ARIES: (March 21 to April 20)

Your eloquence turns opinions into poetic words. Mercury in the creative domain makes it easier to express your visionary ideas and also beguile people in social situations. Your intuition also helps build trusting relationships.

TAURUS: (April 21 to May 21)

The survival instinct is strong. Robust Mars in your sign teaches new tricks to those Taureans backed into a corner or out of their depth. You invent clever ways to convince others of your ability.

GEMINI: (May 22 to June 21)

Compromise becomes you. Sun in the self-possessed sector highlights a need to settle differences without waging war or putting people offside. Your demeanour is perfect for negotiating deals and selling solutions to others.

CANCER: (June 22 to July 23)

A reluctance to engage with certain people is reasonable but limits your opportunities. Leave the door open for future discussions and in the meantime practice turning a blind eye to the shortcomings of others.

LEO: (July 24 to August 23)

You play to your strengths. Luminous energy in the extroverted zone helps you create a good first impression by flaunting your talents. The chances of offending others are slim at best this week.

VIRGO: (August 24 to September 23)

Despite opposition you stick rigidly to an agenda. Even in the face of monetary or emotional enticement, nothing convinces you to compromise on plans and principles. Expect your actions to frustrate people.

LIBRA: (September 24 to October 23)

An added sweetener seals the deal for you. It's time to capitalise on your uniqueness by driving a hard bargain before signing on the dotted line. Moves made now reverberate for much of the year.

SCORPIO: (October 24 to November 22)

Carefully planned campaigns help you reach the finishing line sooner. A faster pace of energy and reduced risk of mistakes put you in the box seat to win the main prize. Seize the initiative now.

SAGITTARIUS: (November 23 to December 22)

Your malaise or melancholy can be blamed on Moon in your sign. There are changes on the emotional landscape and you are likely to take criticism to heart or yearn for what might have been.

CAPRICORN: (December 23 to January 20)

A respectful attitude wins affection from others. Capricorns often display wisdom beyond their years and current energies reinforce this innate characteristic. Use your time judiciously as a counsellor or decision-maker.

AQUARIUS: (January 21 to February 19)

Your ingenuity impresses people and helps rescue you from awkward situations. There is a domino effect at work and on-the-spot decisions benefit everyone around you. You must keep the momentum going as long as possible.

PISCES: (February 20 to March 20)

Self-promotion is one of your strong points. Dynamic planets stifle fear and shyness, making it easier to blow your own trumpet in order to grab attention. You have valuable messages or merchandise to sell.

YOUR DAY

Trivia is overlooked as big-picture issues come into focus. The fiery Moon makes it possible to visualise what you want and sell far-sighted ideas to others. Put all your cards on the table.

YOUR BIRTHDAY

You may travel for business or pleasure. Sharing your experiences with a partner is preferable but you hold no fears about confronting new situations alone. Co-operation is your key word this year.