HOROSCOPES: AUGUST 1, 2020
MOON ALERT: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The moon is in Capricorn.
IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actor Jason Momoa (1979) shares your birthday. You are a leader. You survive by making decisive decisions fast. It’s encouraging to see that your hard work will start to pay off this year! Channel your energy and focus on building solid foundations now and for the future. Work with purpose. Physical exercise will be important, which is why you might want to explore something physical that you enjoy doing.
Aries (March 21-April 19): Today is full of potential conflicts with parents, bosses, authority figures and the police. It generally takes two to create a conflict. Therefore, choose not to be part of this formula. Don’t take the bait. Stay frosty.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Power struggles are likely. For starters, avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues, which are classic triggers for arguments with most people. Don’t do anything that will disturb your peace of mind.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Disputes about shared property or differing values might arise. Because these prickly vibes are present today, postpone these discussions for another day. This doesn’t mean you can’t have them, or that you can’t discuss these subjects — but don’t do this today. Capisce?
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Needless disputes might arise because of an irritable reaction to a boss, parent, partner, or close friend. This will only get you in hot water. (Hey, the only thing that should be in hot water is a teabag.) You want to get to the bottom of something — and you might.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Try not to overpower or convince someone to agree with you today, especially about political or religious issues. Don’t even go there. This is a poor day for important discussions because many people want to fight. Run away! Run away!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Today you might clash with a friend or a member of a group about the mandate of the group or the funding of the group or how to spend a certain amount of money. Arguments related to kids or social occasions might also arise. Patience is your best friend today. Try it.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is a classic day for disputes with others. In part, this is because people are obsessed with their point of view today — and this includes you. Obviously, this is a poor day for a reasonable discussion about anything.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t try to coerce others into agreeing with your way of thinking today, no matter how passionate or obsessed you are with your ideas. People are not listening to each other. Everyone is at odds with each other. Therefore, set these differences aside and just be friends.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Money disputes are a drag today. They might arise over a social occasion, sports or something to do with the care and education of children. No matter how strongly you feel about an issue, this is a poor day for this kind of discussion. Postpone for another day. (You’ll be glad you did.)
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Someone might try to indoctrinate you today or persuade you to agree with their ideas. They might entice you by releasing secrets or telling you something you didn’t know. Tension at home is also likely. Give all of this a wide berth! Remind yourself of why you love these people. Stick with that.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Everybody wants to hold the talking stick today and force others to listen to them. Don’t get sucked into this. Don’t make a big deal about anything. Instead, seek out solitude and any environment that will promote your peace of mind. Do yourself this favor.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Squabbles about money, possessions, kids and social events are par for the course today. It’s hard to keep others happy, so don’t even try. Instead, focus on what makes you happy. Relax. Look for common ground with others. Buy an ice cream cone.