Al-Ahram Weekly Online   10 - 18 January 2006
Issue No. 777
Living
 
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Horoscopes:

Grounds for hope

By Imhotep

The stars have set some very high standards for you right now, my dear Scales, as people born under the Cardinal Air sign of Libra (23 Sep- 23 Oct) are sometimes called. You are expected to finish what you start and step up the number of duties you assure. It's a character-building moment that will pay off in spades later. Remember, though, that half-hearted gestures or failed promises will return to you double quick.

Feeling more than your usual amount of stress? Your body is trying to tell you that you need some rest. Pay attention to these warning signals and you'll save yourself a lot of trouble.

Moping around the house because of a bad romantic run-in wouldn't get you anywhere. Take some action -- even if it is just a slow walk around the block. You'll feel so much better afterward.

If your are dating someone who is extremely similar to you, the situation could become strained. It's a good time to bring it up, and try to make it work with your strong personalities. Indeed, a moody romantic suitor might need plenty of space, so revise plans you had for snuggling up and learning each others' innermost thoughts and secrets. Time apart suits both of you right now. Don't procrastinate.

Yes, it's true, my dear Eagles, as people born under the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio (24 Oct-23 Nov) are sometimes called, you've got a load of responsibilities that feel like they're eating up all your time, but give your tasks your full effort.

Is it the groove in your heart, or is it more like your heart is stuck in a certain groove? The stars might be making you take a little stress test, but you can pass it with flying colours if you really want. Just take several deep breaths and ask what the Divine lesson is behind all this. In any case, delay important romantic decisions until you have a clear head. You have so much on your mind right now that you may need to wait before you can take a cool look at the state of your love life.

Your senses have the right of way, so make sure you indulge in all manner of small but satisfying luxuries. Maybe that means extra foam on your latte, or a plush new pair of bedroom slippers. Heaven-bound Eagles, please allow your earthly side free rein.

You have a golden opportunity to make an extraordinary connection with someone new if you keep your mind, heart and spirit open to unusual opportunities. In fact, this could change your whole life.

The stars stir up your adrenaline and push your competitive spirit to the forefront, my dear Archers, as people born under the Mutable Fire sign of Sagittarius (24 Nov-23 Dec) are sometimes called. What better aphrodisiac than a friendly game? Just make sure things don't get out of hand -- keep love in the horizon.

Imhotep counsels restrain in the sphere of love. The stars are trying to tell you it is time to clean up your act in the love department -- no excuses. Even if it seems tough at the moment, the powers that be are trying to whip you into shape for your own benefit.

It is time to step away from a romantic situation that isn't panning out, even if they are in the nascent stages. You've been around long enough to spot that warning signs early on, so get out while you can.

Group efforts get you where you need to go a lot quicker than than solo runs. Find some like-minded indivduals to join you in your current endeavours.

That guy who said "less is more" sure wasn't on your wave-length. If one is fun, goes your theory, why not two? Why not a few? You're such a rebel -- always trumping up the status quo. Have your fun.

Look out next week for Imhotep's reading of Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces

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