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Dear Eugenia

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

DEAR EUGENIA 

DEAR EUGENIA: I have been doing independent consulting for more than 11 years. Since my last project ended in 2017, I have been struggling to get another project or a job. I have had a few nibbles, but nothing closed. I am wondering what I’m doing wrong or where I should focus my efforts.

Unfortunately, I cannot afford to retire. Should I continue to look for projects as an independent consultant? Should I try to start a business? Should I try to work for a firm? Should I completely change paths? Should I change cities? Countries?

This past year has had me stressed, and at the moment I am not seeing any glimmer of hope. I was born Aug. 25, 1965, at 10:30 p.m. — Which Way to Turn

DEAR WHICH WAY TO TURN: Your chart indicates you have options. Applying for positions outside your current location is a possibility that can lead to relocating. However, if that is the route you are to take, applying now and moving late this year or early next appears to be the time frame.

Considering working within an institutional environment is also an option. Consulting can expand to medical, legal, financial, governmental or large corporations. If this is your preference, the timing is best between the fall of this year and the end of the summer of 2019. Combining your first and second options is also a possibility. In other words, relocating for the position.

Educational pursuits or turning your attention to teaching is an option and would also put you working within the educational institution. The timing for this is between now and the late fall or late next year until the summer 2020.

Should you choose to start your own business, I don’t see that as becoming your only income, but it could put extra cash in your pocket and become something you continue to pursue when you are ready to retire.

Your projects ended when transiting Saturn moved into a position in your chart that dealt with dead ends, putting stop to the projects or the connection to the projects you were being offered. This will do a turnabout next summer, making it a good time to reconnect with some of the people you have worked with/for the past couple of years.

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DEAR EUGENIA: My husband and I are considering launching an interior design business together (he is a Leo, born Aug. 3, 1952, and I was born Feb. 14, 1953, at 11:02 a.m.). This past year has been particularly challenging with his health, retirement and relocating seeking a simpler lifestyle. We’re excited about the company we’re starting, yet we’re feeling more than a little bruised by the events of this past year.

Will this business prove to be a good prospect? And, since we’re parents to a large blended family (we married Aug. 9, 2000), I’m wondering if our marriage will remain strong enough to take on a new business?

Thankful for any observations you can share. — Aquarius

DEAR AQUARIUS: Without your husband’s birth time, I cannot be specific. However, my concern is that regarding his health, he may not be in the clear quite yet and that could leave the brunt of the work up to you. His chart shows signs of recovery as we head into the last couple of months this year and throughout most of next year. However, to launch before that time may be too much of a strain.

If the business is a labor of love, I think you’ll enjoy it. Don’t, by any means, jeopardize your retirement funds. You have had transiting Saturn moving through an area of your chart that deals with investments for the past 18 months and will continue to until next year. This reinforces that you shouldn’t move too quickly. Take time to settle into your new environment and baby steps toward your future prospects. If you can launch and get a foothold in the industry between November of this year and the fall of next, your business has a fighting chance.

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DEAR EUGENIA: There seems to be a new definition of the overlapping cusp of my Sagittarius status.

Is this valid new information/science or just another throw of the celestial dice?

Many things of typical Sagittarius traits are true for me, but many projections don’t ring true.

Is this valid? What sign am I? I was born Dec. 11, 1959, at 4:15 a.m. — Perplexed

DEAR PERPLEXED: Your sign has not changed. In fact, both astrologers and astronomers know very well that Western (or tropical) astrology is based on the Earth’s rotation around the sun, not the Earth’s precessions.

Ophiuchus is not something new; it dates back to Babylonian times. However, astrologers chose not to use the constellation known as the Serpent Holder because the zodiac is based on 12 zodiac signs, 12 months of the year, four triplicates, four elements and four seasons. Each of the 12 zodiac signs represents 30 degrees of a 360-degree circle, and Ophiuchus is only 17 degrees, therefore not included in the astrological wheel.

Now, if you really want to be broadsided by rights and wrongs in the astrological world, you should be more concerned about being born on the cusp. For years newspapers have asked astrologers to stick to specific dates that the Sun moves from one constellation to another, because readers complain as soon as these dates are changed. So for all of you born on the cusp of a sign, indeed your sign might not be accurate.

