TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 12). The Chinese word “guanxi” describes a network of trusting relationships essential to business. This year, such a network will bring happiness and prosperity. You’ll develop a system of measuring goodwill. Those who learn your ways and earn your trust will get your business, love or both. Sagittarius, Aquarius adore you. Lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 4, 16 and 23.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your love is a rare and beautiful gift best invested where it can be appreciated. If you’re not getting feedback that you’re appreciated, you’re not. You deserve better!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you got into love a little deeper than was good for you, save your own heart like a hero. Of course, it’s a lot easier just to choose the right people upfront — people who can love you back and just as hard.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People on the offense will make moves to defend themselves, this creates conflict. To avoid conflict, refrain from threatening people’s beliefs, possessions or position.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). In order for something to make you happy, you must feel you’ve earned it. When you’re putting in the quality attention and work, even the tiniest things can bring you a great sense of accomplishment.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You love friends and family, but the most satisfying relationships today will be with mere acquaintance. When people do kind things, it restores your trust in the good of humanity.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A deeper look into your possessions will reveal what you have, what you thought lost and what was forgotten about. It helps you avoid making unnecessary purchases.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). “Taking stock” is used by merchants accounting for wares to track what’s available, what’s been sold, ordered, broken or stolen. Take stock of current resources, material and immaterial.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Others seem fine with all that’s going on. But everyone is different. Suddenly you’ll feel creative. This is a response to discomfort — your way of trying to cope or adapt to conditions that don’t naturally suit you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Do people really belong to each other? It depends on whom you ask. This will be the question: To what extent do/or should you allow yourself to be controlled by others?
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll combat difficult people with tolerance, acceptance and love. You’ll win with this approach, not a trophy or money but something more valuable: Peace, self-respect.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You like people, but also thrive on solitude. You haven’t had enough tranquility to do deep thinking that connects you with the most intelligent and creative self. Arrange it!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Follow instructions and be a hit with the boss. Whether the “boss” is a friend, a partner or your boss, deference to authority is a skill that will serve the whole team well.