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Horoscope for August 5, 2018

Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or important decisions from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chicago time. After that, the Moon moves from Taurus into Gemini.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Good news! Until Sept. 9 — almost 5 weeks — fair Venus will be directly opposite your sign, thereby improving your relations with everyone, even your enemies. (“Enemies? I don’t have enemies.” “Really?”) Enjoy warm relations with others. You can definitely use this time to mend broken fences.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Relations with co-workers, customers and anyone related to your job will improve in the next five weeks. Likewise, your health will improve as well. However, don’t overdo fattening foods, especially sweets and desserts. Ah yes, Taurus is the gourmet (and the gourmand) of the zodiac!

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Lucky you! The next five weeks bring fun, entertainment and good times! You will love to explore amusing diversions, love affairs and romantic rendezvous. You will seek opportunities to express your creative talents. Sports and fun activities with children will also please.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You will be keen to redecorate and make your home look more attractive in the next five weeks. This is also a lovely window of time to entertain at home. Many of you might also explore real estate opportunities during this time. Relations with family will be friendly and warm.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

It’s a curious thing, but in the next five weeks, you will notice more beauty in your daily surroundings than usual. You will also be more aware of just how much love there is in your daily world. (This is a lovely thing to appreciate and observe.)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Many of you will shop for beautiful things for yourself and loved ones much more than usual in the next five weeks. Fortunately, many of you also will have opportunities to boost your earnings during this time as well. Respect your moneymaking ideas.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Fair Venus will be in your sign for the next five weeks, which is the perfect opportunity for you to buy wardrobe items for yourself because you will like what you see in the mirror. You will also be charming and diplomatic with everyone. Go do that voodoo that you do so well!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You will be genuinely selfless in your relations with others in the next month. This means you will be charitable, caring and prepared to put the wants and needs of others before your own. You’re not being a doormat or a martyr — it’s just what’s happening.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You will enjoy partying and hanging out with groups and friends in the next five weeks. Relations with others will be loving and affectionate, in fact, a friend could become a lover. Meetings, business conferences and get-togethers will be rewarding.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

For the next five weeks, fair Venus will be sitting at the top of your chart attracting people and favorable circumstances to your work. Bosses will be generous to you. You might be involved in artistic matters like design, layout work, office redecorating or public relations.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Travel for pleasure will delight you in the next five weeks. Grab every chance you can to get outta Dodge. Because your appreciation of beauty will be heightened, enjoy museums, art galleries and gorgeous architectural buildings as well as thought-provoking ideas.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Keep your pockets open because gifts, goodies and favors from others will come your way in the next five weeks. This is a good time to ask for a loan or a mortgage. Meanwhile, romance will be hot and affectionate. A lovely window of fun and pleasure.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Maureen McCormick (1956) shares your birthday today. You are compassionate to others. You are also charming and sincere. Service to others will be your theme this year. Focus on your personal responsibilities to family as well as yourself. Take care of yourself to be a strong resource. Nurture relationships you value. Meanwhile, explore the arts, enroll in a class. Personalize your home with treasures that have meaning for you.