Astro Weekly

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

ASTRO ADVICE WEEKLY

August 12 – August 18, 2018

     ARIES (March 21-April 19): Stick to your story on the 12th and 13th, regardless of what someone tries to convince you to say or do. You know what’s best for you. Don’t let anyone bully you. Choose your friends and partners wisely on the 14th and 15th. If someone challenges you emotionally, reconsider your relationship before you make a commitment to move forward. Listen to what others have to say and modify what you hear. Exaggeration is likely. Money comes and goes on the 16th, 17th and 18th, but before you let it slip through your fingers, look for a savings plan that will help you funnel your funds into something that will buy you peace of mind. Trying to buy love will lead to regret.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Stay in touch with the people who make a difference on the 12th and 13th. The insight you receive will help you decipher some of the situations you face with a child or partner. Firm up your plans on the 14th and 15th. Set your mind on a destination and make every move count. Dedication will drive you to the finish line without falling into an emotional trap set by someone who is threatened by your success. Reconsider your feelings on the 16th, 17th and 18th. You should take note of the response you get from others before you make a promise to go out of your way to lend a helping hand. Make personal changes that will increase your stability.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Consider where information is coming from on the 12th and 13th before you make an assumption. Someone will intentionally mislead you. Don’t fall for smooth talk, sales pitches or emotional manipulation. Personal improvements made on the 14th and 15th will lead to compliments and added confidence. Put more effort into fitness, health and your appearance; it will give you the push you need to follow your dreams. Someone you deal with at work or in a group situation will overreact on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Don’t get drawn into a dispute that doesn’t concern you. Focus on what you can do and move forward with love, peace and a positive attitude. Romance and personal growth are favored.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be open about what you want and how you feel on the 12th and 13th; you’ll find it easier to make the changes you’ve been considering. An opportunity should not be ignored due to uncertainty. Clear up any doubts you have and move forward. An emotional conflict will develop on the 14th and 15th over money, possessions and the changes you want to make. You may have to speed up your plans in order to avoid interference. You’ll have a chance to explore new territory on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Don’t fear the unknown. Use experience to help you avoid making the same mistake twice. A partnership with someone you used to know looks promising.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Look for the positive in every situation you face on the 12th and 13th; you will find something you can work with in order to make your life better. An unexpected change will end up being a blessing in disguise. Visit someone who brightens your life on the 14th and 15th. The point of view you are offered will help you make a decision regarding your personal feelings and how to move forward. Learn from mistakes. Stick to basics on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Having a plan will help you avoid waste and loss. Don’t allow situations to get blown out of proportion. A moderate, simple approach to life, love and relationships will help you avoid discord.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Look at what you have to work with on the 12th and 13th, and make things happen. Your intuitive awareness will guide you to bring about positive changes that will improve your life. Let go of whatever makes you feel ill at ease and embrace the future. Don’t mix business with pleasure on the 14th and 15th. You’ll feel let down if you allow your emotions to interfere with a decision you make. Stick to a practical agenda. A short trip or cultural event will change the way you think and feel on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Look at the possibilities and expand your ideas to incorporate something or someone new into your plans. Children and family will result in greater stability.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a critical look at the way you live and the relationships you have with others on the 12th and 13th, and plan to make personal changes that will improve your life. Past criticisms should be revisited to ensure you have made improvements. Your emotions will be difficult to hide on the 14th and 15th. Aggressive behavior will not solve problems. Showing compassion and understanding will help you resolve situations that are affecting your home and personal life. Someone’s plans may interest you on the 16th, 17th and 18th, but before you decide to take part, consider what you will get in return. If something is not worth your while, take a pass and do your own thing.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Get involved in groups on the 12th and 13th that will bring you in contact with people who share your interests. Getting someone else’s point of view will help you deal with situations that appear to be unreasonable to you. Keep your feelings to yourself on the 14th and 15th. Listen and observe; you will figure out how best to bring about changes that will give you the freedom you need to follow your dreams. Family feuds will be difficult to resolve. You’ll tend to overreact on the 16th, 17th and 18th or be subject to someone who tends to make a fuss over nothing. Avoid situations that are toxic, excessive or unpredictable.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be willing to listen to complaints on the 12th and 13th, but don’t believe everything you hear. Someone’s lavish depiction of what’s going on will give you a false impression that can turn out to be emotionally costly. Dig in and get things done on the 14th and 15th. Don’t let what others do or past problems interfere in your accomplishments. What you do will count, so don’t waste time mulling over old wounds. Easy come and easy go on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Don’t let anyone talk you into spending on something you don’t need. A good deal isn’t a bargain if you don’t need what’s being sold. Focus on saving, not being frivolous.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Share your thoughts and feelings on the 12th and 13th and listen to the response you receive. A passionate plea to someone you care about will help you resolve a pending problem. Personal improvements look promising, and romance is encouraged. Consider alternative ways to do your job on the 14th and 15th. Dig in and get as much out of the way as possible. Don’t let a friend, relative or peer interfere with your ability to get things done. An interesting offer on the 16th, 17th and 18th will excite you. Look at every angle; you’ll come up with a feasible way to take advantage of an opportunity. Someone from your past will play an important role in the way you move forward.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take a wait-and-see approach on the 12th and 13th when dealing with joint ventures or matters pertaining to government agencies or medical or financial institutions. Personal improvements should be considered carefully. A partnership you have with someone can be renegotiated on the 14th and 15th. Having an open conversation regarding money matters and who is responsible for what will encourage a healthier relationship moving forward. Live within your means on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Maintaining a moderate and realistic lifestyle will be important if you want to avoid getting into an unsavory situation with someone close to you. Walk away from people exhibiting bad habits and indulgent behavior. Concentrate on physical improvements and financial gains.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Make positive changes on the 12th and 13th that will help you get ahead and encourage better relationships with people you partner with personally and professionally. Choose to network and to be a thoughtful contributor. Be careful how much personal information you share on the 14th and 15th. Don’t leave yourself open to criticism or ridicule. Do your own thing, and don’t present what you are working on until you are ready. Take stock of your current position, status and reputation on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Knowing exactly where you stand will help you make better choices when dealing with contracts, settlements, health issues and money matters. Don’t make assumptions, overreact or trust someone who tends to exaggerate.

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Eugenia Last