CELEBRITY Bucks resident Russell Grant’s weekly Bucks Free Press horoscope from Saturday, April 25.


A financial transaction will bring results you hadn’t dared dream of. An offer of some money recently applied for, may come sooner than you expected. If money has been getting in the way of a close bond or friendship, this is about to change. The course of your relationship will alter in a way that will really please you. An exuberant celebration is just a foretaste of the excitement that is to come.


Start the week by dividing complicated jobs into smaller, manageable tasks. Although you love your work, it can sometimes be exhausting. A little quiet time to yourself will help recoup your energy. Better still arrange to spend some quality time alone with your other half. This will give you something special to look forward to. Moderation and meditation are the key to success. Limit your intake of alcohol and include fresh produce in your diet.


It’s hard to relax in a new partner’s company and you’re wondering whether the two of you are a mismatch. Unlike socks, it isn’t so easy to tell whether you are a pair, so don’t give up too soon. Time alone will tell you if things will work out. An older relative seems selfish in their expectations. You want to please them but there are other things you have to do. Remember that it’s up to you what you do with your time. Don’t let anyone dictate to you.


People are receptive to your charm and you’re enjoying your new friendships. A romantic partner might resent this. Their behaviour will cause arguments as their jealousy of your other relationships starts to drive a wedge between you. Someone will try to persuade you to take a spur of the moment holiday. If you could do with a change of scenery, it won’t take a lot of persuasion from them to get you to agree to this suggestion.


A friend or colleague can’t seem to accept any kind of change without turning the situation into a drama. You’re starting to notice they have a tendency to exaggerate experiences. This makes you hesitate about saying anything that might offend them and you’re starting to take less notice of what they tell you. A raise or bonus will be an answer to a prayer. Financial affairs are less restrictive and you feel more in control of your budget.


Change is in the air. The more flexible you are, the more you will enjoy this. It doesn’t matter if you can’t get on with your usual routines. If something urgent crops up, someone else will handle it. Just go with the flow and you could be surprised by what results. A text message will cause you some concern. A young relative or neighbour will tell you an interesting story. Trust your intuition if you feel they aren’t being entirely honest with you.


Your job is making you unhappy. A colleague will constantly remind you of their abundance of qualifications. Nothing you do is right when they’re around and you feel intimidated by their high-handed manner. You might decide it is time to leave but don’t hand in your resignation until you have found another job. Try not to take things too seriously and guard against reading too much meaning into a neighbour’s casual remarks.


You’re making good progress with a special assignment. Give yourself a pat on the back. Even if you still have a long way to go, all the work you have done so far has been amazing. Friends and family will praise your accomplishments. Your romantic partner or best friend could receive a windfall. A close relationship gives you a contented, warm and secure feeling. Just take care not to overindulge in food or drink.


You’re trying to work a few things out in your mind. You will prefer to do your thinking in secret without any interference from your family and friends. If you’re contemplating making a bold move, you need to know in your heart you’re doing the right thing. Choose to accept a challenge rather than allow yourself to get bogged down with boring routine. Friends and colleagues know they can depend on you to add a touch of creativity to everyday concerns.


You’re facing extra commitments in connection with your work and family. It might feel as if there aren’t enough hours in a day to do all you have to do. For this reason, focus on the big picture. Try not to worry about trivial issues. These can be sorted out another time. Your contribution to a joint venture is greatly appreciated. You are an asset in group activities. Just be careful to keep some ideas to yourself or someone who isn’t as imaginative will pass them off as their own.


Is there something you are overlooking concerning a job, money or legal matter? Take nothing for granted and don’t do anything impulsive. Before signing any dotted line, sit down and read through the contract carefully. Links with a person who lives overseas will prompt you to think about new possibilities. Learning a foreign language might allow you to work abroad. Some frank talk in the workplace will bring a release of tension.


Love can be complex and confusing. Just as you had started to feel settled in a relationship, a surprise occurrence will make you nervous. Plans your partner announces will take you by surprise or an innocent encounter with an ex will reveal feelings you thought were over and done with ages ago. Diplomacy will be necessary in family matters especially if you feel a loved one is being too generous with their cash. It won’t be easy to tell them so.