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Your October 2014 Horoscope

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Aries: October 2014

Welcome to October, Aries. If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea  on Sunday 28th September with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Your Former, Current or Potential Partner

Sometimes your relationship with a key man or woman in your life, really can resemble Pride and Prejudice, with all its pitfalls, delays and communication errors. Of course you are not relying on horseback messengers, or even a Mr Darcy or Miss Bennett – yet you must allow for a really circuitous pathway with your former, current or potential partner now. Your internet, media, publishing, phones and computers will be affected most and of course this has a domino effect on the discussion or paperwork with this person (or concerning them). From 14th September, onwards, you have been setting up a discussion or a paper chain, which is very likely to stall, change or even reverse after 10th October and then again, from 24th October through 8th November, when again you will see exactly why this was always a dress rehearsal, not the final production. A common example of this would be internet dating, when you just don’t have all the facts – but find out information that decides everything, in early November. Another example might be the pursuit of a separation, but with flawed paperwork that demands a second attempt later.

If you want the full story and a clear picture, then avoid the eclipse period near Tuesday 7th October through Thursday 9th October, when you just won’t have every piece in the jigsaw in front of you. In fact, half the jigsaw puzzle will be blacked out. Be really aware of that.

Your former, current or potential partner is sometimes not the issue on this cycle – yet an enemy, rival or opponent is. Aries, please use astrology to help yourself, by relying on an unreliable story at this time! You just know the story will change, be held up or even be scrapped with this difficult person (or around them). Why? Because nothing was in the bag in the second half of September, and nothing will be in the bag in October either. Allow for backwards-and-forwards discussion or paperwork, right up until 8th November if necessary, but from that point – it’s time to decide.

Your House, Flat, Money, Business, Possessions and Charity

First up, avoid the period around October 23rd through 25th for major decisions about your financial and material world – and if you can wait until you are well into November to make or accept signatures, so much the better. We have an eclipse near the 23rd which blots out the full story. Furthermore Mercury is backtracking through the sign of Scorpio which rules everything you own, earn or owe.

For this reason I would suspend final judgement as the situation is far too early to call; you may not have all the details you need to make wise decisions until you are romping into November with a calculator in your hand. From that point forward, though, the light is at the end of the tunnel. From Tuesday 23rd December, toughest cycle in three decades is behind you.

One could conclude that the discussion or paperwork in October is part of that slow progress through the tunnel, but do allow for delays or u-turns along the way. Be practical about it; copy your documents; back up copy on USB sticks; get everything in writing if you can; allow for a state of flux to affect what is under discussion; don’t necessarily trust the ‘news’ about your tax, insurance, house, apartment, good cause, company and so on. The first version of the narrative is very unlikely to be the final version this month. Factor that in. And read the fine print with a microscope; be a realist about the outcome, should anything be delayed or altered in an agreement.

The Aries Mission

The Aries Mission sounds like a film with Russell Crowe (who is in fact an Aries, like you) but it’s actually a way to describe the impact of Pluto in Capricorn upon your life. Shortly after your ruler Mars changes signs on Sunday 26th October, you will have big decisions about your career, university life or volunteer role looming for December 4th and again, near December 15th.

For months you have been full of good intentions about your ambitions, position and mission. For months very little has changed and you have slid back into a situation where you constantly feel just a little bit out of control – or as if someone or something, has full control of YOU. This is deeply uncomfortable and it is down to Pluto retrograding and stationing in the ambitious sign of Capricorn. Well, Pluto is now moving forward and there is no holding change back. The only thing I would say is, given that you are moving towards an inevitable reshuffle in your chosen workplace, field, university, business or industry (and it may be a literal reshuffle, or just a psychological shuffle of the powerful cards people are playing) try to keep it simple.

You can keep it simple by refusing to let even the tiniest hint of irritation, aggression or pushiness enter the picture, from 26th October and being utterly vigilant about that in November. Why? Because if you are all going to come up with some new arrangement for yourselves – and it looks like January is the moment – then you need it to work long-term. And you do not need memories of a feud or spat to taint what comes next. You are ruled by Mars and although so many Aries people control the natural aggression and fight instinct of the sign extremely well – let’s face it – when Mars is at large, you’re always tempted. Long walks, meditation sessions or listening to Hole may help.

Publishing, Travel, Foreigners, Education

Talk about an agenda change. I realise this has been sliding up in importance throughout September, yet it is not really until you get close to October 5th and 8th that you realise the moment has come – with your book, website, trip, relocation, European/Australasian/American connection or course. Maybe even more than one item from that list is on your radar then, Aries.

You need to slow down and cool down. It would be tempting to give in to impulse near the 5th and 8th but you must be a total realist about what the next two years will bring. From November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, and then all too soon, once Saturn is in Sagittarius from Tuesday 23rd December, you have at least 24 months of challenges and learning experiences.

Be fully conscious of what you are setting up in the first ten days of October and ask yourself if you can live with the outcomes for one or two years. A common example of this would be emigrating to a foreign country. Or booking a year’s world tour. Committing to an export scheme. Enrolling in university, or agreeing to take on a teaching commitment. Publishing a book or signing up for a website or blog is another common example of this transit.

In all cases keep the stakes small. Don’t pour everything and everybody into this unless you want extremely hard work next year. And the golden rule is, do your homework. Find out what others have gone through before you. Do your research. Ask around. Consult people who are older and wiser than you are. Experienced voices now can save you an awful lot of merde in 2015-2016.

On an intensely practical note, Aries, as Saturn is looming in your Ninth House of airlines and air travel, if you are looking at that for 2015, read widely around the subject. Update yourself.


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Taurus: October 2014

Welcome to October, Taurus. If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea on Sunday 28th September with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Your Lifestyle and Your Diary

Your lifestyle, which covers your daily workload, as well as your food, drink, exercise, doctor and alternative health care – needs to be pencilled into your diary rather than inked in. Why? Because Mercury is retrograde and internet, media, publishing, phones and computers will be affected by delays, reversals, errors or technical problems and what you assumed was in motion from 14th September, onwards could be replayed, held up or scrapped from 10th October and again from 24th October through 8th November.

I would be particularly wary of the total lunar eclipse, which you will be affected by from Tuesday 7th October through Thursday 9th October, as the facts you want will not be fully revealed to you.

None of this is any more than common-sense planning. Allow for a state of flux; cover your bases; don’t pin everything on just one date, one commitment or one outcome as history and astrology tell us that when Mercury is retrograde, things revert, or are recalled. (Apple’s iPhone launch, a modest failure, is under way as I write this, in the full thrust of Mercury retrograde). I don’t think that the overall implications are serious for you, as you don’t have any outer planet transits in Libra, which rules your lifestyle, and thus whatever you are dealing with is short term. I would be wary of that eclipse, though. October 7th, 8th, 9th is not the time to make sweeping decisions about your job, your course, your volunteer role and/or your body.

Your Former, Current or Potential Partner. Your Enemies.

Choose another month to deal, if you can. And make it the second half of November, or December if you really can’t wait. The partial solar eclipse on Thursday 23rd October, which you should be cautious with from 23rd through 25th of the month, is unlikely show you anything true and real about this person, or their situation. If you can possibly delay the really major decisions until after 10th November you will avoid the rewrites, reschedules and other ‘re’ situations that Mercury Retrograde is famous for. A common example would be a separation agreement with your husband; read the fine print; allow for ongoing debate; don’t just assume it’s all in the bag. Another common example would be your decision to fight an opponent, enemy or rival; this could be a real energy suck in October, through early November, as you are going to hit so many diary alterations or other x factors along the way.

By the time Saturn departs Scorpio on Tuesday 23rd December, the constant challenges are over. This man or woman has been at the heart of the most stuck situation, for so long, that you will be astonished at how much lighter and easier life feels. But make the journey to get there, lighter and easier, by treading very carefully in October. Would I advise you to enrol on a dating website this month? Nope. The communication vortex would drive any romantic Taurean nuts. You’ll hit communication issues, flakey phone or e-mail situations, or just unreliable dates.

I would actually rate the importance ‘high’ in terms of former, current or potential partners. Or enemies. Why? Because Saturn is also opposite your sign. So don’t lumber yourself with something you could have avoided, by just plunging into discussion or signatures with him/her, or regarding him/her. And if you can fast-forward the whole enchilada until the second half of November, you will be skipping a whole lot of wasted time and crossing-out.

The Taurus Foreign Agenda

Your foreign agenda may only take in other regions of your own country, or it may literally be about travel, export, or those from other cultures and nationalities. In any case it’s time to act. Mars changes signs on Sunday 26th October, and by the time you reach the Uranus-Pluto square on December 15th, you are on track for a total change. To date you have been pretty powerless to control what is going on. This foreign or regional connection has either been locked into your relocation, export or travel plan – or you have been pursuing a book, a website, a blog, a course or some other educational incentive. Despite your best intentions you are stuck where you were months before with very little improvement.

Now, at least, wheels are turning. Yet from the final days of October they turn even faster. At this point you need to be savvy. If you know very well that you will be heading for a new arrangement (it has to happen; the way power or control has functioned in your world has been too wrong, for too long) then keep life simple. Avoid the potential for conflict. Keep the connections civilised and sane. The bottom line is, there will be a totally different (better) way to teach, study, travel, export, publish or write next year, but you must minimise the potential for hassle and not buy into power tripping others, no matter how tempted you might be to manipulate a situation. It is entirely possible that by December, you will just pull out of certain arrangements altogether. And that could be a good thing.

Money, Business, Finance, Property, Charity

Be really careful about what happens around the 5th and 8th as you are setting up the future, in terms of your cash, company, bank, money, house, flat or good cause. Think before you act. Research before you talk. In 2015 and 2016 you will be subject to delays and life lessons, only possible every 29 years in the Saturn cycle. Saturn freezes up the usual flow in your life so do keep the stakes extremely small near the 5th and 8th. You are creating tomorrow.

Things move faster from November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, and then all too soon, Saturn will be in Sagittarius from Tuesday 23rd December. One common example of what could go wrong, is your determination to push for money from an arrangement that you should actually be dropping, or at least ceasing to pursue. You could end up in the most ridiculous energy or time suck over the next year or two, unless you ask people who are older or wiser than yourself, for advice. Another example might be lumbering yourself with a loan, credit card or mortgage on impulse, in early October, only to find things escalate in November-December and then you are stuck for another 24 months.

You cannot avoid ‘issues’ as they say, but you can keep the amounts of money small, or the nature of what is at stake, very minimal. I do realise that with Jupiter in the Fourth House you are in a good place, in terms of buying, selling or leasing property. You are certainly in a good place with a family member, or someone in the household. Thus, you may want to capitalise on that in October, yet you must be a realist about the next two years. What expenses might you be up for? Where is your income going to stem from? How secure is it? These are all timely questions.


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Gemini: October 2014

Welcome to October, Gemini If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea on Sunday 28th September with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Babies, Children, Young Adults and You

Your relationship with the world of babies, children and young adults will be affected by your ruler Mercury appearing to move backwards in October; what may have seemed like a done deal from 14th September will reveal itself as a work in progress instead. Hitches, reversed opinions, new information, missing communication and more, could affect the narrative. This applies to parents, godparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. It applies to those of you who are in love with (or hope to be together with) partners who come with children, godchildren or young relatives. Finally it is very much about Gemini people who have professional or part-time involvements with youth.

From 10th October when Mercury backtracks over his original positions from 14th September and particularly from 24th October through 8th November, you could be affected by changes or delays so do keep your diary flexible and open. Treat this as a first draft not a final story in your world. I would imagine that school arrangements (for example) are one area where x factors may occur. Other issues, like the correct names on a child’s Christening paperwork – or just the love-life arrangements you are making with a single parent – are other common examples in this cycle.

Don’t make dramatic decisions about the world of the next generation (born 20 years or more after you) or the relationships which bring it closer to you – near Tuesday 7th October through Thursday 9th October, when a Full Blood Moon obscures the facts. You’re just not seeing clearly then. It’s a low visibility time for all issues surrounding youth-related projects; your son or daughter; lovers who  could bring stepchildren into your world; IVF and so on.

Your Daily Working Life and Your Body

Your ruler Mercury is retrograding or muddying the waters, when it comes to hard information about your daily working life, and also the relationship you have with your body. We also have a partial solar eclipse on Thursday 23rd October, which you should be cautious with from 23rd through 25th – and in fact, it may not be until after 10th November that you know where you stand. Everyone in the zodiac has this flakey Mercury cycle to deal with. And it is made flakier by the fact that so much misinformation exists on astrology websites and in horoscope columns; stargazers tend to ignore the shadow period, before and after the days that Mercury actually goes retrograde then direct – history shows that this is a mistake!

So tune into the shadows before and after, and think of this story in your life as extending from September (when things were set up, only to be held up or changed later – as you will see in October) and also extend your thinking to 10th November, as it may not be until then that you can finally say you have all the details and that arrangements are fixed. Classic examples of this are work, university or non-profit roles and associated negotiations and paperwork. This may be affected by anything from strike action, to computer problems, to unreliable information sources.

Your body is another matter, though in astrology, your physical health and wellbeing is directly affected by your feelings about work; the body will often manifest what the soul requires, and it may help you to be highly conscious of what you are creating physically, that serves some other purpose for the rest of you! Work is often the likely culprit (mixed feelings about work, for example, can sometimes result in physical conditions that require time off). However any aspect of your daily workload (walking the dog, doing the washing-up, going to the gym) may also be a prime suspect.

You will no doubt be dealing with doctors, diet questions, drink questions, exercise/fitness options or alternative health experts in October.Do suspend final judgement yet trust the (wonky) process. Once November is here, things will feel more certain and firm. And then Saturn departs Scorpio on Tuesday 23rd December, and the toughest cycle for your working life and your body in 29 years will also depart. In the meantime, factor in delays, changes and even errors in your overall journey.

Your Money, Property, Possessions or Business Interests

Once Mars changes signs on Sunday 26th October, you are in a new cycle which peaks in major decisions near December 4th and again, near December 15th. This is quite clearly about who (or what) controls your house, flat, money, possessions or business interests. You have been in limbo about this for months as Pluto has been stuck in Capricorn, not moving forward as he should. Instead of taking the reins and really driving your finances or material concerns, you have been stuck in limbo, with no real action or result. Pluto’s direct motion in September has changed all that, and by the time you reach the final week of October, it’s game on.

The only issue is keeping it relatively harmonious and workable with others – either individuals or large organisations like banks. Mars is notorious for lowering tolerance and patience, and turning up the emotional heat. This will help nobody, so even if you are pushed or pressured in the closing days of October, ignore it, and choose your own pace, timing and approach. In any case, the end of this year is very much about creating a new set-up in 2015. There may be an actual reshuffle affecting what happens for you with the money, property, business or possessions. Alternatively everyone will stay in their places, but it is a deep psychological shift in control which alters your course. The aim is to become empowered. To run your own life. And you will get there.

Former, Current and Potential Partners

Made you look, Gemini! I do realise it’s been a very long time since your horoscope was about husbands, wives, former partners and potential lovers for the future. What happens around the 5th and 8th accelerates things, as Mars forms trines (flowing patterns) in your horoscope which can classically make things happen very quickly indeed. The Seventh House of your horoscope is ruled by Sagittarius, and it is this sign which will dominate your life in 2015 and 2016. It is not just about October. Slow down and cool down near the 5th and 8th as you must be utterly practical about what the next two years will bring. No snap judgements with this person (or about them) please. You two are co-creating a very particular kind of future and as there will be no easy options or shortcuts next year in particular, you must be utterly conscious of what you are doing – sexually, emotionally, psychologically.

Classic examples of this would be entering into a new relationship with someone who has baggage. Or choosing to separate but not really thinking it through. Things will roll even more quickly from November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, and then all too soon, Saturn will be in Sagittarius (from Tuesday 23rd December, and he will remain there throughout 2015 and 2016, bringing the usual obstacle course! You cannot avoid the obstacles. But you can choose what kind of obstacles they will be. You can select their size and shape. And conscious decision-making from now through Christmas is the key.

The Seventh House also rules enemies, rivals and opponents. If someone who is obviously against you is an issue near the 5th and 8th, take it as read, that the next year or two could be very hard work indeed, unless you are highly strategic with this person. By that, I mean you need to do your research and your homework. A common example of what-not-to-do might involve rushing into a legal battle with someone you quite rightly detest; ending up with tremendous costs, financially and emotionally, one or two years later. You get the drift. Ideally, of course, I would suggest that you avoid any pitted battle at all. Nobody really wants that, with Saturn hanging around in your opposite sign for the next two  years. If you are combining all these transits together and pursuing someone who is married or in a relationship (thus making an enemy of the third corner of the triangle) you must be utterly practical and realistic about what and whom you are inviting into your life, Gemini.


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Cancer: October 2014

Welcome to October, Cancer. If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea on Sunday 28th September with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Your House, Flat, Home Town, Household, Family and Homeland

You have been involved in discussion, paperwork or a digital e-mail chain about the house, flat, home town, household, family and/or homeland since 14th September, yet it will slide backwards and forwards from 10th October when Mercury backtracks and from 24th October through 8th November, the saga may change again. Keep the stakes small, Cancer. Try not to make this the time you buy or sell a property, or command total renovations of the house, or restructure the family, or fire/hire new flatmates.

You are ruled by the Moon. Thus you must be particularly wary of the total lunar eclipse, which you will be affected by from Tuesday 7th October through Thursday 9th October, when your vision will be obscured. This, on top of the Mercury cycle, suggests October is a hugely flakey month. It’s not a big deal in the overall narrative of your life, because very little else occupies this zone of your horoscope, but if you want to save time and money, treat the period from now through 8th November as a process, not a final story. Treat it as a process full of flux, and pronounce that word very carefully. Read the fine print. Have alternatives. Get things in writing. Be a realist about all the outcomes. Property prices may slide all over the place. Auction results may be odd. Builders may tell you untruths. Your mother may have e-mail or phone problems. A flatmate who commits to moving in, may go off the radar. These are all common examples of this cycle. Extending this to your home town and homeland, your local council may make a big announcement and then scrap it weeks later. Your citizenship test may get lost in the post. Yup. It’s Mercury Retrograde.

Your Relationship With Millennials, Gen Y or New Babies

You are ruled by the Moon as you know, so the partial solar eclipse on Thursday 23rd October, which you should be cautious with from 23rd through 25th of the month, is a really unsuitable time to draw big conclusions about your relationship with the next generation. They may be Millennials, Gen Y or brand new babies waiting to be born, but withhold judgement. Right up until 10th November you will have rewrites of the situation for you as a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or godparent. If you are in a relationship which may end in pregnancy, step-parenthood, adoption or the acquisition of young in-laws, this also applies; don’t accept what you are told or read first up, as it is very likely to be delayed or altered. Some Cancerian people are involved in career or voluntary schemes with younger people. Again, you will hit delays and changes now.

By the time Saturn departs Scorpio on Tuesday 23rd December, the constant challenges are over. This applies to those of you who are wrestling with a bad marriage and issues about your son or daughter (a common outcome of this transit). It also applies to those of you who are confronted by working with the next generation, or working for them; from Christmas the obstacles have gone. Then there are Cancerians who have child custody problems to figure out; again, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The tunnel itself is crazy, but you’ll get there if you are patient and have Plan B. Read the fine print too.

Your Former, Current or Potential Partner

You now have the control back over the situation with your former, current or potential partner. Life feels normal again, after many weeks when you simply could not put changes into effect. Following this, the tempo of change increases from Sunday 26th October, with more to come at the Uranus-Pluto square on December 15th. It is important to remember that he or she who matters so much, is your teacher in disguise. And the lesson is about empowerment; driving your own truck; running your own life; refusing to accept that he, she, they or some kind of nameless ‘it’ is in control of you, when it comes to love, sex and intimacy. The only issue is that you cannot afford to have a lack of patience or tolerance in the mix, as you must both agree to a new arrangement or deal – psychologically or in practical terms – by January. Thus, skip the arguments or aggressive sub-text as Mars will be opposite you, and he is the Roman god of war. Just get a strategy. Mars likes a strategy. Play this like a chess game, Cancer.

If you have an enemy, rival or opponent it could easily become war between you in the closing days of October, but you don’t have to go there. Basically, you two must figure out a new way to share, or compromise, and the less hassle there is now, the easier it will be to figure out the basics in December or January.

