Sunday, 1 July 2018

JULY 2018 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR SUN SIGN HOROSCOPE


 Some months ago when I checked this month out, I was struck by the complex challenges it presents to the world.

(I cannot stop thinking of W.B. Yeats’ poem The Second Coming, when I reflect on the current global mood/condition… Please do look it up.)

You certainly don’t have to be an astrologer to recognise that we live in “interesting times”, to say the very least.
       
There is currently an unusually significant amount of planetary retrograde activity. Not least, Mars is now retrograde (since June 26th) and stays in that mode till August 27th… and Mercury moves retrograde also on the 26th of this month, till August 19th

Retrograde Mars is particularly significant and happens on average, only around once every 2 years, and is a period when there is significant frustration, as internalised energy and ambition is thwarted or immobilised. A paralysis can be evident, creating a build up of anger, which can ultimately turn into seething fury, which later can become explosively destructive, if there is a lack of reflective wisdom. Or, if this retrograde energy is used wisely, it is a time, because of the impasse, to stop and allow energy to be internalised intelligently and consciously and used to profoundly reconsider and accept that a change of direction may be needed and to reflect on the rightness or otherwise of previously unquestioned action and stances. It is a time to take stock of the bigger picture and re-evaluate the predominant direction of travel and be more existentially, spiritually and psychologically reflective and indeed courageous. This demands humility, a quality that is not common in many of our political leaders.

Demonstrations against the status quo may be powerful this month, as voices of the unheard, disenfranchised and the intensely frustrated; will demand attention now, as fears rise re misuse of power, by the powers that be.

Apart from being very significant in global issues, events and behaviour, this energy is also activated and reflected of course in each of our personal lives too; taking place in an area of our life that is indicated and delineated by our personal birth charts.

Mercury retrograde (a more common occurrence than Mars retrograde) is more a break down of communications and frustrations and blocks in that area (including related to travel, transport and technology), but also it is a time where we are asked to reconsider ideas and perceptions.

On top of this, there are 2 eclipses this month, on the 13th there is a partial solar eclipse but more ominously, on the 27th there is a total lunar eclipse.

Eclipses are in effect in their energy, like ultra powerful new moons (solar eclipse) and potent full moons (lunar eclipse) in their energies and influences (these events on steroids).

Planetary activity is tricky too this month. The first period of some significant and potentially unpleasant intensity is around the 11th-13th when the Sun opposes Pluto. This is a period of potential power struggles, standoffs and crisis, as abuse of power is possible, however the solar eclipse of the 13th may modify this, as there is a sense of new, and more positive beginnings simultaneously in the ether.

 Lunar eclipses however hold potential for eruption of a discordant kind, when the power of the unconscious explodes and previously controlled/repressed dark forces of the reptilian brain, can be unleashed, bringing endings of chapters and expose the power of primeval anger. Civilisation can be punctured, in a way that can expose uncomfortable truths.  Again, this works on a global level and in individual lives.

Significantly, the lunar eclipse of the 27th coincides with some rather challenging and certainly unpredictable planetary transits also. The Sun is opposing Mars and the Sun squares to Uranus all of which are strong between the 24th-30th. On top of which, in very late July and strongly in early August, Mars will also exactly square up to Uranus.  These energies indicate potential for eruptive events, with anger, confrontation and the unpredictable and anarchic being chaotically released.  There is also a greater than likely potential for challenging geophysical upheavals, such as earthquakes, tidal waves or volcanic eruptions being triggered during this period.

Uranus is a trigger planet for such upheavals (causative or correlative; the jury is out) and the lunar eclipse can also affect upheavals/eruptions in the natural world, as well as in the human psyche. We are all connected.

Suffice it to say that with a lunar eclipse being thrown in to that period, it is globally a little unnerving

However, around the 5th, , 8th/9th, 14th,  22nd and 28th there are positive energies at work , so not all challenging news

 I can’t resist in these challenging times, keeping an eagle eye on the charts of Theresa May…no time of birth known (but I think Scorpio or Aquarius is her ascendant) and that of Donald Trump.
      
Mars, a critical planet now, is hovering this month around the opposition point of Theresa May’s natal Uranus and conjuncts her Chiron. Chaos, the unexpected, the painful and political accident proneness haunts her. Male colleagues are beyond her control. This is a very destabilising period for her, but Jupiter in Scorpio now, just keeps her going, as it currently trines her Pisces Mars.

Her Venus conjunct Pluto in her natal chart plus an almost certain natal Moon conjunct Pluto, makes her tenacious re power.

Trump’s “interesting” birth chart (he was born on a lunar eclipse) currently has transiting Saturn square his Neptune till July 11th, and although on the face of it, he seems impervious to the leaning curves that are writ large by astrological transits in his chart, but in objective reality there is currently a very strong, if denied and repressed, sense of disillusionment/disappointment/reality checks in his life and politics. It may indeed be connected to his immigration and child separation policies and indeed to the not so great economic consequences of his new trade tariff policy and also having to face up to the realities of North Korean disingenuity.

Every day is somewhat mind blowing currently in the big world picture and watch out for hints of coming big changes in the monetary system, now Uranus is in Taurus.

On a positive note, Neptune so powerful now in its home sign of Pisces; there for 14 years, every 165 years (Neptune rules the ocean) has brought massively to our attention the parlous/apocalyptic state of our oceans re plastics, acidification and warming and rising sea levels. The focus on this issue and its wake up call is massive. The global awareness and the compassion for our seas that has indeed been awoken with this Neptune transit, has no boundaries (like the oceans) and will ensure it is indeed an ongoing collective effort and goal.

 Neptune now in positive sextile mode to Pluto will help give pragmatism, power and inventive determination to this colossal and vital effort and next year Saturn sextiling Neptune will make this a continuing practical necessity.

However global climate change is another issue, that as yet is totally politically divisive, despite in our face evidence of it enormity.

 Lip service to its reality and action to combat it, are not chiming in harmony.

To accept it as a fact that needs radical action interferes too much with business and profits. Denial is far more convenient.  While the sign of Capricorn (business /economics) dominates with Pluto (power) there till 2025 and now Saturn there till the end of 2020, the focus on profits and economic growth at all costs will tend to dominate.



ARIES

Focus is very largely on home and family this month and before the 26th many of you will be also able to successfully navigate through very astute conversation and communication issues connected to love life, children, creativity and investments.

However, after the 26th, when Mercury moves retrograde, there will be a sense of hold-up.  It is a time to review.

 Mars your ruling planet is now retrograde and will make many of you feel paralysed and emasculated somehow, not least possibly socially. Just be careful of not internalising anger to your physical detriment.  Be reflective and reconsider your knee-jerk trajectory.

For all born after April 8th, living life to the full and enjoying love and affection is underlined and good times with offspring are potentials. 

Indeed, if born March 23rd to 30th, your leadership abilities and cooperative efforts with others and positive input from friends make you smile. 

