Y O U R  D A T E  W I T H  S T A R
August 12 to August 18
Aries
[ March 21 to April 20 ]

Mars sighted by the friendly Jupiter makes you adventurous. Time to take up an abandoned task with all vigour.

Taurus
[ April 21 to May 20 ]
Your social stars are in a lively mood. It is time to make new friends and pull out all the stops. Even some, who are out of your mind could stage a comeback.
Gemini
[ May 21 to June 21 ]
If someone has gone back on commitment do not make it an issue. Be generous and forgiving. Do not be emotional.
Cancer
[ June 22 to July 22 ]
The combust moon calls for caution in your dealings. Donít behave roughly with people, if you are sad. Try to keep your balance, especially in testing situations.
Leo
[ July 23 to Aug 22 ]
You are very near your goal. Even if you falter a bit, you will be the winner. A pleasant surprise awaits by weekend.
Virgo
[ Aug 23 to Sept 22 ]
With Mercury your signlord in a combustive mood, your financial fortunes will not pick up so soon. Your expenditure will rise. Wednesday will be an expensive day.
Libra
[Sept 23 to Oct 22 ]
Your stars encourage you to switch over to a challenging new course. This is no time for an unsavoury compromise. You can afford to be tough.
Scorpio
[Oct 23 to Nov 22 ]
Your finances are looking buoyant despite the spiraling costs. It is time to recover your old losses and put to rest the rumours that you are penny wise pound-foolish.

Sagittarius
[ Nov 23 to Dec 22]

Learn to walk before you can run. This is an ambitious moment. Do not tuck yourself away in your shell. You will have to travel for work.
Capricorn
[Dec 23 to Jan 20]
You will be tempted to boast your achievements. As a well-meaning capricornean, you should protect friends and relatives who are less well off.
Aquarius
[ Jan 21 to Feb 19 ]
Your sign-lord facing your sign vertically is a power to reckon with. You will put your best foot forward and interat with people who matter.
Pisces
[Feb 20 to March 20 ]
Reposing faith in a Leo or Sagittarian will be a good decision. Avoid a tie up with a with a Geminian or a Libran.

Born on

August 12

An upbeat year. You will enter the year with a smile. A change for the better is just around the corner. With every little burden, it is a period of immense gratification. Your earning capacity will increase during the first quarter. The emphasis will be on leisure and pleasure during the second. Social pressures will be stronger during the third. Efficient handling of funds required during the last one.

August 13

With a declining moon sighted by inimical stars, it is not a good period. After falling out with a good friend, you will face difficult times. Crosscheck information before you accuse someone else of committing a mistake. Your inability to honour a commitment could enrage your friends from October. You should be more rational during the last phase.

August 14

The wheel of fortune is turning in your favour. Your stars confirm that you are in the driving seat. You seem prepared to meet any challenge that comes your way. Your ambition will make you more alert, conscientious and work-oriented. Mars, your main planet, will boost your income. At work, you could be selected for an outstanding assignment. A long-awaited award in recognition of your service should be on the way.

August 15

Your stars are growing stronger. You can deal with complicated issues effectively. You are on your way to reach your goal. There will be rewards and windfalls. Love and laughter will come your way during the first quarter. The key time to prove your mettle begins from November. You can soar to unprecedented heights from January. Try to protect yourself from bad weather during the last phase.

August 16

While your professional life calls for more sweat and toil to meet the challenges, domestic matters too seem to demand your attention. Although you are determined not to neglect either front, but the tendency to rush through could harm your interests. Donít expect dramatic changes and try to assess your abilities more objectively. Test the waters before you jump in. Slow and steady wins the race should be your motto.

August 17

Venus, the star controlling your destiny, could prompt you to wrestle with a near-impossible task. You may aspire to become more adventurous. Despite your best efforts, a big jolt to your finances could upset you. The tendency to spend excessively will come to the fore. There is no justification in wasting money simply to keep up appearances. Do not live beyond your means.

August 18

Your stars are poised to make this period a delightfully pleasant one. Socially you should be both at ease and in demand. You may also feel inclined to lay more emphasis on moral and spiritual matters. Mixing business with pleasure is a good idea. You will look towards loved ones for support. You may have to run after them to seek favours. Donít allow relationships to sour because of the indifference of your loved ones.

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