For Thursday, Aug. 30:
You alternate between being coldly rational and practical to being delightfully expressive and fun. Can you understand why some of your close friends could be confused? If you are single, you could attract someone who responds to only one side of your personality. If you are attached, your sweetie could be highly responsive to your ability to greet change with ease.
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 friendship defines a relationship, especially as the other party initially is not as enthusiastic as you are. A tendency of yours to go overboard comes out. Tonight: Not to be found.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
•••• Understand your role, which could change rapidly during the day. An associate finally opens up because of your efforts. Tonight: Start the weekend early.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
•••• You have an opportunity to break a pattern and head in a different direction. You might not want to share all the possibilities that come forward. Tonight: Be a statesman of sorts.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
••••• Deal with a key person or friend in your life directly. Your sensitivity comes out in the way you respond to someone’s offer. Tonight: Let your imagination drift with music.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
••••• You know when to defer to others. Such an occasion emerges today. Tonight: With that favorite person.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
••• You might be more easygoing than in the past. Still, you need to adapt, not only to a changing financial situation, but also to a transformation involving a friend or loved one. Tonight: Go with a different choice.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
•••• You might wonder why you are heading in a direction that has a dead end. Perhaps it is the process you enjoy more than the end results. Tonight: Squeeze in some exercise.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
•••• Pressure builds from the morning into the afternoon. You might feel as if you cannot handle what is on your plate until you get a wonderful idea for a solution. Tonight: Incorporate new information.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
•••• You might want to continue an irritating conversation to fully understand where someone is coming from. You could be overtired or dragged down by your own thoughts. Tonight: Happy to go home.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
••• Handle financial matters early in the day. You could be subject to drifting thoughts in the afternoon, though there might be a great idea embedded in those daydreams. Tonight: Take a relaxing walk.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
•••• Use the morning to the max, when you are at your prime. Communication among friends or associates reveals some nuggets of information you will want to hear. Tonight: Your treat.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
•••• As the day goes on, you feel better and better. Use the morning for quieter activities, like doing research or reading the paper. Tonight: Do absolutely what you want.