All Signs: Someone asked when the New Moons occur as they’re perfect times to make resolutions. I will try to do this in my daily columns. However, for the keeners: The next New Moon is the Tibetan New Year on Feb. 21, then Mar. 22, April 21, May 20, June 19, July 18, Aug. 17, Sept.15, Oct.15, Nov. 13 and Dec. 13. Naturally, we always express wishes and fears unconsciously (especially about why we can’t do something) so it’s good to be aware of what we want in the future. Why go through life willy-nilly, doing damage control? Instead, we can take the reins and steer where we really want to go. (Las Vegas sounds interesting.)
Aries March 21-April 19
Both the Sun and Mercury now urge you to give serious thought to your future goals. This is a phenomenon that’s happening just for Aries for the next several weeks. Use this to your advantage! Go one step further by sharing your hopes and dreams with others because their feedback will help you. When you mention what you hope to achieve, people might introduce you to the right contacts or steer you in a new direction or give you a hot tip. Younger people in particular might be especially helpful. Since you’re working so hard now, why not capitalize on all this vigorous energy that you’re putting out? (Hmmm, that’s interesting. Aries are putting out.)
Taurus April 20-May 20
You continue to be in the limelight, dear Taurus. Do remember this lighting is favourable to you! That’s why people in authority are asking you to take on increased responsibilities. By all means, say yes because it won’t be difficult for you to do this at all. (Remember Chekov in Star Trek? “I can do this! I can do this!” I love that movie.) This week Mercury is at the top of your chart encouraging you to make plans for your professional future, undertake new studies to promote your career, and talk to bosses, superiors and employers. Pitch your ideas because (no doubt) bosses will be impressed! Furthermore, with lucky Jupiter in your sign, the odds are in your favour. (“Oh no! I doubled on a pair of kings and the other guy got a straight.”)
Gemini May 21-June 20
Continue to look for ways to expand your horizons through further education and training or travel. Or both! (School in a foreign land? How exciting.) Your sign also has excellent opportunities to explore in publishing, the media, travel-related business, dealing with foreign countries, plus anything to do with medicine and the law. With Venus high in your chart, you might be asked to give your creative input on something – i.e. making something look better or giving suggestions about design, layout, furniture arrangement, gardening, whatever. In the next few weeks, romance with someone older, richer or more worldly is also likely. Hey, you have all the fun stuff!
Cancer June 21-July 22
You will enjoy travel for pleasure. Romance with someone from another country or different culture is likely. Furthermore, your appreciation of beauty is heightened now so you’ll love seeing beautiful places in other countries or enjoying the handicraft and artwork from other cultures. Meanwhile, continue to use this current energy to wrap up red-tape details about estates, inheritances, insurance matters, taxes and debt. Roll up your sleeves and get it done. Mars continues to make your communications unusually forceful. Be aware of this. Be nice. (However, use this to your advantage!) You’ll be successful selling, marketing, teaching and yelling at others. (Oops.)
Leo July 23-Aug 22
You still need to get more sleep and more rest. In fact, I mentioned this previously and several Leos e-mailed me about this very thing. (Snooze.) Respect your need for more sleep right now because it’s just a fact. Nevertheless, now that Mercury is opposite your sign, you will be more talkative to friends and partners. Suddenly, you want to put your cards on the table. Good. The next few weeks are the perfect time to clarify issues with others. Since you are seeking intellectual stimulation, you’re ready for this. Many of you will be more fascinated by Facebook, twitter, e-mails, or whatever medium you can use to talk to the world!
Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22
You’re still gung ho to work hard and get better organized. This is an excellent time for physical exercise or outdoor activities that make you huff and puff, especially sustained huffing and puffing. You’ll love doing mental work because you find it easy to pay attention to details in the next few weeks. Many of you will be more health conscious now because Mercury is in your Sixth House. Caution against being critical of others (you know who you are). This is your greatest challenge, isn’t it? Your desire for perfection makes you critical of yourself and others. (Bummer.) Think opposite thoughts. Remind yourself how great they are and how great you are as well! Kiss-kiss, hug-hug.
Libra Sept 23-Oct 22
You are the last of the big-time schmoozers! You love to get out in social situations, be it party mode, lounge lizard or just chatting with others over coffee. Give yourself lots of opportunities to socialize with others now because the Sun and Mercury want you to do this. Accept invitations to party. Jump at opportunities for vacations, sports events, the theatre and all social occasions. You will also be turned on if you get a chance to express your creativity. It doesn’t matter how talented you are, it’s the doing that counts. Enjoy exploring fun painting, drawing, singing, dancing, whatever. You’ll love the experience. Romance with someone younger is possible now.
Scorpio Oct 3-Nov 21
You are really enjoying your domesticity now, have you noticed? That’s because three planets are urging you to focus on home, family and your domestic scene. Invite the family over this week. Enjoy family get-togethers. Talk to parents. The next few weeks are also an excellent time to focus on home repairs. (Family discussions about these are also likely.) Romance, love affairs, vacations, parties, sports and social occasions will start to become more important this week and in the next few weeks. Be receptive to invitations to explore these fun options. You’re a playful, sexy sign. When the stars urge you to do your thing, do it!
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21
The pace of your days continues to accelerate but you’re up for this! You love this pace even if it’s a bit frantic because it makes life exciting. You like to have places to go, things to do and people to see. In particular, contact with new people, new places and a new daily environment is thrilling. You are also enjoying the beauty of your home surroundings now. For those of you who have managed to stay at home, the next few weeks are perfect for redecorating or buying precious goodies for your home. With Mars high in your chart you continue to be totally stoked with your personal ambitions. This is good. Go, go, go!
Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19
Travel opportunities continue to be incredibly fabulous for your sign. Many Capricorns have been travelling more and will continue to travel more than they have for ages! You can also explore wonderful opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law at this time. Nevertheless, a strong undercurrent in your life right now is related to money, cash flow, earnings and exploring money- making ideas. Ka-ching! You have money on your mind. (Economists are people who work with numbers but who don’t have the personality to be accountants.) This is a good time for writers and salespeople because many of you can make money from your “words” in the next few weeks. Sweet talk!
Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18
Not only is the Sun still in your sign, but now busy Mercury is in Aquarius as well! This makes you unusually chatty, enthusiastic and capable of putting a lot of yourself into whatever you have to say. Naturally, Mercury makes you jump from issue to issue and subject to subject in a highly erratic but original way. This placement also makes you want to get out and travel more. “See the neighbourhood!” Short trips to interesting little places will please you. Meanwhile, you’re interested in spending money on pretty things for yourself and loved ones. What fun! This is also a good time to invest money in the arts or beautiful things. It’s all good.
Pisces Feb 19-March 20
Recently, I got e-mail from a Pisces who thought she had to be patient about going after her dreams. Au contraire! My hectoring comments about being patient for Pisces people simply apply to their partners and friends. With Mars opposite your sign for the month ahead, it’s easy to be annoyed with others. But that’s the only area where you really have to apply patience. You can be gung ho about exploring financial opportunities, promoting your job, schmoozing with others and doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work that will manifest in the next month in a profitable way. In fact, because in a few weeks the Sun will move into your sign, this is an excellent time to “get ready” for a brighter future! Oh yeah.