Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW AND YOUR HOROSCOPE


Very different territory lies ahead for much of the world, compared to the last decade. More to the point, what has been brewing undercover over the last 9/10 years is now erupting. Early last year, Pluto started revealing (as he entered the nemesis phase of his journey through Capricorn) the fallout of ongoing misuse of power (economic and military) and the focus on growing unashamed inequality of wealth and the much-unchecked corruption in financial dealings, as the dark side of free market uber capitalism and the complexities and fallout of globalisation run wild. The resultant growing legitimate anger and discontent of the populace, increasingly marked in the western world, especially as nothing was being done to redress the huge imbalance of wealth, has shown itself in total rebellion against the perceived status quo, some scapegoating and indeed just a desperate desire for change (at often a largely unexamined price). 

Extreme right wing economics that has hubristically dominated since Pluto went into Capricorn in 2008 (despite the warning economic crash around then) is creating the nemesis of a left wing economic rebellion in the populace. Simultaneously, the fallout of globalisation  (established from when Pluto was in Sagittarius: 1996- 2008) is now also creating a right wing cultural backlash (rebellion) within the same populace. All extremes (whether religious, social, economic or politically left or right) are pathological. 

Uranus (unpredictability/rebellion) in Aries (impulsiveness) is now moving direct (since end of last month) having been retrograde since late July last year. This will prove a speeding up of the results of this rebellion. However with Saturn now trining Uranus for much of 2017, there will be a sense of fear and caution (Saturn) incorporated into the new dynamics of change (Uranus), as the change experienced and desired will be more daunting than anticipated, even to those who championed the changes.  However, Jupiter, though sextiling Saturn now, will also till April, be opposing Uranus for much of the year, which will also bring more surprises, rebellions, adrenalin and risky/unconventional global ventures.

Rebellion was /is needed, but with the power of media and its often misleading propaganda (Neptune in Pisces from 2012-2025) has seen the rise of smoke and mirrors journalism (and social media), a tendency to being more economical with truth and with the power and influence of populist opportunists and post truth politics and with the downgrading of “experts” in the ascendancy, certain controversial radical choices have been made by much of the populace, because of valid righteous, but desperate anger. Too much complexity and a sense of loss of control in our globalised world is a recipe for creating a desire for more simplicity.  There is a desire to make society more localised and more directly controlled by those in it. Depersonalisation of modern life has become an enemy to us psychologically in many ways. Hence we have Brexit and its promise of more self-determination and the desire by Trump and his supporters to create a more self-protectionist America. This is a maybe “rose coloured spectacled” desire to return to the past (good old days), in many ways (Neptune in Pisces). You cannot however undo complexity, once created, and in fact trying to undo it, only seems to create even more complexity.  We unleash more remoteness and complexity as “civilisation” and technology evolves.

Neptune being so strong in Pisces (religion /spirituality/ illusion and grandeur) since 2012 till 2025 has also brought world focus on the globalised dangers of religious extremism, and its politicisation, with heinous results.

The other more positive side of Neptune in its home sign of Pisces gives an increase in sensitivity to nature and in matters of the heart. The desire to protect nature from mans’ indiscriminate destruction of it and from the effects of our influence generally in terms of climate change, and also in a desire to protect the vulnerable in all life forms. This will be a force that will not go away and which will just grow, especially in the hearts of the maturing younger generation. A looming clash between the forces of humanitarianism/ spiritual ideals and ruthless, pragmatic economics and nationalistic protectionism is growing.  It could be perceived as a fight between good versus evil, but that is maybe too simplistic.
Saturn (restriction / reality checks) in Sagittarius (truth /ideologies /internationalism) since December 2014 has also correlated with questioning of and rebellion against globalisation and against certain assumed freedoms. As a result, nationalism and a sort of tribalism have grown.

With ruthless wars/troubled economies and geophysical upheavals and feeling of lack of control in society, it seems any strong man/woman will do to take the reigns, as a perceived deliverer of salvation, no matter how controversial, so long as he /she offers a radical alternative, even a ruthless (and in truth an often undeliverable) strategy.

Neptune in Pisces can give the illusion of salvation through mirage and chimera and sentimental idealism too. 
 
2017 will probably bring rebellion against the rebellion (ongoing Uranus square to Pluto) as the changes chosen will be often proven to manifest in worse poverty and more abuse of power, rising right wing nationalism and prejudice against and denial of inconvenient facts; all with potentially globally dangerous consequences. The looming reality of cyber warfare will become more evident this year too. The fact is, that for every “advance” in our civilisation, there is a price to pay.

On inauguration day Trump’s chart is bathed in Jupiter glory (trine his Sun and sextile his Moon), but Saturn in Sagittarius lurks strongly in the background (opposing his Sun and conjuncting his Moon) and is then strong in challenge throughout much of the year, as he bears the weight of much greater problems and complexities than he probably anticipates. However with Uranus strongly influencing several of his natal planets throughout 2017 (every 42 year connections) one can safely assume to expect the unexpected/ and the lateral from him. (No surprise there then)

Mercury moves direct from the 8th of this month, bringing some weeks of uncertainty and speculation to and end. The brakes are off and we will have a clearer idea of the nature of the path (and its main walkers) ahead.

This is our destined path and humanity has a journey that runs in cycles. Nothing should really surprise us. 

As Mark Twain reputedly remarked, “ History does not necessarily repeat itself, but it certainly does tend to rhyme” 

One thing is sure; nature will have the last word.

Late February, July and November /December are the highest risk of Geophysical upheaval e.g. earthquakes etc, when Mars conflicts with Uranus. There is also then the unexpected and dangerous in the geopolitical world. 

When Jupiter moves into Scorpio in October for a year, we will all be very much more affected and influenced by emotional charge, rather than rationality, which can work for better or worse, depending on the motive. Motive is everything.

The Moon is full on the 12th at 22 degrees of Cancer and is new on the 27th/28th at 8 degrees of Aquarius. Full Moons emphasise what is going on in the unconscious, often quite disturbingly, but cathartically; and closure is in the air. By contrast the new Moon is an excellent time for a fresh new chapter, especially when in Aquarius, the sign of the future and innovation.

ARIES

The year starts with Mercury still retrograde until the 8th, which will bring some frustrations and blocks before that date, particularly for your sign, connected to long distance issues of travel, or possibly legal issues, but there is a lot of focus on work as the year starts.

The first two days of the month are a window of opportunity for those born after April 16th for social enjoyment and for working happily with groups and with friends.  After the 3rd, there is a little bit more privacy needed and appreciated. 

Before the 28th however, with Mars being in your Solar Twelfth House, it is important to ensure that you do not sit and seethe about anything that is frustrating or angering you, but after the 28th early Aries born up to March 24th will feel a surge of energy, drive, assertiveness and ambition.  Just ensure that it doesn’t become aggression; and indeed others may have an impact on you with their will.

Jupiter currently is opposing the Suns of those born April 10th to 14th.  For this group there is a possibility of travel, expansion, confidence, but which can teeter into over-confidence and over-indulgence and other people may encourage you to take a step too far, but with moderation this can be an enjoyable and expansive time, particularly as Saturn is transiting the Suns’ of the same group, bringing a measure of caution, care and pragmatism.  So, on balance this can be an extremely positive and constructive time of progress with groundedness.

