Although you long for peace, it will be elusive. Everyone is tugging at your sleeve, asking you to take care of this or that problem. You're tired of being everyone's first port of call when problems strike. A business or romantic partner has become overly dependent on you. It's important to recognise how you've contributed to this dynamic. Instead of coming to their rescue at the first sign of trouble, hang back. Offer instructions if you must, but don't lend any direct assistance.
LEO 24 July – 23 August
You don't need to make a big fuss to get attention. Your work speaks for itself. Hidden rivals are eager for you to make a mistake, but you will disappoint them. Continue to uphold your high standards. Don't settle for second best, especially if you're surrounded by people who are just focused on earning paycheques. Your diligence will pay off, sending you straight to the head office. You're meant for better things, like a job in the main office. Conduct yourself accordingly.
VIRGO 24 August – 23 September
Sharing the spotlight with people who are less talented is starting to bother you. It's time to promote your own talent. If your boss asks who is responsible for an impressive piece of work, take full credit. Your rivals do this constantly, which is why they get all the glory. Other members of the group will resent this power grab, but you don't owe them any apologies. You've been carrying the team for too long. It's time to strike out on your own.
LIBRA 24 September – 23 October
You feel secure at home, but need to go out into the world to find success. Exercising your independence will be difficult. You'll have to make yourself vulnerable. At times, you will make mistakes and look naive. Eventually, you will get the hang of things and wonder why you were intimidated. It's wonderful to be surrounded by people who love you, but they can hold you back. Get into the habit of working without a support network, just to develop your self-esteem.
SCORPIO 24 October – 22 November
Discussing a problem isn't the same as solving it. You're better off making a move than analysing why this setback occurred. It may be necessary to get some additional training to handle certain responsibilities. Don't let pride get in the way of admitting your need for help. By enrolling in an advanced course, you'll notice an immediate improvement in your situation. Instead of floundering around in the dark, you'll be able to dispatch work with confidence and ease.
SAGITTARIUS 23 November – 21 December
Ordinarily, you have no problem making decisions. This time around, you prefer to weigh all the angles. If you're going to spend a lot of money, it should be on a product that totally fulfils your expectations. Do a little online research. Read some consumer reports. Ask friends which products they enjoy and why. Resist the urge to buy something that all of your colleagues use. You'd rather stand out than blend in with the crowd. A distinctive item will cost more, but that doesn't bother you.
CAPRICORN 22 December – 20 January
You're ready to put a plan into action, but you won't get much support from your family. They're tired of having to share you with your demanding career. Think twice before taking on a big project. You will be better served by staying at home. Spending more time with your nearest and dearest will make you realise there is more to life than work. Don't worry about rivals outshining you at the office. You're still at the top of your game and more than a match for the competition.
AQUARIUS 21 January – 19 February
Escaping to a quiet spot where you can think is a wise plan. You're tired of people telling what you should think, say and do. An individualist like you refuses to be swayed by public opinion. Unfortunately, you're having a hard time discovering what you think about a perplexing work matter. Part of you wants to confront a trouble-making colleague. Another part thinks it would be better to ignore their antics. After a few minutes of silent thought, the answer will come to you, as if by magic.
PISCES 20 February – 20 March
People are shocked by your rebellious ways. You're not trying to stir things up. It's just that you will refuse to follow the crowd when it is going in the wrong direction. A hostile member of the group will challenge you in a public setting. Don't get all defensive and touchy. By presenting your case in a calm, cool manner, you will retain your dignity. The people around you will admire your refusal to be bullied. Pretty soon, you will have assembled a big fan club all of your own.
ARIES 21 March – 20 April
Although powerful emotions are churning beneath the surface, you're hesitant to express them. You don't want to appeal vulnerable to relatives who have predicted failure for you. Actually you have made so much progress. You should be very proud of everything you have accomplished, even if you've fallen short of your ultimate goal. Remember this is just the beginning. You will have other chances to meet this goal. The more practice you get, the easier subsequent tries will become.
TAURUS 21 April – 21 May
You're optimistic, which draws good fortune like a magnet. Even if you've experienced setbacks in the past, you have a good feeling about your current prospects. Going to college, publishing a piece of writing and prevailing in a lawsuit are among the possibilities. Don't let a moody relative dampen your enthusiasm. When you treat the Universe like a generous place, it will shower you with all sorts of rewards. Be open to a teacher's suggestions. Their expert advice will improve your performance.
GEMINI 22 May – 21 June
Your aura of mystery causes quite a stir. Some people are intimidated by your powerful personality. Others are drawn to it. Be careful about whom you admit into your social circle. Lately, loved ones have been draining your emotional resources. You should be a little bit more discerning. If you have a big bill to pay, tighten your belt until you've met this obligation. The last thing you need is to get hit with a lot of late fees.