Astrology gift guide

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Need to buy gifts for friends or rellies? Simply find out their star signs and I promise you’ll be guided in the right direction.

Aries

March 21 – April 20
For Aries, big and bold is their natural style, so steer clear of pastels. With energy to burn, anything involving fun and fitness should hit the mark.
For him: sporting gear, sunglasses, sunhat, red bicycle, Swiss Army knife, red necktie, waterproof watch, travel bag, surfboard or bodyboard, go-kart or sky diving session.
For her: dance classes, diamante jewellery (or real diamonds!), exercise bike, fitness gear, bright scarf, oversize bag, colourful walking shoes, drop earrings, ruby ring.
For kids: anything that shakes, rattles and rolls, snorkel set, pogo stick, superhero dress-ups, skateboard or rollerskates, sun hat, surf mat, flippers, basketball hoop, rebounder net, suction darts set.

Taurus

April 21 – May 21
It’s all about luxury for this earthy, sensual sign, so don’t scrimp on quality. If it looks, feels, tastes or smells good, you’re unlikely to go wrong.
For him: music, silk tie, iPod dock or good quality sound system, slippers, leather wallet, shoulder massage, gourmet food or wine, bbq tools, cooking class voucher.
For her: fine linen, kitchen gadgets, scarves, leather purse, photo frame, cookbooks, crystal glasses, serving platter, wok, classic perfume, expensive cosmetics, fancy gumboots, hydroponic gardening kit.
For kids: plush farm animals, necklace, junior chef set, blocks, craft materials, moneybox, embroidery kit, keyboard, skin-care products, foreign coins, farmstay.

Gemini

May 22 – June 21
Plain equals boring for this fun-loving sign so opt for funky colours and daring designs. Books and magazine subscriptions are guaranteed to win hearts.
For him: non-fiction books, bookends, kindle or iPad, stunt kite, walking shoes, pen set, digital radio, pet bird, cinema tickets, magazine subscription, cards or poker set.
For her: coffee table books, leather gloves, nail polish, lavender hand cream, butterfly motifs, wind chimes, magazine subscription, ipad mini, diary, manicure voucher.
For kids: books, manicure set, dominos, tap lessons, puppets, bracelet, tennis racquet, origami, bongos, calligraphy set, walkie talkies, rollerskates, Scrabble, Bananagrams.

Cancer

June 22 – July 22
Cancerians love cocooning, so quality kitchen and homewares are always a hit. Shimmery blues and silver are their colours and pearl their ruling stone.
For him: swimmers, wetsuit, fishing gear, wallet, cookbook, poker set, cashmere sweater, framed family photos, antique decanter, underwater camera, goggles or snorkel set.
For her: glass vase, pearls, silver jewellery, scrapbooking kit, baking molds, cute camera, teapot, fine China mugs, antique sherry glasses, lacy knickers, classic homewares, photo album, pearls.
For kids: teddy bear, dolls house, toy castle, watercolour paints, beach gear, embroidery kit, tea set, Game of Life, model boat, bath toys, tent, beach gear, locket necklace.

Leo

July 23 – August 23
Leos love to be spoilt, at least now and again. Cosmetics and haircare products should win the day, along with anything that glitters like the sun.
For him: leather briefcase, patterned scarf, sports bag, sundial, back massage, sunglasses, gourmet foods, cheeky underwear, home brew kit, gym membership.
For her: colourful head scarf, gilded mirror, costume jewellery, scented candles, crystal sun-catcher, salon voucher, theatre tickets or season pass, name brand makeup, toiletries case.
For kids: plush toy animals, sporting gear, sparkly shoes, trampoline, jewelry box, dress-ups, roller blades, active games like Twister, coits set, gymnastic or dancing lessons.

Virgo

August 24 – September 23
Choose gifts that promote healthy living and you’ll be on the money. Being nature lovers at heart, Virgos adore all shades of green, brown and blue.
For him: Fitbit style health monitor, hydroponics kit, binoculars, bird feeder, bird bath, bonsai, Bluetooth speaker, tool box, antique abacus, rain gauge or weather station.
For her: scented plants or herb box, essential oils, quilting set, yoghurt maker, juicer, Pilates DVD and mat, health-related books, storage boxes, teapot, herbal teas.
For kids: miniature toys, games and puzzles, toy chest, stickers, Spirograph, dolls house, foreign coins, moneybox, sewing set, craft kit, microscope, Monopoly, Stockmarket board game, alphabet chart.

