STARGAZER WEEKLY HOROSCOPES 12/10 – 12/16

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MARS IN SCORPIO – 5 OF CUPS

The 5 of Cups Tarot Card is attributed to Mars in Scorpio, and here we experience the qualities of disappointment and even sorrow. Expectations have not been fulfilled and the Cups have fallen over, revealing imbalance. Beyond the Tarot interpretation, Mars in Scorpio reveals a depth of intensity, though this energy is felt internally, it requires a metamorphosis occur before it can experience rebirth and externalize through Sagittarius (from January 27th). Gerd Ziegler advises “I get to know my own reality by learning to see where I fool myself, or deny my inner voice”* which is within itself the complete essence of intuition. In most decks two cups do remain standing, offering a reminder there is still hope. The number five represents chaos and change. To the extent the Scorpio period can represent upheaval (and the aspects do not reflect that it will be particularly challenging,) there is hope. Look within and hone intuition, this will be the greatest gift this passage has to offer.

Collaborative activities are highlighted as both Mercury and Uranus play strong roles in the astrology of the week. Communication could still be a bit stifled with Mercury still transiting retrograde, however, though Sun – Mercury meet up on Tuesday at 21 Sagittarius, signaling the half way point of this cycle. An objective or agenda initiated around October 8th is indicated. This particular activity cycle began at 14’ Libra, and is now going through a period of reappraisal and modification.

Whatever was set into motion around that time is being reconfigured and events and awareness stimulated on Tuesday signals a turning point within this objective. At the time of the conjunction in October, Sun – Mercury were squaring Pluto, thus this particular cycle has been about resolving a long range issue involving a transformation, perhaps overcoming a difficult and oppressive obstacle or resolving a power struggle. The solution to the matter is to engage the liberating qualities of Uranus, which is highly present this week, aspecting both Mercury and Sun in harmonious trine. Where oppression once reigned, freedom has become the cure.

The 4th quarter Moon in Virgo this Sunday aspects Pluto by trine precisely, allowing the integration of this transformation to occur quite naturally. Each Moon phase represents a pivot point, and the 4th quarter is about release. It’s time to release an oppressive factor that is inhibiting growth and development. Empty the bowl so to speak.** What was integrated a week ago under the auspices of the Gemini Full Moon is in a process of resolution. During the Full Moon, Neptune was highlighted and an illusion (or delusion) was brought out into the open light of consciousness. Over the 4th Quarter, Venus squares Neptune, and again, evasive or escapist tendencies that have dissipated effectiveness are thrust into sharp relief. True love and vision will prevail, but where these topics have become mired in self destructive and deceptive energy, it’s time to clear the slate. No doubt Mars in Scorpio will have something to say about this.

Namaste people.

*Excerpt from Tarot, Mirror of the Soul, Handbook for the Aleister Crowley Tarot, 1988
**This can actually be a powerful moment for spell casting. A simple ritual with a bowl of water and meditation in which you release the painful and toxic energies of this last year into this water and pour it out can be an effective clearing tool. Try it!

***5 of Cups Tarot Art by Little Thunder***Astrology Glyphs by Alex XIII for Stargazer***

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WEEKLY STARSCOPES:

april2-copy  ARIES March 20 – April 19
You feel as though you are breaking out of a rut, a plan for the future is getting clearer in your mind and you can start to see some of the details coming into place. A key partnership may play a role in these developments. You’ll see things come to greater fruition in late January, for now you are in a more introspective and soul searching phase. Deep and regenerative transformation is taking place and this could be connected to an intimate relationship. Taking things to the next level now is likely.

may2-copy  TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Financial solvency is in sight and getting a few debts out of the way is very useful to you in these coming weeks. Developments, and maybe even a promotion, at work will enable this. Partnerships are heating up, Mars in the arena of your one to ones can offer a climate of conflict or passion in equal measure. There can be contentions with people who wish to dominate you. With Jupiter bringing blessings to this area, you are protected. This is a period of inner reflection for you, and intuition is strong. A dream may prove untenable or unrealistic. Time to let go if this is so.

june2-copy  GEMINI May 21 – June 20
There is a lot of activity, though perhaps mixed feelings about you know who, though events and conversations you have this week could prove defining for beginning to establish some kind of decision about your partnership. It’s still best to wait to seal the deal until January when all the facts are in, but there are important negotiations going on right now. A domestic or personal matter is highlighted early in the week and is an integral part of the solution you have been seeking since triggered by the Full Moon in your sign. A solution is in sight.

july2-copy  CANCER June 21 – July 22
Your work schedule continues to be hectic, assignments keep pouring in and there is much to keep you busy. You reach a point of closure or begin to see it around Tuesday. The projects and productivity you embrace now reveal good fortune at the end of the week could show signs of enormous growth and opportunity for expansion. The days leading up to this are very positive. You can express yourself to the one you love or find something new to explore. Passion rises Wednesday and Thursday. The next several weeks are ideal for nurturing love and creative prospects.

aug2-copy  LEO July 23 – August 22
Some financial pressures could be revealed this weekend, but perseverance on the job pays off for you in this phase, even if you had to deal with a tricky situation with a boss or colleague. A fun and dynamic phase for self expression, pleasure and love continues to unfold. A relationship that began somewhat casually a couple months ago could get a little more serious now. Look at events that unfold on Tuesday to reveal where a project or association is growing. Staying close to home and enjoying those you love on Wednesday and Thursday is ideal and fills you with joy. The home is an area of activity and transformation for you through January. A winter withdrawal could be on the cards.

sep2-copy  VIRGO August 23 – September 22
Expect the pace of daily life to pick up considerably, there is a lot going on right now, and many appointments and social events seem to fill your calendar. Meanwhile, a lot is going on in your domestic scene. There could be much activity or guests at your residence that brings a lot of energy into your home. The tough climate you endured and overcame over the past several years made this possible. Enjoy what you have and how far you have come. Events at the end of the week demonstrate how really positive this is.

oct2-copy  LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Daily life is full of exciting little adventures and get togethers. Coupled with the Moon in your sign from early Monday, this stands to be a very fun week! Negotiations also go well, and while it’s ill advised (with Mercury retrograde) to sign that dotted line just yet, you may see some positive developments in regard to a contract or agreement. A partnership matter that has been through the ups and downs could finally click, in the right way, on Saturday. Your mind on your money, money on your mind from now through the end of January. Jupiter collaborates for a fabulous and beneficial new source of revenue for you.

nov2-copy  SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
Mars in your sign stimulates you to take on as much as possible and go for your desires in unprecedented ways. Jupiter in cahoots makes this one of the most positive and productive periods you’ve had in many, many years. The caveat, here though, is taking things too far and this especially applies to matters of desire (sex/love/money/power) for whatever gets you off. Just because you can and you should doesn’t mean you have to, and you are better off using all the advantage you have now to create something deep and resonant, like you, not just a superficial facade of what you think getting what you want looks like. Finances improve.

dec2-copy  SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
It’s an exciting period for your tribe and particularly from Friday as the Moon transits your sign, making enticing links, enhancing your high spirits. If there is something to celebrate it’s the last week of Saturn in your sign, and with the end of a long period of maturation under intense pressure in sight, you feel prepared to cast aside the shackles and cut loose. A personal realization on Tuesday gives you a sense of direction and purpose that may have been absent over the prior weeks. Appealing prospects over the weekend provide the perfect avenue to check out what’s in store. Gestating your changes is advised through late January.

jan2-copy  CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
Much is still percolating behind the scenes, in your minds’ eye, imagination and subconscious. This can make you somewhat vulnerable, as your intuition and empathic channels are heightened, making you more receptive to negative influences and vibrations. To the extent possible, this is a positive phase for privacy, gestation and renewal. You are a week off the entrance of Saturn into your sign, and a huge task will soon be at hand. This one you have been working for, and this week into the beginning of next is ideal for resting and preparing for that moment. A de ja vous or insight Tuesday is very revealing. Tune in.

feb2-copy  AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
Socially this is a very exciting time for you, many contacts, and connecting with those you have not in many Moons can be very exhilarating. From Friday there is a vibrant atmosphere suitable for connecting with your crew and compadres. Feelings of love, romantic or otherwise, could be strong with your friends as the week comes to closure. Professionally you start to get cues mid week that this is no ordinary period in the evolution of your career and it’s time to get a fire under you to get moving on your objectives. It could be a bit of a wonky start with Mercury retrograde for 2 more weeks, but there are brilliant opportunities lying in store. Start to dream big about where you want to go next and get ready for action.

march2-copy  PISCES February 19 – March 20
You are much more at ease with Mars in a water sign, energy levels have risen in just the right measure to be stimulating without creating burnout or stress. The desire to take in more and experience life to the fullest is also coming into view, especially from Wednesday you likely start to seek new vistas to cross over. Meanwhile there is a great deal of activity present in your professional realm, coalescing towards the end of the week. On Tuesday you may realize an idea or contact you had previously established but lost contact with could actually be viable and take you in a positive direction. A lucrative new source of revenue attached to this is possible by the weekend. Keep your ears open for opportunities.

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STARGAZER FORECAST DECEMBER 2017

SATURN IN CAPRICORN – THE SANDS OF TIME

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There is an essential sense of needing to get reorganized this month, as Mercury retrogrades in Sagittarius and a long range objective (Saturn) of the last few years (since 2015, more or less,) seeks resolution. Mercury is instrumental, and although it does go to and fro, it does so in order make sure the job gets done right, and that nothing is left by the wayside. Saturn and Uranus remain close companions through next Summer, a collaboration that began exactly one year ago and involves finding new ways to solve old problems is continuing to get tweaked, modified and made better, more innovative. This year was the idea generating phase of the cycle, the prelude to Summer 2018, when these two connect through Earth signs, thus manifesting the concepts developed over this prior year.

