Horoscope for July 18, 2015
|ARIES: You may feel out of place on social occasions unless you have a job to do. But the upside is that the mood around your daily chores is very much happier than it has been for a while. So it’s swings and roundabouts. You are taking your responsibilities very seriously, but don’t get too obsessed with thoroughness. Maybe it isn’t the right time to take life lightly, but you can go too far the other way and make it much more difficult for yourself than need be.|
|TAURUS: Nothing cheap or tacky attracts you now, you want to romance the five star way, at some expense. You want to entertain or even better be entertained lavishly, with style and good taste. Luckily you seem to be surrounded more than usual by elegant and successful friends. You can be a real stickler for fairness and justice. It stems from your strong concerns about creating a better society, and ensuring that everyone is able to live decently. You will stand up for what you believe to be right.|
|GEMINI: More sentimental and emotionally sensitive than usual, you do need demonstrative displays of affection now. You may be over-reacting to slights where none were intended, and brood rather than express your needs openly. Loved ones may be misinterpreting your signals and can’t always guess you right. Lighten up. You are seeing the flaws and the disasters and forgetting to see the benefits around you. You may have more specialised tasks to handle but you can make life more difficult than it need be.
|CANCER: Others may accuse you of being a social butterfly at the moment, and lovers may find you restless. Variety is the spice of your life, and too much claustrophobic intimacy will make you want to run. More friendly than passionate, you want stimulating conversations about life, literature and gossip. You want to be in charge, which may push away precisely those you want to be close. Try to be less rigid or formal. If you feel shy, say so.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be a time when you’ll be surrounded by thoughtful and appreciative everyday mates at work and elsewhere. Your positive approach will make you popular. One close partner, however, will be rather intense, perhaps possessive or keen to have the upper hand. You’ll need to stay calm and work out a strategy for getting your own way. Money will roll through as before so there’ll be extra for treats. Try to save some of your good fortune.
|LEO: Money and what it buys are very important to your well-being now. Just don’t muddle love and money, assuming if you aren’t getting expensive presents, you are not really valued. What you are worth is priceless, and thoughtful gestures from the heart mean more than trinkets. You are taking family responsibilities seriously, but maybe you feel you are not getting enough nurturing yourself. You tend to retreat into yourself, putting up defensive barriers, which will protect you but it cuts you off from the warmth you want.|
|VIRGO: With Venus now in your own sign for several weeks ahead you are upfront about what and whom you fancy. Being backward and shy is not your style and will win you no prizes in the romance game. You are priding yourself at the moment about seeing life as it is, but remember that being realistic is not always about looking for the flaws and inadequacies. Look on the sunny side as well. There are highly positive things around you if you can see them.|
|LIBRA: Maybe you are finding it difficult to express your feelings for fear they will not meet a positive response. A little like an oyster, you will snap shut your shell, in case your inner softness is damaged. Your fantasy love life could feel safer than real relationships. Dream away but try to reach out as well. You are working conscientiously at the moment to make and keep what you earn. You are quite rightly earning a reputation for reliability and common sense.|
|SCORPIO: You are the life and soul of the party now, roaming around chatting animatedly, flirting like mad but never staying long in one place. Your popularity will not be in doubt, since your bubbly, rather whacky manner keeps everyone intrigued and entertained, though you are approaching people on first meeting with caution and reserve now. You probably don’t waste words. Others may find you a touch chilly, but if they stick around long enough, they will find you a loyal friend who warms up on knowing.|
|SAGITTARIUS: Loyalty and reliability mean more to you than flamboyant declarations of passion. You want to know that loved ones will be there for you no matter what. You very much want to be seen in the right places with the right people, socialising in the best restaurants. Maybe you are opting for companions who offer status and security rather than real love. Try to be in touch with what you really feel on the inside. You no longer wish or are able to do what you once did.|
|CAPRICORN: Your frankness may get you into trouble with your nearest and dearest but you are insisting on going your own independent way. Luckily, your obvious enthusiasm should be enough to keep them sweet. Just try to involve them in all your social plans since you definitely want to stir up more fun. You like to think of yourself as a responsible member of your community and really want to put a good deal of effort into helpful schemes. Maybe you need to draw closer to like-minded people.|
|AQUARIUS: Financial bonuses could be round the corner, especially where you work jointly with others, so the household accounts could be in for a boost, or one situation at work is suddenly looking much brighter. Though Saturn at your midheaven teaches you that shortcuts will not work for you now. You have learned that recently through hard experience. What you sow is what you truly will reap. Your success, when it comes, will be built on solid preparations.|
|PISCES: Romance should be in the air and your significant other will be especially affectionate over coming weeks. You’ll be much in demand socially for your wonderful knack of making everyone you meet feel special. Charm will be the greatest weapon in your armoury so you’ll twist everyone round your little finger. You will take time out once in a while from schmoozing to think through serious matters. You know you have to get it right now.|
courtesy: Marjorie Orr