Monday, 1 December 2014


By Leigh Oswald (London-based Astrologer and Teacher)

The big news this month is the once every 2½ year shift of sign for Saturn. Saturn takes 29½ years to go round the ecliptic and those years are divided between the 12 signs.

He leaves Scorpio on the 23rd and enters Sagittarius.

On a personal level, wherever Sagittarius equates to in your personal birth chart, will be where he will brings lessons your way.

From Scorpio Saturn brought intensity, depth and obsessive focus on growing the economy. Harsh lessons, and the fanatical obsession with austerity (for most, but the opposite for the top few percent) by governments, connected to economic policy have been constant. He also positively brought the uncovering of abuses socially/sexually and economically, certain market fixing/tax evasion and the exposure of the ruthlessness of our uber capitalist system. The focus on profits and austerity combined, has also created a pressurising of many workers in western democracies to take employment that has poor conditions, very low pay and non-guaranteed working hours (e.g. zero hours contracts) that has in turn brought greater profits for some larger corporate businesses. Indeed some organisations then rely on government welfare payments to supplement housing costs for their low paid employees, as housing costs escalate to impossible levels. Effectively and ironically this has created a culture in some mega businesses, of what has been called corporate welfare.

Scorpio is very much connected to the desire for power via money and Saturn tests us all for that, and alongside the ongoing Pluto in Capricorn, which can be connected to the establishment abuse of power, this has been quite an important time in our reassessment of global growth, modern capitalism and its implications and indeed its sustainability..

The concentration of wealth and power in global corporations; and international financial dealings that are beyond an individual country’s law to control, and the collusion between big business and governments, has created a sense of a powerlessness in the ordinary citizen, and indeed for some more democratic/principled governments, e.g. the situation re the powers of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

From Sagittarius, there will be a large global reaction to all of the above. Saturn will bring challenges internationally to do with the fallout from globalisation and the ever more powerful remote bastions of power. Saturn is where we learn lessons, where we have to face some truths, and in Sagittarius there is definitely going to be some issues connected with boundaries internationally and a breakdown of international consensus and the results of globalisation that has led to a sense of a greater hunger for national identity and national autonomy. In other words there will be pressure from the populous for more regional control over systems and the environment

A greater search for philosophical truth and justice will also dominate, which will rise above the single focus on money and growth, that has become prison of us all, not least the planet, in recent years; and of course that can also mean, in extreme manifestation, an even more dangerous and problematic growth in ruthless religious extremism. Every planetary position has its down side.

Saturn in Sagittarius can unfortunate create a tremendous sense of rather blind ideological self-righteousness.

Travel will also somehow be limited and possibly in some way, more fraught with danger, and a greater sense of localism/parochialism or even tribalism may ensue as a result of a drive for more national/local identity. Countries that may well be affected more than others are Australia and Spain, and the United States, with its Sagittarius ascendant, may be touched strongly, by Saturn’s visit to the sign of the Archer.  

There will be a greater search for universal truth and a desire to have more openness and honesty, and the spiritual/environmental health of the planet may of necessity become a greater focus.

Global cooperation for environmental survival, as opposed to economic gain, will become a must.

Saturn initially stays in Sagittarius till 15th June and then returns on that date to revisit the last degrees of Scorpio, where he hovers till Sept 18th. From that date, he finally commits to Sagittarius, to really do his work from that sign continuously till December 20th 2017.

Jupiter also moves retrograde in the 8th He will stay in that mode till next April 8th. This indicates that the power of Jupiter becomes subtler and less overt. Benefits and growth are more inner and spiritual and less materialistic in quality. This applies globally and in individual’s charts by influence

Positive days this month are around the 4th and 5th when the new and the innovative and the liberating are in the air, also the 6th. Creative days are around the 14th, 15th, 20th and 21st.

The full Moon is on the 6th at 14 degrees of Gemini at 12.27 GMT and the new Moon is on 22nd at 0 degrees of Capricorn at 1.36 GMT.

Sow on the new and reap on the full.

All good wishes for a happy holiday and for a saner 2015 for mother earth.

ARIES March 21st - April 20th

Saturn dips his toe into Sagittarius this on the 23rd. This is a positive, if serious and grown-up movement for your sign. Because Sagittarius is in harmony with your fire sign, it suggests that for the next aprox 2½ years (hinted at from the 23rd, but really underway from mid September) that all of you at some point will feel a sense of dealing with things practically, robustly, constructively, maturely, with hard work and discipline involved, but to good effect, and issues to do with travel and work can be connected to duty, obligation or study. Serious thinking, serious contemplation around the higher things of life may also become part of the picture, but self-control and self-discipline are very much in your favour in the coming few years.

December is a good month for you generally, especially for travel, holidays, and long-distance communications. Philosophical and academic indulgence and achievements are in the air.

Before the 17th all born after April 15th will find study and travel particularly intellectually stimulating and before the 10th all born after April 7th may find that love life and pleasure and long-distance and academic issues also combine harmoniously and there is a feel-good factor on a sort of existential level.

Mars before the 4th however, brings a little bit of warning for those born after April 15th. There may be some war drums audible on the professional front and be wary of being too ambitious, assertive, confident and intolerant at work. Authority figures are also likely to seem rather obstructive or over-assertive. It is very much a time to calm your impatience and fieriness.

After the 4th if born up to April 11th a sense of robust leadership abilities, positive social life, constructive energy and ambition that is measured and fruitful, shows itself with others.

Jupiter is excellent now for those born April 13th to 16th.  He is bringing fertility, exuberance, life-enhancing joy, romance and a great feel-good factor and you can feel happily centre stage. Although from the 8th when Jupiter goes retrograde, the growth and joy is less visible, but the Xmas spirit of goodwill etc will shine..

TAURUS April 21ST - May 20th

Saturn moving out of your opposite sign of Scorpio and into Sagittarius on the 23rd is good news. He is been in Scorpio for 2½ years, affecting all of you at some point , in terms of challenges, difficulties in relationships, other people blocking your path, reality checks etc It has also brought you a reminder of age and some serious focus, maturity and hard work. Triumphs have been because of the discipline and hard work that it has demanded.

However, before he leaves Scorpio on the 23rd he will be reminding,( as he is in his last lap of that sign), those born after May 17th of difficulties that need to be faced in relationships and with authority figures. He does return to Scorpio for 3 months from mid June just to tidy up unfinished business for those born late Taurus.

December for Taurus is a month of contemplation of the deeper aspects/realities of life, and also for dealing with complex financial issues generally, and it is a time when the superficial won’t do. Saturn in Sagittarius generally will reinforce these matters for the coming few years.

After the 10th all born up to May 16th have a pleasant sense of well-being. Travel and love go hand-in-hand and there is a helpful feeling of philosophical contentment round the Xmas time.

