TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 14). Both known and unknown forces are on your side, so go forward as though you can’t lose. The next 10 weeks will bring love affirmed and business relationships solidified. Hosting will be a forte through 2020, and you’ll often manage to make everyone happy — even yourself. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 34, 3, 20, 28 and 50.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). In a quiet moment, you’ll notice you’re missing someone — a pang that’s also a gift. This reminds you of the importance of connection and inspires you to reach out.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are some thoughts that are persistent. No matter how you process, categorize or shuffle them, they keep coming back. Action must be taken to make things right.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Scheming is part of the fun. There’s something exciting that’s been in the back of your mind and wants to come to the front of your schedule. You can totally pull this off.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Expecting the broken thing to work well is silly, and yet it could happen. That’s not that expectation makes it so, but because damaged things do function once in a while. Even a stopped watch is right twice a day.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). An important life skill to work on is the ability to fuel your own flame. People often do this for you. When they forget, it’s a boon — an opportunity to ignite your own passion.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). This is new. While you don’t know exactly how to tackle the job, your experience in other work is more related than you would have guessed and can be applied here.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Loyalty is the fine quality that brings people together and makes them stronger as a unit than their individual strengths.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Don’t even try to order yourself around today, it won’t work. Forget about self-discipline. Look for kind and compassionate ways to care for yourself, and you’ll get results.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Today’s exchange is a cut-and-dried deal. If it feels like someone is doing you a favor, they are. If it doesn’t, they’re not. Be clear in communication, how they can help you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your beliefs change as you do, a progression of maturity. Sometimes, they change without you knowing. Articulate your beliefs, or let them go, as the case may be.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll share authority with someone and it goes better when you work as a team. Split up the duties. Divide and conquer, play “good cop, bad cop” or other strategic games.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you see opportunity (and you will see it because you’re looking out for it), grab it without hesitation and hold on until everyone agrees that this one is yours.