Monday, 1 May 2017

MAY 2017 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR HOROSCOPE

This month is less crisis prone than last month, but we still live with the weight of uncertainty globally and a feeling of deferred crisis, which look like they may resurface dangerously in July, when the Sun once again, and additionally also Mars, will then entangle in dangerous aspects, i.e. both opposing Pluto and squaring Uranus.

Trump’s chart is very troubled from this coming early July to late October. A time of decisive, challenging events for his reputation and future is then flagged up. Saturn is conjunct his Moon and opposing his Sun during those months... It does not look an easy or happy period for him. Saturn is the lord of karma.

At least Saturn is this month trining Uranus and this does bring a feeling of the potential to build a bridge between the old and the new. There is a feeling that stability can be grasped because calm and control keeps impulsive acts at bay.

Mercury is direct again from May 3rd, allowing for forward movement and blocks being lifted, and also a sense of a new template being pursued after a few weeks of necessary rethink.

The Sun and Mercury both also positively trine Pluto this month, exact on the 9th and 31st respectively. This is regenerative and empowering and potentially makes for constructive and wise use of power and is productive of good communications, both personally and on the global stage.

Mars for most of the month however is squaring Neptune,( which continues in its own home sign of Pisces)  indicating deception / confusion /smoke and mirrors/delusion when in negative, square mood) being exact on the 11th. This creates a great sense of confusion and lack of clarity. There is feeling that with “fake news” everywhere and facts being challenged and the lack of honesty in media and from leaders, that there is uncertainty among many of what to believe. Either people are easily influenced and believe everything they hear or read in the media, in an unthinking way, or there is total cynicism about what is said or read. Dishonesty and even corruption has become an almost accepted part of much political discourse and action. With the increasing domination of money, power and indeed corporate power, in politics, and with populism, not necessarily based on objective facts, driven by the media; distortion and lack of transparency is rife.

There is a sense of a lack of true democracy now, as there is mistrust of elections and their genuine outcome, and because of the power of technology to have hidden influence over our lives, which is less than tangible, we are at the mercy of invisible powers that make us pawns in the game of larger often elusive agendas, that have little to do with the genuine desire to help and protect its populace. Much of this has been building since Pluto (power) moved into in Capricorn (establishment /money) in 2008 (till 2025).

With Neptune is Pisces now also, (since 2012), the art of confusion and deception has added to the sense of total uncertainty, illusion and ultimate disillusionment with systems and government.

For a significant no of the populace, seeming fairy tale outcomes in election, or referendum results, that seem to bring the promise of a universal healing, can turn into nightmares, as promises hit the dust, lies are uncovered and the real self seeking agendas of the powers that be, show themselves.

Turkey’s recent referendum result has been dogged by suspicion of coercion, on the altar of a desire for Erdogan to have the powers of dictatorship.  Turkey is believed to be a Virgo country and currently Mars in Pisces, till 2025, is opposing that sign.

Checks and balances in the political system in many countries are now sadly lacking.

The upside of Neptune in Pisces is that the generation of children who have this (born between February 2012 and April 2025) will have extra sensitivity, compassion, empathy and love of beauty and Nature. They will also have an especial love of and talent in music and the arts and the power of extra spiritual awareness will be manifest. At the risk of sounding like a Salvationist, a world that has become increasingly totally immersed in material values and focused seemingly exclusively on economic growth, at all costs, will certainly need the input of these souls.

 The Moon is full on the 10th in the 21st degree of Scorpio, exact at 21.4 GMT.
 This is a time of potentially eruptive energies, and the closing of chapters are indicated. We reap what is sown, and this is a time of reaping.

By contrast the Moon is new on the 25th at the 5th degree of Gemini, exact at 19.44 GMT. The new is launched and the hopeful is initiated under this influence. We sow on the new Moon.



 ARIES

 Before the 16th all born after the 13th will be in a positive mode of interaction with other people, with intelligence and wisdom and your desire to communicate is constructive, but do listen too

 After the 4th, when Mercury moves direct, things that have been put on hold in terms of progress or communication will be liberated.

 Venus, currently in your sign favours all born up to April 15th.  This is a time potentially for romance, love and harmony to be underlined.  Love of beauty, appreciation of arts and the affections are all-strong. Your personal charms and consideration of other people is also going to stand you in good stead. 

