STARGAZER FORECAST AUGUST 2016

TAKING AIM: VIRGO, SAGITTARIUS, AND THE ULTIMATE PRECISION

Mars exits the intense recesses of Scorpio on the 2nd, signaling a palpable change of atmosphere as it shifts into fiery Sagittarius. We emerge from the nether regions, having delved over several long months in-depth consideration of many of our most personal issues, new vistas open before us as we begin to embrace the future and the possibilities that lie ahead. It’s not all fun and games, though the Leo Sun transit may tempt us to think so. A strong Saturn influence as well as several activations to the North Node in Virgo, indicate August is future oriented, particularly where we are embarking on long range goals (Saturn) that have eluded us since last Spring. Reorientation has been required, and a Mars double dip in Scorpio charged us with the task of purging the relationships and activities that were preventing us from engaging in truthful and meaningful emotional exchanges. The motto of the last few months could have been “Go Deep or Go Home”.

This meaningful inquiry into the nature of desire itself has been of paramount importance since the very beginning of the year. It may be we don’t fully comprehend the powerful changes that have transpired (many have occurred in the recesses of the subconscious after all,) until Mars shifts signs. From the 2nd onward you may become more aware of precisely how different things are now, and perhaps ready to acknowledge the end of a significant relationship or to relinquish a way of life extensively explored during the prior phase. What ever the outward manifestation is, the perceptible change in consciousness should be observed as this is where you have gained the most perspective. All have undergone a period of critical evolution and metamorphosis in some area of life.

Mars in Sagittarius is motivated and ready for action. The road is perilous though and dicey aspects (Mars conjunct Saturn Aug. 24th, Mars square Neptune Aug. 26th, square Nodal Axis Aug. 29th) have to be navigated conscientiously. These transits can also imply our circumstances compel us to deal with certain evasive and challenging issues as a matter of priority. Mars – Saturn is the toughest nut to crack, beginning a two year cycle in which we first have to confront the obstacle and take up action to remedy the situation. Difficulty can lie in the paradoxical nature of these planets: Mars seeks to take immediate and direct action, Saturn a strategic and deliberate course. With Saturn direct from the 13th, we can begin to take initiative to fix the Saturn problem and form a plan of action to do so. We’ll begin to see the positive results of what we begin now in early December when Mars and Saturn sextile. Mars – Neptune is slippery and evasive, but can reveal where we may have deluded ourselves (or been deluded). This is not a good time for action, although creative inspiration will be high, and artistic activities may prove rewarding. Mars on the Nodal Axis at the end of the month super charges our evolutionary directives, though this can be unsettling where we haven’t fully embraced developing the North Node – Virgo attributes we are called upon to through this transit.

Venus will also endure a bit of a rough ride this month, so where we may have thought we were hopefully closing in on resolution of our inter-personal dynamics in the aftermath of the Mars retrograde cycle, there is a bit of a work in progress vibe over the first two weeks. Venus square Mars on the 6th, which can be very frustrating where a relationship is not living up to our perception of it’s potential or satisfying romantic or sexual longings. There can be a real sense of urgency to solve/resolve a situation in the moment, or simply to bail if circumstances provoke our temper to get out of control. There is great value in examining our feelings today, as they can be very instructive in revealing what needs to be worked on, even if aggravation or disappointment is a part of that examination, it is telling you where you need to build more satisfying conditions in your relationships, or even to move away from a situation which is not fulfilling your true desires. Venus square Saturn (Aug. 13th) and opposite Neptune (Aug. 14th) also reveal intensive confrontations within our partnerships. Saturn will weed out the weak or impractical and Neptune provides either a deliriously romantic ambience or shatters our illusions. How we experience these aspects correlates directly to the legitimacy of our relationships. This final gauntlet proves, for better or for worse, if our affections lie in the hands of those worthy of receiving them. Healthy relationships will mutate meaningfully, the unhealthy will self destruct. Better auspices to cultivate enduring connections occur during Venus trine Pluto (Aug. 17th) and Venus conjunct Jupiter (Aug. 27th). The Venus – Jupiter cycle renewing at 27 Virgo is an opportunity for growth though productive and conscientious efforts over the coming year. Virgo is an artisan and master planner and these qualities will resonate within our new cycle of growth in the realms of love, creativity and finances.

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 11.58.52 AMEIGHT OF PENTACLES – SUN IN VIRGO

“That which is coming into flower in you is of exquisite beauty and delicacy. Provide for it the nourishment needs. You don’t need to force anything! Everything unfolds at the proper time.”

ZEN MEDITATION: Silently sitting, doing nothing, the Spring comes and the grass grows by itself.

