Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23) The “facts” may seem obvious to you but to someone else they may look completely different. Once you understand that, you are much less likely to get dragged into disputes that neither side can win. Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23) If you find it hard to concentrate on what you are supposed to be doing you might as well give up and do something else. Don’t worry that others might be offended if you change tack without telling them. Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23) You must learn to slow down. Certain aspects of your lifestyle may be difficult but it’s up to you how much you let them affect you. Don’t bust a gut over things you cannot change. Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22) Don’t read too much into other people’s words because they don’t mean what they say. Also, the chances are you’re not thinking straight and will overreact to even the most minor complaint or criticism. Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21) Your mind will be razor sharp this week. Nothing of importance will escape your attention and everything you learn can be put to good use. Don’t neglect to use your superior intelligence. Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20) There’s no guarantee that what you are about to get involved in will work out. Common sense should tell you whether or not it is worth the risk. Listen and learn from the advice offered by loved ones. Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19) You’ll only reach your goals if you enlist the aid of those who share your aims and ambitions. In other words, you can’t do it alone. The rewards are big enough to give everyone a slice of the cake. Don’t be greedy. Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20) Do you learn from your mistakes or make the same ones again and again? If it’s the latter, you’ll face problems with this week’s challenges, because you have not taken to heart the lessons of the past. Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20) Your thoughts this week will produce some strange but increasingly attractive ideas about what you should be doing with your many and varied talents. Don’t follow the herd. Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21) Differences of opinion are a fact of life. Either make an effort to understand why others see things from a different perspective or avoid topics on which you find it hard to agree. Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21) Wherever you go and whatever you do you will find a way to have fun. It will be the kind of fun others can enjoy with you. Even if you find yourself among strangers, you will get along as if you are long-lost friends. Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23) You will see any opportunities that come knocking long before anyone else, which will put you at a distinct advantage. But remember the story of the tortoise and the hare. Speed isn’t everything.