HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY MATHIS (082214)
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 29). This is a year when you master your craft and make money at it, too. Know your work, show up on time, and bring your sense of humor. This is the professional way, and it will get you hired again and again. Next month brings a windfall. November is the most romantic month. Family grows in February. Aquarius and Pisces people adore you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your loved ones need the warmth of your attention—but not in short bursts, quick hugs or pecks on the cheek. They want to lavish in your love. Work fast so you can love slow.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re just not in the mood to follow the rules, especially when you suspect that they are arbitrary or unjust. You’ll push against the boundaries to see what they’re really made of.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you see an open loop, close it—it’s a brain drain. You need all of your mental power to seize today’s stellar opportunity. No distractions! Tie things up. Finish what you start.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Why wait until life gets stressful to connect to your power? Set aside time to center yourself, create a kind of magnetic force field around yourself and attract just what you want.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The challenges get personal, but don’t worry—you’re not a regular contender; you’re a force. Tonight, try to tolerate your friend’s partner with a smile (if you can muster it).
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Put the word out. Hire a PR person or become your own. Hold nothing back. What you share will multiply your good fortune and the good fortune of others.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You’re a torpedo aimed at the moon, and with this highly focused ambition, you could hit it, too. They’ll name a crater after you. This is one for the history books.
ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Being organized is a talent that comes naturally to some, and for the rest, it’s a skill that can be learned. With a little forethought, you’ll get prepared for every important occurrence and some unimportant ones.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). If only you could choose how others respond to you. Mostly it’s a game of trial and error. And instinct. And training. Some have turned the social game into a science and written about it, too. You might profit from looking into it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You now make career connections as easily as your sign mate Angelina Jolie lands mega-movie roles. No need to oversell yourself. Quiet confidence wins.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Every adventure involves the element of danger. No danger, no risk. No risk, no excitement. No excitement, no fun. You’ll dangle your toes off of the high dive today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). What’s said in jest is true, at least partly. As Freud said: “There are no jokes.” Even so, taking the truth too seriously is a bad habit—one you don’t usually have. You’ll lighten the mood for the rest.