HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 18, 2013: This year, especially early 2014, you will experience life with renewed vigor and happiness. You could be overindulgent, partying and socializing to the max. During this period, you will start a new luck and life cycle. If single, you could meet someone you put on a pedestal. If attached, the two of you might want to fulfill a longtime dream this year. You both will be excited! Sagittarius is a workhorse who pushes you to be the same way. A baby born today has a sun in Cancer and a moon in Scorpio if born before 10:54 a.m. Afterward, the moon will be in Sagittarius.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • You might be delighted at how someone’s change of attitude can brighten your day. Good feelings and a sense of being integrated will help you get what you need done.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • • Work with an associate in order to find out what is best to do. You might be delighted by what emerges when you team up with this person.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • You might want to try a different approach or do something very differently. You communicate in a very effective manner.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • Your sense of direction takes you down a new path. Be willing to handle vagueness and perhaps an overly uptight personality.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • You’ll find that answers come quickly – far more quickly than you originally thought possible.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • Make calls and set up appointments. Keep in mind that having a conversation could eliminate the need for some meetings.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • Be aware of the weight your words carry. You tend to be quite articulate and incisive, but you could put off someone who makes a difference in your life.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • Do not underestimate yourself. Let go of your insecurities, even if you feel misunderstood.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • You might want to understand what someone expects before delivering what you think he or she wants.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • Understand when it is more beneficial to back off, no matter how assertive someone might seem.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • You might want to rethink your stance regarding a friend. You often feel as if there is something about this person that might not be on the up-and-up.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • Assume the lead in carrying out a project. This drive will be more likely if you feel pressured and see the benefit of completing this project.
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