TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 16). The control you once needed will prove unnecessary. Let go, and something mighty will emerge in you to handle old problems and elevate to the new adventure you crave. Relationships will bring beauty, flow and spiritual connection. Someone you’ve mentored will add to your good fortune. Cancer and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 8, 4, 27 and 43.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you take it seriously — put in practice time, find the right strategy, get your team together, consult with mentors to keep on track — this caper could change everything.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). To do or to be — that is the question. You’d think doing would be harder, but it’s much easier to get comfortable with doing than with being. Doing is often used to avoid being.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are surface-level changes to make and strategies to apply to improve this scene. Don’t underestimate the power of shallow shifts in the process of deeper healing.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Sometimes you remember the past and project the future. Other times you project the past and remember the future. It doesn’t make perfect sense, but your imperfect senses are better anyway.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can be mightily persuasive when you need to be, but it’s a waste of energy to try and manipulate perceptions. Don’t worry about how things look. Focus on how they feel.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Today brings your favorite kinds of moments — highly amusing and entirely unexpected. This is partly due to the fact that you’re observant and curious, asking the questions that spring open doors.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s the work that pays the bills and the work that saves your soul. It’s the same work, actually — same work, different approach. Go for the soul-saving approach in all things.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Introspection will be an important part of your care today, so give yourself gentle encouragement and as much time for pondering as you would give anyone you love.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What’s normal isn’t always healthy, and what’s healthy is often so abnormal that you don’t even know a single person doing it. Someone has to go first. Why not you?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even the person who best knows and appreciates your complexities sometimes gets it wrong. You set it right, though, with a light touch that works perfectly.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There’s a grand and graceful momentum happening, and all you have to do is show up, shift your weight and fall forward, surrendering to success.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Effectiveness comes from dealing in what is. The more you can accept, the better you’ll use it. These things siphon your power: escape, distraction and any rejection.


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