Your Stars Today
Aries | March 20 – April 18
It’s the rare Aries who’s instinctively secretive. Not only is being forthright natural to you, remembering who you’ve told what is exhausting and a nuisance. Yet with your ruler Mars in the discreet Scorpio until late January, you’ll be facing a range of situations that require exactly this variety of discretion.
Taurus | April 19 – May 19
There are few alliances more powerful for you, as a Taurus, than last Monday’s link between your ruler Venus and Saturn, planet of focus. While the ideas or offers involved arose some days ago, it’s only now that you fully understand their nature and, even more important, how you can benefit from them.
Gemini | May 20 – June 20
Because the Full Moon, on Tuesday, both brings feelings about certain tricky issues and the actual issue you’ve been struggling with to a peak, there’s little point in battling them out now. However, frank discussions won’t just be helpful, they could do wonders to clear up confusion that would, in a few days’ time, be troublesome.
Cancer | June 21 – July 21
Knowing the issues that need to be discussed is one thing. But actually talking about them is another matter, at least for now. If you must raise these, do that and no more. Once Mercury joins the Sun, Saturn and Venus in accenting these, on 11 January, those discussions will be less complicated.
Leo | July 22 – August 21
The recent encounter between your ruler the Sun and the cautious and precise Saturn, in the down to earth Capricorn, kick-started a cycle of analysis and careful planning. While there’s no arguing this is wise, it will take you a while to understand why the process must proceed so slowly.
Virgo | August 22 – September 21
Somebody has a talent for making you feel guilty. Currently, they’re offloading why certain tasks or responsibilities that really are theirs to deal with in your direction. While, obviously, saying no isn’t easy, it’s really the only way to end this nonsense. They know they’re in the wrong. But you must say it.
Libra | September 22 – October 22
One of the most challenging things for you is to firmly refuse an idea, suggestion or offer. But if you don’t make it clear you’ve no interest in taking certain arrangements further, it will be as if you’d said nothing. Being this blunt isn’t easy, but you’ll soon realise you’ve no choice.
Scorpio | October 23 – November 21
Nobody is more idealistic when it comes to others than you, as a Scorpio. Yet you’ve been let down, often enough you’re now wary. While that’s understandable, think carefully whether you’re basing your assessment of certain individuals on those who, in truth, aren’t remotely similar. Give those whose trustworthiness you’re questioning a break.
Sagittarius | November 22 – December 20
Being a fire sign, you can be impatient and, when irritated, show it. Yet in the recent past there were one or two situations in which that irritation turned into a variety of anger that was unnecessary, if not inappropriate. The time has come to apologise. No discussion is necessary. Simply say you’re sorry.
Capricorn | December 21 – January 18
It’s easy to forget that Mercury’s retrograde cycle ended only a week ago, which means you’re probably still dealing with fallout, in terms of misunderstandings and undetected or perhaps minor errors. Irritating as these are, in most cases, if you bother to look, there’s something worthwhile to be learnt from them.
Aquarius | January 19 – February 17
With Jupiter and courageous Mars in the crucial midheaven angle of your chart, there’s talk of bigtime changes. While some intrigue you, others seem overwhelming. However, that’s only because they’re taking you into unfamiliar territory, so you’re anxious. The sooner you get involved, the more swiftly you’ll realise how fantastic they are.
Pisces | February 18 – March 19
While, by and large, your intuitive nature is an asset, you’ll sometimes put the needs of others before your own. Often that’s wise but just as often, you’ll sacrifice what you’ve planned or organised. It’s now time to make up for this. Say nothing. You need do no more than give your plans priority.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2017.
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