TaurusApril 21 to May 20
This year is ideal for turning some of your wilder schemes into practical reality, with the first creative shock waves surging through your chart soon after your birthday. New skills encourage originality, so plough on with innovative ideas or travel plans. And don’t be put off by this month’s solar eclipse on the 21st – to wait until a supposedly “better” time would be a waste. A similar rule applies to romance. As Mars moves forward for the first time in four months, so should you. There’s a good chance of finding a kindred spirit, but tread carefully. If you ask too much of others initially, you’ll appear needy. Some Taureans seem more interested in friendship rather than intense entanglement, but this doesn’t rule out love, particularly if someone from your past gets in touch.
GeminiMay 21 to June 21
Diversity rules, as radiant Venus powers up your sign for months to come. When so fervent, trying to relax would be a waste of time. Love, friendships, business ... they all fight for centrestage. The power of the word becomes inspirational, so if you have a tale to tell, start a blog! It’s also a great time to let others know how much you love them. Try the “love formula”: five words of praise to one of criticism. Works every time.
CancerJune 22 to July 22
Venus quietens down your social life, so now’s a good time for reflection. The upside is your sense of compassion increases and may draw you to charitable work. The downside is it could be easy to play martyr, so unless the help you offer is unconditional, do nothing. If a
current relationship doesn’t satisfy, a more clandestine arrangement may be tempting. If so, handle with care.
LeoJuly 23 to August 22
fortune. Your mind is energised, with major changes affecting personal and business affairs. You’re busier than usual with friends, projects and meetings. Don’t rule out a trip overseas either, but go easy with the idea of “foreign affairs” until after the 20th. Should love suddenly know no bounds, try not to fence it in with too many inhibitions. Take a few risks, Leo.
VirgoAugust 23 to September 22
When a solar eclipse pushes for supremacy, you’ll cop most of the flak. You’re forced in directions you don’t want, which could leave you feeling cranky and confused, yet you’ll end up the winner. Mars heralds victory and helps you move in a positive direction. Roman-tically, there’s a lot on offer, and even some platonic relationships may shift in status. Red-letter day is the 21st.
LibraSeptember 23 to October 22
Look forward to a sensual period during which platonic dates may need deferring. Ambition also comes into play, as apart from intimate encounters, you’ll explore the networking trail in a bid for professional glory. It’s all a matter of making the right contacts and then choosing the direction to take. Happily, increased confidence and clarity of vision ensure that you’re steered towards the right path.
ScorpioOctober 23 to November 21
The solar eclipse on the 21st brings a closer connection with your inner self. It’s a time to cut through life’s non-essentials to examine deeper truths and feelings. While the pressures to attend to family and work remain, you will only gain balance if given some quiet time. This probably means a slow-down in romance, but all the signs indicate it’s only temporary. Financially, though, you’re blessed.
SagittariusNovember 22 to December 21
As Mercury quicksteps through three zodiac signs this month, you find yourself dancing to a constantly changing tune. Until the 9th, you’re fearless, ambitious and stubborn; from the 10th to the 24th, more cautious; then after the 25th it’s a free-for-all where spontaneity rules. Whether exploring romance or simply in flirtatious conversation, you’re willing to take more risks.
CapricornDecember 22 to January 19
If you’re wondering where you should focus your attentions, love seems to be the obvious answer, as May holds enough romantic fireworks to light up the sky. Fun is the keyword here, and this can only mean unloading inhibitions, plus you’re well positioned to dedicate body and soul to one-on-one relationships. But this month is not all about just satisfying carnal desires – finances are set to skyrocket, too.
AquariusJanuary 20 to February 18
Warm company goes a long way towards creating happy memories. Don’t worry too much about minor problems as most issues will resolve themselves. Domestic matters feature strongly, and you can expect some important news relating to family. Self-discipline may be low after the 21st, but truth be known, it’s time to take a break. Even if you feel you could carry on, there’s little point – the planets demand downtime.
PiscesFebruary 19 to March 20
The cosmos is egging you onwards and upwards, and to ignore these impulses would only cause frustration. Go with your ambitions, even though they won’t be without their hurdles – especially around the solar eclipse on the 21st. Most signs point towards career and financial development, but there might also be a legal conquest. Love could flourish, either with a present partner or an attractive newcomer.
AriesMarch 21 to April 20
May comes drenched with opportunity and optimism. Even so, associates may put you to the test. Not to worry – you’ll handle any chal-lenge with confidence. Just remember to take on only as much as you can handle, as your main concern is about making the right choices. Socially, you’re as vivacious as ever and your popularity will go a long way towards advancing your professional and romantic ambitions.