Weekly Horoscopes for April 2 to 8

Aries

Sometimes the wisest business move is also the boldest. On Monday, someone is going to approach you with a particularly inventive idea, and you'd be wise to see the value in it. For most of the week, Tuesday through Thursday especially, you're going to be focused almost exclusively on the mundane details of your current projects. But on Friday, an interesting challenge in the office is going to allow you to exercise some underutilized muscles. You are more charming than most - a master diplomat. You've been thinking about work nonstop lately, and you'll probably continue to think about it all day Sunday, too.

Taurus

A power struggle on Monday is going to set you back a couple of hours, but worry not. It will be over soon and certainly won't ruin your entire week. In fact, by Tuesday or Wednesday, the emotional tenor in the office is going to be one of perfect ease again. Your confidence and warmth have a strong influence on others. And for some reason, when you're happy, the cash seems to come in the door. Thursday will be particularly flush. A Friday afternoon social hour in the office - or maybe even outside the office - is going to make the routine of work seem a lot less dull. This Sunday? Sleep.

Gemini

One of the reasons to have meetings is to hear everyone else's ideas, and one of the things that happens when everyone airs their ideas is that disagreements arise. It's perfectly natural, in fact, and a healthy component of any business. Use your skills as a facilitator early this week to help everyone toward the perfect solution. And you are a brilliant facilitator. Although, weirdly, you're going to have some communication problems on Thursday. Friday brings a lot of energy and a lot of stress (nothing you can't handle) your way, but worry not - Sunday will be a day of reflection and discovery.

Cancer

It's time to really make a statement with the business. Lights. Publicity. An extravagant campaign. Don't do anything for cheap on Monday when you can spend a little extra for a far more valuable product. And personality-wise, too, it would be good to be somewhat over-the-top early this week, if just to get the juices flowing. It's going to be a great couple of days, although on Wednesday or Thursday you're going to have to stop thinking so big-picture and start dealing with some of the details. A weird issue with a partner might make Friday kind of frustrating, but be active this weekend and let yourself forget about it.

Leo

You knew you were going to achieve what you wanted to achieve, but you never had any idea you were going to feel as good as you do on Monday. You are plainly radiant this week. Although that doesn't mean you're going to be goofy and wild. Quite the opposite. Tuesday through Thursday, in fact, you're going to be thriftier and more financially conservative than usual. Friday might be the day to finally plunk down the funds for a new piece of equipment, however. All weekend you're going to practice looking below the surface of things, sussing out people's motives and following your intuition.

Virgo

Monday is one of those days when there's just so much happening that no one's being particularly productive. Everyone's running around like chickens with their heads chopped off. Find a way to stabilize the situation, and you'll be the star of the office. Although, frankly, you're going to be the star of the office this week no matter what you do. Whenever people have a question, they turn to you. Any project you touch turns to gold. When you have new initiatives in mind, everyone wants to be on your team. Watch out for impulse buying on Friday and spend the weekend in contact with your closest work pals.

Libra

Someone at your company has a wild idea on Monday, and even though you've been thinking conservatively lately, this one is well worth your attention. The entire week, you're best off keeping an open mind and not forming business judgments too quickly. The biggest advances you make are always going to involve the biggest risks. On Friday you may be distracted from thinking about long-term financial investments by an in-the-moment flirtation with someone you've been attracted to for a while. It may make your head spin, but the distraction will be brief. You'll spend the weekend mulling over your career, possible acquisitions, money matters and the like.

Scorpio

You never thought you'd run into another big problem with the boss, but that's exactly what's going to go down on Monday. Like any other environment, the work environment is controlled both by a set of goals and by the personalities of everyone involved. This week you'd be wise to keep your head down and do what you need to get done. Stop rumors before they get out of hand, and listen to other people's gripes without passing judgment. Do what the boss says. On Friday you have a tough decision to make. But rest assured this weekend that, come what may, people respect you.

Sagittarius

Good fortune is smiling down on you Monday. If you're traveling for work, there's a chance that you'll be upgraded to first class. If you're in need of cash, an unexpected bonus might land in your lap. Whatever it is, you deserve it, and you should enjoy it. The rest of the week, things are back to normal. Details, details, details. There's a lot to be done and you don't have much help. It might be a grueling couple of days, at least until Friday, when a sudden outpouring of admiration and respect is going to remind you how much you're valued. This weekend? Take it slow. Sleep. Enjoy doing nothing.

Capricorn

On Monday, a new batch of numbers might suggest to you that a change in course is necessary, but keep this in mind: Those are just numbers. They don't tell you the full story. Sure, analysis is important, but so is actual experience. During the middle of this week, spend time out in the field doing a little research for yourself. The discoveries you make will astound you and give you fresh inspiration. Friday is a day for dreaming up new projects and figuring out the best way to go about acting on them. You might even find yourself working into the weekend. Sunday is a good day for decision-making.

Aquarius

Like any other relationship, happy business relationships require some amount of compromise. You have to make sure this is mutually beneficial to all of the involved parties, or it's likely to fall apart. On Tuesday or Wednesday, it wouldn't be a bad idea to sit down with everyone (or at least have a conference call) and hammer out some of the specifics, just so there aren't any surprises down the line. Everyone is coming to this with their own agenda, after all. Friday you're going to find yourself connecting with a business contact on personal terms, which will be a welcome surprise. You'll spend Sunday thinking about your career.

Pisces

The better you feel, the better you'll do - that's your motto on Monday. You never expected that there'd be such a direct correlation between your personal health and your professional success, but it seems to be holding true. As you try to accomplish a lot this week, remember not to be too critical of your coworkers. Give them the benefit of the doubt and listen to their concerns. On Friday you're going to repair a fractured relationship with a business partner, and everyone's going to be relieved. Sunday you're going to feel like finally making some big work-related decisions, but hold off. You can decide next week.



Weekly Horoscopes for March 26 to 31

Aries

Money issues will be first and foremost for you as you come into work Monday. Don't delay - get them off your plate ASAP. The next couple of days should flow smoothly if you're sharp. Any problems that arise are manageable with a phone call or two. Your contacts will be especially valuable. As the week draws to a close, you'll feel the need to get busy with new projects that may or may not have much to do with the bottom line. Save the evaluation for next week or later; throw yourself into the thick of it now.

