TANYA OBREZA 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.
19 February – 20 March
You want, and deserve, only the best – which is exactly what your birthday this year brings. Sensational opportunities open new doors, as both work and relationships gather pace. At home, a sense of belonging becomes important, with singles wanting to settle down. Your birthday season offers some strong romantic contenders, but in case you’re unimpressed, sexy Venus provides more erotic encounters in the months to come, and Saturn brings a karmic relationship in the form of romance or friendship. But take care of whom you confide in; not everyone is trustworthy. Coupled Pisceans turn the bedroom into a sexual sauna. This impulsive spirit runs wild in financial matters too.
21 March – 20 April
With Mercury going backwards after the 11th, focus on unfinished projects rather than starting anything new. To avoid errors, double-check your agenda, reconfirm appointments, have everything ready before a deadline and leave extra time for unexpected events. Another warning: the past has a cute way of reappearing on your doorstep when you least expect it. Uncomfortable explanations may follow.
21 April – 20 May
When the Sun and Mercury settle into your sector of friendship, should you lay out a welcome mat or call pest control? Luckily, you’re dealing with a generous cosmos, so embrace this phase of good fortune and creativity. Are we talking more friends, better money, hotter romance or improved career goals? Yes to one, or all! Treat March as a smorgasbord and choose where to shine.
21 May – 21 June
Mercury turns retrograde after the 11th which results in your zodiac neighbours being more cautious, but not you: you’re determined to take a leap of faith. Go for it, Gemini. You now have planetary permission to take what’s yours – but you should also rid your psyche of obstacles that threaten progress. Venus compensates with a socially sparkling final week when intimacy grows. Just don’t throw financial caution to the wind.
22 June – 22 July
As life slows down when Mercury turns retrograde after the 11th, so should you. Hidden issues resurface, but rather than deny – it’s better to share how you feel. Sure, you may be anxious, but be honest, and you’ll enjoy a romantic renaissance as well as lots of laughter, renewed friendships and peace of mind. Money regains a niggling need, but there’s nothing like feeling the pinch to prompt ingenuity.
23 July – 22 August
When those around you find their affairs riddled with complications, lucky lions will be purring with contentment. Most of your dealings are progressing superbly. But beware: Mars is running riot and bragging about your triumphs could earn you bad press – so it’s best to keep your most delicious conquests to yourself. The truth is, others are just a tad jealous. Sometimes, it seems, that Leos do have all the fun!
23 August – 22 September
Don’t feel besieged if work is testing you. Some planets argue for a career change – others don’t. There’s no need to decide right now. Stay patient, because dreams need time to become a reality. Thankfully, with matters of the heart it’s all systems go - but let love develop at a steady pace. Again, don’t be in too much of a hurry to commit. Keep the focus on having fun, and the rest will follow.
23 September – 22 October
Mercury goes into hibernation after the 11th, inviting Librans to do the same. This looks like a quiet stretch - but you can still expect the odd wake-up call. Talk could turn towards moving house or the need for repairs to a residence or relationship. Of course, life would be more exciting with the thrill of passion – but May isn’t too long to wait. Someone special is nearly within kissing distance!
23 October – 21 November
Both Mars and Venus throw you a healthy dose of happiness this month. With this bravado also extending to romance, your newfound confidence can’t help but be sexually alluring – hence the hike in potential suitors. Professionally, you should be setting new targets and self-promoting until you get results. Network, Scorpio. Give it your all and soon you’ll be rewarded with financial and career boosts.
November 22 – December 21
This month a backward moving Mercury brings the full spectrum of emotions, and perhaps some conflict. But you’re not entirely innocent in all this. You can’t treat love as a battleground and not expect warfare. Take care that the past doesn’t spill into present battles. Others have been waiting patiently for your commitment, so make your mind up before they move on without you. If it’s peace you’re after, wave the white flag.
December 22 – January 19
This is a major month for Capricorn. Mars settles in your sector of sexuality – encouraging Cupid to aim his intoxicating arrows your way. Set your sights on specific targets or people you would love to capture. With so many admirers, you won’t have to work hard for attention! At work, you may have some minor roadblocks to navigate. A colleague may be trying to sabotage your efforts, making life a little complicated.
20 January – 18 February
A new mentor has a stabilising effect on your life. The hitch happens when Mercury turns retrograde on the 11th, confusing the direction of things. At work, files are lost, misunderstandings occur. Should finances plummet - reduce your debts and cut expenses. At home, emotions peak and plummet. If you feel you’ve been wronged, stand your ground: this is your chance to end or mend alliances.