Saturn, however, is currently squaring the Suns of those born March 23rd to 27th, as he did in January/February and this is bringing some hold-ups, some blocks, some frustrations, particularly connected to career.  Don’t lose confidence.  Look after your health and self-discipline and patience is your friend. 

Pluto is also a challenge for those born April 8th to 11th.  Again, work and public standing is involved.  Power struggles with others may well emanate from within yourself, as there is a definite battle to get your power and your frustrations heard.  However, because of the often-unconscious nature of Pluto, this can manifest in a rather eruptive, uncontrolled way.  Be conscious and know when energy has to be recognised, but in a calm way.


TAURUS

It is important to remember that for all born up to May 15th, there is a need to be very cautious and careful when communicating with family.  Misunderstandings are rife, particularly after the 26th when Mercury goes retrograde.  Check that communications have got through and recognise that much is put on hold from that date.  A time for review and to re-think. 

Additionally with Mars retrograde now and square to your sign, notably affecting those born April 23rd to May 1st there is a need to be patient and compromise, maybe in career, as things are feeling blocked and you are frustrated and challenged and angry, but try and rethink values. This is a time to stop being a human doing and be more a human being.


However, before the 10th, many of you born after May 9th need also to be aware of being a little too lavish or extravagant when spending on home and family. 

However, after the 10th, all born up to May 14th are likely to feel happier, more abundant, the power of love is stronger and aesthetic sensibilities are powerful.  Enjoyment is in the air.

 Jupiter however is now bringing to those born May 3rd to 5th a sense of enjoyment, expansion and confidence.  Travel is in the air and relationships can thrive, but just beware of over-confidence, biting off more than you can chew and extravagance.

Saturn however is a very positive, maturing influence on those born April 23rd to 27th.  Travel may be for duty, but hard work, discipline and focus is easily come by and ultimately rewarding, as is maturity. 

Uranus, for course, is now in your sign, (for the coming aprox.7 years, you will all at some point be influenced by this significant energy) directly impacting currently those born April 22nd to 24th.  This is a rather tumultuous time.  Change is in the air.  This once every 84-year hit is very significant and liberating and awakening but disruptive.  Be patient, but know change is inevitable. 

Neptune is very harmonious now in relationships to those born May 6th to 9th.  This once every 42-year transit affecting your Sun is inspiring.  It brings your heart, your compassion, and your sensitivity to the fore.  Your spiritual and creative senses are also underscored.  Enjoy.

Finally, Pluto is once again, as much of last year, directly empowering the lives of those born May 9th to 12th.  Higher learning, academia and travel are all areas of destiny and transformation. 


GEMINI

Focus on money can be advantageous.

Before the 26th, all born up to June 16th may find your communication skills always good, particularly sharp and successful. 

However, after the 26th, when Mercury your ruler, goes retrograde, confusions and delays are inevitable.  Double check. 

Mars now retrograde is affecting your solar 9th house. Travel and learning can be unusual in it’s meaning somehow, but any sense of frustration felt is a chance to internalise energies and be less assertively driven

Before the 10th, if born after June 9th, heart and mind combine successfully so you can charm your way into agreements.

However, after the 10th, if born up to June 15th, be wary of some over-indulgence towards family and home and excessive sentimentality. 

For those born June 6th to 8th, there is a very distinct possibility now of some confusions, smoke and mirrors, or even deceptions from self or others around what is happening in your working life and about your self-image and status in general.  There is idealism but there is also a sense possibly of escapism, or projected perceptions onto things that you would like to see about self or others.  Keep grounded and keep real.  Enjoy the power of your heart in terms of love and creativity but know the difference between fantasy and reality. 


CANCER

Your birthday month is usually a time of being centre stage.  Enjoy, but there is also quite a considerable focus on financial security this month which you need to take advantage of.

 Retrograde Mars in Aquarius now, may potentially create a shift in mood and uncomfortable feelings re complex financial issues and potentially in matters of intimacy.

 Blocks and internalised frustrations are global now and you are not exempt.

 Mercury retrograde from the 26th will also create potential frustrations re finances and security for a few weeks… Double check everything re finances..

After the 26th hiccups and delays around that area need to be accepted with patience and an opportunity to re-align your goals. 

After the 10th, all born up to July 16th have the opportunity to be bringers of peace and harmony to others and your thinking and communications are laced with charm, which can further your projects and goals. 

Jupiter is extremely well disposed now towards those born July 5th to 7th.  Love life, party time, children’s issues are all blessed.  There is a feeling of confidence, luck and progress and at the very least protection and travel is also flagged up as a possible enjoyable event.

However, Saturn, by contrast, is challenging the Suns of those born June 24th to 28th.  As in January and February, this makes one feel a little blocked or restricted by other people and it is a time to be patient, mature and self-disciplined and to discriminate between those who are genuine advisers and those who are perversely standing in your path.  Also, get rest.

Uranus newly into Taurus, is bringing a once every 42 year sextile to the Suns of those born June 22nd to 25th.  New concepts, new groups, new people, new friends and wake up calls are yours which bring a new sense of freedom and your intuition should be listened to. 

Neptune is bringing for those born July 8th to 10th his once every 82 year influence of inspiration, sensitivity, desire to push one’s horizons in a more inspiring way, both spiritually and creatively.  Your heart is truly awoken.  Enjoy.

However, Pluto in his once every 248 visitation to your Sun, continues as last year, to haunt those born July 11th to 14th with what feels like power struggles with other people, who could be misusing their power.  Draw boundaries and walk away.  Do not sink to their level, but know this is a wake up call for you to try and understand what dynamics are being unleashed. 

The partial solar eclipse of the 13th directly impacts those born July 12th-14th. The dramatically and refreshingly new is likely to be in the air, and a feeling of release is very possible.


LEO

There is a need to review your past and to spend time on some self-reflection this month.

 Mars in your opposite sign now is unusually now fully retrograde. You may feel frustrated and frozen anger, which can seethe unhealthily. Or you can use it to internalise a new energy that is directed inwards to carefully reconsider and review your relationships and your responses.

 Beware, especially, if born July 26th to August 3rd that Mars is directly targeting you.  Other people will not be pushovers and they will confront you and challenge you in all life contexts.  Be honest about the validity of their challenge.

Also, Mercury in your sign is directly influencing all born up August 16th and before the 26th much communication can be successful.  However, after the 26th there is a definite feeling of frustration, when he moves retrograde.  Things don’t necessarily go your way from then and patience will be needed and some reassuring self-reflection.

Before the 10th, Venus is also in your sign, affecting all born after August 11th; and this can bring a boost to the affections, an increased feel good factor about yourself and you can look and feel good.  Enjoy.

Jupiter is also tempting many of you, if born August 5th to 7th.  to be very self-indulgent, careless, over-confident , even if at the time it all feels good and fun.  Over-confidence and arrogance can also be a dangerous area to get into. 