 Mars, your ruler, is currently in Gemini, favouring a desire to get your point across effectively and give intellectual, spiritual, physical and psychological courage to all born March 26th to April 15th.  Your efforts prove constructive. 

 Jupiter in your opposite sign is now favouring, as he did last November, those born April 2nd to 6th.  For this group the good times are rolling and travel is flagged up. It’s very positive around relationships, which are flourishing.  There are good people in your life, who are encouraging you to have a good time and enjoy yourself.  Just beware that you don’t project onto them too many expectations, or be lead into too much indulgence by the influence of others.

 Even Saturn is favourable to those born April 14th to 18th.  He is bringing maturity, a practical focus and patience and wisdom to this group.  Travel is likely to be for duty and obligational purposes.  Issues to do with law and study are serious and need attention in a very productive, constructive way.  Work done during this period will serve you well in the future.

 Uranus is in his once every 84 year yearly visit now, to those born April 14th to 17th; and indeed he will be with you, on and off, in this current mode for a year. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected and the unpredictable; the chaotic to some extent and also the awakener, the enlightener.  So, for this group, there will be a very powerful sense of restlessness, a desire for change and maybe a new humanitarian outlook on life.  Your uniqueness and individuality is strong, but there is a danger of rushing into something too quickly, just for the sake of the new, for the adrenalin and for the novelty.  Change is inevitable.  Embrace it, but don’t push the river; and remember there is a whole year of this energy ahead of you

Pluto is now squaring the Suns of those born around April 8th to 10th.  This has been since last month and indeed will haunt you until around January 2019.  This happens once every 124 years and is going to be a significant time.  When Pluto squares your Sun, it challenges you to learn to use power and to deal with power wisely, particularly in your profession and in your work.  Endings of chapters are also in the air, based on the fact that you need to find your true purpose, but endings always presage the new and you must see every ending as a beginning of a new destined chapter.  Do not be ruthless or impose your will upon others.  Keep squeaky clean and avoid people who are manipulative or dragging you down to a level that is not totally honest through their wheeling, dealing influence; and be conscious of all the stuff within yourself, which is deep and needs looking at, so that you can understand your motive, because Pluto can bring up quite dark issues, in quite an explosive manner. 

 TAURUS
 
 A month for shining; and from the 4th, when Mercury goes direct, the sense that you have had of being misunderstood and isolated, will start to desist, but it won’t be until the 16th, when Mercury moves into your sign when all born up to May 8th will feel released to express themselves fully and with effect. After the 16th, communication will be very important and progressive..

Venus, in your Solar 12th House currently will suggest that behind the scenes caring and nurturing in a rather a quiet way will be very appreciated by other people and Mars, now going through your Solar 2nd House, brings a drive to secure finances or improve them. 

Neptune is now sextiling the Suns of those born May 3rd to 6th.  This happens approximately every 42 years.  This makes all in this group more emotional, sensitive, and more appreciative of nature, beauty, aesthetics,. Being near the sea is healing and there is a great joy in listening to music and going to the movies.  Not because of any desire to escape, but because you need the imagination, artistic and creative side of you stimulated.  It makes you sensitive to other people’s pain and very constructive and intelligent at being supportive of other people.  The charitable and caring side of you is underlined, as is the spiritual side; and it will make you a much better rounded person. It nullifies the ego on the altar of a more existential understanding of life.  For those, already artistic, creative, empathetic and caring; this will underline those qualities to an admiral degree.  You will care about the planet. We need that.

 Pluto is very positive now, trining the Suns of those born May 9th to 11th; and this has been with you since March and will, on and off until early 2019 and only happens approximately every 124 years.  This is empowering.  Pluto, if you think about the word, has links with power (plutocracy/plutonium) and it brings a heightened ability to regenerate, transform and change yourself for the better in areas of higher wisdom, higher learning, through travel, through international dimensions and the power of belief in yourself and your destiny.  There has to be recognition that you are the agent and not the owner of the power, but events will happen in your life that bring you a greater sense of self-respect, understanding and insight; and the courage and determination to do what you know is necessary and right.  Enjoy and use wisely. 


GEMINI

 The ruling planet of your sign is Mercury and it moves direct on the 4th, when many of you will feel very relieved that certain issues that have been on hold or frustrating, which have forced you to stop and re-think, are now able to move forward.

