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Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Aug. 20, 2016

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 7:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Pisces into Aries.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Whatever you do today, you will be aware of how much effort you put out and how much effort others are putting out. Yes, you’ll be keeping score. In part, this is because you have been taking a very hands-on approach to doing things. (And you are good with your hands!)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today you will keep track of expenses for social occasions or even gifts. You would like to think that others will match your generosity. Some of you might spend money today on children or sports equipment — or both. Serious purchases for fun events.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Because you are focused on home decorating and renovations, you need to keep track of costs. It’s so hard to have champagne tastes on a beer wallet, isn’t it? Nevertheless, be wise now rather than be horrified later when the credit card needs to be paid.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You might feel restrained today, especially dealing with siblings, friends, neighbors and relatives. You don’t want to express your true feelings. You might even be worried about something, especially if it involves someone older or someone who is more powerful.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today you will watch your money rather carefully even if you are buying beautiful things. However, if you are extravagant, you will feel guilty. (“The guilt! The guilt!”) The truth is, although you are often extravagant, when you want to you can save fiercely.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today you might say goodbye to someone or be separated from someone. In fact, relations with others will be a bit strained and not as warm and affectionate as usual. Don’t worry about this; it’s just what’s happening today. Life is a changing landscape.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You might feel a bit lonely today or cut off from others. But things are not as bad as you imagine, I assure you. Many people feel somewhat alienated from each other today. It’s just one of those things. Do not take this personally.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Someone might be critical of you today. Or perhaps someone older makes you feel withdrawn or self-conscious. Don’t let this bother you because these cold vibes are prevalent with many people in many situations. The result is you might feel lonely. This is fleeting, no worries.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Relations with bosses and authority figures are bit stiff today. You might feel others don’t approve of you. Or it could be the other way around and you don’t approve of them. Whatever the case, it’s a bit sticky. Just let this all go by because tomorrow is a lovely day!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Discussions with authority figures, especially related to politics, religion or race, will be serious and possibly difficult today. People are not ready to agree. If anything, they are ready to turn their backs on each other. Don’t be this way.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a poor day to discuss how to share something or divide an inheritance. People do not feel generous to each other. In fact, there is an element of comparing what you have with someone else. Just remember there is no end to better. Someone is always richer — always.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Don’t take it personally if things are difficult with a close friend or partner today. Many people feel this way today. However, a few of you will say goodbye to someone today because this is unavoidable. Make plans to have a lovely day tomorrow!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer Demi Lovato (1992) shares your birthday today. You are generous, diplomatic and outgoing. You are a great organizer and enjoy good times. Initially, this year begins quietly, which is why you might not see major changes until next year; however, it will be a year of growth, and building. Work to reduce your debt and strengthen your financial position because you are building for your future!