All Signs

Life is easier this week. It is the gentle settling from the petty squabbling and frustrations of last week. It has been difficult because even when we know we are on an ego trip, it's hard to stop because strong feelings and emotions overtake us. And when we are in the grip of our emotions, it seems that logic and common sense just go out the window! (I've tried closing them but it doesn't help. Just like I tried to childproof the house but the kids keep getting in.) Being mature is the only recourse but mature sounds boring for some reason. I think if I had to describe myself in three words, my answer would be "lazy."

Aries (March 21-April 19)

A quick recap of where you are right now is you are entering a fun-filled, romantic, creative month ahead! Accept invitations to party as well as to express your creative talents. Enjoy playful times with children. Continue to look for ways to improve your job or get a better job because you can still do this. Your sex drive is high. Disputes about financial matters and inheritances are still going on. Remember that you are approaching a career peak in a few years, which means you should start to get performance ready for this. This will be the culmination of the trajectory you began around 2010.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your focus on home and family continues to be strong. Family gatherings are likely because you are entertaining at home. You are also focused on home repairs and redecorating. Meanwhile, opportunities for vacations and fun still abound! Grab every chance for a big or little vacation because by next year, you will be working hard. Yes, make hay while the Sun shines! Do be patient with partners and close friends even though they are annoying. Stress of this magnitude will be gone in August, and won't return for several years. Since 1999, you have reinvented yourself and you know this. And since 2012, you have been more influential in a public way. Now it's time to stand on your own two feet.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You're entering a busy, fast-paced month full of short trips, errands and conversations with others. You will enjoy this because you're eager to enlighten people about something. In fact, the next four weeks are excellent for writers, teachers, actors and salespeople. Continue to make home improvements because these will benefit you now and in the future. Your biggest challenge is with partners and close friends because you're in a window of time where some relationships will end. Naturally, solid relationships will endure - relax. (Relationships are like algebra: You look at your X and wonder Y.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Earnings and financial matters continue to be your focus for the next few weeks. Trust your moneymaking ideas because you can boost your income or make money on the side. Many of you will buy beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. In part, this is because you feel playful, which is why you are devoting energy to fun events. At this time in your life, you have to work hard whether at a formal job or just the task of living because you are being tested. It is what it is. Since 2003, you have been on a journey that will bring you recognition in 2018. Nonetheless, don't confuse your career with your life.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is your powerful time! The Sun, Mercury and Venus are all in your sign making you diplomatic, charismatic and charming! This is a good thing because tension on the home front is present due to residential moves, visiting relatives or some kind of increased pressure. (American women know their place is in the house - and in the Senate.) Children are an increased responsibility for many at this time. This is also a time where you are really trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up - no matter how old you are. (And if you're creative - and you are - it's never too late to have a happy childhood!)

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Because your birthday is a month away, you are waiting in the wings. But this doesn't mean you should stand there getting dusty. Au contraire! Use the next few weeks to plan what you want your new year to be all about. Make goals with deadlines. Smart goals are: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound. Dumb goals are dreary, unimportant, mind-numbing and boring. Your primary goal right now is to establish a home base that you could rely on - something that is your refuge. Since lucky Jupiter is still in your sign, you are fortunate. Make use of this! Do something good for yourself. Strive to be the best you can be. (Yeah, yeah, exhausting to think about.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

This is a popular time! Not only are you active with clubs, groups and associations, you are also enjoying the company of creative people as well as younger friends. You can benefit from these interactions by sharing your hopes for the future with others to get their feedback. This feedback could be helpful. It's easy to work hard to earn money now because you are also enjoying spending it. (You love beautiful things.) Since 2010, you have been on a new path that could lead to a residential move or job change before 2018. (Some of you already have made these changes.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You are high energy now with fiery Mars in your sign. Mars will stay there until August so make the most of this! It's probably wise to do physical sports to blow off some of this extra steam. People notice you now with the Sun at the top of your chart and they see you in flattering terms. Since this will last for about a month, use it to your advantage. Mercury and Venus are also at the top of your chart paving way for easy-going relations and conversations with bosses and VIPs. Jupiter continues to boost your popularity; while Saturn makes you think about your basic values in life: i.e. what really matters. This is a strong time for you!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

If you can possibly travel, do so because three planets now urge you to break free of boundaries and broaden your horizons. Travel for pleasure! Travel to learn! Romance with someone from another culture or a different country might blossom. Even work-related travel is possible because your ruler Jupiter is high in your chart boosting your reputation with bosses. Many things are happening since you had to give up so much during since 2011 to 2015 - and now you are on a new trajectory. This means you are starting to redefine who you are in the world. C. S. Lewis, a freedom-loving Sagittarius who married for the first time at age 58 said, "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

In the next several weeks, you will benefit from the wealth and resources of others, which means it's a good time to ask for favours, or to borrow something, including a loan or a mortgage from a bank or a financial institution. It's also a passionate time for intimate relationships. Meanwhile, opportunities for further learning or training as well as travel continue to bless you. Take advantage of these! Physical competition with someone, especially in a group situation is likely. You are a perfectionist and will rise to this challenge! But in the bigger picture, ever since last year, you have started to downsize and simplify your life by getting rid of possessions and anything and anyone that is no longer relevant in your life.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is an excellent time because your relations with others are so smooth. The only downside is you need more sleep in the next few weeks. (Small wonder, with fiery Mars at the top of your chart igniting your ambition!) One of the biggest challenges that you face now is trying to discover a happy balance between meeting and pleasing the demands of others (in part due to your own success); and yet, at the same time, meeting and pleasing your own personal demands and doing what you need to do for yourself. It's important that you don't sell out to others because you will feel resentful. And yet, you have to respond to the responsibilities of these relationships. Find that balance.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

One of the reasons this is such a positive time for your sign is this is a fabulous time for partnerships and close friendships. As I mentioned before, this is the best year to get married in over a decade for Pisces people. In the next few weeks, your strongest focus is on work and relating to coworkers; and this is equally positive! Some of you will also be enthusiastic about improving your health and buffing your bod. From now until early August, the urge to travel and explore more of the world will be strong. This same influence will encourage many of you to sign up for courses, go back to school, as well as explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law. Quite literally - you're going places!