AQUARIUS (Jan 20– Feb 18): Embrace the art of planning — while it’s not the most exciting activity for some, deep down inside, you have the capacity to enjoy and excel in it. Moving forward too quickly in one area today — whether it’s a relationship, financial goal, job prospect or confrontation — is not the wisest thing to do. The idea now is to get all the facts about something and then formulate a plan for moving forward.
PISCES (Feb 19 – March 20): Being a joiner isn’t for everyone, but you should consider aligning yourself with a group today. There are many perks you’re missing out on, including the fact that seeing a group of diverse people on a regular basis will open your world to all sorts of exciting new stimulation. Seek out groups based around topics or issues you’re interested in — or a pastime you enjoy. Dancing lessons might also be a fun way to learn and exercise while you discover a new passion.
ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19): The encouragement you’ve been waiting for arrives — although you’ll have to find it. Relax, though — if you can’t quite connect with it today, you will get another chance when you are ready. People are looking out for you and are waiting to give you a leg up if you need it. You are in many people’s hearts, and today you may really start to understand how deep. Group activities will encourage some exploration.
TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20): Despite the array of choices that will be placed before you early on, everything will move along smoothly in your day today — take advantage of these calmer waters by being more reflective than usual. Take a look at what you’re gravitating toward socially right now. Why do you think you’re enjoying this new pace? Once you understand what comforts you and what excites you, you’ll be able to recognize it sooner and make better choices for your long-term happiness.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Any transactions you’re part of today could have a long-lasting effect on your financial health … so take a very conservative approach with how you spend your hard-earned dollars. Bargain hunting is a skill you should develop. It’s a critical time for you to invest, so if you can begin a retirement account or increase your current investment allocations, this would be very wise to do. It’s never too early to start thinking ahead.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Taking an impersonal point of view is the right approach — especially this afternoon, when the folks around you will be playing some major emotional games. If you’re in a professional situation when this happens, distance yourself as quickly as possible, and let the powers that be know you have nothing to do with the soap opera. If you’re in a personal situation, skip the sweet talk and face up to being honest with the people stirring up the pot.
LEO (July 23 – Aug 22): Your excitement can be contagious, but today an eagerness to get involved might come off as a bit too intense for people who don’t know you very well. Before adding your two cents, review the situation and let things go for a while on their own. If you’re asked for your opinion, be as diplomatic as possible. New folks on the scene want to show you what they’re made of, so concentrate on listening and watching what they have to offer.
VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sept 22): Due to your special brand of know-how, you are a big part of an exciting development in a friend’s love life — unfortunately, you can’t share the great news with the rest of the world just yet. This is one super-secret that you simply can’t spill. Once it’s over you can talk, but until then, keep yourself distracted with new travel ideas or fun errands. If necessary, avoid the person who’s most capable of squeezing this wonderful information out of you.
LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22): Cast your critical eye on all your relationships today, at work, in your family and especially in your romantic life. There’s nothing wrong, you just need to check in and make sure you’re doing your part to keep the lines of communication open. Watch that you don’t get too hard on yourself (as you are sometimes prone to do) if you’ve been a bit unavailable lately. Remember to treat yourself with the same gentle compassion you show to your friends and family.
SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21): Your recent bold behavior wasn’t typical, and it took guts to step out of your comfort zone like you did. Next time, temper your boldness with charm to achieve a more comfortable balance. You may not be receiving the positive reinforcement you deserve today, so seek it from the people you know will be your cheerleaders: Your friends. Get a group conversation going — sharing experiences will help everyone get a better perspective.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21): Guilt can be a powerful force in your life. More powerful than you may be willing to admit. It’s tough to know when to obey your guilt and when to tell it to take a hike. If you’re feeling the urge to beg off new responsibilities, social events or other commitments, go ahead. The guilt you feel for taking the ‘easy road’ is minimal compared to the relief you’ll feel at just doing what you want to do for a while. Don’t skip out on big responsibilities, but say ‘no’ to little stuff.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19): For the sake of your self-esteem: When you see a chance to get ahead today, you have to take it. Save the conservative thinking and deep contemplation for another time. This phase of your life is meant to be full of action and risk-taking. You’re going to have to get comfortable with the idea that you can’t hit a home run every time you step up to the plate. Expecting a perfect score every time isn’t realistic, and could be paralyzing.