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Calm, orderly, structured thinking is key this week, as Mercury moves into Taurus. This practical and methodical energy helps us to avoid taking on more than we can handle – although the temptation to do so will be strong when laid back Venus opposes optimistic Jupiter.
Getting your finances in order is a top priority this week, and Mercury will help you with this. Avoid spending on lavish gifts for a lover – you don’t need to buy love. Show your affection with your words and your touch instead.
Try not to get bogged down in second guessing yourself. With Mercury now in your own sign, you may be over-thinking simple situations. Dreams and strange coincidences may bring you insight which will help.
Creatively, you’re on fire now, and brilliant ideas are coming thick and fast. You may want to keep these ideas a secret, but realistically your best option is to share your vision – to bring it to reality, you will need help from others.
Look at expanding your tech skills this week. Learning new techniques or mastering new equipment will help you to adjust your work-life balance. Anything which saves you time or effort should be embraced, even if it takes time to learn!
Long term planning is very useful this week, and you can use Mercury’s energies to game plan for the coming year and beyond. If you need a new qualification, consider going back to school – you can do this! Stop doubting yourself!
Your power this week lies with your ability to tell stories that other people want to hear. From bedtime stories for your kids to engaging stories for your business market, people are listening. Make sure you have something worthwhile to say.
Boost your love life this week by paying attention to your sweetheart’s mind – it’s intellectual rapport which will bring you closer, rather than physicality. Share your dreams, your histories, your visions and your plans.
Put your charm to good use this week by negotiating, whether that’s in your personal life or in business. You can create win-win situations from nothing now, so keep talking until you find a solution which works for everyone. It’s quite a talent.
It’s a very hectic week at work, but this doesn’t bother you – you have a plan! Excellent time management helps you to get more done in less time. Under pressure, you’re showing what you’re made of, and making a great impression.
If you’re single, your quirky sense of humor may attract a new date this week. In an established relationship, make an effort to be spontaneous and fun. There’s no need to get stuck in a rut; find creative and magical ways to renew the spark.
You’re most comfortable this week where you feel safest, which is probably at home. Work from home if you can, or at least leave early when possible. Family relationships are warm and fuzzy, thanks to Mercury’s benign influence.
Fast thinking means you’re finding new opportunities at work, but sometimes this week you’ll move so quickly that you’ll miss vital details. Try to find a balance between enthusiasm and caution. Not easy, but prioritizing will help.