Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your marvelous knack for taking the failed ideas of others and making them work is something you use all the time, so it won't come as any surprise to anyone when you do so again.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Applying extra effort always pays off handsomely for you, so you won't find the need to grumble should the boss throw a big project your way, which s/he is likely to do.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — One of the most uncomfortable positions to be put in is to have to take directives from someone less capable than you. Before this happens, step forward and take charge.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — All that it takes to prevent a matter that has been a thorn in your side from rising up again is to take care of it once and for all before it can do any more damage. Don't tarry!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If you're in need of some socializing, don't sit and wait on others to call. Start putting something fun together that you know your friends would want to be part of.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — There are strong indicators that you could be a bit more fortunate that usual when it comes to material situations. Being results-oriented will pay off, at the end of the day.

Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Be both enthusiastic and dramatic when you present something important. You'll have better chances of gaining support if you're bolder than a cup of Seattle coffee.

Aries (March 21-April 19) — One of your natural-born talents is the ability to handle difficult developments that arise without warning. It will come in handy once again.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Having the gift of knowing what to say when problems develop for others is likely to be very helpful. It could put a difficult situation back on track.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Don't hesitate to speak up and let it be known that you're the one who successfully completed that project that had been hanging fire. Those in authority need to know who should get the credit for pulling the trigger.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Competitive involvements are likely to prove to be stimulating and satisfying for you. They could pop up in both social and business affairs.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Stand up for what you believe, even if you have to butt heads with someone who is a loudmouth, arrogant know-it-all. Keep your cool throughout the encounter and you'll look better than honey to a bee.

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