For Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003. Those with birthdays today: You often might want to stand up for yourself and not back down. Others seem like the pathway to controversy. You might need to look within for answers. You will be unusually successful as a result. You have an uncanny ability to think through issues and come out on top. Good fortune greets you next month, creating much more of your dreams. You enter a new life cycle by September, which will provide expansion. If you are single, do not be surprised by what knocks on your door, and quite soon at that. Could this person be Mr. or Ms. Right? If you are attached, learn to give your partner more space. Otherwise, conflict could result.
The Stars Show the Kind of Day You'll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
Aries (March 21-April 19)
- **** You might be forced to take a stand before you are ready. Your ability to read between the lines helps calm down a volatile situation. Share a favorite focus or interest with a loved one. Tonight: Happy at home.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
- **** You might not believe what a friend does and the upheaval that could surround this action. Remain calm, knowing your limits and understanding that you can and will settle this issue. Tonight: Share with a child.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
- ** Expenses could drive you up a wall if you're not careful. You could be jeopardizing an important situation that means a lot to you. A family member gives you important feedback. Tonight: Juggle your budget.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
- **** Take the lead, and if you must cancel plans, please do so. Others respond. You need to take charge and make arrangements that work for you as well as others. Tonight: Whatever makes you happy.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
- ** Certain events occur that might cause you to sit back, especially as they might hit home either emotionally or professionally. You might want to say little and think more. Tonight: Get some extra zzz's.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
- *** Someone might challenge you. You might want to think carefully about what someone wants from you. Look to the long term rather than reacting to the immediate situation. Tonight: Join the gang.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
- ** You might want to do little while others create an enormous amount of uproar. If you overthink things, you could become depressed. Keep aiming for what you want, focusing on that object. Tonight: Escape.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
- **** You find a child or loved one rather touchy, if not unpredictable. What this person threatens might be most unlikely to happen if you stay cool, calm and collected. Detach later in the day. Tonight: Rent a movie.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
- *** Deal with others directly. You could feel pressure, whether it comes from you or a family member. Be careful about a tendency to be disruptive and sometimes difficult. Have a talk with a friend. Tonight: Make nice.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
- *** You could easily be shaking your head at an event or another's disruption. Remember, you don't need to be part of it. Rather, you could detach and let it play out. Tonight: Go along with another's request.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
- ** All work and no play might not be fun, but it might be the best course of action in the present climate. Uproar seems to surround you. You pull the wild card financially. Tonight: Do something ultimately relaxing.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
- **** Your playfulness could upset someone in a way you did not anticipate. As a result, you might spend the rest of the day making nice. You actually might like the end results. Tonight: How 'bout a pillow fight?