Birthday Stars

The last thing that interests you is conducting an extensive edit of elements of your life, at home, out in the world, at work or in close alliances. Yet with the thorough and practical Saturn dominating the crucial midheaven angle of your birthday chart, you’ve no choice. Much as you dread this, once you begin, you’ll not only enjoy the process, you’ll realise you’re finally in a position to rid yourself of certain increasingly burdensome activities and arrangements.

Fri 24 February - 2017



Fri 24 February - 2017


No sign is better at making plans, exploring every option and considering what will work and what won’t. However, even you, at your canniest, couldn’t possibly anticipate the changes triggered by the combination of this weekend’s eclipse and the coming week’s exciting, if unsettling, planetary activity. You’re in for a surprise.


Sometimes obstacles are exactly that, a misunderstanding or situation to be overcome. However, those you’re currently facing, which are indicated by the hot-headed Mars’s clash with your ruler Pluto, are about being forthright about issues yet staying calm and, most of all, considering the possibility you could be in the wrong. Initially that will be hugely difficult. Still, once you do, miracles are possible.


During late December and January you were faced with difficult decisions. Looking back on these, you’re realising they forced you to let go of existing arrangements or future plans that were devouring your energy, money or spirits and giving little in return. Hopefully, you’ve put them behind you, so can now focus on exciting but perplexing ideas or offers. These are so new you’re short of facts. Yet your instincts rightly tell you that, unfamiliar as they seem, they’re exactly what you need.

Year to come

Scorpio October 23 – November 21
Diverse as the situations you face during 2017 seem, they’re all about eliminating potentially restrictive habits, attitudes or ways of thinking. So the events triggered by eclipses in February and August may seem disruptive but, actually, they’re encouraging you to broaden your horizons. It’s the same with tensions in usually harmonious relationships, personal or professional. This is preparing you for Jupiter’s move into Scorpio, on 10 October, for a year’s stay. This period is about sheer good fortune, but often the variety that results from broadening your horizons. And this requires being inquisitive. Develop the habit as 2017 begins, and you’ll be ahead of the game.
Love and Relationships
Although your instincts say the unsettled events you’re experiencing are hugely promising, you long for reassurance. However, because this unsettled year also influences others, they’ll need you, too. The solution? Create a mutual support system. It will be surprisingly easy and work brilliantly.
Finances and Work
Inevitably, cycles of growth, even if it’s welcome, are costly, and not just in terms of money. Time, energy and even relationships can suffer. Acknowledge that to yourself and, where appropriate, explain it to others and, amazingly, all will be well.
Health and Well Being
During periods of change, you tend to hold your breath, both literally and metaphorically, until things are settled. But this goes on all year, which means it’s time to take up some form of relaxing exercise and, possibly, a practice that will calm your mind as well.