HAPPY BIRTHDAY | Aug. 6: This year, you are very aware of others’ roles in your life. Those around you find you to be magnetic but not always approachable. You can be very warm and open at times, yet remote and closed down at other times. If you are single, these mood swings could affect a budding relationship. If you are attached, the two of you could have a very exciting year. Learn to respect your different values and perspectives, and you’ll both be a lot happier. Aquarius values you as a friend.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) You feel more upbeat and less pressured than you have in a long time. If someone dares to challenge you or stress you out in any way, you are likely to set them straight. Go off and enjoy a favorite sport or activity. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You might be a little too organized and responsible to flee the scene today and simply have a good time. Be a little self-indulgent. A family member could be very demanding. Just go with the flow. Don’t get boxed into doing something you don’t want to do.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You have been trying to gain a fresh perspective on an important matter that might have serious implications for your life. You are quick to get angry if you feel pushed. Step away from the situation and go see a movie. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You seem to be at the point where you want to head in a new direction. You might want to make a major purchase that could change your life for the better. Your willingness to work with a loved one makes today more pleasant. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You feel energetic. The real issue is how you express this high energy. You might pick a fight, or perhaps you’ll opt to go to the gym. Be careful, as you could become sarcastic, as well.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You will make a difference where it counts. If you notice that you suddenly become irate and difficult, ask yourself what is going on within.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You have a vivid sense of humor, which could emerge at any moment. When playing with a child, you’ll have fun role-playing or making up a new game. With friends and family, funny scenarios are likely to pop up. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You might experience a lot of tension as you attempt to relax at home. Figure out the source of your stress, and then eliminate it. This action could be as easy as giving up a judgment you are making. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Don’t hold back, but do indulge in some diplomacy. You will come out a surefire winner, and the other parties involved will appreciate your sensitivity and openness. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You might not always agree with a partner or loved one, and today is no exception. Don’t let the situation escalate; instead, find another means to the same end. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You could be full of energy. Invite a friend out for a fun happening and a meal. Getting away from the here and now permits additional bonding to occur. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You will want to run some errands or complete a project. You might want to make the upcoming workweek easier on yourself. Why not schedule a massage as well? Others will want you to join them, but give yourself permission to say no.