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February 19th, 2019
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Overview

Details, dear, details! It's no good having a brilliant large-scale vision if you can't get it off the ground because you don't know how to complete the first steps. Today's Virgo Full Moon is excellent for the detailed planners among us. If you love lists and schedules, you'll be in your element today. If you definitely don't love these things, find a family member or colleague who does, and rely on them.

Hint: the mutable signs, Pisces, Virgo, Gemini and Sagittarius are best placed to take advantage of this energy. Looking ahead, don't be afraid to speak with authority on Saturday. As Mercury sextiles Pluto, people will sit up and take notice.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Stick to a routine today. As dull as it may sound, efficiency is best now, because it emphasizes both quality and productivity. That may mean you'll have to moderate your energy carefully. Fortunately, it's easier than usual to draw on it slowly and steadily. That helps you temper your usual leap-first, look-later approach! It's also smart to make a plan before you act, so you can avoid unnecessary mistakes.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


It's a great day to focus on streamlining your life, especially any part that's gotten a little out of hand lately. You're more attuned to your health than usual, so eating a more balanced diet is an easier undertaking now. It's mostly a matter of recognizing the consequences of unhealthy eating. The same goes for work, exercise, and any other way in which you need to get back on track.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


You may find it even harder than usual today to be decisive -- and that's saying something. You're extra detail-oriented now, and while this ability to see all facets of a situation is a true gift, it can also stand in the way of moving forward with confidence. Plus, there's a perfectionist vibe at work now that could keep you going around in circles, trying to polish something that's already good enough.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


The steady rhythm of a regular day brings you great comfort today. Stick to your routine. Even if you normally find it a bit dull, now it's actually satisfying. Being efficient in your efforts makes you feel calm and capable. Plus, there's the tangible benefit of how much you can accomplish in a single day if you stay focused. This is when following patterns and procedures really comes in handy.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Stay sensible in all you do today. Don't let your emotions get the best of you. Staying calm and focused is best. This may mean setting your ego or your needs aside in order to place something else first -- doing a good job at work, for example, or doing what's best for your family. Take others' feedback seriously rather than taking it personally. That will help you hone your approach.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Watch that perfectionist streak of yours today. It could push you to be overly critical of other people and their behavior. It could also have you holding yourself to impossible standards. That can only lead to disappointment in yourself when you realize you've fallen short of your own expectations. And just think how someone close to you feels when they realize you're dissatisfied with them! Making your standards more realistic helps everyone.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


You might prefer a warmer, more social energy, but today's cosmic influence is reserved in nature. Most folks are quietly plugging away at their task lists, staying as focused as possible so they'll reach the finish line faster. Systems come in handy now. Tackling a project without a set strategy is sure to be a study in frustration. Following a set procedure, on the other hand, helps you stay on task.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Being sensible isn't difficult today. You have an eye for what works and what doesn't. If you interact with someone who's being unreasonable, you can calmly counter their illogical ideas with your own feasible plans. Because of this skill, you make a good manager now. If you're in charge of a group of people, expect to put out some minor fires. And you'll actually enjoy this! It's nice to feel competent and in control.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


People are placing a lot of importance today on doing a good, thorough job. To you, it looks a lot like nitpicking when someone tells you to go back and snip off a loose end you skipped over -- one that didn't really matter in the first place, in your opinion. But that's the thing about the current influence: Details count. Do your best to take care of them the first time around.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Today, you're all about getting down to business. You have a plan in mind, and it's one you've put a lot of thought into. You've paid careful attention to every detail, and you're certain it's going to pan out when you put it into effect. And you're probably right! Current efforts translate directly to success. The more consideration you put into something, the better it will work out for you in the end.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Pay attention to your health today. Place balanced meals and exercise as a top priority. Quality sleep should be high on the list, too. When you take care of your body, it's easier for your mind to function at its peak. And you may have a lot on your to-do list, or a complex problem that needs to be reasoned through with care. Feed your body and you'll be feeding your mind.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


It's easy today to get overwhelmed by details, but it's important to try to stay on top of them anyway. Keep in mind that people's standards are higher than usual. While it's not fair to expect perfection, it's a good idea to do your best. That includes accepting feedback from others who can help you improve your work. Be as thick-skinned as possible so constructive advice doesn't feel like criticism.
February 20th, 2019
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Overview

