Leo (July 22-August 23) Give up any desire to control how people perceive you and it’ll be easier for you and everyone else to see you for who you are. Though you may have your doubts lately, the thing that your friends value the most about you is your sincerity. This quality about you will work with an almost mystical power through July and into the next year of your life. The thing to remember, and the thing so often forgotten, is that all you can really be is yourself, so you may as well do that exclusively. The example you set is one of the most likely to be followed; you have the privilege this year of being a kind of trendsetter, though it’s best not to think in those terms. Rather, remember the wisdom of A Course in Miracles, which reminds us that “everyone teaches, and teaches all the time.” If you’ve ever noticed that people tend to do a lot of imitating of others, it’s time to take that to heart. While words are a vital part of this process—especially over the next few weeks, with Mercury making an extended visit to your sign—what counts the most are actions. If you do use words, remember to use them wisely; there is a pattern developing where you may regret what you say, and have to correct yourself. That alone sets a good example, as so few people can admit that they were wrong, though it’s preferable to get it right the first time.