● General: If you feel like slowing down today, then do it! Who cares if people are pushing you to meet a deadline? You'll be amazed at how much extra time you can buy yourself simply by asking for it. People want to help you out more than they want you to comply. Don't rush ahead when you really want to take your time. You'll not only end up creating a sub-par product, but you won't enjoy the process. It's not about the destination this time; it is all about the journey.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: You don't have to close the deal today, so don't rush a customer or client into making a decision. Creating a strong connection is just as important.
● Finances: You're feeling very selfish -- but it's based on love. There is something or someone you just can't get enough of. Make sure that the way you pull strings to get your way is fair for everyone. You may not mind spending any amount of money to get whatever your heart desires, but you should regard the object of your desires instead.
● Love: Give your love karma a boost by putting somebody else first, whether it's a friend, a coworker, your mom... Every little thing you do comes back to you, so set the goodness in motion.
● General: Mutual respect may feel like a dying art today when you are forced to deal with someone who uses arrogance to get their way. Luckily, the encounter will be fairly brief. You can try to teach them a lesson if you really want to, but it might be much more amusing if you just let them behave the way they want to and just walk away, laughing. You cannot be responsible for the behavior of other people, so do not let yourself get caught up in it.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Confidence is everything, especially now. Keep it positive and everyone will come out ahead in this deal. Fortunately, you aren't one to buckle under pressure.
● Finances: Your whole routine is as dull as dirt and as dry as the desert. You could use something exciting for a change. Don't settle for a mirage, either. An oasis is up ahead, but you don't even want to wait for that. Use a Hollywood set as your inspiration and start building the scenery you need.
● Love: Get some good energy going -- take a walk and smile at strangers, or send a funny email to someone sweet. It only takes a small effort to break out of your usual routine right now -- and break into something fabulous.
● General: Time is on your side. No matter how many errands you have to run today, you have lots more flexibility with your time than you think. Wiggle room abounds! Make sure you don't box yourself in and cut off any new opportunities because you're afraid you won't have the time. If you rearrange one or two things, you probably do have the time. Push yourself to take on a little bit more than you normally would -- you're underestimating your ability to juggle.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: Interrogate yourself. Examine what you want. Then figure out a realistic plan to get there. Sometimes setting goals is just as important as achieving them.
● Finances: You're smart enough to figure your way out of a financial mess and then some. The 'then some' is the part that makes it all fun. That's what really makes life worthwhile anyway, not the money. Where others would be overwhelmed, you are ready to take on a challenge. Enjoy.
● Love: You may be tempted to bite off more than you can chew when it comes to love right now. Sure, keep your options open -- but don't over commit, or you'll just end up confused and weary of it all.
● General: Just because you've been close to someone for years doesn't mean you know them inside and out. These still waters run deep, and there are new depths you'll catch a glimpse of today. They'll impress you and serve as an inspiration with an unexpected act. You might never fully understand who they are -- but instead of being sad, this realization is somewhat exciting. Why not cultivate your own skills in a new endeavor? It's the perfect day to pick up a new hobby that will surprise people.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Let others set the pace for a change. Slow down a little or you're sure to lose steam in the home stretch. Even leaders have to know how to follow.
● Finances: All finance is really about the home. Why else would anyone bother with the endless pursuit of money? There aren't rich homeless out there. Focus on making yours a blissful place to be, and spending money won't get you to that point. It takes spending some emotional currency, and you have plenty to spare.
● Love: This may be one of those days when you look at (or hear about, at great length) the relationships around you and thank your lucky stars to be deliciously single. Celebrate by doing exactly what you want!
● General: The pendulum swings in the other direction of your life when new information, which makes you rethink your most fervent beliefs, comes to light. If you are usually conservative with money, today you'll suddenly be itching to buy something totally unnecessary and frivolous. Or, if you love shopping your brains out, you'll think about pinching pennies and saving dimes. Whichever direction you move in, take it slowly until you get comfortable.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: People will help you in entirely unexpected ways. Sometimes success is as simple as knowing the right people. Don't stop knocking on doors and making connections.
● Finances: Let others pick up the tab for a change. You'll find out soon enough who is along for the ride and who is along for the good company -- yours. There's nothing quite as satisfying as separating the wheat from the chaff and having fun all in one fell swoop.
● Love: Are you sweet and light like jelly, or savory and substantial like peanut butter? However you're feeling, making a good combo with a person of complimentary substance is unusually easy now.
● General: If you are stuck in planning mode today, make it a group affair. Getting a consensus about dates, locations and agenda items will make everyone feel a part of the bigger picture -- and it will set a much more positive tone for your upcoming event. Other people will be able to suggest things that you hadn't considered before -- and they will also think to include all the small details that make a big impression. There's no question that a group effort is the best effort.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: It may be time for a reassessment of your current job description if you feel as if you're running in place. No, that doesn't mean it's time to move on -- but there's always room for improvement.
● Finances: Some days you want to spend money frivolously, but on other days you only open your wallet for something meaningful. It's one of those days. The downside is that, although you don't spend much, you're left with an empty, dissatisfied feeling that there's not much of importance to be bought. This bit of wisdom is worth more than gold.
● Love: Time to rethink that one thing you said you'd never do in the pursuit of romance. If online dating is off-limits, or asking someone out is on your list of no-no's, well, perhaps you should give exactly that a whirl.
