Weekly Forecast 5/13-5/19

NEW WORLD ORDER

Events this week do much to set up the prevailing themes of the next six months, with a New Moon in Taurus (Tuesday) and the ingress of Mars (Aquarius) and Uranus (Taurus) forming a square midweek immediately after changing signs. Due to the upcoming retrogrades of both, this aspect occurs again in September, thus what is set into motion now likely does not fully materialize until this later point. The Taurus Full Moon in 6 months time will be conjunct to Uranus exactly. This week offers strong signals as to what the new world order will hold, and what in your own life is shifting to make room for it. Allow for an extended period of adaptation. The choices made in this critical period have a stronger than usual bearing on the future. (Incidentally, retrograde Jupiter is also currently transiting the degrees it will return to in September, upping the ante on current developments.)

It may be enticing under the dynamic and disruptive influence of Mars square Uranus (Wednesday) to jump the shark and go charging in guns blazing, but the message of the retrograde shadow phase (beginning Saturday May 12) is to take it slowly and allow for reversals. A triggering event sets much into motion – albeit slow motion. Mars moving at this measured pace means less energy to work with, as well as lower drive and even reluctance. The New Moon connects to both Mars and Pluto, making for a gritty and determined atmosphere. Power to persevere is the theme for the next month. From Taurus the New Moon affirms that slow and steady wins the race.

What also comes into question is the tension stimulated by the changes that will occur in financial systems during the Uranus – Taurus transit, and whether these will serve the humanitarian objectives of Aquarius. Innovation in order to achieve this transformation is a significant driver for the transformation that is occurring at this time. For the time being, there is disorder as these issues stimulate massive recalibration of access to resources and how they are distributed (as expressed most implicitly through the transformation to digital and crypto currencies), throughout society. Look at what is going on this week conscientiously, as events now will be reflective of what occurs in August, as well as what will be advanced forward at that time. Journaling is a good way to keep track of what’s going on so you can examine it later.

Mercury races through Taurus from Sunday, conjuncting Uranus in Aries one last time before checking out. This will mark the last conjunction in Aries of these two for over 80 years. A fortuitous and unexpected development may take place, one either in the works for years, or over the recent months. Moon in Aries connects during the afternoon, so a big conversation can culminate at this time, the atmosphere will be dynamic! Expect a breakthrough and be ready to take action swiftly. Aries is NOT going to wait around for anyone.

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STARSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19
You’ll feel truly palpable shifts in the atmosphere this week. First a very dynamic lunar cycle in your sign brings matters to a head on Sunday and you can finally articulate your viewpoint after months of uncertainty. From Wednesday, you’ll feel less disruption as Uranus leaves your sign. You have been required to assert your independence and hopefully been successful at attaining the liberation you desired (though this was likely pretty difficult under the auspices of Uranus/Pluto). From here you can start to focus on developing the security you seek, though this could prove tumultuous at times in it’s own way. Taking an innovative approach or retraining in a more contemporary (tech) skill set could be required.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20
It would be easy to be overwhelmed by the incredible developments occurring this week, so stick to how you do it – nice and easy. Uranus in your sign has a sparkling influence on your personality but can also leave you frazzled. Professional developments are going through a major process of reorientation too, which you get clues about this week. The climate improves from Fall onward, but there are certain adjustments to be made and potentially some retraining is necessary to make the progress you would desire. A New Moon in your sign on Tuesday sets you on the right track. The path you seek resonates clearly and you can set a course.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20
The next two weeks are appropriate for introspective activities, as your inner vision is stimulated in this phase. Potent messages that arise around the New Moon come from your deepest subconscious and intuition. It might be the appropriate time to consult a therapist or spiritual advisor for guidance, especially if you are feeling you have debilitating connections or psychological issues tied to the past that seek resolution. Mars in Aquarius bodes well for you, and though it’s in a slow phase right now, the prospects of the future glimmer brightly. A transformative phase occurs between the present and the future you seek. Don’t be afraid to look within, as what you need to discover is right beneath the surface.

CANCER June 21 – July 22
Certain challenges come to conclusion now, as disruptive influences of the Uranus square diminish. You get more support over the coming phase with the transit through Taurus, and will benefit from exciting personal connections and an expanded list of friends and associates. Mars leaving Capricorn also takes some heat of your interpersonal exchanges, though a situation with a spouse or partner (look for clues this week) will require reorientation later in the Summer. For now at least you can enjoy less friction in the ambience. New goals come into focus, and transformation will be emphasized over the coming months, particularly in intimate or business relationships.

