IF ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be a time for indirect action rather than confrontation, especially at home with the family or where your pet projects are concerned. Just know that giving yourself space to reflect, plan and prepare won’t be wasted. You’ll get all your ducks in a row and be ready to bounce out revitalised in a few months’ time when new doors open and your luck turns good. Be persistent in the meantime in getting your viewpoint across.
ARIES: You could be too pushy or forceful about trying to bring everyone round to your viewpoint. Or someone may be doing the same. Try not to push arguments to the bitter end, because all you’ll end up with is a sour taste and that clearly isn’t helpful. If you can step back and be more detached, then it will work better. Try to be as diplomatic and tactful as possible and your harmonious way of expressing yourself and desire to keep the peace will do wonders for your popularity.
TAURUS: You may get so wrapped up in one tiny obsessive detail that you won’t see the wood for the trees. What’ll be said today will be important, but everyone will seem a little bit gridlocked with Pluto around. No one will want to compromise, partly because they feel they might be humiliated if they give way. You are appreciating differences and distinctions, which others regard as too trivial to bother about. But it does mean you will spot what they overlook, and that can be highly useful.
GEMINI: The main thing to remember is that Pluto around now changes life. It tries to get rid of things that are no longer any use to you, so it may be that old and outworn beliefs are being shifted out of your life. You could also be pointing out to others where they are going wrong. You may be ignoring certain details in your determination to see the broad sweep at the moment, but because of your carefulness and long term vision, you can plan well.
CANCER: Maybe you’ll be seeing only problems and losing your normal optimism. It may just be you find that travel plans get blocked, or other situations which will irritate and frustrate you. Then you’ll get very wound up. So try to ease up a little and laugh more. Watch you are not getting too close to subjects to be able to see them clearly. You may be taking too narrow a view of one situation, selecting some facts and ignoring others for no good reason.
LEO: You’ll be utterly determined to get to the bottom of one emotional problem which has been niggling at you. You’ll be pushing hard to persuade others round to whatever it is that you want them to think. Try not to get so fixed and so rigid about seeing things the way they are, that you can’t see any alternative. You are making it your business to know everything about everybody at the moment, since you want to have all the necessary facts at your disposal.
VIRGO: Sometimes you can get a little bit frustrated when Pluto is around as it is now, because you’re not getting your own way. You tend to be manipulative which can backfire. Watch you’re not trying to twist loved ones or mates around too much. Your thinking and speaking is all directed at the moment to whatever has a practical or financial purpose, which is making you thoughtful. Others may carp about your slowness, but you know it is vital to get everything right.
LIBRA: You’ll have a great love of mystery, wanting to find out what’s going on in the deep, dark and secret corners, so you’ll be drawn to the hidden places in life. But it’s important that you sort out your own secrets before probing into anyone else’s. Your boredom threshold is low, and you may jump into action just to avoid the tedious process of making considered decisions which take account of all the facts.Don’t be confrontational, since it won’t work.
SCORPIO: It’ll be important not to get too dogmatic or self-righteous or get yourself too wound up now. Sometimes you’ll speak in a way that others find slightly difficult to take. They’ll feel that you’re push-push-pushing and may not take very kindly to it. So you need to aim for a lighter approach. You may be feeling too sensitive on one score and interpret as criticisms things that others say which were never meant to hurt. Don’t react until you’ve checked out what was intended.
SAGITTARIUS: What you are learning today you are learning at a much deeper level than usual. You’ll not be superficial, or interested in anything that is too frivolous. Just watch you’re not forcing your viewpoint on others or becoming too compulsive. You have a sharp, fast moving mind now with Mercury in the inventive area of your chart. Remember to write things down since you can be absent-minded, forgetting your brilliant inspirations as soon as you have them.
CAPRICORN: Stay witty, flexible and tolerant and you’ll be highly persuasive. If on the other hand you become too obsessed with what’s going on, you will get everything out of proportion. Stand back and remember there’s an upside as well as a downside. You will want to know the common sense reasons for doing everything and will get irritated by work mates who rattle on about grand ideas and are prone to flights of fancy. Just try to let a little of your own creative imagination get to work.
AQUARIUS: Today will be a rather deep-thinking kind of day where you’ll be talking about everything intensely. You’ll be digging below the surface, so you’ll have a penetrating quality about you. Others may be rather unsettled because of the direct and searching way in which you ask questions. You see no reason to pull your verbal punches, so mates may need a thick skin, not because you are malicious, but because you treasure the truth. You will have strong hunches that will probably turn out to be accurate.
PISCES: You’ll be able to solve difficult puzzles in your emotional life and elsewhere, but don’t go so far into the depths you end up only looking on the bleak side. Try to stay with one foot on the surface, and one foot deep down. That way you’ll be able to ask the questions you want and you’ll get answers. You are intense at the moment, maybe more stubborn than usual. You will have to confront those who share joint responsibilities with you, to sort out better agreements.
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