Horoscope: August 1

Aries (March 21-April 19): You have the inclination to joke around. As long as you are aware that others are more sensitive and may not share your ideas about what is funny, you’ll be fine.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Your positive outlook is attractive. You find more friends when you steer clear of those inclined to dwell on the negative.

Gemini (May 21-June 21): Share your ideas. They may be silly, or they may be interesting, but they will open up the conversation.

Cancer (June 22-July 22): People want to be your friend because they trust you. They know you will do what you say you will do. It speaks well of you that you have known certain friends for most of your life.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You’ll respect people whose opinions make no sense whatsoever to you. In your book of rules, people are allowed to think thoughts that don’t coincide with your sense of reason.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stodgy attitudes require a shake-up, and you’re just the one to do it. Loosen up your body language. That might be enough to change the mood. If not, start dancing.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You are sincerely complimentary. You notice things and want to express what you see. Do this with a light touch.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Your warmth and intelligence will endear you to new people and secure your place in the hearts of those who already know you.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may see someone behaving in a less than congenial manner. But that doesn’t mean that the people involved are all bad.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Unconditional love is the deepest kind. Offer this powerful energy to yourself. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be playing it cool today. You’re through with trying to fit in. You will place yourself on an even keel with everyone else and be accepted without question.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll be doing what you do best, and your actions will radiate style. You’re a class act.

Today’s birthday (Aug. 1): Your horizons expand with the valuable connections you make this month. Do take care of your existing relationships, too — you’ll raise your social status as you become a consummate practitioner of good etiquette and excellent manners. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 19, 4, 22 and 15.

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