Sunday, 1 April 2018

APRIL 2018 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR HOROSCOPE


We are all in a state of some consternation and/ or disbelief at the state of the planet on many levels… and indeed this month is pretty intense globally.

Significantly, Uranus, a powerful outer planet, (as is Neptune and Pluto) is now coming to its end of journey through Aries, which it has been traversing for the past aprox.7 years.

It is important to remember that the outer planets activity is connected to the global collective unconscious in their manifestation.

Whenever an outer planet travels through a sign (Uranus for aprox 7 years, Neptune aprox 14 years, and Pluto, up to 20 years) it focuses on and brings global changes, often unexpectedly, related the values, status, qualities, power and characteristics associated with that sign, and makes significant long term changes in those areas accordingly, for good or ill, depending on the qualities and powers and symbolism of the particular transiting outer planet.

Uranus is now ready to dip its toe into Taurus next month, to give us a hint, (till early November) of what lies ahead with this new energy combination. However it will return to Aries in November for a few months, to revisit, finalise and rubber-stamp its work in Aries, (as outlined below), which has been evident for the last 7 years, then will commit itself to Taurus fully from next March for aprox. 7 years .From Taurus, he will shift the revolutionary change and unpredictability away from Aries qualities/values, and align itself to catalyse significant change related to the global principles, values, issues and interests of the signTaurus. (More on this next month).

So retrospectively let us review what Uranus has brought us from Aries over the last 7 years (He travels through each sign approximately every 84 years for 7 years)

Fiery Aries represents the power of the individual and the power of independence, initiative, and often very determined and ambitious self-interest , pride and self assertion .Aries is after all ruled by the fighting spirit of Mars (It is the opposite of the sign of Libra, which is about, amongst other things, collective partnership and cooperation and harmony, ruled by Venus)

Uranus is a planet of rebellion, the maverick and anti establishment energies and progress, the future, a desire for innovation, change, but also especially brings about the unexpected. Hence from Aries, the marriage of these energies , has been over the last 7 years, a surprising blow to the establishment, with a reaction against globalisation and internationalism; and the desire by many, often feeling left behind/ignored by the impersonal powers that be, to assert themselves and return to more personal control over their destiny, to nationalism, independence, pride and protectionism. Rebellions against extensive inclusiveness and multinationalism within nations too, have been very evident. This indeed has reared its head significantly, on quite a global level.  The Brexit and Trump phenenomenon are exact examples of this. In many ways the surprise rebellious shifts in ideology and its outcomes has created a very binary and divisive mood.

Uranus also very much rules technology and indeed from Aries, this has swiftly empowered technology in its reach and indeed empowered the individual (Aries), through social media in a rapid and remarkable, surprising way. This has, in turn, been exploited by social media and by data trawling organisations, for political and economic gain, and so as to try to be influential in manipulating political ideology and individual voting orientation. This phenomenon has recently been very much flagged up.  (For every progress it seems, there is an equal and opposite regress/abuse).

 This energy has indeed infiltrated social media and politics significantly, both for good and ill.

As always, there is a hubristic quality to success and power when it gets a little too bold, powerful and abused. The last throws of Uranus in Aries will expose much of this influence, creating a nemesis for those who used their technological power carelessly (the creators and exploiters) for self-seeking political, monetary or any other nefarious gain.

Mercury is retrograde still till the 15th-16th, so much remains till then, confused or held up and unresolved, with much smoke and mirrors around, globally and for us all personally, in some area of life.

The fake news theme could not be more pertinent now as facts get shrouded in shades of grey when this happens and resolutions to events/crisis have to wait.

The second part of the month should bring some clarity and decisions can be made.

Days of potential ominous, rash and angry misuse of power or tense international stand offs are around the 11th when the Sun squares Pluto and again between the 25th-28th, when Mars conjuncts Pluto (forceful and explosive.)

A period of the unpredictable, when geophysical events are like to be eruptive, such as earthquakes, floods, volcanic events etc, is between the 17th and 20th, when the Sun conjuncts Uranus (once a year)

England’s chart currently sees Saturn conjunct it’s Sun all month, and square Teresa Mays Sun simultaneously, a time of real testing, with a need for great care and maturity in dealing with international issues. Frustrations abound.

The US economy is now looking very shaky as Saturn starts to affect its house of economic security and now opposes Trump’s Mercury. He may fast lose friends and supporters. Also Uranus (shock /change) squares up to the USA’S Pluto, in the house of financial security. Saturn too will oppose the USA’S Venus over the coming months. Trade wars look very likely and are unlikely to help the economy.

The Moon is new at 26 degrees of Aries on the 16th. The new Moon equals the birth of the new and progressive..

The full Moon falls at 9 degrees of Scorpio on the 30th. Endings of chapters are in the ether… The primeval forces of the reptilian brain and the unconscious tend to be unleashed.



 
ARIES

Your birthday period is a time to shine. 

Indeed, Mercury in your sign, is giving all born up to April 2nd, an opportunity to really express yourself with interesting quality.  However, remember that before the 15th, Mercury is retrograde, so there is still that danger of misunderstandings and delays but after the 15th, you can launch ahead with confidence that blocks will be removed… meanwhile take time to rethink self and direction.

After the 24th, all born up to March 28th will find that their ability to combine heart with brain is enhanced and harmony with others is very easily achieved. 

Mars is currently squaring your sign and for all born March 28th to April 13th there is the potential for a little over-assertion from other people, particularly in the work place, or indeed for your own impatience and determination to dominate and one needs to be cautious about forcing your hand against others.  Rash decisions and rash actions could be regretted.

Saturn also currently in Capricorn is directly squaring the Suns of those born March 28th to 31st.  Time to look after the body and a time to recognise that some issues are a harder mountain to climb than you anticipated.  Restrictions and limitations, lack of confidence and reality checks abound.  They are for the learning. 

Uranus is still in your sign and is now moved to directly affect those born April 17th to 21st.  This once every 84-year visitation is powerful and lasts until March of next year.  Change is the only certainty and you must remain flexible.  This is an interesting, awakening and enlightening journey. 

Finally, Pluto, now moved to 21 degrees of Capricorn, is currently squaring the Suns  of those born April 10th to 12th.  This particular journey will last until around March 2019.  Power struggles are possible within your soul about finding the correct road to your destiny, particularly connected to career direction, but beware of anybody who misuses power in authority.  Draw boundaries, keep squeaky clean and avoid people who don’t. 

The Moon is new on the 16th at 26 degrees of your sign. Those feeling this strongly are born April 16th-18th. Taking the initiative and celebrating the new in life and sowing good seeds, literally and metaphorically are flagged up successfully at this time.


TAURUS

Much behind the scenes contemplation is likely this month, or behind the scenes service to others. 

Mercury going direct from the 15th will make you feel more confident about communicating with other people after that date and less isolated.

Venus your ruler, however is in your sign all this month, so for all of you the feeling of harmony, beauty and love is imbued within you and affections are strong.  The arts are enhanced in your soul and desire for beauty is powerful. 

Mars is very constructive now for all those born from April 28th to May 14th.  Courage, energy, drive and determination is yours.  Intelligent action.  This is particularly good for academia and for travel. 

Jupiter is currently in your opposite sign of Scorpio, directly opposing the Suns now of those born May 9th to 14th.  For you, this is a time of expansion, confidence, growth, but there is a downside, where there can be a tendency to overreach, bite off more than you can chew, be over-generous, or be influenced by people who tempt you to go a little bit too far.  However, enjoyment and travel is definitely on the cards.  Just keep perspective.

Saturn is now providing a cautionary tale for those born April 28th to May 1st in the sense that he is bringing restraint and maturity to you.  Travel may be for duty and obligation and the need to be disciplined, patient and focused is very much there and allows you to see the positive results of this. 

Neptune is now enhancing the Suns of those born May 4th to 7th.  Idealism is yours, but in a constructive way.  It is excellent for people involved in the arts, music and wonderful for being near the sea.  Empathy, compassion, sensitivity to others is powerful and your psychic sensitivity is enhanced. This is gong to hover around you as an influence right through to the end of 2019, so enjoy and exploit that sensitivity and creativity.  Mind and heart are truly in balance. 

Finally, Pluto is now empowering those born May 11th to 13th.  A sense of regeneration, transformation and embracing your potential with a sense of destiny is yours; and long distance issues, academic issues and legal issues are empowered. 


