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September 20th, 2019
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Overview

The universe is trying its best to send you signs and signals, but you're closing your mind. As the Moon squares up to Neptune today, we'd all be well advised to let our imaginations soar and to listen to the messages from dreams, daydreams and idle fantasies. Don't censor your own thoughts. This may be tricky for the logical air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, but do try to trust your instincts. Looking ahead, a sprinkling of wit and a lot of luck on Tuesday could benefit many.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Welcome to a busy, high-energy day. Your mind is moving fast. In fact, your inner ham might come out now. You're certainly keeping your friends and coworkers laughing with your antics! Needless to say, you may not get too much accomplished if you're talking and joking all day. But if your current goals involve networking and getting people in your corner, then you'll be successful.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Your mental processes speed up today. Normally you're a cautious thinker, and you tackle projects with a thoroughness that is unparalleled. But now, you're energetic and easily distracted. At the end of the day, you might find that you've started ten different projects -- and completed not one of them! That's okay, though. Soon, your many different thoughts will unite into one, focused purpose.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Today is your day -- your best chance for exploring ideas and making plans for the near future. Infused with new intellectual energy, you're extra sharp-witted and curious. You're making mental connections that were out of reach even just a day or two ago. Capitalize on this in any way you can! But your best bet is to set a goal for the next four weeks, and work to reach it.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Today, a lighthearted, playful mood sets in. Staying home, especially alone, just doesn't appeal. You want to get out and greet the world. You'll probably find yourself chatting with strangers as you run errands, even if you're normally a shy type. And at work, you'll talk and laugh with your coworkers, which could easily get in the way of doing actual work! That's okay, though. Building interpersonal connections is important.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Today, you can shine in just about any setting. Your words are compelling, and you're expressing yourself well. You're extra creative now, which is useful whether you're at work or at home. And you can be a source of inspiration for other people, who may not feel as clear on their objectives as you do. If you get stuck on a certain point in a project, just talk or walk it out!

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Today, restlessness makes it difficult to focus on the task at hand. You might want to work with your usual efficiency, but ringing phones or frequent visits from friends or coworkers makes it impossible to concentrate. Plus, you're much more easily distracted than usual. You keep checking your email or phone messages, because you just can't seem to get absorbed in your work! Just do your best.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Today is all about communication. Reach out to people. Let them know what you've been thinking about, and listen to their thoughts as well. This simple act of exchanging information can help you become clearer in your own mind. And that's a real gift, especially today, when you can see all sides of an issue. Talking things over with other people helps you balance out your knowledge and choose a stance.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Verbal communication is important today. You may be tempted to keep something to yourself. But if it involves other people, speak up about it! Be clear, open and honest, to the best of your ability. Sharing your thoughts, whether by talking them out or writing them down, is the best way to have your needs or expectations met. And listening is the best way to satisfy someone else's.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Today, you're looking for the big picture, but details could overwhelm you, obscuring the truth. It's that old saying -- 'You can't see the forest for the trees.' That could define your day. If so, just stay as focused as possible on your goal. And cut out any distractions that you can control. Ignore emails and the ringing phone for a while, so you can get something done!

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Communication takes center stage today. Do your best to keep it light, even when you're discussing heavy or important subjects. And don't just talk -- listen, too! If other people feel like you're just issuing orders, they're less likely to do your bidding. But if you keep your tone light and humorous, and listen to others' input and concerns, everything you do now will be a success.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Your sense of humor is as sharp as your mind today. You're making mental connections with the agility of a gymnast. Share your wit and creativity with other people. If you're part of a brainstorming group, you have a lot to contribute. But simply being social is fun now, too. A stimulating conversation with a friend is an enjoyable way to invest your time.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


The phone might ring off the hook. Emails could pour in, too, or instant messages from friends or family. You love staying in touch, but all this back-and-forth takes a lot of energy! It may be difficult to stay organized and on task today, since there are so many distractions. Just do your best. Turn off your phone or ignore your email, if you need a break.
September 21st, 2019
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Overview

A major Jupiter-Neptune square prompts a great deal of spiritual and philosophical questioning, and there could be some serious false starts today, especially for Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo and Pisces. Don't despair if what you once thought was true turns out to be less so. Truth evolves, and so do we. Keep looking; keep searching.

Looking ahead, stubbornness in a relationship causes problems on Wednesday, as Venus squares Saturn.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Lots of people are feeling quite energetic today, but many are also feeling restless and indecisive. This is where you come in. You're a natural leader, and now you can motivate people to pursue a certain goal. Talk it up with that silver tongue of yours. Get people excited and focused, and ready to apply themselves. Best of all, that lets you sit back and enjoy the show!

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Divide the day's agenda into several short tasks. You'll find it next to impossible to focus on just one project as the phone rings and emails pour into your Inbox! But if you can be out and about, running errands or attending meetings, you'll be on top of your game. Face-to-face visits go well now, because you'll keep people laughing, which keeps them relaxed.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Welcome to a busy, restless day. Phone calls, emails and the Internet are fun distractions now -- but distractions, all the same. It's tough to get much accomplished when your attention is here, there and everywhere. And it's hard to make a decision when you're of two or more minds on an issue. That's almost certainly the case today. Put off decision-making, if possible. For now, keep gathering facts.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


It's a great day for reading, writing and talking. Communication takes center stage, but this doesn't have to mean verbal exchanges with another person. You could also write a blog post or journal entry, if you're so inclined. Reading books or articles and discussing them is especially fun now, not to mention revealing. Interact with like-minded people if you have a chance.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Intellectual interests claim your focus today. An interesting article in the newspaper could capture your attention, followed by a riveting and revealing conversation. Or a project at the office might turn out to have all sorts of facets you didn't expect, and exploring them is both fun and fascinating. Enjoy this cerebral influence. Use it to develop your own thoughts and perceptions as you reach out to other people.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


It's important to communicate clearly today. If you're working with other people, make a special effort to talk with them in a relaxed, easygoing way about your plans or expectations. If you aren't exactly clear on either of those fronts, that's okay. Talking things out with other people is the best way to clarify your objectives. Do your best to be kind and gentle as well as straightforward.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Today should be fast-paced, fun and interesting -- and maybe just a little distracting. After all, it's hard to focus when there are so many interesting people to connect with and subjects to consider! However, it's a great day for communicating and networking. Intellectual conversations abound. You're stretching your mind through engaging puzzles. It's a perfect day to read and write, too. Organize and record your best thoughts.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Deep, meaningful conversation may be hard to come by today. Oh, the people around you are plenty talkative -- they might waste the whole day with jokes and chatter! But in your view, it seems as if no one is really saying anything of substance. Don't let it bother you. In fact, why not loosen up a little and join in the lighthearted conversation? It's fun to trade jokes and stories.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Your curiosity is on high today. Your mind might jump from subject to subject, or from one perspective to another. If this sounds a little scatterbrained, that's because it is! Your thoughts skip along like a leaf being blown by the wind. This makes it tough to do much deep, philosophical thinking. On the other hand, maybe that's not as important now as simply considering all the variables.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Today might be a lot of talk but very little action. You want to work hard and make progress, not just sit around discussing plans! But especially if you have a family or if you're working with a group of coworkers, it's important to communicate. Lay everyone's needs, goals and concerns out on the table, and start the negotiations. Once everyone understands each other, you can get moving.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Keep your mind busy today. This shouldn't be difficult, since you're very curious now. Explore a subject that captivates you, or dig into the details of a project you're working on. The important thing is to stay engaged. Otherwise, all this wonderful, creative curiosity could turn quickly to restlessness. So be inquisitive. Interact with others as you search for answers. You stand to gain a new world view today.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Good communication is critical today. When giving instructions or asking for what you need, do your best to speak in clear, concrete terms. This could be a challenge, though. You may not feel certain about what you want or need. And if you're confused by your own goals or feelings, how can you expect to convey them to someone else? Just speak your mind, keep it simple, and do your best.
September 22nd, 2019
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Overview

It's all too easy to rush to judgement today. Everything seems to cut and dried, black and white, simple and obvious. It isn't. The Mercury-Saturn square understands this, and counsels patience, wisdom, tolerance and more patience. For the impetuous fire signs, Aries, Sagittarius and Leo, this is a difficult concept to master.

However, those who adopt a wait and see approach will ultimately win out today. Looking ahead, trying to be too clever could backfire on Thursday, as Mercury squares up to Pluto.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Your emotions are stirred up today. You might even wake up feeling cloudy, a feeling that may be left over from a sad, strange or disturbing dream. You'll notice you're a lot more sensitive now than usual. Do your best not to overreact when you feel hurt or slighted. You tend to react first and then consider whether you perceived things correctly. But it would be better to reverse that order!

