Your Stars Today
Aries | March 20 – April 19
As an Aries, you believe you can do whatever you decide to. This is the reason those born under your sign achieve so much. Yet, every once in a while even you encounters an obstacle that can’t be overcome. For the moment, back off. You can tackle this again, but not now.
Taurus | April 20 – May 20
Tempting as it is to confront seemingly minor setbacks as they arise, there’s more to them than it would appear. Knowing that, take it slowly and, even more important, ask a few questions about the people and circumstances involved. What you learn will be informative, and about far more than you imagined.
Gemini | May 21 – June 20
If you’re feeling restless, it’s no surprise. With both the Sun and the New Moon accenting ways to broaden your horizons in a few days, it’s time to explore new ideas and, perhaps, places to go. Urgent as this seems, decisions should wait. Several intriguing options have yet to come your way.
Cancer | June 21 – July 22
With others already in a difficult mood, this hardly seems the time to raise delicate issues. But the fact is, you may have no choice. Events aren’t just highlighting these, they’ll put them in the limelight. Knowing that, begin discussing matters now. You’ll be surprised how well this goes.
Leo | July 23 – August 22
Although the Full Moon in your sign took place two weeks ago, it was while Mercury was still retrograde. Inevitably, there was confusion about certain matters. Only now, in fact, is it becoming clear the nature of the issues that arose and, even more important, what needs to be discussed.
Virgo | August 23 – September 22
Usually you’re the one who’s practical in the face of others’ unrealistic plans or ideas. Yet now it would seem you’re fiercely defending certain arrangements despite others’ concerns. You’re convinced things aren’t as bad as they seem. Judging by the planetary setup, this once, their worries are justified.
Libra | September 23 – October 22
There’s a difference between the sort of arrangements you’re able to make now, during this changeable period, and the kind of final decisions you prefer. The trick is to organise things with this in mind, and ensure any changes can be made without much disruption. The rest will be easy.
Scorpio | October 23 – November 21
The struggle to balance life’s practical obligations with what and who you care about most is familiar. Yet now, decisions aren’t yours to make but, in large part, up to others. Worrying as this is, discuss your concerns. You’ll learn they’ve already taken them into account and have wise ideas.
Sagittarius | November 22 – December 21
Waste no time justifying your existing plans or new ideas to others. While, of course, you’ll be gracious about it, firmly sidestep discussions about what you’re doing, especially with those who habitually challenge anybody’s plans, including yours. Distractions of this nature will do you no good, especially now.
Capricorn | December 22 – January 19
It would appear you’re facing a clash between clear practical or financial priorities, and loyalties to others. While ordinarily you’d wrestle with the resulting issues within, make decisions then reveal them frankly, take a different approach. Work together on these from the outset. You’ll be surprised what you come up with.
Aquarius | January 20 – February 17
You don’t think of yourself as a pushover. Yet certain individuals have the ability to employ guilt to get you to do as they want, and worse, you’re often unaware of it at the time. This could be the case now. Ironically, you need say only one word, but firmly. That word is ‘no’.
Pisces | February 18 – March 19
Contributing to the happiness of another brings you enormous joy. Now, however, you can’t help but feel that in the case of one particular individual, it’s all about them. They’re not even grateful for your efforts. Observe them carefully. Their actions and attitude will reveal their character better than any words could.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 6th, 2016.