Stamford Advocate


- Holiday Mathis

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 18): Your wish will be tied up in a bow and handed to you. You’ll love the sweetness showered on you over the next 10 weeks. Capricorn and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 4, 44, 19 and 32.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Inside your own realm, you have a strong sense of purpose, but you may feel less sure in foreign territory. Make a goal of maintainin­g your resolve in every environmen­t.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In dealing with strangers, you are unthinking­ly alert to the full range of things that can happen. Interactio­ns will go in an interestin­g direction.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21): What’s good for one person might be harmful to the next.

Some need to let loose, while others should tighten the reins. Ask yourself, and then listen.

CANCER (June 22-July 22): There are those who avoid saying, “I love you” in fear that words can only reduce the power of such an epic emotion. Today’s actions will be an unmistakab­le indication of your feelings.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Too much introspect­ion is draining. You are energized by projecting yourself, connecting and interactin­g in the exterior world.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Self-indulgence is a necessary part of life. Without pleasure, you’ll be depressed and unmotivate­d. Since too much pleasure becomes pain, finding and living in the sweet spot is an art. You’ll nail it today.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): When you’re not making headway on your problem, solve someone else’s. The energy of progress will permeate the atmosphere and you’ll soon see improvemen­t all around.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): When you give your trust, it’s not really for the other person; it’s so you can get on with your life. It will be a relief when someone meets your tes.

SAGITTARIU­S (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Hearing the unedited version of people’s stories can be work. It’s why you share on a need-to-know basis with only a select few.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Disloyalty sets off alarm bells. People relax around people who seem rooted. Highlight the good parts of your history. Remember who brought you to the dance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Handle concerns having to do with sales, leads, revenues and profits. The good fortune will carry over to more personal areas of your life. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Right now, your own quest is as worthy of following as any royal decree, and certainly more important to tend to than what your friends and loved ones want.

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