Your horoscope with Lilith
Kicking off with Aries new-start moon and an inspired Mercury-Uranus alignment, this week's enthusiasm fizzes like shaken champagne and everything's on the menu …
ARIES: With sun, new moon, Mercury, Uranus and Chiron in your sign firing the starter pistol to set your personal new year off and running, this is your week. So indulge your vibrant, vivacious, charismatic, radiant self, and try not to ruffle anyone's feathers with thoughtless or insensitive off-the-cuff remarks.
TAURUS: Early week Taurus moon teams up with Venus in your sign to prompt a growth spurt of new creative, relationship and financial shoots. Saturn brings a rethink: which is that even with arguments over who's calling the shots, people are still your most valuable resource. Plus there's spontaneous, impromptu breaks from routine to enjoy.
GEMINI: Mercury revs out of retrograde in a cascade of enthusiastic exaggerations, so don't automatically believe everything you hear. You'll be invited to all the right places with the right people, and a lightning bolt of insight is likely during late-week Gemini moon – which also comes with a capital-letter Caution against overdoing it.
CANCER: Considered by some astrologers the most powerful new moon of the year, this week's delivers a lunar lift and professional boost to your public profile: just the ticket for handling competitive market energies, eccentric personalities and volatile interactions. Now it's time for brave steps forward – even quantum leaps.
LEO: This week's fiery vibes reignite Your Majesty's passion and drive for a creative project, relationship, group venture or ambitious goal – though they come with a warning to moderate emotional surges. If dramatic reactions feel like they're kindling into instantaneous conflagration, best take a slow, deep breath and aim for regal restraint.
VIRGO: Mercury heading directly into Aries accelerates stalled situations back into action again. While this week could be a bit boofy and boisterous, rowdy and rambunctious, for your refined tastes, it's guaranteed to rocket you out of your comfort zone for a rollicking romp on the wild side – even have you colouring outside the lines.
LIBRA: This action-packed, spirit-lifting week, with Mars and Venus sassy and sensual, could definitely put ants in your designer pants. Meaning you won't be sitting round waiting for something to happen or someone to make up their mind: because you're a cardinal sign, the zodiac's movers and shakers who make things happen.
SCORPIO: With this week's fiery Aries energy heating Scorpio waters to a steamy sauna, plus Mars and Venus enjoying an interlude of cosmic canoodling, earthy pleasures are on the agenda. So far so fruity, but is there a downside? Yes. It's fanning the flames of argument because you know you're right. Only engage to be helpful.
SAGITTARIUS: If this brash, radical week of big appetites and people voicing forceful opinions – even overriding yours – has you looking for an escape route, a temporary getaway or change of scene will be tonic. Just don't be gone too long, because opportunities are fast and furious right now and savvy Saggies will seize the day.
CAPRICORN: Midweek Saturn retrograde in Capricorn sends you back to the drawing board – again. But you do like getting it right, and the insights accrued during Mercury retro can be applied now with satisfying and successful results. A major transformation's under way, but it needn't be boot camp – not with Mars and Venus in play mode.
AQUARIUS: As ambitious instincts move into forward gear, this week's omelette might find you breaking a few more eggs than usual unless you lay some restraint on whims and impulse. Better to make haste slowly and focus those excess energies on practising diplomacy, honing communication skills, fine-tuning your areas of expertise.
PISCES: Mercury's out of retrograde and Saturn's into it, as this week kicks off a period of planetary retrogrades where the decisions of yesteryear come up for review and renewal in a different way. Feelings of nostalgia are your cue to absorb lessons from the past, recalibrate, and do something new with what you've learnt.