Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. For best results, readers should refer to the dates following each sign.
A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 14, 2017:
This year you often have an effect on others. You also are very much your own person. If you decide to go in a desired direction, nothing can stop you. Remember that! If you are single, be smart and avoid the classic pitfall of dating someone you work with. You will be a lot happier if you do. In the next few months, you could meet someone highly desirable, if you haven’t already. If you are attached, work on your flexibility, and you might discover that your sweetie does the same. Keep your distance from TAURUS, as he or she is even more stubborn than you are!
The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
★★★ You might feel more balanced than you have in a while. Sometime during the day, some anger could arise from out of nowhere. You need to be careful as to what words you say; otherwise, you will need to make amends, which could be difficult. Tonight: Slow down.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
★★★★ Something unexpected could affect your life in a personal way. Remain optimistic that you will figure out a way to straighten out this situation. Refusing to face the problem or being stubborn might not work. Identify with the other parties involved. Tonight: Fun and games.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
★★★ You sense that the less said, the better. You have been gaining some insight over the past few years. Trust in your ability to handle the issue at hand. It is normal to feel discouraged at times; let the wave of doubt wash right over you. Tonight: Visit with a favorite friend.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
★★★★ You might be more emotional than you realize. You cannot keep postponing events. Resolve the issue, at least for yourself, so that it no longer runs your life. Honor a fast change of pace, but note what motivates you to switch gears. Tonight: Remain flexible and understanding.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
★★★★ You could be pushing yourself very hard to meet your expectations. You are your harshest critic; try being easier on yourself. A higher-up might make a demand that you aren’t ready to meet just yet. Examine new possibilities. You have a lot going for you. Tonight: Relax at home.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
★★★★★ You could be a lot more uptight than usual. Make a call and arrange to meet up with a friend for lunch. Once you gain a fresh perspective, you will not be so tense. In fact, by the end of the day, you might even laugh at what has occurred. Tonight: Distract yourself.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
★★★★ You work well in partnerships. You have the special gift of making others feel important and cared about. Expect today to be heavy on one-on-one relating. You can’t help but charm those around you. Nevertheless, you sense a certain ambivalence. Tonight: All smiles.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
★★★★ Your intensity generally lures others toward you. Finally, you’ll meet someone who has the same effect on you. Use the power of your eyes and your smile, and you will like the results. You will enjoy spending time with this person. Tonight: Don’t give in to insecurity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
★★★★★ You could be much crankier than you realize. Understand what is causing this type of discomfort, and try to find a solution quickly. Otherwise, it is likely create distance between you and others. Try to avoid unnecessary discomfort. Tonight: Think rather than act impulsively.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
★★★★ Don’t cause a problem for yourself when there need not be one. Allow your creativity to emerge and play into your day. You could even enjoy the unexpected! The only person who can stop you is you. Make the most of the moment. Tonight: Let the real fun begin!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
★★★ You might feel as if you are put on the spot. As a result, you are likely to feel pressured to do what someone else desires. You could feel as if you can’t get past a boundary. You also seem to have difficulty recognizing people who act out in destructive ways. Tonight: Close to home.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
★★★★ Do not hesitate to speak your mind. You will take a stand regardless of whether someone else expresses strong resistance or defiance. At least you’ll know where this person is coming from. The less said at the moment, the better. Tonight: Hang out with a close friend or loved one.
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