Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)

Don’t rely on other people to be reasonable this week – the lunar eclipse in your opposite sign of Aquarius means they will be incapable of making up their minds about what they expect of you. Frustrating though it will be there is no need to lose your temper. Try not to take it too seriously.

Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)

The things we like to do are seldom the things we have to do, while the things we have to do are rarely – if ever – the things we like to do. You would prefer to avoid a certain task this week but, as that’s impossible, you must approach it with enthusiasm. It will not be as bad as you fear.

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)

Take a bit of a risk this week, especially with anything romantic or creative. Tomorrow’s lunar eclipse may create a tricky situation but if you tackle it head-on you will find a way to turn disaster into triumph. Don’t take criticism to heart: your critics may envy your talents.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)

A midweek sun-Jupiter union urges you to leave no stone unturned in your search for fame and fortune. Those in authority will respond positively to your approaches. They may not give you everything you want but they will point out where you have been going wrong.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)

It is clear you are moving in the right direction – but whether you are moving too fast or too slow is not so obvious. As a general rule this week, if you feel like speeding up, slow down, and if you feel like slowing down, speed up. Do the reverse and you can’t go wrong.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)

Don’t count 100 per cent on others’ promises this week. It is not that they are unreliable but they are likely to underestimate the task ahead of them. When it comes to financial and business issues rely on your own resources. Neither a borrower nor lender be.

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)

You are definitely not thinking straight. Tomorrow’s lunar eclipse in your sign will sharpen your tongue and someone will wish they had not questioned your authority. Even if you embarrass yourself it will be worth it to clear the air. It will also remind others you’re not an easy touch.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

Staying neutral will be difficult this week. You will want to defend someone you care for from what appears to be an unjustified attack on their integrity and reputation. But appearances can be deceptive, so don’t get too involved in a dispute that is really none of your business.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

Life should be perfect for you just now and if it is not it can only be because tomorrow’s lunar eclipse is dampening your spirits. When the sun and Jupiter unite on Thursday you will realise anything is possible. There’ll be no better time to take a risk – if you know it will pay off.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)

Don’t behave as others expect you to behave, behave the way you know is right for you. You have every right to express your nature as you see fit. Doing what others expect of you may not improve you. If you want to change, change. If others want you to change, resist.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)

Give vent to your dreams this week. Visualise where you would most like to be, and with whom, then start making it happen. The sun in Leo at this time of year makes you impatient to be on the move but the lunar eclipse warns you to think with your head, not your feet.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)

Any doubts you have early this week will disappear once the sun aspects Jupiter on Thursday. Not only are you ideally equipped to pursue a new career or social opportunity but you will thrive once you take the first steps. Adopt a more positive attitude.