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
Taurus 21 April - 20 May
Here’s a year that encourages co-operation, as well as delegation and sharing. Although Saturn may throw the occasional spanner in the works, Uranus maintains the balance by offering invaluable support. Fortunately, money’s not too much of a problem, so you can afford to play as hard as you work. Settle debts, see to unfinished projects and send out clear signals that you’re back in control. While clearing your financial burdens, also try to discard any remnants of self-doubt. For some, too, this is a unique year for love and relationships. A good thing, and long overdue!
Gemini 21 May – 21 June
Strict Saturn has kept you under tight rein for some time. Stuck in a holding pattern, some Geminis have felt trapped or controlled. Others have been confronted with sober realities. Saturn, however, always has a plan. This drill sergeant taught you better ways to deal with adversity – and you’ve emerged a mental, emotional and spiritual hero. Armed with your own new set of rules, you’re transforming into an unbeatable force.
Cancer 22 June – 22 July
While caring Cancerians are often homebodies, this month you break out of your shell as Mars muscles in on your sector of adventure. Book a holiday with best friends or plan a romantic trip with your partner. For some, an inheritance or financial bonus helps clear old debts. Another possibility: the sale or purchase of property. Romance also wins a generous time slot, with enough allure to conjure up sensational love.
Leo 23 July – 22 August
The Sun and Mercury put pressure on career matters. If you’re occasionally overwhelmed by 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. One warning: until the 14th, curb your spending – a difficult ask, perhaps. Still, not everything in May gives cause for concern. Love and friendship look delightful, particularly after the 21st.
Virgo 23 August – 22 September
Jupiter continues to give you the go-ahead for practically anything. Money pressures are off, so there’s more cash to play with. You’ll be drawn to adventure and relationships that develop a crazy rhythm and spontaneity. Stability may be compromised, but with delightful results. Love tangles aside, there’s new openness with friends and family too. It’s a welcome turning point.
Libra 23 September – 22 October
As anyone who’s been forced onto a stage will tell you, it can be overwhelming. This month you might find yourself in the spotlight but doing fine. Surges of brilliance could even earn you an encore or two. Finances, though, become a source of concern. Those “must-have” urges may test even the strongest of wills. Sentimental romantic ties lead to a temptation to revisit old ground. If already coupled, take care.
Scorpio 23 October – 21 November
Early May is keen to drop most Scorpios into the sexual playpen. You might think you’re in for just a quick fling, but there’s more here than meets the eye. Professional ambitions also feature. Some may harbour a quiet dread of an even heavier workload, but there’s plenty of financial gain on offer. Variety, too. So if anyone stands a chance of succeeding in what others find a difficult month, it’s you. Just work your magic.
Sagittarius 22 November – December 21
Your health needs attention, Sagittarius. Make every effort to regard your body as a temple rather than a road-stop. This means fewer take-away meals and more exercise. Quarrelsome co-workers or family suffer your wrath after the 14th. You’ve lost patience for petulance and limping promises. If you’re single and hoping to meet someone new, stop hiding behind closed doors. Go out and sparkle like the star you are.
Capricorn 22 December – January 19
This month has a special mission: to show how capable you are. Playing the devil’s advocate isn’t your usual role, but May’s assertive edge will benefit you more than your typical composed approach. While it’s often sensible to sort things out before taking action, there aren’t many reasons for caution right now. Even if there were, you’re fuelled with too much enthusiasm to be held back. Give the world your best shot.
Aquarius 20 January – 18 February
May begins with an adrenaline surge. Passions run strong as an opinionated cosmos provokes power struggles or stress. It’s essential, though, that you find a way to express what’s bothering you. Nothing positive comes from suppressing hidden feelings. After the 14th, Mars offers an abundance of new opportunities – prompting intriguing invitations both at work and at home. Some singles strike it lucky in love.
Pisces 19 February – 20 March
May is about love and maintaining important relationships. Feisty Mars moves into your own sign on the 14th, and Jupiter sends sparks through your friendship sector. Romance, too. If you’re single, this is the time to get out there and make the first move. You’ll be attracting attention for all the right reasons. Couples should clear time for carnal delights. Why can’t every month be like this?
Aries 21 March – 20 April
Parents, colleagues and siblings feature prominently in your chart this month – and it’s high time! For whatever reason, you haven’t paid enough attention to the people who can help you the most, but your future may depend upon your making peace with the past. Listen to their points of view, with respect. In the meantime, why not try a style make-over? New clothes, hair and makeup – discover a “new” you!