Holiday Mathis

The very nature of a dream is that it’s nearly impossible to live up to. The question, as Pluto pulls across the sky from the sun seated smugly in the proud realm of home and country, is not whether we’ve embodied our ideals; we haven’t. The question is, How far off are we? Can we adjust? And what needs to happen to shore up the difference?

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 14). It’s terrifically validating how in-demand you are the remainder of this year. When this has to do with business, you’ll be paid handsomely. The start of 2020 brings a much needed break and creature comforts followed by an influx of exciting inspiration in February and a travel schedule that kicks off in May. Aquarius and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 34, 2, 28, 47 and 6.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It’s a lucky time to invest in your own education. You’ll gravitate toward results-focused programs and teachers. If it can’t produce a measureable outcome, it’s not for you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll use the finite resource that is your mental energy to focus on what is completely under your control and be indifferent to the rest. To focus anywhere else is to rob yourself of power.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Don’t wait for people to give you feedback or money or any sort of validation. Ask for what you want, request what you need, and adjust your offerings along the way until you get the response you desire.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It is possible to upset yourself by judging a thing as good or bad. Ask the following: Must I judge? Who am I to judge? What would happen if I just kept going as though this were none of my business?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Instead of jumping to the next trendy thing that has the potential to take off, hang back to see what happens. You’re better off using the tools, methods and teachers that have a proven track record of success.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Guilt by association is a real danger, though easily avoided by a simple decision to keep your distance from the mischievous and troubled, as loveable as they may be.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). This is one of those days when your purpose is clear. It calls to you, and instead of taking a roundabout journey of discovery, you need to go straight to the source of that call.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). One-sided relationships are no fun. There are plenty of reciprocal situations out there to explore. So if a person, place or thing isn’t giving you anything back for the energy you put in, keep moving.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You get to decide where to place your attention. Though there are very strong influences outside and inside of you, also present will be the option to override or ignore those forces, favoring other choices.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Spoiler alert: At the end of this week, you’ll understand that performance matters far, far less than relationships do. You really can’t go wrong by giving quality attention to the ones you love.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Because you’re curious, empathetic and open to new experiences, containing and protecting your own energy is no easy task for you. You’ll have to consciously prevent it from draining in leaks and bad investments.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Helping a powerful person feel good will be the best way to increase your own power. The opportunities abound. Don’t ask what’s needed. Pay attention, spot it, and jump in with an assist.

Holiday Mathis is the author of “Rock Your Stars.” To write to her, please go to www.creators.com 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 www.creators.com.


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