Your Stars Today
Aries | March 20 – April 18
Those who say they rely on their intuition, either to assess people or make decisions puzzle you. That seems such a distraction when you’ll simply make arrangements as events progress. Actually, there’s little difference. You base changes in plan on what you call your instincts, which are exactly the same thing.
Taurus | April 19 – May 19
Charm will get you a long way. It has in the past and it will again. It’s one of the benefits of being ruled by the planet of charm itself, Venus. Still, there are several situations in which you’re worryingly short of facts. Knowing that, for now, your priority is learning more.
Gemini | May 20 – June 19
It’s not new, but only recently is a situation irritating you. And it’s that somebody who’s become close seems sure they know what you think, so much so they’re now predicting to others what you’ll say and do. Gently but firmly address this now. If you don’t it will only get worse.
Cancer | June 20 – July 21
Every sign is influenced by Mercury’s retrograde cycle, which begins on the 19th. While you, like others, will have to wrestle with the errors and unexpected events that are typical of this period, many of these will clear up both confusion and issues, some of which go back a very long way indeed.
Leo | July 22 – August 21
Planning ahead may be a virtue but, currently, it could actually complicate matters. You may already have noted hints of shifts as dramatic as they are sudden they’re being triggered by powerful planetary activity, coming in a week’s time. If so, you’ll realise the only thing you can plan for is bigtime change.
Virgo | August 22 – September 21
As a Virgo, your approach to life, your tasks or career, and your relations with others are in accord with your own rather exacting standards. But not everybody lives by these or cares about them as much as you do. Challenging as acknowledging this is, doing so will ease tensions with certain individuals.
Libra | September 22 – October 21
Obviously life will be a lot easier when the plans for the coming weeks are settled. Bear in mind, however, that spectacular as the planetary activity between now and the end of the year may be. A few sudden changes are inevitable. The more flexible your plans are, therefore, the better.
Scorpio | October 22 – November 20
Sometimes facts surface at just the right time to make a decision that’s fair and should last. But now it’s the reverse. You’re concerned your lack of information will lead to problems. While it could, the more open you are about your worries, the better prepared others will be for those surprises.
Sagittarius | November 21 – December 20
Although the link between your ruler Jupiter and Uranus doesn’t actually occur until the 26th, it’s so powerful you may already be experiencing its influence. This will take the form of ideas, offers or changes as unexpected as they are exciting. For now, simply explore everything. Decisions can, and should, wait.
Capricorn | December 21 – January 19
While your cautious nature has prevented you getting involved in arrangements and alliances you’d later regret, currently, you’re urged to take more risks. Or, at least to explore them. You’re in a period of growth, but taking advantage of it means at minimum investigating those seemingly risky ideas or offers.
Aquarius | January 20 – February 18
By no means are you a control freak. But you are an air sign and therefore have a need to understand what’s behind events and the direction they’re taking. Between Mercury being retrograde from Monday and powerfully positive, if unsettling, planetary activity, instead, go with the flow. Ask any questions later.
Pisces | February 19 – March 19
For ages you’ve had certain ideas in mind, plans you’d like to turn into reality. But something or, often, somebody else has come first. However, sudden changes in circumstance make it possible to turn those ideas into reality, and now. The challenge will be to ignore others’ needs and put yourself first.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 17th, 2016.