Daily Horoscopes by Jill Goodman

TODAY: You may not want to take everything at face value during the next 24-48 hours. Frankly, if you base your actions on the available data - even if it comes from incontestably reliable sources - there's a decent chance that you'll get the wrong idea or become fully befuddled. Happily, by Friday you should have more of a clue about how you'd like to deal with outstanding affairs.
YOUR BIRTHDAY: The desire to force an issue or push a situation to the brink in the name of resolving it for once and for all should not be underrated. Still, before yielding to the impulse, FYI: The chances of rescuing it once you've tipped it over the edge are pretty slim, and the chances of being more inclined to want it once it's gone are pretty fat.
ARIESTuesday, August 04, 2015
On the one hand: You have the charm and power to get what you want from a set-up. But: You will need to ask for it outright (even if it means summoning up all of your courage) instead of dropping clever hints, trafficking in nuance, playing charades, and employing other amusing but less-direct methods.
TAURUSTuesday, August 04, 2015
Be prepared to state your case or discuss your issue(s) concisely and forthrightly. Mercury is warring with resolute Saturn, and others are more likely to respond to a direct presentation than to your cruising for sympathy by implication, or cataloguing your litany of what doesn't suit you - a song they may have heard you sing before.
GEMINITuesday, August 04, 2015
Why not use your intense ingenuity to devise methods for sorting out ongoing dilemmas or predicaments? Chief Mercury, snarling at Saturn, the planet of boundaries, is querying (in a rather abrasive tone of voice, which is why it doesn't feel all that great) whether you'd prefer to be part of the solution or part of the problem.
CANCERTuesday, August 04, 2015
What's that saying about the ones who never fail being the ones who never try? Per Mercury at odds with Saturn: Rather than coming up with reasons (all plausible, of course) why it wouldn't be worth your while to take a crack at an enterprise, how about coming up with reasons (all plausible, of course) why it would?
LEOTuesday, August 04, 2015
Please, please, please pick your battles over domestic, real estate or (professional or personal) partnership affairs. Mercury is snarking at determined Saturn, and it is a reasonably assumption that the way you'd like to manage a situation and the way that someone else would like to manage it are not in the same library, let alone on the same page.
VIRGOTuesday, August 04, 2015
Should you become irked, your first act is apt to be kicking an immoveable object, making the first casualty of your offensive your own foot. So, remember this before threatening (even to yourself) to quit, abandoning a project, firing someone, unleashing the dogs of war, etc. After all, tomorrow is another day and you can always do it then.
LIBRATuesday, August 04, 2015
The more practical you can be about the nuts and bolts of a collaboration, the better. With Mercury, the planet of ideas, swiping at Saturn, the planet of perseverance, the fastest route to your objective is to home in on the details rather than leaving them in somebody else's capable hands while you do the visionary thing.
SCORPIOTuesday, August 04, 2015
Speechifying Mercury is having words with the planet of limitations, Saturn, which could cause you to question whether you'll be able to make a professional, social or romantic situation work for you - or ever find one that does. The short answer: You will, but for the record, fretting about it won't significantly speed the process along.
SAGITTARIUSTuesday, August 04, 2015
This is where everybody should take a deep breath and count to (minimum) ten before venting their frustration on whatever or whomever happens to be in the immediate vicinity. And, if it's a Herculean task, you can safely blame Mercury, the planet of mental activity, now assaulting Saturn, the planet of the rules and the regs...okay?
CAPRICORNTuesday, August 04, 2015
If you are of the opinion that those around you could be a bit more attentive to your comfort, offer the occasional helping hand, or at least stop draining your resources, you're probably correct. But, because logical Mercury is slashing at harsh headmaster Saturn, the manner in which you pass along this message will make all the difference.
AQUARIUSTuesday, August 04, 2015
And now... Mercury, the planet of mental activity, is taking on Saturn, the planet of learning lessons and finally getting it right. This may afford you the opportunity to assess a social, personal or professional situation in a fashion that, in the fullness of time, may make you wonder "whatever was I thinking!?" So go slow.
PISCESTuesday, August 04, 2015
Here's a trick if you'd like to have the last word: Go the positive reinforcement route and tell somebody which part suits you, without implying a subtext of trying to reform their approach or letting them know how dismayed you are by their behavior. Astonishingly, they may actually heed you and/or be receptive to your recommendations.

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