Birthday Stars

By no means are you rigid in your thinking. But, on the other hand, once you understand one particular individual or have learnt about the workings of a tricky situation, you don’t feel the need to review what you already know. Except times have changed, and so have these and other situations as well. The necessary review won’t take long, and could both answer perplexing questions and broaden your horizons, and all at the same time.

Mon 19 August - 2019



Mon 19 August - 2019


On 1 July, the planet of action and courage, Mars, moved into the most strategic portion of your chart. This has forced you to cope with unfair situations and complex obstacles, yet do nothing. Challenging as that has been, it will prove worthwhile. Mars’s move into Virgo changes everything, in some cases, overnight.


It’s not that you’ve been shy about speaking your mind as much as, in a range of situations, you’ve been uncharacteristically unsure of your views, plans or priorities. That’s because they’ve been changing and, often, growing, more than you realise. Mars, planet of ego and action, moves into Virgo, on the 18th, boosting your focus. Soon what’s going and, equally, what’s next will be much clearer.


During the past month or so you’ve had to go with the flow. Initially, this irritated the logical Virgo side of your nature. Since then, however, you’ve realised how much events and encounters have broadened your horizons. During August’s first half, your focus shifts to altering or, often, shedding arrangements that no longer suit you. This so clears your mind that by the 18th, when dynamic Mars moves into Virgo, you’re ready to venture into new territory in terms of life, love and your future plans.

Year to come

You’re practical but if things don’t happen fast enough, the impatient side of your nature can be amazingly impulsive. While, in early 2019, that fast action works, during the rest of the year’s first half, you’re urged to take it slowly. Note which activities and alliances are no longer rewarding, then seek remedies. If these work, great. If not, bide your time until mid-August, when Mars, the planet of courage, ego and action, moves into Virgo for a seven week stay. Add the Virgo New Moon, on 30 August, and you’ll be benefiting from new ideas, offers and, possibly, encounters. These transform your circumstances and, equally, your ideas about what’s possible. This new optimism means that once-distant dreams could soon become part of your life.