SUNDAY, AUG. 2
By HOLIDAY MATHIS
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 2). Make plans, and then offer them up to the rains of felicity. Though your strategies and intentions get an extra dose of cosmic love, it is what you do with the “now” that makes this year sing. Your capacity to absorb, join, celebrate and improve upon the moment is at the root of wondrous relationships and uncanny luck. Libra and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 40, 27, 19 and 5.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Though you take no pleasure in the suffering of others, sometimes the tragic television show or troubled friend makes you glad for your own position. It isn’t perfect by any stretch, but you’re better off than many.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can take your time evaluating the trade, but more time won’t give you the answer. This is a matter of accepting what you know in an instant and can be summed up like this: If it’s too good to be true, it isn’t.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The unbalanced thing will be set right. With a little communication, the one who has extra will flow some resources to the one who doesn’t have enough, and equilibrium will be established.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Even if you feel you have no news to share, make an effort to connect with friends and family. You’ll be surprised what fortuitous information comes up when there’s no particular agenda to the conversation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). What you desire will not come about through direct means. There is no pushing, buying or persuasion involved, only attraction. The most attractive mode is modesty and moderation.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If a person does not respond to you in the way you want, do not try for a different outcome. You are better off moving along to the next person, where you will get an entirely different response.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The wise choices are easier to make when you know what you care about. When you don’t know yet, don’t worry about being wise. Anything you choose will teach you more about what you care about.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Social status is one of those things you don’t really feel like you care too much about until you’re in a position to gain or lose it and become surprised by your behavior. You are, after all, only human.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Today’s problem isn’t so tough. Ask a few people, do a thorough internet search, read an article or two and you’ll know enough to make an informed decision.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Though you are typically highly responsible and able to make decisions that are best for the long-term, right now you’ll feel inclined to move based on the potential for fun.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The occasional slip-up might not matter too much, but you still feel an urgency to correct mistakes and figure out how to prevent the same ones from repeatedly occurring, which will be the cornerstone of today’s success.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It will be important to check off all of the daily habits you hold so dear today because it is only after these rituals are complete that you feel you have the space to share freely.
MONDAY, AUG. 3
By HOLIDAY MATHIS
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 3). You can trust instinct and intuition better than any other influence around right now. You are like a blessed baby who doesn’t have to know where it’s going or what it’s doing to be blissfully protected. A risk taken in September brings abundantly more opportunity. Health and love improvements happen in November. Sagittarius and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 45, 2, 28 and 16.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being stuck is a thing that happens when you’re afraid of loss. Once you’re willing to lose a thing, you can drop it. There’s suddenly some wiggle room, if not an entire swath of space you can simply walk on out of.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you can’t quite put words to this thing you’re doing, don’t let that bother you. As suggested by the ancient philosopher Laotzu, “The way is ever nameless.”
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There is no need to reach or struggle for your contentment; you only need to claim it if you want it. If you don’t, that is fine, too. It will be waiting for you either way.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you can’t lessen the measurable impact of a thing, you can still alter the immeasurable elements. Only you can determine how much it means to you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can love a plant all you want, but it will grow according to the sunlight and soil, not according to your love. To position and provide what’s required for thriving — this is how to effectively love a plant or anything else.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If you experience it at home, and then, when you try to get away from it it’s still there but no matter where you go, that means that you’re it. This is about the best news you could get; that the thing is well within your locus of control.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The river never stops. It is moved by water falling from the sky to the mountaintop, where water rushes down to the deepest part of the ocean. You, feeling stuck, are, in fact, in motion. Your connection to others makes it so.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Even though you receive praise for being versatile and adept at many endeavors, you’d feel like you’re somewhere instead of everywhere. Today, you long for and will achieve, focus.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Before you ask a person to give you something, you might want to check to make sure that it is within their ability to do so. This one assurance will steer interactions in a productive direction.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There is a point in which the most productive thing you can do is nothing at all. Think of a screw. If you tighten it past a certain point, it becomes stripped and no longer can perform its purpose. Know when to stop.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your mindset around money and what it’s for is changing. Try this on: You have enough and therefore you are rich. Could this statement be true? How does it make you feel?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The infinite is formless, which is why we need frames made out of our judgments and rules, our boundaries and negations. It’s a day to use and celebrate the word “no,” as it creates the frame around all your yesses.