Today's birthday (Monday, Aug. 7, 2017) This year your focus will be on relationships. You often waffle between two points of view, as you are able to identify with each. You eventually will see beyond each of these perspectives. If you are single, you might connect with someone who is on a similar journey. Learn to respect each other’s opinions. If you are attached, be sure to respect your sweetie, as he or she seems to be working through the same issues you are. Keep the dialogue fluid. Aquarius is a steadfast friend.
Aries (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ Your fiery personality emerges when facing the push and pull of today’s lunar eclipse. Know that most people around you could be emotional and over-reactive. A little self-restraint will go far, and you will see results quickly. Tonight: Swap war stories of the day with a pal.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) ★★★ You could feel as if someone is pressuring you. You generally are slow to anger, which is good news. However, with today’s pressure, you might be seeing red. Be careful, as words spoken cannot be taken back. Tonight: Soak away your stress in a hot tub.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) ★★★★ Though stress and feisty personalities might surround you, it would behoove you to gain a new perspective through detachment. As a result, you will understand more about others and see where they are coming from. Recognize your limits. Tonight: Let your ingenuity emerge.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) ★★★ You feel the effects of the Moon more than any other sign. You could be prone to swift changes, moody displays and volatile self-expression. As difficult as it might be, the less said by you, the better: You could close off an option if you’re not careful. Tonight: Make it easy.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★ You feel the tug of today’s lunar eclipse. If your birthday is close to today, you might feel depleted and tired. Get as much rest as possible, and try not to get involved with any issues or hassles that are likely to arise. There is always tomorrow. Tonight: Defer to a loved one.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ Your ability to lie low and not get involved in what you view as volatile issues will be important. Your best bet is to continue following your routine and doing what you do. In the long run, and even as soon as tonight, this attitude will pay off. Tonight: Happiest at home.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ Your feelings could be intense whether you’re dealing with a child, a friend or a loved one. The highs and lows of today could force you to stop and look within yourself. As a result, you might opt to dive into a creative project or focus on other matters. Tonight: Be near music.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★ You could be unusually tired as you attempt to draw others toward you. Upheaval on some level erupts close to you, or perhaps you are confronted with a change of perspective that you might not have anticipated. Recognize the possibilities for what they are. Tonight: Head home.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★ Your ability to switch topics and shift a conversation could put you in a difficult situation. Try to stay centered, even with others’ emotional currents floating by you. The less you participate in the uproar, the happier you will be. Tonight: Don’t be surprised if plans change.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★ You have the ability to make a difference, whereas the majority of people around you seem to push against the currents of change. Understand the volatile nature of a financial matter. Know that you might not have the ability to stabilize it. Tonight: Enjoy the moment.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ Your energy sends currents through others, and they might not be able to handle them as well as you can. You could see some chaos emerging around you. Be aware of what you can do to stabilize the moment. Know that you can control only yourself. Tonight: You call the shots.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★ Know when to pull back and say less. Your ability to move past a problem with ease will come across through your resilience and your ability to see others’ roles in a key matter. Say little, and try to stay as neutral as possible. Tonight: Put up your feet and relax to good music.