What to expect for each star sign in the first week of August

Astrologer Oscar Cainer has the lowdown on what you can expect from the week of Sunday 2nd to Saturday the 9th of August, according to your star sign.

Leo (Jul 24–Aug 23)

The start of August finds you on the frontline, in the midst of the action. The responsibilities on your shoulders are adding to the challenges you face – well, that’s how it feels. Even though you’re a confident Leo, the tasks ahead seem daunting. Fortunately August brings assistance your way, and if you add your power to someone else’s, the benefits will touch many lives. To hear more about Leo this week, call 1300 017 319.

Virgo (Aug 24–Sep 23)

Children know what they want, but not necessarily what they need. Although we grow wiser as we grow older, we tend to ignore the fact that we suffer from the same affliction. There’s no guarantee that August will bring you what you really want, but you may find that you don’t need it – and that may make you feel very good, indeed. Transform your life in August. To hear more about Virgo this week, call 1300 017 319.

Libra (Sep 24–Oct 23)

How will we recognise heaven when we get there? Will it be all about sunshine, pina coladas and hammocks to swing on as we watch the sunset? Does everyone have an ultra-bright smile and perfect hair? How will we know that we’re not in hell? Watch out for easily jumped-to conclusions this month. As long as you look below the superficial, you’ll get heavenly results. To hear more about Libra this week, call 1300 017 319.

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Scorpio (Oct 24–Nov 22)

The full moon at the start of August is a sign of hopefulness. Have more faith in your future. If an issue causes you to doubt yourself this month, re-evaluate its importance in your life. There’s a chance you’re still holding on to parts of your past that are no longer relevant. Focus on your vision of what “could” be possible and you’ll embrace the future you deserve. To hear more about Scorpio this week, call 1300 017 319.

Sagittarius (Nov 23–Dec 21)

You can’t move a mountain with willpower alone – you need to have a strategy. Some support wouldn’t go amiss, either. Fortunately, when you find yourself out of your depth, you won’t have to look far to find people who are ready and able to help. They appreciate your vision and they share your enthusiasm. Transformation is possible this month. To hear more about Sagittarius this week, call 1300 017 319.

Capricorn (Dec 22–Jan 20)

Let the full moon at the start of this month inspire you. Picture yourself fishing in the river of good fortune; every time you make a catch, you win a prize. Even a piece of junk from the riverbed will have its uses. If you’re not sure how you’ll be able to tell this abundant river from a normal one, just activate your most positive expectations – they’ll take you there. To hear more about Capricorn this week, call 1300 017 319.

Aquarius (Jan 21–Feb 19)

Is the full moon in your sign at the start of August a good omen? Are you feeling happier or are you still entangled in recent challenges? You’ve protected yourself by creating a series of barriers. But they’re also keeping good people and things out. As the month progresses and you find the confidence to lower your defences, your social life, and your mood, will greatly improve. To hear more about Aquarius this week, call 1300 017 319.

Pisces (Feb 20–Mar 20)

There’s no simple fix to the dilemma you face in August. Even if you want to walk away, your involvement makes it hard. Focusing all your attention on it won’t provide you with the answer, either. The full moon at the start of the month gives you the wherewithal to regenerate a sense of perspective. Once that’s established, you’ll know exactly what to do and how to do it. To hear more about Pisces this week, call 1300 017 319.

Aries (Mar 21–Apr 20)

Although you have many routes to choose between, most won’t take you to where you want to be. They only look appealing because you’re making your way along an obstacle-strewn path. No wonder you’re thinking about a past decision with a sense of regret. But a diversion will just distract you from your ultimate goal. August brings a chance to renew your commitment. To hear more about Aries this week, call 1300 017 319.

Taurus (Apr 21–May 21)

Money doesn’t keep the planet spinning. It’s tempting to make it the villain of the piece, but it’s our love of it, not the thing itself, that causes problems. This month, rather than looking for something to blame, you’d be better off focusing on the amazing things people are doing. Your material situation isn’t guaranteed to improve in August, but with the right attitude, you’ll become spiritually and emotionally enriched. To hear more about Taurus this week, call 1300 017 319.

Gemini (May 22–Jun 22)

We all enjoy a good TV drama: we identify with the characters and relate to their problems. But starring in our own soap opera is a different story altogether. When someone you care about faces a challenge this month, you’re tempted to jump in to help. And although this implicates you in a dramatic situation, events throughout August ensure a happy ending. To hear more about Gemini this week, call 1300 017 319.

Cancer (Jun 23–Jul 23)

You have a highly prized skill: the ability to make a little money stretch further than most other people. You can spend it fast, too. It’s a good balance. Over this month, the cosmos brings the chance to improve your financial situation. As long as you have faith in your ability to create positive change in your world, with Venus in your sign there’s the likelihood that it will manifest. To hear more about Cancer this week, call 1300 017 319.