Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 3
This can be an exciting time to share your ideas or enjoy some new learning, dear Aries. Reliable energy is with you for feeling in sync with people around you and with your environment. With this natural rhythm, your confidence shines through and endears you to others. With Mars, your ruler, in harmonious aspect to Chiron in your sign, you’re feeling pleasantly capable and ambitious. Stay active and involved now for best results, since a hands-on approach is best under this influence. A problem that emerged in May may get a second chance for a resolution. You might connect with an old friend or group now. The Moon spends part of the day in your sign and the next part in your resources sector, and you might notice a distinct shift from wanting to start something new to delighting in what you have and building upon it.
The Moon spends the first part of today in your privacy sector, and then later enters your sign, dear Taurus, and you can feel as if you’re awakening on an emotional level. You’re likely to begin the day craving emotional space, and end it wanting emotional connection! With a Mars-Chiron aspect helping you out today, it’s a time for tuning into abstract or subtle levels that increase your understanding of yourself, your career or life path, and people in your life. You might help someone or be a source of great comfort or inspiration to a person. Creative and artistic matters are favored today, as is volunteer work. At the same time, you may be returning to an old problem with new insight or tools, especially related to your career.
Opening up conversations about personal interests and aspirations can help refresh a bond with someone today, dear Gemini. You are paying extra attention to other people’s needs now. You are more willing than usual to learn through your experiences, and in fact, you prefer to learn from your actions rather than overthink at the moment, which is a change of pace! Activities with or for friends can figure strongly now and can be satisfying. Despite your enterprising mood, it’s best not to accumulate new plans or projects since energy levels may dip later. There is some tendency to feel you can do more than you’d normally take on, but your future self may not appreciate it!
You are sociable and receptive today, dear Cancer, although you may begin the day in a somewhat serious or reflective frame of mind. This can be a time for learning something about a special someone that helps you understand them, and it can also be a day for hands-on learning and problem-solving as Mars and Chiron connect, inspiring you to take affirmative action. You might learn something valuable about a partner or your deeper desires, and you’re inclined to be bolder with self-honesty and quite fearless when it comes to facing feelings! In your social life, you could feel overextended or exasperated by someone today, however. Expectations tend to run high, and perhaps too much so.
This is a good day for solving problems and taking on small challenges, dear Leo, as well as for shared activities. You’re willing to take action to put something behind you, which helps make way for the new. Interactions with a partner can be revealing. Your willingness to get your hands dirty or to go “all in” is key now. You can do a nice overhaul of an area of your home or career, which can be exhausting but worth the effort. However, there may be a dilemma that seems to pit family matters or your personal life against your work or public life, as you want to oversee and enjoy both but only have so much time on your hands! You may need to loosen your grip just a little on one or both life departments to restore some balance.
Brave new insights into your world can be had with Mars and Chiron forming a harmonious aspect today, dear Virgo. Work matters can be unusually intense, possibly with a re-emerging problem for which you have new insight, and you might learn of (or return to) a health or wellness program that makes sense and seems breakthrough, perfectly fitting your current needs. The arts, particularly dancing and physical creative arts, are favored for you today. However, watch for a tendency to go overboard with your personal interests today. Watch for exaggeration and obsession now as expansive Jupiter opposes power-conscious Juno along your communications sector.
Interactions and insight regarding love and intimacy can be very revealing today, dear Libra, even if you are treading over old ground. In fact, an aspect that first happened in May is forming again today as Mars retraces its steps in your romance and creativity sector, and you may be returning to a connection made then, now with a new perspective or approach. You’re inclined to move beyond normal barriers in your relationships. Avoid pushing too hard, but allow yourself to cross the usual thresholds just a little, as you can make great strides with honesty. Even so, there can be an issue related to money or ownership that can lead to an impasse or frustration. Keep in mind that people around you are inclined to go over the top now. Power dynamics are highlighted and can be difficult at times today.
Interactions with family or activities related to your domestic world can be rewarding today, dear Scorpio. Insights into a problem, relationship, or situation can be revealing. There is some intensity to the day that tends to break through barriers just enough to raise your level of understanding in satisfying ways. As a result, you can more effectively get closer to others as well as your own needs and desires. A Mars-Chiron aspect that first formed in May is now coming together again, this time while Mars is retrograde, and you may be returning to an old situation or problem, now with a new perspective or new tools at your disposal. It’s a good time to get to the heart of a matter. Complicated issues seem to be easier to understand, and relationships, although a little competitive, can be dynamic and exciting now. Even so, a Jupiter-Juno opposition can point to a conflict with a partner. Through challenges with others, you can get into closer touch with your own potential.
Certainly, with both Mercury (communications planet) and Mars retrograde (in your communications sector), dear Sagittarius, you’re prone to more than the usual snafus or misunderstandings these days. However, your words can be healing today, and love matters can be enhanced with Mars and Chiron connecting, encouraging openness, honesty, and bravery in your interactions. Even if the words aren’t perfect, your good intentions are clear now. Your powers of attraction run high, too. You are facing challenges head-on and determined to resolve problems. Others tend to follow your lead. Even so, with Jupiter opposite Juno today, you may be filled with ambitions and ideas related to work or health and self-care efforts, but this could reach the point of overwhelm. Aim to pace yourself.
You can gain creative insights today, dear Capricorn, particularly relating to money-making prospects. Be as open as possible to learn from others and your experiences today for best results. Your interest in solving problems is strong and motivating now as Mars and Chiron form a harmonious aspect today. You could be taking action on a financial, family, or security matter that puts you in a better place emotionally, and this may be a re-emerging problem. Family and friends seem to be showing you the way towards positive change. Do watch for a tendency to go overboard with your plans today, however, and try to avoid making promises, whether to others or yourself, based on quick assumptions or moods of the moment. There may be a need to draw the line if expectations of you are far too high.
Mars in your sign connects harmoniously with Chiron today, dear Aquarius, and even though both Mercury and Mars are currently retrograde, you seem to have an edge in your communications and actions now. Your magnetism heightens, and it’s easy to do as you please. Use this time for expressing yourself creatively and persuasively. It’s a time for rising above fears or doing something a little different and trying out something new. You might be taking the lead on a matter or project, or helping someone out now. As invincible as you may feel, do avoid taking on too much, particularly responsibilities or career projects, as this can come back to haunt you on a day when your energy levels plummet. In truth, with Mars retrograde in your sign, energy is up and down these days.
With Mars, the planet of action, in the sign behind yours and retrograde, this is not the best time for straightforward, direct pursuit of your goals, dear Pisces. While there can be frustrating moments, today you may be feeling quite content with the break from activity! Allowing yourself to relax and let go of worry or self-limiting thoughts can be wonderful, and even therapeutic now. A Mars-Chiron aspect today encourages activities that ground you and help you heal. This can be a time for spontaneity rather than structure so that you can allow your creative side to shine. Another influence active today suggests that there is a tendency for others to exaggerate or expect too much, whether of themselves or others, and it’s best not to put too much on your plate.