Stargazer Weekly Horoscope 4/28 – 5/4

WEEKLY FORECAST:

This week could be a bit of a clunker, as an upbeat social atmosphere is moderated with continuous reminders revolving around topics of duty and obligation. Mercury is a busy bee, and moods fluctuate from buzzy and optimistic to discouraged or fatalistic. Numerous conversations and correspondence dominate the daily affairs, and the pace is likely to be brisk and exciting!

Mercury from Aries can possess a confrontational tone, and especially when aspecting Saturn and Pluto mid-week, things are likely to get a bit prickly. Not that you should back down from a stand off should one emerge, just be aware that others are equally tense, and perhaps this has nothing to do with you or even the situation in question. If a breaking point has been reached, it could be productive to give something that isn’t working a good heave-ho, just be mindful of your words as contentious vibes promote reckless behavior.

Mercury square the Nodal Axis on Wednesday is an especially pivotal moment and potent for releasing the past effectively. Although a profound sense of nostalgia can accompany this transit, fear or sadness over what is being (or has been) left behind, remain encouraged that something better is coming to take its’ place. Where you feel hindered or uncomfortable – are precisely the circumstances you are meant to walk away from. 

Saturn retrogrades on Monday, in an ongoing conjunction with the South Node that lasts through the end of the week. This aspect occurs again over the first two weeks of July, and finally one last time in late September, shortly after Saturn goes direct at 13’ Capricorn. Karmic issues that run deep can be accessed and released now. Return on something that has been worked towards over the last 9 or 18 years is also possible – particularly look at trajectories that were established in mid September of 2013. Under this influence, obsolete structures are dissolved to make room for what is next. 

An earthy and sensual New Moon in Taurus at the end of the week underscores this process and stimulates the cultivation of fresh prospects and perspectives. Material matters gain in importance and see beneficial improvements now. Geminate your goals for the next six months under this auspicious influence and see stunning results in November.  

WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:

ARIES 

March 20 – April 19

You see signs that you have outgrown a professional role, as you come to recognize a significant aspect of your life is coming to an end. While something provides a certainty and sits neatly in your comfort zone, you also are aware that you are capable of more, even (and perhaps especially) where you defy the expectations of others. A reconfiguration of your trajectory between now and September provides a new beginning. July is especially revealing and enables the necessary endings be made to move forward. 

Extended and personal forecast HERE ->

TAURUS 

April 20 – May 20

Impulses arise from your subconscious realm and you may respond to event this week in unexpected or even unusual ways. There are positive indications in store involving finances and shared assets. You might have an ingenious idea that reconciles an issue between yourself and another where resources are concerned. Instincts about this will be strong. Mid week could produce some challenging reality checks regarding your future, and you may be required to realign your objectives temporarily.  

Extended and personal forecast HERE ->

GEMINI 

May 21 – June 20

You’ve come so far, but still have a ways to go to actualize your desires surrounding an intimate relationship. Productive conversations with someone close this week offer opportunities to express your longer range goals, and this generates harmony while bringing you closer to someone. Perception and intuition are enhanced right now, consider them allies while you navigate the more difficult terrain. The more you stay tuned into what you really want the better the outcome. Think about winning in the log run if you feel like jumping ship this week.  

Extended and personal forecast HERE ->  

CANCER 

June 21 – July 22

Intense vibes are present professionally or in your key partnership(s), and major adjustments will be required to deal with what emerges, especially mid week. You could get signals that a relationship has run it’s course, but equally these may just be growing pains indicating a new stage in the evolution of your partnership. Conflict emerges around whether the connection has what it takes to move forward and provide the substance you seek and if something does end its likely because it doesn’t.      

Extended and personal forecast HERE ->

LEO 

July 23 – August 22

Creative yearnings are stimulated along with a desire to spread your wings and expand into new territory. There are obligations that seem to prevent you from doing so and these could produce some vexing moments in which you seek to break away from certain commitments. Scaling back or finding ways to streamline productivity can provide a solution. A new professional chapter begins under the auspices of the Taurus Moon over the weekend. If you feel compelled to strike out in a different direction, trust this impulse.     

Extended and personal forecast HERE ->

VIRGO 

August 23 – September 22

Financial obligations prevent your free expression this week and could make you take another look at how productive your arrangements are. For the time being you might need to be more flexible while long term trends are still in the process of taking root in your life. Your personal/profession axis is lit up this week and there could be positive news about resources that enable growth in both spheres. The Taurus New Moon gives you a vantage point that stimulates excitement for what the future has in store. What would you like to see take off in your life in the six months.   

Extended and personal forecast HERE ->       

LIBRA 

September 23 – October 23

These could be some prickly moments as you continue to reconcile the demands of your personal and professional obligations. News mid week points you in the direction of the future and towards a career milestone you will likely achieve in July. This one has been in the works for a while, though a strong indication of what you need to release (the past) this week is emphasized. Communication between you and your spouse or partner flows brilliantly, generating optimism and a strong vision for a shared future. The New Moon enhances confidence and trust in your intimate relationship.  

Extended and personal forecast HERE ->

SCORPIO 

October 24 – November 21

You are busy-busy-busy at work and many lucrative assignments are in store if you apply your agility and communication skills to the opportunities on offer. Words get pointed, especially mid week, as tensions between yourself and your colleagues or a transportation issue escalates. A clash of wills is possible here, state your case and move on. A change of mind or attitude adjustment may also be required. The New Moon in Taurus ups the ante on your relationship – are you ready to take this to the next level? 

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SAGITTARIUS  

November 22 – December 21

Your happy go lucky attitude hits a glitch when you have to reconcile what you want with what you need, making you re-evaluate your resources. You are still learning to trust and rely on others more, and this level of intimacy can be a bit frightening up front, though you are slowly getting more accustomed to it. You tap the source of pleasure and creativity this week while the Moon transits Aries and links up with Mercury and Venus in your arena of True Romance Thursday into Friday. Tuesday is perfect for expressing your feelings to someone you care for.  