Mercury throughout it’s retrograde cycle makes three full contacts to both planets. This enables the articulation of the intention of these disparate energetic fields. Mercury can almost be seen as an intermediary between them, gathering information from one, ushering it off to the other, which suggests some kind of negotiation or deal is being struck. If you consider the almost inimical nature of these two planets (conservatism/radicalism) it’s clear to see why such a compromise must be made before they can work together effectively. Using the dates below a sort of pattern emerges, Mercury and Uranus cook up an idea, then Saturn reality checks it, to see if it can really work, (twice). Then Uranus makes some modifications, and a final check occurs January 13th, and something pretty big manifests at this time. Make a note of these dates and see how it works out for you!

November 25 – Mercury trine Uranus
28 – Mercury conjunct Saturn
December 6 – Mercury (RX) conjunct Saturn
10 – Mercury (RX) trine Uranus
January 6 – Mercury trine Uranus
13 – Mercury conjunct Saturn (2’ Capricorn)

It is of incredible significance the third aspect occurs in Capricorn, as it suggests what is being brought into being is tangible and has moved beyond the idea phase into something that can be implemented in reality. Whatever the Mercury retro cycle throws at you this month (and it’s a pretty mild one overall) just bear with it and gather information and facts with an eye to mid January for a successful outcome. Venus, incidentally, joins the conversation as well, trine Uranus on the 20th and conjunct to Saturn on the 25th. This suggests we get help through relationships or material resources that assist the efforts at hand.

Sagittarius oversees the festivities of the month, which is appropriate for the holiday season. With Sun, Mercury and Venus in the jovial and optimistic sign, there is much to celebrate, particularly after what has mostly been a worrisome and difficult year. Mars enters Scorpio on the 9th, bringing a more intensified overtone to the atmosphere, but at least cosmetically the ambience should essentially be bright and cheerful. With Mars in Scorpio, there will be reminders that something needs to be dealt with, something essential is going through transformation. This transit can be a catalyst for immense personal discovery, especially in the context of an intimate relationship. Jupiter in Scorpio assists in maintaining confidence and objectivity, meanwhile, and especially during the beautifully harmonious Jupiter – Neptune trine at the beginning of the month, a deeply engrained feeling of peace and spiritual richness prevails.

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The elephant in the room is of course the dynamic shift of Saturn into Capricorn on the 19th. This transit lasts through mid December 2020. Saturn represents an area of critical concentration and the necessity to materialize a goal or objective. It requires structure, discipline and patience to succeed at this and it can appear to be insurmountable at the beginning. To master Saturn is the essence of perseverance itself. Take things in tiny chunks, one little morsel at a time, but with the utmost of consistency. It’s practice that over time yields perfection and from Capricorn this is incredibly amplified.

Here you are looking at the placement of Capricorn in the personal chart as this will become the primary point of emphasis. Saturn first brings the issue of the matter to attention, usually by generating strife or anemic conditions around a topic that requires dramatic restructuring. While these periods can be fraught with challenges, they are meant to test the resilience of an area of life that could use a bit of bolstering. Pluto having recently transited this area over these last few years likely left it asunder, thus the Saturn transit might be precisely what is required to rehabilitate and restore in a specific area, just remember to build with stone, because plaster will crumble.

For what it’s worth, Saturn gets help. Jupiter and Uranus will both connect advantageously, generating a climate of support and growth, and there are no harsh or antagonistic beams coming in from other quarters. One of the harder things to manage with this placement is to take things all too seriously. The flip on Capricorn and what is most misunderstood about this sign is it’s hidden desire to play. While you are likely called upon to be purposeful and act with integrity, so long as you live up to that, there is little else to worry about about. Genuinely invest yourself in an outcome and attend to your work with the level of attention that is required of you. It may be hard at first if discipline is not your thing, but over time, it gets easier.

Have a great month and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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DECEMBER STARSCOPES:

april2-copy   ARIES: March 20 – April 19

Travel is beneficial for you, though you might be hitting some difficulties or going back to places you are already familiar with through the last week of the month. The 15th, 16th and 20th are positive for a journey, maybe not as far as you had thought though. From the 21st, Saturn begins a long and meaningful transit of your arena of profession, demanding you take a new mantle of responsibility in order to achieve your highest ambitions. Events on the 21st and 25th will signal precisely what that will entail, and a partner may be the one who points it out to you. Mars from the 10th begins a transit through which you will transform as a close relationship mutates meaningfully, and you will be far more sensitized emotionally though the end of next January. Awareness and intuition on the 2nd highlight the road ahead.

may2-copy  TAURUS: April 20 – May 20

Shared finances could be in frame with a bit of confusion over the first few weeks regarding accounts or payments. The New Moon on the 18th offers a resolution or pact. The commitment you make is binding here, but you are ready. Those recently married could be trying to manage the intricacies of a joint account. When Mercury is direct from the 23rd, all falls into place. A great deal of passion is present in the relationship, while Mars transits Scorpio from the 9th. The 2nd and 28th are wondrous and magical. Vibrations are so strong between you and this person, and you can communicate effortlessly. On December 20th, Saturn moves into Capricorn, bestowing you with maturity and helping you bring structure into your life easily. The long range choices you make over the next few years will bring you to the pinnacle of your profession in 2020.

june2-copy  GEMINI: May 21 – June 20

Look to a very significant development in your work and professional life on the 2nd. Your creativity is blossoming and you could see a promotion as a result of remaining true to a vision only you could see. Mercury retrogrades in your area of committed relationships and there may be a reassessment or potentially a brief separation from your partner this month. Venus here will provide a loving ambience, and you will soon feel assured of the feelings of the one you love. The Full Moon on the 3rd falls in your sign, offering you incredible perspective on how far you have gone this year. Two weeks later, the New Moon begins a new chapter in your partnership. With Saturn leaving this area a few days later, the doors are open to a meaningful commitment. The self awareness you encountered over the last two years, while at times uncomfortable, has given you incredible maturity that can now be applied to a satisfying and enduring bond with your mate. Happy New Year!

july2-copy  CANCER: June 21 – July 22

Mars enters your pleasure sector on the 10th, and romance goes even deeper as you enter a new phase of activity or recreation. There is great desire to self expression, (a trend that really gets emphasized over the first two weeks of the New Year!) and opportunities emerge on the 2nd, 6th and 28th. Connect to a visionary source, and be diligent in your efforts. Work and professional attainment are also in frame, with very valuable opportunities on the 10th, 12th, 15th, 16th, and 20th to make a good impression through a positive approach to your work or an assignment. A new position can be on offer around the 18th, with the specifics coming more into focus from the 23rd, when Mercury is direct. Relationships get really serious after the 21st, as a pivotal change takes place when Saturn moves into Capricorn. This transit will ask you to explore the real validity of your partnerships, and there can be upheaval and change where a connection is no longer satisfying or able to move forward to the next stage of commitment. Events on the 21st and 25th signal these changes immediately, though much more is in store over the next 2 years.

aug2-copy  LEO: July 23 – August 22

Mercury retrograde impacts your creative realm, a project may require a redux or it may be time to reconsider arrangements affecting your children or their education. Favorable vibes preside side by side, as Venus and Sun cruise your arena of fun and recreation, you may just be enjoying a trip in the slow lane. Travel is possible between the 16th and 20th. Adventure may beacon unexpectedly around this time. A very prophetic or spiritual retreat could factor for you around the 2nd. Dreams and intuition reveal remarkable realms of creative inspiration. Mars in Scorpio can signal domestic conflict, a great deal of activity is taking place around the abode. You may be at odds with the family around the 25th. Tension or conflict may arise that seems to go against your wishes.

sep2-copy  VIRGO: August 23 – September 22

You gain a professional advantage over the Full Moon on the 3rd, and the hard work and dedication of the last few months can pay of in a lucrative way for you through promotion or recognition. Home continues to be a matter of significance, with some good developments, especially around the 16th and 20th. A New Moon on the 18th can signal a move. Unexpected expenses could rock the boat on the 1st. Have a little extra in tow to mitigate a shortfall. The 2nd is magically romantic. A weekend getaway with your spouse or partner will be positively wonderful. Love is definitely in the air. A big shift around the 20th sees a more serious mood prevail in your love life, as Saturn from Capricorn cements a relationship. Maturity will become paramount, and you may be preparing to start a family or take on an important creative role, getting more serious about your output than you have ever been before.

oct2-copy  LIBRA: September 23 – October 23

The year winds down on a note of pleasure and you can share the enjoyment of your many accomplishments with friends and associates, perhaps using the Mercury retrograde period (Dec 3 – 23) for catching up with old friends. Beautiful and exciting moments with your spouse or partner on the 16th and 20th make you merry! A very beneficial financial influence through a creative professional outlet on the 2nd opens the road to a very lucrative income through a project connected with inspiration and artistry. This elusive goal has likely been on your radar for years, but seemed to slip through your fingers several times. Watching it come to culmination now will be highly satisfying. The dedication to success will continue to be evident from the 10th through January, as you may be working harder than ever before to make the most of this opportunity. Contracts get sidelined during Mercury retro, so keep the lines of conversation open reserving judgement and decision making until after the first week of next month!

nov2-copy  SCORPIO: October 24 – November 21

Finances continue to be a hot topic, though things go sideways from the 3rd as Mercury retrograde impacts your wealth and resources sector. From the New Moon on the 18th, and over the following days it is all systems go. A new lease on life, and money can particularly be expected as restrictive Saturn moves out of this area on the 21st, freeing you to pursue your economic goals with renewed faith in a better outcome for the future. Mars in your sign from the 10th bestows determination and conviction for your activities and enterprises, infusing you with energy. This makes for a very good new year, with highly exciting developments forthcoming in January. You are visible and powerful as the year comes to closure. Love and pleasure are also highlighted, some of the sweetest vibes you’ve had in years come flowing in during the early days of this and next month. Enjoy the wave.