As Uranus is also affecting the similar group, particularly for those born April 9th to 12th, for whom there is much change in the air and there is a great feeling of a need for excitement, adventure, something new and to get away from the old and the worn and to be a little on the maverick side.  This can be a very liberating time for this group of people, provided you don’t jump into change for its own sake. 

If born April 5th to 8th, there is a powerful Pluto Square to your Suns, creating a sense of inner struggle – a sense of destiny and maybe a fear of your own power, but this is a period when you need to acknowledge that the time has come to grab your true vocation in life – even if it does mean the end of a chapter of one phase and the birth of another.  This takes courage, honesty and good motive.  The power you are feeling is not yours; you are the agent of it, not the owner.  

 TAURUS
Travel may well be on the cards, but with Mercury retrograde until the 8th, check schedules carefully; and also know that between the 4th and 8th you need to keep an eye on finances. 

From the 3rd, Venus in Pisces brings for all born up to May 19th a harmonious sense of working well with other people and sociability is underlined.  Popularity too.

Before the 28th, with Mars also in your Solar 7th house, for all born after April 28th, great energy can be put into pursuing your projects in being an excellent leader in the coordinating of tasks collectively. 
You many also be relied upon to organise social occasions for others. 

After the 28th however, just beware that you may need to not fester any resentment that has been building. Behind the scenes activities are more to the fore. 

You may find yourself seeking out the new and the exciting and the slightly out-of-the-box in your working practices.  Change is in the air, liberating new things connected to your everyday routine. 

Neptune is in his final flourish of sextiling the Suns of those born April 28th to May 1st.  You have been on a journey which has opened your heart and sensitised you and this is completing, but you will never lose the emotional richness it has brought you and also the ability to appreciate your creative gifts. 

Be aware, however, if born May 6th to 9th, that Pluto is very much on your case and will be on and off until the end of 2017, but all in a very positive way.  This is a time of regeneration, renewal, transformation and the ability to really rise to the occasion.  This influence started at the beginning of 2016 and is now seriously underway.  Inspiration and empowerment can come from long distance issues and through travel.  One thing is certain; there is a sense of a new confidence and a new purpose. 


GEMINI

Many of you have experienced Saturn oppositions in 2016.  In 2017, Saturn is still in Sagittarius, opposing Gemini.  However, for those born before June 11th the oppositions have gone, so there should be a greater sense of freedom to move forward without blockage.

However, for those born after the 11th, Saturn will be an important feature this year, with reality checks and the opportunity to grow and learn by stepping up to the plate.  Those born June 11th to 16th will be particularly affected.  For you, this is a time of feeling as if it’s one step forward, two steps back.  But this a time to reconsider and re-think goals and techniques and how you’re trying to get there.  Be calm, avoid anger and review.  And above all, be patient. 

However, to help you out, Jupiter is also trining the Suns’ of those born June 11th to 15th, suggesting that the cavalry arrives to help give you a sense of ultimate progress, even if delayed; and certainly creativity, love life; and indeed children’s issues can be feeling very progressive. 

With Mercury retrograde, it is possible that between the 4th and the 8th, there may be a need to check communications very carefully with others and to stop and think carefully to make sure that communications are accurate.  Misunderstandings are in the air.  After the 8th, things move forward more smoothly. 

Before the 3rd, if born after June 17th, travel is well aspected and romance and travel go hand in hand.

Whereas after the 3rd, for all born up to June 18th, there could be a little bit of over-indulgence or over-expectation, or even some hypocrisy in terms of sycophancy in order to move forward in work. 

More importantly, for those born after May 21st and before the 28th, Mars is squaring your Suns.  Be very careful about impatience and irritability in your working life.   Others too may be pushing you a bit too hard.  Keep calm and don’t let others’ irritability or your own, get out of control. 

After the 28th, very early Gemini’s born May 21st to 23rd get a feeling of real constructive progress and courage is strong. 

Those born June 10th to 13th also have Uranus bringing a need for excitement and change in a very positive way. You’re looking outside the box, technology is beneficial and you are being liberated, despite any delays, into a new chapter of life and a new enlightened attitude. 

However, if born May 30th to June 2nd, just keep your eye on the ball at work and don’t take anything for granted.  Check people’s credentials and ensure you’re seeing situations, projects, documents and colleagues clearly. 


CANCER 

This year the major issue for Cancerians continues to hover around the principle of Uranus and Pluto. 

From March 2017, Uranus is continuing to square the Suns’ of those born July 13th to 15th.  This has been ongoing for most of 2016, but really will ease off by April, so this is the last ditch of a restlessness and a feeling of ongoing change that may well be related to work or career, that may be forced upon you because of unnerving events, or because you yourself realise that you need to liberate yourself in some way into an area which more suits your development. 

With Jupiter currently opposing Uranus, this may involve a radical change, not only in work, but in your domestic circumstances, even a geographical change, for the need for something new, different or exciting or more valid is in the ether. 

However, for those born around July 8th to 11th, there is still during 2017 a feeling (courtesy of Pluto) of intensity in relationships, potentially some power struggles; and a need to draw boundaries around people who you feel are in some way coercive, or misusing power. 
Equally, it means that you have power yourself and must use it wisely, with good conscience and for a good outcome for all.  Don’t underestimate the sense of a rising destiny and a feeling that endings are possibly in the air.  Even though at the time it can be uncomfortable, phoenixes do rise from the ashes of the old and one is stronger for the experience. 

Neptune, until March 2017, and particularly this month, continues his work as he has in 2016 on enhancing the sensitivities of those born July 1st and 2nd.  Empathy, compassion, spirituality and creativity has all been underlined.  An ability to see the bigger more existential spiritual picture has been yours and continues to inspire.  Other cultures and travel has also had and will for the next few months, have a marked positive effect on your life.

Relationships are very powerful this month and although Mercury is retrograde until 8th, you will find that after that date communications with others slot into place. 

After the 3rd, for all born up to July 20th, there is great harmony in the air and indeed travel augers well for increasing happiness.  

 Before the 28th, Mars in Pisces will directly positively impact all born after July 1st, again travel, long distance issues and study can all be a source of inspiration and there is tremendous dynamic sensitivity at work that makes you achieve well. 

However after the 28th, if born June 22nd to 24th, there needs to be some awareness that there is some irritability and impatience in the air from you to others and vice versa.  Keep calm. 
If born around the July 15th the full Moon on the 12th may be quite a wake up call to a few issues that you need to face, with endings of eras a possibility. 


 LEO

Leos are fortunate enough to have Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus all very much in supportive mode this month; and indeed for much for the year. 

This month, those born around August 13th are inspired by Uranus to be awakened and enlightened to new possibilities, not least by pushing out the boundaries geographically.  A new grasping of excitement is in the air and simultaneously those born August 13th to 18th also have a sense of constructive pragmatism to help them carry out the sense of bringing the new to bear, in a sensible and grounded manner.  Realism is a focus. 

Also, those born August 13th to 17th are blessed this month by Jupiter’s support giving wisdom, good judgement and encouragement on a positive optimistic level, but much of the year is very productive for many of you. 

