Free Daily Horoscope - August 27 2016
● General: Reduce your expectations for today. Things might not work out exactly the way you want them to, but if you are prepared to be less than thrilled by the day's news, you'll end up happier than if you raise your hopes too high. After all, the higher your hopes, the greater the crash when they are dashed to the ground. This might seem like a pessimistic attitude to take, but it's not -- it's just pragmatic. And pragmatism is going to help you stay on top when challenges arise.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: It's hard to embrace work with enthusiasm when there's no work to do. You have too much ambition to sit around doing nothing. Come up with some kind of activity, even if it's only cleaning your desk.
● Finances: It's the last opportunity for any kind of normalcy, at least where making money is concerned. Don't expect much interest or participation after tomorrow at the latest. If there are any last minute changes on your projects, today is the day.
● Love: You may feel ready to go for a big kill in the romance department, but Cupid has other plans. Something else is going on behind the scenes that you don't know about yet. Hold off on making any big commitment for now until the momentum changes.
● General: Your charms are legendary, and they have been known to change quite a few minds in the past -- but today you're going to have to use more than flattery, humor and sex appeal to get what you want! Dig down deep and let yourself be a little bit more vulnerable. Show your smarts. Share some information that you know someone else will find interesting. Use the facts to make your point. You'll not only impress people by showing them a whole new side of yourself, you will get your way.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Ah, the perils of the internet. You can spend the day shopping online but don't kid yourself that you look like you're working. The stars in your eyes give you away.
● Finances: Impulse buys are a big waste of time. You're better off throwing your money out the window, literally. You could use a few write offs right about now. The next week is about as far as you need to look when it comes to your financial decisions.
● Love: Oh my! You've been waiting for a message from this person, and alas! It's finally happened. Don't fire off a response right away. Give it time to breathe. Think and rethink your words. Now's a bad time to misconstrue or misrepresent your intentions.
● General: A very challenging person could test your patience to the breaking point today -- but you can handle things just fine if you don't take their behavior personally. Remember they are like this with everyone, not just with you! Focus on what benefit they bring to your life, and if you can't come up with anything, then just get your distance from them for a while. Understanding why you need to tolerate their behavior will help you get through it. Luckily, their presence in your day will be brief.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: No one can see themselves clearly. Ask your friends and colleagues for an assessment of the impression you give. Then work up your courage and ask your boss.
● Finances: You achieved a lot and now you can take a well-deserved breather. You just can't rest, though, even when you're taking it easy. You're getting enough ideas generated today to take you through another successful period. Keep them coming.
● Love: You've been friends until now, but you can sense something else. Are you crushed out? Are they? Is it mutual? You can't know until you address it. Take this relationship up a notch. You may find love in the most unlikely person -- and it'll be awesome!
● General: The more people you can get connected to right now, the better -- for your career life as well as your love life! And it just so happens that today is a terrific day to expand your network. You're feeling the urge to socialize, and the opportunities to meet interesting people are going to be plentiful. People will be quite receptive to your charming ice breakers -- especially if you use a little bit of flattery. Make someone feel good about themselves, and they'll feel good about you.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: You're in a hurry to finish your work and end the day, but rushing won't accomplish either goal. Take your time and do the job right before leaving for the day.
● Finances: A lot of things need completing before you can call it a day. You don't get off the hook for a few more days yet. Don't let yourself get overwhelmed by it all, though. That will only end up costing you time and money.
● Love: Your first inclination is totally over the top. And it usually works. But not so much today. The people around you are extremely vulnerable to powerful energy and they may recoil from your enthusiasm. Tone it down and speak with a soft voice!
● General: You should accept any and all invitations as quickly as possible today -- don't give your more introverted side time to think up excuses for why you should stay home alone. It's essential for you to get as social as you can right now, even if you don't feel like it. Forcing yourself to interact with other people will build your confidence and help you get over any bad mood that's overtaken you. Things are looking up -- so you have to look up to see them!
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: You can have a good time with the most menial of chores. Fridays have a way of doing that to a person. Tell your boss to bring it on while you start the countdown.
● Finances: The best way to enjoy an upcoming party is to get your work done now. You don't want anything hanging over your head. Tell yourself you can socialize later. For now, focus on managing your money.
● Love: Egos abound. After all, you can barely handle your own. Don't get involved in everyone else's business today. You're equipped to offer any sort of solution that doesn't apply to your life. Focus on your to-dos and the day will go off without a hitch.
● General: Today, a surprise announcement will bring up some emotions that you thought you'd moved past long ago -- but it looks like you haven't. Deep down inside, you still have some stuff to work through and that's okay. This might make you feel uncomfortable at first, but ultimately it's a good thing to finally get the chance to gain closure on something that needs to be left in your past. There is a huge opportunity for growth here, and you should take it!
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Problems with coworkers are like water off a duck's back, today. Nothing can cloud your visions of the future -- except money issues, that is. When it comes to finances, take your time and be thorough.
● Finances: Work issues must be attended to, even though it's hard to even remember that you're part of the work-a-day world. If you cut yourself some slack instead, you could end up with more than fines to pay. Do your best to stick to what matters the most and save more frivolous pursuits for later.
● Love: Your charisma is way out of the solar system right now, so if you're spending all your time hooking up online, you're missing the mark. People want to see in the flesh. Get out there and mingle. You're not good to anyone locked away indoors.
