HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 12, 2018:

This year you break precedence; you might opt for a change in the status quo in some area of your life. If you are unsure about whether to jump to the next phase in your life, know that the decision probably will be made for you. Try to avoid power plays or control games. If you are single, you are likely to meet someone who could have a major effect on your life. Just flow with the situation. If you are attached, the two of you might make a major lifestyle change. A fellow CANCER is going through a similar change to what you're experiencing.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Pressure pulls you in the opposite direction of where you are headed. You might feel lost as a result. A partner tries to point you toward what he or she feels is the right path. Your feelings could be soaring out of control. Be careful about what you say or do. Tonight: Stay centered.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)


Do not allow another person to push you beyond your limits. Anything involving communication might prove to be a hassle. You'll want to avoid making purchases today. You could opt to head in a new direction once you hear some news. Tonight: Happiest at home.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

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Your more possessive side could emerge with a power play. Someone wants more control over your finances than you care to give. How this control game plays out could be more significant than you realize. Ask yourself what is important to you here. Tonight: Say "yes."

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

You are a sign that is ruled by the Moon, and today's solar eclipse could hit you hard. You might need to wait at least six months to understand the meaning of this event. You will have a clue one week and one month from today. Tonight: Do whatever suits you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You might not understand your need to pull back. Today's solar eclipse could be emotionally and/or physically draining. Do not push past your limits at the moment. You could be accident-prone, or you might make a financial error. Tonight: Continue kicking back.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You might want to take some time to reflect on everything that has happened. You might be heading toward a collision with a friend. Be careful not to lose sight of your priorities. A situation might develop that could change your status. Tonight: Hang out with your friends.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)


Tension seems to be building. You sense the push and pull of a situation, and might feel the need to change what is occurring. Try not to respond to a friend's controlling ways. The less said now, the better. Remain focused on your priorities. Tonight: Out till the wee hours.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You feel the energy of the solar eclipse. Your mind yearns to explore a new area or do some traveling, even if it is just being an armchair traveler. In the next week or month, you could meet a foreigner who opens doors for you. Tonight: Head to a concert.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You might have a lot going on with you involving a partnership, a financial matter and/or a promotion. Though you could be highly emotional about the issue, you probably won't understand it for several months. Expect changes to happen. Tonight: With a favorite person.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Emotions run high, especially when dealing with a loved one. You might not be sure of what you want. Understand that you and this person might be somewhat out of sync. Listen to each other more carefully. Tonight: What you feel could be amplified by a situation at work.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

With all the twists and turns of the day, you could become cranky, tired and a bit sarcastic. Understand that others around you might be off as well. Try to do your work and keep to yourself for now. Relationships could be volatile. Tonight: How about an early bedtime?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)


You might have difficulty controlling your thoughts. Your mind wanders from a friendship to a budding romance. You seem to be able to deal with today's eclipse by allowing humor to take over. Others could use some of your lightness. Tonight: Embrace the moment.

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