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CAPRICORN 

December 22 – January 19 

There could be some growing pains this week Cap, as you continue to reorient yourself and ongoing evolution to include an important relationship. As a generally independent person, this comes with some modifications to your lifestyle as you learn to accommodate another person in your life. As you relinquish habits that reinforce your autonomy but also exclude the possibility of mutual engagement, appreciate  how much you have gain rather than lament over what you might perceive as a loss. You tap the source of love and creation during the New Moon, pleasure is enhanced by your receptivity to give and receive.      

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AQUARIUS 

January 20 – February 18

Work – life balance needs to be addressed, and time constraints mid week could provide an insight that prompts a change in your mind set that triggers a needed change. The New Moon is pivotal for rearranging your priorities, the changes in your personal life, (which will be ongoing) are emphasized and enable you to make some crucial decisions. You can set yourself up for success now and deflect some of the more unpredictable circumstances that arise in May. Asserting what you want while you establish a root base assures an outcome you can live with.

Extended and personal forecast HERE ->

PISCES 

February 19 – March 20

Follow your heart Pisces. Trying to accommodate or live up to the wishes and desires of others will not take you far right now. There are rich and ripe opportunities for personal development in creativity and love right now. If you lose a relationship or even a few, assure yourself these did not have your best interests in mind. If you find yourself at a crossroads this week, ask yourself “Does this make me feel good?” and if the answer is no – walk away, regardless how comfortable arrangements might be. Intuition is well developed and your best ally. An important conversation regarding a financial/professional matter on Thursday goes well for you. Stand up for what you are worth.    

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STARGAZER SEPTEMBER FORECAST

Venus conjunct Mars in Leo – Legendary Love

September reveals potency towards creating the kind of momentum that has been lacking throughout most of the year. We’ve taken decisive actions, (Pluto – Uranus) but have not been able to sustain traction for very long with the retrograde phases of Saturn and Venus meddling in our affairs. Efforts begin to congeal this month and it’s possible where we’ve been working (in a sustained manner) despite obstacles or delays, fruits begin to appear now and several opportunities emerge for the productive advancement of our goals and within our relationships.

The first six months of the year revealed the possibilities for the future as Saturn transited Sagittarius, the Summer months saw a revisitation of the Scorpio themes and required the resolution of any unfinished business in the arena of sex, transformation and our closest relationships. Abetted by Venus in retrograde, stark considerations and amendments have been made over the prior weeks to accommodate required changes. By now the ambience has shifted considerably and the harsher realities confronted (as Leo planets squared Saturn) have subsided. Jupiter is in Virgo now, suggesting it’s time to get to work.

Saturn re-enters Sagittarius on the 17th of September where it transits through December of 2017. The new goals involve finding a topic or field of study, travel or expression of ideas to a larger group (most likely abroad) upon which to really focus and explore in great depth and discipline. Sagittarius is naturally benevolent and exuberant. Saturn here may deliberately limit the expression of these tendencies, so where we do manage to uncover our innate excitement and enthusiasm over the next two years is where we need to be and points to the topic we need to cultivate. As Saturn in Scorpio restricted our sexual energy, demanding great depth and honesty within our intimate relationships before they could evolve, the next transit will require that to express the altruistic and philosophical nature of Sagittarius, we really must refine our beliefs. Sagittarius is also the target, a specific destination. We must define the target quite clearly in this phase in order to reach it. Get ready to take aim!

Venus conjunct Mars (14 Leo) on the 1st of the month can be a decisive (and passionate!) turning point in relational matters, and particularly the beleaguered romantic ones that suffered last month but managed to make it through. Ardent romantic and erotic overtones will be expressed during this conjunction (the second of three this year,) and we can feel and see signs of life stirring in affairs of the heart which have been dormant or for which the future seemed uncertain. From Leo, there is a mythic quality to the love relationship at this time, a real knights in shining armor fairy tale thing going on and the developments now have a heroic undertone. Lots of passionate sparks are flying for sure! With Venus soon to turn direct (Sep. 6th) we may feel ready to move forward in a situation we had been uncertain of.

Indications of the long range goals were stimulated in late February by the first Venus – Mars conjunction in Aries which was trine Saturn – Sagittarius. It’s very likely we began relationships or initiatives at that time that serve these goals, even if our efforts were subverted (temporarily) while Saturn moved back through Scorpio to attend to unfinished business in that area. The Venus – Mars conjunction on the 1st can point to potent developments for these endeavors begun at the end of February, which will really culminate in November when the final Venus – Mars conjunction (23 Virgo) allows us to MATERIALIZE our accomplishment based objectives. Coupled with Saturn leaving it’s shadow (4 Sagittarius, it’s placement at the time of the trine activity in February), this is the timeframe we want to look towards for a substantial development associated with what we began at the end of last winter. Venus – Mars – Leo likely offers a very supportive indication that things are moving forward, and we may get a real boost of encouragement for our efforts thus far!

Mars trine Uranus (Sep. 9th) and Venus trine Uranus (Sep. 24th) also send supportive signals of progress from efforts, especially the innovative ones, that we undertook in that late February – early March period. On their own, they suggest a free flowing and spontaneous creative energy to work with. This is positively stimulating influence for personal, romantic, creative or recreational matters. Finding a new way to do things is favored and offers an exciting respite from circumstances that have fallen into stagnant patterns.

