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You may be tem­po­rar­ily in­clined to all work and no play. You will avoid idle chat­ter now, as you fo­cus only on com­mu­ni­ca­tions that mat­ter. This is a good time to or­ga­nize or to seek coun­sel from some­one wiser on is­sues of im­por­tance. There needs to be a bal­ance be­tween your need to be your­self and your de­sire to re­late to oth­ers. Worry will in­cline you to be se­ri­ous about your fi­nances. Through hard work and pru­dent or­ga­ni­za­tion, you will grad­u­ally build up your sav­ings and wealth. For now, the en­er­gies are not strong enough to bring about a new ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship if one does not al­ready ex­ist. How­ever, this day fa­vors all cre­ative en­deav­ors, es­pe­cially those that have some phys­i­cal com­po­nent, such as danc­ing, act­ing and mak­ing mu­sic.


Ac­tiv­i­ties to­day may in­clude find­ing the time to catch up on your own per­sonal paper­work. You may also have an op­por­tu­nity to guide or in­struct a young per­son in bank­ing or other busi­ness trans­ac­tions. You may share in some con­fi­den­tial mat­ter to­day. It is a good time for mem­ber­ship in clubs, groups and or­ga­ni­za­tions. You can ex­pand your sense of so­cial be­long­ing. You may be sur­prised at the ac­cep­tance of your ideas and ideals, par­tic­u­larly along tech­ni­cal, ex­per­i­men­tal, in­tel­lec­tual or hu­man­i­tar­ian lines. Per­sonal mag­netism is at a high point. This is a fa­vor­able time for pub­lic re­la­tions and you could find an in­ter­est in help­ing with the el­derly in your com­mu­nity. Per­haps you will climb on board the ac­tiv­i­ties for com­mu­nity im­prove­ment.


This is a day of in­creased work re­spon­si­bil­ity. You may have to strug­gle to com­plete the day’s agenda but you will be suc­cess­ful as you are de­ter­mined. One se­cret is to find some­one to share your work, and you in turn help them. Two can work faster and by the time the day is over you may find that two of you have com­pleted the work of two with swift­ness and less stress than usual. This is not the usual case, but just such an oc­ca­sion will help to build good friends. As you each de­velop more pa­tience, per­sis­tence, skill, ef­fi­ciency and or­ga­ni­za­tion in your work, you will find op­por­tu­ni­ties to ad­vance, there­fore, find a new en­vi­ron­ment. What you have to ask your­self now is if the climb is worth the ef­fort you will need to put forth.


You com­bine en­ergy and courage with am­bi­tion and self-con­trol. You can ac­com­plish much to­ward your goals through care­ful, hard work. Of­fi­cials and peo­ple in author­ity give you their sup­port and you can deal ef­fec­tively with any busi­ness and pro­fes­sional af­fairs that come your way to­day. You can make progress in man­age­rial and ad­min­is­tra­tive ar­eas. You have ideas for mak­ing money and in­sur­ing se­cu­rity. Now is a good time for fi­nan­cial plan­ning and cor­re­spon­dence. Send a card to a per­son you know may not get much mail. A teen or pre­teen young­ster may be in­ter­ested in your ideas on fi­nan­cial gain and may join you in seek­ing ways to in­vest the small al­lowance or wages made around the home: good be­gin­nings.


This morn­ing is a time for day­dreams. Your imag­i­na­tion will be fo­cused on how things ought to be, rather than on re­al­ity as it is. You may tend to pur­chase or sell art and lux­ury items. You may want com­forts that are more phys­i­cal and seek to im­prove your ma­te­rial se­cu­rity through fi­nan­cial or busi­ness agree­ments. There may be some talk among co-work­ers about goals and changes in the or­der of work. You will spend a con­sid­er­able amount of time and ef­fort to im­prove fi­nances, prin­ci­pally through phys­i­cal or man­ual ac­tiv­ity. The de­sire for ma­te­rial suc­cess and con­sid­er­able mon­e­tary gain is great–talk of a raise is also in the air! An early evening drive with your loved one is en­joy­able and may be ben­e­fi­cial to you both.


Em­pha­size your per­son­al­ity, skill or pro­duc­tiv­ity–not your fool­ish­ness or reck­less dar­ing. You have a good chance to im­prove your level of ed­u­ca­tion and your com­mu­ni­ca­tions or for­eign lan­guage skills. Your place of busi­ness will be will­ing to help you com­plete or con­tinue your ed­u­ca­tional plans. You should make every ef­fort, how­ever, to find out what pay­backs are nec­es­sary. Your ac­cess to ideas, in­for­ma­tion, goods and ser­vices im­proves. Let­ters and short trips can be im­mensely en­joy­able and re­ward­ing. The time is fa­vor­able for study­ing, teach­ing, lec­tur­ing, writ­ing and pub­lish­ing. Avoid in­tel­lec­tual prej­u­dices con­cern­ing per­sonal re­li­gious, philo­soph­i­cal, cul­tural or ed­u­ca­tional views. Con­sider travel ideas.


