Horoscope: Aug. 18
Aries (March 21-April 19): You’re still hoping for a certain circumstance. If you knew that this one was going to go your way, what would you do?
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Someone will try hard to make you happy. This person doesn’t know how to do it and won’t admit that. Spell it out.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): Knowing more than anyone else won’t help if you don’t apply what you know. You’ll figure out how to utilize information.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): For you, it’s not satisfying to plod along in the middle. When you give your energy to a project, you expect the end result to be a major hit.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Monotony is a dangerous state. Change your behavior often over the next 24 hours.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll continue to school yourself in the affairs of the heart. You’re getting quite wise in these regards.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Making the sale depends on thinking about others. You have a knack for this.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You are socially strategic. You may pretend like you are imparting secret information just because it makes what you say seem more important.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It will be easier to change your mind in the early stages of an idea than it will be to change the circumstances you will create once you’ve committed yourself.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There are many options you haven’t tried. But you don’t have to try them to know they are not for you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You have the treasure map in your hand. You might even be standing right where “X” marks the spot.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): This is your day to give. You will be more cheerful and good than your most benevolent moment thus far.
Today’s birthday (Aug. 18): You will combine hard work with keen intuition to fantastic effect. A victory in September will be just the start of your many wins. Taurus and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 14, 39, 20 and 52.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The latimes.com/horoscopeshould be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at