Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)
You don't have to pound your rivals into submission. On the contrary, an overly aggressive attitude will probably work against you. Try the persuasive approach - you'll be amazed how much you accomplish.

Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)
You need to decide whether it is best to be guided by intuition or common sense. If in doubt, follow your instincts - even when they're wrong it's usually because you've misinterpreted them.

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)
Don't allow yourself to be put off or disheartened by those who knock down your best ideas. If you believe in something enough you'll find a way to make it happen, whatever the "experts" might say.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)
You should by now be aware that an objective you have set your heart on is going to take a lot more time and effort than you expected. The harder you have to work for it, the more you'll appreciate it.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)
It will be easy to go off at a tangent this week, lured by an enchanting discovery that captures your imagination. But remember it's only a brief diversion - you will have to return to reality eventually.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)
The little things will annoy you this week. Crises you can handle but anything of a petty nature will make you excitable. You can't change the way you feel but you can learn to control it or just walk away.

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
One part of you wants to deny your emotions, another wants to indulge them. If you can't make up your mind you will have to bounce from one extreme to the other until you get it right.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)
You may think you know what you want this week but are you being too emotional? The approaching full moon means it is vital you leave any major decisions until you are thinking more clearly.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
This could be one of the best weeks of the year, especially if you're involved in anything creative. And if you're not, you should be - you can achieve more in the next six days than most will in six months.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)
You may worry you are not achieving as much as you could be. Common sense should tell you this is an illusion, created by your impatience for success. Recognition will come when you are ready for it.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)
Social and travel activities are well starred later in the week, so get all your chores done and get out there. And don't worry if everyone seems to be staring at you - it's not a crime to be seen to be having fun.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)
Something you started a couple of weeks ago must now be completed or abandoned altogether - you cannot just leave it to gather dust. If it's not working out as you intended, drop it.