Make an effort to keep all your promising avenues open in the coming months, especially with persons for whom you've done some big favors in the past. If they're hankering to repay you, they will need a direct route. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Usually you're a pretty good judge of character, yet for some reason you could be a bit gullible and taken in by a person pretending to be something that he or she isn't.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Show enthusiasm and be optimistic as possible, but also be realistic. Make sure any rose-colored outlook is founded upon a truly feasible premise.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If you're a "softie," your generous nature is likely to be imposed upon. Someone who picks up on this will try to manipulate you to his or her advantage.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your position with another is not as strong as you might want to lead yourself to believe. Take it slow and don't rely on the other party more than is warranted.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Be realistic about any problem that you have to deal with and know that it won't automatically take care of itself. Don't sweep it under the rug -- you might instead create a dust storm.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Why expose yourself to a large crowd that could easily bore you when you could be with a few good pals whom you always enjoy? You'll be happier with fun, close friends right now.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It's OK to focus more on the big picture rather than on its details, but in order to function effectively, you need to be cognizant of both.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You'd be wise not to try to keep up with friends who are able to spend far more than you can. If you find yourself along for the ride you might use funds that would be better saved.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- It's highly likely that you'll allow yourself to be influenced by a pal who has good salesmanship abilities but faulty judgment. You'll regret it if you let this person call the shots.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If you find yourself having an inclination to dominate conversations, remember, matters that may be significant to you are not of equal importance to your friends.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Guard against the urge to overindulge mentally, physically or financially. If you're participating with friends in something fun, don't cram all your high living into one experience.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Friends and close associates are aware of your recent accomplishments, so you should stop tooting your horn. The noise you produce will begin to sound sour.