Another topic for consideration this month is the upcoming Mercury retrograde phase, which will fall from September 17th – October 8th. Due to shadow periods, we are essentially in a muddle with this one through the last week of October. First, some perspective on Mercury retrograde, which occurs three times annually and accounting for shadow periods, affects us for about six months out of the year. All retrograde phases indicate a period of reappraisal and a shift in the current energy level to find more appropriate patterns of behavior and activity. The concept that retrograde phases are inherently negative is absurd. They are in fact quite necessary, and while sometimes challenging, instructive in that they reveal what is and what is not working. To this end, they are actually quite useful!

With Mercury retrograde we have accept for a few weeks that our perspective is not particularly clear and allow for the possibility that not all the information we require to move forward is available. Once we have done this, we can productively work with this period to refine and modify our plans and objectives, which will be effectively implemented by late October. This particular cycle is colored by a tense square to Pluto for close to three weeks in September. It seems a crucial agreement (Libra, the sign Mercury is transiting) is being tested by incredibly obstinate forces (Pluto). This looks like a divorce, or perhaps a big business agreement or loan, and the retrograde suggests a very drawn out period of negotiation between two parties which has to be modified substantially in order to come to a conclusion that is fair for all. We may also experience this on a societal level where legislation that is being made to accommodate the significant structural shifts that are transforming our global and cultural landscape are delayed for some amount of time. Expect more (convoluted) news coming out of the Euro Zone and in regard to negotiation of establishing infrastructure affecting Sharing Economy businesses like as Uber and AirB+B.

Also in that loop are two very informative contacts of Mercury to the Libra North Node precisely as Mercury enters shadow (August 30th) then again precisely as Mercury goes direct on October 10th. Very kismet! News, a conversation or realization that occurs on August 30th plays a big role over the coming weeks and will likely come to bear just as Mercury turns direct. We’ve grappled with the evolutionary objective of the North Node Libra since February of last year signaling a process of learning to engage equally and cooperatively with others, particularly in partnerships. A great deal of information about this will become present over the coming five weeks, and of course is deeply interwoven with the Pluto dynamic informing the process enormously. Hopefully we find a positive resolution, particularly where the Pluto issue can effectively (and only cooperatively) be resolved. Venus from Leo is especially supportive and positively harmonizes Mercury to remind us there is a bright spot worth working towards in this period. Cooperation is crucial and messages we make or receive will be

Discussion of the upcoming eclipses of Virgo on the 13th and Aries on the 27th, as well as the very trippy Jupiter – Neptune opposition on the 18th will be covered on upcoming video blogs on the Stargazer + Fiord YouTube channel HERE.

MONTHLY HOROSCOPES BY SIGN:

ARIES: A love relationship continues to be emphasized, and can be placed on firmer ground when Venus moves direct on the 6th. If things are getting serious, a proposal or commitment may be made around the 14th, when Mercury and Venus allow you to express your feelings for someone beautifully. The 9th, 24th and Eclipse in your sign on the 28th promise much is in store for this partnership. A Mercury retrograde phase in Libra from the 18th can see negotiations ongoing, someone from the past may also reemerge in this period. By mid October, all will be sorted. Jupiter in Virgo and an eclipse on the 13th point your attention to work, productivity and lifestyle matters, an area that will be very active for you in the coming months. If you have been seeking a new job or need to remedy health issues, you have great prospects ahead.

TAURUS: Really intriguing developments this month as a new love relationship or creative project gets underway. An eclipse on the 13th speaks to this, while an unusual opposition alinement between Jupiter and Neptune on the 18th suggest the realization of your most cherished dreams through a love connection or creative endeavor, or your total undoing if you have allowed yourself to be deceived. A lot of energy is still being focused on the domestic environment in this phase. With Venus back in direct motion on the 6th, you have the resources available now to make the changes you seek. A conjunction of Venus and Mars on the 1st points you exactly where you want to go. A final Aries eclipse on the 28th sees you letting go of an element of the past. The future awaits. Say goodbye and move along. Work and health related issues get scrambled for a few weeks when Mercury retrogrades on the 18th through October 10th.

GEMINI: A Virgo eclipse on the 13th signals really fundamental changes in your residential and domestic situation. An event or realization around the 6th precipitates this. Socially the vibe is great, and you might make a love connection during the most routine of your daily activities at the beginning of the month. Mercury in Libra from the 5th brings creative and romantic liaisons to the forefront of your attention. With another retrograde phase due on the 18th (lasting through October 10th) you’ll be considering then reconsidering your projects and connections. You experience this very personally and will likely feel a bit scattered throughout September. A beguiling issue surrounding shared revenue, a grant or loan may be the subject of concern. Venus direct on the 6th offers pleasurable and light hearted exchange. As always, consider your options, keep it light and let all the facts come in before you make a decision. A not to be missed event on the 24th turns up a compelling romantic opportunity.

CANCER: Venus and Mars again conjunct on the first, bringing a brilliant financial culmination, perhaps a development to events that precipitated in late February. Very auspicious professional developments on tap for the 9th and 24th are your best dates to really go for what you are worth in regard to a promotion or business proposal. An Aries Eclipse on the 28th seals the deal. Domestic arrangements, however, get the Mercury retrograde treatment, and comings, goings and just vague uncertainty can permeate your living situation through the first half of October. Saturn in Sagittarius from the 18th sees your responsibilities at work increasing. Remember you are building towards the incredible developments in store at the end of next year – stay focused and work hard. Jupiter opposite Neptune on the 18th simultaneously sees you neither here nor there. This trippy, subjective influence may cloud your thinking for a few days. Be wary of what you write, publish or even say out loud.

