Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23) The most important thing this week is that you do not allow others to dictate to you in any way, shape or form, because once they think you can be ordered about they will make your life a living hell. Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23) Your luck will begin to turn a few days after the sun enters your birth sign on Thursday. If you are tempted to take a gamble before then you might like to know the odds: at least 100 to one against it paying off. Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23) You may do and say things that will cause you trouble later. Affairs of the heart must be handled with great care. Don't give someone the impression they mean the world to you when they do not. Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22) If you're seeking approval from those you live and work with, it will be in vain. But don't let that stop you from doing what you want this week. It will make it all the more enjoyable when your efforts succeed. Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21) Set your sights high and don't let anyone persuade you that it might be best to aim for something less challenging. You have what it takes to reach the top but first you need to believe in yourself. Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20) One of the best times of the year starts this week. To make the most of it, you must branch out on your own and do things that might upset a few people. But that's OK, it will make up for the times you've been too nice. Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19) You'll act out of character this week and may make a bit of a fool of yourself. But no one will think the worse of you and you may impress someone you'd like to know better. You should play the fool more often. Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20) A lot of things seem to be happening but you can't make head nor tail of them. Don't worry, you are not the only one finding it hard to get a grip on the situation. In fact, no one knows the full story. Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20) Your affairs are complicated enough as it is without taking on even more responsibilities. With the sun about to enter the work and well-being area of your chart, you should look for ways to do less, not more. Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21) It's essential you hold out for what you are worth. If others get the impression that you're an easy touch they will rip you off. If you have put time and effort into creating something it is up to you to set the price. Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21) What seems like an unlucky break will work in your favour eventually, so don't think fate has got it in for you. If anything, you are more favoured than most. You need to be reminded of what you can do. Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23) You can get through twice as much work as usual but you must stay focused on your objectives. Don't get distracted by things that may look interesting but are really just a waste of time and energy.