 For all born after June 13th, before the 16th, friendships and working collaboratively with groups for a purpose will flourish, particularly after the 4th and after the 16th, there will be a period for many of your where there will be a need to withdraw a little to review and to indulge in private thinking, private study.

Venus, will for all born up to up to June 16th, bring a very sociable time this month.  Friends will stimulate you and help you enjoy life and working in a loving and supportive relationship with those like-minded people will have the same goals in mind, will give great satisfaction; and the power of affections and care and romance are in the air. 

 Mars is currently in your sign and this month he will directly impact the Suns of those born May 27th to June 20th.  For this group, there is determination, vigour, ambition, assertion, competitiveness and huge energetic desire to achieve goals.  This is all very effective, provided it is not over-assertive.  The impact of other people will be strong too and one has to possibly contend with people who are contentious towards you, but handled wisely, it can be a very productive cooperation with someone who is also determined to achieve.

 Jupiter is supportive now for those born June 3rd to 7th.  He brings a desire for enjoyment, a sense of adventure, travel, luck, growth, internally and externally.  This also enhances relationships, and brings new and positive ones into your life, particularly if it has an international aspect, and wisdom from others benefit you.  It is also good for activity re children and enjoyment of offspring.  It is also expansive to do with creative self-expression.

Saturn is a different story, as he now opposing, in his once every 30-year visitation, the opposing the Suns of those born June 15th to 20th.  For this group there a feeling of block, restriction and having to take on responsibilities, burdens and to be dutiful and obligational.  It brings a feeling of tiredness and one has to be patient and measured in how one goes about doings things.  Self-discipline is must and anybody who seems to be blocking your path or restricting you may be necessary as a Karmic school teacher, or you may feel somebody has become too burdensome in your life and there is no choice, but to walk away.  Lessons are to be learned, as Saturn is the Karmic schoolteacher and the benevolent despot. 

However, simultaneously, Uranus is in a good position to the Suns of those born June 15th to 19th.  This is going to complicate the Saturn effect This gives a desire for excitement, freedom, change and will be around for about a year, but currently, with Saturn, you may be frustrated that it can’t quite happen yet, but remember that when Saturn is gone, next month, there will be, for the coming year, a period of understanding, a new direction, a new freedom, a new liberty to express your true self; and to have humanitarian values growing.

Neptune, however, is currently bringing to those born June 3rd to 6th a quality that will be with you until early 2019, of a need to be absolutely sure of people and decisions in your life.  Check all the details. Deceptions to self and from others are likely. Check the credentials of others, particularly in career. It will also give you a divine discontent and a desire to do something different that suits your heart more, but don’t change track unless you’ve checked everybody and everything out.  Beware of escapism, over-indulgence and you will need more sleep than usual. 

The new Moon falls in your sign on the 25th, directing its energy at those born round May 26th. For these individuals, there is an opportunity to begin new projects and experience new beginnings with vigour, as your emotions/unconscious and rational mind power will be somehow at one.


 CANCER

 Before the 4th many of you may well feel that you are stuck and very little movement is forthcoming.  However, after then, because of good communications and good contacts, you can start to feel that you see a path opening up, particularly connected to career blocks. 

After the 16th, when Mercury moves into Taurus, for all born up to July 9th, communications with friends and in a leadership context and working collectively with others, can be inspiring; and again, negotiations can start to work well.   There will be the ability to use your charms effectively in your work, but don’t be sycophantic.  

Mars in Gemini is a little bit of a warning to you all to make sure that if you’re feeling cross, express is calmly as you feel it to the right person, at the right time, right place; otherwise there is a danger of you sitting on it and letting it seethe dangerously.

Jupiter is currently influencing those born July 4th to 8th to be rather self-indulgent or extravagant.  Good times are on the roll, but beware that a temptation to spend maybe too much money, or to over-reach is possible; and a little bit of over-confidence, that can be counter-productive; and over-indulging others can be a signature of this position. 

Uranus is now, and for the coming year, squaring the Suns of those born July 17th to 20th.  This will give restlessness and a sense of the unpredictable being thrown at you; curved balls, which you need to take in your stride.  This is a period of change.  It’s a sort of journey, rather than an arrival and you have to be very flexible.  It may well affect your working life.  It is inevitable that change is in the air. Accept it, but don’t rush into anything.  There is a year for this transition to happen.  Stop and count to ten before rushing into anything new or any decision because there is a good chance you may change your mind. 

