Free Daily Horoscope - August 24 2016
● General: People who like to share their private life issues with the rest of the world are extremely tedious for you, especially right now. You like to help others as much as the next person, but there are more important things that you'd rather pay attention to than who's going through heartbreak or who's cheating on whom. So ignore the gossip as much as you can today. Airing their dirty laundry might titillate some folks, but it is only going to annoy you today.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: Don't be passive aggressive. You'll be tempted to do as little as possible, just out of frustration or anger. But that would be letting your baser emotions get the better of you. Do a fantastic job, if only to please yourself.
● Finances: Face the day with an enthusiastic greeting, because there's enough action for two or three days packed into just the morning. For once there is so much going on that worrying about money seems trivial. All financial ambitions are put on the back burner for a change.
● Love: People are talking, but all you hear is 'Wa wa wa wa wa.' You're just unfocused and totally disinterested in the pomp and circumstance of life. Lay low for the time being. When your head starts to clear up, get involved. But don't rush: better to go at your own pace.
● General: Sometimes a mystery is something you can live with. But today, if you have trouble understanding why things are happening the way they are happening, you need to try to get to the bottom of it as quickly as you can -- or else you'll get so frustrated that you won't be much fun to be around. It's a good thing that you will have the clarity you need to start seeing some patterns emerge -- and this discovery will be the key to figuring everything out.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Why does everything have to be geared toward the masses? You have some way-out ideas, and they could lead a trend instead of following behind one. But one person aside from you needs to be on board: Your boss. It's a good time to start explaining.
● Finances: You'd love to make last minute purchases, but your hands are tied. Part of you is wishing it weren't so and the other part is relieved you have no more choice in the matter. Don't let those two sides of your nature pull at each other for more than a few minutes. Shopping is only a trivial part of the moment anyway.
● Love: If you've been feeling a bit squirmy in a relationship, things start to turn around for the better. Whether it'll last is up to the stars, but for now, just enjoy the sunny side of the street. Companionship, fun and flirting are where it's at!
● General: Today your mind is able to focus like a laser and your energy will be nearly unlimited -- so it's a great time to do some cleaning, either in your mind or your physical surroundings. Whether you want to organize your closet, pick up around the house, or refresh your attitude after a recent misunderstanding between you and a friend or coworkers, you can do it quickly and effectively. This is a great day for new beginnings, and by this evening you will be able to look back at a very productive day.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: If you can't be clear, then don't bother communicating. Waiting another day is better than risking major misunderstandings, no matter what the current office issue happens to be.
● Finances: The day is about family and friends, but don't forget about your acquaintances, too. Make your hopes for their peace and love clear with a cheerful greeting or two as you go about your day. Don't wait for them to take the initiative, either.
● Love: Your creativity's on a tear right now, so whether you're alone or hanging out with a certain someone, do something original. Dress up in an outfit and hit the town, create a website, write some lyrics or finish up that craft project. The momentum is in your court.
● General: There's an appropriate time for excessive, over-the-top behavior, but today is definitely not it! Try on a more demure demeanor and see how it fits -- it might be a lot more comfortable than you think! You need to fade into the background, get back in tune with others, and find out what they want to do today. Being more passive with your coworkers shouldn't make you nervous. It's not a sign of weakness, it's a sign that you know how to be a good team player.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: You have a lot of good energy, but it will all go to waste if you don't use it properly. Being prepared for your mind to wander is half the battle when it comes to not letting that happen. Stay focused on work.
● Finances: Flattery could land you a financial hot water today. A smooth-talking salesperson could lay it on thick, overruling your natural common sense. But if you can avoid this trap, you'll find a way to indulge your love of luxury today within budget.
● Love: The holding pattern is getting old. One day it's on; the other, it's off. It's time to have 'the talk.' Before you talk off any sort of commitment, define what it is you're looking for. Without any sort of goal or expectation in mind, you'll appear confused and, even worse, needy.
● General: Tensions are running high right now, and you're going to have to put extra effort into not flying off the handle when someone says something that sounds rude to you. Give people the benefit of the doubt, especially the newer people in your world. They might not know the rules, and it's really not up to you to teach them to them. This person will learn the lessons they need to learn eventually, and it's best for you to walk away from any dramas that they create. You don't need it.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: It's a good day to do some investigating, and that includes self-examination. Your instincts are as valuable as any research tool. Don't have any financial dealings with others until you tap in.
● Finances: You don't need fancy things to have a good time. You could feel grateful getting a lump of coal, but you don't have to go that far to prove how little store you put in material goods. Spending time with others who share your understanding of what really matters and being an example to those who don't is what makes the day a success for you.
● Love: If you've experienced any changes in your romantic relationship status lately, take it slow and give it some time to settle in. The transition should be casual rather than deliberate. Don't apply too much pressure or all your hard work will go to waste.
● General: You have to remember that just because you're moving at a rapid pace doesn't necessarily mean that you are getting a lot done. You've got to learn the difference between being busy and being productive. Your legs may be moving, but aren't you just jogging in place? Slow down today. Regain your bearings. You need to examine the situation and plot your course using strategy and cold logic. Running willy-nilly all around won't help you make any progress.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Not a lot will get done today if you let yourself get caught up in all the confusing details. Step back first thing in the morning and stay there. The big picture is where you'll make the most progress.
● Finances: Money concerns continue to rear their ugly heads, but there's really nothing you can do about those issues today. Do your best to ignore them or risk letting them ruin an otherwise good day. The last thing you need is an excuse for being argumentative.
● Love: If you're not sure about this person, think about how you feel when he or she touches you. Do you melt in ecstasy? Or does a kiss send you into a fit of PTSD? Your reaction to sensation should quell any doubts you're harboring. Let your nerves do the talkin'.
