HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009: This year, emphasize the pluses in your life. Your presence makes a strong impact. If single, you draw many people in because of your charisma. If attached, the two of you benefit from doing more together. Taurus pushes you into the limelight.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) •••• Observe a tendency to be willful and demanding. If you see a situation one way, it doesn’t mean that another way is wrong.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ••••• You could be a bit overwhelmed by what goes on behind the scenes. Stay on topic, and work with someone directly. You know where you want to be with a situation.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) •••• Your perspective could change because of observations. Keep your eyes wide open, spotting possibilities more clearly. Listen to news with a touch of cynicism.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) ••••• Zero in on what you want. A partner explores ideas in an interesting and dynamic manner. You would be wise to do more listening. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ••••• What you see might be colored by other points of view. Keep the facts in mind. If you focus on the goal, you’ll hit a home run.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ••••• By being aware of your limitations, you invest more time and effort in a project that could be exhausting. Listen to news from a child or loved one. Distance yourself from an immediate problem and get past it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) •••• Your ability to move a project forward could be curtailed by others’ demands. You might not always be in sync with prevalent thought. Let it go for now.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) •••• Let others dominate; you cannot change their needs. If you want to do something different or open up to new possibilities, evaluate the process to get there. Your creativity surges.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ••••• Listen to news that heads your way. Your path and knowledge could go in a new direction. Listen to feedback from an associate or co-worker.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ••••• If you find someone reacting strangely, you might look at yourself. Your imagination melds with intellect, making for a unique creativity. Don’t hold back; express your ideas.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) •••• Your focus needs to be on how you think and feel about a key person in your life. Make this person feel at ease with your decisions. A situation is changing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) •••• Keep reaching beyond the obvious. Though often you might be triggered by someone, go back into your thoughts. You are on top of your game.
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