All Signs: Several have asked me not to mention Mercury retrograde anymore, therefore, I will not remind you that we’re still in the throes of Mercury-retrograde delays, confused communications, transportation problems while running into people from our past. The week ahead is quite favourable (without mentioning the trials and tribulations of the unmentionable), but at the end of the week, expect frayed tempers and power struggles. To put this in perspective, ponder this: If others around you are happy, it’s easier for you to be happy. Vice versa, if you are happy, it’s easier for others to be happy. It’s the Happy Formula! I’m sure you knew this. (Although people who think they know everything are very irritating to those of us who do.)
Aries March 21-April 19
Well, it’s still your time, dear Aries. Enjoy your good fortune while the Sun is in your sign. (Ovid, who lived 43 B.C. said, “Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.”) He preferred his now over yesterday. That kinda puts things in perspective, doesn’t it? Just a reminder that it’s always wise to appreciate what you’ve got, who you are and where you are in history. In your year ahead, you will definitely boost your income and buy lovely treasures for yourself because you’re willing to work so hard at this time. And since partnerships are challenging (help!) many of you are motivated to secure your independence. (Oh yeah.)
Taurus April 20-May 20
Things are looking very good for you with fair Venus and lucky moneybags Jupiter in your sign. (Not too shabby!) And in a few weeks (April 19) the Sun will enter Taurus to give you a real boost. Appreciate your good fortune. You’re feeling very sexy and physically passionate now. For some, this energy translates into competitive sports. Actually, right now you’re prepared to work hard and play hard. However, parents might find children a bit challenging. (Fortunately, Taurus makes the best parent because you take care of the basics: clothing, a warm bed and three squares a day.) Do find things to amuse you. Enjoy the theatre, sports, musical performances, dinners with friends and fun schmoozing..
Gemini May 21-June 20
You’re popular and feeling extremely social, so get out and schmooze with others! Talk to friends and rub shoulders with members of clubs and groups because you need this social stimulation right now. In particular, it will help you if you share your hopes for the future with others because their feedback will benefit you in some way. Factoid. Some of you are dabbling in secret love affairs. Be careful — your Achilles’ heel is the “grass is greener” syndrome. Logic dictates there will always be greener grass because there is no end to “better.” In other words, there will always be a better job, a better partner, a better house and so on. It never ends. Don’t get sucked into this vicious cycle. And don’t blow something solid for a mere bonbon.
Cancer June 21-July 22
You continue to catch the eye of others, especially bosses, parents and VIPs, because the Sun is so high in your chart. (This is a good thing.) And it is the perfect time to examine your life, your role in the community and your life direction in general. So, how does it stack up? Because you look so competent and attractive to others (especially bosses), you might be asked to take on increased responsibilities. Do say yes because you won’t have to be an Action Hero to pull it off. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, interaction with parents might be significant. This is definitely a good time to take stock and plan where you want to be five years from now.
Leo July 23-Aug 22
Life is taking on an exciting edge lately, have you noticed? You’re eager to travel and you’re equally as eager to learn and explore fascinating ideas. You want to challenge your mind by trying new things and meeting new people. (“What is the square root of love?””) Actually, with Jupiter and Venus slowly moving across the top of your chart, all kinds of good fortune is coming your way to favourably boost your reputation and make you look great in the eyes of others, especially bosses and VIPs. Romance with someone richer, older or more experienced might blossom. (This could help your champagne tastes.)
Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22
You’re definitely feeling feisty! It’s a good thing because you are unusually ambitious now on several fronts. Travel for pleasure totally appeals. And matters related to publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education look sweet. You might be excited to explore something new because you’re very keen to improve yourself right now. In fact, this long duration of Mars in Virgo has made everyone unusually health-conscious. (That’s because each sign rules certain parts of the body and Virgo rules the intestines, so lots of people are suddenly super aware of their diet.) Every Virgo knows a balanced diet is not a hotdog in each hand
Libra Sept 23-Oct 22
You were so on top of your game around 2003. (Ah yes.) That was then and this is now. And now you’re busy reinventing yourself (since, roughly, 2010). Well, I say get used to it because this metamorphosis will continue for about five more years. (Think “new clothes!”) Since the efforts of others can benefit you now, do be open to offers that come your way. And similarly, be quick to join forces with others. You might benefit through inheritances, gifts, favours or a boost in your partner’s income. There’s no question your work scene is suffering from snafus and delays, and many of you are carrying on underground or behind-the-scenes activities. (Love affair?) You are such a social romantic.
Scorpio Oct 3-Nov 21
Have you made your To Do list? Lord knows you have a strong urge to clean up your act. You want to pull it all together: where you live, where you work, how you look and how you feel. Hey, make the most of this impulse! Physical sports and competition with others might drive you now as well. Fortunately, things look sweet when it comes to close friendships and partnerships. You are loved. (And yes, old flames back on the scene are testimony to this.) Even though this is a classic time to let go of people and places and possessions for you, it would be wise to partner up with people because you can benefit from this in the next two years.
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21
Essentially, you are pulled in two directions right now because in one way you want to play. You want fun. You want to flirt. You want to enjoy sports. You want to go on vacation. “Fly me anywhere.” You want to express your artistic talents and individual creativity. “I want to be me!” And yet, you’re very ambitious right now as well. You’re busting your buns to impress others with what you can do. Fortunately, people are impressed, which means there are many ways you can get a better job or improve your existing job. Old family issues are back on your plate again. (No biggie, really.)
Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19
Your focus continues to be on home, family and domestic issues. Nevertheless, like Sagittarius, you want to play! Romance is in your soul, plus although travel opportunities have blessed you in the recent past, they will continue to bless you now and in the future. (I repeat: Don’t bother unpacking your bags.) Romance, love affairs, the arts, sports, creative projects and playful activities with children all appeal to you and they hold great promise! These are all vehicles that will help you reshape aspects of your personality. And, of course, all Capricorns are on this big self-improvement kick. (Pluto will do that to you.)
Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18
Things look fabulous! While busy with short trips, visits and discussions with everyone around you, you are also beautifully supported at home. In fact, everything on the home front is totally warm and reassuring! This is a great time for real-estate deals and also a wonderful time to redecorate or begin projects that will make where you live look more beautiful. By all means, entertain at home. Invite people over. Others will enjoy your family and your home right now because it’s all so positive. Admittedly, disputes about inheritances and shared property could exist. Just pass around more of those home-made cookies.
Pisces Feb 19-March 20
“Show me the money!” Ah yes, you’re totally focused on earnings, cash flow and how to generate more money. In part, this is because many of you have major expenditures in mind. (Others want to blow their money on trivial stuff like milk, bread and electricity.) Lots of déjà vu moments will no doubt arise for many of you in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, practice does make perfect, which means you’re becoming skilfully patient at dealing with the disappointments of partnerships and close friendships. Oy vey. You are always more impressed by deeds than words because hey, words are cheap. Actions speak for themselves. Another reason you need more dough is the next 18-24 months are the best for real estate. (“Will somebody get that door? It could be an opportunity waiting outside!”)