Forward momentum is finally made, with Mars and then Saturn returning direct, a shift in ambience is palpable and likely comes as a huge relief. Matters that precipitated as far back as January may culminate now when Jupiter and Pluto make their final sextile on the 12th. A journey into the darker regions of the netherworld pays off now, and where you have acted (consistently) with passion and conviction towards a goal or ideal is the prize. The Virgo New Moon ties into the configuration nicely, and offers a methodical practicality to realize this. On the other hand, an opposition of the New Moon to Neptune can provide a more challenging atmosphere, engendering an illusionary quality that can be either inspiring or confusing.
Venus and Mars are in conflict meanwhile, and there can be a confrontational quality in relationships over the coming months. Partners may be reconsidering prior choices, especially when Venus retrogrades in October. The friction between Scorpio (Venus) and Aquarius (Mars) can be pretty intense. One partner may want a more deeply intimate connection while the other seeks complete freedom. It’s possible that you experience this dynamic as a personal inner conflict. When Venus transits back into Libra in November, the terms of agreements and recalibration of the balance will occur. Venus and Mars trine on November 9th, signaling a truce is made.
Elements of the fates are in play, with Venus square the Nodes on the 16th and Mars conjunct South Node, (the final of 3 contacts made since June,) occurring in the final week of the month. These contacts can reveal the shortcomings of a decision made during the Summer or evolve a storyline initiated during the Aquarius eclipse that occurred at the end of July. It may be time to finally release a karmic contract and finally move forward. May the forces be with you! ~ Stargazer
ARIES March 20 – April 19
You continue to elevate your public profile and experience exciting shifts in perspective this month. A clash with a partner on the 9th can signal a slow down or reconsideration of the relationship. Venus begins to slow in orbit, preparing for retrograde motion. Perhaps job obligations are pulling you apart. A new venture partner, loan or outside source of money can bolster your professional prospects on the 12th. A behind the scenes role seems to suit you best right now. A new job or position is highlighted this month. A project or assignment you begin on the 20th will play a major role in your activities for the next four months. The New Moon on the 9th could also present an opportunity. You are at ease with yourself on the 25th and onwards. A Full Moon in your sign ties it all together for you.
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Relationships intensify, (and will continue to for a few months) as Venus begins a transit of Scorpio, your mirror self, or partnership, from the 10th of September. This transit extends into January of next year, or close to 13 weeks. (During the month of November, Venus is mostly in Libra due to the retrograde cycle.) You could see some push/pull dynamics taking place in your love relationship and it may be that you or your loved one are getting cold feet, at least temporarily. Venus harmonizes with Saturn over the course of the retrograde, but is also in tension to the Nodes. A situation has to prove itself. Hold in your heart that true love will prevail and you will be fine. Feelings run strong around the 12th and a New Moon in the most romantic part of your zodiac on the 9th can stimulate very positive dynamics in your love life.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20
There is an inward shift this month and while you are still riding on a bit of a social + romantic wavelength you’ll feel a bit more reclusive. The 7th is really remarkable for coming into your own and getting in touch with your inner space and doing some soul healing. Practices you put in now will last you a long time. Your work life needs some tweaking mid month, and you’ll ask whether what you are doing to stash the cash is in alignment with where you want to invest yourself the most, which is likely to involve your head expression, speaking and writing. Adjustments are required for growth and because these changes involve altering the most fixed aspects of existence, thus there is a great deal of friction around those changes. You take pleasure in your routines and having healthy habits this month. You feel more upbeat after the 22nd.
CANCER June 21 – July 22
As money matters reconcile and fade away in the rear view mirror, you become more free to tune into the very enticing romantic and social opportunities that are available this month. You may find a romantic relationship goes through a period of adjustment around the 17th. You and yours need to get on the same page for the future and negotiate some kind of financial agreement. This one will be a work in progress for a few months. Put to rest a long standing issue related to debt or some other form of outside income on the 26th. An exciting new social chapter opens up for you on the 20th, and a creative or academic project you begin now will become an important part of your daily life and activities for the next 4 months. Putting on a performance, writing an online blog or journal, or hosting a podcast could all be fun projects you’ll consider with some friends. From the 10th a spectacular and loving transit of Venus influences your house of True Romance. There’s going to be a back and fourth (again) though, with Venus going retro next month, so son’t get your hopes up too quickly!
LEO July 23 – August 22
Financial channels open this month, it’s a good time for budgeting expenses and monitoring your income. The 20th begins a prosperous period, you’ll be working for it, but earning what you deserve. The edge comes back to your relationship on the 12th, and unresolved conflict will be inevitable. You can bury a long standing issue on the 26th. Call it out for what it is and cut yourself free from burdensome people and energies. The 18th could present a vexing sexual/romantic conundrum. Sultry Black Moon Lillith combines with the South Node, and there could be enticements that could produce a set back. Venus in Scorpio from the 10th sets up the major theme of the final third of the year, associated with your home and family and a back and fourth (retrograde) issue pertaining to a residential matter. It could be you are ready to make an upgrade, Jupiter is all for it, but you may want to anticipate for delays until December. Either resources or a partner prevent you from taking the plunge. Let this month be instructive, not constructive.
