Your destiny is in your own hands
Beth Cooper Howell
March 21 - April 19
You are top dog this week - even if you think you've done nothing to deserve that accolade!
Occasionally, the universe rewards our efforts with a little praise. This comes in the form of surprise gifts, unexpected phone calls, actual awards or just a sense of unexplained joy. Enjoy this time. It's worth savouring.
April 20 - May 20
While telling the truth is vital, there are times when it's best to leave things unsaid. Keeping your mouth shut in moments of trouble isn't lying - you're simply avoiding the firing line.
So be silent rather than talkative when people are having a spat, or whenever you sense negative energy or gossip creeping into a conversation.
May 21 - June 20
Oh, joy! A little peace to cushion life's knocks this week. Bet you're feeling quite grateful for that.
There have been some unexpected challenges of late. Nothing you can't handle, but even you need some down-time during all this madness. Be strong and welcome any private moments. Don't feel guilty about wanting to be alone.
June 21 - July 22
Proud and generally positive, you're getting irritated with people who say one thing, do another and then get moody. Working with others is your biggest challenge for a while, so it's best you get used to dealing with all the different types who cross your path. The good news is that once you've learned to cope with tricky people, you'll find things much easier in the long run.
July 23 - August 22
Those in authority are observing you with interest - but there's no need to panic. This is good stuff; you're being recognised for what you bring to the table, whether it's at home, at school or in social situations.
Make sure that you keep up your good deeds and maintain your happy outlook. That's what people most admire in you.
August 23 - September 22
Nobody knows the absolute truth about life - so if anybody is trying to sway you to their beliefs or ways of thinking, stand firm.
You have crossed paths with different attitudes, principles or schools of thought. It's interesting to learn about other ways of living your life, but that doesn't mean you have to follow the pack. Think for yourself. Question whatever others claim as fact.
September 23 - October 22
Positive influence comes from little people this week - possibly your younger sibling or a small child who pops up out of the blue. Watching children play and live their lives is an amazing experience; we tend to forget how to simply be in the moment, the way they do.
Be open to learning from a child now. There is wisdom in even the youngest person.
October 23 - November 21
Your future job or dream career is the focus for now - in a big way. Whatever you dare to believe is possible could start bearing fruit in the form of meeting the right people, or taking up a new course of study that is in line with what you'd like to become.
Speak to those in authority, such as teachers or wise relatives, about how to take your goals further.
November 22 - December 21
Yes, sometimes it does feel as though the world is out to get you - but I promise, it's not! There's no harm in feeling a bit moody when things go wrong. But if you allow that long face to grow roots, it'll hang around and become a permanent feature. Chin up, sunny Saggie - everything really will look brighter in the morning. Or at least, over the next few days.
December 22 - January 19
You'd rather be working on your plan to save the world, but there's lots more to deal with on the home front this week.
Parents or siblings call for much of your time, and while you might feel impatient, getting your own house in order is very important at the moment. The planet can take a back seat right now, so get down to the more serious business without delay.
January 20 - February 18
Just because you're young, doesn't mean that you have to live fast and treat your body like a rubbish bin. Now that I've got your attention, awesome Aquarian, let's get your health back on track. Apart from the basics, you could do with a check-up just to make sure that your system is at its best. Nothing to worry about - it's simply a smart move that will help you long-term.
February 19 - March 20
You've got luck on your side, so take advantage of this auspicious time by taking more of a risk with any creative work or projects. We're often afraid to reach beyond our grasp, but doing so can bring surprising results.
You are quite capable of achieving greatness - even in the smallest endeavours. Go ahead and conquer!