November 23 − December 21 Rather than dwell on times when you’ve been given little recognition and few rewards, be glad that change is about to take place. Just make sure you don’t get so carried away with encouraging new developments that you sound grand. Show them you’re putting to good use whatever you’ve learned. Mantra of the month A library is a hospital for the mind.
December 22 − January 20 By the time you’ve listened to loved ones or friends trying to influence your professional or business decisions you’ll feel confused. Point out that though you value their views very highly, you need to listen to your inner voice. You have paid the price for compromises in the past and it mustn’t happen again. Mantra of the month Adventure may be risky but getting stuck, truly lethal.
January 21 − February 19 Teamwork is the answer if you intend to pursue something aspirational. But you must make it very clear to all that eventually you may want to branch out on your own and specialise in one particular aspect of what you and others have been working on. This is why boundaries must be observed, and all terms and conditions strictly adhered to. Mantra of the month Procrastinate later. February 20 − March 20 With Venus and Mars changing signs you’ll be torn between enhancing your reputation and strengthening a close bond. Accept that some of your actions will be seen as selfish and you have to defend yourself. Hopefully others will understand that they can’t always be your first priority. Mantra of the month If you think violence is the answer, you don’t understand the question. March 21 − April 20 Relationships, especially one in particular, will become hugely demanding early in October when the Sun challenges Uranus. You can’t expect everyone to have the same priorities and strong views as yourself. Allow flexibility and room for negotiation. Also take a break from a heavy workload. Mantra of the month By blaming others, you sacrifice an opportunity to change.
April 21 – May 21 Though you may groan when you learn of new duties or responsibilities you’ll quickly realise you must change your attitude and capitalise on the situation. True, it might mean postponing arrangements with those you care for. But your new timetable will turn out to work to everybody’s advantage. Mantra of the month Just when you think you’ve a lot more time, it runs out.
May 22 − June 21 You mustn’t let someone’s inconsistent affections for you bruise your self-esteem. If you’re a casualty of some emotional push-pull, remain philosophical. Tell yourself you can do nothing about it. Mid October an important lesson about self-care will prove enlightening. There’s no looking back after that. Mantra of the month Friendship is like good health – never fully appreciated until it’s fading.
June 22 – July 23 Inventive ideas might promise to reinvigorate a romance or other close relationships. Don’t delay in presenting your views to whoever else is concerned. From October 21 a Mercury retrogade will make it hard for you to sound convincing, especially as you’ll be dealing with someone who will refuse to hear you. Mantra of the month Anyone who wants to be someone must show up for practice.
July 24 – August 23 Changes to your financial affairs will encourage you to improve your family or domestic set-up. Listen to the views of whoever else will be directly affected, especially within an area in which you are something of a novice. By allowing yourself to follow rather than lead you’ll do a lot to cement the relationship. Mantra of the month Power is the ability not to have to please others.
August 24 – September 23 If you feel sensitive about being left out of a get-together, tell yourself your day will come. From October 15, you’ll become so self-assured within a competitive area, you’ll be happy to tread your own path rather than be part of what everyone else is doing. Even so, you mustn’t isolate yourself entirely. Mantra of the month Every song ends but you can still enjoy the music.