Taurus

This is no ordinary Monday for you. Expect a rush of good feeling, especially if you're finishing up any long-term projects. Midweek, you'll feel a little rushed, but not so much that it cramps your style or affects your performance. You may be tempted to step up the pace, but there's no need. The latter half of the week brings bonding experiences with clients and coworkers - try to make sure that you've got strong connections, so when you need them they'll be reliable. Sunday brings a short time of struggle with your peers.

Gemini

Monday will be difficult for you, as new obstacles crop up or old ones return to haunt you. Don't look for sneaky shortcuts - you'll have to deal with them head-on. The next two days will be much better; you'll find unexpected deadline extensions and much less pressure than you've been used to. Pick the tasks you prefer and leave the rest for later. Deal firmly with financial issues late in the week. Be as direct as possible during any uncomfortable confrontations with peers over spending or investments. Sunday's a great day for making new contacts.

Cancer

Monday is perfect for networking - you're alert to new possibilities and as charming as can be. The middle of the week will see you shed some inhibitions - and raise the right eyebrows while you're at it. Psych yourself up for that big presentation or show. The last half of the week is resonant with your natural energy, and people will intuitively look to you for solutions to their problems. This comes in handy when dealing with clients, but it might be a burden with peers. Try to reserve Sunday for yourself if at all possible.

Leo

As you come into work this week, you'll be in a good position to think about your career trajectory and where you want to be heading. Your closest coworkers are important midweek, so cultivate those relationships and make sure each gets their allotted face-time. You'll be at the peak of your social power toward the end of the week, able to bend others to your will without making it obvious that they're being led. Keep that warm smile going and they'll follow you anywhere. Sunday marks the beginning of a short phase of big-time success that should be exploited ruthlessly.

Virgo

On Monday, it seems like you hand-picked the tasks and people you're dealing with. There shouldn't be any kvetching over incompatibility. Your mental powers peak midweek, so jump in with your opinion at any time that feels right. What you have to say is always worth hearing. Help your supervisor or a client get organized late in the week; your natural talent assists them tremendously and scores you dozens of points. You might be called in Sunday at the last minute. Your flexibility will be seen in the best possible light.




Libra

Monday is beautiful, whether you're working or not. Even the ugliest office decor has its charm as far as you're concerned. Midweek is perfect for brainstorming; you're in touch with your own mental depths and also able to bring out the same powers in others. As this phase fades, you'll find that the second half of the week is more difficult and confusing. There might be too many people making too many demands or possibly just too much on your plate. See if you can convince your boss to lighten the load.

Scorpio

It won't necessarily be easy, but try to cultivate your work relationships Monday. You'll feel a little antisocial, but any effort you put into other people will come back at least double. Pay attention to the fine print midweek - it will pay off when you discover the hidden trap that nobody else noticed. You'll really come into your power in the second half of the week. Negotiations and interviews go well for you, and any situation in which you need the upper hand will be yours. Sunday brings a career challenge that you might have to take extra time to handle.

Sagittarius

Spread the word early in the week, no matter what you need to say. You've got the chops to express yourself precisely, so now's the time to get it out there. Tuesday or Wednesday brings an opportunity to help shape long-term strategy, but you don't have to worry about getting every last detail exactly right. As the week grinds to a halt, so do your people skills - but don't panic. If you're flexible, you can still win hearts and minds simply by agreeing when you'd ordinarily shrug your shoulders. Sunday is a good time to start business trips.

Capricorn

The week starts very well for you, and you should be feeling good about where you are and where you think you're headed. Watch out for people who talk a lot but don't have much to say during the first half of the week. Try to get them to cut to the chase - or cut them off. New ideas are important in the second half of the week, and it might be up to you to evaluate them. Whatever happens, make sure that you're open to all possibilities. Sunday might be problematic if you have to deal with anything work related.

Aquarius

Long-timers have a lot to tell you on Monday, so try to act interested. It could be that one holds an important clue for you. Midweek looks promising - you could round up a whole new slate of clients or candidates for that important position. Keep an eye out for connections that spark over small things. Stick to your routine later in the week; that regularity will be the key to helping you deal with the stresses that inevitably crop up. Sunday brings an opportunity for a compromise that will work to your advantage.

Pisces

E-mail or phone calls are vital on Monday, so be sure to stay connected on all fronts as much as you can. The next two days will be busy for you - so much so that you'll want to forestall any new projects or clients for a short time. Try to avoid business trips and focus on the home office. Creative work is fruitful during the latter half of the week. Your natural charm will be stronger than ever, and any meetings, presentations or interviews will go swimmingly. Try to lie low on Sunday - your opinion may be slightly discounted.

Weekly Horoscopes for March 19 to 25

Aries

Monday is taken up with conceptual planning of some kind, but if you're in charge it will be productive and enlightening. Midweek, you need to lie low. It won't be easy, but your best course of action is inaction until Thursday. At that time, you'll feel a sudden surge of energy and know exactly what you need to do to move forward as quickly as possible. You might experience a renewed sense of pride in your work. The weekend will go slowly, so you're better off relaxing.

Taurus

Someone you thought you knew well rubs you the wrong way on Monday, but there's little you can do about it. It shouldn't happen again soon. Think big-picture midweek; try to work on marketing, customer service or some other issue that encompasses psychology and the masses. Look for commonalities and exploit them. Slow down on Thursday and Friday, and make certain that you're getting the best value before making any purchases or investments. The good times really get started for you on Sunday, so take time out to enjoy them thoroughly.

Gemini

Monday brings an opportunity from relatively far away, possibly involving foreign investment. It might be time to rethink how you do business. The next couple of days after that see lots of activity - probably too much to keep track of in real time. Try to prioritize and just attend to the matters that directly impact your career goals. Thursday and Friday are all about communication, especially within your immediate work group. Make sure everyone is speaking the same language. The weekend could bring obstacles, so don't rely on smooth progress until next Monday at the earliest.

Cancer

Flexibility is key on Monday, as other people's styles will be in ascendance. Try to modulate your emotional responses and think before acting. A wave of positive energy might overwhelm you briefly on Tuesday, but you'll soon find that you're able to communicate much more effectively with people you've had difficulties with in the past. Your mind stays sharp through the end of the workweek - sharp enough to skewer a boss's ego if you're not careful. That witty remark might cost you a few points, so watch it.

