Monday, 30 September 2019

OCTOBER 2019 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR SUN SIGN HOROSCOPE.

The world has hit a critical mass point environmentally, which it seems, is also directly reflected now in the state of our global politics.

 Climate crisis facts reveal that the destruction of our natural world is happening faster than even the science predicted and it is becoming uncomfortably real, visible and very disruptive, in our face in fact.  Simultaneously, our politics are becoming anarchic, destructive, chaotic and descending increasingly into a state of diminished democracy with little rationality in so many countries. The power of individual egos and financial interests dominates our times and it also corresponds with a persistent denial, in many cases, by those in power, of science and the glaringly obvious, if inconvenient, facts about what we have done to planet earth.  Even those who acknowledge the facts seem woefully inadequate and unable to step up to the plate.

 Even astrologers are shocked (well I am) at the extent and the speed of how the nemesis of Pluto in the last decan, i.e. last 10 degrees of Capricorn has now manifested. It is showing the results of, and the price we and our earth pays for the cumulative dark side of the power of wealth, globalised neo liberal capitalism and the chasing of the irrational god of eternal growth. Saturn is now joining, so rarely, with Pluto in Capricorn, bringing the manifestation of reality (Saturn) of the misuse of power (Pluto) totally to the fore.  This combining last happened in the early 16th century.


Extracts from WB Yeat’s poem, “The Second Coming”, keep looming up in my mind.  “Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…  What rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”



Neptune in Pisces, since 2012 and till 2026, has however also correlated with a growing need for purity and the defence of the innocence of nature, felt especially powerfully by the very young… and wait till all born since then, get mature enough to shout out loudly. They will be such fierce protectors of the natural world, and will sacrifice much to achieve it, if not too late.



Uranus (shock/change) now in Taurus (earth) since May last year and for the coming 7 years, is now reminding us, that the power of the unpredictability of mother earth’s response to our carelessness, is a power to be in awe of.


When school children feel compelled to strike from school, because they are so correctly alarmed by climate crisis and Greta Thunberg has to take such a bold stance, it is a sign that these youngsters see the adults that are our leaders, behaving like children and therefore these children are feeling they are the ones who have to behave like adults. They feel a total compunction to get the much-needed serious governmental global focus on major changes to the fundamental infrastructure of our system, in order to manage and fight climate catastrophe. Nature doesn’t need people, but people need nature… and we have forgotten that at our peril.  Neptune is now awakening us all up to that..



Brexit chaos has descended into the unbelievable, basically rearranging the deckchairs, and now also chucking them at each other, while the Titanic sinks…. Boris Johnson’s chart was very challenged last month (clearly) and around the first 4 days of this month, Mars squares up to his Sun and his ruler Venus and this potentially brings further great challenge to his door that may make him lash out, or be totally defiant. However, the Sun on his ascendant then also, will give him confidence to win others over on a populist stance.  The first week also sees Mercury oppose his Jupiter when careless talk and decisions then, will come back to haunt him. The 9th/ 10th will bring a sense of triumph, but around the 20th –25th, Mars going over his ascendant and squaring his midheaven, will bring an even more warlike stance from him and indeed equal fierce opposition from others in authority, which will be major in effect… and will cause more extreme division in the country. People versus parliament, is the mood being engendered, not least by the incumbent government. Saturn conjunct Pluto reflects this powerfully. This lasts for the coming 12 months.



Johnson is like Marmite… not dissimilar to Trump. No indifference. Extreme responses to him are typical.



When born, Johnson’s natal Mars in Gemini is totally afflicted, which is not a good look for a leader, especially relating to the influence on him of those behind the scenes, but the apparent charm of his Libra rising, can and has, gone a long way for him.



Donald Trump has a powerful Jupiter, by transit, in conjunction to his Moon and opposing his Sun, from the 19th- to the 31st. This is an every 12-year event and will give him great confidence and much arrogant self-belief, despite economic and potential impeachment scares. He will be risky, zealous and overreach in ambition… notably on the 31st when Mars also conjuncts his Jupiter… His daring and self-congratulation will be evident, at least in the short term (possibly because he sees England as available for lucrative trade, if it indeed leaves the EU on that date).  Saturn squaring his Chiron this month will haunt him however, re past actions and bring discomfort.



The real denouement, in terms of personal challenge for Trump, as I have mentioned before, will start to seriously rumble in December this year, but will really bite in the first 2 months of 2020. This is when both Saturn and Pluto come together to oppose his Saturn (the last time this combining of Saturn and Pluto happened was 500 years ago) and then Saturn will also oppose his Venus (every 30 years). If he survives those transits, he is truly Teflon and seemingly impervious to normal human experience.



Dangerous days globally generally this month, when power can be misused are the 1st and 14th when Venus and the Sun square Pluto respectively.



Unpredictable days of potential disruption, especially geophysically e.g. earthquakes and environmental shocks, are around the last week,, when the Sun opposes Uranus. The unpredictable is very much in the air generally then in all contexts.



Around the 7/8th and the 25th/26th when the Sun and then Mars square up to Saturn, are days of frustration, anger and blocks generally, both personally and globally.



The Full Moon falls on the 13th at 20 degrees of Aries and the New Moon falls on the 28th at 4 degrees of Scorpio.  The Full brings endings and eruptions of energies that have been building for some time, whilst the New, symbolises the new and the innovative.






ARIES

 Being the month of Libra, opposite to your sign, relationships will figure strongly and hopefully very positively, but whatever issues is a focus.  

Indeed for all born after April 16th, communications with others will be highly significant and impact you strongly, all before the 3rd. 

Before the 8th, all born after April 10th, the power of love and affection figures very much to your advantage in love life, from you to others and others to you.  

