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Your April Horoscope

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Aries: April 2015

ARIES
YOUR RENAISSANCE AND REBIRTH

You really don’t need the complications of the Total Lunar Eclipse in your life, if you are committed to relaunching yourself. So do wait until this dramatic event is out of the way (it becomes most intense on Saturday 4th April) before you charge into decisions about your image or reputation near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, when the New Moon in Aries (your own sign) makes The New You a firm reality.  Skip the eclipse early on before the big push later! The Sun, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in your own sign make this a truly unusual month when you are not only the centre of attention, you can also articulate who and what you are – almost as if you were advertising your own brand. There is something of a forever statement being written about yourself, by yourself, with Psyche in your sign, Aries. What becomes a cameo portrait of yourself, online or elsewhere, will etch something  in time, that could only happen in April 2015, and that is your own independence. Whomever or whatever has trapped and confined you, in image or reputation terms, will fall away. It is no exaggeration to state that near the 18th your rebirth will be complete. You are not the person we thought we knew, but that’s perfectly fine and in a way, it’s rather exciting.

YOUR HEART
Your heart is the source of everything now unfolding with babies, children or young adults. This applies personally (you are a parent) or collectively (you are dealing with much younger people en masse). Of course, your heart is also involved in affairs, courtship and all kinds of passionate trysts. All this is fair game for the healing asteroids Panacea and Aesculapia and as early as Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction there is some kind of comeback, or dramatic return from the brink,  personally or emotionally. Jupiter, the planet of happy endings all round, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, and from 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and at this point you will realise how much of a milestone April is, when it comes to your emotional and personal life. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and particularly near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and the the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th,  it all becomes an excuse to enjoy yourself – nothing more, nothing less. Your heart may be invested in a pregnancy, child, or young adult. It may be invested in a youth project. Perhaps it belongs to a lover or to the courtship phase of a relationship. Even as late as April 29th and 30th, Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia in Leo conjure up images of you, taking a chair at some kind of emotional banquet. The great lesson of April is, never assume anything or anybody is ‘finished’ in your life. There never was an ending.

HOME, FAMILY, HOUSEHOLD, HOME TOWN, HOMELAND
The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the home, family and roots-centred sign of Cancer suggests you can enjoy yourself, at the same time that you protect the future.  Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, bringing out the most tremendous passion, then near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, you realise that all this deeper feeling is for a reason; it moves you to lock down, insure and guard some crucial aspect of your family, share household, home town, homeland, house or apartment so that you feel it’s all better protected for tomorrow.

MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, POSSESSIONS, CHARITY

On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops in Taurus, so very close to that date you will be offered a chance to get on board with a roll-your-sleeves-up answer to a deep question about your cash, company, house, apartment, belongings or good cause. It’s not a ‘me’ moment, it’s an ‘us’ moment and you must read the other person’s mind at that time.   After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April you can expect a truly crucial meeting, letter or piece of news, and probably some number to crunch. From Monday 20th April when the Sun also changes signs, you can use the feedback you get to make adjustments. Pay for the best advice you can afford in April as in the middle of the year Saturn will return to Scorpio, which rules more complex financial or property arrangements, and you will have several weeks of quite hard work; make it easier right now by using these current transits to assist yourself.  Very close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be the most decisive discussion, letter, e-mail or announcement in many months as your ruler Mars conjuncts Mercury. You are well-known for your occasional fist-clenched forays into Jeremy Clarkson and Russell Crowe territory – not to mention that flaming redhead,  Dame Vivienne Westwood. Try to sidestep the usual full Aries thrust at that point, though, as you need to talk, and be heard – and to listen and absorb. No head-crunching. Just number-crunching, if you can.

BOOKS, MEDIA, INTERNET, COMMUNICATION
After Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini it becomes clear that your projects, plans or technology depend on deepening the level of understanding with a key person, as being heard or read is about to become a matter for two people, not just one. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins her,  you begin to see serious light at the end of the tunnel. Near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) and also the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th you are in a fantastically memorable and colourful period, online and offline, when brilliant people and free spirits alike will help you craft the way you communicate in a way that resonates. Women in particular, and men in touch with their female side, will make the project, role or goal special. This applies no matter if you are using a PC, a Macintosh or scrawling ink on old parchment.


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Taurus: April 2015

TAURUS
CHANGING ON THE INSIDE

You will hear an awful lot about the Total Lunar Eclipse on Saturday 4th April from astrologers this month, and it falls in your Twelfth House, which describes the secrets you are keeping, the things you do behind closed doors, and the way you operate behind the scenes. The Twelfth House also rules more murky activities which you deliberately conceal even from lovers and good friends. Avoid that eclipse period for this role behind the scenes, or this tremendous secrets of yours,  as it’s notoriously hard to get anything up. However, the ground changes dramatically beneath your feet with your big cover-up job or your uncredited role, near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, on the New Moon. Not only that, Taurus, but also Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the mysterious Twelfth House of your chart suggest that what lies below the radar, and beneath the surface, has the power to change you world – but also to change its own shape along the way.  In other words, this is an exciting new version of what you never get any attention for, or perhaps what you do in tremendous confidence, or seclusion. Very few people – perhaps nobody – will have any idea about the impact as this is not something that is either particularly known, or even guessed at, by other people. For you, however, this is liberation on the inside. The revolution is internal in April.

PROPERTY, FAMILY, HOUSE AND HOME
Taurus, this is a month to see miracles bring back what (or whom) you had written off in terms of your house, apartment, home town, family, household and/or homeland. Panacea and Aesculapia are all about remedies and cures of every description, and whatever needs to be fixed will trigger the slow but ready turnaround you crave, near Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction. Jupiter, the bringer of improvement, enhancement and opportunity,  finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, and from 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and you will see your sense of belonging to a place (or to particular people) deepen, intensity and become ultimately more rewarding. It may be Williamsburg, Brooklyn or your ever-loving mother, but there is a potent reward waiting for all the faith you have shown in your sense of place, or your clan mentality.  From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th,  you have a clear run with these people, or this place,  which grounds and sustains you, like the roots of an old oak tree. A tremendously satisfying feeling of belonging is growing in your life by this point. Even as late as April 29th and 30th, Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia in Leo describe rich pleasure, no matter if you are reconnecting with the family tree and all its lush new possibility for the future, or absorbing the incredible feelgood factors that come from owning a particular street, room, garden, or pin on the map. Build this. Expand.

INTERNET, MEDIA, MULTIMEDIA, PUBLISHING
You have someone or something to admire, follow and be inspired by, either online or in the real world, this month. It should also be a tremendously self-indulgent time as the projects or the technology suggests the most luxurious feeling of abundance and enjoyment. The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the rather sensitive sign of Cancer, suggest a real breakthrough moment for your project, plans or computer life.  Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, and near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, also in Cancer, the story intensifies. You have a role model, mentor or maybe hero-worship figure when it comes to your way with words. To this we might add images and ideas – the stuff of modern multimedia – and all you have to do is look and love. Do something more with this; insure your communication for the future. It’s all possible.

YOU, YOU, YOU

On Friday 10th April Venus, your ruling planet, conjuncts Ops, in Taurus, which is of course your own sign. It’s all about You, You, You near that day, and someone else is part of the story – so it’s not a solo mission, even though it’s about your image, brand or look; another individual is intricately involved. After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April you can expect real breakthrough moments when you’re in discussion about yourself or attending to the Me Agenda via paperwork. From Monday 20th April when the Sun also changes signs to Taurus you will be up for a memorable period of recognition, publicity or self-promotion, complete by your birthday. Very close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be one of those wham-bam moments which are ultimately self-defining; at that point you realise this is who you are, and this is how you need to be seen. Mars will increase the pace so your Me Agenda will unfold with tremendous haste.

MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY, POSSESSIONS
The larger picture of your material or financial world is very heavy and has been rather difficult in recent months, Taurus, with wake-up calls and reality checks all over the place. You have coped, and coped well – and now here is a break, from Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins her,  and particularly near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) you have much to shift in your life. The  Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th motivate you and inspire you. It would be madness to suggest that the basic wallpaper is going to change. It’s the kind of financial or material background story that seldom does – but at least you can switch the atmosphere this month and ask good questions, and receive intelligent answers. A great deal of what you do now, will make November and December so much easier.


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Gemini: April 2015


FRIENDSHIP, SOCIAL MEDIA, GROUPS, PEOPLE POWER

Gemini, an eclipse conceals rather than reveals, as we all know, but you would be amazed at how many people still launch into big decisions at those odd moments on the calendar. If you can tick over with friends or groups until the Total Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) then you will be in the clear. An awful lot is going to change radically and dramatically near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, on that New Moon in your friendship and groups zone. Your ruler Mercury, is joined by Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in your house of the hive mind this month. Bee thinking – best described as bee open, bee ready, bee communal and bee communicative – is the key to April.  Some Gemini people will leave friends or groups which have trapped them. Others will join groups (rock bands or good causes, for example) which liberate them. Some will make entirely new friendships which are exhilarating and liberating.  Others will epically revolutionise the old group or friendship to get more space. Gemini is a sign that can be purely social, or change the world with her collective thinking and gift for communication. Do you want to change the world with people now? You can. You are reaching a point in your endlessly inventive, original and innovative approach to the art of group psychology and friendship when a logical conclusion must be reached. You might also call this a peak moment. A defining few days. Enjoy the rush.

REACHING PEOPLE
You were born to reach people with your projects, your ideas, your voice, your gift for images, or your talent for language. Some powerful asteroids and planets are lining up this sector of your horoscope in April. Close to Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction you will realise just what resurrection, revival, restoration and repair mean – in the context of being heard and read.  Everything old can be new again at this point or you may bring a project, or even a piece of technology, back from the brink. Jupiter, the planet of benign solutions and impressive expansion, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, and from 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and what happens with your voice – across all mediums and media – is nothing short of miraculous. What (or whom) you had assumed was as ‘deceased’ as Monty Python’s parrot will rise, squawking, from the cage rather like a brilliantly coloured phoenix from the flames. This makes the most tremendous difference to your internet existence, or to other mediums and platforms you use to be heard or read.  From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, followed by the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction near the 20th,  it’s all total delight and self-indulgence. A word banquet. A visual feast. Right near April 29th and 30th,  with Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia, you’ll be convinced that almost anything in your life – via computer, phone, microphone or fountain pen – can turn big wheels. Most of all, Gemini – nothing was ever ‘over.’

MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, POSSESSIONS, CHARITY
Let’s talk money, honey. Who and what do you admire, and what might amount to copycat tactics as a sincere form of flattery? The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the rather canny sign of Cancer. – suggest you could do a lot worse than repeat the successful approach to finance, companies, property, retail, collectables or good causes exemplified by others.  Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, and near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, the story intensifies. What are you going to do to protect the future? Because, with these asteroids, it’s seldom been quite so much fun. The mood with shopping, business, retail, renting (or owning) property and all the rest is in direct contrast to December 2014, January 2015 which was so intense you had to fan yourself. April feels and looks different, and you could take a serious tip from those who do this so well, no matter if you are inspired by a philanthropist, a business brain or a savvy accountant.

WHAT YOU HIDE – WHAT LIES BENEATH

Near Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, in a rather unseen and sometimes downright secretive area of your chart, Gemini. Mercury your ruler changes signs on Tuesday 14th April to set the agenda with even more detail, and then near Monday 20th April it’s all up for inspection; the part you play without any recognition; the things you conceal from people around you; the things beneath the floorboards. Very close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be a real moment of truth with all this. The Twelfth House of your chart, described by the sign of Taurus, is associated with what is mysterious, submerged, unseen and unknown. And you have a decision to make. What is the song from under the floorboards you need to sing? Because you’ll certainly be singing it.

YOU, YOU, YOU
Your image or personality projection – your reputation or appearance – becomes a matter for others near Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins her,  there is a sense of a two-way street and perhaps it is your hairdresser – perhaps it is your personal trainer – maybe it is your publicist – but the Me Agenda is a We Agenda from that point. Maybe it’s just your internet profile, Gemini, but it’s a duet. Best of all there is a solution for you, with all this. Near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) and a little later, at the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th, you have some really intriguing decisions to make about your name or face. Women in particular will be a source of brilliance and wisdom near those dates, or a man who knows his female side extremely well. Ask some searching questions.


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Cancer: April 2015


YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY
An eclipse is best avoided for a Cancerian hell-bent on going her own way professionally, academically or with non-profit work. You are ruled by the Moon, as you know, and Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th April, Sunday 5th April will hide more than it shows you; all the more reason to assume some kind of cover-up or just missing information. However – once you have let the eclipse moment pass – near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, when the Moon joins the Sun, you can take all the strands from the last 12 months and pull them together.  New project, new plan, new role, new position? New company, new business, new status? It really depends on just how radical you are prepared to be, but just because The Sun, New Moon, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus are all in your success zone does not mean an instant outcome. This has been evolving for an awfully long time, as you have heard a very different kind of music in your chosen field, industry or business. You have been marching to the beat of a different drummer as a result, and April is momentous because you have to now declare yourself. As the song declares, you can go your own way (Mick Fleetwood is definitely a rather different kind of drummer) and that means ignoring those who are rejecting you because they are too frightened; too stuck; too stale; too entrenched in the past.  This may be your boss, colleague, lecturer or client – or it may be the entire field you operate in. You are at your most inventive and innovative now, Cancer, but you must be prepared to defend what you are doing, because not only are you utterly transforming what success and status mean to you, the horoscope now suggests you are wildly affecting your own corner of your profession, workplace, business or chosen subject. Some individuals, organisations, departments or corporations will be genuinely threatened by this, which is an awfully good sign. Keep going. You need to make the years 2015-2016 a unique statement on your C.V. when you did so much more than duty or a particular job description demanded. So much more, in fact, that you break new ground. The sense of liberation and exhilaration will be tremendous now and the 6th-10th will shift a great deal; just slide past that dodgy eclipse. It always conceals more than it reveals.

FINANCIAL AND MATERIAL MIRACLES
Very close to Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction, you will see profound solutions, remedies and turnarounds with your business interests, bank account, house, investment, company, apartment, collectables or good cause.  Jupiter, the planet of sweeping win-win-win answers, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, and from 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and that is really when the universe will begin challenging your assumptions about use-by dates. Nothing and nobody is ‘over’ by that point.  These asteroids are serious stuff; to the Romans they were life-savers and miracle-workers in the form of Gods and Goddesses. To you, they are big timing devices in your chart which will restart, resume, repair or restore. You will be better off as a result, in the full meaning of the phrase.  Near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, and as late as April 29th and 30th, when Bacchus conjuncts Panacea and Aesculapia, you realise cash can’t buy fun. This is perhaps rather deeper than fun, though. What you are experiencing near those dates, on a financial or lifestyle level, suggests the deepest and most luxurious kind of self-indulgence. Abandon yourself to the moment but remember: until August anyway, Jupiter is the gift that goes on giving and most of all now, you need to capitalise on what is being given to you on a plate.

BACCHUS, HYGEIA, APOLLO, CUPIDO IN CANCER
The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction in Cancer close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in your sign – tell you to focus on your appearance or reputation. Your name or face. Your style or shape. Your projected internet personality (that flickering hologram that other people really assume is you).  Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in this sign, and near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, also in Cancer, you will realise just how much can be done in a little over a week. This second week of April is about protecting the way you look and appear for the future, rather like holding an umbrella over yourself. It is also very much about understanding how crucial the packaging is. The way you are seen is a big deal in April. And you will be assisted in some kind of long-term insurance or shielding.

FRIENDS AND GROUPS

The story with your friend, or the group, goes something like this. Near 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, so you will be in a position to really work a friendship (rather like a marriage or a seriously passionate affair) and also to understand the fact that a group can function like a person. Wrangling this intriguing creature – the group mind – is part of the process, if you want to see a happy ending. And of course you could be wrangling your friendship too. After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April, you can expect The Talk or The News or The Letter or The Email. It may happen on or off social media but it will sort out a great deal very quickly. From Monday 20th April when the Sun also changes signs, you get to see your gift for friendship and for group thinking very clearly. You can update yourself and improve yourself, and enhance the relationship with these people as well. This brings us to Wednesday 22nd April or very close to it,  when what you hear, read or discuss is momentous. April is a kind of rapid life update no matter if you are intensely social, internet social (Twitter) or you harness people power through a tribe to change the world. What you need to know, you will.

WHAT YOU HIDE
What you hide or do without credit is also a big deal in April, Cancer.  After Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini you will have to focus on a dark secret, a cover-up job or an uncredited effort. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus, and near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) it’s game on. You will need to squirrel away more time and space for yourself near these dates because of your tremendous secret, or the role you are playing behind the scenes.  The Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th suggest tremendous breakthroughs, either in your relationship with yourself (so personal it’s only fit for  diary) or your relationship with a confidante (if you are actually sharing this).


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Leo: April 2015


CARVING OUT NEW INTELLECTUAL, SPIRITUAL OR GEOGRAPHICAL TERRITORY
Leo, you are not the first person to attempt this particular pathway in 2015, intellectually, geographically or spiritually. Clive James did London before you. Scientists like Fred Hoyle explored the universe before you. Anthropologists like Margaret Mead did Samoa before you. Wherever you are going with your particular journey, you won’t be the first! And yet – you are taking this trip, or this head trip, in your own way, articulating it in your own words, or using unique images to make your point – perhaps poring over the map in a rather unique way. This suggests a brilliantly original approach and also makes your achievements as a student, teacher, internet user, traveller, world citizen, writer or publisher so satisfying as what you are doing carries your signature so clearly. You are not doing this for others, though. You are doing it for yourself, Leo. Online or in the real world, you want more – and have wanted more for months – thus, rejecting what you find to be tired, ordinary, limiting or just plain wrong when it comes to education, academia, travel, foreign nationalities, regional differences or publishing.  All of this is now moving beyond a mere idea or philosophy, into something that can be touched, seen, known and used. This makes the book, trip, website, new location, course or foreign connection all too vividly real and confronting in April, but perhaps you are ready for a strong confrontation with your own objectives. You have been on the freedom trail with your special subject, favoured corner of the map, digital pathway or academic outlet for a long time. April reminds you (especially from the 6th-10th and near the stunning New Moon near the 18th) how far you have come and what you must now do. Having come so many miles (or head miles) can you really now sit on your hands? The time, place and people are in pole position for you. Just get past the eclipse first, hovering near the 4th in an ominous fashion, as it will conceal rather more than it reveals. Once you can see clearly, though, Leo, it looks as though April is the crucial month to take your little personal revolution onto the next level. It is already bigger than you had imagined or realised but don’t be too concerned with that. Just keep going. Those who understand your beliefs, your urge to explore or wander, or your mindset will fall in with you. And you will achieve the kind of independence that the universe wanted you to have all along. You have resisted this – heaven knows why – but it’s time to be free.

REBORN LEO
It’s only your persona or image, but it matters. It matters so much that you have repeatedly found yourself viewing your life as if you were a brand of soup (Andy Warhol was a Leo) or some kind of mobile internet face (Madonna is also a Leo). Now you see the point of what you have been intuitively feeling and thinking for a long time. The surface matters as much as the substance and it does some extremely hard work for you! Without the correct surface textures, and flavours and colours, your projected image can really never serve you as it should. You can be the most delicious ice-cream in the world underneath, but you are nothing without strong presentation or packaging. What happens in April brings something or someone, so crucial to your reputation or appearance, back from the point of no return, Leo. Is there something about your name or face which is merely a flicker of its former self? Or which you considered dead and buried? Well, miracles happen. Resurrections occur. Revivals can take place, even in circumstances which cynical people might dismiss. From the 6th-30th Leo rises again. Relaunch the renaissance, and reboot the reborn face or name that you know – in your heart – can do more for you than practically anything else. It’s Leo month! Jupiter is direct in your sign! His miracle-working family of asteroids are also clustering in Leo, suggesting quite a remarkable time for Me, Me, Me and you are well within your rights to make yourself or others some kind of promise near the 18th of April. Sign it in your moisturiser or aftershave or make sure it’s etched permanently on the internet.

THE CANCER STELLIUM
Weirdly, considering you are so out there, upfront and impossible to miss in April – you must also operate behind the scenes, Leo, without any credit or attention whatsoever – or carefully guard the most tremendous secret. The Cancer stellium suggests  big wheels are turning in the unseen and barely understood areas of your life, or own unconscious mind. To give you an idea of what this might involve, consider astral travel or the soul, or spirit. Beyond that, consider the secrets you keep, or what you do at a great distance. With Bacchus in Cancer, one sign behind your own, you seem positively intoxicated by sneaking around in the shadows, covering things up, or doggedly labouring without any actual acknowledgement.

THE TAURUS STELLIUM AND SUCCESS
Once a year your ruler the Sun changes signs to Taurus, and the spotlight goes on your achievements, position, performance and ambition. This year the mix is rather complex, like a fascinating cocktail mixed by the cosmos. Not only the Sun, but also Venus, Ops and Mercury are in the mix. Firstly, your success is about two people who know how to sing a duet together. Secondly, it’s about trusting a solution even when things look tough. Thirdly, it’s about talk, talk, talk. In fact, you will talk your way into a landmark agreement or decision as April closes, Leo.

FRIENDS, GROUPS, TRIBES, TEAMS
This is a most intriguing month for female friendships in particular and any kind of tribal situation where the feminine mindset prevails. The asteroid Minerva is driving this, and if you go to Rome today you will see gigantic statues of Minerva, with her owl, as a tribute to this very particular kind of female intelligence. Owls may or may not track you down a la Harry Potter now, but you will certainly be in the right kind of wise company. There is more to this than just girl power, vive Geri Halliwell (a Leo like yourself). This is about shifting mountains in your life by refusing to be flashy, obvious or too 20th century male, in your thinking. The friendship or group offers you so much more than that.  The presence of the asteroid Diana in your house of groups (the hive mind) and chums, also suggests social situations and friendships where it’s all about the space. The most intoxicating and tempting outcome in April would be a mighty goal achieved by pure people power and female-think. Even on a trivial level, Twitter will be re-energised.


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Virgo: April 2015


FREEDOM’S JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR…WHAT?

