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July 17th, 2019
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Overview

A Venus-Saturn opposition today weighs heavily on relationships, increasing the odds of a stubborn stand-off or the creation of lingering resentments. Try to deal with this head on by talking about the problem with your sweetheart. Pretending it doesn't exist is really not going to help. Some serious heart to heart communication is required now, especially from Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus. Looking ahead, love and power blend in an intoxicating manner on Sunday, when Venus opposes Pluto.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Welcome to a strange and unusual day -- your favorite kind! Individuality is highlighted today, and you're nothing if not a free spirit. You've always blazed your own trails, and now it's easier than ever. It's as if the universe is making special allowances for you -- and the quirkier your ideas and activities are, the better! Enjoy this influence while it lasts, and use it for all it's worth.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Many people need a lot of space and freedom today. If a friend or loved one seems restless, don't insist that they hang around. Let them do their thing, and trust that they'll wander back your way when they're ready. That's what love is all about, after all -- recognizing the other person's needs and doing your best to make room for them, even when it makes you a bit uncomfortable.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


It's a great day to join forces with other people, especially a group that's focused on some sort of humanitarian cause. You're thinking along those lines, yourself. You're interested in improving the world around you, though you may not know where to start. That's where established groups come in. You don't have to start from scratch on your own. You can throw your valuable efforts behind a cause that's already underway.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Someone you're normally quite close with could seem distant today. They're probably just wrapped up in some new scheme or idea they've been playing with, but you're a sensitive sort, so you might take their aloofness personally. If so, try to reason with yourself. The current energy is the kind that has lots of people absorbed in their own pursuits. Why not use this time to tackle some project of your own?

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Express your creativity to its fullest. You march to the beat of your own drummer, and that's more apparent today than ever. Take an innovative approach to everything you do, even if you're simply at work, tackling the same sort of tasks you do every day. There's nothing wrong with bringing a little flair to the office! Perhaps you can revamp some system or set of rules, to everyone's benefit.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Cerebral processes are highlighted today. This works well for you, since you're a thinker by nature. You enjoy reasoning through puzzles and organizing facts or variables. But don't be surprised if you encounter some fact or theory that doesn't mesh with what you already think to be true. Instead of rejecting this out of hand, give it some consideration. You may end up revising your own views, in the end.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


It's a great day to invite positive change into your life. If some part of your personal existence is in need of an overhaul, turn your most innovative eye toward redesigning things to your liking. But your skills could be even more effective in tackling a project or a cause with a more outward focus. Group efforts go especially well now, and with your negotiating skills in the mix, success is assured.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Lots of people are feeling emotionally reserved today, and most are preoccupied with their thoughts. Since you're such a sensitive and passionate person, it's a good idea to keep that in mind, especially when you're dealing with someone you're close with who seems distant. In fact, why not claim some time for yourself? You can make use of the current influence, too, which emphasizes mental processes and intellectual pursuits.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


Your taste for the exotic and unfamiliar is heightened today. You're drawn to people who have unusual ideas, because there's nothing you'd rather explore than fresh, strange intellectual terrain. The truth is, you're ready for a revolution of ideas, and you'll join forces with anyone who's up for the same! You can have a lot of fun with this, whether you actually focus on changing the world or just on stretching your mind.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


It's a good day to court unusual ideas and theories -- ones you would normally reject purely because they're a little too out there for your traditional tastes. Under the current cosmic influence, you're more open than usual to speculative thought and experimental processes. You can recognize that you don't know all the answers to life's questions, and conventional wisdom isn't always the most direct route toward the truth.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Your maverick nature is wonderfully on display today. A new personal cycle begins for you now, and your energy is boosted by the cosmos. It's a great day to break new ground, whether in your work, in your thinking, or perhaps in a relationship. A theory you've been developing is ready to be put to the test. It's also a good time to make plans for a better tomorrow.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Positive change is in the air today, and you want to contribute. Don't waste time throwing your energies into too many causes at once. You could make a good case for each and every one of them, but there's only so much time in a day! Instead, choose one and devote yourself to it. Just make sure you have some energy left over for yourself at the end of the day.
July 18th, 2019
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Overview

