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April 23rd, 2019
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Overview

A laser-like focus helps many of us to steam ahead at full power today, especially with routine, boring or difficult tasks. Moon-Sun trine is especially beneficial in this way to the earth signs, Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo. Get on with what you must do; you'll enjoy the sense of satisfaction when it's all done. Definitely not a day for wasting time or for spending time on the wrong things.

Looking ahead, Friday's Aquarius Moon brings a sociable, community-focused vibe. Get to know your neighbors and work with them to improve things.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Daunted pride or dented courage? No way -- not you. You welcome any challenge that comes before you today because you recognize it for what it is: one more chance for you to prove your mettle. You're too cheerful and vigorous for anything to slow you down, and you relish the opportunity to strut your stuff. Your best is more than good enough, and you have no doubt that you'll blow away anyone you're trying to impress.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Opportunities are coming at you thick and fast. It's hard to decide what to do in the face of so many offers. Perhaps one seems better than the others. Your fervor toward it builds, threatening overload. Can you really afford a day of fantasy at this time? If not, start pacing yourself right now. This is something you're good at, and it will help you slow down and take a more practical look at everything that's on your plate now.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Focusing on friends both old and new feels right now. In general, you're comfortably others-oriented today, interested in talking with someone new and exchanging ideas. You'd make a good teacher or mentor, because you're full of your own interesting perceptions. Earn others' trust by being above-board. If they sense that you have an ulterior motive or hidden agenda, they'll clam up immediately. So stay open, easygoing and on the level.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Today will be one big evasive maneuver as you try to avoid others. You're trying to run away from things that you usually prefer not to think about. You could make some strange decisions today, or offer awkward explanations for the out-of-character things that you do. Find a better way than this. Think back to the time, not to so long ago, when you truly connected with another. This will come again.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Even if there's a lot on your to-do list today, it's time to throw your plans and inhibitions out the window. Your simmering desires are ready to break free of their bonds. There's a lot of courage in there, too, all tied up with your passionate nature. You can easily overcome any doubts that might arise. Besides, the world is just too ripe and juicy to worry about. So go claim your oyster.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Your opinions shape your logic today. You're normally so analytical, and you're usually able to keep your emotions out of things. Not today, though. Now, everything you see and believe is colored by your feelings and other subjective mental processes. But that's fine. Have a good laugh at yourself. It'll be okay, especially if you invite your friends to join in the fun. Everyone knows you have a sense of humor about yourself.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Let your outgoing side dominate today. You're talkative and witty, and everyone is responding to your charm. Why not gather them all together? You can have a lot of fun with a group of friends and acquaintances, but even more importantly, you can make something major happen. Whatever the project might be, make it a real team effort. You're great at smoothing over disagreements and coordinating efforts, and there alot you can accomplish when everyone's working together.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


You're not the only one who's sensing your creative streak. Someone is trying to tease out your latent talents, and they're on to something. Keep up your sense of humor and purpose as you stick to the day's agenda -- but do keep in mind that it's not too late for a new beginning. It could start here, so make a firm decision today which way you want to go tomorrow.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


You love learning, teaching and the general trading of information. Thus, you should be especially happy today. The energy is perfect for starting a lively exchange of ideas among friends or strangers. People are in the mood to tell everyone their opinions and debate their differences. You can act as moderator, which will give you the unique benefit of taking in everyone's perspective. They'll appreciate your free advice, and since you're helping them now, they'll probably help you later.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


You know things are getting better in the long term, but it may not seem like it today. Things are growing, but times are tight. Austere times demand versatility with limited resources. No worries, you've practiced this since you were a child. Don't advertise what you're doing, though. Subtlety will be your best friend today. It's too soon to alert the media. because things could improve tomorrow, just like you've been saying all this time.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


It's clear to everyone that you're a wild talent. You're so intelligent and such an original thinker! You're impressing everyone with your unique and creative ideas, not to mention your progressive vision of the future. There's so much you could do with these qualities -- with just a bit of focus and forethought. You can really accomplish a lot today if you just put your mind to it. Be clear about your goal today, and go for it.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


This bad mood you're in has you behaving in ways that just aren't like you. You'll still indulge the people you love, but you're talking down to everyone else. It would be a lot better to recognize that other people aren't the issue here. You're feeling stressed out, insecure and irritable, so naturally they wear on your nerves. Try spreading the love today instead of indulging in this grumpy mood. It's an internal decision.
April 24th, 2019
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Overview

As Pluto turns retrograde, this transformational planet gives us the chance to consider our own psychological weaknesses. You're being urged now to make positive changes - before Pluto forces the issue. For the cardinal signs, Capricorn, Cancer, Aries and Libra, it's especially important to do this emotional work now, today, here. Don't keep putting it off. Everyone will benefit from some serious self-analysis today.

