Aries | March 20 – April 19
If you’ve been experiencing puzzling setbacks, these could end. Certainly with Uranus, planet of innovation, which is positioned in Aries, having been retrograde for several months, and now resuming forward motion, those difficulties could swiftly reverse themselves. These changes could appear suddenly, and be mysterious, if not just plain magical.
Taurus | April 20 – May 20
Since early December your ruler Venus has been accenting close alliances, personal and those involving practical matters. While the resulting focus has achieved a great deal, you’ve had to put others first. It will be a relief, therefore, that it moves to a new position and allows for a better balanced life.
Gemini | May 21 – June 20
Somebody you trust has betrayed you. Or so it seems. Difficult as it is to believe, one particular individual is spreading rumours, and not only about you. They actually enjoy the upset this causes. While you can’t stop their mischievous activities, you can discuss this frankly with those who matter most.
Cancer | June 21 – July 22
For the past two months or so, you’ve faced a perplexing range of issues involving family and your domestic setup, and achieved a great deal. This unusual focus was triggered by the presence of the forthright Mars, which moves on in a few days. If anything remains undone, tackle it right away.
Leo | July 23 – August 22
As a fire sign, you’d always rather address and deal with even serious issues immediately than withdraw to brood on them. Yet you’re being cornered into doing exactly that. You sometimes forget that not everybody is as quick as you are. Give others the time they need to gather their thoughts.
Virgo | August 23 – September 22
You dislike being told what to do, so are careful about making decisions for others. Yet now, events give you no choice. Explain exactly that to those involved. While most will be relieved you’re dealing with things, this explanation will smooth the ruffled feathers of those who’d like to be included.
Libra | September 23 – October 22
Although the ideas planet Mercury doesn’t actually begin its retrograde cycle until 5 January, this is taking place during an unsettled period. That being the case, ensure from the outset that your plans are flexible, and when unexpected twists and turns arise, as is inevitable, they won’t bother you in the least.
Scorpio | October 23 – November 21
To you, as a Scorpio, a fact is exactly that, information that’s reliable, fixed and so can’t be changed. However, you’re in the midst of a cycle of transformation. This means that some of what seemed solid ideas, and even arrangements, are subject to exactly that, changes, and often dramatic ones.
Sagittarius | November 22 – December 21
Although Venus is thought of as the planet of love and relationship, because it rules Taurus, which is associated with finances, it’s also about money. Consequently, its move into Sagittarius is timely, as it focuses your mind on your cash flow and, equally, those who can help you sort things out.
Capricorn | December 22 – January 19
It’s no secret that the Full Moon heightens everybody’s feelings, which in turn leads to intense discussions. While usually this mood passes quickly, because it accented close alliances, you’ve had to talk things over with others, and often at greater length than you’d have preferred. Still, soon things will be settled.
Aquarius | January 20 – February 17
While everybody knows about Mercury’s retrograde cycle, your ruler Uranus has its own period of reverse movement. That’s just come to a conclusion. This is bringing you benefits of several varieties. In some cases, you’ll find a solution for persistent confusion, in others, tension with certain individuals will, quite simply, vanish.
Pisces | February 18 – March 19
Discussions regarding promising ventures haven’t gone well. There’s been a wide gulf between other’s views and yours. The tactful Venus has just joined tough Saturn in accenting certain projects. Its gentle influence will help you turn those promising ideas into plans everybody can live with, which will be a serious achievement.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 29th, 2015.