Updated: July 20, 2013 11:21PM
ALL SIGNS MOON ALERT: After 9:30 a.m., we have the all clear to do business and make important decisions. The Moon is in Scorpio.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): This is a good day to make decisions about shared property, inheritances or anything you own jointly with others. It’s also a good day to make final decisions about credit, debt, taxes and insurance matters. Essentially, you are optimistic, yet realistic.
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Conversations will be a seesaw. In one way, each of you will encourage the other and, in the next moment, one will find reasons to delay or be cautious. This could create a good balance that results in something grounded. (One can only hope.)
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Work hard at whatever task you do because even though you might feel you’re slogging away, whatever you do will create profits and increased earnings. Your efforts will not go unrewarded. Someone older might be critical or a bit of a drag. Oh well.
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Romance with someone older or richer might begin. Some will feel increased responsibilities with children. You might also be concerned about the financial burdens of a vacation or a social occasion. But despite all this, you feel optimistic and happy!
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Discussions with family members will be sensible, practical and yet they will encompass big ideas and ambitious plans. You might want to entertain at home, despite the objections of someone older. In the end, everything will turn out fine.
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’re vacillating between reckless optimism and dour realism. As the pendulum swings back and forth, surely it will settle in the middle, no? This mental stimulation makes this a great day for writing, selling, acting, teaching and promoting anything. Enjoy short trips.
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is a solid day for business and commerce. It’s also an equally solid day to shop if such is the case. (See Moon Alert above.) You’re confident about whatever you’re doing; however, it’s not a false confidence. You have a realistic view of things.
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You have some extra good luck, so why not use it? Play the long shot. You won’t be foolish because you see the ramifications of what you want to do. If someone encourages you to make a leap or take a trip or explore something very different — do it.
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you need to ask people for information or dig for it, you’ll be successful. You have the patience to do what you want but more than that, you are personally encouraged. Confidence is everything. (Once the four-minute mile was broken, others started doing it because they knew it was doable.)
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Talk to people who are older, richer or more experienced to get their feedback about things. Get advice and their opinion. All group situations will probably benefit you. In fact, their input might cause you to change your goals.
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): People in authority will notice you. Speak up about your ideas because you will impress them. You sound sensible, reliable and yet, at the same time, you have projections about big possibilities. You sound like someone the world should listen to. (You got me fooled.)
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): This is a lovely day to make travel plans and dream about future vacations. Discussions about publishing, the media, medicine and the law will also go well. You’re in a serious, steadfast frame of mind, and yet you’re optimistic and have hope for your future.
If JULY 16 is Your Birthday: Explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) shares your birthday. You are a passionate, romantic idealist. You constantly seek adventure to make your life stimulating and exciting. (This is why you are such a bold adventurer.) You are true to your goals and desires because your faith is strong. You are also nurturing to loved ones. This year your most important focus is on partnerships and close friendships.