Romance is in the air and so is magic - what a beautiful day for a wedding or a honeymoon! As Venus trines Neptune, imagination takes flight, compassion gets a boost and all things mystical become very appealing too. For the water signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, this is a truly wonderful vibe; for the rest of us, it's a lovely break from some of the heavier energies around. Looking ahead, it's me, me, me on Monday, when the ego-driven Sun arrives in showbiz Leo.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Your pioneering nature responds to today's cosmic energy, which taps right into your independent streak. You want to do your own thing, and do it loud and proud. Yet you're also in a people-oriented mood. If you can find a group of folks as quirky as you, so much the better! It's even more fun to be unique when you have company to share it with.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Why can't people just leave well enough alone? That's the question you might ask yourself again and again today, as other people get all fired up about changing something that, in your opinion, is just fine as it is. While you're probably right that rebellion for its own sake isn't a wise idea, there's certainly a time and a place for improving the status quo. Odds are good today is it.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Your quirky, interesting personality gets full expression today. You're extra curious and inventive, and the world looks pretty fresh from your perspective. You might meet someone who really captures your interest, or stumble into a fascinating subject you can't wait to study more. Join a group of people who are pursuing something you find engrossing. Your sharp, observant perspective will certainly be a great addition to the table.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


You tend to live from the heart, basing your actions and your values in your deepest emotions. But today is all about intellectual processes. It's best to set your feelings aside, and take a more logical view of things. There's work to be done, and in some situations, sentimentality or obligation can only hold you back. That's when it's most important to think like a scientist. Observe, weigh options, and then act.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Group camaraderie is especially important today. You're a people-lover by nature, and right now you really want to feel a sense of accord with your group of friends or business associates. But if folks aren't working together as well as you might wish, try not to feel too dismayed. Instead, do what you can to create a positive group dynamic. Your sunny energy can surely inspire everyone to cooperate.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Your sharp intellect is honed by the current cosmic energy. Now your sense of logic is especially shrewd. This is great for situations or problems in which it's important to remain emotionally detached, so you can be effective in devising a solution or determining your next move. But sometimes a little emotionalism isn't such a bad thing. Reasoning with your heart as well as your mind keeps your perspective well rounded.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Today's energy is perfect for getting together with a crowd of folks and making something incredible happen. You've always been people-oriented, and now that part of you that adores community is highlighted. Since you're a natural diplomat, you're an excellent addition to any group, because you can help keep folks working smoothly together. Encourage everyone to focus on communication and compromise to yield the best, most productive results.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


Mental workouts are highlighted today. Using your brainpower to solve a problem feels great! Like a good workout in the gym, it reveals your intellectual strength and the sharpness of your thinking. But this isn't just about patting yourself on the back for being an intelligent, insightful person. The mental work you do today should focus outward, on the group. There's honor in trying to make broad-scale improvements for everyone.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


If your friends or coworkers feel strongly enough about pursuing a certain goal, you're likely to go along with them today. You love the feeling of being part of a movement. It's so uplifting! And working with other people is right up your alley, especially right now. You'll keep everyone laughing and inspired. You might even serve as the group motivator, letting others in on your expansive view of what's possible.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Today it's as important as ever to base your ideas and actions in proper research. But now there's added emphasis on stepping outside the box, especially in your thinking. Toss that sense of caution you carry like a protective shield right out the window. There's nothing wrong with getting a little experimental! Innovative thinking is favored now. A well-founded idea can only be strengthened by being tested in the real world.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Today is your day to think like the maverick you are -- but don't stop there. Your unconventional ideas are on display, so present them in the best light possible. Will your friends or colleagues view them as half-baked at best, or will you be able to communicate their brilliance? Knowing you, you'll have folks in your corner by the end of the day, or at least interested in hearing more.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


If someone close to you needs space today, do your best to let them go without protest, emotional or otherwise. The current energy is all about big, progressive ideas, and many folks do their best thinking in solitude. If you're in the mood for company, you can probably find a group that could use your help and input. Just don't expect warm fuzzies from your teammates. Right now, most people mean business!
July 19th, 2019
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Overview

