Horoscopes for Aug. 19, 2009

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Banking too heavily on others to help get through the rough spots in a new endeavor is a mistake. Even those who want to assist you might find themselves in a position where they simply can't.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - It's kind to be helpful to others, but be careful not to make a commitment you may not be able to complete. A rejection up front would be less painful than leaving someone in the lurch.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - You're presently in a good fulfillment cycle, but you will have your moments of disappointment. This could be one of those days when things will not turn out as you had hoped. Take it in stride.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - If you can avoid all types of competitive involvements, even the friendly ones, there is a stronger-than-usual possibility these activities could suddenly take on unfriendly overtones.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Unless you are absolutely certain about your audience, it would be best not to talk about confidential or sensitive matters. What is said could be misinterpreted and result in some nasty consequences.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Usually you're a shrewd shopper, but you may kid yourself into believing that something highly touted is worth more than it really is. Do some comparison shopping.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Of course you are entitled to your opinion on things, provided you allow colleagues and friends to enjoy the same rights. Don't attempt to impose your views on companions.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - You're the type of individual who does your best to finish all the many things you begin. However, excuses could become the order of the day. Keep your eyes on the prize.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) - It's not unusual for overindulgence to be your downfall, and this could be one of those times. It doesn't mean you shouldn't have fun and enjoy yourself, but make moderation your watchword.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Just when you're not looking, routine conditions could suddenly become critically complicated. Don't take anything important for granted, especially with regard to career matters.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Do not brag prematurely about your abilities to do things that you have yet to accomplish. If things don't go well, you may end up with a red face, not a red feather in your cap.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Take an adequate amount of time to accurately evaluate any commercial dealings on the docket; this way, you won't miss an obscure but significant factor that could prove critical.

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