● General: Today will be all about feeding your brain, and you should waste no time exploring topics and people you don't know very well. If a conversation drifts toward foreign ideas or weird sports, try to keep up with it. Even if you're not exactly sure what everyone else is talking about you still can offer some input -- even if it's just to say that you need them to explain things to you! The brain is a muscle, and yours is capable of getting a body-builder's physique.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: When you can see colleagues in need of help, don't just sit there doing as little as possible. Yes, you can blend into the foliage, or you can stand out and offer help. Choose the latter.
● Finances: Don't fret if you thought you'd have a castle filled with material possessions by now. Nothing in life works out the way you imagine, especially finances and love. Being agreeable and having perseverance happen to work well in both arenas, and you don't even have to be Prince or Princess Charming.
● Love: Something fun is brewing on the home front. Whether your housemates are planning a soiree or you're involved in the block party committee, expect a new level of excitement. Plus, the hotties will be out in full force -- don't be surprised if you run into that neighbor of interest. Now's the time to chat it up.
● General: Take the time today to think about your friends. When was the last time you checked in with everybody and found out what is new in their life? Your friendships require effort to stay healthy, so make some dates with your favorite people for lunch, coffee, brunch, or maybe just a walk around the block. Impromptu socializing just isn't realistic sometimes, so plan ahead and show them that you want to make room in your life for them. They'll love to hear from you.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: You're not feeling very compassionate. In fact, you're too busy feeling sorry for yourself to care about anyone else. You'll feel a lot happier if you let your better side be dragged out, even if it comes kicking and screaming.
● Finances: You are feeling good and for no apparent reason. Nothing about any of your statements would indicate the kind of mood you're in. But one obviously doesn't relate to another or you'd be in a much different state of mind. Enjoy it while it lasts and don't think twice about your finances.
● Love: Your stubbornness drives people insane most of the time, but today, they'll appreciate it when you push back. You know what's right for you -- even if everyone else thinks they're the boss of you. Ha! Your sneaking suspicions turn out to be dead on!
● General: The friendships you have right now could be the friendships that you are going to have for the rest of your life -- are you taking good enough care of them? These people not only need your time, they need your wise advice, now and then. So when that little voice inside your head is telling you that one of your friends is in need, you should follow its instruction. Don't be afraid to reach out and see if someone you care about needs your help. They aren't going to come to you on their own.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: It's your career and nobody but you is responsible for its path. Don't sit at your desk dreaming of change and challenges. Do what you have to in order to make them happen.
● Finances: The busybodies are out in full force. Everybody wants to know your financial status and they're not too ashamed to ask. Now's the time to feign qualities of deep focus instead of hearing them. You can get lost in thought in an instant and no amount of hand clapping can bring you back down to earth.
● Love: Get ready for some ups and downs today. Probably best to have a friend on AIM to soften any unexpected challenges (like a moody boss) in your day. Ultimately you'll make it through the day in flying colors!
● General: Friction with authority figures is never fun, but today you shouldn't compromise what you believe just for the sake of not making someone else uncomfortable. It's time to stick to your guns. Don't back down, no matter how intense the peer pressure may be. As long as you don't force anyone to agree with you, they will respect you for having conviction -- and they could reward you for it some day. You respect the views that other people hold, and they need to respect yours.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: You'll have a hard time explaining that misty look. You can spend the day daydreaming, but make sure you turn on your intuition first. You'll want to snap to attention the moment you get that tingling feeling.
● Finances: You finally have time to socialize, but none of the emotional energy to do it. Even a dinner party doesn't tempt you. You'd rather just have take-out in front of the TV. Spending time at home with family isn't such a crazy idea after all. It's the cheapest form of therapy available to you.
● Love: You're so focused on the serious things in life the fun (and the hotties) are passing you by. This newfound work ethic is fantastic, but just like anything, you take it too far. Put down the cell phone and turn off the computer. Nothing a good night on the town can't solve.
