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How about a selfie sans filters, Pisces? Today’s sweet angle between the moon and beautifying Venus brings your radiant natural grace to the surface. Go easy on the makeup, or even go without. Your lit-from-within glow is your most attractive quality—and this doesn’t require you to be #flawless. Polish your brilliance with clean eating and a relaxing yoga class or meditation. If you find yourself obsessing about your appearance or wondering if you said the “wrong” thing, turn your focus outward. Your interest in other people is what keeps important connections growing.
Use your words! Today’s quarter moon in Taurus and your third house of communication helps you craft the perfect, diplomatic response to someone you’ve been avoiding or ignoring. This could be a sibling, close friend or coworker—someone you deal with on a near-daily basis. Don’t let another unanswered text or voicemail clog up your queue. The time has come to express yourself—diplomatically, but not quietly. Addressing the tension can be awkward, but it’s how you’ll resolve this uncomfortable imbalance. Scan your Inbox: NOT replying to certain messages could also mean missing out on a major opportunity. You don’t want people to mistake your reserve for a lack of interest, do you?
Today’s Mercury-Uranus mélange brings some practical magic to your day. How can you make your routines more efficient? Start by researching apps that can organize data and do the thinking for you with pop-up reminders. Working with a team? Sync communications by creating a Google group or checking out messaging tools like #slack (www.slack.com). Is inspiration waning—and by extension, motivation? These insightful planets set the stage for a powerful day of brainstorming. Gather a few great minds for a conference call or an ideation session over lunch.
Your intuitive sign tends to run on emotional cues and gut instincts. But early today, find facts to back up your hunches—especially as a decision looms. Make a list of questions you need answered, then ping experts who can provide solidly empirical data. If you go a-Googling, make sure your statistics are coming from credible sources. Mid-afternoon, the emo vibes get stronger as the moon heads into Gemini and your heart-centered fourth house until Sunday. It's okay to turn down an offer because you're "not feeling it"—or to accept it because you are(!)—but you'll feel better with tangible reasons to justify your decision.
Money could get funny between now and December 30, as unpredictable Uranus goes retrograde in your work and finance house. You may have a few unplanned expenses crop up, so watch for overspending. You might feel antsy at your current job—even a little rebellious. Since retrogrades govern the past, you might return to an old line of work or take on a freelance project to earn extra money. A former employer could contact you out of the blue. Is this an offer too good to be true…or too good to refuse? Weigh out the pros and cons carefully. Now is not the time to quit the stable post for a way-experimental startup.
Turn those inner monologues into dialogues, Pisces. Starting Saturday, expressive Mercury flows into Virgo and your seventh house of partnerships. During this time you will crave close companionship and connective conversation—and an attractive opposite might fit the bill more than someone who's just like you. This will be an extra-long cycle, lasting until October 7, because Mercury will be retrograde from August 30 to September 22. During the backspin you could connect to an old flame or revive a collaboration with a creative or business partner. Conversations about commitment will heat up. A romantic relationship may become exclusive—or you could give couples’ therapy a go for help with tackling those stumbling blocks that keep repeating themselves like a frustrating broken record. Sunday's moon in Cancer sounds the call for a play date. Let down your ombre'd locks and go have some good old-fashioned fun, Pisces. Wander through an outdoor flea market or sample sale, drive to the country to pick strawberries and have brunch at a farm-to-table restaurant, meet friends for an afternoon picnic and kickball game in the park. Dwelling on heavy subjects will only intensify their grip on you. It's not that you should ignore any sadness or irritation, but some joyful distractions can help you put those emotions into perspective. Life DOES go on.