|ARIES: Even if you are on your own for a little while, it won’t actually bother you very much because the Moon’s position today is a hint to cool down, calm down and get away from hassle, hustle and aggravation. You don’t want to be overwhelmed by the things of the outside world. You may be feeling dissatisfied with practical or materialistic concerns now and want to withdraw slightly into your own inner world. There you are asking yourself deep questions about the meaning and purpose of your life.|
|TAURUS: You’ll find at points today, your words spill out all over the place and other people may get a bit avalanched and miss out on the sense. Once in a while you have to stand back and try to come to a few conclusions before you leap back out again. You will believe what you want to believe where friends or teammates are concerned, which may not be entirely wise. Being gullible to the promises of those who are unrealistic or unreliable will only create confusion.|
|GEMINI: You might be tempted to think that money is the only thing that matters, but there are other things that hold as much interest for you, and can lift your spirits when you are feeling low. If you push for self-centred aims and ambitions at work or in your community activities, then you will end up feeling disillusioned or disappointed. If you can act in a spirit of caring for others, you will find almost without trying that you gain respect and admiration for your efforts.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be assertive, energetic, not always tactful but definitely a time for going straight ahead. Your everyday relationships will be fun, supportive and appreciative in a hard-working few months. Keeping your stamina high will be important. There will be some circumstances where you feel stuck so try to be patient about what you can’t change. After August family relationships will be easier and you’ll be more content within yourself.
|CANCER: You need solid, motherly mates around to be protective, nurturing and more practical perhaps than you feel. You will be unduly sensitive to undercurrents in the emotional atmosphere, which makes you more sympathetic but also confused at times. You will be asking yourself profound questions about the meaning of your life. This can feel a slightly odd time as you find your old value-systems dissolving and the new guidelines you want for yourself are still in the process of developing.|
|LEO: Don’t assume that being left to your own devices is a bad thing, or a sign that you are unlovable. Treat it as a blessing in disguise, to give yourself – emotionally, at any rate – a little bit of space. You may be yearning for bliss, beauty and wonderful relationships or indeed a financial windfall to end all your problems. Try to understand that you need to be more realistic and practical. Neptune around at the moment lives in a dream world which is really where you want to be.|
|VIRGO: It’s important to get the right kind of emotional contact with people, partly for affectionate support, partly because you want to bounce ideas off them for the future. This is your time to set the agenda for the next month days and whoever is around can help you sort out your options. Companions may be evasive, vague or downright unreliable, though they will put on quite a performance to prove the opposite. You will need to protect yourself sensibly, otherwise you will find the wool being pulled over your eyes.|
|LIBRA: If you want more prominence, you’re going to have to do things that draw other people’s attention to you. So do what suits the influential people at work or out in your community. Cater for their needs, not your own, and then you will get all the compliments you want. If you aim at work for success, glory and boosting your ego, then it doesn’t work well. If you work in a spirit of service to others, it all turns out rather brilliantly.|
|SCORPIO: In a restless mood, you want to be anywhere other than where you are, but if you are stuck in one place, talk to more adventurous people, even find some stretching book to read. Maybe you pitched your expectations too high about one family or emotional matter and the reality was never going to match your inner visions. Try to see clearly what you have got in your nearest and dearest and be satisfied. If you want perfection, you will always be dissatisfied or discontented.|
|SAGITTARIUS: There will be points in the day when you want to get down into the depths to investigate, to stand steady until you find long-term answers. They may be to do with financial or emotional matters, or more fundamental questions you are asking yourself. There may be emotional confusion or misunderstandings at home. You are beginning to look at one situation and feel rather let down as you realise the reality of what is being said or done. Try to find the courage to express how you feel.|
|CAPRICORN: In your closest relationships, both at work and at home, you may be clutching a little more than usual, hanging on to partners. Don’t get jealous and possessive if they aren’t exactly fitting in with what you want. Just move over and get in step with them. Everyday relationships with friends, neighbours, brothers and sisters and workmates will not be clear cut or straightforward. You mean to be kind but somehow crossed lines and lost messages mean you do not quite get that across in a sensible way.|
|AQUARIUS: You have to go out of your way to make sure that everyone is well looked after. If you feel emotionally squashed because of that, try to give yourself a few tiny treats through the day. You want to be idealistic and generous about money and your possessions, which can be wonderful, but it can also mean you are out of touch with reality. You need to be able to hold practical values as well as looking for things that are beyond price.|
|PISCES: You will be promoting yourself in a strong way, looking for the limelight. You’ll be flirting, laughing, singing and dancing. There will be more emotional depth in relationships with loved ones. If you can hide your confusion behind a mask of mystique, then you can fool most of the people most of the time. Why let them in on your intensely personal questioning? You are looking at almost every aspect of your life and your talents, wanting to find solid answers for yourself.|
courtesy: Marjorie Orr