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Events make it dif­fi­cult to make good de­ci­sions con­cern­ing ca­reer and life di­rec­tion– pa­tience. Self-dis­ci­pline and a sense of self-worth be­come im­por­tant is­sues in your life as a new phase be­gins. A fear of as­sert­ing your­self can hold you back–as can com­ing on too strong. The trick is learn­ing to make the most of your per­sonal tal­ents and abil­i­ties and work­ing within your lim­i­ta­tions in­stead of feel­ing hemmed in by them. Co-work­ers are com­pat­i­ble and could give good ad­vice with­out even re­al­iz­ing it–lis­ten to and ob­serve the things that are hap­pen­ing around you. Let your wor­ries go this evening. Tonight you may earnestly try to be­gin a new habit and also in­volve the fam­ily. This could in­clude hav­ing the evening meal to­gether, of­ten.


This is a very good day for job-re­lated events. Oth­ers value you for your abil­ity to make prac­ti­cal de­ci­sions con­cern­ing group is­sues. You have a nat­u­ral sense of what would please the most dif­fi­cult client. Clear de­ci­sions af­fect­ing oth­ers could be made now. Chal­leng­ing au­thor­ity and striv­ing for suc­cess are on your agenda but you are smart and care­ful to phrase your words care­fully–higher-ups want to please you. Prop­erly di­rected, am­bi­tion is a pow­er­ful mo­ti­va­tion and re­sults in great achieve­ment with recog­ni­tion. You could be most per­sua­sive with oth­ers and elo­quent in speech and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The sit­u­a­tion is a nat­u­ral for self-ex­pres­sion and lends it­self to your par­tic­u­lar ideas. A good con­ver­sa­tion with those you love is pos­si­ble tonight.


Busi­ness travel has pos­i­tive as­pects this win­ter. Al­low the mo­men­tum to carry you into broader ca­reer hori­zons and make your­self avail­able to growth op­tions. The key spot in your per­son­al­ity and cir­cum­stances is your mind–the world of ideas and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Oth­ers may chal­lenge your ideas but this ei­ther sends you back to the be­gin­ning of your project or gives you new op­por­tu­ni­ties. You could eas­ily be­come car­ried away with your view or ex­pla­na­tion of things. In or­der to stay within the con­fines of being taste­ful or so­phis­ti­cated, pay at­ten­tion to the re­sponse of oth­ers when you com­mu­ni­cate. Make ev­ery ef­fort to in­ter­act with fam­ily mem­bers tonight as you could be away from home for a few days. Loved ones en­joy your com­pany this evening.


This is a good day, with lots of en­ergy and am­bi­tion. This is the day to start new projects or push for­ward with those al­ready in mo­tion. You may en­joy a sense of cre­at­ing your own op­por­tu­ni­ties. A se­nior ad­vi­sor or some­one in au­thor­ity is mo­ti­vat­ing. You are at your most prac­ti­cal when it comes to deal­ing and work­ing with oth­ers. You know just what to do and can act with­out haste and emo­tion. You are called on to make use of your nat­u­ral abil­i­ties and com­mon sense to­day. Your in­ner re­sources and emo­tions are ac­cented. Ex­pect a sense of sup­port and good will from those around you. Ma­te­rial things and the whole con­cept of value take on more im­por­tance for you now. Fi­nan­cial se­cu­rity and en­joy­ing the finer things in life as­sume a high pri­or­ity.


Com­mu­ni­cat­ing and get­ting your mes­sage across to oth­ers is im­por­tant. No wor­ries . . . Your tim­ing should be per­fect and oth­ers should find you most spon­ta­neous. Mak­ing peace with the past, com­ing to terms with karmic debts–th­ese are some of the is­sues that you deal with as a new phase be­gins in your life. Fail­ure to face th­ese things can cause set­backs and put ob­sta­cles in your path. Learn to look be­yond the nar­rowly per­sonal and self­ish or you will get in over your head. A lit­tle ex­er­cise this evening can work off some of the frus­tra­tions you may have built up lately. No­tice na­ture’s new col­ors in and around your neigh­bor­hood. Tonight you may de­cide to bring some of your plants inside so as to care for them bet­ter–the herbs per­haps.


Look for cre­ative av­enues to re­solve workre­lated prob­lems and re­al­ize that you may have a chance to rec­tify a sit­u­a­tion that was pre­vi­ously out of con­trol. Be tol­er­ant if some­one’s ap­pear­ance or man­ners are a lit­tle rough. Hu­mor is the best de­fense against vul­gar­ity. This day brings with it op­por­tu­ni­ties to un­cover and find the truth in a con­fus­ing is­sue. An ac­tive at­ten­tion to your nu­tri­tional needs is im­por­tant. When you are un­der stress, it is im­por­tant to in­crease your level of cer­tain vi­ta­mins. Pay at­ten­tion to this need and if you find it nec­es­sary, learn about the sup­ple­ments that could be help­ful for bet­ter health, es­pe­cially if you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing any stress. Your home en­vi­ron­ment and friends get at­ten­tion this evening.


