ARIES (March 21 - April 19): You do have more confidence now. If you normally get stage fright about opening your mouth, that should disappear and you will be delighted at your ability to assert yourself. But if you are normally rather fierce and fiery, watch you do not go slightly over the score. You will be setting your goals for the future very determinedly. Cooperation will not always be easy for you but your enthusiasm will be catching amongst companions, so they should
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Be cool, be calm, be sensible. With influences around today, you could rush in foolishly. You're not in a mood to concentrate on practical details, but your mind is pretty sharp. Try to find some way of using that without flaring up about trivial irritations. No one will accuse you of lacking courage as you push rivals out of the way. At times you are justifying what you do just because of the outcome, which can make you seem uncompassionate of the needs of those less able. Just remember: everyone is different.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): In a rather competitive mood, you definitely want to say what you mean and mean what you say rather effectively. You will do it well, since your mind is clear. But you may talk in a way that just ruffles other people's feathers. Try to add a few jokes to lighten the conversation. You do have to watch a tendency to be a touch strong in your opinions since you will feel rather evangelical. Luckily your truthful and straightforward approach should catch general enthusiasm.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22): You could be a little bit touchy, tending to regard whatever anyone else says as a challenge or a confrontation. The influences around can be useful since your mind goes into overdrive. But it also moves your tongue into top gear, which can prove a distraction. It may feel like a struggle and you could be intensely frustrated at points because of slow progress and other people's obstinacy. You will have to reach compromise agreements which are fair to all concerned.
LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): You may be at risk of turning a molehill into a mountain, if you do not hold back, and take a more considered judgement. Don't leap to conclusions and say the first thing that comes to mind. Think about the likely consequences of your comments on close companions, otherwise you will get a speedy response. Try to throw your energy into joint ventures. If you pull together you can achieve a great deal more than you would solo, and it will also avoid those intense confrontations, which waste good energy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Maybe you are too emotional or too close to what is going on. Try to stand back to get more perspective on events. You need to separate out your head from your heart before you will see things clearly. Put your ideals first at work and then you will find that the rewards flow in more readily. Though be on the alert for the odd moment of uncertainty, where you feel disappointed in the attitude of certain team-mates. Try not to be too perfectionist or critical. Accept the way life is.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): You will defend your corner with vigour and energy today. No one will interfere or cross swords with you and emerge unscathed. But if you can indulge into a little creative discussion where no one takes offence but everyone speaks their mind firmly, then you will emerge with better ideas. Your physical passions will soar and you will demand the right to be yourself. No one is going to be pushing you into a corner.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Maybe you do need to flush tensions out into the open. There are things that really need to be said. So if you can get it over and done with, you can clear the air once and for all. But say just enough to make your feelings known and then move on. You may find that feelings of irritation inside you start to well up. But there are positive benefits of allowing these feelings to surface: you'll better understand them and let them clear out of your system for good.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): If you let your irritability show then you are likely to make the feeling infectious so everyone gets over-heated. Then no one really listens. What you have to say is important, it's just a question of strategy. More can mean less when it comes to tricky discussions. Be clear, concise and detached, then all can be done and dusted very quickly. Writing letters, making phone calls, holding discussions and negotiations will fill your schedule. You may be a little too blunt at times, and downright argumentative at others.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): You may be spoiling for a disagreement or indeed think that a close companion is. It's just rather high energy around today which need channelling. If you can find someone to argue with in a constructive way, so much the better. But eyeball-to-eyeball squabbles will not get you anywhere very sensible. Your long-term security will be more important to you than usual so you are pushing hard to acquire more money and possessions. You will fight to ensure you get your due rewards.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Clearly if we all said what we thought all of the time, life would be impossible. A little glossing over of criticism usually oils the wheels of friendships and close relationships. But if you suppress too much, your true feelings usually leak out sideways and cause trouble anyway. So you might as well try to acknowledge what you do think, but gently. Your temper is not likely to be at its smoothest and some diplomacy will be needed. But your blunt approach is what is needed to achieve your aims.
PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20): You're likely to be dashing around at top speed, but you need to be careful where you put your feet, and indeed what you say as you rush along. Stubbed toe or foot in mouth could be the outcome if you are not cautious. Be honest with yourself first and foremost about what you are trying to avoid. You will achieve little by direct action or confrontation. Indeed the harder you push the less you may succeed so it might be as well to develop patience.