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May 24th, 2019
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Overview

With the Moon squaring up to Venus today, you may face a choice between doing what's right versus doing what would please someone you care about. The day's energies make it very clear that "right" is sometimes a relative judgement. The earth signs, Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo may prefer to keep the peace, while the air signs, Libra, Gemini and Aquarius will almost certainly opt for truth in its purest form. Looking ahead, Monday's energies are a little bit confusing; don't be surprised if it's difficult to nail down details on the day.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


A fresh breeze blows today, stimulating your mind and sharpening your outlook. If you've been stumped on a certain problem in your work or personal life, you could come up with a truly innovative solution that occurs to you out of the blue. Even if nothing in your life needs solving, you can put this quirky energy to good use by joining a group or a team, or doing creative work.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


If your friends or coworkers seem a bit aloof today, take it as a sign that it's time for you to disconnect as well, so you can get some work done. This may not be your favorite energy; you prefer a warmer, more relaxed atmosphere, even in professional situations. But sometimes it's helpful to retreat from your usual environment in order to focus all your attention on important ideas or plans.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


You're attracted to crowds today. You might be in a sociable mood, or you might have a specific cause in mind that's more easily advanced by a group of people. Either way, it's a good time to join forces with friends and associates and make something exciting happen. It's time for a change, even if on a small, personal scale, so use the power of a group dynamic to spur a revolution.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Get ready to encounter some strange, unconventional people today. Alternatively, you may have to face ideologies that are decidedly outside your realm of experience. It's best if you can open yourself up to learning something new -- to stretch your sense of reason and structure to accommodate something truly out of the ordinary. But chances are you'll resist that process. Sometimes, quirky people and strange ideas are just too weird for your tastes!

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


There's an oddly unemotional tone to your relationships today, as if the ardent emotional core of life has cooled. This doesn't sit well with you, since you're a naturally passionate, expressive person. If someone close to you suddenly seems aloof, you might respond with intense feeling. But heated displays won't go over well; now more than ever, people are uncomfortable with conflict. The good news is, any strangeness will blow over soon.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Cooperative action is highlighted today. You'll do your best work in a group, as other people check your ideas and whittle them down to the best and brightest. You're a sharp thinker, yourself; you could be instrumental in helping someone else hone their theories. Your constructive criticism might make all the difference to someone struggling to create positive change. Use your insight to help them distinguish between useless tweaks and smart revisions.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Life gets strange and interesting today, in the best way. You might make a new friend who is truly out of the ordinary. Or perhaps you'll encounter a subject or idea that gives you a fresh take on an old issue. Either way, prepare to be inspired! Creative, innovative approaches to projects and plans are highlighted now. Your natural curiosity leads you down unexpected paths of inquiry, a wonderful way to learn.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Your personal relationships could get tricky today. There's a cool, aloof vibe in effect that gets under your skin, because you're all about connection. You crave intimacy with the people you care about. If you sense someone close to you withdrawing or holding something back, you're likely to push until they relent and reconnect. But it may be wiser to let them do their thing and trust them to return when they're ready.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Your energy kicks higher today, and your blood quickens. You may feel the passion of revolution burning within you. If so, tap into it! This is a great day for creating positive change, and you're the perfect person to do it, since you're so optimistic. Your upbeat attitude can have an inspiring, energizing effect on folks who may not feel so confident about the possibility of a better tomorrow.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


There's a fresh, zany feeling in the air today. Normally this might make you uncomfortable, since you prefer rules and other known quantities to the vast unknown. And yet, right now you're in the mood to strike out into unfamiliar territory, intellectually speaking. Ideas tantalize you with their very newness. You may have an unexpected brain wave that leads to a brand-new perspective on an old problem.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Passionate displays of temper -- or even of affection -- may set you on edge today. Your mood is somewhat reserved. You may be better off spending time on your own, so you can analyze and strategize without distractions. Human interactions can be so tricky, after all. The best relationships to develop now are the ones based on a meeting of the minds, rather than a more emotional connection.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Your humanitarian side -- the part of you that's filled with concern and compassion for the people and other beings around you -- kicks in today. You have good ideas for what you can do to help, plus the energy it takes to put those plans into effect. The current influence is a bit unemotional in nature, which is actually a good thing. You can get something accomplished without your feelings getting in the way.
May 25th, 2019
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Overview

Astrologically speaking, there's not much to see here. This quiet cosmic day is a chance to rest and recuperate, or to enjoy just pottering around at home. A gentle Pisces Moon encourages kindness and sensitivity, so there should be a relatively serene feeling in the home. Take this opportunity to reflect on the year so far and to make plans for what lies ahead. For the mutable signs, Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini, this is also a chance to write or to create.

