Horoscopes for Aug. 2, 2014
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Hallie Eisenberg, 22; Sam Worthington, 38; Kevin Smith, 44; Mary-Louise Parker, 50.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Consistency will be key in reaching your goals and achieving the success and recognition you want. Focus on self-improvement rather than trying to change those around you. Feuds or disagreements could arise if you aren’t willing to compromise at least some of the time. Make choices backed by facts, figures and experience. Look inward before criticizing others.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Make positive changes. Get involved in activities and events that interest you. Expand your circle of friends and look for ways to increase your knowledge and expertise. Socializing will lead to romance and a positive lifestyle change.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will have a tendency to overreact or to take on too much. Personal change must be done for the right reason. Ulterior motives are present and questionable. Don’t let your emotions interfere with what’s best for you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Plan a day trip or a neighborhood party. Expanding your circle of friends will lead to exciting new opportunities and a change in the way you do things at home. Good fortune is heading your way. Embrace the future with optimism.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put time and effort into self-improvement. A creative outlet will help you calm your emotions and ease your stress. Look for a way to turn something you enjoy doing into a prosperous venture. Love is in the stars.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t take on so much that you aren’t able to fulfill your domestic obligations. You owe it to those who depend on you to take care of business before you pursue personal pleasures. Organization will help you fit everything into your busy schedule.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Ease into any obligation with caution. Helping others is fine, but not at the expense of ignoring your needs. A last-minute change of plans will influence the way someone feels about you. Show compassion and nurture important relationships.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Anything that will help you get ahead professionally should be dealt with before you move on to personal plans. Being responsible will boost your reputation and a consideration for advancement will result. Don’t let personal demands hold you back.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Observe what others do and say. Taking a back seat or spending your time quietly working on home improvement projects will keep you out of trouble and help you raise your standard of living. A physical transformation will result in compliments.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Financial opportunities are present. Focus on your assets and how you can make them grow. Home improvement projects or a residential move will help you build a solid and stable economic future. Charity begins at home.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Lots can happen in the romance department depending on how you handle emotional situations. Don’t jump to conclusions or disregard what your partner or someone you love is trying to tell you. Be receptive to the needs of others.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can make positive changes regarding your future if you look into financial investment opportunities. A chance to develop something you enjoy doing will arise. A change in vocation or a work-related partnership would be positive as well as lucrative.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Settlements, contracts and issues concerning money will take a favorable turn. Plan to celebrate with the people you enjoy spending time with the most. Love and romance are in the stars and will lead to greater personal security.