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

By John Nash

Published: Fri 2 Dec 2011, 6:28 PM

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

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

The Sun’s conjunction with winged Mercury may make you put your foot on the accelerator pedal. Wherever the Ram is headed, it’s going to get there quickly, perhaps too quickly and before proper arrangements can be made for its arrival. Similarly, you’re in a rush, and not entirely in control. Slow down! Cosmic energies are providing the impulse at random, but you need to have made preparations and have a sense of direction in order to make progress. Don’t take off without a map for you may get lost and you might not find people at home if you risk a visit uninvited.

Taurus (Apr 20- May 20)

Before your ruler Venus moves into sensible Virgo, you might have to go through a moody patch when your emotions are all over the place. You may experience anguish because you can’t get what you want. You think that the whole world is engaged in a conspiracy to deprive you of happiness. You’re being silly to imagine that nobody loves you, everybody hates you and you may as well go and eat worms. Get real! If you take a proper look, you might realise that what you imagine you can’t live without is not worth having anyway and that the mere possession of an object of desire seldom guarantees satisfaction.

Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)

With your ruler Mercury riding high in the heavens, you should be in an energetic, productive and creative frame of mind. You’ll be eager to push things along and impatient to see results. And you’ll make solid achievements and be seen as a safe bet as long as you adjust your pace and modify your demands to accommodate other people’s needs and concerns. Your main priority should be to obtain support and you certainly don’t want to scare people off by being too flashy or inconsistent. You might think you can go it alone, and you probably can, but you can achieve a whole lot more with a team.

Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22)

Your ruler, the Moon, has a quiet time this week and her lunar signals are difficult to interpret. The hazy message seems to be that you need to keep a low profile and play your cards close to your chest. This is not the time for confessions, but you don’t have to stick your head in the sand and ignore the world rushing by. Watch and learn! What you know will prove handy ammunition in your battle for promotion at work or in somebody’s affections. Although it could be hard to keep such information to yourself, you need to allow interest to build up before you release your bombshell.

Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)

Your week should start on a positive note as Mercury adds gloss and polish to your Sun. Greater illumination should enable you to put your finger on the pulse of things and read atmosphere and trends correctly. You’ll see quite clearly where the shortfalls lie and whose shortcomings need to be corrected. It’s your job to make those close to you as aware as you are of the way things are likely to go downhill unless prompt action is taken. All it takes is a creative, forceful individual like you to exercise control and command. A display of ‘majesty’ will impress, bring everyone into line and effect the needful turn around.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

With Mercury busy touching base with new friends and frontiers, you might feel pressured to modernise or go under. Can you rise to the challenge of greater calls on your time and capacity? You could handle things if you operate at a different pace, streamline your operation and your thinking. Leave the mundane trivia to others and concentrate your attention and energies in those areas which need an overhaul. Having delegated tedious responsibilities, you can focus on improving image and communications. You must admit that your whole display is getting a bit stale and unappealing.

Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

A lack of balance in the heavens indicates that something must be done about an unstable situation or relationship. Although the goal posts appear to have been moved, why endure heartache debating the whys and wherefores? Too much water has gone under the bridge and time would be better spent on cutting loose. Uncomfortable as you feel, you’ll soon come to realise that you’ll be far better off if you move on. Close the door firmly on the past. Once you’ve picked yourself up and dusted yourself off — you can start all over again.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

It’s time that you examined a relationship in a more objective way. You’ll then see clearly the flaws that you’ve only subconsciously noticed before. Something must be done before the minor blips become major sources of argument and ill-will. Consideration and compromise are the keys to successful partnerships. There must be a willingness on both sides to accept each other’s differences and a readiness to give each other space. But it will also help if you abandon any little personal habits that have irritated or inflamed your other half and they should be willing to extend you the same courtesy.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)

A proud and independent soul, you hate to admit that you find things a bit of a struggle sometimes. In the past, you’ve rejected help and preferred to deal with obstacles and difficulties on your own. That you usually manage to come out unscathed and still smiling is not the point. Nor am I suggesting that you need help now. What you’re doing is ignoring that some people around you need to be involved. They have monitored your journey thus far and feel insulted by your obvious wish to exclude them at this stage. By allowing yourself to rely on the brain and brawn of others, your work will be cut in half.

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