Horoscope: August 23, 2017

By TCU 360

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Virgo if born before 9:05 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.

Happy birthday for Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017:
This year you mix grace with meticulous attention to detail. Most of the time, you feel empowered and as if nothing can stop you. Communicating with family members sometimes proves to be challenging, but you will learn a lot by bridging this gap. If you are single, you will enjoy a great deal of popularity from fall on. As a result, you could meet someone quite special. If you are attached, you’ll feel unusually effective when communicating with your sweetie. The two of you often can be found chatting away together. SCORPIO often reaches out to you.

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)

Idea after idea seems to come up from out of nowhere. Unfortunately, when you share what you perceive to be a great idea, someone might rip it apart. Take the criticism in stride. Let others know where you are coming from. Tonight: Hang out with a challenging, feisty friend.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Your creativity is what separates you from others. Your vision might not make sense to many people; in fact, explaining it is likely to add an element of confusion. Even a close friend could have difficulty understanding you. Tonight: Choose an activity that grounds you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

You might feel upset and challenged by events happening around you. How you deal with stress will be significant. Confusion surrounds not just you, but also others. You could become fussy when handling a real estate matter or a key family member. Tonight: Head home early.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Communication will be important in resolving a problem before it becomes a nuisance. A controlling partner or friend might loosen the reins. Be careful in a volatile situation that could be present in your life today or tomorrow. Tonight: Catch up on a neighbor’s news.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Once more, your mind drifts to the costs of continuing as you have been. You could be dragging in the morning, but you will perk up quickly. You also will notice a change in how you deal with a loved one. Steer clear of an emotional association. Tonight: Spend time at home.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Be aware of the potential that lies between you and someone else. You could feel as if a friend is dragging you down. Focus on the long term, and refuse to get stuck in a trivial mindset. In any case, you will become more aware of your feelings. Tonight: Paint the town red.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You tend to go overboard. You could be prone to overthinking, particularly in the morning hours. Let go, and flow with the moment. Later in the day, you could sense a change in the wind. An unexpected get-together seems to come together. Tonight: Nap, then decide.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Use the daytime hours for meetings or for any matter that is close to your heart. Friends play a significant role in your decision-making. You feel well-supported. Make time for a get-together early in the evening. You’ll see a friend through new eyes. Tonight: Time for fun and games!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Pressure builds around you. Know that this tension is the result of taking on more responsibility. You are in the limelight, and others are impressed with your leadership. You will have reason for a celebration. A call needs to be returned. Tonight: Where the action is.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Take an overview, and you will come to an understanding more easily, as you will understand where others are coming from. Your comprehension is appreciated more than you realize. You will accept your responsibility in maintaining the status quo. Tonight: Out late.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Allow someone else to feel more comfortable with you. Because of your patience and caring attitude, this person will come out of his or her shell. Deal with others directly; they will appreciate your sincerity. Take an overview. Tonight: Don’t overthink a personal matter.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Someone else wants to take the lead. Recognize that you cannot stop the inevitable. Allow this person to dive into the forefront and take charge. You probably will have plenty of influence if you give up trying to control others. Tonight: Be a duo. Hang out with a favorite person.

Born today: Actor/dancer Gene Kelly (1912), actor River Phoenix (1970), musician Rick Springfield (1949)