Horoscopes: MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Someone will come to you with a problem, but unless they ask directly for advice and aid, refrain from intruding. Ask questions that will help them better understand the situation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You feel you're destined for more than just dragging yourself to the same tasks day after day. Changing it up will give you a glimpse at a glorious purpose, or at least a few different options.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Just as it may benefit a business to obtain financial investors, it will benefit your heart to get the emotional investment of others. How? By sharing your vision, your plan, and proof of past success.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Why not "accidentally" reveal a story that might make you enormously appealing or that proves you're the right person for a certain job or role?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It may seem people are being callous when really they're not as conscientious as you are. It would be hard for anyone to be on a day like today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll do something you're not ready to do. This is, of course, the perfect recipe for growth. People don't grow by doing what they already are fully knowledgeable and experienced in.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Don't let the contradictions and complexities of the world turn you into a cynic. There is little to be solved or celebrated from a cynical frame of mind.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll be in a position to recognize others, but when are you not? What's different now is that this is a critical juncture. Your acknowledgment will mean and contribute to the team.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're not always right, but you're more perceptive than most. You will sense what another is feeling and you may even know what they need when they don't know it themselves.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In order to become who you might be, you'll have to let go of something about who you are. Everything is a trade-off. You get to choose what you're willing to trade though, if that's any consolation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You've been careful to observe rules and follow protocol. It's caused you to hold your tongue, change your tune and bend in a number of ways, with varying degrees of comfort. For a worthy goal, you'll not regret these efforts.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Don't let dazzling scenery and action keep you from recognizing a quiet truth. Nor should you let a boring environment keep you from it. Close your eyes to see with the one that has no lid.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 20). Everything is not for everyone. You know yourself better than ever and are an excellent predictor of what will make you happy. You'll feel lucky for the array of choices available to you – including options you only dreamed about in times past. And the most beautiful part is that they will be very specific to you. Cancer and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 2, 22, 29 and 18.