Free Daily Horoscope - August 22 2016
● General: Someone's recent dramatic generosity towards you could be covering up a guilty conscious. Start asking them what has led them to be so kind and giving to you today -- the answer they give you might surprise and disappoint you. Getting to the truth might burst your blissful bubble, but it's never a good feeling to be ignorant of the facts. You are better off knowing the real deal and being able to react based on knowledge rather than hunches. You can indeed handle the truth.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: Whether you spend time alone or in groups, it's all good today, as long as you're not in the office. And on that note, don't even be tempted to change your plans to accommodate work.
● Finances: Now that you think of it, you have no real problems compared to how bad some have it. Realizing that makes you want to reach out and use your money and energy to help others. Some do it for financial reasons, but you're doing it for strictly karmic ones.
● Love: You're going along, minding your own business, then all of a sudden you realize something you said a while ago might have been misperceived. If the person hasn't said anything to you about, let it go; if you feel odd vibes, address it.
● General: The games people are playing today are getting pretty competitive, and things could get ugly if cooler heads don't prevail. Is this something that you want to get involved in? Think long and hard about it -- getting your hands dirty is one thing, but getting bruised up is quite another. These types of power struggles usually end up having the same winners every time -- the people who play dirty and don't care about who gets hurt. And that isn't who you are.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: If you have to choose between your conservative and your radical friends, then you'll be rubbed the wrong way no matter which you pick. Go for something or someone neutral and save the strong opinions for work.
● Finances: Most of your friends don't want to hear your problems right now and you can't really blame them. You couldn't even pay someone to take an earful today. But there is someone who wants to hear all about it, totally free. Single out that one compassionate friend.
● Love: You're on the move, yet everyone else is walking in concrete. You just can't get to where you need to go fast enough. Whoa Nelly! Slow down. This harried pace is self-induced. Instead of ramping up your blood pressure, ease off the gas and coast a few miles.
● General: Today is well-suited for deep thought and contemplation about a project you've been considering. Your brain is ready and eager to come up with new plans right now, and all it needs is some quiet time to put the pieces of the puzzle together. A socially active friend may start tugging at you to drop everything and go somewhere with them -- but don't go if you would rather be alone. They don't need your company as much as they might want you to think they do.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: You start every morning with a certain state of mind, and you end the day radically changed. Today is the day to prepare for the wild ride. Allow yourself plenty of rest and deep thought.
● Finances: It seems just plain wrong to be frustrated today, but none of the festivities can change how you feel. At least you're clear about it. Throwing money at it won't help, either. What will is doing something creative. Dig up the paraphernalia of a long forgotten hobby. Consider it therapy.
● Love: No need to go showboatin' right now. Even if you're the richest bachelor or bachelorette in the country, avoid bragging about it -- you'll come off as a total wet rag. Nobody's impressed. And if you're crowing about stuff you don't have, you're in serious trouble.
● General: Just by being yourself and being honest about what you think, you can change someone's life today. But the question is, are you ready to? You cannot be irresponsible in giving your feedback or giving your input. If you feel that you are prepared to make a difference, then open your heart to as many people as you can today. Skip past the small talk and talk to them about substantial topics. Try to connect with them intellectually, too, rather than just connecting with their emotions.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: You're feeling emotional and you have every right to be. After all, you are exclusively intellectual all day. But be somewhat flexible, because something important rides on your informed decisions.
● Finances: You make good use of your downtime. Pondering your personal philosophy has never been timelier. Is your main source of happiness really money? Say it ain't so. You'll find if you explore your less well-known motivations that you have a lot more to offer the world than that.
● Love: Watch how you esteem others, especially when you're out on a date. Waitstaff and other service workers are not beneath you, so don't treat them that way. It's disrespectful -- and terribly tacky. Be gracious and leave a hefty tip. Now that's good karma!
● General: Could you use some motivation right now? Looking for someone to light a fire under you? Then go out and seek some stimulation today -- you're sure to find a qualified mentor, or at least someone who has reached the goal that you want to reach. They can help you get there, too, if you ask them the right questions and show them that you are ready for the work that this goal requires. Be adaptable and ready to do whatever they tell you. Now is not the time to be picky or lazy.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: For once you're not thinking about work. Relationship issues dominate the day, whether you're clinging too tightly, too loosely or holding on just right. Put these issues front and center.
● Finances: All financial dealings will come to a grinding halt soon enough. Spend today getting clear about what to do with your money, then do it. Whether you're spending it, saving it or investing it, it demands your attention.
● Love: Take heed: if he or she is married, dating someone else or newly out of a relationship this person is off limits. Don't even go there because words mean nothing. You will get hurt if you pursue this -- better to be alone than play second fiddle to anyone!
● General: If your daily routine is starting to feel like a rut, it's easy for you to mix things up today -- just be sure that you don't create drama just for the sake of having something to talk about! Make some healthy excitement happen today by mixing up your regular schedule. Getting together with a new person is always good. Change your surroundings, and you'll increase your chances for stimulation. Travel is helpful, and even a trip to the park could yield some fun.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Don't feel guilty staying home. You could reorganize all of your stuff or just stare at the wall. But however you choose to spend your time, being in your cozy nest is just what the doctor ordered.
● Finances: When it comes to mundane daily matters, business moves at a snail's pace. You really can't blame people for it, either. Give up early on getting much done today. Relent and join in the fun instead.
● Love: Intimacy is great -- if you're ready for it. So proceed with caution when it comes to touch. An innocently laid hand on someone else's leg can lead to all sorts of bad business right now. Where it goes depends on your willingness to accept a fling without attachments.
