All Signs

Next weekend (Saturday the 18th) we have the only New Moon in Aries all year. It's good to know that from the New Moon until the Full Moon is a preferred time to begin new ventures. Furthermore, the 48 hours of the actual New Moon, is the best time to make resolutions. Why not be the best that we can be? Why not strive to make our situation the best it can be? Everything in life begins with a thought. Consider: From the thought, springs the word; and from the word, springs the deed. Then the deed becomes habit; and habit eventually hardens into character. This is why we are our thoughts. Hmmm, I think I'll have a BLT with mayo. 500 calories. A minute on the lips is a lifetime on the hips. Gulp, I am my thoughts!

Aries (March 21-April 19)

This is a powerful time because the Sun is in your sign. On Saturday, the only New Moon in your sign will occur. This is the perfect time to think about your future, especially the next 12 months. Right now, you're in a time of preparation. You're honing your skills for a time of harvest in 2018. Meanwhile, this is your birthday month, and this week, you have the only New Moon in your sign all year, which is the perfect time to define the goals you want to achieve in the coming year. Don't be hazy. The more detailed you are about what you want in your life - the more likely it will come true. Lily Tomlin said, "I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific."

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

The stars have mixed messages for you this week because in one way, you're playing it low key. You're hiding or working behind the scenes. (Don't hesitate to do this because that is the energy of this month for you.) Nevertheless, with Mercury and Mars in your sign, you're keen to talk and socialize. This week in particular, Mars gets a boost from Jupiter, which makes you eager, even reckless. You might think something is too good to be true and you have to act on it. But be careful. Things might look better than they are. Having said that, the truth is this will be a week of successful and energetic activity.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a popular time for you! Everyone wants to see your face; your dance card is full. Enjoy the company of others. However, do share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone because their feedback will help you. Truly. The New Moon late this week is the best New Moon of the year to think about friendships. Friends are important. Not only are they psychological, emotional and practical sources of comfort and support - they influence you as well. Yup, "lie down with dogs and get up with fleas." Brutal. but you get the picture. Meanwhile, private, behind-the-scenes plans will blossom successfully - you can count on it!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This is the only New Moon all year (on Saturday) that takes place at the top of your chart. That means the next weekend is the perfect time to make some serious goals about your life direction. For starters, are you going in the direction you want to go? Are your goals your goals, or are they the goals of someone else? Give this some thought this week and by Saturday, sketch out a game plan for yourself for the next five years. Where do you want to be five years from now? This week, physical activity with others, especially groups, will turn your crank. You might join in athletic sports with others or you might compete with someone. Go team!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your ambition is aroused now; and this week in particular, you have lots of energy to make your pitch and go after what you want. Naturally, you won't do things in baby steps - Leos never do. It's either the whole enchilada or nothing at all. Meanwhile the New Moon at the end of the week is the perfect time for you to think about what further training or education you can get that would enrich your life or improve your job. And if it's not training - what about travel? This is just as educational. And more fun! Others might explore new opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law. These are happening times, my friend.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Travel plans or anything connected with higher education and training, or possibly, publishing, the media, medicine and the law are exciting. Whatever you have cooking - you're going to give it your all. You might even be in competition with someone. Regardless - success in these areas looks promising. Meanwhile, back at the bank, the New Moon at the end of this week is the perfect time for you to make resolutions about getting out of debt and dealing with loose ends regarding shared property, taxes, debt and all that good stuff. Meanwhile, Venus at the top of your chart sweetens all your dealings with authority figures. Ka-ching!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Take naps. You need more sleep. The Sun, your source of energy, is now as far away from you as it gets all year. Likewise, the New Moon at the end of the week is also the only New Moon all year opposite your sign. This means this weekend (Saturday 18th) is the best time for you to think about how to improve your closest relationships. How can you be a better friend or partner to others? Harmony in relationships is important to you. Coincidentally, your encounters with others are powerful this week. Someone might make you change your plans. You might be forced to re-examine your position. Be careful how you handle your debt, taxes and shared property. Protect yourself.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You have energy to work now because you want to be better organized. How fitting that at the same time, the New Moon at the end of the week offers you a chance to make some resolutions about your job, and how you can do your job better - or perhaps, get a better job? Likewise, you will be keen to begin any regime that helps you to improve your health. Explore a plan that you can put into action. Mars is opposite your sign now, which makes most relationships contentious. (Ouch.) In fact, someone might be just too much to handle. (And that's saying a lot for a Scorpio.) Fortunately, romance is sweet and others are generous to you now. "Take the Money and Run." (Gotta love Steve Miller.)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

This continues to be a fun-loving time for Sagittarius. Romantic opportunities can blossom and existing relationships are cozy. Sports events and fun times with kids will be rewarding. The New Moon at the end of the week is your chance to ask yourself if you have the right balance between work and play. Do you give yourself a chance to express your creative talents? We all need the right balance in life - too much either way and you walk funny. Despite all your opportunities to play, as usual, you have just as many opportunities to work hard. Fear not; this week, you will succeed at whatever you want to pull off at work.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The New Moon at the end of the week is the best time all year for you to make serious resolutions about how to improve your home so that it runs more smoothly. You want to like being there. You can also see how to improve your relationships with family members. Family, security, and your home are important to you. Why not choose the best time all year to make resolutions about these important areas? Meanwhile, this is a playful, sexy, romantic fun-filled week! Make the most of this as well. Physical, competitive sports will rev your engines. Parents will also be involved with their kids' athletic activities, especially competitive team sports.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

There's a lot taking place at home and within your family this week. At one level, you might be busy with renovations, repairs or redecorating projects because something is creating chaos. Others might be overwhelmed by visiting guests. And yet others are forced to deal with heavy-duty family drama. Whatever it is - it's excessive. But know this: You can turn things to your favour. You can make it all work. Meanwhile, the New Moon at the end of the week is a lovely opportunity to examine your own style of communicating to others. Do you really listen? Do you really care? (Of course, you think you do.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a buy week! Energy around you will promote short trips, errands and much to-ing and fro-ing. This same energy will help some of you to write, study, teach, act and edit because your mind will be alive, energetic and optimistic. Your great strength this week is your mental strength. Use this to convince teach, propose, suggest and persuade others to your way of thinking. No one will resist your winning words. Take time to tweak where you live to make it look more attractive. You will love to entertain at home as well. But mostly, use your intellectual energy to make plans and get things done. "I'm on a mission!"