Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, August 20th
The Moon spends another day in your adventure sector, dear Aries, and you’re craving (more than usual) increased space and light on an emotional level. Expanding your mind or your personal experiences can be in focus. Your inner child is coming out to play, too, and others are genuinely appreciating your spirit. You’ll find others are cooperative as the energy of the day flows smoothly with your fundamental nature. After all, both the Sun and Moon are in Fire sign buddies Leo and Sagittarius. This is a good time for finding inspiration through something you read or experience outside the bounds of your usual routine. You may be interacting with people who stimulate you to do your best. Mercury has just ended its retrograde, but your ruler, Mars, remains retrograde for another week. As such, you can feel more “in the know” but not yet ready to put a plan in motion. Tying up loose ends may be necessary before you’re able to go forward with confidence.
You’re inclined to listen, observe, and learn today, dear Taurus, and this encourages the people around you to relax. You’re willing to put in the extra effort to study a matter further, do some strategic thinking, and spend quality time researching. You’re in the background, but there’s quite a bit of power in this position! It’s easier than usual to make a real connection with someone or a project. A significant memory or personal revelation can motivate you and fuel your enthusiasm. Today can also be quite useful for family matters and domestic activities. You are more perceptive than usual, as you can quickly cut through the fluff to motivations, and you possess a decent sense of your limits. Delays are still likely part of your life this week, but this is a time for getting over a hump by handling the tasks that you need to put behind you so that you can move forward.
Progress, in general, is on the slow side this week, dear Gemini, as Mars remains retrograde, but now that Mercury is no longer looking back, you can feel increasingly “in the know” in the days ahead, and this feels good for a mentally-focused sign like yours. As well, you can take some steps towards moving forward with your goals in various ways. Light conversation can be particularly useful for feeling out a friend, partner, or a project, whether or not they lead to concrete places. Communications are pleasant and uplifting. With the Moon in your partnership sector all day, you tend to prefer sharing your ideas or activities with someone rather than going it alone, just for now. Relationships frequently help us to see ourselves a little more clearly, and today is one of those times.
The Moon moves spends another day in your work and health sector, dear Cancer, and you’re in great shape for handling details and problems. In fact, you may thoroughly enjoy getting organized now. This is a good day for increased confidence in your resources, work, or routines. You’re likely to cherish the cooperative energy surrounding you, and your gut feelings regarding money, work, health, and capabilities seem to be on point. As such, you’re gravitating towards the right methods and situations. It’s important to note that while Mercury has just ended its retrograde and you’ll be seeing things more clearly, Mars has one more week left of retrograde motion, and it’s wise to wait a little longer before pushing plans forward. Today, a focus on daily routines can be comforting.
You may have been wrestling with some indecision in recent days, dear Leo, and there can be a bit more of it to come. However, today’s energies are otherwise very much up your alley. The Sun in your sign harmonizes with the Moon in your creative sector, setting up beautiful opportunities to express yourself. In fact, it can be satisfying to release tensions through creative and entertaining activities. Pulling yourself away from problems or a tendency to overthink can give you a better perspective today. You’re ready to take on a challenge but in good humor as well, finding a nice balance between work and play. Today’s Moon transit enlivens and colors your emotions, and you may very well feel smitten with someone or something, or you simply enjoy spreading the love and happiness around.
You’re in especially good shape today and this week for clearing away obstacles, dear Virgo, particularly related to money and business. Take steps to clear the path for a new beginning for best results now since Mars remains retrograde for another seven days even though Mercury has just ended its retrograde. The Moon is in good shape and in your home and family sector all day, favoring familial relationships and domestic activities. It’s a good day for getting over a hump on an emotional level. You’re likely to feel stronger and more positive, and you can find yourself in excellent touch with your needs related to family, home, and work matters. You remain in “processing” mode as you usually are at this time of year, and you should take heart in the idea that your goals will become more evident as you go along. For now, enjoy the quiet and the good feelings.
