Cheer up all those long faces around you

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 21 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 21 July, 2012, 12:00am



March 21 - April 19

If there was ever a good time to get rid of stuff and make a bit of cash, then that time is now. There may be plenty of people willing to buy your old DVDs, take those red shoes off your hands or swap a bunch of books with you.

If you can't sell it, give it away or offer it to a charitable organisation. There is always someone in need. And you love to do a good deed!


April 20 - May 20

It's a case of 'mind over matter' this week, as your brain rules in every aspect of your life - you'll do anything to avoid being bored. Stimulate that clever head of yours by watching a challenging movie, trying out a very complicated recipe or buying a fat book of Sudoku puzzles to pore over. Whatever you do, don't lie around on the couch. You'll just depress yourself.


May 21 - June 20

Always willing to try something new, you may be challenged to stretch your mind. With exams behind you, it's logical that you're sniffing around for a bit of fun, but try to spice it up with a little adventure for a change.

Don't do the same old thing these holidays. Grow stuff, meet new people. Whatever's legal and okay with your parents will be just the ticket.


June 21 - July 22

A bit of tension is simmering like a hot saucepan and you're doing your best to stop it boiling over at the moment. The one good thing about negative events is that you find out who your true, loyal friends are.

Those who are with you through thick and thin are worth keeping. The ones who leave you in the lurch at the slightest hint of trouble should be put aside.


July 23 - August 22

Ah, lovely Leo, you're feeling the prickle of that famous pride again, aren't you? Someone is either treating you unfairly or you're just feeling irritated. As a result, you're tossing your mane (and temper) around a little more furiously than usual. Try to smooth things over by smiling and letting go of the small stuff. It's just not worth getting into a catfight.


August 23 - September 22

You're sliding along like a hot knife through butter this week - which means that things are a lot easier than usual. That's good to know, isn't it? It means that you can get things done, rather than sit around and wait for a better opportunity or time to attend to stuff. With good fortune comes responsibility. Yes, a little boring, that philosophy - but worth following in the end.


September 23 - October 22

There's more to life than a pretty or handsome face, but sometimes a mini makeover will do you the world of good. So, starting today, change your hair, cut your toenails and phone a friend to say you love them (or like them a lot). Actions speak louder than words, and the positive glow you'll feel will spill over into all aspects of your life.


October 23 - November 21

Traditionally, you carry a big sting in your tail and are not afraid to use it when you feel cornered or insulted. But now it's better not to confront people with issues. The wisest place for you to be is behind closed doors with your mouth firmly shut. It may be frustrating, but some things are better left unsaid. Your time to speak out will come soon enough.


November 22 - December 21

Being a shiny, happy spirit is one of your best character traits, so use it to your advantage. People enjoy being in the company of someone who sees the positive side of life - especially when it's very hard to see the silver lining in a dark cloud! Try to cheer up all those long faces around you right now, and whatever you do, don't let their negative moods affect you.


December 22 - January 19

If you always assume the worst, you'll probably end up with the worst. Keep this philosophy in mind as you go about your business now. With challenges behind you and a few up ahead, you are getting ready to climb another mountain. You'll reach new heights by never giving up on your dreams, no matter how big or small they are.


January 20 - February 18

You are quite happy to give yourself advice, but will you listen to someone else's? A relevant and kind piece of wisdom is likely to fall into your lap sometime over the next few days, and it won't necessarily be from a person you know.

Stop, look and listen to the world around you. Inspiration might come from a movie, the girl selling you a pizza or even a random page in a boring book.


February 19 - March 20

Don't allow tension in a friendship to spoil your long-term relationship with one of the most important people in your life - yourself. It's possible that jealousy, resentment or pettiness in others is causing you to doubt your abilities. Place a wall of light around yourself as you go about your daily routine now - any trouble will bounce right off you before it can do any harm.