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
Aquarius 20 January – 18 February
If ever there’s a time for rolling up your sleeves, this year is it. The planets are feeling fidgety and keen to kick you along. Career developments look strong – perhaps even prompting a standing ovation. So forget about the whys and wherefores and get on with what you do best. After March, cultivate new contacts and launch yourself into the work you’ve always wanted to do. While you’re at it, reconsider previously shelved plans and ambitions. And when everything finally starts falling into place, don’t just put this down to luck or good timing. Take some credit here. It is you who is becoming more assertive and more discerning. Perhaps a bit wiser, too.
Pisces 19 February – 20 March
Many Pisceans long for better company. Even those surrounded by love may feel a little wistful. Although February is a time of independence, you may opt for some solitude too. The upside: the freedom to make your own choices. Choose a look as fresh as the brand new you. Your stunning new image will dazzle all. I hear you also fretting over finances but listen up: next month cash flow improves.
Aries 21 March – 20 April
February urges you to follow your heart. Some might go for more fleeting pleasures, but most favour the option of a rock-solid life mate. Even on a platonic note, you can expect to meet fascinating new friends. You can also take a calm look at how you handle partnerships. Dust away emotional cobwebs and talk problems through. Others will sense that change may be necessary. It’s your choice.
Taurus 21 April – 20 May
Right from the start of 2020, you’ve been encouraged to recover lost ground. Uranus has moved into your own sign for the first time in nearly 80 years. What does this mean? Change. Lightning-fast change – mostly in how you see and interact with this world. Outmoded values start to disintegrate. In time, a new you emerges – physically, mentally and spiritually. Should you feel an urge to travel, venture as far as you dare.
Gemini 21 May – 21 June
February challenges Geminis to release resentments. Chances are, recent experiences have already stepped up the need for frankness. If you’re not fully committed or feeling confined, emotional battles could follow. Thankfully, a truce could be called by late month, when
warring factions extend the peace pipe. However, it’s probably not until next month that you really feel your much-missed mojo genuinely returning.
Cancer 22 June – 22 July
Pluto continues to teach you life-changing lessons on how to use-or-lose your personal power. You can be generous to a fault, but with a tendency to give all your energy away – only to be left feeling depleted. Recently you’ve started to see how this undermines your energy. It's one thing to give but another to know when to hold something back. This is an invaluable lesson. February is your time to receive, Cancer.
Leo 23 July – 22 August
Leos step into a month packed with ambition. Thanks go to Jupiter, who ups both your work responsibilities and your popularity rating. Don’t worry about any extra duties – you have all the right qualities to meet most challenges. After all, you’re used to switching from low to high gear, and then back again. Your driving force? The promise of financial independence. Just don’t forget to stop for the occasional breather.
Virgo 23 August – 22 September
In matters of the heart, February is gentle on your soul and generous with introductions. You need this. Recently, it’s been make-or-break time. This month, the planets expose a much lighter sense of fun and mischief. Being sexy is all about liking yourself, about knowing who you are and enjoying who you are. Straddle this psychological fence with confidence, and you’ll soon be spoilt for choice.
Libra 23 September – 22 October
February is a time for tying up pesky loose emotional ends and breaking bad habits. For example, saying “yes” - when you really mean “no”. There’s no getting around it: changes need to be made, with some tricky situations coming to a close altogether. But it’s not a case of being punished for past lapses of judgment – the universe doesn’t work that way. It’s just that for every ending there’s usually a new beginning.
Scorpio 23 October – 21 November
February puts forward a strong argument for change. My guess is that you become more assertive, as well as more outgoing. The latter half of the month is also an ideal time for new studies, professional growth or for embarking on promising new business ventures. Whatever happens, keep faith with the spirit that drives you. If extra work hours are required, don’t grumble – the gains promise to be exceptional.
Sagittarius 22 November – December 21
February brings mixed success in love. Relationships have their tempestuous moments, matching powerful plays of passion with periods of cool detachment. Not exactly a smooth run, but friction can become your friend. Although your usual impulse is to run from conflict, sometimes it’s best to stand your ground. Should this lead to new circumstances, so be it. The cosmos always has a contingency plan in motion.
Capricorn 22 December – January 19
Be assertive, Capricorn. Extract yourself from everyone’s beck and call and teach them self-management. You have your own needs to attend to. If something’s no longer working, you’re probably ready to make changes. A tough ask, perhaps, but by discarding outworn attitudes, you’ll be carrying less baggage – making life easier. Consider this your finest hour, with many insecurities laid to rest.