The Moon-Neptune opposition is confusing today, especially in the midst of conflict. If there is an argument or dispute going on around you, be very sure of the facts rather than what you'd like to think are the facts. There are emotional overtones here too, so someone is letting their feelings cloud their thinking. Take a step back, especially if you're a Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius or Gemini. Let the situation develop for a while without your intervention:

things will become clearer with time. Looking ahead, Sunday's vibe is spiritual and serene. The Scorpio Moon trines Neptune, helping us all to find some inner peace.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Careful, practical plans are the way to go today. Whatever you have on your to-do list, it's better accomplished in a systematic way than a haphazard one. That doesn't leave much room for spontaneity, the idea of which could rub you the wrong way. But you might find that the ease of planning and careful time management outweighs the annoyance factor. You'll get so much more done that way!

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


You have high standards today, but thank goodness for that grounded nature of yours. You won't pressure yourself to be perfect -- just very, very good. And that's a standard you can certainly attain. You also aren't one to submit to someone's unreasonable criticism. You know you've done a good job, and that's what counts. This feeling of inner peace -- being at one with yourself -- is a real confidence booster.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


It's important to be productive today. You don't want to look back at the end of the day and realize you really didn't get anything accomplished. What a waste of what could have been a very effective workday! Even if work doesn't sound like much fun, you'll find that once you get started, you slip into a rhythm. Making a list or a plan helps keep you on track. Patterns can help with efficiency.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Taking a careful, logical approach to your duties today brings you a sense of inner security. And this should be easy to do. Focus is readily available, if you simply tap into it. You're able to set emotional concerns aside and concentrate on the basics. What needs to be done, and how are you going to do it? Best of all, your calmness and thoroughness are sure to satisfy even a nitpicky employer or client.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Time-management takes center stage today. Be extra practical about how much you can actually accomplish in a day. Making a plan will help keep you on track. To-do lists help, too -- plus, there's such a sense of satisfaction in crossing items off, one by one! This actually turns focused effort into a kind of game. How quickly can you work through your list? The sooner you're finished, the sooner you can relax.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


After the fun and laughter of the past couple of days, life's focus shifts once again toward work and responsibilities. Or maybe that's just your personal focus, no matter what you're up to today. You're certainly in logic mode! Even small, mundane jobs or running errands are subjected to your detail-oriented rigor. At least it's kind of fun to be as efficient and yet thorough as possible.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


It's a day for steady, efficient activity. Though you're a creative person, that quality probably isn't necessary now. It's more important simply to stay focused and keep working through to the end of a project. The best way to do this is to manage your time carefully and stay realistic about your output. A sensible approach to a project allows you to stick to the plan and adjust as you go along.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Your critical eye is sharp today. Instead of taking this to an unhealthy extreme, you'll use it to be appropriately cautious in all you do. That's a smart approach now. Don't overextend yourself by expending too much energy. Don't take on more than you can realistically handle, either. Then you'd be disappointed in yourself for failing to accomplish something that wasn't going to happen in the first place.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Do your best to work efficiently today. Set a realistic, measurable goal. Then stay focused until you reach it. But once you do, that doesn't mean it's time to slack off. It means it's time to set another goal and get back to work! Being industrious is definitely the best use of your time now, and the cosmos is assisting you in this endeavor. Work with this energy for the best results.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Efficiency is important today. As far as natural talents go, you've got this one down. You don't want to waste one second of time or one penny of your hard-earned cash. From that perspective, you'll figure out the best way to get any job done. Sure, your standards are high. Now trust yourself to live up to them! This is all about being both grounded and practical. You know your capabilities.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


It's easy to get into a steady rhythm with your work today. That's a good thing, because demands are high now and it's important to get a lot accomplished. Sloppy work won't cut it, either. Make a workable plan and then stick to it for the greatest efficiency. This may not leave much room for creativity or innovation, but it's only for a day. Toeing that line proves your maturity and dedication.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Do your best to focus today. Approach any project on your plate from an analytical point of view. That means being thoughtful rather than going on instinct. Your instincts are excellent, but right now, logic wins out. All of this may go against your nature, but try to stick to it anyway. Being cautious in your work makes it easier to spot the little things that need fixing along the way.
February 21st, 2019
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Overview

Under the light of the gentle Libra Moon, many of us are feeling sociable and companionable. The air signs, Libra, Gemini and Aquarius, are especially outward looking today, and keen to make new friends. We can all use this energy to make a difference towards anyone who feels left out, lonely, isolated or bullied. Sometimes just a smile or a quick hello is all it takes - and this may lead to a very important conversation that someone needs to have. Looking ahead, Monday's vibe is a little bit brooding.

