Horoscope/Jacqueline Bigar

Happy birthday for Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011: This year, you are in the limelight. Your professional and community commitments are highlighted. Not every moment will be easy, but all in all, it will be worth the discomfort. If you're not careful, a friendship could change because of a misunderstanding. TAURUS understands you well.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★Optimism runs high in the morning. Drive a hard bargain on an expenditure for your home. Tonight: Your treat.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★You feel energized. Follow your whims. Tonight: Where the action is.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★Take your time, and if you need some downtime, take it. Tonight: Vanish quickly!

CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★★Make time to socialize and get out of your immediate environment. Tonight: Where the action is.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★Accept the limelight. Be ready to organize a get-together or complete a project. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★ Keep reaching out for others. Don't worry if someone doesn't call back immediately. Tonight: Try a new place.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★ Work with a partner directly. You could be quite uncomfortable at first, but open up with ease to potential changes. Tonight: Dinner for two.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★ If you decide to go along with another person's opinion, know that your opinions are not any less important or wrong. Tonight: Let someone else make the suggestion.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★ Extend yourself and take care of another person you dearly care about. Tonight: Put your feet up.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★ Don't worry about someone's reaction to a suggestion. Tonight: Living it up.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★Take some extra time with a family member or roommate. Tonight: Invite some friends over.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★ Sometimes, continuing a conversation in a nice, easy tone, even after you made a faux pas, is gracious. Tonight: Visiting with different people.