Tuesday, 30 April 2019

MAY 2019 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR SUN SIGN HOROSCOPES


So Uranus (anti establishment /awakening/enlightenment/shock) now firmly in Taurus (the earth, its resources/security and infrastructure) has certainly made itself and its new wakeup call heard.

Climate breakdown issues are top headlines, courtesy of ardent, peaceful activists, Extinction Rebellion, David Attenborough, school strikes, and one pioneering 16 year old, Greta Thunberg, who are really now coming together in timely fashion to shout out the truth and who are no longer going to tolerate the passive attitude and the lack of willingness to take serious action, within the prevailing political and economic establishment.  Taurus connects with our value system and what makes us feel secure; and Uranus now in that sign for the next 7 years, is awakening us to the fact that all the money/growth and greed in the world in the prevailing system, is not going to make us secure, when the current trajectory of ecocide and the collapse of our climate is now such an existential threat to our very survival… and coming soon.  In fact it is that very system of the unthinking and obsessive worship of eternal economic growth, that has brought us to this place. The much-increased rise of veganism is all part of the realisation about the contribution of excessive meat production to climate change. Uranus in Taurus (the bull)

People from all generations are now consciously or instinctively seeing that global systemic values have to change fundamentally, if we are to offer a tolerable future to the burgeoning generations.

The whole Brexit issue is a sideshow, when compared to the big global picture. Fiddling while Rome burns could not be a more apt phrase. Uranus is nothing, if not a shocker of a wakeup call and very unpredictable. The earth will indeed over the next 7 years experience geophysical, climate change related events, that certainly will shock and truly awaken us to our plight… and jump start us, out of total necessity, into change and technological progress (Uranus) to offset what we can, before it is way beyond possible to do so. Technology has to become the friend of our planet and its people, not the exploiter and destroyer. Money usage (Taurus too) has also to be fundamentally rethought.  Inequality within humanity is now rife economically on our planet, as is the terrifying inequality between our ruthless consumerist wants; and the dwindling resources/ health /sustainability needs of our home; planet earth. Uranus brings rebellion against those injustices… but only after undeniable very significant and alarming wake up- calls..

We have forgotten to discriminate between what we want and what we need. The planet cannot sustain our greed, but it can sustain our need, when we have respect for our earthly home, humility, reflection and careful planning. Rampant capitalism has a lot to answer for when it comes to encouraging our excessive material desires and exploiting our personal insecurities.

The old Cree Indian prophecy, is totally pertinent “When the last tree is felled, the last fish is caught, and the last stream is poisoned, only then will we realise that we cannot eat money”

The astrology speaks loud and clear.

There are two extremes of protest going on in many countries. One is the rightful desire to redress blatant economic inequality. This anger has fuelled the desire to re empower the individual and also the borders of the nation, and it is felt that this can only be enabled by taking back control and breaking the current status quo of the establishment and importantly it has fed a mood of anti globalisation, which is seen as a threat. An anti establishment, strong, nationalist leader is sought, who will break rules if necessary, in order to do this.  Strong national identity has become a main motivation for many, in terms of a form of tribalism.

This desire for re empowerment of the individual and the feeling of the need to regain the mood of a perceived glorious past, so as to reimbue pride in a nation and its people, has manifested in the rise of extremist nationalism/populism. This started as a strong eruptive energy around 8 years ago, fed then by Uranus moving into Aries (ego identity and individual assertion).  

The other more recent protest, which has been stimulated by Uranus leaving Aries in March and committing then to Taurus, for the coming aprox. 7 years, is a more existential one.  This strongly motivated protest movement is caused, as outlined in the first paragraph, by collective insecurity and fact based fear about the breakdown of the infrastructure of our planet earth (Taurus) creating a rebellion against the abuse of the whole prevailing global value system, in terms of its now increasingly visible eruptive fall out for the whole earth, and therefore for all our lives.

The former protest movement wants to claim for example, ownership of land and seas as personal territory to be exploited/controlled only by the “country of ownership”, whereas the latter movement want to see the want countries to claim responsibility for the land and oceans of all the planet, so they can all be internationally environmentally cared for by all.

A coming together of nations for collective action and responsibility is sensed as vital, with no boundaries, (Neptune in Pisces) when it comes to the stewardship and very survival of our earthly home.

Both protests are a response to a betrayal of trust by the establishment, but only one addresses the long-term survival of the very infrastructure of the planet, and that is where Neptune has now strongly also raised his profile.

Neptune is indeed currently very powerful in his own home sign of Pisces and is now seriously at work in our collective unconscious (Neptune). The power of the soul is at its peak with this position, as is the sense of oneness with all nature and our connection with it.  All children born between February 2012 and April 2025 have this placement in their birth charts. They will be a whole different bunch of souls, with a whole different value system and who will rightly look back in horror, if they are enabled, at the value system held over the last century or so and it’s prevailing lack of connection with our responsibility to our planet and its creatures.  

Pluto (big power; use or misuse) is still in Capricorn (since 2007 till 2025) and is now combining his energy with Saturn (karma) now also in Capricorn, (Saturn’s natural home sign). Both are now in the last decan, i.e. last 10 degrees of the sign.

Capricorn is the sign of traditional economic and political establishments and structure, relating to status and power. This decan relates to important karmic lessons and fallout resulting from too much emphasis on, or abuse of this value system, and Pluto certainly is now showing the cracks and flaws in our political and especially our economic establishment, where abuse has occurred, not least by globalised corporations and their influence on governments. Also massive and totally unjustified economic inequality has trundled on unimpeded..

Systemic breakdown is palpably in the air. This is totally about the much-underestimated principle of hubris and nemesis, (Shakespeare’s work was a great exemplifier of this truth) a phenomenon that has recurred within power bases throughout history, but never on such a globalised and ecological scale as now. This coming together of these two powerful planets (Saturn and Pluto) is quite string now and last month, but truly culminates in December 2019 and January/February 2020, after building for many months in the background

The powerful impact of these two planets on Trumps birth chart then, is very significant. Karma and endings will be very much in the air… Issues that have been haunting him last month and this month will have resurfaced powerfully and decisively by the end of February 2020.  If he survives that, he has evaded all the normal human lessons and journeys… proving something quite disturbing about him and indeed the US constitution.

Days this month globally that are tricky are around the 9/10th when Venus squares Pluto, a time of some potential financial shocks and around the 5/6th when Mars opposes Jupiter, when reckless adventurism and large but delicate egos are unleashed.  Around the 8th, when Mercury conjuncts Uranus, communications/news have the potential to shock us, but also some groundbreakings ideas and breakthroughs in technology are possible.

Around the full Moon in powerful Scorpio on the 18th Venus also conjuncts Uranus, so unexpected truths are likely to be revealed, that have an element of a significant, powerful exposure, relating to an ongoing issue.


 
ARIES

Mercury in your sign before the 6th will create an extra desire for communication for all born after April 9th.  Just be sure that you listen to others, as well as speak.  

After the 21st, for all born up to April 12th, your insight will be sharp and your versatile knowledge, for which your sign is known, will be easily expressed and accessed.  

Fortunately, before the 15th, Venus is also going through your sign, which means that all April born Aries will have an extra dimension of love and affection and charm added to their personas and their lives.  

Mars, your ruler, travels through Gemini before the 16th, bringing for all born after April 10th an assertiveness that is constructive and driven. Thought and action coordinate well; and your ability to argue your case is indisputable.  

Jupiter is in a very positive place for all Aries currently and from Sagittarius he is bringing great confidence and expansion, this month particularly for those born April 10th to 16th.  For this group travel, internationalism and study is all very well aspected and philosophical stances gives you an advantageous view on life.  Legal issues also are favourable.  

However, Saturn is also challenging, from Capricorn, the Suns of those born April 9th to 12th.  For this group stresses to do with work are the most likely.  Tiredness and a feeling of endless responsibilities are likely and blocks and delays are there to demand that you are discriminating in what you have to do and you step up to the plate when necessary.

