Your Stars

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July 31 1965, Dur­ban 11h30 Sun sign: Leo

Moon sign: Virgo

Ris­ing sign: Scorpio

You’re so cre­ative, but your per­fec­tion­ism doesn’t al­low you to ap­pre­ci­ate any­thing you do. You have a good-for­tune cy­cle start­ing in Au­gust, so you don’t have much time to let your­self be a win­ner. You also don’t trust any­one enough to let them help you. You may need to re­lease the reins long enough to let some­one into your space. Your suc­cess is be­ing sab­o­taged by your need to con­trol. Since suc­cess is what you most want, you need to come up with a new plan. Start by trust­ing your­self to bring what­ever you need into your life. Then you’ll have no choice but to trust any­thing that ar­rives. Love is even harder since it re­quires even more trust. It will prob­a­bly take an­other year for you to get to a space where you’re ready to love – and be loved.


June 21 - Jul 22

Ca­reer shifts? Fab­u­lous fi­nan­cial news? A trans­for­ma­tion of your per­sonal look? It’s all hap­pen­ing as the plan­ets dash about chang­ing your life. No point re­sist­ing. There’s a new you emerg­ing and no one has any idea what to ex­pect. Not even you. Imag­ine your­self open­ing the doors to a new life — and stand­ing aside so it doesn’t have to fight its way past your mad­ness.


Jul 23 - Aug 22

The plan­ets have lost the plot and you’re won­der­ing how to hang on to yours. Don’t waste your time. The sto­ry­line has been scrapped and you get to rewrite it. Start with fam­ily and home. You could be mov­ing, ren­o­vat­ing or just fix­ing the parts that are fall­ing down. How­ever it works, you’re re­think­ing long-term plans. If you’re leav­ing the coun­try, ex­pect a few de­lays. If you’re mov­ing down the road, the trip will bring an oc­ca­sional hic­cup. Take your time.


Aug 23 - Sep 22

Feel­ing stuck? Not sur­pris­ing. Think of this as the calm be­fore the hur­ri­cane — which suits you fine as you pre­fer a slower pace. Use this time to sort out the do­mes­tic is­sues you’ve been ne­glect­ing. Fi­nances also need help. Use this week to stoke your cre­ative fires and re­think your dreams. You’ve been tak­ing your­self too se­ri­ously.


Sep 23 - Oct 22

You’re sen­si­tive enough to have tuned in to the forces of change, par­tic­u­larly in your love life. So, how are you plan­ning to re­spond? For a start, you’ll need more re­laxed mo­ments and less re­ac­tion to un­nec­es­sary stress. Then, at­ten­tion to bud­gets and in­vest­ments now will save you anx­i­ety later. Thirdly, it’s time to re­view the way you re­late to oth­ers. Those in­sane ex­pec­ta­tions must go.


Oct 23 - Nov 21

Un­ex­pected bat­tles with the lovers can es­ca­late, de­spite all your ef­forts to re­move your­self from the flames. How­ever, it’s no big deal. Love will al­ways win in the end. So say what you mean – as hon­estly as you can – and then go ahead and plan some­thing to cel­e­brate your ro­mance. Buy a punch­ing bag to beat out your in­evitable frus­tra­tions. Money’s go­ing fairly well; now trust your­self to plan a few fi­nan­cial moves.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 - Dec 21

Re­la­tion­ships are re­vert­ing to type. If you want change, now’s your chance. The al­ter­na­tive is re­sign­ing your­self to “that’s just the way it is”. The dif­fer­ence be­tween hap­pi­ness and res­ig­na­tion is courage. And dis­ci­pline. Nei­ther word fills your heart with glee. But look again: there’s power in those veins and ad­ven­ture in that soul.

CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20

This is a week of uncovered se­crets, al­tered rep­u­ta­tions, and a call to redo some­thing you thought was fin­ished. No point get­ting into an ego flip. Might as well calmly do what needs to be done and spend time re­build­ing your self-es­teem. There’s a rea­son for all this. Get help if you can’t fig­ure it out. Spend time alone. Ask your­self the im­por­tant ques­tions.


Jan 20 - Feb 18

Can you re­mem­ber when was the last time that you slept through­out the night? Or went to the movies? Or that you made your­self a steam­ing mug of hot choco­late? Sure, the de­mands of your ca­reer are in­tense and you’re be­ing asked to take charge of ar­eas that you’re not sure of. But your per­sonal needs are im­por­tant too. It’s time that you asked for help. Be­sides all that, your love planet is also want­ing you to play.


Feb 19 - Mar 20

If you’re ready for new love in your life, send sig­nals. Just make sure you know what you want and that your mes­sage is clear. You’re in for a won­der­ful, po­ten­tially long-term, ex­pe­ri­ence. But only if that’s what you re­ally need. Some­times an ex­cit­ing, short-term sparkle is all that’s re­quired to clear the cob­webs.


Mar 21 - April 19

It’s the health that needs at­ten­tion for a change. So eat right, ex­er­cise, don’t take on more than you can han­dle, don’t make prom­ises you can’t keep. Not only that, you’ve be­come so de­fen­sive, you’ve moved into frozen mode and no one can get near you. A bad idea. The thing is, if you say you want to be alone too of­ten, peo­ple will start to be­lieve you. And you know you’d hate that.


Apr 20 - May 20

It’s party time and the plan­ets have given you a few days off. So don’t fret if all the work dries up and you find your­self twid­dling your thumbs. But do keep a care­ful eye on the money. Also, don’t make any deals with any of your friends for at least two months — or there prom­ises to be a fight. If you need en­ter­tain­ment, open the door. There are loads of peo­ple out there who are just long­ing to keep you amused.


May 21 - June 20

Home life might be a bit iffy, but the gods of em­ploy­ment, learn­ing, new of­fers and an even­tual money plan are sav­ing their magic for you. Just as well. Money’s been play­ing games and will take at least an­other month to come right. Get your port­fo­lio re­newed. And thank the cos­mos in ad­vance — just to make sure.

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