Libra

September 24 – October 23
Librans are on a mission for peace, love and harmony, so anything that conjures up romance should hit the spot. Their flowers are roses and daisies.
For him: wine rack (or fridge), gourmet meal, blue or silver silk tie, leather wallet, crystal decanter, whiskey glasses, ipod dock or sound system, aftershave.
For her: delicate jewelry, dancing lessons, rose quartz crystal, lingerie, scented candles, floral perfume, crystal glassware, glass vase, quality silk flowers, flowering pot plants, tablecloth and serviettes.
For kids: crystals, kaleidoscope, dolls and teddies, flower press, calligraphy set, music box, dancing lessons, tutu, toy castle, bubble wand, movie or theatre tickets, pencils or watercolour paints.

Scorpio

October 24 – November 22
Scorpio’s colours are black and deep red, so pastels are hardly their cup of tea. Opt for lush fabrics and rich flavours, and you won’t go wrong.
For him: good wine or port, snorkel set, magazine subscription, leather gloves, spy movies, scorpion in glass, boules set, puzzles, cheeky toys, antique jewelry, tiger’s eye ring.
For her: champagne, crystal goblets, angel cards, coloured glass, funky homewares, exotic perfume, spice set, flower press, opal ring, black lingerie, crystal cluster, herb garden, astrology gift certificate.
For kids: science or anatomy books, mysteries and fairytales, magic set, pet insects, ant farm, sporting gear, silver locket, perfume kit, pirate set, kids spy gear, kaleidoscope, crystals, karate lessons.

Sagittarius

November 23 – December 22
Archers love the wind in their hair, so gifts that can be used outdoors fit well. Purple and blue are their colours, with topaz their ruling stone.
For him: antique maps, atlas, travel guides, weekend away, walking shoes, backpack, tent, sports bag, badminton or archery set, tennis lessons.
For her: travel books, portable charger, amethyst or sapphire jewelry, foreign homewares, sporting gear, day pack, purple bicycle, beach towel, sunglasses, exotic plants and flowers, orchid (real or silk), bird feeder, terrarium.
For kids: cuddly animals, rocking horse, Little Pony, Totem tennis, surfboard, adventure stories, hiking boots, backpack, sleeping bag, compass, suction archery set, tennis set, craft box.

Capricorn

December 23 – January 20
Even as kids, Capricorns understand the notion of quality over quantity. Choose earthy colours and classic designs and you’ll be their good books.
For him: fact books, weather vane, barometer, grandfather clock, electric toothbrush, desk set, letter opener, silk tie, magazine subscription, leather briefcase, upmarket toiletries.
For her: lotions and potions, silver photo frame, storage box, gardening gear, potted herbs, weather station, wind jacket and gumboots (for when it finally rains), perfume, silver necklace, movie voucher.
For kids: Lego or blocks, comfy couch, toy chest, silver locket, piggy bank, retro clock radio, waterproof watch, kids cooking set, pottery wheel, pet rock kit, clay or Fimo.

Aquarius

January 21 – February 19
Water-loving Aquarians adore all things blue (think oceans, mountains, sky). Being individuals, they should appreciate anything unusual or handmade.
For him: stunt kite, swimmers/snorkeling gear, telescope, board games, puzzles, electronic devices, aquarium, torch, fountain, flying lessons, flight simulator.
For her: beach gear, unusual lamps, retro jewelry, orchid, turquoise jewelery, patterned platters, kitchen gadgets, coloured glass, retro wall prints, aquamarine or larimar jewelry.
For kids: aquatic or space themes, dress-ups, canoe or blow-up boat, remote control toys, origami, glitter make-up, crystals, fact books, canoe, sailing lessons, houseboat holiday.

