HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 24, 2012: This year you are on cruise control until a key person seems to throw a boomerang in your direction. As you become more flexible, you won’t be able to predict when a surprising situation or person could enter your life. If single, do not count on anyone entering your life for the long term in 2012. If attached, your sweetie seems very different this year; he or she might become quite zany. Strap on your seat belt, and try to remain calm – this is just a phase. Libra has a romantic perspective on nearly everything. A baby born today has a sun in Leo and a moon in Libra all day.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • • Defer to others, as they will demand a lot, no matter what you do. Opportunities come through conversations and could be most unexpected.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • You throw yourself into whatever you need to finish. You might be spending a lot and feeling more affluent than in the past.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • • Your sense of humor helps ease you through the day. The unexpected occurs in a meeting or with some friends.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) • • • You might want to stay close to home. You could be confused by a decision that you are choosing not to discuss. Your instincts help you with your finances.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • You might want or need to deal with a money-related matter. A meeting reveals a lot of insight into this situation, which helps you to make a decision.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • Using self-discipline might be easier for you than for others. A partner or associate appears to be unusually reactive. Worry less about this person’s unpredictability.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • • Give 100 percent. Others are inclined to do more for you right now. Friends interact with a smile.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • Listen to your inner voice when dealing with a child or loved one. This person appreciates your attention and caring.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Zero in on what you want. Flex with a cascading change of plans. Many people around you seem full of ideas, and they want to share them.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • Take a stand and move through a problem. Your work ethic demands strict focus, which is a trait others rarely seem to have.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • While others bicker, you wonder when enough is enough. Understanding evolves because of your ability to detach.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • One person absolutely needs and wants your attention. You could be dismayed that you do not have more time.
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