Horoscopes for Aug. 16, 2014
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Cam Gigandet, 32; Steve Carell, 52; Angela Bassett, 56; Madonna, 56.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Control your emotions to avoid problems at home and at work. Adapt, compromise and look for solutions that will save the day, not create more confusion. It’s how you play the game that will count. Being a team player will lead to a bigger and better future. Avoid taking on too much when fulfilling your responsibilities and promises is what’s important.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put more emphasis on fun, family and romance. Do things that are entertaining or that make you feel good and look your best. A shopping spree or expanding your interests will give you a different outlook regarding what’s available to you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Situations will escalate. Remain calm and refuse to engage in discussions that are likely to lead to regret. Overindulging will be your downfall and must be kept in check. Don’t let disillusionment or deception lead you down the wrong path.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Listen carefully or you will misinterpret what someone is trying to tell you. Take time to do something that will encourage you to discover your creative talents and explore how you can use your skills more effectively.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll learn a lot if you get involved in a cultural event or a retreat that is geared toward a spiritual or positive lifestyle change. Your discipline will pay off and encourage you to make improvements. Share your ideas.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can’t let emotional issues or added responsibilities drag you down. Being nonproductive won’t help you get ahead. Focus on work, making money and future prospects. Avoid argumentative individuals or those trying to hold you back. Romance is highlighted.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t rely on others to do what you must do yourself. As long as you take charge, everything else will fall into place and you will avoid discord or opposition from someone who usually causes trouble.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Discuss your personal plans with someone you respect and you will get answers that help you make a decision and take action. Love is on the rise and an opportunity to alter the way you live or work looks promising.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Emotional matters will rise to the surface, leading to uncertainty regarding your life or a relationship you have with a friend, relative or lover. Focus on your success, not past disappointments or regrets. Make changes at home or to your lifestyle.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t second-guess. Believe in what you know to be the truth and not what someone else says. Don’t be fooled into believing that you need something that you don’t. Focus on making personal improvements that will benefit you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Trust in your ability to get things done. A moneymaking deal will turn out to be better than anticipated. Fixing up your surroundings will add to your pleasure, entertainment and comfort. Don’t worry about what others think or do.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put more time and effort into your relationships with others as well as into personal improvements you want to pursue. A change you make will allow you to expand your resume and apply for positions that have more to offer.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Shake things up. Lay your cards on the table and put your plans on paper. You can develop a relationship with someone, but make it clear who is responsible for what. A new outlook will lead to a different approach to your professional goals.