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Horoscope for August 6, 2016

Courtesy: Marjorie Orr

ARIES: You may be looking too much for what’s wrong around you, seeing the flaws and the inadequacies rather than the benefits. It may also not be very easy to open up to other people because you fear they may be critical rather than supportive, but try all the same. You are appreciating differences and distinctions, which others regard as too trivial to bother about. But it does mean that you will spot what they overlook, and that can be highly useful.
TAURUS: Maybe you do feel a bit heavy briefly, but that may just mean you are being realistic, facing the bottom line in one situation. It could be dreary in some ways, but the influences around are very good if you’ve got a lot of mental work to do, things that require disciplined thinking. You may be ignoring certain details in your determination to see the broad sweep at the moment. But because of your carefulness and long term vision, you can plan well.
GEMINI: You do have a very clear view of life now, but it may not endear you to close companions. If you continually point out to them everything that’s wrong, you will end up standing by yourself. Try adding a few compliments if you have to criticise. Watch you are not getting too close to subjects to be able to see them clearly. You may be taking too narrow a view of one situation, selecting some facts and ignoring others for no good reason.
CANCER: If there are slight delays around, don’t get discouraged. Just sound bright, breezy and bouncy, leave it for three or four days and hey presto it will all work itself out. Attitude of mind may be more important than anything else. Think positively and it will work. You are making it your business to know everything about everybody at the moment, since you want to have all the necessary facts at your disposal. Try to find quiet times, when you can collect your thoughts.
LEO: IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be fun-loving, indulgent though serious when it comes to money. You may have disagreements with loved ones over expenses. Try not to be too rigid since your situation is better than most. Looking after health and stamina will be important and not getting yourself locked into no-win discussions at work which will drain your energy. Soon you’ll find a more positive attitude brings good results and new doors will open.
VIRGO: You will be quite sharp about detail at the moment. Where you have specialised or really significant tasks to do, you will find you crack along. Though you won’t necessarily find it very easy to communicate with other people. Saturn around can sometimes creates barriers or maybe you’re just putting yourself across too cautiously. Your boredom threshold is low, and you may jump into action, just to avoid the tedious process of making considered decisions which take account of all the facts.
LIBRA: If you are holding back from a serious discussion with close companions then maybe you need to think of some way of breaking the ice. There may have been more criticism around than usual recently but you could also be misconstruing something you have only half heard. Don’t jump to conclusions. You may be feeling too sensitive on one score and interpret as criticisms things that others say which were never meant to hurt. Don’t over react until you’ve checked out what was intended.
SCORPIO: Trivial amusements may not be uppermost on your mind at the moment which is just as well since they won’t work well just briefly. If you try to be too cheerful, you’ll end up feeling thwarted. Whereas if you try to be serious, you’ll make by far the best of the Saturn influences around. You have a sharp, fast moving mind now. Remember to write things down since you can be absent-minded, forgetting your brilliant inspirations as soon as you have them.
SAGITTARIUS: Try to be fair minded both about your own achievements and those of other people. Remember that you’ve got a sense of humour as well as a sense of what is wrong with life. It is important to break through one communication barrier now but that requires you get companions to listen respectfully to what you have to say. You need to prepare the ground in advance by softening them up. You will want to know the common sense reasons for doing everything.
CAPRICORN: Don’t think on the broad sweep, or fly high. This is very much a time to focus in on the small things. Try to see things exactly as they are, which is never as much fun as looking on the bright side, but might prove to be more useful. If you’re more on your own than usual it’s only a passing phase. You see no reason to pull your verbal punches now, so mates may need a thick skin, because you treasure the truth. scop-icon-5
AQUARIUS: If you can push frivolities to one side just temporarily and do the practical, solid, sensible, get-it-all-together kind of tasks, then you could get a lot of stuff cleared out of the way once and for all. Then you will deserve a break and can disappear off to play truant. You are fairly intense at the moment, maybe more stubborn than usual in discussions. You will have to confront those who share joint responsibilities with you, to sort out better agreements.
PISCES: Your self-esteem is maybe not that great at the moment. Don’t judge yourself by other people’s standards. Just because not everyone fits in with your point of views, doesn’t mean you are necessarily wrong. Give yourself a pat on the back for what you’ve accomplished recently. Luckily you can put on a good show. With Mercury in your opposite sign at the moment you are the diplomat par excellence. Your harmonious way of expressing yourself and desire to keep the peace makes you popular.