For Thursday, Aug. 14:

Understand that you need to step up to the plate this year. The unanticipated opens doors more often than not. Instinctively, you come out on top, as you are far more grounded than you thought in the past. If single, you meet people with ease in the second half of the year. If attached, you will grow and evolve to a new level as you work as a team. Aquarius is a friend first.

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)

¢¢¢¢ Your high energy helps you focus and make what you need happen. Others look to you for direction and advice. Tonight: Find your friends.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

¢¢¢¢¢ Be willing to do your own research. Take a stand, and read between the lines. Tonight: Out and about.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

¢¢¢¢¢ Take in what a partner shares. Though the impact of this knowledge could toss a curveball into your life, you ultimately will be better off with this knowledge. Tonight: Check out a new spot, or a site if on the computer.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

¢¢¢¢¢ Others run with the ball, but they now are receptive to what you are asking. In fact, you finally get a grasp on an issue, which points you in a new direction. Tonight: Enjoy the moment.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

¢¢¢ Try a more even approach with those around you. Someone might be a bit off the wall, and your attitude calms down what could be a toasty situation. Tonight: Out and about.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

¢¢¢¢¢ Your imagination might be a touch haywire, causing your mind to drift elsewhere. Do not be surprised by what someone might do in order to get your attention. Tonight: Take some long-overdue personal time.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

¢¢¢¢ Stick to basics. You must open up to what before seemed impossible. Get ahead of the game, knowing what you want. Tonight: Fun and games – start the weekend early.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

¢¢¢¢¢ What you thought was the status quo could explode. You cannot control other people. Do not even try. Tonight: Catch up on a friend’s news.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

¢¢¢ Get a strong hold on your budget, and you will be much happier. Disciplining yourself could take unusual effort, but you will succeed. Tonight: A heart-to-heart chat with a friend.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

¢¢¢¢¢ If you can, stop and look around. You could be surprised by what you see, especially if you can clear out your issues. Tonight: Your treat.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

¢¢¢ If you want to play it low-key, do so. You could have your hands full with a financial matter. Tonight: All smiles.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

¢¢¢ Use the daylight hours to the max. You might suddenly decide to reprioritize your errands and projects. Others might ask questions; answer them.