Pisces

February 20 – March 20
Pisceans love anything that stimulates the imagination, so forget about being practical and have fun. Their colours range from sea green to aqua blue.
For him: concert tickets, fine wine, canoe or boat, music, ipod, slippers, romantic dinner, fishing or beach gear, retro tin toys, artwork, hammock, canoe, aquarium, flippers.
For her: melodic windchimes, dream diary or journal, amethyst jewelry, reflexology or aromatherapy session, foot care products, candles, silk scarves, essential oils, electric oil burner, aloe vera plant, herbs, crystal sun catcher, an astrology reading with me!
For kids: fairytale books, hanging mobile, paints and painting easel, bath bomb kit, sailing lessons, dress-ups, bubble blower, cubby house, swing set, sparkly jewelry, ballet slippers, fish tank, dream encyclopaedia.

c Jenny Blume 2019

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Astrology is so much more than sun signs … it’s a wonderfully rich system that acts like a blueprint for life. Your birth chart not only indicates talents, aptitudes and interests, it gives deeper insights into your relationships, and can even explain why you’re here!

Predictive astrology compares current planetary positions to your birth chart, enabling you to see exactly what’s going on. We all experience cycles in life, and astrology allows us to flow with them and act ‘when the time’s ripe’. After 30 years of practice the accuracy still blows me away.

Call 0411 631 940 if you’d like to book a private session (from $80), in person or via phone. My specialties are relationships and career guidance, but when I tune into a chart I never know what will pop up. The insights and messages can be life changing!

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2019 astrology flower essences


The Star Sign and Flower Essence Guide for 2019!

Ever tried flower essences? As the sun cruises through the wonderfully sensual, earthy sign of Taurus, it might be time! It’s also a brilliant month to dust off your old oil burner and fill your home with beautiful sounds and smells. It’s all about ‘getting back into your body’ and enjoying life.

Alisha, ‘the naughty naturopath mum’, has matched my 2019 mini forecasts to her flower essences, which are designed to support you both energetically and emotionally. Choose one (or more) that match your sun sign, or if you know your moon sign, consider using an essence that resonates on a more emotional level. If you’d like to read a longer 2019 astrology forecast for your star sign, click here.

Capricorn

December 23 – January 20

Ready to step into your next phase of life? With three eclipses in your sign through 2019, the cosmos has big plans for you. Children and creative endeavours should bring great satisfaction, along with shared ventures and community projects. Through winter, the zodiac’s go-getter, Mars, might even point you towards a lucrative new business arrangement – or the boss’s chair!

Body
Your staying power is legendary, and so is that determination. Running and competitive sports may appeal when younger, but look after those knees, as they can play up; keep your joints supple with plenty of Pilates or strengthening exercises, and be sure to mix things up. Mountain climbing, boating, beach walking, weight lifting … it’s all good.

Flower Essence Blends for Capricorn

Courage: To balance the solar plexus chakra and enhance self worth and confidence for growing and evolving

Self Love: To help you nurture yourself more by increasing your sense of self worth

Like A Boss: To juggle all those big plans like a boss, you’ve got this!


Aquarius

January 21 – February 19

Like moths to a flame, kindred spirits are gravitating towards you. Friendships struck through 2019 could change your life, and yes, for singles they could turn romantic. As Uranus lights up your home sector from March, the seeds of change will be sown. Winter’s lucrative stars might present you with an exciting opportunity – or get you dreaming about a move!

Body
Being the zodiac’s eccentric, you like to make a splash. Aquatic sports like swimming, sailing and aquaerobics should sooth your inner water baby, though being an air-ruled sign, flying (on trapezes, flying foxes or quite literally, in airplanes) might also hit the spot. If you’re over the gym, look for adventurous, outdoorsy sports and get that adrenaline pumping.

Flower Essences Blends for Aquarius 

Manifest: To align your energy with the energy of what you want to bring into your life

Peace: For balancing heart chakra and creating more inner peace

Intuition: To balance the third eye chakra helping you with decision making.


Pisces

February 20 – March 20

If you’re not living up to your full potential, the powerful January 6 eclipse could illuminate a new path. And with Lady Luck Jupiter perched high in your chart, things could happen fast. A new job might even materialise, but factor in plenty of flexibility, for by mid-year those feet will become itchy. As restless Uranus settles into your travel zone (for roughly seven years), you’ll be dreaming for exotic worlds and far flung places. It’s time to set up a special travel savings account!

