CELEBRITY Bucks resident Russell Grant’s weekly Bucks Free Press horoscope from Saturday, July 20:


You will find it fun and rewarding to put a talent that has been going rusty, to practical use. Once you get into the swing of this unexpected opportunity you might decide to spend more time developing a skill you haven’t used for a while. Double check anything that might be open to muddles or mistakes. In all communications, take nothing and no one for granted and you will have everything covered to side track and even avoid a misunderstanding.


You just want to have some fun and to enjoy life more. Clear your schedule of obligations. If you are working, take some time off to recharge. Listening to music or a relaxing audio book are good ways to unwind. A friend is thinking about turning a hobby into a money making venture and this could get you wondering whether it might be worth trying to do something similar yourself.


It may be necessary to make some personal phone calls during office hours. Take care your boss doesn’t find out. They won’t be happy if you’re using work time to plan your private life. You’re thinking about the future and summing a few things up in your mind. With a little extra effort, you should be able to introduce improvements into your life. All going well, you will be in for an entertaining ending to the week.


Make the most of any time available to enjoy the company of your closest friends. A neighbour will introduce you to someone you’ve always wanted to meet. Try to listen more than you speak and you could learn something very interesting. Before acting on ideas that could affect your family situation, discuss these with your loved ones. You could be surprised by their feedback. Give some careful thought to what they say.


Negotiating a business deal won’t be easy. You may need to take a more hard-nosed stance. The last thing you want to do is play into someone else’s hands. Give others time to think through their options but don’t back down. You want to cut a deal that’s right for you. You enjoy your little pleasures and by taking some time out to indulge your sensual side, you will feel more relaxed and confident. It isn’t as if you haven’t worked hard for this.


You and a partner have an important decision to make. Just don’t be in a rush and take your time to make up your mind. You will find out new things about yourself during a heart to heart conversation. An older relative will be asserting their independence. Even so, you know they are going to need some help fairly soon and whether or not they expect it from you, you are prepared for this.


Although you are getting on well with everyone in a group effort, you aren’t making a lot of progress. Some people will prefer things to be well thought out and organised. Others just want to experiment and be spontaneous. It could be a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth. Curb an extravagant whim that might grip you later in the week as it won’t be wise to splash out without really thinking about it.


Resist the urge to pick a quarrel just because things aren’t going your way. Be patient with people who get confused over the most simple request or instruction. A confusing muddle could lead to an interesting situation that could have unexpected consequences either good or bad. If you’re planning a journey with a friend, don’t gloss over expenses of additional tours and holiday extras. It would be better to agree on these and be honest about costs from the start.


Join in with group activities that make you feel alive and engaged. Whether these are sporting or mental games is immaterial. What’s important is that you find something that appeals to your competitive side. You are feeling bright and alert and you will enjoy a challenge. Plans, proposals and propositions that come under discussion will need a quick response. If you hesitate, someone will think you aren’t interested and an offer will go to someone else.


A colleague wants to see you fulfil your potential and they want to join forces with you. This could benefit you both in different ways. You have some great ideas and they will inspire you to turn these into reality. With their skills and your practical know how, you will be amazed by what can be achieved. Travel plans make you nervous and if you postpone a trip until the end of the month, you will feel you are doing the right thing.


A working relationship could blossom into romance. This might take others by surprise but you will feel it is a natural progression of a good friendship. If you already have a partner, spontaneous acts will keep the passion between you alive. In a team effort, it will be your ideas that make the most positive impression of all. All agreements should be reached before Thursday or a confusing matter of detail could cause a hold up.


Your sunny mood is contagious and there’s a favourable focus on friendship and romance. Friends love being around you and a partner wants to pamper you. How can you possibly refuse? Make friends with as many people as possible while you have the chance. You never know who will be in a position to help you over the months ahead. Someone who has good contacts in your field might offer you a job.