It is possible that you will be tempted to rush into a new relationship at the end of October. If so, there may be an element of competition with another woman or man. Or do you you feel you are competing against the clock or calendar? Do put more thought, feeling and emotional exploration into this new coupling, as you are dealing with major questions about the balance of power with this person, or perhaps a third party, that must be taken into account before you plunge in. With Saturn in Scorpio and Mercury Retrograde there, I would also be very wary about unplanned pregnancy and unwanted babies. This is a common-sense reminder that applies to this transit.

Your Lifestyle

For some weeks now, you have been aware of utterly new issues on the agenda. One of them is your daily working life. The other one is your body. The reason for this is the gradual influx of planets into Sagittarius, which rules your work ethic, your service and duty to others – and your health, wellbeing, food, drink, exercise, medicine and healing processes.

Mars is at large. What happens around the 5th and 8th accelerates things, but you must slow down at that point – as this is a story which extends from now through 2015 and 2016. It is not just about October. You need to be utterly practical about the next two years, Cancer.

After November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, and after Saturn will be in Sagittarius from Tuesday 23rd December, it’s game on. This is a new era. It will not be easy. It will not be smooth. So please do all the research you can before you go plunging into decisions about your body or your job (or other role in life). You are far more likely to give in to impulse near the 5th and 8th when Mars trines other planets. And why not? It seems natural and timely. The reason why not, is simple. Saturn has not yet arrived, but he will, and when he does, he will slow down areas of life which should flow naturally, and bring a loaded, weighty atmosphere that was not there before. For this reason please keep the stakes low with what you invite in your life (or whom you invite) and above all else, ask around. Compare notes. Do your homework. What are you setting up here? A common example might be pursuing a new job or project, or ditching one, in early October. Or committing to a particular way of eating or exercising which becomes a burden to you later on.


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Leo: October 2014

Welcome to October, Leo. If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea on Sunday 28th September with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Internet, Media, Publishing, Phones, Travel, Commuting and Computers

Your internet, media, publishing, phones and computers will be affected by delays, reversals, errors or technical problems in October, as Mercury the Messenger of the Gods (the planet in charge of information and communication) will influence what you assumed was in motion from 14th September, onwards. Mercury is in the Third House of your chart which rules travel and transport as well (cars, trains, planes) so make sure you have insurance and some common-sense back-up plans to cover yourself for strike action, internet problems, flakey phones, unreliable people, computer error, bad weather and so on.

I would expect the issues to turn up from 10th October when Mercury backtracks through the same place he inhabited from 14th September and you will realise what was ‘in the bag’ was not in the bag at all. There is a second odd period from 24th October through 8th November, when again you will see replays, reversals or delays. The sky is not going to fall on your head Leo, but do cover yourself so that you are not stranded or paying out a lot of money to compensate for what is to come. Smart Leos will use October as a dress rehearsal period for projects which rely on their way with words, images and ideas. They will deliberately push plans around on the table, yet not expect anything to really come together until after 8th November when normal transmission is resumed.

I would be particularly wary of the total lunar eclipse, which you will be affected by from Tuesday 7th October through Thursday 9th October, when a Full Blood Moon will blot out what you need to see or know – specifically about your digital life, or perhaps in terms of the media, publishing, your computer or phone. You are ruled by the Sun so you are more affected than the other signs, okay?

Your House, Flat, Family, Household, Home Town, Homeland

Okay, Leo, this is a bigger deal than you might expect, as not only is Mercury retrograding in this zone of your chart, but we also have a partial solar eclipse on Thursday 23rd October, which you should be cautious with from 23rd through 25th of the month. If you can possibly delay the really major decisions about your place (or your people) until after 10th November so that you are not constantly making plans then changing them, or watching them stall. I am especially concerned that you also have Saturn in this zone of your chart, which rules your mortgage, lease, flatmates, renovations, property purchase/sale, family members, council, and so on – right down to issues about emigration or citizenship status. Saturn tends to slow down and obstruct, and here you are, dealing with a lack of full insight (the eclipse) along with the usual communication and information issues that Mercury Retrograde brings.

For this reason I would suspend final judgement as the situation is far too early to call; you may not have all the details you need to make wise decisions until you are well into November. From that point forward, though, it feels as if you are racing towards closure on an issue concerning your house, flat, home town, homeland, close relative or flatmate. In fact, by the time Saturn departs Scorpio on Tuesday 23rd December, the constant challenges are over. Home will feel like home again. The family or household members will no longer demand so much stoicism.

The Leo Lifestyle

The Leo lifestyle, incorporating your daily workload and your health and wellbeing, is completely overdue for change. Shortly after Mars changes signs on Sunday 26th October, you will be on track for a total rethink of your working life, and also the way you manage the 24 hours in each day, as there are eight hours to sleep, eight hours to work, and eight hours to enjoy yourself. On top of that, your body is not disconnected from your mind or spirit, and the final week of October will remind you of that. In many ways, you are proceeding towards a new set-up for 2015, with lifestyle questions demanding your total energy and interest, right through December 4th. By the time you reach the Uranus-Pluto square on December 15th, it will become very evident that next year is a totally different ball game. The person, people or situation which has taken your power away for such a long time, will no longer be in play. Despite the intensity, your new lifestyle is waiting, and that incorporates your work ethic, sense of duty and service to others – and your own body too.

The Next Generation

Suddenly, the next generation (and relationships which usher it into your life) matters a great deal more. What happens around the 5th and 8th accelerates things with, or for, your children, godchildren, grandchildren, nieces, young in-laws or nephews. These dates are also important if you are pursuing pregnancy, adoption, or step-parenting. Many Leo people also have professional or part-time commitments to babies, children or young adults which far exceed their personal lives. If so, around the 5th and 8th the lights will be green.

This is a story which extends from now through 2015 and 2016. It is not just about October. As Mars is in your Fifth House, which rules the next generation – to whom you leave the legacy of your personality – you need to slow down and cool down. It would be awfully easy to put action before thought near the 5th and 8th but you must be a total realist about what the next two years will bring. An example of this might be rushing into pregnancy, or sailing into a battle over child custody.

Things will roll even more quickly from November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, and then all too soon, Saturn will be in Sagittarius (which rules the next generation in your life) from Tuesday 23rd December, and he will remain there throughout 2015 and 2016, bringing the usual tough life lessons, waiting games and obstacles. This is why I am so concerned about what you are setting up in your life in October, when it is so easy to just sail into instant responses, reactions and decisions. Do some homework. Further your research. What have others met before you, in terms of the choices you now feel you want to make? What are the pros and cons? A good example of this might be the pursuit of adoption. Of course the reality of having children is that they hit their terrible twos – or their awkward adolescence – and there is not a lot you can do to avoid that. Yet you can manage things, using astrology, so that you do not set up future problems in October 2014, that by 2015 you are regretting. This is what astrology is about. It is you, being proactive.


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Virgo: October 2014

Welcome to October, Virgo. If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea  on Sunday 28th September with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Your Money, Business, House, Apartment, Charity and Possessions

Your ruling planet, Mercury the Messenger of the Gods will alter the message and hold it up (perhaps more than once) in terms of what you figured was ‘final’ or even ‘pendng’ from 14th September, onwards. This is basically about your cash, company, home, property investment, good cause or precious items. And it’s also about timing. Read the fine print and have some common-sense back-up plans to cover yourself for x factors. Get everything in writing if you can and be utterly aware of the potential for a holding pattern; a reversed decision; a change of mind; a patch of chaos. In the long run I predict tremendous freedom and independence for you, which you cannot purchase – you will be liberated from whatever or whomever traps you in terms of money, materialism, property and so on. For now, though, do be very cautious.

From 10th October when Mercury backtracks in Libra, and again from 24th October through 8th November, when he shilly-shallies around your horoscope again, you are going to see why weeks before, something was just a dress rehearsal. From 8th November life is normal again.

Avoid big decisions near the total lunar eclipse, which you will be affected by from Tuesday 7th October through Thursday 9th October, when you just can’t see what you need to see. In a perfect world you would fast-forward all the big banking, property, purchase or sale stuff until well into November – if only to avoid the usual bollocks (a fine British word) which Mercury Retrograde brings. You can double that message if another Virgo, or a Pisces, is involved.

Your Internet, Media or Publishing Life

Mercury your ruler is retrograding in the communication and information zone of your chart, but we also have a partial solar eclipse on Thursday 23rd October, which will affect you from the 23rd through 25th of the month. Can any of this wait until after 10th November? I’m talking about your internet life, media or publishing commitments, your computer, your telephone and so on – also your fax machine, your spoken or singing engagements – and all Virgo Communication H.Q. I would basically prefer you waited so that you are not in a stop-start situation. You also have Saturn having around affecting the ease with which you are heard or read. Saturn tends to bring obstacles and obstruct the normal, healthy, natural flow of events! Not what you want.

By the the time Saturn departs Scorpio on Tuesday 23rd December, you will be well and truly over this cycle. And it will be business as usual for you, online and in the real world. Just remember the delays and changes to come. Read the fine print if purchasing computers or phones or fax machines. Be aware that the post can go missing or be held up; customs can sit on objects; your e-mail spam tray can hide important messages; all the usual Mercury Retrograde shenanigans! If signing a contract concerned with communication, be aware of what is pending.

The Third House of your chart also rules commuting and short-haul journeys so you would be reckless indeed, from an astrologer’s point of view, to go out uninsured or without Plan B. Be super-aware of the realities of the internet; hacking, viruses, bung computers and so on. I would be extremely cautious with members of the media who turn up now – are they a reliable source for you?

The Next Generation

Game on. Change is now possible. I am talking about your children, godchildren, nephews, nieces, grandchildren or stepchildren here. Also professional or part-time projects involving the next generation. Beyond that you may have a relationship where his/her much younger in-laws or godchildren could become part of your life.

Mars changes signs on Sunday 26th October, and the tempo will pick up, then there is a major crossroads choice near December 15th, leading you to a different set-up for next year. I have no doubt at all that pre-September 2014 you were all over the place, in terms of your ability to really be on top of issues about the next generation. Where you needed to be in control, you only had patchy, occasional mastery of the situation. Where you needed to feel in charge of your own life, you were probably in a state of flux. One of the functions of this, of course, is to have shown you so clearly how utterly invaluable it is to have a firm, leading role with younger people – or to take a leading role in issues connected to your influence on the next generation – probably through a relationship or marriage. You’ve seen what life is like when you are not in that rock-solid leading, mentoring, guiding role (Queen or King of the situation) and I am sure you want to make sure you are now steering your destiny.

Just make it easy by refusing to let a lack of tolerance, time or patience in the door, from the 26th. Mars is notorious for raising the heat in the room and for setting up potential conflict. None of this will help you, he, she or they to reorganise the situation for January – you need communication and co-operation, not drawn swords. So just use your horoscope to be aware and shape your life.

If you don’t want to get pregnant then be aware that Mars is moving into your Fifth House, which rules childbirth and fertility, and this planet – which is all about speed, heat and haste – is alongside Pluto, the planet which transforms your life.

House, Flat, Family, Household, Home Town, Homeland

Take your time around October 5th and 8th because you need to be on high alert for what you are creating next year, and the year after that. I could give you so many examples of this Virgo. A dramatic decision about a flatmate or close relative is one example. A major choice to buy or sell property,  or renovate, is another. It is so easy to move swiftly into action as October begins, yet you will be living with the consequences for 1-2 years, Virgo. Do some homework.

It would be a snap to put action before thought near the 5th and 8th but as life zooms forward from November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, and then freezes up, from Tuesday 23rd December, you would be reckless indeed to think short-term about any of this. Saturn will slow things down for you with your house, flat, family, household, home town and/or homeland next year, and there will be get-real learning experiences.

A common example of this might be racing into letting your flat to tenants you know nothing about, trusting your property agents. Please go online, especially if you are in Britain, and see what landlord forums have to say! Another example might be your quest to save a local building or deal with council or local government – you must realise what you could be up for. Finally, there are your parents or other close relatives to factor in; who and what are you taking on here? What are the well-known realities of life that others have experienced before you? Family forums online may be an eye-opener. Keep the stakes low Virgo. Of course you have to proceed with something, in terms of your people or your place – your chart commands it – but make sure that the ‘something’ is not going to be a problem for you in the next year or two. I would extend this to issues about your citizenship and homeland, if you are the emigrating type.


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Libra: October 2014

Welcome to October, Libra. If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Your Name, Reputation, Personal Appearance, Profile and Persona

So much of you (as in You, You, You) exists on the  internet, in the media, and woven into technology in general, from the television to the digital photograph processing shop – that you will be affected by delays, reversals, errors or technical problems in October, as Mercury the Messenger in chaotic mode, will influence what you assumed was in motion from 14th September, onwards. Life will not be entirely back to normal until 8th November, so please do factor in replays, reversals or delays. This is no big deal. You don’t have outer planet transits in Libra, affecting your image. It is, however, a question of time, energy and money when things change, or are delayed. I could give you the common example of going to have your teeth fixed, or organising a new website, or pursuing a business card. Beyond that you may have something really big for yourself lined up. Be a realist, especially about technical failure or other S.N.A.F.U. situations. Check they spelled your name right on the posters. That kind of thing!

I would be particularly wary of the total lunar eclipse, which you will be affected by from Tuesday 7th October through Thursday 9th October, when you must utterly refuse to put yourself out there or make big decisions about your Me agenda. An eclipse conceals, it does not reveal. And what it conceals can affect you for months, Libra.

Your Money, Business, House, Apartment, Charity or Possessions

Another eclipse, near Thursday 23rd October, is best avoided (allow a day or two each side) if you want clarity about everything you own, earn or owe. I would not normally be so concerned about this eclipse, but because you also have Saturn (obstacles, delays) in the same horoscope zone, you may want to choose another part of the month, and indeed, the year, to make serious judgement calls or sweeping decisions. An eclipse does not show you enough. In fact it shows you very little at all. And with Mercury Retrograde as well, in the same area of your chart, there is a real issue with the communication and information flow, Libra. This applies to anything from an eBay purchase to a major property decision, or a share market call. October is flakey, in astrological terms. No doubt about it.

If you can possibly delay the really major decisions until after 10th November you will at least know where you stand. The paperwork should be scrutinised until then. The verbal promises arranged in writing. The diary kept flexible. The Plan B firmly in place.

Saturn departs Scorpio on Tuesday 23rd December, and you can wave goodbye to a really tough two-year period when nothing worked as it should (remember when it was all so effortless and natural?) and even the richest Libran had a heavy emotional or psychological burden to carry, as a result of her or his wealth. For so many of you, though, since late 2012 you have been dealing with financial shortfall, expensive situations, and an insane world economy that has, in its own way, been having a Saturn transit! Christmas is a relief and a release. You can make the process so much simpler, though, by remembering that October through early November is about changes, delays and even reversals in your affairs, and factoring that into your plans.

Your House, Flat, Family, Household, Home Town and Homeland

Your people or your place?  Either are major issues from Sunday 26th October, when you are in an entirely new position. Control has been a long time coming. In fact you have spent a large part of this year not being in full control at all. It is easy to point the finger at him, her, them or some nebulous ‘it’ in your world, but the reality is, if you had iron willpower, you would have been running the house, flat, family, household, home town or homeland issues far more powerfully to date!

Of course willpower is hard when Pluto is moving backwards, or getting stuck. But I think the final week of October will put a rocket up you, all the way to the Uranus-Pluto square on December 15th, when you realise how very different 2015 is going to be. In many ways you are about to fake being a Cancerian. And a very good Cancerian too! That means you cherish your home, and weight up your renovations and real estate, and bond with your village or neighbourhood, and powerfully identify with your country and countrymen and countrywomen. That means you rate your close relatives above everyone else, no matter what, and believe that blood is thicker than water. Go on, be a fake Cancerian. That ways lies power. And you have no idea just how powerful you could become, next year.

The big change comes in December or January, but the pathway to that change is just as important. You simply must avoid any suggestion of conflict or argey-bargey, as it will only get in the way of the new arrangement to come. A common example of this would be alienating a close relative on the way to a new arrangement with the family. Or arguing with a builder, so that the deal you make on the new kitchen becomes a pain. You get the picture. All the players in this scenario are going to have to compromise with each other in December or January in order for this new era to actually work; so despite the possibility of pressure or provocation after 26th October don’t give in. You slow down and cool down. Create space for others to cool down and slow down too.

Internet, Media, Publishing, Multimedia, Communication

Mars is the planet we associate with speed and heat, and it would be so easy for you to rush into decisions about your internet life, media, publishing, multimedia, phone, computer, singing, public speaking and communication in general near the 5th and 8th that I should hold up a red flag. Basically you would be plunging into a domino effect or chain of choices, which would end up being a burden next year, and even as late as 2016, unless you are totally savvy about what is involved. The reason I say this is that Mars is preceding Saturn into your Third House of word power and communication. We associate this with Mercury and Gemini in the natural zodiac, which are in turn associated with short haul journeys, couriers, the post, the internet, commuting and so on. The astrologer Sue Tompkins describes this as ‘connecting people, places and ideas’ and although I am sure early October is dynamite in terms of the impetus to do this – be really careful.

A common example would be the impulse purchase of a car which is a pain for you, for the next two years. Or a computer, or a website provider, which you are lumbered with next year. On a more serious note, a contract which binds you to a particular outlet for your voice, across all mediums and media, may involve more than you expected, way back in early October. Learning a language, or being forced to learn a language, is another example. This is a story which extends from now through 2015 and 2016. From November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, and then all too soon, from Tuesday 23rd December, the new reality is here. And it owes a lot to what you did, or did not, accomplish in the first ten days of October.

Be a realist about the internet. It can be hard work. Be a total realist about the media and publishing industries and the state they are in today, seriously challenged by independent web media and publishing. Jump straight on any issues about hearing, reading or writing – no matter if they are felt in the physical body, or if the concern is about the way your senses function. I don’t mind a little bit of healthy paranoia before a Saturn cycle. It means you keep the stakes really low and sort out things before they become an issue for you. Let’s face it, communication (one way or another, online or offline) is bound to test you, at great length, in 2015 and 2016. Yet it’s all about the stakes. Try not to make this a large-scale thing in your life. Keep it as small as you can.


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Scorpio: October 2014

Welcome to October, Scorpio. If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea on Sunday 28th September with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Your Dark Secrets, Your Invisible Role

Nothing was in the bag from 14th September, onwards. Whatever you are covering up, or doing behind the scenes, or being sneaky about, or doing without credit is affected! You will see why from 10th October when Mercury backtracks through the same place he inhabited from 14th September and from 24th October through 8th November, when you realise everything was a dress rehearsal or first draft. Be very hip to issues with phones, the internet and computers throughout. Also other Mercury-ruled areas like the media, paperwork and so on (you can read more about Mercury in my blog, on this website – I have written extensively about the Mercury Retrograde period over the years).

Don’t make decisions in the eclipse period from Tuesday 7th October through Thursday 9th October, when nothing is clear. Basically, when it comes to your dark secrets or your invisible role, you are up for several weeks of flux – a lot of static, change and delay – and nothing is really controllable or fully known until you get past November 8th and into normal life again. Bear this in mind, no matter what you are up to (and you may even keep this from your partner or best friend). There are some Scorpio people who have been making things happen while others take the credit, glory or recognition – for whatever reason – and again, I would caution you to watch these dates and understand that nothing will be simple. You may want to defer big decisions until November.

Your Reputation, Name, Image, Internet Profile, Personal Appearance.

First up, its eclipse time, so don’t make a big judgement call on any of this from October 23rd through 25th and if you can basically shelve October and wait until after 10th November for the Me agenda, so much the better. Why? Because Mercury is retrograde in Scorpio. Saturn is there too. And now we have the standard obliteration of information that comes with an eclipse!  For this reason I would suspend final judgement as the situation is far too early to call; you may not have all the details you need , no matter how much you want closure.

Why do you want closure? Because you are no doubt completely over the toughest cycle in 29 years for the ‘me’ issues relating to your title, role, face, shape, reputation and so on. The internet can be a really hard thing to manage, non? Yet, by the time Saturn departs Scorpio on Tuesday 23rd December, the obstacle course has finished. You can be yourself without any automatic recourse to comforting self-talk, or a large gin and tonic. This has been a really hard road for so many Scorpio people because many of you were born with Uranus, Neptune or Pluto in Scorpio as well, very close to your natal Sun, so a whole chunk of your personality has been affected by an atmosphere as cold and unforgiving as any you’ve ever seen.

