Your Horoscope: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Your Horoscope: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

In the Stars

Your Horoscope: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

-Margaret Santangelo and Kitty Raymond

Leo: Start planning a trip or a little adventure today, even if it’s just an action-packed one-day getaway. You might not be able to afford it just at this moment, but just fantasizing about exotic, exciting experiences will motivate you to scrimp and save. Reach out to your partner so you can share the romance of getting wrapped up in a lovely vision of the future.

Virgo: Spontaneity brings opportunities today. Deviate from your routine on the spur of the moment, and you’ll be surprised to find what a difference it makes. Striking up a conversation with a new acquaintance could end up leading to a close friendship; or, a chance encounter could enlighten you on an issue that had been troubling you. Tonight, you have a lot of new information to absorb.

Libra: Don’t be bashful when it comes to men today. If you’re single, ask out the guy you’re interested in or approach that gorgeous stranger in the coffeehouse; if you’re in a relationship, be bold and direct in expressing your desires to your partner. Your assertiveness is extremely attractive to the opposite sex right now, so overcome your Libran fear of coming off as bossy.

Scorpio: Sometimes today, it seems like you’re expected to be in six different places at once. Luckily, you’re adept at creating the illusion that you indeed are, so you end up getting all the credit for multitasking without too much effort. Tonight is either a highly charged power period for you personally, or a time of highly charged passion for you and your partner…or both.

Sagittarius: It’s tempting to play hooky from your responsibilities for a day of summer fun today. If you can get away with it without suffering any dire consequences, don’t feel guilty about treating yourself to a carefree weekday escape. Go solo to the beach, or enjoy the air-conditioning at a chick-flick matinee showing. If that’s not realistic, kick back tonight with a cookout followed by an at-home movie marathon.

Capricorn: You’re on a bit of a tear today, whizzing from one project to another; household tasks are completed at lightning speed. However, if you’re dealing with your finances or retirement planning, you don’t want to breeze through it too quickly and miss something. Set paperwork aside to double-check and reread the fine print tomorrow. Take it easy this evening; you’ve gotten enough done for one day.

Aquarius: Many connections are waiting to be made today, Aquarius-and each could end up being a major boon to you. The key, however, is to let go of an old chip on your shoulder. You’ll have to learn to treat every situation as new and unique, not a replay of the past. Once you’re seeing clearly, you’ll notice all the doors that have just opened up for you.

Pisces: A financial opportunity could present itself today, but resist the impulse to leap before you look. The old adage that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is, is definitely in play here. Look past the super-smooth sales pitch to determine whether what’s being sold is snake oil. If everything checks out, it’s just possible you really have stumbled on a potential gold mine.

Aries: Waking up early to go for a walk or catch up on e-mail will help you feel revitalized and productive throughout the day – even if it’s a real drag to drag yourself out of bed. Today brings an opportunity to help a friend feel better about herself; you can show her how to learn something positive from a recent setback. This evening, give yourself some much-needed couch-potato time.

Taurus: During the daylight hours, you’re dreaming (or maybe daydreaming) big … but it’s easy to get sidetracked. However, late tonight, you get a burst of energy. You may want to stay up till the wee hours, taking advantage of the high-powered mode you’re in to work feverishly toward an important goal. It’s amazing what you can accomplish while everyone who distracts and interrupts you during the day is asleep!

Gemini: When it comes to your social circle, you’re the leader of the pack today. Friends and colleagues even seem to look to you as a mentor, who can inspire them and offer advice. Your ability to step back from a situation, keep a cool head, and even laugh about it is invaluable to the people around you now. By afternoon, you kinda feel like a rock star.

Cancer: You wake up today feeling determined and ready to push yourself. It may be a political cause or a community issue that spurs you to make a difference, but no matter what, you’re inspired to transform the old status quo. You’re emerging from your Crab shell to become a true catalyst for change. Don’t hesitate to get others as fired up as you are.

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