General Horoscope for February 8, 2019
Complex emotional entanglements dissipate as the reflective Moon shifts into far-seeing Sagittarius at 8:53 am EST. Rather than mucking about in subjectivity, we aim our adventurous intentions toward an objective target. Fortunately, a creative Mercury-Uranus connection inspires our plans with one brilliant idea after another. Meanwhile, the radiant Sun teams up with superhero Mars, giving us ample energy to work toward achieving our goals.
Aries Horoscope — March 21 to April 19
It’s like a weight is being lifted from your shoulders today. You might even feel so light that you believe you could fly. In fact, your thoughts are your wings now, and you easily soar on the flow of original ideas that rise from your imagination. No one can take your creativity away from you, but you must choose to apply it to reach your dreams or nothing lasting will occur. Set a firm goal in your mind’s eye and you’ll be surprised how dramatically the universe conspires with you to facilitate your journey.
Taurus Horoscope — April 20 to May 20
Life becomes more complicated today because other people’s feelings must be factored into your plans. It’s annoying when you cross paths with someone else and your trajectories conflict with one another. Sharing your ideas with a like-minded friend or lover can be a joyful experience unless you let unrealistic expectations obscure your happiness. Attempting to possess that which is not yours leads to disappointment. However, in the words of poet William Blake, “He who kisses the joy as it flies, lives in eternity’s sunrise.”
Gemini Horoscope — May 21 to June 20
Your heart is set on writing a new chapter in the book of your life. You love the notion that you can take the plot in any direction you choose. You even have the power to bring new characters into your story. However, you’re not without history; earlier parts of the book brought you to your present set of circumstances. Nothing is gained by ignoring your past or denying your current situation. Today’s choices will create tomorrow’s reality. Psychologist Abraham Maslow wrote, “In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”
Cancer Horoscope — June 21 to July 22
You can accomplish anything today if you set ambitious goals and then commit to reaching them. Unfortunately, your fear of failure may be so overwhelming that you resist taking the first step on your journey. But no one has ever succeeded unless they actually try. Luckily, you are in possession of a secret weapon now, which unfolds like a parachute once you jump. You have the extraordinary capability to conjure up a vision, develop a strategy to manifest it, and then execute your plan on point. Don’t waste time dreaming about your success; just get out of your own way and make it happen.
Leo Horoscope — July 23 to Aug. 22
Everyone seems to be further along than you. It’s not that you are jealous of anyone else’s accomplishments; you’re just overly concerned with your own achievement. But your fulfillment doesn’t require others to fall short of their expectations; in fact, a case could be made that success breeds success. Geese fly in formation because each goose is pulled along by the energetic warp left by the next bird in line. Be gentle with your judgments; give yourself permission to fly behind everyone else as long as you want, until you’re ready to take your position on the leading edge.
Virgo Horoscope — Aug. 23 to Sept. 22
You may choose to hide your adventurous spirit today because you don’t want to shock anyone with your radical ideas. But it’s not time to cash in your chips and hit the road just yet. People depend on you and sharing the duties of chores, professional and personal, brings you closer to them. It’s best if you can set aside your dreams of the future for a day or two while you attend to your normal routine. Muhammad Ali said, “Don’t count the days; make the days count.”
Libra Horoscope — Sept. 23 to Oct. 22
You’re spinning your mental wheels faster than ever now, but you still can’t make much progress fixing a current problem. Your concentration may be limited because your thoughts are moving so quickly. It’s challenging to grab onto any single idea long enough to turn it into something useful. Nevertheless, shifting your frame of reference transforms your anxiety into excitement. Remove the pressure of self-criticism. Don’t try to control your analytical process today; just let the words and images come and go without holding onto them or pushing them away. Cultivate observation.
Scorpio Horoscope — Oct. 23 to Nov. 21
People assume your friendly demeanor means that all is as it should be in your world. Apparently, they don’t know you as well as they think they do. You are able to see through the surface and right into the center of the truth now. You know there are unspoken emotional issues that need to be brought into the open, but it’s not the right time and place to catalyze the change. In the meantime, continue smiling and focus on where you can do the most good.
Sagittarius Horoscope — Nov. 22 to Dec. 21
You are wired for action today. The snap, crackle and pop of ingenuity is lighting up your imagination and you’re eager to share every positive thought. Unfortunately, you could exhaust yourself unless you practice some reasonable self-restraint. Instead of moving through the day like a solo show, give others a chance to take center stage, too. Nevertheless, make the most of your charisma while you have it. Norman Vincent Peale wrote, “There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”
Capricorn Horoscope — Dec. 22 to Jan. 19
You are self-motivated and won’t likely wait for your boss to tell you what to do. In fact, you will probably be well into your work before you receive any instructions at all today. A minor conflict arises if you went off in one direction, only to be instructed to do something else. Fortunately, you’re able to shift gears smoothly now. Although you might be annoyed with the lack of stability, your ability to adapt to changing circumstances enables you to navigate through the day with flying colors.
Aquarius Horoscope — Jan. 20 to Feb. 18
The future is yours to claim as you look ahead with eager anticipation. You’re more enthusiastic than impatient; in fact, you’re willing to take your time if it means greater success in the long run. The only problem with being so progressive in your thinking is that you might have trouble focusing on the present moment, even when your immediate attention is required. Og Mandino advises, “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
Pisces Horoscope — Feb. 19 to March 20
You might surprise your coworkers with your no-nonsense approach to problem-solving today. Your aggressive posture may seem out of character, but you are driven to reach your goals now and could be a little overbearing in the process. But you realize that you can achieve more with the support of your associates. However, it’s a mistake to assume they will jump in to help just because they see you pushing so hard. John Maxwell wrote, “Leaders become great not because of their power but, because of their ability to empower others.”