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Yearly horoscopes predicting the year-ahead from world renowned astrologer Jessica Adams.

Your 2014 Horoscope

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Aries: 2014

2014-ariesPLUTO – YOUR MISSION, POSITION AND AMBITION

The way you stayed at the top, or tried to get there, before 2008 is history. For around six years, you have been through the most intense changes and in 2013 had to deal with a person, organisation or situation which took over everything. Close to January 1st, 7th and 11th there is progress and it’s also a two-way street. This focus on duets remains until the first week of March. Close to January 31st there will be a total change and there may be a reshuffle or demotion at this point. As February arrives tremendous power will be released because of a new project or role, or a major alteration within your old industry, business, workplace or university. Take your fair share. You’ve earned it, Aries.

All year long the issue for you is how to hang onto the ladder and climb higher. It will come up again near April 21st when you realise that in this corporate or academic game of musical chairs, you stand to gain. Near 4th July at the Sun-Pluto opposition it’s obvious too, and again about three weeks later at the 22nd July Mercury-Pluto clash and near 28th July at the Venus-Pluto opposition it’s unmistakeable. You’re seeing a pattern.

Near 5th September at the Jupiter-Pluto quincunx you can take a different perch in the game of musical chairs or improve the one you have, professionally or academically. (This also applies to any non-profit role, of course).  The story accelerates from 26th October when Mars enters Capricorn and as you are famously fast, fierce and furious when you wish to be, you must do all you can to avoid a conflict near 10th November – unless it is justified. The same person who was by your side with this question about your success in January will either play a larger role from 10th December or a second person will play that part.  This helps you see it’s not just about you.

Near the 15th December at the Uranus-Pluto square it’s time to face some career, university or non-profit sector issues head-on. How far have you come in a year? Near 17th December and 21st December you begin to shape your ideas, leading to a milestone moment near Christmas Day. Each time you do this, you gain more and more power.

PSYCHE – YOUR GROUP AND TRIBE

Psyche is represented by the butterfly, which the Romans took to be a symbol of the eternal soul. Something about your group, team or tribe will also outlive you this year, no matter if it’s a band or a political party. If you are looking for diary dates, the year begins with the muddle that Mercury Retrograde brings, from January 23rd to March 17th. The story with this tribe of people will change once or twice so be aware of that and don’t be caught by the Sun-Mercury conjunction very close to February 14th as this is not a full stop, it’s a comma. Even after 5th March when Venus, the planet of partnership, moves to Aquarius, you should still give the story with these people more time. From around 16th March Psyche moves in, to stay. The butterfly hovers. It should now be evident that this soul. The group, or what it can achieve, will last a long time. Finally  near 4th December there is an urgent call to action as your ruler Mars changes signs. The social network, group project or tribe revs up.

MARS AND THE NORTH NODE – FORMER, CURRENT, POTENTIAL PARTNERS

Do all you can to avoid setting up a conflict situation with the man or woman in question – your former, current or potential partner – in the first half of this year.  I am sure the issue you see from late February makes you think ‘Been there, done that’ so at least you are familiar with it. This is karma, of course. You two had a past life episode together and it’s back. The Nodes always bring a strange kind of Groundhog Day feeling.

Strategise, strategise, strategise. From around 23rd March Ceres moves into Libra so you will be dealing with tremendous emotion and entitlement from him, her or a third party. You will have to reach a compromise agreement that actually functions so don’t burn any bridges. Skip big judgement calls near the lunar eclipse on 15th April because you won’t be seeing the full story then. Equally, don’t start anything inflammatory near April 23rd as it may be back near 25th June. Conditions near that April 23rd date and also close to 12th July are also volatile, but astrology is all about negotiating the journey – you can swerve to avoid the curves you don’t want.

If, around these dates, the issue is not a former, current or potential partner but an enemy, here’s a trick. To avoid the heat that comes from a conflict, begin some new work or hobby-related duet. This will take the Mars transit for you so you avoid what would have been a far more difficult issue – a drawn-out dispute!

Fortunately Mars moves out of Libra by July 26th. The heat and need for speed dissipates. No wonder you are keen to talk or launch something with this man or woman by then (or the next one in line), but allow for delays and changes from September 14th through November 8th as Mercury is retrograde. By November you can congratulate yourself on having achieved some fancy footwork in a tricky year.

JUPITER – THE BENEFITS OF YOUR HOME OR CLAN

You were quite right to have faith in your family, house, flat, household, home town or homeland and there is a welcome and massive milestone near 24th May. However, be aware that from May 30th through July 16th the story will alter once or twice; do be flexible and read the fine print on anything from leases to building contracts. From July 18th you are on your way, though and you’ll see this is a matter for two. Certainly by mid-year you will have successfully renovated, moved, lobbied for local change, reshuffled the household rules or renewed the family relationships which called for it. Happiness!

SATURN – YOUR MONEY

Despite high levels of protection thanks to your uber-fortunate house or apartment situation, this demanding Saturn cycle has affected your money, security, lifestyle, debts and abundance for far too long. What happens around 24th May is a turning point. From 26th July things move a lot faster and as you are ruled by Mars, please turn down the heat and reduce the speed, or there will be a flammable situation near 25th August. Watch your timing with ‘solid’ agreements, paperwork, documents and so on – Mercury will be retrograde from around 28th September to November 10th so the story may change once or twice; read the fine print on agreements and have Plan B. What happens near 23rd October at the eclipse suggests you’re not being shown the full financial, property or business story yet. However, after all this, the discussion or paperwork will roll from 10th November, as Mercury is out of shadow – then around 13th November there’s a real moment of truth. You’re signing off (mostly) from this cycle and 2015 is going to make 2013 a mere memory. What do you learn this year? The true value of what you really rate and treasure in your life. This makes it even more precious to you.

JUPITER – THE NEXT GENERATION

Good times and tremendous growth and improvement ahead, Aries. It’s all about your children, godchildren or young relatives. It may also be about a relationship that may end in pregnancy, step-parenting or adoption. Finally, this year is all about a work or non-profit project involving younger people – the next generation. The huge leap forward is life-changing and it begins on 16th July and takes you all the way to August 2015. Dates for your diary include the days around 22nd and 24th July when doors swing open and from 31st July when the talking begins. Around 2nd August there’s a major green light and you accelerate near the 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 18th. Very close to 25th September, Jupiter trines Uranus and you realise this is the year it all had to happen for you, with the next generation. By that point you will see a broad, sunlit upland of possibility not possible in 12 years. This is the most extraordinary time. A son or daughter could do extremely well or you would find yourself with a hit, having spoken to a much younger generation.

URANUS AND THE SOUTH NODE – YOUR IMAGE

Since 2010 you have been experimenting with radical new ways to be yourself and as you have realised, it’s all about the image. When you set yourself free, online or in the real world, you liberate other people as well and this has been an exhilarating few years. From February after the Node enters Aries you realise you’ve been there, done that, seen the video and rewound it too – at least in terms of the ‘me’ issues.

Diary dates to watch in this path towards the ‘new me/old me’ freedom can help you avoid too much craziness. Around 14th and 15th April we have a total lunar eclipse in Aries and also a Mercury-Uranus conjunction. Take your time and be very aware of what you are setting up, no matter if this is about your name, face, shape or brand.  This is also true of the days around 23rd April and at that point you may want to read your notes on Mars in Libra (above) and the impact on the relationship you have with a former, current or potential partner, or even an enemy.  From May 3rd this ‘me’ story becomes a matter for two people, not one. Close to 16th May there will be a milestone which propels you, but slow down again on these image or appearance issues near 25th June when it’s in your interests to be strategic. Uranus in Aries trines Jupiter in Leo on Thursday 25th September at 7.18pm London time. Be yourself, be free, inhabit your own space, and enjoy the Me Revolution. The oxygen is simply pumping onto your corner of the planet.

THE HOLIDAY FROM REALITY – YOUR INVISIBLE ROLE OR SECRET

From February 1st to March 21st your dark secret, invisible role behind the scenes or confidential project increase hugely in importance. It will also spin backwards and forwards so make allowances for that. Please be particularly careful about launching into anything new if it is a) unseen or b) submerged near 23rd February as this is a potentially flakey situation which can muddle or befuddle you. From March 26th and 28th the situation becomes much easier to deal with.

Just watch the boundaries of normality and common-sense again near April 12th. Get it right from February-April with this mysterious, uncredited, unknown or unseen part of yourself (or your life) and August will be so much easier. Still, be watchful near 19th August at the Mercury-Neptune opposition and again near 29th August at the Sun-Neptune opposition. Because what is happening is internal or covered-up, it’s hard to get the objectivity you need. I have no idea what you are doing. Modestly taking a back-seat role on a project where others are the stars? Deliberately covering up something you know is faintly dodgy? Happily working away on a classified project? Puffing on a hookah on velvet cushions with the velvet curtains drawn? In all cases, though, your horoscope says – get into 2014 carefully and slowly.

PROTECT THE FUTURE TODAY

Protect the future today with your travel, foreign, internet, publishing, academic or spiritual agenda. You are up for a challenging cycle in 2015-2017 but astrology can help you avoid walking blindly into issues before they become a problem. Be a total realist around November 28th when the serious discussions, questions or paperwork will start to roll. Don’t just accept whatever is coming towards you near December 8th if more cynical people would suggest it asks too much of you next year. All will become clearer soon after Saturn changes signs to Sagittarius from 23rd December. Keep the stakes low with your plan to travel or emigrate, study or teach, pursue your beliefs, publish or write. Minimise what you are playing with in terms of your spiritual or philosophical beliefs (including astrology). Most of all read the fine print as 2014 ends and if you think it would lumber you in 2015 or 2016 don’t go there. Astrology is about negotiating the future before it happens. You have choices.

