JULY FORECAST

THE HANDS OF FATE…

Eclipse season unfolds with no shortage of dramatic events and surprising changes or revelations. Three upcoming eclipses (Cancer July 12th, Aquarius July 27th and Leo August 11th) shake up the foundations and speed up the trajectories of storylines initiated last August as well as over the first 6 weeks of 2018. The atmosphere is highly dynamic and ripe for immense breakthroughs, and if there was ever a month to make sure you get enough rest and drink enough water – this is certainly the one.

The predominant energy stimulated throughout July is that residing on the Fixed Cross, and those with planets or angles in the early degrees of the Fixed signs in particular (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are the most directly effected by this. There can be a great deal of tension and urgency within this configuration, and security issues are particularly a priority throughout this volatile period. Underscoring this fortuitously is the Sun – Jupiter – Neptune Grand Water Trine, which offers emotional assurance and confidence to deal with whatever comes up. This aspect is felt most strongly over the first two weeks and is very much enhanced when Jupiter resumes direct motion from 13’ 21” Scorpio on the 10th.

Having been retrograde since early March, much of the progress that has been made over the past few months likely took place invisibly, since this process unfolded deep beneath the surface, requiring the integration of resilience through some manner of psychological inquiry and transformation. To the extent you have successfully managed to confront your innermost desires and even fears, as well as embraced your personal power, Jupiter direct will provide a sense of assurance and confidence to make huge strides over the upcoming months.

Reclamation of your individual inner strength has been possible during this period, and examining how far you have come since last December will provide insight into how extensive the catharsis has been for you. Jupiter – Scorpio requires the emancipation of the ego, in order to dig down into your darkest truths and honor them, the scarier the better. (Examining the placement of Pluto in your chart can also be useful here.) Where you may have not managed to confront these aspects of yourself yet, they will likely come flooding to the surface, seeking quick and rapid release when Jupiter goes direct. In any case, the 10th is highly potent for conducting healing and esoteric magic.

Saturn and Uranus are also moving into a harmonious alignment, which will be strongest from mid August through mid September. Uranus is pushing innovative approaches within the material realm, how people earn and use resources are the basic themes. Developments such as the sharing economy would be one example of a greater social transformation that reflects this energy. (Cryptocurrency assets, as I have mentioned previously, are another such example, but in such a volatile state of transitioning into main stream acceptance, they remain a less reliable indicator – so far – of the potentials expressed by Uranus in Taurus. Potent auspices at work this month may weigh in with some incredibly interesting developments.) Saturn from Capricorn seeks to stabilize these changes, and integrate long range strategies that enable new approaches.

Venus from Virgo (beginning on the 9th) offers a helping hand, particularly from the 11th – 14th when productive activities reinforce potentials for success in the material realm. Clean living, exercise and anything that enhances effectiveness pays off big time this week. Handling details and organizational matters associated with any sort of enterprise is especially favored now.

Eclipses will of course provide the major punctuation marks – and Nodal activations stimulate trajectories forward (North Node – Mercury July 4th, Sun July 29th) while also serving reminders of what is over, done and dusted (Mars to South Node July 21). There is a work in progress feeling to these configurations, however, with both Mercury (July 26 – August 19th) and Mars (through August 27th) in retrograde, indicating there are still a few kinks needing to get ironed out before taking that step forward. Nonetheless, there will be some major developments in July, be ready for anything and take any and all opportunities in stride. It may take a little longer to get all the puzzle pieces into place, but these are once in a lifetime opportunities!

HAPPY ECLIPSE SEASON!!!

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**Please note: I am putting weekly horoscopes on hiatus while I prepare for a big event later this month. Patreon Subscribers will still have access to a weekly overview and the daily aspectarian with transit descriptions. Personalized reading services are also available to subscribers. I will continue to drop by for monthly forecasts and will be posting on Twitter @stargazerastro**

STARSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19

Mercury slows and then retrogrades in your area of pleasure, self expression and romance. You could start having second thoughts about a whirlwind love affair or someone long forgotten lands back in your orbit. A mild eclipse in Cancer on the 13th signals a change of guard is coming. In about six more months, you are going to find yourself far more involved with your family and personal life, and pulling back from public life and professional objectives. Meanwhile, a work project or new position is going incredibly well, leading to advancement now (the 22nd and 27th are starred for good news) or at the beginning of next year. As Mars retrogrades, you connect with old associates, perhaps rekindling old dreams that never came to fruition. A financial turnaround from the 10th lifts your spirits.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20

Home and professional matters come to a head this month as aspects of both seem to completely unravel. Mars retrograde in the arena of public profile and profession coupled with Mercury retrograde in the arena of private life and home whip up a perfect storm of trouble, and could easily turn your world on its ear. Love comes to save the day in the meanwhile as a benevolent Venus transit in your house of True Romance couples with Jupiters’ direct motion in the arena of partnerships, smoothing the waters and clearing any obstacles to satisfy your hearts’ deepest desires. The 14th is a great day to commit and highly pleasurable vibrations on the 22nd will remind you why you did. A Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on the 27th is the last nail in the coffin on a professional path that is done and dusted. If you’ve been waiting for a signal to jump ship, the time is ripe.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20

Retrograde Mars can bring old friends back into the fold, an encounter or reunion on the 21st could turn out to be a real blast from the past! As Mercury enters shadow (and retrogrades from the 26th) this quality is enhanced, with a lot of lost connections resurfacing and ideas you may have scratched being reconsidered. Home could be the scene of some really romantic encounters. Love is emphasized on the 14th, 22nd and 27th. These are also lovely times in which to beautify your environment. Earth tones can bring a harmonious Feng Shui and break up stagnant energy fields in the home. You get a nice dose of motivation for creative self expression or writing from the 23rd, and an idea you get on the 28th can plant the seeds for an amazing project you’ll likely work on for months. A new financial plan you put into place during the eclipse on the 13th could yield dividends in about 6 months. Plan carefully and trust your intuition.