Leo

You'll start the week embroiled in a small-scale conflict that can only be resolved by someone letting go of something that will turn out to be fairly inconsequential. If it's you, you'll score more points. Be wary of financial deals midweek - you might be tempted to just sign on without a thorough reading, and that will come back to bite you. New information comes in toward the end of the week that brightens prospects for expansion or other direct action. The weekend sees your reputation grow without any effort on your part.

Virgo

New information comes your way Monday that should change the way you see your business. Act on it quickly to get ahead. Despite the confusion that will reign midweek, you'll be able to triumph by adjusting your work flow to meet the ever-changing demands. Try not to lash out at difficult coworkers. They'll cause minor problems through the end of the week, but there's little you can do but clean up afterward. By Friday, you'll feel a sense of renewal and might eagerly work through the weekend if you need to.

Libra

The first day of the week will be more engaging than usual, and your intuitive understanding of people's needs will help you in customer service and negotiations. Try not to start anything new on Tuesday or Wednesday, as the projects you're working on will expand beyond the time you had budgeted for them. Any bad blood between you and clients or coworkers will turn out to be projected feelings by the end of the week, so try to step lightly. The weekend will be relaxing, even if you have to take care of some drudge work.




Scorpio

Watch out for sudden outbursts on Monday - they could come from anywhere. It could be that you learn something from the exchange. You'll be the expert when it comes to wooing customers or investors midweek, and just about any relationship will operate by your rules for the time being. New projects started on Thursday and Friday will be likely to come in on time and under budget, especially if they're broad-based initiatives. You might be contacted over the weekend by a current or former coworker who needs your help.

Sagittarius

Your grasp of the news or latest trends will impress the right people on Monday, so be sure to talk up whatever's hot. The next couple of days will be slow going for you as tiny obstacles add up to wreak havoc on your daily scheduling. Creative work will go well for you and your team later in the week, and your leadership skills will be in high demand. Your role as visionary will be well received. Make sure to stay on top of everything over the weekend; your oversight could make the difference between success and failure.

Capricorn

You'll have to change plans on Monday as circumstances conspire to trip them up. Communication will be very important midweek, and your creative side will be demanding expression. Reach out to people you don't speak with regularly and check in with them. Your family obligations might keep you away from important business on Thursday or Friday; try to balance all the sides of your life, but know that not everyone will be perfectly happy with the outcome. The weekend will be relaxing, and you should be able to mend any fences that need it.

Aquarius

You'll be the star of the workplace on Monday, and you should definitely try to work on your most ambitious projects before all others. Be wary of any new spending requests midweek - though you'll be tempted to give in without thinking them through, they will each deserve lengthy inspections. You'll do some of your best thinking on Thursday and Friday, and you might hit on that brilliant new strategy you've been hoping would come along. Work will be weird over the weekend - it might involve old coworkers coming back for help.

Pisces

Keep your mind on the future early this week. You'll have work in front of you, but if you can jump the gun a little, you'll have a huge advantage. Tuesday and Wednesday will be transforming - you might see a change in responsibilities or pay, or find yourself recruited by a competitor. Don't worry about sorting out any details until the weekend, as any troubling conundrums will stay unsolved for several days at least. Sunday is a good time to polish up your resume or CV and think about sending it out into the world on your behalf.

Weekly Horoscopes for March 5 to 11

Aries


Take the lead early in the week and show off your skills in the best light possible. You'll want to tell others how to do things right, but make sure they're ready to hear it. By Wednesday, your desire to get things done properly might spill over a little too much and cause friction with your peers. Try to soften the blow or suppress it. Friday is a great time to start new projects - or, better still, to sit down at the negotiation table. Get ready for a lot of prep work; it will be worth it.


Taurus


The week starts off with a continuation of an ongoing power struggle that you just can't seem to wriggle free from. It could be that you're carrying too much weight to really stay flexible, so consider what you could drop and still get the job done. By midweek, the bad business should be behind you, and you'll be back in just about everyone's good graces. Try bonding with those you don't ordinarily see much. On Friday, you'll feel like mixing things up and maybe blowing off tasks that have a long shelf life. Try a new approach to your daily routine.


Gemini


Monday and Tuesday are perfect for team projects - you'll be able to surf other people's brainwaves and add value to the process at every stage. You'll also be an endless source of fun, so people will likely seek you out. Midweek brings a short period of difficulty, as your usually articulate communication style hits a rough patch and you find yourself better off on your own. The good times return on Friday, though a few too many projects may be going on for you to fully engage with each one.


Cancer


Start the week with a big show, even if it feels ostentatious. The right people will eat it up, and the bigger and more outrageous you can make it, the better. Planning and strategy are especially important on Wednesday and Thursday; make sure that your group has plenty of room to maneuver, or you might find changes too restrictive. Different ideas start to crop up and may lead to infighting by Friday or possibly over the weekend. Try not to let that energy infect any new projects, or delays will plague them indefinitely.


Leo


The week begins on a high note as you hit on a new success or are rewarded for a recent one. Make sure to give credit where it's due - there's plenty to go around. Midweek finds you rethinking old ideas and brainstorming new strategies for overtaking the market. Spending and other costs should be foremost in your mind. You'll feel that you've reached a good balance by Friday and might be tempted to invest in some high-tech upgrades. It's a good time for that, but make sure to shop around over the weekend to get the best deal.


Virgo


Even if you feel that you're underappreciated, resist talking yourself up early in the week. You'll have plenty of positive attention soon if you keep up with current events. Midweek is perfect for starting bold new plans and transitioning between roles or jobs. Almost any change will be for the better in one way or another. An important decision waiting for you on Friday or over the weekend turns out to be much harder than you had anticipated. Go with the conservative choice this time.


Libra

The early part of the week is bright and shiny, and sees you getting along exceptionally well with coworkers and customers. Rack up as many goodwill points as you can - people love the attention they get from you. You're better off on your own on Wednesday and Thursday, as you'll be totally self-sufficient and able to take care of paperwork and other tasks more easily without assistance. You'll be back in the thick of things by Friday, only more so. You can close every deal, impress all the right people and bring smiles to every face all through the weekend.





Scorpio


Watch out for dissonance between your personal style and the kind of behavior your work demands early in the week. You might have to rein in eccentricities or keep yourself from cracking the wrong joke at the wrong time. By Wednesday, you're back on your feet and able to really crank out the high-quality work you're known for. Your service will be recognized by someone important. Cultivate patience later in the week; take time to absorb all the relevant information before making that big decision.


