Friday, 30 November 2018

DECEMBER 2018 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR SUN SIGN HOROSCOPE


The drama of Brexit and the Trump tale continues. 

As mentioned last month, from the 1st-12th, Saturn is bringing reality checks and significant challenges to the power, in both the birth charts of Trump and Theresa May, with not a little karma thrown in. If there is a clear conscience, it will be accepted with humility. If not, it will be painful and fought.

Mercury moves direct from the 6th when events can be released from paralysis, both in individual lives and indeed globally.

Around Friday the 7th is a particularly interesting few days for Theresa May, when Mars, the trigger planet, conjuncts its own place in her chart.

The England birthchart, that seems always to make sense on terms of what is happening and be correct, is the one for the 25th December 1066 (the birth of a new constitution after the battle of Hastings). This chart makes us a Capricorn country with Aries rising. The whole Brexit saga has been clearly etched on this chart, since day one.  In February 2016 when the referendum decided “leave”, Uranus (shock, radical change, anti establishment and push for freedom) was sitting on the ascendant of this chart (every 84 years) and has been edging through its defining first house ever since.

Saturn also has been haunting the area around the Sun and Midheaven (Identity and national standing) of this chart (every 30 years) for much of this year and will finally and definingly be conjuncting these crucial points from the beginning of this month till the 21st. This is a reality check that is massive in terms of what it demands of England.

Significantly also from last May (2018) Neptune has opposed the natal Saturn in the England chart (every 165 years). This influence is particularly strong from March 2019, lasting till February 2020. It has and will continue to indicate huge uncertainty, a sense of a meltdown and a dissolving of the old system; a certain loss of security, a sense of unsustainability and a huge wobble ideologically and materially, with a distinctly thick fog, confusion, acute division, and blindness along the way. It represents a profound discomfort with the fundamentals of the status quo, a sort of divine discontent, but with no clear road map as to how to move forward to better ground. There is also a sense of quick sand also being all around and no compass is helping to guide. This phenomena was/is, it seems, inevitable, no matter whether change seems wise to us or not.

Brexit of any sort, or no Brexit, this Neptunian journey is a major power at work for England over the next 14 months at least; and those in control of the country are in reality, just as lost.

The downside of Neptune in negative manifestation, is that he represents, idealism, sentimentality, illusion and delusion and even unwitting self sacrifice, despite his potential for sensitivity, creativity and inspiration in the right artistic /emotional/spiritual context.

Generally, globally, Uranus (rebellion/ future) now fully back in Aries (the individual) till March 6th, is testament to the need for the individual to have a voice, reminding us all of the power of populism and nationalism. Recent demonstrations also about the failure to tackle climate change /environmental destruction and a feeling of the lack of wise priorities in governmental policies re poverty, housing problems/ mental health/children’s well being, education and a downgrading of the importance of the arts, in the ruthless pursuit of austerity, are gathering momentum.

Additional to this, Pluto, the planet of power, and which tests for the responsible or otherwise use of that power, is now in the last 10 degrees, also of Capricorn (the financial establishment) and will be till 2025, when he finally leaves that sign. This period will therefore bring to a culmination all the nemesis/fallout resulting from the obsessional (Pluto) pursuit of financial growth, irresponsible capitalism and the power of corpocracy, that has been left unchecked since 2008, when Pluto first set foot in Capricorn (every aprox 248 years). Pluto also ensures that abuse of power ultimately equals self-destruction.

Saturn (lessons/karma/humility) now also in his home sign of Capricorn (establishment) till December 2020 and since late 2017 (every aprox 30 years) is now simultaneously underlining the reality of the failings and complacency of the established global system over the last decade or so. The fallout of the peoples’ response to the imposition of inequitable austerity (Saturn) for the majority, although lauded as being cruel to be kind by many in power, is now hitting establishment upholders hard.


The karma (Saturn) of the realisation by the powers that be (Capricorn) that the people are not tolerating growing inequality any longer, leads to false promises of redress by establishment figures (even though, like Trump, they may sell themselves initially as anti establishment). Eventually these promises come back to bite them when not delivered.

The rare coming together of these two testing planets, Saturn and Pluto, in Capricorn is affecting both England by conjunction (Capricorn) and the USA, by opposition (Cancerian country) most powerfully and a failure to pass their tests in many ways, speaks loudly of the inevitable serious undermining of our current global system, not least in these locations.  Coming economic distress for these countries, will be a major issue on the journey. 

On a global level also when we have an existential crisis hitting us, like climate change and species extinction, it is psychologically and spiritually, both individually and collectively, profoundly disturbing. 

Depending on our personality type, we can either choose to face it, with great angst, anger and distress and decide to fight for change, or we can just despair with a sense of paralysis and depression, as it seems too big for the individual to do much about it. Alternatively we can just plain deny it, or choose to be in denial, in order to protect ourselves psychologically and our material values and trajectory.

Modern global uber capitalism is at total loggerheads in its values, with the environmental needs of our home planet , its creatures and their ability to survive.  Hence, again Pluto and Saturn together in Capricorn (financial establishment/system) are again forcing us to face the huge karma also of the environmental and climate fallout of the blind, ruthless pursuit of the values of this system.

As Paul Ehrlich said  “The perpetual pursuit of growth is the creed of the cancer cell”

Additionally, Neptune now so strong in his own sign of Pisces (2011- till 2025) brings a permeating influence that does indeed sharply polarises us on this matter and creates either a sense of total longing to save the planet, or a delusional total avoidance/denial of reality. Such are the two manifestations of Neptune

The power of nature will ultimately always have the last word in terms of nemesis. The phrase Hubris and Nemesis is not used, understood or revered enough especially by narcissistic personality types, that are so often found in positions of power, for obvious reasons.

