Daily forecasts for August 2013 written by
Rob Tillett. Click here for Moonbeam's Month in Brief.
Wed Aug 1: Whirlwind
It's as though you're receiving too much information today and you don't know what to listen to or think about first. Your mind is a whirl of thoughts, impressions and ideas, making it almost impossible to think straight or keep a grip on what's passing through your brain. Write down anything important so you don't forget it. Some moderate exercise may also help you to maintain some sort of
control over your mind. Dynamic colors are burgundy and silver. Lucky numbers are 3 and 55.
Thu Aug 2: Full Moon
You are likely to be caught up in details and forget to keep an eye on the bigger picture today. This means you start to fret about things that don't really matter while possibly ignoring something that's much more pressing. If you're trying to get on with your work now, you may have to cope with tiresome or trivial interruptions. Perhaps you could shut yourself away from everyone else for a
while? Beneficial colors are salmon and silvery grey. Lucky numbers are 4 and 68.
Fri Aug 3: Thinking Cap
Put on your thinking cap today and you'll come up with some really good ideas. You're at your most practical, rational and sensible right now, yet without being tedious or humourless. If you're busy trying to organize a holiday or some long-distance travel, this is an excellent day for doing some research into the cost of fares or hotels, or for simply making sure that everyone is doing
what's expected of them. Opportune colors are turquoise and lavender. Lucky numbers are 1 and 63.
Sat Aug 4: Green Eyed Monster
A certain person wants your attention and they won't be very pleased if you appear to be withholding it. They may even accuse you of losing interest in them or they could stage a jealous tantrum. Ho hum. You should also be wary of loved ones who believe that the best way to show that you care is to spend lots of money on them. Oh really? Give them a hug instead - it's much cheaper. Fortunate
colors are deep purple and strawberry. Lucky numbers are 33 and 71.
Sun Aug 5: Capable Scorpio
You'll excel if you're at work today, because you're being so efficient and capable. This is good news if a boss or someone else in authority is watching your progress because they'll be highly impressed. If you've been considering switching jobs, you could hear about something that seems eminently suitable now. Favourable colors are pale gold and dark green. Lucky numbers are 27 and 11.
Mon Aug 6: Changes
You're very keen to make some changes or improvements right now, but these won't go nearly as smoothly as you'd like. That's because someone might feel threatened by what you're proposing and try to stop you in your tracks, or your ideas may be over-ambitious and therefore impractical. Beware of a tendency to believe that you're automatically in the right over a moral issue. Ideal colors are
persimmon and charcoal grey. Lucky numbers are 26 and 56.
Tue Aug 7: Looking For Love?
If you're a solo Scorpio at the moment and looking for love, you could find it through travel, further education, politics or religion between now and early September with romantic Venus in delightful Cancer. If you're off on vacation you could have a delicious holiday romance, or you might lose your heart to your destination and yearn to return in the very near future. Lucky colors are
aubergine and pale blue. Lucky numbers are 20 and 46.
Wed Aug 8: Fall About
An old saying has it that a day without laughter is a day wasted, and you'd certainly agree with that as Mercury turns direct in your midheaven. Do your best to fit in as many chuckles and belly laughs as possible by choosing funny companions. This is also a terrific day for taking part in a group activity that unites you with some kindred spirits or introduces you to some new friends.
Inspirational colors are sapphire blue and peach. Lucky numbers are 5 and 33.
Thu Aug 9: Fasten Your Seat Belts
Put on your tin hat, Scorpio. You're highly likely to have some clashes with partners and older relatives today. The trouble is that everyone is feeling moody and irritable, and they're also showing a marked tendency to be bossy and argumentative. What starts out as a simple conversation could descend into a row because everyone wants to defend their opinion at all costs. Expressive colors
are chocolate brown and golden honey. Lucky numbers are 28 and 56.
Fri Aug 10: Urgent, Urgent
You won't want to waste any time in making progress with your plans for the future. You may even have a strong sense of urgency that pushes you forward and won't allow you to relax for long. Maybe it would help to set yourself a reasonable deadline, so you have something specific to aim for and you can pace yourself accordingly. Auspicious colors are teal blue and lemon. Lucky numbers are 27
Sat Aug 11: Mystical
This is just the day for indulging yourself, preferably by doing something you always enjoy or getting together with some special people. You're easily moved now and find a spiritual or mystical meaning in almost any event if it touches your heart. If you can spare the time, a trip to a museum or art gallery will make you feel good. Inspirational colors are arctic silver and bright red. Lucky
numbers are 8 and 66.
