Your Wednesday horoscopes with Russell Grant

Aries (Mar21/Apr20) You’re ready to put some newly acquired skills into action. It feels great to get some practice in an area that has always fascinated you. Be open to constructive criticism. First attempts are often awkward, but that’s part of the learning process. You’re in demand. People are eager for your opinion about a variety of subjects. They know you’ll offer fresh perspectives on stubborn problems. Find a way to get paid for sharing your views. Write a book, record a podcast or launch a blog.

Taurus (Apr21/May21) Take control of your finances. If you’re drowning in debt, call a consumer protection agency. They’ll help you consolidate loans and eliminate your interest rate. This simple act will take lots of pressure off you. It will also make bill paying much easier. Someone will confide a secret in you. Keep their confidence, even when it’s tempting to share this juicy information. By showing you are trustworthy, you’ll put yourself in a strong position. Soon, you’ll be able to ask your friend for a big favour.

Gemini (May22/Jun21) Have the courage of your convictions. Going after a cherished dream will be exhilarating. You will experience some setbacks, but that’s only natural. Never give in to despair. Remember your success is virtually guaranteed. Confidence will catapult you to victory. Someone will extend an exciting invitation to you. Everyone wants to be seen with you, thanks to your sharp wit and sparkling conversation. Use your popularity to make professional contacts. Who you know is more important than what you know.

Cancer (Jun22/Jul23) Championing a cause makes you excited to get out of bed. You’re very protective of vulnerable people. Finding ways to improve their lives gives you a sense of purpose. You’ve been put here to make the world a better place. Get going. A professional presentation will go extremely well. Instead of modelling your talk after those of your rivals, you’ll take a fresh approach. Your original presentation will make a wonderful impression. Prepare to get a raise, promotion or both.

Leo (Jul24/Aug23) You’re able to voice the problems of a group in an effective way. Don’t be surprised if you are asked to serve as the official representative for the organisation. Everyone has faith that you’ll get straight to the point. Your no-nonsense approach will get results. You’re ready to try something you’ve never done before. Follow the lead of an adventurous friend who has been urging you to try a new activity. Don’t feel self-conscious about making mistakes; it’s part of being a beginner.

Virgo (Aug24/Sep23) You’re not afraid to tackle difficult topics with your employer. If you are underpaid, say so and demand a raise. Your courage will win the respect of your superiors. Don’t be surprised when you are given a promotion, in addition to more money. An urgent message will reach your ears. Be prepared to rearrange your schedule to cope with an emergency. Someone you love needs your emotional and financial support. Rise to the occasion. Your kind gesture will be repaid sooner than you think.

Libra (Sep24/Oct23) An attractive person from another culture will catch your eye. If you’re single, follow your instincts. There’s a good reason you get butterflies in your stomach whenever you cross paths with this charmer. If you’re in a relationship, return to the days of your courtship. Negotiating a deal will be fun. You love going back and forth with a potential partner, seeking to hit upon a perfect deal. People are willing to make special accommodations for someone with your unique talents.

Scorpio (Oct24/Nov22) Your ability to think on your feet makes you a valuable member of the team. Have faith in your ability to handle emergencies. No matter what comes up, you’ll deal with it beautifully. After rescuing your employer from several disasters, ask for a raise. Work will keep you on your toes. Instead of performing the same tasks over and over, you’ll be expected to assume new duties. After a period of trial and error, you’ll develop an effective technique for finishing time sensitive jobs quickly and efficiently.

Sagittarius (Nov23/Dec21) It’s up to you to make the first move with a potential partner. If you’re already in a relationship, make your adoration for your partner known. It isn’t fair to assume that they know how you feel. Give them continual verbal and physical reminders. Treat yourself to a hobby that you enjoyed when you were younger. You’ll feel rejuvenated once you revive your dormant skills and talents. When your personal life is deeply satisfying, your professional prospects will improve. Happiness gives you a radiance that inspires confidence in others.

Capricorn (Dec22/Jan20) Physical activity relieves stress. If you’ve been brooding over a problem, take a walk. Do some stretches. Go for a swim. Moving your body will spark your imagination. Instead of feeling stuck in a terrible situation, you’ll see several possibilities. Family matters will take up a great deal of your attention. This is a good time to take out a child for a special treat, tidy up your living space and prepare some comfort food. Pottering around the house makes you feel grounded and secure.

Aquarius (Jan21/Feb19) Throwing a party will be lots of fun. You love bringing together a diverse group of people to see what will happen. Several romances will burst into flower because of this gathering, as well as a few juicy scandals. You make a great ringmaster. Catch up on your correspondence. Respond to messages, pay bills and process paperwork. The sooner you get these tasks off your plate, the happier you will be. It will be much easier to focus fully on work when these little jobs have been dispatched.

Pisces (Feb20/Mar20) Finding an outlet for your frustration is important. There’s nothing wrong with being angry about an unfair situation. The important thing is to use your rage as a catalyst for a change. After doing some exercise, you’ll make a healthy transition. There’s never been a better time to discuss finances. Your powers of persuasion will result in a great deal. Don’t beat around the bush about making demands. The direct approach will be most effective. You’re dealing with someone who rewards courage.