Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, August 16th

The extroverted Leo energy is intense today as a triple conjunction of talkative Mercury, charming Venus and the Sun focuses our attention on having a good time. But it’s not all fun and games because retrograde Mercury forms an anxious semisquare with active Mars, tempting us to suppress our anger and deny any negative feelings. The sensitive Pisces Moon drives our unexpressed emotions deeper until she bolts into courageous Aries at 8:01 pm EDT.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Although you may have the chance to be around people you really like today, you still can feel the pressure to finish your chores before you go looking for fun. Unfortunately, friends can distract you from your work because you want to join them in their activities. However, it’s not wise to upset your regular routine, even if you wish to shake things up. Keep your current dissatisfaction to yourself and mind your responsibilities for now.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You may have a clear idea of what you want to do today to take care of your personal needs. You could even believe that any deviation from your plan means that you won’t be happy, but this faulty thinking is far from the truth. You might be a bit emotionally disoriented now, so don’t worry if the day unfolds differently than you imagined. Instead of being stuck in your comfort zone, be flexible enough to try new things.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Even if everything appears fine, you might feel unsettled today because your schedule doesn’t leave much room for any relaxation. You are not required to let other people’s troubles hijack your day. Keep in mind that it’s entirely possible to enjoy yourself while still being emotionally responsive to those you love. Your versatility and quick wit enable you to gracefully step away from the situation.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You are ready for an easy day at the office or at home, but you probably won’t be able to avoid the spotlight anyhow with the current planetary pile-up in dramatic Leo. Ironically, trying to recede into the shadows only brings more attention to you today. Thankfully, you will appreciate the love and support you receive once you stop resisting. There’s nothing wrong with needing time alone to recharge your emotional batteries, but coming out from behind your shell now will do your heart good.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may have to reconsider your relationship with a close friend or business partner, especially when it comes to money. Your urgent need to iron out the details of a financial arrangement can be complicated by a lack of information or a misunderstanding of each other’s assumptions. Even if you want closure today, it may be smarter to leave things open-ended for now.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The overwhelming uncertainty of your life could overtake your confidence today. But you are quite capable of covering the anxiety you are feeling now because your key planet Mercury conjuncts gracious Venus in your 12th House of Secrets. Fortunately, what you lose to unclear thinking, you gain in charm, creativity and charisma.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Ask for what you want today and you just might receive it as clever Mercury conjuncts your key planet Venus, enabling you to be quite convincing. But you may have to risk a little emotional security to be heard, since your attitude is softened by sweet Venus. Be as specific as possible in your request; the more details you supply, the better your chances are of success.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You might misread someone’s intentions today and turn an insignificant comment into an important event. You could even set your eyes on new objectives at work. Part of your problem is that your perspective is so distorted now that it’s challenging to stay unconfused. It may be smarter to wait a day or two before you respond in order to see what happens.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your anxiety stems from too many people requesting more information from you than you currently have. But you won’t be able to get away with just making something up on the spot today, for your colleagues will know immediately that you are hiding something. It helps to be honest; share the plain and simple facts to the best of your knowledge and freely admit the limits of your knowledge.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your plans may fall apart today as the details begin to unravel. Hopefully you can see this problem as a positive experience because you are receiving an advanced warning that your ideas need more work. Don’t try to force the issue and glue everything back together. Instead, rethink your strategy a day or two before taking corrective action.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

It’s nearly impossible to know how to respond to someone’s overdramatic presentation today. You want to help, but you’re afraid that if you dig too deeply, you might uncover something that you wish you didn’t know. However, if you don’t investigate at all, then you won’t have all the facts you need to make a big decision. Ultimately, when the answer finally comes, be ready for a surprise, for it may not be what you expect.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Although you may be very sure of a recent decision, it becomes apparent today that you would be wise to reconsider your not-as-final-as-you-thought answer. Be careful about placing your trust in your instincts now because a flash of apparent inspiration could steer you in the entirely wrong direction. But even if you see your path clearly, check your logic with a close friend or partner.