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


If your yen for comfort foods kicks in today, it doesn't have to be a bad thing. Your body is simply responding to the current influence, which is highly emotional in nature. Like a lot of people right now, you crave the comfort of familiarity, including familiar flavors. So go ahead and make that recipe that's been passed down in your family. Share it with people you love. Keep the tradition alive.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Life could get a little emotional today. Don't be surprised if your interactions with other people lead to feelings or situations that can't be explained away with logic. That's the nature of emotions: They aren't rational. They just are. So deal with them on that level. Don't try to intellectualize your own feelings or someone else's. Simply face them and feel them. You'll find that they recede more quickly that way.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Today, you're very much in your element. You may feel saturated with emotion from the moment you wake up. Your dreams might be pregnant with feeling, too. Stories on the news or in the paper might bring up unexpectedly deep reactions. But this is actually a pleasurable experience for you -- living from this entirely subjective point of view. Your feelings and intuitions are the way you find and create meaning in life.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


You're feeling sentimental today. Your love for your friends and family is strong, and you're expressing it with hugs, smiles and murmurs of affection. You might also cook for your loved ones, since food is such a primal and primary source of nurturing. If you don't feel you're getting back the love you're giving out, try not to take it personally. Someone else may not be in such a generous, connected mood as you.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


You feel deeply connected with your past today, or perhaps with your family. It's a good feeling to be able to see the continuity of your own life -- the people and experiences that have made you the person you've become. Find some way to honor that connection and influence, whether by calling a relative to tell them you love them, looking at old photos, or telling stories about your childhood.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Welcome to a cloudy, emotional day -- even if it's sunny outside. The current influence is making many people more sensitive than usual. You might find yourself gravitating toward comfort foods or retail therapy. Hey, if it helps you feel more balanced, it's worth it, as long as you don't go overboard. Spending or eating too much are strong possibilities now, so watch out for them. Pamper yourself, but within reason.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


The past to the present to the future -- it's a long continuum, one based on a mixture of tradition and innovation, equilibrium and change. You're deeply aware of this continuum today. It brings you a sense of stability to know you're building from the past, whether you're trying to move away from certain experiences or retain them as a foundation for your future. Enjoy this deep, pleasurable feeling of rootedness.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


You may find yourself feeling sentimental today. You might get together with friends and talk about the good old days. Or perhaps someone with whom you used to be close will resurface, whether in real life or simply in your dreams. These old feelings may be bittersweet, and ultimately, you don't want to get stuck looking backward. Still, there's nothing wrong with taking a day or two to steep yourself in memory.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Today, your past may come up in some way. Perhaps an old memory resurfaces, and suddenly you're swamped with emotion. Or maybe an old friend contacts you out of the blue. The feelings that arise with these experiences are likely to be powerful. Your instinct may be to push them aside and proceed as if everything is normal. But facing tough feelings is the best way to process them, so they can evaporate.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


If you're in a sensitive, emotional mood today, you aren't alone. The current influence has stirred up lots of people's feelings. It's a good time to retreat from the world, if you can. Taking a nap, meditating or writing in your journal are all good ways to manage unruly emotions. Just don't make the mistake of trying to rationalize or ignore them. Bottling them up only makes them grow stronger.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Today, you're beautifully aware of your past -- the people and experiences that have gone before you, contributing to the essence of the person you are now. You may feel deep gratitude toward your forebears, or a deep sense of compassion and forgiveness, if your childhood experiences were less than ideal. It's a wonderful day to work on healing old wounds and building bridges with anyone from whom you've felt estranged.
Week of September 15, 2019
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Overview

The major astrological aspect in play this week is a hugely exciting Mars-Pluto trine. This energy gives us all the opportunity to overcome power struggles, blocks from authority and all those trials and niggles which have held us back so far this year.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


This week's energy is extremely ambitious for you, so concentrate on your career. It's a wonderful time for an interview, or for launching your own business. Your talents are shining strongly, so don't let anyone hold you back.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Stick well within the law - the temptation to do the wrong thing may be very strong! You can get what you want and need through legitimate means, however, even if that takes more effort. Do the right thing and don't wander from the path.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Take on your inner demons, as these are what have truly been holding you back. Whether it's an irrational fear or phobia, or simply a lack of self-confidence, it can all change now - if you want it to, and if you put in the work.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Your relationship is teaching you a great deal just now, so be thankful for the trials and difficulties as well as for the more loving moments. This is the perfect week to work on ironing out any problems in your love life.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


If you're not happy at work, change things. Change your job, change your career, change your whole path if you need to. You are driven to find work which truly speaks to your soul. It can be done, even if the unknown seems scary.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Use your creativity to help you destress. A creative hobby of some kind, especially anything artistic, will give your mind a chance to unwind and will also create something beautiful you can take real pride in - a win-win situation for sure.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Power struggles within your family have been creating problems, but now is the time to sort this out once and for all. Act firmly, but with love, and lay out some new ground rules. Claim back your family authority, for the good of everyone.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


A lack of mental clarity has been holding you back, especially when it comes to knowing what you truly want. Take time this week to focus on your goals and to clarify them. Only then will you be able to move forwards strongly.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Your relationship with money needs to be transformed in some way. Either you are too materialistic, or too reckless with your finances. Work on finding a healthier balance. Seek to obtain as much as you need, but no more.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


This energy is all about your own ability to control and direct your life. You need the freedom to make your own choices, even when those choices sometimes turn out to be a mistake. Shake off your shackles - you answer to no one.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Emotional baggage from the past may be dragging you down - to clear this blockage, face the issues, however painful that may be. Seek the support of your friends, lover and family as you work towards a brighter future.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


You sometimes struggle with taking charge, but this week's energies encourage you to assert your authority, especially within a group setting. You are a natural leader, able to blend wisdom with compassion - but you don't yet know your strength.
September 2019
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Overview

September begins on a rather rash note. The square between Venus and Jupiter on the 2nd reeks of over-optimism and rose-tinted viewing goggles, while on the same day the Sun conjuncts Mars in a display of spectacular impulsiveness. This wouldn’t be so bad if we weren’t basing our actions on poor information – but between the 4th and 10th, Venus, Mercury and the Sun all form oppositions to nebulous Neptune, ensuring that accurate facts are thin on the ground. There is help at hand in the middle of the muddle, from a constructive Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th, but that may be too little too late – Mars squares Jupiter on the 12th and we’re back on the over-optimistic carousel once more.

The Pisces Full Moon on the 14th underlines the somewhat illusory nature of the first two weeks of the month. Mercury and Venus both arrive in Libra on this date, which being an air sign should help to provide some logic. However, the Libra energy is notorious for taking the route of least resistance, and there’s an element here of saying and doing whatever feels least likely to rock the boat.

Mars trines Pluto on the 19th in a powerful cosmic display of intent and purpose. This energy provides exceptionally strong willpower, so those signs who have been paying attention may find this to be the best few days of the month and certainly a chance to make some progress. However, September looks set to end on a sobering note, with Mercury and Venus both squaring up to Saturn on the 22nd and 25th respectively, bringing a somewhat dour energy to play.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


September could be an important month for your career goals, although first you will need to sort out some practicalities and get your mental health in order. Difficult squares from Venus and Mars to Jupiter, on the 2nd and 12th, both highlight regrets from chances you didn't take. You're dwelling too much on this and besides, your view of the past isn't even accurate - with Venus, Mercury and the Sun all opposing Neptune at various points between September 4th and 10th, you may be mis-remembering a lot. Try to put this behind you. Around the 8th, there is a very constructive Mars-Saturn trine which reminds you how far you've come with your work goals and encourages you to think ahead rather than looking backwards.

The Full Moon on the 14th shows you in no uncertain terms that the past was not as rosy as you think - and when Mercury and Venus both move into your love zone on this same day, you'll know that you have the support of your partner in moving forwards. Look to September 19th as a red-letter day, when Mars trines Pluto and you feel as though you can achieve absolutely anything, especially at work. This is a time to truly shine and to adopt the leadership position you were born for. The sudden changes this energy brings may cause you some self-doubt initially, however, especially around the 22nd and 25th, when first Mercury and then Venus squares up to depressive Saturn. Dig deep and get to the root of your dissatisfaction on the 26th, harnessing the energy of a Mercury-Pluto square to uncover the real problem.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Travel opportunities bring great rewards in September, provided you don't allow your fear of risk to hold you back. Something niggling in the back of your mind prevents you from saying yes to an opportunity on the 2nd or 12th, as Venus and then Mars squares up to expansive Jupiter. It could be peer pressure or judgement from friends and family which is inhibiting you, especially between the 4th and 10th, when Venus, Mercury and the Sun all oppose Neptune in quick succession. It's not that your loved ones don't support you - they probably don't understand your intentions. So, explain!