LEO: A Venus – Mars conjunction in your sign on the first arouses extraordinary passion and romantic energy. This energy prevails through the month as Venus (direct from the 6th) and Mars act as travel companions in your sign, with brilliant opportunities for sparkling romance on tap for the 9th and 24th especially. You begin to get favorable indications from the presence of Jupiter in your second house of values, possessions, assets and earnings during the Virgo eclipse on the 13th. A new source of prosperity, perhaps derived from your own self expression or creative endeavor, is highlighted in this phase. Financial commitments should be avoided around the 18th, the energy is a bit precarious and you may only be seeing what you want to see in regard to an offer. The 18th also sees Saturn leave Scorpio. An endemic issue connected to your personal life or residence resolves once and for all. Watch you words when Mercury goes retrograde in Libra on the 18th. Communication is particularly scrambled in this phase, old associates may make a reappearance. A final Eclipse in Aries on the 28th brings home two years of work towards a degree or a publishing/media related opportunity. An offer at this time ties right into your evolving sense of maturity and dedication to a creative enterprise. Responsibility will be required of you, but the benefits will be long lasting.

VIRGO: Another sultry twist as Venus and Mars hook up in your house of secrets and spirituality on the 1st? If not your imagination is bent on finding that idealized state of love and affection. The Sun from you sign (Happy Birthday!) adds impetus to your agenda, and an Eclipse in your sign on the 13th is all you need to get the ball rolling on a significant personal endeavor. Change is dynamic and stimulating in this phase and you can quickly make progress on your goals. Mercury retrograde from the 18th is playing a three card Monte game with your earnings and resources, and you just can’t put your finger on the winning card in this phase. Weigh options, and knowing this in advance, have a cash stash set aside to offset any disruptive influences at this time. A positive development connected to a spouse’s income may positively reinforce a move or renovation during the (final) Aries eclipse on the 28th. The South Node is attached to this eclipse, so it’s just as positive to have all your debt paid off in this phase as well. Venus is direct on the 6th, and a smoldering, behind the scenes love affair picks up some momentum. So much more in store next month, so don’t settle for someone because you feel a bit lonely. A very introspective period is coming to a definitive end very soon.

LIBRA: An urge to withdraw from the efforts of the previous months resonates around the time of the eclipse on the 13th. A great deal of energy seems to be percolating behind the scenes, and you do well to rest and reflect. Mercury began a long transit of your sign late last month, and will retrograde on the 18th, so recalibrating your image and identity will likely be a major feature through October 9th. A close friend or partner shows you the way through and brings very positive energy into your life on the 9th and/or 24th. A final eclipse in Aries on the 28th brings home the substantial changes you have experienced through and within relationships over the prior two years. You may take on a deeper level of commitment to someone in this phase, or meet someone completely new. Saturn is highly supportive, so a connection you make now is enduring. The rather bewildering influence of Jupiter opposite Neptune on the 18th can be very useful for a vision quest or even regressive psychotherapy if you need a little mental flossing. Your productivity will not be phenomenal in this phase, which is fine. You are revving up for a very busy period and need to rest and rejuvenate in anticipation of the developments arising in the near future.

SCORPIO: Venus resumes direct motion in Leo on the 6th, and a professional undertaking gets back on track. A Venus – Mars conjunction on the first signals a brilliant development, possibly tying back to events precipitated in February. The 9th and 24th are very favorable dates for movement in your career objectives. Mercury from Libra indicates you may feel a bit withdrawn. A retrograde phase beginning on the 18th features a strong connection to the past and things you thought you had left behind. Your subconscious is very bust at work now, and intuition quite strong regarding the direction you need to take. Taking some time out for reflection will be required during this transit, and even if you think a busy work and social schedule does not allow for this, think again. Feelings of de ja vous, dreams and intuition feature largely and bring astonishing insights. Watch your words during the Mercury – Pluto squares, they can and will be used against you. An Aries eclipse on the 28th brings a major turning point regarding your job and profession. Saturn leaves your sign for good on the 18th, having tied up many loose ends on your behalf. Pluto returning to direct motion a week later invigorates you. A huge sigh of relief as the hardest work is over.

SAGITTARIUS: You are a real trend setter in your industry with a lot of praise and recognition coming in for your recent successes, particularly on the 1st, when Venus and Mars connect in the area of promotion and media relations. This is a very effective time in which to launch a publicity or marketing campaign. If you are more academically oriented, you may start a lecture tour or publish your manuscripts or research at this time, to phenomenal success. Financial news is on route around the 6th, with earnings connected to your profession positively indicated. This will be an ideal time to negotiate for a salary increase or start to see revenue from a personal business venture. An Eclipse impacts the area of career and reputation on the 13th from Virgo. A huge shift in priorities is due, and there could be an offer simply to good to pass up. The 18th will feature a bewildering opposition between Jupiter and Neptune, and it will be a challenge to come to the right decision. Saturn back in your sign the same day will help you get down to business and sort out your agenda. Mercury meanwhile retrogrades in Libra, and it seems everyone you have ever known has an option about this and feels they must offer advice. With a great deal going on in this period you might scale back your social life a bit and focus on the goals at hand.

CAPRICORN: The merger of Venus and Mars from your 8th house of sex and intimacy can represent a really enticing exchange in a relationship. Finances also factor, and you might be making a major deal and signing a big contract at this time. All the pieces come together after the 6th, when Venus resumes direct motion from Leo. The 6th, 9th and 24th are also favorable for negotiations, and it seems you are deriving confidence from your family or through your residence. There can also be deepening intimacy in a partnership, and you may be spending more time together behind the scenes, or discussing moving in together around these dates. A very exciting development occurs in your living situation around the time of the Aries eclipse on the 28th. Mercury enters Libra on August 28th, an extended transit of your house of profession and public recognition due to a retrograde cycle from the 18th – October 10th. There will likely be some delays surround news on a promotion or within a personal enterprise through the 13th of October. A New Moon at that time indicates everything comes together seamlessly and you’ll be on your way. A publishing, media industry, teaching or travel opportunity begins to feature largely as Jupiter from Virgo (August 12th) began a very positive trend for you in regards to reaching a broader audience, and awareness of this is triggered around the time of the Virgo eclipse on the 13th. A major opportunity may be revealed at this time, or this may have been something you have worked towards since the beginning of March. A connection to Pluto in your sign suggests this is a very personal endeavor. Mars in this area from the 26th sees you putting a great deal of energy towards this venture, Venus comes in to help you out next month.

