ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don't necessarily want to be the leader. You don't desire more power and influence than you already have. Yet, you still model the attitudes and behaviors you want to see in others. This is the heart of leadership.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Agree to deal with people as they are. More important, deal with yourself as you are. Personality traits are easier to shape or highlight than they are to shed.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Greed is boring. Those who are interested only in the sale miss the fun of the game. So while a driven person is more attractive to you than an idle one, a person who is only driven by his own self-interest is the least attractive of all.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Making a good impression and helping others feel good about themselves (and you) is serious business. There is nothing casual, hasty, or accidental in your approach to this today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you like something, you immerse yourself in it. Because you take on your subjects of interest with gusto, you'll be able to present a case for them that's lively, challenging, and convincing.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Among positive things about social media is that it nudges us to honor daily life. The voice inside that asks, "Is this worth sharing?" makes us aware of the merits in a coffee cup or a sandwich.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Opportunities are gifts. To seize the opportunity and run with it is a living, breathing thank-you note. Such interplay will unfold beautifully today, and you'll show impressive grace in the exchange.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Of course, you prefer pleasant emotions. But you have the courage and patience to accept other feelings. Laughter and joy are as essential to being human as are frustration and tears.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Grand gestures are punctuation marks in the sentence of a love story. They are not the story itself. The small, specific gestures that only the two of you understand bring greater proof of love than the big events.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It is difficult to track your progress when your pursuits are varied and many. Focus on one goal. What is the metric to prove you've made it? Keeping track of this will help you stick to the plan.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can't help but be influenced by the people you spend the most time with. You're either already like them or will become like them. Even a slight change will make a big difference.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Life is a balance. Part of that balance is being unbalanced from time to time. Today you'll see quick progress because you focus all f your energy in one direction.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 2). This solar return you will create special experiences for people. The next 10 weeks show you getting healthier. September's hard work will have delayed but ample pay. In 2018, you'll hit it off with new friends, softly, warmly illuminating each other's lives. Capricorn and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 12, 18, 33, 31, and 27.