Aries (March 21-April 19): Something is always kept when you give, and in today’s case, it’s big. Perhaps it’s only a feeling, but you’ll carry it with you for years to come.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Creativity isn’t something you acquire; it’s something you’ve had all along. You only need to know how to access the magic to be transported.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): You reduce your expectations and resign yourself to accept what comes. You love the feeling of being pleasantly surprised by life.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): You are likely to misjudge your own capabilities, underestimating your strength and stamina. When you feel depleted, push through. You’ll get a second wind.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Loved ones have a way of getting under your skin. Only those who know you best can say the things that bother you most.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It is very rare to succeed on the first try, and it may also be unlucky. It’s far better to experience the entire learning curve.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Instead of dismissing a new process as “not for you,” think of it as an exercise and dive right in.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You’ll take a chance and be very proud of yourself at the end of it, whether or not it turns out the way you hoped it would.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The one you love may grapple with people you don’t admire. However, you’ll adhere to excellent boundaries. You’ll live and let live.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your ability to pace yourself will prove most useful. You’ll be a rock for someone you love. You can’t tell now how far this gesture will reach.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The look you give people matters. You make your innermost feelings known, especially to those who have been, up until now, quite unobservant.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll be around those who have little self-control, and you’ll realize just how important it is to maintain structure.
Today’s birthday (July 31): August sees you in the mood to learn and love. September and December are high points for your personal and professional development. A leap of faith leads to adventure in November. Libra and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 14, 39 and 28.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. More horoscopes at latimes.com/horoscopes.