Your Stars Today
Aries | March 20 – April 18
There’s been talk about rethinking your domestic or working life for ages, but you’ve made only minor changes. That’s because it was too early in terms of the actual circumstances in question. However, you’re urged to think these through now since, by the end of the month, things ARE likely to come together.
Taurus | April 19 – May 19
If ever there was a time when the charm that comes with being a Taurus was important, it’s now. Frank discussions about already tense issues are going nowhere. In fact, they’re making things worse. The trick is to approach the matter with diplomacy and, in doing so, sidestep those potential dramas.
Gemini | May 20 – June 19
For ages you’ve known you were investing too much time, and possibly heart, in certain alliances while ignoring those that are far less exciting but crucial. This could soon result in problems. You can achieve a better balance easily, but must act swiftly and approach them with clarity and discipline.
Cancer | June 20 – July 21
Obviously it makes more sense to tackle practical matters with the knowledge your efforts will last. However, with the retrograde Mercury accenting these, even the simplest of arrangements should be regarded as tentative. Knowing that, forget about precise details. Organise things in such a way that, if necessary, you can easily rethink them.
Leo | July 22 – August 21
Sooner or later you’ll have to stand up to one particular individual, who insists they’re better informed about certain controversial matters than anybody else. While, obviously, this virtually eliminates the possibility of civilised discussion, you can simply state your views and leave it at that. This is by far the best option.
Virgo | August 22 – September 21
It’s rare that others irritate you so much you’ve a need to have the last word in discussions. But not only is that how you’re feeling, you’d probably say more than you intend to or is wise. Knowing that, for now, sidestep these matters. And if you can’t, stick to the facts.
Libra | September 22 – October 21
Only a short while ago, you’d have been very unhappy with the idea of making serious changes in elements of your way of living or activities out in the world. After all, you’ve spent ages organising things just so. Still changes in circumstances give you no choice but to rethink these, and right away.
Scorpio | October 22 – November 20
Long ago you decided to sidestep certain matters, mostly because you knew they’d upset others and that would lead to troublesome discussions. While that was wise at the time, changes in the circumstances in question have left you with numerous questions of your own. Discuss these frankly, and the sooner, the better.
Sagittarius | November 21 – December 20
When you’re tackling an obstacle, you tend to focus on the matter in question until it’s been dealt with. However, since what you’re currently facing is unlikely to be resolved until the clash between the Sun in your ruler Jupiter, on the 12th, you might want to adopt a more easygoing approach.
Capricorn | December 21 – January 19
Sooner or later you’ll have to confront others with facts that either you’ve felt anxious about or that you knew they’d be unwilling to discuss. However, there’s no avoiding the revelations triggered by the Sun’s encounter with the truthful Pluto, actually in Capricorn. Acknowledging these will free every single individual involved.
Aquarius | January 20 – February 18
Be wary of shouldering problems that really should be others’ to deal with. The problem is that, when you began discussing these matters, you said you’d lend a hand. There’s a difference between that and actually being responsible for finding a solution. Bear this in mind yourself and, if necessary tell others.
Pisces | February 19 – March 19
Reassuring as having plans for the future can be, with Mercury both retrograde until the 8th and also changing signs twice, on the 4th and 12th of January, changes are inevitable. While you can’t avoid making arrangements, the secret is to ensure they’re flexible enough to ride out unexpected developments.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 6th, 2017.