Birthday Stars

As a Leo and a fire sign, you quite rightly pride yourself on your commitment to what and who matters most in life, and to your willingness to stand up for these. Consequently, you’ll be cautious about the sudden and, often, tempting ideas or offers coming your way, especially as they’re still taking form. Despite that, and the patience required, these are the beginning of a rewarding new cycle. Say yes. You won’t regret it.

Sun 20 August - 2017



Sun 20 August - 2017


If ever there was a time to take things in stages, it’s now. Not only are August’s two eclipses triggering changes in even longstanding arrangements, the circumstances of others are forcing them to rethink their role, too. Disruptive as this is in the short term, many of these changes were long overdue.


Because you plan carefully, what you organise usually proceeds as anticipated. By now, however, you’ve learnt to expect the unexpected. August’s two eclipses, on the 7th and this Monday, are triggering sudden changes for everybody, so this is no surprise. Some are merely annoying, others unsettling. Ironically, what seems disruptive now will lead to breakthroughs in certain rather fixed matters, although not in the form you’ve anticipated.


Initially it will seem certain individuals are tinkering with longstanding arrangements or organisations have altered the way things are done, often overnight. But with August’s two eclipses, on the 7th and 21st, shaking things up, in the circumstances and the world around you, changes are inevitable and will be sudden. Yet they’ll also enable you to alter, if not rid yourself of, unrewarding situations, even those that seemed unending. Worrying as some developments seem initially, be patient. They’re clearing obstacles for timely developments.

Year to come

Taurus April 19 – May 19
In late 2016 you began a cycle that’s about both looking at life and approaching your work or everyday life differently, often in ways you’d never conceived possible. As 2017 begins, you apply what you’ve learnt, making changes and exploring offers that, only recently, you’d never have considered. This inquisitive mood continues until mid-year, by which time you’ve encountered intriguing ideas and met fascinating people. By then you’ll also have realised this isn’t about making a single lasting plan or arrangement but, rather, about allowing these, and your life, to grow, prosper and change. You’re soon embracing ideas you’d once have regarded as, quite simply, ‘not you’.
Love and Relationships
Sometimes difficulties are actually an invitation to talk, explore issues and learn about yourself and others in the process. That’s exactly what you’ll experience, especially between March and May. The more open you are, the closer you’ll be with those who matter most.
Finances and Work
Tempting as it is to hold back from committing to changes you’re unsure about or new arrangements, during this unsettled year you’d wait a long time. Instead get involved, but in a way that gives you flexibility. Then let experience be both your guide and teacher.
Health and Well Being
This year’s demanding but exciting activities could mean you forget to look after yourself, especially on the fitness front. Don’t wait until you’re feeling creaky to do something about it. Bear in mind, however, salsa dancing can be as good for you as a workout at the gym.