Your stars Aug. 24
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Look at every angle before you make a decision. Ask yourself if you will be working toward a goal you really want to achieve or if you will be going in a circle instead of moving forward. 4 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get out and do something exciting or that will help lift your spirits or build your confidence. Make today about you and the people you love. Concrete plans will unfold, and decisions will be made. Romance is on the rise. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Refuse to let an emotional situation ruin your day. If someone tries to meddle in your affairs, tell him or her to butt out. Look out for your best interest, and surround yourself with like-minded people. Truth matters. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): A change will boost your morale. Do something that will make you feel you are accomplishing something worthwhile. You can and will make a difference by taking action. Do what brings positive change to your life and your community. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Let others do as they please, and you'll face far less interference doing what you want to do. Focus on expanding your knowledge and meeting new people or reconnecting with old friends to see what they are up to. 4 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take the safe route. Reject anyone using emotional manipulation to talk you into something you don't want to do. Focus on projects that bring you joy and put your mind at ease, not those that offer chaos. 2 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a journey that will help you decipher what's real. Not everyone will have your best interest at heart. Go to the source of any situation, listen and observe, and take your time digesting the information you gather. 5 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep your money, personal information and passwords in a safe location. Focus on health, diet and exercise, making sure to make adjustments that will build strength, not wear you down emotionally, physically and mentally. Take a break. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be careful who you believe or trust with information that could affect your reputation or status. Avoid situations that can put you in an awkward position or make you look bad. Overspending or indulgent or aggressive behavior will lead to trouble. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A change is heading your way. Control the actions instead of letting someone else take over or catch you off guard. Put your plan into motion, and personally see matters through to the end, and you'll get good results. Romance is encouraged. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Spend more time at home and going over what will contribute the most to your environment and your comfort and happiness. Speak from the heart, and listen to the feedback you get from someone you know you can trust. 5 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Someone will try to manipulate you if you aren't careful emotionally. A steady pace will bring about the change you want to happen. Don't be fooled by someone offering a shortcut to success. Take better care of your health. 2 stars
Stories that may interest you
DEAR ABBY: I'm a man in my mid-70s, and I'm beginning to understand why some old people are annoying cranks. It has something to do with the nearly constant physical, emotional and spiritual pain. (And if you're not sleeping well as a result, that only makes things...
DEAR ABBY: I'm watching the slow-motion destruction of a childhood friend on Facebook. There is substance abuse, infidelity, divorce, the whole lot. It hurts. He recently admitted that he has struggled with depression for years, but insists he isn't interested in seeing a...