Happy birthday for Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017:
This year confusion seems to surround your relationships; what you think is happening could be quite wrong. Stay open and try to sort out what is going on when speaking to the other parties. If you are single, be aware of a tendency to put a potential sweetie on a pedestal. You could meet this person anytime in your daily travels. If you are attached, the two of you might spend more time indulging in an entertaining pastime. LIBRA knows how to soften you up in order to get what he or she wants.
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)
You might test others’ patience today. Your anger is likely to surface when dealing with what you consider “annoying” people. The unexpected throws off your day and affects your routine in various ways. A loved one could be testy. Tonight: Lie low for a little while.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Focus on what you need to do and on what is happening around you. If you don’t stop and take a deep breath, you could find your stress levels mounting. Keep your options open, and avoid getting caught up in assumptions. Tonight: Soak away any stress in a hot tub.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You could be exhausted by everything that is going on around you. Find out why a close associate seems to be in the midst of adding some tension to your life. Detach, and know that the issue has little to do with you. Give this person some space. Tonight: Allow yourself to cut loose.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You could be under a lot of pressure, even more than you realize. An authority figure will be very unpredictable, which will encourage you to race to a favorite spot for some solace and centering. Stay away from crowds. Tonight: Screen your calls and lock your doors.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You could be in the line of fire and wondering what to do with some odd news you hear. If you relax, you will see that the situation is taking you to a new level of understanding. Be open to meeting someone who is very different from you. Tonight: Hang out at a preferred spot.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You might want to take a risk, but you will want to weigh the pros and cons first. Be sure you can accept a loss, and don’t allow yourself to get too upset if the result is negative. Your instincts could be right-on when dealing with a friend. Tonight: Make it your treat.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You could be exhausted by all the attention you are getting. On the other hand, you have learned to adjust and enjoy the excitement. A loved one might be unpredictable, and you’ll want to distance yourself. Give this person some time and space. Tonight: Others rally around you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You might be on the last leg of a low-energy cycle. Make it OK to drag a little if you’re not feeling up to snuff. Take a nap, or head home early. Recognize what is left to accomplish, and rework your schedule if need be. Pace yourself. Tonight: Get as much R and R as possible.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
A child or new friend seems to have some quirks that make you smile. Understand that some of this person’s spontaneity could be a liability. You might want to have a discussion with him or her in order to establish your boundaries. Tonight: Reach out to a loved one.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You are more in touch with your responsibilities than many others seem to be. You will work late to accomplish an unexpected task, if necessary. You might want to re-evaluate how much time you dedicate to various segments of your life. Tonight: Be resourceful.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You might want to consider taking off this weekend. You will enjoy the change of pace, and your perspective could change as a result. It will surprise you how a situation can look so different just because you go away for a few days. Tonight: Make the most of the moment.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Touch base with a loved one you really care about. This person might be more open than in the recent past. As a result, what he or she reveals could have unusual significance and have implications that you probably will want to consider. Tonight: Be more caring, if possible.
Born today: Actor Rupert Grint (1988), comedian Dave Chappelle (1973), actress Marlee Matlin (1965)