(24 October – 22 November)
This is not the right time to make major decisions, as you are seeing things in the worst possible light. Wait until after the 25th, when the picture becomes clearer.
RELATIONSHIPS A few close friends you can trust are worth more than many superficial acquaintances. Invest in these special connections.
SELF-CARE A balanced diet will help maintain emotional equilibrium.
MONEY Try to consolidate rather than take on more expenses.
PERSONALITY Perceptive, passionate and private, Scorpio’s feelings run deep. Appearing self-controlled, she reveals little of her complex inner workings. Hers is an all-or-nothing approach to life.
She’s a natural psychologist with an instinct for human nature, so it’s difficult to hide anything from her. Although she isn’t confrontational, she is quietly determined and strong-willed. A protective mother, passionate partner and loyal friend, she has a possessive side.
STRENGTH She sees the hidden potential in what others reject and so excels at renovating houses, reviving ailing businesses and helping people get back on their feet.
BLIND SPOT She can exhaust herself and others with her intensity, so she benefits from learning to lighten up. COLOURS Deep reds, russet and charcoal.
GEMSTONES Topaz and jasper.
(23 November – 22 December)
You’re finding yourself revisiting the past. A bout of nostalgia is a reminder to pay attention to the little things that give meaning to everyday life.
RELATIONSHIPS Personal relationships ebb and flow like the tides. Right now there is more apartness than togetherness, which gives you the opportunity to connect with yourself.
SELF-CARE Wide open space is always a tonic for body, heart and mind.
MONEY Around the 15th, remember to think twice before acting on an extravagant impulse.
(23 December – 20 January)
You are carrying too heavy a load and something has to give. Take charge before you have no choice – decide what to shed and reorganise.
RELATIONSHIPS Often you come across as not needing people, but no-one is an island. Revealing your struggles and insecurities allows others to come closer, especially when you do it with a sense of humour.
SELF-CARE You definitely deserve to indulge yourself a little.
MONEY It’s a good time to review your budgets and savings plans in the light of changing circumstances.
(21 January – 19 February)
You are being encouraged to step into a position of authority. Although this doesn’t come naturally, you have much to contribute and will learn from the experience.
RELATIONSHIPS Your gut instinct is a useful source of information. The insight it gives you will help you steer your way through potentially tricky interpersonal dynamics.
SELF-CARE Pay attention to your body and its need for rest, good food, gentle exercise and occasional pampering.
MONEY Bargains come your way after the 10th.
(20 February – 20 March)
Don’t let minor setbacks get you down. Use them to pause and consider whether you’ve become too emotionally invested. It’s fine to care, but taking a step back will give you a fresh perspective.
RELATIONSHIPS You and your partner make a good team, whether parenting the kids or supporting friends through a crisis.
SELF-CARE You are a giving person, but remember to also nurture yourself.
MONEY It’s not worth giving in to social pressure to overspend on status symbols.
(21 March – 20 April)
With so much changing, there are constant new developments and challenges. Take a practical approach rather than reacting emotionally to situations that are out of your hands.
RELATIONSHIPS Timing is all-important when engaging with people in authority. You’ll regret words spoken in haste, so prepare well and present your case calmly.
SELF-CARE Have healthy snacks on hand for those times when you can’t sit down to a proper meal.
MONEY After the 10th, problematic financial negotiations fall into place.
(21 April – 21 May)
There’s hard work ahead, but nothing that you can’t manage. Midmonth is especially demanding, but a breakthrough brings relief.
RELATIONSHIPS You can often see simple solutions to others’ dilemmas. However, when they are caught up in emotions they aren’t ready for advice. Sympathy will be better received.
SELF-CARE Recharge your batteries with activities that put you in touch with nature.
MONEY Give priority to repairing and replacing worn-out items.
(22 May – 21 June)
Problems that weren’t resolved last month resurface. Once you are over the first hurdle, you’ll feel stronger.
RELATIONSHIPS Being easy-going, you tend to fit in with friends’ plans. However, feeling fed up with unreasonable demands is a sign that it’s time to take a stand.
SELF-CARE Cope with this rather stressful period by getting extra rest and try to be selective about social commitments.
MONEY Small savings can make a big difference.
(22 June – 23 July)
Your security-loving nature finds living with uncertainty uncomfortable. However, the situation is finally coming to a head and you’ll soon know what to expect.
RELATIONSHIPS People close to you need support and reassurance, but they will resent being fussed over. Wait and see how best you can help.
SELF-CARE Although you are not in a sociable mood, don’t isolate yourself. You need someone you can confide in.
MONEY Up until the 25th, finances will be tight.
(24 July – 23 August)
Increased domestic responsibilities are taking their toll. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Continue for now with the tasks at hand and be patient.
RELATIONSHIPS A surprise from parents-in-law throws you off track. Once you get over your initial resistance to reorganising, it’s apparent that it’s all working out for the best.
SELF-CARE When life seems too prosaic, draw on your flair for turning ordinary events into special occasions.
MONEY Being enterprising in business pays off.
(24 August – 23 September)
By putting your mind to it, you can achieve much this month. Start by drawing up a realistic plan. Allow for delays and other unforeseen events, then get going.
RELATIONSHIPS Encourage your children to do their best, but be careful that you don’t set unreasonably high standards for them. Give them the gift of accepting them for who they are.
SELF-CARE Unless you put pleasure on the agenda, it’s sure to get neglected.
MONEY Big expenses stretch the budget, so manage resources wisely.
(24 September – 23 October)
You have more on your plate than you can comfortably handle, but this is how it is. Breathe deeply, draw up a list of priorities and avoid procrastination.
RELATIONSHIPS Growth comes from acting independently and not turning to your partner for help. Although self-reliance sometimes feels lonely, you will also discover resources you didn’t know you had.
SELF-CARE Show yourself the same consideration and kindness you show others.
MONEY Stay on top of expenses and avoid costly retail therapy.