Last Word in Astrology
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Sara Ramirez, 42; Chris Tucker, 45; Zack Ward, 47; Richard Gere, 68.
Happy Birthday: Make plans to travel, learn and to get ahead this year. Pick up skills, network and make changes instead of just thinking about what you want to pursue. Take control of your life and make decisions that will eliminate whatever is standing in your way. Use your ingenuity to figure out a way to get rid of excess baggage. Your numbers are 8, 15, 21, 29, 32, 43, 45.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Concentrate on work, getting along with your peers and advancement. Take care of your responsibilities, but don’t let anyone take credit for your work or try to manipulate you. Keep emotions out of the workplace or classroom. 2 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Alter the way you approach people and the activities you want to pursue and you will have better luck reaching your goals. Show some enthusiasm as well as mental agility. An open mind will encourage support and acceptance. 5 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look over your personal debt and consider the best way to pay down what you owe. Added discipline and a good plan will encourage success and give you the financial relief you need to get back on track. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Dig in and do your part. What you contribute today will revive your belief in your ability to get things done over the long haul. Persistence and hard work will help you excel and gain the respect and the rewards you deserve. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Doing things with youngsters, seniors and the people who can use your help most will be rewarding. Your generosity and energetic approach to life will set a good example for those incapable of doing things on their own. 5 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Socialize and be a part of whatever is happening and you’ll have a say in what’s to come. Your input will inspire confidence and could lead to new alliances. Business trips, educational pursuits and communication are all encouraged. 5 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Use your intelligence to outmaneuver anyone who tries to get in your way. Your emotions will flare up easily and waste valuable time if you give in to outside influences. Listen to your heart and use common sense, and you will be triumphant. 2 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Size up any competition you encounter and use your insight and imagination to outdo any threat that comes your way. Anger will not lead to rewards, but doing your best will. If you work hard each day, you’ll avoid regrets. 4 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Someone will undermine you if you neglect to protect your personal data and your vulnerabilities. Keep your eyes open and be prepared to make a move or change if necessary. A quick response will ward off future occurrences. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep your emotions in check. Try to make changes without upsetting the people who will be affected by your decision. Showing compassion and offering intelligent solutions will help you gain support once everything is in place. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be attracted to someone who is unique. Researching a different belief or way of doing things will encourage you to use your imagination and come up with personal changes that can make your life better. 3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A compassionate response to a plea for help will be your best alternative. Offer suggestions, but don’t take on someone else’s dilemma. Concentrate on being productive and taking care of your own responsibilities. Don’t miss a chance to get ahead. 4 stars