Today's Horoscope
13 August 2017
By's Rick Levine

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    It may seem as if our forward progress hits a wall today, but we shouldn’t confuse a much-needed reality check with a permanent obstacle. The Moon plods into steady Taurus at 6:39 am EDT, urging us to use self-restraint at all times. Retrograde Mercury messes with our minds if we ignore the signs. Meanwhile, the willful Sun forms a stabilizing trine with taskmaster Saturn, requiring us to work harder rather than take any shortcuts to success.

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  • Aries
    Mar 21 - Apr 20

    You are looking to the future with a very practical eye focused on your destination. Paradoxically, you may be quite satisfied even if you don’t reach your goals now, as long as you put your best foot forward. It’s better to fall short if you set your sites too high than to accomplish your objectives easily without being challenged. You have what it takes to be incredibly productive if you truly want to succeed. Napoleon Hill wrote, “When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”

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  • Taurus
    Apr 21 - May 21

    You can feel your strength building and are motivated to put it to good use. You possess an extraordinary amount of stamina now that gives you the ability to finish what you start, even if it’s a larger-than-life project. There’s no reason to hold back when chasing your dreams. Set ambitious goals and be prepared to dedicate yourself to the task. Poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox wrote, “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”

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  • Gemini
    May 22 - Jun 22

    At first, you might resist the current cosmic message to slow down and do one thing at a time. Your restless mind enjoys bouncing around from one activity to another. However, the possible rewards of concentrating your energy rather than scattering it become more obvious throughout the day. Zen teacher Leo Babauta wrote, “Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.”

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  • Cancer
    Jun23 - Jul 23

    You nostalgically long for a return to the days when you could idly pass the time doing as little as possible. Unfortunately, you may suddenly realize that daydreaming will not bring you the same results today as creating and executing an action plan. Thankfully, you can schedule some rest and relaxation later as long as you follow through and finish your regular chores first. Author Steve Maraboli wrote, “Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it.”

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  • Leo
    Jul 24 - Aug 23

    It’s unnecessary to show the world how awesome you are today; instead, focus on the long haul if you want to experience lasting growth. Rather than seeking immediate gratification for something you do, initiate actions that continue to resonate into the future. Instead of reaping the fruits of your labors now, plant trees to be harvested down the line. It might sound crazy, but motivational expert Chet Holmes reminds us, “Most people spend more time planning a vacation than they do planning a life.”

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  • Virgo
    Aug 24 - Sep 23

    You are happy to plant your feet back on solid ground now, especially if you’ve recently been floating around in dreamworld. There are particular items you hope to cross off your to-do list and you’re eager to get started. Nevertheless, you need to cut yourself some slack while retrograde Mercury contributes to unexpected delays in the mundane world. Thankfully, your current efforts will pay off, even if you don’t see concrete results today. Author Tim Fargo wrote, “Patience and persistence are the providers of progress.”

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  • Libra
    Sep 24 - Oct 23

    Sometimes your desire to be with friends and family impedes your productivity, but your social inclinations work in your favor today. You tend to accomplish more when you’re in the company of others now. Even when you’re not working, your conversations seem to gravitate toward your future dreams and what you need to do in order to manifest them. Psychologist Fitzhugh Dodson wrote, “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.”

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  • Scorpio
    Oct 24 - Nov 22

    You might choose to spend time with a close friend or partner today, but your career objectives are pressing on your mind more than relationship issues. You may be considering a change that could impact your fiscal position, but aren’t interested in making any sudden moves until you know your finances won’t suffer. Although a major shift will still require more planning, you are laying the foundations for your future. Dr. Alfred Adler wrote, “Follow your heart but take your brain with you.”

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  • Sagittarius
    Nov 23 - Dec 21

    You want everyone to take you seriously today, no matter what you are doing. Whether you’re participating in a sport, cleaning your house or working in the garden, there’s little room for fun and frivolity today. Pick a destination and stick with the activities that will facilitate your journey. But don’t just go along with others now; following the course of least resistance is a sad waste of the day’s potential. You can accomplish so much if you put your mind to it. Nevertheless, as Bruce Lee said, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”

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  • Capricorn
    Dec 22 - Jan 20

    You rarely stray far from thinking about long-term success, but you’re drawn toward more metaphysical concerns today. Although your current interests aren’t limited to getting ahead in the real world, you’re just as focused now when you contemplate spiritual pursuits. Perhaps it’s time to seek out a teacher or find an authoritative book on your favorite subject. Whatever path you choose to follow now, don’t be deterred by the fact that there’s still a long road ahead of you. Novelist Saul Bellow wrote, “Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.”

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  • Aquarius
    Jan 21 - Feb 19

    You are operating at peak efficiency today, especially if you’re participating in a group effort. You want to know how your part fits into the larger scheme of things, even if it’s something as simple as everyone helping around the home. You’re not interested in expending energy on trivial pursuits; it’s crucial to your happiness that your work is appreciated by others. Nevertheless, author Angie Karan cautions, “Don’t do something for recognition, Do it out of kindness. Do it because out of giving, it will make you whole and complete.”

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  • Pisces
    Feb 20 - Mar 20

    Taking care of business is so natural for you today, you might not even realize that you skipped your breakfast. You’re less interested in taking time off than you are in finishing the chores or projects that you start. Use your energy wisely now because you are functioning at optimum productivity. Instead of just drifting along through the day, establish ambitious priorities and work your way down through your list. Artist Suzy Kassem wrote, “If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way.”

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