September 8th is a good time for getting people to back you, courtesy of a helpful Mars-Saturn trine - and the Full Moon on the 14th highlights supportive friendships too. With those fears put to bed, you can take advantage of a tremendous Mars-Pluto trine on the 19th, which again brings travel to the fore. If you're not literally traveling, expand your mind through learning, education, languages or armchair travel. You may still have some confidence wobbles later in the month, especially around the 22nd and 25th, when Mercury and Venus make successive squares to Saturn, dampening the mood and creating doubts where none need exist. However, the month draws to a close with a Mercury-Pluto square - a useful one, this time.

This energy reassures you, because if you do your research, you'll find that you have nothing to fear after all - so go for it!

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


You're unusually emotional this September, but you can put those feelings and energies to good, constructive use. There could be conflict between your blood family and your in-laws on the 2nd and 12th, when Venus and Mars make successive squares to Jupiter. Everyone has been pretending to get on, but the masks slip. Added to this, your sweetheart may be struggling with your lack of family time, especially between the 4th and 10th, when Venus, Mercury and the Sun all take turns opposing Neptune and spreading dissatisfaction. The reality is nowhere near as bad as you both think but it's easy to get things out of proportion at this time.

Fortunately, a very constructive Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th brings a reality check and some bright ideas for improving the situation. The Full Moon on the 14th falls in your career zone and helps you to use your emotional attachment to your work to find a family-time compromise which works. On the same day, Mercury and Venus both move into your joy zone, so you can expect the mood to lighten considerably. Family matters improve greatly too on the 19th, when Mars trines Pluto - where there's a will, there's a way, even if you have to make the first move towards forgiveness. Two difficult squares to Saturn - one from Mercury and one from Venus - lower the mood again a little on the 22nd and 25th, especially if an in-law deliberately ruins an event.

However, Mercury squares up to Pluto on the 26th and helps you to wrestle back control - for good.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Love is on your mind this September. Whether you're already in a relationship or single and dating, take care to communicate from the heart. A lack of time and increased work demands means you have to put relationships on the back burner for much of the first week of the month, and especially on the 2nd and 12th, when first Venus and then Mars squares up to Jupiter, highlighting unrealistic expectations. Your love life suffers a further blow between the 4th and 10th, when Venus, Mercury and the Sun take turns opposing Neptune, spreading confusion and perhaps some deceit. If you're traveling, be sure to be firm with the details in order to avoid misunderstandings at this time.

Communication with your sweetheart does improve on the 8th, courtesy of a powerful and energizing Mars-Saturn trine, but the Full Moon on the 14th again signals potential confusion over travel arrangements. Look to the potent Mars-Pluto trine on the 19th to get your love life back on track. This energy helps you to speak from your very soul and to truly listen to your lover's problems too. In-laws or children may be difficult on September 22nd and 25th, when Mercury and Venus square up to Saturn, but this is something you can deal with as a team. By the time Mercury squares up to Pluto on the 26th, you'll have a successful strategy in place for dealing with family nightmares!

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


You may feel at the mercy of circumstances for part of September, which alarms and frightens you. However, you have it within yourself to overcome anything. It's a bumpy ride first and foremost for your finances, especially on the 2nd and 12th, when Venus and Mars square up to Jupiter and bring home the consequences of previous over-spending. This financial trouble could cause arguments and resentments in your relationship, not least between the 4th and 10th - at this time, Venus, Mercury and the Sun all oppose nebulous Neptune in quick succession. If you have been less than honest about money with your sweetheart, you can expect that to be thrown back in your face.

However, a constructive Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th helps you to bring order to this chaos, with a plan for moving ahead. The Full Moon on the 14th highlights a debt which must be repaid, whether financial or otherwise, but on the same day Mercury and Venus shift into your intellect zone, helping you to find an intelligent - and quick - solution. On the 19th, a powerful Mars-Pluto trine brings great progress at work and puts you firmly back in control over your job and your money, so you can breathe a sigh of relief. Keep communicating with your other half, however. Recovery won't be instant, and there could be some mistrust on the 22nd and 25th if you're not open about the situation.

On these dates, Mercury first and then Venus square up to Saturn, so it's time to show that you're serious about your responsibilities towards your loved ones.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Not getting enough leisure time is starting to affect your mental health and wellbeing. It's vital this September that you put yourself first. Easier said than done, especially on the 2nd and 12th, when Venus and Mars square up to Jupiter and the family expects you to perform minor miracles at the drop of a hat. You will struggle on the 4th, 7th and 10th too, as Venus, Mercury and the Sun in turn oppose Neptune, confusing your boundaries. However, a positive and vibrant Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th reminds you that you are in control of your own destiny.

These are your choices to make - and they are choices, not obligations. You can choose to prioritize you. The Full Moon on the 14th highlights emotions within your relationship, especially if your other half is used to your selflessness and doesn't like change. However, with both Mercury and Venus moving into your self-esteem zone on the same day, you're well placed to stick to your guns. The 19th looks set to be a special day.

A powerful Mars-Pluto trine encourages you to seek whatever brings you joy and these energies also free you from any feelings of guilt about making time for yourself. A new hobby may prove expensive, however, so watch out for some potential serious overspending on the 22nd or 25th, as Mercury and Venus square up to Saturn and your sense of responsibility evades you. By the time Mercury squares up to Pluto on the 26th, you'll have regained a sense of balance and proportion.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Take time to look after your health this September. You're a very giving sign, but you can't give if your own tank is empty. Difficult squares from first Venus and then Mars to Jupiter on the 2nd and 12th show how hard it is for you to switch off from stress and pressure, and this will be affecting your sleep and your rest times. Between the 4th and 10th, you'll also struggle with being alert enough for work, as Venus, Mercury and the Sun queue up to oppose Neptune, spreading sleepiness and confusion. Fortunately, a helpful trine between Mars and Saturn on the 8th shows your family helping out and ensuring that you do manage to get some down time.

The Full Moon on the 14th, however, shines from your everyday work zone - it could be that you've made careless mistakes through tiredness and that these come back to haunt you around this time. With Mercury and Venus moving into your own sign on the same day, however, you're well placed to make up for this, so don't worry too much. A lovely trine between Mars and Pluto on the 19th re-energizes you and brings great family joy too, especially if someone has been keeping a (happy!) secret. However, watch out for an increase in family demands, especially on the 22nd and 25th, when Mercury and Venus square up to Saturn. Always busy, you may be called upon yet again to give up more of your precious time.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Your social life is under scrutiny this September and it's not all roses and laughter. Expect some falling outs as people change and move on. There could be an argument over money with a friend on the 2nd or 12th, when first Venus and then Mars squares up to Jupiter and shows how your well-meaning generosity may have been used against you. Meanwhile, between the 4th and 10th, friendships become slightly confusing or perhaps even dishonest - this mirrors the oppositions taking place that week between Neptune and each of Venus, Mercury and the Sun. Someone may not be telling the whole truth.

The 8th is a good moment to try to uncover what's going on, however, as a straight-talking Mars-Saturn trine insists on transparency. September 14th brings a Full Moon in your joy zone - possibly indicating that something or someone you used to enjoy has now become a chore. Don't hesitate to move away from anyone who is holding you back. There will be new friends on the horizon to replace any who are no longer on your wavelength. The 19th, in particular, is a very good day socially - as Mars trines Pluto, you'll meet some people who will quickly become part of your tribe.

Towards the end of September, you'll value a little more privacy, but the social whirl does not let up. Expect to feel a little bad tempered on the 22nd and 25th as Mercury and then Venus square up to Saturn. You'd prefer to be alone, but that doesn't seem to be an option.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Money makes the world go around, so they say, but for you it's always been a little more complex than that. September finds you questioning the value of what you do for a living and seeking something altogether more satisfying. This may feel particularly acute on the 2nd and 12th, when first Venus and then Mars square up to philosophical Jupiter. Your family may well have a say in this too, especially between the 4th and 10th when a series of oppositions to Neptune show how out of balance your work-life schedule has become. However, in order to make positive changes to your work and lifestyle, you'll need to be able to afford the change.

Look for positive energies on the 8th, when a Mars-Saturn trine blesses your career zone and your money zone together. The Full Moon on the 14th highlights family tensions, but you'll feel more in control knowing that you're starting to make changes. Another very helpful career and money-related trine comes on the 19th, this time with Mars linking up with transformative Pluto. If you didn't know before how to make work more satisfying, you'll get answers then. Ignore peer pressure and naysayers on the 22nd and 25th, when Mercury and Venus square up to party pooper Saturn.

Not everyone approves of what you're doing, but it's none of their business, is it? By the 26th, when Mercury squares Pluto, you'll have a much firmer idea of where you're heading.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Stretch your mind this September. Learning and studying, even just for fun, brings great joy as well as great opportunities. You may find your confidence dipping slightly on the 2nd or 12th, when Venus and Mars square up to Jupiter and you sense that you're having to bluff your way through something. A need for more education or training is also highlighted between the 4th and 10th, when various planets oppose Neptune - however, don't be surprised if you feel that you can't take on a new challenge; these energies can be quite depressive and make you doubt yourself. In reality, you are more than capable, as evidenced by a highly constructive Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th.

