Updated: August 18, 2011 2:00PM
Today’s Birthday: There are strong indications that you could fare exceptionally well in the year ahead regarding involvements with a large organization. It might be a club or a business group, but in either case there are likely to be hidden benefits in it for you.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22): Although you might be able to profit from the use of shrewd tactics, you might not like yourself too well later if you feel you’ve taken advantage of someone who wasn’t on his/her toes.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21): An endeavor you’re promoting does have the ability to stand on its own merits, yet as insurance for yourself, you might try to embellish it beyond its capabilities and attributes.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t seek or expect more than your fair share from a material arrangement you have with an associate. What is right for you is also true for the person with whom you’re involved.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19): There is a strong possibility that you could irritate some friends when you renege for self-serving reasons on a commitment you made with them. Stand by your word and don’t let them down.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20): Your ambitious inclinations could be rather strong, but that doesn’t mean you’ll go after something that could truly be worthwhile. In fact, there’s good chance you’ll waste it.
Aries (March 21-April 19): Heed your inner voice that tells you not to get involved in something that doesn’t include everybody in your group. Those who are left out will blame you for going on without them.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Don’t give up on yourself just because you couldn’t pull off something that you thought you could handle. None of us can do everything, so look for another objective you know you can tackle.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): You are likely to have some good ideas, but if they require a bit of effort to accomplish, you might simply ignore them. It’s one of those days when you may just want to do nothing.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): The handling of funds is usually something you do well, but that’s not true at present. Your thoughts will be more on what you want immediately, and not on what it costs or what a shortage of funds might mean to you down the line.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Even though you’re usually a friendly, gregarious person, you may have a tendency to be a bit hypersensitive to the way others treat you. Don’t let your emotions ruin a perfectly good time.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s best not to accept something, no matter how badly you want it, if the price requires you to take sides with one friend against another, especially if doing so would be totally unfair.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You’re a free spirit who has a tendency to be a bit impulsive, and you might be reckless about putting a dent in your wallet. Remember, you’re the one who’ll have to live with it.