This is for those in their 40s. A good age to be, at times depressing, but great fun.
Aries: Today, you will forget a friend’s name. You will remember her profession, where she lives, her husband’s name and where her children study. You will remember that you had remembered her name just ten minutes ago, but now when you want to introduce her to your spouse, you will forget. It is called nominal aphasia and will only worsen with each passing year.
Taurus: Someone you know will die soon. Stop worrying…each decade, about 5–10% of people you know will leave this world and 10% of your women friends will get breast cancer. Learn to be supportive and understanding.
Gemini: Donate. There is no harm giving away a little part of that money you have made and sharing it with those a little unfortunate. Now is the time to get involved and make a difference, even if small.
Cancer: You will soon be a grandparent. I know, it sounds…so old. But if you decided to have your first child in your 20s and then got her married off two years ago, she too is going to have a child soon, whether you like it or not.
Leo: One more joint will creak tomorrow. You will also need to get a new pair of spectacles for your worsening near vision. Remember that our bodies weren’t really meant to live longer than 40 years…slow deterioration and a failure of its parts are a given…so stop freaking out each time you ache.
Virgo: Travel. Who knows what really is going to happen tomorrow. Don’t miss up on any opportunity to see more of this world. Remember, this is all there is to our lives…so make the most of the time you have.
Libra: Eat less. Problems related to being overweight are only going to increase and a prudent diet helps. Your body can no longer handle gorging on potato chips and sev-puris the way it could in your 20s…so ease up. A small drink now and then however is good.
Scorpio: You, or someone you know will soon divorce or separate. It happens. Not everyone these days can handle living together for extended periods of time. Give help and support when that happens and try and see if you can learn from these incidents in case you want your own marriage to last longer.
Sagittarius: Don’t think too much about making more money. The trajectory of your life is set. You will earn a little more each year, but there will be no dramatic shift or change in the next 20 years as far as your career is concerned. So chill, enjoy and be realistic. And if you haven’t made CEO by now, you are not going to.
Capricorn: Chill. You don’t have to worship at the altar of the Church of Work ceaselessly. The only reason work was invented was to make sure that people don’t have idle time to think up “dangerous” things…now is the time to revel in idleness. There is nothing wrong with staring at the ceiling for an extended period of time.
Aquarius: Pick up a new “third” thing to do apart from your work and home. Paint, run, read, anchor a show like Satyameva Jayate…but do something different. This is the only way you can keep rust at bay.
Pisces: Go out and walk today…or run…or workout. These activities will help your body last a little longer, which is a must, if you still want to be healthy when you hit your 80s and 90s.