CANCER June 21 – July 22

A partial eclipse in your sign on the 13th signals changes are coming up on the road ahead. Although you won’t see the North Node shift into your sign until early November, your life is going to undergo some very significant transformation over the coming years, and you begin to get clues of that now. For now the evolutionary drive is towards establishing your personal values and earnings. Fantastic opportunities are revealed on the 4th and 29th that point you in the right direction. Meanwhile, events on the 21st and 27th suggest a shortfall in your shared and outside income sector that will remind you precisely why you require self reliance. Mercury in shadow leading up to a retrograde period on the 26th also influences this area so this story is going to play out for a few months. By September, the issue is settled. Socially this is an exceptional period, and spending time with those you can share daily pleasures, creative and intellectual activities with is highly favored. The 11th, 22nd and 27th sparkle with excitement and these are the best dates to accept invitations or entertain.

LEO July 23 – August 22

It’s a very beguiling month although there is pleasure to be found if you really mine for it (the 11th is pretty sweet). Complex energies are in abundance, especially in relation to partnerships, where a situation seems to be sliding backwards and taking you with it! A Total Eclipse on the 27th resonates Februaries’ themes and again presents a period of sweeping change and decisions made in a heartbeat. This one has some real fire in it, Mars is conjunct the Moon and there will be drama! Uranus also squares from Taurus. Talk about keg fire, bring your marshmallows! Normally, events that transpire now would be irrevocable, but with Mars retrograde, it’s not unlikely that it doesn’t completely coalesce until the end of September, when Mars comes back to 4’ Aquarius. July 4th and 29th are moments in which very meaningful insights and self awareness are possible, and during which you can assert yourself effectively. Mercury prepares to retrograde in your sign so it may be a tricky phase this and next month to articulate or even fully comprehend your motivations. Venus in Virgo from the 10th turns up the luxe factor and you can indulge a little as extra earnings, perhaps from a creative venture, pad your pocketbook. Be discerning on the 24th, an enticement is not what it seems regardless of how appealing it seems in the moment!

VIRGO August 23 – September 22

Venus touches down in your sign on the 10th, bringing a celestial goody basket which will potentially mitigate the slow down at work. Jupiter direct at the same time generates a harmonious ambience for social activities, and enticing contacts on the 11th and 22nd are fantastic for attending get togethers and otherwise enjoying the company of your friends. Mercury also slows, and will occupy your area of secrecy and endings through the first week of September. Something you want to let go of you can’t quite shake off as quickly as you’d like, and you do well to mine for buried treasure in your subconscious by consulting a trusted psychic or even a therapist. The 4th and 29th are great for getting to the bottom of deeply rooted personal issues. Releasing these literally sets you free. Events on the 21st not so much, as a work or health issue resurfaces and demands your attention. A very intense eclipse on the 27th reinforces this, and there could be an ending here, if not during the last week of September.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23

Relational dynamics continue to go to and fro, and although you do continue to have breakthroughs with your groups, a misunderstanding could derail a project temporarily while Mercury retrogrades from the 26th. An exciting professional development around the 5th brings a turn in your fortune by the time Jupiter resumes direct motion on the 11th. Professionally you could be enjoying the limelight or accolades for a success. You’ll be happiest doing so from a remote location, or working behind the scenes on a top secret project. The 14th, 22nd and 27th are all beneficial for this, as well as just getting in some good rest if you require it. A vexing issue within a love relationship (and one you might be trying to shake off entirely) comes back out of the woodwork around the 21st. The eclipse on the 27th represents a period of incredible volatility, beginnings and endings transpire and life can change in a heartbeat under such auspices. With Mars retrograde, it would seem something remains unfinished before an important conclusion can be drawn at the end of September. Intensity crescendos up until the end of the month, when Mars crosses the Sun and Uranus.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21

This can be a really rocky one, as full on retrograde Mars connects to the Lunar Eclipse on the 27th, in a tense aspect to unpredictable Uranus. Those dynamics at the end of May come back to roost, and it could be in this period you make an out of the blue change to your living situation, even if it means moving somewhere you lived before, maybe even back home for a while. You get another reminder of where you are feeling most “stuck” on the 21st. Use these feelings instructively to uncover what you need to release. The time will come to do so soon enough. Professionally you might feel yourself switching gears, and reconsidering your course, especially towards the end of the month. An enterprise isn’t quite ready to take off and needs another work through before it can be implemented. Friends are supportive and rally to your side, the 11th, 14th and 22nd are all good for planning activities and occasions. Jupiter direct in your sign on the 10th is a saving grace, and what ever should come or go in this period, you feel optimistic about the future and all it holds.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21

Mercury slows it’s orbit in the area of great escapes, adventure and higher learning, suggesting travel plans could hit a hitch. Anticipate delays until the second half of next month. Mars is also moving backwards and in slow motion, amplifying the sense of going back in time. This will be especially evident on the 21st, as you get reminders you need to unstick yourself from a situation. Easier said than done… Venus in Virgo from the 10th elevates your public profile and gets you in front of the people who can help you succeed in your chosen profession. The 11th, 14th, 22nd and 27th are all exceptional for career development and making a good impression. These opportunities open doors and pave the way for enduring success when the Sun and Mercury pass through part of the zodiac in September. The Aquarius eclipse on the 27th can intensify your desire to break free from a certain limiting situation, and the exact outlet you are seeking could present itself on the 29th. Be ready to jump.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19

