HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011: This year, many people feel very positively about you, and you feel the same way about them. With the good vibes flowing, people will become more their authentic selves. As a result, you often are surprised by others’ reactions. If single, you could meet someone quite spectacular this year. If attached, the two of you could see a new addition to your household, or perhaps go on a second honeymoon. Aries makes you smile. A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • • You have abundant energy. Remain direct and optimistic. A family member, perhaps even the cat, could be out of sorts. Follow a strong feeling concerning funds.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • • Your instincts need to guide you with an investment. You are unusually lucky, but that doesn’t mean a gamble is foolproof.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • • Zero in on what is important to you. Be careful; follow your instincts with an investment or money matter. Don’t lose your patience, as you could overspend.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • Be aware of the needs and requests of others. A fun exchange lightens you up. People do their best to show their more positive side.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • • You tend to be adventurous anyway, but those instincts are emphasized when dealing with news and others. For some people, you can detach and gain a perspective.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • A partner or several close associates demand your time and attention. You will want the same as you deal with different aspects of your day.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • • Others might seem to be abrupt, as they have so many ideas and want to do certain projects their way.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • Though someone might want to socialize, even at work, you want to complete certain tasks before you entertain that thought.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • You might not be aware of it, but you have the solution needed to clear an obstacle. How you come up with it might be surprising.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-. Jan 19) • • • • Right now you do your best work in solitude. Clear out work. If possible, make your work environment more like your home. You will be more productive.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) • • • • • Keep conversations moving. Refuse to get stuck on any one point. You will flourish as long as you don’t get hung up on a triggering situation.
PISCES (Feb 19-March 20) • • • • Listen to what is being said with care. Honor another person’s opinion, but don’t lose faith in yours. Both can exist simultaneously, even if it seems to be black-and-white.