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    Mercury forges a link with sweet Venus and is at its slowest before it turns direct tomorrow. As a result, memories of an encounter can linger and encourage you to want to know more. Whether a budding friendship or romance, the desire to see them again could be on your mind. You may sense there are certain issues that can bring you together on a deeper level, which may prove so.

    The coming days can see you keen to make some lifestyle choices that may reflect a growing desire for improved vitality. The key to making headway may be to pinpoint those habits that might not contribute much to your wellbeing, and to decide to gently let them go. The Quarter Moon suggests that getting a partner or friend on board too could be positively helpful.

    If you are hesitant, you could miss out on a chance to forge a delightful connection or grasp a lively opportunity. This can be down to Mercury your ruler, being almost at a standstill as it prepares to push ahead from tomorrow. Your thinking may seem to go back and forward between various options, whereas if you take a leap of faith, then fruitful progress can be achieved.

    Today's Quarter Moon in Scorpio can be a chance to express talents that may have been underused, and that could bring extra income your way if channeled into the right activities. If there have been delays with cash flow, then selling art or craft items or anything else you no longer need, could be another way to gain access to money that can pay the bills or buy a treat.
  • LEO

    If you over think something it may never get done, which is why it might help to take the first step and see how it goes. An upbeat tie between talkative Mercury in your sign and convivial Venus, suggests that sharing your ideas with others could also be helpful for getting things moving in the right direction. Even unexpected changes can be part of the creative process.

    With the Sun in the last few degrees of its most secluded transit, the coming days can be a chance to tie up any loose ends regarding situations that may no longer serve you. This doesn't need to be anything major, but can instead be something relatively small. No matter, they can still be a drain and taking care of this now can ensure that you feel much more at ease with life.

    A friend can seem to be dwelling on something for far longer than may be healthy, and if so, then pointing this out to them could be a very positive move. Perhaps offering to take them out somewhere or encouraging them to engage in new activities might help them to let go of this matter. This phase likely won't last, but it might require you to jog them out of it Libra.

    With a Quarter Moon in your sign, you may be in two minds whether to proceed with a goal if it requires you to put in great effort for any length of time. If you really can't decide, then there is no harm in waiting a while, as even doing nothing can be a positive choice. And it may be that conditions over coming weeks will be better and more productive than they are now.

    The continued focus on your sector far horizons brings opportunities to explore new interests. Nevertheless, it may be a good friend who spurs you on to try something new, especially if you are swinging between going ahead or not. Someone who knows you might be very persuasive, encouraging you to have a go, and actually their enthusiasm could prove key.

    You could feel some resistance to getting involved with an authority figure or someone who commands a great deal of respect in the circles you move in. Why is this? Might it be that you're anxious about them getting to know you better and what this might mean? Cosmic forces suggest not dwelling on this too much, as it is likely you will get on rather well.

    You may need to exercise a little patience with someone if they seem to be taking a fixed position. A brilliant suggestion of yours, such as an opportunity to spend time together or to explore a new interest, could be turned down. You may have to work at this, and if you can gently persuade them that this idea is for their benefit as well, you may well be halfway there.

    Today's Quarter Moon in your exploration zone, can be a call to see the bigger picture where work or a key goal is involved. You may be busy with the details, but stepping back can allow you to see things in perspective. This may be pertinent regarding an idea that is still in the planning stage, as you could need to periodically address wider issues if you are to succeed with this.

"Gulf Daily News Astrologer, Patrick Arundell, writes for 200 newspapers, websites and magazines, worldwide. Patrick believes his columns enable people to enjoy a reflective pit-stop in an otherwise busy day, week or month. His sincere and caring approach strives to unlock the ancient mystery of astrology but in a modern context..." If you wish to contact Patrick, please email him at