HOROSCOPES: AUGUST 17, 2020
MOON ALERT: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The moon is in Leo.
IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Actor Sean Penn (1960) shares your birthday. Family is important to you. You also like to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. This year will be more relaxed for you. Do your best to cooperate because your interactions with others will be important. Always look for ways to be kind and helpful. If you are open when engaging with others, your business and personal relationships will benefit you.
Aries (March 21-April 19): You are eager to talk to others, especially young people. You feel socially turned on and excited about life. Sports events, the arts and creative ideas appeal! (If you have a crush on someone, today you have the courage to make your move.)
Taurus (April 20-May 20): This is a great day for family discussions, especially with parents. You might decide to tackle a DIY project or home repair. Relations with siblings and relatives are good at this time because everyone’s happy to see your face.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): This is an excellent day! Your ruler Mercury is lined up with the sun, which makes you super talkative! Blah, blah, blah. This is also a great day to set off on a short trip or to begin to study something new because you are eager to learn.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): You have excellent money-making ideas that you want to share. If you’re in the midst of financial negotiations, you will be effective, especially because Venus in your sign will help you be skillful and diplomatic. (I’m impressed.)
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): The sun and Mercury are lined up in your sign, which makes you talkative and eager to share your ideas. You might be excited about beginning something new. You will enjoy doing routine paperwork because your mind is clear and sharp!
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): This is a fabulous day for research because for starters, you’re a researcher extraordinaire; and today in particular, both the sun and Mercury are in a hidden part of your chart, which makes you keen to work alone or behind the scenes to discover hidden knowledge. “Eureka!”
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are a sociable sign and today is a chatty day with friends and members of clubs, groups and organizations. Parents, teachers, bosses and people in authority will defer to you because you sound like you know what you’re doing. Great day to make plans for the future and review goals.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A conversation with a teacher, parent or boss will go well today because you will be clear about stating what you want to achieve. Others will hear you loud and clear, and very likely, they will agree with you. Fun travel plans might be part of your pitch.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
This is a great day to study or learn something. Likewise, it’s an excellent day to finish an important paper or a manuscript. (Actually, it’s also an excellent day to begin an important paper or a manuscript.) You might express your affection for someone, especially if it’s a sexy relationship. Woot!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This is an excellent day to sit down with someone and discuss inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and insurance issues because you will be clear and firm. With Venus opposite your sign, people are more inclined to agree with you now. (You couldn’t pick a better day.)
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will be clear in your discussions with a friend or partner about what you want today. You might choose to start something new, which means you want them to be on board. You won’t hesitate to initiate something and share your ideas. However, remember to listen to what they have to say, too.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): This is a good day to start a new business venture or discuss important matters with co-workers because there will be a rapid interchange of ideas and plans. You have a good understanding of your needs and you know how to achieve what you want.