● General: Self-distraction is a technique that people often use to avoid dealing with real problems in their lives -- and that's not necessarily a bad thing. From time to time, it's perfectly fine to keep yourself busy shopping for the perfect pair of flip-flops so that you don't have to clean out the garage. But today, that one problem you've been avoiding so successfully for so long needs to be addressed. It's time to tackle this thing with all your might!
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: If damage control is required today, you'll come out of it actually looking better than before. There's no one better than you when it comes to interfacing with clients and customers or handling PR now.
● Finances: You love being the first one -- to try a new product, wear a new hairstyle, or use a new phrase. But when it comes to investing your money, it pays to let others be the pioneers. Ride on their coattails instead.
● Love: Use positive energy towards others when trying to turn a mood around. Instead of focusing on your own problems, sometimes it's easier to help others in need first. You could end up finding solutions in unlikely places.
● General: Futuristic thinking is all around you today, and your friends and coworkers seem to think only about what is going to happen, not about what is happening now. You, on the other hand, are focused on living each moment as it comes -- which is definitely to your advantage. Because when an unexpected complication arises this afternoon, you will be the person who recognizes it first, so you'll be the one who can save the day. Expect some major gratitude.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: There's a better deal to be had if you just shop around a bit more. Think twice before issuing a purchase order for expensive equipment or sinking your own money into an investment now.
● Finances: Money is burning a hole in your pocket. You're ready to rush out to the marketplace and throw your cash at the first vendor you see. Calm down. Spending money in a hurry is about as satisfying as it is sensible.
● Love: It's a good time to implement an idea that might be considered slightly wacky. Tackling a problem from left-of-center could be exactly what you need to find a creative solution. Someone you want to impress will notice your creativity.
● General: Right now, simple misunderstandings may create some complicated situations -- that make waves in your professional life. That's why it's more important than ever to be extra careful about what you say, and to whom you say it. Double-check those emails before sending them, and think twice before writing a text message about something that really requires a conversation. Your abbreviations might make sense to you, but they won't make sense to everyone.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: Bring that latest, greatest idea to your boss (flesh it out with stats and action items first), and get some recognition. It's not just your attitude that determines your altitude now -- it's also your initiative.
● Finances: Everyone is giving you financial advice today, and the strange thing is, you can't remember asking for any. Be polite and pretend you're all ears. This, too, shall pass.
● Love: Focus on creative ideas today instead of dismissing new concepts. When you give into your artistic side it can positively influence all areas of your life -- career, friendship, and love. Be open to wacky and off-kilter activities.
● General: You will be full of good, positive energy today, and you should be prepared to use it! From cheering up friends who are down in the dumps to pumping up your team for a competition, your voice will be the one that motivates and gives people hope today. This is a great day to visit a sick loved one, check in on an older relative, or spend some time volunteering. The feeling of warmth inside of you will grow stronger as you share it with others.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: It'll be nearly impossible to keep from speaking your mind in a way that doesn't dent a few sensitive egos, so be ready to do a little damage control. No need to backpedal; just point out the positives as well.
● Finances: You're coming up with some real zingers. Unfortunately, you can shoot yourself in the foot as quickly as you can make someone laugh today. Take it easy. Put a lock on your tongue or risk losing more than your money.
● Love: You have a strong intuition, so don't ignore it! If your instincts are telling you someone just isn't right for you, then follow that feeling. Sometimes it's best to go with your gut instead of your heart.
● General: Of course, you can't live your entire life without taking any risks, but you can certainly choose when to take them. For example, the stars say that today is not a good time to take part in any aggressive financial dealings with other people. So skip any type of group purchase or combined investment -- you should even take a pass on silly office pools. Money can make people very touchy and defensive, and it's not worth risking the disaster of things going south.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Sign up for a class, read up on the latest developments in your field or get a coworker to teach you a pertinent new skill. It's time for some professional development -- otherwise, you'll be losing interest fast.
● Finances: You're having a good time today, no matter what life throws at you. From paying the bills to eating humble pie, life is just a big playground for your enjoyment. Others wonder where you get your good attitude, and the truth is, so do you.
● Love: Show off your creative talents today. Offer to sketch portraits of pals, or cook someone new a romantic dinner. Write a song about how you're feeling right now, or take artistic photos of your pet. Give into your artistic side.
● General: It's admirable that you want to get a lot done today, but are you sure that you're not putting way too much pressure on yourself? Unreasonable deadlines and heightened expectations are a tough combination for anyone to grapple with -- even a superstar like you! The people around you are moving at their own (somewhat slower) pace, and they're doing just fine -- you need to follow their example. Pushing yourself and pushing other people to keep up is a lose-lose proposition.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: You may be annoyed today, but practice smart office politics. Set your boundaries and claim your resources early in the day. Time may be siphoned off by unexpected rush jobs or emergencies. Don't panic -- it'll all work out in the end.
● Finances: Steer clear of someone especially combative today. You have no interest in a knockdown, drag-out fight. Money issues are particularly touchy subjects, so avoid those particular triggers at all cost.
● Love: Everything's mutable including that nagging voice in your head. When pursuing a new relationship the last thing you want to do is give into self-doubt. Don't be your own worst enemy. Ignore the negative worrying and believe in your heart.