The burgeoning new generation however, who are born between 2011 –2025 have this Neptune position actually in their birth charts. Hence they will be intensely sensitive to this life/planet threatening issue and its manifestations; and it will indeed totally dominate their lives. They will never forgive us, if it is not fundamentally addressed now. 
 


ARIES

This is an excellent month for travel for many of you.  Mercury is direct from the 6th, making plans around travel and finances more concrete.  

From the 1st of the month, those born around April 19th may find that love really does win. 

Jupiter currently is very much favouring those born March 24th to April 2nd.  Creativity, literally or metaphorically is shining.  Your confidence is strong and love life can bring joy, as does social life. 

However, there is an overlap of Saturn, who is also creating, for those born March 27th to April 2nd, a challenge, possibly around work.  Hard work and reality checks are abounding, but which can, with patience, be worth it, in terms of facing up, and biting the bullet.

Uranus is once again bringing for those born around April 19th or 20th another shake up, which is over by March.

Finally, Pluto for those born April 8th to 10th, is in his last lap of influence, over by the end of next month, allowing you to understand what the power struggle has been about, within you and externally; connected to your goal, your status and work situation.  This may not be comfortable, but it does leave you by the end of January to an understanding of the journey that began back around March 2017.


TAURUS

Mercury, between the 1st and 12th, will bring for those born after May 17th, heads up to what other people are saying.  Communications might fall in deaf ears and you must listen as well as speak.
 
After the 6th, you will get the message and so will other people and progress can be made.

After the 2nd, Venus in Scorpio will bring for you all born up to May 14th, a definite input of the power of affections and love from other people.  You will be popular, admired and other people are there for you. 

Mars is extremely constructive now for those born after April 28th.  Your leadership skills and your ability to use constructive intelligence and action in helping others and pursuing your goals is admirable and your energy is tireless.

Saturn is a rather strict schoolteacher, but an extremely constructive one now for those born April 26th to May 2nd.  He is bringing a serious, grown up duty and hard work and work may involve long distance issues and travel, but the discipline that you are feeling and the maturity will bring you great admiration if your execution of what is necessary. 

Neptune continues to inspire those born May 3rd to 6th in this long journey awakening to your spiritual, creative and emotional truth and you need to value that; and your desire to know your ego on the altar of helping others is strong.

Finally Pluto, for those born May 10th to 12th continue to empower your wisdom, insights and belief in your destiny. 


GEMINI

The month of the importance of relationships and after the 6th your ruling planet moves direct which allows you to then feel that plans are back on track in work and with others; and communications after the 6th will be powerful and positive in helping you move forward. 

Use the very first day of the month if born around June 19th to maximise your love life. 

However, for all after May 30th   there is a danger of a potential misunderstanding or confusion, particularly in your profession.  Impatience and over-emotionality is not your friend. Make things clear and avoid any smoke and mirrors.

For all born May 24th to June 3rd, you can have an extremely indulgent time and enjoy yourself but there is a danger of pushing the boat out too far, or allowing others to tempt you to do so. 

Those born around June 19th have an opportunity now, until early March to return to issues strong in April and May, which allow you to move forward with a unique freedom for yourself. 

However, if born around June 3rd to 6th, it is important to not let confusion and uncertainty undermine you.  Things are changing, but they will take time.  Trust that this is a circuitous journey, which will lead you to the right track, and the divine discontent that you are feeling is for a purpose.  By late February you will have clarity.


CANCER

After the 6th, confusion abates and the trajectory reinstates itself in terms of your communications, love life and work. 

For all born up to July 16th social life, enjoyment, and the power of cupid is very much in play, as are creative skills. 

Mars is also on your side if born after July 1st.  Efforts at earning and energy put into broadening your mind and travelling; and indeed legal issues pay off.  You have greater sensitivity and emotional intelligence. 

Saturn, however, is a little challenging now if born June 29th to July 5th.  Other people seem to be the source of problems as they block and frustrate you, or demand of you issues that are hard to deal with.  Energy is low, but reality checks need to be faced.  There is a difference between obligation and depression. 

There is some disruption in the lives of those born late July 20th to 22nd and you are reminded of what you were feeling in spring.  Unpredictability and restlessness at work is for a reason, and even if uncomfortable, it does kick start you into a better future, which you will understand completely by March.

Neptune continues to inspire if born July 5th to 8th, both creatively and philosophically.

Pluto, however, maintains his hold on those born July 11th to 14th.  This long transit, since March 2017 is trying in terms of other people and power struggles, but you’re well on the road to resolving this, provided you draw boundaries around abuses of power within yourself and more importantly other.  Do not sink to their level.

The Moon is full on the 22nd falls on the very 1st degree of your sign, directly affecting those born around June 22nd/23rd. This can create energy at that time of quite eruptive energies from deep within yourself, or indeed reflected in the behaviour of others.


LEO

Can be quite a fun month, with the Sun being in your Solar Fifth House, appropriately for the season. 

However, Mercury is retrograde till the 6th so delays or frustrations are around till then. From the 12th, however you will benefit if born up to August 16th, by powerful and constructive happy communications with others. 

If born around August 22nd, use the first day of the month for optimising social life and love life.

Jupiter in Sagittarius is now extremely beneficial if born July 27th to August 5th.  He really gives a boost to your positivity, optimism and, fun loving side and brings bonuses and benefits in love life.  You just feel as lucky and loved.