 Pluto is still squaring up to the suns of those born April 12th-15th. For this group this is a time of inner struggles about direction and identity and also others may be reacting to this quality in you and a a result be controlling obstructive in some way .. Be conscious and always have a clear conscience.  


TAURUS

This is your birthday month and therefore there is a kind of desire to shine.  

After the 6th, Mercury in your sign will bring for all of you extra communication vigour.  Writing and insight will be enhanced.  

Also, after the 15th, when Venus moves into your sign, this augurs well from a romantic point of view and from an affections point of view for all born up to May 11th.  It will also enhance appearances and your ability to attract and give warmth and affection.

Mars from Cancer, after the 16th, will also add a frisson of constructive assertiveness for all born up to April 30th.  Your directness and accuracy of communication and action brings constructive progress.  

Saturn is demanding hard work and action that this incredibly constructive if born May 9th to 12th.  Dutiful, travel and hard work, relating to study and possibly legal issues are achieved with thoroughness and effectiveness.  

Uranus of course is now in your sign.  This once every 84-year visitation is significant and directly affects now those born April 22nd to 26th.

Many of you were feeling this in summer 2018 and now it really is under way as energy.  Change, restlessness, excitement, some disruption and unpredictability that can be uncomfortable, but which is ultimately liberating is being strongly felt.  It needs to be understood and lived with.

 Neptune is creating now a stronger emotional response to issues in a compassionate way for those born May 8th-10th . Extra creative gifts are also yours and need acknowledged.. Sensitivity and spiritual issues are to the fore. 

Pluto is empowering those born May around May 15th (in a rare every 124 year transit) with a sense of implicit destiny and sense of determination and opportunity to be heard and effective. Use this power for the greater good.. Motive is all.


GEMINI

Before the 6th, if born after June 10th, your leadership abilities are powerful and your advice given to others and indeed received, particularly from friends is also to be valued.  

After the 21st, all born up to June 13th will also find that your mind is absolutely full-on, absorbing as much information and giving out much, but beware of being a jack of all knowledge, rather than a master of none; and listen to others.  

Mars is in your sign, powerfully before the 16th, bringing for all born after June 11th a great deal of assertion and determination, energy and competitive spirit.  Just ensure that this does not turn into over-assertiveness or even aggressiveness, but leadership skills are strong. 

Jupiter, in your opposite sign Sagittarius, has moved to exactly oppose the Suns of those born June 11th to 16th.  For this group travel is a very strong possibility, but also over-expansion and over-confidence, particularly when it comes to relationships and others may draw you into extravagance or foolish risks.  A good time can be had, provided care is there and that you read the small print.  

Neptune is however sounding a very subtle word of caution for all those born around June 9th to 11th.  There is a potential for over-idealism or selective perception when it comes to work in particular, but it also in terms of other people being maybe less than straight with you. Avoid all deceptions or deceptive circumstances and check everything and everybody out carefully, but the arts ands communing with nature in a more spiritual dimension can be strong, as are your emotions.  


CANCER

Uranus, newly in Taurus, is bringing for all born June 24th to 27th, a new sense of awakening and enlightening and a detachment that gives you a humanitarian and ideological drive and passion.  You want to look at the big picture and express in your life a desire to make changes in your own life and indeed on behalf of other people as well.  Technology may play a significant part.  

Before the 6th, if born after July 11th, be conscious of misunderstandings or not listening properly, particularly in your professional context.  

Before the 21st, if born after June 28th, wisdom and good advice can be given and received, particularly in your friendship groups. 

Before the 15th, all of you born after July 4th need to be a little careful of a little bit of sycophancy at work.  Avoid hypocrisy.

After the 15th, all born up to July 13th can enjoy warmth, support and affection in their social life particularly, and you give back the same. 

Mars moves into your own sign on the 16th, bringing for all born up to July 3rd a boost to energy, drive, ambition and determination and also competitive spirit.  This is excellent, provided it doesn’t tip into over-assertion.  

Saturn, of course, is still in your opposite sign of Capricorn and has now moved to affect all born July 11th to 14th.  This once every 30-year opposition is quite trying, because it brings blocks, restrictions and obligations and duties, particularly emanating from other people’s demands.  Only you can decide whether they are valid duties etc.  Others can be teachers but they can also be oppressive.  Look after your health as well as you need more rest than usual.

Neptune is however happily instilling those born around July11th with a sense of creative stimulations and increased emotional sensitivity to others and the planet. Idealism is strong and the longing to escape mundanity too. The sea attracts.

 However Pluto is now powerfully challenging to those born around July 15th. For this group this a need to be aware of the coercive power of others and to walk away from others abuse of power and don’t sink to the same behaviour as them. Intense experiences are in the air as are potential endings, which will have a fated sense about them. Be conscious of your inner powers of intensity of feelings, so you can guide them wisely


 LEO

Uranus, newly in Taurus, is bringing for those born July 25th to 29th a feeling of some shift, change and restlessness and unpredictability, particularly to do with your all public standing and status.  You felt this in the summer of 2018 and now it really is hitting you hard.

Relationships may be a source of some uncertainty but a need to shift and change direction in some way, either within or without, is being flagged up, which will ultimately be liberating.  

Before the 6th, if born after August 11th, your ability to excel academically and to have excellent communications when travelling or staying in other countries or alternatively in legal issues, are underlined.  

However, after the 6th, you will all need to be aware that you need to listen very carefully to information received and check information that is given, is thorough and understood, particularly professionally.  

After the 21st, if born up to August 15th, social life and leadership skills are enhanced by your ability to engage well in communications with others and you receive wise words too.

Before the 15th, all born after August 4th may be able to link love with other countries or even with further studies, but travel and holidays are certainly enhanced.  

Jupiter is bringing for those born August 13th to 18th the joy of life and love and creativity.


VIRGO

After the 6th, all of you may find there is a certain feeling of advancement in you intellectual pursuits; and travel and learning go hand in hand as well. Your judgement is sound. 

After the 21st, for all born up to September 14th just check on detail at work.  Don’t assume you understand everything or that others understand everything.

After the 15th, if born up to September 14th, Venus in Taurus brings a great link between romance and travel and indeed possibly romance and study.

Before the 16th, however, all born after September 14th need to be wary of impatience, intolerance, over-perfectionism and over-assertion, particularly at work, either from others to you or vice versa.  Irritability is not going to help. 

However, after the 16th, if born up to September 2nd, your energy is calm, constructive and productive, particularly when working in a group situation.  

Jupiter is currently squaring your sign from Sagittarius, suggesting that all born September 13th to 18th are feeling a little on the unusually over-extravagant or over-confident side and spending a little too much or indulging too much on the home and family front and needs caution.  

However, Saturn is now bringing appropriate caution to all born September 12th to 15th.  He is bringing reality checks that are useful and constructive work and tireless determination in all matters relating to love, creativity and children’s issues.  

Uranus, now in Taurus, is also excellent news for all born August 25th to 29th.  Long distance issues and legal issues are liberating in some way, as indeed is philosophy and higher study.  You are being awoken to higher consciousness.  Enjoy. 

However, if born around September 11th to 13th, Neptune is now bringing a distinct possibility of over-idealisation of relationships, rose coloured spectacles, martyrdom, or even slight deception from others.  Emotion is strong.

If born around September 16th/17th, Pluto is empowering romance and creativity and all issues round offspring.. Courage and effectiveness is yours, as is a sense of no choice purpose in your life


LIBRA

Before the 6th, if born after October 12th, Mercury in your solar 7th house is bringing a district need for important communications with others in close relationships.  You learn well and you teach well. 

After the 21st if born up to October 14th, your intellect is particularly sharp.  Study, travel and wisdom go hand in hand very positively.

Venus, in your opposite sign of Aries until the 15th is also bringing for all born after October 5th, an increase in love input and others are prepared to show favours and affection and you give the same.  