Looking ahead, a bold Aries Moon on Tuesday encourages those who are willing to take a few risks.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Today you have a yen for change. Some part of your life may be in need of radical transformation, or perhaps you're part of a group or cause dedicated to creating a better tomorrow for everyone. Either way, it's a great time to join forces with like-minded people. You'll find real breakthroughs occur in group situations when several minds work together as one, giving rise to incredible kinetic energy.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Life takes an unconventional turn today -- and this may really challenge your sense of what's normal and comfortable. You might encounter someone who marches to the beat of their own drummer. Or perhaps it will be an idea that doesn't correspond with what you consider to be true. When this happens, do your best to keep an open mind. How else can you gain a fresh perspective on the world?

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Your intellectual side is sharp today. You're filled with clever ideas, and coming up with a creative solution to a problem is no trouble at all. Neither is making abstract concepts your own. You're extra comfortable in the cerebral realm, which makes it a good day to study a subject that interests you or experiment with a concept to see if it stands up to scrutiny.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


It's a good day to work for a personally meaningful cause. This might be anything from making a charitable donation to throwing in your efforts with a group pushing for widespread change. But you may feel some hesitation about the methods used to create that transformation. You're all for changing the world, but you also have a keen sense of tradition. It could be a struggle to balance the two in your mind.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


The spirit of revolution infuses your soul today. You have an urge to toss anything familiar out the window, and invite fresh energy and experiences into your life. This is good, within reason. It's smart to switch up your routine every now and again, to avoid getting stuck in a rut. But making sweeping changes purely for their own sake isn't advised. Anything you've worked hard to establish deserves to be preserved.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


A reserved mood sets in today. You may feel detached from even your closest emotional connections. You have a lot on your mind, or perhaps on your to-do list. Either way, it's a good time for intellectual work, but not so much for intimate, one-on-one moments. If your spouse or best friend doesn't understand your need for space, explain it gently, so you can do your thing.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Your love for your fellow humans kicks in today in a big way. Your urge to improve conditions for some section of society could lead you to join a charitable or humanitarian group. If you already work within this realm, expect to make great progress under the current cosmic influence. Your innovative thinking could place you in the role of problem-solver when issues arise, or when a fresh perspective is needed.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Strange ideas and interests consume you today. You might be drawn to people or subjects you've never considered before. If this marks the beginning of a fresh path for you, that's a good thing, especially since you tend to stick to the same routines of thought and action instead of branching out into the unknown. Just make sure you aren't dabbling in taboo subjects purely for the sake of shock value.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Your need for personal and intellectual freedom is one of the qualities that define you as a person. And today, this need is especially strong. If anyone tries to limit your freedom, you'll find creative ways to evade their expectations and fulfill your own! Good thing you have such an open, playful nature. You can insist on doing your own thing in a way that doesn't burn bridges with anyone.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


It's a good day for creating positive transformation. You're feeling innovative, so take a keen-eyed look at the systems in your life. Is there something about a certain project or arrangement you've set up that isn't working as well as it should? If so, view it critically. What could you change? Even if an idea seems impractical, don't disregard it. Consider everything until you have reason to narrow down your options.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Today, your highly individualistic personality is on display for the world to see -- and that's a very good thing. The world needs more people who are willing to be themselves, even if their thoughts and interests run against the grain. By marching to that unique drumbeat, you're setting a good example for the rest of us. Plus, your big ideas might lead to a breakthrough that benefits everyone.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Today's cosmic energy is more intellectual than emotional in nature. You may find it hard to connect with someone at the heart level, but a meeting of the minds is quite possible. While you might prefer to reach out in a warm, affectionate way, it's a good idea to go along with this cerebral energy. This is a better time to reason through things than feel your way through.
May 26th, 2019
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Overview

