ASTROLOGY FOR WEEK BEGINNING JULY 17, 2003

By Dee Price Miller

CANCER (June 22 to July 23) Teamwork pays off in almost everything you attempt this week, but avoid being overly familiar with people you deal with in business. There will be obstacles and delays where career and/or business interests are concerned, but keep your cool and it will all turn out well. Advanced study will also pay off in the future, so donít hesitate to take a course in what interests you. Meet others half way in all your relationships.

LEO (July 24 to Aug. 23) A good friend works behind the scenes for your benefit. The more publicity you get, the better. You get useful information from private talks with people who are usually very closed mouth. You begin work on a new study or research project. You can successfully combine business with pleasure if you keep up on your social obligations. If you want things done right, do them yourself. Take care to read the fine print on contracts.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) Use a lot of tact and diplomacy with those in authority. You get a new job or assignment as a result of your good attitude. Sulking and jealousy will work against you. Pay special attention to details on the job. Carefully guard against oversights in order to avoid any delays or problems. Luck is with you in your career or in important contacts. Maybe a job offer, promotion or a major assignment comes to you. Ask for what you want.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) Relationships are strained, some of them to the breaking point. Donít say anything you donít mean as you will be held accountable for it. Good news comes about a legal or publishing matter. Take care not to fall behind in your work so that minor aggravations or delays upset you. Give assignments your full attention and be tactful with coworkers and partners. Donít take on any job unless you know you can handle it. Plans are made on the spur of the moment.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) Money can slip through your fingers if you are not careful about what you can afford to spend. You are a little disappointed with a friend who insists on expensive entertainment. Faultfinding with a child or young person is a waste of time and spending over budget wonít be any fun. You receive a gift or favor from a relative. Extra energy and drive put you ahead of most people in your situation. Work with others for best results.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 to Dec. 21) A family member who lives far away would like to hear from you. You can easily promote yourself and your ideas now. Be available for those who need or want you. Donít rub somebody the wrong way by making thoughtless remarks. You are lucky in any kind of negotiations so go after what you want enthusiastically and tactfully. It is an excellent time for you to reach agreements with others. If you have been estranged, try to reconcile.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) Try not to let business delays get you down. Not everyone is as diligent and careful as you are. You may feel swamped with red tape and pesky details that you have to deal with. Drop everything that is unimportant and get some tasks out of the way. You will feel much better about yourself and your work. You get the green light to proceed with a matter that has been on hold. If someone is jealous of you, just ignore it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Unconventional moves are not favored in business. Be very tactful with authorities. You have an urge to do your own thing and may be asked to organize a group activity, or you could be lucky with a small gamble. It is a good time to think twice before you spend money. It is a dreamy time when you can meet fascinating newcomers in unusual places. You reach a turning point in your relationship with a close tie.

PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Authority figures can be intimidating, so be very tactful in what you say. Doing things in haste will lead to errors which you will have to correct. Slow down and be thorough. You have to accomplish more than usual. Work matters take up your time when your private affairs take priority over everything and home duties can be a drain. Be patient because not everything will be going your way. Forcing issues at work wonít help.

ARIES (March 21 to April 20) Domestic matters go well. If you donít want company be honest about it and others will understand. A friend misses you and would like to get together. Donít waste your time or breath on someone who is stubborn and opinionated. It is not a good time to buy a house or sign a lease. Wait for more information. You have been dealing with someone who is secretive and hard to pin down. In-laws or close relatives have their say. Donít listen to them.

TAURUS (April 21 to May 21) Unexpected business developments can snarl up your days. Be bold and deal courageously with job and business matters. Not everyone you deal with is honest, so donít be fooled. Travel and romance are a mixed bagóexpensive, but fun. Trust in yourself and mix with knowledgeable people. You put forth unusual effort in an odd situation and it will pay off in the future in a way you least expect. A career benefit is just around the corner.

GEMINI (May 22 to June 22) Shopping on impulse this week will only lead to returning what you buy. Partners make important decisions about the use of joint assets. You get good news about a loan or other financial matter. Someone helps you make travel plans.. Try not to react to a real or imagined slight. It is a good week to work with facts and figures and check up on your credit card balances. Writing and public speaking are favored during this busy week.

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