The position of the Sun, Moon and planets is calculated and printed in what is referred to as an Ephemeris (a book of planetary positions from day to day). In fact, here’s an example of when the Sun moves from one constellation to the next throughout 2019.Aquarius at 9:01 a.m. ET January 20; Pisces at 11:05 p.m. ET February 18; Aries at 10:00 p.m. ET March 20; Taurus at 8:56 a.m. ET April 20; Gemini at 8:00 a.m. ET May 21; Cancer at 3:55 p.m. ET June 21; Leo at 2:52 a.m. ET July 23; Virgo at 10:03 a.m. ET August 23; Libra at 7:51 a.m. ET September 23rd; Scorpio at 4:21 p.m. ET October 23; Sagittarius at 3:00 p.m. ET November 22; Capricorn at 4:21 a.m. ET December 22.

This date varies from year to year, and the only way to know for sure which sign you fall under if you are born near the cusp of two signs is to have your mathematical calculations cast by an astrologer based on your day, month, year, time and place of birth.

To make matters even more complex, your Sun sign is only a small portion of your natal chart. In your particular case, you have Scorpio rising, giving with three planets in that sign, making it a dominant factor in your chart. The Sagittarius in your chart falls in an area that deals with how you earn your living, how your childhood affected you, etc. You also have planets in Leo, Virgo and Capricorn, and your Moon is in Taurus. So, as you can see, it’s never just about your Sun sign.

I have a service called Daily Timing featured on my website(eugenialast.com) that breaks down your natal chart in order to gain twelve times the information from my column instead of relying on your Sun sign alone.

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(To submit astrological questions to the “Dear Eugenia” column, visit Eugenialast.com,or join Eugenia on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.)

