IF ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be lazy at times and very go ahead at others. You’ll constantly be in two minds about what you actually want; head going one way and heart another. Just don’t jump to conclusions or force yourself into decisions until you are absolutely clear. You’ll be able to relax more at home and may even consider expanding your domestic setup. Though money will need effort and attention. After August you’ll step out more confidently.
|ARIES: You may be inclined to think you have to alter the way you share, care, relate and co-operate, but it might not be such a hot idea to decide anything on the spur of the moment. Getting your own security pulled together is something only you can do and that needs to come first. It’s important to be sensible with other people. You can win them over to your side if you sweep them up in your enthusiasm. Be straightforward and cheerful.|
|TAURUS: If close partners are not entirely on your wavelength, don’t stomp off in the huff. Maybe you need to cajole them into fitting in more co-operatively with what you have in mind. Maybe you will have to give in the first instance to get any response, but it will be worth it. If you can find self-discipline, avoid being careless or lazy then there are rather fortunate influences around. You’re likely to be very generous to others, to yourself, slightly extravagant all round.
|GEMINI: Finding the balance between duty and pleasure, service that you owe to others and service you owe yourself, is what is on your mind now. You know you cannot be an island unto yourself but equally you don’t want to be pushed and pulled by too many demands from elsewhere. If you can keep one scheme within bounds, put a few limits on your plans then you could do well. But if you fly too high you might find you have further to fall.|
|CANCER: Friends may be pulling you one way and loved ones another. So you will need to decide how to divide yourself between everyone. You have been spending more time recently with your wider circle of acquaintances but maybe more intimate companions have been feeling excluded, so cuddle up close when you have the chance. You are more than likely going to be feeling very optimistic. But don’t assume that everything is going to work wonderfully well just by luck, without you putting effort in.|
|LEO: All you really want is to tuck yourself out of sight in familiar surroundings and allow yourself to be indulged. Even your own company won’t be a hardship for a short time. Your busy schedule won’t allow you to play truant for long, but you must take a break along the way otherwise you’ll get over stretched. You may be feeling lazy, rather wound down. There are fortunate influences around but you have to push yourself hard to get into a hard working mood.|
|VIRGO: There could be travel muddles mainly because you are not concentrating very sensibly on where you are going and when. You will constantly change your mind about your plans. So sit down at the start and write out a list of destinations and times, and you might even arrive at some of them. It’s not a time though when you will expect to find too many difficulties with other people or with yourself, except for one downside which is spending too much money.|
|LIBRA: If you are feeling more intense than usual, try to stay with it. Most of the time the pressure of life pushes you into taking avoiding action. Too tricky? Shrug. And off you go. But getting cash arrangements and agreements sorted out is vital, especially if you’re feeling short changed or not valued properly. Watch how you go, because you could find that you overdo spending, that you just go off in 75 directions at once and do things that are not entirely sensible.
|SCORPIO: Don’t leap to any instant decisions since your judgement may be a little awry. You could be pulled this way and that. Just try to keep a balanced view of your closest relationships. Jupiter around always looks for the silver linings. It usually creates a few as well since it’s a fortunate influence. In fact it’s not so much luck, just that your instincts, your intuition work well, so you end up in the right place at the right moment, saying the right thing.|
|SAGITTARIUS: There are times when you are happy to give to others but there are also times when you feel deprived because no one seems to be reciprocating. Feeling resentful only means you feel worse. Give yourself the odd treat to boost your spirits, and it will all work much better. You may need to keep your feet a little bit more on the ground, and find a little self discipline. Otherwise you might take on far too many commitments and over-extend yourself.|
|CAPRICORN: Loved ones and close social mates have been getting more of your affection of late, but you also want to be around more casual acquaintances or detached friends for a while. You may find yourself spread a little thin but at least it won’t be boring. You need variety not forced to chose. If you’re normally under-confident, the expansive influences around now will boost you up rather happily. If you’re normally over-confident then they can send you into thinking that you’re Superman or Superwoman.|
|AQUARIUS: Success in the outer world will not be fulfilling unless you have a settled emotional base. But equally you cannot find all your satisfaction in your intimate environment. So you will need to get your thinking cap on. If you’ve been lacking in self-esteem lately, you now find yourself brimming with confidence. But if you normally are a bit over the top, this will send you sailing off into the stratosphere. Try to avoid the temptation to think you’re absolutely right about absolutely everything.|
|PISCES: Watch that you don’t get crossed lines and mixed messages. There could be communication muddles if you do not keep your eye on the ball at times. The Sun is now at odds with Jupiter, but nothing will be awkward, as long as you avoid going too over the top. Jupiter is very expansive, rather lazy and a bit given to over-confidence. Pitch your hopes too high, and you have further to fall. But if you can discipline yourself, there is luck around.