 


Taurus: 2014

2014-taurusPLUTO – THE FOREIGN, SPIRITUAL, PUBLISHING OR ACADEMIC AGENDA

Close to January 1st, 7th and 11th three useful new chapters start developing in terms of your spiritual, philosophical or religious beliefs. If your focus has been another country and its culture – quite foreign to you – or perhaps a book, website or course – this will be the priority instead. The issue is no longer about you in January, it is about one other person as well. This focus on two people, rather than one, remains until the first week of March. Close to January 31st there will be a brand new set-up which releases a tremendous amount of power and control. Take your fair share. You’ve earned this.

These same questions about control come up again near April 21st when you realise that whenever things change, the onus is on you to make sure that you take the reins, or at least share them with the right people in the right way. Near 4th July at the Sun-Pluto opposition it’s obvious, and again about three weeks later at the 22nd July Mercury-Pluto clash and near 28th July at the Venus-Pluto opposition.

Things turn in your favour near 5th September at the Jupiter-Pluto quincunx and this chapter accelerates near 26th October when Mars enters Capricorn and you must do all you can to avoid a potentially difficult situation near 10th November. From 10th December you have a sense that history is repeating as all the questions of January return.

Nevertheless, near 15th December and 17th December it’s time to address discussions or paperwork, and near 20th December this two-way street, which is so recent, becomes integral to your plans.  From 21st December others know about your foreign, internet, academic, publishing or spiritual issues too and as you end the year, you head towards a milestone near Christmas Day. As you did in 2013, make it very clear where you stand on matters of personal belief and philosophy, and also your wider foreign, internet, academic or publishing agenda.

PSYCHE – YOUR PLACE IN THE WORLD

Psyche spends most of this year in Aquarius, and what you achieve will be immortalised. This is quite a journey. Something about this project, plan or position will last longer than you do, as Psyche is the asteroid which symbolises eternity (that lovely word which the late Martin Sharp etched into art history). If you are looking for diary dates, the year begins with the usual professional or academic state of flux that Mercury Retrograde brings, from January 23rd, past Saint Valentine’s Day, through to March 17th.  Be very careful as muddles, misfired communication or misbehaving technology, weather or post can contribute. The usual work, non-profit or university changes at this time may not stick, or could follow a very wobbly path. From around 16th March Psyche moves in, to stay and there will be a shift. Life becomes normal again (fortunately you made allowances for delays and changes).  You’ll become aware that there is something quite resonant, almost poetic or mythic about this new professional, academic or non-profit story unfolding in your life. It’s not just more of the same in terms of your C.V. It’s going to endure. At the end of the year, near 4th December there is an urgent call to action, regarding your mission, position or ambition. A good time to slow right down.

MARS AND THE NORTH NODE – DAILY WORKLOAD AND YOUR BODY

Life will move awfully quickly (perhaps too fast) this year and around 23rd March Ceres moves into Libra so you will be dealing with those people or corporations who feel passionate, entitled and fairly possessive. There may be a sense that your daily workload or relationship with your body has to be at the heart of a compromise. This is correct so work towards that, at every step. Make it easy to give way or ask for a new deal, later on this year.

Please avoid big decisions near the total lunar eclipse on 15th April because you won’t be seeing the full story then and watch what you begin, or engage with, near April 23rd as it may be back, near 25th June. Conditions near that date are also volatile and I would include the days around 12th July too. Around all those periods in your life, strategise like mad (or like Churchill and Eisenhower). When there’s rushing and pushing in the atmosphere, dig your heels in and plot and plan for all you are worth.

You will be so pleased you kept the stakes low with the people or organisations affecting your life by the time this potentially inflammatory cycle is over by July 26th. After this, strategise a little more as delays and changes from September 14th through November 8th will affect what you have in mind for your working life or perhaps your body and Mercury Retrograde is likely to change the story once or twice.

JUPITER – COMMUNICATING AND CONNECTING ON A GRAND SCALE

As you will see very close to your birthday, near the Jupiter patterns in your chart near 24th May, you were quite right to invest time and energy in your aim to communicate and connect in a bigger and better way. This could be such a wonderful, landmark year. To save your time and energy, though, don’t pursue this May 30th through July 16th without taking possible delays and changes into account as you are very likely to meet technical or human error, unavoidable delays or changing stories – the computer seems like a possible culprit then. Overall, though, the successful project or direction change which comes from this time will be so rewarding. You’re connected in a new and epic way that vindicates your blind faith in technology or particularly helpful people and companies.

SATURN – YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER

This relentless Saturn cycle has affected the way you feel about your former, current or potential partner in a way which can only happen every 29 years. Because Ceres is involved too in 2014, there must be a new world with this person, to replace the old one. The new world will necessarily involve new compromises and adjustments. What happens around 24th May is a turning point. Then from 26th July things move a lot faster and tolerance and patience are in short supply; avoid building this situation up to a point of tension near 25th August. Watch your timing with ‘solid’ agreements, paperwork, documents and so on that involve this man or woman too – Mercury will be retrograde from around 28th September to November 10th. What happens near 23rd October at the eclipse confirms you are not seeing the whole picture so be aware of that. Finally, from 10th November, as Mercury is out of shadow – you will feel it’s time to talk or put things in writing. November finally brings psychological and emotional closure. Throughout your journey with this man or woman, try to remember that Saturn freezes time or stretches it, and accept this peculiar new clock or calendar in your life. It will not last, as you will see.

Some Taurus people channel the Saturn cycle through a dispute with an enemy, rival or opponent. If this sounds like you, then you will need to find a relatively harmless duet or double-act at work, or perhaps involving a hobby, as this will be a safe container for the Saturn cycle. This is an old trick but a good trick.

JUPITER – HOME, FAMILY, TOWN, COUNTRY

You will move or enjoy home improvements from 16th July through to August 2015. This is the best cycle in 12 years for affordable or easy renovations or the luckiest break in recent memory, in terms of particular houses, apartments or property investments. Dates for your diary include the days around 22nd and 24th July when all eyes are on your place in the world and near 31st July with 2nd through 18th August finishing the story. The momentum is wonderful all the way to the days around 25th September which rewards all your faith. Your home town or homeland may be just as much a part of the story as the roof over your own head. If the family or household is your true ‘home’ (the one you can take with you wherever you go) you will be astonished at the huge opportunities, improvements, growth and good news that rolls so quickly from July.

URANUS AND THE SOUTH NODE – WHAT YOU HIDE

How have you pursued your own freedom, excitement and independence in recent years? Strangely enough, your horoscope suggests it is  by doing something in secret and deliberately covering it up. Alternatively you have been beavering away on plans which give other people the credit or glory while you remain in the wings. All of it has been at the heart of the most electrifying and exciting possibilities and it has been very hard to resist covering up, hiding, ducking out of sight or diving down, down below the surface of what other people see.

Just take your time and be more watchful and wary about this process near 14th and 15th April as we have a total lunar eclipse in Aries and also a Mercury-Uranus conjunction. I’m also not a huge fan of the days around 23rd April. The second half of April in general is a good time to be more aware of what others do not know, see or fathom about you and your world – and the implications of that.

Close to 16th May there will be a milestone which makes a tremendous difference but be careful about pushing too fast, too hard and too far near 25th June. You must stay the course, though. What others simply do not access about yourself or your life is still the most exhilarating option you have and very close to 25th September you will be so pleased you persisted. Fortunately you have these dates (above) to give you an easier ride.

LITERALLY UNREAL – YOUR GROUP, TRIBE OR TEAM

Muddled and muddied waters, carefully managed, can make that crucial tribe, team or group a wonderful holiday from reality in 2014 rather than a quagmire of confusion. These people collectively give you an unreal experience, in every meaning of the word! From February 1st to 13th you will be presented with news, paperwork or key discussions but be wise as Mercury is retrograde and allow for changes or delays all the way to March 21st. You also seem to be around people who have no boundaries or locked into a group or team structure which leaks like a sieve. Be fully aware of the potential chaos that surrounds this near 23rd February. However, once you are past March 26th and 28th you should be in the clear – and ready to pursue what can only be described as an alternative to the real world. A holiday from reality.

There is a big emphasis on two people, not one, near April 12th and this person is either your good friend or a closer team player, perhaps, than the others. Get it right in terms of boundaries (you two could be wobbling all over the place) and August will be so much easier. Be very wary about group or friendship decisions near 19th August at the Mercury-Neptune opposition and again near 29th August at the Sun-Neptune opposition. With care you can make this tribe of yours, the Wonderland trip you need but it may require some ducking and diving around the dates mentioned above. Absolutely Fabulous collectives require great strategies sometimes.

PROTECT THE FINANCIAL, BUSINESS OR PROPERTY FUTURE TODAY

Protect the future today by being sharply aware of what you are setting up in terms of your money, property, valuable possessions, business and charity at the end of this year. Of course you are a Taurus so this should be second nature to you! Some of the seeds for this new era will be sown in May and June when you may want to come back to this website for specific dates. You are up for a challenging cycle in 2015-2017 but astrology can help you sidestep financial, property, business or charity issues before they even begin. Be vigilant with the numbers and the realities around November 28th when the serious discussions, questions or paperwork will start to roll. Be suitably cagey or even downright cynical near December 8th as from 23rd December what you have signed, or accepted, may begin to reveal itself as rather more of an ask than you thought. Most of all please talk to the professionals and experts about all possible financial, business and property scenarios in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Astrology is a navigational tool. Take this journey consciously and it will be so much easier to work your way through 2015.