GEMINI

Friendships are important to you this months and good communications are vital, particularly needing to be clarified before the 15th, because confusions and misunderstandings can abound, but after the 15th the wonderful communications can work wonders if born May 25th to June 4th

Venus moves into your sign on the 24th, enhancing the lives in terms of affections and creative skills and brings a feel good factor for you, particularly if born up to May 29th.  You also look good and feel good.
   
Saturn in your solar 8th house, although not directly strongly affecting your sign, is possibly bringing for some, a sense of isolation when it comes to a frustrated need for closeness .. and you may have to ask yourself why, and how much it is connected to your need for over rationalisation of things and even a fear of the deeply emotional and vulnerable areas of life and relationships..

Uranus is now very complimentary for a long haul now, for those born from June 18th to 22nd.  This particular influence is long lasting and very benevolent and is with you for a year.  New friends will be catalysts for change, for excitement and to wake you up to all sorts of potential possibilities.  Trust your intuition.  The power of technology can also be particularly beneficial

However, Neptune is bringing a word of warning to those born June 4th to 7th.  From his square position in Pisces, there is an element of selective perception and rose coloured spectacles, self-deception or some potential deception from others and some misunderstandings.  Beware of escapism and over idealism.  Keep grounded.  Keep clear.  Keep black and white and make sure you have clarity. 


CANCER

Before the 15th you all need to be aware that, if born between June 25th and July 6th, there is a distinct danger of misunderstandings, particularly in the work place and also a sense of frustration as things get blocked.  However, after the 15th things run smoothly, so have patience and spend time re-thinking things, rather than acting before that date.

All month Venus is happily smiling on your sign suggesting a sociable period with good, harmonious cooperative friends and even love can be highlighted.

Mars however is opposing your sign, particularly for those born June 29th to July 16th, which suggests that there will be some possible feelings of confrontation from others, stimulated by them.  Competitive energies are in the air and challenge.  People are no pushovers.  Tread carefully and ask yourself if the challenge is justified, or is this a sign for you to walk away.

Jupiter however is very much smiling on those born July 11th to 16th.  Love life, fertility, children’s issues, fun, enjoyment, celebration of the arts and success there is all underlined.  Happiness, positivity, confidence and travel is also flagged up. 

However, Saturn is in your opposite sign now; and will be for two years, and is currently opposing the Suns of those born June 29th to July 1st.  For this group, reality checks around others are strong.  People are blocking you, restricting you or challenging you and there are general feelings of frustrations in the air.  This is a learning curve and an opportunity to ask yourself if you are either in the right relationship or doing the right thing, or where there is a genuine need to learn from others.

Uranus too is quite tricky currently for those born July 19th to 22nd.  This quite long transit will be with you on and off for about a year and there is unpredictability in your professional status, restlessness and the unexpected, although disturbing can ultimately be liberating.  Change can be good, even if not particularly sought. 

However, Neptune is inspiring for those born July 6th to 9th and right through to the end of 2019 you are blessed with a sense of spiritual and creative uplift.  Talents of an artistic side are underlined as is idealism and growth in the power of the heart. 

However, if born around July 13th to 15th, you just embarking on a significant journey until around the end of 2019 which is going to test you to be able to withstand the influence of other people who may be quite dominating or powerful in a way that is challenging to you.  Intense experiences around others are rather feted and the endings of chapters are possible.  Not least in relationships.  Avoid abusive people, or those who take advantage of your sensitivity.


LEO

The month of April is a positive one for you and can be advantageous to do with long distance issues, travel and legal issues as well. 

Mercury is also suggesting travel is possible, particularly for those born July 26th to august 6th
However, before the 15th, such endeavours can be subject to delay, blocks and restrictions, as can legal issues. So, only after the 15th will you feel that there is definite progress.

Venus in Taurus is likely to tempt many of you to be over indulgent and maybe a little bit pompous or overly proud or have over-expectations in terms of your public reputation.  Be careful of sycophancy. 

After the 4th however, if born up to July 31st, friendships and goals can be harmonised to your satisfaction  

Jupiter is currently squaring the Suns of all those born August 11th to 16th.  This group can be feeling incredibly over the top in their indulgence, confidence, even a little on the arrogant side at times.  Expecting too much of others and of themselves and pushing the boat out a bit too far is danger.  Beware of careless complacency. 

Uranus however is just starting on a long transit of about a year, which is very inspiring to those born August 20th to 23rd.  He is bringing surprise and awakening, enlightening and opportunities and very constructive change, possibly from other countries and liberations are in the air too.  Intellectually more objectivity is yours.    You intuition is strong. 


VIRGO

This month is a time where you may have to involve yourself in some fairly profound conversations with other people about complex financial matters and also about the validity and depth of feelings between you and others.

However, before the 15th communications can be awkward.  Misunderstandings can be in the air .  After the 15th, there is more feeling of hitting the mark. 

All month Venus in Taurus is enhancing the lives of you all in terms of increased harmony, love, financial gain and gain, travel can, particularly combined with love live, can be very beneficial and pleasing. 

After the 24th, if born up to August 31st however, beware of extravagance that may be regretted later. 

Mars is also very helpful for all born September 1st to 16th.  Creative courage and romantic courage and progress is in the air.  Determination and adventure is yours, which can be very satisfying, romantically, to do with the arts and in terms of social life and children’s issues.

Jupiter is also enhancing the confidence and intelligence of those born September 11th to 16th.  Your thoughts are generous, philosophical and wise and constructive and good news is in the air. 

Even Saturn is helpful to those born September 1st to 3rd, as he is bringing groundedness, pragmatism and practicality and maturity in your actions and decisions re creative work and love life. 

Neptune, however brings a bit of a warning sign, subtle, but significant, if born September 6th to 9th.  You are continuing to be until the end of 2019 vulnerable to others who are not totally consciously or unconsciously clear in how they present themselves, and you are seeing people as you wish to see them; projecting onto them issues that satisfy you, rather than the reality. Other people may indeed be pulling the wool over your eyes and you need to be very grounded, very clear and healthily cynical in order to see what is really there, rather than what you want to see.

Meanwhile, Pluto, now in Capricorn, is enhancing the powers of those born around September 13th to 15th.  Until the end of 2019 there is the ability to recharge, remake, review and fulfil a destiny with courage and determination and a sense of fate in your creative and romantic life.  This once every 124 period gives courage, confidence and insight that is invaluable and a sense of acceptance of your gifts.


LIBRA

Relationships are powerful influences in your life now, but it is importance before the 15th, particularly if born September 27th to October 7th, to ensure that you thoroughly understand partners and other people’s communications because there is a lot of room for confusions that can make you end up at the wrong time, wrong place and which can bring misunderstandings later.

After the 24th, all born up to the end of September can find a lot of pleasure through academic study and through travel and it can connect with love life in some way, but harmony is very definitely in the air.

Mars, however, is a little tricky, as he now square to your sign, and particularly for those born October 1st to 16th, where there are distinct possibilities of feeling that family issues or people with whom you share home space, are being a little dysfunctional and possibly even aggressive.  A bit of a bull in a china shop feeling is around you and you have to be careful and tactical, but anger is festering somewhere.  Be careful how you respond to it and its also important that you get out your anger calmly, as you feel it, rather than sit and let it build. 

Saturn is a little testing for those born October 1st to 4th and again it is on the home front where this may manifest.  You are blocked, restricted, hypersensitive, and under-confident and there is a feeling of tiredness and you need to look after the body and acknowledge reality checks. 

Uranus too is now opposing the Suns of those born after October 20th.  This year long transit making you feel a bit rocky around relationships.  Others are unpredictable, a bit chaotic, or exciting, but one thing is true that you cannot predict the change, but it is ultimately a change that kick starts you into a newer and better future, even if at the time it feels very destabilising. 

Finally Pluto, now at 21 degrees of Capricorn is squaring also the Suns of those born around October 14th to 16th.  Family and domestic issues feel a little crisis prone/ Confrontations with other people are possible as are power struggles, but they often occur also within you, as issues from the past erupt for focus and not avoidance.  Changes are in the air.  Endings and new beginnings , intense experiences and feelings are transformational, but beware of misuse of power from others, or indeed from yourself. 


SCORPIO

Venus in your opposite sign all month does point to a period where there is much affection and love brought to you from others and which you can reciprocate.  It also gives a love of beauty and harmony.  However it can also indicate the great desire for self-indulgence.

