ARIES (March 21-April 19). To feel that everything is a necessity is a warning sign that you may be avoiding an uncomfortable reality. The truth is that your necessities are covered, for the most part. So what is this trumped-up sense of urgency really about?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Eye contact is your most effective accessory. Of course, it's impossible to wear well while using your phone. It's like hiding a Cartier watch in your pants pocket.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). An obsession with the perfect moments of the past can be a lovely distraction, as fanciful as fictional storytelling. Tap into your own artistry. Play around with this. History is more art than science.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). No place is inherently superior. Each place is a better or worse fit for the organism trying to inhabit it. Though there may be no point to building a metaphoric boat to get to the next place, build it anyway. You were meant to sail.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you act intentionally, your action has a purpose. When you act unintentionally, the purpose is lost. Get aware. If you don't know your own motivations, figure them out or make them up.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The scene will change, and you will need to change, too. That which dissolves you allows you to build yourself up anew (and to custom specs, too).

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The story of meeting a person is likely to reflect the story of the entire relationship. No pressure. But it does make you think twice about your social game - and introductions specifically.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have already learned what you need to do. Now the question is whether you are at liberty to do so. This is one of those times when it will be better to seek forgiveness than permission.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your contributions are quality and should be honored as such. Particularly precious is your attention. Loved ones need to value this, or you will not be very inclined to give it so well again.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Lao Tzu said, "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." In the next 24 hours, you'll get the opportunity to benefit from both sidest.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People may behave in pitiful ways, but do not give them your pity. No one knows what to do with pity. You can't eat it or wear it. Give help, support, or something more concrete instead.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You need many more muscles to frown than you do to smile. Both are more interesting than a blank, slack stare, which takes no effort at all. Emotional engagement is your preferred work.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 27). This solar return sees you opening your heart to new people and places, adding excitement and spice to your world. Your commitment will bring multiple rewards in 2018. You already know enough; you'll learn more on the job than you will in school. Bonus bucks come in November. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 45, 38, 31, and 49.