|ARIES: You know what you want, even if you are not saying, and will use all your wiles to bring companions round to your way of thinking. If you can keep your ulterior motives out of sight then all will work well. Power struggles may be in the air as influential people try to call the shots or push you into doing what does not suit you. You may not have much say as you might like, but remember that you do have a choice about what you do.|
|TAURUS: Close friendships will be more important to you than usual today. You want to be around people who boost your self-esteem and make you feel good. A priority is also to feel free to flit around as it suits you without feeling restricted, so you will have to watch that long-running relationships don’t go through a tense phase if you have a possessive partner. You may find yourself trying to convert everyone in sight to agree with you, and spreading your ideas to a wider circle of people.|
|GEMINI: If someone you fancy seems suddenly absolutely fascinating today, watch your step. You could be infatuated. Maybe you know in your heart of hearts that they are not very good for you, but all the same, you know they are wonderful. Enjoy the feeling but avoid the trap. You are grappling with fundamental questions about life and confidential matters both financial and emotional. You will not find it easy to compromise or co-operate, but you know you cannot find all the answers yourself.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be charming, rather spendthrift and indulgent. You’ll insist on suiting yourself though close partners may be more critical as a result. Try not to push too hard. You won’t always be as free as you might like and need to accept what you can’t change. Your enthusiastic approach and confident way of expressing yourself will open new doors for you. After August you’ll be happier at home, able to relax in familiar surroundings.
|CANCER: Under these influences, certain close emotional relationships become more intense. Sometimes that makes you feel more passionate, sometimes everything gets a bit gritty and you struggle to break free. Don’t over react to the odd stress and strain. Just rise graciously above it all. Your feelings are more deeply involved now, your reactions more profound. It can be rather disconcerting as you discover emotions you normally avoid. This can be a time of great self-understanding and growth, which teaches you about meaningful relationships if you allow it to happen.|
|LEO: You may be feeling a little bit stuck where one relationship is concerned, or insecure. It’s just a passing cloud, so give yourself a shake and be more positive. Looking on the worst side of any situation will always throw up flaws and inadequacies. You will not find cooperation that easy at the moment at work, but you have been round this circuit before and know that if you stand your ground, it will resolve itself. Just don’t push differences of opinion to the bitter end.|
|VIRGO: Pluto around Venus today is hinting at the need for change in one close partnership, and it could just be a minor adjustment in the way you relate to each other. If you can let go and allow changes to take place without fearing that you will be handing over control, then you will find your connection deepens. Your feelings will deepen considerably, bringing stronger passions, occasionally jealousy, or even power struggles with loved ones as your need for security demands that they stick close.
|LIBRA: There is an old saying about treating loved ones like birds allowed to fly free. If you cage them, they will one day escape. But if you can trust enough to let them do what they want, they will more readily come back to you. Clinging on doesn’t work in the long run. There may be confrontations or minor power struggles within the family. You are trying to change but someone close may not want to let go of the way things were. Be firm but gentle.|
|SCORPIO: You will have a definite need for something more exciting and thrilling today. Maybe you want to exert power over other people by nudging them into doing something that they might not really want to do. You do have to be cautious, because close companions could get resentful. Try to be laid back. During this time, you can end up seeing everything very intensely. This is OK, but you can end up looking too much at the bleak side of situations and not appreciating the fun.|
|SAGITTARIUS: Try flashing a happy smile, even if you are gritting your teeth behind the scenes. You will get your own way faster by being charming rather than stubborn or grumpy. Your feelings are running deeper than usual, but that should be your secret. You want to transform your personal security, to build your financial situation into something more solid. Nothing will happen quickly but you can slowly put new systems into place. There may be pressures, but with ingenuity you can come out ahead.|
|CAPRICORN: Try flashing a happy smile, even if you are gritting your teeth behind the scenes. You will get your own way faster by being charming rather than stubborn or grumpy. Your feelings are running deeper than usual, but that should be your secret. You want to transform your personal security, to build your financial situation into something more solid. Nothing will happen quickly but you can slowly put new systems into place. There may be pressures, but with ingenuity you can come out ahead.|
|AQUARIUS: If you get the better end of this influence, you can be extremely seductive or persuasive, but watch you don’t suddenly clutch at people or make it obvious that you have a hidden agenda up your sleeve. You will want to spend more time on your own briefly, since being around too many people will make you feel over-loaded. You want the chance to explore your past and understand yourself better. Don’t be wary about what you might discover. It could be better than you imagine.|
|PISCES: As long as you don’t play too many games today, you should manage to twist other people round your little finger. You will have a wicked smile on your face and several trumps hidden well out of sight, but you do have to tread warily otherwise close companions may end up feeling controlled or used which will only end up in rather sharp words. You are in the midst of changing your long-term plans, finding that what once held your enthusiasm now no longer does.|
courtesy: Marjorie Orr