A partial eclipse in Cancer on the 13th could signal big changes in your relationship status over the coming 6 months or even year. Pluto opposes the Lunation, so events have fated and intense overtones. Jupiter and Neptune meanwhile provide a more amiable ambience, enhancing good feelings and romance mutually. Venus in Virgo from the 10th adds a very sweet and loving atmosphere. The 11th, 14th, 22nd and 27th all provide positive opportunities to develop your bond with someone, especially if you are able to travel or are working on a publishing or media project together. Some financial challenges could be present over the 21st or 27th, as a source of income could be coming to an end. This will swiftly be replaced by fantastic avenues of growth through shared resources or an investment coming your way. The details emerge on the 4th and 29th. Mercury retrograde in this area from the 26th could curtail negotiations for a few weeks, an issue with a contract or agreement will have to be scrutinized.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18

This will be a very dynamic and transformational period for you. The angles of your chart are alighted and an intense eclipse in your sign on the 27th signals life altering changes are in store. Since you can’t really anticipate or maneuver the outcome in this period, it’s best to go with the current of the tide of events. For now trust that the universe is moving you towards an important evolutionary goal post. Signals and events on the 4th, 21st and 29th have fateful undertones and remind you, even if the land scape seems chaotic, that you are headed in the right direction. With Mars still retrograde in your sign, things may not all fall into place until late September, when the action planet, in direct motion, again conjuncts the degree of the eclipse and matters resurface and progress can be made. Mercury will retrograde in the arena of partnerships from the 26th, eliciting a period of withdrawal or reappraisal of your important one on one alliances. This impacts both professional and romantic relationships, and people from the past can have a tendency to reappear during these phases, usually to settle unfinished business.

PISCES February 19 – March 20

A partial eclipse in Cancer on the 13th can stimulate developments and rapid changes in your love life. Mars retrograde suggests there is a fleeting quality to romance now. Very romantic currents are heading your way, especially on the 11th, 14th, 22nd and 27th. Could be a mixed fortune? Better prospects or the opportunity to more fully develop a relationship with someone you meet now will emerge a bit further down the road, but there’s no reason to hold back or delay where feelings are mutual and bring positive mojo into your life. A job or assignment you had thought you were going to get could be put on hold as Mercury slows for retrograde on the 26th. The vibe where you work could be a bit downbeat, making this a good month for travel or more recreational activities if it’s possible. There could be a great deal going on in your personal life in particular around mid month that requires quick thinking and your undivided attention. What occurs is dramatic and dynamic, and potentially signals an ending. With Mars as well Mercury out of phase there could be some delays. A work matter is beautifully starred on the 29th, a lucky break or compelling new team member gets your crew back into action.

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Weekly Forecast 5/13-5/19

NEW WORLD ORDER

Events this week do much to set up the prevailing themes of the next six months, with a New Moon in Taurus (Tuesday) and the ingress of Mars (Aquarius) and Uranus (Taurus) forming a square midweek immediately after changing signs. Due to the upcoming retrogrades of both, this aspect occurs again in September, thus what is set into motion now likely does not fully materialize until this later point. The Taurus Full Moon in 6 months time will be conjunct to Uranus exactly. This week offers strong signals as to what the new world order will hold, and what in your own life is shifting to make room for it. Allow for an extended period of adaptation. The choices made in this critical period have a stronger than usual bearing on the future. (Incidentally, retrograde Jupiter is also currently transiting the degrees it will return to in September, upping the ante on current developments.)

It may be enticing under the dynamic and disruptive influence of Mars square Uranus (Wednesday) to jump the shark and go charging in guns blazing, but the message of the retrograde shadow phase (beginning Saturday May 12) is to take it slowly and allow for reversals. A triggering event sets much into motion – albeit slow motion. Mars moving at this measured pace means less energy to work with, as well as lower drive and even reluctance. The New Moon connects to both Mars and Pluto, making for a gritty and determined atmosphere. Power to persevere is the theme for the next month. From Taurus the New Moon affirms that slow and steady wins the race.

What also comes into question is the tension stimulated by the changes that will occur in financial systems during the Uranus – Taurus transit, and whether these will serve the humanitarian objectives of Aquarius. Innovation in order to achieve this transformation is a significant driver for the transformation that is occurring at this time. For the time being, there is disorder as these issues stimulate massive recalibration of access to resources and how they are distributed (as expressed most implicitly through the transformation to digital and crypto currencies), throughout society. Look at what is going on this week conscientiously, as events now will be reflective of what occurs in August, as well as what will be advanced forward at that time. Journaling is a good way to keep track of what’s going on so you can examine it later.

Mercury races through Taurus from Sunday, conjuncting Uranus in Aries one last time before checking out. This will mark the last conjunction in Aries of these two for over 80 years. A fortuitous and unexpected development may take place, one either in the works for years, or over the recent months. Moon in Aries connects during the afternoon, so a big conversation can culminate at this time, the atmosphere will be dynamic! Expect a breakthrough and be ready to take action swiftly. Aries is NOT going to wait around for anyone.

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STARSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19
You’ll feel truly palpable shifts in the atmosphere this week. First a very dynamic lunar cycle in your sign brings matters to a head on Sunday and you can finally articulate your viewpoint after months of uncertainty. From Wednesday, you’ll feel less disruption as Uranus leaves your sign. You have been required to assert your independence and hopefully been successful at attaining the liberation you desired (though this was likely pretty difficult under the auspices of Uranus/Pluto). From here you can start to focus on developing the security you seek, though this could prove tumultuous at times in it’s own way. Taking an innovative approach or retraining in a more contemporary (tech) skill set could be required.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20
It would be easy to be overwhelmed by the incredible developments occurring this week, so stick to how you do it – nice and easy. Uranus in your sign has a sparkling influence on your personality but can also leave you frazzled. Professional developments are going through a major process of reorientation too, which you get clues about this week. The climate improves from Fall onward, but there are certain adjustments to be made and potentially some retraining is necessary to make the progress you would desire. A New Moon in your sign on Tuesday sets you on the right track. The path you seek resonates clearly and you can set a course.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20
The next two weeks are appropriate for introspective activities, as your inner vision is stimulated in this phase. Potent messages that arise around the New Moon come from your deepest subconscious and intuition. It might be the appropriate time to consult a therapist or spiritual advisor for guidance, especially if you are feeling you have debilitating connections or psychological issues tied to the past that seek resolution. Mars in Aquarius bodes well for you, and though it’s in a slow phase right now, the prospects of the future glimmer brightly. A transformative phase occurs between the present and the future you seek. Don’t be afraid to look within, as what you need to discover is right beneath the surface.

