ARIES (March 21-April 19)
The joy of planning.
What a difference a day makes. The Sun and Mercury arrive in fellow fire sign, Sagittarius, bringing a lot more joy and love into the mix. It’s holiday time, whether you’re putting together plans for Christmas or enjoying the season of Thanksgiving. The ninth house of far-horizons is the focal point for the next four weeks, and although this can manifest as travel to distant places, it is also about looking into the future and seeing if you are on target to manifest your hopes and ambitions. Maybe your future lies in a different place or doing different things? Now is the time to get on track.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
A season of togetherness begins.
The Sun’s arrival in the area of love and relating begins a season of togetherness. Or at least joining up with people for the purposes of work and pleasure. And with a solar eclipse set to take place in this same zone on December 4th, a new romance could be gaining traction or a contract of some description may be on its way. November was a stormy month, and you may have seen an endeavor go by the board or had to radically rework a plan, but things are easing up a little and people are a lot more open to working with you and backing you.
LEO (July 23-August 23)
Focus on those things you can achieve.
It’s about time we saw some brighter influences in the astrology, so although recent weeks may have brought more than their share of upsets, better times lie ahead. The Sun and Mercury begin their transit of the creative fifth house, so even if you’re not drowning in party invitations or standing in the spotlight, getting your creative juices flowing will be the antidote to any recent setbacks. Indeed, you may find that by leaving a problem on the back burner and plowing your energies into things that make your heart sing, suddenly you’ve got a solution.
LIBRA (Sep 23 - Oct 22)
Choosing your moment.
It’s time to get those wheels of communication going. With Thanksgiving upon us and Christmas less than four weeks away, getting ahead with work and ensuring that dates are in diaries are what you might call a good start. More seriously, a conversation you know needs to be had really can’t wait any longer. In many cases it is you who isn’t wholly behind an endeavor — maybe not completely into the relationship either — or you may sense all is not well with another person. The moon will be in Libra early next week, so start preparing the ground and your speech now.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21)
Follow your intuition.
The Sun enters Sagittarius rebooting confidence and optimism, and indicating your time has come – your time in the Sun. Next week there will be a solar eclipse in your sign so already you may be sensing the drumbeat of important developments. While not every Sagittarian’s life is set for overnight change, these next few weeks are a period in which efforts you have put in since late May or last December start to bear fruit, and events unbeknownst to you have been in the making. If your intuition is prompting you to make a move, obey that instinct.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)
Onward and upward.
The importance of friends and colleagues is at the heart of these stars. You may be celebrating a special event or bringing a collaboration to a conclusion, but whatever the mood — joyful, thoughtful or sad — the journey of kindred spirits is always worthwhile. Over the course of the next four weeks, you may begin a new endeavor, whether of a personal or social kind or business, and the lessons you have learned this year will help the next project to be more, or even more, successful. Mars remains high overhead urging you onward and upward.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
In the deeps
A season of preparation begins. With the Sun and Mercury entering the eighth house, your focus should shift to things of a deep and profound nature. Over the next four weeks, you may strike new financial agreements and resolve monetary issues and/or you could be in the deeps regarding an intimate relationship. Try not to worry if things aren’t coming together as quickly as you would like, December 4th’s solar eclipse will act as a trigger to one or more of those stuck situations.
CANCER (June 21- July 22)
It’s good to talk.
Venus continues on her journey through the seventh house – a journey that will go on until March of next year. On the one hand, this represents an extended period when things of a relationship kind become a priority, whether you meet a new partner, make plans to marry or spend time working on relationships in general and a love match in particular. However, on December 19th, Venus will turn retrograde, not only taking you over old ground but potentially marking a period when love seems to cool and setbacks appear. With this in mind, now is the time to bring doubts and fears into the open.
VIRGO (Aug 24-Sept22)
Getting the family act together.
The New Year may begin on January 1st, but you are at the opening of a yearlong cycle. On Monday, the Sun reaches the base of your horoscope where it will start the first stage of its 12-month journey. First, it will focus on home and family matters, and with a solar eclipse ahead (December 4th) it may be that a new arrival is on its way or some other development that will change the shape and texture of family life. Certainly, it is time to at least plan a family get-together or changes you wish to make on home turf, but for some Virgos such prospects are imminent.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
The focus shifts onto money and those things that make you feel secure and valued. It’s never a good thing to believe we have to spend a lot of money on someone in order to show our affection or not to lose face, so if you’re worried about the cost of the holidays, start as you mean to go on and remind yourself that less is more. By contrast, if you believe you’re not being paid enough or people are taking gross advantage of your time and expertise, make a stand. These influences do not favor an aggressive approach, however. As they say, you catch more flies with honey.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Clearing the air.
Venus is going to spend much longer than usual in your sign, which is a blessing, however part of that time will be spent in retrograde. Now, a retrograde Venus does not necessarily mean love and money take a backward turn, but it does mean there will be subtle changes that need to be addressed so that their effects can be maximized or minimized. Venus will head into retrograde on December 19th so, especially in regard to finance and relationships, now is the time to iron out any wrinkles. Get a firm time line established and air any doubts or grievances.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20)
Taking the opportunity.
At this time of year, the Sun reaches the top of your solar chart, thus illuminating your ambitions and desires. This area has much to do with your career and your out-there-in-the-world self, so these next few weeks could see you meeting with people of power and influence and/or making important decisions about your future. A solar eclipse is set to take place in this same zone on December 4th, so although you should maximize these influences by making your intentions known and seeking to achieve your goals, there could be a completely random event that affects your course.