This is not the most relaxed of months; in fact it is rather tense and confrontational. We have come to expect the unlikely and the rather shocking over the last few years and months and there is little to indicate that this will subside. Clearly it is not meant to.
Mars is conjunct the Sun for much of the month being exact from the 23rd to 29th, suggesting warlike noises on the planet and much anger and over assertiveness. The USA is in high fever mode politically.
In the first 3 days of the month when Mars opposes Pluto, there is a serious power struggle mood, in many ways in many places and explosive tempers, can lead to dangerous action. Mercury is also conjunct Mars in the first week, when harsh aggressive words, may be triggers for a serious and dangerous response. The mood among the populace of many countries, not least England will be strong, but less than stable. Political insecurity and total uncertainty starts to really haunt Great Britain this month (and for many to come). The Full moon in Capricorn on the 17th will simultaneously conjunct Mercury in the chart for England (1066 chart). This may well signal significant eruptions and revelations.
Endings of chapters (Pluto) are very much flagged up also this month. Around the 10/11th, when the Sun opposes Pluto, escalation of tensions again is apparent globally. Once more the USA is a focus, notably as Trump’s chart is so emphasised between the 9th and 15th as Mars conjuncts his Saturn and Venus. This will be affecting his reputation and his public position. . Very significantly, Saturn will also be exactly in opposition to his Sun from the 6th and opposing his Moon from the 23rd (both happening only every 30 years). Both these transits are haunting him powerfully, on and off for over 3 months, signifying that till mid October, he has to deal with a very large onslaught of pressure and reality checks and not a little karma.
However in early August, he has a mitigating Jupiter effect, which may give him a get out clause. Jupiter will also bring release of pressure for him in late August and early September. This may take many forms, including over confidence and over expansion, or a release of stress from the challenges of his position, which can manifest in rather circuitous, unexpected ways.
The 17th-21st of this month brings eruptions and the left field not only socio-politically, but also potentially geophysically, with earthquakes or volcanic eruptions or disruptive natural phenomena more likely, as Uranus is so activated then as Mars and the Sun square up to that eruptive, maverick and unpredictable planet. Expect the unexpected.
As we have already had a taster of, misuse/abuse of technology and the potential global disruptions this can cause, is also likely to become more likely when Uranus (technology) is triggered. Cyber warfare will be a significant danger in our future especially from 2025, when Pluto with its huge potential for misuse of power, moves into Uranus ruled Aquarius, till 2044. We can choose then, of course, to utilise significant technological advance for the common good and to solve huge global problems, but as always, ability and motive is a potentially critical mix. The problem is, that scientific development, knowledge and ability do not necessarily correlate with the equivalent growth of wisdom.
Economically the global economy is starting this month to look dangerously precarious. Jupiter is now beginning to square Pluto, being exact in early August. This indicates over risky financial arrogance in big financial institutions, and personal debt and borrowing issues are then building to flag up a real danger of economic crisis/crash. Significantly unregulated uber neo liberal Capitalism that has evolved over the last decade or so, is heading for a global nemesis that will likely begin to be pretty evident in late September this year, when Pluto in Capricorn (economy/establishment) moves direct.
From February 2018 when Pluto moves into the last decanate (last 10 degrees) of Capricorn, our economic system is likely to begin to look extremely vulnerable with a major necessary revolutionary period ahead, after some significant meltdowns or even some metaphorical death throws.
This month Venus opposing Saturn between the 23rd and 25th, may also be a significant indicator of financial hubris that we will all be privy to.
The good news (yes, even this column will acknowledge the good news) is that with Neptune now in Pisces (from 2011/12 till 2026), the growth of collective sensitivity /compassion and an awareness of a very urgent need to honour, love, value and protect our planet, the environment and its creatures, is growing.
All children born between these dates will, for life, be so much more aware of and passionately feel these values and grow to treasure the natural world. They will also value the power of the arts as vital for our growth and health. Not that I am saying they are our salvation, but they will at least rebalance/challenge (hopefully) a prevailing socio/economic value system that has existed for far too long, that has all too clearly proved to be one that “knows the price of everything and the value of nothing”.
The full Moon is on the 9th in Capricorn at 4 07 GMT. This may well be a trigger day for eruptive events globally.
