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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)

    You’re tempted1 to spend quite generously this summer, and you won’t think twice about dishing out large sums on recreation and for the one you love when crisp GREen bills fall in your direction. You won’t be in bad shape, Aries, if you curb2 your impulsive3 spending habits. Perhaps a household expense you hadn’t foreseen will need to be dealt with. Save a little for that potential domestic upgrade or to help out a family member who might call upon you for assistance.


    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

    You certainly have a talent for attracting money into your life as a material-oriented Bull! If you play the stock market, you are apt to land some big hits this summer. However, you may also face a few losses when Saturn4 squares Mars toward the end of July, whether due to an unexpected downturn in the marketplace, or through your carefree attitude towards spending. Your generosity5 is what makes you fantastic company, but can also leave you hanging when the bills come due.


    Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

    Your thoughts may stray toward summer travel or maybe a move to a new dwelling6 when extra cash flows in for you. The Twin doesn’t like to think about budgeting, but don’t spend it all at once. In case you find yourself itching7 for a new job or needing a long break from the tedious routine of your current employment, stow away some dough8 in the event that your boredom9 catches the eye of a superior. You may get that work break after all, but not necessarily on your terms.


    Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

    You will likely want to use that extra influx10 of cash for home redecorating or to take an extended family trip. If you own your own place, you may want to refinance your mortgage payments or even make some needed repairs on a roof. Your sensible nature when it comes to money matters keeps you in good shape for whatever may come your way. The summer looks pleasant for the Crab11, no matter what you decide to do.


    Leo (July 23 - August 22)

    You will also find some extra currency in your wallet this summer. The Lion’s exuberant12, fun nature empties the purse quickly, however. You may also feel the pinch of extra expenses, especially regarding children if you have them. With Saturn entering your sign and squaring Mars this July, you are faced with the lesson of how to work with what you have or with less than what you are accustomed to. Remember: A good time doesn’t necessarily depend on how much you can spend.


    Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

    Your practical nature toward budgeting benefits you, diligent13 Virgo. And, your strong work ethic14 doesn’t hurt either. You will see a payoff for your diligent labor, perhaps a promotion15 or a raise. Be sure to take a vacation. You will have a grand time while transiting16 Venus in your sign accompanies you. With a challenging Saturn aspect to your house of distant travel, your dollars are better spent on domestic or local travel. Consider a camping trip.


    Libra (September 23 - October 22)

    Don’t get overconfident and spend beyond your means, Libra, when you get that extra monetary17 boost this summer. Save a little for potential extra expenses on the place you live with roommates or your significant other. If you are renting a place, a roommate just may move out without any advance warning or your rent may be raised. Take a little break and a low-cost vacation with a dear friend or your honey.


    Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

    This summer, it is entirely18 possible for you to inherit a bundle from a long lost aunt or benefactor19, or perhaps your dollars will manifest as stock points rising in your portfolio20. Whether your treasures come from a relative, a friend or through your own ingenious investment skills, expect to receive from the universe. Don’t blow that gift all at once, Scorpio. Consider a tax-deductible donation to your favorite charity. It’s good karma.


    Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

    It certainly has been a trying financial chapter for the Archer21, with Pluto22 hovering23 in your sign for quite some time now. Unplanned expenses, such as pesky health problems, may have been gobbling up your hard-earned dollars. This has consumed some of your income, not to mention your patience. The good news is that an infusion24 of much needed funds comes your way to help you offset25 those expenses. But wait just a little before planning travels to foreign lands.


    Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

    Your scrutiny26 in spending and seeking the best buy has served you well, Capricorn. Your stockpile of GREenbacks grows more mountainous. You are one of the most financially prepared persons for a catastrophe27. No such epic28 disasters are expected this summer, however, but perhaps a little aid for a family member or housing expense will be. You might even decide to buy a home. Rest assured that your thrifty29 habits get you a good deal, but always read the fine print carefully.


    Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

    Aquarians are noted30 for brilliance31 in many artistic32 endeavors. Too bad that doesn’t extend to accounting33. As Mars in Taurus and Saturn in Leo cross your Sun this summer, you’ll need to solidly ground yourself in your monetary behavior. You, of all people, need to read the fine print on every piece of contract, lease, and warranty34. Yes, you may get some extra moolah, but it will probably depart from your possession quickly.


    Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

    Your money situation looks in order, Pisces, with the strong possibility of gaining some additional income. Sudden changes in career or job opportunities are to be expected with a short lapse35 of dipping into savings36. Don’t worry - with Venus in Virgo stimulating37 Uranus38 in your own sign, you’ll get that needed reassurance39 that helps quell40 the anxiety you’ve been carrying. You’ll be able to handle those unforeseen adjustments in your world with ease.


     12级    双语 


    1 tempted ['temptid] b0182e969d369add1b9ce2353d3c6ad6   第7级
    • I was sorely tempted to complain, but I didn't. 我极想发牢骚,但还是没开口。
    • I was tempted by the dessert menu. 甜食菜单馋得我垂涎欲滴。
    2 curb [kɜ:b] LmRyy   第7级
    • I could not curb my anger. 我按捺不住我的愤怒。
    • You must curb your daughter when you are in church. 你在教堂时必须管住你的女儿。
    3 impulsive [ɪmˈpʌlsɪv] M9zxc   第9级
    • She is impulsive in her actions. 她的行为常出于冲动。
    • He was neither an impulsive nor an emotional man, but a very honest and sincere one. 他不是个一冲动就鲁莽行事的人,也不多愁善感, 他为人十分正直、诚恳。
    4 Saturn [ˈsætɜ:n] tsZy1   第8级
    • Astronomers used to ask why only Saturn has rings. 天文学家们过去一直感到奇怪,为什么只有土星有光环。
    • These comparisons suggested that Saturn is made of lighter materials. 这些比较告诉我们,土星由较轻的物质构成。
    5 generosity [ˌdʒenəˈrɒsəti] Jf8zS   第8级
    • We should match their generosity with our own. 我们应该像他们一样慷慨大方。
    • We adore them for their generosity. 我们钦佩他们的慷慨。
    6 dwelling [ˈdwelɪŋ] auzzQk   第7级
    • Those two men are dwelling with us. 那两个人跟我们住在一起。
    • He occupies a three-story dwelling place on the Park Street. 他在派克街上有一幢3层楼的寓所。
    7 itching ['ɪtʃɪŋ] wqnzVZ   第8级
    adj.贪得的,痒的,渴望的v.发痒( itch的现在分词 )
    • The itching was almost more than he could stand. 他痒得几乎忍不住了。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
    • My nose is itching. 我的鼻子发痒。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    8 dough [dəʊ] hkbzg   第9级
    • She formed the dough into squares. 她把生面团捏成四方块。
    • The baker is kneading dough. 那位面包师在揉面。
    9 boredom [ˈbɔ:dəm] ynByy   第8级
    • Unemployment can drive you mad with boredom. 失业会让你无聊得发疯。
    • A walkman can relieve the boredom of running. 跑步时带着随身听就不那么乏味了。
    10 influx [ˈɪnflʌks] c7lxL   第9级
    • The country simply cannot absorb this influx of refugees. 这个国家实在不能接纳这么多涌入的难民。
    • Textile workers favoured protection because they feared an influx of cheap cloth. 纺织工人拥护贸易保护措施,因为他们担心涌入廉价纺织品。
    11 crab [kræb] xoozE   第7级
