Horoscopes: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Sometimes, you're a cog in the wheel, and other times, you're to hold the handlebars, steer, and balance. Both jobs can have advantages and disadvantages, so whichever it is, embrace it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Our minds are so subjective that the idea of reality can be a squirrelly one. If you ignore it and it doesn't go away, it's likely reality. That's good news. Reality is easier to deal with than nonreality.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Just as the Greek hero Odysseus found a way to resist the song of the sirens, you will find a way to resist the temptations. Odysseus had help from his crew, and so will you if you call on yours.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Anyone can connect all of the wrong things and come to some pretty dismal conclusions. You'll connect the shining dots of rightness, and the conclusion will be bright and welcoming.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). To be selfless and remain calm is the aim of many people everywhere (especially women). And then one day (today), you're simply not in the mood. Rage on.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Part of you will engage, part will watch. Which is real? You're the sky, not the weather. The clouds may decorate or menace, but don't be bothered. Clouds pass. You're the constant.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Any path you commit to will suffice. So the better question isn't, "Which one will get me there?" but "Which path might I commit to with pleasure?"

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Solitude has a transcendent power, and so does unity. Too much of either state is diminishing. Your balance of social and alone time may need tweaking.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can't think your way to peace because thinking doesn't bring peace. Peace exists between thoughts, or around them. Music is an easy, interesting way to organize mental clutter.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you feel you have to inflate your confidence or brag or otherwise stuff your "resume," the situation is doomed. Go where the love is. Who you are isn't what you have, own, or do.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People will say that "something has to be done," but does it? If nothing were done, what then? If you put it to the test and "something" still "has to be done," then you're the one to do it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There's the unknowable, and then there's the not-worth-knowing, and both may seem to be unworthy of the chase. However, pursuing the first category will bring many revelations.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 5). Your loved ones come to know more of you, and indeed, you grow in new ways, so there is more to know. To be understood and celebrated for your uniqueness is a comfort and thrill. September and February are your luckiest financial months. New relationships will be established in October. Libra and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 27, 43, 9, 22, and 15.