Astrology 10/21-27

WEEKLY FORECAST:
Dynamic forces are at work this week, and with Uranus presiding over most of the developments unfolding through the end of the month, unexpected and unusual events are front and center. The Taurus Full Moon rests in perfect conjunction to Uranus, while the Sun will be opposition over the first few days of the week. The Nodal Axis forms a Fixed Cross from 1’ Leo/Aquarius, so there are very fated connotations to what occurs in this phase. Some volatility should be anticipated, but what does happen is more likely to be a culmination of what has been developing since late May, when Uranus first moved into Taurus, transiting the degree it currently resides at now in retrograde, preparing to ingress back into Aries for a few more months. In other words, it’s not exactly “New News” but rather the manifestation of what was new in the late Springtime.

Mercury and Venus from Scorpio provide a more grounding influence, harmonizing to Pluto (Mercury) and Saturn (Venus). An important conversation early in the week has a cut to the chase quality about it, and you can reach an agreement or decision now that has long lasting ramifications. Venus is connecting to Saturn for the second of three sextiles it forms due to retrograde motion. The first occurred September 12th and the last on December 16th. Just as Venus makes three opposition aspects to Uranus, there is also a desire towards stability through these contacts with Saturn, indicating a need to find a balance between commitment and freedom.

On Friday Venus conjuncts the Sun at 3’ Scorpio, signaling the midpoint of the retrograde period which will last a few more weeks through November 16th. From here a sort of truce can be made. Similarly to a New Moon, this is a period of new beginnings in Venus matters. Resolution of all decisions made since January 9th (Sun – Venus conjunct at 18’ Capricorn) occurs, and the reset button gets pushed. An evaluation of how well things have, or alternately have not, worked out since then might be a part of this and provides a turning point towards how you wish for things to work out in the future. While it’s easy to make the blanket description of Venus as the love and money planet, look at the house Venus rules in your chart for more info on what it symbolizes to you personally. House cusps in your chart governed by Taurus and Libra will provide insight.

Sun sextiles Saturn the following day (Saturday) providing some much needed clarity. This is a good day to address important issues and make progress on a long range goal. Despite it being the weekend this is a good time for planning and getting some work done. The Sun moves into Scorpio early Tuesday morning, delving into the depths of the soul and psyche is possible now. Gerd Ziegler attributes the 6 of Cups Tarot Card to this placement and offers the indications: “Enjoy your own emotional wealth and share it with a partner…. rich exchange of sexual and heart energy, emotional renewal…” along with the affirmation: “I am now open to a partner with whom I can share the joys of love on all levels.” Sounds pretty saucy! With Venus retrograde in the sign, it might take a little longer to get everything and everyone on the same page (circle that 3rd Venus – Saturn sextile in December to make a lasting commitment) but there are definitely some productive developments this week that lead to that outcome. Listen to your heart and trust your instincts as always.

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This is as far as I got this week, I have been working everyday preparing for my trip to Europe for a technology conference in Poland. Pictures soon! xoxoxoxo ~ Stargazer ❤️

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Weekly Horoscope 10/14 – 20

QUIETUDE

WEEKLY FORECAST:
It’s a quieter week overall, though communication is highlighted with Mercury making all the punctuation marks and conveying a very important message through Scorpio. Sandwiched between two pretty intense weeks, this one provides a respite, a chance to see or consider where all this might be headed, though this is still not likely to best moment to put fourth a major effort or make a long standing decision, particularly in regard to committed love relationship or important financial negotiation.

Meanwhile, a very positive breakthrough is possible when Mercury lands on retrograde Venus Monday night, offering an opportunity to articulate the feelings associated with this transit. A heart to heart with a close and trusted friend can be very productive, and more so even if you connect with your partner and share what’s on your mind. It’s easier now to express loving feelings, even if they have been more difficult to come by, and from Scorpio this special contact makes it possible to look within at what you really want and how far you are willing to go to get it.

From Sunday into Tuesdays 2nd Quarter Moon, there is a glimpse of what the Taurus Full Moon has in store next week, and progress can be made on initiatives that were begun over the Libra New Moon phase last Monday – Tuesday. Aspects to Saturn, Uranus and Venus from the Moon in Capricorn provide a great deal of harmonious stimulation in the early days of the week. Energy will be focused and attuned to goals with a helpful dose of innovation and creativity aiding the process by offering a fresh perspective on the topics at hand.

Towards the end of the week a different set of priorities emerges, when Mercury attunes brilliantly with inspirational Neptune, shedding some light on something really cherished or even sacred to you. Intuition runs strong, augmented by the Moon in Pisces later in the day. A more obstinate tone is struck midday, when a very abrasive and argumentative angle is formed by Mercury to Mars. At it’s best this can be a good time for getting a lot done, but don’t make haste. This also only applies if you can work without letting your own mood or that of others send you down a road of contention and hostility. Save those snarky bits to a secret folder and keep them off social media (or someone’s inbox) for the time being. If it’s still relevant, say, at the beginning of next week, then feel free to express yourself.

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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19

A professional matter needs to be addressed this week. Steps you take may culminate in a powerful financial opportunity that emerges next week. Success will come if you think outside of the parameters you are currently operating in and try something defiantly different from your norm. From Friday, unwind and relax. It will be all systems go beginning next week and you will want to be at your tippy top.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20

Wherever you may be at in a partnership, (coming or going? still uncertain?) Monday will provide an insight that will be quite helpful. This story still mutates over the next month, until at least 16 November, when Venus resumes direct motion. If you feel out of sorts during this period, use this to reflect on where you seek self improvement and make a plan you can put into motion between now and New Years Eve.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20

Where productivity may have proved challenging in recent times, you gain a valuable insight in the early days of the week, perhaps even a lead on a new job. The end of the week is also favored, though you have to watch your words. Intimate matters continue to feature largely, and you reach a turning point here as well. While it may take a bit longer to settle this issue, a decisive step can be made on Tuesday.

CANCER June 21 – July 22

There are some positive indication this week affecting your most committed and loving relationship. If you’ve had difficulty expressing your desires, the words or a meaningful gesture may come more easily to you now. Friday can be ideal for sharing love or inspiration. Some of this has to do with self awareness, and if a part of your persona has been dormant, it may be revealed during the quarter Moon phase opposite your sign on Tuesday.

LEO July 23 – August 22

You make some progress this week on the home front, and although this situation won’t be resolved for another month, it’s possible that you reach a decision, if only to put it into motion down the line. A family legacy may be crucial to this and an important conversation that occurs at the end of the week can be fruitful. A partner could be less enthusiastic about matters and express themselves quite vocally.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22

A love relationship could be reaching a turning point this week, and a conversation on Monday could easily set the stage for a major decision or move forward. Friday is lovely for connecting to the one you love, make a plan to get together. Contention at work could prove vexing on the other hand. Someone is likely being temperamental and it’s up to you to choose whether or not you want to indulge an outburst or walk away.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23

Financial matters continue to preoccupy, and you can make positive decisions Monday that will bring you rewards in the near future. While this is likely a lucrative month for you, spending all your time with your mind on your money and your money on your mind could also point to a desire to be distracted from relational issues that have been tricky over recent weeks. Remind someone close to your heart that although you may be busy, you value them too.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21

It’s a busy period for you, and although a part of you still craves some time behind the scenes, important negotiations are transpiring this week that will move you closer to your objectives. Putting in an effort now yields fantastic personal and/or financial rewards by the end of the year. A super romantic vibe permeates on Friday, and even if a relationship is a bit sideways with Venus in retrograde, you may enjoy a sweet moment with someone close to your heart.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

While the astroscape is deep in the Scorpio season, you may find yourself withdrawn, musing over the past and clearing the way to a bright future forthcoming. The quarter Moon presides over a significant financial decision. Follow a hunch here and reap a reward. Your instincts are pivotal in coming to a decision about a residential matter towards the end of the week. This is a good moment to make your house your home.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

You can present your message clearly this week, and a special project could get the attention required to give you the green light. Watch financial negotiations towards the end of the week as a conversation can become prickly. A quarter Moon in your sign on Tuesday places an emphasis on who you are and what you are becoming. The hard work you are putting in now will pay off within the next year or so, keep climbing!

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18

The emphasis on your profession remains through the end of the month, and steps you take this week assure a bright outcome by the end of the year. Intuition is strong in the first part of the week and most likely you will be most productive working behind the scenes. Friday features inspiration, but there may also be a confrontational episode with a boss or authority figure. Watch your words if you seek to protect your position and/or reputation.

PISCES February 19 – March 20

Issues and individuals at a distance are appealing for you this month, and even if a relationship or opportunity abroad has come under question, important conversations this week will help you to right the course by the end of the year. The quarter Moon on Tuesday rekindles enthusiasm about this and makes you optimistic for what is in store. La Luna moves into your sign over next weekend, and will help you to reconnect with what matters most to you.

Weekly Horoscopes 10/7-13

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JUDGEMENT card from the DELTA ENDURING Tarot

BREAKTHROUGH

WEEKLY FORECAST:
Tensions may erupt this week, as rather divisive aspects occur, though there is simultaneously the potential under this astrology for a genuine breakthrough. The New Moon in Libra forms a tough alinement with Pluto, so building a bridge or hoping to establish connectivity in a relationship can prove challenging now. With Venus in retrograde, obstacles may be present. A contentious situation can develop, though real love is not likely to disappear overnight, there are simply some growing pains a connection might be going through in this span of time or over the coming weeks.

Friday also features intense overtones, as Sun squares Pluto, requiring a major adjustment to an objective established earlier in the year (January 9th saw the conjunction of these planets at 19’ Capricorn). Harnessing the transformative power of this aspect meanwhile can produce a development of lasting impact. A tough choice might have to be made, as something could require release at this time in order to make progress. Cut your losses and move forward. A grounding aspect between Mercury and Saturn the same day will offer a level headed and practical approach to whatever emerges and keeps the volatility to a minimum, hopefully.

Mercury enters Scorpio on Tuesday, enhancing deeply psychological and strategic thinking, but also secrecy. As Mercury squares the nodes in the later days of the week, adjustments need to be made to accommodate the future directives. This recognition of changes occurring can bring up a sense of nostalgia or loss. Things will not be as they were, and this can produce a sense of closure or release. Meanwhile, though the future might not be completely clear, there could be a conversation or decision that is made that moves a situation forward. Instinct will be strong, so trust your conviction to make a commitment towards a change.

Thursday offers a respite of sorts as the Scorpio Moon makes harmonious and productive aspects to Neptune and Pluto. A final conjunction of Moon to Jupiter can reinvigorate the potentials for growth in the realms of the soul and psyche, enabling renewed commitment to see progress over the coming month where it may have been delayed otherwise. From November 8th, Jupiter shifts gears, entering Sagittarius for the following year, so it’s make it or break it time where Scorpio is featured in your chart! Mars simultaneously moves out of post retrograde shadow from 10’ Aquarius, indicating there is greater conviction to take action on a matter that has stagnated since mid May. Breathe forward, think forward and move forward this week.

