Horoscope: July 31, 2017

Birthdays: Rico Rodriguez, 19; Zac Brown, 39; J.K. Rowling, 52; Wesley Snipes, 55.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): An energetic, progressive approach to whatever you do will bring satisfaction and the desire to do more. Gather facts and find out information firsthand.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Problems will develop at home if you haven’t been paying enough attention to your personal obligations. Use your ingenuity and imagination to come up with a plan that will satisfy both you and those you love.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stay active, make contributions and take on challenges that will encourage you to try new things. A change in the way you look will make someone influential take notice.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do something different. Take any opportunity to gather insight and information that will help you understand those you are dealing with daily.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Put your excess energy to good use. Letting the little things get to you will only impede your progress.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be careful what you say or how you respond to others. Someone is likely to set you up if you aren’t doing your own fact-checking.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may crave change, but don’t jump into something without checking it out first. Problems at home will develop if you are indulgent or spend too much.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t venture too far from your usual routine. Minor incidents will put you in a vulnerable position.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Dig in and get things done. You’ll have to keep up and refrain from cutting corners that will make your contributions look shabby.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Make alterations for the right reasons. Know in your heart that you are doing what’s best for everyone involved.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Consider all the angles and follow through with positive action. It’s up to you to set boundaries and enforce the changes you want to see happen.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A personal pick-me-up will help turn a negative situation into a positive. Focus on personal gains and growth.