WOTC Extra(a) – Your Self-Image As A Witch

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Your Self-Image As A Witch

 

Ironically, your self-image probably isn’t something you created yourself. It’s a patchwork affair made up of bits and pieces you’ve collected from lots of other people: family members, teachers, religious leaders, friends, your culture, and the media. Like donning clothing that’s in style, rather than in your style, the self-image you wear might be uncomfortable or inappropriate. Maybe you even fashioned your self-image without questioning whether or not the “garment” was right for you.

Tailoring your self-image according to someone else’s ideas usually results in unhappiness or frustration. If you see yourself in this picture, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at the person you think you are, the person you’d like to be, and where the ideas you hold about yourself originated.

From what you know about magick, your thoughts about yourself and what you deserve will produce conditions that fit with your ideas. Your life is your mirror. What you see is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. If you aren’t happy with your situation, you can change it by changing your perceptions of yourself.

Remember, nobody else gets to decide whether you’re worthy. Only you do. Nor can anyone else limit your personal power without your consent — and that’s pretty sweet.

 

 

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Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, September 18

It feels as if love is hard to find today, but we might be pleasantly surprised if we take the time to look beyond surface appearances. We may show our displeasure by withdrawing emotionally as the somber Venus-Saturn conjunction resonates through our lives. It’s not easy to blend the affectionate warmth of Venus with the calculated coldness of Saturn. However, the compassionate Pisces Moon offers a spiritual response to more practical questions.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Withholding support from someone isn’t a good idea today even if you’re trying to send a message of disapproval. Or maybe you want to separate yourself from a project that has gone astray. In either case, your actions aren’t helpful if your responses are based on fear of the unknown. It’s more useful to honestly talk about the cause of your concerns without blaming anyone else. But don’t expect the tension to dissipate right away. Stay on your current path by working with others until you gain more clarity after tomorrow’s Full Moon.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You might feel a little left out of the fun as if there’s an emotional chill in the air now that your key planet Venus is restrained by the dominance of karmic Saturn. Although you may fight against the resistance at first, letting go of control is the smartest way today to quickly turn an uncomfortable situation into a very sweet one. Give up a little independence voluntarily; it’s a small price to pay in the big scheme of things and can improve your chances of receiving the love that you desire.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You may be offered a tough choice today, especially if you aren’t one to make a commitment easily. You could be very convincing as you explain your desire for intimacy, but you’ll likely retreat if someone gets too near to your heart. However, mustering up enough courage to overcome your fears is the key to happiness. Luckily, you don’t have to repeat the same old patterns just because you are scared of getting hurt. Take a leap of faith and trust the process.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

It appears that you could get the support you need from a close friend or a family member if you ask for it, so you don’t really have a logical reason to keep quiet now. Even if you can’t easily imagine that someone will actually be there for you, taking a calculated risk should turn out fine. Instead of seeing your current situation as requiring an all-or-nothing approach, try to establish enough common ground for the basis of a solid partnership. Let others nurture you the way you would nurture them.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

It may be awkward to engage in a casual conversation now because your feelings might be exposed and you’re afraid that you won’t get what you want. Your unspoken fears could actually turn into a self-fulfilling prophesy today, especially if you withdraw from social interaction. Fortunately, you have the power to overcome the negativity of your own self-limiting thoughts. You can turn things around by changing your attitude and opening your heart.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It’s time to make a crucial decision about how best to spend or save your money. But this goes much deeper than being a simple cash flow problem because the underlying issue is more likely about your self-esteem. When you realize all the skills that you have to offer, your earning power could grow quickly, so don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you’re worth any less than you actually are.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You are not inclined to waste your energy while sharing your feelings today. You are very practical when it comes to allocating your time now that your key planet Venus runs into austere Saturn in your 2nd House of Resources. You may be very rational about cutting back on frivolous pleasures to assure that you will have what you need on a rainy day. Although caution makes sense, remember that there is an unlimited supply of love, so you can always splurge where it matters most.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You don’t need to suffer in silence today if you’re willing to face an old fear with a new attitude. Your current isolation is probably more voluntary than you care to admit now that the sobering Venus-Saturn conjunction occurs in your sign. The current situation has very little to do with what happened to you in the past. It’s your choice; you can respond emotionally based on old worn-out habits or you can live fully in the present. Ultimately, being realistic is a much more empowering strategy than being pessimistic.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Don’t be so quick to assume that your friends are putting you down today when your warped perceptions may be contributing to the dynamics. You might be so sensitive now that you’re imagining trouble, even where there isn’t any. However, it may be too late to avoid the discomfort if negativity has already been generated by your feelings of uncertainty. Instead of projecting previous failures onto others, talk about your concerns without pointing fingers at anyone else. Honest dialogue clears the air by getting everything out into the open.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It may be disheartening if you don’t receive the professional respect you deserve now as vulnerable Venus bumps up against your key planet Saturn. You’ve done the hard work, yet unfortunately, your ego can get in the way by tricking you to think that you should be more highly appreciated than you are. Don’t waste your time dreaming about recognition and fame. The real reward is the deep satisfaction that comes from knowing you’ve done your very best.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Unfortunately, there’s no room on your schedule to surrender to your desires now. Instead, you must maintain an emotionally cool and competent presence at work while sweet Venus runs into austere Saturn in your 10th House of Profession. Don’t waste energy complaining about what you’re missing; instead, get busy working on your long-term goals. Seeking personal satisfaction has to wait; being patient today is your best strategy to realizing your dreams tomorrow.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Too much resistance from a partner doesn’t give you an excuse to go off brooding today. Don’t isolate yourself from someone you love deeply just because you think that everything isn’t perfect between you. It’s tempting to hide your head in the sand like an ostrich, but this avoidance technique is certainly not a sensible long-term solution. Facing the shortcomings of a relationship might actually put you back in touch with your heart, which in turn, could lead to an emotional healing.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Wednesday, Sept. 11th

