January in the stars
January 21 – February 19 Having waited to feel valued and appreciated by some discerning individuals, you’re about to be given positive feedback. This may encourage you to take on more responsibilities but avoid going too far. You don’t want to look as though you’ve nothing better to do or that you’re happy to be treated as a servant. Mantra of the month If courage is ten, nine is the ability to escape.
February 20 – March 20 If dreams and ambitions get the better of you, others will suggest you’re going over the top. They mean well, but a Mars-Jupiter conflict on January 8 will leave you feeling like you’re under attack. Remember, these people have a valid point. Listen and look at yourself objectively. Mantra of the month The nut doesn’t let you see what tree it contains.
March 21 – April 20 When a loved one feels eclipsed by your growing involvement in the wider world, remain patient and understanding. The Sun’s tussle with Mars on January 3 is a signal for you to have one quick, decisive discussion so that the two of you can decide what’s best, and then move on. Mantra of the month Everybody loves a fool, but nobody wants one in the family.
April 21 – May 21 Travel and adventure will be on your mind. But these will have to wait while you investigate intriguing work or financial opportunities that are cropping up. You mustn’t underestimate the impact you can have within an area being entrusted to you by those in authority. You’ve far more to gain than to lose. Mantra of the month Accept that the one who loves you will one day make you weep.
May 22 – June 21 Someone suggesting that the two of you pursue something worthwhile together will sound convincing. But before you commit, you must discuss all the practicalities involved. Make sure you’re not short-changing those who have assumed you’ll be spending most of your time with them. You don’t want to appear insincere. Mantra of the month When eating fruit, think of whoever planted the tree.
June 22 – July 23 Aspects of your private affairs might be scrutinised by somebody who should know better. Try not to let a Sun-Jupiter opposition on January 5 encourage you to get vengeful. Tell yourself that it’s essential for you to remain dignified and rise above negative thoughts that genuinely do not apply to you. Mantra of the month Better to lose a minute in your life than your life in a minute.
July 24 – August 23 Put everything you’ve got into responsibilities that cannot be ignored any longer. But make time to remind someone special that the two of you can enjoy much together. Make short work of one particular set of tasks, which you’ve always assumed to be more onerous and challenging than is actually the case. Mantra of the month Don’t speak unless you can improve the silence.
August 24 – September 23 As you weigh up the cost of something indulgent and possibly quite luxurious, you may wonder whether it’s worth it. But you must remember you have sacrificed one or two things recently that should have been rightfully yours. So if you can afford to pamper yourself and someone special, it will pay dividends. Mantra of the month Age will not come calling on you alone.
September 24 – October 23 Accept that you’ve been forced to neglect those you love or the place in which you feel at your best. And use Mercury’s tie-up with Venus to remind you of what matters most to you in life. Being conscientious and keen to enhance your reputation is fine. But ask yourself: is the cost becoming too great? Mantra of the month Learn to let go or risk getting dragged along.
October 24 – November 22 At last you can express your views on recent developments within the home or family. However, expect to be challenged by certain people – they’re holding on to opinions you regard as redundant or outdated. Still, you can’t just railroad them into doing whatever you say. Open, honest dialogue is vital. Mantra of the month Don’t assume that thunder is always followed by rain.
November 23 – December 21 Instead of pussyfooting around delicate financial or personal issues, confront them head-on. And prove to those concerned that you’re happy to collaborate in a way that will benefit everybody involved. Trust and transparency are absolute essentials. Anyone who appears divisive should be sidelined from the word go. Mantra of the month Challenge preconceptions before they challenge you.