Taurus energy begins to stabilize an otherwise volatile atmosphere, as manifestation of the creative inspiration that emerged in Aries season starts to take root. It will take Mercury a few more weeks to catch up. Currently in retrograde (through the 15th) communication takes a few more hits (especially during the first week) before a decision can be made and the next agenda undertaken. A significant conversation that takes place on the 1st of the month sets the tone – signaling a way out of the muddle.
Venus in Taurus is very much at home, finding herself in a far more supportive atmosphere, connecting harmoniously to Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Pluto. All these connections enhance the visionary (Neptune) and business minded (Capricorn) enabling powerful developments in both love and commerce. An opposition to Jupiter mid month has a positive influence on commercial and romantic affairs, generating good will and even prosperity, though this easy going influence can make people both over indulgent and generous with resources they do not actually have available. Culminations in partnerships or financial objectives set into motion last November occur now, with Scorpio and Taurus folks particularly feeling really strong love mojo.
The last 2 weeks of the month feature the North Node transiting the degree of the January Leo eclipse. Expect reverberations or advancements of the storylines that were stimulated around that period. Endings and beginnings are amplified. Venus squares the Nodal Axis from Taurus on the 10th arousing a nostalgic mood about a life that is now behind you, and who or what you may have left behind, that is rather potent. Equally, excitement for the future you are creating, (most likely as a result of that release) is palpable, too. Some mix of both contributes to a bittersweet, but exciting atmosphere.
Uranus had a role at Eclipse time (supporting from Aries,) and continues to have significance in April. The 15th and 18th are highlighted as a New Moon in Aries is conjunct, then a few days later Sun and Uranus convene for one last time (for 80 years!) in Aries. The area in which you have sought to innovate and demonstrate personal authenticity or expression finally gets one last turbo charge into the future. At it’s worst Uranus can be an abrasive influence, and there is a potential that this influence comes into play during the mid month. Otherwise, anticipate a breakthrough that leads to independence and authentically living on your own terms. More news comes in next month – look to May 13th for the final pieces of the puzzle to fall into place.
Saturn retrograde from the 17th (through September 6th,) tests the strength of the firmament and foundations put into place since the beginning of the year. It’s less of a period in which you can continue to develop long range goals, but rather to explore how much progress you have made on your personal Saturn in Capricorn agenda and determine (over the next few months) the best strategy to employ to get the desired results where you see weaknesses in the system.
ARIES March 20 – April 19
Professional plans could stall early in the early part of the month, you’ll have better auspices when Mercury is direct from mid April. Venus and Mars collude harmoniously opening the door to sweet success and a prestigious new role with favorable financial incentives on offer between the 7th and the 11th. You’ll seal the deal by the New Moon next month. A commitment made stands the test of time. From mid month you hit a great stride, Mercury direct and a New Moon in your sign encourage an atmosphere for exciting beginnings and new frontiers. A breakthrough you have sought for years is imminent, so go for what you really desire, especially if allows you the independence you genuinely desire. The 24th and 26th see powerful and exciting professional developments. These will likely come undone or require reworking (sorry! Mars is about to go retrograde!) but will signal very auspicious seeds being planted for Fall harvest.
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
A deadly serious mood regarding an educational or media pursuit prevails at the beginning of the month. If you are taking exams or applying for international citizenship this likely takes up a lot of your headspace for the moment. Venus in your sign meanwhile has come to bestow pleasure and peace, maybe even a touch of luck in regard to finances. The 7th, 11th, 12th, and 14th are all exceptional for reaching goals of a relational nature or to secure assets or even beautiful objects that will collect in value. The Full Moon on the 30th is perfect for making a long term commitment. If you do get engaged, make sure you set a wedding date for next year, so you are well past the Venus retro phase this Fall, OK? Passion and extravagance are featured on the 17th, meanwhile, and you can go all the way, or get out of control. Decadence seems on order, something is worth celebrating and a partner stokes the flames. A tuning point on the 10th signals a wind change in your life direction, take heed.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20
You are in a quiet and reflexive place this month, sensitivity and intuitive awareness are particularly strong, and you may seek to withdraw in order to protect your highly subjective state. This could also be a very creative period, as your imagination runs strong. The 11th – 17th is an especially fertile period and you might be using this time to get closer to your lover, taking time to be together privately and one on one will be healing and therapeutic. The 26th is transformational, you can take things to a whole new level of depth and intimacy. Finances can also be impacted, and you might sign onto a deal with a bank or investment firm. A social vibe provides a strong undercurrent and time with friends will remain a fun prospect. The New Moon on the 26th and events on the 18th represent very exciting developments with a new group of friends or an organization. Associates revitalize you.
