Russell Grant's Horoscopes 25th - 31st JanuaryBy Russell Grant
January 25, 2010
Aries (Mar21/Apr20) Your willingness to help others helps you form strong relationships with quality people. An older friend is especially helpful to you, particularly in matters of business. Listen carefully to their advice when it comes to networking. It may seem a little naïve to your modern sensibilities, but try putting their tips into practice, anyway. You may be astonished what remarkable results a simple handwritten thank you note can bring. A child or lover may resent all the time you spend with friends, but you need their company.
Taurus (Apr21/May21) You could be handed some serious work responsibilities this week. Although these tasks fall outside of your normal job description, give them a whirl anyway. Your boss will be impressed by your versatility. If you are unemployed, apply for jobs in an entirely new industry. Transferring skills across fields isn’t as difficult as you think. It’s all a matter of how you present yourself to a would be employer. Stay positive, and don’t listen to anybody’s gloomy predictions about the job market.
Gemini (May22/Jun21) An ability to put your creative talent to practical use helps you to travel or study for very little money. Teaching abroad, giving art instruction or selling your handiwork in exchange for accommodations or tuition may be the way to go. Refrain from telling an authority figure what you really think of their methods. Yes, this woman is really full of herself, but she does have the power to hire or fire you. This is one of those cases when it’s better to be diplomatic than truthful.
Cancer (Jun22/Jul23) Providing stability for your loved ones is a noble endeavour. As a child, you may have been subject to an adult’s wayward ways. Not knowing what was going to happen caused you a great deal of anxiety. Now you have an opportunity to create a stable, nurturing environment for your family. This doesn’t necessarily mean taking a job you despise as a way to earn a reasonable living. It does mean you need to keep the lines of communication open at all times.
Leo (Jul24/Aug23) A fact finding mission helps a good friend with their work. If you see someone struggling, offer to do some research on their behalf. It gives you so much satisfaction to offer practical assistance. It may be hard to control your temper with the person you are helping. It’s possible your friend will be so wrapped up in their own problems that they fail to express their appreciation. There’s no harm in making a few pointed hints when you feel like you’re being taken for granted.
Virgo (Aug24/Sep23) This is a good time to make a large scale purchase of some kind. Your first priority should be finding products that are known to be durable. A flashy status symbol may be a big boost to your ego, but it will also put a dent in your budget. On the other hand, shoddy merchandise will break easily and have to be replaced. Do a little research into which manufacturers are best. If you don’t have good bargaining skills, take a persistent friend along to negotiate a better price.
Libra (Sep24/Oct23) All of your hard work is starting to pay off. Although you may not have followed the most secure route to success, you didn’t let that stop you from pursuing your dream. Many times, you did without perks and luxuries for the sake of developing your craft. Now that you’ve achieved some success, a one time friend has become jealous. He’s upset because he sold out. Try not to take his sarcastic sneers to heart. It may be time to call it a day with this guy and move on to pastures new.
Scorpio (Oct24/Nov22) A government agency, educational institution or hospital can give you the services you need. It’s all a matter of filling out the paperwork properly. If you feel as if you’re out of your depth, ask an experienced friend for help. Their advice will be invaluable. Your boss may be putting undue pressure on you to meet a deadline. Instead of suppressing your anger, explain why you need extra time to perform your tasks. Communication is essential when tension sets in.
Sagittarius (Nov23/Dec21) Taking a class will put you in contact with influential people. If you long to take up a hobby or switch industries, you need to surround yourself with those who can further your interests. An egotistical teacher could rub you the wrong way. Fortunately, you don’t have to study with this blowhard if you don’t want to. Find another instructor whose easy going ways are more to your liking. After all, you’re paying for the privilege of studying; you should get your money’s worth!
Capricorn (Dec22/Jan20) Moral integrity is the cornerstone to your success. While your competitors may cut corners or make false claims to attract business, you refuse to stoop that low. Granted, it may take longer for you to attract business, since customers will initially go for the lower price tags and inflated promises. Eventually the public will recognise that you’re the best at what you do. What’s more, you’re reliable and efficient. Stick to your guns and keep offering superior craftsmanship and services.
Aquarius (Jan21/Feb19) You’ll get a divine opportunity to put your expertise to work this week. Teaching a class, managing an important project or organising a fundraiser will be time consuming, but its rewards will far outweigh the aggravations. If you play your cards right, you could become a renowned expert in your field. You have to admit that it will be lovely having your pick of job offers! A best friend, fellow worker or romantic partner may be jealous of your success.
Pisces (Feb20/Mar20) Paying off a debt gives you a feeling of pride. It also helps you to spend more time on the activities you love. In the past, you may have had to work a couple of jobs to make ends meet. Now that your financial obligations have been fulfilled, you can go back to dancing, painting, reading and writing. Take care that a loved one doesn’t feel alienated by your solitary activities. Explain how your need for privacy isn’t a desire to avoid him or her.