ARIES (MARCH 21ST- APRIL 19TH)
Don’t be afraid of alone time, Aries. If you like to surround yourself with other people, now’s the time to immerse yourself in brief periods of solitude. This might sound like an odd thing to do in the run up to Christmas, but you’ll be amazed how transformative it can be to spend time solo. Alone time can help you discover who you really are, enable you to clear your mind, and improve the quality of the time you actually spend with other people.
Although you may feel confident in your abilities and decisions, you’re not always right, Taurus. A friend, relative or colleague may politely question your judgement in the coming days and their words are unlikely to sit well with you. Rather than flying off the handle and getting defensive, question whether there’s any truth to what this person is saying. If this person has a reputation for looking out for others and trying to make things better, chances are they’re just trying to help you too. There’s so much you can learn from them, even if you feel like you know enough already.
This week you may get frustrated at another person’s reluctance to make you a priority in their life. You won’t necessarily be romantically involved with this person, they could be a relative, friend or even a colleague who has promised you great things only to repeatedly let you down. Don’t take other people’s inability to stay true to their word personally. Nothing anyone ever does is because of you.
Don’t compromise your standards for anyone, Cancer. Whether you’re ‘choosy’ when it comes to your career, friendships or love life, you don’t need to explain your reasoning to anyone. As you travel through life, people will encourage you to lower your standards and settle for less than you want. It’s up to you to be strong and resist this pressure. Not only can settling see you feeling unhappy and resentful, it deprives those around you of someone who is 100% committed to the cause.
Are you guilty of knocking other people down on your way to the top, Leo? If so, it’s time to stop seeing other people as your competition. Rather than treating life like some sort of survival of the fittest, join forces with those around you and work together to achieve greater things than you can manage alone. You’re likely to encounter people along the way who are competitive too, and some may be reluctant to adopt a team-approach, but these people don’t matter. Focus on bettering yourself and helping like-minded people and good things will come to you.
Is this person a season, a reason or a lifetime, Virgo? Not every person you fall for will stay in your life forever, but that doesn’t make the bond you share or emotions you feel any less special. In the coming days, remind yourself that you’ll get a sneak peek into other people’s worlds from time to time, but ultimately life is your own adventure.
Nothing lasts forever and so rather than worrying about the longevity of your relationships, jobs and hobbies, focus on how they make you feel now.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23RD- OCTOBER 22ND)
Is your quest for closure holding you back, Libra? Rather than demanding that other people help you achieve the closure you seek, reflect on the lessons you’ve learned and analyse your own behaviour. Relying on others for closure could see you waiting years before you can properly move on with your life and start the next journey.
Make ‘independence’ your word of the week, Libra. You’ll be astonished how much you can accomplish alone.
It’s time to ruffle a few feathers and kick up a fuss, Scorpio. No matter how desperate you are to go through life avoiding confrontation, sooner or later a little drama is inevitable and, dare we say it, even healthy. Unless you get confident in speaking your mind and standing up for yourself, you’ll always find yourself suppressing your own ambitions and needs in order to impress and please other people. Be brave this week and say what you really feel, no matter what the consequences.
An acquaintance or colleague may confide in you this week, Sagittarius. Consider it an honour that you’re the person they chose to trust and ask for help. If this person pours their heart out to you, don’t let them down. You might not have the answers to their problems, and that’s okay. Instead of desperately searching for a solution, offer them a shoulder to cry on to prove they’re not alone.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22ND- JANUARY 19TH)
Be disruptive, Capricorn. A little disruption can lead to immense progress and more often than not, the prize goes to the person willing to cause the most mess.
Six months or a year from now you could be in a completely different place than you are right this second. It’s up to you to lay the groundwork for any spiritual, emotional and financial evolution you wish to make.
Have you identified your purpose yet, Aquarius? Believe it or not, the answer doesn’t have to be ‘yes’. Most of us will spend our entire lives trying to work out why we’re here, but the journey of self-discovery is all part of the adventure.
This week, try to think less about your idea of perfection and instead make a real effort to unleash your creativity and experiment where you can. Done is better than perfect.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19TH- MARCH 20TH)
How much time do you devote to reading, Pisces? This is an ideal time to bury your head in a good book (or five) and immerse yourself in someone else’s life and mind for a little while.
If you’re struggling to find the time to do things you really enjoy, remember that nothing bad will happen if you put *some* of your responsibilities on hold. Whether you clean the house a little less frequently or you stop saying ‘yes’ to work projects that aren’t in your job description, the world isn’t going to stop spinning.