Free Daily Horoscope - August 14 2016
● General: Social situations might feel intimidating for you right now -- it's not that you are feeling insecure, it's just that you are not comfortable meeting new people when there is so much distracting you right now. So if there is an event you can't avoid, then at least put your best foot forward. Skip the shallow small talk and have a real conversation with someone. That way, at least you won't be bored! Ask them some compelling questions that start conversations.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: The emotions you're having are very different from the ones you've been daydreaming of. Some subliminal heavy business could burst your bubble. Don't let it ruin your chance for a fresh start.
● Finances: You love doing things without too much planning, but that's no way to get ahead. If you wait for whatever the wind blows your way, the best investments will be gone, and so will the best purchases. A bit of preparation could go a long way.
● Love: Arrogant and domineering people are everywhere -- chances are, you work for or live with a few of them. You can weather an outburst of passive aggression, no problem. Don't push or judge this person. If it's chronic, maybe it's time to make a change.
● General: If you encounter anyone intimidating today, you can avoid getting nervous by being observant and charming. Be sensitive to their body language and notice how they are moving and expressing themselves. They could be hiding a few big time insecurities, and if you look closely enough you will see that they are actually human, just like you. Your fear will disappear! Compliment them and you'll not only show them how intuitive you are, you'll show them how kind you are.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: You know you should be feeling things intensely today, but oddly, you're not feeling very passionate about anything at all. That could simply be a backlash against some deep emotions. Do some navel gazing.
● Finances: Don't bother being charming. Not because you can't win people over, but because you don't want to draw any extra attention to yourself. When it comes to all things financial, mum's the word. Keep your poker face on.
● Love: Redefine your idea of success -- it's not about cash, assets and things. It's more about pursuing your dreams and making enough money to enjoy the quality of life that's amenable to you. The big car, the fancy address and the expensive purse aren't worth the stress and sacrifice.
● General: Right now you are in a great frame of mind to tackle any bad habits you have been trying to kick -- and your ability to commit is stronger than ever. It's also a great time to ramp up your health regime. You're on the right track, but you need to go a little bit faster. You have so much power over your body and your state of mind. Why not use it? A positive change is well within your grasp. All you have to do is a reach a little bit more and you'll get to where you want to be.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: You're more calculating than you want to be today, but the date requires it of you, so to speak. Put this into your equation: The slower you go, the more meaningful your trip will be.
● Finances: Don't be too inflexible in your thinking regarding your money. Being strict with your budget is admirable, but being completely inflexible makes you a pariah. Today only magnifies any extremes in spending or the lack of it.
● Love: Your life is impossible lately thanks to needy and insensitive family members. Your sanity is more important than their whining, so cut it off at the pass. Undue negativity is bad for your complexion and character. It's hard enough staying focused without getting sucked into the drama.
● General: You have some tough choices to make today, although you don't know about it yet. The good news is that no matter what you decide, you can't go wrong. When you come to a crossroads today, ask a friend to give you some insight. They've been there before, and what they have to tell you will shed quite a bit of light on your situation. Your friends are valuable resources for all kinds of life challenges -- and it's important for you to remember that!
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Don't get involved just for the sake of being involved. Block out all references to the calendar if that's what it takes to avoid funny business. Back off as soon as you feel unsure.
● Finances: You know it's wrong, and yet you can't help but think about all the things you'd love to buy yourself. But don't be fooled, these temptations are nothing compared to how much you want to spend on others. You're not even torn, just indulging in a bit of fantasy.
● Love: A good dose of honesty will change the life of someone close to you. Be frank when a pal seeks your opinion of their romantic choice. They ask; you tell -- it's now or never, so don't hesitate to spill the beans. Besides, this is probably a cry for validation.
● General: If you have been dealing with a mystery, today you will finally have all the clues you need to solve it. You are more than intuitive enough to fill in any blanks and connect the dots about what is really going on. Follow your gut -- if you sense that someone is being less than up front with you, ask them to elaborate. They'll crack as soon as you push them and reveal what's going on. And most importantly, believe in your hunch about the big changes that are coming for your career.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: There is so much going on beneath the surface, but surface seems like all there is today. While appearances are important, don't let them be the end all, be all. Look a bit more deeply than that.
● Finances: Even those with a passion for travel cringe at the logistics sometimes. You'll be thinking of all the money you'll save by not wanting to get out there and explore for a change. Go ahead: Break with tradition. Satisfy your sense of adventure right here at home.
● Love: As far as you're concerned, a miracle is just a biblical thing. So not true -- they happen every day. You're just not paying attention. It could be a feeling or knowledge that enters your mind and blows you away. Listen to your intuition: that's the universe speaking to you.
● General: It's a day when you'll be seeking greater depth from people. Some folks will rise to the occasion, while some might just not be able to reach the level of discourse you want. And that's okay -- it's important for you to respect both possibilities. So if you have a strong urge to get philosophical with someone, stick to talking to one of your friends who you know is just as intellectually curious as you are. Your brain needs some stimulation and you know where to find it.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Your emotional nature is driving the train for a change. That's good because your brain hasn't managed to get you where you want to be yet. Feel the warmth, and count your lucky stars you're still on track.
● Finances: Your list of friends and family gets longer. That's normally a good thing, except for when they have birthday parties. The obligations you have are starting to feel like a burden. Put the fun back in going over your list once and checking it twice.
● Love: You don't have the answer to everything -- it's true. But that's no reason to feel inadequate. After all, nobody expects you to solve every single problem. When you let go of the need to be the foremost expert on everything, you'll open up a whole new dimension of learning and understanding.
