STARGAZER MARCH HOROSCOPES

March is a month full of moxie and mojo. Mercury and Venus sashay into Aries side by side followed by Spring Equinox (Sun in Aries, the astrological New Year) two weeks later. Coupled with Mars, currently completing it’s transit of Sagittarius, the atmosphere is fiery and impulsive, energetic and reinvigorating. The upcoming Mercury retrograde slows the pace a bit from March 22 – April 15, while Mars from Capricorn beginning on the 17th, will add steadiness and persistence to the atmosphere. Jupiter, meanwhile will retrograde from the 8th, and there is a need to go within to review the potent emotional dimensions this transit has revealed. Second chances are possible from July, as the next few months provide an opportunity to determine how you can best utilize depth and power to manifest a positive outcome through regeneration and merger of your energies with another.

VENUS IN ARIES
On it’s own, Venus in aggro Aries is not the most comfortable placement for one of the most delicate of planetary energies. It does serve to purge out any remaining unresolved issues from the past. From there new beginnings can occur, a Spring awakening of sorts as Venus is rebirthed anew. Venus will have tensions this month with both Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, so some growing pains may arise in regard to romantic or financial matters. Here the lesson is not to take on the burdens of others too heavily while finding a way to live up to the commitments that have been made previously. Venus/Aries requires independence and has no desire to be yoked to restriction or stultifying commitment. These cycles tie back to the conjunctions (read beginnings) made in late December (Venus/Saturn) and early January (Venus/Pluto) and provide the first hurdle of the current cycle to overcome in relation to anything set into motion around those times.

By the end of the month, Venus has had it and finds herself in the liberating embrace of Uranus, conjuncting one last time for the next 80+ years at the end of Aries. Sun, Mercury and Mars (next February) all still have one last trigger point with Uranus, even next months Aries New Moon is in very close conjunction. There is something notable about all of these, but with Venus it’s an extra special thing – Venus is about harmony and the coupling or pairing of opposites or complimentary types. Uranus seeks the most potential freedom possible in this union and generates a unique climate for establishing a connection that while volatile and even abrasive at times is nonetheless completely authentic, if not unstable and disruptive! Wherever your chart is contacted, expect a bit of insatiability or even a personal revolution!

MERCURY IN ARIES (RETROGRADE)

Mercury spends a sort of extraordinary amount of time in Aries, nine weeks in total, and framed by a rather tense square pattern to Saturn throughout. This is triggered on March 11th, with the 2nd aspect occurring on April 5th and the final one on the 25th. (The 1st as well as final weeks in April reveal the most tension.) This makes for an atmosphere of having to overcome some sort of obstacle through skills or communication. It’s a possibility reaching some kind of agreement here is an issue and there is likely a great deal of tension around this matter.

Looking back to April of last year, Venus made a similar (longer range) aspect between retrograde Venus (Pisces) and Saturn in Sagittarius. Consider your chart house degrees on this one, because it’s not unlikely that the same house might be affected. Although the themes around the issue have managed to evolve via sign, only about 10 degrees of sky space differentiate these transits and it’s not completely unlikely that themes from last Spring are resonating now. There is still a big issue that needs working out, and Aries is a little more adept at getting to the bottom of a problem than Pisces, who will just kind of absorb all that energy and emotion and let negativity sort of fester till it decides to dissipate on it’s own.

Aries and Capricorn are both Cardinal signs, and while they will butt heads (Ram VS Goat mashup style) they are both action oriented and will take initiative to find a solution. Here, oddly enough, the tension created by the square is precisely what will urge on the disentangling of a persistent and obstinate issue. Take this one to the mat, enough is enough already! Pessimism is also likely throughout this phase, and getting disheartened with conditions is an emotion best used to instigate another outcome by taking action.

As Mercury stations and slows down to retrograde on the 22nd at 16’ Aries, it spends the last two weeks of the month harmonized to the Nodal Axis, so that the integration of the past and future is possible. It may take until the end of April to see why, who and how, when the final link up occurs, there is a willingness and understanding that enables forward motion towards the objectives of the North Node (future orientation) that manifests in July, during the conjunction and eclipses that occur that month.

