Nobody can blame you for wanting to get to grips with practical concerns requiring some investment on your part. That does not mean, however, that you should be expected to bankroll this and other plans while relatives or companions make no contribution themselves. The sooner you raise your objections–politely but firmly–the better.
SCORPIO: 24 OCTOBER - 22 NOVEMBER
Before tackling a delicate issue with a friend or family member, make sure you’ve checked the facts. It would be all too easy to create shock waves by misinterpreting what has been said, or misquoting the other person concerned. Mercury opposing Uranus warns against initiating a potentially touchy discussion at a whim. Preparedness is everything.
SAGITTARIUS: 23 NOVEMBER - 21 DECEMBER
At first, you might not like being part of a group of like-minded people planning an event or trip. You’ll think you’d prefer your own company and nobody else’s. After further consideration, however, you’ll realise you get far more out of it by being sociable, which could be the theme for the entire month.
CAPRICORN: 22 DECEMBER - 20 JANUARY
Drawn though you might be to an ambitious project, you’ll gradually become aware of the many responsibilities and irritations as well as the benefits. You must weigh these up very carefully as a Sun-Saturn clash is warning you not to assume you can enhance your reputation without putting in an enormous amount of effort.
Exciting journeys or ventures will appeal enormously. But you won’t be able to entirely abandon some professional or financial issues on which you must have a say. It’s important, therefore, that you let everyone know that you’re never far away and that you certainly don’t expect them to make key decisions in your absence.
PISCES: 20 FEBRUARY - 20 MARCH
Exploring new ideas will strengthen your intellectual or emotional resources. However, you must listen when a colleague or confidante hints that you’re becoming slightly obsessive. Knowing when to exercise self-restraint to avoid being a crashing bore is crucial. You could also distract yourself by concentrating on areas in which you could make money.
ARIES: 21 MARCH - 20 APRIL
Important matters need to be discussed with a partner or loved one. Make a start before mid-October, when the Sun’s tie-up with Jupiter could help you collect your thoughts and express them in a clear and considerate manner. You have no doubt avoided this kind of confrontation in the past and mustn’t do so again.
TAURUS: 21 APRIL - 21 MAY
Long-held doubts and fears about your abilities within a particular field mustn’t be allowed to plague you any longer. Somebody influential will set you a challenge to which you must rise. In doing so, you’ll display the best version of yourself. Once you begin to have faith in your talents, everybody else will.
Putting all your energies into run-of-the-mill tasks and duties will achieve a great deal and bring peace of mind. You must also, however, have the time and space in which to indulge yourself in a way that’s rarely possible. An invitation or suggestion coming your way from 4 October onwards must be taken very seriously indeed.
CANCER: 22 JUNE - 23 JULY
Once you’ve unearthed and processed sensitive material, you must refuse to let it impinge on your closest relationship. Try to remember that the past has been and gone and that whatever is occurring between yourself and this special individual is what counts. There’s such a thing as probing too deeply and regretting it soon afterwards.
LEO: 24 JULY - 23 AUGUST
The feeling of being put upon is unlikely to go away, especially with Pluto antagonising Venus. But don’t protest too vigorously. Instead, communicate your concerns to whoever is involved and make it clear you would like the two of you to work together to improve the situation. Being collaborative rather than defensive is the answer.
VIRGO: 24 AUGUST - 23 SEPTEMBER
Recent events have given rise to some existential anxiety in others, and perhaps in yourself. Be open to information arriving, quite unexpectedly, from unusual sources and be prepared to wander into unfamiliar territory. This phase in your life brings learning so that you can come to terms with and accept some of the big, unanswered questions.