Horoscope for August 17, 2015
|ARIES: This is a couple of days when other people demand a lot of you. You’re having to go out of your way to make sure that everyone is being well looked after. If you feel a bit emotionally squashed because of that, try and give yourself a few tiny treats through the day. You do not always find it easy at the moment to get close in intimate situations since you are holding part of yourself back in reserve and can feel rather mistrustful.|
|TAURUS: You will be promoting yourself in a very strong way, looking for the limelight. You’ll be flirting, laughing, singing and dancing. There’ll be more emotional depth in relationships with loved ones, whether they’re children, adults or indeed social com-panions. You are exceptionally loyal where it matters, ready to stick it out through thick and thin for the sake of the people in your life who really matter. This is great, though you tend to be a little less fun loving than you once were.|
|GEMINI: Even if you are on your own for a little while, it won’t actually bother you very much because the Moon’s position today is a hint to cool down, calm down and get away from hassle, hustle and aggravation. You don’t want to be overwhelmed by the things of the outside world. You will be finding it easier to be patient, meticulous about detail. Just don’t get obsessed with getting jobs done perfectly, and constantly correcting for not speaking correctly. Be tolerant.|
|CANCER: You’ll find at points today the words spill out all over the place and other people may get a bit avalanched and miss out on the sense, so you have to stand back and try to come to a few conclusions before you leap back out again. Children or loved ones maybe landing heavier responsibilities on you than usual. In response, you may find yourself constantly setting rules and regulations for them, and becoming too strict. Let your inner child out to play and be less rigid.|
|LEO: Sort out your priorities and decide what really is of value to you. With the Moon in Virgo, you might be tempted to think that money all that matters. But there are other things, which hold every bit as much interest for you, and can lift your spirits when you are feeling low. You may be slightly wary of your emotions, feeling that what is around you is a little chilly or ungiving. Maybe you have to put work before pleasure. Try to lighten up more often.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be wonderful a good deal of the time with high enthusiasm, dynamic energy and a great deal of luck and confidence. You’ll be sociable, charming and attract favourable attention. There will be tricky problems at home or within the family to resolve which will take tact and determination. Your personal finances should flourish, though you’ll have to watch information coming your way that won’t all be what it seems.
|VIRGO: When you stand still you will be equally good at giving reassuring support in return. You will come across as kind, caring, emotionally sensitive though rather restless. You will be unduly sensitive to the undercurrents in the emotional atmosphere, which makes you more sympathetic. Because you are very determined and more deliberate than usual when it comes to mental work, you understand serious subjects which were once a mystery to you. You are double-checking, so you are likely to be more accurate than chatterboxes.|
|LIBRA: You may feel a little bit discouraged or low in self-esteem, but there’s really no need. Don’t assume that being left to your own devices is a bad thing, or a sign you’re unlovable. Treat it as a blessing in disguise, to give yourself – emotionally, at any rate – a bit of space. Learning the lessons of generosity may come hard at the moment but they will pay off. You may be slightly shorter of money than you might like, but you should not withhold your feelings.|
|SCORPIO: It’s important to get the right kind of emotional contact with friends and other people, partly for affectionate support, partly because you want to bounce ideas off them for the future. This is your time to set the agenda for the next month and whoever is around can help you sort out your options. You will have a rigid discipline about getting things done. You have learned recently to be more self-sufficient, but don’t let that cut you off from companions especially those who are struggling.|
|SAGITTARIUS: If you want more prominence, you’re going to have to do things that draw other people’s attention to you. So do what suits the influential people at work or out in your community. Cater for their needs, not your own, and then you will get all the compliments you want. Coming to grips with your self doubts, which all of us have, is vital for your sense of well-being and enjoyment. You can weigh friends down with your emotional problems.|
|CAPRICORN: In a restless mood, you want to be anywhere other than where you are, but if you are stuck in the one place, go talk to more adventurous people, even find some stretching book to read. You really can’t be bothered with practical routines. Sometimes you don’t trust everyone to pull together in team situations. This tends to make you seem slightly stiff, always insisting on rules and regulations, rather than letting everyone pitch in as they probably will in their own way at their own pace.|
|AQUARIUS: There will be certain points in the day when you want to get down into the depths to investigate, to stand steady until you find long-term answers. They may be to do with financial or emotional matters, or more fundamental questions you are asking yourself. Workmates may find you a bit of a control freak and over rigid in your attitudes. You are insisting on sticking to the straight and narrow but with good reason. You know good organisation, attention to detail and determination will pay off.|
|PISCES: In your closest rela-tionships, both at work and at home, you may be clutching a little more than usual, hanging on to partners. Don’t get jealous and possessive if they aren’t exactly fitting in with what you want. Just move over and get in step with them. You will be working extra hard now to improve your understanding of the world. You are perhaps also struggling to find new spiritual beliefs in life, since your old outlook does not hold the same appeal any more.|
courtesy: Marjorie Orr