Mars is very constrictive now if born November 1st to 16th.  Your thoughts and your communications are delivered with passion and intensity and ideological fervour, but intelligence of delivery and power can be very functional and rewarding. 

Jupiter, currently in your sign, is excellent now in his once every twelve year visitation for all born November 11th to 16th.  For this group travel, luck, confidence, enjoyment, financial gain, benevolence and growth is all yours.  Just do not let it tip into arrogance and complacency.

Even Saturn is constructive for those born November 1st to 3rd.  He is bringing a element of caution, a grown up attitude, wisdom, groundedness, practical common sense and hard work that is constrictive.

Neptune too is very much enhancing the imagination, creative font, the empathy, the sensitivity and the idealistic side, if born November 6th to 9th.  This is with you until the end of 2019, so enjoy.  It also brings an extra boost to romantic idealism, fulfilment through children or grandchildren and creative gifts that are beyond just the mind.  The heart is really working hard and productively. 

Pluto, your Sun ruler, is also now moved to directly affect those born November 13th to 15th and will be so affecting you until the end of next year and this brings profundity, wisdom, depth, insight, a forensic mind and the power to communicate in a way that can change others.  It’s transformational and intense and brings an element of destiny into your life because of wise use of insight and communication skills.  

The full Moon is at 9 degrees of your sign on the 30th. It is noteworthy that all born 1st-3rd of November, need to be very aware on the 9th of potential eruptions of rather explosive moods and outbursts that have been lurking within self, or indeed within and from others. The unconscious is wild and in no mood for repression. Endings of chapters in some way are flagged up. Reaping the results of the past is in the air.


SAGITTARIUS

April can be quite a fun month for you as the sun is in your solar 5th house, which is excellent for creativity, enjoyment, fertility and celebrating life. 

Mercury is also in the same area of your chart, but before the 15th, if born 26th November to December 6th, be wary that communications, while Mercury is retrograde, can be a little complex, misunderstandings abound and they can be hiccups and hold-ups that are not anticipated.  However, after the 15th, the same group can enjoy straightforward, constructive, healthy communications that work. 

After the 24th, Venus moves into your opposite sign of Gemini which, for all born up to November 30th, augers will for affections and love life and partners are in cooperative and loving mode and other people are pleasing to your being. 

There is quite a lot going on in many Sagittarians’ lives currently to do with being very grounded and realistic and pragmatic and mature about financial issues and very determined to get them right, with Mars and Saturn in Capricorn.  As sort of desire, with Jupiter in Scorpio as well, to ensure some sort of psychological security for the future. 

Uranus is also very helpful for those born after December 18th.  This year long energy is likely to inspire creatively.  It brings innovation, intuition, to do with the arts, to do with children’s issues and love life, which can be awakened and enlightened in some way.  It’s a constrictive period of leaping into a new and rather surprising, but good future. 

However, Neptune is being a little bit on the smoke and mirrors side, towards those born December 6th to 9th.  One needs to be very clear about certain issues connected to domestic, change, circumstances and family issues and be aware that it is important not to live in a fantasy world about certain things or avoid realities and always make sure that you understand the clarity of detail.  It is a rather blind journey that you’re on.  You’re floating, which is fine because there are a lot of things that are hard to understand or to pin down, but you are in an evolutionary mode, like a metamorphosis, but meantime check for reality about all issues and don’t hide from them.


CAPRICORN

Be wary if born December 25th to January 4th about communications with family, particularly siblings and on the domestic front, as they can go awry and there can be blocks and delays domestically too. 
After the 15th, the same group will feel that everything is much clearer and progressive.

From the 24th, all of you will feel the power of love and harmony.  It’s very good for social life, creativity, and the arts and around children’s issues and romance gets a boost too. 

Mars is currently in your sign and for all born December 29th to January 14th, there is courage and a determination and a physicality of energy that is constructive and assertive.  Just beware it doesn’t tip into over-assertiveness or a bit of a bossy quality, but energy abounds constructively if used wisely.

Jupiter is very positive now for those born January 9th to 14th.  Friends are useful and helpful.  There is confidence.  There is a feeling of moving forward.  It’s good for travel.  Goals and projects can get the green light. 

Saturn however, for those born December 29th to January 1st is sitting on your Sun and this does bring a need for review and caution as blocks and reality checks are strong.  It also makes you tired and you need to look after your body and remember that it has its limits.  Hard work, focus, discipline is demanded of you, but pace yourself, because the work that you put in will ultimately work well, even if at the time it is exhausting. 

Uranus, for those born after January 17th, is bringing a feeling for the coming year of a little bit of turmoil domestically.  Things are unpredictable, changeable and this is an interesting journey with a sense of needing to keep flexible and to accept the unexpected, but not to be too impulsive.  Keep fluid.  This is a journey, not an arrival. 

However, for those born January 4th to 7th, Neptune is inspiring.  Your emotional self is very powerful.  You are much more sensitive, much more vulnerable and much more empathetic, caring and intuitive, which can be used very positively. 

Finally, Pluto has now moved to directly hit the Suns of those born January 11th to 13th.  This transit lasts for up to nearly 2 years and is once every 248 year in its influence, so very powerful.  Intense experiences are likely, but ones, which empower you and show you what you’re made of.  Fate is in the air.  Yes, endings are likely as are new beginnings, all of which are pushing you in your direction of fated travel and a sense of empowerment can be yours, which needs to be used wisely for the greater good.


AQUARIUS

This is a good month for your ability to shine in terms of communication and intellectuality.  However, beware that if born January 24th to February 3rd, there is before the 15th a danger of not realising that other people have not thoroughly understood you and you have not thoroughly understood them and there can be blocks and restrictions in communications and events.  After the 15th, things clarify. 

Before the 24th, many of you may be feeling very extravagant and over-extravagant possibly on the domestic and family front.  However, after the 24th, for all born up to January 28th, there is a resurgence of a feeling of enjoyment of life, sociability and love life can become much richer. 

Jupiter is currently also squaring the Suns of those born February 8th to 13th.  This may bring a little bit of over-reaching, over-confidence, a bit of arrogance or complacency, particularly on the work front.  Although it can be a time of expansion, be careful about taking things for granted. 

Uranus is also very well placed now in his once every 42-year happy visitation by sextile to your Sun, if born after February 15th.  As he is your ruling planet, this brings an extra dose of objectivity, outside the box thinking and intuition, which really serves you well and really brings out the best of your Aquarian insight and understanding and ability to communicate it well.


PISCES

Focus on money and finances and security may be important this month and make sure before the 15th that you are all clear about the situation on that level, because there is room for misunderstandings and confusions.  After the 15th, you can get things more correctly.

All month Venus going through Taurus suggests a very sociable time where friends are particularly important to you and loving and cooperate and where your goals and your favourite activities thrive.

After the 24th, particularly if born up to February 26th, one needs to be a little wary of the potential for spending more money and indulging oneself or one’s family when it’s connected to home and the domestic front.  Stop and think before you spend. 

Mars is constructive now for all born from February 26th through until March 14th.  Friends are particularly constructive.  Your leadership skills are strong as is your ability to make things happen that you believe in.  Your ideological focus is also satisfactory and effective. Intelligent energy is yours.

Jupiter is also very helpful now from Scorpio for all born March 9th to 14th.  It is a brilliant time for travel and international issues. It is very good for academic issues and growth and good for legal and publishing issues.  There is confidence.  There is intelligence. There is optimism and growth, both inner and outer and a need for expansion and a sense of enjoyment.

Saturn is also friendly, but stern towards those born February 26th to March 1st.  For this group, there is a seriousness of purpose, a focus, and maturity, particularly in dealing with goals that are important to you.  There is loyalty to friends and also a need to shoulder burdens of responsibilities and duties to others and self, but with joy and constructive patience, which brings great benefit.

Neptune, your ruling planet, is now continuing to be in your sign, so is extra powerful, and is currently directly impacting those born March 4th to 7th.  This is an influence that is with you through to the end of next year and brings hyper Pisces qualities to the fore, both positive and negative.  Huge inspiration, psychic ability, artistic genius, visual acuity, empathy, sensitivity, compassion but also the potential for hyper-sensitivity, escapism, even addictive qualities and a sort of divine discontent and a divine homesickness. Sacrificial qualities as well, which can be both positive and negative are possible.  The spiritual realm is clearly underlined, as is the creative.  Ensure it’s all positive and for the greater good. 

