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ARIES March 21 - April 20

You don’t want to stick to the agenda to­day, es­pe­cially if you think some­one made it ar­bi­trar­ily. It’s as if you need to shake up the en­ergy just to show oth­ers that you’re in con­trol of your own life. Un­for­tu­nately, there are smarter ways to achieve your au­ton­omy than be­hav­ing like a tod­dler.

TAU­RUS April 21 - May 21

Your de­ter­mi­na­tion can lead to a stand­off with some­one who is as stub­born as you. Iron­i­cally, you seem less in­ter­ested in mak­ing your point now than in sus­tain­ing the dead­lock for as long as pos­si­ble. It’s as if you de­rive plea­sure from man­ag­ing not to flinch be­fore your op­po­nent.

GEM­INI May 22 - June 21

You’re hap­pily an­tic­i­pat­ing a thor­oughly en­joy­able day but some­one may be stand­ing in your way, pre­vent­ing you from pur­su­ing fun. Nor­mally, you would dis­cuss the prob­lem with the other per­son and come to a so­lu­tion that works for both of you.

CAN­CER June 22 - July 23

There’s a spe­cial sat­is­fac­tion you de­rive from tak­ing care of your per­sonal pos­ses­sions. Whether you are re­fin­ish­ing a cher­ished piece of fur­ni­ture, sorting through fam­ily heir­looms, or just tin­ker­ing about your home, you love sur­round­ing your­self with your fa­vorite things.

LEO July 24 - Au­gust 23

Yes­ter­day’s ex­u­ber­ance morphs into to­day’s frus­tra­tion. You’re ready for a busy day, but one thing af­ter an­other de­lays you from get­ting to the beach, the gym or the mall. Deal­ing with the prac­ti­cal side of life takes prece­dence over chas­ing fun in the Sun or other en­joy­able ex­cur­sions.

VIRGO Au­gust 24 - Septem­ber 23

A plethora of do­mes­tic chores may keep you from at­tend­ing a so­cial event to­day. But the truth is you might be feel­ing like you need some time to your­self, any­way. You like the idea of be­ing alone now, and claim­ing that your house­hold re­spon­si­bil­i­ties are pil­ing up is a good ex­cuse.

LI­BRA Septem­ber 24 - Oc­to­ber 23

You’re at­tempt­ing to main­tain your calm de­meanor now, but it’s tough when your re­la­tion­ships with your friends are un­der stress. You’ve re­cently tried strate­gies to im­prove con­di­tions, but your so­cial life is like a bee in a bou­quet of flow­ers: you like their smell but you don’t want to be stung.

SCOR­PIO Oc­to­ber 24 - Novem­ber 22

Your true na­ture is her­met­i­cally sealed once you de­cide to keep your feel­ings quiet. How­ever, there’s a price to be paid for cut­ting your­self off from those who love you. You might re­gret hid­ing your emo­tions and at­tempt to make moves to rec­tify the sit­u­a­tion now.

SAGIT­TAR­IUS Novem­ber 23 - De­cem­ber 21

Your close friends know you well enough to see through your happy-go-lucky ex­te­rior. How­ever, there are times when cov­er­ing your se­ri­ous thoughts with a smile is not only a waste of en­ergy, it can do harm. If you have an ax to grind to­day, go ahead and do it.

CAPRI­CORN De­cem­ber 22 - Jan­uary 20

You en­joy your cur­rent role as a gra­cious host, but it grows old if you don’t feel ap­pre­ci­ated. It’s even worse if you’re stuck in the po­si­tion be­cause it’s your re­spon­si­bil­ity to make sure ev­ery­one is happy. But tak­ing care of peo­ple’s needs is disin­gen­u­ous if you don’t re­ally want the job.

AQUARIUS Jan­uary 21 - Fe­bru­ary 19

You woke up with a spe­cial agenda to­day and are ea­ger to get started. How­ever, your friends and fam­ily might make de­mands on your time that de­tract from your orig­i­nal in­ten­tions. Avoid the temp­ta­tion to just slip away and do your own thing.

PISCES Fe­bru­ary 20 - March 20

Pre­vi­ously made com­mit­ments may cy­cle back to haunt you to­day, es­pe­cially if you don’t feel like par­tic­i­pat­ing in a sched­uled event. Un­for­tu­nately, you could leave some­one in a dif­fi­cult po­si­tion if you pull out at the last minute. Ob­vi­ously, the sooner you ad­dress the is­sue the bet­ter.

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