dec2-copy  SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

While it’s been an incredible year, you’ll notice a significant shift in the ambience around the 20th, when Saturn departs your sign and you breath that deep sigh of relief. You have survived one of the toughest cycles of your 29 year climb. Saturn revealed deficiencies in order to make you stronger, and what you have learned about yourself will now allow you to build security and a stable base for yourself over the next 2 years. This is a great month for you and through your relationships, The Full Moon on the 3rd and Venus in your sign through the 26th can augment brilliant culminations including a wedding or proposal. A wonderful new sense of self awareness on the 18th, during the New Moon in your sign, caps off the year for you, and it looks as though creative and romantic feelings at this time play a huge role in your sense of satisfaction and achievement.

jan2-copy  CAPRICORN: December 22 – January 19

A project comes to conclusion this month around the 3rd. Energy shifts from the hardworking period of these last several months to your private life and friendships. Attend the holiday parties, but save time for loved ones and family. You can also combine your interests: the 16th and 20th are ideal for entertaining at home. The New Moon on the 18th signals changes and illuminates the new order. From the 20th, Saturn comes to reside in your sign and it will be time to take on a mantle of authority and responsibility unlike anything you have ever know. For December, enjoy yourself and live a little. Tune into new directives on the 21st and 25th and allow the knowledge of how far you have come in the last year to guide you on your next adventure. Building in energy into the new year is very propitious energy for a major coup, prepare yourself for incredible things to come. Cheers!

feb2-copy  AQUARIUS: January 20 – February 18

This is a great time to catch up with old friends, especially if you have been too busy to keep up over the last year. Sun, Venus and Mercury all enhance your ties and there are good times to be had on the 6th, 10th, 15th, 16th and 20th. Mars activates and energizes your professional arena beginning on the 10th, an influence that carries through the end of January. Creativity and determination conspire to bring you success in this phase, especially around the 2nd, 6th and 28th. A visionary ideal seems to guide you and there is a strong sense of intuition prevailing. From December 21st you may seek respite from the demands of the outside world, as a transit of Saturn in Capricorn demands the appraisal of and restructuring of your own inner dominion. This 2-3 year transit will have you seeking a degree of privacy in order to deal with a confrontation of your own subconscious. Where matters have become unruly (Pluto inhabits this area, stirring up some weird psycho dramas for you,) you will now seek to understand and bring order to your spiritual dimension, discipline and meditation could lead the way to a profound healing. The 21st and 25th offer significant developments and these are appropriate times to seek the help you feel you might need.

march2-copy  PISCES: February 19 – March 20

It’s a great month for you professionally, and goals are finally within reach. A Mercury retrograde will stall progress through the end of the month, so you are still feeling things out where a promotion or new position is being negotiated. A New Moon on the 18th followed by Saturn’s exit from this area on the 20th signals a real change is possible now. A long standing way of life comes to an end and you release a burden this month. A new frontier is open and you get a strong indication on the 2nd of where you ideally would like to head next. Tie up loose ends and make arrangements on the 6th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 16th and 20th. Some of these are ongoing, but schedule meetings and see what is on offer. All the pieces will fall into place shortly. Saturn in Capricorn will be a more productive period for you, as the pressure of the last few years lifts, you can make progress and build alliances that will serve you in the future. The 28th is quite magical and ideal for making a wish come true. A magnificent period is unfolding for you, and so much of what you leave behind in the first few months of the year play a role in your success.

STARGAZER FORECAST JULY 2016

PHOENIX RISING

July features intensely transformational overtones, as Uranus and Pluto themes are reactivated during our key Lunations – the Cancer New Moon (July 4th – opposite Pluto,) then Capricorn Full Moon (July 19 – square Uranus) as well as by transiting planets in Cancer. July is a pivotal period ripe with dynamic potential for change. If you are ready to jump the shark, massive breakthroughs are possible now! Mars is direct and gaining momentum every day. Where indecision prevailed on how or where to take action, initiative and clarity comes to replace confusion or misdirection. In many ways this month is about reconciling issues that have been endemic or evasive since the beginning of the year, with the cosmos offering much support to resolve that which has proved challenging and finally move forward. From the depths of Scorpio, passion is aroused, a Phoenix Rising from the ashes and embers of all that we will leave behind.

While we can hopefully we can make the most of these influences on a personal level, these challenges are being played out on the world stage as well. The most pernicious of these would be the Saturn – Neptune square, which is strongly featured throughout the Summer, peaking in influence June 17th and September 10th. Neptune represents our collective idealism, and Saturn in hard aspect indicates there are massive philosophical and ethical boundaries being drawn in harsh conflict with that idealism. England’s shocking and historical exit from the EU, terror events in Orlando and Istanbul (among others), controversies in Brazil surrounding the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in August, even the terrifying rise of the xenophobic and race baiting Donald Trump in our current US presidential election, are all indicative of this conflict. The other shoe drops in mid 2025 – as a new cycle begins when Saturn – Neptune conjunct in the earliest degrees of Aries, incidentally, Pluto will collaborate from Aquarius. A technological breakthrough (probably associated with reproduction or genomics) at this time will be highly relevant for the upcoming 30 year cycle. Brave New World? Possibly. The choices we make now, and especially the political and economic policies put into place over the next few years will be instrumental when Saturn/Neptune announces the new normal that comes into fruition in 7 – 9 years.

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“You are now ready to make the necessary changes in your life. Accept the pain that may come with the loss of the old.” – Gerd Ziegler Tarot Mirror of the Soul

Healing Opportunities

It’s likely the prior Mars retrograde phase brought up highly intensive appraisals where our most intimate alliances and passions are concerned. Mars now direct, (from June 29) gives us the energy to really confront these issues, many of which were instigated at the onset of the year. A process of resolution is now taking place, and particularly the topics of late February and early March will resonate throughout the month. The Sun from Cancer, (and also Venus until the 13th) supports this process immensely. The period of the 16th – 18th is highly constructive for us emotionally, as an affirming and healing Grand Water Trine from Sun – Cancer to Mars – Scorpio and Chiron – Pisces offer a glimpse into the deepest of our emotions and desires. The opportunity to resolve wounds is possible when we let our true feelings emerge and express our desire for emotional clarity and security. Chiron is a bit of a renegade, so don’t be surprised if there in an unconventional or punk rock twist to developments that occur at this time. Embracing the unusual is favored and encourages positive results.

This trine gives us incredible strength, and urgency – with Mars direct now, to address a significant and emotionally charged or complicated issue. (February 23rd and June 11th may reveal clues for this topic, as Mars visited 25 Scorpio on these dates, as it does now.) Venus sextile Jupiter (July 1) and Venus trine Mars (July 6) are very harmonious, and encourage growth within relationships that may have undergone a barrage of challenges over the last several months. Venus will harmonize Chiron July 8th, and a love relationship that has endured the trials and tribulations of the prior months can provide great satisfaction now as well.

The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 19th taps right into the trine, turning it into a kite. This is a powerful and majestic configuration to behold. With Capricorn at the top of the kite, our highest ambitions and enterprises are stimulated and backed up by incredible emotional conviction. Uranus can be a bit intrusive at this time, squaring the Full Moon from Aries, and charging the ambience with some friction or instability. The rapid and unexpected changes brought on by Uranus will lose some intensity when Uranus goes retrograde at the end of the month. While Uranian changes are liberating, they also tend to be disruptive and unexpected, so an ease out (through the end of December) could be a welcome respite!

The Cancer New Moon (July 4th) falls in opposition to Pluto, so dynamics of power and control will be a prominent theme at this time. The instinctual nature of Cancer is associated with protection, though there may be a very stormy episode in store that pushes us out of our comfort zone as we are called upon to attend to a crisis or confrontation. In doing so we have the potential to resolve and eliminate a long standing conflict associated with oppression. Keep your motives and actions altruistic, as engaging duplicity or dishonesty to prevent an altercation will cost you far more in the end. This is a period that calls for brutal honesty and rock solid conviction. Act with integrity from your emotional center, and do not be deterred. This is one of the more transformational passages of the year, and a genuine breakthrough is possible, resolving endemic issues surrounding the balance of power once and for all.

DEEP HEALING – WATER GRAND TRINE: Chiron/Pisces; Mars/Scorpio; Sun/Cancer

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Fresh Perspectives – The New Mercury Cycle

Sun and Mercury conjunct on July 6th at 15 Cancer, establishing a new course of directives and activities extending through the end of October. As always, the retrograde period (occurring in September,) will provide a pivot point or reorientation for the endeavors set into motion at this time. As it ties in closely to the events that occur during the New Moon a few days prior, (Sun and Mercury oppose Pluto on the 7th, articulating the themes of the power dynamics we seek reconciliation for, as indicated by the New Moon) you can expect some heated dialogue around the topics that arose a few days earlier. Exchanges may be prickly, and it can be that the beginnings made now are made under highly contentious influences.

Mercury towards the end of the Retrograde Cycle is in a super close and harmonious angle to Pluto from Virgo, for the whole last two weeks of September, as it stations direct. What seems like a super pervasive obstacle now, or a hindrance or burdensome commitment, actually yields a treasure in a few months down the road. It may be an issue of having to coddle to superiors, or to relinquish some form of power, but that which forces transformation in the current context becomes a genuine source of strength very soon. As perspective shifts over the next few months, we’ll come to realize that alliances formed now (or breaking off with those which have been holding us back,) served us in the long game. Changes we make in this period feed right into the success story we can embrace in September.

