Daily Horoscopes for Thursday August 3, 2023

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August 3 in the stars: The moon is in Aquarius, opposite Mercury in Leo. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Thursday August 3.

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Your daily horoscopes for Thursday August 3, 2023

Aries Daily horoscope

Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

You could be tempted to push a romantic connection to the next stage today, thanks to an impulsive moon-Mercury opposition. But before you make anything official, stop and think: Is this too soon? Instead of strong-arming the other party into premature commitment, relax and enjoy the ride. You can’t predict or control the future, so stop obsessing. No one likes being pressured into a decision, so your anxious check-ins could actually alienate the object of your affection. Easy there, Ram!

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Taurus daily horoscope

Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

Add more personal flair to your professional life today as a moon-Mercury opposition encourages workplace socializing. When mixing and mingling with co-workers, go deeper than the surface-level small talk. You could find yourself with a new office ally before EOD! Got an important presentation to make? Warm up the room with a few funny anecdotes before getting down to business. By making everyone feel comfortable, you’re more likely to get a green light.

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Gemini Daily Horoscope

Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

Think twice before blurting that candid comment, Gem! Someone could be easily triggered by your blunt words today, thanks to an incisive moon-Mercury opposition. This doesn’t mean you have to repress your honest opinions. But could you phrase them in a more diplomatic way? Take a deep breath and infuse a little compassion into sensitive dialogues. If you’re feeling too fired up to express yourself in a calm, kind manner, it’s probably best to save this discussion for another day. You don’t want to create MORE drama by flying off the handle. 

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Cancer Daily Horoscope

Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

Money matters could cause you stress today, thanks to a tense moon-Mercury opposition. It’s possible that you’re under pressure from an expense or dealing with some unpleasant office drama. Rather than spiral into a state of overwhelm, brainstorm actionable steps that can get you out of this situation. Is there a biz-savvy BFF who can mediate that workplace conflict? Or perhaps it’s simply a matter of hiring a financial manager to help you mastermind a better budget and plan. Whatever the case, don’t be afraid to ask for help! 

Leo Daily Horoscope

Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

Squabbling with a loved one, Leo? Consider a compromise today as a moon-Mercury opposition paves the way for a healing conversation. Take a few deep breaths and reach out to the other party in this conflict. Instead of playing the blame game, focus on finding common ground. Listen with an open mind as they explain their side of the story. It’s possible that this whole drama stems from a simple misunderstanding. Clear up any confusion by engaging in a candid heart-to-heart. With a little healthy communication, you’ll be back on track in no time! 

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Virgo Daily Horoscope

Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

Innovation is the name of today’s game, Virgo! A boundary-busting opposition between the moon and Mercury gives you the cosmic greenlight to get creative. When tackling a problematic aspect of your project, don’t just rush into the easiest solution. Take your time to experiment with out-of-the-box strategies for success. A groundbreaking concept will garner a lot more attention than a familiar (and boring!) one. Once you’ve got your revolutionary plan in place, share it with the world. 

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Libra Daily Horoscope

Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

Get your hustle on, Libra! There’s no room for error under today’s meticulous moon-Mercury opposition. Double-check every detail before making a presentation. The most important part of your pitch? You! Your work may be top quality, but in order to sell it you’ll need to apply a heavy dose of your charming personality. Need a way to break the ice? Open your meeting with a touching or funny story. By sharing a personal anecdote, you’ll totally disarm those skeptical gatekeepers. Once you’ve got them smiling, get down to business!

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Scorpio Daily Horoscope

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

Keep it professional, Scorpio! Business takes top priority under today’s tense moon-Mercury opposition. If a co-worker tries to distract you from an important project by venting about their personal problems, don’t take the bait. With everything else on your plate, you don’t have time to play amateur office therapist. If your team is suffering from low morale, gather everyone for a mood-boosting meeting. Praise your people for the progress made thus far. A little positive reinforcement goes a long way! 

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Sagittarius Daily Horoscope

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

Face the music, Sag! If you’ve offended a loved one recently, reach out to make amends. Odds are they’ll appreciate your willingness to take accountability for your actions. Offer up a sincere apology, then focus on how to move forward. By the end of the conversation, the two of you might even be laughing about this whole situation. Once you’ve settled the conflict, make a pact to NOT obsess over the past. You were just forgiven by the person you wronged…now it’s time to forgive yourself.

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Capricorn Daily Horoscope

Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

Resist temptation, Cap! Your (seldom-seen) hedonistic side comes out to play under today’s moon-Mercury opposition, but be careful not to overindulge. Avoid bingeing on junk food, drinking too much or texting with that going-nowhere ex. Sure, it may feel good in the moment to let loose and live without limits. But come tomorrow morning you could wake up seriously regretting your choices. Is it possible that an underlying anxiety is fueling these bad decisions? Dig a little deeper and figure out what you’re trying to avoid. 

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Aquarius Daily Horoscope

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

The truth may be difficult to discern under today’s moon-Mercury opposition, but don’t jump to conclusions, Aquarius! Since one ill-informed move could derail weeks of careful work, fact-check any intel before acting on it. Collaborating on a group project? Make sure your teammates are fully trained and up to date on the game plan. If there’s a slacker on your squad, you may need to issue a warning. Everyone needs to pull their weight so this venture can get off the ground! 

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Pisces Daily Horoscope

Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Thursday August 3

Feeling conflicted? Under today’s sensitive skies, your heart could tell you one thing while your mind is saying the opposite. It’s hard to make ANY sound decisions when you’re riding the emotional roller coaster. When in doubt, wait it out—but don’t just ruminate or obsess. Find a worthwhile “distraction,” like helping out a friend who could use support or tackling a repetitive task that doesn’t require a ton of focused brainpower. This could be the day you finally build those shelves for your office! 

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