There are fa­vor­able changes hap­pen­ing. Any im­prove­ments or changes you want to make in the work­place will be suc­cess­ful. Char­i­ta­ble en­deav­ors can also be quite suc­cess­ful now. To­day through the end of this week is a great time to take some va­ca­tion time. If you are work­ing, oth­ers value your abil­ity to make prac­ti­cal de­ci­sions. You have a nat­u­ral sense of what the pub­lic wants. Clear de­ci­sions af­fect­ing oth­ers could be made now. Emo­tional se­cu­rity and a sense of be­long­ing and nur­tur­ing are is­sues felt in­stinc­tively. You may en­joy en­gag­ing views by ob­serv­ing a new bird or watch­ing a sun­set over the wa­ter . . . They kick-start the spirit and make you fall in love with life all over again. Get your pho­tog­ra­phy equip­ment in or­der–be pre­pared.


There is good for­tune com­ing to you as things open up in a very nat­u­ral way. Tremen­dous suc­cess in cre­ative ven­tures can pro­vide great sat­is­fac­tion and may even bring fi­nan­cial re­wards. It is easy to see which path is the one to take. Op­por­tu­ni­ties flour­ish and you may find your­self want­ing and able to do al­most any­thing. Your work or ca­reer is in real har­mony with the rest of your life. You could gain from young peo­ple dur­ing this time. Emo­tional se­cu­rity and a sense of be­long­ing and nur­tur­ing are felt in­stinc­tively. Your pop­u­lar­ity soars this whole week. Your home en­vi­ron­ment, friends and sur­round­ings in gen­eral be­come un­com­pli­cated and re­ceive en­cour­age­ment. Love re­la­tion­ships can be rather fiery, but en­joy­able.


Al­though you shy away from chal­lenges, you can­not es­cape fac­ing a few of them. Chal­lenges help us grow and learn­ing about our­selves im­proves our prob­lem-solv­ing skills–to­day may be chal­leng­ing. You have the mind of a lawyer, al­ways able to size up a prob­lem and come up with a so­lu­tion. Us­ing your mind to ne­go­ti­ate ob­sta­cles and han­dle dilem­mas, yours or those of oth­ers, is a great tal­ent. You have a nat­u­ral abil­ity to guide and lead oth­ers through the hur­dles and has­sles of life. You could be very much in de­mand as a coun­selor. It is re­ward­ing for you to solve prob­lems. Any pro­fes­sional ad­vice you might need is avail­able for you to­day. You could dis­cover your­self through creativ­ity and self-ex­pres­sion dur­ing this time.

LEO 23 JUL – 22 AUG

Re­sist the temp­ta­tion to ex­ag­ger­ate–you could dam­age your cred­i­bil­ity. This may be most im­por­tant when giv­ing lec­tures or when teach­ing young peo­ple. Ex­er­cise au­thor­ity in mod­er­a­tion–there are en­er­gies avail­able now that make it pos­si­ble to get your mes­sage over to oth­ers in a new style of pre­sen­ta­tion. This could be books, a re­ward sys­tem or some other way you have dis­cov­ered lately. You can win ev­ery­one over to your view­point with your ex­cep­tional per­sua­sive skill. This af­ter­noon you might en­joy shopping for new clothes or some nec­es­sary items and meet­ing fam­ily mem­bers at a restau­rant in the evening. There are mak­ings in the works for a re­laxed, en­joy­able evening. Ex­per­i­ment with as­tral pro­jec­tion be­fore nod­ding off to sleep.


You may re­al­ize that there is a need for bal­ance in your life. You could be work­ing too hard or some­one’s joke may cause you to re­al­ize that it has been a long time since you ex­pe­ri­enced some real belly laugh­ter. You may find it dif­fi­cult to be spon­ta­neous or to get away from rou­tine and do some­thing dif­fer­ent. You may also find it nec­es­sary to make some changes in or­der to cre­ate more of a bal­ance in your life. When you do en­act a change, it is al­ways at the deep­est level and af­fects every­thing else in your life as well. This is good time for change, es­pe­cially if you are aim­ing for any type of ed­u­ca­tion or job change. Elim­i­nate some of the things that do not serve a pur­pose for you any­more. Note–a char­ity would ap­pre­ci­ate your dis­carded clothes.


Your thoughts may un­dergo some change. There is a nat­u­ral sense of growth and de­vel­op­ment, but there is also the strong foun­da­tion for lead­er­ship. Con­cen­trat­ing and get­ting down to the es­sen­tial ideas are easy. Deep and pen­e­trat­ing con­ver­sa­tions, par­tic­u­larly with a group or in re­la­tion to your sit­u­a­tion, may be in or­der. Oth­ers could seek you out for your psy­cho­log­i­cal in­sight and un­der­stand­ing. You will find an un­ex­pected boost in the way you think, speak or write. Com­mu­ni­ca­tions are un­com­pli­cated and con­nec­tions of all kinds, news and so on, are fur­thered–of­ten at the ex­pense of es­tab­lished or­der. The en­er­gies are good for any changes you may want to make in your en­vi­ron­ment: dig­ging a well, plant­ing a gar­den, etc.

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