Your Stars This Week by Stella Wilder

Your Stars This Week For July 12, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A shock to the system early in the week has you walking a very different path later on. No matter what road you take, you'll enjoy unusual benefits. (April 5-April 19) -- This is a good week for you to let someone call the shots -- at least until certain progressive trends have been established. Your reputation is in no danger.

TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Looking back, you'll likely be able to divide the week into two equal halves -- the first marked by a number of new questions, the second by inspired answers. (May 6-May 20) -- Now is the time for you to insist on being heard. What you have to say can benefit everyone within the sound of your voice, and you want the largest possible audience.

GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Keep slogging away; you'll surely have something to be proud of when all is said and done. Nothing may be easy this week, but it will all be worthwhile. (June 7-June 20) -- A loved one may surprise you this week with a pronouncement that seems to change everything. You'll soon realize, however, that it is nothing you haven't long expected.

CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You will want to dedicate yourself to getting work done as soon as possible after it is assigned this week. You want time to yourself later on! (July 8-July 22) -- A constant reminder of what you have at stake serves to keep you moving forward this week -- albeit at a slower pace than you had anticipated. You'll stay on track.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- A creative endeavor is met with opposition this week, but only because some people don't understand how you're going to make it happen. You have ways! (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- Thinking outside the box allows you to conceive solutions to certain problems that can serve you well in the future as well as now. You're shaping something new.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You'll be inspired this week by the story of one who tried and failed. Careful study of his or her defeat will show you how you can be victorious very soon. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- You may want to make a habit this week of being up and working before anyone else in the household. Such attention to both time and duties will serve everyone well.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You may be surprised to learn what someone has done to overcome a certain obstacle -- and this, in turn, will enable you to overcome one that you face. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- Pay little attention to what those around you are doing at this time, as they are not facing quite the same unusual circumstances as you are. Live your own life this week!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Your ability to play with words and get just the right effect will enable you to be more persuasive than anyone else this week. You attract followers. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Your ability to see through all manner of falsehoods and deceptions is widely known, but take care this week you don't fall prey to one who is unusually wily.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You'll learn something new this week that allows you to move forward with a much better outlook. You realize that yours is not a unique situation. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- You've reached the halfway point of a journey you hadn't planned to take -- but now that you've come this far, you're eager to see where the road ahead will take you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- You may butt heads this week with one who is not interested in following official policy. You must strive to reach some kind of compromise. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You must use time to your advantage this week. Watch the clock, and stick to the schedule you created for yourself when things were not as crazy as they are now. Progress may be slow.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're more interested in what you can learn from direct contact with others this week than in what you can from any book -- but such contact may be in short supply. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- Someone is looking out for you, but you mustn't make a big deal out of this fact. Trust that he or she is there, and go about your business; eyes front at all times!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- It's not like you to give up prematurely, but this week progresses in such a way that you are tempted to do just that. A friend helps you stay in the game. (March 6-March 20) -- Your desires are in direct conflict with your needs this week, and you may find that certain people in your company are not helping you walk the straight and narrow.