Posted: July 25, 2013 at 2:40 a.m.

Happy birthday. A loving person will strongly influence decisions over the next 10 weeks. New associations will shape your professional choices in August. September brings a lifestyle enhancement.

December is your “cha-ching” month.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Getting on the same page in relationships is the challenge. Someone may be thinking of you as a sweetheart while you are still working out the logistics of friendship.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll derive pleasure from helping others, and it wouldn’t occur to you to want a reward. But you’ll be rewarded anyway.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your general rule is that if you’re speaking more than you’re listening, you’re talking too much. But today, what you have to say is so crucial that you may have to break this rule.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The audience you want may not be the audience you currently have. But if you give more to the people who are already listening to you, you will attract the ones who are not.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). In the heat of the moment, it is very tempting to get caught up in the high praise of others and run with it, but this is not gracious.You will be most proud of what you do from a humble place.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your tendency to hold everyone to a high standard is an outcropping of your love of humanity.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). As a socially sophisticated person, you realize that sometimes when people are telling secrets, they actually mean to be overheard.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have an impulse to make bold moves tonight, but will you? Much depends on your confidence in the moment, which depends on your habits earlier in the day.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The effort involved in trying to impress someone will have the payoff of accomplishing the exact opposite.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Expectations are dangerous, especially if another person is expecting something of you. Don’t let people build you up in their minds, because it will be too much to fill the role.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Just about everyone speaks logically, but you do something that sets you apart: You paint pictures with your words, and this makes your stories compelling and your personality charismatic.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There’s a fine line between over thinking the future and planning ahead. You’ll know you have crossed into over thinking when all of your thoughts are preventing you from moving.

Weekend, Pages 33 on 07/25/2013