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VIRGO 23 AUG 22 SEP

Con­tin­u­ing to push at the edge of your lim­its can wear you down. Con­nec­tions with busi­ness as­so­ciates and at­tend­ing meet­ings or con­fer­ences can put you in a solid po­si­tion re­gard­ing your ca­reer. Take a break to re­ju­ve­nate and re­flect, giv­ing you a fresh per­spec­tive in the midst of hard work–strive for bal­ance. You pay lov­ing at­ten­tion to de­tails and you have a sense of sat­is­fac­tion in do­ing what is right. Th­ese qual­i­ties are com­mend­able and high­erups pay at­ten­tion to how you han­dle the pro­fes­sional side of your life. You are able to grasp and ap­pre­ci­ate new trends and con­cepts at the very fore­front of tech­nol­ogy. You en­joy in­ter­ac­tions with fam­ily mem­bers. A new item of tech­nol­ogy may keep you busy this evening.

LI­BRA 23 SEP 22 OCT

You could find it dif­fi­cult to be ap­pre­cia­tive of oth­ers at this time. This may not be the best time to shop or choose col­ors, etc. You may not find much sup­port for your par­tic­u­lar tastes and val­ues. There is a pe­riod of cre­ativ­ity re­gard­ing re­search and prob­lem-solv­ing quan­daries in the work­place. If you have not no­ticed, the more you stay in­volved in cre­ative ac­tiv­i­ties such as some forms of art or writ­ing, the more you will keep an open flow of ac­tion and busi­ness in the work­place; use cre­ative think­ing. You gain recog­ni­tion for your clev­er­ness and your fi­nan­cial spec­u­la­tion. You may find your­self suc­ceed­ing and mov­ing ahead by us­ing your mind and thoughts. Also, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and re­search in all forms could be a key area for ca­reer growth.

SCOR­PIO 23 OCT 21 NOV.

Be­fore you act on your new idea to­day, con­sider your sources. Make sure that the rea­son for this new idea is still a sound one af­ter you have checked the facts. When it comes to men­tal work, you have a per­fect gift for re­search and in­ves­ti­ga­tion. You en­joy ex­am­in­ing and an­a­lyz­ing, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to psy­cho­log­i­cal ar­eas of the mind. Your abil­ity to sift through the de­bris and come up with what is es­sen­tial ev­ery time is ex­cep­tional. You like to dis­cuss and com­mu­ni­cate–al­ways at a psy­cho­log­i­cal and very per­sonal level. Your ca­reer al­ways seems to get the sup­port you need. This area of your life cer­tainly runs smoother than you ever ex­pected. You seem to un­der­stand what the pub­lic wants. Mass mar­ket­ing could be a nat­u­ral for you.

SAGIT­TAR­IUS 22 NOV 21 DEC

There could be com­mu­ni­ca­tion dif­fi­culty with another per­son to­day–per­haps a cus­tomer. You solve prob­lems and cre­ate ex­cel­lent good­will. You know that if you are not men­tally stim­u­lated you feel stag­nant. Use the sit­u­a­tions com­ing up now as op­por­tu­ni­ties for us­ing your prob­lem-solv­ing abil­i­ties. You may end up be­ing grate­ful for the con­fus­ing en­er­gies that are com­ing to you now. There is much progress! Your emo­tions are very present but within con­trol. You may feel like ex­er­cis­ing or get­ting out dur­ing the noon hour. Noth­ing could dis­turb your good feel­ings this evening af­ter you re­al­ize you have made a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence. Love, ideals and a strong sense of your own worth are vi­tal to your well­be­ing and your abil­ity to func­tion well.

CAPRI­CORN 22 DEC 19 JAN

This is a time dur­ing which cir­cum­stances bend to your will and things have a way of work­ing out smoothly. There are real op­por­tu­ni­ties to com­plete and work out dif­fi­cul­ties and projects that re­quire both long-term ef­fort and a high de­gree of dis­ci­pline. You have to give some­thing in or­der to get some­thing: that’s the mes­sage you need to take to heart now and it can be a ben­e­fi­cial one. In­vest­ments can start small and grow be­yond your wildest dreams– be on the look­out for th­ese op­por­tu­ni­ties; some of them may not be so ob­vi­ous at the out­set. Real in­sight into your own in­ner work­ings or psy­chol­ogy could sur­face to­day and in a man­age­able form. You may be in the mood for deep and pen­e­trat­ing con­ver­sa­tions this evening.

AQUAR­IUS 20 JAN 18 FEB

You need to live in an or­dered en­vi­ron­ment, whether it is work, school or a home sit­u­a­tion. You can be­come frus­trated when too many dif­fer­ent sub­jects grab your at­ten­tion. You can give the cur­rent sub­ject mat­ter at­ten­tion now and still keep fu­ture ideas handy. By writ­ing out a plan or keep­ing notes on each sub­ject you can re­turn to it at will–per­haps us­ing a note­book or a 3×5 file box, adding in­for­ma­tion as you go along. When the time is right for you to be­come in­volved in one of the sub­jects, the re­search will be handy. Learn­ing meth­ods of plan­ning and or­ga­ni­za­tion can be picked up from all sorts of self-help books, but one good method is to take a class in some man­age­ment skills. There are some fam­ily photo op­por­tu­ni­ties this evening.

