Find out what the stars have in store for you this week...

By John Nash

Published: Fri 6 Apr 2012, 12:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:57 PM

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

A Mars-Uranus alignment this week will dissipate any negativity you’ve been feeling because of the restraints put on you by others. Instead, a rebellious streak will manifest itself. This is bound to unnerve your superiors or elders, but then they’ve been going too far in talking about duties and responsibilities while forcing you to dance to their tune. If you’re nearing your breaking point, just slip off the noose and take off. No one will feel that you’ve left them in the lurch. A Ram’s got to do what a Ram’s got to do.

Taurus (Apr 20- May 20)

You’re likely to be sentimental this week as your ruler Venus is touched by nostalgic Neptune. Over-romantic reveries of past times could stop you from applying yourself to the job in hand. You could become a real bore if you go on and on about the good old days. Concentrate on making the here and now more memorable. The present is what matters. Those close to you need your support right now and if you neglect them, you may as well forget them and erase them from your future. Imagine how lonely living with ghosts would be!

Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)

You’re up against a brick wall… or so it seems. But you haven’t had the last word yet! Mercury’s transit into Pisces this week will give you an emotional lever, enhancing your ability to persuade. Keep pushing and you’ll get to the parts that others have failed to reach. Someone wise could gently persuade the die-hards to have a re-think. Your on-the-spot involvement in operations will greatly increase confidence and cooperation. You might prefer to let others have it all their own way, but why quit when you’re halfway there?

Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)

Cancer subjects are very emotional and their ability to tune in to the feelings of others and establish rapport is second to none. A Lunar conflict with Jupiter, however, is likely to have a perverse effect on your position as advisor this week. Resist exaggerating the significance of someone’s personal problem. Don’t cry crocodile tears or try to camouflage a lack of real sympathy. You can help people to overcome their pain and misery provided your motives are genuine, but if the matter really turns you off, don’t get involved.

Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)

Errors due to omission or forgetfulness feature high in this week’s zodiac and you’ll be able to get away with murder. People will be willing to jump as high as you command. With informed Mercury energising your Sun, you can be ahead of the rest and ready to profit from their need of direction. You can lead the unthinking exactly where you want. Whether you’ll take advantage of them is another question. Keep yourself on track and remember: when it comes to smelling blood and making a killing, the lion has few equals.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

Don’t let anyone impose petty restrictions on how you get things done. Remind others that you were not taken on for your predictable approach to life and work. The results are what count and no one can fault you on those. Only jealousy of your impressive speed may provoke petty criticism. Virgoan versatility is much sought after — warn that you’ll take your expertise elsewhere. Perhaps it’s time to consider branching out. Your actions and company are your choice. A Sun-Mercury alignment urges you not to sell yourself too cheaply!

Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

Neptune exerts her neurotic influence on Libra’s ruler Venus this week and this will cause the scales to sway. You could face difficulty in weighing up the pros and cons regarding a particular course of action. In this event, it’s better to sit on your hands. By the time you need to make decisions regarding a particular problem, it won’t be the most pressing item on your agenda. Your time is better spent on today’s issues. It’s always good to look ahead, but a gloomy mentality nurtured by the belief that the end is nigh is bad for your sanity.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

Unexpected and welcome developments are in store for Scorpio this week. In terms of a personal or romantic relationship, you’ll have every reason to smile. An intimate liaison between Mars and Uranus results in things looking good for partnerships or joint ventures. From all angles, the prospects of a team win look rosy, but as you play captain, don’t force the rest to dance to your tune. You need to be willing to share and not hog all the credit for yourself. Let others also have a shot at the goal. Try not to play dictator and call all the shots.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)

The Archer is usually up for anything, but always in hurry and chewing at the bit to get started. Try to be a little more patient this week. You won’t be compromising your reputation for readiness for action if you wait for the starter’s orders. The half-man-half-horse is a bundle of contradictions. An apparent laid-back attitude to success conceals the fact that you’re apt to place great stock on proving yourself and regard losing with loathing. Obeying the rules of engagement is no sign of weakness and remember that jumping the gun doesn’t give you a head start, but usually brings automatic disqualification. You want to be out in front, but your impatience could mean being scratched altogether. Steady on!

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)

You know you hate dullness and relentless routine, but cheer up: lighter fare is on the menu this week. It’s time you relaxed and stopped watching the clock and conveyor belt. That stern taskmaker, your ruler Saturn, is not conspicuous in the celestial sphere that affects the daily grind — so there’s no pressure to meet deadlines and step up the pace at the moment. Since an unexpected windfall is also a possibility, you could use it to bring some joy into your life and that of those close to you. You can afford to make comfort and relaxation top priorities — perhaps a holiday or some time in the sun. You need some pampering and a departure from the pedestrian and commonplace will do wonders for morale all ound.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

Few match the Aquarian in terms of adaptability, but even you can be an awkward customer when the mood takes you. A sharp angle between Mars and Uranus this week augurs sudden change which might take you by surprise. Stay cool and flexible and don’t let your feelings be influenced by bias or preconceptions. Why question the movement of the goal posts? Simply accept that the alteration has heightened the prospect of scoring. At heart you’re the type that quickly tires of predictable sameness and you thrive on unexpected developments. You’re not being hustled into hasty action in an area where you’d be a stranger. Like the supple and firmly rooted bamboo, you too can bend a little to fit in harmoniously without breaking.

Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)

The Fish should keep to placid waters this week. Avoid getting into anything too deeply and stick to what you know. A conjunction between Venus and Neptune adds a touch of illusion to an unsettling ripple effect which will make you nervous. With agitated Mercury also moving into your own sign, your situation is like being caught in a powerful current or carried off by an unexpected wave — in the grip of powerful fears. Resist reckless urges to engage in risks, dubious speculation or unnecessary travel. Examine the small print in any documents you handle and look for hidden agendas before signing anything. Some things are just way over your head at the moment.

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