On the horizon
Beth Cooper Howell
(March 21 - April 19)
Your energy is in top gear and the planets have lined up all the facts and positive fizz you need to make things happen. Focus is your key word. If you have an important goal, now is the time to take steps to achieve it. What you achieve in the next few days will lay a fantastic foundation for a happy, glowing new year.
(April 20 - May 19)
Feeling blue about relationships at the moment? Try not to worry. You've been through a testing time and, while truth sometimes hurts, it's better not to be kept in the dark. Trust your instincts and don't gossip about negative things. This will only harm you in the long run. Believe in your values and be a good friend.
(May 20 to June 19)
Don't try to be a hero. If you have bitten off more than you can chew - or can't keep your promises - now is the time to be honest about it. A lot of people are making demands and you have many responsibilities. Decide what's most important and let go of energy-draining activities. There are only so many holiday parties you can attend.
(June 20 to July 21)
Do you dare to dream? Life can be a fantasy come true, if only you believe in yourself. The secret is to never give up on your abilities and goals. Right now, you have so many options. Pick one and work towards achieving it. There's a very positive energy flow dancing through your sign this week - so what are you waiting for? Believe in yourself.
(July 22 to August 21)
It's been a long year and you've worked hard. Well done! Now you're wondering - where is my reward? Be patient. Good things come to those who wait and it's not quite time to see the fruits of your labour. Enjoy the holidays, appreciate what you have right now and stop gazing into the future. It will come in its own time - you'll see.
(August 22 to September 21)
Try not to be so hard on yourself this week. You want everything to happen at the same time - but Rome wasn't built in a day. If a project just doesn't seem to be going anywhere, examine your behaviour to see where you might be going wrong. A bit of time spent alone will reveal the right answer, so give yourself some space to think.
(September 22 to October 21)
Does it feel as though your life has been on hold for a while? Well, in a way it has - but you're back in business this week! Your romantic, happy self is slowly seeping back, so take advantage of this good influence by socialising with friends, cleaning your bedroom or buying yourself a beautiful bunch of flowers. Go on - you deserve it.
(October 22 to November 20)
Your social life has been a bit upside down. Perhaps you've felt caught in the middle, with everybody around you fighting or giving off negative vibes. Thankfully, you're wise enough to keep your head down now, until tempers cool off. Your key lesson is to not take sides - be polite, but keep your distance from other people's petty problems now.
(November 21 to December 20)
Yes, you love to be a busy bee, but even they take time to rest - and that's what the universe is demanding you do this week. A little 'me-time' will do you a world of good. Go for a long walk, have a movie and popcorn night (by yourself), or spend a few hours writing your journal and lying on the grass, staring at the clouds. You need a break.
(December 21 to January 18)
It's not easy playing the waiting game, but something (or someone) important is not going to suddenly fall at your feet without a little patience on your part. If you're feeling anxious about an issue or person, don't. Things are happening as they're meant to, even though you can't see the results yet. Grab a mug of hot chocolate and think about nothing for a while.
(January 21 to February 18)
Stop for a moment - why are your thoughts running around like a caged rabbit? There's no better time to practise being calm, cool and collected than right now. You're a team player, but it's easy to get caught up in other people's problems, especially when everyone is together over the holidays. Stand back, take deep breaths and let the world take care of itself.
(February 18 to March 18)
Your creative side is starting to keep you awake at night. This week, indulge your hidden talents by bravely doing something different - and artistic. Anything involving the imagination will bring a feel-good factor into your life, so paint, dance, sing, draw or just build sandcastles. Playing like a child again reveals unexpected rewards and a bucket-load of joy.