HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 18, 2012: Use care this year, as often out-of-the-blue anger erupts. Someone you have counted on could become most unpredictable. You cannot stabilize this person, but you will want to claim your power and maintain an independent profile. If single, who you attract might not be what you want on a deep level. If attached, accept your significant other for better or for worse. You could criticize or ignore this person, but that behavior will get you nowhere. Cancer can be provocative. A baby born today is a new moon baby. The sun and moon are both in Cancer all day long.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • Tension weaves through your plans, domestic life and important interactions. As a result, you might take the most unexpected course of action.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • You will make an effort to get past any negativity that enters your day. The smart Bull will pull back in order not to catch this attitude.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • Be aware of the cost of heading in a certain direction. Resist taking a risk, no matter how sure it might seem.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • You are all smiles, and it makes a big difference in many people’s days. Understand that they might not let you know right away because of the stress they are experiencing.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • Use today’s new moon for some reflection on your long-term desires. An element of difficulty could be coloring this process, but not every day is sunny.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • Zero in on your priorities. You feel a restriction, at least mentally, surrounding your funds. A partner or friend will act the way he or she wants to, no matter what you do.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • Take a stand and listen to feedback. You might want to anchor in and stay calm, despite a certain amount of chaos that enters your plans.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • Keep reaching out for someone at a distance. You might take his or her lack of responsiveness personally. Don’t – at least not until you have the whole story.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Deal with one person at a time. You could be more irritated by a situation involving a friend or loved one than you realize.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • Defer to others, and know your limits. You cannot handle all the responsibilities all the time. Pressure builds surrounding an authority figure, and you respond.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • Remain even, despite a situation that seems to keep building or creating stress. You still could be surprised by an unanticipated development or a change of plans.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • Let your creativity emerge, despite any present tension. A partner seems to close down one more time.