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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19

Partnerships reach a pivotal tuning point during the New Moon on Monday. With Venus retrograde you may feel ambivalent about starting a new relationship or deepening an ongoing commitment. Your sense of conviction is likely to feel renewed towards the end of the week. A professional matter that has been culminating since the beginning of the year requires a rethink or even a full on revolution. An opportunity could change your life in a heartbeat, take a stand for what you want and whether or not you get it, at least you will feel right with yourself.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20

The plot thickens within your primary relationships, and a conversation about the future towards the end of the week will be very productive. This could apply to cohabitation or your longer range goals and the right person will support your choices. Mid week is more contentious and there could be a professional matter at stake, you and someone close might not be able to find a common ground. Try to take the long view of where you want to be by the end of the year to diffuse a difficult situation.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20

Work, health, productivity and how they all link up for you will be of paramount importance for the remainder of the month, with opportunities to find success if you keep ear to the ground for them. It may take until December, but you will get there! Don’t allow a hardworking phase tune you out to the love light illuminating your path and a chance to (re)connect to what you enjoy most during the New Moon on Monday. A connection with someone at a distance could have a compelling pull and you’ll see renewed potential by the end of the week.

CANCER June 21 – July 22

Changes are occurring on the home front, as substantive shifts that have been in the works since much earlier in the year begin to fall into place. While there is no shortage of potentially dramatic moments in this astroscape, your inner conviction radiates and keeps you at ease with yourself, preventing you from getting blindsided. The rest of the month highlights love and creativity, and while some situations have gone sideways, a very significant conversation or decision you make carries you to a very positive conclusion in December.

LEO July 23 – August 22

Your personal life continues to go through dynamic reorientation and a heavy emphasis on your family or residence through the end of the month can bring about very productive changes now. These will lead to a wonderfully creative month in November, so take care of business! The New Moon highlights your social connections and this could be a positive time to start a night class or get that book club together. There could be fallout with a loved one midweek, though if you keep to your standards of conduct and all will be well.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22

You enter a busy season highlighting communication. This is a positive time for social events and connecting with your friends. Someone could unexpectedly drop in mid week, or a conversation or decision could put you on an unexpected trajectory. The consequences of past actions or choices reveal outcomes this week, requiring you to make amends or reconcile with yourself privately. A heartfelt conversation with a loved one gets you back on track by the end of the week.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23

A New Moon in your sign Monday enables you to push the reset button on many aspects of your life, and renew commitment to your personal objectives as well as within relationships, which are gaining some momentum now. Mid week can be a bit tricky, unexpected financial developments can require you to make quick decisions, though this month is productive to attend to these and grow your prospects. By December you see a worthwhile pay off for your efforts. A message that reaches you Friday is significant to this and gets you on track.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21

Your perspective shifts as consciousness shifts you out of the shadows of your subconscious and into view. Within two more weeks you’ll fully emerge as the Sun moves into your sign. Meanwhile this month is highly favorable (Venus retro in your sign not withstanding) for aligning with desire and intentions of a personal nature. Partnership continues to be a trickier matter for the time being, with a surprise in store mid week. An adjustment you make towards over the following days could bring very positive professional results.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

This is likely to be a period of deep reflection for you, Sag, while you clear the decks for very exciting personal developments that unfold beginning next month taking you straight through the new year. For now, attend to unfinished business, and enjoy solitude, relaxation or meditation. A realization mid week has unexpected implications, clairvoyance and intuition is highlighted. Dream symbols could also offer guidance. Overcome a financial obstacle towards the end of the week. The Moon in your sign empowers you from Friday into Saturday.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

A turning point in your professional life and the financial implications this holds are paramount this week. The New Moon signals a new chapter and you make the most of the opportunities available by not pushing your agenda too forcefully. Recalibrating the connection between what you have and what you share with someone (or expect them to give you,) is highlighted at the end of the week. You may have an obligation to fulfill here. Socially this is a harmonious month to (re)connect with friends who share your ideals and interests.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18

You are gaining ground professionally and very important discussions and negotiations can occur this month. Advancement will come by December if you put in the footwork now. Personally you are gaining momentum, though you may see growing pains within a relationship that just isn’t ready to take off at this time. Arguments can occur midweek if you push your point too forcefully. Giving people space to do their own thing generates better feelings of good will. Clarity regarding your future direction, perhaps a trip or realizing an educational goal provides you with satisfaction over the New Moon phase.

PISCES February 19 – March 20

The New Moon highlights your most intimate relationships and may cause you to review your finances, especially those connected to a spouse or business partner. It is possible you come across a new source of income through these contacts, or perhaps you receive a loan or grant (or begin to pursue one). While there is still a lot of internal focus over the coming weeks, a myriad of planetary action occurring in Scorpio expands your view point, making this a positive time in which to explore different perspectives or cultures through education or travel. It also puts you at ease with yourself, which never hurts either!

Stargazer October Horoscope

METAMORPHOSIS

OCTOBER FORECAST:
While there are no big ticket outer planet transits this month, the kind that genuinely shape the overall trajectory for months if not years, there are palpable shifts in perspective as a strong sense of evolution and closure predominates. Mercury (Oct. 11), Sun (Oct. 25) and Venus (Oct. 31) all square the Nodal axis from Scorpio, culminating the adjustments being made between the past and future objectives as the Nodes prepare to shift from the Leo/Aquarius polarity to Cancer/Capricorn in early November. Uranus also squares the Nodes from 0’ Taurus towards the end of the month, further highlighting this transition, and stimulating sudden and unexpected opportunities to manifest an intention that has been paramount since May 2017.

This precipitates the first order of closure occurring this month, as the directives of the Leo North Node are finalized. Pay special attention to what occurs over the last 5 days of the month and through the first week of November while the North Node transits at 0’ Leo. Better yet, use the energy available in this period to make a substantial move towards a goal. A final Leo Lunar eclipse next January resonates completion for something begun in this vital period, so an objective put into motion now will likely materialize in about 4 months time, (January 20th, 2019). Remember that as the North Node objectives are met, the past karmic baggage represented by the South Node is released and resolved on its own.

Jupiter concludes its time in Scorpio between now and November 8th, signaling the completion of another cycle. From Scorpio, Jupiter is not operating at its most effective wavelength, though the last year has been productive for emotional and spiritual growth and revelation. Growth has occurred through esoteric awareness, less so in the material realm and in some cases through relinquishing desire to tangible attachments, including money itself. Contacts to Pluto and Neptune enhanced the transit enormously, and since last December you may have noticed you have come to terms with the deeper aspects of the psyche and developed a more profound connection within an intimate relationship, having come into a resonant personal awareness of how and why this contact affects you and ending those which did not provide the emotional bond that led to a trusting and loving connection. This trust can also apply to yourself, and if you have been working more on your spiritual awareness and honing your intuition, this has likely been a fruitful transit.

Mercury is the most active planet this month, indicating a lot of communication occurs, though much of it behind the scenes while Mercury transits Scorpio from the 9th. Use this period advantageously for making progress in both personal and professional matters. In mid November, Mercury will enter its next retrograde phase, and matters will progress more slowly. A conjunction to Jupiter on the 29th in late Scorpio is ideal for a heart to heart, conducting a business negotiation or preparing for a trip. At this time it is possible to articulate goals clearly and make determinations about where progress will be sought over the coming cycle. Passion and intensity preside over the final days of the month with several planets (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter) all transiting in Scorpio.

Venus retrograde (through November 16th) signals delays simultaneously, more likely of a romantic or sentimental variety. This can take the shape of people from the past remerging, or reaching out to a long lost loved one, though such contacts frequently resonate unfinished karmic business that needs to be reconciled before you can move on. In some cases there is a second chance to rekindle a connection, though its advisable to wait until after the retrograde phase to make a decision about these, as there will likely be reversals from mid November forward. The possible exception would be on the 24th, when Venus makes a second sextile to Saturn. This is a positive time in which to tenuously plan out long range associations, without necessarily signing the dotted line. In mid December the aspect occurs again and a commitment can be made more wholeheartedly.

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OCTOBER HOROSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19

Relationships could remain tricky business this month as Venus retrogrades and continues to clash with Mars and then Uranus. Seems people can’t quite see eye to eye. Adopt a live and let live approach and see where it takes you. Shared finances are also impacted, and if you were expecting or relying upon money from an outside source, you might be waiting a bit longer. A New Moon on the 9th indicates a change in the status quo, someone new could show up on the scene. Give it till the middle of next month to see the dust settle around this one. Someone (yourself included) may be having second thoughts. The social realm will be vibrant and a group project could really take off now. Friendship enlivens you.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20

Venus retrogrades on the 6th, a very personal transit for you since it is your ruler. Certain aspects of your self and identity have become quite entwined with your partner and balance between you needs to be restored. As Mercury joins in from the 11th, the plot definitely thickens and negotiation intensifies. A Full Moon in your sign on the 24th combines with Saturn and offers assurance. You feel confident asserting your needs. Venus connects to the Sun (and also Saturn) and it is through your partner you experience a lost or forgotten part of yourself and your true desires. Matters become clearer on the 26th. You may not be ready to move forward (give it about 3 more weeks) but you’ll have determined how you would like to see things work out in the end. Volatile and unpredictable influences preside at the end of the month… just when you had things sorted… kaboom!

GEMINI May 21 – June 20

Love relationships can be touch and go in this phase, as friction in the early part of the month can have one or both partners reconsidering the union. Venus retrograde from the 6th heightens the tension, and it’s not unusual for people to withdraw now to figure out their emotional boundaries and commitments. This could apply to a work situation, either an office romance might be put on ice, or a job promotion you were on queue for just slips through your fingers. What falls off the scene may be back in no time, though if it doesn’t – chalk it up to it just wasn’t meant to be. Your time is best spent in study or travel right now, distant cultures and horizons hold adventures you may have missed out on earlier in the year. There is the potential you are cultivating a passionate alliance with someone abroad that could come to fruition when Venus is direct again. A lucrative work assignment could arrive on the 29th. Be ready to jump.

CANCER June 21 – July 22

Venus retrograde from the 6th could signal a change of heart or the trajectory of a love relationship. Events around the 10th indicate a spike in the road that sets people apart for the time being. Soul searching is a positive way in which to spend this transit, though you’ll want to fight for love on the 29th, just choose your words carefully. A great deal of enthusiasm is present here, though it could take until towards the end of December to see this all work out. (This applies equally to a creative undertaking, BTW.) An emphasis on home and personal life, especially around the New Moon on the 9th, suggests changes to your residence, maybe flatmates are coming or going or you decide to move. Strong forces affect your domestic realm, perhaps a domineering person (your partner?) or circumstance suggest you have something to overcome. The New Moon resurrects a long standing awareness of these issues, which have been pervasive for years. New insights could be present here to navigate a tricky situation.

