If your birthday is today: Think matters through. Time is on your side, and taking care of every detail will lead to the success you are looking for this year. Concentrate on inner growth, personal happiness and achieving a lifestyle that promotes good relationships with the people you love.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Participate in activities that challenge you to look and feel your best. The positive changes you make will attract attention and give you the incentive to take on bigger objectives.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Do your homework. Make only the necessary changes. Protect the status quo and be patient with people who need your help. Update personal documents and medical, contractual or financial records.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Control your emotions when dealing with people who don't share your beliefs. If you listen, you will gain insight into how to bring about positive change.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) A past experience will help you figure out whether someone is being up-front with you or using manipulative tactics to get his or her way. Don't share personal information.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Refuse to let anyone interfere in your life. Do whatever feels right and will help you maintain your standard of living. A move will lower your overhead.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Emotions will surface if someone makes a change you don't like or you disagree with. Refuse to let the actions of others stand between you and your goal.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Listen, observe and gather facts. What you know will help protect you and your objective. Helping others will result in getting something you want.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) Put more emphasis on how you manage money, relationships and medical issues. Don't underestimate a challenger or competitor. Protect your reputation and job, and pay close attention to detail.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20 Be the one to instigate what needs to be done. Take a stand, state your thoughts and offer solutions. Your prompt and efficient attitude will encourage others to pitch in and help.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Stick close to home and surround yourself with people you know you can trust. Listen more and talk less. Don't believe what others tell you.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) As long as you don't get involved in something risky, you will make progress. Making home improvements, nurturing a meaningful relationship and encouraging romance should be priorities.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Networking is an art. How others perceive you will determine your effectiveness when it comes time to promote your plans. Don't overspend. You can't buy respect or support.

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