|ARIES: Try to look on the bright side of things. Pluto can make you see the difficulties rather than boosting your optimism. You will cope well with situations which are out of the ordinary, but you may make normal situations more difficult than they need to be. Minor accidents are possible if you do not take care. Remember the old saying about more haste, less speed. Blaming others for getting in your way won’t help. Slow down. You are scattering your energy in too many directions at once.|
|TAURUS: Try to listen to feedback since companions may have the wrong end of the stick. Indeed, you may find it tricky to keep in focus yourself. Leave major situations until you are clearer. You are competitive when it comes to earning more. You need not just the long-term security which a nest egg brings, but you also want the status that comes with more loot. If you spend money, you will do it in style, since you want to pleasure your senses.|
|GEMINI: At points you may feel like a small volcano about to erupt. Try to avoid hurting sensitive feelings. Mars is not the most sensitive of energies and the Moon needs nurturing and protecting not being railroaded into over hasty action. Allow yourself the opportunity to do what caution and timidity has prevented you from doing in the past. Mars, planet of dynamic action, anger and libido, is in the first house which rules personal identity, so you will be more competitive and energetic than usual.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be zippy at times and muddled at others. You won’t always be able to decide what your next move in your career should be. Putting your own ambitions to one side and being as helpful as possible will bring the best results. One close partner may be a touch cool or standoffish but try not to be too critical. The good bonds in your life will strengthen through a tricky patch. After August, you’ll relax happily at home.
|CANCER: However well-intentioned you are, you need to be absolutely straightforward, since glossing over unpleasantness will not work out as you hope. Your defences could be low so protect yourself better than usual. Luckily, it is only a quickly passing phase. Mars, planet of dynamic action, is in your hidden house of secrets so you may feel frustrated because you cannot act directly in an up-front manner. Your forward gear and your anger will feel trapped but this is only temporary.|
|LEO: Even close companions may find it difficult to know quite what runs below the surface in you, but you will sense that one old resentment has finally been put to rest. Others find you a curious mix of tolerance and obstinacy. Co-operation will not always be easy for you but your enthusiasm will be catching amongst companions, so they should rally round. You will be chopping and changing your plans about what you want to do in the days ahead. Just let yourself wander.|
|VIRGO: The Moon is emotional and Mercury rather mental, so when they are at odds, you tend to get in a muddle or go off at tangents. Chitter chattering your way along, your heart may be in the right place, but you may not be as persuasive as you think. Try to find a little tact and subtlety as a counter balance, and sweep companions up in your enthusiasm. You should be able to praise yourself for your accomplishments at the end of this time soon.
|LIBRA: You will find yourself flying into action at home. You are determined to sweep the furniture and the family into shape but do beware a tendency to be a little too fierce or aggressive. For the next few weeks, you will feel a renewed sense of excitement after recent delays. You will be in an unusually vocal mood wanting to shout your opinions from the rooftops. Being challenged and tested makes you come alive, and you would rather travel far than be stuck in routine.|
|SCORPIO: Try to give yourself space to chill out. Your energy may not be high so step back when you can. The main thing to remember is that this is a time of major change in your life. The more you face and the harder you struggle, the greater your rewards will be on the far end. Just watch a tendency to be too stubborn. You have taken a while to make up your mind and now that you are on track, you do not intend to budge.|
|SAGITTARIUS: The Moon is in flowing aspect to Pluto so you will be able to sort out quite a few situations which have been bugging you for a few days. Pluto is great for cleaning out, re-organising and generally unravelling muddles. It puts you back in control. Mars, the planet of dynamic action, is in your house of close relationships, so you will be attracting yourself to highly energetic companions. You will achieve a great deal in joint efforts if you can stop arguing between yourselves.|
|CAPRICORN: You may find it tricky to bring discussions or conversations to a satisfactory conclusion since you will be constantly switching tack. Less praise will be coming your way than you might wish, but you can always take pride in what you do for its own sake, and be your own morale booster. Being of service is important at the moment to your self-esteem. You hate waste and are very thorough. A heated mood at work could be getting to you so wind down.|
|AQUARIUS: You may find yourself involved in noisy confrontations with angry comments flying through the air. Your boisterousness will bounce you back into life in a major way, but around children or those under your care you could be a little bossy so be careful to stay tactful. Just watch that your pride is not getting in the way of common sense. Your over forceful way of expressing yourself could ruffle more sensitive companions. If you can sweep them up in your enthusiasm, you will move ahead faster.|
|PISCES: You may find just briefly that there is a peculiar atmosphere at home or in close relationships. Neptune always casts a smokescreen around so you will not be clear what is real and what is fantasy. Home will feel a little like a battlefield at times but throw your energy into DIY or re-organising the house to soak up the red-hot energy. You may retreat into your shell when irritated or hurt. You will be hyper-sensitive to the slightest emotional change, and if threatened, you will be very defensive.|
courtesy: Marjorie Orr