Uranus, now in Taurus is challenging for your sign.  This once every 84-year visitation to the sign and every 42-year angle of some stress to your Sun, is now directly affecting those born July 24th to 26th.  This is a definite challenge to status and the unpredictable is in the air.  You will be feeling restless, impulsive and maybe even claustrophobic, but rashness will not help.  There is a danger of throwing out the baby with the bathwater, but be aware that change is inevitable and will happen without you pushing the river, but instability is around for a good reason. Trust and be cautious.

The total Lunar eclipse of the 27th, may well impact you if born around July 27th-29th. There is a sense then of drama re others, as truths will out and denouements are possible. The unconscious and repressed will break through, for good or ill, but probably necessary.
 


VIRGO

Friendships may be important this month and group effort.

After the 10th, all born up to September 16th will be feeling fairly sociable, self-assured, and confident of your appearances and attracting the bonus of affection to your door.  Your charms are working well for you.

Mars retrograde now till late August may suggest you need extra rest as energy and drive may be low and your ability to achieve goals and ambitions may be put on hold for a reason so don’t fight it but acknowledge the need to rethink and review.

Jupiter is very cooperative now if born around September 2nd to 4th.  Long distance other shores call.  Confidence in your communications with others is assured.  Intelligent dealings, which bring luck, are also in the air.  This is also good for dealings with siblings. 

Even Saturn is very much on the side now of those born August 26th to 20th.  Progress can be made through mature realistic dealings with offspring, in love life and in creative pursuits and also in investments.  Hard work and discipline pay off and feel easier than normal. 

Uranus, now in Taurus, is very good news for your sign.  This once every 42-year influence on your Sun is now directly affecting those born August 24th to 27th. This really awakens and enlightens you.  It brings opportunities and insights connected to travel, higher learning, academia and legal issues, which can kick start you into a better future.  A sense of confidence and intuition is yours and eureka moments can be liberating.  This influence lasts until early 2020, on and off, so see it as a journey, not an arrival, but know that it will be a good one.

Neptune is currently opposing the Suns of those born September 9th to 11th.  This once every 165-year transit brings the danger of illusion, self-deception and deception from others. Hypersensitivity is yours now, as is wishful thinking.  Check the small print and credentials of everybody.  Keep grounded.

Finally, Pluto is empowering to those born September 12th to 14th.  This has been true on and off for about a year and now you are genuinely feeling the true message of finding your courage, strength and your destiny in creative and romantic matters, but also connected to offspring. 


LIBRA

Focus on work is necessary with care and for all born up to October 17th, social life looks powerful and instructive and communications are beneficial. 
Mars can be very constructive for those born September 26th to October 4th.  Good news, progress and courage, intelligently focused is advantageous in love life, the arts and around one’s children.  You know whom you are and where you want to go. However, and it is a significant however, Mars now retrograde till late August suggests also that you may feel a little disempowered or those close to you and around you may feel this too. Inhibitions and internalised energies are intense and need review, in order to stop and take stock of life and values.

After the 26th, note that Mercury moves retrograde, when there is a great room for misunderstandings and delays and finding yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, when meeting friends.  Check schedules. 

Venus, before the 10th, is bringing, for all born after October 12th, fun, enjoyment and love from others, particularly associates and friends. 

Saturn however is bringing a few drawbacks for those born September 26th to 20th.  Saturn, as in the beginning of this year, is bringing a few challenges on the home and domestic front.  You’re tired, so get rest and blocks and restrictions are there for you to be mature and patient with and it’s a time to re-think.

Finally, Pluto is directly squaring, as he did much of last year, the Suns of those born October 12th to 15th.  Some issues domestically, or to do with real estate or family are challenging.  Your own power is hungry for release and frustrations with yourself can manifest as frustrations with others.  Be conscious, understand and reflect on what it is that you are struggling with and deal with it intelligently and acknowledge its validity. 


SCORPIO

Other countries call.  Holidays and travel for business.

Mars, your co-ruler however, is challenging this month those born October 26th to November 3rd.  On the domestic and family front there is some potential for showdowns.  Fixity and lack of flexibility is your enemy.  You are a little bit like a bull in a china shop and other people will let you know.  Impulse and anger need containing and to be calmly dealt with.  Impatience is your worst enemy too.  This is all especially true now, as Mars is now retrograde till late August. Your desires and ambitions will feel blocked, paralysed and you really need to internalise some issues and question your motivations and values , rather than seethe.

 For all born up to November 17th communications at work are powerful, but can be difficult.  Be sensitive and tactful. 

After the 26th, this is particularly true, when Mercury is retrograde and communications can really get screwed up and misunderstood and frustrations and blocks are in your path.  Be patient.  Re-think. 

However, before the 10th, all born after November 11th will certainly be able to use their charm for your progress.  Career wise.  Just ensure it doesn’t slip into sycophancy. 

After the 10th, for all born up to November 15th, social life can get a boost and friends show their support and affection.  Indeed, friends can turn into romantic possibilities.

Jupiter however is in your sign and now sitting directly on the Suns of those born November 3rd to 4th, which is a great bonus.  Travel, luck, confidence, opportunities, enjoyment are very much underlined.  This happens every twelve years, so enjoy.

Saturn is also constructive for those born October 26th to 30th, which will help offset the Mars influence.  He brings discipline and control and patience, particularly in matters of love and dealing with offspring and in creative matters.

Uranus, newly in Taurus, is very significant for your sign.  This is a once every 84 year transit and over the next 7 years he will revolutionise all your lives to some extent at some point.  Initially those directly affected are born October 24th to 27th.  The impact of change will come from other people, which at first may be uncomfortable, but ultimately is an awakening process that serves you well.  Even uncomfortable change can ultimately be recognised as welcome.  Hang loose, be flexible, expect the unexpected and understand the inevitability of the journey.

Neptune is inspiring for those born November 8th to 10th.  Your creativity and love life are very much expanding of your heart centre now and relationships with children are also blessed.  Spiritual inspiration is also underlined.  Your heart cannot be denied.

Finally, Pluto, your ruler, is in good position still to the Suns of those born November 11th to 14th.  This brings insight, forensic vision, power of communication and the impact you have on others through your speech and writing should not be underestimated.  Positive and transformative energies are yours..


SAGITTARIUS

Many of you need to get down to some home truths about the profound issues of life to do with relationships and also joint finances.

For all born up to December 17th, your ability to negotiate and communicate in higher matters of consciousness in academia and long distance issues are very much in excellent shape.  You are listened to and admired. 

However, after the 26th beware that when Mercury moves retrograde, things can get put on hold and your communication skills are not quite so as effective, so get as much done as you can before that date in terms of your message that you need to get across.

Another complication now is that Mars is retrograde till late August and this is likely to act as a bit of a block to normally driven ambitions. Events globally, or outside your control are likely to paralyse you to some extent, but you may also willingly take time out to review your thinking and you knee-jerk goals; a time for inner reflection is better than inner anger.

