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IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY

If there’s a single message in your birthday chart, it’s the importance of taking things slowly. Equally, you’ll want to give serious thought to the ideas others suggest, even if they seem unrealistic. That might be true now, but within days there could be changes and suddenly you’ll have the time and space necessary for things to not only shift, but for events as thrilling as they are unexpected. The more willing you are to explore these, they more swiftly you’ll recognise, and embrace, them.

Aries March 20 – April 19

During periods of often abrupt and sometimes dramatic change, such as is being triggered by the current part of eclipses, a few days ago and on the 15th, what best may be what seems most disruptive. That being the case, learn about them. That way, instead of battling those changes, you’ll explore their potential.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Tempting as it is to say ‘I told you so’ to certain stubborn individuals, it would be unwise. While it’s true, you’ve battled over a number of issues, in some cases at length, you’ve been just as stubborn as they have. And, that being the case, you, too, will need to adopt a flexible approach.

Gemini May 21 – June 20

By no means are you narrow minded. Yet you long ago dismissed certain options as being unappealing or just plain unrealistic. While that was true at the time, since then circumstances have changed as have your priorities. Knowing that, explore past ideas and, equally, plans and concepts as new as they are intriguing.

Cancer June 21 – July 21

There’s a difference between making a decision and a final decision, in the sense that you can’t back out of it. While you’re tempted to commit whole-heartedly, it’s unrealistic. With the actual circumstances in question shifting, the more you know, the better you’ll be able to assess the matters that arise.

Leo July 22 – August 22

Don’t be surprised if you’re faced with both the need to substantially alter longstanding arrangements and rethink plans you’ve regarded as solid. Once, they were. But between the current pair of eclipses and the three midyear, there’ll be a series of changes. While they’ll be unsettling at the time, ultimately, they’ll be a joy.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

With both the Sun and your ruler Mercury forming tricky aspects to the fortunate Jupiter between now and mid-February, you could soon find yourself struggling with longstanding arrangements and new ideas. While unsettling, these are introducing exciting breakthroughs. The trick is to be aware changes will be necessary, and possibly more than once.

Libra September 23 – October 22

As a Libra, you have a strong sentimental streak. You both enjoy musing over happy times in the past but also try to use these memories to inspire certain tricky individuals to behave better. But that’s not the way others think, so this won’t work. In fact, push it too far and it could backfire on you.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Nobody is better at making it seem you’d no interest in certain ideas, plans or, possibly, individuals without even mentioning the matter in question. The problem is, you must now get others involved, and that means discussing your feelings openly. Worrying as that sounds, it will be no problem.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 20

Usually you’ve a knack for tackling misunderstandings head on, and untangling them in a single, forthright discussion. Similarly, if you’ve made mistakes, you’ll delve into them until you discover what went wrong. Judging by the current tricky planetary setup, those answers won’t appear swiftly as you’d hoped. Be patient. It will be worth it.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

While you hate wasting time on pointless disputes, when an issue is interesting or a heated debate would generate worthwhile ideas, you’ll happily get involved. That’s exactly what you’re encouraged to do, and now. You’ll be amazed what you learn from the resulting, and often surprising, exchange of ideas.

Aquarius January 20 – February 17

It’s rare that you’ll back off from the problems others are struggling with, particularly if they’ve asked for your help. But the fact is, one particular individual actually enjoys facing, and complaining about, exactly such battles. Knowing that, the remedies you’re suggesting won’t just be unwelcome, they’d make you very unpopular indeed.

Pisces February 18 – March 19

Enjoying what there is to enjoy is always an art, but that’s especially the case during periods as unsettling as this one. Yet those little pleasures make so much more difference. Make appreciating what you have, and are able to savour part of your daily ritual. Regard it as a form of taking emotional vitamins.