Sagittarius


Monday and Tuesday are perfect for business trips of any distance. You'll find more than you expected wherever you go, and you leave a feeling of goodwill behind. The board or some high-level boss might present thorny problems midweek, especially if you've been bucking for a raise or promotion. Try sidestepping them for the time being, then hitting a home run later in the week. You might be called in to help with negotiations over the weekend, and your opinion will be valued highly by all parties.


Capricorn



The early part of the week may be hard to deal with - sharks are swimming all around you, and it feels for a short time like you've run out of allies. You'll be back on dry land by Wednesday and much more productive than even you (with your high expectations) can believe. It's a great time for clearing away old projects and making room for new ones. You'll be more and more focused as the week goes on, and you might find yourself working through the weekend without a break. It won't go unnoticed.


Aquarius



The first two days of the week are filled with nonstop interruptions and minor roadblocks. You'll need to use every negotiation tool you've got, but by Wednesday you'll definitely feel more grounded. You might not be on quite the same page as everyone else, but you'll be productive and eager to take on new challenges. Toward the end of the week, expect a shift in workplace culture that excites you - it could be a new team member or a reorg, but it will be more engaging than what you're used to.


Pisces



If you can work on your own early in the week, do so. Working at home is optimal, but at the very least keep your head down and try to avoid engaging your coworkers or boss. Communication troubles will inflame their egos if you're not very careful. By Wednesday, you can reach out with confidence - in fact, now is the time to take that risk you've been considering. Even if you can't foresee all the consequences, you should go for it. Financial issues loom large over the last part of the week; make sure to confront them head-on.

Weekly Horoscopes for February 12 to 18

Aries

You'll be super-busy Monday and Tuesday, but it will all come out successfully. Recruitment and strategic planning are activities that will be especially fruitful. Put the brakes on in a big way midweek - there's hidden problems that will trip you up if you're moving at full speed. Try to conserve your resources as much as possible. Things pick up in a big way Friday and you'll be able to bust out of any rut you find yourself in. The good energy should last through Saturday, so keep at work if you feel the need.

Taurus

Your close coworkers might seem to be going out of their way to mess with your head early in the week. Try not to let them bug you, and focus on customer service if possible. Team-building exercises will go well midweek, especially if they're future-oriented. Planning and strategic brainstorming will be worthwhile. Slow down the pace on Friday - you'll need to go over every decision twice before okaying it, and maybe three or four times for financial decisions. The weekend will be nice and relaxing, even if you work.

Gemini

Early this week, someone new (a customer or coworker) will breeze by and drop a new idea on your desk that will blow you away. Don't sit on it - put it into action immediately and you'll start reaping big rewards. Wednesday and Thursday will be buzzing with activity; try to focus on the creative side of things and you'll produce good results. Reach out to your peers on Friday and make sure you're all on the same page. See if you can get buy-in from your toughest customers, as the timing will be right.

Cancer

Financial issues will be important on Monday and may extend through Tuesday. You will need to be more flexible than usual if you want to handle them in a timely and appropriate fashion. The fires should be out by midweek, and you'll be able to work on personnel issues - team building and morale will be easy for you if you apply your intuitions to the work. Take all the time you need to finish your tasks on Friday. You might be tempted to sneak out early, but you'll need to finish everything on your pile.

Leo

You might be temporarily stumped by the behavior of coworkers or rivals, but a little patience will help you find the solution - it will require a little lateral thinking. Midweek you'll need to be careful in financial transactions. Not only will you need to make sure you're getting the most for the buck, but you'll need to ensure that all parties leave the table emotionally satisfied. Friday is a free day for you; you'll have a great time with any task and spread a little goodwill everywhere you go.

Virgo

When everything changes on Monday or Tuesday, try to hold your tongue and reserve your criticism until it's clear that you're speaking for a majority. It will be hard to restrain yourself, but worth it in the long run. It could be that you're one of the only people able to work through the disruptions midweek, but don't about holding the place together; other folks can't help it at the moment. You'll get the credit on Friday when business as usual starts to return to the workplace. The weekend will be relaxing, and even rejuvenating if you let yourself go.

Libra

You might be the only one having fun Monday, so don't flaunt it. A private smirk while everyone else is running around panicking won't lose you any friends - and if you step up and lend a hand, you might come across as a hero. Think small midweek; you'll have a lot to take care of and you won't have the time or energy to devote to long-range planning. Focus on your work relationships Friday and maybe through the weekend. Networking will be worth your time if you throw yourself into it.




Scorpio

There's trouble in paradise, and you've got to be the one to deal with it forcefully. Dissension in the ranks, backbiting, gossip - something is bubbling up from the people you work with. You'll need to organize the negotiations that will bring everyone together again. By midweek you should have found a good solution, or at least started down the road toward peace. Friday will be great for starting new projects or systems that will ensure tranquility in the future. Try to lie low over the weekend. You deserve a good long break.

Sagittarius

Monday and Tuesday are great for strategic brainstorming and communication. Get the whole team together for a think-fest and see what comes out of it. Make sure there're plans to act quickly. Slow down midweek and let others take the initiative. Temporarily giving up control will free you to do more important work - or just rest. The creative fires will be burning on Friday and might carry you through half the weekend before you realize how hard you've been working. Take at least one day for some quality time on your own or with family.

Capricorn

Financial planning and strategy will be very important to you early in the week, even if you don't realize it at first. Do what you can to guide the thinking of your business in a conservative direction. Midweek will see your work style relatively untouched by the madness that will seem to seize more of your peers. Try to concentrate on meeting your own milestones first, then helping others. You might have a conflict between your home and work lives on Friday or Saturday, so be ready to placate both sides.

Aquarius

You'll bound into the workplace on Monday full of energy and seized with a new vision for how to do business. Make sure to get other people on your side before taking off - you'll need a whole team to help implement the new strategy. Be careful with finances and assets midweek, or you might end up overplaying your hand and needing to play some serious catch-up through the rest of the year. Friday will bring the one idea you need to help you move toward success, but you'll need to keep working at it through the weekend.

Pisces

Start the week slowly, even though the pace of change is rapid. Your first inclination will be to help people adjust, but make sure to focus on your own tasks first. Midweek you'll know exactly what needs to happen, even if most of your coworkers are deeply confused. Spread the word - people will listen to you, and you'll attract some positive attention from above. Friday might be a little confusing for you, so try to take your time with communication so you say exactly what you mean to. Things will get better by Sunday at the latest.