Maintaining a steady rhythm is a challenge today because we are in the midst of an energetic shift. We don’t feel so carefree now, even though the Moon enters cavalier Sagittarius at 2:35 am EDT. We can act out our aggression and then compensate by retreating just a few moments later because assertive Mars anxiously aligns with uncompromising Pluto. The heat is cranked up another notch as pleasure-seeking Venus tangos into passionate Scorpio.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You’re eager to apply what you recently learned to a complex situation at work, but you might not realize the consequences of your current actions. There are dynamic changes on your horizon now that sweet Venus has taken up residence in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. It’s time to ask yourself what you want from others while you can still see the potential of what’s ahead. Keep in mind that everything feels very intense today, so move forward slowly with kindness and compassion.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Collaborating with others continues to be your main focus when your key planet Venus enters your 7th House of Partners today. Thankfully, now you can see beyond the doubts that have previously limited your actions. But instead of wondering how you will complete everything on your plate, think about what motivates the people in your life. Ask questions and actively listen to what is said because you could learn something valuable about yourself as you discover more about someone else’s experiences.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Strangely enough, you may not be able to tell if your life is growing simpler or more complex. Your goal was to create a schedule that allows you enough time for yourself, but now everything seems to be changing again. Go ahead and grab an opportunity to play while you still can, for your work might not afford you so much free time during the next few weeks. If it appears like others are having more fun than you, don’t complain; temporarily set aside your current concerns and join the party.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You want to be enthusiastic about your job today, although you may have to work on recapturing your earlier vision. You might start your day feeling resentful toward someone who won’t cooperate with you. But there’s no reason to hold onto negative feelings. As others grow more supportive in return, make a choice to graciously accept what they offer while still pushing your agenda forward.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Resolving an interpersonal conflict in the morning gives you the maximum amount of time to make the most of the rest of your day. Someone at work might bring you an opportunity that looks promising, but you would be wise to do your due diligence before just saying yes. Ultimately, your new direction may turn out great, but you could easily mislead yourself if you don’t check out the facts thoroughly. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your current sense of nostalgia might lure you back into your past, but, paradoxically, this sentimentality can put you in touch with someone who shares your search for meaning. Fortunately, your memories also activate feelings in the present moment. However, don’t fall into the trap of believing that a current situation is the same as a past one. Ultimately, your future success comes from looking forward, not backward.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Today may seem busier than recent days, partly because you are enthusiastic about getting a lot done. The cheery Sagittarius Moon wires your 3rd House of Immediate Environment, but you could end up spinning your wheels throughout the day and still not have anything tangible to show for your efforts. Avoid the temptation to scatter your energy. Slowing down and checking one thing off your list at a time leads to higher productivity and more satisfying results.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’re on the threshold of an exciting opportunity and may be entranced by sweet Venus’ entry into your powerful sign, provoking both desire and fear. You’re aware of the changes in the air and understand that you can’t rely on your old ways of doing things. It’s time to let unfulfilled dreams fade away so you can create new ones that are more relevant and realistic. Ultimately, you’ll feel better once you step away from the past and move into the future.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may have recently experienced a challenging emotional situation when you had to relinquish control for a while. Now, with the evocative Moon back in your sign, you are reawakening to your own desires. You’re motivated to go out and get whatever you want. However, your enthusiasm could be too much if you ride roughshod over someone’s feelings. Remember to balance your goals with the needs of others. You are not alone; your happiness is intertwined with the well-being of the people you love.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

If you are reconsidering your long-term trajectory, it may be time to think about setting new goals and aiming your life in an entirely different direction. Whether or not you actually make any changes now, put away your fantasies and consider only what’s real. However, this is not about giving up on your dreams; it’s more about putting them in proper perspective. Letting go of old expectations frees you to create a more relevant strategy. Once you have a plan in place, you might be pleasantly surprised with the speed of change.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

It may feel like a split-personality day, yet holding both perspectives can test your metal. You have a lot to gain by stepping into your power and entertaining visions of the future now that the expansive Sagittarius Moon is visiting your 11th House of Future Dreams. However, you must also be practical when considering what to do because valuable Venus enters your career-minded 10th House today. Personal satisfaction comes from balancing possibilities with practicalities.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Wake up and snap out of your dreams, especially if you’ve been lost in fantasies about exotic adventures and far-off lands. There’s nothing wrong with letting your thoughts wander, but the Moon’s shift into your 10th House of Public Responsibility reflects the work you have to do now. You can’t afford the luxury of drifting in the impractical realms of your imagination today. However, don’t lose touch with your hopes; just express them in the real world, for this is where your vision must ultimately manifest.

Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 30

We can trust our instincts today because the Moon shifts into hypersensitive Cancer at 7:32 am EDT, enabling us to feel ripples in the field before they reach our threshold of perception. We are aware that the universe is mysterious while the Moon forms free-flowing trines with psychic Neptune and karmic Saturn. However, we still may overreact now, even if we don’t reveal our true feelings as communicator Mercury sextiles excessive Jupiter.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may try to emotionally withdraw today, but your friends or co-workers won’t let you retreat without good reason. They might seem overly aggressive today, which is an interesting turn since you are often the assertive one. Instead of retreating all the way, find a comfortable halfway point where you still can interact with others so everyone feels satisfied.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Refusing to adapt to someone else’s schedule today may be your way of exerting control over an inequality that’s actually outside your sphere of influence. Others might think you are being childish, yet you are very serious about leaving yourself a little room now to exercise your flexibility. Normally, it’s your desire for stability that people honor, but now it currently works the other way around. Being adaptable allows you to have the most fun.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

If you’re unsure about your feelings today, you might attempt to overcompensate in order to prevent others from sensing your doubts. You may state your case clearly and then defend it eloquently, convincing everyone that you are passionate about your cause. Meanwhile, your angst could become a problem if your ambivalence remains stronger than your need to choose. Assume the best possible outcome and then take appropriate action; the power of positive thinking can’t be overemphasized.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You don’t have to say a word for others to understand how you are feeling today. It’s as if you’re wearing your heart on your sleeve now that the moody Cancer Moon is moving through your 1st House of Personality. Nevertheless, you’re likely to talk up a storm once you overcome your inertia and initiate a conversation about a controversial subject. Luckily, you may receive more support than you expect if you’re willing to take a risk and share what’s on your mind.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You can accumulate power today by keeping your deepest needs to yourself. The reflective Moon shifts into your 12th House of Secrets early this morning to remind you of the momentum you can build by not telling anyone about your deepest needs. But even your temporary fear of rejection may not be enough to keep you completely isolated. Consider all the valid reasons to hide your agenda. Then stretch beyond your comfort level and lay your cards on the table for all to see. Revealing your vulnerabilities is hard work that will be rewarded sooner than you think.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Your tendency to approach your friends and colleagues with unnecessary caution now is supported by your methodical assessment. Fortunately, your precise perceptions and incisive logic sharpen your intuitive instincts, building your confidence level high enough, prompting you to explain your thought process to others. Don’t be afraid to share your gifts — especially now when your message is so vital.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You need to balance your ambitious nature with a softer and more sensitive side of your personality today. On one hand, you’re enthusiastic to get ahead now that the Moon shifts into your 10th House of Public Status. On the other hand, your commitment to your family may be even more important than your desire for success. Don’t waste time wondering which way to go. Fortunately, your inner voice offers the best advice if you just take time to tune into your imagination and listen.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You might not be telling anyone about your new plans for the next stage of your life. Maybe it’s because you aren’t ready for any realistic feedback; however, a fresh perspective can help you fine-tune your ideas. But you aren’t so interested in the little details since the wistful Cancer Moon in your 9th House of Big Ideas encourages you to dream about your connection to the universe. Thankfully, you don’t have to take an all-or-nothing position. Sharing a few thoughts is a good start and can get the ball rolling in the right direction.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You don’t have as much time as you think now, so it’s unwise to promise the sky unless you’re sure you can deliver the goods. Mischievous Mercury supports auspicious Jupiter in your 8th House of Shared Resources, enabling you to profit from a joint enterprise if you are realistic in your assessment. Unfortunately, you could be quick to gloss over an important detail if it stands in your way. Exhibiting confidence is healthy, but only if your optimism is supported by the facts.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You have your own agenda today and may grow irritable if people make emotional demands on your time. Naturally, you’re eager to help a friend, but it may be difficult to let go of your attachment to your previous schedule. Forget about your own agenda for a while and take your cues from others now. Changing your attitude by temporarily shifting your attention away from your personal goals is easier once you realize that it’s also for your own good.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may be a bit anxious today because the moody Cancer Moon highlights your discomfort with your emotions. Fortunately, your feelings can be a source of strength if you don’t attempt to avoid or deny them. Instead of closing down your sensitive perceptions, consciously widen your perspective by concentrating on your long-term goals. Opening your heart deepens your connection with the entire universe.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You can be quite playful now that the Moon is dancing through your 5th House of Fun and Games. However, you still must exercise a bit of discipline because others can make an activity seem so good that you’re tempted to drop everything and head off to follow them. Don’t wait for your boss to get on your case about something you didn’t complete. Finishing your work before you escape will only sweeten your search for pleasure.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Monday, August 26th