Finally, Pluto is currently very empowering to those born March 11th to 13th.  He brings a sense of destiny, of intelligence, of power and the desire to use it for the greater good.  Regenerative and transformative abilities are yours, just be conscious of what you feel now and the sense of destiny you have is used with humility and with good motive. This is not about ego, but your depth of intelligence and insight should not be underestimated. 







Thursday, 1 March 2018

MARCH 2018 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR HOROSCOPE


We live in interesting times! … March spans the signs Pisces and Aries and the contrast between watery confusion and empathy (Neptune) and the fiery assertiveness of Aries (ruled by Mars, god of war) coexist, very frustratingly. The war in Syria particularly, so hard to define because of its multifaceted, multi nation involvement, is increasingly more ruthless and tragic whilst the world and the UN stand by, paralysed as so many vested interests are involved. .. We can only wring our hands with compassion for the suffering and feel totally at a loss. Never has war been more complex and less binary.  Globalisation has a significant downside… and when Pluto (power) was in Sagittarius (internationalism) from 1995-2008, its potential fallout and complexities were established.

Mercury in Aries from the 6th moves retrograde on the 23rd and remains so till April 15th. When Mercury moves retrograde it often correlates with frustrations misunderstandings, technical hiccups and travel disruption and from Aries, personal will is particularly frustrated. It is in fact a period, thrust upon us, as it is a need for pause and reflection and a need to rethink direction and policy with some humility and to be prepared for learning curves, both globally and personally.

Mars is strong this month especially around the 1st and the 24th and 31st. Aggression and ruthlessness are highlighted.

Whist Jupiter (enlightenment) sails through Scorpio (sexuality), there is an ongoing revelation of sexual scandal, paralleled by ongoing unprecedented determination to stand up for justice (Jupiter) and to cleanse any abusive cultures.

Scorpio also rules issues related to death and the recent horrific gun crime against schoolchildren in the USA, is now facing a significant backlash from many, against the status of the current gun laws in the States. Again a need for justice and a revolution re the power of the gun lobby is demanded. Even Trump, hugely supported financially by the gun lobby (the RA), is conceding a problem, but his solution is not quite what many have in mind….

Trump has a difficult Saturn transit opposing his Mercury (every 30 years) through March and it becomes stronger again in May. Blocks to action and a need to rethink policy and reality checks abound and his financial issues are challenged, but he also has some protection from Jupiter this month that may stave off some issues temporarily till May.

Theresa May is also haunted by Saturn squaring her Sun (every 15 years) throughout March (and April) and strong again in May, significantly challenging her power and standing on the international stage, as the Brexit negotiations continue to be fraught with uncertainty and chaos and rebellions..

Positive forces this month are on the 13th and 14th when the Sun trines Jupiter, the 11th when the Sun sextile Pluto and the 2nd and 3rd when Mercury trines Jupiter, which can bring some positive energies at work on our planet.

This is another rare blue Moon month (meaning 2 full moons within the same month) as indeed, very unusually, we also had in January.   As noted above, we live in interesting times

The first full Moon is on 1st/2nd at 11 degrees of Virgo at 0.52 GMT. The second is on the 31st at 10 degrees of Libra at 12.38 GMT. The full Moon is synonymous with the culmination of the old and outworn. The unconscious erupts and there is a feeling of rather violent release of pent up emotions; a high tide of the unconscious in fact.

The new Moon this month is on the 17th at 26 degrees of Pisces at 13.13 GMT.
This equates with the birth and initiation of the new. When we need to and can, sow new seeds.





ARIES

April is a time for some self-reflection and privacy, but from the 6th all born up to April 7th will find your mind in hyper charged state and communications will be important to you, but beware that from the 23rd Mercury moves retrograde ,which can indicate misunderstandings, delays, blocks and failed communications.  Try and achieve progress before that date

Also from the 6th, all of you will however have Venus on your side bringing love, affection, charms, admiration and positivity around relationships.

Before the 17th, if born after April 9th, there is drive and energy for academic work and travel.  You are constructive, driven and energised.

However, after the 17th, if born up to March 29th there is irritation, impatience, lack of tolerance, particularly at work and others may prove difficult.  Stop and think. 

Saturn is also now squaring the Suns of those born March 27th to 30th.  There are some blocks, delays, restrictions and tiredness.  Take care of your body.  Be grounded, disciplined.  Step up to the plate and don’t let lack of confidence get you down, particularly at work.

Uranus is currently still creating some chaos for those born April 15th to 19th.  Change is big, but has been for some time.  Be flexible.  Go with the flow and know this is a transition that will shortly be over and you will be in a very difference place to where you were a year or so ago. 

Finally Pluto is now squaring the Suns of those born April 9th to 12th.  This very long transit will bring endings and changes that are quite profound and deep.  Remember that Pluto can be eruptive and things come to the surfaces that have been bubbling for many years.  You are battling with yourself and therefore potentially with others.  Be very conscious, calm and know that ultimately there is a phoenix out of this transition that can feel quite fated. 


TAURUS

Friends and social groups and goals may be more significant this month and bring harmony and happiness to your life.

After the 6th, some of you may feel a need for some privacy as you may feel a bit isolated in your thinking.

Beware that after the 23rd when Mercury goes retrograde, things can become even more difficult to explain to people and misunderstandings are possible. 

Also, from the 6th, your affections are very private and your ability to be there for people who need your help is very strong.  Passion predominates in a rather behind the scenes way. 

After the 17th, Mars is very supportive of all those born up to April 29th.  Travel and academia is favoured and your delivery of energy and communications is purposeful and determined. 

Before the 6th, for all born after May 12th, love and friendship really can combine. 

Jupiter all month is very much impacting those born May 12th to 15th.  By opposition, he is bringing expansion, some extravagance, travel and bonuses from other people and enjoyment.  The only danger is beware of a bit of arrogance or biting off more than you can chew. 

Saturn however is providing a real focus of discipline and constructive activity for all born April 27th to 30th.  Travel may be for duty or work purposes, but there is a sense of pragmatism and practicality, which can take you far.  Reality checks mean that you step up to the plate.

Neptune is starting to really inspire the lives of those born May 3rd to 6th.  He is bringing extra empathy and compassion for those who need it.  Sensitivity to world events; and also a great deal of creative inspiration to do with music, the arts, literature and also spending time in the country near nature or by the sea is truly meaningful and precious.  Your heart centre is becoming more powerful and your ego is downgraded on that basis in a very relieving way. 

Finally Pluto, now directly trining the Suns of those born May 10th to 13th, is bringing real empowerment from higher learning, wisdom, far off places and a sense of courage.  He is regenerating you.


GEMINI

Career can be a focus this month, with so much emphasis on Pisces and from the 6th, communications with friends and about valued projects will be powerful, particularly if born up to June 8th

However beware, that from the 23rd, Mercury moves retrograde and as your ruler, that is significant for you, as you may find that your goals and communications with friends cause problems.  You may not be in the right place at the right time. 

However, Venus will for all of you, bring continued affection and a sense of a very good social circle, which provide you with happiness. 

Mars, before the 17th, is opposing the Suns of those born after June 10th.  Be aware that there are some people who are not a pushover and who may be challenging.  Be adaptable and tolerant, but keep an eye out. 

Uranus is currently giving a boost for a final time after several years of being supportive, to all those born June 16th to 20th.  Your humanitarian side and your ability to be a catalyst for others for change and for freedom is strong. Unusual, unique people are continuing to be a catalyst for you and for advances in your friendships. 

However, if born June 3rd to 6th, Neptune is bringing a little confusion into your life.  There is a feeling that suddenly you need your heart to be engaged with what you do and a sense of dissolving with your current status may be in the air.  You need more spirituality, more heart and more creativity in your life.  This is quite a long journey.  Let it unfurl gradually and know that some things are too important to be left to just the mind/intellect alone.


CANCER

This is a good month for travel and for the higher mind’s purpose for learning. 

However, after the 6th, when Mercury goes into Aries, there may be some issues at work that you need to ensure clarity on in communications, particularly if born up to July 7th.  After the 23rd, many things will be put on hold or blocked, so achieve as much as possible before that date.

Also, after the 6th, all of you need to be a little bit careful about sycophancy at work.  Charm isn’t always the answer.  Don’t expect too much of people. 

After the 17th, if born up to June 30th, there may be some war drums from other people.  Other people are not pushovers and they may well be quite challenging, so tread carefully. 

