Today's birthday (Saturday, July 29, 2017) This year often provides more excitement than you might be ready for. You frequently will detach in order to see the big picture. The unexpected plays a significant role in the next 12 months. If you are single, you might attract someone more serious or older than you. Before you get too involved, make sure you really want this type of bond. If you are attached, your sweetie might be withdrawn or a bit too quiet. Know that this phase will end quickly. Plan frequent escapes or a mini vacation with just your significant other. Libra adds an element of cheer to your day.
Aries (March 21-April 19) ★★★ Defer to a loved one when making plans, and you’ll enjoy yourself more. Good vibes seem to flow. Don’t be surprised if the unexpected shakes up your universe later in the day. Make an adjustment if necessary. You will gain insight from your own responses. Tonight: With a friend.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) ★★★ You might want to complete a project or go off and run some errands. A partner seems to fuss over some interpersonal matters. Go along with his or her request if you want to enjoy your day. You could be surprised by someone you consider a friend. Tonight: Say “yes” to an offer.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) ★★★★ You might not appreciate how a loved one suddenly withdraws. You have had this experience with this person before and were hoping it would not repeat. You know how to bring this person out of his or her shell. Once you do, you both will be happier. Tonight: Dinner out.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ You could be in the mood to stay home. You will find that you like having some time to yourself. You might think that you are going to have a quiet day, but to your surprise, someone you care about easily could alter your plans. Tonight: Have a good time wherever you are.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ You might want to consider various possibilities. Have a discussion with a partner. This person will want to share his or her thoughts, too. If this matter is a hot topic between you, consider having this talk while participating in a relaxing activity. Tonight: Close to home.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★ Just because you want to make a purchase right now does not mean that you should. You easily could go overboard, or perhaps you won’t be able to find the right item. Make it OK to hold off for now. Take your time, and you’ll be happier in the long run. Tonight: All smiles.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ Others have a lot to share, and they want to share with you. You might need to screen calls if you want to do certain activities alone. You can always catch up with friends later. Someone critical to your life could spontaneously reverse course. Be ready. Tonight: Make it your treat.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★ You are on the verge of a lot of excitement. Use the daylight hours to complete a project or run errands. You could be surprised by a sudden insight. This perception could be off, as you might not be seeing the whole picture. Tonight: Wherever you are, you are on center stage.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★ Try to focus on what is positive, and avoid getting into an emotional rut. Respond to a call from a dear friend or loved one at a distance. Get together with friends, and do your best to not be alone. A child is likely to surprise you by what he or she says. Tonight: Make it early.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★ Take a stand, if you must. At the same time, consider the additional responsibilities you accept if you do. You will be in the middle of a controversy, which could be uncomfortable. Plan on taking a break later in the afternoon. Tonight: Get into the moment with a loved one.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ You might feel as if you need to detach and be a better listener. Nevertheless, you have a lot going on in your mind that you will want to consider. Return a long-distance call or acknowledge a response to an inquiry. You need a break. Tonight: Out till the wee hours.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★ You could be in a situation where you would like to break out and do something different. Those around you seem to be more conservative right now and not up for any risk-taking. You are likely to be surprised by what you hear later. Tonight: Walk through a new door. The stars show the kind of day you'll have: 5 Dynamic; 4 Positive; 3 Average; 2 So-so; 1 Difficult.