CANCER June 21 – July 22
Certain challenges come to conclusion now, as disruptive influences of the Uranus square diminish. You get more support over the coming phase with the transit through Taurus, and will benefit from exciting personal connections and an expanded list of friends and associates. Mars leaving Capricorn also takes some heat of your interpersonal exchanges, though a situation with a spouse or partner (look for clues this week) will require reorientation later in the Summer. For now at least you can enjoy less friction in the ambience. New goals come into focus, and transformation will be emphasized over the coming months, particularly in intimate or business relationships.

LEO July 23 – August 22
Very new dynamics come into play over the coming weeks and months, with an emphasis placed on critical angles of your chart and both professional and relational matters coming into play. Specifically, you will desire growth in your career, but tense associations with a partner or spouse are also going to require attention and mediation. If you can juggle your commitments you’ll come out on top, but try not to let the friction you might experience during these transitions to overwhelm you. The New Moon points to a new professional direction and gains you have made at work will make these tenable for you over the next six months. Take it nice and easy to set the stage for success.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22
There are some vexing influences afoot, and though they are unlikely to affect you too personally, you may notice discord in the lives of those around you, especially coworkers. Meanwhile there are very positive influences in store, particularly as Mercury moves into Taurus. As you default ruler, (some astrologers attribute the asteroid Chiron to your sign) having Mercury occupy an obtuse angle of you chart for so long (about two and a half months) has required continual reorganization, especially in your intimate and financial associations. You can make a lot of progress over the rest of the month, and early Virgo especially will feel the excitement percolating with Uranus in Taurus. Concerning matters regarding health or your connection to a loved one will be emphasized throughout the Summer, with a significant development now precipitating what is finally resolved in September.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Unexplored dynamics between you and another take center stage. Resolution of a domestic or personal matter is required before this one can really move to the next phase of development, and you are more likely to see progress from September onward. Meanwhile, there is a more settled feeling to your associations as Uranus moves out of Aries and ceases to have such a dramatic influence on your partnerships. Nonetheless – a completely unanticipated conversation, meeting or piece of information arrives this Sunday, that could shift things swiftly. The New Moon stimulates an intimate phase. If a relationship is getting more serious, you may decide to cohabitate in about six months time. Till then domestic life is a bit of a work in progress, especially at the end of Summer. Events now point to what is in store and where the work is required.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
The effects of Uranus in opposition to your sign has many dimensions. (If you are reading for Scorpio ascendant, this transit applies more to your relationships, for Sun there is a more personal connotation.) In one form or another, a series of events will compel you defend and/or liberate yourself, or even defend your liberty! To describe this influence is disruptive is only one part of it – what is occurring on a more psychological level is forging a path to greater autonomy and engaging deeply in a more resonant relationship to yourself. Usually, this path is clamorous and provides a challenge or obstacle, or unsettled circumstances that compel the realization of that affect. Relationships you have outgrown will phase out now on the positive side, while new ones that arise will likely have an urgency to them that dissipates as suddenly as it occurs.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
A major emphasis is developing on angles of your chart representing adjustment and learning, with work and daily life emphasized this week forward. Finding a way to keep up with your expanding role on the job could be tricky, and your schedule likely to be keeping you busy. A New Moon this week points to where you can improve your productivity, health and well being. You likely stand to gain considerable ground here, and perhaps you can find a new position that adds to your income. Friday is particularly effective for an interview or seeking a promotion. Think about where you would like to be in 6 months, and likely good things will unfold for you.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
The developing forecast will take some of the pressure off you, especially in regard to unsettled domestic situations. Where you may have contended with a bumpy ride, things can level out now. A more stable home base will enable you to pursue other passions, especially where personal projects and love affairs are emphasized. This period provides a refreshing atmosphere and seeking out that which gives you pleasure. Friday is also ideal for articulating your goals or making a decision or effort that will impact your future. The New Moon can reveal hidden desires or where creative desires may have stagnated. With Venus accenting the partnership area of your chart, love could be on the way to you shortly. Next Saturday is especially appealing.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
Mars in your sign would usually propel you to take swift action, especially where ideas or the written word can be concerned. This time though, with Mars entering your sign at a slower pace than normal, you’ll be a bit more reluctant to jump into projects or affiliations until you have more reliable information to act upon, which could take a few months. Your personal life takes center stage meanwhile, and you likely see some big developments with family or a residential matter. The upcoming transit of Uranus here will require some experimentation (followed by reorganization) of domestic matters and pushing some boundaries with those closest to you and claiming independence where you see fit. Expect some clashes, followed by a new order of things.

PISCES February 19 – March 20
Big developments are occurring on two fronts – both your conscious and subconscious are illuminated this week, and getting these to come to terms might be a bit of a challenge. Early Pisces will be the most effected, as Uranus stimulates the mental sphere and provides excitement in your social life. You might get the urge to write a book or start a blog, and there could be developments within this project over the next 6 months. Meanwhile there is an emphasis culminating in the deep and dark depths of your subconscious mind, a transit that will expose you to your secrets through mid November. Apparently you have some mining to do in your private world, and this can be enhanced through meditation or psychotherapy. Take some time to uncover the roots of habits or anxiety during this period in order to maximize your effectiveness when Mars reaches your sign later in the year.