● General: Any rough patch that you're going through right now will smooth out to a tiny wrinkle by the day's end, so you shouldn't waste too much time worrying about things. Turn your thoughts to tomorrow, when all of this will be over and things will be so much better. You can't have a good day every day, but you can certainly choose to focus on positive things instead of negative ones. And if the only positive thing in your life right now is hope, then so be it.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Sparks are being generated. That you are getting along well with others is no surprise, but an intellectual connection is a total bolt from the blue. Enjoy feeling as high as a kite in the breeze.
● Finances: It's time to give up on the big bucks, at least for the next few days. Giving it a rest is good for the soul, as well as the only logical response to what's going on around you. If you just can't relax, try your best. That should restore your sense of harmony.
● Love: Assumptions and snap judgments will kill your romantic prospecting, big time. So even if your date's chatter sounds like you've heard it all before -- you really haven't. Stop with the selective listening -- put it all into context and engage.
● General: You're still in a phase of life where stability is much more important to you than risk-taking -- no matter what the perceived payoff could be. So it's a great day to spend more time with family members and other people who know you inside and out. The tried-and-true people in your life aren't boring to you right now -- they are comforting! You have a chance to expand these tight knit relationships even more, now. Everyone is ready to talk -- and ready to share a whole new level of themselves.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: You may stumble upon the resolution to a major office problem. It has nothing to do with work and everything to do with home. The solution is at once simple and radical.
● Finances: You might long for 20 assistants instead of one, but honestly, they wouldn't bring in twenty times the money for you. Not to mention the twenty presents you'd be mulling over right about now. It's time to let that fantasy fade away into the contentment of reality.
● Love: What did people do before cell phones? You shudder to think. Being connected is a dream! But, when you're on a date, turn off all your gadgets. You can refrain from texting for a few hours -- it won't kill you. In fact, your attentiveness could pay off big time!
● General: You might not have realized it, but you have been pulling back from the people around you for a while now. Today, you need to try to connect instead of avoid if you want to maintain some important relationships. You relate well to other people when you put yourself in the role of listener -- so you should get yourself involved in group events and conversations. When you hear something that sparks your emotions, pipe up. Add your two cents and everyone will win.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: If you can impress total strangers, why is it so hard to impress your boss? If you can figure this one out, you'll go far. Spend the day analyzing your own interactions.
● Finances: There are plenty of metaphors flying around today and for the next few days. Figure out how they apply to your real life. You might not make any money off of the realization, but the changes you do experience from it will be worth all the money you could possibly hope or work for.
● Love: A friend of yours digs the same person you do -- uh oh. Though you're not about to come to blows over this issue, it could create some hurt feelings and misunderstandings. Before anybody chooses anybody over someone else, talk it over. Clear the air and discuss expectations.
● General: The stimulating energy you get today will be intoxicating, but be careful not to use it up all at once! Take it slow today and budget out your time. There is no reason to hurry or run around too quickly. Physical exercise is a good thing, but try to keep it reasonable and do not push yourself too far. This is not the time to start a new routine or join a new gym. To maintain this invigorated feeling, savor it -- don't take it for granted or waste it.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: Planning ahead can mean coming up with long-term goals, or it can be as simple as remembering to set your alarm. Whichever type you choose, things go well or not depending on whether or not you stick with your usual routine.
● Finances: Others are impressed with your generosity and, frankly, so are you. You never knew you had it in you to give as much. You're not even in it for the tax receipts. In fact, you're only too glad to help.
● Love: Undeniable mutual attraction creates sparks at some point today or in the near future. You may have to hide in your office to cool off. Hello! Where did this person come from all of a sudden? If it moves fast, go for it! You have nothing to lose.
● General: Create something artistic today! It doesn't have to be a masterpiece, either. Any act of creation will make you feel quite accomplished -- and put a smile on your face all day long. So instead of buying someone a birthday card, why not create one on your own? There is nothing better than putting a smile on someone's face with something you made. Sharing your artistic visions with other people, no matter how silly you might think they are, is a real gift.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: If you are filled with strength and vitality, be sure to do as much as you can to burn all that good energy. The last thing you need to do tomorrow is to blow into the office smoldering with excess energy.
● Finances: Your credit card is maxed out and your bank account is overdrawn, but don't let that mislead you into thinking you're going to miss out on anything important. You still have plenty to give that has nothing to do with either.
● Love: You'll welcome just about any distraction today, good or bad. The day is soooooo sleepy and slow you can't stand it. For the record, be careful what kind of dust you kick up. If you're not careful, you may have a huge, ugly mess on your hands when it's all over.
● General: It's a good thing that you have so much flexible energy around you right now, because there will be some last minute changes today that will demand your cooperation. You know how to be open to change better than most people do, so you might want to keep an eye open for someone who can't make the adjustments as easily as you can. They may need a hand, and you will get a huge rush out of helping them get their bearings. Their gratitude could pay off for you in surprising ways.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: You may think things will drone on like this forever. Facing another busy day makes you feel that way. But the chance for change is right under your nose. All you need to do is be open to it.
● Finances: You already understand one of life's most important pearls of wisdom: When you give from the heart, the one who receives the most is you. You know that when you give to others, you're really treating yourself well, and you make it look easy.
● Love: Romance won't come from anywhere or anyone exotic today. You can count on that. So, if you've been waffling on contacting that person from your past on social media. Chances are, they've been eyeing your name, too.