After the 17th all born up to May 14th are in profound mood with intellectual acumen and long-distance issues can prove mentally inspiring.

Before the 4th those of you born after May 17th may find that those first few days bring an extra rush of energy, drive and determination and certainly travel that is very purposeful is indicated and hard work on an academic level and determination ideologically is flagged up.,

After the 4th all born up to May 11th, may find there is some confrontation with authority figures and family issues may be a little tense, so the holiday period may require restraint.

Jupiter is tempting those born May 11th to 14th this month to be rather extravagant. The holiday and Christmas period may in fact bring over-indulgence and a little excess which can be enjoyable and/or regretted a little later.

GEMINI May 21st - June 20th

Noteworthy news this month is Saturn’s move into your opposite sign of Sagittarius on the 23rd. He will be in Sagittarius till mid June, in exploratory mode, and then returns to Scorpio, for a few months and then finally commits to Sagittarius in mid September.

From Sagittarius, your relationship sector, he will bring serious issues re others where you have to be mature and dutiful, or possibly be forced to deal with some relationship issues that are less than easy. Relationships go though potential testing times and good ones survive stronger, and are more committed, but fatally flawed ones may not. Seriousness/reality checks are the name of the game.  Initially this month after the 23rd, only those born very early Gemini are so affected i.e. round May 22nd/23rd.

However Venus in your opposite sign also before the 10th augurs well if born after June 8th. For this group there is a remarkable input of love, affection, romance, social life and positive feedback from other people will really lighten your mood and bring fulfilment.

Mars after the 4th is bringing courage drive, ambition, determination and purposeful travel to all those born up to June 13th. Philosophical strengths are indicated.

Jupiter too is still very helpful now, provided you take advantage of opportunities that are coming your way if born June 12th to 15th. Your intelligence levels are high and communication skills impressive, others listen and wisdom shines out from you. Optimism also shines out and is infectious. Much comings and goings can also bring benefits, and relationships particularly thrive from excellent communications. The season of good cheer is reflected in you admirably.

The full Moon falls on the 6th at 14 degrees of your sign, hence all born round June 4th-6th will find around the 6th a possible need to bring closure to certain issues and circumstances in life.  A time of reaping, whatever you have sown is in the air.

CANCER June 21st - July 21st

This month is important as Saturn moves away from Scorpio into Sagittarius on the 23rd, (a temporary shift). This points to a coming period till mid June; and again more profoundly
from September next year for over 2 years, of a generalised need to seriously address everyday work issues and to rationalise organisation and accept discipline and patience to tackle blocks and logistical problems in profession. It also suggests a need to focus on optimising health regimes to your benefit.

Meanwhile, if born after July 17th, before the 23rd Saturn (in his last degrees of Scorpio) is demanding maturity and some discipline in creative and love life and serious issues, which demand a grown-up response will be evident in romantic situations. Children of mind and body may need serious thought in terms of handling them, and creativity demands technical patience and expertise.

This however is a generally good month to tidy up your general environment by doing so; you are tidying your mind. Time for boring practicalities and rationalisations which later you will be glad you addressed.

Venus moves into your opposite sign on the 10th bringing thereafter, extra love and positive relationship issues and events into your life, for those born up to July 17th. Mercury too, after the 17th enhances sociability and much positive communication with others if born up to July 15TH.  Hence the holiday and Xmas period augurs well in this respect.

Mars before the 4th is bringing a few confrontational possibilities for those born after July18th. Hence those early days demand diplomacy and a need to think before you react, and try to bring compromise.

The new Moon falls in your opposite sign at 0 degrees of Capricorn on the 22nd and this suggests that this day can bring for those born around June 22nd/23rd some sense of renewal, new starts and a sowing for the future is in the ether.

LEO July 22nd - August 22nd

 Saturn's move into Sagittarius on the 23rd is no bad thing for your sign. From Scorpio where he has been over the past 2½ years, he has definitely brought significant reality checks for many of you, not least on the family and domestic fronts and one has had to acknowledge the march of time and the realities of life, but ultimately constructively, if used wisely

However, now from Sagittarius he is going to bring certainly some hard work and focus, but in a way that is pleasing and restores much pride and faith in life. Those initially affected are those born early Leos, around July 23rd. He will also bring a gravitas of a constructive sort, both in romantic issues, around children's issues and in creative pursuits. This mood is alleviated between mid June and mid September when he is revisiting Scorpio, but continues from mid September when Saturn renters Sagittarius for the real deal.

Generally this is a good month for Leos when life is enjoyed and the party season suits you. You can indulge and appreciate it, notably before the 10th, especially if born after August 9th.

Before the 17th all born after July 27th can benefit enormously in all their relationships through excellent communications and openness.

The latter part of the month will also bring for many an opportunity to show your capabilities and usefulness professionally, and your charms can be very helpful in this respect.

If born up to August 13th, very many of you will find that after the 4th your assertive side is very strong as Mars is in Aquarius, but importantly this may be in response to other people who are very assertive towards you, It can be a time when this can be constructive in terms of truthfulness and open honesty with humility, but other people will not hold back. What a matter is that you mutually respect what each other says say, but be open to compromise.

Jupiter is still very much on your side if born August 13th to 16th. He brings optimism, enjoyment, positivity, travel, protection and growth, and after the 8th, many of his advantages may be more internal and spiritual, rather than external and material.

VIRGO August 23rd - September 21st

The big news is Saturn moving into Sagittarius this month on the 23rd. It does impact your sign. In Scorpio he was a fairly constructive if rather disciplining influence. However in Sagittarius he is in square angle to your sign, so a little more challenging, but nevertheless long-term benefits are gained from Saturn's challenge. Those initially this month affected are those born very early cuspal Virgo around August 24th. It is possible from the 23rd that this group will feel a little hint of looming challenges, possibly on the family and real estate front, and as always with Saturn, one has to acknowledge the passing of time and respect the body, and face up to what we have to face up to, biting bullets and making progress. Saturn remains Sagittarius till Mid June, and then he returns to Scorpio. In mid September however, he truly commits to Sagittarius, when his impact in that sign becomes more obvious.

Meanwhile if born after September19th, before the 23rd, there will be a constructive sense of seriousness and groundedness of thought and communications.

However home matters are strong anyway in the month of December for your sign, and there is a lot of emphasis on such matters in a positive way and also self-indulgence is in the air, particularly before the 10th and for many born after September 9th.

Before the 17th all born after August 29th will find that communications are vitally important to do with real estate and family issues.

After the10th if born up September 20th, love life gets the green light as do creative ventures and children's issues are also favoured, and after the 17th if born up to September 15th writing and communication skills can get you noticed, and communications in love life can enhance your relationships. The Christmas period is favoured generally.

Before the 4th if born after September 19th, you are no shrinking violet when it comes to romance and there is a sense of drive and ambition to achieve your goals in life, particularly when it comes to creativity and living life to the full. Energy is strong and positive.

