Septem­ber 23 – Oc­to­ber 22

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Once you un­der­stand the na­ture of 2014 and its theme, you’ll also un­der­stand why no mat­ter what you do or de­cide and how care­fully you’ve thought ar­range­ments through, things will change, and sud­denly.

As a Libra, you strive for har­mony in your life. Be­ing ruled by the planet of har­mony it­self, Venus, this is im­por­tant to you in terms of re­la­tion­ships. But also, if you think of your sym­bol, the scales, har­mony is im­por­tant. It’s es­sen­tial to your na­ture. Yet, dur­ing 2014, the kind of har­mony you’ll have will come about through growth and change.

Think of this as if you were on hol­i­day – as if you were trav­el­ling from one place to another. You ar­rive at your desti­na­tion, un­pack your bags, be­come fa­mil­iar with the place, set­tle down, do a bit of ex­plor­ing, en­joy the place then pack your bags and move on to another desti­na­tion and re­peat the rou­tine.

It’s this kind of sce­nario that you can ex­pect dur­ing 2014. While the need to re­or­gan­ise reg­u­larly is some­thing every­body knows to ex­pect and ac­cept when they’re trav­el­ling, the pos­si­bil­ity that some­thing can go wrong is also high. You may worry you’ve mis­judged sit­u­a­tions. But the fact is that with Mars, the planet of ego and en­ergy, po­si­tioned

You’re con­scious of the need to sup­port your fam­ily as well as friends

in your sign un­til the mid­dle of the year – hav­ing moved there on De­cem­ber 7, 2013 and re­main­ing un­til July 26, 2014 – you can ex­pect to be ask­ing plenty of ques­tions and dis­cov­er­ing a lot.

Not only that, with Mars pow­er­fully as­pect­ing Uranus, the planet of in­no­va­tion, on April 23, and again on June 25, it’s not just about new ideas. Be­cause Uranus is about rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­cepts, those changes could mean you find your­self look­ing at what seemed sta­ble parts of your life from a dif­fer­ent an­gle.

It’s also worth bear­ing in mind that the eclipses that take place dur­ing 2014 – par­tic­u­larly the eclipsed Full Moon on April 15 – ac­cents the parts of your chart that have to do with prac­ti­cal and fi­nan­cial mat­ters.

Again, in late April and in Oc­to­ber, changes in cir­cum­stances around you could mean re­think­ing what you’re do­ing. While that may sound wor­ry­ing, some changes could ben­e­fit you. It’s just that, in think­ing them through, you’ll need to re­view your pri­or­i­ties.

You’re al­ways con­sid­er­ing the cir­cum­stances of those clos­est. For you, more than any other sign, there’s al­ways an aware­ness of the im­pact of your de­ci­sions on oth­ers. And you’re al­ways con­scious of the need to sup­port oth­ers – your fam­ily as well as friends.

Yet, dur­ing the first half of 2014, es­pe­cially the pe­riod dur­ing which Mars is in your sign, un­til late July, you’ll find that you must put your­self first in a way that’s un­usual for you, and in a way that might seem un­com­fort­able and out of char­ac­ter.

How­ever, Mars takes two years to go around the zo­diac through ev­ery sign, and so dur­ing that pe­riod each sign has an op­por­tu­nity to learn from it. Be­cause its stay in your sign is an un­usu­ally long one, you’ll find that what you learn dur­ing this pow­er­ful cy­cle of about seven months’ isn’t just im­por­tant – it will rev­o­lu­tionise your think­ing and lead to changes in your ac­tiv­i­ties and your pri­or­i­ties that will shape your life for some time to come.

Know­ing that, take ad­van­tage of this pow­er­ful cy­cle and dis­cuss your plans with oth­ers.

You may worry that th­ese changes will up­set those around you. But the fact is that most peo­ple will be de­lighted with what you’re ex­plor­ing, and even more de­lighted to dis­cuss those plans with you. The dis­cus­sions you have with oth­ers won’t just en­able you to make im­prove­ments in your own life, it will do some­thing which is just as im­por­tant to you, which is bring you closer to those around you.

Recog­nise 2014, there­fore, as a year of per­sonal growth and de­vel­op­ment, a year of ex­plo­ration and a year dur­ing which you learn a great deal from that process of ex­plo­ration.

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