Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)

There is no room for wishful thinking this week. If you merely assume that things will turn out right they may do – or they may go horribly wrong. With the sun in your sign linked to powerful Pluto, and a full moon highlighting relationships, you must keep on top of whatever it is you’re involved in.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)

The only thing that can hold you back this week is a lack of self-confidence. There are so many good things happening that you should be on a roll but with solar and lunar activity affecting highly-sensitive areas of your chart you need to make a conscious effort to think positively.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)

Bear in mind this week that everything you do has an effect on other people and everything they do has an effect on you. So make sure, as far as you can, that your words and actions are going to help rather than hurt. You are responsible for others as well as yourself.

Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)

Face up to your inadequacies this week. It doesn’t mean you should see yourself as a failure but if you are going to be a success you must be aware of the areas where you are not so hot. Identify your weaknesses, play to your strengths and you’ll be well on the way to victory.

Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)

You may be a little disheartened because you haven’t achieved as much as you would have liked since the beginning of the year. However, you of all people should know there is no point bemoaning something that cannot be changed. It is what you do next that matters.

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)

This week’s aspects are all about compromise, especially in financial and business dealings. Your personal feelings are irrelevant, what matters is that you reach agreements with those with more power and wealth than you. It’s not cowardice, it’s common sense.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)

Be very careful what you say this week as the planets suggest someone could take your words the wrong way. It is as much for your benefit as theirs as you know how touchy some people can be, and with your ruler Pluto prominent a stray word could ruin your reputation.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)

Before you do anything this week remember you are at no one’s beck and call. If you want to alter your schedule to fit your mood that is entirely a matter for you. Your solar chart reminds you that friends and family can tie you down only if you accept they have a right to do so.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)

Destiny is not a matter of chance but of choice, and the choices you make this week will have a huge impact on the direction your life takes over the next few months. Don’t be afraid to commit yourself to a creative project. You do have the talent to make a success of it.

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)

Your time is precious so don’t waste it on trivial people and pursuits. You know what you should be doing – so if you are doing something else you must rearrange your priorities immediately. The planets warn that if you don’t you’ll never achieve your aims.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

You have a way with words and if your chart is anything to go by you’ll have something to say this week to someone who has let you down. Don’t accept any excuses but don’t make them feel they have offended you forever. At the end of the day you should still be friends.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

You may feel rather tired this week after all the recent excitement. If you do, treat yourself to a well-deserved break. Saturn’s restrictive influence warns you may experience diminishing returns: the harder you work the less seems to get done. You know the answer, don’t you?