Today’s birthday (Tuesday, July 4, 2017) This year you open up to new ideas, which you probably will apply to at least one area of your life. Others enjoy your uniqueness and your ability to approach new situations with optimism. If you are single, be aware of a potential suitor’s issues before you get too involved. Be open to dating until you are sure you want to commit. If you are attached, your relationship benefits from taking short trips away together. These special times cement your bond, so that you can endure more stressful periods in the future. Scorpio loves to get together.
Aries (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ Just being yourself could be a source of tension today, as you are likely to do the unexpected and provoke others. You also demonstrate more caring and understanding toward a sibling or close friend. If throwing a celebration, invite a neighbor. Tonight: Let the party begin.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) ★★★★ You enjoy seeing your friends, but it appears as if someone else is in control of the plans. Whether you are going to someone’s house for a party or just to the movies, you might want to change your agenda. Spend some quality time with a loved one. Tonight: Be docile and caring.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) ★★★★ You might want to keep a low profile. Generally, you prefer to be in the middle of what is happening. You’ll likely be the one facilitating what is happening, whether it is flipping the burgers at a barbecue or pointing out that it’s time to watch the fireworks. Tonight: All smiles.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ You’ll be in the mood to let go of certain restrictions and inhibitions. If you stay centered, you’ll have a reason to celebrate. A wish or desire of yours is about to become a reality. Reach out to someone at a distance and wish them a happy Fourth. Tonight: Follow the music.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★ Entertain from home to maximize this Fourth of July. Your celebration doesn’t have to be a big party or barbecue, but it does have to have your caring touch. You know how to have fun and help others celebrate. Be more forthright in your dealings. Tonight: Be with the one you love.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ Someone close to you has lots of imagination. You will enjoy meeting up with this person to celebrate this day. If you are fortunate enough to have a tight bond with this person, you could have a close-to-perfect day. Help a loved one relax. Tonight: Watch the fireworks display.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ You might be spending too much, but perhaps you’re not ready to rein yourself in just yet. Think “long term,” and cut costs where you can today. A tendency to overindulge in some way is likely to mark your Fourth of July celebrations. Tonight: Reach out to a close loved one.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★ You will feel very good anywhere you go. Others seem to gravitate toward you. Make the most of the moment and your mood. People are likely to seek you out for some one-on-one conversations. News about someone at a distance might shock you. Tonight: The party goes on.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★ Sit back and let a loved one take control. You don’t need to be at the center of what is happening. Open up to new possibilities that might be presented. You need to relax more and allow others to run with the show. Tonight: A new friend expresses his or her admiration.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★ You might have avoided a discussion with a loved one for quite a while, but that is no longer a possibility. Try to be good-natured and remain open to having this conversation. You could be a little confused by what you hear. Ask questions. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.”
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★ You might need to be more active or take the lead at a social event. You’ll sense some confusion over a money matter. The solution is obvious to others, but not to you. As a result, you are likely to seek out more information and ask more questions. Tonight: A force to behold.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★★ Follow your sixth sense, and you’ll land well. A new approach and more happiness become possible. Be willing to take a trip to visit a friend, if not today then in the near future. Good vibes mark your interactions. Tonight: Be clear about what someone wants from you. The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult. Readers can write Jacqueline Bigar at jacquelinebigar.com.