For Thursday, Aug. 24
Those with birthdays today: You have pizzazz and energy. Others cannot help but want to be close to you. Use your magnetism and creativity to create key goals this year. Curb a tendency to be one-sided or self-centered. You don't always see the whole picture. Act like the master of your destiny. If you are single, check out each person you meet, because you will tend to draw an unavailable personality. Excitement punctuates your interactions. If you are attached, give your sweetie room to grow, though schedule time together away from the crowds to connect. Work on being vulnerable. LEO can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Observe more.
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'll accomplish a lot if you focus. An unexpected insight takes you in a new direction. Recognize that although they mean well, others could be exhausting. Tonight: Allow a loved one to add to your life.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
***** You cannot be stopped with a creative enterprise. You don't understand what is going on with a friend. Emphasize children, creativity and a special new person in your life. Tonight: Make nice at home.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
***** Your caring opens up a personality in your life. You actually have an interesting relationship, even if you cannot control it. Caring comes with your words. Tonight: Home is where the heart is.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
***** Your fundamentally caring nature comes forth. Someone could be quite dramatic in his or her bid for your attention. Use the Moon Child's flexibility with changing news that impacts you directly. Tonight: Hang out.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
**** Your magnetism and caring cannot be suppressed, nor should they be. You'll see that others respond to your gestures. Be careful with joint financial dealings. Tonight: Buy a new CD or item for your home.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
***** You hit your power days, where you have the energy and charisma to handle touchy or difficult scenarios. Others can be quirky, but you can deal. Your intuition works. Tonight: You call the shots; others will follow.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
*** Back off if you find a situation exploding or making you unusually nervous. Listen. You have the right words to create more of what you want. Careful with spending. Tonight: Vanish, but enjoy yourself.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
***** Knowing what you want helps you move with certainty. Your timing is right-on. Others admire who you are and how you handle your life, for good reason. Accept praise. It is honest. Tonight: Say yes.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
*** Others watch your star performance and abilities. You have a way of looking at others with caring. Express your depth and understanding. Take on responsibility. Check out news. Tonight: All smiles.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
***** Take the high road, even if you need to rethink your attitude. You could be touchy or overly sensitive about what a partner does. Add an element of trust. The unexpected occurs. Tonight: Play a game or hop on the Internet.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
***** Work with individuals. If possible, in a meeting even, focus on one person at a time. Someone who proclaims friendship might actually be interested in a lot more. Tonight: With your best friend.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
*** You can and will shake up the status quo. When you least expect it, someone expresses concern and helps you mellow out. Know that you aren't in control. Work with others' moods and ideas. Tonight: Go along with others' plans.