TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 23). It’s as though you’re aiming the sun at a solar panel that will power your year. But what good is all this power unless you use it? Decide what you want and express your wishes. Focus on topics you believe in, the things you like and how you want to be treated. So much comes true for you. Cancer and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 6, 22, 24 and 18.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There’s a secret in your eyes. Refusing to tell makes you all the more attractive. Anyway, you’re not here for their entertainment, nor do you owe them anything.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re not trying to be different, but you are nonetheless. Everyone is in one way or another. Know how you’re different,this helps you stand out when you’re ready.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There’s hardly anything you could do that’s more attractive than giving out good vibes and expecting nothing. Do this 10 times and be 10 times more charismatic.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Don’t worry about your flaws. Everyone has them. And besides, they are usually entwined with your most interesting talents. Most flaws are just assets run amuck.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There are potential clients and customers, but, you feel funny about talking yourself up. Come up with a better approach — a soft sell that will have them curious.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You have what the another needs, but don’t offer it too freely. Easy things get devalued. Plus, half the fun is in the process. You don’t have to turn it into a game, but it wouldn’t hurt to make a dance out of it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The ego can be a rigid thing, building up a facade so as to appear in a particular way. There are many possible versions of the other person and many possible versions of you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Solitary endeavors bring out one side and challenges that involve others bring out another. Both results can be surprising. Sometimes, you’re amazed at what you learn about yourself — like today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Self-control is needed to amass any kind of good result. But in the end, that self-control will be the best thing you’ve amassed. Building this muscle allows you to build much more.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Fortunes will depend on how well you exercise self-control. Understand what you need to get a hold of your financial picture. Success depends on follow-through.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People do unpredictable things when afraid. Avoid this by being a safe person who wants the best for others and can prove it. As you charm and disarm, you’ll become immune to trouble caused by fear.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you don’t know what you’re going to do, at least you know what you’re not going to do. Start there. Make a list — a negative manifesto. There’s brilliance in that.