Horoscopes: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). If "someday" hasn't come over the span of a year, it may never. As you get rid of the things you're holding on to for "someday" you make room for fresh energy.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Children learn fast because they've a clean slate. You'll pick up new subjects quickly but be slow to change the way you already do something.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What you make, do or present is not going to be everyone's cup of tea. Success occurs when you focus on offering what you believe in and are proud of.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Doing it right once is a good start. Twice creates early momentum. Three times is the beginning of a pattern. For an action to be called successful, though, it must be able to be repeated.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You delight in entertaining others, if not in the formal sense then in the impulse you have to keep them guessing. It's a relationship skill that keeps you creative.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You've a rather unreasonable agenda for yourself today, and that's no cause for worry or doubt. Unreasonable things get accomplished all of the time. Just be compassionate toward yourself as you push on.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Decisions are hard enough without the extra pressure of needing to be right all of the time. Before you enter a situation, remember that it's OK to be wrong sometimes. You make better choices from a lighter mindset.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The very young soak up the positive, the pretty and the well-intentioned as if these things were gospel. Even their grievances are taken and absorbed from other sources. Maturity is a firsthand understanding of your likes and dislikes.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The way you think is beautiful. It's often accurate, organized and kind, but not always. Anyway, beauty has as much to do with quirks as it does consistencies.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Just about anyone can hear you when you talk. It's the one who hears you when you don't talk who deserves a special place in the pantheon of your personal life.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Hearts are heavy around you, but they'll become lighter once they vent a little. If you have to hear out a few complaints, consider it a help to society.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Perhaps it doesn't look like much, but this is actually a pretty interesting crossroads you've come to. No pressure or anything, but one decision could change everything!

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 8). You've earned the promotion; enjoy the rise. Your need for greater independence will be fulfilled without struggle as past education gets a perfect application and old debts are repaid. The sweetness of loved ones makes October one of your favorite times. There's a move in February - a vitality infusion. Sagittarius and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 45, 21, 1 and 18.