Celebrity Bucks resident Russell Grant’s weekly Bucks Free Press horoscope from Saturday, October 24:


You get the feeling a new partner isn’t over a past relationship and you’re worried they might go back with their ex. Without being too critical, gently insist that it is time they made a choice. You can’t sit back and wait forever for them to decide. A task you’ve been dreading is on your mind. You know you have to do this and the moment you take the initiative, all will fall nicely into place. Sometimes the thought is worse than the actual deed.


Championing the underdog will make you feel as if you’re helping to make a difference. Whether you’re raising money for a worthy cause or volunteering through your local council is immaterial. What’s important is that you are helping to bring light into dark corners of society. Stand up for yourself if someone who should know better tries to intimidate you. There are others who have noticed this too and those who have the guts to support you are the ones you can rely on in the future.


Don’t think you know what your partner is thinking because you could read an ex in such a way. They are both very different and this could cause a lot of damage to your relationship. You and your other half may not completely understand each other about some upcoming arrangements. This is an issue you will work out for yourselves providing other people can refrain from interfering. Sensual delights like soaking in a scented bath will help you relax.


You’re starting to wonder about the changes in a new friend or partner’s behaviour. It might seem as if their conduct when you are together is a world apart from the person they are in public. It’s hard to understand why they should behave so differently and if it is making you feel inferior, it’s important to tell them. Don’t feel guilty about making relaxation a priority as the week ends. Look after your health.


You have plenty to say but others want to share their thoughts too. Are you giving yourself a chance to take in what people are telling you? Ask yourself whether you are really listening. Your family and friends need to feel you are hearing their words if life is to be harmonious. A decision you have to make will hold a degree of risk. You can’t keep thinking about it. The only way to get through this is to take a chance.


You will be offered the chance to work from home. Whenever you’ve worked from home in the past you’ve worked harder and longer because you didn’t want your boss to think you were shirking. This time you will be strict with yourself about keeping a balance between family life and business. Being asked to take a leading role in a community enterprise or fund-raising project will give your confidence a boost. Trust your intuition when it comes to business and money.


You worry about a younger friend or relative. They aren’t showing a very respectful attitude but you sense there is something underneath their wayward behaviour. You will do all you can to work out how you can help. Find a way to persuade people to be more reliable and responsible while retaining their self-esteem. Subjects brought up in a group situation will touch contentious areas. Think carefully before offering your opinions. Evidence is needed before you present thoughts as facts.


Take a chance and open up to a new friend or partner. This is the only way you can get to know each other. Either you will see patterns of the past repeating themselves as you discover you aren’t as compatible as you hoped or there will be similarities between you that you can build on and enjoy. Achieving a personal objective is something you are determined about now. You will take this task seriously since you do nothing by half measures.


As soon as you find yourself comparing your partner with someone from the past, stop. Everyone is different. It would be a shame for your other half to feel as if they are competing with someone they haven’t even met. A neighbour or workmate is making a song and dance over an incident that doesn’t bother you in the slightest. Expect stress related aches and pains if you spend too long with people or in places where you can’t be yourself.


Life has its ups and downs and it might seem that just when the going is good, something happens to knock you down again. You can and will get through this. Someone whose friendship you’ve always valued seems insensitive to your feelings. This change in their behaviour is unsettling. You’ve been through a lot recently and you would expect a close friend or partner to understand. It may be that you haven’t actually been considering their feelings. It’s time to have a heart-to-heart.


You don’t have time for anything but work and social responsibilities. If you keep this up, it will take a toll on your health. If you’re starting to feel anxious about carrying out tasks or fitting in new commitments, it’s time to explain you can’t take on anymore. Practicing relaxation techniques can be therapeutic. Are you single? There is someone you can’t wait to see again. You’ve never felt like this before and when experiencing something for the first time, it can be exciting and a tad scary too.


Misunderstandings cause tension in close relationships. You may have to sharpen your listening skills. Pay better attention to what is being said during an online conference. You don’t want to misinterpret someone’s words or lose out on a great opportunity through not paying attention. Are you single? Romance is set to bloom as you are introduced to someone in the workplace. There’s nothing like working together to get to know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.