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Horoscope for August 3, 2018

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions until 3:15 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Aries into Taurus.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Be aware of the restrictions of the Moon Alert today because something unexpected will impact your earnings, your cash and your possessions. Therefore, be alert and stay on top of your game to avoid loss or a sudden reversal. Be careful shopping.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today the moon is in your sign late in the day. At that time, it suddenly lines up with wild, wacky Uranus, which makes you feel impulsive, restless and rebellious. This day is definitely a bit of a crapshoot so keep your eyes open. Be aware of the Moon Alert above.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Something going on behind the scenes, especially later this afternoon, might catch you off guard or make you feel ill at ease or restless. It’s not a big deal, but it’s there. Therefore, keep your eyes open and guard against knee-jerk reactions. Get all your facts before you make an important decision.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Later this afternoon, a female acquaintance might surprise you. (Perhaps a stranger?) More likely it is a friend or a member of a group who suggests something different or unusual. (“Do we keep our clothes on?”) But you might also meet a real character. It’s not a boring day!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Keep your wits about you because later this afternoon, some kind of interaction with an authority figure — boss, parent, teacher or the police — will surprise you or be unexpected (like a speeding ticket). If you are upset with your boss, don’t quit your day job. Give everything a sober second thought.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Travel plans might be interrupted this afternoon. This could mean that a planned trip is delayed or detoured. Or the reverse, it might mean you never expected to go anywhere and suddenly you have to travel! Surprising news from afar might arise.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You might want to double check your banking and any issues related to inheritances, shared property and insurance because this afternoon something unexpected could impact these areas. It might even be a surprise that affects your partner’s earnings. Be alert.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A close friend or partner will have a surprise for you later today. They might say or do something you least expect. Or something might happen to them? Someone might want to change the nature of the relationship. For example, they might want more freedom in the relationship. Could be tricky.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your work routine will be interrupted late in the day due to staff shortages, power outages, fire drills, computer problems, equipment breakdowns — something unexpected. It won’t be huge but something will occur. Likewise, something unexpected might impact your health.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Parents should be extra vigilant because this afternoon is an accident-prone time for your kids. Meanwhile, social outings will be unpredictable. You might get a surprise invitation to go somewhere. Or a planned outing might be canceled or changed. Sports events will be unpredictable!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Something unexpected will impact your home routine this afternoon. Small appliances might break down or minor breakages could occur. Surprise company might appear at your door. (Stock the fridge.) It could be something fun — or not. Fingers crossed!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Be careful because this is an accident-prone day for you, especially in the afternoon. Or perhaps, something unexpected will occur? Surprise news might arrive. You might also meet someone new or see new places because something to do with your everyday surroundings will suddenly change.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Evangeline Lilly (1979) shares your birthday today. You are witty and entertaining; nevertheless, you are always crystal clear about your plans and what you say. This year you will simplify your life and build solid foundations. Hard work and effort pay will pay off. Focus your energy in one direction. Physical exercise is important. Explore yoga, martial arts or jogging — any physical discipline that you enjoy.