Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, August 23
Wherever the Sun transits in your solar chart, dear Aries, you have take-charge energy and focus at your disposal for the areas of life ruled by that sector. Today and until September 22nd, the Sun spotlights your work, service, health, daily habits, and routines. Focus can be on improving your self-care habits, organization, and work commitments. You take more pride in–and are more equipped to take charge of–your health and wellness. You become more and more aware of the importance of schedules, routines, and organization in your life, and can be highly motivated to make improvements to these things. This is not the best time for recognition or worldly success, but it’s an excellent transit for self-development and laying the groundwork for future success. Take every opportunity to work on greater self-awareness, improvement of self-care and health programs, and dealing with detail work. Today, the need or desire to return to an old work matter or project is strong.
The Sun enters your creativity and romance sector today, dear Taurus, where it will transit until September 22nd. During this self-expressive period, you thrive on others’ feedback and good vibes, and you are more openly affectionate and playful. The need to express yourself creatively and uniquely is primary. A stronger urge is with you now to create, put talents to use, show others what you can do, experience and enjoy romance, and to enjoy life’s many pleasures. You are less cautious with your heart and more spontaneous in your actions. It’s a good cycle in which to launch a creative project or hobby, although it’s probably better to do so after Mars ends its retrograde in three days. Today is good for lively conversations, debates, or encouraging news.
The Sun moves to the lowermost place in your chart today, dear Gemini, and as it transits your home and family sector over the coming month, you’ll be most concerned with domestic and personal matters. The outside world will still need your attention, of course, but your strongest focus now is becoming more comfortable and secure in your personal life and with your feelings and inner world. This is one of the less visible transits of the year, when you tend to withdraw a little and surround yourself with all that is familiar, including methods, people, locations, and situations. It’s a strong time for building your relationships with those closest to you. Today, there can be some animation in your inner world, and you may very well revisit an old topic or strong memory that’s likely to deepen your mood and perspective.
The Sun moves into your communications sector today, dear Cancer, where it illuminates matters related to the mind, learning, and connecting for the coming month (until September 22nd). The upcoming month is likely to be a busy one in which you’re more engaged with others but not always focused. You’re taking more pride and interest in your personal environment, communications, and interactions with others, making it an excellent time to make improvements along these lines. Because demands on you, and your own interests, can be very diverse during this cycle, it can be challenging to work on any one project with exclusive focus. Even so, this cycle is more about discovery and branching out than specializing. Today, there can be stronger emotional energy surrounding close relationships, and the chance of revisiting old topics is high.
The Sun eases out of your sign today, dear Leo, entering Virgo and your solar second house. This transit that lasts until September 22nd presents an ideal time for streamlining your life in many ways. Life is settling down a bit, and you’re in the mood to get comfy, established, and secure. It’s a good time for taking charge of your finances and personal possessions, as you’re more proud of these things right now. Activities that get you closer to your center and most appropriate during this cycle are those that reconnect you to the “here and now,” with nature, and with simple pleasures in life. You should take advantage of this energy to focus on being more emotionally present in various areas of your life. A step-by-step, measured approach makes the most sense in the month ahead of you. Today, you can be hellbent on resolving a problem, and going over old ground may be the key.
You are at a yearly personal peak of sorts with the Sun now in your sign for the coming month, dear Virgo, and you could feel more in charge of your life than you usually do. You might play with a new look, style, or image, and you’re more inclined to take mindful action rather than merely react to what is going on around you. This begins a new “birthday year,” and when your birthday does occur, remind yourself that you have more power than usual to make resolutions and to make changes that truly improve your life. As more attention comes to you, you quite naturally want to get your act together. You are more readily attracting what you need into your life in the weeks ahead. Spend some extra time on personal plans and goodies to treat yourself without apology. Today, something can reignite old feelings for a project or even a person.
