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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Take some creative action and start “doing” rather than “thinking.” You can finally put aside any family differences, as relations improve. Do something pleasurable between Aug. 1 and Aug. 22. Best to wait out any agreements until the last week. Power days: 14 & 15

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You don’t like change, but this month you will embrace it. Your creative mind and willingness to take a new approach makes for a good, active month. August generates romance. Power days: 16 & 17

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Move on, as the things you wished for may not happen right now. Take domestic changes in stride. There seems to be more inner activity than outer and there’s a need for a personal conversation. Take a trip the week of Aug. 24. It will be work-related and productive. Power days: 18, 19

CANCER (June 21-July 22) You can take some of that hidden “loot” out of its hiding place and start to spend a little on a vacation. Hopefully, the last 12 months presented opportunities for growth and success. Working Crabs may want to expand their career/work potential. Power days: 20, 21 & 22

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) How lucky can you be? Expect the next 12 months to bring more than its share of surprises. Respond quickly to each one. Make a personal wish list, visualize it, then make it happen, Some Leos may get engaged or married, or make a business/career commitment. Check out some really fun weeks ahead. Power days: 23 & 24

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Although this month starts out slow, you can still work on being productive. It’s the right time to make some personal changes. The New Moon in your own sign as we approach the end of August sets you in a new direction. Take it. Power days: 25 & 26

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Don’t expect to be spending much time at home. A flood of events, happenings and invitations—including some travel—will keep you on the go until the third week or so. Reunite with friends, relatives or co-workers. Attend some cultural happenings. Any pending work projects need not be addressed until later (Aug. 23 through Aug. 31). Simple pleasures are priceless. 1, 2, 28 & 29

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Keep an open mind about a situation at work that is not resolved or addressed. It will be over in November. Turn your interests and energy toward your home. August is ideal for spreading your wings, taking off for parts unknown. Do not sit in one spot, socially speaking. Jupiter and Sun are in the same romantic sign, so socially circulate. Power days 3, 4, 30 & 31

SAGITTARIUS  (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Take a course, attend a workshop or educate yourself in some manner. Knowledge is power. Any business-related travel can be liberating and socializing. Any litigations/legal matters should turn out positive. Power days: 5, 6 & 7

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 21) Work and career is always a main concern. It need not be this month. No need to display extra efforts at work. Point your attention and focus on having some time off to develop a more social lifestyle with friends. You can get back to work the week of the Aug. 17 or Aug. 25. Power days: 8 & 9

AQUARIUS (Jan. 22-Feb. 18) You may notice a marked expansion of new people entering your life on both a professional and social level. Singles have no need to panic. That “someone” is about to enter your life. Power days: 10 & 11.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) There will be some changes in your day-to-day routine or, for some, in your work area. Circle the first half of the month for these to occur. Some demands require you to be more creative with ideas, time and presentation. You continue to be lucky with making some remarkable connections. While children’s activities this month can be demanding, they can be fun. Financial matters need your attention around Aug. 25. Power days: 12 & 13