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February 8 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Thursday February 8. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Thursday February 8, 2024
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
Your magnanimous nature gets put to the test today, Aries, and you will have to set some limits. Are people expecting you to pick up the slack for their sub-par efforts or cover more than your fair share of the bill? Although you may have been willing to do so in the past, that tradition needs to be revised to keep your budget in balance. Also, don’t be shy about speaking up if friends keep picking out pricey restaurants or pressuring you to spend beyond your means. Keeping up with the Joneses is not worth the ensuing debt.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
No matter how much you love to be in charge, don’t rush to assume the position of “the responsible one” today. With a tense square between the Aquarius Sun and rebellious Uranus in your sign, you’ll resent being saddled with any sort of grunt work. That said, if you’ve already signed up for duty, you could damage trust if you drop the ball. Your best bet? Delegate responsibility to create more playtime in your schedule. If members of Team Toro aren’t pulling their weight, call them on it—or replace them with more capable cohorts.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
Stay alert, Gemini! Under today’s testy square between the Sun and spitfire Uranus, someone could attempt to gaslight you. If you find yourself questioning the value of your contributions, hit the brakes. A clever narcissist could be playing you like a Stradivarius. Even if you DO need to prove your competency, you don’t have to burn yourself out in the process. It’s okay to admit that a task is above your pay grade. Better to take a pass on it than waste time trying to fake it till you make it.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
There’s no advance preparation for a loyalty test, Crab, so stay on your toes! Today, someone could throw down the gauntlet to suss out how dedicated you truly are. The best way to pass with flying colors? Prioritize inner-circle friends and family, even if you’d rather stay immersed in a conversation with a near-stranger who’s sharing their enthralling life story. Familiarity may breed contempt at times, but without the support of your soul squad, life would feel pretty empty. Don’t forget where your bread is buttered, Cancer.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
Romance, interrupted? Today’s tense square between disruptive Uranus and your ruler, the vibrant Sun, could abruptly stick a bookmark in your lovey-dovey agenda. You may have to cancel an evening plan to handle a work crisis. But before you do, make sure no one is offloading their duties onto you. You’re a capable, can-do colleague, but that doesn’t mean you have to pick up the slack every time. Weigh it out: That long-standing dinner date may be as important to your happiness as getting the shiny gold star in the office.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
Feeling lost? Today’s befuddling square between the Sun and chaotic Uranus splits your personality. Part of you is angling for the brass ring, willing to go to great lengths to earn it. The other part just wants to run off on a freedom tour and leave all responsibility behind. For this reason, think carefully about taking on a new project, even if it’s flattering to be tapped for the role. Take another day or two to think things over and make sure that you actually have room in your overcrowded schedule to do a proper job.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
Libra, you may be perceptive, but you’re not a TOTAL mind reader. Yet under today’s befuddling square between the ego-driven Sun and high-minded Uranus, people seem to be expecting you to operate on a clairvoyant wavelength. Unfortunately, interpreting their mixed signals can only muddle communication further. Don’t bother trying to decode anyone’s mysterious missives. If actions don’t line up with words or people are speaking out of both sides of their mouths, call them on it. But extend the benefit of the doubt. They may not realize how confusing—or confused—they are until you point it out.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
A newish friend may be angling for a soul-baring exchange, but pump the brakes, Scorpio. As the Aquarius Sun in your private fourth house spins into a testy square with unstable Uranus, you could wind up with a major vulnerability hangover from rushing these sorts of conversations. You don’t have to be a supportive listener either. Pace the getting-to-know-you process. That way you can figure out whether (or not) you actually WANT to get an earful of this person’s deep, dark secrets.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
Steel your will, Sagittarius. Disruptive Uranus is body-checking the Sun in your healthy-living zone, which could make it hard for you to stay on track with your wellness goals. The combination of peer pressure and people-pleasing could be at play—you hate to miss out on the fun! Trouble is, you pay a high price for indulgences that throw your vitality (and your bank account) out of whack. If you’re taking a break from sugar or saving up for a big expense, how about letting your friends know? People who push you, rather than support you, may require firmer boundaries.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
Romance and finance won’t make happy bedfellows today, thanks to a clash between the Sun and chaotic Uranus. While you may need to discuss cash flow and disbursements with a love interest, talks could become unnecessarily tense. Instead of dropping a stack of bills onto the breakfast table, do some fiscal organization yourself so you can come to the conversation (perhaps this evening or tomorrow) with a clear plan and some constructive suggestions. Single? While you shouldn’t judge people by their bank balances, beware the dependents looking for a sugar mama or daddy.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
You’re torn between naughty and nice today as your co-ruler, rebellious Uranus, lands a right hook on the Sun in your sign. On the one hand, you don’t want to be thought of as selfish or inconsiderate, but you’re so NOT in the mood to make sacrifices for anyone right now. Don’t abandon your squad, but be honest about your need for some restorative downtime. People may grumble, but they’ll find someone else to lend a hand. Self-care is at an SOS level anyway, and you won’t be good for anyone else until you’ve refilled your own tanks.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Thursday February 8
Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose, at least according to Janis Joplin’s rules. Today, you may feel like you’ve reached your social saturation point and are tempted to close the door on the world. You don’t have to break up to break free, Pisces, but with the Sun squaring combative Uranus, you could do something THAT rash. Take the space you need, even if you have to leave a gathering without saying a proper goodbye. The warm-fuzzy feelings will return once you’ve had some unstructured “me time.”