● General: The prospect of failure is not one that you acknowledge. Where other people see risk, you see an opportunity just waiting to be grabbed. This attitude could bring you a lot of success at this time. Friends and colleagues may wonder how you get the guts to do the things you do. It's fine if you take pride in it -- but don't ever ask people why they aren't willing to take such risks themselves. Remember, it takes all kinds....
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: Interruptions today will be few and far between. Nothing -- not even the noise from you cubicle neighbor -- can disturb your concentration. Things are going more smoothly than you could have ever imagined, so capitalize on this seamless momentum.
● Finances: It seems harder and harder to achieve your financial goals, but it's getting easier and easier to reach your social goals. The weekend holds much for you, if you can take your mind off of money. Use today to tie up all necessary loose ends so you can do just that.
● Love: What they say about all work and no play just doesn't apply to you right now. You're likely to be exceptionally involved with career matters -- yet you're looking hot and getting lots of attention while you're at it.
● General: If you're spending time with strangers or acquaintances, a getting-to-know-you session might be in order. A sweet, self-effacing approach is twice as likely to succeed as a bold, bulldozing one. Even if something's old news to you, it might be best to pretend that you're somewhat surprised. That way, other people won't feel silly. Remember, every little niche in society is different; people from other parts of the globe will not have the same frame of reference you do. Sometimes these differences can be assets.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: You may have a seemingly good deal in front of you, but make sure you know all the details before you sign. There's plenty of reason to be cautious, so beware! Don't be overly tempted to plow ahead on that contract or project.
● Finances: You're struggling with your inner demons. No one can even see them but you, so don't expect anyone to offer you help. But do feel free to ask for some. As long as it doesn't involve money, people will give freely.
● Love: A more profound understanding of some issue (or a certain someone) in your love life is within your grasp now -- probably because you're even more grounded than usual. Look deeper and learn.
● General: You may feel as though you're writing and starring in your own personal soap opera today. This might be one of those times when a romantic relationship becomes so complicated and dramatic that it blocks out every other aspect of your life. Remember that you can direct it as well. There isn't as much improv involved as you would think. Decide what you want the ending to be like, and make it so. When things start to get too crazy, a good dose of humor will really help.
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: Don't create any new objectives today until you spend a little time focusing on your long-term goals and establishing benchmarks. Be specific. Write it down. If you don't have a plan in place, it'll be difficult to make tangible progress.
● Finances: You may end the day feeling like a completely different person than you were when you woke up this morning. That can be disorienting but it just goes to show how easily influenced you are by those around you. Try to keep your own opinions when it comes to spending.
● Love: If it seems like there's something going on that you're not privy to in the realm of romance, this is most likely true right now. Be honest with yourself and with others, and seek the clarity that you need.
● General: It's easier to solve other people's problems than your own -- but you have to start looking at what's right in front of your nose. That's why it's a good time to forget about everyone else's dilemmas and special needs. You didn't sign up to be everyone else's psychotherapist -- you have your own problems! Does it really make you feel that guilty? Or are you just a little less than enthusiastic about facing up to the problems in your own domain?
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Try to distinguish serious requests from pointless ploys to get your attention. Otherwise, you'll end up wasting a lot of time satisfying the whims of others. Everyone wants a piece of your time, but there's only so much to go around.
● Finances: Don't expect to make your fortune today, especially if you don't work alone. You have no patience for monkeying around, but it's hard to get others to stay focused on anything but play. You can try going it alone or simply give in and start your weekend early.
● Love: It looks like work could be your primary challenge at the moment, and just getting through the day takes plenty of energy. But the energy you put into really noticing those around you pays off now.
● General: Make sure everyone around you has plenty to talk about for the next week or so. You're out to have fun today and you won't be stopped by any petty-minded peons or frowning naysayers. You're liable to attract quite a fun and lively crowd. You don't need to find the party -- you can start one all on your own. Send someone a surprise striptease or a certain cutie a huge bouquet of balloons. Turn the tables. Break the mold.
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: If you procrastinate on a project today, you could end up working on it forever. Plow through that pile of papers now, and you'll be able to leave work where it belongs -- at the office.
● Finances: Your pride thwarts all efforts to function today, or so it feels. Every interaction is like a clash of the titans. Keep your ego in check if you want to avoid being overthrown by a younger, stronger god.
● Love: Yes, there's a time for bold action when it comes to the realm of romance. Is this it? Most likely, no. Don't do or say something you might wish you could retract; instead, wait a bit and gather more info.
● General: You may be forced to pass on an exciting event due to family or work obligations. While everyone else compliments you on your oh-so-responsible attitude, you might be gritting your teeth and wishing you could throw responsibility out the window. Sadly, you've embraced it too tightly for too long; now you're all tangled up. Maybe you should think about pulling back gradually from your duties. That way, you can be spontaneous without dropping the ball. If you think you can rearrange things on short notice, go for it.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: Workplace friends and allies will step in to help you out in times of stress. That's why cultivating personal connections with your colleagues will pay off now. Don't forget to give credit where credit's due and say thanks.
● Finances: Things are somehow different today, even though your regular schedule is unfolding as it should. That little feeling that things have changed will nag you all day long -- unless you find its source. It has to do with money.