Try not to dwell on what you don't have but focus on the good things around you.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Team efforts are favored today. This could be tough on you, since you're independent by nature. You may prefer to work on your own. It's so much easier than negotiating everything with someone else! And yet, some of the most important work can only be done within a partnership. Just think of your closest relationships, both personal and professional ones. Haven't you grown through them? Keep that in mind today.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Tap into your creative side today. Make something of your own, or let the beauty of the world around you stimulate your senses. In this mood, loveliness is easy to find. Of course, your indulgent streak could swell like a river during heavy rains! You might want to splurge on something special. This is fine, as long as you can afford it. If you can't, resist. Balance is key today.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


It's a great day for teamwork. Gather with other people to make something exciting happen. You may not be the leader of the pack, but you're perfectly willing to brainstorm ideas and carry them out in a cooperative way. In fact, you can be instrumental in keeping the team together if someone else isn't feeling so adaptable. With your charm and wit, you can tease anyone back into a good mood!

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


If you've been experiencing tension with a friend, relative or coworker, today is a good day to negotiate peace. Most people want to get along now, so it's a good time to talk things out and find common ground. Just make sure you go into the discussion with positive intentions. That means a commitment to being reasonable, even if you feel frustrated or upset. Make a conscious effort to maintain your emotional balance.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Today your natural creativity is enhanced. It's easy to tap into the vibrant beauty of the world around you. It might even seem as if the colors of plants, flowers or the sky are brighter than usual! Or maybe you're just in the right mindset to notice these natural wonders. Do something creative, yourself. Take an image from your mind or heart and bring it into being.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


If social gatherings are more compelling than your duties today, give in to the pull. Many people now are more in the mood to laugh and chat than to be diligent about their work. There's nothing wrong with that. Everyone needs a break sometime! If neglecting your responsibilities just feels wrong, then set some priorities. Get the important things accomplished early in the day. Then take a break to gather with friends.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Today, your aesthetic sensibilities take center stage. You may feel more responsive to artwork or natural beauty now. You may also feel more creative, yourself. It's a very good idea to surround yourself with beautiful, meaningful items and colors -- things that define you and make you feel good. Just don't let this slip into outright vanity! Appreciating beauty is quite different from valuing it above all else.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Gatherings of any kind, whether for business or pleasure, should go well today. But if things get tense, you can be a part of the solution instead of the problem. You have a natural understanding of human nature, and great insight into people's feelings. Use those now as tools of negotiation. If you understand where someone is coming from, you're well positioned to make a meaningful and mutually beneficial compromise.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Creativity abounds today. So do warm feelings of love and affection. Why not combine all of the above? Grab a close friend or your sweetheart and find a creative project to do together. Or go to an art gallery, museum or park. Revel in the beauty of the world around you. Let all the loveliness translate to a delicious sense of sweetness or romance that brings you closer together.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Pay special attention to your partnerships today. It's important now to make sure there's an equal exchange of responsibility and respect between you and your spouse or someone you work with. Any imbalances should be corrected, so that your relationship can move forward in a functional, mutually beneficial way. If there's an imbalance of power, or a lack of courtesy, cracks in your connection will begin to show.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Your partnerships, both personal and professional, take center stage today. Put some extra energy into letting your spouse or business partner know how much you appreciate them. After all, these are the relationships that have taught you the most about yourself. Plus, they help you get important work accomplished. So reach out to someone close to you. Do something nice for them. Let them know they're special.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Spend time with your favorite people today. Social gatherings are a nice way to spend your time, as long as things stay pleasant. But if someone causes a scene, it could really upset you. You're sensitive by nature, and now you're especially thin-skinned when it comes to conflict. But perhaps you can turn that into an asset. If people are arguing around you, try to be the harmonizing force that reunites them.
Week of February 17, 2019
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Overview

A Supermoon in Virgo this week brings a chance to face critics head on and to resolve some thorny issues once and for all. Meanwhile, Venus conjuncts Pluto, leading to some potentially fascinating power struggles in love or money – or both!

