All Signs: On Monday, the New Moon is a marvelous chance to make resolutions. By the end of the week, Mercury changes direction, helping us feel we’re getting our lives back on track. Meanwhile, fiery Mars enters Aries for the first time since the spring of 2011. This invigorates the Fire Signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) as well as Gemini and Aquarius. (Yeah, yeah, they’ll be a pushy, insufferable bunch but only for a few months.) Of course, the upside is we will all benefit from their creative energy and lucky ones will receive exciting invitations. Hmmm, “exciting invitations” bring to mind, “Live fast, love hard, die young!” (My favourite epitaph is: “What I gave, I have; what I spent, I had; what I kept, I lost.”)
Aries March 21-April 19
You’ll be supercharged with energy for the next few months because your ruler Mars is back in your sign for the first time in two years. Mars rules aggression, sexual energy, your ego and your muscles. Yup, it’s go, go, go! Start thinking about what you want to achieve in your new year (birthday to birthday). Many of you are getting along with less support from others. However, a career peak awaits you in 2018. How can you prepare for this? Defining specific goals will help you achieve those goals. Think about it: Either you’re leading the pack or your life is just reactionary, management by crisis. Make it easy for yourself.
Taurus April 20-May 20
You’re popular and many are enjoying the company of artistic types. Monday is an especially good time to think about how you can make your hopes and dreams a reality. Be specific. Write down some goals. Partnerships are challenging, no question. However, you are starting to get credit for your efforts in the last few years. Great! You deserve this. Very soon this will translate into increased earnings. From 1999 to 2006, you reinvented yourself. Now you’re starting to flex your muscles and take your power, which will be a steady growth for you in the next seven years. “Luuucy, I’m home!”
Gemini May 21-June 20
A handful of planets are at high noon in your chart calling attention to you, which is why bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs notice you. Don’t forget that this “spotlight” is flattering for you, which is why others are asking you to take on extra jobs or increased responsibilities. Just say yes. You don’t have to be a superhero to impress them. On Monday, give thought to your life direction. Use the New Moon to your advantage. Where do you want to be five years from now? What do you have to start doing now to go in that direction? Competition with someone is likely in the next few weeks.
Cancer June 21-July 22
This is the best time all year to focus on what further training, education or skills you can acquire to improve your job or enhance your life. Basically, now is the time for you to think about how you can expand your horizons and get more out of life. Travel is an obvious choice. Ditto for taking courses. But you might have to do this closer to home, which means you need to shake up your daily routine and be a tourist in your own city. And because your ambition is going to be super-aroused in the next few months, this is a good time to define the bigger picture. Meanwhile, romance with a boss or someone older or richer might begin for some of you.)
Leo July 23-Aug 22
This is a passionate time, which is why you might be overreacting. (Moi? Yes, you.) You’re focused on cash flow, inheritances, debt and taxes. You’re a big spender and can rack up debt pretty quickly, but you’re capable of reducing your debt fast plus you can save if you know you really want to do something. Take a moment on Monday during the New Moon to think about how to reduce your debt and get the best use out of shared possessions. Travel plans still beckon in the next few months, no question. Mars will make you want to “Hit the road, Jack.” Of course, you will travel in style. Some people are more “back to the land” but Leos are “back to the hotel.”
Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22
Your focus on partnerships and close friendships continues because the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Neptune are opposite your sign. This also means you’re going to need to get more sleep because the Sun is your source of energy and it’s as far away from you as it gets all year. Because retrograde Mercury is ending, dealings with ex-partners will fade away. But as fiery Mars moves into Aries, your sex drive will increase. You might also find yourself caught up in confrontations about inheritances, shared property, debt, taxes or anything you own jointly with others. “That’s mine.” “No, it isn’t; it’s mine.” Patience.
Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22
It’s good that you have the energy to get better organized because you will work to organize your home and work environment. Although you can let things pile up and get messy, you can only stand this for so long. No sign is as affected by their surroundings as much as you are. If you live in a mess too long, you’ll get sick. Use the energy of the next few weeks to improve and reorganize your home and your workplace. Some of you are also on a major self-improvement kick with your health. (Your love of restaurants and socializing can be tough on your weight.) A minute on the lips is a decade on the hips
Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21
Two major things are happening for your sign. In the bigger picture, since Saturn is now in Scorpio for the first time since the mid-80s, you’re getting serious about life. You’re getting rid of anyone and anything that is no longer relevant. You’re streamlining your scene as you flow into a new direction and will ultimately reinvent yourself in the next seven years. (When Scorpio gets rid of stuff, they purge!) The other influence is much more short-lived, but it’s lots of fun! Four planets urge you to slip away on a vacation, enjoy romantic escapades, explore the arts and delight in playful activities with children. Give yourself permission to simply do your own thing.
Sagittarius Nov 22- Dec 21
Use the energy of Monday’s New Moon to itemize (actually write your ideas down) what you can do to improve your living space and your relationships with family. Four planets plus the New Moon urge you to focus on this area of your life. Not just home and family but also your private world. Many of you are giving thought to redecorating and others are exploring real-estate ideas. It’s interesting because you are also dismantling a lot of what you created since 2001. This process might dictate a change of homes. Plus, past issues within your family dynamic demand your attention and time as well. Fear not, Mars will guarantee that you have sexy romance and playful times in the month ahead
Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19
Like Scorpio, you’re part of this equation because your ruler Saturn is in Scorpio, while Your pace is still busy! This is also an excellent time for writers, teachers, actors and anyone in sales and marketing because your communication skills are hot. In fact, you can make money from communicating. Silly errors, confused communications and transportation delays will be greatly reduced now. But many are looking at renovations and major changes on the home front. Be patient with family members because increased chaos could produce domestic tension with loved ones. (No fun.) Instead, continue to focus on ways to improve your job because they exist. Some of you will even get a better job.
Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18
You continue to be focused more than usual on earnings, cash flow, financial matters and major purchases. Fortunately, many of you have opportunities to boost your earnings now even though you are buying lovely goodies for yourself and others. Part of this focus is because Jupiter is hyping your desire to enjoy holidays, take a vacation and live the good life. Many of you are involved in love affairs as well as enjoying sports events and buying things for children. Yes, fun can cost money! Because the New Moon on Monday is the only New Moon all year that focuses on finances for you, think about what you could do to get the best use out of the money and possessions you now have. Make it count.
Pisces Feb 19-March 20
Well, four planets plus the New Moon are still in your sign. This can make you more excitable than usual but it can also attract good fortune. Issues with old friends and partners plus confused communications will diminish now. In the next few months, you will work harder than ever to earn money and, ironically, you will spend big as well. Many of you want to be self-employed or gain greater freedom with your finances and earnings. You want to do your own thing. Family continues to be warm, loving and supportive, which is reassuring. Use the energy of Monday’s New Moon to think about how you can improve your appearance and your style of relating with others. It’s your best chance all year to do this.