All Signs: We’re now into the second half of the year. How fitting there’s a New Moon on Thursday because a New Moon is an opportunity to set goals. (Oh yes!) I read once that goals are like the rudder on a boat because they determine the direction you go. Of course, you have to put your oars in the water because effort is the cause of all accomplishment. And effort is the part that’s daunting. But hey, even if you don’t have a goal (other than to stay alive in relative comfort) – read your sign to see where you can put your effort this week to get the best results. In the meantime, always yield to temptation because it may not pass your way again.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This week things will go well at work for you. There will be a few surprises and opportunities. You might boost your income. Expect some praise because you’ll be productive. This is also an excellent week for your health. You might explore some kind of alternative approach that is either ancient or modern but something you want to try. Meanwhile, where you need to put your effort this week is into everything related to family and home. You can’t ignore this. Discussions with a parent will be significant. This domestic emphasis also includes real-estate opportunities. Exciting!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
This is a playful, fun-loving week! A surprise invitation to a fun get-together or a sports event or the arts will come your way. Romance is promising! Your lover might surprise you. Others will meet someone new who is unusual and of an age difference. Family discussions and home repairs continue. However, where you want to put your efforts this week is being aware of and available to others. Observe how you communicate, especially to siblings and daily contacts. Are you in touch? Do you listen? Are you open to new ideas and learning new things? If your bread is stale – make toast!
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Life will flow nicely at home and dealing with family, especially someone older. You might have an important discussion about shared finances or shared possessions. If so, this discussion will be practical and productive. Because you might spontaneously entertain — stock the fridge. It’s a fast-paced week with short trips, errands and conversations. However, this week where you should put your effort is related to your wealth and your assets. Does something you own need your care and attention? Do you want to make a major purchase? Can you boost your income? Do you handle your money wisely?
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You’re charming and diplomatic this week, especially talking to someone older. Someone will seek out your advice. (It will please you to learn how much someone cares about you.) An unexpected short trip is likely. You might also be delighted with your surroundings for some reason. Trust your moneymaking ideas this week because they are solid. In the bigger picture, where you want to put your effort, is into you. Yes, you. Take a realistic look in the mirror. How can you improve your image? Different hair? Something new to wear? Ideas? You’re not being indulgent. Now is the time because the New Moon is in your sign, and it’s the only one all year! Act on it.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Your finances are look favorable this week. You’re taking a long-range view to secure your future. Something unexpected might impact your cash flow – hopefully positive. It might even be an original idea to make money. You are keen to talk to someone this week because you have something to say, which is hardly surprising with Mercury in your sign. However, in terms of the New Moon and the opportunities it offers, you will reap great benefits if you focus on your inner world and your spiritual life. This is something private that you will do. Others may or may not notice it. What do you think about when you’re lying in bed in the dark?
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
This is a pleasant week because fair Venus is in your sign giving you a strong desire to relate to others. You feel warm and friendly to everyone and you want to have a good time! It’s a great week to take a vacation because you rank pleasure above work. Incidentally, it’s also the perfect time to buy wardrobe goodies. (Check my Moon Alert on my daily column before you spend your money.) You are fortunate because Venus energizes your social skills at the very time when the New Moon urges you to focus your effort in developing and nurturing friendships, as well as your relationships with clubs and organizations. You can’t lose!
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You will enjoy your own solitude this week. (You frequently socialize like mad and then need a day in your robe to recuperate.) You might enjoy meditation, study or any quiet contemplation. This is an excellent time to examine your ideals and figure out whether they serve you or not. You might wonder about your relationship to a group? You might also be more involved with younger people. But in the bigger picture, where you need to put your effort this week is to scrutinize your relationship with bosses, parents, teachers or the police. How do you react to authority? Are you happy with your relationship with parents and bosses? In fact, are you happy with your life direction?
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
This is a social week for you! You’re eager to schmooze with others, especially creative, artistic people. You will enjoy your interactions with clubs and groups. Mercury at the top of your chart encourages you to think about your professional life and your reputation among your peers. This is an excellent time to talk to bosses and parents. However, where you want to really put your effort this week is into doing anything that will expand your world and your experience of life! Take a course. Listen to a lecture. Read, study and talk to people from different backgrounds. Grab every chance to travel because you’re hungry to learn! (“If you think education is expensive – try ignorance.”)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Your relationship with bosses and parents is smooth this week because you will impress people in authority. (You can use this to your advantage.) Regardless of what you do for a living, someone is going to ask you for your creative input on artistic matters like design, layout, redecorating, landscape architecture or gardening. Something. You might also develop a love relationship with someone older or more established. You’re keen to learn this week but as mentioned in All Signs above the area where you want to really make your effort is related to financial matters concerning your partner’s wealth. Or it might involve shared finances and the “shared” wealth you have with credit cards, insurance, taxes, debt and inheritances. This needs your attention.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Grab every chance to get outta Dodge this week because you will love to travel for pleasure. You will also appreciate the arts, which is why you will enjoy visits to museums, gorgeous boutiques, architectural buildings and parks. People who are different and exotic will appeal, especially if they can teach you something. All is not fun and games because you are also focused on matters related to inheritances, shared property and the wealth of your partner. In fact, this closes in on the very area where you must put your best effort – namely, focusing on your closest friendships and partnerships. Remember: In a successful relationship, you are as good for your partner as he or she is for you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Keep your pockets open because the world will be generous to you this week! Gifts, goodies and favours from others will come your way. This same influence will make it easier for you to get a loan or mortgage or to borrow something or ask a favour of someone. Romance will be sweet and passionate! With Mercury opposite your sign, you will have meaningful conversations with close friends and partners. Yada, yada, yada. Nevertheless, where you will be wise to put strong effort is into your job and into any task you set for yourself this week. Not only must you evaluate how you do your job and why you do your job; likewise, you should scrutinize your health. Are you taking care of yourself? Do you eat well? Enough sleep? Think about this.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Relations with close friends and partners are caring and friendly because fair Venus is opposite your sign this week. Because this is one of the best positions of Venus for all relationships – love, platonic and even enemies – this is the perfect time to mend broken fences. At work, you will roll up your sleeves and be practical and hands-on. You will also be keen to talk to everyone to establish the parameters of what is expected. However, the area where you will get a payoff for your efforts might surprise you. You need to make time to play! You need to relax and enjoy a vacation. You need to be a kid again and have fun times with children. You will find it rewarding to get in touch with your creative talents. All that fun stuff!