Birthday Stars

It’s easy to say that being forthright is vital. But for you, as somebody born under the rulership of the gracious and tactful Venus, that variety of approach isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s worrying. Yet as you begin to adopt this uncharacteristically frank way of expressing your views, you’ll find that not only do others understand your ideas better, your own mind is clearer. Blend this with your usually charming nature. You’ll be amazed how well it works.

Sat 29 April - 2017



Sat 29 April - 2017


It’s worth bearing in mind that with others feeling unsure of their plans and, possibly, their long term priorities, any promises they make must be regarded as tentative. While things may work out as discussed, it’s just as likely changes in circumstances will trigger a rethink, and big-time changes in plans.


You already have a lot on your mind, so initially could brush off the ideas, offers or changes introduced by Wednesday’s Taurus New Moon. But then, this is as much about exploration as it is about the final outcome. Knowing that, you’ll be aware you’ll benefit from delving into what you don’t do or pursue as much as you do from your final choice.


As you begin April, you’re facing several potential changes. However, these seem pointless, so you battle them. Yet, gradually, events, discussions with others and your own reflection on potential changes make it clear they aren’t just wise, they’re necessary. These insights are helped by unexpected and often unsettling events. While jarring at the time, each leads to support, offers or, possibly, a breakthrough in your perspective. Whether it’s an encounter, discussion or unexpected experience, within days you’re exploring those changes, and with enthusiasm.

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.