TANGENT NEPTUNE: UNDER THE INFLUENCE
The first week of the month bustles with activity, a pragmatic, but passionate energy is prevalent as Sun transits Scorpio and Venus, Mars and Jupiter continue through Virgo. This is a great time to take action on projects that require organization and attention to detail, as we’ll feel very productive in the days leading up to the compelling New Moon in Scorpio, November 11th. The New Moon connects intimately with the Jupiter – Pluto trine, and has powerful, expansive overtones. Meanwhile, brash Uranus in Aries forms a strange alinement called a Yod impacting the 17’ Aries/Libra midpoint. It seems whatever begins now does so quite suddenly or in a very unexpected way. There may be an astonishing opportunity to engage an innovative new course of activity. For clues think back to what was initiated last March – April. Both the Sun and Jupiter form their exact, individual quincunxes to Uranus in the days leading up to the New Moon, so news may come in on the 5th or 9th that requires swift thinking or decision making. The pace is very brisk and in some cases news or events will be somewhat startling! Get as much of the organizing and nitty gritty detail oriented stuff done as possible during the first week. Venus and Mars move into airy Libra in the second week and the ambience will become quite social, and less work oriented, unless you work in the arts, that is!
Venus from Libra makes several key aspects this month, and lovers and partners will be connecting passionately (Venus conjunct Mars) and making binding commitments (Venus sextile Saturn) in this phase. More disruptive influences (square Pluto/opposite Uranus) suggest reappraisal of these commitments and can potentially signal endings for some. The dynamics these aspects bring on can be destabilizing, but are really just meant to test to durability of our bonds. Venus – Pluto signifies a turning point that will transform a relationship, it will either deepen in intimacy or falter. The Uranus connection can be quite exhilarating. Time to try something new, maybe with someone new? Electrical and impulsive forces will be at work. It’s an exciting month for love! With Venus in play, the areas of love and finance are the foremost indicated, but looking to see the house in your chart Venus is ruler of will also reveal clues as to where you might experience activity at these times.
The Sun – Mercury cycle begins on the 17th from 24 Scorpio. It is from here we set the agenda of our daily activities for the next 4 months. This thrust of our communications will endure and see modification during the next Mercury retrograde phase (January 2016). (I will be including a deeper analysis and guidelines for using the Sun – Mercury cycles in my 2016 report.)
The Neptune – Saturn square forms exact this month, it’s possible the curtain rises on an inconvenient truth, shattering an illusion that we have for too long turned a blind eye to. This is an undertone that will affect us for the coming year, with the third, final aspect occurring (due to the retrograde periods) September 2016. Neptune energy can be quite elusive and evasive, though the reasons for this are actually far more complex than one might realize, and can be rooted in deep feelings of inadequacy or shrouded in such intensified idealism that it makes it impossible to settle for anything that exists in the ordinary world. Neptune far prefers the fantasy to the reality and would much rather create the perfect a scene in the imagination than to deal with the real flesh, blood and potential imperfections a confrontation in meatspace might reveal. This can be especially pernicious in relationships where we might keep our partner at a safe distance, just far enough away to not have to observe what might be undesirable characteristics while indulging perpetually in fantasy about the circumstances, padding the details with what we fancy rather than what’s real. This applies to any area in which Neptune is operating in your chart right now (read for your ascendant for the dirty details). There can be some anxiety accompanying this transit where we realize we have deluded ourselves about circumstances or individuals we had chosen to perceive as faultless. Beneath that gauzy and alluring veneer, we begin to see the cracks, and the extent to which this illusion has been perpetuated, the harder it will be to ultimately accept this reality.
Saturn, on the other hand is only about what’s real, and has a reputation for being tough or harsh, particularly where our deepest sense of idealism would seek to prevail. The interaction of these two, will thus be problematic where we have entertained an illusion rather than the truth. Neptune seeks to release and let everything go. Saturn is about taking responsibility and administrating over the environment in which it finds itself. Whereas Neptune represents a situation we may have idealized, Saturn is about getting serious and with these two acting upon each other some friction where we must acknowledge the distinction between fact and fiction. Neptune represents the ability to transcend, whereas Saturn tends to be the work and obligation that we are trying to transcend. It’s easy to knock Saturn, but keep in mind, it is this planet that offers security, stability and maturity. The themes of “getting real” and accepting and setting some boundaries becomes important over the coming year. In several ways, seeing the reality of a situation and removing some of the fuzzy edges from our vision can be a really positive adjustment. By acknowledging the truth of what is and what is not yet, we can get to work on materializing the vision Neptune is providing when reality comes up short.
It’s also possible something really quite lovely is emerging, that serendipity has brought forth an extraordinary and beautiful circumstance, though perhaps it is not yet tenable within your life structure. In this case this aspect will challenge you to confront this now and throughout next year to build a structure that will be supportive to this. There is the potential that the desire to obtain the divine and etherial essence Neptune is expressing for us individually will drive us to overcome a major obstacle. In this way the theme over the next 10 months can be be making the unreal or impossible into the real.
The vast reorganization required from now through next September likely stems back to circumstances that had coalesced in mid 2013. Jupiter/Cancer, Saturn/Scorpio and Neptune/Pisces sat in a comfortable trine, and developments during this period were easy to make and lent to a positive and stable emotional ambience. The the test now is to rearrange our lives around all that has happened since, to take what was learned from the highly introspective and cathartic Saturn – Scorpio phase and turn it out into the world at large. The original conjunction occurred in 1989, (if you can remember that far back, 😉 ) so something that began for you personally in that period is being triggered. To the extent we have not lived up to the visionary desires of Neptune, this period can be one of getting it together and going for it. A square aspect provides tension and frustration, but this energy creates the friction necessary to stimulate us to take action. Saturn in Sagittarius is a diamond tipped arrow, the issue with Saturn in the apex of the Nodal T-square is where you need to set your target. From November 12, 2015, that target is where Virgo (transiting North Node) lies within your chart.
As Saturn works upon Neptune, so does Neptune’s dissolving qualities affect Saturn, and it’s ability to build in concrete terms. Over the next year or so, it’s possible to feel a pervasive sense of futility in trying to organize the affairs of the house being transited by Saturn as well as in life in general. There may be an existential crisis at a very quiet, subjective level transpiring over the course of this transit, a niggling sense of “why bother?” that may hinder our undertakings. This will become most critical as Saturn squares the Nodal Axis next year, and when the South Node conjuncts Neptune in late October – early November 2016.
Unlike, say, a disruptive Uranus influence, the quality of energy expressed by a Saturn – Neptune combination is slow and pervasive. It’s unlikely a single event will send your life spiraling into disarray, rather expect a process to unfold over the next year which will require an appraisal of both the long range goals (Saturn) and the vision-inspiration-intuition (Neptune) which could provide a challenging balance act. The final aspect occurs September 10th, 2016 so it’s from here we will see some relief and resolution, though the South Node conjunction to Neptune aspect that follows in November next year indicates the need to release a heavy burden related to the Neptune issue. This can be quite cathartic, actually, especially where the negative attributes of Neptune (addiction, illusion, dissipation) are being eradicated. In the event we fought to preserve an ideal state, we may be very disappointed over what we fought for, particularly if we learn this was bull shit all along. In this way the Saturn square is very useful and instructive, it points us to our potential blind spots and gives us time reconcile our issues prior to the South Node transit, which will be far more brutal if we let those Neptune issues slide too far out of control.
