Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Adopt a fresh attitude and quit clinging to the past. Be grateful for the support of family and co-workers. Take time to plan this month's budget carefully, and set aside a little mad money.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Others may be under the weather, but your good judgment and inspiring words can chase away the clouds. Don't let minor frustrations spoil your day. Give your creative genius free rein.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The new moon puts emphasis on your friendships and objectives. You may be walking a balance beam where your reputation is concerned. Public mistakes can be corrected in private.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Like a racehorse at the starting gate, you could be anxious to spring forward this week. You have the magic touch where money is concerned, but must remain discreet with others.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Your ability to charm your way into someone else's good graces is limited by a hesitation derived from past experience. You have enormous vision and scope; be straightforward to be successful.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Remember the story of the little girl who, "when she was good she was very, very good, but when she was bad she was horrid"? Aim for the future and deal with existing matters with grace.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The new moon shifts focus to relationships and interactions with others for several weeks. Adhering to a rigid schedule may cause hesitation in matters of the heart. Share feelings as they pop up.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Security is within your grasp, but it may require sacrifices. Abandon people and goals that weigh you down, and shift attention to that special someone who brings a smile to your face.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Shifting conditions on the home or career front may cause agitation, but when the air clears you will see a definite improvement. Your ability to work as part of a cooperative whole is your biggest asset.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

It could be tempting to tell a white lie, but the truth will win friends and influence people who can aid your future. Give everyone the benefit of the doubt, including yourself.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You have the ability to explain your ideas in an agreeable manner. Although one moneymaking scheme must be discarded, you have discovered alternative routes and can gain support from others.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

As a new lunar cycle begins, you have the chance for a fresh start where money is concerned. Set sensible financial goals for the upcoming month. Facing the facts about a relationship stalemate will free you.

IF AUG. 15 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You get a gift of a new moon for your birthday, so you might feel that the world revolves around your wishes and commands. You may be more aware of your appearance these next several weeks. As the star of your own production, be appreciative of the material fortune that is yours. As one door closes, another one will open for you.

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