Working towards a new vocational qualification will be particularly satisfying this month, especially if it does push you mentally. As the Full Moon on the 14th proves, you're happiest when you're working out how to do something difficult. Coincidentally, Mercury, the planet of the mind, moves into your career zone on that same day, indicating that you are indeed up to the challenge. Your education efforts get another similar boost on the 19th, when Mars trines Pluto and bolsters your confidence no end. A couple of minor blips on the 22nd and 25th may temporarily blow you off course, as Mercury and Venus square up to Saturn and highlight false starts - but by the 26th when Mercury squares Pluto, you should be well on your way towards success.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Complex emotions are stirring deep within you this September. Self-doubt could be a real issue on the 2nd and 12th, as Venus and Mars square up to Jupiter, leaving you wondering if you've bitten off more than you can chew at work or in your life goals. Similarly, in both money and love, a series of oppositions to Neptune between the 4th and 10th may leave you doubting yourself and worrying over your abilities to cope. However, a helpful Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th pushes you out of the shadows and into the spotlight, whether you like it or not, and this serves to prove that you can indeed handle this. Meanwhile, the Full Moon on the 14th shows you how resourceful you can be - when push comes to shove, you come up aces.

There's more good news for your confidence on the 19th, when Mars trines Pluto and again underlines that you're more capable than you think. Talk through your emotions with a counselor or a close friend or seek therapy for any long-held hurts. A busy period at the end of the month finds you struggling slightly, as you would prefer to stay at home as much as possible. On the 22nd and 25th, when first Mercury and then Venus squares up to Saturn, travel and socializing will seem like real chores. If you persevere with what must be done, however, you'll start to feel a lot brighter after the 26th - when Mercury squares Pluto, logic and common sense win out against your more erratic feelings, putting you firmly back in charge once more.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Use September's energies to work out where your relationship is heading and to steady and improve your work-life balance. On the 2nd and 12th, conflicts at home may center around how much time you have to spend at work - and between the 4th and 10th, as various planets oppose your ruler, Neptune, you'll find yourself doubting your own identity and feeling guilty over your emotional connection to your work. These could be a tricky few weeks - it's notoriously difficult, of course, to get the balance right between work and home. A constructive Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th will help, as it enables you to plan ahead with clearer objectives and some real teamwork with your sweetheart. It's not until the Full Moon in your own sign on the 14th that you finally have that "aha!" moment about this situation.

This energy gives you a better understanding of how you can be emotionally fulfilled while still spending precious time with your family and earning your keep too. Another helpful trine, from Mars to Pluto, gives you the power to make positive changes on the 19th, so run with that and don't be afraid to dream big. Rivalries and jealousies at work or in your social life could cause minor hiccups on the 22nd and 25th, and your relationship may also be back in the spotlight if your sweetheart thinks your changes at work aren't happening fast enough. Patience, patience. Things will slot into place, slowly but surely.

Look for a sign around the 25th, when Mercury squares Pluto, that the cosmos is on your side.

2018

Possibly the biggest astrological news of 2018 is likely to be the arrival of Uranus in Taurus, in May; the last time Taurus hosted Uranus was during the Great Depression, ahead of the Second World War. The rebel planet’s sign change suggests a major world shift may occur in realms traditionally associated with Taurus, such as the earth, the environment and the financial system – and such a change is unlikely to happen smoothly. Once Uranus turns retrograde in August, change imposed too quickly from above could lead to protests and even violence. Three squares between aggressive Mars and Uranus, in May, August and September, are potential flashpoints to take seriously.

The upheaval associated with Uranus’s sign change may however be softened by two beautiful trines between Jupiter and Neptune, in May and August. This energy brings great generosity of spirit, and a collective sense of spirituality and justice which may help us to “do the right thing” even when choices are tough.

Another anchor in a potentially turbulent year is the grand trine aspect in August between the Virgo Sun, Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. The earth sign energies involved here bring common sense to the debate, and act as a catalyst for sensible change, rather than headlong chaos. It’s interesting that this grand trine involves Uranus, a planet associated with the future, and Saturn, a planet associated with the past: perhaps we can after all build a bridge between what has already happened and what has yet to happen, given goodwill on all sides.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Overview

What are friends for? Quite a lot, if you’re an Aries in 2018. There’s a strong emphasis on your friendship zone throughout this year, and most particularly in the second half of 2018. Expect to find your social life becoming increasingly important, with friends rallying round to support you through your lower points and to cheer on your successes too.

There’s an adventurous vibe to your year too. As Uranus turns direct in Aries in January, you start to feel back on safer ground after a tumultuous 2017. You being you, however, safer ground gets boring after a while, so the search for new challenges begins. March should be the perfect month for taking on more than you ever previously dared, when Mars, your ruling planet, teams up with ahead-of-its-time Uranus to push the boundaries, inspiring you to dream big. Don’t go crazy, though. Your urge to show off makes you your own worst enemy in July, when the Sun opposes Mars and highlights risks which could prove unwise or even dangerous.

Overall, this is a year for growing on a personal level, and for seeking out fresh, new and exciting projects. A word of caution: watch your temper in May, August and September, when your ruler Mars squares up to Uranus, promising fireworks and drama which you may not always be able to control.

Love

If you’re single and looking for love, March brings about opportunities to meet someone very interesting. The second Full Moon that month falls in your love zone, so any new attraction may develop very quickly, taking your breath away for all the right reasons! If you’re already in a stable relationship, compromise is likely to be important. This is not a year for getting your own way – at least, not all the time. During the Venus retrograde period in October, it’s especially important to listen to your sweetheart, and to actively seek win-win solutions which work for you both.

However fresh or established your relationship, expect your mutual spiritual understanding to deepen considerably in December, when Mars your ruler teams up with gentle, romantic Neptune. A sense of having met before will underpin any new relationships formed at this time; if you’ve been together for some while, you may find yourself suddenly realizing that your destiny has been linked through previous lifetimes as well as this one.

For those who are feeling unlucky in love, or going through a rough period in a relationship, friends are important in saving your sanity. With so much activity in your friendship zone, be sure to make time for your own friendships, even when you and your sweetheart are loved up and intent on spending time together. Maintaining your own identity and your own social links will help you to feel strong – and loved – no matter what the future holds.

Work

Feeling lucky? You should be! A fortunate break comes your way in January, as Mars and Jupiter combine to bring about financial or business success. Keep your eyes open for new opportunities at this time, and don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith. Importantly, however, keep a grip on your spending. Other parts of the year may be more troublesome than this early period, and you’ll need to hold something in reserve, financially.

One such trickier period is April and May. In April, serious, sober Saturn and disruptive Pluto both turn retrograde in your career zone. For a time, it may feel as though your luck has run out, and there could be obstacle after obstacle in your path. Hang on in there. This isn’t your fault, and there’s nothing you could or should have done differently to avoid it. You are simply being tested and stretched. As Uranus moves into your money zone in May, the surprises continue, and unexpected bills are highly likely.

Fortunately, August sees Uranus turn retrograde for the rest of the year, giving you some breathing space to get back on track. Northern Hemisphere Summer vibes should also help sort out work-life balance issues, so that you can get more quality time with your family while still earning well and moving forwards in life. A Sun-Uranus opposition in October highlights how you use – or waste - your scarce resources. Figure out a budget, cut back on excess and take a more sensible approach to work and money. This new attitude will serve you very well indeed.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Overview

Buckle your seatbelt, Taurus, this year could be quite a ride! One of the galaxy’s biggest hitters, Uranus, is about to move into your sign, having spent the last seven years in Aries. The last time Uranus was in Taurus was over eighty years ago, so this big news indeed. When this shift happens in May, life may well be briefly turned upside down – but from the chaos, good things will emerge. Think of it as a learning curve; you don’t necessarily want this lesson, but looking back on it in later years you will most definitely be glad of the experience.

There are other major indications of change in your 2018 chart too. A grand trine in August occurs between the Sun in Virgo, Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in your own sign – here the three earth signs join forces in a very positive way to embrace the new and to break free from the old. If you’ve felt stuck in a rut over the last couple of years, this will be music to your earthy ears. As a general rule, you don’t “do” change, but when you must, you like to get used to new situations gradually and constructively, and that’s exactly what this energy will bring.

All in all, 2018 looks to be a year which puts you in the driving seat, and allows you to make some very valuable changes to your life and your lifestyle. You won’t necessarily get it all your own way, however. Not for nothing is Uranus known as the Rebel Planet! When warrior Mars squares up to Uranus – three times, no less, in May, August and September – you may well feel as though you’re losing control and being buffeted by unseen forces. Hang on in there. The ship will stabilize, and you will be back in charge, right where you belong.

