Your Friskyscopes For The Week Of July 16-23, 2012

Cancer (June 21-July 22): You’re going to have to break bad habits and take a turn for the better. When it comes to your level of motivation, you’re the only one in control. If you want better options, seek them out. Whining or blaming others now might feel good, but it’s a lie, as the universe is on your side to push you up the ladder of success. However, if you don’t show up to play, you won’t get squat.

Leo (July 23-August 22): There are many options out there for you to grab a hold of, so don’t get caught trying to make a bad situation work if it obviously is draining the crap out of you. Sometimes knowing when to call it quits is the winning move. Not everything has to have a pretty resolution, as long as it gets an ending it’ll have to be good enough.  Take what you can get and call it a day.

Virgo (August 23-September 22): You know you have a checkered past when people are popping up with memories that you don’t recollect. No matter, trust you gave such a fab impression that they never had it quite as good again. Sure, it’ll make you wonder about what else slipped your mind, but don’t stress. Not all will add up this week, but who needs to do so much math?

Libra (September 23-October 22): If you can get down with the weird, then you’ll be able to have an interesting week of adventure and intrigue. Yes, opportunities that come your way will challenge your notion of fun, but let down your guard and go with it. The trip out of your comfort zone won’t just be eye-popping, but one for your sexy archives too.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Compartmentalizing your life is just what you do, but as you separate the peas from the mashed potatoes of your life, understand that fate may throw some gravy at you, mushing things up into a surprisingly tasty mix. However, if that is your destiny, actions will happen independently of you. Otherwise, keep boundaries in place and avoid changing a thing until the situations call for it.

Sagittarius (November 22- December 21): If you stopped to care about what everyone thought, you’d never get anywhere. This week, shut out those voices, as they’ll be out to tear down your ego in an especially mean way. Put up those defenses and understand where those jabs are coming from — chances are it really has nothing to do with you, but you just happen to be in the line of fire. 

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Don’t get suckered into smiling faces, because there is going to be more than meets the eye. Sorry to say sketchy people and situations will start to unfurl now and can lead you down a slippery slope of unfulfilling lusts and demise. Of course, some curiosities are too strong to shut out, but as you know, it also did kill the cat.

Aquarius (January 20-February 19): Relationships are a give and take. You know it, everybody knows it. Too bad no one has the secret equation to for WHAT you should give and WHAT you can take. If this means going back to your past to sort out an answer, why not dredge up those old tricks? It may not have worked for you back then, but this time around is a whole new game.

Pisces (February 20-March 20): You know how to pretend and when you’re in that mode, it’s not really a lie. So, as this week may necessitate bringing out a more compassionate and humble side to you, don’t think of it as compromising yourself. Rather, think of it as playing a part until the current act of the tale plays out. If you do it right, the next scene will have you as the star.

Aries (March 21-April 19): You’ll be working it from a new level of cool, but watch that you don’t get too cocky — as in assuming too much or how you phrase your feelings to delicate ears. A certain someone will be out to judge and if you don’t want a big ole headache to go along with your side of confidence, know how to edit.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Your sense of security will take a hit, but not destroyed — unless you let it. Don’t let one bad experience put you off from a certain situation or someone you’ve been working. Yes, one step forward and two back is not a pace anyone would wish, but it’s called paying your dues and if you believe, at the end of it all, it will be one of those times you can laugh about down the line.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Beware of bold offers now, as there will be strings attached. While it’ll be easy to get lost in the idealism and think you’re untouchable, trust in time big sacrifices you need to make will come, unless you confront and fix the red flags as they appear. Sure, no one likes a buzzkill, but a little pain now is far less of a price to pay than intense agony later.