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January 20th, 2019
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Overview

How much do you trust your loved ones? Your friends? Your enemies? Today, expect to have your faith in people tested during the Lunar Eclipse - but the good news is that the huge majority of people will not let you down. Maybe it's time to be a little less suspicious, especially if you're a Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces.

Loosen your hold on loved ones too and allow them to make their own mistakes. Looking ahead, Thursday is set to be an emotional day, but by confronting fears or trauma you can start to heal.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


All those emotions churning inside you need an outlet -- but lashing out at someone is not the best idea. A much better, more proactive way to contain the flood of feeling that rages within you is also a simple one: Get some exercise. Go jogging. Do some gardening. Aim some kicks at the heavy bag at the gym. Do some pushups. Anything vigorously physical will blunt the edge of the strong emotions that course through you today.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Your family and friends are very important to you, and today you're extra aware of that fact. If you could reach out and envelop everyone you love in a big hug, you would. But some of your dear ones are far away, so send them an email or a nice note to let them know you're thinking of them. Invite the ones who are nearby over for dinner. Make a feast that everyone can enjoy.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Feelings you've been trying to ignore -- or maybe ones you didn't even realize you had -- come to the surface today. Instead of your usual witty, laugh-a-minute persona, now you're emotional and introspective. It's okay if you want to stay home and keep your own counsel, but do record your feelings in your blog or journal. You'll want to go over them again later, when you can be more objective about them.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Your mood has gentled. Suddenly, you can see the past, present and future at once -- a continuous line of love and experience, people and events connected by feeling. Steep yourself in the past today, but only for a few moments. Your focus should be forward, toward your bright future. Today could be the start of an important, month-long project, if you turn your attention ahead of you.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


You wake up in a loving mood, in need of closeness and affection. Even if you have a lot of work to do today, be sure to spend some time with loved ones, too, because it's reassuring to know those connections are still strong. Of course, work makes you feel secure in a different way, and that's important now, too. Strike a balance between soothing your need for emotional connection and your need for financial stability.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Turn your discerning eye toward your home today. Get down-and-dirty about cleaning and making things more comfortable for yourself and your family. Wash the sheets and towels, scrub the floors and baseboards, dust the blinds and polish the windows. But don't spend the entire day doing (or supervising!) these tasks. Reserve some time in the evening to sit and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with all your hard work.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


You're in a sentimental mood. You want everyone you love to know how much you care for them. Old memories pull at you, and might even bring tears to your eyes. You're saturated in feeling -- waterlogged, even! Revel in this state, but try to avoid emotional eating or retail therapy. These are two of your favorite ways to avoid your feelings. Today, it's better just to face them, even if they're bittersweet.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


You may not admit it -- you can't stand admitting weaknesses, even to your closest friends -- but you're feeling vulnerable today. This might be a specific worry related to your work, your finances or your future, or it might be a general feeling of anxiety that casts a cloud over the whole day. Try to avoid emotional eating or lashing out at loved ones. Do some deep breathing and write in your journal.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


You've always been better with action than with words, and today you might put your foot in your mouth. You try to be honest, but it's hard to talk about your emotions, and sometimes you end up blaming someone else for something that's within your control. You also might indulge today in emotional eating -- trying to fill the void with food. At least this cloudy mood will pass soon.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


It's hard not to feel emotionally vulnerable today. Suddenly, you're extra aware of how precious your loved ones are, and how lucky you are to live such a comfortable, secure existence. And with that awareness comes the twin awareness that these blessings aren't permanent. Don't let that thought scare you, Capricorn. This is about learning to live in the moment, and being grateful for what you have and hold now.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Suddenly, your mood may be cloudy. You aren't comfortable feeling this emotional. It's as if your heart itself is heavy, water-logged with sentimental memories of the past and tricky, troublesome emotions. But maybe there's some part of your past or your emotional life that you need to face today. If you have unresolved feelings, face them now. If you keep bottling them up, you'll never release them.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


A sentimental mood washes over you. You feel deeply connected to every being around you, be they human, feline, canine or some other member of nature's kingdom. Reach out to the people and pets in your immediate sphere of influence -- your family and close friends -- and turn your nurturing energy toward them. One of them could probably use a good dose of your strength, kindness and caring.
January 21st, 2019
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Overview

A Mars-Saturn square is not the ideal way to start a new working week - there's so much obstinacy here that it's a miracle if anything gets done. Cardinal signs - Aries, Capricorn, Libra and Cancer - should be careful not to be so deliberately difficult that they end up acting against their own best interests. Take a step back and lower the heat on any arguments. There is a clear path of right and wrong here, but it may take courage to admit to being on the wrong side of the line. Looking ahead, Friday's energies are very positive and optimistic.

