Monday, 1 August 2016

AUGUST 2016 OVERVIEW AND HOROSCOPES


The world is in hugely unpredictable mode and the collective consciousness is quite unnerved, as the inevitability of change, (being one of the two certainties in life…  three if you include taxes) is underway.  The critical 15 degree point of Pluto in Capricorn s triggering the half way house point of that sign and is about transition from the hubris to the nemesis of that sign’s symbolism (cosy political elites and power of money). So, the fall out from the unacceptable side of uber neo liberal capitalism, globalisation and corpocracy is coming home to roost. The years till 2025 will be uncomfortable as the journey continues.  Collective and individual (often-bloody) rebellions will inevitably be the outcome.  There is always the danger in times of anger and frustration, that any change grabbed and any scapegoat chosen, that seems to hold the answer, often manifests as an “out of the frying pan into the fire” result or creates a whole new set of difficulties.

We are starting a period of post globalisation.

Neptune in its own home sign of Pisces, since 2012 till 2026 has brought a sense of smoke and mirrors and confusion over facts and presentation of them.. We are living increasingly in an era also of post truth politics, where facts are sacrificed on the altar of fear and media fed opinions. Economic truths are hard to establish, as even economists are subject to interpretation of their “science” according to their predisposed ideology. People do not trust “experts” now, partly because of poor communication of and explanation of facts, by those who study the issues and because of distortion and selection of them by the media/politicians, who have vested interests. There is a real danger that the age of reason will be lost on the altar of such vested interests, emotion and illusion/fear and selective perception, that this once every 165-year trip of Neptune through Pisces can foster.

 Ideally once Neptune moves into the second half of Pisces, around 2019, the more spiritual side of this planetary position will be embraced collectively, as the realities of the need to work together on a larger canvas other than mere forces of economics/power, but with a focus on saving the planet from mankind’s abuse and greedy exploitation, i.e. the focus must be shifted away from money /the material to other more profound considerations of the human condition and the plight of our 3rd rock from the Sun.

Extremism is born of fear and a sense of disempowerment and is the natural response to broken systems that political powers have persistently not addressed.  Mars in Scorpio on and off since early January, and powerfully so since late May, has brought much global radicalism, intensity, pain and ruthlessness.  He leaves Scorpio on the 2nd.  From there he moves into Sagittarius, where issues over globalisation and boundaries /borders will be rife and confrontational.

The Corbyn/labour party debacle in the UK and the Trump phenomenon in the USA are all symptoms of rebellion against a status quo that has not worked for the many, only the few and Uranus in Aries ensures that the disenchanted people will speak (wisely or not) and the comfortable ruts of the old system are shaken as a result. They need to be shaken, but in a very careful and kind way.

Add climate change to the mix with resultant intense geophysical/environmental/food crises and we are in for a bumpy ride.   When Pluto enters Aquarius (the new and the innovative and technology) in 2025, we will either be emerging into a whole new more enlightened system  …or the power of technology will so dominate us, that we will be at its mercy, rather than be its master..

Theresa May, our new UK prime minister is a Sun in Libra, like Thatcher   (No time of birth known) but she has a powerful Virgo input and a strong Pluto conjunction with Venus in Leo and conjunct the Moon (in Leo or Virgo, depending on time of birth, but still conjunct with Pluto) This makes for a controlling, intense, and critical being and she is very evidence and data based.  Her Mars in Pisces however does soften the picture, and bring empathy for the underdog, but the zealous opposition of Mars to Jupiter in Virgo gives a pioneering, zealous streak that can be at times about the pursuit of power and glory at the expense of caution/compassion. Her Saturn in Scorpio, is also pretty unbending. Without that final focus of the ascendant, it is hard to get a full picture.

Thankfully this month is calmer and less disturbing than last… a temporary respite.

The new Moon falls on the 2nd at 10 degrees of Leo at 9.27 GMT and the full Moon is on the 18th at 25 degrees of Aquarius at 20.45 GMT..