Neptune is currently trining the Suns of those born July 3rd to 6th.  This is bringing real spiritual and creative inspiration, great empathy and sensitivity and brings inspiration specifically to higher study through some ideology and certainly from the arts.  Travel can be inspiring too.  This is going to be with you until early 2019. Your heart centre is truly open.

 Finally, Pluto is opposing the Suns of those born July 11th to 13th.  This is a long protracted transit that will be hovering till January 2019; and you have to be aware that other people may come into your life that are confrontational, manipulative, or coercive; and there is a risk of power struggles in any sort of relationship.  Be careful that you do not get embroiled in dark tactics; and if they do, you draw boundaries and walk away.  Endings of chapters connected to relationships are possible, particularly to do with romantic issues., but ultimately regenerative. Beware over-bearing people.  Be aware of your motives and if others are really not conscious of theirs, or if their motives are ruthless, walk way.
   

 LEO

 Your reputation will be important to you and you will want to shine and when Mercury moves direct from the 4th, this will help unblock any issues that have been held up since about the 9th April, particularly legal issues, or long distance issues.  There will be a sense then of forward movement. 

Before the 16th, all born after August 16th will be focussing strongly on long distance, travel and legal issues; and communications in those areas will be underlined.

 After the 16th, if born up to August 10th, it is important that in career and in terms of your reputation, you make certain there is not much room for misunderstanding and that you are clear and concise in your communications.  

 Venus will be, for all those born up to August 18th, a bonus for travel, for love life and it gives a power to the emotions and warmth.  It enhances your being.  It also gives some progress financially, particularly if this is connected to legal or overseas issues. 

Mars is also constructive for those born July 28th to August 20th.  Social life is boosted.  Your energy and drive to work in cooperation with others is strong.  You have intelligent energy and friends can be very supportive and effective in helping you though life. 

Jupiter too, for those born August 5th to 9th, boost benevolence in dealings; and also increases intelligence and wisdom and giving a sense of being quite protected and lucky in many areas of life.  Travel can be underlined; and inner growth is possible as well. 

 Even Saturn, brings to those August 17th to 21st a sense of responsibility, hard work, focus, discipline and patience and the shouldering of responsibilities in a way that enhances your reputation.  It gives solidity and loyalty and a sense of duty, both to offspring and in love life; and also in financial issues it gives shrewdness and a patience, which can pay off. 

 Uranus too is currently very supportive to the same group.  He is creating a sense of liberation from the past, from the old; giving opportunities for greater freedom, excitement and opportunities to display a more unique and individualistic side of self, particularly connected to new or interesting business relationships and a sense of liberation in complex financial issues.  Relationships take on a turn for the better because others influence you to become more aware and see a bigger picture, so enhancing a breaking out of any over-subjectivity, which Leos can sometimes, be prone to.  There will be a downgrading of the ego in a positive way, which gives greater wisdom and insight towards and stimulated by others. 


 VIRGO

 This is an excellent month for travel and holidays, or any long distance ventures; and your ruling planet Mercury moves direct on the 4th, taking the brakes off the many things that you need to move on with, particularly if they have a legal or long distance context and financial issues can be successfully negotiated now, particularly before the 16th

After the 16th, all born up to September 10th will find that your communication skills and successes start to flourish, particularly if again it is connected to legal or long-distance projects and your thinking becomes much bigger picture and more philosophical in tone.  Generosity towards as well as from others will be underlined this month.

Mars however is not so kindly disposed for those born August 30th to September 21st. You will need to be on guard for anybody in your professional life, or in a position of authority who may well be quit contentious towards you.  You may well be irritated and impatient; and others also may be reciprocating this mood to you.  Clashes are likely and it is a very good idea not to waste time on bickering; and impatience needs to be kept in check.  Look before you leap, particularly in terms of your public standing. 

Saturn is also slightly challenging now for those born September 17th to 21st bringing some stress, possibly on the home or domestic front.  Duty and obligations to those who need you or who are having problems in a family context is possible; and some frustrations and tiredness is likely too.  Look after your body. Get rest, but acknowledge what has to be done with discipline and patience. Remember that deferred gratification is the name of the game. 

