Weekly Horoscope 4/7-13

PIVOT POINT

WEEKLY FORECAST:

The gears of communication and reality begin to click back into place this week. Following an ethereal, Neptune infused couple of weeks, it’s more or less back to the grind. Venus takes over the mantle of inspiration, combining with Neptune, then later Saturn and Pluto, continuing to give a creative voice to the inspiration that saturated the early days of Spring. Mercury connects to the Nodal Axis Tuesday into Wednesday, illuminating the appropriate path or choices to be taken to reach evolutionary goals for the future. It’s likely past skills or connections assist this passage in some way and enable you to get back on track. An endeavor that began in earnest in late February begins to show signs of growth and progresses more easily now. 

Sun square Saturn on the 10th signals a situation has reached it’s breaking point, likely connected to objectives initiated right at New Year (Sun conjunct Saturn 11’ Capricorn January 2nd). Over the weekend Sun squares Pluto, stimulating cathartic, though incredibly challenging or tense dynamics. This one loops back to January 11th, (Sun conjunct Pluto 20’ Capricorn) and here again, certain goals are called into question. While squares can represent moments of extreme crisis, and tend to be maligned as such, they also provide the greatest opportunities for growth. It’s possible to turn a breakdown into a breakthrough, especially in matters where you have been oppressed circumstantially or burdened by past life (or earlier in this life) baggage or programing that is hindering your effectiveness in the here and now. Eliminating rigid structures of dependency, and taking initiative on what you can do independently is the way through.

Jupiter retrogrades from April 10th, and goes direct again on August 11th. For a few months, there could be a bit of a slow down where your biggest growth and farthest reaching experiences are concerned, while you integrate what has developed since last November when the Jupiter -Sagittarius transit began. Consider that Jupiter on one hand enhances that potential for growth in a specific area of your life (specified by the themes or topics of the house it is currently transiting in,) but also indicates that it is through that area you are likely to encounter broader perspectives and possibilities. Distinguish the ways in which Jupiter expands the matters connected to the area being transited, but also where potential growth is possible through the course of activities in that area. If a situation has not yet fulfilled it’s promise, new opportunities (and second chances) arise from the end of Summer.  

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:

ARIES 

March 20 – April 19

The distant and far away can be a bit less enticing for you as you continue to focus on your base of operations and matters closer to home. A stormy situation may erupt around a contentious professional situation that’s been simmering. When the dust settles you’ll likely see that confrontation was inevitable and ultimately even productive. A bit of retreat can work wonders for you and provides therapeutic release from some of the more demanding aspects of life, so carve out some personal time for yourself.

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TAURUS 

April 20 – May 20

Your social life is bustling, and a special event you attend or put together mid week will be a smashing success. There are more divisive factors going on behind the scenes and the revelation of a secret can have a really abrasive affect. You get the green light on a communication or learning project this week meanwhile, and will be thrilled to move forward following the delays of the prior weeks and months. Opportunities for pleasure and abundance are all around you, enjoy yourself as much as possible!  

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GEMINI 

May 21 – June 20

There are some very positive developments in store professionally this week and a decision or agreement can move forward now that has an impact financially or in regard to your future. A contentious situation can erupt where pressure has been building, just remain mindful that what is happening is doing so for a reason, and it will be easier to deal with. You can make a lot more progress where you rely on yourself and your own efforts rather than the inputs or resources of others.     

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CANCER 

June 21 – July 22

There are strong indications this week that you are ready to move forward, and especially where a situation has been in limbo, you get signals that doors are opening, which will come as a relief if not great news. Meanwhile, uncomfortable issues that have been simmering in a partnership can be explosive this week. It’s best to clear the air and move forward here, and there is the potential to make a lasting commitment if you are ready. Planning for the future brings you leagues closer together.    

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LEO 

July 23 – August 22

Your inner life is rich and you likely feel at ease with your circumstances. A financial situation that has been perplexing gets sorted out to your satisfaction. There could be disruptions on the job or with a health matter that has been troubling. Mid week could be especially draining, so try to avoid making plans that would be demanding of high energy. Taking it easy on yourself is advised, there are some dicey dynamics to contend with out there, and to be at your best to deal with it all your self care is especially essential.     

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VIRGO 

August 23 – September 22

You hit the sweet spot in your romantic relationship as any remnants of uncertainty that precipitated over the last few weeks are swiftly replaced with assurance and real joy. You can seal the deal on your commitment for lasting results. Matters of intimacy can be a bit more problematic, as a financial matter that has been simmering finally boils over. Let love guide you and your responses. Where tension is present it can be dealt with now, but your reaction guides the outcome for better or worse.        

