Your Birthday by Stella Wilder

Your Birthday For August 18, 2019

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The big picture yields more information today than any closer look you may take. It's important for you to get the lay of the land.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're entering a phase that may require more spending than usual. It'll be important for you to keep accurate records.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Someone who was a student in the past is able to teach you something quite valuable before the day is out. You'll be grateful -- and proud.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It's time for you to mount a campaign geared toward getting you more of what you feel you have earned. Start slowly; let the momentum build.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The more open you are toward others, the better. You don't want to find yourself on the wrong end of a judgment call because you yourself judged.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You are trying to do something that requires both strength and delicacy. The one is easy to muster; the other will take effort.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may not get the answers that you are hoping for today, but you can work with any information you receive -- even if it's bad news.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You must do all you can to avoid conflict or you risk a quick escalation that could result in lasting damage. Safety is paramount today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- There's more than one way to do the thing that you have to get done today -- but you won't have a lot of time to choose your method.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Narrow your focus today to look carefully at the smaller details. You will come to understand just how things are so closely intertwined.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You can do exactly what you had hoped to do today, and more quickly than expected. You can double your rewards by using extra time wisely.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You'll learn a great deal about a friend or partner after defusing a situation that could have easily gotten out of hand. Remember this!