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Holiday Mathis

It’s not every day that a person gets charmed, as will happen under this arrangement of Mercury and Jupiter. While such enchantments are rare and not to be overlooked, don’t be too swept up, either. Charm’s spell is not always a fateful link. The ingredients of attachment are different from the ingredients of charm.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 10). Though you don’t seek fame, you’ll love what you do and become well-known for it this solar return. Longevity in love and other things that matter to you will be a cosmic boon of 2019 — largely because you are magnetized toward making healthy, sustainable choices. Cancer and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 7, 11, 49 and 40.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Today will call back to an era in which conversation was a status symbol, and those who could manage one artfully were elevated, while those who couldn’t were demoted. The judgment will be on a subconscious plane.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Where you invest love, you invest hours, attention and money. This is why anyone who knows you knows whom and what you adore without your having to say a word.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re in a mood to do something spontaneous for the one you love. People may not like being caught off guard today, though. Sometimes what makes a surprise most pleasant is that it’s not really.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Technically, every day is a chance to begin anew. And yet, for better or worse, we are so entrenched in our own identity, relationships and environments that “new” sometimes takes a herculean effort. You’re part Hercules today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The situation will pique your existential curiosity and challenge your beliefs. Don’t worry: Even the most devoted religious follower or confident atheist is likely to experience moments of spiritual perplexity.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll add new friends in the weeks to come. Ideally, they will possess qualities to fit your style, such as an above-average sense of humor and at least one heartbreak in their past. You resonate with the experienced.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Love comes with problems and risks — always. That’s the nature of it. You’ll gladly take those on for the one you love and the joys of your heart will make the downside seem negligible.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There’s a logical option on the table, but don’t decide strictly based on what looks good on paper. You don’t live on paper; you live in the emotional oxygen of your feelings and senses, and, as guides, they won’t let you down.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You would never jump ship at the first sign of rough seas. However, you also shouldn’t, on purpose, sail directly into a storm. The time to think this through is before you embark at all.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Two paths meet, and suddenly you’re in a face-off with someone going the opposite direction. Neither of you is right. Neither of you is wrong. But for the blockage to clear, someone has to yield the right of way.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As is typically the case in human development, being a person of character matters more to you the older you get. You’ll forgive someone young for being flighty while still acknowledging the behavior as less than ideal.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It is possible to assess and manage a situation without being judgmental about it in a personal way. This type of compartmentalization will make you efficient today.

Holiday Mathis is the author of “Rock Your Stars.” To write to her, please go to and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page, or send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the CreatorsSyndicate Web page at


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