You actually had no idea just how tied down you were until April, Virgo. Money, shopping, business, rent, loans, investments and all the rest of it can be a subtle net. Sure – in your own way you have been trying to do things differently since 2013, but it may not actually be until you are presented with the most exciting, liberating options in April, that you realise how boxed in you were. It may feel exactly like that moment that you catch your skirt on the escalator on a major shopping trip, only to be snipped free by a salesperson and offered some kind of free reward. In other words, Virgo, there are some highly unusual ways to own, earn or owe at the moment. The thing is, April is radically different. It unfolds in a rush, over a few days, and you simply will not place the same value on things afterwards.  If you can just wait until the Total Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) then you will have the exact detail you need, or a clearer idea of the numbers.  What happens with everything you own, owe or earn near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April,  on the New Moon lets you know – that was then, this is profoundly now, now, now.  The Sun, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the Eighth House of your chart suggest a peak moment in your ongoing revolution. You knew it would come to this (or something like this) eventually, and part of you is enjoying that confrontation with old, old dinosaur values and ancient, creaking, T-Rex ways of earning, banking, accumulating, hoarding, doing business – and all the rest. As long as nobody actually gets chased around a kitchen by your snapping raptor jaws, everything will be fine. Do make the changes nice and snappy, though. You’ve waited long enough to be free and this time liberty won’t cost. You can become financially independent, if that’s the goal. Why wait?

WHAT NOBODY SEES OR KNOWS
So much activity in Leo, so much under the surface, Virgo! Near Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction and particularly from 11th April when Jupiter and Aesculapia are finally both moving forward in Leo, you are on your way with everything you cover up, or everything you do behind the scenes. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, too, it’s really clear to you that you were quite right to believe this concealed area of yourself or your life would reward you. April is all systems go for this clandestine part you play or this invisible part of yourself.  Near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, followed by developments near April 29th and 30th,  when Bacchus conjuncts Panacea and Aesculapia, you will be utterly vindicated in your quest for a better version of your secret life, or a bigger version of what nobody ever gives you credit for. You have had a couple of really positive developments since July last year,  with what you hide; what nobody sees or knows. Now you will go to the next level. What is submerged, below the surface, under the radar or utterly mysterious about yourself or your world is ripe for harvesting and now that the asteroids are busy, a miraculous revival or comeback will occur. What or whom you assumed was over, or on the way out, will be restored to you. When in doubt, Virgo, always focus on the internal this month, not the external, as it’s your hidden self and life that produces miracles.

FRIENDSHIPS AND TRIBES
The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – and near Tuesday 7th April  the Bacchus conjunction to Cupido, suggest you may want to stick closely to your friends and tribes, Virgo. Near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, you realise that imitating or being ‘inspired by’ people is actually flattering for the recipients. It makes the wheels turn in your social life, with your friend, or among particular collectives and communities. A political party? A rock band? A Twitter tribe? They all qualify. You may have heard of the Roman Bacchanalia in history. You have your own version of a sumptuous feast or wild procession in April. Big party? Hedonistic celebration? Apollo suggests some kind of leading figure at the feast or in front of the big march. Cupido suggests tremendous passion and desire, and that always makes your social life more interesting. Should you collectively share a group goal, you will be amazed at how tribal thinking entertains, diverts and distracts you. It’s rather like The Beatles chasing success in the 1960s only to realise that you can do all that, and still have time to float around in a swimming pool with a cocktail on a blow-up dinosaur.

FOREIGN AND REGIONAL CONNECTIONS

Look across your country and across the world for really intriguing developments, Virgo – these foreign or regional shifts will greatly assist what you are trying to do with your book, web venture, course, workshop, move or trip. On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, and then your ruler Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April with straight-up news or plans, to follow in the wake of what is an intriguing new association or relationship. After Monday 20th April it’s all up for inspection by others, no matter if you are travelling or travelling in the mind. This curious scrutiny helps you see your travel, publishing, foreign or educational agenda from the outside looking in, and that’s priceless. Near Wednesday 22nd April there will be one of those table-banging moments when you just have to reply, or sign, or start the ball rolling. A trip or head trip is the likely result of April, no matter if you are a born explorer; an internet explorer; a writer, publisher, student of life or mentor.  It won’t change your life but it will change the rest of 2015.

SUCCESS
Success is a two-way street and a dual carriageway after Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini.  You will become one half of your own version of Sonny and Cher, French and Saunders or Bonnie and Clyde. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus,  you are on your way in terms of your chosen field, industry or business.  There is a solution, Virgo! Near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) and again near the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th,  you will be seriously inspired in your career, or perhaps at university or in the unpaid work sector. There is a particularly feminine mindset out there. for you to use this month.  It’s not flashy or showy, but it’s exceedingly clever and a woman who is widely admired, or a man who is powerfully in touch with his female side, will motivate you. The second half of April is really decisive in terms of the advice you receive and the answers you find. Your project, plan or role becomes so much more than what you are handed by the fates; it becomes a vehicle for learning, growing and expanding. This incredible duet you are playing in your chosen field, industry or business is part of that growth. Do all you can in April, Virgo, as it will simplify your life in the middle of the year.


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Libra: April 2015


HIM (OR HER) AND YOU, YOU, YOU

Have you consciously uncoupled in the last year or two, like your fellow Libra G.Paltrow? Or are you under the eiderdown with a peculiar bedfellow, like Libra Prime Minister David Cameron and his Liberal Democrat other half,  Nick Clegg? There are so many variations on this theme and you know them all. Along the way, the last couple of years have introduced you to a rejection dance with this person, or even with an entire conga line of them. It may be fair to say that you have been creating some of the rejections yourself, Libra. Nobody really enjoys that feeling of being ignored or put on the sidelines, especially when a former, current or potential partner is concerned. It can be even worse if you have  had a genuine enemy or opponent! Nevertheless, the savvy thing to do in April is to admit that the rejection or distancing began with you, an awfully long time ago, and it’s not so much others sidelining you, as their response to your own big push away. . April’s changes are not so much about the person – he or she who matters so much – it is about the institution they represent to you and your great need to leave it behind. This may be a particular definition of marriage, common law marriage, the business of internet dating, political partnership, work partnership or business partnership. Your chart suggests you are moving right away, quite radically, from outdated and irrelevant notions of what two people should be to each other.  This also applies to Libra people who are separated or divorced; why should you not have a particularly radical reinvention of the alchemy with your old partner, if you wish? If you can wait until the Total Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) then you will be more enlightened near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, when it’s all change for the future at the New Moon.  By this stage it all seems to be about your opposite number or your opponent. Note: his or her personality is just a distraction from the real issue, which is your need to do things your way; to be free; to break a few chains you may never have fully understood were shackling you quite so much. It’s about him or her, sure, but it’s also about your own quest for something different which overturns every entrenched idea you had about what ‘two’ should mean, last century.

THE DELICATE ART OF SOCIAL BONDING
You are an air sign, Libra, and they circulate. You fan the atmosphere, delicately and lightly, which is why you have historically been associated with so many little groups, tribes and teams in your career and why you have found that friendships and groups can function almost like relationships for you. All this will be brought home to you again in April. Near Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction, and near Wednesday 8th April, and 11th April, there is a real feeling of forward thrust. What did not move as it should with the friend or group will start to shift. This makes a difference to your social circle,  but it also makes a spectacular difference to your enjoyment of life. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and near  Saturday 18th April and later – very close to April 29th and 30th – it’s clear this is a feast of enjoyment. There are rich pickings to be had when you understand the way wheels turn within a group, and just how fruitful and abundant a seriously good friendship can be. When you crack that (and you will) you crack everything. Pursue the sports team, the society, the club, the association, the party. Be the friend everyone wants to have in her address book. These people have no agenda. They were born lucky and they approach you with a certain largesse. They spread the joy around.

YOUR EVEREST AND YOUR MOUNT KILIMANJARO
Where is your mountain top? Where is the peak? The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the rather emotional sign of Cancer – present you with a C.V. episode that actually touches your soul. This is way more than another notch on your Linked In entry.  Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, and near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, there is a sense that success is self-indulgence and pure pleasure, but it is also a way of using the moment to protect the future. What (and who) circulates in your chosen field, industry or business near those dates is not just designed to enhance your lust for life, it is also there to remind you that now you are hovering at the top of your Everest or Kilimanjaro, you really must do something more than quaff the champagne. Plan the next expedition. And secure this one.

MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY, COLLECTABLES, VALUABLES

On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops,  who was discovered in the same year that Britain began her slow climb back to stability after the Winter Of Discontent. There is the most tremendous feeling of sturdy hope and steely, determined optimism about your finances near that date, and this could be extended to your property, possessions, business or charity. After Tuesday 14th April the paperwork is in motion. Near Monday 20th April it all becomes a tremendous source of curiosity for others, and two days later, near Wednesday 22nd April, the signature or agreement will roll. Do all you can this month. You have a replay of particular financial, property or business issues from the end of last year to come, halfway through this year. Whatever you can do now to solidify agreements, secure compromises and look to a brighter future will truly reward you. Saturn is coming back to Scorpio in mid 2015 and of course this will bring some flashback to the hard work of 2013 or 2014, financially. What so many astrologers ignore, though, is that Saturn had an optimistic, productive and triumphant wife and her name was Ops. It is Ops who is steering your money chart in April and if you go with a rather practical strategy, it will pre-empt Saturn later this year. Make this the month you shore up the future and do yourself a large favour.

TRAVEL, PUBLISHING, FOREIGNERS, THE WEB, EDUCATION
Expand your intellectual, spiritual or geographical horizons with someone who understands. The stage is set after Saturday 11th April when Venus, your ruler, changes signs to Gemini. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins her,  you are on your way, as there are answers and high hopes, where before there was – a blank space. The trip, book, website, foreign connection or particular course/workshop in question is utterly crucial from that point forward. Near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) and later, at the  Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th, you only have to ask, and you shall receive. In Bath, England, the Romans once prayed to Minerva for answers. You can still see their Latin prayers etched in stone. Nothing so esoteric here; just the useful appearance or reappearance of people who really know their stuff.  Nothing could be more welcome when you travel, or travel in the mind, as you will see in the final seven days of April.


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Scorpio: April 2015


BREAKING NEW GROUND, TURNING THINGS AROUND

Scorpio, some surprising help – you could call it Extreme Cosmic Assistance – in March has made you tremendously hopeful about an exhilarating new way to work, yet also do your duty by others.  Call it a radical new way to be of service. You could include your service to yourself in this statement, as you do not exist merely above the neck – of course -  and your body has become a priority in this current cycle. What is really exciting about April is the tremendous rush of energy over just a few days – this will certainly liberate you and those around you, in your chosen field, profession or industry. If you can just wait until the Total Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) then you will be in the clear. Near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, you benefit from the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the Sixth House of your chart, which describes your sense of service, duty to others on a daily basis and your work ethic. Beyond that, of course, there are questions to answer about how your body serves your mind. Cog in the machine? Absolutely not. New machine? Absolutely correct.  In fact, deconstructing and reconstructing the machinery of your daily life might be the best way of all to use the trends around you in April. You have no idea just how liberated you could be and how utterly inventive and innovative you can also be, in the particular speciality or line of expertise you have made your own. And it’s the whole package. It’s a lifestyle.  You will soon be free to reinvent the way you carve up the 24 hours in each day.

UP, UP, UP
Up you go, higher and higher, in a system or structure which was made for you to conquer, no matter if you are hankering after a particular kind of place in the world, or a new world to make your own. You can be professional about this – Scorpio people always are – but the truth is,  the vindication of your own faith and belief in yourself, from April through to August, will be an intensely personal matter.  You are an emotional water sign and this is about feelings, as much as it’s about ambition. After a rather peculiar period when everything was amazing potential without actual delivery,  the package can be unwrapped. Some powerful asteroids and planets are lining up in Leo in April. Panacea and Aesculapia, those two famous helpers and healers, join Jupiter, the bringer of growth and expansion – and from Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, it’s basically a banquet to enjoy. Success is something you define, not other people. Not only are you now in a position to be wildly experimental when it comes to your daily routine and lifestyle, you are now in a position to ‘marry’ a special project, role or goal, near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and certainly by the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, when you find the situation irresistible. It’s like refusing good champagne. Status is status, achievement is achievement, but sometimes ambition is just a matter of luxuriating in what comes naturally and easily, as you will see around the 20th. Even as late as April 29th and 30th, when we see Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia in Leo (respectively), there is this jaunty little theme song from Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines playing in the background. Up, up, up, uppity up. Everything you have been doing, pays off. If you need an exit, there is an exit. If you need an entry, there is an entry. Even a re-entry is available to you.

UNEXPLORED NEW TERRITORY
Unexplored new territory in the library, across the internet, or across the map is calling you now as the heavenly bodies begin to circulate through the Ninth House of your horoscope, which describes your hunger to absorb and exchange knowledge, and know more of the world.  This will be brought home to you by the deeply pleasurable Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all triggering your broadest intellectual, spiritual or geographical horizons.  Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in this area of your chart, then near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, you realise there is a benign cosmic conspiracy. You are positively being shoehorned out of a rut.  The book, the course, the website, the trip, the regional or foreign connection – it all makes perfect sense. And who knew that so much could happen, in just the first eleven days of April? You could feel the thrill and  simply get on with your life, of course, but you may prefer to use the cycles of the asteroid Hygeia to practise the maxim ‘Prevention is better than cure’ and apply some kind of guard, shield or insurance to what matters so much to you. Lock in this fascinating future.

OPPONENTS, OPPOSITE NUMBERS AND YOU

Who is your former, current or potential partner? Who is your opponent or opposition? He or she is utterly key this month. On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, and it’s all about the power of two, no matter if it’s two against one, or you plus her (or him) in the interests of seamless harmony. The Seventh House of your chart, which is where we find all this activity, describes the need to balance the scales between two people or two sides, no matter if the connection is romantic, purely business or entrenched in differences and conflict. This month is about weighing those scales. After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April it’s time to talk seriously or sign, then from Monday 20th April it’s time to see the two of you, as the outside world does too. This kind of objectivity can be truly useful when you are rethinking aspects of a partnership, marriage, one-on-one relationship or even a dispute. Near Wednesday 22nd April there will be a time of total reckoning. And it could only happen now. This will make the biggest long-term difference to how you see he or she who matters so much, but also very much how you see yourself.

MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, POSSESSIONS, CHARITY
The bigger picture of your financial or material world is so unremittingly heavy, Scorpio. Yet you also have little breaks in the astrological weather in April, when much can be done. Near Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini you realise it’s a two-way street. This is going to be a relationship of sorts, between two people who must do as much as possible with the numbers before 4th May, when a period of changes or delays will begin.  For the duration of April, what you have here is a waltz for two around the calculator or the business – maybe the home, actual money or possessions too.  From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus, do believe in a winning outcome despite the rather heavy financial background noise you have been living with since Christmas.  Near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) and later on, at the  Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th, you will have answers. Try to sign off on as much as possible before May begins, as Mercury’s retrograde shadow will commence then and when the planet of discussion, paperwork, digital agreements and meetings moves backwards, so does life itself.


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Sagittarius: April 2015


YOUR HEART

Sagittarius, your heart may be tied to a baby, child or young adult.  To a youth project or younger demographic. Perhaps it is tied to a lover, pure and simple, or to the romantic and sexual elements of a permanent relationship. Do bear in mind that your heart is on an escalator in April and it is being moved away from the past. At one point you may feel the escalator accelerate, but hang on and move with it. These transits positively encourage brave acceptance of radical new directions and if you try to catch the step below your own and walk backwards, or even hang on for dear life, you will go nowhere fast. Try to embrace and work with what is happening to you as a parent, godparent, aunt, uncle or grandparent. As someone who is concerned with a junior generation. As a lover. Just remember to get past the Total Lunar Eclipse first (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) as very little will be clear or detailed then, and you may prefer to bide your time, where your heart is concerned. Pick up the story near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, when the full impact of the New Moon, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the Fifth House of your chart sinks in.  By that stage, you can’t really pin anything on those who don’t understand or can’t keep up, emotionally or mentally, as you started this dynamic of rejecting and being rejected years before.  This has necessitated a total and dramatic reshaping of your relationships or your feelings about the next generation and what it should mean to you.  You’ve pushed away whom (or what) you see as dated, tired or stuck. In turn, you have yourself been rejected. Go with it in April, and understand Uranus cycles are always like this – the push and pull is part of the revolution that you and others absolutely need to have. April 2015 moves you on up, higher, further and faster with love, or the world of a junior generation, than you may have anticipated, but do try to see that the universe is just giving you what you logically should have expected, and in fact were always seeking. Anyone else who is also prepared to cleave towards genuine progress, with all the tremendous freedom, space and exciting possibility that involves, will also meet you halfway or come to your party. This applies emotionally, spiritually and psychologically.  Don’t let anybody or anything prevent change.

MIRACLES AND TURNAROUNDS
Sagittarius, expect miracles and turnarounds with your trip, relocation, book, course, workshop, website or foreign connection. You thought something or someone was over, or fading fast? Not so. Some powerful asteroids and planets are lining up in Leo in April. Panacea and Aesculapia are all about resurrection – even when it seems unlikely or downright impossible – and as as early as Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction you will see a rebirth phase with your journey, move, publishing agenda, university commitment or foreign involvement. Jupiter, the planet ruling your sign, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, again assisting you with a turnaround and near 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct – so everything accelerates for you as a traveller, teacher, explorer, student of life, mentor,  writer, publisher, internet citizen or world citizen. Perhaps a combination of these, as so many Sagittarians tend to live online. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, and the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, you come into your own. You will make the commitment – in fact, you will love the commitment. This is about the wholesale expansion of your intellectual, geographical or spiritual horizons and it has been an awfully long time coming despite your best efforts. Even as late as April 29th and 30th, when Bacchus conjuncts Panacea and Aesculapia there is every suggestion of total self-indulgence. Between now and August you will come into your own as you were born to explore. Sagittarius is associated with intellectual, spiritual and geographical exploration, more than any other sign.

MONEY AND THE MATERIAL WORLD
Enjoy the shift now, with the bank, your business interests, your property, charity or possessions. The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the self-protective and canny sign of Cancer – suggests it is time to think about the future and do something proactive about it, too. Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in this sign, and near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, you realise just how important it is to seize the day. It is not enough (near these dates) to be inspired, or to be motivated, or even to just enjoy what comes. You also have to harness the energy to do something resolute about insuring the rest of 2015 and beyond. The chance will be there.

YOUR DAILY WORKLOAD

There are solutions at work, university or in the volunteer sector and they are strong solutions. On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, showing you the way.  After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April the phone rings, or the e-mail arrives – or maybe the media carries the news. In any case you have something to act on, and you are quite right to be optimistic, despite the obvious seriousness of one situation. Near Monday 20th April and Wednesday 22nd April it’s pretty clear; you have to make a final choice for the month. If your body prevents you from working, you can count those time frames listed above in terms of your doctor, healer, trainer, dietitian and so on – see the tunnel, see the light, make the choices. Ops has her name hidden in the word optimism and this asteroid is a powerful timing device. She is associated with satisfying outcomes – not necessarily big, dumb, happy endings – but the delivery of complete answers. You will now see this happen with your daily workload or your body, in a chain of useful events.

FORMER, CURRENT AND POTENTIAL PARTNERS
Yet more evidence that your heart is on an escalator in April comes near Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini, your opposite sign. This describes your former, current or potential partner – but also opponents, enemies and rivals.  From Monday 13th April when Ops joins her,  there is an enriching ending – not a madly ecstatic one, but a fulfilling one.  Near Thursday 16th April at the Diana-Minerva conjunction, the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th you will see just how many solutions can come in a short space of time. Diana is a key symbol. Goddess of the hunt, she was fiercely independent and free – liberated and private – passionate and yet very much her own person,  who wanted and got her space. You have some powerful questions to answer about this kind of space, very close to the last week of April. This applies to you and your former, current or potential partner, but also to any individual who is against you. You will be stunned by the deep wisdom of one answer, no matter if it is given to you, or channelled to you by Minerva herself.


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Capricorn: April 2015


YOUR HOME, FAMILY, HOME TOWN, HOUSEHOLD, HOMELAND

Beyond the actual roof over your head, Capricorn, there is the question of the larger space to which you belong – your village, town or city – your particular part of the world -  and the kinsfolk, relatives, or locals with whom you identify.  Learn to love what shakes your world, or who shakes your world, because it will set you free,  if you seize the day in April, and your horoscope suggests that even you (with all your innovations and inventions) are quite unaware of just how confined you were. This is not just about the walls and floors, or even your place on the map. It goes beyond a particular relative or flatmate, too – or the locals. Once the Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) and a rather patchy period has passed you by, you can pursue changes near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, as the New Moon, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the Fourth House collude, and create a new world for you. On the most epic scale there will be a brand new relationship with your country, roots, culture and heritage. Circumstances suit you. The times move with your soul – and for once, you feel in synch with radical change, because it’s all you have been chasing. Perhaps you should finally admit this is a revolution and put the right label on it. Certainly there are others who see you approach in those rather exciting terms! On a small scale, if you have kept your life very low-key and unambitious in terms of your family, house, flat, household or home town – you can expect destiny to shake things up.  Uranus is the key player in all of this and he wants change even if you don’t.  There will be news, letters, calls, e-mails – and a go-between. There will be a fresh start and a forever statement. Most of all, though, you have to embrace what you started, in your head, because it’s a revolution whose time has come and you need to own it. Everything you were up to in the last year or two was essentially about this anyway and the people who are really attuned to progress – exhilarating, intoxicating progress – will support you. By May your notion of belonging to a particular place or people will be brand new. You’ve been so independent to date – virtually out on your own – but anyone who is meant to take the ride with you through 2015, 2016 and beyond will now come forward to support you.

CASH, POSSESSIONS, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY
Look to events around Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction for clues about resurrection, rebirth, resuscitation and a Frankenstein moment when the quivering wreckage of something you assumed was over, or on its way out, leaps back to life.  It may be a cash source, a precious possession, a business asset or an entire property – or share. Jupiter, the planet of sweeping solutions and opportunities finally turns direct in Leo, a rather generous sign, on Wednesday 8th April, again assisting you. Days later, around 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and what you had assumed was ancient history about the deal, the account, the cash, the collectables, the house, the flat or the good cause is now an entirely new chapter. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, you can make the most pleasurable commitment and by the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, you’re loving every moment of this heaven-sent period of expansion, new hope, growth and tremendous empire building. As the month ends, near April 29th and 30th, Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia in Leo (respectively), suggests that you should be grateful for the largesse from particular people or large organisations or departments. Even the universe itself deserves a sincere note of thanks, as fate herself could orchestrate anything from an interest rate cut to a rather useful change in currency values. Believe and receive.

