Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, Aug. 23

We’re eager to jump into the next thing once the Moon moves into impulsive Aries at 3:12 am EDT. However, we may think twice before doing anything since the willful Sun and intellectual Mercury are currently shifting into practical Virgo. Our instinct is to say yes, but we’re smart enough to finish our analysis before taking actions that we might regret. It’s highly likely that circumstances will become more complicated before they are resolved.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might be too nervous to feel the emotions behind your own words today, even though the Moon’s return to Aries usually put you more in touch with your moods. Your current uneasiness arises from your inability to express yourself as clearly as you wish. Every time you say something, it seems that you are misunderstood. Don’t struggle to explain your motives now; wait a few days and try again. In the meantime, let your actions tell your story for the most positive impact.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Knowing that you may be reading the signals wrong today tempts you to fill in the missing information with what you think to be true. Unfortunately, your uncertainty can raise fear, prompting you to doubt yourself even more. Instead of trying to categorize everything as either black or white, remember how much of your world is actually various shades of gray. Allowing for many possible interpretations increases your chances of finding happiness.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You might be more interested in your connections with coworkers and acquaintances today than you are in accomplishing much on your own. It isn’t that you are lazy; it’s just that you prefer to put your energy toward enjoying your interactions with others and creating new relationships instead of doing what’s expected of you. Although you may have a lot of fun with your friends now, don’t forget to round out your day by leaving some time for quiet self-reflection, too.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Dreaming up new ways to approach your work can help you alleviate any boredom that has crept into your life. Although you could distract yourself for a while, following your curiosity doesn’t necessarily resolve your basic questions about life. Today, however, it’s more important to meet your obligations as they arise. Thankfully, you will have ample opportunity throughout the year to explore new territory and redefine your long-term goals.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

A relentless string of responsibilities continues to remind you of the seriousness of life, and you can already tell that there’s significant change in the air. It may take a while for the current transformation to occur, so don’t panic if you feel like there is still too much work to do now and not enough time. Focus all your attention on tying up loose ends today. Clearing the energy allows you to take advantage of the upcoming opportunities.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Although you may try to maintain clarity in communication, you might as well acknowledge that the muse has come to visit you today. Even if you don’t normally write poetry, your thoughts are more in sync with your imagination now than they are with reality. However, blurting things out creates problems because your symbol-rich language paints pictures instead of telling stories. Don’t force your communications into overly formal presentations. Just describe what you see in your mind’s eye and let the magic unfold.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Today’s assertive Aries Moon encourages you to express your desires, instead of trying to accommodate the needs of another person. Of course, a successful relationship benefits from your willingness to balance your partner’s energies with your own. Naturally, you err by leaning toward what others want. Now it’s time to go out on a limb and share your thoughts with someone you trust. Nevertheless, it’s wise to remain detached from the outcome as much as possible. Honest communication is the key to satisfaction.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Although you want to plow ahead with an ambitious plan, you may have to stop to make an adjustment or two so you can get others to help you along the way. Even if you’re tempted to undertake the project by yourself, you can accomplish much more by working as part of a team. Your current dependency is not a weakness; it’s only temporary, so make the most of the support you receive while it’s available. The energy of the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It seems as if your life is all about your career now, but surface appearances only tell part of the story. You’re yearning for some good old-fashioned fun while the Moon is hanging out in your 5th House of Spontaneity. Luckily, you’re able to have a fine time, but there could be a high price to pay unless you meet your obligations first. Although it may be hard to restrain your adventurous nature, wait a few more days before unilaterally freeing yourself from the shackles of responsibility. Work hard; play harder later.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You probably have a great deal of social responsibilities this weekend, and a supportive anchor on the home front can give you the ability to deepen your roots without necessarily feeling trapped by them. Creating a fertile ground in your personal life adds to your emotional security. This, in turn, affords you the stability you need to accomplish great things at work or out in the community

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

The more you try to get things under control today, the crazier they become, turning this day inside out. You might be running around in circles trying to keep up, but paradoxically, your anxiety diminishes once you loosen your grip on the reins. You won’t be able to complete everything you start in a timely fashion, yet your need to do so may be less urgent than it seems. Maintaining your sense of humor allows you to adapt to the changing circumstances with admirable grace.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your emotions may be directly linked to your material possessions today. If you are doubting your own abilities, you could be tempted to engage in retail therapy to make yourself feel better. Unfortunately, this self-indulgence is not a viable solution; it’s merely a distraction from the real issues. Instead of spending any money, search for the underlying cause of your dissatisfaction. Once you get to the bottom of your angst, you can do something positive about it.