You are highly idealistic and a bit of a perfectionist. You have excellent instincts and generally can size up a person or a situation quickly and quite accurately. While gentle and considerate overall, you do have a dominant or “rule the roost” side, and you can be quite stubborn. You are also very patient and strategic when you need to be, but you have little patience for close-minded people.
|ARIES: If you can make your goals rather modest, you’ll probably get everything done really well and get a bit of praise from other people. But if you aim too high, become uppity, too enthusias-tic or too exuberant, you could come unstuck. It’s all a question of attitude and approach. The influences around now could be enlightening but they could also be misleading. You need to stay very practical and grounded to get the best end of Neptune. It can be religious or spiritual, even connected to things paranormal.|
|TAURUS: You will not be sitting still for long. The Moon will keep you moving smartly around a busy schedule, with more comings and goings, conversations, meetings and chit chat than usual. You will be more aware of everyday contacts like neighbours, workmates, maybe even brothers and sisters. Because you see the truth of one situation clearly, you may be coming across as rather critical. Try to add tact to honesty, and make it obvious to mates that you don’t mean to cause harm.|
|GEMINI: You may feel slightly controlling about your possessions today, and not happy to share. But a little generosity will be long remembered. Maybe you are slower than usual to make up your mind, but once you get on track nothing will budge you. It might be a good idea to go off and sort out your budget if you can be bothered. Then you will be in a better position to know exactly where you are and what the surplus for spending realistically is.|
|CANCER:The people in your life who have some kind of hold over you – authority figures, parents, teachers, bosses – seem to be more of a nuisance than usual at the moment. You have ended up feeling rather discouraged. Stand up for yourself but do it tactfully. You want to help other people, but may be getting muddled since you have not worked out what you need to do to make things happen. You make a half-hearted attempt, then you give up. Strategy is needed.|
|LEO: There is an old saying that anything which shoots up fast like plants growing in a swamp, wither just as quickly. Diamonds on the other hand, which are produced very slowly under great pressure last for ever. Persistent effort produces long lasting results. Don’t expect overnight miracles. There are rather confusing and uncertain influences around, so try to do less rather than more until the dust settles. It won’t be easy to be clear in your focus, since you can’t dredge up the concentration or find enough motivation.|
|VIRGO: If you can be patient and knuckle yourself down to doing tiny little things in a rather meticulous kind of way, you will fare better. You get dutiful for a little while, then resentful and fly off the handle. You will be floating along rather passively rather than zipping into activity. Neptune around strongly is visionary, dreamy but not always good at turning dreams into reality. You cannot get up the energy for it. Be quiet, but watch you don’t end up feeling slumped, and under confident.|
|LIBRA: Leaping recklessly into telling other people what you think of them in an over-abrasive way may be tempting, but it could backfire. It’s just not very easy at the moment to moderate what you’re trying to say. You either under-do it or overdo it. You may feel like being charitable or working for the underprivileged now, people who may have less than you. Maybe you also want to withdraw a little bit and have time to think about the more mystical things of life.|
|SCORPIO: Aim to stretch yourself in at least one activity during the day. You want the freedom to speak openly and move around as it suits you. Wide open spaces are a must, since you will not appreciate being fenced in. If you can’t travel literally, you’ll travel in your mind. Get out the holiday brochures, read books with an exotic flavour, do anything that takes your mind off whatever is standard, expected and the same as yesterday.|
|SAGITTARIUS: Everything seems to be getting under your skin, but you feel the circumstances aren’t such that you can lose your tem-per. Better to be discreet and plough on steadily, without looking to left or right. Focus on your long term goals and immediate problems will seem smaller. This is not the day to confront difficult situations or difficult people, because you cannot work up the energy or courage for a robust discussion. What you want is to live in a blissful universe with no rough edges.|
|CAPRICORN: The influences around now do tend to make everyone rather grind and groan on a bit. Certainly life is not perfect. Indeed, it may even be less perfect than usual. But what can you do? Get real for one thing. This is the way it is and once you accept the bottom line, then everything becomes much easier to handle. Be solid, down-to-earth, be dutiful and you might even come out of the end of it with your halo polished.|
|AQUARIUS: Try to keep your energy more under control. If you scatter off in all directions at work you will only end up hot and cross. As soon as you try to shift into a higher gear you meet immoveable objects, so move slowly. You will understand what companions need now, which is wonderful and helpful obviously. The only thing you have to watch is not to get drawn too much into other people’s problems, because you can end up turned into a bit of a doormat.|
|PISCES: Be a little bit theatrical and dramatic, try cracking a few jokes. This is the entertaining Moon of the month for you, so there’s no sense in letting it slide by without making a definite statement in what you do. You will be colourful, noisy, attention seeking, popular and rather magnetic as a personality, very charming and persuasive. Mates secretly admire your courage for being so outspoken, though at times they wonder about your lack of humility. Still, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be a curious mix of go ahead and rather laid back. You’ll be redoubling your efforts at work and in improving your personal finances. But you’ll also have phases where you want to just drift along. Try to keep an eye on practicalities since your security and reputation are very important to you. The right people will be impressed with what you achieve. One close relationship will bring you even more support from mid-year.
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