Before the 10th, Venus is, for all born after December 11th, also bringing blessings from long distance, travel, from other countries and good news academically.  Love and travel go hand in hand. 

Also, if born November 25th to December 3rd, your determination and courage, particularly intellectually, is underlined in a very constructive way.  You really can make a difference in persuading people of your viewpoint.  You are physically and mentally courageous. 

Neptune is still squaring the Suns of those born December 8th to 10th, as he has been doing over the last few months.  This once every 82-year transit is bringing the danger of smoke and mirrors to your door - confusion, uncertainty and a feeling that the ground beneath your feet is not as safe as it was.  There is a divine discontent, which you need to listen to.  This journey will around you until February 2020.  It is a transition in which there is a metamorphosis going on in your consciousness. Be kind to yourself.  Get rest and allow the change to evolve, but believe in your heart, but keep grounded and check everything out thoroughly.  Domestic certainty may also be undermined, but have faith, let go and let God (the Grand Originating Dynamic) whatever that is….


CAPRICORN

Relationships figure largely for focus this month.

After the 10th all born up to January 14th can enjoy the very best of travel and love life and long distance issues are linked.  It is also good for study, for happiness and also for legal issues.

 Mars now retrograde till late August and this can bring some feeling of frustration possible socially and it is a time for stopping and reconsidering goals and social groups, and to rethink priorities and avoid any seething anger. Let go .

Mercury also moves retrograde on the 26th and this brings delays and frustrations in communications and possibly in financial dealings. Prepare to accept a time of review rather than just frustration till at least the 19th of August

Jupiter is well orientated now towards those born December 31st to January 2nd.  Goals are furthered, confidence in projects is underlined, and friendships and groups are supportive and help you move forward.  There is a feeling of progress and confidence in the air and travel can also be very much part of that.  A psychological sense of well-being is also indicated. 

However, Saturn is in your sign and is currently, as he was earlier in the year, sitting on the Suns of those born December 24th to 28th.  For this group, there are tests and there are also challenges to step up to the plate, to get real, face facts and also to look after one’s health.  Tiredness is possible.  Rest is needed, but so is focus, concentration and pragmatism.  This is a time to look at the structure of your life and re-build if faulty.  This challenge will be around you until the end of the year, by which time you can look back and know that the hard work pays off. 

Uranus, newly moved into Taurus in his once every 84-year visitation to the sign, is good news for you if born December 23rd to 25th.  Quite simply, he is bringing a sense of the new and the awakening and the enlightening, particularly to do with love life, children’s issues and creativity.  He is bringing a desire to be more confident and to take a leap into, more exciting future.  A bigger picture is opening up to you.  Enjoy.  This journey will not be over until early 2020, on and off, so be prepared and positive.

Neptune is inspiring for those born January 9th to 11th.  Your heart centre is now equally as strong as your intellect and you are forced to acknowledge that; and your creative gifts and inspirational gifts and spiritual gifts are also not  to be ignored.  Empathy and compassion is powerful. 

Also, for those born January 9th to 12th, Pluto is once again bringing a huge dollop of destiny to your door.  Your true purpose in life is showing, as is your true power or regeneration, transformation; not only for yourself, but also for others.  Your insight is intense and powerful.  Don’t underestimate your potential but just make sure that your motives are squeaky clean and for the greater good. 

The Solar eclipse on the 13th may well resonate with those born around Jan 10th-12th. A time of some liberation may be apparent and the birth of the new to be embraced.


AQUARIUS

Work is a focus this month and also for all born up to February 13th, communications with those close to you, significant others, is very important and can be very successful.  However, after the 26th, this window of opportunity is not so constructive.  When Mercury goes retrograde, confusions and frustrations are in the air.  Ensure the best communications are made before that date.

Also, before the 10th, Venus, for all born after February 7th, is really enhancing the potential for love life.  Improving relationships and bringing warmth and affections from others and vice versa and your charms are productive.

Mars is in your sign this month, currently directly affecting those born January 23rd to 31st.  Your energy, drive and ambition and assertive qualities are very much flagged up.  Make sure that they do not tip into aggressive, over-competitive qualities., especially as Mars is retrograde now till late August, so your energies may feel or actually be blocked or restricted and possibly paralysed in some way.  Equally, other people may challenge you so that you have to stand up for yourself, but you feel emasculated.. However remember everyone feels this frustration now, so seething frustrated anger from self and others can be dangerously explosive, as it easily can be misdirected.

Jupiter is bringing a touch of indulgence and maybe over-confidence to those born around January 30th to February 1st.  Good times can roll, but so can biting off more than you can chew, or assuming too much, particularly when it comes to you status and career.  Don’t over-reach and avoid arrogance.

Uranus’ new entrance into Taurus, which only happens once every 84 years, is now directly impacting those born January 22nd to 24th.  This once every 42-year influence on your Sun is going to bring some feeling of insecurity and change, possibly on the domestic and family front.  A shake up is needed and you may be feeling restless.  Uranus is your ruling planet so this is significant.  This influence will be with you on and off until early 2020, so watch and wait and be flexible and do not make sudden rash impulsive moves or changes.  They will happen in their own time and you must use them with consideration, but changeability is around you and indeed others. 

The total Lunar eclipse on the 27th will directly affect those born January 24th to 26th.  Expect some significant showdowns and eruptions from the unconscious, both within yourself and possibly from others. Some finalities may be in the air.


PISCES

This month can be great for fun, love life and children’s issues; and artistic creativity.
 
 Mars now significantly retrograde till late August, may however bring a sense of a need for isolation, desired at times, so you can spend time working out your real valid direction and goals. There maybe a sense of stasis and paralysis about rather profound and private issues. Some calm contemplation is needed.

Mercury also moves retrograde on the 26th for just over 3 weeks.  Check all communications are received and delivered clearly, especially at work, and all delays need patience, and give you an opportunity to reconsider direction and ideas. Try and get the best from your communications before the 26th as thereafter there is indeed room for frustration and block.

After the 10th, for all born up to March 14th and the power of affections to and from others are very much underlined and your charms work to your advantage. 

Jupiter is also very well placed now for those born February 28th to March 2nd.  Travel and holidays are particularly emphasised as being very positive inputs.  Long distance issues and general and legal issues also bountiful.  It is a feel good factor and brings positivity and confidence.

Saturn is also helpful now to those born February 21st to March 1st.  Hard work is easy to do.  There is maturity, confidence and self-discipline.  You step up to the plate and achieve what at other times may feel difficult, particularly when helping friends or pursuing a goal collectively with others. 

Uranus’ move into Taurus last May is now in his once every 42-year angular relationship to your Sun, affecting now those born February 19th to 22nd.  For this group, positives energies will bring insight, intuition, eureka moments and chance to look outside the box and take a leap into a new, more exciting, more innovative future.  This will last, on and off, until early 2020.  Enjoy and let your intuition, as much as your heart, play a role. 

