Horoscopes | August 9, 2018

Birthdays: Adelaide Kane, 28; Anna Kendrick, 33; Gillian Anderson, 50; Hoda Kotb, 54.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Piece together your plan of action. Sticking to simple, effective transitions will prove to be seamless and gratifying.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Situations will change rapidly. You’ll have to be ready to deal with matters without letting your emotions lead you down the wrong path.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Speed up the process when bringing about personal or physical changes. Your personal and professional lives will clash if you cannot find a way to distribute your time evenly.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put greater emphasis on your creative goals. Develop a plan that will help you incorporate what you enjoy doing into a moneymaking venture.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Work behind the scenes. Pay close attention to every little detail before you decide to share what you are doing with others.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Look for solutions and you’ll be considered an asset to any group you contribute to. Protect against loss when divvying up an estate, winnings or a settlement that includes others.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put a little passion into whatever you do. Whether it’s an adventure with someone you love or a change you make to the way you live, it will encourage you to finish what you start.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep your plans a secret until you have everything in place. Someone will interfere if your plan doesn’t live up to his or her expectations.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ve got everything under control. Speak up and bring about changes you can afford.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Make suggestions and carry out your plans. Bring about changes that will improve your domestic environment and make you feel at home and comfortable with your surroundings.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Discussions will be difficult if one or more people involved overreact. Make a point to stick to your script and make your thoughts concise.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look for ways to bring in more cash, but don’t get involved in a get-rich-quick scheme that has the potential to backfire. If you want to bring about positive change, add to your qualifications and work hard to achieve your goals.