However, if born July 14th to 17th, love life can get a boost, as does social life and issues to do with offspring are particularly pleasurable.  Creativity is also starred. 

For those born June 28th to 30th, there is also an opposition currently from Saturn, which happens once every 30 years and this will bring a feeling of some reality checks about people and wake up calls.  People can behave as if they’re blocking you or restricting you and you are recognising some facts that you have to deal with.  Look after your body and accept that restrictions and limitations are there to learn from.

Uranus is finalising his long visitation by square to those born July 17th to 21st.  Over the last year or so there has been restlessness and a desire for change, possibly around career.  This journey now of some chaos and unpredictability is finally showing its conclusion. 

Neptune is inspiring now to those born July 5th to 8th.  Inspiration is coming from other countries, from learning, from wisdom and also is bringing extra sensitivity and creativity and a spiritual awareness to your being. 

Pluto however, is beginning to really impact the lives of those born July 12th to 15th.  Other people with power can feel quite over-bearing.  Draw a boundary around those who are in any way controlling and if necessary walk away.  Power struggles are potentials.  Deal with it with wisdom, consciousness and be squeaky clean in behaviour and motive. 


LEO

Leos are forced to be more profound this month and need to be aware of complex issues that go beyond the personal ego.

However, from the 6th, the added dimension of potential travel and communication skills are emphasised, but from the 23rd when Mercury goes retrograde, it is much more difficult to achieve your goals when you planned. 

However, also after the 6th, you will all get the benefit of the potential for love life or shining through travel or through higher learning in some way.  Your charms and the power of love are underscored. 

Before the 17th, all born after August 12th should feel that love life and children’s issues are especially enhancing of their lives.  Energy, drive, passion are all yours and it can be very constructive.

However if born August 14th to 17th, be aware that Jupiter is squaring your Sun, making you rather self-indulgent, extravagant and expecting too much of life.  Enjoy, but with caution. 

Uranus is finalising his rare trine transit to the Suns of those born August 17th to 22nd.  For this group the last year or so has brought a feeling of change, excitement, looking outside the box, insight and possibly awakening travel.  Others have been catalysts for you.  You are now beginning to really see the benefit and you will realise that you are not quite the same person as you were.


VIRGO

Relationships are significant factors in your life this month in a positive way.

Before the 6th, all born after September 14th will be the receivers of affection from others.  Love life is definitely flagged up.

For all born after September 12th, before the 6th there are ample opportunities for excellent communications and to receive very good feedback from others. 

Before the 17th, if born after September 13th, you need to be a little bit cautious on the home and family fronts as you are a little bit prone to be clumsy, in communications or in action; and family problems can result.  Your determination may not be in harmony with those around you and equally others may irritate you on the home front.

However, after the 17th, if born up to August 31st, your actions are constructive, creative and dealings with others, particularly offspring are purposeful and rewarding.
 
 Mercury, your ruler, is retrograde from the 23rd and will remain so till April 15th, so be aware of the delays and rethinking of issues that will be apparent and somehow necessary then.

Jupiter is also now favouring those born September 14th to 17th.  Wisdom is yours and harmony and your ability to communicate with others brings you a bonus.  Opportunities are there to grab.  Positive optimism is in the air. 

Even Saturn is on your side now, for those born August 30th to September 2nd, in a constructive and mature way.  You are being very focused and disciplined and able to do things that at other times you would find difficult.  Dealing with love life and offspring, although demanding, is something that you rise to with dignity and success.

Neptune is currently opposing the Suns of those born September 5th to 8th.  For this group, just watch for other people not being as completely black and white as you would think.  You are also projecting onto other people idealisations and generally not seeing clearly.  Keep grounded, check the small print.  Literally and metaphorically, but you are certainly idealistic, inspired creatively and sensitive, possibly more than you have felt for many years.

Finally Pluto is very positive for those born September 12th to 15th.  This rare transit is bringing confidence, courage, and assertion in a constructive way to do with creativity, children’s issues and romance. 
The full Moon of the 1st/2nd in Virgo, directly impacts those born September 3rd –5th. This may manifest a a bit of a wake up call to some burgeoning truths that show themselves and can also correlate with endings of certain chapters, that maybe necessary.


LIBRA

Routine, work and health may be things that you are particularly caring about this month.  

After the 6th, Venus will for all of you really highlight love life and affections of the heart centre.  Others are blessings in your life.

Also after the 6th, if born up to October 10th, communications with others are extremely positive and bring great progress.  However, on the 23rd, Mercury moves retrograde, which means that from then on, for a few weeks, communications are not so reliable, so get communications that are necessary achieved before that date.

Before the 17th, if born after October 13th, your mind is active, intelligent and determined and you achieve a lot with a sort of energetic spirit. 

However, after the 17th, if born up to October 1st, be wary that on the family and home front there can be a few little war drums audible, as others are irritated or irritating; and you may be a little bit over-assertive in that area.

Saturn is currently, as you probably know, in Capricorn, which is not so friendly to your sign and is currently squaring the Suns of those born October 1st and 2nd.  For this group some reality checks are emerging, potentially about home and family. Blocks, restrictions and frustrations are in the air.  You also need to recognise that you can feel tired, so pace yourself.  It’s a time for practical restructuring and facing some facts and not running away from them.

Uranus is coming to the end of a about a year long focus on relationships for those born October 19th to 22nd.  Others have been unpredictable and created some stress.  Relationship change, internally and externally has been around but it has ultimately been a catalyst for your personal freedom, even if it has felt uncomfortable. 

Pluto has now moved in his slow journey through Capricorn to square the Suns of those born October 13th to 16th.  There is a feeling for this group that over the next year or so of changes and endings of chapters.  Some battles internally are connected to your needing to empower yourself.  Do not be afraid of this confrontation.  Do not repress it. 

The second full Moon of the month falls in your sign is on the 31st and impacts those born October 3rd –5th.  Be prepared for closures and for the eruption of your or others unconscious, that can reveal some truths and realities, that need to be aired.


SCORPIO

March can be a very positive time for many of you, creatively and romantically; and indeed before the 6th all born after November 12th will find that your communication skills, particularly if you are a writer, are particularly astute.  The communication with offspring and love life is very effective. 

All born after November 15th will have an opportunity before the 6th to really enjoy the fruits of romance, offspring and creative skills. 

After the 17th, if born up to October 31st, your relationship with Mars will bring you added assertiveness which will be constructive in your speech and communication.  Your energy is high, well focused and gives you achievement.

Jupiter, of course, is now in your sign, which is currently particularly excellent for those born November 14th to 17th.  For this group travel, expansiveness, confidence, buoyancy, growth – internally and externally – is all yours. Financial issues can also be a source of optimism and joy.  This once every twelve year visitation should be appreciated.

Saturn is giving a certain measure of caution to those born October 31st to November 2nd.  Your grounded, mature approach to thought and communications will serve you well.

Neptune is now really inspiring those born November 5th to 8th.  He is bringing extra inspiration to do with the arts, extra joy to do with offspring and idealism and fulfilment in love life.  The heart centre is really expanding.

Even your ruler Pluto is being constructive now to those born November 12th to 15th.  He is bringing even greater power to your elbow, which is being well used and constructive and regenerative and transformative in your thinking and your wisdom.  Enjoy.  It is with you for about another year.


SAGITTARIUS

Focus on home and family is strong this month and at times there may be a need to clarify issues and sort things out. 

However, after the 6th, if born up to December 17th, communications with offspring particularly and in creative fields and connected to those who you love, can be very improved, although after the 23rd, when Mercury goes retrograde, that can go a little bit off route, so make sure communications that are necessary are achieved before then.

Certainly after the 6th, for all of you, with Venus in Aries, there will be a great feeling of love permeating your life from others, as well as inspired creative skills as well, which will help you all. 

Mars is in your sign before the 17th, directly affecting all born after December 12th. This gives courage, determination, ambition and assertion, but make sure it doesn’t tip into over-assertion or slight impatient aggression. 

Uranus is coming to a close of being inspiring to all born December 17th to 20th.  The last year has seen you daring for new and awakening to new possibilities.  Creativity and love life has been given a spark with different people who have shown you new ways of looking at things; and even offspring issues have been a source of pleasant liberation and surprise.  That is now coming to a close and you will appreciate what you have experienced. 

