Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, August 12th
You are very energized and positive about most things today, dear Aries. Even so, thinking may not be precise or factual now with Mercury in opposition to Neptune. There can be a lot of mind wandering and detours from straight thinking now, which can lead to interesting ideas and new possibilities. If you want your privacy, you can keep certain things to yourself, but avoid coverups and truth stretching now, as it can cost you. Before making a commitment, be sure you’re behind it fully, which may not be possible today. If you can find healthy ways to get away or mix up the routine, do so, but your very best bet will be to find a nice balance between work and play.
An opposition between Mercury and Neptune can point to a need to pull back from overthinking things, dear Taurus. Even so, something could be misconstrued today, so that if you’re in a situation that depends on precision, you will want to double check your facts. Look for harmless ways to engage your imagination and need for drama in your life for best results today. Watch that you don’t get carried away by an idea or vision that takes you too far away from what needs to be done, but do find ways to satisfy your itch for new options and possibilities. Later today, there can be a strong connection with the past and your memories, possibly stirred by a chance meeting. There can also be a stronger need for comfortable surroundings and familiar faces.
Something you say or do today could be relayed or interpreted in the wrong way, dear Gemini, with your ruler, Mercury, in difficult aspect with illusive Neptune. However, this can also be a day when all that is imaginative, fantastic, or spiritual engages you. Seek out people you trust for opinions on your more practical affairs, but look within for answers to matters of the heart. You may feel that you have too many choices right now, and that can mean that you are not truly ready to come to a solid conclusion. Giving things more time is important now. Later today, there can be new and exciting ideas that may even be stimulated by a difference in opinion.
It’s nice to be able to let your imagination loose for a while, but today, dear Cancer, it may take you away from the things you need to accomplish and can be quite disruptive. Your mind can wander, and you might want to make yourself very clear if you have something important to say or instructions to relay, as misunderstandings are easy right now. The desire on one hand to obtain information and make sense of something is strong, but on the other, the tendency to break it apart is powerful as well. This is not the time for critical detail work or for beginning entirely new ventures. Let your imagination go, but do so in the right places, and not so far that you set yourself up for a letdown.
This is a time for checking and double-checking your work, dear Leo, if you’re dealing with facts and figures. As well, as much as you’d like to sort out a financial matter, you may not have all the information you need to do so. It’s important to avoid over-committing now, and this applies to your spending, relationships, friendships, and with regards to work and obligations. Even so, your mind is wide open, and you could be entertaining wonderful new ideas and seeing different options that you may not normally see on another day. While these may need detailed attention later, take note of what you’re coming up with now. The Moon enters your sign this afternoon and aligns with Mars tonight. You could be feeling re-energized and motivated.
With Mercury and Jupiter in your sign, dear Virgo, your personality is shining. You are nevertheless keeping some distance with the Sun, Venus, and Mars in your privacy sector. Today, Mercury reaches an opposition with Neptune, and there could be some drama in your close relationships. You might be frustrated with others who can seem to be unresponsive, indifferent, or extremely vague. You might also question whether you’re being lied to today. Try to let things be and depend on yourself just for the time being. Watch also that you don’t say something that is misinterpreted completely. You may very well decide that getting your point across is not as important as you may have thought it to be. Later today can bring a surprise connection with your past.
Pruning and clearing efforts in the next few weeks will increase clarity and focus, dear Libra, but today, you may need to settle for a state of not knowing. Mercury opposes Neptune today, reminding us that we don’t always need clear answers. There can be some disarray and a lack of clear routine that disrupts your thinking now, but the detour your mind takes may very well lead you to interesting conclusions. Enjoy harmless drama through movies or books, and avoid it in real life. Discretion may be in order today. There is strong energy for connecting with friends later today. Someone or something can inspire an exciting new idea.
A Mercury-Neptune aspect can open up the mind, dear Scorpio, which can be helpful in many ways as you see more options and possibilities. However, because it’s a challenging aspect, it may be a little disruptive as well, and misunderstandings are possible, particularly with friends and lovers. It can be difficult to read others’ intentions and situations clearly. If a recent plan suddenly seems not doable, give it a few days before you drop it. There could be some poor timing or missed connections to deal with now, but if you recognize a need for more rest and a more easygoing attitude in your life, then this can be a pause that refreshes. There can be interesting ideas on the work front and possibly a new direction that will build over the coming weeks.
It’s important today to avoid making important decisions based on your current perceptions, dear Sagittarius, as they may be strong influenced by wishful thinking or even your fears. Realistic details and practical considerations can be missed or ignored now, as you’re tuning into other worlds. It’s in fact a great time for dreaming up possibilities. Locking them down may not be the wisest choice just for now, however. Others may not be telling you all you need to know now, or they could be misinformed. There can be some moodiness now, particularly if you’re frustrated with others who seem vague or evasive. However, there is fabulous energy for personal appeal and creative pursuits. Confusing situations aside, there is a lot to love about the day, and you can find inspiration in surprising places.
Keep your wits about you today if you need to focus or tend to practical matters, dear Capricorn. If you can steer clear, you’re far better off. There is a tendency now to gloss over facts, and it’s very unlikely that you’ll get useful information or straight answers from others. If you can keep today creative and free-form, then the energy of the day can be used well. In fact, your mind is open to new ideas and possibilities. You could be hungry for interesting and enlightening concepts, ideas, and fantasies. but the real world demands your attention. Watch for both deception and self-deception today, but look for ways to add a dash of imagination to what you’re doing.
There can be a strong desire to analyze or organize your thoughts today, dear Aquarius, particularly regarding finances but also relationships. However, others may not be as interested in setting things straight. To boot, you are unlikely to have all the information necessary to make important decisions. Conversations can circle and get nowhere, so resolve to just live in the moment and take care of business at a later date. In fact, your imagination can take you to interesting ideas and possibilities that you may not have entertained on a regular day. Look within for answers, or take a break from overthinking things. The Moon and Mars align in your partnership sector later today, and this can bring energy and animation to your relationships. Someone might be integral in giving you the motivation or confidence to do something new. Good ideas are easier to come by now.
The coming weeks are important for communications with others, and especially a partner and people close to you, dear Pisces. There will be increasing focus on your relationships. Today, however, questions from others could awaken the escapist in you, as you are not in any mood to be pressured. Watch that you don’t mislead others unintentionally with a vague answer. You might experience a mental disconnect with someone now. While it’s too easy to become distracted today, it’s also a strong time for new ideas and for imaginative thinking. Given some space and freedom, you can come up with something very innovative.