● General: Are you in the midst of a tug of war for power today? If so, it might be wisest for you to let go of your end of the virtual rope and walk way. Being so embroiled in this battle is forcing you to lose sight of other, more important aspects of your life. You can't get distracted by one thing at the expense of everything else. You can achieve balance -- so figure out today what really needs your attention, and what really does not. Put people higher on your priority list.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: You enjoy routine. A cup of coffee at just the right time is what gets you through your day. But when it all goes off the rails, you'll need to stay on track in whatever way you can. Keep your head down and focus.
● Finances: Spending all of your waking hours dealing with things other than business is your biggest challenge. Believe it or not, you wish there was a way to fit making a profit into your day. Try to table those kinds of desires and focus on all the love and even romance that is on your plate instead.
● Love: Dirty-mouthed, sex-craved lunatics, though irresistible, should fall off your list of potential candidates. Anyone who reverts to shock value to make an impression is missing the mark (and a few marbles). Look for quality: people who act like gentlemen and ladies.
● General: A work-related event will offer you an opportunity to expand your connections, so have some extra business cards at hand. You've got to build a network before you can work that network! Whether you're looking to add more contacts to your career search or just a few more digits to your little black book, remember to follow up. Let people know you remember them and they're important to you. It's all about showing them the you that you want to project. It's okay to be a little shameless every now and then.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Your normally hidden talents are on display for all to see. You're playwright, actor and audience today, and whatever script you come up with keeps you highly amused. Make sure your boss feels the same way.
● Finances: Don't forget to be of service to someone who really needs it today. Putting your own life in perspective makes you see that you live in riches, at least in all the ways that really matter. The day is less about the material things you gain and more about the love you give anyway.
● Love: If you're overly concerned with his sweaty armpits and her sloppy grammar, it's okay. Superficial details tell a lot about a person so pay attention to that stuff. Even if it's not the ultimate deal breaker, it'll come in handy when it comes to making the final determination.
● General: Have you been losing things lately -- like your confidence and your self-esteem? Have no fear -- these things are about to be restored today, when you fix a problem and everyone benefits. As soon as you see something askew, you should speak up and voice your concerns to the group -- it will be very obvious very quickly that you are right on the money. You will feel confident once again, and your popularity will increase, to boot! Having doubts about yourself is natural, but only temporary.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: It's one of those days. You just couldn't care less about the work on your desk, or anything outside the office either, for that matter. Don't waste time wishing you were on another planet. Find a way to get revved up about life, instead.
● Finances: It's a day of childish pleasures and adult fun. There's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes, but even that is enjoyable. The payoff has nothing to do with money and everything to do with love.
● Love: Watch out for the friendly offers of others to set you up on dates. Don't do it unless you seek lots of clarification. Find out from the matchmaker what you have in common with this particular candidate. If you're unsatisfied with their answer, pass.
● General: Doors are opening and opportunities are arising -- and all you need to do is be more alert to make the most of them! Take advantage of any green lights you are given today. Creative thinking has always been your specialty, and today you can use it to make things happen. It is a great day to spend time in your community, fixing things that need to be fixed. Getting involved has never felt so good, and it has never been more valuable for you personal happiness.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: Impressing colleagues leave you feeling good, but only to a point. If you really want to be proud of yourself, then start working on your compassionate side. Offer to help.
● Finances: Cover the details before you buy. Otherwise, once you own, the devil may emerge. Everything you need to know is beneath the surface, so dig in as deep as you can.
● Love: Don't be surprised to find yourself on the dullest date ever with a person who asks you questions just so he or she can impress you with their answers. End it early with a feigned headache or emergency -- or if you're feeling extremely honest, the truth never hurts either.
● General: Some friends or coworkers are going to be in a bickering mood today, but keeping the peace is not your job -- so do not take it on. If you decide to be compassionate and try to make everyone stop fighting, they might turn on you! Resist your urge to step in and make these people come to an agreement. This is something you are not a part of, so stay out of it. Let them work their problems out on their own. For all you know, this could be the way they enjoy communicating with each other!
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: The first of the year found you deciding to be compassionate, but you got a bit sidetracked. Or were you mislead by your bank account? For whatever reason, you're not meeting your resolution. Start taking a slice out of your paycheck.
● Finances: Your credit card bill is waiting in the wings. But it won't spring itself on you today, so put all thoughts of overspending out of your mind. There's nothing you can do about such trivial matters today anyway. Enjoy the freedom from financial worries that the day insists on.
● Love: You may lead someone on without even knowing it, so be kind. If you don't intend on calling them or seeing them ever again, don't say it. Remember, these are adults, and if they can't handle the letdown, well, that's not your fault. As long as your side of the street is clean, you're good to go.
● General: Try to hold back on sharing all of your emotions today. You don't have to share every little thought you have with every person you meet in order to make connections with people. Let your feelings sit inside your heart for a while. Mull them over. This process of thinking before you speak is something you think you already do, but to what extent? Your growing tendency to blurt things out has caused you some embarrassment -- and that needs to be changed, don't you think?
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: You have enough energy to take care of work and enough left over to do something nice for yourself. It doesn't have to be on the way home, either. Treat yourself to a long lunch.
● Finances: Don't waste time wondering how much things cost or making a mental tally of what others spent compared to you. It's not dignified. Keeping the day shrouded in a haze of happy illusions is a lot easier anyway.
● Love: If your most recent date was a flop, but you sensed a spark, give it another chance. Meeting people, especially under the auspices of getting to know each other, is awkward. Of course, things will seem weird and tense. Don't let a mediocre first date ruin an awesome opportunity!