Free Daily Horoscope - August 8 2016
● General: Get a new adventure underway today, and you will show the universe that you are ready for action! It will reward you with interesting days. Move any upcoming travel plans into high gear and get your tickets reserved -- the earlier you financially commit to things, the better price you are going to get. Ask that cutie out on a date and find out once and for all whether or not they're interested. Give yourself something to get a little bit excited about.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: Romance is starting to swirl in the air and you are out of practice. Do a dress rehearsal. Start in the coffee-break room. The more daring your run-through today, the easier the real feat will be.
● Finances: It's the wrong time to feel greedy and selfish unless giving to others is your favorite kind of present to give yourself. Focus on the needs and wants of those around you, at least for the next few weeks. Even the panhandler on the corner is more worthy of your money than you right now.
● Love: Someone is out to get you! Early on, scope out your foes and renew alliances with friends. You may even need to draw a line in the sand. Before you launch the canons, insist on a pirate parlay. Good communication may stave off an ugly war.
● General: Given the independent energy you're filled with right now, it is not a good day for you to work in a team. You understand the value of alliances, but today you just won't have the patience. No one is working at your pace, and the last thing you'll want to do is spend your day waiting for other people to catch up to you. Impatience and frustration are sure to follow. So try to avoid groups. Stick it out by yourself for the foreseeable future. You'll be happier.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Power struggles at work are rubbing off on you. In fact, they're starting to leave a permanent mark. Try being more tolerant of those in your personal life. There's no day like today to begin.
● Finances: Don't worry, your entire routine will go out the window shortly. All you need to do is muster the stamina to deal with dull, boring same old, same old for another week or two at the most. Then you'll get the break from routine your heart and soul so desperately needs and deserves. Hang in there.
● Love: Don't let any opportunity go unexplored -- say 'YES, YES, YES!' to any and all offers. Even if you'd rather make a snow cave and hibernate until everything's in bloom, just go. The world is full of interesting people you haven't met yet.
● General: You are feeling less serious today, and in the mood for light conversation and silly stuff. It's probably due to a huge surge in your creativity -- you're itching for a way to express yourself, and spending your day doing nothing but research or work is not going to make for a happy day. If you can, make time today to just have fun. Pick up a silly magazine and find out what's going on with celebrity couples. You are a well-rounded person who needs different kinds of stimulation.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: Lounging on the couch is usually your definition of a good day, but you're feeling too intellectual for that. Nothing short of being taken seriously will do the trick for you. Start some light debating.
● Finances: Your thoughts are racing and your heart is beginning to swell. Is romance in the air? It could be, but that's not the source of your happiness. It's all because you get to spend freely and enjoy it. Be grateful for your good excuse.
● Love: Gratitude is an awesome thing -- just take a look at your life. It's great! You're single, you're free, you do whatever you want and have no one to answer to. That's a gift. Look at your life and allow that appreciation to flow in. Everything is on the upswing!
● General: You are faced with a tough climb up a tall mountain, but you will love the view once you get to the top! You cannot let this challenge intimidate you and force you to go in another direction. This is something you have been waiting for, so grab your chance in the spotlight and go for it. It is time you sought out the attention of others more actively -- you deserve to be the star, and you know it. Take this climb one step at a time, and be sure to pace yourself.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Wondering what you can afford means more than just adding up your money. Be sure you're prepared for another work day. If doing something outrageous means showing up dog-tired tomorrow, then it's not in your budget.
● Finances: You can expect things to get a bit bumpy. Whether it's your budget or your relationships or something else entirely, things are not going smoothly. That's just the way some people and organizations respond to stress and nothing more. Don't take it personally.
● Love: You wake up smarting from some emotional pain from the past -- and you decide to close off to everyone, especially that person you've been seeing. Don't stay in your ivory tower for too long. Deal with the ache and move on. Someone genuinely cares about you.
● General: Your urge to get closer to someone may be becoming so strong that it's unbearable, but before you make any moves, you need to stop. Pay closer attention to the clues they are sending -- they might not be quite ready to open up to you just yet. To test the waters, keep your conversation light. Resist your urge to ask them to spend the rest of their life with you! Baby steps will get you closer to their heart than giant leaps. So take some time apart and make them miss you.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Basking in the warmth of home today makes it that much harder to imagine going back to the office tomorrow. Put some of it in a fantasy jar or locket to keep in your breast pocket. Capture enough to warm your whole cubicle.
● Finances: A list and good feelings are a good combination. Others will agree with you. Your role model is the only one you should be going to for advice right now, even if it's only asking yourself what they would do in your shoes.
● Love: Your ideas about your life are your business. Sure, the naysayers enjoy slicing and dicing every aspect of your decision to remain single, but it's really nobody's business. Thank them for their input, but do your own thing (and don't feel bad about it).
● General: Is your career your top focus right now? It should be. Right now, you are in a phase of rich clarity -- you have the ability to fully understand the opportunities in front of you in a way you never could before. But first, you have to slow down and look around. Take a moment to make some loose plans for your future -- and make them big! Give yourself a general idea of where you want things to go, and you'll figure out how to get there later on.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: If you want to be organized, go to the office. But if you want to enjoy your personal time, allow things to get a bit chaotic. The more jumbled and unsystematic, the better. Ask life to bring on the confusion.
● Finances: Revamping your wardrobe is an accident waiting to happen. Do what you can to cut it off at the pass. Impulse buying will mark the end of your budget if you don't start preparing to control yourself right now. Don't wait another day.
● Love: Personal discoveries are part of the process, and that's why it's really important to record the journey. Keep a journal with you at all time and chronicle this time in your life. You'll enjoy reading about your exploits years from now.