    • I can't remember when I last had crab. 我不记得上次吃蟹是什么时候了。
    • The skin on my face felt as hard as a crab's back. 我脸上的皮仿佛僵硬了,就象螃蟹的壳似的。
    12 exuberant [ɪgˈzju:bərənt] shkzB   第9级
    • Hothouse plants do not possess exuberant vitality. 在温室里培养出来的东西,不会有强大的生命力。
    • All those mother trees in the garden are exuberant. 果园里的那些母树都长得十分茂盛。
    13 diligent [ˈdɪlɪdʒənt] al6ze   第7级
    • He is the more diligent of the two boys. 他是这两个男孩中较用功的一个。
    • She is diligent and keeps herself busy all the time. 她真勤快,一会儿也不闲着。
    14 ethic [ˈeθɪk] ziGz4   第8级
    • They instilled the work ethic into their children. 他们在孩子们的心中注入了职业道德的理念。
    • The connotation of education ethic is rooted in human nature's mobility. 教育伦理的内涵根源于人本性的变动性。
    15 promotion [prəˈməʊʃn] eRLxn   第7级
    • The teacher conferred with the principal about Dick's promotion. 教师与校长商谈了迪克的升级问题。
    • The clerk was given a promotion and an increase in salary. 那个职员升了级,加了薪。
    16 transiting [] 0d2b64f42b39f00330eeb628166d7138   第7级
    • The effect of the transiting mechanic required reserve system vehicle is low. 准备金制度的传导机制的作用是很低的。
    • I was busy transiting to the telescope. 我正忙着旋转望远镜。
    17 monetary [ˈmʌnɪtri] pEkxb   第7级
    • The monetary system of some countries used to be based on gold. 过去有些国家的货币制度是金本位制的。
    • Education in the wilderness is not a matter of monetary means. 荒凉地区的教育不是钱财问题。
    18 entirely [ɪnˈtaɪəli] entirely   第9级
    • The fire was entirely caused by their neglect of duty. 那场火灾完全是由于他们失职而引起的。
    • His life was entirely given up to the educational work. 他的一生统统献给了教育工作。
    19 benefactor [ˈbenɪfæktə(r)] ZQEy0   第9级
    n. 恩人,行善的人,捐助人
    • The chieftain of that country is disguised as a benefactor this time. 那个国家的首领这一次伪装出一副施恩者的姿态。
    • The first thing I did, was to recompense my original benefactor, my good old captain. 我所做的第一件事,就是报答我那最初的恩人,那位好心的老船长。
    20 portfolio [pɔ:tˈfəʊliəʊ] 9OzxZ   第9级
    • He remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio. 他因为她带着一个大公文包而记住了她。
    • He resigned his portfolio. 他辞去了大臣职务。
    21 archer [ˈɑ:tʃə(r)] KVxzP   第11级
    • The archer strung his bow and aimed an arrow at the target. 弓箭手拉紧弓弦将箭瞄准靶子。
    • The archer's shot was a perfect bull's-eye. 射手的那一箭正中靶心。
    22 Pluto [ˈplu:təʊ] wu0yF   第8级
    • Pluto was thought to be the furthest planet from the sun. 冥王星曾被认为是离太阳最远的行星。
    • Pluto has an elliptic orbit. 冥王星的轨道是椭圆形的。
    23 hovering ['hɒvərɪŋ] 99fdb695db3c202536060470c79b067f   第7级
    鸟( hover的现在分词 ); 靠近(某事物); (人)徘徊; 犹豫
    • The helicopter was hovering about 100 metres above the pad. 直升机在离发射台一百米的上空盘旋。
    • I'm hovering between the concert and the play tonight. 我犹豫不决今晚是听音乐会还是看戏。
    24 infusion [ɪnˈfju:ʒn] CbAz1   第11级
    • Old families need an infusion of new blood from time to time. 古老的家族需要不时地注入新鲜血液。
    • Careful observation of the infusion site is necessary. 必须仔细观察输液部位。
    25 offset [ˈɒfset] mIZx8   第7级
    • Their wage increases would be offset by higher prices. 他们增加的工资会被物价上涨所抵消。
