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Aries: (March 21 to April 20)
Your career area, setting new goals and recognized achievements are the focus for this month. After the 1st, it is a time of personal changes and existing matters are often resolved. Following the 2nd, you change your old ways so that people see you in a new light. You also want to free yourself from limitations that are no longer acceptable as you move forward.
Taurus: (April 21 to May 20)
Universal mysteries, philosophy on life and foreign cultures are the interests for this month. Following the 1st, you make changes in the ways that you communicate with others. After the 2nd, you may begin to resolve problems that have occurred over the last few months. You not only want success on a material level, but you also examine yourself on a spiritual level.
Gemini: (May 21 to June 20)
Spiritual appreciation, shared resources and breaking old habits are favored for this month. After the 1st, you examine your spending and saving habits and make minor changes. Following the 2nd, new friends will come into your life who share their ideals, but even old friends will introduce you to new groups and experiences to enhance your life.
Cancer: (June 21 to July 22)
Forming relationships, a cooperative approach and being with others are highlighted for this month. Following the 1st, you want to change your image that you project to others. After the 2nd, if your career area or equivalent has become stagnant, you may look for changes. This can be a time of new opportunities and when you set long-term goals or directions.
Leo: (July 23 to August 22)
Maintaining your well-being, serving others and learning efficiency are explored for this month. After the 1st, you look for answers in your life on a deep and spiritual level. Following the 2nd, you are exposed to ideas and information that may change your viewpoint or beliefs. You reconsider a workshop or formal classes to gain new knowledge.
Virgo: (August 23 to September 22)
Joys of life, expressing oneself and development of gifts are the focus for this month. Following the 1st, you examine your recent achievements and may change your long-term goals. After the 2nd, this is a time when joint finances or assets can be affected, so use care when making such decisions. Your interest will increase in the occult and new-age teachings.
Libra: (September 23 to October 22)
Family activity, domestic interests and searching for oneself are important for this month. After the 1st, you make subtle changes in your career area or the equivalent. Following the 2nd, you are now able to communicate more clearly in your one-to-one relationships. They are trying to teach you about yourself and whether or not they require minor changes.
Scorpio: (October 23 to November 21)
Pursuing your education, routine activities and community events are enjoyed for this month. Following the 1st, you have a renewed interest in workshops or formal classes. After the 2nd, you want both mental and physical efficiency. You may begin a new diet or exercise program for your health and begin a course to increase your work abilities or skills.
Sagittarius: (November 22 to December 21)
Expanding your resources, use of assets and material rewards are examined for this month. After the 1st, it can be a time to begin a new budget and to rethink your shared assets. Following the 2nd, you want to experiment with life and experience new things. They can involve romantic relationships, creative hobbies or relaxing and just having fun.
Capricorn: (December 22 to January 19)
Your approach to life, discovering oneself and image projection are the focus for this month. Following the 1st, you may have to compromise in a one-to-one partnership. After the 2nd, you are becoming more adaptable and accepting new ideas in your personal life. You make subtle changes in your personal life and existing problems are resolved.
Aquarius: (January 20 to February 18)
Discovering yourself, working for the needy and spiritual resources are highlighted for this month. After the 1st, you want to increase your work skills and your body’s care. Following the 2nd, your attitudes are changing as you look at life in a new way. You become more interested in your everyday environment, neighbors and possible mental pursuits.
Pisces: (February 19 to March 20)
Hopes and wishes, sharing with friends and group projects are enjoyed for this month. Following the 1st, you want to take more time to relax and be involved in a creative hobby. After the 2nd, your financial situation begins to ease or settle down. You may decide to change your line of work or even seek a different job. Keep open to new opportunities.
Arlene Deangelus is an author, astrologer and para-consultant and has studied and worked with astrology for more than 35 years.