PISCES 19 FEB 20 MAR

You may be es­pe­cially dy­namic and as­sertive just now. There is a lot of en­ergy and drive avail­able for what­ever you want to ac­com­plish. You could be most per­sua­sive with oth­ers and find that the ideas or feel­ings you have will get a bet­ter re­cep­tion. The sit­u­a­tion cre­ates op­por­tu­ni­ties for self-ex­pres­sion. There has been an in­crease in your phys­i­cal and men­tal en­er­gies re­cently, giv­ing you a boost in your self-con­fi­dence. You may feel ready to con­quer any­thing put in front of you. You are ap­pre­cia­tive of your own life and self, in gen­eral. Wait a while longer be­fore pur­chas­ing new elec­tronic prod­ucts; a hard-to-re­sist sale may tempt you; how­ever, avoid the temp­ta­tion; new and bet­ter prod­ucts are on the hori­zon.

ARIES 21 MAR 19 APR

There could be some worry about not be­ing use­ful or be­ing left out of the scheme of things to­day. This can be eased by jump­ing in with both feet and putting your thoughts into ac­tion. This is a time to take risks and to dare to be a lit­tle un­con­ven­tional. You will pros­per through new in­sights and an in­de­pen­dent point of view. Your ca­reer could open up now–keep your ears and eyes open so that you do not miss some im­por­tant op­por­tu­nity. You will come to ex­pe­ri­ence won­der­ful new feel­ings of strength and en­ergy be­cause of your con­stantly pos­i­tive at­ti­tude. You have a great tal­ent for keep­ing cen­tered and would do well to teach oth­ers how to do the same, es­pe­cially loved ones or friends. A new pet or an old pet with a new toy is a laugh a minute this evening.

TAU­RUS 20 APR 20 MAY

The en­er­gies are work­ing in your fa­vor in all ar­eas of your life now. If you are not a boss or owner of a com­pany, you might con­sider re­quest­ing a raise or pro­mo­tion. You nat­u­rally grav­i­tate to­ward po­si­tions of power and au­thor­ity. Oth­ers see you have great prac­ti­cal abil­ity and will ac­cept you as a leader or au­thor­ity fig­ure very eas­ily. You value fair­ness and will go out of your way to be just. You have an in­nate sense of how to work with and guide oth­ers in mak­ing de­ci­sions. You un­der­stand the choices and can spot the right ones quickly. You may be able to com­plete some of those projects that have been left hang­ing th­ese past few days. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion with su­pe­ri­ors is pos­i­tive this after­noon. There is time for a loved one tonight.

GEM­INI 21 MAY 21 JUN

You may not ap­pre­ci­ate the emo­tional en­ergy of some­one you meet to­day–pa­tience. You may be in the mood for pen­e­trat­ing con­ver­sa­tions or thoughts, es­pe­cially with a close friend dur­ing the noon break. Your ef­forts re­ally pay off and things seem to run smoothly. This after­noon you take a lit­tle more time to be­come bet­ter or­ga­nized. You are able to bring over­due tasks into com­plete­ness. Things seem to fall into place and progress is easy. Be care­ful not to overex­tend or take on more than you can com­fort­ably han­dle just now. Up­lift­ing and sup­port­ive en­ergy from friends and peers helps to con­firm your aims for the fu­ture. This is the time to set new plans in mo­tion that will help you to ex­pand and deepen re­la­tion­ships of all kinds.

CAN­CER 22 JUN 22 JUL

You may catch your­self day­dream­ing sev­eral times to­day. Be par­tic­u­larly vig­i­lant when sign­ing con­tracts or per­form­ing du­ties that are made up of lit­tle de­tails. You may have a hard time be­ing clear­headed right now. Thoughts and ideas that come into your head may be mis­lead­ing. Give your­self time to think things through and re­frain from mak­ing rash de­ci­sions, in­clud­ing those that per­tain to money. Eat light meals to­day and find a way to in­sert some ex­er­cise ac­tiv­ity into your day–per­haps a long walk. Make it a point to get out­side. Look for the funny side of life and laugh as much as pos­si­ble. Vis­it­ing with neigh­bors or friends is en­joy­able later this after­noon. This evening, mu­sic or an old com­edy movie may put a smile on your face.

LEO 23 JUL 22 AUG

This could be a chal­leng­ing day, but one where much can be ac­com­plished. You may have de­cided to sign up for con­tin­ued ed­u­ca­tion: tak­ing or giv­ing lec­tures or im­prov­ing your writ­ing skills. What­ever the case, this is a good time to in­volve your­self in new projects. It is also a good time to ex­pand your knowl­edge or to teach oth­ers. Don’t be afraid to project that image–make those dreams real. Ideas of group co­op­er­a­tion could fur­ther your ca­reer. Cir­cum­stances may urge you to great ef­fort. Things are work­ing with rather than against you so do not hold back. How­ever, do not overdo and try to go too far, too fast–let things take their nat­u­ral course. You at­tach more im­por­tance to friend­ships and group ac­tiv­i­ties that cen­ter on op­ti­mistic goals.

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