|ARIES: You will be whizzing around on short-distance journeys, or writing more letters than usual, making phone calls galore. You have to talk, talk, talk. Just watch a slight tendency to tell other people exactly what you think of their inadequacies and flaws. Needless to say that won’t go down well. You are tending to throw your emotional needs into work and can be a little stand-offish on social occasions. Others find you reserved but do not always realise quite how shy or even pre-occupied you really are.|
|TAURUS: Maybe you will feel a bit highly strung, but you can make good use of your hyper-active state. You will be on the ball where discussions are concerned, having more than enough ideas of witty suggestions to keep conversation flowing. Just make sure you are not being too sharp at points. Your naturally sunny temperament makes you popular and helps you to avoid boring routines. You are putting on a great performance, entertaining everyone in sight, and glowing when you have an appreciative audience.|
|GEMINI: You’re full of bright ideas, chattering away in grand style, determined to get your views across. Try to listen as well, since communication should be a two way process. You could pick up useful feedback. Write down a few bullet points before you start and that way you will not be distracted from your main points. More sensitive and emotional than usual, you want happy family relations and a peaceful domestic existence. You will have an intuitive feel for whatever is happening, but you may over react.|
|CANCER: The Sun is beside Mercury in the heavens, which will make you think, talk and move a good deal faster than usual. It’s a fidgety kind of influence. Mercury in mythology was the messenger of the gods. He flitted around with wings on the heels of his sandals, so he was never still. Your mind will be exactly the same. Nothing is making you happier than peaceful conversations with friends, neighbours, brothers and sisters or workmates. The everyday people in your life are the most appreciative and supportive.|
|LEO: Companions may be slower-witted than you, so try to slow down once in a while just to check they are actually hearing what you have to say. Be absolutely clear about what may seem to be trivial details. You want more beautiful things around you than usual. Maybe you are trying to compensate just a touch for a lack you feel elsewhere, but don’t muddle love and money and assume if you are not being given lavish presents that you are not really valued.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be extravagant and indulgent so you’ll be spending like mad. But your confidence will be high and you’ll know your luck will hold. Resources and people will be drawn to you. Though it might be an idea to save some of your good fortune for later on. There may be a few tensions at home or within the family and you’d be best to get them into the open and cleared out of the way once and for all. Make the effort to keep socialising.
|VIRGO: You will be a positive fountain of inspiration, but trying to catch your stream of consciousness and bottle it may be tricky. You will not want to stop long enough to consolidate your thinking or come to sensible conclusions. What you really want is peace, bliss and harmony, so you are trying to iron out problems, act as a peacemaker, and maybe in the process not standing up for your rights. But as long as you watch that pitfall, your natural charm will work wonders.|
|LIBRA: It may go against the grain, but if you can pause to collect your scattered wits, you will achieve more. If you rush ahead too fast, you may get careless or cut corners. Then nothing works well. You may be feeling just a touch isolated or under-appreciated at the moment, but there really is no need. Just enjoy this quiet time since it will not last long. With Venus tucked out of sight, your role is to be giving rather than receiving.|
|SCORPIO: Today is rather fidgety, but you will have good insights and a quick eye for what is out of place. It is a good day to get new things started. There may be nothing hugely important but it will waken you up. You have a wonderful knack of putting others at their ease, so you are more than welcome wherever you go, but you will demand elbow room. You won’t put up with jealousy and will run a mile at the first whiff off possessiveness.
|SAGITTARIUS: The old motto of be prepared is not a bad idea at all today. Get everything in ship shape order, before you launch into activity or into discussions. Sometimes it’s a good idea to be self-critical, particularly before other people get a chance to have a look at your pet schemes. That way you can forestall criticism or complaints and appear very efficient. You very much want to be looked up to and admired now, so you are putting a great deal of stress on how you look.
|CAPRICORN: You may be inclined to spread yourself a little thinly today because you are trying to handle six things at once. Get your list of priorities straight before you start. Then tick them off as you go along and you will end up feeling more than pleased with yourself. You want love or your social life to be an adventurous experience at the moment and you will be happy for loved ones to expand your view of life and teach you a great deal.|
|AQUARIUS: You may not be a list-making person, but it might be good idea because you could end up forgetting things. Too many ideas are chasing round inside your head so you are at risk of getting in a muddle. You need a structure to what you’re saying, otherwise you will not communicate clearly. You love people or you loathe them; there is not much in between where your feelings are concerned. You want to live life at a profound level and don’t care for anything too superficial.|
|PISCES: If you can go with the speed of your thinking and not trip yourself up, then you could motivate and encourage companions into joining in. They will appreciate the freshness of your approach, and way of seeing what they miss. Socially you are on top form, charming the birds off the trees and feeling extremely popular. You will say what you think will please, not necessarily what you think or feel, which could make you seem a touch insincere, though you are well intentioned.|
courtesy: Marjorie Orr