Horoscopes: Monday, July 31, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Moods are like weather. They are not contained inside our body; rather, they

radiate out and affect everyone. The angry find irritation in every object. The amorous find love in every eye.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Though there are instances when a little competition makes things interesting, in your current cosmic position it is not advised. In fact, competition may be the killer of romance and friendship.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What you feel with your heart and soul may be impractical, illogical and whimsical beyond your comfort level. Regardless, your heart and soul have the wheel.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have a strong point of view but will not be inclined to argue it. After all, it's not that important to you that others think you're right or do it your way.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Embrace the entirety of who you are - your strengths and vulnerabilities. There

is an awesome power in deep

self-acceptance.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Mastery tempered with humility - this is the balance to strike. When you are knowledgeable and skilled yet wisely humble, you'll be able to rein in, harness and direct the power within you toward a challenging aim.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Every dalliance demands a tribute. The costs are usually not upfront and clearly marked on the menu. You learn them by weighing carefully each interaction. Let one question guide you: What's in it for them?

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A sincere desire to learn - this is all that the teacher will ask of you. So don't worry about whether you are prepared or have the prerequisites to absorb the lesson. For the willing student, education is inevitable.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll be the first to suggest a smart, loving compromise to the problem that plagues your relationship. But it doesn't end there. This is just the start of the conversation. This is something you can handle together.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's a principle of advertisement: More exposure equals more response. The best ad in the world won't work if no one sees it. Get your message out there to as many people as possible.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll be the winner. That doesn't necessarily mean you'll take home the top prize. The real winner is the one who extracts the most value from experience.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Special things are only truly special if they happen very infrequently. Be choosy about when and to whom you offer the special thing you give, or it will become ordinary and expected.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 31). Romance will be the star pursuit at the top of this solar return. Also (perhaps inspired by love), you'll succeed in creating new habits and lifestyle transformations over the next three months. Early 2018 presents fresh financial options. You won't be sorry if you choose the stable, steady climb instead of the flashy, trendy path. Pisces and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 14, 28 and 13.