[LEO (July 23 to August 22) As the year begins, you are focused on challenges concerning your work and daily routine. Changes are needed in these areas and they may require longer than you expect to sort them out.

[VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your personal planet is Mercury which is retrograde as the year begins. It is in Capricorn, the sign that rules lovers, children, and creative activity for you.

[LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Venus, the goddess of love, is your ruling planet and you have more than a few lessons to learn this year about people and who they really are in your life. You may attract those of a spiritual nature and also by contrast, those who are skunks. Discernment and balance is the key. Give attention to the give and take within each relationship.

[SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Mars begins the year for you in your own sign. It can’t get much more powerful than that. The positive side is increased energy and passion while the Warrior is with you. Use that extra fire to fight for the rights of others or those who are downtrodden.

[SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You may be presently caught in a bind related to resources. This became apparent in August and remains until June. Your planetary ruler, Jupiter, has been squaring Saturn in your sun sign. This is like having a mini-recession within a larger recession.

[CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Saturn, your planetary ruler, is parallel Pluto all year. These are powerful energies and they can take a toll on the body if you don’t balance your life between joy and work. There is likely a major transformation occurring once again in the arena of career or life direction.

[AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You may be realizing that you spend more of your personal resources (time, energy, or money) to support this field than you gain in return. You have harbored a secret fantasy that somehow your efforts would be recognized, when indeed, they seem to be taken for granted.

[PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The drama occurring in your life could be called “practical realism”. This year brings you face to face with your blind spots. Don’t hang onto what must inevitably go, but do look for realistic ways to replace and repair that which you really need.

[ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Mars, your planetary ruler, enters Scorpio as the year begins. Scorpio is a powerful sign and will press you to take on a courageous project. You will be driven to resolve debts, work on your estate agenda, and organize your investments.

[TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You are becoming more aware of the people in your life and your relationships to them. Some will be disappointing and you will let them go off into the mist. Make note that Mercury will be retrograding in your sign during April and May. Avoid major decisions if possible.

[GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You likely will be in the midst of reorganizing finances, loans, or estate matters. Decisions just don’t seem to become concrete until the last one is finalized near mid-Feb. The subject reopens for a tweaking in Dec. And that continues through Jan. 8, 2017. Surprising news and events are likely at the end of Jan., late March, early July, and mid to end Oct. Drive carefully in this period.

[CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Children have had a challenging 2015 and scars may need to be healed. It is very important that you take care of your emotional and physical health throughout 2016. You need grounding after recent challenges. Consider gardening, take up pottery, exercise, and organize files, closets and drawers. Dealing with hands-on activities is one way of grounding yourself. Do not allow others to absorb your time and energy for their needs.

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