Daily horoscopes: August 1, 2017


(March 20 – April 19):

Don’t scold yourself for not reading the writing on the wall.  People miss these road signs all the time.  Besides, it’s only a detour.


(April 20 – May 20):

Don’t assume someone’s trying to rip you off.  This person’s pushing to get as much for a sale as you are.  Business is business.


(May 21 – June 20):

Skip the blame game.  Pointing fingers is always easier than pointing the way.  People need your guidance out of their predicament.


(June 21 – July 21):

Sometimes being in a friend’s corner leads to feeling taken for granted.  Bow out and teach this person a lesson in appreciation.


(July 22 – Aug. 22):

It may be embarrassing to realize that you’re the Emperor who’s been parading around in the buff, but make light of it and others will too.


(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22):

You’re so busy anticipating a love interest’s every move that you’re missing out on all the fun.  It’s OK to not know where things are going.


(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22):

Insist on doing things by the book and you’ll get overlooked, introduce a little audacity and you’ll make for a great page-turner.


(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):

Lucky breaks are far and between but today you get that nod of approval you’ve been looking for.


(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20):

Word of your dissatisfaction got out and you’ll be asked to explain what’s wrong.  Decide if you’re serious because you won’t get this kind of fair hearing again.


(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19):

Fortunes are looking up so why does this make you nervous?  Because you’re used to dealing with problems.  A little optimism once in a while won’t kill you.


(Jan. 20 – Feb. 17):

You went the extra distance for a friend, so you won’t be happy to learn he’s giving up.  Nevertheless it’s his choice. The point is to serve his interests; not yours.


(Feb. 18 – March 19):

You know a grumpy type is a closet optimist, but don’t tell him that.  Agree with his worst-case scenarios and he’ll lighten up.