Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
Once again you are looking to shore up the foundations of your life. In particular you need to look around your home and see if any improvements need to be made for your own sake, and for anyone who shares your space. These could be minor adjustments such as a fix-it job that you have been putting off, or perhaps you would enjoy re-decorating. However, you may also like to ponder the bigger picture. Does your house need major renovations that you have been putting off? Do you need to consider a change of venue? This period of time is ideal for considering such questions and taking action. You need to make sure that these changes are improving your financial situation rather than causing you to overspend. Make wise decisions now and you will benefit in the long term.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
The planet Jupiter is considered to be “The Great Benefic” bestowing favours on all who are fortunate enough to feel its influence. Jupiter, according to ancient prophets, is the planet of Kings, good fortune and favourable journeys. The good news is that this planet has now moved into your Zodiac Sign shining its positive rays of all areas of your life. Generally speaking this will bring good fortune to all who do business this month. However, it is particularly fortunate for anyone with Taurus strong in their birth charts. Your Sun Sign in Taurus means that your stature in the community is likely to be raised, your finances are likely to improve and any business dealings to be profitable. If a painful situation arises then take a deep breath and move forward. You can be assured that there is an up-side to this event, even if you cannot feel it at the time. Taureans usually have a tough time in letting go of the status quo and moving forward. Jupiter is urging you to do just that, believing in yourself, creating a strong sense of self and communicating this to other people. If you upset people along the way then so be it. As long as you are compassionate and firm all will be ok. This is your time to make the most of your assets – personal, financial, physical, intellectual and spiritual.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
Did fate play its hand in your life last month? Looking back can you see a turning point – subtle or very obvious? Well now it is time to communicate your new intentions to the world. This can be something quite simple such as a decision to get fit and have a make-over. Alternatively it could be a much bigger decision to change your life direction. Either way now it is time to act. You have some decisions to make regarding finances. There is a fine line between working for a living and living for work. Right now you are considering your options and may decide to change jobs so that you have more emotional satisfaction but less income. As long as you choose wisely then the long-term rewards are likely to be satisfactory.
Cancer (June 21st - July 22nd)
An eclipse in your Zodiac Sign this month may push you out of your comfort zone. You need to let go, or say goodbye, to something or someone in order to move forward. This is not necessarily a negative situation, although it may not feel good. For instance a child leaving home for the first time is very sad for a parent, but it is also a very positive sign that the parent has reared a young and capable adult. It is a rite of passage. This month is your month to step back from your emotions, not easy for the warm and loving Cancerian, and see the big picture. The one question that you need to ponder over and over again is: “What is for the greater good”? As long as you focus on this you can take comfort from a job well done, a sacrifice worth making, or a life well lived.
Leo (July 23rd - August 22nd)
Firstly and foremost July is a good month to take a step back and ponder recent events and achievements. Bouquets and brickbats aside, do you feel that you have achieved personal satisfaction. The Sun in the Zodiac Sign of Leo is a very fortunate one, indicating that no matter what life throws at you, your sunny nature is likely to re-surface. You are well-loved and popular. Sometimes this can go to your head, inflating your ego. Your challenge is to remain firmly entrenched in your “heart”. Unconditional love is both a gift and a challenge for the typical Leo. This month gives you pause for reflection. Do all areas of your life reflect your “heart-felt” wishes? This is not the time to consider fame, fortune, and ambitious achievements. Rather the planets are aligning to give you the opportunity to “listen to your heart”. So take a moment, immerse yourself in inspirational activities – music, art, theatre, dance etc. Listen for any subtle messages that may be helping you re-align with your true feelings. If you do nothing else, then at least take a rest or holiday to recharge your batteries.
Virgo (August 23rd - September 22nd)
This month sees you benefit from insights gained in previous weeks. The creative juices may still be flowing, but some things are starting to fall into place. The positive planet Jupiter has moved into neighbouring Earth sign Taurus and is lending its influence to the ever-practical Virgos. Discrimination and logic are your strengths and this month you can apply yourself to your finances and any business dealings that you may be involved in. You may enjoy spending time with other people this month – family, friends, clubs, associations or work colleagues. Your network of friends can prove to be of benefit in your life. You may also be able to advise them, finding them more open than usual to your reasoning. The end of the month may see a new plan or project underway.
