Horoscope/Jacqueline Bigar

Happy birthday for Monday, Aug. 22, 2011: You have a lot going for you. This is not the year to become shy or reticent. You are overly serious at times. Your determination to create much more of what you want comes through. Your charm works wonders, too! Do remember that. Take the lead and move forward. VIRGO helps run your finances.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★ Surprises continue to dot the horizon. Tonight: Go off and enjoy yourself.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★Ingenuity greets you early this morning. Tonight: Seek out the experience you want.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★You just might wake up and decide to cancel Monday. Tonight: Happy at home.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★★Keep your cool when dealing with others. Tonight: Give up worrying; it doesn't help!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★Expand your focus, especially if you're dealing with financial matters. Tonight: Your treat.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★ You are much less energized on Monday. You will understand if some people shy away from you. Tonight: Do exactly what you want. You will anyway.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★Take a deep breath and understand what you need in order to follow through on a personal matter. Tonight: Do some quiet reflecting.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★★Meetings, networking and perhaps a fun late lunch could make this day one you smile about for a while. Tonight: Find your friends.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★ Someone makes a strong impression on you. Tonight: Could be late.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★ News floats through, no matter which way you proceed. Tonight: Relax your mind.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★★You might want to open up to potential change. Listen to feedback that heads in your direction. Tonight: Have a much-needed conversation.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★ Realize what is happening with others. Tonight: Say "yes."