|ARIES: You may be looking too much for what’s wrong around you, seeing the flaws and the inadequacies rather than the benefits. It may not be very easy to either open up to other people because you fear they may be critical rather than supportive, but try all the same. You will want another half in whatever you are doing, at home or at work. It is very much a togetherness kind of feeling, but also a bit insecure. You will give in for the sake of peace and quiet.|
|TAURUS: If there are slight delays around, don’t get discouraged. Just sound bright, breezy and bouncy, leave it for three or four days, and hey presto, it will all work itself out. Attitude of mind may be more important than anything else. Think positively and it will work. If you’re feeling jittered and jangled emotionally, you have to watch that your body doesn’t sag a bit. Make sure you’re putting energy into eating well, resting, relaxing and exercising.|
|GEMINI: Where you have specialised or really significant tasks to do, you will find you crack along, though you won’t necessarily find it easy to communicate with people. Saturn can sometimes create barriers or maybe you’re just putting yourself across too cautiously. Later in the day you’ll find it difficult to conceal your feelings from others. There’ll be a spontaneous, exuberant, boisterous mood in the air as far as you are concerned, so you’ll let it all hang out in a way and step happily into the spotlight.
|CANCER: You have a very critical, clear view of life now, but it may not endear you to close companions. If you continually point out to them everything that’s wrong, you will end up standing by yourself. Try adding a few compliments first if you have to be honest or critical. This is quite a good time to retreat off to have a little bit of peace and quiet. You want privacy, to get away from the outside world. You want to cling on to loved ones or familiar surroundings.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be filled with appreciative mates in your everyday life at work and elsewhere. You may find your social life flags a little so put effort into livening it up. One close partner will be challenging and not always co-operative. Handle them with kid gloves and take a long walk round arguments. Your personal finances should be OK, though you’ll be spending liberally so won’t save much. From September, your positive attitude will pay off.
|LEO: Maybe you do feel a bit heavy briefly, but that may just mean you are being realistic. It could be dreary in some ways, but the influences around are very good if you’ve got a lot of mental work to do, things that require disciplined thinking. You’re likely to be a little bit over-emotional about certain things, too close to whatever it is you’re talking about. Your heart is certainly in the right place, but your brain may be in the wrong gear.|
|VIRGO: It is important that you fix your eagle eye on the things that need looking at. If you do you will find that you can pick up the tiny little details that need to be sorted out, which others have missed. This is not the time to be keeping your head in the clouds or ambling along relying on luck to see you through. What you really want are treats, luxuries, and presents. You’ll be very attached to the good things.|
|LIBRA: If you are holding back from a serious discussion with workmates or close companions then maybe you need to think of some way of breaking the ice. There may have been more criticism around than usual recently but you could also be misconstruing something you have only half heard. Check it out before jumping to conclusions. You need to belong, to be loved, cuddled and cosseted so look for reassuring companions who will give you help and support.|
|SCORPIO: Trivial amusements may not be uppermost on your mind which is just as well since they won’t work well just briefly. If you try to be too cheerful, you’ll end up feeling thwarted. Whereas if you try to be serious, you’ll make by far the best of the Saturn influences around. Maybe you sense that companions are preoccupied. They’re all tied up in what they’re doing, and you want to just disappear into your own space to think things through.|
|SAGITTARIUS: Remember that you’ve got a sense of humour as well as a sense of what’s wrong with life. It is important to break through a communication barrier, but that requires you get companions to listen respectfully to what you have to say. You need to prepare the ground by softening them up. Aim to be surrounded by teammates, colleagues, companions, the more the merrier. If you are part of group energy, then you get oodles of support and quite a few helpful hints.
|CAPRICORN: Don’t think on the broad sweep, or fly high. This is very much a day to focus in on the small things. Try to see things exactly as they are. If you are more on your own than usual it’s only a very temporary, passing phase. You want to be out in the community being noticed. It’s very important to you that others appreciate and admire what you’re doing, but that means you have to go out of your way to please them.|
|AQUARIUS: If you can push frivolities to one side just temporarily and do the practical, solid, sensible, get-it-all-together kind of tasks, then you could get a lot of stuff cleared out of the way once and for all. Then you will deserve a break and can disappear off to play truant. You’ll have a great urge to get away from ruts and routines, from tedious chores, boring people, and fly a little bit higher. You want to broaden your horizons, however you can. Travel would suit you best.|
|PISCES: Your self-esteem is maybe not that great at the moment. Don’t judge yourself by other people’s standards. Just because not everyone fits in with your point of views, doesn’t mean you are necessarily wrong. Give yourself a pat on the back for what you have accomplished recently. You will be secretive, playing your cards close to your chest. It’s emotionally more intense than usual, so watch you don’t magnify certain situations or comments into something bigger than they are.|
courtesy: Marjorie Orr