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TOP astrologer RUSSELL GRANT takes a look at what the stars have in store for you . . .

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

Both your public and private lives will reap rich rewards around the 2nd; there will be lots of reasons for rejoicing on this magical day. After making an appearance at an important party, head off to a romantic hideaway with your partner. If you’re single, you could meet someone special at this festive occasion. Your charm, wit and good looks will be evident to everyone on the 7th. This is an excellent time for auditions, job interviews and dates. The Full Moon on the 9th will bring news of an engagement, marriage or pregnancy. You might be celebrating this happy event with people from another culture. Valentine’s Day promises to be a happy occasion, whether you are single or attached. Toast your love with your nearest and dearest. You will be rewarded for your hard work with a pay rise or a lucrative job offer on the 21st. The New Moon on the 23rd is ideal for taking a relaxing vacation.

Flattery will get you nowhere as March gets off the starting blocks. When talking with an employer or other professionals, it’s best to be honest, even if it means challenging their ideas. A stimulating conversation on the 4th marks the beginning of a fruitful friendship. Your moneymaking potential soars on the 5th so use this opportunity to enjoy more creature comforts. Take advantage of a last-minute sale. On the 9th, a stressful Full Moon could prompt you to change jobs. There’s only so much nonsense you can stand. Your leadership ability will be greatly appreciated by a team of creative people on the 14th; the team has been longing for clear instructions. Joining a prestigious social club on the 22nd will pay off handsomely; you’ll make many influential friends. One of these will recommend a talented adviser; it would be wise to make an appointment on or around the 24th, when the adventurous New Moon prompts you to change your aims and objectives.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

A friend will invite you to go on holiday with them on the 2nd; you’ll make wonderful travel companions. Splash out on a gourmet restaurant on the 3rd, as you’re sure to enjoy whatever is on the menu. Your unique ideas will get a popular reception on the 5th; feel free to set yourself apart from the crowd on this electrifying day. The Full Moon on the 9th marks the satisfying conclusion of an emotional family matter; this is a great time to forgive a relative’s misdeeds. Valentine’s Day will find you making a glamorous entrance at a restaurant, theatre or party. If you’re looking for love, you could find it with an attractive colleague. The New Moon on the 23rd is perfect for launching a group project. Working with fellow artists will be especially rewarding. Beware of blurting out secrets on the 28th. You don’t want to betray a mentor’s trust by telling stories about their personal life.

Don’t make an enemy out of a respected expert on the 3rd; it’s important to stay in this professional’s good books. It may be necessary to issue an apology on the 4th, when you realise you made an embarrassing mistake. A unique piece of clothing or jewellery is worth purchasing on the 8th; you’ll cherish this item for years. On the 9th, the Full Moon could prompt you to abandon an unrewarding romance or creative project. It will be easier to perform your job after the 10th, when you’re given a clear set of instructions. Work hard to sign a new client, customer, patient or patron on the 20th; this deal will lead to a series of horizon-widening business trips. You’ll be asked to take on a new role near the 22nd; don’t be surprised if this leads to a change in the way you view your world. The New Moon on the 24th is the perfect time to rest, relax and recharge your batteries.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

A rewarding job with lots of perks could come your way on the 3rd. Stop doubting yourself and accept the position; you won’t regret it. On the 9th, the Full Moon will find you signing a contract or entering a creative partnership. This deal will give you lots of stimulation, as well as rewarding companionship. Valentine’s Day could have an exotic flair. Going to a restaurant that specialises in foreign cuisine will be a real treat. Are you single? You could find love with someone with an exotic and attractive accent. The New Moon on the 23rd marks an exciting career opportunity. This would be a great time to join the ranks of a large employer, like a hospital, university or government agency. The 26th is perfect for making a public presentation; people will be receptive to your creative approach. Raising money for a good cause is especially favoured at the end of February.