There is an end point for every Scorpio and it comes near Christmas Eve. Until then please navigate very carefully in October, through to November 10th, because what is done may come undone. What is in motion may reverse. I am particularly concerned here with your name online and in print – or on badges or posters come to that. There is also the issue of your personal appearance – so this is about cosmetic surgery, or weight loss too. lt is about your Wikipedia entry. It is about your Twitter profile. And on we go – the issues about ‘me’ are pretty endless. What matters most now is that you accommodate possible delays and changes and understand that although there is light at the end of the tunnel, this tunnel has odd traffic for a while.

Media, Internet, Publishing, Computers, Phones, Communication

A sudden acceleration of all the issues above in your life will speed things up from Sunday 26th October, and by the time you reach the Uranus-Pluto square on December 15th (and Pluto is your ruler) you can expect a totally new era when it comes to communication – no matter which medium or media you choose to use for your ‘voice’ and opinions.

You have made one good resolution after another in recent months and tried very hard to be in control of how you are heard and read. Nothing has improved. In fact you have been pushing uphill all the way as Pluto, your ruler, has been against you. Now he is very much for you – or at least, he is for a deep change. There will be a turnaround in the balance of power, online or offline, in December, with the final details in place by January. This will restore your communication with the world to old levels of manageability and effectiveness. I don’t know if the issue for you has been a corrupt media baron; a difficulty with language; an inability to understand social media; a problem with public speaking – it goes on. I do know, however, that your horoscope says the tempo will suddenly rise from the 26th of October and from then until January you are on track for change. Just make sure that anger or irritability is not part of the equation with others as it will delay you.

Money, Property, Business, Charity, Possessions

Resist impulse decisions about everything you own, earn or owe near the 5th and 8th and you will save yourself time and money next year, and even as far as 2016. Be watchful. What turns up around these dates could send you on a roll – but it is the kind of roll that leaves you wishing you had taken more time to think, ask questions, research and so on. Next year will reveal why, Scorpio. In fact you will know from November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, and then all too soon, Saturn will be in Sagittarius from Tuesday 23rd December, and he will remain there throughout 2015 and 2016, so be a realist. Be a pessimist, even. It is better to think of every scenario and cover yourself, rather than be caught out because you went head-first into some rushed choice about your cash, house, apartment, company, good cause or precious items. Next year will be demanding. Make no mistake. So ensure it is not about the big stuff – it is about the small stuff – and keep the stakes low. Watch any paperwork that turns up near the 5th and 8th like a hawk, as Mars is in charge of your finance chart then and there would be unsuitable pressure or a spiky atmosphere to push you forward. Well, don’t be pushed nor provoked. You have time. You can strategise. And you must factor in all likely outcomes for the next year or two.


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Sagittarius: October 2014

Welcome to October, Sagittarius. If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea on Sunday 28th September with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Friends and Groups

Mercury the Messenger of the Gods (the planet in charge of information and communication) will influence what you assumed was in motion from 14th September, with your friends and groups. Likely culprits slowing down or changing the information flow – and plans – include internet problems, flakey phones, unreliable people, computer error, bad weather, non-performing public transport, and Chinese whispers.

From 10th October when Mercury backtracks and again, from 24th October through 8th November, you will realise just how unreliable one information source was. People may also drop out of plans, or the dates may alter. Groups, in the natural zodiac, ruled by Uranus and Aquarius, spells political parties, rock bands, environmental groups, charities, book clubs, yoga networks and so on. You get the picture. Have Plan B and make allowances.

I would be particularly keen to avoid the period around the total lunar eclipse, which you will be affected by from Tuesday 7th October through Thursday 9th October. I don’t know if you saw me on Channel Four in England during the 1999 eclipse (I was on after Queen guitarist Brian May, and a small owl) but we were plunged into total darkness. This eclipse is not quite as dramatic, but it will blot out the picture in certain parts of the sky around the world – and you don’t need blot. You need clarity.

Your Dark Secrets or Invisible Role

Lord only knows what yo have been up to, or what you are still up to, as I doubt even your lover or best friend knows. Classified information? Confidential plans? An uncredited role? A back room function? A modest, invisible part? Dark secrets? Dodgy stuff? Mercury is retrograding in this zone of your chart, and we also have a partial solar eclipse on Thursday 23rd October, which you should be cautious with from 23rd through 25th of the month – remember before what I said about Brian May and small owls. If you can possibly delay the really major decisions until after 10th November you will avoid flakey situations triggering O.M.G. Saturn in this zone of your chart, which rules what you cover up or hide, right now. Just be aware of the flux to come.

The situation is far too early to call; you may not have all the details you need until you are well into November. From that point forward, though, it feels as if you are almost out of the woods. In fact, by Christmas, you definitely are. It must have been terribly hard carrying something so tightly to your chest, and not sharing the burden, yet the dark days are already far behind you, Sagittarius. Just get past this information and communication vortex and by Christmas you really will be merry.

Your Money, House, Business, Charity, Flat, Possessions

Major questions demanding your total energy and interest, right through December 4th, with a crossroads decision near the Uranus-Pluto square on December 15th, make the end of October so crucial. Why? Because at the end of October, something or someone will turn up the heat. You need to counter this with your own time frame. Do not be rushed or pushed. Everything you own, earn or owe will be in sharp focus then, as Mars dominates your solar chart. However, you should be fully aware of the real time-frame, which extends to January 2015, when the new arrangement with (or about) the cash, property, company, good cause or precious possessions can take hold. To date you have not been at all in control of this. You have found it hard to get the willpower, or you have been blocked by circumstances which are literally beyond your control. This situation is shifting even as you read this. From late October it accelerates. By January there will be a total alteration in the balance of power between you, he, she, them or ‘it’ and beyond that, the global economy will also be released from the frozen effects of Saturn in Scorpio, at Christmas, so the world will be on the same page as you too.

Your Image, Appearance, Reputation, Profile

Take your time when you deal with ‘me’ issues at the Mars alignments near October 5th and 8th as it is unwise to put action before thought and particularly as near November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, your own sign, things may start to get locked in. By ‘things’ I mean the moves you are making in terms of public relations, cosmetic surgery, weight loss, dental treatment, projects where your name is upfront and so on.

Saturn will be in Sagittarius from Tuesday 23rd December, and he will remain there throughout 2015 and 2016, bringing the usual tough life lessons, waiting games and obstacles, sometimes because he is actually conjunct your natal Sun. Plan ahead in early October. Do some homework. Further your research. You can manage things, using astrology, so that you do not set up future problems in October 2014, that by 2015 you are beginning to feel sorry you created. It just takes awareness. Even hyper-awareness about your Me agenda is better than just bumbling around, creating 2015 and 2016 for yourself without realising it. Try to keep the stakes very low. If you are in a public role and some person or organisation has big plans for you, around early October, then question, question, question. Find out what happened to others who took that path before you.


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Capricorn: October 2014

Welcome to October, Capricorn. If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea on Sunday 28th September with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Your Mission, Position and Ambition

Well, Capricorn, you seem to have been caught up in crucial news, discussion or paperwork relating to your career, studies or volunteer role from 14th September. And you might have assumed that things would be settled in a week or two. You could not be more wrong, however, as the story is going to change, and even reverse, throughout October.  Please bear this in mind when you are talking, accepting some facts as gospel, signing, or accepting signatures. October is going to put you in a state of flux, and you would be far wiser to encourage an open-ended situation where the conversation can go backwards and forwards for a while. From 10th October, Mercury moves back into this zone of your chart, where he first made his move from 14th September, so you can expect a replay, a reversal, a deadlock or a waiting game from that point.

It will not be until 8th November that you actually know where you stand once and for all, so for heaven’s sake read the fine print to see what would happen if a change or delay affected a contract, new position, redundancy and so on. And on no account take ‘news’ about your field, industry or business as the final word on anything, as it is far more likely to be a changing narrative. As you are famously ambitious, and are either a very successful social mountaineer – or an accomplished careerist or student – this stuff really matters to you. Consequently, I would encourage you not to waste time and energy on investing too much faith in ‘certainties’ when according to your horoscope, this is a process in motion, not an end result. Avoid the period around the eclipse on Wednesday 8th for dramatic decisions or assumptions. You just won’t be seeing the full picture. It will be obscured, and that is no time for you to make up your mind on anything.

Friends and Groups

Capricorn, you have been lumbered with the most demanding cycle for 29 years, in terms of your old friends, new friends, social life, social media and group commitments. It began in late 2012, got worse in 2013, and has lingered in 2014. You will be pleased to hear the cycle ends at Christmas, when you will be amazed at how much lighter and easier your social life, or society, charity, team, group, club, union or other association becomes.

October does take considerable management, though! I would describe it to you as the month when nothing is known in full – and very little is nailed down. Much as you are longing to settle things with particular people, or sort them out once and for all, the reality is that October is a zig-zag trail through delays, reversed decisions, deadlocks, outside factors (like internet problems) affecting discussion, chaotic weather and so on. It all adds up to a month best avoided for sweeping choices about your friend, your social media, or the group in question. From 5th October, for example, very little can be trusted as Mercury is lurching backwards through Scorpio, the sign which rules these people in your life. You then have to put up with the story altering once again, from 8th November – so you can see just how long and drawn-out this episode is becoming.

For that reason please keep the stakes as low as possible with the friend or group, and if you can, fast-forward all the really big decisions beyond 8th November when life will be far more straightforward. The eclipse on Thursday 23rd October is unlikely to help you much either; I would avoid the 22nd, 23rd, 24th for a judgement call on the situation, as you just aren’t being shown all the details then.

The best news is, from Christmas onwards, you will be amazed at how it feels to have a normal social life, regular friendships, and easy-peasy social media involvements. No more heavy nova. And if you have put up with frenemies (the famous term coined by Nancy Mitford) then it’s goodbye to your version of Lavender Davis. Or by that time, you will simply no longer care.

You, You, You

From the 26th October something very familiar returns to you – the notion of yourself as a separate entity, like a product, which must be packaged, presented, profiled and promoted. This has been an ongoing theme since 2008 when Pluto first entered Capricorn, and your First House, which rules your image. Once again you will be standing back from the photograph, the video, the Google description, the social media packaging, the label, the mirror reflection and all the rest. Once again you will be wondering, how on earth you get your control back. Because, Capricorn, when it comes to You, You, You (as in Me, Me, Me) you appear to have been pushed and pulled by circumstances, so that for months now, you have not been in full charge of things. Individuals, collectives or even the universe itself seems to have pulled your hands off the steering wheel, so you have not been driving your look, image, name or reputation as you might. Needless to say, this is all set to change from the 26th October and by December you will be deeply involved in setting up a totally new direction for next year. Classic manifestations of this cycle include weight loss and gain; issues about wardrobe and style; the media; the internet; cosmetic surgery; personal trainers; publicity and promotion; marketing; public relations – you get the picture. The time is fast approaching when you must devote the end of the year, to the pursuit of Me Power.

Cover Up Jobs

The end of the year is about cover-up jobs. Consequently you need to be sharply aware of what you are creating in your life because you will have to live with the consequences in 2015 and 2016. What do I mean by cover-ups? It could be a classic secret; a clandestine affair; a role with the CIA or MI6; a major piece of confidential plotting. There are other kinds of cover-up jobs as well, slowly becoming more of an issue. Sneaking around and doing something dodgy is a good example! A more noble kind of cover-up is the classic example of allowing other people to hog the spotlight and get all the attention, while you hide in the shadows, lurking in an unseen or modest role.

This is a story which extends from now through 2015 and 2016. It is not just about October. As Mars is in your Twelfth House, which rules cover-up jobs, do not rush into action near the 5th and 8th as the ripple effect will be dramatic from November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, and then all too soon, Saturn will be in Sagittarius from Tuesday 23rd December, and he will remain there throughout 2015 and 2016, bringing the usual tough challenges and endless tests of your patience. For that reason I would prefer you were involved in a cover-up job that was not going to extract a heavy price later. Be supremely conscious of how you lie to yourself, Capricorn. What are you doing, or what you been doing lately, that you can’t even honestly acknowledge you are covering up?


Private Eye magazine journalists in London allegedly said that if you didn’t want to end up in their magazine, you shouldn’t be guilty of doing particular things in the first place. Beyond this issue of being secretive for the wrong reasons – there is also the higher question of what it involves to operate behind the scenes, out of sight, without recognition and with no credit. You really need to analyse that quite deeply in October and slow right down, as if you lurch into a situation without thinking the repercussions through next year, and even the year after that, it could be a hard ask.


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Aquarius: October 2014

Welcome to October, Aquarius. If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea on Sunday 28th September with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Your Mission, Position and Ambition

Well, put it this way. You may want to pick another month to really sort out your career, university life or volunteer role, Aquarius. The reason for htis is that not only do we have an eclipse, obliterating the picture for you – rather than showing you what’s really going on – we also have Mercury in full retrograde mode, lurching about all over the place, when he should be delivering messages. The Mercury cycle goes something like this; where computers, couriers, the post, commuting, phones and travel is concerned – expect a zig-zag. From 10th October when Mercury backtracks through the same place he inhabited from 14th September and then from 24th October through 8th November (when there could be replays of a replay) you are going to be really caught up, but (I hope) not caught out. That is why you are reading this column. For a start, you’re going to skip the eclipse periods from Tuesday 7th October through Thursday 9th October, when a Full Blood Moon will blot out the sky, and also the period around the partial solar eclipse on Thursday 23rd October, which you should be cautious with from 23rd through 25th of the month. If you can possibly delay the really major decisions you may want to.

Saturn departs Scorpio on Tuesday 23rd December, when the constant career, university or volunteering challenges are over. Therefore this is a mixed-bag month because on the one hand, you can see how a meeting or signature would shift some burden (human, environmental or just within your chosen field) – yet very little will go as planned or stick properly until you are sailing past 8th November. Keep copies of important documents; follow up in your e-mail spam tray if you haven’t heard back from people; check your phone for malfunctioning messages if someone has gone strangely silent – and read the fine print on everything. If there is a negotiation process taking place at work, university or with your non-profit role, expect a warped ping-pong game. Yet, despite this, Aquarius, you are in the clear from mid November and literally by Christmas Day you can wave goodbye to the hardest cycle in 29 years.

Friends and Groups

Friendships and group involvements define who you are, Aquarius. If you shine brightly in this lifetime, you will shine by your deep involvement with a good cause, rock band, social circle, sports team, political party and so on. The idea is circles, within circles, and there you are, taking up your karmic role. Normally I would not even consider this to be an issue, but as the year ends, you are beginning a new cycle when a friendship or group could be hard work; therefore take your time near the 5th and 8th  when the lights will be green.

This is a story which extends from now through 2015 and 2016. It is not just about October. The issue with your friend or group will move swiftly near November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, and then all too soon, Saturn will be in Sagittarius from Tuesday 23rd December, and he will remain there throughout 2015 and 2016. If you know your chart and you have planets or asteroids in Sagittarius, this will also impact foreign friendships, foreign concerns, publishing, the internet, university life and education. So common-sense says, if this is where your groups lie, then you need to be super careful about what you set up in October, around the 5th and 8th. During these dates Mars makes easy, flowing aspects (or patterns) which means, it’s all too easy for you to be pushed, pressured – or to rush and push – and to do so without thinking too hard. Try not to do this Aquarius. You do not want to set up a chain reaction which would take you all the way to Christmas then leave you regretting what you had created in your life. If it’s about a friend or group, which you are famous for, then take your time; take advice; slow down; do some research; get real about the likely consequences; really know who/what you are letting yourself in for. Truly, you will thank yourself for doing all this, come 2015.

The Aries-Libra Eclipse is something else I want to note. It takes place on Wednesday 8th October and will conceal, rather than reveal, what you need to see. It concerns your commute and travel arrangements. It also concerns your internet, computer, phone, media and publishing interests. It could easily bring in educational or academic concerns, and people from Europe, Australasia, the U.S. or further afield. I know there is a part of you that just wants to keep on pursuing particular goals – after all,they set you free, so why not? – but this is a hairy eclipse and as it comes straight after an opposition from your ruler Uranus to the Sun, I would be extremely cautious about plunging into big decisions, plans or judgement calls that week (Monday 6th October through Sunday 12th October) – but particularly on eclipse day itself. On top of that we also have Mercury Retrograde still in your zone of publishing, the internet, foreign people and places, education – so yet again, this is not straightforward. As a rule of thumb, have Plan B and a very flexible diary. And yes, you may want to wait before you go into major decisions about all those life areas I have mentioned above.


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Pisces: October 2014

Welcome to October, Pisces. If you are in London please come to an Astrology Afternoon Tea on Sunday 28th September with me and Shelley von Strunckel (Evening Standard, Vogue, Sunday Times). You’ll have a luxuriously long afternoon with us for the booking price of £35 and explore your personal horoscope with me. Please note: all dates below are calculated for London so add/subtract a day for your time zone.

Your Apartment, Business, House, Money, Possessions and Charity

I hope you read your horoscope regularly on this website, as I have been warning you for weeks that the paperwork, plans or discussion you have been pursuing since 14th September, will be replayed or held up from 10th October when Mercury backtracks through the same place he inhabited – and possibly also from 24th October through 8th November, when replays, reversals or delays rule the situation. After 8th November life is back to normal but until then, read the fine print and the terms and conditions, so you are fully aware of the implications of any hold-up or alteration. You may also want to take photocopies or scans of documents before you post them, and save important paperwork to a USB stick. Mercury rules the internet, the phone, paperwork, negotiation and discussion and consequently this is where you are most likely to hit issues.

I would be particularly wary of the total lunar eclipse, which you will be affected by from Tuesday 7th October through Thursday 9th October, as this is no time to make assumptions or commit to anything major. Why? Because an eclipse obliterates our vision. It’s a symbol of obscured facts or figures and that, coupled with Mercury Retrograde, tells me you won’t be shown the full story.


Your Travel, Foreign, Publishing or Educational Agenda

This is already a too-hard area of your life, and it’s been like that since late 2012 when Saturn entered your solar Ninth House. Now, in October, not only is Mercury retrograding in this zone of your chart, but we also have a partial solar eclipse on Thursday 23rd October, which you should be cautious with from 23rd through 25th of the month. If you can make the key plans to travel, teach, study, publish or write after 10th November your life would be far more straightforward as you are prone to cancellations, delays, mistakes or even total reversals before that time. I am especially concerned that you also have Saturn in this zone of your chart, bringing roadblocks and obstacles along with the usual communication and information issues that Mercury Retrograde brings. Should you travel without insurance on this cycle? Are you crazy?

You may not have all the details you need about your trip, relocation, export question, European/Australasian/American connection, book, website or course to make wise decisions until you are well into November. From that point forward, though, it feels as if you are racing towards closure on so many things that have challenged you – and from Tuesday 23rd December, the cycle ends. In October, though, have Plan B; read the fine print; see if you can fast-forward the big stuff to 8th November and beyond. Mercury Retrograde is not the end of the world but it can be maddening. I would be particularly wary of people who are prominent talkers, gossips, writers, internet junkies, couriers, postmen or post women, switchboard operators and so on – they may be manifesting Mercury for you (they are messengers, in a way) in which case they could be unreliable sources, or be affected in their own lives by delays or reversals, which end up seriously affecting you as well!

Your Network

Your network may be purely social, or it may have a purpose (a football team, for example, or a literary society.) From Sunday 26th October, you will be setting up future decisions aboutthis, clustering around December 4th. By the time you reach the Uranus-Pluto square on December 15th, there is no turning back. The balance of power with the other people in the group simply has to alter. You personally need more control and you will have it. The golden rule is to share that control, however, as if you make a grab for power, or play power games on any level, you will really hold up your own potential. And of course, the potential of the group. I very much doubt any Pisces will make that mistake, though, as you are famous for penetrating the psychic boundaries of other people, even if you do not realise you are doing it, and you will be reading hearts and minds, especially with friends in this network, but also with acquaintances you don’t know so well. The issue with the final days of October is tolerance, tact, telepathy and timing. Crank up all of them, so that you remove any potential for impatience or even irritation later on. If you are all going to move towards a new arrangement for January, then you cannot afford to let any emotions spike now.