Gemini: 2014

2014-geminiPLUTO – YOUR MONEY, PROPERTY, BUSINESS, CHARITY, POSSESSIONS

Empowerment is expensive sometimes and the cost of having power in 2013 was considerable. As you know so well,  you can’t put a price on having total control – or even just having the controls back! Near January 1st, 7th and 11th three useful new chapters start developing with everything you own, earn or owe. The issue is about two people at that point, not just one. This focus on two remains until the first week of March. Close to January 31st there will be a total transformation in the balance of your life when  the person, organisation or situation which took far too much, will no longer be an issue.

All year long the issue for you is the cost of empowerment, because it’s not free by any means. It will come up again near April 21st and close to 4th July at the Sun-Pluto opposition – then  about three weeks later at the 22nd July Mercury-Pluto clash and finally near 28th July at the Venus-Pluto opposition.

At 5th September near the Jupiter-Pluto quincunx you can see just how much you have to gain by co-creating a different financial, charity, business or property set-up whenever the occasion demands it. The money story revs up again from 26th October when Mars enters Capricorn and although it would be so easy to race into some kind of stand-off near 10th November – unless the stakes are worth it – you may prefer to buy peace of mind instead. Near 15th December at the Uranus-Pluto square it’s time to confront the same issues from January. Money is power and so are properties, valuables or business assets. At the same time, power must be handled with care.

From 17th December it’s time to address discussions or paperwork, and from 21st December it’s all out in the open. As you end the year, bear in mind that what you discuss, hear, read or sign near Christmas Day itself is a landmark. So much of what happens this year depends on how you use the opportunities and solutions which emerge in the first six months, but you can read more about that in the section on Jupiter in Cancer. By rights this should be an abundant time for you, Gemini.

PSYCHE – TRAVEL OR TRAVEL IN THE MIND

Psyche spends most of this year in Aquarius, having a huge impact on your travel, foreign, internet, academic, spiritual or publishing agenda. Psyche was put through all manner of tests and trials in Roman mythology but in the end, she was granted immortality. This trip, relocation, website, qualification, thesis, book or religious story will last forever. Your fellow Gemini Noel Gallagher wrote an Oasis song called Live Forever. That sums it up perfectly. The year begins in a fairly wobbly way despite this; Mercury Retrograde from January 23rd to March 17th is the only excuse you need to read the fine print, have Plan B and make allowances for delays or changes. Please note: the Sun-Mercury conjunction very close to February 14th is also the day of a Full Moon and it is not the full, final and finished story with your trip, course, book, website, foreign connection or spiritual quest. From around 16th March Psyche moves in, to stay and everything moves forward. Plans stick and you know where you stand. You’ll become aware that there is something epic about this chapter in your life. At the end of the year, near 4th December the agenda speeds up again.

MARS AND THE NORTH NODE – THE NEXT GENERATION

Do all you can to avoid setting up a conflict situation involving your son, daughter, young relative or godchild. This also applies to projects and plans involving younger people, professionally or through a charity or hobby. Finally it can impact a relationship that will end in step-parenting, pregnancy or adoption.  I am sure the issue with the next generation that affects you from late February makes you think ‘Been there, done that’ so at least you are familiar with it. If you say someone is like a son or daughter to you, then this is also a Fifth House concern, and Mars is at work here, so take your time.

Bottom line? There is a risk of tension or even conflict. Have a strategy and extend it for some months, as you plot and plan your moves. Never do anything in the heat of the moment when Mars is on the move.  From around 23rd March Ceres moves into Libra so it’s all about who owns what/whom and why. In the Roman myth Ceres fought her son-in-law Pluto for control of her daughter. How will this theme play out in your life? As a symbol in your horoscope Ceres always brings questions about a redistribution in the balance of power and it looks as though the next generation is at the heart of it.  There will have to be a carve-up and compromise, so keep the stakes low and skip the periods around 15th April and 23rd April and again near 25th June for big judgement calls. You could also cut yourself and others more slack near 12th July at the Mars-Ceres conjunction which would make your life so much easier!

The heat or urgency disappears after July 26th. Soon after this it looks like it’s time for The Talk, The Signature or The Decision. Your ruler Mercury is retrograde from September 14th through November 8th though so please allow for this story to change, perhaps once or twice. You may even prefer to sign off on big decisions in August or December – yet please do see my notes on Saturn in Sagittarius, too, and the impact of the children, pregnancy or adoption issue on a relationship with a former, current or potential partner.

JUPITER – THE BENEFITS OF ABUNDANCE

Flow, on a financial, property, charity, business or material level, benefits you for obvious reasons, and less obvious reasons too – you are becoming empowered after a long time when you were being driven or overridden, either by particular people, circumstances or larger trends. Abundance is in a special category of its own though; literally one of life’s richer experiences! What you experience  near 24th May is a vindication of your faith with one particular financial, charity, property or business decision, but you may prefer to skip changes and delays ahead by avoiding signatures or discussions from May 30th through July 16th . At the very least accept that the story may change once or twice in that time-frame and be sharply aware of it, reading the fine print and allowing for a state of flux. You are ruled by Mercury so Mercury Retrograde affects you more than other people, Gemini.

SATURN – YOUR LIFESTYLE AND WORKLOAD

What happens around 24th May is a turning point after a very tough year (2013) when your relationship with your body, or your daily workload situation, sent you one obstacle after another to deal with. Your workload, of course, also incorporates housework, volunteering or study. From 26th July things move a lot faster with your health or work agenda so please be aware of the risk of lower tolerance or patience near 25th August. You also need to watch your timing with ‘solid’ agreements, paperwork, documents and so on – Mercury your ruler will be retrograde from around 28th September to November 10th. What happens near 23rd October at the eclipse confirms you are not seeing the whole picture. Fortunately things come together very quickly and clearly, almost at the end of this cycle, around 13th November. From that point you are on the way out of the most challenging Saturn cycle for health, fitness, daily routine, work, service and duty in 29 years – yet even as you read this you are very much over the worst. Throughout this time, though, I expect one project or plan is your great escape. You can read more about that in the section on Neptune below, and how to make this work for you.

JUPITER – YOUR BRILLIANT NEW WAY WITH WORDS AND IMAGES

Your way with words and images is never in question because you are a Gemini, yet there is a brilliant relaunch starting with one project, plan or course -  which begins soon after 16th July and takes you all the way to August 2015, so you have one glorious year to fulfil your potential and enjoy the results.  Dates for your diary include the days around 22nd and 24th July when everyone is talking or reading and you see what is possible –  and from 31st July when this project or plan seems golden. Around 2nd August there’s a major green light and you will then accelerate near the 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 18th. If you have gone full tilt from July, then around 25th September I would expect champagne. There has never been a better time to beat your own personal best as a writer, blogger, film-maker, public speaker, singer, publisher, linguist and so on. Just find the medium. The medium is the massage as well as the message. This is the best 12 month massage (extending into 2015) you ever had. Get thee to the internet and don’t let go of the mouse.

URANUS AND THE SOUTH NODE – YOUR TRIBE, TEAM, GANG OR NETWORK

You have experimented with a very different group of new friends and seen the benefits. You have also realised how much your old social life or network of friends may have held you back from everything that was waiting to tempt you in life. Old faces and rules have gone and I am sure the ghost of your social life past must seem very ancient indeed. Now you are up for the next episode. One particular group project in 2014 will be a very big part of it, if only you will meet others halfway! Help yourself, too, by avoiding moves which are too radical and confronting – either with or perhaps against these people – near 14th and 15th April and again around 23rd April.  Be careful about pushing too fast, too hard and too far near 25th June in addition.  Close to 25th September the whole year makes sense at last, yet in your pursuit of independence and freedom with particular groups or friends, you may prefer to opt for an easier journey by asking yourself basic questions about how others will respond to your more radical moves. Everyone loves a revolution in principle but the reality of a revolution is that it always involves rejection. Bear that in mind as you navigate, especially in April. Keeping the stakes low is a smart move. Sure, you have to push away particular people or situations in order to get that New! Improved! Feeling from the group, but it’s how you do it and what is at stake that counts.

TAKE A TRIP INTO WONDERLAND – YOUR CALLING IN LIFE

I am not surprised you are tumbling down a rabbit hole of Alice proportions,  into professional, non-profit or academic Wonderland, because you desperately need an alternative to the reality of your daily workload situation! Just time it right this year and avoid the muddles. You want this to be a little dream, not some surreal and mad experience. From February 1st to 13th you will be presented with news, paperwork or key discussions about the project, plan or role. Luckily you know all about the Mercury Retrograde cycle so you’ll allow for changes or delays all the way to March 21st. Please be particularly careful about launching into anything new near 23rd February as this could become awfully muddled or unclear either because of the chemistry you have with those involved, or because of the no-structure structure! Around March 26th and 28th though I expect life will be on track and you will have neatly sidestepped a slightly flakey beginning to the year. You’re the Gemini who reads his/her horoscope so you are well ahead.

It’s good to test the trip into professional, academic or non-profit Wonderland and you can do this near 19th August at the Mercury-Neptune opposition and again near 29th August at the Sun-Neptune opposition. You will enjoy this professional, academic or non-profit escape route if you put fences around it, limit it to a particular time-frame and watch the boundaries with people.

