Your Birthday by Stella Wilder

Your Birthday For August 17, 2019

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're prepared for almost everything -- but that "almost" is the key today. What happens may require you to step out of your comfort zone.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Appearances are more important today than they have been in the recent past. You'll want to avoid being judged -- even by family members.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may be disappointed that an old memory doesn't satisfy you as it used to -- but this is actually a good sign! You're moving forward quickly.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A message received must be passed on to others almost immediately. If it is not, you risk the destruction of something you value greatly.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Take care that you don't fall into a bad habit just because someone close to you has adopted it. You can go your own way with confidence.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may be accused of "micromanaging," but the truth is that you are not comfortable without overseeing what others are doing.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You have many responsibilities to fulfill at this time, and you should start close to home. A family member needs you!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You'll have to keep many balls in the air today if you are going to pass a certain approaching marker ahead of your closest competitors.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You're waiting patiently to get the word to move -- but you may decide it's worth getting started before you hear the word "go"!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Unlike others today who can benefit from getting off the blocks quickly, you'll want to hang back just a bit to assess the competition.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- The more you surround yourself with others today, the safer you will feel -- but there are some things you'll have to do on your own.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- An accident threatens to have you spinning out of control -- but you know well enough to control your reactions and minimize any damage.