● General: Today will see a number of significant shifts in the balance between your personal life and your public life. You woke up this morning pretty sure of where you wanted to devote most of your energy now, but as this day continues to unfold, you will learn a few things that might sway your opinion in other ways. In order to make sure that you get what you want, you will have to give this thing some more time. Consult a close friend and see what they think.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: You should have learned your lesson by now, and yet you're still tempted by anything that glitters. Your instinct should be letting you know if you're putting the fool in fool's gold. Listen up.
● Finances: Today you have no career to worry about, no boss breathing down your neck, and almost no right or wrong to deal with. Almost. You still have one sticky issue to put to bed, but you have all you need to figure it out once and for all. The less money is involved, the easier the decision will be.
● Love: Watch out for the small things right now -- you have a tendency to nickel and dime yourself. Twenty dollars here, five there, until suddenly, you're wondering why the rent money went. If you can make dinner and coffee at home, do it. You can't afford the luxury.
● General: Are you ready to take on a more involved role at work? A huge opportunity is coming, and you need to make sure that you know what your answer will be before it's offered. So take time to evaluate the situation thoroughly. If you take on a higher profile, will it create problems with coworkers? And does that even matter? At a certain point, you have to choose advancement over popularity. Before the end of the day, you will have a clearer idea whether or not that time has arrived.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: It's hard to take on big projects in the state you're in. You're confused by the smallest details. Take the day to clear your head, or getting anywhere will be just unimaginable.
● Finances: You don't have to look at things from a distance to see your life from a different perspective. You don't even have to spend any more money than usual. Something as pedestrian as eating in a diner is as exotic to you as foreign travel. The blue plate special has never been so fascinating, or so satisfying.
● Love: Romance is looking bad all around today. Consider putting off those big talks and hot dates until the momentum rolls around in your favor. Luckily this astrological venom doesn't apply to every aspect of your life -- that's why it's a great time to catch up on loose ends or spend time with pals.
● General: When something is troubling you, it can be helpful to try to keep yourself so distracted that you don't have to deal with it, but this is at best a short term solution. For the long term, you eventually have to face up to whatever the issue is -- and frankly, the sooner you do it the better. So if you've been putting off dealing with something that's awful, have faith that you can make it great! Reality is never as awful as you fear it will be, especially when you are thinking positively.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Flexibility is a good quality, but with as much as you have on the go, you can only be stretched so far. Do what you can, while you can. Keep your head down and prepare to be snapped in another direction.
● Finances: Sometimes food represents all the comforts of home, and nothing else will hit the spot. There is no such thing as indulging too much when all of your choices are both healthy and delicious. Saying a meal is worth its weight in gold is going a bit too far, but it's definitely worth the money. Let yourself enjoy it.
● Love: Lately, talking to just about anyone seems like a chore. Your quips and gestures are taken totally out of context -- no wonder you've been snarky with everyone! Things get easy soon, very soon, when suddenly, you're able to chat it up with your most bitter rival!
● General: You may not realize it, but you have just about reached a goal you've been fighting to achieve for a while. So slow down today and take a look at where you are, right now. Is this your destination? It might not look quite the way you expected it to look, but maybe that's a good sign. Reality seldom matches expectations -- but sometimes it's even better! It means that there is still a mystery to explore. Your life is not nearly as boring as you think!
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Don't ask. Just what's expected of you is as big a mystery to your boss as it is to you. Pretending to be working on something important is one of your hidden talents, so take it out and brush it off.
● Finances: You are as reckless as ever. Luckily your impulsiveness won't put a serious dent in your finances or hurt your relationships, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't learn some restraint. If nothing else, it will help you control your temper. Banish impatience while you still can.
● Love: You're not gonna meet anyone new, sitting around the TV. So, it's a great time to plan out your next vacation -- do it way in advance to snag the best deals. And just go for it. Try eco-tourism or run with the bulls. Live it up! You're single and ready for an adventure!