YOUR PAST, PRESENT AND POTENTIAL PARTNER IN 2015

I have already written about what you might be setting up with your daughter, son, godchild or young relative in the first half of this year. This also applies to any professional or non-profit commitment involving the young. It certainly incorporates relationships which may end in pregnancy, step-parenting or adoption.

You are up for a challenging cycle in 2015-2017 so be fully aware of the long-term impact of what you decide about your former, current or potential partner near November 28th when the serious discussions, questions or paperwork will start to roll. Be a realist. Even a cynic. Saturn cycles actually work better if you consider all possible outcomes and scenarios.  Do not stumble into something near December 8th that could be truly heavy at any point from 23rd December into the course of 2015. Saturn also rules enemies, opponents and rivals too. Be extremely careful about disputes of any kind, or the risk of them, from November 2014 in particular. This may be with you for a long time unless you are savvy and pick your way carefully around the potential potholes. It may be wise to actually move all potential grounds for a battle well out of the way before November begins. One way to do this is to create a new duet (perhaps involving a hobby or interest) with someone, which can take the Saturn patterns safely for you.

If you are meeting your fate, though,  with the man or woman who matters so much at Christmas 2014, use astrology to your advantage. Know that this is going to demand a lot from you in the next 2-3 years (whatever this new phase consists of) and look at your options. If you have to walk into something, make it something you can live with.


Cancer: 2014

2014-cancerPLUTO – YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER

Since 2008 the usual patterns in your partnerships (sexual and romantic – or strictly business) has been dominated by the Pluto in Capricorn cycle. The way you dated, mated, related or even separated before 2008 is now ancient history and it must seem so very distant to you now. What you did in 2013 was instinctively balance the scales with this person as tactfully as you could. Common sense and intuition told you that the way to handle him, her (or it) was to work towards an even arrangement. Only real injustice, unfairness or in equality would have affected that – in which case you may now find yourself with a dispute or conflict.

Well, Cancer, there is reassuring news. Close to January 1st, 7th and 11th three useful new chapters start developing. The issue is no longer about you it is about the other person or perhaps a sympathetic third party. This focus on the power of two lasts until the first week of March. Close to January 31st there will be a total transformation in the balance of your life with the man or woman mentioned above. One which reminds anyone who doubted the situation, that you have clout and influence.

Because you are discovering how to become empowered through marriage, de facto relationships, dating (or a truce with an ex) the issue will not go away. This also applies to enemies, rivals or opponents. Near April 21st and 4th July then later, close to 22nd July and 28th July it’s all impossible to ignore. What are you learning? Partly, perhaps, that the great power you were given in stages from October through January 2014 has to be handled like the potent and precious commodity it is. And also (undoubtedly) to never again give your power away, the way you did in 2013!

There is another major discovery about this person near 5th September at the Jupiter-Pluto quincunx. The story speeds up from 26th October when Mars enters Capricorn and then near 15th December at the Uranus-Pluto square it’s clearly time for a major end-of-year decision. You can almost create two book-ends in your year, Cancer, in terms of this man or woman, or someone who has stepped forward to be next in line. From 17th December it’s time to address discussions or paperwork, ahead of 2015.

Basically nothing has been the same since 2008 and it’s not your fault! Yet despite the intense, relentless nature of what you’re being put through, if you’ve woken up to find that you’re actually calling an awful lot of shots, that’s a good thing. Now, how to make it work on a practical level is your next ask.

If you don’t want a conflict or dispute then use an old astrological trick and create a work or hobby duet which takes the impact of the Pluto cycle. It may be easier to deal with power issues with someone who doesn’t push every button you possess.

PSYCHE AND JUPITER – MONEY AND PROPERTY

You are quite right to rub your hands together, Cancer, as you stand to  gain from the money, house, apartment, business or precious possessions in the most richly satisfying way, in the second half of this year and first half of 2015. However you can save time or money right away, by being sharply aware of the potential for delays and changes that Mercury Retrograde brings, from January 23rd, through to March 17th. The issue may be the computer, the phone, the media, poor communication or a wobbly post office, but don’t be caught by the Sun-Mercury conjunction very close to February 14th as this is also the day of a Full Moon (the Moon rules you too) and it is not the end of the matter.

Fortunately life is more manageable from around 16th March  when Mercury behaves himself and Psyche moves in, to stay. She is a powerful little asteroid (the daughter-in-law of Venus) and she symbolises what lasts for all time. At the end of the year, near 4th December there is an urgent call to action, which puts a seal on the deal. This isn’t just another fleeting story about money, property, charity, business or your precious possessions. This is going to endure. And it will actually out-last you. One thinks of a property (like Bollingen, created by Carl Jung) which is still there today, bearing the imprint of his personality. Jung was born with an exact Psyche pattern in his horoscope.

You should be deeply comforted and vindicated thanks to your financial or material relaunch which begins around 16th July and takes you all the way to August 2015. This is the best cycle in 12 years for problem solving and also sheer accumulation. Around 22nd and 24th July it all starts to gather speed, then from 31st July to August 18th you are on a golden snowball. Keep rolling the ball, to quote Kate Bush. Very close to 25th September at the Jupiter-Uranus trine you are about to see why the intensity of July and August was worth it. You had to take every chance you were given and you did! What you create around the end of September will be the gift that goes on giving in 2015.

MARS AND THE NORTH NODE – YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR PLACE

Cancer rules the home, home town and homeland. It also rules the family, household and one’s fellow countrymen and countrywomen. Karma rolls from late February particularly with one relative or domestic connection so it matters a great deal. There may also be karmic debts and credits with the house or apartment to collect.  From around 23rd March and particularly near the eclipse on 15th April and planetary clashes of April 23rd give yourself more time and space. Tolerance and patience will also help enormously no matter if the issue is your mother, your flatmate or your builder. What you set up in terms of conflict may be back near 25th June so try not to go there in the first place. You may also want to build in oodles more space and time for yourself and him, her or them close to 12th July at the Mars-Ceres conjunction. Who wants a family which functions like an Eastenders plot? Not you. This also applies to share households or even more nebulous domestic arrangements!

The potential for heat, tension and conflict goes afterJuly 26th. For your next trick avoid major paperwork or discussions from September 14th through November 8th as Mercury is retrograde. Read the fine print, have Plan B and back up your life on a USB stick. Don’t trust what you hear or read as being necessarily final. According to all the laws of astrology and history this is the cycle that Obama launched his Obamacare website on; it’s also the cycle when Google’s printer made a very, very expensive mistake! Astrology is about heading off issues before they become complex. Fortunately you read your horoscope so you know to read the fine print with documents affecting the house or apartment at this time, and you are aware of the possibility of changes or cancellations affecting family plans or flatmates.

JUPITER – YOU, YOU, YOU

Your renaissance is on the turn near 24th May and by that stage of your year you should be very pleased that you put so much effort into your name, image, face or shape in 2013, with one eye on a reward this year. Just watch Mercury, though – the story will change once or twice about all your ‘me’ issues from May 30th through July 16th so take delays or u-turns into account. Nevertheless, since last year you have been slowly moving on up into a far more enjoyable role. The labels on your shoebox are something you can feel pleased with. You look and sound like a Cancerian who is fulfilled in the first half of 2014 and you will be amazed at how much your advertising achieves for you.

SATURN – YOUR LINE OF SUCCESSION

What is your line of succession? It may be a younger person you are not even related to. Don’t believe what you read in some astrology books. Cancerians have sons and daughters, sure, but there are just as many who pour themselves into godchildren, projects involving young people, junior relatives, professions involving children or teenagers – and also adopted or fostered children too.

In all cases it’s been heavy. You know that. Then there are those of you who have been pursuing relationships which may end in step-parenting or pregnancy, but with weighty questions attached! You will be pleased to hear the worst is over and you can wave goodbye to 2013 which seldom let you off the hook when it came to your line of succession, or the younger generation you pass on the legacy of your personality to.

You have one more year of jumping hurdles and waiting to go around them the long way.  There must also be a new arrangement which allows a delicate sharing of power – and make no mistake, the issues this year will revolve around who or what is the boss. What happens around 24th May is a turning point. From 26th July things move a lot faster so don’t be pushed or rushed into a potential conflict near 25th August. There are some more timing alerts with your line of succession (no matter if they carry your DNA or not). Mercury will be retrograde from around 28th September to approximately November 10th so the story isn’t fixed or final. Then very close to 23rd October at the eclipse take stock again; you’re not seeing the full story. Finally, from around 10th November, as Mercury is out of shadow, it’s time to talk or even get things in writing. You will have a glimpse of this cycle in 2015 but apart from that it’s over and the world of children – your line of succession – will mean something much lighter, brighter and easier to you this Christmas. Make no mistake though. 2013 was the worst part of this Saturn cycle and you’re here, in one piece. Keep going. This applies no matter if you had a new baby or were dealing with issues around that godchild you took on, all those years ago. From school fees to child custody, or the state of mind of a budding teenager (!) this has been really hard work but it does get easier.

URANUS AND THE SOUTH NODE – YOUR ROLE IN LIFE

Sometimes it’s easy to be a free bird professionally, academically or with your non-profit commitments. Sometimes you have to flap your wings harder. Around 14th and 15th April we have a total lunar eclipse in Aries and also a Mercury-Uranus conjunction. You may prefer to choose another time for your big move when the headwind is in your favour so please do use astrology to your advantage – April is gusty weather. The period around 23rd April when your path towards professional, academic or even non-profit independence is more confronting, also needs conscious handling. The key is being aware of the volatile nature of change. You just can’t stop the changes affecting your role. They come at you from the outside or you make them happen on the inside, because they exhilarate you and excite you. Just remember – being a radical, or joining with radicals, involves the necessary rejection of some people, projects or organisations which inevitably creates issues. So make sure you know the stakes.