AQUARIUS: Venus goes direct on the 6th, bringing the return of a loved one or a long anticipated decision regarding a partnership. A Venus – Mars conjunction on the 1st conjures a very sexy homecoming. Any feelings of ambiguity are quickly replaced with a conviction to merge forces at this point. Emotions are imbued with erotic awareness and romantic desire. Rare and beautiful forces are at work in this phase. Mars on the 9th and Venus on the 24th connect vitally to Uranus, and feelings around this association escalate quickly and connect to the very heart of your nature and authenticity. You can make an extraordinary connection if you attend a neighborhood event or may meet someone while attending to the most routine daily affairs. An eclipse in Aries on the 28th can bring a stunning social opportunity or an invitation to join a prestigious group. Saturn returning to the area of friends and networks from the 18th will bring more mature, and possibly even successful people, into your milieu. Socially this continues to be a vibrant period, with attention shifting towards those at a distance, travel or promotional activities as Mercury transits Libra. The third and final retrograde phase commences on the 18th, and suggests delays if you are planning a trip or considering returning to academic pursuits. Mercury and Libra are close traveling companions in this phase, through the end of the month, so the ambience will be light, amiable and creative energies will flow regardless.

PISCES: A meeting or development during the Virgo eclipse on the 13th changes your life for some time to come. You have the opportunity to merge forces with someone new and captivating. A bewildering and fascinating energy culminates between yourself and this person around the 18th when very mystical and alchemical alignment between Jupiter and Neptune coalesces. It’s very easy at this time to over idealize this union, but feelings of rapport and serendipity should not be ignored, just taken with a grain of salt. Someone coming into view at this time is going to connect you to your most cherished wishes and dreams in the coming phase, so select this person carefully, you want to pick the right one! A key meeting around the 6th offers clues. Work life is still busy – busy, though you see financial rewards for your efforts on the 1st, 9th and 24th. You find inventive solutions and can solve problems at these times. Keep at it! An Aries eclipse on the 28th can signal the end of one source of income in order to make room for a new one. Saturn moves back into Sagittarius on the 18th, ushering a two year cycle of phenomenal professional growth. Mercury retrograde on the 18th may see a partner’s income or other source of outside revenue in a stasis or flux. You may also be looking further afield and turning up unconsidered sources at this time.

STARGAZER WEEKLY FORECAST APRIL 5 – 11, 2015

JUPITER DIRECT – THE RISE OF ZEUS

Jupiter turns direct on Wednesday April 8th at 12:57 pm EST at 12′ 35″ Leo. Set your clocks! This dynamic event signifies a potent phase of growth and opportunity for all, in many ways the beginning of 2015 occurs this week. We may still be reeling from events that took place over the recent eclipse (Saturday April 4th) as the ramifications will reverberate for about six months. Events now will be pivotal and set the course as incredible energy fields are activated throughout the week. This is a very fiery period, as Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are all highlighted, and the awakening of the God of Gods – Jupiter (Roman) or Zeus (Greek) amidst the clamor and lightning precipitated by conjunctions of Sun – Uranus and Mercury – Uranus in Aries is genuinely clearing the way for real immensely exciting new phases of activity, though developments arise quickly and need to be grabbed if we want to make the most of these exceptional opportunities. New cycles beginning now allow us to completely revolutionize our perspective. Brilliant flashes of inspiration are likely and progressive and innovative solutions can be made under these auspices.

On it’s own, fire (and the amount of fire we see this week particularly) is pure spirit and enthusiasm. Imagination, passion and desire are all sensationally stimulated in this phase. It’s pure energy in it’s most raw and vital form. But what do we make of it? How can we utilize and harness these powerful forces towards a positive and creative outcome? Fire is about now. What is right now and in front of you, what can I do at this PRECISE MOMENT IN TIME? Fire is also highly instinctual, and there is not always a predetermined place to which we seek to arrive under these auspices, but rather an impulse to take action that will simply take us somewhere else. Not necessarily knowing the destination is what makes it an adventure! The placement of Venus and Mars in Taurus are very constructive at this point, we can look to the agenda of Taurus in our chart to see where we are building, and use this energy towards passionate engagement towards those goals. Uranus prevalent in the chart this week suggests the future – put it all together and we are enthusiastically (fire) building (Taurus) the future (Uranus). Jupiter direct aids this process, luck and expansion is possible again, especially where we realized as far back as September (when Jupiter went into retrograde shadow) that the energy was turning inward and that the development of our relationships and enterprises would see set backs for some time.

Pluto plays a pivotal role, square Sun and Mercury and forcing reappraisal of our activities by reminding us we still have skin to shed and outmoded frameworks to deconstruct in order to make real progress. The transformative potential of this period is therefore immense, (much of this culminated in the Eclipse phase,) there are elements of our existence that require release, as will become evident during the Pluto contacts. Working through the challenges that may be present (and the challenge is in your head: once you choose to no longer to perceive it as a challenge and see it as an opportunity for transformation, it ceases to be one,) yield extraordinary developments around the 21st – 22nd. What is useful and instructive about these angles is they allow us to realize we do in fact have all the tools we need to transform our lives into what we seek if we are willing to hone them properly. This requires removing our ego and the expectation we can always get precisely what we want the way we expect to get it.

