Mars advances into Taurus on the 11th, and multiplies your determination and talent for follow-through and brings out a stubborn streak at times. It’s okay to push yourself, but resist the urge to do the same with others. Also focus on keeping an open mind. Other viewpoints may be as valid as your own, and you might learn something. Your symbolic solar year begins on the 3rd, with the Good Moon in your sign. Use this fresh start to set your personal direction and specific goals for the year ahead. Pluto, which is favorably aligned with the Good Moon, will give you all the willpower you need to meet and even exceed personal expectations. Set the bar high and pursue your dreams. You’re drawn to other people and they to you when the May 17th Good Moon in Scorpio shines brightly in your solar seventh house. If you’re considering commitment, the lunar energy could trigger wedding plans, as couples delight in togetherness. Professional consultations will also be favorable, but it’s wise to check credentials before hiring anyone. The time around the Good Moon is also favorable if you need someone’s help with a project, because others will be glad to lend a hand. Be sure to socialize that week as you’re likely to connect with fascinating people. Finances begin their annual upswing on the 21st, when the Sun enters Gemini, your solar second house. This influence will be stronger next month, so take time now to update and revise your budget and to analyze your overall financial picture. Then you’ll be prepared to be as thrifty as necessary when the urge to shop arises in June.