ASTRO ADVICE WEEKLY
August 20 – August 26, 2017
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Start the ball rolling on the 20th and 21st. Put your energy and discipline to good work, hone your skills and put a marketing strategy in place that will help secure a brighter future. Take more time to decipher what’s being said or happening around you on the 22nd and 23rd. Being well-informed will ensure that you don’t make a mistake or miss an opportunity. On the 24th and 25th, choose activities that bring a smile to your face or give you a sense of accomplishment, but that don’t require a credit card or stimulants. Do your best to please the people you love on the 26th. Give a little and you will receive a lot in return.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your acute insight on the 20th and 21st will encourage you to make strategic alterations to the way you do things and the direction you choose to take. Follow through with your plans. Network and you will discover valuable information. Don’t make assumptions on the 22nd and 23rd. A situation will be exaggerated. The motives behind the misinformation can hurt your chance to get ahead. Proceed with caution. Weigh the pros and cons on the 24th and 25th. It’s important to do what’s best for you, not what others want you to do. A partnership will suffer on the 26th if you let anger take over. Diplomacy will be required and help you maintain a good relationship with the people you deal with regularly.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Enjoy family time or time spent with your lover on the 20th and 21st. Fixing up your place or making serious plans that alter the way you live are favored. Be careful what you promise or ask for on the 22nd and 23rd. Following through will not be as easy as you anticipate, leaving you in a vulnerable or unfair position. Keep life simple on the 24th and 25th. The plans you make or projects you take on should be cost-efficient and geared toward safety as well as frugality. You may crave change on the 26th, but have a workable strategy in place before you take the plunge. Someone with experience will offer a practical plan and a helping hand.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stick close to home on the 20th and 21st. Use your imagination and clear a space to forge ahead with a project that promotes creative development. Avoid loud, excessive individuals. Nurture the relationships that mean the most to you on the 22nd and 23rd. Your input will make a difference in the way others respond and move forward with plans. Home improvements are favored. Emotions will intensify on the 24th and 25th. Overreacting will not solve an existing problem. Look for a practical way to move forward without causing too much of a ruckus. Engage in activities on the 26th that encourage you to try something new. Visiting a place you’ve never been before will be enlightening.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Go where the action is on the 20th and 21st. Your presence will be felt and make a difference to the outcome of any decision that concerns you. Your passionate input will lead to victory. On the 22nd and 23rd, don’t be fooled by someone using persuasive tactics to get you to contribute more than you can afford or should offer. Make suggestions, but don’t donate time or money. Past experience and knowledge will come in handy on the 24th and 25th when dealing with peers, relatives or an unforeseen change that comes your way. Take better care of your emotional and physical health on the 26th. Err on the side of caution and avoid indulgent tendencies.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Read between the lines on the 20th and 21st. Someone will withhold information or choose to lead you astray. Don’t dismiss your intuition when dealing with relationship issues. Emotional matters concerning home, elders or children will surface on the 22nd and 23rd. Show compassion, but don’t give in to pressure tactics or manipulation. Hold on to your cash on the 24th and 25th. You may want to make a personal improvement or update your look, but don’t spend your money on projects or services that promise the impossible. Take care of relationship issues on the 26th. Someone may need a little reassurance if you have been spending too much time with others or working on projects that didn’t include him or her.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Participate in events on the 20th and 21st that will bring you satisfaction. Helping others will lead to beneficial connections. On the 22nd and 23rd, someone will lean on or put emotional pressure on you. Feeling guilty or trying to appease others will not help you gain respect. Only do what’s fair. Protect against being taken for granted. You’ll be prone to overdoing it on the 24th and 25th. Emotional outbursts, indulgence or taking on too much will all lead to discord and regret. Discipline and self-improvement should be your priority. Speak from the heart on the 26th and you can sort out any differences you have or improvements you want to make.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Judge and you will be judged on the 20th and 21st. Take a step back and rethink how you want to react toward others before you let your temper take over. Choose love and peace over discord and hate. Personal gains will be made on the 22nd and 23rd if you make self-improvement your priority. It’s OK to be different. Don’t let someone’s bragging get to you on the 24th and 25th. Stay focused on your own success and you will be the one everyone aspires to emulate. Emotions will be close to the surface on the 26th. Make a point to do something creative or to let someone know how much you care. Refuse to let ego or jealousy ruin your day.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Aim high on the 20th and 21st, and you will bring about positive change. Your ability to turn your ideas into something tangible will earn you respect as well as benefits. Be careful how you handle peers, relatives and anyone you deal with in an authoritative position on the 22nd and 23rd. Stick to the facts and only offer what’s asked of you. An opportunity you’ve been waiting for will develop on the 24th and 25th. Be ready to take physical action to ensure that you secure your position. A contract, medical issue or money matter won’t run smoothly on the 26th if you let your emotions take over. Don’t spend needlessly or sign documents without reading the fine print.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put all your ducks in a row on the 20th and 21st and you will feel confident moving forward. Patience and prudence will be your ticket to success. You’ll encounter an interesting and insightful plan on the 22nd and 23rd if you collaborate with a peer or travel to a destination that interests you. There is money to be made, but don’t let impulse get the better of you. Too much of anything will end up weighing you down on the 24th and 25th. Don’t feel compelled to take on something that isn’t well thought-out. Uncertainty and instability will put you in an awkward position on the 26th. Refuse to let anyone bully you into something you don’t want to do.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Share your concerns on the 20th and 21st instead of trying to go it alone or waiting until you are upset. If you are feeling limited, tired or rundown on the 22nd and 23rd, take a time-out and rejuvenate. Once you are refreshed, it will be much easier to pinpoint your best option or alternative. A moneymaking opportunity is apparent on the 24th and 25th. A change in the way you live or do things will help you stabilize your personal or professional situation. A gift or unexpected offer is apparent on the 26th. Take a moment to reflect on what’s happened and why. Luck is in your corner.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Make sure you fully understand what’s being asked of you on the 20th and 21st. A work-related matter is best dealt with honestly. Choose your words wisely, and don’t commit to anything you don’t agree with. Take whatever is happening or being discussed seriously on the 22nd and 23rd. Go over the information carefully, and consider the best way to approach what’s being asked of you. Don’t fold under pressure. A change in the way someone you are close to thinks will take you by surprise on the 24th and 25th. Do your best to be open and understanding, and you will avoid being alienated or losing the ability to have a say regarding an important matter.
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