TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 31): A strong sense of purpose will be with you all year. Anyone can see that it would be extremely difficult to sway you from your path, most will just clear the way for your arrival. Artistic people spark your creativity. A stress is lifted in November. Big money comes from cumulative efforts paying off in 2018. Scorpio and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 12, 1, 18, 50 and 14.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t let things grate on your nerves. Make adjustments. It won’t be easy, but the alternative is to think the same irritating thoughts again and again. Make a move instead.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you didn’t feel and respect the risk involved, it wouldn’t be exciting. You’ll do creative and experimental things because you decide not to be ruled by your trepidations.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Ambitions don’t end. As soon as you wrap your hands around one glittering fruit another one higher on the tree will catch your eye. Ambition is not about being satisfied but about embodying pursuit.
CANCER (June 22-July 22): Some keep trying to bring your attention back to a rather dismal trajectory, and they call that “reality.” Reality has many trajectories. Don’t automatically accept the dark ones just because they are offered.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): When you pray for someone, do you pray to their god or yours? These and other spiritual questions are the order of the day, but don’t worry about coming up with answers. All the benefit is in the pondering.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll be magnetized by dynamic,your work, really,a wonderfulas it satisfiesonce. It’s manygood to people know at there’s something in your endeavors with the power to keep you coming back.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Any one part of your life doesn’t have to be the best part of your life. So when one area isn’t going right, don’t worry yourself too much about it. Things will even out for you; they always do.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You are in control; you’re also trapped. You have the power, but you’re not sure how to seize and use it. Accept the complexity. Be gentle with yourself. Do what you can to increase the flow of good.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): What you do for your happiness you also do for your health. Another thing you may not realize is that your efforts to take excellent care of yourself are being watched. By caring for yourself, you inspire others to take care.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The oldschool way has to do with priorities and goals. Of course, if you don’t know where you’re headed, you’re not going to get there. The new way has more to do with setting up systems and rhythms that work for you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There are some things about yourself that are not likely to change. When you’ve so many talents and abilities, why would you waste time even worrying about those things? Build up your strengths.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’re seeking inspiration — as much of it as you can get. You want to learn how people face adversity and set themselves up for success. Books lie. People lie. Still, you’ll find enough truth to use and use well.