Your stars August 8
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Tidy up loose ends, and assess your personal and professional situations. Make choices based on what you want, not what others want you to do. You'll gain ground if you are straightforward, offer suggestions and are willing to compromise. 5 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Change will cost financially, physically and emotionally. Think matters through before you head down a dead end. Know what you are up against before you begin. A smart move may not always be your first choice. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Offer to do only what you can. Having a big heart and being generous won't help you get ahead. Spend more time making your home life and personal relationships better. Surround yourself with people who share your interests. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Follow your dream and work hard to reach your destination. When a door closes, look for an alternate route. Be smart and articulate, and don't lose sight of what you want. Your happiness depends on what you do. 5 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't let anger take over. If a situation isn't going your way, take a step back and rethink how to achieve your objective. Expand your interests, and you'll get a different perspective on life and what you want. 2 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Check out your options. Anger will not solve problems, but thinking matters through and making adjustments that will help you achieve your objective will. Don't feel pressured; slow down, and make a strategic move. Haste makes waste. 4 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Offer your help or services, or reconnect with someone from your past. The information you are given will help you sort out a dilemma you face financially, professionally or personally. Verify the facts, and make necessary adjustments before you proceed. 3 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take a closer look at your relationships with others at work and at home. Consider what you can do to improve your life, and make arrangements to follow through with your plans. Follow the path that draws you the most. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take a break if it will give you a chance to sort out what you want to do next. A physical challenge will ease stress. Love, romance, traveling and learning are all highlighted. Avoid anyone who tries to manipulate you. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A change at home may seem taxing at first, but in the end, it will relieve a lot of stress and pressure brought on by other people, overspending and trying to please everyone but yourself. Be frank, and discuss your needs openly. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You know what you need to do, so start the ball rolling. Take control of your destiny, and you'll achieve what you set out to do. You'll gain respect and attract positive partnerships by doing what comes naturally. Romance is highlighted. 4 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Think twice before you respond to someone who is using temptation or manipulation to get you to do something you probably shouldn't. Moderation, intelligence and associating with people who make you better should be priorities. 2 stars
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