Stargazer Weekly Forecast 3/11 – 3/17

The ambience intensifies this week as Mars enters Capricorn and Sun moves into Aries (Happy Equinox!) Cardinal energy stirs up incentive and urges striking out towards new frontiers. These two very Yang energies confront one another at the end of the week, tapping into an already overly sensitized 2nd Quarter Moon in Cancer. The results of undertakings or initiatives put into motion late July of last year come into view. It might be time to modify the action plan if things aren’t going the way you would have sought for them to. (You have from now until the Sun – Mars opposition, which takes place in the middle of the Mars retrograde period this year on July 27th, to make modifications.)

Mercury also does it’s about face this week from 16’ Aries. Through April 15th there is a chance to step back, review and recalibrate perspective in what has been so far a very fast paced year. As mentioned in the monthly horoscopes, this particular retrograde has a heavy Saturn flavor to it, and much of what is getting worked out in this period is connected to confronting an obstacle or impediment which only through it’s resolution can progress be made. There can be frustrating moments of limitation attached to this process, but these are really meant to stimulate awareness of where and what needs working on. The end of April holds many opportunities in store if you can tackle the issues on hand.

The end of the week is pretty prickly as Venus squares Pluto, forcing a relationship (for the sake of love or money) to transform or else. (!!!) This can be a stormy influence to contend with and can bring up patterns of jealousy or possessiveness in a relationship that is triggering feelings of insecurity rather than love. It’s time to confront some inner demons and if you can maintain some objectivity, there is a potential for discovery, metamorphosis and healing to occur. This is also the appropriate time to evaluate progress in the objectives established during the first week of January, as these are reaching critical mass now.

The 2nd Quarter Moon that follows on Saturday is no peach either: from Cancer lady Luna opposes intense and obstinate forces via Mars + Saturn in Capricorn while squaring the Sun in Aries. This one looks really pivotal, though with Mercury out of sorts it’s not going to be easy to draw a conclusion about anything too critical. Sit with yourself and relinquish stagnant energies that have been repressed within. Any aggravation you might experience at this juncture is an indication that these urgently seek release.


Sun enters Aries on the 20th at 12:15p EST, signaling the beginning of the new astrological calendar and opening the energetic field to fresh influences and perspectives. For the next 10 days, the Sun transits the first Decan of Aries, stimulating a double Mars influence connected to the Tarot symbolism of 2 of Wands. Ziegler* offers the indication: “Pay attention to centering. If you’re in contact with your center, you are certain to master the situation. Trust your energy. Don’t go for any false compromises!… Now visualize the situation at hand. See yourself dealing with it while remaining centered.”

*Gerd Ziegler “Tarot, Mirror of the Soul” Handbook for the Aliester Crowley Tarot



april2-copy ARIES March 20 – April 19
You come back into your own this week as Sun joins up Mercury and Venus in your sign. Less easy to deal with is that willy-nilly Mercury retrograde rascal stirring up mischief in your sign. There may be more than one occasion this week you’ll likely want to tell people what is what and effectively put them in their place. Choose to split the difference instead. Though it’s not your style, it takes you further in the long run and with Mars starting a long transit of your arena of life direction, you need to be in this for the duration – pacing yourself is crucial for success.

may2-copy TAURUS April 20 – May 20
You are likely preoccupied with very subjective matters and feeling some really intense peaks of intuition. Tuesday is likely one such moment for you, tapping you into the essence of your inner drives and desires. Friday would be a no-no for first dates or really meaningful exchanges. There is a lot of raw emotion out there you might prefer to steer clear of. Don’t avoid a conflict if it arises, just be aware that your faculties are compromised and trying to make a sensible case for your perspective is just not likely to come off as clearly as you might want.

june2-copy GEMINI May 21 – June 20
While Mercury retrograde season is never easy on you Gem, this one does have the potential to bring back forgotten and long lost friends into your midst. Someone with too many strings attached shows their hand next Friday, and it could be take it or leave it. There is likely to be sexual and financial intensity arising over the coming weeks, so you might want to get your ducks in a row or have a back up plan ready, especially if you have outstanding debts or obligations of an intimate nature. Next weekend reveals what’s in store.

july2-copy CANCER June 21 – July 22
Your star is rising, but you also seem to reconsidering the trajectory it’s traveling, and perhaps need to realign with some core values before you make a substantive move forward. A lot of pressure is coming in from your partnership sector and especially next weekend you are seeing how influential one or a few certain people have become and how that could be affecting your inner compass. While this partnership holds the potential to transform your life, you have to hold the reigns, if only periodically and steer your chariot.

sep2-copy LEO July 23 – August 22
Sun in Aries gives you all the mojo, though Mercury retrograde will have the effect of making you ask where and what you want to steer all that energy. Work matters remain a concern and will stand to modify your arrangements considerably over the coming weeks if not months. This is a good time to advance productivity, though you want to take a slow and steady effort if you are going to maximize your potential in the long run. Shifting dynamics at the end of the week reveal changes you seek to make.

oct2-copy VIRGO August 23 – September 22
With some of the more personal/relation dynamics being settled for you, Virgo begins a season of catharsis and renewal. Don’t get too bemused if things feel a bit sideways and your normally reserved self starts connecting with a more elemental – sensational – emotional aspects of your psyche. You may have not claimed your full value somewhere, or with someone, and this is a period of recalibrating your estimation of your self worth in order to establish the trust you need to proceed. Financial and intimate relationships factor.

oct2-copy LIBRA September 23 – October 23
The relational space just keeps heating up and matched Libras have a lot going for them these weeks ahead with positive vibes to connect and cultivate bonds with a significant someone who really seems to get you. Love juju gets a bit intense towards the end of the week, and especially in a new relationship, try to reserve judgement if someone doesn’t come through for you in precisely the way you would have expected. Insecurities can arise, likely connected to your childhood. The current influences enable you to observe these and extract them as required.

nov2-copy SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
It’s a rather gestational period for you Scorpio and while signals that you are in a period of transformation are abundant, you likely don’t realize the how or why of it all just yet. You may be reversing even recent decisions, especially where the establishment of daily routines haven’t really kicked in yet. Better choices can be made after you review how well aligned your goals are with what you are doing to make them real. Good intentions are well enough, but it’s time to address what you are doing on a habitual level and start to engage more productive strategies.

dec2-copy SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
Mars leaves your sign this weekend, moving into Capricorn where you will ground and attempt to materialize your recently determined upon inspirations. Sun in Aries adds to the momentum building in the area of your chart linked to pleasure and creativity, although Mercury retrograde could cause a bit of a short circuit over the coming weeks while you figure out how to get it all to come together. Inspiration could peak on Tuesday. Financial matters that require fortitude to get through will be revealed at the end of the week into Saturday.

jan2-copy CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
With Mars in your sign from Saturday you are super activated to get going on the big goals you set for yourself earlier this year. Simultaneously there is a rooting in influence, and while your foundations might seem shaky at best (courtesy of Mercury retrograde) you are coming to terms with what you desire in your ideal living arrangements and considering if those at close distance are serving those needs or providing a distraction. A trigger point next Friday sends signals as to where there is significant room for improvement.

feb2-copy AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
Daily life is set to become even more exciting this week, though you might be taking a walk down memory lane and reconnecting with familiar but forgotten friends as the Mercury retrograde cycle unspools over the coming weeks. Mars in Capricorn lends some agitation to your inner space, suggesting it’s time for a mental/spiritual health check in. Expect intuition to be on high, though you won’t know where or precisely how these perceptions are reaching you (dreams, de ja vous and ESP experiences are part and parcel). These signal you to accept and release the past.

march2-copy PISCES February 19 – March 20
Energy continues to percolate in your arena of self worth and values, making this a fortuitous time to appraise your personal assets both substantive and intangible. The upcoming Mercury retrograde phase triggers some reassessment of these matters and contributes to a perceptible delay in gratification. Defining your goals and the networks in which you participate and how well these augment your true aspirations seems to be a critical part of this process. Socially this is a vibrant period, with some rather intense people entering your orbit. At least one or two of these people can show you the way through an otherwise tricky obstacle course regarding personal finance and how to make and keep your money.



