You enjoy your indulgences, and you have an appetite for pleasure. But you’re also practical enough to recogniseÂ that everyone has to balance play with work. Today you’re sober- minded, and you’re ready to attend to business. Solve problems with logic. If a disagreement arises, handle it quietly and gracefully, and always return to reason as your guide. Emotional appeals carry less weight now than clear thinking and communication.
May 21-June 21
It’s difficult for you not to inject wit and humourÂ into just about everything you do, whether you’re at work or among friends. But today, you may need to set your natural charm aside and simply get down to business. In every task on your agenda, pay strict attention to detail. Apply yourself to your work with strict dedication, and be as efficient as possible. This type of focused effort counts for a lot now.
June 22-July 22
Take a sober, level headedÂ approach to your day. Efficiency and economy feel right. You know you aren’t wasting any effort — or money — and the energy you expend goes toward good causes. Even simple acts like preparing dinner for your family, folding laundry or clearing out your email Inbox brings you satisfaction. Focus on systematic ways to simplify and streamline your life. It will clarify your emotions as well.
July 23-August 22
Tidiness isn’t necessarily your thing. You’re often too busy to clean, plus you’re naturally given to dramatic flourishes. But today, making sure your surroundings are neat and clean brings you a sense of mental calm. It’s easier to work when your desk is clear, and in that same vein, it’s easier to relax at home when clutter isn’t threatening to take over. Spend some time gaining mental clarity through good housekeeping.
August 23-September 22
Of all the signs of the zodiac, yours might be the most capable of taking care of the nitty-gritty of everyday life. You see what needs to be done, and you simply do it. You don’t waste time procrastinating or complaining, because you know the sooner you begin a task, the sooner you’ll complete it. Your stellar work ethic and eye for detail will carry you through this day and through life.
September 23-October 22
Self-discipline is easy to achieve today. It’s as if you’ve suddenly developed tunnel vision: All you see are the simple tasks that need doing around the house or office. You might have a busy day, full of errands, meetings, emails and phone calls. Or you might spend the day in solitude, working on your own projects. Either way, you’re calm, quiet and somewhat shy. Your usual social self will return soon!
October 23 â€“ November 22
Your problem-solving skills are on high alert today. It’s as if you’ve dialledÂ into a deeper mental level that allows you to combine your mental and emotional powers to great effect. It’s easy to get absorbed in pursuing a subject that interests you, because your legendary focus is even stronger than normal now. Details don’t escape you, which helps you develop a dynamic view of the big picture.
November 23-December 20
Your usual high energy could become high-strung today. You’re feeling a little nervous and restless, so it’s hard to keep still. But you need to focus if you’re going to get through all the items on your to-do list. If you have a lot on your plate now, take a few moments to perform a quick deep-breathing meditation. This will centreÂ your thoughts so you can work more effectively.
December 21-January 19
Don’t be surprised if you have to field a flurry of requests for advice or assistance from your friends, coworkers or even perfect strangers today. People are drawn to your grounded energy now, and they can tell you’re one to keep a cool head in a crisis. The truth is, you don’t mind helping others out now, especially if you’re assisting someone you care about. You want to serve the people you love.
January 20-February 18
High-strung energy, whether your own or someone else’s, is making you irritable today. Perhaps you feel someone in your life is being too critical or nitpicky. Or maybe you’re the one putting pressure on yourself to perform to an impossible standard. Just remember, you can only work within your own abilities — and if you’re nervous, you aren’t focused. A lack of focus makes it even harder to work with any efficiency.
February 19-March 20
This could be a frustrating day. It feels as if the standard that’s been set is unfairly high, and when you fall short of it, you’re criticised. Or maybe you’re the one being hard on yourself. Either way, unreasonable expectations get in the way of feeling satisfied with your efforts. Just remember, you can only do so much. And if you’re scattered or indecisive, that makes it even harder to act purposefully.