Achieving results in areas that others have viewed with some scepticism will be gratifying. However, be humble about your achievements as it’s easy to play into the hands of cynics who resent your success and like the idea of tarnishing your reputation whenever possible.
SAGITTARIUS: 23 NOVEMBER - 21 DECEMBER
Some may think you should be tackling mundane work or responsibilities, but they fail to see that part of you that desperately wants to engage your creative and innovative streak. Does this mean you i tend to ignore the practical side of life altogether? No. But you certainly won’t become a slave to convention.
CAPRICORN: 22 DECEMBER - 20 JANUARY
Although your strength and determination will be much admired, you mustn’t run the risk of coming across as too single-minded for your own good. You’re facing a situation in which it would be helpful to prove that you know when to make compromises and that people are allowed to do things their way.
AQUARIUS: 21 JANUARY - 19 FEBRUARY
Long-awaited remedies for home or family issues will appear out of the blue. Be alert around 12 November, when a full moon highlights the domestic section of your chart and you are able to view even the most complicated issue with great clarity. Just don’t allow opportunities to slip through your fingers through lack of attention.
Travel or potentially fruitful meetings could be hampered. But don’t blame those striving to keep things running smoothly for you. Adopt a philosophical attitude to hitches and hold-ups, and keep promising yourself that in the second half of the month, you’ll accomplish all you’ve set out to do.
ARIES: 21 MARCH - 20 APRIL
Someone with whom you normally share closeness, bordering on intimacy, will become distant and unfriendly. Don’t overreact. Instead, be patient and tolerant; ignore slights or insults, and trust that this relationship is worth too much for any party to allow it to disintegrate simply because of difficult cicumstances.
TAURUS: 21 APRIL - 21 MAY
The misuse of power and influence is to be avoided, especially with Mars confronting Pluto. While you should try to persuade others to see your way of thinking, you should avoid using tactics that are deemed unethical. As the month progresses, you must do your best to appeal for their support.
GEMINI: 22 MAY - 21 JUNE
If a partner or loved one fails to support your views, put it down to experience. And don’t allow it to wear down your confidence. By pursuing your goals completely independently of anyone else, you’ll go up in the estimation of those whose opinions count.
Don’t panic as certain individuals lean on you when they’re at their most vulnerable. With Venus entering a caring section of your chart followed by the Sun, you needn’t worry about failing to live up to expectations. Just make sure, however, that what starts out as a one-off act of charity doesn’t become a permanent liability.
LEO: 24 JULY - 23 AUGUST
Initially, you’ll be inclined to tackle a challenging set-up imaginatively. Fortunately, a confidante or ally will insist that it’s time for a pragmatic approach if you’re to achieve the best outcome. But remember: This is a temporary phase, so it’s important not to let your vital spark of creativity fade altogether.
VIRGO: 24 AUGUST - 23 SEPTEMBER
Perhaps not everyone will understand why you’ve become keen to indulge friends or family members at a point when you have so many obligations to deal with. Rather than trying to explain, continue with what seems right to you and soon, you’ll see the positive results of your efforts.
LIBRA: 24 SEPTEMBER - 23 OCTOBER
Take care not to escalate misunderstandings over much of what you have and own. It will be hard to get crucial messages across, at least until 20 November, when Mercury ends its three-week retrograde phase. Those concerned will be as keen as you are—maybe even more so—to seal deals that are mutually beneficial.