OPPOSITE NUMBERS OR OPPONENTS
The Seventh House of your horoscope is ruled by Cancer.  This is a water sign, rather emotional and it tends to point to need, on either side of a partnership, or a battle royal. Are you with someone, or against them in April? This is tremendously emotional and potent stuff, and you will find out why, near the Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in Cancer.  At this point your former, current or potential partner needs huge amounts of time and space. Or is this about an enemy, rival or opponent? Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in this sign, and as you might expect, Cupido is associated with piercing, powerful and potent passion. Near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, also in Cancer, you are getting the measure of the situation with this tremendously affecting man or this unusually high-impact woman. Beyond the actual emotion being whipped up by the two of you, there is a clear message that you need to protect the future. You need to safeguard tomorrow. Sure, it might never happen. But what if it does, and what must you do? In love or war you must answer that as Hygeia is about ‘Prevention is better than cure.’

BABIES, CHILDREN, TEENAGERS – OR LOVERS

Clearly, your April horoscope points to parenthood, or intimate relationships as an absolute priority.  The sign of Taurus, which rules the Fifth House of your chart, suggests the need to be grounded about your choices (Taurus is an earth sign, like you) and also to evaluate one discussion or piece of news very carefully. Is this about a baby, child or young adult? Or even about much younger people affecting your professional or non-profit agenda? Or – given this is about your heart, perhaps this April story is about a lover? All of this is part of the Fifth House in your chart. On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, that tremendous symbol of optimism and practicality.  Venus herself is all about the art and business of dealing with people on a one-on-one level, with all its complication.  There is a solution at that time, and after Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April you can expect a truly crucial moment of truth in the following fortnight. From Monday 20th April when the Sun also changes signs to Taurus, ruling your Fifth House, your son, daughter, pregnancy, younger relative, affair or lover becomes a matter of tremendous interest for those outside the situation. You can duck and dive if you like, but your personal life will then be rather more public. Very close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be a real increase in pace, and by that stage you’ll need to articulate your thoughts and feelings very clearly. The emotional and heartfelt choices you make then do set up your future rather potently; be aware of that, because you may need much more time. Don’t be pushed or prodded. Set your own agenda and strategy.

YOUR DAILY WORKLOAD, LIFESTYLE AND BODY
Your sense of duty and service to other people (and your duty to your own body) is now a matter for someone else as well, as you will see near Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini.  The rest of the month depends on how closely you can collaborate and co-operate with someone else who is ready to sing this duet with you, even if you’re not exactly reading identical music. The Sixth House of your chart, where Venus is about to take up residence, describes your work ethic and your daily routine, and the way you look after others, as well as yourself. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus there is a light at the end of the tunnel, as well as someone to go through the tunnel with. Will this work? Yes – the big answer will not mean cartwheels and champagne all round, but it will be deeply satisfying and amount to the best win-win you could have hoped for. And there is more to come,  with your daily workload, lifestyle or body near 16th April at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini, the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd – and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th. The world belongs to women, or female intelligence, near those dates. Tap into it. This rich source of advice and experience will make the most substantial difference to how you live your life, in terms of your day-to-day work or chores. If your body is an issue, then open up to the voices of professional wisdom or hard-won life lessons. Minerva is a 2000-year-old symbol of illumination and enlightened advice.


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Aquarius: April 2015


MOVING YOUR INTERNET AGENDA FORWARD
Aquarius, you can get your ideas across by penning lyrics and singing them, or by helping to co-create books. You can use multimedia, old media or new media to be heard or read. The actual medium or channel is possibly about to change, though, as April is all about revolutionary new trends. If you don’t alter the technique, outlet or technology you may well move your internet agenda forward in other ways.  Perhaps it’s time to radically change the way you use your ‘voice’ across all mediums or media, rather than the setting for it. In any case, Aquarius, you appear to be impatient to go to the next level, as your ruling planet Uranus is associated with electricity, and it’s that kind of immediacy – a flick, a jolt, a flash – which describes the first ten days of April.  If you can just wait until the Total Lunar Eclipse is out of the way (it becomes exact on Saturday 4th April) then so much the better, as you need more clarity than that will give you.  Make your chances, or embrace them, near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, your ruler Uranus is supported by a New Moon. New Moon, new start -that’s the way it goes in April. There is much more to what you are doing than just another project, role or goal, though. You are inventing, discovering and innovating at a very high level these days – practically reshaping communication by genre, technology or technique – and the frequencies will reach people who desperately need the kind of freedom and open space you are offering, either on the internet or in the real world. This is the highest possible expression of the cycle you are in. Sure, you can get a new smart phone, but what are you going to do with it unless there is a message for the medium? The way you communicate these days, and what you communicate, and how you do it, is such an intriguing area for experimentation and now you will come into an exciting confrontation with your own objectives. Now, in April, you can do this without having to wait any longer, as those who are in synch with you will even be ahead of you.

HE OR SHE WHO MEANS SO MUCH
When it comes to the Seventh House, the person who is against you can mean as much as a soulmate. You can have a powerful relationship with a rival or enemy, just as you can with a lover. A business or work partner can be as challenging and rewarding as a husband or wife. And then there is marriage itself, however you interpret it, and whatever label you give to it. The Seventh House highlights all these kinds of dynamics. Some powerful asteroids and planets are lining up in Leo in April in your Seventh House and you can expect the most welcome period of tremendously therapeutic developments. Panacea and Aesculapia are all about repair work, as any doctor who ever took the Hippocratic Oath will tell you, and near Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction you will see some open heart surgery and maybe a minor miracle – with, or for, this person who matters so much to you. Jupiter, the planet of deeply satisfying solutions and new growth, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, again assisting you with this person, be you lovers, work partners or enemies. You know the game between both of you, now you can play it at a bigger, better and broader level than ever before. From 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and so the sense of resurrection, repair, revival or renaissance intensifies. What or who was ‘over’ is very far from being so. From  Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, you find your lust for life again. Then, near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, you can make the most pleasurable commitment followed by a genuine moment of lovely indulgence at the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, two days later. Whatever this person means to you – opponent or opposite number – you can truly savour the outcome as April closes. Even as late as April 29th and 30th,  when Bacchus conjuncts Panacea and Aesculapia in Leo you realise you’re still writing the narrative with this man or woman. In myth, Aesculapia was represented by the snake entwined on the rod; the staff of Aesculapius can still be seen on medical vehicles in NYC. Watch for serpents and snakes as potent images of synchronicity throughout April; once you become aware of the natural law of synchronicity it’s remarkable how often it functions for you! To the Romans this entwined serpent on a staff was  a promise of miracles performed and life revived. There is something about this tremendous two-way experiment that suggests truly unusual alchemy. What looked like a ‘finished’ piece of chemistry will restart.

YOUR DAILY WORKLOAD, BODY AND LIFESTYLE
Hard Day’s Night? Not so much. What you do out of a sense of service, duty and obligation for others, and to others, becomes a feast for the senses in April. The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the rather needy sign of Cancer – suggest fulfilment and satisfaction if you are prepared to put your daily workload or body first. Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in Cancer, and later, near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, in the same sign, you will be given great evidence that daily tasks and chores can become a kind of reward, inspiration and motivation in their own right. This extends to your ‘temple’ – your physical body. Enjoy what comes.

HOME, FAMILY, HOUSEHOLD, HOME TOWN OR HOMELAND

On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, and you are on your way to a solution with (or for) your relative, or flatmate – or perhaps someone associated with your house, flat or home town.  Of course you are going to have to meet the other person halfway,  as symmetrically as you can.  After this, the communication planet Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April  so you can expect a truly crucial meeting, letter or piece of internet gossip which lays things on the line. From Monday 20th April when the Sun also changes signs, it’s out there for all to see so you will benefit from outside reaction and opinion to your flat, house, family, household or home town. Shortly after this, close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be a statement or signature required. There are some fairly stark and unavoidable realities about your relative, flatmate, house, flat, home town and so on. There are also strong and remarkable answers. Ops is a symbol of faith, hope and resilience in the chart. She was married to Saturn in mythology and in the strange world of synchronicity and astrology, she often turns up when things look fairly unforgiving, with answers which are universally accepted, once the ending has come. And there will be a satisfying ending.

BABIES, CHILDREN, YOUNG ADULTS – OR LOVERS
April will shift everything for everybody around you, in most areas of life, and for you there is a little chain reaction involving your son, daughter, godchild or young relative – perhaps, too, the world of younger people en masse, no matter if you are concerned with infants or teenagers. Some Aquarians pour their considerable energy, protective instincts and caring into lovers instead, and for you, perhaps, April is about intimacy. Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini kickstarts the story with children or lovers and there is obviously a balancing act to stabilise.  From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus, there is a deeply sensible answer to a fairly tough question. Then, near Thursday 16th April (at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini) then the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd – and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th – you have your navigational lights switched on at last. Where to go, how fast to go, and with whom by your side? How much space, distance or separation between you? These asteroids and planets suggest some really ancient archetypes, all of them concerned with relating and relationship mechanisms. Women or feminine wisdom will have the answers for you.


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Pisces: April 2015


YOUR MONEY, HOUSE, BUSINESS, POSSESSIONS, CHARITY, FLAT
Pisces, an eclipse is particularly tricky for you; as above, so below – an eclipse covers up and obscures, rather than reveals. There is a really good reason why for centuries, astrologers have advised extreme caution on such an event, so if you are serious about the new direction you are taking with the cash, house, company, collectables, good cause or apartment, you’ll give Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th April, Sunday 5th April a wide berth. However, near Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and particularly near Saturday 18th April, when the Moon joins the Sun, you can go to the next level with your big experiment. There is no other word to describe the way you have been handling the financial or material world. You have gone your own way, been permanently intrigued and excited (that’s not something you can purchase in a catalogue) and genuinely made progress in your life. Well, April is the next big leap. That second week of April suggests you have no interest at all in what you used to do, or who you used to be – or even whom you once dealt with. This is a revolution. The Sun, New Moon, Mercury, Psyche, Proserpina and Uranus all in the Second House of your chart suggest the conversation or paperwork that’s framed near the 6th-10th sets you up for the 18th and an entirely different year. Your values are also changing, according to your horoscope. And they keep changing, every time you have to make a decision about who or what you will sell out for (or not) and who or what is most precious. That deeper level of profound transformation is what’s actually behind the number crunching in April.

THE LEO LIFESTYLE LINE-UP
Some powerful asteroids and planets are lining up in Leo in April and for you, Pisces, that rules your daily workload, lifestyle and normal routine. Panacea and Aesculapia are all about lifestyle solutions and the miraculous resurrection of some part of your working day. Your body, too, is clearly in the front line for change as these two ancient symbols of redemption, rescue and repair are about the restoration of the physical as well as the spiritual.  This is obvious as early as Monday 6th April at the Panacea-Aesculapia conjunction (allow a day either side of this, depending on your time zone). A turnaround or even a minor miracle is possible then. Jupiter, the planet of sweeping win-win-win answers, finally turns direct in Leo on Wednesday 8th April, again assisting these lifestyle, work or body issues. It’s so curative and relaxing – it makes a break from a fairly relentless new cycle affecting your larger role, ambition and mission in life, as you have had one serious backward step, perhaps more, since Christmas last year. Try to focus on the ‘life’ part of lifestyle, though, and the notion of getting a life (again) despite the obvious professional or academic challenges. One key trick now is to embrace service, duty and the notion of being a wheel in a larger machine. It may not sound terribly exciting but it is where you will gain the most, with Jupiter on your side. From 11th April Aesculapia also turns direct and what you had assumed was over on a work, lifestyle or body level is very far from being over at all. From Wednesday 15th April when Bacchus enters Leo, and again near Saturday 18th April at the Juno-Bacchus conjunction in Leo, you can make the most pleasurable commitment -amazingly it’s all indulgence by that stage – and by the Jupiter-Bacchus conjunction on the 20th, two days later, your own expansion, growth and improvement is there to stay, if you’ve sewn things up – for months.  Even as late as April 29th and 30th, Bacchus conjunct Panacea and Bacchus conjunct Aesculapia in Leo hint at a grand finish for the month. You wanted to believe things would turn around or make a comeback with your working life, lifestyle or body but it seemed illogical or irrational. The end of April proves you were right to have faith or even to listen to that famous Piscean intuition. And this certainly has been an act of faith.

THE WORLD OF BABIES, CHILDREN, YOUNG ADULTS OR LOVERS
The Bacchus-Apollo conjunction close to Monday 6th April, and the Bacchus-Hygeia conjunction the same day – all in the rather clingy and comfort-hungry sign of Cancer. speak volumes about a lover, or the world of babies, children or teenagers. Follow someone’s leadership then and remind yourself that sometimes lust for life, is all of life! Near Tuesday 7th April Bacchus conjuncts Cupido, also in this sign, which is emotional and watery, rather like your own. Expect the new feelings-dominated chapter to really hit home near Saturday 11th April when Apollo conjuncts Hygeia, also in Cancer. Having hit on something or someone which resonates with you so emotionally, no matter if this is about a lover, or a far younger generation, you are very wisely thinking about ways to guard and protect the present, before it becomes the inescapable future. Some kind of insurance policy, then, might not be a bad idea as you finish the second week of April. It would certainly make a difference to you pursuit of parenthood, or intimacy, and this cluster of asteroids in the tremendously sensitive and feelings-driven sign of Cancer suggests you have rather a lot to consider.

INTERNET, MEDIA, BOOKS, PUBLIC SPEAKING, SINGING, VIDEO

Be heard, read or just understood in a more determined and organised way in April, as the motivation is there. On Friday 10th April Venus conjuncts Ops, the very apex of problem-solving and practicality. The way you play it with the other person is the key to everything. French and Saunders? Batman and Robin? Jerry and George? Laverne and Shirley? It will have such an impact on the internet, multimedia, publishing or other platforms for your ‘voice’ across all mediums. After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 14th April the wheels turn and you must articulate what you think and feel in a lasting way. Very close to Wednesday 22nd April there will be the most decisive moment of truth for the project, the technology or the plan. Do ask for more time if you need it.

FAMILY, HOME, PROPERTY, HOMELAND, HOME TOWN, HOUSEHOLD
From Saturday 11th April when Venus changes signs to Gemini you can see co-operation and collaboration as a kind of art form, no matter if your big concern is a family member or the renovations – or broader questions about a flatmate or local council member. From Monday 13th April when Ops joins Venus,  you have a clear sense of direction and possibility, sustained by the reputation of a particular person or organisation for coming good. Life on the home or family front becomes even more intriguing near Thursday 16th April at the Diana-Minerva conjunction in Gemini and at the Venus-Minerva conjunction near Wednesday 22nd – and the Venus-Diana conjunction near Friday 24th. At this point the bricks and mortar becomes a cipher for something far more ethereal and spiritual; a kind of freedom and space that only exists in wild places. This also extends to your flatmate or relative, or even to your concept of home town, or village, city or country. Far beyond your normal definition of belonging, you are now in a position to ‘own’ your space in the context of greater independence, greater freedom, greater potential for exploration. Diana was the goddess of absolute space and freedom. Bear her in mind as you make your April 24th decisions because her archetype is written large in your horoscope, Pisces.



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

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March 2015

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Aries: March 2015

LOVERS – AND THE WORLD OF CHILDREN

It should have been so much better than this, right? A couple of big moments you were hoping on with your lover, or with the world of children, ended up being oddly disappointing for you. Sure they ended up fine in many ways; and looking back from 2016 and 2017 you will ultimately admit these were good turning points in your emotional life. Nevertheless, if you get the feeling you are being taught big lessons, repeatedly, you are correct. Jupiter cannot really give you the tremendous high points you deserve until you fix the issues. And those issues with the world of children or young adults – perhaps a lover – need to be dealt with before the huge rewards come. However, they will come – no later than August – as your zone of godchildren, nieces, nephews, sons, daughers and youth demographics is lit up. So too is your zone of sexual intimacy and high romance. Aries, this is a constant growth area for you now.

Do you have heavenly bodies at 12, 3 or 14 Leo? You have a Leo chart signature which means your personality is defined by your lover, or the world of children – this is part of the story too.

Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries

YOU, YOU, YOU

It’s all about the brand, the look, the profile. The reputation, the package, the label on the can. Is it wrong to think of yourself like a commodity in an internet marketplace? No, it’s a sane thing to do, given the tremendous importance of your surface area. The surface serves the substance at the moment. You can’t really do anything unless you completely address the fact that most people make up their minds about you based on five minutes of  Twitter or one soundbite. What is really interesting in all this is the Uranus-Pluto square (crunch time, for the last time) which gets you to address the truth. To feel truly free about how you look and appear, a compromise may be vital.

Do you have heavenly bodies at 3, 4, 14, 15, 23 Aries? Your ability to push forward and advertise yourself using your reputation or ‘badge’ in life (logo, style, face) is a key part of this month.

Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

SECRECY AND LIFE BEHIND THE SCENES

Truly, nobody has any idea about you, either because you are lurking in the background while others get the attention (it’s possible, even for an Aries) or – more likely – because a huge part of who you are and what you do is secret in March. The lack of objective, outside opinion could mean you get lost in there, though. Floundering or flapping around with your hush-hush stuff or your unseen activities is a sure sign you are letting Neptune and Salacia take over your chart. To haul things back to a more grounded, manageable level will take a huge amount of effort as quite frankly, this classified part of yourself or your life is a Great Escape. Without a dull reality check and a little bit of organisation, though, you could be sent way off course. Anchor it all if you can.

Do you have heavenly bodies at 4, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 27, 29 Pisces? You are secretive by nature and also function behind the scenes a lot of the time. This will be emphasised in your life in March.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces


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Taurus: March 2015

YOUR HOME, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR HOUSEHOLD

A couple of big things – really big things – turned out to be not so epically wonderful after all, recently, and you may have had some very high hopes dashed. The reason for this is Jupiter’s rather stuck state, as the planet of reward and opportunity has not been making it all plain sailing for you with the flat, house, family, household (or even your home town and homeland). Of course, you are now in the clear. You can see what went wrong, why it went wrong – and although so many things did go right – this whole ‘Could Try Harder’ feeling nags you. Good. Use it. Between April and August when Jupiter is back to normal you really will get the big rewards.

Do you have heavenly bodies at 12, 3 or 14 Leo? You have a Leo chart signature which means your lover – or the children and young adults in your world – will influence this particular story.
Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries

HIDDEN TAURUS

The house of your horoscope which describes everything you do without credit or recognition – and everything you cover up from other people – looks hugely active in March. You basically get your independence and also your freedom cravings satisfied by hiding out and covering up at the moment. Alternatively you get that sense of oxygen and space by letting others be the name or face, while you are in the background. To say that all this is going to change radically for you is the understatement of the year. You had a certain way of operating last year. That’s now over.  The more it’s over, every single day, the more excited you feel and the more electric the air feels too.
Do you have heavenly bodies at 3, 4, 14, 15, 23 Aries? Your ability to push forward and advertise yourself using your reputation or ‘badge’ in life (logo, style, face) is a key part of this story now.

Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

 

YOUR SOCIAL WORLD

If you work with your friends, or you’re friends with your work colleagues then lines are being crossed. If you use your friends for any other purpose apart from friendship, there’s another line blurred. Then there are the more formal or official groups you are a part of, where you may have even forgotten what a line looks like. You were really pulled up pretty hard on this in February when you realised how chaotic things had become. Unless you are proactive in March and keep on the situation like a tight suit, then the same thing could happen again – bothered and bewildered, part two. Just avoid the New Moon/Eclipse when you pull this situation together.

Do you have heavenly bodies at 4, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 27, 29 Pisces? You are secretive by nature and also function behind the scenes a lot of the time. This will be emphasised in this story now too.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces


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Gemini: March 2015

TIMING IS QUEEN

Timing is Queen at the moment because although you are so well-known for your way with words and ideas, the timing has been flawed for months with projects and plans you had invested a lot of faith in. The big-deal result was not what you got. Instead Jupiter in Leo, the sign which rules communication in your horoscope, has shown you what you need to fix, in order to get something sensational. This involves far more work and thought than you had envisaged, but that’s perfectly fine. In a way, the reward you get April-August will be all the sweeter for it. With Juno also in your words, ideas and images zone you really have to make a commitment, now.

Do you have heavenly bodies at 12, 3 or 14 Leo? You have a Leo chart signature which means your personality is defined by your lover, or the world of children – this is part of the story too.
Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries

YOUR CIRCLES AND NETWORKS

Even after all the great experiments of the last three years you are still up for anything new, better, different – and your social circles and networks are going to change dramatically in March as a result of that, with more to come in April. The dynamic within a very old friendship has already begun to shift, with the two of you taking different roles with each other. Beyond that, what you are creating through people power will be reshaped as the team or tribe is clearly crying out for some kind of reform or rethink. That should be a great deal easier once everyone has faced the music and decided to play a different soundtrack in the second half of the month.
Do you have heavenly bodies at 3, 4, 14, 15, 23 Aries? Your ability to push forward and advertise yourself using your reputation or ‘badge’ in life (logo, style, face) is a key part of this story now.

Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

WHERE YOU ARE – AND WHERE YOU’RE HEADED

You are going into March with the flakiest situation affecting your working life, your university course or your unpaid efforts. Wrong people? Wrong set-up? Wrong judgements? In any case you are in a position to go more deeply into core issues about your chosen field, industry or business. One of them has to be the longing for an escape; an alternative world. This parallel universe of yours has been built up in layers for a year or two so you’ve almost lost sight of just how far removed from most people’s conception of reality it is. Still, it needs ordering and organising, right? A determination not to repeat the same mistakes guides you throughout the month.