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Rather than beating yourself up over your bad habits, take positive action. Create some new beliefs, some new affirmations and some new routines. Give yourself every chance of success, especially in health matters.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Taking a big risk in love could well pay off, provided it's done with the highest of intentions. Don't be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve; it's vital that your partner knows how you feel and where you stand.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Home, kids, pets and family are your focus, regardless what's happening at work or in the wider world. Get the domestic matters right and you'll have a strong base from which to face everything else. Family first - this really matters.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Expect to be extremely busy with this errand or that piece of unfinished business. It could be a chaotic week, so make plenty of lists or use your favorite app to keep control over your schedule. You can't afford to take your eye off the ball!

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


You're not comfortable with someone intruding into your privacy, but you're finding it hard to shake them off. This week, matters could come to a head in pretty ugly style. Try to keep your temper and use your charm instead of your anger.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


You're not used to being particularly assertive, but with the Supermoon in Virgo you're being urged to stand up for your own interests, first, last and in-between. Dig deep, find your courage and face the world. You have more support than you know.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Don't be alarmed if you feel very tired. You have a deep and spiritual need for some quiet this week - avoid crowds if you can and try to spend plenty of time alone. Creatively, it's a brilliant time for writing, art or poetry.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Other people in a crisis reach out to you for help. You can help, but at a cost to your own personal time. How badly do you want to assist? This is a matter of conscience. Don't overlook your own needs but do remember that you're part of a community.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


You'll find yourself in the limelight this week, whether you like it or not. At work, the spotlight falls on you and you'll need to prove your point. Keep doing what you do, because you're heading the right way. Pressure? What pressure?

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


A mini crisis of faith finds you wondering what you believe, what you trust and what you truly think. Don't be afraid to explore new philosophical avenues. Changing your mind is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Having to rely on others irks you this week but try to accept help graciously. You do more than your fair share of good deeds; there's no shame in being on the receiving end for a change. Accept that you are blessed and loved by many.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


The emotional and spiritual connection between you and your sweetheart is highlighted this week. Irritating events may test your bond, but there's nothing to worry about where your love is genuine. You're stronger together.
February 2019
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Overview

February looks set to be a rather hot-headed month – some signs will be better able to handle these explosive energies than others, but there is potential for everyone to make huge progress. Cosmic energies start as they mean to go on with a very tense Mars-Pluto square on February first: this is a clash between will and power and neither side is likely to give way without a fight. An exotic Venus-Uranus trine the following day suggests some excitement over love or money, but in this atmosphere, there’s always going to be a fine line between positive excitement and negative drama.

A temporary truce settles in following February 3rd, when Venus shifts into hardworking Capricorn and urges us to get back to business. A New Moon in Aquarius on February 4th switches attention to innovations, networking and community interests, but this very busy cosmic opening to the month may well have left tempers frayed and confidence ebbing. There’s a lull during the second week of February but tension ratchets up once more on February 13th with a potentially explosive and aggressive Mars-Uranus conjunction in warrior sign Aries.

Look to the second half of the month for a gradual easing of tensions. On February 14th, Mars shifts gears, arriving in constructive, solid Taurus, so tempers should calm, and a more can-do, practical approach takes center stage. On February 19th a Supermoon Full Moon in dutiful Virgo helps to tie up loose ends and to mediate between different concerns. On February 22nd, the last major aspect of the month is a passionate conjunction between Venus and Pluto – love and sensuality become more important at this point than power or the need to win.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


The first week of February is an intense experience. Right from February 1st, Mars - your ruling planet - is in involved in a power struggle with domineering Pluto over your work and career. You may feel angry with yourself over missed opportunities, or perhaps you are seething with someone else over what you feel has been unfair treatment. Try to stay calm. On February 3rd, when Venus shifts into your career zone, you'll be able to approach these matters with restraint and charm rather than aggression.

A positive New Moon on February 4th highlights your friendship and networking zone, so make new connections with your colleagues or look to meet new people who could be useful to you in the future. Expect some anger to resurface around February 13th, however, when Mars conjuncts unpredictable Uranus in Aries. You have a short fuse at the best of times and something which happens here may undo your previous efforts at staying calm. Fortunately, the second half of February seems much more productive. On February 14th, Mars moves into your finance zone - and, crucially, out of your personal identity zone.

