Your stars with Russell Grant

Aries (Mar21/Apr20) Professional progress isn’t happening as quickly as you want. Rather than pouring more energy into your advancement, relax a little. Make a list of things about your current position that you currently enjoy. The moment you stop resisting your situation, it will improve. When you have extra time on your hands, spend it with the people you love. Arrange a special outing geared towards a loved one’s interests. If doing this activity isn’t your cup of tea, grin and bear it.

Taurus (Apr21/May21) Travel plans will be postponed. Instead of dwelling on your disappointment, assume this change of plans will work to your advantage. While you’re waiting to go away, take this opportunity to run errands, catch up on your correspondence and tidy up. Your health is delicate. Take this opportunity to enjoy a nourishing meal, do some gentle stretching and catch up on your sleep. You’ll emerge from this period of rest feeling excited to get started on a creative project.

Gemini (May22/Jun21) It’s difficult to let down your defences with someone who has a poor sense of humour. You’re afraid you will say something that will offend them. The best you can do is to stick to neutral subjects like the weather, pets and favourite foods. Creative differences with a collaborator aren’t the end of the world. Instead of trying to impose your beliefs on your partner, listen carefully to their ideas. After some thought, you’ll realise their approach is better than yours.

Cancer (Jun22/Jul23) It’s hard to find common ground with an ultra-practical romantic or business partner. You prefer to listen to your heart, rather than dwell on the bottom line. These different approaches are causing tension. Instead of insisting on doing things your way, find a middle ground. Your family has good intentions, but it is getting on your nerves. Rather than trying to satisfy someone whose goals are different from yours, stay true to your desires. It’s the only road to happiness.

Leo (Jul24/Aug23) Work is more demanding than usual. When this happens, it’s important to put your health and wellbeing first. This could involve anything from taking a few days off to getting a massage to watching an uplifting movie before bed. Be good to yourself. It’s difficult to get your ideas across to someone who is sceptical of you. Instead of being aggressive, back off and let them make up their own mind. Your consideration for their space will be deeply appreciated.

Virgo (Aug24/Sep23) It’s been a long time since you’ve enjoyed some fun and games. Make it your mission to lighten up and enjoy life more. Delegate tasks to colleagues, relatives and roommates. Fill your free time with the activities that make your spirit soar. Money isn’t flowing in as quickly as you’d like. It will be necessary to cut back on luxuries until you build up your savings. Don’t dwell on feelings of deprivation. Instead, make a gratitude list at the beginning and end of each day.

Libra (Sep24/Oct23) You’re in a rut with your personal life. Breaking off a possessive relationship, moving to a more stimulating neighbourhood or letting go of a lingering resentment will create forward movement. The future will be glorious if you want it to be; change can be good. Are you disappointed with your looks? Rather than keep putting yourself down, focus on your most attractive qualities. Give thanks for your body. Praise how well it functions and how lucky you are to have it.

Scorpio (Oct24/Nov22) A negative outlook is making a problem worse. Instead of dwelling on what is going wrong, make a list of all your blessings. They can be as simple as going to bed with a full stomach to appreciating natural beauty. An embarrassing secret will come to light. Don’t bother denying it. By admitting your mistake and making a sincere apology, you’ll begin to restore your reputation. Be patient and look for ways to demonstrate that you are trustworthy, honest and loyal.

Sagittarius (Nov23/Dec21) A financial shortage is creating pressure. Cut back your social outings. Going to expensive clubs and restaurants is putting a dent in your budget. Don’t feel pressured to give expensive gifts; make them instead. Your bank balance will steadily rise as a result. You’re not a fan of a group that prides itself on being distinguished. You’d much rather mix with people who are honest. If you’re invited to join this organisation, politely but firmly reject their request. Attending meetings will make you feel hypocritical.

Capricorn (Dec22/Jan20) Falling short of your personal goals is not the end of the world. Everything is unfolding in perfect time. The sooner you accept this, the happier you will be. Keep checking things off your list of things to do at a measured pace. Work isn’t as rewarding as you would like. You must navigate two groups that are at war with each other. Instead of trying to force a friendship, stay focused on mutual goals. Explain how a reasonable deal can benefit both parties.

Aquarius (Jan21/Feb19) Isolating yourself from the world is a game of diminishing returns. While it’s understandable that you want to avoid conflict, turning your back on it will increase the tension. Take a deep breath and return to a tense atmosphere. Address the issue calmly and directly. Arguing about religion and politics is pointless. You’ll never change a zealot’s mind. The best you can hope for is to recognise each other’s humanity. If that’s not possible, limit your encounters as much as possible.

Pisces (Feb20/Mar20) You feel alienated from friends and family. This is especially upsetting for a person like you, who can usually fit in with any group. This is a teaching moment for you. Instead of trying to please everybody, stand firm in your beliefs. Be different. It’s difficult to have good will towards someone whose behaviour is offensive. Rather than focusing on their bad points, make a game out of recognising their good ones. This will make your encounters less tense and more productive.