Mars is also on your side before the 16th, if born after October 13th. Once again, travel is identified as a very energised input in your life and determination is legal issues and in study is very much to your advantage. 

However, after the 16th, if born up to October 4th, be wary about over-ambition or over-assertion, particularly in your work place.  Others will also be on your case.  

Jupiter is well disposed towards those born October 13th to 18th.  He brings confidence, opportunity, wisdom and expansion of horizons successfully to your door.  

However, Saturn is less kindly disposed now to the small group born October 12th to 15th.  Rather challenging issues to do with home or family may be in the ether and you may be feeling tired and life feels a little bit like an uphill struggle.  Face facts, step up to the plate and be pragmatic… You will get deferred gratification.  

Finally, Pluto is challenging the lives of those born October 15th to 17th. Avoid coercion and don’t be coerced, but know that certain endings of chapters within or without, are in the air. 


SCORPIO

Relationships figure strongly in your life and after the 6th all of you may spend much of your month benefiting enormously from intellectual exchange and communication clear-ups.  

After the 15th, when Venus is in your solar 7th house, all born up to November 13th will feel the power of love, mutually given and received, strongly. 

Mars, in Cancer after the 16th, will also give a boost to all those born up to November 3rd in the context of determination that is constructive, connected to long distance issues, legal issues and higher learning.  Your Scorpio determination is in success mode. 

Saturn, however, is a brake, but a very intelligent brake, on the energies of those born November 11th to 14th.  He is bringing wisdom and responsibility of action; loyalty, duty and perseverance which is ultimately successful.

Uranus, however, now in your opposite sign of Taurus, will remind you of what you were feeling last summer if born specifically October 25th to 29th, thee is a sense of some disruption or unpredictability in relationships, possibly being brought to your door by a partner.   There may be bringing the very change that is needed, but might be initially felt as uncomfortable.   Change is in the background for approximately another year, but it is awakening.  

Neptune is hugely inspiring to those born around Novembe11th. Empathy and sensitivity, particularly creatively in the arts, in your emotions and around children is underlined and the power of love life is strong. 

Finally, Pluto, for those born November 15th to 17th, is really bringing insight and power to perceptions and communications in a controlled and intelligent manner. You are very forensic in your analysis. This is a rare and constructive visitation. 


SAGITTARIUS

Jupiter in your sign is now in his every twelve-year visitation, particularly enhancing the lives of those born December 14th to 17th.  For this group, travel, internationalism, confidence, growth, luck and at the very least, protection is very powerful. 

After the 21st, all born up to December 14th can enjoy real breakthroughs in communication with those close to you.  

Before the 15th, if born after December 4th, children, the creative arts and love life are very rewarding.

Mars however is in your opposite sign before the 16th, is bringing for all born after December 13th a sense of some potential enmity or challenge from others, which may be provoked by your own projected attitude.  Be prepared to defend yourself.  

Neptune has now moved to 18 degrees Pisces, affecting all born December 10th to 12th.  This square to your sun is accelerating your emotional sensitivity and your creativity and also your emotionalism, your escapist instincts and hypersensitive reactions.  Try and keep grounded and see clearly, particularly to do with domestic, real estate and family matters.  Check the small print as well. 


CAPRICORN

Saturn, in your sign, has moved now to directly affect those born January 9th to 12th. This once every 30-year conjunction brings stresses, strains and hard work, but ultimately important lessons in growth and pragmatism, as your ruling planet is doing his bit.  Obligations and duties are yours and learning curves are too, which ultimately you’re thankful for, but take care of your body and get plenty of rest too. 

After the 6th, you will all find that your creative skills, particularly communications and writing are enhanced; and communications with those whom you love and children are also useful.  

After the 15th, all born up to January 11th are in particular party mood. Love life, enjoyment, happiness and indulgence are welcome and underlined.  

Mars moves into your opposite sign however on the 16th, directly opposing the suns of those born up to the 1st January.  For this group, expect some confrontation or challenge from other people and be careful that you aren’t the author of this mood.  Assertiveness in relationships is assured.  

Uranus, now in Taurus, is currently very good news for all born December 24th to 28th.  As last summer, there is a feeling of liberation, freedom and there is a need for that. Also there is a sense of looking outside the box, particularly creatively, romantically and in connection with offspring issues and a need for enjoyment that is inspiring is triggered and your big picture understanding is liberating.  

Neptune is very helpful now if born around January 9th.  He is adding emotional sensitivity to your thinking; empathy creativity and compassion is powerful and can be usefully exploited and much appreciated by others. 

Finally, Pluto, still in your sign of course, is now directly hitting the suns of those born January 12th to 14th.  This can be a life-changing period of empowerment, transformation, regeneration and a phoenix out of the ashes and your destiny is underlined.  Do not abuse that power.  You are the steward, not the owner of it. 


AQUARIUS

Now Uranus has moved into Taurus, he is currently squaring the suns of those born January 22nd to 26th.  As last summer, there may be restlessness and a desire for change, particularly on the domestic front. This is strong as Uranus is your Sun ruler. Do not be impulsive, but know change is in the air.  It is awakening now your unique individuality and your gifts, but let change happen gradually.  Don’t push the river. 

Mercury before the 6th is, for those born after February 8th, bringing extra insights and communication skills.  

After the 6th, you all need to be aware of ensuring clarity of communication with family.

After the 21st, if born before February 11th, your creative and communication skills to do with the arts and in love life and with children are enhanced.  

Before the 15th, all born after February 1st, are able to add heart to brain and your charms are convincing.

After the 15th, if born up to February 10th, be careful of over-indulgence and over-expansion, particularly domestically. 

Before the 16th, Mars is very supportive of all born after February 9th. He brings a competitive and assertive mood, in a very constructive and successful way, particularly creatively and in love life, for you all. 

Jupiter, sextiling the suns now of those born February 9th to 14th, is bringing leadership skills, a boost to your goals; and friendships help you flourish and you do the same for others.  Your humanitarian focus and abilities are admirable, as is your intelligence in handling others. 


PISCES

Uranus, now in Taurus is good news for Pisces, particularly now if born February 22nd to 25th, as there is a sense, as last summer, that your intuition and big picture insight and eureka moments are strong, as is your thinking.  Technology and attraction to the new and innovative is suggested as very advantageous.  Emotions are tempered by intuitive objectivity  

Neptune is now extremely strong in your sign and this once every 84-year visitation is now powerful for those born around March 9th.  An excess of emotionalism, idealisms, spirituality and creativity is yours.  Use it wisely and well and do not let it make you over-emotional, escapist, over-sensitive or potentially unrealistic about what is possible.  Avoid all deceptive circumstances, but music and the sea are a divine healing power for you. 

Pluto is also very positive now for those born March 12th to 15th.  Your ability to be a leader in groups and to empower yourself and others in goals, with your insight, sense of destiny and determination is tangible. Friends are beneficial and can empower you too somehow and vice versa.  

After the 6th, you will all have excellent intellectual acumen and your words get heard and are appreciated. 

After the 15th, if born up to March 11th, you combine love with intellect perfectly in your communications and you can create peace and charm.  

Before the 16th be wary if born after March 10th, of being a bit of a bull in a china shop at home, where assertiveness from self or other people or irritation from or with them is possible.  

After the 16th, if born up to March 1st, your energies in love life, creativity and the arts are very productive.  

If born March 10th to 15th, be careful of over-doing, over-reaching, over-expanding and biting off more than you can chew or being over-confident, particularly in career.  

Finally Saturn now in your solar 11th house is creating a sense of duty , maturity and constructivity in your heartfelt goals and joint projects, especially when for the greater good .. Hard work really is rewarding and pays off.  


