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Horoscope for Aug. 8, 2018

Moon Alert

We have the “all clear” today to shop and do business. The moon is in Cancer.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re full of creative ideas today, which is a good thing because you are the artisan of the zodiac. This is also a strong day for sports, playful activities with children and a variety of social gatherings. You’re pumped!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You are clear and forthright about what you want during family discussions today, especially with a parent. Not only will you express yourself freely, you have specific ideas about what you want to do regarding home repairs and home projects.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today you will say what you mean and mean what you say because your ruler Mercury is lined up with the sun. Oh yeah! This makes you forthright and direct. That’s why this is a strong day for those of you in sales, marketing, teaching, acting and writing.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You have strong opinions about financial matters today and you won’t hesitate to share them. If shopping, you know what you want to buy and you intend to get it. If you have moneymaking ideas, you will voice them as well. People will know what you want.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today Mercury is lined up with the sun in your sign, which means you’re eager to talk to others. You will be an active agent in making things happen. You’re keen to make travel plans and plans for the future. Nevertheless, do keep in mind that Mercury is retrograde right now, so easy does it.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a fabulous day for research of any kind because you will roll up your sleeves and dig in. You’ll be like a dog with a bone. You are mentally alert and you have dogged perseverance. Your mind is focused and quick to see the big picture.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You will be convincing today if you are speaking to clubs, groups and organizations. Even in casual conversations with friends, you will hold sway because you believe in what you’re saying and others will be convinced by your rhetoric.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A conversation with a parent or boss today will be direct and perhaps a bit “in your face.” You will handle this because you are verbally adroit today. You will articulate your wishes with fervor and drive. You might also attract someone who speaks with as much intensity. An interesting day!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This is a fabulous day to study anything because you have a lot of mental energy and mental focus. You will want to learn things that are new. You might also want to make travel plans. You’re keen to make fresh discoveries and satisfy a deep, insatiable curiosity.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

In discussions about shared property, inheritances or insurance, you will be persuasive and convincing! Oh yes, people will sit up and listen to you. This puts you in the driver’s seat if you have to defend your own best interests. Make sure you know what you want first.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

In discussion with others today, you will experience a rapid exchange of ideas and plans with someone. You might initiate a communication or someone might approach you and talk to you with enthusiasm. That’s because people want to exchange their point of view today — including you.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You’re ready to tackle some hands-on duties at work today. You won’t mind taking care of routine paperwork, especially things that involve sending and receiving, because you want to finish the job. “Let’s get this done!” Why not?

If Your Birthday Is Today

Princess Beatrice of York (1988) shares your birthday today. You are responsible, realistic, stable and grounded. Others know they can rely on you. This year you are wrapping up a nine-year cycle. That is why it is a time of completions and taking inventory. Expect to say goodbye to people, places and possessions. The good news is you are moving away from heavy burdens to something new and lighter!