What do the stars hold for you this Wednesday? Astrologer Russell Grant reveals all...

Aries (Mar21/Apr20): Despite assuming more responsibilities and working harder than ever, your income has remained flat. It’s time to make some changes. One of the best ways to improve your financial situation is to think of yourself as a prosperous person. Focus on what you have. It will grow and multiply. Whenever you worry about paying your bills, make a list of blessings. These can include anything from a roof over your head to a full stomach, to loving pets. The good feeling associated with these things will attract abundance.

Taurus (Apr21/May21): You’re highly sensitive. Insecure situations fill you with anxiety. It’s time to learn some relaxation techniques. Learning how to put problems in perspective will be like acquiring a superpower. No matter what your financial or romantic situation, you will thrive. If an appliance, car or computer breaks down, don’t panic. You’ll find an inexpensive substitute that serves you very well. Spread the word on social media about what kind of replacement you’ll want. Help is on the way; don’t block its path.

Gemini (May22/Jun21): If you’re dissatisfied with a medical diagnosis, get a second opinion. A holistic approach to health could bring tremendous relief from prevailing conditions. Keep an open mind. At times like these, it’s important to stay positive. Watch funny movies and chat online to upbeat friends. Try to fix a communication glitch as soon as possible. Check your inboxes for messages that might have gone astray. If you owe someone a call, contact them now. A relative or neighbour has important news for you.

Cancer (Jun22/Jul23): Going along with popular opinion isn’t advised. It’s better to stick to your principles. Just because someone in your group is behaving oddly doesn’t mean they are stupid or wrong. Keep an open mind, even if this means challenging some judgmental people. A cutback in hours or reduction in pay is not the end of the world. Look for the silver lining to this cloud. At long last, you’ll have an opportunity to write a story, play a non-contact sport or invent some recipes. Be positive, things are getting better.

Leo (Jul24/Aug23): A promotion or salary increase has been postponed. This makes you cautious when planning for the future. You’re tired of working hard with little reward. Resist the temptation to plunge into a downward spiral. By adopting a positive outlook, you’ll attract a great job offer. It will be very difficult to control your temper with a relative. This family member knows how to push your buttons, taunting you about your artistic ambitions and political positions. Turn a deaf ear to this pest. You have bigger fish to fry.

Virgo (Aug24/Sep23): Assuming financial responsibilities for a romantic partner or adult child is a mistake. The best thing you can do to promote a healthy relationship is show faith in their moneymaking abilities. By expecting them to make their own money, they’ll feel better about themselves. Obeying conventional wisdom will backfire. Your intuition is urging you to choose the path less travelled. Taking this route will bring the intellectual stimulation you crave. It will also cultivate a level of spiritual fulfilment you never dreamed possible.

Libra (Sep24/Oct23): The rates for an insurance policy will skyrocket. It’s time to find a better arrangement. Team up with a Gemini or Virgo who has excellent research skills. Together, you’ll find good coverage that makes sense for your budget. It will be easier than expected. Beware of the company you keep. Associating with someone who is always insulting people, whether in person or social media, will create embarrassment. You’re advised to keep your distance from this troublemaker. You don’t want to be painted with the same brush.

Scorpio (Oct24/Nov22): Someone close is getting restless and anxious. Don’t encourage them to complain about their situation. Instead, invite them to focus on all the advantages this position affords. When they develop an attitude of optimism for the future, their mindset will improve. This isn’t a good time to enter a binding agreement. Negotiate better terms. If the other party won’t budge, you should walk away from the deal. Only do business with people who treat you respectfully; it saves lots of trouble.

Sagittarius (Nov23/Dec21): A loved one is facing a temporary layoff. Give them as much positive reinforcement as possible. One of your nicest qualities is your upbeat attitude. Your friend’s chances of landing a better job will be dramatically improved when they feel good about themselves. Someone who lives at a distance will ask for your financial support. Lending them money will be cause for regret. It will pave the way to a level of dependency you can’t handle. Reject their request as firmly but politely as possible.

Capricorn (Dec22/Jan20): Legal problems are weighing on your mind. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. If an official agency wants receipts or invoices, give them the information. Is the documentation lost? Try to satisfy their enquiries. Be polite and helpful. Beware of getting entangled in a power struggle with a relative. If they’re trying to gain control of a vulnerable person’s finances, put your foot down. Be firm. When this manipulator realises you can’t be swayed, they’ll look for another target.

Aquarius (Jan21/Feb19): Don’t let a relative push you into signing a document. This deal doesn’t benefit you at all. Put your interests first, even if this causes tension in your family. Getting legal advice and representation will help you get your fair share of a group fund. A business or romantic partner is experiencing financial difficulty. Don’t let their anxiety rub off on you. By maintaining an upbeat attitude, you can have a positive impact on your other half. Remind them that they still have many marketable skills.

Pisces (Feb20/Mar20): You’ll be asked to correct some embarrassing mistakes. Offer a sincere apology and do everything in your power to rectify the inconvenience. A genuine desire to fix the situation will preserve your stellar professional reputation. People are more forgiving than you suspect. Are you unemployed? It will take longer than expected to find a new job. Be patient and try enjoying your freedom while it lasts. Take this opportunity to clear your home of clutter. While you’re at it, catch up on your reading.