Aries (March 21-April 19): You value openness and friendliness, and yet, it wouldn’t hurt to be slightly more on guard today.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): You are passionate about topics that also happen to interest your closest friends. It’s nice to have something to connect you.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): You’ll add much-needed character and color to your surroundings. The others will be grateful for your contribution.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): It will bring you pleasure to surprise those who know you well. It will be a living reminder to them that they will never be able to sum you up.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): In time, you will achieve your objective. You know this, and so you don’t bother to stress unnecessarily.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll try to cheer up someone else and will wind up cheering up three other people.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Create back up systems for yourself. It’s not because you will need them, but because you realize how much you’ve accomplished.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Consider the Scandinavian proverb: Go often to the house of thy friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The ones who have no idea how to help you will be, nonetheless, full of advice. Find out who the real experts are.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You respect law and order, though you also see how power can corrupt people. So you won’t follow orders until you’ve considered the source.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A problem that gets everyone to unify efforts and work together for a solution is a good problem to have.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll cultivate a deeper knowledge of your reality and work on many levels of consciousness at once. You progress quickly along in a project because of your multidimensionality.
Today’s birthday (July 29): A loved one joins your quest for expansion, and in August, this starts with growing your spiritual and cultural awareness. You’ll be the initiator of new business in September. A large sum comes to you as a result of your advertising campaign. Aquarius and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 31, 47, 33 and 1.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. More horoscopes at latimes.com/horoscopes.