Virgo 23 Aug – 22 Sept
Going it alone could have less-than-ideal results, but only because your ability to be flexible needs testing. Funny how that works – just when you’d rather do your bit alone, along comes that guy from accounts or that girl from book club, and suddenly you’re having to deal with someone else’s bright ideas. That's okay – you’ve got this. Future rewards are just lessons wrapped up as people.
Capricorn 22 Dec – 19 Jan
Relationships season a jam-packed menu, bringing both joy and complexity to your general outlook. Close partnerships always benefit from an overhaul, particularly after mid-year, so push energy into the connections that are for keeps. This may mean shifting from being right to not-so-right or compromising for the sake of peace. But it’s worth it in the end – really.
Taurus 20 Apr – 20 May
You’re back to boring – and that’s where you need to be, for sanity’s sake. Eschewing wild adventures for soup and slipper socks may be your saving grace, energy-wise, at the tail end of a stressful winter season. Bulk up on soothing self-talk and calming comms with happy people – spontaneous risks and leaps into the unknown happen later. Be content.
Libra 23 Sept – 22 Oct
Creative inspiration comes from the most unexpected places. You could be staring out to sea or twisting knots in your hair when that aha moment strikes. Try angling for more of those now. Navel-gazing is a must. Enjoy several scattered periods of doing nothing at all, which always calms the heart, eases anxiety and potentially leads to the Next Big Thing on your personal journey. Lovely.
Aquarius 20 Jan – 18 Feb
Plodding is infinitely more satisfying than pleasure at this point, purely because there’s more on your plate than anybody can comfortably handle. Tick off what’s done, then boldly go on, one step at a time, punctuating periods of frenetic activity with long stretches of shut-eye and plenty of greens. There’s magic in these manic moments, but you’re forgiven for any potential moodiness.
Gemini 21 May – 20 Jun
The test of true power is liking, or at least accepting, what you see in the mirror. Surreptitious digs at yourself erode self-confidence, leading you to the very stuff you were trying to avoid, like so-so jobs and blah relationships. Make this month a phoenix one: rise each morning with gratitude and focus on finding one thing that’s good about being you. It won’t be difficult.
Scorpio 23 Oct – 21 Nov
Learning the ropes is naturally going to be more daunting than resting on your laurels. You know that because you’ve been there – we all have. But if not now, when? Be available for training courses, new hobbies, one-off experiences and round-table discussions. Ultimately, your contributions will make the world a better place. And you like being part of a winning team anyway.
Pisces 19 Feb – 20 Mar
Being told to ‘relax’ almost always has the opposite effect as there’s sometimes an underlying criticism of how you’re handling a bad hair day. When next this happens, consider it advice (and take it with a pinch of salt). Your inner voice is bristling to be heard, so avoid influential types who persuade with jolly suggestions. You decide what’s best – you’re more than capable, despite fears to the contrary.
Cancer 21 Jun – 22 Jul
A little #mefirst attitude won’t go amiss, despite your reluctance to ruffle feathers. With just a soupçon of your charm and amiable demeanour you shouldn’t have trouble getting people to fall in with your plans, or at least leave you to hack along with single-minded focus. This is the time to spotlight your skills rather than fade diplomatically into the muddy waters of group effort.
Sagittarius 22 Nov – 21 Dec
Money worries? No sweat. You’re either winging it with a windfall or busting for a new budget; either way, the rands and cents are taking centre stage. It may be time for an investment shake-up or a long, sobering debt rethink. Your logical bits are firing on all cylinders, so detecting the best solutions is a cinch. Getting on top of it now brings peace of mind later, as Mama always said.
Aries 21 Mar – 19 Apr
Upscaling your worth sets the tone for a new and improved you – and it’s much less of a slog than you might think. A benevolent energy makes skills-building and networking a walk in the park for a change (thankfully!) but the proviso is obvious: take advantage of any opportunity that is tossed in your direction. There is gain without pain, but you still need to be in it to win it!
Leo 23 Jul – 22 Aug
‘The world is too much with us,’ said William Wordsworth, and in your current state, ne’er a truer word was penned. Feeling spent and a tad frazzled, you’re on a learning curve that is fattening you up for potential lean times ahead. Whatever challenges may arise, you’ll cope. The trick is to believe this with every ounce of your being – the rest is easy.