Love

Springtime in the Northern Hemisphere looks set to be a playful time for your love life. Whether you’ve been together for years or are just starting out, remember to make things fun. Re-ignite the spark, if necessary, and seek some spontaneity in romance. A helpful Full Moon in March should see passions smoulder, and this is a fantastic time for being swept off your feet!

As summer above the equator gets underway, however, be sure to appreciate what you have with your partner. With Jupiter turning retrograde in the most flirtatious zone of your chart, it’s all too easy for you to take your lover for granted, and perhaps even to look elsewhere. That would be a mistake. Be sure you know what you’re risking if you do decide to play away. There’s a sense here that romantic upsets may well be your own fault, so get good at apologizing, fast.

During August in particular, as Uranus turns retrograde in your sign, you may become bored of your sweetheart, especially if your relationship lacks sparkle and is well past that first flush of love. Fortunately, two beautiful trines between Jupiter and Neptune, one in May and one in August, help to remind you how much you have to lose and see you back on track. This year, it’s all about learning to value your sweetheart for what you already have together, rather than hankering after something else.

Work

The theme of change this year is very relevant in your working life. As well as Uranus moving into your sign, giving you the courage to try a surprising new direction, we also find go-getting Mars in your career zone for a good six months this year. Ambitions should be running high, but you may feel that you are being overlooked or not being given due credit for your work. If you feel that you have outgrown your position or that you are not being appreciated, by all means look to move on.

Most of the year is favorable for job hunting and for success in interviews and tests. Expect to reach a major decision on this front in July or August, perhaps prompted by the Lunar Eclipse in your career zone early in July. Something may happen which forces your hand, or which makes you more determined than ever to try something different. However, your confidence may take a bit of a hit at the same time, particularly when Mars is retrograde, during July and August. The Northern Hemisphere’s spring and fall are therefore the best times for making your move.

One slight word of caution: beware of coming across as too quirky or unconventional during May, August and September. At this time, Mars squares up to Uranus and these two strong-willed planets are not working in your favor. Tone down the rule breaking during these periods, and work hard on presenting a professional, approachable, trustworthy image.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Overview

Astrologically speaking, 2018 is set to be a relatively quiet year for the Twins. A key theme will involve you balancing your desire to settle into a routine against your desire for adventure and change – because, as ever, you’re unlikely to make up your mind firmly on exactly what you want. A lot of planetary activity this year takes place in your higher education zone, so perhaps you can calm your wandering mind with a course of study or a new qualification of some kind.

In May, Uranus, the planet of surprise and rebellion, moves into your spiritual zone, where it will stay for the next several years. Don’t be surprised to find that you no longer feel quite at home in your current faith, and don’t be afraid to ask difficult questions and to explore your spirituality. There are no right or wrong answers, because the search for answers is the journey in itself. Be aware that family or friends may be unsettled by your changing beliefs, and this could cause some arguments in May, August or September – this is when Mars squares up to Uranus, so deeply held convictions will resist challenge or change.

Overall, it’s a year for learning and growing, and for expanding your mind and your spiritual horizons. A Lunar Eclipse in July could signal a sudden need for excitement, so expect a crazy couple of weeks sandwiched in-between periods of calmer, quieter progress.

Love

Passionate Mars spends the early part of the year in your love zone, so you can expect your relationship to be warm, spontaneous and a lot of fun. If you’re single, the first three months of 2018 are the ideal time for dating – but don’t set out with a preconceived idea of your perfect partner. Let things evolve and unfold. The last three months of the year are less helpful for single Geminis, as Venus turns retrograde. Turn to friendships and family instead, and stop trying too hard.

In an existing relationship, there’s a delicate balancing act to tread in February when career and work issues may eat into time available for love. Mars squares up to Neptune at this time, putting romance on the back burner, much to someone’s displeasure. A Full Moon in March could mark a rise in tensions at home, probably related to this work-life balance issue, but any ensuing argument will help to clear the air so that you can get back on track.

Watch out for control and jealousy issues in April, when Mars conjuncts Saturn in the sexiest part of your chart. Avoid using intimacy as a weapon, or being overly suspicious of your partner. Honesty and openness will help to avoid too much tension at this time.

Work

It’s a nose to the grindstone year – how much hard work are you prepared to put in? Financially, 2018 could be a little stretched, so you may find yourself needing or wanting to look at side hustles to increase your income. A Full Moon in your money zone in early January may mark a shock to the system; this is followed in June and July by two tricky oppositions from the Sun to Saturn and Pluto respectively, both of which indicate financial restraint, belt-tightening and perhaps some losses. The good news, however, is that this financial trouble is likely to inspire and motivate you, rather than scare you. You’ve got this.

You’re starting the year as you mean to go on, with a brilliant Mars-Jupiter conjunction in your daily work zone, which provides you with plenty of go-getting energy, and a rather nice helping of luck and good fortune too. So, whatever it is that the Full Moon brings, you’ll fight back. Good for you. Some of the fight back may involve having to knuckle down in a job you don’t really enjoy. When Jupiter turns retrograde in your daily work zone in March, you’ll be hanging on in there regardless, determined to stick it out.

Your tenacity and perseverance will pay off. Bountiful Jupiter joins forces with idealistic Neptune twice, in May and August, to boost both your ideas and your prospects. Even if finances are up and down, you look to be staying positive and upbeat, which will attract better fortunes your way. As the year closes in December, an excellent Mars-Neptune conjunction in your career zone indicates work which is both lucrative and fulfilling. Don’t give up on pursuing that dream job.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Overview

You’ve spent a lot of time in recent years focusing on other people’s happiness and success, whether that’s at work or within your family and circle of friends. This year, it’s time to take care of yourself better, and to pay closer attention to your most intimate relationship. Batten down the hatches, and turn inwards to focus on what matters most.

The tone for 2018 is set early, with a powerful Full Moon in your own sign in January. This energy encourages you to be more assertive about your own wants and needs, and to learn the gentle art of saying “no” to others. It’s important in these first few months of the year to keep your private life private; the more you open up to others, the more helpful “advice” they will have, which will only serve to confuse you.

Travel beckons this year, especially as a tool for broadening your horizons and expanding your interests. In May and August in particular, two beautiful trines between your passion zone and your travel zone bring opportunities to discover something – or someone – to love. New experiences will enrich your life at any point this year, so don’t be afraid to take on new challenges. You have more courage than you know.

Love

Of all areas of your life, it’s your love life which will need the closest attention in 2018. A promising Mars-Jupiter conjunction in your passion zone heats up the temperature in January, but as the northern spring arrives, there are signs that your relationship may need some TLC. From April to September, both Saturn and Pluto are retrograde in your love zone, indicating power struggles and a real clash of wills. When Mars conjuncts Saturn in April, frustrations could come to a head.

The northern summer months are a time of re-assessment in your love life. That’s not as scary as it sounds. In an established relationship, intimacy issues will need some work during the Mars retrograde period in June, July and August. During this same period, the Cancer Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto in your love zone, so it’s important to put your own ego aside in order to listen to your partner and to acknowledge any problems. Turning a blind eye to relationship niggles will only make things worse, but with open and honest communication, the healing process can quickly get underway.

By the time October arrives, loving Venus is retrograde in your passion zone. Sounds like a bad thing, but actually this is one retrograde which you can embrace. This energy helps you to appreciate what and who you already have. Spend October and November re-imagining your relationship, ready to re-light the spark which drew you together in the first place. Perhaps it’s time for a second honeymoon?

Work

Financially, life looks set to be pretty stable during 2018, and you should be able to maintain or improve your current standard of living. There are some question marks, however, around what exactly you do to earn a living, and whether or not you could and should be doing something more emotionally satisfying. February is a good month to explore this: a square between Mars in your everyday work zone and idealistic Neptune in your philosophy zone highlights your humanitarian instincts. Could you take a sideways move into work which you might find more meaningful or worthwhile?

Ponder on that, but hold on a few months before you make the move. During March and April, Mercury is retrograde in your career zone, so these are not the best months for job hunting or for selling your skills. It is the perfect time for incubating ideas, however, so you can plan where you would like to be and find a way to get there. An inspirational trine between Mars and innovative Uranus will help you find an unusual angle or an ahead-of-its-time concept to run with. Work which combines technology with a social conscience will be especially rewarding for you this year.

The travel vibe I mentioned earlier is relevant to your working life too, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself traveling for work purposes. During May and August in particular, insight into other countries and cultures could help a great deal in terms of moving forwards in your career.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Overview

2018 is a very family focused year for you, Leo. You’ll feel a strong desire to put down or deepen your roots, and you’ll want to spend as much time as possible with your nearest and dearest. If you are hoping to expand the family, a fantastic Mars-Jupiter conjunction in January suggests a new arrival could be on the way. Whether we’re talking baby or hamster here, you’re sure to have lots of love to give and lots of nurturing to do during the coming twelve months.