 Neptune is currently, and for a couple of years on and off, opposing the Suns of those born September 4th to 8th.  It is very important to get used to the fact that many of you during this time will be a little under par in terms of feeling not so effective as usual; feeling that things are not clear and the ground is a bit shaky under your feet, particularly vis a vis relationships. There will be times where you need to just “let go and let God” and trust the trade winds to get you where you are going, because you certainly are on a journey that’s rather nebulous and hard to define.  The ultimate goal of this journey with Neptune is redemption on some level.  Get rest, appreciate the beauties of nature, being near the sea would be helpful; the arts are particularly inspiring; and those of you who are creative will benefit enormously from this, but it does make you over-idealistic, seeing other people through rose coloured spectacles and you have to be very careful that you see them clearly and that you are not having any smoke and mirror effect in your relationships.  Don’t idolise people and don’ t be a martyr for them.  See them as they really are; and make no major decisions that can’t be undone. 

However, for all those born September 11th to 13th, have Pluto favouring you for approximately the next two years, which only happens once every 124 years and it is extremely constructive.  It brings a new sense of self re-invention to do with romance, creativity, possibly connected to offspring.  It allows you to believe in yourself, your destiny and to be regenerative and transformative in your image and some of that shyness and uncertainty is diminished.  The power of living life to the full and the power of love can be quite transformative over the next two years, as can creative skills. Enjoy.


LIBRA

This is not a month of superficiality.  It demands profundity and depth and a desire and a need to get involved with some of the more private issues that are important in your life, not least complex financial issues.
 
 Before the 16th, all born after October 17th, will find that communication with partners is very important and valuable.  What you say and what you hear is useful.  There will be much texting and emailing etc., although it won’t be until after the 4th May that you really get some good news that you need, when Mercury moves direct.
After the 16th, when Mercury moves into Taurus, communications about very complex financial issues are underlined.

 Venus, for all born up to October 18th, brings the potential for an extra warmth, love affection and romance; and good personal relationships, with much giving and receiving of support.

 Mars too, for all born between September 28th and October 22nd, will be benefiting you in a way that creates a powerful sense of ideological passion and the ability to convince people of viewpoints.  It’s very effective for academic pursuits and success and for teaching, but it also brings much successful energy put into travel, projects in other countries and legal issues.  Determination, ambition and effectiveness is strong. 

 Jupiter, still in your sign, is once again, as last November, blessing the Suns of those born October 6th to 10th.  For this group, there is a boost to confidence, happiness, growth, travel, and wisdom.  A feel-good factor.  Extravagance and luck is in the air.   Good times roll.  Growth can be inner as well as outer.
 
Even Saturn, for those born October 18th to 22nd is constructive.  He is bringing hard work for this group, but precision, discipline, patience and constructive thought are underlined.  Loyalty, duty and hard work is all part of the picture, but with a successful outcome; and a willingness to put in the effort.

 Uranus, however, is opposing the Suns also, interestingly, of this same group, which does mean that Saturn will be giving you a very strong grounding, but at the same time, there will be some conflict within because there is a feeling that there is some unpredictability in the air coming from other people, which forces you to be grounded.  Changes are in the ether, brought about and stimulated by a partner, or somebody who is creating unexpected energy, which can feel very disruptive.  You too may be feeling the realisation that change is somehow inevitable.  This will last for about a year and so be flexible. Accept the changes and even if you resent them, understand that in some strange way they will actually liberate you, but this month you will be stuck between the unpredictable within yourself and from others, but also with obligations and duties.     

 Pluto, is now directly affecting, and will be for the coming two years, those born October 12th to 14th.  This will feel like an inner battle, a struggle for independence, for freedom and to empower yourself and your uniqueness.  It can bring external power struggles, which are actually just a manifestation of the struggle that you are feeling within yourself.  Very important to be conscious of unresolved issued from your past, to not do knee-jerk responses, to recognise primeval forces within and try to understand them.  Sometimes when people have this, it is a very good time for some therapeutic work in order to understand what energies are currently scheduled for release, so that you can handle them wisely, consciously and therefore with success.  It is empowering, but there is also potential for destructive behaviour because of a kind of explosion of the need for emancipation of your power.  It will happen without your forcing the pace.


SCORPIO

In many respects it’s all about relationships this month.  The power of others to influence you and that is fine.  Sometimes Scorpios have to give their power away. 
From the 4th many of you will feel that there is the unravelling of problems so that you can finally feel that your communications and your actions are beginning to bear fruit, particularly in the work sphere.