Careful thinking is the order of the day and with Mercury shifting into Cancer today, some shrewd strategizing is going on behind the scenes. Think through your plans carefully and consider not only your own wishes but the impact of your actions on others. This is also a good day for genealogical or historical research connected to your family or your home. Who knows what you might discover, especially if you're a cardinal sign, Cancer, Aries, Capricorn or Libra! Looking ahead, Tuesday's go-getting Aries Moon provides the energy we need to push ahead regardless of obstacles.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Change is in the air today -- and you couldn't be happier. You've got some pretty good ideas for what around you could use some improvement. Step up like the leader you are and marshal the troops. It's easy for you to gather a crowd and inspire everyone to work together toward the same vision. That's the kind of fire-starter you are. Once you get people going, they'll proceed on their own energy.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Lots of folks seem a little offbeat today. You may find yourself looking askance at someone as they start talking about -- or doing -- something really strange. And yet, can't you relate, at least a little bit? You've got your own streak of individuality, and the current energy tickles that part of you -- the part that wants to be your own person, no matter what. Instead of judging others, why not loosen up yourself?

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


You need your freedom today -- not because you don't want to be around your friends, but because you want time and space to pursue any subject or activity that catches your interest. Some people won't understand what you find fascinating, after all. Sometimes, it's best just to break away for a while and do your own thing. Get absorbed in intellectual pursuits. Later, you can come back and report your findings.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


More folks than usual seem to be marching to the beat of their own drummers today -- so many, in fact, that it may seem to you they're being kooky just for the sake of it. That isn't your style! And watching other people behave that way can make you cranky. But try to adopt a live-and-let-live attitude. You do your thing, and let them do theirs.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


A swelling feeling fills you today. You're inspired to create positive change in the world. Perhaps you know exactly the improvements you'd like to make, or maybe you're wondering where to focus your creative energy. In that case, it's a great day to research causes and organizations to see which calls to you. Be sure to use your sharpest, most critical thinking, to make sure you find the right match for your interests.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


It's a great day to break out of your usual perspective or routine. Why not get a little kooky if you feel like it? There's an eccentric vibe at work that pushes you to be truly yourself, no matter what other people might think. If that means talking about strange subjects or taking an unpopular stance, so be it. You've gotta be you, right? Your true friends will love your honesty.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Welcome to a thinking kind of day. Your brain is turned on and tuned in. Knowledge calls out to you; you feel a real need to understand. Knowledge is power, after all, and information is freedom. Armed with the truth, there's little you can't do! And considering the mood you're in, whatever plans you make or actions you take now are sure to be focused on the greater good.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


You're drawn today toward strange and interesting subjects or people. Knowing you, this could get a little dark! You tend to be naturally fascinated by things other people might find unconventional or even taboo. This is part of being the true individual that you are, and it's great as long as you're genuinely interested. Of course, going for shock value is fun, too -- as long as you choose your moment and audience carefully.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


You need your freedom today. Fortunately, so do a lot of other people. Many of your friends are focused on their own pursuits, leaving you free and unencumbered to pursue yours. So what will it be? Knowing you, it'll be something wacky and intriguing! The knowledge you gain now could be used later in an important project, so keep an open mind, and record any brain waves you might otherwise forget.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Today, lots of people may seem to court weirdness for its own sake. In conversation, they're discussing interesting ideas that tickle your fascination. Sure, they might sound a little out there -- but all the best theories seemed kooky once upon a time! This sort of unconventional thinking is what really moves things forward now, so embrace it. Add your own solid ideas to the brainstorming session. See what brilliance develops.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


There's a wonderfully intellectual, rebellious energy at work today. The current cosmic influence is the kind that ushers in the winds of change, and you're perfectly positioned to be an agent for positive transformation. You have the innovative ideas needed to promote a cause. You even have the charisma needed to get an entire movement off the ground! These are your gifts as a visionary thinker. Use them well.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Today's events may depend entirely on the people with whom you spend your time. Being part of a group is a powerful force, especially right now. You're easily swayed by the feelings and intentions of the crowd. Getting swept up in a larger sense of purpose is a good thing if the crowd is motivated to do something positive. But consider the age-old question: If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you follow suit?
Week of July 14, 2019
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Overview

Last week’s tensions linger still, courtesy of both a Sun-Pluto opposition and a Venus-Saturn opposition, neither of which are helpful for finances and relationships. However, a Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn points to an area for each of us where great personal growth can occur.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


