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TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 12): People have told you what to do and you did your own thing instead. It's this rebel spirit, backed up with a passionate work ethic, that will bring you meaningful wins. Progress over the next six months is largely financial. A stellar alliance is featured in 2020, as is travel that furthers personal goals. Capricorn and Cancer adore you.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): It's one of those days when moving is more important than knowing how or where to move. Action will win over strategy. And until you try the door, you won't know if it's locked.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Just as there are no isolated points on a circle, in the holistic realm of being, mind, body and spirit are circular. Everything connects with elegant clarity today.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Do you know when you're bored? Because boredom is impolite, you're quite adept at acting interested when you're not. To be honest about what's really interesting to you will bring about a realization, and then a change.

CANCER (June 22-July 22): What the pictures don't show is what happens between "before" and "after." There are in fact hundreds of decisions that make any "after" possible, and thousands for the really good results.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Love is wanting people to be as fully and happily themselves as they can possibly be, knowing that sometimes that means they'll be exploring without you. Ultimately, it's what's best for the relationship.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In many ways, you've already purchased your ticket to discover the uncharted world. The inevitable voyage will begin soon enough. So enjoy this part. Take a few pictures. Be here now.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): When you were a child, you didn't have much of a choice about who you let into your life. Now you get to choose the terms of your relationships and who you let close to you, and you'll choose well.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Yesterday was like a deep inhale of life. Now it's time to let go. Release the tension, purge resentments and unravel the attachments and strong emotions at the base of your being.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Because a large number of people are involved in a project, there's a diffusion of responsibility. Some won't be inclined to try as hard as others. Help everyone see how much they count, and together you'll move mountains.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Rise above the situation any way you can. From the drone view, you'll understand that you have many more options than you see on the ground.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You're aware that there are power dynamics at play, but you still don't know what exactly they are. Light testing is favored. Stay flexible because you'll have to change your approach to accommodate the egos involved.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A mind that believes it already knows is not absorbent. To learn anything new, it must be shaken from its state of certainty. To be a curious person is to stride ever forward in ignorance.

COSMIC CAPITALISM

People who can't see past their own needs and wants are limited indeed. This kind of tunnel vision will be crippling today, as everything worth having is gotten by means of exchange. Without knowledge of what others need and want, it's hard to come up with the correct currency. This message comes via a capitalistic Capricorn moon.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm a 45-year-old Taurus who is having no fun at all getting older. Maybe it's because I'm ruled by Venus, but I'm really afraid of losing my looks and attractiveness. I'm afraid of being alone and unhappy. I went to a plastic surgeon, but I'm not sure I can afford all that he wants to do. What do you think?"

ANSWER: Before you schedule your surgery, consider that you could very well be on your way to the happiest and most beautiful stage of your life, no cutting necessary. In collecting figures on the emotional well-being of British citizens, the U.K. government has statistics to suggest that after middle age, people get happier as they get older. Similar studies have been performed in China, Japan, Africa and the United States that point to the same conclusion. After age 46, people get happier. Earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn have particularly tenacious personalities and this manifests in their physicality as well. These signs not only get happier but more beautiful, as they gain a stately presence, grow into their own style and let their inner beauty dictate choices instead of merely following along with society.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Famous photobomber Cara Delevingne represents the playfulness of her feline sun sign from the catwalk or the shining silver screen. Delevingne was born when four planets were retrograde, including Mercury retrograde in entertaining Leo. An unpredictable and entertaining path is her birthright. Look for the Leo in the Amazon Prime series Carnival Row.

Style on 08/12/2019

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