● General: It's time to think about what's important to you -- but then, you don't need to be told that. It's probably been next to impossible for you to focus on anything else. If there's any way to excuse yourself from a situation that requires you to act other than how you really feel, better make arrangements bright and early to be unavailable. If a situation demands your presence, get in and out as quickly as you can.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: It's a great time to make requests or schmooze for additional projects from those you know well. Your relations with customers and colleagues are robust and just one step shy of a love-fest.
● Finances: Email has you thinking that all forms of communication should be fast, but you're better off with a long, slow conversation. The tea ceremony would be a good model for what you want to do today. Talking about money can't be rushed.
● Love: From the morning through sometime this afternoon, you're all that and more. Why hint around when you make asking outright look so darn good? Tonight, though, less is more -- say it with a smile.
● General: First thing this morning, you really should decide what to give them -- 'them' being your sweetheart, best friend or whoever it is who's been putting up with you lately, no matter what you've dished out. You know it hasn't been easy, you know what they'd like and you know they deserve it. Be nice. Your feelings are going to be obvious anyway. Might as well be sure it's the good ones they remember.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: There's no need to retreat, but if you're patient, you'll be leading the pack again instead of running too far off to be a part of it all. It's time to take a breather and let the world catch up with you.
● Finances: Not all activity can or should be about money. Wasting time is precious. It's a good day to loll about and avoid all financial decisions. You'll be refreshed and ready and that much more able to make a profit when you get back into the ring.
● Love: You've got the momentum to get out of any romantic rut you might happen to be in now, so why not take advantage of it? Others find you endlessly intriguing, so make a point of meeting some new people.
● General: When you decide to take a few days off, it's quite different than when most of us do the same. Your friends and family aren't used to going more than a few hours without either seeing you or talking with you, so your absence raises all kinds of red flags. You're in the mood to disappear from the world now, however, and you won't want to chat with them about it. Be nice. Call when you know they won't be there to answer, and leave a message.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: You're in a good position to build now. It's a great time to follow through with old contacts you haven't spoken with in a while, and don't hesitate to start a new project or take a new direction in your career.
● Finances: You're at a loss. No, not financially; you're just out of ideas. You need to break up a mental block that is keeping you stagnant. There's no better way to do that than to meet new people. The more the merrier.
● Love: You're the sparkly one in any group and the others crowd around you like the big gem in the center of the ring. Your job? Get some new people into the circle by being your outgoing, alluring self.
● General: You've often wondered about what might happen to the ones you love if you decided to stop taking care of them. Would they sink, swim or find someone else to care for them -- in which case, you'd never be able to live with the guilt. Regardless, it's just about time for you to do both yourself and your charge a favor. Give them a few referral numbers and a pep talk, make your exit and see what happens.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: You need to make sure you're totally focused throughout the day. Now's a great time to practice ignoring distractions and ensure you meet your targets and deadlines reliably. Close your door and apply the headphones if necessary.
● Finances: You're running wild and your internal voice of authority just can't control you. Ignoring that inner chatter has become second nature to you. But isn't that how you rang up such a big tab in the first place? Let the thought be as sobering as it should be.
● Love: Make sure you're saying what you mean and meaning what you say this morning -- you're apt to blurt something out now. By this afternoon, your powers of persuasion are in full effect.
● General: If any one loves a dare, it's you, and it doesn't matter at all whether it's spoken or just hinted at. So now, when a friend you've long admired for their equal bravery makes you an offer that sounds suspiciously like a dare, you won't hesitate for a single second. You may, however, need to do some explaining to your sweetheart if you're planning on skipping town -- after all, you just can't turn down a challenge.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: You're ready to take on new challenges, but it'll be up to you to make the first move. Job-related travel is perfect right now, but you can also expand your work horizons by calling up far-off prospects or digging up some new territories closer to home.
● Finances: You can't get a handle on teamwork. No matter how hard you try, you just can't work within the group. Is it you or them, or does it even matter? The last thing you need is a lecture about it, even if it's from you. Let yourself be the outlier today. It pays off.
● Love: Send your funny emails and fit in your flirtatious conversations during the day, when you're energy's smart and sweet. By tonight, it might take some doing to keep your heart and mind in a flexible mode.
● General: You're not mean-spirited -- not one tiny bit. You can, however, be goaded into behavior that's beneath you if someone shows anything less than total respect for a worthy cause -- much less one that's near and dear to your heart. If you've already warned them, or if you know they've heard about your recent dealings with someone impolite, you won't hesitate to come out with both guns blazing. And well you should.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: If it doesn't apply to you, stay out of it. Right now you're unusually stubborn over an issue that's really none of your business. The principles involved weigh heavily, though, and you might want to reconsider your relationship with those involved.
● Finances: Things will be either stellar or a bust. Which way they go is up in the air, but what's clear is that there is no middle ground. Walking on eggshells, skating on thin ice -- pick your metaphor, as long as you're able to think on your feet.
● Love: Interactions might be bumpy during much of the day. It's a good time to put love-related communication on hold, particularly since by this evening, you're extra articulate and rather cool.