The new Moon will fall on the 23rd in the very earliest degree of Leo, and is suggestive of a potential new chapter for many, not least sowing metaphorically new seeds, hopefully that will ultimately reap a good crop.
Much activity in your Solar 4th House suggest a need for paying a lot of attention to family and domestic issues this month, constructively so.
It is important, before the 6th, if born after April 9th, to ensure that communications are not misunderstood.
Between the 6th and 25th all of you are blessed with extra creativity, particularly writing and interchange with offspring and lovers is very constructive and brings happiness.
After the 5th, for all of your, there is also the ability to combine heart with mind in your thoughts and conversation.
Before the 20th, if born after April 6th, you will also be aware that Mars is squaring your Sun. This does mean that there may be impulsiveness and irritation, notably on the home front, which can be counter-productive. Stubborn determination and anger that you feel, or which others show to you, can cause discord, so count to ten.
However, after the 20th, if born up to March 28th, your energies are focussed, constructively and you can achieve much, particularly in the field of creativity, romance and inspiring others.
This month, Jupiter is opposing the Suns of those born April 2nd to 7th. For this group, there is a great sense of indulgence, generosity, good times and other people may bring benefits, but beware that you’re not tempted to push the boat out too far, by yourself, or indeed by others.
There is much caution and constructive discipline going on now for those born April 11th to 14th. Travel may be for duty and academic pursuits may be significant; and demand hard work and focus. Loyalty and duty are in the air.
Uranus is now sitting right on the Sun, in his once every 84 year visitation, of those born April 17th to 19th; and he will be so doing on and off until March 2019, which does indicate that this is a period for many of you of a bit of a roller coaster of change and where you will be feeling impatient and quite revolutionary and maverick in behaviour. Change is inevitable. Let it happen. Do not push the flow. The unexpected and the left field is all part of a catalyst to be experienced as a leap into a new future, even if at times it feels insecure and uncomfortable. You are awakening to a new, unique part of yourself that will ultimately be valuable.
For those born April 6th to 9th, Pluto is currently making you aware that you need to be alert to power struggles with others, particularly professionally; and that you have to be very careful about misuse of power yourself. Don’t’ taint or you will be tainted.
Communication will be important to you this month.
Before the 6th, if born after May 10th, you are impressive and constructive.
However, between the 1st and the 25th, clarity is needed and misunderstandings are rife, particularly with family.
However, after the 25th, if born up to April 27th, there is a window of opportunity for excellence and breakthroughs with offspring and in love life.
Before the 5th, if born after May 15th, love life is flagged up. Financial advantages, affections and charm are all in your orbit. There is also an extra aesthetic sense.
Before the 20th, if born after May 7th, your assertive willpower is constructive, well directed and people are impressed.
However, after the 20th, if born before April 27th, you are a little like a bull in a china shop on your home territory; and indeed other people in your family, or in your home circumstances, need to tiptoe around you. Stubbornness, irritation and impatience is in the air.
Neptune is currently, and for some time to come, till early 2019 no less – enhancing the spiritual and creative lives of all born May 3rd to 6th. Friendships are like soul mates and there is a great sense of being inspired by the heart, to have greater compassion, empathy, sensitivity and either on an ideological or personal level. You want to improve the world around you, in a very non-material way, but one, which knows the value of everything, but not necessarily the price. Your emotions will flow more freely and healthily and creativity, such as music and the arts, is much easier to access. Being near the sea is also very healing.
Finally, those born May 7th to 10th are still under the influence of a very powerful and rare positive Pluto. This will be so until the end of next year. This brings courage, insight, a forensic mind, able to speak the truth and to have power over circumstances .A regeneration and transformation of self is really possible right now. Long distance, academic and legal interests can be very much involved in this process.
It will not do any harm this month to focus a little on finances and the rationalising of that area of your life.
Between the 6th and the 25th, you will all benefit from an even more acute and curious mind than usual; and your communications are particularly effective.
However, after the 25th, early Gemini’s, born up to May 27th, need to ensure that your brain is not muddled and that communications received, or given, are not confused or confusing.
Venus moves into your sign on the 5th; and is going to bring to you all an element of extra affection, love, warmth, charm and happy enjoyment. Good times roll and cupid can be active.
After the 24th, Mars brings positive influences for all born up to May 29th. You are competitive, determined, courageous and constructive both in speech and action. Energy is high and can further your goals.
Jupiter is also very much the friend now of all born June 3rd to 8th. He is bringing optimism, positivity, growth, inner or outer, and possibly happy travel, and the belief in self and often just good luck, particularly to do with love life, around children’s issues and even speculatively, but with caution.
Saturn however, is back to bring a little bit of a challenge to those born around June 12th to 15th. Similar that which you experienced late last December and first half of January. Lots of restrictions and reality checks, particularly in relationship to other people, are in the air. This is a time for re-consideration of action and re-thinking. A necessary pause. The reality checks need to be taken note of. They are for a reason, but duty and obligation may well inevitable, which one can’t turn one’s back on. Step up to the plate and do what you know is right.
Uranus is very positive for those born around June 20th. For the coming year or so, you are inspired to make positive change that fulfil your purpose and humanitarian issues may figure, as you seek to improve the future.
However, if born June 3rd to 6th, you are still, since April 2017, until early 2019, in a situation where you need to be wary of smoke and mirrors around you, particularly at work, but also know that your heart is becoming more important than just your bank balance, or possibly than just the power of your intellect. Idealism is in the air, but keep grounded and ensure you check the credentials of everybody and everything.
This is your month and it is a time to shine and to take centre stage, notably before the 6th.
After the 25th, if born up to June 28th, your communication and intellectual skills are impressive and you are persuasive.
Before the 5th, if born after July 17th, friends can be particularly loving and supportive and you to them; and social life take on an extra boost for enjoyment and amorous opportunity.
Mars however is in your sign all the way up to the 20th, directly affecting all born after July 9th, so there is a warning that with this level of determination, energy, enthusiasm and impulse, this can be a period where you have to choose between either positive, constructive assertiveness or being overly controlling and potentially over-assertiveness. Your energy and drive to achieve will be significant. Ensure the motive is good. The impact of men in one’s life can also be extra significant.
Jupiter is currently squaring the Suns of those born July 5th to 10th. This is bringing you a tendency to be a little over confident, or even a little arrogant; and the potential to bite off more than you can chew needs to be watched. Enjoyment is there but over-indulgence and over-expansion is a little dangerous. Don’t let your expectations get carried away.
Uranus is now directly affecting those born July 20th to 22nd in his once every 42-year challenge to your Sun. This will be a long transit, not over until early 2019 and will involve a certain level of restlessness and desire for change, notably in your career direction. It will bring unexpected events that are out of your control, which although unsettling, will kick-start you into a more liberated future. Be flexible, go with the flow and know that the changes going on within and externally are meant to be and are in some way awakening and enlightening, but you need to follow your more true-to-self path in your career direction.
Neptune is very helpful and inspiring now for those born July 5th to 8th, as he has been for some months. You are more spiritually and creatively aware, quite psychic, very sensitive, empathetic and compassionate, even more than is the norm for your sign. Enjoy and let others be the beneficiaries. Long distance travel may be part of this journey.
However, for those born July 6th to 11th, beware people who are coercive, controlling and who misuse power. Walk away. You need to bear this in mind until the end of next year.
This could be a month where other people and friendships are significant, notably before the 6th. Certainly between the 6th and 25th when Mercury is in your sign, you will all have the ability to have a say and be listened to, but ensure that you’re not overly self-centred and subjective. Learn to listen to the other guy.
Before the 5th, if born after August 17th, be careful about being sycophantic to others in your career. False charm and over cosying up to others is not the answer.
After the 5th, you are all in a position to be able to take advantage of friends and social life who can bring you progress and happiness and you indeed can do the same for them.
Mars however moves into your sign on the 20th, which is a bit of a warning for all born up to July 30th. You may be subject to impatience and impulse and irritation with other people; and indeed they may well want their pound of flesh from you. You will certainly find that assertiveness of some kind will be in the ether, either yours or others’. You will be courageous, but make sure it’s not foolhardy.
Jupiter is the friend now of all those born August 5th to 10th. It can help with an enhanced level of wisdom. Travel is a positive input and certainly communications with others can be very benign and helpful.
If born August 14th to 17th, Saturn is currently forcing you to be mature, grown up, step up to the plate, accept responsibilities and deal with issues in a constructive, pragmatic way; and indeed duty and obligation to others, financially and romantically are flagged up.
