Tuesday, 31 March 2020

APRIL 2020 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW


We are clearly in a game changing global health crisis and a resultant, burgeoning socio-economic tsunami.

As many of you who have followed my blog and that of other astrologers, over the last several months or so will know, this rare critical period has been anticipated, because of the current planetary combinations of Saturn (karmic schoolteacher) being in conjunction to Pluto (major power drive).  This conjunction has been building over 2019 and culminated in January/ February this year, in the critical karmic last 10 degrees of the sign Capricorn, a sign that represents establishment driven socio economic systems.

 It has been obvious, at the least astrologically, that a crisis in our whole economic system was looming, but what exactly would trigger it, was not so certain. This powerful, rare conjunction in Capricorn last happened approximately 500 years ago.

While Pluto has been in Capricorn, since 2008 (till 2024/2025), the flaws in the values of our global socio-economic system and the prevailing establishment (the principles of Capricorn) have been, increasingly more evident for some years in terms of its fallout for our planet and its inhabitants. Pluto often equates to selfishly ruthless and obsessive tendencies in the pursuit of the power, in the area of life symbolised by the sign he is moving through.  Think of the words Plutonium and Plutocracy, to understand the potential strength and misuse of this power

Saturn by contrast is indeed a severe, if necessary, disciplinarian, a karmic schoolteacher and is a reality check agent, bringing karmic lessons, re any abuse of power associated with the principles of the sign he is travelling through, He has been in Capricorn since the beginning of 2018.

When Saturn closely linked up with Pluto in Capricorn late last year/ early this year, this flagged up the beginning of the real clash of these two powerful, contradictory planetary energies. Firstly, by showing the whole system the clear need to confront the impact of human activity induced climate change; and now to face up to the dramatic trigger event of the spread of the Covid 19 virus, which is also linked to human interference with the natural order of nature.

Saturn, is therefore now putting a huge brake on and indeed exercising an enforced assault on the express train of Pluto, which has seen the neo liberal capitalist economic system gallop along unchecked ruthlessly since 2008, despite the warnings then of the financial meltdown at that time (Banking crisis). We did not learn our lessons then, so Pluto’s intense power in Capricorn, has served since then to escalate and rubber-stamp the unmitigated principle of a relentless desire for economic power and growth, at the expense of the planet and indeed, many of its people, in terms of growing huge inequality. Climate change denial by the big players has been rife. It really has been an inconvenient truth.

Interestingly, just as the power of Covid 19 became apparent in its effect on all our lives so dramatically, Saturn nudged into the 1st degree of Aquarius on March 22nd  (every 30 years) where he hangs out temporarily till the very beginning of July.  He however still remains conjunct to Pluto throughout. Saturn is the planet of uncomfortable necessity, a brake on unwise energy; an enforced limitation and he is a karmic schoolteacher. He enforces maturity, constructive austerity, hard work and discipline (benevolent despot). He will impinge on and also focus significantly on Aquarius characteristics while in that sign. These are about individual freedom and the necessity of big picture insight. Aquarius also rules technology, science, the future and humanitarian principles.

Saturn, (necessity) in Aquarius now, correlates with the necessary current limits on the freedoms of individuals, the need to conform, for the sake of the many. This is likely to be in place till the beginning of July in many countries..

Technological development, scientific research, the production of medical equipment and a focus on scientific insight is now, and will remain, an essential and frantic urgent mission, suddenly invested in as a necessity, not because of economic opportunity, but as a humanitarian imperative, in order to resolve the many issues we face.  It is interesting that suddenly experts are honoured and desperately needed, after recent sentiments by some, that we have had enough of experts.

Saturn will force us to appreciate the scientific ingenuity principles of Aquarius operating powerfully, particularly till the beginning of July, after which, Saturn moves back to Capricorn till mid December.

When back in that sign, Saturn in the last 6 months of the year will reveal fully the economic fallout of this crisis, and so highlight the flaws of our socio-economic system. There will be a need to radically rethink this system as a result. Every crisis is an opportunity. If we do try to go back to the same old values and global behaviour, especially re environmental issues, this sort of event will keep recurring.

 During this current lengthy pause in normal human activity, and not least in the reduction of road traffic and flights, there has already been a significant improvement reported in the quality of the air in many places, and nature has bounced back in many cities. We need to take note

This Saturn brake on the power of the Pluto trajectory during this time, is and will be a particular shock to those of our world leaders, not least in the USA and Brazil, amongst others, who espouse the principal of eternal economic growth as the only god worth worshipping, and who seem to see it as more important than human life and the planet itself.  Their ego is totally tied only to the visible power of a thriving economy. Their time is nearly up.

The warnings of the fallout of climate change and planetary pollution, for our planet, as a result of our obsession with economic power and eternal growth, have been now largely acknowledged, but the systemic response to reverse or combat this has been inadequate to say the least.  However nature will always have the last word. She (mother nature) is now demonstrating a different approach through Covid 19, to reveal the now clearly globalised fall out of our abuse of nature, not least of animals and how the results of this abuse has become a serious threat to us all, in a different guise, i.e. in a now more direct, personal and a potential lethal form.

This powerful Covid 19 pandemic correlates with the current very potent placement of Neptune in Pisces (nature and its laws). This transit of Neptune in Pisces (2012-2026) happens every 165 years and is so strong, because Neptune rules Pisces, so this planet is doubly strong in its own home sign. This combination puts huge emphasis on the power of invisible, insidious spread and permeability; with no boundaries metaphorically and literally (results of unprecedented globalisation). This has manifest in the spread of fake news and the smoke and mirrors blurring of the differentiation between facts and lies. It can also manifest in literal spread of invisible viruses. Neptune and Pisces are symbolic of the underestimated, invisible power of nature to affect our planet and how it can bring to our attention, the massive results of our misuse of nature / animals and the karma we can face globally, as a result.

We have had viruses before such as Sars and Bird flu, which have emanated because of our abuse of animals. Bringing animals into contact with other animals and humans, both of which they would normally have no contact with, is a dangerous game, notably in Wet markets where live and dead animals mix and are killed in close proximity. We have invaded their territory unnaturally, as we claim more and more of their space, not least because of growing agribusiness across the world. There is also a dark economy in the wild animal market.

This unnatural interference with animal lives and territories leads to the emergence of unique mutated viruses that also infect humans and which now affect the world, because of no boundaries to travel. We are now affected, as never before and so we are all waking up. This is the downside of Neptune from our viewpoint i.e. no boundaries to the very dark fallout of our abusive treatment of nature. But this brings a balancing, if harsh learning curve. We reap what we sow.

Previously, Most of these viruses we have experienced have been contained within poorer countries, so most of us had the luxury of watching from afar.

Ironically, we humans have acted rather like a virus on the planet ourselves, through our spread of destruction of the natural world and on the habitats of our fellow creatures, all on the altar of our economic system and priorities; and of course because people have to make money somehow, anyhow.  Nature is retaliating.  She tends to have the last word.