VIRGO August 23 – September 22
New beginnings are the focus of this months stars and you will start to see signs of life in a relationship that may have stalled or stagnated. Growth may be slow going, but it is also assured at this point. Limits are tested on the 8th and a fight could signal a temporary separation, so watch your words on this difficult day. A Venus retrograde period is approaching and partners may be feeling stretched a bit thin over the coming months. Events on the 12th can catch you by surprise, yet you feel at ease here and can readily communicate your heart’s desire with candor. You might reach the final straw with a job you no longer feel is stimulating and by the end of the month you’ll be ready to bite the dust on a situation you have outgrown. Mercury makes a super quick transit of your sign mid month and a flurry of activity keeps you remarkably busy. Financials come into frame during the last week, this will be particularly helpful and interesting if you have decided to quit a job and need to figure out your budget until you have a new position lined up.
LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Contentious energy with a family member, flatmate or within your residence can trigger an argument or crisis on the 8th. This will be the most obvious with someone whom you are in a romantic relationship and have been living with (or thinking about it). Disagreements at this time can also point to financial worries and indications mid month of shortcomings can also be problematic. Good news could arrive on the 11th and 12th that modifies this enormously though, and will assist you in making progress. An issue that has weighed upon your relationship since May (or earlier) can finally be resolved, and the time around the Full Moon on the 25th and events over the week that follows can bring in very positive news. There is equally the potential you are breaking something off in this phase too, in which case it’s absolutely best to release it, as it no longer serves your growth. There is a solemn quality to someone you say goodbye to at this time, but it also frees you to embrace an incredible momentum to move forward.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
Venus in your sign from the 10th brings pleasurable experiences, even a little luxury and romance into your life, with the 12th presenting a wonderful opportunity to make a commitment, especially for business. Agreements made now are long lasting and all involved parties will grow and benefit from the terms of a contract at this time. You might feel a bit triggered around the 17th in regard to your identity and professional direction. If you don’t feel you are being properly represented, for instance in the press or media or identify personally with your public persona there can be an uncomfortable adjustment now. Friends are on sides and especially around the 20th you start to see some profits from your business pursuits. A domestic matter finally begins to see resolution, the last week of the month allows you to make final changes and say goodbye where it is time to set yourself free.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
A professional enterprise or trajectory you set in motion during July new shows signs of real progress. This will be most evident during the New Moon on the 9th. This lunation taps into vitalizing alinements with Pluto and Jupiter, suggesting work you have been doing behind the scenes will pay off lucratively for you. A promotion or success in a personal business is indicated, although an opposition to Neptune stimulates a more complex, beguiling atmosphere. There is much more here than what meets the eye and you do well to wait to put a plan into motion until the 20th. A certain nostalgia is present this month, as you recognize your life is changing and bid farewell to people and places that are familiar to you. The transit of Venus in Scorpio beginning on the 10th (and which lasts through December, due to an upcoming retrograde phase,) stimulates a period of closure and endings. This will be prolonged as certain elements will take longer to release, but by December, coupled with Jupiter in your sign, you will find yourself in a whole new world.
CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
Saturn resumes direct motion on the 5th and you will likely feel stimulated, in a good way, to start to make some new progress towards your personal and long range goals. A significant turning point on the 20th can stimulate you to take action towards a media or publishing venture, you want to get yourself (and ideas) out into the big wide world. A financial resolution is possible on the 26th. This time a decision sticks, and a burden you have contended with can finally be released. Venus in Scorpio on the 10th sends you positive social vibes. It will be fun to connect (and during the retrograde to reconnect) with friends. You may also see a positive upturn in financial matters associated with your profession. The 11th and 12th are very auspicious, but there could be a surprise in store! Likewise the 15th and 16th are very good for striking deals, agreements made now have a seal of protection and good luck attached to them. A Full Moon on the 25th brings a culmination in your residence or with close family members. Saturn is in a difficult aspect, so it could be you are making a decision under some kind of duress or to mitigate a shortage of some sort.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
A great deal of unfinished business gets sorted this month, with many arenas of your life impacted and clearing the way for growth and new developments. There could be a tendency to withdraw in this period, at least through the 11th when Mars reenters your sign. Venus comes to occupy the apex of your chart from the 10th, and coupled with Jupiter will offer a very favorable period for career advancement. With Venus set to retrograde in about a month, some of these enterprises will go through transmutations before they reach their culmination, which you can expect in December. The 12th and 16th are ideal for putting things into motion and articulating your vision for a project. There can be some erotic intensity around the 18th, temptation will abound. A joint financial endeavor you sign off on around the 20th bears weight for the next four months, and will play a big role in your activities through the end of the year, so think negotiations through. The last week of the month gives you closure on an issue you have sought to reconcile for many moons. A sense of rebirth prevails.
PISCES February 19 – March 20
Partnership is emphasized, and the lines of communication are wide open. The 7th, 11th, 12th, 15th and 16th are all very positive for coming to agreements that effect your relationships and business partnerships. A New Moon on the 9th in your house of partnership has highly auspicious energy around it, and resonates with a powerful development or meeting that may have occurred in early January. The 20th is ideal for putting a deal or commitment into writing, including an engagement or setting a wedding date. (The suggestion would be to wait until after Venus retrograde to actually hold the ceremony if you are getting married. As of September 3rd, the Venus chart is already in retrograde shadow.) From the 12th Mars now direct reenters your house of privacy, seclusion and endings, giving you another opportunity to eradicate issues from the past that have been vexing and difficult to resolve so far this year. A big push comes in the final week of the month, and around the 26th there could be a long sought after resolution to a problematic matter that allows you to leave the past behind once and for all.