● General: A rude or insensitive person could cause you some complications this morning, but at the same time they will help give you a fresh perspective on your life -- they'll show you who you don't want to be! This person offers an example of what not to do, so pay a lot of attention to them. Take notes on their behavior. You are doing perfectly well with your choices lately, so don't listen if this person criticizes you or gives you unsolicited advice. Smile sweetly, and then ignore them.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: If yesterday was a day for inaction, today is a day for action. No, not at the office. Find other ways to keep busy, today. You'll find plenty of options if you do some exploring.
● Finances: Visions of the future float through your head like sugarplums. But daydreaming about it won't make it happen. Nothing but blood, sweat and tears on your part will bring about the future you desire. Don't delay.
● Love: Today take a breather from your usual rushed pace and relax. You need to slow down soon or you could be running on empty before you know it! Find a quiet space to reclaim some calm.
● General: Be careful of other people who seem too good to be true today, because they probably are. Your instincts about people are usually dead on, so if you fear that someone who is making big claims is full of hot air, alert those in power about your reservations. There is nothing wrong with demanding proof before you buy into anyone's story. Your skepticism might make waves today, but in the end it will save everyone a lot of stress and regret. They'll thank you for it.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: If you're walking off a big meal, you're bound to encounter others doing the same thing. But if you want to be totally alone, the office is the best place for solitude.
● Finances: The more conservative your budget gets, the more outrageously you want to spend. Your opposition is getting radical. Don't let your inner demons rattle their cages too loudly.
● Love: Lately, you might be feeling a bit unappreciated. Let your feelings be known that you require a deeper understanding than just the usual small talk. When friends show their sympathetic side you'll feel better.
● General: Right now it's your emotional nature that is going to be your driving force in life, but that needs to start changing. You need to think more with your brain and less with your heart. It isn't steering you wrong, but it could be sending you in circles. Think things through and get some alone time if you feel that you need it. Being practical might not feel very sexy, but it's definitely the intelligent way to go! Temptations soon disappear when you look at them with a critical eye.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: You may take staying in shape to a whole new level of commitment, but others around you may not. Preaching won't get them off the couch, so go out on your own.
● Finances: The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is true no matter how radically different your lifestyle seems now. If you want to know exactly which things are still there for you, block out the frivolous and focus on the ones that really matter.
● Love: Confusing behavior from a confidant may reveal a frenemy instead of a friend. When someone is pessimistic about your quest for love, they just deepen your own insecurities. Ditch the wet blanket and hang with more positive pals.
● General: You will be doing yourself a service by taking your time, today, especially in terms of any decisions you have to make. From what kind of coffee drink you want to order to what investment fund to buy into, you need to think things through! Your gut seldom lets you down, but your gut could be tied up in some distracting (albeit exciting) emotional stuff right now. So if you have doubts but you don't have time, get another opinion on the issue. Get help thinking things through.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Coworkers calling you isn't enough to get you into the office today, but social or private life problems are. If you've had enough of togetherness, head back to work.
● Finances: The entire world is all about money it seems, and that depresses you today. You're usually right in the mud pit with the best of them, but somehow you prefer intellectual or emotional matters over financial ones. Block out the rest of the world and indulge.
● Love: Extreme mood swings could be in your future if you don't learn to relax more. When your finger is permanently pushing down the panic button it's hard to discern the difference between a big deal and the small stuff. Get a grip!
● General: The past is coming back, not to haunt you -- but to thrill you! Whether it's an old flame coming back into town to see what you're up to, an old photo you find that stirs up some hilarious memories, or even just a song on the oldies station that reminds you of summer camp, your past is suddenly very present. This is a wonderful day to travel down memory lane and let yourself remember the person you used to be -- and of course, marvel at the person you have become.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Let your passion for travel dictate your plans. You don't need to take extra time off of work. You can have plenty of adventure on a long weekend.
● Finances: Oddly, relationship issues are affecting your finances in more than the obvious ways. Sure, spending on someone you love is in the equation, but it's deeper than that. Your view of yourself as a provider is being slowly erased. Look carefully at this while you can.
● Love: Today it would be wise to listen and then act. When you do the reverse, it tends to backfire. Give the words you hear some time to sink in. You'll have plenty of time to do something about it once you process the information.
● General: Running around at a frantic pace is not going to help you get more stuff done -- it will only give you stress and increase your blood pressure! Today, you need to move away from multi-tasking and just try to focus on one thing at a time. When you talk on the phone, just focus on talking and listening. Don't force yourself to deal with driving in heavy traffic and grocery shopping at the same time! Toward the end of the day you will start to finally find a nice rhythm.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Sometime today, fun will turn into obligation. You won't let yourself out of your responsibilities, but you may wish you could sneak off on your own, and rush ahead.
● Finances: Being a creature of habit has both its advantages and its disadvantages. If you can't stand when things change, that's a good indication that they should. Shake things up a bit just to get a new perspective.
● Love: It's a good day to let a friend know how much you care about them. Send flowers or take them out to dinner as thanks. Everyone likes to feel appreciated, so make it really count. Good pals are hard to come by.