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MARS IN CAPRICORN

Mars enters Capricorn on the 17th, where it will join Saturn and Pluto, intensifying goals and increasing the capacity to take on a large scale or long range undertaking. For three months this year, (due to the upcoming Mars retrograde) Mars resides here, and while that which begins now will take until September to really manifest, there is perseverance to make something happen, regardless of how much work is required. Plan for the long haul for whatever you choose to embark on.

Next month and into May, Mars makes hard aspects to Saturn, Pluto and Uranus, all of which stimulate incredible tenacity and drive. Jupiter and Neptune will also harmonize, making this a very special Mars – Capricorn transit. It’s time to dig in and really get to work on something, there is the potential to achieve something really incredible this year and Mars is getting a lot of assistance right now to make tangible a long range effort. Mars – Saturn, not an easy aspect by far, only occurs once during this 29 year period, and holds a solution if you are willing to make the effort. Grit and determination make this possible.

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MARCH STARSCOPES:

april2-copy ARIES March 20 – April 19
A work project comes complete, making room for more subjective and personal concerns. Mid month can see you a bit emo, you may still be getting over old associations and feeling reflective. You enter a very busy phase this month with Mercury moving through your sign for an extended period (retrograde from the 23rd – April 15th). Venus also comes to play, softening your gruff demeanor and letting your love light shine. Especially with a Mercury retro here there is a fast and almost out of control quality and you will likely quickly rethink any relationship you start now, maybe better to wait till the second half of next month to commit? Mars enters the career sector mid month and you are all fired up, getting ready to ascend the heights of a huge ambition. Remember the tale of the tortoise and hare: slow and steady wins the race. This could take until September to manifest, but you will get there with perseverance.

may2-copy TAURUS April 20 – May 20
A love relationship can really get its’ wings this month and a lot will be spelled out clearly during the Full Moon on the 2nd. Jupiter retrograde in your partnerships house could see a decline of some of the recent intensity between you and you know who. Take some time to process how far you have come and where you want to go next. Brilliant opportunities unfold in the second half of the year. A great deal is going on behind the scenes, amplified by a Mercury Moon Walk that will place the messenger planet in your house of secrets and sorrows for close to 10 weeks beginning on the 7th. You seem to have a lot of issues from the past to work out, something or someone just hasn’t let go, although in all fairness, that person might be you. Mars in Capricorn from the 18th can see you saying Bon Voyage, maybe a journey to a distant land is in order. Definitely use any excursion made to make peace with the past, the 24th is particularly vexing though, maybe skip it if you can.

june2-copy GEMINI May 21 – June 20
Career developments continue to unfold, as the New Moon on the 17 triggers opportunities and exciting insights into were to go and what you would like to de next. It might take until mid November to reach these goals, but if you begin working towards a life path you establish now you will see these materialize eventually. A passion phase with your partner continues through mid month, then intensifies even further from the 18th. A period of deep transformation begins that will last through mid September. You have much to learn about commitment and trust in this phase. It could be a very erotic period if you can let someone in. Friends and companions bring joy and reverie, making this a very fun and social season for you. You can catch up with people from the past after the 23rd, or you might reminisce about old times. The 28th is amazing for a party or special occasion and the Full Moon on the 31st can see you getting closer to someone you have special feelings for.

july2-copy CANCER June 21 – July 22
Professional vibes continue to prevail with some very exciting news in your career sector over the next two months. A venture or promotion will be subjected to the backwards – forward of the Mercury retrograde coming up on the 23rd, but this could prove to be a blessing in disguise as you get to fine tune a project in conjunction with the Sun. You’ll probably get your best work done in the first half of the month, as you have vigor to work and get it done. From the 18th Mars comes into opposition and this can be a testing period for your relationships, though equally you will find passion is stimulated as well. If someone new comes on the scene now, they will probably play a significant role in life for some time to come, though this won’t be clear why until after the Mars retrograde cycle comes to an end. Home is where the heart is during the Full Moon on the 31st. Nurture yourself by spending time with the ones you love.