The Mars-Jupiter trine encourages big ideas and bold plans.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Your forthright opinions and zippy style should make you an instant favorite with coworkers, friends or dates. If you're already coupled, your sweetie is sure to notice and appreciate how on you are right now. The same goes for any projects you tackle today. You'll bring undeniable pizzazz to the table, and you'll keep everyone entertained and inspired. Enjoy this brief winning streak. Maybe you can use it to spark an important beginning.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Material comfort makes you feel secure. Thus, wealth seems desirable to you. But right now, it may not actually benefit you. You're in a particularly insecure frame of mind, and your automatic, instinctive response might be to run to the nearest shopping mall and start racking up the credit card charges. Circumvent consumer debt by being self-aware instead of status-conscious. Seek out true, intangible riches. You know what they are.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Break out the snappy jokes and good cheer. You're in a great mood today, and you can work pretty much any crowd like a pro. Hey, if you can get your colleagues laughing at a dreary business meeting, that's just points in your favor! And at a party, you're sure to draw the admiration of someone special, if that's what you want. Support of all types is headed your way, so take advantage.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


This is one of those introverted days, when you just don't feel like putting on a brave face and going out to do battle with the world. And why should you? You have plenty to focus on at home, such as nurturing yourself and your sweetie, or fortifying your finances and other personal systems. You actually welcome slow, simple days like this one. You know from experience that with a little effort, your daily life could be even sweeter than it already is.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


You're creative and dedicated at the same time. That's a wonderful combination, especially in times like this, when you know you're poised at a new beginning. Today is all about integrating new elements into your career, your home life or your love life, while still staying faithful to the original. Artists, scientists and entrepreneurs are sure to have defy everyone's expectations, as they start a new, charmed cycle of life.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


You've been around the block a time or two, and you know how the world works. So you can afford to be at least a little romantic today. Warm, lighthearted energy is blowing through your life like a sweet little breeze. Follow its scent; it'll lead you straight to someone special. Or, if you're going solo right now, treat yourself to dinner and a movie. It's good to take yourself out on a date. Sometimes, your own company is the best there is.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Whatever might be going on in your life -- a heavy workload, a budding romance, a hectic traveling schedule -- don't compare your situation to anyone else's, no matter how sorely you're tempted. You're going your way, and everyone else is going theirs. Of course, that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to connect with some of them. This is a great time to hook up with friends, have a date, or go to a party. The main point is, if you go at your own pace today, you'll get somewhere.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Are you coming across as a know-it-all? If people rebel against your attempts at controlling them, focus on why you're pretending to be in charge. Maybe, deep down, you're feeling vulnerable. Ah-ha! Now, there's a thought. If you have a close friend or intimate partner you can open up to, now would be a good time to get vulnerable. If you talk out your feelings, you're likely to realize they're just that -- feelings, and not a reflection of reality.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Today brings energy, movement, learning and teaching. A friendship or love affair could blossom or move to an exciting new level. You'll explore these inner realms with zest and vigor. Enjoy being both the master and the student. This heady mixture of giving and receiving feels absolutely wonderful now, but be mindful of the first impression you make on others. Tact is still appreciated, even in moments of great passion. After all, a hearty appetite shouldn't eclipse good manners.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


You're feeling disgruntled. A close relationship seems a little rocky now, and you're in no mood to adjust your behavior in deference to someone else. But inflexibility only hurts you in the long run. Relationships are about both people involved, so if you're stubbornly clinging to your own viewpoint, you're sending the message that you don't care about the other person's feelings. Try a different tack, like smiling and charming your way out of this. It's sure to be more effective.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


You've slipped into an impersonal mood and it's cooling off your close connections. Maybe you just feel like being on your own today. Maybe you think you can get more done if you fly solo. Either way, it's okay, but you know you're going to have to engage sooner or later. So why not do so now? A warm bond is so much more fun than aloof, distance. Instead of pushing people away, remember why you like them so much.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


If someone accuses you of arrogance today, don't take it too personally. Instead, consider the charge objectively. What are you doing that looks to others like egotism? Self-importance usually isn't your style; in fact, you err far more often on the side of selflessness. For that reason, it's time to take a careful look at yourself to see where this might be coming from. If you realize you've been a little overbearing in some area of your life, you can make the proper amends.
January 22nd, 2019
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Overview

It's romance all the way today - get set for an onslaught of kittens, rainbows, poetry and sweet nothings! With Venus now conjunct Jupiter, single people looking for love are highly likely to have an interesting day; those in an established relationship should find it easy to bring back some spontaneity and magic too. For Sagittarius, Aries and Leo, this is an especially fortunate day financially too. Love and money - what's not to adore about that?