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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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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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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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.


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.

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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.

Weekly Forecast 11/26 – 12/02

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april2-copy  ARIES March 20 – April 19
You hit the recharge switch Tuesday morning as the Moon moves into your sign. This follows a very productive beginning to the week, you can make some critical decisions and get a lot done. Be wary that the details around this one can change between now and January. This is likely connected to an educational pursuit, and students may find they have to delay registration, or travel plans have to be modified. A very volatile atmosphere is present in relationships at the end of the week and depending on the circumstances a partnership could culminate very quickly or come to a swift end. There is a week left in this cycle and things will settle down with this person soon enough. Underscoring this is a peaceful serenity and the awareness that things will come out well in the end. The inner realms will be ripe with intuition and vision. Take it all in.

may2-copy   TAURUS April 20 – May 20
You are tackling tough financial issues from the onset, paying off a debt or establishing a new line of credit or a loan may be a priority, but this situation will go backwards again before it goes forward. Consider this a fact finding period and don’t make any commitments yet you can’t easily get out of. This tough cycle for money and shared resources comes to an end by January. There is a lot to look forward to over the weekend with sweet vibrations heading your way through a key partnership. Unpaired Bulls can make great connections through social events where they can meet people who share their interests and even dreams. Following a volatile day at work, this will be precisely what you need to regain your bearings.

june2-copy   GEMINI May 21 – June 20
You could realize a cherished professional dream this week as a promotion or position opens up that is perfectly suited to your natural talents and inclinations. Imagination and creativity play a big role or you could move into a glamorous industry such as film, fashion or music. Mercury is slowing it’s orbit, and you could feel a bit wonky as a result. A partnership is being considered and/or reconsidered between now and January. You may be trying to decide whether you want to end things or take it to the next level. Clues arise Tuesday, as you really begin to define what you want, but you are best to put off a final decision for a bit longer. A stunning event at the end of the week could turn things completely upside down.

july2-copy   CANCER June 21 – July 22
Work and professional matters take center stage at the beginning of the week and you may be trying to make a crucial decision about where you would like to apply your talents. An out of the blue opportunity could completely take you by surprise towards the end of the week, or you might find you have the courage to step way out of your comfort zone, strike out on your own and pursue a whole new avenue altogether. While there could be some back and fourth on this through the end of the year, you are getting crucial information that will apply to the final outcome. Beautiful creative and even romantic feelings are stirred this weekend. A pleasure trip with the one you love could be exactly what you need to clear your head and soothe your spirit.

aug2-copy   LEO July 23 – August 22
Socially you are entering a fun and dynamic period, though events Friday could take you by surprise, leaving you to wonder who your friends really are. An argument or disagreement has the ability to put a wedge between you and someone else. Ideology aside (and this is likely to underscore what occurs here,) ego expression is also at stake and can exacerbate the matter. There was never a better time to take the high road. The spiritual realm is stimulated over the weekend, sensitizing personal awareness and intuition. This is enhanced if you can be close to home or a place where you feel rooted and a grounding connection. What is revealed could astonish you, be prepared to go deep within.

sep2-copy   VIRGO August 23 – September 22
You’ve yet to reconcile at least one matter associated with your home, though what you have managed to accomplished over the last few years is very impressive. This next Mercury (and retrograde cycle) speaks implicitly to fixing something that you may have missed, or tackling a topic related to the residence that requires resolution, once and for all. You’ll go back and fourth or see delays. Your feelings are also likely to change between now and the end of the year. Early in the week (as well as the prior weekend) were revealing as to what and perhaps even how, but it’s too early to tell yet how this is meant to shake out. Surprises in store around financed and shared assets towards the end of the week could be a part of the equation. Incredible feelings emerge this weekend between you and a loved one, stimulating genuine rapport on a spiritual level. Tune into the good vibrations that surround you.

oct2-copy   LIBRA September 23 – October 23
You can only go so far in a relationship that has become disruptive or problematic with out having to draw the line somewhere. Friday is pretty contentious if you feel this way about your partner, and it won’t take much to get pushed over the edge where you have already been pushed too far. It’s equally likely a huge development arises, a sudden proposal or meeting could be just as surprising and bring necessary and revitalizing excitement to your love life. A positive outcome (or breakthrough) is by no means impossible, but there is a destabilizing quality to what ever occurs. Finance and profession are positively highlighted over the weekend, and where you have put in the work, something really marvelous can come to light. Your output, especially of the creative variety, could prove lucrative. A negotiation begins early in the week that will come to fruition early next year. Keep at this one, even though it takes time. You are about to culminate an issue you’ve attended to for quite some time.

nov2-copy   SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
Work and finances are priority this week, with a key matter in the early stages of resolution. A difficult ambience associated with self worth and earnings or cash flow is lifting and between now and early January you’ll make some critical choices that resolve this problem once and for all. Jupiter from your sign reaches out to mystical Neptune and you can connect to the very heart of your desires. If a lover has been evasive or hard to reach you find within you the capacity to understand why now and to correct the course though a compassionate outlook. This can also be a prolific time for creative types. The visionary realm is stimulated and you have the power to translate feelings into beautiful art, poetry and music. Friday is a bit more challenging as unexpected (maybe good, maybe not) events rattle your work life. A shift in position or new people coming into your workspace has a very unsettling effect on your psyche.

dec2-copy   SAGITTARIUS November 22 – December 21
A message or conversation early Tuesday has the dual effect of reminding you how far you have come but also how far you have yet to go. This will be a bit of a work in progress through the end of the year and into early ’18, but the maturity you have come to exhibit will be on display and actually quite impressive to those around you. Friday could be a bit of a bombshell. It’s not impossible you meet someone out of the blue, but there is something unsettling about this union, or it has a destabilizing quality. Contacts like this are exciting but inherently unstable. Friends could play a role in making the introduction. The weekend is ideal for refection as a lot of interior energy is percolating deep within you and you have a unique opportunity to access it. As Mercury begins a retrograde in your sign, this attunement will enable you to navigate the road to what is lying ahead the next threshold. You will cross it early next year.

jan2-copy   CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
You continue to navigate your psyche, and realize there are still some conditioned patterns of behavior that are limiting your effectiveness. Between now and your birthday, you’ll be learning to relinquish these and setting the stage for a new way of life that is about to open up to you. To do this you’ll be taking an imaginary crow bar to some deeply entrenched attitudes and behaviors, including addictions, should they be a problematic aspect of your existence, and removing them in order to free yourself. This is a process that began in 2014 and has been punctuated by complications from aspects formed by other planets, most notably the square to Neptune in 2016. You get a message early Tuesday that you still have a bit of mining to do, and will by January come into a whole new state and stage of being. A professional opportunity could come at you like a curve ball Friday. Stay attentive and alert. This weekend is perfect for taking in an art show or musical performance with good friends. A sweet harmony prevails in this period.

feb2-copy   AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
Dynamic influences are at work and especially visible in your social networks or among friends and colleagues. While there is excitement around certain arrangements and conditions, you may also be reconsidering a few of your alliances and whether they are appropriate for you. Over the last several years you likely outgrew some old friendships, but this might be a time in which you reflect on these changes and reach out to new people to network with. Friday can be a bit volatile and you can make a smashing new contact or potentially fall out with someone you have tired. Professionally this is a powerful time, with more still to come. In store could be a very lucrative and rewarding position. Events next weekend point to success for you, especially where you have been applying a creative approach. Those around you may not have understood the intuitive hunches you have been following but all will soon be revealed, likely in the form of a promotion or new position that enables you to utilize your innate talents.

march2-copy   PISCES February 19 – March 20
Venus winds down her tour of Scorpio, giving you one more week to take in the good vibes. While a strong emphasis has been placed on your place in the public eye over recent weeks it is about to intensify. A message or conversation on Tuesday has a very serious quality to it and you need to really take this one in. A matter associated with the professional realm needs to be addressed, and events this week, perhaps even simply a sense of new awareness, offer a glimpse into what is on offer if you put in the time. You have to take the long view, as this matter won’t be resolved until early next year. What happens now is important and plan a role in the eventual resolution, but will be modified enormously next month, so keep commitments loose and non-binding. Next weekend features one of the most beautiful periods you’ve likely experienced in quite some time. Jupiter angles Neptune in your sign and generates a positive ambience, especially where you are thinking more optimistically about the future and how far you can really go.



