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Horoscopes 8-11-16

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 9:55 am

AQUARIUS (Jan 20– Feb 18): You have done a good job of surrounding yourself with people who are more grounded than you are, and this will help you immensely when you are faced with challenges today. Turn to these people and let them take the lead in reacting. You are too likely to be fanciful and try solutions that just might be too unrealistic to work. These people have the kind of focus you could really benefit from, plus they will be able to help you become much more grounded yourself!


PISCES (Feb 19 – March 20): Achieving effective communication could be a problem for you today — the people you’ll be dealing with are not patient enough to listen with any great concentration, and they aren’t smart enough to hide their distraction. There will be some serious misunderstandings that create delays and confusion — but you can get everyone calm and back on track again. You’re just about the only person who can get everyone’s attention for any significant period of time.


ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19):

Your perfectionism can be a mixed blessing in your life. Often, it enables you to excel. You beat out the competition and win the best reward. But sometimes, like today, it can slow you down, isolate you from other people, and keep you from seeing the bigger picture. Try not to get too lost in the details of this day — what people are wearing, how things are spelled, and messy desks don’t matter at all. Put more effort into letting go and letting the chips fall where they may.


TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20): It’s time to stop putting off that conversation you’ve been dreading. If you feel like sharing your thoughts about someone with someone, then do it honestly. The critical things you have to say are just as valuable as the positive ones (if not more so). Just remember to be tactful and use your diplomacy skills to deliver your message without hurting anyone’s feelings. It will feel good to get everything out into the open. It’s a valuable way to show this person you ultimately respect them.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Whether or not your realize it, your actions affect the world around you. The patterns of your behavior cause ripples around you, and influence how other people behave — especially today, when you are with people who can be very, very easily influenced. Take this responsibility seriously and don’t do anything that could set a bad example for others. This shouldn’t be very difficult for a good person like you, but it should be something to keep at the front of your mind.


CANCER (June 21-July 22): You have a vested interest in someone else’s decision today — if they go one way, you’ll have sunny skies and a lot of hope. But if they go another way, things could get really cloudy for you really fast. Instead of getting nervous about what side they will come down on, though, you will be able to stay cool and calm about it. After all, you know that you can’t control what someone else does, so why even try? No matter what happens, you can roll with the punches and do well.


LEO (July 23 – Aug 22):

Your life could use a little bit more structure to it — flying by the seat of your pants might be exciting, but it usually causes quite a bit of chaos with your friends and wastes quite a bit of everyone’s time. So take some time to get things more organized today. A smart thing would be to review your budget — and if you don’t have a budget, then today you need to make one. Your spending isn’t too bad, but it could be a lot better. Build up that rainy day fund.


VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sept 22): You’re especially skilled at seeing the subtext of what people are really saying right now, which will help you sense when the tension is running high between two people — and that’s your cue to get the heck out of there! Step away and be by yourself. The last thing you need to be is a bit player in someone else’s major drama. So give these people their space to handle their messy issue on their own. You didn’t create it, so you shouldn’t have to help tidy it up.


LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22):

Sometimes, following the rules is not the best way to get by. It’s not that you should go around breaking the rules on purpose today, but you shouldn’t be afraid to work outside the norm. Make your own guidelines. As long as you’re not hurting someone else, you can do what you think is right — even if those in charge don’t agree. Be willing to explain your actions and there is no one you can’t persuade to your way of thinking. You are a powerful force to be reckoned with.


SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21): If you’re trying to keep a few secrets right now, you’d better lock yourself up and throw away the key! There is no way that you will be able to resist the urge to spill your guts now. Sure, you could try to speak in code in order to confuse would-be eavesdroppers, but this is a risky move — after all, how are you going to know that the person you’re talking to knows what the code is? So either get ready to be taken to task for sharing a secret, or don’t talk to anyone today.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21): Someone you work with or see every day is going through some heavy issues in their personal life and it’s start to affect their demeanor. Their dramas are causing them to get distracted, which is understandable, but it’s also creating more stress for you. It’s time to gently ask them if there’s something you should know — don’t offer to help, but offer to listen. Sometimes that’s enough help in and of itself. Don’t rush at them with demands. Just give them a gentle reality check.


CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19): Today you will start to move into a more inward time, where reflecting on your life will feel valuable and even a little bit fun. You should be more deliberate about figuring out where you want to go, what you want to do, and who you want to do it with. But you will still have time to get things done. You’ll have enough time to look inward, as well as outward. It’s a good detail planning day, when you should schedule a new social event and finalize the guest list.