STARGAZER FORECAST SEPTEMBER 2016

TURNING POINTS – CROSSING THE THRESHOLD TO A NEW LIFE

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

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

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

PISCES ECLIPSE 9/16:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HOROSCOPES BY SIGN:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

STARGAZER FORECAST JUNE 2016

STARGAZER JUNE – PIVOT POINT: KARMIC CROSSROADS

June is a period of adaptation, one very much entrenched in the choices, endings and resolutions made since and during March, when numerous South Node transits made apparent what we were required to remove by bringing situations which had outlived their endings to the breaking point. The excruciating Chiron – South Node transit that lasted through most of March was incredibly significant. With the South Node we are always on the receiving end of the Karmic returns of prior actions, and with Chiron stimulated, the painful recognition of decisions we made based on feelings of unworthiness or inadequacy provoked topics requiring very intensive personal and interpersonal considerations. A complete surrender to the emotions aroused in this period likely (and hopefully) led to the release of critical karmic baggage and the realization we are no longer bound to it. The March 8th Pisces eclipse offered an exciting glimpse into the future, but also the realization that we had much to relinquish to make adequate space for all that lies ahead. (Incidentally, Mars will trine Chiron between the 10th and 14th of June, allowing for the healing of sexual rifts, especially those brought on during the conditions experienced in March. Rekindle and awaken to love and sensuality in this phase.)

From here we reach a karmic crossroads, as June sees numerous Gemini transits stimulating the nodal axis and challenge how effectively we integrated the awareness of the South Node transits in March. As we are moving away from the South Node, and towards the North, this is a good time for some cosmic house keeping so we can engage the more positive prospects on tap in September when the North Node is activated and another series of eclipses opens doorways to a brilliant new future. Any feelings of frustration or disorientation we experience this month (and particularly on the dates featuring nodal axis or Chiron squares) should be used to right the course and point us back in the direction of the North Node.

Jupiter (now direct) conjunct the North Node can bring about wonderful conditions or an opportunity in the area of the chart where North Node (Virgo) is transiting. We got hints back in January to what might be in store, though it could easily take a few more weeks (while Mercury and Mars right their course) to really get moving on what is in store. Also culminating this month we’ll revisit the Saturn – Neptune square, which originally formed in late November last year. (You can read my post about it here.) This is the second in a triad, and here at the halfway point, we are considering how successfully we are negotiating the Saturn – Neptune issue. A reality check is going to be required if we have allowed delusion or wishful thinking to color outlook in a matter, Saturn will likely send a reminder that it’s time to get real with what is really required for a positive outcome (which we’ll see in early September). This could have to do with dream you have sought to achieve, or a spiritual journey of body or spirit you seek to make.

Saturn is not here to tell you cannot have what you want, but rather that in order to get it, you must define it and work towards it first. What is also a big consideration this year is the South Node will be activated by Neptune later in the year. As advised in my 2016 Overview, use the instructive nature of the transit and sensitivities it may arouse to the Neptune issue in an effort to resolve those prior to the South Node conjunction. To fail to do so will open a dank can of worms where delusion, addiction, or even lies are the prevailing force. Use your instincts and let them tell you if things are not quite right! Neptune retrogrades at 12 Pisces on the 13th. This sends us back through the subjective, visionary and spiritual material that has accumulated since March. Experiences of de ja vous, and other serendipities such as repetition of images or dreams bear clues within your psychic realm and may help stimulate release of blocked energies as we flow back into the ether of universal consciousness.

