(Jan 21 - Feb 19) The sun enters your birth sign this week, marking the start of your solar year, but other aspects will put you to the test. Aggressive Mars at odds with self-disciplined Saturn spells trouble for some. For you, however, it offers a wonderful opportunity to climb higher on the ladder of success.


(Jul 24 - Aug 23) It is a truism that if you give affection you get it in return and with the sun now entering the crucial relationship angle of your chart it would pay you to be more open about your feelings. Someone somewhere thinks the world of you – give them some encouragement.


(Feb 20 - Mar 20) The choice is yours: you can either make an important decision yourself or sit back and let fate make it for you. Mars at odds with Saturn means you have reached a turning point: the way ahead is blocked so you must now turn right or left. Going back the way you came isn’t an option.


(Aug 24 - Sep 23) Plans you made long ago are coming to fruition. Promises you made in the heat of the moment are about to yield tangible results. Which just goes to show, if your desire is strong enough your prayers will be answered.


(Mar 21 - Apr 20) This is no time to play down your abilities. Over the next few weeks, you’ll be presented with opportunities to prove you are as talented and creative as the best of them. All you need is faith in yourself.


(Sep 24 - Oct 23) No matter how disruptive or difficult the past few weeks have been, what comes next will restore your faith in humanity. The sun in Aquarius is one of the best and most productive influ­ences of the year. Use it well.


(Apr 21 - May 21) You feel like you’re being held back from doing the one thing you want to do but is that a bad thing? You may be excited by new possibilities but are you ready to take on the responsi­bilities that go with them?


(Oct 24 - Nov 22) You will need to be resourceful, alert and willing to take a risk this week if you are to benefit from the changes taking place around you. You will also need to be less thin-skinned as you will be even more sensitive to criticism.


(May 22 - Jun 21) You may not have enjoyed some of the experiences you’ve been subjected to recently but you’ve learned some valuable lessons. Now you can apply your new knowledge in a more favourable and cheerful atmosphere.


(Nov 23 - Dec 21) Although your financial situation may be precarious, you’ll be less inclined to worry about it. You still need to find a practical solution to your cash-flow issues but you don’t have to be quite so obsessive about it.


(Jun 22 - Jul 23) You’ve made your plans and done the homework, now it’s simply a case of applying yourself to the job in hand. Even if your ultimate goal is personal and professional freedom you must get yourself into some kind of routine.


(Dec 22 - Jan 20) Your mind is full of ideas but there is nothing new about that. What is new is your realisation that to turn those ideas into reality you’re going to have to make certain sacrifices and maybe spend less money for a while.