Saturday, 31 August 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019 GLOBAL OVERVIEW AND YOUR ASTROLOGICAL SUN SIGN HOROSCOPE


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

 
Note to my readers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
ARIES   

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

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

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

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

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

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


TAURUS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


GEMINI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


CANCER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


LEO

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

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


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


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

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

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


VIRGO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



LIBRA

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

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

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

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


SCORPIO

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

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

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

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

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


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

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




SAGITTARIUS


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


CAPRICORN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


AQUARIUS

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

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

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

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




PISCES


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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










Tuesday, 30 July 2019

AUGUST 2019 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR SUN SIGN HOROSCOPES


Mercury finally goes direct on the 2nd, after being retrograde for nearly 4 weeks, so delays, transport disruptions, blocks of any sort, both generally and for individuals, should calm down and forward movement is possible, hopefully after giving pause for constructive thought and re-evaluation, as a result of difficulties. That is the main purpose of retrograde motion, i.e. pause for reflection.

 Sorry this will be quite long, but much to be flagged up.

This month, Boris Johnson comes to mind for some reason.

The UK can look forward to a crazy month and more, now he is in power, with his appointed rather radical cabinet, that some have referred to as a right wing coup/hostile take over. I talked a bit about Boris’s chart last month. (His real name is Alexander).

Globally, astrologically, one can only see increasing lack of clarity between truth and fantasy/lie, as the manifestation of the downside of Neptune in its home sign of Pisces, so very potent now and since 2011/12. There is always a downside, as well as an upside of every planetary position, especially the outer planets. The downside manifestation of this planetary placement (the strong upside is talked about later in this piece) seems to have has blurred all boundaries and fantasy politics seems to be becoming the norm. We even now have literal comedians being voted into power.

This positioning has correlated (as both Pisces and its ruler Neptune classically do) with strong smoke and mirrors, obfuscation; fantasy, distortion. A sort of cartoon reality and escapism has taken over people’s minds and often the collective unconscious. The sort of behaviour of those in power, that would have been deeply condemned a decade ago, is now often overlooked, or even found mildly amusing; and allowed to continue, as the old order of right and wrong and the strength of an assumed moral compass; and indeed the power of the state and the judiciary to uphold those standards, is dissolving away (Neptune). This has resulted in so called authority figures not being held to account, as once they would have been.

Living in an era where truth and facts are now so ignored, confused, denied, or seen as unimportant by powerful figures (and indeed so often by those, who vote) is quite disturbing.  These truths are sacrificed on the altar of ideology, populism and/ or ego, and this phenomenon is often, of course, fed by the power of social media (which exploded in influence whilst Uranus was in Aries and Neptune was in Aquarius).

Taboo busting, anti establishment type politics, are also now conveniently uniting the privileged wealthy and many of the poorer populations. Hard liner Brexiteer politicians in England and the far right in the USA are very happy with that, as their policies will be infinitely to the advantage of the wealthy, but that is not how they are sold.

 Back to Boris.  His tendencies to want to please and charm everyone (Libra rising) are shining now. His renown for being mercurial, evasive, very economical with truth, shape shifting, superficial and often wrong on detail, whilst being strong and generous on promises, rather than on action, is plain to see. He is also accident/gaffe prone, and has blown with the wind according to what seems exploitatively popular. He will totally delegate; and often to others who will be more ruthless than he realises, or does he?  His 4 planets in Gemini, not least Mars in Gemini and Mars square Uranus all tend to correlate with the above tendencies.

His natal Jupiter opposition Neptune from his 8th to 2nd house (financial dealings) shows he can be profligate, unrealistic and promising much more than can be delivered. Money can be splashed on idealistic, vanity projects to attract popularity.  Also, others he collaborates with financially may be not as they seem, and he will not be sure when selling ideas to others or being sold to by others, of the financial facts and implications himself.  This will be especially true when negotiating trade deals (Pluto from the 12th squaring his Mercury in 9th and Saturn squaring his Pluto.) It is very easy for him to get metaphorically stabbed in the back, re money and trade issues, and equally he could be the perpetrator,

His convincing, trusting air of naivety, which has a childlike charm for many, belies his lifelong desire for power. He has an ability to be a funny front man, but behind which, now, much more ruthless, nihilistic forces, prevail, (Pluto in the 12th) i.e. people who want total market libertarianism, with a bonfire of protective regulations i.e. a no deal Brexit. His Moon in Scorpio also shows the power of assertive and intense women to impact and influence him too. 