aug2-copy LEO July 23 – August 22
This is a great month to get on the road, especially with your partner or spouse. Getting out to lecture, teach or study are also highlighted and offer pleasurable encounters. The 28th is especially exciting, something unexpected takes you away from your routine. From the 18th a more work and productivity oriented energy takes over. A new assignment or promotion could be in the pipeline, and what you are doing now is going to pay off in a huge career shift at the end of the year. Put your best foot forward. The financial axis is lit up by the Full Moon (on the 2nd) and New Moon (on the 17th). The 2nd is tricky, there are deceptive and elusive forces at play and it will be hard to nail down the distinction of what’s yours and what’s their’s or where the money is coming in or going from. Better to wait for the mist to clear before you come to a major decision or agreement. The 17th is better and you could be seeing revenue from a home sale or rental income. You might even inherit a property, wait and see!

sep2-copy VIRGO August 23 – September 22
A relationship could get serious this month and you might be ready to make a commitment to someone. The 1st, 2nd, 4th and especially the New Moon on the 17th are ideal for such declarations, and even the most lovelorn among you are likely to stumble upon really intriguing opportunities to connect and grow something beautiful. From the 18th Capricorn – Mars intensifies your passion and libido energy, so you’ll do well to have found a playmate by this point. If not, your likely to be on the prowl, though events or a misunderstanding on the 23rd could provide a bit of a challenge, especially within a new relationship. If you hit a snag, consider where your own need to be in control of a situation might be pushing someone away. Clarify your goals, personal or otherwise during the Full Moon in your sign on the 2nd, the only one this year and your best time to establish a course for the future.

oct2-copy LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Health and the benefits it has on your productivity are highlighted this month, making this an auspicious time for self care and engaging new regiments or diet. The New Moon on the 17th is ideal for putting these into practice, though there is no hold off, as by this point in the month your attention will likely be diverted to partnerships. Things here get tricky, as Mercury retrograde from the 23rd will slow the pace considerably and make negotiations or getting any kind of commitment difficult through next month. Venus here eases the way, and you’ll be willing to turn the other cheek if you have to, biding your time. An exciting breakthrough on the 28th could bring an unexpected alliance into the mix. With Mercury retrograde there is always the potential for someone from the past to reenter the picture unexpectedly. The Full Moon in your sign on the 31st will help you keep your personal priorities in order. Watch finances over the next four months with Jupiter retrograde from the 9th. There could be a lack of resources. Mars in Capricorn puts a lot of emphasis on your home life, and this could feature a partner, it’s possible you move in together (or will over the coming months) and this activates a lot of energy within the residence.

nov2-copy SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
A love relationship remains in frame, but there will also be a great deal of energy directed towards your work and finances this month. The 11th and 28th stand out for the most exciting developments, especially where you have been seeking more freedom or even self employment. Mercury slows here meanwhile, and a promotion or new title could prove to be out of reach for a while longer, after the middle of next month the atmosphere is more advantageous for such changes. Socially this can be a dynamic and exciting period, especially after the 18th. The New Moon on the 17th can bring a deeply healing romantic love relationship into your life, or in the case of an existing one, to the next level. Enthusiasm may wane while Jupiter retrogrades in your sign from the 9th, you’ll be asked to make the most of how far you’ve come since last October and reflect on where to go next.

dec2-copy SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
Residential developments continue, as a New Moon in Pisces on the 17th signals a significant change to your home life, which possibly began precipitating as early as January. You continue to ride lightning with Mars in your sign. The 11th is spectacular for your personal enterprises and creative output. Electrifying excitement is all around you. A very enticing development in your love life is possible on the 28th. From the 6th, Mercury and Venus tag team in Aries, generating a favorable ambience for self expression and passionate love relationships. The 20th is beautiful for expressing your heartfelt feelings or a creative project. You may take in an art exhibit or performance that germinates inspiration for something you want to work on. Mercury back tracks from the 23rd and you could have second thoughts, or if you recently began dating someone could feel them pull back or have less time available. Mars in Capricorn on the 18th indicates you’ll be driven and preoccupied over the next month and a half to secure your earnings, and working hard to do so.

jan2-copy CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
Your most personal life continues to develop, and the home life is the setting for many pleasurable experiences this month. The 20th and 28th are particularly auspicious for entertaining or making improvements in your domestic environment. Adding a decorative element in a bright red shade activates positive Feng Shui and breaks up stagnant energy fields. A Full Moon at the end of the month, coupled with Mars in your sign from the 18th, (though mid May, then again in late August/early September,) urges you back into the spotlight, and you could especially be capitalizing on a venture you began last Fall. Saturn and Mars from your own sign form a very obstinate and challenging angle to this Full Moon, you have to maintain perspective to ensure your success. If you don’t get exactly what you want or expected acting like a poor sport is not going to benefit you. Clearly, there will be value in examining your feelings and expectations around this time. It seems there could be a disappointment of some description, you do well to use the strength of your conviction to turn a situation around.

feb2-copy AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
Daily life and your social relationships are very exciting right now and you will be enjoying the company of your friends and acquaintances. Mercury slows, turning retrograde on the 22nd, and there will be some reassessment at this point where some personal goals and potentially relationships, are concerned. In slowing the pace, the cycle will give you a chance to catch up on projects or assignments that have been delegated to the back burner because of an otherwise busy schedule. Watch out for rash financial decisions around the 17th. The 11th and 28th are very positive for making stimulating connections and articulating your ideals and objectives. The New Moon can stimulate a new opportunity to earn income, but Mars in tense aspect adds too much urgency. Mars in Capricorn from the 18th signals a turn inward and that a reflexive phase during which you transform and make endings is likely now.

march2-copy PISCES February 19 – March 20
Relational triggers get set off with lunations occurring on your me – you axis, and you may have some very romantic experiences and even make a lasting commitment over the early days of the month. Exciting prospects with career and finances continue to crop up all month, stunning alinements on the 11th and 28th are particularly potent, and could offer unexpected, but exciting developments. The more you experiment here, the further you can go now, especially where you have sought for more financial autonomy and freedom. Mercury pulls into a retrograde phase from the 23rd, and you may see some delays, especially if you have been waiting for a check or to hear about a job or promotion. Nonetheless an enterprise or early negotiations you begin on the 20th has an assured staying quality to it. You could begin tinkering with a creative project that culminates down the road a bit. The New Moon on the 17th falls in your sign and is quite powerful. Jupiter, Pluto and Chiron are all supportive here, lending a progressive and transformative vibe. Chiron will be very close to the Sun, and a sensitive matter could rise to the surface quickly. You can use this energy to get to the bottom of a self esteem issue. As a whole, this will be a very powerful period. Some quiet reflection and taking time to appreciate how far you have come is a great manifestation of this energy.

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Stargazer Forecast March 2017

SPRING EQUINOX

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STARGAZER MARCH HOROSCOPES:

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ARIES: A work project comes complete around the 12th. Your attention returns to more personal matters and finances. From the 11th a transit of Mars through the area of self worth and personal resources (through April 18) will push your attention towards earnings. Follow inspirational hunches on the 27th. Your creative imagination shines. Relationships or feelings of self worth (one is perhaps influencing the other?) get a bit distorted as Venus retrogrades on the 4th. From the 25th you feel a stronger sense of orientation, although it won’t be until the end of next month that all comes together for you personally. Intense vibrations on the 2nd and 30th signal unfinished business in a relationship that was stimulated towards the end of last year. Someone pushes you towards the finish line in a professional undertaking at the end of the month. You can make yourself clear on the 29th. A New Moon in your sign on the 27th sets the stage for progress and success.

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TAURUS: The Full Moon in your house of true romance sends exciting vibrations on the 12th, coupled with Mars in your sign from the 11th there are some powerhouse energies on hand making you desire love and personal expression. This is a period in which you’ll want to go after your desires wholeheartedly. Venus retrograde from the 4th, however, could muddy the waters. There is unfinished business to attend to, potentially in regard to a financial matter that will require resolution next month. Also, as your ruling planet, you’ll be a bit hedonistic without the full force of Venus smoothing your edges. A work or health matter could come to dramatic culmination on the 2nd. Professionally you gain a significant insight. There can be much reassessment of developments that came up at the end of last year. Friends are a source of pleasure and inspiration on the 27th. Take someone out to something arty, you’ll have a great time!