● General: Your generous nature will force you to jump into the middle of a conflict today -- you want to help make the peace. And you can help a great deal, but once you do you need to get out from the middle of everything as soon as possible! When the resolution has been reached, flip back to your more stingy urges and tell everyone to take care of the rest of the issues without you. You can't fix everything for everyone. Do your part and then move on. Focus on your own needs again.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: True, you have to spend money to make money, but today you have to spend money to make something else altogether. Don't be stingy. When it comes to paying the bill, go deep.
● Finances: Your current projects don't look like they'll amount to much. Things look good when seen in the light of the future. Keep up the good work and it'll be an excellent vehicle to take you into a great future.
● Love: When something doesn't go your way you become crushed and resentful. That's what happens when you define yourself by external success. Outside esteem is totally elusive: the cars, the him or her, or the zip code won't do it. Cultivate your worth from what you bring to the table.
● General: Today is the perfect day to take one more look at a situation that has been confusing you. After reviewing your notes and thinking hard about who the main players are, you should suddenly see a clear path. Your vision was clouded before because so much of your heart was involved. And while it's good to be passionate, you have to be logical, too. You have to go where the facts tell you to go. It's not always the most romantic route, but it's usually the best one.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: You have a vision of people drawn to you like a magnet. Don't count on that image to feel good. All you need is that one certain someone, not a crowd.
● Finances: You're always lusting after the next best thing, but you haven't learned yet that larger and newer isn't always better. Don't let yourself get caught up in the trendy buy of the moment. You should know by now to look for pearls in small packages.
● Love: When you find yourself pushing people or forcing situations, step back and detach. If that means removing yourself physically, so be it. Defining the triggers is a great start. Self-protection is number one on your priority list, so for now, don't take calls from the ex.
● General: Conflicting ideas and opinions might create tension at home, but out in the world they could create a sizzling hot connection with someone new. Nothing stirs up your emotions like a heated debate, so don't shy away from disagreement right now -- especially with someone you would like to get to know better. This is no time to be shy about how you feel. And you have enough positive energy around you today to deliver your argument with charm and grace.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: If you're feeling moody it's not hard to figure out why. Just take a look at the calendar. That's what being shy gets you. So either accept it or do something about it.
● Finances: It's time to focus on friendship and good feelings, but there's work to be done, too. No matter how confident you are that you'll wrap things up, you're shaving it too close for comfort. Be your own Scrooge and stay focused.
● Love: Can it get worse? Sure -- it can and it will. And when it does, find a safe space and settle your mind. Remember: all this stuff is temporary -- nothing in life is static. When the shaking finally stops, you'll find yourself standing on truly solid ground.
● General: When you think you are finished with all of your work today, take another look and make sure. You cannot leave anything undone before calling it a day. Tie every loose end up in a neat little bow, and be certain that done really means done. It's the only way to let yourself breathe a deep sigh of relief and free yourself up to put your mind toward more frivolous pursuits -- without feeling even the tiniest twinge of guilt. Following through with tasks can be time-consuming, but it's time well spent.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: It's hard to be detached on a day like today. Emotions are getting the better of you, so introspection isn't the best approach. Look to your friends for help making decisions.
● Finances: Don't waste your day fantasizing about the future. When it does arrive, you'll be dealing with the time-honored realization: Wherever you go, there you are. You won't be rich or famous by then, but you will bring a wealth of insights with you.
● Love: You're generally a charming, considerate person -- problem is, others aren't. Don't be surprised to experience rudeness all around today. Spite begets spite. Set a good example, kill with kindness, and when all else fails -- count to 10 and hit the road.
● General: Your ambition is starting to get revved up today, thanks to the inspiring progress a friend or coworker has made. But before you follow in their footsteps, you have to figure out what you'll do once you reach your destination! Moving forward without a plan is only going to result in you getting lost. So hold off making any big moves today -- wait to see how things pan out for other people. You need to plan your career goals out completely before you pursue them.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: You're thinking about your career at all the wrong times. It's not about ambition as much as it is about avoidance. Why is a little privacy enough to make your squirm? Get to the bottom of it.
● Finances: You think you know your friends, but something makes you see them in a white new light. They're either spending way more than you or way less. It's not the amount itself that's so important, it's your utter surprise.
● Love: Turn your cheek and put some of that good energy back into the universe. If someone cuts in front of your or fails to return a smile, don't take it personally and don't retaliate. Remember, their ire isn't yours to carry around. Wish the ugly people well and continue on with your day.
● General: The voices in the back of your head are speaking the truth, so listen when they warn you away from someone or something today. From something as minor as deciding which movie to go see, to as major as deciding whether or not to sign legal documents, you need to go with your gut! Make sure that every part of you is comfortable with everything you get involved with right now. Don't respond to pressure, no matter how strong it is -- and no matter who is pressuring you.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: You're a long way from shore and large, gray triangles are appearing all around you. Some folks make you feel like you're swimming with sharks. Remind yourself you're on dry land and order some seafood.
● Finances: You have a great idea. So great, in fact, you can hardly keep it to yourself. You'll ruin everything if you blab, so zip your lips tighter than Fort Knox. Shooting yourself in the foot pales compared to the financial damage you'll do yourself if you talk.
● Love: Complain much? Yep! It's easy to let the griping spin out of control -- in fact, it's downright satisfying. The truth is, you're just creating a huge karmic burden that could take months to unload. Get to the root of the problem -- you'll find that most of it is based on fear.