For this month however, many of you will be focussing on work issues, although with Mercury still retrograde until the 8th, there is a need to keep your eye on the ball and not to get too frustrated when things are blocked; and indeed between the 4th and the 8th, romantic issues need care in handling, as misunderstandings are potentially rife. 

Before the 3rd, however, if born after August 19th, your need for love and affection is strong and you will be able to give and receive.

After the 28th, if born July 23rd to 25th, there will be a new spark of determination, ambition and courageous drive to achieve what it is you need.  This can be very constructive. 


VIRGO

In 2016, Saturn was been an irritant for many born up to September 12th and in 2017 he will be a reminder of some reality checks for those born after September 14th.

Saturn is a karmic schoolteacher, a benevolent despot and the hard work and the practicalities and the maturity, which we need to face under his influence, is always in our favour in the long term.

Saturn will continue to affect all born September 1st to 5th for the coming few months in a way that indicates one needs to be very aware of not over-idealising people, searching for the fairy tale and not seeing through rose tinted spectacles and ensuring that one checks the validity of others out and generally keep it real.
Thereafter for the rest of the year, all those born between September 4th and 8th  need to bear that  in mind.

Pluto will also continue for much of the year to impact positively those born September 8th to 11th.  This will be empowering creatively, in love life and in fertility issues.  A new sense of strength, determination and purpose is born. 

Meanwhile this month Saturn will be directly affecting those born September 14th to 18th  This is a time of some blocks, restrictions, and tiredness.  You need to look after your health, pace yourself, but you need to be very pragmatic, hard working and disciplined; and know that it will pay off.  Before the 8th, the restrictions with your ruler Mercury, being retrograde, will be obvious in domestic circumstances and possibly in love life. 

After the 3rd, all born up to September 17th have the blessing of Venus in your opposite sign.  Love and affection is in the air, and happiness from others is infectious. 

Before the 28th,  all born after September 1st also have Mars in their 7th house, which could suggest that passions are strong, others are assertive and so are you; and there could be some rather subtle clashes, but it can also be a time of much cooperation with mutual effort.  Ensure that the power of Mars is constructive. 

With Jupiter’s opposition to your Uranus this month, it is also possible that many of you will be seeking, with great determination, a breakthrough in finances, possibly with a hint of risk in the mix.


LIBRA

Jupiter remains in Libra until about October 11th 2017. 

For all born after October 5th will have up until October this year, Jupiter very much affecting them very positively at certain points in the year. 

This month, those benefiting from this every twelve years conjunction, with be those born October 13th to 17th.  For this group, this is a buoyant month with luck, growth, travel, optimism and success; and a sense of well being. And because Saturn is also sextiling the Suns of exactly the same group, it would suggest that along with the growth and the positivity, is constructive hard work that is extremely rewarding and long lasting.  There is a very grown up, but a very happy feeling about the month. 

Uranus stays with those born October 12th to 15th and indeed he will be affecting you as such, on and off until March.  By that point he will have been with you for a year; and this has been rather disruptive and continues this month in terms of other people being unpredictable. Whatever changes are in the air re relationships, they are ultimately a catalyst for growth and a leap into a more positive future, but it can feel insecure, uncertain and unsafe at the time, but new and exciting people can come into your life, but they may not be permanent; just simply catalysts

Pluto also continues this year more or less for the whole year, to square the Suns of those born October 9th to 12th.  This group are familiar with this energy by now and it does suggest a need to liberate you with a bit of an internal power struggle away from the old and into the new.   Ending of chapters are in the ether, but transformational empowerment follows.  Just be conscious that your motive needs to be for he greater good and is pure and not just about power over others.  Internal and external change is being undertaken. 

Mercury retrograde, moving direct on the 8th, can bring some frustrations to your sign domestically or connected to offspring, notably between the 4th and the 8th.  Take time out to stop and think, rather than get frustrated. 

Before the 3rd, if born after 18th, use that window to enjoy social life, love life and creative success. 

After the 28th, that very small period may be challenging those born after September 22nd until 26th and the energy will be quite contentious from other people.  Relationships will not be a walk in the park.  You need to be careful that you do not invite assertively from others, but you will certainly have to stand your ground over certain issues if justified.  The power of others’ will, is quite strong. 

However, for many of you, specifically born in mid-October, there will be a great desire for some excitement and adventure and need for a bit of risk and the new.  That’s fine.  Enjoy, but don’t lose caution. 


SCORPIO

Neptune, having spent a full year enhancing the 9th to 11th degree of Pisces, and therefore benefiting those born November 2nd to 5th, now spends his last few months, including January, finishing his job for this group.  Although he will nudge you again in the last few months of 2017, but his main work will be done by March, which means simply that you have experienced, over the last year, continuing in the first two months strongly this year, of a greater feeling of empathy, sensitively a down-grading of the ego, compassion and an appreciation of the arts and spiritual values.  It is a particularly positive for those who are involved in aesthetics and has brought great joy and special connection on a heart level with offspring or grandchildren.  Being near the ocean would be/is beneficial. 

Pluto will continue this year, as he did last year, to empower and bring a sense of destiny to all born November 7th to 10th and that will be very true in January as well.  He has brought, and continues to bring, an incisively forensic understanding in your conscious mind with an almost x-ray vision into truth. Your power to affect people through your communications and influences is considerable and your powers to get to the truth of anything should not be underestimated. 

Jupiter remains in Libra all this year until around the 10th October, when he enters your sign, which will mean that you will all then have a year of benefiting from the bonuses of Jupiter, but up to that point there is a quiet behind the scenes psychological preparation going for a new, more progressive chapter, starting in October for many of you. 

This month you are on form intellectually, with good communication skills particularly, but because Mercury is retrograde, it is vital that you ensure that you don’t assume that all communications have got through successfully, that you double check detail, where the devil resides and that you also, particularly, between the 4th and 8th, make sure that all financial dealings are completely clear and understood. 

From 3rd, all born up to November 19th, will be feeling very much in tune with their love life, their affections, with children’s’ issues and also creatively very fertile. 

And also, up to the 28th, all born after November 8th, have Mars also from Pisces, creating a great creative push, drive and a hunger for fun, enjoyment and passions are strong; and there will be a need to live life to the full and enjoy; and romantic interests will be pursued in a constructive and successful way.


SAGITARIUS

Saturn remains in your sign until late December of 2017.  He has been in your sign since September 2015, so many of you have already experienced the maturing effects of Saturn. 

However, for those born after December 12th, there will be some Saturn learning curves still to come, but remember Saturn is your friend in disguise as a karmic school teacher and benevolent despot; and whatever hard work you do and step up to the plate during Saturn, serves you very well in the future and you’re glad you rose to the challenge. 

This month Saturn will be directly conjuncting the Suns of those born December 12th to 17th.  For this group there is a need to look after the health, respect the vessel in which you live.  It will be a time of challenge, hard work, like climbing a mountain, possibly austerity, patience and maturity.  Pace yourself and deal with the necessary.  Delays and restrictions are there so as to re-think strategy and to check whether you are actually knocking on the right door.  If you are, hard work and patience seriously pays off.  Saturn is a reality check that we all periodically, often have.

