Star Talk

Star Talk

For the week ending July 2

By Milton Black

Published: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 2:53 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:19 PM

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

You are fascinated by the mysterious, unsolved or puzzling; hidden or behind-the-scenes aspects in a situation interest you the most. You may delve and probe until you get to the bottom of it. An interest in psychology or other people’s secrets comes to the fore and you may enjoy reading espionage thrillers or watching supernatural films. Pay attention to your health and avoid hot, spicy food. Do not lose your temper over petty matters. Money seems to be slipping from your hands, mainly because of your generosity and overspending.


  Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)

It’s a good time to realise dreams that would be difficult to go after at other times. Try out new ways of doing things, or start in a new direction. You may also have to compromise on a family issue, or rearrange your relationships with others. That won’t be a big deal if you make some adjustments, and not try to dominate over people you deal with. Your attitude will have a strong impact on others this week, thanks to your personality and positive outlook. Others are attracted to you and seek your company for friendship. So, this is a time when your social life becomes a bit of a whirl.


Gemini (May 21 - June 20) 

Something unusual, secret or hidden will unexpectedly be brought out into the open; handle the situation with kid gloves, otherwise trouble could brew. Push ahead with all personal and business plans. This is a great week for negotiating loans, arranging extra credit, or refinancing a property or a project. You are feeling sober and realistic about love at this time and interested in being with people you respect and can depend on — your oldest, true-blue friends. If necessary, you will flatter people who you want to win over and you’ll do it well! A flutter on the stock market may net you many gains.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

A perfect time for home decorating or entertaining. Relations with family members or those you live with will be good; if there is any discord at home, it’s time to sort it out. It’s an auspicious time for social, creative, artistic and, even romantic activities. This is a cycle that will be favourable for clearing up minor matters connected with your personal affairs, or for enhancing your future prospects and devoting some of your time to important new projects. Expect good news concerning money and travel. This week, your thinking is original and innovative, even revolutionary. Fresh, stimulating people may come into your life now. 

Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)

Expect sudden flashes of intuition to assist you with decision-making. Try to work with others on projects that are beneficial to you; you may also be perceived as just the person for a particular job, and thus will be sought after. Your management and directional abilities are in focus. Domestic life could change tremendously and many new avenues may open up for you. You may earmark some funds for household repairs or home improvements. Bosses or influential people will be unusually cooperative, and the atmosphere at your workplace is likely to be pleasant. Personal projects shape up well; you are on the right track to success and good fortune. 

 Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)

This week can make you aware of possible attraction between you and someone else. Acknowledge any feelings you may have, but avoid trying to manipulate situations — you could be the loser. Communications with others take on a personal or subjective tone, and may not necessarily be harmonious, so hold your tongue. You may consider a change of residence, or changing the colour scheme at home. Relationships with parents and siblings are likely to change a great deal due to an important family discussion. Health and financial issues may plague you; watch the credit card spending.


 Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

Be extra careful with what you say and do; you may be misunderstood or your words could prove costly. The misuse of personal power, dominating or manipulating others and the subtle ways you try to control situations or people are issues you need to work on. If you’ve been overly dependent on others for any reason, it may be necessary to break away from them. Avoid all power struggles with family or friends; try to see things from the other person’s point of view. You may vacillate between optimism and a nervous strain, especially when it comes to your job. Keep a steady course rather than an erratic one.

Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

An excellent time to sign contracts, delve into something different and plan a new direction. If you wish to commence a new course of study, now is the time to do so. Love and happiness come into your life and you will express your affections more openly than before. You also want to be surrounded by beauty and harmony; artistic efforts flourish. You may be tempted to do something for pleasure which you ordinarily wouldn’t enjoy or even be interested in. A lover or friend may pull you in a direction that is off the beaten track. But take it if you are looking for change and variety.


 Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)

Health, diet, work or service activities will be highlighted throughout this busy and demanding week. Avoid pushing yourself too hard or too fast — you may overdo things. Chances of a promotion are good. Family business may need attention, so it’s a good idea to consult professionals for advice in that area. If you feel emotionally impatient, it is because of your desire for love and attention. Many external changes are taking place now, and you are preparing for a major challenge or reinvention. Take any opportunity to forge powerful, meaningful contacts with others, especially with people who share common goals or ideals with you.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)

Spending quality time with an old and trusted friend, or enjoying the company of an experienced, mature person is good for you, and will make you happy. Be aware of your duties and obligations in personal and business relationships. Now is the time to start new projects, ideas, interests or activities that contribute to your personal growth. If you want to take on a leadership role, it’s a good time to try for it. Also try to learn new work techniques or methods, and different ways of doing things. Make an effort to get ahead in any way that puts you in the public eye. Push forward real estate and commercial transactions. Travel presents entertainment and fun times.


Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

Expect variety and change in your daily routine and around your base of operations. This is an excellent time to take decisions about your financial affairs, as your judgement is sound and reliable, if a tad conservative. Investing in beautiful things which are likely to increase in value over time, such as jewellery or fine art, is favourable. Short journeys, writing letters, running errands and shopping will make this a busy week. Don’t forget important appointments; your absent-mindedness may show up. Your social life will be eventful. Let your hair down while with friends — go dancing, or do something out of the ordinary that is stimulating and fun. 

 Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20)

A new friend in your life will prove to be sincere, honest and reliable, and will cover for you when the going gets tough in the future. An unexpected invitation will bring a happy surprise, or an opportunity may arise for a romance which is likely to be exciting, though short-lived. Big changes are on the horizon, and you will enjoy the challenges, opportunities and social activities that present themselves this week. But they will also affect your daily routine, since your regular duties and responsibilities already demand a lot of you. Your health may require a little observation; you may start a diet and exercise programme. 

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