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.
STAR OF THE MONTH
Virgo 23 August – 22 September
A thrilling month starts a fabulous year. With four major planets on side, you’re confident and charismatic. Others must wait in the wings as you step into the spotlight. The sun nudges you towards new work targets and given the good fortune that Jupiter adds, over this next year, you should expect excellent results. Some, however, may have to deal with a professional tug of war. Who wins may depend on which way you lean. Still, if you’re going to please anyone – it might as well be yourself. A new image, improved social life and increasing health awareness all add to the year’s delights.
Libra 23 September – 22 October
The Sun’s stopover through your sector of subconscious inspires you to delve into non-physical dimensions. Whether you choose to investigate psychic skills, journey into fantasy or develop an interest in psychology, your inner psyche is studied. Don’t let anyone tell you that you just want to escape reality, as this month is about accessing the truly inspirational world within.
Scorpio 23 October – 21 November
Be brave enough to emerge from your emotional wilderness, Scorpio. Face the fact that either you or a partner needs room to grow, while the other needs to be more flexible. Singles, you have to love yourself before anyone else can. Travel is likely, so keep your passport handy. Best news: the financial roller-coaster you’ve been riding turns less hazardous.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 21
Life can get a little out of hand sometimes, especially if you’ve allowed minor issues to take on major proportions. You need to regain personal control. A short break would let you reflect on things from a distance but getting away isn’t always easy. Others will continue to make demands. Oblige sensitively, but sensibly. You have your own life to lead, and martyrdom can be a tiring road to travel.
Capricorn December 22 – January 19
You’re not out of the woods yet, Capricorn. Sure, you could be questioning if it’s all worth it - or whether you should abandon what seems to be a fruitless quest. All you need is a new perspective and plenty of fresh air. You should be out in the elements - even if it means a few days away in warmer climates. So divert all calls to message bank while you answer a stronger calling.
Aquarius 20 January – 18 February
Right now, you need the truth, which may cause some tension. But it seems you’re spared many of September’s other anxieties. Maybe it’s because you’re feeling more forgiving, or that others are sincerely sorry. Whatever the case, there’s a positive shift in your happiness. Professionally, once initial obstacles are overcome – you’ll happily explore unmapped territory.
Pisces 19 February – 20 March
Sweep the less savoury issues of life to the side for the time being. Make the most of your vibrant mood by stirring up your social life. Type up an invitation list and call the caterers. You may blow the budget, but memories have a wonderful way of outlasting temporary financial woes. And it’s not just you doing the giving. Generosity becomes a two-way street, as others reciprocate your love and support.
Aries 21 March – 20 April
If you’ve been feeling sad, perhaps you’ve been missing passion or romance. Not so through September. Radiating sensuality, how can you fail to be the centre of attention? The trick is to take a break from others’ self-inflicted grief. Their web of discontent prevents your own self-care. Surround yourself with beauty and those closest to your heart. Love changes everything, as you may now rediscover.
Taurus 21 April – 20 May
A determined Taurean with nothing to do spells trouble. You’re on a professional and creative bender that can’t be suppressed. Don’t panic if a nearest and dearest appears out of sorts. At times, we all need our private space. It won’t be a lonely month, however. There are still plenty of special social moments to be had. For singles, friendships may be due a shift in status.
Gemini 21 May – 21 June
This month offers you a course in practicality, yet feeling that your wings have been clipped could prove frustrating. But once disbelief relaxes into acceptance, patience is yours to discover. You may also have to deal with those who feel superior to you. Luckily, you now have planetary approval to show them the door. The upside? You’re no longer held captive by hostile finances. Your ability to spend is set free.
Cancer 22 June – 22 July
Use your eloquence and creativity wisely when communicative Mercury harmonises with unconventional Uranus until the 14th – a great time to turn brilliant ideas into reality. Your trust in someone is shaken around the 22nd. Go ahead, express your dissatisfaction, but without going to extremes. No matter how exasperated you are, gentle persuasion is always more effective than fury.
Leo 23 July – 22 August
It doesn’t matter whether you focus on travel, moving house, career or love - expect some positive changes this month. Some say you’re impatient. Possibly, but only regarding the trivial. When it comes to serious matters, you have the strength of a Lioness. This is the resolve you’ve had to call on, and it’s made you more confident. Give the world your best shot, Leo – you won’t be disappointed.