CANCER June 21 – July 22
The career trajectory straightens out after mid month, and the New Moon on the 16th opens a very exciting new door for you. Keep your schedule free, as it’s likely a completely unanticipated opportunity comes up over the following days and you want to be ready to jump on it. You’ll likely be very distracted by all the strong influences coming from your partner(s). Mars connects with Saturn and Pluto, setting the stage for some intense encounters. The entire month is like one huge punctuation mark followed by another, and while some of these will be a bit cathartic and even intense, if you stay open to it, you could be in the midst of building one of the most important relationships you’ve ever known. The planets involved imply that this might be a serious professional partnership, either way, it’s a vitalizing and long lasting connection, get present for it. The 14th is going to be memorable as a commitment will transform your life at this time.
LEO July 23 – August 22
A hard working phase continues, as your abilities and contribution earn you a stellar reputation among your colleagues and peers. This is most evident around the 10th – 11th, although it looks as though you have to make a personal adjustment to really make the most of an opportunity. Mercury retrograde slows progress in plans connected to education and travel. Expect delays. The New Moon on the 16th can set things to rights as an unexpected turn of events opens doors. An inventive solution that challenges convention sets the course. Expansive and regenerative energy in your domestic sphere on the 14th brings another opportunity to transform your home for the better. This could facilitate remodeling or a work from home business could be showing signs of success and prosperity. The Full Moon on the 30th augments this and will stabilize any matters related to home or personal improvement, or within the relational dynamics of your family.
VIRGO August 23 – September 22
Financial matters could be tricky this month as Mercury retrograde demands a reassessment of outside income streams or a debt resurfaces. The 4th and 5th likely prove the most challenging of the cycle as outgoing expense is higher than incoming making a reality check in order. From mid month, around the New Moon on the 16th, things get back into order. Meanwhile, Venus and Mars harmonize in the most brilliant way for you and travel with your mate or spouse could be particularly romantic and exciting on the 10th. The 7th, 12th, 14th, 17th and 26th are also incredible and support your efforts to develop or renew a love connection. A shift of focus to professional matter from the 25th will see your star rising in your chosen career. You’ll have a golden touch and be able to make a great impression on those who matter most and can help you up the ladder of success.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23
A New Moon on the 16th clarifies the direction of a partnership, Mercury resumes direct motion simultaneously and an alliance can take off quite suddenly and even unexpectedly now. A lovely collaboration between Venus and Mars indicates a lot is going on behind the scenes, and especially if a love relationship has been getting more serious, there could be a desire to live together or at least to become more intimate in this phase. The 11th is especially romantic and you may wish to confide your heart felt feelings. This is a great time for some alone time with someone you are getting close to. Love has highly transformational over tones, especially around the 17th. From the 25th the focus turns back to the outer world, and you can promote effectively, travel or educate over the coming month. A financial culmination has long term implications for you on the 29th. This could extend to a home sale or purchase. What you sign off on now will stand the test of time.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
A work situation gets back on track over the New Moon on the 16th. If you had been waiting to hear about a promotion, new role or title, you could be caught off guard how quickly things come together after weeks of delays. This will come as a relief and leave you free to enjoy a very exciting month for love and romance. The whole month is divine as you find yourself getting closer to someone who shares so many of your interests. You might make a long term commitment on the 7th, just in time – the 11th is one of the most passionate days of the year! The 12th, 14th and 17th are also great for really special occasions, and single Scorpio could meet someone with real partnership potential even just in the ordinary course of day to day life. If you’ve been negotiating or working on a business enterprise, this same energy is beneficial, as it generates harmony with your partners. Killer deals get made on the 24th and 26th. You don’t have to strong arm anyone, just be crystal clear about what you want and get them to meet you half way.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