Sow on the new and reap on the full…



ARIES

 A month for creativity, enjoyment and leisure and love life is more highlighted than usual, for you all but don’t take your eye off the ball work wise …   Romance and the affections are flagged up very strongly before the 5th, if born after April 13th and for all born up to April 4th, there is a strong emphasis on travel /vacations and for some in this group, focus on study too is in the air too.  However with Saturn in the same are some travel may have a work or dutiful feel.

Work is looking fairly protected with Jupiter in Virgo your signs solar 6th house, and health regimes can work well for you.

Uranus in your sign is still bringing to all born round April 13th-15th (every 84 years) a feeling of adrenalin, need for change, the unexpected, the new and the liberating (at best) but the unnerving (not so comfortably) also.  You are feeling different and the impulse factor needs care and caution.. Look before you leap or accidents can happen.. When this period is over by Feb 2018, you will be in a different place somehow..

 Pluto is also still squaring (every 124 years) the Suns of those born around April 4th-6th.. This influence has been underway since the March 2015 and is rolling out till the end of this year. It brings challenges within and without about power and a need to liberate from unhealthy and oppressive influences   that on some level you are or have been colluding with work issues may be part of this struggle or authority figures need to be detached from somehow.. This is a time of psychological depth and honesty, so you can regenerate/transform self and at the same time not abuse power in so doing.

TAURUS

 Home/family matters are important this month. Energy spent on domestic issues can be valuable. However the advantages of good communications with ones offspring and also in love life are very flagged up too for all. Writers are also particularly blessed, as the creative font is strong. Before the 5th, if born after May 14th, there is a slight danger of over indulgence or over spending on home and family. So try to have a little moderation. Entertaining at home can be a joy though.

 After the 2nd there will be some sense of relief in relationships that have felt a little adversarial or controlling for some months.. The pressure is off, but focus on complex joint finances may become quite strong, and can be constructive.

Jupiter is very supportive now if born May 12th.-20th.  Happy times round children and expansion in love life is very possible and affections are definitely underlined. For all creative/artistic pursuits this is also an excellent and confident/successful period.  Socialising is especially successful and enjoyable.

 Neptune is inspiring still if born April 29th-May 2nd. This is a period till the beginning of 2018, when your empathy, compassion, sensitivity and emotional richness is more emphasis than in the past, and your creative inspiration is strong too as is a desire to be there for others in need and to feel others pain is strong as the boundaries between you and others are diminished. Your spiritual side too is strengthened, as is a greater sense of connection with and love of nature is evident

 If born May 5th-7th, you continue to feel a new sense of power and courage, in your big picture awareness and a sense of destiny continues to drive you. You are able to self foster and self reinvention with higher learning or long distance contacts or travel being catalysts for this new sense of self..  This continues till the end of the year, so use wisely and appreciate this once in a lifetime growth.

GEMINI

You usual intellectual assets are strengthened this month, with communications skilled even sharper than usual.

 However family communications figure strongly too and need care, and make sure there is no room for misunderstandings.  Negotiations re real estate /property may figure strongly too and needs sharp attention.

 From the 2nd all born up to June 5th, need to be aware that Mars in your solar 7th house will be bringing some quite acerbic and challenging communications from others.. There is a hint of over assertion and some confrontation with others, so patience and forbearance may be needed. However in debate you will meet you match and need to respect differences.

 Jupiter, if born After June 12th, is creating a bit of a tendency to be a little self indulgent or to have a sense of entitlement and a little over confidence is a possibility.. Enjoy the sense of luxury, but have some modesty too.

Saturn is a little challenging now to all born May 30th-June 2nd (as last December).
There is a need to recognise in a mature way m duty and obligation. There is also the possibility that some one or something seems to be blocking your path and this feels frustrating. Others also are presenting you with reality checks and relationships are possibly revealed to be more difficult than you anticipated. Either you recognise that others are teaching you something worth while and accept this, or you may realise some body is a problem that may suggest a need to reconsider the relationships validity. This takes a lot of self-honesty and humility. It is also possible that you may need to consider the validity or strategy of a certain goal you have embarked upon that has hit the buffers somehow..  Look after your health too.