The upside of Neptune in Pisces however, is an increased emphasis on compassion, empathy and a caring coming together of people in order to help those that need it. The power of the heart/soul is given oxygen by this Neptune transit. It will serve to help correct an imbalance in our current unsustainable value system that is threatening to destroy us all.  Community groups locally, and in many countries have recently arisen to help the vulnerable and now also the increasingly poverty stricken and especially those who are working under such difficult conditions, such as health workers. Suddenly we are all appreciating these life saving workers as never before and many governments now have to face the results of complacently undervaluing these people and of the under funding of the institutions they work in. These people are not in the purely money making game, that the economy reveres and prioritises. They work for the caring of humanity.

 It is also true to say that this transit of Neptune in its home sign of Pisces is really making us (most of us) increasingly value nature, as it is increasingly diminished and threatened. What is beautiful is valued; and as it becomes rarer or threatened, we value it more.  Neptune opens the heart to the beautiful, the simple and the essential, on our planet. The likes of Greta Thunberg personifies this and the children born 2012 – 2026, who have this planetary position in their natal charts, will value nature especially passionately and will be horrified at what their predecessors have done to the planet.

Saturn’s power in the manifestation of the need for lockdown, yes, is a current huge assault on our lives and on economic growth, but there was no choice in terms of life saving and it will bring an enforced potential realisation of a necessary shift in values. This enforced block on our usual pursuit of our everyday lives, is an opportunity to pause and have a collective fundamental rethink of our direction of travel as a planet. Saturn can be very demanding and harsh, but retrospectively his lessons are very valued.  We will have to recognise that what we need is often far more important than what we want, or think we want.

Pluto, in its power, also flags up endings /death, metaphorically, as well as literally. It certainly points now to the death of our complacency about the human condition. Change is one of the two certainties of life. The old ruthless economic order will have to die and our power to create and advance, has now to become much more deferential to the principle of nature’s survival and therefore our survival. We cannot function without nature, but nature can thrive without us…and will, if she has to.

When Saturn is back in Capricorn (1st July to 17th December) when the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto is very strong again, we may need then to be very aware of the danger of any complacency about believing that the power of the virus has been weakened and indeed we may need to be reminded then quite harshly, that the old “normal” cannot automatically resume.

When Saturn finally commits to Aquarius throughout 2021, 2022 and till March 2023, he will certainly then step up to reinforce the lessons we are learning right now, related to the principles of Aquarius.  This will be about the future, innovation, and technology, and demand a total very urgent necessary commitment to finding ways to limit climate change fallout.  Aquarius also rules humanitarian issues and the quest for freedom and rules global cooperation and non-insularity. Saturn in that sign will force us, through some steep learning curves, to understand the necessity of global solidarity and cooperation in fighting the global problems we have, or we face ongoing disunity, which will help no one. Wherever Saturn is, shows us our karmic learning challenges, and where discipline and focus is needed, despite difficult mountains to climb. A race against time in technological development will be apparent, in terms of limiting the destructive fallout of our historic behaviour, and we will also be forced to face up to the consequences/karma of the misuse/abuse of the power of technology, which we have suffered from, over the last decade or so. 

Uranus, which rules Aquarius, is the planet that especially rules aviation, hence right now till July, and from December for 2 years, Saturn flags up a period where that industry will literally have its wings clipped, because of economic loss and fallout re ongoing caution over international travel. It will also be a time where there will be a real focus too, of necessity, on research and development on how to make flying environmentally sustainable.

This is all a huge eye opener. A very tough lesson in the need for systemic humility has been born and which we need to accept, respect and above all, learn from. If ever there was a need to acknowledge the principle of hubris and nemesis, it is now.

The climate emergency wake up call is chapter 1 and this Covid 19 crisis is chapter 2.

 What more will it take?


Saturday, 29 February 2020

MARCH 2020 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW


A significant astrological shift is occurring this month. Saturn is moving out of Capricorn and into Aquarius on the 22nd.  This is a temporary toe dipping exercise till the beginning of July, when he moves back into Capricorn, in order to finalise his work in that sign, completed by mid December 2020. He then commits to Aquarius to test the principles of that sign till March 2023.

On an individual level when Saturn is in Aquarius, natives of that sign, also Leos and to some extent, Taurus and Scorpio, will go through significant learning curves and reality checks, which ultimately are strengthening. Initially however between late this month and till early July, it will only affect people born around the 22nd of January, July, April and October.

Saturn is a benevolent despot, or can be described as a karmic schoolteacher.

On a global level, from Capricorn, which Saturn rules, he has continued to show us the downside of the validity of the prevailing socio/economic and political system and the current establishment. (Especially for Capricorn ruled England and Cancer rued USA) and makes evident the fallout of the ruthless pursuit of economic growth at all costs, even in the face of existential issues such as climate change. Saturn brings a certain nemesis to bear, but the establishment figures cling on furiously to this model (Saturn, negatively, tends to stick to the perceived safety of old habits)

From the air sign of Aquarius, (ruled by Uranus and sub ruled by Saturn) Saturn, will force a wake up globally to the more powerful karmic fallout from the power of technology and its abuse. (Uranus rules Aquarius and is very linked to technology and futuristic issues for good or ill and is also a humanitarian sign).  From Aquarius, the system will be forced, maybe uncomfortably so, to look outside the box and recognise alternatives to our habitual value system.  Positively, when we face certain problems that Saturn always flags up, we are, during his Aquarian journey, forced to work hard, out of necessity and often reluctantly, to combat and change things that have gone wrong with our thinking (Air signs relate to the mind and Aquarius enables the need to think out of the box/divergently). Saturn in Aquarius will point out undeniably, how we need to use technology for only the greater good.

It will cause basically a clash between the ongoing desire to pursue technological power for selfish, monetary/political gain, and the realisation that out of urgent necessity (Saturn) we have to direct technological progress (Aquarius) to develop more quickly, for the greater good of humanity and our planet.

We will have to find more new ways, of necessity, to change sources of energy and to apply many new technological abilities and breakthroughs to make headway to reverse, or stop the ongoing impact of our abuse of the environment, that has been underway over many decades. It will also bring a need to recognise a need to be free from the same old, systematic patterns of how we use power, and what power means.

Uranus the ruler of Aquarius, now in Taurus (May 2018 till May 2026)
is seriously waking us up and shocking us (the job of Uranus) to the fragility and value of our natural world and environment (Taurus), as chaos on our planet (floods, fires, drought) run amok, largely as a result of misuse and abuse of human power over it. .

Saturn from Aquarius will also be squaring Uranus (ruler of Aquarius) strongly in 2021 and that will really be a true clash of the titans.  However because Saturn will be in Aquarius (ruled by Uranus and co ruled by Saturn), the need for freedom from old outworn systems and values, versus the desire to stick with the old power systems, (especially as championed by many of our increasingly despotic leaders) can really become a serious battlefield.  The clash between freedoms to do as we individually wish, versus our collective responsibility to the planet, will be very real. However this combination will likely evolve, so as to only allow us to have freedom (Uranus), when it is combined with a huge sense of global responsibility (Saturn). This may even become a matter of global acceptance, as it becomes so obvious and in all our faces.

Scientific achievements will bring huge breakthroughs that are not related to the power of mere wealth. There will be a realisation of the need to set aside ego and see things in the light of impartial, impersonal law. A need for a sense of global responsibility will become undeniably apparent.