After the 4th, if born up to April 8th, Mars opposes your Sun, which will bring some sense of challenge and possible confrontation from other people and indeed impatience, either yours or others. Impulse can be damaging.  Be conscious and careful.

Jupiter is now in harmony with those born April 8th to 15th.  It is an excellent time for travel, confidence, expansion, and growth and also for legal issues.  Luck is in the air.  

However, for those born April 4th to 7th, Saturn is squaring your Suns. For this group there are blocks, restrictions, frustrations, lack of confidence and possibly a feeling of tiredness and vulnerability health-wise.  Step up to the plate and face up to what needs to be changed or done.  Pace yourself.  Delays and frustrations are there to help you reconsider issues. 

Pluto is currently squaring the Suns of those born April 10th to 12th, as he was doing last December and early 2018.  By the end of the year, this will be over, meanwhile avoid misuse of power and also those who would impinge their negative power upon you.  Issues on the home and family front may well be forcing a crisis in your psyche. You must own the energy and be conscious of its depth of meaning, and act on it wisely, not explosively. 


TAURUS

Work is a focus this month and good organisation and good working relationships are emphasised.  

However, after the 3rd, all born up to May 18th will also have great opportunities for excellent, constructive communication with partners and those of significance in your lives. 

Also, after the 8th, for all born up to May 19th, there will be the power of love, romance and harmony in your life. 

Before the 4th, if born May 17th, your assertiveness and drive is constructive and positive.  Intelligent action is yours, as Mars is trining your Sun.  Creatively, you are also very constructive.  

Saturn is trining the Suns of those born May 4th to 7th all this month, bringing constructive discipline, reality, hard work, practicality and the ability to create positive, intelligent infrastructure in your life.  Travel may be for duty and serious thinking gives you an advantage. You can rise to challenges.   

Uranus now famously in your sign, is hitting directly those born April 23rd to 26th.  Some upheavals are bound to be showing themselves in your life, either internally or externally.  This will be around for some months.  It is awakening and enlightening and anything that has held you back or restrained you, or is not true to you, will be a force that you have to acknowledge and deal with.  Intuition is also strong. 

Neptune is bringing great sensitivity, empathy, compassion and creative talents to those born around May 6th to 8th.  

Finally Pluto is once again trining the Suns of those born May 10th too 12th.  Empowerment is yours, especially in terms of big picture insight and wisdom and possibly via long distance issues.

GEMINI

Before the 23rd, the good times roll for many of you, both in love life and creative skills.  

However, before the 3rd, if born after June 16th, your writing and communication skills are not only creative, but also very effective and attractive.  

Before the 8th, if born after June 1st, romantic issues loom large, as do children’s issues, which can bring enjoyment and fun and again your creative skills are fine-tuned. 

Before the 4th, Mars now is squaring your sign and will bring for those born after June 18th, some impatience and impulsiveness, particularly on the home front. You may also be rather clumsy and other people may challenge you and tempers and be frayed. 

However, after the 4th, if born up to June 10th, there is a great ability to show intelligence and constructive feelings, particularly with offspring and in love life; and creatively you are absolutely on the ball. 

Jupiter is currently opposing the Suns of those born June 9th to 16th. There is therefore a tendency to be over-confident, over-expansive or over-egg the pudding.  Enjoy by all means, but have some caution. Travel is also in the air. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.  

Neptune is also currently squaring the Suns of those born June 7th to 9th. This has been in the air since May of last year.  Beware of deceptive circumstances and smoke and mirrors - you to others or others to you and don’t be too idealistic, particularly on the work front.  Check out the small print and keep grounded. 


CANCER

Home matters will be important, as will creativity and social life this month.  

Before the 3rd, if born after July 18th, ensure your communications are clear, as confusion can abound.  

Before the 8th, if born after July 13th, beware of over-indulgence or hypocrisy.

However, before the 4th, for all born after July 19th, your courage and intelligence verbally and in thinking is of great advantage.  

However, after the 5th if born up to July 11th, you may be a little bit like a bull in a china shop at home and impatience and irritation with others on the domestic front, or others to you, can be problematic.  Stop and count to 10 before reacting or acting. 

Saturn, still in Capricorn, is opposing your Sun sign and is currently directly challenging those born July 6th to 9th.  Other people will be problematic to you and you feel as if they are blocking or frustrating you. Indeed, authority figures can be a problem.  Reality checks are in the air and you need to be mature and step up to the plate and don’t kick the can down the road. Also, get rest, as your body will feel more tired than usual. 

Uranus, currently is bringing for those born June 25th to 28th a sense of the new and the exciting and a desire for a bit of adrenalin; an awakening and enlightening around you.  Enjoy.  

Neptune is also currently benefiting those born July 9th to 11th.  You are being inspired by travel, long distance issues and being near the sea is good for you. Your empathy, compassion and sensitivity to the disadvantaged is very strong and your heart screams out stronger than your brain, but that can be no bad thing.  You are truly inspired. 

However, Pluto is, once again, opposing the Suns of those born July 12th to 14th, but this long, protracted visitation is nearly at an end.  Power struggles are likely with other people and any coercive people around you need to be handled carefully but decisively. Out of any endings a phoenix will rise.  


LEO

Communications will be very important this month and will be of extra significance.  

Before the 3rd, all born after August 18th will be particularly gifted with eloquent and persuasive mental and communication skills.  

Before the 8th, all born after August 14th will also have added charm when dealing with others and when trying to persuade people.  Affections are highlighted.  

After the 4th, when Mars moves into Libra, this will advantage all born up to August 11th, as energy, drive, ambition constructive action and thought will be very advantageous and a competitive streak can be successful

Jupiter is very complimentary now to all those born August 10th to 18th.  He brings luck, more confidence than usual, worthy opportunities, particularly in romance and creative success.  In fact, social life and the good times flourish, as can travel.  