Weekly Horoscopes for February 5 to 11

Aries

Urgent business seizes your attention Monday and won't let go - but you'll be so drawn into it all that you won't mind the interruption. The burning issue should die down by Wednesday afternoon, so you'll have a short reprieve from the pressure if you need one. Try to stick to the routine for the rest of the week, despite dissension in the ranks. Don't light into people you disagree with, no matter how tempted you may be. You might want to toss aside any notions of relaxing this weekend, as it's the perfect time to start new projects, especially negotiations or recruitment drives.

Taurus

You'll be wrapping up disputes with just about everyone from delivery guys to the board, so make sure to stand your ground when you know you're in the right. If you go in with the right mindset, you'll start with a leg up on the competition. By Wednesday the dust will have settled for the time being and you can focus on patching things up, which should be surprisingly easy, even with those who were being petty. Take the weekend to relax from all the stress - you'll need to be refreshed come Monday.

Gemini

You'll be down with the in crowd early in the week, so much so that you might forget that you're paid to hang out with such awesome people. It's a good time to cement your position with customers or peers. Chatter starts to take over the workplace on Wednesday, slowly at first. You'll start to lose interest by midday and might start to resent the distraction by Thursday. Dive into paperwork or other tasks and keep your head down and you'll come out ahead. The weekend brings good times. If you need to get tasks done, you'll do well to take them as they come.

Cancer

Make a big show of new business or purchases early in the week. It might not be in your DNA, but ostentatious displays will actually get you further than modesty now. You can settle down on Wednesday and turn back to the tasks at hand. Planning on any scale will go well later in the week, with or without assistance from peers or supervisors. Partnership problems might erupt over the weekend, so be wary of those closest to you. It could be an opportunity to strengthen your work relationships.

Leo

The early part of the week finds you reaching a new peak - but there are higher points waiting for you in the distance. Enjoy the view, consolidate your resources and get ready to move on. You'll need to get serious about budget and finance issues by the end of the week, and the earlier you get started, the better. The plans you made recently will need to be revised in the light of unforeseen events, but you'll come out looking even better. The weekend brings a recruitment opportunity; you might be on either side of the offer, so stay alert.

Virgo

You may be feeling sluggish early in the week, but don't let that stop you from organizing and planning. Your flexibility will be a strong asset in the days and weeks to come, and having all your tasks and records together will help immeasurably. By Wednesday your energy should pick up considerably, and you'll be helping customers and coworkers while keeping your own tasks well under control. The right people will take notice. The weekend is a time to withdraw and consider options - something that appears to be a setback might be an opportunity.




Libra

Clients and peers that you work closely with will be especially valuable to you early this week - solicit advice and assistance from everyone you can think of. Most people will be quite helpful. Thursday and Friday bring a few worries, most of them misplaced. You'll still fret over small problems that you can't control, but your diligence will look good to supervisors. The weekend is too nice to be spent working, but if you must, you'll find yourself having a great time with the people you meet.

Scorpio

Monday won't be boring - it will be full of surprises. A new challenge arises and must be dealt with immediately, and it will be harder than usual for you to marshal your forces. Try stalling if you can, because by Wednesday afternoon you'll be stronger than the forces you're dealing with. In fact, by the end of the week your hard work will be recognized almost as a public service, and you'll be rewarded commensurately. You've got a tough decision to make over the weekend, but some hard thinking should make the choice clear.

Sagittarius

The early part of the week is great for business-related travel - the farther, the better. If you're not going anywhere physically, try reaching out electronically to foreign countries. There are new markets you haven't explored yet. Your relations with the boss will be on the cool side for the latter half of the week, so don't rock the boat and make sure not to ask for anything extra. The weekend is a good time for you to prepare to make changes in your career. Ask friends for advice. 

Capricorn

Monday and Tuesday will be challenging at best. Your rivals are temporarily ascendant, and any sharing arrangements could be tough to negotiate. Keep plugging up holes - at least you won't get tired easily. You'll be on top of the situation by the end of the day on Wednesday, and will be able to get some good planning done for the rest of the week. New information will dictate some elements of your strategy, but don't let go of your unique vision. You'll need to work through at least part of the weekend, but it will be worth it in the long run.

Aquarius

There are struggles going on between your people. Assert your independence from all groups on Monday or Tuesday by offering a compromise. If you pull it off, you'll be farther ahead than anyone else. During the latter part of the week, you'll need to be extra wary of hidden agendas. Any agreements made through Friday should be inspected very closely. Go out of your way over the weekend to try something new, maybe even a whole new career path or a few baby steps in that direction.

Pisces

Stay away from the boss early in the week; he, she or they may have nothing but attitude for everything that looks or feels like common sense. Your coworkers won't be much help, but this hoo-hah last long. By the end of the day on Wednesday, you'll be over it all and ready for action. Start with the people you know best and work outward from there, firming up the strengths and diminishing the weaknesses in your working relationships. You will most likely need to continue the effort through the weekend, but you'll feel a lot better when you're through.

Weekly Horoscopes for Jan 29 to Feb 4

Aries

Think about compensation early this week. Are you making enough? It's a good time to get what you deserve, so take steps to go after the prize. Starting Wednesday, the gears of industry will turn smoothly for you, and you'll be able to express yourself much more clearly than usual in memos and email. Don't make any serious decisions, but expect serious productivity boosts. Friday afternoon will bring a slowdown as usual, but you might get so stuck that you feel you might as well go home early. If you do, expect work issues to follow you through until Monday.

Taurus

Everything should go exactly as you hope on Monday and Tuesday, even if what you hope is different from what you expect. It's a great time to work through big-money deals, but make sure they're completed before Wednesday. The middle part of the week will be better spent away from the treasury, as you'll be prone to making impulsive decisions that could shake up the bottom line. You'll be back in form late in the day Friday and able to charm almost anything out of anyone. Weekend schmoozing will be quite beneficial.

Gemini

You'll need allies at hand early in the week if you want to make much progress. It will seem that you're surrounded by obstacles, but there's at least one hidden path through them that your peers can show you if you ask. By Wednesday, all that will be history and you'll be wheeling and dealing with no limits on your success. You'll be able to convince anyone of anything. On Friday and through the weekend, turn inward and look carefully at budget projections and other financial planning documents you may not have fully absorbed yet.