Your Success and Status

It would be so easy to rush into decisions about your career, status, volunteer commitments or university course near the Mars trines on October 5th and 8th, but you may live to regret it. I don’t mean that to sound too ominous; it’s just that in 2015 and 2016 you will pay a heavy price for anything you do, without thinking, in the first two weeks of October. A common example of this may be quitting your job, or taking a new one, without doing any research. Then, inevitably, dealing with the consequences next year, and even the year after that.

It would be tempting to put action before thought near the 5th and 8th but as things move even faster near November 22nd, at the New Moon in Sagittarius, you must be a realist about what you will be dealing with after Tuesday 23rd December, when a new cycle begins that will make your working life, in particular, far more demanding. The trick is to keep the stakes low. So don’t make this about your entire career. Make it about projects and plans, perhaps, rather than massive decisions about your status, ambitions, position and mission.

Of course you are utterly free to ignore this astrological advice and plunge into a new role, or leave the old one; yet go in with your eyes wide open. You are utterly free to take on the most demanding new project, knowing full well it will take you into 2015 and 2016 – yet please be a realist about who and what will be involved, so you know exactly what you are up for.

On no account set up an issue for yourself with your boss, lecturer, colleague, classmate, staff or clients near the 5th and 8th, because it is unlikely to go away quickly or easily. In fact it could linger for weeks, and then be reignited later, giving you a thorn in your side (to quote The Smiths) right through next year. Astrology is your early warning device. It’s your light house, so use it.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Aries: September 2014

COMMUNICATION HITCHES AND GLITCHES

Your former, current or potential partner is at the heart of communication hitches and glitches from the middle of September into October so don’t assume anything is fixed, final or finished. This also applies to enemies, rivals or opponents. If you are aiming for something on paper, that lasts, you may prefer to fast-forward discussions or signatures way beyond September and October; if you have no alternative at least treat this as the first draft, or first ‘take’ of the scene now playing out between you and he, or you and she. This is not a great time to pursue internet dating as Mercury is retrograde shadow in your zone of love and sex and he is also linked to the internet. 

BRILLIANT TIES TO YOUTH AND THE YOUNG

Pregnancies, babies, children, teenagers, Gen Y? It doesn’t really matter, but the key is opening yourself up to the opportunities and solutions now presenting themselves through Jupiter in Leo, which aligns with Pluto in Capricorn, in your sector of success, very early in September. This pattern in your horoscope is rare and it makes it so much easier to leave the legacy of your personality to those who inherit your influence, no matter if you are a parent or not. The other interesting pattern this month, the Jupiter-Uranus trine on the 25th September, suggests that this younger generation has an influence on you which is spilling wonderfully into every other area.

THE VIRGO-PISCES AXIS OF YOUR CHART

We are now moving into the Virgo season of the year, and this rules the way you work and look after yourself on a daily basis. It’s about your work ethic and also your ability to balance the 24 hours in each day into 8 hours each for chores and tasks, duties and service to other people – along with your own need to sleep, exercise and relax. There is a lot shifting here in your favour because Pluto in your sector of career, university life and volunteering is also changing direction so September is the turning point you deserve. The Pisces axis of your chart is less clear. You have drifted into a secret, or an invisible role behind the scenes, which is borderline chaotic. Fix it.

MARS IN SAGITTARIUS 

Be very careful about what you enter into, towards the second half of September,in terms of foreign  travel, export or big associations with those from other cultures or nationalities. You will have to live with it in 2015 and perhaps 2016 as well. Be a realist about the time-worn issues that necessarily involve language or cultural difference; the realities of modern air travel; the pros and cons of emigrating (if that is your choice) and so on. This general caution should also extend to university and education; teaching and learning commitments on all levels; publishing (digital and traditional) and belief systems of all kinds from religion to humanism. If there appears to be a major commitment or decision pending in terms of the above list, be sharply aware of future realities.


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Taurus: September 2014

MONEY MONEY MONEY

You are famously identified with everything you own, earn or owe, no matter if you are a brilliant businessperson or you have devoted your life to dropping out and growing your own food. This comes under the spotlight in the second half of the month when you need to be exceedingly cautious about new financial, property, charity or business choices. Precious possessions may also be involved. A conflict is possible from the 13th. If you know it could extend into December, and even into next year, do all you can to avoid it as Saturn will follow Mars through Sagittarius, the sign which rules matters of a joint financial, property, business or charity nature (precious possessions too). Be highly tactical, Taurus. Can you live with outcomes in 2015 and 2016?

CHILDREN AND FRIENDS
The focus on babies, children, teenagers or grown-up children may be personal or professional for you, but the Sun in Virgo will shed light on the way things look to outsiders and that is the most useful thing you could ask for in making the right decision about the young, or relationships where parenthood may become a possibility. The emphasis on friends, and especially groups, teams or other tribes where friends are involved, is not new. You are aware of just how confused and confusing life can become with these people. All the more reason to contain and control it. 

JUPITER IN LEO AND YOU
Jupiter in Leo is hard at work in the zone of your chart which rules your house, family, flat, home town, household and homeland. This describes your base and your place and your space; however it also points to richer, deeper cultural ties and a sense of heritage and inheritance. You are finally in a position to fix problems from the past, if they influence life with a relative (or flatmate) today. This also applies to the fabric of your apartment or house. Some stunning aspects involving Pluto and Uranus suggest there is way more to this than just pursuing improvements with/for/through your people or place. The domino effect enhances other areas of your life too.

MERCURY RETROGRADE SHADOW

Mercury is the planet which rules communication and when he is retrograde shadow in your zone of work and daily life, communication appears to be rolling forwards, only to roll backwards at a later date. This is why you need to be very wary with computers, phones, paperwork, printing and ‘news’ you hear about your working life this month. It would be frightfully easy to buy into all this as if it was a thing – only to find out by October it wasn’t a thing at all – or it was a thing, but it was aways going to be delayed, changed or subject to error! Please bear this in mind when you plan.


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Gemini: September 2014

YOUR FORMER, CURRENT, POTENTIAL PARTNER

It would be really easy to plunge into action with this man or woman (or through them) in the second half of the month but please be a total realist about the future of the relationship, beyond Christmas. In fact, if Christmas is even mentioned as a deadline, prick up your ears and be even more ruthlessly realistic (to the point of pessimism) about what you are letting yourself in for, during 2015 and 2016. You can’t avoid the waiting games and obstacles and life lessons that come with Saturn but you can lower the stakes. I would double this message if you have an enemy, rival or opponent. Do not charge into battle if you could not live with the outcome in 2015 or 2016.

PROJECTS, PLANS AND POSSIBILITIES
Jupiter in Leo is a joy to behold because you were born to sing, write, engage in public speaking, use multimedia and so on. The projects plans and possibilities dating from July will either roll in the most remarkable way now, or you will use what you have ditched or changed, to work as a launch pad for something even bigger and better. I suspect this is online but it may also be very old-fashioned; singing without a microphone; scrawling in a notebook; learning a foreign language. The aspects to Uranus and Pluto from Jupiter suggest to me that an electrifying friendship or group involvement is part of the story. Seldom has one friend or group promised so much freedom.

YOUR RULER MERCURY

Your ruler Mercury is staggering and stalling for weeks, in the zone of your chart ruling your children, godchildren and young relatives. This also covers professional or non-profit involvements with young people – and finally a relationship which may end in pregnancy or step-parenthood. Please treat the information flow with one eye on the chance of delay, mistakes or u-turns. Be aware of the fine print on paperwork; what would happen if there was a change or hold-up? A child’s school commitments is a good example of this. Have Plan B and allow for glitches.

THE VIRGO-PISCES AXIS
You are affected by Virgo-Pisces axis issues throughout September, which will greatly clarify where you stand in terms of the house, flat, family, household, home town or homeland. You needed to see it all from a distance, through the eyes of other people, to be able to make a major choice. This will not be a problem, Gemini. What else does this axis of your horoscope suggest? You know this very well, as your career, university course or non-profit role has already confused you more than once.The message is clear. Contain and control this project, role or plan. It’s all over the place!


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Cancer: September 2014

MARS IN SAGITTARIUS AND YOU

Mars in Sagittarius moves through your zone of daily workload – and the mind, body, spirit connection – in the second half of the month. Be on red alert for this as there are all sorts of decisions you could be making, which you may dearly wish you had avoided, from the perspective of 2015 and 2016. The reason for this is that Saturn will follow Mars into the same sign, from Christmas, and loiter there for at least two years. In Sagittarius, Saturn inevitably brings life lessons, waiting games and the unavoidable/inevitable. Yet you can manage this transit as early as late September simply by being savvy enough to peer into the future when you make choices. This specifically factors in employment, work, academia, charity – and above all else, your body.

MONEY
Money is the subject of so many songs. It changes everything. The best things in life are free, but…it’s a rich man’s world…and on it goes. You are now in the most lucrative position for years with Jupiter in Leo, forming angles to Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries, during September. Even though you cannot put a price on independence, freedom and sweet liberty in your career (or with your other role in life) you can – ironically – gain financially. The money, or other benefits (cash in kind, business assets, lifestyle pluses) is there for the taking. On another level if you just want to eliminate a problem, or chip away at a debt, this is the month. Use what you are given.

MERCURY RETROGRADE MANAGEMENT

Mercury starts shadow retrograde in your zone of the home this month. You probably know about this phenomenon as I am a notorious bore on the subject. However I also don’t want you to get caught. Be really savvy about your mortgage application, rental/lease arrangement, renovation program, builder contract, new flatmate tenure and so on. Double this message if there is family stuff to attend to. Basically communication regarding your house, apartment, family, home town, household and homeland will swing backwards and forwards for weeks. Read the fine print.

PLUTO MOVES FORWARD

Pluto moves forward on Tuesday 23rd September and after a peculiar period of limbo with (or for) your partner, things shift. This also applies to your former or potential partner. And it very much applies to enemies, rivals or opponents. Essentially the game of musical chairs between you and he, or you and she, which stopped some months ago, now resumes. The needle on the record was stuck, now the theme song plays again. What is the theme? Power and control. And how every step you take with this man or woman teaches you about how to share the balance of power.


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Leo: September 2014

 COVER YOURSELF FOR COMMUNICATION AND TRANSPORTATION

Try to speed up all the key computer, telephone, internet, media, publishing, car, public transport and travel issues before Mercury turns Retrograde Shadow, from 15th September. From this date forward, what you assume is written in stone, is written in shifting wet cement for some weeks, subsequent to your original plan. If you have no choice about scheduling any of the above, at least read the fine print covering delays, cancellations etc. and cover yourself with Plan B alternatives from 15th September right through 25th October. If buying computers or phones get a warranty. All this is common-sense astrological advice, proven by history, during this famously flakey cycle.

THE REBORN LION
Your rebranding and new look continues with a stunning quincunx from Jupiter in Leo to Pluto in your body and health zone on Friday 5th September with more opportunities near Tuesday 9th September, Sunday 14th September and then on 23rd September when Pluto goes direct, or moves forward, you can pursue greater control over your mind, body and spirit with no more limbo or delay. The stunning Jupiter-Uranus trine on Thursday 25th September is also vital to your rebirth. Be the change you want to see in the world and travel, teach, study, publish, create web content or write in a brand new way, for a brand new universe. Enjoy the ‘me’ makeover.

MONEY, PROPERTY, BUSINESS, CHARITY
A large number of horoscope patterns will hit your zones of cash, houses, apartments, precious possessions, business interests, debts, banking, tax, philanthropy and all the rest now. What happens near the 6th, 8th, 10th, 17th, 23rd. encourages you to be far more realistic and practical about arrangements. Do allow for u-turns, waiting games or complications with paperwork concerning your house, land or flat from Saturday 27th September and beyond as Mercury goes retrograde through this zone of your chart, right into October and what is fixed can be unfixed.

THE NEXT GENERATION
Shortly after Mars changes signs to Sagittarius on Saturday 13th September, your son, daughter, young relative or godchild will be at the centre of the action. This also applies to any sexual relationship which may end in pregnancy, adoption or step-parenting. Finally, you may have a philanthropic attachment to a much younger generation, or work with (or for) them. Every Leo is different but the key is long-term thinking about the results of your actions, in the second half of September through October. Keep the stakes low. Think about the repercussions in 2015, 2016, when the next generation and all relationships which bring them closer, spells hard work for you.


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Virgo: September 2014

MANAGING MARS AND SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS

If you manage Mars, and then Saturn, in Sagittarius (which rules your home and family) you can shrink the possible negative effects of this cycle over the next two years. You can easily spot a potential issue before it happens, as in the second half of the month you will be meeting a hotter atmosphere, emotionally, or a more tense situation, in terms of the tolerance or patience you and others have. A classic example would be a flatmate or relative creating a crossroads choice, or a particular house, apartment, home town or homeland question cranking up the heat. Best move? think 1-2 years into the future. Be a total realist about outcomes. Then say yes, no or maybe.

THE WONDER OF SECRECY AND INVISIBILITY

This is such an odd new cycle to be in, yet Jupiter in Leo is telling you to keep things to yourself, because you gain from it. The more you do without others seeing/knowing, the richer life becomes. This also applies to invisible roles you take without any credit or recognition; a classic example would be working as one of many producers on a big Hollywood film. Everyone sees Sean Connery. Nobody sees you! Virgo, as you will see in two spectacularly rewarding ways this month, during rare planetary alignments, the best move you ever made since July was under the radar.

FORMER, CURRENT AND POTENTIAL PARTNERS

Time to focus on the man or woman who has been utterly out of focus for months. You know how your vision becomes blurry when you go under water? That. I would also extend this metaphor to your enemy, rival or opponent if you have one. You have basically seen a very distorted version of what or who is actually there. It’s irrelevant if you are motivated by intense love or hate. Neptune has clouded your perception. A series of oppositions to Neptune in September is incredibly useful as sometimes it takes an uncomfortable moment to set you straight. And you need it, it seems.

MERCURY RETROGRADE
Please read the fine print on paperwork regarding your money, banking, property, tax, insurance, investments, purchases, sales, charity commitments and business interests, from the second half of the month, and extend that into October. Your ruler Mercury is going shadow retrograde, then fully retrograde, so you will hit the classic outcomes; stalled situations; reversed decisions; silly mistakes; fruitless debate; empty promises. You can use this cycle to your total advantage by treating everything as an ongoing discussion or a ‘show me the money’ (but later) situation. Virgo people do very well when they rehearse, revise, review, rethink, and rewind on this cycle.


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Libra: September 2014

 INTERNET, MEDIA, PUBLISHING, WORD POWER

Be a realist to the point of being a pessimist about your internet, media, publishing or other communication concerns, this month. Mars in Sagittarius will shake some action and you may feel as if you must respond or react in the heat of the moment. Perhaps you are on the defensive; maybe you just feel like competing against other people or the clock. A sense of a looming deadline, lack of patience, lack of tolerance is very likely. Stop yourself in your own tracks to think more carefully and tactically about these internet, media, publishing, writing, multimedia or other communication concerns. What would happen if…(you fill in the blank) in 2015 and even 2016?

THE GROUP
Stick to the group, or even the groups, and you will bless the day you put more time and energy into the ensemble cast. Groups are odd things; only Aquarians really understand them. You are far better suited to partnerships and duets, yet Jupiter in Leo will send you such stunning opportunities for growth, improvement and expansion through these people that you can only say yes. A long-forgotten network of people might come back to life in the most rewarding way. A new team or tribe may lure you. Friends are necessarily involved at every step. And the pay-off seeps into other areas of life too; partnerships, family life and your home could also move forward as a by-product.

PLUTO IN CAPRICORN

Pluto in Capricorn is finally moving forward and you will notice the shift with your family members, household, home town, homeland, house or apartment. A question about who or what runs your life was not answered with any finality back in August. Now you can actually tackle the realities. I would liken the situation to the way Europe was carved up at the end of the war. There are major questions here about who gets what, and who shares what, and how – and it may be about the turf, or it may be about the psychological territory. The former is easy to spot; it’s bricks and mortar, or maybe a huge part of the landscape if this is about your home town or country. The latter is a question of control. Given that psychological control must be shared, how must you compromise?

URANUS IN ARIES
I know how much you identify with your former, current or potential partner and the chemistry you achieve with this person – the alchemy experiment. You are a Sun in Libra person and you shine when you get it right, and your light goes out when you don’t. This also applies to fighting the good fight; there are just as many Libran people who solely identify with their ability to triumph over injustice in the shape of an enemy, rival or opponent. This ‘peace and love’ stuff is just an old 1970s astrology book, copied out forever on the internet! In actual fact what you want most of all is balance. Scales that harmonise. This month the most stunning trine in years helps you do this in a brand new way. You will either invent a new set of scales. Or you will tilt them in a bold new way.


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Scorpio: September 2014

PLUTO MOVES FORWARD

Your ruler Pluto moves forward, or direct, after a long period in which he could not move at all. September is thus crucial in terms of your media, internet or publishing life. I would also bring in issues like language, public speaking, writing, film-making and so on; if it’s about communication then it’s about Pluto. Essentially there must be a deep shift in the balance of power. It may involve corporations like Facebook, or perhaps it’s just you and your editor. Maybe it’s about the way people do or do not use the phone/computer with you – sometimes deafness or language difference is used a Power Tool. September helps you sort all this out. At last, progress.

JUPITER IN LEO AND SUCCESS

Since July you have been presented with all kinds of welcome, sometimes strangely fated and quirky, success opportunities. Nothing is an accident. Everything is there to help you eradicate old problems that may be haunting your C.V. or ambitions. Beyond that you should be moving into a much more interesting position. You can do more, have more, be more and become more. The planets align twice in your favour now, once at the Jupiter-Uranus trine (which will utterly revolutionise the way you work, giving you total independence) and again at the quincunx from your ruler Pluto to Jupiter. Apply for every job, award, prize. Keep doing it through 2015. Don’t be like those Librans before you who let every single opportunity pass them by last year then complained that Jupiter ‘hadn’t delivered the goods.’ The goods are right there on the internet.

MERCURY RETROGRADE

Be sharply aware of the potential for delays, u-turns and complications which could mess with your secret stuff. You have classified information or confidential projects around you in September. Mercury is also shadow retrograde, preparing to go backwards and forwards for weeks. If it’s hushed up or covered up, it could also stall, hit errors or other S.N.A.F.U. scenarios. I would also apply this to any role you play behind the scenes without credit or recognition. If you are Miss or Mr Invisible then this could also pose complications. Throughout this time have Plan B. Be aware.

THE NEXT GENERATION

This is a general call for clarity about the babies, children, teenagers or grown-up offspring in your life. Your horoscope is sending a megaphone message; get real and get clear. Neptune in Pisces has blurred the picture for months so you have not been able to see things as the rest of the world sees them. September will pull you up short, but that is a good thing. It may be a relationship where parenthood is a big deal – or a non-profit involvement with young people. It may be your son, daughter, godchild, young relative. In all cases a series of oppositions to Neptune is telling you to come up for air, drop anchor, stand on solid ground and wipe the goo off your goggles.


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Sagittarius: September 2014

FIXING THE GREAT ESCAPE

The Great Escape, as I have written elsewhere, is a great album by Blur. It is also a neat way of encapsulating what you are pursuing with (or through) your homeland, house, home town, apartment, family and/or household. This has been going on for months. You have found the holiday from reality you crave by pursuing your place or your people in a very particular way. To say it’s all been unrealistic is the understatement of the year. But now you must be a realist. In fact you will be forced to address all this, in a far sharper, clearer way by what unfolds this month.

MARS IN SAGITTARIUS
Be super-aware of your image, identity, brand, personal appearance, reputation and so on, when Mars goes into Sagittarius in September. You’ll know it the moment that the ‘me’ agenda becomes white-hot (for whatever reason). One example might be a cosmetic surgery blitz. Another might be a project with your profile all over it. I am issuing a general warning to most signs about this cycle, which affects everyone differently, yet affects them for up to two years into the future. Don’t leap in. If it involves the way you are seen, regarded or appraised – on the internet or in a photo – then for heaven’s sake take your time. Should you jump into hiring a new P.R. firm? No. Research it first.

EUROPE, ASIA, AMERICA CALLING
Europe, Asia or America is on the line again (depending on your own location – it may be an even more exotic part of the world). If you already said yes, then congratulations, you are on your way and you will add greatly to this happy story in September. If you said no, then you missed out, but there will be other chances. You may want to trade, travel, export, be an armchair explorer, emigrate or enter into a foreign relationship, in every sense of the world. Locked into this, for some Sagittarians, is a book, website, course or belief system. This is the month. Go for it. Enjoy it.