Now you can focus on increasing your income and managing your money rather than feeling constantly on the defensive personally. Meanwhile, the Supermoon Full Moon on February 19th gives you the confidence to end a routine which has been stifling you. A few days later, a charming Venus-Pluto conjunction in your career zone suggests love at work - or at least, the chance to greatly improve your relationships with those around you in your career.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


As Mars squares up to Pluto on February 1st, you are your own harshest critic - but you're being much too mean to yourself. Your attention will quickly be distracted by an intriguing Venus-Uranus trine on February 2nd which suggests an inheritance or money gifted from a surprising source. Meanwhile, as Venus shifts into your travel zone on February 3rd, there could be a connection between love and a journey. These contrasting days are rounded off by a New Moon on February 4th which invites you to make a fresh start at work. Events mid-month focus around your love life.

An explosive Mars-Uranus conjunction on February 13th suggests that secret passions or a hidden relationship could create huge drama with some tempestuous anger. Once Mars shifts into your own sign the following day, you will want to defend yourself robustly over any allegations. When Mars settles here, you will have the chance to redeem your personal image if it's suffered through any infidelity or rumors against you. By the time the Full Moon Supermoon on February 19th shines from your creative zone, you should be feeling much happier. This is playful energy and suggests that the storm of mid-month has passed and that now you are ready to laugh again.

These things sometimes take time to resolve fully, however, and you may find the issue resurfacing on February 22nd when Venus conjuncts Pluto. If distance is an issue in your relationship - physical or emotional - then this is an opportunity to fix that once and for all.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


February begins with some frustration over events beyond your control. As Mars squares up to Pluto, tensions will build. However, this angst is softened by a beautiful surprise in love, on February 2nd, which comes courtesy of a Venus-Uranus trine. The following day, as Venus shifts into your passion zone, you'll want a deeper and more spiritual connection with your sweetheart, which will serve you well as you face future challenges together. A fresh attitude is yours for the taking on February 4th as the New Moon falls in your philosophy zone.

Understanding that your thoughts create your reality is key to using this energy wisely. A more detached, laid back philosophy of life will also help mid-month when an explosive Mars-Uranus conjunction suggests anger and betrayal among your group of friends. Try to stay calm and don't jump to conclusions. Once Mars shifts into your spiritual zone on February 14th, you'll find a way to carefully fix this situation from behind the scenes. Expect issues from the past to come back to life briefly on February 19th when the Supermoon Full Moon shines from your memories zone.

This is a good time to work on your emotions, especially if you have suffered a past trauma. A few days later on February 22nd a passionate Venus-Pluto conjunction allows you to explore deep-seated fears and wishes in an intimate heart to heart with your lover - get things out into the open while you can.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


A difficult square between Mars and Pluto kicks off the month, highlighting discomfort with your home-work balance. Hang on in there, because the very next day on February 2nd, a Venus-Uranus trine suggests a surprise improvement to your working conditions, which may go a long way towards resolving this discord. Venus shifts into your love zone on February 3rd, further suggesting that you and your sweetheart can come to a greater mutual understanding. Meanwhile, a passionate New Moon on February 4th underlines a fresh start in your love together, so that's all good. Take the peace and tranquillity while you can, because mid-month brings some fireworks and a sudden upheaval or drama in your career.

On February 13th, Mars conjuncts Pluto in an explosive aspect that may force your hand or lead to a dramatic decision. Whatever happens, keep your spirits high. Mars moves into your objectives zone on February 14th, so you will quickly regain your feet and start working towards some fresh goals. A Supermoon Full Moon on February 19th is in your intellectual zone, so the events of mid-month may have clarified for you that you would benefit from some extra training or even a completely new course of study, ready for a change in direction. This is a positive opportunity, so grab it with both hands.

Your partner will be fully supportive of any new direction but do watch out for a minor blip on February 22nd when a Venus-Pluto conjunction suggests some jealousy or a bit of a power struggle between the two of you.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


As February begins, you may be adapting to a new travel or work routine. Have patience and give yourself time. A very tense Mars-Pluto square on February 1st highlights arguments on this topic, but at the same time part of you is enjoying the challenge - as demonstrated by a positive Venus-Uranus trine the following day. By the time Venus arrives in your routines zone on February 3rd, things should be settling down and you'll be better able to find the rainbows in your new routine - indeed a New Moon in your love zone on February 4th suggests that it will have many benefits for your closest relationship. The teething troubles do not disappear entirely, however, and may surface once more - rather explosively - around February 13th when Mars conjuncts Uranus in your travel and philosophy zone.

