Wicklow People (Arklow) - - MIND GAMES - by Car­los O’Con­nor

Capricorn De­cem­ber 22 – Jan­uary 20

Are you feel­ing pos­i­tive and dy­namic? You should be. Cre­at­ing a spe­cial at­mos­phere around you is easy. Just be your­self and lis­ten care­fully to what oth­ers need. Get­ting them on­side can make the dif­fer­ence be­tween a smooth or bumpy ride. This is quite an emo­tional time for you and no-one is go­ing to take bets on the out­come. Be your own guide emo­tion­ally. Your Luck: bounc­ing ideas off oth­ers helps you see them more clearly. A small bit of tweak­ing?

Taurus April 21 – May 21

Your head and heart seem in­ter­change­able this week! There’s some con­fu­sion over a de­ci­sion mid­week. Per­haps a short de­lay is bet­ter than rush­ing ahead? Be­ing flex­i­ble and imag­i­na­tive, how­ever, has its ben­e­fits. Want an ad­ven­ture? Well, some­one from the past gets in touch. What do you feel about that? Will you re­ally let a triv­ial mat­ter af­fect your re­ac­tion? Your Luck: Keep your op­tions open, es­pe­cially when it comes to love. Short-term op­tions could be sweet.

Virgo Au­gust 24 – Septem­ber 23

Con­tact with loved ones brings a warm glow. Per­haps you are mak­ing ar­range­ments for the hol­i­day? Are you short of cash? If so, look for nov­elty gifts rather than high-value items. A pic­ture mug or a photo cal­en­dar would be very wel­come. Com­mu­ni­ca­tions could be in­ter­rupted and travel even more an­noy­ing over this pe­riod. Have Plan B ready to reach your des­ti­na­tion. Your Luck: Romance can be some­thing of a hot potato at the week­end. Tread care­fully.

Aquarius Jan­uary 21 – Fe­bru­ary 19

You are in a highly creative and com­mu­nica­tive phase that is due to the New Moon and longterm de­ter­mi­na­tion. Af­ter all, if you can­not show con­fi­dence in a plan your­self, who else will? You may have to go over old ground to make the most of a new pro­ject. Re­trieve what you can and just get on with the rest. See­ing a past dream com­ing alive again is thrilling. Your Luck: Putting two and two to­gether will never make ten but it can move you for­ward.

Gemini May 22 – June 21

Although you may want to spend more time at home this week, this does not bring prac­ti­cal ben­e­fits. In­deed your head seems to be in the clouds for most of it. Not un­til the week­end as Mer­cury the mes­sen­ger ar­rives do you get your head clear. Even then a ro­man­tic meet­ing sets your imag­i­na­tion off again! Get prac­ti­cal mat­ters sorted out. You have a hol­i­day com­ing up! Your Luck: Part­ner­ships of any kind need close at­ten­tion. A work­mate throws up a prob­lem.

Libra Septem­ber 24 – Oc­to­ber 23

A boost to both your con­fi­dence and your cash is likely. With oo­dles of charm at your dis­posal oth­ers are eas­ily im­pressed. In a chatty, fun week, a bright idea shared can be a bright fu­ture for some­one. It may not be you but then you are very much a one for shar­ing. An awk­ward con­ver­sa­tion at the week­end likely con­cerns a fam­ily af­fair. Be hon­est. Your Luck: Get­ting some­thing out in the open may be un­pleas­ant now but brings bet­ter things later.

Pisces Fe­bru­ary 20 – March 20

A few lazy days last week could mean a spurt of ac­tiv­ity this week. Be­ing sharp men­tally and fast phys­i­cally is to your ad­van­tage. Cash that has been held up for some rea­son now starts to flow again. Frus­tra­tion with a sit­u­a­tion at the week­end means hav­ing to curb your com­ments. That is not easy when you need to get things done. There is al­ways to­mor­row, Pisces. Your Luck: Bas­ing any de­ci­sions on the past would be too simple. Delve a lit­tle deeper.

Cancer June 22 – July 22

Ro­man­ti­cally no-one is go­ing to hand you any­thing on a plate. You have to get out and about fish­ing for your­self. The qual­ity of who or what you find will be down to per­sis­tence. The lat­ter part of the week favours ne­go­ti­a­tions, dis­cus­sions and de­ci­sions. Ap­pear at your con­fi­dent best when ap­proach­ing any­one in author­ity. Suc­cess can turn on a phrase or word. Your Luck: Try not to be too pushy but you are al­lowed to show your en­thu­si­asm.

Scorpio Oc­to­ber 24 – Novem­ber 22

With a bit of luck you now find a way to broach a sen­si­tive sub­ject. When you have to refuse a re­quest, do so with grace and kind­ness. There could be a bet­ter time for re­la­tion­ships than now to be hon­est. Even so, be at your charm­ing best. Some­one who you meet on the way up you could also meet on the way down. Avoid get­ting bogged down in past mis­takes. Your Luck: The fu­ture is for you, Scorpio. Just stretch your tal­ents a bit more and sense suc­cess.

Aries March 21 – April 20

Un­til mes­sen­ger Mer­cury turns di­rect at the week­end, take care with com­mu­ni­ca­tions. It would be easy to be mis­un­der­stood, es­pe­cially if oth­ers are not truly lis­ten­ing. This ap­plies most to fi­nances. How­ever, some­one who you meet at the week­end is both fas­ci­nat­ing and stim­u­lat­ing. Maybe your off­hand at­ti­tude in the past has made them hes­i­tate. Your Luck: Avoid be­ing put off by some­one’s ap­pear­ance. They may be the one to get your cre­ativ­ity go­ing again.

Leo July 23 – Au­gust 23

Low en­ergy at times this week takes your spark to ground. Two steps back­wards can be four for­ward, how­ever, if it recharges your bat­tery. By mid­week you need to aim for a firm plan with re­gards to a part­ner. This may not be the time for ac­tion but it does give you the chance to think things through. Cer­tainly some tweaks can make life eas­ier for you in the long run. Your Luck: If you are plan­ning to be with cer­tain peo­ple when the hol­i­day comes, sound them out now!

Sagittarius Novem­ber 23 – De­cem­ber 21

Re­ally in your el­e­ment this week, oth­ers seem strangely drawn to you and your ideas. So if you look­ing for an in­vestor or part­ner, now is your chance. Mid­week the New Moon shines on your com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Mix­ing busi­ness with plea­sure and some good con­ver­sa­tion at the week­end makes Mer­cury proud. As the week­end ap­proaches the ef­fects are felt. Your Luck: Se­crets and lies will out at this time. Cov­er­ing your tracks may be nec­es­sary.

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