GERD ZIEGLER – TAROT, MIRROR OF THE SOUL

Meticulous Virgo energy predominates throughout the month as Mercury, Venus (from the 5th), Jupiter and the Sun (from the 22nd) transits provide a positive climate for organization and handling the details of a project or enterprise. Mercury will enter retrograde shadow on the 10th, so you may notice the pace slows down over the rest of the month. There is an initial reevaluation taking place as we move towards the retrograde cycle commencing at the end of the month. This makes the first 10 days of the month the most productive we’ll have for quite some time. You may still be active throughout August, but put the organization, planning and agreements into place by the 10th to maximize your productivity over the next two months. Mercury – North Node (August 8th) and Venus – North Node (August 16th) signal exciting developments triggering positive karmic implications for future oriented activities. Communication and romantic alliances have beneficial undertones, and fateful meetings or occurrences may transpire around these dates. Equally significant will be clues revealed on the 6th and 13th, as Mercury and Venus transit the eclipse degree (9 Virgo), stimulating events or awareness signaling what is to manifest in a few weeks time.

Saturn remains stationary at 9 Sagittarius for most of the month, turning direct on the 13th. (If you have planets or chart angles in Gemini, Virgo, Pisces or Sagittarius near this degree, this can prove a challenging, but pivotal period for you.) As Saturn marches forward once again, it moves towards it’s third and final exact square to Neptune at the end of the month. This culminates in it’s highest intensity on September 10th, the difficulties diminish from there onwards. As the Virgo eclipse (September 1st) falls in such hard alignment to Saturn – Neptune, it’s influence is strongly felt throughout the last week of August through the first week of September. As with any eclipse, there is the opportunity for change. The Lunar Eclipses signal endings, and Solar Eclipses, like the upcoming one in Virgo, stimulate beginnings. The beginning we’ll seek to make will require arduous work and complex maneuvering to take root. It really does not help that Mercury will be in retrograde at the time, as solutions will be even harder to come by. In some ways, though, it’s possible the eclipse can provide the necessary catalyst to overcome a circumstance, obstacle (Saturn) or illusion (Neptune) in order to embrace what is being offered.

The Virgo Eclipse chart, lots of t-square. We’ll discuss this more next month…

Virgo Eclipse

Lunations this month are far easier to handle, and stimulate incredible momentum within the ongoing storylines that will culminate positively at the end of the year during the Saturn – Uranus trine in late December. The New Moon on the 2nd at 10 Leo harmonizes to Saturn, lending stability and endurance for beginnings made and opportunities that arise at this time. A mild Lunar eclipse occurs at 25 Aquarius on the 17th, portending changes, (though none so critical or life changing as what is on tap for next month!) harmonizing fruitfully with a now retrograde Uranus, we may see a fortuitous culmination for activities we began in February. Socially and intellectually this is a vibrant period in which collaborations and innovative projects can come to positive resolution. This vibration underscores events around Jupiter quincunx Uranus on the 13th, which continues to urge us to find an unconventional solution. Circumstances in early November 2015 and again in March compelled action to manifest a goal representing innovation. Though Virgo, Jupiter influences us to apply methodical and practical approach within this endeavor. Initiative taken now also ties into completions revealed this December, as Jupiter plays a big role (opposite Uranus/sextile Saturn) from Libra at that time. What moves, shifts and grooves this month sets us up for the crucial and very positive alinements that unfold, you find success where you take a chance on unconsidered avenues. Time to try something different, again.

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ARIES: After months of mutations within financial agreements and intimate associations, you see the clearing and can finally come up for air. The future begins to unfold now and this is a mostly good month for reaching towards your dreams and promoting your ideas to larger audiences, though you have to remain incredibly mindful about attending to your wellness to keep up with the pace of activity you are heading into. As the stench of the prior several months begins to lift, you feel more at ease to push your agenda, though pushing it too hard around the 24th will lead to defeat. Tread carefully – rules and regulations apply here. You’ll appreciate some of the unexpected and revolutionary forces of Uranus in retrograde impacting you with less force, but also spend the rest of the year contemplating whether you have really gone far enough in breaking through the restrictions inhibiting your personal expression meaningfully enough. Clues around the 13th will clarify how successful you have been in liberating yourself, or where you might still have some work to do there. Work life, assignments and your productivity are favorable this month, and what you take on really sets strong ground work for incredible professional expansion on route this November – December. You can make exceptional progress on the 10th and 17th. A creative project or romantic alliance is highlighted this month as well, and you may notice shifting dynamics with a group of friends to accommodate your more personal longings and desires. The 6th and 13th can be challenging for romantic affiliations, especially if they involve someone you work with. Better auspices are present from the end of the month, as Venus transits Libra and conditions for love become more favorable.

TAURUS: As the friction surrounding your closest partnerships diminishes, you may find yourself wanting to play the game of love again as seductive vibrations (from the 6th) enter the zone of true romance. Very positive indications feature largely this month and you can begin anew or start a fresh chapter in your romantic life now. Circle the 14th, 16th and 17th for the biggest developments. The weekend of the 27th is also spectacular for discovering someone with huge potential, wedding bells could be in the air at this magical time, bully-bully. Not to be ignored is intuition about a tricky financial matter, most likely involving the influence of an outside source of income, loan or a partners’ income. The 6th and 24th bring all the dirty details to the surface, it’s up to you to muddle through what is revealed. There is not a short term solution to the financial problems or issues revealed in this phase, but you can use the information and insight illuminated at this time to make a practical and long range strategy that will see you through to the next stage. Ridding yourself of debt may be a serious issue you need to address right now. Feeling of limitation and debilitation will reveal what you need to solve or relinquish. Lunations (Aug. 2 and Aug. 17) this month send some shock waves through your domestic and professional life, one might need to be seriously modified to meet the demands of the other and you may see a career path come to an end, or otherwise your change your domestic scene (even move to another locale) in order to embrace a promotion or make a sought after change in life direction. Both Lunations are marked with very positive aspects, so what ever occurs is well supported and offer progress. Positive outcomes later in the year (especially where professional opportunities will be featured) are the pay off for changes you make now.