Neptune, however, is slightly confusing now on some level to all born December 5th to 8th.  There is a sign of disorientation, tiredness, a sort of existential sense of realising that you are shifting and changing.  The ground beneath your feet isn’t so firm.  This is a natural and inevitable journey where you have to trust the trade winds to get you to the right place, but be sure that it is your heart and soul that is guiding you now, more than your ego and that is good.  Uncertainty is part of the picture. Trust.


CAPRICORN

The power of the mind is strong this month and communications will bring progress.  Be aware however after the 6th, if born up to January 8th, communications can be a little trickier with family; and particularly after the 23rd when Mercury moves retrograde, so make sure everything is clear.

However, also after the 6th, for all of you, with Venus in your sign, love and generosity is strong.  Just beware that you don’t expect too much of others or of self and check that you’re spending is not out of control. For Capricorns, that’s rarely the case however.

Mars moves into your sign on the 17th, directly affecting all those born up to December 30th.  Therefore after the 17th, many of you born in that period, will be extremely assertive, determined, ambitious and driven.  Just make sure it doesn’t become bossy or aggressive.

Jupiter is very much in positive alignment now to the Suns of those born January 12th to 15th.  He is bringing a great deal of optimism to your goals and friends rally around to help.  You are a great leader and your intelligence in guiding you brings luck and expansion. 

Saturn, however, is in your sign now as you probably know, and is currently directly sitting on the Suns of those born December 28th to 31st.  This once every 30 year hit is designed to make you grow up, face facts, step up to the plate, look after your body and also to ensure that practicalities and pragmatism is attended to.  Saturn is your ruling planet, so this is significant.  Challenges should not be shirked through lack of confidence. 

Uranus is closing is long chapter of about a year, of some uncertainty and unwelcome disruption possibly for those born January 15th to 19th.  Home and family issues have not been too stable, but at the same time there has been some liberation as a result of changes.  Increased calm is very much imminent. 

Neptune is helpful for those born January 3rd to the 6th.  He is bringing more gentleness and sensitivity to your communications, thinking and increased empathy, as well as creative inspiration. 

However, Pluto is now really powerful in his once every 248 visitation to the Suns of those born January 10th to 13th.  This long period that you’re entering into is about significant challenge and empowerment.  Handle wisely, with consciousness and with a squeaky-clean motive and agenda.  Endings are potentially in the air over the coming year or so, but also the opportunity to show that you’re prepared to embrace your destiny in terms of what you’re meant to do.  Do not abuse power.  Do not allow yourself to be tempted into ego motivation.  This is about transformation, self-invention for the greater good, of not only you, but for everyone.  Humility is your best friend, as wise use of your power calls. If times are tough at times, remember the phoenix. 


AQUARIUS

Focus on finances and security will not go astray this month and after the 6th, all born up to January 28th will find their communications skills extra honed. 

For all of you, after the 6th, your communications will be tinged with love and charm.  Your heart and your mind will combine which will be very persuasive and impressive to others. From the 23rd , however ,when Mercury moves retrograde, till the 15th of April , beware of complacency re communicationd being clear and prepare for blocks and delays including potential transport difficulties. Take time out during this period to reflect. on direction and goals.

Before the 17th, Mars, for all born after February 9th, will give you leadership ability, courage and determination to achieve your goals, particularly when combined with other people’s efforts and your determination to achieve your idealism will be successful. 

Jupiter however, is going to be squaring the Suns of those born February 10th to 13th.  This brings temptation to over indulge or be over confident, particularly in your working life, or to take on too much, to bite off more than you can chew.  Also, just be aware of a tinge of a possible sense of self-entitlement or even arrogance.  Bearing that in mind, success can be yours.  

Uranus your ruling planet , (the maverick freedom loving planet) is curremrlystill harmomising wuth the Suns of those born February 13th-17th. For this group this is last chance saloon opportunity for , or the finalisation of, a period where you determineto be your own person, expressing yourself with the powerful intuition you have and to not be afraid to honour your big picture understanding of the world around you. Opportunities to express yourself clearly and intelligently with a characteristic detachment and futuristic spin, which has impact on others, are in the ether.




PISCES

This is your month, so you can shine and enjoy yourself, particularly before the 6th when all born after March 12th have Venus contacting their Suns by conjunction. For this group, that period will be punctuated by love, happiness, friendship and a sense of well being. 
 Mercury your relationship ruler, will be moving retrograde from the 23rd till April 15th, so during that period ensure there is little room for misunderstandings with others, be clear.

Before the 17th however, all born after March 10th also have Mars challenging their Suns, which means that there will be simultaneously a sense of some over-assertiveness from others, particularly domestically and there will possibly be some impatience.  Don’t take on too much.  Others may be a bit intimidated by your energy. 

However, after the 17th, for all born up to February 27th, your goals and energy will be fruitfully rewarded, particularly when working with others or towards your goals. 

Jupiter is also very friendly now for those born March 12th to 15th.  It’s brilliant for travel and for long distance issues and connections.  It brings a boost to confidence, optimism and also an extra dose of wisdom and growth.

Even Saturn is kindly disposed now towards those born February 27th to 30th.  He is bringing a sense of discipline and focus and maturity to your goals and hard work pays off and others admire your successful endeavours and discipline. 

Neptune, going through your sign for the long haul, has now reached the point where he is sitting on the Suns of those born March 3rd to 6th.  For this group, this once every 165 transit is going to bring out the most extreme Pisces qualities within you, both positive and negative.  Inspiring, creative, idealistic, spiritual, empathetic and sensitive, but also potentially over-idealistic, hypersensitive, escapist and unrealistic.  Try and enjoy the positive. 

For those born March 10th to 13th, Pluto has now reach a point of sextiling your Sun.  Again, this rare transit is powerful but very positive.  He brings a sense of destiny.  He empowers you to empower other people.  He can be a force for self-regeneration and self-recreation and allows you to demonstrate your determination to achieve what is necessary, but ensure it’s for the good of all and not just yourself.

The new Moon falls in your sign on 17th, directly affecting those born March 16th-18th. This brings the innovative and the feeling of a new chapter being born, and also allows you to sow seeds for the future, literally maybe and certainly metaphorically.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 GLOBAL ASTROLOGICAL OVERVIEW PLUS YOUR HOROSCOPE


This is the month of Aquarius, the sign ruled by Uranus. A sign of the innovative, even the maverick and also the intuitive, the humanitarian, the inclusive and the outside the box, big picture vision and of the future. It also directly relates to the technological and what can be made possible through this. That is all-fine, as long as the motive is for the greater good of all and the planet, and not just related to money and greed.

Jupiter is now established in Scorpio till November 8th. This is a position of intensity, insight and forensic in nature. Finances and economic issues loom large in consciousness and truth will out re the failings of economic systems and re secretive misused power in that arena and also, as has already been shown, the failings in our sexual attitudes. Powerful stances will be made as strong principles are highlighted and felt and demonstrated powerfully re money and sexuality. Insular desires for self-protection and nationalism however will remain strong.

Mars has left Scorpio finally. He was there from December 9th till January 26th. That position is powerful, secretive and can bring significant use of power and real standoffs, because of fixity and refusal to compromise, that can be dangerous. Mars is a trigger planet and when in Scorpio those triggers pulled can have powerful consequences… Again motive is everything. Great good, or the opposite. Scorpio power can be likened in its intensity to either that of saint or sinner.  Globally, Scorpio puts emphasis of discovery of abuse of power financially and related to sexuality

From Mars’ new position in Sagittarius, he is more international, idealistic, open and adventurous.  Globalised issues and the fight for equality and human rights will be addressed more vociferously. Global dynamics will be an increased focus.

When Jupiter moves into Sagittarius next November, a new chapter of reclaiming the benefits of working together globally will be revealed.

Saturn now established in Capricorn, since December 20th 2017 and where he will stay till December 2020 will be trying for England, (Capricorn country) economically and structurally. No prizes for seeing that one coming.

 It will be difficult for Trump in this month and next as Saturn squares his Neptune (every 15 years) and then opposes his Mercury (every 30 years), bringing disappointments/reality checks, disillusionment and blocks to his plans and also challenges re finances, relating to his own and other countries, despite the recently much vaunted US economic boom.

 Teresa May will also be facing Saturn challenges and reality checks and frustrations connected to her personal reputation and authority in March, April and May as Saturn squares up to her Sun. (Every 15 years). She also has Neptune back on her Mars again this month, which indicates a weakening of her position and hidden smoke and mirror forces and conspiracies from men in her orbit.