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LIBRA 

September 23 – October 23

You are in demand and making a great impression on the job, Libra. Pick the assignments that will place you in a favorable light and lead to advancement. A conversation or decision mid week points you in the right direction. This Summer is amazeballs for you professionally, likely the result of something you put into motion around now. Contentious matters at home or with a partner could be more upsetting. You will have to make a choice in some regard, even though you would rather keep the peace.   

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SCORPIO 

October 24 – November 21

Your heart is open to the flow of love and creative forces this week. You can fall in love with life itself right now, as connecting to pleasure is effortless. Dynamics at work could be a bit more contentious, meanwhile, as issues systemic or otherwise combust and are likely to bring out defensive and even aggressive behavior. Inspiration guides you and stimulates a longing to go to distant shores. Or maybe it’s your crazy boss and coworkers? Either way, setting a destination midweek could lead to adventure this Summer.  

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SAGITTARIUS  

Nov 22 – Dec 21

Jupiter retrogrades in your sign this week and could indicate a retreat for you, as the numerous matters that have propelled your development over these last few months slow in momentum temporarily. You are seeing incredible growth in your personal and residential sphere meanwhile and turn up some really good vibes in your private life. Financial matters are a bit dicey, and having to account for expenditures related to your kids or a passion project could provide some disruption. 

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CAPRICORN 

December 22 – January 19 

The forecast is both sweet and salty this week Cap. There is some turbulence in your personal or domestic life that unfortunately modifies an otherwise very positive outlook. Taking things a day and a step at a time is your best bet here. A conversation midweek can steer a partnership in a compelling new direction, especially while the stars are favoring topics of love and commitment for you. By this Summer you could be putting a ring on it if you are willing to act on your hearts desire and put your feelings into words.   

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AQUARIUS 

January 20 – February 18

Recent financial reappraisals turns up real prosperity for you this week. Bear in mind this does not apply exclusively to money, but also how you feel about both what you have and who you are. Generosity towards others, as well as towards yourself, is enhanced. There could be trouble in paradise while tensions erupt behind the scenes. If you have been guarding a secret, it could come back to bite you! Watch your words with a partner as well as here it could be easy to overstep boundaries.  

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PISCES 

February 19 – March 20

This could easily be one of your best weeks on record, you definitely got your mojo flowing Pisces! Professional matters recede in importance over the coming months while you attend to more creative pursuits or spend more time with your kids. Finances could be a topic of contention this week and an argument regarding resources could prompt reconsidering a friendship. At the same time, you could be making a serious commitment to someone or something. Expect some mixed signals, but hold your faith that it will all work out in the end!      

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STARGAZER APRIL 2019

MONTHLY OVERVIEW:

Any year that starts with a Solar Eclipse conjunct Saturn is going to feature some pretty heavy themes – from day one, 2019 was slated to be about confronting and resolving long range issues, and finding solutions for the biggest and most difficult obstacles without taking any shortcuts. Saturn emphasizes limitations and restrictions be put into place to really deal with a specific issue without distractions. By excluding anything which is not necessary, it is possible to focus very explicitly on a concerning topic in order to slowly and steadily make concerted progress. 

This process can be excruciating but also offers incredible rewards for the efforts made and the tests endured. Genuine and lasting results are possible, and when pressing constrictions are overcome, they are overcome for good. Generally a Saturn hued effort is about having to work hard for something. (Look to the position of Saturn in your natal chart as well as the house it rules for clues.) Where Saturn currently transits your chart is where you have the ability to focus effort with an eye to a specific outcome in mind, usually reorganizing the affairs of that area which require rehabilitation or restructuring. Saturn conjunct to South Node at the end of the month will definitely offer indications of that which is not working and requires complete elimination.

Unlike the strategy and discipline Saturn employs to achieve it’s objectives, Jupiter tends to represent effortless growth and simple enjoyment. Jupiter can also be full of hot air – it’s advantages effusive and elusive, a temporary visitor that enhances perception and the potential of good fortune before moving onto it’s next adventure. Saturn is constricting, but what its discipline enables you to create is made of stone and granite and will endure – for better or worse. Together these planets set the agenda and tone for a 1 – 2 year period, unlike the inner or personal planets which shift signs on a three to six week basis, or the outer, transpersonal planets which spend years and even decades in a particular sign, Jupiter and Saturn exert a special influence. 