Body
Turn up the volume and get that bootie shaking! Dancing is your astral wonder-drug, Pisces, along with watery pursuits like swimming, sailing and aquaerobics. If you can’t find a pool or beach, look for a gym that offers Zumba or bliss out with yoga. Recharge your batteries by getting back to the basics: fresh air, deep breathing, peace and quiet.

Flower Essences for Pisces

Slow Down: To lessen any blow-outs and help you stick to a more middle ground

Sweet Dreams: To help with restless nights

Bliss: To balance the sacral chakra and help you connect with yourself and others.


Aries

March 21 – April 20

The pace is increasing, but hang in there – you’re laying the foundations for future success. Autumn’s turbo-charged stars might even propel you into a new business … or back into the classroom, but it’s not all about work. Travel is also on the cards, so keep your passport up-to-date. It’s all about finding the right balance, so allow yourself a few extra treats. You deserve it!

Body
Staying active should help to burn off some of that pent-up energy (much to the relief of your loved ones); if you’re finding it hard to stay motivated, join a team or revisit a sport that you loved as a child. Anything too slow will lose you, so choose activities that get the heart pumping. Power or Ashtanga yoga, touch footy, boxercise, marathons, mountain climbing … the sky’s the limit

Flower Essences for Aries

Like A Boss: To keep up with the pace like a boss, you’ve got this

Energy: To help keep you enthusiastic, motivated and energetic

Grounding: Balancing root chakra and to help keep you grounded throughout the changes and travel.


Taurus

April 21 – May 21

As Uranus settles into your sign (for the next 7 years), a desire to change or transform your life will begin to intensify. An adventurous holiday or big-ticket purchase might set the ball rolling, and it’s just the beginning. Money-wise, 2019 might prove to be a bumper year, so brush up those investing skills or learn more about the property market; with an inheritance or payout in the pipeline, extra insights should come in handy.

Body
Being the zodiac’s foodie, regular exercise is essential for you. Anything involving music should hit the spot, so why not try dance classes or pump up the volume at home? As an earthy sign, outdoorsy activities like tennis, riding and bushwalking should recharge your body and your soul. If walking alone bores you, grab a friend or fill an iPod with your favourite tunes.

Flower Essences for Taurus

Manifest: To align your energy with the energy of what you want to bring into your life

Grounding: Balancing root chakra and to help keep you grounded throughout the changes

Cravings Control: For times of overindulgence and help with opening up and sharing your emotions instead of trying to squash them.


Gemini

May 22 – June 22

Let your inner light shine bright! As the zodiac’s dream-weaver, Neptune, stimulates your imagination, hidden skills and creative talents will be revealed. Entrepreneurial types might even dream up a lucrative business idea, but don’t go it alone, for throughout 2019 your greatest successes will be shared. Supportive people are gathering, so let yourself lean on others … and reap a few well-earned rewards.

Body
That speedy brain of yours relates best to high intensity workouts: aerobics, cycling, jogging and group fitness sessions should hit the spot and calm those nerves. Being a natural multitasker, if you can work-out and talk at the same time, all the better. High energy dance classes like zumba and tap might strike a chord … or why not give social tennis a shot?

Flower Essences for Gemini

Help: To ease any feelings of distress and worry you may still be feeling from the previous year

Slow Down: To create more inner calm while you have so much going on

Intuition: To balance the third eye chakra helping you with decision making.


Cancer

June 22 – July 23

Still worrying about the future? Periods of change and uncertainty can be stressful (especially for security-loving Crabs!), but relax, this year’s astro-forces should work in your favour. As movement swirls through your horoscope, a yearning to travel or relocate could become an obsession, while for singles, a mysterious foreigner might set you swooning. A desire to teach or support others might also take hold, but don’t overload yourself if you’re already busy.

Body
Being a water sign, swimming and aquaerobics might hit the spot, or sports like sailing and canoeing may appeal. But let’s not forget, you’re also the zodiac’s homebody, so if swimsuits aren’t your style, stock up on fitness DVDs or convert a spare room into a chilled out space that’s just for you. Pilates and yoga should leave you supple and strong.

