Stargazer November Forecast – Turningpoints

Enjoy a complimentary copy of the extended monthly horoscope for November by joining the Stargazer mailing list, thanks!

Stargazer Weekly Forecast and 2018 Astrology guide and horoscopes available to members -> sign up here!

STAR SCOPES (BY SIGN)

april2-copy   ARIES March 20 – April 19
Chance of cloudy, partial thunderstorms this month, as Mars sends vexing influences over from your area of partnerships, intensifying your relationships with others. The 4th, 19th and 1st of next month can all be contemptuous and your temper can get the best of you. Turning points and a dynamic atmosphere is present. Paradoxically intimacy is highlighted and flourishes with beautiful developments on the 13th, 16th and 21st especially. There is a push – pull dynamic as you adjust to a new flow in your relationships. The New Moon on the 26th spells it out clearly. Events on the 12th and 22nd are significant and provide awareness. Journeys and travel could feature this month, but expect delays or changes of plan in December.

may2-copy   TAURUS April 20 – May 20
It remains a busy month for work, but partnerships are very much emphasized. The New Moon on the 18th is quite powerful and illuminates a new chapter in your love life, featuring someone very important to you. Romantic energy is already enhanced by the 8th, and you’ll find others are more receptive to your advances. The 16th and 21st are positively magical for deepening a bond or taking a commitment to the next level. Circle the 13th, the most wonderful day of the year, highlighting your union and how far you can take it. A serendipitous meeting may transpire. Watch out for an issue with your career interfering with the progress you are making at home around the 19th. A vexing situation on the 19th could be problematic at work for you.

june2-copy   GEMINI May 21 – June 20
Mars stimulates your area of self expression, making this an ideal period to move forward with personal and creative projects. Venus’ lingering influence though the first week of the month puts you in the pleasure zone. You can make a long term commitment to a person or project on the 3rd. Work is also emphasized and you will likely be making big strides on the job, the 13th and 16th really stand out, and highlight the creative potential in a new position. New Moon on the 18th reveals the details. Stunning financial indications are in play on the 21st and you can (and should) really negotiate for what you are worth. A long term commitment remains in frame, and it is through a relationship you may see the realization of a cherished dream around the 11th. This story has been playing out for about a year, and it is possible you met this person in a group environment or through friends. The 25th and 28th are ideal for articulating your feelings.

july2-copy   CANCER June 21 – July 22
The Scorpio New Moon on the 18th continues to send signals that it’s time to engage a creative outlet or get after a personal desire for recreation and love. The 13th is among the most pleasurable of the year, and the 16th and 21st are also very stimulating, urging you to connect deeply with your partner. Venus illuminates this area brilliantly from the 8th and you will be in the sweet spot. Enjoy the good vibrations, and if you are still on the lookout, use that New Moon on the 18th to send a message to the universe to attract your true love. Mars (from October 23rd) is providing a more contentious climate within your personal and domestic life and you may be dealing with very personal issues in this period as well. It could be that family members are a source of frustration, or that there is some upheaval within the home. In some cases you are going back to the roots of endemic issues that have been present since your childhood, and there can be some psychological land mines that get triggered in this phase and require some kind of therapy, reflection or remediation to be dealt with. Such issues can rise to the surface swiftly around the 19th, pay close attention to the feelings that emerge on this cathartic transit, as they will reveal much to you in the ways in which old attitudes are holding you back from the attainment of something genuine in your partnership.

aug2-copy   LEO July 23 – August 22
Venus joins Jupiter in your area of residence this month to bring really good vibrations to your domestic environment. The 13th and 16th are extremely positive to acquire objects of value and beauty that will enhance your home and offer peace within it’s walls. A move or change can be put into motion on the 18th. Upgrades are possible. You get news around the Full Moon on the 4th that all the hard work you put in during April and May are paying off. While you’ll enjoy the prestige you gain in this period, your attention is turned to more personal and familiar topics. Children and self expressive activities occupy your time for the next 2 months with a long range endeavor taking root around the 11th.

sep2-copy  VIRGO August 23 – September 22
This month will require a balance between your work and social obligations. You may be doing very well at a money making endeavor but required to split your time with friends and companions. There is a busy if not hectic quality to daily life that will ultimately be exhilarating. You can really enjoy love and companionship on the 9th, 13th, 16th and 21st as harmonious vibrations make it possible to deepen your connections with others. A housing matter culminates positively on the 11th. It’s likely taken years to see the improvements you have sought, and it is in this time you may find the resources are averrable to make a residential dream come true. The next phase (beginning next month) is about cultivating you personal gifts of creativity or starting a family, so you are going to need a strong base to rely on!

oct2-copy   LIBRA September 23 – October 23
Very exciting social opportunities are present and this is a good time to catch up with people you may have lost touch with over the prior, very busy phase. A lot of effort and energy is still required to make the most of financial opportunities, a trend that lasts through next January. A lucky break on the 13th signals a creative opportunity in your profession is unfolding. The 16th is a time to put your inspiration to work for you. A romantic or business relationship continues to escalate, or exciting prospects can emerge between the 3rd and 11th. A sense of stability and commitment offers you a feeling of incredible satisfaction, especially if this road has been bumpy. The Full Moon on the 4th allows you to seal the deal on a commitment. Watch out for prickly situations with family members on the 19th. Everything else is going so well this month, don’t let this beast rain on your parade!