With both planets going retrograde this month, (Jupiter on the 10th, Saturn on the 29th,) it’s time to see how well the structuring efforts Saturn has made will endure and if Jupiter’s prospects for growth are legit or just phony promises made in the heat of an overly optimistic moment. During their retrograde phases, both will repeat the aspects they made to Neptune in January – Jupiter by square and Saturn by sextile. Late July through the first ten days of August should also be observed with extra consideration, when Saturn moves back to 15’ Capricorn, reactivating the directives of the January 6th Solar Eclipse. The 2019 agenda either comes together or falls apart in order to be reassessed and reorganized at this critical time. By late October/early November, this is one for the history books as a matter is set into stone. Jupiter retrograde examines how well you have expanded your frontiers in the area of your chart impacted, and following a few months of reflection, another chance at growth in that area or a chance to rekindle a missed opportunity. 

The other highlights this month include the transits of Venus through Pisces and Mars in Gemini. Mars is a bit lone crusader, making a singular aspect square Neptune at the end of the month, essentially void of course since it’s trine to Pluto on March 19th, with the exception of Lunar aspects. Action oriented activities are likely carried out in solitude as a result, and Mars, doing most of it’s best work independently in most circumstances anyway, is probably cool with this. Collaboration is not a particularly effective vehicle for the time being, and with Gemini presiding, research is favored. 

Venus from Pisces assists Mercury, having recently gone direct, in clearing up any lingering misunderstandings that may have arisen during the March retrograde. A softer ambience in which to realize the objectives of your personal Pisces topic (where Pisces lies in your chart) suggests diplomacy and cooperation will yield the best outcomes here. Relationships can be cultivated now, as flowing aspects to Pluto and Saturn make it possible to make lasting commitments to something or someone. Fateful contacts are highlighted when Mercury – Nodes (April 9) and Venus – Nodes (April 14th) interact. It’s easier to let go of the past and move forward under these auspices.    

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APRIL HOROSCOPES:

ARIES

March 20 – April 19

The plot thickens as even more subterranean material comes bubbling up to the surface. It’s an interesting dynamic for your Solar Return month, with equal emphasis placed on the past and future simultaneously. Old business is being wrapped up at the same time you are trying to move forward. Socially you may feel enthusiastic and outgoing, but may discover your playmates are not available for the time being. You can use this time productively by delving into a writing or research project, maybe taking an online course about a topic that piques your curiosity. As for love, it’s all going down behind the scenes, and a steamy encounter on the 10th can arouse hidden fantasies. Be mindful about getting frisky with your boss or a colleague, as actions have consequences and these particular ones affect your reputation. You may find yourself reframing your professional objectives through the Summer. Information comes in between now and then, with a real turning point in July demanding a different approach and perhaps even relocation that steers you towards a whole new enterprise. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST ->

TAURUS

April 20 – May 20

You are quite at your leisure this month, and can particularly enjoy time spent with others, the 10th and 15th are especially nice for socializing. Mars is out of your sign by the beginning of the month, so some of the edge is off, though Uranus provides a certain snap-crackle-pop that is stimulating bordering on aggravating dependent or your disposition. Towards the end of the month you get a sense of what is in store, and April Taurus will get the first taste. If your birthday falls on the 23rd, expect a particularly volatile, but exciting year! By the end of the month, a decidedly introverted mood takes over and you are more likely reflecting on the past. By mid May the atmosphere clears and you feel ready to move forward. Financial matters are also highlighted and you might be in the hot pursuit of money or other resources while a shared or outside source of cash likely diminishes through the late Summer. Focus on what you can do for yourself while you review your commitments to others. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST ->

GEMINI

May 21 – June 20

Mars from your sign gets your mojo going, though you might be on your own for a while while you put a personal plan into motion. With Mercury now moving forward, the confusion and misunderstandings that were pervasive in March quickly recede into the rear view mirror. Professionally this is a great month in which to show off your talents – you’ll be advanced and well compensated for what you bring to the table. It’s also a good phase for finding work you genuinely enjoy or which features an element of self expression. A love relationship continues to guide your course, and events mid month could set you on a whole new trajectory. Your social life picks up towards the end of the month with several opportunities to connect with likeminded people and expand your circle of friends through clubs or events. You could meet a truly kindred spirit on the 23rd who you feel you can really open up too. This is also a good day for letting bygones be bygones in a friendship that may have been through some ups and downs. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST ->  