Saturn in Sagittarius – Reaching the Destination

Transiting Saturn tends to harshen the area (or themes, in the case of transits to planets,) in which it resides, applying pressure and challenges in order to signal you to what requires work and commitment at a given time to find enduring satisfaction within the realm of experience currently being transited. On an objective level, these transits can be fraught with tension, shortages, blockages and even strife. The intent of Saturn is to stimulate a subjective confrontation that asks you to examine how successfully you have achieved what you sought in these arenas, which only through steady and conscientious effort can the desired results be achieved. By paying close attention to where you feel you are coming up short, not good enough or being slighted your wishes, the truth of what you need to work towards is most readily revealed.

It is worth particular consideration for the next 6 weeks, as Saturn completes it’s retrograde cycle, to examine how successfully you have attended to the work of this transit. Until August 13th, we are still living off the karma we had built up from last Fall, and that karma reveals where we can still do better, and make improvements that will fortify this important topic or issue. Supportive aspects of Mercury (July 19), Venus (July 20) and Sun (August 1) from Leo to Saturn in Sagittarius can provide marvelous opportunities that benefit our long range objectives. Important directives can be initiated and move forward at these times. Creativity and risk taking play a role.

From August both Mars and Saturn are in better form to bring conviction to our efforts and get those long range objectives back into motion and begin to take shape. Use this month to start to set those goals by reflecting on what has and has not worked so far, as well as clarify your own objectives. Sagittarius seeks to take aim, so the more specific you are, the more likely you are going to reach your target.

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MONTHLY HOROSCOPE BY SIGN:

ARIES: A positive turn around regarding a financial/monetary agreement or intimate relationship can be expected, following a highly transformative period over the last several months. An ongoing negotiation, likely stemming as far back as 2012, may finally come to standing resolution. You’ve struggled to finalize this matter, a loan, divorce settlement, or a substantial commitment can now successfully be addressed. The 6th is golden for such an agreement. Professional developments around the 19th are the result of all the hard work you’ve been putting in, good work! Just in time as your romantic and creative prospects blossom from the 13th onward. Enticing vibrations stimulate your passions this month, with a revealing moment on the 6th showing you your hearts’ truest of intentions. Make a commitment on the 20th. This one is built to last. Mercury (July 19), Venus (July 20) and Sun (August 1) from Leo to Saturn in Sagittarius are positive for your academic career, travel or publication. Your creativity and self expression allow you to tap a broader audience and offer exciting serendipities for your love life. Your domestic and personal realm is also super charged through the first half of the month, with significant changes afoot in your family life. The New Moon on July 4th sees you taking a big step forward, possibly into unknown territory.

TAURUS: Your social life is buzzing this month and delays or separations from a partner endemic since early this year are soon rectified. Mid month is magical, though you can also circle the 6th and 10th for very positive developments. Communication is emphasized and daily life will be bustling with excitement. If you have been apart from the one you love, you will see an upsurge in activity. Express your heart’s desire on the 8th or 16th, you will be heard loud and clear and love the response. More vexing will be a matter associated with travel, exploration or education. Stimulation to reach out to the world abroad could prove challenging, as you have some changes in agenda you may have to accommodate to make a situation work. Big indications arrive around the 19th. From mid month the emphasis shifts to home and personal life, with stabilizing influences from the 19th and 20th offering the opportunity you have been waiting for to set down roots or make long lasting changes to your current living arrangements. Financial news you get can assist you in obtaining your objectives, and relationships with family and those closest should run smoothly. You may be welcoming an older relative or flatmate into your house hold who provides a mature perspective from within your household.

GEMINI: It’s been difficult to remain productive with any degree of consistency so far this year, despite a huge dose of inspiration and initiative that likely struck in May. While you’ll likely be attending to financial matters for the first few weeks, (some of these likely quite vexing, particularly if the money of others features here) there is an interesting career prospect or assignment that will capture your attention mid month. If you work in a healing profession or are willing to engage an unconventional route here, you can really succeed at this time. Intense lunar activity this month highlights financial activity and you can make a breakthrough in a situation that has seemed insurmountable. Pay attention to hunches in the first week. Intuition is highlighted and the New Moon on the 4th can bring an unanticipated opportunity into the mix. From mid month the ambience becomes far more social with many events and meetings taking place through August. A partnership can start to see signs of life as well, and the 20th is highlighted for cementing a relationship or renewing your commitment. Someone comes through for you and shows you how much they care.

CANCER: Really dynamic (and potentially confrontational) energy abounds this month, you might seal the deal on a meaningful commitment or see a relationship implode. What occurs of course depends on your circumstances, and in the case of an ending or separation, remain philosophical and move on. Events occurring this month are meant to move you into the right place, so if you are with the wrong person, you are merely clearing the way to let the right one in. For those in the mad throes of passion, you can easily cultivate your connection on the 6th and 16th. The Capricorn Full Moon (July 19th) speaks volumes and signals a fortunate change in your partnership status. Commitments can be made under these auspices, and your emotional center will be tapped right into developments that occur during this vibrant lunation. From mid month, finances are in the spotlight, and a work assignment can be lucrative for you if you are willing to accept and live up to the attendant responsibilities this position will require. Positive developments on the 20th and and 27th send beams of encouragement for your enterprises.

LEO: After a year comprised of highly private and subjective considerations, you finally begin to come into your own this month as energy and initiative begin to bubble to the surface. A family or residential matter that got sidetracked earlier this year can now be resolved. The 6th and 18th stimulate the opportunities for change you have been aching to make. From the 13th, Venus in your sign makes you far more receptive to pleasure and romantic exchange, a rekindling of passion is possible. You’re likely taking your love relationships more seriously in this phase (Saturn in Sagittarius), and positive influences on the 19th and 20th allow these ties to deepen in commitment organically. If there is no one about with whom you feel the urge to “get serious”, examine where your personal standards and reality are (or aren’t) intersecting. While there is no need to rush out and grab for the first available person you meet, Venus can open up a sweet spot you may have thought you had outgrown, reminding you first and foremost that you are deeply romantic soul after all, and helping you lower your guard just long enough to let someone in. Passion is ignited next month, at long last! Use the feelings gestating in this period to tap into your forgotten or abandoned wish. You’ll be surprised what develops through the rest of Summer.

VIRGO: You’ve been in the hot seat for quite some time there Virgo, and for the most part July is a bit of a breather as you prepare for a rock and roll September. (August has a few challenges in store for you in regard to family and residence, and although Venus in your sign will smooth things over in many ways, this one is a bit more mellow for you.) Relationships seem to be paramount this month, and some volatile influences presiding over friendships and romantic relationships (and the conflicts that divide them), figure largely, suggesting turning points within your alliances this month. Having to choose between your crew of comrades over a love interest around July 4th can have harsh consequences. Make it up to them quickly on the 6th, (super enticing) or you might suffer a setback on the 7th (very, very volatile). By the time of the Full Moon on the 19th, you or this person will have made up their mind about the state of this union, and while underlying factors favor achieving harmonious emotional rapport in a relationship, if a separation occurs, accept it and move on. Assuming you have come through substantial obstacles to maintain this relationship (Saturn – Neptune) and the love is still there, this can be a culminating moment with your partner. In two months time, eclipses dynamize this union, or bring an opportunity to begin anew. Stay true to your heart, and you will never go wrong.

LIBRA: A great deal of positive momentum and heightened visibility is present this month both financially and professionally. The New Moon on the 4th portends a big change, a kind of “grab for the brass ring” moment of opportunity. Significant alterations will be required in your personal or residential life to accommodate this offer, but auspices confer success favoring the bold and the brave right now. What you set into motion now has long range implications – in a year from now Mars will come to occupy the apex of your chart, while Jupiter from your sign (from September) confers good fortune and expansion. The whole of next Summer could be among the most significant for your career, reputation and highest aspirations for many years to come. Events and initiatives that occur this July play a large role in how successful you will be. If you go back a year in time, you’ll recall you dealt with some pretty harsh financial realities and wake up calls. Critical in that period was defining your personal sense of self worth and your values. You get a second chance to tackle money matters this month, after a long period of delay or indecision. Projects or assignments that generate revenue and resources can move forward. Scorpio’s involvement with your financial sector can indicate money from outside sources. The 1st, 6th, 8th, and 10th are dynamite for sealing lucrative contracts connected to your career. There is an unconventional twist to all this mid month. Someone close to home assists you.

SCORPIO: After exhaustive and substantial consideration and reconsideration of where and how you can most effectively direct your energy (mostly as it pertains to your sense of identity, values and personal definition) you can come to an inroads that gets you going towards a more clearly defined target. Deliberate and intentional use of your power makes this a potent period for getting what you want, and the emotional resonances abundant within the first two weeks (and also between the 16th – 18th) will put you back in touch with what your innermost heartfelt longings. Desire speaks for itself on the 6th, you can connect readily within a relationship that may have seen delays over the prior months. A sense of urgency is pervasive around the 14th to finish up that which has been, for one reason or another, impossible to resolve since early February. A work matter is likely emphasized and it may be high time to move on to greener pastures. Ultimatums are being thrown left and right, you may be dodging or dealing the artillery. The 7th, 11th and 16th are volatile. It’s time to drop worn out scripts and change your approach entirely. From the 13th, emphasis shifts to your public role, fame and profession. For four super charged weeks, your reputation escalates. The 16th, 20th and 27th are remarkable for making an impression on those who can take you far up the ladder of success. You’ll have a chance to rectify your financials next month, for now focus on where your want or need to be. Slow and steady.

