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

Aries (Mar21/Apr20): Communication is the cornerstone of any relationship. It will be especially easy to get your message across to loved ones, friends and family. Your confident and reassuring words will get a warm and welcome reception. This is a good time to enter an agreement concerning luxury goods. Don't be afraid to ask for as much as you think you can get. Whilst there are bargains to be had in some areas you must take care not to pay over the odds in some other areas. Cash caution must be your motto for a wee while.

Taurus (Apr21/May21): You have a brand of sensuality that is down to earth, relaxed and utterly devastating. Unfortunately, you may not have a chance to use it. If you already have a partner, this would be a wonderful time to coax them into giving you a lavish gift. Embrace your love of wealth, beautiful objects and luxury. Use creature comforts on a regular basis rather than saving them for special occasions. Anyone who accuses you of being shallow is jealous of your ability to thoroughly enjoy the finer things in life.

Gemini (May22/Jun21): Having a contentious romance fills you with happiness. Being with someone who agrees with everything you say would put you to sleep. You fare much better with someone who gives you a run for your money. Arguments are often preludes to passion for you. This is a great time to change your look. Altering your appearance will cause others to treat you in a different way. Being a love magnet will be a refreshing change of pace, making you aware of a sensual side you never knew existed.

Cancer (Jun22/Jul23): Idealistic expectations can backfire. If you want to feel content and at ease it's important to ease your expectations of them and of yourself. Instead, focus on fulfilling your own needs. When you take responsibility for your moods, it becomes much easier to collaborate. Indulge your love of solitude for a few hours. Create a quiet corner in your house where you can hear yourself think and make sure those who share your home know that when you are in that zone you are not to be disturbed.

Leo (Jul24/Aug23): You're not worried what others will think about your choices. As a result, you are very happy with the decisions you are making now. Instead of getting caught up in superficial matters like looks, status and money, you focus on connecting with someone's heart. It may not be possible to meet with friends in person, but that doesn't mean you can't communicate online. Skype with someone who stimulates your intellect and makes you feel slightly stupid. They'll inspire you to fill in the gaps to your knowledge.

Virgo (Aug24/Sep23): Organising a team of people to do something purposeful and positive is a great use of your time and energy. People respond well to your upbeat spirit. Divide the work through a series of telephone or online conference calls. You can assemble the pieces. You have a reputation for being a perfectionist. This will work to your advantage with anyone who expects the best from the people around them. Accept a job with their organisation; in the long run it will be creatively and financially rewarding.

Libra (Sep24/Oct23): It can be challenging to make an important commitment. So many people cases and causes fire your interests that you might be spoilt for choice. This is fine if you are honest with people. Even when you are being truthful, some people will feel you are favouring others and leaving them in the cold. The more you learn about a foreign culture, the stronger your desire will be to expand your horizons. Whether this means learning a language, adopting an exotic diet or reading as much as you can about it.

Scorpio (Oct24/Nov22): You're ready to delve deep into a mysterious subject. The more you learn, the more fascinated you become with this topic. It's possible you will enter a challenging academic online programme to get an advanced degree in this field. Merely scratching the surface holds no appeal. An intriguing encounter gives you plenty of new things to think about. You're never completely happy unless you know you are doing whatever it takes to make things better for the people around you.

Sagittarius (Nov23/Dec21): Teaming up with people who are intelligent, versatile and logical is strongly recommended. You have all the fire and passion necessary to get a project off the ground, but you require a strategist to help you across the finish line. Someone who used to sideline you will ask you for advice. You'll be surprised by their gentle approach. After having an honest conversation, you'll be delighted to discover they have had a change of heart. When things get back to normal you might even become friends.

Capricorn (Dec22/Jan20): You will want to make your own mind up about how to act and react to what's happening around you, but in the end you will have to abide by rules and restrictions aimed to benefit you as well as the world in general. Of course you will listen carefully to those with advice to offer. Taking better care of your health will make you sleep easier. Staying away from sugar, fat and alcohol will improve the quality of your slumber. Getting more rest will make you more productive, loving and generous.

Aquarius (Jan21/Feb19): Obey a creative impulse. Whether you're writing a story, composing music or inventing a gadget, the end results will be satisfying and give you something to work on in your leisure time. It's nice to be loved and those closest to you will be extra affectionate and supportive. If you've been longing to take a break, shake up your schedule. Put work on the back burner while you focus on a favourite hobby. Reading as much as you possibly can about a fascinating subject will be just as fun as travelling.

Pisces (Feb20/Mar20): Having a close, loving home is becoming increasingly important. No matter what is happening in your professional life, your equilibrium will be restored the moment you see your nearest and dearest. The key to cultivating this contentment is choosing decor that uplifts and inspires you. If you're distanced from your family, it's important to create or join an online social network that can uplift and sustain you. You're a thoroughly kind person who will want to play a part in a voluntary support group.