This week's forecast from the heavens

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 04 August, 2011, 12:00am



March 21 - April 19

Emotions are running riot this week, so it's up to you to channel those feelings wisely and positively. Perhaps there is irritation between family members, or you're going through a rough patch with your best friend. Either way, a calm response is key. Try to see the other person's point of view before jumping in.


April 20 - May 20

Come on, own up: you're quite a sentimental type. And now is the time to indulge that big heart of yours. Friends and family have the potential to bring you loads of joy, so make an effort to celebrate each other with tea, cake and a few good laughs. You don't need a reason to spend time with people you love.


May 21 - June 20

'Slow and steady wins the race' are wise words you should heed this week. By rushing ahead, no matter how excited you are about the journey, you could easily trip yourself up and cause delays. So, take things one step at a time today. Think before you speak or act. You'll be so glad you did.


June 21 - July 22

You may be feeling a bit selfish, worn out and fed up - all quite understandable this week. So many people have called on you for advice, practical help, to share duties and responsibilities, that you're wondering when on earth you'll have a chance to do something just for yourself. That time will come. But for now, be available to those who need you.


July 23 - August 22

Your natural charm wins everybody over now, so take advantage of this auspicious time by accepting invitations and enjoying the limelight. Even if you're the shyer Leo type, you have a presence in the lives of others - and they want to spend time with you. So, go for it. You never know what opportunities or new friendships may result from getting out and being seen.


August 23 - September 22

Travel is on the cards this week. This doesn't necessarily mean that you're going anywhere; the journey might be an inner one. You are restless and want to improve yourself. An opportunity may suddenly see you flying out of the country at a moment's notice, or being offered the chance to study something new. Keep your eyes and ears open for this fortuitous gift.


September 23 - October 22

As desperate as you are to get out there and be your own person, something is holding you back. Instead of feeling blue about things not going your way, consider what you're doing to stop yourself from reaching full potential. Perhaps you need to believe in your own unique talents, or stop worrying about what others think. Find out what the problem is and move on.


October 23 - November 21

You may feel that you're being pulled in several directions this week. No wonder you are a little exhausted. Be careful of where you focus your energy now. Don't waste precious time on gossip or pointless projects that aren't really going anywhere. Nobody is going to give you a prize for your efforts. Decide what your priorities are and focus on them. You'll feel much better in no time.


November 22 - December 21

All work and no play seems to be your motto at present, as there's just so much to do, and everybody wants you to take the lead. Get past the fact that you're tired and - dare we say it? - a little bored. Whatever you're working on is important, whether it's a project or something personal. Give this some attention for just a while longer, and you will soon be rewarded.


December 22 - January 19

If at first you don't succeed, try again. And then, if it still doesn't work, try one more time for luck. Learning to persevere when the going gets tough is your lesson this week. As difficult as it may be, you can do it. Nobody else is as courageous as you right now. Put your best foot forward, take a deep breath and just do it.


January 20 - February 18

That quaint expression 'beating your head against a brick wall' is quite appropriate for you now. Since you don't like to fail and are just a tad stubborn, you want to win at all costs. But is it really worth it? True wisdom is knowing when to let go and walk away. This week, the choice is yours. Think long and hard about what you want to do.


February 19 - March 20

Your intuition is strong, so feel thankful that you are able to use it now - because you need it. No matter how good something appears to be on the surface, there are hidden challenges. Start looking at what lies beneath someone's offer or a fabulous opportunity. If it feels right, go for it. If not, don't be afraid to say no (politely) and walk away.