For Thursday, Aug. 18
Those with birthdays today: You might often find yourself in the middle of a debate or controversy. You might ask yourself why. Do you enjoy these situations? Others adore you and would prefer to enjoy your humor, charm and wit. You might want to follow a more peaceful path and let go of a need to control. Let others share more of their ideas. Make them think that your solutions are really theirs. If you are single, romance plays a very strong role in your life, especially this year. Be sure you are being realistic about the person you are involved with. If you are attached, don't argue over petty details. Simply be happy to be with the one you love. AQUARIUS works on a different mental plane.
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)
**** Be flexible with early confusion or changes in plans. Rather than get angry, flow with others. Brainstorm in a meeting. Others add much more than you thought possible. Tonight: Say yes.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
*** Being feisty could cause more hassles than you'd intended. Take a walk rather than growl at a loved one, associate or friend. Others might hear the same words but put another slant on them. Tonight: Get some exercise.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
***** Take the high road, even if you find others to be unusually difficult. Suppressing anger can backfire, but own up to your part of a problem. Be willing to go with others' ideas. Tonight: Where there is music.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
**** A partner has the best intentions. How practical he or she is might be another story altogether. Don't feel pushed by others, no matter what. Be willing to walk your own path. Tonight: Follow another's lead.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
***** Others want to have events, situations and details go their way. You could let a conflict develop, but for what? Let others reveal their intentions. Be careful with a boss, parent or another key person. Clear out! Tonight: Just don't be alone.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
*** Pace yourself. You might be more out of sorts than you realize. Your creativity and efficiency are most valued, even if you don't feel that way. Don't spend money before you have it. Tonight: Take a walk by water or go for a swim.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
***** Your imagination makes up for any hassle a partner or associate might have with you. You seem to have the ability to charm your way out of problems. Ask for more of what you want. Tonight: Fun and games.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
*** Stay out of others' problems, and you might be better off. Sometimes you don't see a matter as clearly as you would like to. Stop with imagination and work with reality. Tonight: Order in.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
***** You say the right words at the right time, after a mini mix-up. You are on the winning path, as long as you bypass a petty individual. Tonight: Do something as a group. How about a ballgame?
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
*** Money might be your strong suit in general, but right now you are distracted. You also might not see eye to eye with a partner or associate, adding to tension and/or confusion. Tonight: Your treat.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
**** You might want to confirm a get-together or defer to others right now. Most definitely everyone has a different opinion. You don't need to buck the trend. Tonight: Detach and enjoy a game or movie.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
** Continue to maintain a very low profile. Others seem touchy and difficult. You could easily make an error or mistake if you get overly tense. Your sixth sense helps you. Follow it. Tonight: Cocoon.