The second half of this month sees Venus in Pisces from the 10th and Mercury and the Sun in Pisces from the 18th. This globally will bring some idealism at best and supports the arts and the outpouring of emotion and creativity, but negatively it can bring lack of objectivity, smoke and mirrors, deceptions, over idealism and even potential delusion, notably around the 25th/26th when Mercury conjuncts Neptune (in his home sign of Pisces for the long haul).

The arts (particularly music and film) are particularly favoured around the 22nd/23rd when Venus conjuncts Neptune.

Around the 17th and 18th, when Mars squares Neptune undercover issues are strong and lack of clarity is dominant. Also there is also a potential sense of emasculation in the face of some global challenges.

There is a partial solar eclipse on the 15th at 27 degrees of Aquarius, exact at 20.52 GMT. This is in good relationship to Uranus and Mercury This will signify a furtherance of a renewed fighting for human rights and humanitarian issues, not least women’s rights and the fight for equality. Changes and crises that may happen then can ultimately be a force for good.  The eclipse also opposes Trump’s Mars suggesting major changes in his position as a result of events and challenges from others.




 ARIES

A month of working together with others for a cause, which  also can be  sociable, is flagged up and your leadership potential and shine. 

Indeed, all of you before the 18th will have excellent communication skills, contributing to a common goal. 

Before the 10th, if born after April 7th, love and friendship can combine and affections are forthcoming from others with whom you collaborate.

Mars, now in Sagittarius, is bringing for all born March 22nd to April 10th a pioneering attitude to travel and your determination and courage is underlined, as is success and ambition. 

Saturn, now in Capricorn, is challenging those born March 24th to 29th.  Restrictions and problems at work are likely.  Have patience, be real and get rest, but there are reality checks around. 

Uranus is still haunting those born April 14th 17th.  This will be over by the end of March when you will look back and see what revolutions have occurred in the last year or so and what change has been affected that has catapulted you into a more aware sense of self and the future.

Finally, Pluto is still bringing to those born April 7th to 10, the potential for some power struggles within oneself and with others in authority.  Ensure you do not abuse power or indeed allow others to.  Be conscious, controlled, but know you are in a period, particularly career wise, of transformation and self-reinvention.  Just keep control.


TAURUS

There is no room for taking your eye off the ball at work, where you can shine, but be careful that you do not over-reach or be over-confident.

For all born after May 7th, it is important to remember that before the 10th, sycophancy may not pay off. 

All of you need to ensure that your communications are thoroughly understood in the work place.

After the 18th, all born up to May 10th will have excellent ability to receive and give wisdom from and to friends and leadership communication is underlined. 

After the 10th, all born up to May 13th will enjoy the opportunity that friends give for harmony, affection and living life to the full.

Jupiter in your opposite sign is now bringing to all those born May 11th to 15th a feeling of exuberance, confidence and belief.  It’s good for travel but it could also lead to a little bit over-zealous expectation or over-expansiveness. Enjoy, but with some care.

Saturn however is a very much a mature, constructive disciplining influence on those born April 24th to 29th.  Work may be to do with travel and serious attitudes are needed in study and in legal issues.  Duty is in the air, but it is all-progressive.  Discipline and patience is needed, which gains you admiration. 

Neptune is continuing to baptise all born May 2nd to 5th with a sense of empathy, sensitivity, emotional richness and a need for emotional connection with soul mates.  Creativity is hugely underlined and the heart and the spiritual cannot be avoided.

Finally all born May 9th to 12th are still enjoying the incredible empowerment that Pluto is bringing.  Wisdom, study and positive influences can come from long distance. Regeneration, transformation and a sense of destiny is yours, provided it is all used for the greater good.


GEMINI

This is an  excellent month for travel and planning for such; and for legal and study issues.

After the 18th, all born up to June 10th however, need to be aware that carelessness at work or not stopping and thinking before you speak or do, can backfire.  Don’t assume everybody gets the message.

After the 10th, all born up to June 14th need to be careful about schmoozing up to other people for the sake of personal advantage.  Hypocrisy could be in the air.

Mars may be bringing a temptation for a little bit of irritability and impatience for all born May 24th to June 11th; and this may well come from other people.  People are standing up to you and some tact and diplomacy would help on both your parts. 

Uranus is about to finish a long year period of creating the new and the exciting in terms of opportunities and more freedom for those born June 15th to 18th.  You are now recognising a sense of your own uniqueness and how it can benefit others. 

However, if born June 2nd to 5th, you are still susceptible to not seeing clearly and being self-deceptive or deceived by others in your public or working life.  Sensitivity is yours, so is over-idealism and potential projected fantasy about others or self.  Keep real.


CANCER

There may be a need to focus on deeper truths in relationships as well as on complex issues connected to joint resources.

However, after the 18th, if born up to July 1st, one’s ability to learn and to be successful in academic issues and through persuading other people of the truth and having excellent communication skills should not be under-estimated. Travel too and long distance dealings are very favoured.

Also, after the 10th, for all born up to July 15th, love, combined with travel and study somehow may be underlined. 

Jupiter, now happily relating to your sign is bringing benefits to those born July 13th to 17th.  Full enjoyment of life is possible.  Confidence and belief in self.  Love life and children bring joy and creative skills are unleashed.  Buoyancy and growth is indicated.

Uranus, however, is about to complete his final journey of causing some disruption and unpredictability in the lives of those born July 16th to 19th.  Work has been uncertain, changeable and unsettling, but now you are realising that the journey is now more consistent and taking you to a more logical place for you. 

Neptune is still truly inspiring for those born July 4th to 7th.  Higher consciousness, higher learning, spiritual pursuits and creativity and extra sensitivity is yours.

If born July 11th to 14th you are still of necessity, being forced to deal with possible relationships that are coercive, pressured and challenging and you are required to be very conscious and controlled and to walk away if necessary, but draw boundaries.  Endings of chapters are around.


LEO

Relationships are full on this month and they may hold the power.  In fact, for all of you, communications are of paramount importance, but be sure you listen as well as speak.

Before the 10th, all born after August 9th may find an extra dose of Cupid charming your life but people’s generosity should not be taken for granted. 

Mars is also on your side all month if born July 26th to August 13th.  He is bringing confidence and competitiveness and constructive energy into all areas to do with romance, creativity and in speculative ventures. You’re fiery and determined and ambition can be successful. 

However, if born August 13th to 17th Jupiter can bring a tendency to be over-confident,  or over-expansive, or a sense of entitlement may become a problem, particularly to do with real estate and family issues, but positivity is yours if handled with caution and some humility. 

Uranus is just about to finalise a long eighteen-month period where those born August 16th to 20th have benefited from opportunities for growth and enlightenment from long distance issues, legal issues and intellectual learning.  This entire group will become slightly less subjective and more big picture orientated, which brings a positive and more enlightened view of self and the universe.  You are more super-conscious now.


VIRGO

Everyday work issues may need some rationalisation to your advantage and it’s also true to say that you can work hard successfully on health issues this month.   

Later in the month, relationships come to the fore and indeed, after the 18th, for all born up to September 12th, communications with those close to you, can be seriously enhanced and you receive very positive feedback from others. 

Equally, all born up to September 15th can attract love and affection and generosity from others.

However, for those born August 26th to September 13th, Mars is causing some irritation on the home front.  Other people are bumptious, contentious, irritated and you yourself may be creating waves with a sort of clumsy approach, around family or on the home front. 

Jupiter however is very constructive now for those born September 13th to 17th.  He is bringing the confidence in speech and thought, extra wisdom and belief in self, as optimism and positive thinking is underlined.

Saturn too is constructive now for those born August 27th to September 1st.  He is bringing a very mature attitude towards love life and a great sense of responsibility and duty towards offspring.  Hard work and discipline pays off creatively too.  Progress and enjoyment are the results of discipline and hard work.

Neptune is, for those born September 4th to 7th, still creating an atmosphere of over-idealism towards others, of perceiving them as either being heroes to worships or victims to save.  They are neither and you need to check out the credentials of people on a very realistic basis, but inspiration and idealism is yours; and appreciation of nature is a positive angle of this opposition from Neptune. 

Finally, those born September 10th to 14th are being empowered to believe in you and  to enable self-transformation and re-invention creatively, romantically and with a sense of destiny.  This continues until May 2019.  Enjoy.


LIBRA

This can be a month of fun, enjoyment, creativity and party time.  Romance too is very much part of the picture; and very good communication with offspring is underlined and it is also very good for writers.

