Aries (March 21-April 19): Advice of advertising guru and motivational author Paul Arden (your sign mate) applies today: "If you get stuck, draw with a different pen. Change your tools, it may free your thinking."
Taurus (April 20-May 20): You need a starting point. Anything will do. Take someone else's idea and respond to it.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): You see the system and figure out quickly how to make it run in your favor. Should you help others as you go or come back to assist later?
Cancer (June 22-July 22): You can make your group great. Don't look around to see who can do better.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Making a transition from public to private life is easy for you. You feel as though you are "on" all the time.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You know that your worst enemy is in your own head. And yet, battling the outer forces will help you.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Not one to complain, you may be accepting much less than is actually acceptable. You don't have to settle.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Physical tests are encouraged. Get out and see what you can do. New activities are fun to explore.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your health and your personal life are aligned. Feeling good is a product of harmony at home.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Things unfold in an interesting fashion. It's not what you expected, but you're better equipped than you think.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Others don't really want materialistic things from you. They want your attention. Remain kind, loving.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): The banquet of life is laid out before you. But you don't have an assigned seat. Grab a chair from somewhere else and pull it over.
Today's birthday (Aug. 4): You have given love to the loveless and befriended the friendless — fantastic karma comes back to you this year. Hard work this month leads to a perfect job offer by the end of September. Family additions come in July. Cancer and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 42, 9, 36 and 47.
Holiday Mathis writes for Creators Syndicate Inc.
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