We long for peace and quiet today, but the simplistic Taurus Moon isn’t enough to alleviate the cosmic tension that is agitating our lives. Romantic Venus in pleasure-seeking Libra opposes uncontainable Uranus in spontaneous Aries, encouraging reckless behavior that can upset the status quo. However, we still may be confused about what to do or say because the willful Sun and chatty Mercury are engaged in a tug-of-war with surrealistic Neptune.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Although you have responsibilities to fulfill today, it’s difficult to resist creating a bit of mischief, instead. You want to take a risk and break out of your normal routine, even if you realize self-indulgence isn’t the smartest course of action now. You may attempt to justify your behavior, yet your current judgment might not be very clear. Ask a trusted friend for a different perspective before doing something you will later regret. Following your whims is fine as long as no harm comes to others.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You feel as if you’re wired for pleasure today since your ruling planet Venus opposes electric Uranus. Nevertheless, your intense desires might create an emotional short circuit if you think that satisfaction is out of reach. Your fantasies may be quite unrealistic, but it really doesn’t matter if you believe in your daydreams or not. You don’t need to follow through with every wish. What’s important now is to give yourself permission to imagine what would bring you happiness if anything was possible.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You may hope to float through the day on a cloud of romantic illusions, but an unexpected event can shock you out of your reverie. Even if you quickly adapt to a change of plans, you still might overlook the significance of what is happening. Although you could be surprised by what you learn, it’s still wise to contemplate what the cosmos is attempting to tell you. Taking time to interpret your dreams reveals secrets you could otherwise miss.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Someone’s reaction to your request at work today might not be what you expect; however, you can take nearly anything in stride with the right attitude. At first, you may be anxious because you don’t want to confront the unknown, but you’re relieved to learn the truth now, even if it catches you off guard. Don’t let your subconscious motivations mislead you into pushing the information away; integrate the new data and alter your plans as needed before moving on.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You are super excited about someone or something new in your life now, but you’re afraid that your current enthusiasm won’t last. You may be overly cautious about letting completely go and enjoying yourself because you believe that your sense of freedom will quickly be restrained by limiting circumstances. Change is inevitable, but worrying about the future doesn’t have to interfere with today’s pleasures. Enjoy the present moment while it lasts.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You might be surprised by someone’s selfish behavior today and you could even be offended by people’s lack of compassion. Rational analysis won’t help you to understand their actions because logic is not the motivating factor now. Unexplainable changes are to be expected if tension is stressing a relationship. But don’t over-analyze anyone’s motives; simply respond with kindness and honesty. The storm will pass quickly if you keep your heart open and remain flexible in your thinking.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Previously hidden desires may float to the surface today. Your key planet Venus is visiting your 1st House of Self and her opposition to unorthodox Uranus in your 7th House of Relationships can uncover something about your partner that you didn’t previously know. But rather than waiting for anyone to surprise you with an unexpected revelation, take the initiative and be an agent of change, yourself. Embrace the shift proactively instead of resisting it.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You would like to let go of old expectations once and for all and express your current feelings spontaneously today as creative Venus opposes progressive Uranus in your 5th House of Romance. Unfortunately, you might not know exactly what you want. Your emotions are slippery now, making it difficult to choose any one course of action. Nevertheless, you have an amazing opportunity to learn something important about love if you’re willing to relinquish control and go with the flow.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You wish a friend or partner would make a straightforward decision today, but the clarity you seek may continue to be elusive. Instead of receiving a yes or no answer now, you’re required to live with someone’s uncertainty. However, it’s likely that other people’s ambivalence might simply be a reflection of your own, even if you believe that you already made your choice. Don’t push for resolution since it will take time for all the facts to fully emerge. A little patience gives inspiration a chance to strike.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You want to gather as much useful information as you can today, since you might mistakenly believe that the solution to your current dilemma is in having all the facts. Unfortunately, you may be in a hurry now, allowing you to make a wrong assumption and jump to an incorrect conclusion that’s based on your desires. Acknowledge what you want, but be smart and postpone any major decision until your energy settles down. Your path should begin to clear in just a few days, bringing success within your reach.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

Your craving for connection pushes you one way today, while your need for independence pulls you another. You may long for more intimacy in your everyday life, yet still keep others at an arm’s length if you’re afraid of losing your autonomy. Thankfully, a sudden breakthrough in your awareness can zap your heart open and instantaneously intensify the dynamics of a relationship. If lightning strikes, set aside practicalities and be flexible enough to fully engage the magic of the moment.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your perspective on a close relationship could be challenged today, making you weary of the familiar tensions you feel. You don’t want to argue with your partner over another misunderstanding; nor do you want to waste energy justifying your desires. Your needs are simple now; you just want your heartfelt disclosure to be heard and acknowledged. Avoid ultimatums; just share what you need in a gentle manner and then be patient. The dynamics are shifting quickly and you just may receive what you want.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, Aug. 23

We’re eager to jump into the next thing once the Moon moves into impulsive Aries at 3:12 am EDT. However, we may think twice before doing anything since the willful Sun and intellectual Mercury are currently shifting into practical Virgo. Our instinct is to say yes, but we’re smart enough to finish our analysis before taking actions that we might regret. It’s highly likely that circumstances will become more complicated before they are resolved.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You might be too nervous to feel the emotions behind your own words today, even though the Moon’s return to Aries usually put you more in touch with your moods. Your current uneasiness arises from your inability to express yourself as clearly as you wish. Every time you say something, it seems that you are misunderstood. Don’t struggle to explain your motives now; wait a few days and try again. In the meantime, let your actions tell your story for the most positive impact.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Knowing that you may be reading the signals wrong today tempts you to fill in the missing information with what you think to be true. Unfortunately, your uncertainty can raise fear, prompting you to doubt yourself even more. Instead of trying to categorize everything as either black or white, remember how much of your world is actually various shades of gray. Allowing for many possible interpretations increases your chances of finding happiness.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

