Your Daily Horoscopes for August 2

Today our heads are filled with thoughts and words that can feel stuck as messenger Mercury stands still in the sky to begin its 24-day retrograde cycle. Traditional astrological wisdom reminds us that communication can become stressed, deadlines are missed and plans unravel during this cycle. Furthermore, words may be misunderstood with Mars in restless Gemini scattering our energy while the Moon in discriminating Virgo narrows our thinking.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

All your senses are on red alert today and your acute perceptions register every single nuance in your immediate environment. Unfortunately, you could be so sensitive now that you start noticing things that aren’t actually there. Be careful with your judgments about what is real; you might be making up stories to justify what’s in your imagination without even realizing it.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Your friends and associates seem to be out of step with the rest of the world while you are marching to the beat of a reliable drummer today. The Moon and Mercury are in fellow earth sign Virgo, helping you maintain a steady pace, even if fleet-footed Mercury screeches to a halt. Unfortunately, you can easily work yourself into an anxious state if you try to complete everything in front of you. Don’t rush; do what you do well and practice patience with yourself and others.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your key planet Mercury turns retrograde today, emphasizing many forms of exchange, including verbal interactions, written correspondence and monetary transactions. You think that you are being very clever, but might discover that you only outsmarted yourself. Being mentally agile is a useful trait, but now it’s more useful to stick with the plan. Don’t let your curiosity tempt you to search for solutions to problems that haven’t even surfaced yet.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You have already looked over your daily calendar enough times to realize that there’s no easy way to fit in everything today. You must face the facts and decide what needs to be eliminated. Unfortunately, talking about your current perspective may be a lot easier than actually narrowing it. Still, you will feel much better after you postpone a few things on your current schedule and kindly explain that it’s just not possible for you to do so much at this time.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You may be losing momentum at work and fears begin to surface about your long-term financial security. Although you’re ready to shore up your cash flow, it could take longer than you realize to put everything back in order. Still, you’re ready to take action because you don’t want money issues to become more problematic in the weeks ahead. Remember, there’s no need to spend what you don’t have just to keep up appearances. It’s more important to get back to basics so you can make it all work out.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

You are struggling as you consider two divergent approaches to life with the Moon in your practical sign while Mars is in noisy Gemini. You might try to limit the amount of data you need to handle now, but the information keeps coming. Thankfully, you can manage the situation by remaining open-minded while sorting through the details later. Don’t waste time trying to figure out what’s right; the answers will come to you organically on their own.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You feel as if others are pressuring you to complete a project today, but your current deadlines don’t make any sense at all. Unfortunately, you might have a hard time tying up loose ends. The more you work, the less finished it seems. Overreacting isn’t helpful; just do the absolute best you can and then quit stressing out. If something has to fall behind, let it go without resistance. You can do more harm than good if you hurry up and rush your work.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You may need to make time for a serious relationship discussion with a close friend or partner. However, you might find yourself having a rerun of a recent conversation. You’re not interested in looking back now because you want to see forward movement. Be patient and remember that you’re in a holding pattern for the next few weeks. You’ll have time to express yourself later on down the road.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are growing concerned that your life is heading into a serious roadblock. Actually, you may be forced to change directions if you’re not willing to slow down considerably. There’s no need for an immediate decision today, but the sooner you begin discussing your fears with someone you trust, the faster you’ll be able to regain a clear perspective.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You may be very thankful that you have a plan now, even if it will take a while to put it all into motion. When Mercury turns retrograde today, you’re ready to dig in your heels and be serious about reaching your destination. You excel at calculating how to act to get what you want, especially if long-range goals are involved. Nevertheless, gaining control of your day will actually help you gain more control of your life.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You may feel like you have a bit of deep magic at your disposal today, yet it’s not yours to use for personal gain. But answers are more likely to come to you through dreams now, instead of rational logic, so don’t seek solutions through the usual channels. Although your words might backfire on you, using images and employing symbolic gestures can strongly impact the outcome of your work.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You may feel like a Fish out of water with the Moon in dry Virgo and Mercury turning retrograde in your 7th House of Others. You long for deeper personal connections in your life, but your friends seem to be more emotionally reserved than you prefer. Fortunately, your imagination may hold the keys to the kingdom, but it’s easy to get confused by everything you don’t yet understand. Don’t push too hard for answers; be content with what you know for now and let the rest come in its own time.