Horoscope for August 24, 2016


Courtesy: Marjorie Orr

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be a time to grit your teeth and push on through problems and over obstacles at home. Relations with the family may be tense and irritable but staying calm will be the way to go. Throw your energy into reorganising. Happily your confidence will stay high and your enthusiasm will be undented. More money will come in to boost your morale and allow you to pamper yourself.

ARIES: Everything seems to be getting under your skin, but you feel the circumstances aren’t such that you can lose your temper, which can at least you get it all out into the open. Better by far to be discreet, and plough on steadily, without looking to left or right. Focus on your long term goals and then immediate problems will seem smaller. You want to travel more than usual, or lift your life out of a rut, so start planning. Just don’t cram too much into your schedule.
TAURUS: The influences around now do tend to make everyone rather grind and groan on a bit. Certainly life is not perfect. Indeed, it may even be less perfect than usual. But what can you do? Get real for one thing. This is the way it is and once you accept the bottom line, then everything becomes much easier to handle. Be solid, down-to-earth, be dutiful and you might even come out of the end of it with your halo polished.
GEMINI: Leaping recklessly into telling other people exactly what you think of them in a rather over-abrasive kind of way may be all too tempting but it could backfire. It’s just not very easy at the moment to moderate what you’re trying to say. You either under-do it or overdo it. Luckily, you will be able to sell yourself with more vigour. Your health should feel less strained than it has done recently with Mars having moved on a sign. Just be wary of accidents.
CANCER: You won’t be able to assert yourself as much as you want at the moment. Somehow you feel that the circumstances you are in mean you can’t make much of an impression. Issuing ultimatums will not make any difference, so you know you just have to hold yourself back until the tide turns in your favour. You could be slightly irritable and a little too perfectionist for team relationships at work to be smooth. Go your own independent way and take satisfaction in a job well done.
LEO: Try to keep your energy a little bit more under control. If you scatter off in all directions at work you will only end up hot and cross. As soon as you try to shift into a higher gear you meet immoveable objects. So just move slowly. Indulgence, relaxation and finding your place in the spotlight are your main aims. Just watch that you do not take too many risks if you are sporty since Mars can be a rather headstrong energy.
VIRGO: Although the influences around now tend to give you endurance and stamina, you do have to watch that you’re not straining your body too much or trying to force yourself to do things that you don’t want to do especially at home. Too much willpower can sometimes make you can push yourself past your limits. Try not to take your ill humour out on the family or loved ones or react to provocation. They are probably not the real cause of your problems.
LIBRA: It is important you keep yourself in hand. Be cool, calm, sensible and you’ll find that you end up with a task very neatly and tidily done. All you have to do is stick to the straight and narrow, no matter what the distractions or irritations around you. This is not the time for frivolities or indulgence. You will head straight for heated debates and controversies with the glint of battle in your eye. You will not suffer fools gladly.
SCORPIO: The more cautious you are now the better. There are times when throwing caution to the winds is for the best. But this isn’t one of them. Be exceptionally meticulous and attentive to detail. If anything labour the point and you will find in a few days’ time that you are really glad you did. Mars here can make you unusually intense and rather sensual, so pleasure will be high on your priority list at the moment. Just do not be too impulsive or reckless about taking on new commitments.
SAGITTARIUS: If you can make your goals rather modest then you’ll probably get everything done really very well and get a bit of praise from other people. But if you aim too high, become uppity, too enthusiastic or too exuberant you could come unstuck. It’s all a question of attitude and approach. Relationships may suffer a little since you are not at your most sensitive and at times your foolhardiness could lead you into trouble. Remember the old saying about fools rushing in where angels fear to tread.
CAPRICORN: If you can be patient and knuckle yourself down to doing tiny little things in a rather meticulous kind of way, you will fare better. The trouble with having a Mars/Saturn influence around is that it tends to make you erratic. You get dutiful for a little while, then resentful and fly off the handle. Others can be made to dance to your tune if you cannot dance it yourself. Concentrate on finding out why your anger is so trapped and certain of your actions are self-defeating.scop-icon-5
AQUARIUS: There is an old saying that anything which shoots up fast like plants growing in a swamp, wither just as quickly. Diamonds on the other hand which are produced very slowly under great pressure last for ever. Applied to life it means that persistent effort over time produces long lasting results. Don’t dash in expecting overnight miracles. You like to think of yourself as a good team player but at the moment you find your patience is tested to the limits.
PISCES: The people in your life who have some kind of hold over you seem to be more of a nuisance than usual at the moment. You have ended up feeling discouraged. Blame Saturn which is a real wet blanket. When it is around strongly you can lose your self-confidence. Stand up for yourself but do it tactfully. Certain people may find you threatening as you obviously intend to take over the decision making role. Be aware that charging ahead in a headstrong way could run you into problems.
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