TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 23). You’ll thrive in many kinds of relationships this year. You’ll have an easy give-and-take with some. For others it’s a give and give, and this will teach you and grow your heart, too. You’ll be repaid in July. Travel attracts new business in October. Your devotion will inspire a sacrifice and a victory in 2018. Gemini and Sagittarius adore you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Long blocks of focused, uninterrupted concentration are necessary to accomplish anything worthwhile. There is something (or more likely) someone preventing you from having time to focus—a situation that must be remedied.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Risking rejection is no fun (even for extroverts) but it must be faced in the name of progress. Go where the opportunities are and make friends. If you don’t know where they are, go where you think they are.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). As the mountain cradles the lake, your earth-sign nature will hold a water-sign individual very dear. These are the Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer people, and they could really use someone with your reliability.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Sometimes you wonder if you’re too brave for your own good. You’ve been known to jump into the spotlight unprepared, but that’s better than missing out. After all, opportunities usually don’t wait around until you’re ready for them.   

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The people who have the best perspective about the job will be the ones who have done it. Go to the ground level, not the top (unless the ones at the top started at the bottom and have worked their way all through).

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As it is with anything, what you pay attention to loves you back. When you give attention to your deeper feelings and the subconscious layers of yourself, too, you start feeling more resoundingly fulfilled.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The tools used to create will be a focus, but don’t be fooled; tools do not make the creation. Creativity is in the head and heart. Fancy, expensive tools can actually work against the art.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Customs matter—but not really. Following the right movements in the correct order will show respect when you don’t yet have the other person’s. Once you’ve earned a place in the heart, the protocol will become less important.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You sense you’re being flattered. That doesn’t mean the compliments aren’t true; it just means your flatterer is smart enough to grease the gears. One person’s dishonesty is another person’s clever navigation of complex times.

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Stop overthinking. Make a move. Whether a move is wrong or right, it tells you what the next move should be. This will stop you from going in circles in your head and will get you going on a straight line instead.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). You’re being marketed to all of the time by those who would like you to choose their products or services. Market to yourself. It works. Surround yourself with symbols and messages about what you want yourself to choose.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Fear is energy that can be directed in a positive way, but that’s not how it’s used very often. To direct your fear well, keep reminding yourself of what it is you want to achieve, and breathe toward that aim.