For Sunday, Aug. 16:
This year, avoid being pushed by others. If you feel a need to reinvent your life and do something different, do. Use care with your health, and don't go on any far-out diets or exercise plans. Check in with the family doctor. Take frequent timeouts. If you are single, you could meet people with ease this year. Though feeling at ease with someone will not happen easily. A new person might not be all that he or she appears to be. If you are attached, the two of you could get involved in a project together that draws you even closer. Be willing to revise your day-to-day life with your sweetie's input. Cancer understands more than you can imagine.
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)
••• Greet a lazy or quiet day with a smile. In some way, the hectic pace could have impacted you more than you realize. Put your feet up and relax. Make important calls in the morning, but avoid a conflict with a relative. Tonight: Just make it easy.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
••••• Return calls or touch base with various family members. Join friends for a late brunch or get-together. You simply enjoy being with others and visiting. Stop and listen to a neighbor's news. Tonight: Answer e-mail.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
••• Check out a new purchase. Discuss alternatives or check out prices. Avoid impulsiveness. A partner could be experiencing a lot of insecurity, and might express it through controlling behavior. Tonight: Gather your bills.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
••••• You feel in your element and more connected. A partner could be starry-eyed, enjoying your company. The unexpected can be dealt with, though it certainly triggers strong feelings. Know that you are on top of your game. Tonight: Just ask.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
•• Knowing when to pull back can be very important. A loved one feeds your imagination with an amazing idea. Your dreams also might carry an important idea. Turn a power play into a dud by walking away. Be smart, and don't get involved. Tonight: Take a personal night.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
••••• Friends invite you to a baseball game or a fun get-together. Even though you might not be inclined to say "yes" at first, do. A power play involving a child or loved one is worthless unless you respond. Tonight: What you want.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
••• Invite others over for an early barbecue, volleyball game or other favored game. Your family might feel pressured to do certain rituals. Try not to get too triggered by a situation close to home. You have very strong feelings here. Tonight: Think "tomorrow."
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
••••• Understand where others are coming from. Your ability to detach will be instrumental. Revise your thinking in regard to a sibling or a neighbor. New information appears to make you think! Tonight: Put on a good movie.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
••••• A close family member takes charge. He or she can be quite controlling at times. Walk away from this type of behavior. Communication can be multilevel. Tonight: Go with a roommate's or friend's suggestion.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
••• Defer, though it's not easy to do. Look at your reaction to certain matters and decide what might be best to do under the circumstances. If you really react, you could trigger a sequence of events that you might not want to deal with. Tonight: Get together with others for dinner.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
•••• Continue to use the next few days to recharge your batteries. You have been under unusual pressure. How you handle a situation could change radically in the next few days. You might have one strong reaction. Stop and process. Tonight: Do something special for a loved one.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
••••• You cannot imagine what someone else is thinking. Try not to manipulate in order to get to the bottom of a situation. Be aware of and respect your differences. A friend could cause a problem if you let him or her. Remain sure of yourself. Tonight: Pretend that tomorrow is Sunday!