ASPECTS FOR NOVEMBER:
Mercury – Scorpio
Venus conjunct Mars 23 Virgo
4th Quarter Moon 10’ 45” Leo
Jupiter quincunx Uranus – 17 Virgo/Aries
Sun sextile Pluto – 13 Scorpio/Capricorn
Mercury trine Neptune – 7 Scorpio/Pisces
Sun quincunx Uranus – 17 Scorpio/Aries
Mercury sextile Pluto – 13 Scorpio/Capricorn
Sun sextile Jupiter – 18 Scorpio/Virgo
New Moon 19’ 01” Scorpio
Mars conjunct North Node 28 Virgo
Mars – Libra
Mercury quincunx Uranus 17 Scorpio/Aries
Venus sextile Saturn – 5 Libra/Sagittarius
Mercury sextile Jupiter – 18 Scorpio/Virgo
Sun conjunct Mercury – 24 Scorpio
Neptune direct 7’ 1” Pisces
2nd Quarter Moon 26’ 36” Aquarius
Mercury – Sagittarius
Venus square Pluto – 13 Libra/Capricorn
Sun – Sagittarius
Venus opposite Uranus – 17 Libra/Aries
Mars sextile Saturn – 6 Libra/Sagittarius
Mars quincunx Neptune – 7 Libra/Pisces
Mercury conjunct Saturn 6 Sagittarius
Full Moon 3’ 20” Gemini
Mercury square Neptune – 7 Sagittarius/Pisces
Mercury sextile Mars – 7 Sagittarius/Libra
Saturn square Neptune – 7 Sagittarius/Pisces
Sun square Neptune – 7 Sagittarius/Pisces
Sun conjunct Saturn – 7 Sagittarius
MONTHLY HOROSCOPE BY SIGN:
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ARIES: Work and a financial emphasis predominates over the first few weeks. A New Moon in Scorpio on the 11th points to financial developments associated with loans, grants or a partner’s income. This New Moon connects powerfully to Jupiter and Pluto and you may be getting money to start a new business venture or increase the operations of an existing one at this time. The 10th and 17th are suited for conversations relating to money and making financial plans. Venus (November 9th) and Mars (November 13th) move into the area of committed relationships, and a partnership deepens considerably in this phase: the 13th and 24th are phenomenal for travel and making plans for the future. The adoration you receive from your spouse or partner enlivens you in this phase. The 23rd features a very exciting surprise from your sweetheart, or possibly a meeting with an unexpected, but kindred spirit. Things get easier for you after New Moon. A sense of vitality and rebirth prevail. Saturn – Neptune speaks to your secrets. A hidden or obscured matter is obfuscating your progress in your educational or publishing goals and ability to expand your influence in the world at large. Releasing a subconscious pattern of behavior is possible now and should be attended to, particularly if addiction or dependency is implicated.
TAURUS: A close relationship may be coming into focus, and the New Moon in Scorpio on the 11th is the ideal time to meet someone with incredible potential or make a commitment. Venus and Mars combine in your house of True Romance on November 1st, and an enticing affair may escalate quickly. The New Moon combines with Jupiter and Pluto, suggesting passion and pleasure feature largely into any association you might make now. Mercury in this area from the 3rd – 20th signals the lines of communication are wide open. The emphasis shifts to work in second half, and the final week of the month sees you in a hard working to burn out phase. Easy does it! You can really crash around the 20th or 23rd if you push yourself too hard. Assignments will be abundant and tap your natural creativity. The 24th sees a more moderated pace. Saturn – Neptune can speak to a dilemma in an intimate relationship. A casual attitude towards your lover or commitments to friends, networks or an organization may be inhibiting the cultivation of depth in your closest commitment.
GEMINI: A really new way of life and how you manage your health or even a new job or work assignment is due around the New Moon on the 11th. This taps right into changes you have experienced in the domestic arena over the last few months, and a significant development on the 2nd that changes everything for the better. If you recently moved or made substantial changes you reap the rewards now through increased vitality and productivity. Mercury brings in the details from the 3rd – 20th. From this place of greater stability you find you are really ready to engage in a pleasure pursuit, as creativity and romance feature largely while Venus (from November 9th) and Mars (November 13th) transit the house of self expression and love affairs. With all the Mercury retro funk well in the rear view, it’s time to take the plunge. Saturn in the 7th (committed partnerships) urges maturity in matters of the heart meanwhile, and there are good prospects on tap on the 13th and 24th. A Full Moon in your sign on the 25th points you towards a very significant encounter, and bring clues about what you might encounter over the coming year ahead. Professional challenges on the 26th give way to a new vocational direction or understanding in your career.
CANCER: A really marvelous personal development is in store around the Scorpio New Moon on the 11th, connecting with the remarkable Jupiter – Pluto trine October 11th, a creative project or love relationship is really taking off in this phase. A Mercury transit affects this area simultaneously, and you’ve definitely shaken off the blues Saturn may have left in the wake of it’s transit here in 2012 – 2014. A fresh perspective on life is possible and augmented by very positive vibrations in your domestic and personal life at this time. Here as well, the challenges of the Eclipses subside to offer a brighter and better future. Issues may get a bit hairy on the 20th or 23rd, not all the dust has settled yet. Saturn square Neptune on the 26th may see you seriously contemplating if not abandoning a concept related to education, publishing or broadcasting that has proven too elusive to realize. It’s not impossible to make this thing happen, but does require extensive modification if you continue to try for it. This ties back to events or awareness that stem back to Summer of 2013. Success is still possible, but there will be a challenge to overcome in this period.
LEO: A really positive new era begins in regard to your personal life and home is featured around the time of the Scorpio New Moon on the 11th. This ties right into the positive financial upswing you’ve experienced since August. A new job and increased earnings very likely makes a residential move possible at this time. A hard working phase comes to conclusion by mid – month, allowing for social developments and good times with friends, sibling and neighbors, with whom you wish to share in your good fortune. A Full Moon on the 25th is wonderful for attending a social event or party. A Venus – Mars conjunction on the 1st is good for making a purchase or setting new financial goals. You may splash out and show a loved one a fabulous time or purchase an expensive gift. Mercury keeps you busy with domestic matters through the 20th. After that you seek out avenues for self expression and pleasurable experiences. You can meet a compelling love interest in this phase, with a particularly interesting, if not unexpected twist around the 23rd. A harsh reality check on the 26th regarding a debt, other peoples money or disillusionment in an intimate relationship is a possibility unless you (and the one you have chosen) have been completely honest in all your undertakings. If not, extensive modification will be required to remedy a challenging situation.
VIRGO: Communication is featured this month as the Sun and Mercury light up the area of chart associated with day to day life and sharing information. Social activities and correspondence are very favorable at this time. With Mars still in your sign, your words have strength and conviction. You can make quite an impression when Venus and Mars conjunct in your sign on the 2nd, most likely on a potential partner, if you choose to. The New Moon is Scorpio heralds a new lifestyle, and the pace of life becomes brisk and exciting from this time onward. Venus (November 9th) and Mars (November 13th) turn your attention towards earnings, perhaps through a creative discipline or in a field related to beauty, luxury or leisure. A Full Moon on the 25th highlights a significant professional achievement, making you visible if not sought after in your industry. The 26th can reveal a contentious situation at home or with a spouse or partner. One is just not serving the other, and you may even learn of a deception in regard to your property at the hands of another. This is an extreme example, but you should be prepared for all manner of unusual things to emerge in this period. It’s possible your residence is somehow hindering your desire to make a deeper commitment within partnership. Love has fated overtones from the 11th, the eclipses this year gave clues to this. Your’ rapidly evolving sense of identity plays a major role in the kind of person you see yourself with: as the mirror of your self image is changing, so too will the image you seek to convey through your relationship.