Looking ahead, Mars squares Neptune on Saturday, forcing some of us to face up to things we'd rather avoid.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Having to work long, hard hours today puts you in a solitary mood. You're short with friends and family, and they may even think you're brooding. Your instinct is to let them think what they will. But try to be civil, even if you're feeling pressured. You never know when you may need someone's help, and it will be more forthcoming if they feel you've been treating them well.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


A commonsense approach to work, spending and saving will work best for you today. This isn't a good day for trying anything creative or risky, especially when it comes to handling your money or your career -- but you aren't in the mood for that kind of thing anyway. Traditional routes toward success hold a lot of comfort for you now. Draw on the advice of experts as you move forward with cautious confidence.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


You have little patience today for the sober mood that seems to be affecting everyone. Buckling down to work is no fun when you can't make social calls or listen to music, and something about today's energy just feels heavy. But maybe that's a sign that you should concentrate on your responsibilities. After all, not every day can be packed with fun, and you have to take care of business sometime.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Don't let mild worries get you down today, or they could turn into a melancholy feeling. You can distract yourself with busywork around the house or office, but that only works for so long. At some point, you may need to break down and call a friend -- someone with a more optimistic outlook. Their good spirits will help you realize that things aren't so bad after all.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Having too little money or too much responsibility could make you nervous today. You're feeling the internal tension of knowing there's too much business that you need to take care of and not enough time to do it. The going may get tough. But take comfort in knowing that you're a hard, dedicated worker. You'll make sure you meet your goals and work to make them a reality.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Your powers of analysis are particularly acute today. Problems at work or at home are no match for your sharp mind! You look at any mess with the eye of an architect, and quickly determine how to build up its crumbling foundation or increase its efficiency. In no time, you've got everything wrapped up in a neat bundle, and you're ready to move on to the next crisis. That's just how you work, Virgo.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


You're naturally creative, so you're inclined to use that skill in everything you do. But today, an imaginative touch may not be necessary for getting things done -- and it might even hinder things. The kind of energy at work today calls for a traditional, cautious approach to problem-solving and personal advancement. So even if your instincts urge you to add a pretty flourish, take the most straightforward route toward your goal.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Stay focused today on a particular goal, and you'll surprise even yourself with the amount you can accomplish. You're set on achieving something specific. You're working toward stability at the very least, and perhaps a solid reputation, too. There's a lot of power in being this determined -- and not just when your employer is looking, either. Of course, that word of caution is probably unnecessary, since you believe in hard work.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


You have an easy-come, easy-go relationship with money, but today it's important to take a more direct approach to holding on to the money you have. Look into lucrative job opportunities or research savings strategies, but in some way, get more serious about your relationship with your resources. The future is coming soon, you know. Providing for yourself and your family may be tedious, but it's a smart move.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Your no-nonsense approach to projects and problems works well today. If other people get a little too novel in their ideas, you're able to rein them in and get everyone back on track. You're focused on systems and structures with long-term viability, and that's an important perspective to bring to the table. Be sure to pat yourself on the back at the end of the day, for a job well done.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


You aren't normally motivated by racking up awards and achievements, but today is one of those days when you may do so purely by accident. You're focused on the future, and you're putting plans in place -- plans that are at once modern and rooted in tradition. This is your secret weapon today: using your innate creativity where it's appropriate, but relying on established structures when you need to.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Your intuitive skills come in handy today. You observe a situation developing around you and determine your best course for dealing with it. Logic is definitely your ally, too. While taking a cool, unemotional view of things isn't your normal way, it may be the best way for now, especially if your money or reputation is involved. Remember to put your own needs and those of your family first.
April 25th, 2019
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Overview

It's a very grown up day. Very responsible. Very sensible. Very tedious if you're a wild fire sign like Aries, Sagittarius or Leo, but then again probably exactly what most of us need right now. This is a day to focus on what absolutely must be done, whether it's fun or not.

