by Jill Goodman

TODAY: You do have options. And, because you are going to get to your goal or destination of choice, you aren’t locked into one specific route, and there are actually several ways to get there from here. So if you’re feeling mildly dismayed with (or daunted by) your current itinerary, see whether you can’t come up with other means to achieve your ends. You’ll likely be pleasantly surprised.

YOUR BIRTHDAY: Be the best friend to (or promoter and advocate of) your personal, emotional and artistic creativity and those partnerships that support them – even if some fundamental reconfiguration is entailed. Your secret weapon this year: Every time you opt to spread your wings rather than clipping them (or having them clipped!) you’ll be rewarded for your courage and superior caretaking abilities. You have doubts? Try it and see …

Aries Monday, July 28, 2014
Make a point of giving those with whom you’re involved sufficient room and leeway to be who they are and do what they do, even if you have to make an exception. You’re likely to be just as pleased with the results or their cooperation as you would if they followed your script to the letter.
Taurus Monday, July 28, 2014
Don’t you hate it when old ultimatums come home to roost? With amiable chief Venus opposing reform-minded Pluto, the best way to calm down an issue that’s been created by earlier proposals, requests, promises or threats may not be immediately apparent. Well, if you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, try baffling them with b.s.
Gemini Monday, July 28, 2014
What facilitates your creativity, joy, or warm, fuzzy feelings? The answer can be used to help you find your way out of a current dilemma. Still ambivalent? Flip a coin. If you call heads and it comes up tails – and you’re a tiny bit bummed out – presumably you’ll have a decent notion of your actual wishes.
Cancer Monday, July 28, 2014
Venus, the planets of hearts and flowers, is opposing Pluto, the planet of "change or bust." Please be advised that this could put additional pressure (that you may be choosing to cheerfully ignore) on a partnership matter that is creaking and making ominous noises in a "straw that broke the camel's back" manner.
Leo Monday, July 28, 2014
This Venus-Pluto opposition suggests it would be wise to cleverly evade, avoid or simply stay out of any business, fitness, creative, medical, diet, or fitness discussions - or, more precisely, arguments. This climate tends to generate solutions that can politely be described as absurd, and you’re not actually that convincing when you're pretending to take these seriously.
Virgo Monday, July 28, 2014
So what makes you happy to be alive? So what whets your aesthetic appetite? So what sounds amusing? So what would you like to do? Venus opposing Pluto says: Work on the answers to the aforementioned questions to make the best (most!) of the opportunities to show yourself to creative or amorous advantage now buzzing in the vicinity.
Libra Monday, July 28, 2014
If all is to work out in the manner in which you’d planned to become accustomed, you need to pay attention to the details. Seriously, given that you’ve already expended a good deal of energy persuading, herding, dragging [appropriate verb in your case here] your endeavor to this point, this is hardly the moment to fall asleep at the wheel.
Scorpio Monday, July 28, 2014
Have you considered the assorted ramifications of an expansion plan? Thoroughly? Because with Venus opposing Boss Pluto there’s a distinct possibility that, with the best of intentions (or to satisfy somebody else’s requirements), you’re maneuvering yourself straight into an emotional or economic tight spot from which you could well need to be extricated by winch.
Sagittarius Monday, July 28, 2014
As long as you’re willing to rock and roll a tad, all will be well. Trouble will only brew if everybody runs for their pet positions, grabs them in a chokehold and then waits for the other guy to spontaneously change their minds, come to their senses, and apologize for even thinking such a thing, let alone mentioning it.
Capricorn Monday, July 28, 2014
To most gracefully navigate the Venus-Pluto opposition slalom: The trick is to not get thrown off-stride if people don’t immediately take your recommendation, accept your invitation, do it your way and/or respond in the fashion that you think they should, or that you would if you were they...which anyway, you’re not.
Aquarius Monday, July 28, 2014
Venus, the planet of values, is opposing Pluto, the planet of transformation, suggesting that it will be on the high side of difficult to ignore your instincts or feelings about an commercial, romantic, or artistic situation that is currently under discussion or consuming a fair amount of mental wattage. But then again: In fairness, why should you …?
Pisces Monday, July 28, 2014
If you have been a mite temperamental or erratic anytime in the last little while, it is unlikely that your audience forgot any of the especially juicy aspects of your performance. So with lovely Venus opposing controlling Pluto today, common sense dictates not repeating anything that could cause them to recollect the episode.