LIBRA: A massive financial opportunity is revealed during the New Moon in Scorpio on the 11th. The trials and tribulations you confronted during the Saturn transit of this area in 2013 – 2014 may turn up an extraordinary source of income at this time. Pluto and Jupiter positively augment developments, offering a really powerful and dynamic source of prosperity. Crucial conversations or activity on the 17th pave the way. It’s a possibility your home is in some way connected, or the financial upswing you experience at this time allows for a really positive residential upgrade. A partnership is implicated in some way. Expect the unexpected during the first week. A super sexy behind the scenes love mojo is triggered when Venus and Mars harmonize on the 2nd, indicating a sultry-secret rendezvous. Fantasy fulfillment is possible. Venus (November 9th) and Mars (November 13th) in your sign see you at the very top of your game. These transits are much more satisfying this go around – last year saw the harsh auspices of the Cardinal Cross wreak havoc on your plans. Now you have been fortified, you can use this energy to far more productive ends. See, be seen and enjoy the positive social vibrations of the Gemini Full Moon on the 25th. Venus makes uncomfortable aspects on the 14th, 23rd and 24th, so these are not your best days though a partner may bring a fun surprise your way on the 23rd.
SCORPIO: A true love connection can be made on the 2nd, when Venus and Mars combine, activating very positive interactions. You can really connect with someone through shared hopes, wishes and dreams. A phenomenal New Moon in your sign on the 11th taps into the Jupiter – Pluto trine, ensuring your success for the upcoming year. This marvelous influence is augmented by very profitable developments associated with your career on the 10th and 13th. From the second half, you’ll prefer privacy and withdrawal. Venus (Nov. 9th) and Mars (Nov. 13th) transit Libra, suggesting retreat and a period of reflection. Your imagination and intuition will be strong in this phase, and you are likely cooking up some new strategies for the upcoming year. The 17th is very positive for journaling your experiences and expressing your wishes with clarity. Issues associated with your creative expression, a relationship within a love affair or with a child can be experienced around the 26th, when a very challenging angle between Saturn (in the area of values and resources) and Neptune (self expression, true romance and children) issues an uncomfortable ultimatum directly implicating your personal affairs. It’s possible financial hardships you are contending with are hindering your love relationship or desire towards creative self expression, even having children. Use your heart’s desire as motivation to get your financials in order. A revealing tip on the 13th can point you in the right direction.
SAGITTARIUS: Venus and Mars conjoin on the 1st to set you up for a huge breakthrough in your profession. There may be a bit going on behind the scenes this month, a New Moon on the 11th impacts your house of seclusion and privacy, tapping into the dynamic energy flow of the Jupiter – Pluto trine. You conduct your affairs effectively far from the public eye at this time. The 9th, 10th and 13th are beneficial for negotiations and implementing strategies that have a secretive undertone. Social life on the other hand will be quite vibrant, with many exciting invitations and events coming your way as Venus (Nov. 9th) and Mars (Nov. 13th) enter Libra, stimulating connectivity with others. A Full Moon on the 25th brings a culminating moment in a partnership. A challenging t-square formation at this time sees your energy being scattered in many directions, and this development could very well push you over the edge if you are not careful. Saturn and Neptune are applying in a very tough square at this lunation, and you may really be at odds with circumstances in your residential life or with a family member. This is an issue tying back to something that precipitated in the middle of 2013, perhaps there was a residential move, and it is now being drastically reconsidered. There could be an issue with the home, water damage that can’t be adequately repaired, or someone you live with has Neptune issues – alcohol or drug abuse could feature. At this point you have to make a decision for yourself about how to proceed. It might be a tough call, but if you have over idealized circumstances the truth will be apparent now that things can no longer go on this way. Sun conjunct Saturn in your sign on the 29th will see you taking control of the situation.
CAPRICORN: Strong social and professional prospects vie for your attention this month as Venus (Nov. 9th) and Mars (Nov. 13th) come to occupy the apex of your chart, stimulating your ambition and entrepreneurial pursuits. Meanwhile, transits of the Sun and Mercury in Scorpio and a Scorpio New Moon on the 11th offer powerful social and networking opportunities. You are likely coming into the esteem of very important people in your industry and making new associations connected to your recent accomplishments. With a rising profile, you stand to connect with more successful people. With Jupiter in an auspicious position, real expansion and prosperity are within reach. The 13th features a very favorable professional turning point. You may give an interview or have your talents showcased in the media somehow. Friends with benefits (like power and money) come into the frame around the 2nd, 5th, 10th, 17th, and 24th and make valuable introductions. Really favorable meetings transpire on these dates. One caveat for November: a challenging aspect between Neptune and Saturn on the 26th will have a damaging effect on your reputation if you have failed to be completely above board in all your dealings and have upheld all your legal and financial obligation to which you are bound by contracts. You may feel weird about your self image and identity over the Saturn – Neptune phase and may seek to try out esoteric philosophies, meditation or something similar. This is fine, but bear in mind you might be impressionable and steer clear of charlatans and addictive substances. Take a time out on the 30th to collect yourself.
AQUARIUS: A very dynamic New Moon in Scorpio on the 11th brings a stunning new prospect in your career and chosen profession into the frame. An opportunity that is extended now is the successful culmination of the hard working and learning phase that permeated between late – 2012 through 2014. A business partner or spouse may be lucky for you in this phase, and may have made a key introduction or helped you get this venture on track. Developments that have been playing out in secrecy or behind the scenes – a drive to manifest something that emanates from deep within your subconscious, is also a potent force at work here. You may express uneasiness at the transformative forces at work on the 5th, but this is just a signal you are onto something big. Modifications to an existing plan make it stronger and more effective and a partner offers good advice if you are willing to hear it. Positive vibrations surrounding your academic career, an opportunity to travel or lecture, or in the realm of media, publishing or broadcast that got ironed out and initiated last month are due as Venus ( Oct. 9th) and Mars (Oct. 13th) transit Libra and the realm of adventure and far horizons. Cultural activities and exchange are favored. There could be a financial oversight that is the cause of concern around the 26th. Where Neptune has obscured the reality of your income and earnings, there can be a reckoning when Saturn enters the picture, bringing a harsh reality check if one is due. The 29th is positive for checking your facts and creating a new strategy. Pleasurable social activities and interaction, maybe even a love affair, are all enticing possibilities over the Gemini Full Moon on the 25th. This lunation ties into the Saturn – Neptune square, so you may or may not need this diversion. Up to you!
PISCES: Incredible good fortune in a relationship is possible around the 2nd, when the third stunning culmination of Venus conjunct Mars affects your house of committed partnerships, fanning the flames of romantic and erotic desire. You can truly connect with someone on a meaningful way, emotion and sexuality are integrated at this time. The Moon from your house of True Romance connects in Cancer. There has never been a time such as this to realize your most heartfelt desires for love and connectivity. The New Moon in Scorpio on the 11th sets the pace for the month. Endeavors connected to academia, teaching, media and publishing are featured, you may also promote yourself to favorable results at this time, particularly on the 17th. Mercury transiting Scorpio from the 3rd augments this very favorably, and intuition serves you brilliantly on the 6th. Venus (Nov. 9th) and Mars (Nov. 13) come to highlight the area of intimacy and shared resources. You may be pursuing capital to start a business enterprise, if so circle the dates of the 13th and 24th, which are ideal for meetings and negotiation. You have the right combination of tact and diplomacy to make a good impression at this time. A Full Moon in Gemini on the 25th from the area of residence and personal life falls into a dynamic t-square connecting to Mercury conjunct Saturn (Sagittarius) and Neptune (Pisces). This can be a very contentious time for you personally as rivaling energies across your home/professional axis can really exert pressure on your sense of self, identity and ultimately feelings of personal security. Any t-square does, on the other hand, present an opportunity through crisis, and a professional offer that comes in on the 29th will require quick action, so don’t get too bogged down in this.