You might be more interested in your connections with coworkers and acquaintances today than you are in accomplishing much on your own. It isn’t that you are lazy; it’s just that you prefer to put your energy toward enjoying your interactions with others and creating new relationships instead of doing what’s expected of you. Although you may have a lot of fun with your friends now, don’t forget to round out your day by leaving some time for quiet self-reflection, too.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Dreaming up new ways to approach your work can help you alleviate any boredom that has crept into your life. Although you could distract yourself for a while, following your curiosity doesn’t necessarily resolve your basic questions about life. Today, however, it’s more important to meet your obligations as they arise. Thankfully, you will have ample opportunity throughout the year to explore new territory and redefine your long-term goals.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

A relentless string of responsibilities continues to remind you of the seriousness of life, and you can already tell that there’s significant change in the air. It may take a while for the current transformation to occur, so don’t panic if you feel like there is still too much work to do now and not enough time. Focus all your attention on tying up loose ends today. Clearing the energy allows you to take advantage of the upcoming opportunities.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Although you may try to maintain clarity in communication, you might as well acknowledge that the muse has come to visit you today. Even if you don’t normally write poetry, your thoughts are more in sync with your imagination now than they are with reality. However, blurting things out creates problems because your symbol-rich language paints pictures instead of telling stories. Don’t force your communications into overly formal presentations. Just describe what you see in your mind’s eye and let the magic unfold.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Today’s assertive Aries Moon encourages you to express your desires, instead of trying to accommodate the needs of another person. Of course, a successful relationship benefits from your willingness to balance your partner’s energies with your own. Naturally, you err by leaning toward what others want. Now it’s time to go out on a limb and share your thoughts with someone you trust. Nevertheless, it’s wise to remain detached from the outcome as much as possible. Honest communication is the key to satisfaction.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Although you want to plow ahead with an ambitious plan, you may have to stop to make an adjustment or two so you can get others to help you along the way. Even if you’re tempted to undertake the project by yourself, you can accomplish much more by working as part of a team. Your current dependency is not a weakness; it’s only temporary, so make the most of the support you receive while it’s available. The energy of the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

It seems as if your life is all about your career now, but surface appearances only tell part of the story. You’re yearning for some good old-fashioned fun while the Moon is hanging out in your 5th House of Spontaneity. Luckily, you’re able to have a fine time, but there could be a high price to pay unless you meet your obligations first. Although it may be hard to restrain your adventurous nature, wait a few more days before unilaterally freeing yourself from the shackles of responsibility. Work hard; play harder later.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You probably have a great deal of social responsibilities this weekend, and a supportive anchor on the home front can give you the ability to deepen your roots without necessarily feeling trapped by them. Creating a fertile ground in your personal life adds to your emotional security. This, in turn, affords you the stability you need to accomplish great things at work or out in the community

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

The more you try to get things under control today, the crazier they become, turning this day inside out. You might be running around in circles trying to keep up, but paradoxically, your anxiety diminishes once you loosen your grip on the reins. You won’t be able to complete everything you start in a timely fashion, yet your need to do so may be less urgent than it seems. Maintaining your sense of humor allows you to adapt to the changing circumstances with admirable grace.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Your emotions may be directly linked to your material possessions today. If you are doubting your own abilities, you could be tempted to engage in retail therapy to make yourself feel better. Unfortunately, this self-indulgence is not a viable solution; it’s merely a distraction from the real issues. Instead of spending any money, search for the underlying cause of your dissatisfaction. Once you get to the bottom of your angst, you can do something positive about it.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Friday, August 16th

Our hopes are high today, but reality won’t let us get away with excessive fantasy. The upbeat Sagittarius Moon harmonizes with the proud Leo Sun, raising our expectations while romantic Venus shifts into relationship-oriented Libra, emphasizing our desires. But powerful solar aspects to strict Saturn and relentless Pluto can prompt power struggles. The erratic energy begins to settle down once the Moon enters steady Capricorn at 11:25 pm EDT.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You feel as if you can make progress on projects that are stalled now, but there’s still a complicated cocktail of cosmic disturbance to manage. You might not be able to actually put your plans into action yet, but you’re in a forward-thinking mode, nonetheless. Watch the signs carefully today; paying attention to your relationship dynamics ultimately helps you get to where you want to go.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

It may seem out of character if you overreact, but everything feels extremely important today. You want to be sure that you aren’t missing anything that could negatively impact your progress. But it’s possible to overcompensate in your attempt to achieve perfection. If you find your emotions growing intense, taking a few steps back enables you to maintain a healthy perspective on your life.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Relationships are emphasized now, but the energy between you and others probably won’t be all that warm and fuzzy today. The connections can, however, be exciting and even adventurous, but the emotional aspects of your interactions might be temporarily relegated to the back burner. What’s more important now are the activities that you undertake together. Being a good companion allows you to have your fair share of fun at work or at play.

