Set yourself sensible targets for the coming 12 months and aim to move a step closer to your goals each and every day. You know from experience that grand plans rarely amount to much, so start afresh each time the Sun comes up in the morning.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

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You may be tempted to borrow money or make promises in exchange for assistance in starting a project that means a lot to you but that would be a mistake. Give it a bit more time and a less drastic solution will eventually present itself.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

Try not to dramatize the situation you find yourself in today. The influence of Jupiter in your opposite sign will make it easy for you to overstate the significance of events that are really quite normal, so make an effort to keep your emotions in check.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

For some reason you have allowed your fears get on top of you and now you think you won't be able to cope. Nonsense. No sign is better than Gemini at finding solutions to difficult problems, and you've faced worse than this on many occasions.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

Events beyond your control will limit your options over the next 24 hours. If you don't have the resources to pursue a goal on your own, team up with those who share your ideas and aspirations. Together you can, and will, make it happen.

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LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23):

The planets warn that someone in a position of authority is of the opinion that you are getting too big for your boots and need to be taught a lesson in humility. Don't make it easy for them by making claims that set you up as a target.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23):

With both the sun and Mercury, your ruler, moving through one of the more challenging areas of your chart it may seem as if things are going wrong but it's just the universe's way of toughening you up. You'll be thankful for it one day.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

Your mood will swing from one extreme to the other over the next few days as Jupiter plays games with both your thoughts and your emotions. It will all calm down in the long run, of course. Libra always comes back to a point of equilibrium.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):

You need to be honest with yourself and admit that a goal of some kind is going to remain out of your reach for the foreseeable future. There is no reason to be angry with yourself. It doesn't mean you are a failure. Even Scorpios have limits.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):

Something that has been a burden in the past will suddenly be much easier to carry. But don't use that as an excuse to take on even more responsibilities or you may soon be struggling under the weight of other people's loads as well as your own.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20):

Are you the sort of person who learns from your mistakes? Of course you are. Unfortunately, a friend or family member seems determined to make the same error over and over again. Help out if you can but don't expect too much of them.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19):

The sun in your sign is at odds with Jupiter over the next 48 hours, so you could easily go to extremes. Strive to keep your emotions under control today and over the weekend, because once you start getting worked up you won't be able to stop.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20):

By all means get rid of what is old and outdated in your life but don't go too far and throw out things that can still be of some use. You don't have to live like a monk or a hermit with no possessions or commitments at all.

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