Uranus, however, is creating a great sense of liberation in the sense of authenticity, if your birthday is around August 21st. Long distance issues and legal issues can be on your side and there is a sense of liberation from the old that is welcome; and it is other people who may be triggers for this; and sudden travels can open your eyes and your mind.
The new Moon falls at the very beginning of your sign on the 23rd at 9.46 GMT, directly affecting those born round July 22nd. This is a time for the sowing of a new crop for the future.
Social life may figure more strongly this month in a very positive and happy way.
Before the 6th, if born after September 12th, good news and happy communications with others is uplifting.
After the 25th, if born before August 30th, your mind is extra sharp and analytical and your capacity for learning is enhanced.
Before the 5th, Venus is in your compatible of Taurus. Those born after September 17th are able to combine romance and travel and long distance issues very harmoniously. The heart is happily underlined.
However, after the 5th, you will all need to be aware that any vainglory or hypocrisy, particularly in your public standing, will not do you any favours. Excessive charm for self- seeking purposes may be seen through by others.. Extra indulgence is possible.
Before the 20th, Mars will be directly affecting those born after September 9th, in a constructive way. You will be assertive in groups, with leadership talent; and friends and associations will be great encouragers to show your potential and you will bring out the best in others. Energy is high and constructive. Particularly when it is collective and collaborative.
Saturn however, is a little challenging now if born September 13th to 16th, as indeed he was late last year and at the very beginning of this year. A lack of confidence and some struggles will reveal themselves and world looks a little like a harder mountain to climb than usual. Domestic and family issues may be causing you some concern, but this is a time to bite bullets, do what is necessary and face facts with courage and determination, to lay good foundations for the future; and to accept delays as being a time of re-thinking. Look after your health as well. You are a little more tired and vulnerable than usual.
Neptune, currently, until February 2019, is in his once 165 opposition to your Sun. This is creating a situation where you need to be extremely wary and careful of those who are less than black and white in motive; and don’t project onto other people what you want to see. Beware of victims to save and heroes to worship. It is not that simple. Enjoy the sea and exploring more spiritual avenues and creativity is inspired, but keep grounded and realistic and check out the details of everybody. Take off the rose coloured spectacles, where appropriate.
However, for those born September 9th to 12th, you are still in the middle of a regenerative period where you are more forthright, determined, empowered, particularly romantically and creatively. All with a sense of purpose; and your insights and understanding is clear and powerful.
Focus on career and public standing is flagged up this month and after the 6th and before the 25th, you will all have opportunities to communicate valuably and with good results to others, notably friends.
After the 5th, you will all have the ability to really enjoy long distance issues. Travel and vacations, are likely to enhance love life and bring joy; and learning can also be a source of great pleasure and where aesthetics are enhanced too.
Before the 20th, Mars is square to your Sun if born after October 9th. This is very important as time to be wary and count to ten when dealing with colleagues at work who may be contentious or challenging; and you indeed may also be creating some discomfort in others, with an over-assertive approach. Rushing into issues and impatience will not help, so count to ten.
However, after the 20th, if born up to September 30th, there is an opportunity to be very assertively effective in creating harmony with others and to be effective in your leadership skills; and others will boost your confidence as they acknowledge your abilities.
Jupiter in your sign is now back to really enhance the lives of those born October 5th to 10th. You are now benefiting from a real boost to wisdom, luck, and positivity and there are opportunities around you. Travel is also extremely favourable; and your mind is particularly big picture in understanding.
Even Saturn is constructive now for those born October 14th to 16th, as he brings discipline, focus and constructive hard work to your door.
Uranus, however, opposing the Suns now of those born October 20th to 22nd, will now be heralding a once every 84 year evolution that will be with you on and off until March 2019. Expect change from other people and disruption from external sources; and although this may be unsettling, have confidence that they are there as tools to kick start you into a better future, despite the seeming disruption.
Finally, Pluto is still have having an effect on those born October 11th to 16th, of making you feel slightly at war with yourself, as you recognise that you need to end outworn situations and empower yourself. Ensure this fight is conscious and don’t let dark, manipulative forces creep in.
July is an excellent month for vacations for your sign, or for any international dealings, particularly this month, before the 6th, if born after November 12th, where long distance negotiations and legal issues can also be flagged up positively.
