Celebrity Bucks resident Russell Grant's weekly Bucks Free Press horoscope from Saturday, May 7:

Demands from family and friends will stop you from doing what you want to do unless you set boundaries. Right from the start decide on how much time you have to give to others without it starting to feel as if people are imposing on you. Get the balance right between outside and private commitments or you will grow resentful. Jobs behind the scenes that require just one or two people will give you a chance to improve working relationships.

You're almost ready to give up on a matter that is getting you nowhere. Going back to this one last time could turn out to be a good idea. Take a look at the problem from a new angle and this will reveal the cause of the problem. From then on, progress will be made. You aren't a dreamer. You will only aim for what you feel is realistic and achievable. Whether it is studying a new subject or travelling overseas, you will get the chance to do something you've always wanted to do.

You think quickly and act just as fast. Some people aren't as speedy in their thoughts and actions. When working with someone who likes to take their time you may have to be doubly patient. A task you take on later in the week will mean a lot to you and you will want to make a good job of it. This is when you will appreciate the help of a careful and cautious friend or colleague.

Check that you know the plans of those you are closest to as the week begins. Make sure you know where they are and what they will be doing. That way, when you need to contact anyone urgently, you won't be left wondering how to do so. Keep to the point if you are trying to establish the legalities of an awkward or contentious situation. Have you weighed up all you will be letting yourself in for before taking on new commitments?

Either take some time out and deal only with responsibilities that cannot be put to one side for another time, or keep a lookout for a chance to take one more step up the career ladder. You want to feel you are doing something useful or enjoyable with your time. To be successful at home and at work you will need to be compassionate, patient and kind. Above all, you will want to win the confidence of your boss or employer.

Put more thought into it before making a move in new directions. You will feel more in control if you have your long-term plans mapped out every step of the way. That way, if you veer slightly off target, you will easily get back on track again. You aren't in a rush. You will happily leave competitive colleagues to fight it out between them while you stick with your own plans and ideas.

You may have made errors in the past. Everyone makes mistakes. You might feel ready to admit this now and learn from them. If someone is willing to give you a second chance, you will get it right next time. Are you single? A friendship is turning into something romantic and this will be what you have been secretly longing for. If you have a partner, surprise them with suggestions on how to add adventure to your days.

It might feel as if it's a race against time as you work towards reaching a specific target. It's all about speed and this could mean having to cut a few corners. If you have no other option, don't let this make you feel guilty. A workmate will admit to feeling unwell. They won't want to let the team down. Encourage them to go home and rest. It isn't being fair on them to expect them to continue as normal.

There's a competitive note in the air. You're mixing with many talented people. Some will think and act as if they always now best. This will inspire you to work harder and study more but don't forget that you have skills you can be proud of too. A friend is hoping for your support in campaigning for something they believe in. An older colleague whose advice you have always appreciated will reassure you that they aren't planning on retiring any time soon.

You know how to get your message across. People are listening. You have stood up for policies in the past which were at the time classed as extreme but are now part of the mainstream consensus. Be proud because you are making a difference. Competitors are watching and waiting for you to make mistakes. This is your chance to prove your worth particularly if you feel some people have been underestimating you. You have bundles of energy. Carry on doing what you do best.

Embrace new experiences. Smile and try to do the best you can. You could be surprised by how much you do manage to achieve. All promises you make you will intend to keep and you will manage this too, thanks to your determined efforts. Are you single and in the market for romance? It might take a few dates before you start to bond with a new partner. Give a new relationship a little time.

It isn't how much you do and get through but the quality of your work that will matter most now. You could be amazed by how much you learn through attending a workshop or seminar. People who raise complaints will be far from satisfied with the findings and will push to have the matter looked at again. Anger will come through there seeming to be one rule for one and one rule for another.