ASTROLOGY FOR WEEK BEGINNING AUGUST 14, 2003

By Dee Price Miller

LEO (July 24 to Aug. 23) "Neither a lender or a borrower be" holds true for you right up until mid-December. From now until then and especially until mid-September, spend very, very carefully. You overspend, or you could be cheated or misinformed as to the value of something and there is no one to blame but yourself. Spend only for necessitiesóluxuries are out. The very best time of the year for most Leos is right now until the 23rd of August. Whatís happening?

VIRGO (Aug. 24 to Sept. 23) If you want to take chances with investments that just might pan out for you, now is the time to do it! But be aware you could lose as easily as gain. You donít seem to be hurting for money and love, so try to be content with what you have. If this seems like double-talk, it is. Some you win and some you lose. You are focused on financial interests and are being forced to consider them from every angle. Basically, you are lucky in one way or another.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 to Oct. 23) You devote extra time and energy toward work-related matters. You get some lucky breaks along those lines even though it is not often clear just what lies ahead for you. Keep a low profile and donít overplay your hand with regard to what you are capable of doing. Friends are loyal and helpful. You can count on them for advice and instruction. Take care of your health and report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 to Nov. 22) Donít let looking for fun things to do become a chore from now to the winter holidays. Loosen up and watch how creative children make games out of difficult or tedious work situations. You are well thought of in the community by those who are in authority or in position to give you a career boost. Seek them out and indicate your needs. You will be surprised at the immediate and enthusiastic responses you get.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 to Dec. 20) Travel or study or legal or distant matters or in-laws claim lots of time and attention. Some of you will be planning on getting together with those at a distance over the coming holidays. A lake, river or a special cruise figures in your plans. In any case you go way overboard in spending if you donít stick to your budget. You want the occasion to be special, and it will be. It could be Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 to Jan. 20) Emotional communication runs rampant through your life in the next few months and is a constant topic of conversation. This week is a good time to settle on some long-range investment that brings you a sense of security, such as a mortgage or home improvement loan. You make important decisions with partners about joint assets. Either you or a partner is downright stingy so you donít have to worry about extravagance.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) There can be arguments with partners over money as well as over-spending on shopping sprees. You enjoy financial success through your job or you might have an offer of a better paying job. Unexpected expenses come right along with increased income. Partnership matters go well if you donít let little things interfere with the relationship. Love is in bloom and you and a partner have some delightful times together.

PISCES (Feb. 20 to March 21) You have a lot of extra energy and drive and are ready to put some new plans into motion. You are so busy you are apt to burn the candle at both ends Work goes very well if you donít overdo it and end up with a return of a chronic health problem. Children will be especially cooperative when they realize how much you have to do. You can do difficult and exacting work for the rest of the year. Your concentration will be excellent.

ARIES (March 21 to April 20) If you work alone you get a lot done from now through mid-December. Private, behind-the-scenes activities bring you luck. You are successful in promoting yourself and your interests if you approach everything with a calm, low key attitude. This is not a good time for usual Aries fireworks. Activities with children as well as adult entertainment and creativity keep you busy. A friend who talks too much deliberately misleads you.

TAURUS (April 21 to May 21) Friends would rather not discuss their personal lives for the next few months so donít try to pry. Family issues and your living conditions claim the Lionís share of your time, attention and money. There is an increase in the family and/or house guests arrive. You will be very busy but it is an excellent time to remodel or redecorate your home. Some of you will move to larger, more spacious quarters. Consider a real estate investment.

GEMINI (May 22 to June 21) Curb your tongue for the rest of the year. It will not be easy to convince others that you know what you are talking about. You will be inclined to exaggerate your problems or your poverty! You have a lot to say but be sure you donít say it to the wrong people. It is a good time to polish up your skills of writing for publication. Keep everything you write as you will want to submit it sooner than you think. Shop carefully or not at all.

CANCER (June 22 to July 23) Travel is fortunate for you now if you go to increase your knowledge. Some of you will want to take a training course that will lead to a better job or more pay. Go for it! Expect to have good times when you are out with friends. The 14th is a good day to make phone calls and answer correspondence. Buying and selling are favored all week. Keep your eyes open for new money making ideas. Handle authority figures with great care.

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