HOROSCOPE: Daily Predictions 16 August 2018
Dare to be different, Aries. It's easy to fall into routines - sleep and eat at the same time, wear the same style, and do your work the same way every day. Before you know it, you're in a rut. The only way to pull out of it is to decide to break free. Try a new hairstyle. Wear colors that are new for you. If the rut is really deep, consider a new career. Expand your horizons.
If your lifestyle is very different from others, resist feeling self-conscious about it today, Taurus. Remember that you chose your life for specific reasons. Even if you're considering a change, there's no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed about where you are now. Everyone has to make his or her own way. If it conforms to the norm, that's fine. If it doesn't, that's fine, too.
Enhanced determination could motivate you today, Gemini, giving you the zip to plow through your work. Finish projects that have been pending and think about what you want to tackle next. Don't hesitate to do something that feels complicated or big. You'll probably be able to handle anything, and it will feel great when you're done. Making the most of any opportunity. Enjoy your day.
Are you feeling the effects of today's low-key planetary aspects, Cancer? Take heart - it's only temporary. Do your best to take things one step at a time, and make some plans for a little fun this evening. Get together with friends or see a movie. Help yourself feel better by staying busy and focused, followed by recreation. Before you know it, you'll be feeling much more upbeat.
Make some plans for recreation, Leo. Having something fun to look forward to can make even the toughest times far easier to handle. You'll be amazed at how much you can manage when there's an end in sight. Your whole attitude lightens, so take the bull by the horns and create your own incentives. Do something special to reward yourself for the hard work you do every day.
Don't judge someone just because his or her lifestyle differs from what you consider normal, Virgo. You may be traditional, but not everyone shares your view of relationships, work, or lifestyle. While this may seem hard to understand and even frightening to you, try not to be too hard on others. You'll be better off using that energy to keep your own life on track.
Friends seeking advice or a shoulder to cry on may be plentiful today, Libra. And you're one of best people to provide the support and caring they need. Just don't give so much to others that you have nothing left for yourself. True friendship is about sharing problems. Getting rundown will leave you in a place where you aren't much help to anyone.
Getting through any work you have to do shouldn't be a problem for you today, Scorpio. Even if you flag for a bit, you're likely to get a second wind, and this will give you the drive and determination to see your projects to completion. Make plans for some fun after you're done, such as getting together with friends or taking in an event that really intrigues you. You deserve it.
Working within boundaries and restrictions could get to you today, Sagittarius. Yours is an independent spirit, and your best achievements are often born of doing things your own way. Like it or not, we all have to follow rules. Finish what needs to be done. Afterward, you may find more freedom to act independently without consequences. Exercise patience and diligence as needed.
Sticking close to home may leave you feeling like you're missing the boat on certain things, but you're probably better off, Capricorn. People may make outlandish promises that sound good today but will basically flop tomorrow. Stay safe and don't invest a great deal of time or money in risky ventures. Keep moving at a steady pace. You'll find success your own way.
Chances are that you'll feel upbeat and positive today. Share this energy with others who feel less than content. Your attitude can have a profound effect on friends, partners, spouse, and children. Neighbors and extended family can pick up on your spirit without you even realizing it. If someone is hurt or angry, be encouraging. Everything will eventually work out.
Try not to let the blues get you down, Pisces. While it's true some days can seem to drag, the busier you stay, the faster time will pass. Get down to finishing any work still pending and make plans for an evening out. If there's a light at the end of the tunnel, not only will things seem to speed up but you'll also feel better knowing you're almost done.