Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, August 22
You’re in tune with your ambitions and feeling good about your prospects today, dear Aries. While your spirits are generally good today, this is not the best time for seeing relationships clearly. Avoid doing so much for others that you forget to take care of yourself. Part of you may be holding onto a fantasy of a person, situation, or relationship, and this may pose minor problems today. While it’s a generally good time for warmth and harmony in close relationships, difficult areas that have been swept under the carpet can emerge in small ways now. You could experience a disappointment, but keep in mind that you are better off for it, whatever does come out!
You’re in a great position to learn new things through your experiences, what you read, and your interactions with others today, dear Taurus. It’s a time of greater understanding, generally speaking. However, a minor challenging aspect between Venus and Neptune does suggest that your desire to keep the peace and maintain harmony is strong, but you’re inclined to go overboard with this, and you can end up feeling misunderstood or unappreciated. You may feel let down by a broken promise. Don’t worry too much if you are a little out of sync with others or with your goals. It might benefit you to take a small break from discipline or consider ways to find more meaning, pleasure, or imagination in your work or chores.
You’re ready to pour a little more energy into a project, work, or a relationship today, dear Gemini. Even so, there is some tendency to see a situation the wrong way, especially if it’s too close to your heart, with Venus and Neptune in awkward aspect. Wishful thinking can blur perceptions, particularly related to romance, business, and long-term planning. You are unlikely to be sure about making a significant commitment or decision, and it may be better to avoid overcompensating for feeling uncertain and instead make time for rest or time for reflection. However, staying in a state of indecision over largely trivial matters can sometimes drain you of more energy than dealing with the consequences of a decision.
Practical matters and tasks tend to fare decently well today, dear Cancer, primarily because they have clear goals and possible results. How you feel about a topic is considerably more complicated, however! Venus in an awkward angle to Neptune is behind this confusion. Familiarity is an aphrodisiac these days, but there can be some division due to uncertainty, and this can leave you in an ambivalent state today. The desire to do something different or unusual can come on suddenly, but you may not be entirely into it, or you could be choosing to stick with family or the familiar. Try not to stay on the either-or track for too long. If you can’t find a compromise, pick one thing or another and accept your decision for best results now! There’s no use wasting energy on worrying about the little things.
Your practical goals have more power today, dear Leo. Self-improvement endeavors can be in active, positive focus. If you are feeling discontent about your current state of work, health, and order, however, you’re likely to feel this more intensely now. It’s wise to let this motivate you. However, not knowing your heart today may tempt you to avoid the truth in your relationships. It’s probably better to admit uncertainty and move on for now. Otherwise, you could end up only spinning your wheels. There could be unspoken desires or a sense that you want something but can’t put your finger on what it is. Try not to allow distractions such as these bring you down. Allow yourself to let go a little and take a bit more time to get in touch with your needs.
Emotions tend to run deeply today, dear Virgo, and memories are extraordinarily powerful — perhaps even motivating, as well. The need for self-expression is great, and you may be drawn to intense experiences as a result. However, as the day advances, there can be some hard-to-pinpoint yearnings. Keep watch for a tendency to focus on everything except what deserves your attention! Your need for comfort can feel insistent but could mislead you if you’re not in touch with your needs. Superficial attempts to make yourself feel better are unlikely to satisfy, and may even cost valuable time and energy, and possibly money. This is due to a Venus-Neptune minor but challenging aspect that can tempt us to escape responsibility, hide things about ourselves that we should be proud of, and seek out peace when we probably should stand up for ourselves. If you are uncertain, ride things out until you are clearer.
You are more in touch with your instincts when it comes to family and home life today, dear Libra, and perhaps given to extremes of feeling. You could feel driven to work through a problem now. If you’ve been frustrated with your personal life recently, however, these feelings are magnified now. Let this motivate you to turn this part of your life around. Today’s Venus-Neptune quincunx makes it a fuzzy, uncertain time for decisions about love and money, especially as the day advances. Take care of yourself as well as others, rather than doing everything for everyone else and forgetting what you need in the process. Avoid people-pleasing as a quick fix for achieving the peace and harmony you so crave.
If there’s a mystery to solve, you’re on it today, dear Scorpio, with the Moon in your communications sector aligning with your deep, perceptive ruler, Pluto. You might crave being on the move, physically and mostly mentally. However, a Venus-Neptune quincunx aspect today can point to a vague dissatisfaction that creeps in from time to time. With this aspect in play, you’d be wise to watch for unrealistic expectations that can lead to some feelings of disappointment or discomfort. Aim to either learn your exact needs or work on making yourself happy rather than looking outside of yourself for others to bring you joy. Accepting things for what they are and appreciating them is the key. Needs that come on suddenly and that don’t make a whole lot of sense are probably things that only serve to lead you astray right now.
You’re in good shape for practical matters today, dear Sagittarius. In fact, you’re ready to sink your teeth in when it comes to a project or problem. You’re resourceful and find a challenge motivating. However, on an emotional or sentimental level, an awkward angle between Venus and Neptune could leave you with a feeling that you’re not getting what you want. In truth, it may be that you’re not entirely in touch with your needs, and random attempts to make yourself feel more satisfied are pretty much hit-and-miss in this state. Look to address the root of a problem now. If you can’t seem to get at it, it may be wise to avoid going off on tangents. Try not to let yourself linger in limbo for too long today, especially for little problems.
With the Moon in your sign all day, your needs can feel more urgent than usual, dear Capricorn. The Moon’s alignment with Pluto in your sign occurs approximately every four weeks, and it can be a real trigger point, but it also gives you many chances to really work through inner conflicts. Even so, with a Venus-Neptune interchange that’s on the uncomfortable side today, it can be challenging to be as productive as you’d like to be. Venus at the top of your chart these days generally points to increased enjoyment of your work or duties, but there are times like today when you may need a break from performing. There can be benefits through your work or from others, but you might find that it costs too much, in the long run, to yield to others at the moment. Be especially clear later when communicating with the public, making a statement, or engaging in business-related communications. There may be misconceptions or misrepresentations.
You tend to look within for answers today, dear Aquarius, with the Moon in the sign just behind yours aligning with Pluto and encouraging introspection. This influence occurs every four weeks and is a good time for getting a better understanding of your more profound needs, or for working on something under the radar. Also today, though, is a Venus-Neptune quincunx that can seem to stir up vague problems or disconnects. Some confusion about money, resources, or know-how can subtly get in the way of personal enjoyment or the pursuit of a new interest. You have been awakening to a desire for more life experience and perhaps a little adventure recently, and this will continue going forward, but today you may worry about how you will fund your plans or practically manage everything you’d like to do. Or, you crave some predictability and familiarity. However big your plans are at the moment, don’t be in a huge rush to put them into action until you can get behind them with more confidence.
Your friendships, connections, and even networking activities can be more involving than usual today, dear Pisces. You might thoroughly enjoy coming up with plans and strategies for long-term happiness goals and dreams. However, a Venus-Neptune aspect today can introduce some cause for hesitation or pause. Try not to allow empathy to override your common sense. You may feel slightly out of sync with others, and the temptation might be to compensate by going out of your way to make them happy. Make it a goal to get in better touch with your own needs rather than trying to discern those of others today. Aim to resolve debts or outstanding issues now, even if this is just about taking one or two steps towards your goals.