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

You might bring a rather unrealistic idea into your workplace today and your solutions could be more grandiose than the problems they seek to remedy. The good news is that, although you may be stressing over finding the right amount of passion to bring to the job, you still have a solid chance to strike the balance you need. Don’t give up; small steps in the right direction are better than none at all.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You’re feeling as if you’re on the top of the world today and it seems as if accomplishing anything should be as easy as just visualizing it and making a wish. Unfortunately, all your problems are not magically solved by simply thinking about them. Nevertheless, you can make progress on many fronts as long as you take a creative approach and apply your energy in a balanced manner.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It’s nearly impossible for you to gauge how much is enough today. You are pretty sure that your best strategy is to narrow your focus of vision, yet a loud inner voice tells you to widen your scope to get the largest possible view. It’s as if you are experiencing reality simultaneously through two different camera lenses. Instead of attempting to favor one perspective over the other, keep your options open for a while longer.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You may stress about what to say and what to keep secret now. Although your fantasies are more vivid than usual, it’s been easier to keep them to yourself. However, your key planet Venus makes her yearly return to your sign today, encouraging you to relax and share more of your inner world with those you trust. There are still some things that should be left unsaid, but don’t waste too much energy worrying about it. If it feels right, smile and say what’s in your heart.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Unfortunately, others might not understand the depth of your feelings now, so it’s better to keep them private. You may be cleansing the wounds of an emotional battle scar, whether it is quite recent or from your childhood. Thankfully, establishing boundaries and creating safe space gives you the room you need to honor your process. Heal quietly on your own or in the company of a trusted friend.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

Your words pack more of an emotional punch now that the evocative Moon is back in your sign. But you might also notice that your feelings are in a state of flux. It’s as if your heart is attached to a kite, getting tossed around by the changing breezes. Controlling the sky is out of the question; you cannot harness the wind. Thankfully, going with the flow allows you to gain power and take charge when the turbulence settles down.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Although you’re unlikely to show all your cards today, you’re more motivated than anyone realizes. It’s not that you are specifically attempting to be secretive; it’s just that you know more than others think you do. Your knowledge is your secret weapon and you’ll be better off if you hold onto this advantage for a little while longer. The future will arrive sooner than you think.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

The call of far-away places and great adventures beckons, but you may need more time to make your great escape happen. On one hand, this is a magical and dreamy phase when you can put your creative nature to good use. On the other hand, you need to monitor your daydreams or they could lure you down the wrong track. Ultimately, acknowledging your long-term desires is healthy as long as you remember to also be appreciative of your current set of circumstances.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You’re expected to do something at work that draws your energy away from what you prefer to be doing for yourself. Although it might be frustrating if you cannot find the time to attend to your personal needs, don’t panic. It’s all a matter of perspective. A change of attitude is all that’s required to make your present moment more enjoyable. Instead of putting your energy into unrealized dreams, find the magic in the here and now.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Thursday, July 25th

Self-confidence is wonderful, but too much of a good thing can be problematic now as the imaginative Pisces Moon harmonizes with excessive Jupiter, assertive Mars and talkative Mercury. Once again, the magic dance between make-it-real Saturn and make-it-up Neptune inspires us to realize our dreams. However, communication is vital to reach our goals. Even if we’re feeling optimistic about the future, our behavior is likely to be more conservative.

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You’re riding on a high horse today and you might not be willing to heed the advice of anyone else. Unfortunately, you could be your own worst enemy if you also forget to listen to your heart. If you are absolutely certain about your recent choices, it may be difficult to even consider someone’s negative feelings simmering beneath the surface now. Slow down just enough to hear your inner voice since it’s healthier to integrate emotions as they arise. Once you’re in sync with yourself it’s easier to be more mindful of others.

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

You have something important to get off your chest today. Fortunately, a little compassion will go a long way when it comes to sharing your thoughts. It’s not that you are being particularly insensitive, but your feelings are inflated and you may be so emphatic in your expression that others can’t understand what you are trying to say. Step back and take a few breaths before flying off the handle. The good news is that speaking your truth will work out for the best if you remember that everyone is ultimately on the same team.

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

Pay close attention to your pocketbook, for your inclination now is toward extravagance. The problem is that you may feel so confident that everything appears to be coming up roses. But be careful … you can tend toward overspending what you have or over-committing what you do not have. If you remember to respect your limits and apply your enthusiasm to the details, you will end up in a much better financial position. A penny saved is a penny earned.

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

Other people may encourage you today while still secretly plotting against you. Perhaps a coworker or acquaintance is being extra nice to you now in an effort to cover his or her own tracks. Luckily, you’re capable of doing magic regardless of anyone else’s actions. Instead of wondering what is going on behind the scenes, just give your best performance. Luckily, your enthusiasm and talent, combined with a relentless determination, empowers you to breeze right past an ill-conceived roadblock, impressing your audience along the way.

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

The greatest thoughts are of little value unless they are brought out into the open for everyone to see. Share your creative ideas now, for they are more worthwhile than you realize. Recognizing your own power enables you to motivate an entire group by what you choose to say. Even if your innovation becomes unrecognizable as it evolves, you can still feel happy about contributing to the process. Sometimes being a catalyst is the most important role you can play.

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Turning up the volume on your own intuitive voice today prevents you from responding too quickly to the actions of others. You will be better off by acting on what you actually need, but you must quiet down enough to figure out how you really feel. Timing is everything … swing into action once you truly know what your heart wants. Your exuberance is contagious and you could end up leading the pack. Even if your idea is a bit of a gamble, it still can work out as long as it’s grounded in reality.