LIBRA September 22nd - October 23rd

The significant news is that Saturn moves into Sagittarius this month on the 23rd, having been in Scorpio for 2½ years and now dips his toe into his next 2½ year visitation into the sign of the archer. For your sign, this is not a bad shift, but it does indicate a time of hard work coming up, constructive effort, discipline and a measured response to life which is ultimately successful. Initially those affected are born around September 24th for a short period. Saturn returns to Scorpio in mid June, but commits to Sagittarius for over two years from mid Sept .

Your mind is alert and your desire to communicate with others is strong. It is sociable and busy as a period, notably in the first half of the month. Indeed before the 10th if born after October 10th, sociability is strong and you are feeling in positive mood and others are very helpful and friends are valuable.

Before the 17th for all born after September 28th, you are in top form intellectually. You are a mine of information and what you say has gravitas.

After the 10th, many of you will be finding great happiness in home and family circumstances appropriate for the season, and after the 17th communications and great interchange abound.

One warning before the 4th if born after October 19th is that all may not be so calm and cool on the home and domestic family front. Your energy is assertive as is other's and clashes are in the air. Be wary of excessive DIY as small accidents are possible and impatience abounds.

After the 4th however for all born up to October 15th, enjoyment, fun, social life and children's issues are a source of joy as indeed are the arts and energy is put into living life to the full.

Jupiter is well-disposed towards those born October 14th to 16th, bringing happiness, social life, optimism and fulfilled goals, and after the 8th he brings an internal richness as well as external benefits.

SCORPIO October 24th - November 21st

The headline news of Saturn moving away from your sign of course is significant. He moves into Sagittarius on the 23rd  (initially for aprox 6 months) having haunted your sign for approximately 2½ years; and those in the final throes of this visitation to Scorpio are born after the 18th. For this group there is a feeling of weight, obligation, challenge, some karma, reality checks, tiredness and also having to face what is necessary in life and bite some bullets. This can be very constructive and give long-term advantage if one faces up to the task. This particular energy is probably revisited in June-September of next year, when he returns to your sign temporarily, but it needs to be acknowledged now.  Saturn’s new sign position (getting fully underway there next late September) indicates that attention and caution are needed in the financial area in the coming few years.

Financial security is always a strong drive for Scorpios and this month is no exception as the Sun, Mercury and Venus are strong in your solar 2nd house, and in the first half of the month many of you will find yourself addressing these issues thoroughly and successfully.

After the 10th if born up to November 18th your ability to combine charm with intellect is very effective and dealings with siblings can also thrive. After the 17th if born up to November 16th don't underestimate your insight and intellectual forensic abilities.

Before the 4th if born after November 18th, determination is yours as your co-ruler Mars gives intelligent guidance to all your ardent energies.

However, a little bit of a warning if born up to November 13th, be wary that your energies may feel a little bit discordant on the domestic/family/home front and others may also feel a little discordant around you. Stubbornness and impatience, yours and others, needs to be carefully watched.

Jupiter in Leo provides a feeling of great indulgence this month if born November 13th to 16th. An overdose of pride, over-confidence, even possible arrogance, can be advantageous in the short term, but ultimately could be regretted. Beware complacency as well.

However after the 8th when Jupiter moves retrograde, advantages in your life become subtler and should be appreciated as such.

SAGITTARIUS November 22nd - December 21st

Heads up to Saturn moving into your sign (temporarily) in his once every 29½-year visitation, which lasts in total for aprox. 2½ years and that will happen on the 23rd. When Saturn moves through one's sign, it indicates a time of hard work, focus, discipline, some challenge, some austerity, a mature approach to life and reality checks, but ultimately to put a firmer infrastructure into one's life and to face the necessity principle in life.

Saturn is a benevolent despot and a karmic schoolteacher, so we need to embrace his lessons, as much constructive progress, despite it being tough, can be made, if one just faces the fear and does it anyway. That entry into Sagittarius will only initially affect very early Sagittarians born around November 23rd and that will only be experienced after the 23rd, just possibly by subtle suggestion as he returns to Scorpio mid June, but re-enters you sign in mid September, staying for over 2 years, from when you all get affected at some point over the following few years.

However this is your month, so it's a time for enjoyment and shining, the Sun being in Sagittarius, and indeed before the 17th all born after November 27th can find their communication skills absolutely on the mark and before the 10th all born after December 9th can feel a great deal of love in their lives and your own demeanour is very attractive to others.

After the 4th all born up to December 14th have Mars going through your solar 2nd house in a complementary way, which is excellent for financial securities and gains and determination to get that area in order.
Jupiter is very well disposed now and very protective of those born December 13th to 15th. Travel is very much in the ether in a happy way and intellectual interests can thrive as well.

After the 8th however Jupiter moving retrograde suggests that much growth and advantage is in a subtle, internal manifestation.

The full Moon falls in your opposite sign on the 6th directly impacting those born round December 7th. This may therefore be a day of some primeval eruption possibly from others … and you will face some issues that are the culmination of building issues. A time to reap.

CAPRICORN December 22nd - January 19th

The important news is that Saturn, your ruler, moves into Sagittarius on the 23rd.  He shifts sign once every 2½ years and now is the turn of Sagittarius to host him. This equates to your solar 12th house, bringing a sense of potential anxiety about things exaggerated in your head and the feeling of not being able to ask for help is something you need to combat. Hard work behind-the-scenes can be constructive but beware a distorted focus of anxiety. He is only in Sagittarius until mid-June and then moves back to Scorpio for a final visitation, returning for the long haul to Sagittarius in mid September.

Saturn before his shift of sign, is in his last lap of Scorpio before the 23rd, offering for those born after January 17th a sense of constructive obligation and duty to other people, particularly in humanitarian issues or when one is working for a greater group. Obligations and duties that are happily taken on are in the ether.

Focus is on the 12th house with the Sun, Mercury and Venus in your sign for much of the month suggests a desire for calm, retreat and inward-looking, and a time to feel that you want to commune with self, and very good work can be done behind scenes for others as compassion and service is highlighted in terms of what you owe.

However after the 10th all born up to January 17th will also feel Cupid’s blessings and the affections of others, and you will have charms and extra charisma. And creative talent.

After the 17th all born up to January 13th can also look forward to having a sense of greater intellectual alertness and your communication skills are impressive.

Mars in your sign up to the 4th suggests that for all born after January 16th there will be a real ratcheting up of energy early month, which can give great drive and ambition that can tip into some aggression if not careful. Others’ energy may feel strident, so be wary and use wisely. Thereafter, Mars in Aquarius suggests that your financial life becomes a focus of drive.

The new Moon on the 22nd, is affecting all born round December 22nd.  A time of sowing and the birth of the new.

