by PAULA LYNDE
CANCER (June 21-July 22): This month, you may realize that one of your friendships is one-sided. This is the friend who always picks the lunch destination, talks incessantly about their problems while never getting around to yours, and maybe even bosses you around from time to time. This treatment, obviously, must stop – but you don’t necessarily need to end the friendship. After all, this person may not realize what they’re doing – maybe they’re a Leo or Scorpio (no offense). So, just have a polite conversation with them about your feelings and see if they’re willing to make a few changes.
LEO (July 23-Aug-22): Oh, hey, Leo! There you are. If you’re bossing your friend around, please stop. They don’t like it (see above). However, there’s a very good chance that your strong personality will get you ahead at work this month. You’re on a roll right now with your decision-making skills and leadership abilities, so go ahead and shine. Just remember to also be a great team player with situations that call for group effort. You can’t always do everything on your own and sometimes it isn’t even wise to try.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22): Don’t call it a comeback . . . But you could if you wanted to. It’s been rough for the past couple of months, with, like, everything. And now that’s about to change. Be glad that you didn’t throw in the towel, Virgo. July holds good things for you, and it’s about time. Issues at work smooth out, relationships get better, and financial issues melt away. So, let yourself relax – for once. Sure, it’s never good to let your guard down completely, but you can take a little vacation from bearing the weight of the world on your shoulders – for now.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Hey, Libra! It’s time to take a vacation. Even if it’s just for a weekend, you should get away and recharge. The last couple of months have been taxing, and now is a great time to let your brain recharge and your body relax. And here’s the surprising thing: You’ll probably get some great ideas for work while you are miles away from your job. Then, when you get back, you can wow the boss with your incredible insight and remind them of how much they missed you when you were gone.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): You’ve been a tiger around the office or workplace lately, Scorpio, but now is a good time to pull your claws back a little. You’re starting to alienate your coworkers, and you’re going to need their help soon. The same is true for friends and family members – Keep them close. Don’t worry. Nothing catastrophic is coming down the pipeline, but your patience may be tested in the upcoming weeks. And you’ll handle this minor shakeup much better if you have good people on your side.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): A new hobby has taken up a lot of your time, and that’s okay. Just as long as it doesn’t interfere with your work or personal relationships, this new pastime is actually a good thing. In fact, it may rekindle your creative spark and inspire you to think outside of the box. Harness your newfound ingenuity and use it to do something truly great. Then, down the road, when someone asks about your inspiration, you can tell them that it all started with stamp collecting, an ant farm, or a new video game – or not. It’s all up to you.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): A fun surprise awaits you, either in the mail or through a phone call. It could be a phone call from a long-lost friend, unexpected money, or a really good coupon. But no matter what it turns out to be, just be glad that it isn’t an extra bill, a root canal, or a tax audit. Good things happen to those with the good sense to appreciate them for what they are.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Don’t be afraid to take chances on new things this month, Aquarius. Whether it’s a type of food, a hairstyle, a clothing style, or if you get a chance to visit a place you’ve never been before, pull a Nike and Just Do It. Speaking of unchartered territories, there’s a very good chance that you’ll meet someone with whom you share an instant connection after the 15th. This individual will turn out to be a good friend or a very good friend, so get ready for a little more fun in your life.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): What are you waiting for, Pisces? You have a decision to make and you’ve been putting it off for a while. But the truth is that you know exactly what you should do. And don’t worry. You’ve got a good head on your shoulders and you should trust your judgement. Once you finally make your move, you’ll experience a huge surge of relief – you may even shout/jump/dance for joy. Also, don’t be surprised if you hear from an old friend at some point in the beginning of the month.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): If there’s conflict in your workplace, you should find a way to resolve the matter by mid-month. And it shouldn’t come as a shock that it will all come down to communication. Once everyone involved understands where everyone else is coming from, heads should cool, and things should go back to normal. There’s also a good chance that you’ll play a leadership role in this resolution – and you’ll do a great job. In fact, the boss may be so impressed that your name will immediately come up the next time there’s talk of a raise or a promotion.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Have you accidentally insulted a friend or romantic partner recently? If so, you’ll find a way to make things up to that person very soon. Just try to remember that you’re not the only stubborn person on the planet, so they may need a little time to completely forgive and forget. And you’ll know when it’s time to deliver a heartfelt apology – along with a small token like a cup of coffee, flowers, or maybe even a puppy. It really depends on how badly you’ve hurt their feelings – and if they’re allergic to dogs. Please double check that before going the puppy route.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your dual nature is making things a little rough on the relationship front this month because you’ve got something troublesome on your mind. Part of you wants to confide in your partner and talk about it, but the other half wants to clam up and brood over the issue. And, when you choose the latter option, the other person feels left out and frustrated. Remember that, while it isn’t always easy, any relationship works better when both parties use open and honest communication. Of course, if you’re single, don’t start any date with an airing of your grievances. Things might get weird.