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Closer Horoscopes: Your weekly stars with Yasmin Boland

What do the stars have in store for you this week? Let Closer’s Yasmin Boland unveil your horoscope

If you thought your horoscope could only tell you about your personality - or who you ought to date - you were wrong.

Because your zodiac can also tell you a lot of other interesting little titbits as well.

Think your favourite sex position, ideal alcoholic beverage, and dream engagement ring, for starters!

Your star sign can also help you to plan for the week ahead - if you know how to read it, that is.

Thank goodness, then, for Closer astrologer Yasmin Boland, who has examined the stars of the zodiac to bring you your VERY detailed weekly horoscope.

Click below to find out what’s in store for you this week…

If it's your birthday

Your birthday chart suggests that this is the year for you to learn the importance of good communication, both in your personal life and when talking about money and business in your professional life. Be assertive without being aggressive. Also, at work, you have a chance to expand and shine. Just don't allow work to take over your life!

ARIES

A conversation or idea you have could turn things around for you at work. On a bigger scale, it could even turn your career trajectory around (in a good way) and bring a financial bonus as well. The way to tap into this possibility is to stay mentally open and flexible when it comes to your professional life. Talking things through (again) is key. You are becoming more and more powerful work-wise. If you're looking for work, a previous opportunity could reappear. There will be another New Moon very soon – click here to download your free New Moon Wishing Guide.

TAURUS

The more you communicate, the better this week. Talk to anyone and everyone. Chit chat with strangers and see what you learn. Be in touch with old friends. Talk to the people who annoy you and the people who please you. Communicating could lead to you working out how to make a particular dream come true. Think of it like workshopping your goals. Financially, Mercury could bring great news for you, as you renegotiate a financial agreement or rethink a joint financial venture. There will be another New Moon very soon – click here.

GEMINI

Expect positive developments in a matter related to home or work. If your love life has been rather arduous, there could be an improvement or at least kinder and sweeter feelings between you and yours, and that has to be a step in the right direction. Ditto if you and a business partner have been out of sorts. You can start to talk things out. Relationships which have been confusing you lately should start to make more sense as Mercury ends his retrograde. There will be another New Moon very soon – click here.

CANCER

TOne of the best things you can do for yourself right this minute is to take time to think about your daily life. Are you working too hard? How is that impacting the rest of your life, your relationships, your stress levels? If you know something has to change, then this first week of the year is the ideal time to do it, as Mercury changes directions in your Daily Life Zone. Write up some non-negotiable self-care practises to put in place for 2017. There will be another New Moon very soon – click here.

LEO

There is a situation or relationship in your life which need to be detoxified. Somehow there is a mess which needs clearing up. Perhaps there has been negative feeling or a bad attitude affecting you. Sort it out. You know what is right – do the right thing while the skies support you. There is a lot of chance for change now and if you clear this up, there could be improvements related to love, money, creativity and/or something to do with a child. There will be another New Moon very soon – click here.

VIRGO

Life at home and/or with your partner can start to get better now as chatty Mercury in your Home Zone links to loving Venus in your Relationships Zone. Talking things through could sort out a family-related issue and/or help you and your lover or ex get on better. It's all about keeping the lines of communication open, whether you're talking in person or via text or messenger or anything else. If family life has been confusing, this should start to ease up now. There will be another New Moon very soon – click here.

LIBRA

Right now (and for the foreseeable future), your home life and family loom really large in your life. You're being influenced so strongly by home and family. Your domestic life is probably explosive at times. However if you try hard enough, the issues which come up now can be used to actually transform your personal life. If there is a bully at home, maybe your life lesson is to learn to stand up to them. Now that would be transformative! Say what you think. There will be another New Moon very soon – click here.

SCORPIO

TOn the one hand, this could be an amazing week. Combustible Pluto in your Mind Zone is being triggered. The ideas and conversations you have this week could lead to profound change. You could change the way you think and thus transform your life. True! That's the upside. The downside is that alternatively, you could find yourself in a manipulative situation, or you could be the one who is being manipulative. Remember, your words and thoughts are like a magic wand. They create. There will be another New Moon very soon – click here.

SAGITTARIUS

The mayhem of the past few weeks should start to settle down. You have had some second chances – have you taken them? Have you decided what you want for yourself? You have some intense astrology right now. You can lay down the foundations for the life that you want. You just have to be prepared to do the hard work. Don't be afraid to alter your course, if your ideas about your best way forwards are changing. It's ok to change your mind. There will be another New Moon very soon – click here.

CAPRICORN

You are one of the most powerful signs right now because you have the most powerful planet Pluto in your sign. What you do with this power is up to you. You can allow Pluto to consume you with negative feelings, rages, paranoia, jealousy and other emotions. Or you can allow Pluto to help you to 'rebirth' yourself, over and again as you get rid of the dead wood from your life, shed your past and move towards a future you actually want. There will be another New Moon very soon – click here.

AQUARIUS

If you can blast through a fear this week, you will have spent it well and used the current celestial set-up to your advantage. What do you fear and where does that fear come from? If you can face it head on, you can see it off. The more you get rid of your fears, the better life will be, obviously. This is a great week to ask yourself that classic self-help question "What would I do if I knew I couldn't fail?" There will be another New Moon very soon – click here.

PISCES

If there is one thing you need right now, it's good friends. So this week, as your Friends Zone is highlighted by the Sun and Pluto, have a think about how well you are treating them. Are you bossing them around a bit too much or being possessive or generally hard to get along with? If you treat your friends well during your current cycle, they will help you create a more magical life. But you have be kind with them, not controlling. There will be another New Moon very soon – click here.

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