HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013: Your determination and vision define your year. If used properly, you could experience a lot of happiness and success. Your ability to detach carries you through hassles without personalizing the experience. If single, someone very different from you could enter your life through a friendship. You will grow because of knowing this person, and he or she will grow because of knowing you. If attached, the two of you will fulfill a long-term dream together. The experience will bring you closer. Taurus can be stubborn, but he or she is always loyal. A baby born today has a sun in Virgo and a moon in Aries if born before 8:13 p.m. Afterward, the moon will be in Taurus.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • Be aware of a high-priority matter involving your finances. You could have very different ideas from a loved one about handling money and setting up budgets.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • Though you often tend to move at a leisurely pace, right now you will be picking up the pace.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • Know when to stop pushing a friend so hard. Part of what is going on could be a general lack of information.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • Feeling irritable usually has a cause, but losing your cool and yelling at the family pet is not effective. Give voice to your feelings, even the negative ones.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • You accept responsibility well, and you fulfill your obligations with excellence. Others appreciate you, but you need to put a halt to how much responsibility you take on.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • When pushed hard, you often lose patience because a faster pace does not permit your natural precision.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • You work well with someone you care about if you maintain one-on-one contact. When the two of you are part of a group, the other party distances him- or herself considerably.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • You might think that you can have a calm day, but you won’t be able to unless you live in a soundproof, locked room.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Approaching a conversation or project with complete focus will allow you to detach a bit from your daily life.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • You could hit some obstacles, but the way you approach problems is so seamless that no one would know.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • You can be very friendly, but not when too much is on your plate. Focusing on a home project will renew your energy and your spirit.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • Once you are on the phone, it might be hard to get off – not because someone talks too much, but because so many people will be calling you.