Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 28th
While you could experience delays or changes of plans today, your good mood lifts you above fretting over these things, dear Aries. Share your good cheer with others, as many people will need a little pick-me-up right now. View social blunders for what they are – mistakes – and be the one who focuses on the positive today. Later today, however, if you don’t find a productive channel for your excess energy, you might be snappy or irritable. You might feel like the ball is not in your court just now. It is sometimes more important to be respected than to be liked, and this can be one of those times.
You may feel compelled to connect harmoniously with a significant other today, dear Taurus, but there can be some misunderstandings, particularly with a family member. Avoid anything that promises a power or control game. There is no winning right now! Something may be holding you back, such as a gut feeling or a fear, from throwing yourself into a romance or from expressing your feelings right now. Decisions are best left for another day. While it’s important to listen to what your intuition is telling you, a distinction should be made between fear and instinct, and sometimes it’s difficult to do so. Be careful that the words you choose to use to express yourself don’t come across as critical. While some days support spontaneity, this is a better day to be on your best behavior.
You can be productive on a home or family matter/project today, dear Gemini, although in many areas of life you may be easily distracted. Dealing with others who are unsure of themselves can be frustrating today. Avoid trying to push for an answer or a decision, as it can be difficult to come by right now. As well, try not to take what appears to be criticism to heart. Consider that your own insecurities may prompt you to read what’s said in a negative way. Mental laziness is likely right now, so do what you can to treat yourself to down time or frivolous, mind-clearing activities. The Moon is in your solar ninth, and this position supports you by pulling your emotions above the ordinary and giving you a sense for the bigger picture. Minor missteps aside, this can be a time of dreaming up exciting ideas for the future.
Your creative juices are flowing, dear Cancer, and you might be particularly flattering and attractive in your communications now. Even so, you may be in no mood to feel pressured or pushed into believing something you don’t yet understand. You are tempted to walk away from a problem or disappear temporarily until the vibes are easier. You’re vying for mutual trust now. Watch for a mind that is working overtime today, which can lead to an alarming lack of clarity. Overtime does not mean efficiency and in fact subtracts from it. Watch that you don’t muddle your conversations, make an offhand remark that could be damaging, or rush too quickly through important tasks. Nervous tension is much like a sugar high – while you can get a lot done, you can all too quickly burn out.
Life can be a little tricky today, dear Leo, as few people seem to be focused on the task at hand. You are not in the mood for playing up to superiors, and it may be better just to avoid them if you can. Power games with others will lead nowhere right now, but a serious talk may be necessary in the next few days. There can be a critical tone to conversations today that may seem offensive, but that is unlikely to be intentional. Rise above it as much as possible. This is not the most decisive of days for you, nor is it one for truly pushing your plans ahead. The agendas of others seem to take precedence now. However, today’s tension or changes of plans may very well push you into directions that you may never have considered, but that hold promise.
Focus on the little things that need to be managed today, dear Virgo. Your mind is tuned in to flaws and imperfections now, but there is no need to fret over them if you also look for fixes and solutions. The pace quickens today and your ability to multi-task increases. Your interactions can take on an intensity you normally wouldn’t expect from casual encounters. You or another person may reveal something very personal and private, or bring up deep topics that are typically avoided. Be careful, though, about stirring up controversy. Watch for a tendency to take things too personally, and also watch that your own words don’t come off as criticisms.
Vague concerns and worries, even if you try to bury them, have a way of hanging in your aura today, dear Libra. Conversations and interactions can be slightly tricky, but manageable overall. You and others are sensitive, ready to pull away or resist if cornered in any way. You may be “on the fence” today, with worries and doubts interfering with your ability to make a solid decision. Try to shake it off so that it won’t ruin what could otherwise be a light-hearted, pleasing day. Enjoy the company of friends in order to get your mind off your troubles. Unwind as much as possible, as today you can too easily feel stressed.
This can be a good day for work and problem solving that doesn’t require high levels of emotions, dear Scorpio, but on social and emotional levels, you could be struggling with indecisiveness. A sense that you are not valued for the work you do is temporary and has more to do with your sensitivity than reality. Compulsive thinking now can cause confusion and an overly serious frame of mind. Vague worries likely stem from having too much on your plate, so you should aim to pare down your life accordingly so that you don’t feel overwhelmed. Do what you can, and “can” what you can’t. A partner may seem critical without intending to be, but if everyone cuts one another some slack, misunderstandings should be reversed quickly.
You could be feeling pressured into saying something on a matter that you’d prefer to keep to yourself, dear Sagittarius, but it’s definitely not the best time to divulge sensitive information. Watch yourself for negative thinking, and/or the tendency for your conversations to be skewed towards complaints, criticism, and the like today. You are a positive person by nature, but today, without even intending to, you can come across as negative. Friendships may be a little strained right now, possibly because you are craving a deeper connection than you are letting on. Otherwise, changes of plans today can stimulate new approaches which ultimately lead you in a good direction. Keeping busy is easy now.
This can be a good day for exploring your rebellious side, dear Capricorn, but may not be as wonderful if you’re expecting things to go as scheduled. You could be feeling on edge, and you might be harboring some feelings of resentment towards people close to you, which can certainly be the source of your restlessness. Oversensitivity now can lead you on the wrong path, and you would be wise to keep in mind that your perceptions of people and circumstances are temporarily fuzzy, clouded by your own fears and insecurities. Emotional matters can intrude upon logical thinking, and over-analyzing feelings can also enter the picture. Generally speaking, there is some lack of clarity when it comes to facts and details, but more so with relationships and affections.
Emotional energy runs very high with the Moon in your sign all day, dear Aquarius. This makes you more vibrant and noticeable. However, conversations with a partner or friend early today can be on the delicate side, so do your best to keep an objective yet sympathetic frame of mind. It’s a fine day, however, for making observations about others and for learning about what make others tick. However, you may want to keep some of these to yourself, as there can be a tendency for take things the wrong way. Try not to put too much weight into what others say in absolute terms, and try instead to assume that their intentions are good. You are unlikely to be in the mood for work, finding that your mind very easily wanders. Try to take a nice break from the routine, if possible, to entertain yourself and stretch your imagination.
With the Moon in the sign just before yours all day, dear Pisces, it’s a time for natural withdrawal on some level – a time to reflect upon, and digest, recent events. However, there may be some frustrations with a friend that can be difficult to quantify or resolve. It may be better to wait things out. Both personally and professionally, do your part to avoid misunderstandings, because it’s really all you can do. The Moon’s position in your privacy sector stimulates your need for extra time to yourself, rest, and reflection. Honor these needs as much as possible. Some meditation can certainly help right now!