Your Year Ahead – Virgo: Don’t worry about the grander issues of life during your birthday month. There are more urgent matters closer to home that require your attention. If your love life’s looking shaky, firm up the foundations. Should a friend or relative request help, offer support, but in a way that allows them to become more independent. Sometimes people just have to do for themselves. Aries (March 21 – April 20) Watch out, Aries, there’s a bad temper about. Someone may be scratching at an old emotional scab or reinforcing a long standing grudge. This may be directed at you, or a loved one. Either way, don’t tip-toe around the problem. Confront the accuser head-on and clear the air. Taurus (April 21 – May 20) You’re in the mood for play. The week whisks many Taureans from their work and plants them in the romantic playground. Indeed, where ever affections are aimed there’s a strong promise of reciprocation. Good news for those starved of requited body warmth. Gemini (May 21 – June 21) This week brings a period of introspection. If you feel vague irritation or anger look within. Perhaps something or someone from your past needs attention? Resolve matters once and for all, and then be willing to discard what’s outworn, and embrace the new. Cancer (June 22 – July 22) The cosmos suggests that what you most want this week is to find the strength and willpower to see you through and achieve what you want. It’s important to come from a place of love and tolerance though, not aggression. Put your fears to rest and you’ll reap richer rewards. Leo (July 23 – August 23) The planets have sudden shifts of mood and energy this week, and so do you. Initially, you may find yourself out of step. If there’s anything important you want to discuss, finalise or organise, leave it until week’s end. You’re less likely to stir up a hornet’s nest. Virgo (August 24 – September 22) You’re not your usual tolerant-self this week Virgo, edging more towards feeling frustrated or irritated. Mostly you stay patient, but we all get a little battle-worn sometimes. Do yourself and all around you a favour: withdraw for a short while. Regroup and recoup. Libra (September 23 – October 23) Not all seems as straight forward as you’d like. Relationships come under fire, with couples or business partnerships having to detour from their usual routine. Basically, its a case of changing direction and seeing what survives the rigours of the week. Scorpio (October 24 – November 22) Scorpios give all when love and nurturing are required. But when there’s no sign of reciprocation watch that table turn. The last thing you need right now is to feel unthanked or unappreciated. Hire a movie, run a hot bath. You’re in no mood for this world. Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) You’ve worked hard with little pay off; so it’s no surprise you feel like the universe owes you. But don’t be tempted by getrich-quick schemes, or hasty hook-ups. The next few weeks focus more on long-term rewards, as well as someone who’s more than just a fling. Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) Capricorn levels of obligation may be running higher than what’s considered healthy. Ask yourself why you’re doing so much. Are you really needed everywhere, or are you just trying to please too many people? This week calls for less stress and more play. Just for now, make fun your priority. Aquarius (January 21 – February 18) Aquarians are born with a candid, forthright nature. This can get you out of all sorts of strife, or drop you right in it. This week, it’s the latter. It’s possible that something you’ve said or done has been misinterpreted. Maybe you’ve even told it straight, but others didn’t want to hear it. Pisces (February 19 – March 20) This week it’s relationships that take priority. You’re ready for a deeper kind of love, Pisces. Long-distance relationships, cross-cultural connections, or just an attraction to someone far from your usual type are all possibilities. Or perhaps you revive a past romance.