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TOP astrologer RUSSELL GRANT takes a look at what the stars have in store for you . . .

ARIES (March 21st-April 20th)

A power struggle will erupt in early December, putting you in line for a big promotion. The Solar Eclipse on the 6th exposes a corrupt official. Their immediate dismissal will leave a big gap in the leadership structure of a political organisation or business. Don’t be surprised when you’re asked to take over. You’re famous for having exceptional leadership skills. Instead of letting personal relationships affect your decisions, you’re ruled by logic. Matching the right person with the appropriate position will boost morale. It will also rescue a troubled organisation from oblivion. A Lunar Eclipse on the 21st finds you benefitting from a big risk. Confessing a crush or taking a financial gamble was daring, but it was the right move. Spending Christmas overseas is a strong possibility. You’ll end the year on a high note. Thanks to your improved financial position, you’ll be able to throw a lavish New Year’s Eve party.

A Solar Eclipse on the 6th gives you an extraordinary opportunity to exercise your leadership ability. Taking the helm of a company, launching your own business or assuming political office are among the possibilities. Restructuring an outmoded institution will be a welcome challenge. If you’ve been looking for a job, you could be rewarded a high-profile position during the first half of the month. Are you happy with your current employer? You may be awarded a promotion at this pivotal time. On the 21st, a Lunar Eclipse will mark a turning point on a romantic relationship. If you’ve been dating someone special, you could decide to get married or engaged. Do you already have a partner? Your amour could give you a beautiful token of their esteem, causing your confidence to soar. If you’ve been working on a creative project, you can bring it to a successful conclusion during the second half of January.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st)

The Solar Eclipse on the 6th changes your world view. Take this opportunity to go on an overseas trip, work with refugees or learn about a foreign culture. You’ll gain a newfound respect for a group whose beliefs resonate with your own. If you’ve been longing to get an advanced degree but lack the funds, apply for a scholarship. An educational, cultural or religious organisation will pay your tuition. On the 21st, a Lunar Eclipse will bring the end to a property matter. You could sell a piece of land, buy a new home or both. If you’re happy with where you are living, a grown up child could leave the nest or a home improvement project will come to a close. Christmas will be a cosy, intimate affair spent with your nearest and dearest. 2018 will end on a romantic note; prepare for a passionate encounter with an ardent admirer.

A life changing trip is in the cards in early January. A Solar Eclipse on the 6th could prompt you to travel for business, pleasure or both. Your destination will uplift and inspire you. Don’t be surprised if you feel compelled to relocate to this beautiful country. Have you been thinking of earning an advanced degree? This would be a great time to enrol in a challenging academic programme. An accomplished teacher will have a profound effect on your outlook. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st spells changes to your domestic routine. Moving to a glamorous neighbourhood will fill you with excitement. Your new home will keep your creative juices flowing. Writing, painting, playing music or creating handicrafts will become part of your regular routine, bringing you great happiness. It’s also possible a young adult will leave the nest or a home improvement project will be concluded. This will be a happy ending.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st)

An unexpected windfall will arrive on or around the 6th, courtesy of an enriching Solar Eclipse. An inheritance, legal settlement or insurance refund will transform your lifestyle. At long last, you’ll have the money to buy a home, car or both. If you’ve been longing to start your own business, this would be a great opportunity to do so. Don’t hesitate to form a partnership with someone who has lots of experience in this field. Their expertise will help you avoid pitfalls that other entrepreneurs experience. Take their advice seriously, even when it seems stuffy and conservative. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st will prompt you to finish a creative project or withdraw from social media. Although you’ve enjoyed sharing your thoughts with others, it’s time to replenish your intellectual stores. You’ll spend Christmas rubbing elbows with stimulating people; let someone introduce you to their culture’s holiday tradition. Ring out 2018 with someone who makes your pulse pound.

