HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009: This year, you illuminate many lives. Work on your diplomatic style, and friends and associates will relax more. If single, a friend could be quite assertive, as he or she wants more. You can always say no. If attached, your personalities could be combustible. Sometimes you have a hard time working with your sweetie, especially financially. Try to keep your funds separate. Pisces is always a source of excitement.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) •••• You could be sitting on some strong feelings and reacting to someone’s unpredictability. Slow down and listen to your inner voice.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) •••• Your sense of what works points you in a new direction. You could be very tired and drawn. Friends surprise you, whereas a family member could be very stubborn.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ••••• Others might not be aware of the kinds of challenges, and perhaps burdens, you experience. You have more get-up-and-go than usual. Think before taking action.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) •••• Your mood changes quite suddenly. You see events in a new light. Express your anger once you have detached and can see the complete situation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ••••• You bloom, feeling renewed and invigorated. Dealing with partners who might challenge the very basis of your thinking could be tiring.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ••• Know when to pull back and see a situation differently. Understanding evolves to a new level because of your willingness to share your feelings.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ••••• Where your friends are is where you want to be. Network and touch base with people. You could be surprised by some of the facts you hear.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ••••• You are defined by your imagination. You could surprise a child or boss with your ideas. You will not tolerate being limited right now.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ••••• Take the high road. You’ll want to gain a perspective if triggered. What is going on has to do with your roots and early years, and you might be manifesting this issue in your present life.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ••••• Work with someone directly on a one-on-one level. You might be surprised by what is going on with a partner once he or she opens up. You are gaining new insight and direction.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ••••• Defer to another party. You don’t need to be on the same page; in fact, different ideas will build a stronger plan. Be open to feedback. Pick and choose your risks.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ••• People feel as if you are pushing their limits with unexpected actions. You know what you are doing, but perhaps communicating your actions could be important.
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