For those born August 21st to 22nd, you are now once again experiencing some excitement as you did around April/May time, and indeed last summer.  This is the final hit and by March 2019 you will have completed the cycle of liberty and progress and awakening in areas of your life, especially related to study or overseas issues.  At the very least you just feel freer to be true to yourself.  Relationships that have gone through a period of change are ultimately change for the better and your advantage, and you’re understanding of life and your big picture philosophy will tend to become more profound.  You are becoming a little bit more advantageously detached and objective.  


VIRGO

Home may well be a focus this month and your ruling planet Mercury moves direct on the 6th to allow you to feel more clearly understood and plans start to work out and you can get your points across successfully, particularly in family issues.

After the 2nd, all born up to September 17th, have added charm to your communications; and the heart and the mind blend well. 

There is an issue with Mars this month, which is opposing your sign, directly impacting those born after September 1st.  For this group you need to be wary of others who are being no push over and blocks and challenges to your energy may be subtle but very emotionally strong.  There may be indirect challenge, but it can feel quite potent.  Don’t assume you have not also been the challenger, subtly or otherwise. 

Jupiter is tempting many of you born August 27th to September 5th.  You may be feeling a little over-indulgent or spendthrift on the home front.  Also, beware of over-confidence and over-generosity. 

However, just as a protection on this one, Saturn is also bringing caution to those born August 30th to September 5th.  A mature, steady, hard-working, disciplined and focused attitude is yours. 

Very important now for all born September 5th to 8th is to be aware that other people may be less than straight or honest.  Deceptive circumstances are in the air and also you may be over-idealising somebody and not seeing clearly.  You are emotional, sensitive and inspired, but also possibly gullible. 

However, if born September 12th to 15th, enjoy your strengths, your power, your insight and your transformative ability, both creatively and in romantic issues and also connected to children. 


LIBRA

Your intellect is strong and your communication skills are admirable this month, particularly after the 6th when Mercury goes direct; and also choose the first day of the month, if born around October 21st/22nd to show your excellent taste and also ti enjoy the power of love. 

Jupiter is very kindly disposed, now in Sagittarius, to those born September 27th to October 6th.  You will be feeling a great deal of positivity and optimism and your communications have wisdom and power and travel is very beneficial.  There is just a feeling of well being , confidence and opportunity.

However, Saturn is a bit of a spoiler if born September 30th to 6th October.  He is also demanding there are areas of life mostly to do with family and domestic life, that demand duty, obligation, action and which may feel as if it is blocking your progress on some level.  Do what is necessary but stay grounded and get rest.

Uranus is also creating some upheaval if born around October 22nd.  It is an ongoing thing that started early last year and is over by March, but it is the last chapter of some shift and change and liberation, connected to relationships. 

Finally, Pluto is also still on his long march of challenge to those born October 12th to 15th.  The battle within you, the power and assertiveness are strong.  Be conscious of it and do not project it unnecessarily onto others.  You are learning to be true to you, and your power to be patient and honest.


SCORPIO

Before the 12th, communications are very strong as a powerful issue with undoubted impact is in the air. if born around November 21st, but after the 6th, breakthroughs are indicated, and after the 12th, financial issues can get much more back on track.

After the 2nd, Venus is in your sign, bringing for all born up to November 16th, a great sense of enhanced charm, is good for buying clothes, enhancing yourself generally and also for the power of love from within yourself and from others to be pleasing. 

Mars is also very constructive now if born after November 1st.  He is really sensitising your energy so that you are acting intelligently and intuitively for the benefit of other people and your love life is enhanced by your sensitivity and your careful, but constructive actions.  Issues around children are favoured too. It is particularly powerful for musicians and artists in a successful way. 

Saturn, if born October 31st to November 5th, is bestowing you with a sense of pragmatism and practicality and the gift of hard, constructive work, which brings admiration and progress.

Neptune is also wonderfully and continuously inspiring for those born November 5th to 8th.  The artist and creator in you is truly inspired and your sense of spirituality, empathy and emotional sensitivity to others is very noticeable.  This chapter makes you far more successful when dealing with others.

Finally, Pluto your ruler continues to empower those born November 11th to 14th. He brings a forensic insight as never before and this has been going on since early 2017.  He empowers your intellect and your communication.  Enjoy.


SAGITTARIUS

This is your month so you can shine.  Mercury moves direct on the 6th, which means from the 12th all of you born up to December 22nd, when Mercury enters your sign, will feel that you really are in a position to communicate very successfully, powerfully and get listened to and you can make your plans progress. 

On the 1st of the month, all of you born around December 21st, can enjoy friendship and celebrate the warmth of other people.

However, Mars is not so kindly disposed to your sign if born after December 1st.  From Pisces, he is squaring your sign and bringing some sense of block, restriction and impatience and possibly a lack of clarity in the motives of others on the home and family front.  Real estate issues may have an element of frustration.  Your own anger can show itself as emotional distress.  Try and create patience and forbearance and don’t be underhand in any way. 

Jupiter in your sign is a very advantageous one in his once every twelve-year visitation and is now directly benefiting those born November 26th to December 5th.  There is a great feeling of protection, blessing, growth and contentment.  Since Jupiter is your ruling planet, this is a particularly powerfully, happy period and at the very least protective.  It is also excellent for travel, wisdom and general growth. 

Uranus is also very stimulating now for those born around December 20th and the change that you have been seeking since summer 2017, is now beginning to manifest.  A sense of excitement and liberty is in the air.