LEO July 23 – August 22

Things continue to heat up in your principal relationships, and you can pick up where you left off in June. Domestic matters remain paramount, though as Venus retrogrades on the 6th, you are reminded that these things are going to take time and will do better to set aside relocation, renovation than to frustrate yourself with delays. Good news comes in on the 29th that you can put into action at the end of December. This relates to your home as well, it’s just going to take a minute for all the details to unfold and get sorted. Hang tight! The Full Moon on the 24th signals a completion and culmination in your professional life. There can be a bit of discomfort, especially if you are leaving a long term position to go off on your own, start a new career or your own business. There is excitement, too, but being a bit of a creature of habit, you have an adjustment to make forthcoming. A home business with a partner is an indication here, and a great deal of sweat and tears and hard work has gone into what you built and pays off now.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22

New financial opportunities could turn up, but there are barriers or something that has to be overcome to make the most of this one. Venus retrograde also portends a slow down in regard to resources, so anticipate it will take until at least the end of next month for all the pieces to fall into place. Things begin to pick up steam at work, though people will not be on their best behavior on the 10th, easy does it. Your privacy could feel invaded, someone is prying or people are trying to socialize, making you uncomfortable or otherwise annoyed. The 11th, 25th and 31st are all a bit challenging. You may come to a decision about pursuing a new course of study or achieving an educational goal on the 24th. There are long range consequences to what happens now.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23

A New Moon in your sign on the 9th opens the door to a whole new chapter. Release the burdens of the past and especially any bitterness associated with disappointment. Venus in retrograde muddies the waters a bit. There could be some financial fallout and this could connect to a business partnership, your income or a settlement dispute in the case of a divorce or separation. It is worthwhile to take matters of the heart with a grain of salt in this period, especially in the case of a long term relationship. If matters get contentious (esp. around the 10th) or someone has a change of heart this could just be a temporary state of affairs. Mercury and Jupiter are collaborating to protect your financial interests, as you will see and which will ultimately be reconciled by the end of December. A conversation or idea that comes up on the 29th shows promise and should be followed up with. The Sun in your sign sees you rising above it all, showing grace and diplomacy under pressure regardless of what occurs. The 12th hosts some very intense and challenging dynamics. Change or be changed.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21

Venus slides backwards in your sign from the 6th, a period of misdirection or indecision follows and you may have to wait until December to see the fulfillment of your dreams and desires. The 10th can be especially vexing, and there can be a very contentious issue with a flatmate, this will be doubled if you are romantically involved, or living with your lover or your spouse. Mercury in your sign is very decisive enough in the meanwhile and you can make progress in the business world if not in your personal life right now. The 22nd and 29th are very positive for negotiations and pushing your personal agenda. You may not get results immediately (Mercury will retrograde next month) but, again, by December, there will be a very positive outcome to a conversation or agenda you set into motion around these dates. By the end of the month, push might come to shove in a relationship that seems to be coming off the rails. Events on the 31st could be the trigger that completely sends a situation sideways, although trying something completely unexpected could be exactly what circumstances require if you are really in a rut.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

As Venus retrogrades in Scorpio from the 6th, coupling with Mercury entering the sign a few days later, there is a distinct turn of the focus inward for the remainder of the month. This is a time to settle old scores, examine the past and release the dusty old skeletons hanging out in your closet. Jupiter is on it’s way to your sign, and it’s time to make room for some gorgeous new apparel. The 15th is a good time to touch down with a confidante or even start a course of psychotherapy if you are really ready to go deep. You have access to your most hidden attributes and can easily articulate your feelings and the things you would otherwise normally conceal, even that which you are most afraid of. The presence of Jupiter indicates this will not be a difficult period, and you make the most of it by taking some time out and nurturing your private life. Mars has another idea, and will keep you busy socially. This will require balance, but can be done, though there may be a tricky ambience on the 10th. Somebody intrudes on your personal space and it is not pretty! Protect yourself and your heart!

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

Things begin to get tricky this month as Venus retrogrades from the 6th through the middle of next month. Sun, Mercury and Mars all conspire to give you high visibility. Mars back in phase can see you in a hard working period, and the 22nd, 24th and 26th are great for making a great impression upon those who are in a position to help you. You could be back tracking over an agreement or reconfiguring a business objective this and next month. A New Moon on the 9th sets a positive tone, and will enable you to make some clear decisions. There could be some conflicts around the 10th, communication and sexual tension are stirring up trouble. The 31st can also provide some unexpected events or outcomes in the name of love and/or passion. Events towards the end of the month signal an upturn in revenue, or potentially hatching up a good business idea. Things come together more fruitfully in December. Show your love you care on the Full Moon of the 24th.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18

A professional matter back tracks from the 6th through the middle of next month and into December. An abrasive or confrontational circumstance around the 10th may force you to reconsider a strategic partnership. Dialogue and negotiation proceeds for the rest of the month and you can generate ideas and solutions on the 12th, 15th, 22nd and the 29th. Hold meetings and have conversations. You realize the extent of your personal sacrifice to keep a relationship afloat on the 11th, 25th and 31st, and there can be some discomfort connected to what you experience at these times. With Venus in retrograde on top of it all, there can be some contention in a relationship. Unexpected developments at the end of the month and the Full Moon on the 24th foretell domestic changes are in store. A decision you make about your residence has staying power and will affect you for a long time.

PISCES February 19 – March 20

While you continue to make peace with your past, your future direction comes into question. Venus retrogrades on the 6th (through November 10th) stimulating a reappraisal of where you want to go next or otherwise slowing down the initiatives you had in place for yourself regarding higher education, travel or publishing. The good news is, this review will give you a huge advantage in a few months time. When Venus reaches the apex of your chart in January, influencing your public reputation, career and recognition, it will join Jupiter (January 21, 2019) generating a once in twelve years incredible opportunity for advancement and success in your enterprises. For the next few months, let this be a work in progress and examine all your your options. Events are actually conspiring in your favor, even if it doesn’t feel that way right now. A development around the 26th will start to put things back into order, but don’t expect actual resolution quite yet. Ideas and productivity generated on the 12th, 15th, 22nd, 24th and especially the 29th and offer some favorable avenues worthy of exploration.

Stargazer Weekly 9/30 – 10/6

WEEKLY FORECAST:
This week sees the direct motion of Pluto in Capricorn, but meanwhile the retrograde motion of Venus from the 5th – November 16th. So while in some regards there is progress, there is also an inversion within the romantic/sensual and financial realms, and a reconsideration of where affections lie for some is in store. While Venus retrogrades, she frees herself from social norms and the constraints of being seen as the good woman, the ideal spouse or partner. All retrograde planets have a renegade streak to them. With the Venus – Uranus oppositions bookending this transit, a tenuous balance between freedom and commitment is still being maneuvered through. Finding a way to be connected to someone while maintaining a degree of independence and autonomy is a major theme throughout this transit.

As always, it’s my recommendation to examine the house ruled by any retrograde planet as a key to understanding the work in progress area of your chart being affected. The placement of the current retrograde cycle is the key to finding the solution for the issue at stake. For instance, if Venus rules your second house, but retrograding in the first, the attainment of a key financial goal is likely to occur through a reassessment of your personal representation and style. The key to getting that promotion is distinguishing yourself among your peers and finding a more tactful, diplomatic way in which to express yourself.

Pluto, meanwhile, deepens the intentions and generates a climate of purposeful expression of passion while it transits through Capricorn. Since the end of April the planet (It’s a planet again, did you hear?!) has appeared dormant, though really not – the work it was doing had been internalized. It was a period of inner transformation and figuring out what was worth turning the attention towards, what was worth changing for. Pluto is the underworld, the dark topics of sex, intimacy, linked incomes and soul level connections fall under its dominion. Pluto is also trauma – not only the events themselves, but the internal strength to overcome the upheaval that is produced by it. It is the strength of the Phoenix to arise after having completely burnt its former form to ash. In this area of your life, you will experience a rebirth now if you have done the inner work and determined what is worth changing for.

Venus will have her Phoenix moment a little later. Retreating from the scalding intensity of Scorpio, she has unfinished business to take care of in order to rebalance the scales in the relational realm. This applies both to committed partnerships, or those relating to business or the profession. From early December, Venus reenters and transits direct through Scorpio. Coupled with the transit of Mars through Pisces, a very sensitized emotional ambience will make it possible for deeply passionate and loving connections to flourish. For now, take a step back and see where your heart and the fates guide you. If you have not made your case clear within a partnership, or established your personal boundaries effectively, this is the appropriate time to review, with an eye six weeks down the road to make the changes required.

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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19

Professional matters begin to shift forward again, although relational ones begin to undergo a process of transition and reappraisal. While your personal momentum grows, you may find a loved one pulls back or is less available to you for the next six weeks. The best thing to do is let this person work on what they need to and avoid putting additional pressure on them unnecessarily. It’s possible your own feelings about a partnership are changing, and very new relationships especially may require a rethink.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20

You are getting a clearer sense of where you want to head in the not so distant future, and a key partnership seems to play a big role in the direction you seek to take. A circumstance at work or promotion you may have been expecting could prove more vexing as the next six weeks produce obstacles to the progress you had hoped you would make. It’s possible a female mentor from your past reemerges, and if so she has very sage wisdom to share with you. Make the most of a second chance.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20

Passion in an intimate relationship is stimulated and you may find yourself getting closer to someone than you had ever imagined possible. Commitment will be a big feature of this partnership and merging assets could be one way in which you demonstrate your conviction to do so with this person. It’s imperative you tap into a sense of joy and pleasure where these have been lacking. Venus retro offers a second chance to rediscover latent creativity that will lead to a better work prospect in November.

CANCER June 21 – July 22

You’ll see signs of life in your key committed partnerships from this week, though domestic issues may resurface at the same time. Particularly if you live with someone, there may be disagreement regarding your space and how you organize the household. Tuesday Quarter Moon in your sign intensifies your feelings and triggers tensions between yourself and family members with whom you do not see eye to eye. Try to maintain perspective and hear the other person out. This is merely a passage.