Neptune still in Pisces till April 2025 is bringing to our attention the lack of boundaries that a globalised world has and how what happens in one part of the world affects us all in some way now, not least the impact of climate change, technology and globalised capitalist economic forces. Neptune knows no boundaries and in Pisces, his own sign, his invisibility and permeability are extra strong, so this is totally underlined now. The Corona Virus (Covid 2019) issue is a classic manifestation… and its global affects on the economy.  To try to separate ourselves from a globalised world is impossible now.

The idea of setting a nation up as an independent power, cutting off from many other countries, is totally a rebellion against an inevitable need to work together in a very interrelated world, in order to combat huge globalised problems,

I have talked a lot previously about the significance of the current Saturn conjunct Pluto and that continues on and off for most of the year. This rare combining in Capricorn, of necessity also forces us to rethink our lives and to differentiate between what we want and what we need. It puts us all to the test, both individually and socio-politically/economically… about our choices of how we live, with repercussions that are existential, as never before, in their fallout.

Mercury remains retrograde till March 10th, so there remains till then a sense of uncertainly, confusion, delay and blockage, but actually it is really a time to stop, take stock and reconsider issues; a necessary and important pause for reflection, both personally and globally.

The Moon is full on the 9th at 19 degrees of Virgo; and is new on the 24th at 4 degrees of Aries.




Friday, 31 January 2020

FEBRUARY 2020 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW


All the planets, especially the outer planets (Pluto, Neptune and Uranus) and Saturn, which links the outer planets to the inner planets, have negative and positive manifestations.. There is a dark side and a light side. Too often on the world stage the effect is dark. The concept of good and evil, is a man made one, which derived necessarily from religion originally, and now largely emanating from a positive humanitarian belief in the need for a moral compass and for love, respect and cooperation; and the realisation of what goes wrong, when that principle is ignored.   The definition of good action by some however, can be seen as bad by others, especially to those in power, so we are never in total harmony on that one, as a human race.

Astrologically, that means that our attitude to the use of power (planetary) when strong in our lives can be variable to individuals, especially to those in power. A classic example, (apart from the obvious potential for misuse of narcissistic power, when Pluto is involved) is the power of Neptune.

Neptune rules Pisces and is now in Pisces (every 165 years), so doubly strong..It has been there since 2012 and stays till 2025.  Pisces and Neptune, when in negative mode (as we define it) represent confusion, deception, trickery, smoke and mirrors, uncertainty and illusion/delusion about what is real or not. I think there is no doubt that we are and have been feeling, that we are living in what has been called a post truth period, building over the last 6/7 years or so. Social media (Neptune) and many of our leaders and their people now have become excellent at representing lies as truth, and truth as lies.  As a result, there is a feeling in a populist sense, that you can just choose to believe whatever suits what you want to believe … and it has split countries, conveniently.

Positively of course, Neptune in Pisces (sensitivity) has brought to our attention the power of nature, its importance and fragile beauty and also of the sea (Neptune), and its need for protection in our climate crisis times. .. Pisces rules the emotions and brings empathy for the pure and simple… However that is an inconvenient truth, to those who want to pursue the old fossil fuel consumerist obsession… so the battle between the positive and negative manifestations of Neptune in Pisces is massive.

Neptune rules no boundaries (sea) and hence in Pisces, it has truly underlined the powers of and the downside of globalisation. The Corona virus, is therefore now such a global issue.. This nemesis results from the hubris of the Chinese using/misusing live animals in markets and we can all pay the price as a result.  We cannot isolate ourselves from global issues any more. We are all connected.

The way astrology presents the manifestation of the outcome of ways we choose to use the energies of the planets, is exactly via the principle of hubris and its eventual nemesis. This is both Shakespearean and a biblical concept and manifestastion.

Pluto and Saturn have now seriously and very rarely, shaken hands in Capricorn and will stay in partnership till late March and then reunite in July till mid/late December this year.  The power of either the potential conflict between these two, or their potential cooperation cannot be underestimated.

It is the clash of power (Pluto) with the necessary limitations of power (Saturn). This can be a cooperative combination, or a colossal fight between the two.

This therefore is manifesting in either the force of the necessity principle and reality check principle of Saturn, being in direct conflict with the potential of the pure egotistical abuse of the self serving power of Pluto. Hence a huge symbolic battle and divide is indicated.

 However, this combining of planets has been called the “aspect of the magician” when it positively manifests.  That is represented by the acceptance of the necessity for hard work, discipline, focus and the long term wisdom of Saturn, combining cooperatively with the positive side of Pluto, which is the determined, healing and unselfish, transformational power potential of that planet, and therefore used for the necessary greater good of all, i.e. essentially for planet Earth.

 If the clash brings out the negative side of Pluto, it in many ways, is like an archetypal battle between good and evil, which there has been many times, but this time it is global and affects our very survival as a human race, especially in a growing post truth and post democratic era.  

We face as a planet collectively now, as never before, the real test of how we use our power. Misuse will bring certain global nemesis. This battle threatens our planet totally, environmentally and indeed morally.

We all have to be reminded, the hard way it seems, that we need nature, but nature does not need us.

Because Capricorn rules establishments, especially the economic establishment, it is in the area of value systems that we are being truly tested and forced into understanding the priorities we need to adopt about what really matters in the long term. Short-term self-interests in economics are so often blind and destructive.

England is a Capricorn country, and indeed our royalty, a huge part of our establishment identity, is in a bit of a crisis, as the conflicting needs and interests of a young, relatively anti establishment couple, are finding themselves having to separate from the established status they find themselves in… which has become untenable for them.

 Meghan has transiting Saturn and Pluto opposing her ascendant currently, which affects massively all her significant relationships, and which are therefore currently being considerably tested and serious decisions have been made out of necessity. This Pluto transit will be in place for her on and off till December 2021. It will be a powerful and challenging transition for her.

 Her Saturn conjuncts her Moon (her ruling planet) at birth and Saturn rules her marriage house. She was always destined to have a marriage, which would bring hard choices in life about her spouse’s duties/life and its impact on her own personal freedom.

When Harry was born he had Saturn opposition his Moon (challenging events related to women/mother). His Moon rules his 7th house of marriage and significant relationships with women. When born, his Saturn (his ruling planet, as he has Capricorn rising) conjuncts his midheaven (duty and status) but its clash with the Moon, ruling his relationship house, inevitably would create a real conflict between his public status/duty as a royal, and his personal life and relationships with significant women. Choices have to be made. His experience surrounding his mother’s death certainly created a real and understandable lasting resentment towards the media and its implications for the lives of royalty.

As Harry travelled to Canada to join is wife and child late last month, he had Jupiter crossing his ascendant (every 12 years) a good omen for a sense of relief, pride and fulfilment, for now.

Trump is in the middle of his Pluto opposition his natal Saturn (every 248 years) and now Saturn has joined it, therefore opposing its own place exactly from the 14th –24th of last month.  This is a momentous combining and challenge, and as I have said before, it is as big as it gets for him as an existential and literal challenge.

This month, Saturn also moves to oppose his Venus in the first 10 days (every 30 years, and it repeats next September and October). Venus rules his public standing/position. He will be sorely challenged in status, but because of his personality type, he is likely to power through, as he seems impervious to pressures others would find impossible to cope with. Events then will be powerful and most people in power would, with this influence, be brought to their knees. However,Trump and his support base will defy normal limitations to power and their responses to events will likely be immoveable.  Saturn represents humility , but Pluto can defy it . This is all that is ominous about the power of Pluto combined with Saturn in Capricorn now, especially in concert with the parallel Neptune effect.