It will be necessary to cancel a trip or make alternative travel arrangements on the 4th; try to be flexible. The 8th is ideal for showcasing your creative work. Submit an article for publication, display your paintings at a gallery or upload some musical contributions to social media. On the 9th, a challenged Full Moon could bring a secret to light. Be willing to admit the error of your ways and ask for an apology. A stalled official matter will move forward once again on the 10th, much to your relief. The 16th is perfect for job interviews and professional reviews; you’re sure to make a great impression. You might decide that it would be a good idea to begin a serious course of study on the 22nd; it will take a long time to complete, but your hard work will pay off. The sociable New Moon on the 24th urges you to attend a party. You’re sure to cross paths with some interesting people.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

Working with an experienced person will turn out to be exciting and energising at the start of February. Going on a business trip together will be informative and profitable. The 7th is ideal for making a professional presentation. Your audience will be both charmed and impressed with you. A payment will be larger than expected on the 9th, when the Full Moon rewards you handsomely for a job well done. Valentine’s Day is best celebrated at a romantic hideaway; it will be difficult for your lover to keep their hands off you. Are you single? Let a relative set you up on a blind date. Push your best friend or romantic partner to try something new on the 21st; your encouragement will help them realise a cherished dream. The New Moon on the 23rd is ideal for publishing and broadcasting ventures. Sharing your expertise will be an enriching experience in more than one way. Avoid getting into a power struggle with someone you love on the 28th.

Don’t let a morose friend or romantic partner steal your sunshine on the 3rd. By maintaining a positive attitude, you’ll attract some lucky opportunities. Planning a relaxing vacation at a seaside location would be a good idea around the 8th; you’ll enjoy some time away from your usual surroundings. The Full Moon on the 9th could trigger an argument. Resist the temptation to get drawn into a heated debate on social media; your words could come back to haunt you. Joining forces with a cultured person on the 11th will improve your career prospects. You could be offered a wonderful job with a forward-thinking company on the 20th; you’ll welcome the chance to lead a team of innovators. Be more selective about the company you keep on the 22nd; you’re tired of tolerating the offensive views of small-minded friends. On the 24th, the New Moon will urge you to launch a daring product or service; it will be highly popular.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

Hard work will pay off handsomely on the 3rd. Don’t be surprised if you’re given a bonus, pay rise or other perk as thanks for your excellent contributions. If you’re unemployed, you could be offered a splendid position on the 5th that draws on your artistic abilities. The pay won’t be stellar, but the less tangible rewards will be significant. The Full Moon on the 9th finds you reaching a personal goal; this is cause for celebration. Treat yourself to a romantic adventure at this magical time. Valentine’s Day could find you getting engaged or married. If you’re already in a serious relationship, your partner will give you a beautiful gift. Are you single? Be willing to give up your independence to a cultured, sophisticated love interest. Your charisma reaches an all-time high on the 19th, when you draw admiring glances from every corner. The New Moon on the 23rd is ideal for making a personal or professional merger.

You’ll have to rethink the terms of a partnership on the 4th; be as flexible as possible. This relationship is worth preserving. A n intriguing opportunity will come your way on the 5th; you’re the perfect person for this energising new role. Presenting something beautiful and unusual to the public will get an enthusiastic reception on the 8th; this is no time to copy old formulas. On the 9th, the Full Moon will prompt you to ask for a rise or to increase your fees if you run your own business. If this doesn’t work out as you’d hoped, start looking for a different source of income. A passionate encounter will make the 14th a night to remember; wear something that makes you feel wonderful. On the 20th, you’ll get an opportunity to share your expertise with some-like minded enthusiasts. A casual romance could take a more serious turn on the 22nd. If you’re already in a committed partnership, let your lover relieve you of some responsibilities. The New Moon on the 24th sets you thinking about taking a trip overseas.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

Let your romantic partner pamper and pet you on the 2nd. A little tender loving care will bring out the best in you. If you’re single, this would be an excellent time to make your move and launch a new relationship. The sparks will be instantaneous. More money for luxuries will become available on the 7th, thanks to an investment or partnership. The Full Moon on the 9th allows you to rest, relax and reflect on your accomplishments; this is an excellent time to withdraw from public view. Valentine’s Day will be glorious if you take extra time with your appearance; prepare to receive many flattering compliments. It will be necessary to change some of your expectations about romance on the 17th; stop clinging to some fairy tale notion. The New Moon on the 23rd marks a joyous new phase of a romance. There’s a good chance you could get engaged or married at the end of February.