Sun Aug 12: Wise Scorpions
If you're a typical Scorpio you're good at handling money. Well, this is certainly an excellent day for getting out your calculator and doing some sums. This might mean catching up with your accounts, paying bills or devising the budget for a forthcoming enterprise. You'll also do well if you're telling others how to spend their money wisely. Beneficial colors are plum and banana. Lucky
numbers are 20 and 47.
Mon Aug 13: Flirtatious Scorpions
You're all set for a fabulous day, Scorp. It's enjoyment, entertainment and excitement all the way, especially if you jump at the opportunities that come along. You might have a delightful flirtation with someone, or possibly even fall head over heels with someone who's too charismatic and intoxicating to resist. Fortunate colors are cinnamon and cream. Lucky numbers are 28 and 76.
Tue Aug 14: Pleasant Day
Get together with friends at some point today because you'll really enjoy their company. It's good to be with people who are on the same wavelength as you and with whom you have plenty of things in common. Something else that you'll enjoy now is being busy with a leisure pursuit that drives all other thoughts out of your head. Positive colors are jade and ochre. Lucky numbers are 13 and
Wed Aug 15: New Moon
Today's New Moon gives you further impetus and encouragement regarding your career and long term ambitions, so you'll want to give them all you've got during the coming fortnight. There could also be some good news when at long last you start to receive some recognition for all your recent hard work. It may not be why you slogged your guts out in the first place but it will be good to know
that your efforts haven't been in vain or ignored. Ambitious colors are wild strawberry and lincoln green. Lucky numbers are 10 and 12.
Thu Aug 16: The Natural Choice
If someone's looking for a confidant, you'll be the natural choice. This might surprise you, especially if you hold this person in high esteem or can't imagine them ever having any problems. Well, right now they need to talk to you and you need to do what you can to help. Make sure you listen carefully and don't be too hasty about reaching conclusions or arriving at quick-fix solutions. Ideal
colors are mother of pearl and burgundy. Lucky numbers are 27 and 71.
Fri Aug 17: Lay Foundations
You strike a good balance between reality and optimism today, so it's a brilliant chance to make plans and lay the foundations for future projects. You're also full of common sense without it turning you into a stick-in-the-mud. You'll do well if you can work by yourself for a while, because that will help your mind to focus on whatever is most important at the moment. Dynamic colors are
brilliant white and violet. Lucky numbers are 12 and 16.
Sat Aug 18: Impulsive Scorpions
If you're in a rash and impulsive mood today, this isn't good news if you're supposed to be toeing the line or behaving yourself. Rather than living up to someone's high expectations of you, you may deliberately do something that shows you in a bad light. What's going on? If you want to rebel, and it seems that you do, try to do it in constructive ways. Fortunate colors are primrose yellow
and dark red. Lucky numbers are 7 and 5.
Sun Aug 19: Rebel Rebel
A feisty and rebellious mood is making you outspoken and defiant, and it won't go down very well. If you need to stand up to someone or speak your mind, then so be it, but try not to say things that are deliberately calculated to shock. If you aren't the one who's behaving like this, it will be a loved one and you'll wonder how to handle th situation. Calming colors are aqua and avocado.
Lucky numbers are 10 and 78.
Mon Aug 20: Fix Or Replace
Examine all your appliances today and make sure that they're in good working order. It might be a good idea to check that your car is behaving itself or that your computer hasn't developed any strange glitches. If you find that something's wrong, either get it mended or replaced as soon as possible because you're bound to need it again soon. Favorable colors are platinum and aubergine. Lucky
numbers are 32 and 7.
Tue Aug 21: Unburden Your Heart
If you're currently grappling with a problem, or you need to unburden your heart, cast about for a suitable confidant today. It will be a great relief to be able to tell them what's wrong. Even if they can't wave a magic wand and make everything OK again, you'll feel so much better for having shared your thoughts with a sympathetic soul. Inspirational colors are deep purple and dark gold.
