Horoscope for August 19, 2016

Courtesy: Marjorie Orr

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be a time to get a grip of problems with loved ones and in your social life. Even if it feels like a slog, put in the effort and persistence to waken up your relationships and leisure activities. Money will flow in faster and probably out again as quickly since you’ll want to pamper yourself. Have a care with joint finances since not everyone around is reliable. Your positive attitude will open new doors for you in the year ahead.

ARIES: Fitting in with the crowd can have its compensations since you have many more people around to flit amongst. But then you lose the rewards of intimacy and being the sole focus of someone special’s attention. What you really want is both the freedom of a network of friends, and the adoration of close partners. It may test your ingenuity but it is possible. Today you could become possessive and jealous if you’re in a long-running relationship. You’ll also be tempted to manipulate a bit since you’ll want your own way.
TAURUS: You could feel badly done to, since it’s all work and no play for a while. Don’t get gloomy as it is only a passing blip. Saturn always demands discipline and makes indulging yourself difficult. Nothing superficial is holding your attention at the moment. You have a clear, rather analytical approach which cuts through all the irrelevancies and cuts through to the heart of things. This directness may not always endear you to others, but you will not easily give way in discussions.
GEMINI: With the Moon close to vague Neptune you may be feeling slightly lacklustre, day dreamy and certainly not in the mood for practical chores. Concentration and motivation may be lacking, so give yourself a break. You do have a capacity to handle joint finances well, but must try at the moment to avoid committing yourself to situations which may make you feel trapped in the days ahead. Just tread softly, move cautiously, and check out all the options before coming to a decision.
CANCER: The Moon is in flowing aspect to Pluto, so you will be able to sort out quite a few situations which have been bugging you for a few days. Pluto is great for cleaning out, re-organising and generally unravelling muddles. It puts you back in control. Certain close partnerships may be going through a process of upheaval. There will be strains around, maybe even odd moments of bitterness. But if you can understand what is really going on then you will forge stronger links in the days to come.
LEO: Your lazy steak will be more obvious than usual, which if you are normally too active, will be no bad thing. You may overspend on luxury items for home, but they will make you feel good. Just don’t go too wild compensating for what you feel you lack elsewhere. Though at work you may be digging your heels in too hard. You could be right, but maybe have not found the best way of persuading workmates. Learning tolerance and a more flexible approach will smooth out tensions and disagreements.
VIRGO: You have certainly no intention of being ignored now. You want to be taken as a person of substance and given much more attention. Try to turn your growing creative talents to good use since your achievements will bring you all the acclaim you seek. If you can channel your over abundance of red hot energy in constructive directions you could achieve a great deal. Try your hand at practical chores, but watch that you are not accident prone. You will find yourself flying into action at home.
LIBRA: Try not to be controlling in your emotional and domestic life. Maybe you are scared of the deep feelings which run under the surface within you or at home. But it would be more productive to go inside yourself and explore these fears and anxieties which stem from childhood. Maybe you have to resolve practical or business problems around your home or family. Knuckle down, get it done and then you can play truant. Face the bottom line and then the only way from there is up.
SCORPIO: You have a real inclination towards investigating every situation you come across right down to its roots. You will get at facts which escape other more superficial minds. At times you can be too negative, looking too much on the black side of life. There may be an odd atmosphere at home since Neptune tends to bring up misunderstandings which are hard to pin down or clear up. Don’t tell little white lies to keep the peace, since they will come out into the open.
SAGITTARIUS: Pluto around is re-organising your attitudes to handling money. It also prompts you to ask whether there are not things in life which have just as much if not more value. You need to get your priorities straight. However well intentioned you are, you need to be absolutely straightforward, since glossing over unpleasantness will not work out as you hope. Your defences could be low so protect yourself better than usual. Luckily, it is only a quickly passing phase.
CAPRICORN: Life should be give and take. Don’t be scared that if you give others knowledge about yourself they will then be able to control you. You will tend to over eat since you want to pamper yourself and perhaps feel that loved ones are being unappreciative, so you have to spoil yourself. You will also avoid arguments since you really cannot be bothered with hassle, but you could end up not standing up for yourself enough with the family or loved ones. scop-icon-5
AQUARIUS: Maybe you are hiding away from yourself and others your need for more influence. It will be difficult for you to open up discussions on certain topics, but it is important that you try. Find someone you can really trust and start to discuss what you really would like to do with your life. You want to be able to make an impression where it matters in the days ahead. At points you may feel like a small volcano about to overflow.
PISCES: You have a real enthusiasm at the moment to be part of a group of like-minded friends. In however small a scale you really do want to create a new situation around you. Maybe some will laugh at you for being an idealist, but you know that visions matter. The Moon at a tricky aspect to Saturn could make you seem chilly and stand offish but really deep down inside you may be feeling shy. Try to open up to those close and explain what you really need.

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