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|ARIES: Maybe you are not standing up for yourself strenuously enough. It’s not a very self-assertive kind of energy today. So if you’re normally a bit timid, this will tend to push you into a corner. You just disappear off into daydreams, which can be great in itself but staying in touch with reality will help as well. Your social party chit-chat is even more sparkling than usual, so you will be the general favourite, not just with close partners, but also amongst your wider circle of friends.|
|TAURUS: With Mercury in your house of work at the moment, you have a more practical approach than usual, an appetite for detail and oodles of common sense. Mates may find you a stickler for everything being just so. Though for today maybe your energy level is not very high, so you can’t be bothered. All you really want to do is put your feet up in a chair and daydream your way through the day. If you can manage it without upsetting your schedule, well, why not?|
|GEMINI: It’s clearly not a day to go leaping into very strenuous jobs or projects or tasks, because you’ll find by the end of it that you can’t find the enthusiasm to tie up the loose ends. Be sensible and down-to-earth about what is possible and what is not. Put limits on your aims. You are coming across as strong minded, forceful but always entertaining in your way of expressing yourself. You have a fiery, positive approach to tackling problems, and will sweep companions up in your enthusiasm.
|CANCER: Jupiter is now in aspect to Neptune so you will want to really be closer to other people. Neptune is about being idealistic, sympathetic, compassionate, but it’s also to do with your ideals and your visions in life, so you have to think through where you’re going and how you’re going to be getting there. You will have a more imaginative way of thinking and speaking than usual. This can be useful, since you will be absorbing a good deal of information from your surroundings, almost without noticing.|
|LEO: This is not a day to start some vast project or run up mountains. It’s more a day to float along the river rather more or lie on your water bed. You will be very sensitive to the undercurrents so you need to avoid jangled jarring companions. At one point you can be quite sharp in your comments if you speak before you think, but you can also be tolerant and flexible in your views, when you have time to consider. So just take your time.|
|VIRGO: It’s not a practical day for push-push-pushing. Find time for quiet reflection, trying also to be as helpful as you can to other people. Just don’t expect miracles of yourself. Your hunches will be good, your intuitions strong so trust them. With Mercury in your house of personal finances, you are in a common sense mood, showing practical flair and determination. You may be slow to make up your mind, but you will be absolutely unshakeable when your decisions are made.
IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be exuberant, fortunate and rather high flying but you need to be careful not to believe everything you’re told by close partners. They’ll tend to be wildly impractical and prone to flights of fancy. In general people will be drawn to your positive attitude and money will get easier, certainly by next birthday. Though joint finances will still need careful budgeting. You’ll be quite a hit socially and at parties.
|LIBRA: If you go charging into some very strenuous task, you may end up feeling a little bit discouraged and undermined. Nothing practical will work out quite as you planned. You have wonderful dreams, but you also need to have your feet on the ground. Your agile, restless mind is coming up with original inspirations at the moment, but you will not always be good at following your ideas through. Maybe you are trying to juggle too many balls in the air at once.
|SCORPIO: Get a clearer idea of what everything is doing in your life and where you want it to go from now on. If you can channel your energy more in spiritual directions, you’ll find it brings you peace, quiet and harmony. With Mercury now in the sign before yours, which rules the imagination, you will be coming up with wonderful ideas, but you may find it difficult to put them into words. Your uncanny intuition may be rather fragile, but it will be accurate all the same.
|SAGITTARIUS: Try not to get discouraged if you have odd worries about things. Chances are that your imagination is simply running away with itself. It’s more likely than not that nothing you are concerned about will happen. Just don’t go pushing yourself ahead when you feel more like hanging back. You need to trust your instincts and get your original, experimental ideas out into the world. You can make a difference by what you say and perhaps motivate companions out of their ruts.
|CAPRICORN: Whoever you come into contact with today is going to find that they feel better by the end of it. Sometimes you can be too self-sacrificing when Neptune casts an influence: you turn yourself into a little bit of a doormat because you want to help other people. At a more positive level, you can be extremely charitable; you can sometimes be very interested in spiritual matters, even slightly paranormal matters, because Neptune is always concerned about things that lie beyond surface appearance.|
|AQUARIUS: There are some very sensitive influences around at the moment that will make you aware of what the subtle undercurrents in life are. But you need to be careful how you react to those around you. You all too easily let people take advantage of you and suddenly you flip and want to be absolutely truthful about certain matters. Try to avoid being dramatic about it all. If you are too direct and don’t think about what you say before opening your mouth, you will ruffle feathers.|
|PISCES: Jupiter is now across the zodiac from Neptune. Jupiter is confident and expansive while Neptune is visionary, imaginative and not always realistic. It can be very kind, very creative, very spiritual day. It’s just not very down-to-earth. Everyone around will tend to be head-in-the-clouds including you. But you know that superficial answers will not do for you. You want to get right down to the roots of things, and will keep digging and investigating until you find out the answers and solutions that make you feel secure.||“>|