Capricorn: Dec. 22-Jan. 20 / Flower: African violet
You may be over-thinking things this month. Instead of analyzing and pondering, just relax and remember that sometimes life should be easy. Once you give your mind a rest, you will have several flashes of brilliant inspiration. At work, you may need to make sure that a co-worker doesn’t feel left out or isolated. Keep your commitment to fitness and make the extra effort to run or do yoga. Romance will find you on the 22nd.
Aquarius: Jan. 21-Feb. 19 / Flower: Orchid
Carve out some time this month to make sure you are on track to meet savings and retirement goals. Another necessary chore: updating and polishing your resume, regardless of whether you are job hunting. It’s smart to have it ship-shape and ready to go. After you’re done, have a friend look it over and make sure you aren’t selling yourself short. If ever there’s a place to toot your own horn, this is it. Treat yourself on the 15th.
Pisces: Feb. 20-March 20 / Flower: Alstroemeria
Take it easy for the first part of the month because you’ll need extra energy later on. That’s right: that once-in-a-lifetime adventure is right around the corner, one that may require a split-second decision to take a plunge. For married Pisces: pick your battles. For singletons: be patient and persevere, Mr./Ms. Right is out there somewhere. And don’t be a wall flower – get out on that dance floor! Be open-minded and non-judgmental the weekend of the 17th.
Aries: March 21-April 20 / Flower: Tulip
This is the month to tap your inner-Joan Crawford (sans the Mommie Dearest part!). The supremely strong star was born March 23. Follow her example of hard work and holding your head high. Then treat yourself to a darling pair of ankle-strap shoes! At work, you’ll be recognized for the problem solver that you are. On the romance front, you will receive extra attention which in turn leads to surplus confidence. Hey, you’re delightful, what can you say?!
Taurus: April 21-May 21 / Flower: Lily
You may experience some separation anxiety this month, a neighbor or roommate who is moving away or perhaps a child who is heading to college. 🙁 Realize that your relationship is growing and evolving; you will get through this eventually and be stronger because of it. Meanwhile, though, you may need to ask your mate or a good friend for a little extra support. Good news on the financial front should come your way by the 12th.
Gemini: May 22-June 21 / Flower: Rose
You will turn heads this month with a chic new haircut or sassy outfit. A friend wants to help you with something or treat you to a pick-me-up. What are friends for, after all? A project you’ve been working on takes a serendipitous turn. Also this month, you will realize that skills you took for granted are in fact incredibly attractive to potential employers. Not everyone has your creativity and charm. You are in a good place.
Cancer: June 22-July 22 / Flower: Delphinium
Life is short; smile at everyone you meet (who cares if they don’t smile back?) and tell your peeps you love ’em. Open your heart and mind to new experiences and you will be richly rewarded. And remember this good advice from Robert F. Kennedy: “You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.” That said, don’t forget about fun and romance. The 14th, 20th and 29th are great days to flirt!
Leo: July 23- Aug. 22 / Flower: Sunflower
You may be feeling a bit discouraged or overwhelmed about a work issue. Let your terrific sense of humor keep you grounded. You will be successful, even if takes longer than you’d like. Tension eases with a relative. If you owe someone a favor, there’s no time like the present! And if you need a day-brightener, just pop some flowers in vases. Enjoy summer blooms, like larkspur and gladiolus, in their summer glory.
Virgo: Aug. 23-Sept. 23 / Flower: Daisy
Counting the days until your out-of-town girls’ weekend? Well, it has been a while. The one little snag is that since you’ll be seeing pals from a few different circles, you need to balance your time carefully in order to see everyone. That’s key because you’ll have lots to share about your exciting romantic situation! Oh, and be sure to bring your love interest a souvenir. 🙂 Meanwhile, that creative project you’ve left on the back burner needs your attention.
Libra: Sept. 24-Oct. 23 / Flower: Hydrangea
You may be involved in a high-stakes negotiation. Do your homework, choose your words very carefully, and don’t put anything on the table that you are not truly prepared to do. In other words, if push comes to shove and you say, “I’m outta here unless I get x,” you must be prepared for the worst, ie the other side to say, “OK, goodbye.” Better to remain assertive and outline a fair compromise than to threaten drastic action. The 8th and 18th will be lucky.
Scorpio: Oct. 24-Nov. 22 / Flower: Peony
It’s all about love and romance this month for sexy Scorpio. Ooh la la! The weekend of the 22nd will be days of wine and roses or, for some of you, more wine and more roses! You’ve founded a deep connection with a special sweetie but there is a pesky absence-makes-the heart-grow-fonder vibe that you will eventually want to shake off. Still, there’s no rush to make any big decisions. Flirt, fly and have fun. Meanwhile, you might catch the eye of a rival suitor closer to home … One thing’s for sure: you’ll have that happy glow for days at a time!
Sagittarius: Nov. 23-Dec. 21 / Flower: Carnation
Say it loud, say it proud, this is the month to speak your mind! Be diplomatic and you will be heard. At home, ask for what you need and be sure to tell your loved ones how much you adore them. If you’ve been avoiding a confrontation at work, be aware that delaying action will likely make the situation worse. Choose a Sunday or three to have a lazy day – you deserve some downtime! On the 13th and 24th you will benefit from the power of positive thinking.
Flower Fact of the Day: Glads, the August birth flower and 40th wedding anniversary flower, get their name from “gladius,” the Latin word for sword. The name was inspired by the shape of the leaves. These flowers are not only lovely, they’re long lasting.