Let’s hear it for the Eastern New Year of the mighty Dragon, in which everything seems larger than life and takes on mythic stature. Stupendous successes, spectacular collapses and massive natural catastrophes are all traditionally predicted for this swashbuckling and heroic year. Here’s your weekly horoscope for February 5-11, 2024.
Aquarius, Jan 21 – Feb 19
Like Waterpourers, the Dragon’s a natural pioneer, innovative and independent, but too headstrong and bent on doing things its own way to be sympathetic or nurturing, making this definitely a year for tempering Aquarian gusto with kindness and humility. Let boldness be your friend, but tread gently.
Pisces, Feb 20 – Mar 20
Mutable Pisceans could easily get swept up in grandiose Dragon dreams. But be aware that the tidal momentum of this motivational, inspirational year can take you for a glorious ride, or dump you unceremoniously. That said, stay open to facing new opportunities and experiences with grace and determination.
Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 21
Being passionate, direct and decisive, it’s no surprise the confident Dragon’s flash and dash corresponds to Aries in the Western zodiac: so far, so fabulous. Just one caution though, and it’s significant: don’t be so intent on your forward progress this year that you neglect to protect your rear.
Taurus, Apr 22 – May 21
Methodical, cautious Taurans aren’t likely to go overboard, even in the daring and showy Dragon year, though they could become more flamboyant and dashing, take bigger risks, and venture way past their normal comfort zone. Biggest no-no this year? A dogmatic, inflexible, I know the best attitude.
Gemini, May 22 – Jun 22
The magical Dragon is full of vitality, constantly on the go enthusing and inspiring everyone, surrounded by admirers. But unless this fiery year is contained and not dissipated, its grand plans can go up in smoke. The most rewarding focus for Geminis will be discipline and regularity.
Cancer, Jun 23 – Jul 23
The sometimes pompous and overbearing Dragon isn’t sentimental, romantic or caring about whose sensitivities it offends. The good news is that its unsinkable buoyancy could lift and disperse this year’s periods of Cancerian pessimism while inviting your inner entertainer out to play.
Leo, Jul 24 – Aug 23
Majestic and dazzling, Dragon’s a born leader: charismatic and demanding, whose presence and magnetism can attract spectacular good fortune. Or, for those Leos straying into its negative qualities of being headstrong, stubborn and wilful, calamitous losses, so for a successful year, keep the ego in check.
Virgo, Aug 24 – Sep 23
Not bothering with trivialities and small stuff, the daring and ambitious Dragon rushes in where angels fear to tread. So you may have already guessed that this makes for a year in which your sterling Virgoan virtues of attention to detail and perusal of the fine print will be absolutely invaluable.
Libra, Sep 24 – Oct 23
Providing you can manage to stay stable and reasonably unspooked by the Dragon year’s dramatic fireworks, your Libran skills of tact and diplomacy – negotiating, conciliating and resolving conflicts – are likely to be in big demand, and you Venusians premium peacemakers during this tempestuous year.
Scorpio, Oct 24 – Nov 22
The Dragon is a powerful force, but not a subtle one – nor is it cunning, contained or particularly interested in keeping secrets. So, wily ones, if you can direct this tremendous and intense energy towards projects that benefit the greater good, this will definitely be a year to remember.
Sagittarius, Nov 23 – Dec 21
The direct and forthright Dragon, like your Sagittarian self, operates best when devoted to a goal or working for a committed cause, so this year’s set to keep your inner fires stoked on that special mission or project. Your personal challenge? Staying open to differing or opposing viewpoints.
Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 20
The Dragon has high standards and thinks big – just like a Capricorn. But it’s also imperious, impetuous and uncontrolled, so if you’re tempted to splash out and take a big risk this year, know that while Dragon fortunes can be enormous, failures could be on a similarly grand scale.