Friday, 30 June 2017

JULY 2017 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR HOROSCOPE


This is not the most relaxed of months; in fact it is rather tense and confrontational.  We have come to expect the unlikely and the rather shocking over the last few years and months and there is little to indicate that this will subside. Clearly it is not meant to.

Mars is conjunct the Sun for much of the month being exact from the 23rd to 29th, suggesting warlike noises on the planet and much anger and over assertiveness. The USA is in high fever mode politically.

In the first 3 days of the month when Mars opposes Pluto, there is a serious power struggle mood, in many ways in many places and explosive tempers, can lead to dangerous action. Mercury is also conjunct Mars in the first week, when harsh aggressive words, may be triggers for a serious and dangerous response. The mood among the populace of many countries, not least England will be strong, but less than stable. Political insecurity and total uncertainty starts to really haunt Great Britain this month (and for many to come). The Full moon in Capricorn on the 17th will simultaneously conjunct Mercury in the chart for England (1066 chart). This may well signal significant eruptions and revelations.
 
Endings of chapters (Pluto) are very much flagged up also this month. Around the 10/11th, when the Sun opposes Pluto, escalation of tensions again is apparent globally.  Once more the USA is a focus, notably as Trump’s chart is so emphasised between the 9th and 15th as Mars conjuncts his Saturn and Venus.  This will be affecting his reputation and his public position. . Very significantly, Saturn will also be exactly in opposition to his Sun from the 6th and opposing his Moon from the 23rd  (both happening only every 30 years).  Both these transits are haunting him powerfully, on and off for over 3 months, signifying that till mid October, he has to deal with a very large onslaught of pressure and reality checks and not a little karma.

However in early August, he has a mitigating Jupiter effect, which may give him a get out clause.  Jupiter will also bring release of pressure for him in late August and early September. This may take many forms, including over confidence and over expansion, or a release of stress from the challenges of his position, which can manifest in rather circuitous, unexpected ways.

The 17th-21st of this month brings eruptions and the left field not only socio-politically, but also potentially geophysically, with earthquakes or volcanic eruptions or disruptive natural phenomena more likely, as Uranus is so activated then as Mars and the Sun square up to that eruptive, maverick and unpredictable planet. Expect the unexpected.

As we have already had a taster of, misuse/abuse of technology and the potential global disruptions this can cause, is also likely to become more likely when Uranus (technology) is triggered. Cyber warfare will be a significant danger in our future especially from 2025, when Pluto with its huge potential for misuse of power, moves into Uranus ruled Aquarius, till 2044.  We can choose then, of course, to utilise significant technological advance for the common good and to solve huge global problems, but as always, ability and motive is a potentially critical mix.  The problem is, that scientific development, knowledge and ability do not necessarily correlate with the equivalent growth of wisdom.

Economically the global economy is starting this month to look dangerously precarious. Jupiter is now beginning to square Pluto, being exact in early August. This indicates over risky financial arrogance in big financial institutions, and personal debt and borrowing issues are then building to flag up a real danger of economic crisis/crash. Significantly unregulated uber neo liberal Capitalism that has evolved over the last decade or so, is heading for a global nemesis that will likely begin to be pretty evident in late September this year, when Pluto in Capricorn (economy/establishment) moves direct.

From February 2018 when Pluto moves into the last decanate (last 10 degrees) of Capricorn, our economic system is likely to begin to look extremely vulnerable with a major necessary revolutionary period ahead, after some significant meltdowns or even some metaphorical death throws.

This month Venus opposing Saturn between the 23rd and 25th, may also be a significant indicator of financial hubris that we will all be privy to.

The good news (yes, even this column will acknowledge the good news) is that with Neptune now in Pisces (from 2011/12 till 2026), the growth of collective sensitivity /compassion and an awareness of a very urgent need to honour, love, value and protect our planet, the environment and its creatures, is growing.

 All children born between these dates will, for life, be so much more aware of and passionately feel these values and grow to treasure the natural world. They will also value the power of the arts as vital for our growth and health.  Not that I am saying they are our salvation, but they will at least rebalance/challenge (hopefully) a prevailing socio/economic value system that has existed for far too long, that has all too clearly proved to be one that “knows the price of everything and the value of nothing”.

The full Moon is on the 9th in Capricorn at 4 07 GMT. This may well be a trigger day for eruptive events globally.

The new Moon will fall on the 23rd in the very earliest degree of Leo, and is suggestive of a potential new chapter for many, not least sowing metaphorically new seeds, hopefully that will ultimately reap a good crop.



 ARIES

Much activity in your Solar 4th House suggest a need for paying a lot of attention to family and domestic issues this month, constructively so.
 
 It is important, before the 6th, if born after April 9th, to ensure that communications are not misunderstood.  

 Between the 6th and 25th all of you are blessed with extra creativity, particularly writing and interchange with offspring and lovers is very constructive and brings happiness. 
 After the 5th, for all of your, there is also the ability to combine heart with mind in your thoughts and conversation. 

 Before the 20th, if born after April 6th, you will also be aware that Mars is squaring your Sun.  This does mean that there may be impulsiveness and irritation, notably on the home front, which can be counter-productive.  Stubborn determination and anger that you feel, or which others show to you, can cause discord, so count to ten. 

 However, after the 20th, if born up to March 28th, your energies are focussed, constructively and you can achieve much, particularly in the field of creativity, romance and inspiring others.
 
 This month, Jupiter is opposing the Suns of those born April 2nd to 7th.  For this group, there is a great sense of indulgence, generosity, good times and other people may bring benefits, but beware that you’re not tempted to push the boat out too far, by yourself, or indeed by others. 

 There is much caution and constructive discipline going on now for those born April 11th to 14th.  Travel may be for duty and academic pursuits may be significant; and demand hard work and focus.  Loyalty and duty are in the air.  

Uranus is now sitting right on the Sun, in his once every 84 year visitation, of those born April 17th to 19th; and he will be so doing on and off until March 2019, which does indicate that this is a period for many of you of a bit of a roller coaster of change and where you will be feeling impatient and quite revolutionary and maverick in behaviour.  Change is inevitable.  Let it happen.  Do not push the flow.  The unexpected and the left field is all part of a catalyst to be experienced as a leap into a new future, even if at times it feels insecure and uncomfortable.  You are awakening to a new, unique part of yourself that will ultimately be valuable.  

 For those born April 6th to 9th, Pluto is currently making you aware that you need to be alert to power struggles with others, particularly professionally; and that you have to be very careful about misuse of power yourself.  Don’t’ taint or you will be tainted.


TAURUS

 Communication will be important to you this month.

 Before the 6th, if born after May 10th, you are impressive and constructive.
 
However, between the 1st and the 25th, clarity is needed and misunderstandings are rife, particularly with family.

However, after the 25th, if born up to April 27th, there is a window of opportunity for excellence and breakthroughs with offspring and in love life. 

 Before the 5th, if born after May 15th, love life is flagged up.  Financial advantages, affections and charm are all in your orbit.  There is also an extra aesthetic sense.  

 Before the 20th, if born after May 7th, your assertive willpower is constructive, well directed and people are impressed.  

However, after the 20th, if born before April 27th, you are a little like a bull in a china shop on your home territory; and indeed other people in your family, or in your home circumstances, need to tiptoe around you.   Stubbornness, irritation and impatience is in the air. 

 Neptune is currently, and for some time to come, till early 2019 no less – enhancing the spiritual and creative lives of all born May 3rd to 6th.  Friendships are like soul mates and there is a great sense of being inspired by the heart, to have greater compassion, empathy, sensitivity and either on an ideological or personal level. You want to improve the world around you, in a very non-material way, but one, which knows the value of everything, but not necessarily the price.  Your emotions will flow more freely and healthily and creativity, such as music and the arts, is much easier to access.  Being near the sea is also very healing. 

 Finally, those born May 7th to 10th are still under the influence of a very powerful and rare positive Pluto.  This will be so until the end of next year.  This brings courage, insight, a forensic mind, able to speak the truth and to have power over circumstances .A regeneration and transformation of self is really possible right now.  Long distance, academic and legal interests can be very much involved in this process.

 GEMINI
 It will not do any harm this month to focus a little on finances and the rationalising of that area of your life.  

 Between the 6th and the 25th, you will all benefit from an even more acute and curious mind than usual; and your communications are particularly effective.  

 However, after the 25th, early Gemini’s, born up to May 27th, need to ensure that your brain is not muddled and that communications received, or given, are not confused or confusing.  

 Venus moves into your sign on the 5th; and is going to bring to you all an element of extra affection, love, warmth, charm and happy enjoyment.  Good times roll and cupid can be active. 

 After the 24th, Mars brings positive influences for all born up to May 29th.  You are competitive, determined, courageous and constructive both in speech and action.  Energy is high and can further your goals. 

 Jupiter is also very much the friend now of all born June 3rd to 8th.  He is bringing optimism, positivity, growth, inner or outer, and possibly happy travel, and the belief in self and often just good luck, particularly to do with love life, around children’s issues and even speculatively, but with caution. 

 Saturn however, is back to bring a little bit of a challenge to those born around June 12th to 15th.  Similar that which you experienced late last December and first half of January.  Lots of restrictions and reality checks, particularly in relationship to other people, are in the air.  This is a time for re-consideration of action and re-thinking.  A necessary pause.  The reality checks need to be taken note of.  They are for a reason, but duty and obligation may well inevitable, which one can’t turn one’s back on.  Step up to the plate and do what you know is right. 

 Uranus is very positive for those born around June 20th.  For the coming year or so, you are inspired to make positive change that fulfil your purpose and humanitarian issues may figure, as you seek to improve the future. 

 However, if born June 3rd to 6th, you are still, since April 2017, until early 2019, in a situation where you need to be wary of smoke and mirrors around you, particularly at work, but also know that your heart is becoming more important than just your bank balance, or possibly than just the power of your intellect.  Idealism is in the air, but keep grounded and ensure you check the credentials of everybody and everything.

 CANCER

This is your month and it is a time to shine and to take centre stage, notably before the 6th
 After the 25th, if born up to June 28th, your communication and intellectual skills are impressive and you are persuasive.  

 Before the 5th, if born after July 17th, friends can be particularly loving and supportive and you to them; and social life take on an extra boost for enjoyment and amorous opportunity. 

Mars however is in your sign all the way up to the 20th, directly affecting all born after July 9th, so there is a warning that with this level of determination, energy, enthusiasm and impulse, this can be a period where you have to choose between either positive, constructive assertiveness or being overly controlling and potentially over-assertiveness.  Your energy and drive to achieve will be significant.  Ensure the motive is good.  The impact of men in one’s life can also be extra significant.

 Jupiter is currently squaring the Suns of those born July 5th to 10th.  This is bringing you a tendency to be a little over confident, or even a little arrogant; and the potential to bite off more than you can chew needs to be watched.  Enjoyment is there but over-indulgence and over-expansion is a little dangerous.  Don’t let your expectations get carried away.

 Uranus is now directly affecting those born July 20th to 22nd in his once every 42-year challenge to your Sun.  This will be a long transit, not over until early 2019 and will involve a certain level of restlessness and desire for change, notably in your career direction.  It will bring unexpected events that are out of your control, which although unsettling, will kick-start you into a more liberated future.  Be flexible, go with the flow and know that the changes going on within and externally are meant to be and are in some way awakening and enlightening, but you need to follow your more true-to-self path in your career direction.

 Neptune is very helpful and inspiring now for those born July 5th to 8th, as he has been for some months.  You are more spiritually and creatively aware, quite psychic, very sensitive, empathetic and compassionate, even more than is the norm for your sign.  Enjoy and let others be the beneficiaries.  Long distance travel may be part of this journey.  

 However, for those born July 6th to 11th, beware people who are coercive, controlling and who misuse power.  Walk away.  You need to bear this in mind until the end of next year. 

LEO

This could be a month where other people and friendships are significant, notably before the 6th.  Certainly between the 6th and 25th when Mercury is in your sign, you will all have the ability to have a say and be listened to, but ensure that you’re not overly self-centred and subjective.  Learn to listen to the other guy. 

Before the 5th, if born after August 17th, be careful about being sycophantic to others in your career.  False charm and over cosying up to others is not the answer. 
 
After the 5th, you are all in a position to be able to take advantage of friends and social life who can bring you progress and happiness and you indeed can do the same for them. 
  
 Mars however moves into your sign on the 20th, which is a bit of a warning for all born up to July 30th.  You may be subject to impatience and impulse and irritation with other people; and indeed they may well want their pound of flesh from you.  You will certainly find that assertiveness of some kind will be in the ether, either yours or others’.  You will be courageous, but make sure it’s not foolhardy.
Jupiter is the friend now of all those born August 5th to 10th.  It can help with an enhanced level of wisdom. Travel is a positive input and certainly communications with others can be very benign and helpful. 

 If born August 14th to 17th, Saturn is currently forcing you to be mature, grown up, step up to the plate, accept responsibilities and deal with issues in a constructive, pragmatic way; and indeed duty and obligation to others, financially and romantically are flagged up.
 
Uranus, however, is creating a great sense of liberation in the sense of authenticity, if your birthday is around August 21st.  Long distance issues and legal issues can be on your side and there is a sense of liberation from the old that is welcome; and it is other people who may be triggers for this; and sudden travels can open your eyes and your mind. 

 The new Moon falls at the very beginning of your sign on the 23rd at 9.46 GMT, directly affecting those born round July 22nd. This is a time for the sowing of a new crop for the future.

 VIRGO

Social life may figure more strongly this month in a very positive and happy way. 

 Before the 6th, if born after September 12th, good news and happy communications with others is uplifting. 

 After the 25th, if born before August 30th, your mind is extra sharp and analytical and your capacity for learning is enhanced.

 Before the 5th, Venus is in your compatible of Taurus.  Those born after September 17th are able to combine romance and travel and long distance issues very harmoniously.  The heart is happily underlined. 

However, after the 5th, you will all need to be aware that any vainglory or hypocrisy, particularly in your public standing, will not do you any favours.  Excessive charm for self- seeking purposes may be seen through by others..  Extra indulgence is possible. 

 Before the 20th, Mars will be directly affecting those born after September 9th, in a constructive way.  You will be assertive in groups, with leadership talent; and friends and associations will be great encouragers to show your potential and you will bring out the best in others.  Energy is high and constructive.  Particularly when it is collective and collaborative. 

 Saturn however, is a little challenging now if born September 13th to 16th, as indeed he was late last year and at the very beginning of this year.  A lack of confidence and some struggles will reveal themselves and world looks a little like a harder mountain to climb than usual.  Domestic and family issues may be causing you some concern, but this is a time to bite bullets, do what is necessary and face facts with courage and determination, to lay good foundations for the future; and to accept delays as being a time of re-thinking.  Look after your health as well.  You are a little more tired and vulnerable than usual. 

 Neptune, currently, until February 2019, is in his once 165 opposition to your Sun.  This is creating a situation where you need to be extremely wary and careful of those who are less than black and white in motive; and don’t project onto other people what you want to see.  Beware of victims to save and heroes to worship.  It is not that simple.  Enjoy the sea and exploring more spiritual avenues and creativity is inspired, but keep grounded and realistic and check out the details of everybody.  Take off the rose coloured spectacles, where appropriate.  

 However, for those born September 9th to 12th, you are still in the middle of a regenerative period where you are more forthright, determined, empowered, particularly romantically and creatively.  All with a sense of purpose; and your insights and understanding is clear and powerful.

 LIBRA

Focus on career and public standing is flagged up this month and after the 6th and before the 25th, you will all have opportunities to communicate valuably and with good results to others, notably friends.
 
 After the 5th, you will all have the ability to really enjoy long distance issues.  Travel and vacations, are likely to enhance love life and bring joy; and learning can also be a source of great pleasure and where aesthetics are enhanced too. 

 Before the 20th, Mars is square to your Sun if born after October 9th.  This is very important as time to be wary and count to ten when dealing with colleagues at work who may be contentious or challenging; and you indeed may also be creating some discomfort in others, with an over-assertive approach.  Rushing into issues and impatience will not help, so count to ten.

 However, after the 20th, if born up to September 30th, there is an opportunity to be very assertively effective in creating harmony with others and to be effective in your leadership skills; and others will boost your confidence as they acknowledge your abilities. 

Jupiter in your sign is now back to really enhance the lives of those born October 5th to 10th.  You are now benefiting from a real boost to wisdom, luck, and positivity and there are opportunities around you.  Travel is also extremely favourable; and your mind is particularly big picture in understanding. 
 Even Saturn is constructive now for those born October 14th to 16th, as he brings discipline, focus and constructive hard work to your door. 

Uranus, however, opposing the Suns now of those born October 20th to 22nd, will now be heralding a once every 84 year evolution that will be with you on and off until March 2019.  Expect change from other people and disruption from external sources; and although this may be unsettling, have confidence that they are there as tools to kick start you into a better future, despite the seeming disruption. 

Finally, Pluto is still have having an effect on those born October 11th to 16th, of making you feel slightly at war with yourself, as you recognise that you need to end outworn situations and empower yourself.  Ensure this fight is conscious and don’t let dark, manipulative forces creep in.

SCORPIO

July is an excellent month for vacations for your sign, or for any international dealings, particularly this month, before the 6th, if born after November 12th, where long distance negotiations and legal issues can also be flagged up positively. 

 However, between the 6th and 25th, you all need to be wary of ensuring that communications in your working life are such that you are all reading from the same page.  There is room for misunderstandings and confusion.
 
 However, after the 25th, if born up to October 30th, good communications with friends and in a group situation are enhancing of your power. 

 Venus is in your opposite sign before the 5th, bringing to all born after November 17th a great feeling of improved relationships with loved ones and romantic opportunities.  Affections and amorous feelings are highlighted. 

 Before the 20th, Mars is also on your side, if born after November 9th.  Again, travel is underlined and this time possibly for a rather single minded purpose and serious adventure is flagged up, but constructive, positive actions and dealings are very much underlined – legally, internationally and academically. 

 However, after the 20th, if born up to October 31st, be wary about being overly assertive, controlling or competitive, particularly on the work front, or you will certainly attract that behaviour to yourself from others.  Stubborn struggles are in the air. 

 Neptune is now, and will be until February 2019, harmonising with the Suns of those born November 5th to 8th.  For this group, idealism and harmony and the desire for a real soul mate is very strong in romantic issues and strengthens creativity.  There is a real boost to aesthetic sensitivity.  A love of the arts and spiritual pursuits and being around nature is very healing and great deal of reward can be felt in these areas and also around one’s offspring.  The heart is much stronger in its sensitivities than it used to be and it will probably stay that way. 

Finally, Pluto, your ruling planet, is still empowering the best qualities of your sign if born November 9th to 12th; and will so do until the end of 2018.  For this group, your wisdom, your insight, your research abilities, your power of communication, your ability to speak truth and to be impressive and to affect other people positively and powerfully is significant.  Enjoy.

 SAGITTARIUS

This is not a month for superficiality. You have to get deep and intense and probably constructively.  Between the 6th and the 25th, you mind is particularly sharp and intellectually stimulated.  Your communications and study and teaching abilities are all positively emphasised.  Travel too will be a source of enlightenment.  
 
 However, after the 25th, if born up to November 30th, ensure that professional communications are clearly understood.

 After the 5th, all of you will experience Venus’ lashings of happiness; affection and the potential for fulfilling relationships, new or in continued old ones. Your affections and love are given and equally returned.  

 After the 20th, if born up to November 30th, determinations, ambition, drive and energy is underlined, particularly in academia and philosophical issues; and also connected to travel.
 
 Jupiter is harmonious now for all born December 5th to 10th.  Friendships, leadership skills, looking for a common purpose, not just for your own gains, are all emphasised as positive, wise and successful.  Good people are around you.  Travel is also protected. 

However, Saturn is currently, as you probably know is in your sign and is now back directly affecting those born December 13th to 16th.  For this group, as last late December and January, there is a sense of a reality check.  Life feels tough.  Responsibilities, obligations weigh on you and you’re tired.  Look after yourself.  Do only that which is necessary, but do it well and be practical and realistic.  Delays are there to teach you to re-think.  Bite the bullet and step up to the plate.  Don’t let under-confidence get the better of you. 

 Uranus, however, has just started to inspire the lives of those born December 19th to 21st.  Until early 2019 you will be creatively inspired and others romantically will be catalysts for a new awakening, as indeed can offspring.  The need for freedom and authenticity; and to take a leap into a more appropriate future for you, will be aided and abetted.

 However, for those born December 5th to 8th need until early 2019 to always be aware of seeing things clearly and not through rose coloured spectacles, but uncertainties abound. Take it easy.  Don’t push the river.  See where the journey takes you, without panic.

CAPRICORN

Relationships figure strongly in your life and you can learn a lot from them this month.

 After the 25th, if born up to December 29th, serious communications that are very constructive, particularly long distance, are underscored.  Your mind is sharp and deep.  

 Before the 5th, if born after January 16th, cupid is inspired, creative and aesthetic appreciation is strong and a general feeling of enjoying life; and one’s offspring are underlined. 

 Mars however, before the 20th, is bringing for all born after January 7th, the potential for some confrontation with strong-minded people.  Assertiveness should not tip into aggression, but others will hold you to account.  Just be careful of not inviting confrontation.  Indeed, others may be living out unexpressed aggression in you.

 Jupiter however, is creating a situation or a feeling for those born January to 8th of a little bit of an over-confident or an over-reaching.  Don’t bite off more than you can chew, or expect too much.  Progress can be made, particularly work-wise, provided you are not too pushy or have too high expectations.  

 Uranus is starting to create some uncertainty in the lives of those born around January 18th to 20th.  This transit will be with you until early 2019 and it is a little bit of a time of restlessness and of the unpredictable.  Changes of mood and potentially some domestic change are in the air.  Impulse and risk need to be avoided.  Stop and think, but let change happen naturally. 

 However, for those born January 3rd to 6th, inspiration is yours, creatively and spiritually, as is increased empathy and emotional response.  

 If born January 7th to 10th, you are still undergoing a period, since the beginning of this year, until the end of next year, a time of real confrontation with issues of your power and destiny, which you may struggle with a bit, but which you have no choice but to face.  Power may be thrust upon you, or you may be coming across powerful individuals.  Either way, you have to stick to good motives, humility and karmic acceptance of responsibilities and make sure it’s for the greater good.  Intense experiences are likely and endings of chapters will open new empowering doors.

The full Moon is in your sign at 17 degrees, affecting those born January 7th –9th. For this group the ends of chapters are in the air and eruptions of repressed energies are triggered.

 AQUARIUS

 Work and everyday routine figures largely in your consciousness this month.

 Between the 6th and the 25th you will all have the benefit of very interesting and informative communications from other people and indeed good conversations generally. Your wisdom is received and others give you good advice.   This is  a brilliant time for successfully negotiating in personal or in business relationships.  

 Before the 5th, all born after February 13th, you need to have a little care of over-expenditure and extravagance, particularly on the home front, but after the 5th you will all benefit from a boost to creativity and a boost to fun, love life, dealings with offspring and sense of appreciation of the joys of living. 

 After the 20th, for all born up to January 28th, however, Mars in your Solar 7th House may bring for this group, a feeling that there are people around who will challenge you and you have to be certain that you have not invited this mood in, but relationships may well be quite fraught with assertiveness.  Stop and think before you speak, or respond. 

 However, Jupiter is happily disposed now towards those born February 2nd to 7th.  This is a brilliant time for travel, study, teaching and wise thought.  Luck, positivity and confidence is yours, as is growth, internally or externally.  Success is in the air.

 And those born February 10th to 13th have Saturn, yes, bringing extra responsibilities and duties, but also giving you the ability to step up to the plate very happily, confidently, assuredly and successfully.  Responsibility, loyalty and obligations are addressed extremely admirably. 

 Uranus, your ruling planet, is also bringing out your best Aquarian capacity for the new, the innovative, the out of the box and the humanitarian for those born February 16th to 18th.  This new mood and interest and, drive will be with you until March 2019.  Your mind is more open and intuitive than ever; and your ability to think laterally and have eureka moments should not be underestimated. Believe in your thought process and your insight. 

 PISCES

  A month for your sign to enjoyment, fun, love life and creativity.  

 Before the 6th, if born after March 11th, writing skills and general creative inspirations are particularly strong; and communications with those who you love, particularly children, are enhanced and successful. 

After the 25th, if born up to February 25th, your ability to communicate with all who matter to you is impressive.  You receive good news and you can have very successful negotiations; and you can impress others. 

 Before the 5th, if born after March 15th, you can combine heart with mind and your charms are extremely impressive to others in convincing them of your case.  Loving communication is very beneficial.  

 After the 5th, however, for all of you, there is a tendency to be sentimental, over indulgent and not too discriminating.

 Before the 20th however, all born after March 7th, will have a brilliant rush of energy that can be so well directed into the arts and creativity.  Also, passions and pursuing love life is underscored.  Constructive activities with offspring can bring joy as well. You will feel energised to live life to the full. 

 However, Saturn is bringing, as he was at the end of last year and the beginning of this, a little bit of a challenge to those born March 11th to 14th.  Issues at work may be onerous.   There are blocks and restrictions.  Extra responsibility and negative feelings are in the air, related to authority figures and duties.  Be real in assessing what the fact of the matter is.  Do what is necessary to improve, but know when it is time to re-think.  Do not let under-confidence get the better of you; and also get rest and look after the body.  

 Your ruling planet Neptune, is currently, and has been since April; and indeed will be so affecting you until early 2019, those born March 3rd-6th, in a way that is underling to the nth degree your huge sensitivity, creativity, spirituality, psychic powers, but also possibly an escapist side.  Use this once every 165-year visitation to emphasise your emotional sensitivity and compassion for the greater good, but do not let it be wasted on a sense of escape or over idealisation.

 Finally, Pluto will continue to bring a bonus to those born March 7th to 10th, lasting until late 2018, of extra powers to go out and to be the person who could be effective and regenerative and transformative for other people, in a leadership role.  Confidence and destiny is yours.  Enjoy.


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

JUNE 2017 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR HOROSCOPE



June is a month where Gemini dominates; the Sun is there till 21st, Mercury is
strong in its own sign of Gemini between the 6th and 21st and Mars is in Gemini till the 4th.  Gemini rules London, where there will be a strong focus on the 8th, when there is the general election. It is an important month for determining so much, not only in Britain, but also because the long term fallout of the result globally.

It must be said that with Uranus in Aries, the England ascendant sign, (if one uses the December 25th 1066; Norman conquest chart for England, but there are several to choose from), then surprises are indeed possible.  Without knowledge of either Jeremy Corbyn’s (Sun in Gemini) or Theresa May’s (Sun in Libra) time of birth, which is very frustrating for astrologers, it is difficult to make a reliable judgement about the outcome. However Corbyn may well not be so totally annihilated by the vote, as has been predicted, and Theresa May, even if (probably) victorious, has a very challenging once every 165 year Neptune transit of her Mars (which started around May 16th) and is affecting her over the coming 2 years. This is very likely to create a very real undermining of her black and white determination and of her “strong and stable” stance.

 Sacrifices will have to be made and there is a possibility of her making poor judgements, based on illusion/delusion, probably related to Brexit. Misjudgement of others will be a problem and she will not be able to rely on male politicians around her and internationally, as they will likely let her down, including Trump (indeed if he is still in office after October, which if he is, looks astrologically like a major defiance of his planetary karma). 

There is much smoke and mirrors around Theresa May in the coming few years.  Her strength in all ways will be probably undermined and she may well have serious, if very private misgivings about her confidence and abilities in her role over this time. She may, as a result, be increasingly more influenced and manipulated in her direction and policies by others, with vested interests also by and powerful advisers (e.g. Lynton Crosby), all in a very behind the scenes way.

May has Venus conjunct Pluto and her Moon (probably in early Virgo depending on time of birth), is also conjunct Pluto .Her serious personal need/desire for control and power (Libran iron fist in a velvet glove) will be challenged, bringing out a rather ruthless anger that will not necessarily help her. Her Saturn in Scorpio square to Pluto will make her very wary of others, who are powerful but not supportive of her and she will be ruthlessly, even shamelessly determined to thwart them, but she will be struggling. Also her Mars opposition Jupiter creates a rather reckless love of determination to achieve at all costs, and with a used car salesman approach to convincing others, even when there is no underlying evidence that her plans will work.  She is however probably more vulnerable to influence by other used car salesman types within her party.  She will in fact be vulnerable to false promises and reassurances from others anywhere in power.

Her Mercury sextile Saturn however helps stabilise her thinking and gives pragmatism and does offer caution at other times.  There is privacy about May (strong, strict and critical Virgo input), but it can prove frustrating to those who need more transparency from her, of motive and plan. Her compassionate side is real too,  (a positive Neptune aspect to Venus and probably her Moon) but it is not so strong as her desire to stick to a rather blindly determined and rather harsh path of ideological commitment to extreme and punitive austerity for so many  (Saturn square Moon and Venus). She does suffer, I would guess, from an internal conflict between these two sides of her being. A vicar’s daughter (as she is) maybe has considerable cognitive dissonance, or she should.
  
Corbyn is a curious mix of principled stubbornness and fluidity  (strong Taurus and Gemini), hard to pin down on some opinions and ruthlessly immoveable on others.  He is idealistic and compassionate and totally humanitarian (strong Neptune), but with Moon and Mars (both conjunct in Taurus) square Pluto; he can be a victim of his own ruthless refusal to play the political game and indeed and clearly can be subject to nasty power struggles within his party.  Jupiter trining his Sun is a saving grace in terms of his big picture understanding and a detached global non-egotistical wisdom that is not totally dictated by limited ideology…but immovability combined with certain elusiveness is a disadvantage on the establishment political stage.

 Pluto (power) is currently (every 124 years) trining Corbyn’s Mars (determination /ambition /energy) and will be till the end of 2018, so he is certainly not going to be a spent force, no matter what the outcome.

Uranus (unpredictability) is so strong now in Aries, indeed since March 2011 and till March 2019, which equates to the underestimated global impulsive power of the often righteously rebellious populace, which causes shock to an over complacent status quo, or very disturbingly, for the potential, unpredictable and highly destructive power of the unbalanced mentality of brain washed individuals, such as terrorist extremists. Globally, the only certainty is uncertainty, with no lasting coherent pattern that is predictable.  The concept of “predicting Uranus” is an oxymoron. This is not a copout. Always expect the unexpected when Uranus affects a person or place, or globe in influence.  Astrologers dare not predict events when he is operating, except to expect surprise and disruption.

Uranus in Aries combined with Pluto in Capricorn  (2008 till 2025) has indeed brought significant instability and unexpected shocks politically, particularly to places that are reputably strong in the influence of the signs Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn, including the UK and the States.

Saturn (restriction) in Sagittarius (internationalism) is certainly continuing to rock the boat when it comes to the battle that has emerged between nationalism/protectionism versus globalisation.
  
Jupiter does however move direct on the 9th, which will at least indicate a greater manifestation of increased clarity of direction for many of us, personally and globally, not least in the UK.

Gemini is a sign of much mental energy and activity; it is nervous and fidgety and is also a great salesmanship sign.  One has to be wary of also of the power of the mass media, especially the popular press (Gemini) to influence unreasonably.  Being economical with the truth and some slight of hand is very underlined globally this month especially around the 4th and 14th when the Sun and then Mercury, in Gemini, square up to Neptune, respectively.

The potential power of technology to be misused or to cause international chaos is creeping in globally; and just as the uber capitalist system has evolved to reach unsustainable, even abusive levels under Pluto (power) in Capricorn (finances /establishment), manifested in the fact that we seem ruled now, in many countries, by those who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing, so in a similar abusive way, when Pluto moves into Aquarius (technology) in 2025, self seeking misuse/abuse of technology and the potential for cyber warfare will creep up to be totally overwhelming.

 Pluto ‘s power can be used for great good or for great ill / pure self-seeking (saint or sinner) in relation to the principles of whatever sign he is travelling through.  He will be travelling through Aquarius till 2043.

Currently and briefly Saturn (restriction) is trining Uranus (technology) and is wisely correlating with a call for reining in online social media’s total freedom, which can be exploited dangerously. Saturn demands boundaries and Uranus demands freedom; the clash of the Titans, no less.

Dates when news is quite sombre are the 15th and the 18th/19th.when the Sun and then Mercury oppose Saturn. Karmic reality checks are in the air.

The last week of the month is rather rash and adventurous, and certainly bold globally (Mars square Jupiter and Mars sextile Uranus). Caution is needed especially in U.S foreign policy.

The Moon is full on the 9th at 18 degrees of Sagittarius at 9.13 GMT and new on the 24th at 2 degrees of Cancer at 2.31 GMT.  Endings of chapters correlate with the full, while new beginnings are promoted by the new.





 ARIES

This is a good month for communications and for intellectual stimulation for you all, but after the 6th when Mercury is going through your Solar 3rd House, there will be a great hunger for communications and your mind will be more versatile than normal.
After the 21st, communications with family will predominate, but ensure there are no misunderstandings.    

Venus is in your sign before the 6th, directly affecting those born after April 14th.  This augers well for you looking good, feeling good and romance is flagged up, as are affections and a real sense of aesthetic appreciation is powerful.

After the 6th, many of you may also be finding that money needs to be spent on beautifying your life and your home. 

Before the 4th, if born after April 17th, you are intelligently assertive. Energy - intellectually, spiritually and physically is high and well directed. 

However, if after the 4th, if born up to April 8th, be aware that you may a little like a bull in a china shop at home and confrontation with family members because of impulse may be prominent.  You may also find that family members are equally in your face.

Jupiter is very positive now for those born April 2nd to 4th.  For this group, relationships are very positive and there is a sense of expansion of goals, optimism, positivity, travel, but just beware that you are not too indulgent of other people, or too readily influenced by others, but good times can be had.

Saturn is giving a sense of caution and responsibility and hard work to all those born April 13th to 18th.  Academic issues are taken on board with a sense of seriousness and travel may be dutiful.  But whatever, you are controlled, patient and hardworking. Deferred gratification is a result.

Uranus is now moving on in your sign and is now directly affecting those born April 15th to 19th.  That does indicate that over the coming year have a great feeling of unpredictability and your restlessness in tangible.  Do not be impulsive, count to ten and be careful.  But freedom and looking outside the box is the asset.

For those born April 7th to 10th, there is now a sense of a very rare feeling of challenge from others, not least at work.  Power is in the air; yours or others.  Use it wisely and consciously.


TAURUS

Money may be an issue that’s much discussed and in focus this month. 

Before the 6th, all born after May 9th will find that the need to communicate and the ability to communicate is extremely underlined and your mind is sharp and people will listen.  After the 6th, money again is a focus. 

After the 21st, you are able, if born up to May 10th, to explain yourself very clearly and relationships with siblings can be enhanced. 

After the 6th, Venus, your ruler is in your sign, bringing for all born up to May 16th a sense of love, happiness, joy.  You look good, you feel good.  Warmth is in the air and love life is looking good.

After the 4th, all born up to May 9th will feel energised and able to take on challenge, whether that is physical or intellectual; and the power of your mind and the ability to convince others is strong and travel is underlined too.

Jupiter goes direct from the 9th which does suggest that many Taureans may find that work issues become more fortunate in some way from that date.

Neptune is now sextiling the Suns of all those born May 4th to 6th.  Your empathy and sensitivity to others, particularly friends, and in working towards a cause, are underlined now.  You need to enjoy a more spiritual dimension and you will, but that same quality can also make you more emotionally easily affected.  Your inspiration to do with the arts, particularly around music and film, is strong and spending time near the sea is very positive.  Your desire to be there for others, rather than yourself, is strong, as your ego is downgraded on the altar of the greater good; and your ability to read other people and absorb their feelings is strong.

If born May 8th -11th, Pluto has moved to directly and positively affect your Suns.  This only happens once every aprox. 124 years.  It gives you the opportunity to have a sense of calling, destiny and empowerment to do what you need to do; and what you’re born to do, particularly in the field of study, education, academia; and other countries may hold the key to the flowering of your power.  Legal issues may also be underlined in a positive way, but your sense of ideology and passion about the world and politics is also empowered.  Do not waste this time on ego, but on realising that you are able to use this power for the greater good and it is certainly not just for your own self-aggrandisement.  


GEMINI

This is your month and you can shine, but after the 6th, with your own ruling planet in your own sign, giving it double strength, all of you will have extra communication and intellectual strength, but just ensure you listen to other fellow and let him speak. 

Before the 6th, all born after July 14th may find that friendship and romance get intertwined and your ability to have love and cooperation with friends and in collective collaboration and projects is brilliant.  Your social life can be very valuable.  After the 6th, many of you may well find that your good heart is shown in more private ways behind the scenes.

Mars is in your sign before the 4th, only affecting however this month, those born after June 18th.  For this small group, just be careful in those first four days that your assertiveness does not become slightly aggressive or intimidating to others, but your energy is high.  Direct it well and be aware too of the impact of other people, who are very strong willed, and you have to handle them wisely.

After the 4th, energy and drive does tend to look as if it is in the direction of increasing financial security. 

Jupiter is very well places now for those born June 3rd to 5th.  He is exactly trining your Suns and is giving you a real boost romantically, to do with offspring issues and creatively. Luck is in the air and a positive sense of well-being and enjoyment particularly after the 9th when advantages become more tangible and external.

Saturn however is, as he was last January and February, reminding you of issues that need focussing on.  Other people are blocking you in some way.  Restrictions are in the air.  Saturn may be forcing you to review your goals; or to ensure that you keep knocking on that particular door with more patience than maybe you anticipated.  Reality checks about others are strong and you need to find out whether other people are being karmic schoolteachers, and to have the humility to accept that, or, that they need dealing with in a more courageous way.  Look after your health as well.  Get sleep.

Uranus is now bringing to those born after June 16th a year of excitement, change, freedom and the ability to look outside the box; and other people are catalysts for change.  Enjoy.  Other countries may be the catalyst for this.  Academic gain is potentially strong. 

However, if born June 4th to 6th, be very conscious of potentially being easily deluded or over easily influenced by others who may not be all that they seem.  Keep real.  Keep grounded.  Double-check the credentials of everything that you hear and particularly in a professional capacity.  It is likely that you will be yearning to do more in your work to fulfil your heart centre rather than just to please your wallet.


CANCER

Before the 6th, if born after July 11th, friends may be valuable for giving good advice and wisdom and your communications with them are also appreciated.

Between the 6th and 21st many of you may well be ruminating privately about issues.

After the 21st, if born up to July 12th, many of you will find you have confidence in your ability to really stand up, be centre stage and get heard, but be careful about being overly subjective in your thinking.  Do listen to others and allow other people to have their say. 

Also, before the 6th, Venus is in your Solar 10th House, affecting those born after July 16th who need to be careful about sycophancy at work.  Use your charms by all means, but do not overdo. 

After the 6th, for all born up to July 18th, friendships are a great bonus in your life and your ability to enjoy social life is underlined.  Warmth and affection is around, as is romantic potential. 

Mars moves into your sign after the 4th, but in those first four days, it is important that many of you do not seethe with anger about issues.  Get things out calmly, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person. 

After the 4th, for all born up to July 11th, you or others should not underestimate your assertiveness and determination. Just do not let that assertiveness morph into a pushy or even slightly aggressive mood. Use your energy well and advisedly, as it is very strong on every level.

Jupiter is now bringing for all those born July 4th to 6th, a sense of real self-indulgence, particularly in the home and in the domestic area.  Think twice before spending money that maybe you could regret later, but indulging family members and having good times is flagged up; but avoid over-confidence.

Uranus has now moved to directly square the Suns of those born July 18th to 22nd.  This every 42-year transit is going to affect you for approximately 1 year, probably in your working life, where there will be unpredictability and uncertainty and restlessness on your part.  There is a need for change, but stop and think carefully before impulsive decisions.  The unexpected is around.  Let it work for you.  What starts off as insecurity and disruption, can end up as greater liberation. Be patient.

Neptune is now inspiring those born July 5th to 7th.  Other countries call.  Spiritual experiences also call and sensitivity is underlined and inspiring. 

However, if born July 10th to 12, be very conscious that Pluto is now opposing your Sun and will be on and off until the end of next year.  Avoid power struggles.  Be conscious.  Draw boundaries around the abusive power by other people or yourself. Transformations are in the air and endings and new beginnings are the promise.

The Moon is new on the 24th in your sign, directly impacting those born June 23rd-25th.  For you this can set the scene for a new impulse for the initiation of the new, with a view for future growth and benefit… You feel at one with self and your unconscious and conscious are working together to bring a certain determination to believe in your current direction.
 

LEO

June can be quite a sociable month for all Leo’s and this year, particularly powerfully so between the 6th and 21st when friends and associates will be informative and stimulating and communications in a social context will be satisfaction. 

However, before the 6th, if born after August 11th, there will be the potential for alternative facts, confusion, misunderstandings in one’s dealings with other people on a professional level and you can be held to account in difficult circumstances. 

Before the 6th, Venus, for all born after August 17th, points to opportunities for romance. There may be some financial gain in other countries and legal issues can be satisfactory and travel will potentially go hand in hand with love life. 

After the 6th, for all born up to August 17th, one has to be very careful about any level of hypocrisy in one’s working life.  Or promising more than one can deliver.   Charm is one thing, but solid reliability is another. 

Before the 4th, there is a window of opportunity for those born after August 19th to have excellent negotiations and communications with other people and friends can be energising and constructive for this group; and your ability to make things happen in a group context and in a leadership role are significant.

However, after the 4th, all of you need to be aware that any anger or frustration that you feel, needs to be dealt with, rather than repressed; and dealt with in a cool, calm manner, otherwise there can be a seething effect of rage, which can be explosive and non-constructive. 

Jupiter is currently protective of those born August 5th to 7th.  He is bringing a certain amount of wisdom, benevolence and there are opportunities for growth of understanding and insight; notably after the 9th when Jupiter moves direct.

Even Saturn is currently supportive of those born August 15th to 19th.  Hard work will be demanded and discipline, particularly connected to duty and obligation and notably when dealing with romantic issues or with offspring; and in any speculative dealings.  Being honourable and loyal will be important.

For those born after August 18th, you are just embarking on a year that is quite exciting, awakening and enlightening, with opportunities in other countries and a sense of liberation from the old and the outworn. 


VIRGO

You need to shine in career this month, but not at any cost.  Before the 6th, if born after September 11th, travel is flagged, as is long distance communications in a very favourable way; and your ability academically to prove yourself is also significant.

After the 6th, however, before the 21st, you all need to be aware that communications on a professional level can very seriously get confused or misunderstood.  Check everything out and don’t just assume you have got the gist of things. 

After the 21st, all born up to September 11th, will find friendship and collective goals rewarding.

After the 6th also, all born up to September 17th have Venus suggesting that love life and travel go hand in hand; and study of something that one loves can be very rewarding, notably the arts. Your affectionate and warm nature can shine more easily than usual. 

However, before the 4th, in those brief few days, all those born after September 19th need to be wary of potential pitfalls of some conflict or disagreements in a professional capacity.  Impatience and impulsiveness will do you no favours and will only attract animosity. 

However, after the 4th, if born up to September 11th, constructive energy can be used positively to coordinate groups and to be energised in the company of others.

Saturn is not so favourably disposed this month towards those born September 15th to 19th.  As last January and February, there are blocks and frustrations and a feeling of negativity in the air.  This may focus on domestic and family issues and one has to step up to the plate and be mature and disciplined and do what is necessary, with a certain austerity in mind.  It is also important to look after one’s health. 

Neptune is currently still squaring the Suns of those born September 6th to 8th.  This is an ongoing transit of some potential confusion, over-idealism and vulnerability to other people.   Do not put people on pedestals.  See them clearly and do not be drawn into the world of martyrdom or rescuing too easily, if not really deserved. 

However, if born September 10th to 13th, Pluto is starting to be a very significant empowering influence and will be so until the end of next year.  This takes away shyness. It gives you a sense of purpose, particularly creatively and in the romantic world; and to do with offspring.  Enjoy a new courage and a new determination, which allows you to achieve much for self and others. 


LIBRA

Excellent month for travel and for academia and between 6th and the 21st, all of you will find that your communication skills and your effectiveness in understanding concepts are at a peak. 

Although, after the 25th, if born up to October 13th, be very careful that you don’t assume you understand everything, or indeed that others understand everything that you convey.

Before the 6th, if born after October 17th, Venus is in your Solar 7th House, suggesting an input of romance and affection in relationships that is slightly exceptional.  You give out and you receive.

Before the 4th, in that short period of time, for all born after September 20th, there will be a rush of constructive drive and energy that takes you into positive places, spiritually, physically and psychologically. 

However, after the 4th, if born up to October 11th, Mars is suggesting some friction and impatience and intolerance, particularly connected to travel or in ideological arguments.  Be as calm and as patient as possible. Others will also be quick to assert themselves with you.

Jupiter in your sign is wonderful now for all born October 6th to 8th; and indeed, as last November, this transit is bringing growth, expansion, confidence, luck, wisdom and very happy successful travel, particularly after the 9th, when Jupiter moves direct in your sign.  This transit does last until early July, so enjoy.

Saturn is also being constructively helpful now, if born October 16th to 20th.  He is bringing groundedness to your thinking.  Pragmatism, good with detail.  Hard, disciplined work is easy to do now and your communications are cautious, careful and thorough and bring good rewards.  Hard work does pay off with this.  You had this in January and February this year and now you have to complete the tasks. 

Now, newly for the coming year, those born after October 19th, have Uranus opposing their Suns.  This every 84-year transit will bring change and unpredictability from other people. Unexpected events are disruptive and may be disturbing, but are ultimately designed to kick start you into a new future; and other people’s restlessness in some respects can release you, but do not be impulsive.  Watch and wait.  Do not push the river.

Finally, those born October 11th to 14th have until the end of 2018 Pluto squaring your Suns.  For many of you this will be a time of change and desire for empowerment and to get away from things that have held you back, particularly domestically or family wise.  A time to look deep into you and understand what growth is needed and you have the courage to do it without unnecessary contentiousness or rebellion. 


SCORPIO

For many of you, this month may we one where one is considering the very much more profound aspects of life, looking even more deeply into things than usual and certainly having to consider the deep and more complex issues connected to finances in your life.

Before the 6th, if born after November 11th, it will be important for you to listen to others and their communications can be enlightening.  Between the 6th and 21st, certainly discussions about intimate issues and financial issues will be important.   

After the 21st, if born up to November 12th, travel and long distance issues, including communications and legal issues, are flagged up positively. 

Venus moves into your opposite sign from the 6th, benefiting all born up to November 18th, with increased affections, love, harmony and bringing opportunities to receive significant benefits from other people. 

After the 4th, if born up to November 11th, efforts and assertiveness, in a constructive way, can benefit you legally, academically and through overseas issues and travel.  Intelligent energy is yours, which is successful. 

Neptune is still sprinkling some magic dust on the lives of those born November 6th to 8th.  He is bringing idealism, sensitivity, empathy and more spiritual dimension, particularly connected to romantic interests and with one’s offspring.  There is a need for a soul mate and to connect on a level that is different to a material connection.  Appreciation of the arts and beauty is much stronger than it has been in your life before and your emotional response is profound, as is empathy and compassion.  For those who have always wanted to be involved with the arts, now is your time.  This is true and with you until early 2019.  Enjoy and take advantage.

Pluto, your powerful ruler, is now starting his once every 124 year constructive relationship with the Suns of those born November 10th to 13th.  This is bringing tremendous insight into truths.  You have the ability to speak with truth and power to other people.  Your mind is clear and incisive and power of your intellect should not be underestimated.  It allows you to regenerate and transform yourself and indeed others by your inspiring ideas, thoughts and advice.  You can regenerate the weaknesses in your life.  This has been with you since the beginning of the year so you are already familiar with its power and you have until early 2019 to exploit it, hopefully wisely and selflessly. 


SAGITTARIUS

Relationships will be significant this month and it is important that you focus on improving them, particularly between the 6th and 21st when Mercury, ruler of your Solar 7th house, is passing through your Solar 7th House, opposing your Suns. 

Before the 6th, if born after December 15th, love and romance is in the air, as is creativity and artistic expression and you’ll want to enjoy yourself and that would be appropriate. 

Before the 4th, in those first few days, all born after December 18th, (you late Sagittarians) need to be aware that other people are a little contentious, challenging and will not let you get away with anything.  Disputes are in the air.  Stop and think before you respond. 

