Don't rest on your past achievements

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 11 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:29pm



March 21 - April 19

First, the good news. You're healthy and generally happy, so that counts for a lot. The teensy bit of bad news, though, is that you may be surrounding yourself with people who don't have your best interests at heart.

Carefully examine your friendships and associations and be brave enough to let go of anyone who doesn't really love you for who you are.


April 20 - May 20

During this upside-down, slightly crazy time, some Taureans will move school or even go abroad. It may not be that extreme for you this week, of course. Whatever happens, know that it's for the best in the long run. Perhaps you're giving up an old hobby or resigning from a part-time job that pays poorly and isn't fun anymore. You are strong enough to handle it.


May 21 - June 20

Finally! You may be starting to feel that people value your skills and talents - an important confidence boost this week. Don't rest on your past achievements, no matter how glorious they were. Carry on expanding, studying and learning new things.

Every bit of knowledge that makes it into your brain is valuable - even if you don't realise it just yet.


June 21 - July 22

Being a fairly emotional type, you still tend to hide your feelings to avoid hurting others or causing negativity in your social group. But what good reason is there to allow others to bully or insult you? None.

It's time to speak up for yourself and tell the truth. You have nothing to fear but fear itself. Makes sense, doesn't it?


July 23 - August 22

Suddenly, you may be wondering why life seems to be getting more difficult. There's nothing to worry about - just a few astrological tricks to test your confidence and remind you that you're quite a strong person, really.

We all trip over bumps on the road from time to time. It's our response to those hiccups that determine whether we succeed or fail. Be positive.


August 23 - September 22

If anybody can get something done, it's a Virgo. That's what they say, but that's not necessarily what you do. Some Virgos are just as untidy and scatter-brained as the rest of us - and that's no crime! Don't allow others to take advantage of you just because you sometimes seem to be the most logical one in the group. Step back and let others lead occasionally.


September 23 - October 22

We've probably mentioned this before. American talk-show host Oprah Winfrey was spot on when she said everybody should own a gratitude journal. Right now, it's important for you to appreciate life's blessings today, rather than focusing on 'nice-to-haves' in your future. Write down at least five things that you already have in your life and soon you'll realise how rich you truly are.


October 23 - November 21

This is a lucky week for you, which means it's a healthy time to start something new or reconnect with people you love. Focus on positive aspects of life, such as exercise, great nutrition and bonding with close friends and family. Have a heart-to-heart chat with your mum or sister and then go for a lengthy, sweaty jog or exhaust yourself at a martial arts class. It's all food for the soul.


November 22 - December 21

Isn't it time that you put that little inner voice - your intuition - to good use for a change? Being logical and practical is fine, but sometimes we just know that something or someone isn't right, even though there's no obvious reason why. You have a good mind and a strong 'gut instinct'. Use these to root out negative people and influences, starting today.


December 22 - January 19

Mostly, you're the one who thinks ahead, plans perfectly and gets the job done - but it's time to shake things up a bit and surprise everybody this week. For a change, stop trying to control things and let it flow. Yes, this means that others have to book the venues, send out the invitations and make the phone calls. Not you!

Now is the time. Be lazy - you have permission.


January 20 - February 18

It's a special time of year for you, Aquarius, because your independent, creative spirit is shining more brightly than ever before. Get out and be seen, because this streak of good fortune doesn't last forever. You are a strong, imaginative and interesting person.

The wonderful thing about life is that it is full of exciting opportunities. Grab yours today.


February 19 - March 20

You are in leadership mode right now, with lots of people watching and waiting to see what you'll do next. Even if you're not actually organising anything important, you have great influence in your social circle, so be wise and try to say and do only positive things.

What we create today has an effect on our future, so think before you speak or act.