In the Stars
Your Horoscope: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
-Margaret Santangelo and Kitty Raymond
Leo: Decide how much you want to share with a colleague this morning, whether it’s information, feedback, or budgetary resources. You may have unofficially taken this person under your wing, but you’ve also been working too hard to let someone else get equal credit for your project. Tonight, decompress and unwind, whether via cocktails with the girls or an evening spent clearing out the contents of your DVR drive.
Virgo: It’s not yet quite time to harvest the seeds you planted at the last New Moon, but you can at least survey the fruits of your labor with satisfaction. You’ve learned something from recent hard work, and you’re already anticipating the reward you’ll receive from nurturing your dream. Reach out to good friends tonight to share the wealth – but don’t skimp on your own portion.
Libra: Be good to your body today; taking care of yourself on the physical level will translate into feeling more secure and more grounded. And that doesn’t have to mean deprivation or pushing yourself to a crazy point of exertion at the gym – self-care right now might be defined as a glass of good red wine, a bowl of Chunky Monkey, and a bath with essential oils.
Scorpio: Your significant other may be looking for just a little bit more babying than you have it in you to give right now. Let him know that you’re there for him, but he has to learn to take care of himself rather than leaning on you. Tonight, your tough love pays off with an intimate romantic evening when he lets you know how much he appreciates your realness.
Sagittarius: An idea is spreading faster than a funny wedding video on YouTube. You’re starting to get really excited about the buzz, even though it’s going to require some adjustments in your social calendar to get on board. Don’t get frustrated if you can’t figure out how to juggle everything right away; tomorrow your enthusiasm will help you find a way to make it all work out.
Capricorn: Simple pleasures go a long way toward relieving stress and tension today. Take your dog for a long walk through the park; order cheese fries from your local diner; or download that cheesy pop song that no one must ever know you love, and put it on repeat. It’s totally OK to take some downtime when you’re not bent on checking items off your to-do list.
Aquarius: Start keeping your eyes and ears open to see golden opportunities coming out of the woodwork, Aquarius. For the next couple of days, you’ve got something like a magic touch. Today would be a good day to get your ducks in a row and assess your options; tomorrow is when you’ll really get to take a thrilling leap of faith, and marvel at the results.
Pisces: Keep your poker face on today, Pisces. Although tomorrow will be your chance to throw your cards on the table – and cash in – right now you’re better off playing it close to the vest. It’s also important to know who you can trust when it comes to people around you. Don’t talk behind someone’s back if you’re not 100 percent sure your confidante won’t blab.
Aries: There’s a definite stirring in the air today, a momentum you begin to pick up now that will continue to intensify through tomorrow. Keep your feet on the ground despite the urge to get giddy-you have plenty of time for that yet. Connecting with family is important to you tonight; you have a rare window in everyone’s busy schedules that’s perfect for catching up with loved ones.
Taurus: You’ve got energy to spare today, a good chunk of it devoted to cleaning up unfinished business. You awaken determined to clear the clutter out of your life – whether that means deleting all the photos of your ex from your hard drive or unloading all your old junk on eBay. It feels cleansing to get rid of the old and make room for the new.
Gemini: Spoiler alert, Gemini: You’re gearing up for something huge that will happen tomorrow, so today is a good day to lay low, even if you’re bursting with excitement. Where money and business are concerned, take the time to close loopholes, tedious though it may be, so that they don’t come back to trip you up later. Knowing where things stand is important now.
Cancer: This morning, you’re called upon to take care of a family member who is craving a lot of TLC. Your kind gestures soothe the soul of someone who really needs to feel nurtured. Be sure to carve out at least a little “me” time – say, grabbing coffee with a girlfriend – to replenish the energy you’ve given out to others. Late tonight, you’re in a rather romantic and sensuous mood.