Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — If a friend helps you work your way through a critical problem, be sure to acknowledge the efforts that he or she put forth on your behalf when others ask how you did it.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Avoid taking a side, no matter how hard others try to make you do so. Once the lines are drawn, it could be extremely difficult to get out of your position if and when you want to.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Be careful how you respond to the barbs of your peers, so that you don’t end up being labeled a poor sport. Both your personality and image are more vulnerable than usual.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you should encounter a friend who holds opposing opinions equally as strong as yours, avoid all volatile issues. It’s possible that you both have chips on your shoulders.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It behooves you to be a bit more security-conscious than usual regarding your prized possessions. Leave nothing lying around for others to take.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It’s always wise to analyze things before taking action, but you could go overboard and cause yourself to be so picky and indecisive that you get bogged down.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Wanting to be kind and helpful to others is admirable, but you must be careful not to let people who are capable of fending for themselves burden you with their baggage.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Say “no” and mean it if some of your peers attempt to entice you into doing something that doesn’t serve your best interests. Maintain your high standards and morals.
Aries (March 21-April 19) — Depression could consume you if you permit yourself to believe that everything works out well for everybody but you. Believe me, you wouldn’t want to change places with others if you could.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Volatile subjects, such as politics and religion, need to be avoided, because they could easily get out of hand and lead to heated exchanges. Stick to lighter subjects.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Run and hide if you see a person coming toward you who is always borrowing something from you but never returns anything. Be smart and let history guide you.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Check out what another knows before you allow him or her to make an important decision for you. Don’t just assume that this individual has all the facts at hand.