Horoscope/Jacqueline Bigar

Happy birthday for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011: This year, you open up to change and new possibilities. Reach out for knowledge, different opinions and new ways of looking at issues. Many of you will travel; others will meet people who, by t heir very lifestyle, present a different perspective. CANCER is loyal and nurturing.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★Pressure builds, perhaps more because of your perspective than anything else. Tonight: Hang close to home.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★Express the bottom line. Don't settle for what doesn't feel right. Tonight: Hang out. Plan your weekend.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★Indulge, but with wisdom. You easily could go overboard. Tonight: Treat a friend to some munchies.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★ You might want to do something very different from in the past. Tonight: Go for what you want.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★The best action you can make is to pull back and take a much-needed timeout. Tonight: A much-needed timeout.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★ A meeting or group of friends could be more instrumental than you think. Tonight: Where your friends are.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★Pressure builds, and you react by being on the move. Tonight: A must appearance.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★★Be willing to take a risk, even if you might feel a bit negative. Tonight: Be imaginative.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★ Knowing when to cut your losses could be very important. Tonight: Go along with another person's suggestion.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★ An associate might not stop harping on a situation until you acknowledge what is happening. Tonight: Just not alone.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★ Listen well. Make a point of taking extra time with key people in your daily routine. Tonight: Don't push.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★ Your creativity flourishes. Tonight: Lighten up the moment.