Aries (March 21-April 19): It's frustrating to get a few steps into a project only to realize that you don't quite have everything you need.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): There are friends you've lost touch with along the way. This is a fine day to end the silence.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): It will be tricky figuring out exactly how to help that troubled soul you know. Your ideas about fixing the situation are valid, but it won't work unless the other person thinks so too.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): Your original vision gets another look. Now you know more about the job at hand and about your preferences.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You feel so strongly about your vision that you almost don't care that there might be a quicker, cheaper way to accomplish it.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Join with someone you admire. When you get together, you feel the disparate parts of yourself coming together.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You're a great friend and an even better sweetheart. You hope that your dear ones receive the best things in life.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You're already a winner, but the prize you net this week will drive the point home.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Personally, you may feel a bit out of balance or off your game. But a loved one still sees the best in you and cheers you on.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be careful not to blame a new love for the things done by an old love. Patterns will repeat when you expect them to.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Sometimes with maturity comes cynicism. Don't let that happen to you. Being jaded is a choice.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Time flies when you're having fun. But it can also stand still. Take a picture.
Today's birthday (Aug. 24): You'll put a great deal of yourself into your friendships and find them to be extremely rewarding this year. One special relationship creates many opportunities for adventure and financial gain throughout the year. Aquarius and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 15, 43, 50 and 5.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at latimes.com/horoscope