Horoscope for August 21, 2013

Today’s Birthday (08/21/13). Beauty and balance come easier, especially this month. Apply liberally at home and with family as you upgrade household infrastructure this year. Strengthen practices for health and relaxation to counter the intense workload. Explore and study an area of fascination, and your project earns recognition next summer. Keep a tight budget, and focus on love.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries (March 21-April 19) —

Today is a 6 — Reason slows passion with the Full Moon as the initiation phase concludes. Think it over before moving forward. Do you need to rush? Your curiosity makes you quite attractive, even if you don’t think so. Connect with a like mind.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 7 — You have a keen sense of obligation and like to do an excellent job. Don’t forget to acknowledge your efforts. Then make time for relaxation with friends. Don’t talk about work. Go play.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 7 — Moderate a conflict between people you love during a moment of temporary confusion. Expand boundaries. A partner can help you get there. Start making plans for a trip. Crazy dreams seem possible. Imagine a brilliant future. Take action.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is an 8 — Travel appeals, but it’s not without peril, especially for business. Increase your security. Working at home is profitable. Make sure you know what’s requested before starting. See if a conference call or video chat can be arranged.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 7 — Be seductively controversial without making expensive promises. Some of what you’re being told could be speculative. Provide motivation to inspire. A lack of funds threatens your plans. One person’s obligation is another’s opportunity. Share expenses.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Reach a turning point regarding a deadline. A far-fetched idea could work. List what’s still needed. Hide your money. Proceed with caution. Stop short of overkill. Recall a friend’s wise advice. You and your partner get a lucky break.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is a 9 — Your assignment’s changing. The trick is in the details. Notice how their ideas fit in with yours. Indulge a fantasy for a lovely moment, one that involves your extra-curricular enthusiasms. Don’t believe everything you hear. There’s more to it. Abundance is available.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is a 7 — Don’t expect to get full agreement on everything. Around now you can start enjoying yourself. Hold on to your money. Surround yourself with really good music. You have hidden valuables. It’s getting more peaceful.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 6 — Home is where your heart is. A turning point arises at work. A controversy, dead end or stuck place appears. Take notes for the future. Share discoveries. Your intuition is lucky (but don’t rely on it).

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is a 7 — There’s a turning point regarding public and private time, as you enter a two-day exploration period. Go beyond the minimum job requirements. It’s a minor annoyance for major benefit. All is not as it appears. You feel loved.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 9 — The Full Sturgeon Moon illuminates a turning point regarding resistance. Great abundance can be yours over the next few days. Don’t repeat a mistake. You’re stronger than you realize. Consider all options. Cut entertainment spending. Your team wins.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 9 — Your work habits shift or take a new tack. Assert your wishes. Do the seemingly impossible: ask. Accept. You’re very attractive now. A hunch could be quite profitable. This could be your lucky day! Make life easier.