You can make great strides this year by eliminating selfdoubt and diving headfirst into your future. Once you have decided where you want to go, make your move. Indecision or anxiety will cause you to squander precious time that could be used more effectively.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Flexibility and compromise will get you through a busy day. Trying to sway others to your way of thinking will be disappointing if you don’t have solid facts to back your case.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Financial matters involving friends or relatives will require careful thought and planning. You are better off sticking to your own tasks instead of engaging in petty quarrels.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Concentrate on how to put together a stellar presentation for a new pursuit. Once you feel confident, nothing will stand in your way. Someone in a key position will grant you a favor.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Your future depends on your own efforts, not the help of others. Don’t wait for someone to lead the way. You can call in favors, but it is your wisdom and drive that will initiate the necessary momentum.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22- Jan. 19) – Personal matters will confuse you, and your emotions will have you in a vulnerable state. A change of scenery will provide a mental and physical break from your current distress.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Progress requires discipline and hard work. Make personal changes that will motivate you to move forward. Time spent on education or resume-boosting will bring high returns.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Today’s emphasis will be on romance and partnerships. There is positive energy around you that others find appealing. Concentrate on collaborating with new personal or professional acquaintances.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) – You are resilient, so stop punishing yourself and get back in the game. If you look closely, an alternate route will present itself. You will end up in a better place than you started.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – You can’t do everything by yourself. Lots of people will come to your aid if you make them aware of your difficulties. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Nurture what and whom you value most. Your loving nature will ensure that harmony and tenderness will improve your romantic relationships as well as your creative and intuitive abilities.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Evaluate the motives of someone who comes looking for a financial contribution. Take a moment to reflect on what you’ve done in the past in order to find the best possible route.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Concern regarding an elderly or ailing relative will bring you down. It’s important not to allow added responsibility to restrict your professional progress or personal goals.

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