● General: If you are made a group leader today, your group is going to be very lucky! You're smart as a whip and able to cut through the politics that inevitably happen whenever more than two people get together. No one is going to be able to distract you from what needs to get done. Plus, you are exceptionally charming and people are going to follow whatever decision you make to the letter. Popularity has never been terribly important to you, but that's only because everyone always likes you.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Colleagues are fine for work days, but you need to spend time with people you enjoy. Just exactly who you're with or what you do isn't what matters, as long as they're people you truly take pleasure in being with.
● Finances: Don't worry about balancing your checkbook just yet. If you can't get things under control by this time next month, then start sweating. For now, though, don't let too many worries and restrictions get in the way of your high energy.
● Love: You thrive on attention from others, but when you're getting it from the outside, you're not cultivating anything within. Grow self-esteem by becoming your own best friend. Learn to honor yourself at face value. It's not all about the 'things' that make you a fantastic person.
● General: This could be the day when all of your hard work will finally pay off! If your boss has been a big problem for you lately, you can say goodbye to any tensions quite soon. There have been discussions going on among the big power players -- they've been about you, and they have been favorable. There will be a huge change in the dynamic coming soon, and someone's ego could get a bit bruised. Don't worry, it won't be yours. You will come out of this transition doing quite well for yourself.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Don't waste time rehearsing in the mirror. It's not the right time to ask for a raise, no matter how much you need it or think you deserve it. Spend the day in a more relaxed role-playing mode, instead.
● Finances: Don't get hoodwinked into throwing your money into that sand trap. Make your list of what you truly need and stick to it. When it comes to investments, make sure to pick those with less but more secure gain. Those are worth the wait.
● Love: If your life's not fulfilling in any aspect, now's the time to change it. Find a new job; move to another area; sell your home and rent an apartment -- whatever it is, mold your life into what you want. Love will easily come after that.
● General: If you think that you need to start making some changes, then do it. You can't wait for other people to give you permission -- or even encouragement. This is your life to lead. The kind of growth you experience and the types of changes you make are totally up to you. Following fads might make you feel like part of the crowd, but if it doesn't make you feel better about yourself, what good it is? Ironically, it's when you go off on your own that you feel the biggest crowds supporting you.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Is it easier to be the recipient of generosity or the generous one? Whatever side you find yourself on, being gracious is everything. Practice your manners before leaving the house.
● Finances: You still haven't figured out where your money goes and it's time to tackle this issue once and for all. Seeing the big picture really isn't hard as you're making it. Write down everything you spend today, even if it seems trivial. How things add up is your answer.
● Love: Ideals are huge right now -- so turn off a light and save the earth. Go on a green date. Enjoy an organic dinner by candlelight; walk rather than drive, or use veggie condoms and eco-friendly lingerie. Explore in the dark!
● General: Your vision is going to be clear as a bell today, so it's a great day to finally come to a decision on that issue you've been wringing your hands over for so long. You need to make a choice, then stick to it! Look at those puzzling things one more time today, and the right way to go could be embarrassingly obvious. Your omnipotent vision might also reveal a few business problems you can get a jump on today, before they grow into bigger headaches tomorrow.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: It's not an easy day, and you were so looking forward to it, too! But don't write today off as a total loss. You can turn things around with minimal effort. Start by avoiding poseurs.
● Finances: You don't love the work you do, you do it for the money. That makes doing it for less that much harder. It's still not the right time to even think about a raise, but at least the ice blocks are slowly cracking. Once things are flowing again, you'll feel better, for obvious reasons.
● Love: Don't stray too far from the homestead today. You have plenty of things and tasks to accomplish. Get started on that pile of bills or clear up the clutter. Now's a great day to tackle the laundry, too. Spiff it up -- you may have a guest over later.
● General: If there's a party going on and you're not on the guest list, so what? This fact shouldn't stop you from being a part of the good times. You have enough creativity and charm to be able to figure out a way to get on the list and in on the fun. The inner circle of the social set needs you to be there -- you offer the right energy. Do what you can to get involved, but stop short of putting yourself in a position to be taken advantage of. You are the coolest, and you need to remember that!
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: If nothing else, you love the independence that the day offers. It only becomes more precious to you as you think of tomorrow. Savor every last drop by following any and all impulses.
● Finances: You long for something new. Resist, resist, resist! Indulging is exactly the wrong thing to do, on so many levels. If it's any consolation, you'll be getting plenty of 'something new' in the near future. For now, think about what others might be longing for.
● Love: An interest bordering on obsession is taking up more and more of your time. Before you totally fall into it beyond the point of no return, apply the breaks. Figure out what you're trying to avoid in real life and start tending to your responsibilities.
● General: The past few days may have been dragging along too slowly for you, and the slower pace is sure to continue today. Try not to get frustrated, though. Time might feel like it's moving slowly, but rest assured: Things are still happening and you are still making headway on your goals! Patience is all you need to regain a more mellow, happy vibe. What you are waiting for will come -- you just need to relax and have faith in the people who are making it happen.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: You don't have to keep your mind from wandering the way you do at work, but don't lose the day to fantasy, either. A bit of reality and a bit of daydreaming is just the right mix to enjoy the day.
● Finances: Money dominates both your thoughts and your actions. You can spend all day finding the missing numbers that make balancing your budget so difficult, and you should. Don't give up until you've got it figured out.
● Love: Someone from your past comes barreling into your life all of a sudden. And the sparks are still there. Things will pick up speed quickly so be ready for this person to rock your world. When the inhibitions are low and the heat's high, anything is possible.