However, people defy Saturn , especially in its current position, with great risk, as Saturn is the lord of karma, as is Capricorn the sign of karma.

England, because of its Capricorn  rulership will be tested profoundly in terms of international relations, its status, and in its economy. Significantly, this will be strong next month, July and December, when Saturn conjuncts it’s natal Venus.

The fallout of Brexit will be more challenging than many think. Also from March, Boris Johnson has Neptune starting to square his natal Mercury, with him on and off for a full year. Confusion, smoke and mirrors, selective perception and deceptive circumstances from self and others, and being economical with the truth, will be rife in his life… not least, around international, trade negotiations and legal issues.

Affecting us all, Mercury moves retrograde in Pisces on the 17th and stays that way till March 10th. When Mercury is retrograde we all experience in some area of life (where Mercury is transiting in our personal chart) a period of delay or blockage and some frustration. In fact it is a time to re-evaluate our goals and our ways of doing things. Patience and self-reflection is needed.  Communications can also go very awry and clarity is elusive, so double check.

Mars in Sagittarius till the 17th certainly activates many Gemini’s energy, in terms of challenge and it indicates some confrontation from others for the two Geminis; Trump and Johnson. For Trump, that is in the first week and for Johnson it manifests at the end of the second week.

This month however generally, seems actually relatively calm and indeed seemingly constructive, compared to January, but around the 29th when Venus squares up to Pluto there are power struggles and some obsessive self interests manifest then.
 
The Moon is full on the 9th at 20 degrees of Leo and new on the 23rd at 4 degrees of Pisces.   Eruptions of the unconscious and endings are typical of the full Moon, whilst the new Moon brings the new and the innovative. One should sow on the new and we reap on the full.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

2020 AND JANUARY 2020 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW


We have begun the new decade of the 2020’s.
 
I think most people feel a little uncomfortable about prospects on a global level of the coming 10 years and indeed reality demands we should.  Anxiety is the precursor to action. Nature is screaming loud and clear to us. If we don’t listen on a globally united political level, the hubris/nemesis effect will be apparent.

Saturn is now seriously conjunct Pluto in Capricorn (a sign representing conservatism and the economic establishment) for much of the year, a very powerful phenomenon not seen since the early 16th century. Also, uniquely, alongside this powerful combining, Uranus continues in Taurus, which indicates upsets financially, and shocks in our natural world and ecosysyem. Neptune also for the long haul in Pisces, is creating ongoing increased sensitivity to nature and the awareness of the precious need to protect it, in much of humanity, for obvious reasons.. However, negatively, this Neptune position also correlates with an ongoing deceptive, smoke and mirrors factor in media power. Put together, it will be a decisive year in terms of determining the path of the future of mankind … one-way or the other.

Events such as the catastrophic bushfires in Australia will be the sort of terrifying climate change induced tragedies that force, by sheer necessity, a change in priorities in our values. Saturn is the necessity principle, he blocks and limits us when we are misguided; When we are chasing the wrong goals he will often deny us those goals, if they are ultimately not good for us. What we want and what we need is often not the same thing.  Saturn is not called the benevolent despot or the karmic schoolteacher, for nothing. He forces humility and reality on us; and when hitting Pluto, a planet that symbolises so often a ruthless, obsessive power, he will be a very troubling and challenging inconvenience to that determined, tenacious Pluto desire to keep on doing what he is doing, in terms of the establishment.

As Hubert Reeves so wisely said "man is the most insane of species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible nature .Unaware that this nature he's destroying is this God he's worshiping"

Saturn is now revealing the reality of what we have been doing to our planet and will force us to face the necessary fundamental reform of any toxic misuse of our power, and to change direction and much of our value system, as a human race. This planetary coming together will however potentially be a clash of the titans. Pluto can be either transformational or destructive…in fact he can be saint or sinner in manifestation. Whichever way his power and obsessive determination is used, it is huge. Cooperation or war between these two planets is the choice.

In the light of the climate crisis and hugely increasing inequality, the forces of determination to make the changes needed, versus the forces to keep the status quo, no matter how destructive that status quo is, will be formidable.  These two planets, Saturn and Pluto, must cooperate. If they do, the potential is tremendous. In fact this combining of these two planets has been called the aspect of the magician, when used positively and with mutual respect of each other’s mission. Working well together in their positive manifestations on our planet, can bring huge transformative potential. Motive and wisdom is everything.

January is a very intense month planetary wise. We have a lunar eclipse (eruptive and rather primeval in energy) on the 10th at 20 degrees of Cancer, a sensitive degree, as it will be so near to being in opposition to Saturn and Pluto, and importantly, Saturn exactly conjuncts Pluto from the 6th-16th. Also the Sun will conjunct Saturn and Pluto on the 13th and Mercury also conjuncts them on the 12th.

The Sun this month will square Uranus on the 22nd-24th, which brings the unexpected and some more shocks, not least geophysically.

So the period from the end of the 1st week till around the 18th will be pretty powerful, event wise, in all areas of being, socio politically, economically and environmentally.

On a less existential level, here in England we are facing a rather surprisingly large majority Tory government, although a win for Johnson was very predictable astrologically; however the size of it, maybe was not so predictable, but it was indeed like a fairy tale for Johnson. He did have Mars conjunct his Neptune and opposition Jupiter (which I mentioned last month) on the day of the results, which happens every 2 years for him. This, by influence, is dream like and a little deceptive in its achievements. It is like the jovial used car salesman who wins the rather questionable deal, far more lucratively than even he thought. Promising more than is deliverable, both to self and others, is the keynote of this transit, especially economically (The transit involved his 2nd and 8th houses of finances). He is in denial about that, or maybe not bothered. He will indeed have to find a way to opt out subtly, or not so subtly of many promises, when reality hits, which will be harsh.

The anger that Corbyn felt after his disastrous election result; and indeed the anger directed at him from party members was palpable. Mars was squaring his Pluto on Election Day and for several days after, so it was no real surprise.

Trump has Saturn opposing his natal Saturn (23 degrees Cancer) from the 14th-24th of this month (every 30 years) and indeed Pluto, in his every 248 year journey around the Sun, joins forces with Saturn at the same degree, from the 19th and stays there for the rest of January and for most of February. This is an extremely rare and incredibly powerful transit in Trump’s life. However between the 6th and 12th of January, when Jupiter opposes his Mercury, there can be a sort of false optimism for him, because of his ability to lie successfully to others in his camp. It can also cause him to be too impulsive in speech/tweeting, and which he later regrets.

Saturn also moves to oppose Trump’s Venus (25 degrees Cancer) in the first 9 days of next month, (every 30 years) with Pluto in tow. These Pluto and Saturn transits mark a very powerfully difficult period in his life, and they hover around all year over the same few degrees, on and off.  This sort of extremely rare transit, directly affecting natal planets, usually brings a major life challenge that prompts a rethink of everything and so often, a major change of circumstance, but it can also create a ruthless and dangerous determination to fight those inevitable forces.

Trump is somewhat impervious to truth and the reality of circumstances, so how these transits affect him will be an interesting, if not rather scary spectacle.

