Horoscopes: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Be patient enough to do what it takes to solve a problem once and for all. The first answer you come up with may not be the best. Go deeper.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People want to share with you. Show-and-tell will start out interesting. Brevity is key. Ward against oversharing, and stick to the safe topics.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Life won't give you incentives, but you're so creative that you can come up with some awesome ones. Keep the momentum up today: Know what you're looking forward to and envision the prize.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Most children don't think so, but life really is better with fewer sweets, less screen time, and more fresh air. You'll tap into your grown-up instincts and feel wonderful for the effort.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Long-term thinking isn't always fun, and thinking only of the moment is foolish. There's a sweet spot of short- and long-term thinking that will be wonderfully accommodating to your plans.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your incredible gift of adaptability will kick in today. You'll stretch, flex, and grow to meet the new situation. Your lack of ego is what makes this possible.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Gather information. Get clarity on all communication. You are intuitive now, but you'll learn more by asking than by assuming you already have the answers.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you're often standing up for yourself around a certain person, it's a red flag. Don't ignore the signal that a person doesn't accept and support you as you are.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Start making plans for the coming event. It's a lucky time to free-associate about how you want this to go. Gather inspiration and ideas. Talk to the ones who have done it before.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll listen to different philosophies, some of which will be easier to relate to than others. You will hold some of this information for later when it better applies.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your active mind may become restless tonight. Remember: Sleep is an important part of any mammal's life. Instead of lying awake with worry, outline a plan.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Getting back to basics is a personal process, since what is "basic" to you is not for someone else. Honor your own essentials regardless of whether the others understand what you need.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 12). You have healed yourself and will now assist others in feeling better and functioning at a higher level. You'll spend work hours wisely and be paid well for your efficiency. The financial trend will help you to become more comfortable. Improved communication makes new relationships possible. Capricorn and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 14, 30, 9, 28, and 25.