Horoscopes Aug. 4, 2016

Birthdays: Kurt Busch, 38; Jeff Gordon, 45; Daniel Dae Kim, 48; Billy Bob Thornton, 61.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Refrain from cluttering your schedule with expensive events that will bog you down and stress you out. Plan romantic activities that don’t require a lot of expenses.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Someone close to you will cause you concern. Avoid negativity ad stubbornness and you’ll avoid a setback. An opening in your schedule will help you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Good things will happen to those who are willing to put in the effort necessary to reach their goals. Expand your knowledge by connecting with people.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Make the alterations to your home or office that will help you be more productive. Someone you used to know will resurface, but don’t be too trusting.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get involved in something that will challenge you mentally and encourage you to bring about the professional changes that will give you a chance to use your talents.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take time to listen to the problems your loved ones are faced with. Your concern will in turn help you find a way of dealing with your own problems.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A chance to improve your surroundings, make a residential move or alter the dynamics of your current work situation is within reach.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll come across some very strange but enticing propositions. Let your gut feelings help you make a productive life choice.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Follow your heart even if it leads you in a direction you never considered in the past. Say goodbye to the old habits.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take pride in what you have accomplished already and work toward achieving the goals you set for the future.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put everything you’ve got into partnerships and bringing about positive changes. A personal relationship will take a positive turn if you share your ideas.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your sensitivity will skyrocket. Make sure you direct your energy wisely. When dealing with relationships, look for the positives and refuse to get into a dispute.