LEO July 23 – August 22
Very new dynamics come into play over the coming weeks and months, with an emphasis placed on critical angles of your chart and both professional and relational matters coming into play. Specifically, you will desire growth in your career, but tense associations with a partner or spouse are also going to require attention and mediation. If you can juggle your commitments you’ll come out on top, but try not to let the friction you might experience during these transitions to overwhelm you. The New Moon points to a new professional direction and gains you have made at work will make these tenable for you over the next six months. Take it nice and easy to set the stage for success.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22
There are some vexing influences afoot, and though they are unlikely to affect you too personally, you may notice discord in the lives of those around you, especially coworkers. Meanwhile there are very positive influences in store, particularly as Mercury moves into Taurus. As you default ruler, (some astrologers attribute the asteroid Chiron to your sign) having Mercury occupy an obtuse angle of you chart for so long (about two and a half months) has required continual reorganization, especially in your intimate and financial associations. You can make a lot of progress over the rest of the month, and early Virgo especially will feel the excitement percolating with Uranus in Taurus. Concerning matters regarding health or your connection to a loved one will be emphasized throughout the Summer, with a significant development now precipitating what is finally resolved in September.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Unexplored dynamics between you and another take center stage. Resolution of a domestic or personal matter is required before this one can really move to the next phase of development, and you are more likely to see progress from September onward. Meanwhile, there is a more settled feeling to your associations as Uranus moves out of Aries and ceases to have such a dramatic influence on your partnerships. Nonetheless – a completely unanticipated conversation, meeting or piece of information arrives this Sunday, that could shift things swiftly. The New Moon stimulates an intimate phase. If a relationship is getting more serious, you may decide to cohabitate in about six months time. Till then domestic life is a bit of a work in progress, especially at the end of Summer. Events now point to what is in store and where the work is required.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
The effects of Uranus in opposition to your sign has many dimensions. (If you are reading for Scorpio ascendant, this transit applies more to your relationships, for Sun there is a more personal connotation.) In one form or another, a series of events will compel you defend and/or liberate yourself, or even defend your liberty! To describe this influence is disruptive is only one part of it – what is occurring on a more psychological level is forging a path to greater autonomy and engaging deeply in a more resonant relationship to yourself. Usually, this path is clamorous and provides a challenge or obstacle, or unsettled circumstances that compel the realization of that affect. Relationships you have outgrown will phase out now on the positive side, while new ones that arise will likely have an urgency to them that dissipates as suddenly as it occurs.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
A major emphasis is developing on angles of your chart representing adjustment and learning, with work and daily life emphasized this week forward. Finding a way to keep up with your expanding role on the job could be tricky, and your schedule likely to be keeping you busy. A New Moon this week points to where you can improve your productivity, health and well being. You likely stand to gain considerable ground here, and perhaps you can find a new position that adds to your income. Friday is particularly effective for an interview or seeking a promotion. Think about where you would like to be in 6 months, and likely good things will unfold for you.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
The developing forecast will take some of the pressure off you, especially in regard to unsettled domestic situations. Where you may have contended with a bumpy ride, things can level out now. A more stable home base will enable you to pursue other passions, especially where personal projects and love affairs are emphasized. This period provides a refreshing atmosphere and seeking out that which gives you pleasure. Friday is also ideal for articulating your goals or making a decision or effort that will impact your future. The New Moon can reveal hidden desires or where creative desires may have stagnated. With Venus accenting the partnership area of your chart, love could be on the way to you shortly. Next Saturday is especially appealing.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
Mars in your sign would usually propel you to take swift action, especially where ideas or the written word can be concerned. This time though, with Mars entering your sign at a slower pace than normal, you’ll be a bit more reluctant to jump into projects or affiliations until you have more reliable information to act upon, which could take a few months. Your personal life takes center stage meanwhile, and you likely see some big developments with family or a residential matter. The upcoming transit of Uranus here will require some experimentation (followed by reorganization) of domestic matters and pushing some boundaries with those closest to you and claiming independence where you see fit. Expect some clashes, followed by a new order of things.

PISCES February 19 – March 20
Big developments are occurring on two fronts – both your conscious and subconscious are illuminated this week, and getting these to come to terms might be a bit of a challenge. Early Pisces will be the most effected, as Uranus stimulates the mental sphere and provides excitement in your social life. You might get the urge to write a book or start a blog, and there could be developments within this project over the next 6 months. Meanwhile there is an emphasis culminating in the deep and dark depths of your subconscious mind, a transit that will expose you to your secrets through mid November. Apparently you have some mining to do in your private world, and this can be enhanced through meditation or psychotherapy. Take some time to uncover the roots of habits or anxiety during this period in order to maximize your effectiveness when Mars reaches your sign later in the year.

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Stargazer May Horoscope

The big news for May is the movement of Uranus into Taurus on the 15th, a substantive shift in energy fields that will endure through 2025 (allowing for a brief segue back through late Aries from November – March 2019). Primarily this transit affects material security, and as discussed in greater depth in my essay in the 2018 Stargazer astrology guide, particularly references the transition to digital currency, which has already taken fundamental steps through the introduction of crypto assets such as Bitcoin, Etherium et. al. as well as the emergence of the sharing economy and other aspects of life and livelihood undergoing the technology revolution, particularly via Blockchain integration.

Mercury taps Uranus in the last degree of Aries on the 13th, just hours before moving into Taurus. An important realization or conversation occurs in the area of your chart containing 29’ Aries, and one likely long overdue, as the recent retrograde cycle of Mercury delayed this contact for the bulk of the last few months. A real breakthrough is possible now, as the final articulation of the objectives of Uranus in Aries (liberation and independence) occurs. From Taurus, both planets will seek to bring those objectives into material form to whatever extent plausible. It’s one thing to imagine something and a complete other to materialize it, as will become evident between now and November, when the retrograde of Uranus back into Aries offers one more opportunity back at the drawing board.