nov2-copy   SCORPIO October 24 – November 21
The Full Moon on the 4th highlights your partnerships and beautifully augments your commitments. Passionate and romantic undertones are present, and you may, with Jupiter also on your side, be making meaningful connection with a spouse, or even marrying at this time. Venus in your sign from the 8th enhances your ability to receive pleasure, and the 13th, 16th and 21st are set to be the most romantic of the year, dive in! Financial matters and energy gestating behind the scenes for you will likely divide your attention, but are worth the effort. Conversations and agreements on the 17th, 25th and 28th, particularly those made behind closed doors, will benefit the future of your finances. A very quarrelsome energy is present on the 19th, and a skeleton in the closet starts making a lot of noise, reminding you it is time to let something go. A New Moon in your sign on the 18th gives you a new lease on life. You feel great in a healing role, even if you only provide this for yourself.

dec2-copy   SAGITTARIUS November 22 – December 21
A job or assignment comes to completion around the time of the Full Moon on the 4th, or you may be realizing success with a health related matter, such as a weight loss goal. There is much to attend to in your most private life, though friends and daily life will still vie for ample amounts of your attention. Finding a good work – life balance is therefore crucial, and harmonizing the need you likely require for rest (after a very hard working phase over the last few months) while also celebrating your recent successes with associates, will be the presiding forces at work over this busy month. A creative endeavor or love relationship can really take root in this phase. You have mastered your impulsive nature through conscientious expression of maturity and can now see these matters come to lovely fruition.

jan2-copy   CAPRICORN December 22 – January 19
Your energy will be directed towards attainment of professional goals this month, and you might find yourself in a very competitive environment as you scale up the mountain of success. Steele yourself for the battle on the 19th. A goal or agenda you established about a year ago (late October) goes through a period of critical review and transformation. Socially this is a great time for you, so do carve out time for friends and associates. The 13th, 16th and 21st are all super lovely for interludes and connecting with the ones you care for. Romance can also grow in these favorable conditions, especially during the sensual Full Moon on the 4th. Personal and private matters are also coming to conclusion as Saturn winds down it’s transit of your arena of secrets and endings. A collaboration with Mercury on the 28th allows to articulate the peace you have made with yourself.

feb2-copy   AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18
A balance between your social life and finding time to develop the remarkable professional opportunities available to you this month will make for a lively period. Venus and Sun join Jupiter and many exciting offers are flowing to you now. The 13th, 16th and 21st are especially auspicious and you can make a great impression, particularly if you work in creative industries. A tough energy present on the 19th signals you are hiding something or need to release an issue from the past. A sense of surrender or release could be transformative in this vital period. Mercury from the 6th sees you in touch with all kinds of interesting people, and you can connect easily through social activities on the the 11th, 17th and 25th. An older friend imparts meaningful advice on the 28th. Home and your root base is emphasized around the Full Moon on the 4th, and it may be time to move on to greener pastures, particularly if a career opportunity has presented itself from abroad. The corresponding New Moon on the 18th signals a change of life direction, and a role as a healer or in such an industry could be on offer.

march2-copy   PISCES February 19 – March 20
Socially this is a very exciting month and this is a great time to connect with friends both near and far. A long sought after raise or promotion can come in around the 11th, the result of dedication and innovation you have employed over the last 12 months. Venus in Scorpio from the 8th genuinely enhances your receptivity to pleasure as well as romance. Traveling can generate a positive ambience for love, and you may meet someone abroad if unattached. The 3rd, 9th, 13th, 16th and 21st are all exquisite for cultivating your love connections. A New Moon on the 18th shows you the way to your future. A tricky power dynamic on the 19th affects shares finances, resources and security you build with another. Watch out for subversive tactics, events at this time can expose false friends. Your ship can be coming in professionally and negotiations on the 25th and 28th spell enduring success for you.

STARGAZER OCTOBER 2015 FORECAST ~ MAGIC + MANIFESTATION

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

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

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

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

DATES OF NOTE:

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

October 8
Venus – Virgo

October 9
Mercury Direct 0’ 55” Libra

October 10
Venus square Saturn 1 Virgo/Sagittarius

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

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

October 13
Mercury sextile Saturn 2 Libra/Sagittarius

October 15th
Mars trine Pluto 13 Virgo/Capricorn

October 16
Venus opposite Neptune 7 Virgo/Pisces

October 17
Mars conjunct Jupiter 13 Virgo

October 22
Mercury square Pluto 13 Libra/Capricorn

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

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

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

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

MONTHLY HOROSCOPES BY SIGN ~

Get the most from your horoscope by reading for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant, or Rising Sign. To learn your personal placements, visit astro.com for a free chart.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STARGAZER FORECAST AUGUST 2015

STARGAZER FORECAST AUGUST 2015

Check out the new STARGAZER video blog on YouTube, where I discuss the upcoming two weeks aspects with my friend Fiord: https://youtu.be/xUSVNLauqJ0

August packs a bit of a punch, and while there will be some positive results and returns, especially for innovative endeavors begun last Spring, our long range goals and especially love or financial arrangements can be visited by testing influences at this time. Much of this has to do with Venus retrograde, not a completely infrequent occurrence, but a challenging one for matters of the heart and forming partnerships for either business or pleasure. The retro phase allows for some pulse enhancing double and triple takes – we may get another chance on a love relationship that slipped through our fingers – and fantastic connections between Venus to Jupiter (Aug. 4 + October 25th), Uranus (Aug. 19 + September 24) as well as really passionate contacts with Mars (September 1 + November 1st) offer some really vibrant exchanges. Meanwhile the Saturn square (exact on Aug. 5 + October 10th) can signal delays or challenges within a partnership. It may also just represent a period of reappraisal, where we don’t quite know where we stand with another or even in relation to our own feelings! It’s acceptable to step back, evaluate and see what is and what is not working in our relationships. What is good to know is that relationships that survive this critical period were really meant to last. Venus resumes direct motion on September 6th.