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ARIES: You are getting more and more focused on your personal self expression, or choosing a love relationship over your crew. The 17th – 21st are very revealing of the direction you should be heading over the next year. Developments augment your long range objectives, and are positively influenced by your own motivation to autonomy and independence. A newly emerging maturity intermingles with your innovative temperament to marvelous effect right now. An unsettling dynamic affecting your relationship/career, unresolved since late last year comes up again around the 4th. You can free yourself of this problem once and for all if you remain diplomatic. Very encouraging vibrations on the 20th enhance love within a partnership. Time to take it to the next level? The 27th is very auspicious for a long term commitment.


TAURUS: Huge culminations this month both professionally and with your residence or family are due, many of the events that unfold now are the result of work or decisions that have been going on behind the scenes since at least February, if not for years. The whole month is ripe with activity, but the exact eclipses affecting your home (Aug. 7th) and profession (Aug. 21) will set the precise turning points. You may suddenly decide to change locale and reboot in a new state or even country. This place calls you, though it might take until September to shake out all the details. Extraordinary developments 10th, 13th, 20 – 22, and the 27th all signal very positive developments. A new job may play a role in the success you have now, and you should expect the very best, even if totally unexpectedly, during this incredible period.


GEMINI: This will be a pivotal month for partnerships and relationships as you see the door closing on affiliations with people you have outgrown or through the culmination of your own academic goals. You are making space for your day to day life and keeping your range of activity closer to home. This could be a prolific period for writing or creating a new web series or podcast. You’ll likely work with people in your neighborhood, or even with a sibling on this project. The whole month is very favorable (with the dates of the 10th, 13th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd being *exceptional*) and you may find around the end of the month things really click in a partnership. You may even find that someone who had seemed problematic or difficult in the past turns out to be a great ally, and really helps you achieve your own cherished desires. Who knew?


CANCER: Your financial world gets rocked as one source of income, most likely tied to your spouse or a lender, comes to an end and a new order of personal income opens up in it’s place. If you have successfully followed the cues that were stimulated in February you get a huge boost now. It’s also possible you have managed to clear up a debt or other obligation that allows you to access or keep more of your own earnings. Compelling developments on the 7th and 21st speak to this, although very significant opportunities and insights around the 17th and 28th also highlight what is to be. Venus in your sign from the 1st generates a positive ambience for pleasure and romance, and you can put it all on the line in the name of love on the 12th. A turning point on the 15th intensifies your commitment. Time to decide if you are in or out on this crucial date. Great prospects for your profession and income arise on the 13th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 27th. Use these to schedule your important meetings and to launch your initiatives. You continue to benefit from innovation and adhering to a strong work ethic. Go for it.


LEO: Big changes are percolating this month with Eclipses on the 7th and 21st opening the doors to endings and beginnings. Relationships have a fated quality to them, and developments are very auspicious as lucky and beneficial Jupiter harmonizes the Aquarius (partnerships) eclipse on the 7th. Your personal development is highlighted, and much if this you have to do on your own, however. All parts of your life are highlighted though and extend from this incredible burst of energy, a great feeling of manifestation seems to flow from you at this time and especially around the 21st. This is a great time to plan a wedding or vacation with your spouse. Financial loose ends need to get tied up, as Mercury retrogrades from the 13th – September 5th. You may be collecting payments owed to you or negotiating paperwork tied to a mortgage, settlement or loan. Evasive Neptune muddles proceedings mid month. Wait for early September to seal the deal.


VIRGO: Eclipses signal changes in your work – life balance, with very positive breakthroughs in this period if you take some time away from a hectic work load or schedule and book some personal time. Very beguiling conditions around a relationship from the 7th – 19th can see you reaching for an elusive or mysterious lover. You’ll need some times to think things through, though. Wait till later in September to put those feelings into words. The 17th and 28th offer some incredibly revealing insights regarding your inner workings. A romantic getaway can provide a nice outlet on the 12th. Friends and recreation can also be favorable, though tensions on the 15th and 24th can put you at odds with your crew or clique. The 20th, 26th and 27th are all very favorable for attending for domestic, family or residential matters. You may get assistance, financial or otherwise from behind the scenes.


LIBRA: You continue to reach new heights, and may receive incredible assistance to reach your goals. Your reputation can really escalate at this time and this is a favorable period in which to promote your talents and public profile. Those in artistic professions can really shine on the 12th, as very inspirational and creative vibes are present. A group enterprise that may have started percolating in February really begins to take off in this phase as well, with a great deal coming together swiftly around the time of the eclipse on the 21st. You have to take this one a little slow, as Mercury retro seems to stall your progress through the beginning of next month. You may also get sudden news about a pregnancy, or a romance could heat up quite quickly as well around the time of the eclipse on the 7th. A friend or social event could provide a launch pad for a chance encounter that sets your heart on fire.


SCORPIO: You may be saying farewell to a home or place, while your inner most private life is affected positively by the eclipse on the 7th. You reconcile a very personal challenge to your satisfaction early in the month. Romantic passions are aroused mid month, are you in or out? A second eclipse on the 21st is very powerful and continues to move you up the ladder of success. Your greatest ambitions are implicated. Events around the 17th are stunning. The 20th, 22nd and 27th all bode well for long sought financial security, and it’s likely a position you hold in this period allows for such a development. There will be hard working and unexpected moments this month, but the trip you are on is nothing less than completely exhilarating. Ride it for all it is worth, this is genuinely a once in a lifetime moment for you professionally.


SAGITTARIUS: You’ll be at your best this month if you are traveling or having an adventure of some kind, as there are incredible auspices for a very enjoyable journey, especially around the 20th and 21st. An eclipse in Leo on the 21st in particular can bring up an exciting opportunity and you may be invited to present your creative work abroad. Relations and intimacy continue to develop this month. Love is teaching you to trust and create security. Money or resources through your spouse or within a shared equity situation can be available. The 15th and 24th could be challenging in this regard, as it’s hard to see eye to eye or reach an agreement. Mercury retro impacts you professionally. You may find a negotiation stalls or that an enterprise requires reconfiguration before it can move forward.


CAPRICORN: Money and resources come into sharp focus this month with two eclipses opening and closing doors on the financial fronts. All bets should be on developing your intimate and financial partnerships, as the opportunities now reside through collaboration with another to build security through this collaboration. Combining forces will enable you to thrive both personally and together, so the person you choose for this journey needs to be someone you trust and genuine want to see grow with you. Select the 20th – 22nd for your most important meetings and discussions (but wait until September 5 to seal the deal, as Mercury is retrograde!). Very positive professional opportunities emerge around the 27th, though you might be working behind the scenes on this one. This is a great period of self discovery and intuition. You can gaze deeply into your deepest desires and manifest them now.


