● General: Your family's history is the key to helping you deal with your family's future -- so get in touch with some older relatives and ask them the questions you need answers for. Their insight is all you need right now to get your clarity back so that you can make the right decisions. A lot of ideas and experiences from your past are going to be coming back into your life today, and they could cause you to question the choices you have been making lately.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: If you're dealing with difficult people (and most likely you are in all areas of your life), it's a great time to bring up touchy subjects and resolve long-standing resentments. If anything, you might make some seriously positive changes.
● Finances: Friction and discord bring out the best in you today. No need to bristle when you can simply turn up the heat on the competition. But don't stick with tried and true methods. The more creativity you put into winning, the more likely you are to do just that.
● Love: The energy's mellow, while you may be far from it. Do something that helps you chill out -- get some exercise, watch a movie with a friend, do some knitting. Focusing on your love life won't expedite it right now.
● General: What someone is saying and what they really mean deep down in their heart are two different things, and you know it. You're entering a very intuitive phase right now, where you can see the underlying meaning behind empty words. This is a very powerful position, but it's also dangerous -- you may not be meant to know what you know. So don't share your hunches with anyone today, especially with characters on the periphery.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Now's not the time to gloss over anything. A superficial overview won't cut it for you now. In fact, you may end up with more problems than you anticipated. Get it right the first time and you'll be on your way to something great.
● Finances: You don't mean to be pompous, but when someone takes you on and you pin them to the mat, it's hard not to be. You deserve a congratulatory pat on the back but don't take it further than that. Gloating is bad form.
● Love: Hey, homebody! Lazing around, reading and tidying up the nest may very well sound a lot more satisfying than running around town. Do what you feel -- it's one of the luxuries of singledom.
● General: All the stimulation you've been adding to your life has been great, but the cost of those experiences is adding up to create quite a sum total on your credit card statement! It's time to add some more bulk to your rapidly dwindling rainy day fund! Put together a budget that's a little bit painful -- force yourself to go without a few indulgences for a while, and you might be able to enjoy a much bigger one later. Delayed gratification isn't always fun, but it is always worth it.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: People will be responsive to your charisma in new ways today -- that's why you can make almost anything happen. Changing someone's mind will be a snap; don't be surprised if you find yourself among new admirers.
● Finances: You're not the type to shut up and be told what to do, especially where your money is concerned. You're open to whatever others have to say, as long as they don't mind your doing a bit of debating. You have an able sparring partner today.
● Love: It's not the most romantic day in history, but you'll get lots of satisfaction out of crossing lots of stuff off your to-do list. Throw in some laundry -- you'll want your favorite shirt clean in the next few days!
● General: Be careful about how much you rely on your instincts today. Because they are based so much on emotions -- and your emotions right now are rapidly fluctuating -- they could be somewhat unreliable. Stick to the facts and if they aren't leading you anywhere concrete, then hold off making any big decisions. Wait for another day, when your head is clearer. Step back, and give yourself permission to feel whatever you feel today without the pressure of it affecting your decision-making abilities.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: If you deal with one thing at a time right now, you'll be able to clean up pretty quickly. Project details will start to add up to more work than you think you can handle, so don't despair if you have to go into the office on your day off.
● Finances: Your heart is in the right place, but extravagant gestures really aren't necessary. Save your money for some time in the not-too-distant future, when you can actually afford to do something outrageous.
● Love: Take the romantic initiative and the stars say you're likely to reap some seriously sweet rewards. Let your instinct guide you about who to approach and how -- it's right on target now.
● General: You have controlled your extravagant impulses very well, and should be proud of yourself for how well you are sticking to your budget! It might be time to give yourself a little treat just to reward your efforts -- but make sure it's little. Go up a size in your latte, pick up one of your favorite gourmet goodies, or buy a new CD from one of your favorite bands. Little presents you give yourself suddenly feel much bigger, don't they? This is a good habit to start!
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: Don't let yourself get pushed into anything right now. You will be so impressed with a new possibility that it might drive away all other thoughts from your mind. Before you make any crazy moves, know that your instincts are worth a lot too.
● Finances: You can hardly be bothered with day-to-day tasks. If it's not something glorious or magnificent, you want nothing to do with it. Unfortunately, you have plenty of down-to-earth chores to deal with today. They may not be glamorous but they pay the bills. Sigh.
● Love: Your pride can put you at a disadvantage when it comes to matters of the heart, but right now, it's notably downplayed. Modesty (not to mention willingness to put yourself out there) sure looks cute on you.
● General: You might not like it, but living on a budget really can make a difference in your life. Besides helping you save money, it's a great way to organize your life and get better focus on your priorities. Spend some time today sorting through how much you're spending and what you're spending it on -- you will immediately see a few areas that need changes. Just one hour spent getting a better picture of your financial situation could save you a lot of time and money, later.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Try to take a step back and refocus if you are having problems with your daily activities. Some of the issues are beyond your power to correct, but the ones in your domain are easy to fix. Get to work ASAP!
● Finances: Can you be any more rigid in your stance? You just may get a chance to find out. You are digging your heels in and no one can make you budge. The results won't be much to brag about but at least you won't blow your budget.
● Love: Let organizing your closet wait -- now is a prime time for friendships and even possible more-than-friendships. If you absolutely must run errands, get someone fun to go along with you -- look, you're multitasking!