However, the very good news is that Jupiter, in harmony with your sign from Libra, continues to be in that sign until October 10th, so therefore many of your have him on your side this year.  In fact, all born from December 4th onwards, will be benefiting periodically from his protection.  This month, those born December 12th to 17th are benefiting from him, which will act as a really good protection from some other more stringent demands of Saturn. 

Jupiter brings growth, potential for change in a positive way, optimism, some confidence and luck; and the ability to fulfil some of one’s wishes; and when combined with Saturn, he creates a hard-working sense of success with immediate rewards from the work. 

Uranus is also in positive mode now for all born December 11th to 14th, as those three planets (Uranus Jupiter and Saturn) are currently all very connected to each other. 
By the end of February, Uranus will have done his work aimed at this group and this is the last chapter; and is basically about showing you the opportunities to take a leap into a new future and to follow your own intuitions and to appreciate the need and validity of change and awakening to new concepts, new thoughts, new understandings. The power of offspring and creativity to bring change into one’s life has been significant and continues this month and next. 

Mercury is retrograde and  in your sign between the 4th and the 8th, so that will be a time when many of you will need to be extraordinarily careful about ensuring that you clarify everything as much as possible, but delays and blocks are part of the picture for a reason, so as to make you re-think.  After the 8th, things will straighten out. 

Finances before the 3rd are looking good for those born after December 18th, but after the 3rd, for all born up to December 20th, there will be a need to be wary of over-expansion or over spending on home and family and but good times can certainly be in the air.  Just a danger of some excess. 

Mars also in your Solar 4th house until the 28th suggests that for all born after December 1st, there is the potential for irritation and a bull in a china shop sort of mood going on in the domestic area and family.  Either you or others are in this mode and certainly any issues that have been simmering may well erupt.  It is a time to be not impatient and to curb irritation; and possibly to have tolerance. 

However, after the 28th, all born November 23rd and 24th will find that their ability to be constructive, determined, practical and ambitious will serve them well.  It also gives a boost to romantic life and creative abilities. 


CAPRICORN

Pluto remains in Capricorn until 2025 and he has been slowly working his way through your sign since about 2008.  He is now in the second half of his journey and so will affecting all in this coming year born January 6th to 11th inclusive.  This should therefore be quite a ground-breaking time for this group, although those born at the beginning of these said dates will have already sensed some of the influences which are very empowering and fated in the sense that the changes and the intensity of experiences are meant to be for a purpose and are transformational.  The influence of power, your own and others, will be significant and therefore it is very important that one is incredibly conscious of best use of power and with good motive.  This is an evolutionary journey of the soul and happens once every 248 years, so clearly not everybody has a conjunction of Pluto to their Sun in their lifetime.  One grows enormously through the experience. 

Uranus too is affecting many born in Capricorn by square, notably in 2017 if born January 10th to 18th.  This month those affected are born January 10th to 12th.  When Uranus is squaring one’s Sun there is an ultimate restlessness, a desire for change, a feeling of uncertainty, a feeling of unsure ness; and although many people in the world are feeling that, it is particularly powerful for many Capricorns.  Things are not as they were and one cannot second-guess.  It is important to be flexible and go with the flow and one cannot be too controlling, but equally one needs to be sure that one doesn’t rush into change for its own sake.  Domestic change is a possibility as Uranus is in your solar 4th house, but adrenalin is strong, as is the need for it on some levels.  It is important to look after the nervous system. 

Neptune too is affecting Capricorns, but in a very positive way and will continue to affect all born December 30th to January 6th in 2017.  This month it is most directed at those born end of December, early January.  The influence of this Neptune transit happens once every 80 odd years is one of a softening, or a reduction of ego, of a need to encompass the heart in what you feel and what you do.  The thinking becomes more emotional and sensitive and a more spiritual creative side needs expression and acknowledgement. 

Jupiter this month, in Libra now and right up to October 10th 2017, is currently affecting those born January 11th to 14th.  This is not a difficult transit, just implies a need to be careful that you don’t overdo or over-expect, or show any sort of arrogance or over-confidence, particularly in one’s career.  Do not push past the point of success and show humility. 

January is a month, which can emphasise your own individuality and strength of personality quite strongly being your birthday period.  Be aware that with Mercury retrograde, until the 8th and in your sign until the 4th, can bring a need to double check facts and a realisation that there will be some blocks and restrictions, some hiccups, to do possibly with technology, travel and possibly misunderstandings.  Things straighten out after the 12th

After the 3rd, all born up to January 17th will enjoy a resurgence of harmony in their thinking.  Charm and affections are in the air and highlighted and indeed up until the 28th all born after December 31st will have a forcefulness and a determination in a very constructive way in their thinking and in their actions which brings success; and there is a confidence and ambition that is manifested in wise thought, action and speech. 


AQUARIUS

Your ruler Uranus remains in Aries, a compatible sign to your own, until May 2018 and has been in that sign since early 2011; and this year he will be going a long way towards liberating your true soul if born February 9th to 17th.  Your consciousness and awareness is growing, there is an awakening, an ability to look outside the box, an ability to be much more intuitive and inventive in your insight, understanding and expression of self.  You are much more true to your true Aquarian soul; and this month, this is particularly true for those born February 8th to 11th.  Your intuition needs respecting .

Jupiter also is in harmony from Libra to your sign until October 10th.  This brings opportunities for all of you born after February 1st, to experience this year, the possibility of growing academically, in wisdom and through travel.  There is luck, there is support, and there is confidence.  International issues can affect your life in a very positive way and higher learning and a metaphysical wisdom is growing.  This month those particularly affected positively by this influence are those born February 9th to 14th

Even Saturn is in harmony with your sign by Sextile, particularly affecting all those born after February 9th throughout 2017; and this month those most benefiting are born February 9th to 14th, so constructive wisdom, hard work, responsible obligations, practical help for others and patience, discipline and maturity are all yours.  So for this group, having the Jupiter benefit too, this can be a very positive and progressive January. 

Venus is in your sign before the 3rd and for those born after 15th February there is a small window of opportunity on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd to really enjoy extra charisma, extra charm, extra attractiveness and an extra dose of love and affection. 

After the 3rd, and indeed up to the 28th many of you will be putting a lot of focus, ambition and determination into issues connected to personal security and finance.  Rightly so. 

After the 28th, if born up to January 23rd, i.e. early Aquarians, there will be the beginning of a period of real assertiveness, ambition and focus that is very constructive in communications and in your thoughts. 

Mercury being retrograde is not directly affecting your sign too much, but nevertheless before the 8th there is still a need to be patient with delays and to review things that are not happening as quickly as you would like. 

Now currently in the ether over this and last month, Jupiter is opposing your ruling planet of Uranus which has been bringing a real stimulus to many of you to go for something that is more revolutionary and different in life; and to search for a little bit of excitement and belief in your own freer, unique path.
If born round January 28th, the new Moon on the 27th/28th, may presage a sense of successful initiative and the sense of a new chapter.


PISCES

Neptune remains in your sign for this year; and indeed does not leave it until 2025; and has been there since around 2012, so this very long transit of Neptune in your sign is significant globally, but your for own sign of course, it is particularly strong as its visitation only happens in Pisces every 165 years; and this year all born March 1st to 6th are going to be graced with the power of Neptune.

