Russell Grant's Daily Horoscopes for Monday 15 July 2013

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Russell Grant's Daily Horoscopes for Monday 15 July 2013

Russell Grant's stars, Cancer

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CANCER 22 June – 23 July
Resist the urge to bury your head in the sand. You need to deal with a family problem now, while you still have options. Delaying this difficult decision will incur considerable expense and frustration. You might have to take some time off work to help a relative keep an important appointment. Be firm about choosing your personal life over your professional obligations. Sometimes there is simply no contest. The sooner your boss learns this, the better your relationship will be.

LEO 24 July – 23 August
This isn't a good time to sign a contract or enter into a formal agreement. The powers that be will try to get you to accept terms that work against your long-term interests. By refusing to accept these shabby conditions, you will earn their respect. Turn a deaf ear to a pushy colleague who just wants you to seal this deal as quickly as possible. They won't have to live with the consequences. You may have a brief bout of inner doubt, but don't let it stop you doing what you believe is best.

VIRGO 24 August – 23 September
You're not feeling very secure right now. It feels like a romantic relationship has reached its breaking point. You'll have to make up or break up. Decide whether you want to re-enact this same drama in the future. It may be better to cut your losses and move on. If you're in a serious relationship, you might need to take some time away from your other half. Getting a change of scenery will put your problems in perspective. You're a lot more self-sufficient than you realise.

LIBRA 24 September – 23 October
It will be difficult to get the recognition you deserve. Too often, rivals come in to steal your thunder, knowing you will be too polite to protest. Take this opportunity to put up a fight. Seizing the spotlight will be as simple as making a flirtatious remark to an authority figure. You hate resorting to such underhanded tactics, but all is fair in love and war and this situation definitely feels like war. Your reputation is at stake. Defend it.

SCORPIO 24 October – 22 November
You long to get away from the madding crowd, but may not be able to. You need to confront an authority figure who is abusing their power. Nobody else is courageous enough to do so. An unreliable colleague could dump some of their work on your plate. Instead of picking up the ball, let it lie there. It may be the only way to illustrate what a liability this fellow worker is. You can't continue to do the work of two people.

SAGITTARIUS 23 November – 21 December
You don't agree with popular opinion, which makes you feel like you're on the outside looking in. To some degree, this is true. Instead of insisting on everyone following you, embrace the status quo. This may feel hypocritical, but you can't fight every battle. Besides, money is tight right now. By proving you are a team player, you will pave the way for some lucrative professional opportunities. Finding a creative outlet outside of work can relieve your frustration.

CAPRICORN 22 December – 20 January
The opportunities you need to get ahead may not be available. Don't panic. If you keep your nose to the grindstone, something will appear. Just focus on doing the best job you can while expanding your current skill set. Learning a software programme or foreign language could open doors for you. Alternatively, you might want to take a managerial course. Don't let an erratic relative deter you from following your professional dreams. They'll do anything to throw you off the path.

AQUARIUS 21 January – 19 February
Although you long to explore greener pastures, that just isn't possible right now. You've got a great deal of responsibilities to fulfil before going off on an adventure. For one thing, your colleagues are counting on you to complete some important work. For another, you've got bills to pay and calls to answer. Once you complete all these chores, you'll be able to take a break without letting anyone else down. Try not to beat yourself up for falling behind. It happens to everyone.

PISCES 20 February – 20 March
Getting your needs met may be difficult. The people around you are completely self-absorbed. Expecting them to help you is unrealistic. Given the situation, it is better to satisfy yourself. Treat yourself to a shopping spree. Go for a gourmet meal. Get a massage. Do whatever it takes to feel pampered, precious and prized. A forbidding friend may chastise you for being extravagant. Secretly, they are just jealous you are taking charge of your own fate. Be proud of your refusal to fall victim to self-pity.

ARIES 21 March – 20 April
It's sometimes difficult to see eye to eye with someone close. Each of you has very different needs. Instead of trying to force your agenda down their throat, make a strategic retreat. Emotions are running high and you won't make any progress trying to score points off each other. Refrain from discussing this problem with your family. It needs to be settled between the two of you. Whatever happens, don't lose your temper in public, or you'll have to do serious damage control.

TAURUS 21 April – 21 May
You may not be feeling so well. This will affect your productivity. It may be better to take some time off. A little rest and relaxation will restore your inner equilibrium. You might want to bow out of a big party. The last thing you need is late night carousing. Beware of exaggerating your experience to a respected executive. If you're out of your depth, admit it. This expert will offer to show you the ropes. You'll never find a better teacher.

GEMINI 22 May – 21 June
Try not to foster a co-dependent relationship. Whether you're dealing with a youngster or a partner is immaterial. The important thing is to give each other a healthy amount of space. A youngster needs to make their own mistakes. Running in to rescue them at the eleventh hour will deprive them of a critical lesson. Similarly, a loved one who can sometimes be oversensitive has to find a way to cope with disappointment. You might not always be around to soften the blow.

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