 Neptune creates some illusions or uncertainties and confusion still if born May 31st- June 3rd.. Keep real and don’t take any one or any thing at face value. If dissatisfaction at work is a problem, consider your emotional /spiritual needs and think of work that satisfies that more.

Uranus is quite inspiring now if born June 14th-16th.. You are feeling more intuitive and inclined to see the bigger picture, you also are becoming more altruistic and concerned with freedom and humanitarianism.. There is also a sense of being awakened to a new chapter of freedom and self-authenticity. Enjoy, as this lasts till February 2018!.


 CANCER

Finances are flagged up for attention, especially personal ones and before the 5th this can prove successful, but you are all also in communication mode. Disseminating information and learning /discussing /reading and a need to talk is string and is valuable and incisive and after the 5th you communication skills are blessed and enhanced by charm and aesthetic skill.

Mars, after the 2nd puts some focus on work issues in a way that demands your effort and ambition.. It may also flag up a new health determination in some context.
Jupiter aids and abets the intellects and communication success of all born after July 14th. You get noticed and listened to and writers and speechmakers can flourish.

Siblings can also be very positive influences and communication with them is enhanced.

 Uranus is a little disruptive now to all born July 16th-18th.. There is a feeling of disruption and the unexpected and insecure possibly around professional issues.
You may also feel yourself that there is a sense of a need for change and your serenity is not so sure. Uranus awakens you to new insights and dimensions pf self and this is a journey that you cannot push, and which continues till early 2018.. Stay flexible and watch the evolution with patience and open mindedness. Inevitable change will arrive so do not push the river.

Neptune continues to inspire all born July 1st –4th. He is enhancing your creative inspiration and spiritual side. Other countries and spiritual paths inspire. There is also a sense of increased empathy /compassion emotionalism, all positively expressed.

 Pluto however is still bringing to many born around July5th-8th. a feeling of struggle with powerful energies outside themselves …. This has been ongoing since early 2015 and fades from late this year.  Forces that feel dark or threatening somehow need careful handling. You have been and are tested to keep squeaky clean and to draw boundaries around those who may misuse power. You have to look at the dark but not be defined by it. Meet it eye to eye and deal with it with dignity and quiet defiance.. Walk away, even if it means cutting some losses if need be.  Endings of chapters are inevitable in some way, but you emerge transformed, stronger and matured.

 LEO

This is your sign’s month. Enjoy being high profile and in the spotlight especially before the 5th if born after August 16th. Venus is then really adding to your popularity and enhances Cupid’s power… However you all need some focus on finance too and after the 5th, that area can be enhanced.

Mars after the 2nd is turning from feeling a stressful power to a helpful one and if born up to August 7th, you can look forward to a period of happy enjoyment, support and joy from offspring and a real sense of fun and romance may well be in the air . It is also a great time for the arts and creativity too… You are feeling extrovert and you take to the stage readily and happily.

 Jupiter is still at the least protecting your finances, at the best bringing financial opportunities.

 Saturn is also currently supportive and maturing for those born in the first two days of August.. You are stepping up to the plate re love life and children’s’ issues and have the discipline and maturity to do what is necessary to improve and secure those areas. You also have added discipline and patience in any creative pursuit.. You can gain admiration now because of your efforts and seriousness of purpose.

 Uranus is very exciting and liberating too now for those born August 16th-18th.  For this group exciting new chapters are opening up from long distance sources and travel is really awakening. Higher study and education is a great catalyst for enlightenment and the need for a new and more inspiring chapter in life calls somehow. Relationships are often the catalyst for this as others that come into your life trigger change that is quite a kick start into a new, more exciting future somehow. This is around till about February 2018, so look forward.

The new Moon falls in your sign on the 2nd directly impacting those born around August 2nd-4th. For these Leos there is the potential for a new chapter being born with the initiation of the new and positive in the ether.

