HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011: This year, much occurs in your day-to-day life. You naturally will have a good time and enjoy yourself. Romance will be dominant for many of you. If attached, you might see the embers of love flash into flames once more. Stoke these fires. Capricorn understands you well. A baby born today before 1:58 p.m. has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Sagittarius. Afterward, the baby has a Moon in Capricorn.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • Handle all necessary research by midday. You will want to execute a plan by then. Take the lead, trusting that others will follow.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • • Deal with a loved one in the morning. At a certain point, you will need to let go and trust. Detach from the situation, knowing full well what is going on.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • Others want to run with the ball. You do have a choice, but the smart decision is to let them have their way. Experience is a wonderful teacher.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • Dive into work, and get as much done as humanly possible. Midday, a change in interest points to a new direction. Take time to catch up with others.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • You might have difficulty settling down this morning, but by midafternoon, you could have a personality change. You ask powerful questions.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • Getting started could be challenging this morning. Your creativity surges this afternoon. Your ability to transform so quickly could stun many people.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • Make calls early on. Ultimately, meetings will be better for you this morning than in the afternoon. You have your hands full and a lot to consider and evaluate.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • You have a tendency to splurge and go overboard, especially in the morning. In a fashion, you say “yes” to these tendencies rather than confront the main issue.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • You have spark in the morning and are close to unstoppable. By the evening, your fuse is dying, if not dead. Try to keep more easy tasks for later.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • You perk up midday and feel like a different person. Drop the words “can’t” and “no” from your mind, just for the evening.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • Use the morning to home in on a long-term objective. Try to avoid postponements. You are at your best before noon.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • Demands are heavy. Take a stand. The afternoon is well spent networking, promoting an idea and encouraging supporters.

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