Near Tuesday 31st March, Mercury in Pisces opposes Neptune in Virgo in the foundation chart for the United States of America – exactly. – at 28 degrees. How does the astrology translate? That’s undercover reporters, web hackers or internet surveillance – versus Obamacare. Near Friday 3rd April Salacia, the wife of Neptune in astrology, hits 28 degrees as well. She will quincunx Panacea, long associated with medicine, then go onto square Bacchus. Bacchus is in Gemini, again the sign to be associated with reporters, hackers and bloggers. There is something rather unscrupulous and underhand about what is going on with Obamacare, the web or the media near Tuesday 31st March. The week of 30th March through 5th April is a major test for Obamacare, partly because of this, and also because America has Pluto in Capricorn at 28 degrees, also triggered by these powerful transits. Will Obamacare triumph? Yes. In the end. His own horoscope shows it, and so does the United States chart. This is a mere blip.
Written on Monday 2nd March 2015. US Chart Data 15th November 1777 at 12.00 noon in Philadelphia. The Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campion, The Wessex Astrologer, 2004.
Aries: 30 March-5 April 2015
UNDERSTANDING YOUR OWN HOLOGRAM
Aries, the continuing focus on your former, current or potential partner draws attention to who you are, what you represent and how you are seen, in terms of your own hologram, flickering on the internet, on YouTube or on a smart phone camera. Alternatively, you may be channelling the current Nodal transit of Libra, your opposite sign, into the deepest differences with your opponent, enemy or great rival. Normally, this would mean the situation is about the two of you, locked into a psychological game of chess. However, the fact that your own sign, Aries, is the subject of so much concentrated astrological activity means that every time people consider him, or her, or them – they consider you. It is impossible to function as one half of a pair or couple, or even as the opponent in a conflict or contest. You have to deal with the Me Factor as part of the package. Of course, packages are made to be unwrapped and there is an exhilarating process of unwrapping and rewrapping taking place at the moment, as the First House of your solar chart, which describes your persona and reputation, is criss-crossed by so many heavenly bodies. A rejection dance has been taking place for some time. You have rejected him, her, them or ‘it’ whenever you come to think about how you are seen, and how you appear. And in turn you are being rejected. All perfectly normal under a Uranus transit like this; the distancing is part of the necessary change. Just make sure you don’t make the biggest decisions near the total eclipse on Saturday.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? You are discovering just how crucial your name, face, shape or style is to all your other ambitions. It’s in focus now.
Taurus: 30 March-5 April 2015
SECRECY, CONFIDENTIALITY, ANONYMITY, PRIVACY, MYSTERY
They discovered Neptune, the ruler of the Twelfth House (where you now have so much planetary activity) in the same year that inspired The Mexican Spy Company . Yes, the Mexican Spy Company. There is rather an undercover feeling about you, and your life, at the moment because just one sign behind yours, there is tremendous astrological activity taking place, on almost every day this week. What is unseen, unknown, below the surface, behind closed doors or uncredited is very much the domain of Mercury at the moment, so the discussion or churning thought processes will dominate the week. You have choices to make. The choices which would bring a completely different state of affairs by the end of April. A revolutionary new approach to a part you are playing behind the scenes, or a secret you are closely guarding, is very likely. Why? Because it has a momentum all of its own. And why will you go with it? Probably, because you want the freedom. Quite frankly, who wouldn’t? If you can take a big-picture view of of this rather mysterious, elusive part of your life, or your personality, you should be able to see just how many ridiculous fences, locks and bolts there are in place. It’s all so hemmed in and restricted. All the more reason, then, to ask yourself or the universe a lot of questions this week. Just avoid the eclipse period, Friday-Sunday, which is a cover-up job to end all cover-up jobs – and will reveal nothing.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? Bizzarrely, although so much of this week is about what you hide or do without credit, the accent is on You, You, You.
