ARIES: Your coolly sophisticated approach to life means you’ll get more work done but in an utterly charming way. You will be very diplomatic around situations that require self-discipline. You have that slight sense of reserve that other people sometimes feel is quite attractive. It won’t be exuberant or flamboyant since Saturn is putting out a restraining hand and making sure you fulfil your obligations and be on parade when and where required. It would be a mistake to think you have all the answers just yet.
TAURUS: Venus is now at a flowing angle to Saturn. They’re very different kinds of energies. Venus is lazy, affectionate, indulgent and extravagant while Saturn is the opposite and works hard and is very self-disciplined. Get the balance right and your business-like charm will win the day. You’re 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 also go the other way and make it much more difficult for yourself than need be.
GEMINI: In your love relationships you could feel a bit separated, but not in any very strong sense. It’s just a slight coolness in the air, perhaps duty coming before pleasure, but you will be happy to do whatever your immediate situation demands. 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 and be applauded for it.
CANCER: IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be cool, sensible, hard-working and determined. You’ll need to compromise at times in a constantly changing situation especially at work. Luckily your enthusiasm will stay high and you’ll have more chance to relax and indulge at home with the family after August. Be strategic where one close partner is concerned and try not to get dragged into no-win discussions. Staying fit and healthy will be vital with a full schedule ahead.
LEO: You’re not going to be like a Labrador puppy dog, bouncing in and giving everyone kisses, cuddles and lots of hugs. This is a time to deal with other people with a little bit of dignity and restraint. Older people will appreciate your straightforward kindness and concern for their practical needs. You want to be in charge even in your love life or your social life at the moment, which may push away precisely those you want to be close. Try to be less rigid or formal.
VIRGO: If you’re often a little bit frivolous, indulgent and can’t settle down to chores, this is the time you get real. Or if you are normally gloomy, push aside fun and just do what you have to do, today you positively blossom with good humour. 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 does cut you off from the warmth which you want.
LIBRA: It will be important to step back from time to time to make up your mind what is going to be good for you in the long term. Planning is the name of the game, so you will be avoiding any kind of distraction or temptation. These influences are good for diets, good for saving schemes – all the things you find dreary. You pride yourself at the moment about seeing life as it is, but remember that being realistic is not always about looking for flaws and inadequacies.
SCORPIO: You want good, solid, stable relationships both at work and at home today. You are not making unrealistic demands of other people and neither are they of you, so it will be a very good time to discuss almost any problems that come up. You are working conscientiously at the moment to make and keep what you earn. You know you will not be content unless your financial affairs are in order. You are quite rightly earning a reputation for reliability and common sense.
SAGITTARIUS: The highly practical, realistic influences around today will mean you tackle work projects in a way that brings positive results. They’re good for creative tasks as well because you can turn your dreams into reality and make your imagination work for you. You are approaching other people on first meeting with a great deal of caution and reserve now. Others may find you a touch chilly and rather mistrustful but if they stick around long enough, they’ll find you a loyal friend who warms up on knowing.
CAPRICORN: You will be able to do whatever your conscience tells you without feeling too deprived. There are days when ought takes precedence over want and this is one of them. Your love life may be a bit more restrained but it will bounce back to warmer climes very quickly. Though you should still be successful at this time you are aware of a lessening of certain old ambitions. You no longer wish or are able to do what you once did.
AQUARIUS: You may be sitting down with loved ones to work out the rules and regulations of the relationship. There needs to be a way of sorting things out so that misunderstandings do not occur in future. With tact, thoughtfulness and good intentions, you should be able to come to a decent conclusion. 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.
PISCES: You’ll be able to handle both the light-hearted, frivolous side of your life, and the more serious, self-disciplined side, giving them both equal weight. Maybe you do feel just slightly unappreciated but you have no intention of letting it show. 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. This could also be a time of promotion and recognition. You will reap now what you have sown in previous years.
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