Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, August 9th
There’s a real pull towards enjoying home or family today, dear Aries. Relationships and outside obligations including career matters can tug at you despite this, and in fact, you can be particularly sensitive to criticism, or you could feel some disappointment with a person/project in your life. Alternatively, you can be quite content with your lot in life, but delays or blocks seem to be in your way. Venus in your partnership sector is forming challenging aspects which can ultimately show you what needs work in your life. Although you’re in a generally strong period for relationships, today, others may not be as receptive as you’d like. While it’s appropriate to rethink things to some degree today, over-analyzing emotions and especially what others might be feeling can only lead to unnecessary stress. If people are blocking or opposing you, you may very well come to a better understanding of your values, needs, and wants through the conflict.
Your ruler, Venus, is currently transiting your work and health sector, dear Taurus, and is challenged here today. As such, you may feel exhausted or overwhelmed. Keep in mind that if you put off your hardest task to the end, it keeps your mind in a state of dread, so you might decide to reverse this by tackling what you’ve been putting off first to get it out of sight and out of mind. Love matters can be a little delicate today, too, if you feel underappreciated. If you’ve been investing too much of your energy into something that’s just not giving back enough, then you’ll feel the need to make changes now. Today’s influences are challenging but also good for seeing where improvements would help work and business. Conflicts or blocks may get you to a place of greater understanding of your commitment to self-care, health, or work. Resolve to take a lesson from experiences encountered now, even if criticism or poor reviews surface.
There can be some disconnects today, dear Gemini, as Venus and Saturn reach a square aspect. Venus is currently in a very favorable position relative to your sign, but there can be some tensions today, and you can find yourself wrestling with expectations and perceptions in your relationships or with finances. There could be feelings of being excluded, for example. Take extra breaks or rest periods if possible today. These may help you understand what you want, which can be unclear. While this influence is known for undesirable results, in fact, Venus-Saturn can sometimes produce a result that we once wanted, but that fails to satisfy as we imagined. With this influence, persistence and patience will one day be rewarded, so aim to work on weak areas, since you can see them more clearly than ever today! Fixing problems now can help smooth the way for future successes.
Saturn is reminding you to take responsibility for your relationships these days, but today, interactions can be tricky as Venus in your home and family sector forms a challenging square aspect with Saturn. Strides you’re making with a family connection could be the cause of frustration for someone else who may be vying for your attention, or you might be pulled in different directions. Responsibilities tend to feel more cumbersome than usual, which can affect how you perceive things now. A bit of emotional distance in a relationship is likely to be very temporary, and possibly beneficial as ups and downs can remind you of who or what you value. You may discover that you need more time for yourself now. Aim to be kind to yourself and try to create your own happiness while avoiding the tendency to seek it from others. With the Moon in your sign all day, you’re more inclined to take things personally, but this Moon transit also inclines you to bounce back quickly!
A Venus-Saturn hard aspect today tends to bring your attention to realistic factors and details, dear Leo, whether you want to see them or not! Getting your message across well or kindly may be difficult, not only because Mercury is retrograde in your sign, but also because of this Saturnine influence on Venus in your communications sector. Others may seem distant or critical. Alternatively, it may be that you’re feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities that are delaying your satisfaction elsewhere. Days like these are good for finding your own way, making yourself happy instead of relying on others or circumstances, and getting things done, even if it’s annoying initially. There can be some sensitivity to social interactions and communications, but be careful not to read too much into what others may be saying. Mind you, there may be some good that comes out of feedback, even if it’s not all accurate, and it’s a good idea to extract any helpful tidbits now.
Concerns about your resources or relationships can lead to a cautious approach today, dear Virgo. You are more sensitive to imbalances now with Venus in your resources sector in challenging aspect to Saturn. On a creative level, you may be struggling with confidence or time constraints, or a small disappointment cools your feelings about something. Motivation may be up and down, or if it’s up, delays and obstacles may be blocking your desires. It can be difficult knowing whether you need comfort and familiarity, or excitement. Make adjustments or take a break instead of giving up entirely, since these feelings and blocks are temporary. Keep in mind, too, that delays or slowdowns (and they’re more frequent this month, in general) may very well lead to beneficial edits and rethinks. Pay attention to what might trigger frustrations or fears, as this is what you will need to focus on building up to move forward.