Just about the same time Uranus shifts into Taurus, Mars moves into Aquarius, and the two form a tense square aspect on the 16th, potentially revealing what the long term implications are regarding the significant trends emerging over the coming decade. Love it or hate it, life as it is currently known it is about to change in very fundamental ways. There is a real dynamic push at this time – look back to initiations that occurred in the end of February 2017, during the 22’ Aries conjunction, as there is a culmination at this point that references events and directives that occurred in that time frame. This is the “finishing touches” phase of the Mars – Uranus cycle, which is prolonged through next January… because:

By May 12th, Mars settles into the portion of the Zodiac it will occupy through early October. Transiting a measly 11’ Degrees (28’ Capricorn – 9’ Aquarius) during this period, there is an intensification of the area triggered within your chart, as well as a palpable, diminished shift in inertia over the next 5 months. Retrograde cycles always indicate having to reassess an area of life through the energetic filter of the planet involved, in this case Mars – ones’ will and the way in which you assert yourself in order to get what you desire. For first decan Taurus, Leo and Scorpio, this may be an especially vexing period, as Mars applies pressure on you throughout the duration of this transit. For the signs who least like change, it becomes inevitable at this point.

Mars interacts with the South Node on 3 separate occasions during the retrograde cycle, suggesting a double karmic whammy. Something unresolved requires reassessment and reorganization in order to be reconciled. These associations can link back to prior lives and represent karmic dues that need repayment. In some cases, it you who is due repayment, and something may turn up in your favor, a gift of some kind may emerge over the course of these transits that is quite beneficial, a turn of good fortune is payback for something that occurred in a prior incarnation. De ja vous experiences during these contacts will be strong, and should remind you that you are going in the right direction, even if that direction currently feels backwards.

Regardless of the specific outcome, an area requires fresh tactics in order to manifest. Figuring out what it is involves releasing the past – objectively and subjectively. Paying off some karmic debts (or receiving your due) in this period frees you to the future, so take care of any and all unfinished business. Also, expect a loss of momentum in the area ruled by Mars in your natal chart (i.e., I have Libra rising, Mars governs my 7th house….). Check your free, personal chart at http://astro.com if you don’t know yet!

STARSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19
You feel a big shift inside you this month, as Uranus leaves your sign, moving into Taurus mid month. In some ways you’ll feel more at ease, maybe even able to sleep at night for the first time in years! There are some growing pains occurring in your values and finances meanwhile, which point to other matters of self discovery which will culminate in late Summer. Listen to the clues and insights that reveal themselves on the 1st and 19th. The New Moon on the 15th points to developing a new source of income and feelings of increased self worth. Socially this is a favorable time and you’ll enjoy connecting with like minded people throughout the month. Sensitivity and a desire to cocoon from the 20th is also indicated. Decorate and enjoy your home for the next 4 weeks. Nonetheless, you’ll enjoy even the most routine of your day to day affairs and meetings this month.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Spring, renewal and rebirth are your themes this month especially around the New Moon in your sign on the 15th. Time to blow out all the musty cobwebs of the old and ring in all that is new. Signals get crossed this month regarding your profession, knowing Mars will soon retrograde you intuitively may sense what occurs now is a false start. Both the 1st and 19th can be challenging as you continue to adjust to a new status quo. Uranus in your sign from the 17th brings with it a highly electrifying ambience. You may not be able to sleep (early Taurus will be the first affected,) and because you are conducting at a higher frequency than normal you have to really watch for accidents or other missteps, appliances and electricity impose a certain threat for you. Mercury also transits your sign this month making for a very busy and exciting social season. Make those calls and connect with your people. It’s a great time to attend gatherings and events.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20
There could be a culminating moment in a partnership this month, a Full Moon in Sagittarius can bring things to a head in an ongoing love affair. Venus in your sign sets a positive vibe for kindling a romance, though things can go a bit sideways on the 7th. As Uranus shifts into Taurus, you get strange signals and sensations from deep down. Your psychic head space could get a bit gnarly, you might have trouble sleeping. Mars in Aquarius from the 17th makes you more at ease with yourself. Great news arrives regarding a professional goal or potential promotion on the 25th. You could get a project or assignment that taps into your long range goals or else receive assistance in making a personal agenda come into fruition. Instincts will be strong and point you in the right direction on this one.

CANCER June 21 – July 22
Mars begins to wind down in your area of partners (or so you think, you’ll be revisiting this topic again in a few months time) in order to get shared financials in frame from the 17th. This will likely prove a false start, as everything that is put into motion after the 12th will likely need to get reworked between now and October. (Thusly forewarned, and hopefully you read through this in advance, you may wish to schedule your bigger endeavors for the more favorable and dynamic period between January and April.) Especially after June 27th, energy levels will become sluggish, and while you can still accomplish things at a modest scale and pace, this is not the most fortuitous period to begin new projects or relationships. After a retiring phase Venus will enter your sign from the 20th stimulating highly pleasurable influences and helping you develop a love bond and enjoy a period of abundance in one form or another. The 26th signals it’s time to quit or commit. Check in with yourself and see where your heart lies at this crucial turning point.

