Your week in the stars from Monday August 26 by Cassandra Nye

ARIES (March 21 – April 20) Long-awaited meetings seem to come together pretty quickly this week. How to fit them all in is the question! Well, you wanted to be more efficient and now is your chance. Being expected to make good on a promise that was made in the spring? That may also be slotted in even if a time change is necessary. Working so hard can give quite an appetite for fun at the weekend.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21) An outdated system at work or home seems to be really irritating you at the moment. Make your suggestions but be heavy on the detail. Someone may not want to show their lack of knowledge. Do you really care if you don’t get the praise for sorting it out? Not if it makes life easier anyway! Increase social activity by joining in with neighbours or friends on a local project.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21) Praise this week comes from different directions but it is great to have it. Why don’t people say ‘thank you’ more often? Are they afraid of looking soft or emotional? Good communications make for warm feelings. That is what you can have this week, for sure. Life does not always fit in with doing things for others. When you do, though, what a difference it makes to your mood!

CANCER (June 22 – July 22) Dropping a few hints midweek gets the response you have been waiting for. It is all in the timing. Choose a quiet and relaxed moment. Someone who needs your help may be slow to ask, so do be aware. With confidence high and energy also, make this a time to get moving on something new. It may not seem exciting at first, but it soon will! Are you really surrounded by crazy people, or are you just too sane?

LEO (July 23 – August 23) Considering the number of social things happening this month, it is surprising that you still feel lonely. Could it be that there are too many possibilities? Are you really tuned in to the right person? Narrow down to the places you really want to be and the people who you hope to meet. Only then are you making a beeline for someone special. Put in the extra effort.

VIRGO (August 24 – September 23) Advance notice of a change on the work front is welcome. Even so, things are still very fluid in this area and could get even better. Try not to be impatient. Having had a good time this year it would be tempting to book up for next. Bear in mind that many chances are yet to be offered that you may want to accept before then. New beginnings are exciting and come along at any time.

LIBRA (September 24 – October 23) A mix-up over a date sets you thinking about an old friend. Is it coincidence or should you get in touch? Well, you don’t want to be looking back later and asking yourself ‘what if’, do you? A shift in attitudes at work seems confusing. This is not of your doing, but try to be helpful. Socially, you may want to keep separate from some colleagues for a while. Being diplomatic could be hard.

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22) A spontaneous partner certainly makes a few sparks fly. Isn’t it one of those things that you love about them? Maybe, but try and stay one step ahead. An invitation at the weekend has to have the right mix of people or could turn a little tricky. Someone new coming into the family brings a breath of fresh air. By the weekend you have something to celebrate.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21) A blooming relationship takes up plenty of your time. It may not be your own but needs your attention anyway. You may feel that there is a need to guide someone and maybe there is. Even so, you are only able to do your best. Home life takes up chunks of your time. Enthusiastic as you are, this will lose its fun element if you try to do too much too soon.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20) Stormy moments in a relationship turn to passion midweek. This is a fiery period and there is a need to choose your words carefully. Misunderstandings are not so easy to explain right now. Your own ideas of happiness change from day to day as you try to make sense of everything. Maybe you don’t have to find the solution. Maybe just wait?

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 19) Are you feeling really ambitious this month? This is your time. Holidays can disrupt plans. Loved ones may find this hard to take. Try to involve them and explain what is exciting you. New friends met this week show a fresh approach that really fits in with your own way of thinking. Could your social life now expand and start to offer the kind of family that you admire?

PISCES (February 20 – March 20) There are some crazy people around with some crazy ideas. Have you considered that you could become one of them? Well, choose your activities carefully or a confused mind may lead you astray. Visiting relatives seem to understand your situation more than you imagined. Why does this shock you? They are perhaps more observant than you realise. It’s worth listening to their point of view.