Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)

No one but yourself can persuade you that a certain course of action will be good for you. You seem to feel that if you agree to what a partner or friend is proposing you will lose your authority. Not so – it will just show that you have good sense.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)

If you have to abandon something you’re enjoying make sure you are compensated for the sacrifice. Although you are willing to alter your plans to help someone you live or work with, if you give in too easily you’ll send the wrong kind of signal. What you lose in one area you must gain in another.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)

If you make it too obvious that you want something that, at the moment at least, you don’t possess, then those who can give it to you may suddenly decide to keep it to themselves. Pretend you are not really bothered what happens next – then you can subtly manipulate the situation.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)

You have much to do just now but don’t get so caught up in the daily hustle that you fail to heed your inner voice. With inspirational Neptune so active in your chart an idea that appears out of nowhere could transform your life. Give yourself time and space to do it justice.

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)

Yours may be one of the more cooperative signs but you also need personal freedom, which can lead to trouble when you decide to do something different without telling anyone. If you want to avoid problems this week you must spell out exactly what you are trying to achieve.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

There is no need to feel threatened by something you know nothing about. Just because it is outside your normal range of experience does not make it a threat. Embrace the new and you could find yourself involved in something that brings you a great deal of personal pleasure.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)

Quality of life is vitally important, so don’t get so engrossed in work this week that you leave no time to enjoy yourself. You may be reluctant to delegate responsibilities despite others’ offers of help but when you find yourself overtaken by tiredness you must stop trying to do it all yourself.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)

Venus, your ruler, and Mars oppose Neptune this week, which suggests that benefits of some kind will come from associating with people who inspire you, creatively and romantically. You don’t have to act outrageously but you do have to open your mind to ideas that others may frown on.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)

You may not be able to change the habits of a lifetime but you can change a number of minor things that are irritating you. In fact, the very first thing you must do this week is ignore what a colleague or relative is trying to tell you – it could well be more for their benefit than for yours.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)

A last minute setback could cause a major rethink of social or travel plans this week and no doubt, having been let down before, it will be easy to get angry. Before you do remind yourself how tough life is for a certain individual. No one is being deliberately difficult.

Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)

No opportunity comes entirely free of charge – you always have to pay something for your lucky breaks. The costs and benefits of taking a certain course of action are laid out in front of you – nothing at all is hidden. All you have to do now is decide, on balance, is it worth the sacrifice.

Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)

The truth may hurt but it will hurt even more if, to spare someone’s feelings, you don’t say what you really think. Someone you like, trust and admire has been a bit too gullible of late – you must point out where they are going wrong, even at the risk of losing their friendship.