 After the 16th, for all born up to November 10th, communications with partners, either business or personal, will be important and powerful and you need to listen to what they say.  They can be very fruitful.  Fortunately you are in a position in your working life to use your harmony and your charm to gain favour and you will be certainly at least very shrewd in financial dealings. 

 Neptune is a powerfully trining the Suns of those born November 5th to 8th.  This once every 84-year transit will be with you until around the end of February 2019 and it is to be savoured.  It brings a whole new sense of empathy, compassion, and sensitivity.  It is brilliant for those involved in the creative and aesthetic world. It is excellent for those of you who have a spiritual dimension, because all of those areas are totally emphasised and underlined and developed.  Because it is going through your Solar 5th house, it brings particular joy and connection and a sense of being in a soul mate relationship, either romantically or with one’s children.  It brings exquisite sensitivity to the nuances of other people.  You find that the boundaries between you and others are dissolved so that you can almost be telepathic.  It gives great appreciation for nature and the arts in the sense that being near the sea or having music around you constantly is a great healer.  It does downgrade the ego as well.  It gives a greater sense of what is really important in the world and not just important in you.  It is an inspiring transit and it softens and enlarges the heart.  Enjoy.

 Pluto, your power ruler, is also very significant now; and has been since March and will continue to be until at least the beginning of 2019, as he directly affects the Suns of those born November 11th to 13th.  For the group, the power of your insight, the power of your analysis, the power of your research abilities, the power of your ability to be able to see the truth and your imposing ability to communicate with profundity and breadth, which influences many, should not be underestimated.  Your mind is even more forensic and deep probing than usual.  The power of your language, your concepts, your understanding is potentially quite life changing and transformative in potential, but remember that humility is the best ally of power.

The full Moon is in your sign on the 10th and affects those born around the November 13th. For these people, there is a sense of eruptions from your unconscious, and subterranean tensions reveal truths that are maybe uncomfortable… This can possibly be a period that marks the endings of certain issues /relationships, if unhealthy energies have been brewing. 


SAGITTARIUS

Mercury finally moves direct on the 4th May suggesting that relationships become much easier to deal with and blocks and restrictions in life lift.

Before the 16th, all born after December 15th will also find that communications related to children and creative success and harmony with others, with greater understanding, is improved. 

Venus also, for all born up to December 17th is bringing the likelihood of a blossoming of romance.  Affections and warmth are underlined, but also offspring issues and creativity flourish. 

Mars however, is somewhat potentially confrontational in the charts of all born between November 29th and December 20th.  Mars, the god of war in your Solar 7th House is suggesting that others are challenging or combative.  They won’t take no for an answer.  You yourself will possibly be over-assertive in relationships attracting the same energy back.  Impatience and irritation really has to be avoided as much as possible, but impulsiveness is in the air in behaviour, so take care. 

Jupiter is favouring those born December 4th to 8th.  Sociability is strong.  Working with others is favoured, as is travel and generally lucky in love and life and travel.

Saturn, however, is a different story for those born December 16th to 20th.  Serous weighty responsibilities are now yours and negativity and a lack of confidence is a danger.  Look after your body.  Take care of your health, but necessary restrictions, limitations and disciplines and pay needed.  Step up to the plate and accept the reality checks and do what is necessary. 

However, Uranus comes to save the day for those born December 16th to 19th.  He brings the new, the unexpected, the restless, the desire for change, although Saturn does demand that you have to do what you have to before you can move on, but for the coming year Uranus will benefit this group enormously in terms of liberation; in love life, creativity and connected to all issues that have been oppressive. 

Neptune is indicating that those born December 4th to 8th, despite Jupiter’s enhancement, that for the coming year there is care needed to check out everything carefully, as smoke and mirrors are in the air.  You need rest and you are more vulnerable emotionally.  You’re in transition.  Let go a little and trust the trade winds.


CAPRICORN

This can be a fun filled month, but before the 16th, those born after January 15th need to be very careful they don’t have misunderstandings with others, particularly family.  Clarify all communications, but after the 4th things definitely improve in terms of communication progress.

After the 16th, all born after up to January 8th can really enjoy improved connections with others romantically and creative pursuits flourish. 

Beware most of you that this month can also bring an over-reaching and over-indulgence connected to family, home and particularly towards real estate. 

