Horoscopes: Saturday, August 5, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). To honestly and respectfully speak your mind on a regular basis to your close loved ones is a healthy part of relationships.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you're being honest, you may admit that you've burdened yourself with too many responsibilities: bad for you, bad for your relationships. Reassign some of this before you feel resentful.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you're in deep, waves of emotion are a ride. You get swept into the swell, rise and rush forward with the force. The wave could rudely knock you down.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are not your feelings. Having this or that kind of feeling doesn't make you this or that kind of person. While you experience a feeling, there's a core part of you that is a witness to your experience of it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you think you know what it was and what it is, you might be right. But you won't know for sure until you step back, open your imagination and ask, "What could it be?"

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). This weekend features either a big project or a massive one. Regardless of the scale, everything that comes together will be the result of small action steps.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Today is like a rope game. Hold on when it's tugging and you might get burned. You can't always decide beforehand when you'll let go. Trust yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The benefits of an exciting hobby cannot be underestimated in the weeks to come. To cultivate such an interest will turn up your joy and vitality.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Someone has to lay down the law, and it will probably be you. You won't mind playing bad cop to another person's good cop as the means to an end. Do this in the name of keeping the peace.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When someone keeps reaching out to you even though you're not reaching back, there's a motive to examine. Is it love? Profit? Are you somehow a key to their personal narrative? Analyze.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are generous, but don't be too quick to share all you know. Those who haven't paid their dues yet won't know what to do with all the information.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). While it's best to avoid conflict today, don't mistake that for avoiding life. It would be wrong to assume that your honest feelings, thoughts and drives will automatically cause a problem.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 5). The cosmic fairy dust can't wait to blow a gift your way, so kick this one off with a wish list. It's a brand-new beginning. Stay away from doing the same thing the same way as last year. A big change comes within seven weeks. You'll educate yourself and bump up the financials by November. March brings a contract. Capricorn and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 14, 3, 20, 37 and 41.