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There is in­creased work re­spon­si­bil­ity now. You may have to re­ally strug­gle to main­tain the pace you have set for your­self. You may even be sur­prised to find you have been much more pro­duc­tive than you thought. Par­tic­i­pat­ing in com­mu­nity re­li­gious, ed­u­ca­tional or cul­tural gath­er­ings can be very re­ward­ing. You mix well with lots of per­son­al­i­ties and you en­joy getting to know peo­ple and you en­cour­age oth­ers to come and visit with you in your home. You can im­prove your liv­ing con­di­tions and fam­ily fi­nances. It may be time to think about mov­ing to a big­ger house or mak­ing ad­di­tions and im­prove­ments to your liv­ing quar­ters, or buy­ing new fur­ni­ture. Don’t be sur­prised if you have to spend more money than you had an­tic­i­pated.


Ev­ery­one is sub­jected to un­ex­pected con­di­tions and dis­rup­tions that can cause ten­sion– this may be your day, but you prob­a­bly would not have it any other way. Chal­lenges are ex­cit­ing! Care­ful, how­ever, you or a team part­ner could be sub­ject to tem­per­a­men­tal out­bursts. New peo­ple are stim­u­lat­ing and en­er­getic but may re­quire you to ex­er­cise more pa­tience than usual. All of this ex­cite­ment and stim­u­la­tion puts you in the mood for some re­lax­ation this af­ter­noon. If you are ac­tive in some form of cre­ative writ­ing, you might play with the idea of life les­sons through your writ­ing. A news­pa­per or mag­a­zine publisher might want to pub­lish your work. The en­er­gies around this time are the ten­dency to ex­ag­ger­ate–care­ful.


If you are as­so­ci­ated with an or­ga­ni­za­tion, you may need to re­align your fo­cus on those things that are im­por­tant to the group. Neigh­bor­hood or­ga­ni­za­tions, work­ing groups, friends and busi­ness as­so­ci­ates will put pres­sure on you to con­form to their goals. If you are work­ing on per­sonal or so­cial prob­lems, this is the time to get to the root is­sues. Su­per­fi­cial ex­pla­na­tions will not suf­fice and you will be in­clined to dig deeply. You may be de­ter­mined to make more money and ac­quire more wealth. Im­proved re­source­ful­ness and ma­te­rial val­ues can lead to bet­ter fi­nan­cial se­cu­rity. Now is a good time to hunt for bar­gains, store use­ful goods, pay debts and in­vest. Use your money wisely and al­low oth­ers to share in the ex­penses.


Credit for at­ten­tion to de­tail is pos­si­ble and may lead to an in­creased salary. Your goals now are mod­est and well de­fined. This pe­riod brings op­por­tu­ni­ties for re­gen­er­a­tion through per­sonal power. It will be quite easy to bring about the changes you want and you should use this abil­ity to ben­e­fit your­self and oth­ers. Pro­fes­sional suc­cess is close and you will en­joy con­sid­er­able at­ten­tion for your hard work. This is the per­fect time to do fo­cused and de­tailed men­tal work, though you may re­sist rou­tine tasks. Your at­ten­tion to de­tail makes this per­fect for work­ing out ne­go­ti­a­tions. Take care of your health and see to it that you have up­dated your yearly med­i­cal ap­point­ments. Now would be an ex­cel­lent time to be­gin an ex­er­cise rou­tine . . . Don’t show off!


To­day is fa­vor­able for en­ter­prises in the tech­nol­ogy and en­ter­tain­ment fields. Your so­cial life can be happy and stim­u­lat­ing. You meet in­ter­est­ing, dy­namic peo­ple and may en­joy new ro­man­tic op­por­tu­ni­ties. It is a good time to be in­de­pen­dent and orig­i­nal in your ac­tiv­i­ties. Friends are gen­er­ally co­op­er­a­tive, kind and con­sid­er­ate. You have in­creased self-con­fi­dence to try new things that are dar­ing, un­usual and in­ven­tive to pur­sue your goals for greater in­de­pen­dence. It is a time of change, stim­u­lat­ing friends and new ac­quain­tances. You can in­cor­po­rate ed­u­ca­tional, re­li­gious, pro­fes­sional or cul­tural val­ues into your self-ex­pres­sion and per­sonal re­la­tion­ships. To­day will be busy and stim­u­lat­ing for you. Your cu­rios­ity is el­e­vated.


You may be con­scious of ev­ery flaw around you this day. How­ever, you can see the good as well. Work on any task that re­quires con­cen­tra­tion and pre­ci­sion. Try to avoid work­ing on the big pic­ture as you are much too de­tail ori­ented to ef­fec­tively make grand de­signs. Spend some time with a friend this af­ter­noon to share and gain in­sight from each other. Your short-term goals are com­ing along very well. It is time now to con­sider the longterm goals. List a few things that you can do now to help push you in that di­rec­tion. Your cu­rios­ity is aroused and you will tend to fo­cus on pur­suits that bring new aware­ness and un­der­stand­ing. Self-dis­ci­pline is the im­por­tant pat­tern to de­velop. This evening you might en­joy sub­jects that in­clude the oc­cult or meta­physics.