Emotional energy is high today, so the challenge is to turn those emotions to good use rather than to ill. As the Moon trines Mars, the easiest way to do this is to pour passion into a good cause or to champion those who need the most help. On a more personal level, we can use this energy and its raw honesty to reach out to a lover or to right a wrong. For the water signs, Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio, this could be especially important. Looking ahead, a tricky Mercury-Neptune square on Wednesday warns us not to be too gullible.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Your mood softens today. Many people are feeling more sensitive now than usual, so it's smart to treat them with gentle care. Otherwise, your usual high energy might lead you to step on someone's toes without realizing what you're doing. But that's less likely now, since you simply aren't feeling that boisterous. It's a good day for a heart-to-heart with a friend. Get something off your chest.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Your nurturing side is strongly highlighted today. You want to be there for anyone who needs you, and you're ready with firm, warm support to take them under your wing. Sure, it might be a little bit idealistic to think you can save everyone who needs saving. But you can certainly be of some kind of assistance, and you're too practical to be drawn to a lost cause.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Today's cosmic energy is perfect for getting in touch with the divine. Okay, maybe that made you laugh. You're a naturally lighthearted person, after all. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't tap into the sacred side of life sometimes! And if you do so today, you can use it to make deep connections with yourself, your loved ones and that indefinable force that makes life so wonderfully blessed.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Your compassion swells today. Your big heart grows even larger. You're willing to do just about anything to help others, because you're even more aware than usual of their needs and their pain. If someone near you is feeling vulnerable, you'll pick up on it, even if they're broadcasting bravado. This is a real gift. If you use it with care, you can help people feel more comfortable in their own skin.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Your romantic streak is as wide as a river today. If you're coupled up, it's a great time to sleep in with your sweetie or spend quality time together. If you're single, focus on your ideal relationship. Envisioning the kind of connection you hope to have with someone will help you create it in reality. Just make sure your expectations aren't too idealistic! Base them in reality, not pure fantasy.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Let your feelings wash through you today. You're in such an emotional state that you might resist their pull; they could get in the way of your work, for example, or keep you from focusing on your responsibilities. But that's not such a bad thing, is it? Sometimes your responsibility is toward yourself and your own, inner well-being. Take a little me-time today, and be gentle with yourself.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Unselfish acts are highlighted today. This may be doubly true for you, since you're a people-pleaser by nature. You're always considering others' feelings before your own; you're so compassionate. But sometimes you're that way to a fault. On days like this, it may be more important to value your own needs first and foremost -- or to see through someone's tale of woe so you can understand their true intentions.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


You're feeling especially tender toward your loved ones today. A perfect stranger might even pull at your heartstrings, given the right circumstances. This is the kind of day when you could find yourself bringing home a stray kitten, simply because you couldn't bear to ignore its cries! Enjoy the warm sense of love that envelops you now, and turn it back outward toward the rest of the world.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


An encounter or experience could deeply move you today. Even a show you watch on TV could affect you in a big way. You're especially emotional, which could include melancholy. Don't resist the tide of feeling that washes through you. That would be like trying to resist the pull of the ocean itself! An honest acceptance of your true emotions can lead you toward greater self-understanding, and that's a journey you'll surely embrace.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


You're in a sympathetic mood today, and compassion comes more easily than usual. You may find yourself being more lenient in your expectations of yourself or other people. This is a smart move, because lots of people are easily distracted now -- you included. It's hard to apply yourself to your responsibilities with the usual level of dedication. Take some time off for rest and relaxation, if you can.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


You may feel a little spaced out today. Your energy is low and your thoughts wander easily. This is a pleasant state of mind, as long as you don't push yourself to concentrate when focus is elusive. If you can set aside detailed work and heavy responsibilities, it's much more natural under the current cosmic influence to put your energy into your personal relationships. Or, center yourself by reading, writing or napping.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


You're in a highly feeling space today. Your psychic abilities are keen, enabling you to tap into subtle strains of emotion that reveal the deepest truths about people and situations. For example, you can tell if a friend is feeling gloomy, even if they put on a brave face and claim nothing is wrong. You can be a great help to others, but don't allow yourself to get too wrapped up in their problems.
Week of May 19, 2019
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Overview

After a busy few astrological weeks, the celestial scene is much calmer this week. Both Mercury and the Sun shift into sociable, chatty Gemini, so there’s a friendly vibe around which is good for parties, events and dating.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Your words have true power now, so use them wisely! Speak up on behalf of a cause dear to your heart or get back in touch with a long-lost friend. Communicating with the wider world just got a whole lot easier - and more meaningful.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


The spotlight is now on nurturing your own self-confidence. Sometimes you put yourself down much too easily. Choose to focus on the things you do well and the areas where you shine. You have so many strengths. Pump yourself up!