You like to be in charge but relinquishing or passing on your authority can also bring great satisfaction. Perhaps it's time to watch the world go by without necessarily needing to be the one calling the shots. At least, not all the time.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Trust the universe. That's the message from the Lunar Eclipse. Even though you cannot see where your current journey is heading, believe that it's leading somewhere good. This path into the unknown is scary for you. All the more reason to follow it.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Someone around you is toxic - and you know it. You've given this person the benefit of the doubt countless times now, but the Lunar Eclipse urges you to call time on this association. Surround yourself instead with those who wish you well.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Watch for where a relationship, however loving, becomes a little bit too controlling or too suffocating. Freedom is an important vibe from this Lunar Eclipse, so reclaim your own independence, even as you love someone very much.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


Do you know what your life purpose is? What's the point of all of this? If you know, get closer to it using the Lunar Eclipse energies. If you don't yet know, make it your mission to find out. Follow your spiritual destiny and learn how you can serve.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Enough of being the power behind the throne - it's time now to sit front and center and to promote your own talents, not someone else's. The Lunar Eclipse urges you to highlight your own skills and creativity. Shine brighter now than ever before.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


Something calls you back to your roots this week, as the Lunar Eclipse strengthens your link to your ancestry, your past and your soul essence. Connecting with older generations will do much to uplift and inspire you.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


It's never too late to change direction. The Lunar Eclipse energies highlight how re-training could bring greater meaning to your life. Choose a life path - and a career path - which truly resonates with your inner light.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


The Lunar Eclipse rocks your financial foundation - but only in order to show you that you need less than you think. Focus on your inner resourcefulness and your innate talents, rather than on what you can afford to buy.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Give yourself fully to your closest relationship - don't worry about losing your identity. The Lunar Eclipse highlights a love situation where you've held back a little, afraid to commit. Take the plunge now, unafraid and positive.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


Focus inwards in order to become aware of previously hidden unconscious or subconscious habits which are holding you back. Use the Lunar Eclipse energies to seek therapy or to start positive new habits instead. Onwards!

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


All hail the weird and the wonderful among us - especially you, Pisces. The Lunar Eclipse encourages you to be proud of who you are, including your many quirks and oddities. Be mystical, be magical, be ethereal and be proud.
July 2019
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Overview

July starts with a burst of energy as Mars arrives in showbiz Leo. For a moment, excitement fizzes – but the very next on July 2nd, a difficult Solar Eclipse in Cancer throws doubt over things which once felt sure and certain. Although Venus also arrives in big-hearted Leo on the 3rd, Mercury turns retrograde in this sign on the 7th, so a background of uncertainty and worry may not be far away during this first week.

Mid-July brings slow, stick-in-the-mud energy as the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto on July 9th and 14th respectively. Conflicts, jealousy and revenge are par for the course here and an ill-tempered, explosive Mars-Uranus square on the 11th merely adds to the tension. Many people may act in ways they later regret during this period, but the very grown up Capricorn Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 16th reminds us to keep our feet on the ground and our eyes on the future.

Venus is under fire on July 17th and again on the 21st, opposing first Saturn and then Pluto, so this third week of July may bring challenges in both love and money. However, a beautiful Venus-Neptune trine on the 18th does suggest that a magical encounter may be on the cards for a lucky few.

Despite its difficult moments, July ends on a much more promising note. A fortune-packed Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th promises success and recognition, which will certainly please luxury-loving Venus, arriving in Leo on the 27th. The final day of July sees a positive and generous Leo New Moon – a chance to look ahead with a smile.

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)


Choose wisely when it comes to how you spend your time this July. Family matters need your attention, but you must also find time to relax. Mars arrives in your fun zone on July 1st but the very next day the Solar Eclipse may reveal a family crisis or a dramatic happening which stops everything in its tracks. With Mercury turning retrograde also in your fun zone on July 7th, it looks as though leisure and pleasure will take a backseat while you deal with a family fallout. There could be discord over how your career impacts upon family life, especially between July 9th and 14th when the Sun opposes first Saturn then Pluto, stirring up these areas of your chart.

