AQUARIUS (Jan 20– Feb 18): Your words will have more power than usual today—so take time to think before you speak. It’s one thing to get caught up in an enthusiastic conversation and say something silly, but it is quite another thing to say something you’ll later regret. As you might recall from past slips of the tongue, the taste of shoe leather is not an easy one to get out of your mouth. Play it safe—if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
PISCES (Feb 19 – March 20): When a friend or coworker comes to your rescue today, don’t feel awkward about it. You are, in fact, the one providing more aid—this person is working on his or her social skills, and you are a test case. Be sure to offer supportive feedback, and demonstrate that lending a hand is no big deal between peers. Let your warmth guide you in any difficult situation today, and you will always come out on top. People love people who can make them feel good.
ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19): Someone who has a tendency to make things harder than they should be may ask you for some help today—and you probably won’t have time to give it. Resist the urge to get frustrated or laugh at this person’s situation. It’s true that you could get yourself out of a similar predicament in no time, but he or she isn’t quite as experienced as you. Don’t fear that this person will be upset with you for not helping—by letting him or her go it alone, you’re helping more than you know.
TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20): Action is important today. Major progress is about to be a made, and you will be a big part of it. You may be the calm in the center of a maelstrom of activity, or you may be the person causing all the excitement. Either way, your role is to help everyone do whatever it is that needs to get done. Make the environment comfortable for everyone, and keep folks thinking positive. Even if you’re not out in front calling the shots, you are important—make no mistake.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You will be inundated with lots of advice today—and not all of it will be worth listening to. Be wary of people who preach at you — who expect you to take what they say as the official word on how to live. Dogmatic personalities have never been your cup of tea, but today they are going to be especially irksome. They love to talk, but they don’t know how to listen. Do your best to smile at their comments, and then feel free to ignore them.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You have quite a few tricks up your sleeve right now—more than you may realize. In this round of the game, what you do next can really influence how high the stakes grow. Everyone is ready to go for broke, and the outcome is totally up to you, so don’t be afraid to push things to the limit. For the first time in a long time, you can have it both ways—so why not try? You will come out on top no matter how you play it.
LEO (July 23 – Aug 22): You think you’re speaking quite clearly, but other people might misunderstand you today. There’s a light fog of confusion in the air, and explaining complicated ideas will be very difficult. Delay big presentations if possible. If not, using visual aids will be very helpful in cutting through the general murkiness. And if you have trouble understanding something today, don’t be shy about asking questions until it becomes clear.
VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sept 22): That sixth sense of yours is rapidly becoming your most reliable sense—and you should not hesitate to rely on it! Right now your vision is clouded by wishful thinking, and you’re hearing just what you want to hear. You need a reality check—and your instincts may be able to provide you with one. If you sense that someone isn’t telling you the truth, or is stalling for time, you’re probably right. Follow your gut on this one and start the conversation that you think needs to happen.
LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22): All work and no play makes for a very dull life, so today you need to mix things up and get a little silly! The grindstone can wait for a while—try to spend a few hours on something fun. Stop worrying so much about work or school—and start exploring the more romantic aspects of your life. This romance doesn’t have to be about a love affair—explore the music, fashion, art and fiction that stimulate your emotions and help you feel whole.
SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21): When you enter a new situation today, watch out for some people who want to take all the control. They could see you as competition and give you less than a warm welcome. Whatever you do, don’t take this cold shoulder personally. And don’t bend over backward to accommodate these people—there’s no sense in wasting energy on trying to charm someone who’s more interested in power than in making a real connection.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21): With a little extra cash in your pocket, you will feel a lot more spring in your step—and keep in mind that the longer you have the money, the longer you’ll enjoy this feeling. So you might want to resist making an impulse buy because once you spend that money, you will lose that feeling. Money is always powerful, but right now it can affect your mood and life situation a lot more profoundly than you think. Save it as long as you can. You’ll need it soon.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19): A wonderful thing happens when you compliment other people—you get complimented right back! This type of mutually rewarding relationship is going to be a standard element of your life, so start spreading the love around! Your confidence is growing quickly right now, and it’s rooted in very sturdy stuff. You are secure enough in yourself that giving praise to other people won’t bother you at all. Quality deserves to be rewarded, and you know it.