Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)
You'll feel the urge to break free of restrictions but you still don't have the resources to go it alone. Wait to see what happens around the time of Saturday's full moon before embarking on new projects.

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)
The future's not as bleak as you seem to think. Your attitude to life, especially to relationships, will improve after articulate Mercury enters your sign on Thursday. Be patient - and stop looking for things to go wrong.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)
It's important you accomplish your goals and that you do so in accordance with strict ethical standards. If you stoop to devious methods you may find yourself the victim of someone more devious still.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)
You won't lack for opportunities to make your mark over the next few weeks in your personal life and at work. For best results you must have a clear mental image of what it is you are hoping to achieve.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)
Anything new or unusual, even a little risqué, will make your heart beat faster this week. You certainly won't conform to standards you consider old-fashioned or dull. This is also a good time for travel.

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
The financial setbacks you'll face this week will remind you how much there is to gain and lose. All of us make mistakes: what separates the winners from the losers is the former don't make them twice.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)
Over the next four weeks you may feel strangely distant from those you live and work with. Don't be alarmed: even if your relationships go through a rough patch, they'll emerge stronger than before.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
For the sake of your reputation, you can't afford to rush your work this week. Do the best you can, even in difficult circumstances, and your efforts won't go unnoticed or unrewarded.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)
Drop the mask and try not to be so secretive or self-protective. Events that happened long ago affect you more than you care to admit. The past, however, is like a bullet - once it is fired, it is finished.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)
Your most sensible course of action now is to fit in with others' plans even though you fear they may be leading you to disaster. The method in their madness will soon become apparent.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)
Is what you believe what you really believe, or is it something you picked up along the way? Only you can answer this question. But do you have the courage to change your opinions if necessary?

Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)
You may need to boost your income quickly but don't make it obvious that you're in dire straits. People will be more inclined to give you what you want if you pretend you are not particularly concerned.