I have a challenge for you… Take charge of your life this month.  We don’t get to know how our lives are going to end up, what’s going to happen.  The only thing you can do is wake up every day and make the most of every day, every hour, every minute.  So wake up! Wake up and be the person you were born to be.  Not in a year, not in a month, not tomorrow…. do it today.  Do it now.  Wake up.

Aries (21 March – 19 April) – This would be a period of hard intellectual work, particularly of self-control, which brings success through preparation and brings control over anything in question.  You may be learning something new.  Take pride in your work and give your best.  If you are single, a good news is waiting for you and you may have a romantic proposal soon.  If you are in a committed relationship, it will move to a deeper love and understanding.  Favorable Dates:  August, 1, 8, 10, 17, 19, 28.  Favorable Colors:  Blue & Brown.

Taurus (20 April – 20 May) – You are in a place of contentment, where love, ideas, creativity and friendship flow quickly and easily.  Having spent time to reach the height of a profession, you are now regarded with respect.  For those people that have invested in learning a new skill and becoming a master of a field of work, especially the arts or crafts, they are just about to be rewarded.  All the emotional challenges that have irritated you so far, will suddenly resolve themselves.  Relaxed and happy, you are open to all the new possibilities arriving now.  Favorable Dates:  August 2, 7, 11, 16, 20, 25, 29.  Favorable Colors:  Yellow & Red.

Gemini (21 May – 20 June) – This would be a period of introspection, about knowing yourself, what you’ve accomplished and what you’ve lost, about tying up loose ends and following through with your intentions.  The less unfinished business we hang onto in our lives, the more free we are to move on and create the new adventures that keep life interesting.  Take joy from life’s simple pleasures and stop your never-ending pursuit for material wealth – for no matter what you gain, it will never be enough, and you’ll never be happy.  Favorable Dates:  August 2, 5, 11, 14, 20, 23, 29.  Favorable Colors: Green, Yellow & Red.

Cancer (21 June – 22 July) – You need to take the methodical and systematic approach towards reaching your goals.  Now is the time to draw on your years of experience and wisdom to craft an executable plan that will yield the tangible results you desire.  You may need to put your feelings aside for now in order to become focused and self disciplined.  You have put a lot of time and effort into your future and now is the time when you’ll start reaping the rewards.  Expect a real upturn in your finances.  Favorable Dates:  August 5, 14, 19, 23, 25, 29.  Favorable Colors:  Green, White & Red.

Leo (23 July – 22 August) – You are about to try new tactics or that you will choose to move on to a new job.  You have the ability to complete any goals that you set.  You’re experienced, with a sharp mind, and this will always keep you one step ahead of the competitors.  You need to start following your own ambitions.  Take the first step and know that you’ll soon find your feet.  Exercise is especially essential at this time, but don’t push too far.  Spiritual truths will come to you, and they will be much more beneficial to your life.  Favorable Dates:  August 2, 9, 11, 18, 20, 27.  Favorable Colors:  White & Blue.

Virgo (23 August – 22 September) – You may be inspired to take a different approach to your life, work or relationships.  It’s about letting go of unhealthy habits of the past and embracing new beginnings.  You may find yourself restructuring your life and purifying yourself.  If you do so, your life will take on this wonderful energy, like that of a new born baby.  You can move on to a new chapter in your life retaining all of your experiences in your memory.  Let go of the past, embrace your future and try to see things from a fresh, new perspective.  Favorable Dates:  August 3, 8, 12, 17, 21, 26, 30.  Favorable Colors:  White & Red.

Libra (23 September – 22 October) – You need to strike out on your own journey of self discovery.  You may be seeking your own inner truth and find yourself wanting to spend most of your time alone.  You could be on a spiritual quest to find out who you really are.  You may find yourself wanting to let go and give away of all of your material possessions as you venture off to discover what it means to be human.  A period of self-reflection and quiet contemplation would be beneficial for your soul at this time.  It is almost inevitable that you will find your souldmate.  Favorable Dates:  August 2, 3, 11, 12, 20, 21, 29, 30.  Favorable Colors:  White, Blue, Purple & Red.

Scorpio (23 October – 21 November) – You’re investing your time in to something that will pay off in the long run.  You’re almost about to reach your end goal.  It allows you to further trust your instincts to get you to where you want to be.  You may need to learn to control your finances or hire someone to help you keep a budget.  You will have steadiness and power gained through precise judgment and cut-to-the-chase communication.  You will be the reliable person to whom everyone turns for advice.  Romantic relations may get better.  Favorable Dates:  August 2, 5, 11, 14, 20, 23, 29.  Favorable Colors:  White & Brown.

Sagittarius (22 November – 21 December) – There would be an element of creativity in the work you do.  It could be a sign of new projects on the anvil, or of new ideas to which you will soon give form.  This period would instill in you the belief that if driven to achieve perfection, your inherent strengths will make it happen.  Your money and investments will likely be going towards the arts.  You will be in love with music, poetry and dance and will want to see these arts flourish.  Favorable Dates:  August 2, 5, 11, 14, 20, 23, 29.  Favorable Colors:  White & Brown.

Capricorn (22 December – 19 January) – You have triumphed over personal demons:  addiction, loss, depression, diseases, and major injuries in the recent past and have achieved success and completion, joy and contentment.  However to sustain, there is a challenge ahead, and you may need to draw on reserves of inner and outer strength to overcome it.  Multi-tasking is your greatest skill, and you can manage all these things with utmost ease.  In matters of love, you will nurture a relationship with great care to make it flourish happily.  Favorable Dates:  August 3, 7, 12, 16, 25, 30.  Favorable Colors:  Blue, Purple & Black.

Aquarius (20 January – 18 February) – When embarking on any new venture, you will need an even – handed and realistic approach to requiring organizational skills and patience.  Ideas are beginning to take shape, and it is determination,perseverance and enthusiasm that will bring you success.  Look to the things you can shed from your life that are holding you back.  Drop the close-minded attitude or limiting image of yourself, and move forward.  There would be lasting, loving relationships, though, it may also indicate someone who’ll assist you with fulfilling your career aspirations.  Favorable Dates:  August 2, 9, 11, 18, 20, 27, 29.  Favorable Colors:  Blue, Yellow & Green.

Pisces (19 February – 20 March) – You will achieve recognition for your hard work.  Sustained efforts and careful planning will bring to you to great satisfaction.  You have mastered one level in your period of development, and are now preparing to move on up to the next level.  You have reached a point in your spiritual, professional and personal growth and now it is time to take a proud look at all you have achieved and the distance that you have traveled by learning both positive and negative experiences.  Favorable Dates:  August 1, 5, 10, 14, 19, 22, 28.  Favorable Colors:  Blue & Brown.

Written for RETREAT Magazine By: Manish Kumar Arora,

K.P. Astrologer, Numerologist, Tarot Card Reader & Vastu Consultant.

Email manish@manishastrologer.com