aries march 20 - april 19 The entry of Mercury into your sign feels like awakening from comparative dormancy, as the planet of communication stimulates the tempo of your affairs. Your thought processes plateau in a corresponding gear, since you’re eager to promote several new ideas you’ve had bubbling along in the background and to witness tangible results. You believe there is no time like the present and in many ways you’re right, since after just ten days Mercury turns retrograde and the spotlight returns to pre-existing issues. Venus remains in your constellation almost all week, since you will need to be diplomatic rather than impatient… taurus - taurus : the bull - april 20 - may 20 You may feel you have been treading water but that isn’t strictly true, because you are judging your progress solely in material terms. Clearly you’d regard this frame of reference as important, but it isn’t everything, since the value of what you have been up to elsewhere is easily underestimated. Many of the plans you’re pursuing nowadays would not have come about, without an inward phase initially to nurture them, allowing you the freedom to investigate their viability. By the end of this week with Venus and Jupiter in your sign, you’ll enjoy your greatest opportunity so far to push for the outcomes you intended… - gemini : the twins - gemini may 21 - june 20 Assuming you are of the appropriate age and inclination, matters at work have been prominent recently, along with other aims that assume a broad worldly slant. Either you will reach your goals or you will fail, but in each case you’ll be able to judge, whether your efforts have been successful or not. What inclines you to these ambitions is harder to evaluate, because although outward achievement can be impressive, there must be more that makes the effort and the sacrifice worthwhile. As you continue with what you’ve started, it’s the emotional fulfilment accompanying these advances that is the main factor to appreciate… cancer - cancer : the crab - june 21 - july 22 Mercury has you thinking where life is leading, beginning with the realisation you have more input than you’d thought. Where you’d like to change the path you’re on to pursue a more individualistic direction, it is helpful to remember you don’t have to assume all the weight of these decisions by yourself. One happy by-product of the emotional upheavals you’ve experienced, is that those who still feature on your relationship radar, are the type you can depend on both socially and beyond. Chase up sundry folk you haven’t seen in ages. See if you can’t set a date to get together, to check what’s happening these days… - leo : the lion - leo july 23 - august 22 Your financial worries slowly alleviate, but remain prominent and in need of attention. Your expenses are considerable and you must meet these somehow, either by earning your living or attracting sufficient funds your way, with an alternative methodology that functions for you. Relying on your partner isn’t the greatest idea, as the planets align to give your personal aspirations a boost. The outcome doesn’t reflect much on your wealth, but you have a range of contacts in high places who are bound to be impressed. Apply yourself to the task in hand, don’t coast along when you have scope now to turn the game around. virgo - virgo : the maiden - august 23 - september 22 Probably you’re wondering when Mars will finish its transit of your constellation. Tired of feeling irritable and unsettled, it is tempting simply to sit and wait for this influence to pass. However, that would be a huge waste of the inherent potential, which brings vastly increased amounts of energy within your reach over the next four months. The knack is ploughing this into something, leaving no excess to disturb you when you aren’t expecting it. The tension you’re finding hard to handle is the residual momentum you haven’t used up, so if you’re totally exhausted and falling into bed each night, that’s a welcome scenario. - libra : the scales - libra september 23 - october 22 The focus is on those around you although to be fair, it is not often this doesn’t apply to a people person like yourself. Nevertheless, face sufficient difficulties for long enough and even you’ll start wondering, about the wisdom of allowing others such a big say. The best partner or colleague for you currently is a skilled communicator, with their own particular slant on the universe and an idiosyncratic way of putting this across, that enriches the time you spend together. Those who seem socially inept or erratic rather than inspired are a poor substitute, that you can dissociate yourself from now more readily, if you want. scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion - october 23 - november 21 Stepping back from the whirlpool of your affairs, take a good look at your everyday timetable with the greatest objectivity. Chances are there is something you can do to make your routines run smoothly, cutting back on certain chores for instance that don’t seem so important or reducing the time you spend on activities that aren’t firing your imagination any longer. By reviewing the effort you dedicate to these unnecessary tasks and devoting your energy to those that matter nowadays, you’ll be creating space for some rewarding feedback from your relationships, that’ll makes skipping sleep and meals far more fun… - sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius november 22 - december 21 Balancing your domestic and vocational affairs is always tricky, but get them to work in harmony and you’ll soon be enjoying, idealistic circumstances where these two complement one another beautifully. The money your work brings in, provides for the upkeep of your home, while the knowledge you pick up in the outside world leads to opportunities for your family. If you’re working from home it is tough but worthwhile, setting boundaries to separate your public life from more personal interests, while if your business concerns are based elsewhere it is worth dragging on over, even if you’d rather not sometimes. capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat - december 22 - january 19 You always have some work pressing, although this can seem surprisingly unorthodox considering your conservative stance. Currently these matters are at a critical juncture and over the coming months, you spot you are ideally positioned to guide them towards a positive conclusion. Between now and June you’d be smartest going over past decisions and eventualities, that maybe while you were busy or had other things on your mind, didn’t receive the necessary attention first time around. Concurrently, at home you may have more visitors than usually, perhaps in connection with creative plans involving where you live? - aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius january 20 - february 18 As the individualist of the zodiac it’s surprising, you are also noted for your interest in the collective. You imagine a world that reaches conscious decisions based solely on the rationale underlying each dilemma. Obviously, most would then arrive at the same conclusion and since your mind is methodical anyway, they’d mainly agree with you. But unfortunately, you’ve found out not everyone is so perspicacious, as people are driven by a range of motivations they often don’t understand themselves. If you want peace and harmony it’s already inside you, not waiting for an imperfect humanity to come up with the answers. pisces - pisces : the fishes - february 19 - march 19 Mercury has you considering your fundamental security. What will it take to feel truly safe and sound or that you have a solid base going forwards? Money is certainly a part of this picture and that means your own resources, since although there remain one or two people you can rely on, their ingenuity is finite. Beyond this you could contemplate, which traits of yours you might bring to the forefront that would strengthen your boundaries and help you to believe, you are less vulnerable to the vagaries of fortune. Why not try pondering, since you are drawn to courage in others, how you can bring out your own more?