Gemini: 30 March-5 April 2015
YOUR BAND, YOUR ASSOCIATION, YOUR TEAM, YOUR FRIEND, YOUR SOCIAL TRIBE
Your ruling planet Mercury enters your house of teams, friends, groups, associations and social media on Tuesday 31st March, at the same moment that the Node stands still, in the same area of your horoscope. That noise you hear is the sound of churning karma, spinning its own wheels. Everything old is new again, repeatedly, repeatedly, repeatedly, whenever the Node sits still, and you are in the rather odd position of knowing you are in a time of the most incredible change with these people – at the same time that you have a galloping case of deja vu. This person may be the oldest of friends, or you may be dealing with a tribe, but there are so many questions to ask this week that you will seldom be away from the computer or the telephone. Armed with information, you can then move forward into unknown territory. March and April bring what the art historian Robert Hughes called The Shock of the New, and it looks as if you really have had quite enough of boring, stuck set-ups and systems. Perhaps also particular people, although that’s something you must decide as you tune into the real stories, over the next three weeks. The total lunar eclipse on Saturday 4th April brings the usual warnings about a lack of clarity – basically, extremely low visibility – with one social, group or friendship question. You may prefer to wait.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? Conjunctions to your Aries planets, points, angles or asteroids now accent the importance of your image.
Cancer: 30 March-5 April 2015
CLIMBING TO THE TOP OF YOUR PERSONAL MOUNT KILIMANJARO
You have been distancing yourself from people or set-ups in your professional life which you find irrelevant, out-of-date or just plain wrong. This also applies to your life at university, or in the voluntary sector. This is the small-frame version of your life at the moment. The bigger picture, since 2010, has been one of increasing experimentation and exploration, which takes you further and further away from what you used to accept, professionally, academically or as an unpaid worker. Now, you are in the most exhilarating and confronting phase of your year, at least in terms of your personal Mount Kilimanjaro, which describes how you get to the top, and stay at the top. You have lacked answers. Now they will come, and you will not stop talking or sending e-mails until you are well into April. The most peculiar thing about your week is the total lunar eclipse, on Saturday 4th April, which finds the Sun in Aries opposite the Moon (your own ruler) in the sign of Libra. What should be so clear, so obvious and so ripe for debate is obscured. All the more reason to procrastinate Friday-Sunday if you have that luxury. An eclipse blots out what should be unmissable, so you have to ask yourself where the cover-up job is coming from. Other people or the universe? In any case, it won’t help. What will help is a deeper understanding of the elephant in the room, which is your homeland or home town. Your house or apartment. Your family or household. You can’t make the Kilimanjaro decisions without honouring all that.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? You are a natural self-promoter, who asserts herself/himself with no difficulty and trades on image. It counts now.
Leo: 30 March-5 April 2015
PUBLISHING, THE INTERNET, EDUCATION, FOREIGN CONNECTIONS, TRAVEL
On six out of seven days this week, you will experience potent horoscope patterns in the Ninth House of your astrological chart, which describes your books and websites, your full-time and part-time study or teaching commitments, your contacts from other cultures and countries, and your travel itinerary. It’s not until Tuesday 31st March that the serious discussion, news or paperwork will come your way. Just be aware that the total lunar eclipse on Saturday 4th April will obscure the story. You may prefer to wait until the Moon is out of Libra (check for your time zone at astro.com) before you make dramatic decisions or pass final judgement. The general picture, though, is clearly one of radical change, enabling you to operate as your own person, with none of the restrictions or limitations which blocked you before. The most peculiar thing about this week is that it’s all so familiar. One episode in particular may be a direct repeat, or the superficial details may have altered, but the script is basically the same. Your ruler the Sun is tied into an eclipse which you may want to avoid for decisions, though. See that Full Moon? Avoid.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? You consciously use your reputation (which precedes you) or your image to help your cause. That’s obvious now, Leo.