VIRGO

This is a month of some need for privacy and maybe a need to revisit the past in some way, especially up till the 22nd.  However the presence of your ruler Mercury in your sign all month does point to a sharp mind and great ability and need to communicate. Just ensure you listen as well as talk.

Before the 5th, there is a possibility of behind scenes affections and good done for others rather privately. After the 5th, there is an enhancement for all born up to September 17th of an extra charisma and attractiveness and loveability is enhanced and affections are underlined.

 Mars leaving Scorpio on the 2nd brings the potential for some tensions /challenges/irritations from family and re home issues. Patience and tolerance is needed and also a need to listen to complaints with openness. However there may be some unnecessary and unwarranted irritations by others. Your energy could be a little overbearing at home however.

The very positive news for this born after September 14th, is that Jupiter, still in your sign, is now exactly conjuncting your Suns (Every 12 years). For this group, there is a real sense of joy, confidence, advantage, growth, inner or outer, and with travel very possibly underlined.  A happy period with a sense of enjoying life is indicated. The only down side is the possibility of over confidence or even a touch of arrogance, although these is not a typical qualities of your sign.

Saturn however is not so well disposed to those born September 1st-4th (as last December.) There is some block or problem possibly connected to home /family /real estate. A need to rethink relationships and your own behaviour is flagged up and it is also necessary to get real and to do what is necessary to put your house in order and reality checks now can be very useful. If you address the work needed to be done.  Look after health too.

Neptune still indicates a need to check the reality and the credentials of others if born September 2nd-5th. Do not project onto others what you want to see and don’t be easily seduced. This a great time for creative gifts, but over idealism and rose coloured spectacles are a danger.

 For those born September 7th-9th, Pluto is bringing the gift of empowerment, very possibly in love life and in the arts and in fertility generally. Confidence and destiny is on your side.  This lasts till the end of the year so appreciate the opportunities.

LIBRA

The desire to be sociable and work in cohesion with others for a common cause is strong for all, but especially for those born after October16th who will be especially warm and sociable and popularity in networking is strong.

There is also a tendency for much communication that has a private feel too and it is possible that sometimes there is a feeling of being rather isolated in opinion, despite the sociable environment. And after the 5th those born up to October 17th may well find that much love and caring has a behind the scenes feel.

 From the 2nd Mars, newly in Sagittarius gives effectiveness and boldness of communication and your words and communications are delivered with ambition and assertiveness.

Saturn also lends a serious, mature and grounded feel to all communications and thoughts, of those born October 2nd-5th.  There will be a positive, respected and constructive outcome from decisions and connections with others. Hard work is demanded, but pays off.

Uranus is a big player now in the lives of those beings born round October
17th-19th.. Others and circumstance are creating uncertainty , change and disruption in ones life , which can be upsetting or destabilising , but it can also create a new catalyst for change and freedom , that ultimately is a positive thing, even if initially it is not welcomed .. Change is inevitable now but it is also important to treat this period right up to early 2018, as a journey, so stay adaptable and flexible and go with the flow. 

Pluto is a challenge still till the end of the year for those born October 8th-10th.. . Issues re family and domestically are challenging and the need for independence and personal independence and empowerment is strong.. Struggle happens internally and possible externally… It is a time for consciousness about inner old dynamics that are quite primeval and now erupting. It is important to be conscious self aware and controlled now; so that you are in charge of the power you feel rather than let it overwhelm you.

SCORPIO.

There is a focus on career now and public standing as you are in the public eye and before the 5th if born up to November 17th, your charms and charisma aid and abet your status, but beware of sycophancy.  After the 5th friends are invaluable and social life is fulfilling.

 Mars finally leaves your sign on the 2nd after a protracted period where assertive behaviour and ambition and some convoluted conflict has been in the air.  From Sagittarius, there is a focus of determined ambition and drive towards finance.

Jupiter is happily supporting now those born after November 13th. Lucky meetings with others and generous friends/contacts enrich life and your generosity to others pays off and back twofold.

