Your Stars Today
Aries | March 20 – April 18
Ordinarily you’ll happily explore potential changes, thinking even if they’re of little interest, you’ll benefit from learning about what’s going on. However, it’s become clear you’ve no choice. Tempting as it is to battle these, do a little investigation. What you discover won’t just win you over, you’ll be eagerly awaiting the next stage.
Taurus | April 19 – May 19
Although you often complain to yourself about the fact certain individuals just don’t seem to realise the importance of a gesture of thanks or taking notice of an important, others do, but in a manner you regard as graceless if not unthinking. Still, they’ve made an effort. Give them credit for that.
Gemini | May 20 – June 20
When you sidestepped tricky issues recently, it was because you regarded them as unimportant, so thought they’d make no difference to anybody. Now these matters have taken centre stage. First, it’s about apologising to those who were inconvenienced. Next, you’ll have to ask a few questions and do some information-gathering yourself.
Cancer | June 21 – July 21
If ever there was a time to stand your ground, especially with difficult people, it’s now. While the odds are good there’ll be fireworks, this is a better option than living with tension and uncertainty, as has been the case recently. Say exactly what’s on your mind. You’ll be glad you did.
Leo | July 22 – August 21
Only days ago, you feared that if you gave up the battle in certain matters, you’d face setbacks that would be as troublesome as they’d be humiliating, something no Leo likes the idea of. Yet now that you’ve discussed issues with somebody you trust, letting go isn’t just wise, it’s a clever strategy.
Virgo | August 22 – September 21
It may not be until a week from now, when your ruler Mercury moves into your sign, on the 25th, that you’ll realise how much the current bewildering situations have taught you. Until then, view each day and its range of events as offering an opportunity to approach life from a fresh perspective.
Libra | September 22 – October 22
There is no easy way to tell others things you know they don’t want to hear or which will, however carefully you express it, disappoint them. Tempting as it is to say nothing and hope for the best, that would only add to the confusion. The sooner you address these complex matters, the better.
Scorpio | October 23 – November 21
Nobody would blame you for thinking that certain individuals deliberately left you out of important discussions. But the fact is, these began as a simple conversation about one particular matter. Gradually the issues in question were raised and included. Once you understand it was nothing more than that, you’ll stop worrying.
Sagittarius | November 22 – December 20
Obviously you’ll say yes to exciting offers even if it means disentangling yourself from existing arrangements. Tempting as it is to devise a tactful excuse, you’d soon be found out. Instead, explain exactly what’s happened, then apologise and say you’d like to reschedule existing plans. You’ll be glad you did.
Capricorn | December 21 – January 18
There’s a fine line between acknowledging others must be involved in certain practical or financial arrangements and actually turning the decision-making process over to them. However, the fact is, they are responsible. If you want to influence their thinking, begin discussing your views and ideas now, while there’s still time.
Aquarius | January 19 – February 17
Periods of exciting yet unsettling change, such as you and the rest of the world are currently experiencing, are all about breakthroughs. While some will be instantly recognisable for what they are, others will be puzzling or perhaps masquerade as problems. Once you’ve investigated these a bit, you’ll spot their potential.
Pisces | February 18 – March 19
As a Piscean, you tend to be demanding of yourself. You struggle to be your best and, just as much to be helpful to, if not inspire others. That’s a lot to expect, especially now, during a period of transition. For the moment, focus on demanding less of yourself. That will make a huge difference.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2017.