AQUARIUS: This one is really the big kahuna, as eclipses on the 7th and 21st rock your axis of identity and partnerships, generating a remarkable ambience for fated meetings and developments. The 10th, 13th, 20th, 22nd and 27th are all ideal for making a long range commitment in a relationship that has gone the duration and ready to move into the next stage of evolution. Someone could enter your orbit on the 17th or 28th that changes the direction of your life significantly. Secret motivations and hindrances from the past will provide some turning points, you may need to resolve an outstanding issue as old challenges on the 4th and 15th resurface. A shared financial matter (loans, alimony payments or a spouses’ income) require reappraisal as Mercury retrogrades on the 13th. You get a better sense of where the money is coming from (or how to get it) on the 26th.


PISCES: A new job or assignment comes in, totally rocking your world and helping you ascend towards a long range professional goal around the 21st. Financial matters can improve quickly as a result of this. The 13th and 22nd are very powerful for reaching your destination. You find the strength to release the past in this cycle, equally debilitating habits or addiction can be relinquished. This will happen quietly and privately, behind the scenes. Venus moves into the pleasure zone and there can be some amazing moments with a loved one, or through a creative activity. The 12th is one of the most romantic dates of the entire year, make the most of it! Some challenges to your agenda may arise on the 15th and 24th. The 17th signals a desire to go overboard, easy does it. Mercury retro from the 13th can bring a prior association back into your orbit, but watch this tricky phase, nothing is what it seems.


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ARIES: The path to success may be a bit convoluted, but an agreement or conversation on the 29th will help you set the record straight and get moving on those big goals. Events on the 7th get you going on a major professional initiative. A partnership assists you in reaching a long range or educational goal. The slow and steady work you are doing to achieve a milestone in this area gets a boost of encouragement from your close relationship. Look to clues on the 27th, as you may intuit an ending or break that needs to transpire in order to make the progress you desire. Bad financial habits or a relationship that has run it’s course may need to be released. By the end of April, you will have reached the end of this road. A domestic matter is resolved on the 12th. You complete or finalize plans for a move around this date.


TAURUS: Friends and social activities provide the focal point this month, with very pleasurable experiences on the 11th, 12th, 20th and around the Full Moon on the 12th, as well. You might realize on the 8th that a relationship with a friend has run it’s course, or mutually, hear from someone you did not anticipate. You get a better sense of your life direction and where to head next when Mercury goes direct on the 8th. Testing economic influences on the 19th and 27th reveal where you need to work on your financial agreements or arrangements. The New Moon on the 27th signals a new professional direction. Your intuition is strong at this time and points you in the direction of a new path you want to take aim for.


GEMINI: There is a strong emphasis on professional matters this month, and you have the ability to rise to any challenge. You may see a female colleague leave your midst (or perhaps come back from the past) on the the 8th. Your intuition will let you know where you may need to let something go. Your creativity shines on the 12th, let an artistic project flow. You can run into obstacles on the 19th and 27th. These could be connected to a partner who you do not see eye to eye with. Pay special attention to themes that arise on the 27th, as these will signal an issue that prevails throughout the Spring months as Venus retrogrades. Anything you can nip in the bud now can save you some grief down the road!

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CANCER: A Full Moon in your sign on the 12th shows you how complicated your life has gotten. With so many key areas lit up and requiring your attention, this will likely be a very busy time for you. Matters regarding your partnership that had been in flux last month can now be resolved, and events or conversations around the 7th and 29th in particular will set the record straight, while also attuning you to what you desire. Very romantic vibes emanate from abroad and if you are traveling with your spouse in this period the 1st, 11th, 12th and 20th are divine. If dating, try an offbeat or ethnic spot in your area that lets you get away from the beaten path. Challenges to your productivity or in the work environment on the 19th and 27th signal where you have room to grow. Be especially attuned to developments on the 27th as these will reveal some of the major themes during Venus retrograde this April. A stitch in time… as they say! Feelings of deficiency or limitation reveal where you may need to do some work.


LEO: The theme this month is retreat and withdrawal. This is a period of gestation and quiet reflection that leads to transformation. A significant topic in this contemplation is one of security, primarily the security you seek to create with another person. This will be a big part of your learning curve for the next several months. The security you can provide, as well as expect to receive through a partnership (either through business or love,) is in a state of reappraisal through mid-May. Fresh winds blow towards the end of the month. Work is busy and there is a lot of communication on the job. The New Moon on the 27th impacts relationships. A new phase begins, or someone new arrives on the scene.


VIRGO: Mars and Venus stir up dust in your partnership house, both fun and/or friction could be a feature of your love relationships at this time. There will be a sense of urgency to connect in this phase, though Mercury retrograde in your area of romance could see you are stuck in a pattern loop that requires release before you can get something going. The 8th is tricky, a set back or reconsideration is possible. You may have over idealized a person a circumstance. Events reveal where it’s time to release a script that isn’t serving your better interests. The 11th and 12th are very enticing and the best in which to act on those frisky romantic impulses. Around the 27th you may start to feel a bit uncertain about the future of an association. Circumstances or resources may present a challenge to this partnership through April.


LIBRA: The emphasis is on work and your career this month with a positive indication you are moving in the right direction around the Full Moon on the 12th. Pure creative inspiration prevails on the 1st and 12th and you do well to follow your muse. Your work life may be affected and artistic projects or assignments will highlight your natural talent for the arts. Home base is also in a period of powerful transition, especially around the 7th. Regenerative and healing experiences are possible and changes are likely to occur that affect your home. Communication and visitors could also be a factor here. Energy could be low at the end of the month, and if so you may want to get a check up. From the 20th, brighter days come, as the ambience shifts to more fun and romantic prospects. The New Moon on the 27th can signal a meeting or development here, and a creative urge will likely be stimulated.


SCORPIO: January is a very pleasurable month as Venus and Mars simulate erotic vibrations in your arena of True Romance. Creativity is also highlighted. Circle the 1st, 7th, 11th, 12th and 20th as your key dates for developing your love connection or for activities connected to self expression. You reach a critical decision on the 29th, after a period of reconsideration stemming back the prior two months. Make up your mind and make your case. Pay close attention to shortages or feelings of restriction on the 19th and 27th, as these will show you where you have housekeeping or work to do. A work situation gets volatile on the 31st. You might have a “take this job and shove it” moment or scrap with a boss or coworker. Examine your desire to have more independence in your work life for a more productive use of this energy. Domestic matters are in flux, as you get an indication during the New Moon on the 27th.


SAGITTARIUS: You domestic life is action packed this month, as momentous occurrences with your family seem to be on the horizon here. Idealism is stimulated on the 1st and 12th in particular, and there can be a real sense of serendipity to events that occur. You may be selling or giving away a family heirloom on the 8th, an emotional attachment features here and you may be releasing a treasure from your past. Financial entanglements see resolution from the 13th. You can make a serious commitment on the 29th. Watch for prickly encounters with those close to home on the 19th and 27th. You may be coming across as a bit of a heavy with those you reside with.


CAPRICORN: A Full Moon on the 12th brings about a significant culmination in a close partnership. This particular lunation is locked into a very tight aspect pattern and there are somewhat disruptive overtones present if you are forming a relationship or making a business agreement at this time. You can experience some really magical moments in a love relationship on 1, 3, 12 and 20, but listen to clues and feelings of limitation around the 27th. The challenging themes present here can be nipped in the bud now, or will be dragged out through April – your choice. Do what you can to get an uncomfortable conversation out of the way. Energy is very high this month, especially on the 7th and 11th. Not so much on the 19th or 27th, easy does it. You finally make a big decision or can begin a personal initiative on the 29th, after delays and detours of the last 2 months.


