Wicklow People (West Edition) - - MIND GAMES - By Car­los O’Con­nor


Oc­to­ber 24 – Novem­ber 22

There may be many thoughts buzzing around your head con­cern­ing home, work and re­la­tion­ships. Some­one may be ask­ing you to take in too much. You re­ally should tell them. Al­ways falling in with oth­ers’ wishes may make them de­pen­dant. That’s not what is best for you if you have things you want to do and places to go. Your Luck: Be­ing com­pletely hon­est is not al­ways easy, es­pe­cially where friends and fam­ily are con­cerned. Even so, don’t breed frus­tra­tion.


Fe­bru­ary 20 – March 20

When a plan gets the go-ahead you will need lots of en­ergy. Start to­day by watching your diet and get­ting some ex­er­cise. Au­tumn is here and you should pre­pare for win­ter. Slow walks and ex­cit­ing ob­ser­va­tions take you away from your stress. Those in author­ity must see you cool and in charge. A re­ac­tion may be dis­ap­point­ing but turns on its head next week. Your Luck: Be ready to lis­ten and make com­pro­mises. That is, as long as they do not set your teeth on edge!

Can­cer June 22 – July 22

Mov­ing ahead in your per­sonal and so­cial life can be tricky, but a spe­cial ef­fort this week brings par­tic­u­lar suc­cess. There still seems to be some neg­a­tiv­ity around you. If it won’t go, then step away from it your­self. Get­ting out and chat­ting to oth­ers will give you a more bal­anced pic­ture. A fresh look at what’s go­ing on around you could give the in­cen­tive for change. Your Luck: A week­end meet­ing could be a spring­board for mov­ing ahead. Be­lieve in your­self!

Sagit­tar­ius Novem­ber 23 – De­cem­ber 21

A great deal of for­ward think­ing and charm are in­volved in your suc­cess this week. If there is some­thing that you want, don’t try to bully, bribe or guilt-trip any­one. Cash flow can be er­ratic and stop you in your tracks. Frus­trat­ing. Have pa­tience. Think of ways around any block­age of am­bi­tion. This is not ex­actly an un­lucky pe­riod and you may well get what you ask for. Your Luck: Seem to be win­ning at last? Don’t ap­pear smug or cocky. Give thanks where they are due.


March 21 – April 20

Feel­ing un­pre­dictable and edgy? Are oth­ers fail­ing to re­spond to your needs? Could a change in your at­ti­tude have some­thing to do with it? Un­fair, isn’t it, when folk ex­pect you to al­ways be the one who com­pro­mises and seeks peace? The usu­ally soft view has to change when there is some­thing to be done. If be­ing pushy isn’t work­ing for you, though, try an­other tac­tic. Your Luck: It’s not a sign of weak­ness to ask oth­ers to help and com­pro­mise. Bring out that charm!


July 23 – Au­gust 23

Well, you can re­ally get fired up, can’t you? Those around you can be sur­prised at a sud­den change in mood. As you’re seen to be bullish, oth­ers may back away. If that’s what you want, fine. Even so, those of a gen­tler na­ture may be tempted to run. There is some­one close to you who needs more sup­port than you cur­rently of­fer. Why not try to give it to them? Your Luck: This week­end be kinder to your­self and oth­ers. The change in sea­sons of­ten brings a change in moods.

Capri­corn De­cem­ber 22 – Jan­uary 20

Both at work and home, this is a week to roll out the charm. Should you speak up if you see some­thing be­ing done badly? Noth­ing is likely to stop you, is it? Still, try to make those in­volved think that any so­lu­tion came from them and not from you. Where egos are in­volved, tread care­fully. There’s no logic in some­one when they feel ut­ter frus­tra­tion. Your Luck: Your best es­cape right now is art and mu­sic. How long is it since you put those ear­phones in or went to a gallery?

Tau­rus April 21 – May 21

Af­ter busy times and a per­sonal strug­gle, en­ergy could be low this week. In­stead of giv­ing all of your time to oth­ers, give more to your­self. Go for that walk, read that book, have a mas­sage, spend time lis­ten­ing to mu­sic, whatever is aimed at restor­ing your bal­ance and bring­ing you back in touch with your spirit. By the week­end you could see a break­through on a per­sonal mat­ter. Your Luck: De­ci­sions should be made in a calm and con­sid­ered way. Don’t let any­one nag you.


Au­gust 24 – Septem­ber 23

Al­though you see the re­wards ahead that your hard work will bring, you start to lose in­cen­tive and en­ergy. Be­ing well known for burn­ing the can­dle at both ends so­cially, this is not sur­pris­ing. Still, pull up those socks and push ahead. This is not a time for sit­ting around and pon­der­ing the world. Get out there and stay a part of it. What are the op­tions? Your Luck: Get your en­ergy from re­al­is­ing the re­wards ahead. Al­though they are wait­ing, a large push is needed.

Aquar­ius Jan­uary 21 – Fe­bru­ary 19

Hav­ing trou­ble con­vinc­ing some­one to see things your way? Put your­self in their shoes and con­sider how you would like to be ap­proached. In the end you may have to try some­thing new. How­ever, there are el­e­ments of your plan that are very de­sir­able, aren’t there? A fi­nal push is on the cards. Don’t push so hard, though, that it makes them move away. Your Luck: Try not to gos­sip or to let go of in­for­ma­tion that may be cru­cial at a later date. Stay sharp mid­week.

Gem­ini May 22 – June 21

In a con­fus­ing and in­creas­ingly stress­ful world you may feel like bury­ing your­self in a warm cor­ner. Nice thought, but it’s im­pos­si­ble, isn’t it? Re­lieve ten­sions at the mo­ment by delv­ing into your so­cial life with a bit more en­thu­si­asm. Of course you feel lethar­gic and un­in­ter­ested. That’s where bad habits start to form. Once out and about you will redis­cover your­self. Your Luck: There’s so much sup­port and laugh­ter wait­ing for you – just what you need right now.


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