(April 20 May 20)

Your birthday will bring about a profound transformation. After months of introspection, you’ll feel liberated and in tune with your needs. The best part? The new you will seize the right opportunities, get more out of your relationships and finally be better appreciated at work. But be patient—these helpful planets will only be passing through your sign at the end of the month.

Your Taurus-season read of the month, brought to you by Simon & Schuster Canada: Taurus, with your unique combination of traits—hard-working, practical and romantic—you’ll relate to the heroine in Genevieve Graham’s Bluebird. Adele Savard is a First World War volunteer nurse who finds herself on the front lines tending to wounded soldiers—and falls in love with one of them. One hundred years later, her story intersects with that of lonely museum curator Cassie as she solves a mystery.

(May 21 June 20)

Are you looking desperately for true love? If you’re on the verge of giving up, maybe it’s time to take the advice of Rumi, the great Persian poet, and try to identify all the barriers you’ve erected within yourself that prevent love from entering your life. Think about it….

(June 21 – July 22)

You should buy a lottery ticket. With all the luck that’s been chasing you lately, especially on the financial side, this is a message from the heavens. Make an offer on your dream home, convince a loved one to back your project, make a bold investment—you won’t regret it.

(July 23 – August 22)

Venus, mistress of love, is making eyes at you, but it seems the rest of the planets have left you in the lurch this month. This is actually a good thing because you can finally devote yourself entirely to that special someone and your loved ones.

(August 23 – September 22)

You’re having a wonderful spring filled with harmony, shared moments and serenity. The beginning of summer won’t disappoint you either. Make the most of it and revel in the happiness of life and the pleasure of being surrounded by good people who have no ulterior motives.

(September 23 – October 22)

Unable to make a decision and stick to it? Here’s some good news: Mercury in Gemini will give you a clearer picture of what’s going on and help you settle on a plan. Meanwhile, Venus in Aries pushes you very gently to act so you can move forward in an enlightened way.

(October 23 – November 21)

Toward the end of the month, things will start moving in a good direction thanks to the influence of the planets in Taurus. It’s time for you to bloom! While things won’t move forward without a few aches and pains, remember that some losses are necessary—even liberating.

(November 22 – December 21)

Great mood, bottomless energy, quick wit, fiery charisma… You’re simply glowing! Nothing and no one can resist you. So how do you make the most of this? The great altruist in you will say that others should benefit from the good things happening to you. Listen to that voice!

(December 22 – January 19)

It’s going to be a strange month. On the one hand, you’ll feel supported, solid on your feet and grounded in reality. On the other, you’ll feel like you’re lacking the drive to move forward. But is that so bad? Listen to yourself and follow your rhythm. Even if it’s slow, it will carry you along in its own way.

(January 20 – February 18)

It looks like you put your foot in your mouth. It happens to everyone. Are you going to mope around, avoiding the person you’ve hurt? I wouldn’t recommend it. Instead, apologize sincerely and without expecting anything in return. Learn from it, and move on.

(February 19 – March 20)

You’re craving a change of scenery, a change of perspective and a change of decor. It doesn’t matter if you can’t immediately jump into the getaway car—a vacation also happens in its dreaming and planning phases. You can also improvise, shake up your habits, take a risk every day and say ciao to your routine!

(March 21 April 19)

With the exhilarating union of Venus (planet of seduction) and Jupiter (planet of abundance) in your sign, it’s time to open your heart to new encounters. One of them will thrill you in no small way. Already in love? Express your desire openly, whatever it may be. Your partner will surprise you.