TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 10). Relationships smooth out. In the months to come you’ll educate yourself and get a handle on changing what bothers you. In 2018 it’s about building something new in its place. A mentor will help you make a plan and execute it. A dream will spring to life in March. Romantic getaways happen in May. New family comes in June. Gemini and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 17, 8, 33 and 41.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). When you want a comparison, you tend to compare yourself with yourself, which is a much better habit than using anyone else as a benchmark. The trouble is, even for you, you’re a hard act to follow.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re mentally versatile and will use your mind as you would any number of tools. Your mind can be a calculator, a map, a sleuth, a translator, a puzzle solver, a flashlight — and a sleeping pill if need be. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Here’s an idea that might seem radical: What if your actions best represented your own needs, feelings and values instead of those of your loved one? Bring your attention back to yourself and an internal locus of control.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Good fortune starts with how you treat people, which, it turns out, is also the beginning and end result. How you treat people is the whole story! For you it’s not always about serving and pleasing, but it is always about respecting.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The impulse to do something sneaky is not just about the thrill of your quickening pulse or the adrenaline rush that comes with the risk of being caught. The impulse is also a sign of needs unmet in the current situation.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People say that it’s not about the cards you’re dealt — that it’s how you play them that matters. Of course that’s silly. Good cards win, and playing bad ones requires bluffing. Today’s game will be tricky. You’ll prevail.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Life can be strange and complicated, especially when love’s involved. The romantic shades of love bring out the most extreme examples of this, which may cause you to wonder whether that kind of love is worth the trouble.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll be zipping along today, moving in spite of your restraints or maybe even because of them. The limits do have a way of focusing your power in one direction. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). In the past you felt it best to concede your power to another. It made the situation easier, and at that moment it seemed like the right thing to do. That moment is passed. It is now time to take your power back.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Much activity will center on possessions. You’ll treat possessions as living things, with respect for their purpose, attention to their maintenance and storage that honors their aesthetic value.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Before you leave the house, get centered on what you want. This will prevent you from needless wandering. See, you’ll be lucky today. Hearts and doors will open to you. With so few borders, the limits must come from within.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). This will be a sociable day in which your relationships run harmoniously. If there’s the least bit of tension it will serve as a spicy touch for the ultimate enhancement of the tie.