Week of: August 7 - 13

Aries [3/23-4/20]: I sure hope that you Ram Tough types are enjoying all the benevolent energy which is finally being pused your way. IÕm sure you will agree with me when I suggest that this energy is long overdue in the Aries slice of the giant pie in the sky.

Speaking of Pie in the Sky, have you planted any seeds which can bare finaicial fruit in the near future? If not, then now is the time. Get those Ņget rich quickÓ schemes in order, becuse your time is coming soon. Taurus [4/21-5/22]: ItÕs too bad that Taurus, as a sign, usually has the best taste and aesthetic sense of any of the signs in the zodiac. The problem with this is going to become apparent this week as your pride has a tendency to cause your downfall.

But rather than be a prophet of doom, just take this as a warning: watch your arrogance this week as it could get you in trouble. You can avoid this problem, if you so desire.

If youÕll pardon my arrogance, donÕt say I didnÕt tell you, either.

Gemini [5/23-6/21]: The problem with being a Gemini is the fat that your bondless energy ccan sometimes lack direction.

So much for the bad news. Now the good news.

You are enjoying a week when anytime you concentrate, get your direction a little more focused, you wil find that you can accomplish some great things.

Specifically, look towards making some serious gains in the finiacial arena at a time like this. Unforetunatly, these gains come at the hands of hard work. You knew the money wasnÕt going to fall out of the sky, didnÕt you? Still, it looks like you will be able to gain a degree of balance otherwise missing.

Cancer [6/22-7/22]: It looks as if you are still struggling with a problem with will. No, this isnÕt a single person called Will, itÕs your will versus the will of the world. In the immortal words of the great English Writer, Douglas Adams, ŅDonÕt panic!Ó

The good news is that you will enjoy a tremendous amount of strength and agility this week. The bad news is that you might try and over extend yourself in an athletic endeavor.

As special note to anyone who plays inline skate hockey: be extra careful on the playing field, asphalt burns are not compfortable. At all.

Leo [7/23-8/23]: YouÕll notice that your normal, typical sunny and exuberant self is even more drawn to being a social animal right now. Especially this week.

The way the night sky is lining up right now, you have a week, but beneificxal influence which is wishing you a happy birthday.

What does that mean? Get out and enjoy being the center of attention. You deserve it. Especially this week.

Virgo [8/24-9/23]: I realize that things have tough enough for you for a while for the last few weeks. ItÕs not like you are not without your share of trials and tribulations. But youÕve just got to trust me on this one: you are heading towards a major romantic involvement if you can just get over yourself long enough for this to happen. Libra [9/24-10/23]: Gentle Libra, please!

You have way too much energy and enthusiasm right now, sort of like being all dressed up and no where to go.

Be careful that this energy finds a useful outlet. If not, pent up frustrations can turn you into a combative person. Although youÕre definitely one not to pick fights, you might. If the right someone pushes your buttons, you could get yourself into an altercation. Possible one of physical comlications.

Scorpio [10/24-11/23]: Sometimes, my Scorpio lover, things just seem a little bit easier. ThatÕs the way this week is going to be. Just be careful about making any drastic changes right now, because I donÕt think tha the changes will take. Or stick. Or whatever you want to call it. As much as you like, it isnÕt a good time for you to be incorporating ŅnewÓ in your vocabulary.

Stick with what you know works. Sagittarius [11/24-12/21]: Well, my Dear Centaur Friends, you are in luck again this week. All of the loose ends which you have been assidiously avoiding are all coming to the surface. In other words, thereÕs some things (looks like it is Big Bucks $$$ related which you have avoided. The time is now, and the place is where ever you find yourself.

Deal with it.

You will find that your previous coping skills donÕtr seem to work. DonÕt panic -- you develop new means of dealing with this problem area. Capricorn [12/22Š1/20]: ItÕs not like the usual Capricorn has veneer which the rest of us can never seem to fathom. In fact, you will notice that most of us, despite our best efforts, can never seem to completely understand Capricorns.

I hope this doesnÕt make any of you lovely Capricorns feel all alone right now.

In act, this has been an emotional week for you. If you can, though, put it behind you and get ready to move forward once again.

Aquarius [1/21-2/18]: ItÕs one of those weeks, my dear Aquarius rebel friend. No matter what you do, it feels like someone is trying to stop you. If there ever was a ood time to keep your head down and plan for a bright future (as if you didnÕt do that naturalluy) now is a good time to do.

As long as you are looking ahead, the present situations will not depress you too much.

Pisces [2/19-3/22]: Sorry about this week. I guess IÕm poligising for what nasty cards the Universe is dealing you right now. What it is, towards the end of the week, you have a tendency to feel isolated, all alone, and perhaps sugffer, albeit briefly, from the Lone Ranger Syndrome.

Please, if yo can, be patient with the rest of us who seem to shutting you out. ItÕs not that way at all, it just appears to be.

For you wonderful, tolerant Pisces, the best thing you can do right now is bury yourself with work, just one more time.