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


This week's energies are tailor-made for you and you'll be in your element mixing with a wide cross-section of people. It's an easy time to make new friends and also an excellent time for meeting a new potential love interest, if you're single.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Look for signs, signals and symbols in your dreams, your daydreams and your random thoughts during the day. The universe is trying to communicate with you. There's a rich depth of learning available here to you, but first you must listen.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Spread your social wings. This is a great time to meet new people and teamwork is also well starred. You can do more together than you can alone. With your leadership abilities shining, maybe it's time to take charge of a group of like-minded souls.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


You've been the power behind someone else's success for a while now, but the cosmos urges you now to highlight your own abilities and to take credit for what you have been doing. You're not a supporting act - you're a star.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


A fascination with other cultures or with myths and legends takes hold this week, so don't be surprised to find yourself wanting to know more. If you're single, there are hints of a long-distance relationship here, or even a date with someone foreign.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


You could be a fantastic mentor this week, especially to someone who is going through a trauma. You know how that feels and you're able to help them give voice to their feelings and needs. Stand up for someone in trouble as only you can.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


It's all about the romance this week, as the Sun shifts into your love zone. You'll feel an upsurge in warmth and affection with your significant other, and this would be an amazing time for a wedding or engagement.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Streamline your desk and your working practices. There's too much clutter and you can't think clearly. Investigate time saving methods of working or simply work on improving your own time management. It's all about efficiency now.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Let your inner child out to play. There's a youthful exuberance in the air this week and you can learn much from the younger generation - and they from you. Fun and games carry a much deeper healing purpose than you realize.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Many blessings surround your family life this week and there could be good news from a family member. There's a sense of optimism and much to look forward to. Draw your loved ones close and enjoy the companionship.
May 2019
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Overview

May’s cosmic energies are quite diverse - the challenge for many of us during ups and downs will be to stay grounded and focused, not giving in to defensiveness, illogical thinking or dismay. The tone for this is set by the sensible Taurus New Moon on May 4th, followed by an assured Mars-Jupiter opposition the next day which encourages hard work, effort and optimism. Mercury moves into Taurus on the 6th, which slows down thinking and boosts stability – but very quickly a tricky Mercury-Uranus conjunction implies some rash action and impetuous behavior.

Venus squares up to Saturn on May 7th and two days later repeats the process with Pluto; these are very challenging aspects suggesting disappointment, betrayal and rejection, so this looks set to be a challenging week for relationships especially. The lingering resentment is likely to continue until Venus moves into Taurus on the 15th. Away from affairs of the heart, however, a Sun-Pluto trine on May 13th is highly constructive and helps those who need to exert their authority, particularly in finance or business.

With Mars moving into Cancer also on May 15th, emotions take a defensive turn, so many of us will be feeling extra touchy during the second half of May. A deeply emotional Scorpio Full Moon on the 18th reinforces this moodiness, but Mercury’s arrival in light-hearted Gemini on the 21st should ensure a more upbeat end to the month. Misunderstandings could be tricky on May 30th, however, when Mercury opposes Jupiter.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


There's a focus on income and monetary matters this May, amid hints that your career may not be giving you quite the satisfaction you've hoped for. The grounded Taurus New Moon on May 4th is a good start for money matters - however, watch out for impulsive thinking around May 8th. Mercury will have arrived in your money zone by then, but in conjunction with rebel planet Uranus the desire to throw temptation to the wind may be overwhelmingly strong. Career matters will start to feel tense around the 7th through the 9th, when Venus squares up to Saturn and then Pluto. If your leadership or your good ideas are rejected by your work colleagues, it may be time to move on.

Having said that, you have more cards in your hand than you realize. Look for an opportunity around May 13th to promote yourself or to influence your own career. A very powerful Sun-Pluto trine at this time encourages you to take control. With Venus moving into your money zone on May 15th, you may be able to use your charm to play for time over debts. Your ruling planet, Mars, shifts into your family zone on May 15th, bringing determination on your part to make everyone play nicely - the trouble is that enforced harmony is rarely harmony at all.

