Horoscopes: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Someone needs your agreement to move forward. The question is: Can you give it in good conscience? Politically, it may help, but something about this is setting off alarms for you, and you'd be wise to heed the warning.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don't have to be the best player to get in the game and have some fun. With your stellar attitude and sincere respect for the game, you'll do well.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Each environment has its own language. It helps to use the same vernacular as those around you. This translates to dress, as well. Some degree of conformity is polite. Don't worry; you'll still be you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). By pursuing your influences and interests, you have enhanced your chances of striking up a fascinating conversation or connecting in some small but meaningful way with a stranger.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There won't be time to talk about what you're going to do. Lead the way; do it. It will be obvious to you which actions will lead to health and prosperity and which are just nonsense, counterproductive, or destructive.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Do not invest in the broad education of the "what" today, because everything you need to know is in the details of "how." The one who can give you specific help will open new opportunities for you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You revel in your Venus-ruled advantages, but will also benefit from adopting some of Capricorn's powerful attributes today - having to do with the shrewd management of people and money.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Seeing clearly gives you the optimum advantage so you quickly get where you want to go. Your cosmic gift of the day is spiritual visibility that comes by way of a nearly enlightened ally.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). That thoughtful gesture you received a while ago sticks in your mind as one of the more special things someone has ever done for you. You'll get an idea today as to how to pay it forward.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). All couples are weird. People make each other happy for reasons often mystifying to those outside the relationship. You can either tolerate someone's relationship or (futilely) object.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). True love is almost impossible to hide. Passion burns just like a mountain on fire: Don't be surprised if people smell it and see it from miles and miles away.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There will be a stall in the action. This is your lucky break. It's exactly the pause you needed to shift into a higher gear and take off rocket-style. Seize the day.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 31). This year offers you more accurate and holistic ways to measure success, resulting in your exponentially escalating happiness. The next 10 weeks show you learning the intricacies of a new pursuit. You'll sock money away in September and March. October is for trading promises. Adventure sets sail in June. Leo and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 40, 3, 33, and 28.