By Peter Vidal
MARCH 21 – APRIL 20
There’s so much potential in your life this year, creatively, financially and socially, that you will need to pace yourself if you don’t want to wear yourself out. You may even be tempted to break with the past, split up with someone who’s important to you, or undertake a complete change of direction. If you fancy a spot of drama, then that’s all fine, but if you’re more keen on an easy life, you should be a bit more mellow and go for gentle transformation, allowing one phase of life to flow seamlessly into another.
APRIL 20 – MAY 21
There are many welcome changes in store for you this year which will require an adjustment in your attitude and, on a number of occasions, you’ll be both re-evaluating your progress and changing course. So that’s exciting news. In fact, your morale cannot help but be high as you begin the year. Questions such as how far you should get involved with a new friend and what improvements need to be made in an existing, settled relationship will be uppermost on your mind. August and September may be your most intense months, so count your blessings, keep your cool, enjoy whatever life throws at you.
May 22 – June 21
Discretion is the better part of valour. Those things which you feel are going to be important to you in the long term are being kept under wraps at present. You may be taking up a new activity in April, which you will be slow to reveal to those around you. You’ll be keeping your broader hopes and ambitions secret for the moment. A harmonious set of planetary patterns indicates that your morale is high and you are thinking big over the summer. Meanwhile, it may be that you are able to shed some light on a situation which has been baffling others. Get fixtures and fittings repaired in November — before it’s too late.
JUNE 22 – JULY 23
It looks as if you may be thinking about taking a break from work. And why not, after all that’s been happening? But please judge carefully whether now is the right time. Think clearly about money, or you may be in for a financial crisis. If you are travelling after August, do take care to check all arrangements, or else you may come unstuck; punctuality is critically important. Combined planetary transits of special planets in October will bring a peak of energy. December draws to a close with pleasant planets aligned with your professional house, indicating that you are going to end the year as you began it, very much pre-occupied with career matters and your status within the community. Do give yourself a break and get involved in as many festivities as possible.
JULY 24 – AUGUST 23
A change in your public status might be the first intriguing point on the horizon this year. Your thoughts may focus initially on financial questions. You may be wondering what has happened to your past good fortune and how exactly you can restore it. The answer is that your romantic desires, professional hopes and domestic duties are far more interlinked than you often imagine and, if you get one area sorted out, then the others should follow. Partners may have the edge in any disagreements but, throughout, what they have to say is very important, so do be open to compromise. It’s a fine time for overseas connections, by the way, so always keep your options open.
AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 23
Lively trends continue through the coming year, which is the good news. The not-so-good news is that you may still be rushed off your feet. Don’t worry too much, though, for Saturn, planet of hard work, is constantly pushing you in the best direction. Get it right and you can work hard and play hard — and all at the same time. June and July could be excellent months for leisure, creativity and relationships with children and all the young at heart. You may be rediscovering your enthusiastic, naive spirit, bringing to life again a spontaneity which you have had to bottle up over the years.
SEPTEMBER 24 – OCTOBER 23
A spirit of optimism and adventure will eventually be translated into prosperity and increased wealth. Your most active month professionally will be April, and you may have to rise to an unexpected challenge. Don’t be impatient if life appears to be moving slowly from July to August. In money matters, you seem to be walking up the down escalator, with the result that well-heeled associates suddenly take on an added attraction, and you’ll be tempted to judge people you meet by their financial success. Only if you are determined to blow your opportunities, will you finish the year poorer than when you started.
OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22
Your best news is that generous Jupiter is positively placed for much of the year. All in all, and despite repeated financial ups and downs, you may find, on looking back, that this has been the easiest year you have had for a very long time. If you’re reckless in May, you might spend the rest of the year regretting your rash actions. Your desire to be recognised by the community and in your professional life comes to the fore in October, bringing a degree of stress and strain into your life. You will make much better progress when you co-operate with partners, whether at work or in your personal life.
NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 22
What a year this is! Above all, you’ll be supremely ambitious, eager to climb to the top in all activities and anxious to do the best you can. You may be taken aback both by the interest friends are expressing in your affairs, and by the central position which a partnership has now come to assume in your life. It’s almost as if you’re not yourself any more. Someone who is very close to you may be agitated by the direction you are taking early in the year, and you should look at this as a welcome expression of concern for your welfare.
DECEMBER 23 – JANUARY 20
The year begins well. You are tenaciously loyal to friends and loved ones unless they are foolish enough to cross you, in which case they have made an implacable enemy who never forgets the injury done to them. Venus, lady of love, aligns with your chart in July, bringing excellent romantic stars — and fine prospects for travel. Go for stimulation rather than basking in the sun. Summer brings the chance to complete tasks left unfinished some time ago, such as telling someone how you feel about them. You need to mix with a different type of person after November and, as the year draws to a close, you will develop the higher side of your being.
JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 20
Back to basics. That’s this year’s priority. That doesn’t mean you can’t set off on a wild adventure but, whenever you do so, you need to have firm foundations to return to. At home, at work and in your most intimate affairs, take the opportunity to get to the bottom of problems which have been irritating you — or generally causing confusion. March is, by tradition, one of your busiest months, especially in domestic matters. Around the full moon in June, you may reach a point where you decide that enough is enough and make a fresh start in a whole series of activities. Do remember that the best path is to find a middle way and, therefore, that diplomacy and tact are always your best bet.
FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 20
This is bound to be another busy year, perhaps more so than the last — but very different. There’s a shift taking place from being preoccupied by work and routine responsibilities into being concerned with much bigger issues — like happiness in your closest relationships. Life begins to look decidedly interesting after July when your levels of determination, self-discipline and raw energy rise simultaneously. The last thing to do, though, is stretch yourself too far. If you do, then you may be either overcome by a sense of confusion regarding professional activities or begin to feel that plans are grinding to a halt. You will find that fluctuations in your energy may be more dramatic than usual. Pace yourself properly and you’ll come through with flying colours.