However, between the 6th and 25th, you all need to be wary of ensuring that communications in your working life are such that you are all reading from the same page. There is room for misunderstandings and confusion.
However, after the 25th, if born up to October 30th, good communications with friends and in a group situation are enhancing of your power.
Venus is in your opposite sign before the 5th, bringing to all born after November 17th a great feeling of improved relationships with loved ones and romantic opportunities. Affections and amorous feelings are highlighted.
Before the 20th, Mars is also on your side, if born after November 9th. Again, travel is underlined and this time possibly for a rather single minded purpose and serious adventure is flagged up, but constructive, positive actions and dealings are very much underlined – legally, internationally and academically.
However, after the 20th, if born up to October 31st, be wary about being overly assertive, controlling or competitive, particularly on the work front, or you will certainly attract that behaviour to yourself from others. Stubborn struggles are in the air.
Neptune is now, and will be until February 2019, harmonising with the Suns of those born November 5th to 8th. For this group, idealism and harmony and the desire for a real soul mate is very strong in romantic issues and strengthens creativity. There is a real boost to aesthetic sensitivity. A love of the arts and spiritual pursuits and being around nature is very healing and great deal of reward can be felt in these areas and also around one’s offspring. The heart is much stronger in its sensitivities than it used to be and it will probably stay that way.
Finally, Pluto, your ruling planet, is still empowering the best qualities of your sign if born November 9th to 12th; and will so do until the end of 2018. For this group, your wisdom, your insight, your research abilities, your power of communication, your ability to speak truth and to be impressive and to affect other people positively and powerfully is significant. Enjoy.
This is not a month for superficiality. You have to get deep and intense and probably constructively. Between the 6th and the 25th, you mind is particularly sharp and intellectually stimulated. Your communications and study and teaching abilities are all positively emphasised. Travel too will be a source of enlightenment.
However, after the 25th, if born up to November 30th, ensure that professional communications are clearly understood.
After the 5th, all of you will experience Venus’ lashings of happiness; affection and the potential for fulfilling relationships, new or in continued old ones. Your affections and love are given and equally returned.
After the 20th, if born up to November 30th, determinations, ambition, drive and energy is underlined, particularly in academia and philosophical issues; and also connected to travel.
Jupiter is harmonious now for all born December 5th to 10th. Friendships, leadership skills, looking for a common purpose, not just for your own gains, are all emphasised as positive, wise and successful. Good people are around you. Travel is also protected.
However, Saturn is currently, as you probably know is in your sign and is now back directly affecting those born December 13th to 16th. For this group, as last late December and January, there is a sense of a reality check. Life feels tough. Responsibilities, obligations weigh on you and you’re tired. Look after yourself. Do only that which is necessary, but do it well and be practical and realistic. Delays are there to teach you to re-think. Bite the bullet and step up to the plate. Don’t let under-confidence get the better of you.
Uranus, however, has just started to inspire the lives of those born December 19th to 21st. Until early 2019 you will be creatively inspired and others romantically will be catalysts for a new awakening, as indeed can offspring. The need for freedom and authenticity; and to take a leap into a more appropriate future for you, will be aided and abetted.
However, for those born December 5th to 8th need until early 2019 to always be aware of seeing things clearly and not through rose coloured spectacles, but uncertainties abound. Take it easy. Don’t push the river. See where the journey takes you, without panic.
Relationships figure strongly in your life and you can learn a lot from them this month.
After the 25th, if born up to December 29th, serious communications that are very constructive, particularly long distance, are underscored. Your mind is sharp and deep.
Before the 5th, if born after January 16th, cupid is inspired, creative and aesthetic appreciation is strong and a general feeling of enjoying life; and one’s offspring are underlined.
Mars however, before the 20th, is bringing for all born after January 7th, the potential for some confrontation with strong-minded people. Assertiveness should not tip into aggression, but others will hold you to account. Just be careful of not inviting confrontation. Indeed, others may be living out unexpressed aggression in you.
Jupiter however, is creating a situation or a feeling for those born January to 8th of a little bit of an over-confident or an over-reaching. Don’t bite off more than you can chew, or expect too much. Progress can be made, particularly work-wise, provided you are not too pushy or have too high expectations.
Uranus is starting to create some uncertainty in the lives of those born around January 18th to 20th. This transit will be with you until early 2019 and it is a little bit of a time of restlessness and of the unpredictable. Changes of mood and potentially some domestic change are in the air. Impulse and risk need to be avoided. Stop and think, but let change happen naturally.