Do you have heavenly bodies at 4, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 27, 29 Pisces? You are secretive by nature and also function behind the scenes a lot of the time. This will be emphasised in this story now too.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces


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Cancer: March 2015

ABUNDANCE AND FLOW – THE RULES

You seem to be going backwards and forwards with this quest to get more from your financial, property, charity or business world. This has been going on for months, and for every impressive gain you have made (and admit it, you have gained) there have been disappointments as something you thought would be utterly extraordinary for you has turned out to be so-so. This is par for the course on this kind of Jupiter cycle. Not only this planet but also Juno in the cash sign, Leo, are going backwards. However, they move forwards as April comes into view.  None of your efforts have been wasted; trust the process. April-August delivers deserved abundance.
If your horoscope shows these factors in Leo (below) then the children or young adults in your world are part of this story. Alternatively, your lover. This is woven into the financial issues.
Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries

YOUR AMBITION AND POSITION

The churning began in February, though of course Uranus has been around for such a long time in your chosen field, industry, business or profession that it’s never entirely still or stable. What you have been really looking for is a chance to separate yourself from people or set-ups that you find ridiculously out of date, or even downright irrelevant. Don’t let that be the only spur to action, though. You are here to innovate and invent. You actually have no precedents for what you are trying to do, so you may as well stretch yourself. You will of course be stretching other people too, and that is a case in point. Judge their likely response very shrewdly before you go into this.
If you have horoscope factors at 3, 4, 14, 15, 23 Aries then this month is about self-promotion, your image, profile, personal appearance, reputation, brand and name – and the instinct to push hard.
Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

FOREIGN TIES, TRAVEL, THE WEB, EDUCATION

Clear as mud. That’s how aspects of February must have felt to you. A confused and confusing response from people or organisations which affect you so much, has left you wondering how to navigate in March. In fact, March seems to have become a deadline for the trip, move, foreign connection, book, website, course or workshop. Deal with what is there and deal with it in a way which allows you to preserve that cherished ‘other world’ you have created – yet hopefully without the messier aspects that you struck last month. Your other world needs rules, and if you avoid the period around the New Moon (an eclipse) you’ll be able to put something into place.

If your personal birth chart shows horoscope factors at 4, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 27, 28, 29 Pisces then you are secretive by nature or operate behind the scenes. This will affect the above story, strongly.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces


leo

Leo: March 2015

TIMING YOUR NEXT RELAUNCH

It’s all in the timing with astrology and although you have had two fantastic opportunities in the last four months for good public relations, excellent self-promotion and a better image all round in terms of photographs, the internet or video – nothing came off as it should, and everything probably feels like a partial result. This is down to Jupiter Retrograde and the trick with this cycle is to keep sowing the seeds for future success with your look or name anyway, knowing that from April, the harvest will come. Juno is in Leo as well as Jupiter so a commitment is called for. This will feel a little bit like marrying yourself on some level but it will work really well for you.

If you have horoscope factors at 3, 12 or 14 Leo then your image or personal appearance is strongly tied to your lover, or to the world of children – maybe young adults – at the moment.

Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries

TRAVEL AND TRAVEL IN THE MIND

Into the Ninth House of travel, education, knowledge, the internet and books goes Psyche, joining Venus, Mars, Uranus, the Sun and finally Mercury this month. It’s as much about the relating, as it is about the exploring, and right up until crunch time when everything is laid on the line, you will be chiefly concerned with getting the balance right with one other person. As April comes into view the really important information will appear. You will need to open up discussions next month if you want the independence and freedom that’s on offer. There is no way you will accept the old, restricted way of seeing the world, or experiencing the world of ideas.

Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY AND POSSESSIONS

Your heightened awareness of just how muddy the financial, property or business waters have become will help you run things differently now. The conjunctions to Salacia, who was found in the year of the Asian Tsunami (she is Neptune’s wife) lay everything on the line. The thing about taking a holiday from reality, is that you also have to apply real-world rules to the holiday! Without those reality checks, boundaries and fences you can end up in over your head. Be particularly careful at the time of the solar eclipse on the New Moon (look up and you’ll see it, even if you don’t see the eclipse). You only have partial visibility then. Can a decision wait?

If you have horoscope factors in Pisces at the degrees listed below, then you are personally affected this month. The secret you are covering up or the role behind the scenes you are playing will be drawn into this financial, business, charity or property story.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces


virgo

Virgo: March 2015

HIDDEN VIRGO WORLD

You have known for ages that keeping a secret, or operating out of sight, would be your best move. You have done this, either storing classified information, a confidential project or working behind the scenes so that others get the attention and you are invisible. So where are your big rewards then? You were expecting so much more, but the reality is, people who don’t use astrology just happen to have planned one or two major events at the wrong time. The result? You spent the last few months wondering where the actual result was. Use what you learned, gather up the okay things you did achieve, and reboot the entire plan in April. This is prep time.

If you have horoscope factors in Leo at the degrees below, then what is buried deeply below the surface, or done behind the scenes, draws in your lover, or a much younger generation.

Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries

MONEY, PROPERTY, CHARITY, BUSINESS, POSSESSIONS

The power-based relationships you have over the cash, house, apartment, good cause, company or  possessions are crucial to your happiness. There are deep layers in these involvements where you never quite know who or what is in control, or actually has the upper hand. Let’s just say it’s a complicated arrangement. You are now in a position to dramatically rethink the way you operate with him, her, them or ‘it’ and really separate yourself from the same old thing. In fact, the more you distance yourself even from the way you operated in 2013 and 2014 the more excited you are going to feel. Everything has a reason. Even challenges. They spur you onto greater things.
If your personal birth chart shows horoscope factors in Aries at the degrees listed below, then your reputation, appearance, image, brand or look is also exceptionally important this month.

Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

OPPOSITE NUMBERS OR OPPONENTS

Who is opposite you on the see-saw? Former, current or potential partner? Enemy, rival or opponent? The see-saw has become a completely confusing arrangement since February, when the balance was royally tipped. Now you have to try and get some equilibrium back but not without understanding your great need to leave the real world behind. You have to admit that is what has been going on – do you really think anyone else operates like this, with their opposite number or opponent? Maybe other Virgos, right now, but that’s it. Your chart suggests that unless you try and ground this escapist period in your life more consciously, it stays bent out of shape.

If you have horoscope factors in Pisces at the degrees listed below, then this story (above) will unfold in tandem with the secret you are keeping, or the part you are playing behind the scenes.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces


libra

Libra: March 2015

FELLOW TRAVELLERS ON THE PATH

Only meaningful friendships will do at the moment; Jupiter always wants something far more thoughtful and deep than just more Twitter followers or a packed social diary. You have had a couple of so-so results from the group (or your friend) in recent months only because you needed to fix issues that are preventing that kind of depth. In other words, Jupiter wants to give you more – a real experience – and yet, some life-weeding has to be done before the growth  with the group or your friendship can become truly spectacular. You wasted nothing with your effort but you also know you got in your own way a little, too. Just admitting that helps you win later.

If you have horoscope factors in Leo at the degrees listed below, then your birth chart is affected. Your love life, or the world of children and young adults, will have a huge impact on you now.

Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries

THE OTHER PERSON ON THE SCALES

Your symbol is the scales, of course, and someone on the other end of those scales from you needs special consideration in March, as he or she is not remotely balanced with you. The scales can bring opponents together in the same conflict – rivals, enemies – or they can harmonise couples and partners. It’s probably time you threw out your old 2014 set of scales because that mechanism you two shared is so ancient now, it’s creaking. You have to reconstruct what is going on with this potent man or woman in your life, or be left stranded. You will end up doing this as much for yourself, as for anyone else, as part of you truthfully wants something radically new.

If your birth chart shows horoscope factors in Aries at the degrees listed below, then it’s not just about ‘us’ or even about ‘him and me’ or ‘her and me’. It’s about You, You, You and your reputation, image, name, shape, face, style or profile as well.

Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

YOUR WORKLOAD AND YOUR BODY

You have big choices to make about your working life and also your body in March but you may prefer to skip the days around the New Moon as it is eclipsed and the whole story is being obscured for you. That aside, this is definitely the month to tackle what became so muddled or messy in February. You appear to have lost sight of the need for a system, and even though systems are boring, they can also give you the total departure from everyday normality and reality that you need. The trick is finding the right container for what is basically a get-out-of-the-real-world policy. Whatever set-up you end up with for your working life or your body must be tight.

If your personal horoscope shows factors in Pisces at the degrees listed below, then you are a secret-keeper, or operate firmly behind the scenes. This will be emphasised throughout March.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces


scorpio

Scorpio: March 2015

YOUR MOUNTAIN TOP

Your mountain top is still there, luring you forwards as you climb up the social ladder, or scale the heights of your chosen field, industry or business. The only problem is the terrain, which has prevented you from having the magnificent result you might have hoped for, on at least a couple of occasions since October. It may be easy to assume that the effort you put in came to nothing, or is firmly in the past – but don’t underestimate Jupiter when he moves forwards from April. You have no idea what you were planting, when you planted it, but it will reward you, as you either get to the top of the mountain you have already chosen, or find quite another one to enjoy.

If you have horoscope factors in Leo at 3, 12 or 14 degrees then success and status stories run in parallel with important developments involving your lover, or a far younger generation.
Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries

 

YOUR LIFE AND YOUR LIFESTYLE

The body faithfully acts out issues that the spirit or mind wants you to address – at least in astrology. This way of thinking about the world is shared by many healers and health professionals who also make space for the soul. You are now being invited to do things very differently and to become excited all over again about what is possible for your body.  Your sense of service and duty is also changing enormously now, along with your work ethic. It’s not easy change, but it’s productive. You have no idea just how restricted you have been but it sometimes takes the world to turn upside down, to see what is actually possible. Invent your new lifestyle.
If you have horoscope factors in Aries at the degrees listed below, then March is very much about your Me Agenda as well. The way you look and appear. Your physical image. Your reputation or name. Your labelling or profiling on the internet, in particular – and the need to push, push, push.

Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

LOVERS – AND THE WORLD OF CHILDREN

What took place in February exposed just how confused and confusing the set-up has become, either with your lover (or with the world of children). Sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, godchildren or a youth demographic may belong in the latter category. In all cases it is time to acknowledge that you have no interest at all in being practical, sensible or remotely realistic about either romance, sex or your particular role with a much younger generation. That’s not what it’s about for you, yet if you continue to let things slide, they truly will. Time, perhaps, for a frank discussion with those who are outside the situation, to get a bit of objective advice.

If you have horoscope factors in Pisces at the degrees listed below, then you are secretive by nature or operate behind the scenes. This part of your personality will be powerfully activated by the events of March.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces


sagittarius

Sagittarius: March 2015

TRAVEL, EDUCATION, FOREIGN TIES, PUBLISHING

You must feel like The Girl Most Likely To at the moment or The Boy Most Likely To. So much was possible over the last four months, in terms of trips away, learning or teaching, foreign connections, books or the internet. Instead you saw the results fall rather short of the mark. Why did it happen? Perhaps you should analyse that. Your ruler Jupiter is not here to frustrate you, he is here to do some major obstacle-clearing before fabulous new things can take hold. Think of it like weeding before growing a stunning and abundant new garden. What grows will do so, in the most fabulous way, from April to August – but you need to get cracking now, Sagittarius.

Do you have horoscope factors in Leo at the degrees listed below? Then March is also exceptionally important in terms of your lover, or the world of babies, children and possibly young adults.
Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries

LOVERS OR CHILDREN

Uranus, the planet which rules genuine excitement, electrifying new discoveries, and an exhilarating sense of possibility – is on your side. He is not here to turn your romantic world upside-down. He is not here to invert the world of babies, children or young adults. This planet, now joined by Venus, Mars and the Sun is here to ring the changes and call the revolution, so that you can wake up to an entirely different new world and run things very differently too. This happens in stages, until April, but it may feel like sudden, stop-start motion throughout. This is typical of this cycle. It feels as twitchy and jerky as Plastic Bertrand on a trampoline in Belgium.
Do you have personal chart factors in Aries at the degrees below? Then you are a natural self-promoter with the ability to advertise yourself, your reputation and your brand in the most assertive way. This part of your personality will really come to life throughout March.

Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

HOME, HOUSEHOLD, FAMILY, HOME TOWN

You’ve known, for months now, that you were letting things slide and ignoring certain ‘real world’ aspects of the family or household situation. Perhaps the issue was (alternatively) your house, flat, home town or homeland. Avoiding and evading the realities is a typical outcome of the kind of cycle you have been in, but it looks as though February caught you short, and now March challenges you to do something about managing the unmanageable. Try to avoid doing so on the New Moon, which is eclipsed – so life will be rather unclear.  For the rest of March, though, concentrate on finding the rule book of life. Others have created it before you. What works?

Sagittarius, if you were born with personal chart factors in Pisces at the degrees listed below, then you are by nature a secret-keeper and also Mr or Miss Invisible (you operate behind the scenes, out of sight). This part of your personality will be powerfully activated in March.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces


capricorn

Capricorn: March 2015

THE INTERNET, COMMUNICATION, MEDIA, PUBLISHING

Is this about e-mail or Twitter? Websites or blogs? The telephone or the fax? Public speaking or the art of listening? The media, multimedia or books? Every Capricorn person has her/his own story at the moment, and February must have been extremely challenging as you were out of your depth so often. This is a classic manifestation of Neptune and his wife Salacia (both rule the ocean) in the fluid sign of Pisces. Now it is time to look for an anchor and to ground yourself more firmly on terra firma. Do this well away from the New Moon – look up and you will see it. It is eclipsed, so rather too misleading to trust for big decisions. Yet for the rest of the month, you must do your level best to create a new system for communication that actually works for you.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces

PROPERTY, FAMILY, HOME, BELONGING

The reshaping of your approach to ‘home’ and everything it means to you continues at an exhilarating pace in March. Of course you have already seen the most drastic changes in years, in terms of your house, apartment, home town or homeland. And then there are particular relatives, flatmates or domestic arrangements – what has occurred in the last year or two is unprecedented. A very similar version of this reshaping story, but compressed within a month or two, is now showing up in your horoscope. This may explain why you feel rather wired or exhilarated. That’s a good sign. You will come alive, as a result of the radical new approach you’re now free to take.

Does your personal chart show factors in Aries at the degrees listed below? Then this is also a crucial month for your image, label, personal appearance, brand, reputation or internet profile. You were never backwards about coming forwards and March will prove it.

Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

MONEY, BUSINESS, POSSESSIONS, PROPERTY, CHARITY

You had pinned your hopes on a couple of big possibilities in late 2014 or early 2015 and now what are you left with? Yet more potential, but no actual delivery. This is down to the retrograde motion of both Jupiter and his wife Juno, trawling through Leo, which rules everything you earn, own or owe. These two big players move forwards as April draws closer and by the middle of the year you should be thrilled at what you are collecting from the universe. For now, draw on a lesson learned the hard way, and use it to try again. Once more with feeling is the right idea. You are quite right to be optimistic – you could be so much better off by June – but do keep trying.

If you were born with horoscope factors in Leo at the degrees below then March is also essential for your relationship with a lover, or your approach towards the world of children or young adults, Capricorn.

Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries


aquarius

Aquarius: March 2015

YOUR OTHER HALF – THE OTHER HALF OF THE EQUATION

So near and yet so far. By rights, you should now be celebrating a couple of really big milestones for, or with, your partner. Or has this whole story been about a former or potential partner? In some cases you were even pinning your hopes on the outcome with a great rival, opponent or enemy. What you must now deal with is a so-so result and that must be deflating. Nevertheless, your hopes will rise again in March, and so they should. You will have cause for optimism about the future with, or for, this person at the historic Jupiter-Uranus trine. Even though you must wait until April-August for results, what happens this month is there to be used and enjoyed.

If you were born with personal chart factors in Leo at the degrees below, then the emphasis is on sex for you now. Alternatively the issue is the world of babies, children or young adults. It is unusual for an Aquarian to have heavenly bodies in Leo, but your courtships and also your heirs to the throne define who you are.

Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries

THE FINE ART OF BEING HEARD AND READ

Ever since your ruler Uranus entered Aries a few years ago, your approach to grand experiments with the internet, public speaking, singing, writing, smart phones, multimedia, books – and other platforms for your ‘voice’ in the world – has been radical. Because you live with it every day, you may have no idea just how radical you seem to more traditional or staid souls. The fine art of being heard and read is a work in progress for you, though, as if you are too far out (that fine Sixties phrase) then you miss your targets. People cannot or will not understand or be affected. What you must do in March, it seems, is hang onto that craving for invention, innovation, originality, authenticity and freedom – without being so far out that you lose the understanding.

Quite a few Aquarius people have heavenly bodies in Aries in their birth charts. Do you have them too, at the degrees listed below? If so, then March is a tremendously important month for self-promotion, packaging, and epic personality projection in the digital world.

Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY, CHARITY, POSSESSIONS

Feeling all at sea is a common outcome of a Neptune cycle. Especially when it is accompanied by Salacia, his wife, who is mistress of the ocean. Drifting, floating or feeling out of your depth – even feeling as if you are in over your head – was a trademark of February. Now you are in March you obviously want to do something about it. Or maybe you don’t – perhaps it is others who are compelling you to streamline and control what is going on. Try to skip the New Moon period for this, as it is total solar eclipse and will obfuscate, not clarify, the numbers or facts. For the rest of March, though, do all you can to try and understand what is going on and to channel it correctly.

Do you have horoscope factors in Pisces in your birth chart, at the degrees listed below? Then March is a keynote month for a secret you are keeping or a role behind the scenes you play.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces


pisces

Pisces: March 2015

MARCH IS ALL ABOUT YOU, YOU, YOU

The Sun, Mercury, Chiron, Neptune, Salacia and even the Total Solar Eclipse all fall in Pisces, your own sign, during March. You are central to your own life – or is it really you, or just a version of yourself that is seen by the world at large? This stellium falls in your First House of branding, labelling, packaging, reputation and profiling. Therefore it is not your contents which you must now concentrate on, but your can. February was deeply confusing and confused. You can’t let that happen again, but how do you proceed? Avoid the New Moon in your sign, because of that eclipse, but for every other day in March you need to focus on where you lost your focus before. How can you see more clearly next time? How can you contain and control what is going on?

If your Sun is in Pisces at 14, 15, 17, 27 or 29 degrees then your Solar Return this year (your birthday) really emphasises just how secretive you are. And also how much you operate behind the scenes. Expect a vivid confrontation with your own nature, which is essentially lived out of sight, beneath the surface, submerged in a world hardly anybody really sees, knows or understands. If you have other Pisces factors at the degrees listed below, there is a similar story going on. For all that you are ‘out there’ this month you are also very much ‘in there’ because so much of your life is lived internally. You are a mystery wrapped inside an enigma. Perhaps it is time to fathom that and deal with it rather than avoiding or evading the truth about yourself.

Sun 15 Pisces sextile Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 17 Pisces conjunct Chiron 17 Pisces
Sun 14 Pisces opposite Moon 14 Virgo
Mercury 4 Pisces square Saturn 4 Sagittarius
Mercury 8 Pisces conjunct Neptune 8 Pisces
Sun 27 Pisces conjunct Salacia 27 Pisces
Sun 29 Pisces conjunct Moon 29 Pisces (Total Solar Eclipse)
Mercury 18 Pisces conjunct Chiron 18 Pisces
Mercury 28 Pisces conjunct Salacia 28 Pisces

 

MONEY, BUSINESS, CHARITY, PROPERTY, POSSESSIONS

Because you were forced to reinvent how you earn, own or owe money – or deal with property, business and precious possessions – you are now in the rather exciting position of being first off the blocks to try something utterly new. This makes you feel reborn and perhaps you are coming to value independence and originality more than dollars, pounds, euros or what they buy. In any case, March and April will take you to where you need to be. Doing your own thing, in your own way, puts you on the same wavelength as others who appreciate what you are trying to achieve and you will be supported. Just keep beaming the word ‘freedom’ with every card you swipe.

If you were born with heavenly bodies in Aries (many Pisces people are) at the degrees below, then this is personal. It’s a financial, property or business story but your brand, image, name or profile is also very much centre-stage.

Venus 14 Aries trine Jupiter 14 Leo
Venus 14 Aries conjunct Uranus 14 Aries
Venus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries conjunct Uranus 15 Aries
Venus 23 Aries square Ceres 23 Capricorn
Mars 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Uranus 15 Aries square Pluto 15 Capricorn
Sun 3 Aries trine Juno 3 Leo
Sun 4 Aries  trine Saturn 4 Sagittarius

YOUR WORK ETHIC AND YOUR BODY

Jupiter is the great healer of astrology. He was the forerunner of Apollo, Aesculapius, Hygeia and Panacea who were all famous for their ability to save, rescue, restore and repair. (In fact, some of the cast are named in the Hippocratic Oath taken by the medical profession). So what is Jupiter doing for you, in terms of your working life and your body? Over the last four months he has shown you what is wrong, so you can fix it – and not just make it right – but make it magnificent. Jupiter will actually settle for nothing less. So forget slight improvements or half-results. You will be set up for a really remarkable outcome in March if you follow the signs. Rewards come later.

If you were born with heavenly bodies in Leo at the degrees below there is a concurrent story about the world of children or young adults taking place. Perhaps about a lover too.

Jupiter 14 Leo trine Uranus 14 Aries
Juno 3 Leo trine Psyche 3 Aries
Juno stations direct at 3 Leo
Jupiter 12 Leo trine Psyche 12 Aries



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

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Aries: February 2015

Clarity In Your Inner World

It is so easy to forget what is real, and who is real, when you spend one of the most important relationships in your life with yourself. It is to your inner world that you turn when you seek escape, though, and given the pressure you are now under at work or university (January was relentless) it is quite understandable that you should want to seek solace by turning inward. The only issue with this is that occasionally a great wave of heavenly bodies builds up in this very sensitive part of your solar chart, and you end up feeling lost or all at sea. This is easily remedied once the Sun enters Pisces after Wednesday 18th February, as at last you will be able to peer through the sea mist of your life and identify what is leaving you in this situation (or whom). It may be that introspection is not always the best way. Perhaps you are even keeping secrets or operating at a great distance, for a very good reason. In all cases, the Sun should bring you out of yourself, just long enough for you to gain some objectivity about what has been going on, and what you are effectively doing to yourself.

Venus and Mars in Aries

Mars is your planetary ruler and he enters your own sign, Aries, on Friday 20th February joined by Venus, his traditional consort. Matters of image, name, appearance and reputation are to the fore after this and you will not be able to escape intensely personal questions about how you appear, and how you are seen. In many ways this has been a long time coming, as Uranus (also in Aries) has been urging you to change for quite some time. What has been missing in the mix is the sort of person who can truly motivate and inspire you, either by spurring you on – or gently encouraging you. Perhaps you need competition to carve out a greater niche for yourself. Maybe you respond better to soft seduction. We live in a superficial world when a great deal is decided on a one-minute perusal of Linked In or Twitter and you would be mad to ignore the exciting potential and possibilities of the last ten days of February.

Changed and Cancelled Plans

Your friends, and acquaintances within your particular group or circle, are at the heart of changed and cancelled plans throughout the month, so have a flexible diary and always have Plan B up your sleeve. Mercury must retrace his steps after he turns direct on Wednesday 11th February and although some astrology columns will purport that life is back to normal from that date, the reality is that you must now deal with others who took some false steps earlier on. This will in turn affect your own plans, right up until 3rd March, so decide now that you are dealing with Flakey February and keep your diary accordingly. If you have put in applications to join a group of any kind, then follow up and read the fine print as it may be that the computer or postal process is flawed, or there is an X factor in the text.