From May 3rd this achievement and success story in your life becomes a matter for two people, not one. Close to 16th May there will be a milestone decision, but do be careful about the judgement call you make near 25th June when again, you could be moving too fast, or perhaps too left-field, for those around you.  Are you interested in planning something utterly liberating and life-changing professionally, or with your non-profit work? Try the days around Thursday 25th September at the Uranus-Jupiter trine. Something will fall in your lap anyway. Why not create something that reaches its crescendo then? If it liberates other people as well as yourself then the universe will no doubt wave it through. It may even change a corner of your chosen profession, course or role in a way that ushers in new rules (or no rules). Bumpy ride – liberating year.

ALTERNATIVES TO REALITY –  THE INTERNET

The internet holds all the escapes. The foreign countries or people. The fascinating subjects you teach or study. The religious or spiritual websites. The digital publishing revolution. The travel search engines. Just go in slowly this year and you too can have a holiday from reality but also avoid the pitfalls! Here’s one to start with. From February 1st to 13th you will be presented with advertisements, e-mails, news, paperwork or key discussions yet you can also expect flux (say it carefully) until March 21st. The period around 23rd is particularly flakey because someone or something is quite frankly, all over the place. Once Mercury is well out of shadow, though, around March 26th and 28th you can make your moves.

It will be a two-way street for you near April 12th which helps. Yet all year long, to hang onto the lovely feeling of sanctuary or great escape, try to rein in and control what you are doing with your trip and head-trips. That way the reality checks near 19th August at the Mercury-Neptune opposition and again near 29th August at the Sun-Neptune opposition won’t feel quite so confronting. As always with astrology you negotiate the future. Keep it real, no matter what kind of journey you’re on. In order to sink gratefully into an altered state, online and in the real world, you need to ground yourself and anchor yourself. Don’t go out too far or you may find it hard to come back.

PROTECT THE FUTURE TODAY – WORKLOAD AND BODY

You are up for a patience-stretching cycle in 2015-2017 with your working life and your relationship with your body, yet if you are powerfully aware of all outcomes around November 28th when the questions begin, you will be ahead of the game. Be very aware of the long-term repercussions of what you set up near December 8th as once Saturn changes signs to Sagittarius from 23rd December anything that is in writing, really will feel like a commitment. This is all happening in the Sixth House of your solar chart, which rules your physical condition and the way it defines who you are and what you can do. At the same time the Sixth House is very much about work and everything it means to you.  Focus hard on November and December with one eye on the next two years, as you make your choices about working, living and looking after yourself. If any new work, academic or non-profit issues arise at this time jump on them, research them and take them as seriously as you must. This also applies to anything which slides onto the radar that has a direct impact on your body. The golden rule with Saturn cycles is to keep the stakes low, entertain all outcomes and to ask around, as well as to ask the professionals. That way 2015 and 2016, and also part of 2017 are so much easier to manage. Be a realist to the point of  being a cynic and you’ll be beautifully covered.

 


Leo: 2014

2014-leoPLUTO – YOUR LIFESTYLE

The way you worked, lived and looked after yourself, before 2008 is a different world. It’s also a world that became hugely unbalanced in 2013.  Now you can turn the tables on the person, organisation or situation which took over last year. Close to January 1st, 7th and 11th there is progress and it’s also a two-way street. This focus on the power of two remains until the first week of March. Close to January 31st there will be a massive reorganisation of your situation. Pluto was demoted in 2006 so there may be a demotion by this point. Alternatively it’s just a reordering of your affairs so that you can work and also work on your relationship with your body in a much healthier way.

It all comes back down to how much power you have, and you have rather a lot, but you’ve not used it in 2013 – or at least you’ve been duped into thinking you didn’t have it, when secretly you were acquiring it in spades! You’ll see why this is so true near April 21st, 4th July, 22nd July,  28th July,  5th September in particular. The truth is, the more hung up on the details of working perfectly you are, the better. The more obsessed you are with the way your body defines the rest of your life – the better.  The story accelerates from 26th October when Mars enters Capricorn and life heats up and speeds up, yet as you could tip into a conflict near 10th November – unless it is justified – try to avoid it.

Near the 15th December at the Uranus-Pluto square it’s time to face some issues head-on for the final fortnight of the year. Everything changed in January. How did you use what you were given (or what you took from life?) And what needs to change again now?

PSYCHE – YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER

The story you write with your former, current or potential partner this year is written forever and will outlast you. This is also true of any enemies so please drop the chess game as quickly as possible. One way to do this is to refuse to play, energetically, and also to find a work or recreational duet which takes the Psyche transit for you!

Psyche is represented by the butterfly, which the Romans took to be a symbol of the eternal soul. What you two achieve will also have soul and resonance, so build it carefully. Despite this the year begins in a flakey, uncertain way with this man or woman.  Mercury Retrograde brings a changing or delayed story, from January 23rd, past Saint Valentine’s Day, through to March 17th. The Sun-Mercury conjunction very close to February 14th is by no means all and everything you need to know so please be aware of that. Even after 5th March when Venus, the planet of partnership, moves to Aquarius, you should still give the story more time. As the year ends, near 4th December there is more heat, less time, less patience and other mitigating factors affecting life with this person, or someone else who replaced them during the year. Work around this. Yet by Christmas it is also true that what you wrote in your living history with he or she who matters so much, will be written across all time.

MARS AND THE NORTH NODE – COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTERS

Strategise, strategise. From around 23rd March Ceres moves into Libra so you will be dealing with an enforced new arrangement, to come, about the way you are heard and read. Do not start a fire nor oxygenate one then, especially if the words stick online. Skip big judgement calls near the  lunar eclipse on 15th April and also avoid leaping into action near April 23rd as an inflammatory issue may return near 25th June. Be equally aware of the neat for less heat and speed around 12th July at the Mars-Ceres conjunction. Fortunately Mars moves out of Libra by July 26th. The next challenge with your project, plan or role (online or in the real world) is handling the delays or changes which occur from September 14th through November 8th as Mercury is retrograde. Navigate these dates though, and you have a far more straightforward year.

JUPITER – THE BENEFITS OF BEING UNSEEN

Nobody sees or knows you particularly well any more after 2013 because you quite rightly dived into a secret project, hibernation phase, classified plan, or a role behind the scenes where nobody realised you were even involved! You were quite right to have faith and there there is a welcome development for you near 24th May. However, be aware that from May 30th through July 16th the story will alter once or twice. It still looks good, of course, and by July you will be glad you persisted – yet read the fine print or allow for changes through June and early July.

SATURN – YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR PLACE

You will be pleased to hear the hardest part of the Saturn cycle affecting your relatives, household, home town, house, apartment or homeland is over.  What happens around 24th May is a turning point. From 26th July though there could easily be an escalating conflict  near 25th August unless you actively avoid it. Watch your timing with ‘solid’ agreements, paperwork, documents and so on – especially with landlords, real estate agents, tenants, builders and so on – Mercury will be retrograde from around 28th September to November 10th. What happens near 23rd October at the eclipse suggests you’re not being shown the full story at all with the property or the family, or some other domestic or ‘home’ arrangement. However, after all this, around 13th November there’s a real moment of truth. November and December feel like the full stop at the end of the film script you didn’t want to write; it’s been quite a film, in terms of your feelings about ‘my people’ or ‘my place’ but you won’t have it again for 29 years.

JUPITER – ME ME ME

It’s all about you – and why not, as Jupiter has not been in Leo for 12 years and it’s time for some ‘Me, me, me’ which starts with a bang in July. This image booster, relaunch, reanaissance, recognition, fame, rebirth (add to the list as you wish, because it’s all about you) begins on 16th July and takes you all the way to August 2015. Dates for your diary include the days around 22nd and 24th July when life delivers a happy thunderbolt and from 31st July when your name is mentioned on high rotation. Around 2nd August there’s a major green light and you accelerate near the 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 18th. Very close to 25th September, Jupiter trines Uranus. This almost never happens. How great is it?  Very great. You’re back. As in, you’re baaaaaack. On a mundane note, most astrologers will tell you that July through Christmas and into the first half of 2015 is the best time ever to cure your baldness, lose weight, get thermage for your face or hire a P.R.

URANUS AND THE SOUTH NODE – THE INTERNET

Ah, the internet. It’s where you can study online or teach by webinar. It’s where you can travel vicariously by visiting foreign websites or actually book a trip. It’s where you pursue your spiritual, religious or alternative beliefs, like astrology. It’s where you blog or publish e-books. It’s also where you take any trip or head-trip you desire. No wonder it liberates you every time you go near it. However, there are dates to avoid this year if you want to pursue your freedom. Why? Because they are volatile and not everyone wants your revolution, Leo.

Diary dates to watch are around 14th and 15th April when we have a total lunar eclipse in Aries and also a Mercury-Uranus conjunction. Take your time and be very aware of what you are setting up, and likewise, do this around 23rd April. Ultimately Uranus in Aries does you big internet favours as it trines Jupiter in Leo on Thursday 25th September at 7.18pm London time. You were so right to start the revolution or join one, as you are about to see. And it all happens at around the same time as your extended Festival of Leo birthday. It’s going to be bigger than the Festival of Britain.