Looking ahead, the impossible is very appealing on Saturday as the Moon opposes Uranus - but can you make it work?

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Are you eyeing a new job, a better apartment, or a potential admirer? Move forward and claim your prize. Whatever you want is well within your grasp today, if only because you're moving so fast. You can reach your goals before they know what hit 'em! You're often energetic, but the kind of vitality you're feeling now isn't all that common, and it can lead to excellent things if you take the time to channel it.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


The slightly anxious, irritable mood you're in has you feeling needy and selfish. Maybe you're working a little harder, seeing dollar signs, or maybe you're spending a little too much on things you can't really afford. Either way, stop and honestly consider whether you're amassing wealth or just money-grubbing. Cast a stern eye on your own enterprises, and fix anything that looks bad as soon as you can. You'll bring on real feelings of relief and prosperity.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Knowledge is good, but being able to express it is even better. And that's you today. You can relate with just about anyone, and bring them over to your corner -- even when it comes to controversial or unpopular issues. If you're canvassing for interest in your new project, look forward to at least modest success now. Socially and romantically, things could also take off for you. Today promises to be not only enjoyable, but rewarding.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


If someone invites you out today, you're likely to turn them down. Why go out when you're more content playing at home, with the people you love best? You're feeling relaxed and easygoing enough to let someone else choose the game. You might even accept the role of second best, and let them win. This is just a measure of your ego, or lack thereof. You don't need to dominate; you just need to connect in a genuine, heartfelt way.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


You're graceful, intense, and in the moment, and it feels great. You'll naturally claim the spotlight, whether at the water cooler or a dinner party, mingling with old friends and new admirers. You're putting out an incredibly magnetic vibe, and everyone's drawn in. But what about tomorrow? That's worth considering. Today could amount to a lot more than passing fun, if you put your mind to it. Take appropriate steps if you want to start something that lasts.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Inspiration may be low-key today. If it hits you at all, it'll do so at a subtle level. But you're sharp-witted enough to recognize a good thing when it comes knocking. When you hear that quiet tapping, you'll know this is your chance to pursue the truth. Trust in your instincts as you move along this personal journey. Whatever it is you're after, you'll discover the real thing soon, and it's sure to dazzle you with genuine beauty.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Laughter shared with friends -- there's nothing better. The pure enjoyment of being with the people you like best in the whole world -- for you, this is what life's all about. These good feelings truly feed your soul. Make it a point to appreciate your blessings today. Most of all, enjoy this little break. You're energetic and feel attractive and magnetic, and you're effortlessly drawing admirers. Bask in the glow!

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


A snooty attitude won't fly with your friends or sweetheart. If you're sensing some resistance coming your way, try backing off and working with what you actually know. People will appreciate your humility, and their kinder attitudes will help you get in a better mood faster. If all of that just seems impossible now, spend some time alone, or sweat out your frustrations at the gym. This tense spot shouldn't last long.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Friends and family adore you even more than usual today, because you're impulsively giving gifts from the heart. Maybe you'll host an impromptu party and supply all the beverages and snacks. Or maybe you'll take your sweetheart and a few friends on a trip, and offer to foot the bill. Just make sure you can afford it before going too far. Magnanimous gestures are wonderful, but not if they put you in the red.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Unfortunately, in times of stress, you tend to cling to the status quo. You'd almost rather stay in a rut than find a way out. But if you're feeling stuck and frustrated today, don't make it worse by refusing to consider alternative solutions. You're actually feeling disconnected from your own passion, whether that's passion toward your honey, your work, or life itself. It's time to reconnect with that sense of excitement. You can do it.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


