HOROSCOPES

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 13). Ambitions sizzle in your heart, yet somehow you enter this solar cycle with a laidback attitude. You’ll build plans and execute ideas with a flexibility that accommodates others and makes them want to contribute to your dreams. Family will be the magic ingredient that tips fortune’s favor. Aquarius and Gemini adore you. Lucky numbers are: 5, 40, 22, 37 and 10.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being well-rounded, you detach from details that would bother people who didn’t know as much about the world. Life is easier because you take things as general information rather than personal information.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your crew will need two things from you today: space and support. Creating space is easy — just back up. Support is trickier, just because it comes in so many forms. Find out which kind is preferred.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There will be those who seem to have an argument for everything. Hear what they have to say without providing any resistance. Then declare your decision and retreat.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). From the seaweed to crab to surfer, life thrives by working with cyclical forces instead of fighting them. Events will be swayed by tides stronger than you. Let go; let flow.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Conduct small but key experiments to learn about the world and your place in it. Emboldened by possibilities, play with variables that you once wouldn’t have touched.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Normally, you wouldn’t think twice before going out of your way for the people you love. But right now, it’s important to check the relationship. If you’re the one inconvenienced more often than not, this is a red flag.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Because you’re easy to turn to, you’ll be in on information before others. Some so sensitive that you almost wish you didn’t know. But discretion kicks in. You can handle this.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Going too soft on yourself will be a danger. Be comfortable but not coddled. The challenge ahead requires that you develop some coping mechanisms and fight back.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re such a stellar driver of your life that you may be asked or tempted to drive another’s life as well. This never works, as no one can drive two vehicles at once.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some say natural attractions are futile to resist. If only we were strictly attracted to what was best for us! There is more than one way to use the energy of attraction. Channeled properly, it will fuel your best work.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You feel like you’re not doing enough, but you’re doing too much and skipping the rest and recuperation phase, a.k.a. the part of the cycle that allows you to be stronger, smarter and more capable of amazing yourself.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It’s not quite accurate to say that you’ll fearlessly lead the way for others. Leadership is scary. Fear is real. But you’ll hide it, march forward, and the rest will follow.

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