Horoscopes: THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Someone who has come to your emotional rescue in the past is now in need of a little attention. This won't be a "rescue"; it will be the sort of acknowledgment that keeps a rescue situation at bay.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can't exactly control everything you think. Your mind is like a great dragon, far more powerful than you, but you can ride on its back and steer it. It's likely to go where you tell it to.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll be attracted to the people who can do little things right, correctly assuming that this is a sign that they might do their best to get the big things right, too.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll be in the support position today, and the role will come as a nice break to you. "We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap when they go by." – Will Rogers

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Look at the facts, references and all the evidence you can find, but don't base your decision solely on these things. Let your gut feeling weigh in. Evidence can be falsified. Your gut is less likely to be fooled than your mind.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You hear yourself differently depending on whom you talk to. That's why it's important to talk to many different types of people. People with different status levels, skills and cultures will help you understand.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Self-appreciation will help you improve quickly. When you know, at a very basic level, that you're OK, you won't be defensive in the face of feedback. You'll take every note and build from it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Brilliant interactions are often less interactive. More contact means more tangles. Believe in people's ability to solve their own problems and let them know you're there to back them up.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). All results will be the results of action. The one who takes action gets to change the landscape, define the story – indeed, to be the star of it. Even passivity can be active, with the right level of awareness.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Small things matter, but petty things don't. It's not the size that makes things trivial; it's the significance. Pay attention and understand the difference and avoid anything that would reduce you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're inclined toward the big questions today, although this will be displayed in a very down-to-earth way.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may make an innocuous and breezy comment, but others won't hear it that way. Some consider you the official word from above. Your position gives your words weight.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 30). There is something inside you that's as luminous as anything on the planet. Clear away anything that shades this secret. Go where people see you, and use your talents. The respect you've shown the authority figures in your life will pave the way for many lucrative opportunities in 2019. Pisces and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 33, 38, 4 and 18.