HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY
Happy birthday. Those obsessed with being perpetually, perfectly positive will accomplish the opposite. Be instead obsessed with enjoying yourself. You’ll have a fantastic energetic match in August, and you’ll make money and have fun with this person all year. Your work will win awards in September. There’s a windfall in January. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Staying within the scope of your own preferences will only lead to a small and not very creative existence. It’s why you push yourself every so often to do what’s uncomfortable and a little scary. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Regardless of how much formal schooling you have, there are holes in your education. (There are holes in everyone’s education.) Fill them and the benefits come almost instantly — money, social ease and more.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Repeated actions create neural pathways in your brain. That’s why it’s easy to make the same mistake multiple times. You can change this with a conscious pattern interruption.
CANCER (June 22-July 22): It doesn’t usually come down to this, but when there’s a power struggle, there’s a power adjustment. Take control or be controlled. It will help to decide where to draw the line before you’re in a position to draw it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Give yourself the leeway to experiment and try things on for size. Play around awhile, because the spirit of play is what will help you with the small tangles and then with the bigger issues.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Beauty and pain are often linked. Every rose has its thorns. A good florist will handle the danger. And when there’s no one to take away the prickly truth of the matter, go on and assume the role of protector.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You’ve developed such a specific and ranging skill set that sometimes it seems a bit arbitrary to you. You may wonder whether your talents matter to anyone outside the niche. You’ll get evidence that they do today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Even though you believe that some of the rules guiding your group are unfair, be careful not to break them today. Eyes are on you. There will be a time for rebellion and change, but you’ve much learning to do still to get ready. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): People tend to decide what they want and then figure out the reasons it’s a good idea. This is, of course, completely backward and leads to faulty logic, but that’s only a problem if what’s wanted is amoral.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You don’t know how long a thing takes until you do it. That’s why impatience is for amateurs. The pros get it all done — methodically, one step at a time — with no rushing or time wasted. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be baby-sitting children and/or people who act like children. Don’t expect typical responses or behavior you can make sense of. In solving the problems of the day, creativity will serve you better than logic.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There are many good reasons to show up. You don’t want to miss out. If you don’t show up, you won’t know. They always talk about the one who’s not there, etc. So go. It’s a no-brainer.