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GEMINI: The Full Moon on the 12th signals closure within a domestic matter. You may be at odds with a partner, and there could be a tough atmosphere in which this ending occurs. Mutually, a relationship could be getting more serious and there are adjustments being made in light of a commitment. Not so good for making decisions of the heart, meanwhile, is during the Venus retrograde cycle beginning on the 3rd. This month at least there are favorable overtones as colleagues from the past reemerge. You’ll need to balance business with pleasure as a spotlight shines on you professionally and you continue to enjoy favor and an escalated public profile. Dialogue begins around your professional direction on the 6th is very important for the next 4 months. From the 10th, you journey inwards as you bring the events and actions taken since mid May 2015 to completion and begin a process of endings and closure. This can be a process of psychological release. Meditation or therapy may be beneficial for you.

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CANCER: Venus retrogrades on the 4th, and what felt like an imminent career breakthrough may feel as though it has slipped through your fingers. You’ll get there in time, something needs to be reworked and you may need to enroll in a class or program or reconfigure your marketing strategy in order to get there. Mars in Taurus from the 11th takes some of the edge off. You’ll seek out company and social experiences that put you in touch with your dreams. Domestic life is a source of possible tension, and events around the home have a somewhat destabilizing quality at this time. These storylines emerged at the end of last year and continue to seek resolution. You can’t push too hard right now, or the seams will burst! From mid month, you are on the lookout for ways to achieve your professional goals. Illuminating insights on the 25th and 26th will help you adjust your course appropriately, and you can set a plan into motion on the 29th with the full awareness it will take until at least the first week of May to see it all fall into line. A New Moon on the 27th points you in the right direction.

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LEO: Long range objectives and your profession are the focus of most of your energy and attention for the next several months, though the cooperation or resources you require to reach your objectives will need to be sought after, perhaps in distant places or with people from other cultures. Look for clues for the direction you might take around the New Moon on the 27th, with full awareness that it might not be until May that you get on that road. Working alone right now is your best bet, and you can accomplish a great deal in the early part of April, (the 6th, specifically). Otherwise there seems to be a stop and start quality present, use the information that arises over the next two months to clarify your enterprise. Lusty passion arises in your love life, the 26th could prove quite enticing. Love relationships and children can be a bit vexing this month. Anticipate some push and pull in regards to matter of the heart. You may seek to throw out an old script and start over completely. This choice resonates with insights you had at the end of 2016, as you find yourself reaching the same conclusion all over again.

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VIRGO: A financial situation seems to get stuck this month, keep the lines of communication open to see any progress in relational matters. Intuition is strong on the 4th and you can read between the lines. A new conversation begins on the 6th, pay close attention to what is being said. A Full Moon in your sign on the 12th bodes well for your self awareness and knowing where you stand. It also reveals where work needs to be done, and issues at home and a close partnership likely continue to be a part of the equation. These topics continue to unfold over the next 8 weeks. Hang in there. Mars from Taurus on the 11th is energizing for you and you’ll come out from the hinterland of a personal transformation ready to embrace a new challenge. The intimacy you seek is possible, but you may have some more internal and/or relational work to do to reach it. It’s possible a familial obligation is blocking your relational progress Be grateful for a second chance to rectify a situation which you had not fully grasped or been able to commit to over the next 6 weeks.

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LIBRA: Venus slows and reverses, signaling you are shelving certain negotiations and agreements for the time being. A jolt at the beginning of the month (March 2) can bring some of the issues to the table, with some clarification on the 5th and 18th a distinct possibility. You can use the New Moon on the 27th to gain clarity about what you would like to see develop in your partnerships moving forward, but perhaps give it until early May to reach to conclusion which you desire. Keep the lines of communication open, many opinions are being expressed through which you can gain in perspective. Sparks can fly during a conversation or chance encounter on the 26th. Seek respite or retreat around the 12th, as a Full Moon signals endings highlighting your innermost psychic domain. A hectic schedule at work could make it difficult to find time for restorative and relaxing activities, but make an effort to meditate and reflect as these will be so regenerative. Your intuition regarding health on the 1st and 4th can be illuminating. Mars from Taurus indicates this is a transformative period, particularly where you seek to establish security within or through a close relationship.