An old health issue could flare up at the start of March; don’t put medical matters on a back burner. Getting a professional opinion will be helpful. A loving partnership gives you the courage to take a creative risk on the 8th. The Full Moon on the 9th urges you to forgive someone who hurt you long ago; holding this grudge is robbing you of inner peace and happiness. You could finally get a job offer on the 10th after a longer than expecting waiting period. Working with an artistic colleague will be rewarding on the 16th; you bring out the best in each other. The 22nd warns you against burning the candle at both ends; taking better care of your body is critical. Let your romantic partner introduce you to something unfamiliar on the 24th, when the New Moon rewards adventurous behaviour. Taking a romantic trip would be a very good idea on the 29th; you and your amour will enjoy a break from the pressures of home.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

Your job prospects are looking good as February gets up and running; if you’re unemployed, you’ll get at least one potential packed employment offer. This would also be a good time to launch a business from your home. Working with a daring partner will bring a success on the 7th. You’ll benefit from your other half’s pioneer spirit. The Full Moon on the 9th is ideal for throwing a party. Add a dash of glamour to this gathering; your guests will be grateful for the diversion. Valentine’s Day will be especially romantic. You special someone will be especially attentive, working hard to make you happy. If you’re single, you’ll have your choice of admirers. Pick the most original suitor; you won’t be disappointed. Apply for a grant, loan or scholarship on the 21st, when your financial prospects will be especially good. The New Moon on the 23rd will prompt you to start a health regimen. The results of this programme will be plain for all to see.

Don’t let friends or family intimidate your romantic partner on the 3rd; it’s important to side with your lover. It will be necessary to rethink a creative project on the 4th; try not to grumble too much. Money from a dividend, partnership or other type of financial settlement will arrive on the 5th, allowing you to indulge your love of creature comforts. If you’re looking for love a would-be wooer could sweep you off your feet on the 8th; it’s wonderful to be worshipped. On the 9th, the Full Moon brings some embarrassing secrets to light. Be prepared to take responsibility for some past misdeeds. A confrontation with a relative will erupt on the 20th; don’t let anyone treat you in a discourteous way. The chance to develop your artistic talent will arrive near the 22nd; accept an offer to learn from a respected expert. The New Moon on the 24th is ideal for entering a business or romantic partnership.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

A powerful attraction between you and an unusual person will be evident on the 5th. This is an excellent time to embark on a relationship. On the 9th, a fulfilling Full Moon will draw attention to your professional accomplishments. Don’t be surprised if you’re given a promotion or high-profile job. Valentine’s Day might find you spending a quiet evening with your amour in the comfort of your own home. Make the occasion special with flowers, candles and a gourmet meal. Are you single? A heartfelt confession of love could reach your ears on this wonderful day. Open your heart on the 20th; your honesty will be greatly appreciated. The New Moon on the 23rd is perfect for launching a creative project or going on a first date. Alternatively, you may decide to take a relaxing seaside vacation. Beware of getting drawn into a nasty argument on social media around the 28th.

You’ll be prompted to change the way you deal with a stubborn relative as March gets underway; old ways and means simply aren’t working any longer. Love is in the air on the 5th; this is a great time to find a partner or enjoy a rendezvous with your amour. A surprise gift makes your heart sing on the 8th; it’s nice to know you are held in such high regard. The Full Moon on the 9th could mark the end of a frustrating situation; you’re ready to sever ties and strike out on your own. Praise from an important person on the 14th lets you know you’re on the right path; be proud of your progress. It may be necessary to take control of an ailing relative’s affairs on the 22nd; put your organisational skills to work. On the 24th, the New Moon could inspire you to put yourself on a demanding health regime. A business trip at the end of the month should prove profitable, giving you a chance to network and make new contacts.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

Money for furniture, artwork and other household items could arrive on the 2nd. Take this opportunity to buy things that are not only pleasing to the eye and stimulating to the senses but also comfortable and easy to live with. You’ll attract lots of admiring glances on the 7th; this is a wonderful time to attend a party. The Full Moon on the 9th brings the satisfying conclusion to a legal matter; you’ll be able to make some exciting plans because of this decision. A minibreak will be a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day; head for a nearby beauty spot with your amour. If you’re single, you will meet someone special when you’re out and about. Are you looking for a new place to live? You’ll find a beautiful piece of property at a price you can easily afford on the 20th. The New Moon on the 23rd is ideal for relocating. Alternatively, you might add a member to your household.

Avoid social media like the plague at the start of March; it’s easy to make sarcastic jokes that you will come to regret in times to come. Spending time with family will be deeply satisfying on the 8th. It will also be good for attending a reunion or meeting with a favourite relative. On the 9th, the Full Moon will prompt you to take responsibility for someone else’s mistakes. Trying to sweep this matter under the rug will only make a difficult situation more complicated. A lucrative opportunity to work from home will arrive on the 11th; don’t be so quick to turn down this arrangement. You’ll have to fight to get what’s due to you on the 20th; don’t be afraid to cause a commotion. It may be difficult to get the training you seek on the 22nd; be prepared to apply to a course several times before you are accepted. The New Moon on the 24th is ideal for starting a romance or rekindling an old one.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

