Tidewater Trader July 21, 2021 Page 28 Your weekly horoscope by Sally Brompton • July 26-August 1, 2021 If Your Birthday Is This Week: You cannot allow other people to influence your thinking to such a degree that you no longer have any independent thoughts of your own. Make an effort every day over the coming year to see what is really there, rather than what others tell you is there. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): This is potentially one of the most exciting times of the year for you. With your creative juices flowing it won’t be long before you get the chance to show the world what you can do. Romantically, too, this is a time to take a chance. TAURUS (April 21 - May 21): You may have to work harder to maintain harmony on the home front over the coming week as family members seem determined to make life tough for you. If at all possible, get away from partners and loved ones for a few hours every day. GEMINI (May 22 - June 21): You’ll notice a change of tempo over the next few days as the pace of life picks up both at home and at work. But that’s okay. Geminis are at their best when it’s all kicking off around them. Your brain works faster than most other people. CANCER (June 22 - July 23): Try not to worry about things you cannot change. The Sun in the money area of your chart at this time of year tends to make you fearful for your finances but there’s really no need. Think of all the times you worried needlessly in the past. LEO (July 24 - Aug. 23): Offers to improve yourself, both in your personal life and in your career, will come thick and fast over the next few days but don’t be in too big a rush to take advantage of them. For the moment, at least, you don’t need to change much at all. VIRGO (Aug. 24 - Sept. 23): It may feel is if you are on the downward side of the curve at the moment but it won’t be long before you are moving up again. Think about how you did certain things in the past – and how you can do them better in the future. LIBRA (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23): Suddenly the world looks a much brighter place and it could look brighter still if you make an effort to get out and about and have fun with your friends. However busy you may be you must make time for the social side of life. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22): If you are looking to move up in the world this is the perfect time to get your game face on and show employers and other important people what you are capable of. The next few days could be hugely important for your career, so don’t hold back! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21): The Sun in Leo will encourage you to broaden your horizons, both physically and mentally, over the next few days and you may soon be going places you have previously only visited in your dreams. And Sags do have some interesting dreams! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20): Your feelings about a certain person will intensify over the next few days and if those feelings are less than positive you may have a hard time hiding the fact. If you must be critical of them at least keep it civil. Don’t start a war of words. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 - Feb. 19): If opposites really do attract you will have a lot of fun this week. Both in your personal life and at work you will encounter people who may at first seem a bit cold but who quickly warm up when they realise you actually quite like them. PISCES (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20): You will need to get organized this week if you want to compete with people whose skills are every bit as good as your own, maybe better. There is only so far you can go taking each day as it comes, so get your act together – fast! sally brompton Weekly Horoscope visit sally at www.sallybrompton.com 2021 Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest The 18 th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest runs now through August 5 th . All winners will be featured in the department’s 2022 wall calendar and published in the Maryland Natural Resource magazine. All entries must be submitted online. Enter now for your chance to win cash, state parks passports, magazine subscriptions, and other terrific prizes! The four contest categories are seasonal: winter, spring, summer, and fall. First, second, and third place winners are selected for each seasonal category. As this is a natural resources-focused contest, the department suggests you follow the following guidelines when selecting a subject matter: Birds, Insects, Flora, Recreation, Scenic Landscapes, Weather and Wonder, and Wildlife. Please re- member that photos that highlight native species (plants, animals, insects) will be given preference in selection. In addition to the winners chosen by the department there will be a “Fan Favor- ite” selected by popular vote on Facebook. The photo with the most “likes” will also be printed in the calendar and magazine. An entry fee of $10 for up to three photos and $3 for each additional entry must be paid with your submission. The number of photos you can submit is unlim- ited, and all photos must be original. All photos must be landscape in orienta- tion, and photos must be clear, with the highest resolution possible. Winning entries are printed in a standard-size wall calendar edge-to-edge at 11 inches by 8.5 inches. Photos must be named correctly to enter. Please name photos in a Subject, Title by Name format (example: Flora Sunflowers in Bloom by John Smith.jpg). Photographers from any state may participate, but all photos must be taken in Maryland. The department will make selections based on the quality, composi- tion, content, originality, creativity, and mass appeal. Decisions are final and in sole and absolute discretion of the department. Winners will be notified in September before the announcement is made on their website, newsroom and social media outlets. The Grand Prize Winner (Overall) will take home $500, a one-year Maryland State Park Passport, a two-year sub- scription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine, five copies of the 2022 calendar, and their image on the cover. Three First Place Winners (winter, spring, summer, fall, minus the Grand Prize Winner) will receive a 2021 Maryland State Park Passport, two-year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource maga- zine, and five copies of the 2022 calendar. Four Second Place Winners (winter, spring, summer, fall) will receive a one-year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine and five copies of the 2022 calendar. 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