● General: You are getting back into the mood for socializing and meeting lots of new people -- and this is a very good time to expand your horizons! Step out of your normal social circle and see what's going on. People have connections that could be helpful for you, you just aren't aware of them yet. So ask questions and don't be shy. Getting to know new people isn't just good for your social life or your love life -- it can be very good for your career, as well.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: If you've been misplacing things, then give yourself a system for the day. The last thing you want to do is lose something important today. Too much rests on being organized.
● Finances: You love nothing more than thinking about the grand scheme of things. The big picture is alluring, but the small details of real life don't add up to it just yet. If you want to eventually get to the end of the rainbow and collect your pot of gold, then there are some small, dull details you are forced to deal with. Don't put them off another day.
● Love: You're vulnerable to hooking up with controlling people -- wolves in sheep's clothing. They appear affable, but give 'em an inch and they're suddenly telling you what to wear and who to see. Listen to their words. If you pick up on the red flags, the problem is solved.
● General: It might feel like your emotions are taking over your entire life right now, but maybe that's not such a bad thing. If you feel tears welling or a giggle coming up from your belly, don't try to fight it. Just let it go and let yourself feel whatever you feel right now -- it's the only way to move through it. And don't worry if these feelings seem to be putting you in a grumpy or introspective mood. You are an imperfect human and it is a healthy thing to process all your feelings.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: When colleagues need assistance, you're always more than glad to help. Don't be an easy mark today. You'll know intuitively when to ignore a request and focus on your own work instead.
● Finances: You are ever faithful and conscientious. But even you deserve to be let off the hook every once in a while. As long as you don't break the bank, you can let yourself blow off some steam and blow a bit of money in the process. With a bit of creativity, you won't stray too far outside your budget.
● Love: Take a deep breath and sit back -- avoid an immediate reaction. A nasty situation, perhaps with a former lover, will test your patience and composure today. Remember -- this person's deliberately trying to dig into your craw. Don't let emotional toxicity poison a perfectly good day.
● General: Look back at the recent events that just caused a stir in your group, and you will begin to notice some patterns. Someone has been consistently unreliable or unpredictable, and you need to point that out today -- either to them or to someone who holds power over them. This is not tattling, this is problem solving, so don't hesitate to share what you have noticed. It's time for you to separate yourself a little bit from the people who are doing things in a way you don't approve of.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Putting yourself first is the only way to get over the hump. It can be work-related or it can be as personal as a long lunch. Let yourself be sidetracked in whatever way works for you.
● Finances: Old relatives bored you when you were young, but now you wish you had learned their secrets, at least their financial secrets. You discover one without even trying today. It's little more than a peculiar feeling. There's no way to verify it, but you have a strong hunch that you're onto something, and it's profitable.
● Love: If you're using social networking sites to find dates, be smart. Consider keeping one for your personal life and the other for business. No need to mix your two worlds -- things could just get too muddy that way. What you do outside the confines of the office is your business.
● General: You are chock full of energy and positive ideas right now. Nevertheless, today is not the ideal time to start a big new project or plan any major travel. So put away those travel brochures and postpone launching that new endeavor. Right now, it's a better idea for you to take things slowly. Stick close to home base. If you're worried you'll be bored, don't be! There is enough going on today to help you make use of all the good vibes you've got going on.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: You need a high energy day to make it to the second half of the week. If you just don't have that kind of stamina, fake some. Looking motivated goes a long way toward getting you where you want to be.
● Finances: You're on the receiving end of poetry from the universe -- the real kind, not the financial kind. Beautiful words make you want to swoon even more than money does for a change. Cap it all off with a good dinner and you have poetry in motion. Enjoy.
● Love: In the dating world, you're the go-getter, the trailblazer -- that's what makes you so darn attractive! No surprise, it's up to you to inspire all the decisions, everything from what time you go to where you'll eat. Your assertiveness is a welcome change from all the wet rags out there.