SAGITTARIUS: For months you have been attending to the inner work, the behind-closed-doors super internal soul seeking. July is a significant turning point for you, as transformations, (many of which you have been undergoing since the beginning of the year) really take root, and you can finally find the closure you have sought, possibly aided by an intimate connection. Look to the 6th for a meaningful connection to bring a turning point. The flow of feelings is strong as you realize you can release a limitation or burden. Lunations this month emphasize financials, and there can be some anxiety in this regard. Trust your instincts and values, there is a make or break dynamic present, especially in agreements you make with others. Look specifically to the first week for a breakthrough. A financial commitment you undertake around the 6th plays a big role in the big career news that resonates in September. From the 13th, the preparation you have made internally opens you to a far more fun and appealing new ambience. As Venus, then Mercury and finally the Sun (July 23) all move into Leo, creating the kind of supportive and constructive atmosphere that has been absent for you for much of the year. The 19th and 20th, as well as August 1st offer substantial developments that allow you to engage with real growth experiences. Saturn has asked you to make concessions and remain focused on a few very important topics. You will now see how this has benefited you in the long term. Opportunities for travel and self expression will provide stimulating encounters. Trust in these serendipities now, next month you absolutely take flight.

CAPRICORN: Massive breakthroughs are possible this month, and for those of us Caps who have recently been through the scouring effects of Uranus square Sun and Pluto conjunct Sun can testify, changes of both chaotic and epic proportions have only served to strengthen and fortify our aims. The Capricorn Full Moon on the 19th brings it all home and is infused with a genuine sense of possibility of all that is yet to come. Even the delays and frustrating setbacks experienced since February suddenly click and make sense. Something could not have happened yet, simply because it simply was not ready to. That fruit is now maturing, as Mars collaborates effectively with the Full Moon, you can begin to manifest a significant personal enterprise. Finding the right people has been paramount, and for the most of July, the right partner. The New Moon on the 4th opens the doorways to a very meaningful one on one connection, with the 6th, 10th and 16th elaborating on the possibilities that this union represents. There is volatility underfoot, and groundbreaking energy over the first week (and coupling with the Full Moon in your sign) represents breakthroughs in a partnership, and abandoning scripts that have outlived their purpose or failed to live up to their potential. From the 13th, invigorating and stimulating intimacy coalesces, commitment deepens. The 20th seals the deal on financial or romantic agreements. As you are about to enter one of the most important professional periods of the decade, you are empowered right now to choose who you want to bring into this next, highly significant cycle of growth.

AQUARIUS: It’s a busy month at the onset for work and assignments, and your personal productivity is back on track, allowing you to make real professional progress after months of delay and set backs. Look back to the goals you set last Summer, these are the ones that are now ready to manifest. Serendipities on the 6th, 10th and 16th offer opportunities for advancement and assure progress in your work and daily routine over the first two weeks. Cultivation of good habits is easier in this phase. The 16th – 18th are powerful for you professionally. You showcase your abilities brilliantly and can earn a promotion or new position. Intuition and emotion runs high. You have been working towards these goals since 2012, so the realization of them will feel overwhelming! The New Moon on the 4th opens the door to a new chapter, this will see a positive outcome this Fall. From the 13th the emphasis moves to close partnerships and your key relationship(s). A fun and social ambience from the 13th – 19th can bring an introduction ripe with possibility or see you busy with your sweetheart attending parties and events. The 16th is exceptional for a love proclamation. More divine intervention on the 19th, 20th and 27th sees you and yours deepening your connection. The commitments made now endure, and enhance your ability to realize your hopes, wishes and dreams.

PISCES: You are deep in your comfort zone for most of July, and although friends and lovers may not quite be getting along in this phase, abundant serendipities can provide an outlet for your creative energy. A potent beginning in a love relationship or within an enterprise connected to your self expression is highlighted during the New Moon on the 4th, but don’t let friends be too critical or undermine your growing self confidence. Having to prove yourself to someone, or even a group of friends or colleagues can actually push you into uncharted waters, look to the 6th, 7th and 16th for outstanding developments. Being a creature of comfort, some of these can be disconcerting, though if alliances have out lived their usefulness, you can cut ties graciously around the time of the Capricorn Full Moon on the 19th. A key partnership develops harmoniously in this phase, and the 5th, 8th, 10th and 16th offer welcomed developments here. From mid month, work and productivity is highlighted, with the 13th to 18th ripe for finding a job or assignment in which you can showcase your creativity. Professional endeavors which have kind of taken a back seat to the more immediate concerns of the last few months get a boost on the 20th, 27th and August 1st. Events and developments around these dates set the stage for a massive victory next month, when your career catches on like wild fire. For the first half, recreation and vacation can be fulfilling, while facilitating a necessary recharge. Your time is coming, for now enjoy the beauty all around you!

Solstice Forecast – Stargazer Summer

Summer begins on an auspicious note, as Jupiter and the North Node reach a second conjunction at 15 Virgo on the 21st. Very positive developments can occur now, as assistance and luck can be present in our evolutionary endeavors that set us on course for bigger and better opportunities ahead. Jupiter trine Pluto Sunday June 26th expands upon this opportunity, as good fortune and optimism stimulate a longer range transformation that has been occurring. Dreams and objectives that unfold in the large scale can manifest now. Look back to the activities and enterprises you engaged with early October of last year as well as in March. Initiative you have taken can now trigger really expansive opportunities that allow you to completely change your life for the better.

Mars is direct from Wednesday June 28th. After 2 1/2 months of misdirection and thwarted agendas, we can begin to put things into motion and move forward. From the depths of Scorpio, we are all considering/reconsidering our closest alliances, and matters of intimacy and establishing emotional trust have been a rather intensive subject for the last several weeks. Saturn traveled a substantial part of it’s retrograde last Summer in this precise area of the zodiac, so if you are feeling a sense of de ja vous, or that the topics, obstacles and delays of that period are being revisited, you are right on with that intuition. With Mars now direct and finalizing it’s journey through Scorpio through July, there is energy on hand to tackle an ongoing issue endemic over the prior year. Cancer transits and particularly Venus trine Mars July 6th and Sun trine Mars July 16th will offer the necessary emotional insight required to rectify an issue that exists in our most interior realm, generating a harmonious climate for smoothing over the difficulties that may have been present recently. Mercury trine Mars on July 10th is a great day to have a significant conversation that will bring clarity to this matter.

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Venus in Cancer – Two of Cups: “There is nothing to do but enjoy what life offers. I am now ready to let into my life the love relationships which will fulfill me.” ~ Gerd Ziegler

From Cancer, energy turns inward, and a nurturing ambience is present throughout July. Not so easy are oppositions to Pluto/Capricorn and squares to Uranus/Aries, which present unpredictable turning points marked by crisis or confrontation. The Cancer New Moon on July 4th falls in stark opposition to Pluto, and there will be a critical departure or significant change at this time. Late June into July has a highly gestational quality about it. We will withdraw to cultivate our treasure from within the interior world. Leo transits – beginning with Venus on July 13th – open us up to fun and recreational avenues that enhance pleasure, love and self expression. The gestation is complete and that which has undergone metamorphosis within us can now be revealed to the outer world.

By August we move into a brisk and exciting, but potentially tense phase that leads up to the immensely significant Virgo Eclipse on September 1st. In many ways, the major activity cycle for 2016 begins now. The North Node and Virgo-Jupiter are highly active, but harsh alinements from Virgo to Saturn in Sagittarius suggest we have major obstacles to overcome in order to engage with the evolutionary opportunities offered by this Eclipse. Mercury triggers the eclipse degree on August 6th, and Venus on the 13th. Intuition into future developments, as well as agreements and conversations around these dates can offer clues and set the stage for that which develops around September 1st.

Saturn resumes direct motion on August 13th as well, allowing us to release the karma of the prior phase and build anew with a greater understanding of our personal objectives currently manifesting through Sagittarius. A week later, Mars leaves the shadow of the prior retrograde, creating a fire and ice conjunction with Saturn on the 24th at 9 Sagittarius. This signals the beginning of an important 2 year cycle in which the topics of Saturn – Sagittarius are now really crystalizing. Mars transverses through the eye of the needle, stimulating action to be taken upon these goals with urgency. This conjunction can be very challenging, your drives are subjugated to practical concerns and this can manifest in feelings of restriction or frustration. The best use of this energy is to methodically and patiently work towards long range goals or on aspects of life that require more effort as they are quite obvious now.

Ouch! A whole lot of Saturn square during the Virgo Eclipse! At least Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in cahoots should help us stay optimistic 🙂

Virgo Eclipse

The Virgo Eclipse is an incredibly potent period in which we’ll see massive culminations and transformations occur. The Mutable t-square is activated, and the longer issue of it’s resolution is possible now. From Virgo, transiting planets, as well as the Eclipse period itself tap Neptune in opposition and Saturn by square. Pluto lends support by trine, an aspect that governs significantly over the Mercury – Virgo retrograde, (August 31 – September 22) with the two locked into a deeply penetrating conversation throughout the last two weeks of September. It’s highly likely developments, activities and opportunities that emerged in June (Jupiter – North Node, Jupiter trine Pluto) are featured prominently, with really remarkable growth occurring from August into September.

What makes this whole thing a bit squirrly is this issue between the transiting planets and North Node in Virgo conflicting with Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius as well as Neptune off in Pisces. And Mercury, that rascal and trickster, is retrograde, tying up our progress as we attend to renegotiating massive chunks of all the positive prospects revealed during this phase. Virgo is of course, the master of details, refinement and attainment of perfection. To get there, Virgo must see all the components that make up the whole, which has a decisive quality to it, while Sagittarius is focused on The Bigger Picture. Pisces – Neptune seeks to infuse inspiration and spiritual conviction, though most impractically, which can have an unravelling effect on our efforts. Finding a way to make all these disparate energies work together is the key to resolving the dilemma we are confronted with, and quite worthwhile to undertake. When you successfully reconcile this issue, you become practically invincible in having all these energies at your disposal. Choose to be controlled by nothing by not allowing distractions to derail your efforts. Take August and September one day and one task at a time. If you have set your intentions in June, stay that course.