You like the fact that your direct approach sets you apart. You say what you mean and mean what you say, even if it's an unpopular opinion. But unpopular opinions set you apart in a way that isn't comfortable for anyone. And separating yourself from the group means you can't keep up with others' feelings, needs, and agendas. If going it alone is really the only way, then do it. Just don't isolate yourself today.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


When it comes to your health and your love life, things may not be quite as rosy as you'd like. You've been slacking a bit, maybe because you're busy or run down. It's difficult to balance eating right, getting enough exercise, and hanging out with your sweetheart, but don't get used to offering excuses. Instead, gather as much information and inspiration as you can, and move forward toward a better, more fulfilling life. It'll all work out -- you'll see.
Week of January 20, 2019
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Overview

This week’s Supermoon Lunar Eclipse in Leo highlights a showdown where pride and egos may clash. However, rational Mercury shifts into intelligent Aquarius, so there’s a good chance that common sense will prevail over drama and showmanship.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Anger may be your instinctive reaction to events this week but try to take a step back rather than reacting impulsively. All is not necessarily as it seems, and your anger may be misdirected. Wait for clarification.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Expect to find your sense of self or your identity challenged in some way. The Lunar Eclipse prompts you to think about your roots and your history; this is a good time to get answers about what makes you you.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Do you have all the training you need to do your job well? It may be time to ask for or even demand some extra training or some new skills. Don't accept the status quo if there is an easy way - through education - to improve it.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


A financial shock may come your way, courtesy of the Lunar Eclipse - but don't panic. Even if you have to re-think your budget or find an extra way to earn some cash, you've got this. Adjust your way of thinking and all will be well.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


The Lunar Eclipse in your sign urges you to stand up for yourself or to be firm about your rights. You're not currently getting what is due to you or what you deserve, but it's within your power to change that. Don't be afraid to be heard.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Vivid dreams or even waking experiences hint at messages from the cosmos for you this week, Virgo. The Lunar Eclipse teaches you something about your soul journey, but you'll easily miss this vital information if your mind is closed.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


The Lunar Eclipse is very liberating for you, giving you the confidence to say and do things you wouldn't normally dare to do. Take full advantage of this by being assertive and firm about what you need, what you want and what you will do.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Expect dealings with authority figures to become a little challenging this week, as the Lunar Eclipse activates your ambitions zone. Those in power are not very co-operative. Where you have the power, do better. Listen before you lead.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Unexpected travel opportunities should be grabbed with enthusiasm this week. Stepping out of the familiar - whether literally through travel or more subtly by changing your routines - will bring great benefits and rewards.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


The debt you owe to others - financial, practical or emotional - is exposed this week and it's important that you take steps to repay. Think carefully about how you can make good on your promises. Expect others to make good on theirs too.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


In your closest relationship, be careful not to become selfish or too single-minded. The Lunar Eclipse reminds you that love is about give and take. Give more and take less for a while, so that your relationship can grow and heal.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Your health, whether mental, physical or spiritual, is in the spotlight during this Lunar Eclipse. Make positive plans for change and look to establish new and healthier habits. It's never too late to take better care of yourself.
January 2019
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Overview

The festivities of the last few weeks will seem a distant memory as January gets underway. A Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on January 5th is a stark reminder that responsibilities loom large – for many of us, this will mark a return to hard work. New Year blues are a distinct possibility for many, especially those working in jobs they do not enjoy.

Help is soon at hand, however, courtesy of Venus’ arrival in optimistic Sagittarius on January 7th. This energy brings new ideas and fresh possibilities. We need focus and concentration in order to make the most of this potential, however, otherwise exciting new plans could remain just that – plans, with no action being taken. It’s important to balance dreams and goals with actual practical steps, and this is underlined on January 13th when a difficult Jupiter-Neptune square promises much but delivers little.

Vagueness evaporates on January 18th when a passionate Venus-Mars trine raises the temperature and gives fiery impetus to love, business and pleasure pursuits. A few days later, the Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon in Leo helps us to find that dramatic flourish which all the best plans need – and this in turn is perfectly timed for the very fortunate Venus-Jupiter conjunction on January 22nd; it’s at this point that brilliant ideas can really take flight.

As January ends, Mercury shifts into Aquarius, which although noted for its innovation is a fixed sign. In the rush for something new and novel, don’t overlook the value of what you already have.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Your creativity and your willingness to take a risk: these two things are what will decide how much you enjoy January. Creativity is the last thing on your mind as the year gets underway and indeed the Solar Eclipse on January 5th may serve as an unpleasant reminder that you are not enjoying your work. Pressure to succeed comes from all directions, but it's hard to succeed when your heart isn't in it. Fortunately, fresh ideas are coming your way. Once Venus arrives in your philosophy zone on January 7th, you will discover a new potential avenue - one in which your freedom to be yourself is much greater.