All it takes is the courage to live by our convictions. Jupiter in Leo enhances this enormously, the strong Sun/Mercury influence from Aries says yes. So the opportunity here is to look out right now at what is in front of you and ask what can I do today to make my life into what I want it to be with what is available to me. Thursday is remarkable – the ambience is vital, awake and alive. Tune into this and by Friday you are ready to articulate your vision to the world! Sun and Mercury conjunct at 19 Aries, mid way between the retrograde phases, to set the pace for the next Mercury cycle which endures through July 23rd. Agreements, decisions and commitments taken at this time will be the thrust of the agenda for the upcoming months. Venus moves into double-your-pleasure Gemini next Saturday, which I’ll write more about in next weeks forecast.

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS:
April 5: Mercury conjunct South Node 9 Aries
Sun square Pluto – 15 Aries/Capricorn
April 6: Mercury trine Jupiter – 12 Aries/Leo
Sun conjunct Uranus – 16 Aries
Mars quincunx Saturn – 4 Taurus/Sagittarius
April 7: Mercury square Pluto – 15 Aries/Capricorn
April 8: JUPITER DIRECT 12′ 35 LEO !!!
Mercury conjunct Uranus – 16 Aries
April 9: Moon – Sagittarius trine Sun/Mercury Aries; Jupiter Leo
April 10: Sun conjunct Mercury 19 Aries
April 11: Venus – Gemini
4th quarter Moon 21′ 55″ Capricorn

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WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:

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ARIES: You come face to face with a part of yourself you are ready to relinquish at the beginning of the week. A conversation or signal on Easter Sunday taps the emotional dynamics still resonating from the recent eclipse and you’ll find it necessary to kill the karma that is limiting your ability to relate to or through another human being. This can be about removing a personal mode of behavior that is holding you back from authentic engagement, like trying to be too autonomous out of fear of being confined, otherwise you may end a relationship that is discouraging or inhibiting your genuine self expression. A part of that self expression is being able to express love itself, and where a positive climate for developing an association through which you encounter those feelings had diminished towards the end of last year, from mid week you see a complete turnaround and regeneration with this person, or perhaps someone entirely new. The key ingredient here is the shared expression of joy and enthusiasm. Genuine pleasure and ardent passion, absolutely nothing less is granted. Enhanced perception of your own creative gifts are a factor as well, you may well discover your muse or the well spring of vital inspiration. From here on out it’s onwards and upwards as liberating and stimulating occurrences throughout the week allow you to assert your individuality and make huge strides towards personal emancipation. The end of the week is astonishing and this is a wonderful time in which to engage socially. Friday is positively dynamic for articulating yourself and setting your personal agenda, no holds barred.

TAURUS: This week is particularly unique to you, as was last, while both Venus and Mars transit your sign, stimulating desire and your ability to experience pleasure mutually. Venus decamps for intellectual Gemini at the end of the week, so make the most of every enticing opportunity that arises! 😉 The Moon transiting Scorpio at the beginning of the week points your attention to the dynamics of your partnerships, and Monday is fruitful for exchanges with the one you would like to get closer to. Subconscious impulses are hard to resist as electrifying intuition reveal deep awareness of your hidden motives or agenda. Very etherial and visionary influences are accessible, making this a positive period to reveal and relinquish your personal baggage or tap into a creative inspiration usually hidden deeply in your subconscious. Also a good phase for psychotherapy since the portal to your subjective awareness is wide open right now. Dreams and premonitory senses are heightened, and it is through these you can access the buried treasure of latent desires or hope for the future. In some ways, some of this is old news, you’ll get intonations of that around Easter, and become aware of what is ready to go. Jupiter direct mid week signals a very positive period for your living arrangements. If you had been hopeful for an expansion or move from the end of last Summer, but plans were set aside, you’ll see a sweep of energy here that allows you to tackle those projects and make plans shortly. Some of the inner guidance you tap this week demonstrate where all this needs to go, by June you’ll likely be prepared to make a monumental shift in your domestic life.

GEMINI: This is a very active week for Gemini, as Mercury races through Aries and social events or occasions provide you many fun and exciting episodes. Take Tuesday with a grain of salt, a contentious alinement to Pluto can make a situation prickly. Finances may play a role here, or otherwise you may uncover a secret among your friends that has negative consequences. You feel provocative and enlivened, and your really electrifying and impulsive energy abounds. If you working with a groups or organization, this is a very positive week for progress and breakthroughs. A tech based project (such as a website, or online publication) can really be culminated now with groundbreaking ideas forthcoming when you get together with your crew and brainstorm. Saturn’s transit of your house of partners has required a hard look at how and with whom you relate one on one. This inquiry is renewed midweek, as the Moon transits this area of your chart and brings sensitivity and awareness to your relationship. With Saturn recently retrograded, you may reconsider a decision you made and find yourself thinking about second chances. Positive vibrations (sensational, actually!) on Thursday will push you back out into the social arena where connectivity is king. You delight in the company and stimulation of spending time with others. Jupiter direct adds momentum to this and a writing or learning project that had been shelved since last Fall/Winter comes back into the frame and you see the potential of that project one again with renewed interest. Financials will have to be considered over the weekend, and tune ups or modifications will need to be made. This is a good time to settle debt. Attend to this swiftly so that you may delight in the pleasurable experiences due to you when Venus begins a once in a year transit of your sign beginning next Saturday.