Astro Weekly

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

ASTRO ADVICE WEEKLY 

August 19 – August 25, 2018

     ARIES (March 21-April 19): Share your feelings on the 19th and 20th. Finding common ground with someone you live or work with will encourage positive input regarding future opportunities. A romantic gesture will improve your relationship with someone you love. Emotional stress will build on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Do your best to see all sides of a situation and offer suggestions as well as make compromises; you will find a workable solution. An innocent bystander will offer profound insight. Get involved in a cause or an event that interests you on the 24th and 25th; you’ll connect with someone who sparks your imagination. The help you offer others will be appreciated and reciprocated. Youngsters, as well as your partner, will bring you joy.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Listen to what others have to say on the 19th and 20th, but when it comes to personal finances, health or legal matters, figure out things for yourself. It’s easy for others to encourage you to overspend or take on more debt than you can afford. You’ll have control over what happens on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Use your clout to manipulate situations. A positive change regarding your location, your relationship with peers or relatives and your personal objectives can be made. Someone will not be happy with some of your choices on the 24th and 25th. Do not share too much information until you have everything in its place. Time is on your side.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Get nice and cozy with loved ones or close friends on the 19th and 20th. Share your thoughts and plans for the future, and make positive changes to the way you live. Update your appearance to represent who you are and what you are capable of doing. Don’t overspend on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd on personal items and products that promise the impossible. Put your money in a safe place, and focus more on maintenance and refurbishing instead of spending and replacing. Deal with institutions and government agencies promptly. You’ll get a pick-me-up on the 24th and 25th if you have a discussion with someone you love. The information shared will motivate you to get into tip-top shape.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Search for the truth before you share your opinion on the 19th and 20th. Understanding what you are up against and being able to monitor how best to proceed will be stressful. Don’t feel pressured to rush. You can count on people to help you out on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Listen to the voice of reason and to someone who has far more experience or knowledge about something that interests you. A creative project will lead to social encounters and new beginnings. Invest in something that will bring you joy on the 24th and 25th. Signing up to learn something new or attending a trade show or exhibit that will broaden your interests will also result in making new friends.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Share your wisdom with young and old alike on the 19th and 20th. Your playful, outgoing attitude will make others gravitate to your side. A physical change will result in compliments. A little romance will bring you closer to someone you love. Take your responsibilities at home and work seriously on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd. If you don’t live up to your promises or expectations, you will be faced with criticism and complaints. Work hard and finish what you start before you go out to play. An emotional moment on the 24th and 25th will help you sort through your feelings. Making wise decisions when it comes to your relationships will help you eliminate connections to people who are bad influences.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll be tempted to say what’s on your mind on the 19th and 20th. Before you engage in a battle with someone, rethink your best course of action. Bringing about positive changes should be thought out before you let others know what you are up to. Avoid interference at all costs. You’ll have a better handle on what’s going on around you on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Set your plans in motion and make your intentions clear to anyone who will be affected by the changes you make. Put a creative spin on whatever you do on the 24th and 25th. Update your appearance or make a change to the way you earn your living or handle your cash.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make suggestions, get involved in a cause or your community and do your best to lend a helping hand on the 19th and 20th. An older relative is likely to be difficult or demanding if he or she feels neglected. Do your best to include everyone. Emotions will mount at home and in your personal life on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd if you aren’t sensitive to the needs of others. A positive change at home will help to ward off complaints and criticism. Choose your words wisely on the 24th and 25th. Attending an event that involves people from your past will prompt you to make a change. Before you delve in, find out what’s involved as well as how much it will cost.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stay focused on partnerships, advancement and communicating with people who are in a position to help you on the 19th and 20th. Who you align yourself with will have an effect on your reputation as well as your clout. Business trips can be replaced with a conference call on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd, bringing better results and less expense. Take better care of your health and say little about your personal life. The less outsiders know about you, the better. Deal with emotional matters carefully on the 24th and 25th. Someone will make a fuss if they feel you are hiding something. Stick to facts and keep life simple. Too much talk will give the wrong impression.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Speak up on the 19th and 20th and let others know what your expectations are. Negotiations will bring about change that needs to be confirmed and signed in order to ensure you get what you want. How you handle your money on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd will make a difference to what little extras you can afford. Put away some cash for a pleasure trip, event or an activity you enjoy that tends to be costly. Personal physical changes are likely to be unreasonably priced. You’ll do better making minor changes to the way you look and feel on the 24th and 25th. Updating your look will raise your self-esteem. Visit friends or relatives or touch base with someone from your past.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep your personal finances and assets a secret on the 19th and 20th. You’ll be able to get more for your money if others don’t know how much you have. A change at home will benefit you monetarily. An emotional situation will surface on the 21st and 22nd with a friend, relative or peer. Be careful how you approach someone who is looking for a fight. Listen patiently, but don’t confront someone who is stubborn if you want to change the atmosphere of a situation. An incentive will bring better results than pressuring someone. Pay more attention to the way you earn your living on the 24th and 25th. If your qualifications or skills are outdated, a crash course may be necessary.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A change in plans on the 19th and 20th will give you time to help someone special. The gesture will encourage future plans that will bring you closer together. Partnerships and romance are encouraged. Don’t reveal personal, financial or medical information on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd unless you are sure you can trust the recipient not to share your records with others. Look for creative pursuits that you can work on alone instead of getting involved in activities or events that are dependent on you keeping up with someone who tends to be excessive. Take better care of yourself emotionally and physically on the 24th and 25th. Get your personal matters in order, and resolve pending settlements or legal issues.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Separate your personal and professional dealings on the 19th and 20th. Make changes that are conducive to getting things done. Don’t share or present what you are moving toward until you are satisfied with the results. The contributions you make on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd will be praised by those on the receiving end. However, those you live with or work alongside will feel neglected or left out if you don’t take care of unfinished business first. A kind gesture will help you make amends with the ones you love. Concentrate on financial gains, how you handle your money and reconnecting with people from your past on the 24th and 25th. Memories will prompt you to revisit something you left undone.

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Daily Scope

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

THE LAST WORD IN ASTROLOGY

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY:Christina Perri, 32; Matthew Perry, 49; John Stamos, 55; Bill Clinton, 72.

