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|ARIES: If everyone can be honest, straightforward and not allow a note of self- righteousness to creep in then the influences around today can be immensely helpful. Keeping detached and unemotional will be the key. Your romantic life may feel more ethereal, lovelier than usual, so you are cruising along in good style. Astrologers always say that Neptune misleads because it makes you see companions better than they are. But do you need to see all the flaws? Enjoy your vision while it lasts.|
|TAURUS: Not being light hearted should not make you take the bleak side of every situation. Sometimes you just have to get underneath to find out what people’s motivations really are, or what has led you to the situation you are now facing. Knowledge can lead to freedom. It is important not to turn yourself into a doormat, no matter how kind or compassionate you feel. Sometimes you also have to put down limits to prevent you getting trampled into the ground.|
|GEMINI: If you are feeling frustrated because companions are shutting off what you are saying, you need to rethink your approach. Sometimes the harder you push, the more they resist. Gentle persuasion will work best. Go the long way round rather than slapping your views on the table with a thump. There needs to be a way of giving to others that also allows you to be at peace with yourself. You will find that you are being called on to help in some way.|
|CANCER:You may be right, but it’s still a great idea to keep an open mind. Watch a tendency to be intense, even slightly obsessive. If you can be tolerant and open to feedback, you will make faster progress. Later you may find yourself not concentrating on what is under your nose. But you could also find real connections with other people, some bond that you can’t put into words but certainly feels rather good. Follow your whims and instincts since they will almost certainly be spot on.|
|LEO: Today will be great for meaningful encounters. Just remember that communication is a two-way process, so you may also be listening a little bit more to other people. The more you hear what they have to say, the better it will be in the long run. Later nothing hugely significant may happen but you will float your way along rather amiably. Try not to get misled by people. You could get disillusioned and disappointed when you discover they don’t match up to your fantasies.|
|VIRGO: Try to open up to other people a little bit more. Maybe you feel you will be humiliated if you disclose all your best ideas. But in fact you will gain from creative discussions. You give to companions, they give to you. The important thing is that the truth is what matters at the end of the day, not who’s saying it. Find time for the finer things of life. Listen to music when you can, or look at art. Aim for pleasant activities.|
|LIBRA:You need to step back and be more tolerant, a little bit more light-hearted or light-handed in the way you handle conversations and discussions today. Keep an open mind on almost everything, and don’t become so kind of tunnel-visioned that you can’t see anything beyond what you’re talking about. Try not to let yourself get too diverted from your real priorities, since you may feel rather spaced out. You want to believe the best of everyone, including yourself. This may not be wise.|
|SCORPIO: Don’t make judgments before you have all the information at your fingertips. When you find answers, make sure you don’t push them too hard at other people. Later, there are rather spiritual, sympathetic, compassionate, maybe even creative influences around. You want to cruise along without any kind of rough edges of unpleasantness. Maybe you’ll manage it and maybe you won’t. The passing moment of feeling close to the right people and feeling in tune with your surroundings will be a delight anyway.|
|SAGITTARIUS: You want to sort one situation out in a sensible way now and are taking constructive steps to find out what you need to know. You will find the long-term answers you desire if you persist. If you are creative, then you may find yourself more productive than usual. You can turn some of your dreams into reality, although you may have to fight against some lethargy, because frankly putting your feet up and daydreaming will provide a very seductive alternative.|
It’s important not to become so obsessed with one matter that you can’t see the broad picture. If you look too deeply into it, you may end up even getting a bit gloomy. Although you will not be very energetic, you will be feeling sympathetic. You really do want to give close companions what they need. You will be very sensitive to the undercurrents, the subtle feelings in the atmosphere, and that is what is pushing you on to be helpful.
|AQUARIUS: IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be secretive, passionate, a time when you’ll feel strongly but may say less. Just keep your own counsel or rely on old, loyal friends to give you sensible advice. You’ll redouble your efforts to achieve your ambitions and no one will distract you from going straight ahead. Try not to be too sharply outspoken if people get in your way or make mistakes. You’ll need to keep your eye on your finances. Carelessness could cost
PISCES: You’re thinking about things rather more deeply than usual and talking in a penetrating way. You may come across as being a little bit more forceful than you intend, although you may only notice it in other people’s reactions to what you’re saying. There could also be a whiff of romance in the air. It may be all in your head, of course, but enjoyable all the same. You want a relationship so wonderful, blissful and beautiful it’s like something out of the movies.