Most people know their sign from a horoscope column or a coffee mug. However, you might not know your “sign” is actually the sign that the Sun was in when you were born. Your first breath is your astrology chart. But hey, your chart has other planets, as well: the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter etc. The Sun is easy to figure out because every year, the Sun is in one sign for four weeks. This week the Sun is in Cancer (to stay for the next four weeks). This will encourage people to focus more on home and family. Cancer also showcases photography and a love of the past. Mercury retrograde in Cancer will further magnify this fascination with the past. One nice thing about the past – have you noticed that the longer you live – the better you were?
Aries (March 21-April 19)
In the next four weeks, you’ll be focused on old issues from your past, especially related to family and home. You might be involved with a parent more than usual. You might have a family reunion. You might decide to enlarge your “bubble” to include more family? Many of you will hear from family members you haven’t heard from in a while. You might misplace or lose things at home; or possibly, you will find something that you lost before? Meanwhile, you will appreciate your daily surroundings at this time. It’s as if you’re seeing them with new eyes. You might also truly appreciate how much love there is in your daily world. (Sounds corny but it’s true.)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The pace of your days will accelerate in the next four weeks with short trips, errands, appointments plus spending increased time with siblings, relatives and neighbours. You will be busy learning, reading and writing. Ironically these are the very areas that will trip you up because Mercury retrograde will create delays to travel. Car problems and transportation glitches will occur. Communications will be confused. You might be waiting at one place to meet someone while they’re waiting at another place. Mucho silly errors! This will be confounding because meanwhile, you’re doing your best to handle the demands of an increased, busy pace! On the upside: you will attract money to you in the next four weeks. Yes! (And spend it on beautiful treasures.)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
In the next four weeks, your focus will be on money, cash flow, earnings and your assets. Many of you will dream up moneymaking ideas and take stock of your wealth. However, Mercury retrograde (in the same part of your chart), means errors in financial matters are likely. Cheques in the mail will be late. Be proactive and cautious. Double check your bill or invoice. Count your change. Clarify info from your bank. Read your credit card statement. Do not assume that they are correct. Meanwhile, this is an excellent week to buy wardrobe goodies. Take a look in the mirror to see how you can improve the image you create on your world. Yeah!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Ta da! The Sun will be in your sign for the next four weeks giving you a chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of year. Oh yes! This is your chance to replenish and restore yourself! Because of the strength of the Sun in your sign, you will attract people to you and you will also attract favourable situations to you. Having said that, we must also acknowledge that Mercury retrograde is taking place in your sign as well. Aagghh!. You will be dealing with silly, goofy mistakes, misplaced items, lost paperwork, computer glitches, transportation delays as well as contact with people from your past, especially partners and old friends. (This might be why some of you are having a secret love affair.) Woot!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Because your birthday is a mere month away, your personal year is coming to an end. This means the Sun is “hiding” in the wings, which means you also have an urge to keep a low profile in the next four weeks. You won’t disappear because Venus will entice you to interact with friends and groups, especially in a creative, artistic way. You might encounter disputes about insurance issues, shared property, taxes, debt or anything that you own jointly with someone else. Remember this is an excellent year to get a better job or improve your existing job. You can also improve your daily habits so that they will promote better health and a better approach to how you do your work.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You are entering a lovely, four-week window where everyone wants to see your face. Good times with friends, especially friends from the past will happen. Many of you will be more involved with groups and organizations and quite possibly, will run into old faces from these clubs as well. Fear not because with fair Venus at the top of your chart, you look great! (In fact, you look so good some will begin a romance with a boss.) One minor challenge is that fiery Mars is opposite your sign now, which can make you easily annoyed with others. (Of course, they’re annoying.) This will test your patience. Fear not, on the whole, you are happy to be who you are. You will express yourself without fear or apology.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
For the next four weeks, the Sun will be at the top of your chart. This is the only time all year this occurs and when it does, it means you are in a powerful spotlight that makes you look fabulous in the eyes of others. (Which is why you will be asked to assume increased responsibilities. Say yes because you don’t have to do anything special.) Since you make such a great impression on others, this window of time is perfect to make your pitch or advance your agenda. Fortunately, you are pumped to work hard! Meanwhile, bosses and parents you haven’t seen for a while are back on the scene. Travel if you can.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
In the next four weeks, you want to expand your world. You want adventure! You want to see new places and meet new faces! Unfortunately, Mercury retrograde could cause travel delays. This is also an excellent time to explore opportunities in the media, publishing, medicine, the law or higher education. Gifts and money will come your way! This is timely because you feel playful and prankish! You want to have fun, which often costs money. (However, your sex drive is amped and if you’re lucky, that’s affordable.) This is a good time to negotiate a loan or mortgage. Ka-ching!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
With fair Venus opposite you sign now, you will be charming with everyone. Well, maybe not everyone. Increased chaos and activity on the home front could create tension at home or with family members. Be stoic. Demonstrate grace under pressure. The next four weeks are unusually passionate for you because you are focused on shared property and your partner’s wealth. Unfortunately, Mercury retrograde will create delays. However, Mercury retrograde will also help you clean up unfinished red-tape details from the past. (You’ll love yourself to get some of this out of the way. Finally!) Keep looking for ways to boost your income because they exist!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You will need more sleep in the next four weeks. Factoid. Meanwhile, you can expect to hear from ex-spouses, ex-partners and old friends from your past. Sometimes these re-encounters are good things – sometimes, not so much. Fortunately, even though you need more sleep, you will be vigourous and dynamic in all your daily communications. You’ll be convincing! People will listen to you! This is also an excellent time to relate to coworkers, especially to discuss agreements. Financial favours, especially from a boss might come your way. This is also a good week to do something to boost your health.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
There’s an element of irony for your sign in the next four weeks. In one way, you are determined to be efficient and productive. In fact, you want to be better organized in every aspect of your life. Ironically, Mercury retrograde will trip up these noble ambitions. Silly errors, lost paperwork, confused messages, mixed-up communications, delays, computer glitches and machinery breakdowns are some examples of how your best intentions will be foiled! Nevertheless, press on! Your resolution to get better organized is a wonderful thing. Fair Venus promises fun times and socializing with others. Mars will make you work hard to earn money – and spend it!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You’re the winner! For the next four weeks, the Sun is going to be in a fun part of your chart! This will make you feel free to express yourself and be exactly who you are. Your drive will be to do exactly what you want and especially, to amuse yourself and have fun! Activities with kids will shine. Your attitude to relationships will be lighter. You will enjoy redecorating at home as well as entertaining friends. Meanwhile, with Mars in your sign, you’re PowerPoint on steroids! You’ve got energy to burn! Mercury retrograde will attract old flames from your past back into the world again. Look good when you go out. Let them see what they’re missing.