An emotional Full Moon on the 18th highlights the need to forgive a family member. If you can bring yourself to do that, then there's a more light-hearted note at the end of May, and possibly an educational opportunity to look forward to.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Stand up for your ideas and beliefs this May. That may not always be easy, but your opinions are worth fighting for. A New Moon in Taurus on May 4th will boost your confidence, and a Mars-Jupiter opposition the following day suggests that forgiveness for the past is easier than before - this again will help you to feel more assured in your current position. Mercury moves into your sign early in May too, so your communication skills get a boost. Two difficult squares, from Venus to Saturn and Pluto respectively, show the first hint of a challenge.

Someone thinks you're talking a good talk but not walking the walk and you'll feel the need to prove yourself, especially around May 7th through 9th. Don't shrink from this - rise to it. Positive action you take now to reinforce your position will pay dividends, especially around May 13th when a Sun-Pluto trine puts you back in control. Stand firm behind the choices you have made. Once Mars shifts into your communication zone on May 15th, you'll be easily able to fight back against your detractors.

Look for support from your sweetheart on May 18th, during an emotional and sensitive Full Moon in your love zone. This is when you discover what true love really means. As May heads towards a close, the importance of forgiveness comes up once again. Use the energy from the Mercury-Jupiter opposition on the 30th to reach out to someone who has betrayed you in the past. Be the bigger person.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


This looks set to be a very thoughtful May for you, Gemini, with plenty of spiritual growth on the agenda. For a start, the New Moon on May 4th finds you wondering about the big, unanswerable questions. One thing you do know for sure is that your relationship is a source of great support, as confirmed by a Mars-Jupiter opposition on May 5th - if you're not already in love, this is an excellent day for bumping into Cupid! The following day, intelligent Mercury arrives in your spirituality zone, so if you are dating, look for someone who stirs your spiritual senses, not just your physical ones. Between May 7th and 9th there could be some conflict with your friendships.

With Venus in square aspect first to Saturn and then to Pluto, it looks as though someone is going behind your back, betraying you or undermining you. This may cause you great sadness, but it's better to know than not to know. Don't be afraid to take drastic action to remove this person from your life, particularly around May 13th when the Sun-Pluto trine urges you to demand respect. The second half of May is a smoother ride, with Mars arriving in your money zone and helping you to secure greater self-confidence in your abilities. A Full Moon on the 18th highlights ways you can save time or manage your time better to get more done.

There's a light-hearted feel on May 21st when your ruling planet, Mercury, arrives home into your own sign - and an intriguing Mercury-Jupiter opposition on May 30th highlights grand gestures of love.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


A very busy and sociable May is a delight in one sense but watch out for a spouse or lover who feels left out. Get the party started on May 4th with a very positive New Moon in your social zone. An opposition between Mars and Jupiter the following day is energetic and inspiring, encouraging you to come out of your social shell that little bit more - a concept which is reinforced when Mercury arrives in your friendship zone on May 6th. Tensions arise between May 7th and 9th, however, when Venus squares up to first Saturn and then Pluto. These difficult aspects pit your career against your love life, with your career definitely in the lead.

If your sweetheart feels that you spend too much time working - or with friends - and not enough time with them, this could lead to some quite dramatic arguments and upsets. This tension lingers a while but try not to panic. A week later on May 13th, a very helpful Sun-Pluto trine suggests that you can find a compromise which makes everyone happy. Don't give up talking! Venus shifts into your social zone on May 15th so there should be even more opportunity to make new friends.

On the same day, Mars arrives in your own sign, boosting your confidence further. As May winds down, the social whirl may have left you tired - use the energy of the Mercury-Jupiter opposition on the 30th to carve out some peace and quiet.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


May brings progress in your career, but this is not without its practical difficulties, especially travel and free time-related. It's all excitement and adrenaline as the month begins, however, with a fantastic New Moon in your career zone on May 4th, followed a day later by a Mars-Jupiter opposition which underlines huge support for you from your colleagues and friends. Intelligent Mercury also arrives in your career zone on May 6th but watch out for an impetuous Mercury-Uranus conjunction on the 8th which could find you pushing your luck with a boss. Practical issues will start to feel worrisome between May 7th and 9th, due in large part to comfort-loving Venus squaring up to both Saturn and Pluto. If you have to commute a long distance or if your training is lacking, both of these will take their toll on your work.

