Horoscopes by Holiday

Success is more of a feeling than a destination. To arrive physically, it doesn't matter if you're running away from something or running toward something, as long as you're moving in the direction. To arrive emotionally, you could be going the wrong direction with the right purpose and still somehow arrive. Escape brings relief, but not a sense of winning.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll be too focused on fulfilling a role and getting a job done to worry about how you're being perceived. This attention to others brings peace now as you lose yourself in service of an interesting challenge.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What people say will be far less revealing than how they seem to feel about what they're saying. Also, look for patterns of action. History forms a kind of subtext that leads to a more comprehensive understanding of your subject.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Keeping excellent track of your life is more important than you know. It may not seem too significant at the time, but as you document a part of your experience, you're also helping to preserve a piece of history and culture.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The less you expect from relationships, the more they will give you today. It's the little moments that build bonds with loved ones. Shared laughter, car rides, food and even just shared space will make a difference.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's plenty of feeling around building habits, mostly discomfort. But once the habits are a routine, they won't feel like much at all, which is the whole point. A good routine is worth gold but lighter than air.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll influence without trying to. You'll sway the action even if you don't move an inch. Since you'll make a difference whether you want to or not, you may as well decide the difference you'd like to make.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You welcome the opportunity to give, especially when you have a surplus. Unfortunately, what people want today will not be something you have a lot of. By saying "no," you open the way for those with a bigger supply to step up.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You know what it's like to regret your words, which is why you choose economy, listening and communication through other means, such as gifts, acts of service or simply showing up where someone might need you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The sensation known as "cringe" often happens when a subject assumes it has greater depths, abilities or influence than it does. You'll avoid the dynamic with a process of reading the room, checking as you go and being realistic about the possibilities.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Progress seldom happens in a linear way. It's normal to do well, better, worse and then best. It's also normal to turn left and right, go backward, forward and finally upward. With a combination of learning and tenacity, you'll get there.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You don't expect your experiences to be particularly poignant, poetic or lyrical, but they do occur this way to you today, partly because you're a keen observer and a deeply empathetic person.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Nature doesn't just happen in the wilderness or national parks; it's everywhere. You're a part of it, too. Your compassion for what grows is a part of what makes today beautiful.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 14). Though you'll make a difference in your advocacy for important things like social justice and equality, it will be the influence of your fun-loving style that will often impact those around you. The lifted vibes lead you to be included on projects and adventures. More highlights: meaningful partnership, cherished new traditions, and bursts of creativity that lead to better pay. Aries and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 1, 2, 22 and 30.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: In the series "Only Murders in the Building," Jane Lynch's Sazz Pataki plays the patronizing stunt double for Steve Martin's character Charles Haden Savage. And though she may seem to be the queen of patronizing characters (as evidenced in "Glee," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and many more), Lynch is personally known as a sensitive sweetheart. Sun, Mercury and Venus in Cancer indicate the highly sensitive nature that many comedians share. Cancer crabs learn to protect themselves with the hard shell and pinchers of humor.

Holiday Mathis' debut novel, "How To Fail Epically in Hollywood," is out now! This fast-paced romp about achieving Hollywood stardom is available as a paperback and e-book. Visit http://www.creatorspublishing.com for more information. Write Holiday Mathis at HolidayMathis.com.