MONDAY, AUG. 19, 2013 :: Explore an intellectual path that will link you to the people and things that will bring the highest returns in the year ahead. Don’t let personal responsibilities stand between you and your desires — proper organization and preparation will allow you to take care of both.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You should try new and adventurous avenues that will motivate you to reach for the stars. Strive to be your best, even under difficulty. Romance will improve your day.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Discuss with a colleague the way you want to see a situation move forward. Do your best to work with someone trying to meet you halfway. Compromise and discipline will help you find common ground.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Put more thought into self-improvement projects and activities that challenge you. Romance is on the rise, but motives may be questionable, be they yours or someone else’s. Excess is something to be avoided.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Steps you take to improve your surroundings or change your lifestyle will benefit you financially as well as ease your stress. An unusual offer will bring you greater stability.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you frankly express your thoughts, you will get a favorable response. Do what you can to improve the way you live and your relationships with your friends and colleagues.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Eat properly and start a regimented routine that will strengthen you mentally, physically and emotionally. Keeping fit and living a simpler, more moderate life will result in greater happiness.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — The changes you plan to make will help get your finances in order, so don’t delay. Strive to budget wisely. A contract, commitment or partnership with someone should be signed, sealed and delivered, for safety’s sake.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Engage in activities that allow you to broaden your horizons. You will find inspiration if you look for it. Added responsibility will come with benefits.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Put more thought into the way you conduct yourself at work or on the home front. A change of heart can lead to greater happiness with someone special.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Not everyone will agree with you, but that’s the way it should be. Be careful when sharing information — someone with ulterior motives may butter you up. Don’t make any moves unless you’re fully prepared.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You’ll discover interesting information regarding someone who can help you in a professional capacity. Love is on the rise, and making plans with someone you care for will have gratifying results.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Do something creative or sign up for an unusual activity or community event that will help you find fresh ideas with which to approach life. There are some exciting options out there.