You may be another year older but you are also another year wiser, and if you put what you have learned over the past 12 months to good use you will find ways to turn your age into an advantage. You’re only as old, or as young, as you feel.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

If a colleague lets you down by dropping out of a joint project you won’t be happy about it. But don’t let it bother you too much because you can quite easily finish it on your own – and you won’t have to share the applause!

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

Push personal worries to the back of your mind and resolve to have fun. The sun in Cancer at this time of year brings all sorts of social and travel opportunities, so why dwell on negative thoughts and feelings when you could be having a good time?

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

Try not to be too hard on yourself if you have not yet accomplished what you set out to do. There is no set date by when you have to be rich, famous or whatever else it is you think you should be. Keep at it.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

Forget about what might have been and focus on what is going to be. Take today, and every day, as it comes and don’t bother looking too far ahead. There is already a plan guiding your life – all you have to do is follow it.

LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23):

You have to tell loved ones what they need to hear as opposed to what they want to hear. Only a large dose of reality will bring their minds and egos back to Earth – and only you are strong enough to tell it like it is.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23):

You need to get over the idea that you have to win at everything. Today and over the weekend you would do well to remind yourself what it means to enjoy the simple things in life, none of which require you to be top dog.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

Try something you have never done before, even if it is risky or outrageous. Others may not approve but that will make you even more determined to go through with it. You have never been the kind of person who cares what the neighbours think.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):

You have a lot of people depending on you at the moment and that means you must stay calm and stay focused on what is important. The good news is you won’t have to do it alone: someone will offer to help you today and you must accept.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):

It may seem as if others are trying to make life difficult for you but, in reality, you can only make life difficult for yourself. What happens in the world outside your head is largely a result of what goes on inside your head, so be positive.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20):

Each time you think you have got life worked out something happens to bring back your doubts. Yes, of course, it’s frustrating but it happens for a reason. Never allow yourself to believe that you have found the ultimate answer – it’s not possible.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19):

It may annoy you that a colleague is making life tough for you but there is not a lot you can do about it. Go along with their way of doing things, at least for the moment. At least you won’t get the blame when things go wrong.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20):

Are you any closer to reaching the targets you set yourself around this time last year? If the answer is Yes, carry on. If the answer is No then you will need to lower your sights. Goals are not set in stone – you can change them as you go along.