TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 21). A better work/life balance is the aim and you’ll find it this year. You are poised to create powerful and positive relationships. The next seven weeks bring an intensive study. You’ll trade your work and charm for good fortune in September. Re-invest a financial bonus in November —this one could be your legacy. Capricorn and Sagittarius adore you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There are people you trust so wholeheartedly, if they were ever to let you down, you’d instantly forgive them and blame yourself. This is a closeness you feel with some of the people you’re dealing with today. It’s a secure feeling.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your circumstances are where you are, not who you are. Some environments are harder to escape than others. Today you’ll have to wriggle and fight to unclench the talons that hold you in a place.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It’s quality over quantity in most things today, but in order to work out that math problem you need intimate knowledge of your values. Focus on your own life, happiness and vision; consider what you like about being you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Absurdly, life constantly demands that you simultaneously embrace and detach from it. Whether you march forward, stumble forward or fall forward, “forward” comes. The thing about life is, it goes on.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Take your ideas to many people. The general public will have ideas that you’ll have to weigh carefully. But a good friend can get you going in ways and directions you wouldn’t have thought to travel, much to your benefit.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). No one knows what’s in the head and heart of another, and yet you feel you have a pretty good idea of it in regard to your nearest and dearest. Still, seek confirmation before acting on what you merely suspect to be true.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). While there are popular notions, there isn’t one single meaning that intrinsically exists. Yours is as good as anyone’s! Go on and construct the meaning that works best for you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). Children are often more outwardly concerned with who they sit next to than adults are. It’s because they, like you, are wise to the fact that you can have a totally different experience sitting next to a preferred someone.

ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). People have different paces, and those with a slower pace than yours (most people) will trigger impatience. The biggest challenge of the day will be keeping impatience in check.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). You might be surprised what causes other people stress. You’ll get a glimpse of it if you’re paying attention. Someone dealing with things beyond your knowledge will be trying to act normal around you today.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). To fall in love is to be lucky and unlucky at the same time. Love is risk. As in most all gambling, if you stay in long enough, sooner or later the house will win. But if the game is fun too, you’ll find it worthwhile even when losing.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Remember that change is the only constant. Whatever’s going on now, for better or worse is not going to last. So why not be strong through it? You want to look back and be proud of yourself.