GEMINI: It’s your home base and roots that are most implicated this month, though you’ll see that you have a lot of good luck here, too, especially if your patience or prospects had worn thin over the prior months. There will likely be some back and forth in regard to new residential agreements, Mercury will shuffle backwards through this area next month, so bear all positive developments with a grain of salt and compromising spirit. If you are signing a lease or making a decision you may have to wait until closer to the end of September. Friction at your job or a vexing health issue that seemed unrepentant since early this year finally diminishes, and the emphasis of the coming period falls on partnerships and commitments you make to others. The first few weeks will resonate the themes revealed in April and if a relationship came but then quickly fell off the radar in that period, you may see new signs of life now. Because you are taking your one on ones much more seriously at this point in your life, you may find it challenging to reconcile renewed passions with your sense of responsibility, especially around the 24th. If you feel a sense of restriction in regard to finding a suitable partner, this is more likely a signal that you require a more profound sense of connection than what you have experienced in the past. Someone may need to prove their devotion to you at this time.

CANCER: The financial situation can intensify this month in a positive way, a position or promotion you had sought after can present you with an opportunity to prosper around the New Moon on the 2nd. The instability that has rocked you professionally for the last several months (or even years) diffuses through the end of 2016, though you will likely question at this time if you have achieved the liberation and autonomy you seek in this realm. Positive indications on the 1st and 16th point you in the right direction. The 16th also has interesting connotations, you may devise a scheme that gets you noticed. Socially this is set to be a vibrant period, with a great deal of communication and vibrancy in your day to life. Sharing your daily adventures and intellectual interests with your loved one brings you closer or you may meet someone of interest while in the midst of your daily routine. The 14th, 17th and 27th all bring magical enchantment to your love life. A great deal of energy and responsibility is indicated at your job or in your work life. With your productivity high, you do need to find a way to pace yourself, otherwise you could experience some issues around your health around the 24th. Chronic issues that are revealed around that time should be addressed immediately. Symptoms like fatigue can actually be indicators of bigger problems so get checked out if you notice recurring problems.

LEO: You enter a far more positive period, as Mars in Sagittarius stimulates new opportunities for love and self expression. A sense of responsibility continues to permeate these matters, but new inroads can be made now where you accept the responsibility for your desires and move forward with a personal agenda with maturity. A New Moon in your sign on the 2nd signals fresh new beginnings tied to long range efforts or commitments you are making in a love relationship, as a parent or in your creative self expression. In about a years’ time you will see how important the choices you make now were in retrospect. Relationships also rock this month, and there can be a significant culmination in a partnership around the 17th. Someone from a distance may be a feature here, and tantalizing, unexpected treats may lie in store. Money, earnings, values and possessions will also be a significant topic, with very good indications for progress and expansion. Look to the 17th, 22nd and 27th especially for good news. Paradoxically, the very assured progress you may be making in your personal enterprises can prove inimical to your financial well being (this will be most glaringly obvious around the September 1st eclipse), and the 6th and 13th can reveal the challenges. An innovative solution at this time can point you in the direction of the autonomy you seek. The 16th is also brilliantly lit, and you may uncover an opportunity and this is a fantastic time to express yourself to a wider audience, possibly even in foreign places or through media and publishing.

VIRGO: Love and romance can certainly be on the agenda this month, though you have to overcome some obstacles in the first half to get to the goodies that lie in store. Where you live and more significantly how you feel about where you come from (in regard to both the past and present tense) can provide challenges to the attainment of the love you might seek. Events on the 14th and 17th can bring a romantic affiliation to a head, you may want to dive in head first with someone who arouses your deepest desires and fantasies. Plan something special on the 27th, you are captivating and can win the game of love now. With so much still set to transpire over the next 8 weeks, (and truly culminating in mid September) enjoy these incredible moments on the way to the fulfillment of this meaningful relationship. While you have gone through several growth spurts since last August, this is the month in which you will find it easiest to make the upgrades you have sought to manifest for so long. The 16th and 22nd are phenomenal for positive developments. Domestic matters need sorting and to the extent these have gotten away from you over the last few month the more work you have in store to rectify the situation. What demands your harder review this month is the domestic situation, with a huge kaboom coming in early September if you don’t address the situation at home or with a family member now. Especially heed cues that come on the 24th and 29th. The situation requires wheeling and dealing and you are currently in fine form to attend to what is required of you this month. You’ll see the positive rewards for your efforts in December, keep chipping away.

