Horoscopes: Monday, July 24, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Much will depend on the fitness of your competition. There's little glory in an easy win. Note that while a touch of competitiveness brings spice to a relationship, too much of it will ruin the balance.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The invitation sounds promising. Say yes. The invitation is intriguing. Say yes. The invitation offers no hope of being repaid. Say yes. You haven't lived until you've given what cannot possibly be repaid.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're drawn to those who have earned their status. You've done this in the past, and you're about to do it again. You've less respect for those who have inherited status, though you might also learn from their point of view.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's something heroic in you. It will show in today's reflexive impulse - a lightning-quick response to others' needs. Even if they take advantage of your kindness, you'll never be sorry you helped.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). To extract meaning and engagement from your activities is to avoid the anxiety and destruction that can sneak through the alleyway of existential boredom.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are no bad or wrong emotions. All of your emotions have a purpose for you. It is only when you dismiss or ignore the message of emotions that they become a problem in your day.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will use your money to talk. You will boycott or buycott according to your beliefs and political views. The story of products will matter to you as much as or more than products themselves.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Life has a way of morphing into the thing you expect it to be. But what if you didn't impose your expectation? Stay curious and open to the possibilities.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The adventure will start with new social contacts. Branch out. Ask friends to introduce you to people you don't know. You'll make fast friends by participating in games and groups.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Today, you'll be a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place - from passersby, from the sky, from the pages of your book, from the places you land on the internet, and more.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There's power in being cool. But the really powerful don't have to be cool to be accepted. Note the difference between status and authority. You'll have the option to align with what's powerful or with what's cool.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Big companies were once small start-ups. Many ventures originated in a parent's garage. You'll be inspired by those who have built their dreams. You have it in you to do this, too.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 24). Your charisma is shining strong this solar return. August features exploration, and four weeks later, you'll benefit from what you discover. New ways to interact with family in 2018 will make daily life more enjoyable. Work projects pay off big in November. An alliance leads to deeper passions and a new venture. Virgo and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 2, 28, 7, and 17.