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Unnamed River Spirit from Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki 2001

The tempo picks up from the 12th when Mercury enters Gemini, and we can now articulate some of the Gemini topics that have been revealed over the last few weeks, especially during the Gemini New Moon on the 4th, which throws us right into the belly of the Mutable Cross. Again to say this is a hyper busy and critical month, and much gets done, but there are some definitely some turning points on the road ahead. It’s not unlikely the Sun – Venus conjunction square the Nodes on the 8th can bring much uncertainty or reconsideration within a relationship. The 12th (Venus sextile Uranus) and 27th (Venus trine Neptune) are far more amenable for romantic and recreational activities. The 20th is also very vexing as Mercury moves into the t-square, perhaps creating argumentative circumstances, though perhaps offering a way to sort through through the muddle through negotiation. At that point we’ll be on the Sagittarius Full Moon, another pointed and dynamic period. The thing with all the Gemini is a constant sense of self negation. It’s a two sided beast. With such an intensified ambience, it could get physically and emotionally draining quickly. If you feel lost, look to Jupiter – North Node to steer the ship. Self care, staying organized and being meticulous are the way through and offer the best opportunities for growth at this time!

GEMINI NEW MOON, hey at least there’s still a nice grand Earth trine underneath the Mutable Cross Madness while retrograde/renegade wanderer Mars moves back through Scorpio.

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ARIES – Your social realm buzzes and may even feature a romantic connection. Don’t allow all the parties and lunch dates overwhelm your need to work hard on a project that elevates your professional status. If your subconscious is working over drive, you likely still have stuff to process out from last March. Confide in your lover on the weekend of the 11th.

TAURUS – Many money making opportunities may distract you from the real treasure to be found this month, in your creative and romantic realm. Do what you have to on the financial front, but keep your eye to the big picture, especially on the 26th. Connecting on a meaningful level is possible around the 11th, and socially you’ll find wonderful companionship from the 18th onward.

GEMINI – It’s a big one for you, Gem and lots of opportunities both personally and on the domestic front. It’s possible you’ll see a long awaited financial breakthrough that ties into your residence – either allowing for the sale or purchase of a property. You may be at odds in a partnership this month, the 4th and 20th are both defining.

CANCER – Of all the signs you mostly unscathed from this wild energy cauldron that is June. And with Venus in your sign from the 18th, life is about to look a whole lot sweeter. Rekindle the flame on the 11th and 26. A lot is going on behind the scenes right now, and may even do a retreat and withdraw as your personal year comes to and end.

LEO – Socially there is so much activity, but don’t let it derail your financial prospects and objectives. The 26th will see a long anticipated and fought for development. Mid month you can bury the hatchet on a family feud. You are getting closer to working that one out… soon. After the 18th, you seek some privacy. Relationships can morph in this phase. Passion returns next month.

VIRGO – You’re in the hot seat, Virgo, as relational dynamics and MORE IMPORTANTLY how you handle them, will play a role in defining your personal/professional victory this September. Some of the most impressive developments of 2016 for you on the 21st. If you find there is residue lingering in ties broken last March, it’s time to cut the cord. Onward and upward. Passion abounds on the 26th and 27th. Let the right one in.

LIBRA – You probably long to reach for distant horizons, though local and domestic issues carry more urgency somehow. Do try to book a retreat or massage on the 22nd. A soul charge rejuvenation will do wonders. Finances continue to need reappraisal, though professionally your star is on the rise from the 18th onward. A connection you make on the 11th offers meaningful insight.

SCORPIO – While most are dodging bullets, you’ll be in your customary behind the scenes mode, pulling the puppet strings far from the action. The good news on this is you’re less likely to get wounded, but you may find you are hankering for a bit more flesh and bones role. It’s all much better after the end of the month when all that personal processing gets you back out there. Work out your relationals in the 1st half. Last chance.

SAGITTARIUS – A lot of energy out there affecting relationships with a New Moon on the 4th really stirring things up. By the 20th, you’re own Full Moon, you’ll feel a better sense where things are headed. Try not to let it distract you TOO MUCH – your professional and financial indications are STUNNING. Circle the 21st and 26th. These are ones you’ve been waiting for.

CAPRICORN – So if you manage to keep a good work/life balance and maintain a healthy lifestyle this month (and it’ll be tricky), you are one of the few signs who stands to gain advantage in this climate, Cap. Growth and optimism on the highest order are featured here, it’s likely a personal passion or project, after months of struggle, may finally be getting off the ground. Warm up to romance after mid month.

AQUARIUS – You want to have fun, but maybe your heart just isn’t in it yet? Really positive professional opportunities are brewing behind the scenes, as you get solid indications of around the 11th. A job opportunity from the 18th onwards is likely, with some of the dodgier financials to come straight by the end of the month. The 12th is all yours for having the good times.

PISCES – Your personal axis points are all lit up this month with the most dynamic action taking place in your domestic, familial realm. Home matters could and should be addressed, especially in light of the bigger challenges you relinquished in March. HOWEVER, the biggest slice of pie is that special relationship that maybe had gone off the radar for a while. The week of the 21st – 27th is the bonanza.

STARGAZER FORECAST NOVEMBER 2015

TANGENT NEPTUNE: UNDER THE INFLUENCE

The first week of the month bustles with activity, a pragmatic, but passionate energy is prevalent as Sun transits Scorpio and Venus, Mars and Jupiter continue through Virgo. This is a great time to take action on projects that require organization and attention to detail, as we’ll feel very productive in the days leading up to the compelling New Moon in Scorpio, November 11th. The New Moon connects intimately with the Jupiter – Pluto trine, and has powerful, expansive overtones. Meanwhile, brash Uranus in Aries forms a strange alinement called a Yod impacting the 17’ Aries/Libra midpoint. It seems whatever begins now does so quite suddenly or in a very unexpected way. There may be an astonishing opportunity to engage an innovative new course of activity. For clues think back to what was initiated last March – April. Both the Sun and Jupiter form their exact, individual quincunxes to Uranus in the days leading up to the New Moon, so news may come in on the 5th or 9th that requires swift thinking or decision making. The pace is very brisk and in some cases news or events will be somewhat startling! Get as much of the organizing and nitty gritty detail oriented stuff done as possible during the first week. Venus and Mars move into airy Libra in the second week and the ambience will become quite social, and less work oriented, unless you work in the arts, that is!

Venus from Libra makes several key aspects this month, and lovers and partners will be connecting passionately (Venus conjunct Mars) and making binding commitments (Venus sextile Saturn) in this phase. More disruptive influences (square Pluto/opposite Uranus) suggest reappraisal of these commitments and can potentially signal endings for some. The dynamics these aspects bring on can be destabilizing, but are really just meant to test to durability of our bonds. Venus – Pluto signifies a turning point that will transform a relationship, it will either deepen in intimacy or falter. The Uranus connection can be quite exhilarating. Time to try something new, maybe with someone new? Electrical and impulsive forces will be at work. It’s an exciting month for love! With Venus in play, the areas of love and finance are the foremost indicated, but looking to see the house in your chart Venus is ruler of will also reveal clues as to where you might experience activity at these times.

The Sun – Mercury cycle begins on the 17th from 24 Scorpio. It is from here we set the agenda of our daily activities for the next 4 months. This thrust of our communications will endure and see modification during the next Mercury retrograde phase (January 2016). (I will be including a deeper analysis and guidelines for using the Sun – Mercury cycles in my 2016 report.)

The Neptune – Saturn square forms exact this month, it’s possible the curtain rises on an inconvenient truth, shattering an illusion that we have for too long turned a blind eye to. This is an undertone that will affect us for the coming year, with the third, final aspect occurring (due to the retrograde periods) September 2016. Neptune energy can be quite elusive and evasive, though the reasons for this are actually far more complex than one might realize, and can be rooted in deep feelings of inadequacy or shrouded in such intensified idealism that it makes it impossible to settle for anything that exists in the ordinary world. Neptune far prefers the fantasy to the reality and would much rather create the perfect a scene in the imagination than to deal with the real flesh, blood and potential imperfections a confrontation in meatspace might reveal. This can be especially pernicious in relationships where we might keep our partner at a safe distance, just far enough away to not have to observe what might be undesirable characteristics while indulging perpetually in fantasy about the circumstances, padding the details with what we fancy rather than what’s real. This applies to any area in which Neptune is operating in your chart right now (read for your ascendant for the dirty details). There can be some anxiety accompanying this transit where we realize we have deluded ourselves about circumstances or individuals we had chosen to perceive as faultless. Beneath that gauzy and alluring veneer, we begin to see the cracks, and the extent to which this illusion has been perpetuated, the harder it will be to ultimately accept this reality.

