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Horoscopes for Aug. 22, 2014

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kristen Wiig, 41; Ty Burrell, 47; Tori Amos, 51; Valerie Harper, 75.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Your compassionate and friendly demeanor will help you get ahead. Your insight into future trends will enable you to make good choices and to manufacture trust and loyalty from those who share your goals. An important partnership will result in greater wealth and a higher standard of living. Walk away from a no-win situation geared to leave you riddled with responsibilities.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Attending networking or social functions will lead to new acquaintances. Your youthful approach to life will attract the interest of someone who can help you further your goals. Personal improvement projects will turn out well.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Things will be disruptive at home and within your personal relationships. Don’t let things get to you when a practical but sensitive approach will help you get to the bottom of whatever situation you face. Use your intuition.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Focus on home, family and making alterations that will help you reach your goals. A move or change to the way you live will be beneficial. Romance will help you form a closer bond with someone special. Don’t be fooled by hearsay.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will instinctively know what to do. Creative changes at home will ease any trouble that may be brewing. Concentrate on improving your relationships with older relatives or colleagues. The expertise offered will be worth listening to.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do whatever it takes to stay in control. Someone is likely to test your strength and courage. Being adaptable and open to suggestions will help you gain respect and win favors. Organization and preparation will be your tickets to success.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Refuse to let anyone take you for granted. Underlying factors that lead to more responsibility than suggested are apparent and must be addressed before you engage in a binding commitment. Detail and precision will help you avoid mistakes.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Offer suggestions and practical support for something or someone you believe in. Your ability to find solutions and offer expertise will be appreciated by those receiving your help, while someone close to you will complain. It may be time to re-evaluate this connection.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Anxiety will take over if you let it. Don’t take on something that doesn’t feel right to please someone you love. Be true to your needs and refrain from overdoing, overspending or overindulging to make someone else happy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can make headway if you focus on the task at hand and refrain from getting involved in rumors, gossip or any sort of negative talk that can make you look bad and slow down your progress. Love is on the rise.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your keen sense of perception coupled with your business savvy will bring in more cash. Sticking to what you know and do best will give you control. Don’t indulge in a partnership that has little to offer.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Determination and enthusiasm will be your ticket to success. A partnership will offer you the little extra you require in order to achieve success. Romance is in the stars and a commitment or promise made will improve your personal life.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t let emotions interfere with what you need to accomplish. Deception and disillusionment can lead to a poor financial decision. Call in favors or reconnect with someone you have worked with in the past who can help you get ahead now.