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Your work gets si­mul­ta­ne­ously more chal­leng­ing and more cre­ative over the next two months, and by the end of Au­gust you’ll have a prize to show for your ded­i­ca­tion. Loved ones will have in­ter­est­ing propo­si­tions in Septem­ber. You won’t re­gret what you do, only what you don’t do, so be ad­ven­tur­ous in your choices. Libra and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky num­bers are: 9, 44, 42, 30 and 15.

ARIES (March 21-April 19).

Once the drama stirs up, you’re sunk. If you de­fend your­self too well, you look guilty. If you don’t, there will be re­grets. The best de­fense is preven­tion. Don’t let con­ver­sa­tions drift into dan­ger­ous wa­ters. Stay in con­trol.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20).

Your at­ten­tion is a trea­sured gift, but your ne­glect is not a ter­ri­ble in­sult. It’s just that you can’t fo­cus on ev­ery­one at once. Be care­ful not to set up ex­pec­ta­tions you won’t want to or be able to ful­fill.

GEM­INI (May 21-June 21).

It’s a good thing you have quick re­flexes, be­cause you’ll need them in to­day’s dicey so­cial sce­nario. You might have to backpedal, pull your prover­bial foot out of your mouth, or jump in to save some­one from sure em­bar­rass­ment.

CAN­CER (June 22-July 22).

Your No. 1-pri­or­ity task will get done. The rest may not. So put the im­por­tant stuff first. What’s im­por­tant? It’s not a trick ques­tion. You know the an­swer; it’s just not the same one that another per­son wants you to choose.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).

The work will be much more pleas­ant when you have the right tools for the job. Do re­search. Get­ting this one right be­fore you even start will save you time, money and headaches.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).

If you’re too strict with your­self, you will surely rebel. Loosen up. Oth­er­wise you may find your­self crav­ing for­bid­den fruits (maybe ones you didn’t even know you liked!) in re­ac­tion to try­ing to be too per­fect.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).

The right­ness of an ac­tion makes you brave. You don’t even have to think about it. You dive in and do the nec­es­sary thing. The time to be fright­ened is not be­fore or dur­ing; it’s af­ter.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21).

Of course no one is re­ally bet­ter than another, but our egos have us flex­ing as though there’s some­thing at stake that can be won with an air of su­pe­ri­or­ity. You’ll re­ally win by go­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).

Pa­tience isn’t the most ex­cit­ing virtue, and there are many who don’t see its ap­peal. How­ever, those who have pa­tience can win the whole game just by avoid­ing the mis­takes that im­pa­tient peo­ple make.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).

To com­plain is to re­lease some ten­sion and per­haps gain the ac­knowl­edg­ment of a per­son who agrees. But this comes at a cost. Maybe the ten­sion is a good thing if it forces you to take ac­tion in­stead of com­plain.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18).

When a bee be­comes in­censed, it stings the of­fender and then shortly af­ter pays a price with his own life. Anger is not usu­ally as costly an emo­tion for hu­mans, and yet it’s still a good idea to de-es­ca­late con­flict.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20).

Just be­cause you’re not in step with the oth­ers doesn’t mean your tim­ing is off. Aware­ness is key here, be­cause you’re re­ally good at ad­just­ing to the pace of oth­ers when you want to. The ques­tion is, “Do you want to?”

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