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Your Stars: July 2014

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

Cancer

 

(22 Jun – 23 Jul)

 

A letdown leaves you without the support you had expected. Once you are over the initial upset, you’ll find that you are up to the challenge of being in the driver’s seat.

RELATIONSHIPS Family life naturally has its ups and downs. Right now the focus is on accommodating differences, rather than pushing them under the carpet.

SELF-CARE Initially you need time for yourself, but from the 16th you are happier relaxing in pleasant company.

MONEY Around the 25th, good fortune shines on you.

PERSONALITY Emotionally sensitive, gentle and caring, the Cancer woman is a natural nurturer. For her, home and family come first, but she also does well in a career that suits her perceptive personality. Cautious by nature, she prefers to stick to the known and familiar. Sometimes she hides her vulnerability behind a protective shell. Both practical and imaginative, she can be very creative. An understanding partner and parent, she mothers all around her.

STRENGTHS Quietly tenacious, she has the emotional resilience to weather the storms of life.

BLIND SPOT She tends to be overly subjective, assuming that others’ needs are the same as hers.

COLOURS Silver and white.

GEMSTONES Pearl and moonstone.

 

 

Leo

 

(24 JUL – 23 AUG)

 

Nostalgia is an opportunity to take stock. There are aspects of yourself that you’ve neglected and need to bring into your life now.

RELATIONSHIPS A small gesture of goodwill is all it takes to clear up a misunderstanding between you and a friend – you don’t have to go into long-winded explanations.

SELF-CARE This is a soulful time – ideal for emotionally nourishing pleasures.

MONEY Get through a tight patch towards month-end by exercising careful money management.

 

 

Virgo

 

(24 AUG – 23 SEPT)

 

You seem to be simply muddling along, but then it all starts falling into place. Positive encouragement from an authority figure indicates that you’re on the right track.

RELATIONSHIPS From the 13th, be extra sensitive to people’s feelings, especially when working together in a team. What you think is constructive criticism will be taken badly.

SELF-CARE In winter, you need some comfort food while still eating reasonably healthily.

MONEY It’s not possible to keep a tight rein on spending.

 

 

Libra

 

(24 SEPT – 23 OCT)

 

The first half of the month sees you on the go, meeting people and enjoying stimulating exchanges. Then, from the 18th, the focus shifts to taking care of responsibilities.

RELATIONSHIPS Managing the needs of the larger family circle takes a lot of skilful juggling. It’s impossible to keep everyone happy, so be realistic about what you can and can’t do.

SELF-CARE Boost energy and confidence with enjoyable exercise.

MONEY Recent fears turn out to be more in your mind than in reality.

 

 

Scorpio

 

(24 OCT – 22 NOV)

 

This is a turn-around time. Situations that were blocked get moving again. You are also no longer plagued by doubts. Now you know what you want, you can move into action.

RELATIONSHIPS It’s easier than usual to discuss sensitive issues with your man. Be honest, but keep it light. Too much digging below the surface isn’t constructive.

SELF-CARE Look for activities that widen your personal horizons.

MONEY Make sure you are informed and review long-term financial matters with your man.

 

 

Sagittarius

 

(23 NOV – 22 DEC)

 

For a while you’ve been happy sticking to the comfort zone, but now the urge to stretch yourself is growing. The how isn’t yet clear, so be patient.

RELATIONSHIPS Your partner won’t need much encouragement to join you in some playful, sexy fun. Even better, see if the two of you can get away without the kids.

SELF-CARE You can’t afford to push the envelope physically, so get a regular good night’s sleep.

MONEY Commit to implementing one good money-management habit.

 

 

Capricorn

 

(23 DEC – 20 JAN)

 

Listen to the signs that indicate you need to make peace with what is beyond your control. Be sensible and share responsibilities.

RELATIONSHIPS Be careful of playing the parent to your partner. No matter how good your intentions, it will create resentment. Focus rather on being good friends.

SELF-CARE Too much routine is stifling. Sometimes you need to be flexible and follow your impulses.

MONEY There is good news after the 16th.

 

 

Aquarius

 

(21 JAN – 19 FEB)

 

You are in a waiting stage until mid-month. The not-knowing brings up unexpected insecurities. Keep busy with simple tasks.

RELATIONSHIPS Connecting with people from diverse cultures opens doors that are worth exploring further. At work, make allowances for a colleague who is going through an emotionally demanding time.

SELF-CARE Ensure a good night’s sleep by unwinding before bed.

MONEY Drawing up a budget helps you stay on top of spending.

 

 

Pisces

 

(20 FEB – 20 MAR)

 

You’re kept busy tying up loose ends and making arrangements that require a lot of negotiation. There is also good news about a family matter that has been dragging on for a while.

RELATIONSHIPS Circumstances are favourable for discussing household arrangements with your man. Share your feelings, but also pay attention to his more objective perspective.

SELF-CARE Feed your imagination with fantasy movies and romantic stories.

MONEY Technical glitches are likely, especially midmonth, so be prepared.

 

 

Aries

 

(21 MAR – 20 APR)

 

After all the recent challenges, this more stable phase comes as a relief. People are cooperative and you can make progress with home- improvement projects.

RELATIONSHIPS Whether tackling joint tasks or making plans for the future, you and your man make a good team. However, exercise tact in communications with a sibling.

SELF-CARE Take note of signs that you need to slow down and recharge your batteries.

MONEY Ongoing difficulties with a loan or home loan can finally be resolved.

 

 

Taurus

 

(21 APR – 21 MAY)

 

People are one of your most valuable resources, so give extra attention to building bridges of connection. Collaborative projects will be rewarding in more ways than one.

RELATIONSHIPS Your man has been in the doldrums lately, but this is about to change. Until then, be extra patient.

SELF-CARE Counteract winter sluggishness with regular doses of outdoor activity, preferably in good company.

MONEY Double-check purchase agreements and exchange policies, or you could be caught out.

 

 

Gemini

 

(22 MAY – 21 JUN)

For a while, the channels of communication were blocked, but now people are forthcoming with information and you can move forwards. Around the 22nd, play it safe and you won’t be sorry.

RELATIONSHIPS Your lively curiosity has returned. However, keep in mind the lessons you learnt recently about listening to yourself.

SELF-CARE Unwind with a good book that stimulates your sense of humour.

MONEY A few small extravagances are harmless, but keep the urge to splurge in check.

 

 

 

 

 

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