LEO July 23 – August 22

A more prestigious role or title is available now, or over the coming weeks, and to the extent you have been demonstrating your capacity and dedication on the job you will see advancement. Your living situation may require reappraisal in the meantime, and if you have been considering a move, renovation or redecoration project, these will likely be postponed until later in the year. Partnerships continue to gain momentum as the delays of the prior months dissipate. There could be strange behavior that is either a real turn on or unsettles the atmosphere, depending on your perspective.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22

You are required to come to terms with an unsettled financial matter over the coming weeks, though prior efforts may also begin to bear fruit where you have been diligent by mid November. At the same time, a love relationship that may have seen delays is stimulated and you will sense you are getting closer to what you desire between now and next April. Delving into passion is possible now, and this could equally apply to a creative pursuit you have been considering. Time to give it your all. Watch words Tuesday as tension abounds. This is a transition that must be confronted, how you respond is up to you.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23

A missed opportunity comes back your way, this is very personal but equally describes your love life. While you may not be certain precisely where your affections lie, in taking care of yourself first you will find the appropriate match reveals itself over the coming weeks. Finances require appraisal as well, but here you are seeing forward momentum after some months of recalibration. By the end of the month and especially by December there will be more to go around. A merger you make has the potential to present you with a windfall by the end of the year. One step at a time.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21

There are dual influences at work and you could be feeling pulled in numerous directions simultaneously. Venus retrograde in your sign may cause you to retreat into yourself as this transit indicates a withdrawal. Much is already going on behind the scenes suggesting you are delving deep into your subconscious and that intuition is incredible strong over the coming weeks. A sensitized ambience on Tuesday could illuminate a secret desire. Domestic matters continue to see resolve and tapping a primordial source of energy could bring a long sought resolution.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

While this is a very active period for you socially, it’s also a good time to reevaluate your financials and make some determinations in regard to your earnings as Pluto direct indicates a more productive atmosphere for progress now. Pluto, of course, destroys in order to create, so it’s just as likely you see certain sources of income fizzle out in order to be replaced by new ones between now and next April. Such an appraisal can take place on Tuesday where something comes to a definitive end and you need to make adjustments. Most likely these were overdue any way, so accept it and move forward.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

Passion is reinvigorated as the personal revolution you have been experiencing is reactivated enabling you to advance the goals and agenda you’ve been strategizing since last April. Release and rebirth are themes in this period and in fully embracing them you find a source of hidden reserves of power within yourself. This is highly advantageous, as Venus retrograde (between now and the end of November) offer you a second chance to progress professional objectives, now with the full force of Pluto behind you. Tuesday could be a bit contentious if you come on too strong. Watch your words.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18

You continue to come into your own and a sense of relief precipitates around the developments of the coming weeks. Your destination is likely unknown, but there is nonetheless a feeling of internal satisfaction that provides you with assurance all will work out in time. From mid week you revisit relational themes, many of which were stimulated over the Summer. Someone at a distance may feature and if a relationship had been abandoned you may find you have a second chance between now and the end of November to reconcile.

PISCES February 19 – March 20

Your most private life and intimate relationships are highlighted, and will continue to be over the coming weeks and months. Some variety of negotiation or reappraisal may be required here, and if you were working towards a loan, settlement or the division of assets and financial responsibility you share with a spouse or business partner, the next several weeks will be critical for this conversation. In many regards this is a period of closure for you. Mars behind the scenes calls for seclusion and secrecy while you extinguish the story lines of the last two years and prepare for the new world order that emerges for you in November.

Weekly Forecast 9/23 – 29

A QUESTION OF BALANCE

WEEKLY FORECAST:
This week culminates matters initiated two weeks ago under the auspices of the Virgo New Moon. Where the previous lunation exposed certain illusions via Neptune, the Aries Full Moon is likely to be more a reminder of where circumstances, as well as ourselves, have come up short. With the ingress of Sun and Mercury into Libra, the Neptune influence diminishes. Whatever delusions may have been punctured fade into the rear view making it time to move forward. Currently Saturn moves into the frame and bears down as a strong influence here, making a very tight square to the Aries Full Moon (conjunct Chiron) and the Sun (conjunct Mercury). Ouch! Get out the bandaids!

This can of course go several ways, but regardless of the precise direction or realization which occurs for you personally, a certain reality check is in store for all. With Chiron involved and highly sensitized by the Full Moon (and in square to Saturn as well) a great deal of vulnerability is exposed. Chiron in Aries seeks healing through learning independence, conviction and initiative. Since Mercury is closely involved in the configuration, there can be a therapeutic conversation that occurs here. Or there can be a pointed disagreement that seems to poke at your soft spot.

Libra seeks to keep the peace, but also demands you hold up your end of the bargain. Aries tendency to remain free (aloof) could produce a conflict of interest, especially when held under the harsh, critical gaze of Saturn. No ones getting away with anything at this point and a critical matter that surfaces now will demand remediation. With tense square energy present, it can also just be the kick in butt needed to start to make some progress on long range goals that may have stagnated since earlier in the year.

Saturn, incidentally, will exit it’s retrograde shadow phase in mid December, so any actionable decisions made now are a genuine second chance to achieve what you began to cultivate or build between January and mid April but may have way-sided over the late Spring and Summer months. Where you feel the most pressure is where the work is required.

So while the atmosphere is likely to be strained or produce difficult or even depressive moments in the coming days, there’s also an opportunity here to acknowledge one’s responsibilities and begin to take small but assured steps to reaching one’s goals. Do so with the greatest possible regard for your feelings (Moon-Chiron) and while nurturing your own need for autonomy and that of others as well. Those with personal planets or angles between 27’ Pisces/8’ Aries will likely be the most impacted right now – treat yourself with extra special care.

Sun and Mercury will harmonize positively with Mars in Aquarius, currently conjunct the South Node, as well as the degree of the Aquarius eclipse that occurred in July, enabling insights towards making progress on what may have transpired in that time frame, but which has remained in a holding pattern since. The release required (South Node) to move forward becomes quite obvious, but can be more readily articulated and therefore more easily acted upon. Look to 4’ Aquarius to see where this lands in your chart – a story line regarding this region of your zodiac that has been stuck since June is finally reconciled.

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:

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ARIES March 20 – April 19

There is a brittle quality this week that can inspire you to review and revitalize your career objectives. Partnerships feature and a committed relationship to your spouse or business collaborator will also be impacted. To the extent this relationship is helping or hindering you is up for question and where you are being supported and nurtured, you will decide to make a deeper commitment, otherwise – jump ship. Friendships and alliances that have past their expiration date will mutually be sacrificed mid week. Better times ahead from Thursday.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20

Intuition could be quite strong around the Full Moon phase on Monday, though the message revealed could produce an uncomfortable wake up call regarding longer range objectives and where you may have fallen short in moving towards them. A professional objective has been outgrown and midweek you may have an insight that compels you to cut your losses. The love life is providing more pleasurable experiences, and single Bulls looking for partnership can find it. Bear in mind this story goes to and fro between now and the end of the year.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20

A culminating moment with groups and organizations with whom you collaborate presents a critical turning point in your awareness of an intimate or financial matter. The situation is rather complex at the moment and it would appear that the attainment of your most heart felt wishes is somehow being held back by a commitment or shortage of resources. You may use this instructively if you allow the pressure you feel to instigate a productive change in how you handle your income and assets. Thursday is divine for nurturing your love connection, enjoy!

CANCER June 21 – July 22

Much seems to be at stake this week for you professionally, though you need to work through some very endemic long term issues with a spouse or business partner to make the most of it. A very delicate atmosphere this week makes it possible to reframe your career objectives if you tune into your sensitivity surrounding these. Personal and domestic matters also require attention, and Thursday is ideal to see developments on the home front that will offer genuine emotional satisfaction. Concern over an alimony, loan or legacy gets settled, finally, midweek.

LEO July 23 – August 22

Vexing matters regarding your job or work life are in frame this week, and you will seek a breakthrough here one way or another. Maintaining a diplomatic approach and keeping the lines of communication open are your best bet towards making the changes you desire. A partnership may come or go this week, the culmination of a drawn out scenario extending back to a dialogue that began in June. The final shoe drops on this one, and it’s time to determine whether to stay or go. Mid week is critical, as events resonate with fateful and karmic undertones, but by Thursday you are elated.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22

A critical intimate matter comes to a head over the Full Moon phase, pointing to a an endemic challenge you have to confront and overcome regarding a love relationship you have struggled to come to terms with, or to get off the ground at all. The current stars demand you make a commitment of some description, and this is tied to financial matters in several ways. Your income may be a factor in your ability to establish this connection, or there could be an issue involving child support. A concerning health matter is resolved midweek. This is an appropriate time to release bad habits that are debilitating to your productivity.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23

Contentious situations could be brewing in your partnerships and domestic life over the Full Moon on Monday. It’s likely an issue concerning your residence or familial obligations are hindering the breakthrough you would seek to make in a committed relationship. Finding new resolve to tackle this issue is the best potential outcome here, and by observing where you feel most stuck, you can genuinely identify the challenge that requires your attention. Karmic overtones preside mid week in a love relationship that has deep connections to the past. By Thursday you are back in the game and ready to rock.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21

While you are operating primarily behind the scenes right now, a highly concerning issue regarding your health, productivity or work culminates in the earlier part of the week that will demand immediate attention. This could easily be a realization you are quite unsatisfied with where you are at, though at it’s best will force you seek remedy and make some crucial decisions, that by December can yield a positive outcome if you are willing to put in the work and build this up one step at a time. Mid week is fruitful for releasing negative conditioning associated with your upbringing, and an internal conversation you’ve been having with yourself since June can finally be put to rest.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

If the financial picture looks bleak, this is a good time to deepen and redouble your efforts to make progress by redefining your values. The early days of the week point to the matters that require not only your immediate, but long range attention, presenting a turning point in which you can begin to make assured strides towards what you really want. Socially there are high and low notes, and your list of friends could be shrinking and growing as relationships more appropriate to you come to replace those that are fading away. Thursday is fantastic for a meeting, party or event. Optimism prevails once again.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

The ambience is pretty contentious and there is the potential to come under attack, or at least feel as though you are. A domestic situation may be simmering in conflict, though this could be precisely the catalyst required to get you to remedy a situation in your home life long overdue. Between now and next March, decisive actions taken rectify a situation once and for all. (Circle February 12th for a HUGE breakthrough.) A financial matter, possibly a source of income, comes to closure by midweek. Alternately, positive past karma could turn up a bonus for you. A stunning professional moment Thursday moves this all forward beautifully.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18

The process of release has been a major theme in your life since May 2017, impacting both the relational sphere and your own self image proportionally. While this won’t come fully complete until late October, a huge chunk of this transformation occurs this week, allowing you to release a couple lifetimes of spent karma if you are willing to shed the skin and conceptions necessary to make this vital personal metamorphosis. The themes that percolated during the late July eclipse resonate and the changes you have sought to integrate begin to really take hold. Watch words early in the week as you are speaking from a highly subjective space without being aware of it. Thursday is brilliant, enjoy yourself!

PISCES February 19 – March 20

A financial resolution is in sight, though some hurdles must be cleared before you can really maximize the opportunity at hand. Between now and next March you have another chance to radically reform how you earn and save, though you will have to be exceedingly original in your thinking to do so. An obstacle to the realization of your most cherished wishes plays a role and will push you to find way a through, even if at the moment it feels as though you are wading through bricks. You can use this feeling, as well as your feelings of self worth (particularly if they veer towards the not so great) very instructively to guide you through the first, second and third steps you need to take to intiate the progress that will see you to steps nine, ten and eleven, a few months down the road. Tap into what you really value and make a plan.

STARGAZER SEPTEMBER HOROSCOPES

PROGRESS
Forward momentum is finally made, with Mars and then Saturn returning direct, a shift in ambience is palpable and likely comes as a huge relief. Matters that precipitated as far back as January may culminate now when Jupiter and Pluto make their final sextile on the 12th. A journey into the darker regions of the netherworld pays off now, and where you have acted (consistently) with passion and conviction towards a goal or ideal is the prize. The Virgo New Moon ties into the configuration nicely, and offers a methodical practicality to realize this. On the other hand, an opposition of the New Moon to Neptune can provide a more challenging atmosphere, engendering an illusionary quality that can be either inspiring or confusing.

