CELEBRITY stargazer Russell Grant takes a look at what lies in the stars for the week (from Sunday May 13).
ARIES March 21st - April 20th
You have to deal with the elephant in the room. Even if you don’t feel comfortable discussing topics like love and money, you still need to deal with them. Stop expecting a business or romantic partner to read your mind. If you want something, you have to ask for it. An inheritance, refund, or dividend won’t be as much as you expected. There’s also a chance this sum will be delayed. It will be necessary to do some creative budgeting to cover your bills.
TAURUS April 21st - May 21st
As far as you’re concerned, actions speak louder than words. That’s why you’re so impatient with someone who makes big promises, but fails to deliver on them. It may be time to put some distance between you, at least for the short term. Take this opportunity to spoil yourself. Buy yourself a new outfit, piece of jewellery, or techy gadget. When you treat yourself well, others will follow suit. A first date, audition, or job interview will be a success.
GEMINI May 22nd - June 21st
Slowly but surely, your goals are changing. Instead of wanting fame and fortune, you want peace and quiet. Taking a job that gives you lots of free time for creative pursuits will be rewarding. Some may question your sanity, wanting to know why someone with your skills is doing such menial work. They don’t realise just how much energy you’ve given to a demanding job. Save the best of yourself for activities you really enjoy. You won’t regret it.
CANCER June 22nd - July 23rd
Don’t give friends too much influence over your decisions. You must take a radically different path than the one you’ve been travelling. Your plan feels threatening to your nearest and dearest. Maintaining the status quo will take a toll on your health. Make time for creative pursuits, like writing, playing music, and dancing. If you’ve always wanted to design clothes or make furniture, learn how to do so. It would be a crime to let your imagination stagnate.
LEO July 24th - August 23rd
Your knowledge and know how are second to none, but could they be getting in the way of learning something new? Let a newcomer show you how to operate a software program or high speed gadget. Colleagues will admire your open minded attitude. Everybody feels a little helpless when acquiring a skill. By refusing to be discouraged and plunging forward, you’ll become even more successful. An exciting career opportunity will be yours for the asking.
VIRGO August 24th - September 23rd
Someone has been pushing you to adopt their belief system, which makes you really uncomfortable. You try to be respectful of others, and resent it when people don’t return the courtesy. Continuing to listen politely to their sermonising is getting you down. A business trip offers a welcome escape. At long last, you can exercise your talent without fear of criticism or correction. Clients will be impressed by your exhaustive knowledge and intelligent questions.
LIBRA September 24th - October 23rd
You can’t keep spending like there’s no tomorrow. Bills are mounting, and you’ve got to find another source of income. It’s important to examine why you feel compelled to shop all the time. Material goods won’t fulfil any emotional pr spiritual needs. Relationships are what motivate you. If you haven’t been spending enough time with your nearest and dearest, change your priorities. Stop pretending that everything is great if you’re fed up and frustrated.
SCORPIO October 24th - November 22nd
You’re not ready to yield the spotlight to a romantic or business partner. Recently, you’ve made some impressive accomplishments, and want to bask in the glow of the success. Unfortunately, someone who is sick or troubled is raining on your parade. It’s only natural to want to be celebrated in your hour of triumph, but adopting a resentful stance will hurt your reputation. Try being a little more gracious and giving. There will be plenty of time to celebrate later.
SAGITTARIUS November 23rd - December 21st
Beware of overindulging in food and drink. You have to be in great condition to face the challenges ahead. Work is especially demanding. You may have to cover a colleague’s shift or assume their responsibilities in addition to your own. If you’re looking for work, you may not be able to find many good opportunities. Don’t be discouraged. Explore openings at a hospital, school, or government agency. You might have to submit several applications, but persistence will pay off.
CAPRICORN December 22nd - January 20th
A relative or neighbour is being inconsiderate. Nothing you do or say will change their behaviour. Maybe you should put some distance between you. If you’re in a feud with someone who lives nearby, give serious thought to relocating. Life is too short to endure constant disruptions. Good news about a writing or teaching project will reach your ears. Be sure to celebrate with the people who have supported you throughout this long, wild journey.
AQUARIUS January 21st - February 19th
Home will only be a temporary shelter from some serious issues. It may be necessary to take a job you don’t really want, just as a means to make ends meet. Working for an oppressive boss is very stressful, especially for an independent person like you. You must remember this is a means to an end. Eventually, a better situation will come along. Until then, stay focused on the positive aspects of your situation. Let your relatives pamper you, too.
PISCES February 20th - March 20th
You can’t always get what you want, and your current situation is a perfect illustration of this principle. As much as you crave time off, other people demand your attention. Put aside personal plans to help a friend who is in serious trouble. Help a loved one in finding housing, a job, or medical help. When your inner tensions threaten to overwhelm you, think back to a time when someone rescued you from a terrible situation. It’s time to return the favour.