Horoscopes Aug. 17, 2023: Austin Butler, know when to say no

Horoscopes Aug. 17, 2023: Austin Butler, know when to say no

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Austin Butler, 32; Tammy Townsend, 53; Donnie Wahlberg, 54; Robert De Niro, 80.

Happy Birthday: Keep close tabs on your health, finances and legal matters. Precision and detail will make a difference in the outcome of such issues and bring positive results. Use charm to get the attention you desire and the help you need to reach your target. Personal growth and self-improvement will pay off. Someone will be jealous or use temptation to lead you astray. Know when to say no. Your numbers are 4, 12, 18, 23, 30, 34, 42.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Social events, personal growth and physical fitness are favored, but before you set your sights on something, evaluate the emotional, financial and material costs involved. Too much of anything will prove more harmful than good. Don’t let temptation and shortcuts take over. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t jump for joy prematurely. There will be some ifs and buts to deal with before you get what you want. Your persistence will pay off, so don’t get discouraged; giving your very best is essential to reach your goal. 5 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stifle your emotions, keep your plans to yourself and adjust your lifestyle to fit your needs. Taking on someone else’s fight will not solve your problems. Think before someone lures you in a direction that benefits them more than you. Make self-improvement a priority. 2 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Adjust your home to suit your needs. Fuel your imagination and build a space specific to a pursuit that interests you. Refuse to let outside interference redirect you from the things that are important to you. Follow your heart and please yourself. 4 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’ve got the right idea but the wrong team. Redesign your plans to fit the talent in the room or change your helpers to fulfill your original concept. Being a take-charge leader will ensure your success. Set standards and fulfill promises. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Focus on how you want things to unfold, and make it happen. Your perceptive determination will take you where you want to go and give you the platform to get others on board. Study information and educate others, and significant opportunities will transpire. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Participation will lead to exciting connections, but don’t let it break the bank. Cap what you will spend or donate before you get involved. An opportunity is only good if it will get you where you want to go. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Pay attention to what’s happening in the rearview mirror. Study the past, and you’ll make better decisions based on common sense and logistics. Use your voice to inform others of the truth and possibilities. Make changes that propagate trust, loyalty and respect. 4 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): What you see is what you get. Don’t believe everything you hear. Ask questions, go directly to the source and make decisions based on what you see and experience. Don’t be a follower. Change what’s necessary. Make personal improvement a priority. 2 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You are sitting in a better position than anticipated. Strike while the iron is hot, but stay within budget. Refuse to let someone you love or want to impress push you into something that will add stress or inconvenience to your daily routine. 5 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Assess partnerships and reset how you structure your life. Peace of mind comes from doing what’s best for you, not putting others first. Focus on your achievements and protecting what’s important to you. Self-improvement will lead to good health and happiness. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t miss an opportunity because you are too afraid to move. Look at your options, discuss your plans with an expert or someone you respect, and make changes that complement how you envision your life. It’s time to dump dead weight. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are knowledgeable, friendly and thoughtful. You are persistent and vigilant.

1 star: Avoid conflicts; work behind the scenes. 2 stars: You can accomplish, but don’t rely on others. 3 stars: Focus and you’ll reach your goals. 4 stars: Aim high; start new projects. 5 stars: Nothing can stop you; go for gold.

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