CELEBRITY stargazer Russell Grant takes a look at the week ahead (from Sunday May 6).
ARIES March 21st - April 20th
Any financial affairs you deal with now should go the way you expect. Somehow you will instinctively know the best way to make money go further. At work it could pay off handsomely if you don’t follow the crowd and stick your neck out by expressing any highly original and untried ideas that spring into your head. A new face or one you’ve overlooked until now may catch your attention if you are single. Be sure to show you are interested.
TAURUS April 21st - May 21st
Share your ideas as family and friends will be receptive to new suggestions. It could be easy to get carried away with other people’s enthusiasm but whatever you do, don’t rush things. Take your time when dealing with important business as you may not be seeing everything as it really is. Plan ahead and this will help you nip any potential problems in the bud. If you and others who share your aims are sensible about it you will soon be on the road to success.
GEMINI May 22nd - June 21st
You can easily concentrate on more than one thing at a time. You also tend to grasp the important details of any situation in double quick time. Even so, those around you may not be able to keep up with you. Show consideration for those who aren’t such quick thinkers. Be prepared to hold back until everyone knows the relevant details of any changes you are making. Communications are starting to improve. People will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
CANCER June 22nd - July 23rd
In this generally forward looking and progressive week, you might occasionally feel as if your efforts are being held back because of someone else’s lazy attitude. Even so, if you want to get ahead, you may have little choice but to put up with their more laid back ways. Unfairly perhaps, but it could be that they have the final say about the jobs you’re working on. Money news suggests that a spending spree could be in order; just don’t get carried away!
LEO July 24th - August 23rd
The busy start to the week won’t last. Later you’ll get time to slow down and tackle everyday chores at a less hectic pace. In close relationships and partnerships, think twice before bringing up touchy subjects or offering advice that may sound like criticism. An exciting job offer will need an immediate response. Don’t hesitate with your answer. You will want to celebrate at the weekend if you hear you’re in line for a promotion or wage rise.
VIRGO August 24th - September 23rd
No matter what your age or how much experience you have you can learn a lot from studying other people’s methods and suggestions. Where cash is concerned, try to steer a steady course and look at the long term results of any investments you may make. Even if it’s proving something of a struggle to stay ‘on plan’, as long as you’re sensible, you’ll find a way. A lively gathering could lead to you making some unusual plans for the future.
LIBRA September 24th - October 23rd
Shared financial affairs will benefit from time spent either discussing possible improvements or checking where cash has gone over past months. A partner may be able to see things in a longer term perspective so pay attention to their suggestions. You don’t want to commit yourself to something that turns out to be a millstone around your neck. Keeping an open mind is essential when out socialising with friends. A spontaneous travel offer could be fun.
SCORPIO October 24th - November 22nd
Ideas you and a partner are coming up with for having some fun will involve a degree of risk which at first you’re both willing to take. Closer investigation could reveal a variety of potential pitfalls which will suddenly make you realise what’s at stake if it all goes wrong. Be cautious about decisions that could have long term consequences. For once, hold back from being spontaneous! The same advice should be followed when it comes to joint finances.
SAGITTARIUS November 23rd - December 21st
Your health and diet is under the spotlight. If you are concerned about an illness or allergy that now and again bugs you, be sure to take immediate preventative measures. By the middle of the week, expect to find yourself up to your eyes in job related matters. If you’re a parent, there may also be the need to find a new minder, school or nursery for your child. If only the week could be more relaxing but you have to move quickly to keep on top of everything.
CAPRICORN December 22nd - January 20th
Although you often prefer to achieve ambitions through traditional ways and means, there is an exception to every rule. Dare to be different now, and where possible take advantage of any short cuts others are keen to teach you. You may not approve of all of these but there are some that will make the work easier without spoiling the end result. Rely on your commonsense to guide you on how to make the most of such opportunities.
AQUARIUS January 21st - February 19th
Giving some thought to financial matters and family affairs will be necessary as you realise you have to let certain responsibilities slip. To get back on top of it all be prepared to clear the decks and your debts! Despite you being in heavy demand by your friends and neighbours, spending quality time with the family seems to take precedence over socialising. Farsighted thinking will improve your prospects. Relatives are more supportive than you expected.
PISCES February 20th - March 20th
Friends and neighbours will be exceptionally helpful. Don’t feel awkward about asking for a favour or two if you need their advice or assistance. In the same way, let others know you are willing to share, if someone might benefit from your know how or if they’re dealing with a pressing or difficult task they are struggling with. Your friendly nature will make you popular and although you will find favour with your boss, a colleague could show distinct signs of envy!