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PURE AND SIMPLE: THIS WEEK'S COSMIC ACTIVITY,
WITH INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE WEEK            

You can read my monthly Sun sign column in the UK women's magazine Company, and there are numerous websites where you can read your weekly Sun sign predictions. On this site, however, I offer energy predictions - clear and simple explanations of what the planets are doing in the skies above, and how this is likely to affect us here on Earth, illustrated by inspirational, thought-provoking or simply entertaining quotes and proverbs.

WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY 25 AUGUST 2014

MONDAY: VENUS TRINE URANUS - SOCIAL EXCITEMENT AND SURPRISES, ELECTRIFYING ROMANCE
Magnetic Attractions; beauty with a difference; more individuality of style; new and exciting friends and romances. These are just some of the things that are more likely under this transit, which infuses social and romantic activities with an element of surprise/magic/quirkiness/eccentricity/magnetic electricity. There are no caveats with this transit… so go enjoy :-)


'Passion surprises. One doesn't search it. It can happen to you tomorrow' - Isabelle Adjani
 

MONDAY: NEW MOON IN VIRGO - BEGIN SOMETHING NEW
Whether you want to make a fresh start professionally or personally - or simply try a new look - New Moons bring the ideal energy for new beginnings. Whatever changes you want to make in your life, this lunar phase is the ideal time to instigate them.


''The beginning is always today' - Mary Shelley



MONDAY: MARS CONJUNCT SATURN - DISCIPLINED ENERGY; CONSTRUCTIVE PRODUCTIVITY
When Saturn sidles up close next to a planet, it usually brings a more sombre and gloomy energy to bear, but in the case of Mars, the Saturn conjunction can be a very splendid thing! Mars' impatient and impulsive energy can often be hard to focus or use constructively, but Saturn's disciplined influence on Mars makes this a day of disciplined energy - and increased productivity. You are also less likely to blow your fuse, so if you are overdue a phone call or meet-up with somebody who seriously tests your patience this is a good day to do it, with controlled anger the order of the day. Energy will also be more measured - a good day for long-distance running and endurance sports! The same goes for any physical activities that require a bit of staying power.

'Without hard work nothing grows but weeds' - Gordon B Hinckley



TUESDAY: VENUS SQUARE SATURN - RESPONSIBLE AFFECTION, SOCIAL INHIBITION, QUESTIONING LOVE; EMOTIONAL DETACHMENT... BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO DEAL WITH THIS TRANSIT!
Love planet Venus clashes with sober, sensible Saturn, indicating lesson or extra responsibilities in love or in your social life. For some there may be romantic disappointment, others of you may feel a conflict between your desires and your commitments, perhaps because you find yourself having to provide extra support or take on extra responsibilities for a loved one.  On a plus side, due to Saturn's responsible energy, this challenging aspect also increases the likelihood of making some kind of love commitment   However, Saturn's questioning energy may also make you less tolerant of any imperfections in your relationships - REMEMBER that no one is perfect, and that the picture will be different within a couple of days. You will also be more likely to question yourself, in particular your looks. Again, nothing has changed, only your perception. A sense of emotional detachment or coldness is also more likely, either from you or your partner - so don't let it stress you if your other half seem less enamoured with you than usual, just blame Saturn! Above all, now you know the possible indications of this somewhat sombre transit, don't let Saturn's tough energy drag you down - the energy will have lifted by midweek and in the meantime, try to get the one over on this transit by sending its potentially deflating energy packing by being extra perky - or hiding away!

'No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention' - Christopher Morley



WEDNESDAY: VENUS SQUARE MARS - RELATIONSHIP SPARKS
Increased passion or explosive energy in our relationships, as this heated cosmic clash creates conflict between romance and lust; enjoyment and productivity; emotional urges and physical urges. Between the 'female' instincts in us all, and the 'male' instincts. Between compromising and being more assertive, between taking a direct approach - and turning on the charm. Those in relationships may find themselves having to balance their needs more with their partners.  Relationships starting today are more likely to be highly sexual.

'There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect' - GK Chesterton



FRIDAY: SUN OPPOSITE NEPTUNE - INCREASED IDEALISM, BUT MORE POTENTIAL FOR DISILLUSIONMENT
Whenever the Sun interacts with Neptune, there is more idealism and rose-tinted escapism - but also the potential for more disillusionment. This is often the result of putting somebody on a pedestal, particularly if you have recently met them -  you may think that they are the bees' knees, but may not be seeing the full - or actual - picture, as Neptune's influence has a tendency to blind us to others' faults. Lack of clarity in general can also be a problem - and this is definitely not a good day to make any important decisions or commitments, to anything or anyone. On a positive note, however, your ability to appreciate beauty in the world is likely to be quite enhanced, with spirituality, idealism and faith heightened. In fact, Sun-Neptune days can be quite beautiful. Just try not to plan too much of a concrete or physical schedule today, go with the flow, and where possible choose artistic or spiritual activities rather than business ones. You may feel especially drawn to charity work and helping others - and can really excel in this area today.  But whatever you're doing, don't push yourself too hard, as your physical energy may be slightly lower.  This influence will also be strong this weekend, when you should try to take some time out to smell the roses...


'There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up' -  John Holmes

(I make no apologies for frequently using this quote, when appropriate. I love it :-)  )


Have a great week!







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