Horoscopes: Thursday, July 13, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your winning edge is that you're quite the opposite of edgy. Kindness is the best way to get the doors of opportunity swinging open. It's easy when you think of each person you meet as though he or she were your dearest one.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don't let your attentive vigilance lead you to early burnout. Not everything requires such a high level of attention. Go easy and slow, extracting as much joy out of it as you can along the way.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Have faith, but leave room for other beliefs, too. If you cling too firmly, you'll miss something crucial that comes with doubt. "Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power." - Eric Hoffer

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You feel indebted to someone, but are you really? Don't discount what you bring to the situation. In general, you're usually better off when you don't worry too much about measuring the score.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There is no better way now for attracting what you really do need and want than ridding your life of what you don't. Clean and clear. Be ruthless. Let go.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Today you'll be as brilliant as you are brief. You'll be selling something - an idea, a product, yourself. Use few words for your pitch, and choose them well.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're too busy looking for a way to make your plans come to life to find excuses for why they didn't. The ability to make things happen needs to be exercised in big and small ways. It's like a muscle to be exercised. Keep it strong.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Just as a charming child who doesn't get his way can turn quickly into a pest, when your requests fall on deaf ears, your attitude may take a swift turn south. Luck will favor the slow to anger. Be strategic and controlled.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you find yourself complaining, redirect your attention to something you're grateful for. You'll move from frustration to action, sorrow to hope.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Complications are inherent in your regular daily activities, but you're getting better and better at this. To make things look simple and graceful often takes years of experience and practice.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The body has powers beyond what you can do by thinking your way through it. The best way to learn is to do it. The mental will be led by the physical.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). To be passionately curious is a talent. Curiosity will do the job of courage today: It will be so strong that it overrides fear. You will follow your interests to places of delight, love, and felicity.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 13). You're razor sharp and only get sharper this year, as you home in on the areas of study you most enjoy. You'll meet exactly the right people to launch a project in August. November brings the melding of two groups for the benefit of all. You'll excel in the early 2018 competition. All good luck will spring from excellent self-care. Leo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 25, 4, and 14.