Sagittarius (Nov 23 – Dec 21)
The office Christmas party is looming and much as you like to be the life and soul, after last year’s performance you would be wise to rein yourself in. So insulting your colleagues, carrying out a Bridget Jones-style karaoke rendition before flirting outrageously with your boss might not be so wise this time. You need to finish that substance misuse report you’re working on too.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 20)
The time has come to lose the black cloud that has been following you around the last few days. The question is, how to dispose of it effectively? Ideally, you’d like it to burst right over your manager’s head, metaphorically soaking him to the skin to wash away his smug smile and reveal him for the drip he really is. Sadly, this is a tough one to pull off. But I guarantee that even thinking of it will lift your mood a little.
Aquarius (Jan 21 – Feb 19)
This time of year sees the most dramatic stellar constellation appear – Orion, so it is apt that the star ratings come out. But it isn’t this that is preoccupying your mind and making you pensive, is it? No, it’s your annual financial panic. Don’t worry, in January, with Jupiter pulling across Cygnus, all will become clearer.
Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)
I ain’t getting on no Santa’s sledge, fool! And neither should you. Follow your instincts, not your heart this month. Although ’tis the season to be jolly, it’s time you stopped putting everyone else in front of you and your happiness. Sledge or no sledge. Pisces stars shine favourably on those who grab opportunities with both hands so stop yo-yoing and start doing.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)
Watch out this week for an explosion in the office. No, not a gas leak, but a colleague under stress who decides to take it out on a familiar target.
Taurus (Apr 21 – May 21)
There’s no substitute for hearing the truth, so make it your goal to use the annual appraisal to encourage people to tell you what they think… of you. This will gain you team kudos, but take a deep breath first!
Gemini (May 22 – Jun 22)
Your car has not been behaving itself of late and you are rightly becoming concerned that your extensive visit list could prove a few miles too far next week. Your instincts are sound, but you probably aren’t aware that it is because of the alignment of Saturn’s moons at this time of year that you will soon be facing a lengthy wait for the AA.
Cancer (Jun 23 – Jul 23)
The user consultation group you regularly attend has gone strangely quiet with few making positive contributions. Don’t blame yourself, the conjunction of Mercury is responsible! Your patient, listening approach will pay dividends eventually but you must stop looking at your watch every few minutes.
Leo (Jul 24 – Aug 23)
Your manager has been behaving like Steve McLaren lately. Plenty of smiles, some confident and positive sounding words. As with the ex-England manager you are worried it all means something is about to go badly wrong. But Leos often feel anxious in the run up to Christmas as Neptune rules the southern quadrant. So basically, it’s you, not him. Unless he’s a Leo too…
Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 23)
You have made grand plans for a well-earned break over Christmas. You might even be going skiing in the Alps and hoping for a romantic liaison or three. Go ahead, there’s not a cloud on your horizon, since you got your money out of Northern Rock.
Libra (Sep 24 – Oct 23)
The gathering gloom of deep winter has laid you low. You are not yourself. Like all Librans you are one for frolicking in the Spring sunshine. Heavy weather, heavy food, heavy clothes drag you down. But dig deep, assert yourself at work and home and all will be sweetness and light!
Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 22)
As a Scorpion, you would do well to recognise the winds of change blowing through the office and can turn them to your advantage. While others wind down for Christmas you must keep the sting in your tail. Watch out for the conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto on 11 December, which may well be a crucial juncture in your relationship. Don’t let the office Christmas party ruin things.