Venus conjunct Mars in Leo – Legendary Love
September reveals potency towards creating the kind of momentum that has been lacking throughout most of the year. We’ve taken decisive actions, (Pluto – Uranus) but have not been able to sustain traction for very long with the retrograde phases of Saturn and Venus meddling in our affairs. Efforts begin to congeal this month and it’s possible where we’ve been working (in a sustained manner) despite obstacles or delays, fruits begin to appear now and several opportunities emerge for the productive advancement of our goals and within our relationships.
The first six months of the year revealed the possibilities for the future as Saturn transited Sagittarius, the Summer months saw a revisitation of the Scorpio themes and required the resolution of any unfinished business in the arena of sex, transformation and our closest relationships. Abetted by Venus in retrograde, stark considerations and amendments have been made over the prior weeks to accommodate required changes. By now the ambience has shifted considerably and the harsher realities confronted (as Leo planets squared Saturn) have subsided. Jupiter is in Virgo now, suggesting it’s time to get to work.
Saturn re-enters Sagittarius on the 17th of September where it transits through December of 2017. The new goals involve finding a topic or field of study, travel or expression of ideas to a larger group (most likely abroad) upon which to really focus and explore in great depth and discipline. Sagittarius is naturally benevolent and exuberant. Saturn here may deliberately limit the expression of these tendencies, so where we do manage to uncover our innate excitement and enthusiasm over the next two years is where we need to be and points to the topic we need to cultivate. As Saturn in Scorpio restricted our sexual energy, demanding great depth and honesty within our intimate relationships before they could evolve, the next transit will require that to express the altruistic and philosophical nature of Sagittarius, we really must refine our beliefs. Sagittarius is also the target, a specific destination. We must define the target quite clearly in this phase in order to reach it. Get ready to take aim!
Venus conjunct Mars (14 Leo) on the 1st of the month can be a decisive (and passionate!) turning point in relational matters, and particularly the beleaguered romantic ones that suffered last month but managed to make it through. Ardent romantic and erotic overtones will be expressed during this conjunction (the second of three this year,) and we can feel and see signs of life stirring in affairs of the heart which have been dormant or for which the future seemed uncertain. From Leo, there is a mythic quality to the love relationship at this time, a real knights in shining armor fairy tale thing going on and the developments now have a heroic undertone. Lots of passionate sparks are flying for sure! With Venus soon to turn direct (Sep. 6th) we may feel ready to move forward in a situation we had been uncertain of.
Indications of the long range goals were stimulated in late February by the first Venus – Mars conjunction in Aries which was trine Saturn – Sagittarius. It’s very likely we began relationships or initiatives at that time that serve these goals, even if our efforts were subverted (temporarily) while Saturn moved back through Scorpio to attend to unfinished business in that area. The Venus – Mars conjunction on the 1st can point to potent developments for these endeavors begun at the end of February, which will really culminate in November when the final Venus – Mars conjunction (23 Virgo) allows us to MATERIALIZE our accomplishment based objectives. Coupled with Saturn leaving it’s shadow (4 Sagittarius, it’s placement at the time of the trine activity in February), this is the timeframe we want to look towards for a substantial development associated with what we began at the end of last winter. Venus – Mars – Leo likely offers a very supportive indication that things are moving forward, and we may get a real boost of encouragement for our efforts thus far!
Mars trine Uranus (Sep. 9th) and Venus trine Uranus (Sep. 24th) also send supportive signals of progress from efforts, especially the innovative ones, that we undertook in that late February – early March period. On their own, they suggest a free flowing and spontaneous creative energy to work with. This is positively stimulating influence for personal, romantic, creative or recreational matters. Finding a new way to do things is favored and offers an exciting respite from circumstances that have fallen into stagnant patterns.
Another topic for consideration this month is the upcoming Mercury retrograde phase, which will fall from September 17th – October 8th. Due to shadow periods, we are essentially in a muddle with this one through the last week of October. First, some perspective on Mercury retrograde, which occurs three times annually and accounting for shadow periods, affects us for about six months out of the year. All retrograde phases indicate a period of reappraisal and a shift in the current energy level to find more appropriate patterns of behavior and activity. The concept that retrograde phases are inherently negative is absurd. They are in fact quite necessary, and while sometimes challenging, instructive in that they reveal what is and what is not working. To this end, they are actually quite useful!
With Mercury retrograde we have accept for a few weeks that our perspective is not particularly clear and allow for the possibility that not all the information we require to move forward is available. Once we have done this, we can productively work with this period to refine and modify our plans and objectives, which will be effectively implemented by late October. This particular cycle is colored by a tense square to Pluto for close to three weeks in September. It seems a crucial agreement (Libra, the sign Mercury is transiting) is being tested by incredibly obstinate forces (Pluto). This looks like a divorce, or perhaps a big business agreement or loan, and the retrograde suggests a very drawn out period of negotiation between two parties which has to be modified substantially in order to come to a conclusion that is fair for all. We may also experience this on a societal level where legislation that is being made to accommodate the significant structural shifts that are transforming our global and cultural landscape are delayed for some amount of time. Expect more (convoluted) news coming out of the Euro Zone and in regard to negotiation of establishing infrastructure affecting Sharing Economy businesses like as Uber and AirB+B.
Also in that loop are two very informative contacts of Mercury to the Libra North Node precisely as Mercury enters shadow (August 30th) then again precisely as Mercury goes direct on October 10th. Very kismet! News, a conversation or realization that occurs on August 30th plays a big role over the coming weeks and will likely come to bear just as Mercury turns direct. We’ve grappled with the evolutionary objective of the North Node Libra since February of last year signaling a process of learning to engage equally and cooperatively with others, particularly in partnerships. A great deal of information about this will become present over the coming five weeks, and of course is deeply interwoven with the Pluto dynamic informing the process enormously. Hopefully we find a positive resolution, particularly where the Pluto issue can effectively (and only cooperatively) be resolved. Venus from Leo is especially supportive and positively harmonizes Mercury to remind us there is a bright spot worth working towards in this period. Cooperation is crucial and messages we make or receive will be
Discussion of the upcoming eclipses of Virgo on the 13th and Aries on the 27th, as well as the very trippy Jupiter – Neptune opposition on the 18th will be covered on upcoming video blogs on the Stargazer + Fiord YouTube channel HERE.
MONTHLY HOROSCOPES BY SIGN:
ARIES: A love relationship continues to be emphasized, and can be placed on firmer ground when Venus moves direct on the 6th. If things are getting serious, a proposal or commitment may be made around the 14th, when Mercury and Venus allow you to express your feelings for someone beautifully. The 9th, 24th and Eclipse in your sign on the 28th promise much is in store for this partnership. A Mercury retrograde phase in Libra from the 18th can see negotiations ongoing, someone from the past may also reemerge in this period. By mid October, all will be sorted. Jupiter in Virgo and an eclipse on the 13th point your attention to work, productivity and lifestyle matters, an area that will be very active for you in the coming months. If you have been seeking a new job or need to remedy health issues, you have great prospects ahead.
