The first fortnight of the month may not be very profitable for businessmen, but you can certainly look forward to an improved turnover during the second fortnight. Professionals will be preoccupied with pending assignments and new responsibilities throughout the month. You may have to work long hours, maybe even on holidays, to achieve your targets. Your family may resent this, colleagues may not be too co-operative, and your relations with your boss may get strained, says Ganesha, and advises you to take things in your stride, remain optimistic. And, thankfully the stars will soon turn in your favour. The planetary positions indicate an uncertain and tricky time on the financial front this month, though. You may feel the pinch, as apart from foreseen expenses, there will also be unanticipated ones. Some respite might come in the form of a pending payment or return on your investments, but it may not be plenty. Try to save as much as possible; avoid lending money to anyone. And, take time to plan your finances with a long-term perspective. If you are bugged by a money related issue, you may also invest in personalised Astrology guidance, which will help you look at the picture from your Personal Stars’ perspective – Ask a Wealth Question (detailed advice).