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Horoscopes for Aug. 5, 2014

By From page B5 | August 04, 2014

Decorated Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw remarked: “An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means. There is no such thing in the country.” Prescient words from one who died over 50 years before Facebook was founded. Saturn in Scorpio gets involved in a trine that favors privacy and warns against over-sharing.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Healthy rest is the order of the day. Often you don’t give yourself permission to rest as much as you really need to, but make the commitment. Go to bed early.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It’s easier to over-deliver if you under-promise. That’s your ticket to impressing the powers that be in your life – suggesting that something small is coming up and then delivering something big.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have some strong feelings locked inside you – and that’s an excellent place for them today. Work it through on your own first, as you’ll regret revealing too much.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The only thing you should try to be better than is the most recent self that you were. Your colleagues and competitors don’t matter now. Don’t look sideways; look within.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The way you can help another person is not clear now, but you can love that person and love will find the way, or perhaps love will (SET ITAL) be (END ITAL) the way. Open your heart and pour your love.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re likelier to believe the one searching for the answer than you are to believe the one who proclaims he has found it. Anyway, you want to do your own research and will feel good about only the conclusions you come to on your own.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your style is changing as you allow yourself to be influenced by what you see in magazines, in store windows and on people in the streets. You’ll be a trendsetter among your friends.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If only you could unfollow people without unfriending them as you can on a Facebook feed. Alas, you’ll get too much information about certain people or hear news you care little about.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Working on or out of your home will take up much of the day. Once you’re in the groove, you’ll notice what needs to be moved, cleaned up or reorganized to create an even more efficient experience.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). One small but important success will seem to pay for a hundred failures. This is real growth, and it’s all yours; it’s something that no one can take from you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You may feel as though life is purposely knocking you off your center of gravity, but you are an expert at adjusting. You’ll find a new way to stay up, move freely and even make a dance of this.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When it’s time to decide, you will, and it will be settled. You won’t vacillate or worry. You won’t regret. You’ll have the strength of your convictions, and that’s that.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY. You’ve excellent instincts that perhaps you do not even fully understand. The connection you make this month will feed your heart. Even though you will sometimes wander off purpose in September, you’ll end up right where you intended to be. November brings the lucrative end of a project; build on the success. Aquarius and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 8, 27, 37 and 5.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “Which signs are good people?”

None of the signs is inherently good or bad. Goodness is determined by a person’s actions. Each sign has potential to act out of goodness or to do evil deeds. Some acts of goodness come more easily to others, depending on the sign. Aries has a tendency to react quickly to help those in need. Taurus finds it easy to steady those who have trouble finding their moral center. Gemini can solve problems by getting everyone talking. Cancer will act to provide comfort and a sense of belonging. Leo unifies others by entertaining them. Virgo inspires by providing an example of healthy, vital, clean living. Libra brings up the taste level and quests for beauty and truth. Scorpio sees others through life’s changes and makes transformation less painful. Sagittarius stands for curiosity and tolerance. Capricorn fearlessly takes on challenges and leads the group to new heights. Aquarius promises a better tomorrow and then uses keen intellect to deliver on that promise. Pisces weaves a loving connection among souls.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Last year, Disney XD’s “Kickin’ It” star Olivia Holt won a Radio Disney Music Award for her single “Had Me @ Hello.” This year, the Leo stars in “I Didn’t Do It,” a comedy about high-school friends. Holt was born when the moon, Mercury and Venus were all in the industrious, healthy sign of Virgo. This configuration indicates a hard worker who prides herself on excellent self-care.

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