Your Birthday by Stella Wilder

Your Birthday For August 22, 2019

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be in a situation that requires you to stick your neck out today if you're going to solve a nasty problem.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's a good day to take aim at something that you've been studying for some time. Pull the trigger! Others appreciate you getting things going.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may find yourself in an uncomfortable position today, but an honest appraisal tells you that this is more your fault than anyone else's.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Now is no time to complain; rather, you'll want to harness your energy and gather your forces to do something about what's bothering you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you're not feeling quite up to par, you should check certain health markers -- and ask if you've really been taking care of yourself. Be honest.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may have thought of the "perfect" comebacks to someone's comments, but they're not likely to be said. You can fight back in other ways.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be accused of not listening after speaking your mind, but the fact is that you are saying precisely what others should be saying.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Look beneath the surface today to discover what's wrong. You've been trying to make quick fixes, but this requires more of an effort.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You benefit from one or two important realizations today -- but can you put what you learn to good use right away? Use your imagination.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can't take things personally today, or you're likely to react inappropriately to remarks made off the cuff. Give your critics a break.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Take a look back at your past and you'll know just what to tell someone else in order to help them out of a difficult situation.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may be concerned about your own reputation today, but thoughts of self-preservation can keep you from doing the right thing.