Your powers of persuasion are very strong on the 2nd. Take this opportunity to negotiate and finalise a contract, ask for a date or make a sales pitch. Your expertise will command a good price on the 3rd; use this extra income to take a series of short pleasure trips. The 7th is perfect for buying beautiful artwork and furnishings. If you’re looking for a new place to live, you’ll find somewhere right up your street. The Full Moon on the 9th finds you getting closer to a business or romantic partner. It’s a wonderful time to let down your defences. A breath-taking gift could be given to you on Valentine’s Day. Are you single? Take this opportunity to splash out on some creature comforts. Promoting a creative project is highly favoured on the 21st, when you could get funding, publicity or both. On the 23rd, the New Moon brings excellent news about a community concern.

Don’t be too hard on a relative at the start of March; just because you don’t agree with their choices doesn’t mean you should criticise them. It may be necessary to return an expensive item that you purchase on the 4th; it would be best to hang on to your receipts. Falling in love at first sight is a distinct possibility on the 8th. If you are already in a relationship, arrange a lovely surprise for your partner. The Full Moon on the 9th could mark the disappointing end to an official matter; prepare for a disappointment, but don’t let it get to you. You’ll have to push harder than usual to get your point across on the 14th. Ambitious behaviour will pay off nicely on the 20th, when you could be chosen for a special reward, prize or bonus for which lots of other people had had high hopes for. On the 22nd, get into the habit of putting as much of your income into savings as possible. The New Moon on the 24th could find you welcoming someone to your household.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

Working for a large organisation like a hospital, university or government agency could be profitable on or around the 2nd. You will appreciate the stability of a regular income, as well as significant perks, that come from this employer. A generous relative could give you the money for a household expense on the 5th. The Full Moon on the 9th marks an exciting turn of events in a relationship; you could get engaged or form a new business-based partnership. Valentine’s Day gives you a special glow and you’ll have no problems attracting more than a few admiring glances. The 21st is perfect for moving to a new place, renewing your lease or paying off a mortgage. On the 23rd, the New Moon brings a lovely money-making opportunity. This job might allow you to work from home or set your own hours. The 29th is perfect for having a heart to heart discussion with a relative.

It will be difficult to get your message across on the 4th; wait until the middle of the month to make an important request or presentation. Domestic pursuits bring tremendous pleasure on the 5th; this is a great time to add some decorative touches to your home. Hosting a family reunion could also be on the cards. The Full Moon on the 9th might shed light on a financial shortage so be ready to juggle your budget. You’ll be handed some serious responsibilities involving a member of the family on the 22nd. The New Moon on the 24th brings new and helpful information; you’ll be given the authority to manage a financial account. On the 30th, you’ll be inspired to pursue a personal goal. Take this opportunity to apply for a job, ask for someone’s heart or launch a business from your home. An offer of help from an accomplished business-person will arrive on the 31st, causing you to breathe a sigh of relief. With their assistance, you can move mountains.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

An influential friend will promote your interests on the 2nd. If someone offers to write a reference, set up a blind date or arrange a job interview on your behalf, you should take them up on their offer immediately. An important person will be impressed by your gracious behaviour on the 3rd; be unswervingly polite to everyone you encounter. Give yourself a reward for reaching a health goal on the 9th, when the Full Moon yields admirable results. Take yourself off to a private hideaway with your lover on Valentine’s Day. If you’re single, you may prefer to embrace your freedom than look for love. It may be necessary to think again about some personal plans on the 17th; be flexible. Your star power will be evident to everyone on the 19th; have fun basking in the spotlight. The New Moon on the 23rd is perfect for changing your appearance. Updating your hairstyle, expanding your wardrobe or undergoing a cosmetic procedure are all possibilities.

Avoid spending money on status symbols at the start of the month; they really won’t bring much pleasure. Your personal power will be at an all-time high on the 8th so take this opportunity to ask for favours, apply for grants and promote your interests. On the 9th, the Full Moon will cause you to look at a relationship in a whole new light. Stop putting your business or romantic partner on a pedestal; it isn’t helping your union. It will be much easier to process paperwork and deal with bureaucracies on the 10th; requests will be processed more speedily. A friend will urge you to pursue a cherished dream on the 14th; this is advice worth taking. Spending more time on solitary pursuits will become an increasing priority on the 22nd; making it a good time to scale back your social schedule. An unusual moneymaking opportunity will become available on 24th, thanks to a potential packed New Moon.