Aries Career Horoscope: August 2013

Play It Safe

You may be into playing it safe in professional matters during most of August. Your normally assertive ruling planet Mars is curling up in a ball of self-protection while it transits super sensitive Cancer until August 27. This occurs in the domestic 4th House of your chart, where taking care of your family and home life are priorities. It's hard to forge ahead now, but this still can be a useful time for laying the foundation for a professional move.

Gathering information and resources to boost or start your own business or turning your work life in a radically different direction makes sense. However, it's smarter to shore up your base by creating as much safety and comfort around you than to put yourself out on a shaky limb of ambition. Taking it slowly doesn't mean that you're not making progress -- it shows you've got enough self-confidence that you don't have to be in a hurry.

The Sun enters competent Virgo and your 6th House of Employment and Skills on August 22, signaling the need to be more efficient, perhaps by mastering new methods and systems. Yet even the demands of the daily grind can't stop you from becoming bolder and more creative when Mars enters showy Leo on August 27. This puts a charge into your 5th House of Self-Expression, firing you up with energy and ideas that gain attention and demand respect.

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