Daily horoscopes: August 20, 2015


(March 20 – April 19):

Ease up. People are trying to help, but they won’t be effective if you keep undermining their efforts. You have to stop interfering because you’re the one who suffers in the end.


(April 20 – May 20):

You don’t like emotional blackmail, but the more you avoid the topic, the more this person can use it against you. If there was ever a time to come clean, it’s now.


(May 21 – June 20):

Today’s humble start could go on to yield an enormous return. But you have to be willing to take that first step.


(June 21 – July 21):

You’ve made your bed and now you will have to lie in it. It may seem harsh until you check out the mattress. It’s not as hard as all that.


(July 22 – Aug. 22):

A chill falls over a rosy attraction. Is it enough to quell it? If so, then there wasn’t much to begin with. If not? Then complications are the spice of life.


(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22):

An opportunity is what you make of it. Stick with the one that’s close at hand rather than the one you think you deserve.


(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22):

Charm and persuasion will ultimately prevail over the tightfistedness of others. Pour it on and you’ll reap the benefits.


(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):

You want proof that things have changed, but that’s not going to happen. You’ll have to accept a situation at face value and hope for the best.


(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20):

Don’t waste energy worrying about what could go wrong. Make the best of what’s already in the works. You’re on the inside track to success.


(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19):

Say yes to everything, but commit to nothing. This puts people at ease while you review your options.


(Jan. 20 – Feb. 17):

Others think you’re being absurdly hopeful, but what would cynicism accomplish? Creativity is based on seeing what you can do, not on knowing better.


(Feb. 18 – March 19):

A loved one wants time away as well as your support. Tell this person you can give one or the other. You’re only human.