LEO July 23 – August 22
The New Moon on the 15th signals a new professional chapter for you, as the efforts you put in during the prior cycle finally pay off. Events on the 1st and 19th can be disconcerting, you may ask if your heart is in it and consider how much of a personal sacrifice you are willing to make in order to succeed. Really enticing social opportunities are featured this month, and connecting with friends and allies, perhaps collaborating on a creative project, could be a fun expression of this energy. The Full Moon on the 29th is ideal for recreation and self expression. You make an exciting contribution to a group project. From the 16th – 17th, you start to get an inkling you aren’t in Kansas anymore. Monumental shifts effecting your partnerships and career are beginning to take hold, and these will be significant to the story lines not only for the rest of 2018, but for years to come.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22
If you have been toying with the idea of returning to college or going for an advanced degree, perhaps trying out a whole new field of study all together, this may be the month things begin to percolate for you. A New Moon on the 15th coupled with unexpected and revolutionary Uranus moving into the area of higher learning could stimulate you to take advantage of the numerous online and vocational programs available and explore your options and opportunities for a new professional course, perhaps involving innovation or technology. A supportive friend could have a kind word on the 19th that triggers you to download that course catalogue or fill out that application (and actually send it in!). You remain high profile this month. Bask in the appreciation of what you have accomplished.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23
A financial review continues to be in order, and there could be a surplus on the 8th or 11th that helps you through. A New Moon on the 15th can point to a commitment with a spouse or an institution that changes your status considerably. Hash out agreements on the 25th. A fun and social ambience continues to prevail, though by the end of the month you may start to feel a bit wary, perhaps someone is experiencing a change of heart. The 26th can be especially challenging, though the whole last week can provide intuitive glimpses into what lies in store. This one plays out through the end of September and there will definitely be some detours in the road upcoming. Venus in Cancer from the 20th shines favorably on you professionally. You can earn a good reputation in this period and see positive growth over the coming four weeks. A combination of Jupiter and Neptune highlight idealism and glamour in your industry. A work project or assignment connected to the imaginative or inspirational will pay off for you in September.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
There is a bit more of a financial emphasis this month, and you may be merging assets in a relationship that is getting more serious or making important agreements with business partners. The 7th and 12th do not see matters working out to your best advantage and negotiations should be shelved until the 18th if possible. An exciting assignment at work on the 13th will keep you busy in the meanwhile. The 6th and 11th you feel a powerful connection to the one you love. The New Moon on the 15th could bring about an exciting development in a relationship, and Venus in Cancer from the 20th harmonizes beautifully with you. Travel could be on the agenda in the early part of the Summer. From the 17th begins a very long and potentially contentious transit (lasting through mid November,) regarding your home, property, family and your most personal life. Take notice of what’s occurring over the last few days of the month, as this is going to represent the key dynamic that requires resolution between now and the end of September.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
Work – life balance is required of you this month as job opportunities compete with very exciting developments in your love life. Uranus moves into Taurus on the 16th, which has the long range effect of urging you to more independence and freedom in your work life. A theme of emancipation, perhaps working for yourself, rings crystal clear from mid month. Opportunities on the 11th, 18th and 25th will move you quickly towards your goals. Make time for relational matters, favored by Venus in your house of committed partnerships and later the Sun and Mercury. A trying moment on the 7th gives way to far better times ahead. Daily life and communication also pick up after the 17th, and you may be reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances over the Summer months. Easy does it on the 16th, as a disagreement or misunderstanding can rapidly spiral out of control. Take some “me” time during the Full Moon in your sign on the 29th, if you can. A celebration could also be in order, possibly a reunion of sorts.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
Mars continues to energize and inspire you to take action. The 11th, 18th and 25th are advantageous for making deals and putting plans into action. The early part of the month sees you busy at work, and there could be a creative or collaborative project at your workplace. Things could get a bit murky on the 7th, and productivity could be slow at the moment. The Mars transit lasts through the 16th. An emphasis on the love life comes in mid month, Mercury transiting the area of True Romance couples with Venus in Cancer, your relationship house from the 20th. This offers the advantage of being able to genuinely share your passions with someone you admire, and cultivate your bond through shared experiences. A challenge could arise on the 26th that calls the future of this contact into question. It may also just be time to seal the deal. Uranus moves into Taurus mid month, occupying a part of the zodiac that makes a far less prickly angle for you. You’ve learned how to deal with challenges to your persona and self image, now you can successfully integrate this new freedom you have found and allow it to illuminate your creativity and even love relationships.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
Venus offers a very pleasurable ambience, enhancing love connections and your creative or recreational activities. There are tricky vibrations in store on the 7th, and you really should steer clear of those who would take advantage of your better nature. A strong domestic influence is highlighted when Uranus moves into Taurus on the 15th. You sense changes are in store on the 1st and 19th, and a partnership could tie into the developments you experience at this time. Important decisions or conversations regarding your residence or close family members occur on the 18th + 25th. You can reach good agreements, sign a lease or sell a home. The New Moon on the 15th opens a door and represents a new chapter. Professionally you receive accolades that lead to a lucrative deal around the 25th. Mars begins its’ very long transit of your sign on the 16th. Knowing you have months you can use this to your advantage and take things slowly at first, exploring your options and desires.

PISCES February 19 – March 20
Your social schedule and day to day life continue to keep you in the hustle, though this is a great month to nestle in a bit and take some personal time or work on your living quarters. Be wary of testing influences regarding property and family members or flat mates on the 7th. A tricky ambience could muck up a situation and it’s better to not to come any important determinations during that time. Uranus and a New Moon mid month can get you going on an exciting new writing project. Something you collaborate with others on (a documentary? performance art show? a children’s book?) provides a lot of satisfaction while stimulates curiosity and intellectual growth. You’ll feel ready to charge ahead on the 16th. Could be foolhardy, but why not follow your inspiration just to see where it leads? From the 17th you enter a prolonged introspective phase. This will make you very sensitized, as your intuition will be elevated and your innate empathic qualities very strong in this phase. The dream world and your imagination will also hold significance. What is tricky about this one is you might just want to do your own thing for a while, and that is fine, but if you act surreptitiously and think you have a great poker face, people will see through any facade or smoke and mirrors you may try to apply to your maneuvers and you could face recrimination for deeds you thought were utterly private or personal. Basically, your ego drives and agenda is far more visible to others than you realize, and you may act out of highly subjective motivations unintentionally. Consider moves carefully.

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!

