Even boring can be beautiful
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March 21 - April 19
It's not so much what you do, but how you do it, that really counts. Attitude and motivation are your key words for success this week.
No matter how boring the task, giving your best will help you to pass any test with flying colours.
Believe in the beauty of dedication, enthusiasm and genuine hard work right now. You will be pleasantly surprised by the results.
April 20 - May 20
Feeling like a tiger trapped in a cage? Well, what would that tiger do if it could? Break free, of course.
And that's precisely the attitude you'll need this week. Something is getting you down and it's not going to get better if you sit around and mope. Spring into action and don't allow circumstances to dictate how you live your life or relate to others. You are stronger than that.
May 21 - June 20
Your shoulders are broad this week and likely to be leaned on by several people for support.
Yes, you're busy, but this is something only you can do - so feel flattered, rather than flustered, that people turn to you in their hour of need. Compassion, acts of kindness and a willingness to love others unconditionally are some of life's greatest gifts. Use them often.
June 21 - July 22
No, the problem is not going to vanish in a puff of smoke just yet - but it won't be long before you're (finally) breathing a sigh of relief.
There's been a wave of pressure pushing at you for quite a while. Little wonder your mood swings between okay and rock-bottom several times a day.
Try not to worry too much. You will weather this storm, no matter what it is.
July 23 - August 22
My goodness, lovely Leo! What are you preparing for - the next Olympics? All that energy and go-go vitality seems to have given you wings - you're flying through the week with plenty to spare at the end of the day.
All good - but be wary of burn-out. If your health starts to falter a bit, it is just your body's way of reminding you that life isn't only about running races.
August 23 - September 22
It's all up to you now, vivacious Virgo - you have everything you need, right there in the palm of your hand, to succeed.
What an exciting thought. Imagine that there's nothing you cannot achieve today, or tomorrow.
Now, take that sense of confidence and run with it. You'll reach great heights - further than you ever believed you could go.
September 23 - October 22
Try a little game today, when you have a spare minute. Pretend that you are absolutely perfect in every way, just as you are, right now. Self-help gurus talk about how we can make things happen by thinking about it and then believing in it.
Don't waste any time on searching for weaknesses in yourself this week - you have more skills and strengths than you realise.
October 23 - November 21
No matter what anybody says, you have a sixth sense about the way your life should unfold - and it's important to follow that feeling.
Have you noticed how children are brave and confident about what they will be when they grow up? Well, you were small not so long ago - why not grab back some of that healthy self-esteem?
Believe in your abilities.
November 22 - December 21
Try as you might, things just don't seem to stick in place - and that feeling of being out of control can drive you crazy this week.
Thankfully, you have a wise head on your shoulders, sensible Sagittarius, so use your brain to slide through panic and stress. You know that you'll make it, no matter how tough the journey. It's just a matter of taking things one step at a time.
December 22 - January 19
Slow down and opt for the silent approach over the next few days - less talk and more thinking will give you amazing insights, especially if you're facing a problem or challenge.
There's nothing wrong with being social, but that tends to involve chattering about nothing. The answers you seek will appear more easily in a private, quiet space right now.
January 20 - February 18
Listen. Can you hear it? That's the sound of the universe giving you permission to be absolutely fantastic this week.
What a great opportunity! This is the best time to learn a new skill or take on a challenge you've possibly been too nervous to tackle. A dose of daring will bring great rewards. Chin up and smile - it's going to be fun!
February 19 - March 20
We have imaginary worlds inside our heads, where we create situations, attitudes and feelings that might not exist in reality.
It's possible that this is what you're doing right now: making mountains out of molehills or presuming that people are angry with you. Try to separate fact from fiction and make sure that you seek the truth, rather than some fearful fantasy.