Horoscopes for Aug. 5, 2014
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Lolo Jones, 32; Jonathan Silverman, 48; Pat Smear, 55; Maureen McCormick, 58.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: You are up for some interesting surprises. Embrace change and adventure. Size up what is and what isn’t working for you and get rid of whatever is holding you back. Make domestic changes that will ease your stress. Cut corners or make your surroundings more comfortable and user-friendly. Put your energy into positive gains, not reoccurring losses.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will come to verbal decisions when dealing with friends, relatives or colleagues. Voice your opinion, but remember to listen to what others have to say as well and you will make a good impression that leads to good results.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may want to control a situation, but if you force your ideas on someone, you’ll end up in a stalemate. Patience will bring far better results. Plant the seed, but don’t try to take over.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Express what it is you want and you will find out exactly where you stand. Keep business and personal matters separate to avoid someone meddling in your affairs. Working on a project that excites you will keep you out of trouble.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get involved in a project that teaches you something unusual or allows you to work with someone from a different background. Spending time on personal grooming or learning new skills that will help you advance professionally will bring good results.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take care of the little things that you’ve been promising others you would complete to avoid someone complaining or criticizing. Make alterations based on what you feel will help you move forward. Arguing will be a waste of time and lead to regret.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Work quietly behind the scenes. If you can avoid drawing attention to your plans, you will get more done with less interference. Don’t let an emotional matter get blown out of proportion. Deception is apparent and must be avoided when dealing with partners.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get out and about. Take care of situations that will make a difference to someone in need or to a cause you believe in. The people you meet while helping others will bring about positive change. Avoid a family feud.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It will be futile trying to hide your true feelings. Get things out in the open and make decisions. Changes at home that are out of the ordinary will turn out to be beneficial. Put a little muscle behind your domestic plans.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Emotions will fluctuate. Gravitate toward moneymaking ventures that will bring about positive changes to the way or where you live. Emotional disillusionment is apparent. Ask questions to find out the truth. Keep your money matters a secret.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Proceed with caution. Participating in community events can lead to problems if you let impulses get the better of you. Don’t be too quick to agree with someone. Ulterior motives are present, and protecting your heart and your money is necessary.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Consider your motives and what you want before putting the blame on someone. Pick your friends wisely. Someone you know well will disappoint you. Tension will mount if honesty is questioned. Focus on your work and doing the best you can.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Romance is in the stars. An opportunity to do something that will make you feel good or improve your appearance should be taken. Networking will get you back on track and keep you moving toward a more prosperous future.