Venus and Mars are in conflict meanwhile, and there can be a confrontational quality in relationships over the coming months. Partners may be reconsidering prior choices, especially when Venus retrogrades in October. The friction between Scorpio (Venus) and Aquarius (Mars) can be pretty intense. One partner may want a more deeply intimate connection while the other seeks complete freedom. It’s possible that you experience this dynamic as a personal inner conflict. When Venus transits back into Libra in November, the terms of agreements and recalibration of the balance will occur. Venus and Mars trine on November 9th, signaling a truce is made.

Elements of the fates are in play, with Venus square the Nodes on the 16th and Mars conjunct South Node, (the final of 3 contacts made since June,) occurring in the final week of the month. These contacts can reveal the shortcomings of a decision made during the Summer or evolve a storyline initiated during the Aquarius eclipse that occurred at the end of July. It may be time to finally release a karmic contract and finally move forward. May the forces be with you! ~ Stargazer

SEPTEMBER HOROSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19

You continue to elevate your public profile and experience exciting shifts in perspective this month. A clash with a partner on the 9th can signal a slow down or reconsideration of the relationship. Venus begins to slow in orbit, preparing for retrograde motion. Perhaps job obligations are pulling you apart. A new venture partner, loan or outside source of money can bolster your professional prospects on the 12th. A behind the scenes role seems to suit you best right now. A new job or position is highlighted this month. A project or assignment you begin on the 20th will play a major role in your activities for the next four months. The New Moon on the 9th could also present an opportunity. You are at ease with yourself on the 25th and onwards. A Full Moon in your sign ties it all together for you.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20

Relationships intensify, (and will continue to for a few months) as Venus begins a transit of Scorpio, your mirror self, or partnership, from the 10th of September. This transit extends into January of next year, or close to 13 weeks. (During the month of November, Venus is mostly in Libra due to the retrograde cycle.) You could see some push/pull dynamics taking place in your love relationship and it may be that you or your loved one are getting cold feet, at least temporarily. Venus harmonizes with Saturn over the course of the retrograde, but is also in tension to the Nodes. A situation has to prove itself. Hold in your heart that true love will prevail and you will be fine. Feelings run strong around the 12th and a New Moon in the most romantic part of your zodiac on the 9th can stimulate very positive dynamics in your love life.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20

There is an inward shift this month and while you are still riding on a bit of a social + romantic wavelength you’ll feel a bit more reclusive. The 7th is really remarkable for coming into your own and getting in touch with your inner space and doing some soul healing. Practices you put in now will last you a long time. Your work life needs some tweaking mid month, and you’ll ask whether what you are doing to stash the cash is in alignment with where you want to invest yourself the most, which is likely to involve your head expression, speaking and writing. Adjustments are required for growth and because these changes involve altering the most fixed aspects of existence, thus there is a great deal of friction around those changes. You take pleasure in your routines and having healthy habits this month. You feel more upbeat after the 22nd.

CANCER June 21 – July 22

As money matters reconcile and fade away in the rear view mirror, you become more free to tune into the very enticing romantic and social opportunities that are available this month. You may find a romantic relationship goes through a period of adjustment around the 17th. You and yours need to get on the same page for the future and negotiate some kind of financial agreement. This one will be a work in progress for a few months. Put to rest a long standing issue related to debt or some other form of outside income on the 26th. An exciting new social chapter opens up for you on the 20th, and a creative or academic project you begin now will become an important part of your daily life and activities for the next 4 months. Putting on a performance, writing an online blog or journal, or hosting a podcast could all be fun projects you’ll consider with some friends. From the 10th a spectacular and loving transit of Venus influences your house of True Romance. There’s going to be a back and fourth (again) though, with Venus going retro next month, so son’t get your hopes up too quickly!

LEO July 23 – August 22

Financial channels open this month, it’s a good time for budgeting expenses and monitoring your income. The 20th begins a prosperous period, you’ll be working for it, but earning what you deserve. The edge comes back to your relationship on the 12th, and unresolved conflict will be inevitable. You can bury a long standing issue on the 26th. Call it out for what it is and cut yourself free from burdensome people and energies. The 18th could present a vexing sexual/romantic conundrum. Sultry Black Moon Lillith combines with the South Node, and there could be enticements that could produce a set back. Venus in Scorpio from the 10th sets up the major theme of the final third of the year, associated with your home and family and a back and fourth (retrograde) issue pertaining to a residential matter. It could be you are ready to make an upgrade, Jupiter is all for it, but you may want to anticipate for delays until December. Either resources or a partner prevent you from taking the plunge. Let this month be instructive, not constructive.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22

New beginnings are the focus of this months stars and you will start to see signs of life in a relationship that may have stalled or stagnated. Growth may be slow going, but it is also assured at this point. Limits are tested on the 8th and a fight could signal a temporary separation, so watch your words on this difficult day. A Venus retrograde period is approaching and partners may be feeling stretched a bit thin over the coming months. Events on the 12th can catch you by surprise, yet you feel at ease here and can readily communicate your heart’s desire with candor. You might reach the final straw with a job you no longer feel is stimulating and by the end of the month you’ll be ready to bite the dust on a situation you have outgrown. Mercury makes a super quick transit of your sign mid month and a flurry of activity keeps you remarkably busy. Financials come into frame during the last week, this will be particularly helpful and interesting if you have decided to quit a job and need to figure out your budget until you have a new position lined up.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23

Contentious energy with a family member, flatmate or within your residence can trigger an argument or crisis on the 8th. This will be the most obvious with someone whom you are in a romantic relationship and have been living with (or thinking about it). Disagreements at this time can also point to financial worries and indications mid month of shortcomings can also be problematic. Good news could arrive on the 11th and 12th that modifies this enormously though, and will assist you in making progress. An issue that has weighed upon your relationship since May (or earlier) can finally be resolved, and the time around the Full Moon on the 25th and events over the week that follows can bring in very positive news. There is equally the potential you are breaking something off in this phase too, in which case it’s absolutely best to release it, as it no longer serves your growth. There is a solemn quality to someone you say goodbye to at this time, but it also frees you to embrace an incredible momentum to move forward.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21

Venus in your sign from the 10th brings pleasurable experiences, even a little luxury and romance into your life, with the 12th presenting a wonderful opportunity to make a commitment, especially for business. Agreements made now are long lasting and all involved parties will grow and benefit from the terms of a contract at this time. You might feel a bit triggered around the 17th in regard to your identity and professional direction. If you don’t feel you are being properly represented, for instance in the press or media or identify personally with your public persona there can be an uncomfortable adjustment now. Friends are on sides and especially around the 20th you start to see some profits from your business pursuits. A domestic matter finally begins to see resolution, the last week of the month allows you to make final changes and say goodbye where it is time to set yourself free.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

A professional enterprise or trajectory you set in motion during July new shows signs of real progress. This will be most evident during the New Moon on the 9th. This lunation taps into vitalizing alinements with Pluto and Jupiter, suggesting work you have been doing behind the scenes will pay off lucratively for you. A promotion or success in a personal business is indicated, although an opposition to Neptune stimulates a more complex, beguiling atmosphere. There is much more here than what meets the eye and you do well to wait to put a plan into motion until the 20th. A certain nostalgia is present this month, as you recognize your life is changing and bid farewell to people and places that are familiar to you. The transit of Venus in Scorpio beginning on the 10th (and which lasts through December, due to an upcoming retrograde phase,) stimulates a period of closure and endings. This will be prolonged as certain elements will take longer to release, but by December, coupled with Jupiter in your sign, you will find yourself in a whole new world.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

Saturn resumes direct motion on the 5th and you will likely feel stimulated, in a good way, to start to make some new progress towards your personal and long range goals. A significant turning point on the 20th can stimulate you to take action towards a media or publishing venture, you want to get yourself (and ideas) out into the big wide world. A financial resolution is possible on the 26th. This time a decision sticks, and a burden you have contended with can finally be released. Venus in Scorpio on the 10th sends you positive social vibes. It will be fun to connect (and during the retrograde to reconnect) with friends. You may also see a positive upturn in financial matters associated with your profession. The 11th and 12th are very auspicious, but there could be a surprise in store! Likewise the 15th and 16th are very good for striking deals, agreements made now have a seal of protection and good luck attached to them. A Full Moon on the 25th brings a culmination in your residence or with close family members. Saturn is in a difficult aspect, so it could be you are making a decision under some kind of duress or to mitigate a shortage of some sort.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18

A great deal of unfinished business gets sorted this month, with many arenas of your life impacted and clearing the way for growth and new developments. There could be a tendency to withdraw in this period, at least through the 11th when Mars reenters your sign. Venus comes to occupy the apex of your chart from the 10th, and coupled with Jupiter will offer a very favorable period for career advancement. With Venus set to retrograde in about a month, some of these enterprises will go through transmutations before they reach their culmination, which you can expect in December. The 12th and 16th are ideal for putting things into motion and articulating your vision for a project. There can be some erotic intensity around the 18th, temptation will abound. A joint financial endeavor you sign off on around the 20th bears weight for the next four months, and will play a big role in your activities through the end of the year, so think negotiations through. The last week of the month gives you closure on an issue you have sought to reconcile for many moons. A sense of rebirth prevails.

PISCES February 19 – March 20

Partnership is emphasized, and the lines of communication are wide open. The 7th, 11th, 12th, 15th and 16th are all very positive for coming to agreements that effect your relationships and business partnerships. A New Moon on the 9th in your house of partnership has highly auspicious energy around it, and resonates with a powerful development or meeting that may have occurred in early January. The 20th is ideal for putting a deal or commitment into writing, including an engagement or setting a wedding date. (The suggestion would be to wait until after Venus retrograde to actually hold the ceremony if you are getting married. As of September 3rd, the Venus chart is already in retrograde shadow.) From the 12th Mars now direct reenters your house of privacy, seclusion and endings, giving you another opportunity to eradicate issues from the past that have been vexing and difficult to resolve so far this year. A big push comes in the final week of the month, and around the 26th there could be a long sought after resolution to a problematic matter that allows you to leave the past behind once and for all.

STARGAZER AUGUST FORECAST

Sands continue to shift this month, though some of the volatility appears to be dissipating. Mercury and Mars in retrograde suggest a convoluted path, though positive outcomes are possible if you are willing to renegotiate and work through the unexpected developments that transpire. The most crucial events are likely to occur around the Leo Solar Eclipse on the 11th. Mercury will have moved its way back to the degree of the eclipse in the early days of the month, signaling several key conversations or pieces of information that have a bearing on where this all lands are at play.

This is all more likely to culminate towards the end of the month, when Mercury returns to this degree after resuming direct motion. (On August 29th, at 18’ Leo, to be precise.) Jupiter from Scorpio plays a role in the configuration – making two square aspects, both at the time of the eclipse and again just prior to the return of Mercury to the eclipse degree, indicating a need to dig deeper, emotionally and psychologically, to resolve whatever is at stake here. These are pretty obstinate and temperamental signs, so some matter of ego or power tripping has to get sorted out between them before progress can be made. Mercury turns direct on the 19th, harmonizing to Venus, signaling an amenable agreement or positive news shifts the trajectory forward.