AQUARIUS January 20th - February 18th

After the 23rd when Saturn moves away from Scorpio, in his once every 2½ year shift of sign, and his move into Sagittarius is good news for you as there will develop a feeling of quiet support and maturity in a very positive way, initially for those born around January 21st/22nd.
However if born after February 15th, Saturn, before the 23rd, is definitely giving you a little bit of a testing time when karma is in the air and career issues are tough. You are feeling tired, so take it easy and do what is necessary. This energy may be repeated next summer, when Saturn returns to the last degrees of Scorpio for a few months

December is a very appropriately sociable month for you. Friends, social groups are dominating, although despite the season, after the 10th there is also a feeling of retreat and some behind-the-scenes meditation and the holiday period seems to hold a sense of peace and privacy.

Before the 4th many of you may feel rather repressed with your anger and seething, and it is important to recognise the need not to let it affect you physically. Get out your feelings as they happen. However after the 4th, all born up to February 11th will feel a great surge of energy, drive, assertiveness and indeed ambition that may be a little over-enthusiastic. Physical, spiritual, psychological energy abounds, use it wisely. Your intellect is sharp.

Jupiter is very onside now for you, in a rather extravagant fashion if born February 10th to 13th. Travel and good times are on the cards. Relationships are certainly flourishing, but there can be some feeling of over-zealousness in this area and that people are likely to tempt you to over-trust or over-expand, but enjoy with moderation.

From the 8th slightly different energy shifts as Jupiter goes retrograde, suggesting that the positivity from others becomes subtler.

PISCES February 19th – March 20th

Saturn’s move into Sagittarius this month indicates that from the 23rd, he will be slightly less friendly to your sign for a few months, and indeed after the23rd all born around February 19th may start to feel a few developing challenges.  From mid Sept next year, he really gets established in this mode, not least professionally, but Saturn ultimately strengthens you

Professional issues and communications generally seem to dominate the month and before the 10th your charms can also carry you forward career wise, and certainly creative Pisces, of which there are many, can flourish, notably, around the 4th, 5th and 27th. Quick communications abound around the 12th.

After the 10th, many of you may find that social life also becomes a focus of attention, and indeed all born up to March 15th may find that from the 10th love becomes more prominent. The party season can feel buoyant for you.

Before the 4th if born after March 15th your energy and drive and ability to take a leadership role is constructive and positive. Courage and ambition are there too.

Jupiter in Leo now is certainly protective at the least of professional issues and probably of health too, although Jupiter moves retrograde on the 8th suggesting that growth is more spiritual and internal from that point.

Before the 23rd, while Saturn is in the last degrees of Scorpio, for those born after March 15th there is a steadying of the tiller, giving a sense of duty and obligation in academic issues, and through travel. Those areas are a very maturing influence currently. This is repeated next July/August and September.

Neptune your ruler is still creating intensified Pisces energy for those born round Feb. 24th. Beware a sense of real escapism and hypersensitivity, which can distort your mood and bring negative behaviour. Beware self-deception and smoke and mirrored behaviour from others. Alternatively, spiritual and artistic creativity can be at a zenith

Saturday, 1 November 2014


by Leigh Oswald (London-based astrologer and teacher )

 Scorpio is a month dominated by the power of Pluto, the ruler of that sign. If you think about the word Pluto, its connotations are very much connected to power – plutonium, plutocracy. Pluto has the power for great good and regeneration and transformation, or great destruction, and this month will therefore be fairly critical in terms of how power is used., not least around the 11th.

With Jupiter squaring the Sun around the 14th, there are some large and delicate egos on the planet and Syria, which is a Scorpio country, may continue to be very, very hotly in the news as it undergoes such a terrible time of conflict.

Neptune currently strong in his own sign of Pisces (from Feb 2012-Jan 2026) is very much indicative of a problem with boundaries. There is a danger of viruses (the invisible) being more prone to not honouring boundaries in any way, hence potential inability to control certain infectious agencies, Ebola being the latest. Neptune knows no boundaries and rules the invisible, so when Neptune is in Pisces there is a direct correlation with the potential for widespread epidemics, or at least fear of them. It also flags up the danger of antibiotic resistance, because of over use of them, not least in meat production.

It also puts focus on the need to recognise the importance of the seas (Neptune ruled) and how vital the health of the oceans is to the whole of our planetary survival and to wake up to the destruction of industrial fishing and acidification of our seas. Wherever Neptune is, is where we need to redeem ourselves and not to be blind to issues.

The 13th when Mars squares Uranus is probably the most dangerous time of the month in terms of geophysical eruptions and being accident-prone, and the economies of certain countries, already showing certain weaknesses in Europe are likely to be greater causes of concern this month, not least around the 13th when Venus conjuncts to Saturn (economic stress). Further austerity measures globally may be a source of great discontent around the 19th and 26th. Misuse of power, not least by British politicians, is very likely on the 11th when Mars conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn and it is also a time when the States may start to feel some economic wobble as the fiscal stimulus is withdrawn.

Both Barack Obama and David Cameron face challenges late this month and early next, as Saturn challenges some natal planets in their charts.

Regenerative, rejuvenating times on the planet in some connection, where hope is flagged up, is between the 1st and the 4th, and the 18th and 24th.

The full Moon falls on the 6th at 14 degrees of Taurus, exact at 22.23 GMT, a time for the end of chapters and to reap the results of certain actions, as the unconscious erupts and the cycles run full circle.

The new Moon falls on the 22nd at 0 degrees of Sagittarius, exact at 12.32 GMT – a time of hope, positivity and the sowing of new futures.

ARIES March 21st -April 20th

One is not allowed to get away with the superficial in November. It is a time of depth and profundity and also for dealing with very private, secretive issues both on an emotional a
and intense level, and also connected to finances. Complex financial issues are very much there to be dealt with and you will have a craving for depth and intensity in life in some way and truths will be faced. Communications about finances and private feelings that are very urgent will be enabled between the 8th and 28th and before the 16th passions are strong.

 After the 16th, when Mercury moves into Sagittarius, all born up to April 8th can combine love with travel and creativity inspires. Idealism of an ideological sort may be your driver.

Mars is not too well disposed towards those born March 24th to April 17th. There are war drums audible and this can come from authority figures or on the career front. You are impatient and intolerant and others may respond in same mode. Stop and count to ten before impulsive speech or action, or you could embroil yourself in difficult situations unnecessarily.

Jupiter however is helpful if born April 9th to 13th. He is bringing a zest for life, opportunities for increased social life, fun, enjoyment, extravagance and children's issues can be a source of joy and fertility. Beware about rash speculation however, and over-confidence.

Uranus and Pluto are still very much affecting those born April 1st to 4th. So much change has been going on over the last year or so and continues to. People misusing power and challenging you unfairly at work have caused you pain and problems and you have had to be careful not to throw your own over-assertive weight about as well. However for many of you there has been a need for radical departure into a new direction and you feel you are waking up to your true potential, but impulsiveness can be your enemy. Change is around but don't push the river, and make sure that your power is used for the greater good. You are the agent, not the owner of it.