Saturn, on the other hand is only about what’s real, and has a reputation for being tough or harsh, particularly where our deepest sense of idealism would seek to prevail. The interaction of these two, will thus be problematic where we have entertained an illusion rather than the truth. Neptune seeks to release and let everything go. Saturn is about taking responsibility and administrating over the environment in which it finds itself. Whereas Neptune represents a situation we may have idealized, Saturn is about getting serious and with these two acting upon each other some friction where we must acknowledge the distinction between fact and fiction. Neptune represents the ability to transcend, whereas Saturn tends to be the work and obligation that we are trying to transcend. It’s easy to knock Saturn, but keep in mind, it is this planet that offers security, stability and maturity. The themes of “getting real” and accepting and setting some boundaries becomes important over the coming year. In several ways, seeing the reality of a situation and removing some of the fuzzy edges from our vision can be a really positive adjustment. By acknowledging the truth of what is and what is not yet, we can get to work on materializing the vision Neptune is providing when reality comes up short.

It’s also possible something really quite lovely is emerging, that serendipity has brought forth an extraordinary and beautiful circumstance, though perhaps it is not yet tenable within your life structure. In this case this aspect will challenge you to confront this now and throughout next year to build a structure that will be supportive to this. There is the potential that the desire to obtain the divine and etherial essence Neptune is expressing for us individually will drive us to overcome a major obstacle. In this way the theme over the next 10 months can be be making the unreal or impossible into the real.

The vast reorganization required from now through next September likely stems back to circumstances that had coalesced in mid 2013. Jupiter/Cancer, Saturn/Scorpio and Neptune/Pisces sat in a comfortable trine, and developments during this period were easy to make and lent to a positive and stable emotional ambience. The the test now is to rearrange our lives around all that has happened since, to take what was learned from the highly introspective and cathartic Saturn – Scorpio phase and turn it out into the world at large. The original conjunction occurred in 1989, (if you can remember that far back, 😉 ) so something that began for you personally in that period is being triggered. To the extent we have not lived up to the visionary desires of Neptune, this period can be one of getting it together and going for it. A square aspect provides tension and frustration, but this energy creates the friction necessary to stimulate us to take action. Saturn in Sagittarius is a diamond tipped arrow, the issue with Saturn in the apex of the Nodal T-square is where you need to set your target. From November 12, 2015, that target is where Virgo (transiting North Node) lies within your chart.

As Saturn works upon Neptune, so does Neptune’s dissolving qualities affect Saturn, and it’s ability to build in concrete terms. Over the next year or so, it’s possible to feel a pervasive sense of futility in trying to organize the affairs of the house being transited by Saturn as well as in life in general. There may be an existential crisis at a very quiet, subjective level transpiring over the course of this transit, a niggling sense of “why bother?” that may hinder our undertakings. This will become most critical as Saturn squares the Nodal Axis next year, and when the South Node conjuncts Neptune in late October – early November 2016.

Unlike, say, a disruptive Uranus influence, the quality of energy expressed by a Saturn – Neptune combination is slow and pervasive. It’s unlikely a single event will send your life spiraling into disarray, rather expect a process to unfold over the next year which will require an appraisal of both the long range goals (Saturn) and the vision-inspiration-intuition (Neptune) which could provide a challenging balance act. The final aspect occurs September 10th, 2016 so it’s from here we will see some relief and resolution, though the South Node conjunction to Neptune aspect that follows in November next year indicates the need to release a heavy burden related to the Neptune issue. This can be quite cathartic, actually, especially where the negative attributes of Neptune (addiction, illusion, dissipation) are being eradicated. In the event we fought to preserve an ideal state, we may be very disappointed over what we fought for, particularly if we learn this was bull shit all along. In this way the Saturn square is very useful and instructive, it points us to our potential blind spots and gives us time reconcile our issues prior to the South Node transit, which will be far more brutal if we let those Neptune issues slide too far out of control.

ASPECTS FOR NOVEMBER:

November 2nd
Mercury – Scorpio
Venus conjunct Mars 23 Virgo

November 3rd
4th Quarter Moon 10’ 45” Leo

November 5th
Jupiter quincunx Uranus – 17 Virgo/Aries
Sun sextile Pluto – 13 Scorpio/Capricorn

November 6th
Mercury trine Neptune – 7 Scorpio/Pisces

November 9th
Sun quincunx Uranus – 17 Scorpio/Aries

November 10th
Mercury sextile Pluto – 13 Scorpio/Capricorn
Sun sextile Jupiter – 18 Scorpio/Virgo

November 11th
New Moon 19’ 01” Scorpio
Mars conjunct North Node 28 Virgo

November 12th
Mars – Libra
Mercury quincunx Uranus 17 Scorpio/Aries

November 13th
Venus sextile Saturn – 5 Libra/Sagittarius
Mercury sextile Jupiter – 18 Scorpio/Virgo

November 17th
Sun conjunct Mercury – 24 Scorpio

November 18
Neptune direct 7’ 1” Pisces

November 19
2nd Quarter Moon 26’ 36” Aquarius

November 20
Mercury – Sagittarius
Venus square Pluto – 13 Libra/Capricorn

November 22
Sun – Sagittarius

November 23
Venus opposite Uranus – 17 Libra/Aries

November 24
Mars sextile Saturn – 6 Libra/Sagittarius
Mars quincunx Neptune – 7 Libra/Pisces
Mercury conjunct Saturn 6 Sagittarius

November 25
Full Moon 3’ 20” Gemini
Mercury square Neptune – 7 Sagittarius/Pisces
Mercury sextile Mars – 7 Sagittarius/Libra

November 26
Saturn square Neptune – 7 Sagittarius/Pisces

November 29th
Sun square Neptune – 7 Sagittarius/Pisces
Sun conjunct Saturn – 7 Sagittarius

MONTHLY HOROSCOPE BY SIGN:

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ARIES: Work and a financial emphasis predominates over the first few weeks. A New Moon in Scorpio on the 11th points to financial developments associated with loans, grants or a partner’s income. This New Moon connects powerfully to Jupiter and Pluto and you may be getting money to start a new business venture or increase the operations of an existing one at this time. The 10th and 17th are suited for conversations relating to money and making financial plans. Venus (November 9th) and Mars (November 13th) move into the area of committed relationships, and a partnership deepens considerably in this phase: the 13th and 24th are phenomenal for travel and making plans for the future. The adoration you receive from your spouse or partner enlivens you in this phase. The 23rd features a very exciting surprise from your sweetheart, or possibly a meeting with an unexpected, but kindred spirit. Things get easier for you after New Moon. A sense of vitality and rebirth prevail. Saturn – Neptune speaks to your secrets. A hidden or obscured matter is obfuscating your progress in your educational or publishing goals and ability to expand your influence in the world at large. Releasing a subconscious pattern of behavior is possible now and should be attended to, particularly if addiction or dependency is implicated.

TAURUS: A close relationship may be coming into focus, and the New Moon in Scorpio on the 11th is the ideal time to meet someone with incredible potential or make a commitment. Venus and Mars combine in your house of True Romance on November 1st, and an enticing affair may escalate quickly. The New Moon combines with Jupiter and Pluto, suggesting passion and pleasure feature largely into any association you might make now. Mercury in this area from the 3rd – 20th signals the lines of communication are wide open. The emphasis shifts to work in second half, and the final week of the month sees you in a hard working to burn out phase. Easy does it! You can really crash around the 20th or 23rd if you push yourself too hard. Assignments will be abundant and tap your natural creativity. The 24th sees a more moderated pace. Saturn – Neptune can speak to a dilemma in an intimate relationship. A casual attitude towards your lover or commitments to friends, networks or an organization may be inhibiting the cultivation of depth in your closest commitment.

GEMINI: A really new way of life and how you manage your health or even a new job or work assignment is due around the New Moon on the 11th. This taps right into changes you have experienced in the domestic arena over the last few months, and a significant development on the 2nd that changes everything for the better. If you recently moved or made substantial changes you reap the rewards now through increased vitality and productivity. Mercury brings in the details from the 3rd – 20th. From this place of greater stability you find you are really ready to engage in a pleasure pursuit, as creativity and romance feature largely while Venus (from November 9th) and Mars (November 13th) transit the house of self expression and love affairs. With all the Mercury retro funk well in the rear view, it’s time to take the plunge. Saturn in the 7th (committed partnerships) urges maturity in matters of the heart meanwhile, and there are good prospects on tap on the 13th and 24th. A Full Moon in your sign on the 25th points you towards a very significant encounter, and bring clues about what you might encounter over the coming year ahead. Professional challenges on the 26th give way to a new vocational direction or understanding in your career.

CANCER: A really marvelous personal development is in store around the Scorpio New Moon on the 11th, connecting with the remarkable Jupiter – Pluto trine October 11th, a creative project or love relationship is really taking off in this phase. A Mercury transit affects this area simultaneously, and you’ve definitely shaken off the blues Saturn may have left in the wake of it’s transit here in 2012 – 2014. A fresh perspective on life is possible and augmented by very positive vibrations in your domestic and personal life at this time. Here as well, the challenges of the Eclipses subside to offer a brighter and better future. Issues may get a bit hairy on the 20th or 23rd, not all the dust has settled yet. Saturn square Neptune on the 26th may see you seriously contemplating if not abandoning a concept related to education, publishing or broadcasting that has proven too elusive to realize. It’s not impossible to make this thing happen, but does require extensive modification if you continue to try for it. This ties back to events or awareness that stem back to Summer of 2013. Success is still possible, but there will be a challenge to overcome in this period.

LEO: A really positive new era begins in regard to your personal life and home is featured around the time of the Scorpio New Moon on the 11th. This ties right into the positive financial upswing you’ve experienced since August. A new job and increased earnings very likely makes a residential move possible at this time. A hard working phase comes to conclusion by mid – month, allowing for social developments and good times with friends, sibling and neighbors, with whom you wish to share in your good fortune. A Full Moon on the 25th is wonderful for attending a social event or party. A Venus – Mars conjunction on the 1st is good for making a purchase or setting new financial goals. You may splash out and show a loved one a fabulous time or purchase an expensive gift. Mercury keeps you busy with domestic matters through the 20th. After that you seek out avenues for self expression and pleasurable experiences. You can meet a compelling love interest in this phase, with a particularly interesting, if not unexpected twist around the 23rd. A harsh reality check on the 26th regarding a debt, other peoples money or disillusionment in an intimate relationship is a possibility unless you (and the one you have chosen) have been completely honest in all your undertakings. If not, extensive modification will be required to remedy a challenging situation.

VIRGO: Communication is featured this month as the Sun and Mercury light up the area of chart associated with day to day life and sharing information. Social activities and correspondence are very favorable at this time. With Mars still in your sign, your words have strength and conviction. You can make quite an impression when Venus and Mars conjunct in your sign on the 2nd, most likely on a potential partner, if you choose to. The New Moon is Scorpio heralds a new lifestyle, and the pace of life becomes brisk and exciting from this time onward. Venus (November 9th) and Mars (November 13th) turn your attention towards earnings, perhaps through a creative discipline or in a field related to beauty, luxury or leisure. A Full Moon on the 25th highlights a significant professional achievement, making you visible if not sought after in your industry. The 26th can reveal a contentious situation at home or with a spouse or partner. One is just not serving the other, and you may even learn of a deception in regard to your property at the hands of another. This is an extreme example, but you should be prepared for all manner of unusual things to emerge in this period. It’s possible your residence is somehow hindering your desire to make a deeper commitment within partnership. Love has fated overtones from the 11th, the eclipses this year gave clues to this. Your’ rapidly evolving sense of identity plays a major role in the kind of person you see yourself with: as the mirror of your self image is changing, so too will the image you seek to convey through your relationship.