The Moon is new on your sign on the 7th, directly impacting those born around December 7th .   For these people there is an opportunity to initiate the new and innovative in their life.


CAPRICORN

From the 6th clarity is improving communications and after the 2nd, all born up to January 14th will experience a boost to social life and friends show their loyalty and support and you can further your objectives. 

Mars is also very helpful for all born after December 31st.  Your ability to express yourself and your insights and emotional power and constructiveness is very influential on others.  You blend your ideals and intellect perfectly. 

Saturn is however, let’s not forget, in your sign which he is for two and a half years, every thirty years, and is currently affecting those born December 28th to January 3rd.  This is a time to look after your health, to take it easy, but to be focussed, constructive, hard working, grounded and mature. You will benefit if you are. 

Uranus is a little disruptive now however if born around January 18th.  This is a continuation of what you felt around April/May and summer of last year.  Change and unexpected issues around home and family is in the air. There is a kick-start into a new consciousness and future.  This is over by March. 

Neptune however is incredibly inspiring now if born January 3rd to 6th.  Your thoughts and your communications are blessed with inspiration, sensitivities and spirituality.   This is great for the artist and writer and empathy and compassion shine. 

Finally, Pluto in your sign is still bringing intense energy to those born January 9th to 12th.  Power is yours to use wisely and consciously.  Endings are in the air, sometimes painful, but ultimately the feeling of a rising out of the ashes will transforms you. 


AQUARIUS

After the 6th you will all feel a little relieved that some confusions are out of the way; and after the 12th particularly all of you born up to February 13th will feel that plans can forge ahead.

On the 1st of the month, those born around February 17th/18th may enjoy a boost in the affections, particularly connected to long distance issues. 

If born up to February 13th, however after the 1st, there may be a temptation to be a little over extravagant this month, stop and think before jumping into over enthusiasm and even at work, beware being over charming for just your own benefit. Counter productive sycophancy is possible.

Jupiter is very much a friend of all those born January 24th to February 2nd this month. Your projects get the green light and you feel intelligently able to move forward with wisdom and much support from other people.  Social life is particularly expansive and beneficial. 

Your ruler Uranus is also smiling now on those born around February 17th.  He is finalising a journey that started in summer last year, which is allowing a true uniqueness and intellectual insight to shine and be recognised and to kick start you into a new, more appropriate position in life.  It allows your true originality and intuitive intellect to shine. 


PISCES

After the 6th you will all feel a little relieved that relationship communications improve and are constructive and after the 12th that will also show itself in work.

After the 2nd, if born up to March 14th, issues to do with academia, learning, travel and internationalism all bring a boost to your happiness and affections.; and love life can be specifically inspired. 

Mars is in your sign all month, is directly impacting those born after February 27th.  For this group you will have a real feeling of assertion, competitiveness and determination to achieve what you want.  You will want to engage and show what you’re made of and you can do this constructively, particularly in the creative and the spiritual world.  Your emotions are powerful. 

Jupiter in Sagittarius is currently bringing, for those born February 23rd to March 3rd, a tendency to be over enthusiastic or over-confident, or take on too much, but beware of excess in ambition and action. 

However, to compensate, Saturn is also ensuring that those born February 25th to March 3rd are grounded and other people and friends will act as a maturing influence and your sense of duty and obligation and common sense will also benefit you.

Neptune, your ruler, very powerful now in your sign since 2011, is now directly hitting the Suns of those born March 3rd to 6th.  For this group, your sense of inspiration, creatively, spiritually is massive, but there is also a downside, where your idealism and escapist tendencies and hypersensitivity can be counter-productive.  Used positively, it can bring the most exquisite sense of being at one with the universe and at one with the most creative potential you have; and your empathy and compassion for others can know no bounds.  It is almost too powerful.

Finally, Pluto is also very intelligently and powerfully constructive for those born March 9th to 12th.  He is allowing you to really constructively use your intensity and insight and transformative abilities in a group context and indeed for yourself.  Intelligent action and insight is yours and will benefit yourself, but above all others.






Wednesday, 31 October 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR SUN SIGN HOROSCOPES


The main astrological feature this month is the movement of Jupiter from Scorpio into the sign of Sagittarius, his natural home sign, on the 8th, where he will remain till early December 2019.

Jupiter stays in each sign for approximately a year, and each sign gets a visitation ever 12 years. He takes 12 years to orbit the ecliptic (path round the Sun).

Jupiter provides at the very least some protection, and a kind of cavalry effect, and at best, he brings confidence, growth: inner and/ or outer, and advancement in life, luck and an enlarging of life’s horizons mentally, philosophically and/ or via travel and international connections.

One of his effects astronomically is to help deter asteroids from threatening the earth because of his magnetic gravitational influence and symbolically he is protective also to us as individuals, when influenced by him astrologically. 

Wherever Jupiter falls in our birth chart (our lifelong map) is also the area of our life generally, where we can feel lucky, advantaged and at the least protected.

Clearly all Sagittarian Sun sign natives will at some point(s) over the coming year receive his blessing, but if you have any other planets or points of importance in Sagittarius, in your birth chart, if you know it, you will also receive a benefit of some sort, when that planet(s) or point is hit.

Globally, Jupiter in Sagittarius implies powerful international influences, as well as the power of new philosophy and adventure and also the desire for and ability to embrace a more big picture understanding. Negatively it can bring over confidence, arrogance about over expansion and ambition and rashness about pushing out boundaries and foolish, even dangerous adventurism. Risk is undertaken more readily, as over optimism about safety and outcome can dominate. When Jupiter is in Sagittarius, unthought through over ambition by individuals in power in certain countries is more likely to be used to try to empower themselves over other nations, for their own ego and their countries benefit, a they perceive it.