On one level this is very positive, because it inspires, it spiritualises, it increases creativity in the visual sense and it can also bring the ultimate in empathy and sensitively to others, which can be quite painful when you are already a sensitive soul, but negatively it can also bring evasion, elusion, deception from self, with a tendency towards escapist behaviour, which can be negative.  It is a question of using the sensitivity and not being used by it, so beware; and this month those affected are born February 27th to March 1st, although this has been happening to you throughout 2016, so you are no stranger to this, but just be aware of its power.

Pluto is in positive mode to the Suns’ now of those born March 6th to 9th.  This has been hinted at throughout 2016 and indeed throughout 2017 all born March 6th to 11th will be influenced by this powerful Pluto transit.  It brings greater courage and energy and drive and power than many of you will have dared to have experience before.  It gives intelligence, leaderships skills, the ability to change situations and people and groups for the better and people around you will be powerful personalities who will be constructive in helping you on your life’s path.  Intelligent power and insight and transformational abilities are more powerfully yours, possibly as never before in your life. 

Venus moves into your sign on the 3rd and Mars is in your sign all month until the 28th, all of you will be the receivers of either extra charm, sensitivity, creativity and with a more benign and loving nature even than usual and a very great aesthetic awareness and ability, particularly in music and the arts; and all of you born after February 28th will also find yourself being more assertive, ambitious, determined and confident.  You just need a little care that you don’t become a little over-assertive at times, but with care, this can be an empowering and positive month.

Although Mercury is retrograde until the 8th, during which time we will all need to be a little aware of some hiccups and delays; and a need to be very careful about communications, but after the 8th he goes direct, then the principal of forward movement is restored especially for your sign, after the 12th



Thursday, 1 December 2016

GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW AND YOUR HOROSCOPE FOR DECEMBE 2016


So Donald Trump is president elect, despite the fact that on the face of it (Clinton’s time of birth unknown however) her chart was marginally more favoured on the day of the vote. However, So often when Jupiter is looking quite positive by transit in someone’s chart, they get what they need and what is going to ultimately benefit them, rather that than necessarily what they may want …  The economic/and socio/political outlook for many countries, not least the USA is looking grim in the coming 10 years and whoever was going to be president is going to have a pretty unenviable time… and Clinton will probably live to be relieved that she did not have to shoulder that weight.

Trump’s chart looks very challenged from mid December (Saturn conjunct his Moon and opposition his Sun; an every 30 year event) and remains so till inauguration.  . The impact of the implications of coming power and the implicit responsibilities will at the very least overwhelm/bore him and he will realise the limitations of his projected plans/promises … and his health could be impacted, however there is a protection from Jupiter simultaneously. This difficult Saturn transit to Sun and Moon will repeat itself next summer and fall, but without such significant Jupiter protection.

Mercury moves retrograde from the 20th, suggesting that much from then, will be put on hold globally and in peoples lives, in some context, or communications /travel goes awry and it may not be till the 8th of next month that things straighten out. Use the time for reconsideration of goals and methodology, rather than just allow yourself to merely get frustrated.

People are angry and rebelling globally (Uranus in Aries) over growing inequality and economic privation of the many, whilst they see the powers that be, capitalising more and more on their power and wealth. Pluto’s (power) entry into in Capricorn (monetary system) in 2008 saw the beginning of this poverty /wealth divides. The Lehman banking crisis was the first warning of the corruption/imbalance in our financial system, and no lessons were learnt. 

The populist desire to blame the increasing wealth imbalance on anyone convenient is strong (especially on the outsider), but also correctly on the current neo liberal system and its big players, but sometimes the very people many of the discontented and the disadvantaged look to, for salvation and to hero worship (Neptune in Pisces), such as Nigel Farage in the UK and Trump in the States, are the very beings (although cleverly seeming to speak their language and champion their cause) that in reality champion and represent and have exploited the very system that has brought such inequality. 

Nationalism is on the rise and the search for more autocratic rule. The principle of democracy has been an assumed fact, given that the vast majority of people alive now in the west, have only known so called democracy and taken it for granted and now it seems to have genuinely failed the many  (the electoral systems are not truly democratic in the UK or in the States).

There is however a great danger within the coming 10 years, while Pluto travels through the last 10 degrees of Capricorn, of subtle or not so subtle dictatorships and with their accompanying ruthlessness, being voted (largely unwittingly) back onto the world stage.

Saturn moving into Capricorn from December next year, will bring economic privation for the many to a peak, Unfortunately the likes of Donald Trump and Theresa May will be unable or unwilling to address this in any discernible way, bringing even greater anger and discontent. The only way this will be changed is when there is a total fundamental rethink of the economic system. However many other crises will erupt in the coming decade that will put economic inequality in the shade, not least a greater risk of war affecting the west, because of growing nationalism, which is always a good displacement of attention when internal poverty dominates (as in the 30’s). Climate shifts and the fallout will also inevitably become in all our faces.

The full Moon on the 14th falls at 22 degrees of Gemini and the new Moon on the 29th falls at 7 degrees of Capricorn.  The full brings eruptions of the unconscious to light and closure of chapters. The new Moon brings a new start and a sense of sowing anew for the future. 

ARIES

Travel is in the air, although many of you may find you can’t take your eye off the ball professionally either; and before the 7th, if born after April 12th, you may need to use your charms more than usual successfully in your working context, but beware of sycophancy.  

After the 7th, if born up to April 17th, your communications are successful because they are tinged with caring and gentleness of expression. 

Before the 19th, also those born after April 4th will have an extra dynamism in terms of your determination and effectiveness of getting your point across.  Constructive communications and negotiations are very much on the cards. 

Mercury retrograde from the 20th, may bring frustrations and days re work.. be patient as it may be that it is not till around the 8th of next month that things find a way .

After the 19th, you will all need to be aware that any pent up anger can be harmful to yourself.  Get things out calmly, to the right place, to the right person and the right time. 

Jupiter is currently in his twelve-year visitation opposing the Suns of those born April 5th to 12th.  For this group, good times roll.  Extravagance and confidence is in the year, but with conscience and caution, enjoyment, travel and celebrations can abound; and other people are a source of benefit and joy.  Just avoid over-generosity.
 
The same group have Saturn currently tempering their energies and indeed travel is very much indicated, but it might have a dutiful overtone. 

This combination of Jupiter and Saturn augurs well. 

 Uranus is back this and next month for his final positive stimulus to those born around April 9th to 11th.  These two months are an opportunity to finalise the need for excitement, adventure and liberation that has been around you since June of last year.

 Finally, Pluto is still hovering around the Suns of those born April 4th to 7th.  This coming year will mirror this on and off and it is a time when you have to be wary of power struggles and unconscious forces that can be over-whelming to your energy that can create disturbances within you and within relationships, notably in a career context, or around an authority figure.  Be conscious and squeaky clean. 

 TAURUS
 Intimacy and dealing with very intense financial affairs is flagged up this month; and after the 2nd, long distance issues and travel are also in the air, as is intellectual stimulation from study.  However, around the 20th, Mercury moves retrograde, (ill the 8th of January). So from the 20th travel plans /itineraries can go awry and misunderstandings are in the air.  Try to get important communications achieved before then.  