Libra (September 23rd - October 22nd)
Whenever the planet Saturn travels through a Zodiac Sign it’s influence is long and strong. Right now this serious planet is in Libra. The down-side is “attrition” defined as, “the action or process of gradually reducing the strength or effectiveness of someone or something through sustained attack or pressure.” In other words you may not “feel good” right now because you are under subtle attack. However, there is an upside. Slowly but surely some structures, that are no longer of benefit to you, are wittering away. However, this is ultimately a good thing. You may not feel the benefits right now, but you can take heart that you are on the right track. You are able to change your life for the better. You may have to ask what is better? What do you want to replace? How can you move forward on surer ground? Where would you like to sow the seeds for new harvest in your life? Matters are becoming more balanced in your life. Have patience. Have heart and you will be amazed at the results. The greatest benefit of the planet Saturn is its endurance. Any changes made now will endure.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
It’s up and away month for Scorpios – literally or metaphorically. The time has come to focus on the bigger picture. True Scorpios are highly skilled at precision work – research, surgery, finely-tuned organisation and a laser-like ability to sum up any situation quickly. These are all innate talents in your tool-kit. Right now though you need to glance up and away from the minutiae and encompass a broader spectrum. You can do this in many ways. Perhaps simply forgiving someone who has hurt you, and thus proving your ability to see the bigger picture. Alternatively you may simply want to focus on activities that take you out of your normal comfort zone, or your usual modus operandi. The arts, study, environmental causes, travel, religion, spiritual matters and philanthropy are just a few examples of where you could turn your attention this month.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 21st)
Change is afoot. Sometimes we instigate our own changes of fortune and at others we are under the influence of other people. Whether or not you originally set things in motion, this month other people are catalysts for change. Seasons come and seasons go. This July go with the flow, act with integrity and trust that change is for the better. If you follow your intuition then you will know when to bend and flex, and when to stand firm. As a result you are more able to sit back and watch those entering and leaving your life right now. You may even be able to smile knowingly at the shenanigans. Of course sometimes changes trust upon us can feel hurtful. Even the most exuberance Archer can feel overwhelmed. If this is the case then seek the wise counsel of others. Support is available. On the other hand you enthusiastically embrace the new alliances. Either way, you are on a journey into new and promised lands. The benefits will soon be obvious.
Capricorn (December 22nd - January 19th)
A Solar Eclipse at the start of the month sets the scene for many. In your case this Eclipse heralds the need to let go and move forward with projects or people who are close to your heart. Usually you are more accustomed to making decisions based on logic and reason. Right now those nearest and dearest are asking for a decision based on feelings. Fortunately for you logic is not always diametrically opposed to emotion. Sometimes the two are quite nicely matched. However, there is no guarantee. Follow your intuition, and make sure that your decisions are based on courage not fear and the results should be both emotionally and intellectually satisfying.
Aquarius (January 20th - February 18th)
It is time for all good Aquarians to check their diaries and make a few appointments. You are often more interested in the many and varied activities going on around you. Other people, generally speaking, fascinate you. Therefore you are quite happy to be social and let some of the daily mundane details fall to the wayside. This month, however, you need to pay attention to physical matters. So a trip to the doctor, dentist or naturopath for you is in order. It is also a good time to slot in maintenance or check-ups for anything that surrounds you or is in use on a daily basis – household appliances, vehicles and pets.
Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
This month is somewhat of a repeat of last month. Often our lessons are not contained to just one month. So once again you need to surround yourself with positive and like-minded family and friends. Your natural tendency is to take care of others, and this is a lovely trait. However, you also need to take care of yourself. So continue to associate with upbeat folk, talk with like-minded friends, or write down some of your thoughts. Once again if you have always dreamed of becoming an artist, taking up photography or escaping in nature, then this is your month to get the ball rolling. If you have the time then you could start a course or promote your artistic talents. If your diary is already full, don’t stress – just sit back and listen to music, watch a nature DVD or dabble in a little fantasy.