Neptune, your ruler is now in your sign, which only happens once every century or so; and now is currently directly affecting all those born March 6th to 8th.  For this group, you are more Piscean than you have ever been.  This is your ruling planet and is bringing out the very best, which is inspiration, creativity, spirituality, empathy, sympathy, but is also bringing the potential for the worst, which is escapism and delusion and being vulnerable to deception, both from self and others. Try and ensure it is the former that you enhance and experience. 

Finally, Pluto is continuing to enhance the lives of those born March 9th to 12th.  He is bringing determination, incisiveness, a forensic power and force to influence other people through intelligent insight.  Just make sure it is for the greater good. 

Friday, 1 June 2018

JUNE 2018 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR SUN SIGN HOROSCOPE


   
Uranus is now getting underway, as a toe dipping exercise into his new sign of earthy Taurus till November, before fully committing to that sign in March next year, for aprox 7 years... Hints of financial (Taurus) disruptions (Uranus) in the banking industry and the unpredictable in monetary/security dealings and in the infrastructure of our financial system globally will start to be flagged up.

Change in the way we view money and deal with it, is going to be very much subject to change in this realm that will not always feel comfortable and the unexpected is very much in the air in this connection.. Digitalisation and technological redefining (Uranus) of money leading to a cashless society will gradually dominate, with implications as to who may be locked out of the system as a result. Rebellions against financial systems  (e.g. the Euro) will be in the air, which will have a global effect on stock markets and economies.

Interestingly Italy is currently going through a disruption politically and a rebellion against the status quo re its affiliation with the Euro. Italy is a Leo country, which is in a square (disruptive) relationship to Taurus, where Uranus has just started to occupy. This has had a knock on effect on international stock markets. This sort of instability will be become more the norm in the coming 7 years.
ere will be more such chaos to come.

Uranus if anything, is guaranteed to bring the unexpected and from Taurus, apart from being connected to financial security is also linked to the land and nature and Uranus will bring revolutions (the innovative/technology) of necessity in this area too, in order to maintain the integrity of our farming systems, our diet and the survival of our natural infrastructure, not least because of climate change and the abuse of our power over the land and animals/insects. The downside is that very unwelcome changes in out natural world can be unpredictable, surprising and rapid as a cumulative result of years of human unknowing or knowing abuse.

 It is also very much a powerful correlative fact that Pluto (power/ hubris and nemesis) since 2007/8 has been in Capricorn  (the establishment and the overarching economic ideology) and is continuing to show serious cracks in the sustainability of the current model of neoliberal capitalism as it has evolved over the last 10-15 years or so. Its implicit inequality and toxicity as it stands, is becoming increasingly globally apparent. Global corporate dominance and implicated tax avoidance /evasion because of their non-allegiance to one domicile; oligarchs and money laundering, shareholder wealth, with no proportionate trickle down to workers… and all this, whilst austerity and limited workers rights and often exploitation, prevail for the mass of the populace.

The concept of continuing economic growth is the unequivocal god, but whom does it serve and what destruction of the planet does it bring in its wake? It has the seeds of its own destruction.

As professor Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University wisely said, “ Perpetual growth is the creed of the cancer cell”

Pluto has certainly ensured whilst in Capricorn (and there till 2025) that capitalism as it was originally designed, in the era of the Calvinist work ethic with its implicit trickle down theory, has long been abandoned on the altar of overt greed by the few.

 Reactionary rebellion against this system has manifested in many ways in populist voting terms, wisely or not, with surprise decisions such as Brexit and the turning to extreme alternative choices of those who govern them, in the hope that this will be the answer to problematic grievances for many.

To add to this whole picture and to act as a catalyst to the nemesis that Pluto brings when power is misused, Saturn (lord of Karma and reality checks i.e. a karmic school teacher.) is also now, along with Pluto, in Capricorn (from late December last year till mid December 2020). He will certainly bring huge glitches to the system as the full realities and the cumulative destruction, not least to the environment, of current capitalism’s extremism continue to manifest.  There is going to be an increasingly very big backlash and a serious price to pay economically/systemically and environmentally in the next few years. This is a real wake up call.

Simultaneously and hopefully, the redemptive influence of Neptune which continues now, since February 2012, to be powerful in its own sign of Pisces (till 2026) and will influence the collective unconscious of the populace and especially for those born during this period,(i.e. the future generation). This will bring a deeper love of and respect for nature and a great desire for its survival and health. A different sense of priorities (Pisces) about what really matters, beyond mere ego, greed and economic growth, will manifest.

The power of Saturn now in Capricorn has not been very magnanimous to either Teresa May or Trump last month or this. Blocks and reality checks abound, as it squares May’s Sun and opposes Trump’s Mercury and squares his Neptune.

The USA birth chart (Independence day 1776) is looking stressed from late this month, all July and early August as Saturn squares its Venus and Jupiter… although Jupiter acts somewhat protectively simultaneously, by luck, rather than design or good management it seems.

Days of some stress and blocks globally are the 15th/16th when Mercury opposes Saturn and the 27th when the Sun opposes Saturn. Serious and difficult issues need addressing and only patience and honesty and lack of ego interest, will help.

Days of some potential ruthless and risky communications are around the 23rd when Mercury opposes Pluto and much confusion in news/communications/ fake news? are around the 6th when Mercury squares up to Neptune and the power of obsession and financial drive is also apparent then, as Venus simultaneously opposes Pluto on the 6th.

Days of some uplift in news and progressive times are around the 1st /2nd when Venus trines Jupiter and Neptune and Mercury trines Mars.

Expect the unexpected around the 30th when Mercury squares up to Uranus… and financial clashes and economic  /trade disputes are indicated as a significant factor around the 21st when Venus opposes Mars.

Crazy communications and unexpected ones are in the ether around the 30th when Mercury squares up to Uranus, and it is also possible that geophysical stresses and strains on the planet will manifest then.

The Moon is new on the 13th   at 22 degrees of Gemini at 19.44 GMT. This can denote new beginnings and the metaphorical sowing of good seeds, whilst the full Moon on the 28th at 6 degrees of Cancer (also opposing Saturn) at 4.54 GMT indicates some rather tough (and unwelcome to some) truths erupting and the results of ill sown seeds are likely to manifest. Endings are in the air.




Aries

 Before the 12th you will all be able to feel confidence in your communications with others.  Your mind is sharp and intelligent, although thereafter, clarity when communicating with families will need to be ensured, as there is room for confusion. 

However, self-indulgence and indulgence of others, particularly connected to family is also very indicated before the 13th. 

After the 13th, love life gets a boost, particularly if born up to April 9th and creativity and appreciation of the arts is definitely a feature.  Happy times with offspring are also indicated. 

Mars, now in Aquarius, is bringing this month, for those born March 26th to 31st real leadership drive and determination.  Working with friends is very constructive and they can be great stimulators of your own.  Strong and ambitious energy for the greater good is yours.  Enjoy. 