AQUARIUS: Finances seem a major priority this month, and the 11th and 20th are positive for progress in this area, especially around the 11th and 23rd. Negotiations behind the scenes go well and you reach an agreement. Inspiration presides on the 1st, 12th and 23rd. You can tap your creative abilities to stimulate your earnings potential. There can also be a “too good to be true” quality, and you need to mind your spending on these dates equally. Objects of beauty will hold particular appeal, but think twice and make sure you can really afford any expenses out of your normal budget. Let go of bad financial habits on the 8th. A New Moon in your sign on the 27th signals changes are brewing. You begin to sense a new you is taking hold and may desire a makeover, or to change your look or wardrobe. While these things may seem superficial, they reflect changes going on deep inside you, so remove any judgement if you feel stimulated to make such changes. Look to financial pressures that might be mounting around the 27th and try to nip an issue in the bud. This one comes back like the plague in April if you don’t.


PISCES: You are impassioned this month, Venus and Mars in your sign highlight your receptivity to pleasure and makes you more outgoing in your search of it. Any and all of your personal initiatives are enhanced by this dual influence. Planetary energy combining with Neptune in your sign on the 1st (Neptune) and 12th (Venus) offer inspiration and creative impetus. Friendships, and especially those that re-emerged last month have significant implications for you throughout the month. There are very special social events on the 7th, 11th, 20th, 23rd and 29th. You can really demonstrate influence in a group project on these dates. Attune yourself to the message of events around the 27th, as events or intuition (especially those associated with feelings of restriction,) offer clues to the implications of challenges that will arise again in April. A stitch in time saves nine, as they say, and it could not be more true right now.





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December is both beginning and ending, a month in which we see the resolution of the many themes and topics of 2016 fading and dissolving into memory, but also a time in which the major dynamic influences of 2017 begin to be revealed. The first of a series of alinements between Libra – Jupiter (opposite) Aries – Uranus with Saturn peeking in and assisting from Sagittarius occurs between the 24th and 26th of December. Mars from Aquarius, Sun from Sag. and then Venus from Aquarius all augment and support this very unique configuration, during which we begin to see a culmination of the enterprises and storylines that we initiated in June 2010. (These took firmer hold a bit later – January to March of 2013 were ripe for initiation and rooting down with innovative ideas and life choices.)

The ambience stimulated by Jupiter – Uranus is vitalizing, energetic, volatile and highly unstable. Saturn’s influence here suggests we’ll fortunately be moderated and taking a slower and more methodical approach as we reach this critical juncture for the journey we set out on in 2010. This aspect prevails through September 2017, and with the exception of Venus retrograde next Spring and the shift of the Lunar North Node to Leo, this is going to be the most significant force we are going to contend with over the next 10 months. (It’s more than enough to keep you busy, don’t even imagine it’s going to be a boring year!)


In the context of Joseph Campbell’s Heroic Journey, the opposition aspect symbolizes that we have reached the Second Threshold, a point of crisis and confronting the abyss, of death and rebirth. Material and other temptations may emerge to lure us from our quest. Saturn, meanwhile, has already moved into the position of receiving the reward. It is our long range efforts that begin to pay off, even if only modestly, and it is within that which we have invested immense if not immeasurable amounts of dedication, that will remind us that there is still treasure to be had if we stay the course. The hard and gritty lessons and determination required during the critical Saturn in Scorpio transit have begun to yield fruit. These fruits will nourish and inspire us over these next incredible 10 months as we attend to our heroic journey. The choice to cross the threshold will take us into The Other World, and in January 2021 we reach the point of Apotheosis. The maturity we gained for remaining true to the conviction of our quest assists us through during this incredible turning point. The Leo eclipse next February will tap into this configuration and offer a very exciting development!

The Sun, Venus and Mars all activate exciting new developments, though Venus and Mars are still at odds, remaining out of one another’s reach until mid April, in the midst of a very, very tough retrograde cycle. (It may in fact be a romantic prospect that brings us back from the brink during that challenging phase.) If the love and sex life are on the meh side of the spectrum, it’s likely because the yin/yang polarity of desire and ability to receive pleasure are in such incongruous spaces, and remain so for a few more months. Your own personal chart aspects notwithstanding, this is a tenuous phase in which to see to significant developments within relationships, especially with that Venus retrograde looming.

It would be incredibly bad form to ever suggest that if you feel love and have a relationship in which you can express these feelings in a healthy, affirming way that you should avoid doing so. Simply that the love and sex drives have disparate outlets right now, and if a relationship is not going as smoothly or gaining momentum as you had hoped it would, that this could provide a clue as to why. The end of December does feature some very positive Venus contacts, as the Goddess of Love locks into the Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn aspect and we get reinforcement (and perhaps resources) that augment our potential to take on the exciting prospect for adventure it represents. Again, it’s less likely this ties into a romantic scenario, but feelings will be very positive and make for spirited Yule festivities.


Let things develop by themselves.
Breathe deeply and let a picture arise in you
which shows you in a state of complete
fulfillment. Life will offer all you need to be
happy. Gerd Ziegler, handbook for the
Aleister Crowley Tarot

While we experience a significant culmination, there is also a strong sense of disintegration and closure as Mars from Pisces (December 19 – January 29) takes all the energy and influences stimulated over the last two years Mars cycle (begun February 19, 2015) and deconstructs these initiatives, offering resolution for what we have managed to accomplish since then. We are in the process of dissolving the prior cycle in preparation for the rebirth that occurs January 29th when Mars transits zero Aries. From Pisces, we return to the vastness of creation itself and the limitless potential of everything. The Ten of Cups is a positive indicator that our hearts overflow with joy and gratitude for what we reap at the closure of this cycle, and that fulfillment is within reach.

Mars represents the vitality and drive we have to achieve our aims or to get what we desire. In this last cycle we (hopefully) learned many things about what is and is not effective or constructive use of our energy, especially during this last retrograde period in April – June. Mars conjunct South Node on the 27th will provide a signal that an activity or association has run it’s course. There can be a setback or karmic occurrence at this time. What ever happens is only meant to adjust or modify the course or to release a fruitless endeavor. You’ll know inside. Energy will also be low, so keep your major initiatives on the burner until late February. When Mars engages the Jupiter – Uranus – Saturn aspect, it’s all systems go!!!

Energy now is directed inward, and guided by compassion and inspiration. You can make the most effective use of this time through creative work, reflection and cultivation of mystical and spiritual practices. Write some music, or get on that meditation kick you’ve been putting off. The psychic realm is active and intuition will be very strong in this phase. At it’s worst, this energy, because it is so receptive, can fall into the trap of illusions or be gullible to predators who perceive this vulnerability as weakness. This is a positive time for ritual, healing and purging. Also a good time to peace out in your girl cave and listen to Mazzy Star, feel free to hang this sign on the door:


MERCURY RETROGRADE: December 19 – January 8

If you’ve been frazzled by the super hectic pace of the last 5 weeks, you’ll notice things start to slow down at the onset of the month, and that either projects come complete or you otherwise have more time to catch up through mid month. As Mercury retrogrades on the 19th, it just misses contact with Pluto, so it seems a crucial agreement or decision will have to wait until the end of January. With the general quietude of Mars transiting Pisces, (and also Venus through early February) it looks like the next two months are about clearing the decks (or cleaning up the mess) in preparation for a period of much greater activity that arrives during the winter months.

Mercury will retrograde through January 8th. From there the dust clears and we can begin to move forward with things. Have a safe and wonderful New Year, and don’t forget to join me on for my new weekly astrology blog!