LIBRA: Unstable influences that have presided in your partnerships require review, though a very significant culmination in your love life on the 18th can signal the future direction of a relationship, and calls upon you to answer the age old question, should I stay or should I go? A spontaneous gesture can move mountains, especially in situations that have been dicey or even completely came off the rails over prior months. Your subconscious reveals a desire you may have been keeping under wraps, stimulating a romantic idealism on the 27th, and fantasy fulfillment is possible, if you are willing to share your secrets. Compassionate and selfless expression of love for someone can bring deep satisfaction and grow your bond. You are in a very reflective phase this month, with intuition stimulating you to release the outmoded as you probe the deeper recesses of your psyche. This kind of purge can be very effective, as the resolutions and even endings that transpire now make room for the very new and improved conditions coming your way in September. This is especially useful if your self-talk is denigrating or self sabotage is holding you back from growth experiences. As these revelations occur, you do well to ask yourself why you don’t believe you deserve something, or if you really want it at all. You can effectively shed a lot of “programming” now. Communication and agreements demand clarity and precision, especially around the 24th. Social life may intrude upon your desire for privacy, pick and choose the invitations you accept. With so many positive (and life changing) developments on queue beginning next month, you can really use this period to eliminate what no longer resonates with your newly established values moving forward. The 6th and 13th are potent in revealing precisely where you have room for improvement.

SCORPIO: There’s no question you aren’t quite the same person you were at the beginning of the year, and while you are probably satisfied with how far you have managed to come, you will equally not miss the trails of fire and ice you endured to get where you are right now. Mars in your sign can stimulate an ambience of strife and conflict you are probably ready to rid yourself of. A far more socially oriented phase is beginning, and there are wonderful opportunities to connect (or reconnect) with friends and allies this month. If you’ve been missing out on the love game, check out the 16th – 17th and and 27th for really enticing developments. Sharing your hopes and dreams deepens intimacy at these times. Finances require immediate appraisal and if a nagging matter has been shelved in the prior phase, you’ll get an inkling to do something big about it on the 24th. Where resources present an obstacle, especially where your most cherished wishes are on the table, it is time to strive for a solution. The upcoming eclipse on the 17th can see you shuffling home/career priorities. You’ll see you have come a long way since February, especially where a residential goal was concerned. With the domestic arrangements coming sorted, you have leeway to pursue your aspirations, a factor that becomes increasingly significantly important next year (from May to September 2017 you’ll really see a boost in your popularity and even fame). The New Moon on the 2nd portends a golden opportunity to move up the ladder of success, perhaps a project that will elevate your status (and definitely boost your earnings potential) if you are willing to move slow and steady towards this goal.

SAGITTARIUS: After months of internal review, you burst fourth into an exciting new cycle of life and activity. From the 2nd, Mars transits your sign (through September 27th) awakening you to the latent possibilities you have likely imagined over the last 2 months, if not the entirety of the year so far. Mars is pure energy, but this transit can also be accompanied by a degree of friction. You are very willful in this phase and contacts to Saturn (Aug 24) and Neptune (Aug 26) can be a bit rocky for you where you seek to push your agenda too strongly. A slippery issue regarding your residence can be a debilitating factor, Neptune suggests you are not seeing a situation clearly, or that someone in your domestic realm is somehow draining your emotional or financial resources. The Saturn contact urges you to take slow and cautious action, and despite a sense of urgency, your new found maturity will act as a guide in this period, should you yield to the messages you get around the 24th. Also a huge topic for the next two months is your reputation, profession and achievement. This has been a big year for career advancement, and despite the snails pace thus far, the next 8 weeks are your prime time to step up your efforts to meet your destiny and get on your life path. The 8th, 16th, 17th, 22nd and ESPECIALLY the 27th – 29th are absolutely phenomenal for making a big impression on those who can help you up the ladder of success in your chosen field. The eclipse next month (Sept. 1) pushes you even further, and you can clear the way for success this month by dealing with the nagging Neptune and Saturn issues as much as possible. The New Moon on the 2nd signals a meaningful shift in consciousness.

CAPRICORN: Huge shifts in the ambience this month will allow you to make plans for the future and get traction going on key endeavors that have been elusive so far this year. With the stagnant months of indecision far behind, it’s time to anticipate the big changes that are on the way. You can do this most effectively by articulating your goals to a broader audience this month, and the 17th, 27th and 29th really stand out for you to make a big impression. Some of the work requires maneuvering behind the scenes, with major financial implications in store on the 2nd and 17th. A business partnership can change your financial status for the better. Follow leads and opportunities, your intuition is sharp in this phase and will lead you to materialize a major shift in your earnings. Positive developments in your love life can also be forthcoming, the 6th onward sees a harmonious shift in energy that will enhance your appeal and receptivity to romantic encounters, though you’ll be challenged to resolve issues around self sabotage or feelings of inadequacy on the 6th, 13th or 24th. Momentous encounters between the 14th – 17th point you in the right direction. Events occurring at the end of the month could see you traveling to distant shores in the name of love or signal a fantastic professional opportunity. Much, much more is on tap next month as Venus and Jupiter move up to the apex of your chart, opening up a period of prosperity and advancement unlike anything you have experienced in over a decade. The hard work of the last several years pays off, and with Saturn, your ruler, direct from the 13th, you’ll be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel very soon.

