Horoscope for today - Free Daily Horoscope - August 4 2017
● General: The folks you're associating with have been absolutely enjoying your company and truly learning from you. They've decided to act on what you've taught them, too. So however subtle their message is, and however subtly they're delivering it, rest assured you'll recognize it. You may need to ask them to tone down their rhetoric just a touch, though -- it might be too intense for you right now.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: Sometimes, no matter how much time and energy you pour into your job, a project just doesn't come together right away. Don't get frustrated. Take a break and turn your attention to something else for a while.
● Finances: Life is full of challenges, so help yourself be up for them. If all you did was earn a profit, you'd get soft. Think of this as a time to get fit, emotionally, spiritually and even physically.
● Love: A casual meeting goes awry, and you want to give this person a piece of your mind. A lasting connection is possible if you go into the encounter with clarity and compassion, not revenge, in mind.
● General: As usual, you have a specific plan and a definite goal in mind. You'll be especially focused on making this idea become a reality, and you'll be convinced it can actually happen, mostly because you've been working so hard to be upfront and honest about it. So when someone comes to you and asks whether you're ready -- be honest and don't push yourself. Take your time. This can work.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: The solution to a battle over the direction of a project could be as simple as giving in to a strong-willed colleague. Consider whether this is worth the effort, and choose your strategy accordingly.
● Finances: If only cash were your constant companion. Life is not that easy. Look to something more reliable, like friendship. Camaraderie, affection, or even romance should look like attractive substitutes right about now.
● Love: Your effortless charm sparks all kinds of connections where you thought none was possible. Suddenly, new partnerships spring up all over the place. Make sure you get out there and mix it up.
● General: A family member who tried to spring a surprise on you yesterday will be treated to at least the same shock today -- coming right back at them. In other words, you won't bite -- not one little nip -- but you'll definitely shock them. After all, if you still feel the need to return the favor, at least you'll make yours a pleasant surprise. And why not? It's not as if you have anything to lose. You, after all, were warned by their haste -- a big plus.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: Sure, staff meetings may be a bore, but there's no getting around it: You have to put up with them if you want to get ahead. Zoning out won't cut it. Better pour some coffee and pay attention.
● Finances: Chatter, chatter, chatter -- someone is wasting your time talking your ear off while bills are piling up. You can't begin to calculate the loss in profits caused by a single busybody, so block them out.
● Love: That certain cute so-and-so finds you extremely intriguing, but you need to keep to yourself. That's fine -- forcing yourself to be gregarious won't help matters. If it's right, this connection will be there when you're ready.
● General: A certain someone you love is much too far away for your taste. Since you can't perform miracles, there's only one thing to do: Pick up the phone and do some serious damage to your long-distance bill -- or break out the Internet camera and camp out together. Maybe you can even plug in the same movie at the same time and watch it together. If that's not romantic, nothing is.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Your energy is at a nearly unprecedented level, making it a great time to launch a new project or write up that proposal you've been tossing back and forth in your mind.
● Finances: Make sure you're in touch with others. Communication is good, so take advantage of the open airwaves. Whether it's a valuable tip or a new connection, you'll be able to clean up.
● Love: When it comes to personal affairs, actions always speak louder than words. If you're not calling this person back, there's a reason. Be honest with yourself. If it's not working out, cut them loose ASAP.
● General: For several weeks, you've been toeing the line, keeping a close watch on your every move and being sure you're following the rules -- it's making you crazy. You've never been good at buckling down and doing what the powers that be command you to do. In fact, you're ordinarily much better at being contrary -- but now you seem to be on the same side, so you're doing your best. Good thing, too. They're looking at you for a promotion.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Take the time to talk to people you would ordinarily brush past; you never know when a brief water-cooler conversation will lead to a meaningful connection. Every person you meet is a new opportunity.
● Finances: It's yet another day to review your budget. But you can only cut corners so many times before you're going around in circles. Review your overall strategy instead.
● Love: In the game of love, you have to take a gamble every now and then. Being literal will only make you afraid. Just keep in mind that even if all you gain is knowledge, you're still going to come out ahead.
● General: Don't even take the chance that you won't catch the phone on the fourth ring. Answer it after three rings, at the very most. Even if you catch their name on the caller ID, just wait. You'll definitely want to hear this -- and you'll want them to believe you were asleep, away or doing anything but wondering if it was them. Don't worry, either. They'll respond beautifully to this tactic. There really is something to be said for playing hard to get.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Sometimes all you need is a lucky break -- and today's your day. Watch for the crazy opportunity and jump on it immediately. You'll be the talk of the town (and your office) when it all comes to fruition!
● Finances: After surviving a dust storm, you can finally begin to see clearly again. Maybe not the small details, but definitely the bigger financial picture. Now help others dust themselves off.
