Aries | March 20 – April 19
It’s easy to blame others for mistakes that you weren’t involved in. But with the ideas planet Mercury currently retrograde, those problems might actually be errors from the past coming to light. Do a little digging and you could discover that, actually, you had something to do with those initial errors.
Taurus | April 20 – May 20
At the moment good fortune is appearing in peculiar, if not unexpected, packages. In fact, you may not recognise worthwhile ideas or offers for what they are, at least initially. Knowing that, explore absolutely everything. At minimum, you’ll learn something. In the process, however, you may stumble over a stunning opportunity.
Gemini | May 21 – June 20
Exasperating as having to rethink arrangements you only recently organised is, you’ll soon recognise these as breakthroughs. For now, simply bear in mind that even the most unexpected of events are giving you a golden opportunity to escape restrictions you’ve been trying, for ages, to sidestep, if not avoid entirely.
Cancer | June 21 – July 22
While there’s nothing unusual about Mercury being retrograde, because this particular cycle accents close alliances, it’s especially important. True, certain here and now errors are inevitable. What will ultimately be of far greater importance are those from the past that are exposed, as you deal with more recent developments.
Leo | July 23 – August 22
Some would say you’ve been secretive about certain practical or work-related matters. But, actually, you didn’t realise anybody was interested. The irony is, while you regard these as tedious, the individual in question really likes tackling situations of this nature. Encourage them. They’ll enjoy it and, even better, you’ll benefit.
Virgo | August 23 – September 22
Often your perfectionism is an asset. Now, however, it could complicate matters. You’ve exciting plans to make, some of which are pressing. Yet you’re short of essential facts. Out of character as it may be, ignore them or, if they’re vital, make a guesstimate. That will be good enough.
Libra | September 23 – October 22
Being superb at observing human nature, long ago you spotted someone’s reluctance to go along with the ideas or ventures of others. You also noted that they in turn said nothing. Ordinarily, you’d ignore this. However, this individual’s indecision could cause you problems. Knowing that, you really must get them talking. And soon.
Scorpio | October 23 – November 21
Because you think everything through in detail, you tend to assume that if problems arise, they’re the result of the more spontaneous approach of others. Actually, with the retrograde Mercury triggering unexpected, and sometimes unrecognised, twists and turns, there’s really nobody to blame. Instead, work together to find a way ahead.
Sagittarius | November 22 – December 21
Rarely have the planets been in as friendly a mood towards you as they are this week. While this could mean existing plans go well, it’s far more likely you’ll be on the receiving end of ideas or offers, so good you may not believe they’re for real. Explore them anyway.
Capricorn | December 22 – January 19
As you’re probably already well aware from the mix-ups you’re facing, if not from reading your stars, Mercury is retrograde. Although some of the resulting confusion is no more than that, because it’s in Capricorn, many of the errors that arise will trigger insights as apt as they are useful.
Aquarius | January 20 – February 17
One of the greatest benefits of your nature, as an Aquarius, is your genuine interest in others. This will prove especially helpful now, since you’ll be dealing with individuals whose thinking or background is very different from yours. While others might struggle, you’ll really enjoy getting to know about them.
Pisces | February 18 – March 19
If there’s any problem with this week’s amazingly agreeable planetary setup, it’s that it follows one that was unsettling, if not just plain challenging. This also means when things fall into place, you’re wary. While that’s understandable, events really as just as good as they seem. Give things a try and you’ll see.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2016.