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


You began this week with frank conversations about matters you expected to be as dull as they were time-consuming. However, they were surprisingly uncomplicated and, better yet, you learnt a lot from the process. Take advantage of this, and tackle the certain similar matters you’ve been putting off, and for far too long.


While you’ve been known to alter your plans, sometimes suddenly, you’re now struggling with the changes triggered by others. These are annoying, mostly because it’s unclear why, and some demand a serious rethink of your own arrangements. Bizarrely, even seriously irritating changes are doing you a favour. What you learn in the process will be informative now but, within weeks, could be crucial.


No sign is better at sidestepping tedious details than you. Yet in early October you’ll realise certain dull practicalities aren’t just important, what you do and learn from that decision-making process will shape your thinking, objectives and actual goals, well into next year. Initially, you’ll focus more on what’s going than what’s next. This reveals where, in the past, you chose the quick route over one that would be rewarding in the long term. That, alone, will give you plenty to think about, analyse and change.

Year to come

The move by your ruler Jupiter into Sagittarius, in November, 2018, began a year of excitement, growth and good fortune. While you’ll profit from your past efforts, offers and new ideas will appear from out of the blue. Explore whatever arises, conscious you won’t pursue everything but will learn from it all. As a quick-thinking fire sign, you’ll plunge in, confident you’ll benefit from each day’s experiences. By late August, when the powerful planetary presence in discerning Virgo clarifies what’s working and what isn’t, you’ll shed certain ventures or alliances, and focus more on others. Still, be wary of committing to far-reaching plans, simply because the foundation on which these are based is shifting – in your favour – and will continue to do so until well into 2020.