Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
There is a time to be open-minded and a time to push your own beliefs for all they are worth. This is one of the latter. Mars, planet of self-assertiveness, in one of the most outgoing and gregarious angles of your chart for the next six weeks or so means you won’t take kindly to disagreement – and why should you when your ideas are so much better than the rest?

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)
Respect others’ needs by all means but don’t put them ahead of your own. With Mars now in its own sign of Aries you have a golden opportunity to rid yourself of the money worries that have made the past months such a nightmare. Don’t jeopardise it by being too nice.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
If you have been lacking in confidence or motivation recently, with your ruler Mars, planet of ambition and energy, transiting your birth sign you certainly won’t be now. You can turn dreams into reality this week – all it takes is belief in yourself as a creative human being.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)
Factors you were unaware of – perhaps because they were hidden from view – will make this a week of surprises. Whether they are welcome surprises or not remains to be seen but a lot depends on your state of mind. If you see change as positive nothing can faze you.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)
There is only so much you can do alone – at some stage this week, you’ll have to acknowledge you need advice from those who are more worldly or experienced than you. If your aims are positive and your motives pure you should have no trouble attracting the support you need.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)
As Mars remains close to the midheaven point of your chart for most of the week, you’ll no doubt feel you can take on the world and win. You’re right you can. Don’t hold back – give yourself permission to be ambitious. Nothing is beyond your reach if you believe in yourself.

Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)
Patience is required with everyone this week but most of all with yourself. It may seem that decisions you took in recent weeks have not worked out the way you intended but that’s only because you were expecting instant results. Don’t worry, don’t hurry – everything is fine.

Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)
Try as you might to be philosophical, you’ll find it hard to focus on anything but practical or financial issues this week. Luckily, Mars in Aries will help you find lasting solutions to problems which have plagued you for too many months. Have the courage to make a difficult decision.

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)
A rival may seem bigger and stronger than you but appearances can be deceptive. Have you considered the possibility that, from their perspective, you look bigger and stronger than them? Act with confidence this week and you’ll easily see off challenges to your authority.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)
The next few weeks will be hectic. Your workload will increase dramatically, as will your sense of responsibility to those less fortunate. But don’t take on extra duties because you think it’s expected of you. You’ll have to say “no” to some things if you want to say “yes” to others.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)
The reason some people are confronted with bigger problems than others is because the planets influence their way of looking at them. Therefore, if you find yourself pushed to your limits this week it is only because you have it in you to transcend those limits.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)
You may be tempted to leap into action the instant you get an idea but curb your enthusiasm and think about it more deeply. No doubt you’ll feel inspired but is this really the time to start something new or should you be finishing off something nearly but not quite complete?