    • He put up his prices to offset the increased cost of materials. 他提高了售价以补偿材料成本的增加。
    26 scrutiny [ˈskru:təni] ZDgz6   第7级
    • His work looks all right, but it will not bear scrutiny. 他的工作似乎很好,但是经不起仔细检查。
    • Few wives in their forties can weather such a scrutiny. 很少年过四十的妻子经得起这么仔细的观察。
    27 catastrophe [kəˈtæstrəfi] WXHzr   第7级
    • I owe it to you that I survived the catastrophe. 亏得你我才大难不死。
    • This is a catastrophe beyond human control. 这是一场人类无法控制的灾难。
    28 epic [ˈepɪk] ui5zz   第8级
    • I gave up my epic and wrote this little tale instead. 我放弃了写叙事诗,而写了这个小故事。
    • They held a banquet of epic proportions. 他们举行了盛大的宴会。
    29 thrifty [ˈθrɪfti] NIgzT   第9级
    • Except for smoking and drinking, he is a thrifty man. 除了抽烟、喝酒,他是个生活节俭的人。
    • She was a thrifty woman and managed to put aside some money every month. 她是个很会持家的妇女,每月都设法存些钱。
    30 noted [ˈnəʊtɪd] 5n4zXc   第8级
    • The local hotel is noted for its good table. 当地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著称。
    • Jim is noted for arriving late for work. 吉姆上班迟到出了名。
    31 brilliance ['brɪlɪəns] 1svzs   第8级
    • I was totally amazed by the brilliance of her paintings. 她的绘画才能令我惊歎不已。
    • The gorgeous costume added to the brilliance of the dance. 华丽的服装使舞蹈更加光彩夺目。
    32 artistic [ɑ:ˈtɪstɪk] IeWyG   第7级
    • The picture on this screen is a good artistic work. 这屏风上的画是件很好的艺术品。
    • These artistic handicrafts are very popular with foreign friends. 外国朋友很喜欢这些美术工艺品。
    33 accounting [əˈkaʊntɪŋ] nzSzsY   第8级
    • A job fell vacant in the accounting department. 财会部出现了一个空缺。
    • There's an accounting error in this entry. 这笔账目里有差错。
    34 warranty [ˈwɒrənti] 3gwww   第9级
    • This warranty is good for one year after the date of the purchase of the product. 本保证书自购置此产品之日起有效期为一年。
    • As your guarantor, we have signed a warranty to the bank. 作为你们的担保人,我们已经向银行开出了担保书。
    35 lapse [læps] t2lxL   第7级
    • The incident was being seen as a serious security lapse. 这一事故被看作是一次严重的安全疏忽。
    • I had a lapse of memory. 我记错了。
    36 savings ['seɪvɪŋz] ZjbzGu   第8级
    • I can't afford the vacation, for it would eat up my savings. 我度不起假,那样会把我的积蓄用光的。
    • By this time he had used up all his savings. 到这时,他的存款已全部用完。
    37 stimulating ['stimjəˌleitiŋ] ShBz7A   第7级
    • shower gel containing plant extracts that have a stimulating effect on the skin 含有对皮肤有益的植物精华的沐浴凝胶
    • This is a drug for stimulating nerves. 这是一种兴奋剂。
    38 Uranus [ˈjʊərənəs] 3pZyA   第8级
    • Uranus is unusual because it is tilted. 天王星非常特殊,因为它是倾斜的。
    • Uranus represents sudden change and rebellion. 天王星代表突然性的改变和反叛。
    39 reassurance [ˌri:əˈʃʊərəns] LTJxV   第10级
    • He drew reassurance from the enthusiastic applause. 热烈的掌声使他获得了信心。
    • Reassurance is especially critical when it comes to military activities. 消除疑虑在军事活动方面尤为关键。
    40 quell [kwel] J02zP   第9级
    • Soldiers were sent in to quell the riots. 士兵们被派去平息骚乱。
    • The armed force had to be called out to quell violence. 不得不出动军队来镇压暴力行动。

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