CELEBRITY stargazer Russell Grant takes a look at what lies in the week ahead (from Sunday April 1)
ARIES March 21st - April 20th
Alterations to your normal routine will be made without warning. Having to take on a colleague’s duties unexpectedly will throw your own routine out. You won’t be happy with the situation but resist the urge to complain. Showing others you can get on without grumbling and you can adapt without making a fuss will go in your favour. Make it a time, too, when you take extra care with your health and wellbeing. Find a relaxing creative outlet for the evenings.
TAURUS April 21st - May 21st
Listen to your inner voice and follow your intuitions. Your sixth sense could warn you not to be too quick about committing yourself to new and unusual projects or partnerships. Be diplomatic when you suggest you need more time to think and it should be possible to delay matters until you’re convinced of the best way forward. This is a good time to use your natural sense of caution and to rely on your instinctive intelligence.
GEMINI May 22nd - June 21st
Remember ‘it’s the early bird that catches the worm.’ If there are tasks you would like to see finished or places you want to visit get going as soon as possible. Your energy levels will be at their best during the first half of the week after which that ‘weekend’ feeling may set in. Even if you feel slightly sluggish later on, try to remain open to others. You can transform lethargy into action with a little help from your friends.
CANCER June 22nd - July 23rd
There’s a whole host of things you have to do as the week begins, not many of which you are looking forward to! The longer you dilly-dally, the longer it takes to get finished. Even if you enjoy a natural love of being safe and snug within your own four walls you could begin to crave a change of scene. The shortest of trips or visits will help relieve any feeling of being hemmed in and will revitalise your outlook.
LEO July 24th - August 23rd
You could be irritated by someone who is being obstinate but what good will it do to lose your temper? Neighbours, friends and relatives seem to be deliberately vague, secretive or downright argumentative. No matter what thoughts are buzzing around your head, presenting an unruffled and easy going face to the world will help things to go smoothly. You’re more interested in having fun. A new sport or hobby will catch your attention.
VIRGO August 24th - September 23rd
Good ideas will come naturally especially if you’re linked to another financially. Whether this relationship is of business or strictly private and deeply personal, there will be a lot of respect between you. There is a good chance therefore of sorting out past misunderstandings and mapping out a firm and workable budget for time yet to come. Just make sure such discussions take place away from prying eyes and ears!
LIBRA September 24th - October 23rd
If you’re job hunting you should explore the more unusual opportunities around you now. Check out jobs that are out of your normal range of possibilities even if it means re-training and learning new skills. Whether you’re working or not, if there’s anything that captures your interest, ask questions, do some research and find out more. If at any time you have to face an awkward person or situation, don’t underestimate the powers of flattery!
SCORPIO October 24th - November 22nd
Keep your own counsel. There’s a lot to be gained from holding back and waiting before you offer opinions especially if your suggestions or comments could be misconstrued as criticism. Keeping your feelings to yourself is important if you are in a close relationship. It’s sometimes hard to hang on to things you love but putting their needs first will be a step in the right direction. Go out of your way to be supportive and affectionate.
SAGITTARIUS November 23rd - December 21st
People will appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness. Friends need help but don’t forget your loved ones too! Show full consideration towards someone special. In fact it wouldn’t be a bad idea to overdo the tender loving care with plenty demonstrations of affection. If you’re involved in work, pleasures or pastimes that often need a touch of creative flair, such touches should come easy now. So follow your instincts!
CAPRICORN December 22nd - January 20th
Your staying power isn’t as strong as usual especially if you’re thinking about starting any kind of major home based project. It would be more sensible to leave complicated or lengthy tasks for a time when you’re more in the mood. Instead, try to fill your waking hours with things that can be put to one side in an instant. Being spontaneous could open the way to something special. Give some thought to cash flow problems later.
AQUARIUS January 21st - February 19th
You like to please people even if it means putting yourself out. It’s all too easy to promise more than you can deliver to a friend or someone you work with. Remember: there are only 24 hours in a day and you’re overextending yourself already. You really need to reduce your commitments and organise your life more sensibly. Also, listen to a partner’s suggestions on how you might find it easier to live life on your own terms.
PISCES February 20th - March 20th
Spend a little more time than usual thinking about your spending habits. Simple readjustments could make a real difference to the amount you have to spend in the future. Even so, it may take an outsider to spot how to achieve this happy state. Choose someone you trust and quietly discuss it with them, they can help you decide on the best way to handle joint finances in the future. Be wary of a friend who tends to mix fact with fantasy.