July 24 to July 30

Aries [3/23-4/20]: What you might want to consider, especially these next few days, is that your Planetary Ruler, Mars [the god of War] is opposing you right now. In the real world, it means that you are bound to go face to face with other Cardinal signs, and you are likely to lose.

One characteristic that you share and serves to benefit you right now is that you like to get things out in the open. That, my friend, is the best way to avoid conflicts right now.

Taurus [4/21-5/22]: DidnÕt I warn you about car trouble? Did you listen to me, the guy who spends way too much time looking at stars and stuff? Oh well.

For the time being, you are faced with car trouble, and IÕm sorry, but thereÕs nothing I can do about it. If it isnÕt the car, then symbolically it is some form of your transportation, mental, physical, astral, you get the picture. Preventative maintenance can help, though, and if youÕre of a mind, go over some of the receipts from earlier this year to see if you can straighten out the mess youÕre in.

Good luck, because you can make it out of this one in good shape.

Gemini [5/23-6/21]: Feeling just a little paranoid right now? You shouldnÕt really have to worry, although, it would seem to me, that you should have some old business cropping up at a most inconvenient time. Old flames, like a forest fire which hasnÕt been completely extinguished, have a habit of popping up at times like.

It was, as if, the universe was determined to undermine most of your summer. The best solution is to get back to work.

Cancer [6/22-7/22]: Fortunately, weÕre about over with all the Cancer birthdays. The smooth talking Cancers need to get back to work, but watch, you will notice that there is a bit of a hangover in this sign, at least, for the time being.

The week starts out with some mighty strange goings on going on around you. ItÕs as if someone has placed a radio transmitter close to your heart, and you feel like you are wearing your heart out on your sleeve. Reel that sucker back in, itÕs party time, and not a good time to [gasp] Fall In Love.

Leo [7/23-8/23]: ItÕs time to treat yourself you some new clothes because itÕs your birthday month. You do need new wardrobe, that much is clear. Besides, you want to look absolutely fetching for the late summer party season.

ItÕs your time to play, so go and have some fun.

Virgo [8/24-9/23]: Nasty old Mars left quite a mess for you fix. Best thing to do is to roll up your sleeves and go to work. There is still the lingering effect of a large block of ice, actually, itÕs a comet core, floating around in Virgo right now.

At the risk of sounding like a New-Age Guru, now, more than ever, is the time for some healing work of some kind.

Plan on getting massage for your birthday: you deserve it, and, youÕre bones could probably use it.

Libra [9/24-10/23]: Like the rest of the Cardinal signs, you are certainly feeling the effects of mars banging away in your sign. HeÕs in there, like a blacksmith with his anvil, getting you ready to move forward. In fact, you are probably experiencing a great leap in your energy and drive right. Scorpio [10/24-11/23]: dear Scorpio lover, you are the number one item of attraction this week. Again. IsnÕt that nice? All the heavy dharma, karma, and ju-ju is on itÕs way away from you, and youÕve been waiting for that. The problem is, that, as a Scorpio, you might have a lower than usual sense of decorum right now. Just hold on a little bit longer. The time isnÕt right to strike, not just yet.

WeÕll give you the high sign when the time is right.

But you knew that.

Sagittarius [11/24-12/21]: YouÕve still got this feeling there is something about to happen. YouÕre right, of course, the problem is that your impatience might get in the way.

Look at it this way: itÕs LeoÕs time right now. Just wait a spell because there are some very good surprises, just lurking around the next corner.

Capricorn [12/22Š1/20]: you poor, old souls (all CapricornÕs are old souls), itÕs just not getting any better right now, is it? You have my sympathy.

Of course, thereÕs always this one, odd Cappy out that I hear from who claims everything is absolutely wonderful right now. Please. Spare the rest of us the details on how you take lifeÕs lemons and make lemonade. ItÕs clichˇ, itÕs tired and worn. And so are we, from listening to too many CappyÕs. Sorry.

Aquarius [1/21-2/18]: this is a brief reminder that the good benefits you are feeling right now, right this very minute, are going to be coming on real strong in the next year or so.

If youÕve got any lasting monsters in your closets, now is a wonderful time to excise, exorcise or exercise them. Monster need love, too, and who can be better at loving monster than you?

Pisces [2/19-3/22]: I told you that, at the beginning of the month, the break from routine was over. Well, it is over. So get on with it. Those of you out there (you sure know who you are) with a lot of Pisces in their collective charts need to get moving before the entropy sets in.

I feel like a cruel taskmaster with note: move it or lose it.