VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Let others take center stage if you are uncomfortable in the presence of someone who has a powerful influence over your work or career. Don’t talk; just smile and be attentive.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — A known gossip who doesn’t have your best interests at heart might skillfully try to get you to talk about things you shouldn’t. If you’re aware of things and on your toes, you can remain mum.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Unproven tips passed onto you by a well-intentioned friend should not be taken at face value. Your pal might mean well, but his or her information is likely to be greatly distorted.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — No one should be allowed to make a critical decision for you without your permission and, even then, only in a dire emergency. Without full knowledge of your affairs, such actions could be destructive.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Be logical at all times, rather than wishful, regardless of how much you want something to be true. If your assessments are bad, so will be the results of your actions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Keep your thoughts to yourself, especially if they are ones that make you feel superior to others. There is no quicker way to lose friends than to act as if you think you’re better than everyone else.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — You are asking for nothing but big trouble if you find more to criticize in your mate or special someone than you do to praise. Concentrate only on your loved one’s finer qualities.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) — It’s always important to acknowledge someone who goes out of his or her way to help you, but it may be even more so at this juncture. Next time, a “no thanks” will get you “no help.”
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — This could turn out to be one of those days when all those little nothing purchases could add up into one whopping sum, so stay on your toes. You could empty out your wallet in no time at all.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Your awareness for detail is likely to be much sharper than usual. However, don’t use it for nitpicking but only to recognize problematical flaws that can be corrected.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Should you be pushed together once again with someone with whom you recently crossed swords, don’t pick up where you left off. Use this as a second chance to start over again.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Hanging out with friends who are penny-wise and pound-foolish doesn’t mean you have to be like them. Only you have control over your wallet, so use your personal power to control your spending.