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Layout 1TOP astrologer RUSSELL GRANT looks at what the stars have in store for you . . .

ARIES March 21st – April 20th

Try not to make unfair demands on your nearest and dearest in early March. Temperamental behaviour could drive a wedge between you and your best friend, romantic partner or business partner. You’ll spend a little more money than usual during the first half of the month, possibly to replace some broken technical equipment. On the 12th, the Full Moon will help you wrap up a work assignment, paving the way for a possible promotion. Get ready to step into the spotlight. If you’ve been contemplating a makeover, schedule one for the 28th, when the New Moon will help you find a style that enhances your best assets. You’ll have difficulty balancing your personal and professional lives at the end of the month. No matter how much you ask for understanding, your partner will be irritated by all the time you spend at work. They won’t be gracious about the sacrifices you’re making to climb the ladder to success.

TAURUS April 21st – May 21st

Overindulging in food and drink will be give you cause for regret at the start of March. Practice moderation or you could experience physical challenges. If you’re preoccupied with a past disappointment, find healthy ways to lift your spirits. Working on creative projects will be the best thing for you. Take a trip to the craft store and stock up on supplies. The Full Moon on the 12th marks an exciting turning point in your love life making this a good time to get engaged or married. If you’re in a serious relationship, your amour might give you a lavish token of their appreciation. An unexpected expense will arise during the second half of March; resist the temptation to borrow money from a friend. On the 28th, the New Moon could land you a lucrative opportunity that allows you to repay a debt. Don’t discuss this assignment at your regular job; it’s best to keep it under wraps.

GEMINI May 22nd – June 21st

At the start of the month, friends will try to pressure you to do something irresponsible with your hard earned cash. Keep your money safe in the bank, where it will be protected from chancers and opportunists. If you’re single, a friendship could turn romantic when someone you’ve known for years will make a move on you. Relocating to a different neighbourhood is a possibility on the 12th, due to a supportive Full Moon. Although you’ll enjoy living in a more cosmopolitan area, it will take time for a good friend or romantic partner to get used to this shift. Toward the middle of the month, your social life will be abuzz with excitement. Go to as many parties and casual get togethers as possible. You’ll enjoy mixing and mingling with a wide variety of people. The New Moon on the 28th will mark the beginning of a group association that is very stimulating. Join a book club or volunteer organisation.

CANCER June 22nd – July 23rd

An erratic boss or manager will put too many demands on you in the early days of March. Don’t be too quick to agree to overtime. Your family need you close to home. By standing up for your rights, you’ll earn the respect of your superiors. You might even be given a surprise promotion. You’ll make great career strides after yielding impressive results with a tight budget. The Full Moon on the 12th could find you graduating from a class or making some other kind of step forward professionally. Someone who is impressed by your work will offer to form a partnership with you. If you’re put in charge of a group, don’t bother copying the competition. The secret to your success will be offering unique products and services. On the 28th, you’ll be given an exciting career opportunity. Your personal life will suffer in the early stages of your new job. Your loved ones will have to become more self-reliant.

LEO July 24th – August 23rd

It’s difficult finding an opportunity to use your expertise. Instead of holding out for the perfect job, it will probably be best to accept some part time or temporary work in early March. With a little patience and persistence, you’ll find the sort of position you are looking for. It’s simply a matter of making the right connections. Money from an inheritance, insurance refund or legal settlement will help tide you over during the first half of the month. A big pay cheque could arrive near the 12th, when the Full Moon ensures you are handsomely paid for a job well done. Don’t let a loved one pressure you into buying something you can’t afford in the middle of the month. It’s important to conserve your cash at this time. On the 28th, the New Moon will attract an opportunity to travel, study or both. This is a great time to apply to an academic program that is possibly located overseas.

VIRGO August 24th – September 23rd

Throwing money at a problem will not be an instant fix. You will need to have a difficult conversation with someone close to you in early March. Finding new ways to save money is critical to the health of your relationship. If you’re single, stop trying to buy people’s affection. You deserve to be with someone who loves you for your personality, not your bank account. Be compassionate and encouraging to those you love. By tempering your criticisms with kindness, your bond will grow stronger than ever. The Full Moon on the 12th will find you reaping the benefits of a self-improvement program. Splash out on a new outfit, tablet computer or smart phone; you’ve earned a reward. A brilliant idea for an invention could occur to you in the middle of the month. On the 28th, the New Moon will mark a fresh beginning in a relationship. Let down your defences with someone who has proven their loyalty.