Saturn however is challenging the lives of those born March 25th to 29th, as he did last February/March.  This energy has never really cleared, but it is a feeling of block or frustration, particularly on the career front.  Lack of confidence needs to be brought under control and patience and determination may be needed. 

Uranus has finally left your sign last month and many of you will look back on the last seven years or so and realise just how much in some respects your life is a different one now.

Finally, those born April 9th to 11th still have Pluto rearing his head, warning you to avoid power struggles.  Keep squeaky clean, draw boundaries around those who are coercive or controlling and recognise that endings are in the air and these can be very transformative, provided you are clear of conscience.


TAURUS

The big news is that Uranus is now in your sign, dipping his toe in until around the 7th November, after which he moves back into Aries for a while.  Those directly affected initially are born April 20th to 23rd.  Be prepared for a year of change, waking up to a new consciousness, looking outside the box, seeing the bigger picture and being activated to do what is uniquely right for you.  This is an awakening, and change is inevitable.

From the 12th, your communications with others can be very successful and effective and your mind and insight is to be admired, as is true for you all. 

Before the 13th, Venus is going to offer, for those born after May 4th, a chance to utilise your charm, combined with intelligence, so that you’re persuasive, convincing and loving in your approach to others. 

However, after the 13th, if born up May 9th, be care about over-indulgence, or over-spending on family and on domestic issues. 

Mars is currently squaring your sign, particularly affecting those born April 25th to May 1st.  There will be some contentious behaviour around you, possibly in your working environment and there is impatience in the air, both from you and others; and forceful behaviour needs to be carefully watched.  Too much fixity can get you into trouble.  Others are no push-overs either.  After the 26th, when Mars moves retrograde, energy that is difficult can internalise and you can feel slightly paralysed.  

Jupiter is very much the friend now of those born May 3rd to 7th in terms of the potential for growth, travel, enthusiasm and enjoyment, just have a care that he can also make you over-reach or bite off more than you can chew or over-spend; and a little bit of arrogance does not go down too well, so beware of that too.  

Saturn is a friend now of those born April 25th to 30th.  He is bringing a great deal of discipline and patience and preparing you to step up to the plate.  Travel may be for duty and obligation, but hard work, focus and maturity pays off. 

Neptune is inspiring now to those born May 6th to 8th.  The arts need to feature in some way.  Your heart is opened.  Your sensitivity and empathy and compassion is strong and a spiritual desire is stimulated.  Friendships and working for goals which open your heart, are underlined very positively.

Pluto is very empowering now again of those born May 10th to 12th, as he was in February. You are determined, strong and know who you are.  A feeling of fate is around you in a very positive and constructive way, even if it is a bit daunting, not least connected to long distance projects or legal issues, but power and determination is yours. 


GEMINI

This is your birthday period so it is a very good time for shining and indeed before the 12th, all born after May 26th are particularly able to exploit your Gemini eloquence and versatility.

After the 13th, all born up to June 10th have the capacity to be very charming, loving and caring in your communications and your heart will be powerful and therefore influential in dealings with others in a very positive way. 

Mars is very helpful now if born May 26th to June 1st.  He is bringing energy, drive, ambition, determination, particularly in intellectual pursuits and connected to travel and long distance interests.  You know who you are and what you want and where you are going. 

After the 26th, when Mars moves retrograde, there may be some pauses for some reconsideration, but it is in a positive way. 

Neptune is going to be affecting many in a way that is a little bit confusing, if born around June 6th to 8th.  He is starting to bring a sense of uncertainty, a wobble, a feeling as if you are navigating difficult ground, where lack of certainty is in the air.  Under-confidence and confusion is possible and you may realise that your goals need to change, particularly connected to career.  That’s fine.  Don’t be scared.  See this as a journey, a little bit without oars or a compass, but trust the trade winds.  This will be with you, on and off, until February 2020, during which you will make a transition.  Trust.   Meanwhile, enjoy the arts and being near the sea, the arts and self-reflection. 

A new Moon will be directly affecting those born around June 13th to 15th on the 13th.  For this group, a new start may well get its launch. 


CANCER

Uranus’ new entry into Taurus is very good for all born June 22nd to 24th.  It brings the potential over the next year for a change of direction, an intelligent awakening and your intuition is sharpened.  People and opportunities come your ways, that are catalysts for change. 

Meanwhile, this month, after the 12th, Mercury in your sign brings for you all an opportunity to take centre stage, to be listened to.  Just be sure you also listen to the other guy’s point of view as well, but communication will be important to you.

Also before the 13th, for all born after July 6th, Venus is in your sign and can bring personal charm to your charisma, good taste, looking good, feeling good with plenty of love to give and received and harmony surrounds you.

Jupiter is also very much on your side now if born July 5th to 9th.  He is really enhancing your creativity, your social life, romantic potential and good news and enjoyment via personal offspring of the mind (or body).  Travel is very much in the air as well.  This is a great celebration of life and personal talents.

Saturn, however, is now opposing the Suns, as he did last February and March, of those born June 26th to 30th.  Other people seem to be standing in your way, or there are somehow blocks, notably connected to relationships issues.  This is a time to discriminate between those who are genuine and valid teachers and those who are just unnecessarily obstructive, but also acknowledge when people are genuinely in need and loyalty and obligation and duty is flagged up.  This is a very maturing time.  Step up to the plate. 

Neptune is very inspiring if born July 8th to 10th.  This protracted influence is really going to bring out the best in your artistic and creative talents and also in your spiritual reaching.  Travel, being near the sea, taking breaks from the harsh realities of life can work wonders.  Inspiration on all levels is underlined.  Your heart centre is truly open.

Finally, Pluto is continuing on his journey to oppose the Suns of those born July 12th to 14th.  This energy has been in play since the beginning of the year and is not truly over until the end of next year.  It demands that you stand up for yourself and do not allow other people to coerce or control and that you draw boundaries around such behaviour. You need to recognise that endings are in the air and there is a sense of destiny about this, but be very conscious.  Look carefully at the dynamic and know exactly what is the right course of action from a considered and not a knee-jerk viewpoint.


LEO

It can be quite a sociable month and others should appreciate you. 

Before the 12th if born after July 27th, communications with groups of people and friends is significant and good news is definitely on the agenda. 

From the 13th for all born up to August 12th, Venus in your sign really enhances your magnificent sense of self, tweaks your ego and brings love and harmony, both from within you and from others.  You will look and feel better than normal, and feel a sense of appreciation from others.

Mars, however, is opposing the Suns now of those born July 28th to August 3rd.  As last February/March, this is a little bit of a challenge from others.  They will not let you get away with anything.  They will be conducive to some self-reflection.  Beware those people who are gratuitously aggressive, but also ensure that you understand why some people are challenging.

After the 26th, when Mars moves retrograde, some paralysis is felt within.  A time of review is necessary. 