GROUP COMPLICATIONS

Your group, team, tribe or other networked project will hit u-turns, delays or silly errors for weeks, so be aware of this from September. Have insurance or Plan B if time and money are involved. The group will involve one or more friends – a typical manifestation of Mercury in Libra. There may be hollow words, retracted statements, broken-down cars, weather-affected flights, faulty internet, phone problems and so on. Mercury shadow retrograde will make you think everything is normal, but hold your horses. Treat the ‘final discussion’ as a dress rehearsal right through October.


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Capricorn: September 2014

MERCURY MADNESS APPROACHING

Okay so you can work with this cycle and its impact on your career, university life or voluntary role. You just treat September and October as rehearsals for the main action, which comes later. You treat everything as a first draft, ready for second or third revisions when life is normal again. And most of all you back up data, check printers’ instructions, avoid purchasing computers, phones or other communication ephemera – and you always read the fine print. You’ll know when this cycle hits because there will suddenly be a lot of news/talk/gossip about your chosen field or role.

PLUTO IN CAPRICORN FORWARD THRUST
Pluto in your sign has been stuck for so long you may be wondering why on earth all your good intentions to make deep changes about your reputation, appearance, title, profile and role have gone into the Lady Gaga zone. As in Gaga. This is really not your fault, you have been in a limbo cycle, but now it is over. September is the change you want to be in the world and it actually begins with the change you make to yourself. About yourself. For yourself. Your chart says that something or someone has constantly overtaken all your intentions, but no more. This is the beginning.

JUPITER IN LEO AND YOUR LIFESTYLE

Jupiter is the Easter Bunny for a lot of people in astrology. Or Santa Claus. Yet a surprisingly high number of people born under your sign don’t understand he demands a proactive response. They sit there waiting for the money to drop from the sky, or the precious possessions (free! discounted!) or the unbelievable house, apartment or diamond tiara. The truth is, if you let the opportunities and solutions pass you by, they will not return. So grab them (there are two this month, both stinking chances for you) and be as generous with the universe as the universe is with you. Karma.

SECRETS

Listen very carefully, I will only say this once (this quote from ‘Allo ‘Allo seems appropriate given that we are discussing secrecy). If you do something shady that you should not really be doing, in September, then you may have to pay for it in 2015 and 2016. End of lecture. Of course you can be secretive, clandestine and all the rest – without being morally suspect. You can do everything behind a closed door, looking over your shoulder, for the best of reasons. I am so wary of the Saturn cycle you are going to hit, though, that I think it’s worth spelling out. Watch yourself, watching yourself! If you don’t want to end up in Private Eye, don’t do things that get you there.


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Aquarius: September 2014

TWO IS THE MAGIC NUMBER

Oh the joy of two. You two can be fighting each other like Tom and Jerry, or perhaps guests on Jerry Springer, and you still gain enormously. Look what her break-up did for Nigella Lawson’s profile. People never loved her or worshipped her more. She literally never looked better, after the initial stoush. Of course this cycle (Jupiter in Leo) is also hopefully and happily about marriage, de facto relationships, serious dating, work partnership and business duets. Choose your style. On two occasions this month, Jupiter will deliver. Two is the magic number. Go for it, you two.

URANUS IN ARIES
Jupiter seldom trines Uranus in Aries and Uranus is your ruler, so September is a big deal. To say you can be a free agent online is the understatement of the year. You would be crazy to pass up the thrilling, electrifying possibilities of online life at the moment. Or maybe a Luddite revolution, if you are determined to shun the web altogether in favour of the fountain pen and the spoken word. What sets you free? A second language? A blog? Education, along literary, media, publishing or multimedia lines? There is one fabulous, stonking, open door for you to race through now.

FRIENDS AND GROUPS
Be really careful about what you start, or restart, with your group this month – the one involving your friend. If you find yourself knee-deep in something that sets even a slight alarm bell ringing, then extract yourself. Mars in Sagittarius usually produces the potential for conflict with or for a friend, with or for a group. You’ll sniff it before it arrives. The issue here is Saturn arriving later, because you will have to live with the most tedious consequences next year, and even the year after that, unless you are sharply aware of what you are co-creating in your life. Astrology is about avoiding stuff, often as not. So avoid him, her, them or ‘this’ if you know it would make 2015 hard.

MERCURY RETROGRADE IS COMING
Mercury is arriving, only to go backwards again, in a sign of your chart that rules travel. It also rules publishing, belief systems of all kinds (religious or otherwise), foreign people and countries – and education. Basically the talking points and ‘news’ which turns up in September will either prove to be false; be delayed; be substantially changed; trigger errors. Insure your travel. Don’t bank on a discussion, or even paperwork, necessarily being ‘final’. You won’t actually know everything until October, maybe later than that. The full details just aren’t there. So read the fine print; have Plan B.


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Pisces: September 2014

NEPTUNE IN PISCES AND YOU

Various issues with, for and through your partner will hold up a mirror to your name and face this month. This also applies to your former or potential partner. It’s almost as if, you can’t walk two steps with this person, or towards them, without also running into yourself. The reason for this is a series of oppositions with your sign and Virgo, the one opposite. The other person in the story might also be an enemy, rival or opponent. It happens. In every single case, the one individual who is meant to wake you up, to the lack of clarity you have had about yourself, is the one you need.

JUPITER AND YOUR DAILY LIFE

Since July you have been given one solution and opportunity after another to fix your lifestyle; the nuts and bolts of your daily life. Whatever requires repair, will be repaired, if you are proactive and say the magic word ‘yes’ when the door opens. There may entwined issues about your body, health, food, drink, drug intake, alcohol consumption and so on. This is not unusual in a transit of your Sixth House. The biggest and most glorious possibility of all, though, is the chance for a deeply rewarding and enriching new relationship with work. As in work, work, work. 

PLUTO MOVES FORWARD

Why have you had so many earnest and sincere intentions to improve the quality of your group involvements and friendships – or to make new friends – or to really make the team work for you – without results? The reason is, it has been an uphill battle while Pluto has been stuck in limbo. Fortunately this cycle now restarts and September is the time to finally do what you wanted to do, but were unable to do! The truth is, one or more teams around you are as full of powerful potential for a big, brave new world – as they are riddled with questions about power. Time to address that.

CAREER STRATEGY

Much as you’re enjoying the solutions and opportunities in your working life, you also need to be a total strategist about your career, academic qualifications or non-profit role next year. The years 2015 and 2016 will see a stuck or frozen situation affecting that, as Saturn arrives on the midheaven of your solar chart. The story is set up in September. Consequently you need to shape that story very, very carefully. This month it may feel as if you have zero time to make epic decisions about your C.V. Resist that illusion. Make the time. Read the fine print. Read the forecasts for your chosen field or industry. Be super cautious if December/January is a start date.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Aries: August 2014

 

YOU INHERIT, THEY INHERIT

The generation born 20 years or more after you, obviously inherits your influence. This may involve children, godchildren, babies yet to be born, or young relatives. On a broader note there may be a specific role with younger people en masse. You also inherit, though. Quite what that inheritance is, and how rich and abundant it is, will be revealed to you on several occasions this month. Make no mistake. You stand to gain from those younger than yourself, no matter if it’s personal, or professional.

YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR PLACE
Between May and July you took the long way round with stunning opportunities and solutions which would make a lasting difference to your house, family, home town, household, flat or homeland. Your people and/or your place. Nothing was straightforward, yet in the very first week of August you will be in a position to retrace your steps, and follow through on what you created for yourself, weeks or months ago. As early as the first four days in August you’ll realise it’s a matter for two people.
WHAT YOU EARN, OWE OR OWN
Quite clearly you have been shouldering one heavy situation or issue after another since the end of 2012 and it has affected how optimistic you feel about your money, business, house, flat, possessions or charity. You were protected by the property, household or family end of the story, but this protection is now fading,leaving you with the reality. It is really important that you pace yourself correctly, neither rushing and pushing, nor getting stuck. Try to keep the wheels turning as normally and evenly as you can. The good news is, at Christmas, this difficult cycle is over.
MINERVA ON THE MARCH
The asteroid Minerva is on the march in the second half of August and you will gain from new developments affecting your website, book, speech, song, multimedia project or other outlet for your way with words, images and ideas. Nobody doubts the passion in the air. Cupido, another powerful little asteroid, is also passing through. What you must snap up, though, is the guidance and sage wisdom of a woman or feminine man. There are brilliant answers here but they may not be obvious ones.

 


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Taurus: August 2014


FOUR WALLS AND FAMILY FACES
August is a stunning month full of the most wonderful and welcome possibilities for repair work with the family, if required, and if not required, a brilliant new phase involving one or more close relatives. This applies to flatmates and other household members too. The time has come for the biggest and the best or the most brilliant solution. Your actual house, land, flat, home town and homeland is also at the core of the best trends in 12 years and you must pursue every open door. Take it all further.

PROJECTS AND PLANS
Projects and plans which revolve around your way with words, ideas and images took a strange pathway May-July as although there were superb solutions and opportunities, Mercury the planet which rules communication, computers and information was retrograde, or appearing to go backwards. Now things are back to normal and in some ways the universe owes you, thus you must snap up what comes your way as August opens. Another person is very much on the other end of the equation. This is about thinking like a duo, not acting alone. Do pursue this.

YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER
Watch the gender politics with, or around, your former, current or potential partner.This also applies to your enemy, rival or opponent. Gender politics always becomes an issue when the asteroid Vesta appears in your horoscope and a potentially toxic situation where one male is manipulating two or more females could arise; alternatively the females may be playing games with the King of the Castle! None of this would matter, except that you are in such a long and heavy cycle at the moment. Be careful about the holes you dig for yourself. In fact, throw a spade away.

MINERVA AND YOUR MONEY

You stand to benefit from some very deep thinkers this month, either in the persona of one woman or feminine male, or an organisation dominated by women. Your money, house, flat, business, charity or possessions is at the heart of the story. Some things cannot be purchased and good advice is one of them. This person or organisation will either become a bigger deal in the second half of August or you will come across her/them for the first time. Listen or read carefully. This is worth its weight in gold and although there is no easy or flashy answer, this is the right one.


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Gemini: August 2014


GETTING YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS
Gemini people can always get their message across, because you are famous for your way with words, ideas or images. What happens in August is sensational, though, as you are hitting the most superb trends in 12 years for your internet, spoken-word, media, publishing or other communication agenda. Jupiter in Leo is reminding you that you must aim high. In fact who are you not to shine? You don’t serve anybody by keeping your ideas, concepts or pictures to yourself. And there is something with towering potential in front of you which could lead to even more.
THE MONEY AND CASH IN KIND
The money, or cash in kind – the house, possessions, business or apartment – suggests a key month of evaluation and weighing-up, with the chance to put the last 12 months in perspective. You have been protected or just plain lucky with what has occurred, but now things have changed. You will notice this as early as the first week of August, yet you still stand to gain from whatever you pursued in May-July, no matter if it worked out as planned, or not. Just remember. This is a two-way street.
LIFESTYLE CHALLENGES
Your lifestyle as a whole embraces what you eat and drink, or put into your body in other ways. It takes on board conventional or alternative medicine and also your down time, in terms of sleep or relaxation. Most crucially, your lifestyle is about the eight hours a day you spend working. Or at least, it should be no more than eight. There are now important decisions to make about the whole picture, yet you must find the middle ground between rushing, pushing and reacting in the heat of the moment – or freezing in response to a situation. Go easy on yourself. Middle way!
MINERVA IN GEMINI
Minerva is always good to see in your horoscope, Gemini. She is now entering your own sign, and joins Cupido (Cupid) also in Gemini, in the second half of August. When it comes to your internet profile, personal appearance, reputation, name, face, shape and image you now have stupendous support. A person or organisation renowned for its good advice and thoughtful appraisal will be on your side and this could make a great difference to the way you look or appear. Chase image issues.


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Cancer: August 2014


ABUNDANCE AND FLOW

You now have abundance and flow in connection with your money, possessions, house, business, charity and/or apartment. Other cycles in your life which were not this easy and enjoyable can be put behind you, as August is the month to examine the facts or figures and relish the process of change, which began in mid July and will not stop until August 2015. Take the harvest, whatever that is, and bear in mind that everything you learn and gain from this could help a future harvest too. Not just in the next 12 months, but again, 12 years from now, when you gain all over again.
YOUR IMAGE
Your image has been protected or helped enormously with Jupiter in Cancer for the last 12 months and if you used all the answers or opportunities you were given, you are now well ahead. Despite this, a matter you hoped would be straightforward over the last three months has either blocked you or run backwards. The potential for your ‘me’ agenda has not been realised. Use what comes to you in the opening days of August to trade on what you created for yourself weeks before. Meet others halfway.

CHILDREN, GODCHILDREN, YOUNG RELATIVES
You may or may not be a parent, but the generation born after you, and the relationships, projects or plans which make it centre-stage, suggests unique challenges not possible in 29 years. You will be glad to see the back of this cycle at Christmas, yet you must micro-manage the situation which arises now, so that there is no game-playing or point-scoring. This is most likely whenever two or more females feel that one male is there as a kind of prize to be won, and no matter if you are male or female, or whatever the ages involved, walk right away from it all.

YOUR SUBMERGED WORLD
Your submerged world is deep down below, where secrets are kept, and you disappear from view, allowing others to take the attention and interest. This is also where some very deep answers are about to appear, as in the second half of August Minerva will enter this mysterious and elusive zone of your chart, where nothing can be seen clearly and everything is hidden. Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom and people or organisations with penetrating insight will be along to assist you.

 


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Leo: August 2014


IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU
Close to 2
nd August you will be profiled or relaunched to your total advantage with one stunning opportunity. Events in the first week will offer you a remedy or solution that fixes any issues you have about your appearance or reputation. Close to 9th August the spotlight is on you so use this stunning chance to have more or do more. After the 13th your ‘me’ opportunities are a two-way street as just one other person who is tied to your relaunch, renaissance and rebirth forms a balancing act with you.

YOUR INVISIBLE SELF, YOUR INVISIBLE WORLD
Also close to 2nd August you find yourself involved with one other person, in a profound way, over matters which render you invisible, behind the scenes, or cloistered. This is partly a hangover from opportunities you took weeks or months ago, when you were shown the advantages of either operating behind the scenes without acknowledgement or keeping major secrets. A turning point is here near as August begins and in many ways you are ‘collecting’ on your previous efforts.

MANAGING HOME AND HOUSEHOLD
With Ceres, Vesta, Mars and Saturn all producing challenges it’s time for tactics. Focus hard on your house, apartment, relatives, household, home town or homeland. Make life easy for yourself by minimising what is at stake. Pay attention to someone who feels sidelined. Do not engage in gender politics. Neither rush not push – nor respond to provocation. Play this like a chess game with one eye on December when the heaviest cycle in 29 years is over. For now, strategise, Leo!

THE WISE OLD OWL
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th August a female friend, or a woman who plays the role of wise old owl in your group, will make a welcome difference to your network as a whole, or some kind of team goal. Minerva joins Cupid in this part of your horoscope so although there is plenty of room for passion and desire – and lust for life – what is also required is some age-old wisdom. This is now on tap for you. Get your answers while you can and look for owl symbols or synchronicities. A sure sign Minerva is about.


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Virgo: August 2014


CAREER, UNIVERSITY OR CHARITY SOLUTIONS
In the final two weeks of August you must turn to a woman who can help with even your most complex questions about success. Alternatively this may be a distinctly female organisation. Sometimes a man presents himself with a sublimely female kind of wisdom, which requires people to look twice and three times, to realise what they have just heard or seen! In all cases you must book some time to discuss what matters most to you, or just send an e-mail across. Any conundrum can be solved.

INTERNET, MEDIA, PUBLISHING, COMMUNICATION
You’ve certainly had an easier horoscope for all of this, yet Saturn will not stay in your Third House of internet, media, publishing, information and communication forever and by Christmas Eve he is pretty much out of your life. Until then you must craft a game plan which will get you through August-December as comfortably as possible. Knowing this is a temporary phase will help you, but what assists most of all is your gift for detail. Look at the small things which you must master and manage. Look at the clock and calendar as well because timing is such an issue.
FRIENDS AND GROUPS
What you hoped you would gain, in a big way, from (or through) your friend, or the group, has not happened as you’d imagined. Instead you have been dealing with waiting games or u-turns since May, when your ruler Mercury went retrograde. Fortunately you can now pick up some of the pieces and although the other person is very different to you, in the first days of August you must close the gaps and focus on what unites you. You two can do a lot, based on brownie points earned earlier.
WHAT YOU HIDE
What you hide does you enormous favours in August. You will see the biggest and best by deliberately concealing a particular part of your life, personality or world from other people. Of course you can also hide yourself behind others, as you operate behind the scenes. That will also work very nicely for you. August cannot be underestimated as the start of something which could reward you repeatedly until this time next year. If others can’t see it, understand it or fathom it – pursue it!


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Libra: August 2014

YOUR TRAVEL, FOREIGN, WEB, PUBLISHING, EDUCATION AGENDA
Sometimes the biggest answers can arrive in the shape of something small but significant. That is well understood by the wise, who know that the obvious solution is not always the correct one. You are fortunate to be dealing with an extremely wise woman, or a man with female qualities, in the second half of August, when even a dilemma of epic proportions can be resolved following a pertinent question from you. 

MONEY AND THE MATERIAL WORLD
As you probably know by now, you are in the toughest cycle in 29 years for money, property, charity, precious possessions (even) and business! Give yourself five clear months to manage this as best you can, because from Christmas your problems are over. These are not personal to you; they reflect the wider economic or business currents and of course they end up in your personal whirlpool. For now, do not add to the situation by allowing one male (even yourself if you are a man) to manipulate things with two or more females. This rather dull scenario is frankly best avoided.
SUCCESS IS DOWN TO TWO
Success is down to two people – you and a man who is so different to you, or you and a woman who wants to meet you in the middle. This unfolds as August begins, when you can use everything you pursued May-July without any straightforward or simple results. Of course in a perfect world all your professional, university or voluntary efforts would have led you straight to the glittering prize, but you have been dealing with complications or delays despite the basic protection or opportunity circling your C.V. At last, in the first week of August, you can lean on earlier efforts.
SPECTACULAR FRIENDSHIPS AND GROUP COMMITMENTS
Any Libra person who does not understand the full, glittering weight of the cosmic gold bullion now being heaped into their wheelbarrow, has not looked properly at the friend or group in question. Of course, there are many Librans who understand that a friend, or a circle of people, can matter quite as much as a marriage and often much more. What or whom you ‘marry’ yourself to is its own reward, in terms of enjoying the friendship or the people power. Yet far beyond this, Libra, in the weeks and months to come, you are going to bless the day you accepted that invitation.


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Scorpio: August 2014

USE IT OR LOSE IT
Use the advice you get about your money, house, charity, possessions or apartment in August or lose a solid chance to secure the future. Starting at Christmas you will be dealing with the real world, in a way that has not challenged you so much in 29 years. Maybe you are already aware of this, maybe not, but in all cases when you clearly comes across a font of all wisdom in the final fortnight of August, take notes. I am not being facetious about this accountant, bank manager, business advisor or other material and money world expert. Maybe it’s one vast organisation rather than a sage individual but you must ask salient questions about 2015-2016 right now.

YOUR IMAGE
You must be sick of reading about image issues or just constantly having to deal with them, as they are always there in the background, like particularly boring wallpaper! Fortunately on Christmas Day your biggest present from Father Christmas will be release and relief, so you have that to look forward to. Until then it is crucial that you figure out the timing and also your grasp of time. If you speed ahead because of the heat in the atmosphere, you could run into problems thanks to impulse. However if you do not act at all, that could also be an issue. Look for the middle way now.


YOUR FOREIGN, TRAVEL, PUBLISHING OR EDUCATIONAL AGENDA
May-July should have been time for you to collect on previous good faith or hard work, as you have been consciously chasing opportunities or solutions for months – all of which you justifiably hoped would lead to a bigger, better existence as a traveller, web user, publisher, writer, teacher or student. Instead, you were sent around the houses by Mercury Retrograde – and back again! Fortunately you still earned some useful karma and you will cash in, no later than the first week.