There are some definite surprises in store for your family life, however – especially with bountiful Jupiter in residence in your family zone for a good part of the year. 2018 could mark a turning point in family life, perhaps with a move to a bigger home, or to a smaller one if older kids are leaving the nest. There may be births, engagements or other excitement you weren’t expecting, but most of the surprises bring definite reasons to smile.

Be careful with your words from August onwards. Mercury turns retrograde in your sign and Uranus, the rebel planet, also retrogrades; this allows the surprises to settle and for a “new normal” to be established, but someone may be misinterpreting what you say or do, in a bid to create mischief. Stand your ground and be as open as possible in your communication style.

Love

Your closest relationship will benefit from the overall loving and family focused vibe this year. However, there are periods of the year where your work-life-family balance is out of synch with your partner, and this could cause some frustrations.

A square between passionate Mars and idealistic Neptune in February gives the first hint that one or both of you are wearing rose tinted glasses, and perhaps ignoring brewing discontent over family time. When Mars moves onto square volatile Uranus – three times, in May, August and September – the problem can no longer be ignored and tempers are likely to flare. In May, the Sun in your career zone opposes happy Jupiter in your family zone, indicating that something has to give. A Lunar Eclipse in your love zone in July may also suggest a crisis point.

Don’t panic. The key is to put ego aside and to find a compromise within your relationship, especially over each other’s careers and working life. The cosmos comes to your aid in this during August and September. In June, with idealistic Neptune turning retrograde, realism gets a bolder grip; with warrior planet Mars also turning retrograde, you have a chance to put conflict aside and to reach pragmatic solutions. By the time December arrives, your work-life balance should be much better and relationship tensions will have eased accordingly. Mars conjuncts romantic Neptune at this time in one of the most passionate areas of your chart, so it looks likely that you will end 2018 on a healing, loving and tender note.

Work

Your career looks likely to develop well in 2018, although as we have already seen, the time and attention you give to work could cause some frustrations in your home and family life. Overall, however, you are putting in a strong showing at work, and it seems likely that your leadership skills be will attracting praise. Innovative Uranus arrives in your career zone in May, where it will spend the next seven years or so – so this year could mark the start of a new chapter in your working life.

Unfortunately, not everyone is pleased for you. In April especially, work place jealousy or resentment is likely to cause some problems. Taskmaster Saturn and power-hungry Pluto are both retrograde in your everyday work zone at this time, and when Mars conjuncts Saturn, tempers at work may flare. Colleagues are likely to prove spiky and unreasonable at times – the best way to handle this is to keep your cool and simply get on with your job. Leave the office politics to those with time to waste.

A much more positive cosmic event is the grand trine in August, which takes place between the Sun in your money zone, Saturn in your everyday work zone and Uranus in your career zone – this should help with an innovative solution to the work-life balance issue, and may also set you off in an entirely new career direction. Exciting times lie ahead!

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Overview

You’re starting 2018 in a very settled mode, Virgo – but perhaps a little bit too settled? You’re well within your comfort zone, but you get the sense that you’re simply treading water a lot of the time. All this is about to change, so put your brave pants on and start looking toward the future.

The first rumblings of change are likely to coincide with March’s Full Moon in your own sign. Suddenly, life looks a little bit samey, a little bit boring, and you’ll start to cast around for ways of switching things up. Come May, when Uranus arrives in your exploration zone, you’ll definitely notice itchy feet and a desire to challenge yourself. Trouble is, being an earth sign, you have a love-hate relationship with change of any kind. A tricky Mars-Uranus square occurs three times this year, in May, August and September, and each time you’ll struggle to reconcile your desire for change with your love of the status quo. Watch out during these periods for an urge to throw it all away and start again.

July is likely to bring something of a wakeup call in terms of your health and wellbeing, especially with the Lunar Eclipse in your health zone. It’s a fabulous time to look into your diet and exercise regime, and to start putting your own needs first. After a bumpy ride during the first half of 2018, you’ll become more comfortable with the pace of change from August onwards, when an earthy grand trine aspect helps you to be your own catalyst for change, rather than merely tolerating it.

Love

If your relationship is floundering, it won’t be helped by family interference in February, when a difficult Mars-Neptune square finds you being given deliberately misleading counsel on affairs of the heart. The northern hemisphere’s spring may also bring some tricky vibes, with Mars and Saturn going head to head in your passion zone, reigning in mutual attraction and making dating anyone new very tough going indeed.

The good news is that May and August could potentially be very special months for your love life. In both months, creative Jupiter trines romantic Neptune, suggesting that you’ll find a new or renewed creative and intellectual attraction with someone very interesting indeed. In June, Neptune turns retrograde in your love zone, highlighting karmic and spiritual links between you and your lover; you’ve known one another before, and it shows, in a good way.

The second half of the year is much better than the first for love and romance, although take care in September to stay grounded. An opposition between the Virgo Sun and Neptune suggests that idealism and escapism in love may be turning those glasses not just rose tinted but positively vivid pink. Keep it real. That way, as the end of the year rolls round, you’ll be able to enjoy a passionate Mars-Neptune conjunction in your love zone. This is what you’ve been waiting for, as your relationship moves to new and special heights.

Work

The first half of 2018 finds you going through the motions at work. You’re earning money, sure, but it’s very much “just a job” and not really lighting your fire. When colleagues become difficult or working conditions become uncomfortable in June, July and August, you may decide that enough is enough. Mars is retrograde in your everyday work zone at this time, so motivation to make that change is low, even though you’re not happy. However, in July a Sun-Mars opposition helps you to pluck up both the courage and the energy to make some changes.

August’s grand trine involves the Virgo Sun, Saturn and Uranus, all working together, creating exciting new work prospects for you – crucially with the opportunity to use your considerable creative abilities. Whatever you’re trained in and whatever career path you’re currently following, it’s stifling you. Look around and see what makes your heart beat a little bit faster. Follow your inspiration to unearth new job opportunities which could be tailor-made for your skills.

Don’t necessarily expect a new direction to pay off instantly, however. As Venus turns retrograde in your money zone in October and November, you may well end up taking a pay cut in order to get this new job or new venture off the ground. It’s a sacrifice, but it’s temporary. Hang on in there, because when you’re doing something you love, the rewards will come.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Overview

Families can be funny things. Yours has been on quite the journey in recent years, but this has created a lot of baggage. During 2018 your family dynamics are set to change for the better, and this is also a year for forgiveness. Forgiving someone important for the wrong they have done to you frees up your emotional energy for healing and for moving forwards, so don’t hesitate to be magnanimous. You can afford to be, as you’re working from a position of emotional strength.

These energies get underway with a bang in April, when serious Saturn and power-hungry Pluto both turn retrograde in your family zone; at the same time, Mars goes head to head with Saturn, in an emotional tug of war from which there can be no winner. This could be a difficult period, but it’s important to remember that in life, everything changes. Nothing ever stays the same. Try to adapt to the changes and indeed, welcome them. You cannot cling to the past.

Things will get much easier in the northern summer months. August’s grand trine is a hugely positive indicator of emotional healing and these energies will prove to you that you can learn from the past, and that yes, you can forgive, if not forget. You’ll end the year with a sense of family togetherness. Although much water passes under the bridge this year, you still understand that you’ve got one another’s backs.

Love

Your love life may be experiencing a rough patch as the year gets underway, not helped by Mercury’s retrograde period at the end of March and into April – it could be difficult to get your words out, or to say what’s really in your heart. However, there’s a new lease of life coming in May, when rebellious Uranus arrives in the sexiest part of your chart, ushering in several adventurous months for your sexuality and your private life.

Whether this is your existing relationship being spiced up, or a brand new and very intense love affair, it will certainly make you smile. Be careful not to take things too far, however. In May, and again in August and September, passionate Mars squares up to Uranus, indicating tempestuous jealousy and the possibility of someone using sex as a weapon or as emotional blackmail. Steady on. Things may come to a head during a Lunar Eclipse in your passion zone in July; watch out for a moment which changes everything. With Mars turning retrograde around this time, it’s important to realize that some things are simply beyond your control.

Once Uranus turns retrograde in August, the intensity should start to lessen, which will be good for your nerves if nothing else! During the second half of the year, karmic and psychic links between you and your lover become more and more prominent, so you’ll end 2018 with a much deeper level of understanding than you thought possible.

