LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If someone you know seems reticent to invest in any real way, take it as a lack of belief, and look for a partner who is a better fit.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). In order to triumph, you have to stay in the game. Those who drop out or take too many breaks won't be able to keep up with the players who consistently show up.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People like you are made stronger by challenge. Trials make you sharper. Tribulation gives you the chance to be heroic.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're just about finished with a certain role or frame of mind. It is no longer going to work in your life. You embrace this chance to reinvent yourself.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you think about it, all self-improvement is a subtle form of self-rejection. Consider giving it up for the time being so you can focus on discovering and enjoying who you already are.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you have a fire burning, spreading it to new locations is as easy as passing a torch. You have a fire burning in your belly now and will easily ignite one in others.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll feel tranquil now, enjoying all you are doing even though you could be doing more if you were so inclined.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may experience deep desires and a strong drive to succeed. Harness these energies judiciously, or they will consume your dreams. A slow burn is better than fireworks.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 23). You'll have moments of heaven on earth. Why keep them a secret? With all you know, you could inspire and motivate others. Giving back is a major theme for you this year. Next month you'll get the chance to contribute something meaningful to your family. July and August show you building something with friends. Aries and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 17, 30, 22, 39 and 2.
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