Trump sees Johnson as a soul mate, even flattering him as his alter ego for the UK. They do indeed share their mutual Geminian planetary energies. Trumps natal Jupiter close to Johnson’s natal ascendant, will also feel very beneficial to Johnson; that is until Trump wants his pound of flesh.

There is no denying astrologically their strong collaborative potential, but motive is questionable.

There is much talk of the power of narcissism as a quality in many political leaders these days. You may wonder how this narcissism is astrologically explained. Well certain planetary/sign qualities and aspects do resonate with the potential for narcissism, but it is complex.

A narcissistic personality type often come to believe their own lies to be true, as a form of ultimate self protection; and the power of this belief is such, that others believe those lies to be true too. Such is the conviction and the brainwashing effect, a narcissist can have on many of their followers/admirers, i.e. if you want it to be true, it is true. This is all self-comfort and confirmation bias, or an echo chamber effect, in a time of deep collective insecurity, caused by a political system/establishment of huge inequality, that has failed so many. As a result, people so often feel the need for a “Strong Man” seeming saviour type figure, as leader now.

Neptune in Pisces again, globally, as it effects our world, does attract this down side of the saviour syndrome and many so called self proclaimed saviours, behind that caring, egalitarian front, have, either scarily obviously, or subtly, a narcissistic trait, which means they are often in reality, plain power hungry, self-seeking, totally ego driven and who love adoration, The power of self-seeking dictatorial/oligarch type leaders, are becoming more frequent on the world stage. While Neptune is in Pisces, escapist and idealistic ideas of redemption, by romanticising and being virtually hypnotised by these types of leaders are evident (again the saviour syndrome.)

The very positive manifestation of Neptune in Pisces response however, is when motive for action is pure, selfless, heart and soul driven, inclusive, with no ego drive, or desire for personal gain or power, just intrinsically for the joy of seeing the betterment of what will be in all our interests.  It is a quality that exists, but we rarely see it in our politicians.

This sort of powerful positive response (thank the gods), is manifesting in many, especially young, people, and it has hugely increased sensitivity to the environment and to climate issues. This has created for significantly large swathes of humanity, the passionate desire to work to save, and protect the natural world and therefore the human race, against our ecocide, as the ravages of human behaviour and global heating, is now manifesting so clearly.

Motive is always everything.

Additionally, Uranus now in Taurus for 7 years, certainly will bring increasing financial insecurity, not least to England, after a no deal Brexit and the increasing Uranian disruptions to our Earth (Taurus) re the climate crisis and geophysical upsets, which will become more the norm, will lead to panic. This will put so many of the usual political/economic concerns into perspective. Priorities will change of necessity radically, especially as we approach 2025, when the basis of modern day uber, neo liberal capitalism, becomes clearly unsustainable. Pluto then, after approximately 17 years in Capricorn, leaves and enters Aquarius.

Pluto is the planet that always reveals the power of hubris and nemesis.
 
Days of intensity, power and some ruthlessness generally this month, are the last week, when the Sun conjuncts Mars. Disruptive days, when the unexpected occurs socio-politically and /or geophysically, are around the 1st/ 2nd /3rd when Venus squares up to Uranus and also on the 15th/16th/17th when Mercury squares up to Uranus.

There are 2 new Moons this month.

The first falls on the 1st at 8 degrees of Leo at 3.12 GMT and the second falls on the 30th at 6 degrees of Virgo at 10.37 GMT.

The full Moon falls on the 15th at 22 degrees of Aquarius at 12.29 GMT.


 

Note to my readers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ARIES


August is a compatible month for your sign, being a fellow fire sign and it is positive for enjoyment of life.

Mercury moves direct on the 2nd, which does herald a sense of breakthrough and a resumption of positive communications, particularly after the 11th, when you will all feel that progress is being made personally and people really listen to you. 

Venus in your sign is very favourable now for those born after March 24th.  Love life, enjoyment, the arts and children’s issues are a source of great positivity. 

Mars in your sign until the 18th is giving for all born after April 9th a great boost to energy, competitiveness and constructive progress, not least in love life and in anything to do with celebrating the creative side of life. 

Both Jupiter and Saturn are directly affecting those born April 4th to 7th, simultaneously Jupiter very positively and Saturn, in rather a challenging way.  One will rather offset the other.  Jupiter on the one hand is bringing positivity and opulence in love life, creativity, fun, and enjoyment; while simultaneously Saturn is causing a few blocks, restrictions, and reality checks, possibly on the home front.  At least you have Jupiter acting as cavalry.  

