|ARIES: Everyone knows your heart is in the right place but they may not be clear about what you are driving at, so try to collect your thoughts before you dash into discussions. You will positively revel in stirring up the temperature but just watch you do not cause more trouble than it is worth. You speak in a way that demands attention. You need to get more method and discipline into your everyday schedules and this could be the day to start.|
|TAURUS: This is definitely when you start to get new financial plans moving. Not in any very expansive way, just cautiously and steadily. Whatever starts now will bear fruit in future but you have to make the effort and keep your focus, and with Mars moving through your personal finance house for a few weeks, your energy will be channelled towards making more money and acquiring material possessions. You will want cash for security and to buy you the better things of life.|
|GEMINI: Maybe you will feel more self-sufficient or even self-absorbed today, but if you can’t do that when the New Moon is in your sign, when can you? Both the Sun and Moon are in your birthday sign so you will want to do anything that makes you feel centre of attention. And to be truthful you will enjoy leaping into controversies. If your temper sometimes gets you into trouble, that is the price you pay for the thrill of saying or doing precisely what you please.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be a time to get in focus and pursue your goals single-mindedly. Make your own choices and be resolute. Your confidence in putting yourself across in your everyday routines will bring you appreciation and open new doors. There will still be situations in which you feel you haven’t got the elbow room for manoeuvre that you’d like. So be patient about what you can’t change instantly. Within weeks the mood at home will be happier.
|CANCER: Don’t expect anything major today. Be clear that you need to put your wholehearted attention behind the scenes into whatever you want to put into place over the next year. You may not be able to stamp your foot and issue ultimatums at the moment, but you can work well behind the scenes and pull strings very effectively. The roundabout route may well be the best one at the moment so do not think of yourself as timid, just sensible.|
|LEO: All those new plans you have been mulling and muddling over in recent days can now be given a sensible push. You want to sort out your game plan for the next twelve months, but don’t stop at thinking. Make a few decisions and put them into action. You have had recently a time of making decisions on your own and being bossy, but now you are happy to submerge your stronger feelings in group situations, though co-operation will not always be easy.|
|VIRGO: You really want to give your reputation a boost and get the recognition which your talents deserve, but you can’t rest on your laurels. You need to give new projects a hefty push to make sure that you are building and building for the days ahead. Get your head and your heart together and make it happen. Others are respecting your courage though sometimes they are irritated or intimidated by your competitive approach. You want to be in the leadership role, and can be bossy in approach.|
|LIBRA: This is the time of year you review your beliefs, whether it be to do with politics, religion, education or just your philosophy of living. Your outlook does not remain static from childhood to old age. You constantly discard what no longer fits and take in new information that causes you to alter your approach. Perhaps you are thinking of reaching out for the holiday brochures, or even of taking up a new hobby or interest. Ponder no longer. There are favourable winds behind you urging you on.|
|SCORPIO: Your feelings are probably more intense than usual. Maybe that tells you what you need to know about one intimate partnership. If you can lay your cards on the table in private, firmly but tactfully, then you are likely to get better understandings in future. You have to be sure of your facts and sure of your ground before you move. If all the details are tied down, you will be pleased at the result in the days to come.|
|SAGITTARIUS: There is no doubt that you need another half at the moment before you will feel secure in whatever you are doing at play or at work. You may have to be less self-sufficient and more adaptable to ensure that close partners are on your wavelength. You may have to give before you get, but it will be worth it. You have a strong instinct for fairness and justice at the moment and are keen to fight to protect those who are weaker or disadvantaged.|
|CAPRICORN: You know this isn’t the most glamorous time of the year at work for you, but it could just be the right circumstances for you to re-organise some of your methods. If you can find the discipline then you will find you clear up a good many tangles before they happen. There will be moments when you feel you are not getting the ego boosts or recognition you deserve for your labours, but crack on anyway. Your moment will come.|
|AQUARIUS: This is your day to allow a new facet of your personality shine out without apology or self-consciousness. Throw away your inhibitions and just express who you are and what you feel. The right people will respond very positively. If you have been stuck out of sight, and feeling ignored, you have a real chance to get your glad rags on and kick up your heels. Even if you have been socialising more than usual recently, you want to know how to keep that rolling.|
|PISCES: If there have been any family rifts or differences recently, this could just be the time to wipe the slate clean and start again. Don’t wait to be approached. Try to reach out and see where you can spread a little harmony around. More for your sake than anything else, you want peace and calm. Tuck yourself quietly out of sight, preferably at home, and think about what changes you can make in your life that will bring you more emotional comfort and security.|
courtesy: Marjorie Orr