Uranus however is continuing to square the Suns of those born July 27th to 30th, bringing uncertainty to this group, as well as restlessness and unpredictability, particularly to do with public standing and career.  You are now easily bored and have a need to do something you feel that suits your unique individuality.  There is a greater rebel in you than you have experienced before.  The downside is do not be too impulsive.  Stop and think before you act.  Expect the unexpected, It will ultimately be liberating and other people may be great catalysts for change in a very unexpected way. Career may be a focus, in terms of the unexpected and as an area of some revolution..  


VIRGO

Emphasis on finances and security may figure strongly this month and putting an emphasis on that structure may benefit you.  

After the 3rd, all born up to September 21st will benefit from good, wise communication skills and you will receive good information from other people.

After the 8th, all born up to September 21st will find that their ability to combine heart and mind wins others over; and others will also show kindness in their communications too.

Before the 4th, Mars is in your sign, directly hitting this month those born after September 19th.  For this group there is a definite intensity of action, competitive instinct and courage, but there can also be impulse and risk and other people may be challenging.  Your determination will be obvious to self and others.  This can be very constructive, provided you count to ten before you jump right in.  

Jupiter however is squaring the Suns now of those born September 11th to 18th.  There is a risk for this group that they will be over-confident, over-reaching and over-indulgent.  Good times can roll, but you need some discrimination.

Saturn however is a very constructive and careful influence for those born September 6th to 9th.  He is bringing wisdom of action, forethought, pragmatism and an intelligent roundedness, which turns out to be very constructive and progressive, particularly in areas of romance, children’s issues and creatively.  

Uranus is also a very positive influence now in his rare once every 42 year angle to your sun, affecting those born August 27th to 30th.  Unexpected travel and international dealings are very advantageous and a desire for excitement and freedom and some adrenaline can be very constructive, but above all, it is a time when you philosophically want to be true completely to your individuality and not afraid to stand up for what you believe in and for the new.

 Neptune is currently opposing the Suns of those born around Sept 9th and this has been around for this group for much of this year. It brings vulnerability to self-delusion or smoke and mirrors from others… so keep real, but it also can inspire creatively visually and a connection with nature is strong. Music and being near the sea can inspire , but do not be too trusting, vulnerable or risky.  

 Finally Pluto is bringing still to those born around September 14th, a sense if forensic insight and extra power and influence in both creativity and indeed in the arena of the emotions, romance, love life and connected to children’s issues. Shyness is replaced by your wise shared empowering insight.


LIBRA

Your month, so it’s a time to shine.  Before the 3rd, if born after October 18th, your communication skills are spot on, as are your insights, but do listen to the other guy as well.

Before the 8th, if born after October 13th, love is in the air, your attractiveness in persona and personality shines and attracts those to you, who really appreciate this.  You look good too.   After the first week finances may be a focus in a very positive way.  

After the 4th, Mars moves into your sign, bringing for those born up to October 12th a great drive and determination, ambition and competitive quality.  You will also be impulsive and enjoy a little bit of risk and action.  Just ensure your determination doesn’t tip into over-assertion.  

Jupiter is harmonious now for those born October 11th to 18th.  He is bringing confidence though wisdom, good news, positivity and ease of working.  

However, by contrast, Saturn, for those born October 7th to 10th, is bringing a few hiccups, delays and reality checks, particularly connected to the home / family front, possibly to do with real estate as well.  Look after your health and accept that delays and frustrations are there for a reason to help you re-think and re-align.  Be patient and humble.  

Pluto, back to twenty degrees of Capricorn, is once again, as he was doing last December, squaring the Suns of those born around October 13th to 15th.  For this group there is a need to recognise any inner power struggles within yourself or indeed with family members.  Be wary of any abusive power, either your own or other. Draw boundaries around that. Always act in the greater interest for everyone and not just in your own. 


SCORPIO

Emphasis on Libra this month does tend to incline you all to needing privacy and a needed reflection on the past. Behind the scenes thoughts, emotions and actions figure strongly too.  

However, after the 3rd, all born up to November 20th, will have extra sharpness to your intellect and communication skills.  Communications around money and siblings particularly can be powerful and positive. 

This same group., after the 8th, will also find that your own ability to attract love and affection and to also give it, is underlined as are an enhancement of your appearances, with no effort. 

Before the 4th Mars in Virgo will be positive for all born after November 19th.  For these late Scorpios’, leadership skills and energy put into furthering your causes you believe in and your goals, are successful and intelligent.

Saturn is also a very productive and hardworking influence for those born November 6th to 9th.  A seriousness and a groundedness and pragmatism really serve you well in what you are trying to achieve.  

Uranus, currently in Taurus, a rare, once every 84-year effect on your Sun sign, is currently directly affecting those. Born October 27th to 29th. This influence is there until May next year on and off and will be bringing the unexpected, particularly in relationships that may be uncomfortable, but which ultimately are liberating.  See it as a journey to which other people are catalysts.  

Neptune is still enhancing the Suns of those born around November 8th to 10th, bringing a great deal of idealisms, spirituality, empathy, compassion, caring and also huge artistic inspiration.  A love of the sea and a great ability to find spiritual satisfaction in relationships of all sorts is enhanced. 

Pluto your ruler is still empowering the energies, insights, determination and courage of those born November around November 13th. Communications are potent, impressive and insightful.


SAGITTARIUS

Theoretically this is a very sociable month for your sign and before the 3rd, if born after December 18th, communications with friends and leadership skills are impressive and constructive and having admiration for your communications from others is strong.  

Before the 8th, if born after December 12th, your popularity with others and kindness from and to friends is very happily beneficial.  

Before the 4th however, Mars in square to your sign, so then, for all born after December 18th, there is a need to be a little bit careful about impulsive impatience from you to others or vice versa.  Stop and think.  

After the 4th, all born up to December 11th, have drive and determination, which is very constructive, in terms of guiding others and inspiring them. 

Jupiter, of course, still in your sign, is now wonderful for those born December 10th to 17th.  As last February/March and indeed late April and May, luck is shining down on you and there is confidence, belief in self, travel and expansion.  Just beware of over-confidence and over-reaching.  

Neptune, however, is continuing to square the Suns of those born December 8th to 10th.  Since June 2018 you have been vulnerable to over-idealism or possibly trusting a little bit too much.  Just check people and things out and keep grounded.  


CAPRICORN

Career is a focus for needing care. 

Before the 3rd, if born after January 16th, make sure that communications with others have no misunderstandings, particularly in profession..  

Before the 8th, if born after January 10th, beware of sycophancy at work. Charms can work well for you but are no substitute for sincerity.  

However, after the 3rd, for all born up to January 17th, excellent communications with friends, good news and leadership skills are indicated.. 

After the 8th, this same group, born up to around January 18th, can also find love, romance and harmony and affections are strong in your orbit.  Friends can introduce more love into your life.  

Also before the 4th, Mars in Virgo is trining the Suns of those born after January 17th.  This brings intellectual and academic determination. Constructive progress and travel can also be driven by very good and successful motive. 

However, after the 4th, if born up to January 8th, irritation and impatience can get the better of you at work. Other people will not be very tolerant either. Be prepared.  

Saturn of course is still in your sign and is once again conjuncting the Suns of those born January 4th to 6th, which he has been doing on and off for a few months and indeed at the beginning of this year.  

Blocks and restrictions are very possible.  Some negativity of thinking needs to be fought, but hard work, reality checks, discipline and groundedness are needed. Building structures whilst looking after your body are important.  Do what is necessary, even if challenging.  

Uranus is also currently for those born December 26th to 29th, creating a new sense of awakening and enlightening and desire to be uniquely true to self, particularly in love life and around children and creativity.  

Neptune is bringing extra emotional input into your thinking and communications if born around January 7th. Some things are too important to leave to the head alone. The heart needs honouring.

 Finally Pluto still famously in your sign is bringing for those born around January 10th-12th a power in your life, both within and without, that is undeniable in its impact on your life. Endings of chapters are felt and this has been rumbling for over a year.. You now understand the implications and understand how much it has changed you, and indeed brought huge transformation into your life externally and internally.. This is only a once every 248-year transit and should not be underestimated in its affect on your being. Empowerment through change is the best outcome to be fought for..


AQUARIUS

This is a good month for academic issues, philosophical understanding and for travel and also for legal issues.  

Before the 3rd, all born after February 15th will find their brain particularly enhanced in understanding, wisdom and travel is very intellectually stimulating. 

Before the 8th, for all born after February 9th, love and harmony and the arts all combine with long distance issues and travel. 

However, after the 3rd, for all born up to February 17th, be very aware that communications can be muddled or misinterpreted, particularly in career.  Check things out.

Also, for this same group after the 8th, beware creating favours for yourself through exaggerated charms that may not be sincere.  

After the 4th however, Mars in a good relationship to our sign, will be for those born up to February 8th, enable you to harness good, constructive determination, drive and success, academically and in long distance context. Wisdom and action prevail.  

Jupiter is harmoniously aspecting the Suns now of those born February 7th to 14th.  Popularity with others is evident, and also being able to drive your goals to satisfactory conclusions, because intelligence and luck combine.  

Uranus, your ruler, however, is squaring up to your Sun if born January 24th to 27th.  This once every 42-year transit lasts for some time into next year.  Change is in the air, particularly possibly domestically and family wise. Keep flexible.  It ultimately is a journey of awakening.  


PISCES

There is a need to deal with quite deep and profound issues both personally and financially this month.  

After the 3rd, for all born up to March 18th, long distance communications and academic pursuits are all successful and travel and legal issues bring bonuses.  Communications are very on target. 

After the 8th, for this same group, love life and travel mix well and learning can bring great satisfaction to the soul.  

Before the 4th, Mars is opposing the Suns of those born after March 17th, suggesting for this short period that there will be some challenges from others and you will not be allowed to get away with much.  Consider the validity of the challenge.  

Also, for those born March 8th to 15th, there is a tendency to be over-confident or over-reach, particularly professionally or even over-spend. Stop and think before rushing into something and the good times can roll.  Just don’t bite off more than you can chew. 

However, by contrast, for those born March 4th to 7th, Saturn in bringing careful, considered action that is both disciplined and constructive, particularly when working collectively in a group situation.  

Uranus is now still harmonising the Suns of those born February 23rd to 26th.  This group have until May 2020, an opportunity to think outside the box, to be intuitive and have positive change that reflects your true being. 

Neptune, of course your signs ruling planet, is now in his once every 165 year visitation to your Sun sign is directly affecting now those born March 6th-8th This has been in action on and off, since May 2018 and remains an influence till February 2020 bringing out the most powerful positive and potentially negative Piscean qualities and consciousness.

Inspiration, spirituality, empathy and creativity is at a peak and indeed some sense of psychic insight is possible. However on the downside, there is the possibility of over idealisation, delusion, self-deception and negative escapism. Beware.

Pluto however is now empowering the goals, leadership skills and determination of those born March 10th-12th. Intelligent insight and power is yours, to be used for the good of all.
  





