For Friday, Aug. 4, 2017: ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Extremes mark the next few days. Conversations have a vivid quality to them. People might go to excess when discussing certain details. Your sixth sense comes through, and as a result, you’ll need to pay more attention to it. Test out your ideas. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Keep reaching out to someone at a distance. You will have a meeting of the minds, as long as you remain open. Optimism defines your interactions. You might want to make a major purchase, but you’ll want to weigh the pros and cons first. Tonight: Follow a friend’s lead.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You enjoy relating to others on a one-on-one basis whenever you can, whether it be in business or in your personal life. You will see a big difference once you get through a change that you have been fighting. You appreciate having others’ support. Tonight: Say “yes.”
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Your conversations are likely to reveal various possibilities that until now have not been thought of. Feedback might be more important than you realize. The more discussions you have, the better the results will be. Ask a friend for his or her input. Tonight: Launch into the weekend.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
At the last minute, you could wind up completing someone else’s work. Try not to take on too much responsibility. Communication flourishes, and you seem to have unusual ease working through the details. Return calls and confirm weekend plans. Tonight: Put up your feet.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Your imagination and practicality merge together. Allow your work to speak for itself. Others receive your messages and prove to be highly responsive to any matter that you present. Use care when making purchases, as you could go overboard. Tonight: Paint the town red.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Stay centered, and know that you can’t go wrong if you remain true to yourself. Your words seem to carry a certain type of seductiveness with them. Opportunities emerge from out of the blue. As a result, you might opt to head in a new direction. Tonight: Stay close to home.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Reach out for more information. You might be excited to learn that you have more options than you originally had anticipated. Know that everything will fall into place, despite any obstacles you encounter. A new friend might serve as your muse. Tonight: Catch up with friends.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Be aware of the costs of continuing on your present path. If you are not comfortable, let others know, and veer off. You will want to stay in close communication with those around you. Avoid obsessing over another issue in your mind. Tonight: Treat a friend to a fun night.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Go for more of what you want. When you notice that you’re on a roll, don’t hesitate to pursue a long-term wish. A parent or higherup appreciates your attention. You might not be aware of how important your communication is to this person. Tonight: In the limelight.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You sense a whirlwind of activity happening around you. Some things you can’t change, and others you can’t define. Try not to get stuck in what you think you should say as opposed to what you want to say. Relax and go with the flow. Tonight: Follow through on plans.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Avoid a power play, and you will be more content. A meeting cannot be postponed, nor do you want it to be. You will like the outcome if you stick to the plan. You might need to avoid a controlling individual right now. Your instincts are right-on. Tonight: Tap into your imagination.
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