Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)
If you are one of those Leos who likes surprises, you’ll be in your element this week because something that happens over the next few days will catch you completely off guard. Faraway places and faraway people will be much on your mind – stirring your adventurous urges.If you get a chance to travel, take it.

Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)
If there’s a task you should have done a long time ago but have been avoiding then you really must do something about it this week. It may be unpleasant but if you get it over with now you will never have to worry about it again.

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)
The sun in Leo is perfectly aligned with Uranus, planet of change, this week. You may pretend you’re prepared for what happens next and if you say it enough you may even believe it, but, in fact, you are as taken aback as anyone. At least it’s the kind of surprise you can enjoy.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)
It may, at times, seem as if the world has gone mad but, in the greater scheme of things, there’s a reason for everything. That isn’t an excuse to turn a blind eye to injustice, but you should consider taking certain events a little less personally.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)
How’s your sense of humour? It matters because the next few days are going to be full of surprises and if you’re not in the right mood for them they may not strike you as particularly funny. Start the week as you intend to continue – with a smile on your face.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)
Even if you’re the kind of Capricorn who wants things to stay as they are, this is not the time to wage a war against the forces of transformation. Let fate take its course: this week change will be good to you if you give up the struggle.

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
Some things you care about, some you don’t and there’s no need to feel guilty about that. You seem to be going through a phase of thinking you should take certain things more seriously. On the contrary, the world would be a lot better if we learned to laugh at it more often.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)
If you’re still having trouble with a work or financial issue consider tackling it from a different angle. Do the one thing no one expects of you – the shock of seeing you go to extremes will convince others of your commitment.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Expect the unexpected this week and you won’t be disappointed. With the Sun linked to Uranus, planet of surprises, there’s every chance you’ll be the beneficiary of some splendid news. It may not be what you anticipated but it’s exactly what you need. Make good use of it.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)
You must never assume that other people always know better than you. If someone you live or work with tries to shoot down your suggestions this week stand up for what you believe in and argue it through. Your ideas are as good as anyone’s – and better than most.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)
Reality isn’t always pleasant, which is why so many people try to avoid it – even Geminis have bills to pay and obligations to meet. Alternatively, reality is rarely as bad as expected and this week’s aspects suggest you’re in for a pleasant surprise, maybe more than one.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)
This is not a week to take risks, especially with money, whether it’s your own or some­one else’s. The moon, your ruler, full in Aquarius warns you can’t expect others to bail you out if you make a costly mistake. Nor are you in a position to assist if someone comes to you for financial help.