Today's birthday (Thursday, July 20, 2017) This year you blaze a new path — not once, but several times. If you see that you are heading in an inappropriate direction, you have the courage to say so and back up. You become more understanding and sensitive to others and their needs. If you are single, you will meet someone of significance in late summer. It is possible that this relationship is the real deal. If you are attached, the two of you often battle negativity until you get past an issue. The unexpected occurs when you both are faced with an important decision. Support each other. Gemini reminds you that you can handle issues in a lighter, more caring way.
Aries (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ Good feelings inspire your decisions and allow you to have greater feedback. Your emotions will be intense in the next few weeks, and you are likely to decide to express your frustration differently from how you usually do. Tonight: Run errands on the way home.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) ★★★★★ Others will be unusually responsive to you. You could get some flak when dealing with a financial matter and your home. Make sure an idea is within your budget. Pull back and do some more homework as to how much you want and need to spend. Tonight: Make weekend plans.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) ★★★ Know when to step back and not get involved. A situation intrigues you, and you might get enthusiastic considering it. You are willing to take a certain project to completion. Try not to be difficult with a loved one or a dear friend who seems a bit closed off. Tonight: Feel your Wheaties.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) ★★★ Take your time making a decision. You might not feel comfortable with everything you need to attend to. You sense that you need to make a change, but will you follow through? Revisit a long-term dream that could be turned into a reality. Tonight: Go for what you want.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ You might feel energized all of a sudden, and it likely has to do with Mars entering your sign today. You could become very seductive or distinctly quarrelsome if you do not get what you want. Allow greater give-and-take between you and others. Tonight: All smiles.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ You might be more susceptible to losing your temper in the next few days and weeks. How you see a personal matter could change radically and rather quickly. Be more forthright rather than internalize some negative feelings. Tonight: Out and about among the crowds.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★ You need to pull back and take a look at what is happening around you. Don’t minimize what is happening with a loved one. One-on-one relating will delight you. Are you suppressing some anger? Only you know the answer and can take action. Tonight: A must appearance.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★ You are willing to go that extra step to grab the attention of a dear friend. You tend to be deeply emotional. This person has a willingness to see matters in a more diverse way. Each of you appeals to the other because of your individual personalities. Tonight: Make it your treat.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★★ You won’t hesitate to distance yourself in order to get a clearer idea of what is needed. You’ll see a partner demonstrate more of his or her views. You might not disagree with this person’s outlook, but you need to respect it. Tonight: Say “yes” to someone’s exciting offer.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★★ You could be too tired to continue pushing so hard. You have wanted to get a lot done, but fatigue might stop you. Consider taking a long weekend or even a power nap. You might want to indulge in both. Make a point of taking better care of yourself. Tonight: At home.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★★ Your playfulness will be appealing to those who really know you, but for those who don’t, your humor and whimsical nature could be confusing. Be aware of how you project yourself in a low-key situation. Tonight: Think about your plans for the weekend.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★ You might be needing some space. You will accomplish and fulfill this need best by playing it low-key and/or taking a personal day. Understand that others might want you to be more active and involved, but you need to take care of yourself first! Tonight: Not to be found.
The stars show the kind of day you'll have: 5 Dynamic; 4 Positive; 3 Average; 2 So-so; 1 Difficult.