Your birthday has come around and what better time could there be for taking stock. Remind yourself of your talents, face your challenges and get set for a great year ahead.
Practical and realistic, deep inside you are very ambitious, although you have more sense than to boast about this. You know how to play on what you’ve got and make it count. You’ll even put up with people who make use of you and put you down – you know quite well who’s using whom in the long run. Sooner or later (and it could be years later for your strategies are long term) you’ll be looking at them from the right side of the manager’s desk and their future will depend on you. Organized and disciplined, you make sure all your actions count for something – nothing is wasted. You are efficient and have the ability to keep in mind the Big Picture, while sorting out the necessary detail. You are patient, and your motto is ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’ – you’re not above getting your hands dirty, but you slip back into your smart suit with elegance and style as soon as you can. As a friend you are loyal and committed, keeping in touch with childhood contacts and family connections, for ‘once a friend, always a friend.’ Although you will give huge amounts of help where necessary, you recognize a no-hoper when you see one and while you may be kind you won’t let anyone drag you down.
Duty is very high on your list of priorities and you are reliable and caring, but not always the most demonstrative of souls. In fact the thought of wearing your heart on your sleeve makes you cringe. However, you have a dry sense of humour and can act the fool hilariously. Then that super-cool air of yours can be fascinating and sexy. In love you can be deeply committed emotionally and take ‘till death us do part’ literally, and you’re great with old-fashioned romantic gestures. But you’re also capable of unemotional one-night stands. Your head doesn’t exactly rule your heart, but you rarely commit to a partner who isn’t good for your long-term interests. Impressive yet low-key, you’re a person to be respected – and followed!
• You can be a workaholic. Remember that saying ‘No-one ever wished on their death-bed that they’d spent more time at the office. Note to self - down-time is essential.
• Control that pessimistic streak. Of course it’s sometimes an asset to be prepared for the worst, but not if it makes you miserable most of the time.
• Try to see the best in others. You can be very aware of their faults and yes, it’s wise not to be too trusting, but by expecting the best you can draw out the best.
• Don’t let fear hold you back. You tend to underestimate yourself so be confident. You don’t have to take unnecessary risks in order to be positive.
• Rise above the past – don’t hold on to it, or to old grudges. The future is yours to build and create.
The past is always important to you and you like to build on experience, but this can also lead you to be over-cautious and cynical. You have two choices now – get to know yourself really well and re-structure your view of who you can be, or let fear drive you deeper into go-nowhere ruts. Being the courageous person you are, you can find ways to choose the former and be strengthened. In fact you could become fascinated by your inner world and determined to transform yourself and your outlook. During June, July and August some issues among your friendship group that you’d thought dead and buried will re-surface, but they can now be finally resolved. Monthly horoscopes are there for you. As autumn approaches you will feel an internal shift. Your outlook expands and you take on a ‘Why not?’ attitude. New philosophies and belief-systems will appeal, and opportunities to explore will arrive – so when that holiday is offered, take it! 2015 looks like an empowering year for you, all round.
Of course the astrology of your birth sign can only ever be a background sketch. More detailed and exact advice is readily available to you, however. Monthly horoscopes are there for you. Get free horoscopes and psychic insight at The Circle. If you want to know more about yourself and your year ahead, call one of our expert readers at The Circle without delay.
PUBLISHED: 12 January 2015