GLEANER HOROSCOPE 8TH JULY 2016
WHAT TO DO AND WHEN TO DO IT
Entertainment and romance...................14th
Domestic and family matters.................10th
Bargain hunting and shopping................12th
Sport and outdoor life......................13th
Sign new contracts, start new ventures......12th
Avoid new commitments.......................
Arrange business meetings and interviews....12th
Note tips and hunches.......................12th
ARIES (Mar 21 - Apr. 20)
Mars, your magnetic ruling planet, is making a set of amazing alignments, and will too easily tip fantasy into deception. That is why you must enjoy your dreams but be sure you don't play tricks on yourself. At work, employers will appreciate your vision of the future, so don't hold back. You might have to pretend that one of your better ideas was thought up by someone else, though!
TAURUS (Apr. 21 - May 21)
The air-waves are clogged up with unrealistic expectations and an almost compulsive willingness by some people to misunderstand their fellows. If you are travelling or conducting delicate discussions, please make sure you know what others are talking about. Misunderstandings are all too likely, for what makes perfect sense to you may be incomprehensible to others.
GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)
Right now money is not exactly your strong point. The trouble is, though, that you may believe the opposite. In all matters concerning your valuable funds, resources and possessions, a healthy dose of scepticism will serve you well: never believe rash promises and challenge people who offer big profits to justify themselves.
CANCER (June 22 - July 23)
This is a perfect moment for surprises of all shapes and sizes. Matters which take an interesting turn could include anything which involves water, the arts or your favourite fantasies. Take great care with routine and practical responsibilities, because it's here that you might slip up and miss a vital detail.
LEO (July 24 - Aug. 23)
Take heed of good advice at all times. Other people will be telling you to listen to reason. That's all very well, but they themselves are likely to be driven by emotions, desires and a range of feelings which have little, if anything, to do with the 'facts'. Luckily you'll turn a financial loss into a healthy profit.
VIRGO (Aug. 24 - Sept. 23)
Old friends loom large in your plans this week. If you're socialising, fit in with partners' ideas. Don't worry if one engagement is cancelled, but do fill the vacuum with something equally enjoyable. Long-distance travel will open intriguing possibilities, but if you're stuck in one place, make it as exotic as you can.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)
Recent powerful planetary activity has tended to make you a little too sensitive and inclined to take offence. Your natural peace-loving instincts have been balanced by a perfectly reasonable desire to respond to provocation. Perhaps now you should begin to express your feelings, but do so in a calm and collected manner.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)
The Chinese sages used to talk about the desirability of taking what they called 'the middle way'. Right now this may be a better option than allowing yourself to be pulled between opposite extremes by following your instincts. Also, take whatever time off you need, whatever partners say. You really deserve some time to yourself!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 - Dec. 22)
Sometimes your imagination runs away with you. You seem to be all too prone to vague worries, even when there's nothing to be concerned about. The simple solution is to seek reassurance whenever you want - and never to bottle up fears which are much better talked about. It's also useful to spend your time trying to work out what makes you, and a partner, tick.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 23 - Jan. 20)
Socially, and in love, everything is not what it seems. This doesn't mean that you won't enjoy yourself, but it does indicate very strongly that surface appearances may be out of step with inner truths. Plus, your shrewd business instincts should enable you to pick up a handy bargain and, perhaps, make massive savings.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19)
Powerful stars will certainly keep you on the move, and you may be facing an awkward dilemma concerning contradictory pressures at home and at work. The question is how should you, or a partner, divide your time between the two? Perhaps you won't find the answer until next month. Take as much time as you need.
PISCES (Feb. 20 - Mar 20)
There is a strange sense of anticipation in the air, mainly induced by the power of passionate Pluto, a planet which stirs up your emotions as no other. You are in a highly delicate state to say the least, and you need pampering: there is nothing wrong with putting yourself first, by the way, just as long as you don't trample on other people's interests.
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