Stargazer May Horoscope

The big news for May is the movement of Uranus into Taurus on the 15th, a substantive shift in energy fields that will endure through 2025 (allowing for a brief segue back through late Aries from November – March 2019). Primarily this transit affects material security, and as discussed in greater depth in my essay in the 2018 Stargazer astrology guide, particularly references the transition to digital currency, which has already taken fundamental steps through the introduction of crypto assets such as Bitcoin, Etherium et. al. as well as the emergence of the sharing economy and other aspects of life and livelihood undergoing the technology revolution, particularly via Blockchain integration.

Mercury taps Uranus in the last degree of Aries on the 13th, just hours before moving into Taurus. An important realization or conversation occurs in the area of your chart containing 29’ Aries, and one likely long overdue, as the recent retrograde cycle of Mercury delayed this contact for the bulk of the last few months. A real breakthrough is possible now, as the final articulation of the objectives of Uranus in Aries (liberation and independence) occurs. From Taurus, both planets will seek to bring those objectives into material form to whatever extent plausible. It’s one thing to imagine something and a complete other to materialize it, as will become evident between now and November, when the retrograde of Uranus back into Aries offers one more opportunity back at the drawing board.

Just about the same time Uranus shifts into Taurus, Mars moves into Aquarius, and the two form a tense square aspect on the 16th, potentially revealing what the long term implications are regarding the significant trends emerging over the coming decade. Love it or hate it, life as it is currently known it is about to change in very fundamental ways. There is a real dynamic push at this time – look back to initiations that occurred in the end of February 2017, during the 22’ Aries conjunction, as there is a culmination at this point that references events and directives that occurred in that time frame. This is the “finishing touches” phase of the Mars – Uranus cycle, which is prolonged through next January… because:

By May 12th, Mars settles into the portion of the Zodiac it will occupy through early October. Transiting a measly 11’ Degrees (28’ Capricorn – 9’ Aquarius) during this period, there is an intensification of the area triggered within your chart, as well as a palpable, diminished shift in inertia over the next 5 months. Retrograde cycles always indicate having to reassess an area of life through the energetic filter of the planet involved, in this case Mars – ones’ will and the way in which you assert yourself in order to get what you desire. For first decan Taurus, Leo and Scorpio, this may be an especially vexing period, as Mars applies pressure on you throughout the duration of this transit. For the signs who least like change, it becomes inevitable at this point.

Mars interacts with the South Node on 3 separate occasions during the retrograde cycle, suggesting a double karmic whammy. Something unresolved requires reassessment and reorganization in order to be reconciled. These associations can link back to prior lives and represent karmic dues that need repayment. In some cases, it you who is due repayment, and something may turn up in your favor, a gift of some kind may emerge over the course of these transits that is quite beneficial, a turn of good fortune is payback for something that occurred in a prior incarnation. De ja vous experiences during these contacts will be strong, and should remind you that you are going in the right direction, even if that direction currently feels backwards.

Regardless of the specific outcome, an area requires fresh tactics in order to manifest. Figuring out what it is involves releasing the past – objectively and subjectively. Paying off some karmic debts (or receiving your due) in this period frees you to the future, so take care of any and all unfinished business. Also, expect a loss of momentum in the area ruled by Mars in your natal chart (i.e., I have Libra rising, Mars governs my 7th house….). Check your free, personal chart at http://astro.com if you don’t know yet!

STARSCOPES:

ARIES March 20 – April 19
You feel a big shift inside you this month, as Uranus leaves your sign, moving into Taurus mid month. In some ways you’ll feel more at ease, maybe even able to sleep at night for the first time in years! There are some growing pains occurring in your values and finances meanwhile, which point to other matters of self discovery which will culminate in late Summer. Listen to the clues and insights that reveal themselves on the 1st and 19th. The New Moon on the 15th points to developing a new source of income and feelings of increased self worth. Socially this is a favorable time and you’ll enjoy connecting with like minded people throughout the month. Sensitivity and a desire to cocoon from the 20th is also indicated. Decorate and enjoy your home for the next 4 weeks. Nonetheless, you’ll enjoy even the most routine of your day to day affairs and meetings this month.

TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Spring, renewal and rebirth are your themes this month especially around the New Moon in your sign on the 15th. Time to blow out all the musty cobwebs of the old and ring in all that is new. Signals get crossed this month regarding your profession, knowing Mars will soon retrograde you intuitively may sense what occurs now is a false start. Both the 1st and 19th can be challenging as you continue to adjust to a new status quo. Uranus in your sign from the 17th brings with it a highly electrifying ambience. You may not be able to sleep (early Taurus will be the first affected,) and because you are conducting at a higher frequency than normal you have to really watch for accidents or other missteps, appliances and electricity impose a certain threat for you. Mercury also transits your sign this month making for a very busy and exciting social season. Make those calls and connect with your people. It’s a great time to attend gatherings and events.

GEMINI May 21 – June 20
There could be a culminating moment in a partnership this month, a Full Moon in Sagittarius can bring things to a head in an ongoing love affair. Venus in your sign sets a positive vibe for kindling a romance, though things can go a bit sideways on the 7th. As Uranus shifts into Taurus, you get strange signals and sensations from deep down. Your psychic head space could get a bit gnarly, you might have trouble sleeping. Mars in Aquarius from the 17th makes you more at ease with yourself. Great news arrives regarding a professional goal or potential promotion on the 25th. You could get a project or assignment that taps into your long range goals or else receive assistance in making a personal agenda come into fruition. Instincts will be strong and point you in the right direction on this one.

CANCER June 21 – July 22
Mars begins to wind down in your area of partners (or so you think, you’ll be revisiting this topic again in a few months time) in order to get shared financials in frame from the 17th. This will likely prove a false start, as everything that is put into motion after the 12th will likely need to get reworked between now and October. (Thusly forewarned, and hopefully you read through this in advance, you may wish to schedule your bigger endeavors for the more favorable and dynamic period between January and April.) Especially after June 27th, energy levels will become sluggish, and while you can still accomplish things at a modest scale and pace, this is not the most fortuitous period to begin new projects or relationships. After a retiring phase Venus will enter your sign from the 20th stimulating highly pleasurable influences and helping you develop a love bond and enjoy a period of abundance in one form or another. The 26th signals it’s time to quit or commit. Check in with yourself and see where your heart lies at this crucial turning point.

