If friends or team mates feel as if they`re pushing you around, don`t let them. But don`t get pulled into their tactics either. Responding in like manner is only likely to prolong a sticky situation. Use a little subtle ingenuity to find a third way, and then you will be able to smile triumphantly. You do want to be part of the crowd both at work and in your leisure activities, but there are limits to what you can in all honesty agree to.
Whatever has become confused or delayed around you needs a sensible strategy to get it rolling again. You may feel puzzled initially about how best to tackle it all but keep persevering and the answers will come. This could even be a good time for having a grand clear out. A happy home life and contented intimate surroundings are more important to you at the moment than usual. Keep prompting yourself to step back from your recent busy schedule to take stock.
Try to let go of old patterns of behaviour that have been holding you back, especially where money is concerned. Change is never simple, especially at a psychological level, but you will benefit greatly from abandoning what is not in your best interests. Then you can redouble your efforts to get the budget into ship shape order. You are determined to earn more now and give yourself a more secure financial base.
Try to wind down rather than get too uptight for a few days. It may take an effort, but staying cheerful in spite of the circumstances around you may just be the easiest way to sail through in good form. Stay calm and serene, and just smile gently if close companions get sulky or too tricky. Luckily your birthday sign will bounce you into higher gear when obstacles come in your path. You have no intention of being held back. Where there`s a will there`s a way.
Don`t lose your sense of humour. Sometimes a joke can break tension or lift everyone`s spirits when they have become obsessed about tricky situations to which there is no obvious answer. If everyone insists on standing firm, then it could end up in a stalemate. No one will be willing to give way. You are more ambitious, keen to aim for a more prominent position, but you will have to watch that you don`t overplay your hand or push a step too far too fast.
You will be quite sharp about detail today. Where you have specialised or really significant tasks to do, you will find you crack along. Though you won`t necessarily find it very easy to communicate with other people. Saturn around can sometimes creates barriers or maybe you`re just putting yourself across too cautiously. You will be seeing the flaws and inadequacies in work situations. You loathe muddle or sloppiness and will not be backwards about saying so.
If you are holding back from a serious discussion with workmates or close companions then maybe you need to think of some way of breaking the ice. There may have been more criticism around than usual recently but you could also be misconstruing something you have only half heard. Check it out before jumping to conclusions. Keep your mind pitched at a higher level and refuse to be drawn into trivia or gossip.
If there are delays around at work, don`t get discouraged. Just sound bright, breezy and bouncy, leave it for three or four days and hey presto it will all work itself out. Attitude of mind may be more important than anything else. Think positively and it will work. Though do think out carefully what you want to say in advance of major discussions. With Mercury tucked out of sight in one of your emotional houses, you may find your feelings cloud your judgement.
Don`t run yourself or your talents down but try to be fair minded both about your own achievements and those of other people. Remember that you`ve got a sense of humour as well as a sense of what`s wrong with life. It will be important to break through one communication barrier now but that requires you get companions to listen respectfully to what you have to say. Prepare the ground in advance by softening them up. Don`t get too nit picky. Just keep putting them straight.
Your self-esteem is maybe not that great at the moment. Don`t judge yourself by other people`s standards. Just because not everyone fits in with your point of views, doesn`t mean you are necessarily wrong. Give yourself a pat on the back for what you have accomplished recently. Try to keep on the move, visiting as many encouraging friends as possible. At work, your sharp eye and ability to put ideas across clearly will bring you the respect of those in the right places.