In the context of a meaningful love connection, neither Venus retrograde or the Venus – Saturn square will be enough to derail a relationship if it is fundamentally good, but may provide obstacles in the form of separations or obligations that somehow keep a partnership from really coming together during this period. When Venus and Saturn engage, we really begin to question whether the relationship is worth moving forward with, does a relationship have what it takes to endure through the next phase of our development? This is a question we may not be able to answer until October, as the final aspect occurs October 10th, at precisely the same time as the end of the Venus retrograde shadow phase. By then Saturn is in Sagittarius and we are more tuned into our new, long range objectives. Through that time we are restructuring and determining the appropriateness and durability of our relationships, and building a new life with new ingredients in order to accommodate them.

The period from 2nd through the 7th is very pivotal, as Saturn resumes direct motion, then is promptly squared by Jupiter, Venus and Mercury all in Leo. Woah! Meanwhile, Venus conjunct Jupiter and Mercury conjunct Jupiter all insist upon a lighthearted and open ambience for exchange. Saturn in Scorpio forces us to dig deep and ensure alliances and commitments are meaningful and will allow us to transcend what we can do individually through working together. These aspects can represent poignant awareness of limitations and what we might need to release, either from within our emotional selves or through our relationships. Scorpio can have a tendency to self protective and defensive behavior when the vulnerable deeper feelings are activated, but really what Saturn is teaching and pushing us towards is revealing those emotions in order to create the profound level of trust required in our most intimate alliances.

While quite challenging, this is actually a very instructive period, if we stay attuned to the deeper message. School of hard knocks life lessons via Saturn in Scorpio can be tough, but these square aspects, and this whole first week of August will illuminate (possibly through confrontational situations or bittersweet feelings connected to a potential separation) the responsibility we must accept to take the next significant step towards maturity, security and a lasting resolution to the message of Saturn in Scorpio. Where it lies in your chart is what needs working on, and at least, with Saturn direct that work can begin now with the realizations that will likely come to light during the first week of the month. Acknowledging our personal limitations or obstacles may feel quite prickly, and the circumstances we contend with may feel quite obstinate, but are very valuable in pointing us not only towards what we really desire, but what needs to be resolved to get there. Another note, if you are in contract or other personal – professional negotiations that need to be resolved, this month (Venus retro not withstanding) is superior to September or October, which sees a Mercury retrograde phase through Libra.

Jupiter enters Virgo on the 11th, providing a real shift in orientation which will emphasize the practical and methodical. New value will be placed on efficiency and coming up with strategies for the implementation of practices that enhance productivity and wellness. Jupiter’s expansive influence is somewhat mitigated by the narrow focus of Virgo, but from an earth sign, and coupled with the influence of Saturn in direct motion, there is the positive indication of manifesting in the material realm and seeing tangible results for our output, which has primarily been theoretical through the heavy fire sign emphasis that has predominated this year. This is a positive period in which to put our thoughts into practice, with a brilliant culmination on the 26th as the Sun and Jupiter conjunct at 3 degrees of Virgo, stimulating a year long opportunity for expansion though conscientious and meticulous attention to detail and results oriented activities.

Monthly Horoscope: (Get the most from your monthly reading by reading both Sun and Ascendant, or Rising Sign. Get your horoscope for free on astro.com)

ARIES: Fun, creativity and self expression continue to be major topics, with an exciting new chapter beginning on the 14th during the Leo New Moon. Uranus from your sign links up to the Sun and Moon and there is a great deal of excitement experienced through a love union. Financial difficulties will be overcome early in the month to set the stage for developments. The 3rd – 6th sees you stuck with monetary concerns that might keep you from engaging in desires of your heart. Incredible developments on the 15th and 19th in particular will bring back your passion and reinvigorate your trust that things will work out. Venus travels backwards in the sky to reconnect with Mars at the very end of the month, and a love relationship comes to complete culmination at this time brilliantly. You may have never known this intensity of passion! It is a rare and beautiful moment, enjoy every minute of it. A new job or health practice put in place on the 27th will be very successful!

TAURUS: Residential matters have been a topic all year, and with Jupiter about to leave this area (August 12th) you can use up your last few weeks of good luck to make a move or improvement you’ve been considering. With Venus retrograde in this area simultaneously, you may not see all the pieces fall into place until September. The Leo New Moon on the 14th is nonetheless a spectacular time to set intentions, and a connection to Uranus can bring an unanticipated, but welcome development. The 13th – 19th is a very favorable period to attend to domestic matters. Contentious vibrations over the first week of the month feature a feud with a spouse or business partner. Around the 8th matters can be reconciled to the advantage of all parties involved. Jupiter enters the area of children, self expression, and True Romance on the 12th. This offers an exceptional period for creative self discovery, love and pleasure over the coming year.

GEMINI: Venus retrograde in the house of writing, day to day life and social activities underscores a revisiting of sorts – either friends from the past come back into frame at this time or you are editing a writing project. Sun (through August 24th) and Mars (August 9th – September 25th) stimulate you to socialize and work towards the completion of your project. A New Moon on the 14th adds dimensionality and enthusiasm for this undertaking. Jupiter says farewell to this area on the 12th, suggesting attention will be turning to the domestic and residential concerns, with expansive developments on the queue over the coming year in your most personal life. A Full Moon in Pisces at the end of the month can be wonderful for realizing a cherished professional objective. Creativity and imagination play a role.

CANCER: The pressure comes off when Mars leaves your sign on the 8th, shifting the energy back on to earnings and professional goals. The 2nd, 7th, 13th, 15th and 19th are all advantageous for negotiations, interviews or preparing a budget. A sense of restriction is present over the first few days of the month. If you have a child, for example, you may realize expenses associated with their educational costs or care are going to have a more profound effect on your finances than anticipated. Otherwise a sacrifice in relation to a recreational or pleasure pursuit may have to be abandoned to make ends meet in this phase. Social life and day to day existence (these are the people in your neighborhood) get a very positive stimulation when Jupiter moves into Virgo on the 12th, joining Mercury. This is an area that comes into focus over the upcoming period. Communication and learning are enhanced. Social life will be vibrant and a continuing ed class can bring some meaningful introductions. A Full Moon on the 29th can see you setting off for a holiday adventure. This likely connects back to plans you made back in February. Bon Voyage!

LEO: The New Moon in your sign on the 14th connects to electrical Uranus, you feel vibrant and stimulated to take on a new adventure. Jupiter leaves your sign on the 12th, though Mars comes in for the first time in two years on the 9th, arousing passionate conviction and a desire for self expression. Challenges to self expression or expression of affection during the first week give way to brilliant opportunities later in the month – the period from the 13th to 19th is really divine for romantic and creative undertakings. Domestic matters can be successfully resolved on the 6th, though the 21st seems to present a final challenge. Finances are a topic of discussion from the 8th, and negotiations very successful on the 15th. You can easily win someone over to your cause at this time. Be wary of a risky financial venture on the 31st. A Full Moon in Pisces augments really beautiful developments in an intimate relationship on the 29th, a wave of ecstasy that carries you right through the end of the month and into September.

VIRGO: Mars joins the Sun, Mercury and Venus in your house of ethereality, closure and privacy, and more than ever it’s time to tune out the needs of others and focus on your rest, reflection and personal restoration. The New Moon on the 14th is the perfect time to feed your soul. Work from the inside out, detox and remove impurities by doing a holistic body cleanse, and the emotions you need to let go of will follow, and from there you feel truly rejuvenated. A good massage, even a therapist (if you need some mental flossing) can work wonders. It’s essential you clear the decks, as Jupiter is going to be checking into Casa Virgo on the11th for a full one year stay-cation. With all those other planets currently in Leo all en route your way, and the North Node set to make an appearance in October, it’s going to be all hands on deck this Fall. For now, meditate… drift away… think about what you will do with a cosmic carte blanche being handed to you. Really, think about it! You have the possibility in the upcoming phase to build up exactly the life you want, so think about what it looks like and imagine it in picture perfect detail. The Sun conjunct Jupiter in your sign on the 27th is the perfect moment to put it all in motion. Double whammy luck if your birthday is on or close to this date! The Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th can bring closure or a brilliant culmination in a partnership. Tap into your heart’s desire.

LIBRA: It’s a more reflective month as Venus retrogrades in Leo, and Mercury (August 8th) the Jupiter (August 12th) move into your house of endings, secrecy and private affairs. Action is taking place behind the scenes, however a strong social urge will be experienced while Mars transits Leo, suggesting a partner is urging you to be out and about. A New Moon on the 14th signals a wonderful occasion and new friends and alliances are coming into your life. The 13th, 15th and 19th are exceptional for cultivating relationships of all varieties. Financial considerations may present an issue on the 4th, 5th or 21st. Anticipate shortcomings around these dates. The 6th is positive for linking your professional goals to a source of income. It may be a hard working phase, but you’ll see phenomenal results in November for the time you put in now. A project comes to a beautiful conclusion on the 29th. This connects back to visionary impulse you put into motion back in late January – February. Nice work!

SCORPIO: You have the ability to shed your armor this month as you begin to realize and recognize the new person you have become and seek to reveal this person to the outer world. The New Moon in Leo on the 14th breaths fresh life into your enterprise. A shift at this time emphasizes a changing tide, and the evolution of an idea or an objective into a highly successful endeavor. Coupled with the transit of Mars through Leo beginning August 9th, you still have a hard core advantage against your competitors. The 7th, 13th, 15th, and 19th are all incredibly dynamic. This is a hard working phase to say the least, though a Virgo emphasis as Mercury (August 8th) and Jupiter (August 12th) enter the sign, offering a harmonious social ambience. You are working among meticulous and thoughtful people who share your vision in this phase. This will also manifest as more opportunities to meet and socialize with wonderful events and occasions in store over the coming weeks. The Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th brings a key love relationship or creative endeavor into the frame beautifully. A serendipity of True Love and connection to destiny is possible. This will tie back into events and intuition that may have been aroused in the late January – February period.

SAGITTARIUS: A travel, publishing, media or educational goal can come into reach this month as a New Moon in Leo on the 14th opens up an opportunity for a positive new beginning. Venus (retrograde) continues to influence this area through the beginning of October and Mars from August 9th bring considerable energy and good fortune to your endeavors. Travel and reaching people at a distance may feature. The 2nd, 7th, 13th, 15th and 19th are all favorable for pursuing personal and creative goals. The first week of the month features some obstacles or a hurdle or two that must be crossed. Easy does it, a positive attitude goes a long way to avert a challenge or two. Jupiter will decamp for Virgo on the 12th, and very big developments will begin to unfold for you professionally over the coming months and well into next year. Big news on the 27th points to these exciting opportunities in store. Make a bold statement of initiative for the future. A Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th signals a change occurring in your residence, and you may be making a decision that has weighed on you over the last six months.

CAPRICORN: You might hit a financial snag in the early part of the month as Venus and Jupiter square off with Saturn. Much better news comes in during the New Moon in Leo on the 14th, which may reveal a new source of outside revenue. You can benefit from the good fortune of a spouse of business partner in this phase, or an investment you made can be profitable for you at this time. Matters within a partnership that may have had adversarial overtones last month can be resolved very positively around the 6th. This is a wonderful time for reaching agreements related to business or within a committed partnership. Mars in Leo and the house of intimacy and shared resources suggests you are working hard for it in this phase. Passion and conviction, particularly within a relationship, are aroused.The 7th and 15th are also remarkable for negotiating shared profits and revenue or making agreements, merging forces with another’s resources, with a real advantage on the 15th to go after what you want. On the 27th – you are likely to get it. A behind the scenes discussion about your profession on the 26th brings favorable input for your work. Positive aspects affecting your residential life come in on the 2nd, 13th and 19th. These are appropriate times to attend to to upgrades in the home. A Full Moon in Pisces on the 29th connects to Neptune, stimulating a very romantic and alluring ambience. It will be very enjoyable to attend a social event or go on a date at this time. Jupiter from Virgo after the 11th is amazing for expanding your influence. You feel at ease with yourself over the coming year.

AQUARIUS: A vexing influence that challenges the formation of a relationship stems from professional commitments at the onset of the month. This may tie back to endemic situations you confronted over the last two years, though a real breakthrough is possible now as Saturn resumes direct motion on the 2nd. The squares of Jupiter (August 3rd,) Venus (August 5th,) and Mercury (August 6th) to Saturn reveal the details. Better professional transits come in when Mercury in Virgo harmonizes on the 26th. A conjunction of Sun to Jupiter on the 27th can see a really amazing (and lucrative) job offer or assignment come your way. Travel, media and academic pursuits play a role. Transits of the Sun and Mercury, then Mars (August 9th – September 25th) continue to emphasize the zone of relating and partnerships. Venus retrograde though this area (from July 25th) may see a partner leave, if only temporarily, or for feelings and commitments to be reappraised over the coming weeks. A Leo New Moon on the 14th sees a shift in circumstances regarding commitments and relationships. A conjunction to retrograde Venus may indicate a reemerging connection with someone from the past, though it could equally be a bit of a love ’em and leave ’em – you’ll roll with circumstances since Uranus plays a very supportive role here, you are likely delighted at the results of what occurs regardless of the outcome. Jupiter leaves this area on the 11th, moving into Virgo and your 8th house of intimacy, transformation and shared resources – an area that is going to see tremendous revitalization over the coming months and heralding a stunning metamorphosis.

PISCES: A very significant change occurs this month when Jupiter enters Virgo and the area of committed relationships. Some of the emphasis comes off of the work and professional arena to bring a focus towards very positive developments set to occur within your partnerships. There is a massive advantage now to teaming up with another (this affects one on one relationships pretty explicitly,) and although it has implications within committed romantic associations, it also affects business partners or a team enterprise. You can find people now who fill the yang to your yin and fill in the spaces in terms of expertise and energy where you may be lacking to create a far more complete whole when you work together than separately. From Virgo, there is a suggestion that perhaps this person is a bit more detail oriented than you, and it’s likely you provide the vision and inspiration while your partner handles the more nitty gritty operational aspects. A meeting or encounter on the 27th sets a compelling new cycle into motion. A New Moon on the 14th bodes well for a new work assignment that proves both lucrative and exciting. Mars in Leo from the 9th suggests a hard working phase, but lots of progress if you stick with it. The professional rewards and advancement you desire for the work you are doing now comes in about a year, when Mars and Saturn conjunct in your house of career, status and public recognition. In the grand scheme of things, this is nothing, when you consider how significant the potential for long range success for your enterprise actually is in this phase. Baby steps, remember? Put an endeavor into motion on the 6th. A Full Moon in your sign on the 29th brings emotional and personal satisfaction for all that you have managed to achieve this Summer. Good work! An intimate celebration is in order.

STARGAZER FORECAST JULY 2015

STARGAZER JULY OVERVIEW:

***Personalized July Readings based on your chart now available. Contact stargazerastroatlas@gmail.com***

Well, we made it through the prior Mercury Retrograde and Shadow phase, (which officially ended June 26th,) which was particularly bewildering as a long and drawn out square to Neptune was pervasive throughout. Where confusion and illusion reigned supreme, we hopefully have modified our perspective and eliminated some of the delusional bits as they were pointed out to us. Neptune, and the vision/fantasy/dream it stimulates in our life right now, sees much better auspices this month, as planets transiting from Cancer connect fruitfully and beneficially, assisting our quest for connection to the elusive etherial. Dates to look out for are the (Sun) 2nd, (Mars) the 9th and also (Mercury) the 14th. There is an open and receptive quality to events and exchanges at these times, and we can tap reservoirs of deep compassion and imagination. The more abrasive aspects to Pluto (Sun) July 7th, (Mercury) 16th, (Mars) 17th, can indicate severe clashes of will and ego, as there can be very volatile and confrontational events or circumstances to contend with. As always, there is equally potential to break through if we take our ego and personal motives out of the equation and seek to do what is best for the clan (Cancer) through conscientious transformation of the structure (Capricorn).

It’s the New Moon in Cancer on the 16th that proves most pivotal, and offers equal potential for complete breakthrough or when highly contentious or challenging situations are to arise. Likely, it’s a mixture of both, and events transpiring now probably tie into the energy patterns and situations stimulated by the Libra eclipse of April 4th. Mercury and Mars are conjunct at the time of the New Moon at 14 Cancer, square the degree of the Eclipse, which fell at 14 degrees on the Aries – Libra axis. New information about the message of the Eclipse emerges here as well new pathways to explore those directives. Pluto lies in direct opposition, from 14 Capricorn, so there can be vexing and contemptuous vibrations, particularly where we are trying to break free from limiting circumstances that have restricted us unconditionally or for a great deal of time. Emotion is enhanced and emphasized, and there can be a great deal of effusive feeling (good or bad) that simmers quickly to the surface. A theme of removing one’s emotional armor can become apparent, and Neptune harmonizes the polarities from Pisces, lending a supportive spiritual awareness that emphasizes compassion to guide us during this dynamic, potentially stormy, phase of activities. Again, we harmonize with the dream and visionary to make the most of the energy available at this New Moon.

Chiron, now retrograde, also benefits from the Cancer transits, linking to the Sun on the 14th, Mercury on the 19th and Mars on the 27th. These transits signify opportunities to heal, but in a radical or renegade sort of way. Trying alternative therapies – acupuncture, aroma/chroma, crystals or other non-traditional forms of care can be very successful at these time.

Venus continues to galavant through Leo. Her conjunction to Jupiter on the 1st (21 Leo) is highly auspicious for the area of your chart lit up. Very positive vibrations are stimulated and you may turn up help, resources or another form of “good luck” that assists you in the pursuits of the house being stimulated. As it’s a once in 12 year event, (really once in a lifetime since Uranus is still in trine from Aries,) the “where” is going to provide a major asset for you over the coming year! You may have already begun to see the themes emerging during the Jupiter – Uranus trine last month. Venus comes in and offers a major assist now. It’s very easy under this alinement to just want to roll high on the energy of the good vibes emanating. A Full Moon at 9 Capricorn the same day will likely provoke a more attentive if not tenacious response. Attention to matters of business may be highlighted. Nonetheless, a fun and carefree ambience will underscore any more serious activities.

Jupiter leaves the shadow of it’s prior retrograde phase the weekend of the 11th. This will begin a chapter of fresh opportunities for growth and expansion. This sector of your chart is far from being done, as transits of Sun, Mercury, Mars and Venus will continue to activate Leo throughout the Summer months. Hopefully the Venus – Jupiter link provides a wonderful opportunity in this area, with the other transits continuing to enhance our efforts with the Leo dash of fun, creativity and self expressiveness.

On the 19th, Venus stations at 0 degrees Virgo, where it remains at through the end of the month, turning retrograde on the 25th. The retrograde period of Venus occurs every two years and lasts through September 6th. The retro phase is not considered auspicious for making expensive purchases, particularly of luxury items or art, taking vows or deepening romantic commitments, or undertaking dramatic changes of one’s appearance, particularly cosmetic surgery. Matters of the heart may be rekindled (resurfacing of past romance) or a relationship ongoing may be reconsidered, or merely set aside, if one or both of the partners need to be away for any reason. It’s a mild transit, for the most part, and does set the stage not only for two more Venus – Jupiter conjunctions, but also two more trysts with Mars. These are highly alluring and auspicious events! Meanwhile, tangent Saturn will also be in the frame, forming an abrasive square on the 14th (28 Leo – Scorpio) with two more upcoming. Duty and obligation may interfere with the connections we seek to make in these phases, though the awareness triggered by feelings of limitation can give urgency to solve the problem or resolve the obstacle Saturn is creating for us, which can be quite useful. Saturn and Venus harmonize more fruitfully in November, and we’ll see a better climate for making and cultivating commitments in relationships and for material or financial concerns in general.

STARGAZER MONTHLY HOROSCOPES:

Make sure to make the most of your horoscope by reading for both you Sun and Rising sign. You can get your chart for free on Astro.com

ARIES: This will be a challenging month for everyone, so don’t take it personally if not everyone is able to come through for you in this phase. Equally lit are the areas of home and profession, and you may find it impossible, especially around the middle of the month, to reach any accord in either. You also feel moody, and this can trigger volatile reactions. The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd sees a stunning culmination in your career or choice of life direction. A living mate or family member may display envy or challenge you at this time. If issues cannot be resolved, the New Moon on the 16th will allow for a change of residence more appropriate for your evolving needs. The 8th is very revealing of your most subconscious desire where residential matters are concerned. A romance is still on fire and the 1st sees the stunning conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the house of True Romance. Don’t tell yourself a fairy tale romance is too good to be true, because it is, though enjoy it while you can as shifting tides at the end of the month may pull your lover out of your orbit temporarily when Venus retrogrades on the 25th.

