Horoscope: August 2

Aries (March 21-April 19): There’s a challenging project at hand. You’re going to have improvise, be shrewd and make things happen quickly.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): You love excitement. You will not, however, be in a mood to create drama in your own life — who needs it?

Gemini (May 21-June 21): If you are getting more than your fair share of emotional knocks, consider this an initiation process.

Cancer (June 22-July 22): It’s not what happens but what it represents to you that matters. Material concerns will be less important.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Vigorous exercise will do you well. You are stronger and will benefit from pushing to the limits of your ability.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What you need to do is not difficult. Making it a priority and actually doing it every day is the hardest part.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You are usually the first to create a compromise and negotiate a plan that everyone is more or less happy with. But not right now.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Don’t allow yourself to go off on tangents. Those flights of fancy that usually add whimsy to your world will now just waste your time.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Someone wants to know you but doesn’t have the guts to reach out. Be kind to all you come into contact with.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You stay in control until the work is over. Then you will feel like relaxing. Free-spirited people bring out your wilder side.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will have a more intense attitude about love. You will want to know that those who are on your team are 100 percent devoted to you.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Because you are aware of the concerns and thoughts of others, operating in a group is hard work. You need alone time too.

Today’s birthday (Aug. 2): You’ll use your talents to earn impressive money this month. Family heeds your leadership in September. Love bonds are cemented in November. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 25, 44, 3 and 17.

Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment.