Saturday, 1 April 2017


This April 2017 is very retrograde in mood.

Mercury is retrograde from the 9th, till May 4th. Venus is still retrograde (from 4th March) till April 15th. Saturn turns retrograde on the 7th for some months and Jupiter is still retrograde; and Pluto turns retrograde on the 20th….And the significance is? 

 Well how many times have you heard recently in connection with global events, that “the world has gone mad”, or “no one knows what is going to happen”, or they “don’t understand what has happened”?  or “ politics and global attitudes have become so polarised “ That is all a comment on the macrocosm, and as we are a microcosmic reflection of the bigger picture, so too we are all individually sort of on hold and rather paralysed, or are being forced to rethink so much about our view of life, the world and ourselves and what we think and believe…and decisions socio-politically and individually are rather more dependent on future events that are more unknown, or unguessable, than we have been accustomed to, over the last 50 years or so.

So retrograde means just that. Stop, re-evaluate, watch and wait.  Those feelings are stirring globally and in the inner and outer lives of so many of us now.

Mercury retrograde (from the 9th), is also a sign that much confusion, misunderstandings and yes, alternative facts / fake news and misinformation will be in the air, for us all… Communication difficulties and blocks to progress are also flagged up, as well as potential travel glitches.  Don’t take anything at face value… double check and if necessary rethink.

 Growing global inequality of material well-being has grown massively under Pluto’s (power) journey through Capricorn (money/establishment/turbo capitalism), since 2008. As Pluto started its ongoing angular clash with Uranus (rebellion) in Aries (self protective populace) in 2011, there has been a brewing so called “populist” social discontent among those who have been seriously neglected materially, and their righteous discontent with their assigned lot, has led to a cultural divide between themselves and the better off, so called liberal or metropolitan elite. This growing divide has now exploded into proactive anger, which has resulted in a more global binary extremism in political stances.

 Saturn (restriction/fear) in Sagittarius (no boundaries, freedom, open borders), since late 2015, has also additionally furthered an anti globalisation attitude, which has also underlined a more open anti immigration sentiment. Unfortunately the capitalisation of this populist anger, by powerful opportunists can be very counterproductive.

At the very end of the month, Mercury will conjunct Uranus, as he did in late March and that will occur again in the second week of May. Three chapters that will bring a jolt to many of us, as news and what is uttered by those on the world stage, has a shock factor, and the unpredictable is the only certainty. 

Neptune now moving through the mid decan (mid 10 degrees out of the 30, so therefore the Cancer decan) of Pisces, brings a greater need for sentimental nationalism (the good old days) and protectionism politically. 

Jupiter is now till late September, squaring Pluto, and this creates a rather egotistically driven and stubborn desire by many powerful players to push an ideological agenda through, regardless of collateral damage done in the process.

England’s chart is still in chaos as Uranus travels through the first house, and with Pluto hovering around Mercury in the chart, economic shocks are in the air in the coming year… as are power struggles of some consequence with other countries vis a vis agreements as to the status of our country on the globe, i.e. the whole EU issue.

 A very unpredictable time this month is around the 14th, when the Sun conjuncts Uranus, bringing much turmoil and shock and potential geophysical eruptions.

Also around the 28th/29th when Mercury conjuncts Uranus, there may be some unexpected events around technology and travel, and global news will have a shock factor attached. 

The Full Moon is on the 11th at 21 degrees of Libra and that can be a day of some eruptions and certain issues are brought to finalisation.

The New Moon is on the 26th at 6 degrees of Taurus and that can create a sense of initiation of the new.


This is your birthday period, so is a time to shine and to be possibly even more assertive and determined than usual, which can be no bad thing provided you allow the other person a say. 
Because there is so much retrograde activity this month, you may also find, like many of us, that sometimes blockages and delays; and the need to stop and think can be frustrating. 

Mercury is retrograde from the 9th, and in Taurus till the 20th, which might mean that some of you might find that financial transactions and ideas are somehow not turning out as one hoped, but from the 20th when Mercury moves back into your sign, notably for those born after April 13th, much will need to be re-thought and patience will be your best virtue. 

Venus is also still retrograde in your sign and the first three days and the last two days of the month will, mean that especially for those born March 21st to 24th can find that those periods will be times when one really has to take a long hard look at one’s self. 

Mars until the 21st is in your Solar Second House, which would suggest a lot of energy and drive may be put into financial security and goals, but after the 21st, if born up to March 28th, you will have a particular talent for asserting yourself and expressing yourself in a way that gets clearly understood in a constructive and energetic way. 

Jupiter is continuing his journey throughout Libra; your opposite sign, and this month, once again, for those born April 4th to 10th, are feeling the impact.  This can be a very good and exciting time of sociability and very much feeling that other people bring expansion and growth in life.  There is only one downside of this and that is that you may imbue others with too much power or have to high an expectation from them.  Travel is very positively underlined, but try to be your own master.

Saturn, now also retrograde from the 6th, is however maintaining his stability in the lives of those born April 16th to 18th.  He is very much steadying the tiller, but also the very real likelihood of some obligation and duty in terms of travel, connected to family or work is underlined.  Constructive, mature, measured activity will bring success. 

Uranus is still continuing to bring some turbulence into the lives of those born April 12th to 16th.  This year long transit will force change.  It will awaken you and also bring out the maverick in you; and this is a time where impulse needs to be avoided, but consideration of what needs to be revolutionised is important; and whether you like it or not, change is in your life.  Be flexible and don’t push it.  The change may well be for the greater good of all and not just yourself. 

Pluto is now truly embarking on his two-year challenge to those born April 8th to 10th.  This is a time when one has to be very aware and careful of misuse of power from authority figures, particularly in the working context and indeed your own drive for power needs checked.  Be conscious of inner unresolved issued and any deep rooted self-protection can make you quite explosive during this time. This has have been bubbling for many years are erupting now and it is very important to be as conscious and calm as possible; and remember that your motive has to be for your growth and enlightenment and indeed for others.  This is not just a power play, but fulfilling your sense of destiny will seem important and is important.  If you really do not know who you are by now, then this transit will cause major changes in your life but you must have control on ambition and don’t let others overstep the mark.


There may be a need for some privacy this month and time for reflection and Mercury is retrograde in your sign, which means that before the 9th all born up to April 26th may feel that others are often misunderstanding your communications and frustrations can abound and some things may need to be deferred to next month. 

Venus, your ruler, is also still retrograde.  It is direct on the 15th.  Up until then, issues to do with love and friendship may be on hold or where an extra depth of consciousness and communication will be needed. 

Mars is in your sign until the 21st directly affecting all those born after May 5th.  For this group, there is ambition and drive; physically, spiritually, psychologically and mentally.  This can be very useful and positive but it can tip into over-assertiveness and stubbornness if one isn’t careful.  It can also manifest as other people being forces to be reckoned with. 

Saturn moving retrograde on the 6th, brings the possibility for a need from that date, to review your most intimate relationships and indeed the complexities of financial affairs in your life. 

Neptune is now very friendly to those born May 2nd to 5th; and will be so for another year.  Extra sensitivity and compassion is yours, as is empathy. Friends particularly will be beneficial in this connection.  You to them and them to you.  Creativity, music, the film world and increased psychic sensitivity are all underlined.  A love of nature and animals is increased and a hunger for a more idealistic world and connections with others will be strong.   Your sensitivity to the pain out there is extra strong.  Your heart centre is more vulnerable, but more beautiful. 

By contrast, those born May 9th to 11th now have Pluto trining their Sun’s in this once every 124-year angular relationship.  One’s sense of destiny and uniqueness is inspired and empowered and you have to step up to the plate and acknowledge this, but without ego.  Opportunities for self-actualisation may come from long distance issues or through study.  Your courage and your significant ability for self-regeneration and indeed the regeneration of others should not be underestimated, but as always, humility is an important part of Pluto’s empowerment. 
On the 26th the Moon is new at 6 degrees of your sign and those of you born round April 26th-27th will feel this.  A sense of a fresh start surrounds certain issues and a certain new optimimism prevails.


This is a sociable month for many of you and friends will be more significant in your life than usual.  Leadership abilities are strong and you will enjoy working with other people for the greater good, although later in the month you may need some alone time. 

Mercury, your ruler, retrograde from the 9th will bring from that date some sense of frustration so it is a good idea to get what needs to be got across to others and what needs to be achieved as much as possible before that date, otherwise you will find that after the 9th communications and communication equipment can be frustrating; and a feeling of some isolation in terms of your ideology and relationships with others is possible as well. In some cases one might have to wait for early next month for things to move forward again, but use this retrograde period to re-think strategy and ideas, not just get frustrated.

Venus is still retrograde until the 15th and early and late month it is friendships that may need subtler handling than usual and looking at yourself more carefully in relationship to others, but up to the 15th many of you will also need to review your relationship with colleagues and also to check just how much your own personality and talents are being utilised fully in your working life.  Review your role. 

Before the 21st, Mars in Taurus does suggest that you continue to be potentially quite quietly, privately angry or seething and feeling incapable of expressing it without unreasonable eruption.  Get out your anger at the right time; in the right place to the right person, otherwise it will be counter-productive. 

After the 21st, if born up to May 29th, you are blessed with strong energetic enthusiasm that will help you achieve a lot, provided it doesn’t slip into pushy assertiveness and beware other people who may also be very powerful influences on you in a way that you find a little intimidating. 

Jupiter is now at least protective and at best regenerative of the lives of those born June 5th to 11th.  Creative inspiration and talent is increased and encouraged with confidence. Living life to the full is attractive and romantic issues are underlined in a very happy way.  Travel also is very happy and linked to love life and children’s issues can be a source of pleasure too. 

However, by contrast, Saturn, moving retrograde on the 6th, will be currently challenging the lives of those born June 18th to 20th.  For this group there is a definite sense of somebody or something blocking your path.  Relationships are coming up for reality checks and hard work, maturity and focus on putting things right will be necessary for good relationships to survive and even improve.  Bad relationships may falter. 

Saturn is also a reality check to test whether the door you’re knocking on is the correct one and it is a time where one may have to have patience at the least and possibly a reconsideration of objectives.  Someone may be acting as a valid schoolteacher.  Have the humility to accept the lessons, if you consider honestly what their demands are.  Obligations and duties are strong. 

Uranus by contrast, for those born June 13th to 17th is bringing a boost to the energies and a desire for liberation and change; a new sense of humanitarian spirit is born and your ability to bring the new and the innovative into your life; and indeed for others, is indicated in a very intelligent, insightful way.  This transit will be strong for the coming year, so enjoy. This is no time for parochialism. 

However,  if born June 2nd to 5th, there is a sense of being over-idealistic or not seeing clearly when it comes to your professional status.  There is also a danger of putting other people on pedestals, or falling for some scheme or ideal that seems too good to be true, which in that case, it probably is.  Keep grounded and ask the advice of people whose judgement you respect. Positively this is a great time for pursuit of the arts and a more spiritual value system.  Empathy and compassion is strong but be careful you don’t waste energies on those who prey on your generosity.  Get plenty of rest and acknowledge your sensitivity and use it, and don’t let it drag you down; and try not to see yourself as either a hero or a victim. 


You may be thrust into the limelight this month.  Take the stage gracefully.  With Mercury retrograde from the 9th, you may need to be extremely careful that your communications with co-workers and bosses are absolutely crystal clear, but there may be frustrations of ambition at work; and indeed another caution after the 9th, you may end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, when it comes to meetings with friends.  Check schedules and arrangements.

Venus, still retrograde, may bring some important lessons about your relationship with yourself and indeed with others through travel somehow.  It will be important that ego is downgraded on the altar of increased sensitivity. 

Before the 21st, if born after July 6th, much energy can be successfully expended into organising groups and pursuing the goals that you are chasing.  There is sensitive and intelligent action.  After the 21st, you may find that some frustrations get the better of you and it is important not to sit on anger, but to work it out calmly. 

If born July 6th to 13th, be aware that with Jupiter currently squaring your Sun, there is a tendency to over-reach, over-indulge, over-spend and be slightly over-confident.  Over-generosity might also be the case connected to family.

Uranus is also slightly disruptive now if born July 15th to 19th.  The unexpected is happening in your professional life.  Either you are restless or there are events that you can’t control.  For the coming year you may find that you will need to be flexible and go with the flow as change is inevitable, so embrace it, because ultimately it can be very liberating, even it at the time it take you out of your comfort zone. 

Very positively, all born July 3rd to 6th have Neptune blessing their lives now and for the coming year, with extra real inspiration, spiritually, creatively and empathetically.  Other countries can hold the key to some quite sublime experiences.  The world of music and the arts opens up and psychic powers get stronger and your very strong caring and empathetic side is amplified.  Being near the sea is also very healing.  Your intellect is tinged more with the power of the heart. 

However, if born July 11th to 13th, Pluto is now seriously in your life and will be on and off until the end of next year.  This opposition does mean that you have to be squeaky clean and aware of your motives when trying to achieve power and be aware that other people may come into your life who have got quite ruthless agendas.  Pluto oppositions can be significant and endings of chapters are in the air, but fate is very much part of the picture.  The only thing you are tested for is to understand that you will come into the orbit of power, your own or others, and will have to make sure that it is all used for the greater good and with consciousness and good motive; and walk away from situations or people who do not emanate the light but only the dark.  Power struggles can be very uncomfortable.  Positively, however, you can show what power your moral compass has.


The Sun, being in Aries for much of the month, does suggest a focus on long distance travel, or overseas communications at least, which can be quite positive, but because there is so much retrograde activity in rather a rare way, we all, will have to take some long hard reconsideration of ourselves, our goals, our aims, our ego and our value systems.  World events will demand this, so the macrocosm and the microcosm of lives will be very much reflected in each other, and your sign is no exception.

Mercury, retrograde from the 9th, will bring some potential after that date for misinformation, poor communication, frustration in work and in public obligation, so the best activity and decisions will be made before that date and even travel after the 20th may suffer from disruption, communication breakdown or re-scheduling; and legal issues may also be fraught with complications.  A re-thinking of direction will be important. 

Venus, also still retrograde until the 15th, suggests that up until then, a need to reconsider the relationship with one’s self and how one appears to the world  will be important; and a complete re-think of complex finances will be on the agenda with a view to thinking of others, rather than one’s self ; and issues that are not resolved early in the month can find resolution. 

Before the 21st Mars is not so friendly to all born after August 7th.  Your professional reputation and personal reputation is indeed challenged.  There is impatience and anger being directed at you or you are directing it at others; and you may feel that you have to defend your ego quite powerfully. 

However, after the 21st, if born up to July 30th, you will be in constructive mode then, able to negotiate well and there can be good cooperation and intelligent progress. 

Jupiter is also currently favouring those born August 7th to 14th.  He is giving intelligence in thought and speech and fairness of approach, which pleases others.  Expansion is in the air.  Slow but sure.

Saturn, retrograde from the 6th, is also acting as a stabilising influence if born August 19th to 21st.  He is forcing a serious attitude and responsible one towards those in private life and in a romantic capacity.  He is also bringing responsibilities and duties around children’s issues and hard work; and structure and discipline is needed in all creativity.  This is a serious and grown up time and obligations and duty predominate. 

Uranus, however, is really liberating and enlightening for those born August 15th to 19th.  Long distance issues are catalyst for change for the better and there is a need to be more uniquely true to self and a sense of awakening to new dimensions and an ability to look outside the box.  This helps take away some of the over-subjectivity that Leo can sometimes experience.  A journey of awakening is underway and will continue for the coming year.


Your ruler, Mercury is retrograde from the 9th, which would suggest for many of you that travel issues or study and academic issues become a little complex and you maybe suffer from a lack of plain sailing in these areas.  It will also be important after the 20th to have extra clarity when it comes to complex financial issues, including issues that are behind the scenes.

Venus, also retrograde until the 15th, does suggest that before that date many of you will find that relationships demand a much deeper analysis and insight and understanding.  Others’ needs may reflect back to you as a need to understand yourself and your own needs and in the second half of the month the benefits of this reflection will show.

Before the 21st, Mars is a very constructive energy for all born after September 7th.  For this group, the first three weeks of the month are excellent for energy put into travel or academic study.  Idealism is strong and you will be quite a bible thumper for your own personal beliefs, but constructive energy will be yours. 

After the 21st, however, if born up to August 31st, competitive and rather assertive forces may be in the air, particularly in your professional capacity.  Irritation and impatience can be an ingredient in your communications and relationships at work. 

Saturn is now a potential challenge for those born September 19th to 21st.  Blocks, restrictions and tiredness is in the air for you.  Domestic or real estate and family issues can be problematic and you may feel it’s one step forward, two steps back.  You need to look after your health as tiredness and the march of time is taking its toll.  You may see the world as a bit as the cup half empty, rather than half full, but it is a time to stop and take stock and reconsider your goals and your methodology.  You cannot run away from the demands of Saturn and you have to step up to the plate and deal with problems.  You will be very glad you did.

Neptune is currently opposing the Suns, and will be for the coming twelve months, of those born September 4th to 6th.  For this group there is a tendency for others to be creating a little bit of smoke and mirrors around your life and for you seeing them not exactly clearly.  Double-check the credentials of everybody and everything.  Yes, it is true you may feel there are some genuine soul mates in your life, who can really share your spiritual and emotional needs and interests, but there is a danger of seeing others as heroes to worship, or victims to save.  Nobody is either.  This is a wonderful time for communing with nature and for being near the sea, but more sleep will be needed and avoid escapist behaviour that is purely self-indulgent and gratuitous. 

Pluto is however very empowering and regenerating in the lives of those born September 11th to 13th and will be for the coming two years.  Creatively and romantically this is a very powerful time of strength and courage, but always remember humility is Pluto’s best friend, whilst also accepting the baton of the destined increased power. 


Relationships play a very powerful role in your life this month.  The power of others should not be underestimated, but do not give your power away and from the 9th, when Mercury is retrograde, do ensure that all your communications, particularly around finances, are absolutely clear cut and understood.  Check the small prints of everything and indeed, after the 21st it is very possible that communications and arrangements with friends and others can get very confused.

Venus is also still retrograde until the 15th and the first half of the month will therefore continue to be one of a review of your working life and maybe health issues and indeed relationships, in terms of trying to understand your self before you can understand your relationship with others.  After the 15th there should be a greater sense of stability and more emotional intelligence. 

After the 21st, for all born up to September 30th, Mars will be bringing an impetus for successful energy and competitive dealings.  There will also be power in long distance contacts and agreements; and ideological stances will be strong and well expressed.  Energy is intelligent and well directed. 

Jupiter, still in your sign, is now targeting those born October 8th to 14th.  For this group there is a once every twelve-year boost to energy, growth and fulfilment. Luck is on your side, as well as extra confidence and intelligence and you may well be a focus of attention.  Enjoy. 

For those born October 20th to 22nd, Saturn is currently bringing strong, grounded focus and concentration in your thoughts and speech.  Maturity of outlook and wisdom and loyalty is very much appreciated by others and indeed by you, in terms of the outcome.  Hard work, discipline, loyalty and duty all pay off.

Uranus is now opposing the Suns of all those born October 16th to 20th.  This once every 84-year opposition will be with you for the coming year and will suggest a lot of disruption and change and unpredictability, brought to your door, possibly by other people.  They are messengers of a need for change, whether you like it or not and ultimately this is meant to be, in order to kick start you into a new, more emancipated role in life and to enable you to be true to yourself.  A need for greater freedom to express your true individuality is also important now and a partner may also be feeling this and indeed maybe a catalyst for the very change you both need.  Go with the flow and be flexible and don’t give into impulsive moves.  This is a journey, rather than an arrival.

Pluto, however, is quite challenging now to those born October 12th to 14th.  The need for change is strong and issues that have been bubbling for a long time are now erupting, as you claim a desire to be true to yourself and to be liberated from any perceived oppression.  Be careful that you make the changes quietly and modestly and without an over-bearing will.  Try to understand your deeper motivations and consciousness.  This can be a time where you evolve into your true potential, whilst avoiding upsetting too many apple carts and people.  Endings of chapters are inevitable now, so embrace them with grace. 
The Full Moon on the 11th at  21 degrees of your sign is directly affecting those born October 14th-16th. Issues that have been brewing beneath the surface are likely to reveal themselves, possibly quite explosively, and if something that has outlived its functionality, may well be considered at an end in some way.


Focus may well be on every day activities and work and possibly health issues too, although later in the month relationships take precedence.  The strong amount of retrograde movement this month does suggest that some intense internalised thinking is necessary for you; and indeed for us all. 

After the 9th, when Mercury moves retrograde, it will be important for many of you, born early Scorpio, up to October 29th, to recognise the need to ensure that relationship communications, particularly with spouses and others are absolutely clear cut.  There is plenty of room for misunderstanding; and after the 21st the same goes for work colleagues and professional ventures.

Venus is still retrograde until the 15th which does suggest that for many of you in your romantic ventures, creative ventures or indeed with children, extra special sensitivity will be needed and it will be important that ego is very much downgraded on the altar of empathy, compassion and the ability to be in others’ shoes.  An internal dialogue will be necessary for many of you. 

Before the 21st, if born after November 7th, there will also be a distinct danger that others will contest or challenge you, particularly in close relationships.  You may have to step up to the plate to defend yourself.  Others will be no pushovers.  You yourself have to be careful about an over-competitive response.  Your use of power will be tested. 

Neptune is kindly disposed to those born November 4th to 7th now and will be for the coming year.  This is going to be a brilliant time for all those involved in the arts or creativity as your sensitive side is absolutely inspired and for those who aren’t involved in such activities, there will be a new appreciation of the world of the arts and music, and the film world in particular will figure.  It will also bring extra sensitivity that may be needed in romantic unions and this can very helpful as it downgrades the ego on the altar of genuine soul connection and goes way beyond just the sexual. It also can bring extra strong worthwhile connection with offspring.  A sort of psychic and spiritual inspiration is yours as well.  Being near the sea can also be very healing.  Nature itself offers balm to you over this coming year. Your sensitivity and compassion should not be wasted.

Also for those born November 11th to 13th, Pluto is currently in a very positive and constructive relationship to your Sun; and will be for the coming two years.  This will undoubtedly bring an insight and an understanding and an x-ray vision into situations and people and in understanding concepts.  Your communications and your writings will have power, truth, incisiveness and a great effect on others.  Your true Scorpionic healing potential, research ability and awareness of the truth will be accentuated.  Using this power for the greater good will significantly enhance your status in terms of gaining respect and admiration, rather than just status.  


This month is a very good time for enjoyment and for a celebration of life, love, creativity, but because Mercury is retrograde from the 9th through till the 3rd May, there may be some hiccups and delays and frustrations in terms of projects and goals.  You may well get angry.  Be patient and see how you can fine tune and improve situations before you move forward.

After the 20th, if born after December 15th, you will have opportunities for good communication, which will need to be particularly concise in order to move forward. 

Venus, retrograde until the 15th, does imply both early and late month a need for reconsideration of relationships with those one is romantically involved with and also in connection to one’s children’s lives.  After the 15th some resolutions will be valuable. 

After the 21st, when Mars moves into your opposite sign of Gemini, all born up to November 30th may be feeling some confrontation in relationships in all contexts.  Others will challenge you, which may well feel contentious.  You too may have little patience and be over-assertive.  Count to 10.  Irritations are likely. 

Jupiter is protective now and allows for growth if born December 6th to 13th.  Travel is in the air and hopes and wishes get a push forward positively; and there is more optimism and sense of at least protection. 

However, if born December 18th to 20th, Saturn is sitting right on your Sun now in his every thirty-year visitation.  For this group, responsibilities and some oppressive circumstances and hard work are on your shoulders and one has to step up to the plate to deal with issues that can no longer be ignored.  Financial issues and security issues need attention and this is a very important time to take care, to get plenty of rest and to really look after your health.  This is a time of maturity and it will be needed, but also potentially a time of great progress if you bite bullets and get on with what needs to be done, even though you may feel tired or dispirited.  Reality checks are in the air.  This particular transit has been affecting you since early March and is not really over until about the 10th May, but what you achieve during this time, despite the stress, can be, when looked back upon, invaluable, although the final chapter of what you’re achieving will not show itself totally until the end of November/beginning of December this year. 

Positively, Uranus is inspiring for those born December 14th – 17th.  The world is opening up.  There is a desire to be uniquely true to self.  Creatively, romantically this is a time of awakening and enlightening and an ability to look outside the box and to be innovative; and your intuition is strong, as is your charisma.  Eureka moments are possibly in the air. 

If born December 4th to 6th, Neptune is hanging around squaring your Sun, as he will be until nearly next year.  For you, this basically means this is a period where one has to be as grounded and as truthful as possible, to check out people and situations for their reality and their truth and not to be over-idealistic or get carried away by temptations towards schemes that seems to offer the world, because they won’t. It is an excellent time for the arts, creativity, for enjoying nature and for the power of your heart and compassion, but don’t get take taken advantage of. 


Home and family life needs focus.  After the 9th, it is important for many of you to ensure that communications with family and loved ones are totally and utterly clear.  It is also important that you re-think some of your ideas and thoughts and plans when things aren’t as smooth as they could be.  It is a period for taking time out, rather than bashing your head against a brick wall and a time to re-consider many areas.

Notably, after the 21st, for those born up to January 14th, Venus, retrograde until the 15th,  is then allowing many of you to bring heart into harmony with the mind; and your charms can be very successful;  and looking at the subtleties of people and their needs can also be a very valuable exercise for relationships.  Notably, from the 15th, if born after January 16th, you will see the fruits of your extra-sensitivity and the results of your careful thought.

Mars, before the 21st, is very dynamically constructive for all born after January 5th.  This gives you courage; and also the energy and drive and constructive action needed connected to all matters romantic and social.  Your passions are energised, as are your desires and your need to enjoy yourself in the company of others; and romance can certainly be stimulated. 

Jupiter, for those born between January 5th and 11th, is squaring your Sun, which gives a tendency to be over-confident, over-reach and possibly be a little complacent when it comes to work.  It is also very important when Jupiter is squaring your Sun ,that one keeps realistic about what’s possible, particularly in the professional context. 

Uranus is a little tricky still if born January 13th to 17th.  He is quite simply creating some feeling of instability and insecurity, possibly in the home and domestic arena.  At the very least you will be feeling the need to change.  You feel restless, itchy, adrenalised and nervous.  It is a normal experience for this transit.  You have to be flexible, as change is in the air.  Be careful that you take it slowly and don’t’ push the river.  This is a journey, not an arrival.  What Uranus is doing, is forcing you to feel the need, which is essential now, for liberation from difficult circumstances; and to be more true to yourself. 
This journey will be with you until Spring 2018, but after it, you will understand that you really did need to go with the flow.

Neptune is very happily aligned to the Suns of those born January 2nd to 5th; and this will be around for about a year and does just exemplify your most sensitive side.  Your heart is open, you feel the pain of other people, you want to rescue, your ego is downgraded and your heart and your mind are as one, but in a way that is enhancing of your life and others.  The arts cannot be ignored, nor can your appreciation of the beauty of the natural world.  Music and the sea are healers. 

Finally, Pluto is sitting right on the Suns, in his once every 248 year visit, of those born January 9th to 11th; and he will be so doing on and off until the end of 2018.  All one can say about this is that absolutely it is a time of empowerment.  Power is something you have to grapple with in some context and you must be conscious and aware, because this is very profound and quite primeval.  It changes things.  It brings things to an end and it allows you to step up to the plate and know your true potential.  Do it with humility and always be conscious of motive and then you cannot go wrong.  This is quite a destined period in life and it can be intense , but magnificent, if you handle it well. 


This is a very good time for good, clear thinking and good communication.  However, because Mercury is retrograde from the 9th, much of what you wish to get across needs to be done before that date, if you want a guarantee of it’s safe understanding and arrival; and that is also true of communications with family and one needs to be particularly careful after the 21st if born after February 12th, as confusion is in the air. 

Venus, retrograde until the 15th, suggest that before that date dealings over finances in particular, need special attention and care and there even may be a slight shift in how you see the value of money.  After the 15th there is more black and white certainty about issues connected to love life and finances. 

Mars, before the 21st does suggest some impatience and lack of tolerance with others and indeed from others, if born after February 3rd; not least with family members and to do with domestic issues and real estate. 

After the 21st, if born up to January 28th, your communication skills and your courage and wise use of action and words are admirable, but also your creative and romantic drive is constructive. 

Jupiter is now blessing the lives of those born February 3rd to 9th.  He is bringing beneficial holidays, travel and dealings with long distance business projects and is also excellent for academic pursuits.  Your higher mind and consciousness and ideologies are also driving you well. 

Saturn is acting as a real focus for discipline and constructive action if born February 15th to 17th.  Much that you do behind the scenes and privately will be admirable.  No one will quite know just how much focus and discipline you are using, but it serves you in the long term very positively.  Focus and discipline is necessary, but productively so. 

Uranus, your ruler is also excellently positive now if born February 11th to 15th.  Your mind is super acute.  You’re incredibly perceptive, innovative and intuitive.  The new and the exciting and the maverick and the true Aquarian spirit of freedom is demonstrated in you now, but not only for self, but for the betterment of others.


Although materialism isn’t Pisces’ greatest focus, it may well need to be more aware of this quality month, for various reasons and it’s also terribly important to keep your eye absolutely on the ball from the 9th and notably after the 20th, when finances can be a source of confusion.  Keep grounded as to other people and their agreements and your judgement.  In fact, in all communications after the 9th, there is a need to double check. Blocks and restrictions should not be a source of frustration, but a signal of a need to reconfigure your ideas and plans. 

Before the 21st, if born after March 5th, your mind is very proactive, constructive, positive, determined and logical; and you will like a good old debate. 

After the 21st however, if born up to February 26th, you may find that you are less constructive, more impatient, and more irritable, notably on the home and family front; and also in that same context, others may feel similarly so disposed towards you.  Don’t waste time on bickering. 

Saturn is now squaring the Suns of those born March 17th to 19th.  Tiredness and depression and maybe some negativity is circling you; possibly connected to career obligations or difficulties.  Get plenty of sleep, take time out for rest and don’t avoid the realities that need to be faced.  Work hard with patience.  This may be quite a long period until early May, where life feels far more like work than play, but be aware that this is a time of patience, fortitude and tenaciousness to see through what you need to.  Look after yourself and your body.

Neptune is absolutely giving the nth degree extra qualities of Pisces characteristics to those born March 3rd to 5th and will for the coming year.   For this group, you can enjoy all the positives and try and avoid the negatives of extreme Pisces consciousness.  Neptune, your ruler, is bringing tremendous hypersensitivity and psychic and spiritual abilities, which can be slightly unnerving.  You absorb everyone like a sponge.  You may even want to escape the hypersensitivity in some way, but make sure you use it for the greater good and not just for gratuitous indulgence.  Keep grounded, keep real.  Enjoy the arts, beauty and the compassion, but do not totally let go of your reality and your ego and double check the facts of everything and everybody.  Own this energy.  Do not let it own you. 

Finally, Pluto is very transformational now if born March 9th to 12th.  This every 124 year angular relationship brings you a great ability to have intelligent power and insight to make things happen for self, but more importantly for the greater good of others and your leadership skills are strong. You can be transformative in terms of your goals, be they for collective or personal progress.  Your destiny is calling.  Use it well.   Remember you are not the power; you are the agent to the power.    

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