STARGAZER FORECAST MARCH 2016

SOUTH NODE CONJUNCT CHIRON: CRITICAL ENCOUNTERS

March is the big kahuna, featuring the kind of dynamics that can literally transform life in a split second. Eclipses season is en route for Spring, signaling that bright new beginnings as well as the necessary endings to make room for the new are likely to occur throughout March. The Pisces eclipse on the 8th will receive very positive energy from the Jupiter – Pluto trine. The Libra eclipse on the 23rd connects right into the topics and agenda of our new four month Sun – Mercury cycle, beginning at 3 Aries on the 23rd. If you thought 2016 was a snooze, you ain’t seen nothing yet! (As always, the closer eclipses fall to your personal chart factors, the bigger the personal impact in your life will be! **Do also look at your PROGRESSED CHART, these can be equally significant when contacted by the Eclipses as well!** Get your chart FOR FREE on astro.com to find out!)

Endings and culminations are prominent, look to where Pisces resides in your chart to see where they are most likely to occur. Numerous contacts from the South Node conjunct to Sun (Mar. 12th), Mercury (Mar. 17th) and Venus (Mar. 30th) will bring matters to conclusion where it is time to release a dream or fantasy. Pisces is the vessel of our most etherial and visionary desires. It associates with the transcendence of the ordinary, the mundane and the real. The South Node transits reveal what we have to let go of, and in the case we do not feel prepared to surrender our illusions, these can be quite painful episodes.

South Node is also conjunct Chiron for most of the month. It’s time to relinquish this constant need to self therapize our Chiron – Pisces issue. Chiron is a secondary ruler to Virgo, and with Chiron there is this pervasive need to fix things, which is rooted entirely in the concept that Something Is Wrong. Let that noise go for now. There can be an episode that triggers memories of pain, loss or the capacity to heal in this area, and what is revealed may even be connected to a past life. While it may feel this intuition is highly instructive, it is only through surrendering the desire to reconcile our “issue” (or someone else’s for that matter,) that we will genuinely be enabled to construct a healthy new narrative in which we release the subconscious patterning that is blocking our evolution, which right now is tied to Something Is Wrong.

Profound detoxification is possible now if we actually become aware that we are using alcohol, drugs or some other form of delusion inducing compulsion in order to compel truthfulness to Something Is Wrong. Drink a lot of water, cry as much as you need to and be willing to experience the process on a COMPLETELY PHYSICAL LEVEL. If you begin to overthink and attempt to rationalize your feelings (STOP NOW!) or are experiencing stress, try the breathing exercise from my last post, take a walk or get some exercise. The aspect peaks around the 24th (21 Pisces), just following the Libra Eclipse. Hardy, har, har!!! Love, the Universe.

In the way that the South Node Aries contacts last year demonstrated how we needed to cultivate new ways to assert ourselves (most demonstrably through cooperating with others,) South Node Pisces is urging us to emancipate ourselves from worn out delusions that are preventing us from embracing the future. If we are able to change our perception, this becomes a LIBERATING experience, where the stuff we are getting rid of allows us make room for new and vitalizing experiences up ahead. These are only painful transitions if we cling desperately to the past.

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The March 8th eclipse falls at 18’ 56” Pisces, and is really quite extraordinary. It signals a new dream is taking root, and taps into the incredible and transformative energy of the Jupiter – Pluto trine (exact on the 16th at 17 degrees Virgo – Capricorn). The earth element is highly supportive and assists in manifesting the visionary objective that initiates at this time. The combination of material reinforcement (Earth signs) with the spiritual and inspirational qualities (Pisces – Jupiter) produce a marvelous ambience for creative, artistic and visionary pursuits. There is a big boost for these activities and we can productively transform through them at this time. Saturn, meanwhile, challenges the enticing developments that occur, and it’s equally likely that duty, restriction or obligation weighs heavily on our ability to make the most of the otherwise lovely developments unfolding in this period. It is possible the awareness that emerges in relation to this conflict stimulates us to take action to resolve this issue.

March 6th features the second of three quincunx aspects between Jupiter and Uranus. The first occurred last November and the final one will be on August 13th. We are in the ongoing process of modifying and refining (Virgo!) a project or enterprise we began as far back as 2010, a period which seeded the initiation of a very innovative and expansive enterprise. Saturn also makes a second square to Jupiter on the 23rd. From the Stargazer 2016 overview: “It was in June of 2010 that Jupiter and Uranus linked up at 0’ Aries, signaling a very innovative project or expansive, revolutionary new way of thinking was initiated. Also in the mix was Saturn in opposition at 0’ Libra.” This whole configuration culminates in December, when Jupiter (Libra) opposes Uranus (Aries) with Saturn in Sagittarius harmonizing both.

It’s a safe bet what occurs (and even more so what we put into motion as a result of these influences,) is very significant in terms of how this whole thing turns out for us at the end of the year. In August we’ll be putting the finishing touches on the work we began in November, right now we are at an interesting mid-point, seeing how well things we set into motion are working out and correcting the course where we need to. The quincunx is a very experimental, alchemical aspect, and the energies are so completely incongruous to work with. Uranus dispatched Jupiter from the edge of Pisces – Aries, the point of complete dissolution into the point of absolute initiation. Jupiter has traveled, seen some sights, and learned some particularly difficult lessons while it navigated the Cardinal Cross. And now in Virgo, Jupiter needs to become malleable and studious, and take all it has learned and REFINE it into something useful. Aries – Uranus is the utmost of impulse energy, it is just so freaking volatile. Jupiter has the task of absorbing the heat and lightning bolts and pressure and transforming all that energy into something of value.