Money from an inheritance, legal settlement or insurance refund could arrive on the 6th, courtesy of a Solar Eclipse. Having money in the bank will allow you to rest easy and enjoy life. If you’re in a business or romantic partnership, your other half will receive dividends that indirectly benefit you. This is cause for celebration. Are you dating someone special? You may decide to join households, giving you an added measure of financial security. No matter how you slice it, the beginning of January will be a profitable patch for you. On the 21st, a Lunar Eclipse will mark the end of an educational programme. Getting a certificate or passing a test will cause your confidence to soar. Once this hurdle has been cleared, you’ll have more time to enjoy social pursuits. Don’t pass up an invitation to a festive occasion during the second half of the month; you’re sure to have a wonderful time.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd)

The Solar Eclipse on the 6th paves the way for a powerful partnership. Getting engaged or exchanging wedding vows will improve your chances for success. With a supportive partner at your side, you will be able to move mountains. If you’re not interested in love, you could join forces with an accomplished business partner. This will be a great time to become your own boss. Hiring someone to look after complicated legal or financial matters would also be a good idea, whether it’s an accountant, manager, lawyer or agent. On the 21st, the Lunar Eclipse will bring a source of income to a close. This will leave you free to pursue a more rewarding line of work. A position that seems out of reach will be offered to you. Glowing letters of reference will convince the powers that be that you are the right person for this job. Attend a festive party at Christmas, but enjoy a private New Year’s Eve just with your amour.

On the 6th, a Solar Eclipse will have a transformative effect on a partnership. You may decide to enter into a business alliance or get married to the one you love. If you’re already in a serious romance, your partner will have wonderful news that transforms both your lives. Relocating to a new neighbourhood, making more money or adopting a different lifestyle are among the possibilities. Are you single? You could fall head over heels in love with someone you meet at a professional conference or financial meeting. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st brings the end to a labour of love. Although you enjoyed this line of work, you’re ready to try something new. Moving into a hi-tech field will be very rewarding. Not only will you have a chance to learn valuable skills, you’ll also be given a greater measure of independence. Being able to make your own decisions will fuel your imagination.

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd)

The Solar Eclipse on the 6th is the best time of the entire year to begin a health regime. Overhauling your diet and exercise routines will result in a happier, healthier you. If you’ve been looking for a job, you’ll be offered one that transforms your lifestyle. You might have to relocate to a different city, work unorthodox hours or get paid on a commission basis. No matter what the nature of this change, it will work to your benefit. On the 21st, a Lunar Eclipse will prompt you to step away from a demanding role. You’ve had great success in this position, but now you’re ready to rest, relax and have some fun. Christmas will be a time of lovely surprises. If you get a chance to celebrate with friends who live overseas, do so. Ringing out 2018 in exotic surroundings will set an exciting tone for the New Year.

On the 6th, a Solar Eclipse will prompt you to launch a health regimen. Overhauling the way you eat, sleep and exercise will yield impressive results. Talk to a medical professional about building a programme that makes sense for your particular needs. Fad diets and extreme exercise will only set you up for failure. The more practical your approach, the more successful it will be. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st puts an end to a role you’ve performed for a long time. Although you’ll be sad to leave your old life behind, it will be exciting to make a fresh start. Take this opportunity to enrol in university, travel the world or launch a creative project. After performing your duty for such a long time, you’re ready to embark on an adventure. Turn a deaf ear to cautious friends who are convinced you are courting disaster. You know what is best for you.

VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd)

A love affair will give you an attractive glow on the 6th, courtesy of the romantic Solar Eclipse. If you’re looking for a partner, you will find one at a professional gathering or political organisation. It will be difficult to resist the charm of an accomplished person. You’ll be impressed by their ambition, while they’ll delight in your wit and intelligence. Are you in a relationship? Your amour will give you a beautiful token of their affection. Accept this gift with a happy heart; there are no strings attached. If you’ve been working on a creative project, take this opportunity to submit it to a publisher, gallery or competition. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st prompts you to tie up loose ends in style. You’ll be able to spend Christmas relaxing in the company of friends. If you’ve been longing to spend quality time with your amour, sneak off to a quiet hideaway together on New Year’s Eve.

A Solar Eclipse on the 6th invites you to let your hair down and have some fun. This is a great time to fall in love, go on vacation or enter a contest. If an accomplished individual has recently entered the scene, go ahead and ask for a date. You’ll share many of the same values with this newcomer, paving the way for an enriching relationship. Have family responsibilities been getting you down? Travel to an ancient city that has fascinated you since childhood. You’ll have a wonderful time visiting restaurants, shops and places of historic interest. Would you like to earn a money or reward? Sign up for a competition; you just might win the top prize. On the 21st, a Lunar Eclipse brings an end to a prolonged period of seclusion. At long last, you’ll be able to take your place in the spotlight. Don’t be surprised when you become a virtual love magnet.

LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd)

The Solar Eclipse on the 6th marks a big change in your home life. Moving to another place, welcoming a baby or elderly relative to your household and changing your citizenship are all possibilities. This change will have a profound effect on your entire life, making you feel more confident and empowered. If a relative leaves an inheritance to you, use this money to create long term financial security. Put a deposit on a home or start a retirement portfolio. On the 21st, a Lunar Eclipse brings an end to a group project, allowing you to form a new work partnership. Collaborating with a bold rebel will cause your own star to rise. Throw a big Christmas party that includes both old and new friends. It’s time to bring separate parts of your life together. New Year’s Eve will be quite romantic, when your amour surprises you with a fun outing.

On the 6th, a Solar Eclipse will create changes to your home life. There’s a chance you’ll be welcoming a youngster or elderly relative to your household. Alternatively, you could buy or sell a piece of property. This transaction will greatly enrich you, giving you an added measure of financial and emotional security. It’s also possible you’ll do extensive renovations to an existing property, finding ingenious ways to blend historical details with modern conveniences. Whatever the changes ahead, they will work out well for you. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st finds you breaking away from a group that no longer serves your interests. It’s possible a romantic or business partner will introduce you to people who have more in common with you. You’ll enjoy forming friendships with fellow innovators. Exploring different ways to express yourself through painting, music, fashion or film will make the closing days of the month highly satisfying.

SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd)

The 6th would be a propitious time for launching a blog, website or podcast, as a Solar Eclipse will attract favourable and encouraging attention. You could get a rave review from a celebrity you’ve never met. Alternatively, you will be offered a publishing or broadcasting contract. Getting paid to talk about your favourite artists, musicians, books and films will be the answer to a prayer. Beware of making hurtful remarks in a public forum. Adopting a positive attitude will attract a loyal following, while a snarky attitude will create fame that is only fleeting. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st brings a satisfying end to a job or public office. This will leave you free to enjoy a relaxing Christmas season. Attending a lavish party will be a great opportunity to show off an eye catching outfit. New Year’s Eve urges you to get a head start on a health regime. Spend the final days of 2018 by cleansing your body of toxins.

Terrific news about your career could arrive on the 6th, thanks to a transformative Solar Eclipse. You could get positive publicity through a newspaper article, television news story or blog. If you’ve recently published some work, the feedback will be enthusiastic. There’s also a chance you’ll be sent on a promotional tour, allowing you to travel widely on an expense account. This experience will give you renewed hope for humanity. The changes ahead will give you a positive outlook that attracts even more good fortune. A Lunar Eclipse on the 21st brings the end to a public position you’ve held. Handing your responsibilities to someone else will cause you to breathe a sigh of relief. At long last, you’ll have the time to lead a healthier lifestyle. Taking more exercise will help you relieve stress and increase your energy level. Think about joining a popular exercise class or learning martial arts.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd-December 21st)

An impressive moneymaking opportunity will arrive on or around the 6th, thanks to an enriching Solar Eclipse. This is a great time to change industries. Working on a commission basis will also be more lucrative than taking a flat salary. At long last, you’ll finally have the money to travel extensively. There’s even a chance you will be given an impressive expense account to go on a series of glamorous business trips. Make sure to put a portion of your salary into a savings account. This will pave the way for long term financial security. On the 21st, a Lunar Eclipse will find you returning from a long journey. You’ll be able to spend Christmas at home with your nearest and dearest. Don’t be surprised if you hear news of an engagement on New Year’s Eve. If you’re the one who is tying the knot, 2019 promises to be one of your most festive years ever.

The Solar Eclipse on the 6th attracts a steady moneymaking opportunity. Being able to increase your income will allow you to satisfy debts and build savings. You’ll even have an opportunity to travel extensively. Although the prospect of holding a steady job doesn’t thrill you, this work will be educational. You’ll become more practical and diligent, which will greatly increase your rate of success. On the 21st, a Lunar Eclipse could mark the return from a trip. Coming home to someone who loves you will give you a new lease on life. Alternatively, you might collect a diploma or publish an article, book or short story. The important thing is that you’ll recognised for your expertise. If someone offers you a teaching job, take it. You’ll enjoy sharing your knowledge with students who enjoy your upbeat attitude and terrific humour. Learning is fun when you’re the one teaching class.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd-January 20th)

You’ll undergo an impressive transformation in the days surrounding the 6th, thanks to a powerful Solar Eclipse. This is the best time of the entire year to get a makeover, update your wardrobe or undergo a cosmetic procedure. Assuming a prominent public role is another possibility. If you’re asked to take the helm of an important organisation, accept. This work will highlight your leadership ability and cultivate tremendous success. The Lunar Eclipse on the 21st brings the end to a power struggle. Arriving at a financial settlement or ending a troubled relationship will cause you to breathe a sigh of relief. You’ll be able to spend Christmas at home with loved ones, enjoying old traditions that make you feel happy, comfortable and secure. New Year’s Eve will be a quiet affair, spent with a few close people who make you excited about 2019. Happily, the focus will move from work to home.

