By: MARY MORRISON
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19)
Saturn, your ruling planet, turned retrograde on December 19, leaving you feeling you are stuck in a cul-de-sac. There is little point in throwing good money after bad, so you will have to be patient and wait for a window of opportunity. Mercury’s influence will help you to indulge in the season’s festive spirit over the weekend and Monday’s Full Moon should ensure that you get full co-operation from your loved ones.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18)
You may be feeling uneasy on Friday evening, due to the conflict between Venus and Neptune but be aware that this configuration is bound to bring uncertainties, that might be lurking in your subconscious, to the surface. Do not allow your imagination to run away with your good sense. The Moon’s conflict to Saturn on Saturday will serve to set you on the straight forward path to reality. Rest assured that you can relax and enjoy the festivities of Monday and Tuesday.
PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20)
You may have a problem with decision making this weekend but with only two options, it might be better to choose the least complicated. However, Mercury’s opposition to Mars on Sunday will bring things to light that will make all the difference. Monday issues an invitation to a romantic evening and there may be surprises on Wednesday when a sudden change of plan is likely to throw a spanner in the works.
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19)
You may be preoccupied with a hundred and one different things at present with no room for the added complication that is likely to arise on Saturday morning. However, with your ability to think on your feet, to say nothing of your gift of the gab, you will turn a crisis into a roaring success. Monday’s Full Moon will certainly liven things up at home when someone springs a surprise. Thursday’s Moon suggests that anything could happen in travel and communication.
TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20)
Your good advice may have fallen on deaf ears and now you’re expected to clean up the mess. However, the Sun and Mercury are both moving in harmony with your sign, enabling you to smooth things over without too much difficulty. Monday’s Full Moon will assist you to see clearly enough for you to plough a straight furrow towards your goal, giving you a head start towards the New Year. Positive results are likely on Wednesday, following your efforts in the recent past.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 21)
You may be one step ahead of everyone, which is not always good since it can be confusing for others. Friday’s conjunction, between Mercury and Jupiter, might spur your thoughts forward at a gallop, only to be pulled up by Saturn’s influence the following morning. Monday’s Full Moon requires tact and I recommend that you give your mental processes a rest until Thursday, when the Moon’s influence will work wonders.
CANCER (Jun 22 to Jul 22)
Things may be tricky but Mercury’s entry into Capricorn will work to your advantage in the field of communications from Friday. Romance is in the air on Sunday evening and Monday’s Full Moon invites harmony to intervene on your behalf to assure a happy outcome. Wednesday will bring you some inspiration for the workings of a business plan or in the planning of a new project. Your financial status is likely to improve from the end of this week.
LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22)
You may be having second thoughts on Friday when reflecting on recent events. You may have misjudged the motives of someone close to you and regret your actions. Mercury moves into good aspect with Saturn this week, giving you ample scope to make amends. Monday’s Full Moon is likely to set off sparks, when it comes to discussing money with partners and you must be patient. Harmony reigns on Tuesday and romance is on the cards on Wednesday.
VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sep 22)
You might hear a rumour that disturbs you this weekend but you are advised to take it with a pinch of salt, at least until you have all the facts. Nine times out of 10 these rumours have little or no foundation, so it is not worth losing any sleep. Romance is in the air on Sunday evening for the unattached, who might be seeking a partner and the Full Moon on Monday is in harmony with your plans for the festive season. Mercury intervenes to allow you to let your hair down.
LIBRA (Sep 23 to Oct 23)
You are advised to let bygones be bygones, if you want to enjoy the forthcoming festivities. The Full Moon on Monday brings just a hint that there might be a sudden change of plan, requiring you to exercise a little discretion and a great deal of tact. If you happen to be unattached, Jupiter’s influence could engineer a meeting of minds on Monday evening. Travel could turn out to be complicated on Tuesday and it would be prudent for you to leave yourself plenty of time.
SCORPIO (Oct 24 to Nov 21)
The Moon’s conflict to Saturn on Saturday could have a dampening effect on your mood but hopefully not for long. The Sun’s conjunction to Jupiter, in the early hours of Sunday morning, will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take hold of the festive spirit. The influence of the Full Moon is likely to make your party go with a swing and if you are unattached, your star will shine in the direction of someone special. Consider exploring new pastures on Wednesday.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21)
There might be uncertainty with future plans but you should put all that on the back burner for the time being and enjoy the present. The Sun’s conjunction to your ruling planet, Jupiter, gives assurance that you have nothing to worry about. You may be concerned over money matters on Monday morning but rest assured this will change after New Year. Wednesday’s Moon is likely to fill you with the desire to kick off your shoes and dance the night away, particularly for the unattached.