Get A Jump on Tomorrow….
Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, August 4
The Sun in your pleasure sector conflicts with the Moon in your security sector today, dear Aries, and you may have trouble deciding whether you want to do something new or stick with what you know. Perhaps a bit of both can work! Complicating things as the day progresses is tension with work, worries about losing your competitive edge, or concerns about reputation. Look for ways to compromise or make adjustments and try to discern between healthy caution and unrealistic fear. Pressures to perform may nag at you, and impending responsibilities or obligations can be part of this, so do your best to get the tough stuff out of the way so that you can enjoy yourself. Let concerns point you in the right direction for making edits so that they don’t work in the background, draining you of energy.
With the Moon in your sign all day, dear Taurus, the focus is on your personal projects, needs, and moods. Clashing demands or kinks in your plans can be part of the picture as the Moon conflicts with the Sun and Jupiter, but these can also be highly motivating aspects, too. Mind you, you can feel pulled in different directions, and it’s best not to work hard at controlling or over-managing things, which can lead to unnecessary stress. A Mercury-Pluto aspect may seem to pull up an old and irritating matter relating to lack of trust. Think of this as a prompt to do a bit of a cleanup, not necessarily literally, although that can help in some way, but on a mental level and in your relationships. Try to dispel fears. Consider, too, that you may be misreading signals, or people may not be putting their cards on the table. Perhaps someone is tiptoeing around the truth now.
Whatever downtime means to you these days, dear Gemini, it makes sense to carve time out in your day to take things easy right now. The Moon spends the day in the sign just behind yours, signaling it’s finishing up its cycle of your solar chart and needs to wind down. It’s a fine time for a healthy escape. Even so, the Moon is under challenging aspects with the Sun and Jupiter today, suggesting some obstacles to clear before you get the peace you need. You may fight it on some level, or circumstances may conspire to keep you busy, but be sure to find a way to recharge. If you feel others have been controlling you or your money later today, or if worry about a relationship has been nagging at you recently, then frustrations can come out in various forms today. Delaying sharing news –or your opinion– may be wise.
You can feel torn between wanting to settle into a comfortable pace and seeking out some newness and movement today, dear Cancer, with the Sun and Moon deadlocked. Jupiter, too, seems to want to pull you out of your comfort zone. While you may initially resist, it can be good for you to branch out a little now. Also today, underlying tensions in close relationships can emerge, perhaps at an inopportune moment or rather abruptly. Or, you may experience a subtle strain in your interactions. There could be something that’s said that is either not representative of the complete picture or that stirs up feelings of resentment, perhaps as it seems designed to make you feel guilty. Or, a past problem that you somehow bypassed now comes back to frustrate you. Mild discomfort can lead to making necessary adjustments now, however, which ultimately serve you well.
Quarter Moons can be motivating, dear Leo, as they produce just enough stress or tension to get us riled up and ready to make changes. Today’s Last Quarter Moon occurs while the Sun is in your sign and with the Moon at the top of your solar chart sensitizing you to your performance, it’s a critical checkpoint for you. Mind you, there can be a disagreement or obstacle to deal with now. An inner conflict about going your own way and doing what’s expected of you could alternatively figure strongly. Your patience can wear thin at times, but you could also find the motivation to fix a problem that ultimately serves you well. Later today, a Mercury-Pluto aspect that we’re revisiting (it first happened in mid-July) can stimulate further contrariness, and once again, it’s personal, because Mercury is in your sign. Watch that others don’t misconstrue what you say or write now. Pressures to get things done can interfere with personal enjoyment, pushing you to find a balance.
You can feel a strong urge to break free from the routine or out of your comfort zone today, dear Virgo, and while this is a genuine need in some shape or form at this time in the lunar cycle, you may need to be mindful about how you go about getting your release. In fact, it can cause a few waves. Circumstances may even seem to conspire to keep you tied down, or you may be more inclined to keep to yourself, which conflicts with the need to break the routine. There is a tendency to overanalyze or micromanage a situation with a Mercury-Pluto aspect coming into force as the day advances, however, and it can be draining if you don’t keep it in check. Second-guessing a situation or decision is possible now, and a problem that you escaped in mid-July may re-emerge for another look.
