For the week of July 19-26

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19, The Ram)

This week take notice of external forces, but don't let life push and pull you every which way. Make a list of priorities and stick to it the best way you know how.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20, The Bull)

It's the summertime, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's time for an escape. Maybe try to take the bull by the horns and focus on what makes you happiest this week.

Gemini (May 21-June 20, The Twins)

Things seem like they are going okay, and that's a good thing. Life isn't always testy and certainly doesn't always have to be a struggle. Embrace things as they are.

Cancer (Jun. 21-Jul. 22, The Crab)

You are worrying about things that are out of your control. Don't let your fears dictate the present moment, which you know you prefer to live in.

Leo (Jul. 23-Aug. 22, The Lion)

Remember something good that happened when you were a child this week. Take a lasting memory and show those you care about a lighter, softer side of you.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22, The Maiden)

Your sense of humor is your friend. It's easy to grow skeptical or even cold when life gives you lemons. Share some laughter and brighten someone's day.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22, The Scales)

Everything's gonna be alright, Libra. It's your mantra. It's so strong with you that when you talk to others this week, they can hear the reggae too.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21, The Scorpion)

Take a breather from all the romance this week. It's getting in the way. By letting it get in the way, you may forget about the things that really bring joy to your life.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21, The Centaur)

Don't brood over politics so much this week. Maybe get back to it next month. Instead, think about how good you can get at something you actually have control over.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19, The Goat)

Social acceptance shouldn't be a top priority. After all, it's easy to make yourself more attractive to other people. Unless you're healthy inside, it's fleeting anyway.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18, The Water-bearer)

Everything you do and say matters. That's why your friends care about you. You know what to do and say, effortlessly. Trust yourself. Realize your purpose this week.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20, The Fish)

Be present this week, and it will work out better. If you start to fall into fear or despair, the last place you want to be is alone. At best this week you are truly happy.

For entertainment purposes only, horoscopes are not based in fact.