ARIES (March 21 - April 20)
Right from the beginning of this year, your enthusiasm for the future is fired up.
Uranus is encouraging you to make real changes. Some give you pause for thought and yet you know they are meant to be.
You flit from one area to another without taking too much in. Even so, when your dreams start to show the way ahead, thoughts turn more long-term.
How are you going to be able to get where you want to be without upsetting anyone? Bring your passions into line, as Neptune urges you to look deeper inside of yourself.
You will need vision and courage to go for what you really want. Giving more quality time to your relationships means sharing your thoughts, ambitions and feelings.
OVERALL: A YEAR THAT MAKES DEMANDS OF YOU BUT BRINGS REWARDS OF WHICH YOU CAN ONLY DREAM.
TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)
The planets do a dance around your life this year, that may truly make your head spin! Change is in the centre of it all (not something that you’re over-fond of).
So, what is wrong with your life at the moment? Probably not very much, but you are being urged to do better. Being yourself is not always easy. Take charge, Taurus! Don’t sit at the gate snorting, barge through it!
Progress at work gives you more independence and this is the area in which you can truly thrive. Be admired for your courage, enthusiasm and confidence, not your willingness to go with the flow.
Relationships are there for your satisfaction and enjoyment, not to tie you down and stifle your talents. When you believe this, your mind will open.
OVERALL: A YEAR IN WHICH YOU WILL LEARN MUCH ABOUT OTHERS AND, EVENTUALLY, FIND THOSE WHO ARE GOOD FOR YOU.
GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)
This is the year when you truly start to value your own beliefs and talents.
Of course it is hard for any of us to see ourselves clearly. We are biased and tend to value ourselves according to others. This means that any negative comments go right to the heart of our confidence, either boosting it or (more likely) chipping away at it.
Enough, Gemini! Now is the time to get rid of any negative influences.
Develop relationships with people who appreciate and support you. Using your imagination, especially if it is attached to work, brings a highly creative burst of innovation.
Of course you remain a bit of a social butterfly. What is a passion to you one minute could become boring the next. For that reason you need to be honest and open, especially when it comes to love and romance.
OVERALL: A YEAR IN WHICH YOU BECOME STRONGER, MORE DETERMINED AND ABLE TO ENJOY LIFE AS IT COMES.
CANCER (June 22 - July 23)
A big part of last year saw you being shunted out of your comfort zone and into awkward situations, but by this spring, life becomes more ordered.
Even so, your most creative moments and ideas will come out of the blue. This is likely to be because you decide to go with the flow a bit more and stop fretting.
Spontaneous journeys take you to new places and people. Meeting like-minded folk makes such a difference to your mood and feelings of security.
You are happy to take responsibility but don’t want to be bogged down with it. There is a sense of wanting more freedom to grow and experience new things.
Give priority to you own health and wellbeing. Show appreciation for what you have in this area and give up any bad habits. Who needs them anyway? Not you, Cancer!
OVERALL: A YEAR IN WHICH YOU NEED TO SHOW YOUR CONFIDENCE AND BUILD ON YOUR ABILITY TO INFLUENCE OTHERS.
LEO (July 24 - August 23)
With your naturally high standards and expectations of others, you are sometimes bound to be disappointed.
When others fail, you somehow feel it in a personal way, but this is set to be a year when you finally get rid of any negative people or things in your life.
The freedom of mind and body and the joy of feeling at one with yourself can be stripped away if you take on too much.
This year, a deep personal fulfilment comes with your partner (who some of you have yet to meet!) and they help you to look after yourself and your wellbeing.
The best times ahead are when you decide to live in the present. Here is where the best memories are made and personal growth flourishes.
OVERALL: A YEAR IN WHICH YOU NOURISH YOUR INNER SELF AND WHERE YOU WANT TO BE IS WHERE YOU MUST GO.
VIRGO (August 24 - September 23)
As this new year begins, you may have the sensation of treading water. Your efforts are ongoing but nothing much seems to be happening.
However, think again. Gradually, the future takes on a different look. This is a wonderful year to build on your relationships. Encourage and nourish those that are kind and positive.
When pushed for time (you do sometimes take too much on), ask for help or involve those colleagues who are willing.
Remember that others need to build their confidence, so be generous with your praise and advice.
Romantically, it is important to pay attention to your special friends, even if you are busy. A few well-chosen words can make someone feel closer to you, even if you are not together.
