22 MAY – 21 JUNE
Rather than panic about the value of investments or property, try to remain philosophical. Things should become clearer during the last 10 days or so of the month, when you’re privy to facts and figures to which you haven’t previously had access. Look forward to feeling sufficiently well informed to make crucial decisions.
22 JUNE – 23 JULY
At first, you may not feel able to show yourself flat your best when you find you’re centre stage. However, the solar eclipse in your sign will give you the impetus to prove to the world that you’re ready to take the lead. Anylast-minute performance anxiety is merely part of the process.
24 JULY – 23 AUGUST
Reluctant though you may be to take control of responsibilities that fall under someone else’s remit, you’ll be asked for help. While it’s perfectly fine to lend a hand, be sure not to be so keen to please that you end up running the whole show. You must not exhaust yourself; nordo you want to be perceived as overlycontrolling.
24 AUGUST – 23 SEPTEMBER
New-found enthusiasm for an artistic, creative or romantic venture is boosted by a Jupiter-Pluto connection late this month. But listen to those warning you to keep a close watch on budgets and deadlines. And don’t be surprised if unexpected developments cause you to redesign your original idea. It can still be made to work.
24 SEPTEMBER – 23 OCTOBER
Interruptions to an important scheme might catch you offguard, but eventually, a certain individual will be able to shed light on what’s going on and help you catch up on any lost time. Just don’t anticipate excellence. Be prepared to accept something that’s good enough rather than perfect, and ignore the odd little flaw.
24 OCTOBER – 22 NOVEMBER
Unusual calls or encounters will fire your imagination. Before finalising plans, make sure that whoever else is involved knows what is expected of them. There could come a point at which you’re ready and equipped to deal with the most challenging aspects of what you’re doing, but not everybody can say the same.
23 NOVEMBER – 21 DECEMBER
Nobody could blame you for wanting to bring a personal ambition to fruition in the next few weeks. But you have to be wary of uncertainty around the financial or political factors involved. It would be wise to wait until the end of the month before you finally commit to a strategy that’s thrilling but extremely complex.
22 DECEMBER – 20 JANUARY
Those trying to build up your hopes regarding intensely private matters mean well, but you should aim to retain a pragmatic outlook and not get caught up in make-believe. Eventually, you’ll be in possession of everything required for you to decide exactly what you should or should not do.
21 JANUARY – 19 FEBRUARY
Minor concerns about money or relationships must be kept in perspective. You’re in danger of overthinking circumstances that aren’t as straightforward as they were meant to be. Ask yourself what’s the worst that could happen if things were to change. You’ll realise that you have far less to worry about than it seems.
20 FEBRUARY – 20 MARCH
Pastimes will appeal enormously. But if you need to initiate the kind of actions likely to lead to a hugely enjoyable, rewarding experience, you should do so before 18June, when Mercury enters a retrograde phase. After that point, messages may go astray andyour intentions couldbe misinterpreted and causehitches.
21 MARCH – 20 APRIL
Refuse to let changes within domestic settings interrupt work or your dealings with in uential people. True, loved ones should feel free to turn to you for support when necessary, but there’s a limit to how much you should adjust the structure of your own life to accommodate others. Be caring without becoming a martyr.
21 APRIL – 21 MAY
Injecting more gusto into financial dealings or group projects should bring exciting results. With energetic Mars being boosted by a run-in with the Sun and Venus, you’re about to become far more proactive than you’ve been recently. And you’re not going to let any golden opportunities slip through your fingers, are you?
BY PETER WATSON