● Love: Persevere in the realm of romance now -- it'll pay off handsomely. The universe loves a good-faith effort in the love department, and it's ready to reward positivity and even blind faith.
● General: It's a good time to assess your progress at work or your vocation. You've made great strides, and with any luck, some good connections as well. What is the next step going to be? Maybe you want to expand operations, either for yourself or for an entire organization. Definitely get other people's opinions, no matter what you're up to. Friends, colleagues and respected acquaintances have a lot to add. Plenty of questions will probably be asked and answered.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Be sure you don't talk faster than you think today, or you could end up promising things you can't deliver. Your improvisational skills will serve you well when dealing with a sticky office situation today.
● Finances: You feel connected to everyone today. That could be misleading, though. Just because you think you understand others inside and out doesn't mean you really do. Don't make any assumptions.
● Love: Something (or someone) is upsetting your usual balance now, and it's definitely disconcerting. You may feel thrown off, but there's also an opportunity here for some personal growth and forward motion.
● General: Some of your more materially minded friends might convince you to make a huge purchase. Are you suddenly a status shopper? This may entail more of a financial commitment than you want to make. It's easy to grab the latest clothing trend, cool car, and chic vacation spot. The overhead, however, might be a lot more than you can handle. Just because everyone else is mired in credit card debt doesn't mean you have to be. Break free of the buy-it-now mindset.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: All you need is a little extra boost right now to get you over the next hurdle. A letter of recommendation or vote of confidence from a current or former supervisor should do the trick. You're poised to make a big comeback or forward push.
● Finances: Don't count on the placid exteriors you're shown early in the day. They belie the bubbling lava just under the surface. Things erupt when you least expect them, and that changes the way things look to you -- and it has nothing to do with redecorating.
● Love: The mysteries of love can't help but reveal themselves in the face of your curiosity and tenacity -- well, a few of the mysteries, anyway. You wouldn't want it all given away anyhow!
● General: Very little could put a damper on your high spirits today -- in fact, it's more than likely you'll bring other people's energy up. You know just the right thing to say to make someone feel better about whatever. Most of what you say is sincere, too. No wonder you're at the top of everyone's social lists. Check your email and voicemail often -- you'll probably get a steady stream of messages. A happy surprise may be on its way.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Perseverance will help you through when your momentum and velocity start to flag. Sometimes you just have to go through the motions, and that's okay. Even if your energy level isn't what it should be, keep up the effort.
● Finances: You can't expect to handle new problems in old ways. It's possible you can come up with a unique solution on your own but much more likely if you exchange ideas with others. Keep lines of communication open.
● Love: You're likely feeling unusually protective when it comes to the realm of romance, whether you're unwilling to take a risk with your heart or you're guarding a friend's best interests. Follow that instinct.
● General: From the starting point, the finish line looks far, far away. However, once you hit your stride, you'll eat up the distance like it's nothing. It doesn't matter whether you're working out, taking on a new business project or changing your entire lifestyle. The same rules apply: Concentrate on the moment. Put every ounce of energy into the task at hand. You'll be exhausted when you finish -- but you'll finish far sooner than you might expect.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: Candidates for networking are everywhere, and they're unusually receptive to your overtures. You're in full schmooze mode, and your timing couldn't be better. Use those pauses in conversation to make your point nonverbally.
● Finances: It's important to think positively but you may be taking that attitude a bit too far. Preparing for the future means being ready for outcomes you don't necessarily really expect. Start working on your rainy day fund.
● Love: You've got that certain something, a way of sparking fascination and admiration without even trying. Of course, if you do try, the results you'll get will be even more interesting.
● General: Join an activity group or a professional organization. It's a good way to meet people with similar interests -- especially when you're in the mood to get out and mingle with like-minded people. It's all well and good to be independent and self-sufficient -- just not all the time. Romance may have to take a back seat to camaraderie. Dating games are just not nearly as interesting as good conversation.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: Your past may come back to haunt you right now. An old project you thought was finished may turn up again, and you'll probably be asked to finish what someone else screwed up. Try not to let it drive you crazy -- smile and do your best to make it shine!
● Finances: Your brilliant ideas are just that -- brilliant. Don't be afraid to be shot down. People will be impressed with what you've come up with but not with your lack of initiative. Speaking up is your first step.
● Love: Being all over the place and letting romance happen as it may is one way to play, but right now, the stars say getting a little organized about it helps a great deal. Make a game plan -- maybe with a friend.
● General: Don't give advice unless someone asks for it specifically. If you can manage to keep a low profile, the office hothead will probably sweep right by you without a second glance. That may prove difficult, if only because you're in the mood to call out the bully and fight them on their own turf. A noble desire, to be sure, but perhaps not the wisest one in the long run. Let the boss solve the problem -- that's what she gets paid for!
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Be realistic about the numbers, or they could come back to bite you. After all, it's about money and budgetary constraints, so whether you're writing financial projections or revising the monthly balance sheet, pay attention to those cents.
● Finances: You're no sage, that's for sure. In fact, you're often completely unrealistic when it comes to your notions of the future. That's okay if you stick with the group; they'll keep you grounded in common sense.
● Love: A coworker may play an unexpected role in the realm of romance now -- perhaps offering some useful advice, or maybe telling a story that provides an 'a-ha' moment for you with regard to your current situation.