You may tend to de­sire greater free­dom and ex­cite­ment in your work. You may be­come in­volved in union or group ac­tiv­i­ties. The new tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion in the work en­vi­ron­ment brings you a great op­por­tu­nity to ad­vance your skills. New ad­vances in tech­nol­ogy add a lit­tle ex­cite­ment and open up all sorts of op­por­tu­ni­ties in the pro­fes­sional field. You find your health sta­tus is im­prov­ing and so are your fam­ily mat­ters. Peo­ple you have not been in com­mu­ni­ca­tion with tend to call you this week. To­day is a day you find your­self on the phone a great deal of the time. This evening is a fa­vor­able time for spend­ing time with a hobby–art, mu­sic and writ­ing. You and a friend may de­cide that this is a good time to take a class related to mu­sic.


With ma­ture self-re­spect, you are able to sta­bi­lize and han­dle your of­fice re­spon­si­bil­i­ties suc­cess­fully. You can sim­plify and or­ga­nize your du­ties with ad­min­is­tra­tive au­thor­ity. Su­pe­ri­ors tend to ap­prove of your ca­pa­bil­i­ties and plans. You will have no prob­lems with in­tri­cate and de­tailed work; in fact, this time prac­ti­cally de­mands that you work in this way. You can win a pro­mo­tion or pub­lic recog­ni­tion. Your skills can re­ceive at­ten­tion from peo­ple in high po­si­tions and the pub­lic. You have ex­tra time to work hard to im­prove your ca­reer and so­cial sta­tus. Be re­spon­si­ble. Do not over­re­act to any so­cial slight or tell off the boss in a fit of anger. You have great op­por­tu­ni­ties for lead­er­ship with­out un­pleas­ant du­ties or re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.


This mon­day a new per­son in the work­place has your at­ten­tion. You in­tro­duce your­self and dis­cover you know one or two of the same peo­ple. A new friend­ship is grow­ing. You may work in the tech­ni­cal area of your pro­fes­sion and find lit­tle time to visit with any­one, but lunch can be ar­ranged with this new per­son. This can be a pro­gres­sive pe­riod of un­ex­pected and fa­vor­able change, bring­ing you a greater choice of in­de­pen­dent ac­tiv­i­ties. Your in­tu­itive and in­ven­tive en­er­gies are steady and the time is fa­vor­able for all tech­no­log­i­cal and hu­man­i­tar­ian en­ter­prises. Friends and col­leagues tend to give you their ap­proval and busi­ness af­fairs go smoothly. Pos­i­tive changes can emerge from con­fu­sion, of­fer­ing you more free­dom, sta­bil­ity and leisure.

LEO 23 JUL – 22 AUG

This can be a time of great per­sonal growth. New en­coun­ters and un­ex­pected and ex­cit­ing events that give you new in­sight are likely to take place. Sur­vival of the fittest rings true. Get in shape us­ing some old-fash­ioned ex­er­cise. In­cor­po­rate a work­out into your daily rou­tine. You may de­sire lead­er­ship among friends or in or­ga­ni­za­tions, as you set your sights on new and orig­i­nal goals. Your op­ti­mistic at­ti­tude and self-re­spect open the door for growth and so­cial ex­pan­sion. Serv­ing your fam­ily is very re­ward­ing. Cook up a big meal with a smile. Put time and en­thu­si­asm into achiev­ing and en­joy the feel­ing of to­geth­er­ness.


You will most likely feel op­ti­mistic and cheer­ful in the work­place. With a lit­tle self-dis­ci­pline, this time is likely to be a good one for you. You must take care not to go over­board or over­reach your grasp–be­com­ing overzeal­ous could lead to prob­lems later. You are learn­ing to cre­ate a good bal­ance to your life. Pro­fes­sional choices, spir­i­tual choices, ex­tracur­ric­u­lar choices and giving a lit­tle of your spe­cial tal­ent to oth­ers makes for a very pleas­ant and ful­filled self. Some of your quiet time may in­volve some time with a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment or fa­vorite hobby. A top med­i­cal jour­nal has your at­ten­tion this evening and there is much discussion with fam­ily about food and what a per­son needs at dif­fer­ent ages re­gard­ing vi­ta­mins and sup­ple­ments.


You can ex­pand your sense of so­cial be­long­ing in the work­place. Per­haps you are a very good real-es­tate per­son or per­haps you sculp­ture hair or are a de­signer or you might per­form any other num­ber of ser­vices. At times, you find open-minded ac­cep­tance of your ideas, par­tic­u­larly along tech­ni­cal, ex­per­i­men­tal, in­tel­lec­tual or hu­man­i­tar­ian lines. You might con­sider a mem­ber­ship in a club, a group or some or­ga­ni­za­tion. Ben­e­fit can come through new friends and col­leagues as­so­ci­ated with univer­si­ties, churches, for­eign na­tion­al­i­ties and cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions. Be ready to back up your in­no­va­tive ideas and do not prom­ise more than you can de­liver. You may soon need to de­velop your per­sonal iden­tity more strongly through your own self-dis­ci­pline.

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