TAURUS: It’s a challenging month for all, Taurus, so if folks seem out of sorts or hard to reach, don’t take it personally. Communication and long distance travel will be the most significantly impacted for you, mid month features incredible challenges, and travel should be avoided if possible. The earlier part of the month is far more favorable, and you might try for the 2nd, when a Full Moon illuminates the zone of distant horizons. You can connect with a visionary experience while traveling, and the 8th is also auspicious for articulating your hopes, wishes and dreams through writing or poetry. Domestic and residential concerns will preoccupy you otherwise: a very positive development on the 1st (when Venus is conjunct to Jupiter, affecting your personal life) in addition to very auspicious financial conditions that allow for improvement over the first week augment significant and substantial upgrades to your living situation. A Full Moon on the 31st emphasizes your professional achievements, pushing you into the spotlight. A change of agenda is indicated when Venus retrogrades on the 25th.

GEMINI: Financial undercurrents and the divide between what’s mine/what’s your’s/what’s our’s predominates in July, with some real confrontational episodes if accord cannot be found in the division of equity or shared resources. A breakthrough – settlement, or division of property is possible. The New Moon on the 16th signals a peak of activity in this arena: you might add a source of income, only to see resources dwindling due to debt or expenditures associated with a business or personal partnership. The 15th is highly contentious. You’ll seek reprieve, and revelry though a writing project or friends could be just the right antidote. Jupiter’s last full month in the house of daily life and communication suggests you make the most of it while you can! The conjunction of Venus to Jupiter on the 1st shows you the way through. The first week of the month features some very enjoyable moments, so it’s not all doom and gloom. A strong career emphasis on the 8th and 13th in particular allow for insights or conversations that will lead to added earnings through your professional endeavors.

CANCER: July is pretty stormy by any account with everyone affected, you do your best to not make too much out problems that are not your own. The first week goes very well, with a good deal of information coming in in regards to your profession and linking to positive financial developments behind the scenes. A very auspicious meeting of Venus and Jupiter on the 1st can bring about a really incredible development connected to your earnings, savings or the acquisition of valuable property. It’s around the 6th and into the middle of the month challenging vibrations really begin to present themselves. A very confrontational New Moon in your sign on the 16th can see you at odds with a partner. Mars and Mercury combine in your sign, opposing obstinate Pluto and it looks like someone has their fight face on. Neptune sends in some supportive vibrations, easing your nerves on the 8th and 13th. Try tuning into the bigger picture when these occur. Like everything, no matter how entrenched the challenges are at the time, all things come to an end eventually. Venus retrogrades in Leo on the 25th slowing earnings to some extent, though Mercury steps in around the same time, so finances continue to be a topic for a few more weeks. Use it or lose it, Jupiter is set to move out on the 11th of August.

LEO: Venus and Jupiter conjunct in your sign on the 1st, you feel vital and generous, especially with a loved one. The first week of the month is very satisfying in regard to love and friendship. Behind the scenes and in your most private life things may get a little stormy. The period around the New Moon on the 16th is very contentious, particularly where a secret may come to light that exposes a very inconvenient truth. It’s also possible a health matter surfaces now quite unexpectedly, or there could be friction in your work environment. Perhaps a colleague has been acting surreptitiously and the exposure of these actions affects you personally. Venus retrograde on the 25th bring Venus back to your sign next month. The Sun and Mercury both enter your sign on July 24th bolstering your efficiency and invigorating your spirit. Jupiter complete it’s passage through your sign in the coming weeks, use your good fortune or lose it! Saturn back in Scorpio may see reemergence of a residential issue you had thought was resolved. This issue will be sensitized around the 14th and 26th, with resolution in store next month.

VIRGO: A secret, sultry love affair may be on July’s agenda when Venus and Jupiter combine beautifully on the 1st of the month. A friend may make an introduction to someone that feels like positive serendipity. Events on the 8th, as well as a Full Moon in the house of True Romance conjunct passionate Pluto on the 2nd also bode positively for engaging in a pleasure pursuit. Venus makes a brief transit of your sign from the 19th, going retrograde on the 25th, so you’ll feel oh so smitten… Not quite yet Virgo, seems like there is some thing or some one not quite ready to join your team. Mid month features some pretty confrontational episodes, might be your crew doesn’t see eye to eye with you on your new love interest. You might have some explaining to do, or not! Your choice, and you still benefit now more than ever from reflection and privacy, though a lot of social invitations likely come your way this month as well. You can choose to take it or leave it on the New Moon on the 16th.

LIBRA: Completion in the domestic cycle comes over the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd, tying back to events late last December. A residential move or shift of some sort occurs, possibly for the sake of a career opportunity that comes to fruition mid month. An intense dynamic is at play in your professional sphere, which requires incredible finesse to deal with. Personalities or situations you have to contend with can be volatile, particularly around the New Moon on the 16th. A dark mood on the 14th affects you personally, keep busy to mitigate the blues. Set the record straight on the 16th – the plans you put into motion now set the agenda for the next 3 months. Professionally there can be a significant breakthrough, you have to leave something behind to make the most of or engage this opportunity fully. Intuition will guide you on the 8th, tune into a vision for the future. The Full Moon in Aquarius on the 31st will bring more cheerful vibrations. A creative project or time spent with chidden elevates your spirits considerably.