LEO July 23 – August 22
The New Moon on the 15th signals a new professional chapter for you, as the efforts you put in during the prior cycle finally pay off. Events on the 1st and 19th can be disconcerting, you may ask if your heart is in it and consider how much of a personal sacrifice you are willing to make in order to succeed. Really enticing social opportunities are featured this month, and connecting with friends and allies, perhaps collaborating on a creative project, could be a fun expression of this energy. The Full Moon on the 29th is ideal for recreation and self expression. You make an exciting contribution to a group project. From the 16th – 17th, you start to get an inkling you aren’t in Kansas anymore. Monumental shifts effecting your partnerships and career are beginning to take hold, and these will be significant to the story lines not only for the rest of 2018, but for years to come.

VIRGO August 23 – September 22
If you have been toying with the idea of returning to college or going for an advanced degree, perhaps trying out a whole new field of study all together, this may be the month things begin to percolate for you. A New Moon on the 15th coupled with unexpected and revolutionary Uranus moving into the area of higher learning could stimulate you to take advantage of the numerous online and vocational programs available and explore your options and opportunities for a new professional course, perhaps involving innovation or technology. A supportive friend could have a kind word on the 19th that triggers you to download that course catalogue or fill out that application (and actually send it in!). You remain high profile this month. Bask in the appreciation of what you have accomplished.

LIBRA September 23 – October 23
A financial review continues to be in order, and there could be a surplus on the 8th or 11th that helps you through. A New Moon on the 15th can point to a commitment with a spouse or an institution that changes your status considerably. Hash out agreements on the 25th. A fun and social ambience continues to prevail, though by the end of the month you may start to feel a bit wary, perhaps someone is experiencing a change of heart. The 26th can be especially challenging, though the whole last week can provide intuitive glimpses into what lies in store. This one plays out through the end of September and there will definitely be some detours in the road upcoming. Venus in Cancer from the 20th shines favorably on you professionally. You can earn a good reputation in this period and see positive growth over the coming four weeks. A combination of Jupiter and Neptune highlight idealism and glamour in your industry. A work project or assignment connected to the imaginative or inspirational will pay off for you in September.

SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
There is a bit more of a financial emphasis this month, and you may be merging assets in a relationship that is getting more serious or making important agreements with business partners. The 7th and 12th do not see matters working out to your best advantage and negotiations should be shelved until the 18th if possible. An exciting assignment at work on the 13th will keep you busy in the meanwhile. The 6th and 11th you feel a powerful connection to the one you love. The New Moon on the 15th could bring about an exciting development in a relationship, and Venus in Cancer from the 20th harmonizes beautifully with you. Travel could be on the agenda in the early part of the Summer. From the 17th begins a very long and potentially contentious transit (lasting through mid November,) regarding your home, property, family and your most personal life. Take notice of what’s occurring over the last few days of the month, as this is going to represent the key dynamic that requires resolution between now and the end of September.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 – Dec 21
Work – life balance is required of you this month as job opportunities compete with very exciting developments in your love life. Uranus moves into Taurus on the 16th, which has the long range effect of urging you to more independence and freedom in your work life. A theme of emancipation, perhaps working for yourself, rings crystal clear from mid month. Opportunities on the 11th, 18th and 25th will move you quickly towards your goals. Make time for relational matters, favored by Venus in your house of committed partnerships and later the Sun and Mercury. A trying moment on the 7th gives way to far better times ahead. Daily life and communication also pick up after the 17th, and you may be reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances over the Summer months. Easy does it on the 16th, as a disagreement or misunderstanding can rapidly spiral out of control. Take some “me” time during the Full Moon in your sign on the 29th, if you can. A celebration could also be in order, possibly a reunion of sorts.

CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
Mars continues to energize and inspire you to take action. The 11th, 18th and 25th are advantageous for making deals and putting plans into action. The early part of the month sees you busy at work, and there could be a creative or collaborative project at your workplace. Things could get a bit murky on the 7th, and productivity could be slow at the moment. The Mars transit lasts through the 16th. An emphasis on the love life comes in mid month, Mercury transiting the area of True Romance couples with Venus in Cancer, your relationship house from the 20th. This offers the advantage of being able to genuinely share your passions with someone you admire, and cultivate your bond through shared experiences. A challenge could arise on the 26th that calls the future of this contact into question. It may also just be time to seal the deal. Uranus moves into Taurus mid month, occupying a part of the zodiac that makes a far less prickly angle for you. You’ve learned how to deal with challenges to your persona and self image, now you can successfully integrate this new freedom you have found and allow it to illuminate your creativity and even love relationships.

AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
Venus offers a very pleasurable ambience, enhancing love connections and your creative or recreational activities. There are tricky vibrations in store on the 7th, and you really should steer clear of those who would take advantage of your better nature. A strong domestic influence is highlighted when Uranus moves into Taurus on the 15th. You sense changes are in store on the 1st and 19th, and a partnership could tie into the developments you experience at this time. Important decisions or conversations regarding your residence or close family members occur on the 18th + 25th. You can reach good agreements, sign a lease or sell a home. The New Moon on the 15th opens a door and represents a new chapter. Professionally you receive accolades that lead to a lucrative deal around the 25th. Mars begins its’ very long transit of your sign on the 16th. Knowing you have months you can use this to your advantage and take things slowly at first, exploring your options and desires.

