IF ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be filled with fun encounters and charming compliments from everyday mates at work and elsewhere. Home will be more relaxed and you’ll feel contented within yourself. Although one close relationship may be a touch distant or you’ll be overly defensive in intimate situations. Try to reach out. You’ll be undecided about future plans and probably best to drift a while longer until you are clearer. Socially it’ll liven up soon.
|ARIES: Maybe you’re flashing cash here and there a little too extravagantly in order to boost your self esteem. You’ll want to impress companions, but save for security as well. You may be dashing around 16 different people, trying to sort out what they think about this or that, and getting a bit confused. But at the end of it all you’ll be able to come to your own judgements. Then when the moment comes, you’ll know what’s going to work for the future.|
|TAURUS: This is your birthday month so you fully intend to suit yourself. This is the time of year to lay down plans for the next 12 months. You will need to work out what will suit you, get cracking with plans and once you have got yourself together, you can concentrate on close relationships. Clearly you are being more protective of those around at work or out in the community. The more you give, the more everyone will think you are absolutely marvellous.
|GEMINI: You may feel much happier in your own company than usual, and can be a touch overwhelmed by too many people around, so give yourself space. Though you also need an escape route from restrictive chores, so go out and about occasionally. You want pals as well as lovers now, nothing too intense or claustrophobic will do. It’s a very forward looking time, when you’ll want to communicate on a much broader scale. There may be interesting messages coming in from a distance away.|
|CANCER: You are in your element in group efforts at the moment, and are keen to see that everyone pulls in the same direction. Though your emotional responses will be more intense for a couple of days. Important, influential or strong minded people will be drawn into your orbit, but you need to tread softly, and not say everything you feel. You will be controlling your feelings, putting up a calm exterior. Watch that jealousy or possessiveness does not get in the way of closeness.|
|LEO: What you secretly (or not so secretly) yearn for is to be applauded by everyone around. Recognition is likely as you strive hard to get your talents out on display. Balance is what you’re aiming for, though you may be swinging to extremes in the effort to find it. Having a close partner is vital to your confidence now. Try not to be jealous or get yourself unsettled if things are not going precisely as you want. You may hear slights where none exist.|
|VIRGO: You’ll be thinking and talking about loftier topics than usual since your wide ranging mind is attracting you to fascinating new ideas. You’ll be promoting your pet causes to all and sundry with a great deal of evangelical zeal just now. Other people may be demanding quite a lot of you, so watch you don’t end up feeling resentful. Having to fit in all the time with other people’s plans can be a bit of a bore. Don’t let others push you too much.|
|LIBRA: You are feeling secretive at the moment, and won’t readily divulge what you are thinking, feeling or planning to any but your nearest and most intimate partners. You want to be flamboyant and exuberant, to be in the spotlight, basking in the limelight. Clearly not a time to be keeping your feelings to yourself. So go flirt, have fun, play games with loved ones, children or social buddies. Forget routine chores and duck out if you feel an order coming your way.
|SCORPIO: Maybe you will feel slightly more vulnerable than usual. Ask for what you need, but be prepared to compromise as well, since relationships always mean give and take. Find reliable, energetic mates on whom you can lean. This is a good time to be self-protective and retreat into a private place, preferably at home. So much the better, if you can manage to put your feet up and wrap yourself around a warm teddy bear. Just push away awkward people, hassles and hustle.|
|SAGITTARIUS: Treat your body like a machine that needs the right treatment, good fuel and maintenance stops along the way. You need to be fit to crack on through the chores that are piling up now. You will be fickle, restless and quite emotional, so may be saying things to others in a way that they don’t entirely understand. You don’t stop, stand back and come to any conclusions or be reflective. So try to be a bit more sensible about one or two things.|
|CAPRICORN: A real party animal at the moment you’ll be playing spontaneously and not settling down to dull, routine chores or following orders easily. Feeling happy go lucky, outgoing and romantic, you want to allow your exuberance out on display as much as possible. Though truthfully money and security are the main things on your mind for a brief spell. It’s well worth your while pushing yourself into doing boring things like the paperwork. Once you’ve that organised, you can spend with a clear conscience.|
|AQUARIUS: You may also now have a chance now to work out how best to improve your intimate surroundings. What you want is a beautiful home with an atmosphere of taste, elegance and comfort. Try not to get hypersensitive or over react to other people’s comments. Sometimes you can get yourself worked up about things that are not as important as you’re making them out to be. Give yourself some space to wind down and be a bit more at peace if you possibly can.|
|PISCES: More letters and phone calls than usual are keeping you on your toes, and a good many short distance trips will be keeping boredom well at bay. You may be skimming the surface and cutting corners, since there will be less time for detail than usual. If you are around others too much, you will end up being subjected to their demands so you might as well give yourself permission to go off and do what you want to do for yourself.