Aquarius

January 20 - February 18

You may believe that someone you deal with on a one-to-one level – a friend or a work colleague most likely – does not deserve your assistance, but give it to them anyway. If you are in a position to help then it’s your duty to do so.

Pisces

February 19 - March 20

Are you tougher than you look? Let’s hope so, because you will be faced with a pretty big challenge today and you’ll need to raise your game to deal with it. You may be a nice guy by nature but “nice” doesn’t always put food on the table.

Aries

March 21 - April 19

The Sun in Leo does wonders for your confidence but it is of the utmost importance that you channel your self-belief in positive directions. Try working on something of a creative nature this week, something that pleases you and helps the world in some way too.

Taurus

April 20 - May 20

If you can persuade people to follow your lead this week there is no limit to what you can accomplish. But don’t try to force them in any way because that will turn them against you. Make use of some of that charm you were born with.

Gemini

May 21 - June 20

You may be in a charitable mood but don’t get carried away and give away things you may need again later in the year. If you give with one hand you won’t be able to take back with the other – other people are not as generous as you.

Cancer

June 21 - July 22

It may be hard to see where events are taking you now but there is no need to worry – the universe will guide you in the right direction even if you have no idea where that might be. Everything will work out as it should. It always does.

Leo

July 23 - August 22

The Sun in your sign is a wonderful omen of success, but as Saturn is strong as well today you would be wise not to take anything for granted. You would be wiser still not to take risks you don’t have to take. Play it safe, for now.

Virgo

August 23 - September 22

The most important thing as the new week begins is that you don’t pick fights with people whose capabilities you know little about. The planets warn that while others may look weak they actually have hidden depths – and maybe friends in high places too!

Libra

September 23 - October 22

You are advised to let a difficult situation develop at its own pace and, hopefully, burn itself out. The planets warn if you get involved, especially on a personal level, it could prolong matters and make it difficult for you to move on to more important things.

Scorpio

October 23 - November 21

Someone in a position of authority may give you a hard time today but you must not give them a hard time in return, as that’s exactly what they are hoping you’ll do. On this occasion they have the power and you do not, so don’t push it.

Sagittarius

November 22 - December 21

There may be all sorts of exciting things going on in your world but today’s Sun-Saturn link warns there are also some serious things going on that you cannot afford to ignore. Also, if you are on the move, plan your journey with extra care.

Capricorn

December 22 - January 19

The reason someone seems so determined to pour cold water on your plans is because they are afraid you will make a success of them and make them look bad – and they’re right, you will. Don’t let their negative comments hold you back for even a second.