Horoscopes: Sunday, August 13, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You wake up with a vague idea about what you need to do with this day then slowly start to home in on the one thing that's going to make a difference. The key to success: your ability to be objective.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's said that a man is only as honest as his opportunities. You'll prove the saying wrong today as you do what's right even though it would be very easy not to. A clear conscience is all you'll gain.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll find your happiness builds with small conveniences and pleasures that occur daily, none of which is so notable as the pleasure inside a certain person's loving gaze.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It has been suggested by the ancients that man's miseries come from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. Well, you can and will do just that. You'll discover truth and derive joy there.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you love someone, you want to fill that person's life with sweetness. You want to hear her say, "Wow!" or know that he's thrilled. Hold on to tender moments.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Pleasure can serve as an anchor to the moment. It keeps you from skipping ahead in your mind and missing the good parts. Tune in to your senses. The pleasure is there.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You value love, loyalty, fidelity, beauty, truth and more. Courage is the foundation that allows these other values to come to life. Without courage, none of the others are possible.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are some things you simply cannot get ready for. There are too many possible variables. Since you don't know what's going to be asked of you or how you're going to feel about it, the only way to get ready is to begin.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're good enough; you are enough; you are deserving of a full happy life. Anyone who doesn't support these beliefs doesn't belong in your day.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Believing someone will change won't make it so. If you're going to invest in a belief, invest in the belief that acceptance heals. The only change you control is your own, and that's found through acceptance, too.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It may seem like the thing you most want is difficult to get any momentum toward achieving. As it is with anything stuck, figure out where it's caught and do whatever you can to force it free.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're improving. It takes a while for your efforts to become results, but people will start to notice. Each compliment will fan the flames, inspiring you to reach your ultimate goal.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 13). Your nurturing qualities will be amplified this year, and you'll make it your quest to build other people up, especially those with less. At next month's fork in the road, let your internal compass point the way. The bonus money comes from hard work and a stroke of luck in November. You'll put on a show in May. Sagittarius and Aries adore you. Lucky numbers: 7, 22, 29, 13, 15.