If you've been spending too much or taking some financial risks, you can expect fury from your partner for that too, especially when Mars squares Uranus on the 11th. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th falls in your career zone, so you may have to make a difficult decision in that area of your life. When Venus opposes Saturn and then Pluto on July 17th and 21st you should again consider the impact that your career choices may have on your loved ones. Fortunately, help comes in the form of a vibrant Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th - by taking a leap of faith or re-organizing your travel or commute, you may yet be able to get the best of both worlds. By the time the New Moon emerges in your fun zone on the 31st, life should be back in a better balance.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)


Something is holding you back this July. It could be poor communication or a lack of training - it's fixable, but you must put in the effort. Expect this to be shown very clearly around the Solar Eclipse on the 2nd. You may not be getting the support you would like from your family, as Mars arrives in your family zone on the 1st and stirs up competitiveness and an argumentative feeling. Mercury then turns retrograde in this zone on July 7th, making communication even trickier.

For this reason, when the training or communication issue comes to a head between July 9th and 14th, you may not be sure where to turn. A very tricky Mars-Uranus square on the 11th highlights a situation where family criticism stings and you can't seem to make progress towards solving the problem. Hang on in there. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your education zone on July 16th suggests that a new course, a fresh qualification or a better approach to communication can greatly improve matters. Family harmony should also improve around the 25th when a glorious trine between Mars and Jupiter helps you to put resentment, bitterness and family history behind you.

Make the first move towards healing any rift. Venus' arrival in your family zone on July 27th will assist with this, bestowing tact and diplomacy across your family life. Likewise, the positive New Moon on the 31st indicates a fresh start for family relationships. Hang on in there. It will be worth it.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)


Financial bumps and pressures could be troublesome this July. Keep your loved ones and family in the loop if you want their full support. The Solar Eclipse in your money zone on the 2nd could be a shock and you may wonder briefly how you're going to recover, financially. The key is to not panic. The following day Venus arrives in your finance zone, so the will to make things better is certainly there.

When Mercury turns retrograde in your communication zone on the 7th, however, you must avoid the temptation to not tell the truth about your current situation. Between July 9th and 14th, the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto, putting intense pressure on your finances. Debt collectors may call, and your family may want to know how things got so out of hand. Again, transparency is key. Avoid bluffing or trying to cover up the chaos, especially on the 11th when an explosive Mars-Uranus square hints at secrecy which will backfire.

The good news is that you're nothing if not resourceful, as demonstrated during the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th. Good ideas for rescuing the situation abound at that point - listen to them! An unwelcome blip in your love life between the 17th and 21st may prove to be distracting, as Venus opposes Saturn and then Pluto, but your new-found enthusiasm can be put into action on the 27th - here a very fortunate Mars-Jupiter trine promises success for those who dare to think big. Go ahead and take that calculated risk. A helpful New Moon in your communication zone on July 31st will help you "sell" the concept to your skeptical family.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)


Spend time this July working on who you truly are and what you really want from yourself - and others. A Solar Eclipse in your own sign on the 2nd may startle you into action if you realize that you've been subduing your own needs and wants in order to put others first. Mars arrives in your resources zone on the 1st, but Mercury turns retrograde here on the 7th, so you may struggle with self-esteem for a few days while you sort this out. Between July 9th and 14th, the Sun in your own sign opposes first Saturn and then Pluto - this energy is about asserting yourself and not being swallowed up by your relationship or by those around you. However, your partner may find it hard to understand your new independence - watch out for an explosive argument around July 11th when Mars squares up to Uranus.

Fortunately, this angst is relatively short-lived. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your love zone on the 16th brings matters to a head but also calms and soothes your closest relationship and reminds you why you fell in love in the first place. As Venus opposes Saturn and Pluto between July 17th and 21st, there is still more work to do on finding your freedom within love, but you'll get there. A very lucky Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th highlights success at work, which will help to boost your self-esteem - and the month ends on a high with a New Moon in your resources zone. You've got this.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)


A spiritual challenge this July finds you seeking answers, but it's not easy trying to balance the nitty gritty of daily life with your esoteric quest. Mars steams into Leo on the 1st so some may find your attitude slightly arrogant and over-bearing - tone it down for best results, especially once Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on the 7th. A Solar Eclipse in your spiritual zone on July 2nd is what prompts your questions and your desire for new knowledge. However, between July 9th and 14th the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto from your spiritual zone - making progress is like wading through treacle. Expect some setbacks and some anger from others who feel you are wasting your time, especially during a tense Mars-Uranus square on the 11th.

