Horoscopes: Monday, July 17, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). People feel comfortable with you. Maybe it's the way you kindly accept all the quirks. Your presence is easy. Your love is generous. Your moments will be full and vibrantly lived.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Remember when you didn't go because you thought it would take too long to get there? This time, go. The time will pass whether you go or not.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you're on the same team, you need to be on the same side, too. Don't let the spirit of competition get out of hand. Infighting will lead to the group's demise.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). To do what is best for you is to do what is best for those around you. Ignore your own needs and it will catch up to the whole group. That said, there's a difference between good self-care and the indulgence of weakness.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You could, alone in a room armed with determined focus, plan out your life down to the minute details. What's going to work better, though, is to get in motion and start making some mistakes.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Usually when something is changing you, you feel it - and it's not usually a pleasant feeling, either. They call it "growing pains," not "growing pleasures."

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Happy people bop along to the music, whereas sad people delve into the meaning of the lyrics. To be fully appreciated, the art (and life itself!) needs to be looked at from different lights and moods.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The best group will be a diverse group. It may take longer to work out the different roles and the balance of personalities, but once you do, the unit will be unstoppable.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Many ideas will be bandied about. If you come to an impasse, take a break and then come back to it. There's more in the well. Don't stop until you find a mutually beneficial solution. It's the only kind that will endure.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Beauty captivates your attention and leads it toward hope and light. You don't have to be looking for beauty to find it, but you do have to know it when you see it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Excellence is a mansion atop a long, sweaty hill. Getting to it takes great effort, but it's a lot easier because you can see the proud result as you step ever nearer to it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's a very pleasurable thing to imagine an adventure and quite a different thing entirely to embark on one. Your spirit of exploration will be awakened and encouraged by fire sign influences (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius).

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 17). There's a fire burning in you, in the form of a quest. This isn't so much about a project; it's more like a mission of emotion. You want to feel and experience deeper love, more engagement, greater excitement, and this will happen for you as you take risks with your social life this year. You'll be a different person this time next year. Pisces and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers: 9, 20, 22, 28 and 11.