There is a great deal of energy and movement in regard to work and earnings at this time. There will be good opportunities, matched with a desire to make the most of them and especially around the 10th you can cash in on lucrative assignments or even a promotion. A reality check about finances early in the month stimulates awareness that changes need to be made here, and the 7th, 14th, 17th, 24th, and 26th are all very positive if you are seeking upgrades or more income. Mercury completes it’s retrograde circuit mid month, and the mischievous and indecisive energy surrounding your romantic relationship or a certain creative project can clear up now. The New Moon on the 16th collaborates with unpredictable Uranus, so what takes flight now does so under the most unanticipated circumstances. The 18th is equally, um, exciting? Uranus can be nerve racking too, just leave space for the unexpected and be ready for sudden changes. Venus in your arena of partnership from the 25th bodes well for relationships you are ready to take to the next level. Reflect on this over the Full Moon of the 30th.
CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
You have incredible auspices at this time to seize upon your personal power. There are defining moments that punctuate the entire month, suggesting you could come on very strong in this period. A fortunately timed transit from the gracious and supportive beam of Venus in Taurus stimulates your romantic and sensual appetites, easing you out a bit. Very alluring contacts on the 11th, 12th, 14th and 17th reveal potent opportunities for cultivating or renewing a deeply erotic, sexual relationship. You see continued progress within a partnership dynamic that featured in early January. You have the strength and conviction to rise to the challenges of your goals and the 2nd, 14th, 24th, 26th and 29th are all spectacular for pushing your agenda and reaching for successful outcomes. You are dynamic this month, a force to be reckoned with, although a domestic matter could go sideways or a move delayed. An unexpected or unanticipated solution arises during the New Moon phase on the 16th, or otherwise on the 18th. Be ready to jump as you could be changing the location of your base of operations very swiftly now.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
There is a very withdrawn and introverted quality this month. You are examining dimensions of your most private and personal life now, and likely seek some solitude and peace. Important matters from the past, even your family or history can be resolved now and the 7th, 11th, 17th and 26th reveal much via dreams and intuition. You may be releasing something very personal around the 10th, or a sense of nostalgia for the past or something you recently gave up could stir you quite deeply. A sense of personal and professional satisfaction arises on the 14th. An inspiration stimulates a creative business idea. The Full Moon on the 30th suggests enduring success in a professional enterprise and may even connect back to a career venture you began in 2015. This long range trajectory and the hard work of the prior years may pay off for you now. The New Moon and Mercury direct from the 16th allows you to move forward with a personal project. A road block on the 25th will require an adjustment or refinement to your thinking.
PISCES February 19 – March 20
There is pleasure right at your fingertips this month, as a vibrant social schedule offers enticements and delights galore. Around the 11th, a new love relationship can be stimulated while participating in an activity with friends. The 12th, 14th, 17th and 24th are all dates in which you can infuse your partnership with passion and even ecstasy, especially if you let your imagination run wild with your loved one. Events mid month, triggered by an Aries New Moon on the 16th indicate vital new sources of revenue could be coming through for you. Again where you are most inventive and apply your genius imagination (trust that inner vision!) you can really generate a lucrative income for yourself. Mercury direct from this point will make it easier to unravel any issues you have been having and get sorted on matters that may have eluded you over the prior month. A group or organization you work with or supervise could see some substantial growth on the 26th. Look out for a power struggle though, there could be trouble brewing in the ranks. The stumbling block that you encounter on the 2nd is merely there to sharpen your vision. A dream to teach, publish or travel is rekindled on the 30th. If you make a long term plan now you will likely see your wish delivered in December.