What that thing is has a lot to do with what you set out to achieve during the period in mid 2010 – 2011. Again, at that time you may have only sensed the revolutionary forces percolating beneath the surface. Brilliant, but unusual and innovative concepts may have started to present themselves, providing alternatives you would have never considered previously. As recently as last June, when Jupiter – Uranus were trine, we got a huge boost of initiative for this undertaking, some kind of signal to tell us we were going in the right direction. Again, listen to the message, take in the criticism and notes, whether they illicit from inside or outside, all of it is useful to you right now and will ultimately serve you to clarify what you are doing in order to reach that successful conclusion in December.

LIBRA ECLIPSE CHART:

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Our second eclipse falls on the 3 Aries – Libra axis, bringing to a conclusion a long range metamorphosis that extends as far back as October of 2013. The Aries eclipse September 27th of last year signaled the resolution of a long standing way of existence. As the Moon disappeared behind the shadow of the Earth that night, a dream or desire became submerged within the depths of the psyche. Do you remember this dream or what you were thinking of as the Moon disappeared? It’s quite possible that your desires becomes unleashed now, as the Sun illuminates it from Aries and brings light and life to the emotional treasure we buried last Fall. It’s possible too, a dramatic shift occurs now that enables us to reclaim that which we sought after 6 months ago. While this is a period of incredible emotional release, and possibly turbulence, the Eclipse itself is well aspected, with Mars in a very supportive position, providing energy to undertake what transpires, offering a helpful and philosophical attitude beaming over from generous Sagittarius. It’s possible a masculine figure is highly instrumental at this time. Mercury resides right next to the Sun, initiating the Sun – Mercury cycle that initiates the next 4 month cycle of daily activities and communication. (More below**) Door closes, window opens.

Mars is slowing in orbit, preparing for its’ retrograde period, beginning next month from April 18th – June 30th. Moving into Sagittarius on the 7th, the planet of action and energy stimulates an more outgoing ambience than we experienced from Scorpio, and although certain activities may be slowing some what, there is vitality and excitement available during this transit. Mars is on the heels of Saturn of course, activating us to take initiative on the long range goals Saturn has set for us. This work in progress continues through August, when Mars and Saturn meet, so imagine this part of your life is a bit like a construction zone, from Sag at least we can be optimistic! 🙂

Venus is highly active with contacts across the spectrum, the most notable of which is the conjunction to Neptune on the 20th. This highly romantically charged aspect taps our ability to see the very best in people, and stimulates a new cycle connected to a visionary pursuit or undertaking. Inspiration is strong, and feelings of love are transcendental. Also in the mix is a volatile Venus – Mars square on the 14th, which generates a lot of romantic and sexual friction if our needs our not being met on either level in our partnerships. The 25th may also prove quite challenging as Venus (Pisces) locks horns with the Jupiter (Virgo) – Saturn (Sagittarius) square that perfects two days earlier. There can be disconcerting and frustrating delays at this time impacting both finances and relationships. Hang in there! The following day Venus contacts Pluto harmoniously, allowing for transformative and passionate experiences to unfold.

**Here’s a little more on the Sun – Mercury cycle from my 2016 astrology e-book. Remember that what we begin now will go through a period of reappraisal and modification during the next Mercury retro phase. The project or activity that begins now is connected to wherever 3 Aries sits in your chart. Get your chart for free on astro.com!**

Sun conjunct Mercury March 23rd – 3’ Aries

This Mercury cycle initiates under the auspices of the Libra Eclipse (3’ 17” Libra) suggesting immensely emotional overtones to beginnings we make now, very likely connected to events and awareness stimulated over the prior 2 years and illuminated specifically last September during the Aries Eclipse 4’ 40”, (September 27th, 2015). A Lunar Eclipse, such as this, portends endings, so what begins now is likely an extension of the closure of a long standing pattern or way of life. One door closes, another opens, as they say. This beginning is given a positive beam of encouragement from Mars in trine from Sagittarius, perhaps we are about to embark on a big adventure and saying farewell to a way of life that has become quite outmoded to make this journey. Jupiter sends very positive vibrations (trine from Virgo) during the retrograde cycle* itself, so themes of expansion are amplified. The last two weeks of May feature positive developments implicating business agreements, travel, education and pursuits associated with the media or broadcasting. Jupiter will have recently turned direct, (May 10th) so it might be that an agreement, contract or negotiation at this time (though temporarily stalled during the upcoming RX cycle of Mercury,) finally comes through and sends us off in a big, big way.

Mercury Shadow: April 15th – 29th
*Mercury RX: April 29th – May 23rd
Sun conjunct Mercury Retrograde: May 10th 19’ Taurus
Post Shadow: May 24th – June 8th

MARCH KEY DATES

TUE 1 – 4th QUARTER MOON 11 SAGITTARIUS

TUE 8 – SOLAR ECLIPSE 18 PISCES

SAT 12 – SUN CONJUNCT SOUTH NODE – 21 PISCES

TUE 15 – 2nd QUARTER MOON 25 GEMINI

THU 17 – MERCURY CONJUNCT SOUTH NODE – 20 PISCES

SUN 20 – SPRING EQUINOX

WED 23 – LUNAR ECLIPSE 3 LIBRA

FRI 25 – SATURN RETROGRADE 16 SAGITTARIUS

WED 30 – VENUS CONJUNCT SOUTH NODE – 21 PISCES

THU 31 – 4th QUARTER MOON 11 CAPRICORN

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Monthly Horoscopes by STARGAZER:

