I started writing the Marie Claire horoscope for the American edition in March. We’ll be emailing it to you via the Tuesday letter each month, and it’s also available on the Planet Waves website — currently under the Inner Space category. You can read more about the current astrology in this week’s Thursday issue and on the Planet Waves website. — efc
Aries (March 20-April 19) — This is by far the most ambitious time of year for you. To take advantage of what is truly an exceptional picture of potential, I recommend two things: One, leave past professional hurts and disappointments behind. Face the future as if anything is possible. Second, negotiate. Rather than make presumptions or assumptions, engage people and create a mutually agreed agenda. Then everyone wins.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) — You are the master of the long-term vision — a builder with a plan. Now is the time to put a new phase of your plan into action. To do this, take definite, measurable steps. Set small goals, achieve them, and then set slightly larger goals and achieve them. Anything large or glorious that’s ever been accomplished was done in increments. Keep your largest goal in mind at all times and practice the mantra “one step at a time.”
Gemini (May 20-June 21) — You know it’s time to take your relationships more seriously, though I would propose that means consciously enjoying the company of others. Seriousness merely means you show up ready and fully present. It’s about listening, speaking your truth and being real, not about controlling the future. Potent influences are at work in your life, which means stay alert and in the moment.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) —
It will come as a great relief that partners and friends, new and old, actually have something to say and some ideas for what to do with the time you share. Find out what their plans are; if anyone has an agenda for you, get some details about what they’re thinking. Offer your own ideas and make this into a true collaboration.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) — Others may see you as lucky, but you accomplish what you do using old-fashioned effort and focus. Set your priorities clearly and you will end the year with the feeling (and better still, the reality) of exceptional accomplishment. Focus only on what you absolutely want to get done, and set everything else aside — though be flexible, adjusting your plan daily.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Creativity is inherent in the human spirit, though it’s equally driven by a craving for discovery. Therefore, let your curiosity out of the bag. Let it run free in the world. Set out to learn, learn, learn. Jupiter in your sign for the next year means you can absorb impressions and ideas and then synthesize your own brilliant vision of reality.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — Make sure you take plenty of time for yourself, even amidst year-end parties and other distractions. You are feeling a lot, and it’ll help to keep your emotional energy clear and moving. This, you can only do alone. It won’t take much — even an hour a day to yourself will keep your energy light and emotionally available.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — Work out the details, and focus on follow-through. Keep track of the specifics in writing. But moreover, develop your vision in writing. Go beyond bullet points and write the story that you want to happen. This will help you refine and focus what may be ambitious and somewhat complex. You can do it, and you will.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Doubt and confidence are not opposites. Rather, confidence is what you have when you’re able to acknowledge and face your doubts consciously. Therefore, if you have questions, ask them loudly and clearly, especially of yourself. Be fearless about this. Remember, some questions have answers and some lead to deeper inquiries. That’s a beautiful thing.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Certain influences are calling you out into the world in a bold and unusual way, and others are calling you deep into yourself. Both are necessary for your peace of mind. When you’re relating to others, stay centered in your awareness. When you’re alone, you are still present and available in the world. Your inner journey and your outer journey have morphed into the same thing.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — A profound part of your purpose is taking care of others, though you rarely see Aquarius described this way. You get to define ‘taking care'; you get to express nurturing in your own way. It might be feeding your friends; it might be solving a persistent network issue that the IT people could not crack. The more you give, the more you will feel you have.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Comb through your life for needless influences from the past — beliefs, feelings, memories, impressions, and even those old curtains you want to get rid of. The more you do this, the more you will live in the present, which will open the way to the relationships that you want. Purge your life of clutter and make room for air and light.