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  • The Sun Enters Virgo: Purification and Process

    The Sun Enters Virgo: Purification and Process
    When the Sun leaves the playground of Leo on August 22 to head into the grounded, practical terrain of Virgo, your self-expression will shift from childlike enthusiasm to a more mature phase of planning and preparation. You can also expect the urge to detox and purify to kick in under Virgo's influence!

    Virgo is famous for bringing chaos to otherwise pristine processes, so this solar transit will be all about refining and streamlining as you go about the daily pursuit of perfection. Virgo's critical and analytical energy is excellent for problem-solving and finding ways to make everything better and more efficient.

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    Furthermore, Virgo is the sign of health and well-being, so you may find yourself focused on getting regular exercise and maintaining a healthier diet during the Sun's upcoming transit. This is a terrific time to make plans, work out

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  • Dance to Your Own Drumbeat This Full Moon!

    Dance to Your Own Drumbeat This Full Moon!
    Once every three years or so, we see two full Moons in a row in the same sign; in fact, the last time we had two consecutive full Moons in the sign of Aquarius was August 1983. With this month's second full Moon occurring in Aquarius on Tuesday, August 20, it's round two of the contest to remain emotionally objective in all situations. Do all you can to take the high road!

    During full Moons, the tides of emotion and passion are at their peak. However, Aquarian Moons aren't known for unbounded emotional displays. Instead, they prefer a more cautious and reserved approach to self-expression.

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    Even if dramatic displays of affection won't be on tap this Tuesday, being true to yourself will be. You may find your desire to remain authentic in direct conflict with your desire for applause. Sometimes it may seem easier to take the safe route and please the crowd. But two Aquarian full Moons in a row are a

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  • How to Speak to Your Man's Sun Sign!

    How to Speak to Your Man's Sun Sign!
    Do you get tongue-tied around a cute guy? Does it seem as if your partner isn't listening as actively as you'd like? Or perhaps you simply feel misunderstood?

    Mercury, the cosmic minister of communication, is the fastest moving planet in the sky and loves to throw you off-balance with its quick-changing ways. But if you learn how to speak to your man's astrological sign -- which can strongly affect his style of communication -- you can effectively get your message across.

    Youthful Aries sometimes childishly blurts out things most adults would agree shouldn't be said. However, these utterances come from an honest place and certainly aren't intended to harm. When communicating with an Aries man, a direct approach is best, rather than tiptoeing around with formalities. He can take the blunt truth.

    Taurus responds well to sensory messages. Elaborating about the way things look, feel, taste, and sound will make your message come alive in the Bull's imagination. If your topic is dry, juice

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  • Express Yourself Colorfully as Mercury Enters Leo

    Express Yourself Colorfully as Mercury Enters Leo
    Now that the communication planet, Mercury, has entered the fiery and fixed energy of Leo through August 24, talk has become direct and dramatic. Rather than analyze and dissect information, it's likely that you feel more compelled to simply speak from your heart.

    Unless you want people to walk away from you in mid-sentence, now is the time to drop the drone-tone. For the next couple weeks, everyone will be more concerned with the potential excitement and showmanship of speech. After all, the Lion is in charge!

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    If your conversation is colorful, fun, and entertaining, it won't have any trouble passing Leo's litmus test. There's a more childlike quality to speech now, with words seeming to spill directly from the heart in a pure, uncensored manner. This is the doing of rock-star Mercury, so expect spontaneous bursts of song and dramatic displays of impromptu theater and soliloquies

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  • Use Astrology to Help Plan the Ideal Family Vacation!

    Use Astrology to Help Plan the Ideal Family Vacation!
    You're a Taurus with a Libra partner, an Aries daughter, and a Scorpio son. How do you plan to keep everyone happy during your late-summer vacation? Since they'll all want something different out of the trip, you're going to have to put your astrological thinking cap on!

    The excitable signs -- Aries, Sagittarius, and Gemini -- want to travel to exotic places and experience high-speed adventure that takes them away from humdrum reality. They're not good at lounging around the pool or catching up on their reading; they need action.

    The holiday explorers are Aquarius -- who, despite a love of state-of-the-art gadgetry, also has an interest in archaeology and all things historic -- and, oddly enough, Pisces, who loves roaming off the beaten path. These signs may not appreciate too much rough living, but their souls yearn for wide-open spaces.

