Posted: July 11, 2013 at 2:30 a.m.

Happy birthday. A retreat in the next six months will change your perspective and help you earn big, too. What you accomplish in September will put you in the running for an award. An enthusiastic partner is part of your success equation in September.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You don’t have to worry about your trade secrets getting out. Even if they did, the others wouldn’t know what to do with them.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You used to have location envy, but you’re starting to realize that you can connect with the world you want to be a part of from wherever you live right now.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21): You’ll examine the elements that make up your lifestyle. It’s the people you talk to, the pictures and notes on your wall, the errands and habits … Bit by bit, you’re building something beautiful.

CANCER (June 22-July 22): Don’t be afraid to speak your true opinion today, especially when you sense that you’re with a kindred spirit.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A handshake will convey secret meaning. Beware of the one who turns the shake so that the top of your hand faces the ground and his is on top.This dominating person won’t treat you as an equal.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There’s wisdom in playing it cool, but not so cool that you don’t show emotion. Showing your feelings, or at least a glimpse of them, takes confidence. People will see you as real.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): By being open to your wilder instincts, you keep yourself on your toes and heighten the energy level of everyone around you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Someone will always say that the ship is sinking, but don’t be too quick to jump off. Show a little faith in your vessel.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Have you ever heard of “decision fatigue”? Maybe you haven’t named it yet, but you’ve felt it every time you leave the grocery store after a big shop.That’s why fewer options are better today.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ve created a steady stream of activity and joy - or at least you thought that’s what it was going to be. Now it may feel more like a hectic schedule. Cut back now.Take it easy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In food, bitterness is made palatable by adding something sweet, salty or sour. As for internal bitterness, salty or sour thoughts won’t balance it at all. Go for the sweetness, and you’ll get a delicious result.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ve let go of minor grudges and resentments before, and now you’re in the same place all over again. Should you forgive one more time? No. Forgive a thousand more times.

Weekend, Pages 29 on 07/11/2013