Daily forecasts for August 2013 written by Rob Tillett. Click here for Moonbeam's Month in
Wed Aug 1: Brainwaves
Your mind is racing, filled with a whole host of different ideas. Keeping track of them will be about as easy as catching all the seeds from a dandelion, but write down as many of your brainwaves as possible without censoring them first. This isn't the right day to evaluate your thoughts because you've got your work cut out trying to capture and record them all. Ideal colors are mango and
ivory. Lucky numbers are 6 and 37.
Thu Aug 2: Full Moon
Cancer is Moon-ruled, so the Full Moon is always a doozy. Your partner could take you by surprise, perhaps by making a financial suggestion that you can barely credit or by doing something that makes you see the relationship in a new light. Although there could be some shock value in this, it will also help to liven up the day and give you something to think about. And you may decide that you
like what they're suggesting, after all. Beneficial colors are golden honey and black. Lucky numbers are 14 and 57.
Fri Aug 3: Logical Approach
Any form of study will go well today because your powers of concentration have returned with a vengeance and your mind is behaving itself once again. You'll also take pleasure from gathering new facts or doing some research, and the results will be great if you can take a systematic and logical approach to what you're doing. Auspicious colors are caramel and violet. Lucky numbers are 2 and
Sat Aug 4: Romantic Thoughts
It's easy to be carried away by romantic thoughts today, but the trouble is that they may have very little bearing on what's really happening. For instance, you might indulge yourself in a delicious reverie about you-know-who, neatly forgetting that what you're imagining is unlikely ever to take place. Fantasy is one thing but don't confuse it with the facts. Favourable colors are lemon and
navy. Lucky numbers are 27 and 32.
Sun Aug 5: Expert Advice
If you're trying to sort out a financial problem, don't hesitate to ask for expert advice. This might be your accountant or financial adviser, someone in your local bank or building society, or a friend whose opinion you respect. On the other hand, you may be the one who's doling out the advice, in which case you'll do your utmost to be as fair and sensible as possible. Fortunate colors are
fire engine red and silver. Lucky numbers are 7 and 9.
Mon Aug 6: What On Earth?
If you usually pride yourself on having both feet on the ground you'll wonder what on earth is going on. You might be in a very escapist mood or you may struggle to grasp what's happening, especially where financial matters are concerned. This isn't the best day for reaching decisions because you're in two minds about many things. You may also be undermined by others. Ideal colors are pale
pink and dark grey. Lucky numbers are 16 and 11.
Tue Aug 7: Treat Yourself
Between now and early September you'll jump at the chance to pamper yourself with Venus in your sign. And you'll want to do it as often as possible! If you're still toying with the idea of changing your image in some way, it will be almost impossible to resist it this August. So treat yourself to some clothes, a change of hairstyle, some flattering make-up or anything else that appeals.
Inspirational colors are lime and pineapple. Lucky numbers are 26 and 48.
Wed Aug 8: True Friend
A friend proves a staunch supporter today, much to your delight. As Mercury turns direct in your house of personal finances, things begin to head back on track. You might also benefit from a buddy's feedback, when they draw your attention to the facts but stop short of telling you exactly what to do. Prosperous colors are treacle and aqua. Lucky numbers are 32 and 8.
Thu Aug 9: Hot And Bothered
Is something bugging you? It certainly seems that way, because you're feeling hot and bothered. You've also got a tendency to latch on to tiny details as though they were utterly essential, and then to pursue them doggedly. For instance, you might put someone through some rigorous questioning because you aren't quite sure what they're talking about. Ideal colors are burgundy and dark gold.
Lucky numbers are 10 and 59.
Fri Aug 10: Just Say It
The next few weeks are great for putting as much effort into your communications as possible. If you've got something to say, this will definitely be the time to say it, especially if it requires courage. However, will you know when to be quiet? There's a chance that you might say too much at times, or come across as too aggressive and demanding. So take care! Harmonious colors are peach and
cream. Lucky numbers are 5 and 44.
Sat Aug 11: Sensitive Crabs
Your feelings are close to the surface today, making you sensitive to what's going on around you. It's difficult to preserve a cool, calm and collected image if something ruffles you, because it will show on your face and in your behavior. There's nothing wrong with that, but try not to overreact when dealing with things that don't merit such a fuss. Uplifting colors are crimson and white.
