Horoscope: January 2, 2018

Published: January 2, 2018
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Aries | March 20 – April 19

Tempting as it is to say a firm ‘no’ to those who insist you give them a hand, it’s not that simple. In fact, not only do they need your help, what you learn in the process will more than justify the time and effort required. But you won’t know that, until you’re actually involved.

Taurus | April 20 – May 20

As a Taurus and a practical earth sign, you try to avoid getting involved in plans without being clear what’s involved. Yet with things moving so swiftly, you may have no choice. Just ensure that everybody understands this, and that as you learn more, you’ll have to rethink arrangements, possibly more than once.

Gemini | May 21 – June 20

Although the past two months, since your ruler Mercury moved into the part of your chart that accents close alliances, will have had its challenging moments, you’ve also learnt a lot. While some of those insights are crystal clear, it probably won’t be until next week that you recognise the insights others offered.

Cancer | June 21 – July 21

In the past you’ve agreed to plans not because you thought they were a good idea, but because you knew others were enthusiastic about them. You had concerns, but wanted to keep the peace. Be wary of compromises of that nature now. Stand your ground. You’ll soon be glad you did.

Leo | July 22 – August 22

By no means do confrontations bother you. On the contrary, you’d rather deal with difficult facts or face somebody who’s impossible, say what needs to be said, then move on. The problem is, somebody else is timid and fears the outcome. Proceed, quietly, then tell them when things are settled.

Virgo | August 23 – September 22

Being both an earth sign and ruled by the clever Mercury, you’ve a knack for finding solutions, and swiftly, even for dilemmas others are struggling with. But certain of these have defeated you, at least thus far. Back off. All you need is the space and time to get a fresh perspective.

Libra | September 23 – October 22

About two weeks ago, the Sun and your ruling planet Saturn moved into Capricorn, the latter for the first time in nearly three decades. Their joint influence will be informative, exciting and, occasionally, unsettling. For now, wait and watch. While you’ll benefit hugely from this, just how may not be immediately clear.

Scorpio | October 23 – November 21

Few things are more frustrating than situations that force you to make what you consider to be compromises. The real problem is, others don’t see what you’re being asked to do as worrying in the least. That being the case, forget about discussing it and, instead, figure out a way around the situation.

Sagittarius | November 22 – December 20

It may be unusual that you take the back seat in controversial situations. But with both your ruler Jupiter and the usually forthright Mars in the most discreet and strategic portion of your chart, you’ve no choice but to be diplomatic. Strange as this seems, it will keep you out of otherwise pointless debates.

Capricorn | December 21 – January 19

There’s a fine line between others asking for your guidance or help and you being able to give it. This has nothing to do with whether you care about what they’re dealing with but, rather, whether your variety of insights would be helpful. If not, explain that, frankly and firmly.

Aquarius | January 20 – February 17

Chatting about ideas is one thing, and can be as informative as it is entertaining. Still, with so much in transition, you’re urged to think carefully before you take what others say seriously. However sure they are of their facts, the actual situations in question could change, and possibly overnight.

Pisces | February 18 – March 19

There is no easy way to tell somebody you distrust them. But one particular individual seems bewildered that you aren’t telling them about certain potentially crucial information. Forget about explanations. Simply change the subject, and no matter how often they ask, and say no more. Eventually they’ll get the point.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 1st, 2018.

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