 

Sunday, 31 March 2019

APRIL 2019 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR SUN SIGN HOROSCOPE


Mercury moved direct at the end of last month (having been retrograde since March 5th and opposing Theresa May’s natal Mercury)… heralding a sense of movement forward and some clear trajectory has to emerge (positive or negative) for individuals and in certain global issues…

The Brexit total chaos we see now will fade during this month (but then the real fallout will commence when decisions are made). Theresa May started to feel much relieved late last month when Jupiter started to trine her Venus, allowing her to decide to lift the stress, by choosing to try to step down from being PM. Try, being the operative word

Pluto is squaring the ascendant of England’s chart currently (every aprox 124 years), which represents the death/break down of a constitution/system and a protracted political/systemic/economic crisis, which will last several years. Other nations will not be so accommodating as supposed.  Serious power struggles and ruthless ones will be evident in our country, both in government, within the population and potentially with other nations. 

Also, Neptune, has since last May, been opposing England’s natal Saturn position and will continue to do so over the coming year. (This happens every once every 165 years). This is very undermining in terms of a dissolving of our global status and solidity and indeed slowly undermines our basic political system and old established structures.  This dissolving however can ultimately, after a long period of being lost and uncertain, lead to a restructuring in a way that allows a better value system and a necessary and fated change of consciousness, but it is a long, insecure and confusing ride.

We will come to realise how much we have been blindly fiddling while Rome burns.

Uranus (unpredictable change and shocks) is now established in Taurus and the shifts on our planet will be manifest, notably by significant, scary unpredictability in the power of nature, not least as a result of human interference and use of science and technology (Uranus) with natural atmospheric energies and ecosystems (Taurus). The structure of economies and how we use money (Taurus) will start to also be revolutionised.

Pluto now moved to 23 degrees of Capricorn is very significant for the USA and Trump.  It opposes his natal Saturn and starts to oppose the USA Mercury. Crisis is in the air and despite a seeming exoneration recently relating to Trumps link to Russian collusion, forces are clearly circling astrologically in Trumps chart relating to a significant threat to his position (Pluto opposition his Saturn, only every 248 years). Enforced change is indicated in his working life. Security and continuity is undermined. This is suggested and in the air in his chart this month and next, but it returns with a vengeance at the very beginning of next year… when it is also significantly reinforced by a simultaneous Saturn transit opposing his natal Saturn.

Between the 20th and 25th this month, when the Sun is conjunct Uranus, the chances of geophysical disturbances are high; e.g. earthquakes, extreme storms, volcanic eruptions etc and around the 12th –16th is a potentially dangerous time socio-politically, when force and explosive abuse of power in geopolitics is strongly suggested.

Between the 25th and 29th of April, Mars squares up to Neptune. This indicates that confusion, slight of hand and smoke and mirrors are very likely going to prevail in many areas of life and global concerns.

The full Moon on the 19th falls at 29 degrees of Libra and the New Moon falls on the 5th at 15 degrees of Aries.  Full moons equate to culminations and finalisations in some way, and the new Moon equates to the initiation of the new.


 
ARIES

This is your month so it is in theory a time to shine and indeed after the 17th, Mercury in your sign for all born up to April 10th, will find their communications skills and their desire to communicate will be powerful.  Just remember to listen as well as talk.

Also, Venus, after the 20th, will, for all born up to April 3rd, be bringing extra charm to your appearances.  Warmth and love you attract and you give and your creative skills are enhanced too. 

Mars, now in Gemini is also giving intelligent energy and drive to all born up to April 11th.  Your ability to communicate with convincing ardour and constructive intelligence, which gets admired, is underlined and your actions and your mind work very well together. 

Jupiter is excellent now for those born April 13th to 16th.  Trining your Sun, he is bringing the opportunities for growth and travel, particularly international benefits and also academic gains as well.  A feeling of big picture wisdom, understanding and optimism is yours. 

However, Saturn is creating a very different energy for those born April 9th to 12th.  This square to your Sun currently is bringing some stresses and strains and some obligations and hard work that you may be reluctant to face up to in your career.  Doubts about your career direction are strong.  Make sure it isn’t lack of confidence that’s the problem.  Be patient, not exactly your greatest asset. 

Pluto is now, as last month squaring the Suns of those born April 13th to 15th.  This once every 124-year hit can feel quite onerous.  Power struggles within yourself and at work can be problematic.  Keep patient and draw boundaries round abusive power.


TAURUS

Before the 17th Mercury, for those born after May 3rd is advising you to bear in mind that you get very good advice and give very good advice to friends and when in a leadership role your intellect is admired.

Before the 20th, for all born after April 27th, Venus is creating an atmosphere of love and cooperation from others and friendship and love can interchange.  You are popular.

Saturn is challenging, in a very constructive way now, for those born May 8th to 12th.  His trine to your Sun is basically saying step up to the plate and get on with it.  This is positive and the work that you do and the discipline that you have and maturity will bring you gains later and you gain admiration. Travel for work or for duty is particularly significant and constructive.

Uranus, now in your sign for the next seven years, is currently directly hitting those born April 21st to 23rd.  For this group there is an internal undeniable feeling of restlessness and the need for change and disruption is in the air, possibly from outside factors.  Career and status issues are challenged, but above all you want to express uniquely whom you truly are and not be held down by habit or mere security issues. 

Neptune however is really inspiring the lives of those born May 7th to 9th.  Your creative and spiritual side and your emotional side is very much to the fore; and caring and nurturing for those who need you is underlined in a very positive way. 

Pluto meanwhile totally empowers those born May 14th to 16th.  Long distance, academic issues and your wisdom really put you on the map. 


GEMINI

Before the 17th, if born after June 3rd, ensure that there is complete truthfulness between you and others at work.  Misunderstanding or being economical with the truth on your or on others’ parts, can be problematic. 

However, after the 17th, if born up to June 10th, your communications are direct and forthright and there are leadership skills. 

Before the 20th, if born after May 27th, there is a simultaneous need to beware that excessive charm may not always get you what you want and could even land you in trouble.  Be honest and realistic in your career situation. 

Mars however is in your sign this month, directly emphasising the energies of those born up to June 12th.  Ambition and drive is certainly strong – just ensure it doesn’t tip into self-assertion.

Jupiter is now opposing the Suns of those born June 14th to 17th, bringing good times, optimism but possibly over-confidence and over-expectation of other people and beware other people tempting you to bite off more than you can chew or encouraging unwise action. However  with moderation and care, good times can roll,  it is particularly good for travel and relationships can indeed be very expansive, possibly a little too much so.

Neptune warns those born June 8th to 10th that there is now a tendency for others to be less than honest, again particularly connected to work and your ideals about work may be over emphasised, which can bring a sort of divine discontent.  Check everything out. 


CANCER

Before the 17th, if born after July 5th, your ability and aptitude academically is outstanding and your communication skills are impressive with their wisdom and you can get good news from long distance sources and travel is very beneficial. 

However, after the 17th if born up to July 12th there is a different mood, where misunderstandings are very possible at work.  Check the small print.

Before the 20th however, for all born after June 29th there is definitely a feeling of love being in the air, but it may be linked to other countries and a love of study can all be part of the picture. 

After the 20th, Venus moves into Aries, suggesting that for all born up to July 5th may note that their charms at work are successful, but don’t exploit them.

Saturn is now opposing the Suns of those born July 11th to 14th.  This brings blocks and restrictions, which you perceive as coming from other people or outside sources and indeed relationships are under duress.  This is the time when you feel that you need to look long and hard at people to see if the challenges they are bringing into your life are valid or unnecessary and oppressive.  Obligations and duties may be necessary but burdensome people may not be.  Look after your health as well and get rest.

Uranus however is now in his once every 42-year angle to your Sun in a very positive way is inspiring those born June 23rd/24th.  New ideas, new freedom, new authenticity is desired and can be had and your humanitarian desires are undeniable.  You are awakening.

Pluto is currently opposing the Suns if those born around July 17th. This a tome of potential power struggles with others in a rather primeval way and it is important to not countenance misuse of power or indeed to draw boundaries round those who would misuse power in relation to you . Endings are in the air as are rather dramatic events.. Be as conscious as possible.. as others may not be.