CANCER

June 21 – July 22

This is a pivotal month for you, as many issues from the very personal to external influences over which you really have no control are all equally highlighted. You do gain clarity about your future direction and if plans to return to school or in relation to a publishing project have been a bit difficult to nail down, you start to see the way through. You continue to tap into a source of personal inspiration and guidance throughout the month that infuses your creative spirit. Travel is highlighted and can provide you with genuine spiritual insights. The gears switch in your professional realm throughout April, and there could be a concerning incident mid month in particular. Only you can decide if you are truly comfortable with the direction in which things are evolving. Expressing your concerns around the 23rd clears the air. A partnership that may have seen it’s shares of ups and downs can settle into more of a groove now. You feel you know where you stand and this provides assurance. The more comfortable you can be with yourself and your choices, the more successful you will be this month. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST ->    

LEO

July 23 – August 22

Mars activates your social sphere and there could be some exciting events that provide you with opportunities to connect with others. Intellectual pursuits are favored and relationships that feature a more detached quality overall will tend to run more smoothly. Your more personal and intimate life is also enriched this month, and where a mutual financial situation may have gotten gnarly last month, you see circumstances improve. If you have been struggling with payments or getting your fair share in a settlement, matters progress far more smoothly this month. By the end of the month you feel ready to spread your wings and take flight. New horizons beacon and if you have been attending to more private matters, you feel replenished and ready to come out of your shell. The unrelenting demands of your job also begin to diminish and the more of an effort you have put in since January the greater your rewards (and lighter your burden) through the Summer months. A romantic or creative effort could also show signs of slowing down, it’s time to check in and decide if you are really happy with where things are headed. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST ->  

VIRGO

August 23 – September 22

If uncertain conditions surrounding your close relationships have sidelined a commitment, you find a far more supportive and loving atmosphere this month in which to cultivate your key partnerships. Mercury rights it’s course and combines it’s efforts with Venus to clear up any misunderstandings with important developments over the first two weeks especially positive for you and your mate. The dates between the 7th – 15th are extraordinarily romantic and you are likely ready to put yourself behind a decision regarding someone who means a lot to you. Saturn and Pluto retrograde diminish the intensity that has been present so far this year with your lover, quite possibly for the better. Professional drives are also activated, though you might not get a lot of support initially. Financial matters improve towards the end of the month as you start to receive assistance from others or get word on a loan or inheritance. The Full Moon in Libra on the 19th culminates a successful negotiation or pay increase for you. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST -> 

LIBRA

September 23 – October 23

Daily life gets back on track following a period of uncertainty (most likely regarding your work) that may have had disabled your productivity. The current climate encourages the development of better habits, and releasing those that have a detrimental affect on your well being. A lot of emphasis on partnerships otherwise suggests really potent developments in you key commitment. Someone from another country or at a distance could be prominent. A conversation around April 14th gets the adrenaline flowing – effortless connection and instant rapport is possible. At the same time you may ask yourself if this connection has what it takes to god the distance, in some cases it could be a catalyst for making an important decision about the future. Domestic matters that have been concerning since the beginning of the year recede somewhat in importance. From the end of Summer you will be required to handle any lingering matters. For now it’s best to see how things are falling into place. Lunations feature cues that impact your love life, endings and new beginnings are featured. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST ->

SCORPIO

October 24 – November 21

Uncertainty over where your affections lie begin to get clarity, you know where you stand and are ready to let your feelings be known. Venus enhances romantic connection, and especially around the 10th, a wish can come true. The 7th and 13th are ideal for clearing the air of any misunderstandings and making a commitment you can stand by. Planning for the future with someone you care about, brings you closer as you realize you share objectives. Uranus continues to exert a challenging, but liberating influence with some of the bigger themes of this process surfacing around the 23rd. Early Scorpio (October B-day) is most affected. Towards the end of the month you have opportunities to advance at work. Think about how what you do now is actively contributing to the future you want, especially in regard to your professional aspirations. Mars from Gemini could see you a bit withdrawn this month. You undergo a cathartic inner transformation. This also impacts your sexuality and you may discover you do not have an appropriate outlet to express your deepest desires. Awareness of this contributes to your metamorphosis. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST ->  

