TV's Russell Grant brings you his stars for Sunday

Aries (Mar21/Apr20) Check an impulse to give sarcastic responses to questions. Be polite to people who are seeking information from you. They’re not challenging your authority; they’re simply trying to fill in the gaps to their knowledge. Your helpful attitude will strengthen your professional reputation. Few people share your views and values. Don’t take these disagreements personally. In time, your ideas could be shown to be correct. Until then, watch and wait for events to unfold. You will be in for a big surprise when someone defies your expectations.

Taurus (Apr21/May21) Don’t let greed undermine your happiness. It’s perfectly natural to want things. The best way to attract the prosperity you desire is to adopt an appreciative attitude towards life. The simple act of counting your blessings can improve your financial fortune. Envy drives money away. Legal problems could arise over business or financial matters. Don’t try to handle this problem yourself. Get yourself a lawyer with a good reputation; they’ll know how to reduce the damage for you. Be willing to pay for their expertise; it’s valuable.

Gemini (May22/Jun21) A show of aggression will backfire. It’s easier to catch flies with honey than it is with vinegar. At times, you’ll feel like a hypocrite for seeking favour from someone you dislike. Console yourself with the knowledge that this approach is better than bullying tactics. Stop neglecting your best friend or romantic partner. Just because you are preoccupied with problems does not give you the right to ignore your loved one. Spend quality time together and enquire about their dreams, desires and fears.

Cancer (Jun22/Jul23) A secret rival is creating problems for you. If you are put on the defensive, it’s because a jealous person is spreading rumours about you. The best way to protect your reputation is to always play by the rules and do the best you can. Instead of cutting back on work, double your efforts. A stellar performance will result in a raise, promotion or both. This is no time to rest on your laurels; your actions are being reviewed.

Leo (Jul24/Aug23) Friends are a bad influence on you. Your loved ones are eager to stir up trouble, but all you want is to make the most of your current situation. Instead of destroying a stable force, you’ll use it as a springboard to better things. It’s time to take your mind off fun and focus on work. People are relying on you to carry out your responsibilities. If you neglect these duties, it will create tremendous problems for friends, relatives and colleagues.

Virgo (Aug24/Sep23) Bossing around people will do more harm than good. If you’re trying to get a team of indifferent workers to do their jobs, talk to them like mature adults. If they want some problems fixed before starting a complicated job, see what you can do. You’re not feeling particularly inspired. The temptation to stay in bed is strong. Push yourself to do the bare minimum. Crossing a few items off your list of things to do each day will help you to gain momentum.

Libra (Sep24/Oct23) A legal matter isn’t going your way. When given a choice, it’s better to settle out of court than press this matter. The evidence simply doesn’t support your claims. Cut your losses and concentrate on making a fresh start. Don’t become consumed by bitterness. Resist the temptation to judge someone based on their education, or lack thereof. Someone who doesn’t fit the image of a typical expert is very knowledgeable. Put your assumptions aside and keep an open mind.

Scorpio (Oct24/Nov22) Get out of a dangerous situation as quickly as possible. If you’re dealing with an abusive person, stop subjecting yourself to their aggression. Change your residence and phone number if you must. Do whatever you can to put distance between you. Avoid unnecessary extravagances; it’s time to save money, not spend it. If you have your heart set on a luxury item, wait until your birthday to purchase it. By then, you could get it at a tremendous discount.

Sagittarius (Nov23/Dec21) An angry disagreement is affecting your health. You usually don’t take differences of opinion personally. This situation is different. The time has come to decide whether you want to maintain a relationship with someone whose beliefs offend your conscience. Trust your instincts. An inflated sense of self-importance will cause you to make a bad choice. Don’t assume you are invaluable to any person or organisation. It will serve you well to be as cooperative and accommodating as possible.

Capricorn (Dec22/Jan20) There’s no point in keeping a job that makes you miserable. Take control of this situation and look for a better position. If your current responsibilities are affecting your health, leave now. You can’t put a price on your well-being. Resist the impulse to feel sorry for yourself. By taking ownership of your decisions, you’ll feel better about the future. Let your priority be your happiness. When you feel better about your situation, you become a much more satisfying worker, friend and partner.

Aquarius (Jan21/Feb19) Be gracious at a social event. Although it will be tempting to tease your fellow guests, such boorish behaviour will come back to haunt you. Respond politely to questions and pretend to show interest in a boring storyteller. Your host will be grateful. Don’t make friends with someone purely based on what they can do for you. It’s better to go solo than enlist the help of someone you dislike. If a natural kinship with a powerful individual exists, feel free to pursue a personal relationship.

Pisces (Feb20/Mar20) Painful reminders of the past threaten to bring you down. Don’t dwell on these memories. Command the power of the present moment. Paving a rewarding future for yourself is the best revenge against anyone who hurt you when you were younger. Abusing power will diminish your professional prospects. Nobody wants to work with a bully. When it comes to conducting business, be polite and ethical. If someone doesn’t do what you want, accept their decision graciously and move on to more promising options.