Cancer

You'll need to take charge in a small way on Monday in order to guide your team to its next milestone. Things will go smoothly if you've got good relationships with your peers. Absent supervisors might cause problems midweek when guidance is needed at a crucial time. Listen to your intuition, but make sure to get consensus before proceeding. Friday is the start of a phase in which your work style is dominant - you should be able to charm customers and bosses alike without making much of an effort.

Leo

Ego and reputation will be important early this week; you'll need just enough of each without going overboard. Assert yourself boldly when it's called for, but make sure nobody thinks you're out of control. Teamwork will be essential for meeting goals midweek, and you'll be the perfect hub. People will get along famously with you, and you'll be able to translate between folks who aren't on the same page. If things are going well Friday, you'll feel great - but if there's anything that's a little bit off, you might spiral into some serious discomfort.

Virgo

The early part of the week can be super-productive for you and your people as long as you keep everyone on task. It should be pretty easy, as compatibility will be peaking. Work will be all-consuming midweek, so be prepared to go over the tiniest details of recent projects with supervisors and peers. It might be hard for you to retain perspective, but if you can hold folks at arm's length then you should be fine. Return to organizing Friday and through the weekend if need be. You'll feel energized by coordinating other people's efforts.

Libra

Your attachments and relationships in the workplace will define the early part of the week: the more allies you have, the better off you'll be. If you need extra help, you'll have tons of charm to get it for you. Meetings, especially brainstorming sessions, will go well for you midweek. Ideas are a hot commodity right now, and you'll be able to sift the good from the bad with ease. Friday will present multiple challenges as the day goes on. Don't worry about deadlines yet; take the weekend to relax and you'll be twice as efficient next week.





Scorpio

You'll have to rise above it all early in the week if you want to get ahead. Some of your attachments will have to be dropped - they're just holding you back. Read every word of every contract and agreement midweek. Important components will be hidden in details and legalese, and it might take you many hours of study before you can definitively understand them. Things pick up considerably Friday afternoon, and any deals you can manage to close then or over the weekend will be to your advantage.

Sagittarius

You'll be able to take it all in early this week, and better yet, communicate your vision to others at all levels of your business. You might not have time for productivity, but you'll be able to articulate ideas that will help in the long run. Get busy Wednesday and try to cut yourself out of the chitchat circuit that will keep you from finishing your most vital tasks. You might have to work with or serve someone who is almost your exact opposite on Friday or over the weekend, but if you're honest and flexible you'll end up doing just fine.

Capricorn

Take things back to basics early this week. Make sure that all the essential tasks get completed first, and that everyone is on board with the work at hand. Your thoroughness will determine the outcome of the week. Midweek you might find that customers or clients are much chattier than you are; you'll need to strike a balance between pleasing them and getting your job done. You'll be split between personal needs and work requirements on Friday and possibly through the weekend. Try to think about it with a cool mind and you'll see what to do.

Aquarius

Things get weird, but not bad-weird, on Monday. You'll definitely be the one to deal with it all, and if you're sly you can sneak some key changes into workplace procedures that will work to your benefit. Midweek will be crackling with energy, and you'll see a big boost in productivity. If you can take time out for brainstorming, it will be quite rewarding. Make sure you deal with any responsibilities that arise Friday, no matter how late in the day - they'll come back to haunt you soon otherwise.

Pisces

No matter what anyone else says, take it easy early in the week. Your batteries are recharging, and your deadlines are softer than anyone thinks. Try to work on office morale. Creative work and brainstorming are great uses of your time midweek - looking at the big picture will be much easier than worrying about little details. Be careful with nosy supervisors. Your productivity picks up dramatically on Friday and through the weekend. You might find yourself the target of some very positive attention, so try to act surprised.

Weekly Horoscopes for January 22 to 28

Aries

Breeze into the workplace Monday with a definite agenda - you'll be able to meet any goals you set, as long as you stick to them firmly. Your ambitions will be obvious, but don't let that deter you. Slow down midweek and don't start off in any new directions. You might be puzzled by a customer's comments, but there's not much to be gained by trying to nail them down. Friday brings a second wind and an infusion of energy that will see you working hard (or thinking about work) through the weekend.

Taurus

Get ready for struggles Monday. It might be as simple as office territoriality, or as complex as international wrangling over strategic goals, but there will definitely be conflict involving you and your immediate coworkers. Allies will come to the rescue midweek, and you'll owe them surprisingly little after you emerge victorious. Despite pulling out ahead, you could feel a little down on Friday. Don't take those feelings out on your budget - you can't afford any unnecessary spending just yet.

Gemini

Expect big change early in the week. If you can instigate or at least guide the change, its chances of improving efficiency will increase dramatically. It's a good time to try bold new initiatives and think strategically. Wednesday and Thursday will be a time of confusion, perhaps related to unintended consequences of the changes from earlier in the week, but it will pass and the group will feel stronger as a result. Friday and the weekend are perfect for clear communication and strengthening work relationships. Take the lead by reaching out to those you haven't heard from in a while.

Cancer

Focus on finances early in the week, but do it on your own terms. You'll inevitably get drawn into weird conflicts if you try to buddy up or even ask for advice. If you must work directly with others, try not to take anything personally. Midweek you'll experience a surge of energy that should make you popular with customers and coworkers alike. Your listening skills will be powerful, and might make the difference in closing a big deal. Be careful with government authority on Friday - you'll be spoiling for a fight, and if you rub up against them you might get hurt.

Leo

Leave your assumptions - and your ego - at home early in the week. You'll need to be extraordinarily flexible to deal with the weird business that will come your way for a solid two days. By Wednesday the carnival will be over, but you'll still need a few days to settle down and take care of business. It's a good time to just do paperwork and let long-range planning wait its turn. Customer service might be important Friday, and if so, you'll have a great time. Your social energy will be perfectly attuned to the people you serve through the weekend.

Virgo

Your routine won't be able to keep up with unexpected developments Monday and Tuesday, so stay cool and be ready to change course quickly when necessary. You might have to rein yourself in if the impulse to lash out presents itself. Frustration with coworkers or possibly clients builds through the week as they consistently miss deadlines or offer vague words instead of the concrete direction you need. By Friday you'll be ready to freelance or at least take a day to work on your own - and if you do, you'll find your productivity soaring.