SAGITTARIUS 

Nov 22 – Dec 21

You continue to tend to your personal life or even family members, and by mid month you definitely have a better grasp on the situation. If a relocation had been postponed, you have a much friendlier climate in which to make desired changes to your living arrangements. The 7th and 13th are especially auspicious for signing a lease or coming to an agreement. From mid month the emphasis shifts to more pleasurable pursuits and a romantic liaison or creative project. Mars from Gemini stimulates passion, but equally contention in a partnership. Jupiter retrograde in your sign from the 10th suggests you are pulling back a bit from the pace you have maintained since last November. Use this time to reflect on where you really want to go next, as second chances emerge from July to break through to new territory. Saturn impacts your financial picture, and you will have to live with what you have managed to accomplish since January. If your resources aren’t being well managed, then you will have the opportunity to restructure your finances from late Summer. Testing the durability of your resources between now and then will make it possible to make better decisions moving forward. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST ->

CAPRICORN

December 22 – January 19 

A second chance to make good on the objectives you set fourth around the New Year comes as you address how well you have (or have not) managed to restructure your lifestyle in favor of the future you seek. Events in July will propel the story line forward in remarkable ways, between now and then examining what is working and what is not is in your better interest. Taking a hard line is not the best strategy, as Neptune combining forces with Saturn indicates a softer and more empathetic approach gets you further. You have numerous opportunities to express your vision effectively and make progress on goals. By the end of the year, all the hard work and sacrifices endured pay off in a big way, just keep chipping away! This is a good time to cultivate new skills and habits that enable a more efficient approach to lifestyle management. With work days getting more hectic over the next six weeks, time management becomes more crucial to maintain balance. Look at how what you are doing now will propel you towards your professional goals, (which you are likely to advance in September – October). The Full Moon on the 19th holds a huge message about where you are headed next. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST ->           

AQUARIUS

January 20 – February 18

Mars from Gemini gets your mojo going, and after a quiet start to the year, you are ready to get moving on your personal objectives. A love relationship may also begin to culminate, and particularly in the aftermath of last year’s tricky retrograde phase impacting your sign, there seem to be brighter prospects on the horizon. Old friendships or colleagues could reemerge on the scene while Jupiter moves backwards in the zodiac, triggering you to take someone up on an offer you may have previously turned down. The financial picture shows signs of improvement this month as well, especially where circumstances were particularly gnarly or a source of income hard to pin down over the prior weeks. Significant reorganization is possible over the first two weeks. Socially the picture brightens towards the end of April. Accept invitations and show off your sweetheart or meet someone new. Art appreciation can be especially stimulating. You could find yourself deeply moved by something you hear on the 23rd. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST ->   

PISCES

February 19 – March 20

The unraveling influences of the Mercury retrograde period begin to dissipate this month, as you start to gain clarity and find the way forward. Venus plays a highly beneficial role in this personal chapter of your story, and over the first three weeks in particular you receive assistance and generally just feel more at ease in your own skin. A conversation you have been putting off can now take place, and the 9th is perfect to clarify your position and realign your perspective with what you want. The more clearly you can envision and articulate your desires, the more likely you are to get them. The 10th can be especially auspicious for reaching a personal milestone. Feelings of love resonate throughout all your undertakings. Professional circumstances are less favorable through July. Examine if the route you have been pursuing is really taking you where you want to be. You get another chance shortly. Attention is focused on personal matters, with the next six weeks optimal for making changes in your residential situation as required. Steer clear of commitments at the end of the month. EXTENDED MONTHLY FORECAST ->        

STARGAZER FEBRUARY 2016

Constellation David Bowie, may you forever be the brightest of the stars in the sky.

February – Minefields and Maintenance

If January felt like a false start, worry not – it was due to the Mercury retrograde phase that lasted from January 6 – 26 that slowed our New Year’s progress considerably. Very potent forces are at work this month, particularly in the first half, that have a very favorable influence on business and commercial activities. Sun in Pisces from the 19th softens the edges considerably, until then the atmosphere is very productive as Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter all collaborate effectively to assist us to meet our material and professional goals. Any traction you may have thought you lost last month is quickly made up for. The climate is serious and tenacious, and objectives are highly intensified in the first two weeks.