TAURUS: Really intriguing developments this month as a new love relationship or creative project gets underway. An eclipse on the 13th speaks to this, while an unusual opposition alinement between Jupiter and Neptune on the 18th suggest the realization of your most cherished dreams through a love connection or creative endeavor, or your total undoing if you have allowed yourself to be deceived. A lot of energy is still being focused on the domestic environment in this phase. With Venus back in direct motion on the 6th, you have the resources available now to make the changes you seek. A conjunction of Venus and Mars on the 1st points you exactly where you want to go. A final Aries eclipse on the 28th sees you letting go of an element of the past. The future awaits. Say goodbye and move along. Work and health related issues get scrambled for a few weeks when Mercury retrogrades on the 18th through October 10th.
GEMINI: A Virgo eclipse on the 13th signals really fundamental changes in your residential and domestic situation. An event or realization around the 6th precipitates this. Socially the vibe is great, and you might make a love connection during the most routine of your daily activities at the beginning of the month. Mercury in Libra from the 5th brings creative and romantic liaisons to the forefront of your attention. With another retrograde phase due on the 18th (lasting through October 10th) you’ll be considering then reconsidering your projects and connections. You experience this very personally and will likely feel a bit scattered throughout September. A beguiling issue surrounding shared revenue, a grant or loan may be the subject of concern. Venus direct on the 6th offers pleasurable and light hearted exchange. As always, consider your options, keep it light and let all the facts come in before you make a decision. A not to be missed event on the 24th turns up a compelling romantic opportunity.
CANCER: Venus and Mars again conjunct on the first, bringing a brilliant financial culmination, perhaps a development to events that precipitated in late February. Very auspicious professional developments on tap for the 9th and 24th are your best dates to really go for what you are worth in regard to a promotion or business proposal. An Aries Eclipse on the 28th seals the deal. Domestic arrangements, however, get the Mercury retrograde treatment, and comings, goings and just vague uncertainty can permeate your living situation through the first half of October. Saturn in Sagittarius from the 18th sees your responsibilities at work increasing. Remember you are building towards the incredible developments in store at the end of next year – stay focused and work hard. Jupiter opposite Neptune on the 18th simultaneously sees you neither here nor there. This trippy, subjective influence may cloud your thinking for a few days. Be wary of what you write, publish or even say out loud.
LEO: A Venus – Mars conjunction in your sign on the first arouses extraordinary passion and romantic energy. This energy prevails through the month as Venus (direct from the 6th) and Mars act as travel companions in your sign, with brilliant opportunities for sparkling romance on tap for the 9th and 24th especially. You begin to get favorable indications from the presence of Jupiter in your second house of values, possessions, assets and earnings during the Virgo eclipse on the 13th. A new source of prosperity, perhaps derived from your own self expression or creative endeavor, is highlighted in this phase. Financial commitments should be avoided around the 18th, the energy is a bit precarious and you may only be seeing what you want to see in regard to an offer. The 18th also sees Saturn leave Scorpio. An endemic issue connected to your personal life or residence resolves once and for all. Watch you words when Mercury goes retrograde in Libra on the 18th. Communication is particularly scrambled in this phase, old associates may make a reappearance. A final Eclipse in Aries on the 28th brings home two years of work towards a degree or a publishing/media related opportunity. An offer at this time ties right into your evolving sense of maturity and dedication to a creative enterprise. Responsibility will be required of you, but the benefits will be long lasting.
VIRGO: Another sultry twist as Venus and Mars hook up in your house of secrets and spirituality on the 1st? If not your imagination is bent on finding that idealized state of love and affection. The Sun from you sign (Happy Birthday!) adds impetus to your agenda, and an Eclipse in your sign on the 13th is all you need to get the ball rolling on a significant personal endeavor. Change is dynamic and stimulating in this phase and you can quickly make progress on your goals. Mercury retrograde from the 18th is playing a three card Monte game with your earnings and resources, and you just can’t put your finger on the winning card in this phase. Weigh options, and knowing this in advance, have a cash stash set aside to offset any disruptive influences at this time. A positive development connected to a spouse’s income may positively reinforce a move or renovation during the (final) Aries eclipse on the 28th. The South Node is attached to this eclipse, so it’s just as positive to have all your debt paid off in this phase as well. Venus is direct on the 6th, and a smoldering, behind the scenes love affair picks up some momentum. So much more in store next month, so don’t settle for someone because you feel a bit lonely. A very introspective period is coming to a definitive end very soon.
LIBRA: An urge to withdraw from the efforts of the previous months resonates around the time of the eclipse on the 13th. A great deal of energy seems to be percolating behind the scenes, and you do well to rest and reflect. Mercury began a long transit of your sign late last month, and will retrograde on the 18th, so recalibrating your image and identity will likely be a major feature through October 9th. A close friend or partner shows you the way through and brings very positive energy into your life on the 9th and/or 24th. A final eclipse in Aries on the 28th brings home the substantial changes you have experienced through and within relationships over the prior two years. You may take on a deeper level of commitment to someone in this phase, or meet someone completely new. Saturn is highly supportive, so a connection you make now is enduring. The rather bewildering influence of Jupiter opposite Neptune on the 18th can be very useful for a vision quest or even regressive psychotherapy if you need a little mental flossing. Your productivity will not be phenomenal in this phase, which is fine. You are revving up for a very busy period and need to rest and rejuvenate in anticipation of the developments arising in the near future.
SCORPIO: Venus resumes direct motion in Leo on the 6th, and a professional undertaking gets back on track. A Venus – Mars conjunction on the first signals a brilliant development, possibly tying back to events precipitated in February. The 9th and 24th are very favorable dates for movement in your career objectives. Mercury from Libra indicates you may feel a bit withdrawn. A retrograde phase beginning on the 18th features a strong connection to the past and things you thought you had left behind. Your subconscious is very bust at work now, and intuition quite strong regarding the direction you need to take. Taking some time out for reflection will be required during this transit, and even if you think a busy work and social schedule does not allow for this, think again. Feelings of de ja vous, dreams and intuition feature largely and bring astonishing insights. Watch your words during the Mercury – Pluto squares, they can and will be used against you. An Aries eclipse on the 28th brings a major turning point regarding your job and profession. Saturn leaves your sign for good on the 18th, having tied up many loose ends on your behalf. Pluto returning to direct motion a week later invigorates you. A huge sigh of relief as the hardest work is over.
SAGITTARIUS: You are a real trend setter in your industry with a lot of praise and recognition coming in for your recent successes, particularly on the 1st, when Venus and Mars connect in the area of promotion and media relations. This is a very effective time in which to launch a publicity or marketing campaign. If you are more academically oriented, you may start a lecture tour or publish your manuscripts or research at this time, to phenomenal success. Financial news is on route around the 6th, with earnings connected to your profession positively indicated. This will be an ideal time to negotiate for a salary increase or start to see revenue from a personal business venture. An Eclipse impacts the area of career and reputation on the 13th from Virgo. A huge shift in priorities is due, and there could be an offer simply to good to pass up. The 18th will feature a bewildering opposition between Jupiter and Neptune, and it will be a challenge to come to the right decision. Saturn back in your sign the same day will help you get down to business and sort out your agenda. Mercury meanwhile retrogrades in Libra, and it seems everyone you have ever known has an option about this and feels they must offer advice. With a great deal going on in this period you might scale back your social life a bit and focus on the goals at hand.
