Horoscope for August 9, 2016


Courtesy: Marjorie Orr

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be a time to keep an eagle eye on your finances. There should be more money around for treats, but you’ll benefit from staying on top of detail and not relying too heavily on all the information coming your way. You’ll be throwing yourself wholeheartedly into enjoying yourself and getting your own way though at times you need to make the effort to let yourself sparkle. From September you’ll find a chance of attitude will work wonders.

ARIES: If you are feeling rather gloomy give yourself a shake. Realise that not being light hearted should not make you take the bleak side of every situation. Sometimes you just have to get underneath to find out what people’s motivations really are, or what has led you to the situation you are now facing. Knowledge can lead to freedom. Don’t get too pushy, even if you feel someone is being rather unfair in their actions towards you. Don’t get into unwinnable arguments.
TAURUS: You want to investigate, dig below the surface, and to influence companions, so you will be mustering up all your persuasive force and vigour. It is just important not to run into opposition from other people by pushing too hard. If you do put too much compulsive energy behind your words, other people will back off. You will be passionate in your search for truth and knowledge. People who hold different views may have a powerful influence on your thinking and life.
GEMINI: Maybe you want to teach others things that they need to know, or maybe someone is doing the same for you. If everyone can be straightforward and not allow a note of self righteousness to creep in then everything will work well. But keeping detached will be the key. Your feelings aren’t that light hearted now. Maybe you are wary of being pushed around by authority figures. If you are tempted to act secretly to avoid confrontations it may not be entirely wise.
CANCER: You may come across as being a bit more forceful than you intend. Although you may not hear it and will only notice it in other people’s reactions to what you’re saying. You’re tending now to attract yourself to stronger personalities in your everyday encounters or close partnerships. Maybe in long running relationships you’ve noticed a change in recent days. You want to move together one way and your better half has other ideas. So you end up in a minor tug of war.
LEO: Try to open up to other people a little bit more. Maybe you feel you would be humiliated if you disclose all your best ideas. But in fact you will gain from creative discussions. You give to companions, they give to you. The important thing is that the truth is what matters at the end of the day, not who’s saying it. You will flourish in any situations where you are able to upgrade or regenerate them. Just try not to be too controlling.
VIRGO: You need to step back and be more tolerant, a little bit more light-hearted or light-handed in the way you handle conversations and discussions now. Keep an open mind on almost everything, and don’t become so kind of tunnel-visioned that you can’t see anything beyond what you are talking about. You are certainly not taking your emotional life lightly at the moment. You are either on people or off them in a major way. There doesn’t seem to be a half-way house.
LIBRA: Be slightly careful about how you handle things now. It’s important not to become obsessed with one matter, so focused in on the tiny detail that you can’t see the broad picture. If you look too deeply into it, you may end up even getting a bit gloomy. You do want much deeper connections now not only with your close family, but also with the earth. You want to feel you belong and are firmly rooted. You will have a new sense of meaning.
SCORPIO: Don’t get suspicious and don’t make judgments before you have all the information at your fingertips. When you find the answers, make sure you don’t push them too hard at other people. You might be tempted to be over-forceful. This is not the time to be frivolous, or too scattered. But it may help if you keep your sense of humour handy. Your words will carry weight so you will be respected for your wisdom and the depth of your understanding.
SAGITTARIUS: Maybe there has been some kind of a mystery that you want to get to the bottom of, or you want to get below the surface layer of reality, right down to the essence of things. You will find long-term answers if you persist. You can start to build better securities now though you will have to understand what went wrong in the past. If you keep doing things the old way it won’t work. You need to clear the decks, and start again.
CAPRICORN: Watch a tendency to be intense, even slightly obsessive. If you can be tolerant of other people’s viewpoint, open to feedback then you will make progress faster. At times like this you may notice a tendency in yourself to over control companions or your environment which can lead to resentment and very tense confrontations. But as you learn to let go and welcome in new experiences you will find that you are coping with a wide variety of situations in new and helpful ways.scop-icon-5
AQUARIUS: If you are feeling a little bit frustrated because companions are shutting off what you are saying, then you will need to rethink your approach. Sometimes the harder you push, the more they resist. Gentle persuasion will work best, or even be slightly devious. Go the long way round rather than slapping your views on the table with a thump. You do need the chance to dig beneath the surface of your life to explore what is really bothering you at the moment.
PISCES: Communication is a two-way process, so you may be listening a bit more to other people. The more you hear what they have to say, the better it will be in the long run. The atmosphere in friendships or team relationships may be difficult to deal with lightly at the moment. There can be jealousy or possessiveness around which is hard to handle calmly and tactfully. You need to be honest in a quiet way on an ongoing basis otherwise tensions will build up.