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Your Stars: January 2014

We went stargazing to bring you your astral predictions. Make the most of your month!

 

 

Capricorn

 

(23 DEC – 20 JAN)

 

Get your year off to a fresh start by revamping your appearance. Looking good is an indication of a sense of self-worth. All it takes is a little extra investment in yourself.

RELATIONSHIPS Being solution- oriented, you are uncomfortable with situations where there is nothing you can do. However, people always appreciate kind gestures and a receptive ear.

SELF-CARE Give yourself the gift of slowing down to smell the roses along the way.

MONEY There is good news around the 24th.

PERSONALITY Capricorn is serious, sensible, self-contained and mature beyond her years. She is real and consistent, so people trust her. Goal-oriented and organised, she finds being productive satisfying. She excels at setting up systems, but dislikes maintaining them. She can be insecure, but builds confidence through experience, and she has a wicked sense of humour. She’s a committed parent and partner, and works hard at relationships.

STRENGTHS People find her down-to-earth nature reassuring and know they can rely on her in a crisis.

BLIND SPOT Her overdeveloped sense of responsibility leads her to take on too much. She benefits from learning to recognise her limits. COLOURS Brown and midnight blue.

GEMSTONES Sapphire and onyx.

 

Aquarius

 

(21 JAN – 19 FEB)

 

Discovering the strength in vulnerability is a theme that runs well into the year. At the moment, you have plenty of opportunities to put this into practice.

RELATIONSHIPS With in-laws, agree to disagree, rather than trying to convince them of your point of view. The paradox is that you actually have more in common than you realise.

SELF-CARE You are being invited to pay attention to your body and its needs.

MONEY Listen to the voice of caution and be realistic.

 

Pisces

 

(20 FEB – 20 MAR)

 

Circumstances are pushing you to be resourceful. Make this a year of emotional growth by overcoming feelings of helplessness and rising to the challenge.

RELATIONSHIPS You’ve learnt from hard experience that some friends are reliable in a crisis and some are not, so be discerning about who you turn to for support.

SELF-CARE If you feel overwhelmed, do something loving for yourself, rather than reverting to bad habits.

MONEY Towards month-end, share your ideas on finances with your man.

 

Aries

 

(21 MAR – 20 APR)

 

Get your year off to a good start by thinking through your choices, rather than acting in haste. Consider what’s sustainable and realistic, then you won’t have to backtrack later.

RELATIONSHIPS Respect for different life experiences will help you negotiate a tricky patch with a parent. It’s also an opportunity to discard old baggage.

SELF-CARE Maintain a healthy balance of work and play, independence and spending time with others.

MONEY How you manage your resources makes a difference to what you can afford.

 

 

Taurus

 

(21 APR – 21 MAY)

 

It’s a month for fixing long-standing problems and making important decisions that will shape the course of the year. Progress is slow for a while, but persevere and you’ll get there.

RELATIONSHIPS Being interested in the other side of the story is the way to avoid potential conflict with colleagues or domestic employees. When people feel heard, they’re more cooperative.

SELF-CARE Show you want the best for yourself by choosing to be more disciplined about healthy eating.

MONEY Trust your innate inclination to be cautious and you won’t go wrong.

 

Gemini

 

(22 MAY – 21 JUN)

 

Lay strong foundations for the year by taking stock of what’s working and what isn’t. Then, rethink and reorganise. Once you know where you stand, you’ll feel lighter.

RELATIONSHIPS You and your partner bring different gifts to parenting. Rather than arguing about who has the answer, learn from each other and you’ll make a great team.

SELF-CARE Your overactive mind needs periods where you slow it down with calming activities.

MONEY Commit to reducing debt. Get expert help if necessary.

 

 

Cancer

 

(22 JUN – 23 JUL)

 

You can’t change others, but you can change how you react when they push your buttons. This will take time and commitment, but it’s a worthwhile personal-development project for the new year.

RELATIONSHIPS The people you usually rely on for support are unavailable. Although it feels lonely, it’s a chance to discover your own strength.

SELF-CARE Plan one weekly activity that’s unrelated to home or family.

MONEY Save on household bills by joining your man in some DIY.

 

Leo

 

(24 JUL – 23 AUG)

 

Reduce stress in the months ahead by spending time now putting systems in place and setting up routines. Where you can, delegate. Take it step by step.

RELATIONSHIPS From the 20th, shared activities go well, especially when you let your partner take the lead. It’s also a good time for discussing plans for the future.

SELF-CARE Although it’s summer, you need a break from social commitments, so take it easy.

MONEY After the year-end splurge, it’s the ‘sensible-shopper’ season.

 

Virgo

 

(24 AUG – 23 SEPT)

 

As always, there’s so much to do! Make it easier for yourself by working smart. Make this your year of streamlining the way you operate. Start by not fussing over things that are not important.

RELATIONSHIPS Parenting places extra demands on you. Being overly anxious to get it right doesn’t help. Relax and trust your common sense and you’ll get through it.

SELF-CARE Get into the habit of taking brief breaks to renew and revitalise.

MONEY Factors beyond your control put pressure on resources.

 

Libra

 

(24 SEPT – 23 OCT)

 

Self-reliance is a central theme for you this year. As a result, you are faced with situations that require you to trust your own choices and to act independently.

RELATIONSHIPS Your challenge is to find a balance between accommodating parents and being true to yourself. Acknowledge their needs, but be clear about what is okay for you.

SELF-CARE Feeling stuck is a sign that you are in need of a break from responsibilities and routines.

MONEY Taking control of spending is self-empowering.

 

Scorpio

 

(24 OCT – 22 NOV)

 

The ups and downs that mark the start of your year are a perfect opportunity to cultivate the skill of detachment. As soon as things fail, let go and look for the next opening.

RELATIONSHIPS An old issue with a sibling resurfaces. Draw on the wisdom of experience and adopt a constructive approach.

SELF-CARE Allow time for activities that increase your inner peace and harmony.

MONEY It’s not advisable to take on long-term commitments that could overstretch you financially.

 

Sagittarius

 

(23 NOV – 22 DEC)

 

Be realistic and you’ll start the new year off on the right foot. Rather than aiming high, work towards your goal slowly and steadily. That way you are more likely to succeed.

RELATIONSHIPS Be the one to take the lead in initiating shared activities with friends. Form a book club or some other common-interest group.

SELF-CARE Take charge of your wellbeing by replacing one bad habit with a good one.

MONEY Get serious about money management and address those areas you usually avoid.

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