It's good to feel excited about this but do make sure that you stay realistic too. This new direction is going to be hard work and the Jupiter-Neptune square on January 13th reminds you that you can't just cross your fingers and hope. You must put in the effort and be willing to take the risk. Let your imagination take flight and think laterally to get around any objections. An energizing trine between Venus and Mars on January 18th will boost your enthusiasm and draw out your passion for your new ideas.

There's even a hint here that new love (or newly invigorated love) could come to you via your change of direction - how fabulous would that be? You may get cold feet around January 20th when the Lunar Eclipse Supermoon highlights exactly how much of a risk a new venture is - but just a couple of days later a super-fortunate Venus-Jupiter conjunction proves that you're on the right track.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


This January is about change and learning to distinguish between what you can and cannot control. A Solar Eclipse in your philosophy zone on January 5th may find you questioning truth and justice in a particularly personal way, perhaps in relation to a family situation or a major case in the news. Take the anger you feel by being rendered helpless and channel it into constructive change. Venus' arrival in your passion zone on January 7th brings healing and a deeper sense of purpose to your closest relationship, but a tense square between Jupiter and Neptune on the 13th suggests that here too, you feel that some things are simply beyond your control. This could cause frustrations in your love life, especially if you have previously tried to mold your partner into something they really are not.

Help is at hand on January 18th when a fiery trine between Venus and Mars brings you the energy and motivation to make the best of the situation. Surrender to your feelings and accept that neither you nor your partner are perfect - and that's OK. A Lunar Eclipse in your home zone on January 20th suggests a change of residence or a need to better balance work and home. This is all to the good, as reinforced by a beautiful Venus-Jupiter conjunction in this same zone on January 22nd - this very fortunate cosmic influence highlights the karmic links in your family relationships and brings a sense of calm around the changes at home.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Loving vibes this January focus on romance and tenderness, but there's a lot to learn about yourself and your partner too. You're a creature of logic and reason, but it's time now to listen much more to your intuition and instincts. Something which happens around the time of the Solar Eclipse on January 5th will highlight how your inner consciousness knows far more than your conscious mind does. Meanwhile, romance is high on the agenda once Venus arrives in your love zone on January 7th. This is very sweet and appealing energy, but bouncy and energetic with it, like a lovestruck puppy.

Perfect for finding and getting to know a new partner if you're single, or for bringing some fun back into an existing, stable relationship. Watch out for increasing work demands infringing upon your love life, however. When Jupiter and Neptune square up on January 13th, keep your partner on board with your plans through good communication. A passionate Mars-Venus trine on January 18th lights up your love life once again but the Lunar Eclipse a couple of days later reminds you that you still have a lot to learn about what makes your sweetheart tick. Spend time listening to and learning about his or her life goals and aligning them to your own, especially around the 22nd when Venus conjuncts Jupiter in a magical display of mutual support and commitment.

January rounds out with Mercury's arrival in your travel zone - let the journey commence!

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Drama in a relationship gives way to uncertainty at work, but this month's vibes encourage you to roll with it - change happens. A make or break situation in your closest relationship arises around January 5th as the Solar Eclipse falls in your love zone. If you truly want to stay together, you will, but if you have any doubts at all, this is your opportunity to move on. Either way, colleagues and workmates will be a strong source of support to you once Venus shifts into your work zone on January 7th - trust these friends to have your interests at heart. A week later, a muddled and confusing square between Jupiter and Neptune brings changes at work which seem strange or out of place to you.

You're not quite sure what's going on and that sends your anxiety levels into top gear. Try to stay calm and just go along with events for now. A fire trine between Mars and Venus on January 18th promises that you'll see the good in these changes, eventually. Expect a small crisis of confidence around January 20th, when the Lunar Eclipse highlights your self-worth and you find yourself questioning and second guessing your own abilities. Fortunately, a few days later a beautiful Venus-Jupiter conjunction in your work zone puts you in the spotlight and proves to you - everyone else already knew - that you do have what it takes and that your skills are very valued.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Are you living your dream? If - like many us - you're not, then this month's vibes will bring you pause for thought and opportunities for change. For a start, getting back to work after the holidays is not easy - and when the Solar Eclipse on January 5th brings a mini crisis at work, you may realize that you're worth more than this. A couple of days later, leisurely Venus shifts into your joy zone and it will become more important than ever to you that you can spend your time doing something you actually enjoy. Think about how your hobbies or under-used skills could translate into extra income or even a totally new direction.

