Happy Birthday | July 30: This year, you create a lot of excitement. As a result, you open up emotionally and enjoy yourself more. There also is a side of you that is intense and secretive, which emerges once in a while in social occasions. If you are single, you could attract people who like one aspect of your personality but not the other. Remember that you need to be accepted as a total person — only then should you consider making a major commitment. If you are attached, the two of you might have a difficult dynamic at times, where you say one thing but do another. Scorpio cannot help but be drawn to you, and vice versa.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Relate to others directly, but know that you might have a problem dealing with your temper when speaking with a key family member. Your intuition helps you make a good choice about how to interact with this person.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Defer to others. Ask questions to come to a conclusive understanding, if not an agreement. You might not have the same solutions, but you have the same issue. Respect your differences.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You could be tired. Take today off for some extra R and R. You need to honor your needs if you want to go full steam ahead more often. A conversation with a friend could become testy for some reason. Pull back before you have an argument.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) Your imagination comes into play with a loved one. Let go of a problem, and refuse to get into a squabble. Get into the moment. A call or email from someone at a distance makes you smile. You might sense that more is going on than was revealed.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You could be in the mood to change direction. Stay close to home, and invite a friend or two over for a late lunch. You might like not being as much on the go as usual. A partner understands how you feel, so you don’t need to say much.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Speak your mind, but also listen to what a loved one has to say. The more you share, the better your understanding of one another will become. You see a loved one as being nearly perfect. Be careful, as this person could fall off his or her pedestal.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Be aware of how possessive you can be. You might want to ask yourself why you are so insecure. On the other hand, this possessiveness also reflects how much you value this person. Open up a discussion and find your way through this issue.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Understand what is happening with a respected associate. Listen carefully and help this person to gain a new perspective. Your ingenuity and creativity come forward to solve a problem and come up with solutions.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You could feel out of sorts and not understand what needs to happen to change your mood. Perhaps it is your perspective mixed with a little insecurity. Talk to a trusted family member who has known you his or her whole life and get some feedback.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You might be easily drawn into a happening hosted by some friends. Whether it’s a cookout or a softball game, you’ll enjoy yourself and let go of stress. Try to keep this attitude going as long as you can. A partner could be argumentative.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Take charge and help others free themselves up for a fun afternoon out. The more relaxed you are, the better next week will be. Others could be somewhat argumentative. Avoid having an argument or playing into someone’s negative mood.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Reach out to someone at a distance. You could be delighted by this person’s news. You might not know how to handle the information. Direct some of your frustration into a physical activity.