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Capricorns like Jade Thirlwall, star of the UK X Factor winning girl-group, Little Mix. Capricornian people take the long view, working away patiently for years in order to achieve their personal goals. Happily the coming month brings signs of impending success!


Cancers such as Khloe Kardashian, leading member of the world’s leading Reality TV clan. Sensitive, home-loving Cancerians may be stuck between a rock and a hard place, torn between worldly ambitions and obligations to loved ones. Give it time and pressures may sort themselves out to everyone’s satisfaction.


The world is still in a tense place, as rival planets battle it out in the Heavens. What’s next? Well, the time has come for all of us to decide which side we are on. And here’a a hint: we should all remember that individual achievement depends on collaboration, not competition.

CAPRICORN (Dec 23 – Jan 20)

It’s time to check out the big picture now that life is looking good. The Moon will contribute emotional confidence, liberating you from your former doubts. Yet, before you can finalise the next stage of your plans, you’ll have to take a brief trip back to the past. Somehow, somewhere, you’ll draw together the threads of a personal adventure that never quite worked out. And that’s what makes this such a fabulous time to be alive. Plus, family irritations should begin to fade into the background.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 – Feb 19)

You’re about to revive past romantic glories. We’re talking partly about a former relationship, but also about anything which you personally loved doing. It may be years since you last dabbled in a favourite hobby, or hung out with a special person, but now you can pick up from where you left off. You’ll also re-examine all your current work goals. However unsure you feel about what happens next, you’ll sense a new freedom and optimism. And, if you have any chance at all to learn a new creative skill, seize it with both hands.

PISCES (Feb 20 – Mar 20)

The winds of change are blowing through your life, sweeping away the cobwebs, leaving you with a gleam in your eye. In fact, all the trials and troubles of the last eighteen months will be shown to have been worthwhile as you face new challenges with fresh maturity. Some of you will be moving home, most of you will be decorating or calling in the builders, and all of you will be rearranging your domestic relationships. Press ahead with hope in your heart and a spring in your step. A new opportunity at work could relate to initiatives begun many years ago, so you’re standing in line in a long tradition.

ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

It’s decision time! This month’s celestial tests relate partly to the need to improve your finances, but also to your readiness to finally stop talking and put a long-term personal goal into practice. Close partners have their own feelings, which could be very different from yours, but that is for them to sort out. Marital matters will be back on track, ready for a financial boost. A family member may even decide they are in the wrong – which could be a first! One last tip – check up on travel plans late in the month.

TAURUS (Apr 21 – May 21)

Finally, and at last, other people are beginning to sit up and take notice. You sowed the seeds of your current opportunities and actions way back, and now you are ready to reap the rewards. Stick to your guns and show that you mean what you say – and that you’re willing and able to overcome all personal obstacles. You’ll reach your financial targets very soon and, after a brief flap at work, you’ll change your tactics and figure out how to turn a loss into a healthy profit. Take the lead in affairs of the heart, pick up the tab and demonstrate your love in a way which can never again be doubted or misunderstood.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21)

The Moon issues you with a dramatic challenge – either to stand up for yourself and go your own way, or to promise to obey your loved one’s every whim. You’ll manage to regain your composure after the middle of the month, taking control with your usual sensitive intelligence and subtle wit. Nobody can stop you backing out of an unwanted commitment, releasing yourself from a promise which has produced more than its share of problems. You’ll be experimenting with a new social scene, upgrading your professional routine and tackling a new responsibility. Even a romantic glitch should pass before you’ve even noticed it.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23)

Your biting wit – and wicked sense of humour – will be much in evidence. However, you’ll have to be sure you pick the right targets, otherwise you’ll alienate employers, annoy lovers and generally fail to amuse. You’re also having nagging doubts about a close relationship and you may be wondering whether a partner is really what they seem. Yet an unexpected romantic encounter will make you realise just how well-off you are. Financial and professional mysteries will be solved as soon as you’ve done the ground work – and a huge scheme may finally get under way.

LEO (July 24 – Aug 23)

Pause for breath. An emotional transition might be a little bumpy but don’t imagine that, just because a partner becomes more distant, it’s because they’re drifting away. They may need more space just as much as you, so relax and enjoy a thoroughly good rest, taking time off from partnership hassles. You’ll be pre-occupied with your status and professional aspirations and you’ve an excellent chance of a prize or promotion. You’ll receive a romantic jolt late in the month, and that’s when you’ll decide that casual companionship is really a much easier option than a classic fatal attraction!

VIRGO (Aug 24 – Sept 23)

Reach for the stars. The relentless upward pressure in your chart gives you no choice but to re-evaluate your most important life goals. You’ll make a few personal adjustments, sorting out the wheat from the chaff and then, after the 13th, you’ll go for broke. Professional Virgos could end up with an extra job, while those with a more leisured lifestyle will be contemplating community involvement, perhaps in a local campaign. Your emotional ambitions could get a trifle complicated, though. If you’ve made a rash promise you are unable to keep, you may spend most of the month delicately extricating yourself.

LIBRA (Sept 24 – Oct 23)

You’ll be bubbling with fresh plans, plots and proposals. The planets are trooping noisily through the sector of your chart signifying adventure and imagination and if there’s one piece of advice this month, it’s to broaden your horizons. It’s not too late to recover a lost love and news from afar could make your heart miss a beat! You’ll find out whether your wish is to be granted – which will come as a huge relief. You may face a legal complication or moral dilemma at work late in the month. Work out a way both to do the right thing – and stand up for your rights.

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 22)

You’ll soon turn the tables, getting the better of partners – and their incessant demands. A few sharp words could do the trick. You’ll be much happier once personal questions are answered. But then you’ll have money on your mind. You’re pretty shrewd, and you’ll be striking some sharp deals and picking up a real bargain. Yet emotional complications persist and you’ll be confusing business with pleasure, judging a partner according to their earnings. Remember that generosity is the way to a loved one’s heart, and a grand gesture will win the day, defeating all rivals.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 – Dec 22)

There’s bound to be an increase in the stress level, but that’s not necessarily a problem. Without it you’d probably never achieve anything. So, look on this as a long-overdue chance to clear the air. Surprise meetings spice up the middle of the month, and an old friend’s return from exile sets you on a new and positive path. Your passions are many and varied, and you’ll be attracted to a new interest, one which partners are unlikely to share. You may even set off on a quest for new relationships.


This article was first published in the January 2017 issue of Her World. Information provided by Nicholas Campion/Universal Publishing Service. 

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