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August 15 in the stars: The Sun is in Leo, square Uranus in Taurus. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Tuesday August 15.
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Your daily horoscopes for Tuesday August 15, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
Good luck biting your tongue, Ram. Even if you promised yourself you wouldn’t say THAT, you may not be able to resist today, when the Sun in your self-expressive fifth house gets into a throwdown with radical Uranus. You’ve been putting up with something (or someone) for too long, and if you don’t speak up, you might explode. Find a diplomatic way to get this off your chest, but don’t let the fear of ruffling feathers stop you. Sometimes you have to rock the boat a little for things to get back on an even keel. Just realize that you’re upset and might wind up saying things you’ll live to regret.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
Inhale for three, exhale for four, Bull. Tempers could flare when the Sun in your domestic zone squares off with irascible Uranus in Taurus. If you’re been afraid to express your frustration to someone in close quarters, you could finally reach the breaking point. Or if you have kids, your sweet angel could suddenly turn into a little devil. Whatever the stressor, make some adjustments before you blow a fuse. Invite a friend or neighbor to start a casual babysitting co-op or have a straight talk about “respecting each other’s space” with the person who’s been encroaching on yours.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
Starting to spiral, Twin? As the Sun forms a tense square with combustible Uranus in your unconscious realm, you might not even realize what’s gotten your knickers in a knot. While you can usually keep your temper under control, it’s hard to hold things in—or say them nicely—when you’re sitting on a volcano. You might want to “rehearse your speech” by asking a friend who knows you well to be a sounding board. Or write in your journal until you get some clarity around your emotions. What you DON’T want to do is erupt out of the blue and spew hot lava all over someone you need to keep around.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
Stay alert, Cancer: A disruptive clash between the Sun in your security center and unpredictable Uranus in your friendship corner could cause some turbulence amid the Crab Crew. You’re not comfortable second-guessing your BFFs, but someone may be running a hidden agenda. Has a collaborator been hogging too much of your time (or generosity) and not giving back in kind? Perhaps a colleague’s been taking credit for your ideas or forgetting to acknowledge your valuable work. Either way, you need to set some limits before you snap!
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
You’re eager to hit the ground running, but hang on! Today, the Leo Sun swings into a tricky square with transformer Uranus in your career corner. Suddenly the status quo feels too quotidian. Volatile energy may be swirling inside you, making you question a recent career decision—or overall life trajectory. You have big plans for yourself (as per usual), but under this tense sky, you may find yourself expediting the timeline out of sheer impatience. Tempers might flare with a relative or a so-called authority figure. Don’t do anything rash, but do stay open to the possibility of radical change.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
So much for keeping it chill, Virgo. Today, you may finally need to confront someone who’s been a thorn in your side. When the Sun squares volatile Uranus in your outspoken ninth house, all the self-restraint in the world may not be enough to hold back your cannonball of candor. Before you unleash, be prepared for the other party’s response. Honesty begets honesty, so if you’re going to dish it out, make sure you can take it. This is an opportunity to check in with yourself—on your own or with a healer—to see if some of your anger is coming from a deeper place and was only triggered by the current situation.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
Fly free—or huddle in the cozy bubble of your go-to crew? That’s the question as the ego-ruling Sun in your friendship corner clashes with individualistic Uranus in your intimate eighth house. You can’t have your chocolate ganache cake and eat it too, Libra, so it’ll be up to you to decide which is more important. One approach is to create more free-flowing relationships with people who don’t “need” others to fill them up. This kind of self-sufficiency can be contagious, and the more you practice it, the more liberated you’ll feel. This doesn’t mean you have to ditch your companions. On the contrary: More independence makes your choices to BE together all the more meaningful.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
Today’s eye-opening square between the Sun in your ambitious tenth house and disruptive Uranus in your relationship corner could unearth a surprising bit of data. You might learn that a colleague has an issue with your latest work or that a creative or romantic partner isn’t everything you’d hoped. Own your role in this, Scorpio: Did you overlook some inconvenient truths in a bid to get along? Or perhaps you gave up some of your power and have been relying too much on this person. Reset your expectations or figure out a way to live with lowered ones. Try to see the silver lining: This is a chance to develop greater self-reliance.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
Don’t let complex details sap your motivation, Sagittarius! Today, the Sun in your expansive ninth house spins into a tense square with chaotic Uranus, which could leave you overwhelmed by the finer points of a plan. But giving up now might mean quitting five minutes before the miracle happens! (Or five weeks, or five months.) Enlist the help of a friend or professional who’s been down this road to coach you through those sticking points. They might be confusing, but they may prove to be the key to your success. And remember, the goal here is to follow your bliss—not prove your qualifications to the outside world.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
Know your limits today, Capricorn, even if you feel like pushing them. The fiery Sun is blazing through your intimacy sector, yet since it’s forming a challenging angle to bad-boy Uranus in your passion zone, you might struggle to resist temptation. But if you’re hoping to form a lasting bond with a person who can only be counted on to disappoint you, save your love for someone more deserving. While you’re holding out for a relationship that brings a quality ROI, seek your thrills in ways that won’t wreck your hard-won security. It’s not fair leading people on just to stroke your ego.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
Trying to please everyone is a losing proposition, so hop off that hamster wheel, Aquarius. This lesson gets driven home today when the Sun in your relationship center squares off with disruptor Uranus in your fourth house of home and family. A relative or a roommate may be pushing your buttons, possibly stirring up trouble deliberately. Normally you’d try to get to the bottom of this, but you may be so upset that you can’t or won’t spend the time talking to them. Call a timeout and retreat to neutral corners before the olive branch you need to extend snaps in half.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Tuesday August 15
Tick. Tock. There are only so many hours in the day, and even if you could somehow make time elastic, à la Pisces Albert Einstein, there’s no way you’re going to get to everything on your to-do list. The Sun may be in your productive sixth house, but today it clashes with disruptive Uranus. Before you launch into your day, sit down and prioritize. Make a list of what’s most important and meaningful—or time-sensitive—and work from the top down.