For all born between August 5th and 9th, Jupiter is currently squaring your Suns, encouraging some over-indulgence.  Enjoy, but maybe you are pushing the boat out a little too far.  Self-indulgence is in the air.

Uranus’ move into Taurus is going to be directly affecting those born July 23rd to 25th this month.  The square relationship created now between Uranus and the Sun’s of this group will be connected to status and reputation and career, which may go through a wobble.  There is also a sense that uncertainty and unpredictability is within you and foolish impulse should be avoided.  Remember who and what you are.  Change is inevitable and needs to be embraced with caution, but know that it does have to be embraced in some context. 


VIRGO

Uranus’ move into Taurus is good news for those born August 23rd to 26th.  This year long influence will bring an awakening, a confidence, a renewed sense of belief in your own uniqueness and individuality.  It brings a catalyst for change, from higher learning, philosophy and through travel and internationalism.  It ensures that our uniqueness really gains confidence to be expressed.  This is an awakening and an enlightening influence.  Enjoy. 

Friendships are very much emphasised this month after the 12th.  Communications with others in a group context are very successful and others bring good ideas to your door.

Before that date, ensure that all communications in your professional capacity are clear.

Before the 13th, all born after September 6th will find that in social life , support and affection from others is very forthcoming. 

Jupiter is also pleasantly supportive of all those born September 5th to 9th.  He is bringing wisdom, insight, successful communications and negotiations and is a particularly positive one for interaction with siblings.  Good news re events is in the air.

Saturn is also constructive and satisfying for those born August 28th to September 1st.  Hard work and discipline is really paying off now.  Loyalty, duty and stepping up to the plate to do what is necessary comes easily and brings deferred gratification and success and indeed admiration from others, particularly connected to romance and children’s issues. It also brings focus, concentration and discipline in the arts.  All can be very successful. 

Neptune is currently opposing the Suns of those born September 8th to 10th.  This is a long transit, with you on and off until February 2020 and brings idealism in relationships and longing for the perfect mate, but also goes with it the danger of over-idealism, projecting on to others things that you want to see. It also attracts the possibility of escapism and self-deception or indeed some deceptions from other people, whether consciously or unconsciously.  Just keep grounded, but it is brilliant for the arts and for really enjoying the natural and spiritual world. 

Finally, Pluto is really enhancing the powers, determination and the courage and sense of power now for those born September 12 to 14th.  You are no shrinking violet.  You have a sense of self and your destiny and you’re going to go for it, particularly when it comes to creativity and romance.  Your insight is admirable, clear and needs to be acted on.


LIBRA

Travel is flagged up this month, or at least international dealings and after the 12th many of you will find yourself engaged unusually actively with family members and once must make sure that there is clarity. 

Before the 13th, many of you born after October 7th may find yourself in lavish surroundings, spending money, enjoying yourself around home and family, but possibly with some caution needed.

After the 13th, if born up to October 13th, there is a real boost to social life, friendship and love and friendship can get intertwined.  

Mars is very supportive now of those born September 28th to October 4th.  There is a determination and a focus and an ambition connected to creative issues, offspring issues and romantic issues, all in a very constructive way.  There is courage, determination, pragmatism and progress.

Saturn is a little challenging, as he was last February/March, for those born September 28th to October 2nd.  His square to your Sun may bring a few hiccups and challenges on the family, domestic or real estate front.  Self-discipline and patience may be needed, but reality checks are in the air and need to be dealt with.  Delays may demand a bit of a re-think.  Do not loose confidence and look after the health.

Finally, Pluto is now squaring up to the Suns of those born October 13th to 15th.  This has been in the ether since the beginning of the year and does demand a confrontation with issues deep within oneself or in the family context, in a way that makes you understand deep energies that are operating that may be deeply buried in you or others.  A need for self-assertion is strong and honesty and cautious consciousness is very helpful.  Your psyche is demanding things that you need to honour , but not totally control you in an impulsive way.


SCORPIO

The entrance of Uranus into your opposite sign of Taurus last month is now impacting, as it will for about a year, the lives of those born around October 23rd to 25th.   This will bring definite changes that are unpredictable, connected to relationships.  There is a sense that other people are wanting more freedom, creating a change in the dynamic between you and the other.  This can be very liberating to you ultimately, even if it feels a little bit disturbing or unexpected.  This is an awakening period and every though it may be uncomfortable, it is necessary to kick start you and partner into a new consciousness. 

After the 12th, you will all be drawn to internationalism or travel will be on the cards and certainly communications, long distance is underlined.

Before the 13th, if born after November 6th, love and travel are perfect partners.  Internationalism is pleasing and a love of learning is in the air. 

After the 13th, however, all born up to November 12th need to be a little careful about hypocrisy at work or sycophancy, but your charms can certainly work wonders. 

Mars is less friendly now to those born October 28th to November 3rd.  He is bringing definitely war drum noises from the domestic environment.  There is anger from you or from others in that context.  Determination, impatience, impulsiveness, irritation and fixity are the enemies, both in self and from others.  Tread carefully.
After the 26th, there will be some internalisation of this energy for reconsideration.

Jupiter is obviously very beneficial for your sign now, being in Scorpio and particularly so now for those born November 5th to 9th.  This augurs very well for luck, optimism, and growth, inner or outer.  This is also brilliant for travel and for financial luck and gain.  A feeling of positivity, enjoyment of life and optimism is in the air.  Just don’t over push your luck. 

Saturn is very much a positive influence, if restraining and maturing, for those born October 28th to November 1st.  Your thinking is grounded, solid, common sense filled and cautious, which serves you well.

Neptune is truly inspiring now for all born November the 8th to 10th.  He is very idealistic romantically and bringing great gifts re visualisation in the arts and a sense of a desire for beauty, harmony and peace; and is very much a bringer of empathy and compassion in love life and to one’s offspring.  Enjoy.  It opens the heart.

Finally, Pluto your powerful ruler is now very much complimenting the lives of those born November 12th to 14th.  Quite simply, he is empowering your insight, which is typical of your sign anyway, but giving it forensic accuracy and your communications to and from others are profound, meaningful, transformational and empowering.  A sense of destiny is in the air and you and others feel your truth, powerfully.  Use well. 


SAGITTARIUS

With the Sun being in your opposite sign of Gemini this month, it’s definitely a time for focus on other people and even for potentially allowing them to take some control over your life, obviously in a benign way.

Indeed, before the 12th, all born after November 27th will find that communications with others are on hyper drive, most of which will be very positive. 

From the 13th, all born up to December 12th will find that love and travel are very compatible features and harmony and happiness through higher education, philosophy and international events and dealings are in your lap. 

Mars is also in a very constructive mood for all born November 27th to December 3rd.  From your solar 3rd house he is bringing focus on determination of thought, speech and mind, with clarity and determination to affect others with your wisdom and strength. Intelligence and action are hand in hand.