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Libra – The Scales of Justice

September 9th we herald the return of Jupiter to Libra, a highly beneficial placement that enhances the development of fairness and equilibrium within our one on one partnerships. The next 14 months will encourage diplomacy and lend a wonderful ambience to our one on one relationships. Growth through partnerships is highlighted. The September 30th New Moon in Libra will make a significant connection to this placement, and will signal the brilliant culminations on route for December.

Retrograde Mars 2016

RETROGRADE: a time of reorientation, retreat, reappraisal, relinquish, release, resurgence, repercussions and resolution.

The retrograde phase of Mars presents the challenge and mutual opportunity to address the actions we have taken over the prior year and determine whether they are moving us in the appropriate direction, or rather that we need to reconsider our approach entirely. Mars is completely untethered – no aspects to outer planets until August 24 (Mars – Saturn conjunct 9′ Sagittarius) suggests very little outside influence presides over our activities over the next four months. Although this could prove to be a very dangerous liaison, especially when Mars goes back into Scorpio, plunging us back into the depths of passion so we can reinvigorate our intimate connections.

A shift in consciousness and need for reappraisal began in February, even if only sensed as restlessness at the most subconscious level. We began to receive signals that things were not precisely going smoothly, and frustrations may have begun to emerge. The repercussions generated during the retrograde period are essentially the return of the energy we have sent out over the last year. As the half way point in a two year cycle that began in June 2015 (Sun – Mars conjunct 19′ Gemini), we now have an opportunity to evaluate how well we have attended to that which we had began at this time. With this information, we can now adjust our trajectory or even reject a course of action if the results we get do not substantiate a continued effort. The culmination that occurs during the Sun – Mars opposition (May 22 – 1′ 47″ Gemini), represents the exact half way point and is the most crucial turning point in the cycle. Where we have managed to successfully carry out an agenda, we can find success at this time.

More on this in next months forecast 😉

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This is a period of deep introspection, particularly if the return on our efforts fall far off the mark we intended to reach. It’s time to dig deep and find out why. In many cases we’ll see where we have or have not asserted ourselves appropriately. Inaction speaks as largely to our issue as action itself, and we may be seeing the outcome of not making enough of an effort as we should have. This becomes obvious quite quickly if the circumstances we find ourselves in prove not to be the desired outcome of the efforts made over the last year. Over the next 10 weeks we will have an opportunity to reconciliation if we attend to the inner work required during this phase. If we realize it is time to take a whole new course of action, this could be a seeding phase where we shift internally to prepare for that change.

Retrograde Mars is an inert energy, making it difficult to build momentum at this time, and very difficult to make bold moves forward. Don’t assume you have to be completely inactive, just remain amenable to the likelihood that any actions you take now will likely require substantial modification down the road. I have this one (Mars retrograde) in my own natal chart and I can say first hand there is a quality of having to do everything twice. I like to start at the end, work my way backwards, then start over completely with the knowledge and experience gained during the first attempt. For those of you with direct Mars in your chart, you may find with the retrograde phase that the impulses are coming from a different place than normal. This can actually put you in touch with a novel form of expression of energy, that while not familiar to you, can be useful and constructive because you may see that there are ways to accomplish things that you had not considered before. Embracing the experimental quality of this period may be instructive, and you may discover tactics or methods to achieve goals that prove to be quite useful.

Retrogrades also of course connect to second chances, and we likely see topics, relationships or endeavors we had thought resolved stream back into our consciousness, seeking to be addressed now. There are always karmic overtones present during these phases and it is far more likely that an issue from the past is what we need to deal with at this time. If you see something re-emerge you can be assured it has come back to find proper resolution. Starting anything new invites bad results, so keep this period to completing unfinished business. Additionally consider placements you have in Aries (and to a secondary extent Scorpio), as planets, nodes, asteroids or angles ruled by Mars will also be affected if not debilitated during this transit.

Shadow Period — February 17 to April 16
Mars Retrograde — April 17 to June 29
Shadow Period — June 30 to August 22

Mars is in Scorpio from January 4 – March 6; May 28 – August 2
Mars is in Sagittarius from March 7 – May 27; August 3 – September 27

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STARGAZER MARS IN RETROGRADE HOROSCOPE:

One of the key attributes of this retrograde cycle that is frequently overlooked is the significance of the impact to the house ruled by Mars in your natal chart. Consideration of this area in tandem with the current area being transited holds a crucial message and is useful in terms of finding solutions to problems that have been building in momentum. I am devoting this special horoscope to such an analysis and hope you will find it useful as you negotiate the challenges and revelations of the next 10 weeks.

ARIES: Retro Mars hits close to home for Aries, since it’s your ruling planet and stuff. You are looking at yourself and reconsidering your direction. How well have you managed to establish yourself? Have you sufficiently stood up for your personal desires? It would seem financials, especially those jointly held with a spouse, will have a significant role in the destination you arrive at in September. An intimate relationship is going through a state of dynamic transformation, intensive negotiations or reassessment could be a big factor through July. This is equally an important period of significant redefinition for you suggesting you need to appraise your relationship with yourself first if you expect the breakthrough you are going to have on the interpersonal level to be successful.

TAURUS: A partner holds the key to your subconscious awareness, and seems to be able to read between the lines. You may also intuitively sense that a passionate relationship, as latent as it may seem right now, is simmering just beneath the surface. While there is much more to this story, give it some time to fully play out. From the end of June you find fresh impulses for this partnership. Your psychic awareness is sending strong but mixed signals, making you seek withdrawal and privacy. Significant for you in this phase will be a genuine sense of resolution and letting go of something you have held on to (or been held by) at long last. A culmination in a key partnership is likely.

GEMINI: The likelihood of reconnecting with old friends or colleagues is enhanced right now, though it’s just as likely you might bump into an ex (spouse). It seems there are no hard feelings and that in fact you might get closure in a matter that had been evasive or challenging to understand previously. Health and your work life factor and require an assessment. Productivity will probably be low over the next 10 weeks but you do have a very compelling opportunity to rekindle lost connections and recover unanswered wishes. A mentor or someone from your work space will stimulate you to take action on them.

CANCER: You may find yourself at a professional impasse while you wait for the powers that be to get it together before you can make progress. If a job or work project comes to a standstill, take it in stride – everyone is going through something. You may also feel uncertain of the direction you would seek to take on a personal level and desire some time to reflect. June and July provide a positive ambience for this as you’ll feel in touch with yourself and more in your element. July 6th, Venus and Mars make a loving trine connecting your sign to that of true romance and self expression. On this special occasion you can connect with your real desires.

LEO: Journeys of distance and mind are impacted, you may hesitate or reconsider a long range goal. Fiery passion surrounding a creative effort or love affair burns bright then fizzles. No doubt domestic and familial situations can require considerable modifications before you can move forward with a personal agenda. A great deal of attention will be placed on the home situation that may force you to cancel a trip. Refinement of your base of operation will yield for you a positive place from which to expand your activities in a few months time.

VIRGO: Intimacy, passionate relationships and shared finances need to be discussed and re-negotiated in this phase. This has been an area of a great deal of activity, with much of it taking place behind the scenes. Your insides could feel as though they are coming inside out, this is a good time to speak with a therapist or counselor to get to the bottom of any trust issues. With private matters so in the spotlight you will likely enjoy the more social vibrations available after May. Reconnecting with old friends, neighbors and siblings could be a positive feature, it’s possible you stumble into an old ally in a night course or in your daily routine. There could be some nice surprises.

LIBRA: Relationships are implicated and require reassessment. This is a very positive time in which to really define your expectations, and what you are putting in (and getting out of) your one on ones. It’s possible an unfinished relationship from the past requires a second look. You may wish to keep things flexible in terms of partnering right now – with Jupiter in your sign in about 4 months, incredible opportunities for growth are going to be present. Don’t take unnecessary baggage into the next phase. In the context of a long term commitment there may need to be a redefinition of the roles each partner holds. Financials play a big part of any and all conversations, and the income and it’s source a major concern from May 28.

SCORPIO: It’s a double whammy for ya with Mars and Pluto retrograding over the weekend, all that intensity and intention you have sent out since late January washes back up onto your shore just in time for the Full Moon in your sign on the 22nd. You have so much to release in this phase. This is incredibly favorable especially if you find you have over extended yourself in prior months or weeks. From May 28 you have the chance to get back to working on the new you. Watch your health, watch your money. It’s not unlikely a recurring issue related to your wellness sneaks up again, particularly when Mars re-enters your sign. Retrograde Mars in your sign can make you aggro and kind of self destructive. Much better to work towards a new job or undertake a wellness regiment that had eluded you in prior months.

SAGITTARIUS: From high voltage to hella chill in no time Sag. You’ll find you are reworking your insides and recalibrating your desires to a huge extent in the upcoming weeks. A creative impulse or those seeking a romantic affiliation may find this interest wanes as the energy shifts towards the internal. Your personal reorientation involves going deep below the threshold of your own consciousness to retrieve a treasure deep within. Fun and frivolity in the prior phase may have distracted you from the inner work you require before you can move on. From August 3rd you are a force to be reckoned with. For now develop your inner voice and learn to trust your intuition. The focus you gain as a result leads to ripe discovery and incredible growth this Fall.

CAPRICORN: The most personal and internal life is affected in this phase. Some Caps may be returning to a previous city in which to reside or arranging to live with former flat mates. Family members may play a role, and resolution of a long term issue with them, or relinquishing early life conditioning as you embrace a larger role in society are all possible in the current atmosphere. All the powerful transformations you have gone through over these past months become internalized now. Power dynamics can be released as you claim your inner strength, the result of the deep internal reflection of the prior months. There is incredible intuition available to you, let it guide you to the destiny that unfolds for you in September. Make a wish under the auspices of the Scorpio Full Moon, April 22.