LIBRA September 24th – October 23rd

You’ve been enjoying being in the spotlight, but this has made a close friend rather jealous. An angry outburst could occur at the beginning of March, making you worried about the future of this relationship. Try imagining what this situation must be like for your loved one. A little care and compassion will go a long way. On the 12th, the Full Moon will bring important information to light. At long last, you’ll be able to address an important family matter or wrap up a property deal. A demanding relative’s behaviour will create problems in your personal life. Be ready to defend your best friend or romantic partner to your kin. The New Moon on the 28th is excellent for signing an agreement, embarking on a relationship or hiring a professional. Don’t lend money to a loved one at the end of the month or you will regret it. You don’t want to feed someone’s bad habit.

SCORPIO October 24th – November 22nd.

Work will be erratic at the start of the month. Costly outings with friends won’t be an option. Do everything in your power to conserve your resources during the first half of March. Trust the advice of your best friend, romantic partner or business associate. With their encouragement, you can get out of this financial slump. A group project will come to a successful conclusion on the 12th, thanks to a supportive Full Moon. Employment prospects will dramatically improve after this; you could land a job with terrific benefits. The New Moon on the 28th could mark the first day of an exciting new role. Your ability to think on your feet will serve you well in this position. It will be a relief to escape the boring routines that have dogged you at previous companies. Working with unusual situations and offbeat people will bring out the best in you.

SAGITTARIUS November 23rd – December 21st

Friends probably won’t approve of a romantic relationship at the beginning of March. Being torn between these two spheres will be difficult. Be good to yourself during this stressful time. Brisk exercise will help you relieve tension, even if it’s taking a fast walk in your lunch hour. The Full Moon on the 12th will mark an exciting staging post in your career. Don’t be surprised if you’re given a rise, promotion or both. Landing a new job is another possibility during the middle of the month. Your love life will heat up near the 28th, thanks to an energising New Moon. You’ll have to make the first move on the object of your affection. If you’re already in a relationship buy your amour a token of your appreciation. Choose something geared toward their tastes, not yours. If you don’t have any good ideas, ask their best friend for advice.

CAPRICORN December 22nd – January 20th

Throwing your weight around will be a big mistake in the early days of March. Having a reputation for honesty, fairness and generosity will open more doors than pulling power plays. Dealing with some serious business for a family member will be helpful during the first half of the month. Your tenacity will help you cut through the red tape of a big bureaucracy and officialdom. Near the 12th, the Full Moon could mark a legal decision being given in your favour. This will strengthen your position and give you a greater measure of control over your personal life decisions. Go out and celebrate this victory with your nearest and dearest. Domestic life will be especially rewarding toward the middle of the month. The New Moon on the 28th would be a perfect time to make some home improvements or buy a piece of property. There will be money available for some beautiful fixtures or furnishings.

AQUARIUS January 21st – February 19th

Angry words will be exchanged on social media. Think twice before posting a sarcastic remark on Facebook or Twitter. You don’t want a bad joke or a thoughtless comment to undermine your reputation. A home repair project will be completed faster than you expect during the first half of March. By the 12th, the Full Moon could send a nice windfall. If you have a business or romantic partner, they’ll get a pay rise that greatly improves your standard of living. Alternatively, you could receive an inheritance, tax refund or royalty payment. Use this money to take a relaxing vacation. You’re long overdue for a break. The New Moon on the 28th may prompt a passionate declaration of love. It’s a great time to propose, get engaged or exchange marriage vows. Do you already have a partner? Taking a mini-break will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect. Escaping the pressures of home will allow you to fully focus on each other.

PISCES February 20th – March 20th

At the beginning of March, unexpected expenses could come thick and fast. Money will be tight and there won’t be many opportunities to enjoy creature comforts. Professional demands will be significant. If you play your cards right, you could negotiate a pay rise. The Full Moon on the 12th will signal a turning point in a relationship. You may decide to move in with a lover or even a good friend. Getting engaged or married is another possibility. If you already have a serious partner, you can realise a goal you’ve both had since the early days of your courtship. Work assignments will be more plentiful during the second half of the month; you’ll be able to build up your savings account again. The New Moon on the 28th will give you a chance to earn a steady salary from artistic efforts. You’ll enjoy getting paid to create beautiful things for others.