Pluto is still hovering, squaring your sign, particularly strongly influencing those born April 10th to 13th.  This has been around you for a few months now and is part of a journey forcing you to find your power, particularly to do with career direction.  Make sure you do not abuse it, but a sense of endings and change is inevitable.  


TAURUS

Mercury goes direct on the 2nd and before the 11th it is then very positive for all born after May 13th.  Things slot into place and start to finally move forward again.  

However, after the 11th, you may all find that renewed clarity will be particularly with family,  

From the 29th, those last few days will be excellent for communications for those born April 22nd to 24th, particularly creatively and with offspring.  

Before the 21st, Venus in Leo will be tempting those born after April 25th to significant extravagance on the home front, but love and enjoyment is very underlined, possibly in an over the top 
way.

However, after the 21st, all born up to May 4th will feel a very constructive sense of harmony, affections and creative skills flourish.  

Mars does flag up however, before the 18th, for all born after May 9th, to beware about being too assertive at home and with family.  Impatience and intolerance is around, from you to them and indeed from them to you. There are a few bulls in china shops around.  

Saturn is however constructive in a very disciplined and mature way for the actions of those born May 4th to 7th.  Duty and obligation is strong with a willingness and happiness to fulfil those roles.  Travel may be to do with work or duty, but hard work really does pay off.  It is all about deferred gratification.   

Uranus, now in your sign, is directly hitting the Suns of those born April 26th to 28th, as last month.  He is going go be bringing the unexpected and definite change.  This is long journey.  Stay flexible.  It’s liberating in an unexpected way, even if jolting. 

Neptune continues to sensitise and inspire those born May 7th-10th.. Idealism and compassion are strong and your heart and soul breaks through in your dealings with life.

Pluto is also still empowering (rarely) those born May 11th-13th. Your sense of destiny and purpose shines and is empowered, especially related to long distance issues, legal issues and academic /higher mind issues.


GEMINI

After the 2nd, your ruler Mercury moves direct, having been retrograde since early March, so you will find that your excellent communication skills will be on the ball once more and blocks are lifted.  

Indeed, after the 11th, all of you will find your normal skills , articulacy and writing will be on top form. 

Before the 21st, Venus in Leo will also be bringing, for all born after May 25th, an additional heart factor combined with your intellect and your charms are great, so that you can achieve a lot and communications and affections are well given and well received.  

However, after the 21st, if born up to June 4th, there is the potential for some sycophancy, or being overly charming in a way that may not be 100% genuine and also good times can roll, a little bit too much.

Before the 18th, Mars is very much on your side if born after June 10th. Confidence, passion, creative, artistic skills are all very fully displayed in a way and fully works.  

However, after the 18th, if born up to May 31st, impatience and impulsiveness in communications need avoidance.  

Jupiter is also bringing for those born June 4th to 7th a tendency to over-reach, over-extend and maybe trust too much in other people and other people may tempt you to push the boat out too far, but with care and discretion, good times can still be had, especially socially.  

Those born June 8th to 10th must please remember that Neptune is still squaring your Sun, with over-idealism or deceptive circumstances (from self or others) in the ether, especially professionally.


CANCER

Mercury moves direct on the 2nd, which means that all born after July 15th will find that progress, communications work with ease and promote your causes. 

After the 21st, if born up to July 6th, your ability to be very diplomatic, charming and caring shows in your relationships. 

After the 18th, all born up to July 1st are forces to be reckoned with in your very constructive abilities to persuade other people of your viewpoint and your energies are well directed and intelligently so.  

Saturn, however, is now opposing the Suns of those born July 6th to 9th as he did late January/ early February this year.   This second chapter of the transit is bringing up some issues that needs to be dealt with to do with relationships.  Others are either teachers or oppresses - only you can decide which is correct.  You need to address the factors involved. 

Uranus is now very positively lined up to the Suns of those born June 28th to 30th and will be for another 18th months.  This will bring you a very humanitarian streak and desire for change, freedom and to work for the greater good.  You are awakened and enlightened.  This is a journey of liberation.  Of your own uniqueness and also encourage you to work for the betterment of all. Enjoy the journey.

 Neptune is inspiring emotionally and creatively now for all born July 9th-12th. Travel and study can truly fulfil your heat and spirit. The arts call as does empathy compassion and intuitive sensitivity to others. Your ego bows you to a higher order of importance.

