Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)
Do you tell people what they need to hear or what they want to hear? You may want to take the easy path – but don’t. The grief they give you now will be nothing compared to what you’ll get later if you lie.

Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)
This is the ideal time to remind those you love how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate the sacrifices they’ve made. Your loving sentiments will come back to you many times over.

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)
A friend will offer advice this week but you will be reluctant to take it, possibly because you don’t like it if others seem to know better than you. Or it could be your sixth sense telling you not to be too trusting.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)
You must force yourself to be enthusiastic about what you have to do this week as the moment your interest starts to wane, your standards will slip and soon you’ll be doing a second-rate job.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)
The more you try to force events to move in one direction the more they’ll do the opposite, so you might as well give up and go with the flow. The less you resist the more you will achieve.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)
At some stage this week you will have to admit that you have bitten off more than you can chew. Don’t be greedy and attempt to hold on to it all as there will be more than enough to go around.

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
The atmosphere is likely to be rather tense this week, especially in one-to-one relationships. No matter what you say or how hard you try to put things right your efforts will not be appreciated, so don’t bother.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)
Your people skills won’t be much use this week. The more you make an effort to be nice the more others will take it as a sign of weakness and try to mess you about. It could pay to be nasty for once.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
At times you are passionate beyond belief and at times so reserved you seem barely alive. The latter is more likely over the next few days but don’t worry; by mid-week you’ll be back to your enthusiastic self.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)
The harder you try to slow down this week the more you’ll seem to speed up. A number of events will catch everyone by surprise. It’s those who recover and react first who will make the biggest killing.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)
Try not to get involved in a battle of wills with an authority figure this week as you’re likely to come off second best. Even if you know you’re in the right it might be wise to back off and let them call the shots.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)
You’ll find it easy to impress important people but don’t make claims you cannot live up to. Stick to what you’re good at and don’t be tempted to make out you’re better than you are. You’re good enough.