Turn these frustrations into ambition and use the discomfort to drive you towards positive change. The following day, Mars shifts into your career zone, so if you can channel your energy in that direction you should see some good results. There's good financial news on the way this month too, particularly following the Supermoon Full Moon in your money zone on February 19th. Listen to your instincts over how best to accumulate and use your resources. On February 22nd a passionate but intense conjunction between Venus and Pluto hints at arguments between you and your sweetheart, as the month's changes are still bedding in - but this is nothing you can't move past if you're open with your feelings.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Creatively, February begins on an uneasy note. As Mars squares up to Pluto on the 1st, you may feel stifled and unable to take express yourself as you would like. It's almost as if you can't risk being yourself, which is very uncomfortable. Look to your family for support, particularly on February 2nd when a lovely Venus-Uranus trine hints at a helpful family surprise. Once Venus shifts into your creativity zone on February 3rd, you'll start to feel much more confident about pursuing your own path, so look for opportunities in the second week of February to do your own thing.

There could be some angst mid-month, especially when Mars conjuncts Uranus in one of the most complex areas of your chart on February 13th. Be sure that your motives and actions are fully above board at this time, as anything underhanded or suspicious could easily come back to haunt you. Helpfully, Mars shifts into your justice zone on February 14th, making it easy for you to be open and transparent about your motives and your actions. Your growing independence and creativity get another boost on February 19th when a Supermoon Full Moon occurs in your own sign - this is the perfect moment to celebrate what makes you unique and to shout your quirks from the rooftops! Your love life begins to hot up towards the end of February too, particularly with a spectacularly passionate Venus-Pluto conjunction on February 22nd - sparks may fly, for all the right reasons.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Relationships with your in-laws or extended family are prickly as February gets underway - indeed a very tense Mars-Pluto square on February 1st could indicate a showdown of some kind. Open and honest communication can help to avoid much of the nastiness, as demonstrated by the loving and supportive trine between Venus and Uranus on February 2nd. Keep talking kindly and keep making allowances - once Venus arrives in your family zone on February 3rd, tensions will ease significantly. A New Moon in your joy zone on February 4th highlights how much of a relief that will be! However, families have a way of complicating even the best of relationships - and mid-month, more trouble from your extended family could cause some discontent within your love life.

Watch out for tempers on all sides around February 13th when Mars conjuncts Uranus in your love zone. Fortunately, Mars shifts into your passion zone the very next day, so plenty of alone time with your sweetheart should help to heal any rift. Looking into your family history may bring some interesting new dimensions to your relationships with in-laws and others, especially following the Full Moon Supermoon on February 19th. There are hints here of karmic links between your soul group and a surprising discovery around February 22nd could hold some answers for you. Here, Venus conjuncts Pluto in your family zone, uncovering secrets which will move and awe you.

This is the perfect opportunity to grow closer to all concerned.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Take good care of your mental health as February gets underway - stress may be affecting your physical and emotional health too, so it's important to relax. On February 1st a tense Mars-Pluto square highlights potential health issues, so find an outlet where you can safely let off steam. The first week of the month does bring some relief in the form of a helpful Venus-Uranus trine, which suggests that financial pressures ease, at least. Once Venus shifts into your mind zone on February 3rd, you'll find it easier to give yourself the space and time you need to settle your emotions. This is important, because mid-month may bring another series of stressful circumstances.

Around February 13th, Mars conjuncts Uranus in your health zone, indicating a shock or a wakeup call, particularly with regard to mental health. If you have been feeling under pressure, please reach out to someone who can help. Fortunately, the very next day Mars moves from your health zone to your love zone, so you can expect staunch support from your sweetheart and other loved ones around this tricky time. Getting more involved in hobbies or creative pursuits will help to ease your stress, and this should be particularly valuable following the Supermoon Full Moon on February 19th. Community or charity campaigns will also give you something positive to focus on, so direct your energies into these and away from the life elements which are currently causing you angst.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Your reckless streak is coming to the fore as February gets underway - good news for your adrenaline levels perhaps, but not great news for your finances. On February 1st, look out for a situation where your risk-taking creates conflict, and potentially serious conflict at that. A helpful Venus-Uranus trine the following day will help you find more positive and creative ways to express yourself, but it's important that you understand your own limits. Venus moves into your money zone in the first week of February, an energy which does invite excessive spending. Fortunately, a New Moon in your mind zone on February 4th encourages you to take a more responsible approach, temporarily easing the tension between what you want to do and what you know you should do.

