● General: You're about to be on the receiving end of several pieces of really great news. Expect the word to arrive from a higher-up you weren't sure had ever noticed you. You'll be amazed to discover you definitely haven't been overlooked. Once that news sinks in, you may need to make a decision. A serious, wonderful decision. If it doesn't happen right away, be patient. It's coming.
Aries (3/21 to 4/19)
● Work: You're not always so flexible when it comes to bowing to the demands of others. To lead effectively, you have to know how to follow. Use today to exercise that skill by listening to your peers and heeding their advice.
● Finances: Don't give an ardent response to a business prospect that's simply doing a bit of light exploring. Bowling them over won't be impressive. Think of their overture as you would a flirtatious glance in a bar -- nothing more, nothing less.
● Love: Dreams don't speak in a straightforward language, but if you listen carefully, there's a lot of rich information there. You're getting some signals about what direction to take with your love life, so pay attention.
● General: Some last-minute news is due so suddenly you may not know quite what to do with it. Several astral culprits are behind the situation, just waiting to shock and delight you. Fortunately, you're as steadfast as a sign can be. You wrote the book on being steady -- so if you need to make a tough decision based on your gut rather than on the facts, your antennae will guide you through it nicely.
Taurus (4/20 to 5/20)
● Work: Even if things have seemed off lately, you're more in touch than you think. Take a quick timeout to get perspective if you've been troubled by flawed relations with customers, investors -- even your coworkers. Bring it all back into harmony.
● Finances: If you're feeling torn between spending your money right away and waiting for a better deal, then welcome to the world of marketing. You shouldn't even be tempted. Hold onto your money and resist being rushed.
● Love: Who's behind creating the unrealistic expectations and impossible timelines regarding your romantic life? Hey, remember that old song about how you can't hurry love? Hum it to yourself a few times today.
● General: You're usually the last to take things seriously, especially if there's any way at all to have some fun. At the moment, however, your razor-sharp intellect has informed you that something needs to be done and that you're the only person on board who's equipped to make a logical decision. Well, go ahead. You might have to sacrifice an evening of fun to get things straightened out, but won't you be proud tomorrow?
Gemini (5/21 to 6/21)
● Work: If you can brainstorm or work on creative projects right now, you'll dazzle clients and peers -- even management. After all, you're kind of at a loss, and frankly bored to death, when it comes to tasks that are ordinarily simple.
● Finances: Hoping, wishing and even planning won't get your goals accomplished. It's time to take the initiative with your own life. Ask for a bit of advice, do some research -- but then be sure to take some action.
● Love: Beating yourself up over your romantic past will only leave you with fresh bruises -- it won't solve any of your current issues. Instead, forgive yourself for your choices and vow to learn from them instead.
● General: Your house of relationships has been pretty darned crowded for the past few days, and it's probably going to stay that way, at least until after the first of the year. Does this mean you'll be entertaining all kinds of amazing new companions? You bet it does. In the meantime, you may also have to decide what to do with the 'old' ones. Better choose fast. Someone is about to issue what might sound suspiciously like a lover's ultimatum.
Cancer (6/22 to 7/22)
● Work: Your instincts are especially sharp right now, so turn them toward planning and coming up with the next big thing for your department. Leave the client relations up to someone else. You have more important matters to tend to.
● Finances: It's hard to let bygones be bygones. Your emotions are aroused by your excellent memory today. It might make sense to hold this particular grudge, especially if that means protecting your money from being burned twice.
● Love: A friend tells you that it's time to compromise to find true romance. You understand that as having to lower your standards. In fact, neither are true. What you need to do is open your mind and heart to all the possibilities.
● General: Just when you thought you were ready to settle down and stop showing the world how unique, unusual and sophisticated you are, someone has planted a bug in your brain that's making it impossible. The good news is you really weren't ready to quit -- and there's no bad news. You may need to deal with disappointing someone who thought you'd be spending a lot more time together fighting for your cause, but you're familiar with breaking hearts unintentionally, aren't you?
Leo (7/23 to 8/22)
● Work: You may not fly off the handle, but you'll definitely experience a little anger management problem at some point today. It shouldn't lead to anything more troublesome than a raised eyebrow, but if you want to defuse it, hit the gym earlier than usual.
● Finances: You're learning something new today. It may hurt but it will ultimately make your life better. Try to have a good time while you're at it because it's a lesson that is unavoidable.
● Love: Stealing hearts is second nature to you -- you charm others just by breathing in and out. However, you have more say than you think over your charisma. Make sure you're using it wisely, okay?
● General: After months of griping about how nothing exciting ever happens to you, your friends will suddenly need to remind you that you've been wishing this on yourself -- and to be quiet. Not that you'll mind. It's all about relationships taking surprising turns -- quite possibly because you've decided the old ways don't suit you anymore. You may have some explaining to do.
Virgo (8/23 to 9/22)
● Work: You might have all the information you need, but it hasn't quite gelled yet, so don't make any agreements that will bind you to one particular course of action just yet. Always give yourself the chance to back out if it comes to that.
● Finances: Avoiding people who are itching for a fight will be your first order of business today -- and just might be your only one for the entire day. If you start running out of maneuvers or feel yourself getting engaged, remind yourself what the true point of it all is.
● Love: When it comes to a love interest, better be safe than sorry. Double-check all written communication, and make sure that they really understand what you're saying. Interpretations can vary wildly.
