Horoscope for August 22, 2010

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)

•••• Friends surround you. You can forget any leisurely downtime with the Sunday paper. A loved one contributes to the mood of the moment. Go with the unexpected. Frolic with friends and family. Tonight: Where the action is.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

••• Step right up. Whether it is bringing friends and family together or handling a situation differently, you are in the limelight. Remain easygoing with an older friend or relative, even if internally you trigger. Tonight: A must appearance.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

•••• If you haven’t taken off already, you just might hop in the car. A change of pace recharges your batteries and helps you detach. You even might be inclined not to deal with what was troubling you. Focus on a family member. Tonight: At home.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

•••• Deal directly with a loved one and/or friend. If you choose a quiet spot for a conversation, the end result will be better. You could hear news that might surprise you and be uncomfortable. Tonight: Visit with others.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

••••• Defer to those around you. Your conversation with a partner or close friend could be difficult at first but is worthwhile. Unexpected actions by someone you trust could force you to regroup. Tonight: Just don’t be alone.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

••• Stay on top of a project, though someone easily could entice you to take off for brunch or a get-together. A partner could be surprising in his or her ideas or actions. Well, at least you are not bored. Tonight: Dot your i’s and cross your t’s on a project.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

••••• Others think of you as sedate and charming. Let go and enjoy yourself. Worry less about what others think — a Libra trait — and let your playful side emerge. Remember, it is your weekend, too. Tonight: Funnel some energy into thinking about Monday.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

••• You might want to stay close to home. Invite family over for an early dinner, or perhaps ask for help on a project. Reveal your inner thoughts with a family member. The unexpected occurs with a child. Tonight: Get together with friends.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

•••• Make calls to friends and loved ones. Make plans, even if you hadn’t intended to get together. You discover that in a crowd you relax much more than you thought possible. Tonight: Surprises happen.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

••• Be aware of the costs of taking an older friend or relative out or inviting others over. You alone know what works best for you — not only financially but also in other areas. Keep reaching out for a forgotten friend. Tonight: Fun doesn’t have to break the bank.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

••••• Allow greater give-and-take between you and others. Sometimes, perhaps not intentionally, you cut yourself off. Share your ideas more openly and be willing to try another person’s suggestion. Tonight: Quality time with a special person. Isn’t it overdue?

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

•• You need a break. You need a timeout. No one can say otherwise, as no one lives in your skin. Structure your day with the knowledge that you cannot afford not to take a break. Others find you unpredictable at times. You find them unpredictable, too! Tonight: Get some extra R and R.