August 20, 2014
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Parents must be patient with children because this whole area could be a source of frustration. You might feel helpless or inadequate. (Ha! Join the club. We’ve got jackets.) Similarly, social events and creative activities also feel blocked and hard to get off the ground.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be patient with family members and situations at home. Mucho activity and chaos are taking place and you might find this frustrating. As a result, relations with partners and close friends could be prickly. Don’t be brash. Go slowly and carefully.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Think twice before brandishing swords with anyone even though you are ready to speak your mind — and forcefully, might I add. (I did.) If you do this, especially without thinking, you will be blocked by someone. In other words, you’re not going to get away with it. Pull in your reins. Try again tomorrow.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’re never casual about money, which is why you find today frustrating. Whatever you try to do, financially speaking — earn money or spend it — will meet with obstacles. You are blocked. (“What’s with this?”) Just accept this and be patient. (Do you have a choice?)
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Go slowly and be thorough and careful in everything you do because it’s the only way you can be today. Someone in authority or someone older might say something about you that confirms your worst suspicions about yourself. (Aaggh!) Just ignore this. Phfft!
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) : Be careful with behind-the-scenes activity, especially if you’re doing something secretive or sneaky because things will not go as smoothly as you hope. Something will catch you up or stop you. Just be aware of this. Forewarned is forearmed.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Relations with others, especially in group situations, are difficult because someone is uncooperative and possibly even combative. Don’t keep pushing to get your way because it won’t work. Just sit this round out.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is a poor day to get permission or approval from anyone in authority — bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs or the police. They will not be receptive. Quite likely, their response will be, “Talk to the hand.” Just cool your jets and lie low.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Travel plans and issues related to higher education, medicine, the law or anything to do with publishing the media are difficult to expedite today. Delays, cancellations and refusals will frustrate your efforts. Therefore, postpone these things until tomorrow.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Today is not the day to make important decisions about inheritances, insurance matters, or how to divide something, especially shared property. It will be too frustrating and difficult. Postpone these decisions until tomorrow or later in the week. (You’ll be glad you did.)
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Conversations with others, especially partners and close friends, will be difficult because you feel inwardly inadequate for some reason. Don’t worry — you still have the magic. It’s just that today is a poor day for negotiations. Do your tap-dance tomorrow.
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Even though you’re prepared to work hard today, especially at work, the gods are not with you. You can sense this right off the bat. Knowing this, why keep banging your head against the wall? Just tread water and wait until tomorrow to push things through. You will encounter fewer obstacles then.