Horoscopes: 16th-22nd March

21 March to 20 April

To whom are you declaring your love, as passion planet Venus merges with words star Mercury? It could be someone you’ve expressed your adoration to a thousand times. Or a newcomer in your life who’s captured your heart. Or your pet! Even a beautiful work of art could be the object of awe. Who would have thought you were so soppy? 

21 April to 21 May

Night-time dreams do speak to us but too often we forget or ignore them. Or we’re struck by a very odd coincidence, or some other seemingly ‘fated’ event. The new moon greatly accentuates psychic awareness or creative imagination. And in one life area this week you prove to be ahead of the game because of supernatural intuition. 

22 May to 21 June

Very much a week designed for your particular skills – charming but with shrewd eloquence and analysis. A business matter now requires examination, but this runs the risk of causing offence if you do not choose words wisely. At issue is how a deal enriches you – quite naturally, you do not wish to be short-changed. And you won’t be. 

22 June to 23 July

If anyone can help sort out a delicate situation in the workplace (or at home), it’s you. Your particular skill is in getting to the heart of a problem rather than being distracted by self-serving claim and counter-claim. Peace and light cannot be assured, but you will indeed play a big part in defusing a potentially explosive situation. 

24 July to 23 August

We dread the thought of the taxman getting in touch. Or if the bank phones, we instantly assume there’s a problem or we’ve been scammed by card thieves. Best not to jump the gun; you may be due a tax rebate, or perhaps a financial organisation wants to extend your credit. New moon brings cash news. 

24 August to 23 September

A ‘rift’ with your partner or someone very close over financial matters has proved testing. Are you being over-cautious, greedy – unreasonable? It’s good to examine your motives; it shows honesty and integrity. The best way forward is to speak your mind, without rancour. Peace may very well break out. 

24 September to 23 October

If you recently called out a plumber, electrician or other  expert in home repairs, there could be a dispute over price or work quality. The temptation may be to threaten a local business with legal action or a letter to one’s MP. Steady on. The matter is easily resolved with a simple call and a few sweet words. 

24 October 24 to 22 November

Keeping your nose out of other people’s business is a wise strategy, ordinarily. Why take on other people’s ‘karma’? Very occasionally, however, a sense of duty takes over when you witness a plain injustice, and you elect to speak up for someone who’s defenceless. You’ll play the part of champion and be triumphant. What a hero! 

23 November to 21 December

The time has come for a step-up of some kind in your area of work. Not of the promotional kind, necessarily, but in improving how you do things on a daily basis. If matters have been a little disorderly, the new moon marks a time for a more considered approach, not just for your sake but for others too. 

22 December to 20 January

Much thought has gone into the home this year already. Big questions have been asked about renovation or the wisdom of moving. Circumstances may have changed sufficiently to justify downsizing, or even upsizing. Take the opportunity the new moon affords to make a decision during the next fortnight or so about what to do next. Take a leap. 

21 January to 19 February

While local politics are rather beneath you (the wider world is your preference), there is wisdom in paying attention to what one’s local council gets up to, in case pockets get hit or services are cut back. A civic matter is drawn to your attention and you’ll be speaking out in protest. Show no pity in a rotten borough! 

20 February to 20 March

The Pisces new moon is an important moment to make a resolution, commit yourself to a style makeover or embark on a course of action you might never have dared think about in the past. Since this cosmic moment is blessed by ruler Neptune, unleash creative energy or invest in personal glamour. Embrace boldness in your own style.