Fortunately, the 13th brings a very positive Sun-Pluto trine which suggest that you will find a solution to this dilemma - one that puts you firmly back in control. With Venus arriving in your career zone on the 15th, it looks as if you're set for success. Mars moves into your privacy zone on May 15th, however, and the Full Moon on the 18th is in your family zone - it could be that the intense work pressures from earlier in the month now mean that you need some downtime to be with loved ones. Friends are keen to see you too, especially once Mercury arrives in your social zone on May 21st. You've worked so hard - you deserve a break.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


What's holding you back? May is the month to figure that out - and then to do something about it! Starting with bright and breezy energy from the New Moon in your exploration zone on May 4th, it's clear that the universe wants you to break free from restrictions and self-imposed boundaries. The following day, a helpful Mars-Jupiter opposition highlights your family and career zones, suggesting that you can be confident in those areas moving forwards - so what's stopping you? Mercury moves into your philosophy zone on the 6th, so you'll be able to make more rational choices regarding your future.

However, between May 7th and 9th two difficult squares - from Venus to Saturn and then to Pluto - show that your fear of taking a risk has been seriously undermining your dreams. You have lacked the confidence to move ahead and you're probably kicking yourself at this point over missed opportunities. But wait - help is at hand. On May 13th, a hugely positive Sun-Pluto trine helps you find the courage to move forwards at last. Go and shine!

On May 15th, Venus moves into your travel and exploration zone and Mars shifts into your social zone, giving you all the tools you need to spread your wings and to undertake a leap of faith. The Full Moon in your neighborhood zone on May 18th suggests some nostalgia or mixed feelings about what you might be leaving behind but you've got this. It's time to move onwards and upwards.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


There are healing opportunities coming your way in May, so it's a very good time to put any past traumas behind you once and for all. A positive New Moon on May 4th is your first chance to let your emotions flow. When Mercury arrives in your psychology zone on May 6th, you'll be able to dig a little deeper into your own psyche to understand what makes you tick and how you can heal yourself in order to move forwards. Family related hang-ups come into focus between May 7th and 9th, when loving Venus does battle first with grown up Saturn and then with transformational Pluto. Any bad blood between your family and your sweetheart is likely to crop up at this time, and there could be some explosive scenes.

You may feel caught in the middle and pressurized to take sides, but if you can avoid doing so, everyone will benefit. On May 13th, a helpful Sun-Pluto trine eases the tension considerably and allows you to start forgiving those who have hurt you. Once Venus arrives in your psychology zone on May 15th, you should feel especially emotionally powerful. The latter part of May is career-focused, with Mars arriving in your ambitions zone and a very positive Full Moon in your money zone on May 18th. Look into some extra training for some kind around the 30th - a useful Mercury-Jupiter opposition here points you in a lucrative new direction.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Love and generosity of spirit are key themes for May, in what looks set to be an exciting and positive time for you, Scorpio. Start as you mean to go on in the romance department - a New Moon in your love zone on May 4th is perfect for making a commitment to your lover; if you're single, this is a very good omen for dating. A passionate opposition between Mars and Jupiter on May 5th highlights your intense nature and ensures that someone can't take their eyes off you - and when Mercury arrives in your love zone on May 6th, your charm goes off the scale. Watch out for some health issues around May 7th through the 9th, when a difficult square between Venus and Saturn and then Pluto suggests that you're not getting enough sleep and are allowing stress to get the better of you. It's love to the rescue once more, however, as a beautiful Sun-Pluto trine on May 13th finds your sweetheart getting you back on the road to recovery.

Venus shifts into your love zone on May 15th, bringing you everything you need to get seriously close to someone special. The Full Moon on May 18th is in your own sign and this is the signal for you to step into your own power; own your life and the decisions you make. With Mercury arriving in your passion zone on May 21st, an intoxicating attraction could make some waves. As May draws to a close, an intense Mercury-Jupiter opposition highlights your self-esteem - you've felt so loved over the last month that your confidence is growing.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


No more excuses: this May is the month to get organized, get back on track and start moving positively towards your life goals. A timely New Moon on May 4th highlights better ways to schedule, plan or sort out your life; this energy also encourages you to find out where and how you are wasting so much time, so that you can make constructive changes. Once Mercury arrives in this area of your chart on May 6th, intelligent choices will find you freeing up time and scope for development in your life. There is some disruption between May 7th and 9th, however, as Venus squares up to both Saturn and Pluto. This tension surrounds your attitude towards money, in particular, and there could be some furious arguments between you and your partner if one of you has been spending too much.

