Horoscopes: Sunday, July 2, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You've worked too hard to get where you are to let your skills slide now. Practice. This impressive collection of tricks you've amassed will come in handy in the near future.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Many people think it's important to be right, but they're wrong about that. Those who give up the need to be right have more peaceful and intellectually rich lives. Open minds are fresher and more fun to be around.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Truth is a flame: It purifies and transforms in an energetic release. Practice fire safety. Most situations don't need as much truth as you could bring to them.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The treasure inside you is as attractive as glowing gemstones. Among your considerable assets are modesty, compassion and an honest and unselfish desire for the good of the whole.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The psychology of the situation will override much else about it, so don't worry if it seems, at this point, physically, financially or materially improbable. The mind will prevail.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Who tends to you when you're feeling fragile? It's that person you want to reach out to you today, because it very well may be that the two of you are on a teeter-totter. When one needs help, the other is strong.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). While some say the world is run on nepotism, others claim that familiarity breeds contempt. By the day's end, both hypotheses will be proven true. Family is complicated!

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The challenge of the day will appear daunting, like it's going to be a close fight. Don't let this spook you. Go forward. In reality you are much bigger, smarter and stronger than this situation.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll work on yourself - specifically your attitude and your image. This will help you gain the confident edge that will make others take notice and give you the right kind of attention.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A person who is trying hard to live up to your expectations needs your help. The best way you can help is to lift the controls, forget the rules and replace the limits and consequences with unconditional love and acceptance.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have compassion. You empathize with other people's pain even though you were not the cause of it. Your loved ones need you because your support is more healing than chicken soup.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A cluttered environment robs you of energy, and it doesn't even matter if the stuff is yours or not. The good news is that you'll have the chance to avoid or clean up a mess before it registers in your psyche.