ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Nothing is all good or all evil. Avoid people who talk in extremes — they will make life too complicated. Stick with the mild, reasonable types now.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

If time is on your side, consider yourself lucky. It’s one of the better forces to have working for you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

Stick up for your friends, especially when their nearest and dearest share less than complimentary information.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

The problem you deal with day in and day out is not only your problem, it’s shared by thousands of others. All you have to do is reach out a bit and you’ll find the support you need.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You’re all for letting people get to know the real you, as long as the real you is appropriate for the situation. Today’s success rides on your ability to choose the most effective version of who you really are.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You’ll astound others with the impulsive and bold move you make today.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

You are like Hercules battling the lion today. If your victory doesn’t happen quickly, take heart: It took Hercules 30 days.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

When chasing old dreams feels tired, it’s time to dream anew. If you’re going to chase something, make sure it’s fresh excitement.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

“What could possibly go wrong?” is a dangerous question. The answers that spring to mind probably won’t occur. The answers that don’t spring to mind will crop up to keep things interesting.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Amazing things are accomplished in the name of fun and games. If you’re not having fun, you’ll accomplish approximately half as much.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The same people who are extremely shy are usually highly sensitive and thoughtful — and worth taking the time to get to know. Break the ice.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Don’t be afraid to leverage your relationships. Your friends would love to help you, especially if it’s something fairly easy for them to do.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY | JULY 14: A cosmic boost to your confidence has you sailing into this new era with a posse of new friends. August hands you a career choice. The end of August brings a lifestyle improvement. Your loyalty will be tested in September. You’ll make an auspicious trade. November launches an ambitious quest. Leo and Scorpio people adore you.