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ARIES: Blissful social connections offer so much happiness for you this month. A holiday party can bring about a significant introduction to someone with partnership potential. Let the sparks fly and give this one time to grow into itself. You can lean on what you learned about commitments (and keeping them) in 2014 and have a better idea now of what you really have to offer. Professional matters and where you are heading become the hot topic of conversation, though this one takes a while to hammer out. Listen to offers (and to your own inner voice) through February. The conviction to make an enduring decision and rise to that challenge, will come in a few months time.

TAURUS: The buzz for you is profession and advancement, your big picture goals are in focus and a great deal of energy and enthusiasm can help you move towards a big milestone. An assignment or new job enhances your public profile, and this is a good time to take on an extra position. You might come into contact with someone who can help you up the ladder while doing a freelance gig, so keep your feelers out there. Forces behind the scenes, as well as your intuition are conspiring to your benefit. Spend some time with your confidantes or on your own to heed the important message being sent your way. Friends and associates can brighten your spirits. A connection may come to an end around the 27th. It’s in your best interest to walk away at this time.

GEMINI: After a pretty rough year, you finally hit the sweet spot. Life is very lively and exciting in this phase. A commitment may be deepening in this period, and this could be contributing to your satisfaction as well. A Full Moon in your sign on the 13th shows you how far you have come this year. It’s time to release a defeating pattern or activity associated with your career or vocational objectives. Events or indications around the 27th reveal the details. A better professional atmosphere prevails next month, though 2017 has a few tricks up it’s sleeve. (Give yourself till May to work out all the kinks!) Enjoy the camaraderie and social opportunities available at this time.

CANCER: Could be a long and winding road for a close or exclusive partnership is in store, Mercury retrograde sends out mixed signals about where you are headed with you know who! A serious, deep down and dirty conversation about your commitment needs to happen, but won’t until late January. Hang in there, babe. The more exciting news seems to taking place for you professionally, as a rather dry and dormant period for your career is coming to an end. Events around the beginning and end of the month offer incredible indications, seems you need to leave your comfort zone to make the most of the opportunities in store. A New Moon on the 29th signals changes in your status. See what January has in store before you buy that ring.

LEO: Partnerships are emphasized this month with really incredible social opportunities in store at both the beginning of the month as well as over the weekend of the 25th. If you’ve been feeling like taking a relationship to the next level, you could find you are ready to make a big step this month. The Mercury retrograde cycle impacts your work, health and productivity sector, so if you’ve been waiting to hear about an assignment or promotion, you might be waiting a bit longer. There are good indications towards the end of the month that signal stagnation for your life direction is clearing. You’ll seek some privacy from the limelight towards the end of the month and into the new year. A meditation practice or retreat can be beneficial.

VIRGO: Love and partnerships have likely been a source of all kinds of weird, complicated and beguiling scenarios this year, if not a source of outright frustration. The road gets easier this month and you can proceed with a relationship with a deeper sense of assurance and commitment, though the retrograde period of Mercury will likely see a few missed signals and maybe a reconsideration, Mars and later Venus coming to occupy the part of your chart associated with your other half signal fresh impulses are stirring in your love life. The 27th is time to release a worn out relationship script, I think they call that one beating a dead horse. (January 8th also features some strong clues of what you need to let go of.) Financials are in a state of great vitality, perhaps sudden expansion, and a work from home business can thrive in this phase.

LIBRA: It’s a real bang up of a month for Libra, so much energy is percolating in a creative enterprise or with a romantic relationship. The first few days of the month can seal the deal on an important commitment for either business or pleasure. There is more in store over the weekend of the 24th and you will doubtless be ringing in many happy returns, regardless of how catastrophic 2016 may have been for you at times. Uranus direct from the 29th signals a dry spell in a relationship is coming to an end. If you are not partnered, you will see exciting prospects emerge in February and through the Spring. From the 20th you enter a hard working phase. The assignments you deal with throughout January propel you to success this Summer, so do your best work. Mercury retrograde impacts your residence. If relocating, best to wait till February!

SCORPIO: The cutbacks and commitment you have demonstrated in trying to work out your tough financial issues are beginning to pay off, though probably in a scenario that is very private and behind the scenes. Your desire to self employment or the sense of liberation you seek from the workaday world is rekindled this month, and from New Years forward you see better influences here, particularly from February. Home is where the heart is for you right now, and you will likely be holding your key social and family events at your own place, possibly hosting those from out of town or having a nice, low key soiree. It’s been mostly a bitterly tough year for matters of the heart, and you’ve probably taken some time to lick your wounds. Feelings stir in your romantic sector from the 20th, a trend that takes you right through January. Release an old script on the 27th, and get in touch with someone you lost touch with.

SAGITTARIUS: It’s a boisterous and exciting month for you with very positive indications that your hard work and maturing outlook are really beginning to pay off. Events at the beginning of the month, as well as over the weekend of the 24th provide immense opportunities for making enduring and positive moves. Some of these have to do with a love relationship, and if you’ve been floundering you might find the inroads to make a commitment around the Full Moon on the 13th. Mercury retrograde impacts you money, honey, so get it in writing and don’t make yourself nuts waiting for the check to show up in the mail. It won’t. Or at least not until the end of January. The 10th and 12th are dynamic for you, you make a very positive impression. Bravo!

CAPRICORN: Very dynamic points in your chart are stimulated by the upcoming configurations and your base of operations, profession and private life all play a big role in the upcoming 10 months. It’s not impossible you need to relocate to take an offer or opportunity associated with you career, or that your work is going to keep you on the road a lot as you ascend the heights of your ambition. The work you are doing remains very much behind the scenes through next year. When Saturn moves into your sign next December you’ll enter a new high profile phase, reaping the rewards of the work you are doing now and no doubt an impeccable work ethic. You are learning to trust your inner voice more than your inner critic. Mercury in your sign for most of the next 8 weeks will likely make you busy-busy-busy. Finances are also key this month, with a proper pay off for your work in the early days of the month.

AQUARIUS: By far this will be the best month of the year for you, as Mars and Venus stimulate a very positive and productive ambience, and make harmonious combinations to Uranus and Jupiter throughout the month. An older friend may provide very good advice or support for your endeavors. Your’ ruling planet turning direct on the 29th will help you shake any doldrums. There is an infectiously playful element at work and the Full Moon on the 13th is absolutely delightful for self expression or a romantic relationship. Out and about is the best place to be! Mercury retrograde impacts your private life, and you can get some mixed signals from your subconscious. Dreams will be revealing, and can reveal what you need to say goodbye to. Mars from the 19th makes your finances a high priority. A source of income may come to an end on the 27th.

PISCES: You are back stage and getting ready for something really, really big Pisces, as Mars and then Venus come to occupy your slice of the sky. For now, you are working away behind the scenes and seeing some very exciting financial developments from what you have been cooking. A professional venture is highlighted and you may get capital to expand or develop your business, or be getting a raise for your hard work. This is an ongoing process that lasts through August, so you may just be in the initial phases this month, with more to be revealed up ahead. A limiting belief or behavior can effectively be released on the 27th, perhaps an enterprise or activity has run it’s course. You shine brightly on New Years Eve, bring on the bubbly and enjoy a romantic interlude. You are worth it.

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A significant turning point in September is largely defined by the Saturn – Neptune square, with the stakes and potential for transformation amplified by two very intense eclipses, falling in Virgo (September 1st) and Pisces (September 16th). Late November of 2015 saw the first aspect occur, the onset of a challenge associated within the manifestation of an ideal (or otherwise the realization of an illusion) that has been pervasive throughout most of the year. The final culmination (September 10th) will show how well we have navigated the confrontation that emerged, and whether or not the attainment of the ideal has been successful. In order to do this we have likely had to overcome something, or prove our dedication. Saturn has a back to basics quality that requires a certain mettle and staunch determination that likely described what was required to overcome the challenge(s) presented. Much has been stripped away in order to complete this task. The reality check here was to really evaluate and define what is real (difficult under the gauzy-hazy auspices of the Neptune square) and work with what we actually have, in order to create that which could possibly be.