 


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Taurus: February 2015

Your School of Fish

Your personal school of fish is social. It may exist solely on social media, or in the real world, but one or more friends swim with you, and it has all the firm direction of a lot of cod, looking for some plankton. Remember Pisces, the sign of the fishes, with its famous depiction of one kipper to the left, on top of one kipper to the right? That’s your social world in February. This level of confusion and uncertainty is perfectly fine if it’s just about cocktails in Williamsburg on Saturday night. If your serious projects and crucial goals also involve the school of fish, though, you may want to use the Sun’s ingress into Pisces after Wednesday 18th February to really check up on what is there, whom is there, and what you do and do not have with these people. I suspect either the structure of the group is pure marshmallow or the relationships within it simply do not come with any clarified walls or containers; thus the human goo. You may want to do something about that before it goes any further and you get in any deeper.

Nobody Knows, Nobody Sees

Nobody knows, and nobody sees, when Uranus is one sign behind you. You either let others take the credit or become the face of something – or you squirrel around in the undergrowth, doing things others never know about, until it’s all out there. Venus and Mars  joining Uranus will certainly intensify your normal level of secrecy, and accelerate any behind-the-scenes role you are playing. The only real issue with all of this is that it’s ethical. Some Taurus people have used this Twelfth House transit to go behind people’s backs. That wouldn’t be you, of course. You’re not like those people. Because those people are going to be given a hell of a wake-up call when they see the outcome of the sneakiness in April 2015. Best use of this transit? Become a saint. Work like hell for a good cause you get no public credit for.

Career Retrograde, University Retrograde

Mercury in your Tenth House of career, university life and unpaid work makes February so random it’s like Jelly Babies thrown on the floor. What to do? The key is the ‘re’ prefix in retrograde. This is a very good month to reschedule, rethink, review, rewrite, rehearse, reshape, reshuffle. It’s the worst time to make the mistake of responding to those potent New and Full Moons (like the one on Wednesday 18th February) as if there was actually anything finally happening. There is no final in February. There is only flakey. Spin your wheels then prepare to vroom vroom from March 3rd when life is straightforward.

One Last Thing

If you have not already moved or renovated, or completed a home exchange, pursue every opportunity you can think of between now through August. Even though Jupiter is retrograde and it’s all promise and no delivery, nothing will be wasted and what you chase near Wednesday 18th at the Jupiter-Chiron quincunx will set you up beautifully April-August when the house or apartment will substantially deliver.

 

 

 


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Gemini: February 2015

Rules, Rights, Roles, Responsibilities

The further out you swim with your particular role or goal, the more deeply mired you become in peculiar circumstances which have nothing to do with the real world and everything to do with your deep desire to get away from it. The phrase ‘getting away from it all’ is more suited to a holiday than your job, though. Or indeed, your life at university, or as a volunteer. While it is perfectly true that people can treat their profession or their projects as some kind of eternal Glastonbury or Woodstock and get away with it for years, there comes a time in everybody’s life when Saturn squares Neptune, and although it is not immediate, it will come – and then you need to have the situation in decent shape. If it’s hopelessly flakey and wildly confusing and confused, then the comedown will be far deeper. So use February to wake yourself up. What happens near Thursday 26th February at the Sun-Neptune conjunction is very useful. It’s like a searchlight trawling the bottom of Loch Ness. That’s the level of enigma we’re talking about. Use your famous acumen to pinpoint who or what is your personal Nessie.

Venus and Mars In Your Social Life

Venus and Mars. Nothing to do with American relationship advice about men in caves. Everything to do with your social life, which of course you express through an informal group who all know each other, as well as through more concrete structures like teams, charities, clubs, death metal bands, book groups and so on. You frankly won’t know what’s hit you once these two planets change signs and form a conjunction on the weekend of Saturday 21st February. It is extremely common for Venus and Mars to manifest as real people, so the woman or rather effeminate man involved will be vain, seductive, prone to seduction, jealous and undeniably charismatic and attractive. Never a dull moment. The man in question will be an unreconstructed pre-feminist, rather like some hairy creature lumbering in from 1950’s Hollywood, who either has an action-man job or an action-man hobby, like yelling at football teams. Of course, this may also be a woman who is expressing her inner jock. What is the point of these two people? The point is, your friendships and your group involvements have been keeping you small for too long and you simply do not know how much thrilling freedom and excitement is on offer until you accept the revolution. These two are catalysts. Late February will  be impossibly lively.

Your Ruler Mercury

Your ruler Mercury is retrograde and retrograde shadow in February, in your Ninth House of travel, foreign people, publishing, the internet, academia and education. You could easily be duped by the Full Moon in the first week, and the New Moon in the final degree of your Ninth House, on Wednesday 18th February. Those lunar cycles seem to suggest a big dramatic decision or a tremendous statement. However, as the wheels are not turning (they are spinning and getting stuck) you may prefer to take everything with a tremendous grain of salt until March 3rd. Read the fine print on paperwork particularly to see what would happen in the event of a delay or cancellation. It’s that kind of whacko cycle.

 


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Cancer: February 2015

Keeping It Real (When It’s Not)

Given the new, gritty realities of your daily workload, it is quite understandable that you should want to lose yourself on the internet; in an absorbing and vast subject; in a foreign place; with foreign cultures. Your own choices here depend entirely on just how big the holiday from reality must be. The more desperately you crave a complete departure, the more thoroughly you are going to lose yourself in February, and the bigger the intellectual, spiritual or literal journey becomes. Keeping it real, when it’s not at all, is a substantial challenge for you, yet you can only benefit. On six separate dates in February you will be shown just how far out you have drifted and just how deeply you could get lost. It’s at those times that you look for a lighthouse to take you back to the real world. Never Never Land is not you, no matter how enticing the website, blog, book, trip, relocation, course or workshop happens to be.

The People Are The Job

The people are the job in February, when Venus and Mars enter Aries together, in the final ten days, and you realise that the project or role in question goes far beyond a dry description in your Curriculum Vitae and well into soap opera (or opera) territory. It’s all very entertaining and it will accelerate the revolution which you need to have. Success is now defined by freedom and independence. Not by remaining stuck in a system or adhering to a structure. You have already come a very long way in the last two years, proving to yourself and others that you could blaze your own train in your chosen business, industry or field. Now you are pondering the next quantum leap but I shouldn’t think the hugely colourful personalities involved (and their weekly episodes with each other) will let you ponder much beyond late February. By June the revolution will be in the bag and extremely successful for you.

Money

Mercury Retrograde and Shadow Retrograde will deliver delays, changes and perhaps complete reversals with a financial discussion in February. The issue may also be your house, business, precious possessions, flat or company. With Jupiter’s  benevolent eye on you in the generous sign of Leo you may well find that even the missing post, or the flakey meetings, end up being in your favour. Jupiter cycles can be like that. Still, nobody likes ripping documents apart with their bare teeth out of total frustration, so be sensible about this insane cycle they called Mercury Retrograde and bear in mind that your Plan B may need to involve a Plan C. Your ruler the Moon could utterly mislead you with so-called binding decisions near Tuesday 3rd February and Wednesday 18th February, but remember that when Mercury is out of phase, grand announcements can often turn out to be hollow later, or simply reversed. If you happen to be involved with Wall Street or sharemarkets in general please read the story on Mercury Retrograde on this website, in The Astrology Blog. Pebbles thrown sideways have wonky ripple effects.

 


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Leo: February 2015

Anchoring Your Money
The need to anchor your money is acute, as early as Sunday 1st February and Monday 2nd February. This also applies to your possessions, business interests, charity or property. The message is repeated near Sunday 8th February, and particularly Monday 9th February when not only Neptune leaves you potentially all at sea, but Chiron could pull you too far out. There is a complicated relationship at the heart of the cash, the house, the company, the flat, the good cause or the valuable items. The square between the Sun in the confused (and confusing) sign of Pisces, and Saturn, will expose exactly which numbers you need to scrutinize more carefully near Monday 23rd February, and this will help you examine it all more deeply near Thursday 26th February when there will at last be some clarity about what has, to date, been so unclear. When everything is all over the place, all the time, or people are all over the place – even large institutions or departments – you simply have to be ruthlessly organized. You’ll be so much better off financially in the second half of 2015 anyway you may as well face whatever music is there. You may be pleasantly surprised to discover it is Miss P.J. Harvey and not the horrible doof doof you were expecting.

Travel and Travel In The Mind

You will undertake one of your most ambitious trips (or head trips) after Friday 20th February when both Venus and Mars enter the energetic sign of Aries, joining together in a conjunction on Sunday 22nd February. They join Uranus, the planet of radical change and exciting new freedom, in the Ninth House of your horoscope, which describes how you travel – literally – or intellectually. What happens near Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th February moves things along, so that you are in the perfect position to embrace the journey, relocation, web project, book, course or workshop later on in March and June.

Partners, Former Partners, Potential Partners

After March 3rd you will know exactly where you stand with your former, current or potential partner. Either his or her situation is in question, or the communication is not there between you. There may also be flawed transportation, problematic telephones or computers – or internet connections – obstructing what should be the normal game of verbal or written ping-pong that happens between two people. This is obviously annoying as the Full Stone Moon on Tuesday 3rd February calls for some kind of discussion or decision, but rather than waste your breath or have to rewrite your diary you may prefer to wait until February is out of the way before you can actually give firm plans the nod. Take mental notes at this time. The Sun’s opposition to Jupiter on  Friday 6th February is tremendously illuminating as you will see him, her or the nature of the relationship in total clarity, but so much of what was discussed or decided earlier on will be replayed or changed after Wednesday 11th February when Mercury goes direct in Aquarius, that calling judgement is far too premature. There is a New Moon on Wednesday 18th February in the final degree of Aquarius which is also far too premature; right after Valentine’s Day! Not so much a fresh start in your life with him or her, more a dress rehearsal for a firm new March direction.

 

 


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Virgo: February 2015

This Is Not Your Mother’s Banking

This is not your mother’s banking. February brings the first hint of a wholesale revolution in your approach to money, property, charity or business. At a deeper level the great change that is occurring in stages, between now and June, is about your value system. What you will and will not sell out for. Who and what you consider to be precious; even priceless. This will bear very little resemblance to any standard model or accepted way of operating, and that is precisely the point. You have no desire to be stuck or confined any further, and that is why the final ten days of February when Venus and Mars enter Aries will be so important. You need a faster pace, to power the revolution. You also need to feel the value of a really complex, potent, layered relationship at the heart of what you are doing. That may sound like an odd description of your accountant, but given that Venus, Mars, Uranus and the Moon’s Node are all in your Eight House it is far more likely to be a family or personal connection in your life. Effectively this is a power based money relationship which is long overdue for a great change which would ensure your independence. It is coming, with a tremendous rush of energy, in late February.

Relationships and Responsibility

Your horoscope suggests you have to own your responsibility for the level of confusion or even chaos which now surrounds your relationship with a former, current or potential partner. This applies to enemies and great rivals too; one can be in a situation with them which is as complex as any marriage! Owning your participation in events is your first way out of a situation which your horoscope suggests has gone too far, or is about to do so. One of the reasons it runs so deep is your wholesale willingness to forget realities and practicalities and instead dwell in an alternative universe with him, or her, which bears no relationship at all to what is really going on ‘back there’ in the place where others have rather different perceptions and rules. Hauling yourself back may take some time but as the Sun will illuminate and expose the matter so extremely well, by the end of February you should see your way clear to making changes which would curtail things. If you do have a dispute in your life, or are attracting those who are jealous of you, be acutely aware of those who are deceptive, slippery or fraudulent. Not to the level of paranoia. Just with common sense. Don’t let just anyone past your usual boundaries, Virgo.

Mercury Retrograde

Like Gemini, you are ruled by Mercury, and he is now out of phase. Your daily workload or your relationship with your body  will be affected. As a general rule of thumb, February is the month to have alternatives ready and to not necessarily expect things to go according to plan. Be particularly aware of the potential for changes, delays or cancellations involving transport, travel, printing, computers, the internet, the post and your telephone or fax. These are classic turf for Mercury to turn his backwards somersaults on and a little awareness could save you trouble.

 

 


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Libra: February 2015

Children and Lovers

The Fifth House of your horoscope rules your heirs and any pretenders to the throne. It rules the next generation – children, godchildren, nieces, nephews – and large-scale projects involving the young (the pretenders to the throne) who are influenced by the force of your personality. The Fifth House also rules lovers. Your mistress. Your Friend With Benefits. It also describes sexual relationships where the emphasis is very much on future pregnancy or existing parental roles. Now, at any other time of year, with a New Moon in the Fifth House, you would be looking at a fresh start. Perhaps the birth of a child or a relationship. The beginning of something utterly new with, or for, the younger people in your life. Because Mercury is out of phase, though, no matter how much outside forces may conspire to squeeze an epic decision from you, perhaps you would prefer to wait until all the dust has settled and the jigsaw pieces are on the board from March 3rd before you go making any big announcements or deciding where your heart lies. Mercury is withholding information from you and it needs to come out, piece by piece. As this is the time of year when children and young adults in particular are adjusting to a new school or university term, Mercury could have any amount of tricks up his sleeves for them; have Plan B. And in love? The communication is not there (yet). Do treat any Deep And Meaningful with a huge grain of salt.

Former, Current, Potential Partners

Along from the Fifth House with all its emphasis on your lover – and the children or young adults in your world – there is also the Seventh House, which is about the business of partnership, nothing more, nothing less. The conjunction of Venus, your ruler, with Mars, on Sunday 22nd February is an absolute eye-opener and announces an entirely new phase with the man who matters so much to you, or the woman who pushes all your emotional buttons. You can expect an accelerated pace. Mars will see to that. There will be an element of push and shove, with your former, current or potential partner. This may be because of entirely justified rivalry or even jealousy; these two archetypes have a reputation for churning up torrid emotion. Venus herself has long been associated with 1950’s soap opera antics (and morals) as she was never faithful; always seductive; prone to seduction; utterly and unapologetically devoted to the art and business of love. On a spiritual level you could say that none of what passes for love in February (the month of Saint Valentine’s Day) is actually the real thing. That may be true to some degree as Venus and Mars never penetrate very far below the surface to the soul. It is all about the sex for them, or the addiction of competition, or the ego gratification of being admired. What will utterly amaze you, though, is the way that this man or woman becomes a conduit to your own freedom. Not just what passed for freedom before. Exhilarating, enthralling new freedom, as close as March.

Routine? What Routine?

It is too ironic for words that Virgo, the sign that rules the daily routine in the natural zodiac, is opposite to Pisces. Virgo, with all its efficiency, rituals, method and order is the polar opposite of Pisces, that sign which has no interest in the real world, and every interest in escaping from it. In February, there will be a positive slew of heavenly bodies in Pisces, scuppering any idea of routine at all. Part of the issue would appear to be your body; your physical temple. Little by little, you have been slipping into an alternative way of functioning (food, drink, drugs, fitness, medicine, healing, surgery) which has become quite acceptable to you, yet is entirely at odds with the way the rest of the normal world operates. You even know this, yet it is unlikely that February will let you get away with very much. The Sun’s ingress in Pisces from Wednesday 18th is an alarm clock you needed to hear. Beyond your body, there is also the question of your daily workload, incorporating housework as well as your paid profession, course or voluntary commitment. If ever there was a need for boundaries, it is now. The clock and the calendar. The concept of defined roles and responsibilities on particular projects. February is Wakey Wakey time.

 

 


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Scorpio: February 2015

Your House, Flat, Family, Household, Home Town

What is done could come undone. What is final may be changed or even reversed later. Work around this and keep a weather eye on anything that may cost unfeasible amounts of time or money. Your house, home town, flat, household, family – perhaps even your sense of nationhood – is under Mercury’s peculiar retrograde and shadow retrograde phase this month. February is a moveable feast and you may want to be aware of that when you are agreeing to particular terms or conditions, or scheduling firm dates in your diary. Flexibility is your special friend, even though you are a Scorpio and you shine most brightly when you are in total control. Sometimes you have to shrug and let mad Mercury control the agenda. Just read the fine print before you buy that house at auction. And nobody would be surprised if a relative or flatmate started acting out Mercury Retrograde for you. Unreliable information source? Check. Flakey commitment? Check. Just be gently aware before you tie up plans.

Children and Lovers

You will have a pair of goggles handed to you shortly after Wednesday February 18th so that you can finally see clearly, when operating under water. How do you operate under water? With your lover or mistress. With the mother or father of your children. Alternatively, perhaps, with your son, daughter, niece, nephew, godchild or large-scale youth project. The goggle are so useful because you need to see just how far removed from the real world you have become. There is nothing inherently wrong with using sex, parenthood or youth projects as a way out of dull old normality, with all its gritty edges, but at a certain point, your horoscope turns, and you have to get real. It is far better that you get real at the relatively soft Sun-Saturn square near Monday 23rd February, than the more serious Saturn-Neptune square later on. Nobody likes rules. Nobody really wanted Glastonbury to become all serious and corporate, with proper policing and fences. Nevertheless, unless you want the world of children, young adults or your sexuality to become a kind of muddy festival, you’ll contain and control this so tightly. If not, the general atmosphere is one of muddle and hazy perceptions. It’s so easy to get lost. To forget who belongs where, and why. Boundary crossing is a delightful activity for a while but this has gone on for too long. One of the classic manifestations of Neptune in the Fifth House of your solar chart is the total loss or denial of proper boundaries between parent and son – or daughter. Neptune is so easily managed, though. Is it time?

When The Hard Day’s Night Is Worth It

Working like a dog? Thinking of a Beatles song? This is actually the best thing you could possibly do. Consider Mr Kurt Cobain too, because Nirvana is in your chosen field, industry, business or profession in February-August.  You will develop an entirely new relationship with your own talent, expertise or skill set in the final ten days of February with further thrilling developments in March and June. The approaching Uranus-Jupiter trines are historic and important, and they fall in areas of your horoscope associated with outstanding achievement, rewarding service, fulfilling duty and tremendous prestige. You have been engaged in a rejection dance with your project, role, job, course or goal. You began by rejecting what (and whom) seems so irrelevant and outdated. In turn, you have been roundly rejected. This is a great beginning. The rejection disco is where all the best moves are made, because without it, you simply would not be gunning for the kind of radical change that excites you. Two key players in your story who emerge in the final ten days of February will help you write that revolutionary chapter.

 

 

 


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Sagittarius: February 2015

Rattling Your Own Chains

You seldom have any idea how much you fence yourself in, or restrict yourself, until Uranus in Aries comes along to set you free. February is about rattling your chains. There is so much more to explore, experience and experiment with than you have allowed yourself – sexually – and that will be evident after Venus and Mars change signs in the final ten days of the month. From that point through to June, at the Uranus-Jupiter trine (and Jupiter is your ruler) there will be a sense of your time having come, in more ways than one. If you were to crystallise everything you were trying to achieve in 2013 and 2014, so sporadically and randomly, it would no doubt end in a mission statement about the need to usher in a new world. A more enthralling world. The Fifth House, where Uranus has taken up residence for the duration, describes your lover or mistress – or the love you make with the parent of your child. It also points clearly to the child in question, and perhaps nieces, nephews, godchildren or ‘all the world’s children’ if you cast your net that wide. February in its later stages is about accepting that life will move a great deal faster than you anticipated, and about being ready to say yes, as soon as you can. Taking a deep breath and reviewing and rewinding the last two years will help. You need to be utterly clear about what you were going for (or whom you were pursuing) all along, and why. A great deal is about to become possible very rapidly and a clear sense of the direction you were cobbling together will help. No more random attempts or vague experiments. Having found out who or what you want, you can get it. It may not be until June that you realise just how many chains you had attached to yourself. All pointless!

Communication, Information, Transportation

The double whammy in your chart in February is that Mercury the Messenger of the Gods who rules transportation, information and communication (as well as negotiation and train stations) is also in your Third House of words, ideas and images. Mercury is not behaving at all normally as he is hopping backwards and forwards and occasionally standing still, like a stunned kangaroo in the headlights. Imagining that Mercury is Random Skippy in February will help you plan your diary accordingly and work around the inevitable internet, computer, postal or telephonic issues. A reversal or retraction? Check. A completely withdrawn plan? Check. A hollow statement? Check. Technical problems? Check. Human error? Check, check, check. And that’s what you must do, to deal with the cycle. March 3rd ends it.

Residing and Belonging

Where do you reside and where do you belong? To whom do you belong, and where are your tree roots? If you are not even fully sure yourself, you know for a fact you have been swept away by Neptune’s tidal waves in your horoscope and February is the time to haul yourself back. The classic Neptune cycle, even when he is not accompanied by Chiron or Salacia, tends to be confused and confusing. Others are not entirely sure about your family situation, your domestic life, your house, your flatmate, your apartment, your home town or even your home country.  There are puzzles and mysteries. Every time you grope for an answer you end up…groping for an answer. Yet, because the Immum Coeli of your solar chart is where you ground yourself, and feel at home in the world, it is very important that you take small steps towards some kind of organization and order. It may seem impossible when there is so very little there to anchor you, or when you are dealing with people, places or organisations which maintain the levels of confusion! Nevertheless, a deepening whirlpool of aspects in your horoscope, generated in the sign of Pisces, suggests February is one of those months when you must arm yourself with information (hard facts being particularly welcome) and a more realistic approach to what, by your own doing, has become an increasingly unreal world. This is a parallel universe that is fine for as long as the bubble is kept afloat but when Saturn knocks the bubble around much later, you may want your sense of belonging to a place, or to particular people, to be in much firmer shape. Escapism is only enjoyable when it’s actually recognized as an escape; as an alternative. Your house, flat, homeland, home town, family or household is rather like that at the moment.

 

 


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Capricorn: February 2015

Your Front Door – All New, All Good

Your house, flat, home town, family, household or home town will seem all new to you, in one thrilling wave of change after another, between now and June, when you can truly say you have turned your life around. Of course, you have been moving in this very direction since 2013, but sometimes you need to see events turn over rapidly, so that you sharpen your goals and really understand what it is you have been trying to achieve. This will happen when Mars, the great accelerator of astrology, changes signs in the final ten days of February. This is a moment whose time has come. Do trust the process, because you have been held back from taking full advantage of the most exciting places; the most enthralling people; the most remarkable plans. Now all bets are off and you must pursue what, to you, spells tremendous new freedom and space in your life. To be a free spirit is something many people never fully experience, as life is full of compromises and straitjackets. Now, thanks to a chain of developments affecting your neighbourhood, country, flatmates, relatives, property investments or home, you can go full-tilt. Capricorn is a cautious sign with a tremendous amount of safeguards, systems and structures in her or his life. The forthcoming Uranus-Jupiter trines which are back-announced by Mars and Venus in late February should alter all that. You would be mad to say no. Make it so. This is a brave new world.