Saturday, 31 August 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019 GLOBAL OVERVIEW AND YOUR ASTROLOGICAL SUN SIGN HOROSCOPE


Things are hotting up on the globe, in all senses of the word. The poor Amazon is truly feeling the power of Uranus in Taurus; and Pluto in Capricorn (critical last decan) is now seriously showing us the totally destructive, dark side of abuse of power for money and control. The chaos and shocks of climate emergencies and the environmental chaos on mother earth now is palpable. The ruthlessness of some leaders to pursue financial interest and personal power, at literally all costs, including ecocide and the destruction of our planet’s whole balance of life sustainability is manifesting alarmingly. 

This is the month of Virgo, which is the sign of purity (the virgin) and ecology and a wake up call in this area, is appropriately huge now.

The Brexit fiasco is now in very serious critical mode, which has now brought a huge crisis in democracy in the UK. Boris Johnson’s chart is looking pretty stuck this month, with Saturn opposite his Midheaven  (every 30 years).. The challenges to his authority and his ability to move forward are formidable.  On the 28th of last month he declared his decision to prorogue parliament. On that exact day, Mars was exactly conjunct his Uranus (once every 2 years). This is especially significant as he has his natal Mars squares his Uranus (i.e. in his birth chart) indicating an intrinsic love of danger and tendency to rash, impulsive action, anti establishment behaviour, risk, controversy and accident proneness. This energy therefore was totally stimulated on the 28th and classically indicated that he would, big time, unleash all these qualities then.

With Saturn on his chart’s nadir point (i.e. opposite his midheaven) what he does this month, will have mammoth consequences for years to come. In aprox 8 years from now, in particular, he will retrospectively be held accountable. The foundations he lays now, need to be wisely constructive in his professional and indeed his private life; and if they are not fully thought through or are unjust, he will pay a significant price. He needs to tread carefully around the 17th and 18th this month, when Mars squares his Mercury, when rash words and actions will come back to bite him and the challenges from others, could be very unnerving for him. .


Also right now, the planets currently moving through Virgo are challenging his Gemini planets, suggesting a big gap between what is said by him and reality. Detail will be seriously in short supply and a convenient story line will be repeated. There is also an indication of challenges of some significance from behind the scenes. Enemies of some significance will be troubling him, but also his own negotiations and plans are very much shrouded in deep secrecy (Mars travelling through his 12th house) The power of men (Mars) directing things from behind the scenes (12th house) , are significant now, and somewhat dark.

Saturn is this month squaring Trump’s Chiron in his second house, the house of values and finances, suggests that the trajectory of the economy of the States is not going to be pleasing him… but he is very lacking in learning curves in his chart currently, so will storm ahead with his ideas and ego and with some impatience and anger, as planets in Virgo at play now, are all also, as in Johnson’s chart, squaring up to his Gemini birth chart placements.. He will likely be dangerously rash, impulsive and indeed angry, mid month especially re foreign policy, when Mars squares up to his Uranus; and around the 21st-24th when Mars squares his Sun.

There is much deception and smoke and mirrors in the global mood generally this month, as Neptune is so powerful, and not in a particularly good way.  From Pisces, he is being opposed by the 4 planets passing through Virgo  this month. On the 4th he is opposed by Venus, on the 7th by Mercury, on the 10th by the Sun and on the 14th/15th by Mars. These will all be dates of trickery and deceits and indeed confusion and misjudgement. This may be brilliant for the arts and creative inspiration; however, in terms of mendacity and illusion, these are dangerous days.  The power of the sea is likely to be significant too this month.  Idealism is strong, but it can also get the better of reality, not in a good way

Also in the last half of the month Jupiter squares up to Neptune from Sagittarius, creating escapism and a tendency for a chasing of unicorns, with fingers crossed.
 
A critical mass has been reached on our planet, where value systems clash ferociously. Every crisis is an opportunity. Our value system is at a crossroads and wisdom must prevail over the power of money/greed.

 
Note to my readers.

I sometimes have readers commenting on how in some months, their birthday period in a specific sign is not highlighted in my monthly forecasts.

Sun sign forecasts are in fact extremely limiting, as the Sun is only one factor of many in your birth chart, and only your Sun position can be definitely known solely from just your birth date & month. The Sun’s 12-month orbit means it returns virtually to the exact same degree at the same time each year (your birthday) & hence basic Sun sign forecasting. In some monthly forecasts, your particular birth sign Sun degree is not necessarily being influenced by any planet & hence the lack of comment.

Without more personal specifics; year, place and & preferably time of birth, astrologers cannot make deeper comments regarding the other, very influential planets that comprise a full astrological birth chart (Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto). These have hugely individual, varying orbits (unlike the Sun) & are exerting frequent, differing significantly powerful influences, which affect each one of your individual planetary positions at different times in your unique personal birth chart.

If you are interested in a detailed, personal forecast for a period of either 1, or 2 years, you can find ordering options on the services page of my website:  www.astroanalysis.co.uk.

I would also need your name, full date, place & preferably time of birth & contact details, which you can send through my contact page.

You can also simply contact me by email:  leigh@astroanalysis.co.uk

 
ARIES   

There is a significant amount of emphasis this month on work issues and relationships for your sign.

After the 14th, all born up to April 17th have an excellent opportunity for powerful and important communication that is helpful, positive and others give wisdom and you can return that wisdom to others.  

Also after the 14th, for all born up to April 11th, the power of affections and love are opulent and your charms can gain favours.  

Jupiter is really encouraging travel and international and legal issues are also enhanced, as is joy in study and all philosophical understanding, all especially true if born April 5th to 10th. 

However, if born April 3rd and 4th, there is also currently the influence of Saturn, continuing from August, which does indicate ongoing stresses, restrictions, responsibilities that are onerous on the work front and from authority figures.  Delays will demand patience or re-thinking of projects.   Heath needs care too.