Jupiter, now in Capricorn since early December 2019 till late December 2020, for approximately a year, will, if anything, ironically, boost the status quo economically and encourage the persistent trajectory of growth, which will not, in the long term, be constructive for any of us, but brings some immediate short term financial gratification. However, in relation to the forces of Pluto and Saturn, this is small beer.

Saturn will separate for a while from Pluto and dip his toe into Aquarius from March 22nd till July 1st this year, after which, he returns to Capricorn till December 17th 2020, in order to finish his work there, He will then commit to Aquarius till March 7th 2023.

From Aquarius, Saturn will create a focus more on the pursuit of scientific truth and the impersonal, impartial laws of the universe; something that may well help more of the powers that be on the planet, to get a bigger picture, less ego centred perspective and value system.  It will also be a direct nemesis that we have to face in relation to the fallout of the years of misuse/abuse of technology (Aquarius) and indeed of social media.

Jupiter will join Saturn in Aquarius on December 19th 2020, where he will remain till May13th 2021, after which he will dip his toe into Pisces till late July 2021, and then he returns to Aquarius till late December 2021.  From Aquarius, Jupiter brings a more humanitarian and philosophical wisdom, with reform and universality as a theme. It also underlines a very big leap in the positive and hopefully wise use of, and development in technology.  Combined with Saturn in Aquarius, this bodes well for a much more accelerated productive use and power of scientific insight and healing technological breakthroughs, that cannot be ignored by any of us, notably in relation to the monumental battle against the forces of the climate crisis.

However when Pluto (power) commits to Aquarius (advanced knowledge, hopefully wisdom, and technological breakthroughs) in November 2024, for 20 years, the potential power of technology for good is truly great, but when Pluto is involved, there is always a significant danger of an egotistical abuse of power in the areas of interest that the sign symbolises, with destructive fallout. That is a concern.

Pluto as I said earlier, can be saint or sinner in his use of power. There are choices.

Despite my rather sober view of 2020, I sincerely hope that we all see some enlightenment, humility, love and determination to hugely limit our damage to our home planet and to bring real hope on our earth in the coming 12 months. 

 I wish my readers all the best of planetary wisdom and peace for the coming year.


Saturday, 30 November 2019

DECEMBER 2019 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR SUN SIGN FORECASTS


Jupiter moves out of Sagittarius into Capricorn for a year on the 2nd. He will join Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.. These 3 planets have only been together in the same sign a couple of times in the last 2000 years. Jupiter in Capricorn is conservative by instinct and is concerned with caution, favours the establishment, plays safe and values social status.

By contrast in Sagittarius, where he has been for the last 12 months, Jupiter has represented a passionate, philosophical desire for justice and freedom and a changed future.. Hence the Gilet Jaunes movement, the Hong Kong rebellion and also the Extinction rebellion having been so passionate and indeed high profile.  The power of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn has equated with the attempts to repress these movements, subtly or not so subtly; and Jupiter joining them in that sign will also tend to undermine these movements to some degree, and more oppression may well be the outcome.

Dark forces are in the air and it feels like a race to the bottom in terms of authoritarian politicians misusing power. Blatant lying, oppressing truth and manipulating the media is more the norm and impunity seems more and more the outcome of this increasing trend. When global crisis is in the air, denial and authoritarianism dominates.

Neptune so strong for good or ill, in Pisces has shown its negative profile, i.e. deceptions and sleight of hand in social media presentations, being embraced now by all political parties. Being economical with the truth and smoke and mirror politics and indeed denial of reality in significant cases has become almost the norm.

 Another negative Neptune in Pisces manifestation is sentimentality about the past being manifest and people putting faith in the heroic vision of apparently strong leaders, who claim they can lead us to a great, almost fairy tale future, whilst ignoring the pathologies of ongoing misuse of power and wealth and indeed wanting to further that very trajectory. This is based on narcissistic fantasy rather than reality. This contrasts powerfully with the positive side of Neptune in Pisces, which sees the dark realities and is fighting for a change of direction and values, not least for global climate change action; and for justice, fairness and compassion for the planet and its people.  It feels like the final confrontation.

Mankind, particularly among those in power, cannot stand too much reality, if it threatens their egos and the establishment, which gives them their power and financial advantage, so they indulge in denial and in more ego bombast, so as to gain more self-protective power in an increasingly ruthless way. Fear can create dark behaviour.

Saturn now and through January is joining together with Pluto in Capricorn in the last decan (last 10 degrees, the final chapter, bringing results of action undertaken during the first 2 decans).  This has been creeping up for some time. This coming together in Capricorn is a rare event, last experienced in early 16th century, and is echoed through 2020. This has big implications for the world in general. Saturn conjunct Pluto feels like the ultimate in a nemesis when it comes to the fallout of abuse of power especially related to economic and political establishment systems, which is represented by Capricorn.

The sense that the era of neo liberal capitalism is facing its final fall is now interchangeable with a feeling in the collective unconscious that this equates, terrifyingly, with the potential, (I stress potential) end of our world, as we know it, in terms of environmental destruction, and linked climate chaos. This is a nemesis resulting from many decades of the extremes of globalised capitalism and its worship of money and its eternal mantra of the pursuit of economic growth, which has now become both an existential and politically ideological crisis, that are fundamentally inseparable. This, to many, rightly feels like a matter of life or death, no less, or to put it in a moral context, an archetypal war of good versus evil, or future or no future.

Saturn equals restrictions and blocks, resulting from confrontation with karma and reality checks. Pluto is plain intensity and power, often of a dark quality, and always comes back to punish, if abuse of power has been in operation. Pluto is associated with death (metaphorical and literal) endings, implosions.  Saturn will now either temper Pluto by restricting abuse of power; and those who have abused power will be held to account, or, Saturn will be infected/owned by Pluto and will do his bidding in a structured and sternway. Currently, it seems the latter may prevail, as I can’t automatically see morality presiding as yet. Morality has become a very diminished value system, in many political regimes.

The USA has both Saturn and Pluto opposing its Mercury in January and February, creating major metaphorical earthquakes in its global identity, economic issues and in foreign policy. Trump’s chart is very challenged in late December, and especially karmically in early 2020 and indeed for more or less the whole of next year, on and off. Pluto will oppose his Saturn and Saturn will oppose its own place, as well as his natal Venus, for much of the year. Status issues and possibly health issues are seriously under pressure for him. There are significant endings of chapters in the air. This month, a critical few days for him will be around the 4th/5th, when challenges to him are ruthless and he responds typically ruthlessly.

The election in Britain on the 12th is clearly a close thing. Johnson natally has Jupiter opposition Neptune in his chart, which leads to being fantasy prone, and gullible when it comes to the realities of his own ambitions. Certainly not realistic. He sees what he wants to see and screens truth and discomfort out.  He has Mars in Gemini natally (very afflicted), indicating that truth is conveniently manipulated into a web of unrealistic ideas and fantasy. He is a used car salesman to himself, as much as to others...and because his Mars squares Uranus natally, he is very accident prone and risky in all ways. In fact he loves adrenalin and risk.

