Aries (March 21-April 19): While you struggle in the trenches trying to get what you need out of life, some with less talent and heart are rising quickly. You'll win in the end.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): It will be easy to get so carried away by a project that you lose track of time. That's how you know you're really in the zone!
Gemini (May 21-June 21): The way you see it, the world is loaded with opportunities waiting to be seized. Reinforce that you are a team player.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): You will know what it means to be adored. Time will tell whether this is really love or merely a passing infatuation.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Your to-do list is simple today. You need to wash some laundry and forge the essence of your soul into the history of your people.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are certain of your alliances. You depend only on those who have proved to be constant in word and deed.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Thinking too hard about a problem will only confuse you further. Distance yourself from the issue. Your subconscious will find a solution.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You'll bustle and sweat, running at an impressive level of productivity. Then you'll enjoy the best sleep you've had in months. Your dreams will be heavenly.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You don't have buried anger — it's right on the surface where you can effectively do something about it.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You rate well in someone's book of friendship. However, you'll feel the burden of that privilege today.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You're looking for a spark of genius, and it will come from a certain free spirit you know.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): A scene that you created, cast and directed is playing on the stage of the world, seemingly without you. You'll proudly haunt the background.
Today's birthday (Aug. 16): A special relationship will take a turn toward deeper commitment in the next six weeks. You'll pick up a new skill in October. Festivities abound through the fall. Family will move closer to you in the new year. Aquarius and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 11, 3, 26, 36 and 41.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. More horoscopes at latimes.com/horoscopes.