Today’s birthday (Monday, July 17, 2017) This year you are very intuitive. You also sense that problems and hassles appear for a karmic reason. You will be learning how to break out of the status quo by tapping into an enormous reserve of creativity. As you open up to new thinking, your life seems to flow more easily. If you are single, the type of person you are attracted to could change radically. Enjoy dating, but avoid making commitments until you are sure of your desires. If you are attached, your sweetie could be taken aback by how much you are changing. Taurus might not reveal his or her real feelings to you.
Aries (March 21-April 19) ★★★ You have a tendency to go overboard, as you might not be getting a clear reading of what is going on around you. Do not lose your temper out of frustration. Know that others also will be dealing with the innate chaos of the day. Tonight: Run some errands on the way home.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) ★★★★★ You are all smiles, no matter what you decide to do. You have a friend who serves as a muse for you. At times, you might feel as though this person seems otherworldly. Inspiration flows from your very active imagination right now. Tonight: Have dinner with some close pals.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) ★★★ You might feel a little off. You have been running on high lately, and suddenly boredom with your routine sets in. You generally know how to liven up a situation like this, but you could find it difficult right now. Allow yourself the space to do what you want. Tonight: Early to bed.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ Note how you feel much more open when in the company of friends. Zero in on what you want. You could feel as if you have no choice but to pursue a particular goal. Listen to your instincts, and you will make the correct decision. Tonight: Find an excuse to celebrate.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ When a plan backfires, you’ll be called upon to use your imagination. You need to find a way to break past self-imposed limitations. The instinct to conform might arise, but the solution to finding your own way lies in your dynamic thinking. Tonight: Head to the gym first.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ Many people could be acting out. If you can manage to avoid being triggered, you’ll be amazed by what happens. Don’t handle any money negotiations today, as the results probably won’t be to your liking. Add more humor to your interactions. Tonight: Act as if it is Friday.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★ What seems like an opportune time to have an important one-on-one discussion with a loved one actually might prove to be otherwise. Take your time, see how the other party feels and then decide whether to act. Tension electrifies the moment. Tonight: Join a friend for dinner.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★ You might be strong-willed, but you aren’t dumb — you know when to defer to others. Bumps in the road seem inevitable today. Minimize any obstacles that result from not-well-thought-out plans. You will know when to charge right in. Tonight: Accept an offer graciously.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★ Emotions intensify. Caring feelings might be overshadowed by insecurity or unrealistic expectations. You easily could be hurt by what seems like an innocent comment. The more you refuse to act on these feelings, the better off you will be. Tonight: Focus on one task at a time.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★ Others attempting to walk in your shoes might be left speechless. Given a moment or two, you’ll come up with some suggestions. Your creativity surges to unprecedented levels. Those around you might want to tap into your ingenuity. Tonight: Make the most of the moment.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★ If you feel inclined to stay home, do. Whether you realize it or not, you are likely to flourish in this situation. You might feel off-kilter and wonder what would be best for you to do. Don’t allow yourself to be triggered by an insignificant comment. Tonight: Make it an easy night.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★ You might feel as if you are being diplomatic, but based on someone else’s reaction, you are likely to discover otherwise. Looking at the situation openly could be particularly revealing. Touch base with a dear friend or loved one. Tonight: Keep conversations open.