There may be ro­man­tic or mar­i­tal op­por­tu­ni­ties through work. This also may be some op­por­tu­nity to help a co-worker with his or her plans to marry. This af­ter­noon you will find your­self in the mid­dle of pro­duc­tive work. You are suc­cess­ful at your job and oth­ers ap­pre­ci­ate your at­ten­tion to your work. On the way home this af­ter­noon you may find errands and chores fill up your time. You are sym­pa­thetic and well-dis­posed to loved ones and think of them fondly when shop­ping for gifts or vis­its. Try to keep a mea­sure of ob­jec­tiv­ity; we all need to learn and this is also a gift you can give . . . To qui­etly watch and wait and help when needed. This evening prom­ises to of­fer ex­cit­ing and cre­ative times be­tween part­ners!


You feel very good about your­self to­day and oth­ers tend to sup­port your self-con­fi­dence. If you en­joy your work, this is a good day to ex­pand your hori­zons. If you con­sider your job lit­tle more than drudgery, this is a good time to be­gin a va­ca­tion, ex­pe­ri­ence new plea­sures or change your rou­tine. The plan­e­tary en­er­gies en­cour­age you to­ward warmth and af­fec­tion–you at­tract oth­ers. Although it is easy for you to make good im­pres­sions to­day–when meet­ing new peo­ple, you should greet them eye-to­eye. In ex­ist­ing re­la­tion­ships, your nat­u­ral af­fec­tion could be put to good use in or­der to undo ten­sions with friends or loved ones. In ad­di­tion to the per­sonal as­pects, fi­nan­cial ar­range­ments are fa­vor­able, es­pe­cially ne­go­ti­a­tions for at­tain­ing funds.


Your am­bi­tion is dom­i­nant this morn­ing and you have the en­thu­si­asm to ac­com­plish much. You may run into se­vere op­po­si­tion from oth­ers, if you push too hard–care­ful. How you han­dle the cir­cum­stances hap­pen­ing now will de­ter­mine whether you use this time to your ben­e­fit. Make sure other projects are com­pleted be­fore go­ing ahead with new ones. Take great pains to re­spect oth­ers and you should be able to achieve your ob­jec­tives. You have an in­ter­est in new or novel forms of ar­chi­tec­ture, food and do­mes­tic prod­ucts and ser­vices. This af­ter­noon is a time of greater emo­tional sen­si­tiv­ity as un­con­scious mem­o­ries are stim­u­lated. You may de­velop strong psy­chic ties with the fam­ily. A fam­ily mem­ber might en­joy re­view­ing old fam­ily recipes.


Greater po­lit­i­cal or pro­fes­sional se­cu­rity is pos­si­ble now. Im­por­tant is­sues con­cern­ing pub­lic cred­i­bil­ity, cor­po­rate ethics, prod­uct safety and se­cret or sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion come to your at­ten­tion. You may want to im­prove or re­make the power struc­ture and strate­gies of your pro­fes­sion. You may have in­creased deal­ings with cor­po­rate busi­ness and mat­ters re­lated to joint fi­nances, cor­po­rate money, shares and taxes. You will be achiev­ing clear com­mu­ni­ca­tions in how you want to pro­ceed. You can present im­por­tant ideas to­day with­out the fear of be­ing mis­un­der­stood. As such, pre­sen­ta­tions, lec­tures and teach­ing con­tracts are fa­vor­able. It is good you can de­ci­pher a prob­lem quickly as you will need your quick-think­ing tal­ents.


New ideas come eas­ily to you now. Can you turn some of these into mon­ey­mak­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties do not ag­gra­vate oth­ers un­nec­es­sar­ily, es­pe­cially with your own en­thu­si­asm just now. Ap­ply your men­tal ef­fort to stud­ies or con­struc­tive talk. At­tend to any longneeded car re­pairs. You may de­sire greater so­cial pres­tige now. You are in­clined to be more am­bi­tious for ma­te­rial wealth and sta­tus. Tech­ni­cal or ex­per­i­men­tal mat­ters are high­lighted. There are ac­tiv­i­ties com­ing up with groups and or­ga­ni­za­tions, or en­ter­tain­ment with friends. You may vol­un­teer some of your time for a po­lit­i­cal cause or an ideal. Avoid ex­trav­a­gance or overex­tend­ing your­self fi­nan­cially. Sud­denly it seems your dreams are ma­te­ri­al­iz­ing.

LEO 23 JUL – 22 AUG

Ex­pect your emo­tions to be deep and pow­er­fully felt this morn­ing. You will not like the su­per­fi­cial­ity; go­ing with the flow may take ef­fort. You will be dig­ging for truth and seek­ing root causes, es­pe­cially in your pro­fes­sion. You have great op­por­tu­ni­ties for lead­er­ship with­out un­pleas­ant du­ties or re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. You can de­velop a more in­de­pen­dent life­style. Self-im­prove­ment and the in­flu­ence of those around you can go along ed­u­ca­tional, re­li­gious, philo­soph­i­cal or cul­tural lines. You may sched­ule in some travel for this week or do busi­ness over a dis­tance. A re­cent dream may re­quire care­ful anal­y­sis. Con­sider pur­chas­ing a good dream guide and use your own flaw­less in­tu­ition to make sense of the mes­sages you might un­cove.

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