 Pluto however does demand that you be aware of and conscious of the rather coercive powers of others and possible resulting power struggles. Keep boundaries drawn and walk away, and don’t sink to the same level of behaviour. This energy hovers till the year-end. Know it for what it is, a rather primeval force awakened in your life , probably emanating from another , but somehow unwittingly attracted by yourself.


LEO

Its your birthday month, so you can shine, like the Sun, your ruler.  

Mercury moves direct on the 2nd of the month, suggesting that some psychological frustration, may well clear and you can move forward.

After the 11th all of you will feel, when Mercury enters your sign, a great sense of communication success, but do listen to others.

Venus is in your sign before the 21st, favours all those born after July 28th, in a way that brings love and affection to your door. Your charms are at full pelt and finances can also be benefited as can your status. 

Mars, also in your sign before the 18th, is bringing for all born after August 11th the definite sense of  assertiveness, competitiveness and of being very proactive in your goals.  Just make sure this enthusiasm doesn’t tip into over-forceful, dominating assumptions.  

Jupiter is really helpful now to those born August 6th to 9th.  He is bringing positivity, optimism, success and travel. It is particularly good for creativity and romance.  

Uranus however is now squaring the Suns of those born July 29th to 31st. The rare transit will bring a few unexpected shake-ups over the coming year.  Be flexible.  See this as a journey and expect the unexpected in your career to be a bit upsetting.  Ultimately on the other side of the unexpected and maybe uncomfortable, it is liberating and allows you to be more true to who you really are.


VIRGO

Your ruling planet Mercury moves direct on the 2nd which will make many of you feel less frustrated as things start to move in terms of your projects.  

After the 21st, Venus moves into your sign, particularly benefiting all those born up to September 6th.  This brings grace, charm and harmony into your life.  You attract and give love and affection.  Appearances are also boosted.  

Mars also moves into your sign on the 18th, bringing for all born up to September 2nd a great sense of assertive determination, confidence and the ability to achieve.  It is just important that you are not over-assertive. Your usual self-effacing persona will be much more adult and out there, just make sure it doesn’t go over the top. 

Jupiter in Sagittarius is now squaring the Suns of those born September 6th to 9th.  For this group there is a tendency to bite off more than you can chew, to be self-indulgent and go OTT in anything to do with domestic, family or real estate matters. Over-confidence can be a problem, but good times can certainly roll, provided there is some caution. 

Saturn is a wonderful stabiliser now however for those born September 6th to 9th.  He is bringing the gift of hard, focused concrete work that brings great success, even if it is deferred and also brings a serious and constructive approach to dealing with creative affairs, romantic and children’s issues.  Efforts are rewarded. 

Uranus too is very much on the side of all those born August 29th to 31st. Enlightenment and eureka moments come through travel, academic issues and internationalism and indeed legal issues.  Breakthroughs are possible and it is important over the coming year to realise that you really can actualise your true being and let it shine.  You are liberated.

 Pluto is encouraging the ability to use intelligent power, regeneration, determination and successful courage, in all creative, romantic and offspring issues.   You have a greater sense of belief in self now and this can serve you well, provided you remember humility too, when necessary.

Neptune, still opposing your sun sign, is still challenging those born September 9th-12th. Beware of others casting smoke and mirrors around their dealings with you. Keep grounded and avoid over idealism, and projecting onto others what you want to see. However it is very inspiring creatively and the arts and the sea can be healing and you psychic sensitivity to others and their pain is evident, but beware being taken advantage of


LIBRA

Mercury, moving direct on the 2nd, will be a relief to many of you, even if it’s subtle, both in terms of career and your goals, as the green light is turned on.  

After the 11th, you will all benefit through friendship and via achievements of your aims, particularly collective aims.  

Before the 21st, all born after September 28th have social life flagged up very successfully; and love life and friendship can combine and your warmth and enthusiasm enhances group projects. 

Also, before the 18th, all born after October 12th, your drive and determination to achieve your goals, particularly collectively with other people, is admirable and your leadership skills are shining. You won’t give up on anything easily.  In fact you will enhance its journey. 

Jupiter is also smiling on the energies of those born October 7th to 10th. He is enhancing the power of your mind and communications and your wisdom.  Luck is brought to your door through your own intelligence.

However, Saturn is affecting that very same group in quite a challenging way, so you will need that Jupiter as a cavalry effect.  Basically, issues around home and family may be little frustrated, whilst issues socially and to do with friendships are advantaged, but it is important to get the balance between these two areas of your life.  Get rest and accept that frustrations demand hard work, while the bonuses are to be welcomed. 