CAPRICORN: The merger of Venus and Mars from your 8th house of sex and intimacy can represent a really enticing exchange in a relationship. Finances also factor, and you might be making a major deal and signing a big contract at this time. All the pieces come together after the 6th, when Venus resumes direct motion from Leo. The 6th, 9th and 24th are also favorable for negotiations, and it seems you are deriving confidence from your family or through your residence. There can also be deepening intimacy in a partnership, and you may be spending more time together behind the scenes, or discussing moving in together around these dates. A very exciting development occurs in your living situation around the time of the Aries eclipse on the 28th. Mercury enters Libra on August 28th, an extended transit of your house of profession and public recognition due to a retrograde cycle from the 18th – October 10th. There will likely be some delays surround news on a promotion or within a personal enterprise through the 13th of October. A New Moon at that time indicates everything comes together seamlessly and you’ll be on your way. A publishing, media industry, teaching or travel opportunity begins to feature largely as Jupiter from Virgo (August 12th) began a very positive trend for you in regards to reaching a broader audience, and awareness of this is triggered around the time of the Virgo eclipse on the 13th. A major opportunity may be revealed at this time, or this may have been something you have worked towards since the beginning of March. A connection to Pluto in your sign suggests this is a very personal endeavor. Mars in this area from the 26th sees you putting a great deal of energy towards this venture, Venus comes in to help you out next month.
AQUARIUS: Venus goes direct on the 6th, bringing the return of a loved one or a long anticipated decision regarding a partnership. A Venus – Mars conjunction on the 1st conjures a very sexy homecoming. Any feelings of ambiguity are quickly replaced with a conviction to merge forces at this point. Emotions are imbued with erotic awareness and romantic desire. Rare and beautiful forces are at work in this phase. Mars on the 9th and Venus on the 24th connect vitally to Uranus, and feelings around this association escalate quickly and connect to the very heart of your nature and authenticity. You can make an extraordinary connection if you attend a neighborhood event or may meet someone while attending to the most routine daily affairs. An eclipse in Aries on the 28th can bring a stunning social opportunity or an invitation to join a prestigious group. Saturn returning to the area of friends and networks from the 18th will bring more mature, and possibly even successful people, into your milieu. Socially this continues to be a vibrant period, with attention shifting towards those at a distance, travel or promotional activities as Mercury transits Libra. The third and final retrograde phase commences on the 18th, and suggests delays if you are planning a trip or considering returning to academic pursuits. Mercury and Libra are close traveling companions in this phase, through the end of the month, so the ambience will be light, amiable and creative energies will flow regardless.
PISCES: A meeting or development during the Virgo eclipse on the 13th changes your life for some time to come. You have the opportunity to merge forces with someone new and captivating. A bewildering and fascinating energy culminates between yourself and this person around the 18th when very mystical and alchemical alignment between Jupiter and Neptune coalesces. It’s very easy at this time to over idealize this union, but feelings of rapport and serendipity should not be ignored, just taken with a grain of salt. Someone coming into view at this time is going to connect you to your most cherished wishes and dreams in the coming phase, so select this person carefully, you want to pick the right one! A key meeting around the 6th offers clues. Work life is still busy – busy, though you see financial rewards for your efforts on the 1st, 9th and 24th. You find inventive solutions and can solve problems at these times. Keep at it! An Aries eclipse on the 28th can signal the end of one source of income in order to make room for a new one. Saturn moves back into Sagittarius on the 18th, ushering a two year cycle of phenomenal professional growth. Mercury retrograde on the 18th may see a partner’s income or other source of outside revenue in a stasis or flux. You may also be looking further afield and turning up unconsidered sources at this time.
The final week of this month portends big beginnings, particularly within relationships and through creative enterprises. The momentous merger of Venus and Mars in Aries on Sunday elicits a massive dose of motivation as we awaken urgenty to desire and affection. Zest and passion underscore developments now and where there has been a feeling of limitation or even pessimism, enthusiasm and dynamic opportunities begin to replace the harsher realities we have confronted. The Saturn cycle is deeply emphasized, as Venus and Mars connect harmoniously this week to the planet of structure, planning, and long range efforts. The challenging influences that presided over the prior month, particularly in regard to relational efforts and our strategic endeavors, gives way to a very positive flow of activity this week. We have overcome substantial difficulties since mid – January, and the doors are open now to make progress on our personal objectives. With the energy transpiring through fire signs, imagination, action, and intuition will allow us to make the most of the opportunities presented now. Use this remarkable period to double and redouble your efforts towards the achievement of your long range goals. These were likely established last Fall 2014, (Mars conjunct Saturn – August 25th; Venus conjunct Saturn – November 13th) and we now begin to manifest the objectives we put into motion around those dates, which again, underwent a critical period of challenge or reappraisal during January. That Venus and Mars are working together is highly auspicious, indicating a great deal of passion and vitality, as well as a loving spoonful of ease of interaction and luxury through Venus. The asteroid Juno, which presides over commitment and spouses also smiles beneficially on unions forged now, and it’s not unlikely that an alliance that takes hold in this period has the potential to turn into a really significant long range relationship, even a marriage prospect could come into the frame during this period. (See your personal horoscope, below, for “where” you might find this person.)
There is a bit of a reality check to contend with at the onset of the week, but don’t let an abrasive episode Monday (Sun square Saturn) deter you from enjoying the other highly advantageous influences available. A setback that occurs in this phase may require a modification to existing plans, or suggest an oversight, so deal with these quickly and move forward with assurance. Sun – Neptune conjunct mid week can be highly inspiring, but make it difficult to take direct or immediate action. Neptune softens the focus, opening the channels of receptiveness which can yield phenomenal insight, but also sensitizes the ambience in such a way that it can be hard to be very effective. We are still connecting to an ideal, and continue to ask “why not” this ideal. Challenges we confronted on Monday reminded us of the obstacles, by mid week we seek to confront them and reorient ourselves to inspiration and the realization of a visionary objective. (The Mars – Saturn trine, also on Wednesday, will have a lot to say about this, so expect a unique combination of tenacity and intuition to be present simultaneously.)
Jupiter quincunx Pluto on Friday can present a dynamic opportunity, likely connected to a very long range endeavor that was intensively stimulated in April of 2014 and has since seen permutations with critical events occurring in early September of last year. We get another chance at making modifications to this now, with further developments in May as a result of listening to and learning from the influences that are present at this time. The pay off for the hard work comes in mid – October, with a brilliant success story and tangible, economic and personal rewards available if we remain present and available to the suggestions coming our way Friday. This is enhanced significantly by Mercury connecting to the Nodal Axis at the end of the week as well. A feeling of fatedness can accompany a meeting or conversation with strong indications for the future, so keep an open mind – and schedule! It’s going to be an amazing week, and this is only the beginning. March offers even more stellar opportunities, we are just getting started!
STARGAZER WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:
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ARIES: You are becoming a force to be reckoned with, Aries, as Venus and Mars amplify your desires and charisma simultaneously. There is still benefit from working strategically behind the scenes, as you’ll take notice of on Monday. A longing to move mountains in a creative, academic, publishing, teaching or traveling endeavor begins to show positive signs of activity, and you get the stimulation and assistance you require to build momentum on this over the coming months. This project comes to fruition at the end of October, between now and then there is much to be learned and a process of refinement of the objective that must take place before you lift off. Nonetheless, this is a very vital and auspicious time to push forward on endeavors both personal as well as those you work on with others. The social dimension also sees some liveliness. Mid week sees a shift in perspective about friends and the people you interact with day to day. A writing or learning project goes through a crucial transformation. A partnership matter you have had difficulty with over the last few months or uncertainty about an alliance can be addressed on Friday. A conversation at this time is very revealing, perhaps you were not sure if this person shared your vision for the future and this was an obstacle towards making a commitment. You can clear the air now, discover exactly where this person stands, and move forward. Juno in your house of pleasure and self expression suggests someone with partnership potential is someone you can play with. Children and creativity enhance your desire to make a commitment at this time.