THE HOLIDAY FROM REALITY – YOUR MONEY (OR CASH IN KIND)

From February 1st to March 21st this all steps up in importance. It will also spin in all directions so make allowances for that. Please be particularly careful about launching into anything new near 23rd February as this is a potentially flakey situation which can muddle or befuddle you. From March 26th and 28th the situation becomes much easier to deal with. Nobody would deny you this big escape from the real world. Thank heavens for the cash, the flat, the house, the possessions or whatever else is giving you that major ‘out’ at the moment. Just watch the boundaries near April 12th. Get it right from February-April with this and August will be so much easier. Still, be watchful near 19th August at the Mercury-Neptune opposition and again near 29th August at the Sun-Neptune opposition. You know those patches of utter chaos you hit with money, property, business, possessions or a charity in 2012 or 2013? To avoid that, set up rules right now. Like right now, before February 1st. You need fences and security, plus a curfew and regulations which protect you from yourself. Then the holiday from reality is like Glastonbury – monitored escapism. Just right.

PROTECT THE FUTURE TODAY

Protect the future today with your son, daughter, young relative or godchild. This also applies to a relationship which may end in pregnancy or step-parenting, and to adoption and fostering. It also applies to roles or projects involving the young. You are up for a challenging cycle in 2015-2017 so be hip to what you are creating in your life near November 28th and don’t just stumble into judgement calls or big decisions near December 8th as from 23rd December Saturn will not let this go. Astrology is negotiating the future before you get there. You’re reading this 12 months before it happens. You can have a much, much easier ride with the young in 2015, 2016 and part of 2017 if you consciously avoid what or who would become a very heavy burden by watching yourself like a hawk from Guy Fawkes Night to Boxing Day.

 


Virgo: 2014

2014-virgoPLUTO – YOUR CHILDREN, YOUNG RELATIVES, GODCHILDREN, YOUTH PROJECTS

By January 11th the big changes are rolling in a way that will permanently alter the way you relate to the next generation in 2014. Close to January 31st there will be a total transformation in the balance of things which has been a long time coming. You may even ask ‘What balance?’ as it’s quite clear that your son or daughter has dominated, or perhaps a third party has done the same thing – or a transient situation affecting  your relationship with the next generation, which you feel has stayed for too long! Every Virgo is different. In other cases this feeling of being utterly taken over has involved a younger relative, a youth project, a godchild or a relationship which may end in pregnancy or step-parenthood. Even adoption and IVF issues can turn up on this cycle.

January corrects so much. And it changes everything. Yet you have to remain constantly aware of the balance of power and how easily it can tilt in any direction. You will see why near April 21st, 4th July, 22nd July and near 28th July at the Venus-Pluto opposition.

This cycle makes itself felt again near 5th September at the Jupiter-Pluto quincunx. Then everything becomes more urgent, more heated and far more likely to proceed at full-tilt after 26th October when Mars enters Capricorn and you must steer away from a possible impending issue near 10th November – unless the stakes are worth it, of course. It’s hard to call this prediction for Virgo people as I have no idea if you are single and child-free, or living with your son. I don’t know if you are pregnant or more concerned with a children’s charity, or a job involving teenagers. In all cases, though, this is where the power is. It is also where the power must be shared!

As the year ends you will look back at January and compare notes with yourself. Close to 15th December at the Uranus-Pluto square you are up for a solid two-weeks of soul-searching. The trick with this cycle is to lead the next generation like the Queen or King you are. To share activities and interests which the young also share, so that you can show them by example. To mentor and guide, rather than just ‘be a parent’ or ‘be an aunt’ or ‘be a teacher’ and most of all to ensure that they inherit the legacy of your personality in a way which ensures your soul’s influence persists. Anything less than this will not give you the power and control you deserve. If you want to be the most powerful person you can be this year, you will draw yourself up to your full height and lead. Noblesse Oblige, to quote Nancy Mitford.

PSYCHE – WHAT YOU WORK ON, LIVES FOREVER

Psyche spends most of this year in Aquarius so what you work on lives forever, with clear evidence by Christmas 2014. This also applies to the work you do on your body. You are off to a wobbly start, though as the year begins with the usual changes and delays that Mercury Retrograde brings, from January 23rd, through to March 17th. Things gradually sort themselves out but don’t be surprised if all those big launches, new appointments or dramatic reshuffles in your workplace or industry (or at home, if your role lies there) are reshaped or even scratched by March. This also applies to personal trainers, diets and so on. Late January through mid March could see all kinds of alterations so please read the fine print on the contracts, Virgo.

From around 16th March Psyche moves in, to stay. This is when you realise that the project or achievement this year – all an act of duty or service for you – is going to last for a very long time. And of course this applies to the path you are taking with your physical body as well. At the end of the year, near 4th December there is an urgent call to action, about this. Time to speed it all up!

If your body is more important to you than your job, course or non-profit role then it is your physical wellbeing (the body often defines the person if you are a Virgo) which writes the ‘forever’ story this year. Again, you may be off to a changeable or questionable start until mid March, yet from that point you’ll realise there is something so enduring, even eternal, about what you can achieve in terms of your life below the neck.

MARS, URANUS, THE NODES AND YOUR MONEY

Do all you can to avoid setting up a conflict situation involving the money, house, business, charity, flat or possessions in the first half of this year. Peace of mind costs but it may be a price worth paying, Virgo. You have to weigh up values on the scales in your head this year and make some judgement calls. For a start, you will have to keep things civilised and diplomatic as there will be a forced compromise at any point from 23rd March as Ceres moves into Libra. You can also time your moves pretty strategically by avoiding big decisions near the total lunar eclipse on 15th April because you won’t be seeing the full story then. Start a fire near April 23rd and it will be back in your life near 25th June. Conditions near that date are also flammable, but astrology is all about knowing when to reduce the oxygen. This also applies around 12th July at the Mars-Ceres conjunction.

More diary dates for your accountant this year are worth noting, as uncertainty, communication issues, computer questions and changes from September 14th through November 8th dominate the choices about what you own, earn or owe as Mercury is retrograde. Read the fine print, allow for possible u-turns or serious hold-ups. You are ruled by Mercury so you are more affected!

What do the Nodes tell you in 2014? Basically that you’ve seen it all before with your money, house, apartment, business, possessions or charity and there is nothing new under the sun. This intense familiarity can sometimes slide into full-blown déjà vu but at least the inner knowing helps you navigate.

Most of all, you cannot put a price sticker on freedom. You cannot purchase independence in a catalogue. If you want to ‘buy’ that no matter what it costs, then you will need to avoid big radical moves near the trickiest dates of your financial year; around 14th and 15th April then 23rd April too. Surf the waves of change carefully then.

What works? Trends near 25th September at 7.18pm London time suggest you will have earned your freedom by then and even though you may feel as if you’re starting or joining a revolution, so what, if it allows you to break free from pointless and irrelevant old life rules about what you earn, own or owe. If you are not exhilarated by the new financial or material world you wake up in, by September, it is because you have not changed, when destiny wanted you to change.

JUPITER – GO UNDERGROUND AND GAIN

It’s time to go underground, to quote The Jam, from around 16th July and until August 2015. This is the best cycle in 12 years to work on a secret project that cannot be revealed to your best friend. It is also an amazing time for operating on something where you get no credit or recognition as others are the face. Huge breakthroughs are possible near 22nd and 24th July and from 31st July when the discussion rolls in a way that deeply pleases you. Around 2nd August there’s a major green light and you zoom ahead near the 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 18th. Expect more peaks and natural highs near 25th September when you will be so pleased you ducked below the surface. This Twelfth House cycle of Jupiter is hugely under-rated but if you want to know what hibernating or operating behind the scenes can achieve for you, just ask a Leo.

SATURN – MANAGING YOUR COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTIONS

A moment of truth about the internet, media, publishing or other venues for your voice near 24th May is a turning point when you can look back at the tests and trials of 2013 and say ‘That was then, this is now.’ From 26th July and particularly near 25th August there may be space for a conflict, though, so avoid it like the plague – especially if things are immortalised on the internet.

Watch your timing with ‘solid’ agreements, paperwork, computers, the media, microphones, documents and so on – Mercury will be retrograde from around 28th September to November 10th. In addition, at least with your projects and plans, what happens near 23rd October at the eclipse confirms you are not seeing the whole picture. Things move forward again near 13th November when you realise that you are ending the year, by actually ending a cycle. Apart from a brief period in 2015 this cycle is mostly over. It will never be so hard to be heard or read again. Either you won’t care about the issue by this point, or the issue will disappear. What you need to know now is that 2013 was the worst part of the cycle. It may have been the internet, the media, publishing or just daily communication issues (language, hearing, phones) but you have successfully negotiated the obstacle course and now you’re on the downhill stretch.

THE UNREAL REALITY – YOUR FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNER

You need an unreal reality as much as any other person. This man or woman I describe above really is your way out. However, you also need to do some fancy footwork as the year begins. From February 1st to 13th you could be setting up a situation which goes backwards and forwards until March 21st. Please be particularly careful about launching into anything new with he or she who matters so much, near 23rd February as there are no boundaries then. Of course there have been no boundaries all along – this relationship in whatever form it takes, is all over the place, everywhere, all at once and all the time! Still, that period in late February is tricky.  Fortunately once Mercury is out of retrograde in late March and you’ve finished reading all the fine print and being wary -  you can talk or sign with certainty and know you have the final story. This is likely to happen with this person (or for them) near March 26th and 28th.