Finally, Pluto is still a challenge for many of you born October 13th to 16th.  This will be over by the beginning of 2020, but meanwhile you have been struggling within yourself and possibly with others to assert your full powers and potential. Always be conscious of the intensity of this, otherwise it will take you over.  You are changing and empowering yourself, but always keep good motive.  


SCORPIO

Mercury direct from the 2nd will allow delays and frustrations around travel or legal issues to be reversed and indeed career issues also start to move forward. 

After the 11th, you will all feel a sense of great communication, ability and success in your working life, but ensure that over-assertiveness doesn’t dominate and make sure you listen and not just talk. 

Before the 21st, all of you born after October 28th may be tempted to use a little too much charm in your working life which can work, but do not become a sycophant, or try and buy people’s affections.  

However, after the 21st, for all born up to November 6th, your charms and your PR skills will be very much enhanced in a group situation and friendships will be of great advantage - you to them and them to you. 

Before the 18th, Mars, your co-ruler, will from Scorpio bring for all born after November 11th a potential tendency to become a little bit too assertive and impatient, particularly in a professional context.  Ambition can drive you too far, which can create some enemies. 

However, after the 18th, if born up to November 2nd, your actions and determination will be constructive and successful and leadership skills shin.

Saturn is a very good guide and grounder for those born November 6th to 9th.  Your wisdom and your speech and your thinking is conservative, practical, realistic and grounded.  Your care and caution are constructive and successful.  Keep on your toes.
  
 Uranus now slowly travelling through Taurus for 7 years is currently opposing the Suns of those born October 29th-31st. Shocks and surprises from others are likely still, so be prepared to accept that their life changes, within and externally, though disconcerting, can be the catalyst you need for change too.

Neptune continues to inspire emotionally, spiritually and artistically, the lives and hearts of those born November 9th-12th.Love life and offspring can be a source of emotional idealism and trigger huge empathy and connection… Your visual senses are also powerfully aligned with aesthetics.

Finally Pluto your powerful ruler is currently enhancing you best Scorpio traits, if born 12th-15th. Your insight, and excellent powerful communications and intelligent understanding of the truth empowers your life and indeed of those around you.


SAGITTARIUS

This is a good month for travel and holidays, seasonally appropriately as the Sun is in your Solar 9th House.

After the 11th, when Mercury goes direct, you will all be on top form again when it comes to academic issues and communications, long distance travel and legal issues are also well starred.  Your communication skills are excellent.  

Also, before the 21st, all born after November 26th have Venus in happy partnership with your Sun, bringing love life and creativity, very much linked to a love of studying and travel.  

After the 21st, all born up to December 6th, there is just a slight need to recognise that your charms can be very helpful at work, but don’t over-egg the pudding for your own gain. 

Before the 18th, Mars also in your solar 9th house from Leo will be bringing for all born after December 11th, great energy and drive to do with long distance issues and academic success.  Goals are sensibly, ambitiously and constructively sought out and achieved. 

However, after the 18th, if born up to December 1st, Mars will be squaring your Sun, which could indicate some impatience and irritability with or from others in a work environment.  

Jupiter, however, is in your sign, which currently adds a huge boost to the lives of those born December 6th to 9th.  This every 12-year transit heralds positivity, optimism, luck, significant travel opportunities and progress.  Enjoy.

If born December 9th to 12th however, just keep remembering that Neptune can make you over idealistic and not very grounded.  Keep real and  clear.


CAPRICORN

Issues around finances are focused this month, particularly complex ones and shared ones, but after the 2nd, when Mercury moves direct and particularly after the 11th, negotiations can start to go well. 

After the 21st, all born up to January 4th are well positioned for travel, particularly when it involves relationships and love life and a love of learning is flagged up.  Your charms are working well too in all legal negotiations.

After the 18th, Mars is also on your side, for all born up to January 1st, when your energy and drive is constructive and successful.  Again, particularly connected to long distance issues, travel and academia.  

Saturn, of course, is still marching through your sign and he is currently once again, sitting right on the Suns of those born January 4th –7th, as he was so doing late January and the first half of February.  This is a time when you can feel tired, weighed down with responsibility and obligations.  You feel serious.  You’re in a period of re-evaluation and maybe delay.  It’s a reality check that needs to be focussed upon.  Don’t kick the can down the road.  Saturn is your rather disguised friend. 

