Astro Weekly

SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018

ASTRO ADVICE WEEKLY by Eugenia Last

July 8 – July 14, 2018

     ARIES (March 21-April 19): Feel your way through situations that arise on the 8th and 9th. Listen and analyze what’s being said and how best to respond. Your thoughtfulness will be instrumental in the type of reaction you receive. A gesture of friendliness offered on the 10th and 11th is likely to have ulterior motives attached. Beware of what’s expected in return. Emotions will swell up on the 12th and 13th and should be handled strategically. Whether dealing with a peer or family member, keep in mind that a hidden matter is probably at the root of what occurs. Plan to have some fun on the 14th. Make plans with friends or do something with kids or your lover. Physical activities are favored.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Restlessness will lead to poor decisions on the 8th and 9th if you initiate changes out of boredom instead of out of necessity. Do what’s expected of you on the 10th and 11th, and take care of responsibilities that will help you get back to a lucrative financial path. Weeding out what you don’t need will give you a sense of satisfaction. Share your plans with a friend or relative on the 12th and 13th; you will receive good suggestions to help you succeed in your efforts. Love and romance will bring you closer to someone special. Don’t let anger sprout on the 14th. Channel your energy into getting things done that will improve your surroundings or lifestyle.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It’s better to keep your secrets tucked away on the 8th and 9th. If you share too much with someone you are working alongside, you will be disappointed by his or her indiscretion. You’ll get fired up easily on the 10th and 11th and should plan activities or schedule projects that require energy. What you accomplish will make you feel good and will lead to all sorts of new ideas and beginnings. A money matter should be resolved on the 12th and 13th. Whether you owe or need to collect, start the process and secure your financial position. Short trips are favored on the 14th, but indulgence is not. Plan your actions carefully and monitor your spending. Don’t give in to peer pressure.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be open to what’s going on around you on the 8th and 9th. The people you encounter and the information you are given will spark your imagination, sending you on an interesting journey. Don’t believe everything you hear on the 10th and 11th. Someone will send you on a wild goose chase. Question when in doubt, and spare yourself a waste of time. Emotions will surface and should be directed into romance, family and making personal changes that will improve your life. A networking event will result in an interesting idea. Don’t make changes based on partial information on the 14th. Use past experience to keep you from making the same mistake twice.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Consider your motives before you make a move on the 8th and 9th. Taking the best course of action will determine how receptive others are to what you propose. Help will be offered if your intentions are virtuous. Handle partnerships with care on the 10th and 11th. Make sure you can trust those you deal with to keep a secret or to give you an honest opinion. Taking on more than you can handle will be the result of poor information or lofty suggestions. Quiet pursuit will bring the best results on the 12th and 13th. Stay focused on what’s important to you; don’t stop until you have finished. Celebrate what you’ve accomplished on the 14th by sharing your success with someone you love.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t procrastinate on the 8th and 9th. If you have a good idea, implement it and bring about the changes that will make you happy. Practicality will result in efficiency and more time for pleasure. Do for yourself on the 10th and 11th. If you wait for someone else to step up and do things, you’ll end up being disappointed. Shoot for the stars and claim your victory. Participate in something that moves you on the 12th and 13th. What you do to help will make you feel good as well as put you in good standing with someone you love. A retreat or personal change is featured on the 14th. Awareness will lead to a healthier productive future.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Look over your personal papers on the 8th and 9th. Figure out the best way to cut corners and expenses. Consider altering where or how you live. Look for new ways to use your skills on the 10th and 11th. Expanding what you have to offer will lead to extra cash. Don’t shy away from hard work. An industrious attitude will help you advance. Refuse to let your emotions interfere with what you have to accomplish on the 12th and 13th. Stay focused and take care of your responsibilities before moving on to more relaxing pastimes. Stimulating conversations will spark an idea on the 14th. Collaborate with someone who shares your interests or concerns. Much can be accomplished.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take a moment to think matters through on the 8th and 9th before making a move that can affect your position or reputation. Listen to what friends and relatives have to say, and consider what works best for you. Speed things up on the 10th and 11th, but don’t rely on others. What you accomplish on your own will be far more impressive and satisfying. An overt opinion offered on the 12th and 13th won’t sit well with you. Choose to walk away rather than waste your time trying to convert someone to your way of thinking. Keep your opinions to yourself. Emotions will surface on the 14th, making it vital that you keep things in perspective. Don’t make assumptions or act prematurely.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take time out to help a friend or relative on the 8th and 9th. You’ll discover interesting information about your background or someone who had an impact on your life. An important issue raised on the 10th and 11th will give rise to offering help to a cause or community concern. Attend meetings and voice your opinion; you will make a difference. A change someone makes on the 12th and 13th may not fit into your plans. Look for an alternative way to continue in the direction that best suits you. Put a little passion behind whatever you do on the 14th. Make your voice heard and deliver whatever you promise, but only change what’s necessary to avoid waste.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Share your stories with youngsters, seniors and those who show interest in family background on the 8th and 9th. You will make a positive impression that will be meaningful. Put more energy into an important partnership on the 10th and 11th. Take care of promises you made, and physically put forth an effort to get things done that have been lagging on for too long. A change you want to make can be initiated on the 12th and 13th. Look for a new opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to improve your professional standing. Caution will be required on the 14th when dealing with anyone who is indulgent. Stick to moderate and simple means and methods to ward off excessive behavior.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take a different approach when dealing with personal relationships on the 8th and 9th. Taking time to listen and fully understand how others feel will help you assess the best way to make improvements. Put your heart into whatever you do on the 10th and 11th. A new beginning will offer something unique and mentally stimulating. You’ll get a better understanding of a situation on the 12th and 13th if you travel to the place the problem originated from or set up a meeting with the instigator. Patience will be required on the 14th. Try to understand all sides of a situation before you make a judgment call. The wrong decision will set matters back and leave you feeling the loss.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take a serious approach to whatever you do on the 8th and 9th, especially if it involves helping others. You have to be sure the assistance you offer is warranted before you make a commitment. Not everyone will have your best interests at heart on the 10th and 11th. Consider your options and make choices that will stabilize your life, not disrupt your plans. A chance meeting or attending a reunion or unusual event on the 12th and 13th will open a door that’s been closed. Make the most of whatever opportunity comes your way. Keep a secret; don’t share personal information on the 14th.

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Eugenia Last