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Horoscope: August 24, 2013

Astrologer Shelly von Strunckel reveals what’s in the stars for you today

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Aries (March 20 – April 18)

Sooner or later you’ll have to deal with the increasingly powerful differences causing tension between you and somebody with whom you must make frequent decisions. Don’t rush this. Wait until you’re confident you’ve time to talk things through, enough you’ll be able to achieve a lasting understanding.

Taurus (April 19 – May 19)

Have you been keeping certain facts under wraps or felt disinclined to discuss tricky issues, so avoided them? Talk these over now, before the events triggered by aspects to Pluto, the planet of truth, complicate matters or, perhaps, forces these out, into the open. Raising them is most challenging. Everything else will be easy.

Gemini (May 20 – June 20)

Most of those born under the sign Gemini thrive on a lively exchange of ideas. Ordinarily those around you do, too. Now, however, not only are others tense about certain matters, they could take what you regard as a humorous comment seriously. Being aware of this avoids the complication or hurt feelings.

Cancer (June 21 – July 21)

Over the coming week or so both what you discuss and events will alter your thinking, and on a number of matters. Most are part of your everyday life, so involve a routine. Now that the circumstances on which they’re based is shifting, these will require discussion, if not serious changes.

Leo (July 22 – August 21)

Judging by the next few days’ planetary activity, even seemingly straightforward arrangements won’t last long. This has nothing to do with what you’ve planned and everything to do with the pace and extent of changes altering the foundation of those plans. Keeping up with changes won’t be easy. But you can do it.

Virgo (August 22 – September 21)

Out of character as this may be, you’re urged to make even seemingly pivotal decisions on the run. Waste no time discussing your options. That’s because within days both those options and your own priorities will have shifted, if not been transformed by events. The more spontaneous your actions, the better.

Libra (September 22 – October 22)

There is no simple way to navigate around the roadblocks triggered by the clash between your ruler Venus and Pluto, the planet of power struggles. Instead of seeking a tactful solution, do the opposite and discuss matters with breathtaking frankness. Challenging as this may be initially, you’ll clear the air for good.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

The idea of good fortune is appealing. While it will be coming your way within a week, it’s likely you’ll question what arises. That’s because even gilt-edged opportunities can seem strange or even worrying when they first appear. Still, as you’ll learn more from experience, you’re urged to plunge in.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 20)

Life rarely corners you into unfair situations of the sort you’re now facing. While you’ve good reason to complain, that achieves nothing. Ironically, your best option is to get involved. The more you know, the more ammunition you’ll have to battle these. Once you’re better informed, however, you might decide those situations are worth pursuing.

Capricorn (December 21 – January 18)

Obviously you’d rather make a decision knowing you’ve all the necessary facts than dive in while you’ve numerous unanswered questions. Yet judging by the nature of the situations you’re dealing with, you’ve no choice. If it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone. Others are as short of information as you are.

Aquarius (January 19 – February 17)

Only weeks ago you’d have refused even to discuss certain changes in your way of living, working or loving. Yet now you’re undertaking exactly such changes, and some are even more far reaching than you’d considered possible. Bear this in mind when yet more potential changes arise in a few days’ time.

Pisces (February 18 – March 19)

Don’t make the mistake of assuming that others know what your short term plans are or what you have in mind for the more distant future. Ironically, what you learn when explaining it to them will do wonders to clarify your own thinking, and could even eliminate confusion about certain issues.



Finding the balance between what needs to be said and what can remain unspoken is always tricky. But at the moment it’s very challenging indeed. What’s more, because the planets in your birthday chart accent the need for tact combined with frankness, you’ll be walking a tightrope. While this won’t be easy, others will appreciate your efforts and, as important, will result in you eliminating confusion in numerous worrying situations.