TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 8). It will be as though the planetary winds heighten your senses, helping you to both enjoy and to understand life more fully. Relationships thrive as you apply your talents to building a better world with others. There’s an important deal to iron out in November and a key decision in January. Capricorn and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 23, 48, 46 and 21.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Dominance and aggression are poor ways to hold on to power. You’ll get an example of this today as people move away from overly controlling influences and toward those who comfort and assure.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). How well do you understand people? Don’t guess; test it out. Interactions will show you more than a resume or interview could. Joint projects will be the best teachers.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you genuinely care about the people you’re with, qualities of leadership flow from you. First care and then to see a way to make things better for others.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Much will be said without words. In fact, the words will only complicate things. Because you’re paying attention you will get the real story, not the one in the brochure.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Whatever your weakness, that’s the part of the design that can be worked with, possibly made so strong that it’s the best part of the package — the part that draws people in.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Not every role model is created equal. There are people in the business of helping others who only really help themselves. Don’t buy into a model that shows greed.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The activities may not seem like anything negative, but when you don’t like where you end up, and you seem to end up there, those activities aren’t working. Change it up.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The thing you do in the moment might be impulsive or awkward or lack a certain amount of emotional control that you wish you could claim. Who cares? The important thing is that you’re doing something.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Pointing fingers will be a temptation. Of course, it wouldn’t bother you about another person if you didn’t notice the quality somewhere in yourself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). With goal setting, getting the scale right is tricky — big enough to make a difference but not so big as to be unattainable. You probably won’t nail this on the first try, so keep going until you do.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The same structure that protects us and brings shelter can also be a cage. It comes down to choices and the logic.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It’s as though you’ve been through this scenario already in some kind of simulated drill. You may not remember it, but there’s a gut feeling left over that you can trust.