Week of: Aug. 21 - 27

Aries [3/23-4/20]: You know that the Moon is a source of great emotional strength for some signs, now donÕt you? Well, in this week, the Moon is also going to be a source of great emotional strength for you, too. Enjoy the cool and calming effects of positive reaction to what you do.

Taurus [4/21-5/22]: My dear Taurus friend: there is no easy way to say this: it is going to be a bit of a tough week for you. You have to understand, that, in my heart of hearts, I have a lot of compassion for you. The problem being, though, is not everyone you encounter will be so compassionate. Sorry about that. The good news? Patience, oh great sensual one, patience. ThatÕs when you start feeling a lot better.

Gemini [5/23-6/21]: You certainly rock and roll along this week! The oppressive feeling you have been feeling is getting over. Like a cloud brushing in front of the sun on a summer day, your dark spell is over. You should feel a lot of new energy and any artistic endeavors you start this week could bear real fruit.

Cancer [6/22-7/22]: Oh you poor dear. It feels like you started the week out on the wrong side of the bed. ItÕs pretty bad when you wake up and you arenÕt sure where you are, and then, you canÕt find your clothes. Feel like itÕs going to be a bad week?

ItÕs not really going to be bad week, it just starts off that way. Things turn around for you after the first day or so, and then you can get out on the lake and try that new bait. You did remember to pick up some fresh bait isnÕt you? I sure hope you didnÕt confuse it with the Sushi from last night.

Leo [7/23-8/23]: PartyÕs over! So? Are you going to let a little thing like getting older slow you down?

The problem you for this week is a sudden lack of energy from having too much fun. It looks like youÕve been playing hard for several weeks now, and this exertion is starting to catch up with you.

If I were a wagering man, IÕd bet you were tired by now, exhausted from burning your candle at both ends.

Take e a day off, sleep late, and generally rest up. YouÕll feel better in little while.

Virgo [8/24-9/23]: Most VirgoÕs have a great attention to detail. Is this such an earth shattering announcement? Not really.

But this week, you will find that you need this attention to detail because you are either celebrating a birthday, or you have one coming up. In either scenario, someone has to be responsible and look after the myriad of details, such invitations, flowers, food and crepe paper.

Good thing youÕre Virgo, huh?

Libra [9/24-10/23]: Shakespeare had a play with an appropriate name for you right now: Much Ado About Nothing. Get the hint? Whereas you feel like there is much to do, and not enough time in the days of this week, just relax a little bit. You will find that your sensitivity is heightened this week, so enjoy the ride.

Scorpio [10/24-11/23]: Dear Scorpio lover. Dear Scorpio. Oh dear.

If I have to listen to one more whining, groveling Scorpio complain about the cruel hands of fate right now, I might just scream. It seems like you are being pushed to the very limit of our ability to listen to your griping.

The sooner YOU get over it, the happier WE will be.

Please, please dear Scorpio, your victory is assured, and itÕs just around the corner.

Sagittarius [11/24-12/21]: ThereÕs a small, insignificant chunk of ice in the heavens making what should be a glorious week, feel, well, just a little weak. Whereas you thought you would be enjoying the fruits of many efforts, it just seems like the world is conspiring to get in your way.

It may be against your nature, but try to double-check all of your work. You impetuous nature could lead to costly mistakes at a time like this.

Capricorn [12/22Š1/20]: Well, you poor CapricornÕs keep waiting on something good to happen. The best suggestion I have for you is some new bait. Whatever lures you have been using just havenÕt been reeling in the really big fish. So itÕs time to change bait.

Like underwear, bait needs to be changed once a month. Try it, you might be pleasantly surprised with the results. And you might try changing the bait, too.

YouÕre just about ready to hook into something new, so give it a spin.

Aquarius [1/21-2/18]: Poor old Aquarius, IÕll bet you are really feeling like an old soul these days, now arenÕt you? Face to face with a number of different possibilities, and you probably feel like none of them are too good?

Am I right, or what?

Okay, so much for bad news, listen up you Aquarius types: you are in a gradual clearing process which results in a lot of new growth. Good growth. Healthy growth. Problem being, for the time being, you canÕt see any of this. So just hang.

Now, what song does that you remind you of?

Pisces [2/19-3/22]: You poor, much-maligned Pisces friend. It feels like the world is closing in on you one more time.

What it actually is: there is a truly beneficial blessing in the form of a great trine in the sky, at the very beginning of this week, which should bring you all kinds of good energy and lovely results from your efforts. ThatÕs the good news.

Of course, with and introduction like that, youÕll want to know what the bad new is, as well. Not to fear, because there really isnÕt too much bad news associated with this configuration in your sky. Unless, of course, you have been stubbornly holding onto any baggage. It really is time to get a porter to help you with all that seems to be carrying.