Lucky numbers are 17 and 43.
Sun Aug 12: Repairs And Replacements
Can you improve your working environment, making it more comfortable or attractive? Scrutinize it as much as possible today, taking note of any changes that can be easily made as well as those that will require more thought or trouble. If you work from home, you might want to repair or replace any appliance that has been playing up or has outlived its usefulness. Beneficial colors are
sapphire blue and emerald green. Lucky numbers are 28 and 7.
Mon Aug 13: Expect The Unexpected
Anything could happen today, so be prepared! You might meet someone who has an electrifying effect on you, even if they aren't your usual type. You might only have a mad flirtation with each other, or this could be the start of a long-term relationship that will teach you exciting things about yourself and introduce you to a world that you never knew existed. Beneficial colors are rose pink
and bronze. Lucky numbers are 1 and 72.
Tue Aug 14: Home Environment
You'll be happiest if you can stay in a familiar environment today, such as your own neighborhood. You'll enjoy chatting to the people you meet along the way, such as the person standing next to you in the supermarket queue or a fellow passenger on the bus. If you've got the time you'll enjoy catching up with your reading. Ideal colors are lilac and silvery blue. Lucky numbers are 26 and
Wed Aug 15: New Moon
How are your finances holding up? Are you feeling comfortably off at the moment or are you wondering how to make your money last until the end of the month? If you've barely got two pennies to rub together, take advantage of today's New Moon to do something about it. Maybe it's time to ask for help, or perhaps you simply need to adopt a much tougher fiscal strategy, and then stick to it?
Prosperous colors are silver and tan. Lucky numbers are 2 and 11.
Thu Aug 16: Pamper Yourself
Concentrate on your priorities in life today, because they'll make you feel good. They will also remind you that there is more to life than hard grind and problems. After all, you've had a very difficult couple of months and you're overdue for some light relief. Pamper yourself in some way and your cares will vanish for the time being at least. Fortunate colors are violet and dark pink. Lucky
numbers are 17 and 19.
Fri Aug 17: Practical Approach
You're blessed with a very practical approach to life today, particularly when it comes to anything connected with your home or finances. And if you can combine the two in some way then you'll really strike it lucky. If you're currently involved in a property deal, things will go in your favor and you might even end up much better off. Beneficial colors are pale blue and apricot. Lucky
numbers are 12 and 14.
Sat Aug 18: Opinions To Yourself
Someone seems determined to go their own way today and there doesn't seem to be much you can do about it. Actually, the more you try to persuade them against taking their current approach the keener they will be to prove their point. This means that even if you think this person is making a grave mistake, you'd be wise to keep your opinions to yourself for the time being. Auspicious colors
are violet and platinum. Lucky numbers are 29 and 45.
Sun Aug 19: Change Of Scene
Some people are being wayward, awkward and laws unto themselves. Today you've got to listen to someone spouting complete drivel. The trouble is that they don't want to know what you think, and may even be quite rude about it. To save your sanity, give yourself a complete change of scene until you've both calmed down. Inspirational colors are charcoal grey and mustard yellow. Lucky numbers are
27 and 75.
Mon Aug 20: Low-Key Atmosphere
Your domestic life leaves something to be desired today, thanks to the low-key atmosphere. Maybe someone is feeling depressed, affecting the mood of everyone they meet, or perhaps you're the one down in the dumps. Either way, you won't help the situation by brooding on it, feeling sorry for yourself or taking out your feelings on whoever happens to be around. Empowering colors are pale gold
and lavender. Lucky numbers are 8 and 46.
Tue Aug 21: Better Mood
It's time to cheer yourself up, dear Cancer. A little retail therapy won't go amiss. You'll especially enjoy looking for items that will brighten up your home or turn your kitchen into a 21st-century temple of efficiency. If you're feeling broke at the moment, you'll have to restrict yourself to snapping up bargains at the grocers or the supermarket. Oh well! Ideal colors are bronze and
mother of pearl. Lucky numbers are 3 and 11.
