ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your most useful tool of the day will be an easy social demeanor and a genuine desire to help people. It bears mentioning that helping can be tricky. Sometimes you help best by not helping.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Logic dictates that the best choice is an educated one made after careful examination of the options. Life will prove to you otherwise. Dumb luck can prove brilliant. A whim or inkling can lead you somewhere astounding.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You know what it's like to land right in the sweet, gooey center of your joy. You also know what it's like to drift out from that, which isn't all bad. There's clarity in the drift. Appreciate all sides of it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You were not meant for a zombie mindset - you're too alive for that. It's better to do nothing than to fill your hours with hollow distraction. Meaningless things cause you to forget who you are.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Infatuation is an exhilarating, addicting drug that produces an often lovely and very temporary false reality. To minimize the side effects, depend on a grounded and unaffected friend as a guide.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Genuine compliments will have you buzzing with the delicious charge that often accompanies social acceptance. Phony compliments will do the same.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Trying to do too much today will lead to stressful feelings of inadequacy. Cut your list in half. You'll get the same amount accomplished but you'll feel terrific about it instead.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). An ambitious mood can be the enemy of realistic goals, but go with how you're feeling anyway. You're mature enough to the find equilibrium between big dreams and real life.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). One way to maximize your contacts is to serve them as well as you can and use them only to the extent that you can very easily repay. People who lean too hard on their network may find it is not as robust as they thought.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It is your quest to constantly grow and improve. But growing things do not always appear to be getting taller or larger. Rest and recovery is an essential part of the growth process and not to be skipped.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Good information will lead you to make arrangements that benefit all. The best tips will initially seem frivolous or even useless. That's your genius. You think playfully.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are modest and accommodating, but it won't fool the wise. Smart people sense your gravitas and think of you as an equal partner with a like mind.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 26). You'll cultivate beautiful surroundings, starting with the people you hang out with. You'll grow your internal resources through education and personal development and your external resources multiply, too. August brings exciting possibilities to your love life. Increased comfort and security will be the hallmarks of 2018. Scorpio and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 11, 19, 40 and 30