Horoscopes: 9th-15th February

21 January to 19 February

The solar eclipse in Aquarius (15 February) marks a new life episode and its effects can dominate the next six months. For you, communication is the major theme – make that extra effort to let people know what you think or are planning. Bold, independence-seeking initiatives are most favoured. Anything that looks like a restrictive chain – reach for the bolt cutter. 

20 February to 20 March

The next half-year offers chances for empowerment through self-improvement ideas and psychological or spiritual immersion. While, of course, the aim to be ‘good’ is a given, there is a powerful, practical reason to reorientate the mind: a change is encouraged in your approach to moneymaking – and money- keeping. Too many people want the rewards of your work. 

21 March to 20 April

Can any organisation – too often a frustrating ‘museum’ of stuffiness or outmoded practices – make the most of that very entrepreneurial spirit of yours? This is the question set by this week’s solar eclipse for the next few months. The news is very good. There is indeed a receptive audience within a group: you must, however, speak up, not shut up. 

21 April to 21 May

The desire for recognition is not just egotism. If we tolerate a lack of acknowledgement of our talents, we allow others to fall into the delusion that something can be had for nothing. Where’s the respect? Sun and Moon merge with Mercury to bring an opening for a promotion, in your career or public profile, now or over the next six months. 

22 May to 21 June

The months ahead promise to be quite an adventure as you seek some way to lift yourself out of a life ‘cage’ whose bars start to cramp your style. This will be no solo effort. Uranus brings more stimulating and inspiring people into your circle, while new ideas and chances to travel serve to refresh jaded synapses. Is your passport still valid? 

22 June to 23 July

Some time between now and August, an intriguing career development should be welcomed. If this is not a change in job, then certainly a welcome work evolution is due. This matches very well a growing adventurous spirit in you, marked by the solar eclipse. You’re ready to plunge into a new situation that has professional or personal advantages. 

24 July to 23 August

Remarkable stubbornness is a key Leo characteristic: this is not the time to be a stick-in-the- mud. Over the next few months, life offers options to experience a sense of renewal through new people you encounter – and a chance to show what you can do on behalf of others. Do not fear the weird all the time. They can be wonderful. 

24 August to 23 September

Goodness knows what new, zany lifestyle craze you’ll adopt in the wake of the solar eclipse this week – the theme of which is wellness. If you’ve not booked into your trampoline park, there’s time yet. Being you, this is not just about acquiring tighter sinews. The new health regimen is part of a ‘me upgrade’, prompted by more money or a... new relationship? 

24 September to 23 October

By all means stamp your feet in rebellion. You’ve had quite enough of being bossed about, thank you. The solar eclipse is a huge reminder of why you were put on this planet. Namely, to create beauty, blow sweet breath on fetid feuds and find justice in small or big things. Kick out anyone who is trying to stifle your peace-loving soul. 

24 October 24 to 22 November

What’s going on in your daily life that causes you to wonder whether the time has come for you to make a residential move? That’s for you to know. But broadly, a very useful change is underway (perhaps at work), which coincides with a raised interest in home improvements – or an instinct to depart an old neighbourhood. No rush. But watch the next six months. 

23 November to 21 December

Learning is one of the great elixirs. Once again you are a student, either in an actual college or immersed in a book or training programme. The process has its growing pains; you are prone to strike some people as quite odd as newly acquired knowledge gets aired. What they may not know is that this ‘new you’ is for keeps. 

22 December to 20 January

As one of the main pragmatists of the zodiac, you may already be aware that some recent home or family changes have their connections to financial health. The solar eclipse will activate a new initiative or an opportunity involved with income and assets, between now and August. This will enable you to make a definitive separation from the past. Do not dread the future.