Your Horoscope For This Week — Aug 25 2013

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Aries (March 21-April 19)
Vying to be Wonder Woman again, Aries? Park the invisible jet this week and hang up the magic lasso. People need clear expectations of where your boundaries lay. Just because you can do it all, doesn’t mean you should. In fact, you need to be more focused on your own walk of fame rather than helping other people with their goals. With Mars in your star-powered fifth house from August 27 through October 14, you’re due for major recognition of your talents if you strategically self promote.
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Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Relationships are in the pressure cooker this week, but it’s time to ease up. One person should not be deified or hoisted so high on the pedestal that no one else’s company can compare. Make a concerted effort to spread yourself around socially this week. Nurturing new friendships and career connections will put you-know-who back in perspective. In truth, s/he will be relieved to regain mortal status in your eyes, too.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Bring on the dynamic duos. With go-getter Mars cruising through your house of platonic partnerships until October 14, joining forces with a kindred spirit could fetch you both fame and acclaim. Hello, creative collabs or co-hosted soirées! Certain friendships, however, grow increasingly stressful during this Mars period. Have you grown a wee-bit too close for comfort? Give each other space to make decisions without the other always having to weigh in.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Don’t underestimate the power of the personal touch. This week, your attention to detail will leave you heads and tails above the competition. Keep your mind on your money after the 27 when Mars spends six weeks in your income house. Your proactive pursuit of the Benjamins will spell cash in the bank. Circulate that résumé and network like it's job!
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Fiery, passionate, feisty Leo, your roar is about to grow louder. On the 27, red-hot Mars pops over to visit your sign until October 14, an event that only happens every two years. This is like pouring high-octane fuel into your motivation tanks. Focus on your dreams now, screening out distractions and being singular in your quest for success. Your willingness to take the wheel (and stay in your lane instead of getting distracted by detours) will bring immense accomplishment this fall.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Let’s see those spirit fingers! It’s teamwork time, and this week, you’re not only cast as the taskmaster but the head cheerleader, as well. Make sure everyone is clear on the budget and the bottom line. You’re working with a smaller pool of resources here, but that is just an opportunity to flex your creative skills. Upcycle, repurpose, and make the old new again.
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Libra (September 23-October 22)
Dot-com gazillionaire dreams dance through your head. With go-getter Mars cruising through your technology zone for six weeks, the Internet can be your pipeline to prosperity — whether you invent the next Google or just plump up your shopping budget by selling stuff on eBay. Early in the week, you could have a mini crisis when you realize that you romanticized someone’s potential. Take off the rose-colored specs and let people be who they are. All is not lost here, Libra, but you do have to adjust your expectations.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Think globally and act it, too, Scorpio. Opportunities can be found far outside your ZIP code this week so nudge yourself to stretch, even if you’re wandering into unfamiliar terrain. With Mars, the planet of drive and motivation, entering your career zone for six weeks, set your sights on a lofty goal. Weekend plans may double as networking events, so pack plenty of business cards in your beach bag and get your name on the list for those seen-and-be-seen soirées.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Mother Nature beckons this week, so take advantage of the waning days of summer by spending as much time as possible in the sun. Your sign adores camping (or even a little glamping, if you’re more of an RV kinda gal), so turn your nature time into an overnight adventure. Stay within cell phone range, though. A call concerning your career may come in after Wednesday, and you’ll want to be on hand to accept the offer.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Business is about relationships, Capricorn, so utilize this week to nurture closer bonds with your colleagues. Though you’d rather just head home instead of hitting happy hour, it would be to your benefit to spend a little out-of-office time with your work mates. On Wednesday, red-hot Mars enters the most seductive part of your chart ramping up your mojo for six weeks. You’re playing for keeps now, and your heart will get involved, even if it’s merely a hookup. Be selective, opting for people with long-term potential only.
Aquarius (January 20-February 19)
You love them; you love them not (sigh). With Mars moving through your relationship house from August 27 through October 14, your amorous feelings will run hot and cold. On the one hand, you’re jonesing for a closer connection and may feel eager to put an exclusive label on a relationship. Simultaneously, familiarity can breed contempt. You’re going to need your space, too, which can confuse your sweetie if you set up false expectations that you’ll be permanently joined at the hip. Try to keep your other interests alive so your love connection doesn’t fizzle before it has a chance to truly sizzle.
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Pisces (February 20-March 20)
Toned biceps, washboard abs, and killer calves may be overrated but you wouldn’t mind getting in better shape this week. With energizer Mars cruising through your sixth house of self-care, you’ll have the motivation for this very mission between now and October 14. You might even prefer an arduous bootcamp class to your go-to flowy yoga and dance routines. Don’t be afraid to push yourself a little harder now. You’ll see results before it’s cool enough to rock your (fitted) fall clothes.
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