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

It may feel like you’ve been treading water recently, without making much progress. Now, however, the tide is shifting, the clouds are lifting, and you can see blue sky and many possibilities on the horizon. Still, you have a big choice in front of you that may determine which way you should go. It’s challenging to make this kind of life-changing decision, but not because you lack confidence or conviction. Instead, it’s simply because you cannot do everything all at once. Fortunately, the process of elimination helps you narrow your options.

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are drawing your personal power from a deep well today, and others can’t help but stand up and take notice. You may find yourself embroiled in a conflict with someone close to you because of your current intensity. Thankfully, an unpleasant situation can be resolved to everyone’s benefit if you choose to travel the high road of integrity. A lively debate or even sexual fireworks with an intimate partner could open a path to a happy resolution.

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It’s not easy to relinquish control, yet you should come out ahead if you moderate the expectations you place on yourself. Nevertheless, it’s so tempting to get swept up in someone’s grandiose scheme today that you can promise the sky before you realize what happened. Set your goals high enough to motivate yourself, but not so high that you end up discouraged. It’s better to build a strong foundation than a hastily constructed tower.

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You are on a personal mission and have specific tasks to complete today. Woe to anyone who gets in your way as you try to complete your appointed rounds. It’s a special gift to have the inner drive needed to do the work, even though there may be little recognition now for a job well done. It’s okay … you really don’t need any peer acknowledgment to feel good about yourself. Nevertheless, continue on your path without worrying about everyone else. Ultimately, your work will speak for itself.

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Quite a lot of change is being packed into a short amount of time these days. Yesterday, you weren’t sure about a relationship. Today, you are raring to go and there is no holding you back. If you are already involved with someone special, you can enjoy the day as you combine your romantic optimism with a practical approach to make things last. Or if there’s a new person catching your eye, you could be ready to make your move. In any event, your spontaneity might set you on a new and exciting course.

Your Daily Horoscopes for Sunday, January 13th

We may feel exhilarated today as we look toward the future and share our ideas with a wider range of people. Although the socially conscious Aquarius Moon draws us into a group, we tend to shy away from more intimate, one-on-one contacts. The Moon connects us to a matrix of feelings, yet we are currently more comfortable with emotional detachment. Aquarius is an intellectual Air sign that favors the good of everyone over individual satisfaction.

 

Aries Horoscope

(Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may feel the electricity of the high-frequency Aquarius Moon that insists you move into the future. But you’re also listening to the beat of a not-so-distant drummer with a more traditional rhythm. Oddly enough, you might attempt to hold on to the past now, preventing you from freely running ahead. Thankfully, your stress dissipates if you share your dilemma with someone you trust; talking about your mixed feelings helps bring clarity to the situation.

 

Taurus Horoscope

(Apr 20 – May 20)

Interactions with others may lure you into uncomfortable places today, yet you don’t want anyone to know what’s going on behind your stoic appearance. You have good reason to maintain the status quo, even if you’re currently receiving information that tempts you to make immediate changes. Acting in a restrained manner is your most sensible strategy now. Acknowledging your emotional reactions is healthy, but you don’t need to share everything you feel.

 

Gemini Horoscope

(May 21 – Jun 20)

This isn’t an easy time because the planets continue to hold your feet to the fire and your words to the law. Although you might prefer a more lighthearted approach to life, you are being constrained in ways that may make you doubt your methods. Thankfully, the freethinking Aquarius Moon offers relief today, but the deepest issues won’t be blown away by a fresh breeze. If you stop and face the music, it won’t be nearly as difficult to handle as you think.

 

Cancer Horoscope

(Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Intimate communications with significant others are emphasized today. You may think that you have to be very precise in what you say because people are hanging on your every word. However, your message isn’t as important now as how you deliver it. You can do your part by simply sharing what is most real for you. Just don’t try to package all your emotions into a pretty box. Showing up with an open heart is your best gift.

 

Leo Horoscope

(Jul 23 – Aug 22)

An encounter with a close friend or family member can leave you confused, especially if others are relying on feelings more than intellect. It’s challenging because you might not have the words you need at your disposal today. Part of the problem comes from the inadequacy of language, making it tough to translate your ideas into coherent speech. Watch for non-verbal signals that tell you how you’re being received. Being subtle in your approach now may be more effective than making grand gestures.

 

Virgo Horoscope

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)

This is the start of a productive cycle of communication for you. Your thoughts are lighter and more speculative now. Fortunately, you’re given time to think about integrating more creativity into your daily routine. Begin now by making time to write in your journal — and then do it on a regular basis. You may be happily surprised by where this cathartic process leads you.

 

Libra Horoscope

(Sep 23 – Oct 22)

Your memories could drift back to your childhood today as you seek the original source of your current feelings. You may be certain that your emotional habits were formed at an earlier time in your life and now you want to dig up the root cause. Go ahead and begin this important research, but don’t expect fast and easy answers to your questions. Be thorough in your analysis yet allow the process to reveal the truth in good time.

 

Scorpio Horoscope

(Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Although you are being required to be more actively engaged in various forms of communication, you’re not inclined to simply fill the empty spaces with noise. You want serious interactions that have purpose and meaning. Without the reality factor fully involved, you might try to check out before the conversation is over. However, don’t judge too quickly; give things time to develop depth on their own.

