STAR OF THE MONTH
ARIES 21 MARCH – 20 APRIL
New birthday year, new you! Adventurous Jupiter sets a dynamic scene. Fortunately, this suits your Aries free-spirit sign just fine. Everything and anything – thought-provoking books, study, fascinating people, provocative conversations, even problems and disagreements – can be viewed through the lens of “discovery”. In the meantime, this month, a tetchy Mars stirs up communications. Watch what you say because blunt remarks could turn into memorable gaffes. Since Mars can also bring up the not-so-buried past, you could hear from an ex. If tempted by a carnal re-visit, stop, and consider how this will impact your “present”. Is it worth it?
TAURUS 21 APRIL – 20 MAY
With the Sun squaring up to Mars in your romance sector this month, there’s not much happening here but, surprisingly, you shouldn’t feel lonely or unhappy. Instead, you can look forward to being sheltered from the daily grind, with plenty of elbow room for introspection. Don’t be surprised by sudden revelations - you live by your intuition, so use it to your advantage.
GEMINI 21 MAY– 21 JUNE
Last month’s uncertainty and chaos continue, thanks to Gemini’s nemesis – a meddling Mars – so steer clear of launching new projects until late April. On the plus side, the first few weeks are ideal times to reassess plans that didn’t work out the first time. Fine-tune your CV or add bells and whistles to the proposal you thought you had finished. You can always improve upon that initial flash of genius.
CANCER 22 JUNE – 22 JULY
Logic and instinct have had their differences lately, but they finally reach a truce, resulting in peace of mind. Many Cancerians find themselves in an emotional state of grace, bordering on spiritual ascendancy. Friends and family could have something special in store for you, so trust them. But, as old habits die hard, trusting someone else’s plans may take getting used to. Succumb and enjoy.
LEO 23 JULY – 22 AUGUST
This month’s full moon on the 27th has plenty of sway, meaning you’re likely to act without considering the consequences. If you suddenly start to recklessly spend money or fantasise about an off-limits new flame, blame it on lunar effects. Just don’t become too moonstruck. This phase is fleeting. When it’s passed – you may have regrettably burned a bridge or two. Professionally, you’re more in control.
VIRGO 23 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER
April presents a paradox. Even when work demands so much, maverick thoughts stray towards love and sensual satisfaction. Keep in mind that you don’t have to act on every fantasy. As much as you love carnal thrills, you might find yourself outside your comfort zone. Don’t worry; this is an out of the ordinary situation. Revel in it while it lasts. Be bold, Virgo.
LIBRA 23 SEPTEMBER – 22 OCTOBER
The Sun fires up your fitness sector, encouraging you to revisit the health regime you promised to start in early summer. If you failed the first time, try again. Even better news: a loving Venus stirs up romantic relationships. If single, you may not be for long. Even just a casual fling could help satiate desires. For coupled Librans, this ardent planet does its best to reignite cooling embers.
SCORPIO 23 OCTOBER –21 NOVEMBER
Just when you’re anticipating drama from one direction, it comes from another. Many meaningful conversations take place this month. The outcome depends on your reaction but think twice before laying the blame on others. Later in April, an inner need to restructure your life releases passions you thought had passed you by. Apparently, not so. You delight in treading the same path as in your younger days.
SAGITTARIUS 22 NOVEMBER – 21 DECEMBER
Who’d blame you for giving up on love? But let’s face it, sometimes you expect too much from relationships. Occasionally, our protective mechanisms hide vulnerabilities but can also shut out others in the process. Free up those emotional chains, and you have a chance of finding, or keeping, your soul mate. There’s no hurry to decide on matters of love, and the last week of April could surprise you.
CAPRICORN 22 DECEMBER – 19 JANUARY
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 tend 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. April is your time to receive, Capricorn.
AQUARIUS 20 JANUARY – 18 FEBRUARY
Mercury misbehaves badly this month, bringing confusion to all. This planet rules communication, listening abilities, negotiations, buying, selling, travel, contracts and documents, etc. – all of which are affected when Mercury is a tad crazed. So, if possible, delay any important transactions. Also, make sure that all computer and phone files are backed up. Better safe than sorry.
PISCES 19 FEBRUARY – 20 MARCH
After March’s cosmic delights, you’re ready to buckle down and get back to business. The planets, however, have something else in mind. With nebulous Neptune creating a cluttered mind or uncertainty, you’ll be lucky if you can get to work on time. Progress will be slow – expect three steps forward and one step back. The good news? Your money arena is blessed but be conservative.