Each month we’ll bring you excerpts (below) from Ellen Zucker’s August 2016 pet business astrology forecast that she wrote as a co-author for the Pet Business Planning Almanack – 2016 Laurren Darr, Founder of International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals. You can get the book on Amazon in printed version and Kindle format. As a part of Kindle’s Matchbook program, if you purchase a printed copy, you can get a FREE copy of the Kindle version.

August 2016 Pet Business Astrology Forecast

The skies are hot as four planets are in signs ruled by fire. Mars ends its two-month stay in Scorpio on the 2nd, adding this total to five.

Spirits and energy run high. Leo is the sign of children, and like children everywhere we want to have fun.

This time of year, during the height of summer, is perfect for parties, vacations, as well as activities that allow self-expression. So it’s time for artists, actors, even drama queens to come out of the closet. Leo is also associated with gambling and investments so a trip to the casino is in order.

These hazy, lazy days of summer are tailor-made to slow down and take a breather, something we all need to do now and then.

The new moon on August 2nd kicks off a two-week period when creative expression runs high. Saturn in Sagittarius provides just enough discipline and structure to channel these efforts into productivity without squashing them.

Designers, do your stuff. Fashionistas, time to man the runway. Meanwhile, Mercury and Jupiter in Virgo remind you to dot your i’s and cross your t’s.

Mercury begins another retrograde period at month-end, so if you are planning to make a major commitment, do it during the first half of the month.

As the Neptune/Saturn square continues to dominate the skies, you continue to become more discriminating at detecting truth from misinformation.

But around the 13th you may need to get back to work and take care of a temporary financial delay when Venus squares Saturn…

Get the full overview for every month of the year in the Pet Business Planning Almanack – 2016.