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Horoscopes 8-18-16

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 9:50 am

AQUARIUS (Jan 20– Feb 18): You have some excellent social and career connections, but you cannot rely on them too much right now. It’s much wiser to pursue your current goals by yourself. Not only will it help you strengthen your own skills, but it will help show these folks that you don’t always need them for everything — and that will improve your stature in their eyes. It’s time for you to flesh out your reputation as a mover and a shaker. Looking like a follower is not going to be good for you now.


PISCES (Feb 19 – March 20): Sharing your secrets is unwise today, because someone who is known to be quite a blabbermouth will be within hearing range — and they are looking for grist for their gossip mill. Don’t let it be you! So when you’re in public, stick to the topics that no one cares much about, or the ones that everyone already knows everything about. Show some discretion. Even if your news is eating you up, you know you need to wait before divulging it — so be patient.


ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19):

It’s a great day to get back in touch with your culinary skills! Your creativity is itching for a way to express itself, and food is a wonderful medium for expression. Being in the kitchen will give you time to relax. Let your mind wander as you concentrate on whipping up a delicious dinner for your favorite person tonight — especially if that favorite person is you! You don’t always need to use creativity for the benefit of other people, you know!


TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20): Getting involved in something cultural doesn’t require you to fly to another country or even go to another part of your town. It’s as easy as flipping the channels on your television or radio! Music and entertainment from other cultures might be confusing to you at first, but if you pay attention long enough you’re bound to be fascinated. Your mind is wide open and it wants to get new input from new places. Curiosity has always been one of your more useful traits. Follow it today.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Today could pan out well for you, or it could pan out not so well for you. The outcome depends on the way you chose to react to the day’s news. The best way to ensure that things go brightly is to stay positive. Visualize the way you want things to go down and do whatever you can to make them manifest that way. Show the universe how you want things to be, and it might just follow along. Avoid negative people who like to focus on things that are wrong, and you’re likely to stay more cheerful yourself.


CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can’t have everything in your life exactly way you want it right now — your life has to be all about give and take for the time being, at least. It’s not that your have been acting selfishly, but you shouldn’t be hesitant to give in here and there, or to sacrifice a few things you don’t absolutely need — it will end up helping you appreciate what you have all the more. Making this sacrifice could go a long way toward impressing the people you need to impress.


LEO (July 23 – Aug 22):

There could be a lot of gossip and drama around you today, but you should try hard to rise above all of the pettiness — there are people who let jealousy rule their intellect, and you need to avoid these poisonous people like the plague right now. You’re in a highly susceptible time, when what other people do or say could influence you more than you would like it to. Stay objective and don’t let someone’s appearance influence what you think of them.


VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sept 22): In order to move past your mistakes you have to keep pushing yourself forward. The only person who is still beating you up over what you did is you — and it’s time to move on. You are not perfect, that’s no mystery. But no one else is either. Set a goal today — hold yourself to a high standard and force yourself to rise to your own expectations. Give yourself an emotional hug and start focusing on the future. You’ve learned from where you’ve been.


LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22):

People are totally ready to get on board with your latest plan, but you need to remember to communicate clearly. What do you need them to do? Don’t worry about insulting their intelligence — draw them a picture if you have to. People need to be given expectations in order to feel a sense of accomplishment, so don’t hold back when you are handing out the day’s responsibilities. It’s a sign of a good leader that you know how to delegate. Keep the big picture in mind.


SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21): You need to trust your instincts today — especially if they tells you to avoid doing something that you usually do without a second thought! Your sudden hesitation or retreat could cause some people to be quite confused, but they will see the wisdom of your choice soon enough. And you can’t let the potential reactions of other people force you to do something that doesn’t feel right — no matter how much sway they may have over your career or social life.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21): No matter what you’re feeling when you wake up — sad, worried, excited or nervous — do your best to put on a happy face! Use your incredibly rich imagination to figure out a way to fake it until you feel it. There is little doubt that if you decide to show the world that you’re feeling good, the world will start to give you reasons to actually feel good, deep down to your toes. People like to be nice to smiling faces, so brighten up. Put your best foot forward.


CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19): When an authority figure tells you to do something today, do it. Now is not the time to get defensive or ask why — now is the time to be more obedient. Trust your boss. It’s important to question authority figures in order to be valuable to them, but today is not the day for major doubt. The people around you know more than you do, which is probably why they are asking you to take on more responsibilities. The only way to truly comprehend your abilities is to use them.