Jupiter is now very positively angled to the Suns of those born December 4th to 6th.  This is a long transit, which will be with you until early July, and it does imply a good social life, positive input from friends, working very well with others; all to your advantage and joy.  Travel is also a potential, particularly after the 9th of this month, when Jupiter moves direct.

However, it cannot be denied that Saturn is back again to challenge the Suns of those born December 14th to 18th.  You had this in October and November 2016 and he is back again to test you for hard work and patience, as there will be restrictions and blocks around you, possibly connected to others.  Avoid negativity or depression, but with hard work and focus and pragmatism, you will work well with this.  Step up to the plate, but get rest. 

However, positively, Uranus is very much benefiting now, and will be for the next year or so, those born after December 17th.  For this group of late Sagittarians, there is a renewed sense of waking up to new potential, being stimulated towards the new and the alternative.  Love life and arts can bring a new freedom and the unexpected is liberating and you yourself want to be more true to yourself and you can be more successful romantically, creatively and in attitude towards life. 

However, if born between December 5th and 7th Neptune is continuing, for a few years, to indicate that you need to be very aware that change is going on subtly.  There is a melting of the old as the new is invisible but gradually evolving.  See clearly, get lots of rest, check everything out carefully, including people and let the trade winds guide you with consciousness. 

 The full Moon falls in your sign on the 9th. This affects directly those born December 10th-12th. Be prepared for some eruptions of energy that come from deep within the unconscious, from self and possibly triggered by others and despite the feeling of primitive energies being released, it marks a necessary purging and likely marks the finalisation of a process.


CAPRICORN

This is a good month for attending to the practicalities of life, organising yourself and having a good health routine, but after the 21st relationships are flagged up strongly.

Before the 6th, if born after January 14th, be careful you don’t say “yes” to too many people and bite off more than you can chew socially. 

However, after the 6th, for all born up to January 16th, love is in the air, issues with offspring are very positive, and creatively you are inspired and a need for good times is valid and probably achieved.

After the 4th however, all born up to January 9th need to be aware that there will be people around you either personal or professional relationships who are rather obstructive or challenging.  You need to be careful that you do not invite this with your behaviour.  Be patient and stop and think before you react, but know that the worst can be brought out in people. 

Jupiter is encouraging all born January 3rd to 5th to be very self-indulgent, rather over-confident, possibly a little arrogant (although that is not typical of your sign), but pride is there.  It is all particularly potent in terms of work.  Don’t over-reach, or over-assume too much professionally.  Be confident, but with humility. 

Uranus is currently, and for the coming year, creating a little bit of unexpected turmoil within and without for those born January 15th to 20th.  The unexpected is around to do with family, home and real estate potentially.  You are restless and wanting change and this needs careful thought.  Impulse is your enemy.  Change will come.  Don’t force it, but know that you need to accept evolution is some way. 

If born around January 5th, there is also a notable increase in your sensitivity to others. Your heart and your mind are combining in your communications more and a sort of psychic awareness and a more spiritual sense is more powerful.  Let your heart express itself and the arts and being near the sea for healing. 

Finally, for those born January 8th to 11th you now have a major Pluto transit, which is very rare for the coming two years, on and off.  This will bring destiny, fate and empowerment in some way, in a very profound and deep level; and endings may be inevitable, but they are part of your life’s journey, but you will have depth and profundity like never before, but remember the power that you have, needs very careful and humble handling.


AQUARIUS

This can be a month of fun, enjoyment and romance in many respects. 

Before the 6th, if born after February 7th, it is important to ensure that family does not misunderstand your communications. 

Between the 6th and the 21st, all of you will enjoy extra richness in all your relationships through good communication; and also writers will flourish.

Before the 6th, if born after February 12th, your communications are tinged with charm and love and you can easily persuade people. 

After the 6th, for all born up to February 14th, be careful that there is not too much indulgence going on financially or emotionally, relating to others, particularly to do with family and home.  This is a wonderful time to enjoy social occasions on your own turf.  Just watch the bank balance. 

Before the 4th, for those first few days, for all born after February 15th, there is courage, determination, and high energy, particularly related to creative and romantic issues and connected to offspring.  Intelligence and determination combine successfully.

Jupiter is also extremely positive now for all born February 1st to 3rd; and this particularly positive period will last until early July.  It is a wonderful time over the coming six weeks or so for travel and long distance negotiations and dealings and for legal issues.  Academic issues also thrive with success.  Notably after the 9th, when Jupiter goes direct.

Even Saturn is a friend now to those born February 11th to 15th.  He is bringing a sense of responsibility, loyalty and duty and admirable hard work, when working for a cause or when seeking cooperation from others.  Friends are also a source of strength and wisdom and you are a source of that same quality to them. Detail, patience, pragmatism is very positively yours.  Saturn is a benevolent despot and brings deferred gratification. 


PISCES

Much focus is on home, family and real estate this month, but after the 21st, romance , good times and creativity get a very powerful boost.

Before the 6th, for all born after March 9th, you will have intelligence and communication skills boosted also.

Between the 6th and the 21st, for all of you, it is very important that communication within family is a focus and there is no room for misunderstanding for you to them, or vice versa. 

After the 21st, for all born up to March 10th, communications romantically and with offspring are bountiful and positive.  Creativity and writing skills flourish. 

After the 6th, Venus moves into Taurus, bringing for all born up to March 16th a powerful heart linked with your mind.  Your communications will be flooded with charm and others will return love to you. 

Before the 4th, there is a small group of you, born after March 17th who need to be aware that there is a potential for other people, particularly on the home and family front, to be irritated and impatient.  And you too are in a similar frame of mind.  Impulse is your enemy.  Stop and think before you say or do, particularly connect to the home front.

However, after the 4th, if born up to March 9th, there is a great rush of energy that is very constructive and positive intellectually, spiritually and physically and also romantically, and is yours for positive use.  You are keen for enjoyment and fulfilment and endeavours can be successful because of your intelligent use of drive and energy. 

Saturn however, is challenging the Suns of those born March 13th to 17th.  This you had last October and November and now he returns to remind you that there are challenges on the work front, particularly; and patience and hard work and reality checks are in the air.  Do not be defeated.  Be courageous.  Do what is necessary.  Do not let a lack of confidence win, but it is a time for re-considering many issues.  Get rest.

Neptune, your ruler, is now absolutely in his once every 165 year visitation, sitting on the Suns of those born March 4th to 6th; and will be so affecting you until early 2019.  This is a time of extraordinary Piscean influence, taken to its ultimate.  Creativity, spirituality, psychic qualities, sensitivity, empathy and compassion are all over-whelming.  Make them positive.  Negatively, one has to be aware of over idealism, unrealistic plans and avoid potential deception from self to others or vice versa. Check everything out for reality.  Keep grounded. Communing with nature, the arts and the sea is at an apex of benefit. 

Finally, those born March 8th to 11th have Pluto bringing power to transform and change other people’s lives and by so doing, yours. Depth and insight are considerable and you have power and destiny to use this for the great good.  That is with you until the end of next year. Be conscious.