Take pride in what you do this year. Choose to be meticulous and patient and to walk away from extravagant or unnecessary situations or expenses. Put your energy toward improving your life, relationships and health. Aim to lessen stress and to gain physical strength. Make romance a priority.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Focus on productivity. Get along with others and avoid letting your emotions take charge in professional situations or when you are making decisions that can lead to trouble with authority.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Let others do as they please, and get on with your own business. Don’t give anyone the upper hand in situations that concern money, home or partnerships. Strive for equality and fair play.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Get into the swing of things and take part in events that excite you. Updating your appearance or consorting with people who motivate and inspire you should be your focus.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Take care of business before someone complains or tries to take charge. A change may not be expected or wanted, but it should be considered and dealt with responsibly.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Personal gains and improvements are heading in your direction. Don’t miss out because you are too busy doing things for someone else. Upgrade, update and outdo. Romance is in the stars.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Size up whatever situation you face and make the necessary adjustments. Emotions and money won’t mix well. Avoid joint ventures that are risky or could potentially ruin a relationship.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Express your thoughts, take action and do what you promised you’d do. Set the standard instead of being subject to someone else’s rules. Romance is highlighted.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Stick to what’s essential. Don’t go overboard or let anyone push you into something outlandish. Discipline will be required if you want to get things done. Avoid temptation.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Head in a direction that you feel drawn to and stick to the people you love to be around. Much can change if you follow your heart. Romance is encouraged.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Change can be expected. Be careful how you proceed and whom you trust. Take your time and focus on detail, precision, facts and truth. Discipline will pay off.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Use your intelligence, and make choices based on what you see, not on what you hear. Home improvements and romance will enhance your personal life and lead to positive change.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You’ll be drawn to unusual people and events, but before you immerse yourself in someone else’s beliefs or lifestyle, take a moment to think about it. Don’t be fooled into thinking the grass is greener elsewhere.

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