|ARIES: You may be touchy and irritable, but see the positive side of saying what needs to be said. Sometimes you hide away your feelings and that does no good since you feel resentful. It’ll work out somehow so you might as well get a grip today and say you piece. Because you see the truth of one situation clearly, you may be coming across as rather critical. Try to add tact to honesty, and make it obvious you don’t mean to cause harm.|
|TAURUS: You may be ruffling feathers and causing some aggravation with loved ones. Try to be straight in an assertive but calm way. Maybe you are being slower than usual to make up your mind, but once you get on track nothing will budge you. You are taking a rather hard headed line at the moment, focussing on what is practical and sensible. You are uneasy about pie-in-the-sky ideas or lofty discussions about vague notions, that never seem to lead anywhere.|
|GEMINI: You’ll have to watch that you’re not letting off steam too loudly. If you sound as if you’re spoiling for a fight then everyone will get irritable and uptight. Then tiny little aggravations will turn into great big arguments. Clearly, that isn’t a good idea. With Mercury in your own sign, you are quick witted at the moment and at times rather sharp of tongue, so you will need to pause to think before you speak. Mates could be startled by your direct comments.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be fiery, outspoken and restless, a time when you’re not going to put up with any nonsense or allow anyone to stand in your way. For all that you’ll be undecided in quiet moments about the best course ahead for you. Just take your time before making commitments. One close relationship may be going through a testing phase. Don’t get negative. Just shoulder your responsibilities and you’ll come through in good form. Home will be happier after mid-year.
|CANCER: You could be touchy, a little bit irritable, especially if loved ones are disagreeing with you. Sometimes with Mars the red mist descends, so you miss seeing sense in what they are saying. But at least you’ll be standing up for yourself. You have a real understanding of other people’s suffering at the moment, which gives you added sympathy and makes you a supportive listener. You don’t feel you have to fight to get attention for yourself. You know your turn will come.|
|LEO: You’re going to be in a fiery frame of mind. You’ll push through barriers, put your foot down and say exactly what is on your mind. Though don’t get too direct since it could backfire. With Mercury now in the sign after your midheaven you are very open to new ideas, especially ones likely to upset others, because you have a slightly rebellious streak about you. You have the courage of your convictions and will not be swayed by criticism.|
|VIRGO: Today you’re likely to be very busy, working very hard on anything that really stretches your mind. Don’t come across as being too pushy to listen to other people. Sometimes it is difficult to listen, but it is important if you can. Watch you’re not skipping along so fast that you cut corners and you get a little bit careless. With Mercury at your midheaven you are practical, methodical, ambitious, serious and focussing on what will be to your advantage at work..|
|LIBRA: Mars will give you courage which is good if you maybe have been backing away from loved ones recently. You’ll be defending your views and your beliefs, standing firm, but let others have their say as well and you might be surprised at what comes out of the end of it. With Mercury nearing your mid heaven, you are lofty in your interests, and you definitely want more mental stimulation. You are coming across as fair-minded, tolerant and enthusiastic, so you should be able to find stimulating companions.|
|SCORPIO: Today the best thing to do is to channel your energy into tricky problems that you can attack with vigour. If you are having heart to heart chats with loved ones, you’ll be very straightforward. Just remember to stay tactful. If you can remain cool and serene as well as dynamic, everyone will be very respectful of what you’re saying to them. Maybe you do need to sit down and talk through money matters with close partners. Everyone has to be clear what the agreements are.|
|SAGITTARIUS: Watch that you’re not slightly accident-prone at home. Mercury close to impatient Mars can sometimes can mean that you end up tripping over your feet. If you’re cooking in the kitchen, you’ll be in too much of a hurry, thinking about things that make you fume. So just play it cooler and enjoy what is good. In demand at the moment for your bright ideas, witty way with words, and diplomatic knack of putting others at ease, you are guaranteed a positive response almost everywhere you go.|
|CAPRICORN: You’ll have to be a little cautious today. You may feel inclined to tell loved ones exactly what you think of them. That sometimes works well and sometimes stirs up more resistance to you than it is worth. If you get into the “I want, I demand and I’m absolutely right” syndrome, then other people tend to get ruffled and it won’t help. Companions may be quailing a little when you come around at the moment since you are so observant.|
|AQUARIUS: Mercury, planet of talking, writing, moving round short distances is sitting directly on top of Mars which is fierce, fiery and very courageous. So a combination of the pair of them means that you could either be arguing fiendishly or just throwing yourself with a great deal of vigour into getting done what you know needs to be done. Mates secretly admire your courage for being so outspoken, though at times they wonder about your lack of humility. Nothing ventured, nothing gained as far as you are concerned.|
|PISCES: If you’re normally under-confident, you’ll find you get a rush of adrenalin today which will allow you to push yourself forward. You’ll stand up for what you want and resist determinedly being pushed around by anyone else, but watch a slightly reckless mood which could send you over the top into speaking in haste and repenting at leisure. More emotional than usual, you may be over-sensitive to the slightest whiff of criticism. Try not to sound too defensive, when most often it will not be necessary.|
courtesy: Marjorie Orr