Neptune is still a very kindly influence now on the lives of those born November 2nd-5th. He is bringing a huge boost to creative drives, needs and talents, especially related to music, film and visual arts. It is also a time of great spiritual links in love life and huge idealism that rises above just the physical. Children/offspring are also a real source of inspiration and love and joy and general compassion and sensitivity is hugely amplified. This is around as a factor early 2018, so allow its strength to enrich your life. Being near the sea/water is also a particular healing experience when Neptune is strong.

Pluto your natural ruler is still and till the end of the year, really positively impacting the lives of those born November 7th-9th. For these privileged Scorpios, this once in a lifetime influence allows real intellectual self regeneration and courage and allows a flowering of the insight implicit in all Scorpio beings … focused particularly on the power of incisive forensic intellect, understanding and communicative skill.  Siblings too may play a significant role in this destined period of development.


SAGITTARIUS

The perfect month for travel and furthering academic and legal pursuits is at hand and before the 5th, if born after December16th, love life and the affections are linked to travel and learning somehow too.

Much careful focus and thinking/communicating is demanded in career for all too this month, but after the 5th if born up to December16th.. Your charms are good tools and advantageous career wise and socially.

 Mars moves into your sign on the 2nd, so all born up to December 7th, will feel an extra surge of dynamism and ambition at best, but maybe a sense of over assertiveness at worst.. Others too may be a little too ready to assert themselves in a rather domineering way in your life.  Mars is activated and he is a trigger planet.

Jupiter still square to your sign from Virgo, is now creating for those born December 14th-20th, a sense of possible over confidence (possibly career wise) and maybe a tendency to over commit, over do or be a bit over extravagant.. You can enjoy this transit, but have some caution and restraint. Saturn by contrast is now bringing some reality checks and blocks possibly to the lives of those born December 1st-4th, as last December.  This is a period to not circum to too much negativity.. but to step up to the plate and be practical and to work hard putting a better infrastructure into your life.  Patience and some endurance will pay off. Look after your health too.

Uranus is enlivening and awakening now if born round December15th-17th.. He is bringing a new sense of confidence in your authenticity and desire to have more freedom and uniqueness in life, possible connected to love life and the creative arts.. Children’s issues are sources of the new as well.  Awakening times are around you now and for till early next year..

 If born December 1st to 4th, you still need to be aware of (and till the end of next year) the need to see clearly… There is some sense of confusion and uncertainty in life, possibly connected to roots and at the same time as feeling a need to reach for ideals. Keep grounded and be aware that you check all information out and don’t assume you have everyone sussed. Beware smoke and mirrors and you need sleep and music to heal any sadness and hypersensitivity, but your compassion abounds now.

CAPRICORN

 A time for depth and not the superficial, not least a need to focus on private, intense issues, not least finances and intimate dealings.

 Long distance communications are underlined now and so is academic focus. .. Communications demand wisdom and the higher mind and after the 5th love life and travel/other realms can combine if born up to January 15th.

Jupiter is very much on your side now if born January 12th-19th. Expansion, growth, wisdom and luck is around you somehow. Holidays are flagged up and general happy travel and bonuses from far off places. Luck is suggested re legal and publishing issues too. Good academic results are also in the air.

Uranus is a little challenging from now till early next year, for those born January14th-16th. There is a real restlessness and sense of disruption within and externally, possibly round home /real estate and family issues… Change is in the air, but do not be too impulsive and over reactive. Stay flexible and see this period as a bit of a journey with some false starts and reversals but that is ok.  Changeable feelings from day to day are part of this transit, as is a need for some adventure/excitement /adrenalin, but caution is needed and risks carefully considered. Including physical ones. Have patience and know the outcome is a new chapter and that one of the only certainties in life is change. Uranus’ task is to awaken and enlighten in his rather unpredictable way. Finances may have unpredictability too.

 Pluto is still powerful if born January 5th-7th (and has been on and off since the beginning of the year). A real sense of power has erupted within and/or a realisation of an sense of endings of chapters in life that can be quite challenging, but which are the precursors of the new and empowering and self reinventive.  Destiny is in the air this goes very deep for sure and feels quite primeval in essence.. Keep squeaky clean and know this is a revolution that is not really completed till the end of this year.