Lucky numbers are 10 and 42.
Wed Aug 22: Friends
Friends will play a big role in your life during the next four weeks, so make sure you've got plenty of time for them. With the Moon in your own sign now, you should get out your diary and start making lots of dates and arrangements, especially if you haven't seen much of certain friends recently. This is also the perfect opportunity to increase your social circle if it's looking a bit thin,
so consider joining a group or organization that might contain some potential friends. Expressive colors are brilliant white and jet black. Lucky numbers are 19 and 64.
Thu Aug 23: Wider View
As Mars strides into your sign, this is a fantastic day for getting involved in mind-stretching conversations that encourage you to take a wider view of the world. Once you get started you won't want to stop, especially if you're talking to people who stir up your imagination and who are prepared to listen to your views. This energizing influence arouses your competitive spirit and inspires
you to be more aggressive, perhaps even physically combative, than usual in weeks ahead. Energizing colors are rich red and silver. Lucky numbers are 1 and 11.
Fri Aug 24: Gentle Escapism
You need some gentle escapism today, especially if that means staying at home and having some time to yourself. You might decide to curl up on the sofa with a good book and a bar of chocolate, or to listen to some favourite music while lying in the bath. You could also be tempted to buy yourself something that makes you feel safe and contented. Favorable colors are mango and pistachio. Lucky
numbers are 23 and 47.
Sat Aug 25: Self Esteem
The next couple of weeks are an ideal time to give some thought to your career and anything else that boosts your self-esteem. If your ego has taken quite a hammering lately, now's the time to consider how you can raise it again, as the Moon's North Node enters your sign. You'll also excel at speaking in public and taking charge of large groups of people. Uplifting colors are peacock blue and
bright yellow. Lucky numbers are 8 and 19.
Sun Aug 26: Melt Down
Your emotions have the upper hand today, influencing your actions and speech. As a result, you could get quite heated over things that mean a lot to you. Be aware of a possible tendency to try to get your own way or to believe that your needs should be satisfied before anyone else's. If you can control such impulses, then all will be well and it will be a good day. Beneficial colors are olive
and burnt orange. Lucky numbers are 5 and 41.
Mon Aug 27: Expect The Unexpected
Expect the unexpected today and you won't be disappointed. For a start, a partner could keep you on your toes with something you weren't expecting or a surprising announcement. Alternatively, you could be gripped by restless or impulsive urges that are screaming for expression. Handle them with care, or they could cause havoc. Ideal colors are tan and navy. Lucky numbers are 25 and 78.
Tue Aug 28: Comfortable Chair
You don't have much energy today and all you really want to do is to slump in a comfortable chair and do as little as possible. It will certainly do you good to have a break now and you'll struggle to do anything every energetic. Ideally, you should spend some time with loved ones, perhaps with them waiting on you hand and foot. Now that's more like it! Harmonious colors are pale pink and
pale grey. Lucky numbers are 12 and 45.
Wed Aug 29: Snap Judgements
Be careful because you're rather subjective today, being quite likely to make snap judgements about people based purely on what they look or sound like. Logic won't enter into it. As a result, this isn't the day to get involved in a sensitive discussion because you simply won't be able to manage it without getting incensed about the smallest little thing. Fortunate colors are cream and
caramel. Lucky numbers are 23 and 56.
Thu Aug 30: Dragon's Head Enters Scorpio
Today marks the beginning of a very important new phase for you, as the Moon's node (the cosmic Dragon's Head) heads into your sign for 18 months. This can and should be a period to gain a much better understanding of yourself and to explore ways you can become even better. It will force you to throw out what is wasteful and to abandon unsuccessful situations, replacing them with something
more solid and useful, especially in terms of what your deepest relationships mean to you. More on the Moon's Nodes. Fortunate colors are deep purple and rose red. Lucky numbers are 1 and 7.
Fri Aug 31: Full Moon
If you're currently working on a creative or artistic project, think how proud you'll feel if you can put the finishing touches to it during the coming fortnight. You'll then have the confidence to start something that's even more ambitious and which stretches your talents still further. This will also be a good time to smooth over any problems with a loved one that have been bugging you
recently. Ideal colors are teal blue and burgundy. Lucky numbers are 18 and 70.