Finally if born around July 10th, your idealism is strong, your creativity and spirituality cannot be denied.  Yearning for other boundaries and borders are strong. 


LEO

Travel may figure strongly and positively this month, notably after the 17th when all born up to August the 12th may find that communications long distance, travel and indeed academic and legal affairs are on your side. 

After the 20th, Venus moving into Aries suggests for all born up to August 5th, that love and long distance issues can very much go hand in hand.  A love of learning is underlined as well. 

Mars in positive connection now to the Suns of those born up to August 13th gives intelligent thinking and planning when it comes to action and your leadership skills are certainly constructive and coordinated with others.  Others may look to you for leadership.

Jupiter is also very well placed for those born August 16th to 19th this month.  He brings speculative skills, romantic opportunities, more confidence, belief in self and creative abundance.  Dealings with children are also positive.  The good times roll.  A sense of well-being is yours. 

Uranus, however, is a little bit disconcerting now for those born July 25th/26th. This every 42 year square to your Sun is making you feel a bit disgruntled , impatient and unpredictable, particularly when it comes to your career and events in that area start to feel a little unsafe.  This is an awakening and an enlightening change that is around you, but don’t push the river.  See it as a journey.  What seems uncomfortable and unpredictable now, can ultimately actually be liberating. 


VIRGO

From the 17th all born after September 5th will be feeling the power of cupid in some way.  Love and affection from you to others and vice versa is bountiful. 

However Mars in square to your sign all month suggests that if born up to September 14th you need to be wary that other people may be a bit impatient or irritable in the workplace and indeed you yourself may well be so inclined.  Have patience and don’t rush into things - you may well over-react to others in an over-assertive way. 

Jupiter is currently squaring the Suns of those born September 16th to 19th.  This tends to over-indulgence, over-expansion and over-confidence, particularly to do with work, family and real estate issues.  Enjoy yourself by all means, but just have some curbs on extravagance. 

Saturn however is creating the opposite force for those born September 12th to 15th.  For this group very mature pragmatic discipline is yours in dealing with love life, creative issues and children’s issues.  These are necessary for your future growth and indeed others’ future too.  Technical skills abound.

Uranus is now happily trining the Suns of those born August 25th to 27th.  This once every 42 year energy is bringing an enlightening and awakening mode in terms of your bigger picture understanding, you are more intuitive and aware than you usually are and other countries can be a catalyst for this.  You are being awakened. 

However, there is also the fact that Neptune in your opposite sign now has reached the point where it is opposing the Suns of those born around September 11th.  Great care is needed that you don’t project onto others your ideals.  Take off the rose coloured spectacles and be wary that other people may not be as squeaky clean in dealings with you as you would have hoped.  On the positive side, it makes you more caring and nurturing and emotionally powerful, but be discriminating as to how you use this quality. 

 Pluto is empowering those born around September 18/19th. Intense, deep and transformative, indeed empowering issues round romance, the creative arts and offspring are all possible.

LIBRA

Relationships will figure strongly this month, not least before the 17th if born after October 6th.  Other people’s communications and yours with them can be important, powerful and enlightening.

After the 20th if born up to October 4th, love life takes on a particularly powerful influence and other people can bestow favours.

Mars too is very positively inclined towards your sign this month, particularly if born up to October 14th.  Your energy is wise and philosophically motivated.  The drive to travel is constructive and positive and there are achievements in a long distance context, as indeed there are in your bigger picture thinking. 

Jupiter too is well disposed by sextile to those born October 16th to 19th.  He is bringing to your communication skills extra wisdom and generosity of thought.  Luck is yours, made possible through your wisdom. 

However, Saturn is challenging those born October 12th to 14th.  He is bringing some issues that are disturbing or frustrating or blocking in your home and domestic and family issues.  You feel tired and you need to pace yourself, but also to face up to facts and bite the bullet about issues that cannot be ignored.

Finally Pluto is now squaring the Suns of those born October 16th to 18th and will continue to do so intermittently until January 2021.  Issues to do with change, with home life and domestic life are in the air.  It is just important that you are patient, not controlling and don’t allow other people to coerce you.  Endings followed by phoenixes out of the ashes are in the air.


SCORPIO

Communication skills are vibrant and improve relationships in romance and with offspring and also improve your writing skills and all creativity before the 17th if born after November 5th

Indeed, before the 20th all born after October 30th can also look forward to added joy in romance in general and in social life; and love and warmth from others particularly offspring.

Saturn is a constructive help now if born November 11th to 18th.  This harmonious relationship to your Suns in this group are bringing maturity, common sense, groundedness, pragmatism and hard, constructive work, which can further your life and relationships.

Uranus, in his once every 84-year visitation to your opposite sign of Taurus, is now opposing the suns of those born October 25th to 27th.  This group will be experiencing very likely unpredictability and surprises connected to relationships. Other people will be restless and behaving in a way that can be disconcerting.  In many respects they are agents for change that is absolutely ripe for you now, even though you may feel slightly upset by it.  The changes brought to your door need your attention. 

Neptune however is remarkably inspiring now if born November 9th to 11th.  He is bringing your creative and artistic potential absolutely to a peak and will do so for about year.  He also brings your idealism around romance to an apex as well, but kindness, emotional sensitivity is yours and being near the sea can be very healing as can your favourite music. 

Finally Pluto, your ruler, is now bringing to those born November 14th to 16th your true insightful and forensic power and healing qualities.  Enjoy.


SAGITTARIUS

From the 17th, if born after December 4th, don’t be too self-indulgent.  Keep grounded. 

However, after the 20th, if born up to December 4th, enjoyment, love joy through children and creative inspiration is yours. 

Mars however is in your opposite sign this month, bringing the suggestion that for all born up to December 12th at some point , other people may be a little bit assertive, aggressive or impatient, blocking your path and you must ensure that you don’t invite this energy. 

However, Jupiter, still in your sign, is now aiming his benevolence directly at those born December 14th to 17th.  For this group travel, optimism, luck, progress, pushing out boundaries, protection is very powerfully around you.  You feel good, look good and life is good. 

However, as warning for Sagittarians born around December 8th to 10th  you are starting a period that will be intermittent for about a year, where Neptune is squaring your Sun.  For this group there is a need to be aware of the need for rest, for sleep, look after your body because it’s hypersensitive and confusion and smoke and mirrors are possible around your home life.  A lack of certainty abounds.  Float, don’t push change – see where it takes you. The old is dissolving, the new will arise in its own time.  A sense of divine discontent is meant to be, but will resolve itself. 


CAPRICORN

From the 17th for those born after January 3rd ,your insight and communication skills are profound.  People listen.

However, after the 17th, if born up to January 10th, beware that communications family wise and domestically may have an element of discomfort, uncertainly or misunderstandings. 

However, before the 20th, all born after December 30th are able to exude charm and combine emotions and rationality effectively. 

However, after the 20th, if born up to January 4th be wary of spending a little too much on family or home.  You may regret it later.  Indulgence is in the air. 

Saturn, your ruler is now directly sitting on the Suns of those born January 9th to 12th.  For this group tiredness is inevitable.  You feel as if you are crawling through mud a little bit.  Look after your body and also recognise that the hard work that you do now and the obligations and duties and the pragmatism that you have to attend to ,will in the end be worth it, as you’re building a new infrastructure, even though it feels a struggle.  Reality checks are in the air, which you have to deal with on a very pragmatic level. 

Uranus however, is now trining the Suns, in his once every 42-year hit, of those born December 23rd to 26th.  This is an excellent period of energy, which will awaken and enlighten you and inspire you to the new, the out of the box, the innovative and the humanitarian.  You are reaching for the future in a way that you need to express your true authenticity, particularly creatively and indeed romantically.

Neptune is absolutely inspiring for about a year now for those born January 7th to 9th.  Your emotional sensitivity and creativity is outstanding.

Finally, Pluto in his once every 248-year visitation is sitting exactly on the Suns of those born January 12th to 14th.  This group will be feeling tremendous intensity of power and regeneration through change and through the power of fate.  Remember you are the steward, not he egotistical owner of the power.


