HOROSCOPES: AUGUST 12, 2020
MOON ALERT: Avoid shopping or making important decisions 2:30 to 9 a.m. Chicago time. After that, the moon moves from Taurus into Gemini.
IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actress, comedienne Yvette Nicole Brown (1971) shares your birthday. You are systematic, organized and like to be in control. This year you will see that service to others, especially within your family, is important. This is why you must take care of yourself so that you are a strong resource for yourself and others. Hang out with quality people.
Aries (March 21-April 19): You want to explore ideas. Short trips and a chance to meet new people will please you. Nevertheless, some strong energy is building up in you that could provoke problems with parents, the police, teachers and bosses. (It’s a Mexican standoff.)
Taurus (April 20-May 20): You are the financial wizard of the zodiac and today you’re focused on financial matters —cash flow and earnings. You might be taking care of something that you own. Meanwhile, you are concerned about something but you’re not speaking up.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Today things are inclined to go your way because the moon is in your sign. However, you might find yourself at odds with a friend or a group. As the day wears on, these dynamics become stronger. Let’s face it, it’s a power struggle. Sometimes these are just silly.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Relations with parents, bosses and VIPs are tough. This could be a power struggle or a fierce disagreement. Or possibly, it could be an opportunity to creatively transform something and change it for the better. It’s surprising how many people resist change (including you).
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Today is classic for confrontations about politics, religion, medical issues, racial matters or something to do with the law. You have strong opinions, especially with the sun and Mercury in your sign! It’s very hard to change people’s prejudices.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Disputes about inheritances, insurance issues, government money or shared property might come to a head today. People will have strong feelings about these issues. Quite likely, whatever happens will be a bit public and people will notice you or hear your opinions.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Harmony is important to you. (Even though you are a great debater.) Cut others some slack to avoid power struggles with partners and close friends today. What purpose will this friction serve? You will only alienate someone close to you. Why do this? There is no benefit.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You might feel the need to take a firm stand on some issues at work today, especially if you are trying to introduce improvements or reforms. Likewise, you might have very firm ideas about your health or even a pet today. Nothing is casual.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
Parents might face tough issues with their kids today, which is why power struggles will occur. Try not to let things escalate to this level. Be reasonable. Young people always want immediate gratification. It’s hard for them to see the long haul.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Family squabbles might arise today, in part because increased chaos and activity on the home front might be getting you down. (A person can only take so much.) Furthermore, today you want more organization in your life. State your wants but don’t get caught up in an ego battle.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A serious conflict with someone might arise today, in part because your energy level is high and you’re coming on like gangbusters. Be careful not to guilt trip anyone or use underhanded methods because if you do, they will backfire. Expect opposition to what you want.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Disagreements about something that you own or about a financial situation, earnings or even your job will arise today. This will make things difficult. Meanwhile, avoid dangerous places and violent people, because conflicts with others are ruthless.