● Love: That analytical energy of yours can be put to good use -- as long as it's not spent obsessing over past relationships. Use it to work out a new budget or a fresh five-year plan for your career instead.
● General: In the mood to play around? Definitely not. Thinking about getting serious with someone you're thinking might just be toying with you? Definitely -- because you just can't believe it's true. Well, have a nice, long, heart-to-heart chat and let your gut tell you what you're up against. You never know. You could well be the person they've been waiting for to break them of their evil ways. That's if anyone can ....
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Put off serious new career commitments until you've determined what your choices are. There may be more options later in the year, so don't jump the gun -- you have plenty of planning time ahead of you.
● Finances: No grudges were held when you all were flush, but suddenly every last loan is coming due. If you're just feeling overwhelmed by it all, then avoid the mess altogether and do nothing, at least for the day.
● Love: Be honest -- you know that this person likes you a lot more than you like them. Playing for keeps if you're not serious about them will only be a very large debit in your romantic karma column. Play fair.
● General: You can't put your finger on it -- not exactly -- but you can tell something is going on you didn't know about. You won't mind unless whoever was supposed to be on your side suddenly seems to have defected. You might also want to consider the fact that someone could be trying to arrange a wonderful surprise for you. Think about it. Because if that's the case, keeping quiet would be your best bet.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: You have a way with people that should make negotiations and recruitment very easy, especially when it comes to folks with different outlooks. You don't have to be aggressive -- just charming.
● Finances: How do you continue to turn a profit despite the bleak market? That's one of your little secrets. Don't let others in on your tricks of the trade, not even to do a friend a favor.
● Love: Big changes happen in your love life, and seemingly all at once. It may not happen on the surface -- look for emotional shifts, which are much more long-lasting and profound. There's no going back, but why would you want to.
● General: You don't need to worry about that hangnail -- or any other trivial issue that's been on your mind -- any more. Whatever was bothering you will quite quickly be over and done with soon. You might think it's because you've had such an eventful few days and you really didn't have time to worry about it, but that's really not the case. It's come to a close. Truly.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: You may find yourself flailing if you don't get your act together. Before you move on to the next project, finish this one -- or find someone who can do it for you.
● Finances: You want to rush ahead with a deal but you just can't. The details are the final authority anyway, so iron them out, even if they drive you crazy.
● Love: Sometimes you just know right away when something's not going to work out. Prolonging your encounters with this person isn't going to make things better. Go with your gut and end things neatly.
● General: Secrets, whispers and intrigue are the specials the cosmic menu is offering up today and that will suit you just fine for once. Ordinarily, you're a big fan of doing things in the most direct manner possible, but at the moment, you're ready, willing and able to provide the world with a dose of mystery. That will go double if the person you've been spending most of your time with lately seems to think it's fun to hide something from you.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: Indecision will impact the bottom line; ignore the temptation to procrastinate. It's a fantastic time to kick off new projects or sign on the dotted line -- whatever it is, get the momentum moving forward.
● Finances: Your accounts may have been soaring but for now they're grounded. The only way to get them in the air again is to do some research. The devil is in the details, today.
● Love: Someone is drawn to you -- or is it that they're drawn to a highly idealized version of you? Make sure you deflate their illusions -- gently. You're pretty terrific as you actually are. There's no need to embellish.
● General: Everyone you usually hang with will urge you to go out tonight and tip back a few green ales. If you're not in the mood, though, don't force yourself. It won't hurt you to miss one gathering with the usual suspects. Besides, once you have your shoes off -- especially considering the week you've been having -- you won't want to go anywhere.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Don't bite your tongue if you find yourself dissatisfied with your current job situation. Let others, especially your boss, know how you're feeling -- chances are they'll be surprisingly receptive to constructive criticism.
● Finances: You're getting the sneaking suspicion that not everyone is on board. Or is it the sinking suspicion? It may seem like everyone has a different agenda, but really there's only one agenda, multiplied: making an individual profit.
● Love: The stars say you can make some amazing leaps when it comes to your romantic life and personal growth. You need to exercise persistence, especially when it comes to difficult or painful areas.
● General: Secrets are usually the easiest thing in the world for you to manage. You just decide you won't talk about them, and that's it. They disappear from your memory. Right now, however, if they're your own secrets, they may not be quite so easy to dismiss. You need to talk them over with someone, and your confidante will be more than agreeable. Just be sure you choose someone who's worthy of that trust.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: You're in this to win, but remember, this is more than just a game. Make sure you're not sacrificing your long-term strategy for a short-term boost in productivity -- the long haul is way more important right now.
● Finances: Things tend to go down in one column and up in another. You're more the analytical type than the emotional type. But even if you've never been that great with relationships, you'll have the golden touch.
● Love: A situation with romantic possibility comes to an end. There's no need to grieve for too long, though -- endings are just beginnings in disguise. A bright new opportunity will soon come your way.