Daily Horoscope

General Daily Insight August 05, 2017
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Aries (March 21 – April 19)
There is a complex mixture of powerful and subtle cosmic forces at play. However clear your intentions may be, it’s all too easy to misread the signs and head off in the wrong direction. But making a mistake is not inevitable if you remember that your perceptions are unreliable today. Nevertheless, your efforts to untangle the separate threads of confusion help you navigate through these tricky waters. Avoid jumping to conclusions now, even if the facts seem obvious. Rethinking a major decision before taking action is your best defense.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You take pride in your ability to cut through the excess noise in life and determine where you stand, so you can figure out what to do next. Unfortunately, your current position may not be as certain as you wish while fuzzy Neptune is busy confusing reality. Rather than performing mundane chores or developing concrete plans, give yourself the gift of dreams today. Although you are a down-to-earth Taurus, you still need time to let your mind wander. Novelist Joe Meno wrote, “Imagination is a place where all the important answers live.”
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Although you might be inclined to follow a whim and do something just for fun, you still want to be productive today. For example, flying a kite could be a lovely diversion, but you prefer to participate in an organized competition so your playtime can be justified. Nevertheless, you’ll feel better in the long run if you compartmentalize your ambition and channel it into your job-related responsibilities next week. Work hard; play harder.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
It’s never any fun to feel as if you’re being pushed into a corner, but today you’re unwilling to let things go that far. You can’t help but see right through someone’s charm if they are operating with self-serving motives. Fortunately, you can nip the bud of control before it even flowers. A proactive strategy is better than waiting until a crisis develops. Just make sure that you’re not a victim of your own imagination now. Don’t end up fighting windmills like Don Quixote. Plato advised, “Take charge of your thoughts. You can do what you will with them.”
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You are standing at a fork in the road and don’t know how to proceed. You can feel the gravity tugging in two different directions today as your responsible side pulls one way and your playful side pulls the other. Unfortunately, you won’t be satisfied with either path because you don’t want to eliminate anything from your day. Sometimes the only winning strategy is to change the rules of the game. Creating a third route that honors your outer adult and your inner child breaks you free from the either/or dilemma. Author Napoleon Hill wrote, “The only limits in your life are the ones you create with your mind.”
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You can’t tell whether people seem more confused than usual now or if it’s just your foggy imagination. Your first inclination is to help others find their way since you believe your perspective is accurate. However, once an honest conversation begins, everyone seems to make more sense somehow; today’s lesson is that reality is more complex than you think. All the facts in the world won’t tell the whole story. A. Artemis wrote, “The intuitive mind is where genius resides.”
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Finalizing your schedule for the weekend is daunting because there are so many variables in the mix. Although decision-making can be a sore spot for you ambivalent Libras, making up your mind is not the problem now. The fact is you could easily let your preferences be known if you felt like it. If anything, you wish everyone would leave you to your own devices today so you can float along without an agenda. C.S. Lewis wrote, “Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.”
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You are motivated to achieve something special today, and you’re not afraid to share your goals with others when there is a reason. But recent events continue to raise flags, urging you to reassess your priorities. Instead of stubbornly resisting change, open your mind to all the possibilities that you previously set aside. Don’t modify your plans yet; instead, use this time to explore your fantasies without acting on them. Good things come to those who wait.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Your long-term goals are in the midst of a transformation and you’re unsure yet what it all means. Although you’ve had to defend your choices in the past, you’re not as likely to fight for your self-determination now — if only because your new direction is still ambiguous. Your perspective on the future is changing and it’s healthy to let the process continue without forcing a conclusion. In fact, stepping outside the norms might be the necessary catalyst that frees you from old restrictive habits. Albert Einstein said, “The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.”
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You are a conundrum to others today because you appear to be grounded, yet upon closer examination you’re not. You might try to keep your feet firmly planted on stable ground, but your thoughts are emotionally charged now and can pull you off center. Fortunately, you are on the precipice of manifesting an unfulfilled dream and surrendering to your imagination is key to your success. Floating into the unstructured realms of fantasy is most productive if it’s a temporary detour. Once the magic of creativity reinfuses your soul, come back to Earth and make it real. Speak as if it already exists. Act as if it’s already yours.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
You are trying to be more transparent now because you want others to know what’s most important to you. However, they might be distracted by your sudden shift of energy; today you’re advertising the secrets you were hiding yesterday. Nevertheless, time is on your side. Most people will come around as they become aware of your good intentions. But don’t take advantage of the current situation by trying to manipulate the dynamics for your own benefit. The Dalai Lama said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You’re grateful to find time for a bit of unabashed self-indulgence as you close your eyes and dream. But entertaining your fantasies can also be facilitated by an lazy Netflix binge or a sunny day at the beach. However you choose to escape the humdrum world today, leave your guilt behind. You’re not evading your responsibilities, only postponing them. Toy-maker Roger von Oech wrote, “Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.”

Written by Master Astrologer, Rick Levine