The solar cycle that begins today and lasts until September 22nd finds you getting in touch with your innermost needs, dear Libra. This month-long cycle prepares you for the following personal peak period and helps you to wind down, reflect, and tie up loose ends. It’s time to review the previous year and to decide what needs to go, and what improvements you’d like to make going forward. You quite naturally withdraw a little from more worldly endeavors, and you require more time for introspection, rest, and perhaps meditation. Take the time to renew your batteries, so to speak, as the Sun transits the most private, tucked away sector of your solar chart. Put the past in the past. Today, there can be vivid, motivating memories and the chance to return to an old problem with new energy.
Today the Sun enters your sector of connections, friendships, wishes, and hopes, dear Scorpio, and will continue to visit this house of your solar chart until September 22nd. It’s a friendly, idealistic cycle that stimulates your need to connect with people who share common ideals and aspirations. It also brings out your desire to seek happiness more powerfully. It’s a time when contributing to your community can be satisfying, and when putting ego needs to the side in favor of group efforts can be helpful. Free thinking, sharing, connecting, networking, and openness are themes. You shine the brightest during this cycle when you are teaming up with others working towards goals you believe in, when you share your expertise with others, and when you invest extra time into listening to others’ input. Today is strong for the generation of business ideas and seeing a personal project from a new perspective.
From today until September 22nd, the Sun is visiting your career and reputation sector, dear Sagittarius, and you have increased professional presence and influence. The Sun brings more power, focus, and conscious, directed energy wherever it transits, and it’s a take-charge time for professional and public efforts, as well as duties and responsibilities. You quite naturally take the lead, and the spotlight! You are in higher demand, and there can be more attention to your performance and accomplishments now. Pride can help your reputation, but too much of it, of course, can be damaging now. Today, the Moon aligns with retrograde Mars in your money sector, possibly setting up the discovery of an untapped resource. Looking back to old projects or ideas can be beneficial now.
The Sun begins its yearly, month-long transit of your adventure sector today, dear Capricorn, encouraging you to reach beyond your usual limits, boundaries, and routines to experience and learn new things. The routine or mundane elements of your life seem black-and-white as you seek out more colorful life experiences. You are more adventurous, curious, and spontaneous from now until September 22nd. You might do more studying, learning, and venturing out and about. Your moral convictions can be in focus and stronger now, and you are more inclined to philosophize and share your opinions and ideas with others. The best part of this transit may very well be that energy is typically higher and stress levels lower than usual. The Moon aligns with retrograde Mars in your sign today, stimulating the discovery of buried feelings about a matter. As the day advances, though, emotions tend to settle down as the Moon exits Capricorn and enters your resources sector.
The Sun moves into your solar eighth house today, dear Aquarius, where it will transit until September 22nd. This is not the time to suppress or avoid feelings, although you may choose to do so with others. It’s a time for self-honesty. Your creative potential to make changes is strong during this cycle. Sticky or messy situations can be dealt with quite successfully now. The Sun in this area of your solar chart shines the light on sharing in intimate and financial ways, prompting you to recognize your debts to or dependencies on others. You can gain a real feeling of self-empowerment during this cycle as you take charge of areas that have fallen out of balance. You are more interested in what’s going on behind the scenes and below the surface than the more superficial interactions in your life, and while investigating, playing detective, and analyzing are all favored now, taken too far, they could lead to unnecessary suspicion and a negative headspace. Sidestep your way around power games in order to focus instead on getting closer to someone important in your life, to yourself, or even to a special project. Today’s energies are intense for personal discovery in the first half of the day when strong memories or intense thoughts can figure strongly. The Moon then moves into your sign, pushing you out of your shell.
The Sun enters your relationship sector today, dear Pisces, where it will transit until the 22nd of September. Improving and enhancing your close relationships can figure strongly during this period. Someone new in your life or a current partner may be taking charge right now, leading, and in the spotlight. This is a time for competing fairly, seeking out companionship, wanting to be around someone special, committing, taking your share of responsibility in a partnership, compromising, and cooperating. You take more pride in how you get along with others, and how well you find harmony and balance in your personal environment at this time. Today, a former friend or simply a strong memory of a past situation can figure strongly. Your feelings about a friendship matter can be more intense than usual. Later today, you’re inclined to want to pull back, withdraw, and rest.