HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012: This year you might be unusually focused on your financial well-being. Perhaps you see a new path open up and decide to walk down it. A friend or loved one also might offer a different approach. If you are single, a friendship is significant to a key relationship. You could meet someone through a friend, or the very nature of a friendship could change. If attached, the two of you become an even stronger entity. Virgo can be so fussy! A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Virgo.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • Everyone has limits, including you. Return calls before formalizing any plans. Be open to trying something new.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • • You seem to be naturally inventive and creative. Realize what is going on with a friend or family member. He or she might be intimidated by the experience.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • Plans you made during the week might not be suitable any longer. You need a change of pace. Many of you simply may want to stay at home or be close to home.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • Visit with a friend you rarely have time for. It is as if you were never apart once you meet up with each other.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • Be sensitive to your needs and to how far you can extend yourself and still feel comfortable. You might be planning a trip, but be aware of the cost.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • Your actions are in tune with those around you. An older relative or friend expresses his or her delight at spending some time with you in the near future.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • You might not be in the mood to socialize and be the normally charming Libra. Rather than impose your company on someone, change plans accordingly.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Join friends at a baseball game or the beach. Fun naturally happens when you are out with this particular group of friends.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Accept your role in a get-together or with a project. A friend or loved one gives you a supportive boost.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • Reach out to someone you might not see for long periods of time. Move some plans around if need be, in order to free up extra time at home.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • • Deal with a friend or family member directly. Your attention means more than you might think, and it is helpful in resolving a misunderstanding.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • Don’t worry if you don’t have plans. You will, as others seek you out. Follow through only on those invitations with people you enjoy and/or share a preferred pastime with.
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