Updated: July 20, 2013 11:20PM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: Until 12:15 p.m., we have the all clear to do business and make important decisions. The Moon is in Libra.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Let us not forget that Mercury is retrograde, which is why relatives from the past and old family issues are back on your plate. Family reunions and cousins camped on your couch are par for the course. Good time for house repairs that are getting dusty.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Retrograde Mercury continues to play havoc with your efficiency on a day-to-day basis, causing transportation delays, automobile breakdowns, lost paperwork and confused communications. Nevertheless, contact with old friends might yield fascinating gossip.
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Checks in the mail are late or your salary is on hold. (Grrr.) Financial delays can be frustrating. However, this is a good time to finish up old work and, if you are looking for work, by all means apply to places where you worked or applied before.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Mercury is still retrograde in your sign — dontcha love it? This is why ex-partners and old friends are back in your life again. This could be pleasant — or not. It’s an opportunity for closure and wrapping up loose ends.
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): For most, Mercury retrograde is an annoyance and a hassle. It’s not major stuff, it’s silly little mistakes! However, your sign can make excellent headway now in any kind of research or going back to seek answers and find solutions to old problems.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It might be interesting running into old friends and acquaintances (or horrific). It all depends on what went down. Contact with old acquaintances could lead to work and interaction with groups. You might have a chance to set something straight with a group from your past.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Parents, bosses, teachers and VIPs from the past might cross your path again. That’s because Mercury retrograde is creating deja vu moments with authority figures for you. This could be a good break or an opportunity to re-establish the reputation you would like to have.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Confused schedules with school, publishing and the media plus canceled or delayed trips have been frustrating. However, this same astrological influence can put you in touch with people once again who can help you.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Mercury retrograde can help you clean up old business with inheritances, taxes, debt, insurance matters and shared property. Just do it. Your efforts might be plagued with a few minor errors and miscommunications — but you will get it done.
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Ex-partners are back in your life. This might or might not be a welcome thing. Nevertheless, it might be an opportunity to clarify old issues with friends and important past relationships. You might learn something valuable. Or get money.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your efficiency at work is down because of canceled appointments, staff shortages, mixed-up communications, lost paperwork, delayed packages and transportation breakdowns. Even broken equipment. “Stick a fork in me Lord, I’m done.”
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Sometimes it’s exciting running into old flames, although generally it isn’t. I hate that part. Nevertheless, Mercury retrograde also gives you an opportunity to wrap up loose details about kids, vacations and creative projects.
If JULY 15 is Your Birthday: Actor Forest Whitaker (1961) shares your birthday. You have strong self-discipline, which you demonstrate by controlling your activities and even your environment. At times, you can control other people. You have high ideals and are willing to act on them. You feel responsible to others and are generous about sharing what you have. You want to do the right thing. Your year ahead is the beginning of an exciting new cycle. Open any door!