● General: A nagging issue at work or at school deserves all your attention today -- even if you would rather be hanging out with your friends or online. This problem involves some time-sensitive elements that could create more drama if they are left unchecked -- so don't put off dealing with it until tomorrow! You've been procrastinating too often recently, and while it hasn't created any problems, it could. Get the job done -- and then you can goof off.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Take a deep breath before reacting and you'll be much less likely to say something you'll regret later. Don't blow little problems out of proportion today.
● Finances: You can see the obvious allure of a diamond but you can also appreciate the beauty of a rhinestone. Not everyone can ignore the magnetic pull of money the way you can. That's because you either have plenty of it or have learned that happiness cannot be bought or sold, not to mention true beauty. Your inner wisdom gets your attention from others.
● Love: Ready, set, flirt! Get online and email a few new cuties from a personal or social networking site, and don't forget to give your everyday crushes a little extra love. It feels good to make others feel good.
● General: Public information is suddenly going private right now. Secrets abound, and everyone is shutting doors and talking in whispers. But put a lid on your paranoia -- this is not a development you should worry about just yet. In fact, it could signal some good news for you soon, so just wait things out and try not to worry too much in the meantime. The big issues are totally under control, and you're on a positive path -- albeit with a few bumps along the way.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Your willingness to go the extra mile is admirable, but don't let others take advantage of your flexibility. And if you're feeling overburdened, make sure someone higher up knows about it.
● Finances: Those who make the hard decisions get the big bucks. You're being called in to swing an ax and you don't find it a pleasant experience. Don't just passively do as you're told. It's worth the money to retain your dignity and that of those around you. Look into cutting corners instead.
● Love: Do you love them, or do you love them not? You can pluck the petals off a flower to find out, or you can make a list of their pros and cons with a friend. The latter's bound to be more fun -- and funnier.
● General: Today, any dramas that pop up should be fairly insignificant, although that doesn't mean they won't be annoying. And you must take them seriously. If you shoo them away like you'd swat at a fly, they'll just keep coming back to drive you crazy. What you need is a thorough solution to any problem that pops up. Do not do anything halfway, or else it will only come back to bite you. Putting bandages on something that requires open-heart surgery won't save you any time.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: You know what you need to get done. So don't wait around for coworkers who lag behind -- let them catch up on their own time.
● Finances: When it comes to moving your money around, the more time you put into the research and preparations, the better off you'll be. Just about the only things that pay off spur of the moment are fun and laughter with friends and family. You already know that money is nothing like either, so dig in for the hard work.
● Love: Express your romantic hopes and wishes now, whether you're scribbling them in your journal, outlining them to a friend or alerting a certain someone. Once you do, you're that much closer to attaining them.
● General: Buying things to make yourself feel better might provide temporary fulfillment, but whatever you're trying to distract yourself from isn't going away any time soon! You can't sacrifice your bank account in an attempt to give yourself retail therapy. Instead, focus on being grounded in reality. Face whatever (or whomever) you are trying to avoid. Until you do this, you will never find the peace of mind you deserve. You are not the bad guy (or gal) here.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: The stress is starting to get to you. Turn off the phone and the computer, and focus on what's really important: your own well-being. Time to take a few moments to rest and unwind.
● Finances: If your money just isn't growing, then maybe you need to put it in the right culture. If conditions aren't just right, all the energy you focus on it will just be wasted. Consider yourself a scientist and put on your lab coat. The right medium for growing your green is crucial.
● Love: You could focus a lot of energy on your love life at the moment, but would it be productive energy or more along the lines of spinning your mental wheels? Know when to let things sort themselves out for a bit.
● General: Your keen observation skills are on fire today, so pay attention when they tell you that what you're seeing isn't quite on the up and up. You need to be careful who you deal with today, and trust only the people who have proven themselves to be trustworthy already. Everyone else might have a different agenda, one that doesn't bode well for your plans. Try not to get too paranoid, but just remember that it's wiser to be safe than sorry.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: The needs of the group are still paramount, so keep them front and center. It's one thing to be a star player, but don't forget, you're still a member of the team.
● Finances: You're sick of making money the same old way. The entire process has lost its allure. But on the other hand, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Try to come up with ways to add to what's already working instead of ditching it altogether. Or use that dependable stream of income to fund more exciting ventures.
● Love: You may meet your utter opposite and assume there's no possibility of a love connection, but give it a chance and see what develops. They might even have a friend who's perfect for you -- opposites do sometimes attract.
● General: Someone whose opinion you value will give you feedback today that leaves you feeling confused. You are always prepared to hear the truth from them, but the truth might not come in such a diplomatic package this time. They could react in a way that is too critical for you, although their intent is to help you. Try not to take this personally. Accept it at face value and don't blame them for speaking candidly -- it's a compliment.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: The other party is more than willing to accommodate -- take advantage of this opportunity. You've rarely been in a better position for negotiating than you are right now.
● Finances: You feel like the baby that's been tossed out with the bath water. Don't waste too much time crying like one, though. Pick yourself up and dry yourself off and get started on your search for balance. Money, of course, is your priority, but be sure you focus on other things that are not as pressing but matter just as much.
● Love: Partnerships or potential ones are liable to run into a little difficulty right now. If you're entertaining the idea of becoming a duo with a certain someone, think it over more rather than actively pursuing it.