● General: Try to make exploring with people from other cultures your new hobby today -- different beliefs and customs can offer you some fresh new ideas and inspire you to find a way around a problem that's been plaguing you. New ways of thinking and a foreign perspective will give your creativity a boost. They will give you the drive you've been lacking for a while now. It's an ideal day to step out of your comfort zone and into someone else's world.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: You have too many calories to burn to spend the day doing anything intellectual. It's physical or nothing, as far as you're concerned. Throw the idea out there. Responses will be good.
● Finances: Someone you connect with on an intellectual level has just as much fun with it as you do. Brainstorming has never been so satisfying -- or so profitable. You both are able to make ample hay.
● Love: Today you may feel a little depressed. It's only natural to find yourself down in the dumps. Snap out of this funk with the help of a friend who's great at making you laugh. You'll be smiling in no time.
● General: Try to avoid making any impulse buys right now -- especially on big ticket items. Throwing your money around without thinking it through, even if it's just to take a cab when you could walk the distance, could chip away at the careful balance you've been working so hard to achieve. Shift from using your credit cards to using cash to pay for things. That way, you'll always understand that you are giving something up every time you make a purchase.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: You'll be led along by others -- right into the mall. The last thing you should be doing is shopping. Impulse buys are a given once you get swept up by the crowd, so don't drown your budget just yet.
● Finances: Someone thinks you are open to their advice, but you are not. Even a parent or older relative would be out of bounds telling you what to do. A financial advisor is the only one whose opinions matter, besides your own.
● Love: Ideas can come from anywhere. Keep your eyes peeled for inspiration when dealing with a mental block. As everyone you know, including that hottie you've been crushing on, for their thoughts on how to solve a nagging problem.
● General: Even without trying, you are going to be a source of inspiration for someone today -- and they won't be shy about letting you know it! You might feel embarrassed at first by the fawning attention, but you'll get used to it eventually. Don't miss your chance to soak up the spotlight that they're shining on you! This is your time at center stage, and it won't last long. Enjoy it as much as you can, and believe in your heart that you deserve every single accolade you get.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: There's still plenty of happiness and goodwill spilling over from yesterday, not to mention leftovers. Get together a whole new group of friends to enjoy them.
● Finances: You're still in the exploratory stage. You can get plenty of valuable information by surreptitiously running your ideas past total strangers. Their input is worth money, as long as you keep things as anonymous and unidentifiable as possible.
● Love: An unusual request may leave you scratching your head today. Before you react, think about the surrounding circumstances that led you to this moment. You may be misinterpreting the suggestion.
● General: Are you being too idealistic about a new person in your life? If there's someone in your social group who everyone dislikes but you, then maybe you should give this person another, more objective review. Your tendency to only see the good side in people is charming and generous, but it's not always useful for keeping yourself protected against people who might not be healthy for your life goals. It's not about judging a person -- it's about judging behavior. Do not accept negative habits.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: Planning for the day took discipline, structure and more discipline. But it feels like it went by with lightening speed. It might come around but once a year, but leftovers come around aplenty. Enjoy the day after.
● Finances: You like to stick to the familiar and the routine. But going a little way out of your normal beaten path makes sense every now and then. You're likely to find a hidden gem where you least expect it.
● Love: Slow progress on a big dream may make you doubt success. Don't give into frustrating thoughts. Anything is possible with hard work, patience and faith.
● General: Your friends might know what is best for you right now, so listen to their feedback and follow their advice as closely as possible. Your pace may get you where you want to go faster, but it could also be leaving a few people behind. So slow down and spend more time with the people you care about. Make time to share a meal, a long phone conversation, or a short road trip to somewhere fun. Checking in with the people you like spending time with is what you need right now to stay grounded.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Your group of friends will be expanding, but maybe not as much as your waistline. Invite someone new over to enjoy a hearty meal. You can simply enjoy their company without doing any cooking.
● Finances: Throwing yourself at a project may be fun, but that's not the point of it. Making money is your ultimate goal, not expending energy. Take a step back, assess your progress, and come up with a more disciplined approach.
● Love: You may not be sure why certain things are happening, but that doesn't mean you can't change the outcome. Take an active interest in your future by making key decisions in what you do today.
● General: Why do you have to take the rules of someone who is in authority today at face value? Dissent is not only acceptable in this situation, it is wise -- if you have an issue with what they are decreeing, then step up to this person and say so. Of course, make sure you communicate in the most respectful and diplomatic way possible! Compromise is possible, and the act of standing up for what you think is a powerful way to make a great impression on influential people. They will respect it.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: You think the fun spirit bleeds into today. Your boss is going to have a different opinion. The only way to make the inevitable avoidable is to ignore the ringing phone.
● Finances: If you're not open to change, then it's not likely to find you. But that rule only applies to positive change. The negative variety can sniff you out no matter where you try to hide. Doesn't it make more sense to be open?
● Love: Confide in your friends about humiliating dating stories to give them perspective on their own mishaps. Even though you'd rather not rehash mortifying moments, you may be helping them get over their insecurities.