 The last time Jupiter was in Sagittarius (2006/2007) was the period that led up to the crash of 2007/2008 (when Pluto entered Capricorn), as banks and lenders had taken too many careless risks and expansions, for the sake of short-term advantage and greed. The results of which reverberated around the globe, as countries had become economically so linked, interdependent and dominated by globalised money systems and corporate power. Jupiter’s natural move thereafter into the next sign of Capricorn marked the resulting need for protection by financial stringency and global austerity (Capricorn).

Globalisation is underlined with Jupiter in Sagittarius and there is an overwhelming need for global cooperation for the good. We cannot go it alone any more. However, if we do get arrogant about what we think we can do alone to influence the world or regain sovereignty, the world and we will pay a price.

The spread of international influences is powerful, as now the massive interconnectedness of the world impinges very strongly and not always kindly on us all. This, when combined with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn (downside of rampant neo liberal capitalism), would suggest that individual countries’ actions, such as England’s coming Brexit and Trump’s U.S. domestic and international policies, and Brazil’s vote for the new far right president, will reverberate globally far more significantly and with more powerful challenging consequences for the countries implicated and our world, than I suspect we all realise. Hubris and nemesis always reigns, not least now relating to climate change and environmental policy. 

The positive potential of Jupiter in Sagittarius is that it will force out of necessity, a global discourse and cooperation of action, about the urgent need for change in our global behaviour, as the frightening power of events, related to nature and potential socio/political crisis, will be in our face and such action will be imperative, on the basis of collective survival.

The other significant event however is that Uranus moves back into Aries on the 6th  (important date in the USA) where he will stay till March the 6th next year, and thereafter he will then totally commit himself to Taurus for 7 years (unpredictability, shocks and change re security / money /economic issues, especially implicating technology)

This temporary revisitation of Uranus to fiery, assertive Aries will rubberstamp the “shock” of the rise in populism, nationalism and racism that has emerged over recent years while Uranus has been in that sign and the power of the “strong man” who apparently defies the system, in favour of quite ruthless empowerment of country and self, regardless of the rest of the globe. “Might is right”. Strong egos are underlined.

The mid term elections in the USA, interestingly on the 6th, do not seem to affect Trump’s sense of confidence significantly. If his birth chart’s time of birth is correct (10.54 am), there is a lot of ego and self-gratification at work on that day, whatever the objective truth is.

Talking of which, the very end of this month and especially the first half of December do not augur too well for Donald Trump or Theresa May. They both have planets at 8 degrees of Cancer and Libra respectively, and Saturn will challenge both of these then. In Trump’s case, it is a strong every 30-year opposition, and in May’s case, it is an every 15-year square. This is karma and difficult to avoid for the individuals affected, without them learning important lessons and facing the uncomfortable music, unless they are in complete denial.


 ARIES

The important news this month for your sign is that Jupiter moves into Sagittarius on the 8th, a compatible energy of course with Aries (fellow fire sign) so from the 8th, for approximately a year, Jupiter is on your side and initially this moth he will bring benefits to all born up to March 27th  This is very favourable for travel, study, academic pursuits and legal issues and a general feeling of positivity, confidence, and growth. 

This is not a month for shallowness for your sign.  You need to get to the root of things, even if uncomfortable.
 
Mercury goes retrograde this month on the 17th, which, for some of you, notably if born up April 5th, may denote some delays or complications connected to travel after that date, notably if born up April 5th.  However, before that date all plans should run well. 

Love life looks particularly positive and emphasised if born April 14th to 21st and the power of affection from others can be considerable.

From the 16th, when Venus moves direct, progress will be made and the lessons of the last month will have been learnt in terms of sensitivity.

Before the 15th, if born after April 10th, you are all going to get a boost from your ruler Mars.  Your leadership skills and ability to coordinate other people well is impressive and your energy is constructive, rather than competitive and if it is put into humanitarian energies, so much the better.

Saturn however is also a little tricky for those born March 24th to 28th.  You may well be reminded of issues that were going on earlier in the year and in the spring.  This is the final hit, suggesting that you are finally getting to grips with an issue and stepping up to the plate and putting it right, particularly connected to career.  

Uranus moves back on the 6th into the late degrees of your sign for about four months, directly affecting those born April 19th to 20th.  Be prepared for a few reminders of unsettled issues.

Finally Pluto is still challenging the lives of those born April 7th to 10th.  This is however, nearly over and is a time when you really make sure you use your power wisely, especially in your work situation. It is also about finding out your true destiny.


TAURUS

This is a period in the year when relationships figure strongly. 

Jupiter moves away from Scorpio on the 8th, from where all Taureans have benefited to some extent for about the last year and moves into Sagittarius for a year, and for your sign he represents a rather dumb note, unless you know the details of your birth chart.  Ensure that from the 17th you all double check financial issues as there is room for confusion.

Mercury moves retrograde on the 17th, till the 6th of next month, bringing some delays, uncertainties and frustrations related potentially to money and relationships.

Before the 15th, all of you born after May 11th need to be very aware of fixity, impatience and stubbornness, both from yourself and others, particularly on the work front.  It would be counter-productive. 

However, after the 15th, if born up to April 30th, constructive efforts collectively and with friends, which bring respect, are very much indicated.  Energy is used wisely.

Saturn is challenging, but nevertheless very supportive for those born April 25th to 29th.  Work may be obligational in terms of travel but constructive self-discipline and grounding efforts and hard work really do pay off.  Try not to spread yourself too thin. 