Time to stop playing and to get back in charge. These energies are quite sobering, but they also serve to get us back on track and heading in a good direction. Looking ahead, a sensitive Pisces Moon on Sunday highlights peace, prayer, reflection and solitude.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


With your long list of responsibilities, maybe it's better to work on your own today. At least that way, no one challenges your authority or hinders your forward progress. Try not to lose your temper if bureaucratic issues crop up repeatedly. Just file the necessary paperwork and move on. Sometimes, life is about busy work and crossing tasks off your to-do list, and this may be one of those days.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


You do love to indulge yourself and everyone you love, but today, a more cautious approach is advised. This shouldn't be tough for you to follow. You're thinking of your future, so it's hardly appealing to waste your hard-earned cash on something that you don't really need. What does sound good is work that's meaningful to you -- especially if you know it's going to lead you someplace better in the long run.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Today, anxiety pushes at the edges of your consciousness, demanding that you tend to some aspect of your life that you've let slide. Perhaps you haven't been saving money as well as you should, or maybe it's your career path that seems uncertain now. Whatever the problem might be, don't waste too much time being concerned. Instead, start making plans, with an eye toward greater future stability.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


You're finding fault with yourself and everyone else today, and it isn't fun for anyone. Where is this grumpy mood coming from? Inspect your feelings. You'll probably find that you're worried about something, and insecurity is pushing you to criticize everyone -- including yourself. But you're a nurturing, compassionate person by nature, so you'll realize quickly that a softer, gentler approach will go much further toward soothing any anxieties you may have.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Business meetings have a stuffy feel today, and you long to liven things up with a funny story. But it's more important now to take care of business than to satisfy your own wish for social interaction. Yes, this could be a tedious, serious day. But if you buckle down now, you can clear a lot off your to-do list -- and then you'll be ready to scale up the fun.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


When it comes to administrative tasks like keeping an organized filing system or managing a group of children or employees, you're naturally adept. Today, that managerial skill is heightened. You rise to the expectations of your client or employer, or you simply live up to your own high standards. And you feel good about what you're able to accomplish. When you get right down to it, that's the most important thing.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


If someone seems insensitive today, they're probably just trying to take care of things. And while you'd prefer your business transactions to come with a healthy helping of social niceties, today, that just isn't in the stars. People are feeling hurried and harried, so they're skimping on the social frills you consider essential to a good life. But don't worry, Libra. Life will lighten up again very soon.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Your legendary self-control is on high today, which means you can handle anything on your plate. You're decisive enough to tackle the toughest issues, and you're calm enough for other people to see the wisdom of your ways. You're grounded, and your aura itself is down to earth. You're as dependable as the rising sun. Take pleasure in knowing you're the rock that others need to lean on, Scorpio.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Running off on an adventure doesn't seem quite as appealing as usual. Maybe it's because your desk is piled high with work, or your agenda is full of meetings and other responsibilities that aren't negotiable. Whatever you have on your list, don't let it overwhelm you. Focus on the goal of working through things one step at a time. Then, tonight, you'll know you did your best when it's time to hit the hay.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Your follow-through is at an all-time high today. You're more focused, humble and hardworking than ever, and those are the qualities that are going to take you where you want to go. People really take note of a solid output at work or reliability in a friend, and these qualities are your strong point. It certainly doesn't hurt that you feel good about yourself today, and confident of your abilities.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Is that a bit of an ambitious streak poking out today, or are you just taking care of business? Maybe it's a little bit of both. Because while you're normally content to work behind the scenes, today you may have an opportunity to advance yourself in some way by working hard and working smart. You're capable of a lot of sustained effort when you have a task before you, so get to work, Aquarius.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


You have your ducks in a row today -- or, at least, you have a plan for getting them into proper formation. Your energy is grounded, which may be a welcome relief, and you know just what you need to do on a project. Isn't it nice to be this decisive? Normally, you feel swayed by the needs and feelings of other people, but today, it's easier to make your choice.
Week of April 21, 2019
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Overview

There is an opportunity for a flash of brilliance this week, as the Sun conjuncts Uranus. Pluto turns retrograde in Capricorn, prompting us to seek to fix power imbalances. Watch out, however, for a difficult square between Mars and Neptune – when reality blurs with fantasy, tempers will flare.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


