MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2021

Keep your life simple. Don’t overreact or take on more than you can handle. Concentrate on what’s important to you and give it everything you’ve got. If you scatter your energy, you will fall short of your expectations. An intellectual approach to life, love and happiness will pay off.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Think big, but be realistic. An opportunity will be too good to ignore. Make adjustments that allow you to follow through with your plans. Rely on the lessons of experience.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be willing to adjust if it will help resolve an issue you face with a friend or relative. Meeting someone midway will encourage a smooth transaction and future dealings. Romance is on the rise.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You’ll learn a lot if you observe others. Distance yourself from anyone who is inconsistent or impulsive. Concentrate on home, family and doing what’s best for you and the ones you love.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Embrace what life has to offer. An unexpected opportunity will give you a chance to use your skills. Focus on creative endeavors, and everything else will fall into place.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Someone is withholding information or feeding you false hope. Use your intelligence to discover the truth. Take the high road and stick close to someone who has always had your back.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’ll spot a good deal. Make your move and bring about changes at home and to your portfolio. A chance to get ahead is apparent. Be transparent regarding what you have to offer.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Put on the brakes, size up a situation and don’t go over budget. Be realistic about what’s possible, and stick to people you know you can rely on for support. Control your emotions.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Partnerships will play essential roles in the way things unfold. Put your heart into something meaningful. Get to know someone who has a positive influence on the decisions you make.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Share your thoughts and concerns with like-minded people. Offer insight into more efficient ways to bring about positive change. Prepare to put muscle behind your plan and turn it into a reality.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Gather and verify information; it will lead to a change of attitude and better choices. Simplify your life and the way you do things to suit your current situation.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Take the experience you have and put it to good use. Once others see how capable you are, you’ll receive more opportunities. Don’t take a risk with your health or reputation.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Pay close attention to your budget. Spend more time working on personal growth and creative endeavors and hanging out with easygoing people. Don’t jeopardize your position.