Happy Birthday: Your attitude will slowly change as you head toward the end of the year. Take time to re-evaluate your past and the likes and dislikes you experienced. Change begins within, and if you are aware of what works for you and what doesn’t, you will find it easier to improve your life. New opportunities and beginnings are within reach. Your numbers are 7, 13, 19, 26, 30, 34, 48.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Short trips, inspirational events or venues, or a gathering of friends or relatives will open your mind to new possibilities. Listening to what others have to offer will spark ideas regarding your own life, love and future decisions. 5 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make change count. Don’t act on impulse. Plan your actions and make your life better. Be open to suggestions, but don’t feel obligated to do what others say. Stick to whatever makes you feel comfortable. Learn from experience. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Talk, socialize, participate and take action. Get physically involved in what you want to see happen. Project your ideas, and share a detailed plan that will encourage others to pitch in and help. Personal improvements are doable and will be rewarding. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look for something different to occupy your day. A new challenge or an event that educates you regarding cultures you haven’t experienced in the past will be enlightening and change your perspective on how you live moving forward. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get involved in events that require intelligence and that challenge you to be better. Bring emotional matters to the forefront and make suggestions and changes to ensure things run smoothly in your personal life. 5 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Learn from mistakes. Don’t share personal information with just anyone. Someone will use your private information to unsettle your relationship with someone you care about. Protect your assets, personal life and reputation. A change of scenery will do you good. 2 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Short trips, volunteer work, reunions and events that bring you in touch with old friends are favored. You’ll gain insight into your personal situation by listening to what others share about lifestyle, relationships and goals. Avoid demanding individuals. 4 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll have difficulty saying no to someone enticing you to take part in something that sounds inviting but risky. When in doubt, take a pass and be an observer. You are better off doing your own thing. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Pour your heart into what matters most to you. Don’t let anyone use emotional manipulation to push you in a direction that isn’t in your best interest. A romantic plan will improve your personal life. Physical improvements will boost your morale. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A steady pace will get you where you want to go. Don’t feel you have to take on too much, lowering your chance to achieve your goal. Building on solid ground will ensure you end up with what you want. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Partnerships are key. Share your thoughts; you’ll come up with workable ways to overcome any differences that challenge you. Compromise is favored over taking on too much. Romance will help ease stress and cement your relationship. 4 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Listen carefully. Someone will exaggerate a situation, an offer or details in order to grab your interest. Don’t react without finding out the facts. A unique opportunity is apparent, but it has to be on your terms. Negotiate on your own behalf. 2 stars

Birthday Baby: You are engaging, popular and persuasive. You are worldly and ambitious.

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Lovescope

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

LOVESCOPE 

     ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you talk too much, you won’t find out what you need to know about the person you are with. Ask questions, show interest and get to know more about someone’s background before you decide to sidle up beside him or her in an intimate fashion.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Looking back at past relationships will help you eliminate potential partners who have qualities that remind you of someone who wasn’t a good fit. Although you may crave change, you should be cognizant that stability is an important factor when searching for a meaningful long-term relationship.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A showy, flirtatious presentation at social events will grab a lot of attention but also deter partners who are looking for someone possessing greater monogamous traits. Consider what you are looking for before you play with someone’s emotions. Be upfront regarding what you have to offer.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): The perfect partner will be difficult to find. You’ll either be attracted to someone physically who is unreliable and noncommittal, or you’ll find someone who offers all the amenities you want in your life to feel comfortable and content but not the adventure and excitement you desire.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t be shocked if someone you’ve been considering has a sudden change of heart. Chasing a partner who isn’t interested is a waste of time. Regroup and focus on personal improvements before you decide to get into a relationship for the sake of not being alone.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Socialize, participate and make changes to your everyday routine. The more accessible you are, the easier it will be to meet someone who shares your likes, dislikes and personal opinions. Traveling or attending a reunion or networking function will promote interesting romantic options that can lead to a commitment.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Friendly chatter with someone who is heading in a similar direction will spark your interest. Before you become too intimate, clear up unfinished personal business concerning a past partner. Find out how much baggage the person who grabs your interest is harboring.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Rumors and gossip will travel fast if you try to hide your interest in someone at work or within your circle of friends. Let the person you are drawn to know how you feel before matters escalate, putting you in an awkward position.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll be drawn to someone who doesn’t reciprocate or who comes from a different background. The challenge that develops will pique your interest. Size up the situation and consider whether it’s the thrill, adventure and chase that attracts you or the person playing hard to get.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Dating services and being set up on a blind date should be avoided. You’ll do better finding someone compatible at a conference or work-related event. Stick to people heading in the same direction as you, and you’ll feel a connection with someone who brings out the best in you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t let someone’s enthusiasm catch you off guard. Temptation should be handled carefully. Distance yourself from anyone making claims that are lavish or brags about his or her indulgent behavior. Trust must be earned when it comes to love. Giving someone the benefit of the doubt will lead to disappointment.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Start off on the right foot when it comes to first encounters. Being upfront about who you are and what you are into and looking for will make a difference to the outcome of a relationship. Trying to be what someone else wants you to be will not satisfy your needs.

