A Fixed Fire Sign - Fifth Sign of the Zodiac - Ruled by the Sun
JULY 24th – AUGUST 23


You will be coasting along until June, but from July on you will be dealing with fundamentals.

What a year this is! Above all, you will be supremely ambitious, eager to climb to the top in all activities and anxious to do the best you can. You may be taken aback both by the interest friends are expressing in your affairs, and by the central position which a partnership has now come to assume in your life. It’s almost as if you’re not yourself any more. Someone who is very close to you may be agitated by the direction you are taking early in the year, and you should look on this as a welcome expression of concern for your welfare.

Forget the big picture. You will be sorting out the fine details of your relationships, weighing up your professional commitments and finances, domestic desires, romantic dreams and physical passions – and reaching a reasonable balance. Even when your plans don’t work out at first you can look forward to a period, in the middle of the year, when all your prayers will be answered. From then until the end of 2010 friendly opportunities are going to be coming your way, and all that is required is for you to handle them in such a way as to make them permanent, rather than simply passing strokes of pleasure and luck.

Venus, your planetary ruler, sails into your sign in June, bringing good fortune in its wake.

Life is bound to be full of little ups and downs, minor disappointments and major triumphs, and you are certain to be distracted by the trivia of financial concerns, professional hopes and romantic aspirations. Yet this is due to be such a significant year that you can disregard such lowly concerns and drift off to where you always prefer to be – in the clouds. Let nobody attack you or make you feel small for being an imaginative, woolly-minded, impractical, hyper-sensitive, unrealistic day-dreamer, not now that a dream is coming true! May could be your most stressful month – although quite possibly the one when you achieve the most.

Your horoscope for the first half of the year continues in a state which can only be described as perfect. True, there are many challenges, especially in your family affairs and in your ability to deal with people you live with, yet it is in coping with such questions that the path to true self-understanding lies. And, from self-awareness flows that feeling of contentment for which you yearn. What makes your chart so utterly remarkable until July is the presence of the small and little-known celestial body, Chiron, in an alignment with your house of marriage. Chiron is known as a teacher, a healer, a bringer of strange encounters. Any wish made in the right spirit must therefore soon be granted.

The solar eclipse on July 11 warns you to adopt every safeguard you can, making sure that you’re insured and guaranteed to the hilt.

Think not what the world can do for you – but what you can do for the world.