We do have the challenges of Venus – Pluto and Venus – Uranus to overcome on the 5th and 6th. Uranus and Pluto are still in tight angle, and Mercury retrograde recently brought light to this conflict December 20 – 21, 2015, then again in late January 21st and 22nd, and again the 30th and 31st. All these contacts pointed to hard confrontations with Uranus – Pluto, and trying to break through the incredible pressures we have felt as a result of their square (which has been a pervasive issue since June 24, 2012). This simmering, volatile confrontation between ourselves and circumstances or with others has been a major influence on this recent Mercury retrograde cycle in January. Mercury has articulated the issue, and now Venus enters the picture, appealing to our heart at this crucial turning point. Themes of power and control (Pluto) remain relevant, while the square to Uranus can suggest a highly unanticipated backlash. Love may indeed prove to be the catalyst for a major breakthrough at this time. These are hair-trigger minefield aspects, so proceed cautiously. It’s ultimately a personal choice each of us will make to engage with or disarm the conflicts that arise. (Feeling stressed? Check out the breathing exercise at the very bottom of this post. It helps me enormously when I feel overwhelmed!*)

Jupiter and the North Node remain in close proximity for the first week of the month. We are still being asked to see the bigger picture, and to use that awareness to meet the evolutionary goals of Virgo North Node. That goal is about doing something really, really well and a refinement of a project, product or the self are all indicated. With Virgo everything is in the details, so check and double check that the quality of each part of whatever it is you are working on is absolutely spot on perfect. Jupiter is retrograde so it’s more likely we are seeing the ways in which we didn’t handle the topic (of the house being transited in your chart) well enough. Retrogrades are all about re-evaluation, and on a more positive note, second chances. These two meet again in June, offering a huge boost up the evolutionary ladder where we now take the time to scrutinize what could be improved upon and then doing the work to make the project, product or ourselves better so we may fully take advantage of that second chance.

Mercury (Feb. 7), Venus (February 10th) and Mars (February 16th) tap the Nodal Axis, offering a vantage point that allows us to see both where we are headed and where we came from simultaneously. It’s easier now to reconcile to endings we have or will be making, (most likely during the South Node conjunctions occurring next month, as well as at the time of the Pisces eclipse March 8th,) so if you get intonations it’s time to start saying farewell to something or someone, (and this may be part of a highly internal process, preparing YOURSELF for transformative experiences ahead,) by all means, heed those cues. The intuition you get around these dates is highly accurate, and you may even notice serendipities occurring around you that tie into events that transpired late last August/early September or receive a premonitory flash of what is to come.

AQUARIUS NEW MOON Feb. 8th

aquarius new moon

Our viewpoint becomes radicalized as Sun transits Aquarius, followed by Mercury Feb. 14th and Venus Feb. 16th. The Aquarius New Moon on the 8th harmonizes the forming Aries/Uranus – Saturn/Sagittarius trine offering an exciting beginning within a project or association that will assist us in bringing matters to a phenomenal conclusion in December. With this we are thinking back to activities initiated as far back as 2011, so this can be tied into a real long range project that is currently receiving fresh impulses. On it’s own, the New Moon is mostly positive, though a square to Mars in Scorpio can suggest rash decisions coming out of an argument or that a confrontational episode can be in store. Scorpio can be quite obstinate, as can Aquarius in it’s own right. Not unlike the Uranus – Pluto square itself, (Uranus rules Aquarius and Pluto rules Scorpio, go figure!) the progressive and radical influences of Aquarius are being challenged by the harsh and punishing forces of Scorpio. Conversely, Scorpio’s desire for in depth transformation is disrupted by the unexpected events that occur. Use the New Moon to get to the bottom of a problem, be ready to rumble, and keep the emphasis on the long range dynamics.

The Sabian Symbol of the New Moon evokes the image of “A forest fire quenched” suggesting something in our lives that has grown disproportionately out of control (Mars in Scorpio?) is ready to be extinguished. We will use the best and most ingenious tools Aquarius offers to mitigate a potentially life threatening disaster. The rational mind is our greatest ally in confronting the challenge in front of us.

Sun in Pisces from the 19th offers a far more subdued ambience. A dreamy and introspective quality is present and reflection and day dreaming can be a facet over the upcoming weeks. A Full Moon in Virgo on the 22nd illuminates a desire to rest and reflect. Neptune is the prevailing influence over this lunation and we will seek a soul connection that offers a glimpse into the beautiful and etherial. The associated Sabian Symbol for Virgo 3 (the placement of the Virgo Full Moon) is “Two Guardian Angels Bringing Protection”. During this Lunation it is best to trust your inner guidance and intuition. Avoid the role of the martyr or victim of circumstance. Learn to listen to your inner voice.

