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RUSSELL_GRANTTOP astrologer RUSSELL GRANT looks at what the stars have in store for you this spring.

ARIES March 21st – April 20th

Getting paid what you are worth is imperative. When more funds arrive, put a percentage of them into a savings account. Having a financial cushion will protect you from uncertainty. If you’re self employed, it will be easier to find steady work and good customers during the first half of the month. Have you been thinking of opening your own business? The middle of May is the best time of the entire year to do so. On the 21st, a legal decision could be rendered in your favour, allowing you to leave the past behind and forge a brighter, happier future. An old romantic partner may try to reconnect as June approaches. Be wary about getting involved again, even if there is powerful chemistry between you.

TAURUS April 21st – May 21st

Don’t be afraid to spend a little more money than usual on clothes, toiletries and spa treatments. Your creative powers will be more impressive than ever; devote more time to painting, playing music and designing works of beauty. Are you looking for love? You could find it at a garden, park or campground. If you’re already in a relationship, you and your amour will enjoy a relaxing break together. The Full Moon on the 21st will attract money from an inheritance, legal settlement or refund. Save this windfall for equipment repairs, it’s important to keep your car, computer and appliances in good working condition. A disagreement over values could put strain on a friendship or romance towards the end of the month.

GEMINI May 22nd – June 21st

Suddenly, money and status could become relatively unimportant. If you need a bank loan, scholarship or grant, submit an application during the first half of the month. Your business or romantic partner will have exciting news on the 21st, courtesy of the Full Moon. Your lives will become much more adventurous as a result. Go ahead and yield the spotlight to your partner during the second half of May. They’ve worked hard for this recognition; let them bask in their fame and acclaim. Be receptive to advice from an accomplished but stuffy expert. It’s best to play it safe at work as June approaches.

CANCER June 22nd – July 23rd

If you’re looking for love, you could find it with a tremendously accomplished person. Are you already in a relationship? Your partner will be proud to be on your arm. Acquiring marketable skills will improve your job prospects. Sign up for an adult education course in May. The Full Moon on the 21st will yield impressive results of a health regime. You’ll look good and feel great during the second half of May. If you mistakenly offend a colleague, offer a sincere apology. Back up your words with actions. By demonstrating good will, you could make a friend out of an old rival. Lean on your romantic partner for support when your confidence wavers.

LEO July 24th – August 23rd

Your hard work and accomplishments will win the respect of people from all walks of life. If you’re happy with your current position, take this opportunity to improve your workspace. Thriving plants, vibrant colours and comfortable furniture will make you much more productive. Ask your superiors to make improvements during May. The Full Moon on the 21st marks an exciting turning point in your love life. You could meet someone special at a sporting event, gym or walking the dog. If you’re already in a relationship, schedule a fun trip with your amour. Money could be tight in late May; cut back on household expenses. Stretch resources as far as they will go. Prepare meals instead of eating out.

VIRGO August 24th – September 23rd

If you’re looking for romance, you will find it on this trip. Do you already have a partner? It will be virtually impossible to resist your charms during the first half of the month. Take this opportunity to ask for a favour or push your agenda. Getting a pet is a distinct possibility. The Full Moon on the 21st could find you buying or selling a property. This transaction will improve your financial standing. Be patient while a loved one adjusts to a change in your home life. You’ll embrace this transition, but a relative will not share your enthusiasm at first. Be as supportive as possible.

LIBRA September 24th – October 23rd

You might receive an impressive windfall from a legal settlement, insurance refund or dividend. Take this opportunity to rest, relax and pamper yourself. The Full Moon on the 21st is ideal for attending a party. You may cross paths with a bold entrepreneur at this gathering. If you play your cards right, you could enter into a business alliance. Be conservative with your initial investment. It will take time and hard work to build a solid venture. Be patient; slow and steady wins the race as May turns to June. Hasty decisions will be cause for regret.

SCORPIO October 24th – November 22nd

Your partner may have some exciting news; be sure to go out and celebrate. A stalled group project could come back to life during the first half of the month. Don’t be surprised if you are asked to take the helm of this organisation. The Full Moon on the 21st brings in some extra money; use it to upgrade your car, computer or phone. Having equipment that operates well will further improve your earning potential. Be prepared to refuse a loved one’s request for a loan at the end of May. The last thing you need is to mix friendship with finance; keep these realms strictly separate.

SAGITTARIUS November 23rd – December 21st

Establishing better eating, exercise and sleeping habits will be relatively easy. Your career prospects will also improve during the first half of the month. Don’t hesitate to accept more responsibilities at work. You’ll quickly earn the respect of both your peers and superiors. Negotiating a pay rise is a distinct possibility in money minded May. Let your best friend or romantic partner lavish you with affection on the 21st. That’s when the Full Moon will illuminate your charms. Being receptive to love will make you a better friend, partner and relative. Beware of discouraging a family member from pursuing their dreams at the end of the month. You have very different priorities, so you’re bound to take divergent paths.

CAPRICORN December 22nd – January 20th

Are you already in a relationship? Plan a special evening for you and your amour. The two of you will find each other irresistible. Planning a fun holiday together will greatly enhance your relationship; choose a destination that appeals to both you. On the 21st, the Full Moon will prompt you to pull away from work and enjoy some solitary activities. Reading, writing and communing with nature can recharge your batteries. Don’t let pushy relatives and friends interfere with your private time. It may be difficult to gain access to an exclusive club or institution at the end of the month. Don’t let it bother you.

AQUARIUS January 21st – February 19th

Money from a scholarship, grant or loan could become available in the first half of the month, causing you to heave a sigh of relief. Take this opportunity to enjoy some creature comforts. You’re not especially materialistic, but it is important for you to enjoy sensual pleasures from time to time. The Full Moon on the 21st marks an exciting turning point in your social life. You could meet an influential teacher at a party. Let this instructor take you under their wing. Sparks might fly between you and someone close towards the end of the month.

PISCES February 20th – March 20th

The time could be right for a celebration. Hosting a party will bring everyone together in a spirit of harmony. Your love life will also get back on track, thanks to your amour’s increased availability. If you’re single, it will be easy to meet someone who is supportive, kind and enthusiastic. Resist the temptation to speed up the courtship phase. Instead, enjoy getting to know someone special before making a serious commitment. The Full Moon on the 21st will bring fame and acclaim. Use this positive attention as a springboard to bigger and better career opportunities. A well connected friend could get you a job interview at the end of May.