AQUARIUS

After the 17th many of you born up to February 9th will be enhanced in your life through great communication skills and intelligence and wisdom. 

After the 20th, for all born up to February 2nd, there is a great input of affection and emotions in your communications, which give you charm, diplomacy and peace creating qualities. 

Mars is also very constructive now for those born up to February 10th. You are driven creatively and romantically in a very constructive way.  Energy is high, as is intelligent use of that power to make constructive changes in those areas of your life and progress.

Jupiter is also smiling on those born February 12th to 15th, allowing your projects and the goals close to your heart, to make real progress and friends and groups of like-minded people are incredibly useful for you, and you for them, bringing mutual joy.

Uranus, now is Taurus, is challenging to some extent the lives of those born January 22nd to 24th.  This once every 42-year square may be making you feel very restless and impatient with changes that you want, or that you are feeling in your professional life.  This makes you feel insecure, especially as Uranus is your ruling planet, but these changes are necessary, so that your true Uranium nature can be liberated.  Be patient.  This is a continuation of the energy that you felt in the summer of last year, but don’t be too impulsive about the need for change.  Let it happen.


PISCES

Mercury in your own sign before the 17th will, for all born after March 3rd, bring an extra power to your communication skills.  Just ensure you listen as well as speak. 

Before the 20th, if born after February 26th, you will all feel that extra charisma is yours and your charm  attracts attention, love and affections and you create harmony. 

Mars, however, is square to your sign all month, most directly affecting at some point those born up to March 10th.  This atmosphere of some impatience, intolerance, irritation may come from family members or you yourself may be experiencing this mood.  Stop and think before you speak or act.  Irritation and impulse can cause accident proneness, particularly around the home front. 

Jupiter, from Sagittarius is squaring the Suns now of those born March 13th to 16th.  This is making you rather indulgent and over-confident, possibly in the work realm, also enlarging the ego a little bit too much.  Over-ambition and over-reaching can be a problem, but opportunities are in the air.

Saturn however is having a very restraining but constructive influence on those born March 9th to 11th.  A sense of obligation and duty to others is strong and it is constructive, well meaning and very helpful, particularly in a group context.  Your goals are well attained through maturity and focus.

Uranus is also extremely happily disposed now in his once every 42 year visitation to sextiling your Sun, if born February 20th to 23rd.  This is an awakening and enlightening energy that triggers a need for exciting change to recognise your uniqueness and it brings intuition and big picture understanding.  This allows you to be awakened in your move forward. 

















   


Thursday, 28 February 2019

MARCH 2019 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR SUN SIGN HOROSCOPE

 Mercury is retrograde from the 5th –28th.  This happens on average about 3 times a year for about 3 weeks. Because Mercury rules communications, it is renowned as a period of delay, confusion and blockage in all matters connected to communication. It also correlates with transport disruption, delays, and travel difficulties and with potential technological breakdown and problems too. Things are put on hold.

The best use of this period, although frustration is natural, is to take the opportunity to stop and rethink the direction of travel and to make amendments and revisals . It is a time to breathe and review with a bigger picture viewpoint, rather than blindly rushing on as usual, because you wont be able to.  A crisis can be an opportunity.

Also, importantly Uranus leaves Aries for Taurus on the 6th where he will now stay for approximately 7 years. This changes the orientation of the message of change, rebellion and the unpredictable and revolutionary on our planet, to now affect the principles of Taurus (security, infrastructure, money, values).  This will show itself notably in terms of money and how we use it. Uranus rules technology, so the cashless society looms large, which will be rebelled against too, from those whose lives are cash centred.  Much insecurity is flagged up globally. Also Taurus is connected to mother earth, especially the soil and the infrastructure and the ecosystem of our planet. So Uranus will truly bring shocking realisations of the power of the changing natural environment to disrupt our lives, especially resulting from our human activity and misplaced value system and therefore our interference with its purity and balance.

We need shock (Uranus) in this area (earthy fundamental Taurus), to finally stop us keeping on fiddling while Rome burns, in terms of our slow response to our looming climate and environmental nemesis. Whilst Brexit and the world economy blindly dominate the narrative, children and teenagers feel the necessity to take to the streets about a huge existential crisis confronting them, more than anyone. This says it all.  Pluto (karma resulting from misuse of power) in Capricorn (economic establishment) is flagging up the results of the mindless misuse of greed and the pursuit of eternal growth, as a systemic way of life.

England has Uranus squaring Venus this month before the 6th, bringing unexpected responses from other countries to our demands and our economy will take some pre-emptive knocks as more insecurity takes its toll on business.  Neptune is also starting to oppose England’s Saturn, which dissolves the status quo and also our basic assumptions about our systemic functionality, not least politically and re our strength as a world player. Some humility will be needed. The old order and our status is dissolving, but this is a necessity, so we can let go of an outdated model of traditional politics.

Both Teresa May’s and Jeremy Corbyn’s charts are rather brow beaten to say the least this month. Mars being powerful for both of them. Anger, stubbornness, power struggles, deceptions and losses are written all over Corbyn’s chart and between March 21st and April the 1st (critical dates Brexit wise) Teresa’s chart is besieged also by much anger and aggression and even it seems her final capitulation to significant pressure This will dominate her life.

Trump has Pluto starting opposing his Saturn from late this month and through April and May (every 248 years event and repeats really strongly at the very end of the year and the beginning of next) .The proverbial will start hit the fan, as forces beyond his control really threaten his authority in many areas and the past is poisonous for him.  However he will, before this influence hits hard, and which he senses is coming, before mid March, compensate, by significantly risking an over reaching and an overplaying of his hand mode of behaviour. Displacement behaviour is very much flagged up.

Brace yourself for a coming 7 years of an inevitable revolution in value systems brought on by Uranus, who is now ready to roll in Taurus.


Aries


Mercury is retrograde from Pisces, which may mean that some of you may be feeling rather absent minded, particularly when trying to memorise everything from the past and this can be frustrating.

Before the 26th, your best support and affections can come from friends and your leadership abilities and group cooperation bring you accolades; and friendship and love can overlap.  Your ruler Mars is likely to see you being assertive when it comes to finances this month.

Jupiter is very much on your side if born April 10th to 15th.  This is excellent for travel, legal issues, internationalism and academic success and there is a feeling of luck, positivity and growth.

However, Saturn still in Capricorn is on the case of those born April 6th to 10th.  For this group, responsibilities, obligations and problems at work weigh heavily.  Do not let lack of confidence be the winner.  This is about stepping up to the plate and doing what has to be done with the belief it’s correct, but look after your health too and get rest..

Uranus moves out of your sign on the 6th, ending for all those born around April 18th/19th a long period where change has felt constant and the lack of relaxation has been in the air.  This you can now say goodbye to.

Pluto, however, has now moved on, bringing challenges for all born April 11th to 14th.  Endings of chapters are in the air and career may well be the main focus of this, but beware power struggles or misuse of power and defend yourself fairly if others do not have good boundaries in their dealings with you.


TAURUS

This is a sociable month when, particularly before the 20th, friendships and group goals shine in your life. 

Mercury, retrograde this month in Pisces however, does suggest that you may feel some frustrations and misunderstandings, particularly with groups and friends, which you need to guard against as best as possible.  Have patience as well.

Before the 26th you all need to be aware about some sycophantic behaviour at work.  Be honest, rather than hypocritical. 

However, after the 26th, your social life and the affections of others cheer you up.

Mars is in your sign all month, is directly impacting, at some point in the month, all born after April 29th, which does mean that many of you will be at the very least assertive and some of you may be impatient or even slightly aggressive.  Have a care.  A lot of the anger can come from the unconscious, but also be aware that other people will challenge you as well.  Count to ten.

