|ARIES: Putting down roots and finding a sense of belonging is especially important now. It does not make you gloomy, but it makes you sensitive to any lacks in your emotional life. You want to be surrounded by everything that feels comforting and reassuring. You’ve got a lot of vigour and dynamism, and rather competitive in terms of what you’re saying to those close. You will have to watch that you are not letting off steam too loudly. Clearly that isn’t a good idea.|
|TAURUS: Getting your feet on the ground, and paying attention to small details, may not sound like a laugh a minute. But if you ignore what’s under your feet, you won’t be able to tackle the more expansive, fun projects in future. Regard it as a useful preliminary. You’re going to be in a rather assertive frame of mind. If you handle things with care, it could be very useful. You’ll push through barriers, put your foot down and say exactly what’s on your mind.|
|GEMINI: Mull everything over carefully now and once you have reached a considered decision, you can take steps to resolve whatever is bothering you. Just don’t expect instant results. You will feel a few gripes bubbling to the surface which you may try to sit on. Then all of a sudden everything comes out into the open perhaps a bit too sharply. So you may be ruffling feathers and causing some aggravation with loved ones. Try to be straight in an assertive but calm way.
|CANCER: Getting your head and your heart together will be important now. What you want to do and ought to do have to be the same thing. In that way you can put your wholehearted enthusiasm behind your plans which will work better as a result. Make sure you have supportive companions around who are willing to follow your lead. You are likely to be very busy, working very hard on anything that really stretches your mind. Try to listen to other people more.
IF ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be go ahead, energetic, not always tactful, a time when you’ll defend your corner and refuse to be pushed around by other people’s wishes. Just don’t get into no-win discussions since it’ll waste energy. Be persevering and strategic and find a way of compromising that feels fair. Money should be better than usual so you’ll be spending happily. You’ll have a generally positive attitude despite difficulties and be working hard.
|LEO: Nothing will be gained by racing around at high speed. There will be more benefit to finding quality time for yourself. Ponder, prepare, plan and understand. Companions may be needing help, but you need to put down limits as well. Chatty Mercury is close to Mars which is fiery and courageous. So a combination of them means that you could either be arguing fiendishly or just throwing yourself with a great deal of vigour into getting done what you know needs to be done.|
|VIRGO: If you’ve been feeling hopeless about making any difference to the society in which you live, then now is the time to give yourself a shake. Join hands with likeminded friends, or look out for the right kind of social groups. Together you can achieve more than you imagine. It just requires some persistence. The best thing is to channel your energy into challenging problems that you can attack with vigour. Maybe it’s time to have a heart to heart with loved ones.|
|LIBRA: If you are feeling pulled in two directions, then maybe you need to revise your plans. You need to be clear that what you are doing has your exclusive attention. You may be touchy and irritable. But see the positive side of saying what needs to be said. Sometimes you hide away your feelings, sweep them all under the carpet and that does no good since you feel resentful. It will leak out somehow so you might as well say your piece.|
|SCORPIO: Rise above the trivia of daily living and take the bird’s eye view of your life at the moment. Getting far enough away to see everything in perspective can be enormously helpful. You can make better decisions and become less obsessed by what may not be hugely important. Watch that you’re not slightly accident-prone at home. You could end up tripping over your feet. You’ll be in too much of a hurry, thinking about things that make you fume. So just play it cooler.|
|SAGITTARIUS: If you can give yourself space to ponder you may be able to answer one or two questions which have been bothering you recently. Nothing superficial will really help. You need to get right down to the nitty gritty. If you’re normally under-confident, you will find you get a rush of adrenalin which will allow you to push yourself forward. You’ll stand up for what you want and resist determinedly being pushed around by anyone else. But do watch a slightly reckless mood.|
|CAPRICORN: Maybe you will feel more dependent than usual, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. You just have to make sure that close partners understand it is each for each. It cannot all be one way otherwise resentment will build up. Try to get better understandings in place. Though Mars around will give you courage which is good if you maybe have been backing away from certain loved ones recently. You will be defending your views and your beliefs, and standing firm.|
|AQUARIUS: You will be nudged into getting more practical about your body and your daily schedule. Find ways of boosting your stamina in the months ahead and try not to waste energy going the long way round chores. You may feel inclined to tell loved ones exactly what you think of them now. That sometimes works well and sometimes it stirs up more resistance to you than it is worth. Other people tend to get a bit ruffled and it won’t help smooth relations.|
|PISCES: TWhether you are around loved ones, children or social mates, you will want compliments galore and appreciative attention. Not a time to skulk in the corner. Be boisterous and exuberant and make sure you get centre spotlight. Though you’ll be in a fiery, flamboyant frame of mind. You could be touchy, a little bit irritable, especially if loved ones are disagreeing with you. So you miss seeing sense in what they are saying. But at least you’ll be standing up for yourself.|
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