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Aries: (March 21 to April 20)
Romance and the ways that you have fun are the focus this month. You spend enjoyable hours with children and loved ones. Creative projects are inviting. Group interests and humanitarian causes gain your attention and you become involved with others who have the same desires. You examine your goals and directions and make desired changes.
Taurus: (April 21 to May 20)
Family and domestic matters are highlighted this month. This is a time you can resolve outstanding issues and situations to everyone’s satisfaction. You rethink your directions in regard to business and career undertakings, or the equivalent. Others may not be very cooperative at this time. Try to balance your home and career
Gemini : (May 21 to June 20)
Intellectual pursuits and everyday environment are activated this month. You may become involved in neighborhood projects. You make a decision to attend a class or workshop. Your interest turns to such subjects as the law, religion and foreign cultures. You are expanding your horizons and perspective on life. Reread all communications.
Cancer: (June 21 to July 22)
Financial security and personal assets are the focus for this month. You rethink your spending and saving habits and begin a new budget. You also review your shared assets and settle any old debts. This is the time to use caution in all financial transactions. If an investment seems too good to be true, it probably is. Trust your intuition.
Leo: (July 23 to August 22)
Personal needs and self-awareness have your attentions this month. If you need to sell an idea to others, now is the time. This is your month to ‘shine’ and you express yourself clearly. Be prepared for opposing points of view in one-to-one relationships. You may have to cooperate or compromise with a partner in order to keep on good terms.
Virgo: (August 23 to September 22)
Serenity and spiritual attunement are important this month. You look for ways to fulfill your inner child. A weekend retreat is inviting or you work on a project from behind-the-scenes. Co-workers tend to be less cooperative during this month. This is also the time to keep personal matters to yourself and separate from your work.
Libra: (September 23 to October 22)
Social groups and humanitarian causes gain your attention this month. You want to become involved with others who feel the same as you. You begin to change some of your future goals in life. Loved ones and children may need your support or assistance. it is important to remain flexible. if you need to reschedule dates or appointments.
Scorpio: (October 23 to November 21)
Career and professional matters, or the equivalent, are highlighted this month. If you have completed a well-done job, this is the time to receive recognition. There can also be changes in your personal affairs and home life. Domestic situations can now be resolved satisfactorily for all involved. Balance your duties between career and home.
Sagittarius: (November 22 to December 21)
Intellectual and spiritual studies will fill your time this month. You look for wisdom as you explore such subjects as the law, philosophy and religion. Review all communications whether written or oral and reread contracts carefully before signing. Re-confirm all travel reservations. This is a time for taking a class or attending a lecture.
Capricorn: (December 22 to January 19)
Shared resources and assets are favored this month. Reach an agreement with others regarding these shared assets and property. Personal finances are also activated and you review your saving and spending habits and make what changes you feel are necessary. Having your financial affairs in order gives you a sense of financial security.
Aquarius: (January 20 to February 18)
One-to-one relationships, both business and personal, are the strengths for this month. You share more time with these special partnerships and they bring you much joy. You look for subtle ways to change your appearance and personal expression. This is a time to avoid confrontation with a partner. Learn to compromise, if necessary.
Pisces: (February 19 to March 20)
Cooperation from co-workers and in work situations greatly improve this month. You look for efficiency on both a performance and physical level. There is a renewed interest in your health care and you consider a new diet or exercise program. Do not assume another’s responsibilities in a work environment as he or she may take advantage of you.
Arlene is an author, astrologer and para-consultant and has studied and worked with astrology for more than 35 years.