If you celebrate your birthday this week:
Your Year Ahead
Your hopes and wishes for the future take priority. This next birthday year finds you busier and more involved with people and projects. Working in a team effort becomes enjoyable, and profitable. Ditto for travel. Jupiter also turns up your ability to co-operate and compromise. As a result, you'll win love or new friendship, and possibly a new mentor as well.
Aries (March 21 - April 20)
Keep your ideas quiet. This is no time to give competitors the edge, nor is it a time for a leap of faith. Despite your impatience to move on, the cosmic line-up discourages hurry. The same goes for your love life - unless you’re a fan of one-night stands.
Taurus (April 21 - May 20)
A mixed week for Taureans. There’s plenty to get on with, and you might even come up with a couple of great ideas. As for putting plans into motion - well, that’s another story. Right now, you’re more inclined to quietly laze the days away. So unlike you.
Gemini (May 21 to June 21)
It’s not a week for jumping to conclusions, or making hasty judgments. You’re being put to the test - so wait until all the facts are known. Neither should you do or say anything that will be seen as a challenge. Not unless you can genuinely rise to it.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22)
The spending spree is over, Cancer - so shred maxed-out credit cards, and then trash. You can blame unashamed advertising all you like for your financial woes, but it’s you who’s taken the bait. Inevitably, the banks now reel in their dues.
Leo (July 23 - August 23)
Expect life to change. Destiny or synchronicity, call it what you like - it’s about to happen. If you have important choices to make, trust your intuition. Do you feel that events seem to be progressing with little input from you? If so, trust the process.
Virgo (August 24 - September 22)
It seems as if the entire population is away with the pixies, and you’re the only one making any sense. Trying to get a flicker of genuine reasoning could be difficult. Either wait until everyone’s back in focus, or pack a bag and disappear to more relaxing surroundings.
Libra (September 23 - October 23)
This is how all weeks should be. For one thing, you’re justifiably brimming with self-confidence - this being the biggest part of any battle won. But just as importantly, most Librans are now surrounded by people they can trust. And you know it.
Scorpio (October 24 - November 22)
Deception’s in the air - so if you feel you’re being misled, you probably are. Trust your instincts and let them guide you away from those charming, but unscrupulous scammers. If turbulent emotions are muddying the scene - steer towards calmer waters.
Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21)
Some of your nearest and dearest may feel confused. Exhausted, too. So gather up loved ones and make this week a team effort. You generally prefer to go solo, but you’ll be surprised at what others can bring to the table. Besides, there’s safety in numbers.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)
Responsibilities feel daunting this week. Everyone else seems to be having fun - while, for you - life presents too much pressure and too little time. Try heeding the advice of an older friend or relative - and try not to take life too seriously. Make time for play.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 18)
Whether single or settled, you now crave a sense of belonging. So if a special relationship has been marred by problems, it’s time to clear the air. More importantly: power down the laptop and ignore the workload. This week, love and compassion should take priority.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
The difference between solitude and loneliness? Solitude is something we feel comfortable with; loneliness is an unwanted experience. The fear of going it alone can lead us towards a destructive relationship, or pursue the wrong direction. Don’t fall into that trap.