Libra Career Horoscope: August 2013

Building Bridges

Your sense of taste and capacity to get along with people are major assets in your professional life. Venus, your ruling planet and the key to these artistic and social skills, is hidden in the obscure 12th House of Privacy of your chart until August 16. This could make it harder to get attention -- or even to want it. You will probably get more done by quietly working behind the scenes supporting others and completing unfinished tasks.

On August 16, Venus moves into Libra and your 1st House of Personality. This is more favorable for gaining notice and demonstrating your capacity to build bridges between those with conflicting opinions. Updating your appearance and your approach to people is easy when your goal is to please yourself. When you're happy with yourself others will respond to you more favorably. Slowing down to enjoy the beauty in the world will reflect positively on you as well, making you a more desirable ally.

Travel and education may come into the picture with the Aquarius Full Moon in your 9th House of Higher Learning and Faraway Places on August 20. Whether your intellectual interests are academic or simply for your own amusement, expanding your range of thinking can raise your profile. Working with people in distant places is another potential boost to your professional life. Expecting, giving or spending too much are risky on August 27, when being overly optimistic can skew your judgment.

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