HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012: You alternate between being coldly rational and practical to being delightfully expressive and fun. Can you understand why some of your close friends could be confused by you at times? If single, you could attract someone who responds to one side of your personality and not the other. If attached, your sweetie could be highly responsive to your ability to greet change with ease. As a result, your relationship will evolve to a new level. A baby born today has a sun in Virgo and a moon in Aquarius if born before 3:31 p.m. Afterward, the moon will be in Pisces.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • Your friendship defines a relationship, especially as the other party initially is not as enthusiastic as you are. A tendency of yours to go overboard comes out.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • Understand your role, which could change during the day. An associate opens up because of your efforts, and you’ll take the lead in moving a situation forward.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • You have an opportunity to break a pattern and head in a different direction once you understand the limitations of the course you are on.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • • Deal with a key person or friend in your life directly. Your sensitivity comes out in the way you respond to someone’s offer.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • • You know when to defer to others. Such an occasion emerges today. A loved one could be demanding. As a result, your perspective will change.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • You might be more easygoing than in the past. Still, you need to adapt, not only to a changing financial situation, but also to a transformation involving a friend or loved one.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • You are as frisky as can be. You might wonder why you are heading in a direction that has a dead end. Perhaps it is the process you enjoy more than the end results.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Pressure builds from the morning into the afternoon. You might feel as if you cannot handle what is on your plate until you get a wonderful idea for a solution.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • You might want to continue an irritating conversation to fully understand where someone is coming from.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • Handle financial matters early in the day. You could be subject to drifting thoughts in the afternoon.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • Use the morning to the max, when you are at your prime. Communication among friends or associates reveals some nuggets of information you will want to hear.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • As the day goes on, you feel better and better. Use the morning for quieter activities, like doing research or reading the paper.