Friday, 21 July 2017

Home and family are where you're supposed to retreat when you want peace and quiet. Today all your routines turn upside down, and you don't know if you're coming or going. If it carries on for long, you're definitely going - somewhere you can catch your breath and figure out what's happening. Find astrologer Yasmin Boland on Facebook here.

Week beginning Monday, 17 July 2017

Watch out this week! Your planet Mars is clashing quite severely with the planet of mayhem, Uranus. This doesn't happen every week and suggests you could be feeling rather out of control. Your famous temper could easily come to the fore now. And let's face it, you really don't need me to tell you that this can cause you issues. It really is a week to work on yourself, especially at home. Otherwise you could lose more friends than you make! For more info about your week, call our Angel Card line: 1900 999 888

Month of July

Although you might feel under pressure at the start of July, you're more than capable of dealing with demands placed on you. It can be frustrating when family members see the world in a different way to you, but you can't change what they say, only how you react to it. Being confrontational and refusing to give way on anything will lead to more arguments. A bit of compromise can go a very long way. And however tempting, try to avoid bringing up past arguments that have nothing to do with the issue at hand.

If you can hold off for a few days, you'll be able to take advantage of your increased diplomacy skills and smooth over differences by saying the right thing at the right time. After the first week of July is over, you'll feel much more sociable and play will be higher on your list of priorities than work.

There's nothing wrong with having a good time, but don't be too thoughtless and impatient with those around you in late July. Maybe you have to cancel an activity because of obligations at home, but you could probably do with the rest anyway. It's true you're fizzing with energy, but you might be tempted to burn the candle at both ends, and even carry on when the candle is completely burnt out. Enjoy yourself, but try to exercise a little restraint. There's no risk of people ignoring you, so you really don't have to try quite so hard to make sure you're always in the limelight.

Ruled by the red planet of action, Mars, you are usually brimming over with life and vitality. But it's that very spark inside you that means it's so easy it is for you to be taken the wrong way. Sometimes you run towards people, when they're only ready to deal with your walking their way! Aries is, of course, the first sign of the zodiac. If you were born under this sign, there is at least a part of you which is headstrong - a warrior, a child, spontaneous at best and rash at worst. As the baby of the zodiac-the first sign-you can have an almost childlike impetuousness. You won't let others stand in your way and while you're not exactly stubborn, you're not keen to let other people get around you too easily either-well, not if you don't want them to.

You're a Cardinal sign, which means you're a leader, as well as a Fire sign, which means you either have boiling blood or you often come up against people whose blood you make boil. Why is it that people don't understand that you just want to get things done?

If there is something that you want, you know how to go out and get it. People are drawn to you because of your fire-like flame. You're not afraid to struggle or even attack if there's something that you want. If you have a goal in mind, you keep your eyes on it, which is one of your best assets-a single-minded determination to succeed. 'How to be assertive' courses are not run for Aries people. You might know that deep down you're as soft a touch as the next person, but you have an ability to assert your will from birth and you don't need anyone to show you the 'hows' and 'whys'.

Another of your amazing strengths is your innate ability to recover from your problems. What you lack in self-control, you make up for in resilience. You don't seem to have as many problems as most people. While some signs nurse tender bruises for years, hold grudges or fret about 'what might be', you have the ability to just breeze right through dramas and out the other side.

You're enthusiastic and, let's be honest, quick-tempered if you're caught on a bad day. You have a 'never say die' attitude, which will get you far. In a world of navel gazers and clock-watchers, you're also uncomplicated and direct.

Aries has a delightful innocence too, but do be careful that in your 'you'll be OK' manner, you remember that not everyone is on exactly the same wavelength as you. Some people need a lot more molly coddling than you do, so as you make your way like a firebrand through 2006, look around you. If you see pain in someone's eyes, remember that they might need a softer, more soothing approach to be reassured that everything is going to be OK. You know that everything will be fine eventually, but not everyone has your optimism. But without people like you, the world simply wouldn't turn.