Updated: August 9, 2012 6:17AM
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Sophia Bush, 30; Toby Keith, 51; Kevin Bacon, 54; Anjelica Huston, 61.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Life is a changing playing field. What’s important is staying in the game. The past brings you experience; the present, a chance to do better. Reason and reliability will be key in reaching your goals. 3 stars
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t let people or situations bother you outwardly. Keep a close watch and be prepared to take action, but say little. Someone will try to take advantage of your kindness. 4 stars
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Too much of anything will backfire. Keep your conversations factual. Gossip will get you into trouble, and excessive behavior will cause people to talk about you behind your back. 2 stars
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Open your mind to unusual subjects or different cultures and you will discover a lifestyle that suits you. Don’t make changes because you are angry; make them because they are required for your own peace of mind. 5 stars
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A course, conference or conversation that interests you will help you discover ways to make extra cash. More interaction with organizations and experienced individuals will bring you closer to your goals. 3 stars
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t overdo it, or you will leave the wrong impression. Keep things tight and in perspective. Less will definitely be more if you are trying to get ahead. Show greater adaptability, and you will get what you want in the end. 3 stars
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Position will be vital. Don’t sit around being criticized when you can make a huge difference by getting involved in projects, causes that will benefit you. Do the unexpected. 3 stars
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take a day trip to ease your mind and help you determine what’s needed to move forward personally or professionally. Good fortune is within reach. 5 stars
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick to basics and avoid emotional encounters that can lead to personal problems. Entertaining and offering a fun environment for friends, family or your lover can deter any uncertainty others might have regarding your motives. 2 stars
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t rely on others, or you will be disappointed. Impulse and anger must be stifled if you want to finish what you start. Opt for more exuberant activities that will keep your mind occupied. 4 stars
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Invest in you and your abilities. Do what it takes to stabilize your financial situation and use what you have. Update your surroundings to suit your current lifestyle and needs. Don’t wait for others to do the work for you. Love is highlighted. 3 stars
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Problems while traveling or dealing with friends or relatives are likely. Don’t let emotional matters lead to deception. Be straightforward about what you need and want. Wasting time will be the culprit that holds you back. 3 stars
IF JULY 8 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Let intuition and sensitivity help you decipher who is working with you and who is not. You will face obstacles if you are too forgiving or gullible when dealing with people who want something for nothing. Take care of your own before you volunteer to help others. Aggressive action will bring about unwanted changes. Your numbers are 2, 16, 20, 22, 34, 38, 49.