Pluto, back to 20 Capricorn, is once again, as late December 2018 and January 2019, squaring the Suns of those born around April 11th.  For this group there is definite intensity and inner turmoil and power struggles within, which may manifest externally to do with your position and your public standing in life.  Endings of chapters are in the air and some crises, which actually may well emanate from your own psychology.  Be as conscious as possible and always have good motive. 


TAURUS

This could be a great month for many of you for enjoyment of life, celebrations and creative abilities.  

Indeed, before the 14th, for all born after April 26th you are gifted with communications on a creative level, particularly when talking to or about offspring, are favoured. 

Before the 14th, if born after May 3rd, happiness and celebrations of love and creativity are also flagged up and your charms and affections are underlined. 

Similarly, Mars also in Virgo all month, is bringing for all born after April 28th, a courage and determination to achieve that which is constructive and successful, notably in love life and to do with social activities and the arts.  

Saturn is currently bringing quite a serious, but constructive note to all born around May 3rd to 5th.  Legal issues, wisdom, philosophical issues are all favoured and indeed travel for some obligation, that is satisfactory, is also possible.  

Uranus is in your sign now and is currently directly hitting in his once every 84-year hit, the Suns of those born April 25th to 28th.  This is an unpredictable time, where your desire for freedom and change is strong.  The authentic you needs to be released and any chains or restrictions will become intolerable.  The unexpected is in the air, but don’t be too impulsive, but watch the change carefully. Acknowledge it.  Don’t push the river.  Awakening is around you, but it can be brought by a few jolts. 

Neptune is also kindly disposed now in his rare Sextile to the Suns of those born May 6th to 9th.  The power of affections, heart and empathy and sympathy and the soul are all unleashed, happily and creatively. The arts and a sense of increases spirituality are underscored. 

Pluto is also currently still empowering those born around May 10th-12th

This can only give a sense of great insight, and the power to deliver your truth and your ability to transform and regenerate yourself and your life.


GEMINI

Domestic issues and family issues dominate this month, as does enjoyment, fun and creativity.

Before the 14th, if born after May 26th, communications with family are important and powerful, but there is a chance of some misunderstandings, so have a care. 

Also before the 14th, if born after June 3rd, be aware that excessive, lavish spending or indulgence is a possibility around home , family and real estate.

However, after the 14th, for all born up to June 18th, your writing skills are spot on and your communication ability, particularly with offspring and those whom you love, are very helpful and constructive. 

Also after the 14th, for all born up to June 12th, love life takes on a particularly potent and sweet force, as do your artistic abilities.  Offspring bring joy. 

For all of you born after May 29th, all month will bring a sense of drive and determination in your home and around family.  There is just a danger that it could become a little bit over forceful.  Impatience and irritation can be the result. 

Jupiter, for those born June 7th to 11th can bring a little bit of over-confidence and over-reaching, particularly connected to relationships and others can tempt you into extravagance or daring activities that you may regret later. 

Neptune currently, for those born June 7th to 10th, warns against any smoke and mirrors in behaviour, particularly on the work front and also be careful whom you trust.  Check out credentials and details.  Idealism, confusion and vulnerability is in the air.   Around the 4th and throughout the 2nd week, this smoke and mirrors effect is especially powerful.


CANCER

The power of your mind is strong and motivates you this month and family concerns will also predominate, especially in the second half of the month.  

Before the 14th, if born after June 26th, communications with siblings in particular are advantageous and your communications skills in general can bring benefits.  

Before the 14th if born after July 5th, your ability to persuade people of issues because of your combination of charm with intellect, is impressive. 

However, after the 14th if born up July 19th, make sure your communications around real estate and family are clear and also after the 14th if born up to July 12th, have a care that your generosity and extravagance is not stretched too far, particularly around family and home. Sentimentality abounds.  

Mars is well angled now for those born July 1st to 21st.   Your actions are intelligent, well directed and constructive.  You are an intellectual force majeure.

Saturn however is currently opposing the Suns of those born July 5th to 8th, as he was last 
January.  There are definitely blocks, restrictions or obligations to others that are problematic and only you can decide whether these obligations are valid or not.  Look after your health.  Do what is necessary. Don’t lose confidence and other people may bring challenges to your door and reality checks which need addressing with a sense of honesty and humility.. 

Uranus however, for those born June 27th to 29th is bringing a sparkle of excitement and joy around friendships and favourite causes and goals.  You are able to move forward in an intuitive way and you are driven and awoken to be true to yourself and the unexpected and exciting can open doors. 

Neptune is very creatively, spiritually and empathetically inspiring. Your heart and idealism cannot be repressed now if born around July 8th-11th. Travel can be part of this and your intuition abounds as does your humanitarian side and sense of justice. The sea and the arts especially music, can be very healing.

However if born around July 12th-14th, be aware that Pluto is back challenging you, as he has been on and off since February last year. This once every 248-year energy, is over by the end of the year … but meanwhile ensure you are not a victim of control or coercion or enter into a power struggle that can be ruthless. Draw a line and if necessary walk away… or at least be very careful in how you handle this and keep squeaky clean. Endings, followed by new beginnings are in the air.


LEO

Money may be a focus for many of you this month with so much emphasis on your solar second house.  

However, after the 14th, if born up to August 19th, your ability and desire to communicate constructively and wisely is underscored. 


Also from 14th for all born up to August 12th your charms combine with your intellect to impress.  


Jupiter is very well disposed now towards those born August 7th to 12th.  Luck is in the air.  Confidence, benevolence, enjoyment of life, party time and indeed issues to do with love life, creativity and offspring are buoyant.  