All born after October 10th will have the favours of Cupid flagged up, as your charms attract those of others. 

Mars is also constructive now if born September 26th to October 14th.  You’re assertive in a very constructive way and can argue your case.  Your mind is powerful and persuasive and successful, as is your written and spoken word. 

Saturn is square to your sign now and is bringing some challenges to those born September 27th to October 2nd.  Some issues to do with real estate or family may feel problematic or restrictive or confidence may be lowered.  Delays are in the air, but if you are on the right path, a little more focus, discipline and patience will pay off, but look after your body and get rest.

Uranus long opposition transit is finally coming to an end now for those born October 17th to 20th in his influence that has been rather disruptive in terms of relationships.  Others’ chaotic behaviour has been uncomfortable but actually has opened new doors for you that maybe would not have opened for yourself and they are leading to better places; and awakening you to your true potential. 

Finally, Pluto is still affecting those born October 11th to 15th in a way that is not always comfortable.  Be aware that you are struggling with yourself as much as others, but others will trigger some disruption, notably on the home front.  This is about you finding your own true purpose.  Do it gently, with consciousness and rise above power struggles of a disruptive nature.


SCORPIO

Home, real estate, family is big issue.  Communications connected to these is very important and it is vital that you have no room for misunderstanding from you to others or others to you, particularly with family. 

If born after November 9th, be wary of hypocrisy and also of over-extravagance towards home and family, or even over-optimism. 

However, after the 18th, all born up to November 12th will be very able to communicate with love and affection and also creatively.

After the 10th, all born up to November 15th will attract fun, love, and affections.  Sociability is strong and harmony with offspring is highlighted.

Jupiter, now in your sign of course, will be bringing for those born November 13th to 17th a once every twelve year boost to confidence, growth, luck and possibly financial gain.  Travel is also hugely implicated.  Just don’t push your luck with arrogance.

Saturn is constructive and maturing if born October 27th to November 1st.  He is bringing thoughtfulness, caution, care, and reflection to your thinking and your speaking which is ultimately constructive and focused.  Discipline is yours.

Neptune is still enhancing the lives of those born November 4th to 7th, with some magic that brings extra creative skills, particularly to do with music, the film world, and a love of the sea.  Great appreciation of children and love life has an idealistic fantasy level about it, but in a rather happy and constructive way.  The heart centre is powerful and empathy is too.

Finally, Pluto your powerful ruler is, for those born November 10th to 14th, still underlining your Scorpionic insight, profundity, strength, courage and truth.  Just be conscious of using this power wisely, constructively and for the greater good; and you can move mountains. 


SAGITTARIUS

Your mind and communication skills are extra sharp and you can combine love and reason very effectively before the 10th, if born after December 9th.

However, after the 18th if born up to December 12th, be aware that there is room for some misspeaking or confusion or misunderstandings on the home and family front. 

After the 10th, if born up to December 15th, over-indulgence of others or over-expansion and over-spending is also a possibility, connected again to home and family.

Mars is in your sign now, directly impacting those born November 25th to December 13th.  For this group, assertion, determination and ambition is strong.  It just needs to be reigned in, in case of a temptation for aggression or over-assertion, but determination can bring courage and success, not least related to foreign adventures. 

Uranus is finalising his long period of over a year of inspiring those born December 16th to 19th.  He has awoken many of you to the power of love, creativity and to the exciting impact of offspring.  He has liberated your uniqueness, which you are now more proud of. 

However, for those born December 4th to 7th, there is still an on-going sense of a metaphoric rather blind voyage on a sea with not compass, no oars.  Trust the trade winds to get you to another place, but in the meantime value your heart, but get rest and a sense of the dissolving of the old, which can make one feel insecure, is a very necessary part of this journey.  Just don’t push the river out of panic.  This is a circuitous voyage.    Trust.


CAPRICORN

Finances may figure more than usual, although they are often a focus for your sign anyway, but after the 18th for all born up to January 10th, your mind is particularly sharp, insightful and imaginative. 

After the 10th, if born up to January 13th, your charms and ability to combine harmony and beauty with your intellect is impressive.

Jupiter, in harmonious angle to your sign now, is bringing for those born January 11th to 15th an extra sense of sociability and friends are very positive influences in your life, as is travel.  Your luck in groups and in leadership is shining.  Confidence is yours and growth too.

Saturn, in your sign now for two and half years, is currently directly impacting those born December 25th to 30th.  You are no stranger to your ruling planet, but he is, for this group, bringing a sense of a reality check, a block, a restriction and a need to look after your physical being, but hard work and discipline, which you are no stranger to, will bring deferred gratification.
Uranus is about to finish his voyage, which has lasted for about a year and has impacted those born January 14th to 17th.  You will now see that the unpredictability that has haunted you around family, home, real estate and the feeling of uncertainty is now coming to a close and you will understand the journey and its conclusion and why; and feel in a more liberated space.

Those born January 2nd to 5th are still experiencing the magic of Neptune in his long transit of your Suns, by allowing your brain to be less practical, less materialistic and more inspired, empathetic, passionate and creative.  You and others will appreciate this. 

Finally, those born January 9th to 12th are still feeling the empowerment of Pluto on your Sun in this once every 248-year chapter.  Power is the key word.  Use it wisely.  Know your destiny is there.  Endings are following by amazing new starts, but the only true friend of Pluto is humility and non-selfishness.


AQUARIUS

Your month; you can shine and you may find yourself the centre of attention both intellectually and affection wise. 

However it is important too after the 10th to keep an eye on finances, which through intelligence and a good value system, can bring you advantage. The arts maybe also be a source of gain to you too.

For those born January 23rd to February 10th, your leadership skills and skills in coordinating groups is excellent and your determination and courage and ambition really pays off. 

However, there is a danger for those born February 10th to 14th of a little bit of over wielding of power or over-confidence or even a touch of arrogance or sense of entitlement on the work front, as Jupiter squares your Sun.  However, success is well within your reach.  Just have the humility.  Also be cautious about over generosity to self or indeed others… and beware of trying to do too much, or metaphorically biting off more than you can chew, at the expense of carelessness in some form.

Uranus, your ruler, has been favouring for about a year, those born February 13th to 15th.  This journey is over and it has, for many of you, brought an even greater bigger picture understanding of your own uniqueness and what vision you can offer to others.  You are liberated to be more true to yourself and the power of technology may have been revolutionary in a very positive way and you are more trusting of your intuition and your eureka moments, as a result of the past years journey. You may even look slightly different as your appearance may you feel be needed to match your awakened strong sense of self.

There is a partial solar eclipse on the 15th in your sign at 27 degrees. This will directly affect those born February14th-17th. This indicates a rejection of /freedom from the dark and outworn and the inviting in of the new and progressive.



PISCES

Many of you may feel a little escapist or private, or are feeling just very watchful this month.

After the 18th, if born up to March 10th your communication skills should be used to the maximum advantage, but do listen as well as talk. 

After the 10th, if born up to March 13th, your appearances and charms and charisma are emphasised and you can attract much love and favours to yourself. 

However, Mars is a little challenging to those born February 21st to March 11th.  There may some war-drums on the work front and there may be irritation from  others, professionally or vice versa.  Do not be impatient or too forceful or too ambitious.  Others may feel threatened. 

Jupiter is very helpful now if born March 11th to 15th.  It is an excellent time for travel and international dealings and bonuses legally are there too.  There is a general feeling of well being, luck and progress.  Enjoy.

Saturn is bringing some austerity, but in a constructive way, to those born February 22nd to 27th.  Duty to others and even obligation is strong, but your social conscience is telling you that you have got karmic obligation to others which, if accepted, will bring much satisfaction.

Neptune, your ruler, is still going through his very powerful once every 165-year conjunction to the Suns of those born March 2nd to 5th.  This has been with you since the beginning of 2017 and is not over until January of next year.  This journey is bringing inspirations, spirituality, creativity, hypersensitivity, but negatively also escape or delusion or some smoke and mirrors from others or from you to self.  Use this positively for inspiration and for the power of the heart, but don’t lose touch with reality.

Pluto is continuing, and will be until of 2019, to bring to those born March 9th to 12th, a sense of destiny in terms of leadership, being empowered by others and experiencing strong friendships, which are healing, and you are capable of being transformative to others.  Courage and insight is yours.  Use for the greater good.  It can be magnificent.