Astro Advice Weekly for July 28, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): On the 28th, think matters through before you leap into action. Nothing will be as it appears, and tempers must be kept in check. Rely on your past experience to help guide you in matters pertaining to how you earn your living and getting along with those you work with or who have authority. Observation will be required if you are to make wise choices regarding relationships and job-related politics. Keep communications open on the 1st and 2nd, and ask direct questions. Timely gestures based on research will help you avoid conflict. On the 3rd, avoid arguments that have the potential to end in injury or emotional discord.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get involved in community and family events on the 28th, but be cautious while traveling or if emotional issues arise. Diplomacy will be required. Take the initiative to make a difference to people you care about who need assistance on the 29th, 30th and 31st. Your concern and desire to find solutions will impress someone special and enhance your personal life. Don't jeopardize your position in order to appease someone trying to make you feel guilty on the 1st and 2nd. Size up the situation and do what makes the most sense to you. Take care of family matters on the 3rd, and make plans that please the ones you love. A little extra effort will go a long way. Live in the moment.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Rethink any notion you have to get in touch or revisit a relationship from your past on the 28th. Deception and disillusionment are likely to surface. Get back to basics on the 29th, 30th and 31st. Re-evaluate the skills you have, and you'll find new ways to put them to good use. Creativity coupled with desire will result in positive professional changes. Don't let your emotions interfere with your position, status or the direction you take to improve your earning potential on the 1st and 2nd. On the 3rd, make a move or discuss new possibilities with someone who interests you. A partnership will help you reach your goals.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be wary of anyone asking for help on the 28th. You are likely to be taken for granted or taken advantage of if you are made to feel sorry for someone. Do what you can to spruce up your surroundings on the 29th, 30th and 31st. Redecorating, making a residential move or exploring ways to utilize your space more efficiently will lift your spirits. Take care of your personal health and wellness on the 1st and 2nd. Problems due to minor injury or mishaps must be monitored. View your situation with honesty and openness. Incorporate a stress-relieving change. Emotions will mount on the 3rd, and putting your energy into an important relationship will help dissipate anxiety.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Choices will not be as easy to make as you hope on the 28th. Take your time -- impulsive decisions will lead to trouble. Keep your emotions tucked away in a safe place on the 29th, 30th and 31st. Letting the way you feel influence your work or a commitment you have made will end up costing you personally and professionally. Take time out to reflect. Look at all the angles of a cause, group or organization you are considering assisting before making a pledge on the 1st and 2nd. Deception is apparent. Money matters should be your prime concern on the 3rd. Protect your assets and go over any contracts, legalities or financial settlements in detail.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your wallet tucked away in a safe place on the 28th. Impulse purchases or donations will leave you short due to an unexpected expense. Getting together with people you find interesting will open your eyes to new possibilities on the 29th, 30th and 31st. Expand your interests by researching something that you think you might be able to turn into a lucrative endeavor. On the 1st and 2nd, rely on the people and organizations you've been able to trust in the past to give you sound advice. Schedule a little romance and your love life will improve. On the 3rd, enjoy getting together with someone special and sharing plans that will help change your life for the better.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Ease into conversations on the 28th. Listen carefully, and pick and choose your words wisely. A change in the way someone treats you -- or vice versa -- is apparent. Look at your financial situation on the 29th, 30th and 31st, and make whatever adjustments are necessary. It's important to protect your assets as well as your health and well-being. Don't allow anyone to pressure you into something you don't want to do. Talk to someone you trust and mull over your options on the 1st and 2nd. Offering assistance to others will ensure that you get the same in return. Stay calm on the 3rd. Refuse to let anyone distract you or make you feel guilty for following your own path.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Jump in and participate on the 28th. Your contribution to whatever you do or pursue will raise your profile and help you make the connections you require to follow your dreams. Put greater emphasis on partnerships on the 29th, 30th and 31st. Communication will lead to decisions and solid plans for the future. Love is on the rise, and you can enrich an important relationship. Greater prosperity is apparent. Go over your personal papers on the 1st and 2nd, and make sure you have everything in order before you make an investment or sign a legal document. Explore new places and pastimes on the 3rd. Travel plans or working to improve your surroundings will enhance your life.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep moving on the 28th. Participate and get to know new people. The connection you make will lead to greater possibilities and prosperity. Revisit your plans on the 29th, 30th and 31st, and consider your motives before you get involved in something for the wrong reason. Making changes can help you get your finances back in order, but the alterations must be made in good faith. An emotional partnership will take a couple of twists and turns on the 1st and 2nd. Move forward openly and honestly. An impulsive expenditure on the 3rd will leave you in an awkward financial position. You don't have to spend in order to impress others.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Property deals and personal investments made on the 28th will improve your prospects for future gains. Partnerships and commitments will be beneficial. On the 29th, 30th and 31st, fixing up your residence or improving the way you live will help you ease your stress, allowing you greater freedom to pursue the things you really want to do. Concerns regarding someone you work with or one of your pets can be expected on the 1st and 2nd. Prepare to make a change or to visit an unusual destination to fix any problems that surface. Spend time with someone special on the 3rd. Nurturing an important relationship will result in emotional benefits.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may want to check out different ways to bring in more cash on the 28th. A change in the way you do things or approach an opportunity will bring good results. Stick close to home on the 29th, 30th and 31st. Problems while traveling or in conversations with friends, relatives or neighbors will arise if you are stubborn or don't agree with the way something is being done. On the 1st and 2nd, looking back will help you move forward with greater ease, comfort and reassurance. Eliminate what hasn't worked for you in the past. What you learn on the 3rd will help you regain your strength and courage to try something new and to diversify your skills, knowledge and experience.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Concentrate the things you enjoy doing most and the people who bring you the most happiness on the 28th. You will learn through observation. On the 29th, 30th and 31st, you'll discover how to use your personal attributes better if you take part in networking events or you socialize with people who share your creative interests. There is money to be made by connecting with the right partner. On the 1st and 2nd, don't let an emotional issue at home stand between you and your goals. Express your desires and keep moving. Live in the moment on the 3rd. Pamper and play, and you will ease your stress and enhance your relationship with someone very special.

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