It is possible to do a job that you love. It's not always that simple, however, and around January 13th you may discover that financial and other pressures stand in the way of the changes you would like to make. It's not easy to follow your whims at this time and promises from others are frustratingly vague. Gather up your courage and prepare to go it alone if necessary - because the fire trine on January 18th will show you that change and upheaval can be stimulating as well as scary. It's time to take that leap.

The fast pace of change catches up with you on January 20th with a Lunar Eclipse in your own sign bringing emotions and vulnerabilities to the surface. However, a lovely Venus-Jupiter conjunction in your joy zone on January 22nd reminds you that you're making the right choice. Do more of what makes you smile, no matter what the cost.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Tempers may flare over a family situation this January but getting things out into the open will eventually turn out to be a blessing. An angry outburst from you on or around January 5th links to the Solar Eclipse, which has a knack of forcing the issue one way or another. However, a calming and healing vibe will slowly grow once Venus shifts into your home zone on January 7th - with patience, positive improvements in this area can be made. Look out for unhelpful interventions from your extended family, your in-laws or your friends, especially around January 13th when Jupiter squares up to Neptune and well-intentioned actions have unfortunate consequences. Fortunately, any such disruption won't last long: a fiery Venus-Mars trine on January 18th brings healing for any past trauma.

This energy also helps you to understand your own psychology better, so that you can react more appropriately to those who choose to push your buttons. When things are uneasy at home and within the family, it drains your energy for anything else. It's perhaps no surprise then that the Lunar Eclipse on January 20th finds you emotionally and physically exhausted. Get some extra sleep and find some quiet time away from others where you can relax and recharge. All of your efforts and patience will prove to have been worthwhile towards the end of the month, especially following a gorgeous Venus-Jupiter conjunction in your family zone on January 22nd - with the air cleared and wounds patched up, everyone can move forwards with love.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


It's a bright and breezy start to 2019 for you and this open-minded, open-hearted month should get your year off to a great start. January begins with a Solar Eclipse in your home zone on January 5th, which hints at a long wished-for change of residence or the go ahead for a dramatic change to your living circumstances. On January 7th, sociable Venus shifts into your communication zone, so the month looks set to be the perfect time to make new friends and to expand your social circle. You may not get as much time to socialize as you would like, however, especially in the first half of the month. A tricky square between Jupiter and Neptune suggests extra demands at work which eat into your spare time.

Be aware of your rights at work and don't be bullied into doing more than you can manage. Work pressure will ease a little later in the month and a very positive Venus-Mars trine suggests that dating will be fun, if you're single. Look out for someone you feel an intellectual connection with. A Lunar Eclipse in your community zone on January 20th shows off your leadership skills and gathers more like-minded people around you. This, together with a super Venus-Jupiter conjunction in your communication zone propels you towards a much greater level of social involvement.

As Mercury shifts into your fun zone on January 24th, you may also take up a new creative hobby which brings you into contact with some fantastic people.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


January brings quite a focus on your material wellbeing, your resources and your finances. First of all, however, a Solar Eclipse on January 5th highlights your intellectual abilities - is it time for a new challenge? This would be an excellent month to go back to school. Once Venus arrives in your money zone on January 7th, money will go out a good deal faster than it comes in. A taste for the finer things in life may not be matched by your income!

Be careful here, especially around January 13th when a difficult square between Jupiter and Neptune suggests that risks with money could backfire. Be sure to know your budget and avoid the temptation to try to buy love or affection. Fortunately, a lovely Venus-Mars trine on January 18th sees you in line for a promotion at work or for an increase in your income through some other means. This is swiftly followed by a Lunar Eclipse which puts your career in the spotlight - whether you like that or not! This could seem daunting for a while, but you will be helped by a lucky Venus-Jupiter conjunction on January 22nd which boosts your confidence and increases your earning ability yet again.

