2012 is in the stars WILLIAM SMITH
Turns his gaze to the year ahead
health and energy may be at a low ebb. Ease off the pressure if you have been driving yourself too hard lately. Cultivate a more leisurely approach and you’ll soon be feeling refreshed.
This new year really activates you and could mark a sudden change of routine. A challenge could be the making of you. Success springs from your inventive or creative capacities, since your mind and your imagination are so well in sync.
Your careful handling of family situations will endear you to those in need of advice and aid. Your sympathy and understanding sets the good example and will serve to strengthen domestic relationships. Put everything right step by step.
Intimacy now comes under favourable auguries. A new heart interest could be yours to savour if you are eligible. The accent is on affection, hopefully on lasting love, and togetherness – and the onus is on you to initiate action.
Anticipate getting increased scope for savouring life’s lighter moments. Make time to enjoy pleasant journeys and fresh scenes. Renewing contact with people who have been out of your orbit could be terrific. You take pride in the power of your mind. Instinctively analytical and critical, you are adept at finding practical answers to vital questions. Idealistic and perfectionist, you set impossibly high standards. Every thought and action is well-considered because you are discriminating and believe time and energy must serve useful purposes. You are often overly fussy and faddish – neatness and tidiness are all-important.
In matters of the heart, you are rather detached and must try to be warmer. You are more interested in the psychology of love than in the physical aspect of it; and yet your admirers find you to be charming and cultured. Your ever- present curiosity renders you subtly flirtatious.
You must embrace a health programme. A shake-up, concerning diet and exercise, will do you a world of good.
Let your per- sonality and ability, and the manner in which you tackle tasks and problems, be your banners. You can inspire respect by putting the best of yourself on show. Responsibility, power and rewards must be your goals.
Good family relationships make this a cheerful and stimulating year; creating an air of collaboration which ought to result in significantly better domestic arrangements.
If you are married, or in a steady relationship, you will find the interaction between yourself and your sweetheart is becoming more satisfying. Gear yourself for a significant uplift in your romantic fortunes if eligible.
It seems that the more active you are, the more you will enjoy yourself. All the more so if you are involved in sporting pursuits. Weigh in with a thoroughly upbeat attitude. Expanded confidence makes you a winner. Charming and appealing, you know how to use your charisma to personal advantage. You are ambitious yet modest, and adept at projecting innocence when it suits you. You strive for balance and harmony in your life and surroundings – tend to see every side of an argument or situation and have the necessary tact to smooth over troubles. A born diplomat, you go out of your way to avoid friction – yet you are quick to react whenever you feel you are being hard done by. Because you are stylish and elegant, you attract plenty of romantic attention – are insecure on your own and function best when you are ensconced in a solid relationship with an adoring and reliable partner. You need to have a well-organised life in order to be happy.
You must improve your way of living, and should take the necessary steps to ensure yourself of sound health, both physically and emotionally.
This is an appropriate time for defining and furthering your ambitions. Do not fret if things seem to be pedestrian,
as unusual opportunities are heading in your direction. You will have to make some decisions.
Your concern for your loved ones is becoming warmer. Your helpful manner is certain to strengthen close relationships. Place vital family matters on your agenda because you can sort them out.
You could find yourself being drawn into a wider social circle and that could be conducive to a new love match, assuming you are free to flirt and date. However, be prepared to withstand petty gossip from rivals.
Your resolve to break out of existing routines begins to gather strength, and you will prosper after you free yourself from certain ties. This is a great time to embark on studies or training with a view to uplifting yourself. Intellectually and emotionally, you are complex. Your immense determination and intense desires rule your thoughts and actions. Blessed with endurance, you cope admirably with life’s challenges. You are also frequently stubborn and can resist even the strongest forces when you decide to dig in and get things done your way. Your moral courage cannot be questioned. Your fighting instinct is swiftly aroused – especially when you are on the defensive. Extraordinarily intuitive and introspective, you successfully probe the depths of the thoughts and feelings of those who share your surroundings. As a lover you are deeply passionate and demonstrative in private, do not like public displays of affection, and prefer to maintain an aura of mystery.
Welcome a revitalising period health- wise. Extremely good health is indicated if you exercise common sense in daily living. If you are suffering from a long drawn-out ailment, you will begin to feel it clearing up.
View this as a fortunate time to earn and gain money more easily; both individually and in partnership. You have some good ideas and must put them to practical use. Plan and pursue novel money-making activities. You are blessed with an outgoing nature which assures you popularity and soci al success. Imbued with a breadth of vision and a philosophical outlook, you think and plan expansively. You are impressively adept and versatile when it comes to work and are precise in action thanks to your swift comprehension of situations. You know the importance of balancing work and play – love open-air activities, enjoy sport and like to take the occasional gamble. You connect easily with animals and look after pets well. Your excellent foresight is a success factor in your relationships. You are tolerant and forgiving yet not above passing insulting remarks without thinking – but at least you are honest in doing so.
