● General: Your task right now is to be aware of your own potential and figure out ways to achieve it. If you hear the word 'can't,' think of it as a suggestion -- one that you're free to ignore. Most importantly, set yourself small, realistic goals instead of trying to learn Italian in one day, for example, why not sign up for one class instead? That way you won't get discouraged, and your success will be much more probable.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: Your work may not be getting the recognition it deserves at the moment. Sure, it's frustrating, but there's no need to toot your own horn -- keep plugging away, and you'll soon get all kinds of props.
● Finances: Achieving your goals is that much harder solo than it is working with the right people. If the group you want to work with isn't already out there, then form one yourself. Finding like-minded people should be easy.
● Love: Fate gives you a helping hand by making you slow it down -- way down -- right now. Stuck in the middle with someone very, very appealing -- that's exactly where you are, and it's not such a bad spot to be in, frankly.
● General: Go ahead and go all the way. What's the point of putting in half your effort when you know you're capable of so much more than this? If you have the ability and the stamina to pour into this project or relationship, there's no use in holding back. After all, you get out of this life what you put into it. So in order to get the best, you know exactly what it is that you have to do. Get started.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: If travel is on your agenda, the work you do on the road can surpass everyone's expectations -- even your own. If you're at the home office, plans you make over the next week for a future trip are definitely favored.
● Finances: You're normally fairly conservative with your money but today you have an outrageous streak. As long as you don't invest too heavily or foolishly, you should be able to indulge it without risking too much damage. Enjoy.
● Love: Sometimes travel makes you fall in love with long distances -- or it could actually spark a romance in the least likely of places. Either way, you'll discover something (or someone) that puts some pep in your step.
● General: Details -- pay attention to them. Right now, all your focus needs to be concentrated on the nitty-gritty to make sure the big picture gels just the way it should. If you're feeling a little overwhelmed, go ahead and call in the reinforcements -- friends, a family member, even a coworker with some free time. They can point out anything you might have missed.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: You may be tempted to slack off over the next few days, but you'll regret it later. Minimize distractions, and get a few things off your plate -- and if you're confused about something, ask questions instead of faking it.
● Finances: You are financially challenged but that shouldn't stop you from doing what you want to do. People who could help you are more open to influence than you realize. Give yourself some credit and others will follow suit.
● Love: Appreciate all that's happened before and you'll be in an even better position to recognize real love when it lands in your lap. That means taking a more impersonal and big-picture stance about your own life.
● General: It's funny how much will work out well when you assume that things will be fine, and how things can go terribly wrong when you assume that. Self-fulfilling prophecies can be thwarted when you're aware of exactly how you're setting your plans in motion. This isn't to say that blind optimism is the way to go in this situation -- you should definitely cover your bases while you can. While you're doing that, however, you should also expect the best. What have you got to lose?
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Carpe diem. Outcomes depend on your attitude and approach over the next week, so don't hesitate to get right in there and start working your magic. Hint: Being extra observant helps you find hidden factors.
● Finances: Everyone has their own ideas about what to do with your money. With all the squabbling, keeping it under your mattress is looking like more and more of an option. All joking aside, watch for ulterior motives while the options are being hashed out.
● Love: You could give a power plant a run for its money. High energy and exciting activities are on the astrological menu today, so get out there and sample everything you can. A certain someone likes your moxie.
● General: Whether you have a high-stakes interview, a first date or just an evening with the family, you'll want to take the time necessary to make a good impression. You know you have what it takes, and you know the people around you know that, but a little extra effort to remind them won't hurt. So go ahead -- put on your best outfit, prepare yourself for some interesting conversations, and remember to listen!
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: You may know it all, but that doesn't mean you have to show it. Share your knowledge on a need-to-know basis instead of unloading it like a sermon -- and keep a key piece to yourself for great timing later.
● Finances: You've had your fist closed so tightly on your money you've lost all feeling in it. When you finally crack it open, you'll be sadly surprised by how little you've actually been clinging to. Once the shock dies down, you should feel relieved to be free of your guard duties.
● Love: Jumping into love feetfirst has always seemed like a little bit of a cop-out to you. You know that the only way to go is to dive, headfirst. Your emotional bravery leads you to unexpected and rich discoveries.
● General: Act fast -- this offer is good for a limited time only! Everything you do right now comes up roses -- think the Midas touch, but multiplied to the nth power. So if there are any big changes you want to implement or some grand plans that need just the right touch to get them going in style, now is the moment. Your wagon is hitched to some pretty high-powered celestial escorts -- wherever you want to go is up to you.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: You're in a unique position to rethink your goals -- and reposition yourself to make them not just a possibility, but an inevitability. Hint: Use your imagination to its furthest possible limits to get started.
● Finances: Standard operating procedure is out the window. Your regular way of handling things just won't help today. For once, throwing money at a problem not only works, it's the only real option. Start collecting it.
● Love: Restlessness inspires feelings of wanderlust. If you can't get away right this minute, try visiting a travel bookstore or the guidebook section of the library instead. You never know whom you might meet in the aisles.
