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

By John Nash

Published: Fri 13 Apr 2012, 11:46 AM

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

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

The Ram seems set to enjoy good fortune this week. A positive alignment between your ruler, the go-getter Mars and quick-thinking Mercury usually brings offers and opportunities out of the blue. Your ideas are bold and inspiring and you have the necessary verve to carry things off right now. It might take a little time and effort to encourage interest in your new venture, but you can use the old boy network to obtain the required permits from those in authority. Once you’re in, what you have to offer will be soon appreciated. Sometimes who you know is as important as what you know.

Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)

You’re in no mood to be messed around this week and you’ll probably give an earful to anyone who crosses you in any way. A bad temper won’t get you very far in trying to save an operation that’s already threatened by rising discontent. Most people know you’re not a bully at heart despite your loud bellowing. Change tactics! It’s easier to address grievances before they start to hurt than to patch up injuries afterwards. Try to make it clear that the end result of following orders is going to be rewarding … for everybody concerned. If you show that you’re willing to muck in and add your muscle to spread the workload, then you won’t seem such an irritable old nag.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

With the Moon in Virgo in opposition to your ruler Mercury, you have your work cut out. The bureaucratic side of a commercial enterprise could curb the more informal ways of doing business that you prefer. Unless you can find a way out of it, you’ll have to proceed with your book of company rules in hand and remember to dot your ‘I’s’ and cross your ‘t’s’. It will be difficult to balance enthusiasm for a new venture with the tedious form-filling and filing required. One way out would be to delegate all the paper work to someone else. That’s what office boys and dogsbodies are for. Stick to doing what you’re really good at – being the brains of the operation, the ‘ideas’ person.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

A sense of accomplishment is strongly starred this week despite Thursday’s Moon in exacting Virgo in opposition to wayward Uranus. This usually raises a dilemma and you’re in two minds as to whether to stay and check everything once again or take off and exercise your itchy feet. The Moon’s earlier conjunction with hard-working Saturn will have enabled you to have fulfilled your workload on time and on target and you should shut up shop and take a breather. Don’t imagine that you’ll feel disorientated without the safe familiarity of your usual 9-5 routine. Other people might meddle along in your absence, but nothing major is likely to go seriously awry. You owe it to yourself to make ‘enjoyment’ your next most pressing engagement!

Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)

An absence of planetary signals this week is no reason for the Lion to lie idle. Things seldom stay on course without supervision and control. Your position and status suggest that you take responsibility for introducing the necessary checks and changes. This what others expect of you and they also trust that you won’t undertake anything too risky. Don’t let things run completely on auto-pilot, but as long as you ensure that the relevant checks and balances are in place and you gradually build up steam, all will be well. You can make the necessary adjustments if the engine sounds as if it is misfiring. With steering and maintenance, you can keep the wheels on track.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

The Moon in your own sign in opposition to disruptive Uranus is a reminder that no matter what the distractions are, you must stay focussed on maintaining a steady course. You are perhaps too anxious that while you’re playing a straight game, others are gaining ground by taking short cuts to gain advantage. Don’t worry because the final arbiters are fair and determined to penalize infringements of the rules. No jumped-up-Johnny-come-lately is going to beat you to the finishing line if you concentrate on what you’ve got to do and stop looking nervously over your shoulder. Streamlining your operation and maintain a regular pace — you’ll triumph over the distance. ‘Slow and steady wins the race’ time and time again, and you will too.

Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

Why do you keep insisting that you want peace and quiet when you’re fighting an urge to get into the thick of things? Is it your conscience that’s holding you back? Your sense of duty and responsibility is misplaced and no one minds if you engage in activities which no one, but yourself, regards as silly self-indulgence. The collective Cosmos is quietly urging you to get involved and there’s no danger that you’ll be made to feel a fraud. Give yourself leave to accept an unexpected invitation or follow a spontaneous idea. You know your own limitations and at what point you need to stop the merry-go-round and quit the circus. Only the jealous will begrudge you time off to live a moment on the wild side.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

Tuesday’s liaison between Mercury and Mars is likely to cause a dilemma. It illustrates a gap between intelligence sources and the need for direct action. Where change is urgently required, you prefer doing something rather than nothing and will be desperate to push things forward willy-nilly, but you must ask yourself whether an active response is justified. Before you jump in it would be sensible to consider that the information you have is patchy and possibly needs corroboration. Bullying tactics might work in the short term, but these are likely to cause resentment and resistance. Soften your attitude and you’ll start scoring points. Half the battle is realising that almost everybody is on the same side - yours.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)

This week is a good time to lighten up, assess your ratings and make adjustments. You’ve let things slip and have got yourself out of sync. Try to consider new ways to project your image and get your message across. It’s not like you to get stuck in a groove and getting nowhere. Decide what sort of appeal you want to make and what parts you want to reach. Don’t however become too trendy when sober Saturn dominates the celestial sphere or you could cause people to simply turn you off. Stereo sound is better when the speakers are balanced. If you delete the words ‘me’ and ‘old’ from your pitch, you’ll find yourself tuned in to the popular waveband.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)

The devil is in the detail as the Moon waxes full in meticulous Virgo this week. You’ll share the misgivings of wayward Uranus as you realise just how much your freedom is likely to be restricted by new regulations. Instead of making off to higher ground, you should make a stand and speak out against the new developments. People will listen because you’re recognised as sensible and someone with no particular axe to grind. Little thought has gone into the planning of the new order and few have any idea what the long-term effects will be. Keep those in positions of authority on their toes until the proper amendments have been inserted. Don’t let tyranny come in by the back door.

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

The cosmic picture features a significant misalignment between the Moon in calculating Virgo and your unpredictable ruler, the oddball Uranus. It’s a battle between cool reason and capricious action. You’ll raise a few eyebrows and critical comment if you walk on the wild side. Unexpected and headline-grabbing issues will also emerge this week. This will provide a good cover if you want your operation to remain one of the main attractions, but don’t want personal publicity. Acting on your own, you could come unstuck and get into something smelly. Remember: mud sticks long after the dust has settled. There are better ways of drawing attention to a good cause than being caught in public with egg on your face!

Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20)

The Fish could be facing a difficult week because there are many contradictory vibes at work in the cosmos. Disruption is likely when the Moon in reserved Virgo is opposed by the rebel Uranus. In the event of unstable conditions, tensions are bound to rise. Keep your head down and your nose out of other peoples’ arguments. Even a Fish can drown if it gets out of its depth or the water is polluted by lies or bad language. In a situation where people are biting each other’s heads off, you must ignore any negative criticism and not rise to the bait. People often say hurtful things when they’re under stress. Being sensitive is fine as long as you don’t always take offence at remarks made in anger.

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