While you’re to light, forward-looking situations and people these days, dear Libra, today, you may be seeking out something a little more substantial or hearty. From this minor conflict comes more insight into your desires, needs, relationships, and projects. Buried frustrations also have a way of emerging today, or a problem of the past resurfaces for some more attention. Consider that the desire to have more control over your personal life can prevent you from spreading your wings or enjoying yourself. You may need to loosen your grip and move out of your comfort zone with small steps so that you can grow and improve. Later today is not ideal for decision making, but not every moment is. Sometimes waiting and observing before committing can suit us beautifully, and when we do make what at first appears to be a poor decision, learning from the mistake has its rewards.
The Moon spends the day in your sector of “other,” inclining you to seek out some companionship or feedback from someone special, dear Scorpio. This may not be intuitive at first, as part of you is primarily focused on your personal or professional goals, and freeing up time for other things may seem like you’re stepping backward. However, giving some due attention to those who support you and who are dear to your heart today can be rewarding. It can be tricky to be entirely emotionally present with various drives and obligations pulling you in different directions today, but others can help balance you out now. It’s best to communicate gently and carefully as the day advances, because Mercury, the planet of communications, is in an awkward aspect with your ruler, Pluto, currently transiting your communications sector. Under these conditions, what you say may stir up unwanted controversy.
The Moon spends the day in your sector of work, routines, and health, dear Sagittarius, inclining you to want to take care of business and attend to the details of your life. This is in contrast to the Sun’s current mission this month to get you out and about, but it’s still a vital need. As such, you’d do well for yourself to find ways to compromise and find a balance between the two. Even so, a Mercury-Pluto aspect comes into influence as the day advances, and it’s a good idea to identify areas where you may be acting compulsively or possessively so that you can release some of the control, as these may be preventing you from growing, improving, learning, and exploring. You may be second-guessing your first impression or past choices now, and some adjustments to your plans may be in order. It’s probably wise to avoid making a big purchase, as it can ultimately interfere with your freedom!
On the one hand, you may be seeking lighthearted exchanges with the Moon in your pleasure sector today, dear Capricorn, and crave a more profound connection or sense of meaning in your activities and interactions on the other. As much as you’d like some feedback, others may be too wrapped up in their problems to recognize it. It makes sense to focus on activities in which you generate your own happiness, not only because it can help magnetize what you want, but also because you can discover that you’re pretty good at entertaining yourself! Whatever the case may be, today’s Moon transit encourages you to find some time for personal enjoyment. Later today, you may be second-guessing someone, which can put a bit of a damper on your mood. There is a tendency to exaggerate an issue in your mind or to think negatively about a matter to the point that it becomes larger than life when nothing much is likely to come of it. Micromanaging a situation may not be the answer and can, in fact, stress you out, so try to ease back.
With the Moon in your home and family sector all day, dear Aquarius, you’re in need of some peace and calm. The Moon clashes with the Sun and Jupiter, suggesting some opposition or delays to this goal, however. You may need to center yourself and stay rooted and comfortable for a spell before you can share yourself more freely and happily with others. It’s quite alright– and probably wise –to take some space. It can be a little tricky getting on the same page as a partner or associate now. You may be dealing with past or previously hidden issues emerging or a recurring problem that you’re trying to get a handle on. Keep your cool if you have to unravel a complicated matter. Initial perceptions require a second look since what we see today can be a little distorted by guilt or worry. Be gentle with yourself and wait out major decisions.
If you’ve been holding onto resentments or doing some “background worrying” recently, dear Pisces, it may emerge in fuller force today with Mercury and Pluto revisiting an awkward aspect that first happened in mid-July. Something that surfaced then and wasn’t resolved can arise today. Mental tension is also possible today as work or duties and personal interests both vie for your attention. Doing it all may be possible, but not without a lot of stress, so pick your battles wisely! It may not be worth it if it wears you out or wears down your patience. As well, if you’re spending far too much time and energy on trying to figure out your relationships, it may be best to consciously let go of the process rather than think yourself into a troubled state.