AQUARIUS: Partnerships are hot in August, with a New Moon (Aug. 2) and Eclipse in your sign (Aug. 17) there can be some significant developments within a love relationship. Very pleasurable moments strike at the beginning of the month, an exciting connection can be made on the 1st. In the case of an ongoing relationship, deepening intimacy can be a feature over the next 8 weeks, although some twists and turns should be anticipated while Mercury retrogrades in September. This will also impact your financial agreements, particularly those with outside lenders or sources of revenue or joint bank accounts. At this phase you are examining your shared values and building emotional trust within a relationship. The commitments you make are reflexive of how much others value your contribution within a merged effort, in love, in finances, what ever is shared and where a mutual contribution is made, will be an important topic. The 17th, 22nd, 27th and 29th are all very favorable for conversations and negotiations surrounding these topics. Socially this is a very exciting period, and after a very hard working phase which began at the onset of the year, you’ll be ready to let the hair down and get back out among the people. If you have by trying to connect with a more mature, prestigious or goal oriented crowd, you’ll have opportunities when you get over any stumbling blocks that may be present around the 24th. Pay attention to financial matters around the 26th, as a deceptive and potentially delusional energy is afoot. A friend or colleague may present a get rich quick scheme. Best to back out of that conversation as quickly as possible.

PISCES: You sense of life direction becomes clearer this month, and you may embark on a real mission to establish your authority or reputation over the next two months. Partnerships are emphasized, and while many lovely developments are on queue to enhance an existing bond or begin a new one, events this month, and even more so in the next, not only bring unforeseeable developments, but also stand to challenge your own emergent sense of direction and urgency for personal achievement. (See the 6th and 13th for the dirty details!) So the road to where you are headed, while clearer to you now than before, is sure to be quite convoluted, but hang in there, as potent developments ensure you’ll get there… in time. The key is flexibility. You’ll be in the midst of negotiating a promotion or new position this month, and the period from the 24th – 26th is imbued with incredible potential if you keep your dealings pragmatic and respectable, and try not to let a crisis of confidence bog you down. Really phenomenal developments in your relational sphere, and especially through partnerships are forthcoming and will lead you towards an incredible culmination next month. Mercury retrograde could see some past issues resurface and this will be a period strewn with twists and turns, but destiny is guiding your hand right now, and you have some powerful forces at work moving you towards, potentially, the love of a lifetime. The 14th – 17th is a special period in which you can trust your heart. The weekend of the 27th is also magical, and all these dates can prove to be lovely markers on the path to true romance.

STARGAZER JANUARY 2016

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

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

Jan 14. Sun - Merc

 

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

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

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

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

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

JANUARY ASPECTS:

FRI 1 MERCURY – AQUARIUS

SAT 2 – 4th QUARTER MOON 11 LIBRA

SUN 3 – MARS – SCORPIO

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

THU 7 – JUPITER RETROGRADE 23 VIRGO

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

SAT 9 – NEW MOON 19 CAPRICORN

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

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

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

FRI 15 – JUPITER CONJUNCT NORTH NODE – 23 VIRGO

SAT 16 – 2nd QUARTER MOON 26 ARIES

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

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

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

MON 25 – MERCURY DIRECT 14 CAPRICORN

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

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

JANUARY SCOPES –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STARGAZER OCTOBER 2015 FORECAST ~ MAGIC + MANIFESTATION

While events last month may have sent life into splatter mode, we have several opportunities in October to pick up the pieces, get organized and manifest our objectives. Venus, Mars and Jupiter all transit fastidious Virgo, compelling us to take up the tasks we have set for ourselves, empowered immensely by positive contacts as all three transit Pluto, now direct, in Capricorn. (Dates below!) The tenderness and affection that has been lacking over the prior months as Venus transited in retrograde, then a shell of her former self in retrograde shadow, concludes on the 10th. A final square to Saturn on the same day is one last test we’ll (or our partnerships) need to endure or overcome. From there the pervasive ick factor that has predominated quickly recedes into distant memory. It is a time to release situations past their expiration date or get serious and make a commitment. The ones that make it through were genuinely built to last and Pluto contacts will bestow alluring and passionate developments within relationships that survived the course. Some will experience this as positive material developments and find that it is easier to turn up income, gain money and resources from others, or even both. This is the good news. Oppositions to Neptune, meanwhile, obfuscate situations considerably, and particularly with Mars – Neptune there can be a crushing reality check if we have deceived ourselves or others. All this stuff ties into what we put into motion last February – March. The Pisces eclipse in March was a crucial turning point, and we’ll see fruits from our efforts or the results of decisions we made in that period now. It’s also possible the Neptune contacts are highly romantically charged, and there can be some really enchanting exchanges up ahead! Tune into how you feel during these contacts, and if the bubble bursts or you find yourself disillusioned or disappointed, much better to scrap it now than genuinely struggle next month when Saturn squares Neptune and demands a complete realignment where we have been delusional.