Financial Shenanigans

You will go backwards and forwards with the money, business interests or perhaps the cash-in-kind (possessions, property) in February, as Mercury retraces his steps and occasionally comes to a grinding halt. The wheels will not go around as they normally should. From March 3rd normal processes will be resumed, but until that date you may come across some classic manifestations of Mercury Retrograde and Retrograde Shadow affecting your banking, company, taxation, shares, retail activity and so on. These include empty announcements; flawed communication processes; technical malfunction; unreliable verbal handshakes. Of course with abundant, protective, benevolent Jupiter in your Eighth House of money and security, you may well find that what reverses or staggers in your plans actually ends up being of tremendous benefit to you – yet take no chances. Read the fine print. Be aware.

Connecting With Others

Connecting with others is a matter for the Third House of your horoscope and with a stellium in Pisces there, it seems very unlikely that things have been operating as they should. Far from it – your communication online and also in the real world has kept you in a bubble of non-reality! Perhaps some of this is down to how you hear, read and speak (depending on your age and personal circumstances). It is even more likely that the internet itself, with all its confused and confusing currents, has seen you surfing without any leg rope to hold you. As February will only deepen the currents around your communication it is down to you, to sharpen your awareness of what has been going wrong, and to do something decisive about it. One of the issues may be those with whom you are in regular communication, or even the ISP you are dealing with – or your phone company. Perhaps the issue is the postal service where you live. If you are in a profession where you must speak (and be heard) then there may be all kinds of questions about how efficient and effective things actually are. What the mighty Sun does in February is turn a spotlight on all this, after 12 months of merely surfing, cruising and floating. Thus, communication becomes the priority it should always have been. If the media or publishing touch your life or you are professionally involved online, then it really is absolutely central to your existence.


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Aquarius: February 2015

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

At any other time of year, your branding, profile or appearance would be a straightforward matter for discussion. The plans could proceed and the paper trail could be swiftly dealt with. As Mercury is meandering backwards and forwards through your sign, however, the First House of your solar chart, where you define who you are to the world – and project a particular image – is rather muddled and unreliable. It will not be until March 3rd that you can sign off permanently from one particular episode so if you can avoid adding more to what is essentially a scrambled sauce, you may prefer to do so. Conversations which you fondly assume will clear things up, or new decisions which you hopefully imagine will clarify one of your ‘Me’ issues are very unlikely to do this, unless made well after February.

Audience and Readership

Your audience awaits. Your readership is guaranteed. You have the keys in your hand and you can see all the new and exciting doors which might be opened. Now, what enables you to turn the lock? It may well depend on the final ten days of February when Venus conjuncts Mars, a most impatient combination, in the spontaneous and fearless sign of Aries. From that point forward you really should pay more attention to your own tastes, preferences and instincts, and less attention to what is so conventional and commonplace. You are on a far more interesting trail than that and as you see what is possible with the new tools and raw resources now around you, it should be clear that being true to your own voice and mind is the only priority. Your ruler Uranus is set to trine Jupiter twice before the middle of the year and that guarantees your plans and projects will be airborne. How high you soar depends on how consciously you use the closing days of February and opening days of March, when Uranus, the planet of revolution and new beginnings, makes a stunning aspect to Jupiter, the planet of golden opportunity.

Seeing What Is There

Seeing what is there, financially, and dealing with what is real – not fondly imagined or merely guessed at – is the challenge of February. You have blind spots and you know it. There is chaos and you know that too. Now you must get to grips with all of that and be a realist, even if you feel there are certain things you do not want to look at. The great irony is that you will be better off anyway, after August, when Jupiter changes signs to Virgo, and you begin to make tremendous gains from other people’s money, property, business interests or possessions. You can make or save a fortune in that cycle so why not be positive and firm, about what seems so wobbly and unclear? The stellium in Pisces this month draws your attention to the unavoidable and inevitable, after many months when you were inhabiting a most peculiar place, either in terms of the money, or perhaps the property, business and possessions. Use February or lose it. You have seldom been so well placed to curtail and control what is going on.

 

 


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Pisces: February 2015

Business As Unusual

If you understand that the last two years was a kind of half-formed experiment when you were making occasional forays into a different, more interesting, more progressive way of handling money, then February will really serve you. To date your approach to your cash, house, flat, business or possessions has been a tale of unorthodox stabs in the dark. It has been random, though wholehearted, yet there has been no over-arching principle guiding you forwards. Part of the reason for this is that you were responding to the transits of Uranus, which tends to produce short, sharp, sudden and rather dramatic efforts. There has been no sustained or consistent approach to your banking, debt, taxation, company, investments or retailing to date, because the cycle simply has not served you that way. What you can do in the final ten days of February is review and rethink. Put the last two years in context. See what you were trying to do, all along. Label and describe it to yourself. Uranus can work through accidental discovery and perhaps this has been the case with your situation. You are now in a stunning position to take these discoveries and add them up – perhaps literally calculating the dollars, pounds or euros. In March and again in June, Uranus will meet Jupiter in a perfect trine, enabling you to use what you pursue in late February as a launching pad for what is the most emancipating revolution in years.

Random Muddle Alert

The usual Random Muddle Alert one expects with Mercury’s retrograde and shadow retrograde periods (covering all of February) does require some attention. You appear to be operating behind the scenes on something very important where others draw the exposure and you are virtually hidden behind the curtains. Alternatively you are dwelling in a world of the most intense secrecy where everything is classified and even your lover or best friend cannot know what is so utterly confidential. This is where the Mercury Retrograde cycle will really muddy the waters, and so you may prefer to keep life as plain and simple as possible. Normally the Full Moon and New Moon here would prompt some sort of milestone decision – the kind that would stick – but it seems very unlikely on this cycle, when there will be delays, reversals or errors. Knowing that, you can steer a clearer path, until March 3rd, when it’s over.

Who Are You?

The Who, in the later stages of their career, produced a brilliant song called Who Are You? This may as well become your personal soundtrack in February when Neptune is joined by the Sun in your own sign. You have put this off for a very long time. Avoidance and evasion do not achieve very much for your energy  levels or peace of mind, though, as running away from questions about how you look and appear is no way to make yourself feel better. If anything, you must face the music and hear what is actually there – not to mention read the hymn sheet. The maxim ‘Know thyself’ is particularly appropriate at the moment, and in truth, you have nothing to fear. You are confusing other people and have confused yourself; this is very common in a long-range Neptune transit of Pisces and you have simply succumbed to the rather subtle way Neptune operates. Like water acting upon chalk, it has an impact that is hard to see or measure – but it certainly has an impact. It is time to move away from what is cloudy or unclear (or who muddies the water for you). This applies to your reputation, personal appearance, brand and image. There is also a great deal to be said for forcing some people or organisations to be more articulate; to explain things better and more concisely and clearly to you. This is your best chance in months to find out who you are, and where you stand, and what you must do.

 



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

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January 2015

Your monthly horoscope for January 2015 written by Jessica Adams.

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Aries: January 2015

Friends and Groups

Keep your diary very flexible in January and February as at least one important plan involving your friend – or the group – will be held up, changed or even cancelled. There may be more, as Mercury (the planet which rules communication, information and transportation) is turning shadow retrograde so what you assume is final, fixed or finished could be flakey. People who have a strong Gemini or Virgo horoscope signature in their personal chart could create real issues for you, as these friends or group acquaintances may be unreliable, or end up in situations which send you back to the drawing board. Do insure or protect big plans.

The Pisces Factor

The Pisces factor in your horoscope is very potent in January – in fact, you will be dealing with Piscean themes of secrecy and invisibility right up until April. Mars will join a stellium in this rather mysterious, confused and confusing sign this month and you do need to take steps to control what is going on. Unless you want to end up floundering and feeling all at sea, this secret, private, classified or confidential matter must be reined in. Alternatively you may be operating behind the scenes as Miss or Mr Invisible, getting neither credit nor recognition, but very much involved. Here, too, you must try to contain and control things.

Career, University, Unpaid Work

You are about to be powerfully affected by a promotion, departure, takeover, merger, resignation or redundancy in your world – and maybe more than one. In other cases, people will stay seated in this game of musical chairs at your workplace or university, but there will be a massive shift in individual control and ‘ownership’ of particular roles and responsibilities. The issue is practicality. How can you play your part in working towards a practical new arrangement which will actually work successfully for yourself and others? You are famously competitive and combative, but set that aside. Negotiate terms instead.

Saturn in Sagittarius

The penny didn’t so much drop in December, as clang to the ground. You are now aware of a rather heavy new reality in your life, courtesy of Saturn in your Ninth House of travel, education, publishing, academia, foreigners and the internet. Maybe there is a Venn Diagram in your life which crosses over two or more of the items on that list. I hope you read your November and December horoscope and began consciously minimizing your commitment and giving yourself space to pull back, or even setting up a possible 2015 exit if you needed it. This will really help you, but yes – there is a new reality which does require research.


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Taurus: January 2015

Career, University, Unpaid Work

It’s so typical that the new year should begin with Mercury turning retrograde, as the traditional disruption of holidays, promotions, departures and reshuffles will be doubled by Mercury’s odd behavior. Please do read the fine print on paperwork very carefully to see what might happen in the light of a cancellation, empty promise or delay. If you can get everything in writing with your boss, lecturer, classmate, colleague, client or employee then do so, as verbal agreements are particularly vulnerable to change now. Keep your schedule flexible enough to take one or two rewrites. Normal service will be resumed from March.

Friends and Groups

You seem to be part of a group (or affected strongly by a group) which is impossible to organize, without tremendous effort. Perhaps it is worth the attempt, though, as once Mars joins Neptune in Pisces on 20th January, there is no going back and March could bring a truly chaotic situation unless you take steps now. Perhaps you also have a friend who has Neptune and/or Pisces prominent in his or her personal horoscope. If so, this friendship is both confused and confusing for other people, according to your January astrology, and although you two got away with it last year, 2015 may bring real issues unless you rein it in.

Ceres in Capricorn

The potent little dwarf planet Ceres joins Pluto, her son-in-law, in the rather relentless sign of Capricorn this month. Thus, January reminds you why you must be prepared to change every detail of an existing travel, university, foreign, school, publishing or internet arrangement. The Sun in Capricorn for the first three weeks of January will illuminate the issue and expose what is most important in the mix. There is a tremendous sense of entitlement and ownership in the air; try to understand why one person or organization might feel like this, then move on. The key is to reach a harmonious, long-term agreement.

Money, Property, Possessions, Charity, Business

You can be as wealthy as Her Majesty the Queen or Bono and still have issues with your finances, house, flat, precious objects, good cause or business interests when Saturn is around. The trick is giving yourself enough time and space to come up with a way of coping that suits you. Don’t feel as if you have to come up with some grand solution right now. This rather heavy new reality only came into being just a few days ago and you should not expect too much of yourself. You need a knowledge base; expert advice and experience on your side and that may take time to gather. Above all, don’t over-burden yourself too soon.


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Gemini: January 2015

Mercury Retrograde Alert

Mercury is your ruling planet and as he moves through his shadow retrograde in January, before appearing to turn backwards, you should insure your travel plans (he is in Aquarius, in your Ninth House of journeys) and protect – particularly – what you have in mind with education, academia, publishing (digital or traditional) and your foreign and regional connections. Classic outcomes of this notorious cycle include freak weather, strike action, flawed communication, lost objects, computer problems and so on. It really is a joy, as we all know, but keeping a flexible diary and having a back-up at all times will save you.

Career, University, Unpaid Work

Trends for your career, university degree or unpaid work in 2015 are dramatically different as the hard grind aspect of your daily life has vanished, and you have finally decided to ditch anything (or anybody) weighing you down. That sense of obligation has disappeared and you are far more interested in using your talents, skills and time as a way to explore, experiment and escape. The only issue is boundaries! You are among people who lack them, or you are locked into a system or structure which is fine if you can just cruise, drift or float  but may become problematic if others want something else from you. Try to rein things in.


Money, Property, Business, Charity

You are en route to a completely new arrangement with others and your house, flat, bank account, company, good cause or business interests will be parked in a very different place by February, thanks to the ingress of Ceres in Capricorn, alongside her son-in-law Pluto. Both Pluto and Ceres raise questions about who and what is in control, and how that control is to be shared. Even though there will be strong feelings, try to use your famous gift for communication to keep things utterly logical and simple. Even though a perfect win-win result is not possible, at least you, she, he or they can negotiate something practical.


Saturn in Your Opposite Sign

Saturn in your opposite sign of Sagittarius points to your opposite number, and also your opposition. This important new cycle thus impacts the alchemy you share with a former, current or potential partner. It also describes the chemistry created with opponents, rivals or enemies. The final six months of 2014 introduced you to the new reality. You must now accept what you cannot change and avoid falling into the trap of hoping and imagining that someone – or something – will transform. Instead, what you need is a management plan. See how others have coped before you. Read widely. This is all so new; give yourself time.


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Cancer: January 2015

Money, Property, Business, Charity, Possessions

Your ruler the Moon will conjunct the Sun on 20th January, and by rights this should be the moment for a new loan, sale, purchase, contract, donation, settlement and so on. Instead you have Mercury Retrograde to deal with, so be fully prepared for the usual delays, changes or rewritten situations, which could come at any time in January and February, right up until 3rd March. You will be protected throughout as Jupiter is on your side, but it may help to read the fine print very carefully and not to necessarily expect fast or smooth results. The sharemarkets are likely to see chaos in January and February; be aware of that.

Travel, Foreigners, Internet, Education, Publishing

One item on the above list, or perhaps two tied in the same story (for example, enrolling at a foreign university) will dominate the opening months of 2015, as a stellium is beginning to build in the sign of Pisces, which rules your approach to journeys, foreign cultures, the web, teaching, studying and writing. The Mars-Neptune conjunction on 20th January is pivotal because it will show you just how messy life can become if you ignore the need for rules and regulations. Perhaps it is a particularly vague, forgetful or chaotic person or organization at fault – maybe it is a porous or leaky structure in your life. Time to take it on.

Your Opposite Number

If you are involved with another Cancerian or a Leo, major decisions will affect the relationship by February. No matter which sign your former, current or potential partner is, though, you must carve out new territory with him or her, over the next few weeks. Should you be more emotionally engaged with a rival, opponent or enemy, that person will be at the core of a redistribution of power. Ceres in her new sign of Capricorn asks you to be practical in emotional situations. What is going to work with you and him, or you and her? Above all, do not burn any bridges. Make it easy for a compromise to be figured out.

Saturn in Sagittarius

Saturn in his new sign of Sagittarius has taken up long-term residence in your house of work, service and duty. As he only made the ingress at Christmas, perhaps you accepted a reshuffle, new job or new set of responsibilities then, or have found yourself in changed professional, voluntary or university conditions. Perhaps the new sense of heaviness or hard work comes from a specific person who has recently entered your life. In all cases, expecting people, industries, workplaces or businesses to change is a little unrealistic. Acceptance of who or what you cannot change is a much better tactic with Saturn.


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Leo: January 2015

Your Opposite Number

Your opposite number will preoccupy you in January and February, until you are finally able to accept a decision or make a firm plan, from 3rd March. Your former, current or potential partner is revealed by heavenly bodies in your opposite sign ofAquarius, which also rules any opponents, enemies or rivals. Tempting though it might be to charge forward into a major choice for, or about, this crucial person near 20th January, there will be changes and delays for weeks as Mercury is in his retrograde cycle. If signatures are required, then please factor in possible cancellations, alterations or waiting games before committing.

Your Money, Property, Possessions, Charity and Business

Everything you own, earn or owe is a far bigger priority after Mars changes signs to Pisces on 12th January, when a person or organization which is low on tolerance or patience will affect your plans. This only serves to emphasise just how unclear one situation has become, as the Mars-Neptune conjunction on 20th January will reveal the lack of firm boundaries in an arrangement which is, frankly, all over the place. Once Venus changes signs on 27th January the accent is on relationship building. From then on, the situation is not so much about the cash, house, flat, company, charity or possessions, but about winning hearts and minds.

Your Workload

After Ceres changes signs to Capricorn on 8th January your daily workload will raise questions about ownership, control and power. Ceres and Pluto will now be occupying the Sixth House of your solar chart, which describes your work ethic, your sense of duty to others, and your ability to serve, rather than lead. There will be a new arrangement by the time Ceres has done her work in January, possibly due to a reshuffle (promotions, departures) or just a psychological shift, when the old roles you all played in 2014 no longer apply. Be open to compromise and avoid emotional people and situations; life will be easier.

Your Body

The relationship between body, mind and spirit becomes far more important when your ruler the Sun conjuncts Pluto on 3rd January and Ceres changes signs from 8th January. By the time Mars sextiles Pluto on 30th January you should have adopted three or four crucial changes and made them part of a new understanding of your body and the business of eating, sleeping, drinking, using prescribed or unprescribed drugs, fitness, healing, surgery and medicine in general. For some reason you have been giving your power away to particular people, organisations or situations for months. Now you can take full control.


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Virgo: January 2015

Children and Serious Relationships

You will move towards a completely different arrangement with (or for) your children, godchildren or young relatives by February, following an emotionally charged situation which begins from 8th January. If you are in a serious relationship where you might become pregnant or acquire the status of aunt or uncle one day, there will also be new emotional and psychological territory to carve up – perhaps sexual, too. You are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, so keep talking throughout, as clear understanding of individual needs, rights, roles and responsibilities will help you, he and/or she to a new arrangement.

Boundaries With Partners

Your former, current or potential partner will become your top priority near 20th January at the Mars-Neptune conjunction – unless you are more emotionally engaged with an enemy, opponent or rival, in which case please read the next paragraph, below. The situation which built in 2014 desperately needs reining in, as although you have held things together so far, there is no point in ignoring that angel on your shoulder who has been telling you to contain and control the situation for months. You have accepted a version of reality, rather than reality itself, and it has been going on for far too long, according to your horoscope. Enough.

Enemies, Opponents, Rivals

The Seventh House of your solar chart also describes enemies, opponents and rivals (see above) and if you are in a ‘relationship’ with someone who is against you (rather like a politician and his opposition) then this will be at the core of questions about boundaries in January. You need a moat and a drawbridge – however you construct that. Be particularly aware of who and what you let into your life this month as anyone who is jealous or has a long-held grudge may surface if Mars opposes your Sun. One possible outcome now might be your decision to ditch a feud from 2013 or 2014 which took you away from the real world.

Your Workload

Your daily workload will present plenty of questions which need to be answered and some paperwork which must be signed, yet the timing is wrong. This applies no matter if you have a career, a university course of a non-profit role to deal with. Your ruling planet Mercury will be in his entire retrograde phase (including the shadow) for all of January and February so be aware of the potential for false assurances, mistakes, printing errors, computer problems and other typically messy Mercury scenarios. It may not be until March that you finally know where you stand so have Plan B up your sleeve and keep a flexible diary.


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Libra: January 2015

Children and Serious Relationships

We have a New Moon in your Fifth House in January, which classically produces a new beginning for you with  children, youth, teenagers, babies, godchildren, nieces and nephews. It commonly coincides with the birth of something new in your sex life as well – particularly if this is a sexual relationship where pregnancy is possible, or where eventual marriage would deliver aunt or uncle status for you. Just remember that Mercury is shadow retrograde throughout so you will not have a standard flying start in January. Instead, you will have a backwards-and-forwards process with changes and delays until 3rd March.

The Pisces Stellium

You have stumbled, step by step, into a situation affecting your daily workload which is now so confused and confusing that you must be proactive. The Pisces stellium looks like an explosion in a fish and chip shop, spread right across your horoscope, and unless you take conscious (new) steps to sort things out, you may be knee-deep in an even more cosmic cod by March. It looks as if your interpretation of duty, service and work has become so wildly removed reality that only drastic measures (by you) will help – and now is the time . This is particularly true if prescribed or unprescribed drugs (or alcohol) is also part of your story.

Ceres in Capricorn

Perhaps you already know this, but there will be a completely different arrangement with your relative, house, flatmate, council, flat, tenant or builder no later than March and the negotiation process starts in the second week of January. Basically, this is about power and control, so don’t even think about interpreting this as a straightforward question about kitchen tiles or a flatmate chore roster! There may even be questions about one’s homeland or national identity for some Librans too. On the smallest domestic level or on the deepest level of patriotism, your sign is now superbly placed to co-create a very, very new year.

Saturn in Sagittarius

Do you have personal planets in Gemini? You can check at serennu.com or astro.com – if so, your internet, media or publishing life will be powerfully affected by the new Saturn in Sagittarius cycle and you must start your research now. No matter what your personal chart looks like, your communication with the world will be affected by potent new realities which you woke up to in December. Saturn does have a rather dramatic way of announcing his presence, no matter if the issue is your computer, voice, hearing or any other communication-related issue. Read widely on how others have managed things before you.


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Scorpio: January 2015

Turning The Tables Online

Turning the tables online is a major theme in January, when you can finally get to the bottom of whatever (or whomever) has been such a communication issue for you. Your ruler, the dwarf planet Pluto, is conjunct the Sun early in the month so at last light will be shed and the guesswork about your social media, blog, website, e-mail, writing, media or publishing situation will vanish. If nothing else, the last few months have taught you never to take good communication for granted. What you have lacked, though, is clear information and better still, an answer that actually works. With willpower this can now be applied.

Money, Business, Property, Possessions, Charity

You can’t say you were denied several chances to either shrink your involvement, or get right away from it – yet here you are with a rather heavy, non-negotiable new situation in your life. One might even speculate that you’ve been pulled towards it, as sometimes Saturn can have a magnetic effect, even if you know very well that hard work will be involved. The issue now is staying with just the right amount of commitment – one that is not too big an ask, given the realities of what you are now dealing with. You should also be doing your homework about what came to light just before Christmas Day. Ask questions.

