Capricorn: Dec. 22-Jan. 20 / Flower: African violet
You will be reunited with a dear friend this month. Make the most of your time together and pay close attention: He or she is there to teach you a valuable lesson. At work, ask yourself if you are giving in to a need to be a people pleaser. Remember that the most important priority is your work and your company, not the popularity polls. Ask your partner or sweetie for help on the home front if you need it; later be sure to find a special way to say thanks. Fight your need to be right on the 15th.
Aquarius: Jan. 21-Feb. 19 / Flower: Orchid
As friends and acquaintances seek out your unique charm and delightful sense of humor, you will be a social butterfly. Tell a parent or grandparent how much they have influenced your life. It will mean more than you can imagine. You may get a nice financial surprise on the 22nd, the 24th will be lucky. For married Aquarians: focus on what drew you to your partner in the first place and celebrate those special traits. For singletons: keep your hopes high, but it could be time to re-evaluate expectations. In other others, don’t get hung up on the “checklist” approach to dating.
Pisces: Feb. 20-March 20 / Flower: Alstroemeria
There is a Jewish proverb that says: If not now, when? Keep that in mind this month as you contemplate a major decision. Do your homework, gather advice from people you respect and act! Then, trust yourself and don’t look back. Make a point of having a date night, whether you are attached or single. By the end of the month, you may be looking at planning a long trip. Be prepared to keep a secret on the 13th.
Aries: March 21-April 20 / Flower: Tulip
Sometimes you get a little tired of solving problems and averting crises. Trouble is, you’re so darn good at it, you’ve become the go-to resource for many folks. Ponder this advice from John F. Kennedy: “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” All rightie, then. Find time for fun on the 19th and be prepared to compromise on the 30th.
Taurus: April 21-May 21 / Flower: Lily
You are in the right place at the right time this month. That said, it never hurts to make sure your resume is up to date and that your networking contacts are current. And when you network, always keep this in mind: What can you do for other people? Knowing that it’s a two-way street will put you in the fast lane! Speak up on the 27th. Relish those rare moments when you have the chance to relax and do nothing. Oh, and the last week of the month is an excellent time to flirt!
Gemini: May 22-June 21 / Flower: Rose
This month is the perfect time to tap the vibe of one the most famous Geminis of all time: Marilyn Monroe, who was born June 1, 1926. (And anyone who thinks she was a dumb blonde is not very bright!) Monroe was once quoted as saying: “Nights are not just for sleep.” Interpret that how you choose but one thing’s for sure: Now is the time to treat yourself well, be generous with everyone you encounter and enjoy each moment to the fullest. The 24th will be a memorable day.
Cancer: June 22-July 22 / Flower: Delphinium
It will be of the utmost importance to be positive this month, especially if you are involved in a negotiation at work. For example, if you preface a major request for something you want with “I will do everything I can to make this a win-win situation” (and mean it!) you will be surprised at how things fall into your lap. Tap your amazing energy and creativity to follow through with your promise. You may also find that this is a month of heady romance, a la flowers, chocolate and champagne! Enjoy it while you can and if that doesn’t pan out, enjoy a special bite or a glass of bubbly on your own.
Leo: July 23- Aug. 22 / Flower: Sunflower
You may be called upon to be a teacher this month, though the setting will probably not be a class room. Don’t let your Leo pride get in the way of one little thing: you will need to earn your students’ respect. But it won’t take long and you will be rewarded in an unexpected way. This may also be a wonderful time to volunteer your time and talents to a worthy organization. Savor life’s little pleasures on the 19th.
Virgo: Aug. 23-Sept. 23 / Flower: Daisy
With a crowded calendar, your exceptional organizational skills will come in handy. Don’t feel guilty about taking some much-needed time off. How else to renew and recharge? You may be looking for a gift for someone who is very hard to please. Remember that flowers are a top-notch way to make someone’s day. Be diplomatic the week of the 14th, especially at work.
Libra: Sept. 24-Oct. 23 / Flower: Hydrangea
A friend may make a last-minute request that inconveniences you. Hey, it happens to the best of us so don’t be too hard on him or her. Meanwhile, your talents are getting noticed at work. You may need to make a decision about a romantic relationship. It’s OK to shop ideas with gal pals, but in the end listen to your gut, not your girlfriends. Ask yourself if his good points outweigh his bad points. If yes, you are lucky. Also, take time to have fun and go a little crazy this month. Just a little, now!
Scorpio: Oct. 24-Nov. 22 / Flower: Peony
Someone from your past re-enters your life and gratefulness abounds. You will now forge a new closeness. Reward yourself for all the extra effort you’ve made at work. But more importantly make sure the higher-ups know that you’ve been burning the midnight oil. And be sure to save some of that midnight oil for your love life because this month you will have more attention than you know what to do with. The 18th and 25th are lucky.
Sagittarius: Nov. 23-Dec. 21 / Flower: Carnation
A friend whom you have bent over backwards to help may turn things around so that you are feeling slightly guilty. Seriously! Put some distance between you for now and don’t start questioning your good deeds. He or she may actually be envious of your ability to help. Not very nice, but things will get better over time. Meanwhile, to balance out, you may receive a lovely surprise from another friend. At work, you’ll be able to rely on a strong new ally.