A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Virgo if born before 5:23 p.m. Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.

Happy birthday for Monday, Aug. 17, 2015:

This year you go from being friendly and easygoing to being precise and detail-oriented. You will learn to mix all these different facets together. This could be a significant year for your emotional and financial well-being. Go for what you want, and you most likely will get it. If you are single, your gregarious and kind personality draws many people toward you. You will know when you meet the right person. If you are attached, the two of you become closer, especially as you will make a new commitment to your bond. As a team, you enhance your potential. Libra can be very superficial but agreeable.

The stars show the kind of day you'll have: 5 dynamic, 4 positive, 3 average, 2 so-so, 1 difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

HHHH Start approaching a situation involving your finances and another party. You have a special type of allure that encourages others to listen. Your vision will be well received. A close associate most likely will go along with an unusual idea. Tonight: Out with a friend.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

HHHH You come from a secure point of view. You will see a significant difference in perspective once you are willing to brainstorm with a partner. Somehow you will land at a midpoint that makes you both happy. Defer to others openly. Tonight: Get some extra R and R.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

HHHH Your ability to tackle a problem and get ahead emerges. You will find that a different approach will work if you are able to come from a grounded point of view. Your creativity emerges and adds to the energy of today's interactions. Tonight: Ever playful.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

HHHH You might not be able to see a situation in the same way someone else sees it. A strong barrier could result. You are likely to see a personal matter blow up unless you are willing to listen and sympathize. Consider the alternative. Tonight: Stay close to home.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

HHHH Keep the brakes on spending, and be wise about investments. With some guidance, you could be hitting a financial peak. You will discover the power of your words – just see how people respond to you. Others naturally gravitate toward you. Tonight: Make it your treat.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

HHH You beam and others respond in kind. Be as forthright as possible. Discussions seem to be animated and full of information. Listen well. Use caution with overindulgence. You will be a lot more upbeat than you have been. Tonight: Make a purchase that you have been considering.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

HHH Keep your own counsel rather than get yourself in trouble by saying exactly what you are thinking. Your opinion could be transformed by the end of the day anyway. Regroup and handle a personal matter in the late afternoon. Tonight: Beam in whatever you want.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

HHHH A meeting could have an excellent outcome for you. You will see a positive response, as long as you give others an entry point. Be more direct in a conversation. Touch base with a loved one at a distance whom you care about. Tonight: Play it cool.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

HHH If you feel negative, do your best to let go of this feeling. Try to have a discussion with a loved one. Take action if need be, rather than settle into a funk. By midday, you might decide to join some of your friends. Your mood is likely to change as a result. Tonight: Don't sulk.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHHH Connect, talk and research. You have most of the day to come to a conclusion. A friend could be very difficult and touchy. Be smart. Don't try to push this person just to get positive feedback. Leave him or her alone. Trust your judgment. Tonight: Assume the lead.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

HHH Reach out to someone at a distance, or be ready to dig in and do a lot of research. This person serves as a mentor for you. Remain optimistic and forthright when dealing with an unusual new topic. Make plans to take a vacation soon. Tonight: Relax at home.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

HHHH You'll want to listen to what is being shared. At first, it could seem as if everyone has a lot to say; however, you might determine that there is little of value being verbalized. Reach out to your trusted sources before making a move. Tonight: Make time for a favorite person.

Today's birthdays

Actress Maureen O'Hara is 95. Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin is 89. Former MLB All-Star Boog Powell is 74. Actor Robert DeNiro is 72. Rock musician Gary Talley (The Box Tops) is 68. International Tennis Hall of Famer Guillermo Vilas is 63. Rock singer Kevin Rowland (Dexy's Midnight Runners) is 62. Country singer-songwriter Kevin Welch is 60. Olympic gold medal figure skater Robin Cousins is 58. Singer Belinda Carlisle is 57. Actor Sean Penn is 55. Singer/actor Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids On The Block, "Band Of Brothers," "Blue Bloods") is 46. College Basketball Hall of Famer and retired NBA All-Star Christian Laettner is 46. International Tennis Hall of Famer Jim Courier is 45. Retired MLB All-Star Jorge Posada is 44. TV personality Giuliana Rancic is 41. Olympic bronze medal figure skater Gracie Gold is 20.

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