Horoscopes: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your stars are excellent for striking a deal. Look for sales. Believe you can find high quality at a lower cost. Don't settle for the first thing people offer unless it's crazy-good.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Early success is seen as a gift, though it may be a bad one, as it robs a person of the extensive body of knowledge that comes with early failure. You'll win, but try to stay humble.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your skills might not seem a great match for the challenges of the day. Don't let this stop you. You don't have to be technically good at something to pull it off.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You admire people who know what they're doing and do it well. You become more creative and professional when you stick close to such people.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes you find yourself pulling away from others without knowing why. Try to figure out why, though, because the knowledge will help you in this relationship and others to come.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will do as most people who have a choice will do – what you feel like doing. You'll also be able to lead others, which will require you to help them feel like doing the what you want them to do.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). For what are you willing to trade your hard-earned cash? Your eye may be drawn to the luxuries and extras you don't really need but somehow still really want. Note that value sometimes has very little to do with cost.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're wondering what someone sees in you, where the relationship stands, and the nature of the feelings being silently exchanged. Be patient. Feeling comes first and then seeing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The people you love will cause more work for you. It's part of why you love them. It keeps you in service, and in shape. You're better off for it, though it's not always pleasant.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When people have something better to do, they do better. You won't take this as a fact of life; rather, you'll go the distance and take it as a challenge, a responsibility, even. What better thing can you offer them to do?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Though you're working with a team, it's still crucial that everyone is individually acknowledged, including you. When it's your turn to accept the applause, take a bow.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Life is less stressful for the people who happen to be around you because you use your sense of humor to lighten things up. Bonus: You feel loved and appreciated when you hear their laughter.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 22). Your social life ramps up this solar return with several fortuitous meetings. An introduction in September will have you thinking of the world and your place in it differently. Work-wise, you'll build on what you've learned, but you'll take it in a very surprising direction. Truly, you will be a creative force. Sagittarius and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 33, 32, 10 and 30.