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Daily Scope

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018

THE LAST WORD IN ASTROLOGY

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY:Andy Samberg, 40; Edward Norton, 49; Denis Leary, 61; Robert Redford, 82.

Happy Birthday: Too much, too fast will be your downfall. Don’t feel pressured by anyone who makes you feel obligated to overstep your financial capabilities. Spare your reputation and your credit rating by sticking to what you know you can afford. Time is on your side and will prove to bring much higher returns if you are patient and strategically plan your actions. Your numbers are 1, 12, 15, 22, 34, 38, 49.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A partnership will get a boost if you discuss your plans and negotiate a deal that will help both parties get something out of the changes you propose. Celebrate your decision to move forward with your plans. Romance is favored. 5 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t worry too much about what others are up to. Take care of your own business and responsibilities and move on to the activities or events you enjoy. Getting together with a close friend, relatives or your lover is favored. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Refuse to take on someone else’s responsibilities. It’s your turn to take a break and do something exciting. Make plans that include activities that you know you can enjoy with someone special; if you’re single, meet someone new and exciting. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Good things come to those who wait. Take time to explore your talents and find hobbies or pastimes that are conducive to bringing you closer to someone special. Children, friends and colleagues will offer interesting suggestions. 5 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): One step at a time will get you where you want to go. Stick to simple plans that will ease stress. A little pampering will do you a world of good. Special plans with someone you love will reinforce your commitment. 2 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get ready to bring about positive change. A well-planned idea will help you make important decisions about the way you live or the direction you want to take. You’ll learn from those you converse with; a new beginning will energize you. 4 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Look at what you can do and take the road that leads to personal gains and physical improvements. Refuse to let anyone rain on your parade or bully you into sitting back when you should be participating. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The differences you have with someone close to you should not be allowed to stifle your plans. It’s OK to be different and to do your own thing as long as you keep moderation in mind and your expenses within reason. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Emotions will be on the rise. Channel your energy into activities that excite you. Getting together with people who share your interests will bring you closer together. A love relationship will get a chance to flourish. Make a commitment. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stick close to home and consider personal alterations that will make your living arrangements more convenient for you. Too much pressure or having to spend too much time commuting will cause fatigue and stress. A change will do you good. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Share your feelings and find out where you stand. You may discover that someone you thought was heading in the same direction as you has changed course. Ask direct questions before you sign up for something that’s unclear. 4 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotional mayhem will strike if you share personal information or gossip. Be careful how you handle sensitive issues. Truth counts, and misinterpretation will end up making you look bad. Do what’s right and avoid being singled out. 2 stars

Birthday Baby: You are understanding, helpful and persistent. You are entertaining and popular.

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Daily Scope

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018

THE LAST WORD IN ASTROLOGY

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY:Austin Butler, 27; Tammy Townsend, 48; Donnie Wahlberg, 49; Robert De Niro, 75.

