Horoscopes: SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). To prevent miscommunication, ask people to spell it out. There is no shame in wanting to make sure that your understanding is thorough.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Brave people aren't fearless. The fear is what makes an action brave. It may be the case that your body and mind feel anxious about a choice, but your spirit will be strong and undaunted.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have a clear idea as to the next step. The ones who are in your way may very well be standing there just because they don't understand your plan. Break it down into smaller ideas.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Maybe you're feeling a little bored with a repetitive job, but the other options don't seem any more thrilling. Not true! A "lateral move" is a huge boost.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You do not have to work hard to be charming, and it's also not a complicated matter. You simply give each person the attention and respect that he or she deserves, to tremendous effect.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your realm of influence will grow, though this is not your aim. You're just trying to do your thing to the best of your ability. This is precisely why people trust you and give you power.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If the problem seems to remain the same, consider that you may be currently a bit too narrow with your definition of the solution. What else can you do to try to knock a problem out of deadlock?

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll be a director today – perhaps not in title (not officially, anyway), but directing this action is what you'll do very well. You'll assemble and align all the elements to represent your vision.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It will be wonderful for your heart to spend time with those who know you well and think of you often. Familiarity brings comfort and security.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Creative dilemmas are your favorite kind. Almost anything you choose will be tasteful, but the question now, dear artist, is which choice is best for you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Fight for your own happiness. After all, no one else can feel it, really. And as much as they might like to see you smile, your happiness can only truly belong to you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll wonder when the right time to call someone out is, and how best to do this. If you're not sure, wait. It's the mature thing to do. And you'll likely feel differently about it later.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 25). You'll put yourself in just the situation to grow your talent. So it's no accident that your skills compound and that you're paid much more for them, too. New lands and cultures will attract you in 2019, and this will be a year of research, education and travel. Also, loyal and loving new people will come into your world. Libra and Aquarius adore you. Lucky numbers: 7, 3, 13, 29, 44.