However, for those born January 3rd to 6th, inspiration is yours, creatively and spiritually, as is increased empathy and emotional response.
If born January 7th to 10th, you are still undergoing a period, since the beginning of this year, until the end of next year, a time of real confrontation with issues of your power and destiny, which you may struggle with a bit, but which you have no choice but to face. Power may be thrust upon you, or you may be coming across powerful individuals. Either way, you have to stick to good motives, humility and karmic acceptance of responsibilities and make sure it’s for the greater good. Intense experiences are likely and endings of chapters will open new empowering doors.
The full Moon is in your sign at 17 degrees, affecting those born January 7th –9th. For this group the ends of chapters are in the air and eruptions of repressed energies are triggered.
Work and everyday routine figures largely in your consciousness this month.
Between the 6th and the 25th you will all have the benefit of very interesting and informative communications from other people and indeed good conversations generally. Your wisdom is received and others give you good advice. This is a brilliant time for successfully negotiating in personal or in business relationships.
Before the 5th, all born after February 13th, you need to have a little care of over-expenditure and extravagance, particularly on the home front, but after the 5th you will all benefit from a boost to creativity and a boost to fun, love life, dealings with offspring and sense of appreciation of the joys of living.
After the 20th, for all born up to January 28th, however, Mars in your Solar 7th House may bring for this group, a feeling that there are people around who will challenge you and you have to be certain that you have not invited this mood in, but relationships may well be quite fraught with assertiveness. Stop and think before you speak, or respond.
However, Jupiter is happily disposed now towards those born February 2nd to 7th. This is a brilliant time for travel, study, teaching and wise thought. Luck, positivity and confidence is yours, as is growth, internally or externally. Success is in the air.
And those born February 10th to 13th have Saturn, yes, bringing extra responsibilities and duties, but also giving you the ability to step up to the plate very happily, confidently, assuredly and successfully. Responsibility, loyalty and obligations are addressed extremely admirably.
Uranus, your ruling planet, is also bringing out your best Aquarian capacity for the new, the innovative, the out of the box and the humanitarian for those born February 16th to 18th. This new mood and interest and, drive will be with you until March 2019. Your mind is more open and intuitive than ever; and your ability to think laterally and have eureka moments should not be underestimated. Believe in your thought process and your insight.
A month for your sign to enjoyment, fun, love life and creativity.
Before the 6th, if born after March 11th, writing skills and general creative inspirations are particularly strong; and communications with those who you love, particularly children, are enhanced and successful.
After the 25th, if born up to February 25th, your ability to communicate with all who matter to you is impressive. You receive good news and you can have very successful negotiations; and you can impress others.
Before the 5th, if born after March 15th, you can combine heart with mind and your charms are extremely impressive to others in convincing them of your case. Loving communication is very beneficial.
After the 5th, however, for all of you, there is a tendency to be sentimental, over indulgent and not too discriminating.
Before the 20th however, all born after March 7th, will have a brilliant rush of energy that can be so well directed into the arts and creativity. Also, passions and pursuing love life is underscored. Constructive activities with offspring can bring joy as well. You will feel energised to live life to the full.
However, Saturn is bringing, as he was at the end of last year and the beginning of this, a little bit of a challenge to those born March 11th to 14th. Issues at work may be onerous. There are blocks and restrictions. Extra responsibility and negative feelings are in the air, related to authority figures and duties. Be real in assessing what the fact of the matter is. Do what is necessary to improve, but know when it is time to re-think. Do not let under-confidence get the better of you; and also get rest and look after the body.
Your ruling planet Neptune, is currently, and has been since April; and indeed will be so affecting you until early 2019, those born March 3rd-6th, in a way that is underling to the nth degree your huge sensitivity, creativity, spirituality, psychic powers, but also possibly an escapist side. Use this once every 165-year visitation to emphasise your emotional sensitivity and compassion for the greater good, but do not let it be wasted on a sense of escape or over idealisation.
Finally, Pluto will continue to bring a bonus to those born March 7th to 10th, lasting until late 2018, of extra powers to go out and to be the person who could be effective and regenerative and transformative for other people, in a leadership role. Confidence and destiny is yours. Enjoy.