Children and Serious Relationships

There is a stellium in Pisces in January. This sign rules serious relationships in your life (the kind which could make you a parent, aunt or uncle one day) as well as the world of babies, children or young adults as a whole; the connection can be personal, professional or entirely voluntary. You have got away with your alternative universe for months, drifting further and further away from what used to be normality or reality. It would be great if this altered state could exist forever, but of course, every Neptune cycle has its limits. You know very well that only you can contain and control what is going on, so why hesitate?

Mercury Retrograde

There will be a rather convoluted process involving your relative, house, town, flat or flatmate in January and February, so don’t be caught out. Tenants, builders or landlords may also be involved. Mercury will begin the retrograde shadow cycle almost as soon as January gets underway, so what you might assume is a process in motion, is actually a process which is set to move backwards and forwards until March 3rd. Make common-sense provisions for people to change their minds, or for anything from missing post to computer issues to affect outcomes. Try to get everything in writing and then read the fine print.


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Sagittarius: January 2015

Communication, Information and Transportation

You have had plenty of warning about the Mercury Retrograde cycle which begins its shadow phase in January, so thanks to your horoscope you have already made allowances for the inevitable delays, changes or u-turns which will particularly affect commuting and short-haul travel. As this cycle also has an impact on computers, the internet, the post and communication in general you may also want to allow a wide margin for error and plenty of flexible diary space for rescheduling. Don’t buy a telephone or a laptop (or switch your ISP) without reading the fine print, terms and conditions with a great deal of special care.

Running Your Money

It is really not your fault that you have been unable to run your money, business, property or charity properly, as you have been unable to get the full story or obtain a clear picture for months. What you have needed all along is the Sun’s ingress into Capricorn, a rather practical sign, so that you can gain new angles and see the situation from others’ point of view. There will be a carve-up in the weeks ahead as you, he, she and/or they have a tremendous vested interest in controlling things, yet no one person or organization can dominate. There must be a redistribution in the balance of power, sooner rather than later.

Saturn in Sagittarius

You can still walk away from a very new situation in your life, certain to affect how you handle your image, reputation, profile or personal appearance for months to come. However, Saturn in your own sign can be curiously compelling and perhaps there is a lesson you need to learn – and even wish to learn. Just be aware that Saturn is relentless and you should not take on more than you can realistically handle. You are also rather new to the situation which now surrounds you, so the more knowledge you can acquire, the better. This is particularly important if your brand is also your career, for the most obvious reasons.

Home, Family, Property, Home Base

The semi-chaotic Pisces stellium cycle could become a real issue by March unless you take firm steps now, to put some boundaries in – especially with flatmates or relatives who lack them. This also applies to builders, landlords, tenants and anyone else who affects the quality of your home life or property investment. This cycle also has an impact on your house or flat as physical structures, and on your home town or country (your home base). Bring order to what could so easily become disordered, right now, while you can. If you leave the situation to just run on unchecked, January’s Mars-Neptune link will be tricky.


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Capricorn: January 2015

Owning Yourself

If you are like Kate Middleton or Kate Moss and have become a brand, then the issues of ownership of ‘Me’ which arise in the last three weeks of January extend beyond your own self-esteem and raise issues about your career as well. Even if your name is not your brand, the arrival of Ceres in Capricorn, your own sign, suggests major questions about how empowered you are (or not) when it comes to your personal appearance, internet profile and general reputation. There is a substantial process of change taking place in the opening weeks of 2015 which will park your packaging in an entirely new place. Try to compromise.

Secrecy, Invisibility and Mystery

Saturn, your ruling planet, is settling into his new sign of Sagittarius, which rules the Twelfth House of your horoscope. The Twelfth House describes secrets you cover up from partners and best friends – as well as confidential information and classified projects. Saturn here is bringing the unavoidable and inescapable into your life and wishful thinking about improvement or change may be unrealistic. A coping plan would be a better strategy, especially for a sign as practical as yours. Perhaps there is also a rather new mystery in your life? Or an invisible, uncredited role you are playing? Again, a practical answer helps.

Internet, Media, Publishing, Communication

Your horoscope is so profoundly affected by the forthcoming Mars-Neptune conjunction in Pisces that you may want to make a pre-emptive strike on your internet life, media commitment, multimedia projects, publishing goals and all aspects of communication. To be blunt, you have been avoiding the real world for too long and must tidy things up – at the very least – before you end up in a rather chaotic situation by March. Perhaps your telephone, voice or hearing is the issue? Maybe it’s just the worldwide web as a whole, which has no boundaries. Make a list. Tick the boxes. Make your way back to the real world!

Money, Property, Business, Charity, Possessions

With Jupiter in Leo until the middle of 2015 you can’t go too far wrong with your finances, house, flat, company, good cause or valuable possessions. You’ve already walked effortlessly into two rather useful situations and there will be more. Just be aware that the new beginning you make in January will be affected by delays, changes or perhaps a complete turnaround. Read the paperwork very carefully. Try to get everything in writing, and then pore over that as well. We are entering Mercury’s retrograde shadow cycle which fools an awful lot of people into thinking something is firmed up when it’s not. Plan B calls.


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Aquarius: January 2015

Reputation, Image, Appearance, Role

Under normal circumstances the opening weeks of a new year would bring a New Moon in Aquarius, your own sign, and the straightforward business of a new beginning for you in image, reputation or appearance terms. Instead we have the complicating factor of Mercury retrograding in Aquarius, and as his shadow phase (at the start of January) could find you innocently setting up plans, only to see them delayed, changed or reversed later – be savvy about your timing. Anything from a printing error with a new business card, to a pharmaceuticals hack of your website, could be an issue. You get the picture. Have back-up.

Money, Business, Property, Charity

A Mars-Neptune conjunction in the financial sector of your horoscope is a landmark event and it may coincide with a rather chaotic situation unless you make a concerted attempt to streamline, organize and control what is going on. You have consciously avoided some really pressing issues in the last few months, in favour of a rather escapist approach. It’s been interesting, given the total reversal of the situation you were stuck with in recent years, but it’s also unhelpful, given the potential for muddle with your cash, company, charity, house, flat or possessions. Face the music and do what is required. The sooner the better, Aquarius.

Friends and Groups

You have actively encouraged a new friend or group in your life, despite the rather serious implications. Alternatively, you have pursued a different version of a very old friendship or group involvement, confident that you can handle anything or anybody. You may not get the full measure of what or who is involved until you settle into a rhythm, but do be a total realist about what you are up for, as it is still early enough in the year for you to pull out. In fact, you already appear to have tried minimizing your involvement – and maybe you did try to walk away. The fact is, if you’re still here with him, her or them, it’s karma. And it’s heavy.

Empowerment

You are going to find empowerment in January if you own your life in a more conscious way. One of the biggest issues in the final months of 2014 was feeling that something, or someone, was taking over – effectively, was the boss of you. This is such a grand illusion that you will be kicking yourself (gently) in a few weeks when you realise you were actually giving your power away the whole time. In fact, the reins are already close enough to take, but the only thing that will put you in that position is knowledge – and action. You took some steps to try and fix the issues, but now you must take more. And truly, it will work.


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Pisces: January 2015

Owning Your Social Life

Owning your social life, being the boss of your own friendships, running your group commitments – does it seem like an elusive fantasy? Perhaps this always seems to get away from you, because you have been stuck with a difficult Pluto cycle in 2014. Now, however, not only Pluto but also Ceres will inhabit Capricorn, a sign associated with hard-headed thinking and a down-to-earth approach. You are the only person who can make the change happen. There is also one piece of information you need to know – and it’s coming. Inexperience or a lack of solid knowledge thwarted you before, but January is very useful.

Success and Ambition

Saturn in the Tenth House of your horoscope emphasizes the price you must now pay for success, achievement and ambition. If you want something solid, then you can have it, but it’s solid in the same way as lead – it’s heavy too. Only you can judge what feels like too much of a load to carry in 2015. The situation which has sprung up around you is relatively recent, so there is still time to try and scale down your commitment or even ditch it. Pisceans are tremendous escape artists but try not to evade or avoid the rather pressing new realities. Instead, find out more. Ask as many rude questions as you can get away with.

Mars and Neptune in Pisces

When it comes to your profile, appearance, brand, reputation or image – try to keep it real. Better still, make it real in the first place. This might be hard to see, as you have inhabited a different parallel universe for such a long time. Without an effort to do the dull, sensible thing, though, you will ultimately run into situations which are confusing at the very least, and downright chaotic if they go too far. Take a few steps back from your brand, as  if you were baked beans or beer. What do you represent to the world and how does it affect other aspects of your life too? Now is the time to haul everything back to normality.

Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

If you have planets in Aquarius, as many Pisces people do, then Mercury Retrograde will affect the smooth running of a group you belong to, so be aware of potential reversals and delays until the first week of March. Whatever your horoscope looks like, January and February will bring a higher or more dramatic global occurrence of freakish weather, strike action, computer viruses, airline issues and other typical Mercury Retrograde effects, starting with the shadow phase at the beginning of the month. Mercury rules the internet, information, commuting, travel, post and telephones so allow for a chain of changes.



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

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Your December Horoscopes

Your monthly horoscope for December from Jessica Adams Psychic Astrologer

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Aries: December 2014


The Realities of Books, Websites, Courses, Travel

If you read your horoscope all the time then you have had plenty of messages about your 2015 book, website (or blog), course, trip or relocation. There may be a regional or foreign connection tied in with your priorities on that list right now. Having been forewarned, you are very unlikely to be going full-tilt into that same commitment or plan you were talking about back in September or October. Good. You had a few uh-oh moments and it’s worked. Now you’re pulling back.

Astrology refuseniks born under your sign will not be so fortunate as they will be plunging into insanely demanding, heavy, difficult and slow situations in 2015, as the realities of publishing, academia, education, the internet, the travel industry – or particular cultural differences – will really hit. You have three weeks in December, right up until Christmas, to further reshape what you are doing. By ‘reshape’ I mean, lighten the deal. Some timely questions will reveal just why.

The people who have the most trouble with Saturn are those who just plunge in, and of course Aries is a sign well-known for her action woman or action man approach. In fact, you get kudos for it. Not on this occasion, though. There is no way you can avoid the rather demanding cycle ahead, but you can make it matter less to you; tie up far less of your time and energy; sidestep things before they become a burden to you. Astrology is about being proactive so do use it.

Your Social Status and Success

Your social status and success is ruled by Capricorn in your horoscope and it usually describes your career, university commitment or non-profit role. Unless your second name is Kardashian it’s very unlikely to be about your husband. Your situation has been increasingly relentless since Pluto moved forward and in December you will hit the point of no return. A couple of situations will make your situation perfectly clear and a dramatic decision with 2015 in mind follows.

What Excites You About Yourself

What excites you about yourself – the way you look, the way you appear to the world – is also what excites others. You only have to look at the way Twitter and the mainstream media have jumped on your Aries colleagues Caitlin Moran and Dame Vivienne Westwood in 2014. The truth is, you haven’t even hit your straps yet. The radical revision, of your radical revision, is just waiting for you. The issue for you is sorting out your career or other role so you have time to chase it.

You know you are on the right track if you have been steadily rejecting old, tired, stuck notions about how you should look and present yourself in 2013 and 2014. The true sign of progress is being rejected for this trailblazing approach to clothes, hair, face, shape, body, shoes, persona, social media profile and the rest. Of course, by now, those who were sniffy about the changes you were making have been converted. But yes, it was a good sign you were on track.

Now you can free up your life and actively chase the most exciting innovations in terms of yourself. You have been blocked from this by the intense and frankly inescapable situation dominating your career, non-profit role or university course, but now wheels are turning. One rather enthralling episode in December convinces you to be even more radical next year, so lock down the plans and set yourself free right now, by finding the time to take the very first big step.

The End of Financial Stagnation

The end of financial stagnation comes with Saturn’s exit from Scorpio, which has driven a large percentage of Aries people mad since 2013. Perhaps the issue has been your business, house, apartment, tax or possessions. Maybe it’s just the global economic slump which has hit you personally. In any case, clap your hands and sing your favourite Ramones song, because within 48 hours of Father Christmas appearing in your kitchen, the heaviest cycle in years is over.


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Taurus: December 2014

Defining Boundaries with Friends and Groups

As 2014 ends you are in the mood to define boundaries with friends or groups (teams, societies, bands, clubs and other networks). There may need to be a demarcation line firmly applied. The truth is, you have been dealing with people who are strongly Neptunian or have Pisces influence in their horoscopes. They have been absent-minded, vague, woolly, wafty or just missing – all too often. You have had quite enough of this and so December looks like decision time.

Knowing Your Power

You need to know your power and own it too, or you will never get the rewards you deserve from your book, website, blog, course, workshops, teaching, trips or foreign involvements. Just by expanding your geographical and intellectual horizons in the last two years, you have become increasingly influential. This is a good sign you are on the right track, but you have also been stuck with people who are keeping you small. Are you afraid of your own power? Ask the question.
Pluto the planet which raises issues about empowerment, especially for women, is at large in your horoscope this December, thanks to a New Moon also in his current sign, which is Capricorn. The end of the year is traditionally when you have some free time to look back at the last 12 months and give yourself a mini life review. Well, this December it will more than that. The fact is, you need a whole new way (a better way) to pursue travel, publishing, the web or education.

Using Astrology To Steer Finance

Your finances, house, tax, apartment, charity, business interests, possessions or company will be strongly affected by Saturn in his new sign of Sagittarius, from December forward. The cycle will take you through many layers and levels in 2015 and 2016 so use astrology to steer your destiny now. Hopefully you were reading your horoscope back in June so you were aware of who or what the issu would be. Well, now you know. Listen – even with signatures you can pull back.

You may even want to pull out, which would be dramatic, but despite the strong hold this rather new chapter in your life has on you, don’t worry too much about redefining terms or rethinking the arrangement. That Full Moon in Gemini and Sagittarius a few months ago was powerful stuff. You set yourself on a course which now, in December, you must realistically appraise while you still have time. Just be aware of what you are getting yourself into before it’s too late.

Goodbye Saturn, Goodbye

Saturn in your opposite sign of Scorpio can describe difficult episodes with enemies, rivals or opponents. Perhaps you have had one or more feuds or conflicts in 2013 or 2014 as a result. If so, the hangover finishes within 48 hours of Christmas Day. There may be a flashback in the middle of 2015 but apart from that you can leave this behind. It may have been a professional spat, or a more personal issue involving your love life, but this is so over, it’s ovaaaah.

The other scenario, common to this transit, is one challenge after another with (or for) your husband, boyfriend, ex partner, potential lover, wife or girlfriend. Nothing has been nice and easy. Everything has been a drag. The trouble is, Saturn cycles accustom you to putting up with him/her/it for such a long time that you forget you ever had an enjoyable love and sex life. Truly. It should not take too long to adjust after Christmas Day, though. New year, new era, new love life.

When New Means Better

When does new, automatically mean better? When you are operating in secret, so far below the surface that nobody sees or knows what you are doing. That is one avenue to exciting new discoveries and experiments this month. In fact, you will be forced to do things differently, as a result of unavoidable circumstances – yet you will thrill to what you are exploring, then acting on. If this is not about a secret, then it is about an uncredited, unacknowledged role. Same story.


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Gemini: December 2014

Preparing for Saturn in Sagittarius

Take a long, ruthlessly realistic look at your partner, former partner or potential partner right now. Thinking about 2015 – minimise the commitments, shrink the arrangements, slash the time and energy you were going to spend. If your enquiries reveal a real problem up ahead by December 21 (this gives you three weeks, assuming you’re checking this on December 1) then walk away, Renee. Saturn will slow down the pace with this person and bring substantial obstacles.

The trick is keeping the agenda very light-on, so that the crawling pace of the next 1-2 years does not drive you mad. Also, reduce the stakes or the investment so that when you hit the ‘learning experiences’ (this is hippy astrology speak from the Eighties for Saturn’s obstacles) you are not so deeply affected. It’s a very big deal for Saturn to change signs to Sagittarius, right opposite you. If you’re around 60 it happened when you were around 30.

If you are single, a person may have crossed your path or come back into your life, in the second half of 2014 – who is heavy going. Sure, there are good things about him or her, but this person has Saturn or Capricorn themes in his/her natal chart or may be going through a Saturn transit. Clues – nothing is fast or simple. Everything is the long way round with this person. You’ve already hit an uh-oh moment. Gemini, you need to know a lot more about this person before you act.

Enemies, Opponent, Rivals

Every Angelina Jolie has a Jennifer Aniston. Every Nicole Kidman has a Tom Cruise. Gemini, you can manage your future adroitly and expertly in the three weeks preceding Christmas Day, if you extricate yourself from anything major, heavy and committal you were pursuing a few weeks ago. For heaven’s sake don’t sign or promise anything unless you are 100% sure of the outcomes and implications next year. And even the year after that. Pull this back or get off it.

Can I Have My Lifestyle Back?

Every Gemini wants to know, ‘Can I have my lifestyle back?’ as it has been well over two years since you were in a comfortable space. You have either been dealing with serious medical issues, tedious health problems that never go away – or really demanding situations in your working day. I am sure you have been fencing the most boring, stuck, slow-moving people, systems or organisations in the line of work, study or volunteering and have honestly had quite enough.

The good news is, you will get your lifestyle back and have an entirely different career, university or non-profit sector experience in 2015. You have already seen the potential for improvement, just in the last few weeks. You have been getting ready for the change. Now, you have December to gain some closure. IT may be that there is still one painful episode from 2013 or 2014 which you need to settle, one way or another. I recommend waiting until the second half of 2015.

Why the wait? Because much as you are tempted to take a really good swipe at a situation, person or organization which truly upset your path in life, you have Saturn returning June-September 2015 and the last thing you want is round two – especially if you thought something was resolved. So fast-forward closure, despite the fact that you long to wrap up the year with a neat bow and move on. You would be far more successful pursuing this, post September 2015.

Your Wild, Weird, Wonderful New Social Life

What thrills you, also thrills others. It’s like a community plug-in session for your Twitter network, club, team, society, charity, band, political party or group. You have come an awfully long way (practically unrecognizable) in your social life and friendships – and tribes – in the last few years. Now you get to take yourself to the next level. I would almost describe this as the peak moment of what you have been preparing for. And you can be revolutionary. You’ve barely begun.


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Cancer: December 2014

Saturn Quits Your Sex Zone

In astrology, the love you make in the Fifth House (where Saturn, the planet of delays, now resides) is very different to the love you make in the Seventh House (where Pluto, the planet of power issues, now resides). Fifth House love is basically recreational sex or procreational sex, and it’s either entirely dictated by the contraception, or the need to have heirs and spares. You can’t really get away from this issues when you’re shagging on a Saturn in Scorpio cycle.

Zero sexual choices, boring/slow/stuck sexual choices, bedtime fears and all the other lovelies that Saturn brings, may have affected you profoundly in 2013 or 2014. You may actually have been in bed with Saturn; so trying to find intimacy with someone who self-sabotages. This person has a welter of Saturn or Capricorn aspects in his/her chart or may be going through a major Saturn transit. In any case, relief is coming. New year, new sex life, new choices.

The Fifth House is ruled by Leo in the natural zodiac, the symbol of monarchy, and so adulterous affairs or mistresses are common outcomes of this cycle (royal sexual privilege and all that). Leo, most of all, rules children and so we come back to the idea of sex being about procreation or recreation. Seventh House love is totally different; it’s about equal partnership, although this is tremendously difficult at the moment as Pluto keeps raising control issues.

The sexual aspect of your life will be easier, lighter, more relaxed, more comfortable, less of an (insert expletive here) waiting game. You will see the change almost as soon as Saturn makes the ingress into Sagittarius, within 48 hours of Christmas Day. As we also have a New Moon in your opposite sign of Capricorn, which rules your Seventh House of ‘scales-based’ partnerships, December looks like D-Day. Decision Day. Destination Day. It’s nearly over.

Pluto Intensifies Partnerships or Feuds

How are you channelling Pluto in the Seventh House? There are two choices. You can either do a Prince William and get yourself intricately involved with a former, current or potential partner who is going to suck up huge amounts of energy – or you can fight. If you fight, then you attract rivals, enemies or opponents who threaten you; who are jealous of you; who compete with you. This is textbook stuff when Pluto is in Capricorn so now you have a reason.

The New Moon in Capricorn and the stellium in that sign (an intense little cluster of heavenly bodies) hammers home the point to you in December and January. You are either going to have to dive in, boots and all (and you need to be so ready for this; so well researched)…or make a decision to leave things alone. Truly, what are you going to get from winning the war? Or, more crucially, what will happen if you lose it? Astrology is a proactive business. Steer your fate.

Saturn Enters Sagittarius

Just to repeat, astrology is a proactive business. You steer your ship of destiny by seeing the map way before everyone else. Fortunately you read your horoscope regularly, right (right?) so you consciously started playing down promises and commitments at work, university or in the non-profit sector a few weeks ago. Even without astrology you may have done that. Something or someone was ringing alarm bells. So you tried to end it, or at least minimize it.

This is A Good Thing. Now continue the work. Because the reality is, you have the first three weeks of December to avert possible issues in 2015 – those issues being mostly about rocks the size of The Alps strapped to your back. Saturn is heavy nova. The archetype is lumbering, relentless, stuck. You can completely help yourself ahead of time by having the least to do with people or organisations like that. Even if you have to back down on what you said; fine.


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Leo: December 2014

Serious Sexual Relationships and Saturn

Saturn moves into Sagittarius on Tuesday December 23rd at 4.33pm in London, starting a slower, more serious phase for sexual relationships. You will feel the impact immediately if you have a partner or are serially monogamous. If genuinely single, be aware that a potential lover is on the way in 2015, yet there is nothing fast, easy, fun or frivolous about this intimate liason, as Saturn slows everything down and gives you learning experiences, not champagne sex.

If you are in an existing relationship then remember you have three weeks to pull back, downsize commitments, shrink the situation or even walk away. You have to be a realist with Saturn cycles and understand that who or what you are signing up for, in the first three weeks of December, will be with you (locked in) for a long time to come. Therefore do your homework; pursue answers to even the most sensitive questions; find out what others have experienced before you.

For Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Godparents

Saturn’s ingress into the Fifth House of your horoscope triggers concerns about how easy or difficult life will be for you as a parent, aunt, uncle or godparent in 2015 and 2016. Again, because you are reading this in the first week of December, you have 2-3 weeks to either tone down the promises, shear away the heavy commitment or even walk away if you have warning bells clanging in your head. A classic example of this is a pregnancy risk with heavy implications.