Happy Birthday: Look at all sides of every situation you face. Narrow-mindedness will be what stops you from getting what you want. A change can be made, but it has to be done properly and within budget. If you work hard until the end of the year, the benefits you receive next year will far exceed your expectations. Protect, persevere and have patience. Your numbers are 2, 14, 23, 26, 31, 39, 45.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Participate in events that are geared toward networking. Mixing business with pleasure will help you build good relationships with people who can help you further your goals. Don’t pretend to know more than you do. Ask questions; show interest. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Change only what’s feasible. Refuse to let anyone convince you to attempt the impossible. Stay calm and avoid arguments. Put your energy into dealing with youngsters, seniors and individuals you can teach or learn from. Maintain balance and integrity. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Love conquers all. Project a friendly demeanor and keep an open mind. Use your charm and show your desire to be a team player. Offer innovative ideas and engage in activities geared toward self-improvement and better health. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Try something different. Get involved in a cultural event or spend time with someone who can show you that you have choices if you are willing to make a couple of changes in your life. Don’t abuse your health. Get fit. 5 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Emotions will spin out of control if you disagree with someone you live or work with. Be willing to listen to all sides of an argument before you share your opinion. Focus on personal change. Time alone will do you good. 2 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Visit places you’ve never been or somewhere you go for inspiration. You will get a boost of creative energy that will help you bring about positive change. Greater stability can be yours if you make the right choices. 4 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take better care of your health and physical appearance. Now is not the time to let yourself go; it’s the time to update your look and improve your diet and fitness regimen. Don’t let criticism get you down. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Emotional situations will escalate quickly. Don’t make a fuss or get in the middle of someone else’s problem. Concentrate on what you can produce, and use your imagination to come up with new ideas. Moderation is encouraged. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ve got the right idea, so follow through with your plans. Someone will pitch in and help, but be careful not to let anyone take credit for your creation. Only share what’s necessary to impede someone from taking advantage of you. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A professional opportunity or a chance to raise your profile or gain status looks promising. Make the changes that will lead to greater happiness and security. Someone older will offer something of value. Think big, but live within your means. 4 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): No one knows better than you when enough is enough. Don’t feel pressured to do things you know aren’t good for you emotionally, mentally or financially. Aim to take care of your physical health and personal appearance. 2 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look for better ways to handle your assets, possessions or health. Doing the right thing and showing some discipline will help you maintain a level of success that will buy you the freedom required to ensure personal and spiritual growth. 5 stars

Birthday Baby: You are outgoing, progressive and generous. You are ambitious and unpredictable.

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Daily Scope

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018

THE LAST WORD IN ASTROLOGY

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY:Cameron Monaghan, 25; Steve Carell, 56; Angela Bassett, 60; Madonna, 60.

Happy Birthday: You can think big, but don’t set goals that are unreasonable. Plan and prepare for anything and everything. Knowing what you are doing and living within your means will help you move forward without loss or regret. Be methodical and thorough, and stick to your budget. You will reap rewards for being patient and paying attention to detail. Your numbers are 5, 12, 23, 29, 32, 37, 41.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put more thought into the way you handle your relationships with the people you live or work with before you decide to make changes that could alter the way others feel about you. Compassion, thoughtfulness and understanding will be required. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Share your feelings, but don’t make a fuss. Have a plan in mind or a suggestion or solution ready if you think adjustments need to be made. Be willing to listen to what others have to say. Relationships are two-way streets. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stabilize your personal life and home environment. Talk matters over with loved ones if you feel changes need to be made. Be open to suggestions and willing to make adjustments in order to keep the peace. Romance is highlighted. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Trust your intuition over your emotions. If you let someone take advantage of you, it will lead to an argument that will be difficult to resolve. Look at every angle of an issue before you make a statement. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stick close to home and concentrate on personal, physical and emotional improvements. The better you feel about who you are, what you represent and what you do, the easier it will be to get things done. Don’t give in to temptation. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Visit places that are unfamiliar. Experience what life has to offer. Broaden your horizons and expand your circle of friends. Change will do you good and open your eyes to new possibilities. Travel and educational pursuits are favored. 4 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can’t please everyone. Offer help where you can and ignore those who criticize or ridicule you. Arguing will not be productive or help calm your nerves. Follow your heart, be good to yourself and offer love and peace. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Look at all possibilities and consider what suits you best and is most comforting and self-gratifying. Bring about changes that will eliminate negativity in your life and help you maintain balance as well as enforce a debt-free lifestyle. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Reconnect with people who have been helpful in the past, not those who have leaned on you without giving anything in return. Don’t lose sight of the cost involved in bringing about a change that someone wants you to make. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Get serious about the changes you want to make. Whether personal or professional, it’s important to follow through with your plans after careful consideration of the end result you are trying to achieve. Don’t let anyone lead you astray. 4 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Too much of anything will lead to trouble. Use intelligence and common sense to help you avoid emotional purchases or making promises that aren’t realistic or affordable. Look inward and concentrate on personal gains. Romance and self-improvement are favored. 2 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Someone from your past will surprise you with an unexpected offer, gift or payback for something you did a long time ago. Attending a reunion or offering to help someone in need will change your life or the way you move forward. 5 stars

