HOROSCOPE TODAY, THURSDAY JULY 1
March 21 to April 20
Mars merges with Venus in the love department of your chart and speeds up the pace of a relationship.
You are ready to lead in decision-making but do not confuse being bold with being reckless.
At home, a family photograph that makes everyone smile has commercial potential, perhaps in an advert.
April 21 to May 21
The sun shines on your values chart and working with people who appreciate your abilities means a lot.
You are shrewd about finance and see the difference between generosity and being a soft touch.
Venus is in your property chart and although it is good to show you can stick to a budget, share your emotions.
May 22 to June 21
Trust and friendship are key factors in the decisions you make and a relationship that has been tested can get back to its best if you talk about your true feelings.
Mars in your communication chart toughens your words but you are open-minded and ready to hear others out.
Your love style is chatty and charming.
June 22 to July 22
Mind-sharpening Mercury goes undercover and makes you the zodiac’s most intuitive sign.
You know what people are thinking even if it doesn’t match what they say.
This gives you a powerful advantage where deals are to be done and your intriguing, sparky ideas can be cash generators too.
July 23 to August 23
Venus contacts Mars in your personal sign, making you tender, passionate and playful.
The downside is your need to be the centre of attention.
You could be flattered into the wrong arms. There are two different sides to Leo – secretly shy and openly showing off.
To find the right partner, let your smile lead.
August 24 to September 22
You are the zodiac’s most surprising lover, with passion hidden by a calm personality.
But you want your partner’s life to be perfect and this can make you come across as too controlling.
Jupiter, luckiest of the planets, is rewinding and a relationship you might have made more of could be back on offer.
September 23 to October 23
Strict Saturn, planet of business and success, lets you set your sights higher and a job you once considered too difficult is now perfect.
You have a strong vision of how you want the world to see you – and it works.
In love, you can be caring and unselfish but resist overdoing the compliments.
October 24 to November 22
There is an undercurrent of love growing stronger and if this links you with another Scorpio, it could be the start of a brilliant relationship.
With Mars and Venus in your success zone, you could meet where people celebrate a win.
Your personal planet Pluto helps you solve a family mystery that makes you richer.
November 23 to December 21
Your optimistic attitude, energy and sense of fun all shine bright.
Just when it seemed a relationship was little more than wishful thinking, you could be asked an exciting love question.
Even if you do not see yourself as the studious type, a chance to learn a special trade may be too good to miss.
December 22 to January 20
Ambitious, clever and determined, you meet someone who shares these qualities with you. Yes, you could be soulmates.
You are there to listen and advise each other and a business you run together could be starred for success.
You make a remarkable couple but do not let work take over.
January 21 to February 18
You are the zodiac’s coolest star and today’s line-up of Venus and Mars could give you unusual but brilliant ideas.
At work, people are fascinated . . . but remember, romance in the office always needs very careful handling.
You might not be money-minded but a cash offer for something you design is tempting.
February 19 to March 20
Being the most romantic sign sounds good but the more intense your feelings, the harder it is for a relationship to reach its potential.
Your talent shines through and you could handle performing in front of a panel of formidable experts.
As your confidence grows, your love moves show their real strength.