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

By John Nash

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2012, 1:46 PM

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

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

An electric conjunction between Uranus and your ruler Mars this week could result in a sensational piece of news. An impulsive action or indiscreet remark could be all it takes to get people talking and pointing fingers. While a little positive publicity can’t do you any harm, unwelcome notoriety could be damaging. Too easily, a minor tragedy could become the focus of a full-blown media circus. Don’t risk your reputation by being on the receiving end when mud is being slung about. Some of it is liable to stick!

Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)

As the last few days of the Sun in your own sign pass, don’t let a temporary lack of headway make you think you’re not pulling your weight. Nobody is accusing you of slacking. Midweek, Venus links up with generous Jupiter to promise more visible results. So don’t feel obliged to take on any more work or financial commitments or you’ll really wear yourself out prematurely. Prioritise! While you feel over-burdened, it’s silly to try to do the work of ten men. Stop moaning and groaning — just off-load!

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

With your flirtatious ruler Mercury making eyes at zany Uranus this week, you’ll not have to try very hard to gain attention. So don’t be coy and wait for a formal invitation. You’re possessed of the irresistible ‘it’ factor just now, so use it. Punctuality was never your strong point, so remember that the earliest birds catch the juiciest worms and try to get your feet through the door well before opening time. Your cheek might outrage some, but you’re sure to impress those heads you want to turn.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22

Right actions usually proceed from right thoughts. If things have been going belly up, it’s because your thinking has been muddled or muddied. Now, more than ever, it’s important that you clarify your thoughts before you undertake a serious commitment. Feeling that something is right just doesn’t equate with a proper analysis of the pros and cons. And this time, you can’t afford to get it wrong. Before making any life-changing decisions, make sure your head rules your heart. Don’t take a leap in the dark!

Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)

A Sun-Saturn alignment this week warns you of the danger of compromising your principles. There are some who don’t deserve your support and appreciation. Good leadership is not about being popular and well-liked. It’s about respect and doing what’s best for everybody. People are fickle and you can’t expect to be flavour of the month ad infinitum. Make honest but critical remarks. Your position in the polls could drop, but only temporarily. It’s better to uphold a name for fair and square dealing.

Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

You face a challenge this week to be inventive and original or go under. It’s now or never to brush up your increasingly jaded act and ‘get with it’. The release of mental energy via a Mercury-Uranus link should enable you to resurrect a ‘wild’ idea that could save your skin. Be confident about it being taken on board by authority figures, even by those normally reluctant to see the potential of lateral thinking. Those who have wanted to see you be more adventurous will be really pleased. Dare to be different!

Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

If things have been out of sync recently, it’s perhaps time to rearrange priorities. It’s clear you should make more time for social activities. Abandon your work-centred focus and get out more. When you choose, you can be the light and soul of the party. Your easy approachable manner could result in an important exchange of confidence. You’ll realise why a certain individual has been so difficult to cope with in the past. A new level of understanding in a personal relationship can be reached. Go for it!

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

It’s OK to have second thoughts regarding the outcome of what, thus far, seemed a foolproof plan. It would be a shame to give up now. The last mile is always the hardest and although you can’t quite see it now, the end is just around the corner. An unexpected breakthrough could result from an electrifying Mars-Uranus conjunction this Sunday. You could be in for a rollercoaster of a ride, but don’t be sidetracked by any false promises that alternative routes are less bumpy. The reward will be well worth the pain!

Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)

Jupiter is conspiring with the Moon to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make exciting changes in your life. You are entering one of the most rewarding periods in the year and there’s little you cannot achieve once you set your mind to it. For too long you’ve languished as a rank outsider, letting yourself be out-classed and out-distanced by apparent thoroughbreds. Fortune favours the brave, so come out of the starting blocks and believe that you can out-run the rest. After all, you’re in top form and the odds suggest the beginning of a winning streak. It’s certainly not the time to be thinking of retiring and being put out to pasture. Your best-before date is yet to come.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)

A Lunar–Saturn conjunction is always a warning to slow down and take things carefully. Don’t go leaping before looking. Rash moves or decisions could be hazardous. Being quick to analyse situations quickly and correctly is usually an easy mental exercise for the normally sensible and prudent Capricornian, but this time you seem to have lost your map and your manual. Just pause for a moment and take stock of your position. Note that things are not going as badly as you thought and there’s no danger of a landslide or an avalanche. Don’t panic! Just stop to follow the landmarks. If necessary, you can backtrack to get yourself on course once again. Better still, stop and ask someone for directions!

Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

Uranus experiences a definite wobble in its orbit as it meets with aggressive Mars and then submissive Venus. You’ll wonder about the approach to take regarding a delicate question. Certainly, being over-demanding is not going to work and neither will a willingness to bend over backwards in order to please. Aquarians don’t do fawning and flattery! Good humour and common courtesy usually guarantee a sympathetic hearing and possibly a generous response. However, proposals and promises seldom come without strings attached and there has to be a degree of give and take. If you concentrate on substance rather than style, you can make what little you have to give go a long way in return.

Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20)

A confrontation between the shady Moon and your own ruler Neptune this week should make you decide to get to the bottom of things. Your own escapist tendencies have made you unwilling to face reality. Face it, you can’t hide any longer and must stop shying away from a delicate issue that ought to have been brought out into the open long ago. Don’t imagine that you might be opening a can of worms by insisting on resurrecting past issues. You’re right to want to know where you stand in the scheme of things, but you’ll only get answers by asking questions. If you’re open and candid, the reactions and responses you provoke will clear the air. Once differences settled, you can get on with your life!

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