CANCER: The career prospects have had a dynamic and resonant impact for some time now, and a fateful decision or conversation early in the week will have lasting implications that likely change the course of your destiny, possibly quite unexpectedly! Offers may come to fruition, or you may be compelled to strike out on your own. A sense of liberation and need for genuine modes of activity here will stimulate you to attempt a bold new course of action. Your partner may not see eye to eye with you on these developments, and if in business with this person there can be some particularly quarrelsome moments, with a transformative episode on tap next Saturday. A really vibrant atmosphere in your work, productivity, financial and professional life such as what you get right now is incredibly (once in a lifetime) rare, so make the most of opportunities that come into frame or get left in the dust. Quick movement and decisions will be required. You are used to traveling in a moon-boat, and this week is a revved up Lamborghini. Being a sensitive soul, the intensity present in this phase may feel a bit overwhelming, so do make sure you are getting adequate rest! The very positive outcome for you in this phase and your reward for juggling so much dynamic energy comes in the form of prosperity: you can really come out ahead financially over the coming months for the hard work (Saturn) and progressive action (Uranus) you take now. Events Thursday will illustrate this brilliantly, and a promotion that had been on queue but never fully manifested will take wings by the end of the week.

LEO: While you may have gotten intonations over the prior weeks that things are looking up, it is really this week that all the pieces begin to come together, and that 2015 is really ready to launch. You can set your clock for Wednesday the 8th, 12:57 pm EST for Jupiter to direct station in your sign. This momentous occasion is precipitated by events earlier in the week, signaling a significant shift in orientation, as your awareness is stimulated and feelings of renewal and excitement begin to escalate. There is an immense desire to reach out into realms unknown and expand the boundaries of your consciousness at this time. You may seek to do this through travel, through education or otherwise a broadcasting or publishing project may prove satisfying to you during this period. Thursday is pure vitality and sensation, as you awaken to the possibilities for growth, and by Friday you can stitch together your plan of action. Some, though not all (Mars transits Taurus through May 13th) of the focus moves from your professional sector towards more pleasurable social experiences and enjoyment of the fruits of your labor as Venus moves into Gemini next Saturday. The one caveat to this period is an ongoing need to address a health or work related issue, this seems to present an obstacle in some way, Saturday sees a turning point of some sort, and you may get a diagnosis for a mysterious health problem or otherwise be changing your job description to suit the more advantageous opportunities in your personal life and through largely self expressive activities.

VIRGO: So much of what transpires this week occurs just beneath the surface for you Virgo. Your emotional realm is astonishing and rich, and a conduit of resonance in your feeling and sensory levels is at an all time high. Immense currents come through a committed or intimate relationship. Amazing developments in the life of a partner affect you profoundly, but may also indicate good fortune. You may have had difficulty trusting this person, or these circumstances, because things have been so erratic. There is also the possibility of extricating yourself from an endemic financial association with this person. Clues on Sunday reveal where reliance on another is not serving your better interests. A relationship that features a child is implicated heavily, and you might have to make a difficult decision regarding your child, or in a relationship with someone you have a child with. Events next weekend allow you to confront the necessary changes and reorganize the situation. Your domestic realm is set to get much much much better, as an advantageous development from mid week (and a ton of news Thursday) point to better developments where your home and personal life are affected. A move or renovation project could really enhance your life enormously. The comfort and privacy you desire will feature largely in these improvements. From next weekend, professional matters start to grab for your attention. Venus transiting the midheaven enhances your reputation considerably and if you have been seeking to change profession or sought a promotion, the next month is favorable to do so. Since you are ruled by Mercury you are well advised to make as much progress as possible here while Venus is helpful and prior to the upcoming retrograde (May 19 – June 12) which will affect this area.

LIBRA: Implications of the eclipse over the weekend in your sign continue to reverberate and spill over for weeks if not months, and many of the dynamic shifts occurring, particularly in regard to relationships continue well into the coming weeks. There may have been fall out, Pluto and Uranus have signaled situations too big to be ignored any longer for years, and you might feel in ways that you are left to built your life from scratch in some arenas. The good news is, this is a real opportunity to rebuild in the way you now see fit for your newly evolved standards and through a self awareness that has accumulated over the last year and a half. Starting over, even from scratch, means getting a second chance, moving on and learning from mistakes. It’s not even as though your judgement was tarnished or prior choices were bad, they just no longer serve who you are and who you seek to become. The saving grace is your growing friends list, real friends, not people you encounter on line or have no real connection to, but that person you could call right now who actually makes time for you and will spend the afternoon reminding you of how far you have come and what your genuine values are while you build up Libra 2.0. Partnerships are still emphasized, and there are powerful and unpredictable influences at work. There is a real potential for breakthrough, and a meeting or merger could be on queue unexpectedly. The thing is, especially in a new relationship, is to take things nice and slow. Don’t try to forecast where this is going or let other people dictate the pace. If you don’t like someone now, you probably won’t like them much more in three months or six months or in a year, and you have learned not to lie to yourself to keep from rocking the boat, right? This applies in both love and business, so trust your instincts, even if you feel shaken up. The awesome news is Venus in Gemini is going to be a major assist from next weekend, and highly pleasurable experiences are on tap shortly.

SCORPIO: Events in March and the reverberations of the recent eclipse have placed you in a very unique space in regard to your daily habits, productivity and routines. This usually falls in the category of “work you do for other people” and has a service oriented theme, but with electrifying Uranus doing the talking here, you have sought to build into your daily life a model and methodology you find genuinely exciting and authentic for you. The degree to which you have succeeded here is easy to measure: think about the week ahead and your commitments, are there things on the schedule you look forward to, or things you really dread having to do? There’s the test. At this point in your life you have the ability to get rid of the things that are not providing satisfaction or even pleasure. Don’t like it? Don’t want to do it? Then get rid of it. It’s really that simple. A conversation or realization over Easter can provide you valuable information about karma you are resolving in this arena. Propitious developments over the upcoming week will either serve to remind you how far you have come in regard to the exciting opportunities you can now engage as a result of changes you were willing to undertake. On the other hand, if your are experiencing conditions that feel redundant or oppressive, this is a clear indication you have further to go on your evolutionary path. You can still access this freedom, as events throughout the week allow dynamic progress, though you must keep an open mind to make the most of these exciting and liberating opportunities. Set your alarm for Wednesday 12:57 pm EST, it’s time to cue the Rocky theme song as Jupiter turns direct in your fame, reputation and profession sector and you are all set for your big comeback in the arena of the goals you choose for yourself. The space you made by removing the things you don’t connect to authentically now enables you to go after what you really want for your career. BAM! Get at it!