To tell the truth or not to tell the truth? You may face a moral dilemma, especially one related to your extended family. Do what your conscience dictates, but it might be best to avoid speaking out at all, if you can possibly avoid it.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Dissatisfaction at work revolves around money and equality. Don't just grumble about it - do something! Make your voice heard and prove how you deserve better. It's important to stand up for what you are worth.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


This is a good week to expand your education in some way. Being better informed will help you make a stronger point. Take up an offer of training or invest in yourself and start a new course of some kind. You love to learn, so go for it!

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


The best way to deal with past trauma is to expose it fully to the light. Emotions are deep this week, especially if someone stirs up painful memories. However, counseling, therapy or simply a heart to heart chat can do much to heal.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Well meaning interventions from friends could cause issues in your relationship - to avoid this, try to keep your private life, well, private. Be careful how much information you share with others, especially on social media.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Work-related stress won't go away simply because you pretend it's not happening. Look after yourself this week and takes steps to heal and recover from the pressure you're under. Don't be afraid to ask a boss or colleagues for support.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


A leap of faith is required if you're to take an opportunity which presents itself this week. You're normally quite risk averse, so this a big ask - but if you're brave enough to go with it, this could prove to be a turning point.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Get back in touch with your roots. Looking into your family history may reveal surprises - and may explain a lot. Finding out who you are will go a long way towards making you feel stronger in your own identity.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Minor relationship niggles this week are due to a lack of communication. Don't assume that you know what your sweetheart wants or needs. Speak openly and honestly and from the heart. You're on the same side.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Financial pressures may bite, but in fact you're not earning anywhere near your true potential. Look into side gigs or think about starting up a new business, especially one using your creative talents. Your future is in your hands.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Feeling on edge? You're like a coiled spring, ready to let lose at any moment - but instead of firing at someone in anger, why not use that emotional tension for good? Creatively, you could produce some marvelous things now.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Some family members have unrealistic expectations - try to help people understand the current situation so that you can all work together to change it. Tensions at home will evaporate once everyone feels valued and included.
April 2019
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Overview

April begins on a feel-good note – an inspirational and imaginative Mercury-Neptune conjunction on the 2nd allows us a glimpse of what might be possible if we only believe. A few days later, a very positive, can-do Aries New Moon is the right time to put these new ideas into action.

However, mid-April is a more mixed bag of emotions with obstacles and challenges which could prove tricky to overcome. The Sun squares up to task-master Saturn on April 10th and then does the same with destructive Pluto on the 13th. These heavyweight aspects remind us that we have a great deal to learn and that we’ll keep repeating the same lessons until we’ve figured out where we’re going wrong. During that same week, Jupiter turns retrograde, inviting us to turn inward and to work out a path back towards hope.

Hot on the heels of the two intense Sun squares, however, is a delightful and highly optimistic Sun-Jupiter trine on April 14th. Traditionally, this is very lucky energy – perhaps here, luck protects those who don’t allow the week’s heavier energies to drag them down.

The pace picks up again in later April, with both Mercury and Venus moving into pioneering Aries, and a Libra Full Moon on April 19th showing how gentle persuasion can beat brute force. Be careful as the month fades, however – a difficult Mars-Neptune square hints at confusion and perhaps some deliberate deceit. Don’t believe everything you read, especially on social media!

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


April's energies are about asserting your identity and finding ways to be who you are. Dreams and visions of what may be around April 2nd lead to a sense of a fresh new start on April 5th, when the New Moon falls in your own sign. Go forward with optimism but be prepared for some challenges between April 10th and 13th, especially at work. You may have to conform far more than you would wish, or perhaps you discover that you simply do not "fit" your career any longer. Stay calm and bide your time.

A beautiful Sun-Jupiter trine on April 14th suggests that fulfilment awaits if you're brave enough to seek adventure instead of sticking with the tried and tested. Once Mercury arrives in your sign on April 17th, swiftly followed by persuasive Venus on the 20th, you'll find it easy to explain your new vision to those you love - and to those whose backing you seek, too. It's an excellent time for starting a new business or for going freelance. The Full Moon in your love zone on April 19th encourages you to be frank with your sweetheart about the kind of challenges this may bring, but together you can handle the change. A financial boost on April 22nd will boost your confidence and confirm that you're doing the right thing.

