Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, August 20

It’s challenging to find stable ground to stand on today as our emotions are pulled in several directions. We want everyone to get along once the Moon enters gracious Libra at 12:45 am EDT, but her stressful aspects to domineering Pluto and shocking Uranus put our emotions on edge. Nevertheless, we’re ready to swing into action and optimistically do the best we can because enterprising Mars aligns with the willful Sun and buoyant Jupiter.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

The emphasis in your life shifts toward those who depend upon you while the cooperative Libra Moon visits your 7th House of Relationships. You may be feeling particularly enthusiastic as superhero Mars supports your current efforts at putting others at ease. But you must also attend to your own needs, too, or you won’t have anything left to give anyone else. Being a perfect partner is an admirable goal, but don’t lose yourself in the process.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

In an ideal world there would be a simple way to make your workday more pleasant, but in reality you might feel overwhelmed now. You cannot escape into a dreamworld because there is just too much going on. Fortunately, once you acknowledge what needs to be done today, you should be able to muster up the determination and energy to tackle your chores one by one. Don’t give up; you could surprise yourself with how much you actually accomplish by the end of the day.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

The emotional web you weave could develop some tangles this morning, and your energy might feel as if it’s tied up in knots. However, you’ll be able to straighten out everything once you navigate your way through the challenges. Don’t worry about finishing a task a little late; keep your eyes on the goal and you might arrive at your destination sooner than you expect.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

Unexpressed feelings on the home front could complicate family dynamics, even if you try to remain objective in your assessment of the situation. You’re extra sensitive to those you love today, making it difficult to separate your own feelings from theirs. Contemplating your options makes sense, but dwelling on them is of no use. Don’t hesitate to take action once you review the possibilities because you have a small window of opportunity now to make something wonderful happen.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Sometimes your path seems quite obvious to you, but today a few distractions could obscure your way. You might even feel as if others are being overly pushy, trying to persuade you to set aside your plans in favor of theirs. Unfortunately, pushing back doesn’t solve anything; it just escalates the tension. Don’t try to justify your actions. Sidestep the entire conflict by simply doing your thing instead of wasting energy in endless dialogue.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Everything seemed pretty clear for a while, but now you’re thinking about a whole new set of possibilities and doubting the wisdom of your current path. Your sudden exuberance for something different can complicate things by luring you off track. It’s time to stop and think before expending more time and money on a goal that may no longer interest you. Don’t switch directions yet; wait until you are certain about what your heart wants.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You have a good excuse to change your mind now that the Moon is in your sign. But this is not about logic today, which is your usual reason for making seesaw decisions. It’s your emotions that are currently fluctuating every few minutes. If you don’t like what you’re feeling, just patiently wait for the next wave until your moods begin to stabilize.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’re trying to keep your life balanced, but there is only so much you can manage today. There are too many variables to track now, each adding subtle nuances to a delicate situation. You can make yourself crazy by attempting to untangle the threads of complexity. Or, you can turn up the volume on your daydreams and float downstream for a while. Escaping makes sense as long as you know that it’s only temporary. You’ll have more energy to deal with everything in a few days.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may feel as if you need to do something with your friends today or you’ll miss the chance. Unfortunately, as tempting as it might be to play hooky, you won’t necessarily be able to just take the day off. Meanwhile, lucky Jupiter encourages you to believe that everything will work out fine, even if you bail on a previous commitment. But your overconfidence can steer you wrong. Don’t let blind optimism talk you out of being responsible. The choice is all yours, along with the consequences.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Although you have relationship issues on your mind, they’re just a distraction from the real dilemma at hand. Your more immediate concern is about your career path; decisions need to be made that can have long-lasting ramifications. Ironically, your current choices have a significant impact on a partner or spouse. Luckily, your emotions settle down later in the day, revealing a clear path to your goal. Patience, combined with hard work, leads you to your desired destination.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may think that your adventurous ideas are too outrageous today, but it would be an interesting exercise to let your imagination go wild anyhow. Set aside the restraints of logic, resources and time while you explore the alternatives without being attached to the outcome. Ultimately, you might not be able to take this particular dream trip, but giving yourself time to think about it now is a vacation in its own right.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your restlessness could get the best of you today as you think about the numerous possibilities before you. Unfortunately, you’re tied to previously made commitments, so you can’t just wander off to explore alternate paths. Instead, keep your eyes on the road and your feet on the ground. Utilizing your common sense now is a wise antidote to all the spacey energy coming your way.