GLEANER HOROSCOPE 18TH AUGUST 2017
WHAT TO DO AND WHEN TO DO IT
Entertainment and romance...................23rd
Domestic and family matters.................23rd
Bargain hunting and shopping................20th
Sport and outdoor life......................24th
Sign new contracts, start new ventures......20th
Avoid new commitments.......................23rd
Arrange business meetings and interviews ... 24th
Note tips and hunches.......................23rd
ARIES (Mar 21 Apr. 20)
Monday's lunar alignments set the tone for the whole week, making it virtually impossible for you to get your own way. But, then, that can be a good thing. Much as you might object, it may be best to sit back for a while and let partners take the limelight. You can wait a little and see what happens. You never know: the results may be astounding. A romantic adventure will pay off handsomely, mainly in terms of increased morale.
TAURUS (Apr. 21 May 21)
If anything, this week will be busier than last. It takes a lot for a Taurean to overwork, but this is what you'll be doing now. However, please don't push yourself so hard that you end up flat on your back. Social life looks very much more hopeful at the end of the week, perhaps because other people are changing their minds.
GEMINI (May 22 June 21)
Astrology is all about making your own decisions, not about letting other people make your choices for you. Right now you have the option as to whether to enjoy yourself in an endless round of parties or achieve something that is truly individual and inspired. Also, as far as professional contacts are concerned, you might do best to be as diplomatic as you can.
CANCER (June 22 July 23)
Family decisions are imminent, but this week's discussions may be undermined by the rapid pace of events. Some Cancerians are even gearing up for a move of home or, at least, they're dreaming of life elsewhere. But the time for drastic action may well be over, at least for now. You will find that before long someone is going to remind you of a debt of honour.
LEO (July 24 Aug. 23)
Venus' intriguing relationship with generous Jupiter is prosperous, affectionate and determined to make the most of life. All your past efforts are about to be rewarded. You should take a frzesh look at a romantic contact, and emotional first-aid might be necessary if you're in danger of falling-out. Take refuge in work if you like: it may be fun to engage with wider ambitions.
VIRGO (Aug. 24 Sept. 23)
The ancients regarded Venus and Jupiter as the most benevolent of all the planets, and Saturn as the strictest. You can get the best out of all these planets by working hard, taking care of every single, tiny detail, yet always keeping an eye on the main chance. You may even soon be set up for a bout of good fortune, if not exactly fame. All you must do is keep your eyes on the virtues of duty and obligation.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 Oct. 23)
Your lunar alignments are a mixed bag, there's no doubt about that! By ancient tradition this is an auspicious time, but one when you may rest and take stock, at least until Wednesday or Thursday. Only once in a while are your financial stars so significant, so tread carefully. It's not that you're about to come into a fortune, but that you can make subtle decisions that set you up for future prosperity.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov. 22)
The current crop of planetary aspects is pushing you in two directions. One set is making you more sociable, the other is driving you into your Scorpionic hole, turning you into a hermit. Which will win? Whichever pressure triumphs, there will be a romantic twist, and quite possibly a surprise visitor. Unexpected developments will be welcome, so keep an open space in your diary.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 Dec. 22)
It's not a question of what you know but who you know so, with all your naive and enthusiastic charm, you should be at a considerable advantage. Professional Sagittarians are basking under superb stars, so now is the time to act if you wish to change jobs: your first step is to get the information sorted out. At long last, you might say!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 23 Jan. 20)
You are still very much in command of the situation, though you are showing a tendency to abdicate responsibility and allow fate to step in. Complacency is your main foe in private and public affairs. A new emotional bond will soon be strengthened, with happy consequences all round. You might even bring the smile back to someone's lips.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 Feb. 19)
Whatever else is happening in your chart, whatever the ups and downs in your life, nothing matters except the profound strength that you are about to gather from Saturn's stabilising and serious presence. Plus, if you have any doubts about a financial venture, check the legal situation. You might discover something to your advantage perhaps even some money you are owed.
PISCES (Feb. 20 Mar 20)
You may spend your money while you can. Yet, it's not quantity that counts, but quality, and there are purchases you can make which will radically improve the whole tone and tenor of your beautiful existence. Surprisingly, you may soon discover that a professional rival, or someone who has stood in your way at home, is in fact on your side.
SIGN OF THE MONTH: VIRGO
Jupiter's benevolent passage through your chart brings great hopes but complex feelings. You may still feel hurt and hard done by, if not exactly deprived of what is rightfully yours. Why this should be so is not clear. The combination of Mercury, Mars and Jupiter is a dramatic indication that you are likely to receive prestige and appreciation from your peers. Plus, the Moon will broaden your sphere of operations, taking in a number of other people, some of whom will be new friends. What is absolutely definite is that the way forward lies in co-operation, not competition. There'll be many times over the next year when you are very trusting and inclined to believe what other people say. You also invariably take others' needs and wants into consideration before pressing ahead with your own plans. All this is very praiseworthy and worthwhile yet, when pressures build up, you must take them seriously. Not for the first time, you will feel driven to make a number of changes in activities that are absolutely fundamental to your existence. Although such events are likely to centre around February and March, you will be dealing with such positive long-term forces that the consequences may be unclear for some time after that!
22 Beenie Man, (Moses A. Davis), deejay, y.o.b. 1973