Horoscopes: Sunday, August 20, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have the plan, the focus, the stamina to get where you want to go. This is the time for action. The best part about it is that you don't even have to clear a path. The open road is your invitation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your willingness to try new things even when you don't know what you're doing is to be commended. Risk embarrassment, gain confidence.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The idea that comes to you is like a new arrangement of your highest thoughts. More of a remembrance than a revelation, it's leading you in the right direction.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll get a few predictably pleasant hours before the new challenges come along to add spice to your future. You savor the sameness of things most when you know it's about to change.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Most people say that the honest way is best, yet dishonesty is the norm. Radical honestly would be in fact cruel in many situations. Lead with compassion.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are part of a team, and don't forget it. The moment you consider how others will be affected by what you are offering, creating or doing is the moment you go to the next level of success.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your sign is uniquely peace-oriented and conflict-averse. Your pacifism is good for the world.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Simplicity is more than a style; it's also a defense against the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. Life gets better when you recognize the easy way.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The old ways are still fun, but they come at too high a cost. Also, they don't fit the image of who you want to be. So you'll change what you do for fun - not so hard once you decide.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're faithful to your principles yet not so arrogant as to believe that yours is the only correct way. This flexibility of mind will serve you well today.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The difference between what you want and what you need can be a lot. You're willing to look at this reasonably.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Some of your people are so inconveniently located that just getting the timing right is a gift in and of itself. You'll hit all the right social notes today.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 20). You'll be receptive to encounters with people who speak to your soul and help you grow. Many such special connections will be highlights of this solar return. The next three months are for moving to the edge, testing boundaries and pushing past fear. Free festivities and travel will happen in 2018. Virgo and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 1, 14 and 28.