It's almost Valentine's Day and, naturally, the cards this week are telling us to lead with our hearts. But while we enjoy being around our loved ones and support, it's important to remember not to let our emotions get the better of us.

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Seven of Swords (Reversed)

Sometimes it's easy to put on rose-tinted spectacles and go about life ignoring your problems, but lying to yourself that everything will sort itself out isn't always the best option. It's time to take affirmative, logical action and figure out how to resolve these issues.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Knight of Swords (Reversed)

Being ambitious is a great thing, but make sure you're making sensible choices. There's a difference between seizing an opportunity when it arises and being impulsive, and sometimes you need to slow down and take a more careful and considered approach.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Three of Cups

This week is a time to focus on friendships, Gemini. Surround yourself with people that love you and enjoy being in their company, whether you're opting for a boozy night out or a coffee and a catch-up. Unwinding with friends will be a fulfilling venture.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Nine of Pentacles

Your hard work is almost over, Cancer, and now is the time to enjoy the fruits of your labours and look at what you've accomplished so far. There's more still to come, but for now you can look forward to success and enjoy looking back on how far you've come.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Queen of Pentacles

The Queen of Pentacles is the ultimate matriarchal figure, but it can refer to either a man or a woman. You're feeling well-balanced in matters of work and family, and your warmth and security is providing much comfort to your nearest and dearest.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Five of Wands

Here's a reminder not to take competition too seriously, Virgo. Petty squabbles can break up important relationships, so put your best foot foward and work towards what you want to achieve in a healthy way. But if you face defeat, accept it gracefully.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Seven of Cups (Reversed)

You are faced with far too many choices right now, Libra, but you're wary of illusory gifts. You don't trust the bones the universe is throwing you, but at the same time you can't decide what is best for you right now. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Ten of Pentacles (Reversed)

You're experiencing a huge loss that feels like it's shaken your family unit. Whether it's financial or health-related, it feels more serious and permanent than it actually is. Draw a line under the situation and work out a way to move on from it.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Justice (Reversed)

Dishonesty is getting in the way of a major situation going on in your life right now. Be it your own deception or that of someone else's, you can be sure that the situation will not be resolved in any way until the truth comes out.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Five of Cups

If you find yourself experiencing immense disappointment, it's worth taking a deep breath and considering whether or not the issue is worth all the stress and upset it's causing you. As the saying goes: There's no point crying over spilt milk. What's done is done, and now's the time to move on.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

The Sun (Reversed)

Be wary of having unrealistic expectations, Aquarius. Nothing can ever be perfect no matter how much positive thinking you do and keeping in mind what can go wrong and coming up with potential solutions will help you enormously.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Knight of Wands (Reversed)

Over-thinking isn't always a bad thing, Pisces. Sometimes your hasty decision-making can lead to disaster at worst, and inertia at best. Make sure you're using your head in your choices, because your intuition may be clouded by over-confidence and determination.


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