TAURUS: Erotic undertones are strong in this phase, though the energy is coming from way behind the scenes. A fantasy element plays a strong role, indicating you are either imagining the perfect scenario, or carrying it out within the realm of a secret liaison. On a very spiritual level there are significant activations. Your inner dimension and psyche grow tremendously in this phase and you are learning to take responsibility for your need for privacy and stake out your personal space. Your intuition is very strong in this period. Obey your instincts, they will take you precisely where you want to go. The Moon transiting your sign from Sunday PM puts you back into your skin and helps you get in touch with what you really want. Monday is a bit prickly, however, as your hopes and dreams for the future come under the scrutiny of harsher financial realities. Keep the faith and modify your agenda where required. Matters surrounding recent domestic developments may also be challenged towards the end of the week. A desire to travel or return to school may be thwarted by a residential expansion you recently made. You can work on this and get back on track for May. Juno’s transit suggests the one you cherish most deeply is the one you will allow into your home, or the one you would consider living with. Mid week can see you attending to financial matters, particularly those that pertain to your career. A behind the scenes negotiation with a boss or advisor can put you in a much better fiscal position.
GEMINI: You feel a real shift in energy and perspective this week, as your social life and interests pick up considerable speed and momentum. The emphasis on professional matters, meanwhile, remains strong, and you can find allies who will enable and assist you in the pursuit of your desires at this time. It’s possible a meeting or merger with someone with real partnership potential comes your way through the course of your daily activities, as marriage asteroid Juno emphasizes thinking, interaction and communication. If you are in a relationship, you will find yourself making numerous short trips and very busy with your spouse in this period. Parties, events and other social diversions will command your mutual attention, or can bring a winning introduction to single Gemini. Even a new relationship benefits from this energy, as a partnership becomes more substantial and committed through shared activities. A more personal reflection is in order mid week, and you will be able to augment your position in a group or organization very effectively through assertive persuasion. Work and professional matters present a bit more difficulty this week. A partner may speak out about your on the job commitments at this time, or you may find your obligations interfere with your social life. Follow your intuition mid week about a professional enterprise. A stimulating inspiration can show you the way to the path you have been seeking since the beginning of the year. A conversation at the end of the week speaks to your creative passion and brings a very positive development within a love relationship.
CANCER: Professionally you are on fire with incredible developments and very exciting offers in the mix. Very dynamic energies unfolding over the coming weeks will motivate and inspire you to pursue your goals. Hard work is required to make the most of this, but you’ll find it easy to embrace a consistency of pace and regiment that brings enduring success through productive efforts. Creativity enhances your reputation and image, coupled with the daring to take on a project that requires passion and an element of risk. This makes for an unbeatable combination and assures success if you put yourself out there. Residential matters that mutually command your attention come into focus Friday, and you can have a meaningful conversation about relocation or attend to a domestic issue at this time. Intuition is remarkable mid week, and there may be news from a distance you find incredibly inspiring. From Friday morning the Moon transits your sign, and you’ll feel as though you are coming into your own, feeling genuine satisfaction and revitalization. The personal issues that have been present in your relationships, particularly with your spouse or a business partner are nonetheless in focus, and there may be a contentious episode or challenge in regard to a financial matter. Marriage asteroid Juno in the area of income and values suggests you may be possessive of your spouse at this time, or you may be drawn to someone explicitly for the way in which they can assist you economically. In many ways you are “married” to your work right now, and better auspices for cultivating a union based on real affection are indicated after mid March. With the Venus – Mars conjunction this week, however, there could be a romance with a colleague or connected to you professionally in this phase.
LEO: Passion, arousal and desire are all stimulated this week, though you seem to be seeking a love relationship that can endure or will become serious over time. You are very conscientious of your commitments and demonstrate newfound maturity in this period. A relationship with someone at a distance, or that puts you in contact with a child (perhaps indicating a role as a step parent) could feature largely as well. You may be feeling marriage minded in this phase, as Juno, the asteroid pertaining to commitment and the spouse, makes a lengthy transit of your sign, (lasting through June 2015). A new relationship that begins now has incredible potential, but again, slow and steady is the approach to take. Travel for or with a partner will be very stimulating over the coming weeks, with even more delicious and electrifying episodes en route through the first half of March. Your enthusiasm for life is deeply enhanced during this phase, and you seem ready to shake off the winter blues. A conversation or event on Friday augments a relationship beautifully and you can reach an incredible accord with a partner at this time. Meanwhile, your relationship with your body, health and productivity continues to be transformed, and strong indications at the end of the week will demonstrate changes that need to be made in your life to enhance your well being. A health issue that has been a matter of concern since last Fall comes into frame, and you can can gain ground on this through examining your habits and making modifications to diet and routine quite effectively now. Intuition and intimacy are enhanced mid week, and a vision or revelation will yield an inspiration that guides you towards a meaningful connection or discovery. Empathic awareness is stimulated and rapport will come easily in this phase.
VIRGO: Empathic understanding continues to enhance a committed relationship, with really enticing and intimate encounters over this weekend. This person is connected to your home or family, and you may be moving in with your mate or deepening your connection in some way at this time. Very potent energy mid week also signals significant developments, and you will be very sensitized to the needs of your partner, or your desires within a partnership. A professional matter comes into focus simultaneously and you will be seeking to modify your course of action towards the achievement of your goals. You may be pursuing outside investment or the help of a spouse or partner to begin or expand a business operation. This is an effective time for negotiating such agreements. The transformative vibrations that are altering the dynamics of a love relationship, or one that involves your role as a parent or step parent, will also come into focus towards the end of the week, as your deepest desires and longing resurface and push for changes within existing circumstances. Your intuition is REMARKABLE in this phase, and must be trusted above all else. A cathartic period of reorientation and personal definition is beginning to transpire (this will be reflected in about a month during the Pisces eclipse in opposition to your sign) and you do well to tune into your hearts true desires now, while they are so readily accessible to you. Journaling and other forms of reflection or meditation can be highly productive ways in which to tap into your yearnings. Marriage asteroid Juno in the house of endings and secrecy augments this process, and it’s probable that a significant relationship is running it’s course as you awaken to your latent desires. If so, trust that this is to make room for a much more satisfying and meaningful connection in the near future.
LIBRA: Very exciting developments come to the fore in your personal and business relationships this week. A maturing outlook and the ability to articulate your goals with precision and clarity play a huge role in establishing valuable new connections. You are becoming more serious in your thinking and choice of associates, a process augmented by an interest in sharing your time more explicitly with those who can enable and enhance your objectives, hopes, wishes and dreams. Your perspective is broadening in this phase and you’ll seek those who extend far beyond the usual milieu of people you encounter. Perhaps someone from a distance or another culture plays a part, particularly on Wednesday. A meeting or introduction this week connects you to your longer range goals for learning, communication and essentially assists you in cultivating a more exclusive circle of friends and allies. With the presence of Juno aligned auspiciously, you may find a suitable marriage partner through a group or association you work with. Many social contacts in this period will yield a prospect sooner than later. Momentous beginnings transpire in relationships for both business and pleasure and you will equally be able to find someone willing to back a substantial personal endeavor. With Big Life Changes coming, (i.e. eclipses on the Axis of your chart over the next 6 weeks,) shake ups are on route, and you are only beginning to get intonations of this at this time. The other X factor this week comes in the way of your job or life management issues, with a strange mix of set backs followed by inspiration to follow your heart in these matters creating a somewhat complex ambience in regard to the role you play to your employers, or within the circumstances on the job. Remain flexible and amenable to mutations here, as the better news is coming soon in regard to your personal projects and achievement based activities.