● General: You will have a deep appreciation for beautiful words, beautiful images and beautiful people today. Your aesthetic sensibilities are so hungry for input that everywhere you go and everyone you meet today will be enriching and entrancing. This means it's a great day for a visit to a museum, a walk in a beautiful place, or even just sitting around doing some people watching at the mall. All the different people and the ways they behave will be very entertaining.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Looking back on your life, things don't seem all that bad. Was it really all a projection? Funny how a good day can change your perspective. See what you can learn for the future.
● Finances: You want to experience new things in the future, and that's all the incentive you need to make money while you can. Others may act like they're still on holiday, but you're putting your energy to good use. Continue making hay.
● Love: Keep your options open and don't be afraid to exercise control. If the scene isn't for you, don't hesitate to bail out. Nobody will take it personally. In fact, at least one or two others may agree and cede from the group with you. And that's when the fun will really get going!
● General: You have a very intense and bright energy deep inside of you, and you need to let it out to shine and enlighten the world! So what if you don't have a plan or any specific idea about what to do with all of it? Just open up your mouth and the right words will come out. Start singing and the song will be beautiful. Take that leap, and your creativity will carry you safely to the ground. Start trusting yourself more, and you'll see that your energy can take on a life of its own.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: You're not at work for the sake of charity. If you were doing it purely to help others, you'd be at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter, not an office. You may have to give your boss a little reality check.
● Finances: People will try to slip all kinds of things under the wire, from minor details to major headaches. It pays more than double to go over everything with a fine-toothed comb from now until things get better.
● Love: You're all stressed out. The frenetic momentum from the day is affecting your downtime, and that's not good. Pick up the phone and call someone, or break out your journal and write about it. Get it out of your head before you lose your mind.
● General: You shouldn't be in a hurry today, no matter what kind of deadline you're on. There's something about running around like a chicken with its head cut off that flips a panic switch in your brain, diverting energy from your gray matter and confusing you more than helping you. You need to be concentrating today on the small details and on what you can affect. Stop worrying about what you can't control. That will free up a lot of your energy and keep you happier.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: With a big project in front of you, you're suddenly capable of getting a whole lot done, and with a smile on your face, to boot. Make a big game of all your work. Smile all the way to the bank.
● Finances: Keep up the good work! You still have a lot going on and a lot to do. Coasting into the future is just not your style. Watch dealing with others who don't share your work ethic or moneymaking philosophy, though.
● Love: Make sure everything is in its place today. The stars are jumbled up, and if you're not careful, you'll lose something -- your keys, your wallet -- that will put you way behind schedule. You do not want to miss anything right now because the action is hot, hot, hot!
● General: Whenever you are in a public place today, enjoy the show! The people watching will be something to behold -- the array of unique fashion statements and goofy behavior will make you glad you have the time to sit and watch the world go by for a few minutes. Your observations could also be educational -- and even inspiring. A tidbit of overheard gossip, lingering eye contact with a cute stranger, or a new hairstyle could get your mind going in new directions. Let the outside world influence you.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: Ah, perseverance has paid off. You can postpone doing your work but you just can't stop the days from rolling past. Enjoy what you do even when you feel you don't deserve to.
● Finances: You're separating the wheat from the chaff and not a minute too soon. You'll be starting fresh in more ways than one next week. If you've attracted a lot of flighty people recently, consider it a lesson learned. You've paid good money to graduate from the school of hard knocks.
● Love: If the person you're dating has lots of friends of the opposite sex, beware. You know what they say: guys and girls can't be just friends. Sure, it works for some, but the underlying assumption is sexual tension. If you can't deal with it, it's okay. Respect your boundaries.
● General: Your money has been on your mind a lot lately, so take advantage of some of your free time today to investigate some new options. Your finances are doing well enough, but today it would be wise for you to make sure that all of your accounts are up to date and organized. You won't be bored by the exercise, either -- you will feel empowered. Asking friends for advice is a good place to start, but don't follow what they say exactly. Your situation is unique.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: You have a lot to look forward to if you want more informal activities. For today, remember that 'work casual' is a horse of a different color. Stay professional for one more day.
● Finances: You're looking forward to a sizzling affair. For now, though, stay focused on something decidedly less glamorous. Making money is still your primary task of the day, no matter what else sparks your fancy.
● Love: If the ground underneath you feels shaky, it is. You're overwhelmed, overworked and understimulated. Before you have any sort of 'talk' with a person you're dating, run it by someone else. You may be experiencing fatigue-induced paranoia.
● General: Your gut instincts might be great for figuring out what to wear out on a weekend night, but they are not the best tool for getting a handle on your money matters! It's time to get a serious handle on what you are spending and what you are saving. There are plenty of great websites and books on the subject of personal finance, and your brain is in the right place to download some seriously helpful information. You can change any situation you're in if you have the knowledge.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: You're beginning to see an exit from the maze of a long project. The bright sun is breaking through the clouds and leading the way. Enjoy getting out.
● Finances: Stay busy. You can still make a difference to your bottom line if you tough it out for another couple of days. It may take a bit of creativity and it definitely takes some determination, but don't let that deter you.
● Love: Your awesome sense of humor mesmerizes others. With all that moxie and charisma, you should be able to push that effervescent personality to a new level. So if you're ready to pursue that big raise or a hot, hot, hottie, do it now. You won't have another chance like this for months.