Relationships can be challenging today, dear Libra, and your needs may not be matching with (or met by) others in your life. Venus is in tricky aspect with other planets today, and you could find others unresponsive or critical, or circumstances and responsibilities blocking your desires. Obligations can weigh you down, and these may involve home or family duties. If you’re questioning what you value and love, consider that it may be a necessary and ultimately helpful process since this means you are taking the time for self-understanding. Don’t overlook opportunities to make adjustments and changes. Through challenges with others today and this week, you may very well make a discovery of a need or fear that you hadn’t acknowledged in yourself. You are learning more about yourself through your relationships, and it’s crucial that you take this opportunity to learn and grow or heal. Pulling yourself back or cooling off may do you good right now.
You may feel blocked or restricted today, dear Scorpio, or there can be a block in the natural flow of communications or transportation that leads to frustrating situations. Delays and blocks are possible now as Venus and Saturn form a square aspect. Your desire to unwind and relax is stronger now, but may be challenged today. Feeling a little off is likely temporary, and in fact, may be a reminder to find a better work-life balance. Flaws are glaring under these conditions, but this can help motivate you to tidy up in certain areas of your life to strengthen them against future tensions. You may also decide that you need to work on restoring your body and spirit so that you feel less vulnerable and more able to bounce back from disappointments or criticism. With Venus in your privacy sector now, you are in need of some emotional space from time to time!
Venus continues to face challenging aspects today, dear Sagittarius, not the least of which is a square to Saturn. This can indicate blocks to pleasure or some disconnects breaking up the flow of our interactions. Challenges can appear that remind you to tone things down just enough to get yourself back on solid ground if you’ve gone off-path. Concern for future security ultimately helps you to focus on managing your affairs more efficiently, and that’s what Saturn’s long-term transit of your resources sector is all about. Particular attention to practical matters can go a long way towards improved well-being. If others are not responding as you’d like, this can be a chance to reflect on recent events, get in better touch with your feelings, and rediscover just how independent you can be. If you face criticism now, as is frequently the case when Saturn is strong and challenged, it may very well be that there’s room for improvement, even if the claims are exaggerated! You might also come to a new understanding of what you need and want from others, especially your friendships.
You could find that people are not particularly sensitive or sympathetic to your situation today, dear Capricorn, with Venus in challenging aspect to Saturn in your sign. Even so, this is unlikely to leave you feeling down for long, and with the changes you make as a result of this distancing or short break, you may very well feel better off, ultimately. You may want to feel in charge now but could be dealing with the mistakes of others. You might alternatively notice your limits more than usual, and this breaks the natural flow of things. This is not something that should stop you in your tracks, but rather a temporary feeling that motivates you to strengthen weaker areas of your life. Feeling sorry for yourself can be therapeutic in short doses, beyond which you may be attracting negative energy. You are quick to pick yourself up, though, and this works in your favor.
Doing things that make you feel useful can be especially satisfying today with the Moon in your solar sixth house, dear Aquarius, and can distract you from strained social relationships, although it’s also vital to examine feelings that emerge now. Today’s Venus-Saturn square stands out among other challenging aspects and can lead to claustrophobic feelings or a sense that people or circumstances are limiting you. You may even be wrestling with your own doubts or feelings of guilt today, alternatively. Feeling just a little out of sync with others may only be a healthy measure of reserve. If you resolve to learn from frustrating circumstances today, you’ll put yourself in a favorable position, as Saturn conflicts offer us a lesson that requires a bit of humility. Find ways to relax and take some emotional space if you feel the need for it. It’s important to look within for motivation and inspiration since you’re in charge of your own happiness, and fully equipped to entertain yourself!
Venus in your intimacy sector craves closeness, dear Pisces, but is clashing with other planets now, not the least of which is stern Saturn, and you may feel blocked from gaining what you want. Through a letdown or delay, you may very well learn more about what you do need, want, or desire through a step back and a chance to observe. Rethink goals and needs today for best results, and tend to responsibilities that need your attention. Detaching yourself from others just for a short while can be a valuable exercise at times like these. You could find yourself spending more time fixing problems than enjoying yourself today, but consider that this can clear the path for future successes.
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