January ends with the arrival of Mercury in your family zone, so the last week of the month would be a good time to get back in touch with distant family members or to delve into your family history.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Don't be afraid to switch direction this January. Your big ideas can take you places, if you're brave enough. The month begins with what may at first appear to be a financial crisis - a Solar Eclipse in your money zone on January 5th is not great news following the weeks of holiday expenditure. Don't panic. A few days later, Venus shifts into your sign, and this will boost your confidence and help you to face challenges.

Venus also brings out your charm and makes it easier for you to relate to others, so you can expect plenty of support from those around you. A tricky square between Jupiter and Neptune on January 13th puts you at odds with some family members. Mixed messages are possible here, especially from extended family, but try not to take things to heart. A fiery trine between Venus and Mars on the 18th shows how creative thinking could help resolve this situation. Take an emotional risk and be open with how you feel.

On January 20th, a Lunar Eclipse in your adventure zone highlights the need to trust a completely new direction. Have faith in yourself and follow where your instincts lead, even if you never expected to go that way. When Venus conjuncts Jupiter a few days later in your own sign, you'll get a sign that you're on the right path - look for cosmic coincidences or strange events which show that the universe is listening.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


There's an element of soul searching around you this month, and you may feel slightly unsure about who you are or where you're heading. A Solar Eclipse in your own sign on January 5th is the first sign of this mini identity crisis, and you can expect to have to defend yourself emotionally here. Take advantage of Venus' shift into your spiritual zone a few days later - retreat, withdraw and spend some time alone figuring out your thoughts. You've got this, but you do need space to process your emotions. Be careful with social media around January 13th.

An unhelpful Jupiter-Neptune square could indicate that your privacy is being violated, or perhaps that you've said something unwise which can be twisted and used against you. Step away from the keyboard, put the device down and think several times before posting. A lovely fiery trine between Venus and Mars on January 18th shows that your family are supportive of your need to find out more about your roots and your identity. Something you discover about your past has a lot of meaningful answers for you. On the 20th, a Lunar Eclipse sets you thinking about your closest relationship and you may experience an increasing intensity in your love life.

When Venus conjuncts Jupiter in your secrets zone a few days later, it indicates a possible secret romance or perhaps just joy to be found in the karmic links you and your lover already have.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Your relationship with the wider world is in the spotlight this January and there are changes on the way to your friendships and social networks. But first, look out for something unworldly or weird happening around January 5th, when a Solar Eclipse in your spiritual zone highlights something which was previously hidden or secret. Friendship-wise, things start happening on January 7th when Venus shifts into your friendship zone. This influence helps you to meet new people and new faces and encourages the sociable, outward-looking approach which comes so naturally to you. However, a difficult square between Jupiter and Neptune on January 13th suggests that one particular friendship may be draining you or negatively affecting your self-esteem.

Don't hesitate to disconnect from people who are bad for you. On a brighter note, a fiery trine between Venus and Mars on January 18th highlights a situation where you share ideology with a group of friends, coming together to make a positive difference in the world. This would be a perfect time to get involved in a major community or charity project. A Lunar Eclipse in your love zone on January 20th could bring about a make or break moment in your closest relationship, especially if you or your partner have previously been rather selfish. Two days later on January 22nd, however, a beautiful Venus-Jupiter conjunction in your friendship zone shows how a friendship could turn to love, or how friends rally round to support you with love and kindness when you need it most.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Do you feel truly at one with who you are? Your challenge this January is to reconcile the real you with the image you feel forced to portray. For a start, a Solar Eclipse on January 5th prevents you from expressing your individuality in some way, and you'll find this curtailment of your freedom hard to bear. Once Venus shifts into your career zone on January 7th, it's all charm and smiles at work, but you have a motive behind all this charm - advancement. In order to work your way up the ladder, you may have to conform to certain expectations.

Events around the 13th highlight how difficult you find this. You're a heart-on-the-sleeve kind of person and projecting a particular image is tricky for you. As Jupiter squares up to Neptune, the mask may slip, and you'll discover that you cannot control what other people think of you. Hang on in there, because a positive trine between your career zone and your money zone on January 18th shows that success is imminent. In order to enjoy this success without sacrificing your identity, you need a radical shake up of the way you approach work.

This comes right on cue via the Lunar Eclipse on January 20th, which enables you to step out of the mold and tread your own path. A couple of days later a beautiful Venus-Jupiter conjunction in your career zone shows that you've made the right decision. You no longer have to choose between your principles or your future success - congratulations, this is an important step.

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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