Wed Aug 22: House Of Communications
Now you'll enjoy improving the way you communicate with others, as the blazing Sun dives into Virgo and your third house of communications and creativity. Why not invest in a new program or upgrade your computer, boost your mobile phone or simply treat yourself to some writing paper and a book of stamps. Take more trouble with the way you express yourself, especially if you sometimes give
people the wrong impression. Beneficial colors are bright blue and aubergine. Lucky numbers are 3 and 11.
Thu Aug 23: Power Of Pleasure
As Mars strides into Scorpio, you need little urging to put a lot of effort and enthusiasm into speculative ventures, social events, and activities related to entertainment or a vacation. Creative juices flow during this time, but there is no telling exactly how or where you will direct them. Romantic notions are apt to be physically carried out. Inspiration and imagination spark artistic
endeavors. Children will be a riot, so don't lose your temper. Favorable colors are dark red and lavender. Lucky numbers are 3 and 5.
Fri Aug 24: Big Heart
If you're a typical Cancerian you have a very big heart and it's much in evidence today. You might decide to tuck someone under your wing or give them a hug because you know they're going through a bad time. You're also prepared to listen to the tale of woe without taking sides or giving unsolicited advice. Someone will be everlastingly grateful to you. Fortunate colors are royal blue and
spanish leather. Lucky numbers are 6 and 27.
Sat Aug 25: All Dressed Up
Ideally, you should get all dressed up and then head for the nearest social event because that's exactly what you're in the mood for today. You're feeling very convivial and outgoing, whether you're with people that you know like the back of your hand or total strangers. If you've recently moved house, you might meet one of your new neighbors and quickly turn them into a friend. Creative
colors are spring green and copper. Lucky numbers are 2 and 36.
Sun Aug 26: On Your Mind
A certain person is never far from your thoughts today, and after a while you'll long to see them. If they live a long way away, you'll have a tendency to dream about them or to look through old photos so you can see their face. If they're close by, you'll want to get together with them and could get quite huffy if they aren't available or they've got other fish to fry. Take it easy!
Fortunate colors are jade and amber. Lucky numbers are 29 and 9.
Mon Aug 27: The Spice Of Life
Plenty of variety is needed today, otherwise life will start to take on a stale and sluggish quality. If this happens you'll do almost anything to liven things up, which might mean stirring up trouble. It would be better to skip your usual routine and take in a change of scene, preferably involving some exercise so you can burn up any excess nervous energy. Ideal colors are champagne and
dusky pink. Lucky numbers are 15 and 8.
Tue Aug 28: Cancerian Intuition
Your Cancerian intuition is working well today, particularly when thinking about a close partner. You might instinctively know that they're about to phone you, or you have such an intense dream about them that you can't stop thinking about them when you wake up. It's a day for following your gut feelings and you may be getting a strong hunch about this person. Beneficial colors are dark grey
and ultramarine. Lucky numbers are 9 and 16.
Wed Aug 29: At Your Peril
The atmosphere is rather fraught today. The vexed questions of money and sex are especially likely to make the fur fly, so mention them at your peril. If you aren't the one who wants to pick a fight it will be your other half, and they'll be like a terrier with a bone. Do you honestly have the energy for it? Favorable colors are peach and turquoise. Lucky numbers are 29 and 71.
Thu Aug 30: Truly Creative Mode
The Moon's node moves to Scorpio, your house of fun and romance. A major new phase lasting for some 18 months, this awakens a serious attraction and can see you in a truly creative mode. You'll feel the urge to take a chance, but if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. You'll have a great time with family, friends and children. taking special interest in entertainment, sports and
exchanging jokes. More on the Moon's Nodes. Ideal colors are banana and ebony. Lucky numbers are 5 and 34.
Fri Aug 31: Full Moon
Cancer is ruled by the Moon, so a romantic opportunity is there for eligible Crabs. Also the next two weeks will present you with some interesting problems concerning your morals and beliefs. You'll be faced with a difficult question that can't be resolved as easily as you might at first imagine, and you may even have to do some soul-searching before you can come up with a satisfactory
solution. Fortunate colors are pumpkin and plum. Lucky numbers are 9 and 23.