Jupiter also, if born January 3rd to 7th, can make one a little over-confident at work and possibly bite off more than one can chew, so have a care. 

Uranus is somewhat unsettling now if born January 15th to 18th and will be one and off for the coming year.  Lack of certainty on the home front and domestically and to do with property in the air; and even some changes that have not been anticipated.  Keep flexible and remember that this is a journey, rather than an arrival, but by the end of the year you will have seen just exactly what that journey was about and how liberating it ultimately is, but disruptions and changes connected to your roots are likely.

Positively, Neptune for the coming two years is bringing a much greater sweetness to the heart centre of those born January 4th to 7th.  Your heart will dominate your mind and your creative imagination will soar.  Empathy is strong and there will be a need to pursue some creative things, or at least enjoy more of the natural beauties of the world.  Music and the film world and the sea bring more joy than usual. 

Finally Pluto, in his very rare once every 248 year visitation is sitting right on the Suns of those born January 9th to 11th.  This powerful two year transit is underway and brings intense change into the life that can prove to be very transformative and regenerative and certainly gives a sense of destiny and empowerment.  The downside is that you have to beware of not dominating others through a desire for power.  Be very, very conscious of motives that are purely connected to self-gratification and the desire for gratuitous control.  Endings are possible, as are confrontations with self and/or others, which have great learning potential.


AQUARIUS

Mercury moving direct on the 4th will bring for may of you a greater sense of clarity of thought and information will arrive that will help you move forward in projects.  Indeed, before the 16th, Mercury in your sign will bring bonuses for all born after February 12th.  Thinking and communications will be clear and every effective.

After the 16th, if born up to February 6th, there is a slight need to stop and think to make sure that your communications are crystal clear and that you also totally understand the other person, particularly within family.

Venus is in your sign, bringing, for all born up to February 14th, greater chance of love, harmony and financial gain; and a feeling that your charms and your appearances are somehow enhanced. Your aesthetic sense is also much stronger than usual. 

Mars is very constructive too, if born January 26th to February 17th.  Creative energy is strong, as is romantic energy and you will be driven very hard to have good times, to enjoy yourself and your desire for fulfilment in life will not be negated.  Intelligent action is yours to help bring this fulfilment.

Jupiter is bringing a very strong enhancement of travel potential, if born February 1st to 5th.  Legal issues are also favoured.

Saturn is also very constructive now for those born February 13th to 17th in a way that demands discipline, hard work, which you’re happy to step up to the plate for; particularly in cooperation with people for projects that you are passionate about. 

Also, Uranus, your ruling planet for the same group, is allowing your intuition and your eureka moments to shine; and you’re given the freedom to show your uniqueness in a way that is very liberating; and that power will be with you for the coming year. This is an interesting journey of consciousness.


PISCES

From the 4th, when Mercury moves direct, many of you may find that financial blocks and restrictions and frustrations are lifted and some progress is in the air, possibly because of improved communications. 

From the 16th, if born up to March 8th, your mind is sharper and your ability to be understood and to receive good news is enhanced. 

Mars is less than cooperative now from Gemini, if born February 25th to March 19th.  This group needs to be aware that you may be a little like a bull in a china shop at home; and indeed domestic and family relationships may be fraught with irritations.  Quick temper and impatience is in the ether.  Stop before you speak, or indeed, act. Impulsiveness is your enemy now.

Saturn is not being overly kind to your energy as last February/March.  This is a period when work responsibilities may be onerous or stressful.  Lack of confidence can be the major problem, but you must know the difference between a genuine desire to walk away from something, versus a lack of belief in yourself.  Hard work and patience is needed and importantly, it is a time to look after your health, as you’re more vulnerable than usual to little viruses and tiredness.  Restrictions are in the air too.  The reality checks that this time brings to you may help you make some decisions/revisions. 

Neptune, your ruler, is so powerful now for those born March 3rd to 6th.  This once every 165-year transit, which lasts for several years, is just bringing your Pisces qualities out to the nth degree. Positively this is creative, empathetic, spiritual and visionary.  Negatively it is escapist, delusional and over-idealistic.  Do try and emphasise the former. Don’t be a victim of your sensitivity.  Use it for positive outcome.

Pluto is constructive and empowering for those born around March 9th to 11th.  This two-year transit will empower your ability to work for the greater good of others and in cooperation with others and to show your leadership