Horoscope for August 31, 2015


Today’s Birthday (08/31/15). Rise into your own this year. Use your influence for a greater cause, especially after 10/13. Your natural precision grows family accounts after 10/27. Discover a kindred spirit and partner after 3/8. Forgiveness creates breakthroughs after 3/23. Share your love.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 1he easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

ariesAriesĀ (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 9 — You’re getting stronger today and tomorrow, and more confident. Assert your wishes without stepping on anyone. Reassess your assets. Another source of revenue is possible. Stay out of somebody else’s argument. Tackle big goals, and get support.

taurusTaurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Finish up tasks today and tomorrow. It’s emotion versus reason. Take time for ritual and peaceful meditation. Public obligations could interfere with private time. New possibilities stretch old boundaries. Focus on keeping old commitments before making new.

geminiGemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — Friends pry you from your comfortable shell over the next two days. Community bonds and projects call you to action. Go for having it all (as long as you get a full night’s sleep). Share resources and inspiration.

cancerCancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Focus, take on increased responsibility and earn a professional boost over the next few days. Career advancement is distinctly possible. Make decisions. Give up what you don’t need. Balance accounts. Someone influential is paying attention.

leoLeo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 9 — Get into an expansion phase today and tomorrow. You’d rather play than work. Business travel serves as a compromise. Avoid arguments by minimizing expense. Review all options and plan moves meticulously. Dream big. Listen for what’s wanted.

virgoVirgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is an 8 — Strategically manage finances over the next two days. Pay old debts before incurring new. Study ways to make and keep money. Negotiate contracts and file papers. Postpone an outing until done. Avoid bickering by keeping careful track.

libraLibra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — Your partner can be a big help over the next few days. Hold meetings to resolve priorities, or waste time with upsets and misunderstandings. Resolve a financial issue. Be receptive, and offer support. Take care of each other.

scorpioScorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 9 — Focus on your work for the next two days. Your pursuit of excellence is paying off. Learn from a master. Keep up with correspondence and communications. Keep your fingers on the pulse of your industry.

sagittariusSagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Play with someone attractive today and tomorrow. Rearrange your schedule to include more fun. Don’t discuss money. Listen carefully, to avoid a communications breakdown. Follow emotions as well as intellect. Distractions cause mistakes. Focus on love.

capricornCapricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Walk and talk with your partner. Attend to household matters today and tomorrow. It could get busy … work from home. Family comes first. A private conference spells out the facts. Disagree persuasively. Rely on your schedule.

aquariusAquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Update your skills over the next few days. Study with a talented teacher. Get expert assistance. Follow rules carefully. Avoid another’s controversy. Tie up loose ends, and take a break. The competition is smart. Be here now.

piscesPisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 9 — The next two days are good for business, which is lucky as bills come due. Your ideas are attracting attention. Prepare marketing and promotional materials. Share a juicy invitation. Publish after approvals by all involved. Hit “send.”

(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black’s legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @lindablack. For more astrological interpretations visit www.lindablack.com and www.nancyblack.com)