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|ARIES: IF ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be lively, outgoing, passionately enthusiastic, a time to display your charms and step out boldly socially and at work. You’ll be slightly rebellious and not always happy to compromise but try not to rock the boat too much in your relationships. Luckily the atmosphere around the chores will be light-hearted and fun with faster progress than you expected. Later in the year you’ll find your closest partner is in good humour.|
|TAURUS: Your energy is flowing in exactly the right direction at work as well as socially. It is an excellent time for forging ahead with new projects. You will feel healthy, exuberant and rather inspired so your efforts should have a positive outcome. Avoid being directly confrontational with people, or leaping in with provocative comments. You’ll end up losing words and not knowing how to finish what you started. You have to pause anyway since you may be responding to something you didn’t quite understand.|
|GEMINI: There is a good combination of influences around at the moment so you can be diplomatic and tactful, yet still be assertive, even pushy where it matters. If you do happen to stir up a little trouble by being too aggressive, then you will just as quickly soothe, smooth and calm it all down again. Though it’s not very great for concentrating on specialised tasks, since you are going to be a bit vague or uncertain. Let yourself dream and listen to music.|
|CANCER: Anything which feels too clashing, difficult or harassing will not suit your quiet mood. You want things to be soothed and smoothed and wound down. Your intuition will be working well, so trust your instincts. Just don’t try to make cash decisions or add up the budget since your concentration will wander. You will find you’re particularly happy around other people, putting energy into getting other people’s approval. There is a tremendously dynamic feel about getting to grips with whatever is under your nose.|
|LEO: You will be pulling other people along with you, sweeping them up in your enthusiasm. Clearly you’re in a good morale-boosting kind of mood. Your friendships and working relationships should roll along more smoothly. No one is going to be allowed to be lack lustre or gloomy with you around. You’re also more sensitive to the subtler aspects of the world than usual, so everything around feels dreamy, romantic. If it doesn’t then you’ll want to disappear into that rather sweet world inside yourself.|
|VIRGO: You should be feeling in the mood for a great deal of fun. If there have been tensions, this should help to calm them down. Though if you attempt any tasks that require a huge amount of clear-thinking you won’t do them well. You’ll end up in a bit of a muddle and have to go back and redo them later on. So just push dreary chores aside. If you go with the flow you’ll get where you want to go just as quickly.|
If you’re imaginative or artistic, you should get some things done under the current influences. Or you might just daydream and nothing much happens. Just try to turn one tiny fantasy into reality. There could be an absolutely charming message coming your way, or a chance encounter that leaves you feeling rather ethereal. Maybe it will just be a passing moment, but it will bring a deeper connection to a better world. Remember it when you get back into the hassle and hustle.
|SCORPIO: You should able to negotiate or discuss finances in a highly effective way now. There could be good cash news, perhaps new opportunities which you create by being rather direct. Though you may need to watch you aren’t being too passionately enthusiastic about spending too much. It’s also a time to pen a love letter, read poetry or even write one. Forget the more unpleasant sides of reality. Anything that’s harsh, sharp-edged or too strenuous, just slide round. Let others do the rushing around.|
Now you can begin to find a good way of balancing out what may have gone off track recently. Suddenly you can see how to get certain situations running the way you want. You have the vim, vigour and bounce to kick start whatever has become stuck. There are days when making a determined push is the right approach. Then there are days when doing nothing at all seemingly ends you up in the right place at the right time, saying the right thing.
|CAPRICORN: If you’ve been feeling lethargic recently, you’ll seem to have just the injection of adrenalin you need to get you cracking along rather smartly. You will express yourself straightforwardly but so charmingly that everyone around will fall in line. Fascinated by rather mystical things, you’ll want to get away from the rational, logical and practical world, to float off, as if heading towards a little pink cloud. You know there are more things in heaven and earth than normal life lets in.|
|AQUARIUS: The yin and yang should be pretty much in balance so you’ll find that the odd compliment whispered in the right ear will lead to a very satisfying result. Neptune around mildly now is a great healer, not in a dramatic way but by gently soothing. It disappears quickly in the hurry and scurry of modern living. If you can connect to it then you find not just that you feel physically better but that you also a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.|
|PISCES: It may well be you’re spending too much, but if you can turn your energies to earning more, you’ll find that one plan works better than you expected. Don’t be scared about coming forward to do or say whatever you want. You’ll be painting pictures in your mind, which is delightful. Though not so easy when you try to express what you’re thinking or feeling. Try to draw your important messages, or even write a poem about them. Pictures and images will speak volumes.|