On the 12th he notably has Mars conjunct his Neptune opposing his Jupiter (happens once every two years). This absolutely suggests that his ability to win is underpinned by his ability to weave a veneer of charm and smoke and mirrors around his goals and ideas, which proves very powerful to many voters and he is, I think, likely to triumph, but only in a very precarious way. Deals will be done, he will promise the earth.

The 12th is a full Moon day at 19 degrees of Gemini;(it is exact at around 5.13 GMT.) This is the exact degree of Boris Johnson’s natal Mercury. A full Moon brings subconscious issues erupting to the fore, so in some way this period will resonate deeply with him and even bring some sort of last minute crisis for him, privately, or indeed, not so privately.

Corbyn meanwhile (no time of birth known, so a big disadvantage astrologically, in terms of forecasting) has no obvious signs of great victory,( unless born around 8.00pm, when Pluto would be trining his Moon by transit). He definitely however, has Mars squaring his Pluto on the 12th, and he has that square natally, which brings significant power struggles and anger into his life and around the 12th. Dark forces are likely to prevail then for him, and his anger is seriously underscored. It is a fight to the metaphorical death of someone’s status around him, or indeed his own.  Uranus will square his Jupiter in the following days, which also suggests a disruption to his position, which may be very difficult for him.  But I reiterate, no knowledge of his time of birth, indicates some significant unknowns on the day.

Also, Jo Swinson’s chart, again with no known time of birth, has no major obvious significant transits on the day, but again there is much missing information.

Globally, The12th and 13th see Venus conjuncting Pluto and Saturn and therefore are days that are decisive, intense and which speak truth in a forensic way of the mood music of our planet.

Meanwhile, also on the global stage, Uranus (upheaval and shocks) in Taurus (earth/nature) powerfully since last March and indeed till Spring 2026, keeps on reminding us disturbingly of the plight of our natural world under the influence of our climate crisis. Floods, droughts and fires are now screaming loud and clear to us all, about what is an imperative global priority to deal with. Additionally, Mars in Scorpio all this month will bring harsh truths to bear about our collective global state and very intense energies are around us for great good or, more likely, to be honest, and of necessity, for the opposite, are potentially in the ether. This is a time necessary shocks and jolts.

Apologies for the length of this piece, but it is a powerful time indeed.


Notice to readers re Sun sign forecasts.

 Starting in January 2020, I am very sorry , but I will only be posting a monthly global astrological overview, as I am afraid I will be discontinuing the monthly Sun sign forecasts. This honestly is mainly because of pressure of work, but also, when it comes to forecasting, Sun sign astrology is so inadequate, as it is such a limited part of an individual’s unique birth chart map.

I will however include in the monthly overviews, important shifts of major planetary energies when they happen, and how these shifts will impact the relevant affected Sun signs.

I hope the monthly global overviews will offer at the least information of interest for many of you.  

You can contact me at:
leigh@astroanalysis.co.uk





ARIES

December is a great month for travel for your sign.  Anything international in fact and your mid is also expanded. 

Also, after the 9th, when Mercury moves into Sagittarius you will all find that communications about abstract and metaphysical issues are of extreme interest and again, connections with other shores attract. 

Before the 20th, all born after March 28th may find that work holds much love and enjoyment but beware that charm alone won’t get you where you want.

However, after the 20th, if born up to April 14th, friendships, social life, enjoyment abounds, appropriately for the season.  

The first two days of the month are also significantly positive for those born in last few degrees of Aries.  Luck, largesse and travel again abounds.  

However, as Jupiter moves into Capricorn on the 2nd, suggests that all born up to March 28th, after that date there is the possibility of over-confidence, over-exuberance and a little bit of possible pushing the boat out too far, so be careful.  

Saturn continues to challenge those born April 7th to 13th as he did in the first five or six months of this year.  Work feels burdensome and focus is needed.  Restrictions and delays need patience, but you also need to be realistic about the implications of how you are feeling.  

Also Pluto is now squaring the Suns of those born April 11th to 14th. Again, work issues may cause power struggles both within and externally from others. Don’t sink to any abusive levels of behaviour..


TAURUS

Deep thought is a big issue for you now.  Superficiality won’t cut it.  

Before the 9th, all born after May 8th will find that important negotiations with others get to the root of matters and can be very significant.

Before the 20th, for all those born after April 27th, affections and harmony emanate from countries and through wisdom and insight.

However, after the 20th, if born up to May 5th, beware hypocrisy.  It may be strain to be continuously polite.

Mars in your opposite sign is now a challenge for all born after April 27th until May 19th.  Other people are quick to react in maybe not such a kind manner.  There is definitely a feeling of challenge around you so tread carefully. 

However, after the 2nd, Jupiter newly in Capricorn is very kindly disposed to those born up to April 27th, bringing optimism, positivity and sense of the future, which is good.  Jupiter will be in Capricorn until 20th December 2020, a very supportive place for all your sign. 

Saturn is ensuring that all those born December 10th to 15th have got their nose to the grindstone.  Travel may be dutiful, study may be challenging, but you are prepared to step up to the plate and do your best, which eventually brings good deferred gratification.  

Uranus is still shaking up the lives a little of those born April 21st to 24th. Change is definitely in the air and your restlessness and desire to be true to self is strong your insights are sudden and intuitive…. but do not throw out the baby with the bath water.

Neptune is bringing to those born May 5th-8th a sense of idealism and a yearning for beauty and a more spiritual sense of satisfaction.

Pluto is empowering to those born May 12th-14th and this helps gan confidence and a sense of determination and belief in self in relation to philosophy, wisdom, legal and international issues..


GEMINI

Relationships are a major focus this month and probably in a good way.

Between the 9th and the 29th you will all find that your ability to communicate and receive and give wisdom with good results is particularly strong. 

After the 20th, if born up to June 5th, love and travel go hand in hand and harmony in general is indicated.  Money too can manifest in a long distance context and learning and love go together. 

Jupiter moves out of your opposite sign of Sagittarius on the 2nd, giving in the first two days, for those born June 18th to 20th, a real boost of happiness, extravagance, expansion, travel potential and real high. 

Neptune is once again squaring the suns of those born June 6th to 9th. You are no stranger to this transit as it has been in the ether since April 2018.  A time to check things out, to be clear, to watch out for deception or self-deception, but idealism is strong. Nothing wrong with that but also keep grounded and indulge in the art, music in particular and the sea is very good for you; and there is a need and a desire somehow to make your career represent more of your heart.  Check out the small print is all documents related to work as well. 

Be aware that on the 12th, those born between June 9th and 11th will a full moon.  This can bring eruptions from your unconscious, which has been lying dormant for some time.  Take note of its implications.  


CANCER

Jupiter moves into your opposite sign of Capricorn on the 2nd where he will be for approximately a year and initially this will bring for all born up to June 29th a real boost to confidence, particularly in relationships, the only downside is over-doing, over-reaching, over-confidence.  Other people can bring benefits.  

Every day work issues matter to you and you may want to get house in order in some way and you feel up to the job. 

Before the 9th, if born after July 9th, communication with children, in love life and your relationship with arts is particularly pleasing and successful 

After the 29th, if born around June 22nd/23rd, relationships with partners and significant others benefit enormously from your communication skills. 

Before the 20th, love life gets a boost for all born after June 28th.  Venus is your Solar 7th House brings love, harmony, and generosity from others and your feel very embraced by this. 

