Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Page updated at 12:04 a.m.

Astrological Forecasts for 07/27/2016

Aries (March 21-April 19): Today is a 7 -- Harmony requires effort today. Solo melodies slide softly by. Hide away and enjoy peaceful productivity. Avoid idle chatter and gossip. Discover a clever way to save resources. You can get what you need.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Today is an 8 -- Take action on a personal project. Practice what you preach. A friend has a valuable suggestion. Have patience with outbursts and surprises. They can lead to magic or at least relief.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Today is a 7 -- Unexpected news can catch you off guard. Get your brilliant thoughts on paper. Speak up to support your cause. Follow a strong recommendation. Send messages to the world.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Today is a 5 -- Get motivated by a fascinating conversation. Someone's idea rouses an old dream for you. Any change in your direction might seem abrupt to others. Talk it over with friends and family.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Today is a 7 -- A professional challenge has your attention. The action is behind the scenes. Fix something before it breaks. Don't gamble with the rent. Hunt for bargains and discover hidden treasure.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Today is a 6 -- Study, plan and take a trip to explore your subject more intimately. Listen to a storyteller. Attend classes or seminars. Have meaningful conversations on topics that stir you. Reconsider a favorite belief.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Today is a 7 -- Handle financial paperwork and administration. Review budgets and discuss priorities with your family. Use what you learn to cut costs. Practical focus leads to a new revenue source. It pays to advertise.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Today is a 6 -- Collaborate to advance. Let others know what you want, and ideas flow freely. A loved one's bizarre suggestion could actually work. Confer with family. Friends have useful connections and valuable resources.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Today is an 8 -- Stick to tested routines and methods, as the energy level rises. Chaos and distractions could frustrate new tricks. Use your power responsibly. You're gaining respect. All ends well.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Today is a 5 -- Relax and enjoy yourself. Share some fun with family and friends. Discuss esoteric or frivolous subjects. Go ahead and get silly. Abandon trying to impress someone, and romance flowers naturally.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Today is a 5 -- Your home is your castle. Inexpensive upgrades can make a big difference. It's incredible what a coat of paint or new textiles will do. Find clever ways to use something again.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Today is a 6 -- Gather information and lay it out clearly. You're especially persuasive now; get your message out. Find the underlying truth of the matter. Allow emotion to underscore your point.