If you put in the hours in late April, you will see the rewards. Be very careful with communication as the month fades, however, as a difficult Mars-Neptune square suggests that your image may be under attack.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


April is a relatively quiet month for you, Taurus, with a reflective, thoughtful theme. It's a time to think and to dream rather than to forge ahead. The New Moon on April 5th occurs in your spiritual zone and you may find that your psychic abilities get a strong boost around this time. Look into meditation, prayer or visualization as a way to use your growing instinctive powers. Between April 10th and 13th, you may find that vague fears or worries hold you back from seizing some interesting opportunities.

It's OK to feel worried or scared and you do not have to do anything you don't want to do. As the Sun squares up to first Saturn and then Pluto, don't be browbeaten into taking a risk which doesn't sit well with you. Jupiter turns retrograde in your philosophy zone during this time, so take time to consider how you want to approach this issue in the future. Most importantly, don't lose heart. On April 14th, a beautiful Sun-Jupiter trine reminds you exactly how much support you have from your loved ones, and this boosts your self-confidence no end.

You're doing the right thing. Once Mercury and then Venus move into your spiritual zone on April 17th and 20th, you'll feel more sure of your own quietly reflective path. Use the energy of the Sun-Uranus conjunction - in your own sign - on April 22nd to put your foot down against your detractors. You don't have to answer to anyone else.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Take stock of how far you've come this year - and where you're heading next. April is the perfect month for long-range planning and for re-thinking your goals, if required. Start as you mean to go on with some careful thinking during the New Moon on April 5th. Look around you and work out what supports your goals and what doesn't. If something or someone is not helping you, it's time to move on.

This may be easier said than done, of course. Between April 10th and 13th, when the Sun squares up to first Saturn and then Pluto, you may face a lot of jealousy from those around you. Essentially, people wish they were as strong as you, and may resent your ability to cut them loose. It's just noise; ignore them. So long as your lover is on your side, you don't really need anyone else - and a beautiful Sun-Jupiter trine on April 14th suggests that it's your sweetheart who really helps you to shine at this time.

If you're single, look out for someone who believes in you! Later in the month, both Mercury and Venus shift into your friendship zone, so it will feel easy and natural to expand your social circle, especially if you lost some friends earlier in the month. Be careful not to give away too much private information too soon, however. A difficult Mars-Neptune square on April 27th suggests that something social media related could prove embarrassing for your career - keep your own counsel!

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Your career is firmly in the spotlight this April, so whether you're looking to advance or hoping for a complete change of direction, there's much progress to be made. It all starts with a glorious New Moon in your career zone, highlighting new possibilities and opportunities - this is the perfect time for a job interview or for launching a new business! The optimism is palpable, as is your willingness to work hard. The focus on your work does however stir up some resentment at home, especially if your work-life balance is out of kilter. Between April 10th and 13th, the Sun squares up to first Saturn and then Pluto, prompting perhaps some furious arguments between you and your lover over your career or related matters.

Don't panic. If you hang on in there a few more days, a flash of insight around April 14th may bring some adjustment to your routine which allows you to get the best of both worlds - you can thank the fortuitous Sun-Jupiter trine for that! Later in the month, on the 17th and 20th respectively, Mercury and Venus both arrive in your career zone, helping you to make intelligent choices and to charm others. A Full Moon in your family zone on April 19th highlights a minor bump in your new-found work-life balance but keep talking and keep working on it; you're getting there. By the time the Sun conjuncts innovative Uranus in your objectives zone on April 22nd, you should be full of new ideas on how to make this work.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


There's a restlessness to your chart this April, Leo, which will need careful handling. If life is boring you, find ways to make your heart sing again. The start of the unease comes on April 2nd when a Mercury-Neptune conjunction disrupts your recollection and you may start to think that everything was better at some time in the past. A New Moon on April 5th urges you to do something different and to break out of a rut, but of course that's not always straightforward. Between April 10th and 13th, when the Sun squares up to both Saturn and Pluto, you may curse your current circumstances, as you feel these are holding you back.

