Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, August 24

The Moon swims into watery Cancer at 6:30 am EDT, reminding us of the power of our feelings. The Moon is at home in Cancer, yet today our emotions can be so overwhelming that we may not be able to express them in words. Harsh lunar aspects make us susceptible to mood changes that others can easily perceive. Meanwhile, a quincunx from likeable Venus to radical Uranus encourages us to try new things, even if we’re not satisfied with the outcome.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may be so aware of your shortcomings today that your self-doubt negatively impacts your ability to have fun. In fact, you might not even be interested in joining the party now. Don’t waste time worrying about anyone else’s judgments. Just be as clear as possible about your boundaries when you tell your friends that you would rather stay home and have some quiet time by yourself. Nurturing yourself first will enable you to be more considerate of others later.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

You have something important to do at work today, but you don’t necessarily want everyone to know about it. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to make enough time because you’re probably busier than you prefer, and you won’t be able to change your schedule until you meet your obligations. Others are expecting a lot from you, so do the best you can to deliver what you promised.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You wish that your emotions would settle down, but it’s too soon to breathe a sigh of relief because there’s still a bit of rough water for you to swim through. You need to make sure that you put your priorities straight now and communicate your needs to those around you. You might not receive the support you want right away, but your gentle persistence should pay off by the weekend after Mercury turns direct. Have patience; there are better days ahead.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You sea-dwelling Crabs are exceptionally sensitive to the lunar cycles, and you have a lot on your mind now as the Moon visits your self-protective sign. You might feel overly vulnerable today because it appears that others know something about you that you thought was a secret. Nevertheless, you can’t just hide inside your shell once you’ve already been seen. Thankfully, those who love you won’t be deterred by your resistance.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You could have a bit of repair work to do in a personal relationship, but unfortunately, knowing what went wrong is not the same thing as being able to fix it. Thankfully, your good intentions can go a long way today. Don’t be hard on yourself if you can’t meet someone else’s expectations. You aren’t responsible for how others feel; just stay focused on love, without needing to know where it will take you.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You may be spending a lot of time rethinking your goals and trying to figure out a way to create the life of your dreams. Although you’re growing tired of mentally living in the future, nostalgia isn’t healthy now either. Stop worrying about yesterday and tomorrow; methodically keep bringing your focus back to the here-and-now. You’ll be happier once you commit to staying in the present moment.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You want to maintain your objectivity today while other people attempt to tug on your heartstrings and activate your emotional attachments. Rationally, you know it’s wise to avoid intimate interactions now that could reveal your vulnerability. However, your feelings are not ruled by your logic, so you might as well just give yourself permission to be human and experience the pleasure and pain of irrational passion.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You can see far into the distance now that the Moon is visiting your 9th House of Faraway Places. Your view of the future is vastly different from what you expected because everything is so much clearer now. But this can be tricky, for it’s not about anything that’s out there. Your inner world is currently more accessible to you, allowing you an additional level of clarity. Just remember that you’re the creator of your fantasies, and it’s still up to you to make them come true.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You aren’t as comfortable today as the Moon wades through your emotionally complex 8th house. You might choose to engage in a competitive sport, participate in exciting outdoor activities or simply head out on an adventure to parts unknown. Nevertheless, you have a much different kind of exciting drama waiting for you when you explore the feelings you want to share with someone special. Don’t let your fears prevent you from discovering the treasures of love.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

A good friend might need your assistance today — or, at least, that is how it appears. But you aren’t one to go rescuing an underdog unless you can clearly rationalize what you are doing. However, you are far from being cold-hearted; it’s just that your practicality can now stand in the way of a kinder and gentler type of love, if you let it. Sometimes there are intangible rewards for helping others that are well worth your altruistic efforts.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

It’s hard to feel at ease today because it seems as if someone is blocking your efforts. Your reaction has nothing to do with paranoia; it’s just that you prefer avoiding unnecessary disappointment and pain that might follow you around if you lower your protective walls. Don’t do anything that could possibly add to your stress. Just pay close attention to where your heart leads you now.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You would be wise to temporarily set aside your responsibilities for a bit today, even if they continue to pile up in your absence. Your psychic powers are quite strong now, enabling you to know what others want, even if nothing is spoken out loud. Put your extraordinary abilities to work by helping someone who can benefit from your compassionate assistance.