Your astrological guide to the coming year


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Nov 22 – Dec 21
It’s hard to keep a grip on that dream, what with reality lurking like a roller skate on the stairs. No worries; if you slip up there’s always someone waiting to give you a hand. Keep an eye out and you’ll find a way to put your relationships—public and private—on more solid footing. Speaking of private, Venus urges you to go out and play with someone special.

Dec 22 – Jan 19
Keep that umbrella handy because everyone seems out to rain on your parade. Just when you were ready to grab the baton and lead the way, too. Head for shelter and wait until mid-month, when the new moon brings the all-clear and sunnier skies. Meanwhile, moments of luxury punctuate your days. More than one guy will wine and dine you and soon you’ll get that cheering section you’re after.

Jan 20 – Feb 18
Although it’s tempting to go with a fairy-dust fantasy over harsh reality, try to keep one platform sandal on terra firma. Lofty ideals are fine, but now shared space or the joint account has become make-or-break issues. Don’t make any rash moves until after mid-month, when more rational thinking prevails. If you’re willing to be a team player, great new collaborations lie ahead.

Feb 19 – Mar 20
Lost documents, misplaced mail, garbled messages—no wonder your head is spinning! But if anyone can thrive in chaos, it’s you. Be as prompt and precise as possible, and you’ll become the locus of sanity. Meanwhile, you can count on the sweet nature of those around you, from the boss right on down the chain. And finesse the kind of closeness you crave with someone special before he knows what hit him.

Mar 21 – Apr 19
May’s doldrums are but the lull before a big planetary storm in your sign. The long-term forecast calls for fresh opportunities, key career meetings and bold new moves, so rest up now. Anyway, you can look to an active love life to sustain you. If single, you might break a heart or two just for fun.

Apr 20 – May 20
Feel like you’re preaching to the choir? No worries; a big new moon in your sign soon declares you glee club president. Your star is rising at work, so dare to audition for the solo. Apply some innovation with a dash of your innate creativity. Bonus: You manage to hit the right note with those around you. Do leave time for a romantic duet or two, most likely with someone new who’s singing your tune.

May 21 – Jun 20
As Mercury backslides until mid-month your rhetoric makes a lot of sense—but only to you. Before you’re pegged as Palin 2.0, edit your words and review all missives. In fact, stop Tweeting altogether and start crafting that grand plan. This one will be a winner on many levels. Meanwhile, there’s no reason to wait until summer to hit the party circuit. Get a haircut and a brighter makeup palette, and hop to it.

Jun 21 – Jul 22
The feeling that you’re just another worker bee could have you buzzing with frustration. A more positive response: look outside the hive. To upgrade your status you may have to be more flexible about relocating. Meanwhile, it’s time for some strategic flitting and flirting. People you meet early in the month could resurface later in the form of useful networking contacts.

Jul 23 – Aug 22
It only seems like your career status has been up for review forever. For now, visualize that dream job and come up with a fab ?Plan B because, around mid-month, you can expect at least one new proverbial window to fly open. And a breath of fresh social-scene air also wafts your way. Remember the Leo maxim: to wear is human, to flaunt is divine.

Aug 23 – Sep 22
Until mid-month, Mercury gleefully throws a monkey wrench at your best-laid plans. This is no time to plan a big trip or anything with far-reaching consequences. You can take a voyage into the furthest reaches of your mind, though. The big reveal: you’ll learn more about yourself in the process. And Jupiter can work wonders in your close relationships. The trick is to just go along and enjoy the ride.

Sep 23 – Oct 22
He’s there, he’s not, he’s there… well, you get the picture. With the revolving door in your love life at full throttle, even you, Queen Vacillator, are dizzy. Clear your head, know your heart and take a stand, even if you must slam the door shut. Anyway, new portals in this area of your life are coming soon. Same is true of a work situation where a firm decision is needed.

Oct 23 – Nov 21
Most of your life is humming along as nicely as a brand new Mercedes-Benz. Resist that gut instinct to tinker, as straight thinking (and answers) are elusive until mid-month. Take your social skills out for a spin and hobnob in fresh scenery, even with those folks you usually avoid. It’s also time to stop kicking the hubcaps of that new(ish) relationship.