Daily horoscope

Daily horoscope for Saturday, August 19, 2017

The heavens are primed for new beginnings -- and lately, you've been champing at the bit for one yourself, haven't you? Well, now's your opportunity. If a financial arrangement is in the cards, don't worry about it fizzling out before it has a chance to bear fruit. You have an astrological safety net in place, guaranteeing that whatever you devote your time and energy to will turn out to be a solid investment.


No one ever accused you of being lazy -- no one in their right mind, at least. Those who know and love you have also seen how you get when you're really intent on finishing something. So your willingness to keep on working until that project's done won't surprise them. Any newcomers to your circle may be taken aback, though.


It's time for a fresh start, and you're definitely feeling the longing. Oh, that wanderlust -- it's your driving force. In fact, you've probably been pining away for some action for a while now. In your case, however, you may want to make it a very big, very extensive fresh start. And while moving to Europe might seem extreme to some, to you it's just another leg of your adventure.


It's all good news. You're going to be in a fine mood: romantic, passionate and just a tad dangerous. Go ahead and add world-class lover to your already sterling reputation as a peacemaker and negotiator extraordinaire. With this combination of pluck and wisdom, you'll be unstoppable. Stand back, everyone -- you're coming through.


If you're in the mood to shop around for a new job -- and when aren't you -- get out there with your resume and have a look at the options. The chances are great you'll find exactly what you want -- and more. So instead of just taking what you're offered, feel free to do some serious negotiating over salary and benefits. The universe is in an extremely generous mood. Take advantage of it.


Dividing time between working on who you want to be when you grow up and who you want to be when you're with your partner won't be easy -- not at the moment, anyway. You'll have all the energy you need to handle both departments, but you'll have to dig to find it -- and it might not come to you easily. Still, if you give it a shot, you'll do just fine.


No matter how many errands you have to run today, time and flexibility are on your side. Don't hesitate to push yourself to take on more than you normally would -- you're underestimating your ability to juggle. Just don't box yourself in and cut off any new opportunities because you're afraid you won't have the time because if you rearrange one or two things, you definitely do have the time.


You were absolutely certain you'd never mention this to anyone, but suddenly it's just impossible to resist talking about. And needless to say, 'it' most likely involves someone you find endlessly appealing. Go ahead and dish to a trusted soul. You need to get this off your chest. You and your confidante might even come up with a battle plan that will bring you closer to breaking the ice with you-know-who.


Someone unusual, surprising and quite different from anyone you've ever known is about to make a grand entrance into your life. Perhaps they're on a return pilgrimage, possibly from a far-off place -- in which case, you'll be oh, so glad to see them. Or maybe this is a first-time meeting -- in which case, you'll be oh, so glad to see them. In other words, one way or the other, the universe has arranged for you to spend quality time with someone you admire. Take full advantage of it.


Someone who's near and dear to your heart has been acting strangely. You're not sure what's up, but it doesn't feel good. To make matters even more intense, and even more puzzling, someone you're not sure you trust will feel the need to tell you what they think is going on. Don't shoot the messenger -- but don't take the message seriously just yet, either. Who knows? This third party might have an ulterior motive.


Your intellectual and verbal skills are always sharp, to say the very least. But at the moment, you should probably paste a warning label on your forehead, allowing anyone foolish enough to challenge you to a debate to back out while they still can. If they're not bright enough to step away once you've issued your disclaimer, though -- well, you can only do so much.


When you say you're going to do something, you do it without fail. You couldn't live with yourself if you didn't. You've noticed, however, that other folks don't always put as much pride into that sort of thing. At the moment, though, you can absolutely count on anyone you ask to say the right thing and promise their support -- and, most importantly, they'll actually deliver. Enjoy, but don't get used to it.