| DEC 22-JAN 19 Mercury spends most of the month retrograde in Capricorn but you don’t care. You make this crap work for you by being officially inscrutable or — in the case of ingrate love-lust interests — just unavailable. Besides, Mars into your social sector on Jan 3-4 morphs you into Attila the Networker. Jan 6-7 delivers clarity around an issue.
| JAN 20-FEB 17 Any encounter, communique or dialogue from January 8-10 may be significant. It’s Venus on Saturn and Pluto with the new moon in your soul sector. You begin the year on a mad hustle, thanks to action planet Mars blitzing career from January 3 until August. Those who called you crazy now claim to know you.
| FEB 18-MAR 19 Venus at odds with Neptune could evoke enticing publicity or a dating opportunity, but don’t bite. Wait until the suave Saturn influence of January 9-10 to make any move that could affect career or reputation. Mars in the vision sector in synch to shamanic Neptune is something else again: a genuinely groundbreaking concept.
Aries | MAR 20-APR 19 Under-worldly Pluto has been turning you more ‘‘boss’’ since 2008; part of the process involves muckraking through your psyche and stresstesting work or commercial resilience. In Jan, as Mercury retro creates cover by casual career chaos, Pluto activates Lilith in your relationship sector. You know what you need to do in biz.
Taurus | APR 20-MAY 20 Don’t let Venus square Neptune this week lure you down a love zombie path. Fix your goo-goo bedroom eyes firmly on the (bright) future and real prospects. January 19 until Feb is an amazing Mars-Neptune-Jupiter blast. Trips, promises and out-there offers that buzz in from nowhere may be a folly; don’t snatch. Stay poised.
Gemini | MAY 21-JUN 20 Mercury retro in Capricorn requires that you pretend to be a Capricorn for the month. Nobody unvetted makes it into your inner circles. No sudden-onset new ‘‘best friends’’. No expenses that involve delusional financials should be avoided with your accountant. No secrets. No “complicated” relationship.
| JUN 21-JUL 22 You may groan at the realisation that you start the calendar year with retro-Mercury in your opposite sign but see that as a cue to revise certain key assumptions, and input from partners that may have been flawed, biased. Then pick up on how action planet Mars is a fantastic support player, prompting innovation.
| JUL 23-AUG 22 Venus conjunct Saturn on January 910 is indicative for your love life. Art too. Don’t hustle too hard before then. You’re still letting go of the shadows and half-hopes of the old cycle. Let Mars establish itself in your home sector, massively upgrading your concept of the potential Casa del Leo.
| AUG 23-SEP 22 A romance, arrangement or attraction is approaching event horizon: January 9-10. You may get a false signal before then but stick to the facts and your gut. You know what has to happen by mid-Jan, ideally ‘‘initiate’’ the new deal with the favourable Jupiter in Virgo action in the last week of the month.
Libra | SEP 23-OCT 22 For you, this retro-Mercury (until the 26th) operates on two distinct levels. One is that classic manifestation. Fine: don’t go moving on impulse or agreeing to anything hard-to-get-outof in domestic realms. Go ahead and revise the decor in a mood that approaches mania. But then there is a moment of honest revelation.
Scorpio | OCT 23-NOV 21 Mars is in your orb for a large part of 2016. The last time Mars spent this long in your sign was 1999. The epic vibe upgrade starts now. All that painstaking patience, maturity and strategy honed since late 2012 (Saturn in Scorpio) is a massive advantage. Deploy your everything. Don’t waste eloquence on idiots.
Sagittarius | NOV 22-DEC 21 Put the choke on compulsive spending to align with Mercury retro in your $$$ sector and Saturn in Sagittarius. You’ve got no choice but to be upwardly mobile. Down or even sideways is not an option with Saturn at work. You’re stuck with up. This week’s pressure comes from your peers not feeling it.