Flower Essence Blends for Cancer

Slow Down: To help you relax, slow down and move towards the pastimes that will benefit you

Manifest: To align your energy with the energy of what you want to bring into your life 

Courage: To balance the solar plexus chakra and enhance self worth and confidence for growing and evolving.


Leo

July 24 – August 23

Some years bring toil and trouble, but others are made for fun and self-expression (and for many Lions, this is one of them!). Injecting more joy into life might become this year’s mission, and best of all, the good vibes should prove catchy. Delays may slow you down through autumn, but the cosmos wants you to get it right. By September 2019, your efforts should begin to flourish and reap rewards, so stick with it!

Body
As kids, little Lions are bounding with energy, so if you’ve become sedentary with age, look to childhood for inspiration. Active yoga, like ashtanga or power, might awaken your inner gymnast, or if you’re feeling brave, why not learn tango or circus skills? In the end though, anything involving people or fun is perfect: group walks, gym classes, team sports, it’s all good.

Flower Essences for Leo

Bliss: To balance the sacral chakra and help you connect with yourself and others

Truth: For balancing the throat chakra and help with expressing yourself and your needs

Slow Down: To create more inner calm while you have so much going on.


Virgo

August 24 – September 23

Could that be a move on the horizon? At the very least, 2019’s restless stars will get you dreaming. Even if you stay put, a stream of visitors and comings and goings will keep you on your toes. Easter’s auspicious patterns could expand your options, then as winter approaches, a yearning to travel and broaden your horizons could take hold … and it’s just a taste of bigger things to come.

Body
Virgos are generally one of the fittest signs … when they can find the time! Regularity is the key so if need be, draw up a schedule and stick it on the fridge. Activities that require precision, like Pilates and Iyengar yoga often appeal, along with bowling, tennis and walking. Kick things off with a personal training session, but first, grab some good shoes.

Flower Essences for Virgo

Focus: To reign in the dreamy energy when you need to focus on moving things forward

Energy: To help keep you enthusiastic, motivated and energetic

Spirit: For balancing the crown chakra helping with meditation and connecting with inner self.


Libra

September 24 – October 23

That fertile imagination is flowing thick and fast! Money-making schemes, home improvements, shared projects … just don’t try to do it all and juggle too many balls. Factor in plenty of time for family and friends, particularly through late summer, when your love and support will be crucial. Finetune your ideas during winter, then prepare for an action-packed September and October. By November, you might have good reason to celebrate!

Body
Sweaty sports and activities might leave you cold, that’s unless dancing or socialising is involved. If exercise is a stop-start affair for you, finding a chatty exercise buddy could make all the difference. Away from the dance floor, look for activities that encourage symmetry, like walking, swimming and Pilates, or join a sporting club.

Flower Essences for Libra

Like A Boss: To keep up with the pace like a boss, you’ve got this

Female: To bring forward and assist with the fertile imagination and feminine energy

Peace: For balancing heart chakra and creating more inner peace.


Scorpio

October 24 – November 22

You’ve got so much to give! Not only are your people skills sparkling, your wisdom and expertise will be in high demand. Older Scorpions might even feel a calling to teach or help others. As Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance, funnels positive energy into your money zone, your options should begin to open up. If you’re up for a fresh challenge, prepare to spread those wings and fly.

Body
Feeling fit and strong makes you feel good, so don’t fall into bad habits. Grab some hand weights, or if you’re up for a challenge, try karate or self-defense classes. Squeeze in a few power walks as well … with your determination, you might end up running marathons.

Flower Essences for Scorpio

Self Love: To help you nurture yourself more by increasing your sense of self worth

Courage: To balance the solar plexus chakra and enhance self worth and confidence for growing and evolving

Cravings Control: For dealing with emotions that make you want to escape into habits or using food/substance as escape.


Sagittarius

November 23 – December 22

Has boredom been creeping in (well, even more than usual)? Celestial help is at hand! Start thinking about what brings the greatest joy and satisfaction, for with Jupiter illuminating your sign, you’ll have passion and energy to burn in 2019. Finances could create a few headaches through autumn, but as your mindset shifts through winter, a galaxy of possibilities should unfold. This might end up being a pivotal year!