However, before the 7th, all born after May 12th can feel that love and happiness go very well in a travelling /long distance context.  Harmony is in the air.  

After the 7th, for all born up May 17th, you may need your charm in a professional context more than you feel inclined to display.  

Before the 19th also, if born after May 6th, there is a danger of some assertive individuals at work making you feel a little stressed, or indeed your own assertiveness may be unnecessarily activated.  Beware bullies and bullying behaviour.  Ambitions are loaded. 

However, after the 19th, if born up to May 10th, energies a drive are put very much into goals and social life, in a very constructive way.  Your leadership skills are strong.  

Neptune is enhancing those born from 29th to 30th April, with continued hypersensitivity and creative inspiration, which he has been dong on and off for nearly 2 years.  Make the most of this period as by next year, this influence has waned, but empathy and sensitivity remains yours. 

Pluto is very empowering to all born May 5th to 8th.  This has been around for about a year and the repercussions continue next year.  It gives belief in self, empowerment of knowledge and wisdom, courage, self-regeneration and very positive influences to higher learning and through travel and other cultures.  

 GEMINI

December is a month for relationships.  Other people are powerful movers and shakers in your life. 
Before the 2nd, if born after June 18th, communications with others are powerful and effective.
After the 7th, if born up to June 17th, happiness and the affections and stimulated through vacations, visiting family and any long distance connections.  Love and travel go hand in hand. 
Be aware that from the 20th, Mercury, your ruler, moves retrograde and that can bring ,up until the 8th of next month, a sense of frustration and block, particularly connected to communications around money and getting mutual understanding of complex issues straightened out.  There will be a feeling of frustration and things being on hold. It is rather a time for re-evaluation, rather than frustration.
Before the 19th, all born after June 6th will feel an increased drive and courageous energy and determination in all matters academic, ideological and connected to travel.  Energy and enthusiasm surrounds all those areas.  

 However, after the 19th, if born up to June 1st, be very aware that there may well be extra tiredness, irritation and frustration with self and others professionally.  Tempers are short and patience is thin.  Count to ten. 

The good news is that for all born June 6th to 13th; Jupiter is smiling on you from Libra.  He is bringing happiness and fulfilment through leisure, pleasure, and enjoyment of life, romance and through offspring issues.  Those involved in the arts are particularly inspired and fertile.  In fact, fertility is strong for this entire group.  

However, you will need this protection, as Saturn is also currently opposing the Suns of this same group, so there will be a rather bitter sweet feeling of protection and joy, despite the fact that there will be some blocks and restrictions and reality checks around others and relationships.  Duty calls, but you may also be recognising some facts that need to be faced. Hard work and pragmatism however may be necessary.

Uranus is currently opposing the Suns of those born June 10th to 12th.  This month and next month will feel for these Geminis a little chaotic and unpredictable.  Others are bringing change and the unexpected to your door.  Be flexible and recognise that other people are catalysts for change for a purpose.  

Neptune is in his last stage of bringing some fog and confusion to those born May 30th to June 1st.  Since April 2015, this influence has been underway and will be over by February 2017.  There may be some sense of feeling like a fish out of water in your working life and a sort of discontent, because it’s not fulfilling your heart.  It’s also possible that you feel that there are some confusions and uncertainties and smoke and mirrors around work, but it’s very important to avoid misunderstandings and to check everything out thoroughly.  Deceptive circumstances are in the air.  Avoid all mendacity, no matter how convenient it may be at the time.  Inspiration through nature and being near the sea and through spiritual pursuits is very productive. 

 The full Moon falls on the 14th, which is directly affecting those born between the13th and 14th June. An intense day, bringing to the surface issues from within and without, that need addressed. This is a time of reaping and possible closure.


 CANCER

Focus is quite strong on work, despite being a holiday month, but after the 21st, you will be glad to know, that for all born up to July 2nd, sociability and relationships become a joy.

Also, from the 2nd, for all born up to July 18th, communications with others becomes paramount, important and happy.  

However, the 20th, when Mercury goes retrograde, there is a danger of misunderstandings and arrangements being confused.  Check all communications arrive and that they are clear from you to others and vice versa. That will be true until approximately the 8th January. 

Before the 7th, also for those born after July 13th, love life and affections are flagged up strongly in relationship issues.  Giving and receiving affection is a very powerful and easy issue. 

After the 19th, if born up to July 2nd, focus on internationalism and travel is strong.  Much energy and drive is put into travel and communicating long distance.  Enthusiasm is in the air and very constructive energies are manifested on your part.

All month, Jupiter is squaring the Suns of those born July 7th to 13th.  Although this can bring a sense of well being and happiness, it can also tempt to over generosity and extravagance, notably connected to family and home; and the spending of too much money on gifts etc. can be regretted later, but the good times do roll at the time. 

Neptune is very sweetly influencing all born around July 1st.  Empathy, gentleness, sensitivity and intimacy is powerful and love of the arts and nature and indulgence in those things brings great joy.

However, if born July 6th to 9th, Pluto is in his rare visitation by opposition to your Sun, which you are now no stranger to.  Power struggles and intense issues in relationships are still flagged up.  Avoid unconscious and manipulative motivations and be wary of those who have them towards you.  Power from Pluto has to be used for the greater good or it will ultimately not do you any favours.
 
 LEO

This is a month of fun, enjoyment, creativity and happiness.  Of course it is.  And focuses on offspring as well.  The arts can feature very successfully, as can love life.
 
Be aware that, after the 20th when Mercury moves retrograde, although it does not directly affect you, there could be some hiccups or delays or misunderstandings connected to everyday work routine; and also take care of your health.  That’s true until about the 8th January. However, Venus is protecting you, also in that area. 

However, after the 7th, Venus is particularly powerful in terms of relationships, if born up to August 20th.  The power of love in all contexts is around you this month and indeed your charm and loving abilities bring joy to others. 

Before the 19th, if born after August 8th, there is also a sense of strong-minded people being around you who are not afraid to express themselves quite powerfully and with determination.  Just be wary of unnecessary confrontations through rigidity and refusal to compromise.  Don’t mar positive relationships.  

Jupiter is also on the case in a positive way for those born August 8th to 15th.  He is bringing wisdom and the benefits of positive communications that bring joy to you and you can reciprocate.  Travel is also a distinct possibility. The feeling of love and reason combine very nicely.  Luck and a sense of well being is in the air. 

However, the same group have Saturn trining their Suns, which means that there is also a need to be loyal, dutiful in romantic issues and towards one’s children.  There is hard work asked of you, but you can do it in a way that is admirable and makes you feel happy.  You are constructive and mature. 

Uranus is also bringing bonuses now to those born August 12th to 14th.  For this month and next month are about closing a chapter with the rubber-stamping effect of ability to be inspired in love life and all relationships.  A sense of excitement and awakening is being completed. 

 VIRGO

Home and family figure strongly in December, for your sign in particular.

After the 2nd, for all born up to September 8th, important communications in love life and with one’s offspring are flagged up, but beware that from the 20th there is real room for miscommunications, misunderstandings and complications over communication techniques, such as technology.  Issues in communication in the first half of the month may need to be addressed again later in the month.  