 

Sagittarius Horoscope

(Nov 22 – Dec 21)

This is an odd day energetically because on one hand you’re growing excited about the future. You might even feel that your dreams are on the verge of becoming real. On the other hand, the clouds of illusion fall away as fast as you can create the lovely dreamscapes. Ultimately, you want to see things as they are now, not as you would like them to be. Keeping one foot on the ground helps you make the best of both worlds

 

Capricorn Horoscope

(Dec 22 – Jan 19)

Your biggest dilemma now is how to stay positive while you are exploring deep in the well of pragmatic thought. But endless analysis doesn’t lead you anywhere productive; it just takes you around in circles. One strategy is to keep your calendar peppered with fun activities with friends because they will make sure you don’t slip into a state of terminal seriousness. Cautious optimism creates the best chances for progress

 

Aquarius Horoscope

(Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You’re probably quite moody now that the evocative Moon is back in your sign. However, this monthly lunar visit isn’t just about your rapidly changing feelings; it’s about making contact with your soul’s purpose. Explore your imagination as four planets settle into your 12th House of Spirituality. Don’t be afraid to let go and fall into your own dreams. You’ll wake up stronger and happier if you take this metaphysical journey with an adventurous attitude.

 

Pisces Horoscope

(Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Although your energy is just beginning to settle back down, your imagination is still stirring up exciting new recipes for life. What is usually just a touch of escapism or an idle fantasy can now take you on a very real ride. In fact, it may be difficult for you to separate the fruits of your labors from the fruit loops of your irrational fears and longings. Rely on your most sensible friends to give you the reality check that you need.

Your Horoscope Holiday Heads-Up

Your Horoscope Holiday Heads-Up

 

Each sign of the zodiac embodies certain challenges and qualities. When we  know what these are, our horoscope sun sign can give us such a useful heads-up  on some things to watch out for in this sometimes-stressful holiday season! For  instance, is your sign prone to over-socializing? You may want to rethink going  to that thirteenth party. Does your sign need to run the show? You might  delegate some of the responsibility before you burn right out.

Find out what your horoscope can tell you about the best way to have truly  happy holidays. We even include a helpful holiday affirmation for each sun sign,  right here:

Aries, March 21-April 19:  Watch out for your tendency to think that only you  can do everything: avoid holiday burn-out by delegating responsibilities  whenever you can. And be sure to get plenty of outdoor exercise to help keep  your fiery nature on an even keel: you don’t want an angry remark of yours to  cause any rifts this holiday season. The holidays will still be beautiful  even if everything doesn’t get done.

Taurus, April 20-May 21:  Be aware that you can get just a little set in your  ways around seasonal traditions. This year, try something new! Even if it only  involves buying a tree you can plant after the holidays rather than a cut tree,  or using your grandmother’s tablecloth on the festive table rather than the one  you’ve used for years, remember: Change is good: embrace it.

Gemini, May 22-June 20:  Be sure to take time as often as possible to ground  and center yourself so that you can be deeply present in the moment rather than  flitting from thing to thing. The deepest and most meaningful experiences are  often found in stillness.

Cancer, June 21-July 22:  This year, do what you can to accept and love your  sensitive self as fully as possible; cultivate a positive relationship with the  image in your mirror no matter how many cups of eggnog or slices of mince pie  you consume. Remember, the body is the home and sanctuary of the soul. And  there‘s no place like home.

Leo, July 23- Aug 22:  This year, you may want to try creating opportunities  for others to shine as brightly as you do: try coaching a children’s choir, or  getting a group together to put on a benefit performance for a worthy cause.  When we encourage others to glow, the whole world grows a little  brighter.

Virgo, Aug 23-Sept 22:  Your attention to detail could get compulsive unless  you take some time to deeply enjoy the pleasures of the season. You might want  to read up on essential oils or herbs that are seasonal allies. The earth and  all her gifts are sacred and give me comfort.

Libra, Sept 23-Oct 22:  Wanting to be all things to all people could lead you  into an exhausting round of social obligations unless you set time aside for  your own peace of mind. Maintaining a personal sense of balance is my most  important task. It is not my sole responsibility to create harmony in every  social situation.

Scorpio, Oct 23-Nov 21:  Your easily-offended nature will have many  opportunities to take umbrage unless you detach and try not to take things so  personally during the festive season. Find heart’s ease in the deeper  spiritual meaning of the holidays.

Sagittarius, Nov 22-Dec 21:  Be wary of spreading yourself so thin and being  the sparkling light in so many people’s lives that you neglect your own fire.  Rekindle your spirit’s flame in the soothing dark and silence.

Capricorn, Dec 22-Jan 19:  If you feel you must work hard and harder during  the holidays, please do yourself and your loved ones a favor and take a break.  Simply being, not producing or doing, is my first priority.

Aquarius, Jan 20-Feb 18:  Be sure to set aside enough quiet time with your  nearest and dearest; use your imagination to invent meaningful activities to  share with those you love. I can use my creativity in the service of deeper  connection with my loved ones.

Pisces, Feb 19-March 20:  Your empathy with the sufferings of others will  simply bring everyone around you down unless you find ways to channel it  helpfully. Find something you can do on a local level to reach out and be of  service. I can share in human joys as well as human suffering.