Birthday Baby: You are helpful, encouraging and dedicated. You are innovative and adaptable.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY:Jennifer Lawrence, 28; Joe Jonas, 29; Anthony Anderson, 48; Debra Messing, 50.

Happy Birthday: Self-improvements are favored this year. Look for long-term results, not overnight fixes that won’t last. Plan your actions and take a serious look at your habits and the people in your life who are good for you, as well as those who are not. Streamline your lifestyle to accommodate your life goals. Choose whatever will add stability to your life. Your numbers are 8, 15, 22, 26, 30, 32, 48.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Make partnerships a priority. Listen and react positively in order to get the most out of any discussion. Getting along will be half the battle and will make it easier to convince others to see things your way. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Stay focused on what’s important to you as well as what’s expected of you. Balancing between your needs and others’ will help you maintain a strong connection to the people you need to help you reach your goal. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look for the positive in everything and everyone. Focus on self-improvements and your emotional outlook. If someone is bringing you down, reconsider the relationship and how healthy it is for you to let it continue. Do what’s best for you. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t push yourself too hard. If you feel tired, take a break. Being aware of what you can and cannot do will make life easier. Don’t let someone take advantage of you. Focus on people who make you happy. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Give attention to yourself and the ones you love. Improvements can be made if you are demonstrative about the way you feel and what you want to achieve. Discuss your plans, but don’t make a big deal if someone declines your invitation. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Follow your own path. Don’t feel the need to persuade others to get involved in your goals. The less said and the more you get done, the better off you’ll be. Hard work will bring positive change as well as added confidence. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Wager your options. Follow the path that opens a window of opportunity into something you’ve always wanted to do. Create a strong alliance through personal improvements that will benefit you as well as the people you want on your team. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t share your feelings until you know more about the person prying into your affairs. A big talker will offer interesting but false information. Don’t get caught up in someone else’s dream or scam. Do your own thing. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Look at the big picture. Be honest with yourself before you delve into something you know little about. Do your research and consider the consequences of making a premature move. Know your limitations, and stick to your comfort zone. 4 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may crave change, but before you decide to take a chance on something or someone that intrigues you, consider the possible outcome. Trust must be earned; don’t give someone the benefit of the doubt. Get a second opinion. 2 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put more time and money into your skills and your future. Focus on your appearance, health and ability to handle your financial affairs properly. Make your own way instead of being a follower. Trust in your intelligence, not hearsay. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll have big ideas and persuasive abilities that will convince others to help you get what you want. Make sure your plans are solid before getting others involved. Being held accountable will not be as pleasant as being the hero. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are outspoken, generous and hardworking. You are aggressive and persuasive.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY:Mila Kunis, 35; Halle Berry, 52; Jackee Harry, 62; Steve Martin, 73.

