ARIES [March 21-April 20]
There could be some conflict between your professional and personal relationships, as retrograde Venus highlights your struggle to achieve ongoing balance at work and home. With Jupiter journeying through your spirituality zone, have the confidence to follow your intuition and listen to the wisdom of your inner voice. As this week’s birthday great Mozart declared, “I pay no attention to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”
TAURUS [April 21-May 21]
This week looks rather chaotic, as retro Mercury and retro Venus upset your previous plans. So expect the unexpected – especially involving work and/or travel. It’s time to banish boredom and extend yourself in challenging new directions. With adventurous Jupiter and magical Neptune activating your hopes and wishes zone, your mantra is from birthday great Oprah Winfrey, “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
GEMINI [May 22-June 21]
From Wednesday onwards, Mercury (your ruling planet) reverses through your money, shared resources, trust and research zone. So slow down and delay making important financial decisions until after February 4. Plus check (and re-check) any information you receive thoroughly. And avoid blurting out something inappropriate that unintentionally hurts other people. Remember – words are powerful weapons so make sure you use them wisely.
CANCER [June 22-July 23]
You’re longing for some peace and quiet but it won’t happen this week, as six planets (the Sun, Saturn, fiery Mars, powerful Pluto, retro Venus and retro Mercury) complicate personal relationships. So don’t feel slighted if someone shocks you, ignores you, or comes on too strong and is super demanding. Just take it in your Crab stride! A friend or lover from the past could also re-enter your life … but do you really want to travel down that bumpy road again?
LEO [July 24-Aug 23]
Leos love to be leaders. But this week you need to ask yourself “Am I are leading others (with passion and purpose) or just bossing them around?” If you power ahead without considering others, then you’ll just create unnecessary angst. So strive to accommodate the needs of those around you. When it comes to a close friend or work colleague, take the time to walk a mile in their shoes. Then you’ll have some understanding of what they’re going through.
VIRGO [Aug 24-Sep 23]
The focus is on improving partnerships (whether of the romantic, platonic or business variety) as you manage relationships with extra tact and diplomacy. It’s time to envision your dreams for the future, formulate your goals, and consolidate any travel plans you have in the pipeline. But be adaptable Virgo! It’s important to realise that current situations are in a state of flux, and the plans you make now will need to be significantly altered at a later date.
LIBRA [Sep 24-Oct 23]
Librans possess a talent for procrastination, which is made worse by Mercury and Venus being retrograde. If you have a passion that you want to pursue (or a decision that needs to be made) then resist being distracted by other people’s agendas. Decisive action is best taken from Saturday onwards, when Venus (your patron planet) finally moves forwards. As birthday great Oprah Winfrey observes, “Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
SCORPIO [Oct 24-Nov 22]
Are you experiencing problems with a loved one? If you keep doing what you’re doing, then you’ll just keep getting what you’re getting! The Sun, Mars, Saturn, Pluto, retrograde Mercury and retrograde Venus are all activating your family zones so it’s time to make the first tentative moves towards reconciliation. Yep … when it comes to difficult relatives and complicated domestic matters, the Scorpio lesson for this week is ‘Forgiveness’.
SAGITTARIUS [Nov 23-Dec 21]
The planets stir up trouble (and agitate obsessions) in your communication zone. So someone could unsettle you by passing on scandalous second-hand news. If you’re a smart Sagittarian then you’ll steer clear of garrulous gossip, especially online. Plus avoid over-reacting when a frustrated family member pushes your emotional buttons. With Mars moving into your money zone on Monday, be proactive about finding new ways to boost your bank balance.
CAPRICORN [Dec 22-Jan 20]
You’ve got so many serious responsibilities, commitments and must-do-tasks that the last thing you need is a financial drama. But that’s what you could end up with, as Saturn and retrograde Mercury shake up your money zone. Saturn (your patron planet) encourages you to be cautious and conservative in the way you spend cash and communicate with other people. So – when it comes to finances and business matters – slow and steady wins the race this week!
AQUARIUS [Jan 21-Feb 19]
The Sun and Saturn are in Aquarius, and Mercury reverses through your sign until Wednesday. So it will be a stop/start kind of week. Your impulsive side will be switched on one minute, only to be disrupted or disappointed the next. Don’t worry if your spontaneous approach results in messy mistakes along the way. In the words of French writer Colette (who was born on January 28, 1873) “You will do foolish things but do them with enthusiasm.”
PISCES [Feb 20-March 20]
If you are responsible and well-informed, then it will pay off further down the track. But don’t put your head in the sand and avoid facing problems Pisces! With Jupiter transiting through your sign (which only happens every 12 years) reach out to inspiring friends and influential colleagues who are going places, as you network up a storm. Your motto is from this week’s birthday great Oprah Winfrey, “Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.”