TAURUS April 21ST - May 20th

Scorpio is a month that focuses on significant others and indeed relationships are a powerful influence on your life this month. Good communication relationships are vital and also enabled between the 8th and 28th, and before the 16th all born after April 30th have the power of love and affections enhancing life. Old relationships improve, and new ones can come in.

Indeed the full moon in your sign on the 6th, may see for those born around May 5th, a sense of realisation within, about the true status of a relationship, as your unconscious erupts somehow revealing some important and necessary facts.

Mars is very much on your side if born after April 23rd up to May 17th. He is bringing you a philosophical empowerment and a sense of courageous intelligence and constructively in your decisions.

If born May 10th to 14th be aware of a tendency towards over-indulgence and hedonism, but good times can roll.. Jupiter is very tempting then. Domestic/family indulgence and extravagance is on the cards,.

However Saturn is directly opposing in his once every 30-year hit, the Suns of those born May 14th to 19th. For this group challenges are very much on the horizon from other people and from circumstances. One has to rise to maturity to accept and deal with certain issues in life. Courage and application of will and discipline will help, but reality checks are in the air. The march of time is a strong theme and the need to care for the body.

Pluto is a real empowerer still if born May 2nd-4th. . He brings wisdom, courage and empowerment from the higher mind, travel and academic accomplishments.

Neptune is still encouraging kindness, ego less care and compassion and creative skills to those born April 24th to 26th. Friends too are priceless gifts in their connection with you now.

GEMINI May 21st - June 20th

This is a good month to rationalise your everyday working life. Tidying up environment will tidy up your mind. It's a time for boring practicalities and rationalisations that later you will be glad you addressed.

After the 16th however, when Venus moves into your opposite sign, many of you born up to June 9th may find a remarkable input of love, affection, romance, social life. P positive feedback from other people will really lighten your mood and bring fulfilment.

Jupiter too is very helpful now provided you take advantage of his opportunities that are coming your way, if born June 10th to 14th. Your normal levels of intelligence and adept intellect are given an extra boost and communication abilities are effective and far-reaching, and there is an optimism and positivity about you that is infectious. Much comings and goings can also bring benefits, and relationships particularly thrive through excellent communications.

Uranus is an exciting influence still if born June 2nd –5th. From last March till next March, you are enjoying an enlightened insight in self and life through working with and communicating with others and a more revolutionary and intuitive big picture has grown, that has really liberated you and your trajectory will be slightly different and for the better now..

Just beware that if born around May 24th to 26th there are still some smoke and mirrors around in your professional environment and one should check small print on everything in business, and don't always take on board the superficial appearance of people or situations. You need more sleep than usual and escapism and over-indulgence can be to your detriment.

The new Moon on the 22nd may well, for those born around May 22nd/23rd, bring a sense of a new chapter in a relationship, that is all good.

CANCER June 21st - July 21st

November for Cancers is often a time of great enjoyment and celebration of life. Love life, children's and creative issues and general celebrations of happiness are in the ether. Between the 8th and 28th your ability to communicate brings joy and writing skills are underlined. Before the 16th love life is particularly emphasised and enjoyment of children's company is exceptionally good. Parenthood is especially underscored.

Mars however in your opposite sign is directly affecting all born June 25th to July 19th. There will be some people who will challenge you or stand in your way in some respect. You will be assertive but as so often with a Mars opposition, assertion is stimulated by others' harsh stance. Be diplomatic, think before you react, and try to be calm and compromise.

Saturn forces maturity and discipline upon those born July 15th to 21st and serious issues that demand a grown-up approach are evident in romance, and offspring issues may need serious thought in terms of handling them. Creativity demands technical patience and expertise.

For all born July 2nd to 6th Uranus and Pluto are still directly impacting your lives in this very long haul. You have been in the firing line of those rather daunting influences for some few years and power struggles have been in the air, as well as great insecurities and restlessness professionally. This is a very important period in your life, which tests your mettle to rise above and accept that endings are followed by new beginnings, no matter how difficult it is.  Career too is changing and all is in flux and uncertain, but out of this comes a stronger more secure you, and the uphill struggle of this chapter is truly nearly over. A phoenix will rise.

Neptune however is still bringing subtle blessings (since March 2013) to all born June 25th-27th. For this group a sense of spiritual awakening to the less material aspects of life and a greater empathy, compassion and inspired imagination has crept up in you. This journey is nearly complete and you are better, richer person for it.

LEO July 22nd - August 22nd

Issues to do with domestic and family matters dominate this month. Communications about these things are probably best achieved between the 8th and 28th and you do have a desire to make changes and moves in those areas. Before the 16th you will also have a desire to have harmony in these same respects, although this could be difficult, as there are practical reality checks that may need facing first.

If born August 15th to 21st, there are significant disciplining issues that you need to face within yourself and problems and challenges that need very logistical answers on the property/family front and your living arrangements. Frustrations and delays abound, and it is also a time to face facts, and do what is necessary, and if you do, rewards are round the corner.

Mars is inviting you to get your sleeves rolled up in your working capacity , so that you make progress there and clarify your professional objectives

After the 16th many of you born up to August 11th may find that love life takes a turn for the better and you are feeling relatively optimistic in your creative and affectional self.

Jupiter is also extremely protective now if born August 12th to 15th. He is bringing luck in love, and also travel and international opportunities, but he can also bring over-optimism, a few blind spots and possibly over extravagance, over confidence or even a little over expansion and a little arrogance, so have a bit of a caution and then you can still enjoy the moment.

Uranus too is still bringing for those born August 4th to 7th a sense of the new, the exciting and the innovative, and a desire to take a leap into a freer future with possible overseas connections. There is also a need to honour a need to look beyond your own needs/ego and recognise a bigger picture, which gives objectivity about your self and life that can be truly liberating and indicates a new life opportunity in some capacity.

VIRGO August 23rd - September 21st

The power of your brain should not be underestimated and your communication skills are quite ingenious with detail being your forte, notably between the 8th and 28th and before the 16th you can combine charm with intellectual insight perfectly and emotions and brain can be good partners.

Mars is also very much on your side if born August 26th to September 20th. Your assertiveness, both creatively and in romantic issues shouldn't be underestimated. You are not a shrinking violet during this time. You are determined and driven and a little less self-effacing than usual, but constructively you are going to get yourself heard and on the map.

Saturn is also bringing a note of very constructive caution to those born September 15th to 21st. He brings steadiness and groundedness of thought processes and gravitas to you assessments of situations and people.

Jupiter from your solar 12th house brings for you all a sort of quiet guardian angel effect protecting you and allowing quiet preparation for when Jupiter bursts positively into your sign in August next year.

