Aries (March 21-April 19): Should you sacrifice your needs for those of another? Of course! But how often? Sacrifice should feel like a choice, not a character trait.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): As social as you can be, your solitude is at times so sweet that no one can compete.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): The ones worth impressing aren’t excited by high-dollar items that anyone with money can obtain.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): Your next great change will start with a pang of dissatisfaction then a judgment that spreads over your being as a realization.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Truly, when you make a decision about how malleable your mood will be, you’ll have the power to stick to it. Your smile could change the day, or the day could change your smile.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The attitudes of people and the feeling of situations will matter even more than usual. In fact, in most things you encounter today, the tone will trump the content.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): The decor, the coffee mug, the shirt, the bracelet — they all seem to be barking orders. You don’t need to be told how to do you.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You may contradict yourself, and that’s just part of being a complex human with broad interests and a mind that can travel through time and span a universe of ideas.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22Dec. 21): You’ll consider going out of your way to make a favorable impression or to please someone. Before you do, examine your motives. If it’s approval you seek, you don’t need it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The observations others make of you may clash with
your self-concept now. Focus on the graciousness of others. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your restrictions, real or imagined, are legitimate. The latter is harder to break free from than the former. That’s what makes today’s small victory so important.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Deprivation is a severe and impractical approach. Many things are better regulated than restricted.
Today’s birthday (Aug. 9): It’s said that madness carves its own reality. You’re not at all mad, but you’re a carver too. You’ll chip and shave away at your life until the masterpiece emerges. A glorious happening in the next three weeks will be the first of five. Your lucky numbers are: 18, 7, 49, 31 and 6.