AQUARIUS: Signals get crossed and for an information addict (like you) the next couple months could be a bit haywire. Communication, articulation and comprehension can get a bit obtuse, your daily commute can also be affected in weird ways. Mars retrograde back into the area of fame, prestige and public profile or profession (Scorpio) indicates unfinished business in this area. June and July will bring a second chance to boost your reputation in your career, with stunning opportunities in July to get where you intended to be. Or maybe not… the next few months could see developments that take you to a place you didn’t even know you wanted to go, extended networks of friends and colleagues seem to assist you in seeing the possibilities that lie on another path altogether.

PISCES: The monies and your profession are most deeply implicated, you need to assess if the ways in which you are earning your means not only reflects your values but substantiates the time you invest. It’s also likely the professional trajectory is changing based on some of the information that comes to light over the next few months. You do well to reconnect to a soul site, a sacred place to which you feel a deep spiritual connection. The Full Moon on the 21st can illuminate the quest you need to take. Connecting to your spirit and embracing an empowering sense of adventure can help you come to terms with the direction you are seeking. July 6th is magical for just such a journey. By August you will be prepared to make a bold move – set your sights on August 10th to make a big splash in your career.

STARGAZER JANUARY 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR STARGAZERS!!!! Wow, have I been so busy finishing the book and new app for you I’m actually just getting to the January horoscopes here on New Year’s Day. Both the book (available now), and the app (available on iTunes), turned out beautifully and I am really pleased to be able to offer these. Finally catching a breath, spending the holiday with my son and so excited about my 40th birthday, coming up soon on January 8th. It’s true what they say, being a Capricorn really gets better as you age. Experience offers confidence and security you just don’t have as a younger person. And this is such an incredible year to look forward to! We have amazing support from the cosmos, and I sincerely believe a positive turn of events is going to really transform the lives of so many people around the globe. If you didn’t get a chance to read the 2016 Overview, check it out here. I chose the YUD YUD LAMED meditation (above) to begin the year on a note of release and looking forward, with incredible positivity, to all that lies ahead.

January starts in slow motion, Mercury is stationing Aquarius preparing to go retrograde on the 5th. Mercury hovers in Aquarius, and for the first week of the month it’s like were floating in space, and can see a glimpse of the future, but have to turn back to take care of unfinished business. As always, while a Mercury retrograde phase indicates a slow down in communication and commercial matters, this particular one has two very interesting features, the first of which is a notable contact it makes to the Jupiter – North Node conjunction as it conjuncts the Sun itself. Even the Moon from Pisces taps in, offering incredible emotional intuition into the conversation that is occurring now.

Jan 14. Sun - Merc

 

Jupiter is retrograde at the time of the North Node conjunction, suggesting we get an intonation of what is really set to occur June 21st, when they meet again and Jupiter is direct. The planet of luck and optimism contacting the symbolic point of our evolutionary objective twice in a year is quite amazing! We may get fortunate assistance (Jupiter) to meet those objectives or luck and prosperity is stimulated by doing the Virgo North Node work, maybe both. The better we are doing it – the more we receive. This first transit, (again, because Jupiter is debilitated) is a signal of what could potentially be. Use the information you receive to work on building positive karma towards what you want most to receive by June 21, when they meet again. Celeste Teal explains of the union “There is often a helpful person in the life who acts as a catalyst to financial or spiritual growth. Publishing ventures go well or there are opportunities here.” Of North Node Virgo she writes: “Now, you must learn discrimination about those you choose to help, practical planning and how to clearly define goals for yourself.” (From the book “Lunar Nodes – Discovering Your Soul’s Karmic Mission.)

The fact that Sun – Mercury conjunction (from Capricorn) is taking place at the same time and in a perfect trine is a really incredible synchronicity. Be prepared for a very important communication or awareness coming January 15th, what occurs is miraculous, and helps us move towards the future, even if it takes a bit longer to get there. Another big thing with the Mercury retrograde is the long conjunction to Pluto for the last week of the month. We can probe deeply for a solution at this time, conversations and thinking will be intensified, we want the truth and will not settle for anything less. While Pluto can be harsh, it also represents both our individual and collective ability to transform, so this long, maybe tough, dialogue that occurs at the end of the month does offer us the opportunity to make a breakthrough and transform where we have sought to. Mercury will be direct from January 25th.

Mars delves deep into Scorpio on the 3rd, it’s orbit slowing as it prepares for retrograde beginning April 18th at 8 Sagittarius. As mentioned in the 2016 overview, Mars sextile to Jupiter February 13th is the last significant outer – planet aspect Mars makes until August 24th, when it conjuncts Saturn. This suggests on one hand that Mars will set it’s own agenda, not being influenced by outer forces for so long, though it also indicates our actions don’t have much impact on the outer world mutually, so you basically have from New Years through February 13th to make an impression where you need to!

Mars in Scorpio has deep reservoirs of tenacity, though from this placement actions taken are likely concealed or taking place under cover. Extraordinary passion is aroused, and with Saturn no longer here holding back the energy of the Scorpion (as was true during the last transit), the full intensity of this placement can be expressed. Intimacy can deepen in this phase, as extraordinary feelings of closeness between lovers connects them to higher reality. Explore the depths of your love this month, it has much to reveal to you.

Daily transits and January horoscopes are below! The daily aspect readings are from the Stargazer 2016 app, which this year includes a planets in aspect guide in addition to the calendar and horoscopes, suitable for interpreting daily aspects, or those occurring in your chart. These are featured as a preview this month only. You can order the Stargazer 2016 PDF e-book by making a $5 USD PayPal payment to stargazerastroatlas@gmail.com This 81 page book features a 2016 reading for all 12 zodiac signs as well as special report on the Sun – Mercury cycle with detailed analysis of each of the four Mercury retrograde cycles, so you can plan in advance! The book will be emailed to the address you use to make your payment, unless other wise noted. If you are ordering this as a gift, and wish for it to be sent to someone else, please make a note on PayPal, I’ll be happy to send it to whom you request. THANK YOU and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

JANUARY ASPECTS:

FRI 1 MERCURY – AQUARIUS

SAT 2 – 4th QUARTER MOON 11 LIBRA

SUN 3 – MARS – SCORPIO

TUE 5 – MERCURY RETROGRADE 1 AQUARIUS
MERCURY SQUARE MARS – 0 AQUARIUS/SCORPIO
Irritability can be present in our interactions, there is a brusque and offensive tone that can be condescending. Provocation is also possible, it’s possible to push (or be pushed) into arguments in the heat of the moment. It’s also possible to just be busy, busy, busy to the point of exhaustion (which then leads to frustration). Avert crisis by only taking on what you can possibly handle and no more.
VENUS SQUARE NEPTUNE – 7 SAGITTARIUS/PISCES
There can be vague and unsettling feelings that all is not what it seems in a love relationship, and a tendency to overlook or even deny the truth of the state of our affairs is possible if the reality cannot live up to the ideal. It can be difficult to be honest with a partner in this time, evasiveness is indicated. Imagination and a propensity for daydreaming is indicated, and this is an interesting time for the artistic and creatively inclined.
SUN CONJUNCT PLUTO – 15 CAPRICORN
Feelings of conviction and power are stimulated immensely and we can make constructive changes at this time. The conjunction suggests a significant burst of energy that allows for transformation the area in which it takes place in your chart. Deep and regenerative experiences occur.

THU 7 – JUPITER RETROGRADE 23 VIRGO

FRI 8 – MERCURY RETROGRADE – CAPRICORN
VENUS CONJUNCT SATURN – 11 SAGITTARIUS
Relationships take on a more serious tone today, and this is a good time to formalize a partnership for either business or pleasure. Commitments made now (especially under the conjunction) are genuinely built to endure. Karmic undertones are present. Feelings of responsibility and maturity are enhanced, providing a strong base of assurance for the promises we make at these times.

SAT 9 – NEW MOON 19 CAPRICORN

TUE 12 – VENUS TRINE URANUS – 16 SAGITTARIUS/ARIES
Exciting and unexpected meetings and developments take place today in our romantic and personal relationships. There is a desire to free expression and unconventional partnerships at this time. While highly stimulating, not all connections made now are likely to endure, but do have a liberating quality that offers a fresh perspective and needed break from the routine.

WED 13 – SUN TRINE JUPITER – 23 CAPRICORN/VIRGO
Considered one of the best aspects for good fortune, this aspect confers a positive, even “lucky” vibration, and this is an auspicious time for beginning or expanding upon a personal or commercial enterprise. Very enthusiastic feelings are stimulated and this can also be favorable for a vacation or venture related to media or publishing. Good will, generosity and optimism also provide an ideal climate for social events.

THU 14 – SUN CONJUNCT MERCURY – 23 CAPRICORN
Occurring approximately every two months, this is the beginning of a cycle of activity usually associated with business, commercial activities, day to day life, and communication. Sets the tempo and agenda for the upcoming few months when MERCURY IS DIRECT. There are modifications to our existing plans during the conjunction that occurs during the MERCURY RETROGRADE cycle. Mental clarity and articulation of thoughts are well indicated.
MERCURY TRINE JUPITER – 23 CAPRICORN/VIRGO
Confidence and enthusiasm in our speaking and thinking today provide an ideal climate for social and commercial activities. We benefit from increased optimism that opens the doors for success in our enterprises. Conversations, negotiations and meetings are under very positive influences, with everyone getting a fair shake in the end. This is a good day for learning something new that expands your consciousness or broadens the scope of your daily activities.