Finally Neptune continues to inspire those born January1st to 3rd. More emotional response is now evident in you and your creative/artistic and spiritual sense is heightened as is compassion, empathy and love. Music and film and the visual arts can flourish in you life now. This has been underway  since early this year... and has not completed his work till the end of 2017.


AQUARIUS

It is all about the power of others in your life now for the good and before the 5th if born after February 12th, love life can particularly flourish.. Communication that is serious and meaningful can be useful this month especially related to complex finances and private and intimate issues too.

 Mars moves into friendly to you Sagittarius on the 2nd and from there will bring for all born up to February 3rd an intelligent energy, that gives leadership skills and a sense of constructive progress to your goals, especially if they are collective.

Friends too give good advice and inspire and vice versa…  Saturn is a serious and constructive force now for those born January 28th-31st. He is bringing maturity of stance and judgement, a sense of discipline and a hard work ethic and loyalty and duty to bear on what you are trying to achieve and your sense of duty to others now is admirable. Others, especially friends too can be a source of support and constructiveness in your life’s efforts.  This may a time of all work and little play, but the deferred gratification is well worth it and others admire you achievements and attitude.

 Uranus your ruling planet is now bringing out your best Aquarian characteristics now and for the coming 12 months, if born February 12th-14th.  Your mind is mow extra intuitive and you are looking outside the box and thinking laterally or divergently even more than usual. Eureka moments are in the air and you are also more than usually maverick and individualistic in your approach to life. The need to fight for a better future for self and others is strong. Your altruism, idealism and humanitarian instincts now are paramount. A new leap into a new consciousness is under way and your teaching and communication skills can be inspiring now .You are really fired with knowledge, and more importantly, wisdom. And insight.

The full Moon on the 18th hits those born around February 14th. For this group truths will erupt and the unconscious is unleashed in self and others. Endings of chapters show themselves somehow.

PISCES

 Looking after routine work and organisational issues and indeed taking care of health is on the menu this month.   Mercury in your opposite sign of Virgo is also suggesting that you all will be in very strong communicative mode with information from others and conversation being prolific and beneficial and it is important that you listen and be listened to with focus. After the 5th, all born up to March 15th can also look forward to enriched affections and romantic potential with others.

Mars newly in Sagittarius from the 2nd is going to challenge to some degree those born up to March 5th. For this group there is the potential for some confrontation or irritation in a work context or with authority figures in any context. Impatience with others or intolerance issues are in the air and this can be you as victim or perpetrator.

Stop and count to 10 before speaking or reacting to any challenge or frustration.
Ambition can also create some ruthlessness in behaviour, so beware.

 Jupiter is moving now towards the end of his journey through Virgo, and this means he currently is opposing the suns of those born March 12th-20th. For this group there is a strong feeling of luck and advantage brought into your life through others (and through travel) and indeed from others from other cultures, or those who are able to bring advantage, luck and wisdom into your life. However this can also manifest as
an over strong sense of expansion and extravagance and often over confidence in all issues, especially related to others.. It can bring excess that can be later regretted a little, so caution is needed to get the best from this transit.

Saturn is a bit of a reality check now for those born February 27th- March 2nd… career /work issues are tricky and hard and delays and frustrations generally are possible Tiredness and a rather low mood is in the air too.  This is a time to bite bullets and rethink strategy and if necessary admit what you need to change and face facts with maturity .It pays off if you do. A bit of humility does not go astray with Saturn.

Neptune your ruler is also still really bringing full Pisces consciousness to those born March 1st to 3rd and this may well be modified by the Saturn influence. It is important not to let your hypersensitivity dominate and use it wisely for the betterment of others and for creative work, but keep grounded and don’t be over idealistic or escapist. If you are, Saturn will soon show you the realities and ground you.

Pluto is continuing to be a regenerative and empowering influence on those born March 5th-7th, mainly completed by the years end.. Your transformational influence in groups is strong and effective friends and contacts further your goals for self and indeed for others.
 




 







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