If it’s your birthday
Your mind is moving at a remarkable speed, though you must slow down your process of making decisions. It’s essential that you check carefully with what you’ve learned from past experiences. Then you must ask yourself what you really and truly want. If you combine these two methods, you’ll see your options for what they are — and that’s when to consider choosing. You share a birthday with Claudette Colbert, Roald Dahl, and Nell Carter. JUNE 21-JULY 22 Nearly every troubling emotion stems from the feeling of having been hurt. It’s as if we drag the entire past around and use it as a pincushion. Some encounter or incident today may reveal the folly of this viewpoint. You will need to pay attention; the circumstances may be subtle or sly. JULY 23-AUG. 22 You’re gradually aligning with a personal quality you possess, which is a kind of charm and magnetism found in a rare few people. It’s literally an attractive quality that makes people want to lean in your direction, support what you do or extend their friendship. In return, offer your authentic respect. AUG. 23-SEPT. 22 If you don’t aspire to great and original things, why aspire at all? Your chart is reminding you that, at least in this instance, that’s most likely to come through collaboration or some form of group effort. You may play a large role, or a minor one, though you cannot do it alone. SEPT. 23-OCT. 22 Despite certain misgivings, you seem determined to go public with an idea or some new version of yourself. This will give you the feedback you need. The theater in your mind only has an audience of one. The theater of life is more diverse, it’s more informative, and dramatic flair is welcome. OCT. 23-NOV. 21 Be willing to compromise, though start doing so with the issues that mean the least to you. Know what matters the most, and where you’re not willing to give in, and then use everything else to bargain. In the end, you might have to offer up one or two things that actually count, though don’t start there. NOV. 22-DEC. 21 Don’t worry about a breakthrough, some sudden moment of aha! Rather, treat your life as if you’re in the midst of one long revelation — one that will last the rest of the year. You’ve plotted and planned, scheduled and schemed, and tuned up and rehearsed. Now, it’s showtime. DEC. 22-JAN. 19 You have some extraordinary power to make your mark on the world, but why would you want to do that? The task at hand is getting the job done well, and it does not matter whether anyone knows it was you or not. That specific place is the authentic seed of your reputation. JAN. 20-FEB. 18 If you’re feeling motivated by a desire to succeed in business, you’re free to pursue that. Bear in mind, however, that most legitimate businesses that provide a creative outlet, provide a service and make a profit take years to develop. You’ll need to be patient, persistent and devoted. FEB. 19-MARCH 20 With the Sun making a supportive aspect to Saturn today and tomorrow, you can advance or even complete an important professional project. Yet to do that, you must focus on that alone, and exclude just about everything else. Personal and household matters can wait a couple of days.