SAGITTARIUS: Feelings of joy, abundance and pleasure coupled with an urge to growth are stimulated this week as the grand fire trine lights the skies with brilliant opportunities for Sagittarius. Coming off the recent eclipse, where things may have been a bit tense or dicey (especially in relation to finances) you quickly see a turnaround, especially as Jupiter resumes direct motion mid week. For you, more so than anyone, enhancement of genuine life enjoyment culminates when Jupiter turns direct. This is only one of many fortuitous opportunities that emerge, your creativity and romantic possibilities are also triggered as Sun and Mercury transit Uranus. Exciting circumstances may open up here, though the niggling financial issues still seem to play a more endemic role and need to be remedied. Some of these issues can be connected to intrigues. These contacts can blow the lid off a deeply rooted secret connected to your financials. Saturday is auspicious for coming to some kind of determination. Work and productivity matters are still a priority as well, though Venus will come to put a bright and romantic glow around your relationships from next Saturday. Use this period to shore up your alliances, as a Mercury retrograde phase set to occur in this area May – June can be a bit more of a challenge featuring numerous mixed signals and reversals. Make a good impression now, as the good ones will be willing to stick it out with you when the road gets a bit more rocky. Thursday, Thursday, Thursday, it just doesn’t get any better than this as the Moon transits your sign and you feel like you can take on anything. You can! So jump in, with Jupiter direct you are awakened and ready to go.

CAPRICORN: You may not be completely in charge or circumstances (and certainly not other people) as you would like to be, but the good news is you are poised to make progress with newly found confidence and motivation to move with towards your goal post and destiny with the means available to you. The domestic scene is also a scene of a great deal of activity, and only you know if your family or flat mates or providing you with energy and enthusiasm or otherwise just draining you by creating chaos. It’s probably a combination of both, and it you have sought to make changes to remedy a situation that is not completely living up to what you want and need, this may be the time to make necessary modifications. A situation or conversation over Easter reveals a need to address a karma over and done with, though the conflict may escalate throughout the week, as Pluto is signaled and you are forced to really consider what you have to let go of to make room for the new. Change and transformation to this area have been endemic for years, now an opportunity to do it comes clear. The window that opens when you close the door is the way through to deeply passionate engagement that allows you to create trust with another person again. As Jupiter returns direct mid week you find your way back to sensational developments that did not completely fulfill their promise from last Fall into Winter. There is a positive theme of merging with another to create a new whole, either through an intimate relationship or a significant business merger. You can truly embrace your personal power over next weekend, the closing quarter moon in your sign indicates a profound self awareness tying into events triggered at the beginning of the year.

AQUARIUS: Your social realm is brilliantly lit, and there are substantial opportunities for real enhancements to your relationships and connectivity in the upcoming phase. Jupiter direct offers a really incredible ambience for establishing a relationship through which you will grow and develop new perspectives. A genuine feeling of enthusiasm accompanies this transit, and you experience it most directly through a one on one connection. This mutually effects a business association as it does a love relationship. An acquaintance or mode of communication on the other hand, may have outlived it’s time, revealed by events or a conversation over Easter. Exciting social events and unexpected detours in your daily activities this week can trigger very stimulating meetings and exchanges. These may even occur during the even the most routine of daily events. It’s also an amazing phase for writing and learning new techniques through course work, though this appears to be short lived. A crash course or 2 – 3 day seminar is the most effective use of this energy. It’s also likely a bolt of inspiration strikes and you find a solution to a problem that has been holding you back for sometime. Venus in Gemini from next Saturday offers a genuinely pleasurable climate for self expression and cultivating a love relationship. (When Venus hooks up with Jupiter in a few weeks you can expect nothing less than fireworks!) An ending is featured next weekend, a part of your innermost private existence is ready to be relinquished. You get nudges towards this release throughout the week, hone in on your instincts, they’ll tell you what is what.

PISCES: The exciting developments this week effect what you make (earnings) and what you do with it (values). This has been a very erratic and at times challenging feature – you seek a source of income that feels authentic to you, but there has been volatility where both income and expenses are concerned. The recent eclipse escalated the stakes and sped up the timetable, and possibly brought fourth a huge opportunity associated with earnings, or potentially through the assistance or backing by a partner or institution. Events throughout the week will continue to build upon and illuminate the themes of how and how much you can benefit from taking an experimental if not entirely unprecedented approach towards creating your revenue stream. You may have a brilliant epiphany at some point that allows you to employ a whole new strategy in regard to earnings, though equally unexpected circumstances in the form of both expenses and opportunities, will force you to think quickly and make adjustments on the fly. Your inventiveness will provide you with the right answers, just stay tuned into to all the possibilities! In this way you learn to trust yourself. Bad financial habits may reveal themselves on Sunday, keep an eye out to these. By Friday you can come up workable agenda or seal the deal at a new job, et cet. Jupiter direct midweek genuinely enhances your productivity. As the traditional ruler of your house of career, you have the ability in this phase to marry your work life to your long range goals, and indications Thursday will yield significant clues as to how well this is working out for you. If you have been in a job disconnected to your chosen profession or not abetting progress towards them, you can make a gracious departure and find something more appropriate to what you seek for the future. This is also a very auspicious time for attending to health matters and generating new regimens, habits or routines that allow you to improve well being.