Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, August 9th

The extroverted Sagittarius Moon prompts dramatic conversations as she harmoniously trines messenger Mercury in expressive Leo. The excitement builds as a rock-and-roll square between assertive Mars and explosive Uranus rattles us with lightning-like shocks of awareness. We must find ways to keep the energy moving or it can suddenly erupt. Thankfully, the Moon’s shift into conservative Capricorn at 4:37 pm EDT should help contain the instability.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

You may catch someone off guard with the way you exercise your self-determination today as unpredictable Uranus electrifies your ruling planet Mars. Naturally, honesty is your best policy, but your delivery style may be more important now than what you actually say. Don’t state something for the shock value alone or you could lose the trust you gained by telling the truth.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

Someone’s erratic behavior could mess up your day and turn your schedule upside down. Fortunately, you’re able to handle the situation today, but you would prefer others to stick to the original plan. Don’t waste your energy worrying about what else could go wrong; instead, concentrate your attention on what you can do now to minimize any additional problems that might arise.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

Your nervous energy may create a few headaches today, yet there is a simple solution: stay in touch with your own feelings no matter what happens. If you bottle up your emotions they are likely to explode, so get out and move your body instead of sitting around waiting for a meltdown to happen. It’s better to express your feelings in small doses gradually, rather than precipitating a crisis by revealing everything all at once.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may keep your thoughts and feelings to yourself today because you’re embarrassed by what you want. Although you believe that your little secret is safe, you’re probably more transparent than you think. Your closest friends will suspect that you’re holding something back, but they know you well enough not to pry. Thankfully, your current shyness will pass if you can just get over your fears and insecurities. Your smartest strategy is sharing your inner process with a trustworthy friend.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You can be so forthright today that you might shock others. Ironically, your intentions aren’t likely any different than usual, but there’s no reason to hide anything now. Your old defense mechanisms have been worn down and you currently don’t have the strength to build up new ones. Just remember that everyone doesn’t need to know every miniscule detail. Paint your picture in broad strokes for the best effect.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

It’s not easy to find an emotionally safe place to stand today, for you might feel as if your life is out of balance. You believe that you should remain silent and continue to do your job, yet you may be compulsively driven to even an old score. Avoid the temptation to act impulsively because you could do something that is totally out of character. Consider less radical alternatives to express your anger. You’ll be able to keep your dignity intact with a more moderate response.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

You have entered a very social phase and you would enjoy being around more like-minded people, but you aren’t interested in losing your individuality in the crowd. You might even try to do something that enables you to stand out from everyone else. However, before initiating action that you’ll regret, rethink your motives. Putting yourself in the spotlight may not be as smart a move as it seems in the moment. Be your authentic self and nothing else.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You assume that you know what others expect from you at work, and you want to please them. Unfortunately, you could take on too much now, making it difficult to decide what to do first. Still, you could lose your temper today if someone criticizes how you are doing your job. But instead of overreacting, channel your emotions into the tasks at hand. You are wiser to focus and get as much done as possible than to add to any more drama to the current situation.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You may think that you know how to fix a problem in a relationship, yet your solution could make matters even worse now by stirring up unnecessary anxiety. Ironically, your answer may be quite intelligent, but executing your plan falls short of your high expectations. Rushing to the rescue isn’t the smartest strategy now; move slowly and give yourself enough time to consider the alternatives before committing to one path.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

You like to lean on conservative tactics when your life gets too crazy. Mechanically going through the motions is one way to buy time while things settle down. Unfortunately, reverting back to your old routine won’t work now because something must change for you to feel satisfied. You may be tempted toward extreme solutions like turning everything upside down all at once. However, taking lots of tiny steps is a much better strategy than attempting one gigantic leap before you’re ready.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You want others to acknowledge your contributions at work today, but this desire for respect may bring more frustration than satisfaction. It’s challenging to stay in touch with your emotions while also fulfilling your responsibilities. It feels as if you can only do one or the other, but not both. Nevertheless, the most practical approach is to keep modifying your actions as needed. Practicing flexibility now is your secret weapon.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

You have more on your plate than you can handle today and too many tasks can distract you from finishing anything at all. You might have plans with family or friends that have to be changed unexpectedly due to circumstances that are beyond your control. Even if the situation seems urgent, you still have job-related responsibilities that cannot be ignored. There may not be any quick fixes available; multi-tasking the best you can is your only viable option.