Horoscopes: Friday, August 11, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Despite the fact that the astrological phrase for your sign is "I am," you sometimes forget the "who" of you. Today it will be because you're in transition - it's too soon to tell the outcome.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have many people who want to be with you through the entire story and won't bail in the scary parts or slow exposition. These loyal types won't require you to be the strong hero, by the way.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Couples who have been together for a long while sometimes get irritated by every little thing. Everything can't be wrong, though. All relationships benefit from a little more space and time away.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The blue crayon is most used for the sky, yet it is often other colors. Your eyes will be open to a reality that is different from the agreed-upon depiction of it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's what always happens: You love someone, and they change. You want to change, so, hey, try it on yourself. Love yourself as you are, then watch as you blossom into the next iteration.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The absence of judgment is a nice thing to claim or to strive for, but it's not realistic to believe that you're not going to make assessments through the conversations and the relationship. You judge. But you judge mostly kindly.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). "Look on the bright side," they say, yet that side applies only to half of the total day, give or take, depending on the time of year. To know a place is to know it in the light and also in the dark.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You love a person more than the distance between you, regardless of what's causing that distance. It might be time or place or age or lifestyle. When love can't bridge it, more love can.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Because you're the pioneer of the zodiac, when there is a great deal of certainty and knowledge about the path, it won't be your first choice. Lost and Adventure are best mates; one seldom travels without the other.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Forgive yourself for the mistakes that led you to this perfect here and now. How do you know it's perfect? Because it is the current reality, and nothing else falls into the realm of "current reality."

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What happens between people can be confusing. Don't worry: Your heart will translate events and ideas into its native language - that of love. Tears and laughter are in the heart's lexicon.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The one who wants to know what goes on in your head is planning to be around you more. It therefore behooves that person to understand you.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 11). You work hard, and you're consistent. Because of your determined and predictable efforts, you'll win a major prize. When you meet someone new in November, it will feel like a reunion. Together you'll accomplish important things. New accounts and big deals sweeten your leisure in 2018. Sagittarius and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 4, 44, 39, and 16.