There is a big emphasis on two people, not one, near April 12th. Yet the boundaries issues is back again, and if you are to have a relatively easy time of it near 19th August at the Mercury-Neptune opposition and again near 29th August at the Sun-Neptune opposition, try to get in first. Be sharply aware of who (or what) must be contained and controlled in the middle of April.

If you put more energy into your enemy, rival or opponent than a former, current or potential partner, this cycle can be very tricky. These people can be insidious, like a gas leak in a kitchen or flatulence in the bath! An old astrological trick is to create a work or recreational duet instead, so that you have a partnership to take the Neptune transit effects. Be particularly aware of Neptune’s reputation for introducing battles, feuds and disputes which run for years and end up being a substitute for reality for you. If even you are bored by what is still going down, walk away from it. Create a duet based around work or a hobby and this will soon take the impact of the Neptune transit.

2015 IS ON THE LINE – PROTECT THE  PROPERTY, HOME TOWN OR FAMILY FUTURE

Very close to November 28th 2014, the year 2015 is already on the line. Consequently, when all the talk is about your apartment, relative, house, flatmate, home town or homeland you need to peer into the future. Protect that future right now, at the end of 2014, before you walk into a problem you could have avoided, especially near December 8th which is a crucial time. Virgo, once Saturn changes signs to Sagittarius from 23rd December what is in place with the house, apartment, home town, family, household or homeland, is already having an impact. This strongly applies to binding, signed agreements. Be a realist about tenants – there are bad ones. Be a practical cynic about how long it takes to sell a house. Be savvy about the reality of your relative’s situation. Be a downright sceptic about town planners, residency, local government decisions and so on. Saturn helps those who are slightly cynical from the start!

The whole point of astrology is to sidestep particular time streams so that you don’t end up in quicksand. Look at the way time is flowing in November and December and change your destiny so that the marathon property or family swim of 2015-2016 and part of 2017 is that much easier. Why get into something you could have avoided?


Libra: 2014

2014-libraPLUTO – YOUR PEOPLE AND PLACE

You have been scrabbling for position throughout 2013 and for every foothold you get with family, house, property, home town, household or apartment issues, you find yourself sliding backwards again. This process ends after Christmas in the most decisive way. Never did a New Year’s Eve feel quite so new, because there is a whopping, helpful New Moon in the practical sign of Capricorn shortly afterwards.

You intuitively decided to nest in 2013. To put your people or place first. It was hard and you didn’t always succeed, but you are also realising (by January 2014) how very smart that was. What you have been trying to do with your patch of turf or your tribe has been working for you all along, even when you had no idea just how you were doing. By January you will have firm evidence that caring, nurturing, protecting, homemaking, clan-building, preserving and all the other faux Cancerian tactics you tried were spot-on. You are going to wake up to a lot of power in January that you never had before.

November and December 2014 help you to finish what you started in January because the same issues will come up again. How do you get the controls over your people or place? This is particularly crucial with family politics. What I am seeing throughout 2014 is a game of musical chairs. People arrive and depart the game. They switch position. All this alters the balance of power and much as we would prefer not to think of the Happy Families card game as anything so intense – you know all too well, it is. What happens at the start and end of the year gives you a potentially winning hand.

PSYCHE – THE NEXT GENERATION

The potent asteroid Psyche is in Aquarius in 2014, the sign ruling your children, godchildren and young relatives. Relationships which might end in parenthood, adoption or step-parenting also qualify. And of course you may have projects or roles involving the young. Psyche guarantees that what you create in your life will last forever.

The story begins in a rather stumbling way, thanks to Mercury Retrograde. Do not necessarily trust the chapter that begins in the second half of January, Second half of February and first half of March as it’s likely to change shape once or twice. A state of flux is very likely and you may want to make allowances for that.

Things straighten out once Mercury is out of shadow in the second half of March and before you know it, Psyche will be reminding you that 2014 is a lasting statement, not a mere year’s worth of effort. What will be the legacy of your personality to your heirs and dynasty? Your line of succession? They may carry your DNA or just your influence.

MARS AND THE NORTH NODE – YOUR IMAGE

Your advertising, packaging, reputation, presentation and appearance are all fair grounds for a lingering fight if you want one. Contrary to what you might read about Libra your sign is hugely sensitive to unfairness, inequality and injustice and you will fight extremely hard if you feel something is wrong. At the same time, nobody needs to deal with heat over a seven-month period and as Mars is staying in Libra, your sign, for an outrageously long time, you may prefer not to engage with who/what is spoiling for trouble. Any simmering tension will disappear on Saturday July 26th when Mars changes signs but you should also be careful near 15th April and 8th October when I don’t believe you will get the full story about yourself. Eclipses are always cover-up jobs and you may prefer to pursue the ‘me’ priorities another time. Most of all, if you have an issue about the way you look or appear, ask yourself which handpicked tactics suit you best. Do not feel you have to hyperventilate and respond in the moment. You just don’t.

JUPITER – REMARKABLE SUCCESS

Jupiter is basically about gardening. If you don’t take the seeds you are given or look after the soil, nothing grows. Remarkable success can still be yours, though, even if you didn’t use what you were given in the second half of 2013. Savvy Libra people are already on the case, in which case your garden will grow some remarkably successful things in June and July. Astonishing achievements in a field quite outside your usual area are possible. So too are awards, flattering new responsibilities, or other prestigious options which not only take your CV higher, they also put you up where you belong online. If you know you blew what you were given in 2013 don’t worry. Once Jupiter is direct from March you will have the same chance back again – or a new one. This time, cultivate it.

SATURN – YOUR MONEY, BUSINESS, PROPERTY

At last. A real turning point is waiting from the end of December 2013 and you will be given a welcome break for around five months, until May 2014. During that time you can exhale and look at the money, house, company, apartment, business, possessions or charity with new eyes. You don’t have to duck and dive so much from January-May. Nor do you constantly have to be peering over your shoulder! Just avoid tricky times for big decisions. Those dates include the partial eclipse on 23rd October (allow 24 hours either side) and the full Mercury Retrograde period, including the shadow, which starts near 28th September and is not complete until 11th November. In general, make allowances for cancellations, delays and reversals in October. Read the fine print. As a whole though 2014 is a damn sight easier than 2013. The breather you get in the first four months of the year allows you to summon up energy to take on the last of this cycle, ending soon.

JUPITER – YOUR GROUP GOALS

You should be very happy with your group goals in 2014 and 2015 and the fun begins on Wednesday 16th July from 11.30am in London and takes you all the way to August 2015. This is the best cycle in 12 years for enormous success with your team, tribe or network. If you are asked to join a group then take it very seriously as the people involved may have incredible contacts, connections, experience, advantages – and crucially a generous and open-handed approach to you. Your social life and social media will expand (up and up go the Twitter figures) by August 2015. You will also gain so much from an old friend who turns out to be worth his/her weight in diamonds and pearls. If you were part of a group project around 12 years ago it could be revived in the second half of 2014 and first half of 2015 and take you higher. This is the Jupiter Return of that particular group.

URANUS AND THE SOUTH NODE – FORMER, CURRENT, POTENTIAL PARTNERS

Firstly, for any big decisions, do try to avoid the eclipses around 15th April (a total lunar eclipse) and 8th October (another total lunar eclipse). You simply will not have the full story as something is being covered up then. April as a whole is an intense month when you must judge the impact of your words and actions very carefully. This also applies to your enemies, rivals or opponents. If you are going to use this person as an excuse to discover your own potential for the wildest and most exhilarating kind of liberation, try not to do it in April. It’s crazy astrological weather! If you are single then the magic phrase is ‘freedom’ and committing yourself to independence and emotional and sexual oxygen rather than a bank advertisement vision of marriage will work far better for you. In your existing relationship you can’t stop change and no matter how much you feel you long for a map and compass, this journey is still worth taking – whatever the destination.

NEPTUNE, SALACIA AND CHIRON – YOUR WORKING LIFE

Flakey Mercury Retrograde conditions in the first half of February, second half of March mean your working life may be in a state of flux. Back everything up and allow for u-turns, delays or x-factors. By April, though, things are in place. You are quite clearly being offered an escape from reality through some aspect of your job, non-profit role or university course. You deserve it too. Just manage it. Keep an eye on your lifestyle as a whole, too, because it would appear that your physical body (the temple) is being used as a kind of theme park, so that you can evade and avoid what the normal, dull, ordinary real world offers you. Think about it. Then limit what you are doing; boundaries matter.


Scorpio: 2014

2014-scorpioPLUTO – YOUR PLANETARY RULER AND YOUR COMMUNICATION H.Q.

The simple business of being heard and read as you wish – as you should be – has become a constant battle for supremacy with them, him, her or the more nebulous ‘it’ (the media or internet perhaps?) and yet things are moving in your favour. Near January 1st, 7th and 11th there is progress and near January 31st there will be a transformation. One of the characteristics of Pluto, your planetary ruler, is that you often find yourself being pushed and pulled in the direction of extreme change against your wishes. If you look twice at what has built up around you, though, you will realise you are actually being given the gift of more power, if you would only use it.

Analyse what you are being shown about the internet, the media, publishing, your language skills, computers and so on, very close to April 21st, 4th July, 22nd July and 28th July at the Venus-Pluto opposition (you are ruled by Pluto of course, so this one is personal).

Near 5th September at the Jupiter-Pluto quincunx you can look back at 2013 and thank your instincts. What you did for around 12 months was basically fake being a Gemini. You cranked up the information flow. You listened intently and read widely. You polished your internet savvy and found new ways to articulate what you felt and thought. At the time it probably seemed as if you were always on the back foot, but in September you will realise just how ahead of the race you always were.