● General: Whatever you do, don't lose your cool. If necessary, find the nearest freezer and stick your head in it. At times like these, it's paramount that you manage to keep a sense of perspective and keep your temper on simmer rather than boil. So, yes, someone or something might be pushing it as far as you're concerned, but you don't have to make the situation worse. Whether the issue involves work, romance or even just sitting in traffic, take the moral high ground.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Prepare a clear, detailed case, and present it persuasively. You might bridle at a limit your boss or your employer is placing on you now, but a reasoned response is better than an empty protest.
● Finances: You're more in the mood for fun and good times than hard work, but you don't have much choice in the matter. You can make your work more fun by getting a better attitude, though. Make that your first agenda item.
● Love: A simultaneous inspiration strikes you and a love interest. Why not see if two heads are truly better than one and work on this idea together? It's a great testing ground to see how compatible you are in other areas too.
● General: You've already laid the foundations. Now it's time to start building on that -- and the sky's the limit, especially when you really put your focus and attention on this project. It's also an auspicious time to ask for any help that you might need. As a matter of fact, your communication skills with all people are sharp as a tack right now.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Catch your boss at the right moment next week, and you just might get the green light you've been hoping for now. After all, you have all your angles covered -- and maybe one more key fact to tip the balance.
● Finances: Conflicts dog you today. Your best chance of avoiding them is to appease others, who are more stubborn than you are for a change. Don't throw your money out the window for the sake of keeping the peace, but do give some ground.
● Love: There's more support out there for you and your quest for love than you would have believed. The trick is to open up when you need help. Your friends and family want to be there for you. Give them the chance.
● General: Sit up straight. Speak politely. Chew your food well. Always take a sweater with you. Treat other people as you would like to be treated. So, any of this sound familiar? It's your mom's advice, and, yep, she's right. While it might be tempting to roll your eyes, the stars are giving you pretty much the same practical advice. And on that note, here's more: Don't make that face, or it'll freeze that way!
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Colleagues wouldn't usually describe you as fiscally conservative, but you may be coming down on the side of taking it slow and minimizing financial risk now. Get detailed about your numbers and reasoning over the coming days.
● Finances: Connections are made easily today, with people and with money. You're not the type to use a situation to your advantage but you might as well make the most of this phase. The rest will fall into place naturally.
● Love: The stars give you the clarity and understanding to get new insights into your love life. If you want to get off to a good start, now's your chance. Pay attention to your intentions when it comes to relationships.
● General: There you go again, doing more and more. Multitasking was made for always-on-the-go types like yourself. You're someone who believes firmly that virtue is its own reward. Your virtue, however, will be rewarded, although you may not see the results of it immediately. That's fine with you, though -- you take so much pleasure in the work that the rewards are almost immaterial.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: Expect a pat on the back or even a special perk or bonus sometime next week. No need to overdo the gratitude when a simple 'thanks' will do -- and you can parlay it into a conversation about your future path (or compensation!).
● Finances: Money needs to be handled differently. You don't need to shake things up, exactly, but you do need to make a few changes here and there. Tweaking the system never hurts, and today it's a must.
● Love: You can't win 'em all, but in this case, you still came out ahead. After all, even if the love connection didn't quite sizzle, you managed to meet an interesting group of potential friends who know lots of cuties.
● General: There's an old saying that insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different result every time. Is there anything in your life that continually doesn't come up the way it should, and yet you keep going through the same motions? It's nice to live in hope, but at this point you may need to examine some of the deeper motivations behind your actions. In that way, you can change them.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Don't jump into the fray until you're sure you understand what the conflict is about. There's likely more there than meets the eye -- personality conflicts or long-standing feuds. Beware.
● Finances: You feel like a kid again. You're suddenly filled with ambition and excitement. Don't ask why your blahs have been lifted. Just make hay while the sun shines. There's plenty of both.
● Love: Glassblowing, smelting, Attic Greek -- the more unusual the topic, the better. You have a real thirst for knowledge. Sign up for a class or find the expert in the field. You could just be looking at your next romance.
● General: After all your recent butt-kicking, it's time for you to do something lovely and relaxing. Get outside and go for a nice walk. Take a yoga class. Better yet, go for a gentle swim. Pay attention to your body and give it what it needs today. You'll get back to more empire building and butt-kicking later, but for now it's important that you remember to take a rest.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Cultivate some valuable new connections in the coming week with higher-ups, if at all possible. A funny remark or intriguing question shows your smarts and lays the groundwork for a fruitful friendship.
● Finances: Focusing on one issue at a time is your best chance of getting anything accomplished today. If you let too many thoughts swirl around at once, you'll only thwart your best intentions. Don't let yourself get greedy.
● Love: Acceptance is a gift, and it's one that the universe gives freely. Now it's your turn to pass it on. Take yourself as you are, and a potential romance exactly as he or she is. Suddenly, relating becomes a whole lot easier.