Work

Although 2018 begins with your finances and career in reasonable shape, there could be some surprises in store. January’s lucky and creative Mars-Jupiter conjunction occurs in your money zone, so unexpected opportunities to make some money are very welcome. However, once Jupiter turns retrograde in March, money starts to be frittered away at a rather alarming rate. In June and July, you may come under pressure to lend money to a family member, or to bail out a kid in trouble. You’ll feel duty bound to help, even if it’s against your better judgement – and this could be expensive.

A new business venture or new job in the early northern hemisphere springtime starts well enough, but do rein in the risks you are taking. You may be over-reaching, either in terms of your ability or your finances. Don’t be tempted to bluff your way through, as you will be caught out. There’s better news in August, when a lovely Jupiter-Neptune trine indicates a bettering of your position, helped by your imaginative and creative pitch about what you’re worth.

Through sheer hard work and talent, you should be able to survive this year, even with family pressures, but do take expert advice with your finances. This is especially important in October, when a Sun-Uranus opposition suggests that your ego may get in the way of your financial or business judgement. Provided you can keep your spending and your risk-taking under control, you should end 2018 in a stronger position than you started – you’re heading in the right direction.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Overview

How’s your health, Scorpio? Yes, your physical health is good. Great. But what about your mental health? During 2018, you’re being asked to take a good look at your emotional equilibrium and mental wellbeing, and to make some adjustments to help you truly feel at your best. It’s a slightly unpredictable year, with lots of planetary activity in and around your sign, but one thing I do know for sure is that 2018 is a great opportunity for your personal growth.

The year begins on a high, with a fantastic Mars-Jupiter conjunction in your sign, which boosts your confidence and enhances your personal image. This is take-on-the-world stuff, so don’t waste it! By the time March arrives, however, Jupiter is turning retrograde in Scorpio, and your sparkle becomes a little dimmed. There may be further blips and dips in your confidence later in the year too, especially in October, when personable Venus turns retrograde in your own sign, and in early December, when communicative Mercury does likewise.

However, interspersed with these down times, there are opportunities for you to work on yourself and to regain the upper hand. Sometimes you are your own worst enemy, but if you can practice positive habits at the beginning of the year and again mid-year, you will shore up your own self-belief, allowing you to make the most of the year’s more reflective periods for growth and self-understanding.

Love

In May, Uranus, the most rebellious and freedom-loving planet of all, arrives in your love zone, where it will stay for the next seven years or so. This is the beginning of a new era in your personal life – and the first stages may be quite shocking, unsettling or dramatic. In May and again in August and September, warrior planet Mars squares up to Uranus, pitting your love life against your family life in a series of uncomfortable showdowns. Don’t be surprised to find your blood family aghast at your relationship, and doing their best to interfere.

This theme of family interference is likely to continue through the northern summer. When Mars turns retrograde in your family zone between June and August, things may come to a head. In July, there is a potent Lunar Eclipse in your family zone, which may indicate a point of no return for one side of the argument. Stay calm, and do what is right for you.

Fortunately, from August onwards, the situation quietens down a little. Uranus turns retrograde in your love zone, reminding you that “normal” is good. Find peace in everyday life with your sweetheart and stop looking for the next fight. Apart from a difficult Sun-Uranus opposition in October, when your selfish streak may cause trouble in love, the signs are that the rest of the year will allow the dust to settle; you’ll find your feet slowly and your relationship will be all the stronger for what it has survived.

Work

Creativity at work goes hand in hand this year with a rather impulsive streak, which is quite unlike you. To successfully harness and develop your brilliant ideas, you’ll need patience and staying power, and the will to wait for the right moment. Mars and Uranus drive forwards innovation and invention in March, helping you find surprising solutions to old problems. Optimistic Jupiter in your sign gets an imaginative boost from Neptune in May and August, so these are also ripe times for creating a new venture or for marketing yourself well in your existing career - provided you don’t rush in without due care.

However, a difficult Mars-Neptune square in February activates your money zone and your risk zone. Hasty decisions on finances could come back to haunt you this year. Mercury turns retrograde in your career zone in August, so you may need to take a step back at this time. Plan your future path by all means, but don’t push ahead foolishly at a moment when the risks are too high. In November, reckless Mars squares up to Jupiter, again activating your money and risk zones, so watch out for someone who encourages you to throw caution to the wind, yet remains safely protected themselves.

If you can develop an instinct for good timing, there is much this year to suggest very satisfying career progress. Work to your own agenda and your own pace, and don’t allow yourself to be rushed. When the world is ready for you, you’ll know!

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Overview

If there’s one message being shouted loud from the cosmos towards you this year, it’s this: stop coasting. You have been sitting back for a while now, reasonably comfy in your status quo but not really going places. This year, it’s time to make more and better use of your talents, and to push yourself well and truly out of your comfort zone.

Early on in the year, around February, you may face the weight of unrealistic family expectations, especially in how much you are expected to care for others. With warrior planet Mars in your own sign at this time, a clash with idealistic Neptune could lead to a lot of resentment or guilt. Make sacrifices where appropriate, but don’t allow other family members to escape their share of the responsibility. Between March and July, Jupiter turns retrograde in the most spiritual sector of your chart. This could be a time of spiritual crisis, and that sense of guilt is still hanging around your shoulders. Whether you have a particular faith or not, talk to those around you who share the same beliefs, and listen to the advice you receive.

It's in the northern summer where you will really feel the push to stretch yourself. A Lunar Eclipse in July highlights your education and training. Should you go back to school for a while? With Mars retrograde in your learning zone, the focus is on what you don’t yet know. Expand your mind. Take on more. Learn and grow. That’s where you’ll find true satisfaction.

Love

Communication doesn’t always come easily this year, especially with those you love the most. While family pressures mount, Mercury turns retrograde in your passion zone in March, so making time for your sweetheart proves difficult. The good news is that a fiery and flirtatious Mars-Uranus trine during this time heats things up nicely. You may not have much time together, but what time you do have you can certainly put to good use! Flirting and date nights will strengthen and shore up your closest relationship, helping to keep that sparkle alive.

If you’re single and looking for love, don’t look too far afield. The special someone you seek is probably right under your nose. A colleague, friend or casual acquaintance may suddenly become so much more, if only you open your eyes and realize what’s staring you in the face.

Whether you’re in an established relationship or not, the northern winter months look sure to be cozy. A beautiful Mars-Neptune conjunction in December is highly romantic. Occurring primarily in your family zone, this influence will also soften the family tensions which have been around all year, freeing up more time for you to spend with your absolute favorite person.

Work

This year is not without its financial challenges. You never know, though. Perhaps this is fate’s way of jolting you into action. Get up off that sofa and get working! A Full Moon in March in your career zone may well be the trigger for events during March which leave you needing to work some financial magic. With both Saturn and Pluto retrograde in your money zone between April and September, this is easier said than done. However, unpredictable Uranus arrives in your everyday work zone in May, bringing flashes of genius and off-the-wall ideas which might just succeed. Don’t overlook your crazier notions. There is gold within.

In May and again in August, help is at hand from a family member or close personal friend. Bountiful Jupiter trines imaginative Neptune at these times, so listen to those closest to you for inspiration and advice on your career or business. Although your creativity may feel blocked in June, during a tricky Sun-Saturn opposition, you do have what it takes to get a new venture off the ground now.

An earthy grand trine in August activates your career, money and everyday work zones, and surrounds you with positive, sensible, can-do energy. This is the time to get to grips with any financial or career problems, and to make a fresh start where necessary. New plans made at this time stand an excellent chance of success. Keep moving forwards and remember: if it’s difficult, it’s probably worth doing!

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Overview

With lots of emotions swirling around you, 2018 looks set to be a sensitive and thoughtful year for you, Capricorn. You sense that you are at a turning point in life, which makes you anxious and slightly fearful. The planets this year may bring you concern and worries, but you’ll also benefit from a huge amount of emotional support. Your loved ones come closer than ever, which is a blessing in trying times. You’re not always sure who you can trust, and this year does highlight those trust issues. Although one particular friend may let you down, however, you will discover that more people care than you knew.

The year begins with a blip in your confidence as Mars squares up to Neptune in February. Secrets may be revealed, or you might feel on edge for no real reason. Between March and July, jovial Jupiter is retrograde in your friends zone, so you are likely to feel lost at large gatherings, or unable to assert your identity within your social group. For a similar period, between April and September, Saturn – your ruler – and Pluto are both retrograde in your identity zone. Watch out for taking on too much at this time. People may take advantage of your good nature, and you may have to step away from someone who is using you.

When you feel anxious this year, try to find unusual or even eccentric solutions. Getting creative will help enormously. Once free-spirited Uranus moves into your leisure zone in May, new hobbies will build both your confidence and your social network.