● General: The long-distance travel bug hasn't just landed in your vicinity. It's set up shop in your imagination, igniting an insatiable urge to get to that place you've always wanted to see. So at the moment, getting there is the most important thing in the world to you. Fortunately, you know when to go, and exactly the right person to invite, even if you present the offer to them as quickly as it occurs to you.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: You don't have to be so hard all the time. In fact, if you just loosen up, things may actually progress. So just this once, let your rivals have their way. You'll appear gracious, and you will build up a reservoir of goodwill that will work to your advantage.
● Finances: To say you're hot and cold is an understatement. If you can make good use of each state, you can have a profitable day. But if you simply want to find that comfortable temperature, you'll waste your day trying. Make good use of what comes naturally.
● Love: Life and love always involve compromise and while your romantic ideals are beautiful, it's important to give reality a fighting chance. Flaws can be beautiful, too, defining the loveliness they're surrounded by.
● General: Your magnetism tempts anyone into doing just about anything. So when someone absolutely perfect walks by, you'll do everything in your power to entice them into spending time with you. If they're already yours, so much the better. You just have to be yourself, and they'll be just as infatuated as they were the first time you wooed them. If they're not yours, let's just say that situation won't last for very long at all.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: It's a great time to take on extra work, especially if it involves an altruistic element. While helping others, you'll find new niches and trends that will enhance what you're doing in your own professional life.
● Finances: The temptation to gamble is always with you. Ignoring the devil on your shoulder is your hardest job today. Treat every last penny as if it was your first-born child. Even the tiniest risk could bring down your house of cards.
● Love: Measured and moderate is how you want to be. Even if you're just fired up about something, it could come across as angry or aggro. Express yourself carefully and be rewarded with understanding.
● General: You've worked so hard for so long on this particular project that you can't imagine finishing it up. That's a good thing if you happen to be in a hurry to move on to something new -- and when aren't you? If you're still trying to get the attention of a certain authority figure, however, drop some hints. Let them know you're in the home stretch and you'd like their executive opinion.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: You are more in sync with youth than usual today and you're in a great mood. Don't be surprised if you indulge just about everyone who comes through your workplace, especially kids or young adults.
● Finances: Keeping busy is a symptom. You like to have so much going on that you can hardly think straight. All that frantic activity will pay off more if you deal with the issue you're trying so hard to avoid.
● Love: Follow up on an ongoing flirtation or start up a new one this morning or early this afternoon, when you're all kinds of hot. By later in the day, you'll likely be saddled with less interesting stuff to take care of.
● General: Believe it or not, you're an expert at romance. You just don't do it the way most folks do. When you're out to impress someone, you don't just pick up a pizza and some sodas. You make sure you're wooing them in a most elegant fashion -- with limos, fine wine and tickets to the theater. If you can't afford all that, however, not to worry. If anyone can make that pizza-and-soda evening feel special, it's you.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: If details from the past are still bothering you, fix them now. Your mind is sharp and focused, and it's a good time to deal with the small-scale issues that navigate your daily work life.
● Finances: You have that 'ah-ha' moment you've so desperately needed. The clarity it brings makes it easy to choose what to keep and what to discard. You'll be trimming fat off your budget like a hot knife through butter.
● Love: Some fresh, rejuvenating energy is coming your way -- what'll you do to welcome it and enlarge on it? A silly, fun activity that helps you loosen up could be just the thing. Get some friends in on the act.
● General: Telling the truth isn't just second nature to you -- it's really more like an innate reaction that doubles when official business is impending. So now, regardless of how anxiously you're awaiting someone's answer to a tender question, you won't be willing to tone it down or take it back, not even a touch -- not even if you know they'd prefer you hadn't started a major ball rolling with the powers that be. Oh, well. Respect is the glue that holds any relationship together.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Whether you're saying the most ridiculous things or solving your company's biggest issues, people will respond to you today. Make sure you know the responsibility that comes with this kind of verbal power and use it wisely.
● Finances: Creativity isn't only about making artwork. Just the way you think is unique. The sparks are flying, and you can come up with novel ways to handle financial problems with minimal effort. Enjoy the process and the results.
● Love: Progress of the leaps-and-bounds variety can be made through the morning and early afternoon, so make romantic matters a top priority. This evening, you can learn something very interesting.
● General: You have little time to achieve your mission: find a way to make your loved ones realize that working together on the same side is better for all parties concerned than keeping a nonsensical battle of wits going -- which won't help anyone at all. That said, you can only do what you can do -- and you can't live anyone else's life for them. So if they won't cooperate, don't beat yourself up about it.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Document every thought that comes into your head today: it's full of beautiful and brilliant ideas. You'll have already nailed your bright notions when it's time to break out of quiet mode and impress the world with your brainpower.
● Finances: You're so overwhelmed you can hardly function. It may feel like the perfect day to hide under a rock and rest but it's not. Doing nothing won't solve your problems, so get a move on.
● Love: The morning hours may find you a bit muddled but busy -- try to focus and do your best. Later in the day, the stars are sending some romantic energy your way -- where will you focus it for best results?