ARIES: If you let your irritability show then you are likely to make the feeling infectious so everyone gets over heated. Then no one really listens. What you have to say is important, it just a question of strategy. More can mean less when it comes to tricky discussions. Be clear, concise and detached, then all can be done and dusted very quickly. Especially where money is concerned, you want to make more in partnership with others so you are trying hard to co-operate.
TAURUS: You could be a little bit touchy, tending to regard whatever anyone else says as a challenge or a confrontation. The influences around can be useful since your mind goes into overdrive. But it also moves your tongue into top gear, which can prove a distraction. Don’t project your anger onto others and make yourself feel badly done by. Stand up for yourself, and take control. You will be upfront with companions who are acting unfairly and appear to be getting away with it.
GEMINI: You could be a little bit touchy, tending to regard whatever anyone else says as a challenge or a confrontation. The influences around can be useful since your mind goes into overdrive. But it also moves your tongue into top gear, which can prove a distraction. Don’t project your anger onto others and make yourself feel badly done by. Stand up for yourself, and take control. You will be upfront with companions who are acting unfairly and appear to be getting away with it.
CANCER: You’re likely to be dashing around at top speed, but you need to be careful where you put your feet, and indeed what you say as you rush along. Stubbed toe or foot in mouth could be the outcome if you are not cautious. Be honest with yourself first and foremost about what you are trying to avoid. Work is moving a little faster but you must feel it is expressing your real personality before you will settle to any kind of routine.
LEO: IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be a time for straight speaking at home to loved ones. You’ll want to reorganise and make changes. Just try to tread softly and be tactful. Your personal finances will be better with money coming in and going out again as your spending rises. Have a care with joint finances since advice coming your way may not be reliable and partners will be vague or unrealistic. Your everyday routines will be more fun from September onwards.
VIRGO: You will defend your corner with vigour and energy today. No one will interfere or cross swords with you and emerge unscathed. But if you can indulge in a little creative discussion where no one takes offence but everyone speaks their mind firmly, then you will emerge with much better ideas. You will be thinking fast, and perhaps speaking sharply at times. You will have a more cutting tongue than usual and will not be suffering fools or slowcoaches gladly.
LIBRA: In a competitive mood, you want to say what you mean and mean what you say effectively. You will do it well, since your mind is sharp and clear. But you may talk in a way that just ruffles other people’s feathers. Try to add a few jokes to lighten the conversation. Having solid results to show for your efforts is always important to you and you will not be shy about demanding your rights or stating your worth. You will be spending larger sums than usual.
SCORPIO: Be cool, be calm, be sensible. You could go rushing in where angels fear to tread. You’re not in a mood to concentrate on practical details, but your mind is pretty sharp and rather clear. Try to find some way of using that without flaring up about trivial irritations. Straight ahead is your motto of the moment, and if obstacles or people get in your way, you will get impatient, sweeping them to one side, not always diplomatically. Try adding a veneer of tact.
SAGITTARIUS: Mercury is now in a rather awkward aspect to Mars so you are going to have to exercise some restraint, otherwise you’ll find yourself dashing into arguments and stirring up hornets’ nests. Be robust, be direct but try not to be too provocative. At times at the moment you are not clear why you feel frustrated, or what is sticking to you. But you need to listen to the subtle cues and pick up on the undercurrents in your surrounding atmosphere.
CAPRICORN: You may be spoiling for a disagreement at the moment or perhaps thinking that a close companion is. It’s just rather high energy around today which needs to be channelled. If you can find someone to argue with in a positive, constructive kind of way, so much the better. But eyeball to eyeball squabbles will not get you anywhere very sensible. You will throw your energy wholeheartedly into all manner of friendship and team efforts in a highly optimistic way.
AQUARIUS: You do have more confidence now. If you normally get stage fright about opening your mouth, that should disappear and you will be delighted at your ability to assert yourself. But if you are normally rather fierce and fiery watch you do not go slightly over the score. Mars, planet of dynamic energy is in your house which rules career and reputation, so you are hugely ambitious, very determined at the moment and intend to work hard to gain your ends.
PISCES: If we all said what we thought all of the time, life would be impossible. A little glossing over of criticism usually oils the wheels of friendship. But if you suppress too much, your true feelings usually leak out sideways and cause trouble anyway, so you might as well try to acknowledge what you do think, but gently. Your mind will be more active than usual and you are curious to learn more about almost everything. Anyone who disagrees with you will have a fight on their hands.