Neptune’s impulses come from a etherial and creative place that stimulates divine inspiration. Saturn demanded that the inspiration be crystalized into some kind of workable and tangible form. Jupiter from Virgo added emphasis to the material realm, and gave us some beneficial tools to work with, assisting us in finding new methods to stimulate productivity. Health and wellness have also been a focus, with the North Node pointing us toward an evolutionary path that shows us better ways to manage well being. Finding the right life management patterns has a positive and outward effect on all else going on with us and around us. Feeling good most certainly boosts our availability to be present, both for generating the endurance that is required as we work toward successful outcomes as well as to meet the demands of more critical challenges as they inevitably occur.

The eclipses this month represent a real shake up, and may prove severe testing points for the durability of the structures we have developed or the path to the future we wish to sow. September 1st can be volatile, as our 9 Virgo eclipse falls right in the cross hairs of the culminating Saturn – Neptune square, which is already strong enough by the end of August to clearly be felt. A Solar Eclipse represents a moment for monumental growth forward and engagement of a new opportunity, and while this will certainly be no exception, this particular prospect is inhibited by the ongoing challenges Saturn – Neptune represent. It’s also possible an event or insight that occurs around this time provides the necessary breakthrough or catalyst through which we find the solution to a sizable conflict. With the Eclipse ruler (using Mercury as the traditional ruler of Virgo) in detriment because it is retrograde, it’s going to take an extra bit of sorting through to get there. (Bookmark October 6th as the place where everything can begin to fall into place, at least on an organizational level.) Sun conjunct North Node on September 5th will provide clearer directives that illuminate the pathway to the future.


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While the Solar Eclipse may be vexing, mainly because of the impediments to that which we seek to get off the ground, it’s really the Lunar Eclipse at 24 Pisces on the 16th that packs the punch. Lunar eclipses signal endings, and with Mars in hard aspect, square both Sun and Moon, it could be an ending that comes out of an argument or disagreement. Saying goodbye is always more difficult under the auspices of a bad break or burning a bridge, and there is a rather hostile and contentious atmosphere at this time. It could equally be that a significant culmination occurs that someone on the sidelines disapproves of and responds to argumentatively or aggressively. An ethical or legal dispute can also present an issue or conflict around this period.

Moon and Chiron in Pisces will also be close at the time of the Eclipse, and there can be a healing release connecting back to events last March. Letting go of pain, and perhaps more significantly, the idea we have to continue putting energy into a situation out of feelings of sympathy – as opposed to a genuine desire to participate, are also significant topics of the eclipse that seek resolution. This also ties into feelings of personal self worth, or a lack there of, that keeps us tenuously bound to unhealthy or unsatisfying relationships or conditions. This will be a potent time in which to evaluate these feelings and make an effort to resolve these issues where we find them to be present. Sensitivity will be heightened immensely at this time, so take it real easy if you are naturally empathic/intuitive. In the following days, the Aries Moon rejuvenates and from September 17 – 19, Venus, Mars and Uranus all align playfully, igniting a really fun and dynamic ambience for love, pleasure and sex, especially where you are ready to try something, or even someone, new.

Mercury retrograde (August 30 – September 22) underscores the dynamic atmosphere of the month, in some ways muddling the proceedings, but also ensuring we get it right, so we can move forward with clarity and conviction into the incredibly advantageous final quarter of the year. Mercury has two significant accomplices during the RX cycle, Jupiter and Pluto, which will actually stimulate a very positive ambience for growth through the conversations and negotiations that will take place throughout September. Jupiter, with which Mercury remains in very close communication with from August 20 – September 5th, infuses communication and thinking with hope and optimism for the future. From Virgo, refinement of a concept or the methods we engage in order to manifest it are highlighted. The combination of the two augurs good will and expansion. So towards the end of August we are generating big and exciting ideas, and making very positive strides within communication based activities.

Mercury then takes a step back to reevaluate the grand design it’s working on, spending the final two weeks of September in harmonious alignment with Pluto, the period from the 20th – 23rd signaling the peak of their contact. The cosmic messenger takes the bold ideas it formed with Jupiter and intensifies them through the connection with Pluto, ensuring these prospects and activities augment and enhance the deeper transformation that is occurring in our lives. The modification that transpires now is crucial and will boost our chances at success, so don’t feel deterred if things seem to be taking a while to get sorted. Important information has yet to be revealed and Virgo – Mercury seeks to establish a methodology that will generate the best results. This does not necessarily indicate a loss of momentum, just a period of reassessment that will likely be very busy as we attend to numerous details!

Look to developments that occurred in March and June (when Jupiter and Pluto were trine) as we are currently in the process of articulating and manifesting the goals and opportunities represented by those contacts. This period from the 20th – 23rd is when the most vital conversations will occur, with Mercury turning direct on the 22nd, we pivot towards a new agenda directly out of the agreements and discussions taking place at this vital and significant time. Mercury will combine forces emphatically with Jupiter at 7 Libra for a third time on October 11th, and it will be all systems go on the relationship, lifestyle and enterprise from there.

With Jupiter in Libra from the 10th, we shift from the learning phase of the last year into a climate ripe for initiative and new beginnings. Jupiter in Libra will emphasize creating balanced relationships between ourselves and others, and offer expansive opportunities through relating, especially within artistic and intellectual activities. Jupiter will engage with Pluto and Uranus this year, encouraging a more diplomatic response to the more volatile and abrasive confrontations we have endured since 2012. Partnerships will thrive, as the Sun – Jupiter conjunction (Sep. 26th) and Libra New Moon on the 30th will quickly attest to. Venus in Libra through September 23rd sets the tone, stimulating amenable social conditions and the cultivation of connections that will enhance prosperity and growth.

The ambience really gets a jolt at the end of the month, as Pluto resumes direct motion on the 26th and Mars enters Capricorn the following day. An executive and professional atmosphere prevails and our most determined efforts and conviction towards success become stimulated. A persevering quality is present through mid November, and makes this a good period in which to tackle a tough project or challenge you can completely immerse yourself within, particularly if it leads to promotion and advancement. (Mars conjunct Pluto and square Jupiter in October will really amplify the desire to succeed, perhaps at any cost!) With so many challenges otherwise overcome, and the tumultuous back and fourth we’ve experienced so far this year, by the time we reach the Fall Equinox (Sept. 22nd) a new beginning transpires that signals the turning point we have all been waiting for. Things get better from here on out, as we enter the most productive and positive quarter of the year, which in many ways will seem like it’s only beginning. Happy Autumn Time, I hope it will be most magical for you!

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ARIES: Unsettled issues regarding a job or promotion are highlighted this month, with your life direction becoming more sorted in the final week. You have to compromise some of your mobility to achieve a milestone in your profession, as educational pursuits are still occupying much of your time. Partnerships are also highlighted, with some of the best opportunities to rekindle or begin an alliance around the New Moon on the 30th shifting attention to what you really want in a business or romantic relationship. Wishes can come true under these auspices and the weekend of the 17th will offer super enticing vibrations. Walking the road less traveled will open the door to exciting experiences in love. Professionally you see signs of life from the last week of the month. A conversation occurring from the 20th – 23rd sets the stage for the advancement of your goals. This trend continues through mid November, largely defining the rest of the year for you. Hard work pays off now, as the right people finally see how much effort you have put in and offer awards accordingly.