● General: Your specialty is taking care of others, and more often than not, you do it at your own expense. Well, prepare yourself to make a decision that may actually take your own needs into account, just this once. Startling news that comes along this morning via a family member or an old, dear friend will convince you it's time. Still, move at your own pace.
Libra (9/23 to 10/23)
● Work: Your elan is infectious, and these recent setbacks haven't really affected your mood. In fact, you're more determined than ever to set things right and proceed with your grand strategy. Keep laughing and smiling -- your enthusiasm is contagious.
● Finances: You want to do nothing but focus on friends and loved ones, but business matters beckon. Don't cry. It's not as bad as all that, unless you make it a bigger deal than it is. The extra money you will make should put a smile on your face.
● Love: Are you unwittingly imitating your parents' relationship and its effect on you? It's time to look at some old patterns from your childhood and your current romantic relationships. Breaking the cycle starts now.
● General: You're absolutely entitled to indulge yourself in the deeper side of life: intimacy, intensity, intrigue and a bit of leisure. It's now officially your turn to go for it, and if anyone knows how to be hedonistic, it's you. At the tail end of this fun-loving period, however, you'll also feel the need to make a serious decision, but you'll be able to pull it off, no sweat. Clear your throat and make the announcement.
Scorpio (10/24 to 11/21)
● Work: As you realize you've moved farther and faster than you thought you would, your ambitions are starting to feel more real to you. Celebrate your successes but keep up the momentum. Now's not the time to rest on your laurels.
● Finances: Helping others is satisfying and even necessary for your happiness, but remember, you're not a charity. You're in it to make a profit so don't give away the store. Know when to say no.
● Love: Love is all around if you can only see it. You may or may not have a romantic prospect in your life, but more importantly, you're surrounded by affection. Friends, family, coworkers -- they adore you.
● General: Today's astrological weather will suit you just fine: An affectionate, inviting message that arrives this morning will set you off on a path that includes not just adventure, but a new and improved intimacy with your partner -- and no matter how subtle the invitation is, you'll understand the intent. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to enjoy it all and shelve the guilt.
Sagittarius (11/22 to 12/21)
● Work: Maintain your pace for a little while longer, and you'll finish this project with flying colors. Party time is almost here, but not quite yet. While the bubbly is chilling, put the final touches on whatever you've had pending.
● Finances: You'll get more done today than you usually get done in a week if you harness your energy correctly. Having fun is an integral part of doing it right. Make a game out of it and you'll find yourself falling in love with work all over again.
● Love: Like the old blues song says, 'Is you is or is you ain't my baby?' Someone in your life is awfully good at flirting, but not so great on the follow-through. If you're finding this more frustrating than fun, cut them loose.
● General: Several planetary influences will inspire you to go after what you want with a vengeance. If you're challenged, you'll deliver the perfect response in a most authoritative tone of voice, easily convincing any and all opponents just to drop it. Then there's your innate tendency to refuse to accept no for an answer. If anyone really does try to tangle with you, at least give them props for trying.
Capricorn (12/22 to 01/19)
● Work: If you can work to the edge without losing your cool, you'll have people eating out of your hand. After all, your temper is a little more volatile right now, but you're also more charismatic than ever.
● Finances: If you want to know how good you've got it, take a look over your shoulder at your ancestors. You're living a pretty cushy life in comparison. If that reminder doesn't ease your worries, nothing will.
● Love: If you're constantly asking, 'Why does this always happen to me?' it could be that you're asking the wrong question entirely. Don't you think it's time you took responsibility for your own love life?
● General: Just when you thought you were done righteously, instructing the world about exactly how it should be run, you've discovered you still have plenty left to say. Sure, you're up for a couple of days of well-earned rest, but you'll rally if it means convincing just one more person to toss their colors aside and wear yours. You can rest tomorrow. Maybe. For now, do what you do best: Win them over to your side with pure logic.
Aquarius (1/20 to 2/18)
● Work: You'll have to do some quick thinking to keep up today. Customers you thought you had in the palm of your hand will turn out to be stranger and more complex than you'd previously imagined. Work a different angle to get their attention.
● Finances: You're not exactly avant garde by nature, but being too conservative could hold you back. Don't go hog wild, though; simply keeping things on the informal side will boost your chances of success today.
● Love: You agreed to see this person again before you knew what you know now. Perhaps this situation needs to be examined more closely. Your loyalty might be misplaced in this case. Tough choices are necessary.
● General: For the next couple of days, you'll quite literally be wearing your heart on your sleeve. Does this mean you're especially vulnerable at the moment? You bet it does. Better call someone you love and trust and ask them to chaperone you when you go out, especially if you're about to venture out with anyone you're not quite sure of. Pack some tissues just in case.
Pisces (2/19 to 3/20)
● Work: Even if nobody approaches you in the near future, you might want to think about your immediate career plans. On the flipside, you could be the target of a recruitment effort of a close rival. Always keep a copy of your resume on hand.
● Finances: You're too sophisticated to be taken in by smoke and mirrors but a good counterfeit could pull the wool over your eyes today. There's no way for you to pick it out yourself. Call in an expert for the appraisal.
● Love: You really dig this person -- but you're worried. Shouldn't your relations be more complicated, more fraught, more, well, dramatic? Not at all! The only dramatic relationships are usually unhealthy ones.