Aries (March 21-April 19): Your choices will not be understood by some around you. That doesn't make you wrong, but it benefits you to try to see what they see.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): An air sign will breeze in before the week is through. The presence is soft, warm, enveloping. Put up your sail.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): You have a vague idea and a loose plan. It's time to tighten the machine.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): You will be in the company of powerful, serious-minded folks who will help you, if impressed by your knowledge and attitude. Study.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Just when you think you understand how to run your life, a sibling, friend or colleague will present a wildly different option.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Until you understand what is great about your work, it will be unfulfilling at best.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): It may be impossible to silence the vicious commentary in your mind. Put it in a good mood by doing something nice for yourself.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Children internalize everything. If there is negativity around, they will assume it's about them. Be careful.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Reward yourself. It will be easier for you to hang out with others. You won't be overly concerned with pleasing them, and this will reduce your stress.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You'll be the victor. You didn't even realize you were in a competition. Your graciousness will pacify the other somewhat disappointed players.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): People going through the same thing you are will be too biased to offer useful advice. Seek objective insight.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Be patient. Sit and observe until you have a gut feeling about what to do.
Today's birthday (Aug. 11): Your wishes are more practical than you imagine. Over the next three months, you navigate responsibilities well. When you make yourself happy, your relationships blossom. A healthy routine will carry you into the new year. Cancer and Capricorn adore you. Lucky numbers: 19, 20, 43, 14 and 26.
Holiday Mathis writes for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. latimes.com/horoscope