STUNNING SUCCESS
Stunning success may be the result of seeds you planted 12 years ago, Scorpio, or it may be that you can’t even remember those seeds going into the ground. In all cases, you now have a bumper harvest in terms of your professional standing, university life, voluntary role and social status. Up and up the ladder you go, effortlessly, as Jupiter at the top of your chart will either resolve an issue quickly and easily, or present you with the most remarkable chance for achievement in years.


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Sagittarius: August 2014


SOLID ANSWERS WITH YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER
At last, some solid answers are waiting for (or about) your former, current or potential partner. This also applies to anyone who is your great rival, enemy or opponent. No matter if this is love, war or just strictly business, you would be crazy to ignore what you are being told or shown, in the final fortnight of August. With Cupido (Cupid) also in your horoscope there is no doubt that passion runs high. In fact, this is good old-fashioned temporary and irrational desire, affecting you, he or she. No wonder you need a wise answer so much, and it is there in front of you, in the last two weeks.


CHRISTMAS IS YOUR DEADLINE
Christmas is your deadline for relief, release, repair and restoration. At that point you will be free from the heaviest situation in 29 years surrounding a secret that you have been covering up from other people – or a matter which necessarily involves you ducking out of sight, behind the scenes. Until that moment comes, you must be practical about things. If necessary, write it down to get it out of your head, but shred the notes later. As you are unable to share, confide, reveal or even explain what you have been going through, doing this can give you much needed perspective.


MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY, POSSESSIONS
You will meet someone firmly in the middle over a financial or material matter in the opening days of August, trading (perhaps literally) on opportunities or solutions you chased hard in May-July yet got nowhere with. August also reminds you that the magical protection and constant chain of lucky breaks is now history. Don’t spend too long regretting that, but do focus hard on what is under discussion, and with whom, in the first few days of the month, as it will set the agenda for later developments.


TRAVEL, WRITE, STUDY, TEACH, PUBLISH
You must now travel, write, study, teach, publish or pursue your beliefs at the most ambitious and optimistic level possible. Your ruler Jupiter is back in Leo for the first time in 12 years and not only will he throw you one opportunity or answer after another, he will also trine your Sun at some point. If you were born in November, for example, this is set to happen sooner rather than later and you will be recognised in the best possible light as a result of what you achieve. No matter when your birthday falls, this could be the trip of a lifetime. A head trip, perhaps, or a literal journey.


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Capricorn: August 2014

LIFESTYLE ANSWERS AT LAST
The first half of this year was relentless in terms of your career, university life or volunteer position, as a situation which should have sorted itself out in weeks, took months to resolve – or you were dealing with a constant atmosphere of potential friction and conflict. Now that is history, you must seek answers to questions about your daily routine, normal lifestyle, health and wellbeing, regular chores and daily workload. A woman or female dominated organisation has the most brilliant answer for you in the second half of the month; or a man with super-cool female qualities.
FRIENDS, SOCIAL MEDIA, GROUPS
Ever since your ruler Saturn changed signs at the end of 2012 you have had one issue after another to deal with, in terms of your social life, old friend, Facebook (or other social media), groups, teams, and networks of all kinds. Now you must act swiftly to nip something in the bud as a scenario with one male and two or more females could become toxic. In the bigger picture, from Christmas your problems are over, yet from now until then you need to be highly strategic. Box clever, be crafty.
YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER
Things have been so odd with (or for) your former, current or potential partner. Despite the amazing answer or opportunity you have instead been on a zig-zag pathway for weeks. This also applies to enemies, rivals or opponents. What should have been a big finish for one story in your life, was instead a complex narrative of delays, u-turns or silly obstacles. Fortunately the first week of August will resolve a great deal, and you and he (or she) must meet in the middle, whatever the stakes.
WHAT DOES WEALTH MEAN TO YOU?
What does wealth mean to you, Capricorn? Is it the actual cash in your bank account; the valuable possessions at home; the large philanthropic donation you make; your assets on paper; what you save or get for nothing? However you play the situation this month you stand to gain or – with very little effort – accumulate or problem-solve. It is really important that you stash some of these gains away for the future as you can capitalise, perhaps literally, on what you own, earn or owe.


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Aquarius: August 2014

THE TWO OF YOU AND PRECIOUS DESTINY
Precious destiny is at work with you and he, or you and she, this month. If your energy has gone into an enemy, rival or opponent (rather than a former, current or potential partner) then strangely enough, it is this person who benefits you the most. Jupiter in your opposite sign of Leo is telling you to pursue every open doorway and go straight through it into a wonderland of possibility and potential which you have not experienced in years. Easy break-up? Amazing commitment? New lover? Bigger business partnership? Amicable settlement? The Seventh House of your chart rules your opposite number in life as well as any opponents and this is where the luck is.

SATURN IN SCORPIO BITES
The natural protection or help you had with your basic working life (no matter if you work part or full time, study or volunteer) has gone. In its place you now have a five month obstacle course, which you must take with as much steely determination as the athletes jumping hurdles with champagne glasses in Chariots of Fire. Remember that famous scene? One thing that will help you is the conscious avoidance of gender politics. It’s all so boring and male or female, you should really walk away.

YOUR LIFESTYLE IS ABOUT DUETS
Your lifestyle, incorporating your daily workload, is essentially about duets in the opening days of the month. You and he (or she) must put aside your inherent differences in personality or background and instead focus on the one thing that you share, which is your mutual Venn diagram of self-interest! This will have a wonderful soothing effect on you in terms of your regular working life, and even though the wider picture of ambition, achievement and success is still so tough, what you can agree upon and unite over as August begins helps you trade on earlier efforts.
CHILDREN, GODCHILDREN, YOUNG RELATIVES, NEXT GEN PROJECTS
With all of the above, pursue answers and solutions which only come along in this particularly blessed way, quite rarely in your life. A woman or female organisation is the likely source, no matter if this is about your own or other people’s children, or the next generation on a wider scale. Minerva and Cupido together in your chart present a story that is rather like the most colourful, intriguing and beautifully painted picture. You are the artist and the universe will supply the rest. Get answers. Seek wisdom.


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Pisces: August 2014

YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR PLACE
The second half of August is the best time in months to seek deeper answers (straight and true) about your family, flat, house, flatmate, home town and/or homeland. At that point the sense of drama, passion and possibility increases, but this time a woman or female dominated organisation will give you some solutions. Of course you have to be prepared to ask. In Ancient Britain, the Romans used to go to the Temple of Sulis Minerva in Bath to pray for guidance. What works best for you?

YOUR TRAVEL, FOREIGN, WEB, PUBLISHING, EDUCATION PRIORITIES
You have become so used to the general atmosphere of stuckness, slowness or even shades of paranoia that you are almost resigned to the fact that you must travel, network online, publish, write, study or teach in a certain way, with your hands tied and your options limited. This is understandable, yet just before Christmas, you will be free. Until that time be highly strategic and thoughtful when making a move. This will not last forever but the situation you are lumbered with must be managed.

THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST – COLLECTION TIME
You can collect on life – scoop up what you have earned – as August begins, partly because of solutions and opportunities you pushed hard in May, June and July. Your children, godchildren or young relatives were involved. Maybe a youth related project or a relationship that could bring children into your life. In the first week of August, follow up on seeds you planted earlier as someone else will help you harvest.

YOUR NEW LIFESTYLE
If you do not have a spectacularly improved lifestyle by September, you are simply not using the answers and options you are being given. This is not just about your body and the shape you are in, or the physical wellness you enjoy. It is also about how you handle everyday chores, tasks and work – no matter if this is housework, computer labour or the public. A new role, job, project or plan has been hovering since July; have you accepted? Your health could also improve; have you said yes?



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Aries: July 2014

COMPUTERS, MEDIA, PHONES, PUBLISHING, INTERNET
Fortunately you read your horoscope regularly so you always knew that May and June were not the months to plunge into major plans involving your computer, the media, your phone, the book world or the internet. It may be technical problems or flakey human beings, but the catalyst for the re-run, rethink, reschedule in the first two weeks of July is like unpicking a big tapestry.

THE NEXT GENERATION
Your son, daughter, godchild or younger relative? The lover who will make you a parent? The youth market or a young demographic? A project involving those born 20 years or more, your junior? In all cases the most stunning opportunities to have more, do more and become more in 12 years will begin in the second half of July. Very close to 26th July something (or someone) new is waiting to be born.
YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR PLACE
This tremendous emphasis on your homeland, your fellow citizens, your house, your family, your household, your apartment continues in July. It will be a matter for two people in the final ten days of the month. Your sense of belonging to a particular place, or a particular tribe, has seldom been so potent and so rewarding. The asteroid Aesculapius in your horoscope suggests the most incredible resurrection or revival is coming through July and August as well.
THE IMPACT OF OPS IN ARIES
Matters of image, reputation, personal appearance and identity are crucial as Ops moves through Aries, your own sign. At the very beginning and end of July, you will realise why this asteroid Ops hides her name in the word ‘optimism’ as you will be thrilled to find solutions and potentially happy endings, thanks to the dynamic impact of a person, organisation or trend which makes everything work.
FORMER, CURRENT, POTENTIAL PARTNERS
It’s not often you see Ceres, Vesta and Mars all in your opposite sign of Libra, which rules your opposite number in life, as well as any opponents. Sidestep any situation where one male is lording it over two or more females. It doesn’t help anybody! With Ceres and your ruler Mars in the mix, it also has to be said, the new arrangement to come between you, will only work if anger is removed.
MARS IN SCORPIO
From 3.24am (London time) on Saturday 26th July, Mars will be in Scorpio, which rules your money, house, business, apartment, charity and precious possessions. It’s game on from that point, but unless you want to complicate an already difficult situation, you may prefer not to give in to impulse. Cast not the first stone, nor hurl one back. That way the last six months of 2014 will be far easier!


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Taurus: July 2014

MONEY, PROPERTY, BUSINESS, CHARITY, POSSESSIONS
When it comes to everything you own, earn or owe you must now deal with a situation which was only half-formed back in May or June. This is down to Mercury Retrograde, but as you probably read your horoscope every month, you were completely prepared and have read the fine print, made allowances for delays or changes and certainly had Plan B. By July 15th you will lean on this.

YOUR WONDERFUL NEW HOME LIFE
Your wonderful new home life may be down to a family shift, a new flat or house, upgrades to your neighbourhood, new flatmates, a big household change or overdue renovations. It is a twinkle in your eye from 16th July then at the New Moon on the 26th you realise this is a whole new beginning. The fun doesn’t stop as July launches a 12-month dream run when ‘My people, my place’ means more. Do you have heavenly bodies in Cancer? Then this is about your entire country.
YOUR WAY WITH WORDS, IMAGES AND IDEAS
All those projects and plans become a matter for someone else once your ruler Venus moves into Cancer, and two heads are definitely better than one. In many ways July and August feel like a catch-up time with you reaping the rewards of seeds you sowed several weeks before. The reason the crop is going to bloom late is astrological, yet as the gardener of your own media, internet, publishing or communication orchard, you should be very happy with the abundant outcomes.
YOUR HIDDEN SELF OR WORLD
Your hidden self or world is always a potent part of your life and your horoscope, and now Ops is passing through Aries, it is time to accept the guidance and optimism of a person (or organisation) which is set to have such a big impact on the secret you are covering up, or a role you play behind the scenes. Of course, in July, Ops may manifest as a general atmosphere of hope!

WORK AND YOUR BODY
Your work ethic, your daily workload and your relationship with your body are all linked in astrology and you can gain fascinating insights into what your physical self is trying to achieve – or tell you – this month. Tune into the language of the body. If you have a pain in the neck, for example, ask yourself about who in your daily working life is also a pain in the neck! Decode what is going on and use it.

PARTNERS AND OPPONENTS
Please reduce the speed and turn down the emotional heat with your former, current or potential partner from the final week of July. This also strongly applies to any enemies, rivals or opponents. Mars is opposite you in Scorpio and although it may be tempting to give in to impulse, you must be highly strategic with this person and think about the next six months not the next six minutes.


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Gemini: July 2014

IMAGE AND APPEARANCE ISSUES
Mercury has been retrograding through Gemini, your own sign, since May and therefore your reputation, personal appearance, brand, image or name has been unusually important. The reality is, you won’t know where you stand with all this until Mercury has finished his loopy circuit of your horoscope and thus the first two weeks of July will be time to review, rethink, reassess. It’s a ‘re’-trograde.
YOUR BRILLIANT NEW PROJECT
The book, website, spoken word project, singing, media commitment or other ‘I am Gemini, hear me roar’ plans, take off superbly in the second half of July. You could have a bestseller or an internet hit on your hands by August 2015. Much depends on your ability to recognise a stunning opportunity when you see one, and if you are proactive, then by the final week of July you will be on your way.

THE MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY
This is the gift that goes on giving, even though what you experience in July and August is a kind of late wave of change. A situation you set up weeks or months before probably feels odd, in terms of its progress. After all, you would have expected some kind of abundant reward a long time before July. You can’t complain, however, as Jupiter will deliver and by September you’ve gained or saved. You can make or save a small fortune, or gain from ‘cash in kind’ benefits. One example might be your landlady’s decision to renovate your room.
FRIENDS AND GROUPS
Dig deeply into old friendships, new acquaintances and the people power which resides within a group. With Ops in Aries in your chart, there is no question that something (or someone) needs substantial work and repair. This is never going to be in doubt, though, and you do have that satisfying final chapter to look forward to, thanks to the bravery and brilliance of a friend or team player who dreams big
GODCHILDREN, CHILDREN, YOUTH PROJECTS
Your godchild, children, youth projects, young relatives or ‘possible parenthood’ relationship is a big deal at the moment with such a cluster of heavenly bodies in Libra, which rules the impact of the next generation in your life. There is substantial potential for heated people politics in July but you don’t have to play. The reality is, there must be a new arrangement. And it has to be civilised.
YOUR DAILY WORKLOAD AND YOUR BODY
In astrology you don’t separate health and wellbeing from your daily workload. Questions about your work ethic and feelings about serving others are always entwined with how things are for you physically. Be very wary of rushing, pushing or pressuring after the final week of July – or allowing yourself to be vulnerable to the same kind of speed and heat from others. Slow down. Analyse. Plot, plan.


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Cancer: July 2014

YOUR SUBMERGED WORLD, YOUR SUBMERGED SELF
Under normal circumstances, Cancer, your submerged world (what we can’t see or know about you and your life) or your submerged self (your shadowy role, hidden from view) would work fine. Instead you have had Mercury retrograding since May, so everything that was ‘coming together’ over the last eight weeks was not coming together at all. In the first two weeks of July you’ll sort it out.
YOUR NEW ABUNDANCE
Your new abundance will be hinted at from 16th July then be a reality by the closing days of the month. You will save or make money (or cash in kind – for example, a home or precious possessions) on a level not possible for 12 years. You can’t expect astrology to do all the work for you. However, the opportunity that appears in the second half of July is so easy to jump on. Use it to the hilt.
YOUR IMAGE AND PROFILE
Your image and profile becomes a priority for someone else in July, no matter if you are thinking about your name, reputation or personal appearance. This person has exactly the same goals (or complementary goals) as you. The other interesting thing about July, and indeed August, is that there will be some late rewards for the effort you put into the ‘me’ agenda back in May and June.
SUCCESS
Success is often down to sheer staying power and the ability to side with the right people or organisation at the right time. With Ops in Aries at the moment, you are likely to come across individuals who are indefatigable. The company or business you are dealing with may also have a ‘Never say die’ approach. This can completely turn things around for you professionally, as a student or volunteer.
YOUR PATCH OF TURF AND YOUR CLAN
Your patch of turf (house, flat, home town, homeland) and your clan (family, household, countrymen and countrywomen) is so key to your peace of mind in July. The word ‘peace’ should be writ large, because although the issues arouse heat and passion, if you, he, she or they are ever going to come to a practical new arrangement, you can’t build bridges. Avoid gender politics too, with a male.
THE NEXT GENERATION
In the final week of July you can use astrology and be highly strategic about a real change in the atmosphere with your children, godchildren or young relatives. This also applies to relationships where you might become a parent, or to youth priorities and projects. It would be so easy to make life hard for yourself by initiating trouble then, or responding to pressure. No! Channel Eisenhower.


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Leo: July 2014

YOUR GROUP PROJECT
Forget the delays or changes which will continue to surround your group project (the one involving your friend) in the first half of July. What you are waiting for is the period after 14th July when you could make a commitment (almost marrying yourself to the person or the tribe) which offers you prestige and security. You would also be in a position to insure the future. Think about it seriously, Leo.

 

YOUR RELAUNCH
Your biggest and best relaunch in 12 years takes place from 16th July when Jupiter moves into Leo. This is about the way you look and appear. Your image, brand, shape, style or face. After 22nd July there is a remedy, repair or solution. From the 24th all eyes and ears are pointed your way. There will be a brand new beginning for you near the 26th. Prepare to shine on a level not possible for years.

 

YOUR HIDDEN LIFE AND SELF
Someone else will take an interest in your dark secret, invisible role, background work or confidential concerns from 19th July when Venus changes signs. There will be a miraculous process of resurrection or revival. What was ‘over’ is not over! You might have assumed that your classified plans, hermit life or uncredited work was finished. It will be back from the brink by August, though.

 

TRAVEL, EDUCATION, ACADEMIA, BOOKS, THE WEB
Near 1st July and again near 20-22 July a person who has Winston Churchill’s approach to life (Never give up, never give up, never give up) or perhaps an organisation with Margaret Thatcher’s optimism, comes along to make a huge difference to your trip, course, workshop, book or website. There is no other way to be independent this year. You have to break the mould and invent new rules.

 

COMMUNICATION AND PEOPLE POLITICS
Vesta, Mars and Ceres together mean that your internet life, writing, media involvements, teaching or public speaking commitments and so on – are subject to people politics. There will have to be a compromise, rather like a share agreement, before July is over. Do not let one male control what happens with two or more females. Bring humour into it if you can. And share the controls.

 

YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR PLACE
From around 27th July please slow down and cool down. Your house, apartment, home town, homeland, family or household will be involved. August and the first half of September could really pressure you unless you make a decision to keep the stakes low. By this I mean, do not put too much on the line. It would also be a smart move to refuse to play power or control games with anyone or anything.


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Virgo: July 2014

MEDIA, INTERNET, PUBLISHING, COMMUNICATION
The whole point of astrology is to use the timing to avoid problems. You can anticipate what is coming up in the final days of July, for example, with the internet, the media, the book world – or affecting your phone, computer, spoken word commitments and so on. Communication and information should be separated from inflammatory issues or emotion. Don’t oxygenate heat.
MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY, POSSESSIONS
You can’t really put a price on peace of mind or security, but perhaps you should, as although the cash, company, house, apartment, possessions or good cause clearly has a currency value – you need to do other kinds of sums. The situation around you won’t last forever but it’s highly political. That’s why you need to purchase time to think. And you need to purchase an arrangement which works.
PRECIOUS OPTIMISM AND YOUR FINANCES
It’s good to see the asteroid Ops turning up in your money chart. You are going to be offered the chance to go along with a person or large organisation which is characterised by determined optimism. This isn’t pie-in-the-sky expectation. It’s about planning, plotting and the pursuit of a happy ending. Sometimes the ending is just satisfying or logical, rather than madly happy, but it’s definitely in sight.
FRIENDS AND GROUPS
Very late in the day, you gain from the energy and time you invested in your old friend and the group, team, tribe or network around you. Perhaps you thought something would happen in May or June. It should have done, yet your horoscope suggests a kind of time-lag, so although nothing has been wasted, it will not be until July and August that you finally see why you were so right to have faith.
COVERING UP, HIDING AWAY
As soon as you realise it is time to cover up, keep secrets, hide away or operate behind the scenes, you must do so. This will occur in the second half of July when, like magic, something or someone very new comes onto your radar. It means operating like Alan Turing at Bletchley Park. It means hiding your light behind a bushel – whatever a bushel is. Yet it’s fabulous and it will reward you.
MERCURY RETROGRADE AND YOUR CAREER
Your career, course or voluntary position is being hit by Mercury Retrograde. Don’t believe some astrology websites which tell you it’s all over and it’s safe to play. You still have the first two weeks of July to get through and this is when you realise just how wonky things actually were back in May and June! Try to go with the process. You will be rethinking, rescheduling and rewinding.