Uranus moves out of Taurus on the 6th, temporarily for four months back into Aries so many of you born at the very beginning of Taurus around April 21st will feel a sense of pressure is off in terms of uncertainty, but it does return to be revisited in March next year.

Neptune is continuing to extremely sensitise those born May 3rd to 5th.  This has been a journey that has been continuing since April 2017 and is over by next year, but you have been left a more emotionally aware person and more creative.

Finally Pluto is in the final months of empowering those born May 8th to 11th.  This long journey you have had over the last few years has given you a power of observation and insight which has allowed you to move forward with more confidence about your true being and also commanded respect from other people, mostly connected to higher education, higher learning, legal issues and travel and general all round wisdom. 


GEMINI

The interesting news for you this month is that Jupiter moves into your opposite sign of Sagittarius for a year from the 8th.  The last time he was there was around twelve years ago. This brings benefits over the coming year for all of you at some point.  Initially those most favoured are born May 22nd to 28th.  The main benefits are likely to be from other people and it increases your confidence.  The downside of a opposition from Jupiter is over-confidence, over-trusting, over-investment in others particularly, but it can, with care, be very expansive and is very good for travel and internationalism.
 
Mercury your ruler moves retrograde on the 17th, bring a lot of issues that need clarification with others.. This is true till the 6th of next month.

Mars is also very much on your side before the 15th, if born after June 12th.  Again, constructive travel is indicated.  Energy, drive, intelligent action is your friend. 

After the 15th, however, if born up to May 31st, the square from Mars can bring a few obstructions, restrictions, limitations and blocks in your work.  Irritations are in the air from others and yourself.

Uranus moves back into Aries for about four months from the 6th, initially this is going to affect all born around June 21st and will remind you of that desire for change that you had earlier this year, in a positive way.

Finally, Neptune is still casting his fog over those born June 3rd to 5th.  His long journey is nearly over now, where you have felt a little lost and confused and disorientated, but you will soon that where you are when this finishes at the beginning of next year, is a more appropriate place for you to be.


CANCER

Jupiter’s move into Sagittarius on the 8th, where he will stay for a year, does not directly affect your sign, but you have all benefited from him being in Scorpio at some point over the last year. 

However, this month can be very celebratory, creatively and in terms of enjoyment and love life if born July 17th to 24th.  Venus currently in your Solar 4th House suggests the possibility of over-indulgence or over-spending at home, but from the 16th, when Venus moves direct, you will find that relationships will have benefited from sensitivities that you have shown over the last month.

After the 15th, if born up to July 2nd, energy put into study or travel or internationalism and indeed legal issues can be very beneficial.  You are sensitive in attaining your goals. 

Before the 8th, Jupiter in his last degrees of Scorpio will bring a final flourish for those born after July 19th.  Bonuses to do with creativity, love life and children’s issues are in the air.

Saturn is currently opposing the Suns of those born June 25th to 30th, as indeed he was in February/March and May/June.  This is the final hit and is a final confrontation re issues that have been either problematic in relationships, or around events where you need to make up your mind as to what needs to be done in order to fix the problem. Stepping up to the plate is required.

Uranus switches the energy back in focus when he returns to Aries on the 6th to those born around July 20th.  Issues to do with any disruptions that were around in the spring may be returning for another chapter and some resolution, so you can find some true freedom. 

Neptune is very positive, however, in an ongoing trine to your Sun for those born July 5th to 7th.  This long several year journey has brought true inspiration, creatively and spiritually, particularly for long distance issues, or from learning. 

Finally, if born July 10th-13th, Pluto is also coming to an end of a very long challenge that you have experienced since early 2017, where others have been possibly problematic or controlling and where you have had to learn to use your energy in a wise and squeaky clean way.  This power struggle you have felt on some level is definitely on the wane now.  What matters is that you have drawn boundaries around unacceptable behaviour in self and indeed in others; and you’re empowered as a result. 


LEO


 Jupiter, after the 8th, moves into Sagittarius for the coming year.  This every twelve-year transit of that fiery sign is compatible with your own Leo sign, so hence for the coming year you will all benefit at some point, to some significant degree.  Initially this month, it will be those born up to July 30th.  For this group there may well be travel, a boost to love life, increased fertility, luck, positivity and confidence and at the very least protection.  Creativity is certainly underlined. 

Things however for all of you may be a little tricky at home before the 22nd

However, communications with offspring and creatively are all favourable for all born up to August 6th, but after the 17th, when Mercury moves retrograde, communications may go a little awry, so get major decisions made before that date.

Social life and friends can be very rewarding for all born August 18th to 23rd.  Deserved popularity is significant.

Before the 16th, remember that being admired is important, but not enough.  You will really have to earn it with empathy and compassion.  

Also, Mars in your opposite sign of Aquarius before the 15th is a bit of a warning to those born after August 14th, to be aware of people who are contentious, who are stubborn and who will step up to the plate to challenge you if necessary and it is important that you don’t invite this situation in too easily.

 Uranus moves back into Aries on the 6th, where he will stay until early March just to finalise the work that he was doing from those late degrees of Aries.  Most directly affected this month are late Leos born  around August 21st/22nd.  Issues that were flagged up in April and May will return for a more positive completion and the feeling of awakening and liberation and sense of personal uniqueness will yet again be underlined.  This feeling will be around until March.