However, the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th highlights a breakthrough in time management; suddenly, you have more free time and therefore more freedom to explore your own beliefs and principles. A very helpful Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th encourages you to incorporate your own creativity into your spiritual practice, perhaps through inspirational writing or spirit art - see what works for you. July draws to a close with the arrival of Venus into Leo on the 27th, which will boost your charm and help to make up for any selfishness you showed earlier in the month. Finally, a New Moon in Leo on the 31st is your signal to start afresh with a new and more profound understanding of your destiny.

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)


Your challenge this July is to work within a team instead of being a lone wolf; although you prefer to operate alone, teamwork is vital now. Indeed, a Solar Eclipse in your social zone on the 2nd highlights how working with others is going to be a necessary evil from your point of view. Venus arrives in this zone on the 3rd, which will oil the wheels a little, but don't expect to find it easy, especially once Mercury turns retrograde on the 7th. Difficult oppositions between the Sun and both Saturn and Pluto dominate the energies between July 9th and 14th - and this is perhaps when your dislike of teamwork will have maximum impact, whether the team concerned is at work, at home or in your social life. A particular problem may occur on the 11th when Mars squares up to Uranus and someone invades your privacy yet further.

However, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 16th suggests that you can assert your own independence here, even from within a group. A productive Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th hints that your family will help you find a way to maintain privacy, space and distance from the group at large, while still contributing and getting things done. Venus arrives in your spiritual zone on the 27th, so meditation will help you deal with difficult people. The month rounds out with a New Moon in your spiritual zone on July 31st, so take time out to pray or to visualize your desires - manifestation should be much easier at this point.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)


You're very goal-driven this July but getting ahead in your career may come at a cost to your family and your emotions. Mars' arrival in your objectives zone on the 1st ensures that you're willing to put in the work - but a Solar Eclipse in your career zone on the 2nd hints at upheaval, shocks and unexpected demands from work. Once Mercury turns retrograde on the 7th, expect mixed messages to add to the confusion. Between July 9th and 14th a pair of oppositions, from the Sun to Saturn and then to Pluto, dominate. This is tense, quite aggressive energy and in your chart, it pits your work against your home life - your work-life balance has never mattered more.

On the 11th, a very difficult Mars-Uranus square adds some anger to the mix, with old resentments coming to light, especially in your closest relationship. Hang on in there, because a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your family zone on the 16th pushes you to find a solution which will ease tempers and give you some breathing space. Between the 17th and 21st, Venus makes the same set of oppositions as the Sun did earlier, suggesting that your love life will still need to adjust to your working conditions, rather than the other way around. However, a very productive Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th keeps communication open and helps your partner to feel on the same team as you - you're in this together, after all. The New Moon in your goal zone on the 31st will give you fresh impetus and enthusiasm to move forwards.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)


You may need to adjust your attitude and your philosophy this July, as events show you that you've been wrong in the past. This is not a very comfortable position for you, as you can be quite dogmatic - however, a Solar Eclipse in your philosophy zone on July 2nd highlights the dangers of becoming stuck in your ideas. Once Mercury turns retrograde in your status zone on the 7th, you'll also notice that any out-dated prejudices you hold could be holding you back in practical terms too. Change never comes easily to a fixed sign like yours, so prepare for some internal battles between July 9th and 14th, which is when the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto, pitting your deeply held beliefs against a changing tide of opinion. On the 11th, extra pressure may come from your sweetheart and/or your boss, as an angry Mars-Uranus square encourages a change of heart - or else.

Fortunately, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th boosts your communication skills and you'll start to ride this wave of change with much greater ease. There are still some rocky patches to navigate between the 17th and 21st, when Venus opposes Saturn and then Pluto, but with the support of your partner and loved ones, you'll figure it out. An excellent trine between Mars and Jupiter on the 25th turns the focus back to your career, where success now beckons. The New Moon on the 31st is also in your career zone - perhaps it's time for a fresh start.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)


July is a month when the past may dominate the present - previous bitterness, rivalries or jealousies resurface, and how you deal with them will be key. Expect a drama or a sudden event around the 2nd, when a Solar Eclipse activates your betrayal zone. If you or your sweetheart have been less than honest, events may come to a head now. Between the 9th and 14th, the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto, so you will probably go through several stages in dealing with this - first denial, then stubbornness and then finally transformation, as you both realize that things must change. This is not an easy or a pleasant process, but in a strange way it does bring you closer together - the realization of what you stand to lose does after all remind you how much you are in love.

