Daily Horoscope (August 29, Wednesday)

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Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19)

A friend who planned to come over tonight might not show up, Aries. You may worry, since this person isn’t one to blow you off. Don’t imagine accidents or disasters. The culprit’s probably traffic. Phone your friend. If you don’t reach him or her, leave a message to call you. Your friend is probably fine, but you may have to postpone your visit for another day.

Taurus (Apr 20- May 20)

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Travel of any kind might be virtually impossible today, Taurus. Airports could be jammed, flights delayed, and planes plagued with mechanical problems. If you’re traveling by car, expect road construction and backed-up traffic. Stay home if you can. If you must travel, take plenty music and books to keep you occupied while you’re waiting. You’re likely to go nuts otherwise.

Gemini (May 21- Jun 20)

This isn’t a good day to invest in anything. Don’t spend much time working on speculative projects, Gemini, and don’t put your money into anything but gold, land, or blue-chip stocks and bonds. You probably wouldn’t lose everything, but it would be a long time before you saw a profit. Concentrate on what you know is secure now. There will be better days to wheel and deal.

Cancer (Jun 21- Jul 22)

A love partner could be gloomy today, Cancer. This might be the kind of day when no matter how many times you draw your mate’s attention to the doughnut, he or she still sees only the hole. The glass is always half empty, never half full. Your beloved will probably be this way all day. Don’t let it drive you crazy. Try to see the humor in it. That will help you, anyway.

Leo ( Jul 23- Aug 22)

You tend to be curious, Leo, and you’re always trying to learn more about your many interests. But today you could be eager to research a subject but be unable to find any information about it no matter how many libraries or databases you explore. Don’t bother with it today. You’ll only get frustrated. Watch some television. At least you’ll get a few laughs.

Virgo (Aug 23- Sep 22)

The need to attend to business or networking obligations disguised as parties could get to you today, Virgo. You may have been forced to attend too many of these recently, and now there are even more coming up. You dread going to a place you don’t want to go, eating food you hate, talking pleasantly with people you can’t stand. Decline if you can. Life’s too short.

Libra (Sep 23- Oct 22)

Your home could be empty today, Libra. Other household members may be away and you could find it depressing. Instead of enjoying the solitude, you could feel like the walls are closing in around you. The only answer is to go out for a while. Take a walk or visit some bookstores or antique shops. Don’t go home until you’re too tired to do anything else. Try to have fun.

Scorpio ( Oct 23- Nov 21)

Someone close to you might be uncharacteristically silent today, Scorpio. Something is bothering them terribly, and they don’t seem to want to talk about it. You’re willing to listen or help, but don’t try to coax your friend into sharing. Use your intuition to sense what’s going on and do what you can to alleviate the situation. Your efforts won’t go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Sagittarius (Nov 22- Dec 21)

Financial worries might come up today, Sagittarius. You may check your bank balance and find that you have little money. This might come as a shock, because you thought there was plenty there. Before you panic, ask whoever’s in charge at the bank to double-check the records. It’s probably a computer error. It shouldn’t take long to correct, and you’ll be able to breathe a sigh of relief.

Capricorn ( Dec 22- Jan 19)

Today you might be so gloomy that you don’t even want to get up. It might not be a good idea to stay home, however. Try to find some tasks to distract you. At some point during the day, get out in the open air and take a walk, preferably through a park and near water, if possible. You’ll get the endorphins going and lift your spirits considerably.

Aquarius (Jan 20- Feb 18)

Any work today could require a higher level of concentration than you can muster, Aquarius. You might lapse into daydreams, think about personal matters, and feel guilty because you aren’t doing what you’re supposed to be doing. On days like this it’s best to focus on routine tasks you can do automatically. That way, your mind can wander. That’s the only way you’ll make it through today.

Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20)

Today your creative impulses could seem blocked, Pisces. You might be trying to reach your own or someone else’s deadline. You may feel the need to get some work done, while your muse seems to have gone on vacation. If your deadline is official, phone whoever’s in charge and ask for an extension. You won’t be happy with the results if you force yourself to work today.