Astrologer TANYA OBREZA on what’s in the stars this month! TANYA was born in Slovenija and emigrated to Australia with her parents as a young girl. It was during her first visit to England that Tanya was introduced to astrology, and in 1980 she gained her London Faculty of Astrological Studies qualifications. Over the years, Tanya has established an extensive and wide-ranging international following, mostly due to her reassuring, down to earth presence
STAR OF THE MONTH
22 December - 19 January
2019 brings a sense of achievement. Your driving force? Independence. Relationships become more honest and serious, while professional responsibilities increase - particularly until March. If you’re occasionally in awe of the enormity of your workload, don’t be. Once you’ve stepped into the breach, fate has little choice but to move forward with you. Don’t think of yourself as a victim here. You’re needed, and despite your quiet protests, this is just the way you like it. After all this year’s good work, karmic laws decree that by your next birthday, it’s reward time. So keep a tally.
20 January - 18 February
Faced with the choice between risk or routine, this month - the pursuit of pleasure wins hands down. The cosmos also ushers in a growing level of self-confidence. What you gain is the courage of your convictions. Relationships hit a high note, especially new friendships. If love makes an entrance, it may be via business. Platonic bonds could also be in for a surprise shift of status - delightfully so.
19 February – 20 March There’s an ambitious spirit in all of us, though it’s generally something that gentler Pisceans tend to suppress. But 2019 allows you to take what’s deservedly yours. As early as January, finances start to strengthen. If you’re occasionally overwhelmed by what’s ahead of you, don’t panic. With you committing yourself to action, the cosmos has little choice but to move with you. This time, in the direction of your choice.
21 March - 20 April
Change is coming, so gather your strength and prepare. All year, the cosmos ensures a busy schedule, along with a strong possibility of travel. Single or attached, expect to turn a few heads. It’s a prime time to find new love, while couples strengthen rapport. Professionally, you may have to abandon age-worn practices. A tough ask, but soon you’ll emerge equipped to deal with cutting-edge challenges.
21 April – 20 May
This should be an amazing year professionally. Think back to 2016. What seemed impossible then could be achievable now. Sure, you may harbour a quiet dread of an even heavier workload, but there’s plenty of financial gain on offer. Variety, too. Quality of relationships also assume greater importance and nights take on a more erotic theme. Days alternate between hard work and fun - a great balance.
21 May – 21 June
The tail end of 2018 left some clues as to what’s in store for the upcoming year. Even if most goes according to plan, early 2019 still tests your patience. You may find yourself battling against those in positions of power. No matter how fierce the provocation, stay in control. Soon your capabilities will be fully realised, along with unprecedented success. Better still, a new kind of integrity enhances your work.
22 June - 22 July
Throw off inhibitions, Cancer. It’s a year to indulge your dreams. The cosmos surges forward in January, and so do you. New studies pay off, not only through increased knowledge, but in practical ways as well. In January, if you have a brilliant proposal in the back of your mind, bring it to the fore. If you are more inclined to hit the road for a bit, now’s your chance to travel. Looks like a huge financial leap is also on the horizon.
23 July - 22 August
With a vibrant tone set early on, you need no excuse to fall into the pastimes you enjoy the most: being adventurous and having fun. The world needs its colourful characters and, Leo, you’re undeniably one of them - even if you occasionally test less optimistic souls with your utopian visions. In matters of the heart, though - you may need to choose between old love and new. Don’t be rushed; time is no barrier to love.
23 August - 22 September
There’s much to be said for being determined - so what if it puts the odd nose out of joint? You’re tired of exploring everyone’s options but your own - choose a direction and follow it. Once initial obstacles are overcome, there should be surprisingly little resistance to your plans. The next step may be a change in your work environment. You may also find fruition in something you started two years ago.
23 September - 22 October
Experience can teach that it’s good old-fashioned practicality that usually gets the best results. The trouble is that you’re bored with the tried and tested, and feel drawn towards adventure. Fortunately, instinct will help you avoid most obstacles. Your emotional strength and determination also make a powerful package. Expect major changes as a result, an increase in cash flow included.
23 October – 21 November
Slow down, Libra. December asks that you let some of that stress fall away. You should rediscover the art of play, and just before all the Christmas madness starts, you can expect finances to improve. If so, don’t deny yourself a few luxuries. The same applies to love. You may find a karmically linked soul but watch your expectations. The higher you place a friend or lover on a pedestal, the further they have to fall.
22 November - 21 December
Seems your luck’s in, Sagittarius. This year, professional possibilities are plenty but some serious hours will be required. The occasional obstacle may also need a nudge. April brings the resolution of a complex issue. All the same, be careful where (and on whom) you step. March spurs a change of image - not because you’re looking jaded, but because you’re ready to tackle this crazy world on new terms. Your own.