Friends and partners are about to take on new responsibilities and will be turning to you for extra help, support or even a shoulder to cry on.
Fate and Fortune keep bringing new twists and turns your way but you can expect some good luck trends in the week ahead to help overcome a major obstacle.
Children encounter stressful situations and you'll need to establish boundaries and new rules to help keep them on the right track.
New and unusual situations to cope with at work but you can offset the tension by organising pleasurable family outings and reunions.
Partners may be trying to make a break for independence and while you are keen to offer your advice do be sure to be supportive rather than critical of their efforts.
Changes are about to come your way, some of which you have hoped and planned for but others will be totally unexpected and surprising.
Home improvements demand your attention and financial investment especially as you want a home that sizzles and sparkles as well as impresses others.
Normally you exercise great care in expressing your views and needs but the planets conspire to make you talk more than usual and reveal secrets best kept private.
Normally people expect you to speak your mind regardless of how your words affect them, so how unusual that suddenly you end up being tactful after all.
Achieving you most personal ambition is now a real possibility so reach for the stars Capricorn and don't look back.
Yes sad things happen in the rich tapestry of life but you need time out to reflect how you can benefit from such experiences and learn from it.
A change of scene or fresh start with new groups and associations brings a surprising romantic encounter that sets your heart racing.
Mars has two moons and this month the Russians sent a spacecraft to probe the one called Phobos and collect soil samples to bring back to earth.
Your stars for the week 6th - 13th December 2013 - 05 December 2013
Your stars for the week 22nd - 29th November 2013 - 20 November 2013
Your stars for the week 18th - 25th October 2013 - 16 October 2013
Your stars for the week 4th - 11th October 2013 - 03 October 2013
Your stars for the week 6th - 13th September 2013 - 04 September 2013
Campaigns & Issues
Oldest old ‘not a drain on society’
ILC-UK responds to 2011 Census data on the oldest old published today
David Sinclair, Assistant Director, Policy and Communications at ILC-UK, responding to the results, said:
"This new evidence reveals that 8.8% for those aged over 85 are still caring for someone. And half of these older carers are providing support for more than 50 hours a week.
The Elders honour the memory of their Founder, Nelson Mandela
The Elders are deeply saddened by the death of their founder, Nelson Mandela. They join millions of people around the world who were inspired by his courage and touched by his compassion. All will mourn his passing.
Mandela – or Madiba as he is known in South Africa – called the Elders together in 2007, urging them to be bold, independent and to speak the truth. He told them to be a robust force for good, and to work in the interests of peace for all humanity.
Competitions & Fun
Fairytale of New York voted top Christmas driving song!
With the festive season fast approaching and Christmas songs becoming a daily feature of radio station playlists, a 1st Central Insurance survey reveals The Pogues' Fairytale of New York is the nation's favourite Christmas song to drive along to.
Whilst drivers surveyed found the radio the least distracting in-car activity compared to mobile phones, children, satellite-navigation systems and chatting to passengers; 1st Central is cautioning motorists to remain focussed whilst behind the wheel this festive season.
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Health & Wellbeing
Winterproof your skin
Radiant, glowing skin can be yours whatever the weather. We let you in on some expert secrets
The weather has a huge impact on how you look and feel and the secret to healthy glowing skin is to adapt your skincare regime according to the season. Follow these steps and your skin will repay you with a gorgeous glow that will last right through to spring.
At this time of year cold harsh winds and the drying effects of central heating can wreak havoc on your skin and it may need extra hydration to give back what Mother Nature takes away. ‘The lipid layer, the outermost layer of the skin, needs to be protected to create a barrier that keeps natural moisture intact and stops it from escaping,’ explains dermatologist Victoria Pugh.
Property & Finance
Costly Christmas Needs Careful Budgeting
Nearly a third of Brits won’t be able to make November’s salary last until Christmas
Only 26 per cent have budgeted for the festive expense
The Christmas countdown is on and with three weeks to go, Britain’s number one comparison site MoneySuperMarket.com reveals nearly a third (30 per cent) of Christmas spenders won’t be able to make their November salary last to fund the festivities.
Leisure and Lifestyle
Joyce Glasser reviews Frozen
Frozen is seasonal, family entertainment at its best with Executive Producer John Lasseter (UP, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Brave) working his magic once again. This combination of romantic comedy and musical adventure story was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s 1845 fable, The Snow Queen and features, at its core, an unusual, schmaltz-free sisterly bond.
That might be because the film is co-directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, with Lee, the first female director of animation in Disney’s history, in charge of the script. It’s hard to imagine any demographic that won’t be drawn to its varied characters, settings, and superb 3D animation, not to mention its wise messages and music.
We've got money to spend and an appetite for adventure...
Holidays are for people with lean, tanned bodies. For twentysomethings with wires in their ears and huge bags on their backs.
For thirtysomethings with kids towing irritating 'Trunkies' across crowded arrivals halls. Or for fortysomethings in family groups talking loudly in ra-ra voices on the transfer bus, as if the rest of us don’t exist.
I’m so pleased you actually listen to our comments!