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Horoscopes Aug. 20, 2023: Amy Adams, don’t try to buy trust and popularity

Horoscopes Aug. 20, 2023: Amy Adams, don’t try to buy trust and popularity

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Misha Collins, 49; Amy Adams, 49; Billy Gardell, 54; Al Roker, 69.

Happy Birthday: Monitor what’s happening this year and position yourself for success. Follow the trends and talk to the experts. The preparation you do will pay off and give you the confidence to offer sage advice to those you want by your side. Don’t try to buy trust and popularity; earn respect and your way to the top with honesty, empathy and hard work. Your numbers are 4, 10, 18, 23, 29, 38, 44.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Concentrate on being your best. Make exercise and a positive attitude your goals, and refuse to engage in risky activities. Make the right decisions, and you’ll be happy with yourself and achieve peace of mind. Don’t be a martyr. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Connect with people who have something to offer. The insight you receive will help you redirect your skills and attributes where they will bring the highest returns. Think big, but don’t go overboard. Balance, integrity and a strict budget will pay off. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make alterations at home that are conducive to stress relief, comfort and convenience, and enjoy your day. Personal pampering will help you recognize what’s important to you and how to simplify your life to amplify what matters most. Romance will enhance your life. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Use your intelligence and drive, not emotional manipulation, to get what you want. A well-thought-out plan will make it easier to protect your reputation and convince others to follow you. Step up and take a leadership position, and everything else will fall into place. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t skip a beat. Decide what you want, and don’t stop until you reach your destination. Keep your eye on your target, and refuse to let anyone get in your way. Aim to simplify your life by eliminating anything and anyone who complicates matters. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Learn from your mistakes. Put safeguards in place before you make changes to how you handle your cash or deal with agreements. Try to get whatever you want in writing to avoid complications and disappointment. Be upfront but tactful to prevent backlash. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Emotions will surface if you agree to a joint bank account or venture. You are better off spending time and money on something that boosts your confidence, qualifications or skills. Put yourself first and take credit for what you achieve. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take a closer look at how your position, reputation or partnerships will be affected by the decisions you make. Paint a clear picture for those who will be affected by your plans, and compensate for anything that may inconvenience others before you begin. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll face confusing data that disrupts your plans. Distance yourself from sensitive situations or anyone who tries to manipulate you. Observation and communication are the best ways to avoid a mistake. Protect your interests. 4 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put emotions aside and concentrate on verifying information before making a move or defining what or who you want to pursue. Put a foolproof plan in place and use whatever tactics you can to get your way. A change of scenery will be enlightening. 2 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Review money matters, agreements and how to entice others to see the value in your pursuits. An investment will add value to something you already possess. Talk to an expert and map out a plan. A makeover will boost your confidence. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Roll with the punches. Use charm to grab attention and truth if you want others to take you seriously. A partnership with someone quite different from yourself will have its benefits. Discuss the possibilities along with equal opportunities, and something unique will transpire. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are engaging, discreet and considerate. You are vigilant and enthusiastic.

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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