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HAPPY BIRTH­DAY for Mon­day, July 31, 2017: This year you of­ten feel con­flict be­tween what you want emo­tion­ally and how vul­ner­a­ble you want to be. If you are sin­gle, many po­ten­tial suit­ors could back off be­cause they might not be sure how to re­act to you. If you are at­tached, you and your sweetie will en­joy your down­time to­gether more than you have in many months. Scor­pio un­der­stands you al­most too well.

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) You might feel stressed by ev­ery­thing that’s hap­pen­ing around you, es­pe­cially on a per­sonal level. Han­dle the is­sues be­fore your work­week starts or use more self-dis­ci­pline to per­form on the level you nor­mally do in the out­side world.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Don’t un­der­es­ti­mate the im­por­tance of ef­fec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Lis­ten care­fully, and be will­ing to imag­ine what the other party might be feel­ing. The more you are able to iden­tify with oth­ers, the bet­ter the re­sults will be.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You have a lot go­ing on with you that you might choose not to share. How­ever, some of what you are hold­ing back could pop up un­ex­pect­edly. Be pre­pared. How you deal with a money is­sue de­pends on your willing­ness to ac­cept some big changes.

CAN­CER (June 21-July 22) Oth­ers eas­ily might say that you are overly emo­tional, but they do not un­der­stand you. You are will­ing to let go and em­brace your feel­ings, whereas many peo­ple are not. This qual­ity is your strength, not your weak­ness; use it well.

(July 23-Aug. 22) You might want to pull away from a touchy sit­u­a­tion. Be hon­est with your­self about why you seem to be hold­ing back. Reach out to a loved one for feed­back. Rec­og­nize how this mat­ter af­fects you, and deal with it be­fore it deals with you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Meet­ings and suc­cess sur­round you, as long as you re­main ac­tive and are will­ing to throw your­self into var­i­ous sit­u­a­tions. Be re­spon­sive to oth­ers’ ef­forts to com­mu­ni­cate. A goal be­comes pos­si­ble if you stay cen­tred and fo­cused.

LI­BRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) A work-re­lated mat­ter or a sit­u­a­tion in­volv­ing an au­thor­ity fig­ure could make you feel un­easy. Try as you might, you can’t seem to avoid this, which prom­ises a change in at least one area of your life. Refuse to be cor­nered by some­one else.

SCOR­PIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You might want to reach out to some­one at a dis­tance and/or some­one who knows and un­der­stands a lot more about a cer­tain topic than you do. You are look­ing for al­ter­na­tives, so be will­ing to dis­cuss your op­tions openly.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You might feel a lit­tle off. Use your in­stincts when deal­ing with a per­sonal mat­ter that is weigh­ing you down. Speak to some­one who cares a lot about you; you will ap­pre­ci­ate this per­son’s feed­back. You still will have a lot to think about.

CAPRI­CORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Seize the mo­ment and get down to the ba­sics of a cer­tain sit­u­a­tion. A friend­ship or part­ner­ship could take its toll on you. The other party might be gen­er­ally de­mand­ing, and could ask a lot from you. Dis­cuss your feel­ings and speak your mind. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Oth­ers ob­serve your per­for­mance and abil­ity to deal with a change­able per­son or sit­u­a­tion. Be will­ing to ac­knowl­edge some­one else’s ef­forts, as it will add to the depth of your bond. You might de­cide that it’s time to in­dulge in a spe­cial treat for your­self.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Tap into your abil­ity to get past a sit­u­a­tion that you have found to be rather prob­lem­atic. You’ll dis­cover that you are able to find a so­lu­tion once you de­tach. A friend helps you un­der­stand his or her per­spec­tive. A loved one ex­presses his or her car­ing.

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