OVERALL: A YEAR WHEN YOU CAN AFFORD TO BE LESS CRITICAL OF YOURSELF AND LEARN TO LOVE THE PERSON OTHERS SEE.
LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)
Being able to see the funny side is what will help to fire you through the year ahead.
Perfect situations are what you like but there will be few of those. Instead, the unexpected and downright bizarre take their place.
Should you ever feel like a fish out of water, take charge. This can mean anything from asserting your view, to just walking away.
Because you always think the best of others, it surprises you that others do not understand your motives. Well, have you ever told them?
And being someone who is generally self-sufficient (I’ll sort out my own problems), sometimes others assume they know you. Those who are looking for someone special should keep looking. When you find them you will know it was worthwhile. Really, polish up that optimism!
OVERALL: A YEAR IN WHICH YOU FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU NEED TO MOVE AHEAD.
SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)
Still seeing a certain amount of disruption due to Uranus on your tail, determination is key. The planets are urging you to keep moving forward. Not always a good place to be.
However, in business and personal ambitions this can be very rewarding. A bit of adventure and the odd challenge keep your mind and body sharp.
There is a great deal of power in your chart and most of it comes from one place, you! Be aware that, in order to win the game, you do not always need to run ahead of the ball. Using your experience and one or two sharp turns can see you score big-time.
Share you feelings and dreams with someone special or just take special note of them yourself. Know where you are going, Scorpio. Start to enjoy the journey.
OVERALL: A YEAR IN WHICH YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS AND MOTIVES. EASY-PEASY. WHAT DO YOU WANT?
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)
A wonderful year is ahead for you, Sagittarius. To make the most of it, keep moving forward.
You may think that you do not want to change very much. Fair enough. Even so, your curiosity leads you down the streets of your imagination.
Where family are involved, there is not the problem of having to spend time away if you communicate. All in all, there is a strong air of optimism. Good old Jupiter, eh?
One word of caution. Being lulled into a dream-like state may be nice but can be dangerous. Stay sharp when it comes to folk you do not know very well and keep your secrets and purse well under cover.
You don’t like to be told what to do but sometimes your friends have a point to make. Common sense must have a place in the everyday life of an adventurer such as you.
OVERALL: A YEAR OF ADVENTURE AND OPTIMISM IN WHICH TO BE AT YOUR IMPRESSIVE BEST AND MAKE THE RIGHT MOVES.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)
Last year stirred you up enough to bring out your determination. This continues right through the year, and you can look forward to the entry of Saturn as a period of greater optimism and stability.
Much as you like to be in charge, there will be times when events overtake you. However, you can and do influence events, just not all of them!
There are challenges ahead (and you know how much you love those!) but the joy of being able to meet them is so, so satisfying.
Being asked to look inside your own mind can be uncomfortable but can show you what is really worth having.
Partners of any kind expect a little more from you now and you should be willing to face that. A parting of the ways? Maybe.
OVERALL: A YEAR FOR BEING REALISTIC AND GAINING THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO CARRY YOU FORWARD.
AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)
Well, here we go again! Uranus is stirring the pot of change and will soon be joined by Taurus.
Here and there, you see odd flashes of where you are heading and it looks good. Work-wise there is a need to get up to date and be ahead of the competition, or at least up with colleagues.
As you know that you are very adaptable, clearly this is going to be a part of a new you.
Relationships need a bit of a shake-up as there is sometimes the tendency to take others for granted. What you see is what you get, right? If closeness is what is desired, though, a lot more effort in the romantic stakes is needed.
Maybe a holiday based around what your partner wants rather than what you think they should want?
OVERALL: A YEAR OF HONESTY, CHANGES AND LEAPS INTO THE FUTURE. DO YOUR BEST.
PISCES (February 20 - March 20)
As the year begins, the changes you hoped for seem slow to come, but bide your time. In spring, Uranus brings the push you need to move ahead.
A sense of freedom to be yourself takes over. What has changed? Probably very little but your own attitude. This could be triggered by someone new in your life, perhaps someone very similar who understands your quirky ways.
To be appreciated for who you really are is a great confidence builder. You know all of those things from the past that you dwell on? Yes, those things that nibble away at you and affect the future before it even arrives? Jettison those thoughts.
You are new. Only those who like that need apply for the job of friend, partner or lover! Pisces, this is truly your year.
OVERALL: A REVELATION AND, BY THE TIME THAT AUTUMN COMES, A FEELING OF BEING TRULY FREE.