TIP FOR THE WEEK: Step back a pace and see where you have been before starting out on your next journey.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>VIRGO---EARTHAUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 22HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! You have a lot on your mind right now and think you have put all the pieces in place but change is on the way and there is really nothing you can do about it. For the time being, try to stay as flexible as possible and remain calm. Getting upset will not get you anything but perhaps an enemy or two. HINT: Watch your spending as money seems to seep between your fingers like water and at the end of the day you are amazed at just how quickly your wallet has emptied. LIBRA---AIRSEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 23Finally things are beginning to move in the right direction and after months of worry you can begin to relax. Money and finances continue to be your major source of concern, but here too things are starting to improve. This is a good week for contemplation rather than for action and think twice before you commit yourself either verbally or on paper. There are still a few points that need to be discussed and straightened out. HINT: A lot is going on behind the scenes and for now you need to stay in the background rather than center stage. SCORPIO---WATEROCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 21Not everything that people say are what is really in their heart and you will have to pick through all the words in order to get to the real meaning of what is going on. When in doubt, trust your intuition. You have been going through a rather rough patch lately, and now have a better understanding of who your real friends are. Lately you have begun to see the glass half full and your optimism is growing, slowly but surely. HINT: Plan to spend some quality time with a sibling. SAGITTARIUS---FIRENOVEMBER 22-DECEMBERThis is not the best week for setting up meetings, but if you double check your schedule as well as make detailed notes, you should do just fine. Old friends come back into your life and it will be up to you to decide whether or not you are interested in renewing the relationship. HINT: At work there is still one person who has underestimated your abilities and your strength. Stand back and be patient. In the end the truth will come forth and you will be back in the driver’s seat. CAPRICORN---EARTHDECEMBER 22-JANUARY 19Professionally, this is the time for putting your best foot forward. You know you are good at your job and soon many others will recognize just how valuable a team member you really are. It is time to begin paying attention to the little things—the things which have aggravated you in the past and the things which you have avoided dealing with. Now is the time to make a few minor changes in your attitude. You won’t be sorry. HINT: Don’t hurry—you’ve got time. AQUARIUS---AIRJANUARY 20-FEBRUARY 18This is a good time for you to reassess your finances and to make some changes in your spending. Even a small adjustment will make a significant difference. During the next few weeks you will look at your friendships in a new way, discovering some wonderful things about your friends that you had either overlooked or forgotten. HINT: Although you long to drop everything and buy that plane ticket, you know you can’t right now. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take little weekend trips. You’d be surprised how visiting family or friends in a neighboring city will do the trick. PISCES---WATERFEBRUARY 19-MARCHThis is not the time to step back or allow yourself to luxuriate in denial. Things are changing and the big surprise is that for you these changes are going to be for the good. Be patient and be aware of what is going on around you. You have plenty of time yet to make your move. This is not the week for opening a serious conversation with your partner and/or mate. That does not, however, mean that you should back away from a discussion that they introduce. HINT: If you are not one hundred per cent certain—wait. ARIES---FIREMARCH 21-APRIL 19Lately you have been feeling that you are on a roller coaster and just when you think you are headed for solid ground, you swoop up and around one more time. The problem is that others are trying to control you right now and you absolutely do not wish to be in the passenger’s seat. Take your time, choose your words carefully, and be honest. HINT: Take a look back to what was going on in your life last May and see if there is something you have left undone that needs tending to. TAURUS---EARTHAPRIL 20-MAYThis week you will find it rather difficult to get up and get going. Your mind is in the right place but your body simply wants to stay where it is and read a book, eat something outrageous, or just watch television. You obviously need a vacation and there is no better time than right now. Unfortunately you don’t have the time nor money to take off for exotic places so pamper yourself as only you know how. HINT: At work you have spurts of great energy and lows where you would love to drop everything and walk out the door. Ask for help. There are many around who would love to lend a helping hand. GEMINI---AIRMAY 21-JUNE 21This week begins a period of about three weeks where you can expect delays and setbacks. So, for those of you who are in the middle of redecorating, or building a new home, take a deep breath and try not to get too upset. Instead, make plans to go out with friends. This is the perfect time to mingle and meet new people. Money and finances are always on your mind and this week you are going to have to work very hard not to overextend yourself financially. HINT: Before taking on yet another project, double check that you really have the time. CANCER---WATERJUNE 22-JULY 22Breakdown in communication between yourself and a sibling may cause you both some upsetting moments. Instead of taking a stand, back up and be generous. Usually you are so good together and it would be a pity to let some minor, insignificant thing ruin such a great relationship. At home you still can’t seem to find a quiet corner where you can work and create. Don’t worry, in the weeks to come everything will work itself out and once again you will be busy doing what you love the most. HINT: Start putting some money aside for a trip in the not-too-distant future. You need the time away and have earned it. LEO---FIREJULY 23-AUGUST 22Money and finances have been on your mind as you continue putting out cash to help your family. The time has come for you to back off a bit. If you want to spend money, then spend it on yourself for a change. Minor mix-ups and breakdowns in communications between yourself and an air sign are expected. Nothing serious, just aggravating. You have the opportunity now to do something outstanding for someone you care about. HINT: Don’t rely solely on your memory. For the next few weeks, make notes.