Business Horoscopes: August 2010
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Summer is usually a time when things slow down at the office, but not so for Lions this year. Leos are going to experience a jolt in the coming week when a valued worker takes a sudden leave. It will take all hands on deck to power through the month. Time to start motivating the troops.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
"SHOW ME THE MONEY" is not a phrase you're prone to shout, but this might just be the month you're tempted. In the coming weeks, you're going to realize that you're unhappy with the fine print of a previous negotiation or financial arrangement. Saturn's position in your house is bringing out your tight-fisted temper. Keep this in mind before you stomp around the office: No one likes to work for a crazy.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Saturn hasn't dropped by Libra's house since, oh, 1982, but this month it's knocking on Libra's door, and will tilt the scales away from play and towards work. This isn't necessarily a bad thing if you greet the shift by becoming more organized and disciplined, instead of getting frustrated with your expanding to-do list.
Scorpio (October 23- November 21)
It's time to pack a suitcase, Scorpio. The stars are aligned to give you a big break after all your hard work last month. And there's a reason to stop and catch your breath now—the coming months will be action-packed. Need help unwinding? Check out where other entrepreneurs vacation.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Don't let the summer breeze lull you into complacency, Sagittarians. Stay on your toes. Shifts in your industry and the overall economy are working to your favor, but you have to notice them to take advantage of them. Still haven't replied to that e-mail about meeting up with a possible mentor? Now's the time.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Your business is about to light up like a shooting star once Mars moves into your tenth house of fame and honors on July 29. The weeks after that will be the most important time all year to impress customers with your dedication and credentials. Take advantage of all the recognition this month by working hard, and you'll see an increase in customers as soon as the fall.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
For the last few months, Aquarians may have felt like they've been waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Simple tasks have proven needlessly difficult, the easiest job a bit too hard to handle. Well, buck up Aquarius, relief is here. The planets are aligned to make the daily rigmarole run smoothly again so you can concentrate on your company's strategic vision.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Eclipses are all over the star chart this month, and Pisces is not exempt from the trend. But what does an eclipse mean for the Fish? Time to start thinking about a lucrative business partnership. The stars are aligned to look favorably on any joint ventures Pisces may enter. Check out our handy guide to finding the perfect partner.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Aries have been beach bums for most of the summer, leisurely catching up on some reading, and doing little work. Well it's time to get in the work state of mind again. There's a big surprise in store at the end of the month, one that could provike you to launch an exciting new venture. Never fancied yourself a serial entrepreneur? Perhaps now is the time.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Ideas are flowing for Bulls this month, and the planets are positioned to lend Taureans extra sociability. Why not take charge of your PR and actively pitch your strengths? You can start by taking a peek at this article.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The financials are looking good! Over the last few months, the planets' positions regarding Gemini's House of Fortune uncomplicated financial matters, and big money-related decisions came easy to the Gemini. The good fortune continues. The end of July will bring a surprise check in the mail or a lucrative client to literally knock on your door.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Change is a comin', Cancer, but this month it's all a matter of perspective. A new moon enters your domain mid-July and basks your world in a different light, allowing you to see your relationships—especially with longtime employees or even (gasp) business partners—from a different perspective. Reassess if you're getting what you want out of your alleged support network.