Body
Fresh air really is your magic elixir, so when in doubt, head for the great outdoors. Symbolised by the centaur, horse riding fits well with your sign, along with archery, cycling and walking. Racket sports also appeal to Sags, along with spiritual practices like yoga and Tai Chi. Find ways to combine fitness and travel, and I promise, staying healthy will be a breeze.

Flower Essences for Sagittarius

Let it Go: To help you release and clear out the old energy

Manifest: To align your energy with the energy of what you want to bring into your life and help you to create the life you want

Grounding: Balancing root chakra and to help keep you grounded throughout the changes.


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Astrology: fertility windows

Wondering if or when kids will come along? Your astrological charts might provide some surprisingly helpful insights.

Baby - astrology fertility chartsUsing a combination of Eastern and Western charting systems, I can calculate your most fertile days, months and years. Looking back on my life, which has included numerous false starts and periods of infertility, it’s incredibly accurate.

Known as the Four Pillars of Destiny, Chinese astrology shows very specific years and periods in which conception and motherhood can occur, whilst Western astrology pinpoints special days for each month. If your time of birth is known it’s even more accurate, but your horoscope can be assessed with just a birth date.

Western astrology has always given me comprehensive results (I’ve been practicing now for 30 years!) but learning the Chinese Four Pillars system has added extra insight, particularly around relationships, fertility and motherhood. When looking from both angles, my perspective can increase dramatically.

My fee for a comprehensive written fertility report is $190.
Please email jennyblume@iprimus.com.au or phone 0411 631 940 to discuss your situation or order a confidential report. I’m always happy to help! Jenny

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Jenny is a highly experienced intuitive astrologer and feng shui consultant. She offers seminars and consultations in the Sydney and Gold Coast regions, and for the past 12 years has been writing destiny columns and weekly star signs for Woman’s Day (Australia & NZ), Courier Newspapers and Real People, UK.

NOTE: Astrology can be incredibly helpful and enlightening, but no forecasting system is ever 100% accurate. Fate has a way springing surprises, sometimes when least expected. If health is a concern, please consult your GP.

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Free astrology podcast

In this free ‘Soul Doctor’ podcast I chat with the amazing Rebecca Dettman about all things astrological. My section starts just under 15 minutes in. Her other podcasts are pretty amazing as well … covering topics like twin flames, shamanism and psychic healing … so if you’ve got a spare hour (I like to walk while I listen), give them a go!

Listen to 32 ZODIAC RULES from Soul Doctor in Podcasts. https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/soul-doctor/id1186531290?mt=2&i=1000389357356

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Love signs

Looking for love? Star signs can be surprisingly helpful, although when magic happens rules tend to fly out the window. This is just a general guide … you’ll need to organise a personal reading to get the full rundown. Relationships are my specialty!

ARIES: Lively Leos and Sags are traditionally your perfect pairings, but don’t discount chatty air signs – Geminis, Librans and Aquarians.

TAURUS: Virgos, Capricorns and Taurians may share your down-to-earth values, but the water signs – Pisceans, Scorpions and Cancerians – could inspire great things.

GEMINI: Aquarians, Geminis and Librans should click instantly, along with the fun-loving fire signs: Aries, Sagittarians and Leos.

CANCER: Pisceans and Scorpios are your traditional love matches, but the earth signs – Taurians, Capricorns and Virgos – should keep you grouded.

LEO: Relationships with Aries, fellow Leos and Sags should sizzle, with Geminis, Aquarians and romantic Librans should run a close second.

VIRGO: Taurians, Virgos and Capricorns may be your rock, but for a burst of passion and emotion, consider a Cancerian or Scorpion.

LIBRA: Geminis and Aquarians are your classic love matches, but the feisty fire signs – Aries, Leos and Sags – might send sparks flying.

SCORPIO: Passionate Cancerians, Scorpions and Pisceans should hit the emotional spot, along with earthy Virgos and Capricorns.

SAGITTARIUS: Leos, Aries and fellow Sags often click instantly, or for a more cerebral connection try an air sign – Gemini, Libra or Aquarius.

CAPRICORN: Virgos, Taurians and Capricorns (the zodiac’s earth signs) may feel comfy, but if you’re after fireworks find a Scorpio or Pisces.