● General: People are willing to be much more flexible than you have been giving them credit for. Are you expecting the worst from a few people? Well, do not hesitate to ask others to cooperate with you today, especially if you think they are not going to -- because you'll get a nice surprise when they say that they will! It will be easy to make this a calm and organized day, because you'll have smiling friends and peers waiting to help you out.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Show appreciation and give credit where it's due. It's all about work relationships now. Evaluate yours and spend some time cultivating the important ones. When it comes down to it, all you have are your alliances.
● Finances: Ah, you finally have a chance to focus on the relationships you've neglected all week. Bills can wait because you are all about the people in your life today. Not just romantic ones, either. From the love of your life to the paperboy, people fascinate.
● Love: Appreciate the smaller things in life today. Make a point to walk slower and taken in all your surroundings. Admire your friends for their often unnoticed gestures of kindness. Tell your family how much they mean to you. Don't let a moment pass where you don't thank your lucky stars.
● General: If you haven't been able to get that certain person's attention, start using your imagination! There are no rules about how to engage with someone who makes you feel this way -- the door is wide open to many possibilities. So think of something unusual that will get their attention in a disarming way. Be prepared to make yourself look silly in an effort to make them notice you. By showing that you have a sense of humor about yourself, you'll engender fondness.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: What you need is a fresh perspective. Consult a coworker who plods along slowly but surely and incorporate some of their methodologies. Your innate passion may be pushing you, but it's important to temper it with a pragmatic approach.
● Finances: Whatever you start today, you're bound to finish on a successful note. You might as well focus on a long-contemplated money making plan because once you set the ball in motion, there's no stopping it until you hit a profit.
● Love: Your dreams can reveal hidden desires you didn't even know you harbored. In a journal, write down everything you remember dreaming to decipher later. Interpret the symbols and reoccurring themes in your dreams for a better understanding of your subconscious.
● General: A magazine article or a book you've recently read has left a lasting impression on you -- today, you should try to apply some of the ideas it explored to your life. Changes are not made overnight, but if you do a little bit of work on the areas you want to improve every day, you can make a big difference. You are not as isolated from the lives of others as you might think right now. Your hard work can serve as a powerful example to other people.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Bust out your innovative, new approach; blow their minds in a brainstorming session and generally stun them with your effectiveness. You've got energy to burn, and it's of the bold and daring variety.
● Finances: You have no interest in dainty, delicate things. If you spend money today, it's on cars, trucks or even tractors. Fine china and jewelry fall in your blind spot. Enjoy the masculine energy.
● Love: Listen to others reminisce about the past for inspiration to find romance in the future. Stories of love lost may initially seem sad but in fact, they teach us valuable lessons about seizing the moment and taking risks romantic risks.
● General: Your mind is going to come up with all sorts of interesting ideas today. While not each and every one of them will be a winner, the sheer quantity of innovative thoughts will be impressive enough to get you noticed. This is a wonderful day to work on any sort of creative project, especially writing -- you'll have quite a knack for coming up with a well-turned phrase. Writing speeches, poems or short stories is something the stars strongly encourage.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: Keep your eye out for other options at all times; ease out of your comfort zone. You may be the personality type that would happily stay with the same company until retirement, but the world doesn't necessarily work that way anymore.
● Finances: For once you're not pulled in opposite directions. You have plenty of time to spend with friends and family -- just not the money to go with it. That's okay, because it's you they want, not your wallet.
● Love: Feeling good comes naturally to you today. Relish this spectacular mood. Continue the positive vibes by participating in activities that make you happy. Invite along pals who need a fun distraction.
● General: Your generous nature is coming out in full force today, and it will earn you many appreciative smiles from all the people whose lives you make just a little bit better with your thoughtfulness. But try to be generous with your time, not with money. People truly appreciate having you in their lives, so don't overspend in an attempt to win fans. The plan will definitely backfire. You have rich substance to share, and it has nothing to do with your credit cards.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Roles are fluid at the moment, so get truly involved at all levels. Meanwhile, leave the stuffy suit-and-tie stuff to the stuffy suit-and-tie types -- you do your best work (especially now) when you roll up your sleeves.
● Finances: You're feeling a bit bohemian today if only to offset your button-down week. Let yourself be as paisley as you feel like being. If you discover dollar signs in the pattern, well, you can hardly be blamed for that.
● Love: Today you may be sidetracked by the appearance of someone who takes your breath away. Before skipping off to Daydream Alley, remember that the new object of your devotion is indeed a mere mortal capable of mistakes. Don't get the pedestal out from storage quite yet.
● General: Getting settled into a regular routine might bring comfortable predictability to your life, but it's hardly a great way to encourage yourself to grow or experience new things. It's time to mix things up and shake loose the cobwebs! Today you need to satisfy your growing desire to transform an aspect of your life, or to rediscover or even reinvent yourself. Investigate classes or workshops that will let you experience what it's like to master a new skill.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Others won't be as quick to see the possibilities, and that could give you a huge leg up over the competition. An ambiguous situation -- a muddy job description or a loosely defined role -- creates an excellent opportunity for you.
● Finances: Your mind is lost in the fog, and it's a wonderful feeling. Leave clarity to others, because you find today's ambiguity delicious. Hidden meanings lead you down one branch of the maze after another. Enjoy.
● Love: Your friends miss you. Today is a great time to reconnect and have some fun. Gather up the gang and hit the town. Go to your usual haunts, or have them over to your place for an impromptu party.