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Libra: July 2014

YOUR FOREIGN, INTERNET, ACADEMIC, PUBLISHING AGENDA
You read your horoscope all the time, so you have been fully prepared for the changes and delays affecting your trips, internet commitments, studies or book project. What was supposedly in the bag back in May or June was never in the bag at all! Consequently you now need to spend the first two weeks of July sorting out what is actually there. From mid July life is back to normal again.
LATE GAINS IN YOUR CAREER
There are some late gains to be made in your career, university life or volunteer role in July and August. By rights you should have seen the peak moments back in May or June, but sometimes you need this kind of odd progress. There will be a replay or rewind situation in mid-July which helps clarify things for you, then by August you will be enjoying some gains which are out of chronological order.
FANTASTIC FRIENDSHIPS
Fantastic friendships and tremendous gains from group solidarity make the second half of July feel like a whole new start in your life. You must put your old friend first, along with the amazing new introductions which are coming. If you are asked to become more involved with a team, association, charity, band, political party and so on – you must say yes. Wish on that New Moon and gain.
MARS IN SCORPIO MANAGEMENT
Why has progress been so slow (to say the least) with your money, business interests, house, apartment, charity or precious possessions? You can thank Saturn in Scorpio for that. Because Mars also moves into Scorpio in the final days of July it is really important that you don’t make your situation more difficult than it actually has to be. What turns up then needs long-term management.
YOUR IMAGE, REPUTATION, APPEARANCE
With so many heavenly bodies in Libra it’s not surprising that you there is a hot button attached to image issues, or questions about your personal appearance or reputation. Turn down the temperature and try to reduce the response time. Quite clearly, the ‘me’ agenda is a political issue for you, and everyone has to be satisfied with some kind of compromise. Removing white-hot emotion helps.
YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER
It’s always nice to see the asteroid Ops (she is the wife of Saturn) turn up in your horoscope. She is now in your opposite sign of Aries, which rules your former, current or potential partner. This is also where we find your enemies, opponents and rivals. As July goes on, do get on board with that intensely practical person (or organisation) which believes in a happy ending. Because there is one waiting


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Scorpio: July 2014

THE WORK-LIFE BALANCE
The work-life balance is emphasised in your horoscope in July, not only because from mid-July you have your big job offer, career improvement, professional solution or other gain – also because Ops is in Aries. What does that mean in terms of your daily routine, lifestyle and your relationship with your body? Essentially it means a massive vote of confidence from someone trustworthy.
THE BIGGEST AND BEST SUCCESS

The biggest and best success in years becomes a reality, not a fantasy, when Jupiter changes signs on 16th July at 11.30am in London. You now have around 12 months to pursue your promotion, coveted new position, big career solution, university triumph or non-profit organisation reward. The new beginning which is so obvious at the end of the month should be grabbed tightly with both pincers.
THE FOREIGN, TRAVEL, ACADEMIC OR PUBLISHING AGENDA
You have followed a weird trajectory with all your plans for travelling, tighter foreign connections, academia, education, the internet or traditional publishing. Having seen the options back in May or June you put your best foot forward only to find the escalator running the wrong way. Have no fear. Nothing was wasted and in July and August there are some late gains to be made from all you did.
WHAT NOBODY ELSE SEES
What nobody else sees or knows about you – because of the big secret, or the shadowy role behind the scenes – needs a good judgement call. It would be so easy for this to become complicated, but try to see the wood for the trees. In the bigger scheme of things, this confidential matter or uncredited role is just about making some new arrangement work. So do whatever it takes.
BOOM! MARS IN SCORPIO
The heat is on with matters of image, reputation, personal appearance and brand from the entry of Mars into Scorpio, your own sign, on Saturday 26th July. As you have already been dealing with Saturn in Scorpio since late 2012, you are probably longing for some fast solution to what drags – or what you cannot change. Be very, very careful about what you do and say, from the closing days of July. Whatever you set up, in terms of conflicted situations, will run for months.
MONEY, PROPERTY, BUSINESS, CHARITY, POSSESSIONS
Mercury has been moving backwards and forwards since May, in this zone of your chart. As a regular reader you knew about it, so of course you had Plan B, incorporated delays or u-turns in your plans and read the fine print. In the first two weeks of July you will see how right you were to do this, as there will be a thorough reshaping of the facts or figures you assumed were in the bag recently.


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Sagittarius: July 2014

YOUR FORMER, CURRENT, POTENTIAL PARTNER OR ENEMY
The slipping and sliding of Mercury, the information and communication planet, still affects you until mid July when at last you can draw a line under an episode with (or for) your former, current or potential partner. Enemies also fall into the Seventh House of your chart, which is where we find Mercury muddying the waters. This will take some time to clarify, contain and control but it’s worth it.

MARS IN SCORPIO AND YOUR INNER WORLD
Scorpio is one sign behind you, and any planet there rules life behind the scenes, behind the surface – where you are not credited for what you do, or where you are quite consciously keeping a huge secret. As you have been dealing with the weightiest, most demanding issues in 29 years it is important that you don’t add to the weight by giving in to impulse as Mars enters Scorpio at the end of July. Take your time and take care – don’t get yourself into something you can avoid.
THE STELLIUM IN LIBRA
The stellium in Libra affects group politics, team spirit (smells like team spirit?), old friendship, social media and new friendship. This quite clearly is emotional or psychological territory that is overdue for a carve-up but so much depends on the way it’s done. Try not to allow the more demented emotions into the frame, or permit others to go too far with their own. This is down to communication.
MONEY, PROPERTY, BUSINESS, CHARITY, POSSESSIONS
When will Jupiter in Cancer deliver? The answer is, he works in mysterious ways, and the odd thing about May through mid July is that this entire period has been about sowing seeds and watching things grow out of chronological order. You have wasted nothing. No act of faith or proactive energy blitz has been a waste of time; as you will see from mid July through August it’s time for a harvest.
EUROPE, AMERICA, AUSTRALASIA
From the 16th July the atmosphere changes, wildly in your favour, and suddenly, by the end of July you have some tempting part of Europe, America or Australasia (maybe even more exotic locations) in your sights. This is just the beginning and even if you are only travelling in the mind, rather than packing your bags (or making a more enduring move) it’s pretty clear this is going to be huge.
OPS IN ARIES AND THE NEXT GENERATION
It’s too strange having both Uranus and the asteroid Ops in the same sign, Aries, in your chart. This means that the children, godchildren or young relatives are at the heart of a major, positive push from others – or perhaps it’s just something in the air that convinces you to believe; to try; to hope. The issue may also be a relationship which could end in parenthood or a role involving younger people.


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Capricorn: July 2014

TIMING AND YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER
You have the strangest timing with your former, current or potential partner. You can see how big this is, or how big it could be, but everything is in a kind of time warp where the normal flow of events has stopped and reversed, then started again. From the middle of July you will realise you can make up for lost time and actually benefit enormously from all the chances you took and plans you tried.
JUPITER IN LEO – SHOW ME THE MONEY
Abundance isn’t just about cashflow, of course. It is about money saved (a weight off your mind) and also about precious possessions, which have a value of their own. It is also about houses and apartments, and philanthropy. By this time next year you will have been offered all kinds of ways to experience more in your life – and that is More with a capital M. By the end of July it’s a brand new day.
FRIENDS AND GROUPS
You need to be highly strategic where your friends, social media, groups, tribes and teams are concerned. You will have to live with the snowball effect until Christmas if you give in to impulse, heat or the longing for action at the end of July. Of course anyone can see why you want to act without thinking for a change. You’ve had red lights for so long the sight of a potential green light will probably make you lurch for the accelerator. However – brake on. Ease into it.
OPS AND URANUS AND YOUR HOME
Your place and your people. Your house and your family. Your apartment and your household. Your home town and the locals. Your homeland and your countrymen. How are you channelling this wildly encouraging pattern with Ops and Uranus in your horoscope? In July you need to have faith that this will work out eventually – because it will. Ops is the happy ending asteroid. Or at the very least, there should be a deeply satisfying outcome which is best for everybody.
THE LIBRA STELLIUM AND YOUR CAREER
You can’t go too far into your career or life at university – or as a volunteer – before you run into complex politics with people right now. One of the main challenges is to recognise that everyone concerned wants power or control and you are all just holding a mirror up to each other! This goes for corporations or departments as well. The key? Keeping it real. This has to work for all of you.
MERCURY’S IMPACT ON YOUR WORKLOAD AND BODY
Normally, May and June would have seen a nice smooth conversation about your daily workload, the job, university life or a volunteer role. All that talk would have gone somewhere; computers and phones would have behaved, and so on. This applies to the relationship you have with your body too. By rights, May and June would normally be straightforward. With Mercury now going over old ground, though, the first half of July will see you also rethinking, reviewing.


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Aquarius: July 2014

SOLUTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES – LOVE AND SEX
For the first time in 12 years Jupiter is back in Leo which rules the finely tuned relationship you have with the person you are in bed with, or the person you would like to be in bed with. Answers and big options are here. You two can grow together, and grow in the right direction. Want someone to love? The New Moon right at the end ofJuly is useful. Want to fix a bad relationship or just part company? Trust the Jupiter cycle. At last, there are convenient truths.
YOUR LIFESTYLE
Your lifestyle gains and advantages, based on your daily workload or relationship with your body, take time to fully emerge in July. You may be wondering if you were on the right track when you said yes to so many budding options or potential solutions, yet after an odd period in the middle of July when everything loops round in a time-warp, you are on your way. By August you will be so glad you put the effort into your work or your body.
CAREER TACTICS
July really does seem to be all about your career, or other role in life. You need to be hip to Mars in Scorpio right at the end of the month as you could be dealing with a real thorn in your side until Christmas if you don’t handle this well. So how do you handle it well? Basically, your boss, employee, colleague, classmate, lecturer or client (and maybe an entire company or industry) is the source of heat, pressure, prodding, poking and provocation. Deep breath. Six month plan.
COMMUNICATION, INFORMATION
The project, course, media connection, website, blog or other channel for your words and images offers options. The main one is optimism because even though you could make all kinds of gloomy predictions about outcomes, the powerful presence of a person or organisation which only has ‘happy ending’ in its vocabulary is truly welcome. Get on board the optimism express. It works.
THE LIBRA STELLIUM AND THE MAP
Your map of the world has a few pins in it right now, and that particular region, culture or nationality contains the potential for many ‘ouch’ moments, unless you navigate successfully. The reality is, you are learning all about power and control through a European, Australasian or American involvement. Now, there has to be a U.N. moment of negotiation and forced compromise. There just must.
THE NEXT GEN ISSUE
You will finally sign off on this episode involving the next gen, in the middle of July. From that point forward it’s all so straightforward. Children, godchildren, young relatives? Relationship that might bring the next gen to your door? Youth related project or role? All you have had to date is the most loopy pathway, like going round the same pinball machine circuit, yet soon, the ball pings normally.


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Pisces: July 2014

JUPITER IN LEO AT LAST
Well, you have waited long enough. Your lifestyle is set to improve enormously after the middle of July, thanks to a new role in your working day, or just a reshaping of the old situation, to your absolute advantage. This allows you to do more with the eight hours you have for quality sleep and the eight hours for ‘me’ time. There may also be health implications you are happy to see. Of course you have a work ethic. You just want something that actually works for you. It will.
GOODBYE JUPITER IN CANCER
You have had peculiar timing with your children, godchildren or young relatives (or through them). The same goes for youth related projects or roles. And especially relationships where you might end up parenting. The timing has been out of synch, so you are seeing big leaps in chronology. One of those time leaps takes what you attempted back in May or June, and moves you forward to late July or August. And then you collect. You’re rewarded. Just as you should have been. There will be a key moment in mid July when you retrace your steps.
MARS IN SCORPIO AND THE BIG PICTURE
You already know just how much there is to chew on, when it comes to your travel, foreign, internet, publishing or educational agenda. Everything is so damn heavy and onerous. It takes a hell of a lot of hard work! And now, there may be a reason to be even more focussed. At the very end of July a situation will leap up, like a flame from a match. Do not give it oxygen. It could overheat. If you pump air into this rather white-hot situation, you could be saying ‘Ow’ for months.
MERCURY, YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR PLACE
Hopefully you read your horoscope back in May so you knew not to go hell for leather with renovations, a move, a property transaction, family plans, household changes and so on. This also applies to your home town or homeland. Now you can retrace your steps and spin your wheels on last time, in the first two weeks of July. After that it’s so straightforward. The communication will be there too.
HIGH HOPES
High hopes are useful things to have sometimes, especially where the money, house, apartment, business, charity or possessions is concerned. All of that is a very big deal in July because you have a major amount of activity on the Libra-Aries axis of your chart. Signs associated with ‘me’ versus ‘we’ in your life. What is required is trust in the person or organisation which calmly anticipates a good outcome. Not a perfect outcome. A good outcome. And you’ll see why in July.
MONEY AND PEOPLE POLITICS
With so much intense activity across that financial, property and business chart axis, you need to figure out a way to make a new arrangement work. Clearly there has to be a power sharing agreement – that is what it amounts to – and clearly it will work a lot better over the long term if you, he, she or they can agree to pursue something practical. Not something that just causes angst.



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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Aries: June 2014

 

A SENSE OF PLACE
You are in the Jupiter in Cancer cycle which rewards you for your patriotism, your talent for renovating or home improvement – and your eye for a property bargain. Any investment of time and energy in the family is also paying off, of course. The situation will go backwards and forwards until 18th June. The discussion or papework will be revisited in mid-July to your total advantage.

 

THE INTERNET
It’s all about your life on the internet this month and perhaps some media or publishing involvement. From the 18th June you will see a replay, waiting game or reversal with matters dating from 23rd May. You may have technical errors, computer problems, delayed mail or just basic human communication issues. It may be a website, a book, or the press but factor in u-turns, changes or delays.

 

WHAT OTHERS DO NOT SEE
Chiron in Pisces, one sign behind you, puts the focus on what you deliberately cover up and hide from other people – and perhaps a role behind the scenes where you get no credit or recognition. From June 6th one important person or organisation will act as the go-between then near June 13th you should be able to pull off something that amazes others – if, of course, they find out about it..

 

MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY
A woman, or female-dominated organisation, helps you achieve so much more near 7th June and 24th June when you will be asked to ‘wed’ yourself to something, or perhaps someone, which makes all the difference. You can thank horoscope factors in Taurus, the money sign, for this. Despite the ongoing waiting game forced on you by Saturn in Scorpio, at last there is a turning point for you.

 

YOUR FOREIGN, TRAVEL, INTERNET, PUBLISHING, UNIVERSITY AGENDA
The Full Moon near 13th June is a fork in the road leading to 2015 and 2016 as the Moon will be in Sagittarius, which rules the future of your foreign, travel, internet, publishing or university agenda. Take your time. You are putting stitches on the tapestry of your own future. Do not stitch yourself up, by making commitments near that Full Moon which would be heavy to carry in 2015-2016.

 

SELF-PROMOTION IS LIBERATION
Your image, profile, brand or appearance is the key to so much now – a liberating discovery. What happens near June 14-16 is really familiar, either because you’ve done this in the last few years, or you did in a past life. It’s not your imagination. The position of the Nodes in your chart suggests a moment of enormous déjà vu or a flashback to the past. What do you gain? Exciting new freedom to be yourself, as you really are. It’s exciting to find out what image can do for you.

 

 

 

 


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Taurus: June 2014

TAKING YOUR WORD POWER ALL THE WAY
The situation will go backwards and forwards until 18th June and be replayed  in mid-July – yet you must keep pursuing the world of words, images and ideas to its fullest extent – perhaps more ambitiously and experimentally. If you have planets in Gemini in your personal horoscope, and many Taurus people do, this is your forte anyway. See what is possible online and in the real world as well.

 

LONG-TERM FINANCIAL PLANNING
Focus hard on 2015 and 2016 in the context of your property, business or financial situation now as you are setting up the future and you need to be sharply aware of all possible scenarios.  From the 18th June you will see a replay, waiting game or reversal with matters dating from 23rd May. Bank on these u-turns, changes or delays (particularly if this is about the end of the financial year in your country). Whatever the story, read the fine print carefully and consider 2015 and 2016.

 

YOUR FRIENDS AND THE GROUP
There is a Proserpina figure in your circle of friends, or the network you officially belong to. She is a link, a bridge, a connector. If this is a man he will have feminine qualities. He still plays the same role, though; the go-between. Near June 13th this person will clearly have played her or his part in your story. And it’s a story about making the so-called ‘impossible’ possible. It’s totally punk.

 

YOUR RELAUNCH
A woman, female brand or some other feminine influence helps you relaunch your name, face, shape or brand near 7th June and 24th June when you will be asked to commit yourself fully. The asteroid Juno is at large and she is all about the exchange you make, when you sign on the dotted line, and give up certain freedoms or autonomy – get gain a feeling of security. This security is what you now crave in terms of how you look, or how you are seen, and June is pivotal.

 

YOUR VALUES ON THE LINE
The Full Moon near 13th June is in Sagittarius, which rules third-party finance, property, rent, business interests, the bank and so on. I have already mentioned that you will be deciding your financial future in 2015 and 2016 this month, and the need for sharp awareness of all possible scenarios that may come to pass. This Full Moon is a major part of the story. What appears to be about dollars, pounds or euros is actually about your values, though. Time to find out who and what you refuse to sell out for, but also who and what you consider is priceless.

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE
This is about what you deliberately conceal from other people and do without others knowing – or what you consciously do behind the scenes without any glory or recognition. What happens near June 14-16 is really familiar, as you will be sent back to the future. Is this past-life karma? Or are you just seeing the same old situation served up again? In any case Independence Day is on offer.

 

 


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Gemini: June 2014

CASH BENEFITS (OR CASH IN KIND)
You stand to gain from cash (or cash in kind) this month, no matter if it is an upgrade to your bedroom courtesy of your landlady, or an increase in the value of your property. There are many, many different ways you are about to become more abundant. The situation will go backwards and forwards until 18th June so allow for delays or changes with a reply in mid-July, yet rewards are promised.

 

YOUR RELAUNCH ON HOLD
It is all about you, and why shouldn’t it be? Your name, profile, face, image or shape is the story of the month. Yet from 18th June you will see a replay, waiting game or reversal with matters dating from 23rd May. Fortunately you read your horoscope back here in May so you have been warned. Even if you missed it, you can still cover yourself by reading the fine print on all the ‘me’ plans or plots.

 

SUCCESS
Maybe success is doing something audacious that leaves more conservative people in your chosen field with their jaws on the floor. From June 6th one important person or organisation will act as the go-between then near June 13th you are in the perfect position to pull off something that traditional types cannot quite believe. It has seldom been so easy to flex some chutzpah.

 

INVISIBILITY OR SECRECY
You can do so much more with your invisible role behind the scenes or the secret you have been keeping to yourself, near 7th June and 24th June. Juno in Taurus, one sign behind you, suggests you must make a choice. You will not able to wriggle out of this very easily yet the commitment to something (or someone) also offers you a level of security and comfort not possible any other way.

 

YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER
Please take your time when making up your mind (and heart) about this person, near the Full Moon on 13th June as when you make your bed, you have to lie in it throughout 2015 and 2016. The reason for this is that Christmas 2014 marks the start of a whole new cycle with your former, current or potential partner when there are no fast or easy answers. Be super-conscious of what you set up now.

 

FRIENDS AND TRIBES
You are in the kind of cycle when you can either find freedom by breaking away from your friend, or the group – or you can find freedom by drawing closer. It depends on who you spend your free time with, these days. If those concerned trap or confine you then June could be gloriously liberating as you separate yourself from them. If, however, your social tribe, teams or other networks are made up of radicals who want what is new and better – you’re going to join in.

 

 

 


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Cancer: June 2014

YOUR SHOPFRONT
Your shopfront – your exterior – will work incredibly well for you until July even though the situation will go backwards and forwards until 18th June. Nothing will be fixed, firm or final until the middle of July, when Mercury makes his final pass through your sign, yet you stand to gain, either because you are being protected in the most spectacular way, or because here is an opportunity to boost ‘me’.

 

WHAT YOU HIDE
What or whom are you hiding? Life will involve cancellations, changes of mind, computer problems, telephone problems or delays as you replay something which was in place from 23rd May. Try not to over-egg the pudding and add to the mix as life is complicated enough anyway. If you are not covering something up then you are certainly working behind the scenes on something while others take the attention. This is also subject to change and delay in June so be aware of it.