AQUARIUS: Geminis, Librans and fellow Aquarians should click instantly, or let a feisty Leo, Sag or Aries light your fire.

PISCES: Scorpions, Cancerians and fellow Fish may feel like kindred spirits but Capricorns and Taurians aren’t far behind!

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Welcome to 2017

Welcome to 2017, the year of excess and inspiration! With Jupiter blowing everything out of proportion and unpredictable Uranus fanning the flames, life certainly won’t be boring. These over-the-top stars want it all, but don’t get too carried away, especially on the financial front. With Neptune obscuring the facts, risky ventures might prove to be just that.

On the flipside, these eccentric, passionate patterns could work wonders after dark, not just for lovers, but for artists and performers as well. As we search for escapism, music, comedy and old-style entertainment could enter a golden era. You might even feel a yearning to sing or dance yourself … or a yearning to express yourself could reveal your inner artist. Bring on the fun and games!

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The Ascendant

At the eastern point of the horoscope sits the Ascendant, or rising sign. It represents the personality that we project to the world, our persona. People usually come across as their ascendant or ‘rising sign’ when we first meet them, and these traits can either work in harmony or in tension with the sun sign (which rules the inner self). Some people hide behind their ascendant, turning it into a sort of mask, while others embrace and integrate the characteristics.

Along with the persona, the ascendant rules the physical body, so someone with Cancer rising may be have a rounded face and a sensitive, nurturing nature, while a Gemini ascendant might bring an angular appearance and a chatty, jittery edge (nail-biting can be a dead giveaway).

Of course, if you have a planet sitting near the ascendant or situated in the first house, this will add complexity to the picture, but the interpretations below should form a good starting point.

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I’ve used Meryl Streep’s chart to show where the ascendant or rising sign is … see the red circle on the left? That’s it. Her ascendant is ruled by Leo, while her sun is in Cancer. Hence, her love for drama and taking risks.

astrology symbolsOnce you know your ascendant, you can read up on the traits and see if they suit. It’s also worth reading my weekly and yearly astrology forecasts for your ascendant as well as your sun sign. They can resonate in a big way!

If you don’t know your own ascendant, try casting a free chart at www.astro.com

Your sun sign is just the tip of the iceberg!

ARIES

People with Aries ascendants tend to move quickly, talk quickly, and act without hesitation; in fact their boundless energy and enthusiasm are often legendary. Due to their confidence, they often come across as natural leaders and entrepreneurs, although their impulsive, excitable nature can lead to mishaps, especially when angry.
Traits: active or sporty, magnetic, extroverted, competitive, confident, headstrong, enterprising, often ruddy complexion

TAURUS

People with Taurus ascendants tend to take a more considered, slow and steady approach, but once their mind is made up, there’s no stopping them. Their senses are generally highly attuned, giving a love for good food, soft fabrics, music and finer things in life; comfort, quality and luxury often rank high on their list of priorities.
Traits: stable, dependable, refined, musical or artistic, stubborn, determined, acquisitive, often strong, sturdy or thick-set

GEMINI

People with Gemini on the ascendant tend to be energetic, agile and always on the go; they generally love a chat, and due to their natural curiosity, are often drawn towards books, films and media-related fields. Nervous habits are common in this sign, but plenty of exercise and physical activity can help to calm them down.
Traits: versatile, well-read, expressive, edgy, curious, active, impulsive, talkative, restless, often slim, tall or boney

CANCER

People with Cancer on their ascendant tend to be sensitive, caring souls; their home is their sanctuary, and like a crab, they retreat into their shell when threatened. Parenthood and teaching professions often appeal, along with food, health and finance-related fields, for comfort and material security are important to this sign.
Traits: sensitive, sympathetic, feeling, moody, intuitive, defensive, home loving, often pale, plump or round in the face.