PISCES February 19 – March 20
Your social schedule and day to day life continue to keep you in the hustle, though this is a great month to nestle in a bit and take some personal time or work on your living quarters. Be wary of testing influences regarding property and family members or flat mates on the 7th. A tricky ambience could muck up a situation and it’s better to not to come any important determinations during that time. Uranus and a New Moon mid month can get you going on an exciting new writing project. Something you collaborate with others on (a documentary? performance art show? a children’s book?) provides a lot of satisfaction while stimulates curiosity and intellectual growth. You’ll feel ready to charge ahead on the 16th. Could be foolhardy, but why not follow your inspiration just to see where it leads? From the 17th you enter a prolonged introspective phase. This will make you very sensitized, as your intuition will be elevated and your innate empathic qualities very strong in this phase. The dream world and your imagination will also hold significance. What is tricky about this one is you might just want to do your own thing for a while, and that is fine, but if you act surreptitiously and think you have a great poker face, people will see through any facade or smoke and mirrors you may try to apply to your maneuvers and you could face recrimination for deeds you thought were utterly private or personal. Basically, your ego drives and agenda is far more visible to others than you realize, and you may act out of highly subjective motivations unintentionally. Consider moves carefully.

2018 Stargazer Astrology Book Now Available!

 

2018 Stargazer Astrology Book

2018 Forecast + Horoscopes by Stargazer. Overview reading plus 12 month capsule horoscopes for all 12 signs. Topics include Venus and Mars retrograde periods, Mercury retrograde report, 12 months calendar of planetary daily aspects and Lunations (by degree and sign, includes Nodal conjunctions and squares). Full Color, 101 Pages. PDF ebook will be emailed to the address used to make payment unless otherwise indicated. Includes a free copy of Stargazer Astrology Essentials: Planets through signs and Nodes, aspects in transit.

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The 2018 Stargazer Astrology Guide and Horoscopes are now ready! From June – November of 2018, the dual influence of Mars then Venus in retrograde will slow the flow considerably. Be PREPARED in ADVANCE, and spend the time between now and then getting as much done as possible, as the time is ripe. A special report on these retrograde cycles and their influence is included in the book.

Also features 2018 Overview, Venus and Mars retrograde report, Mercury retrograde report, 2018 retrograde reference calendar, 12 months of aspects and Lunations (by degree and sign, including Nodal conjunctions and squares), 2018 horoscope overview and 12 months of horoscopes by sign. These horoscopes are just like the ones published on the Stargazer website, but you can get them now for the whole year when you get the book.

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ARIES: …It’s an important time to check in with yourself, Saturn really demands you define the objective for yourself – what is worth the effort, because it knows how much effort is really going to be required to get you where you are heading. What is worth it and what is it worth are other questions weighing on you subjectively. What do you really want to achieve? Saturn will take away everything, (well, from whatever Pluto has left anyway) to make you really determine what you want and focus on it exclusively. This is a transit that lasts through the end of 2020, to be exact, and it will be over the next few years you really define on your own terms what you are really willing to work for, shedding all superfluous ideas, projects and associations that do not serve this singular objective…

TAURUS: …Professionally there will likely be some ups and downs. Mars retrograde impacts your professional sphere and indicates you either start something you can’t finish and have to start all over again or simply start off on a whole new course, in September or October. South Node in transit here suggests this is not the area in which you will experience the most opportunity for growth, but rather are accepting the Karmic implications of what you built up in the past 9 – 18 years, and this could be particularly frustrating during the three Mars – South Node conjunctions that occur. Use those feelings instructively to find within yourself what you don’t like about your present circumstances, then plan to make changes next year, when you’ll find those constraints are lifted and you have more freedom of movement to build up the career you really want…

GEMINI: …Saturn and Pluto occupy the arena of transformation and occult matters for the next several years, shifting focus to internal and psychological issues. There can be startling revelations made through an intimate partnership, and an intense atmosphere may prevail. With Saturn in this position you are called upon to identify matters of trust and security either through a close relationship, like a marriage, or through a financial or lending institution, bank or even an inheritance. This relationship requires a lot of work and definition, and finding the middle ground is crucial now. Also in terms of trust and the entity of a partnership beyond yourself and learning to create this trust through intimacy and an ongoing commitment to a person, or in some cases a business partner or lender. There is a question and confrontation to accountability, can we rely on each other? Have we cultivated enough trust between us to endure? Saturn and Pluto will conjunct in January 2020, so this will represent a really meaningful turning point in your relationship or regarding a business merger. You may sign a significant contract or marry at this time…

CANCER: …Both Mars, which will retrograde back into your area of partnership in mid August – mid September and then Venus, which will retrograde in Scorpio in October – mid November, will feature karmic overtones and could suggest either reconciling, renewing or reviewing (or all three in no particular order!) your commitments and love relationships. As always it’s possible circumstances pull you apart and while separated you may consider where your affection truly lies. It’s really when you are separated from someone true feelings are revealed. Do you miss them and yearn for them, or do you realize you were in a marriage of convenience, simply indulging in the companionship of another human being? A period of being away could see such considerations being contemplated. This period lasts through nearly the end of the year with a reunion or commitment in store for those who have built bonds that were made to last…

LEO: …This year is going to provide some challenges in the relational realm, as Mars, due to it’s retrograde will make a lengthy tour in your house of pairing and sharing. Three full contacts to the South Node will occur, and you may feel a strong sense of being limited in your personal expression through your relationship or otherwise undergo a strong sense of nostalgia for a lost love. The dates of June 8th, July 21st and September 26th are all to be carefully observed, as these are the ones on which the transits occur. It’s not unlikely someone from your past springs back on the scene, and as you likely have an unfinished karmic storyline with this person, you might just jump in and pick up where you left off. It’s important to acknowledge the limitation of this relationship, that you are probably just resolving unfinished business, which is fine, but that equally, if you are currently in a good relationship, to entertain the notion of getting back together with this long lost love is going to have a severe and detrimental effect on the relationship you are in now…