Neptune brings for those born around August 27th an ongoing warning that is nearly spent as energy of projecting on to others what you want to see and also allowing others to project to you what they want you to see, but creatively it has been, and continues to be. an inspiring time. You need music and water around you.

Pluto is still and till next January bring to the door of those born September 4th-7th, the real and very positive power to reinvent yourself as a powerful and constructive person re love life, the affections generally, creativity and re parenthood.

LIBRA September 22nd - October 23rd

There may be a need to think quite profoundly about finances and between the 8th and 28th focus around finances and security issues can be very fruitful, and also before the 16th money can be made through your charms and your artistic abilities, but can also be gained because of the power of affectionate ties. Before the 8th those born after October 12th have an extra boost to communication skills and to sharpness of intellect, courtesy of Mercury in the last half of your sign, now thankfully direct and many issues from the last 2 months that have been pending get finally resolved somehow.

Mars is not so kindly disposed towards many of you, particularly if born Sept 27th- October 20th. There is a feeling that you may be a little bit of a bull in a china shop in your domestic situation and also there is a sense of other people who are a little bit forceful or assertive and you yourself may also tip into a reaction against your normal compromising nature, by being a little angry. Impatience and intolerance can be in the ether.

Jupiter however is well disposed to those born October 13th to 17th. Friends are saviours and you have got leadership skills. Goals are successful and you are very useful and lucky for others.

If born October 4th to 8th both Uranus and Pluto are still challenging you in their long haul. The unexpected, the unpredictable and some power struggles are around you. This is a metamorphosis and revolution in life that you are having to weather. Others are catalysts for change and you need to stand your own principles with humility and courage and access your own power without ruthlessness. Others are destabilising in their actions and in events, but they are in reality kick starting you into a newer better future, you just may not know it quite yet.

SCORPIO October 24th - November 21st

It is your birthday month so a time for celebration and for taking a step into the sunshine. Between the 8th and 28th Mercury in your sign brings extra intellectual insight and depth, and your normally forensic mind is strongly underscored.

Before the 16th if born after November 2nd, love life dominates and your ability to understand the laws of aesthetics and harmony will be demonstrated. The power of affections is strong.

Those born October 27th to November 20th are in strong form intellectually and the force of your argument is irrefutable and your judgement and will combine to bring success.

If born November 12th to 16th, care needs to be taken about being over-confident, over-arrogant or over-extravagant in your work goals. Success is around but don’t push your luck.

However for those born November 15th to 21st, Saturn is sitting right on your Sun in his once every 30-year visitation, bringing some significant reality checks and karmic boomerangs to your door. This is a time for maturity, hard work, discipline and facing facts. Do what you have to do, rather than what you want to do and it will pay dividends.

Your ruler Pluto is still very much enhancing the lives of those born November 3rd to 6th. In this long 2-year transit, he is empowering your insight more than ever before. The courage, determination and wisdom he brings needs to be used for regeneration and transformation, not only of self, but also of others.

Neptune continues to enhance the power of your deep feelings, but bringing an edge of greater compassion, sensitivity and a dissolving of ego, if born November 27th-29th. In romance/ creativity and re offspring issues, the power of the heart/soul dominates and enhances life.

 The full Moon affects all born November 6th-8th on the 6th. For this group, be prepared for some revelations from others then, that can shake you but which have to be acknowledged.

SAGITTARIUS November 22nd - December 21st

This is a time for some retreat, some behind-the-scenes focus, some soul-searching and contemplation of self and the more spiritual side of life. Behind-the-scenes activities, connections flourish. Quiet service to others brings satisfaction. However after the 16th when Venus moves into your sign, all born up to December 11th can feel the benefits of love, harmony, beauty and peace.  You will be looking good too.

Jupiter is also very much on your side now if born December 12th to 16th. He brings long distance opportunities, travel, wisdom, academic successes and plain luck, growth, inner or outer; and well being, and for those born December 4th to 7th, exciting new people are on the horizon. There is a change in your life that is satisfactory and children's issues are particularly rewarding and satisfying. Creativity too is awakening you to a whole new dimension of self.

Uranus is still favouring those born December 4th-6th. For this group, since June 2013 and till March 2015, there continues to be a sense of a leap into a new chapter that is exhilarating and liberating., not least related to the affections / children’s issues and or creative issues. You have discovered your talents and true self. A new dimension has opened to you.

Neptune however is a little less clear cut for those born November 26th-28th. This once every aprox 83 year square to your Sun has been ongoing since March 2013 and will be over by January 2015. It has been a foggy voyage with a sense of a dissolving of one status quo with a rather uncertain destination to another. You have needed more rest and to develop a “let go and let god” attitude, whilst emotions have been strong.  It is not however been a time for making irrevocable decisions as confusion and illusion is in the air. A time dawns very soon when you see the other side, when the metamorphosis is complete and redemption is found.

The new Moon in your sign on the 22nd directly relates to those born around December 15th. For this group a new start is in the air.

CAPRICORN December 22nd - January 19th

Friends figure strongly in your life and your communications with them, particularly between the 8th and 28th This can be very fruitful, quite profound and about stuff that you like, and before the 16th, those born after December 31st can find that love and friendship mix well and one can beget the other. Social life is very pleasing.

Mars in your sign now is directly affecting all born December 25th to January 18th. For this group, ambition, drive, determination and physical, spiritual and psychological energy all work well. Just beware it doesn't tip over into over-assertiveness. 

For those born January13th –19th, Saturn your ruler is bringing responsibilities and obligations to others and leadership qualities that you cannot shirk. This is a time of karmic obligation and which is ultimately very rewarding.

Those born January 1st to 5th are still in this huge revolution in life when empowerment and change is bestowed and the need to recognise that the only true corollary of power is humility and change should not necessarily be feared. See this as an opportunity.  Fate is at work now and although the events around you can seem daunting, accept that this journey allows now a huge leap in depth understanding of the nature of life and its potentials. Endings are followed by new beginnings. T5his conjunction only happens every 248 years, so understand its rarity and therefore its significant power on your life .. Only you can choose as to how you embrace it with clear conscience and self-awareness and humility to use as a force for the greater good. .

Neptune in his ongoing rare visitation to the suns of those born December 25th-27th (over by January) is closing a chapter of increased sensitivity and openness to the more spiritual and creatively inspired side of consciousness. Your mind has been seared with the power of your heart and its importance and has brought reflective balance and enrichment.

AQUARIUS January 20th - February 18th

Career is predominating this month, notably between the 8th and the 28th. You are in the public eye and you can rise to the occasion. Although for many of you born between the 12th and 18th responsibilities, duties, obligations and some blocks are also part of the maturing process in your attitude to career and yourself in relationship to it.