LEO

People with Leo on their ascendant need to be noticed. The bigger and more glamourous, the better, especially when it comes to cars, clothes and their hair (or mane). Their confident, extroverted approach makes them natural performers, managers, motivators and salespeople, but beneath the exterior, the ego can be surprisingly fragile.
Traits: friendly, confident, loyal, glamourous, creative, dramatic, bossy, opinionated, restless, often bald or have ‘big hair’

VIRGO

People with Virgo on their ascendant tend to be intelligent, exacting, competent and discriminating. Their attention to detail is often impressive, but over-thinking things can lead to worry and negative thinking, or even OCD. A preference for stylish items and quality clothing often surfaces early, along with a love for facts and figures.
Traits: practical, methodical, hard-working, reliable, exacting, health-conscious, anxious, face often develops fine worry lines

LIBRA

People with Libra on their ascendant tend to be talkative, charming and charismatic. Their aesthetic eye is usually well developed, leading to a love for fashion, design and the performing arts. Relationships are often a preoccupation, along with issues involving justice and fair play. Their refined, stylish manner can be a dead giveaway.
Traits: diplomatic, stylish, romantic, cultured, chatty, indecisive, often well-dressed, with wide-set eyes or attractive features

SCORPIO

People with Scorpio on their ascendant tend to be private or secretive, especially when they feel emotionally exposed. Power and control are strong life themes, but when harnessed correctly, these traits can bring great influence and success. An air of mystery and charisma often acts as a magnet to the opposite sex.
Traits: passionate, driven, intense, secretive, sexual, powerful, competitive, often drawn to mysterious people, situations and places

SAGITTARIUS

People with Sagittarius on their ascendant often crave freedom and fresh air. Travel can be a major theme or they may be drawn to foreign philosophies, people and places; their search for answers often lasts a lifetime. Known for their sense of humour and outgoing nature, they are often quite private, or even aloof.
Traits: friendly, talented, generous, unpredictable, outdoorsy, adventurous, restless, often drawn to travel and the outdoors

CAPRICORN

People with Capricorn on their ascendant tend to feel old before their time; even as children they may feel more responsible and serious than others, but as they age they become more carefree. Still, they place high value on hard work, rules and respect; their sensible, grounded nature often makes them pillars of society.
Traits: practical, conservative, careful, industrious, wise, judgmental, reliable, organised, often tall or wiry with a lined face

AQUARIUS

People with Aquarius on their ascendant value originality, freedom and independence; they’re the scientists, innovators and eccentrics of the zodiac, but a surprisingly stubborn, sceptical streak can run deep. Often opinionated and always up for a chat, people with this rising sign follow the beat of their own drum.
Traits: friendly, inventive, unique, eccentric, freedom-loving, determined, stubborn, often drawn to colourful people and clothes

PISCES

People with Pisces on their ascendant tend to feel emotions deeply and resonate with other-worldly spheres. Mysticism, healing and the arts may attract them from an early age, but when ungrounded, escapist tendencies can surface in negative ways. Being creative souls, finding healthy, expressive outlets is essential.
Traits: sensitive, creative, caring, moody, imaginative, mystical, escapist, compassionate, often pale skin and cold extremities

Copyright Jenny Blume 2015

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The Saturn-Neptune dilemma

As Saturn and Neptune form an exact square overhead (a stressful 90 degree aspect), many of us will begin to question life’s bigger issues … especially around areas involving freedom, control, creativity, spirituality, security and responsibility.

Saturn pushes us towards structure, routine, responsibility and so called ‘sensible thinking’, while Neptune rules more idealistic, ethereal worlds, along with confusion, deception and escapism (yes, watch those wines). As you can see, it’s not the most natural pairing. One planet deals with cold hard facts, the other with the alluring realm of dreams and illusion.

But Neptune is urging us to loosen our grip and see what happens, especially if our lives have become too structured and serious. It doesn’t deal with black and white, good and bad. Instead, it encourages us to dig deeper, to experience life more fully and reach out with love and compassion. It reminds us that we are connected to everything and everyone, whether we like it or not.

Depending on where they fall in your horoscope the effects may be subtle or intense … ranging from a shift in perception to an entire new philosophy on life, although with a full moon heightening the energy, the effects are likely to be strong.

If you’re unsure what to do, a great place to start would be with a dream diary or a few yoga or meditation classes. Take your time and let things percolate. Your subconscious will be unusually accessible over this period, so try to tune in.

* The Saturn-Neptune square first aligns on 26 November 2015, then again in mid-June and early September, 2016. It’s part of a larger 36-year cycle that began in 1989 and ends in 2026.