Love

Your romantic life is calm and ordered as 2018 begins, and the status quo suits you just fine. There is some excitement to come, however, particularly in May, when rebel planet Uranus arrives in your passion zone. Trying hard to inject some pizazz and sparkle into your love life will pay dividends – don’t allow yourself to get into a rut with love. Be careful not to push too hard. In June and July there are hints of a stalemate between you and your lover, when the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto in your own sign. If you have been together for some time, your sweetheart may not appreciate your sudden desire to recapture your dating days!

You’ll get the balance right in August, when an earthy grand trine aspect highlights your flirtatious side and your well-hidden adventurous nature. This is an excellent time for re-inventing your relationship with confidence and – crucially! – with the blessing of your partner too. Together you can start afresh, but it must be an equal partnership, not just you wanting to push for something different.

As the northern winter arrives, a lack of trust between you and your sweetheart could lead to some divisive arguments. As Mercury turns retrograde in your house of secrets, try to be more open with your lover. Share your darkest fears and your strangest dreams. Opening up will bring you closer; hiding from one another will increase the distance between you.

Work

The main issues with your career this year also revolve around trust, and around your willingness to take risks. You have big ideas and big ambitions, but somehow you often seem to lack the impetus to do anything about them. Motivation is tricky in May, August and September this year, when an awkward square between Mars and Uranus leads to you regretting an impulsive action at work. Once bitten, twice shy, so you will be correspondingly less willing to take another risk at another point in the year.

However, when it comes to risk, you can be your own worst enemy. As Mars turns retrograde in June in your money zone, being overly cautious with your money can be almost as bad as being too reckless with it. Expect a turning point in July during the Lunar Eclipse in this zone of your chart. Run your ideas past your partner, since your money and your future income is very much his or her business too. Try to seek expert advice about finances. Some careers advice or life coaching wouldn’t be a bad idea either – get help with crystalizing and clarifying your ambitions, and creating a step by step plan for achieving them.

A tense opposition between the Sun and Mars in July suggests a reluctance to share; it could be that a relative or friend asks you for help, but you’re not entirely sure you want to give it. Whether you’re being asked for money, contacts or hands-on help, think carefully. Decide whether to help or not based on what you know about this person and their trustworthiness, not based on duty or a desire to be seen to be doing the right thing.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Overview

2018 looks certain to bring many changes for you, Aquarius – but that’s a good thing, right? You hate it when life stays the same for too long. Lucky you: there’s not much chance of that this year! Much of the change is set to be in and around your family life, but you will also be re-thinking your career options and re-assessing your personal values.

Between April and September, serious Saturn and power-hungry Pluto are retrograde in your sacrifice zone. This means you’re unlikely to want to compromise, especially where your principles are involved. Rules are made to be broken at this time, and if someone pushes you, you’ll react by breaking even more. Freedom and individuality are always important to you, but now more than ever. You’ll ruffle feathers in your ongoing quest against authority. This is a year when you can make a difference and make your voice heard as an individual against the powers that be, but be sure that you’re fighting this fight for the right reasons.

Unconventional Uranus arrives in your family zone in May, and will stay here for the next seven years. When this planet turns retrograde in August, your very definitely non-standard family lifestyle comes under an uncomfortable spotlight. You can hack this, but can your loved ones? As Mars turns retrograde in your identity zone through July and August, you’ll need to pick your battles wisely with family members. Take them with you, don’t motivate them against you. The Lunar Eclipse in July may bring matters to a head here, so be prepared. The good news is that August’s grand trine is transformational for your family life and for your personal values too – so if you are looking to create a new lifestyle this will be when you start to break through.

Love

In your love life this year, be careful to avoid selfishness. A Lunar Eclipse in your love zone in January hints at the problem – you are very busy thinking about what you want and need, but you tend to just assume that your sweetheart feels likewise. They might not. Find out – ask! Just because your sweetie hasn’t created an argument about something does not mean that he or she fully supports the idea either. Talk about it!

In July, a tense opposition between the Sun and Mars indicates that you are likely to be still putting yourself first. You value independence within a relationship, which is fine – but within your partnership, you must show more respect for your partner’s feelings, ideas and wishes. It’s not that you don’t care; you’re simply so busy with and so excited by your own plans and ideas that you forget to find out if everyone is as on board as you are.

As Mercury turns retrograde in your love zone in August, communication problems may continue – but it’s during this time that family lifestyle issues are likely to resolve themselves, so keep on communicating, keep on opening the dialogue. You’ll get there. Given the changes coming to your family this year, it’s not surprising that there are tense moments. Going into this with a loving and open heart will do a lot to heal any wounds.

Work

After a fortunate career period over the last few years, things may seem to stagnate slightly in early 2018. Bountiful Jupiter is retrograde in your career zone between March and July, and this vibe asks you to question the point of your work. What does it mean? Does it make a difference? Does it fulfil you? If not, why not?

This soul searching over your means of income is something of a luxury, however, so don’t be surprised if your sweetheart becomes impatient or exasperated with you over it. In May, especially, an opposition between the Sun and Jupiter pits your career zone and your family zone against one another, so it’s safe to say that your plans may not at this stage enjoy the full support of your long-suffering other half.

He or she will start to come around to your way of thinking later in May, and again in August, when a delightful trine between Jupiter and imaginative Neptune paves the way for an increase in income – and one you can accept with good conscience too, as the ethics behind this extra work are sound. Don’t let this increase go to your head. When Neptune turns retrograde in your money zone between June and November, your “easy come, easy go” attitude to finance could bother more sensitive souls. Try to act with a little caution. Come December, a startlingly positive Mars-Neptune conjunction helps you to make more money AND feel good about it, as your career shifts into a more meaningful and spiritually aligned direction.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Overview

Looking for answers, Pisces? You’re right to search. You may not find all the answers in 2018, but your desire to seek them bodes well for your spiritual growth this year. Sometimes the energies around you this year will be a little bit vague and ephemeral, so don’t be surprised if you go through some periods of feeling emotional or anxious but without really knowing why. Your higher self is figuring things out, and that takes some time.

Intellectual Jupiter turns retrograde in your adventure zone in March, and in April, Saturn and Pluto do likewise in your objectives zone. Taken together, these influences spark a journey of the soul. You don’t know where you’re heading, but you sense the need to get going. During May and again in August, it’s important that you seek to be happy with yourself. Pay no heed to what others think of you. It’s not important. As Jupiter trines spiritual Neptune in your identity zone, the only thing that matters is your opinion of yourself.

Once your ruling planet Neptune turns retrograde in June, you may feel slightly lost and out of the loop. Warrior planet Mars also turns retrograde in your community zone, driving you to seek out those who feel the same way. Band together with like-minded souls and feel the power of togetherness. There is a Lunar Eclipse in July in the most spiritual part of your chart, which may take your breath away. Expect sudden spiritual insight, weird coincidences or a turning point in your spiritual life.

Love

If you’re single and looking for love, there’s good news. Your chances of meeting someone special are strong in July and August, when a retrograde Mars drives you to take shelter within your “tribe”, and among like-minded souls. Look there for a lover who truly understands you. In an established relationship, you will spend much of 2018 exploring your karmic and spiritual links. In July, for example, an imposing opposition between the ego-driven Sun and passion-driven Mars results in revelations about how you two met in a previous life, or what your joint soul mission might be.

The northern summer months are an inspirational time for your love life. August’s grand trine aspect activates your love zone and urges you to seek intellectual stimulation from your partner, and to step away from shallow physical attraction. It’s important to keep things grounded and real, however. In September, watch out for too much conflict-avoidance on your part. As the Sun opposes Neptune, you may be simply storing up problems for the future. If something needs to be discussed, talk about it now.

The Northern Hemisphere winter brings a beautiful conjunction between Mars and Neptune in your identity zone, which is a wonderful indicator of mesmerizing seasonal romance. The next holiday season should be one to remember for all the right reasons! Within an existing partnership, bring back the first flush of romance with plenty of poetry, music and romantic gestures.

Work

If your finances have been a bit stretched recently, January should bring a sigh of relief. Once rebel planet Uranus turns direct in your money zone, your income should start to bounce back nicely. However, be careful if your income depends upon your reputation – if you are a freelancer, for example, or someone well known in your industry. A difficult square between Mars and Neptune in February suggests disruption caused by a scandal of some kind. Be whiter than white, or be prepared to face the consequences!

After February onwards, your career takes a creative turn. Helped by a brilliant and inventive trine between Mars and Uranus, you’ll probably start to think outside the box, creating new ideas, new solution and new income streams. This would be a fantastic time to be involved in social media or online business ventures, or indeed with any kind of cutting edge tech. If you can blend the very modern with good old-fashioned courtesy and business ethics, you have a winning formula.

The notion of finding your spiritual tribe applies this year at work too. From April onwards, you may want to tighten your niche, and to look for work more closely connected to your heart. A new career in health, wellbeing, counselling or guidance of some kind would suit you perfectly. Don’t limit your dreams to the field where you already work. Go where your heart takes you!

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