 

CHIRON IN PISCES
This month is very much about the way you travel, use the internet, deal with foreign cultures, study, teach, publish or write. Maybe even a mixture of two items on that list. What happens near June 13th will allow you to experiment wildly with new possibilities. You are in the mood to wriggle past all kinds of rules, regulations and boundaries. A person who acts as an intermediary will be a major part of this little experiment of yours, and she/he is a human bridge.

 

JUNO IN TAURUS
Look at your group project – the one involving a friend – and make a commitment. What happens near 7th June and 24th June will help you really firm up friendships and tribes. Who or what you ‘marry’ yourself to at this time may not give you total freedom, wildness and spontaneity but you will definitely gain in terms of prestige and status, and perhaps you’re ready to make that deal.

 

THE FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
The Full Moon in Sagittarius near 13th June needs plenty of time and space. You are ruled by the Moon, Cancer, so this crossroads is really personal. It is also about the way you work on a daily basis (even if you study or volunteer). It may also be about the relationship you have with your body. Whatever you do in terms of weighing up the pros and cons near 13th June will have a domino effect on 2015 and 2016 when you must be a total realist about your life. This is why I would prefer you took your time before you made up your mind in June.

 

AMBITION
Ambition can run on the same script you get from other people – the world has a funny way of telling you what ‘success’ should be or what ‘ambitious’ should mean. Alternatively you can listen to that persistent voice inside you which insists on freedom and independence. Maybe that is what it means to be successful in June 2014. You have to do your own thing. Be your own person.

 

 

 

 


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Leo: June 2014

THE UNSEEN LEO
It is most unlike you to be so secretive, or hidden. Perhaps you have a confidential project or extremely sensitive matter to guard. Maybe you are operating behind the scenes, so that other people get the credit. Some Leo people are even hibernating at home. The situation will go backwards and forwards until 18th June. From that point forward there’s a wonderful answer.

 

YOUR GROUP PROJECT
Your group project will involve cancellations, changes of mind, computer problems, telephone problems or delays. From the 18th June you will see a replay, waiting game or reversal with matters dating from 23rd May. Fortunately you read your horoscope back here in May, so you knew this was coming! Here’s another tip: do not add to the complications in the last fortnight. Sit this out.

 

MONEY, PROPERTY, BUSINESS, CHARITY
From June 6th one important person or organisation will act as the go-between and make a lasting difference to your money, company, house, business, charity, possessions or apartment. What happens near June 13th will allow you to cross the line and do something that ‘they’ say you should not get away with, or apparently cannot get away with. Let’s just say ‘they’ are quite wrong this time.

 

SUCCESS AND ACHIEVEMENT
Use all the available wisdom and insight of a woman, or female organisation, which is about to make such a difference to your career, university achievements or non-profit role. What happens near 7th June and 24th June will help you go so much higher, no matter if you are concerned with social climbing or a notch on your resume. You will be asked to make a commitment. Weigh up pros and cons.

 

THE NEXT GENERATION
The Full Moon near 13th June is about a project involving the next generation, or your godchild. It may be about a relationship that could end in adoption, pregnancy, step-parenting or the acquisition of your partner’s younger relatives as family. Finally, it is about your son, daughter or young family member. What you decide to do is a fork in the road leading to 2015 and 2016. Take your time.

 

TRAVEL, ACADEMIA, PUBLISHING, FOREIGNERS
Choose freedom? It’s out there if you want it. What happens near June 14-16 is really familiar, either because you’ve done this in the last few years, or you did in a past life. You are being shown a different way to travel, study, teach, write, publish, use the internet or deal with foreign people. You’ll be totally independent if you say yes. No commitment, no ties, but plenty of space.

 

 

 


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Virgo: June 2014

BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS
Your ruler Mercury is going backwards and forwards in June and so will two areas of your life. Just make allowances for that with your planning, right into July. You need to bear in mind that which is bubbling under with your career or university life (or your time as a volunteer) is going to take a long time to really work out. The second half of July is great but in the meantime don’t be tripped up by delays, a state of suspended animation, change or u-turns with your plans.
YOUR FRIENDSHIPS
Your friends and acquaintances can make something very special happen with you by July. You are also going to hit delays and u-turns here as well, though, so to avoid teeth-gnashing you may want to factor in dumb things like e-mail going to your spam filter; missing post; misunderstood messages; computer hacking. Despite this, the situation which is replayed mid July from a very chaotic June, will benefit you and this little example of people power will work well for you. If you’re in a rock band, political party or other formal group, prepare for chaos, yet out of the chaos will come forth the kind of great result you dream of.

 

URANUS IN ARIES
Uranus in Aries is about a revolutionary new way to earn, own or owe money – and to handle your house, apartment or possessions. ‘So tell me something I don’t now’ you respond! The revolution could never happen all in one month, though. It had to happen in stages and if you think about it, everything over the last couple of years has led you to this point. It’s exciting and it could work.

 

JUNO IN TAURUS
Juno is an asteroid we look for when pinpointing major commitment and it does look as if you will be tossing up a massive promise which would lock you into a travel, foreign, internet, publishing or university arrangement. Maybe just ‘education’ as a basket category too. The commitment will give you status, gloss, security and a place in the world. It will remove your total freedom. Deal?

 

THE FULL MOON
Be really careful with that Full Moon around 13th June as it falls in Sagittarius which rules your house, apartment, family, household, home town and homeland. Something is swirling in the ether then and it could lead you to a dramatic decision which would cause issues next year, and into 2016, if you don’t seriously think about the ramifications. The best use of that Full Moon is to weigh up the options and give yourself more time and space to figure out the long-term.

 

YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER
This is an area of your life where you are constantly being shown what you can get away with by others – or where you damn well want to do your own thing and get away with it too! Amazingly it all becomes possible again as Chiron in Pisces makes his presence felt in your horoscope. Sure, you’re being a maverick, but if it doesn’t hurt anybody and it’s not illegal then why wouldn’t you give this a go?

 


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Libra: June 2014

BECOMING YOUR OWN PERSON
Becoming your own person is an exciting process. And excitement is an understatement. It’s right up there with a lightning bolt in your drawers. The conduit to this electrifying moment is your great enemy, rival or opponent. And just as likely, your former, current or potential partner. Don’t be distracted by imagining that any of this is about him, or her. It’s about you. How many more big hints from the universe do you need, before you become fully independent?
MAKING A PLEDGE
Will you make a pledge to security and comfort, this month? You have a major financial, property, business or charity choice waiting for you. Of course you will never be able to do what you like, when you like, again! However, given that you have been put through one of the most threatening money and security cycles in 29 years nobody would be surprised if you wanted to make a big, fat promise.

 

CAREFUL WITH THE FULL MOON
Careful with the Full Moon in mid June! I can see why you might want to make some major decision because nobody likes being squeezed when it comes to choices about communication, the media, the internet, publishing and so on. This is no ordinary Full Moon, though, as it sets you up for big tests and trials in 2015 and 2016. So don’t just use the discomfort of being put between a rock and a hard place to make choices which are going to loom way too large, next two years.

 

GOING ALL THE WAY
You could easily go all the way with some jaw-dropping plan to work or study differently, or to handle your body differently. Chiron in Pisces is a major number in your horoscope this year and in June, someone will pop up (or reappear) who can facilitate the process of change. It’s not just any old change. Basically you have the temerity – the sheer nerve – to want to try and pull something off that in usual work, study or volunteering terms if outrageous. If your body is an issue for whatever reason (and what you put into it) then again, Chiron challenges you to be a maverick when it comes to what you eat, drink, ingest or do to yourself.

 

CHAOS AND MERCURY
Mercury chaos is usually fine to deal with, except you have this unfolding with your foreign, travel, internet, publishing and academic agenda. Hopefully you read your stars back in May so you were prepared. If you missed them then please don’t walk into delays, mistakes or u-turns which could affect your flight, hotel, essay, website, book and soon. Everything will turn out fine, second half of July, but from here until that point there could be some teeth-gnashing. Get insurance and get your stuff on a USB stick. Read the fine print.

 

SUCCESS
Success is very much fixing a career problem that hangs over you like a lead weight. It is also finding an opportunity to hit the heights and taking it. What you have on offer in June and July is either one or the other depending on what you did, with what you were given, back in 2013. Don’t worry too much if there is muddle and mess as part of this process. It’s par for the course and there will most certainly be a moment in mid July when you see the denouement. Until then try to trust this mad process because it will fix your issue or take you higher. Do read the fine print though, just to cover yourself for delays, u-turns.

 

 

 


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Scorpio: June 2014

MAKING IT UP AS YOU GO ALONG
You are quite right to make it all up as you go along – at least in terms of the daily workload. If your health affects how you work, study or volunteer then clearly that also has to be handled in a radically different way. June is about accepting that something bigger than you, perhaps, is jet-propelling you towards a revolution. And this will be the first of many. Quite frankly, if you pull this off, you will not be working, studying or volunteering the same way ever again.

WILL YOU COMMIT YOURSELF?
You are about to be asked to commit yourself to your former, current or potential partner in a new way. Perhaps, too, to commit yourself to the fight against a particular rival, enemy or opponent. The rewards will be great no matter if this is love or hate. Yet the truth about commitment is you can never walk outside the front door again as if you are the only person who is accountable to yourself. Someone else will soon be locked into the dance with you, no matter if you’re a lover or a fighter. It’s decision time. So is this yes or no?

 

YOUR BIG EXPERIMENT
Your big experiment involving your son, daughter, younger relative or godchild. It may involve a job or non-profit role involving the young. It may also involve a relationship which could bring in a stepchild, pregnancy or adoption. In all cases you’ve already had quite a lot of success attempting to get away with the unacceptable, the unthinkable and the previously unattempted. Now there is another big experiment waiting for you. It’s going to be hard to resist this one.

 

YOUR MONEY TWO YEARS FROM NOW
The Full Moon in June is pulling the future into the present in terms of your cash, house, flat, business or charity. Be fully aware of what you say, do, think and feel around the middle of June as you see the Full Moon overhead. The reason for this is that in 2015 and 2016 you can’t just trust to luck. There will be no fast and easy solutions. What you do now, affects what happens then.

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE IN GEMINI
The other issue with what you earn, own or owe is Mercury retrograding in Gemini. You are going to hit a state of suspended animation, like a crane dangling for days. It will affect the cash, property, business, possessions or charity. There is also a u-turn or refund, rethink, renegotiation in the works. If this is all going to cost you a fortune in time or money you may want to read the fine print very carefully, cover yourself, have Plan B. This also affects 2015 and 2016. Be aware.

YOUR FOREIGN, PUBLISHING, ACADEMIC, RELIGIOUS, TRAVEL, WEB AGENDA
The above list really cranks up in importance in June, even though you’re going to see one situation go into a void – only to be replayed in the middle of July. Essentially it’s all positive. The solution you fantasise about or the massive opportunity you crave is coming towards you. (If not the precise one, then a variation of it). The only hitch is the hitch. Mercury is retrograding back through Cancer as well as Gemini so you are going to hit cancellations, reschedules, delays or mistakes. Factor that in and deal with it as the rewards are still great.

 

 


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Sagittarius: June 2014

DOING IT YOUR WAY – THE RIGHT WAY
People who are tuned into a better way of doing things, will absolutely get what you are trying to do, with your son, daughter, godchild or young relative. Also with any youth related project or job, and a relationship which may end in parenthood. Anyone who is stuck in the past will ignore you or even knock you back, but so what? The right people at the right time in the right place are going to be with you all the way, and this is exciting. Your revolution is meant to be.

DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE
Sometimes the so-called impossible becomes possible, at least when you have a house, flat, home town, homeland, family or household issue to think about. You are going to be given the best chance in years to cross the line. What you get away with is less important than the principle of the thing. If there is no legal reason to stop you, and nobody is negatively affected, then why on earth would you not try to get away with something that frankly, is there for the taking?

THE FULL MOON
The Full Moon in Sagittarius asks you to make a judgement call on a matter affecting the way you look, or are seen. It happens mid June and it is about your name, face, shape, style, reputation or profile. Please pick and choose very carefully as the ripples from this will flow out into next year, and the year after. Weigh things in your hand, so to speak. Is this going to be too heavy to carry in a year or two from now? Or, if not this, the decisions that emanate from it?

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE IN GEMINI
The situation with your former, current or potential partner will go backwards and forwards in June. Bear that in mind if you are making cast-iron arrangements with this person or doing some kind of handshake agreement. It obviously affects you with dating websites (that could be flakey, so be aware) and on a more serious note if there are legal documents, get the fine print scrutinised. If you have an enemy, rival or opponent the talking points will change, there may be a delay or the paperwork again requires scrutiny. This is so far from being fixed.

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE IN CANCER
You can save or make money (or cash in kind) until July when your safety net disappears or the big opportunity is over. Along the way you are going to hit a deadlock or stalemate. There may also be mistakes or missing messages, or misunderstood communication. This is actually part of the process of improvement or problem-solving for you, so don’t sweat it too much, but youmay still want to have Plan B or cover yourself for any potential changes, delays.

 

THE PLEDGE
In June you will be persuaded into making a pledge which will give you far more security and a greater sense of your place in the world. It will involve your daily workload and your work ethic, no matter if you are serving yourself or serving other people. What you get is a feeling of position and safety. What you lose is your own freedom to be your own person. Only you can really pick and choose here. Nothing is perfect but what is more important to you re: this commitment?

 

 


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Capricorn: June 2014

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN YOUR SPACE

Your space may be a castle, a bedroom in an apartment or perhaps a greater territory – your entire home town or nation. Be the change you want to be in your space in June. You will be pushed in the direction of change by fate. A situation which owes a great deal to accumulated karma from years or even centuries ago will return. It may even be spookily familiar to you. That is your cue to do things your way. To do them better. To innovate. This not only applies to your place it applies to your people as well, no matter if it’s a relative, flatmate or citizen.

 

THE FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
You will remember this date, because it’s Friday June 13th. We have a Full Strawberry Moon in Sagittarius that day which rules the dark secrets you keep from other people, and any role behind the scenes where you get no credit. Normally this would not be a big deal but the Full Moon precedes a very challenging two years, commencing Christmas 2014, when I would prefer that whatever you are carrying is as light as possible. That is why you need to be super aware of who or what you are taking on in the name of secrecy, or perhaps invisibility (behind the scenes) around the time of that Full Moon on the 13th.

 

CHIRON IN PISCES
You are still amazed at how easily you got away with something involving the internet, the media, publishing or your other communique with the world. It happened last year, it was not your idea, but somehow it worked. Now you are becoming ever more adventurous and willing to see what is possible these days. Your time will come in June partly thanks to a person playing the go-between.

 

JUNO IN TAURUS
Juno is the asteroid we associate with wives and mothers and she describes the art of making a solid commitment, giving up freedom in the process. Juno is now circulating in your Fifth House, which rules pregnancy, your son or daughter, children’s charities, godchildren, young relatives and so on. What commitment will you make to the next generation in June? Or will you just walk away? You get security and comfort and status with Juno but you lose any real space.

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE IN CANCER
Perhaps this is related. Mercury, the planet which rules discussion and paperwork, is going backwards in your opposite sign of Cancer. This rules your former, current or potential partner. Also your enemy, rival or opponent. Ultimately this little episode with him (or her) will work out really well for you by July, when you can draw a line under it and write ‘The End’. However along the way you are going to see one chapter in June being rewritten once or twice.

 

YOUR WORKING DAY
Your working day, no matter if you are a full-time mother or a full-on professional, is going to be in a total state of flux in June so be aware of that. Mercury is retrograde in June and July, so no matter how much you imagine the project, plan, position or schedule is there to stay, it is going to hit human error, transport issues, bad weather, computer problems and the other usual bull excrement you expect from this cycle. Back yourself up and cover yourself.

 

 

 


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Aquarius: June 2014

THE EXHILARATION OF COMMUNICATION
Real communication, online or in a room, is no longer about the old way of operating. You must be shaking your head at how the past just concertina-squeezed itself behind you. In June you are given a bold chance to take everything you have been working towards with the internet, publishing, media or your voice in general – and to experiment with others who feel as you do.

YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR PLACE
Juno in Taurus tells you to commit to your house, apartment, home town, homeland, family or household in a very particular new way this month. If you don’t want to make that pledge you keep your space and freedom, and your spontaneity, yet you miss out on the obvious comfort zone being offered to you. This is your call. Some people really like this transit, others just reject it.

MERCURY RETROGRADE
There will be changes, delays or even total reversals involving what you are discussing in terms of the children, godchildren or young relatives. The youth related project or job. The relationship which may bring pregnancy or step-parenting. Cover yourself and don’t just assume anything as by the time Mercury has retraced his steps in July you could be looking at a very differens story.

 

LIFESTYLE DIRECTION
Your lifestyle, composed of the eight hours you play, sleep and work – is now under reconstruction. You will be beaming at the results in the second half of July and can sit back and review just how remarkable 2013-2014 has been. However, I have to warn you that you are going to hit more Mercury Retrograde along the way (see above for its effects) and although it all works out for you in terms of the big solution or opportunity you want for your lifestyle, you are going to have to deal with a state of suspended animation or a massive change.

 

THE SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON
Please make your judgement call about a group project, social network or old friend very carefully in the middle of June. The group may be a political party or a charity. The friend or the social network may be years old, even decades old. What we have here is a crossroads and the path you choose is crucial. Why? Because that leads to other paths of destiny which you must walk, the hard way, the long way around, in 2015 and 2016 so be a total realist about it.

 

THE MONEY, PROPERTY, POSSESSIONS, BUSINESS OR CHARITY
Quite frankly you’ve already pulled off a couple of major achievements in this department which still stun and amaze those who saw them happen. How on earth did you make it work? But you did and people let you do it. Now you are up for something else. Chiron in Pisces is urging you to become what others say has never been done before; is not permitted; is inconceivable. Why not have a go, if it’s not breaking the law and you’re not going to do it in the street and frighten the horses?

 


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Pisces: June 2014

SPENDING, SAVING, SELLING OR EARNING – YOUR WAY
When you first got onto this new path of yours a couple of years ago, maybe further back, there was no precedent. A few people may have experimented vaguely with what you were chasing, but effectively 2013-2014 has been about your own financial, business, property or charity discovery. And now you are being propelled to put some action behind the thoughts. Could be truly exciting!
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE INTERNET
The internet, the book world, the media or other venues for your voice, ideas or writing is on the line in June. Why is it on the line? Because you have to figure out the pros and cons of internet commitments, which cross over all these areas anyway. You are going to be offered something utterly seductive that would give you a certain something, in the community. Yet you would lose freedom. What will you choose? Because this is not the kind of commitment you can just ditch.

 

YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR PLACE – DELAYS
Your family, household, house, apartment, home town and homeland plans may be hurtling forwards at the moment, yet you are going to hit delays in June and July. One situation in particular will not move, then could actually run backwards. You are going to have to wait until the first half of July is behind you to know where you stand. So read the fine print to see what would happen if the renovation, property transaction, family diary date etc. did not go to plan.

 

THE NEXT GENERATION
The next generation born 20 years or more after you (or the relationships which bring it to your door) still spells excellent news for you. However you are also going to hit delays or reversals with one particular thing you are chasing, no matter if it’s the baby’s name on the certificate or the massive teen charity project. There are no givens or ‘sign off’ situations on this cycle so please allow for that in June or you will be tearing your hair out because you assumed something was in the bag when it just was not. Be particularly mindful of this with school paperwork or big-subject discussions with the potential father or mother of your child. This is a work in progress not the big final result.

 

THE SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON
You are up for a challenging career or university situation next year, and the year after that. Saturn is moving across the Midheaven of your chart which rules your industry, field, business or profession. Life is going to move very slowly. In order to give yourself the easiest possible ride, do not sign yourself up to something or someone which your sixth sense tells you would be very hard to live with long term, around the Full Moon. That’s slated to fall halfway through June.

CHIRON IN PISCES, YOUR OWN SIGN
This could be so enjoyable. Exhilarating, even. There is nothing quite like being a total maverick about matters of image, reputation, name, shape, style or profile. You have done pretty well with all your little experiments in the last two years but you ain’t seen nothing yet. Neither have they! By ‘they’ I mean the people around you; perhaps the system itself. Who are you, not to bend or break rules?

 



Copyright Jessica Adams/William Morris Entertainment/Curtis Brown 2014.
 

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