|ARIES: Whatever you don’t like about your life, now is the time to get a grip, shake it up a little, change it. You can get rid of the old structures that don’t work and build something new in its place that’s going to be much better. A lot of creative power comes out of clearing out anything which has become muddled. Don’t get too pushy, even if you feel someone is being rather unfair. There is no sense in getting into unwinnable arguments.|
|TAURUS: There’s a difference between wanting to be in control and wanting to have influence. The first is power hungry which can lead to problems. The second is more useful, because you can fit into group situations in a flowing way and still feel you have made a solid impression. You will be passionate in your search for truth and knowledge. People who hold different views can stimulate your thinking. You can exert a little subtle force to move companions into your way of thinking.|
|GEMINI: You feel you have now learned one valuable lesson, and the fruits of your wisdom mean you won’t be caught out in the same way again. You have the stamina to see this one through to the end. Now it’s just a question of hanging on in there until you tidy up the last loose ends. Your feelings are not that light hearted now. Maybe you are trying too hard to stay in control and are wary of being pushed around by authority figures.|
|CANCER: Companions around you are beginning to shift ground or a situation in your life you’ve been wrestling with begins to move a lot faster. So there should be a general feeling of satisfaction. You know you need to concentrate hard to get the results you really want but for once it feels as if your perseverance is paying off. You are tending now to attract yourself to rather strong personalities in your encounters or close partnerships. Avoid a tug of war if you can.|
|LEO: A useful aspect between the Sun and Pluto should bring rather intense, powerful encounters or experiences. You can be highly persuasive, and exert a little subtle force and pressure to move companions into your way of thinking. There should not be too much resistance because you have right on your side, as well as a little nifty strategy. You will be at your best in a work situation where you are able to upgrade or regenerate it. Try to avoid routines at work.|
|VIRGO: This is clearly not a superficial or a frivolous time. You want to think things through rather deeply, to investigate, to get right down below the surface. With effort you’ll find that you’re getting some stronger meaning out of life and finding new answers. In the past you may have just scratched the surface, now you know what the roots are all about. You are certainly not taking your emotional life lightly. You are either on people or off them in a major way.
IF ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY your year ahead will be a time to get your act together. You’ve got the confidence, enthusiasm and the good luck to keep you flying ahead. You have learned from recent experience and won’t be repeating the same mistakes. So you’ll feel in control of your path ahead. Close relationships may be vague or uncommitted and truthfully you’ll want more freedom to suit yourself. Put in effort at home to sort out emotional tensions and get organised.
|LIBRA: Make best use of the influences which are around to ensure that you’re pushing in the right direction. You have reached something of a plateau and won’t have to struggle uphill quite so much in the near future which will be a great relief. You want much deeper connections not only with your close family, but also with the earth. You want to feel you belong and are firmly rooted. An almost mystical link with nature will bring you a new sense of meaning.|
|SCORPIO: Suddenly you feel stronger as a personality, better able to cope and ensure that you aren’t being swept into a corner or under the carpet. This isn’t the time to be frivolous, or too scattered. But it may help if you keep your sense of humour handy. Your words will carry weight so you will be respected for your wisdom and the depth of your understanding. Try to sort out new ways of getting your message across at work and organising your daily schedules.|
|SAGITTARIUS: You will put your foot down and be forceful, but not in a leap-up-and-down, throw-a-tantrum kind of way. You will be delighted that you’re managing to be quietly persistent and rather powerful. No one is going to tangle with you and cause you to divert from your intentions. You can start to build better securities now though you’ll have to examine what went wrong in the past. If you keep doing things the old way it won’t work. Clear the decks, and start again.|
|CAPRICORN: Sometimes you can walk up the wrong side of the road or forget to double-lock doors and windows. Be cautious rather than foolhardy. Avoid unreliable or unsavoury companions. At times like this you may notice a tendency in yourself to over control companions or your environment which can lead to resentment and very tense confrontations. But as you learn to let go and welcome in new experiences you’ll find that you are coping with a wide variety of situations in new and helpful ways.|
|AQUARIUS: If you want straight answers, you do have the power to bring things out into the open. You won’t fight things through to the bitter end because there will be no need. You want to dig beneath the surface of your life to explore what’s really bothering you. You may be wary of finding out things you do not like about yourself but in the process you will miss finding all the positive parts of yourself which have been hidden away far too long.|
|PISCES: Look at the people who are holding you up or getting in your way. Outright confrontation is probably not wise and uses up far too much energy. If you try to be skilful, subtle or even downright devious, you will get your way faster with less hassle. The atmosphere in friendships or team relationships may be difficult to handle lightly at the moment. There can be jealousy or possessiveness around. Just be as tactful as you can and be honest in a quiet way.|
courtesy: Marjorie Orr