Aries (March 21-April 19): There are many ways to handle a tricky situation, though your prior conditioning may bring only one to mind. Ask “what else?” and let the brainstorming begin.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Telling someone who is frustrated to calm down is like telling a scared person to be brave. Let people move through their feelings while you move through yours.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): The smallest situation to the biggest, now is the time to make a plan for how you want to resolve each one and write those plans down.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): Someone will ask you a question that in some subtle way encourages you to commit to a position. It may not benefit you to take a position.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Be careful not to wish to have the lives of others. Your own world is more enjoyable in so many ways and is definitely better for you.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Just as a loving parent will seek outside expertise to develop a child’s abilities or help a child get healthier, you may need outside help to solve a current problem.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): When you accept information that supports your point of view and reject information that doesn’t, you are doing what is only natural and human. That doesn’t make it right, though.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Even the most dependable and balanced parts of your life are not entirely under your control — something to accept and even enjoy now that the surprises are likely to please you greatly.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll do quite a lot with your day, but is it enough? That will stick with you even after you go to sleep, and your ambitions will fill your dreams.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will master the art of being easygoing. You can be high maintenance when you think it’s appropriate.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Relax. Recharging your brain is as important as any of the other activities you do to maintain your health and well being.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): The one who puts you on the defensive has something to teach you as well.
Today’s birthday (June 30): You’ll happily do more of what you’re best at this year. You’ll harmoniously coexist with loved ones for the vast majority of the time. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 1, 24, 35 and 17.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at latimes.com/mathis