Libra

It's all about people early this week. Sales, service and schmoozing should be the order of the day on Monday and Tuesday, and you'll be irresistibly charming to practically everyone you meet. You might feel that you've bitten off more than you can chew by midweek, so take some time to slow down, organize and delegate responsibilities. Progress will be slow, but you shouldn't have to worry about moving backwards. Your close coworkers will be especially important Friday (and probably through the weekend), so do whatever it takes to make them happy.




Scorpio

There could be some serious morale issues troubling the workplace early in the week, but don't take them to supervisors just yet. They might be feeling touchy right now, so lie low. By Wednesday you'll know just how to proceed, and should be able to charm just about anyone. Customer service and client-facing will go well for you. Friday is a good day for beginning new projects, and you'll be more attentive to detail than usual, so complex paperwork shouldn't get in your way.

Sagittarius

If you're not in sales, you might want to think about switching on Monday and Tuesday - your natural charm will be powerfully energized, and you'll find people dropping whatever they're doing at the slightest hint that you need them. By midweek your energy will be flagging somewhat, and you might want to take things down a notch and explore alternative ideas to implement in the near future. Your energy levels shoot back up Friday, and you'll find yourself having a great time even in meetings or tasks you usually dread.

Capricorn

Focus on the future early in the week, as the present will be somewhat unrewarding. Nothing will work out quite as planned - but ironically, plans made now will work out well later on. You'll be totally in sync with peers and customers through the middle of the week, so reach out and cement those relationships. Friday is a great time to close out old business or terminate relationships that aren't working out for you. The weekend will bring worries only if you haven't tied up all the loose ends.

Aquarius

The first two days of this week will be filled with good buzz - your ideas will float to the top and you'll find that people are more attentive than usual. Try something new. Rein yourself in midweek, though. By Wednesday you might be seized with an extravagant impulse that should be suppressed for the time being. Financial risks will not pay off. Friday brings new opportunities, possibly too many to jump on all at once. Choose carefully, but go into it wholeheartedly. You'll feel like plowing through more work over the weekend.

Pisces

There's likely to be too much going on Monday and Tuesday for you to really follow along attentively. Pick a few important events and stick with them, but stay flexible in case something bigger comes along. Midweek brings a time of strength in which you might find untapped resources at your command - it's a great time for starting out in new directions. Confusion reigns Friday, and it will be hard to get help from even your closest work buddies, as everyone seems to be grappling with their own demons. If you take your time, you can figure everything out over the weekend.

Weekly Horoscopes for January 15 to 21

Aries

As you slide into work on Monday, you'll need to make sure to keep your ears open; there's some key info that won't come your way except by chance. Most business midweek will be conducted on nonverbal, emotional levels, so be prepared for some unusual meetings. By Thursday you should be able to put it all together and take dramatic action. It's a good time for starting off in new directions or taking the lead on projects. The weekend brings a good time for careful consideration of your career path.

Taurus

You've got a hall pass of sorts on Monday as events conspire to allow you to chart your own course. If there's work you've been putting off, you can get it done - or figure out new directions. Things start to heat up dramatically midweek, and you could find yourself enmeshed in small-scale office warfare or charming a client into giving you piles of new work. Thursday you could see a new way to improve profits or morale, but look at it very carefully before implementing it. There are likely to be unforeseen consequences if you don't give it a thorough examination.

Gemini

You'll surprise yourself with your attitude on Monday - it's so positive it hurts. You'll be knocking good ideas back and forth all day, so make sure you get them down somehow. Midweek you'll need to get serious as issues start mounting from all directions, especially customer service. If you can ensure that the right people feel satisfied, you'll win big. Thursday and Friday are all about teamwork. You'll find a new level of productivity as your group builds on its synergies. The weekend isn't optimal as far as work is concerned, but it's a good time to work on resumes.

Cancer

Interoffice rivalries might get a little harsh on Monday, so be prepared for skirmishes. They'll intensify midweek, and you could have a hard time choosing sides. See if you can maneuver yourself out in the field for a while - you'll get along with outsiders much better than with your peers. You'll be better able to help heal the wounds toward the end of the week if you have managed to rise above the fray. All in all, the week will be a success only if you manage to lose as little ground as possible.

Leo

Yours will be the first voice listened to on Monday; expect a good reception to almost anything you have to say. Take special care midweek with people you don't know well, but take even greater care with those you think you know best: someone has a hidden agenda. Thursday and Friday bring work at its best - fun, exciting, invigorating and (best of all) profitable. Your good spirits should rub off on the folks around you. The weekend is best spent volunteering in the community or otherwise focused on other people.

Virgo

Monday is full of tiny challenges, none of which poses much difficulty on their own. The workload in its entirety might start to tire you, so seek help when you start to weary of it all. The next two days bring a new sense of curiosity that should lead you to ferret out new contacts and ideas that will help you adjust to changing conditions. Watch out for traps at the end of the week - you'll want to breeze past them, but they're just as tenacious as you, and it could be several days before you extricate yourself.

Libra

Monday is as close to perfect as a day at work can be. Your social skills are particularly in demand, and client meetings will be smooth and profitable for you. Change is on the agenda for the middle part of the week - if you take the lead, then you can guide it in the best direction. Most likely the changes will run deep, so prepare your coworkers for the revolution to come. Keep up the optimism through the end of the week; you'll be the one everyone checks in with.






Scorpio

Try to put off any important decisions until after Monday. Most likely you'll be torn between two equally appealing alternatives, but one will soon become the clear choice. Tuesday and Wednesday are your days - you'll be the star no matter where you are. If there's a weakness in your business defenses, now is the time to shore it up. There's a risky scheme in the works that will come down to a big decision on Friday. Try to make sure that the risk is shared, or you might find yourself in an awkward position sooner than you think.

Sagittarius

You'll be like a rock star or supermodel on Monday as far as coworkers and clients are concerned. You don't have to tell them that your recent success is more attributable to luck than sweat. Midweek you might want to take some comp time or personal days, as you will be deeper in thought than your job duties will permit. It's good, though - you're rethinking your whole career path. When you come out of it by Thursday, you'll be in exactly the right position to really make some positive changes and strike out in a good direction.