ARIES: There is a difference between secrets and lies, though it will be difficult to distinguish between the two this month. Everyone has something to hide it turns out, yourself included, so be careful what or to whom you may reveal yourself. Smoke and mirrors are endemic this month. Your psychic, intuitive realm is ripe with inspiration meanwhile, though you may find some of what percolates beneath the surface to be a bit disruptive at times. Trust the flow and see what illuminates. Your dreams may speak to what you must release. It’s a bit of a contradiction, all this latent energy keeping you behind the scenes while Mars comes galloping into Sagittarius on the 7th, activating a surge of energy you haven’t experienced since last Summer. From the 20th it gets easier to be yourself, and there are good prospects for you professionally, if you are willing to put in the work. Mid-month can signal advancement in your career. A project or goal you put into motion last Fall comes together brilliantly, boosting your status substantially. The Libra eclipse on the 23rd represents a final farewell in a committed relationship. This releases you to pursue a personal enterprise with renewed passion and commitment. A strong sense of self awareness guides you into the future.

TAURUS: It’s a big month for you socially, with a flurry of invitations and events coming your way. You are compelled to pick and choose your cohorts wisely, some relationships are fading away into the past tense though you equally stand to reconnecting with long forgotten friends. The March 8th eclipse signals a new dream, or new phase in the realization of a dream, will play a major role in your story for the next 6 months. Powerful creative forces and an opportunity extended from someone at a great distance aids you in making this come true. A highly romantic introduction may feature on the 20th, though you may find your desires are at odds with other long standing arrangements. A health or work situation that has proved difficult to resolve can begin to see signs of resolution from the 23rd. Time spent in relaxing environments or therapeutic settings provide good results. You begin to probe the depths of psyche and there can be insatiable desire to erotic adventures from the 7th. Just be advised that the commitments you make now, including those connected to shared finances, will go through a period of reappraisal in about 7 weeks. Vexing influences on the 14th may prevent you from exercising your better judgement. Cease and desist from making a critical decision at this time, especially in regard to a romantic encounter.

GEMINI: Professional developments are fourth coming, and you can really tap a well spring of inspiration for guidance regarding your life path and vocational pursuits. Visionary auspices influence you throughout the month, particularly around the time of the March 8th Eclipse. It is around this time you will may be offered a very significant position or promotion. What occurs at this time has a very beneficial effect on your living situation, and it is even possible relocation is required to take advantage of the opportunity you are offered. A partnership seems to hang in the balance on this one. Endings are also prominent, and associations and pathways conclude in this period. Far more fulfilling avenues open up when you release what is no longer serving you. The social sphere is activated from the 21st and you will have positive experiences with friends and colleagues over the upcoming month. You might decide to join a club, or grow your network in other ways. The Libra eclipse on the 23rd signals resolution in a creative or romantic matter. It’s possible children are involved, and if you have been trying for pregnancy or negotiating custody this can be a time in which you get closure within these matters.

CANCER: You feel at ease over the upcoming weeks as harmonious transits from Pisces illuminate feelings of genuine satisfaction. Enjoy a more leisurely pace for now, as much will be much coming up for you professionally after the 20th. A vacation or travel could prove highly restorative. A partner reveals the depths of their devotion mid month. The Libra eclipse on the 23rd signals changes affecting your home – professional axis. An ongoing circumstance related to your home or family can be resolved. A great deal of activity is transpiring in your work life as well, there could be a new assignment or rapid changes at the job. If you are seeking employment, it may take a few months for everything to resolve. The trajectory sees several changes over the upcoming months. Events or a negotiation that take place around the 23rd have a significant implication for your career. All the facts and figures come together at this time and you can take on a major initiative. Romance is enticing on the 20th and 26th. Make time to cultivate your love connection.

LEO: Feelings of vitality arouse your creative flow this month. This is especially useful if you have been feeling stuck in a rut with an artistic project or in a romantic relationship. A project you begin now will likely be retooled through the Summer, but this should not prevent you from getting out there and testing the waters. An active ambience in your personal life and within your profession keep you very busy and stimulated. There can be good earnings from work in this period. A sense of urgency to get out and see more of the world can preoccupy you as well. An eclipse in the area of secrets and deep commitment on the 8th foreshadows a new frontier in a close relationship. It is also possible that a legacy or inheritance is on it’s way to you. You benefit this month from a measure of privacy and introspection. Sensitivity is acute, especially over the first few weeks of March and peaking around the 20th. Everyone is getting rocked in the current eclipse cycle, so don’t take things too personally if your agenda isn’t met with immediate approval or assistance is not exactly forthcoming. The 6th holds a special challenge, an authority figure can stall your productivity or bog you down with an assignment that prevents you from pursuing your hearts desire. Bear with it for now, from the 23rd things get better. The 26th is also brilliant, you will feel extraordinary!

VIRGO: Potent forces are at work in your relationship sphere this month, with much going on within your key partnerships or within the life of a partner. The hands of destiny are working overtime to create fated occurrences and meetings. There is also a muddle here, as Neptune continues to be pervasive. It is easy to read far too much into the subtleties and nuances of a situation. You see in this person what you want to and not really what is. This is fine so long as you are not sugarcoating a situation that is actually in fact quite bad for you. Deception can be at play under the guise of Neptune, so be wary. Jupiter meanwhile protects you, and your interests, as you will see specifically around the time of the Eclipse. Beginnings, endings and escalations are possible around this time, with major developments occurring specifically around the 8th and during the Jupiter – Pluto trine, elevating your passion and signaling very positive prospects for commitment. The 20th is beyond romantic. You can connect with your true love. The home life is also emphasized from the 7th, and there can be conflicts with the residence or family members. If you have been trying for relocation, there may be some frustrating delays over the next few months. Hang in there, you’re good to go by the end of Summer.