If born up to February 8th, after the 16th there will be a much more sociable time and romance is in the ether and collective projects benefit from your wisdom

With Mars currently in your solar 12th house it is important for all of you not to sit on anger, to seethe or resent, but to get things out consciously and positively, as they happen and as you feel things. Repressed anger leads to depression and later explosions..

If born February 9th to 13th, Jupiter from your solar 7th house is bringing extravagance, benevolence, generosity – possibly over-generosity to others, but it is an excellent time for travel and enjoyment but just beware of over-indulgence and over-trusting. Relationships can flourish and new ones are exciting and people from other cultures can enhance your life, but beware others promising more than is possible and you being too confident and complacent.

Venus after the 16th can bring for you, if born up to February 8th, a sense of popularity with others and love , support and affection from friends abound as you are in demand and love life can get directly intertwined with friendship somehow.

Uranus, your sun sign ruler, is currently enhancing your life if born February 1st to 4th, as he has since last April.. You are being blessed in this once every 42-year angle to your Sun with a sense of awakening to your true authentic being and purpose. Your intuition is incisive and your sense of thinking outside the box is greatly creative and will enhance your power. The w world of technology and the innovative is powerful now in your life as it should be, almost in  a revolutionary fashion.

PISCES February 19th - March 20th

Pisces may find travel this month particularly inspiring and those who are academically inclined will get great joy from learning and philosophical pursuits, notably between the 8th and the 28th

After the 16th those born up to March 9th will use their creativity and charms very effectively in professional progress. Also for all born February 24th to 18th, this month brings energy, drive, ambition and intellectual insight that is constructive and effective.

If born March 13th to 19th, travel for duty or for work is possibly in the air, but there is a great maturity to life that is necessary, courtesy of Saturn.

Jupiter continues to protect the area connected to work and everyday functionalism from your solar 6th house.

Your ruler Neptune continues to directly affect all those born around February 22nd to 24th and this is nearly over having been strongly operative since Spring 2013. By next year this particular long journey will be complete and it has been the complete intensifying of your Pisces qualities. Your soul, your spirit, your creativity have been totally pinpointed. A metamorphosis has been happening, hopefully to bring out your best qualities. Negatively you have needed and continue to need to avoid escapism, care is needed particularly round the 20th. The arts, the sea and music and film have been potentially vital components of your life and nourishment.

Pluto is still empowering you if born round March 2nd.  However after this month this rare once in a life time visitation by sextile, of aprox. 2 years is about complete so ensure you enjoy the last chapter of your extra insight and empowerment to enable others to shine and appreciate the powerful transformation and advantage that friends and contacts have and are bringing to your door.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


 by Leigh Oswald (London-based Astrologer and Teacher)

 Uranus still continues to square Pluto as he has done for several years and will continue to do for several years to come. All is in flux, all is in change in the world and it is very self-evident to us all. Scotland's decision to stay in the Union is no great surprise, but the genie is out of the bottle in terms of the collective unconscious of many to have more freedom, autonomy and a sense of federalism. Centralisation of power for many feels unacceptable, particularly as that power is increasingly run by big business, rather than the needs and well-being of the people. The Scots are a catalyst for much change in the UK, and represents a desire to fight against the powers of globalisation and to become more tribal and to determine one's own future away from the abstraction of remote powers

Mars (god of war) now in Sagittarius is now bringing a sense of globalised anger and indeed cooperation against any powers that are felt to be threatening and indeed America will be taking more of a leadership role, as Sagittarius is its rising sign.

Mars will be actually going over the American US chart ascendant this month, which suggests that military decisions taken will certainly embroil the US in a protracted sense of international conflict, rightly or wrongly. Confrontations are in the air and the fact that Mercury is retrograde this month between the 4th and 16th suggests that for many of us between those dates, there will be a sense of block, frustrations and restriction, and lack of progress. The aim of Mercury retrograde is to force a rethink and review and to step back.  We need then to try no less than to be human beings, rather than human doings.

Days that are eruptive and uncertain are definitely around the 7th and 8th when the Sun opposes Uranus and that can also be a time when geophysical disruptions such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis possibly, are likely to be in the ether, especially as a full lunar eclipse will also occur on the 8th which is always a significant time and brings things to a head that are difficult to confront. Also Venus in eruptive mode squares Pluto on the 8th.  Climate change issues will also be very much in the collective unconscious as a focus of attention.

The 4th and 5th will also be a time of some power struggles and some dark forces being apparent on the globe, but there are also many very positive transits this month, suggesting a wake-up call and awakening and a realisation that some things cannot be hidden away or ignored any longer, not least climate change issues.

The 11th and 12th are times of some unexpected events but feel more social than political.

Both David Cameron's and England's chart are very afflicted this month. The repercussions of the military intervention in Iraq and from the Scottish independence issue and promises made in relation to that and its implications for the rest of the UK, will hit him hard. His Sun at 15 degrees of Libra is directly opposed by the lunar eclipse on the 8th at 15 degrees of Aries. This will prove quite a wakeup call for him in some way around that period, not least from dissenting colleagues and international challenge.

For the USA the lunar eclipse of the 8th, may well bring some less than uplifting news re the US economy as it opposes Saturn in the USA’s chart, which rules the domain (2nd house) of finances.

The solar eclipse however on the 23rd at 1​ยบ Scorpio can bear the fruit of the positive and the new for many.

But there is no doubt that around the 7th and 8th are the most critical times of the month when events strike us all as significant.

ARIES March 21st - April 20th

The Sun in your opposite sign brings a month for focus on relationships and the power of others on you, but be aware that Mercury retrograde, particularly after the 10th brings the potential for feeling frustrated in terms of misunderstandings/miscommunications particularly before the 16th. Thereafter things improve and you make headway.

Venus is helping, so at least you have your charms, which can help overcome problems.
Also for April born Aries, Mars is very supportive before the 26th. He brings ideological vigour; intellectual strength and travel can be an exciting adventure, which can be very constructive.

After the 26th however, if born between March 21st and 25th, be careful that work doesn't become an arena for some aggression, aggravation, irritation and some inflexibility.

Jupiter is also helpful now if born April 4th to 11th. He is bringing exuberance, confidence, optimism, a sense of luck and protection, particularly connected to creativity, love life and offspring issues. You may feel a bit of a party animal too.

Pluto from early 2013 till December this year has continued to challenge the suns of those born March 31st-April 2nd. So know that this chapter is finalising. Power struggles with authority figures and any abuses of power are to be called time on by the universe and new chapters arise out of the ashes of the old. You are stronger after this period.

Uranus since May, still sits on the Suns of those born around April 3rd to 6th and remains so until April 2015. It’s a time of change, disruption, waking up to new possibilities, seeing things through a new prism and becoming more radical in outlook. It’s positive and kick-starts you into a freer future. Meanwhile do not be too impulsive or burn bridges. You are awakening.

