Horoscopes: Saturday, August 19, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's a difference between voluntary distractions and involuntary distractions. Television, refrigerator, social media - these are voluntary. People are involuntary ones.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You know what you want to do but have no idea how you're going to do it. The library and the internet are excellent first stops. Also, start telling people. Everyone will want to help you today.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're up to the challenge and ready for the responsibilities that go with it, but there's only so much you can do alone. As you reach out for help, use your intuitive powers.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your productivity will be impressive today as you follow this single suggestion: High-energy is for creative and challenging work; low-energy is for busy work.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your good intentions are there. Your goals are sound. And your desire is strong. It's still not going to work, though, unless you can back it up with a system.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There's quite a lot you're not maximizing. You could be cashing in! You need to restructure. What makes it hard is that you haven't put the correct value on what you have. Get outsider help.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some call it passion, but that's too mystical a term for the simple cause and effect that's really happening here. You find something to do that you seem to be winning at, and your desire to do it increases. Success is an energizer.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you want to better yourself (and who doesn't?), there's only about 7 billion hours' worth of material available to you on the topic. You have a super talent for filtering the strategies.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A funny dichotomy: On one hand you'd like to feel very attractive. On the other hand, you don't want people to be attracted to you. This is self-love.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The world is full of great ideas that aren't worthy of your time. Why? Because they aren't viable for you. It's not about finding the best idea; it's about working on what you can execute well.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Look for areas in which you might have a natural advantage. When you can apply your talent to a task or a relationship, you'll get the success bump that leads to high energy and winning.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Timing plays the starring role. People tend to think of timing as being related to luck, but it's often more of an experience and skill thing. Today you'll experiment so you can get the timing right.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 19). A lifestyle that allows you to do what you enjoy when you want it will allow for all kinds of good fortune. That's why it'll be wise for you to make flexibility a vital factor in any life decision. People much younger or older than you add fun, love and unexpected opportunities. There's a positive financial turn in October. Scorpio and Capricorn adore you. Lucky numbers: 4, 28, 13, 37, 41.