Venus moves from Virgo into Libra on the 6th, offering a diplomatic ambience to underscore all of these developments. Venus is quite far ahead of the Sun at this point and enters retrograde shadow early next month, infusing Autumn with relational reassessments, but more on that later. For now, Venus is happy in the sign in which she governs and makes a productive aspect to Mars in Aquarius, signaling a positive development within an association and enhancing connectedness in both romantic and working partnerships. Testing aspects to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn will challenge these alliances mutually, and relationships have to transform as well as demonstrate they have the ability to serve long range objectives. Those that last through this period are rock solid, Venus retrograde notwithstanding.

Mars retrogrades back into Capricorn on the 12th (through September 10th) adding some gritty resilience to all efforts being made in this period. An unfulfilled prospect ranging back to early May can now come to fruition. Resuming direct motion at the same time Mercury direct conjuncts the Leo eclipse degree (the 26th – 29th are particularly auspicious,) pulls the trigger on everything else that has percolated throughout the Summer months, signaling a substantial shift forward.

PISCES FULL MOON

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Check out the cool kite feature between Sun – Moon to Saturn + Uranus. Also a very diggable harmonic between Jupiter, Pluto + Neptune. Meanwhile, Venus is square Pluto ☠️

Full Moon in Pisces on the 26th augments all of this as the Sun – Moon polarity taps the trine between Saturn and Uranus which lasts from August 14 – September 14. The final Jupiter – Neptune trine (August 19th) underscores the inspirational themes that are present during the Full Moon and a balance between the rational and innovative is tempered with insight from the spiritual realm. Intuition serves well in this phase and from this place the constructs of a brand new life can begin to be put into place.

AUGUST EXTENDED + WEEKLY FORECAST w. DAILY ASPECTS AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS ON PATREON

ARIES – The Ram

It’s a highly pleasurable month in store, and especially from the 19th, when Mercury resumes direct you may find a love relationship gets back on track. A test on the 9th will prove whether or not this one is built to last. All the knots could take a few weeks to untangle, but an eclipse in the area of true romance on the 11th can get you there much quicker. Swim in your imagination and be inspired on the 19th. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with the deepest reservoirs of your spirituality and innermost wisdom. From mid month, Mars re-enters the zone of public image, reputation, and career. You may reconsider your life direction, or make another go at an opportunity you missed early this year. After the 28th you’ll be ready to give it another shot.

TAURUS – The Bull

An unstable ambience around your living situation can find resolution this month, there is a message for you regarding this during the Leo eclipse on the 11th. When Mercury is direct from the 19th you’ll swiftly see progress where a real estate negotiation may have stalled over the prior month. The 30th is a crucial date, as Mercury reaches the degree of the eclipse and releases a great deal of bottled up energy. Conversation and negotiations reach a fevered pitch. Mars direct in Capricorn on the 28th gives you a bit of the va va voom. Uranus retrograde from the 8th signals a lessening of The Intensity. It’s time to integrate some of the new things you uncovered about yourself over the last three months. Saturn and Uranus combine fruitfully, offering you an opportunity to bring some stability to your new found independence. A romantic getaway on the 19th speaks to your hearts’ deepest desires.

GEMINI – The Twins

While it’s a bummer Mercury and Mars are moving at backwards trajectory, this will still stand out as a really exciting month for your social life and maybe even to see a special romance grow. While it’s not really advisable to start new relationships (Mars retrograde suggests past life connotations,) there could be some nice escalations in an ongoing relationship, though the 9th looks a bit dicey. An eclipse on the 11th can see you moving on a new project, though it could get off to a slow start with Mercury still on backwards trawl for another week still, nice and easy. Spirituality and intuition are highlighted. You find a deep inner reserve of strength. Professional rewards are due, as a Full Moon on the 26th couples with this strength and offers an opportunity to move in a really heart guided and bold new direction. Events on the 19th tell you that you’re heading in the right place.

CANCER – The Crab

A relational matter you’d thought been put to rest crops up again in the latter part of the month. It’s also possible someone you had written off returns to the scene and you might consider another go at it. Super romantic vibes on the 19th could make this reunion an easy sell, but think this one through before you commit. Events on the 26th speak volumes about why or why not this person is just so right/wrong for you. Financials are still in the frame, but Mercury retro through the 19th still muddies the waters here. An Eclipse on the 11th and a conversation or insight on the 8th can yield clues to a resolution, just don’t expect quick results. Look to the 30th for the door to open. Home is where the heart is and you’ll be happiest entertaining and lounging around the house. A redecoration project or fresh coat of paint can work wonders now. Rose and pink colors, applied in moderation, activate positive Feng Shui and break apart stagnant channels of energy for you.

LEO – The Lion

A degree of harmony is restored this month, even Venus and Mars connect briefly, softening some of the rougher energy fields remaining in the aftermath of last month. An eclipse in your sign on the 11th coupled with Mercury direct on the 19th sets you back on course. Insights and conversations on the 8th will reveal a solution, you will be able to put these into motion shortly. Venus in Libra enlivens the social life and your day to day encounters with others. A love connection is super sweet on the 7th, regardless of what have been through, and a single Leo could strike up an interesting love connection in the most casual day to day activities. Mars back in Capricorn on the 14th (for 4 weeks) could indicate having to go back to complete or retool an unfinished work assignment. It’s possible something wasn’t done right the first time and has to be sorted out. By the 28th things resume a slightly less sluggish pace, it will be easier to complete this in the beginning of September.

VIRGO – The Maiden

The theme of endings continues as you make peace with the past and enjoy some quietude, perhaps a retreat. The 8th is ideal for setting up a meditation practice or committing to a course of psychotherapy if you feel you are ready for that. (Everyone and anyone can find benefit!) The 11th also sees a door closing on the past, and you’ll feel the load lighten as you say goodbye to a life you no longer need to live. Venus and Mars team up to make some magic and you can see a nice boost in income or grab an assignment that adds a few bucks to your bank account. Don’t spend it all in one place as a reality check or shortage on the 9th or 26th is likely if you do. Mars reenters Capricorn on the 14th, maybe there is unfinished business with a former love attachment that didn’t get off the ground the first time? The Full Moon on the 26th can bring relational matters to culmination. Commitments made now are built to last and will stand the test of time.

LIBRA – The Scales

Shifts in atmosphere this month make it easier to deal with some of the challenges that may have emerged in late July, as Jupiter and Neptune generate harmonious conditions in your work life and you’ll have opportunities to profit through imaginative and creative projects and assignments at this time. Venus in Libra from the 7th supports this and you’ll likely see an upturn in both your natural artistic affinities and a more pleasurable ambience over all. A meeting with the one you desire, even if brief, on the 7th will work wonders for a relationship that is going through hard times or separation. You’ll also start to find your way with a group project and developments on the 11th and especially after Mercury goes direct on the 19th will get you back on your way. Mars in Capricorn (retrograde) from the 13th signals unfinished residential issues that need to be addressed. It gets easier after the 28th to resolve these matters.

SCORPIO – The Scorpion

You get indications, especially around the 8th and 11th of the direction in which you need to take a professional endeavor. In another weeks time you can put this into motion, there is still a missing piece to this puzzle. Events that occurred in early June play a role and you know you have to deliver on an agreement you made. An electrifying partnership stabilizes a bit this month. It’s been exciting, but you are ready for a little less buzz. It will be nice to get a nights sleep. Romantic feelings become submerged, and you may think about who and what you have experienced this year so far, where you are now. You reach a crossroads on the 26th, time to decide to stay or go. Commitments made now will stand the test of time. You may be surprised what you agree to. A prior agreement could require review from the 14th, though from the 25th – 28th it gets dynamic again. Professionally you begin to regain your momentum.

SAGITTARIUS – The Archer

This is an exciting period for you socially and it’s possible you will be connecting with old friends and colleagues this month. A reunion could produce a new romantic interest around the 8th, as contacts will be very vibrant and exciting. With so much retrograde activity occurring, you will have to wait and see if this connection was built to last. You actually enjoy yourself a lot more if you detach yourself from seeking an outcome. Live in the moment. A financial reality check on the 9th could trigger some anxiety. As Mars reenters Capricorn, you’ll seek out solutions to problems that have been evasive. Mars direct from the 28th will give you the wherewithal to make a necessary change or complete an unfinished job through the first few weeks of September. A Full Moon in Pisces on the 26th points to a substantive change in your living arrangements. You could be making modifications to your home to accommodate a new business enterprise. Alterations that occur at this time will be enduring and have a powerful effect on your earnings.

CAPRICORN – The Seagoat

Uranus retrogrades early in the month, slowing the pace of crossing boundaries towards exciting new frontiers and recently acquired freedom. You have a few months to take it all in and determine where you want to go next. Professionally you could be in the spotlight, as Venus brings style, charm and diplomacy to your public image and reputation. A nice link between Venus and Mars on the 7th could land you a lucrative professional promotion or upgrade. Mars will be back in your sign from the 13th, and you’ll be eager to accomplish a great deal. It gets easier when Mars is direct after the 28th. An inspiration on the 19th could lead to a fun creative project you may work on with a group of friends. Writing, theater or a multi – media project could be very appealing. An eclipse on the 11th, followed by Mercury in direct motion a week later signals the successful conclusion of a negotiation that had likely been drawn out. The 18th is excellent for getting a agreement in writing and finalizing a deal that has been in the works.

AQUARIUS – The Waterbearer

Another eclipse on the 11th can bring sudden surprises in relationships. An event in the life of your partner has a big affect on you, for better or worse. A business partner could spur you to move towards your professional goals. Professional gains and lucrative incentives are possible on the 19th. Inspiration and creativity guide you towards the right objectives. A matter of contention or indecision regarding a partnership could begin to see resolution around the 8th. Romantic energy is strong at this time and reconnecting will bring you very close to someone you care for. Travel is favored, though the second half of the month is preferable, after the 19th Mercury resumes direct motion and there will be fewer delays and entanglements. A spiritual pilgrimage could be a good choice, you awaken to your inner most soul self on the 25th. This rare alignment offers a glimpse into your heart of hearts. You can come into intuitive awareness of a profound spiritual peace. Pressure subsides mid month with Mars leaving your sign for a few weeks.

PISCES – The Fishes

Romance remains sweet for the first week of the month, from the 7th a more financial emphasis comes into play. Your most intimate relationships are highlighted on the 7th, and a love relationship or business deal regarding shared income or an investment is auspiciously indicated. Work, health and productivity are still the main topic, and events during the eclipse on the 11th will bring a new position or project your way. A tuning point on the 8th adds a new dimension to your domestic life, you may be starting a work from home business or moving/renovation plans are starting to come together. After the 19th there is much more clarity when Mercury resumes direct motion. A promotion or assignment finally gets the green light you have been waiting for. Mid month will see Mars retrograde into Capricorn, and this could represent a period (over the next month) of reconnecting with old friends and alliances. There could be some fun surprises, maybe a reunion is in store. Mars direct on the 28th will restore the energy level, and also impacts your income. (Mars rules your money and earnings sector, so the retrograde period has likely put your finances in limbo.) Your personal mojo is strong during the Pisces Full Moon on the 26th, making this a fantastic time to mix and mingle. A commitment you make to your beloved contains enduring overtones that easily last the test of time.

