Week of: Aug. 14 - 20

Aries [3/23-4/20]: IÕll certainly tell you one thing, and thatÕs a sure deal: you are going to be feeling a lot better than have been for the last couple of years. It started not so very long ago, either. Just about every Aries (you might be the exception, you know), has been feeling this pressure for change, and suddenly, a light has gone on, and you can see the way. In plain English, you can start to get some sense of a direction, and that will make your life easier, now that you know where you are going.

Taurus [4/21-5/22]: Just when you thought that everything was going to start going your way, you will notice that there is certain type of very angry energy floating around. If youÕre normal, and thereÕs no reason to suspect that you are not, you will feel this sort of pricking at the back of your neck: it is an early warning sign that someone is trying to irritate you. For once, the very best course of action is none. DonÕt do a thing. Let them expend their energy trying to wear you out. YouÕll be safe if you don't get mad.

Gemini [5/23-6/21]: I love GeminiÕs with all there frantic and frenetic behavior. Always searching and never finding. The search for you peace and solitude continues for this week. You will find that it is not a good time for your more intimate relationships because your significant other is going to get a little exasperated with your apparently irrational behavior patterns. Slow down and enjoy the ride a little. You could find enough time to pause for quiet contemplation.

Okay, rest time is up!

Cancer [6/22-7/22]: YouÕve been restless all week. I told you to get the boat, head out on the water and drown a few worms. And IÕm not talking about them worms which come in the bottom of a Mescal bottle, either. No, Bubba, you just need to find a little solace out in the middle of the lake. Pontoon boat, not a hybrid Skeeter, or nothing like that. Just get ready for a little, easy going and restful. Make this a soul - fulfilling prophecy for you.

Leo [7/23-8/23]: Most of you LeoÕs out there have a good time ahead of you. There are few LeoÕs though, who might encounter some trouble. Now, IÕve never been one to follow politics too closely, not since Ann Richards lost the GovernorÕs race in Texas (damn Virgo). But there is this one special Leo, the boy who would be president, who is coming up to a really crucial point in his political career. Between Venus and some asteroids, heÕs getting double whammied. Watch for some earth shattering political stuff this week. The rest of you Leo types ought to get out and party your backside off. It is your time of the year, ands your social skills have never been better. Unless, of course, you live in the north Dallas Suburb of Plano, then you might be in dire need of professional help for that paranoia.

Virgo [8/24-9/23] Words like ŅhealingÓ and Ņinner childÓ come up at a time like this. YouÕve actually been on a fairly substantial inward journey, and now, you are getting close to a time when you can let some of this stuff out in the light.

In plain English: get over it your silly self. LifeÕs not that serious, now is it?

Libra [9/24-10/23]: Have you gone charging head long into any new projects yet? The way you are energized right now, you ought to have just about taken off.

Well, since I didnÕt read about any of you Libra types flying, or, at the very least, levitating, then I guess you have decided to deal with your earth born sides instead.

There are some new neon wiggle worm bait things on the market. Your best bet is changing the bait you use, and a Day-Glo worm might just do the trick.

Scorpio [10/24-11/23]: Been waiting on this one, havenÕt you, dear Scorpio friend?

The heavens are finally shifting their focus and ill intent on to someone elseÕs shoulders, and this will be none to soon for you, now will it?

IÕll bet youÕre even tired of the constant barrage of questions, too?

You know it should get better, just about any day now, donÕt you?

If you can just hold on a little longer, donÕt you think the questions will cease?

Sagittarius [11/24-12/21]: Talk about a climatic build-up! ItÕs starting now, and you are beginning to experience feelings, emotions, and desires that have dormant for a long, long time. In plain English, Bubba, get ready for the ride of your life, because this is like the chute opening at the rodeo.

The big question is: are you a cowboy or a bull?

Capricorn [12/22Š1/20]: Right now, and the upcoming couple of weeks are not particularly good times for you CapricornÕs. Seems as if there is still a little bit of emotional house cleaning left to do. In order to facilitate this house cleaning, the Universe is thoughtfully providing you with a little shove in the correct direction. You will find that you feel as if you have a tremendous amount of physical stamina right now.

DonÕt let the feelings go to your head. Now, more than ever, is a good time to consider using rational thought to keep yourself on an even keel.

Nope, no really rough waters ahead this week, just time for cleaning out your own personal tackle box.

Aquarius [1/21-2/18]: I warned you about this last week, but letÕs just face it: you are not a summer color person. Just no way. You much prefer something different. So, as a last resort, what are you going to try? It would seem that every time you turn around someone or something is acting like an obstacle, and you just want to make things as difficult as possible for them.

DonÕt do it. YouÕll regret it a little later, like, maybe next week.

There is a bright ray of hope shining through all of this, if you can let it shine in: lady luck is beaming brightly, this could be your chance to win the big jackpot at the office. Just donÕt bet on it.

Pisces [2/19-3/22]: right about now, I figure there are roughly two kinds of Pisces: those who are out, in spite of the summer heat, partying and carrying on, and those who are morose and leashed to an AC unit. Not much middle ground in there. If you are the vivacious type, try cooling it a little bit. Find some nice water to soak your heels in. Keep them hot feet from getting too hot. And if you are the other type of Pisces, well, get out some and enjoy yourself. Try going to the lake and soaking your head in the water. The message is clear: itÕs time to do something different.