Astro Advice Weekly for August 11, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pay more attention to your relationships with others on the 11th and 12th. Whether it is a business or personal connection, what you do to keep it fresh and working well will make a difference. Look over contracts or your personal finances on the 13th and 14th, and make whatever adjustments are necessary to ensure that you can afford to follow your heart and plans. On the 15th and 16th, socializing, taking short trips and interacting with people from all walks of life will open your eyes to new ideas and ways to move forward with your own endeavors. Take it easy on the 17th, and do your best to avoid discord with a friend, relative or your lover. Moderation will be required.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): On the 11th and 12th, ask for favors if it will help you complete a task that's expected of you and you need assistance. Do the best job possible, even if it requires someone else's input. You will be torn between what you are being told and what you want to believe on the 13th and 14th. Take time to go over the facts before you make a decision that can alter your future. Step back if someone tries to push you in a direction you aren't sure you want to go on the 15th and 16th. Play it safe and avoid being sorry. On the 17th, enjoy the company of friends or take a short trip that will ensure you have fun and enhance a relationship that means a lot to you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Express your thoughts and feelings on the 11th and 12th. You will attract interest in your plans, but don't let anyone take over or what you want to see happen may be in jeopardy. Communication coupled with a unique and creative approach to what you do will be key when it comes to pursuing your professional goals on the 13th and 14th. Listen to what others want, and do your best to please the ones you love on the 15th and 16th. Open your home to friends and relatives or make room for a project you want to pursue. On the 17th, put more effort into your relationship with someone special or get out and meet someone new if you are single. Love is on the rise.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep your plans simple and easy to accomplish on the 11th and 12th. Avoid emotional matters that can cost you time and stand between you and your productivity. Mingle with people who have something to offer on the 13th and 14th. Sharing your ideas will help you expand on an idea or concept you want to pursue. Love is in the stars, and romance should be part of your plan. A change in the way you do a job will attract interest or controversy on the 15th and 16th. Lean toward the positive and you will find a way to excel with your plans. Be careful when it comes to love or your personal relationships on the 17th. Disappointment is likely if you aren't attentive.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Additional responsibilities can be expected on the 11th and 12th, but so will rewards if you don't complain and do the best you can to complete whatever task is required of you. Problems at home will develop on the 13th and 14th if you cannot agree to the way you want to move forward with projects, money matters or joint ventures. Don't get angry -- just find solutions. On the 15th and 16th, going to a new place or trying a new hobby will help cheer you up. Getting away can do wonders for your outlook and spark new ideas. On the 17th, take care of pressing matters before someone you must deal with makes decisions for you that are likely to cause disharmony.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Broaden your perspective through the interactions you have with people from different backgrounds on the 11th and 12th. What you learn will help you become more diverse in the way you use your skills. Show others what you are capable of doing on the 13th and 14th, and you will leave an impression that will lead to greater opportunities. Romance is on the rise, and taking action will enhance your love life. Keep your personal thoughts and desires a secret on the 15th and 16th. Someone is likely to misinterpret your feelings. Plan to have some fun on the 17th. Prepare to expand and develop your plans to include the people who bring you the most joy.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do what you can to be of help on the 11th and 12th. Don't mix business with pleasure or let emotional situations blow out of control. Put greater emphasis on striving for equality in your relationships and finding workable solutions. What you do to ensure your job or position is secure will pay off on the 13th and 14th. Not everyone will be happy with your competitive, determined approach, but it will help you excel. Interact with friends and join in events and activities in your community that will bring you closer to your roots on the 15th and 16th. On the 17th, proceed with caution when dealing with personal issues that can result in unexpected unwanted alterations.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): On the 11th and 12th, take off for a destination that will expand your knowledge or spark your interest in something or someone who can make a difference to the way you move forward. Set your work ethic high on the 13th and 14th. The progress you make will bring you great satisfaction and all sorts of new ways in which you can utilize your skills and talents. Ask questions if something doesn't appear to be quite right on the 15th and 16th. Once you have a better understanding, you will be able to contribute to achieving greater success. A trip will help you rejuvenate and gain greater perspective on a personal situation you face on the 17th.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): On the 11th and 12th, re-evaluate your current position, and you'll come up with a good plan that will help you gravitate toward people and jobs you feel comfortable with. Take a closer look at any joint ventures you are involved in on the 13th and 14th. Make sure equality remains and that there is no dishonesty going on between you and those you are dealing with. On the 15th and 16th, focus on your status, reputation and building better friendships with people with whom you share common interests. Expect to face opposition on the 17th if you decide to make changes at home or that will affect a neighbor or your community in a negative way.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your best option will pay big dividends on the 11th and 12th. Get involved and make a point to indulge in deals that can expand your network. Partnerships will play an important role in your life on the 13th and 14th. Whether it is a personal or professional connection, you must keep communication open to avoid any surprise last-minute alterations that might disrupt your plans. Take care of any matters that have legal, medical or financial implications on the 15th and 16th. It's better to be safe than sorry. Focus on personal partnerships on the 17th. Whether nurturing a relationship you cherish or looking for love, you will find joy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Implement changes if you feel they are necessary on the 11th and 12th. You have to protect your interests and your position, regardless of what others do. Follow your instincts and your heart. Be cautious with whom you share your thoughts ideas and plans on the 13th and 14th. Someone will use the information you offer against you in order to prosper. On the 15th and 16th, form good relationships with people who have something to offer in return. Your ability to take something common and turn it into something special will help you prosper. Rely on your past experience and those you know you can trust in order to get ahead on the 17th.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Offer your ideas to the universe on the 11th and 12th, and you will attract interest. A contract or money deal will develop through a partnership you form with someone who is meticulous and hardworking. Gather all the information you can that will help you expand your plans on the 13th and 14th. A trip to meet with someone sharing your beliefs or concepts will lead to greater opportunities. Don't be too quick to share your findings or successes on the 15th and 16th. A last-minute change may make you look bad. On the 17th, take on a challenge that will test your skills and your mental ability -- it will prepare you for bigger and better projects in the near future.

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