Virgo: 30 March-5 April 2015
MONEY, BUSINESS, CHARITY, PROPERTY, INVESTMENT, PRECIOUS POSSESSIONS
Your ruling planet Mercury changes signs to Aries on Tuesday 31st March so the numbers, facts and figures will be laid on the line in time for April. At least one crucial discussion, possibly more, lies in store for you. In general, the message we are sold about money is that it should equal security and bring stability and permanence. The same might be said for particular houses, apartments or possessions. In truth, your horoscope is pulling you in the opposite direction and that has been the case since 2010 when Uranus, that great symbol of freedom and constant change, entered the financial sector of your chart. He makes himself known to you again on Monday, in a sextile to Bacchus, and a semi-sextile to Venus. The show goes on. As you now know, the faster you dispense with the idea that cash should translate into security, the easier life becomes. Every time you have a chapter in your life like the one represented by March-April 2015, the known world rotates so dramatically that all you can really do is start again. Again. Just one tip – avoid the eclipse. Look up at the Full Moon and you’ll see it. Life is too unclear then.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? The shape you’re in (your body) is crucial to your soul and spirit. And the shape you’re in does the work for you, too.
Libra: 30 March-5 April 2015
THE PERSON ON THE OPPOSITE END OF THE TIGHTROPE
This is a game only two can play and you have been playing it for quite a long time. Your relationship with the person on the opposite end of the tightrope will change substantially by April, though, taking you forward to the next logical stage in a relatively new story in your life which began in March. This week is a really important part of the tightrope walk. For a start, you will at least hear or read something essential, and this gradual release of news, or continuing conversation (or paper trail) will extend into April. You can count on this all beginning soon after Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 31st March. Note the forthcoming total lunar eclipse on Saturday, though. An eclipse obscures rather than reveals, and given that you need as much information to work with as possible, you may prefer to give the situation with this crucial man or woman a wide berth Friday through Sunday. If children are involved, then the ingress of Ceres in Aquarius on Friday 3rd April is a clear indication that there will have to be an enforced compromise well beyond Easter. The power or control invested in the situation needs to be divided very differently, and that will become clear to you soon after Ceres makes her move.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? That’s rather unusual for a Libran, and for all your duets and double-acts, your ‘Me’ agenda is really strong.
Scorpio: 30 March-5 April 2015
REFORM, INNOVATION, INVENTION AND PROGRESS
The discussion you need, or the information that has been missing, fills in some crucial gaps for you this week, enabling you to pursue genuine reform in your lifestyle, and to innovate and invent when it comes to your body. Progress has to be measured by how far you are prepared to take things, when it comes to your working life, and the way your body serves you. You have now reached a point when exciting experimentation is turning into validation. You went out on a limb, and now you are even further along – and it’s working. This sense of edging further and further in the direction of authentic progress (not just some lame attempt at ‘new and different’) will continue throughout April too. The only real caution this week is the blind spot that Friday’s total lunar eclipse is bound to produce. Not only is this a Full Moon, which is never comfortable, it is also a time when what should be illuminated is concealed. When what should be exposed is not. Given this rather delicate point in your year, when so many crucial choices about your body or workload must be decided, you may prefer to steer well clear of Friday-Sunday for decisions.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? You are formidable. You also know how to show (by display) how much you mean business. Up go your feathers now.
Sagittarius: 30 March-5 April 2015
RETHINKING ADULT INTIMACY – OR REINVENTING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHILDREN
The notion of courtship and courting owes much to the word ‘court’ which is associated with royal passions. Royalty is in turn the province of Leo and as that sign rules your sexuality and intimate relationships, you can see the connection this week, with so much activity in that sign in your chart. Sometimes these trysts lead to children, sometimes they exist independently of family life, so that your royal prerogative extends to adultery. In the Sagittarius horoscope, there are no mere children, godchildren, nieces or nephews – there are heirs to your throne. Pretenders to the throne, too, if you skip parenthood and extend your influence to children and teenagers as a whole, through your job or unpaid work. This week you can expect some fascinating news – or long-awaited answers to important questions – which help you to rethink intimacy, or reinvent your relationship with children and the next generation. It has been an awfully long time since Mercury the Messenger of the Gods was on tap as an information source, and given the intensely emotional nature of what you are dealing with, you obviously need a few basic facts. This will help you throughout April when the revolution you are currently going through will intensify. This can only mean one thing – glorious freedom. Just beware of the effects of the eclipse, which builds from Friday and fades out from Sunday. Something will be covered up then. Skip it.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? This week is obviously about a lover, child or children as a whole. However it is also about your Me Agenda.