SCORPIO: Mars from Cancer infuses you with passion and drive, but mid month sees some very contentious vibrations as Sun opposite Pluto (July 6th), Venus square Saturn (the 14th) and Mars/Mercury opposite Pluto (the 15th) make it pretty hard to hear yourself in the crowd. You may or may not notice of course. This is the last full month of Jupiter in Leo, and coupled with the transit of Venus, and a sparkling conjunction between them on the first, there’s a use it or lose it quality this month that will make you want to tune everything out and focus on the incredible developments taking place for you professionally. Sun and Mercury move into Leo on the 24th, roll up your sleeves and get to it! Saturn back in your sign helps you tie up any loose ends, and also gives you a healthy dose of seriousness and endurance you can actually really benefit from in this hardworking phase. A Full Moon towards the end of the month pulls your attention to your domestic sector, and you may be seeing some movement here. Venus retrograde on the 25th sees that you may be generating less revenue over the coming weeks, or that an enterprise may see shifts in personnel. A strong female figure would be the most likely to move on from the crew in question. Love and relationships always seem to suffer to some extent in this period, and while there might not be a change of heart, there can be separations due to circumstances.

SAGITTARIUS: There may be some conflicts this month with a spouse or business partner regarding shared sources of revenue. Disagreement stems from distinguishing the division of what is mine, your’s and ours. These themes resonate as soon as the Full Moon on the 2nd, bringing closure to a personal financial matter, with clashes upcoming two weeks later, during the New Moon on the 16th. If you have debt that needs to be resolved this can manifest in an unwelcome call or correspondence from a bank or credit card company, as well. You can mitigate a financial catastrophe well in advance by keeping up with your bills and having something set aside to cover any shortages that might occur in this period. There will still be several reasons to celebrate this month. A luxe vacation may be in store around the Venus – Jupiter conjunction on the 1st. A Neptune influence is present, so a sea side resort would be appropriate and offer very pleasurable recreation, particularly if you are traveling with a loved one. Venus from Leo sends lovely vibrations, a trend that endures through the 19th, when it enters Virgo. Use it or lose it! This is the last full month of Jupiter in your sign, and you still have brilliant auspices right now to put a personal endeavor into motion.

CAPRICORN: There are some pretty contentious forces at work this month, potentially tying back to issues that surfaced in a relationship at the beginning of the year. Set your intentions squarely at the time of the Full Moon in your sign on the 2nd. A close alinement to Neptune suggests you tune into the vision you really want for your life in this phase. An intrinsic sense of serendipity will bring ease and relaxation of your essence. Really trying energies are present around the time of the Cancer New Moon on the 16th, as the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars oppose Pluto in your sign. Dynamic forces at work here can bring heated argumentativeness into a partnership or with an open enemy or fierce competitor. Uranus is close enough in range at the time of the New Moon to still present a certain X Factor. Also look to your chart for the precise date of the opposition of Mars to your Sun or Ascendant. This will be a very sensitive transit that affects you quite personally. The 14th sees the square of Venus to Saturn, and a dour, depressive mood prevails. It’s choppy waters out there for sure. The first week, on the other hand, has some really marvelous influences. A Venus – Jupiter conjunction on the 1st sets a really positive tone, and can bring fourth a really excellent source of revenue for you, if not deepen the bond between yourself and a lover. Communication on the job through the 5th will be very good, and negotiations and discussions go very well. Venus retrograde from the 25th suggests a slowdown or period of reappraisal of a business partnership or romantic relationship.

AQUARIUS: You’ll move into a more hard working phase in July, as numerous Cancer transits including the Sun (June 22,) Mercury (July 9,) and Mars (June 25th,) signal your attention is shifting to matters of health, life management and productivity. Some challenging alinements to Pluto mid month, around the time of the Cancer New Moon on the 16th, may suggest someone is working behind the scenes to undermine the efforts of yourself or your team. It is possible a secret emerges in this period that has a negative effect on the productivity of your workplace. Very positive indications at the beginning of the month, on the other hand, favor a relationship as Venus and Jupiter connect in Leo. This could mutually factor for a love relationship or a business partnership. With Venus and Jupiter involved, there is more than enough to go around, and you are best advised to use it to your advantage. People just want to help you in this phase, and their motivation is genuinely altruistic. It’s a brilliant opportunity to connect with love and generosity. All is hunky dory with more good news coming in until the 6th. With Pluto involved in contentious aspects for the upcoming weeks, it’s equally possible that global financial issues are at odds with your agenda, and that a feeling of forces at work much bigger than ourselves will likely present obstacles for everyone. Enjoy the good stuff the best you can! A Full Moon in your sign on the 31st brings a wonderful personal culmination six months in the making. Being at ease with yourself puts you at ease with all that surrounds you.

PISCES: The first week of July is very advantageous for making the most of opportunities connected to work and profession. A Venus – Jupiter conjunction on the 1st can bring a significant and lucrative offer of employment. Harmonious contacts through the 5th allow you hash out details and negotiate for a fair salary. Mars enters Cancer (June 25th) activating passion towards creative expression and romantic encounters. Mercury also transits this area, indicating a great deal of communication and energy is flourishing your creative longings at this time. Tough alinements to Pluto around the time of the New Moon on the 16th suggest a group of friends or organization you work with feels threatened by your independent expression, or unsettled with your choice in a romantic affiliation. You can take or leave the opinions of others, the emphasis on following your inspiration and personal power is very strong in this phase. Look to the 1st and 8th to make choices about your life that require both compassion and conviction. Intuition will also feature largely on the 13th. You can tap right into the heart of your desire. A Full Moon in Aquarius on the 31st sees a need for withdrawal from external demands. Venus retrogrades on the 25th, suggesting a period in which you will be redefining your work and professional goals.