Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of August 2, 2013

TIP FOR THE WEEK: Highly perceptive, you absorb the energy surrounding you this week and may find it difficult to turn off other people’s thoughts and feelings.

Supernova within the galaxy (R) 311 (photo credit: REUTERS/Ho New)
Supernova within the galaxy (R) 311
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ho New)
So much is going on behind the scene and for now the best you can do is pay attention, listen and find a quiet corner to think. You will know when the time is right for you to make your move. In the meantime avoid the gossip and take your time. Although your financial situation is far from what you would like it to be right now, it is, however, good enough and that is just fine. A spurt of energy on Sunday and Monday is exactly what you need to get up and to get going.
HINT: An old friend recognizes their mistake and is sorry. Now it is up to you to decide whether or not to accept the apology.
Confusion and mix-ups in schedules become a thing of the past as you try to set things straight and get back to ‘business as usual’. This is a perfect week for arranging meetings with important colleagues as the time is right for an open discussion concerning some plans you have been mulling over. Choose your confidants wisely and you will not be disappointed. Social functions are also on the agenda so try to be as flexible as possible.
HINT: Time spent with younger members of your family will be extremely pleasant this week.
Not everyone understands your motives and driving force, but the truth is it doesn’t matter as long as you know what your goals are. The past few months have been liberating, exciting and somewhat unnerving as you take more control of your life and make the few, but important, changes you have been dreaming of for so long. Good friends and family members stand solidly beside you and are ready to help emotionally as well as financially.
HINT: Keep your feelings to yourself for the time being.SCORPIO (WATER) OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 20
Minor setbacks are expected but with the knowledge you gain along the way you will be able to make a few changes which will bring an even better outcome than you had hoped for. Over the next few weeks you will be meeting with some very interesting people who can help you professionally. As you become used to speaking in front of groups, your vast fund of knowledge plus your natural friendly personality will make it easy to form friendships and professional relationships.
HINT: The morning hours are the best for getting important work done which requires attention to details.SAGITTARIUS (FIRE) NOVEMBER 22-DECEMBER 21
This is a great week for not only getting things done, but for getting rid of unnecessary and unneeded things which have been cluttering up your life. You know what needs to be done and this is the week to roll up your sleeves and do some serious ‘spring cleaning’. There are many people who would love to be included into your inner sanctum of close friends, but take your time. Not everyone who smiles your way has your best interests at heart.
HINT: Pay attention to money and finances and if you don’t have the cash on hand, then refrain from making the purchase.
Accent on your partner and/or mate this week and you may have to take a step back and give this person a little more space. It isn’t really the connection between you but rather the pressures you are both feeling individually which demands that each find a quiet corner to think and catch up on some much needed rest. As the weeks progress, so will the relationship, so rest assured all will be well within a short period of time.
HINT: No matter how much you try to put some money aside, unexpected expenses continue to crop up. Perhaps the time is right to consider getting a new car.AQUARIUS (AIR) JANUARY 20-FEBRUARY 18
Don’t let past insecurities dominate your thinking now. What was, is over and you are stronger, smarter and in a much better place now than ever. All those lessons have stood you in good stead and sometimes it is more important knowing what you don’t want rather than thinking of what you think you do want. Socially you have not had as much time as you would like to spend with old friends while making new ones but as the weeks progress, here too, you will find that you have more time and energy to get out of the house and mingle.
HINT: Your financial situation continues to improve as you remain careful about unnecessary spending.
With a little more free time on your hands, you begin socializing more. Pay attention to someone who avoids eye contact. This person says one thing while thinking another. Financially, you have to decide just how much of your income you are willing to devote to family members who keep turning to you for either a loan or for extra pocket money. Trust your intuition and you won’t go wrong.
HINT: Your week will be divided between social obligations and the need to some quiet emotional space. Don’t say yes if you really mean no.
Conflict in your life is unavoidable this week as pressures from both your home and work add tension which needs addressing as quickly as possible. An open, honest conversation with your partner and/ or mate will ease the situation, so the sooner the better. A family member who lives far away continues to make financial demands but you must do what is best for you and not what others think you should do.
HINT: When meeting a water sign this week pay close attention as this person has some very good ideas and will make you an offer you should carefully consider.
Torn between the demands of your job plus your financial obligations and your need to get away to rest and recharge your batteries, has been weighing you down for the last few weeks. For the time being small mini trips will have to suffice as you have neither the time nor money to take an extensive trip. Once you make some plans you will be amazed at just how much better you feel. A conversation with an older member of your family will warm your heart as once again, you realize just how special your relationship is.
HINT: Your financial situation is well under control, so splurge a bit this week.
There is a great difference between the money you earn for yourself and the money you expect to receive as either a ‘windfall’ or as an inheritance. Unless you have that cash safely in the bank, don’t write any cheques. When dealing with a family member try to be as flexible as possible and pay close attention to what this person says. If you read between the lines you will get the entire picture and that is when you can make your final decision.
HINT: This weekend try to put some time aside to take care of personal business.CANCER (WATER) JUNE 22-JULY 22
For some time you have had the feeling that your relationship with your partner and/or mate is not as balanced as you would like and that the major portion of work and responsibility is falling on your shoulders rather than being shared. The truth is that both of you need to take a step back and catch your breath. It has been a long, hard year and you are both tired. As the week progresses, you will enjoy spending time doing little things which will bring you great peace and satisfaction.
HINT: In a few days you will have more time to pamper yourself…so pace yourself till the end of the week.