Happy Birthday: You’ve got plenty going for you this year, so don’t sell yourself short. You don’t have to go overboard to get things up and running. Baby steps will lead to the success you’re looking for. Plan, strategize and calculate your every move. Don’t let change become bothersome. Work with what you have, keeping a steady pace and an open mind. Your numbers are 2, 14, 23, 25, 33, 38, 43.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t worry so much about what others do. As long as you are happy with your performance, kindness and personal and spiritual growth, you can be proud of who you are and what you have to offer. Love and romance are encouraged. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A change of plans shouldn’t throw you off your schedule. Don’t become disconcerted if someone isn’t into doing what you do. Carry on and enjoy yourself, regardless of who is in your corner and who isn’t. Consistency matters. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Update your appearance to give yourself a boost. How you present who you are and what you are capable of doing will make a difference. Rely on your intelligence to help you sort through any differences you have with others. 2 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Problems at home will fester if you are moody or don’t address the real problem. Skirting issues or sulking will only make others distance themselves from you. Look at whatever positive you can find in any situation; you’ll turn things around. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Travel, communication and sorting out any differences you have with someone will lead to greater success and happiness. Work with, not against, what’s best in the long term. Short-term benefits will not sustain what you are trying to achieve. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A change to the way you approach others will help you uncover problems that are holding you back. If you want someone to see things from your perspective, find a fun way to display your feelings and plans for the future. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If emotions start to take over, look for something to do that gives back. If you are helping someone, you will realize everyone faces adversity, and doing something about it instead of dwelling on the negative is your best recourse. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep things in perspective. Steer clear of those unwilling to budge so you can continue to do your own thing without having to put up with nonsense that will slow you down. It’s important to keep moving forward. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do a good job and be proud of your accomplishments. A positive attitude will draw attention to how proficient you are. Build solid relationships at work as well as in your personal life, but don’t let others cost you. 4 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let negativity seep into your conversations or the way you treat others. Confront any issues you have with an open mind and heart. Let others do what works best for them; you’ll get more in return. 2 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put all your papers, feelings and plans for the future in order. Knowing what you want to end up with will help you move forward at an even pace. Don’t let the actions of others lead to costly setbacks. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look for new ways to make your money work for you. Go over contracts, negotiate and look for innovative ways to move forward with your plans. Align yourself with positive, productive people who are heading in a similar direction. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are amicable, fun-loving and sensitive. You are passionate and caring.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY:Shani Davis, 36; Debi Mazar, 54; John Slattery, 56; Dawnn Lewis, 57.

Happy Birthday: Clean up unfinished business and prepare to leap into the future with optimism and enthusiasm. Put the past behind you and make room for new beginnings. The time to be practical is now as you strive to get in shape emotionally, mentally, physically and financially. Trust in who you are and what you are capable of doing. Keep life simple. Your numbers are 6, 13, 20, 26, 33, 35, 49.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Think matters through and do what you can. Use your intelligence and physical abilities to reach your goal. Keeping the peace and giving free rein to others are in your best interest. Accept the inevitable instead of making a fuss. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep a close watch, but don’t interfere in other people’s business. Focus on what’s important to you and doing your very best. If you want change, start within. Set personal goals and strive to look, be and do your best. 5 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Move forward, regardless of emotional situations. If you keep a steady pace doing positive things, it will ease any stress or disruption someone makes. Do your research, or someone will mislead or manipulate you. Ask questions and question motives. 2 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put health and happiness first. Let your feelings be known, and discuss options you feel will help improve an important relationship. Take a unique approach to your work; finish what you start. Take a break and eliminate stress. 4 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Listen, consider suggestions and keep the peace. Do the work and avoid having to put up with someone eager to complain or criticize. Stick to moderate and realistic plans that will encourage greater stability. Spend less and do more for yourself. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Mull over the changes you want to make, and put your plans in motion. A cultural event will open your eyes to a less stressful lifestyle that will encourage you to chill a bit and live in the moment for a change. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Look inward. Structure how to revamp your look, attitude or future plans to best suit your needs. Trying to please someone negative or critical will be a waste of time. Fitness, diet and personal growth should be your priorities. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stick to the facts. Don’t overreact because someone is being negative or critical. Offering an honest rendition of what’s happening or how you feel will help straighten out a misunderstanding. Change begins within; be innovative and proactive. 4 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t let emotions stop you from getting things done. Take care of personal finances, and observe what others are doing at work. Prepare to counter any interference that could make you look bad. Make charm your secret weapon. 2 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Drum up old emotions as a reminder of how best to handle a situation you face with a friend, relative or lover. It’s best to explain your position, thoughts and intentions before someone gets the wrong impression. A change will do you good. 5 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep active. If you have too much time to think, your anger will take over, causing havoc when dealing with important relationships. Personal improvements are in your best interest and will encourage better health and a more current appearance. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Put energy, passion and attitude behind your every move. Partnerships will improve with friendly banter and promises. A change at work or to how you earn your living will bring favorable results. Invest in your talent. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are outspoken, generous and passionate. You are changeable and perceptive.

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