Fairlady - - CONTENTS - By An­gela Barry

Li­bra 23 Sept – 22 Oct

You have full, unadul­ter­ated per­mis­sion to make this a #MeFirst month. It’s time, and you’ve earned it. Given that no­body should ex­pect too much of you over this pe­riod, there’s ev­ery ex­cuse to van­ish into seclu­sion, con­sider lofty ideals, craft lin­ger­ing dreams and, essen­tially, take a step back. Your peo­ple are quite able to cope with­out Li­bran level-head­ed­ness for a bit, so lose the guilt.

Aquar­ius 20 Jan – 18 Feb

Be less in­vested in the out­come, and adopt a shrug-it-off ap­proach. This may be at odds with your hu­man­i­tar­ian self, but un­der­stand­ing when to let go is as wise as know­ing when to hold on. Some things aren’t go­ing ac­cord­ing to plan, and that’s okay. Hap­pily, the angst felt now will melt faster than ice-cream cones left pool­ing in the car. (That’s your cue to laugh.)

Gem­ini 21 May – 20 Jun

Your en­ergy re­serves seem un­can­nily in­ex­haustible, even though you’re con­vinced they’re not. What­ever mys­te­ri­ous juju is pranc­ing in your or­bit, it works – so take ad­van­tage of it and tackle as much as you can be­fore you slow back down to a brisk can­ter. Con­nec­tions prove ben­e­fi­cial too, as do wor­thy causes. It doesn’t get bet­ter than this.

Scor­pio 23Oct–2 1N ov

You tend to­wards in­tu­ition rather than logic. Us­ing that to your ad­van­tage serves a solid pur­pose dur­ing this as­sertive blip on your per­sonal growth cal­en­dar. Ob­serve cir­cum­stances care­fully, and con­sider how you feel about them. Good? Bad? So-so? Your gut knows best at the mo­ment, so utilise it wisely. With prac­tice, you might find de­ci­sion-mak­ing be­comes a cinch.

Pisces 19 Feb – 20 Mar

Ap­ply­ing the maxim ‘nei­ther a bor­rower nor a lender be’ isn’t go­ing to work for you since you’re con­stantly gush­ing en­ergy into good works and res­cu­ing peo­ple with lit­tle hope (or ex­pec­ta­tion) of any­thing in re­turn. Per­haps you could take a break, just for a wee while? The uni­verse has re­wards in store, but while you’re busy fix­ing the world you could blink and miss them. Step back, and wait…

Can­cer 21 Jun – 22 Jul

Easy, tiger. The world may seem more bleak than bling at times, but a dose of your over-the-top op­ti­mism will work won­ders. In your case, the usual caveat ap­plies: ‘do unto oth­ers what you would have done unto you.’ Be­ing out­ra­geously com­pas­sion­ate has ben­e­fits, par­tic­u­larly in re­la­tion­ships, which could use a shake-up. Be your best per­son – we all need you.

Sagit­tar­ius 22 Nov – 21 Dec

Bruises and bumps aside, you’re mo­sey­ing along nicely; your jour­ney is giv­ing you plenty to chew on, new con­nec­tions to make and op­tions. Un­til now, cir­cum­stances weren’t al­ways your cup of chai – but that’s changed, al­beit tem­po­rar­ily. Gather up your in­born tenac­ity and strength of pur­pose to com­plete projects, par­tic­u­larly the ones you’ve been hop­ing will go away. They won’t.

Aries 21 Mar – 19 Apr

Flick­ers of an­noy­ance aside, you’re get­ting on rea­son­ably well re­la­tion­ship-wise. Learn­ing to com­mu­ni­cate diplo­mat­i­cally at work is the ticket to get­ting what you want, so shift from boss mode to team sup­porter. It’s easy, once that pesky ego is out of the way. You will start to thrive in a cushy, co­op­er­a­tive en­vi­ron­ment, and every­body will still love you, as they al­ways do.

Leo 23 Jul – 22 Aug

It’s bor­ing, but checks and bal­ances now save headaches later. Adult­ing on a shoe­string bud­get is irk­some, and you would prob­a­bly rather watch Net­flix re­runs. Diaris­ing an ad­min day, sort­ing out sum­mer clothes and fix­ing tax nig­gles might sound moun­tain­ous (and mo­not­o­nous!), but imag­ine the sense of re­lief once it’s done…

Capri­corn 22 Dec – 19 Jan

You know you’re un­beat­able in the right frame of mind, but a lack of con­fi­dence of­ten trips you up. Thank­fully, be­ing aware of this in­ner trash-talk is a win­ning way to pre­vent ail­ing self-be­lief from scup­per­ing cher­ished ideals or dare-I-even-think-about-it dreams. But be­fore you em­bark on what­ever you fancy, know that there’s a chance of fal­ter­ing at the fin­ish line – that way, you won’t.

Tau­rus 20 Apr – 20 May

Down­time? When? Well, that’s up to you. But if you don’t, ex­pect at least a smoul­der­ing burnout – sooner rather than later. Stern warn­ings aside, let’s face it: even the most tena­cious Tau­rean needs a break from mun­dan­ity, par­tic­u­larly in the build-up to year-end. In­vest in self-care as a mat­ter of course. There’s no bet­ter way to spend your hard-earned cash.

Virgo 23 Aug – 22 Sept

How do you do it? Beaver­ing away with min­i­mal fuss and max­i­mum out­put? Clearly, your se­cret weapon is a great at­ti­tude. By tak­ing lows on the chin and ac­cept­ing that highs don’t last, you’ll find an easy equi­lib­rium that most would pay top dol­lar to achieve. Bear that in mind if the wash­ing ma­chine im­plodes next week… What­ever hap­pens, you’ve got this.

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