You can make substantial strides this year if you maintain a strong work ethic. Although you’ll be tempted to slack off, momentum will be required to reach your target. Don’t hesitate to ask people with more knowledge and experience for favors, advice or assistance.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – If your budget is shrinking, you’ll have to concentrate on increasing your income or freeing up some cash. Working overtime or offering a service on the side will solve your problem.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Inject some excitement into your itinerary. Facing new challenges will put you in contact with people who have similar tastes and desires. You can achieve a fresh perspective if you get out and take action.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Keep your opinions to yourself. Trying to mediate a quarrel between friends or neighbors will have negative repercussions. Remain neutral so that you are not blamed for taking sides.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23- Dec. 21) – Be assertive. You have to let people know what you are capable of. Unless you showcase your talent or express your interests and ideas, you won’t generate any help or enthusiasm.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22- Jan. 19) – Don’t mix business with pleasure. Before you take action, make sure you have the applicable information. Taking action based on false premises will cause a setback.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20- Feb. 19) – In your rush to complete a project, you will neglect an important detail or step necessary for success. Double-check your efforts in order to ease your stress.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Stick to the facts. Getting locked in emotional battles will not help your cause. Decide if you want to call the shots or follow someone else’s lead.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Love is on the rise, and so is the possibility of a conflict of interest. Carefully pick and choose what you do and say to avoid sending the wrong signal.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Don’t leave yourself defenseless. One of your opponents may be trying to derail your plans. Consider the motives of anyone who is pressing you for information regarding your personal or professional plans.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Devote yourself to your career plans. If you have unresolved issues in your personal life, keep them separate from your work life. Focusing on productivity will pay off.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) – The same tried-andtrue methods that have been successful in the past have relevance to the issues you are facing now. A change of scenery will provide a spark in your romantic relationship.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Stop taking things too seriously. Get out and have some fun with friends, family members or colleagues. A few good laughs will brighten your mood and improve your relationships.


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