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Horoscope: Aug. 17

August 17, 2011|Holiday Mathis

Aries (March 21-April 19): A dispute will be settled because you'll take the time to understand not only what the other person wants, but why.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Though you love security, if the odds look favorable, you'll take a risk. You need time to build up your nerve.

Gemini (May 21-June 21): The promise of excitement is in the air, though this is no free ticket. This is the kind of thrill at which you'll have to work.

Cancer (June 22-July 22): The current state of things is merely a passing circumstance. It would be a waste of time to dwell on the situation.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Reconsider the way your workspace is organized. You've changed things around several times, but it's still not quite optimum.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It's as though the more you do to ensure a relationship is going well the worse it becomes. Relax. Don't try at all, and you'll love how things develop.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Wanting someone to be different is the opposite of love. Let go of desire for change, and focus on what you currently enjoy about the person.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You'll feel a new sense of freedom. It's as though you can't make a mistake because there are no mistakes.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You don't have to toil away at making a living today. Rather, you'll have a blast and see what comes.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will truly feel like you are a spirit living in a material world. You realize that the ultimate security can only be found within.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Expectation is a powerfully magnetic force that you will wield well now. So look forward to magnificent surprises.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): You avoid confrontations with aggressive people. It's not because you think you won't win the argument, but because you know there will be no satisfaction or purpose in winning.

Today's birthday (Aug. 17): You will invent and reinvent. Friendships form over October business ventures. You will be the recipient of much amorous attention in November. Loved ones blossom under your tutelage in the new year. Pisces and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 11, 28, 17 and 42.

Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. More horoscopes at

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