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STARGAZER HOROSCOPE FOR FEBRUARY 2016

ARIES – Career prospects continue to brighten as any indecision or false starts that were pervasive last month quickly recede into the past tense. Look to the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 10th for your best days in which to expand your influence or make a good impression. Mixing business with pleasure can have a catastrophic, or at least unexpected result on the 5th – 6th. Future perfect resides with a group of friends and allies, you seem to be working on a group project that genuinely enhances or showcases your talents brilliantly. The New Moon on the 8th can signal incredible developments, though a secret revealed (or betrayed) can prove a highly contentious influence. From the 19th it is withdraw, retreat and regroup. Sleep in, meditate or what ever helps you R + R, in a month it’s your birthday and with an eclipse brewing from your sign, things are going to change, really, really soon in ways you can’t even imagine.

TAURUS – There is a nice mix of professional, personal and social energy floating around this month. Should you find yourself on distant shores, a true love connection may be made, particularly around the 5th, 6th, 7th and 10th. Academic associates can have a similar effect. The work you do in the first half of the month towards your professional goals yields positive results and an elevated profile from the 16th. Your reputation is stellar and your commitment shines on the 29th. A New Moon affecting this area on the 8th can present wonderful opportunities, a partner doesn’t seem to share your enthusiasm, however, or there may be a conflict with a business partner over the direction of a joint project. Rather than sow the seeds of discontent, you can keep a low profile and do your work behind the scenes for the best result. The Virgo Full Moon on the 22nd sees a love relationship, your creativity or child/ren in view. The softening effect of Neptune will help you see the best in someone, highlighting an enticing romantic episode for you.

GEMINI – You start to feel more comfortable in your own skin, especially after the 14th as it becomes easier to express and articulate yourself. Pleasurable experiences in store from the 18th enhance feelings of attraction and self worth. The first half sees you busy behind the scenes, as a work project is demanding a great deal of your attention. Your productivity is yielding very positive results, particularly around the 3rd, 7th and 10th, keep at it! Aquarius New Moon on the 8th can be contentious, a work mate or project throws a wrench into travel plans that can have you steaming. Your ideologies can equally be challenged. Professional objectives come into focus after the 19th. Sun – Neptune combined on the 28th signals an ideal you would like to reach in your profession. You can make an ally the following day who will help you reach your summit.

CANCER – Things continue to amplify in a love relationship. The first two weeks are telling of how deep your feelings go. The 3rd, 5th and 7th are extraordinary for cultivating a meaningful bond, you can easily express your feelings on the 10th. The New Moon on the 8th affects your intimacy sector and Very Serious relationships, including those that you have with banks and creditors, i.e. financial agreements. Challenges arise through a lover or your children, who somehow come into conflict with your desire to make such commitments. It’s a perplexing one, though your profession benefits from choices you make now. Weigh the pros and cons before you commit. The 6th also features vexing influences. Sun in Pisces from the 19th puts you back in your comfort zone, and a conjunction to Neptune on the 28th can see you dreaming of distant shores.

LEO – Work and productivity are the major arena of your attention for the first half, though a relationship also has you riveted. Following the twists and turns of last month you’ll be happy to find a new normal in your work schedule or routine. Venus promises good relations with coworkers, particularly around the 7th and 10th and you will find success with projects, including those related to health and wellness on these days. The New Moon on the 8th can generate friction at your residence or with a close family or partner. You are mostly in your element, but a cranky live in or problem with the house throws everything haywire. From the 16th it’s all eyes on a special someone, you can make an enduring commitment on the 29th. Financials are a focus after the 19th, be very cautious about agreements made with banks or other entities around the 28th, you simply aren’t seeing the whole picture.

VIRGO – Your work life and productivity are peaking (just as you like it) and there are really wonderful opportunities throughout the month to make substantial progress at your job. The love life is also quite fulfilling, and sweeping changes on the periphery can be signaled during the Full Moon in your sign on the 22nd. An eclipse falling in opposition to your sign next month is going to present a major (positive) upset to the status quo. You begin to feel this in your bones by the 19th. Very promising romantic moments on the 5th, 7th and 10th can bring new people into your orbit, or allow you to cultivate an ongoing relationship. A very passionate moment on the 5th shows you how deep your love goes. Fantasy looms large on the 28th, all is not what it seems. Domestic concerns can be effectively dealt with on the 25th and 29th.

