Aries (March 21-April 19): You'll be the first to reach out to people standing in line with you or waiting around for the action to begin. You know that the fastest way to improve your mood is to connect with another person.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Prove that you have faith in your vision by taking a step toward it. Today's step will take time, energy and money — but without risk, there is no reward.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): Avoid wasting time trying to use an unfamiliar tool — perhaps software or mechanical gear. Instead, learn how to this correctly.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): You get more excited about an idea than anyone else. Is that a fault or a gift? Today's events will suggest it's a little of both, but you can always spin things in a positive direction.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You won't be so quick to assume another person's behavior has something to do with you. Mostly, he is too wrapped up in his own head to strongly consider you.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You don't have to be good at everything. That's one terrific aspect of having so many friends — there are many resources just a phone call away.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): It is painful to tackle work that's generally too difficult for your ability. And yet you'll do this anyway, because you recognize it as "character building."
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Ask yourself if you're helping out because you want approval or because it's something you really want to do. Either way, you'll learn what to volunteer for.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Escape to a problem-free zone. Distance puts it all into a more manageable perspective.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You'll go where no one knows your name and feel completely welcome. Your smile is irresistible.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your faith in humankind starts with your faith in those closest to you. Loved ones will be supportive and will go out of their way to help you.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): You feel the beat, and so does everyone else with ears. And you are unself-conscious enough to dance to it.
Today's birthday (June 27): Your outlook is bright, and you communicate well — people enjoy being around you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 2, 5, 15 and 9.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at latimes.com/mathis