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th helps to start the healing process, but further angst crops up between the 17th and 21st, when Venus faces off with Saturn and Pluto. Hang on in there, because it's your inherent positivity and honesty which will see you through. A Mars-Jupiter trine on July 25th is a breath of fresh air and allows you to put these worries behind you. A sense of excitement and travel is in the air now, and with Venus arriving in your travel zone on the 27th, it's the perfect time for a romantic getaway. The New Moon on the 31st also points towards travel and adventure - what a great way to sweep away the month's earlier troubles.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)


Your love life is in focus this July - there's a huge amount of passion here, but don't expect a smooth ride. Mars arrives in your passion zone on the 1st but stirs up jealousy too - and when the Solar Eclipse hits your love zone on the 2nd, you can expect a shock. Although Venus arrives in your love zone the following day and helps to mitigate some of the fallout, Mercury turns retrograde in your passion zone on the 7th - communication may fail between you and your lover, which sets off a bumpy chain of circumstances. Your relationship will face some difficult challenges between July 9th and 14th, as the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto. Freedom within the relationship could be the biggest issue by far, although an angry square between Mars and Uranus on the 11th points towards possible infidelity or flirting as another problem.

It's not until the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your own sign on the 16th that you finally realize where you're going wrong, and how to fix this angst. When Venus opposes Saturn on the 17th, you'll have an answer to the stubbornness, and you'll be able to take your lover with you on an emotional journey of reconciliation. A beautiful Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th highlights emotional healing and forgiveness too - clearing the way for Venus to light up your passion zone once more on the 27th. Finally, a New Moon in this area of your chart on July 31st confirms that your relationship is ready to move to the next stage.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)


July's energies are about getting your act together - getting more organized, controlling your focus and eliminating distractions which are preventing you from reaching your goals. A Solar Eclipse in your organization zone on the 2nd is the catalyst - a dramatic or sudden event which makes you realize how much time you've wasted and how much money you've frittered away. Mars moved into your love zone on the 1st and Mercury turns retrograde here on the 7th - both of these cosmic movements suggest that your relationship may have suffered through lack of attention too. Between July 9th and 14th, the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto, almost daring you to make the big changes you know are necessary. An unhelpful and angry intervention from an extended family on the 11th may bring things to a head, as Mars squares up to Uranus.

Use the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse energies on the 16th to turn inwards for a while - meditate, pray or seek spiritual guidance on this problem. Between July 17th and 21st, it's the turn of Venus to oppose Saturn and then Pluto, but this time your sweetheart is on board with your ideas and your desire to switch up your life routines. On the 25th, a very helpful Mars-Jupiter trine helps you and your sweetheart work together to finally get organized and to share the load of working towards your dreams. This frees the way for Venus to arrive in your love zone on the 27th, swiftly followed by a New Moon in your love zone on the 31st - it's a great time to celebrate your romance and the progress you've just made.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)


Stretch your creativity this July and move beyond the self-limiting beliefs which are holding you back. Mars arrives in your work zone on the 1st, so you have plenty of energy and potential to put into making a success of things. However, a Solar Eclipse on the 2nd falls in your creativity zone - and reminds you that you're not taking any creative risks; you're stagnating in whatever it is that you do. The following day, Venus shifts into your creative and play zone, so don't be afraid to mess around in order to get some great ideas. In some ways, you're held back by group-think between July 9th and 14th.

As the Sun opposes first Saturn and then Pluto, you may be paralyzed for fear that your friends, family or co-worker won't approve of your new direction. This is an illusion; these fears are not grounded in reality. Push ahead regardless. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 16th will show you that others do in fact think you're amazing! Between the 17th and 21st, when Venus makes the same oppositions to Saturn and then to Pluto, your confidence may waver once more, but call upon your sweetheart to support you.

A stunning Mars-Jupiter trine on the 25th highlights how your new ideas can create success in your career - take every opportunity to sell your talents now. With Venus arriving in your work zone on the 27th and then a New Moon in the same zone on July 31st, you have every reason to be optimistic about your chances.

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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