Your stars August 18

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't make assumptions or overreact when it comes to emotional situations. Overworking, being tired and a lack of patience will cause discord with someone and could ruin your plans. Be amicable, aim to please and you'll get good results. 2 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Implement alterations because you want to, not because someone is putting pressure on you. Make changes that make you feel good about the way you look. Romance will improve your attitude and your personal life. 4 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Question emotional situations as they unfold and rely on past experiences to guide you through any confusion you face. Keeping busy and concentrating on physical gains will make you feel better as long as you don't overspend. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Let your charm lead the way. If moodiness takes over, you will ruin a chance to spend quality time with someone special. Don't overreact or make physical alterations that will leave you feeling self-conscious. Practicality should be enforced. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't let changes cause problems. Take part in the process and you will have better control over the outcome. An investment may not interest you now, but in time it will pay off. Don't walk away from something unique. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Give-and-take will lead to new opportunities and accomplishing things you never thought possible. Get involved with people who are heading in the same direction as you, and utilize one another's skills and services to get ahead. 4 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't argue with someone who puts pressure on you. It's in your best interest to walk away. An emotional situation can affect you physically if you can't distance yourself from the fallout. Put your own needs first. 2 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Make a commitment to moving forward with a long-term plan. Expressing your feelings will help you bring greater stability and security to a relationship filled with uncertainty. Be practical and honest and you will find common ground with those you love. 5 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You'll be tempted to overspend on a product or service that makes unrealistic promises. Protect against loss, indulgence and making changes that will affect your reputation, status or position. Don't let love lead to financial loss. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Make love or your important relationships a priority. Express your emotions and sort out any problems before they have a chance to escalate. Use your ingenuity to come up with workable solutions that fit your financial capabilities. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Show some discipline when dealing with money matters. Personal purchases will cost more than you anticipate. Hidden costs in the fine print will leave you in a vulnerable position. Look for an innovative way to get out of a bad deal. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Socialize, update your look or do something creative with someone you love. Discuss your intentions and make plans that will encourage greater stability in your life. Sharing your insights will encourage positive change. Romance is highlighted. 5 stars

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