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    The home-comforts brigade, Taurus

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  • The Relationship Between Your Baby's Moon Sign and Eating Habits

    The Relationship Between Your Baby's Moon Sign and Eating Habits
    You can spend half your life building a career, learning, and becoming a better person. And yet, the challenge of feeding a baby his or her first solid foods can reduce even the most successful, intelligent, and patient among us into a screaming ball of frustration.

    In personal birth charts, the Moon represents a person's basic emotional and physical responses, so it's no surprise that, quite often, babies act much more like their Moon sign than their Sun sign. Just like your own eating habits, those of an infant are strongly influenced by the sign placement of their natal Moon. Learning that placement and working with it (rather than against it) can go a long way toward making meal times more smooth -- for both yourself and your baby.

    Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
    You'd think these little gaffers would be too tired after asserting their wills all night long -- or as you like to put it, "not sleeping" -- to put up a fight about eating their creamed spinach. But babies with a Fire

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  • Your Feng Shui Guidance for August!

    Your Feng Shui Guidance for August!
    Feng Shui is the area of Chinese medicine that helps you rest, relax, and restore your vital energies through healthful practices and a calm environment. Learn how Astrology.com's Ellen Whitehurst can help you create a peaceful home, landscape, and workplace by applying Feng Shui principles of balance and harmony to your everyday life!

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    It's that time of year once again -- time to start thinking about getting the kids back to school. But have you stopped to consider the financial strain that back-to-school time can cause? School supplies and new clothes alone can seemingly break the bank!

    So, why not engage in a little prosperity-bringing Feng Shui that will have you laughing all the way to the bank instead?

    Begin by locating the "wealth" area of your home -- it's in the rear left corner of the main floor. Once you find it, place an indoor water fountain in this special spot.

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  • Declare Independence as Uranus Retrogrades in Aries!

    Declare Independence as Uranus Retrogrades in Aries!
    The raw, unbridled energy of Aries that wants things yesterday is now electrified by the presence of future-forward Uranus. Now is the time to break new ground in your life as you rebel against anyone and anything that threatens to diminish expressions of your unique self!

    When Uranus, the planet of breakthroughs and unexpected shake-ups, went retrograde on July 17 -- a phase that's set to continue through December -- you received a huge push from within. Take this opportunity to now turn your energy inward as you deeply explore what makes you your own authentic person.

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    If you're unclear on who you are and what you want -- independent of any expectations of others -- an inner war could ensue. This particular phase of Uranus going retrograde in Aries is extremely explosive, mainly due to the fact that it also puts Uranus in conflict with powerful Pluto, with every

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  • A Close Look at the Royal Baby's Astrological Chart!

    A Close Look at the Royal Baby's Astrological Chart!
    Congratulations to Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William on their first child: a cuspy Cancer with a Capricorn Moon and Scorpio rising. At 4:24 PM GMT on July 22, the royal baby -- all eight pounds and six ounces of him -- entered the world.

    He's third in line to the crown (behind Princes Charles and William), and from the looks of his chart, he'd wear it well! With Scorpio on the ascendant and an eighth house Cancer Sun, he's set to be the strong, silent type who appreciates his privacy and is selective about whom he trusts (mostly family).

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    The baby's cosmic connection with his mother looks very strong, with the Moon nearly full in Capricorn -- only ten degrees away from Kate's Sun. A Sun-Moon connection is considered one of the strongest indicators of compatibility, and they've got it going both ways! Kate's Moon is also in Cancer, the sign of the baby's

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  • The Sun Enters Leo: Shine On!

    The Sun Enters Leo: Shine on!
    With the Sun entering its home sign of Leo today, you can expect the next four weeks to encourage leadership and creative expression. The Sun is most comfortable in Leo, so this is a moment when its energy will help those with genuine intentions step into the limelight. If you're looking to get ahead, now is the time to shine!

    Take this opportunity to promote your talents and ensure that your managers and colleagues understand exactly what you're capable of -- and what you're looking for. Progress is not only possible, but almost inevitable now, especially if you're prepared to boldly express your desires. The Sun in Leo symbolizes royalty, so be firm as well as considerate. Working well with others will definitely help you get ahead; just be upfront about your intentions.

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    Leo is a Fixed sign, so the next four weeks are an ideal time to consider long-term aspirations.

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