HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 12, 2012: Ride the crest of good luck this year, which will become even better next year. Eliminate what no longer works for you. As you close doors, new ones will open. Opportunities strike wherever you put your focus. Pick only those you really want. If single, you could have quite the pick of suitors. If attached, the two of you seem to enjoy a new tango, where you turn up the love temperature. You might opt for a special, long-desired trip together. Taurus helps pave the way for you. A baby born today has a sun in Cancer and a moon in Taurus.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • Clearly an adjustment is made by others, but perhaps not for the reason you wanted. The change occurs because of certain financial benefits.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • You know when it is prime time to make your move, and that time is now. Do not hesitate to push in order to get what you feel is needed.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • Even if you must maintain a low profile, you’ll gain a different perspective. In the long run, this stance is perfect, as new insights will allow you to make better choices.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • • A goal-driven response inspires close-to-perfect action. You cannot always operate like this, but you like the results.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • Others continue to look to you for guidance and understanding. You might want to change your M.O. as you discover what a burden you might be carrying.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • Keep reaching out for someone you really care about. Pressure builds and forces your hand. Detach, and don’t react.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • You cannot ignore a loved one’s request. You might not know what to say, but you need to say something, should you be speechless or undecided.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • • Defer to others, especially as they are determined to have their way. Communication flows, so use your ability to help yourself and others process a problem.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • You are tempted to plunge into whatever you do 100 percent. You could be confused by a personal matter.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • • Once more, others are taken with a side of you that does not come out often: your creativity. You are known for your endurance and intellect.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • Stay close to home, and refuse to be intimidated. You might be seeing a constant flow of cash leaving your checking account.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • State your case, ask questions and loosen up about a situation. You can achieve this without standing on ceremony or changing your goals.