For Tuesday, July 4
Those with birthdays today: Celebration becomes a way of life. You love and value the good times. A partner or associate frequently tosses upheaval into your life. Clearly, you cannot count on this person. It is important to remain independent and strong. You have many expectations of how things should be, but if you give up these expectations you will be a lot happier. Emphasize your emotional and intellectual assets. If you are single, an intense romance sweeps you off your feet around your birthday in 2001. If you are attached, plan something very special for the two of you in 2001. You will bond even more in the process. LEO sometimes costs you a lot.
The Stars Show the Kind of Day You'll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
- *** Others deliver lightning bolts, so don't expect the traditional Fourth of July. Events force you to rush in and pull plans together. Finances become a concern. Keep costs down, but help others have fun. Tonight: Play the night away.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
- * Deal with uproar by cocooning. Keep your well-being in mind. You can only get a certain amount done, and you are wearing yourself down. Invite a few friends over, or just limit the celebrations to family. You are out of sorts, so take a nap. . Tonight: Early to bed.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
- *** You mean what you say, but others act unpredictably. Know that you can only control yourself. Work with surprises: A friend appears from out of the blue. Ask for clarification of a misunderstanding. Tonight: Watch the fireworks.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
- ** Another's request shakes you up. You try to please others, but sometimes it is impossible without compromising yourself. Establish financial boundaries. You value traditions, but don't try to hold on when others want to do something different. Tonight: Treat yourself well.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
- *** Others test your mettle. A friend does the unexpected one more time. Learn to be independent of this person. Allow your sense of humor to ease tension. Someone to whom you give a lot of power could be cranky. Tonight: Beam in whatever you want.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
- * Kick back and think. Another might jolt your plans, and you could choose to take this behavior personally. Distance yourself from problems and do your own thing. Variety marks your mood. Be spontaneous. Tonight: Play it easy.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
- *** Though a partner has a "grump" attack, you enjoy the playfulness of the moment. A child or new friend proves to be high-voltage. Recognize your love of excitement. Gather with friends and celebrate. You have a good time wherever your pals are. Tonight: Let the party go on.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
- ** Another puts down your attitudes. Loosen up and worry less about what is happening with a partner. An older relative acts in a most unexpected manner. Stay close to home for celebrations. You will be happier. Tonight: Let it all hang out.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
- *** Work with others and don't buck the trends. Your ability to adapt separates you from others. Don't demand so much from yourself. You're allowed to get tired. Lounge around the pool or take a nap under a tree. Tonight: Opt for the unusual celebration .
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
- *** Indulge another. Your swift action prevents a financial problem. Understand another's limits. If he pushes too hard or gets insecure, you'll see a case of the grumbles. Spend quality time with a special loved one. Tonight: Be a duo.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
- *** You might not always understand what is happening with others. Hold up the mirror to see what is at the root of this behavior. Join friends and get into the parties. You meet someone most unexpectedly. Tonight: You are the fireworks.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
- ** Make an effort to relax. You might have pushed yourself way too hard. Listen to feedback and understand that you could be overreacting. A midday nap recharges you. Listen to a loved one. Look at the message behind the words. Tonight: Don't feel as if you have to do anything!