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.