Horoscope: August 18, 2017

By TCU 360

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer.

Happy birthday for Friday, Aug. 18, 2017:
This year you might choose to act on a long-term desire. Check in with yourself and make sure that you still have the same goals. Know that your chosen path has a strong chance of being successful. If you are single, define and recognize the type of relationship you want. The trick is to choose the right person, who wants the same. If you are attached, the two of you will work together to achieve a mutual goal. Your day-to-day relating, especially your conversations with each other, add a special quality to your life together. CANCER understands you well.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

You could be distracted by your inner voice. Your instincts will send you a very different message from what seems realistic. Air out your feelings carefully. A boss or higher-up might get easily triggered. Maintain your distance for now. Tonight: A loved one keeps reaching out.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Consider your alternatives carefully. A friend who might be flaky in one person’s opinion could be reliable in another person’s mind. Focusing on your long-term goals will allow you to take a leap of faith. You have Lady Luck riding on your shoulder. Tonight: Follow the music.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Your more-possessive side emerges when dealing with a partner or close associate. Listen to news carefully; finances could be involved — specifically, yours. Clear out the issue before it evolves. An idea is likely to spark your imagination. Tonight: Let your creativity play out.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

You welcome feedback from someone who often perceives what you don’t. Clearly, you and others come from different places. Remain sensitive; otherwise, you’ll have a problem reining in a far-out plan. Perhaps you should keep your thoughts to yourself. Tonight: Be spontaneous.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You’ll sense a lot happening around you. You might misconstrue what is occurring. Know that you could be wrong. Observe and ask a question if you can. Your imagination is a ceaseless wonder to many people, and it serves you well more often than not. Tonight: Play it low-key.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

A meeting could be more important than you realize. Not only is what you hear important, but so is the process by which you sort through that information. Reach out to a close friend or loved one with whom you always have a good time. Tonight: Go for what you want.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You sense an innate tension. Know that you might be attaching these feelings to different situations or people. Others might not feel what you feel or even make the same deductions. Deal directly with an authority figure who is difficult at best. Tonight: Out and about with friends.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You could be responsible for much more than what you are willing to admit. You have made a decision about the kind of life you want to live, and you make choices accordingly. You could be in a power struggle before you know it. Tonight: Think “entertainment.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

One-on-one relating takes you down new path, though you might have a reactive moment. Try to let go of wanting to have control over someone else. Feelings run high, and your ability to move past an issue and let go will be tested once more. Tonight: Out with a favorite person.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Others continue to seek you out for various reasons. You might hear all sorts of ideas and request for feedback and acknowledgment. Your perspective could change because of how someone presents him- or herself. Tonight: Make choices that ensure a fun, relaxing evening.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Use care with your finances, as you have a goal in mind that could cause you to go overboard. Someone from a distance might trigger your imagination. This person makes you feel lucky and appreciated. Tonight: Let go of a resentment you have been holding on to.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

One-on-one relating presents a new opportunity. Be flattered by someone else’s sharing. Take a stand when dealing with a difficult situation that involves a friend or loved one. Consider walking away from this person and/or situation. Tonight: Lighten up the moment.

Born today: Actor Robert Redford (1936), actor Edward Norton (1969), former U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter (1927)