JULY FORECAST

THE HANDS OF FATE…

Eclipse season unfolds with no shortage of dramatic events and surprising changes or revelations. Three upcoming eclipses (Cancer July 12th, Aquarius July 27th and Leo August 11th) shake up the foundations and speed up the trajectories of storylines initiated last August as well as over the first 6 weeks of 2018. The atmosphere is highly dynamic and ripe for immense breakthroughs, and if there was ever a month to make sure you get enough rest and drink enough water – this is certainly the one.

The predominant energy stimulated throughout July is that residing on the Fixed Cross, and those with planets or angles in the early degrees of the Fixed signs in particular (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are the most directly effected by this. There can be a great deal of tension and urgency within this configuration, and security issues are particularly a priority throughout this volatile period. Underscoring this fortuitously is the Sun – Jupiter – Neptune Grand Water Trine, which offers emotional assurance and confidence to deal with whatever comes up. This aspect is felt most strongly over the first two weeks and is very much enhanced when Jupiter resumes direct motion from 13’ 21” Scorpio on the 10th.

Having been retrograde since early March, much of the progress that has been made over the past few months likely took place invisibly, since this process unfolded deep beneath the surface, requiring the integration of resilience through some manner of psychological inquiry and transformation. To the extent you have successfully managed to confront your innermost desires and even fears, as well as embraced your personal power, Jupiter direct will provide a sense of assurance and confidence to make huge strides over the upcoming months.

Reclamation of your individual inner strength has been possible during this period, and examining how far you have come since last December will provide insight into how extensive the catharsis has been for you. Jupiter – Scorpio requires the emancipation of the ego, in order to dig down into your darkest truths and honor them, the scarier the better. (Examining the placement of Pluto in your chart can also be useful here.) Where you may have not managed to confront these aspects of yourself yet, they will likely come flooding to the surface, seeking quick and rapid release when Jupiter goes direct. In any case, the 10th is highly potent for conducting healing and esoteric magic.

Saturn and Uranus are also moving into a harmonious alignment, which will be strongest from mid August through mid September. Uranus is pushing innovative approaches within the material realm, how people earn and use resources are the basic themes. Developments such as the sharing economy would be one example of a greater social transformation that reflects this energy. (Cryptocurrency assets, as I have mentioned previously, are another such example, but in such a volatile state of transitioning into main stream acceptance, they remain a less reliable indicator – so far – of the potentials expressed by Uranus in Taurus. Potent auspices at work this month may weigh in with some incredibly interesting developments.) Saturn from Capricorn seeks to stabilize these changes, and integrate long range strategies that enable new approaches.

Venus from Virgo (beginning on the 9th) offers a helping hand, particularly from the 11th – 14th when productive activities reinforce potentials for success in the material realm. Clean living, exercise and anything that enhances effectiveness pays off big time this week. Handling details and organizational matters associated with any sort of enterprise is especially favored now.

Eclipses will of course provide the major punctuation marks – and Nodal activations stimulate trajectories forward (North Node – Mercury July 4th, Sun July 29th) while also serving reminders of what is over, done and dusted (Mars to South Node July 21). There is a work in progress feeling to these configurations, however, with both Mercury (July 26 – August 19th) and Mars (through August 27th) in retrograde, indicating there are still a few kinks needing to get ironed out before taking that step forward. Nonetheless, there will be some major developments in July, be ready for anything and take any and all opportunities in stride. It may take a little longer to get all the puzzle pieces into place, but these are once in a lifetime opportunities!

HAPPY ECLIPSE SEASON!!!

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**Please note: I am putting weekly horoscopes on hiatus while I prepare for a big event later this month. Patreon Subscribers will still have access to a weekly overview and the daily aspectarian with transit descriptions. Personalized reading services are also available to subscribers. I will continue to drop by for monthly forecasts and will be posting on Twitter @stargazerastro**

STARSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19

Mercury slows and then retrogrades in your area of pleasure, self expression and romance. You could start having second thoughts about a whirlwind love affair or someone long forgotten lands back in your orbit. A mild eclipse in Cancer on the 13th signals a change of guard is coming. In about six more months, you are going to find yourself far more involved with your family and personal life, and pulling back from public life and professional objectives. Meanwhile, a work project or new position is going incredibly well, leading to advancement now (the 22nd and 27th are starred for good news) or at the beginning of next year. As Mars retrogrades, you connect with old associates, perhaps rekindling old dreams that never came to fruition. A financial turnaround from the 10th lifts your spirits.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20

Home and professional matters come to a head this month as aspects of both seem to completely unravel. Mars retrograde in the arena of public profile and profession coupled with Mercury retrograde in the arena of private life and home whip up a perfect storm of trouble, and could easily turn your world on its ear. Love comes to save the day in the meanwhile as a benevolent Venus transit in your house of True Romance couples with Jupiters’ direct motion in the arena of partnerships, smoothing the waters and clearing any obstacles to satisfy your hearts’ deepest desires. The 14th is a great day to commit and highly pleasurable vibrations on the 22nd will remind you why you did. A Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on the 27th is the last nail in the coffin on a professional path that is done and dusted. If you’ve been waiting for a signal to jump ship, the time is ripe.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20

Retrograde Mars can bring old friends back into the fold, an encounter or reunion on the 21st could turn out to be a real blast from the past! As Mercury enters shadow (and retrogrades from the 26th) this quality is enhanced, with a lot of lost connections resurfacing and ideas you may have scratched being reconsidered. Home could be the scene of some really romantic encounters. Love is emphasized on the 14th, 22nd and 27th. These are also lovely times in which to beautify your environment. Earth tones can bring a harmonious Feng Shui and break up stagnant energy fields in the home. You get a nice dose of motivation for creative self expression or writing from the 23rd, and an idea you get on the 28th can plant the seeds for an amazing project you’ll likely work on for months. A new financial plan you put into place during the eclipse on the 13th could yield dividends in about 6 months. Plan carefully and trust your intuition.

CANCER June 21 – July 22

A partial eclipse in your sign on the 13th signals changes are coming up on the road ahead. Although you won’t see the North Node shift into your sign until early November, your life is going to undergo some very significant transformation over the coming years, and you begin to get clues of that now. For now the evolutionary drive is towards establishing your personal values and earnings. Fantastic opportunities are revealed on the 4th and 29th that point you in the right direction. Meanwhile, events on the 21st and 27th suggest a shortfall in your shared and outside income sector that will remind you precisely why you require self reliance. Mercury in shadow leading up to a retrograde period on the 26th also influences this area so this story is going to play out for a few months. By September, the issue is settled. Socially this is an exceptional period, and spending time with those you can share daily pleasures, creative and intellectual activities with is highly favored. The 11th, 22nd and 27th sparkle with excitement and these are the best dates to accept invitations or entertain.

LEO July 23 – August 22

It’s a very beguiling month although there is pleasure to be found if you really mine for it (the 11th is pretty sweet). Complex energies are in abundance, especially in relation to partnerships, where a situation seems to be sliding backwards and taking you with it! A Total Eclipse on the 27th resonates Februaries’ themes and again presents a period of sweeping change and decisions made in a heartbeat. This one has some real fire in it, Mars is conjunct the Moon and there will be drama! Uranus also squares from Taurus. Talk about keg fire, bring your marshmallows! Normally, events that transpire now would be irrevocable, but with Mars retrograde, it’s not unlikely that it doesn’t completely coalesce until the end of September, when Mars comes back to 4’ Aquarius. July 4th and 29th are moments in which very meaningful insights and self awareness are possible, and during which you can assert yourself effectively. Mercury prepares to retrograde in your sign so it may be a tricky phase this and next month to articulate or even fully comprehend your motivations. Venus in Virgo from the 10th turns up the luxe factor and you can indulge a little as extra earnings, perhaps from a creative venture, pad your pocketbook. Be discerning on the 24th, an enticement is not what it seems regardless of how appealing it seems in the moment!

VIRGO August 23 – September 22

Venus touches down in your sign on the 10th, bringing a celestial goody basket which will potentially mitigate the slow down at work. Jupiter direct at the same time generates a harmonious ambience for social activities, and enticing contacts on the 11th and 22nd are fantastic for attending get togethers and otherwise enjoying the company of your friends. Mercury also slows, and will occupy your area of secrecy and endings through the first week of September. Something you want to let go of you can’t quite shake off as quickly as you’d like, and you do well to mine for buried treasure in your subconscious by consulting a trusted psychic or even a therapist. The 4th and 29th are great for getting to the bottom of deeply rooted personal issues. Releasing these literally sets you free. Events on the 21st not so much, as a work or health issue resurfaces and demands your attention. A very intense eclipse on the 27th reinforces this, and there could be an ending here, if not during the last week of September.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23

Relational dynamics continue to go to and fro, and although you do continue to have breakthroughs with your groups, a misunderstanding could derail a project temporarily while Mercury retrogrades from the 26th. An exciting professional development around the 5th brings a turn in your fortune by the time Jupiter resumes direct motion on the 11th. Professionally you could be enjoying the limelight or accolades for a success. You’ll be happiest doing so from a remote location, or working behind the scenes on a top secret project. The 14th, 22nd and 27th are all beneficial for this, as well as just getting in some good rest if you require it. A vexing issue within a love relationship (and one you might be trying to shake off entirely) comes back out of the woodwork around the 21st. The eclipse on the 27th represents a period of incredible volatility, beginnings and endings transpire and life can change in a heartbeat under such auspices. With Mars retrograde, it would seem something remains unfinished before an important conclusion can be drawn at the end of September. Intensity crescendos up until the end of the month, when Mars crosses the Sun and Uranus.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21

This can be a really rocky one, as full on retrograde Mars connects to the Lunar Eclipse on the 27th, in a tense aspect to unpredictable Uranus. Those dynamics at the end of May come back to roost, and it could be in this period you make an out of the blue change to your living situation, even if it means moving somewhere you lived before, maybe even back home for a while. You get another reminder of where you are feeling most “stuck” on the 21st. Use these feelings instructively to uncover what you need to release. The time will come to do so soon enough. Professionally you might feel yourself switching gears, and reconsidering your course, especially towards the end of the month. An enterprise isn’t quite ready to take off and needs another work through before it can be implemented. Friends are supportive and rally to your side, the 11th, 14th and 22nd are all good for planning activities and occasions. Jupiter direct in your sign on the 10th is a saving grace, and what ever should come or go in this period, you feel optimistic about the future and all it holds.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

Mercury slows it’s orbit in the area of great escapes, adventure and higher learning, suggesting travel plans could hit a hitch. Anticipate delays until the second half of next month. Mars is also moving backwards and in slow motion, amplifying the sense of going back in time. This will be especially evident on the 21st, as you get reminders you need to unstick yourself from a situation. Easier said than done… Venus in Virgo from the 10th elevates your public profile and gets you in front of the people who can help you succeed in your chosen profession. The 11th, 14th, 22nd and 27th are all exceptional for career development and making a good impression. These opportunities open doors and pave the way for enduring success when the Sun and Mercury pass through part of the zodiac in September. The Aquarius eclipse on the 27th can intensify your desire to break free from a certain limiting situation, and the exact outlet you are seeking could present itself on the 29th. Be ready to jump.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