FRI 15 – JUPITER CONJUNCT NORTH NODE – 23 VIRGO

SAT 16 – 2nd QUARTER MOON 26 ARIES

MON 18 – VENUS SQUARE NODES – 23 SAGITTARIUS – PISCES/VIRGO
VENUS SQUARE JUPITER – 23 SAGITTARIUS/VIRGO
Overall the mood is positive, but there might need to make modifications to arrangements concerning love relationships today. Excess, particularly with one’s resources, can be an issue, particularly if seeking gratification or fulfillment through indulgence to satisfy emotional needs that are not being met.
MARS TRINE NEPTUNE – 8 SCORPIO/PISCES
A dreamy ambience is stimulated, making this a good day for leisure and recreation. The imagination is vitalized with this influence and there can be constructive efforts made in creative projects, particularly music and the visual arts. Dissolution of the edges allows for intuitive exchanges, there is a pleasant sensual and romantic quality making this a nice time for time spent with a partner.

WED 20 – SUN – AQUARIUS
MERCURY SQUARE URANUS – 16 CAPRICORN/ARIES
We are tapped into a very dynamic, but unstable flow of energy today. There can be incredible insights, and even flashes of genius, but the erratic nature of this alinement can prove quite disruptive to the daily routine. Keep a notebook handy, you’ll want to take notes and leave plenty of room for the unexpected.

FRI 22 – MERCURY CONJUNCT PLUTO – 15 CAPRICORN
There is marked intensity in thinking and communication today, particularly with the conjunction. If you need to make your case, this is the time – persuasiveness is a notable attribute of this aspect. You leave no stone unturned in research or investigation. Seeking the underlying truth of a situation gives way to penetrating insight and awareness.
SAT 23 – FULL MOON 3 LEO
VENUS – CAPRICORN

MON 25 – MERCURY DIRECT 14 CAPRICORN

SAT 30 – MERCURY CONJUNCT PLUTO – 16 CAPRICORN
There is marked intensity in thinking and communication today, particularly with the conjunction. If you need to make your case, this is the time – persuasiveness is a notable attribute of this aspect. You leave no stone unturned in research or investigation. Seeking the underlying truth of a situation gives way to penetrating insight and awareness.
VENUS SEXTILE NEPTUNE – 8 CAPRICORN/PISCES
Romantic longings are stimulated and beautiful connections can be woven under these auspices. We seek the ideal in our connections and escapist tendencies manifest where we are not ready to take on the “burden” of a real relationship, sublimating desire into the fantasy realm instead. Easy rapport and receptivity is possible where genuine love is present. This lends to harmony and even enchantment. Creative imagination is vitalized, making this a constructive period for artists.

SUN 31 – 4TH QUARTER MOON 11 SCORPIO
MERCURY SQUARE URANUS – 17 CAPRICORN/ARIES
We are tapped into a very dynamic, but unstable flow of energy today. There can be incredible insights, and even flashes of genius, but the erratic nature of this alinement can prove quite disruptive to the daily routine. Keep a notebook handy, you’ll want to take notes and leave plenty of room for the unexpected.

JANUARY SCOPES –

ARIES: You go deep this month Aries, as your ruling planet moves into secretive Scorpio. Meanwhile, you continue to unleash your inner party girl, especially on the 12th, and you can send mixed messages to a romantic prospect if you come across too aloof. January 8th is positive for making a commitment in a relationship you hope will endure. Your career is a big focus this month and the 15th offers a stunning culmination for you professionally. Sometimes you have to go backward before you can move forward. An old colleague may have a hot prospect for you. Wait to sign the dotted line until 30th, when all the fact and figures finally fall into place.

TAURUS: A partnership is heating up big time, Mr. T, with the 18th and the 30th serving up some of the most positive indications for your romantic life in quite some time. Skip the 5th for anything too consequential. Commitments of a financial nature can successfully be made January 8th. Make a budget you can really live with. Your frontiers are wide open, and pleasurable pursuits including a love relationship are favored on the 15th. A meeting with destiny is on the cards. From the 23rd, you become irresistible. If you travel this month, you are more likely to go to place you have been before, perhaps to catch up with old friends. The 13th – 15th is a marvelous time to plan an excursion, just be mindful of Mercury retro hi jinx.

GEMINI: Things can get a bit prickly over shared finances towards the end of the month for you, Gem, and if you have been waiting to hear back about a loan, grant or settlement, you are going to be waiting a bit longer. All the details will fall into place at the end of the month. Circle the 30th for important negotiations. You have a conversation or get information mid month that has a very positive impact on your residential situation. Clues revealed on the 15th get you on track with your destiny, particularly if you have been considering relocation. A love relationship gets more attention: the more affection you sprinkle on that certain someone, the more they sprinkle you back. If it’s all dust and cobwebs up in there, you get a strong indication why around the 8th of January.

CANCER: Your key relationships are a big topic this month, and you may find you are reconnecting or reconsidering an alliance with someone from your personal past tense, Crab Cakes. Mid month is remarkable for negotiations, particularly those related to business dealings, and the 15th is marked with the stamp of destiny. See what comes up, wait until the 30th to make up your mind, though. Your New Year’s resolutions for wellness get a boost from Venus through the 23rd. You can make your biggest strides on the 12th. From the 23rd, she brings good fortune to your partnership arena, and you may see a commitment intensify over the final week of the month.

LEO: A Full Moon in your sign on the 23rd signals closure to some aspect of your life, Lion-ess. It is the appropriate time to celebrate your victories and release that or those you no longer need. You’ve got your mind on your money and you money on your mind in the meanwhile. Key negotiations about a job or for a better position mid month can offer the kind of prosperity and security you desire. It is wise to wait until after the 25th to commit. Matters of love, affection and creative longing you so seek to express are also highlighted. You can make a commitment within a love relationship or to your personal artistic process on the 8th. For inspiration, watch Madonna: Truth or Dare. Whatever personal craft you ply, you can take from her example an unwavering commitment to her art, as well as her longevity. Food for thought…

VIRGO: Pleasure is on your mind, goddess, though things get squirlly in lover land for a minute while Mercury retrogrades through the house of true romance. If someone from the past pops back into the picture, take it with the proverbial grain of salt. Mid month is kismet, however, and events and conversations, particularly those regarding children and the future of a love affair point you in the direction of the future. Being true to yourself and values pays dividends in this phase, possibly in the form of incredible prosperity. By the end of the month you feel the good vibrations in your love life washing over you, and you find the words and passion to articulate your (kinky) desires to the one you woo. The 30th is ridiculously pleasurable. Make time for love.

LIBRA: The right course of action is to maintain a low profile, like vanish, retreat, withdraw. You find your greatest treasure within right now, and despite a nice social vibration, you are finding the value in limiting your social circle to a few, really important people at this time, you’ll see why around the 8th. An exciting if not unexpected development in a relationship (either for business or pleasure) on the 12th paves the way for a major residential development by mid month. Mercury retro can stir memories of the past, but also serves to remind you of a goal you may have had for relocation that never came to fruition. The 15th can yield a dream or premonition that leads you to a form of prosperity. Rest, relaxation and space and head clearing is the key to finding this so take your time. From the 23rd you’ll seek to make a house into a home, a decision you make on the 30th signals sweeping, necessary changes to your residence.

SCORPIO: Mars in your sign infuses you with conviction and passion to go after all your desires with a level of intensity you have unlikely felt since Fall of 2012, the last transit you got before Saturn moved through your sign. Now that you’re all grown up, you are likely to make better decisions for yourself, (hint: it’s way more awesome to use your power to CREATE what you want rather than to take it from someone else) and you get much farther with the self awareness that you possess now. A Full Moon on the 23rd sees your professional star is on the rise, you may get great news of a promotion or launch your own business. A financial cue January 8th sets the stage. A meeting or conversation mid month reveals a stunning opportunity. One more hint: it has a major (positive) implication for your love life.

SAGITTARIUS: You are in the midst of reorganizing financials this month, with very significant developments mid month that have major implications that positively enhance your professional prospects. A kismet meeting on the 15th gives you a major advantage, and the desire to make the most of an opportunity. Venus from your sign offers a nice ambience for pleasure and romance, especially around the 12th, when an unexpected meeting occurs. Mars in the area of endings for the next two months can signal a period of deep reflection and a need for withdrawal. You awaken to the truth within. Vision and intuition is heightened on the 18th.

CAPRICORN: It’s a whole lotta Cappy right now, with a brilliant New Moon on the 9th illuminating your ambitions (and there will be many) as well as the incredible prospects you have for this year. Jupiter and Pluto are close by urging transformation and growth. Contact or communication between the 12th and 15th reveal an incredible opportunity is right at your finger tips – though you might have to travel across the globe to make the most of it. By the end of the month, specifically the 23rd it all begins to come together, brilliantly and you can set off blazing that trail. Venus from your sign ushers in a highly favorable ambience for you. You feel alluring and can enjoy pleasurable experiences now. The 12th reveals an exciting insight into a residential matter that puts you quite at ease.

AQUARIUS: Strategy for the next few months will be required of you as Mars transits Scorpio. While you have extraordinary energy and conviction at your disposal towards your professional ends, with Mars retrograding back over this part of your chart in June, is it worth it to lay it all on the line if you are just going to have to go through it all over again this Summer? The answer is absolutely YES. What ever your heart is telling you to go for, go for it. The next 6 weeks are crucial to your success this year, and the work you do now paves the way for the even more amazing work you are going to do in July. Get all in and go for it! A lot is going on behind the scenes, and your intuition is strong right now. Pay special attention mid month, clues can reveal a very lucrative source of income for you.

PISCES: Mercury retrograde can see in touch with old friends this month, and a harmonious social atmosphere presides. Attend events mid month, you could cross paths with a beautiful stranger on the 15th who changes your life forever. Destiny favors this union for you at this precise moment. Mars energizes you with a positive beam from Scorpio, a brilliant harmony on the 18th taps you right into the source of inspiration. Clues will be subtle but reveal your desires. Your reputation is on the rise, and a good indication that all the hard work has (and will continue to be) worthwhile comes in on the 8th. The 30th is marvelous for creative and romantic matters, the ambience is ripe to declare your love for someone.