Uranus, now in Taurus, is in a square relationship to your sign and currently that is directly influencing those born July 28th to 31st.  For this group it is work and career issues and your public standing that are unpredictable.  There is a need or desire for change and you are restless, but you are also impulsive, so have a care.  This influence will be with you until summer 2020, so watch it unfold and some enlightenment is definitely in the air, but restlessness and surprise events from within and without are bound to happen, but can have their indirect positive impact.

The outer planets Neptune and Pluto are not currently affecting your Sun sign, but that does not mean that they are not impacting your other planets and points I your personal chart.


VIRGO

Your sign is extremely busy this month and before the 14th all born after August 30th will find the principle of communication and thought to be extremely important, but listed rather than just speak.  

Also, before the 14th, if born between September 5th and 15th, your charms are significant, you’re radiating harmony, affection and goodwill.  
However, Mars also in your sign all month, does bring a little bit of a warning that for all born September 1st to 21st, although you will be driven and competitive and determined and focused, you may also be impulsive, impatient, irritable and a little bit over-assertive, so have a care. 

Jupiter is squaring your sign from Sagittarius currently and now directly affecting those born September 7th to 13th.  There is a distinct possibility with this influence of over-confidence, over-reaching or self-indulgence.
A little arrogance is not a good look, although that is not typical of your sign, but certainly over-expansion, connected to home or family is possible.

Saturn however, is creating a caution that is constructive for all born September 5th too 8th.  Hard work, reality checks and constructive efforts to improve situations are indicated and being very mature and grown up about love life and in dealings with offspring may be necessary and successful. 

Uranus is well disposed now from Taurus to those born August 28th to 31st.  Travel can be unexpected and particularly enlightening and awakening and there is a need for the new, the big picture and the liberating.  This is a long inspiring journey and ultimately very positive.  

Neptune, however, is opposing the Suns of those born September 8th to 11th.  Beware idealism.  Beware charlatans and deceptions.  See things and people clearly, but creatively this can be magical.  Be especially careful around 4th and the 7th-15th when all these qualities, both positive and negative are potentially strong in your life

Pluto is brilliantly empowering now for those born September 13th to 15th, a sense of destiny is in the air and you can feel empowered creatively and romantically. Courage and transformational energies are surfacing, to be acted on constructively.



LIBRA

After the 14th Mercury and Venus enter your sign, bringing for those born up October 19th a sense sharp mind and communication skills and for those born up to October 14th your presence has a calming, soothing and very attractive influence on others.  Harmony and beauty is radiated. 

Jupiter is also in a lovely angle to the Suns of those born October 8th to 13th.  He is bestowing intelligent action, which brings luck, wisdom. You are the giver and receiver of good news and confidence and blessings go together. 

However, Saturn is a different story for those born October 6th to 8th. Obligations and duties weigh heavily as do blocks and restrictions, but this is a time where you have to face some facts and deal with difficulties with maturity and courage, particularly on the home and family front and recognise that some obstructions can be a learning curve. 

Finally Pluto is still affecting those born October 13th to 15th.  This Square to your Sun is bringing some internal tensions and explosive, volcanic moods.  You struggle with authority figures or indeed conflicts within yourself. Issues on the home and family front can also be challenging and it is important to tackle deep routed issues with consciousness and awareness and avoid coercion from self to others and vice versa.  By the end of the year you will have resolved these issues.   Endings of chapters in your own psychology and within your life are likely as a result of this once every 124-year transit.


SCORPIO

After the 14th, if born up to November 18th your have leadership skills and give very good directives to all groups of people and your own goals are well achieved through your intelligence.  

Also after the 14th, for all born up to November 12th, there will be a tremendous sense of enjoyment and love of what you are doing. Friendships and love life can go together and you receive and give positive support.  

Mars also, if born between November 1st and 21st will bring all month the potential for very intelligent focus and leadership skills that are proactive and determined and with positive results. 

Saturn also is constructive in a sort of demanding way, to all born around about November 5th to 8th.  You are grounded and practical and realistic in your thinking and speech and hard work is embraced, as you have seen the positive outcomes of it.  Communications will be serious and practical and responsible. 

Uranus is now in the opposite sign to your sun sign, directly influencing currently those born October 28th to 31st.  This once every 84 year hit is with you until early 2021 and basically is bringing the unexpected and the surprising and maybe uncomfortable but possibly ultimately liberating because of the impact of other people’s thoughts, behaviour and decisions. Hang on in there.  This is a journey.  All you can predict is the unpredictable, but it is part of a destiny of change 


Neptune however is inspiring for those born November 8th to 11th, creatively and in love life and with offspring you are compassionate, spiritually aware and the power of your heart is strong. Soulful connections are experienced. 

Pluto, your ruler, for those born November 12th to 14th, are really now finding their feet in terms of insight, determination, communication power, achievement, confidence and destiny. This rare sextile to your Sun can now bring out the best of the Scorpionic powers you have.




SAGITTARIUS


Work, career direction and status will be your primary preoccupation for much of the month. 

After the 14th, there will be a bit of a shift towards social life and friendship for those born up to December 18th.  Wise words will be given and received to those you value and communication skills are on the ball. 

Also after the 14th, for all born up to December 12th, you will receive much support, love and affection from friends and your social skills shine.

 It is important however, certainly before the 14th, to ensure that communications in a professional context are clear and that you do not try and buy favour through excessive charm. 

There is also a slight warning for all born November 30th to December 19th that irritation, impatience and over-assertiveness at work can create a few enemies.  

However, Jupiter still travelling through your sign is currently really advantageous to those born December 7th to 12th.  Travel, confidence, expansion, opportunities, positivity, luck are all yours in this once every 12-year hit.  You radiate success.  