 Before the 7th however, for all born after 14th September, the power of love and joy and party time is very much in the air; and although work may be a preoccupation for many of you before the 19th, after that date, for all born up to September 1st, the power of energy and drive and intensity and even a competitive mood may well flag itself up for this group.  Others are no shrinking violets and the Christmas period shows some strong personalities in your orbit. 

 Saturn is also in square relationship to the Suns of those born September 9th to 15th.  During this time there may be a feeling of tiredness, stress and some weighty burdens to be addressed.  Blocks and delays may be part of the picture.  It’s important to pace yourself and get rest.  Family conundrums and obligations may feel a little more onerous than usual at Christmas.  

Uranus too is creating a little bit of uncertainty and unsettledness in those born around September 12th to 14th.  This is the last chapter, including next month, of an energy, which has haunted you a little since June of last year.  By February it’s gone and you will feel much more serene.  Again, issues to do with family, home, real estate may have been a source of some uncertainty. 

Neptune too, opposing the Suns in his last chapter, for those born September 1st to 3rd, is in indication that you have to be wary about not seeing others clearly, or over-idealising others.  Check out the small print and check out others’ credentials.  By February you will be clearer.
 
Finally, Pluto is empowering the souls and the psyches of those born September 5th to 8th.  The power of love, creativity, the arts and sense of self-regeneration should not be underestimated.  The old Virgo shyness is vanquished and the sense of self-reinvention is successful.  Your power, used wisely, is significant now. 

 LIBRA

This is a harmonious month for many of you.  Your wisdom in communications and your normal fairness is shining.  After the 2nd communications with family will be very paramount, but be warned that after the 20th communications can become unstuck, notably, if born up to October 9th, so it is important to remember clarification over the Christmas period.  

 Before the 7th, if born after October 14th, love, happiness, warmth and good taste is yours, particularly connected to home real estate and family, but there is a danger of a little extra indulgence. 
After the 7th, if born up to October 19th, the general party spirit is thriving and love life, romance and very happy connections with offspring are flagged up.
 
Also, before the 19th, all born after October 9th will feel that they will not take no for an answer when it comes to enjoyment, fun showing their affections.  This is a good time for physical activity, sports and competitiveness.  It is also a time where speculation is in the air with enthusiasm.  

 Jupiter, in your sign now, is quite magical for those born October 8th to 15th.  For this group the month feels very positive, very happy, with abundance, joy, optimism, travel, growth and a positive outlook being very much underlined.  

 But at the same time, for this group Saturn is sextiling your Suns, which give also a sense of caution, care productivity, practicality and effectiveness.   This is an excellent combination.  Common sense is very much part of your vision. 

Uranus is now bringing, for those born October 12th to 14th, another chapter, over by February, of some unpredictable events and uncertainties and insecurities around relationships.  Others are behaving in ways that are ultimately catalysts for you to make changes.  Be flexible.  This particular journey is nearly over. 

 Pluto is still squaring the Suns of those born October 7th to 10th.  This once every 124 year transit, which has been around since early 2015, is still hovering in the ether, bringing some inner struggles in a desire for independence and personal empowerment.  This is a period where you need to be aware that any misuse of power for personal aggrandisement can backfire, but equally it is important not to remain under the thumb of other people’s jurisdictions or power, when it is not necessary, or if it is badly motivated.  

 SCORPIO

Finances are quite a focus this month, as always in December.
 
After the 2nd, if born up to November 8th, many of you will be very much aware of the need for good, clear and effective communication, which can be achieved.  However, after the 20th, when Mercury moves retrograde, there will be a distinct danger of communications having to be double checked and blocks and restrictions are around, but it is a time for re-thinking and re-planning, rather than just pure frustration. 

Before the 7th however, if born after November 14th, your charms go a long way to helping smooth any difficult areas in dealings with others.  

 After the 7th, if born up to November 20th, there is a distinct tendency towards much indulgence in home and family.  This is suitable for the season of course.

Before the 19th, all born after the 8th November also have a Mars square, which can bring a little trouble from over assertiveness connected to home and family.  It can be a little bit of a battle ground at home as wills are fixed and intransigent, so maybe a little leeway will be necessary, but forcefulness should be avoided. 

After the 19th, for all born up to November 2nd, the determination moves into more constructive mode and there is a desire to enjoy, to love and to have fun.  That is both constructive and satisfying.  Energy is high and successful. 

 Neptune very much sensitises you now, as it has been for many months, for those born November 1st to 3rd.  There is real magic in the air when it comes to creative inspiration – you’re visual, sensitive, empathetic, caring and you’ll want a love life that reflects spiritual soul mate qualities, as much as physical.  It is a very softening influence and gives exquisite sensitivity of spirit and the emotions and the heart are powerful. 
 
Also very positively, Pluto your powerful ruler, is currently favouring, very much ( in his once every 124 year angular relationship) the Suns of those born November 6th – 9th.  He is now creating a great sense, as he has for a year or so, of greater insights, truth seeking, powerful communications that are effective and transformative.  Your intellect is deepened and your interests in the more profound issues of life are underlined.  Your forensic powers, typical of Scorpio are honed to the nth degree. 

 SAGITARIUS

This is your month.  Time for celebration, as it is the period of your solar return. 

The first two days of the month, if you’re born after December 19th are very good for successful communications.  

After the 2nd, finances become a focus of thinking and communicating, but beware that after the 20th, when Mercury goes retrograde, you need to be very careful to ensure that you are on the ball with all financial transactions; and that there are no misunderstandings.  However, Venus is around to support you on that one.  

After the 7th, all born up to December 19th are able to use their heart combined wonderfully with their mind to communicate with love, tenderness and effective charms.  

Before the 19th, if born after December 8th, Mars in your solar third house is bringing you a sense of determination and assertiveness, which people notice and which is admirable; and you get things done, as energy is constructive, intelligent and effective.  

After the 19th, if born up to December 1st however, be aware that irritations are in the air, particularly on the domestic front.  Stress and potential for short temper and impatience needs watching.  That can be from you to others or vice versa, but it seems to predominate on the home front. 

Jupiter is currently very protective also and bringing positive influences to bear to those born December 7th to 14th.  Friendship and social life flourish, wisdom is strong and travel and long distance issues can be very beneficial.  There is protection in the air and your goals are getting fulfilled. 

However, because, Saturn is also sitting on the Suns of this group simultaneously, you will need this cavalry effect, as you can feel tired and also rather burdened with responsibility and obligations.  This is a time of hard work, but it’s important to look after the body and pace yourself.  You may well be feeling the march of time.  Be patient with blocks and delays.  There is a reason.
 
Uranus, however, is very much a bonus now for those born around December 11th to 13th.  This influence has been in the ether since June 2015 and he is now back powerfully until February.  There is a boost to energy, drive, awakening, enlightenment; relationship issues are sparking a new chapter and romance is positive.  Dealings with offspring are inspiring and your intuition and sense of enlightenment is in the air.  Respect your own ingenuity and individuality. 