With the eclipses in the rear view mirror and Mercury direct from the 9th, this is a far more productive time in which to get the wheels turning on a crucial endeavors that had been way-sided or turned upside-down. Conjunctions from Virgo planets to Jupiter set the stage for auspicious beginnings and can provide opportunities to generate growth and prosperity. Clarity is crucial to success at this time. Virgo’s ability to get right into the nitty gritty, ask every question and scrutinize every last detail can be exhausting for those of us more on the free spirited side, but there is great value in embracing these attributes right now. If you really can’t manage the details, then get someone on your team who can! The method is nearly as important as the out come in this phase. The North Node also enters Virgo on the 11th, placing the evolutionary consciousness on efficient, stream lined organization and conscientious behavior and life style choices. More attention must be given to the management of both professional and personal habits as dissipation and tendencies towards drifting, grifting and day dreaming in particular will meet with bad auspices. This will become most apparent in about a year when the South Node connects to Neptune end October/early November next year. The evolutionary drive of this node placement is towards creating systems of total efficiency, in which nothing is superfluous, where everything is there for a precise reason. Discretion is necessary for growth. Coupled with Pluto, which also serves a purging, regenerative function, there is the possibility of really getting rid of negative habits, relationships or spiritual energy that is toxic, or holding us back somehow. This is the evolutionary intent anyway. Personally I would hope to see the Jupiter – Pluto trine specifically (which occurs three times in all between now and next Summer) to offer some advancements on an ecological level, aiding humanity to find ways to conserve resources through emerging technology and the reduction of waste, though of course you can use the transit(s) to find a way to play your own part 🙂 We got a taste of these themes during the Virgo eclipse last month.

Mercury towards the end of it’s retrograde cycle (ending Oct. 9) engages in a long conversation with Saturn, (from the 6th – 14th) so it seems negotiations at this point surround our objectives and long range goals. This is augmented by the positive presence of the North Node conjunct Mercury throughout the same period, with their exact conjunction occurring precisely as Mercury turns direct. Successful integration of the evolutionary directives of North Node Libra pays off nicely, assuming we took the cue. The ability to work with another in tandem – whether within a relationship, business or creative endeavor – now opens us to incredibly positive opportunities over the next month, with the New Moon in Libra revealing all the juicy details.

Jupiter enters retrograde shadow this same day (October 12th) meaning the degrees it passes over now through the beginning of the retrograde cycle (beginning early January 2016) will be revisited between now and next August. Our personal scope of discovery, expansion and success is going to be a work in progress from here through next Summer. This is fine, we’re off to a fabulous start with all the Jupiter conjunctions this month and so many wonderful opportunities taking root this month! This is a sacred and magical season, and easily one of the best astrological months of the year, delve deep into what awakens within. HAPPY ALL HALLOWS!

DATES OF NOTE:

October 6th
Sun square Pluto 13 Libra/Capricorn
Mercury RX sextile Saturn (1 Libra/Sagittarius)
Mars opposite Neptune (7 Virgo/Pisces)

October 8
Venus – Virgo

October 9
Mercury Direct 0’ 55” Libra

October 10
Venus square Saturn 1 Virgo/Sagittarius

October 11
Jupiter trine Pluto 13 Virgo/Capricorn
Sun opposite Uranus 18 Libra/Aries

October 12
New Moon 19’ 20” Libra
Jupiter 13’ 15” enters Retrograde Shadow

October 13
Mercury sextile Saturn 2 Libra/Sagittarius

October 15th
Mars trine Pluto 13 Virgo/Capricorn

October 16
Venus opposite Neptune 7 Virgo/Pisces

October 17
Mars conjunct Jupiter 13 Virgo

October 22
Mercury square Pluto 13 Libra/Capricorn

October 23
Sun – Scorpio
Venus trine Pluto 13 Virgo/Capricorn

October 25
Venus conjunct Jupiter 15 Virgo
Mercury opposite Uranus 17 Libra/Aries

October 27
Full Moon 3’ 45” Taurus
Mars conjunct 20’ Virgo Eclipse Degree (activating)

October 30
Sun trine Neptune 7 Scorpio/Pisces
Venus conjunct 20’ Virgo Eclipse Degree (activating)

MONTHLY HOROSCOPES BY SIGN ~

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ARIES: A highly powerful connection between your work and professional sector on the 11th suggests you may be on the cusp of a huge promotion or major opportunity linked to your career. Hard work pays off brilliantly in this phase, and your maturity and skill on the job is really beginning to show. The 15th, 17th, 23rd and 25th are spectacular for putting plans into motion. You’ll get tremendous support at these times. A great deal of energy is present in the work environment due to transits of Venus and Mars in Virgo, with a nice balance struck between the assertiveness required to accomplish your goals and a pleasurable, supportive ambience among colleagues or within a specific project you can cooperate on effectively. Jupiter of course amplifies all of this in a very positive way and a conjunction to Venus on the 25th may indicate a lucrative job may be on offer. Any uncertainty as to the future of a relationship (whether for business or pleasure) clears when Mercury returns to direct motion on the 9th. A New Moon in Libra impacts committed relationships a few days later on the 13th, and you’ll be ready to jump in to whatever is next. What occurs now is likely the result of a decision you made back in April.