VIRGO

Jupiter’s move into Sagittarius away from Scorpio on the 8th is significant for your sign insofar as he is likely to bring some extravagance and maybe a little over-confidence.  Good times can roll however over the coming year, but a little caution is needed.  Initially those directly affected are born up to August 30th and excessive spending or indulgence is possible to do with home a real estate. 

However, before the 8th, in the last degrees of Scorpio, Jupiter will be favouring those born between the 20th and 22nd September.  You will benefit by wisdom, confidence and luck and excellent communication. 

Mercury in Sagittarius indicates that all born up to about September 7th will find communications at home particularly confused after the 17th.  Stop and think before you speak and make sure you understand all messages and that others understand all yours. 

After the 15th Mars moves into your opposite sign of Pisces.  This is significant for all born up to September 2nd.  This would imply that other people might be stubborn, difficult, even challenging during that time.  Pick your fights carefully.

Saturn is very constructive, if challenging, for those born August 27th to September 1st.  All your work can be extremely successful, but only because of great commitment, discipline and patience.  This is particularly true with creative efforts and also socially in love life and with children.  Your maturity and pragmatism is admirable. 

Before the 6th, all born at the very beginning of your sign, around August 24th, will be benefiting from Uranus hinting at what is to come in March next year.  A new sense of liberation and potentially liberating travel and study. 

Neptune is still opposing the Suns of those born September 5th to 7th and will do until January next year.  A sense of dissolving is in the air and uncertainly.  Tiredness needs to be acknowledged.  Get more rest.  Listen to music.  Be near the sea and try not to push the river on decisions.  This is a slow journey and you have to trust.  It will evolve in its own time.

Finally, Pluto is still very empowering for those born September 10th to 13th.  A newfound sense of destiny, fate and purpose is yours, creatively and romantically. 


LIBRA

Communications with offspring and in general can be very constructive for all born up to October 8th, but try and get important stuff done by the 17th as Mercury moves famously retrograde then.

Venus is in your own sign still and for all born after October 18th, this is good news and it really emphasises your charms, your PR skills, diplomacy and empathy and compassion, especially before the 16th

Venus moves direct on the 16th, when your own needs will get more acknowledgement.

Before the 15th, all born after October 14th will be feeling very assertive and constructively so.  Determination and competitive spirit if all well directed, will help your goals in life, socially, romantically and creatively.

Jupiter’s move into Sagittarius for a year, which happens on the 8th, is particularly positive for your sign due to the compatibility of elements.  Fire goes well with air.  Initially benefiting are those born up to September 30th.  This will add extra wisdom and communication skills to your repertoire and a general feeling of luck combined with good intention brings success.

Saturn, however, is still challenging from his current position in Capricorn to those born September 27th to October 2nd.  For this group there is still a feeling of wading through mud, particularly around domestic issues.  Tiredness and obligation is in the air, but also a need to re-think some issues that are not going so well, but patience is definitely needed.

Uranus moves back into Aries on the 20th, just to remind those born at the very end of October after October 20th that some issues that remained unresolved from earlier in the year, are back for final confrontation and you have until March to finalise some issues to do with change. 

Finally, Pluto is still in his final phase of challenge, which has been going on for a few years now to those born October 11th to 14th.  Confrontations with self, which may be projected onto others is still around.  Endings of chapters and some crises are finally being addressed.  What matters is you use your power wisely and consciously and that others around you are seen to do the same.


SCORPIO

Jupiter moves out of your sign on the 8th and into Sagittarius.  Before the 8th, the last benefactors of Jupiter in your sign will be born after November 19th.  For this group there is a sort of final flourish of a positive bonus, whether it is travel, growth, luck or windfall or just massive protection. 

But the Sun being in your sign this month always gives a boost anyway to your energies.

Try to ensure that communications around finances are done and dusted before the 17th when Mercury moves retrograde in that area of your solar chart.  You all may need to have extra compassion for those who need it before the 16th

Mars is in a difficult angle to your sign before the 15th because from Aquarius he is squaring your energy, especially the Suns of those born after November 13th.  This will bring a sense of confrontation, domestically and you may well be feeling impatient and irritated , very stubborn and immovable also.  Also, other family members may be confrontational and this needs careful handling.

However, after the 15th, for all born up to November 2nd, when Mars is in Pisces, this gives a very different mood for this group, who then will be feeling creative, constructive, determined and courageous, notably romantically and creatively. 

Saturn is helpful, if demanding, for those born October 27th to November 1st.  Your thinking is serious, grounded and pragmatic and this is very useful in the efforts that you put in and in the discipline you show. 

Before the 6th, Uranus remains dipping his toe into Taurus, which for all born at the very beginning of your sign, around October 24th, will be getting a taste of what will be far more significant next March in terms of some sense of a desire for change, freedom or at the very least, of other people creating that mood for you through their actions, which can feel disruptive. This has been in the ether since last May.

Neptune is continuing to inspire the spirits and the creative urges and romantic tendencies of those born around November 5th to 7th.  Empathy, compassion, sensitivity and the power of your heart and idealism will be irrepressible.  It is hugely inspiring creatively and romantically and in terms of affections. 

Finally, Pluto is still empowering those born November 10th to 13th.  Intellectual incisiveness and influence over others is significant. 


SAGITTARIUS

The very good news is that Jupiter moves into your sign on the 8th, where he will stay for a year (happens every 12 years).  This will bring bonuses for you all at some point during that period.  Initially those most affected and benefited will be those born up to November 29th.  A boost of confidence, travel, growth – a once every twelve year sense of joy is very much on the cards. 

Mercury in your sign is also very good for communications for all born up to December 7th, but do try to ensure that issues are resolved before the 17th as from that point he goes retrograde (frustrations) and can cause some confusion or problems with all communications and general delays. He stays retrograde till the 6th of December..