Neptune is currently, from Pisces, squaring your sign and is at this moment in time squaring the Suns of those born December 8th to 10th.  This has been in the ether for this group since last month and will be hanging around as such until February 2020.  Whenever Neptune is around, one has to treat it as a rather blind journey when he is in square relationship.  There is confusion and uncertainty and rather shaky infrastructure.  There is transition and it’s slow, it’s gradual and it feels like it can undermine confidence, but in fact this is a natural transition, like an evolution and it will bring ultimately a change of direction that is more in tune with your heart.  Trust.  Let the trade winds take you there.  Meanwhile, being near nature, around the arts and opening the heart centre and having sort of meditative time can be very helpful.  This is a time of inner searching, rather than outer ego.



CAPRICORN

Uranus’ recent move into Taurus last month is very good news for your sign, notable now if born December 22nd/23rd. He is going to bring the new, the exciting and the innovative into your life, from within and externally, particularly connected to children’s issues, romantic issues and creative issues.  Social life will take a turn for the better in terms of awakening and enlightening you to new possibilities and new input in general.  This allows you to get away from fear or security issues that have held you back and brings you the ability to take a leap into the new and to trust.  This is awakening and a freedom giving transit, but it’s slow, but sure and by this time next year you would have understood the journey.

Meanwhile this is definitely a month of relationship focus, notably after the 12th, when communications with others are very favourable and constructive.

Indeed, before the 13th, for all born after January 4th, love life is definitely highlighted and appreciation and affection from others to you and vice versa, is definitely in the air. 

Jupiter is also very much your friend now if born January 3rd to 6th.  You are feeling lucky, intelligent, working with others as a leader is very underlined and friends, associations and groups you work with all bring you positive vibes, luck and expansion.  Travel is also positively flagged up. 

Saturn however is in your sign, and as last February/March is directly sitting on the Suns ( in his once every 30 year visitation) of those born December 26th to 30th.  For this group, there is a need for rest, to look after the body, to be patient, hard working, self-controlled and self-disciplined in order to get through some challenges.  Building structures for oneself through hard work is important now, but facing facts and reality checks are part of the picture.  Delays need to be taken on board with a philosophical attitude.  They are for a reason,

Neptune is highly inspiring now for those born January 6th to 8th and will be for about another year.  This brings out your creative gifts and appreciation of the arts, particularly music and a love of the sea.  Your heart centre is opened, your mind is not just about pure logic anymore and empathy and compassion are shining through and your communications will demonstrate this and the non-material side of you will also shine.

Finally, Pluto, still in your sign, and will be until 2025, is now again directly impacting those born January 10th to 12th.  This has been true on and off since February and will be so until December of next year.  Note that this once every 248-year hit to your Sun brings a profound sense of fate and destiny into your life.  It is very much transformational, transitional and regenerative, but sometimes one has to go through the dark to get to the light.  Endings are in the air, but out of anything that is difficult, comes a renewed sense of empowerment and sense of identity, that you’ve got no choice but to embrace and whatever lies within you as a potential can materialise.

The full Moon on the 28th directly affects those born around December 28th. For these people there is a sense of closing of chapters, as the unconscious wishes to enforce a clearinghouse in some way.


AQUARIUS

June is definitely a time for enjoyment, happiness, celebration of creativity and love life.  There is fertility around.

Indeed, before the 12th, all born after January 24th will have creativity, particularly with writing, very underscored and communications with loved ones and children shine.

After the 13th, when Venus moves into your opposite sign of Leo, all born up to February 9th will find that Cupid is very much your friend.  Love to and from others is very much on the menu and your charms are so attractive to others. 

Mars is in your sign this month, directly sitting on the energies of those born January 25th to January 31st.  This gives a huge impact to your drives, your determination and also to potential angry feelings and lack of patience and some intolerance.  It can also mean that others are reflecting to you similar qualities.  Positively it is about determination and ambition and drive that is constructive.  As always note your motive.  You may get what you want, but the price you pay could be not what you would have desired.  Motive is everything. 

Jupiter is squaring the Suns currently of those born February 2nd to 6th.  When Jupiter squares one’s Sun, it can bring good times, but it can also bring a excess of confidence, or excess of extravagance or a sort of over the tope quality.  In this case any excess is like to be an over-confidence in career or over-pushing for results that are not realistic.  Enjoy by all means, but with caution. 

Uranus’ move into Taurus does bring with it a square energy to your sign and initially this is most affecting those born January 21st/22nd.  For this group, unexpected change and disruption and unpredictability can come from deep within you, but also from circumstances connecting to home, family and real estate.  Restlessness, frustration, desire for change is all part of this energy and since Uranus is your ruling planet, this is not insignificant.  What it does do is give you the opportunity to kick-start yourself into being true to your own intuitive self.  The danger is to rush into something too impulsively.  So stop and think, but know that change is desirable, but needs cautious management.  This will last for about a year, so give it time. 


PISCES

Uranus’s move into Taurus is good news for your sign over the coming seven years and initially is most directly affecting those born February 19th/20th.  This once every 42-year angular relationship will release a new sense of a desire for awakening, enlightenment and a freedom to be true to oneself and a strong intuition, particularly in one’s thinking.  Communications will be marked by insight and eureka moments and intelligent big picture understanding.  Technology, new ideas and innovation will be part of the journey. 

From the 12th, all of you will enjoy fun, good times, good communication with lovers, children and very creative inspirations, particularly connected to the written word.

Before the 13th, all born after March 4th can enjoy the fruits of love life, creativity and offspring issues.  Fun and enjoyment and affections are very much in the air. 

Jupiter is very much on the side now of those born March 3rd to 7th.  Travel is definitely flagged up and international dealings can bring luck and success.  There is also a great desire for higher learning and success in academia.  The philosophical bent is definitely strong and a general feeling of luck, growth, confidence and adventure is very much underlined. 

Saturn now is creating a rather magnanimous sense of caution and discipline and hard work that brings rewards for those born February 23rd to 27th.  Working in a group context brings growth through discipline and patience and constructive cooperation.  Self-discipline now is a really good investment of energy and working for the greater good is very satisfactory. 

Neptune remains very strong in your sign of course, for the long haul and is currently directly emphasising the energy of a truly pure Piscean nature of those born March 6th to 8th.  This energy remains with you until early 2020, so one needs to get used to this.  It is truly inspiring, truly spiritualising, truly creative and truly opening of the heart and that’s all positive.  The negative side is that it can make you very escapist, hypersensitive, prone to illusion, delusion or self-deception and hypersensitive to the point of finding it sometimes difficult to cope with reality.  Do try and ensure the former qualities are emphasised.  Psychic moments and spiritual experiences are not that uncommon with this.  Just remember to keep grounded. 

Finally, Pluto is currently harmonising with the Suns of those born March 10th to 12th and remains so until the end of 2019.  This just gives a great sense of empowerment to your gifts and talent and a sense of destiny to exploit them and confidence. Working in a group situation encourages this self-belief and you can be transformational not only for yourself but for others who need your power and energy to help them.  Enjoy.