LIBRA: Very potent, perhaps even life changing forces are at work this month. Reflect on events that occurred at this time two years ago, (as well as developments in late September,) and you will see not only how far you have come, but also what might remain to be addressed. The eclipse in your sign on the 23rd signals sweeping currents of change and a long sought after resolution. This conflict or issue is ready to be handled once and for all, it’s time to make your case and stick with it. Jupiter and Pluto offer immense reservoirs of emotional fortitude to embrace what ever might come up for you and someone close to home, such as a relative of neighbor, is going to offer assistance. A partnership may be the source of the pressure, if so, you can maneuver behind the scenes to get where you need to go next. There can be very confusing circumstances in the work or health life this month, though a creative endeavor can also shine in this phase, and you’ll flourish on the 20th in any artistic endeavors. The eclipse on the 8th portends dramatic, but likely welcome changes to your status as an employee or with those whom you employ. A health issue can also be effectively dealt with now.

SCORPIO: You become less self absorbed this month, as Mars leaves your sign and positive energy emphasizing love and creativity enhance your willingness to compromise or make amends. Leisure, recreation and self expression all feature now. An eclipse on the 8th signals a new chapter in a romantic alliance. If your heart is still free, a meeting that feels quite destined could transpire over the coming weeks. (Keep your eyes on the 20th and 27th for the most enticing developments.) Pay attention to clues you get during the South Node transits (above). Intuition is heightened and you may realize it is time to release circumstances, behaviors or individuals who are no longer helping you to grow. Mars from Sagittarius on the 7th – May 27th places the focus of your activities on earnings. What you put into motion in your financial realm should be treated as highly experimental, a work in progress that will manifest for you in October. You have been engaging unconventional practices in your work and productivity as well, and you may uncover interesting new prospects and avenues this month through technology, digital or web based projects. Events around the 23rd suggest a chapter of your life comes to a end now, though a new beginning, likely attached to a new work prospect is seeded in this phase.

SAGITTARIUS: Mars in your sign from the 7th offers incredible stamina, as the planet of energy and force begins a very rare, extended, 5 month transit of your sign. This is a positive period in which to pursue your agenda and go after what you want. There can be a pushy or abrasive quality during this transit, keep your temper in check! You don’t want to alienate the very people who can help you. The domestic and family life are playing a major role this month as well, and there can be a significant alteration in your residence. The eclipse on the 8th signals major changes, possibly connected to your profession. A promotion may require relocation, or perhaps you are able to upgrade your home as a result of higher salary or income. Your creative ingenuity plays a huge role in your success. You are cautious at the end of the month, as you carefully consider an opportunity. A heightened sense of responsibility has you weighing the pros and cons of a situation. Take your time, an even better option may present itself a few months down the road.

CAPRICORN: It could be a big moment for you professionally, Cap, as the Libra eclipse on the 23rd rocks your world, offering the breakthrough you have been working towards for months if not years. Jupiter – Pluto speaks right to your agenda and motivations, bolstering your ambitions and bringing a massive opportunity for success your way. Look to events you may have put into motion late October, early November. Culminating moments, a contract or fateful meeting on the 8th has life changing potential. The eclipse teams up with Jupiter and Pluto, sending ripples of incredible good fortune through your life. It seems you’ll be working primarily behind the scenes over the next few months, Mars comes to occupy a private and strategic part of your chart, where it remains through May. The course you take will see several changes and modifications, and you benefit from a more hands off approach while your ruler, Saturn, retrogrades from the 25th – August 13th. Slow and steady!

AQUARIUS: There can be good financial prospects this month, as the March 8th eclipse speaks to a wonderful opportunity. Meanwhile foggy and elusive Neptune suggests you take it nice and slowly with any agreements and make sure everything goes down on paper. There can be illusions in this cycle, and deception is also a possibility. Taken with a grain of salt and assuring that you will reality check your impulses to jump the shark on a financial endeavor, this is a highly creative phase and there are treasures within you that you can legitimately turn into profitable enterprises. You’ll find some of the pressure coming off in relation to your career, a far more social tone is present after the 6th. You may notice that it’s time to release bad habits associated with spending on the 12th, 17th or 30th, though it’s equally possible you discover a strategy you had tried to employ in relation to earnings and savings is not going to work out. As always, release the dead weight as quickly as possible in order to make space available for better opportunities.

PISCES: Potent forces are accumulating this month and remarkable and positive changes are due. The March 8th eclipse in your sign portends a significant shift in perspective, very likely in relation to a spouse or business alliance. Your social realm is very active and friends and networks will provide you with valuable opportunities for expansion, perhaps even leading to an introduction to someone with real partnership potential. You evolve quickly in this period, and self awareness is very strong. South Node contacts on the 12th, 17th and 30th will reveal what is done and dusted. It’s time to move on and away from the scenarios or individuals your intuition tells you are no longer supporting your growth. Professionally you are going to be quite active as you begin to negotiate the ladder of success. Be advised this is going to be a work in progress through August. Keep commitments flexible and negotiable. Some wiggle room to try out a few different avenues will help you considerably over the coming months.