LIBRA – You begin to stir from your winter hibernation, though the first two weeks may still see you keeping it close to home. The New Moon on the 8th signals it is time for pleasure, though niggling financial issues can put a damper on your more leisurely pursuits. Use the signals you get at this time to address how much effort you need to put into your revenue stream. The results favor an eclectic relationship you would like to see develop over the coming year. The 3rd and 13th have favorable financial indications and you can seal the deal on an important contract around these dates. From the 16th you are back in your element and it’s let the good times roll, for the most part. The Full Moon on the 22nd sees you releasing something, a whole way of life is coming to an end. This happens in a very private part of your chart, and is the culmination of a very personal exit strategy you have been working on for over a year. Next month your life changes completely. Release what you need to now to make space for what lies ahead.

SCORPIO – You find the words to articulate what could not be said last month as a gentle and even romanic ambience pervades in your day to day life. You may strike up a conversation in the most unlikely of places, the 7th and 10th can bring lovely interactions with potential for more. A passionate conversation on the 5th can lead to a better understanding of the motives and desires of a lover. Domestic concerns are still significant, there can be a very confrontational episode with someone attached to your residence on the 8th. A more positive inroads can be made on the home front after the 16th. Romance and pleasure feature largely as Sun moves into Pisces on the 19th, and you will seek an ideal love connection on the 28th. You are persuasive on the 3rd and 13th. Set meetings and presentations for these dates, you will convey yourself with the right balance of tact and assertiveness. Financial matters can be effectively dealt with on the 25th and 29th.

SAGITTARIUS – The ambience continues to become more social for you, with indications throughout the month for activities and excursions. Finances are still significant through the first half, as very positive circumstances unfold on the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 10th that add to your earnings in a positive way. Unexpected expenses on the 6th can provide an upset. The family and home dynamic becomes emphasized after the 19th, with the Full Moon on the 22nd indicating a professional opportunity that could potentially require relocation. All the pieces fall into place next month during the Pisces eclipse. What you feel in your bones on the 7th, 10th and 16th is quite revealing of what is in store. Watch words and guard your secrets on the 8th. A stormy New Moon in Aquarius offers a wonderful beginning in a communications based project taped right into your self expression and creativity, but a force from behind the scenes throws in a tempestuous influence. Proceed with caution.

CAPRICORN – The best part of having Venus in your sign, (through the 16th,) is being able to put yourself first without regret or retribution. The 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th and 13th are all very positive for you in matters of both business and pleasure. A harmonious relationship between Venus and Mars combined with commercially oriented Mercury and Jupiter provide the perfect ambience to not only go after (Mars) but receive (Venus) what you desire. All aspects of life are positively enhanced by these transits. The financial realm is stimulated, just be cautious around the 8th, when an opportunity may undermined by a friend or colleague. People seek to express their opinion and exert influence on you. Better financial auspices are present from the 16th. The 6th can see contemptuous influences in your home or residence. Time for a radical reappraisal of what you are willing to live with. Take care of yourself in this phase, next month brings dynamic and sudden changes to the status quo and you will need all your energy and faculties ready to jump on the (professional) opportunity that is going to be presented.

AQUARIUS – The professional forces continue to be a strong influence, though as you close in on your birthday (or have already) you seem to be experiencing growing pains as you try to define the role you see yourself serving in society. The New Moon in your sign on the 8th can be quite contentious in this regard. A boss or the requirements of your career commitments seem to really be at odds with your personal expression. You have allies and amigos who will provide incredible assistance to you as you navigate the challenges ahead. Things get way better after the 16th when Venus brings her good vibrations into your sign for a nice sweet month. Mercury also in your sign after the 13th brings a brisk and exciting tempo to the daily life. Meaningful romantic and business alliances can be formed on the 25th and 29th. Be very wary of financial schemes around the 28th. Somehow you just won’t get what you bargained for.

PISCES – It’s better late than never where the realization of your most cherished aspirations is concerned. Venus makes highly beneficial aspects (look at the 5th, 7th, 10th, specifically) highlighting positive social opportunities and the projects you are doing with a group or organization. Transformation is brewing and you begin to get indications (the 7th, 10th, 16th and 22nd offer vital clues) that your whole life is about to change. Indeed it is, as a powerful eclipse in your sign March 8th upends the status quo entirely, and probably for the better. From mid month you go undercover, building up your inner reservoir for all that is about to come into being. Professional matters see positive developments on the 25th and 29th. Tune into your most etherial self on the 28th. A vision or intuition guides you for the coming year.

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