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Posted: August 18, 2017

Horoscope for the week beginning August 18

By Michael O’Connor

Tip of the Week

The countdown has begun. It is just a few days from the powerful and historic Total Solar Eclipse, which takes place on August 21 at 11:30 a.m. PDT and 2:30 p.m. EDT and at 28 Leo 53.

What makes it so noteworthy is that its path traverses the United States from the southeast to the northwest. As well, it will have a direct effect on the chart of President Donald Trump. Specifically, it will form a conjunction to his Natal Mars and Ascendant in Leo, which will have the effect of adding fuel to his already blazing mode of self-expression.

Generally, if the eclipse comes close to a planet or angle in your Natal or Progressed charts, then you will experience the impact of this event in a very noticeable way. As well, its effects can continue strongly for up to six months, but usually, what is destined to occur will begin prior to the next New Moon, which is on September 7. On a final note, here, because this eclipse occurs at the late degrees of Leo, its impact will affect both the Leo/Aquarius axis and the Virgo/Pisces axis.

This week’s Horoscope will shed light on the effects on each sign in general and includes the influences of the Lunar Eclipse on August 7, as well.

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Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)

Something special will be activated in your life by this eclipse. Call it a birth. It could be a literal birth as in a pregnancy or the actual birth of a child. However, it could also manifest as the emergence of a new creative interest or talent. Either way, it is destined to bring focus to what makes you special and will have a measurable effect on your lifestyle.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)

Home and family, love relationships and lifestyle, in general, will undergo changes due to this eclipse. These will become public and noticeable to others. In some respects, you will invite this, but in others, you may feel uncomfortable with the attention. It will push you to dig deep and make room, such as renovations or moves, for what is coming in.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

New perceptions will be ignited by this eclipse season. In some respects, you are able to think more clearly and see a bigger picture. As well, you may feel inspired to engage in a variety of creative activities where aesthetic appreciations are emphasized. Your career and/or public reputation will be influenced and subsequently your home life as well.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Questions of value are emphasized with this pair of eclipses. These may well touch upon financial considerations. Taxes, inheritances, and investments are likely areas that will be affected. It looks like money is coming in and from unexpected sources. These are destined to influence your perceptions and beliefs.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

With the Solar Eclipse in your sign, your overall mode of self-expression will receive a boost. Positively, it will bring improvements in your lifestyle and especially in the financial department. Your career as it affects your lifestyle, and the other way around too, is featured. Invariably, relationships will be affected and include reconnecting with old friends.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)

Although this Solar Eclipse is not occurring in your sign, it is just over a degree away so you will feel its full impact. It will activate you to new modes and qualities of expression. Your daily life, rhythm, and routine will be influenced. Rare and profound glimpses into things could include metaphysical and/or philosophical interests.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22)

Your circle of friends will change due to this eclipse. Positively, new love will come into your life. Yet, endings and unexpected changes are likely, as well. Your sense of individuality will be activated and this could manifest as a rebellious attitude, or perhaps even as a revolutionary one. Old love interests could be sparked as well.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your public and professional life linked to your social network will feel the impact of this eclipse season. Reunions with family and friends are quite possible. These may be seeded now but actually occur later in the year. Creative interests could also get an extra surge of energy inspiring you to new levels and heights.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Seeing a bigger picture and, in doing so, inspired changes in your public and professional life are all evidenced by the particulars of this eclipse season. Travel and other cultural interests are featured. Visiting places that you have not before, whether literally or intellectually are very likely over the coming weeks and months.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Big changes destined to occur are happening now. These may seem to come from outer circumstances and therefore be chalked up as coincidence and perhaps bad luck since endings are indicated. But, destiny is at play here. These will bring about changes in how you see yourself and the world and yourself in the world.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Who you are and who you love and how are all destined to feel the impact of this eclipse season. Drawing upon existing skills but at a higher and more productive level is indicated. Financial interests are featured and this could prove to bring in more money. Your talents and skills will be exercised, increased and improved in the process.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)

Projects that have been brewing for some time, perhaps even years, will come to the surface as a consequence of this eclipse season. A new wave of creative expression may become the new norm in your life. The scope and quality of your lifestyle linked to your most intimate relationships, both romantic and professional are part of this exciting plot.

Lead image from Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics

– Michael O’Connor is a professional astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology and related metaphysical and spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice, is an entertaining and inspirational speaker, and writes a popular New Moon Newsletter and Horoscope Column. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, please visit his website or contact Michael directly. www.sunstarastrology.com or (250) 352-6871 or [email protected]


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