24 JULY – 23 AUGUST
No matter how adaptable you are regarding your career or ongoing commitments, you may resent having to conform to somebody else’s guidelines. Rather than rebel, present your own plans and prove you can operate in an entirely safe and reliable way. You might be surprised at just how many like-minded individuals follow your example.
24 AUGUST – 23 SEPTEMBER
Once you accept that you’re obliged to contribute to a shared venture, you might as well give it your all. Be prepared to add creative, inspired touches to the proceedings even if they come at a price. You need to let everybody see that you’re determined to have the whole thing benefit whomever is involved.
24 OCTOBER – 22 NOVEMBER
Although you don’t want to go back on your word, you’ll need to tweak suggestions you’ve made to a partner or loved one. You seem to have been carried away with one particular scheme or dream that’s starting to become totally impracticable. Start talking sooner rather than later to minimise damage.
22 DECEMBER – 20 JANUARY
Having sought advice from peers or workmates, you may be disappointed with the outcome. But it shouldn’t take you long to discover that the person who plays a major role in your private life has the best counsel to offer you, so it pays to listen. Don’t hesitate to ask for what you want and act on what you’re told.
20 FEBRUARY – 20 MARCH
Not far away is the source of a great deal of information that you’ll need in the next few weeks. So it’s important for you to accept that you don’t have all the resources required for you to manage a complex idea singlehandedly. It would be a pity to allow pride to hamper your potential success.
24 SEPTEMBER – 23 OCTOBER
You’ll realise just how much impact others have had as you reflffect on your status or reputation. To capitalise on all they’ve done, take up their suggestions. Mercury and Venus changing signs will smooth your path and give you access to the right people at the right time. The rest is up to you. Being inventive and artistic will pay dividends.
23 NOVEMBER – 21 DECEMBER
Choose your words carefully as you broach delicate matters with those going through a sensitive phase. With the Sun challenging Uranus, you could sound judgemental. These people need to know you want what’s best for them, even when they’ve gone slightly off the rails. Don’t leave them feeling shamed in any way.
21 JANUARY – 19 FEBRUARY
Those harbouring secrets should realise that you’ll dig deep when you find out what’s going on. And with Mars confronting Jupiter and Pluto, you could become uncharacteristically aggressive. Note, though, that empathetic enquiry would offer you the best chance of unearthing what you need to know.
21 MARCH – 20 APRIL
Close your ears to anybody suggesting you’ve been overindulgent or that you’ve chosen to play harder than you’ve worked. You’ll easily make up for any areas of responsibility that haven’t been given your usual attention. You’ll also find the right words and attitude to show your critics that they’re out of line.
21 APRIL – 21 MAY
If, as is likely, you need to restructure elements of your personal, family or home life, you should do so before mid-August. You’ll need to be quite assertive when describing your plans to whomever else is involved. And if you leave it for too long, you’ll create unnecessary anxiety in those impacted by what you’re doing.
22 MAY – 21 JUNE
Take care not to revert to the state of anxiety you were in a few months ago. Disruptive Uranus starts travelling backwards in mid-August, but you shouldn’t revisit old battlegrounds. Prove that you can meet any problem in a rational and reasonable way without letting paranoia seep into your thinking.
22 JUNE – 23 JULY
The fact that certain individuals want to accompany you as you embark on your latest project doesn’t mean that you’re obliged to fund them. You’ve been generous recently, so they have high expectations of you. It may come as a shock when you put them right, but it must be done. You’re not made of money.
BY PETER WATSON