Your astrological guide to the coming year


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Nov 22 – Dec 21
Working more now, but enjoying it less? Fortunately, your inner coach is on the case with not only plenty of pep talk, but also winning strategies. This is your time to attain star-player status at work and at play. Go for it! By Valentine’s Day your head is in the
clouds, and you’re more than ready to love the one you’re with.

Dec 22 – Jan 19
Take your cue from more hours of available sunlight, and lighten up! You might take this literally or strategically, revealing some of that high-end lingerie you’ve been hoarding—or simply by not taking it so seriously when others resist your big ideas. If you can compromise a bit over the joint account or shared space, a major other could become
highly significant.

Jan 20 – Feb 18
Your hopes and dreams may seen like they are on ice, but with a lunar new year in your sign, expect a major thaw by the end of the holidays. In other words, go ahead and hit refresh on those big goals. Your charisma will set a new record, giving you even more reason to celebrate. Mars in your partnership zone hinders your attempts to turn the romance thermostat to your liking. But your sensuality is definitely on the rise, so things will heat up nicely.

Feb 19 – Mar 20
Work pressure forces you to be analytical in your professional and personal life. But by Valentine’s Day, you make an effort to stop questioning and keep things simple. By your side: throngs of fairy godmothers who come with excellent
advice. Maximize your potential at work and in the boudoir, and keep an eye on both your bank balance and your health.

Mar 21 – Apr 19
Since you’re prone to extreme behaviour this month, here’s the bottom line: Don’t elope with your Pilates teacher, bet the farm, invest in a “surefire” investment, or leave the house without clean underwear. Do keep singing that old Beatles refrain about the love you take being equal to the love you make.

Apr 20 – May 20
A midwinter lull gives you time to catch your breath and think about a career that satisfies not only your bank account, but also your soul. Meet with colleagues and kick around ideas. Valentine’s Day finds you nurturing high hopes. Should the day disappoint, don’t worry; the rest of the month you’ll be dreamily in love with love.

May 21 – Jun 20
It may be time to chat, text and abbreviate less, and explain yourself more. You’ll gather more complete info in return and stay fully in the loop. Meanwhile, some verbal sparring midmonth could lead to an old-time movie scenario, where witty repartee turns hate at first sight into love.

Jun 21 – Jul 22
Some hard lessons almost sank your spirits at the start of the year, but life will no doubt get back on an even keel this month. Bonus: a potential first mate gets piped aboard. This is one temporary fling—or vacation romance—that may have a longer shelf life than you anticipated. On other fronts, you can avoid any turbulence in the financial stream by checking your spending.

Jul 23 – Aug 22
This year Groundhog Day finds you faced with a lot of do-overs. Your ego may see its shadow when everyone from the boss to your sweetie wants to dig up the past. Consider it cleaning your karma to make room for a brighter future on all fronts. A mid-month lunar new year helps you get a fresh start in your main relationship, and you’ll finally hash out whose stuff goes in which drawer.

Aug 23 – Sep 22
Did we hear someone say don’t sweat it? When it comes to the small stuff, it’s not easy advice for you to follow. But you can always find ways to improve your working conditions that are nothing short of inspired. The folks around you are just plain helpful, so stop wondering why and enjoy the trip. Bonus: a holiday romance will have your heart—and head—spinning. Leave some space in your life for the unexpected.

Sep 23 – Oct 22
Your favourite planet, schmoozer Venus, is on your side, so take advantage of it. This means exploiting your network to get a new job or a much-deserved promotion. During this time you may have a friend or two desert you, despite your charms and heartfelt loyalty. Unfortunately, this may happen when a scheduled romantic holiday falls fl at, but a dreamy new moon makes up for it later. Key words: love, sex and fantasy.

Oct 23 – Nov 21
Count to 10 and remember to be diplomatic, even when the career momentum disappears faster than your size at a sample sale. With Mars in backpedal mode, fine-tune that master plan and keep the juiciest details under wraps. With Venus in your party zone, you are tempted to test your limits. But a little more shut-eye will do you good, so hunker down in your own pad for a while.