LEO: July 23–Aug. 22
Three planets in your sign promise joy and abundance. Study what you value, and notice the changes. A new revenue stream emerges from an old endeavor, and finances begin a cycle of growth. Provide a service at a healthy fee; you are indispensable.
Virgo: Aug. 23–Sept. 22
An improbable endeavor begins to make sense. You may have to create a system, but stay with it, and the month’s end will bring clarity. Excess wastes time, and details support probability. How well can you administrate your life?
Libra: Sept. 23–Oct. 22
The last few weeks have demanded many do-overs, but you’ll see progress soon. Enlist the best support, and avoid cutting corners. Improvements to your personal communication dissolve obstacles and put everyone on the same page.
Scorpio: Oct. 23–Nov. 21
Avoid squabbles in the marketplace. You will gain admiration and personal power. Royalty rises above petty issues. A beneficent attitude garners more regard among peers. Enjoy your work.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22–Dec. 21
Your popularity helps promote knowledge that boosts your credibility. Rally the troops with improvements in a system. Where help is required demand the best. A technology tweak refines the process. Exercise kind leadership.
Capricorn: Dec. 22–Jan. 19
Go sit on a mountaintop, goat. Survey your ambitious plans from an inspiring spot. Patience is strength. Persevere.
Aquarius: Jan. 20–Feb. 18
Remove ego from confrontations. Who you are has nothing to do with current obstacles. Instead, give support and acknowledgement to the loyal troops. Renewed allegiance leads to an improved M.O. Is it a golden challenge? That’s up to you.
Pisces: Feb. 19–March 20
Austerity is fortunate. The excess of input must be evaluated and judged worthy — or not. Hasty advances are discouraged until all data is in. Management is the solution. Trust yourself to make good decisions and let go.
Aries: March 21–April 19
A speculative venture provides work that is play. Labor with love and know that your contribution is significant. Little details add to a finished image. It makes the right impression on those who matter. Romance is real, so love the one you’re with.
Taurus: April 20–May 20
A domestic environment is your castle. Make royal choices that enhance your reign. Splurge on an item that makes you happy to unlock the door. Tend to growing things, and see your own abundance. This time is pregnant with possibility. Imagine.
Gemini: May 21–June 20
Summer is for getaways, so take short trips to stimulating communities. Neighbors and siblings have useful information. Avoid texting and driving, but be ready for an incredible piece of news to arrive during transit. Go play.
Cancer: June 21–July 22
Unexpected financial blessings cover an obligation, and the peace of mind that follows brings better ideas. Values should include fun, as the psychological boost gets you back on track. Declutter an area that is overgrown; you need room for the new. Plan.
Aug. 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989
The world loved Lucy, and Lucy loved the desert. Like so many Hollywood stars, Ball first enjoyed Greater Palm Springs as a vacation spot. Over the years, the beloved comedienne and her husband, Desi Arnaz, owned houses in Palm Springs, Indian Wells, and Rancho Mirage and built the Indian Wells Hotel (now the Indian Wells Resort Hotel). Ball even served as honorary mayor of unincorporated Rancho Mirage from 1958 to 1965 and again from 1971 to 1973. In 1995, the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, the Liebling Trust, and the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission commissioned a statue of her; it’s located on Tahquitz Canyon Way, between Palm Canyon
and Indian Canyon drives.
ILLUSTRATION BY STUART FUNK