Today's birthday (Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017) This year you find that there is an element of unpredictability in your life. Your attitude about these spontaneous happenings will lead to unusual insights that could define your year. The more open you are, the more successful you will be. If you are single, you will date several different people. You might feel as if there is a psychic connection between you and the person you choose to get close to. If you are attached, the two of you open up to new possibilities. As a result, you find that your life together gets even more exciting. Pisces inspires you to daydream more.
Aries (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ It’s business as usual after yesterday’s lunar eclipse. You might feel as if you can take in a breath of fresh air. Know that you could have a strong reaction to what you hear midday. The more calm and centered you are, the better the outcome will be. Tonight: Share news.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) ★★★ You are more in control of a work situation than you realize. Others look to you to take the lead. You might not want to take the reins, but you’ll step up to the plate regardless. A serious conversation with a loved one could have a surprising outcome. Tonight: Where the fun is.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) ★★★ Reach out to someone at a distance, or to an expert who can help you understand where someone else is coming from. You’ll need to set aside your biases before you can accept a different perspective and/or identify with other points of view. Tonight: A must appearance.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ One-on-one relating elicits strong results. You might be able to make a change that has been on the back burner for a while. A boss could act in a most unexpected way. Can you deal with this person’s unpredictability? Distance yourself if need be. Tonight: Escape into the night.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ Today could demand a lot of focus in various areas of your life. You will see a different perspective when you deal with a creative project. You might be holding yourself back. Surprising news is likely to invigorate you. Tonight: Spend quality time with a loved one.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★ Be aware of what is going on in your mind. You might decide to focus on each item or project separately. Later in the day, schedule your meetings. Defer to others in this situation, and you will gain a lot of wisdom and knowledge as a result. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.”
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ Your playfulness could lighten up someone’s mood in the morning, but by midafternoon, your focus changes. You have a lot on your plate. You might want to defer to someone else. Know when you have had enough or need to head in a new direction. Tonight: Run errands.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★ Getting past a personal issue or a domestic matter could be trying. Expenses seem to be at the core of the problem. Allow more openness, and encourage more sharing. Another person’s idea will prove to be more helpful than you had originally thought. Tonight: Live for the moment.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★ You might be in the position of having to convince others of how right one of your ideas is. You could be confused by another party’s unpredictability. Do not attempt to box this person in; instead, go along with his or her spontaneity. Embrace the moment. Tonight: Make it early.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★ Be aware of your spending limits when handling your funds. You might have opted to take a risk, but perhaps you are getting cold feet at the last minute. You can choose to worry or to let it go, but the call is yours to make. Tonight: Hang out with a close friend at a favorite spot.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★★ Go for more of what you want. You have been focused on a major issue for a while. A friend can’t seem to let go of his or her negativity. Try to listen to this person’s feedback without internalizing it. Weigh the pros and cons of an expenditure later in the day. Tonight: All smiles.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★ You could be weighing the pros and cons of handling a personal matter differently from how you have in the past. You could be taken aback by an older relative who expresses a very conservative point of view. Open up to new possibilities later in the day. Tonight: As you like it. The stars show the kind of day you'll have: 5 Dynamic; 4 Positive; 3 Average; 2 So-so; 1 Difficult.