● General: An unwanted voice will chime in on your plans today, but having your routine disrupted won't be annoying at all -- it will be a blessing in disguise! They have a good point, and you should listen to their input, even though you probably won't feel like it. Your ego is healthy enough to handle this honesty, though, and you will only benefit from it. Get face to face with that person you need to talk to.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: If you push yourself to stay optimistic, you'll only find success. So don't let negative thoughts eat away at your progress. It might feel as if you're censoring yourself at first, but you're not. The power of positive thinking has never been more helpful.
● Finances: Don't pin all of your hopes on one investment -- or one friend. Step back and take a look at the bigger picture. There are enough opportunities to spread your risk around. Putting all of your eggs in one basket will only get you a nice omelet.
● Love: Sometimes it's just easier to give into an overly emotional state and let it have its way with you. Consider renting a sappy movie for cathartic purposes -- or, alternately, going to a kickboxing class.
● General: Today, in a situation where you are typically uncomfortable, you will be able to let yourself go and relax. This new clarity might not last long, so take advantage of it while it's here. Think about the next steps you want to take in a relationship -- is it time to push things forward? Weigh the pros and cons, and be prepared to arrive at an answer you don't really like. When another person is involved, you have to consider their attitudes and goals.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: Pore over the fine print and don't stop until you've found at least one deal-breaker. After all, the devil is definitely in the details, and it won't be hard to edit him out once you know he's there.
● Finances: Just facing your to-do list is a challenge, not to mention actually tackling what's on it. But don't let yourself off the hook. Not only will you feel good once you've accomplished them, but you'll have some money to show for it.
● Love: It might seem like what you want is just falling into your lap, but your excellent instincts about what to do and say -- not to mention some good timing -- certainly aren't hurting matters.
● General: You're wicked charming right now, but that might not be enough to move a certain relationship forward. Today, you're going to have to go in deep and let yourself be a little bit more vulnerable. Share an embarrassing or personal story with this person -- show them that you trust them with the things you wouldn't entrust to just anybody. They'll be flattered -- and it's a kind of flattery that means much more than a compliment on their looks or intelligence could ever mean.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: It's time to decide once and for all how you see yourself and how you want others to see you. Tolerance and heartlessness are diametrically opposed sentiments, but you have a tendency to drift from one extreme to the other. Find some balance.
● Finances: If you feel like you're sitting on a roulette wheel, you're doing it all wrong. You can't wait for luck to smile on you. Take control of your finances -- and your fortune. You should feel like you're in the driver's seat.
● Love: Clear the decks and clear your schedule -- your mood's all over the place now and you'll want to be free to do as you please when you please. Be sure to get a little exercise to get a little more even-keeled.
● General: If you think that a few problems at home have been affecting your work or school life, don't worry -- they haven't been causing you nearly as much distraction as you fear. To reduce further the chance of getting distracted, you should relax and just not worry about it. You can't shut part of yourself down at certain times of the day anyway -- trying to do so will only cause more stress, which certainly won't help things. Your woes are about to end, anyway.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: When it comes to dealing with sensitive information next week, do the background work and prepare your data first. Distorted thinking is going on around you, and if you're the one to bring the crucial facts to the table, you'll prove your worth tenfold.
● Finances: Business problems won't break you; it's the little aggravations that will. Sharing small items can drive you absolutely mad while signing on the dotted line doesn't make you produce a single bead of sweat. Don't waste time trying to make sense of it.
● Love: If you've got your sights set on one romantic candidate, take a step back and reconsider the field. Why not keep your options open and cultivate a few more prospects at the same time?
● General: Today, all signs point to the fact that one of your relationships might be reaching a turning point. You need to see things as they really are and make that decision that you have been dreading. Is it time to let them go? Things are not equitable between you two, and if they haven't made an effort to change, then the answer may be 'yes.' Talk to them today and find out how they feel about things. If they see a problem, there's hope. But if they think everything's fine, move on.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Don't forget the formidable power of one person talking to another person. Your communication skills are still strong, but your choice of venue is off. Look for new means to get the word out -- think word of mouth.
● Finances: Life is filled with contradictions, so don't try to read anything into any one event. The minute you think you've discovered an unwritten rule, the universe will edit it, then rewrite it altogether. There is no formula for success unless you count hard work.
● Love: Your gut reaction may well be valid, but it's likely to be a bit over-the-top at the moment. Consider whether you just might be taking a certain situation too personally. Getting a friend's perspective can help.
● General: Today, you'll have much more fun just running along and living your life than you will analyzing every little word out of every person's mouth. It's not the right time to get all serious about your life. There are good things going on right now, and bad things going on right now. Why don't you just focus on the good things for the next 24 hours and give your worry muscle a rest? There's not much you can do about what isn't working anyway. The ball is in someone else's court.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: The next few days do not present the best opportunity to switch things around, so try to stay put as much as possible. After all, work could get a little overwhelming if you have to think about adapting to new procedures too.
● Finances: Don't let other people's financial soap operas sidetrack you today. You have enough drama on your hands without anyone else's help, thank you very much. Treat blocking it all out with the same iron willpower you would use if you were on a diet.
● Love: You're getting some extra appreciation at the moment and it's for very good reason -- you're extra charming, extra entertaining and all around extra great. Get out and about and enjoy your sweet self!