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Posted on Sat, Aug 17, 2013 : 5 a.m.

Horoscope for August 17, 2013

By Bernice Bede Osol

Changes will bring good fortune in the year ahead. Self-improvement projects will boost your confidence. Let your mind wander and your interests in varied subjects and skills grow. You can cultivate many things that will soon become assets.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You should give special attention to your overhead and how you can cut costs. A strict budget is necessary at this point in time. Getting facts and figures in writing will ensure your financial safety.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Your helpfulness and consideration will win points and lead to favors that will help you with your own projects. Call on past associates to join you in your quest.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Stay within your budget and stick to a set plan. Moderation will be the key to success. Don't be afraid to ask for assistance from those who can provide it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Indulge in something that fascinates you or travel to a destination that will inspire you. You have a great potential for success at present -- don't hesitate to take a chance.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Speak up and take part in a work or family situation. Your enthusiasm and expertise will attract attention that will result in newfound friends and welcome opportunities.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Emotional situations can be addressed successfully at this time. You will make or gain a commitment that will further your personal or professional plans. An unusual path will bring high rewards.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- It's time to put more effort and attention into important partnerships. Whether it's with a friend, an associate or a family member, you need to find a way to keep the peace and please everyone, including you.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Strut your stuff and show off your talent. The more you express your feelings and intentions, the more respect and positive response you will receive. Opportunities are within reach.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your changing attitude will confuse some and keep others on their toes. Most of all, it will help you see your situation from many different angles. Act on fact, not impulse.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Don't worry about what others say or think. Follow the direction that suits your lifestyle and that your intuition favors. An educational occurrence will help you move forward.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Focus on home, family and the ones you love. Make positive personal changes that will boost your ego and give you the confidence you need to explore new personal and professional possibilities.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Take on an unusual task for a new perspective. A growing interest in different philosophies will help you develop future prospects that will fit the skills and expertise you're working to acquire.

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