Neptune, still trawling through Pisces, is still Squaring the Suns of those born December 8th to 11th, adding a dimension of potential over-idealism and even likely seeing through rose coloured spectacles.  The downside of this is the potential for self-deception or indeed deception from other people.  Check out detail.  That’s where the devil is and also check the credentials of others.  

Be wary around the 4th and the second week of the month when, all is not as it seems and it is important to keep real and grounded and check things out thoroughly.


CAPRICORN

This is a brilliant time for internationalism and travel and also for study, particularly before the 14th.

Indeed, if born after December 29th, your academic insights and your communications particularly long distance and in legal issues are admirable.  

Also, those born January 3rd to 12th can happily combine love life with travel and indeed through those who you meet in academic context.  

However, after the 14th, if born up to January 16th, ensure that all your communications with those in a career context are clear, because there is room for misunderstandings. 

Also after the 14th, if born up to January 11th, there is a need to ensure that you are not over-doing the charm in order to gain advantage at work. 

Mars is now very much on the side of those born December 31st to January 19th.  The drive and competitive side is strong.  Your energies are constructively directed and you can achieve a great deal and again, particularly in the context of travel, legal issues, publishing issues and academically. 

Saturn, however, is currently again, sitting on the Suns of those born January 3rd to 6th.  He did this before in January and now he is re-visiting that issue.  Blocks, restrictions are in the air and problems have to be solved.  Reality checks also have to be faced and also a time to look after your body and to get rest, but single mindedness in terms of solving the situation may be necessary and after the 18th, when Saturn goes direct, progress, though hard won, can start to be achieved.  

Uranus however is now inspiring to those born December 27th to 30th. The new, the exciting and the uniquely you is shining., not least creatively , in the arts , but also in love life and speculative interests.   Your need to be true to your uniqueness is paramount. Freedom is important too.

 Neptune is very kindly disposed still towards those born January 6th-9th.
 Your heart centre, your intuition, your spiritual sense and creativity and compassion and empathy, is so powerful and positive for your now.  Acknowledge it; and realise that a necessary balance is needed in your life now, achieved by downgrading the ego and materialism, on the altar of other less tangible values.  

Pluto of course is till slowly matching through your sign and is still impacting those born January 10th –12th. This long haul is gone by the years end, but during these months since early 2018, you have transformed as a result of inner and outer changes. Destiny has been powerful and you have needed and still need, to ensure wise and benevolent use of power and acknowledge the importance of the power of change, both good and seeming uncomfortable, as part of life’s journey.
Phoenixes rise from the ashes of the old.


AQUARIUS

After the 14th, if born up to February 16th, travel can be connected to academic interests and your wisdom and big picture understanding, typical of your sign, is shining.  Long distance communications thrive. 

Also, after the 14th, if born up February 10th, joy and romance and indulgence can be experienced in a long distance context.  

Jupiter is well disposed now towards those born February 4th to 9th. Your goals with other people in cooperation with you; and your leadership skills are shining and you can achieve what matters to you. Luck is on your side and travel is successful and fulfilling.  

Uranus your ruler however, is now challenging to some extent, and has been for a few months, the energies of those born January 25th to 28th. The unexpected is in the air, particularly on the domestic and family front.  This is a time where you need care and thoughtfulness in actions and be prepared for a ride that is not necessarily planned.  The purpose of this is to kick start you into a different future for reasons best known to the universe.  Be flexible and go with the flow. It is about the journey, not the arrival and will be lasting until early 2021.  Your ability to control events and life will be less certain than usual, but that’s ok, just avoid impulsive or risky action.




PISCES


Relationships have such a strong input in your life in September and before the 14th all born after February 24th will find the power of communication very important with those with whom you are close.  

Also before the 14th, if born March 3rd to 12th, enjoy the fact that love and affections are very much geared in your direction.  

Mars, however, throughout the month is directly affecting those born February 27th to March 12th.  This brings assertive people into your life and your relationships will have a competitive feel.  People aren’t pushovers and you need also to beware being over-assertive yourself.  Competitive relationships can over-rule cooperative ones.  

Jupiter, now in Sagittarius, is squaring the Suns of those born March 5th to 10th this month.  This can give over-confidence and a tendency to push beyond what is sensible or reasonable.  Enjoyment can be had by all means, but a little bit of moderation and not over-reaching would be a positive thing, particularly in career and in the work context. This may come across otherwise as over-confidence or arrogant. Don’t let ego get the better of you.

Saturn however, is very constrained and constructive protective influence for those born March 3rd to 6th.  Serious efforts can be very advantageous to your goals and indeed to help others, which gains you respect. 

Uranus is well disposed now and continues to be until early 2021 to those born February 24th to 27th.  Your mind is broadening, awakening.  You are looking outside the box.  Your intuition is strong, as are your insights and your desire to believe uniquely in what you need; and to be free of constraints is strong, but in a constructive way.  Enjoy. Your magnetism is also strong.  

Neptune, your ruling planet, is currently and continuously sitting right on the Suns of those born March 6th to 9th.  This once every 165 year transit, is a one off. Never have you been more Pisces, in both in the positive and the negative angles… i.e. hypersensitive,, maybe psychic, idealistic, spiritually and very creatively driven, and very porous in your absorption of all around you. However it can also make you over sensitive sometimes and negatively escapist, avoiding reality and too vulnerable.  You need lots of rest, but being near the sea can be healing and feeling the power of the arts, music and film are particularly intense.
This same group need to be especially aware of all these qualities being triggered around the 7th and throughout the second week when Neptune is very activated.

Finally Pluto is bringing a dose of his power and destiny to those born March 10th-12th.  His influence on you is to inspire you in a collective way, with intelligent insight into the truth and the roots of things. Your leadership skills are strong … as is you big picture understanding.