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


Planning ahead may be a virtue. But with your ruler Venus going retrograde on 4 March, you’ll find you’re in a reflective mood. This, unlike Mercury’s period of reverse motion, isn’t about errors. Rather, it’s about going within, reflection and rethinking your priorities. You could decide major changes are timely.


Being ruled by the diplomatic Venus, you’ve an instinctive understanding why it’s wise to play it cool. Be sociable but steer clear of potentially tricky matters, however uncomplicated they seem. Watch, wait and observe while February’s second eclipse, on Sunday the 26th, rearranges both existing plans and others’ objectives. After that, begin discussing future arrangements. However, you’ve so many options, you’ll want to take it slowly.


For you, life’s about playing it cool, that is, letting go of the past but, otherwise, waiting and watching. These instincts are so powerful the discovery the planets agree will merely be confirmation of your own powerful instincts. Challenging as saying farewell to familiar ways of living or working may be, you’re confident what’s coming is better. That’s true, and once dynamic Mars moves into Taurus on 10 March, you’ll not only know more, you’ll be ready and able to respond swiftly.

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.