Capricorn

Monday is perfect for starting new projects. Permission will come quickly and all the elements will be exactly where you need them to be. Rise above it all midweek and really look at where things are going - you'll have new insights that will lead to smart decision-making. The last couple of days in the week will zip past without you even realizing time has been spent. You'll be amazed at the end of Friday when you see how much you've done, especially if you stick to the schedule. The weekend is yours - if you spend it on your career, you'll see huge benefits.

Aquarius

You'll make an important connection on Monday. You might not realize its significance at first, but it will become increasingly obvious over the next month that this person or institution means a great deal to your bottom line. Take time midweek to think about where you are and where you want to be in ten years. The big picture is especially important at this time. Your leadership skills will come into play on Thursday or Friday when your work group needs some serious guidance. Odds are you'll have work to complete over the weekend - force yourself to do it if you must.

Pisces

Monday is the best time to flush old relationships and clean up your current situation. It might not be easy, but it is necessary. You'll be energetic by midweek and you'll feel up to any challenge, but optimism will turn on itself as you see rivals pulling ahead. Life gets a lot better on Thursday when a run of good luck nullifies any setbacks and puts you out ahead of the pack. You might want to think about calling in some favors over the weekend, and if you do, it will boost your reputation considerably.

Weekly Horoscopes for January 8 to 14

Aries

The week might start out a little off-kilter for you on Monday, as your feelings about work don't quite match up with reality. That dissatisfaction might be an important clue, but it should vanish by the end of the day as you find yourself swept up in good energy that will carry you through Thursday. You'll be able to schmooze with the best of them midweek and should be able to win new clients or investors without too much trouble. Late in the week you'll need to hunker down and cover all the paperwork and behind-the-scenes stuff that needs to get done, but you should have all the assistance you need.

Taurus

Monday might bring confrontation - but if it does, it'll be the good kind, where you speak your mind firmly and are heard clearly. Be wary of power struggles midweek, though they should be unrelated to your spat from Monday. You can rise above or mediate, but you might be accused of taking sides. By Thursday your diplomatic side will surface and you should be able to solve just about any social problem without breaking a sweat. If you can get all parties to sit down together, the battle will be 90 percent over.

Gemini

The first day of the week will touch on financial issues in one way or another - probably spending. If you can restrain your team even a little bit, you'll come out ahead. The mood around the workplace lightens considerably midweek, especially if you're in the middle of things. You should be able to get your way using raw charm. Everyone will start to focus inward later in the week (by Thursday at the latest), so be prepared to lose touch with clients and supervisors as they take care of business. Sunday is a great day for networking.

Cancer

You'll burst into the workplace Monday full of enthusiasm - much more so than usual, especially for a Monday. Work it for every last bit of profit, because by Tuesday you'll be in a slightly unrealistic mood that will last for a couple of days. If you can find a way to pay for your dream projects, go forward. The end of the week brings a new efficiency to your dealings that will see you closing more deals than usual and probably forging a new alliance with someone you've been working on for some time. Sunday will be a good time to sneak some extra hours in.

Leo

Monday is perfect for starting new projects of almost any magnitude: from cleaning your desk to organizing a hostile takeover. You'll get the support you need. Regardless of how that goes, midweek will be a time of celebration as positive events are recognized by higher-ups and you can take a short break from the grind. Thursday heralds a strategic retreat as you review budgets and other financial planning - you can return to the schmoozing scene next week, after all the money is accounted for. Sunday will be great for making contacts, if you want to get the jump on the competition.

Virgo

Monday is extremely busy for you - make sure to get everything out of your inbox before the end of the day, even if it means skipping lunch. Your social skills - especially leadership - will be in high demand midweek, as teamwork becomes ever more important to the mission. Due diligence will be the words to live by later in the week. You'll find little cracks developing in the master plan, and it will be up to you to fix them all. By Sunday, things will be back to normal, and you might make some new contacts if you're looking.

Libra

You will tear into the workplace on Monday full of energy and able to cut almost any deal in the most favorable possible way. If you can get people to sign, go for it. Midweek, expect stress and friction with supervisors as different ideas try to manifest too late for anyone to really vet them. By Thursday that should be firmly dealt with, and you can move on to implementing the compromise you arrived at. Your skill at management will help you move further and faster than you had hoped. Sunday is a good time for considering new options, but not for acting.







Scorpio

You'll be a little out of sync on Monday, but it shouldn't hamper any ongoing projects. Don't sweat it - this feeling will be all gone as the workday comes to a close. Midweek is great for trips and risk-taking - you'll have good luck following you around like a trained pup. Whatever you do, you'll find it fun. Slow down Thursday and Friday, especially where the boss or important clients are concerned. There's most likely a disagreement hiding under the surface that needs attention. Sunday is a great time for recruitment and networking - you'll be a star.

Sagittarius

Monday brings business you can't ignore, even for a minute. Take care of everything that meets your eye as soon as you see it, and keep prioritizing on the fly. You'll be glad you did when things really start to short-circuit Tuesday and Wednesday; you'll need all your resources to keep the problems from spreading far. You'll find help from an unexpected source at the last minute. Things finally settle down on Thursday and you'll be eager to start looking forward. Strategic planning and alliance-building will go well for the rest of the week.

Capricorn

Monday is pretty typical - busy, with plenty to do and not a lot of energy to do it with. It's a good time to work on operations and logistics, especially if something big is coming up. You'll need to play the diplomat midweek, possibly between client and coworker - make sure everyone is smiling by the time the meeting is adjourned. Spend as much time in research as you can on Thursday and Friday, going on into Saturday if you think you need more information before proceeding. Sunday will bring a new idea that should be remembered.

Aquarius

Monday, unusually, will be by far the best day of the week. Expect good times and especially good relationships with your team and supervisor. Dramas start to erupt almost as soon as the whistle blows, and they won't die down until Thursday. Try to avoid the worst of it - you won't be able to make much of a difference until later. The end of the week will bring an opportunity for action that you should jump on without worrying about all the details. You'll start to see quick profits if you act right away.

Pisces

You'll come into the workplace a little fuzzy-headed on Monday, but don't let that keep you from tackling your highest priorities first. If you need to make a choice, go with paperwork over people-work. Keep your head down when troubles erupt midweek - your involvement will only prolong the fighting, and won't help one side win out over the other. New information starts to come in Friday; you might want to hang around or at least check in through the weekend to see how it develops. It will change the way you approach rivals in the next few weeks.