LIBRA: A massive financial opportunity is revealed during the New Moon in Scorpio on the 11th. The trials and tribulations you confronted during the Saturn transit of this area in 2013 – 2014 may turn up an extraordinary source of income at this time. Pluto and Jupiter positively augment developments, offering a really powerful and dynamic source of prosperity. Crucial conversations or activity on the 17th pave the way. It’s a possibility your home is in some way connected, or the financial upswing you experience at this time allows for a really positive residential upgrade. A partnership is implicated in some way. Expect the unexpected during the first week. A super sexy behind the scenes love mojo is triggered when Venus and Mars harmonize on the 2nd, indicating a sultry-secret rendezvous. Fantasy fulfillment is possible. Venus (November 9th) and Mars (November 13th) in your sign see you at the very top of your game. These transits are much more satisfying this go around – last year saw the harsh auspices of the Cardinal Cross wreak havoc on your plans. Now you have been fortified, you can use this energy to far more productive ends. See, be seen and enjoy the positive social vibrations of the Gemini Full Moon on the 25th. Venus makes uncomfortable aspects on the 14th, 23rd and 24th, so these are not your best days though a partner may bring a fun surprise your way on the 23rd.

SCORPIO: A true love connection can be made on the 2nd, when Venus and Mars combine, activating very positive interactions. You can really connect with someone through shared hopes, wishes and dreams. A phenomenal New Moon in your sign on the 11th taps into the Jupiter – Pluto trine, ensuring your success for the upcoming year. This marvelous influence is augmented by very profitable developments associated with your career on the 10th and 13th. From the second half, you’ll prefer privacy and withdrawal. Venus (Nov. 9th) and Mars (Nov. 13th) transit Libra, suggesting retreat and a period of reflection. Your imagination and intuition will be strong in this phase, and you are likely cooking up some new strategies for the upcoming year. The 17th is very positive for journaling your experiences and expressing your wishes with clarity. Issues associated with your creative expression, a relationship within a love affair or with a child can be experienced around the 26th, when a very challenging angle between Saturn (in the area of values and resources) and Neptune (self expression, true romance and children) issues an uncomfortable ultimatum directly implicating your personal affairs. It’s possible financial hardships you are contending with are hindering your love relationship or desire towards creative self expression, even having children. Use your heart’s desire as motivation to get your financials in order. A revealing tip on the 13th can point you in the right direction.

SAGITTARIUS: Venus and Mars conjoin on the 1st to set you up for a huge breakthrough in your profession. There may be a bit going on behind the scenes this month, a New Moon on the 11th impacts your house of seclusion and privacy, tapping into the dynamic energy flow of the Jupiter – Pluto trine. You conduct your affairs effectively far from the public eye at this time. The 9th, 10th and 13th are beneficial for negotiations and implementing strategies that have a secretive undertone. Social life on the other hand will be quite vibrant, with many exciting invitations and events coming your way as Venus (Nov. 9th) and Mars (Nov. 13th) enter Libra, stimulating connectivity with others. A Full Moon on the 25th brings a culminating moment in a partnership. A challenging t-square formation at this time sees your energy being scattered in many directions, and this development could very well push you over the edge if you are not careful. Saturn and Neptune are applying in a very tough square at this lunation, and you may really be at odds with circumstances in your residential life or with a family member. This is an issue tying back to something that precipitated in the middle of 2013, perhaps there was a residential move, and it is now being drastically reconsidered. There could be an issue with the home, water damage that can’t be adequately repaired, or someone you live with has Neptune issues – alcohol or drug abuse could feature. At this point you have to make a decision for yourself about how to proceed. It might be a tough call, but if you have over idealized circumstances the truth will be apparent now that things can no longer go on this way. Sun conjunct Saturn in your sign on the 29th will see you taking control of the situation.

