Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 17th
There is powerful energy for finding creative ways to satisfy a variety of needs this week, dear Aries. You may come to an understanding with a partner or significant person in your life due to a sense of shared values or respect for differing ones. There is acceptance in the energy of the day that becomes you. This is a strong time generally for personal appeal and solutions to relating problems that are much more than just cosmetic. Keeping in mind that there is probably more to the story than what meets the eye now, you can nevertheless enjoy the smooth flow of optimism and cooperation now. With Mercury retrograde for two more days, there can be some problems with miscommunications. Even so, you are working things in such a way that you’re coming out ahead. You are assuaging tension in your relations quite successfully.
You’ll find others especially amenable today, dear Taurus, and health or work matters particularly pleasing. You can relax sufficiently to let your guard down. You’re finding much to enjoy in your personal life and perhaps with work, too, and seeing your life through this happy lens is pleasant! You’re in an excellent position to beautify your surroundings or boost your relationships. Restoring balance to working relationships can be in focus. You may find ways to make life a little more comfortable in and around the home and with your business. A Mercury-Venus connection may bring an old friend back around through a message or surprise meeting. For others, memories are powerful, and you may remember something that helps you rewrite a troubling story.
While you’re inclined to go all in when it comes to your work or routines today, dear Gemini, today’s energies favor pleasant conversations and cooperation elsewhere. We are approaching a Mercury station, with Mercury soon to turn direct, and such stations can bring some challenges when it comes to being understood. However, we’re easing into this transition with a Mercury-Venus sextile active today and tomorrow, and the general intent is positive and cooperative, so it’s important to pay more attention to gestures than specific words chosen to express ourselves. There can be a pleasant feeling of devotion to a person, fantasy, or the idea of love today, and this can inspire creative works or ideas. You’re inclined to analyze or discuss past relationships now.
You’re in perfect shape for all things romantic or cooperative today, dear Cancer. There’s divine energy for warm, affectionate conversations and overtures, and this is especially the case for combining friends and family or home life in pleasing ways. You may have an especially positive faith in the people you care about and domestic matters in general. You are more idealistic than usual, and fortunately, people around you tend to cooperate. Happiness is natural and easy, as it’s coming from within. We’re heading towards a Mercury station, and while stations can sometimes be tricky and you should watch for some miscommunications today and the next few days, we have some pleasant, protective influences that make it easy to roll with the punches now.
While you’re inclined to dig right into any domestic or work task in front of you today, dear Leo, interactions with others tend to be light and informative. Your mood is peaceful at heart now so that you are especially tolerant of problems. A warm communication might occur now that boosts your spirits and makes you feel understood or cared for. Your sensitivities are heightened today, and you can be especially creative in your work or projects. Artistic achievement is favored. Mercury is approaching a direct station in your sign so that it’s important to take extra time to digest events and ideas in the coming few days. Fortunately, while mistakes and miscommunications are likely, you’re finding it easy to rise above problems and enjoy yourself in spite of them.
There can be surprising support or memory and intuition that boosts your business or money situation today, dear Virgo. While ideas can be inspired, it’s better not to begin a brand new project today with Mercury still retrograde for another two days and Mars retrograde until the 27th, as it will likely get off to a slow start or you may reconsider it later on. Even so, this is a good time for feeling positive and sharing valuable ideas. Let life inspire you today, but be a little more mindful in your communications and directions while taking note of new ideas. You can find very creative ways to satisfy a desire for safety and comfort. There is good energy for making, spending, or sorting out money, taking care of valuables, as well as for a feeling of abundance.
You’re inclined to enjoy and benefit from friendly interactions today, dear Libra, but you’re craving a little more from your projects and pursuits. You may come to peace with someone or a situation, and by extension, with yourself today and in the next few days. In fact, you can find creative ways to express your feelings and to connect with others. There may be compliments or other shows of appreciation coming your way, or you can attract an admirer. Today’s Mercury-Venus influence further promotes your interests and is good for connecting with others, but because Mercury remains retrograde for another two days, it can be a little tricky in some areas. More specifically, you may want to watch for speaking about matters of the heart without your heart entirely in the equation.
The Moon in your sign is very comfortable with the planets, dear Scorpio, and you may find it easier than usual to find satisfying outlets for your feelings. Excellent energy is with you for finding creative ways to satisfy your various needs and spend time with others. You can be exceptionally gracious, and a partner or special person in your life can be especially comforting and accepting. Today can have its generous share of feel-good moments. Mercury’s retrograde continues for another two days, and you may want to be mindful of what and how you communicate. Otherwise, there is a subtle sense that you’re getting over a hump, and possibly understanding a career matter better as you’re reminded of something relevant from the past. Conversations tend to steer towards the past, but you’re inclined to see these matters with more warmth and understanding.
While you can be quite absorbed in your private affairs today, dear Sagittarius, and you can be a little more retiring than usual, there is wonderfully friendly energy with you. You’re more inclined to see opportunities that you overlooked in the past. There can be nice energy for personal appeal and friendships. Conversations about the past can be meandering but useful, perhaps shedding some new light on a situation. If you’re looking for clear facts or discussions, though, you won’t be in luck with Mercury approaching a direct station. However, today is lovely for imagination, and if you pay close attention to the intentions of the messages you’re receiving, you’ll find people are quite cooperative. Avoid premature decisions, but enjoy the opportunities of the day, as you’re likely to get quite close to a friend or associate.
Today and in the next few days, dear Capricorn, it’s wise to give in to the idea that you won’t get the whole picture and resolve to enjoy yourself in spite of this. Helping you through the Mercury station transitions is a Mercury-Venus influence that encourages friendly cooperation. Matters will reveal themselves to you soon, and you don’t have to push anything, and this can be a genuine relief. Dig deep, research, and keep an open mind, saving your conclusions for later. Discoveries can be breakthrough, even if you don’t know all the answers yet. You may be in the position to mediate or counsel someone today. Although Mercury remains retrograde for another two days, your communications are likely to come through quite well as people are responding to your intentions more than your words today.
Your desire for more variety and diversity in your life is strong these days, dear Aquarius, and your interests may often stray quite a bit from your usual ones. Today, sharing your personal philosophy with someone special can bring a relationship to a new level. You’re likely to enjoy chatting with others and exchanging ideas or talking through problems. A Mercury-Venus aspect influencing today and tomorrow can bring an old friend back into the picture, or strong memories and discussions of one. You’re in a good position to find comfortable solutions to problems today, and a nice message can arrive, or conversation can take place that puts you right at ease.
You’re finding creative ways to tend to a variety of needs by combining them or adjusting your expectations of each today, dear Pisces. There can be a very lovely, accepting, and healing conversation or discovery of an intimate or personal nature that gets you thinking. You may not know the full story on a matter yet, but you’re optimistic. Mercury is nearing the end of its retrograde cycle with just two days to go, and while its transition from retrograde to direct can be tricky and miscommunications plenty, you’re in such a good mood that you’re barely noticing. A Mercury-Venus aspect happening now can bring a message from someone from your past or another clue to look behind you before moving forward. You’re also in a good position to take a second look at a project or job.