Get A Jump on Tomorrow….
Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, August 16th
Good energy is with you for connecting, learning, sharing, and communicating, dear Aries, although as the Moon and Saturn face off across your communications sector later today, there may be some frustration with differences of opinion or you begrudgingly need to crack down on your duties. Watch for overreaction and overindulgence today in general. A heavy influence this morning can have you second-guessing your decisions or worrying too much about your performance, and a lighter influence later today can brighten your mood but could also lead you to promise more than you can deliver. The latter is a Venus-Jupiter square, and while it’s one of the easier challenging aspects, there are some things to watch for. For one, people may be expecting a lot from you, and you may be tempted to go along with something just to make everyone happy, but this can backfire on you. For another, you may be enabling someone and they, you! Neither of these things is too serious, but if you can, remember your usual limits and don’t venture too far beyond them.
With a Venus-Jupiter square influencing your day, there is a real tendency to blow things out of proportion, dear Taurus. Venus is your ruler and is currently enjoying a guest stay in your communications sector, but Jupiter’s influence on Venus can lead you to believe you can do it all, and more! This can manifest as taking on too many projects, missing deadlines, or lining up more activities than you can reasonably manage. Alternatively, you could be reading too much into information you receive now and wasting a lot of time on something that isn’t even true. Aim to take things with a grain of salt, and avoid skipping steps and getting to a premature conclusion! Watch for making promises now if they’re based solely on the good mood of the moment.
Your feelings seem a little more colorful than usual as the Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Gemini. You are more in touch than usual with how you feel about recent and current events. Instead of ignoring or managing them, listen to your feelings and interpret them. You can learn a lot from your gut feelings and reactions, but be aware of two influences active today that can skew your perceptions a little. The first of these, active this morning, can have you stumbling on a decision. Whether to take action or wait things out can be the question. The second influence in effect later today is entirely different — it may have the effect of speeding up the decision-making process to the point that you jump to conclusions or jump into situations without enough thought. This is especially the case with money and love today!
While there is a retiring tendency with the Moon in your privacy sector all day, dear Cancer, Venus in your sign’s relationship with Jupiter puts you in the spotlight anyhow. However, it may, at times, be uncomfortable or pressured. Watch for impatience and overreaching. To get out of something you don’t want to do, you might promise something bigger, but that’s just unkind to your future self! You can be in an elevated good mood as the day advances, but you could also be expecting too much, and this sets you up for ups and downs. Try not to take others on that ride. You might also have great intentions for making improvements at home or making plans with loved ones, but you might also lose wind or motivation quickly. However, if you center yourself and aim to get in touch with what’s making you restless, you can avoid these little problems. Pamper yourself today, but don’t go so overboard that you have to pay the price in the future.
The Moon in your solar eleventh house all day points to a greater need than usual to enjoy a sense of community or to belong to a group or with friends, dear Leo. There is a happier outlook today, but perhaps a little volatile. Something started too quickly may burn out in the same fashion, not only because the next few weeks are not ideal for new launches, in general, but also because there is a tendency to become highly enthusiastic quickly without considering the practicality of your plans. You might begin a project or endeavor with gusto, but it may not “take” now with Venus in conflict with Jupiter. Of course, you can certainly make an effort and take your chances, especially if it’s something you enjoy, but try not to take on too much to the point of overwhelming yourself. A good mood or over-estimation of feelings and capabilities can lead to making commitments or promises that are later regretted. Enjoy yourself, but pace yourself as you do.
You’re more concerned about the rules and your performance or how others see you today, dear Virgo, with the Moon at the top of your solar chart making you feel more accountable. Today’s Venus-Jupiter square can steer you away from your priorities, however, and can challenge your concentration or commitment. It tends to stir up impatience with anything that seems dull or meaningless. While you can certainly use this restless energy to make changes, you might also be seeing things in extremes or making mountains out of molehills. Watch for overspending and overvaluing things, as well as relying too much on plans with friends. If you aim to hold off on decisions now, then it’s a good time to stretch your imagination and consider new things and ideas.