Uranus however is awakening and enlightening and rather liberating now for those born December 28th to 30th.  This every 42-year transit, which is with you one and off until early 2021, is giving you a sort of constructive rebellious desire to be authentically true to yourself, particularly creatively and in love life.  Enjoy. 

Neptune is also very positive now for those born January 7th to 10th.  He is inspiring you to follow your heart and to understand a better value system.  Your compassion and empathy is strong and your thoughts and your feelings cannot and should not be separated.

 Finally Pluto, still marching through your sign in the final decan (last 10 degrees) is still focusing his energies on the lives of those born Jan 11th-13th. This a very powerful time and has been for many months. It brings internal and external significant changes, endings and new beginnings. At the least, it empowers you, after some testing. Most importantly, it is not a time to abuse power or use it ruthlessly for personal gain. This brings the ability to be healing and regenerative on a profound level for self and others, even though some intensity of feeling and experience has to be experienced as a precursor.


AQUARIUS

There is much activity in your Solar 7th house of relationships this month, so therefore they will flag up as having a strong impact on your life. 

Indeed, after the 11th, when Mercury is direct and in your opposite sign of Leo, all of you will find great opportunities to make breakthroughs through wise communications; and good news is given and received and partnerships are improved through negotiation. 

Before the 21st, all born after January 25th may find extra satisfaction and love in the power of relationships, both new and current ones.  

Also, before the 18th, Mars also in your Solar 7th House, is bringing for all born after February 8th, the additional power of assertiveness and drive in your relationships and this can tip into some confrontation from yourself to others or vice versa, so just have a care.  

Jupiter is in a gentle, positive connection now to the Suns of those born February 3rd to 6th.  Your goals are well favoured.  Friendships and group work can be successful and your intelligence and your luck combined is also good for expansion, confidence and travel. 

However, the planet Uranus, which is your ruling planet, is currently going though Taurus. This is not in a great relationship to your sign and at the moment he is squaring the Suns of those born January 26th to 28th. This transit will be with you until early 2021 and it just basically warns of the need to be very cautious, as there is potential impulse, rebellion, carelessness and the unexpected, in your impulses and behaviour.  Your need for change and excitement may be valid, but do not lose sight of the need to stop and think and have reflection.  This may be particularly related to home , family and real estate issues.


PISCES

Before the 11th and particularly after the 2nd, Mercury (which goes direct on the 2nd) will be aligned to the Suns of those born after March 13th.   Yours skills at communicating, both creatively and on an every day level will be enhanced and your ability to have productive conversations, particularly with offspring and in love life, will be evidenced. 

After the 21st, for all born up to March 4th, the power of love and charm and attractiveness will be evident, as will relationships flourish and new people can be of great interest.  

Also after the 18th, Mars, also in your opposite sign of Virgo, will bring for all born up to February 29th, the power of other people, which can be positive, or it may feel a bit over-powering.  You too may well be the one that is a bit OTT.  Be careful about irritation or control issues, from you to others or vice versa.  Other people may indeed be challenging.  

Jupiter is now squaring the Suns of those born March 4th to 7th.  This is a bit of a warning about over-confidence, arrogance, or expecting too much of others or over-reaching, particularly in the professional context, so have a care, but enjoyment can be on the cards. 

Saturn, for exactly the same group, is going to counteract that as he simultaneously sextiles your Sun. which will give you caution and care, particularly when dealing with the progress of your goals and in a group context.  

Uranus is well placed now from Taurus, to encourage those born February 25th to 27th to think outside the box, laterally and divergently, in a way that allows you to have insight, which will be productive for your future.  A need for excitement and adventure can be constructive.  

Neptune your ruling planet is still hovering around the Suns of those born Marc 7th-10th. Your Pisces traits will be massively magnified, both positive and not so positive. Great for the art, creativity, music, and dance and for empathy compassion and psychic potential and for feeling others emotions acutely, like you are a sponge. However, beware also over idealism, fantasy, chasing unicorns and rainbows and also avoid negative escapism, because of hugely increased and sometimes painful hypersensitivity to life. Avoid all deceptiveness, and beware your own vulnerability to others being rather deceptive to you.

Finally Pluto is bringing a sense of destiny and empowerment to the lives of those born March 10th-13th still. Your humanitarian desires are strong and enabled and groups of like minded people and friends are so good for you; and indeed, you are for them and leadership is your too, if you wish it. Always, with Pluto, good motive is needed however.