For August 9th – Your Daily Horoscopes

Critical analysis empowers us to make better decisions now that the Moon is in exacting Virgo. We want to filter out feelings that are no longer useful but sweet Venus aligns with extravagant Jupiter today, nearly overwhelming us with our desires. Instead of allowing our emotions to carry us along, we may choose to limit them. Even if we restrain ourselves, we should remember that attractions are not always as neat and tidy as we might wish.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Your drive for independence often prompts you to take extreme action. However, you may be gathering more information now in order to balance other people’s needs with your own. Fortunately, acknowledging everyone’s boundaries will allow you to express yourself more freely. Respecting the wishes of your friends and acquaintances today is the wisest way to build a strong foundation in a new relationship.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

A roller coaster romance doesn’t sound so exciting today; neither does a get-rich-quick scheme that might turn out to be an expensive distraction. Although you like being entertained by your fantasies, you’re more interested in creating stability now than having fun. Thankfully, keeping your dreams separate from reality allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Decisions concerning your home and family won’t come easily today, yet your choices are not as critical as they may seem. Part of the current problem stems from being caught in the middle of an unsolvable dilemma. However, once you accept the notion that resolution is not on the horizon now, you are freed from having to take any action at all. Wait and see what happens before you make your next move.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You can accomplish more than you expect today by micromanaging your calendar. The trick is you must execute your plan exactly as imagined. Unfortunately, if you stuff too many commitments into your tight schedule, it will only take one late appointment to mess up your whole day. It’s best to give yourself some wiggle room in advance to allow for circumstances that are beyond your control. Exercising self-restraint works to your advantage now.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It’s a perfect day to sit down and make a list of everything you do well. Consider this little exercise as a way of taking a personal inventory. But be completely honest and include those things about yourself you would like to improve as well. However, there is no reason to be extreme in your judgment about your shortcomings. You don’t need to make major changes now; instead play up your strengths rather than focusing on your liabilities.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your moods change dramatically throughout the day as you alternate between feeling positive about your goals and also struggling with your self-esteem. Since you’re often self-critical, it may seem awkward to go easy on yourself now. Even if you believe you’re doing fine, you still might bump into your inadequacies as if they belong to someone else. No matter who you are judging, continue to aspire toward greater acceptance. A compassionate heart creates the necessary space for positive change.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may be captivated by your imagination today and there’s little you can do to escape the spell. But don’t worry if you get lost in your dreams since they can be a very powerful source of inspiration. However, the more you attempt to cling to reality, the more annoyed you become with yourself now. Watching your fantasies unfold as if you are an unattached observer empowers you to learn how to use them to your benefit.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It may feel as if your friends are being overly critical of you today, but your extreme reactions are probably connected to your current sensitivity. You might believe that growing thicker skin would help, but there is a dangerous price to pay for wearing a tough exterior. It’s better to receive kind feedback from a supportive ally now than it is to get a much harsher assessment from someone else later on. Listen with an open mind and graciously accept the message as a gesture of genuine concern.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You might want to escape to a secluded tropical island now because there are too many details demanding your attention at work. You would rather leave this kind of micromanaging to someone else, but this is one of those times when you really need to knuckle down and do whatever is expected of you. Don’t waste energy complaining about your fate; whistle while you work and see who joins in.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Steady reassurance from others lifts your spirits through a difficult time. Although you would love to offer your support in return, chances are that your involvement won’t come without a cost. However, you must receive the bad news along with the good. Taking a bitter pill might be just the medicine you need to see things from a fresh perspective. A change in your attitude can greatly improve the relationship dynamics.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Sometimes you choose to avoid intense emotional interactions because you are not as comfortable navigating the illogical realms as the rational ones. However, you’re intrigued now by digging into repressed feelings with someone you trust, for there is useful information just beneath the threshold of your perceptions. Go slowly as you explore the shadows of your life since there are crucial lessons to learn on this spiritual journey.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

It’s no laughing matter when someone criticizes you in a way that hurts your feelings. However, the current feedback may not be as intentionally mean as it seems. It isn’t always easy to hear the truth, especially when it’s stated so matter-of-factly. Instead of focusing only on the negative, reframe it in a way that gives you somewhere positive to go. There are almost always silver linings in the dark clouds if you look hard enough to find them.