It's a new year, so wipe the slate clean
Beth Cooper Howell
March 21 - April 19
Wow - happy 'you' year, awesome Aries. This one is jam-packed with interesting activities and people, so grab it with both hands. This week, take stock of where you are and where you want to be. Make a list of goals and enjoy ticking them off as the months go by.
You are cool, calm and collected now. Keep the faith and that positive attitude.
April 20 - May 20
The time is now. There's no better moment to start singing your own praises and being the very best that you can be. The great thing about a new year is that we can wipe the slate clean. So do that from day one by making firm promises to yourself.
As long as you're not out to hurt anybody, you really can win now.
May 21 - June 20
Your health is ready for a revamp, so treat both your mind and body with deep respect this week (and for the rest of the year, actually).
Energy is what propels your dreams both now and in the future, so get plenty of nutritious food into that go-getting body of yours, do a lot of exercise and sleep enough. As boring as it sounds, a well-rounded and balanced approach to life works wonders.
June 21 - July 22
Who is the best person to judge where you should be and what you can do with your life? The answer is you, of course. Exciting new ideas and adventures are on the cards, so keep your ears and eyes open for the opportunities as they unfold.
A smile, a laugh and a relaxed approach to work and relationships are your keys to success.
July 23 - August 22
The budding artist in you is bursting to come out - no wonder your head is full of happy thoughts and rainbow-coloured dreams.
Being creative has nothing to do with paints and canvas. It's about letting your imagination guide you towards living your best life.
Dream a little this week. Let your mind wander a bit. It will take you to amazing places.
August 23 - September 22
There's a niggle at the back of your mind and you can't quite put your finger on it. Rather than worry, consider all the possibilities and then act on them. Perhaps there's a conversation you need to have? Or maybe you've neglected yourself a bit and need some time out?
Whatever it is, treat it as a blessing. The universe cares about you.
September 23 - October 22
It's all good, lovely Libra - so why the long face? Mood swings are a temptation as you gallop through the first week of 2012. Don't let grouchiness - or other people's bad vibes - put you off enjoying life over the next few days.
There's no need to be glum.
Actively find stuff that makes you smile and even better, laugh.
October 23 - November 21
Spread your wings. Sitting at home and moping is never going to get you anywhere, and you know that, don't you? You may be feeling a bit reserved or lacking in confidence for some reason. This feeling is normal and nothing to be stressed about. Take small steps to build your self-esteem and sociability. Calling a good friend for a chat is a sensible start.
November 22 - December 21
If you were a politician, you'd probably be winning an election race right about now. Your influence is powerful at the moment. People are subconsciously drawn to you - and to your interesting ideas and thoughts on life, love and everything.
Speak and act maturely. Your words hold a lot of weight this week, so say nothing you might regret.
December 22 - January 19
Hiding out under the covers? Feel like shutting yourself in a room rather than talk to anybody? It's little wonder a part of you wants peace, quiet and a solo ride this week. You are actually in quite a spiritual place and need time to think. Honour these moments by dedicating at least a few hours a day to yourself. It's not about being rude to others - it's simply a question of balance.
January 20 - February 18
Nobody can deny it - you've worked hard in virtually every sphere of your life over the past few years. Now, you want to reap the rewards of all that tiring toil. And this week, you're itching to relax and actually see the fruits of your labour.
Patience, ambitious Aquarian. Your time will come, but it's not quite here yet. Sit tight.
February 19 - March 20
Put your heart and soul into everything you do, especially over the next few days, and you'll be amazed at what happens. Your ability to get the job done or create new and beautiful relationships with people is super-strong now. Sweep out negative or nasty attitudes, say and do only nice things and be aware of how you can change the world - as well as yourself.