ARIES: With Mercury singing sweetly to Neptune across the zodiac it’s subtle, sensitive and very sympathetic time. You’ll be putting yourself across to people in a way that makes them understand where you’re coming from. What’s more you will have an almost magical way of understanding what they’re all about. Watch you are not getting too close to subjects to be able to see them clearly. You may be taking too narrow a view of one situation, selecting some facts and ignoring others.
TAURUS: You want to get away from the rational and practical world, to float off, not quite on a little pink cloud, but heading that way. You know there are more things on heaven and earth than normal life lets in. You are making it your business to know everything about everybody at the moment, since you want to have all the necessary facts at your disposal. You can see both sides of a particular situation now which is making you a little indecisive.
GEMINI: Now you will be painting pictures in your mind, which is delightful. Though not so easy when you try to express what you are thinking or feeling. Try to draw your important messages, or even write a poem about them. Indeed, you’ll find that pictures and images will speak volumes. Later your thinking will all be directed at least for a while to whatever has a practical or financial purpose, which is making you thoughtful. You know it is vital to get everything right.
CANCER: IF ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be chatty, charming, sociable and sympathetic. You’ll drop your old reserve and be more open minded and welcoming especially in your everyday routines. There’ll be fast-moving situations at work so you’ll need to stay on your toes and be ready to grasp new opportunities. Close relationships will require tactful handling and strategy. Being too forceful or obstinate won’t work. From August onwards you’ll be relaxing more often at home.
LEO: If you attempt any tasks that require a huge amount of attention to precise detail, you won’t do them well. Then you’ll end up in a muddle and have to go back and redo them later on. So push dreary chores to one side. If you go with the flow you’ll get where you want to go just as quickly. You may be feeling too sensitive on one score and interpret as criticisms things that others say which were never meant to hurt.
VIRGO: It’s not very great for concentrating on specialised tasks, since you are going to be a bit vague or uncertain. Let yourself dream, listen to music or just be a little more imaginative. You will not even mind if someone tries to pull the wool over your eyes. You will be immensely forgiving, and just look the other way. You have a sharp, fast moving mind now with Mercury in the inventive area of your chart. Just remember to write things down.
LIBRA: You are more sensitive to the subtler aspects of the world than usual, so everything around feels dreamy, romantic. If it doesn’t then you will want to disappear into that rather sweet world inside yourself. If you have to be in contact with other people, you will be picking up their problems without even having to ask. You will want to know the common sense reasons for doing everything and will get irritated by work mates who rattle on about grand ideas.
SCORPIO: 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 did not quite understand. You see no reason to pull your verbal punches now, so mates may need a thick skin, not because you are malicious, but because you treasure the truth. You will have strong hunches which will probably turn out to be accurate.
SAGITTARIUS: 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 are fairly intense at the moment, maybe more stubborn than usual in discussions. You will have to confront those who share joint responsibilities with you, to sort out better agreements.
CAPRICORN: 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 sense of connection to a better world. So try to remember it when you get back into the hassle and hustle. You are the diplomat par excellence at the moment. Indeed, your harmonious way of expressing yourself and desire to keep the peace will do wonders for your popularity.
AQUARIUS: Mercury in flowing aspect to Neptune makes it a time to pen a love letter, read poetry or even write one. Forget the accounts or the more unpleasant sides of reality. Anything that’s harsh, sharp-edged or too strenuous, just slide around. Let others do the rushing around for a change. You are appreciating differences and distinctions, which others regard as too trivial to bother about. But it does mean you will spot what they overlook, and that can be highly useful.
PISCES: 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 to the right people without making too much of an effort. Rather pleasant when that happens. You may be ignoring certain details in your determination to see the broad sweep at the moment. But because of your carefulness and long term vision, you can plan well.