How Mercury Retrograde Impacts Today's Horoscope For Thursday August 31, 2017

Your Daily Horoscope For Thursday August 31, 2017 For Each Zodiac Sign
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Getting things done, zodiac signs!

Your daily horoscope for today is here! Energy is moving (as it always seems), but dear zodiac signs, time of favor and goodness is up ahead. Mercury Retrograde moves into Leo later this morning!

And although Mercury retrograde can be a bit of a scary time of flux for some zodiac signs, this means that energy is influenced by the traits found in lovely Leo. 

This is a time when tasks take on boldness, loyalty, steadfastness, dedication. If you're working on a project and need the gift of grit, Leo has your back until September 5th. 

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However, beware of extremes during a retrograde season. Negative traits in Leo are ego, laziness, and sometimes being stubborn or demanding. 

Today signs that benefit from Leo and Capricorn most with a power day are Aries, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius. Sagittarius — a double boost for you!

This morning, the Moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn reflecting the traits of dedication and practicality in work with a focus on relationships.

Leo is still in Venus and Mercury is still in retrograde which means that relationships will work in practical ways that instill closeness, and may even get away for some bonding time.

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What does this mean for your zodiac sign?

Air zodiac signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini) will find that their communication will be more purpose driven. There is a lot to get done during this time, so as projects and relationships move to the forefront of the day, what you say will be meaningful and focused

Fire zodiac signs (Cancer, Leo, Virgo) may be less talkative and more driven at work. Intensity may increase when working with others, but so will charm and tact. 

Water zodiac signs (Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces) your positivity energy and inspirational messages are more impactful today. You may find yourself more deliberate in your messages because intuition and sensitivity to the needs of others sharpen.

Earth zodiac signs (Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius) will roll up your sleeves more and get hands on. You will also notice where to apply your energy for maximum benefit.

To find out more, look to your zodiac sign in today's horoscope.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, when you focus on a task you get tunnel vision. You can expect to turn your brain power towards what you need to happen.

Today, your sense of humor may take a hit. If someone cracks a joke, you may not even hear it or want to. 

However, your sense of compassion towards others is felt. You may be asked to help settle a problem between two individuals and need to listen to both sides.

There's a situation that you aren't happy about, but that is about to change because your awareness is now ready to turn to action.

Breathing technique for clarity and focus: Breath of Fire

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you dig down into your projects and although you have clarity of focus your energy may be divided between thought and action.

A situation at work or home may create a sense of worry about an individual or outcome. A person may help you regain patience and you tap into your belief and faith at this time. 

Keep up your awareness in divine order letting go of pride and belief that you can force others to change.

Breathing technique for clarity and focus: Bellows Breath

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, a happy surprise comes to you and you find yourself heading in the right direction early in the day

A part of you still needs to work on an area of discipline. If you manage others, this could be at work with staff, or even within yourself and time management. 

Someone or a situation where resources or time are limited rise at the end of the day. You find a way to be resourceful.

Breathing technique for clarity and focus: Vipassana

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer, someone asks for advice and although you would like to give a response, you decline. Right now the answers are unclear.

There's a situation that you would like to change later in the day, but perhaps right now you have to wait. 

A person or relationship that hurt you in the past come to the surface for healing. Forgiveness is what's needed although for you to be free.

Breathing technique for clarity and focus: Lions Breath

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, your confidence levels are off the charts and it may lead you to a fall sense of security. Stay humble. 

Your find what you've been looking for in a situation and the timing is just right. 

Your courage is up and you have the strength and wisdom to do the right thing for someone in need.

Breathing technique for clarity and focus: Ujjayi 

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, a situation where you weren't satisfied with the results improves. 

Someone reaches out to you, and it could involve a change where your advice is needed.

You learn to let go of something you thought you needed but realize you can do without.

Meditation technique for clarity and focus: Corpse Pose

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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libra, you regain control over something that had a grip on your heart.

This could be a habit or situation where you felt stuck.

Health improves for you today, and you have clarity of focus as a result. 

An offer you can't refuse is put on the table, but you're not sure if you want it. You'll know by the end of the week.

Meditation technique for clarity and focus: Pranayama

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Scorpio, areas where you or someone else was showing stubborn pride finally comes to compromise. 

A block is removed that needed to go and carves the way for progress in a project. 

You finish a project but start a new that highlights your skill set. 

Meditation technique for clarity and focus: Conscious breathing

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius, patience comes easy for you today, and your ability to empower others is felt. 

You  may find yourself tied up in tasks feeling like you're busier than usual, but things get done as planned.

Someone who has been holding a grudge decides to make amends, or a situation between peers gets resolved.

Meditation technique for clarity and focus: Yoga Meditation

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Capricorn  (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorn, an adverse situation where change was the only solution repairs itself.

You may find yourself battling a problem that comes in strong but ends quickly.

Someone you trust confides in you, or you may feel you need someone to talk to. Trust your inner voice at this time.

Meditation technique for clarity and focus: Alternate Nostril Breathing

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Aquarius, your third eye opens and clear thinking comes.

You navigate a change naturally bringing balance to yourself and your surroundings.

What you can't accept rises to the top of your awareness. An ally appears to help.

Meditation technique for clarity and focus: Sounding Breath

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces, your inner voice can be heard today and guides you in the right direction during productivity. 

A problem may arise by midday that seems complicated but you are able to resolve it by tuning into your instincts. 

The situation that was lingering finally comes to an end and the lesson needed is learned.

Meditation technique for clarity and focus: Complete Breath

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