SCORPIO: Momentous professional developments begin to come your way this week with a significant meeting or opportunity on tap as soon as Sunday (Feb. 22nd). Your personal and financial objectives are implicated and what comes to life now could bring substantial benefits your way in regard to earnings and other long range goals connected to security issues. This equally stimulates your professional aspirations, with more on route in the first two weeks of next month. Where you may have been focused on domestic or personal concerns over the prior months, a particular project may have been moved to the back burner. It now commands great energy and attention, though with your ruling planet involved, you feel incredible motivation and a personal connection towards this activity. Romance is featured, but is likely connected to your work at this time. This is enhanced by the presence of Juno transiting the area of profession, indicating that it’s likely if you meet someone in this period, they are attached to your career in some way. Exciting, though unexpected, developments over the coming weeks will continue to offer intriguing new opportunities to enhance your reputation and reach your aspirations. Mid week is appropriate to address the issue of raising capital for a business endeavor, though you might seek to sugarcoat a matter related to self expression, be careful to not make an unfounded proposition based explicitly on the projection of an ideal. Financials get dicey at the beginning of the week, and you may have to strategize a new budget quickly. Your words and thinking play a major role in your ability to take on a opportunity that could yield tremendous success on Friday, as a conversation that occurs today can fundamentally transform the dynamics of your work life. Being able to adjust your perspective will be invaluable at this time, and plays into big developments in May. Keep your mind open, but focus sharp and steady. This could be a real game changer.
SAGITTARIUS: Bold new energy and excitement takes hold of you, reinvigorating your spirit and urging action be taken. A creative enterprise, personal project or even a love relationship kindles brilliantly at this time for you, though you may also find your newly discovered aura of maturity and awakening to responsibility urges you be conscientious about any commitments you make at this time. A love relationship that comes into frame now is brilliantly augmented by the marriage asteroid Juno, transiting the area of distant horizons and broad perspectives. You have the potential to meet someone abroad in this phase, or cultivate a connection through an academic association or travel. Publishing, media enterprises and teaching may all feature. A pivotal moment in a relationship may be due mid week, and you’ll be taking a great deal into account (residential matters and personal commitments especially,) though the pleasure principal may be just too strong to ignore. This is a turning point in some regard, even if it’s just making up your mind about a situation. There could be a contentious financial moment towards the end of the week, as an expense or shortage may curtail a grand adventure. You’ve been working on this since last Fall, keep at it now for an exciting breakthrough in May. Residential matters are also emphasized, and if an issue connected with a troublesome flatmate (alcohol or drug abuse can play a detrimental role here) or ongoing conditions with bad plumbing or flood damage sends up a red flag on Monday, reexamine the terms of your lease or consider extending your insurance to protect your property. Mid week sees improvement, less likely to actual circumstances then your attitude towards the living arrangements, though you’ll be seeking an idealized state of affairs. This can be a productive time to address furnishing or minor decoration, particularly if it brings ease or harmony, but hold your horses on the full scale remodel – with an eclipse coming to this area and impacting your domestic sphere in less then a month, change is in the wind on the residential front.
CAPRICORN: The details surrounding the significant residential shifts set to occur won’t all fall into place immediately, but you do begin to get solid indications throughout the week that changes are in store, and likely see emphasis and opportunities building in this area beginning Sunday the 22nd. An urgency to confront or change a situation could stem from developments within a relationship, this is possibly an auspicious time to move in with a partner, or you may be considering a relocation for the sake of being closer to a loved one. Much more in store, of course, over the next 2 months, so these might just be initial rumblings as to your desire for a shift. Marriage asteroid Juno in the house of intimacy and shared resources may also pull the trigger towards a significant development within the affairs of the heart. On a soul level, you “feel good” about what is transpiring right now – it speaks to your deepest desires, the ones so secret and etherial you don’t even have words to express them. You can use this energy to move forward a personal endeavor to great success right now and be very effective of working people over to your convictions. Monday is testing, you seem to have difficulty expressing your thoughts clearly, or are so overwrought with feelings of disappointment or pessimism that you feel doomed to fail. Give it a day and work through these feelings, as things turn around quickly. By mid week you are positively inspired, and can use this gravitas to convey an important message. Very empathic awareness at this time can lend to favorable negotiations. A work or health matter comes into frame, and you have to reconcile responsibilities correspondingly. The end of the week is very favorable for a financial negotiation connected with your profession. If you seek to add stature or prestige, a mentor or someone from your past could have a message of profound impact Friday. Equally, an unusual business offer, also connected to money, but that of others (investor, spouse, bank or large organization) – not the kind you earn, could be indicated at this time. This opportunity challenges some of your core beliefs, but should nonetheless be considered as it could yield an exceptional development moving forward.
AQUARIUS: The social sphere is activated immensely in the coming weeks, you have numerous opportunities to add contacts and connections. This influence may allow for a compelling introduction to someone of real marriage material. Juno in the house of commitment amplifies your desire to make a union, or perhaps your partner is marriage minded. An ardent exchange on Sunday, Feb. 22 sets the tone. This transit lasts through June, but you will be stimulated now to engage the pursuit. A lively daily schedule and many occasions and events can readily bring a very exciting new person your way. Passionate and affectionate exchanges invigorate you, but you are willing to be conscientious and discriminating in choosing your associations. You are cultivating associations that will endure and add structure to your life, less likely to fly off on a whim or flight of fancy. Mid week sees appraisal of the love object, this person may or may not live up to your ever escalating standards. Otherwise it’s possible your friends do not share your enthusiasm for this person. A significant transformation Friday can modify a relationship (love or business), the balance of power seeks adjustment, this is a long range issue, going back to last Fall. A financial or security matter crops up on Monday, and you may pay a price for over idealizing your earnings potential. Scarcity may be an issue. Mid week you see a turnaround, and a compelling inspiration can stimulate a money generating opportunity. This will connect back to creative urges that stem back through January, you see the way to put ideals into motion. Be wary – as they say all that glitters is not gold, and you are more receptive in this time to hear what you want to hear, which is not necessarily the truth.
PISCES: Security issues become emphasized and you’ll feel incredible enthusiasm to pursue your financial and professional goals in this period. Creativity may play a role in earnings, and you may find it possible at this time to bolster your income through artistic and aesthetic enterprises. Mars here sees you spending as quickly as you earn, so try to remain conscientious in your expenditures and only make necessary purchases. It’s been a period of feast or famine, though it seems you may be using your personal earnings power to augment a professional pursuit or start your own business. This is an appropriate time for this, and extraordinary opportunities over the coming weeks will allow ample room for movement in your chosen occupation. You have to work hard to make this happen and a trying moment Monday will demand that if you accept this role it may come at a cost that feels quite personal. You will ask if you have what it takes, and you certainly do, though you may have to make a concession or modification to your identity at this time. With an eclipse in your sign due in less than a month, leave room for changes, you may get intonations now of what is in store. Inspiration flows freely mid week, you will be considering whether your residential situation needs correction in order to meet the demands of your professional and personal commitments. Adaptation may be required. Marriage asteroid Juno transiting the house of daily work load, health and productivity indicates a committed partnership may evolve from a working relationship. Towards the end of the week you may see unexpected developments on the job, or new responsibilities hoisted on you. A health matter may also be in focus, a friend or associate may have advice you were not expecting, or offer a tip for employment that takes you by surprise.