This tension is likely to flare up again dramatically around February 13th, however, when Mars conjuncts unpredictable Uranus in your risk zone. Once the dust from that event has settled, however, Mars quickly moves into your health zone. This should enable you to channel your restlessness into sport or fitness of some kind, and this in turn will lower everyone else's stress levels! The Supermoon Full Moon on February 19th occurs in your ambitions zone and suggests a switch of focus towards your career in the last week of February. A compulsive Venus-Pluto conjunction a few days later however suggests again that you must be careful not to risk your reputation.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Cosmic energies this February are all about shaking off criticism from family members and becoming more confident in yourself. The month gets off to a bumpy start with a tense Mars-Pluto square on February 1st, which highlights your anger over what you see as family interference in your life. A quirky Venus-Uranus trine the following day, however, suggests that you've been here before - look to how you've successfully handled similar challenges previously. Once Venus moves into your own sign on February 3rd, you'll start to feel more confident and much better able to be who you are. A lovely New Moon in your resources zone on February 4th hints at good financial news, which will further boost your confidence.

Some family members or in-laws just won't give up, however, and you can expect a showdown of some kind around February 13th when an explosive Mars-Uranus conjunction occurs in your family zone. There could be some fallout from this, but Mars quickly moves into your joy zone - use humor to help heal any resulting rift. The latter part of the month is much more trouble-free and a gorgeous Supermoon Full Moon in your exploration zone on February 19th suggests some travel or new horizons - at the very least, this is a great time to explore new places and new ideas. As February draws to a close, a Venus-Pluto conjunction in your own sign reminds you how far you've come in such a short space of time.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


If you're not sure about something, bluffing your way through could be tricky in early February. As Mars squares up to Pluto on February 1st, gaps in your knowledge are exposed and anger could result if you've misled someone. Be quick to apologize if so and find a way to make amends. Venus shifts into your intuition zone on February 3rd, which will make it easier for you to say the right thing at the right time. So long as you are sincere, you needn't worry too much about this.

A New Moon in your own sign on February 4th suggests that it's easily put behind you. Overall, February is a key month in your learning and spiritual growth. Not everything you learn will sit well with you - in particular, something you discover around February 13th may anger you a great deal. Here, Mars conjuncts Uranus and highlights a shock of some kind, but you'll recover quickly. The following day, Mars arrives in your family zone, so use the second half of the month to focus your energies on your family life and your domestic environment.

A Full Moon Supermoon on February 19th occurs in your mysteries zone, so there is some deep thinking to be done around this time, and perhaps some soul searching too. When Venus conjuncts Pluto in your spiritual zone on February 22nd, a spiritual lesson becomes clear - even though it may be painful, you will recognize that you have grown and developed through this experience.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Fairness and equality are key issues for you in February this year, but as the month gets underway, they could seem to be in short supply. A difficult square between Mars and Pluto on February 1st highlights an injustice within your friendship circle in particular, most likely related to resources or money. This angers you, but it's important to stay calm and not to jump to conclusions. Venus will arrive in your friendship zone a few days later on February 3rd, from which point you'll be able to understand the situation better. You may need to mediate between other parties who are intent on conflict.

The New Moon on February 4th occurs in your spiritual zone, so take plenty of time out to mediate or to explore your own beliefs. A financial shock could be on the way around February 13th, when aggressive Mars conjuncts unpredictable Uranus in your money zone, but this is nothing you can't handle. The very next day, Mars shifts into your intellect zone, so apply some lateral thinking to find new and creative solutions to any money worries. You've got this. Romance is in the air towards the end of February, especially following the beautiful Supermoon Full Moon in your love zone on February 19th.

It's the perfect time to deepen your connection with your soulmate. Meanwhile, friendships are being healed too - a Venus-Pluto conjunction on February 22nd in your social zone refers back to the start of the month and the problems you faced there, but there's a sense of reconciliation and forgiveness too.

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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