CAPRICORN: Strong social and professional prospects vie for your attention this month as Venus (Nov. 9th) and Mars (Nov. 13th) come to occupy the apex of your chart, stimulating your ambition and entrepreneurial pursuits. Meanwhile, transits of the Sun and Mercury in Scorpio and a Scorpio New Moon on the 11th offer powerful social and networking opportunities. You are likely coming into the esteem of very important people in your industry and making new associations connected to your recent accomplishments. With a rising profile, you stand to connect with more successful people. With Jupiter in an auspicious position, real expansion and prosperity are within reach. The 13th features a very favorable professional turning point. You may give an interview or have your talents showcased in the media somehow. Friends with benefits (like power and money) come into the frame around the 2nd, 5th, 10th, 17th, and 24th and make valuable introductions. Really favorable meetings transpire on these dates. One caveat for November: a challenging aspect between Neptune and Saturn on the 26th will have a damaging effect on your reputation if you have failed to be completely above board in all your dealings and have upheld all your legal and financial obligation to which you are bound by contracts. You may feel weird about your self image and identity over the Saturn – Neptune phase and may seek to try out esoteric philosophies, meditation or something similar. This is fine, but bear in mind you might be impressionable and steer clear of charlatans and addictive substances. Take a time out on the 30th to collect yourself.

AQUARIUS: A very dynamic New Moon in Scorpio on the 11th brings a stunning new prospect in your career and chosen profession into the frame. An opportunity that is extended now is the successful culmination of the hard working and learning phase that permeated between late – 2012 through 2014. A business partner or spouse may be lucky for you in this phase, and may have made a key introduction or helped you get this venture on track. Developments that have been playing out in secrecy or behind the scenes – a drive to manifest something that emanates from deep within your subconscious, is also a potent force at work here. You may express uneasiness at the transformative forces at work on the 5th, but this is just a signal you are onto something big. Modifications to an existing plan make it stronger and more effective and a partner offers good advice if you are willing to hear it. Positive vibrations surrounding your academic career, an opportunity to travel or lecture, or in the realm of media, publishing or broadcast that got ironed out and initiated last month are due as Venus ( Oct. 9th) and Mars (Oct. 13th) transit Libra and the realm of adventure and far horizons. Cultural activities and exchange are favored. There could be a financial oversight that is the cause of concern around the 26th. Where Neptune has obscured the reality of your income and earnings, there can be a reckoning when Saturn enters the picture, bringing a harsh reality check if one is due. The 29th is positive for checking your facts and creating a new strategy. Pleasurable social activities and interaction, maybe even a love affair, are all enticing possibilities over the Gemini Full Moon on the 25th. This lunation ties into the Saturn – Neptune square, so you may or may not need this diversion. Up to you!

PISCES: Incredible good fortune in a relationship is possible around the 2nd, when the third stunning culmination of Venus conjunct Mars affects your house of committed partnerships, fanning the flames of romantic and erotic desire. You can truly connect with someone on a meaningful way, emotion and sexuality are integrated at this time. The Moon from your house of True Romance connects in Cancer. There has never been a time such as this to realize your most heartfelt desires for love and connectivity. The New Moon in Scorpio on the 11th sets the pace for the month. Endeavors connected to academia, teaching, media and publishing are featured, you may also promote yourself to favorable results at this time, particularly on the 17th. Mercury transiting Scorpio from the 3rd augments this very favorably, and intuition serves you brilliantly on the 6th. Venus (Nov. 9th) and Mars (Nov. 13) come to highlight the area of intimacy and shared resources. You may be pursuing capital to start a business enterprise, if so circle the dates of the 13th and 24th, which are ideal for meetings and negotiation. You have the right combination of tact and diplomacy to make a good impression at this time. A Full Moon in Gemini on the 25th from the area of residence and personal life falls into a dynamic t-square connecting to Mercury conjunct Saturn (Sagittarius) and Neptune (Pisces). This can be a very contentious time for you personally as rivaling energies across your home/professional axis can really exert pressure on your sense of self, identity and ultimately feelings of personal security. Any t-square does, on the other hand, present an opportunity through crisis, and a professional offer that comes in on the 29th will require quick action, so don’t get too bogged down in this.