On the 6th, a Solar Eclipse will catapult you into the spotlight. Take this opportunity to go on an audition, interview for a job or enjoy a first date. You’re sure to make a fantastic impression. If you’ve been longing to change your lifestyle, this is the ideal time to do so. Moving from the city to the countryside, adopting a spiritual practice or going into recovery are among the possibilities. Whatever changes you make at the beginning of January, they will be empowering. A Lunar Eclipse on the 21st could bring an end to an intimate relationship. Separating from a controlling person will be scary but rewarding. It will be such a relief to discuss your emotions openly and honestly. You’re tired of walking on eggshells. If a source of unearned income like a legal settlement, insurance refund or dividend comes to an end, don’t worry. You’ll soon find a more rewarding way to pay your bills.

AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th)

The Solar Eclipse on the 6th find you embarking on a spiritual crusade. You’ll have an opportunity to devote more time and energy to activities that make life meaningful. Instead of worrying about money and status, you’ll cultivate contentment through solitary activities like writing, reading or communing with nature. Serving as a silent partner to a prominent executive is also possible. It will be a relief to work behind the scenes, beyond the scrutiny of critics and haters. On the 21st, the Lunar Eclipse will bring an end to a partnership. Being able to go your own way appeals to your independent instincts. Traveling to stay with nearby relatives is a strong possibility at Christmas. You’ll be glad to escape the domestic chores that are always commanding your attention. New Year’s Eve will be a quiet affair, spent recharging your emotional batteries after a busy holiday season. Cuddling with your pets and paramour is preferable to attending a big party.

The opening days of January invite you to rest, relax and recharge your batteries. The Solar Eclipse on the 6th is perfect for taking a solitary vacation. Visiting a secluded mountain retreat, going on a spiritual pilgrimage or spending a few days at your favourite hideaway is strongly advised. Take a break from social media and turn your attention inward. Reconnecting with your intuition will be empowering, allowing you to make important choices requiring courage. On the 21st, a Lunar Eclipse brings an end to a close relationship. Being able to part friends with a former romantic partner or business associate is possible. Once you achieve your freedom, you’ll be able to enjoy hobbies and pursuits you’ve neglected for years. Sign up for a class, join a new social group or attend some lectures. The intellectual stimulating will give you an attractive glow that’s hard to resist. You’re irresistible when your brain is firing on all cylinders.

PISCES (February 20th-March 20th)

The Solar Eclipse on the 6th poses an excellent opportunity to join a political group, professional organisation or creative society. The people you meet through this organisation will cause your star to rise. Someone who appreciates your ability to work with people from all walks of life will recommend you for a job. Take this opportunity to work for a successful company with worldwide respect. A Lunar Eclipse on the 21st causes you to break bad habits and overcome addictions. Do whatever you can to promote radiant health. You’re tired of being held hostage to temptation. Christmas finds you making a splash at a glamorous party. This will be a terrific opportunity to expand your professional network; don’t hesitate to combine pleasure with business. New Year’s Eve is best spent in the company of supportive friends. Surround yourself with people who share your values; they’ll help make your dreams come true in 2019.

Your social circle will undergo dramatic changes at the beginning of January, thanks to a Solar Eclipse on the 6th. If you get an opportunity to join an exclusive club or professional organisation, do it. You’ll meet influential people who can help you both personally and professionally. One of your new friends will help you realise a lifelong dream. Don’t hesitate to ask for favours when you need them. A Lunar Eclipse on the 21st brings the end of a work assignment. After fulfilling your obligation to a client, you’ll be able to move on to bigger and better projects. Competing for a plum position will be more fun than you expect. You’ll enjoy testing your skills against those of a talented rival. If you’ve been working towards a fitness goal, you will achieve it around the end of January. Give yourself a handsome reward for your hard work and diligence.