Al-Ahram Weekly Online   30 March - 5 April 2006
Issue No. 788
Living
 
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Horoscopes:

Positive prospects

By Imhotep

If anyone can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, it is you my dear Crabs, as people born under the Cardinal Water sign of Cancer (22 Jun-22 Jul) are sometimes called. And, right now the Stars are sending transformative energy your way. The Cosmos just switched on your personal "applause" sign -- and it is staying illuminated now.

Indeed with all that sunshine in your life you must be congratulated. You deserve, after all, a standing ovation or two -- as well as some one-on-one appreciation that is also coming your way.

Fashion something new out of unexpected material in the realm of work. Things in the realm of romance, however, may not be especially clear at the moment. But, the haze is a very pretty one.

Luckily, you are terrific at feeling a situation out nice and slowly, and enjoying yourself while you do. A recent rise in your confidence levels ensures that your social calendar is red hot. It is a great time to make sure your dancing shoes are polished. Go on, dance the night away. The Heavens wish you happiness.

Indeed, all sorts of emotions are welling up inside you and you are not even sure where they are coming from. Find a friend to download to, and do what it takes to clear the head -- run, scream or better still dance.

Ignoring a financial problem, dear Lions, as people born under the Fixed Fire sign of Leo (23 Jul-22 Aug) are sometimes called, will not make it go away. Give yourself an incentive to get your budget in order by drawing up a list of monetary goals. Don't be afraid to start small. You've got to start somewhere.

The road of life may get bumpy occasionally, but that's exactly what makes the journey interesting. Make sure your lines of communication are clear, and you'll find this rough patch smoothes out before long.

It is all about networking now, whether you're hooking people up or getting the hook-up yourself -- or both. Expand your online horizons with a few friendly e-mails, and be as outgoing as possible in person.

Prospects look good for fresh starts in all kinds of areas, so take advantage of these celestial energies. While you may be gun-shy from some recent events, force yourself to learn from the past and move forward into the future.

A close collaboration is on the verge of yielding some tremendous results. Even if things aren't going as originally envisioned. Matters will soon smooth out. The outcome will be everything you'd hoped for.

Vague conjectures, my dear Virgoans, as people born under the Mutable Earth sign of Virgo (23 Aug-22 Sep) are sometimes called, lead nowhere. Virgoans know that more than people born under less shrewd zodiac signs. They like to deal with certainties.

Your intuition knows something now that your mind is refusing to recognise. And, being a Virgoan, you crave the logical and reasonable. Your instincts are generous, but you really shouldn't assume responsibilities for someone else's mistakes. You really don't need to double your workload, and they need to learn how to fend for themselves at some point.

Indeed, you know all too well that fulfilled wishes come with a whole new set of problems that need solving. Keep that in mind before you start complaining about what it is that you don't have. Stay in the now, for the time being. And, try to appreciate what is in front of you.

A few words go a long way now, so choose them carefully when it comes to matters of the heart. In fact, one way to attract good fortune is to be quiet and watch your money grow. There is a good chance you will make lots of money in the weeks ahead.

Have you, my dear Virgoans, been fantasising about how your life would be if only a certain obstacle would disappear? Be careful what you wish for -- getting it could just mean a whole new set of complications.

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