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

Published: Fri 25 Nov 2011, 7:38 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:07 AM

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

This week’s Moon in your own sign coincides with opposition from Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. Such cosmic fireworks auger disrupted communications, tension and conflict. You’ve simply got to keep your head down and avoid getting involved in any personal issues. Even if you feel strongly about someone’s unfair treatment, you must remain neutral. Don’t set yourself up as an avenging angel and try to fight fire with fire. You’ll be the one to get burned. Your meddling, however well-meant, will only complicate and cloud the issue and make things worse.

Taurus (Apr 20- May 20)

The symbol of Taurus represents quiet strength and stability and aggression is not the Bull’s style unless the provocation is severe. It isn’t a bad-tempered animal and doesn’t lower its horns and charge for nothing. However, as the orbit of your ruler Venus wobbles erratically this week, you could find lots to get worked up and heated about. Your world seems full of time wasters and people bent on making mischief. There’s no need to overreact and go on the rampage. Tell yourself that it’s purely a cosmic blip that’s causing the unsettled social atmosphere, the unnecessary arguments and offensive behaviour.

Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)

For the normally glib Gemini, it’s very annoying when you find it impossible to say what you mean and mean what you say. Try not to get into any disagreements this week, however tempted you are to answer back and put your two cents in. While it’s true that you have the knack of spotting a weak argument, don’t risk airing your opinions. If you do, you might place yourself in the firing line. Displays of passion and temperament seldom last long and sane and sober moods soon return. It would be a mistake to interfere and stand accused of keeping the embers of resentment glowing.

Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)

A time of tense and volatile activity occurs this week as the Moon in warlike Aries clashes with the planets Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. You’ll undoubtedly be in an assertive mode — impatient to have it out with those who’ve been really getting on your nerves. Enough is enough you feel and it’s about time you stopped letting people get away with murder. It won’t help to issue ultimatums or reprimands. Accept that some relationships are just not worth saving and the Crab, a native of the rocky seashore, should know it can’t turn the tide.

Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)

The Lion is no stranger to taking risks and meeting threats. By nature, it’s well armed in tooth and claw. Cosmic disruption caused by a misalignment between hot-headed Mars and the smooth operator Jupiter might make you pause to consider weapons and tactics. In a battle for survival, do you take the offence or employ more subtle strategies? Going for the jugular and a quick kill is not necessarily better than stalking your prey or setting an ambush. Taking sudden surprise action is the way of the opportunist and you could miss your target. Creeping up on the quiet is the choice of the snake in the grass.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

It’s just as well that you can be counted on to keep a cool head in heated situations. Disturbed cosmic activity and storms will be reflected in normally avoidable accidents and omissions as well as tense emotions and unexpected flashes of temper on the part of colleagues or those close to you. They may resent your ability to remain calm, cool and collected in the face of difficult conditions. While you’ll be able to put your finger on what’s been going wrong and set about sorting it out, don’t go trying to pin the blame on anybody or expect any thanks for your timely intervention.

Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

Everybody seems to know what’s best for you and keeps giving advice on how you should manage your affairs. While they may mean well, you’re getting really sick of their interference. A fearsome Moon ready to war with the major planets is likely to make you more determined than ever to cold-shoulder those you perceive as busybodies. Discrimination is important for it would be foolish to reject sound advice out of hand. Amidst the dross of inane conversations you endure, there could be some worthwhile information that you can’t afford to miss.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

Confrontation and controversy seem inevitable this week with this week’s Moon and an almighty collision between feisty Mars and easygoing Jupiter. Such galactic goings-on indicate a battle between the doers and the thinkers. You might find yourself caught in the middle of a violent argument and should do all you can to stamp on it quickly. The rights and wrongs of the issue are unimportant, but immediate action is required to end provocative attitudes. Compensation cannot be sought while hackles are raised and teeth are bared. If people realise they risk losing your support, they might back down and back off.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)

If your aim is uncertain this week it’s the fault of a cosmic collision between your own ruler, Jupiter, and Mars — a case of a battle of brain versus brawn. However, if you ignore the rude comments regarding your skills, there’s no danger of your arrows going wide off the mark. There appears to be some bullying and bending of the rules amongst the other competitors, but stay out of it. You’ve had to find your own way to where you are and others need to learn the rules and the route by themselves. There’s a championship to be won and every chance of winning it, if you don’t stop to look back.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)

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