TAURUS: Creative and romantic energy continues to be a dominant theme, and a cathartic, behind the scenes love connection can unfold over the weekend of the 17th. You may be parting with a group or organization mid month. A collective project ends with bang and maybe a blowout! Your mojo gets ignited from the 27th, you seek to grow in new directions and can embark on a new frontier at this time. The value you place on your productivity and health will also be a topic, and your creative instincts can lead to a promotion this month, so polish your portfolio and put your best foot forward. You can make a great impression on the right people from the 19th – 20th. Relationships deepen and intensify from the 23rd. If things have been unsettled within your personal affairs, you’ll see a swift turnaround from here on out.


GEMINI: A domestic resolution is in sight, though it will likely take till the end of the month to square away the details. If you and a partner can’t see eye to eye on the matter, you may want to call a truce or time out until all the details regarding a loan or joint financial issue are resolved on the 23rd. This is a great month otherwise for self expression and pleasure pursuits, a year long transit of Jupiter in your realm of true romance is fully ignited on the 30th, putting you at ease and providing opportunities for real growth experiences. Connect with friends over the weekend of the 17th, an introduction can spark an exciting new attraction. A way of life comes to an end mid month, you may be moving up the ladder of success or stepping down to start a new professional journey. Eclipses signal changes within your life direction, and a partnership may be at the crux of your decision.


CANCER: Daily life is a mess this month, your best bet is to keep your schedule (and mind) as open as possible. You can take enormous comfort in the pleasures of home, Venus and Jupiter encourage you to feather your nest and find happiness through close and familial connections. The 26th provides a great opportunity to expand or renovate your residence. Hosting a party or get together can also be spectacularly successful now. The New Moon on the 30th will highlight a monumental and positive shift in your domestic arrangements. Moving house could feature. The 20th – 23rd is a good time to make amends or reach accord with your partner. Confusion dissipates and the communication line reopen. A professional development over the weekend of the 17th is promising. Your productivity leads to advancement or promotion.


LEO: The financial realm is volatile this month, with both an influx and output of resources contributing to some bewilderment and confusion. Your children or creative projects are implicated and you may be forced to curtail certain expenses to meet unexpected costs associated with them. If you have been waiting for news on a raise or promotion, or expecting payment from a client, you may be waiting until the 23rd. Use the days prior to negotiate an appropriate deal for yourself. From the 26th you get busy on a new job or assignment. Daily life and communication are enhanced. If you have thinking about starting a night class, writing a book or blog, the 26th and 30th are auspicious for decisions and new communication based projects.


VIRGO: It’s topsy turvy for Virgo this month, hang on to your hat! So many vital opportunities are on offer for you, (potentially connected to a life changing commitment you make within a partnership mid month) but can only come to bear their delectable fruits when you finally resolve the endemic issue surrounding your home or family. The weekend of the 17th is your most advantageous period in which to deal with these issues and find the resources or financial support (also possible through a partnership) that can stimulate the resolution you seek. The following days (20th – 23rd) are equally supportive as you reconcile differences with your love connection. The lines of communication are open and you can articulate your heartfelt desires as they become clearer to you over the course of the week. Intuition is highlighted on the 5th, pay attention to clues. Financial opportunities emerge around the 26th and 30th. Learning the value of your own worth and contribution pays of big time.


LIBRA: You have phenomenal auspices this month, though attending to unfinished business seems to require your attention before you can truly embrace the substantial upgrades that are on route. You may spending some time in limbo as you reflect on the past so you can genuinely release burdens and baggage. It’s a good period in which to reflect on what has or has not worked, and to eradicate patterns of behavior tied up mainly in feelings that contribute to self sabotage. So many bigger and brighter things are on the way! Mid month events require dexterity, and emancipation from burdensome lifestyle arrangements or a job or habit that is holding you back from the massive success story in store for you over the coming year is highly likely at this time. Health can be precarious, especially if you are keeping a hectic schedule. An emphasis on the living arrangements come into focus during the last week and you can begin to make headway on your residential goals. The New Moon on the 30th begins a period of growth and prosperity for the coming year. Set intentions and make your wish.


SCORPIO: A love relationship continues to mutate in strange and mysterious ways, and the time is ripe to release the notion that someone is, or needs to be, perfect all the time and see this situation (and this person) for what it really is. Financial shortfalls continue to provide a contentious environment for the satisfaction of your desires, and may motivate you to press harder and harder for resolution, this will be especially apparent mid month. A job or assignment can produce a helpful boost in income over the weekend of the 17th. A soulful sojourn is possible now, as Venus and Jupiter illuminate your hidden desires. Intuition strengthens and dreams and premonitions illuminate what you seek in a love relationship. From the 23rd, the ambience shifts favorably, as Venus enters your sign. Pluto direct a few days later sees you back in your element, sensations of desire and intimacy resume their course and allow you to deepen your commitments accordingly.


SAGITTARIUS: Incredible dynamics are at play for you professionally, and despite a few road blocks and the twists and turns (Mercury retro, up ahead) it’s fair to assume a fantastic outcome when all the kinks have finally been ironed out. It looks as though you are in negotiation for a promotion and a lot of dialogue between the 20th – 23rd surrounding the topic of your compensation will be settled at that time. From there, everything moves and grooves forward, and with Mars leaving your sign on the 27th you’ll be feeling less antsy and hot under the collar. Domestic issues will culminate mid month, and a change is in the works in which you can settle a residential of family matter. There is a tense ambience around this transition that affects you personally, so don’t burn a bridge unless you really can afford to. The 17th – 19th speaks to love and creativity, you may meet someone with whom you spark unexpected and exciting synergy. Wonderful!


CAPRICORN: While clarity will not improve immediately, the clearing is in sight, and what you are capable of doing is setting targets and intentions, even if you are not quite sure how you will get there yet. Future objectives and especially professional pursuits are favorably highlighted (the weekend of the 17th and the New Moon on the 30th are especially advantageous) with significant developments for you particularly from the last week of the month. Pluto direct on the 26th and Mars from your sign the following day boost your charisma enormously, what ever frustration or delay you may have experienced so far this year, the time is right to make your boldest and biggest moves. Remember: iron fist – velvet glove, Jupiter in Libra bestows fortune on those who are tactful and diplomatic, so speak to your passion and conviction without bullying for the best results. Romantic and passionate energy is also generated under these auspices and you can (re)connect from the 23rd onward with someone who really stimulates your deepest desires.


AQUARIUS: Eclipses affect your finances this month and you may be seeing an end to one source of income, which in most cases has become a burdensome prospect or enterprise anyway, in order to make room for new growth (which you are likely to discover closer to the end of the year). You will find prosperity through a partner’s income or with a grant or loan right now, though the twists and turns of Mercury retrograde over the next few weeks will slow the process accordingly. News and developments unfolding from behind the scenes between the 20th – 23rd will reveal the missing links and from there you will be ready to move forward. Professionally you get a big boost from the 23rd, as positive influences help remedy some of the more abrasive challenges that have underscored your career quest for most of the year. Socially this remains a vibrant and exciting period, with Venus and Jupiter both stimulating genuine feel good vibes for you, and the weekend of the 17th an incredibly potent period for love and relationship building, you can anticipate some fun and revelry as well.


PISCES: It can be a volatile if not life changing month for the Fishes, with a huge culmination or meeting with destiny on the cards, particularly in regard to a key relationship. Partnerships are evolving at incredible speed right now, (look to the dates of both eclipses for crucial events) and even with a Mercury retrograde muddying the water, where you wind up at the end of this transformational month is going to look a whole lot different for you than where it began! With the dankness of the Saturn – Neptune square coming to closure, you will begin to see more clearly in the near future who or what your heart truly seeks. Thunderbolts and unexpected meetings or developments are stimulated, and the revelation of a soul mate connection is possible that leads you there. A conflict mid month can trigger professional anxiety or restlessness. Use the very positive days that follow (September 17th – 19th) to make financial inroads and grow your prosperity and reputation. A positive attitude will take you very far.

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.