You have plans, dreams and ideas, but you feel trapped. It's important to realize that this is an illusion. You're trapped only by your own fears and misgivings. Jupiter turns retrograde during this period - take this opportunity to reflect on why you may be holding yourself back. Could it be that you're afraid to succeed?

You won't have long to wait for an answer: a beautiful Sun-Jupiter trine on April 14th urges you to take a risk and a leap of faith, which will kick-start your recovery from these doldrums. Once both Mercury and Venus arrive in your adventure zone on April 17th and 20th respectively, you'll feel confident about trying new things and ready to change your path. If you need extra training of some kind to facilitate this fresh start, look into it around the time of the Full Moon on April 19th.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


April could be an intense month for your love life, but the key to handling these energies successfully is to stay calm. You've got this. The issue may first arise on April 2nd when a Mercury-Neptune conjunction in your love zone finds you putting a relationship on a pedestal, turning a wilful blind eye to its inevitable faults - and your own. A New Moon on April 5th however falls in your passion zone and you may find yourself drawn to someone new, whether or not you're already attached. Be very careful between April 10th and the 13th.

The Sun squares up to both Saturn and Pluto during this period, highlighting the emotional risks you are taking and asking you to consider whether it's really worth it. During this time, jealousy, anger, and bitterness around you mean that a cool head is needed. At the same time, Jupiter turns retrograde in your family zone, so take some time out to consider the kind of family life you want to create, and where your current risk-taking may fit into that - not very easily, probably. If you can keep your cool until April 14th, a beautiful Sun-Jupiter trine helps you to get perspective back. This is a very healing vibe, and so is the move of both Mercury and Venus into your passion zone later in the month - it's the ideal time to rebuild a relationship which may have suffered earlier.

Meanwhile, the Full Moon on April 19th falls in your self-esteem zone - work on feeling more worthwhile within yourself, so that you can love you just as much as everyone else does.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


There's a strong dual theme of love and communication running through April - keep talking and keep sharing your dreams with one another. Think especially about how your working schedules and your everyday lives could be changed or switched up in order to accommodate more of what you'd love to do. A Mercury-Neptune conjunction on April 2nd will help you think creatively about this, while a New Moon in your love zone on April 5th gets the ball rolling. Not everyone is on your side, however. Interference from extended family or in-laws could prove troublesome between April 10th and 13th, when the Sun squares up first to Saturn and then to Pluto.

Tempers may be flaring, but your trademark diplomacy works well with your sense of humor to defuse tensions on April 14th, when a promising Sun-Jupiter trine highlights your ability to communicate even when under pressure. On April 17th and 20th respectively, Mercury and Venus both shift into your romance zone, so the pressure should definitely have eased by then. It's a confident latter half of the moment, with a Full Moon in your own sign on April 19th suggesting that it's your time to shine. When the Sun conjuncts Uranus in your passion zone on April 22nd, you'll know exactly how to grow closer than ever to your sweetheart. Things are looking up!

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Change is on the way this month, but you're in control and can move these energies around to your advantage. Stay focused on what you need. The New Moon in your everyday zone on April 5th is a good start - look at your routine and your schedules and figure out what can make way for something more interesting. Be careful not to overlook important details, however, especially between April 10th and 13th, when the Sun squares up to both Saturn and Pluto. Tensions that week may center around potential loss of income if you adjust your lifestyle - but a beautiful Sun-Jupiter trine on April 14th suggests that you're worrying unnecessarily.

Expect your income to stretch sufficiently for you to make these changes. Later in the month both intelligent Mercury and diplomatic Venus move into your everyday zone, so finding new routines and new ways of being will become easier and indeed, even fun. Don't forget to build in some time for rest and relaxation, however. Overhauling your life is a busy job, but the Full Moon on April 19th reminds you that you do need to sleep occasionally! April draws to a close with a lovely romantic surprise around April 22nd, courtesy of an exciting Sun-Uranus conjunction in your love zone.

Watch out for a sudden passion or infatuation you can't control, however, especially once Mars squares up to Neptune on April 27th. If you play with fire, you can expect to get burned.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Does the world see what you want it to see when it looks at you? If not, April is the ideal month to take a few risks and to switch up your image. The bold New Moon on April 5th inspires you and encourages you to step outside the box - conformity just simply has never been your thing. There's calculated risk taking and then there's just base recklessness, however - try to avoid the latter between April 10th and the 13th. The Sun makes difficult squares to both Saturn and Pluto at this time, hinting at a power struggle, an ego battle, or a moment of pride which does you some damage.

