This week’s guide to your personal and professional affairs by John Nash

By John Nash

Published: Fri 4 Nov 2011, 6:39 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:06 AM

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

The fiery Sun’s link with your ruler, the warrior Mars, will make you extra assertive and courageous this week. You’ll want to have one last fling before summer is over. An intrepid spirit and a readiness to participate in activities that even you would consider risky will be hard to resist. However, don’t think too badly of those who lack the courage or conviction to join you. It’s good that you’re so confident, but you mustn’t look down on the more timid or tender-hearted — so don’t make an issue of their apparent reluctance. You’ll learn by your experience and so will they.

Taurus (Apr 20- May 20)

Today’s Moon-Venus conjunction marks a time to be more magnanimous and forgiving. Show your softer side for it’s simply childish to harbour or remain resentful. You are bigger than that. Maybe you seized the wrong end of the stick and misinterpreted someone’s motives. Events this week should prove that you were wrong to believe that there were deliberate plans underway to undermine your position or status. The truth of the matter is entirely the opposite. Some things in store are shaping up nicely and you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Someone is going to turn up trumps when you least expect it.

Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)

Despite a tense time at and around the Moon this week, the social setting in which you find yourself is warm and inviting. You should utilise it to establish and enrich an intimate personal relationship. As long as you don’t let the general flattery and attention make you imagine you’re God’s gift, you’ll manage fine. Act with a degree of natural reserve and courtesy and you’ll make a good impression on that special person you want to get closer to. A positive lunar link with your ruler Mercury should endow you with a generous dash of charm and enhance your personal charisma.

Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)

The awesome aspect of the Moon square to Pluto and its extraordinary alignment with the major planets Mercury, Mars, Venus and Jupiter suggests an intensely volatile week. The world situation may be topsy-turvy and people may panic, but you should be one of those that keeps your cool. You may be energised by the violent cosmic atmospherics, but don’t let yourself get carried away by the excitement of the moment. In view of the unsettled conditions, stay close to home and put the storm shutters up. Those close to you rely on you to maintain a firm grip.

Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)

As far as Leo is concerned, the Sun-Mars link midweek represents the silver lining of a sky blanketed by storm clouds. People close to you may reveal a side that you didn’t know existed and you’ll be disappointed by what seems like a betrayal. It’s a week for accidents and although you won’t sustain any bruises yourself, you may be accused of hurting others. Despite living in a compensation culture awash with ambulance-chasers, there’s no way anybody can pin the blame or make a claim on you. You may be tempted to walk away, but it won’t harm your position to extend sympathy and support to the victims of misfortune.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

The most significant cosmic event this week is the Moon in Virgo when it makes extraordinary links with the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter. This is certain to be a volatile period and, as far as the world scenario goes, one beset by acts of terrorism or the fear of it. The effect of the aspect for you personally is unlikely to be so dire, but nevertheless you face the prospect of troubled relationships. It would seem that people have temporarily forgotten to be civil to each other and words spoken in anger are the loudest. It’s important that you keep a low profile and avoid getting involved in any hot exchanges.

Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

You need to get a grip and pull yourself together or find yourself caught short — accused of taking on too much and failing to deliver. You think you’re doing your best, but appearances are deceptive and there’s some truth in what is being said about your lack-lustre performance. Normally, you’re the last person to shirk responsibilities and with your star linked to hardworking Saturn this week, you should find the energy to make good every promise made. Beware of going too far in bending over backwards to prove your competence and reliability.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

The Moon in Virgo this week following lunar collisions with Neptune and Uranus may make the Scorpion distinctly uneasy. These planets offer testing challenges, but nothing that you can’t take in your stride. It’s healthy and normal to be cautious and conservative about adopting new methods or new-fangled ideas, but you mustn’t try to resist inevitable changes. There’s no point in sticking your head in the sand in the hope that modernisation will simply pass you by. Your survival depends on your ability to adapt and you’ve got to trust that new processes and procedures are not all bad.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)

After a week of nervous activity and anxiety, Wednesday’s lunar link with your ruler Jupiter comes at just the right time. This planetary aspect will help to steady your nerve and put you back on course. You’ll be able to look at life in the large once more and dare to explore new ideas. Despite a dismal start then — this is a promising week in which to exercise your inventive powers. Any plans you organise will be pushed through with panache for you’ll have the imagination to build on a grand scale and in a grand manner. You can’t expect to move mountains, but you will perform your own little miracles.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)

A hardy creature with bags of common sense, the Goat doesn’t suffer fools gladly. This week could see you clash with the dreamers and idealists who would rather meditate upon the problems of this unhappy world rather than do something about them. It’s about time that you stopped being the only one to address the bread and butter issues and let’s see how these supposed ‘do-gooders’ who never lift a finger manage on their own. You’ve soldiered on without complaint or hope of reward for some time now, but things are set to change.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

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