Get A Jump on Tomorrow….
Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, August 21
The Moon moves to the top of your chart, dear Aries, and you’re inclined to focus on your long-term goals and priorities. You might enjoy dreaming up practical ways for realizing your creative vision. Frustrations with your progress or performance can be magnified today, however, and if you’re falling behind in a project, try to set aside some time to be alone or in an environment with limited distractions. Dealing with others who are unsure of themselves can be frustrating today, but perhaps the delay will work in everyone’s favor in the long run. Avoid trying to push for an answer or a decision, as it can be difficult to come by right now with the Sun and Mars forming an awkward aspect. A lot may be left up in the air. Creatively speaking, while these days you are exceptionally strong for you in this department, today you could be wrestling with some self-doubt. Certain things can consume so much of your time that you can feel behind in your work or duties.
The Moon moves into harmony with your sign today, dear Taurus, and people relax in your presence, encouraging good conversation. It’s also the secret ingredient for maximizing learning. A minor but irritating aspect between the Sun and Mars today can lead to some tension, however, and it’s best to avoid allowing disruptions to routines stress you out. You may need to remind yourself that overtime does not get you ahead – efficiency does. Try, instead, to treat them as necessary for your life to move forward positively. The Sun in your home and family sector can keep you rooted, while Mars is currently stimulating your desire for unusual or non-routine experiences. You may feel divided about whether to take a risk or stick with the familiar, but consider that you may be able to reach a compromise.
You’re inclined to do a little more digging than usual today, dear Gemini, with the Moon’s move into your solar eighth house. You instinctively seek out some extra privacy now. However, it’s crucial not to probe so much that you begin to fret, worry, or obsess over an issue. There can be some tension revolving around misunderstandings, offhand remarks, and oversensitivity. It’s unusually easy to bruise someone’s ego today with current aspects, and you may want to tiptoe around sensitive topics just for now. It can also be tough, and even painful, to make decisions, as you may feel that you have to give something up to move forward. Timing can be just a little off today and tomorrow, making it wise to watch for mechanical errors. Some of your plans may not appear to be coming together very well right now, but taking extra time to iron out details will ultimately be rewarding. Observe but reserve final decisions for a better time.
The Moon heads into your partnership sector, dear Cancer, and you’re more emotionally invested in your relationships than usual today. While this transit inclines you to compromise and negotiate well, retrograde Mars in your partnership sector forms a minor difficult aspect with the Sun, and relationships can be up and down or run hot and cold. Try to pace yourself in whatever you do today for best results. Others may be acting in passive-aggressive ways, notably a partner, and you may be dealing with oversensitivity inside yourself, too. Your timing is likely to be entirely off due to dipping confidence, and this is temporary, but it’s best to take things easy. There may also be some concerns about money or personal possessions now. Take time to observe and reassess matters before going forward.
The Moon moves into your work and health sector, where it will stay until Thursday, dear Leo, and you’re gearing up to handle details. However, try not to take a scattered approach to managing your chores or responsibilities, as this can only serve to increase anxiety levels. A Sun-Mars aspect active today can point to competing desires which can put you in limbo. You may experience some minor health or motivation issues that slow you down. There can be some vague worries, justified or not, about responsibilities that you may have been avoiding. Try to relax and manage your load step by step. Observe and make adjustments rather than big, bold moves now for best results.
The Moon moves into your creativity and romance sector today, dear Virgo, and will enliven and bring more color to your emotions until Thursday. Much has been going on behind the scenes and in your inner world lately, and you may have been making some sacrifices for others and ignoring your own needs in the process. Today, you’re geared up for tending to yourself and perhaps asking for what you want. However, today’s energies are a little awkward along these very lines! It’s too easy to rub people the wrong way with the Sun and Mars in an awkward standoff. Desires themselves, or the route to their fulfillment, are extraordinarily complicated right now, and love matters are involved. Sudden or unusual emotions and desires can lead to some indecision or a feeling that you’re suddenly without a real direction. Take your time coming to conclusions. Do what you know is right at the moment and resolve to do so more frequently going forward.
The Moon moves into your home and family sector, dear Libra, and you’re seeking out a little extra comfort or a feeling of safety and belonging. With the Sun in your social sector these days, you’re looking forward, but today, you can find yourself reviewing the past or craving stability. As long as you don’t feel stuck in the past, you can do some important “work” taking care of loose ends and closing important chapters in your life. Today’s energies are a little awkward, and you can feel pulled in different directions. There can be a difference of opinion or a feeling that someone is standing in the way of your plans and desires. Impatience is another potential problem now. Be wary of desires that come on suddenly as they may mislead you.
The Moon moves into your sector of communications, dear Scorpio, and you can find personal interests or connections more attractive. You may be dealing with inner stirrings that have you feeling frustrated with the path you’re currently taking or with authority figures today, however, as the Sun and retrograde Mars form a minor but irritating aspect. This aspect can emphasize differences and incompatibilities of your needs and desires. Some of your goals may need revision but keep in mind that delays give you a chance to make the necessary corrections and adjustments. Watch for activities that will only serve as energy drains. It can be difficult to know your limits and challenging to find the right balance, but with some creative thinking, it’s within reach.
The Moon moves out of your sign and into your resources sector today, dear Sagittarius, and you’re seeking a little more predictability for a couple of days. Conflicts of values may need to be dealt with, however. As well, a good part of you is downright bored with the mundane or ordinary, and you could feel that you’re battling your own diverging interests and desires. You may feel as if you have no outlets for your frustration, and it may be worth your time to consciously try to let go of those things that are irritating you. Watch for impatience that gets in the way of healthy relating and that trips you up on the physical plane as well. Consider that your need for some stillness or comfort is valid and should be given some attention and that doing so will free you up for more exciting activities later.
The Moon moves into your sign today, dear Capricorn, and for a couple of days, you’re inclined to want to assert your independence or go your own way. Today, though, you may do battle with others who seem to need your attention or with your own diverging desires. Today’s events or feelings can remind you of the need to revise your dependencies or your approach to money, particularly resources coming from other sources than your income. For some of you, this energy can play out on an intimate level, having to do with a relationship and its power dynamics. The need to make adjustments becomes glaring. You may be feeling strong desires, but there doesn’t seem to be a viable outlet for them or route to satisfaction today. This is a time for making observations and adjustments rather than jumping into action.
The Moon moves into your solar twelfth house for a couple of days, dear Aquarius, and you’re drawn to activities that revolve around getting rest and time for reflection or deep thought. You’ll be trying to understand yourself just a little bit better. Even so, mixed emotions and signals are likely to interfere with these goals today and tomorrow, so do your best to seek out patches of time to yourself. Today’s Sun-Mars challenge is a minor one but can keep you in a feeling of limbo. You could experience delays or changes of plans, and timing is not your strong point at the moment. It’s not strong for others, either! You may be in need of a pick-me-up right now, but it can be hard to find it if you’re looking to others to make you happy, especially if you’re not stating your desires clearly. Still, a direct approach may fall flat today as people seem quite wrapped up in their own problems.
You’ve been more aware than usual of your responsibilities and performance, dear Pisces, and today, you’re inclined to pull back and seek out a break from competitive situations. You enjoy the feedback you receive from others, which tends to jumpstart your thinking processes. However, with a Sun-Mars challenge today, something may be holding you back, such as a gut feeling, fear, or minor health and vitality issue, from throwing yourself heartily into a social activity or a pursuit. Very important decisions are best left for another day because of a temporary lack of natural confidence, which leads to poor timing. Ego issues might also be in play with retrograde Mars involved, and you could sense a mild but annoying competitive atmosphere with co-workers or friends that turns you off.