Jupiter turns retrograde in your own sign around this time too, prompting you to think even more deeply about your personal identity. Who are you, really? Expressing your inner self will become easier following a delightful Sun-Jupiter trine on April 14th which encourages you to throw caution to the wind in terms of your image. On the 17th and 20th respectively, Mercury and Venus arrive in your creativity zone, highlighting your playfulness, your intelligence and your various passions - from this point onwards, make it all about what you enjoy the most. A tricky Full Moon on April 19th suggests that some friends may be jealous of your success or not altogether on your side.

However, a lucky encounter on April 22nd - courtesy of an exciting Sun-Uranus conjunction - brings someone new into your orbit, and this someone will understand you deeply.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Family matters take precedence this April and cosmic energies encourage you to make time for yourself too. It's an imaginative start to the month when a Mercury-Neptune conjunction inspires writing, poetry or art on April 2nd. However, the New Moon on April 5th offers the chance of a fresh domestic start, either moving home or putting behind you any family antagonism from the past. This won't be without its stressful moments, especially between April 10th and 13th, when the Sun squares up to first Saturn and then Pluto - but hang on in there. The clouds should clear in spectacular form on April 14th, courtesy of a beautiful Sun-Jupiter trine which highlights family strength, harmony and joy.

With Jupiter turning retrograde in your spiritual zone around this time, however, it's vital that you spend some time alone in meditation, prayer or visualization. Quiet reflection is a key theme for mid-April. On April 17th, intelligent Mercury arrives in your family zone, swiftly followed by gentle Venus on the 20th, so once again it's family matters front and center, with many possibilities for positive progress on this front. A Full Moon in your career zone on April 19th suggests that overdue praise and recognition is headed your way - and the Sun-Uranus conjunction on the 22nd points to a huge burst of creative thought, so this seems like a very positive vibe on which to end the month.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


The energies this month are a rather mixed bag for you, Aquarius, but what is clear is that the more you communicate, the more you will shine. A New Moon in your communication zone on April 5th sets the ball rolling, and this is an ideal time to speak up for what you want, both at work and in your personal life. Don't be surprised, however, to find some people working behind your back - around April 10th and the 13th especially, when the Sun squares up to Saturn and Pluto, you may have cause to feel let down or disappointed. With Jupiter turning retrograde in your friendship zone, it may be time to consider who is truly on your side. There is good news on the horizon, however, especially on April 14th when a lovely Sun-Jupiter trine finds you gaining support among your community and your peer group and being boosted by the confidence others show in you.

Your confidence should continue to grow when Mercury arrives in your communication zone on the 17th, swiftly followed by diplomatic Venus on April 20th - keep talking and keep your words and actions open and transparent. A Full Moon in your education zone on April 19th hints that training could lead you to a fresh direction, or that a course of study is successfully completed. Surprises within the family round out the month, especially following the Sun-Uranus conjunction on April 22nd - you may well have many reasons to smile as April draws to a close.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Your income may be challenged in April, but the good news is that you've got what it takes to win here. Mercury conjuncts Neptune in Pisces on April 2nd, giving you an intelligent insight which will remain with you - provided you don't allow events to panic you! Things start well enough, with a New Moon in your money zone on April 5th, which suggests new income sources or perhaps a raise at work. Between April 10th and the 13th, however, the Sun squares up to first restrictive Saturn and then destructive Pluto, both impacting on your money zone and in particular your mid to long term future plans. Hold your nerve.

You may face a dip in income or the realization that you'll have to work a bit harder or spend a bit less, but you've got this. Jupiter turns retrograde in your career zone on April 10th, so don't hesitate to consider a complete change of career direction if necessary. A new business or a decision to go freelance could be the answer you're looking for, especially around April 14th when a hugely positive trine between the Sun and Jupiter works its magic in your career zone. Later in the month, financial pressures will ease, especially once Mercury and Venus arrive in your money zone on April 17th and 20th respectively. A Full Moon on April 19th suggests that there are still debts to pay - perhaps emotional ones - but overall the end of the month looks rosier.

Think laterally and don't allow naysayers within the family to deter you from making a bold move.

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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