A partial eclipse in Cancer on the 13th could signal big changes in your relationship status over the coming 6 months or even year. Pluto opposes the Lunation, so events have fated and intense overtones. Jupiter and Neptune meanwhile provide a more amiable ambience, enhancing good feelings and romance mutually. Venus in Virgo from the 10th adds a very sweet and loving atmosphere. The 11th, 14th, 22nd and 27th all provide positive opportunities to develop your bond with someone, especially if you are able to travel or are working on a publishing or media project together. Some financial challenges could be present over the 21st or 27th, as a source of income could be coming to an end. This will swiftly be replaced by fantastic avenues of growth through shared resources or an investment coming your way. The details emerge on the 4th and 29th. Mercury retrograde in this area from the 26th could curtail negotiations for a few weeks, an issue with a contract or agreement will have to be scrutinized.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18

This will be a very dynamic and transformational period for you. The angles of your chart are alighted and an intense eclipse in your sign on the 27th signals life altering changes are in store. Since you can’t really anticipate or maneuver the outcome in this period, it’s best to go with the current of the tide of events. For now trust that the universe is moving you towards an important evolutionary goal post. Signals and events on the 4th, 21st and 29th have fateful undertones and remind you, even if the land scape seems chaotic, that you are headed in the right direction. With Mars still retrograde in your sign, things may not all fall into place until late September, when the action planet, in direct motion, again conjuncts the degree of the eclipse and matters resurface and progress can be made. Mercury will retrograde in the arena of partnerships from the 26th, eliciting a period of withdrawal or reappraisal of your important one on one alliances. This impacts both professional and romantic relationships, and people from the past can have a tendency to reappear during these phases, usually to settle unfinished business.

PISCES February 19 – March 20

A partial eclipse in Cancer on the 13th can stimulate developments and rapid changes in your love life. Mars retrograde suggests there is a fleeting quality to romance now. Very romantic currents are heading your way, especially on the 11th, 14th, 22nd and 27th. Could be a mixed fortune? Better prospects or the opportunity to more fully develop a relationship with someone you meet now will emerge a bit further down the road, but there’s no reason to hold back or delay where feelings are mutual and bring positive mojo into your life. A job or assignment you had thought you were going to get could be put on hold as Mercury slows for retrograde on the 26th. The vibe where you work could be a bit downbeat, making this a good month for travel or more recreational activities if it’s possible. There could be a great deal going on in your personal life in particular around mid month that requires quick thinking and your undivided attention. What occurs is dramatic and dynamic, and potentially signals an ending. With Mars as well Mercury out of phase there could be some delays. A work matter is beautifully starred on the 29th, a lucky break or compelling new team member gets your crew back into action.

Weekly Horoscopes 6/24-30

The key energies that will shape the Summer months click into place this week. Mars retrogrades in Aquarius on Tuesday, a transit that lasts through the end of August, while Mercury enters Leo on Friday for a 10 weeks visit (due to it’s own retrograde period from late July – mid August) suggesting there is a work in progress quality present over the coming months, and with the Fixed Cross activated heavily, issues pertaining to security are going through major transitions. With Mars and Mercury both retrograde for the better part of the next 3 months, and teetering on the Nodal Axis, there is a lot of recalibration required to reach the desired outcomes. Stay as chill with this as possible, as things are not only moving slowly, but changing on a daily basis as new information constantly emerges throughout these sensitive retrograde transits.

It can be easy under these auspices to fall into complacency and try to keep doing things the same way as always, but the message is really to break into new territory and do things in different or even unprecedented way. Retrograde periods also have a way of revealing the flaws in the original design and what isn’t really working out. The extended Mercury – Leo transit is actually helpful in keeping the North Node – Leo dialogue open for so long. Due to it’s upcoming retrograde cycle, it will conjoin the Leo Solar Eclipse in August, enabling very important conversations to occur that will advance matters quite swiftly. (Actual decisions and agreements will likely fall into place closer to the end of August – when Mercury direct reaches this degree again and Mars also returns to forward motion.)

Mercury and Leo are not a great natural fit – Mercury rules the logical attributes of mind, while Leo, like all fire signs, lives through the faculties of sensation and intuition, the gut feeling. Over the next 10 weeks then do not expect much cooperation from the rational or analytical auspices of your intellect, but rather roll with the hunches and the punches and express yourself from your creative-instinctual nature.

Otherwise this week is a sobering period at best as Saturn looms largely in the tapestry of the current aspect patterns and a sense that it’s time to face up to responsibilities is highlighted. The Capricorn Full Moon on Thursday is in exact conjunction with it’s ruling planet – Saturn, while the Sun sits in opposition. The nourishing and nurturing atmosphere Cancer Sun seeks to provide is challenged by harsh realities, producing a somber, or even an emotionally depressive state. There could be feelings of restriction and limitation, though if you have managed to live up to the demands that Saturn requires of you right now (particularly over the last six months) there can be a sense of having accomplished something of importance and enduring results. If this is not the case, the Full Moon will likely reorient you to the task at hand and urge making a bigger effort and to act with greater resilience.

Where Saturn resides, you are polishing your diamond, so to speak. The Saturn process is about taking something crude and refining it, through time and patience, into something stunning and unbreakable. As you choose your activities, and especially those that are patterned and define your daily practices, ask yourself if these are helping you grind on your diamond, or just grinding your gears. Let the response to this help you choose the ones that will add lustre and beauty to the area of your life affected, while you set aside those that do not.

Meanwhile Eclipse season is brewing behind the scenes, with particularly volatile events occurring around the Aquarius Total Lunar Eclipse occurring on July 27th. Early indications arrive next weekend as the transiting Aquarius Moon stimulates several of the aspects that will occur in another 4 weeks. Pay attention to cues and intuition for where this is all heading. Breakdowns that occur around next weekend are crucial for stripping away what is inessential in the next phase, regardless of how it feels in the moment. Many of these narratives were set into motion last August, and where you encountered major turning points in your life trajectory, a new chapter will be written quite soon.

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STARSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19

Old acquaintances reappear on the scene for an encore, while others may disappear from view for a while. You’ve made substantial progress professionally since the beginning of the year, though the Full Moon Thursday also points to how far you still have to go. If you aren’t pleased with the results, dig deep and figure out where you can redouble your efforts to attain the long term outcome you seek. Mercury makes an extended visit to your area of pleasure and self expression, making this a vitalizing period for your personal endeavors. Time to get creative.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20

Career matters stall and will require some patience to maneuver through the Summer months. Your sense of direction is clarified during the Full Moon on Thursday, though here too, you may be hitting a road block of some description. Things could be touchy with a romantic partner early in the week, making this a testing period if you were thinking of introducing your mate to the family or popping the cohabitation question. With your root base in flux for the foreseeable future you do best to keep things malleable for the time being.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20

This will be an amenable period for your social life, and a variety of contacts and connections will keep things lively over the next few months. The people in your neighborhood have a lot to show you, not so much those at a distance. An idea for a project may resurface and keep you busy. Educational goals may detour at this time, take time to reflect on where and how you will get to your destination. A critical financial matter demands clarification over the Full Moon phase. It may be time to address a debt or settlement matter.

CANCER June 21 – July 22

Critical partnership issues that have been stewing since New Years culminate this week and whatever the result (till death do we part or a parting of ways) there is a significant change in the upcoming mix. Financial matters will have their share of ups and downs throughout the Summer as you begin to get indications of towards the end of the week. Establishing your values and a sense of personal worth will lead you to the appropriate outlet for your talents, the next two months are appropriate for exploration and experimentation.

LEO July 23 – August 22

With Mercury making an extended transit of your sign this Summer you are likely to be busy – busy – busy, though a push and pull quality within a relationship can leave you exasperated. It’s equally possible your own projects keep a relationship off limits for the time being or someone just falls off the radar. Sands shift dramatically over the next few months, so even if a situation is untenable in the present tense does not mean it won’t come together for you a little way down the road. As a huge work assignment culminates, you exude authority.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22

A relationship gets serious this week, though if on your own, you may just seriously be doubting if you’ll ever have one again. This is a crucial time in which to coming to terms with what you need and expect in this area will bring forth an enduring commitment, if only over time. A lot is going on behind the scenes for you, and it appears there are matters that require closure of the permanent variety before you can really move forward. Detoxification is required now, and finding help on this journey (in the form of some kind of therapy) could provide incredible assistance while you navigate your personal X-Files.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23

Substantive shifts in your home/profession are possible over the next Lunar Cycle, if not the next 6 months, and you may find a relocation is required to make the most of a career opportunity that is offered in the near future. Getting real with what is and what is not working is critical to making the right choices. Unexpected financial upsets are also possible, so keep your ear to the ground, especially where shared resources are on topic. Relationships can go a bit sideways in this period, and a sense of uncertainty could be pervasive while you figure out your future. An unsettled matter from the past may be preventing a commitment. Solve this.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21

Profession is the major topic for your this Summer, as a lengthy transit of Mercury highlights where you are headed. While detours may come off as frustrating while they occur, they will ultimately play a big role in landing you in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. (Circle August 11th for a conspicuous development.) Changes in the domestic arena reflect changes within, and if you seek to clear your head space, first try your living space. A fresh coat of paint or getting rid of old stuff and clutter has a profound psychological effect.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

Recognition of a financial limitation may be experienced quite potently over the Full Moon phase this week. Equally, you may have made substantial progress this year and see the results of your prudence result in an enduring source of income. Those facing more of a balls to bricks reality check here do well to more clearly define objectives and form a strategy to attain them. Long range plans are in flux over the coming months, you may go back and fourth over educational goals as well. A curve ball at work next weekend can provide an upset. Easy does it.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

Trust, intimacy and commitment are the major themes of the upcoming Lunar Cycle, which begins to culminate this week with the Full Moon in your sign. A very intensive cycle began at the beginning of the year for Cap natives, and choices you made in that time period, especially those that fall on the you – me axis, are up for appraisal. An eclipse in opposition to your sign in two more weeks shows the other shoe is soon to drop and between now and January 2019 you are likely to experience quite a shift in marital status. Stay focused and true to your conviction. The Saturn cycle is demanding but offers rewards where you can keep on course.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18

Mars retro from your sign will have you second guessing even your best laid plans and intentions. This period is ripe for exploration meanwhile, and likely features a key person who you want to do that exploration with. Mercury from Leo makes an extended transit – there could be some detours along the route, perhaps unfinished business with someone in your past that requires resolution before you can move forward. If you have unaddressed psychological matters to reconcile, these will be quite apparent during the Full Moon period this week. Breaking through your inner blocks and obstacles is possible when you acknowledge them in this phase.

PISCES February 19 – March 20

You are well off the radar of this week’s more heat seeking frequencies, though your friends and coworkers may be going through a lot and lean on you for support. There are some stirrings behind the scenes, meanwhile, and you may intuitively discover a source of income is right at your finger tips. Navigate this one carefully, as detours lie in store, but record ideas and put them into motion this Fall. An uncomfortable moment or mixed signals midweek may require you to clarify your position. If only you knew what it was. One step at a time and you will get there.