DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 20. You may find it difficult to muster your patience this month–but try. Since numerous planets are in retrograde motion, any attempt at forward motion is very much against the grain, but not impossible. The most productive thing you can do is to channel your considerable energies into your work while steering clear of arguments and conflicts. You are certainly making more progress than you have for several years, and the planets promise even more spectacular success just a bit further down the road. In fact, what transpires around the 21st will bring welcome news or an opportunity to show how talented and capable you really are.
APRIL 21 – MAY 21. Until the 22nd, the Sun is passing through your opposite sign of Scorpio, which tends to make you more dependent, anxious to please and uncertain of your own strength. But even though you may need others’ input or participation to achieve your aims, you probably don’t need it as much as you think. The New Moon of the 8th marks a pivotal time where close relationships and partnerships are concerned, and you must remind yourself that true balance and reciprocity can only be achieved by equals. Additionally, developments at work this month will convince you once and for all that it’s time to become more assertive and self-assured about your abilities.
AUGUST 24 – SEPTEMBER 23. Mercury’s retrograde motion between the 5th and the 24th will force you to probe and analyze your situation rather than breeze along and follow your hunches. And you’ll certainly have a great deal to consider, especially on the financial front. It will be important–even essential–to pin down details and clarify information by going to the source and meeting others face-to-face. You may feel that your talents are wasted or unappreciated where you are, and that the time has come to look in a new direction and take a chance on change. In fact, the Full Moon of the 23rd marks a turning point that will launch you into a brilliant new career cycle.
JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 19. Being true to yourself may exact a heavy toll, but the long-term rewards will always outweigh the negatives. This month, the Sun in Scorpio until the 22nd will connect you to those who can further your career–but first you must decide what is right for you. With Mars in an obscure, hidden-away angle of your chart, you must take care not to jeopardize your plans by revealing them prematurely or to the wrong person. Also, you should avoid spending too much time trying to analyze situations and should instead concentrate on new opportunities. After Mars changes signs on the 26th, you will gain a much better sense of exactly how things will unfold.
MAY 22 – JUNE 21. This month, Saturn will form a difficult aspect to the Sun, and you will wonder why so many burdens, chores and responsibilities are landing in your lap. Mercury’s retrograde motion from the 5th to the 24th will focus your attention on practical and work-related matters as well as on the need to verify all information, however trivial. It might be wise to seek expert advice before finalizing any financial transactions or agreements. After the 22nd, the Sun will enter your relationship angle, emphasizing partnership and matrimonial affairs. Your emotions will rise to the surface around the Full Moon of the 23rd, enabling you to make a life-altering choice.
SEPTEMBER 24 – OCTOBER 23. October was unquestionably a challenging and important month that brought certain personal matters to a head. You’ve acted decisively, and now you must take the next step by asserting your right to more power and authority in your professional life. Fortunately, Venus’ presence in your sign after the 8th indicates that you’ll be able to use your charm, diplomacy and tact even more effectively than usual. It is no coincidence that many famous generals have been born under the sign of Libra. You are a master strategist, and the periods around the 9th and the 20th are the times to make your move and give your all.
FEBRUARY 20 – MARCH 20. As November begins, the plans you made last month may turn out to be more complex and tedious to pursue than you’d expected. November does hold many positive aspects, though, particularly regarding travel plans and making connections with foreigners. Mars in Capricorn also indicates that you’ll be active on the social scene and in group undertakings that thrust you into a leadership role. You also have much to gain by finalizing financial transactions or agreements around the 10th and the 21st. Professionally, you’re nearing a crucial crossroads in your life, and after the Sun changes signs on the 22nd, you’ll be ready to decide and act.
JUNE 22 – JULY 22. With Saturn forming a harsh aspect to the Sun on the 6th of this month, you’ll be hard-put to keep a pet project or professional venture afloat. By all means, agree to modify your arrangements and accommodate others’ suggestions and plans, but, at the same time, be careful not to give away the store. Partners and associates will pursue their own agendas, and you must stand your ground and maintain your equanimity in the face of openly competitive and aggressive tactics. Fortunately, developments in your romantic life are bound to inspire you this month, and the 10th and the 21st are perfect times to finalize advantageous property transactions.
OCTOBER 24 – NOVEMBER 22. Ever since Saturn entered Taurus last March you’ve felt like an outsider, misunderstood by those you count on and battling your way alone through a minefield of potential problems. In fact, November marks the beginning of a new and different phase that will enable you to let go of past negative situations and emotions and focus your gaze on a happier future. You must, however, be willing to question your own behavior and relinquish some fixed ideas about the way things should be done. A more flexible attitude toward financial affairs will yield spectacular results–especially if you look in an unexpected direction and try your hand at something new.
MARCH 21 – APRIL 20. October was a trying and demanding period, and, with the Sun forming a harsh aspect to Saturn on the 6th of this month, you’re not likely to feel happy about the outcome of a joint project or financial decision. Still, you’ll have little choice but to accept others’ terms and make the best of it. In fact, letting go of this struggle will enable you to turn your attention to more rewarding endeavors. The best planetary aspects this November involve bold schemes and opportunities to capitalize on your creative abilities. And, because Venus will trine Uranus on the 21st, you’ll be connecting with trustworthy people whose support will enable you to pursue a long-held dream.
JULY 23 – AUGUST 23. Because the Sun, your ruler, is at odds with Saturn, it would be unwise to rock the boat over family or domestic matters, or to expect others to recognize how many sacrifices you’ve made. In fact, you appear to be suffering from a case of tunnel vision–especially about an intensely personal matter. No one can be more kind or generous than a typical Leo, but, as with your astrological cousins Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus, your stubbornness and inflexibility frequently trap you in no-win situations. For that reason, try to leave well enough alone this November and instead channel your energies into your professional interests, especially around the 23rd.
NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 21. You appear to be on the defensive over a work matter and feeling let down by someone you’d counted on. In fact, a complete reorganization of your situation and day-to-day routine will enable you to rid yourself of a draining association and turn over a new leaf. The Sun’s placement in the perceptive sign of Scorpio enables you to delve into your subconscious and find the perfect solutions to long-range problems. You’ll now zero in on a strategy that guarantees new success. You will also benefit by getting out socially, especially around the 20th, when unexpected encounters promise to lead you down new and exciting paths.