VIRGO: …After years of struggle to get on your feet and through these trials having successfully established a secure home base for yourself, you will find a far more amenable atmosphere prevails throughout 2018. Issues with family members or finding an appropriate or permanent residence for yourself have found resolution and you are ready to embark on new and more satisfying experiences. You have provided yourself with a durable base of operations and can now expand. This could be through a love relationship that gets serious, becoming a parent, or through artistic mastery in a creative medium. The next leg of your journey will take you until the end of 2020. As Saturn transits Capricorn, you will feel more mature and readily take on more responsibility. Jupiter from Scorpio will provide assistance, helping you build a social circle with people you can express your vision and connecting you to your true love. Where relationships may have come up short over the last several years, you find yourself in new territory and can make a more lasting and meaningful connection now…

LIBRA: …This could come in the form of genuine material abundance, but it also has a great deal to with a newly found self confidence and how you have learned to value yourself. When you believe you have something important to offer and an understanding of what distinguishes you from the crowd, you can ask and expect more for what you are bringing to the table, right? Jupiter in Libra tuned you into this awareness, and now as you move forward, you can incorporate more in the form of assets and even wealth. The collaboration of Jupiter and Pluto (dates aforementioned) can indicate phenomenal success, and so much of it has to do with having relinquished negativity that may have been present through your early conditioning and learning self value. You’ll see this as early as the first few weeks of January, and very potent awards will be present throughout the year professionally, but especially in regard to income and rewards of a material nature. The Venus retrograde phase complicates this for you substantially in the final months of the year, but by December all entanglements should be resolved. With Scorpio implicated (as the ruler of your second house), your personal finances tend to be tied up with other people, and there could be situations where lines need to get drawn with business partners or a spouse…

SCORPIO: …During the Venus retro phase (October 6 – November 16) you will likely be called upon to resolve an issue from the past that was not satisfactorily reconciled previously. This is likely to be a very private matter, and the month of November looks to be best spent in reflection and tying up loose ends. A fantastic romantic and creative atmosphere prevails in December, so you’ll get there, just give it the appropriate time and space to make your endings. Venus from your sign squares the nodes, and you are currently reaching a milestone and significant turning point in your career. It could be that you have feelings to examine regarding your own self worth and image, and how comfortable you feel with the role you have taken on socially and in your professional sphere. If you are not comfortable with that image or role, you will need to correct it now and make sure it is an authentic representation of you and not a mask you wear for the masses. The aspect also demonstrates changes within the domestic realm, perhaps you have left home or are reconfiguring your personal life to meet the demands of your career and there can be nostalgia for what you left behind…

SAGITTARIUS: …The dream world holds an important key for you this year, your subconscious is vitalized and intuition is very strong with Jupiter in Scorpio. Working in guided meditation with quartz crystals and amethyst in particular can help you develop these faculties and learn to trust your inner guidance. The home environment is a powerful place to cultivate a practice and it will be very important to you to have peace in your domestic realm so that you can tune in (rater than tune out) to the vibrational energy that you are raising. A negative living situation will make you want to shut down your receptivity (because you are trying to block out the noise or toxicity of your environment) and this would be a terrible loss right now, as you have so much to gain from and experience through being completely open to the subjective realm. Jupiter collaborating with Neptune (Dec. 2, 2017; May 25, Aug. 19, 2018) really enhances your potential for a deeply spiritual and psychological breakthrough…

CAPRICORN: …From mid May, Uranus will edge off, easing the abrasive conflicts you have experienced in your domestic and personal life since early 2011. You have endured unusual conditions and unanticipated (generally unwanted) upheavals, but on the flip you have likely gained some much needed independence in regard to your property and/or residential situation, and an experimental vibe has helped you gravitate to living arrangements that feel more authentic to you. The Uranus trine from Taurus will be completely invigorating, generating just the right current of electricity to keep things buzzing and interesting, without knocking you on your ass like the Uranus square from Aries. You are starting to get on your feet again now, though this year is just a taste of what’s in store, as Uranus will spend November 2018 – March 2019 back in Aries, and then finally settle into Taurus through April 2026 after that…

AQUARIUS: …There is incredible growth and potential in the professional realm this year, though you might be doing a lot of your work and making progress behind the scenes. Ambiguity surrounding your finances, such as temporary sources of income, or vague commitments from employers or clients see some remedy, and you will find you can command bigger salaries and commissions, especially if you work in a creative, visionary or spiritual capacity. May 25th and August 19th both mark a positive influx, and you can make progress at these times. Inspiration will be triggered, and you can turn a vision into reality now, and make lucrative gains as a result. The Venus retrograde (October 6th – November 16th) could potentially have an undermining effect on your gains or progress and will likely signify a period of having to revise or regroup a professional enterprise, or during which you may reconsider your life direction entirely. By December matters resume clarity, and you can find incredible success. It turns out a few more finishing touches or a bit more effort has a remarkable upside that effects your public image and prosperity in a very positive way…

PISCES: …This is additionally enhanced by the presence of Saturn in Capricorn, since December of 2017. From it’s prior position in Sagittarius, there was a great deal of frustration, and while great growth came from that period, there is also this constant grating feeling of coming up short or not being good enough when Saturn is enmeshed in these difficult alignments to you personal planets or other chart factors. Saturn does deliberately work this way to make you strive to be better. Pisces has seen a dramatic rearrangement of priorities, and made numerous adjustments. Consider it like passing a test. Fortunately this one won’t happen again for another 29 years. You can enjoy a more active social life this year, and find that relationships are deepening and becoming very meaningful to you. You may find some relationships come to an end, and that your focus shifts down to just a few key people. People with whom you share an age difference could play a role, or you could notice there is a more mature quality present within your interactions with others…

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12 Months Aspectarian and Lunations:

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Personal 2018 overview and 12 months capsule horoscopes:

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