The Lunar eclipse falls in your sign on the 8th targeting this same above group. Therefore this small band of Aries will be feeling around then, a real culmination of events that somehow erupts from your own unconscious, but they may be catalysed by others words and actions. It is a time of endings that ultimately can be fruitful, but be prepared to face truths from self and others. It’s a time of expiation.

TAURUS April 21ST - May 20th

Work, routine, rationalisation of everyday life is important this month, but with Mercury retrograde from the 4th, you could find up to the 10th that relationships are fraught with misunderstandings and after the 10th everyday work schedules can be frustrated and technology may not be that reliable. After the 16th the jigsaw starts to fit together again, so important stuff needs to be addressed before the 4th and after the 16th for best results.

Your charms are constant all month and after the 23rd if born in April, then love life and people's affections can be relied on to bring satisfaction, and new relationships are promising.

After the 26th if born up to April 25th energy and intellectual energy is strong, which brings the ability to think in a way that energises you psychically. Travel and adventure calls.

Jupiter is bringing for those born May 5th to 12th a sense of self-indulgence, particularly to do with real estate and family and a little bit of complacency and over-confidence too. Beware!

If born between May 11th and 15th Saturn brings strains, stresses, obligations, reality checks, maturity from the direction of others. Relationships can feel burdensome. Only you can decide whether this is a valid experience for you to have. Blocks and restrictions are likely and hard work is necessary, as is duty. What we need and what we want are often two different things
Pluto is still bringing courage and strength to those born May 1st-3rd. He is expanding consciousness and the power of wisdom, travel and powerful long distance influences are creating real opportunities to show what you are made of. Destiny is in air . This influence of the last 2 years wanes from December, so savour now Neptune too is a blessing now if born April 25th –27th. Friends with empathy and compassion are there for you as you are for them.  Love of nature and creative appreciation and ability abound now too.

The solar eclipse falls in your opposite sign on the 23rd directly affecting all born around April 22nd. For this group this is a very positives sign in relationships when the new can be born or the healing of the old can be in the air. This can set a new mood for the future.

GEMINI May 21st - June 20th

October is a time to excel creatively. It also focuses on offspring and the full enjoyment of life. It can be party time and romance can be much involved.

Mercury, your ruler, retrograde from the 4th suggests that before the 10th there may be disruptions at work or problems with colleagues, not singing from the same hymn sheet, and after the 10th, romantic and offspring issues may be complex, but from the 16th things start to calm. It’s a good idea to get important communications finalised before the 4th or after the 16th. However Venus in Libra till the 23rd enhances and protects love life and your creativity.

Mars is in your opposite sign before the 26th so for all born after June 2nd keep on your toes re others who are confrontational and you also can be on the warpath. Your assertiveness can be constructive provided it isn’t over-assertiveness, but showdowns are in the air.

Jupiter is benevolent now if born June 5th to 12th. He adds wisdom to your thinking and power to words. People listen and it is a good time for signing contracts, rubber-stamping deals and for making sense of your thoughts in a way that is lucky for you.

Uranus too if born around June 5th brings eureka moments and people are light bearers and way-showers for you, particularly friends who are unusual, unique and they can really kick-start a new idea, thought or adventure and you can think outside the box in order to pursue goals and ingenious paths when working in a group. Your uniqueness can shine.

If born around May 25th to 28th, be aware that Neptune continues to confuse, delude or inspire, if grounded, in your working life, but if you aren’t working for what you believe in and which your heart embraces, you will not be happy. This is a time when you have to consider the power of the feelings as much as the brain, but be clear about professional issues and don't take too much at face value. This is a time to float and trust the trade winds, as change is subtle and you are undergoing a bit of a metamorphosis, particularly in your profession.

CANCER June 21st - July 21st

Domestic bliss calls and the desire for nesting, but Mercury moves retrograde from the 4th suggesting that before the 10th a few issues connected to creativity, offspring or love life can get a little slowed, and after then, and particularly before the 16th there may be some domestic hiccups and family communications are not so successful. However after the 16th everything eases, so delay important communications and messages until then. Despite all this, Venus in your 4th house suggests contentment within your being,

After the 23rd if born up to July 2nd, there is a spark of love life lit up.

After the 26th if born up to June 26th there is a suggestion of feisty people being in your life and there may be challenges that you have to rise to in relationships. People are not pushovers, and you too can be quite forceful in response.

Saturn is constructive if born July 13th to 17th. He is making you work hard and with discipline and with patience, particularly when it comes to romantic and creative input. Duty and obligation is in the air and you can earn respect for maturity.

However if born around July 7th, Uranus still brings in his long haul and rare visitation to square your Sun, a sense of uncertainty, rebellion and adrenalin in your working life. All is unpredictable and you lack control. You need change and it is scary. Don't push the river – let change emerge. Embrace it when it happens and don't push it before it's ready.

Pluto also is challenging still for those born around July 2nd to 4th. Others are somehow challenging and you feel you are around people with dark agendas, and you have to be very calm, draw boundaries, don't sink to their level and if necessary keep as squeaky clean as possible. Endings of chapters and relationships are in the air as you see truth that may not be comfortable about others. This can be life changing but ultimately empowering as the phoenix rises out of the ashes of the old.

Neptune is pleasantly inspiring spiritually and psychically now especially though travel or study if born June 25th-28th.

LEO July 22nd – August 22nd

Leos often find that their intellect is a little interfered with by ego, but this month you are clear and objective. Mercury however moves retrograde on the 4th, so be aware that from that date and before the 10th, family confusion and missed communications can occur and there can be delays on real estate issues and you may not be thinking straight. Between the 10th and 16th your thinking is circuitous and it may be that you are haunted by hiccups with technology or transport. After the 16th there is a greater sense of equilibrium.

At least for most of you, Venus is on your side, which means your charms remain intact and after the 23rd if born up to August 3rd there is a feeling that your sense of self-indulgence can get the better of you a little, and beware of over-generosity to others.

Before the 23rd Mars is much on the side of those born after August 3rd. Romance is in the air, you won’t take no for an answer, you are also creatively forceful and energised. Offspring are very much in your life in a very proactive manner. Take advantage of extra energy and drive.

Jupiter is wonderful now, in his once every 12 year visitation, to those born August 7th to 14th. For this group, romance, travel, luck, speculative interests can all go very well, but there is just the danger of pushing the boat out a little too far, or of being complacent with your feel-good factor, but protection is yours, as is the potential for growth, internal or external.

However if born August 13th to 17th Saturn is holding you in check. Family members and domestic issues are restrictive and limiting, and reality checks abound which ultimately are good teachers for you. Do not kick the can down the road – do what is necessary, even though it's tough and it demands some humility.

Uranus however is very awakening for those born August 6th to 8th. He is good for long-distance and intellectual issues and awakens your conscious to a more super-conscious, metaphysical dimension and gives you a sense of uniqueness and a desire for freedom and a new chapter.