For Monday, July 25:
Happy birthday! In the next year of your life: Your tolerance of imperfection in yourself and others makes this one of the most loving years you've ever experienced. There is less to be angry about, and therefore, your powers are put to more productive outlets. Special projects leap to fruition in August. Money flows to you in September and December. Love signs are Pisces and Cancer. Your lucky numbers are: 14, 30, 50, 25 and 32.
Celebrity profile: Kate Beckinsale is a glamorous Leo who makes a career jump into the salary stratosphere in 2006. So far, this British beauty has proven her versatility by starring in a wide variety of films, from period pieces to monster movies. Upcoming aspects affecting Beckinsale's natal Mars in Aries suggest that action films will take her to the next level of fame and fortune.
a ARIES (March 21-April 19). It seems that you spend much of the day waiting on other people to get their act together -- such is the plight when you're traveling the road of life with others. But the fine company will be worth the wait.
b TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's a colleague in your realm who represents all that you think you're not. Try and focus instead on all that you are. Believe it or not, your strengths will complement this person's weaknesses.
c GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Can you really do it all? Well, at least today, you can do it "most." There's plenty of energy for working late, getting personal business handled and making sure loved ones are content in relationships.
d CANCER (June 22-July 22). It may serve you to be a little more commitment phobic now. Stay away from so-called "rewards programs," and beware of offers that require you to buy anything in the future.
e LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are an out-of-the-box original who is, unfortunately, required to operate in the box. Do your best, and look forward to a time in the near future when your ideas will catch on more readily.
f VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're the great observer. What you see may not be uncommon, but the way you see it is. Let a Leo or a Sagittarius accompany you in your work. This person will have helpful insights and resources.
g LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There's no shame in making your primary focus something simple -- like feeling good. When your body is healthy and your spirits are high, you'll serve your purpose the very best.
h SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're learning more about a loved one, albeit by surreptitiously watching from a distance. Creepy? Or, maybe it's just the perspective you need in order to know how best to approach this person.
i SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). While it lasts, enjoy the dream-like quality that enhances your interactions with people. In this light, someone may seem much more glamorous than he or she really is. Tomorrow, it's back to ordinary business.
j CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You radiate charm. It's not in the way you look or the things you know. It's the fact that you strive to put other people's feelings before your own, and they warm to you as a result.
k AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As content as you may be with the current status quo, the fact remains that there is a key position still unfilled in your life. You'll be meeting possible candidates over the next three days.
l PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're busy molding a project after your own desire. In the meantime, family members are finally getting along without you having to constantly intervene -- a lovely spectacle indeed.
Astrological questions: I'm an Aries going through major changes. I became single after 11 years of relationships. I have a 9-year-old son. Are my years to come going to be better?
The impulsive nature of Aries ensures that you change much more easily than others, but often at the end of a significant change, you wonder if you did the right thing. The rest of this year, the wondering continues, and you must be very honest with yourself about what your priorities are and why you've made the decisions you've made. By January, you'll have tied up a lot of loose ends and answered the questions in your own mind. It will finally be possible to start over. For you, things always seem behind schedule, but that's only because you're impatient. A more realistic view will show you are right on time, if not early, in regard to learning life's personal lessons. As for the years to come, they will be "better" because you will accomplish what you set out to do (Aries is accomplishment-driven). However, that won't keep you from looking back to this time with great sentimentality and the realization that things were very good for you in 2005.
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