|ARIES: Home will feel a little like a battlefield at times but throw your energy into DIY or re-organising the house to soak up the red hot energy. Taking orders is not sitting very comfortably with you at the moment. Maybe it doesn’t suit your sense of your own importance. Try to work as independently as you can. You have the practical sense and ability to handle larger schemes on your own. Finding a sense of purpose and meaning in what you do will take time and effort.|
|TAURUS: Minor accidents are possible if you do not take care. You are not suffering fools or slow coaches gladly in conversation or while moving around your normal routines. Your tendency to push ahead too fast could make you slightly accident prone, so take care. You may run into intense encounters, discussions or differences of opinion now. It will challenge your beliefs but that is no bad thing as long as you are willing to abandon views that have outlived their usefulness.|
|GEMINI: You are competitive at the moment when it comes to earning more. You need not just the long-term security a nest egg brings, but you also want the status that comes with more savings. Very slowly, you are changing your attitude to sharing, caring, relating and co-operating. You have to abandon old ideas and try to clear the ground for a re-birth of new situations. None of this is easy but if you keep persisting, you will eventually find a way to build better security for yourself.
|CANCER: Allow yourself the opportunity to do what caution and timidity has prevented you from doing in the past. Mars, planet of dynamic action, anger and libido, is in the first house that rules personal identity, so you will be more competitive and energetic than usual. Someone is being stubborn, either you or a close partner, maybe even both. If you let it turn into a fight for control then it could turn into a real problem. Does it matter who has the last word?
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be energetic, go ahead, not always tactful as you sweep obstacles to one side but you’ll be determined to keep life moving along. There’ll be sudden changes of direction at work and elsewhere so you’ll need to be ready to grasp whatever new chances come your way. Money will be fine though your spending will shoot up. Close relationships will be testing since neither of you will give way. Avoid no win arguments.
|LEO: You may feel frustrated because you cannot act directly in an up-front manner. Your forward gear and your anger will feel trapped but this is only temporary. You will not find cooperation that easy at the moment at work. But you have been round this circuit before and know that if you stand your ground, it will resolve itself. Just don’t push differences of opinion to the bitter end, since that will just leave a sour taste behind.|
|VIRGO: Others find you a curious mix of tolerance and obstinacy. Co-operation will not always be easy for you but your enthusiasm will be catching amongst companions so they should rally round. Romance or your relationships with children are not light hearted or frivolous at the moment but a serious matter to which you devote a good deal of energy. Just watch a tendency to become obsessed, or to try to maintain too tight control. There may be power struggles with loved ones or children.|
|LIBRA: Try to find a little tact and subtlety as a counter balance, and sweep companions up in your enthusiasm. You should be able to praise yourself for your accomplishments at the end of this time soon. You are gaining an entirely new perspective on all your close emotional and family relationships during this time over a longish period. You are digging deep to find the answers to unresolved problems from the past, which will help free you up in the days ahead.|
|SCORPIO: For the next few weeks, you will feel a greatly renewed sense of excitement after the recent delays that you have had to deal with. You will be in an unusually vocal mood and will want to shout your exuberant opinions from the rooftops. Everyday encounters will be carrying a much more significant tone for you at the moment, bringing you intense conversations, in-depth discussions, sometimes even rather startling insights. Make sure that you watch a slight tendency to become rather stubborn.|
|SAGITTARIUS: The main thing to remember is that this is a time of major change in your life through confrontation and conflict. The more you face and the harder you struggle, the greater your rewards will be on the far end. You are keen to prove just how resourceful you can be in earning more, re-organising what you possess, and in negotiating skilfully. But, as always, you have to watch a tendency to become too controlling around money, or indeed spending compulsively.|
|CAPRICORN: Mars, the planet of dynamic action is in your house of close relationships, so you will be attracting yourself to highly energetic companions. You will achieve a great deal in joint efforts if you can stop from arguing between yourselves. You are in the midst of a long phase of examining yourself and your life as never before. Through certain pressures and tension, you are coming to develop depth of self-understanding and to grow as a human being in ways you could not have imagined.|
|AQUARIUS: Less praise will be coming your way than you might wish, but you can always take pride in what you do for its own sake, and be your own morale booster. In the quiet times, you are finding, through unexpected encounters or situations, that you are a good deal more resourceful, resilient and a richer personality that you had imagined. You are growing enormously in self-awareness and understanding, so do not get edgy about sometimes being on your own.|
|PISCES: Your boisterousness will bounce you back into life in a major way. But around loved ones, children or those under your care you could be a little bossy so be careful to stay tactful. You are finding that friendships and team relationships are becoming more intense now, which has its upside and its downside. At times Pluto does give rise to power struggles or jealousy. But the true bonds in your life will become stronger, and you are also starting to move amongst more influential people.|
courtesy: Marjorie Orr