Saturn is, for those born May 7th to 11th, bringing a period of maturity, hard work, biting the bullet and enabling you to do things you would find very difficult at other times; and for this you get admiration.  Duty is on the cards, especially related to travel, study and possibly legal issues.

Uranus moves into your sign on the 6th, where he will stay for seven years.  Initially he will be impacting all of you born at the very beginning of Taurus, at around April 21st.  What you had a hint of in the summer and autumn of 2018, is now back for re-visitation. Restlessness, and a feeling of needing to express yourself in a totally true to yourself way, especially at work is within you, but do not jump unto change too quickly it will arrive anyway. For those of you who are scared of change have faith that the changes you have no choice about are ultimately beneficial

Neptune is truly sensitising the lives and feelings of all born May 5th-8th.
There is a need for work to reflect this, especially creatively and from a humanitarian viewpoint

If born May 13th to 16th be aware that you’re starting two years of real empowerment, particularly of your mind, now Pluto is positively on your case (every 248 years).


GEMINI

Your ruler Mercury moves retrograde on the 5th and stays that way until the 28th, which very simply implies that particularly in career misunderstandings, failed communications and frustrations abound.  Have patience and double check, and if necessary, rethink some issues.

Before the 26th, many of you may find a lot of happiness and joy through philosophical studies, academic interests and particularly re international issues.  Love and travel can go hand in hand.

After the 26th, however, if born up to May 28th, don’t expect too much from others.

Jupiter is opposing the Suns now of those born June 13th to 17th.  Although this can bring positivity and optimism in relationships, particularly beware of over-reaching or over-expecting too much of others and avoid others persuading you to embark on ventures that may be a little OTT.  Travel and good times are in the air, but moderation is needed, as is realism. 

For those born June 6th to 12th, Neptune has now moved and is therefore affecting this group in a way that can bring deceptive circumstances in its influence.  Over-idealism or a propensity for deceptions from yourself or from others is possible.  Get clarity as you may not have got the total message, particularly when it comes to work communications and beware of seeing through rose coloured spectacles.  Get rest and you need more sleep.  Geminis are hyper in their nervous system and this demands that you give yourself a break.  


CANCER

Now that Uranus has moved into Taurus, many of you born around July 21st will be feeling a sense of relief after some long months of restlessness and unpredictability. 

Now, for all born around June 22nd, there is a new sense of excitement and a desire for a change that is positive and in your control.  You are waking up to your own authenticity.

However, Mercury is retrograde this month, from the 5th to the 28th.  It is important that you prepare for a few delays and potentially some misunderstandings.

After the 26th, if born up to June 29th, love life, happiness, warmth and affection emanates very strongly from other countries, or through travel and also through very happy higher learning. 

Mars is very supportive for all born after June 27th, as from Taurus he is giving courage, determination, wisdom and constructive energy.  Not least when working in collaboration with others.

Saturn, however, working his way through Capricorn, is now opposing the Suns of those born July 9th to 13th.  For this group frustrations and blocks seem to come from other people.  Oppressive people need confronting and dealing with, but know the difference between when their needs are genuine or whether there is some motive of exploitation or unnecessary oppression, but patience is the best virtue now and look after yourself. 

 Neptune is now bountiful in terms of creative gifts, empathy and spiritual connections, if born July 7th-11th, especially with long distance connections. The sea is a great draw as is music and a sense of real peace is likely as is a hugely compassionate heart

Pluto is also now directly opposing, in his once every 248-year hit, the Suns of those born July 14th to 17th.  For this group issues connected to power struggles with others are showing themselves.  This is quite a long journey and you need to assert yourself where necessary but without sinking to dark levels.  Changes are in the air, as are endings, followed by regeneration and transformation.


LEO

A deep need to look at complex finances is possible and since Mercury is retrograde between the 5th and the 28th, financial hiccups, and delays need patience and also misunderstanding and clarity in that area is therefore needed.

Venus, opposite your sign before the 26th, brings to many of you a welcome ray of sunshine in terms of love and affection and positive input from others. 

Mars is square to your sign, bringing for all those born after August 2nd, a tendency to feel that others are on your back or over assertive, unnecessarily.  Impatience is in the air and stubbornness, but you must make sure you don’t contribute to the problem. 

Jupiter is very much the friend now of those born August 14th to 19th. Happiness through love life and children are possible.  Positivity, travel, expansion of horizons and extra wisdom and philosophical insight is yours. 

Uranus leaves Aries on the 6th. For seven years Uranus has been very positive for your sign in terms of bringing change and excitement and adventure, but now from Taurus, he may bring some disruption and this month this could be affecting those born around July 25th.  There was a flavour of this last summer, but now real change is in the air that may not be welcome.  It is possibly to do with work, but ultimately it kick starts you into probably a better direction, but it is important not be impulsive and patient, particularly when dealing with people who may be rather unpredictable and volatile, as indeed might you be.


VIRGO

Relationships are a powerful input this month, but because Mercury is retrograde between the 5th and the 28th, misunderstandings with other people is very possible.  Clarify everything and ensure all arrangements are watertight or you may feel easily let down.

After the 26th, all born up to August 30th will have a period of a sense of loving input from others and there is much mutual happiness. 

Mars is very constructive also for all those born after September 1st, well-organised and determined study can bring success in academia and in wisdom and also travel has got an element of enthusiasm and productivity. Legal issues are also well directed. 

Jupiter is however, for all born September 14th to 19th, encouraging a little bit of over-enthusiasm or over-indulgence possibly, particularly on the home or domestic front.  Over-confidence, which is not a usual characteristic of your sign, can creep in.  Good times roll, that’s for sure, but know when your biting off more than maybe you can chew. 

Saturn, however, by contrast, is a great disciplinarian now in a very constructive way for those born September 9th to 14th.  You are mature, practical, and constructive and you can do what is necessary in a way that seems easy compared to if you were challenged in the same way at other times.  Loyalty and a sense of responsibility is admirable.

Uranus, having just moved into Taurus, a compatible sign to yours, is bringing now for all born around August 25th, a new sense of excitement and innovation, and opportunities for travel and breakthroughs, intellectually and legally are also on the cards. 

Neptune points to a need for careful scrutiny of people and circumstances if born around September 7th-11th. The opposition to your Sun now suggests smoke and mirrors around people and circumstances or over idealisation of others or ideas. Ask for advice from people with clear vision and whom you can really trust.  However positively the beauties of nature and the arts will attract and provide comfort and inspiration.

Pluto however is now creating for those born 15th-18th a sense of some potential conflict internally, or from others about some deep-rooted issues connected possibly to love life or speculative issues. Beware manipulation or misuse of power… from self or others.


LIBRA

Mercury retrograde from the 5th to the 28th suggests that you need to be very careful about communications at work.  Get things clear.  Delays are possible as well. 

Before the 26th, romance is very much in the air, as is creative talent.  Enjoy. This is good also around offspring as well.

Jupiter is a friend now for those born October 14th to 19th.  Your intelligence, insight, wisdom, confidence and communication skills bring progress from your own efforts and indeed through other people. 

However, Saturn is a bit trying now for those born October 10th to 14th.  Issues to do with home and family feel blocked, restricted or frustrated and you are tired.  Take it easy.  Be patient but step up to the plate if necessary.

Finally Uranus has left your opposite sign and moves into Taurus on the 6th which means that many of you born late October, around the 22nd, can feel a sign of relief that a lot of stress and unpredictability is now disappearing after a long period.  Changes made will start to benefit you.

Pluto has now moved on to directly square the Suns of those born October 15th to 18th.  This will bring over the coming few years some challenges to do with endings and new beginnings, possibly connected to home and family, but also the potential for real regeneration and transformation. A Phoenix out of the ashes, no less.  Be wary of power struggles and also struggles within yourself that can feel quite dark.  Financial issues may be part of the picture but endings and new beginnings are potentials.  Be wary of ruthlessness in self or from others and always make sure your power is motivated for the greater good. 