Jupiter in your sign is in challenging aspect to Venus today, dear Libra, and it’s an energy that is best used for having a little fun. However, there is a tendency to want–or pursue–too much under this influence, to go over the top or to feel discontent with what you get, or to live beyond your means. You may be tempted to act totally out of character today, which could negatively but temporarily impact your reputation. Self-restraint and patience can save the day and can help you save face, too. Trying too hard may come across poorly when all you need to sell yourself is you! The Moon in your spirit and adventure sector all day helps you to rise above most problems, although its opposition to Saturn suggests you need to keep at least one foot on the ground.
Emotions run deeper than usual today, dear Scorpio, or you are taking them or yourself more seriously! A Venus-Jupiter influence kicks in as the day advances, and it can encourage pleasure-seeking and fun activities, although it can also lead to over-indulgence. There are a number of ways we can end up borrowing from the future, such as buying on credit, but also non-financial routes, such as overindulging and promising ourselves we’ll cut back tomorrow, or making promises so you can put something off. You may want to watch for these tendencies to prevent future regret. As well, keep in mind that feelings are expanded now, and you might end up making more of a situation than is necessary or healthy. Tame impulsive decisions, and you’ll put yourself in much better shape for personal enjoyment. You may end up discovering areas of your life that could stand a change or expansion in the process.
You can be swinging up and down with emotions today, dear Sagittarius, but if you aim to keep your expectations in check, you’ll put yourself in the position to enjoy yourself, stretch your mind, and discover your feelings for someone or something. Unrealistic expectations in a relationship do nobody any favors, as they put the pressure on and make you or someone else feel they haven’t measured up. With Venus in challenging aspect to Jupiter (your ruler) today, intentions are likely good, but there is a tendency to go too far or over the top in your pursuit of a goal. However, with self-awareness, this needn’t be difficult. In fact, restlessness stirred today can give some huge clues as to what may be missing from your life.
You may continue to swing from feeling confident and second-guessing yourself or others today, dear Capricorn, but as the day advances, you feel less weighed down by frustration and seek out greener pastures. Mind you, this is due to a square between Venus and Jupiter, which has the potential of opening your heart to new experiences and possibilities, but it also seems to encourage going too far with this. Expectations may be too high or simply unrealistic. Relationship problems may be magnified now, mainly because of these expectations that put undue pressure on the people involved. This isn’t fair to you or others, so do your best to take things as they come and adjust. Be cautious when it comes to speaking too soon or too much about a matter, particularly in a public way. Taking charge of your life direction or formulating goals can help improve a relationship.
This is another day when we may be making too much of a situation, dear Aquarius, and decisions may be poor as a result. Your restless spirit is best fed with a varied routine, conversation, or knowledge, but a Venus-Jupiter square today can mislead you into thinking that it’s about something else altogether or something elusive. Finding a happy medium between filling your responsibilities and satiating your desire for experience and excitement may be challenging, but doable with some patience and self-awareness. Mistakes made now are likely due to overblown expectations and lack of foresight, particularly in your relationships or at work. Be careful when it comes to what you say and what you sign just now, as promises made today may be difficult to keep later. Keeping these in check puts you in a far better position to enjoy yourself and mix things up just enough to freshen up your mood.
The Moon in your home and family sector all day points to a legitimate need for extra security, comfort, familiarity, and rest, dear Pisces. Planetary influences today, however, tend to challenge you to seek out more from life than the ordinary, but be on the lookout for becoming misguided by your own whims. Without self-study, you may not be in touch with what you actually want and end up chasing rainbows. Do your best to remember your usual limits, as circumstances can seem to encourage you to forget them today! Judgment can be compromised just for now if you make decisions based on the feeling of the moment, which is likely very positive but perhaps overdone. There is a tendency to make promises or statements that are taken as more than they are. Do what you can to tame excessive impulses so that you can enjoy a smoother, more moderate day.