—- By Dr. Ajai Bhambi
Mercury semi-square Mars on your solar return chart indicates a mixed year. It certainly won’t be easy for your hot-blooded, restless self, but understand that in 2018, time and patience will bring you interesting and wonderful rewards. There is no time for negativity: keep your eyes on the prize and your mind in a calm place, and you will get through the year in true fire sign style…a blaze of glory! This is the time for you to practice what you do best. Use your tremendous and vibrant energy to focus entirely on yourself: your health, spirituality, goals and aspirations. If a new opportunity to treat yourself comes along, don’t hesitate to jump, and always keep your energy dazzling and optimistic, no matter what new obstacles attempt to obscure your path.
Lucky dates: 9, 18, 27
Lucky days: Monday, Wednesday, Sunday
Lucky colours: Silver, White, Grey
‘Forecast for Today’
Aries : (April 14 – May 14)
Today’s planetary configuration indicates a disturbance causing a minor delay. Travel is also possible and this could open up a few possibilities and to an extent some new avenues too. You are likely to be intellectually inclined. This will help you stand out in your professional group where you and your thought shine.
Colour: Dusky pink
Taurus : (May 15 – June 15)
The line between wants and needs is likely to blur today. Distractions are plenty today, and as much as you’d enjoy keeping a pleasantly busy momentum going, it can be difficult to choose any one thing to focus on. Be more careful with details than usual today. As well, relationships can feel competitive, or tempers can flare quickly.
Gemini : (June 16 – July 15)
It would be necessary now to steer clear of all controversies and to avoid confrontation as emotions run high and reasoning and logic take a back seat. If you adopt a fresh approach and new perspective in your interactions then you can get your point across effectively. You can even win over detractors and critics should such a situation arise. Health will be fine but take care of your intake.
Colour: Navy blue
Cancer : (July 16 – August 15)
Instead of ignoring or managing them, listen to your feelings and interpret them. You can learn a lot from your gut feelings and reactions, but be aware of two influences active today that can skew your perceptions a little. The first of these, active this morning, can have you stumbling on a decision. Whether to take action or wait things out can be the question.
Colour: Peacock blue
Leo : (August 16 – September 15)
You may feel deprived of cooperation at the workplace even as you struggle with obstacles. Emotions would be on even keel today and you would be thinking more innovatively. Being calm and composed you take on the role of an initiator. You may look at some investment options. Family life would brighten up once plans for a get-together get underway.
Colour: Golden brown
Virgo : (September 16 – October 15)
You can feel rather torn between sticking with what’s comfortable and taking a risk today. As well, timing in relationships can be off. Tastes can seem starkly different, even if these discrepancies existed before and didn’t bother you quite as much. You may not even be sure if you want to go your own way or lean on someone today.
Colour: Pale Yellow
Libra : (October 16 – November 15)
The planetary configuration instils confidence in you. You walk with a spring in your step and complete with a dare devil attitude too. The combination of energy and force is a potent blend, one that enables you to take risks. Now is the time to take things off the back burner and take action on your projects and assignments.
Scorpio : (November 16 – December 15)
There can be some struggle with a decision today, but you’re coming out on top. You may be unsure about how to proceed in a matter, and weighing your options doesn’t necessarily resolve things! Minor problems and hiccups can be good indicators of issues that may one day get out of hand if you don’t pay some attention now.
Colour: Dove grey
Sagittarius : (December 16 – January 13)
Go ahead and put forth your innovative ideas and see them find acceptance among those concerned. However just make sure that this courage does not make you brash. On the personal front this a phase where you go ahead and make changes be it a home makeover or an image makeover. You will be inclined to redo, rearrange or renovate your workplace or your home.
Capricorn : (January 14 – February 11)
A show of solidarity isn’t always a good thing. Not if it compromises your name in any way, shape or form. Think carefully about how you show support and consider offering it in a quieter way. Today sounds the call for structure, especially if you plan to knock off everything on that mounting to-do list of yours.
Colour: Sky blue
Aquarius : (February 12 – March 13)
The spotlight will be on you as communications becomes the pivotal point for all endeavours at your place of work and in your personal life. Relationships too get a boost as you are more expressive with your feelings. These small but significant changes will re-energize you and help in improving your efficacy. Networking being the keyword; go ahead and make the best of old and new contacts.
Colour: Deep Red
Pisces : (March 14 – April 13)
Minor problems can seem larger than life. You may need to do some restructuring or cutting back on a plan or project to make it work better for you, and while this may be a bit of a downer, today is excellent for sharing ideas and putting your head together with someone to solve a problem, so do take advantage!