Mars, between the 7th and 27th is bringing for all born June 28th to July 21st a boost and a competitive edge in your creative skills.  It also allows you to thoroughly enjoy romantic challenge and your energy is high both in love life and creatively. 

Saturn is still in your opposite sign of Capricorn and this month is directly affecting those born July 9th to 22nd.  You have had this before this year, notably in the first half.  Once again you are faced with challenges from other people, reality checks, were you have to work hard to ensure relationships are flourishing, but also where you have to face some facts where there are problems and where you are feeling repressed and do what is necessary. 

Uranus is currently exciting and stimulating change for those born June 23rd to 26th.  He is making you more humanitarian and looking outside the box and your desire for constructive change is exciting and needs noting. 

Neptune harmonises still with the Suns of those born July 6th- 8th. Spiritual and psychic feelings are strong and creative, inspirational talents are awakened.

Pluto now is opposing the Suns of those born July 12th-14th. Beware coercion by others.. Avoid dark situations that feel threatening or dangerous, but importantly do not let abuse of power affect you. If necessary, walk away if the alternative is unacceptable..



LEO

Jupiter will be moving out of Sagittarius on the 2nd.  He has been supporting you from that sign for the last year considerably.  

This month is a positive month for your sign , notable in the fun and romantic departments.  

However, before the 9th Mercury will be in Scorpio bringing for all born after August 10th challenges from family in the sense of verbal arguments and a desire to get to roots of things, which may feel uncomfortable for you.  Stop and think before you speak.

However, after the 9th and before the 29th, Mercury in Sagittarius will bring for you all a relief from that and the good times will  roll and communications are creative and loving. 

After the 20th, all born up to August 7th have Venus going through their Solar 7th House, which does also bring a cavalry effect whereby love and charm bring you favours and other people are very much supportive in many ways.  The powers of your affections are strong.

However, Mars in Scorpio this month will be bringing for those born July 30th to August 21st some sense again of challenge from your roots, your family.  You may be in argumentative mode and certainly having to defend yourself, but may be perceived as a bit of a bull in a china shop by those around you..  This can trigger rather unnecessary caustic responses on the home front.  Stop and think before you speak, as others will struggle to understand or appreciate your attitude.

Uranus is now a little disruptive to those born July 24th-27th. From Taurus he will bring for this group, a sense of some instability and disruption, possibly at work. All is not as is expected.    Be flexible and ensure that you are prepared for some inevitable change that can ultimately be liberating, even if initially it is unnerving.


VIRGO

Jupiter’s move into Capricorn on the 2nd is very good news for your sign and it initially benefits this born up to August 31st.  He brings a bonus of a new sense of freedom and luck is is excellent for love life and the arts.  It’s uplifting. 

However, in the first two days of the month, as he leaves Sagittarius, for those born around September 21st/ 22nd, there is a need to be careful of over-indulgence or over-confidence.  Not a trait that is usual with your sign.  

Home will be important to your sign this month and before the 9th, if born after September 11th, to utilise your excellent communication skills and wisdom in communications with siblings, which will be fruitful and expressing your insight is admirable. 

However, after the 9th, you all may find there can be some misunderstandings.  

However, in the last couple of days of the month, if born around August 25th, there can be harmony breaking out again. 

Venus, before the 20th, is bringing for all born after August 30th, much love into your lives, as he will be going through your Solar 5th House. Romance and creative skills and the ability to create beauty; and excellent interchange with children is yours.  

Mars is also very constructive this month for all born August 31st to September 21st.  Your powers of insight and forensic qualities are sound. You get to the roots of things and your energy is well focused and incisive, particularly intellectual energy.  

Saturn, still in Capricorn, is for those born September 10th to 16th, will feel their work is cut out in some way, but hard work pays off, as does a sense of responsibility.

Uranus is god news for those born September 25th-28th, great for sudden enlightening travel and exciting informative study. Some eureka moments are in the air.

 Neptune is still opposing the Suns of those born September Sept 7th-10th.
 Some confusion and smoke and mirrors are around.  Beware of deceptive people and circumstances around others, whether you are the perpetrator or they are. Look after yourself and keep grounded.

Pluto is now in excellent relationship to those born September 14th-17th.
Inspired determination and a sense of regenerative power is yours, in relation to romantic connections and all creative issues and around offspring.


LIBRA

Jupiter’s move into Capricorn this month ends a year where you have all benefited from his position in Sagittarius, not least in terms of your insight and intellect.  In Capricorn, he brings a year where you will all maybe be feeling a bit over-indulgent and this month that’s true of those born in September.  This may be a warning for the Christmas spirit being taken a little bit too far. 

This is a busy month, but you need to clarify communications and after the 9th and up to the 29th, communications are thick, fast and positive, notably with family. 

However, in the last couple of days of the month, if born around September 25th, check you have got the right gist of things.

Before the 20th, all born after September 29th will feel very indulgent and will have a love of being at home, but just careful about over-generosity, over-spending, over-doing anything.  

However, after the 20th, if born up to October 8th, there is a real feeling of happiness, contentment, joy, and celebration and also there is a peak in one’s ability to feel great love for others.  Romance can flourish and it’s very good for dealings with children and offspring.  

 Saturn, still in Capricorn, is once again creating for those born October 10th to 16th a sense of some challenge.  This has haunted you a little bit this year.  It may emanate from family circumstances but you feel tired and somewhat stressed and lacking in confidence, but you are being challenged to face some realities and sort them out.  Be patient with yourself and get the rest you need. Saturn is a karmic schoolteacher, a benevolent despot.

Pluto however is a challenge now to those born October 13th –15th and will be on and off for approximately a year. There is likely to be a sense of a need to empower and assert oneself, more than has been enabled previously’ and this may involve a family context. There is a potential for some power struggles, if not treading carefully, but at the least repressed energies and feelings may erupt, inevitably. It is important to be honest but calm and in control of self.


SCORPIO

Jupiter’s move into Capricorn this month is very positive for your sign as he is in sextile relationship and initially those benefiting are born up to October 31st.  For this group there will be a sense of confidence in communications, learning and in a more positive outlook on life.  A lift to mood and a sense of intelligent positivity is around you. 

Finances may well be a focus this month as the Sun is in your Solar Second House, but before the 9th, Mercury is in your sign, bringing for all born after November 10th even more astute insight than normal.  The  You need to listen to other’s opinions, but your communications have an impact on others.  

Before the 20th, Venus in Capricorn can bring for all born after October 30th added charm to your intellectual prowess.  Communicating generally and especially with siblings can be successful, as you combine love with reason.
  
However, after the 20th, when Venus moves into Aquarius, for all born up to November 7th, an element of hypocrisy or over-extravagance, particularly in home and family area can be a slight danger. 

Mars however, is in your sign this month, bringing for all born October 31s to November 20th a tremendous sense of competition, determination, assertion and energy.  Just be wary that it doesn’t tip into controlling assertion or assertion, but the cut and thrust of your desires and your actions are powerful.  Check the motive is good. 

Saturn, in Capricorn, is bringing a very strong sense of discipline and focus and hard work for all born November 9th to 15th.  This has been a theme of the year.  Your thinking is grounded and pragmatic and you rise to the demands of what is necessary. 

