By Georgia Nicols
All Signs: The Sun changes signs 12 times a year, and when it does, each of us feels a shift. For some, it’s a feeling that occurs within — more emotional or psychological. For others, it’s a shift in how they relate to everyone; and for yet others, it feels like an external influence. None of this is surprising when you consider the Sun is the energy source of our solar system. Read your sign to discover what change will take place for you in the next four weeks. We all know that change is inevitable; but don’t you think the best change is finding a handful of toonies in the sofa? Yeah, yeah; money is the root of all evil, but we all need roots!
Aries (March 21-April 19)
The Sun is now in your own sign giving you a chance to replenish and restore yourself for the rest of the year. It makes you focus on your world and your needs. Don’t worry. You’re not being self-centred or selfish; this is your chance to look at yourself and discover what you need. The Sun will also make you project yourself more forcefully onto the world. You’ll be PowerPoint on steroids! Actually, this is a good thing because you will be confident, focused and purposeful, which means you can accomplish a lot. Admittedly, you might come on too strong for others. Keep this in mind if you see the hair blowing back over their ears.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
For the next four weeks, the Sun is hiding in your chart. It’s offstage waiting to make its entrance when your birthday arrives. This means this the time to get in touch with your unconscious impulses and tendencies. There is the “public” you and the “private” you. If your public and private you are too far apart, it’s confusing for you and others. Meanwhile, your personal year is coming to an end. Why not give yourself a report card? How are you doing at the art of living? How should your new year (birthday to birthday) be different from this last year? In the next four weeks, define some goals with deadlines. Deadlines – that’s the kicker. They keep you honest.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
For the next four weeks, the Sun is in the part of your chart that deals with friends and groups, which is why you will be much more social! You might join a club. Friendships will play a more important role. Get out there and socialize! Be friendly. Attend meetings. (If you’re in the room, they can’t talk about you.) Establish who you really are with your friends. Because your idealism will be aroused, this is a good time to think about your hopes and dreams for the future. In fact, share your ideas with others to get their feedback because their feedback will help. “What? You want a pony and you want to be a ballerina? Get real, you’re 50! ”
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This is the only time all year when the Sun is at the top of your chart. It’s a cool influence because it symbolizes that almost magically, you are high viz. with bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. And you look attractive to them! Don’t question this. Just smile. Take all the credit. If you’re asked to assume increased responsibilities – accept! You will dazzle them. This is the power of the Sun. However, don’t fake anything. Don’t pretend you are anything that you’re not. Just go with the flow because people are impressed with who you actually are. You might have to deal with a parent more than usual. You’ll think a lot about your life direction.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Now you want to travel. You want to expand your world. You want to study and learn something new. You might take up a hobby or learn a new language. Many of you will explore religious, metaphysical and spiritual disciplines. A few of you might be involved with the law because this part of your chart where the Sun is relates to the law as well as medicine. Your desire to learn and study is not just curiosity. It’s because you will find the process of studying and learning to be satisfying. I think it was Julius Caesar who said, “Vini, vidi, velcro.” (“We came, we saw, we stuck around.”)
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
For the next four weeks, the Sun will be in the most intense, powerful part of your chart. Hence, you will feel intense and powerful, especially in your sex life. But you will also feel just as intense about shared property, inheritances, wills, taxes, debt and anything to do with how your wealth impacts others or how their wealth impacts you. But everything will be favourable. People will give you things – cash or gifts. Naturally, this period of time will be perfect to ask for a loan or a mortgage or to get the keys to your parent’s car or someone’s condo in Whistler. Try it! You’ll be surprised at how easy the world will open up to you.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
This is the only time all year when the Sun is opposite your sign. It lasts for four weeks. Because the Sun is your source of energy (symbolically in your chart) this means your energy will be low because the Sun is as far away from you as it gets all year. Therefore, you need more sleep. Be kind to yourself. Get more rest. This oppositional Sun will make you study your closest relationships more deeply. You will wonder if these relationships fulfil your needs and wants. But what about the flip? Do you fulfil their needs and wants? This window of time is a good time to consult experts, counsellors, astrologers and good friends for meaningful feedback. (Good friends are cheaper.)
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You are energized in the next four weeks because the Sun is in Aries, which is similar to Scorpio. Until Pluto was discovered in 1930, Mars was the ruler of both Aries and Scorpio. That’s why you will have abundant energy! You want to be productive! You want to be efficient! You want to be effective in everything you do – at work, at play and on a daily basis with your physical activities and health. What is certain, you will have to work according to the needs and wishes of others because you have to offer service to others. This doesn’t mean you have to be a doormat. You are never a doormat. It simply means that you will have to meet some obligations.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
It’s going to be fun city for your sign for the next four weeks because the Sun will be in a part of your chart that urges you to party, have a good time and socialize with others. In particular, you will want chances to express your creative talents. At the very least, you will enjoy musical performances, the theatre, movies, the arts and certainly sports events. You will also enjoy playful activities with children and you might focus more on your relationship with kids. Naturally, one of the things associated with fun and socializing is romance! Relationships should be fun in the next four weeks. New love might begin. It’s time to kick up your heels and just be who you are.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
The Sun will be at the bottom of your chart for the next four weeks, which means you will be more concerned with your private life, your home, your family and your inner world. This is why many of you will choose to be by yourself or cocoon at home. It doesn’t mean you’re being antisocial. You simply want time to reflect and time to relax in familiar surroundings. Many of you will take on redecorating projects. Family discussions will be important. You might tackle home repairs. This is because you will do whatever you can to create a solid base for yourself. George Burns said, “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You hit the pavement running this week because in the next four weeks, your daily pace will accelerate. You are busy with appointments, meetings, errands plus increased reading, writing and studying. Many will take short trips and devote more time to siblings, relatives and neighbours. You’re overbooked! But actually, you will like the pace because it feels right. Ironically, it’s also a good time to take a vacation if you can fit this in. Conversations with others will be lively and meaningful because you intend to speak your mind. Busy you! “I thought I was dancing until someone stepped on my hand.”
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
“Show me the money!” For the next four weeks, you are focused on money, cash flow, earnings and how to attract money into your life. Trust your moneymaking ideas. After all, you are motivated now, which means you are gearing up to this whole mental process of wondering about your earnings, and even your values in life. Fair Venus will attract moneymaking situations to you. Sweet! You will also spend money on beautiful things for yourself. In fact, this is the classic time to show something off that you bought or that you own. The bottom line is you want to have greater control over your life through your assets and your earnings.