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A fascinating legal case inspired him to quit his law practice to pursue his first love: film. The rest is history. Perhaps best known for writing and directing Academy Award winning, Totsi, this week we wish South Africa’s Gavin Hood many happy returns.

Taurus: 20 April -20 May

A strong desire to accomplish something truly significant puts our Bull in a reflective mood this week. If frustration trumps productivity right now, trust that the creative impetus is building and let your nesting instinct take over.

Gemini: 21 May - 20 June

Our Butterfly is inclined to proceed with caution during this week’s to-ings and fro-ings. Do reach out for wise counsel but feel free to retreat to the cocoon where the dreams for your next chapter are still incubating.

Cancer: 21 June - 22 July 

Travelling to reconnect with old friends and colleagues puts a smile on Moonchild’s face and a spring in your step, regardless of the season. The conversations alone will help to stabilise your sense of purpose and thoughts about the future.

Leo: 23 July - 22 August

Reassessing your professional status and public image are part of this Mercury retrograde cycle for our Lioness. Balance the desire for financial security with reconnecting to the foundation on which your creative work is built.

Virgo: 23 August - 22 September 

The sensory experiences of traveling afar infuse our Perfectionist with new perspectives on what makes life beautiful. Now that you’re back on home turf, attracting additional resources depends on sharing those insights.

Libra: 23 September - 22 October 

For our darling Libran who’s involved in development work, courting benefactors and foundations as potential funding partners for your organisation may be on your schedule.  Refrain from over-stating your needs.

Scorpio 23 October – 21 November 

Check in with your financial instincts this week, Phoenix, and while you’re at it, reconnect with the various partnerships you’ve established with colleagues and associations to make sure relational foundations are on solid ground.

Sagittarius: 22 November - 21 December

There’s a bigger pool of optimism available now that your ruling planet is in forward motion, Phoenix. Ok, ok, things are proceeding at a snail’s pace, so if your attitude needs to be reined in, touch base with a wise someone from afar.

Capricorn: 22 December - 20 January  

Despite not having a clue about the future, it’s amazing how you keep your nose to the grindstone, dear Goat,. This week the continuity of life is affirmed when you pause to smell the flowers and play with the children.

Aquarius: 21 January - 19 February   

Intimate one-to-one time with old friends brings our Visionary a sense of stability this week. Good food, good wine, and good company cause the stories to flow. The essential ingredient though is feeling at home where ever you are.

Pisces: 20 February - 20 March

Get ready for another round of interviews, Mermaid. If you’re serious about a position with authority, demonstrate your ability to be a resourceful, responsible, visionary leader who knows how to deal with drama queens.

Aries: 21 March - 19 April  

Why are you valued by the team, dear Ram? You don’t sweat the small stuff, you’ve got an uplifting disposition, a commitment to do what’s right and an essential understanding of the dynamic and creative nature of change. Get it?

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