You’re in a certain, natural frame of mind and timing improves as a result today, dear Libra. People come through for you. Mind you, Mercury is only freshly out of its retrograde cycle and Mars continues its retrograde for another week, suggesting it’s still important to take things slowly and wait before you start brand new ventures. However, it’s a fine time for getting assorted things done as well as for connecting with friends or even dreams that inspire you. A cooperative feel to today lifts your spirits and also heightens your desire to socialize. You might be feeling out new projects and ideas, and this can be useful, but you’re best off reworking projects already in motion. Conversations can be revealing, and you’re in a curious frame of mind. Try not to fall back on doing things independently when pairing up or sharing the load can make things infinitely better.
You’re in particularly good shape with money and work matters today, dear Scorpio. The Moon spends the day in your resources sector, and you’re in great shape for applying your intuition in fruitful ways to a pet project, business venture, or financial planning and thinking. It’s an especially useful transit for testing the waters, and that’s precisely what you should be doing this week now that Mercury has ended its retrograde, but Mars remains retrograde a week longer. Practical matters fare well because your heart is in making things work. The Moon’s trine to the Sun at the top of your solar chart suggests that cooperation helps your overall mood and assists you with clarifying your goals. Others readily see you as a leader with your demeanor as purposeful as it is today. You may be able to tap into talents that have been buried or ignored, and this can eventually set you on a new road. Be resourceful today.
The Moon spends the day in your sign, dear Sagittarius, and harmonizes with the Sun. You could find that you readily gain the support and cooperation of others under this transit. We’re just coming out of a Mercury retrograde, but Mars will remain retrograde for another week. You may be reconsidering a long-term goal or dealing with something that you overlooked to clear the path for moving forward, and your attitude is particularly enthusiastic. This is not the time to give up on a matter, but to attend to duties that will help clear up delays and set the ball rolling to make progress. Even if you’re dealing with small annoyances and tying up loose ends, your mindset is positive. You’re bound to feel more get up and go today. You may not know where you’re headed just yet, but there is good energy for exploration and discovery. Your cooperative spirit will not go unnoticed — you’re hard to ignore today!
With the Moon in your solar twelfth house, dear Capricorn, you’ll do best with activities that revolve around getting rest, time for reflection or deep thought, research and investigation, and volunteer work. You stand to gain some incredible insight into a love relationship today, as the atmosphere is ripe for intimacy. Or you can feel a sense of renewal regarding your feelings about a matter, admitting to feelings you’ve been avoiding, or understanding yourself just a little bit better. It’s an excellent time for regrouping and refreshing, but not the best for getting noticed, and it’s best to plan accordingly. This is a beautiful day to do an inventory of your feelings and reconnect with more profound needs. You look within for answers today, and you may very well decide it’s a good time for an inner tune-up of sorts.
Your friendships, connections, and even networking activities can pull up warm feelings today, dear Aquarius, with the Moon in your social sector connecting happily with the Sun in your partnership house. With Mercury freshly off a retrograde cycle but Mars still retrograde for a week longer, this week you can be taking care of unfinished business that will help move things forward. You can have a sense that something is finally behind you, but there are a few more obstacles to clear before everything picks up pace. It’s a fine time for seeking out like-minded people or friends who accept you for who you are. Your need for non-competitive outlets for self-expression emerges. The less expected of you, the more naturally you contribute, share, and connect with others today, and there are benefits from doing so now.
You’re more emotionally invested than usual in your performance, ambitions, and goals today, dear Pisces, but not to the point of discomfort. In fact, you’re motivated to do your best. With Mercury just off its retrograde cycle but Mars still retrograde for another week, you may have a sense that you’re in a better mental position armed with new knowledge, but plans are still in the works. Look for ways to improve your work, reputation, or projects today. It’s better to concentrate on tying up loose ends rather than starting new projects. This is a fine time for finding an area of focus and working towards a specific goal. You may be more aware of the rules, and you tend to want to put in the necessary effort to bring more structure and orderliness to your life. You’re experiencing more “get up and go” related to business, finances, or career.