Discussions about how much you’re expected to support loved ones cannot be delayed any longer. Make sure you allow a Mercury-Uranus connection to help you state your views on the matter without seeming mean and penny-pinching. Others might be surprised there’s a limit to how much you can help them, but they must face facts.
Pisces: 20 February - 20 March
Quite rightly, you’ll feel pleased with yourself for having developed some splendid ideas. However, if you talk about them endlessly, everyone will tire of listening. So give your plans a greater chance of success by saying little about them until they’re well under way. A certain person loves the kind of surprises you often produce.
Aries: 21 March - 20 April
Accept that a recurring dread or concern must be confronted head-on; refuse to go along with the suggestion that you should ignore it. Revisit the situation and sift through the facts until you’re convinced you’ve nothing to fear. One individual can be of enormous help.
Taurus: 21 April - 21 May
Not everyone will agree with your plans involving foreign shores or individuals you barely know. But don’t be dissuaded from broadening your horizons after a period during which you felt forced to do the same old thing. Find the courage to respond to fresh breezes about to blow in your direction.
Gossip or misinformation revolving around your profession or reputation will prove irritating, but it needn’t be a deal-breaker as far as important negotiations are concerned. With Mercury retrograde from mid-February for three weeks or so, you must rise above the actions of mischief-makers who are not powerful enough to stop you in your tracks.
Cancer: 22 June - 23 July
Heed the warnings of someone suggesting you’re talking in a rather cavalier way. You’ll know you’re putting on a front to avoid letting your nervousness show. But at least make it obvious that you’re aware of how things could go wrong and you’re taking the necessary steps to ensure that any fallout will be minimal.
Leo: 24 July - 23 August
Much as you might want to bring vim and vigour to a joint project, you should curb your enthusiasm in front of loved ones. Yes, it will be gratifying to be perceived as a magnanimous human being, but you wouldn’t want to deal in broken promises. Before making grand-sounding statements, be sure of your ground.
Virgo: 24 August - 23 September
Have you been waiting too long to tackle a delicate or difficult topic? If so, it’s because you’ve wanted to appear sensible and thoughtful. But you can’t afford to be seen as someone who indulges in pussy-footing around. You’re reaching a point where you really must feel brave enough to say what needs to be said.
You’re right to adopt a conscientious attitude towards your commitments to the home or family. However, in the second half of February, a Jupiter-Neptune link might persuade you to become so self-sacrificing that nothing else matters apart from the well-being of others. And that isn’t true. You count for something too.
Scorpio: 24 October - 22 November
People will invite you to participate with them in something that smacks of freedom and daring. But you must be able to trust them and their judgment. It should feel as though they want you to be enriched by the experience. But if you have any doubts about their intentions or motivations, you must steer clear.
Sagittarius: 23 November - 21 December
A touch of luxury you bring to an occasion meant to be enjoyed by all may be perceived as a waste of money. Pluto tussling with Venus towards the end of the month means you must be sure you can justify your spending. Bickering about finances can be demoralising, but somebody’s on your case. Be prepared.
Capricorn: 22 December – 20 January
Try not to be irritated by those wanting you to remain calm with regard to certain activities. You’ll want to be where the action is during the coming weeks, but that’s no reason to take chances on unfamiliar territory. And there is one rather structured area of your life that really does deserve your attention.