TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 27). You’ve a talent for knowing when to pivot and when to persevere. You’ll dazzle friends in September and ride a wave of popularity into the new year. This is good for business; the final months of 2019 are especially lucrative. You’ll exchange beautiful promises with a special person in 2020. Sagittarius, Gemini adore you. Lucky numbers are: 3, 39, 4, 42 and 18.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Goal setting is not a one-size-fits-all matter. Each goal is different, and different approaches work for different people at different times. Customize your experience.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Something may sound good or look good on paper, but if it doesn’t work well in real life, it doesn’t work period. Better to feel good about what’s actually happening than to impress people you don’t even know.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Keep things in perspective. Don’t let perfectionism stop you from doing your thing. You don’t have to be the best in the world. Only the best among the competition.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You belong. But where? With the right attitude, you can belong anywhere you happen to go. But getting that attitude is a lot easier when you work up to it and practice being comfortable in your own skin.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s easy to mistake people for experts when they are just the ones who happen to be talking. Learn who people really are, and don’t give them with powers they do not possess.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Entitlement causes people to assume others are there to serve them. It causes discrepancies in invoices, billing and the distribution of funds. Entitlement causes relationship imbalance. Steer away from the entitled.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It’s said that you can’t help who you love. Maybe, but you can put yourself in environments that are more likely to have healthier choices available in all things, including love.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Some of your favorite people are people you met through relationships that weren’t half as strong. Some relationships seem meant for making other relationships happen.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It’s pretty challenging to settle a very active mind on the needs and wants of others. A still mind can easily be led to whatever task you need it to take on. This is one of the benefits of meditation.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Close listening takes a high level of attention and intelligence and is rarer a behavior than most people think. Listen carefully and act on what you hear, and you’ll have an advantage that few can claim.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re not getting what you want out of a situation, but neither are you bitter about it. You’re curious, more than anything. If you question things and poke around, you just might get what you need.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Leave the long-term goals for another day. Today excel with short-term assignments and situations that have a definite endpoint. You’ll love what small projects add up to.