Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)
Forget about self-denial, self-discipline, self-sacrifice: this week you have every right to put your own needs first. Indeed it’s essential if you are to make the most of the talents you were born with.

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
You’re likely to be in an aggressive mood and are sure to argue with someone before the week is finished. By all means defend your opinions but don’t expect friends and colleagues to roll over and play dead.

Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)
As Mars enters a sensitive area of your chart this week, you could find yourself getting upset for no good reason. Let your emotions have their say but don’t let them take over entirely or you could find yourself in hot water when your ruler Mercury squares up to Saturn on Saturday.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20) With ambitious Mars entering the success angle of your chart, you will get the chance to prove you are the star that you know in your heart you always have been. If you want to move up in the world, if you want to be respected and admired, this could be a key week for you.

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)
If you must be on the move this week then at least give some thought to the route you’re going to take before you start your journey. You’ll be in a reckless mood over the next few days. Make sure you get a return ticket.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
There are times when you can be pretty laid-back about life and this is one of them. If you get the chance to travel, study or expand your outlook this week, your dynamic ruler Mars urges you to take it without a moment’s hesitation.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22) Ambitious Mars, your dual ruler, leaves your sign this week and if you are smart you will ease off the pace and try not to force things that obviously don’t fit, especially if they’re of a financial or business nature. The slightest mistake could have far-reaching consequences.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21) Cosmic activity in one of the most powerful areas of your chart means that you’ll have the power to purge any aspects of your personality you no longer feel happy with. But don’t, as they say, throw out the baby with the bathwater. Some things are worth holding on to.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)
Don’t hold back this week. Deal with the world as if you own it and, with dynamic Mars in your sign and on your side, you probably will.Sagittarians are incredibly ambitious but you sometimes lack the killer instinct to reach the top. Sometimes, but not this week.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)
There’ll be more than the usual amount of tension in your relationships this week. Just be aware partners and loved ones are rather sensitive and have a tendency to take any­thing you say the wrong way.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)
With your ruler, Saturn, in the most sensitive area of your chart, at odds with the sun, you’re liable to be rather anxious this week. Fortunately, other aspects will make you realise that you’re jumping at shadows.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)
You need to be busy this week. You need to work on something that requires attention to detail. Above all, you need to work with other people, no matter how independent a Cancer you happen to be. A job well done will be even more satisfying when you do it together.