Birthday Stars

While the New Moon influences everybody, and brings a fresh perspective on life itself, the fact it takes place on your birthday and is in Aries marks this as a turning point. You may already be considering saying farewell to certain elements of your life. Or, perhaps, breaking away from predictable activities or alliances. The trick is to maintain the foundations of your existing life while considering exactly which change you’ll be making.

Tue 28 March - 2017



Tue 28 March - 2017


Few things annoy you more than those who enthusiastically discuss making unsettling changes, but ignore their practical impact. Yet, the fact is, with things moving so swiftly, there really isn’t much information available on these matters. That being the case, you’re better off plunging in, and allowing experience to be your guide.


You’re wishing you could make, and stick with, a single plan. But with your ruler Venus retrograde, and triggering analysis of past arrangements and questions about ongoing plans, issues you regarded as minor could prove unexpectedly revealing. Delve into these. The resulting insights will draw your attention to ideas you’ve previously dismissed as being boring or not your thing. Now they might be perfect.


After months of enforced or unwelcome changes, or living with decisions made by others, Mars, the planet of action, courage and ego, moves into Taurus on 10 March, triggering an exciting if challenging cycle. This lasts until mid-April, and you’ll rethink, then substantially rearrange, many elements of your life, from practical and personal to romantic and professional. This much growth is rare, so it’s worth taking what seem chances. While you can always change your mind later, it’s unlikely you’ll want to.

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.