Try not to take any financial risks at this time. Fortunately, an innovative Sun-Pluto trine on May 13th shows you ways in which you can better control your budget and/or increase your income. The Full Moon on May 18th occurs in your spiritual zone, so take time out to slow down and to reflect on how far you've come. You'll especially want to think about your closest relationship - or, if you're single, about how you intend to search for love. Mercury moves into your love zone on May 21st so if you're dating, look for someone who stimulates your intellect.

The chances are good that you'll find someone special, particularly around May 30th - a Mercury-Jupiter opposition here gives you every reason for optimism.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


You're a highly responsible sign, but the cosmic energies this May would like you to relax a little. Play. Have fun. Laugh, dream. It's not all about work and responsibilities.

The New Moon on May 4th occurs in your creative zone, so this is also an excellent time to paint, draw, craft, write, sing or dance. Meanwhile, a helpful Mars-Jupiter opposition the following day shows you how to take a backseat from work for a short while. Once Mercury moves into your play zone on the 6th, you'll enjoy intellectual puzzles, literature and movies - make time for these joys in your life. There could be some painful moments between May 7th and 9th, courtesy of two difficult squares from Venus, one to Saturn and one to Pluto. Family criticism of you will sting, especially if it comes from your parents or siblings.

Remember, however, that their words say more about them than they do about you. The Sun-Pluto trine on May 13th supports you to deal with your feelings on this issue through art or creative journaling. Let it all out. There's more play time ahead as Venus moves into your creative zone on May 15th - and on the same day, Mars moves into your love zone, increasing the passion between you and your sweetheart. A Full Moon on May 18th occurs in your friendship zone, so between romance and friendships, you look set to have a very busy - but beautiful - end to May.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Putting down roots seems important to you this May, whether that involves your current family home or perhaps even moving to a new one. The New Moon in your home zone on May 4th certainly suggests a fresh start in one sense or another, and Mercury's arrival in this zone a few days later backs up that point. Watch out for a shock or surprise on May 6th, however, but hopefully it's a good one. A lack of peace and quiet or privacy could anger you between May 7th and 9th. There could be trouble with neighbors or within your community, or perhaps you simply feel that others are intruding on your life too much.

As Venus squares up to Saturn and then to Pluto, it will be difficult to keep your temper. However, a helpful Sun-Pluto trine on May 13th suggests that your home will become your castle once more and that peace and privacy will be yours for the taking. The second half of May is rather more focused on your career and working life. The Full Moon in your career zone on May 18th hints at recognition and overdue success, but there's also a sense of needing to take a calculated risk. Mercury moves into your risk zone on May 21st, so you do have what it takes to weigh things up and make the correct choice, even if your decision shocks some people.

Don't be afraid to take that leap into the dark.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


May's energies are not so much about what is happening around you, but more about your own attitude to life and your interpersonal relationships with friends, colleagues, siblings and neighbors. A New Moon in your communication zone on May 4th helps you to speak up and to say something you've been meaning to say for a very long time. Mercury's arrival in this zone boosts your communication skills still further on the 6th and it should be easy at this point for you to persuade others to back you. Be careful how much you reveal to friends and colleagues, however. The Venus-Saturn and then Venus-Pluto squares on May 7th and 9th suggest that you've let someone get too close to you.

Be more discerning over who you trust if you want private information to remain private. On May 15th, when Venus moves into your communication zone, be especially careful with your use of social media - not everyone who 'likes' you likes you. Travel would be beneficial to your mood and outlook later in the month, especially around the time of the Full Moon on May 18th. A change of scenery inspires you. Mercury arrives in your memory zone on May 21st, so perhaps plan a trip back to your childhood haunts for some nostalgic meet-ups with old friends.

When Mercury opposes Jupiter on the 30th, you have a good chance of making contact with someone who was once important to you. Enjoy!

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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