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SCORPIO: There can be some rearrangement required on the job, staffing may be shuffled or a project stalls this month. It’s also a second chance to get a project right. The work you are doing now is the stepping stone to promotion or advancement later this Summer into Fall. Give it the required polish and workmanship. Your attention is focused on a key relationship and romance, though with Venus retrograde from the 4th, this too may sidetrack temporarily. A desire for privacy and intimacy can be challenged by your numerous work assignments, which are keeping you so busy right now. Romantic stirrings during the first week will command attention. You sense your true love through a psychic bond or perhaps in a dream. Mercury aids in coming to terms with what needs to be resolved in a work situation after the 14th and a New Moon signals a clearer sense of direction on the 27th. Events this day also stimulate a very romantic awakening for you and your partner. Find a way to balance work and pleasure this month, but certainly carve out some time for a special connection on this marvelous day.

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SAGITTARIUS: A love relationship or creative project can sidetrack, as Venus retrograde from the 4th deters progress over the next 6 weeks. A prior commitment could prove a stumbling block for the attainment of your desires. You enter a hard working phase from the 11th, as Mars transits Taurus. A new job or assignment can keep you very busy or you may be looking for work through April. Exercise or sports can be very beneficial at this time as well and if you had not kept a New Year resolution for fitness there’s no time like the present! A New Moon on the 27th signals a bold new direction for you, though this one may not fully come together until May. A domestic issue is going to require your attention next month. Enjoy the creative vibes from the 14th, you will excel at writing projects through April. Work from home business can thrive on the 27th. Your creativity plays a role.

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CAPRICORN: Residential matters require reassessment, it’s possible a financial shortfall or an issue with a female family member impedes your progress. You get clarity about your desires from the New Moon on the 27th, and all will be reconciled in May. Erotic and creative energy is stimulated from the ingress of Mars in Taurus on March 12. You’ll be feeling frisky and fancy free. Take this time to work on an artistic project or cultivate your love connection. Socially this is a good time to connect and reconnect with friends. Networking and communications are highlighted on the 1st, 4th and 8th. Strong intuition or creativity is featured on the 27th. This could make for a very pleasurable experience in a love relationship. You get fresh professional impulses and continue to develop on opportunities that were presented late last year around the 2nd of the month. Keep going.

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AQUARIUS: You may have felt you were getting to the bottom of a huge problem, only to find your solution may be invalid. A tricky cycle for love and finance from the Venus retrograde on the 4th (lasting through the middle of next month) signals unfinished business needs attending. Vibes are good otherwise, and finances will continue to be a principal topic or concern for you over the next few weeks. The 6th and 8th are great for negotiation or making a budget. You may be forced to cut corners on the 12th or 17th, meanwhile, and these dates will reveal shortages where they really need to be addressed. Despite Venus coasting backwards, your mind is sharp and you can be inspired and downright convincing from the 24th – 29th. Excitement prevails over uncertainty. Domestic life requires attention from the 10th, though you will get a lot of support here where you need it to make changes to your residence or with those you share your home.

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PISCES: Venus retrograde on the 4th (through the middle of next month) signals a redux is required where financial security is sought. Progress can be made on the 5th, and a direction worth considering will be revealed around the 25th. This reappraisal comes under otherwise incredibly positive influences, especially after the 11th, when Mars enters Taurus and stimulates interaction, making daily life much more exciting. Conversations and agreements on the 18th, 26th and 29th hold water, and there is no need to hold back contracts, unless your heart simply isn’t in it.  Professional turning points are likely on the 12th and 17th. You have to reconfigure yourself somehow to make the most of these valuable opportunities. The Full Moon on the 12th signals a completion or culmination in a relationship. Both Saturn and Pluto are present here, so developments are forged around awareness of a long range goal, while very passionate overtones preside. New financial ground is broken after the 27th, as a New Moon opens a door. Outside sources of income are also a topic this month, issues from the end of last year are revisited.

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