Friendships are incredibly beneficial now if born after December 17th and after the 16th you will get back what you have put in, when Venus moves direct.

Before the 16th, if born after December 13th, you’re assertive, but, constructively so, as Mars complements your sign..

After the 16th the however if born up to December 1st, beware of impatience, irritation and over impulsiveness

After the 6th, all born late Sagittarius, around the 20th December, will be inspired to continue some change in life as you felt was very much hinted at last year and Spring this year.

If born around November 25th to 27th, remember you’re still on a journey that needs patience as the old dissolves and new invisibly takes shape and it is nearly within sight.  At least by the end of the year you will have more concrete concept of the outcome of your sense of metamorphosis..


CAPRICORN

A slight warning is flagged up for those born after January 14th.  Be careful in the workplace of being a bit sycophantic.  Your charms can be helpful, but don’t overdo it.  You will see more progress after the 16th, career wise.

However Mercury moves retrograde on the 17th till the 6th of next month and that can cause delays … so get as much achieves as you can before that period.

After the 15th, for all born up to December 31st, your assertiveness and your confidence is impressive and gets you places and your passion in communications influences people. 

Jupiter’s move into Sagittarius does not directly affect you, but before the 8th if born late Capricorn, after the 17th January, you will get a bit of a boost, through friendships and leadership skills and be enabled to do what you wish to, with more self-belief.  

Saturn is still on the case of those born December 25th to 30th, as he was at the beginning of the year.  Be real.  Face facts.  Do what is necessary and remember the hard work put in will be worth it.  Don’t let negativity get you down.

Neptune is still seriously sensitising the lives of those born around Jan 3rd –5th. Powerful spiritual, emotional and creative energies are continuing to be at work within you, and need acknowledgement and indeed celebration. Being near the sea and around nature is healing and your need to celebrate the importance and preciousness of the heart, is strong.

 Pluto is still pretty powerful in the lives of those born around January 9th-11th.  A long period (since around the beginning of last year) has brought intensity in your life and in your soul. A time of endings and transformation in some way and out of the potential crisis comes a new you and an empowerment and regeneration, as you greet your true potential and indeed your destiny.

Restlessness, and desire for more uniqueness and change, for those born around January 18th and 19th will return this month after the 6th and will stay with you until early March, to complete what got underway last year and in the spring of this year.  Be careful about throwing out the proverbial babies with the bathwater, however.


AQUARIUS

Jupiter moving into Sagittarius on the 8th  (for a year) is very good news for all born up to January 27th?  It will be a boost to your leadership skills.  Friends will be very useful to you and you to them and popularity and optimism and confidence is yours.  Meanwhile before then those born Feb 16th-19th, maybe tempted to push the boat our a little too far or biting off maybe a little more than you can chew, possibly over confidence, but with caution, good times can roll.

For this same group, your ruler, Uranus, moves back into Aries on the 6th, where he will stay until early March, bringing for all late Aquarians, born around February 18th/19th, a reminder of the boost to a sense of needing to celebrate and accentuate your unique gifts and individuality and freedom, a feeling and drive to push into the future with a big picture consciousness, that you were enjoying in Spring and indeed last year.  This journey will be completed by March next year.
Mars is in your sign before the 15th, bringing for all born after February 9th, a particular boost to ambition, determination and constructive physical, psychological and spiritual will.  Just make sure it doesn’t tip over into over-assertiveness. 

 Mercury moves retrograde on the 17th and stays so, till the 6th of next month. This may put a bit of a block on ambition and cause frustration and delays. You also need to be very aware of a need for double checking all communicaions, sent or received, as there is room for confusion and misunderstanding.

However, to compensate, from the 16th Venus moves direct and this will flag up a sense of forward movement emotionally and connected to matters of the heart, especially related to a long distance issue. Also there is a feeling of getting good feedback for emotional and creative efforts and sensitivity you have needed to display since early October.


PISCES

Jupiter moving into Sagittarius on the 8th puts him in your Solar 10th house of career for a year.  The danger is of over-reaching or over-optimism, but with care, success can be yours. 
Initially so affected will be those born up to February 25th.  Don’t push the boat out too far.  Stop and think before you display lack of caution

Mars is in your sign from the 15th, directly impacting those born up to February 28th.  This will bring drive and energy, and will bring enthusiasm and determination, particularly creatively and it can bring great success, provided you look before you leap. However you need to ensure you are not in any way coercive and beware others being a bit pushy around you too. 

Saturn, however, is keeping the reigns on those born February 22nd to 27th.  Discipline, focus and pragmatism and maturity are your friends. 
 Mercury moves retrograde on the 17th till the 6th of next month. This will bring potential break down in communications or delays connected to work, or in your goals.. Clarify all things and be patient. Delays can be for a good reason /.

Neptune is maintaining his huge influence on those born March 3rd to 5th.  This will be true until January.  During this time, you are more inspired and idealistic than ever.  The arts are a blessing and your empathetic and sympathetic humanitarian side excels.  The downside is a need to keep real, keep grounded and don’t get seduced into unrealistic situations and keep as honest as possible.

Pluto continues to subtly but definitively empower those born March 9th-11th.. This has continued for nearly 2 years and now you can see the benefit. Powers of regeneration, leadership and incisiveness is yours, and the power of friends and social groups can be truly inspiring.

Meanwhile, all born after March 18th can enjoy the first eight days of the month where travel, academic success, confidence, belief in self and good news are underlined.