TAURUS: Mercury direct on the 10th signals a return to the new normal where a job, your wellness or productivity is concerned. A New Moon on the 13th can put the finishing touches on longstanding negotiations for a new position or a therapeutic regiment to deal with a health issue. Venus moves into Virgo on the 9th, joining Jupiter and Mars in your house of creativity and True Romance. Coupled with the movement of the North Node into this arena on the 11th, a really stunning prospect of love could be on the horizon. The 11th, 15th, 17th, 23rd and especially the 25th are remarkable for a new association, self expression, fun and speculation are all highlighted as well. A Venus – Neptune opposition on the 16th is over the top romantic, too good to be true? A Full Moon in your sign on the 27th sets you on the way.

GEMINI: A great deal of energy is coming from within your home and through family or living mates. Venus (October 9th) and the North Node (October 11th) join Mars and Jupiter in the area of private, domestic life, affecting your base considerably. These are very good influences to attend to moving, renovation or redecoration projects, and with Jupiter trine Pluto on the 11th, a legacy, mortgage or loan can make a dream residential improvement a reality. The 15th, 17th, 23rd and 25th are also very dynamic, giving you a real substantial advantage if you are negotiating a lease, mortgage, loan or equally the sale of property or real estate. Mercury resumes direct motion on the 9th, so you’ll feel less squirrelly and ready to take the plunge in a creative project or with a romantic association.

CANCER: Residential matters get settled once and for all mid month, as Mercury resumes direct motion on the 10th, followed shortly thereafter by a New Moon in Libra on the 13th. You’ve signed the lease, got the key or found a flatmate who doesn’t drive you mad. It’s equally likely a residential move is featured, if so professional implications are probably the cause. A too good to be missed career opportunity may trigger such a relocation. Since Uranus is a big X Factor in this equation, anticipate the utterly unexpected and double it. A really remarkable development through your community and/or with a spouse or partner around the 11th is groundbreaking. Communication and learning are impacted, you might meet someone with immense passion and partnership potential through the course of your daily activities, or collaborate with a partner on a significant writing project. The scope of this is quite marvelous, and you get further indications on the 15th and 23rd.

LEO: Earnings potential continues to be strong and a work assignment or opportunity presented around the 11th can offer really substantial profits over the upcoming year. Coupled with a Full Moon in your house of profession on the 27th, (along with Venus and Mars occupying the house of money and possessions) there are very strong indications for advancement this month. Look also to the 15th, 17th, 23rd and 25th for developments. These are very advantageous dates for negotiations related to salary and for strategically pursuing work related goals. Health and productivity are also positively affected. The movement of the North Node into the area of earned income on the 11th suggests you are evolving towards a state of financial independence. Other people’s money, loans and debts all hold a negative karmic implication in this phase and should be avoided. Communication delays see reprieve from the 10th, as Mercury resumes direct motion, followed closely by a New Moon in this area on the 13th. Plans and negotiations can resume now.

VIRGO: Financial clarity returns during the New Moon on the 13th, briefly preceded by Mercury station direct on the 10th. The Sun from Libra amplifies the positive vibrations attached to your earnings in this period. Venus in your sign from the 9th joins Mars (September 26th) and the North Node moving in on the 10th, suggesting you are well on your way to fulfilling a couple cherished personal dreams in this phase. Your genuine identity blossoms in this phase, and the results you can achieve can be remarkable. The 15th, 17th, 23rd and especially the 25th are optimal to move forward on a personal enterprise or put your best foot forward with a new love or for a promotion or within your industry. You illicit trust and your good will is apparent to those around you. Another very significant trend developing is the Jupiter – Pluto trine which occurs the first of three times on the 11th, signifying a very positive and powerful development in a love relationship, or with a child or personal self – expressive project if you are a creative type of person. A Full Moon on the 27th can bring the realization of an incredible holiday or vacation, you may otherwise be returning to school or teaching, publishing, etc. in this phase.

LIBRA: It’s a brand new start as you ring in your birthday, the details all fall into place as Mercury turns direct on the 9th while the Libra New Moon on the 13th sets the stage for your personal New Year. You are likely getting domestic and personal affairs in order this month. Very powerful aspects on the 11th, 15th, 17th, 23rd and 25th in particular see you attending to very private matters at home or among those closest to you. There may be a home purchase or renovation in this phase, or a family member may play a big role in your life at this time. You draw great strength from the deepest reservoirs of your being and are learning to instinctively let go and trust your intuition. The shift of the North Node to this area on the 11th also indicates your evolutionary direction is focused towards a very spiritual undertaking. You are discovering the art of acting selflessly and derive incredible satisfaction from living from a spirit of true compassion. This transit also suggests you cultivate private time for yourself, and release yourself from the demands of others. Partnerships may be testing this month, you get better results for a relationship to take root from November 8th, as Venus transits your sign, love, though a Full Moon on the 27th brings an intimate relationship into view. A transformative experience through deep love is possible at this time.

