Horoscope: Aug. 1, 2014
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Whatever you focus on, don't do so too intently. By emphasizing one part of your life too much, you deny the other parts. The day calls for gentleness, reason and moderation.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The power of your work will be enormous - believe it. Once you believe and commit to that idea, it will be easier for you to follow through. The heavy work will seem light.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some clouds come as fog, adding mystery and strangeness to your experience. Some come as storms and others as light rain. Today's "clouds" are puffy shape-shifters that seem to form exclusively for your entertainment.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are people who come alive when they are the center of attention and then go mentally slack when they are not. Steer clear of them today because you need someone alert to bounce your ideas off of.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Maybe you're an extrovert, but solitude is still a golden state. When you're alone, you can think about the things you might have missed with others around. Much will come to mind.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Too much loud will wear you out; whereas, too much soft provokes anger. What are they saying? Whispers are inherently violent to those not on the giving or receiving end.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have many interests, but life keeps getting in the way of pursuing them. Don't let life bully you! There is time to do what you want to do.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are many methods for getting yourself to walk the straight and narrow path, but fear of what happens to those who stray may be the best protection from temptation around.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You know better than to act like you need the money. If they think you need it, they'll order you around willy-nilly. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Consider that the work you do today may well be a work of art. Regardless of how many others are in a similar position doing the job, you're doing it better.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Is life supposed to be so serious? The debate is out, and you'll make an impressive case for the answer "no." Making people laugh is one of your top joys, and you'll do it so well.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Waking up early in the day is the mark of successful people, and there are those who pride themselves on waking up earlier than everyone else. The early lifestyle requires planning, and tonight you'll make the plan.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 1). You'll stick to your principles - that is, after you've examined them, jettisoned the ones that no longer seem right and adopted a few new ones, too. Yes, this is a year of change at fundamental levels. Education over the next three months will prove invaluable, though it will lead to a substantial income increase. Cancer and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 4, 33, 28 and 16.