Neptune is still playing smoke and mirror tricks on those born around December 1st.  This has been an influence that has been in the ether on and off since April 2015 and is now in his final throws of influence.  He’s gone by February.  This has created some confusion, uncertainty, insecurity and possibly some areas of not seeing clearly and possibly some deceptive circumstances, connected to roots.  Sacrifices may have been made and there has been a sense of lack of stability, possibly on the family and home front.  Tiredness, needing sleep has been part of the picture and also a need to commune with nature and the worlds of the arts and music have been healing.  This is currently quite strong.  A time not to make major decisions, as all is not clear.   This is a time for floating. By February a new clarity of direction and understanding and insight will drive you. 

 CAPRICORN

This month for Capricorns is in many ways a time of retrospection and review of the past, despite the business around you.  

As of the 2nd, Mercury moves into your sign and will affect all those born up to January 7th.  Communications will become important and your thinking will be stimulated, but beware that after the 20th when Mercury moves retrograde there is room for confusion, mistakes, misunderstandings, communications not being received when they should and possible memory lapses, so double check everything.  It may also be that you have to revisit issues and communications with that took place in the first half of December in the second half in order to somehow undo some problems.

Venus is beautifully in your sign before the 7th, most directly affecting those born after January 12th.   This will enhance your appearance, your charms, your sense of well-being and your lovability.  It is possible that after the 7th finances are given a boost as well; and indeed many of you will be putting a lot of effort into financial security this month. 

After the 19th, however, for all born up to end of December, your mind is sharp, determined, assertive and constructive, as indeed are your energies.  Intelligent action is yours and above and above all intelligent forthright communications and thought. 

Jupiter is this month squaring the Suns of those born January 6th to 13th.  There is a danger of expecting too much of yourself or of others and a little bit of over-confidence.  Assumptions and expectations need to be avoided and expectations may exceed reality, but with moderation this can be an indulgent, pleasant time.

Uranus is now in his final hit of squaring the Suns of those born around January 10th to 12th.  You have been feeling this influence on an off since April 2016 and he is now in his final throws; over by February.  This has created a little bit of a sense disruption, unsettlement, and unpredictability, particularly on the home and family front.  A slightly rebellious feel has been in the air and flexibility has been necessary.  A calmer situation will resume in February. 

Neptune is still harmonising the Suns of those born around December 31st and by February this whole process will have been completed.  It has brought your heart to the fore, your thinking has been dominated by your feelings, your sensitivity, empathy and compassion has been increased, your emotional potential is more fragile, but your appreciation of beauty and nature, the environment, the arts has also increased tremendously, as have your talents therein. Emotional intelligence has been yours and continues to be so as a result of this long transit.

Pluto is in his once every 248-year visitation still powerfully impacting those born January 5th to 8th.  This has been such a long haul and has been both empowering and tense at the same time.  Your life has been about endings, new beginnings.  Great change.  The old has gone and birth of the new is very much under way.  It is very important not to abuse power, or to be coercive.  Egotism has not got to be a motivation.  Be aware of who and what you are and make that knowledge work in your life, but not to satisfy your ego or ambition. It is important to face aspects of yourself, which is part of the process.  It may not be comfortable, but believe that the phoenix rises out of any ashes around you.

The new Moon on the 29th will then affect directly those born December 28th-30th.
 Initiate the new and sow for the future .The time is right.

 AQUARIUS

Social life and friendships figures largely this month, but be aware that from the 20th when Mercury moves retrograde, you need to double check arrangements with others as misunderstandings and delays and hiccups are rife.
 
From the 7th, Venus moves into your sign, favouring all born up to February 17th.  It adds to your charm, to your graces, your appearances, your sense of well being and your love of nature is enhanced; and home and family bring particular warmth to your life.

Also too, Mars before the 19th, is in your sign, impacting particularly those born after February 5th.  For this group, before the 19th, there will be a strong sense of ambition, assertion, drive and energy, physical, psychological and material.  Your determination and focus should not be underestimated in terms of achievement and also the power of your intellect.  

Jupiter is very much gracing the Suns of those born February 5th to 12th.  This particularly favours spending the month in other countries and in long distance communications.  It also favours wisdom; clear thinking, spiritual pursuits and any long distance associations bring blessings.

Similarly Saturn is also affecting this same group in a very constructive way.  Friends are invaluable and loyalty to them is part of the picture.  You are mature in your goals and disciplined and patient.  The sense of the responsibility balances wonderfully with your sense of joy.  This is a great combination.  

Uranus, your ruler, is in a very favourable relationship now to the Suns of those born February 9th to 11th.  He has been hovering around this spot since June of last year and this is his final chapter of his once every 42 year visitation on this angle to your Sun.  It is over really by February.  He has brought and is bringing a sense of awakening to your true potential of belief in yourself and your authenticity and originality; and a belief in your ability to express your true ideologies and understanding and insights of life. You intuition has grown and should be trusted and eureka moments are in the air.  You are awakening really to your true unique Aquarian potential. 

 PISCES

This is a month of being acutely aware of your status and your position in the world and career may well be a focus.
 
From the 2nd, many of your born up to March 7th will also be acutely aware of the power of friendships and communications with others. However, it is important that all organised activities, particularly around the Christmas period, get double checked as retrograde Mercury from the 20th (till January 8th) can create havoc in terms of being in the wrong place at the right time or the right place at the wrong time; and other such confusions. 

However, before the 7th Venus is harmonious to all those born after March12th; and for this group there is at least a sense of great joy and affection through friendships and your goals, particularly creative ones, can flourish.  

 It is important before the 19th, with Mars being in your Solar Twelfth House that you do not sit on anger and let it brood.  Try and express it harmoniously and calming as possible in the right place, at the right time, to the right person. 

However, after the 19th, Mars very definitely moves into your sign, really stimulating your energy, your drive, your assertiveness and your ambition, particularly for those February born Pisces.  There is only one danger with this.  The assertiveness can become aggression and over-competitive nature and forcefulness.  There is also a distinct possibility that you may also be at the receiving end of such behaviour.  Competitiveness is in the air and avoid inviting trouble from others, but positively your determination and ambition can be very successful.

 Saturn is currently squaring the Suns of those born March 7th to 13th.  This can create a sense of tiredness, stress, block, restrictions, and limitations from authority figures or in a working context.  Look after your body, be patient, self-disciplined and grit your teeth and do what you have to do.  Step up to the plate.  Necessity is important now, but get rest and be measured in your efforts.  Be courageous and hard working and not running away from responsibilities will pay off big time. 

Neptune is sitting right on the Suns of those born February 27th to March 1st.  This has been a phenomena that happens once every 165 years and has been around you on and off since April 2015.  You are now coming to the end of this long visitation from your ruling planet.  What he has and is continuing to bring, is an exquisite sensitivity that so typical of a Pisces nature.  He has inspired on a positive level the arts, love of nature, a visual sense, psychic qualities, spiritual growth and empathy and compassion.  Negatively, he has brought over-sensitivity, escapism; maybe delusion and a tendency for self-deception; and along with the over-idealism can come disillusionment.  Provided you let your sensitively be used for the greater good of others, rather than be overwhelmed by it, this can be a transformative and redeeming period. 

Pluto has been in an empowering period for several years and continues to be for all born March 5th to 8th.  Your leadership ability, your caring for the greater good, your humanitarian capacity and the power of good groups and friends in your life have been transformational and regenerative.  Your courage, strength and insight and power to do good for others as well as self is currently of great potential.