SCORPIO

This is a month where there are plentiful times for recreation and fun and social life and happiness around children are in the air, although with Mercury retrograde between the 5th and the 28th, hiccups, delays, misunderstandings may need extra vigilance when it comes to clarity and patience.

Before the 26th there will be a temptation to be over-indulgent or over-extravagant financially on the home and family front or to do with real estate.

However, after the 26th, if born up to October 30th love life has a particular charm and excitement and the affections generally are strong. 

Mars is in your opposite sign currently, directly opposing the Suns of those born after November 1st.  This will bring definite animosity and challenges from other people if you are not careful.  Be careful you don’t attract it by provocative behaviour.  Impatience from others and within you and over-reaction can be a problem.  Do your bit to calm things down, but healthy confrontation may clear some issues up.  Be prepared for other people not to let you get away with things.

Saturn however is very helpful now for those born November 9th to 13th.  He is bringing patience, deliberation, practicality, technical skill and common sense and the ability to step up to the plate and to do a job very well and to communicate with aplomb.

Uranus moves into your opposite sign of Taurus on the 6th where he will stay for approximately 7 years.  You had a hint of this in the summer and now you will understand the message.  For all born around October 24th/25th there will be the unexpected in behaviour or attitude from other people, which may feel unsettling.  Relationships become a source of unpredictability and this will last for maybe a couple of months and you may revisit territory from last year.

Your ruler Pluto however is in positive empowering mode for those born November 14th-17th. For you there maybe a sense of real insight and forensic skill, used to help self and others see a bigger and more empowering way ahead.

Finally Neptune is now acting as a real inspirer of ideal love and also very much in the arts and the heart is touched in a truly spiritual and compassionate way now if born November 7th –11th.


SAGITTARIUS

Focus is very much on domestic issues but beware that between the 5th and the 28th, when Mercury is retrograde in your Solar 4th House, that communications with family members can be problematic.  Delays, hiccups and misunderstandings are all possible.  Clarify.

Before the 26th however, you will benefit from the ability to combine charm with your mind, which will serve you well in negotiations and communications.

However, after the 26th, if born up to November 29th beware over-indulgence on the home front and in family matters.

Jupiter is very much a champion now for those born December 13th to 18th.  He is sitting exactly on your Suns which happens every twelve years, which brings joy, confidence, enthusiasm, travel, benefits, good luck and at the very least, massive protection.  And you feel good about yourself. 

Neptune however has now shifted degrees and is now squaring the Suns of those born December 7th to 11th.  For this group there is a need to be wary of over-idealism, seeing through rose coloured spectacles or more negatively selective perception of others and situations can mislead and also there is the potential for some deceptive circumstances generally around.  Tiredness is a possibility.  You need more sleep and to look after your body and keep it as pure as possible.  Music and the sea and communing with nature are your healers. 


CAPRICORN

The good new for Capricorn is that Uranus is finally leaving Aries and moving into Taurus on the 6th where he will stay for 7 years. 

For all born late Capricorn, around January 19th, the ongoing feeling of stress for the last few years and unpredictability and change is now going to finally settle. 

What early Capricorns you sensed last year is now finalising in terms of a sense of some peace.  Most directly affected now are those born December 22nd to 24th.  For this group a new sense of excitement and uniqueness about expressing your own individuality and having opportunities for appropriate positive change is yours.  Creatively and romantically this augurs well. 

Mercury being retrograde between the 5th and the 28th however does indicate that you all need to be aware of checking communications with other people to make sure there is no room for misunderstandings but delays in communications and messages can be problematic. 

After the 26th, for all born up to December 28th, your communications with other people are successful because they are pleasing and take into consideration their needs.  

Mars is also very constructive now for all born after December 31st.  Yours efforts at creativity are constructive and intelligent and driven wisely and your dealings in love life and with children are also effective and shrewdly determined.  Energy is good, strong and fortuitous. 

However, Saturn is sitting right on the Suns now of those born January 7th to 11th.  This is quite a big reality check and demands mature, grown up dealings with things that have to be dealt with.  Pragmatism is necessary, as is a mature, hard working understanding of the challenges and how to deal with them, but pace yourself. 

Pluto has moved forward now directly hitting the Suns of those born January 12th-15th. This is a period of destiny. There is a great sense of personal power that something you are meant to do is now at hand. Just ensure that your drive and ambition is one that is not for gratuitous power, bur designed for a bigger picture positive purpose for all involved.

It is also very possible that experiences undergone over the coming 2 years or so may well be life altering internally or externally or both. But no matter what, have faith that a phoenix will rise..
Neptune is currently affecting those born January 5th-9th.  This group will be sensing an increase in emotional reaction and it will be more important in many ways than what you just think.. Your heart is demanding to be acknowledged.  Your empathy and spirituality is strengthened and your creativity should be underlined.


AQUARIUS

Uranus, your ruling planet, having moved away from Aries into Taurus on the 6th, will bring for those born around January 22nd/23rd a period of some unpredictability and change and the unexpected is in the air.  You did feel this last year in the summer and early autumn and it is re-visited.  Don’t over-react and the unexpected on the domestic and home front is possible, but Uranus is the awakener and the enlightener, so he has a message and since he is a powerful player for you, this may well be quite significant and you yourself may be rather impatient and unpredictable as change calls.

 Between the 5th and 28th Mercury retrograde in your Solar 2nd House points to needing to be very careful about finances in terms of clarity and caution.  Delays are also possible. 

Before the 26th however, Venus in your sign all month is very positive for bringing joy, happiness, love, indulgence and some financial gain as well.  Your charisma is strong and people are drawn to you and appreciate your company.

However, Mars for all born after January 30th is in your Solar 4th House all month, which does imply that there will be some people who are not pushovers on the home and domestic front and definitely some domestic strife or irritability is possible.  Stubbornness will not help.  Rigidity and fixity, which can be part of Aquarius’s qualities, may need a little softening, but impatience is also part of the picture now.  You are, in many respects, a little like a bull in a china shop. 

Jupiter however is very helpful if born February 10th to 15th.  Friendships are very beneficial.  Travel is good.  Leadership skills are positive and group work is successful. 


PISCES

The sun in your sign this month is reason to shine and to feel celebratory and Mercury is also in your sign all month, which does give communication skills.  However, because it is retrograde between the 5th and the 28th, you may find that some frustrations or delays in events and communication confusions are rife.  Have patience.  Take time out.  Let delays happen to re-think and re-evaluate some issues in your life. 

After the 26th, for all born up to February 25th, Venus in your sign does bring a boost to the affections.  You look good, you feel good.  Others want to spend time with you and your charms are shining, as are your specifically strong creative skills.

Mars is also supportive now, if born after February 28th.  He is giving intelligent guidance of action and your thoughts are constructive and positive and proactive as are your actions, which can bring intelligent success. 

Jupiter is squaring the Suns now of those born March 11th to 16th.  This can bring a tendency for over-confidence or over-reaching and sometimes a little arrogance, particularly on the work front.  Don’t overdo confidence and don’t bite off more than you can chew.

However, for those born March 7th to 11th Saturn is a steady hand.  He brings careful considered action, intelligent focus and hard work, pragmatism, practicality and loyalty and great work can be done in collaboration with other people.

Uranus’s move into Taurus on the 6th, where he will be for 7 years, is good news for all Pisces at some point over the coming 7 years and initially, now for those born around February 20th/21st?  New change.  New excitement. New authenticity is coming and you feel it.  Insights and eureka moments are yours.  Leap outside the box to show your true uniqueness and authenticity in a very positive way.

Neptune your ruler is now so powerfully sitting on the Suns of those born March 5th-9th. This once every 165 year hit will emphasise to the nth your Pisces qualities of idealism, creativity, spirituality and possibly escapism.

Keep your feet on Terra Firma.

As for Pluto, he is now enhancing the power, determination and confidence of all born March 12th-15th. Your ability to mobilise groups and give insightful advice, and also to be empowered by others is significant over the coming few years. Just ensure you are the agent, not the owner of the power.