SCORPIO: The resumption of Mercury to direct motion on the 9th, followed shortly thereafter by a New Moon in Libra on the 13th allow conclusion of any lingering issues from the past and clearing the way to move forward into a dazzling new future. Transits of Venus, Mars, Jupiter the North Node (October 11th) and the Sun (October 24th) suggest a vibrant social life, and work with groups, organizations and like minded people come into the frame at this time. A very hard working phase resolves, and you begin to see the fruits of your efforts. A Jupiter – Pluto trine on the 11th has exceptional implications in your social sphere and also suggests lucrative profits from a professional enterprise. Communication and networking are very productive in this phase. You make very valuable connections on the 15th, 17th and 23rd. A remarkable development in a love relationship or with a business partner during the Full Moon on Taurus on the 27th shows you precisely how far you have come over the prior year.

SAGITTARIUS: Mars (September 26th) and Venus (October 9th) come to occupy the professional arena of your chart, stimulating a very vibrant and energetic climate in which you can easily pursue and realize your career and vocational goals. A rare and powerful trine between Jupiter and Pluto can allow for substantial financial growth through your professional undertakings, a trend that begins now and continues to influence your chart through next June. The 11th and 15th are dynamite for making really substantial progress here. The 17th, 23rd and 25th are remarkable dates to elevate your profile and generate new sources of income. Paradoxically, you may be experiencing rather uncertain conditions at home and in relation to family members or your residence. There is this quality of flux in this arena and the issue is quite opaque or hard to really pin down. The 6th and 16th will point to feelings of ambiguity or uncertainty surrounding your personal life. Mercury direct from the 9th will signal better conditions for communicating and decision making. The 11th sees a sextile to Saturn in your sign and you can start to set the agenda for the upcoming months. All the details fall into place during the New Moon on the 13th. Associations begin to gel and you can effectively work with others at this time.

CAPRICORN: Confusion or uncertainty in your professional area lift mid month, with arrangements made and details coming into place around the time of the Libra New Moon on the 13th. Uranus is a major player in the configuration unfolding at this time, and there may be shift in your residential life to accommodate an offer that comes in. A seemingly sudden change at this time has likely been culminating over the last two years. Venus joining Mars in Virgo from the 9th adds to your force of attraction and persuasion. Your charisma is off the charts on the 15th and 23rd, you can make a remarkable impression at those time. Enterprises connected to travel, media, publishing, education or prospects associated with promoting yourself within your industry could not be more favorably implicated. The Jupiter – Pluto trine on the 11th speaks volumes to this and there is a rare and incredible opportunity to make a really bold move between now and next June. The conjunctions of Mars (Oct. 17th) and Venus (Oct. 25) to Jupiter are phenomenal dates to pursue these goals, initiatives, and new projects. Time for some R + R around the time of the Taurus Full Moon on the 27th. A pleasurable interlude will restore and rejuvenate you. The serendipity of True Love is also possible at this time.

AQUARIUS: A Libra New Moon on the 13th signals a return to the new normal regarding your publishing, travel or educational goals. You can sign the University papers, buy the airline ticket or prepare a new venture related to the media or promotion to success at this time. Mars joined Jupiter in Leo at the very end of last month, with Venus soon to follow on the 9th. A connection to Pluto by Jupiter can indicate an inheritance or legacy of some sort. Money seems to come in from a hidden resource in one form or another. If you have been conducting business strategically behind the scenes, you may begin to see profits from this venture at this time. The 15th, 23rd and 25th are also auspicious for negotiations and learning about a partner’s positive contribution to your household budget. North Node also moves into this area on the 11th. The theme of merger with another, either in terms of sharing resources and profit (such as in a business partnership, or in the realm of a committed relationship where you “marry” your income to you spouse’s to create greater whole from the parts), but also on a soul level of deepening of intimacy through trust and commitment, and this will be the thrust of your evolution over the next two years. Look to upcoming eclipse dates on the Pisces/Virgo axis, the next arrives in March of 2016.

PISCES: A partner connects you to a group or organization through which you may come to realize your most cherished dreams and aspirations, a really fascinating development that transpires on the 11th. This story unfolds between now and next June, but events now signal a really powerful shift for you socially. You are connecting with like minded people in this phase and working together find you can move mountains. Venus transiting the house of relationships from the 9th brings a harmonious and loving ambience to your partnership prospects. The 23rd (Venus trine Pluto) and 25th (Venus conjunct Jupiter!!!) offer sterling developments within committed relationships. Both the 17th and 25th can bring about very favorable introductions. Mars in opposition from Virgo is a bit more challenging, especially when Neptune from your sign comes into frame on the 6th and 16th. On these dates you may find it’s more challenging to express your viewpoint. It’s worthwhile to stand down and wait for the better opportunities that emerge on the 15th and 30th. Accept an invitation to a tremendous social event during the Full Moon in Taurus on the 27th. Connecting with kindred spirits is favored at this time.