Your Stars Today
Aries | March 20 – April 18
Every New Moon is about a fresh perspective. But because the recent one accented the structure of your life, out in the world and at home, it’s involved options you’ve been thinking about for ages. Consequently, it’s hard to believe these decisions will last. However, they will, as you’ll soon realise.
Taurus | April 19 – May 19
Being ruled by Venus, which accents quality, refinement and beauty, in certain areas of your life you can be very demanding. Not everybody understands this and, in fact, some object and say it really doesn’t matter. Waste no time justifying your taste. In short, this matters to you, but not to them.
Gemini | May 20 – June 19
While it’s understandable you’re in no mood to be patient, judging by the current planetary setup, you’ve no choice. Bizarrely, the issues you find the most aggravating to deal with now could, once you’re actually looking back on them, bring breakthroughs in situations that you’d previously regarded as impossible.
Cancer | June 20 – July 21
The pace slows down around the New Moon, both in nature and in life itself. While, usually, you welcome this period of review, at the moment you’re somewhat anxious about certain matters and so are trying to force issues. Don’t. Instead, back off and let things unfold in their own time.
Leo | July 22 – August 21
Few things annoy you more than those who make passionate statements about certain people or plans one day, only to have a complete change of heart the next. Yet judging by the current changeable planetary setup, that’s exactly what you’re likely to do, unless you think carefully about what you say.
Virgo | August 22 – September 21
Every sign approaches commitments in a different way. While, obviously, keeping your word is important to you, long ago it became clear others don’t share that view. In fact, they regard arrangements as flexible, so expect changes. With your ruler Mercury currently retrograde, you might consider taking that approach, as well.
Libra | September 22 – October 21
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that just because you’ve discussed certain matters with others at length, they’re aware of your views. Although you’d have listened and remembered what was said, not everybody is as attentive. Simply take a deep breath and, yet again, detail your feelings and ideas.
Scorpio | October 22 – November 20
As a Scorpio, your intuition is powerful. However, you don’t always trust it. Over the coming week, however, you’ll be short of facts, and to such a degree that you’ve no choice but to rely on those feelings. If initially you doubt their value, soon events will show how right they are.
Sagittarius | November 21 – December 20
The last thing you’re in the mood to do is analyse whether you’re using your resources wisely. This involves the obvious, money, but also your time, ideas and even your affections. However, the recent New Moon triggered ideas for improvements. These are well worth exploring, and the sooner, the better.
Capricorn | December 21 – January 19
Usually it’s the fire signs who’re easily provoked and, if so, can unwittingly become quite aggressive. Yet one particular issue is a matter of increasing concern, so much that you, too, could easily say far more than you intend to, and in a manner that, within minutes, you’d regret.
Aquarius | January 20 – February 18
Although every sign is influenced by the retrograde Mercury, the fact it’s in the most reflective portion of your chart suggests the minor errors it kicks up could lead to powerful insights. Certainly it’s worth taking time to muse over whatever questions arise. The resulting insights could be amazingly profitable.
Pisces | February 19 – March 19
Sometimes the influence of the New Moon is felt before it takes place but, mostly, it’s on the day, which was yesterday. But with so much in transition, you’re distracted. Consequently, it would be no surprise if you were unaware of the insights it brings until Sunday or Monday.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2016.