Capricorn: 30 March-5 April 2015
GROUNDING AND BELONGING – YOUR BRAND NEW SHINY 2015 VERSION
It can be tempting in times of constant change with tenants, the building process, the relationship you have with your home town – and so on – to assume there might be a guidebook out there somewhere. The notion that the business of flat sharing, room mates or family relationships might also be mapped out in some kind of handbook is also very seductive. What you are discovering, instead, is that you are actually supposed to write the guidebook or handbook yourself. For yourself. Because this is a unique experience and March-April will go down in your personal history as some kind of epic one-off. The cycles of Uranus, the planet which makes itself known (twice) on Monday are notorious for pulling you and everybody else into the future, via the cutting edge of change. Suddenly, the past becomes irrelevant, or perhaps barely relevant, as a Uranus transit typically involves shedding most of what went before, and transporting only a handful of worthwhile fixtures, ideas or traditions. No wonder this current situation with your house, flat, household, home town, family or homeland is affecting so many other aspects of your life. The trick this week is to ask questions and keep on asking them. The only exception is the eclipse period, which obscures the story. To be on the safe side you may prefer to probe well away from Friday-Sunday when the Moon in Libra conceals, not reveals.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? This week is about your image and reputation, and perhaps your appearance, as well as the home front.
Aquarius: 30 March-5 April 2015
YOUR AUDIENCE, YOUR READERSHIP, YOUR TARGET FOR APRIL
Your ruling planet Uranus is associated with electricity as in myth he was the father of sheet and forked lightning. In the year he was found and named, 1781, a peculiar new thing called animal electricity was also discovered. A Uranian transit (you are experiencing it now, as a writer, professional ‘talker’, public speaker, singer, publisher or internet user) typically makes the atmosphere crackle at the edges, as if there was static in the air. It can feel galvanising, as if you were lying on a table, plugged into a contraption wired to the lightning bolts overhead in a storm. The Fall song Totally Wired is the perfect soundtrack for what you should now be experiencing with the world of social media, e-mails, the telephone, books, films, videos, websites, blogging, public speaking, teaching, languages and all mediums for your message. Most Aquarians are utterly conscious of their Uranus transits no matter if they read astrology predictions or not. They have an instinctive feeling that new should replace old. That exhilaration is better than any other sensation. That freedom is everything. Once Mercury, the planet which is associated with communication, changes signs on Tuesday 31st March the momentum with the internet in particular (unless you prefer another medium) will be powerful. Do avoid Friday-Sunday for big decisions though as an eclipse will cover up what you need to know. This is a Full Moon eclipse which adds to the possible complications; keep life simple.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? Your sense of self is particularly strong, and this self-consciousness will be to the fore over the next seven days.
Pisces: 30 March-5 April 2015
EVERYTHING YOU EARN, OWN AND OWE – THE NEXT STAGE
More than anything else you need to sit down with the people concerned and ask the right questions about what you earn, own or owe. There may be a paper chain of trail of e-mails involved, of course, so everything is at a distance. After Mercury changes signs on Tuesday 31st March, though, you may want to sit down face-to-face with those who have so much say over your money, house, company, flat, possessions, charity or business. Pisces people tend to read hearts and minds rather intuitively and close contact can be useful, if only for opening up the space for your sixth sense to flourish in. You certainly need to strike a deal with yourself over and above anybody or anything else. That deal has to give you the vast expanse of freedom you need to operate truly independently, separating yourself from anything or anybody which seems outdated. Also, we might say, quite irrelevant. Your instincts are telling you to move towards anybody or anything which can contain your need to experiment and explore, allowing you to pursue what exhilarates you, not what you necessarily did in 2013 or 2014. Stay on the path. But skip the eclipse period, Friday-Sunday, when what needs to be known, will not be known at all.
Do you have horoscope factors in Aries at 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 29? You are never backwards about coming forwards and you will be put strongly in touch with this, now.
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