On the 20th, your ruler Mars moves into Aries, starting a cycle of growth. Until then, recognise obstacles as being either about accepting what must go or spotting potential changes, and you’ll actually enjoy this period of intense preparation.
20 – MAY 20
As a sensible earth sign, you’d always investigate and debate anybody’s suggestions before proceeding. Now, however, you’re ignoring sound advice from close ones. Take it seriously. Insane as this seems, you’ll soon be thankful you did.
MAY 21 – JUN 20
ThisWednesday your ruler Mercury ends its retrograde cycle. With it, you get answers to several perplexing dilemmas. Meanwhile, from midweek onward, new ideas appear. Delve into everything but, as there’s more to come, remain flexible.
21 – JUL 22
The errors triggered by Mercury’s retrograde period, which ends on Wednesday, have helped you spot what must go. Since changes in circumstances and your priorities continue until late February, explore all the options but commit to few.
JUL 23 – AUG 22
Not only do decisions seem urgent, you’d rather deal with the past weeks’ upheaval and focus on what’s next. Review what has arisen slowly now and, once you begin making decisions, they’ll be lasting ones.
23 – SEP 22
While Mercury resumes forward motion onWednesday, the puzzle pieces will come together slowly. In the long run, what you learn in the process will offer insights, both about current and future plans. If asked, you wouldn’t say you’re too proud to accept ideas from others. Yet, you could do exactly that, and in several situations. Whatever the case, discuss offers frankly. The resulting insights will alter your thinking, now and for the future.
23 – NOV 21
When Mercury resumes forward motion onWednesday, communication will be easier and errors fewer. However, there will still be some ups and downs in life. These remain a source of challenge as well as a powerful insight for you.
NOV 22 – DEC 21
By now you’ve realised that while certain ideas are worth fighting for, others should be abandoned. Though this seems a compromise now, once you’re benefitting from February’s unanticipated developments, you’ll be relieved you let them go.
22 – JAN 19
As Mercury accents the wise use of your resources onWednesday, you’ll learn a lot in the coming weeks. Those arrangements, whether financial or otherwise, that once made sense may need to be questioned, if not totally reviewed.
20 – FEB 17
Since Mercury’s been in your sign, experiences have been informative. Although Mercury resumes forward motion onWednesday, you’ll continue to learn from elements of your life that have been a constant.
FEB 18 – MAR 19
If you are known to be charming, you are proud too. Although you enjoy dispensing help, receiving favours is another matter. Yet it would be unwise to refuse the offers coming your way. Don’t say no for now.
Shelley von Strunckel, one of the world’s top astrologers, writes a weekly forecast for Friday.