Last Word in Astrology for August 12, 2017

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Cara Delevingne, 25; Casey Affleck, 42; Pete Sampras, 46; Peter Krause, 52.

Happy Birthday: Indulge in the activities you enjoy and be open to new experiences and adventures. Travel and communication are highlighted and will encourage you to make the changes that will improve your life and ease your stress. Let your imagination explore the possibilities available to you. Your courage and energy will allow you to turn a dream into a reality. Your numbers are 3, 13, 22, 29, 37, 43, 48.

Birthday Baby: You are proactive, spirited and entertaining. You are prompt and dedicated.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You'll be emotionally impulsive. Channel your energy into something that will hold your interest and take your mind off situations that are causing you personal grief. Overreacting will not solve problems, but common sense and practicality will. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't reveal what you are up to until you have perfected your plan and feel confident sharing it with others. Personal improvements will encourage you to be more sociable and willing to take part in events that promote meeting new people. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You'll get the go-ahead to do something you've wanted to do for some time. Home improvements or making a difference to a cause you believe in will give you a new lease on life. Don't stop until you reach your destination. 4 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you want to make changes, be sure your motives are proper. Acting out in order to get your way will backfire. Outward displays of emotion will affect the way others view you. Protect your reputation. Honesty is the best policy. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Jump into projects and engage in talks with people who are just as eager to get ahead as you. Educational pursuits and greater interaction with people you can learn from will push you to new heights. A change will inspire you. 5 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You'll be tempted to overreact and give in to emotional spending and indulgent tendencies. Stop before it's too late. Leave your credit cards at home and keep anyone at a distance who is a poor influence on you. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Partnerships will be influenced by the way you handle matters. Don't let laziness lead to complaints or criticism. Put your energy into whatever is expected of you and you will get cooperation from those you work with. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Check out the online job market. An interesting proposal should be considered. Make changes at home that will encourage you to expand your skills, interests and ability to get ahead professionally. Invest in your talents and attributes. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A change of pace, interests and people will motivate you to try something new. Home improvements will add to your comfort and your entertainment. Take on a challenge that will require energy, physical skill or talent. Invest in yourself and your future. 5 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't let a last-minute change disrupt your plans. A problem with someone who doesn't share the same beliefs or values as you do must be settled discreetly. Focus on romance and spending time with someone who is more in sync with you. 2 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Look for opportunities that will help you bring in more cash. An innovative approach to how you invest or handle your money will help you get ahead financially. Don't let someone else handle your affairs. 4 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Delays can be expected. Don't get all worked up over nothing. Leave yourself enough time to make up for any setbacks you incur along the way. Focus on learning and acquiring the knowledge and skills that will help you advance. 3 stars

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