Uranus is now opposing the Suns of those born October 25th-28th as last April/May and this will bring unexpected events and change connected to relationships, which can be disturbing or unsettling, but in some cases, these changes and the expressed need for freedom within others, can lead to some enlightenment and some freedom for yourself.

Neptune is in harmony now with those born November 7th-9th. Extra emotional and creative sensitivity and strong idealism is yours now and this can be very rewarding in terms of the arts, love life and in relation to offspring issues. A need for a spiritual dimension is also strong.

Pluto, your ruler, is sill empowering in a very deep way the lives and psyche of those born November 13th-16th. Insight and a forensic mind is yours and the power of your communications have an impact on others. Use it wisely.


SAGITTARIUS

Your month, so enjoy.  Jupiter is sadly leaving your sign this month, on the 2nd.  He has been bringing benefits of bonuses at some point during the year for all of you.  His move into Capricorn can possibly bring some extra sense of security around finances, although with Saturn also in Capricorn, that is an area where you all have to be careful too. 

Mercury however, moves into your sign on the 9th, where he stays until the 29th, bringing for all of you a very great ability to communicate very successfully and effectively with others and your enthusiasm and your articulacy is of great benefit.  You do need to listen as well as speak, but your mind will be active.

Venus, moving into Aquarius on the 20th, will bring for all born up to December 6th a charm and a loving connection with others, notably brothers and sisters, but also a sense that your communications combine emotional intelligence with rationality.

Neptune is currently squaring the Suns of those born December 7th to 10th.  This has been a familiar transit since April 18th, but comes to the end on February 20th and for this group, you have needed to be and still need to be, very aware of the danger of seeing clearly, of some self deception or deception from other people.  Uncertainty and unsure ness has been around you and also an escapist instinct may have been problematic at times, but you need to ensure that you are certain of what is going on around you and beware of smoke and mirrors, either from those around you or within your own mind, as your perception of the truth maybe distorted and it maybe too easily to be economical with the truth when communicating with others.


CAPRICORN 

The good news this month is that Jupiter moves into your sign on the 2nd where he will stay for a year, which will bring for all of you at some point during this year a bonus, growth and optimism and positivity. This month after the 2nd, all those born up to December 30th are the direct benefactors.  Confidence, luck, opportunities, travel and a sense of protection at the very least is yours. 

Before the 9th, Mercury is Scorpio brings for all those born after January 8th a sense of excellent communication with friends and in terms of successfully negotiating your goals in life.  Your big picture insight is impressive to others and this is a good time for leadership and inspiring skills on your part. 

From the 29th of the month, Mercury just tips its toe into your sign, bringing for all those born around December 24th a sense of a desire to communicate and some hunger for interaction.

Before the 20th, Venus is in your sign, bringing for all born after December 29th, a sense of love and happiness and fulfilment at some point during that period.  You will look good and feel good and it is an excellent time for self-contentment and you give and receive affection well. 

Mars in Scorpio is also beneficial now for those born December 30th to January 19th.  He is bringing support and energy and drive in terms of your goals in life.  Friends are particularly able to pave the way for you but your own energy and drive, as a leader during that time in any project for self or indeed in collaboration with others is successful.

Saturn your ruler is however sitting now right on the suns of those born January 7th-.13th.. This has been in the ether, on and off since around last March.  This is the last time and suggests you need to address an issue finally, via hard work, maturity and facing reality.

Uranus is exciting for those born December 24th-27th. New sense of belief in own uniqueness is yours and a desire for freedom, with new and exciting opportunities in the ether, notably possibly in either a creative or romantic context. Neptune is a gentle influence on those born around January 5th-8th.. Extra emotional enrichment is added to your rationality and creative communications.  Imagination is enriched as is compassion and empathy.

Finally Pluto in your sign is very much affecting those born around January 11th-14th. This every 248-year event is quite profound. This can bring significant change and endings of chapters. Profundity is in the air. It also gives a sense of deep destiny and you come into contact with your own power, and this must be conscious and used with great responsibility and a clear conscience and for the greater good.


AQUARIUS

Jupiter moving away from Sagittarius, having been there for a year and now into Capricorn, will take away some of that pronounced positivity you felt in terms of fulfilling goals and now growth is more private and psychological for the coming year.  

Before the 19th, if born after February 8th, Mercury in Scorpio warns you to be very careful to stop and think before you speak to people as there can be misunderstandings and there can be impulse. Also communications can feel quite sharp and harsh, particularly in the work place.  

However, after the 9th, all of you will find that you are able to really effectively communicate, particularly with friends and in terms of collaborative efforts. 

After the 20th, Venus moves into your sign, bringing for all born up to February 4th, a real sense of harmony with others and self. You are  looking good and feeling good.  Love is in the air, you give and receive affection and kindness is yours.  Your charms are underlined.  

However, Mars is in square to your Sun position this month if born January 27th to February 18th. There is a rather sharp mood emanating from other people, again, possibly on the work front.  You too need to be careful about impulse in action as you can incur some enmity but others will not be pushovers. 

Uranus, your ruler, is back again shaking up to some extent your life if born up to January 25th.  Your uniqueness and your own strong incisive view on the world may be controversial and you are unpredictable and there may be unexpected events, possibly on the home front that needs attention.  Change is in the air, of an unplanned sort.


PISCES

Jupiter’s move into Capricorn on the 2nd is good news for your sign. Whilst in Sagittarius, over the last year, he has encourages some of you to be rather over-expansive possibly, but from Capricorn he brings solid progress.  Initially this month for those born up to February 27th where friendships and goals are happily fulfilled and your intelligent handling of others in a leadership role is very impressive. 
You may be quite high profile this month, comfortably or not, but before the 9th Mercury in Scorpio will bring for all born after March 8th the opportunity for travel, for intellectual astuteness and communications Long distance issues and legal issues are likely to be successful and powerful.

However, after the 9th, communications need clarity, especially when dealing with friends or groups or in a leadership role. 

However, after the 29th, if born around February 22nd, you’re back in control.  

Before the 20th, Venus in Capricorn helps those born after February 26th to achieve a very active and happy social life.  Friends are supportive to you and vice versa.  Creative projects particularly thrive. 

Mars in Scorpio between the 7th and 27th will bring for all born February 27th to March 19th a powerful urge and competitive side when it comes to the intellect and travel may be a very great drive too and you competitive spirit and your determination should not be underestimated and your sense of global intensity is also strong. 

Saturn in Capricorn is still bringing, for those born March 7th to 13th, a great sense of responsibility and pragmatism and wisdom in the work that you do. 

Neptune your planetary ruler is still intensely relevant for those born March 5th-8th. This once ever 165 year hit to your Sun, emphasises Neptunian/ Piscean principles to the nth degree. Inspiration, idealism, hypersensitivity, escapism, compassion, psychic tendencies, fantasy and potential illusion/delusion are all powerful potential experiences. This has been waxing and waning in the ether since early 2018 and is, from now gradually fading away.  Hopefully the best of this influence has dominated.

Finally Pluto is sill sextiling the Suns of those born March 11th-14th. This is also gradually moving away over the coming year, but will still be resonating for about another twelve months.  This allows a deep intelligence and insight into others and allows leadership ability in order to make happen a collective goal that is in the interests of the larger community. Powerful connection with friends are inspiring .