TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 3). The pressure is on in these first weeks of your solar return, encouraging a new level of production, savvy and power. You’re too modest to admit it, but you’re undeniably attractive. Hopefully, you won’t mind being pursued and cherished. Your soaring ambitions for 2019 will be matched by your ability to realize them. Pisces and Cancer adore you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There are those who are thoughtlessly agreeable, easily led (and fooled), generally without the imagination to rebel. Lucky them! Life is so complex for smart folks such as yourself. Spend a good deal of time weighing your options.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your best is good enough. Anyone who doesn’t think so is helping you figure out where to go next. Head toward those who have the ability, experience and heart to really appreciate what you do.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re inclined to do what comes naturally, but that course of action won’t take you where you want to go. So there’s a choice to make. Don’t worry: With enough practice, the other way will seem like second nature, too.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Choose your topics of conversation carefully. There are those who will be jealous of or threatened by the happiness of others. For some reason, they mistakenly believe that there won’t be enough to go around.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Establishing boundaries isn’t just for defensive people. It’s for people who appreciate order, who like to help others feel comfortable and who want to have more control over their own destinies.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). While you are wary of those who wear trendy causes like designer shoes, you do admire helpers, and you want to give, too. This is a great time to look deeper into the needs of the world. Where can you do the most good?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Because the purpose in your heart is to do what’s most beneficial for the people around you, it is easy to make choices. The right decision will be obvious, and the right action effortless.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). Love yourself even though you know that you’ve fallen short in some way. Everyone has and will again. Grace and mastery are a matter of making quick corrections. No fuss. Move back toward the light.
ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). If only you could clean your mental hard drive as thoroughly as you clean your digital one. Though bad memories are hard to overwrite, it’s not quite as hard to find a more empowering way to frame them.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Everything is moving so fast that it’s already time to educate yourself again. Internet classes, library books, YouTube videos: It’s never been so easy to get the specific information you need to go to the next level.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The best way to learn the codes of others is by observing what they do. Forget what they say; that’s a decoy. Switch to a deeds-only policy and you’ll “hear” what people are really telling you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). While the calculations point to the fact that your life, and all life for that matter, is a mathematical miracle, you don’t always experience it as such. So it’s wonderful when today, for a moment, you feel the awe of being alive.