All Signs

This week the Sun moves into Sagittarius for four weeks bringing a shift of focus for everyone. Physically the Sun affects our energy, our health and vigour. Psychologically, the Sun affects our drive and our ego. (Sometimes we're challenged to assert our rights, and sometimes we're ready to fight for our rights.) The Sun is always travelling through one of the 12 Houses in our chart, bringing into focus the issues that relate to that House. It's sort of like Newton's law of physics: A body in motion tends to remain in motion; whereas a body that is stationary tends to stay glued to the couch.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

The next month will be exciting because you will do everything possible to broaden your horizons through study and travel. You will seek out adventure and unfamiliar experiences. You will delight in meeting people from different backgrounds and other cultures. It will also be a great time to sign up for a course or start a new hobby because you want to do anything that will stimulate your intellect and teach you something new. You will be fascinated by profound discussions about religion, philosophy, metaphysics, astrology and politics. You want to be smart; and you want to feel smart; and you want to look smart! Yeah!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

In the next month, you have a strong desire to experience life on a feeling level - the nitty-gritty truth. The intellectual understanding of things won't be enough. Sex and physical intimacy will be intense; but you will be equally intense about psychological self inquiry and soul-searching. Einstein said, "Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you." At another level, you will focus more on financial matters, especially the finances, wealth and assets of others or how you share things with others, like jointly-held property, inheritances, insurance, mortgages, taxes and debt. One reason you're focused on money is you're planning a vacation. Packing tropical?

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is the only time all year when the Sun is opposite your sign, which means it's as far away from you as it gets all year. Since the Sun is your source of energy, this means you will be exhausted and will need more sleep. Factoid. Respect your need for more rest by taking naps and going to bed earlier. Venus and Mars will continue to bring party opportunities your way, which in turn, will be fun but exhausting. Once again - more sleep! This oppositional Sun will also give you a chance to learn more about yourself through your closest relationships. You will see that for your own good, you must be as beneficial to your partner as he or she is to you.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

You'll be keen to get better organized in the next month because you want to manage your life more efficiently. You want to arrange duties and tasks so they flow easily and you feel good about what you do. You will refine your techniques because you want the most bang for your buck in terms of your energy output. This desire for an improved way of doing things will be expressed in your desire for better health as well. You have a strong interest in food and cooking, which is why you might change your dietary habits. You might also introduce a new exercise regime in your life. Maybe it's time to stop eating cold Chinese take-out for breakfast?

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

All Leos have a playful month ahead! This will be a happy time because you will grab the freedom to express yourself any way you want. For starters, you want to get out and have a good time! You will feel lighter about life! You'll enjoy playful times with children, as well as romantic dates and social diversions. Get dressed up and go out in full dazzle because this is the one time of year where you can really be yourself. Venus and Mars will make you charming and direct in all your communications with others. What you want are moments of veja du: That's the feeling that this is never happened to you before. Wheee!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Home, family and your private life will be your primary focus in the next four weeks. In part, this is because many of you will tackle home repairs at this time. In addition, family discussions will be significant. This makes sense because in the coming year, your focus is primarily about securing a home base for yourself and establishing a firm anchor in life. You need something for yourself and your family that you can rely on. Meanwhile, you're working hard to earn money and enjoying purchases of beautiful things, perhaps for your home? It all comes together. Home is where the art is. (When the smoke alarm goes off, dinner's ready!)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Your daily pace will begin to accelerate now because in the next four weeks, you will be busy with a jam-packed schedule! Short trips, increased reading and writing, visits, mucho errands plus conversations with everyone will keep you off your heels. Lately, you have been enjoying buying clothes for yourself, and you will continue doing this because it's fun! That's because both Venus and Mars are in your sign making you proactive about being more attractive. "I look fabulous." Libra is the sign that rules haute couture, which is another way of saying you like clothes and you like looking good. (Are those pants Ultrasuede?)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

When the Sun changes signs on Sunday, the 22nd, you will start to think about money, cash flow and earnings in the coming month. Your thoughts will be more than just, "Where's the money?" You will seek ways to have greater control over your life through what you own. You also want greater happiness in general by handling your money more wisely. This will be your goal. That's because the Sun will make you reflect upon your values; as well as your relationship to the resources in your life and how they serve your needs. You might also be pleased with a new purchase or gift and want to show something off.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Happy Birthday! The Sun is now in your sign for the next four weeks, which is the only time all year this happens. Whenever the Sun is in your sign, it recharges your batteries for the rest of the year. It makes you want to express yourself to others, which you will do with more force than usual. In fact, you make a great impression on others at this time, which is one reason you will notice that others are attracted to you. It's all good! Meanwhile, Mars and Venus will hype your popularity. You will enjoy socializing with others, especially creative, artistic types. You might also be in competition (physically) with someone. Expect a fun, busy month ahead, with you leading the pack.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Two opposite energies are now at play. One makes you want to withdraw from the busyness of the world. It makes you seek out solitude, which is actually appropriate because since your personal year is coming to an end, you need to think about your goals for your new year. How do you want your new year to be different from this last year? Ideas? Be specific. Make goals with deadlines. So yes, you will need solitude to do some navel gazing. The opposite influence is that Venus and Mars, at the top of your chart, are cranking up your ambition and giving you opportunities to schmooze and make a great impression on everyone, especially bosses. In fact, this impression might be quite cozy, if you get my drift. Hmmm.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You're popular! Everyone wants to see your face in the next month. Enjoy spending time with friends, colleagues, groups, clubs and associations. This is an excellent month to sit down with others and share your ideas and goals for the future. Not only can you build upon each other's ideas, but if you share your dreams for the future with others, their feedback will help you. This is also a good time to study your friends because they are a reflection of who you are. And remember, your friends influence you! Meanwhile, travel for pleasure appeals majorly. In addition, expect to explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law. No bout adout it, you're going places!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

For the next four weeks, the Sun will be at high noon in your chart, shining down on you, putting you in a very flattering light. That's why others, especially bosses, will be so impressed with you! This is also why someone will ask you to take on increased responsibilities and do a special job for them. Don't worry because whatever you do - you will please everyone because good lighting is everything! This is also the time of year when you ponder your life direction, and also the reputation that you have with your peers. This is serious stuff. Meanwhile, expect a sexy month because you feel passionate! Romance will be sweet and memorable. Plus, gifts, goodies and favours from others will come your way! Not too shabby.