Saturn is not gloom and doom, but astrology is a proactive business and you can honestly make your life a great deal easier next year, and in 2016, if you become supremely conscious of what you are locking yourself into now. Some Leo people skip children and prefer professional or large-scale commitments with children or young adults. If this sounds like you, the message is the same. Don’t just walk into something you could find far too demanding within months.

Home At Last, Leo

Saturn in Scorpio is nearly over. He departs your home zone two days before Christmas and you will feel an enormous difference between December 2014 and December 2013. If you are typical of your sign then you have been dealing with tenant problems, frustration with your home town or homeland, difficult family members, hard situations affecting a relative, endless renovations, property price concerns, bad real-estate agents and so on. Well, it’s over.

New Year, New Body

The New Moon on Monday 22nd December at 1.35am in London falls in your Sixth House, ruled by Virgo in the natural zodiac. Did you know Virgo is the only zodiac sign to be defined by her physical state? This is why your body is the focus in the final week of December. Your ruler the Sun will transit this same horoscope zone for the first three weeks of January, so what you are experiencing is your annual maintenance check or perhaps a total overhaul.

Mars in Aquarius Alert

Mars the Roman God of War enters your Seventh House on Thursday 4th December at 11.56pm. The Seventh House describes your former, current or potential partner. It also points to enemies, rivals or opponents. On no account start an argument or respond to any heat in December. Why? Because Mars may fool you into thinking this is a brief flare-up, but Mercury will retrograde through this same chart zone in the opening months of 2015. Don’t go there.


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Virgo: December 2014

The New Order With Him (Or Her)

Only you can create the new order with him (or her). The former, current or potential partner. The enemy, rival or opponent. As you read this you have had quite enough of the flakiness, the vagueness or what you suspect is the outright dodginess – either of the person or the situation. You are not getting what you want. And the reality is, this is the month to change it. Part of the problem is that common-sense boundaries with him or her just do not exist. It’s all too fuzzy.

Neptune, the planet behind this transit, rules Pisces. Images of oceans and fish spring to mind, and this person has been piscine in nature. Wriggling, evasive, hard to pin down, semi-chaotic, elusive, and often – now you see him/her and now you don’t. Seriously, you need a different dynamic in your relationships and associations – even your battles – so this is the month. If you are pre-emptive and proactive you will sidestep an even more chaotic situation in early 2015.

Neptune always produces a fog – nothing is particularly clear – and often you have the suspicion that something fishy is going on. This may or may not be true, Virgo, but if you don’t have a situation which feels like a rock (more like shifting sand) then you have to ask yourself, how you might change that. In extreme cases some Virgo people are ready to sack the rock-which-is-not-a-rock in favour of someone who actually has their life together, offering support.

Should you have been unlucky enough to attract one or more slimeballs who are jealous of you (you’re more successful than them), or who are playing the baggage role in your partner’s life (those are just two examples) then it is time to seal the windows, lock the doors, pull up the drawbridge and fill the moat. Whatever leaky, porous structure in your life allowed these people in, just have to be secured. It’s a way to protect the future, but hopefully this is the last time!

Your Most Exciting Experiments

Your most exciting experiments are yet to come with the money, company, business interests, house, possessions, charity or apartment. You have not been radical enough, actually. Far from congratulating yourself from pursuing what is brilliant (at the same time that more timid and conservative people consider it whackjob) you must be realistic. How much further could you actually take this in 2015? Your grand plan? Especially given the ever-changing updates.

The fact is, you may as well go all the way. You want total independence and freedom perhaps more than you ever admitted to yourself. Being a sole agent or lone operator can sometimes be the fix. Beyond that, there is the sheer thrill of inventing new, better ways to operate. To earn, own or owe money. And cash in kind. All of this has been evolving for years, step by step, but now you are at the point where you can actually go even further than you considered, months ago.

Saturn’s Sign Changes

If you read signs other than your own (your lover’s for example) you will know that we are all going to be affected by the dramatic cyclical change of Saturn in December, as he leaves Scorpio, where he has been affecting your life online, and moves into Sagittarius. This occurs in a peak moment of intensity in the 48 hours before and after Christmas Day, partly because of the inevitable crossroads moments with family members, flatmates, live-in partners and so on.

I have been banging on about the need to pre-empt your new cycle since June because we had a Full Moon in your zone of family, home, home town, homeland, property, flatmates, the household and so on. This set certain situations in motion and you galloped towards them. Because your chart says you would be crazy to do this (and to continue the galloping) in December, now is the time to stop. Slow down. Ask more questions. Do a bit more research.


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Libra: December 2014

Micro-Managing Saturn in Sagittarius

There is a fatalistic belief among some astrology followers (and embarrassingly enough, some astrologers) which results in the peculiar notion that Saturn cycles are some kind of inevitable, clanging karmic payback from a universe which has you so tightly in its grip, there is no wriggle room. This is utter nonsense, and if you want your life on the internet to be as simple as possible in 2015 and 2016 you are going to have to issue some pre-emptive strikes.

Micro-managing a cycle before it starts is crucial. So you now have three more weeks to pull out of an arrangement which you have known for months would tie up your internet, media, writing, public speaking, singing, songwriting, multimedia or publishing life in 2015. We might also add languages or speech therapy to that list. You’ve been concerned, just recently about who or what you were actually dealing with. Pull out or just cut and trim this, if you can. Phew!

Goodbye Saturn in Scorpio, Shut The Door On The Way Out

The exchange for the arrival of Saturn in your zone of communication and information, is the departure of this planet from your cash zone. This has also, as you well know heavily affected your loans, tax, mortgage, investments, possessions, house, apartment, business interests or company. At least you’ve had the light at the end of the tunnel for a few months. Now the light is drawing closer. Stop putting up with things. Start dreaming bigger. From Christmas.

Partnerships and Feuds

Forget the actual person. The enemy or partner. The rival or ex-partner. The opponent or potential partner. The name or face is less important than the process. Does that sound wildly impersonal? Actually, astrology is based on the idea that people can be players (‘All the world’s a stage’) and that the drama is actually the thing, not the actors. The drama now is about you being radical (well, you were getting ready for that) but also revolutionary. That bit is new.

Farewell Fuzzy, Vague and Foggy

I realize that Fuzzy, Vague and Foggy sounds like a legal company you never want to telephone, anytime soon. It also describes your contacts at work, university or in the non-profit sector where you volunteer. These are the kind of people who have Neptune and/or Pisces overloading their horoscope, or a poor reality function owing to alcohol, prescribed or illegal drugs. Do you honestly think the situation will magically improve by itself? Has it, in the last 2-3 years?

If you feel that things have just become more haphazard, mystifying or just full of big holes (a classic Neptune transit symptom) then ask the right question. The right question is the hard question that occurred to you a few months ago. You never put it into words, but now you can and should. The time is absolutely right due to other factors in your chart. If you need to reshape things you can. And if you would rather just walk, you can. You have uber choices right now Libra.

The Key to Superpowers

The key to superpowers is your understanding of what makes you so influential and so potent out there. And quite frankly, for the last year or two, it has been your devotion to your house, family, home town, apartment, homeland or household. That’s your key. If you have heavenly bodies or angles in Cancer, it comes naturally. You are a born homemaker, family lynchpin or patriot. Even if you don’t, you’ve learned to fake the ability to belong to a place or your people.

Crank this up in December, when the New Moon in Capricorn, in your Fourth House (ruled by Cancer in the natural zodiac) gives you a natural starting point. Blood is thicker than water so pursue that again. And home is where the heart is, and also the soul and psyche – so recommit. You will be doing this anyway, regardless of what your chart is telling you. If you want to be superman or superwoman in 2015 though start now and make this part of you, hyper-function.


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Scorpio: December 2014

Living With Yourself Again

Living with yourself again, almost as if you were a brand or commodity, with particular packaging and labelling, is part of the appeal of 2015. You know the change is coming because you made smart decisions a year or two ago, and you began cranking up the plans a few weeks ago. Things are coming around. Things are on the turn. One very important point, though. It is common for people to want to make one grand-slam final gesture on a transit like this.

Some way of perhaps drawing a line under the dismal episode in 2013 or 2014 that so affected the way you looked or appeared. Some gesture that closes the door. In actual fact you are operating under an illusion, because although it’s possible that executing this by Christmas may draw the line you want – Saturn returns to Scorpio in the middle months of next year, so you truly do not want part three of this story. Do this, instead after October 2015 when Saturn has left.

The No-Nonsense Approach to Communication

Pluto has a way of forcing you to be no-nonsense and ruthlessly can-do about what does not work for you online. This also applies to writing, publishing, media, multimedia, singing, poetry, songwriting and all the rest. You have been put through such a mill this year that you have ended up with no option except to do what you want, as you wish, in a way that works for you. Not for other people, nor particular corporations or departments. It’s come down to this. Be yourself.

Owning your own control over the way you are heard and read is part of the story in December. The New Moon in Capricorn will set you on your way. You have already done something fairly drastic, in terms of clawing back the reins to steer your own internet life. Or was this about languages or public speaking? Or even just the telephone? Communication is different things to different people, but having taken back some power, you can now grab a whole lot more.

Preparing for Saturn in Sagittarius

You trust astrology as this almighty alternative timing device, and it will work for you, if you understand that your real-life, common-sense experience has been tallying with it anyway. In other words, you began a whole new chapter with your money, business interests, house, charity, flat or possessions in the second half of this year. Then you had misgivings. Then you hung in there. But now you are waiting and wondering. What you actually need are some answered questions.

No matter what it takes to find out what you absolutely need to know, make no promises, commitments or arrangements for 2015, and possibly 2016, until you are absolutely up to speed with the way things are going to work. It’s the nagging voice in the back of your mind that is the one to listen to, before a Saturn transit begins. If you feel you’ve made a mistake, then walk away. If you think this is redeemable, great, but cut, trim, chop, change and lighten your load.

For Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Godparents and Wannabe Parents

Neptune in Pisces has gone too far. Or, more specifically, the situation with your son, daughter, niece, nephew, godchild or pregnancy-potential relationship has gone too far. It’s like getting into the sea at Dover and finding yourself drifting off Calais without any idea whatsoever about what is going on. Or who is where. Or when X will be at Y, or even at Z. The reality of your chart is that unless you nail people down and get hard answers to firm questions, nothing is going to alter.

Sexual Relationships

Neptune is in the Fifth House of your solar chart which rules the sexual relationships where the pill or condom are very big issues, or the affair is adulterous. The Fifth House also rules the kind of sex you have, when creating an heir or spare is a big deal. Once again, you have to ask yourself why you are operating in such foggy and unclear conditions. It’s all a bit…random. Trace the situation back all the way to its primary source. And yes, this is yours to fix.


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Sagittarius: December 2014

The New Me Realities

Saturn is about to enter Sagittarius for over two years, and fully occupy your image and appearance zone. You have been getting deeper and deeper into a new arrangement for 2015, maybe into 2016, which would affect how you are seen and appear. Hmmm. A quote from Dad’s Army comes to mind. Is that wise? Clearly some person or organization has an agenda, but…wise? No? Good. Well maybe you can micro-plan the new year a little more carefully.

As we go into December you are still here, immersed in your own future new image or appearance episode. The trick with Saturn is to either walk away from the whole thing while you still can (before it goes any further or commits you any more deeply) or just to minimize it all by 50% so when you hit delays and obstacles with Saturn, it just won’t affect you that much. So Miley, if you’re reading this, you may want to twerk off in another direction. (She’s Sagittarius).

Sagittarians choosing cosmetic surgery, corporate weight loss or fitness training, new professional roles (which are all about your brand), upfront new positions (on camera, or heavily online) and so on, are the target for Saturn. Oh, you’ll know very well what you’re up for and in for, because there was something so irresistible about the offer, organization or person before. And now you’ve reached a point where unless you do something, you’re in this. As in, really in it.

Home, Family, Household, Home Town

Once upon a time you had a rock-solid arrangement where everything and everybody was in place. And the last few months have revealed how utterly wobbly and unsatisfactory things actually are. Do you honestly think this will correct itself without intervention? Good luck with that one. A close relative, flatmate, particular house or flat arrangement, home town or homeland concern is showing huge holes. Plug them while you can or just ditch an arrangement.

Distance and Perspective by 2020

You have been struggling with a very difficult secret in 2013 and maybe 2014 but distance and perspective will come by 2020. If you feel guilty about covering something up, or just doing it in the first place, you will be astonished to see how much you truly don’t care, within five years, as the Saturn cycle moves on and so does life itself. What changes out there in the world will make you feel completely different about yourself and your soul and what actually went down.

Some Sagittarians have kept no secrets; lied to, or evaded nobody. Instead you have been plugged into a situation where everyone else is the name or face and you are right off the radar. It is a truly peculiar situation to be in and it has been very, very dull to live with. At one point it was actually painful. Now it is just a drag, but the good news is, you saw light at the end of the tunnel in October and it was real. Life just gets brighter and shinier from Christmas. This is so over.

Your Thrilling New Year Starts Here – The Next Generation

Actually, your more daring and thrilling experiments with (for or through) children have already been an astonishing success and you have the smugness of knowing you were right when more staid and stuck people or organisations were wrong. Beyond this though you are actually not being radical enough. You could call a 100% revolution, rather than just a 50% one. The odd thing about a Uranus cycle is that when you think you’ve ‘made the changes, there are more.

Sexual Relationships

The kind of sex where you could get pregnant, or you spend a lot of time dealing with contraception realities, belongs to the cycle you are in now. As before, you have already come an unrecognizably long way from where you were in recent years. Whole new ballgame, so to speak. Ahem. What you may not realize about your approach in December, though, is that you could go even further. If you’re open to radical suggestions from others, then make it clear. Then listen.


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Capricorn: December 2014

Secrets and Invisibility Cloaks in December

If you read your horoscope regularly you will have been aware of the need to pull right back from the commitments you were making to yourself (or others) regarding what you must cover up, hide or keep secret. Why? Because shortly after Christmas, you will see just how onerous that situation could become. Far better to minimize things now and lower the stakes so there is less to deal with. There is also the radical option of walking away altogether; sure you can.

The invisibility cloak is the other side of a Saturn transit through your Twelfth House. Long associated with Neptune and Pisces, this cycle rules what is submerged, in the depths or impossible to detect below the surface (just like the ocean itself). You are moving into an invisible role where others are the name or face. As you have already had a few early warning signs about who or what you might be in for, take the time to weigh the implications; pre-empt any problems.

Money Accelerates

Money, property, your business interests, your possessions or company is a green light area in December as Mars changes signs to Aquarius and the Second House of your chart. There will also be a noticeable lack of tolerance or patience over one burning issue, yet with other people’s cash, houses, apartments, shares, stakes, precious objects and so on – you only stand to gain. Do expedite decisions before January though to avoid delays, mistakes, u-turns.

Greetings to the New Capricorn

I’m borrowing the Billy Bragg song Greetings to the New Brunette for this part of your December reading. And you may in fact change your hair colour. Or your shoes. Or your glasses. Or your entire face and body if you live in Los Angeles. Monday 22nd December (allow 24 hours either side depending on your time zone) is the flagfall. Your name, title, social status, role or other box that the world puts you in may also be brand new, near that date. You’ll be more potent.

Your Single-Digit Farewell to Saturn

Nobody likes Saturn. Even you, and he is your ruling planet. He has been lumbering through your zone of friendship, social media, groups, teams, societies, charities, associations and social life for over two years, so you’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to actually relax and enjoy any of this. You will be woken up from your false assumptions within 48 hours of Christmas Day. You may even acquire a brand new social circle or network if you’re very lucky.

Doing It Your Way – Home and Family

You obviously grew up with a particular way of seeing your family, or your home and home town – or country. This seems to have been sheared away in recent years as one Eureka moment after another has confronted you, excited you and then both confronted and excited others. Now, as you turn the corner into 2015 you have the option of an entirely new way of interpreting what your people should mean to you – and who they are – and where or what your place can be.

Empowerment Through Branding

Pluto in Capricorn is fairly well-known to you, if you read your horoscope regularly. You are aware that over the long haul, since 2008, there have been mounting questions about who and what is in control of your brand. By brand, I mean your name, label, internet profile, social media standing, and so on. Everything is coming to a head in December and by January you may well decide to leave behind anything or anybody that has been disempowering you.

The reality is, simply by pushing yourself first, and putting yourself first – almost as if you were a product – you have woken up to find yourself with increasing amounts of influence and clout. Who knew that would have worked so well for you? After all you’re a Capricorn not a self-promoting Aries. Don’t knock the formula, though. And do realize that you can trade on this next year, but you will only hit your true potential if you farewell anyone or anything holding you back.


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Aquarius: December 2014

The Last of the Big Career Realities

They call Saturn the Lord of Karma and if you are prepared to stretch the story a bit, it is true that whatever was done to you by your boss, employee, colleague or client in 2013 or 2014, you also did to someone else. In a manner of speaking. Look back, back into your past and you will see. This applies to university life or non-profit work too. Saturn brings all your chickens home to roost. Yet December is the last of the big career, university or non-profit realities.

Farewell Flakey Finances

If your business interests, house, flat, tax, money, charity or possessions is all tied up with another Aquarian or Leo, then the flakiness is double-coated and Cadbury could not even attempt to make it. No matter what signs are involved, though, you can farewell all this, within four weeks. There is actually natural timing involved, if you wish to depart. Or just to fix the problems. Avoiding the issue is playing along with those who are natural avoiders, though. Nail them.

Neptune in Pisces reveals that part of the problem has been a big mystery patch you don’t even know about. In other words, these people, or this organization, has had its own chaos to deal with. The knock-on effect has impacted your own life, so that you open up a discussion (or they do) and then it goes…dribble, dribble, nowhere. This dripping effect is typical of any Neptune transit and it could intensify in March 2015 so you may as well fix this or ditch it right now.

The Worldwide Web

The most revolutionary thing you could do about the WWW is to sack it and operate without any digital in your life at all. Some Aquarians are about to do just that. In the vast majority of cases, though, you’ll just start what you have been experimenting with for a year or two – and in fact, restart it, because your chart reveals you already had one attempt. Beyond that, look at the wider implications of what you are doing, because Uranus in Aries says you could go even further.

Saturn in Sagittarius and You

You are well-known for your friendships and your group commitments – your tribes. You shine brightest as a true friend, or a team player. Saturn’s entry into the Eleventh House of your chart, which rules all these things, is consequently a very big deal. If you were reading your horoscope back in June, you will know that you were about to enter into a whole new phase with your friend, or a group, in the second half of 2014 which you would have to monitor carefully. Here it is.

The payback for any hasty decisions or any over-committed choices will be pretty obvious from Christmas Day, and it will linger in 2015 and even as late as 2016. So here is the thing about Saturn. You take decisive action to minimize the involvement, to pull back the time or energy, to actually betray an earlier promise if you must, and to secure your situation so that the stakes are suddenly a great deal lower than, say, in September or October. Proactive is pre-emptive.

Saturn always gives you a serious offer; a big ask; a mature proposal. Saturn people (and your friend, or this group member is one of them) want to know where they stand, before they even stand there. And you too. There is something awfully solid and rock-like – sturdy, you might say – about Saturnine types, whose horoscopes are loaded with Capricorn placements or Saturn aspects. Yet, as time will prove in 2015, they can be heavy weather.

The Capricorn Stellium

The Capricorn stellium is building in December and January, and so the year’s end really will be an ending. You have come to the final page of the calendar which is classically the time when people shut the door. It’s just easier to say goodbye when it’s Christmas, New Year and holiday time – the gap is there. Of course you may change your mind. However, it very much appears that December is curtains for one situation that you should have ended ages ago.


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Pisces: December 2014

Inventing a New Way to Earn, Own or Owe

Your finance, property, bank, tax and business chart never ceases to amaze me, because every time you seem to have called some revolution, it’s never enough for you, and you just go further and do something even more radical. It’s almost as if your success clearing each hurdle leads to ever more extreme moves. You are already pursuing something new and different again in December-February (because you have to) and yet you’ll take it further still.

If you’re going to reinvent the wheel, which is basically what you’ve been trying to do for the last year or two, you may as well find a new pony. Just take this to its logical conclusion. Why are you doing, what you are doing? Should you saddle up to something or someone that would actually deliver the results more effectively? Cutting to the core of what you want – and it looks suspiciously like the kind of change, that will change your year – is what December is all about.

Getting Back To Normal

You have actually lost sight of what normal is. In fact, purely to survive, you have accepted the least desirable, the least satisfactory and the least deserved as ‘normal’ when in fact, as Christmas will prove, you were miles away from the truth. You will be using the internet, travelling, publishing, writing, teaching, studying or pursuing your beliefs just as you once did, by January. Oh, it will be different. The last two years have left some scars. But normality is calling you.

If you were clever then your response to the most hideous situation in 2013 (probably) or 2014 (possibly) was to get real, be drastic and make tough decisions. Now you are in such entirely changed circumstances it is hard, perhaps, to accept that you could ever get back to that state of escape, bliss, comfort, relaxation, security and all the rest that you once had with the web, publishing, travel, academia or education. You will prove yourself wrong.

Saturn in Sagittarius – Smart Moves

Your June horoscope warned you, so now you have taken steps to manage Saturn in Sagittarius before it snares you. Smart moves now involve cutting back the career promise you made; minimizing the university commitment which (privately) worries you; shrinking the non-profit responsibilities you walked into. I am sure that you made grand declarations or heartfelt promises, especially in September-October, but it is not too late to either pull out, or to pull back hugely.

Saturn always brings heavy people – something is stuck or slow inside them and it’s so hard to shift. They are solid but they are inflexible or operate from little systems or structures in their lives which you have no hope of penetrating. At least not quickly or easily. This also applies to organisations, departments, corporations and perhaps entire industries. I would blanket-term all these people and entities as lumbering dinosaurs and warn you accordingly. No Jurassic!

You can deal with Jurassic – in fact you are already deeply involved – without actually having to chain yourself to a promise or situation which is going to feel like an obstacle course next year. That’s the key. And in a very few cases, perhaps for those of you born in late February (Saturn will square your Sun in Pisces first of all), there may be an instinctive desire to pull out. That’s okay. But don’t lob back in, during 2015, in a moment of weakness. Not without thought.

Getting Clear and Getting Real

There are people, organisations or situations affecting your brand which are just full of holes. The same applies to those (or that) which affects your reputation. There are too many gaps, absences, question marks, mysteries for you to get what you want. These Neptunian individuals or entities are often away, missing or just Auto Reply Out Of Office. Alternatively, they are just vague and wafty and you never really get accountability or responsibility. Get some or maybe say bye.



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

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