Astro Advice Weekly for August 04, 2013

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Re-evaluate the way you feel about the business and personal relationships in your life on the 4th and 5th. A couple of changes will free up time, allowing you to pursue your dreams. On the 6th and 7th, a colleague will feed you some interesting ideas that will encourage you to pump up your skills and apply what you do well to other areas, services or moneymaking pursuits. Protect what you have worked so hard to accomplish on the 8th, 9th and 10th, and you will gain the respect of your peers and boost your confidence. A new option is likely to be offered that will help you choose a direction that is better suited to the changing economy. Discussions will be motivational.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't allow emotional situations to escalate on the 4th and 5th. Be prepared to back down or compromise if that's what it takes to keep the peace. Your ability to adapt will benefit you in the near future. Keep social activities simple and within your budget on the 6th and 7th. Taking on a creative project will help you develop a skill that can turn into a lucrative pastime. Believe in your abilities, and focus on what you can do, not what you cannot. On the 8th, 9th and 10th, an opportunity to mix business with pleasure will lead to some interesting opportunities that can help you move in a direction that appeared to be out of reach in the past. Romance is in the stars.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Check out vacation spots or travel, looking for things that spark your imagination or encourage you to expand your knowledge, expertise or friendships on the 4th and 5th. Adapt your living space to suit your upcoming projects or personal situation on the 6th and 7th. A change will motivate you to try harder to get ahead or to upgrade your status to a better lifestyle. Positive actions will be rewarded. Be careful when it comes to love, health and making wise personal choices on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Problems with children or a lover will develop, and deception and disillusionment will be due to ulterior motives. Get the facts before you take action.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Emotions will be difficult to control on the 4th and 5th. Put your energy into creative activities or love and romance, and you will bypass some of the anxiety that comes along with a strong Moon influencing your actions and responses. On the 6th and 7th, you may feel limited when it comes to what you feel you can do socially or with regard to your entertainment budget. Look for events or activities that don't cost money. A long walk with a friend, lover or pet will help ease stress. Home is where you'll want to be on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Plan an entertaining weekend with the people you love to spend time with most. Live, love and laugh.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do whatever it takes to protect your assets on the 4th and 5th. Enhance your surroundings or fix up areas at home that need adjusting to suit your current domestic situation. Emotional matters that stem from your past will surface on the 6th and 7th. It's important that you make whatever changes are required to improve your status or reputation -- personal or professionally. Embrace change and move forward. Spend time doing things that improve your knowledge, image or health on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Time spent pampering and striving to be your best will bring excellent results. Discuss your plans for the future with someone you want to spend more time with.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Participate in whatever interests you on the 4th and 5th. Your expertise and suggestions will win you favors when you need a helping hand. Love is on the rise, and doing things that will improve important relationships will bring good results. Stick to the rules on the 6th and 7th, and ask questions if you feel something or someone is crowding your space or limiting your ability to get ahead. A change in your financial situation will take you by surprise. Be careful how you distribute what you have accumulated. Put love at the top of your list on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Plan a trip or something special that will help you explore exciting new pastimes with someone special.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Problems will surface that have the potential to hurt your reputation on the 4th and 5th. Before you make a decision or speak up, be sure you have all the information required to make a sound judgment call. Do what you can for others on the 6th and 7th, but don't let anyone take advantage of you or take you for granted. It's important to form partnerships with people who have as much to contribute as you. Don't let what others do or say bother you on the 8th, 9th and 10th. It's important to remain calm and to follow a path that suits your needs and will take you where you want to go. If someone is pushy, back away. Protect your health and wellness.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't let personal matters or emotional issues come between you and your goals on the 4th and 5th. Follow your heart, regardless of what others want you to do. Put you first. On the 6th and 7th, showing emotions in work situations will make you appear inconsistent. Observe what's going on around you and think matters through before making an inappropriate statement that can lead to a dent in your reputation. Your ability, talent, desire and passion will lead to victory on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Make unusual changes to the way you approach projects and people, and you will gain momentum, interest and the support needed to advance.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make whatever changes you can to improve your home life on the 4th and 5th. Incorporate ideas and suggestions that will allow you to explore and develop services or skills that will lead to greater revenue. On the 6th and 7th, travel to destinations that allow you to explore different philosophies or lifestyles. Getting involved in community events can be eye-opening and make you realize that what you already have is OK. On the 8th, 9th and 10th, a problem, setback or mishap is likely while traveling or dealing with someone you have an emotional connection to. Stick to the facts and be truthful about the way you feel.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't let a change of heart cause worry or trouble on the 4th and 5th. Take a closer look, and you will see that the situation you are in is better then you think. Listen carefully and don't overreact. Contract, money, legal and health matters must be taken care of quickly on the 6th and 7th. Staying in control will ensure that you get the most and the best out of whatever deal you have going. Personal contracts and agreements are honored on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Making residential moves or fixing up your digs will improve your state of mind and ease your stress. Love is in the stars, and doing something special will bring you closer to someone you care about.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put your partnerships first on the 4th and 5th. Whether it's a personal or professional connection making your position and what you have to offer clear, it will help lead the way to a better relationship in the future. Emotional deception is apparent on the 6th and 7th with regard to how someone feels about you. Ask questions if you think you may be dealing with someone who has ulterior motives. Put more effort into a creative idea you have that can bring in extra cash. Working alongside others in order to help a cause or complete a challenge that will benefit your community or a friend will lead to greater opportunities and new friendships on the 8th, 9th and 10th.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): On the 4th and 5th, expect to be faced with changes that deal with your position or getting along with your peers or with someone you feel responsible for. Call in favors if it will help. Let past experience guide you on the 6th and 7th. Network or reach out to people you have worked with in the past -- doing so is likely to bring new and exciting proposals that can lead to long-term contracts and extra income. Love and romance are on the rise on the 8th, 9th and 10th. Do whatever it takes to please someone you love. Explore unique ways to improve your living situation or make a move that will bring you closer to personal goals you've been working toward.

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