Birthday Stars

For the past couple of years, decisions about your lifestyle, that is how and where you live, and even the timing of your day, have been substantially influenced by others, mostly those around you but also these in the wider world. While, you’ve had no real objections, certain elements of this routine have become restrictive. Not only can you alter, if not radically change, these, the time has come to discuss other elements of this routine as well. Worrying as this seems, it’s unlikely there’ll be objections of any kind.

Fri 18 October - 2019



Fri 18 October - 2019


Tempting as it is to hope you can sidestep the discussion of tricky issues, it’s not only unwise, the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be. If you simply can’t imagine where to begin, start by asking what others are thinking. Not only will that break the ice, it will be amazingly informative.


Between the insights triggered by late September’s Libra New Moon and the influence of fiery Mars in your sign until mid-November, you’re juggling a range of options, many appealing. However, some would mean substantially altering, if not letting go of, longstanding arrangements. While familiar, these are contributing little to your life. Saying farewell will be a relief and clear the way for thrilling new developments.


After uncertainties and personal confusion during most of 2019, suddenly things come together. This begins with your ruler Venus and the Sun moving into Libra during late September, and especially the insights that accompany the Libra New Moon, on 23 September. So, by early October your direction is increasingly clear. Add the move by forceful Mars into Libra, on 4 October, and you’ve the courage to say, and do, whatever is necessary. While you may rethink plans during the month, this one of life’s great turning points.

Year to come

As you begin 2019, you’ll be facing disarray in a range of matters, some personal, others practical and a few involving close alliances. Discussions will lead to decisions and, often, plans or joint ventures, but with so much around you in transition, you’ll be aware these are a trial run, and probably won’t last. While that’s true, you can still learn a lot from them. Equally, be conscious that your own priorities are unlikely to be clear until 4 October, when dynamic Mars’s move into Libra triggers and cycle of frank discussion, planning, then action. While, as you begin this year, this may seem a long time to wait, when you learn between now and then will more than justify the patience required.