Horoscopes: TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are many reasons you "should" be happy. But reasons you "should" be happy are not reasons you are. Accept your feelings; they are the bottom line.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Any effort to make yourself feel accepted, comfortable and soothed will be well worth the effort. After all, how can you radiate a beautiful aura while feeling dark on the inside?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll spend many hours of highly focused attention on productive and practical activities so that by evening it may feel like you have very little psychic energy to invest on your loved ones. Then love will repower you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your water sign nature will help you get comfortable with the changes that come today. You'll be the boat, poised between two worlds, part in the ocean and part above it, ready to ride it out.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Every generation thinks it is misunderstood by the one before and underappreciated by the generation after. When feelings arise on this topic, just know that they're shared by all ages.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). With so many people around you who need you, you have to be selfish these days. Just don't forget that you're a person, too, and you can't give what you don't have. Replenish yourself.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Visible reality is not the boss of you. But neither is the unseen world. Both will try to entice you, order you around, tell you what to want, how to feel. Get your balance between the two so you can stand your own ground.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Pretend you're an actor who can disengage from the role at will. Step outside it for a moment to figure out how best to play this. With a little detachment, you'll notice something new.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll help to assemble a group. Logistics and practicalities must be handled. Also consider, though there may be room in the room for all of the people, is there also room for their egos?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can call on your talent to win the hour, but it won't win the day. Teamwork is the way. You'll use your social intelligence to trust, empathize and make the fair move.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Theories can only live in their own fictional world and are best either contained there or put into practice. There's a fine line between a theory that has never been tested and a lie.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In the past, your sensitivity and empathy were exploited, but these are still among your most precious gifts. Don't be afraid to use them, but use them with a bit more discernment.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 21). This year represents your reaching a new comfort level, which comes across in a pleasant, friendly manner. As you appreciate what's special about you, others see it, too, and put your talents to work. Financially and emotionally, the next 12 months are fantastic. Sagittarius and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 2, 10, 40 and 38.