The road to super health and happiness, for they are certainly well-linked, is open to you, but you should by now be in the mood to embark upon it. Programme yourself to cultivate a sensible lifestyle.
The prevailing pattern is favourable, indicating an optimistic and expansive outlook. This is a good time to create a solid foundation on which to base future achievements. Get your priorities in order.
Enhanced insight and understanding concerning domestic life put you in a good position to resolve current dilemmas in your home. You are reasoning cleverly and expressing yourself smartly. Your appropriate advice will prove effective.
Even if you are not planning any special trips, you may still find that events take you away from familiar surroundings and land you in enjoyable company. If heart-free, there is a hint of new romance connected with a journey.
Invest in spiritual rejuvenation – especially if your feelings need to be healed or if you are seeking answers to worries. Regular meditation will renew you and encourage you to make something better of yourself and your life. You are geared to gain recognition and high honours; are practical, industrious and productive day in and day out in your quest to reach the top in your occupation. Sincerely believing work is the best medicine, you seldom allow romance or pleasure to occupy too much time and energy. However, you are apt to put materialistic aspirations before the happiness of your loved ones – although you take good care of your family's needs, you sometimes tend to starve them of good old-fashioned affection. You are not above periodically working yourself and those in your charge to the point of exhaustion. You do have your lighter moments – can be romantic, charming and amusing, and quite humorous when socialising.
Get into a health- enhancing routine that includes daily outdoor activity and an improved diet. These are the priorities to which you must commit. Shed bad habits, and adopt new standards of living.
You are now functioning on a more down- toearth level. The material things of life take on greater importance. Your attitude towards money, possessions and career is undergoing a revival. You are intent on gaining stability.
It is up to you to set the example in your family circle. By increasing your efforts, you will get others to stir themselves. A super year to focus on bringing domestic matters to satisfactory conclusions.
There is more than a hint of increased contentment if you are married or in a settled relationship. Understanding You are such an enigma that you are sometimes hard to define – can be sociable and kind one moment and aloof and distant the next instant. You are usually objective and dutiful and then again can be detached and rebellious. You are apt to spring surprises or shocks because you are unpredictable. Essentially an individualist, you can operate successfully within a team or a group and not lose your identity. Blessed with a fine intellect and a colourful imagination, you are innovative and original – so adept in producing fresh and outstanding work. Although you are capable of deep affection, you are not romantic as a rule and can only enjoy physical affinity with a mate who inspires you in the intellectual and spiritual senses.
The demands on your energy have been high. So you may be depleted and you are advised to adopt an easier pace or get away from your usual routines. Some peace and quiet should work wonders.
There is a special focus on the longer term. You should be working with future security firmly in mind. Soundlybased investments are your safeguards. Do it now if you wish to make some sort of financial claim.
A pleasant ambience characterises domestic life. Give attention to your home. Improving your abode will help your financial status by increasing its value. You should strike it lucky if you are seeking better accommodation.
Affairs of the heart are under favourable attention. Emotional problems can be easily sorted out. If eligible, close ties of affection could swiftly develop. It is necessary for both sides to be open and honest.
Enjoy friendships and social pleasures. Balance your workaday pursuits with outdoor activities or visits to the theatre, hinging on your particular taste. Life is often a serious business but it must be lively and entertaining as well. You live in your world of dreams and, being intuitive and creative, manage to make many of your aims, hopes and wishes come true. Your feelings are always hyperactive – boosting your spirits one moment and plunging you down into the dumps the next instant. Laughter and tears come easily to you since your emotions colour your thoughts and reactions. Blessed with a good imagination, you are artistic and creative. Also alluring and impressionable, your journey through life is romantic and dramatic. Extremely aware and highly sensitive, nothing much escapes your notice although you are sometimes cagey in reacting to people and situations. You are sympathetic and generous but selfpity and self-mockery come easily.
Your best policy is to balance work and relaxation. Embrace a routine that keeps you refreshed. Make time to spend with your family and pets. It is important to know when to switch off apropos business.
A good trend is detected in your area of money and income and this looks like advancing your financial fortunes. You may be amazed to find how inventive you can be when it comes to making money. Luck also has a bearing on your efforts.
Conversations with your relatives are sure to be useful. A congenial ambience lends itself to repairing rifts in your family. Lead the way with a big smile and good deeds. Focus on bridging the various generation gaps.
News you receive focuses on the theme of love. Do not be surprised if a secret admirer suddenly comes to your attention. If in a steady relationship, the onus is on you to renew your commitment to it. Love needs to be refreshed.
Some peace and quiet will work wonders for your physical vitality and give you a chance to get things in perspective from the emotional aspect. Regular periods of cogitation and meditation will keep you in excellent shape.