For Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006:
You have a lot of energy this year that easily could be displaced. Spending might be a prime outlet for your frustration. Recognize the problems you could cause yourself. Work on detachment and solutions, and naturally head in your own direction. Education and/or travel could figure strongly into your year.
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)
**** An unexpected incident starts your day. You also might receive strange news. Tap into a resource or ask a creative friend for help. Once you gain a perspective, life and the Ram regain their resilience. Tonight: You make the call. Others will respond.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
*** Sometimes events or problems seem to swirl out of control. Today is no exception. Don't make a financial decision if you can avoid it. You could overspend. Choose not to risk. Lie back and give yourself time. Tonight: Get as much sleep as you can.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
**** Events could suddenly blow out of control. If you listen to others and know what your expectations are, you can quickly straighten out a hassle. A parent, boss or authority figure is out of kilter. Tonight: Get together with your friends.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
*** You might not believe what could be dumped into your lap. You might change plans and do something totally different. Take charge; you will meet a responsibility. Rearrange plans. Tonight: Swap news with a friend.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
**** When the unexpected occurs, especially financially, don't get plugged in. Pull back and gain a perspective. Your decisions change later on. Refuse to go on automatic. Time is your ally. Relax at the movies. Tonight: Listen to music.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
**** You will need a partner to pitch in. You might face losing this person if you don't extend your understanding. Sometimes you are combative and critical. Cool your jets and work with a situation, not against it. Tonight: Say yes to a request or favor.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
*** You might be unnerved by a situation or how you are feeling. Handle your anger appropriately, otherwise it will take a physical toll on you. Ask for support, and you'll get just that. Don't worry about others' responses. Tonight: Happy as long as you are with people.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
*** Information comes forward. Friends and/or a child could be prone to uproar. You cannot control anyone, much less this person. Stay cool and even. Be more nurturing with those in your life. Tonight: Make a list of what you must do.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
**** When you hit a problem or feel pulled between two choices, step back. Remember, there is always a solution. Reframe a situation or work on different ways of looking at a hassle. Solutions will follow. Use your creativity. Tonight: Naughty and nice.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
**** Plans could change radically. You could be taking off at the last minute. Your perspective changes because of what you hear and see today. Remember, your comfort needs to be primary. Take care of yourself and close loved ones. Tonight: Add a little more vulnerability to a conversation.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
**** You might over-talk a situation in order to find a solution. Your finances could play a substantial role in your plans and what happens. Instead of reacting, look around and see how others are dealing with the pressure. Visit with a pal or neighbor. Tonight: Return calls and e-mail.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
*** Someone might be creating an uproar, but you are also feeding the situation. Learn to pull back and not get plugged in. Blaming will not help. Think positively about another's offer. Take off and get away from a problem. Tonight: Order in.