The story about your communication intensifies from 26th October when Mars enters Capricorn and unless you want a fight near 10th November you will be tactical and diplomatic at that time.

Near the 15th December at the Uranus-Pluto square it’s time to do more in two weeks than you have in two months. This transit of your communication sector takes years to complete. Slowly but surely the idea is to utterly change the way you operate so that you finally acquire the nuclear levels of power you are entitled to. The trick with Pluto is to constantly look at the resources and circumstances fate has given you. If you would only use them to their fullest extent you could be the boss of your own words and connections, more than you ever dreamed, before 2008.

PSYCHE – THE PROPERTY OR FAMILY THAT LASTS FOREVER

First things first. You do have epic decisions to make about your house, apartment, family or household this year and the results will resonate in a very special way forever. The year begins with changes and delays, though as Mercury Retrograde urges you to read the fine print and allow for u-turns or protracted and prolonged situations, from around January 23rd to March 17th. From around 16th March though, just as this flakey cycle ends, Psyche also moves to Aquarius and it will become evident that what you achieve will be there long after you have gone. This is a dynasty statement not just ‘having kids’ or ‘having parents.’ Even in terms of the bricks and mortar, or the garden, you could be creating something which endures. I would extend this to your home town and homeland as well, if you prefer to think of your place as a specific country, city or village; what you create will last. Finally  near 4th December there is an urgent call to action. Issues heat up and speed up.

MARS AND THE NORTH NODE – YOUR UNSEEN LIFE, YOUR UNSEEN SELF

This cycle is about the secrets you are deliberately covering up from other people. It is also about the roles you take without acknowledgement, credit or recognition, even though you are basically running the show. Finally it’s about classified and confidential projects that even your partner or best friend will not be able to fully understand. It’s unusual to see Mars in Libra for such a long time, and the North Node is there too, from late February. Then, from 23rd March Ceres moves into Libra so you will be dealing with the most intense questions for the first six months of this year. Be very cautious around the eclipse on 15th April because you won’t be seeing the full story then. Equally, don’t start anything inflammatory near April 23rd as it may be back near 25th June. Conditions near that April 23rd date and also close to 12th July are also volatile, but from July 26th life is less pointedly about rising tension. For your next trick, allow for the situation to change or be held up from around September 14th through November 8th as Mercury is retrograde. If you are involved with ASIO, the CIA, the FBI or MI6 for example (I’m not being facetious; many Scorpio people are) then be extremely careful from mid September through early November as what is ‘written’ may be unwritten and there are major computer or internet issues unless you are prepared, backed up and protected.

JUPITER IN CANCER AND YOUR FOREIGN AGENDA

You were in the right time and place last year in terms of a foreign culture, nationality or country. It worked very well for you, purely because of that phrase ‘cometh the hour, cometh the woman/man.’ That happened to be you, and no matter if you call ‘foreign’ another state or region, or a wholly unfamiliar country, it still works for you this year too – at least until July. You are also in a spectacular cycle for publishing, academia, education, the internet and your personal spiritual or religious quest.  Onwards and upwards, as you will be proven right very close to 24th May. However, be aware that from May 30th through July 16th the story will alter once or twice; do be flexible and read the fine print. Travel, for example, may be very much affected by this flakey cycle. Ultimately by August, though, you should congratulate yourself on what you achieved in 2013-2014. You took a little bit of luck, Scorpio, and stretched it very far indeed.

SATURN – YOU, YOU, YOU

There are certain boring and basic realities about matters of image, appearance, branding and reputation which you could not have avoided in 2013 but now the worst of this Saturn in Scorpio cycle is over. What happens near 24th May is a turning point. From 26th July things move a lot faster but as you are the issue – try to slow down and cool down or you may hit a conflict situation very close to 25th August. Here are some more tricks and tips to get you through the second half of this very demanding Saturn cycle. Watch your timing with ‘solid’ agreements,  when Mercury will be retrograde from around 28th September to November 10th. Just before this, around 23rd October at the eclipse, you may also want to reserve judgement on the ‘me’ issues as you’re not seeing the total picture. Around 10th November, as Mercury is out of shadow – then around 13th November there’s a real moment of truth. From this point, you gather everything you were forced to learn the hard way about your advertising, persona, profile and appearance over a two-year period and pull it into shape. Apart from a brief stint in 2015 this cycle is over. It will be a great deal easier to be yourself and live in your own skin from Christmas.

JUPITER – MASSIVE AND STUNNING SUCCESS ALERT

Never was a year so divided between the old CV and the new CV. Want to be a front-runner as the next President of the U.S.A.? What about taking on the Prime Minister’s job in your country? Or – how about ditching any problems with your current position and accepting a superior role? What begins from around 16th July and takes you all the way to August 2015 is of lasting benefit in terms of your achievement and ambition. Dates for your diary include the days around 22nd and 24th July when you must say a loud ‘Yes!’ and from 31st July when the internet, post or phone is your very best friend.  Around 2nd August there’s a major green light and you accelerate near the 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 18th. Very close to 25th September, Jupiter trines Uranus and you can call this a peak moment. It’s not just about making it – whatever that means to you – it is about being utterly liberated on a day-to-day level and glorying in the professional, academic or charity revolution that you made happen, in your own way, in your own time, and by your own merit.

URANUS AND THE SOUTH NODE – YOUR JOB AND YOUR BODY

Your job may be standard, voluntary, based at home or the ‘job’ of being a full-time student. Your body explains itself. By this stage of your life you are far more aware of the connection between the body and the spirit and how they cannot be separated. You do not exist from the neck down, it’s a whole-self thing! Uranus in Aries continues to confront and challenge you this year, but in a way that exhilarates and excites you, even as you feel the ground rumbling beneath your feet. Despite the confronting nature of this cycle, you have also had the most electrifying and galvanising breakthroughs. There are more to come.

Diary dates to watch in this path towards the freedom trail can help you avoid too much instability. Around 14th and 15th April we have a total lunar eclipse in Aries and also a Mercury-Uranus conjunction. Take your time and then, take more time again, near 23rd April. Nevertheless, you will be vindicated in your quest to be free (and to live an utterly authentic life) when Uranus in Aries trines Jupiter in Leo on Thursday 25th September at 7.18pm London time. In the second half of September you realise the great truth that success is actually the space to be yourself, do your own thing and live your own life. At this point you may be swept up in a greater agenda for progress and revolution affecting your chosen field, business, industry or profession.

THE NEXT GENERATION – THE BIG ESCAPE ROUTE

From February 1st to March 21st the next generation (children, godchildren or young relatives, for example – or a child who may be born or adopted at some point) becomes a bigger deal than usual. You had such a high level of non-reality with this generation in 2013,  you need to be aware of a story that will also spin backwards and forwards in February and March so make allowances for that. For some Scorpios, these next-gen questions have manifested through a job or volunteer role that involves those born 20 years or more after you. However you are affected, start the year right by allowing for a state of flux. Please be particularly careful about launching into anything new near 23rd February yet from March 26th and 28th the situation becomes much easier to deal with

The trick with the escape route being offered to you by this generation is to contain and control it.  Thus, be watchful near 19th August at the Mercury-Neptune opposition and again near 29th August at the Sun-Neptune opposition. Neptune usually brings a holiday from reality, which is great, but unless you want to end up feeling all at sea, drifting further and further out, do all you can this year to anchor yourself and ground the situation. It may be your son or daughter. It may be a children’s charity. It may be a very young intern. Keep it real.

PROTECT YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE AT CHRISTMAS 2014

In 2015-2017 you will have more work to do than usual in terms of everything you own, earn or owe. You can make it less challenging by managing your November and December commitments and decisions very carefully. This gives you a huge advantage! Look at what is happening, especially in terms of the likely future financial or economic scenarios on a large scale, around November 28th when the serious discussions, questions or paperwork will start to roll. Turn your radar on sharply in the days around December 8th too. Look at the paperwork and the amounts of money involved. Think about the next three years. Ask professionals. Read the financial news with a microscope. Astrology is a very useful tool for reducing obstacles in size before you even hit them. November and December is your prep time. You may also want to come back to this website in May and June to look for more specific details about the house, money, business, charity or apartment (or precious possessions) as they come up.


Sagittarius: 2014

2014-sagittariusPLUTO – YOUR MONEY, HOUSE, APARTMENT, BUSINESS, CHARITY, POSSESSIONS

You have life before 2008 and life after 2008, Sagittarius, but it is amazing how many years it has taken you to accept that you now, officially, inhabit a different world. It’s also a world that became hugely unbalanced in 2013. Unless you own your own power and use sheer self-control to become the boss of your money, house, apartment, charity, business or possessions – others are only too happy to throw their weight around and keep you very small indeed.  Now you can turn the tables on the person, organisation or situation which took over last year. Pluto may also have manifested as a financial trend which you felt overpowered by. Yet progress is very near, now.  Close to January 1st, 7th and 11th you roll all the way to January 31st when everything transforms. You were so right to spend last year holding on tightly to what you valued, selling off what didn’t matter, or making a profit. You were so right to be the capitalist, communist, socialist, shopaholic or (insert label here) other category of your choice. Vindication time!

You’ll see why this is so true near April 21st, 4th July, 22nd July,  28th July,  5th September in particular. Then again  from 26th October when Mars enters Capricorn and finally near 15th December at the Uranus-Pluto square. Basically your strength lies in being a Taurus this year. What is a Taurus? Her Majesty the Queen, being richer than any woman in England, but still excited by a tiny horse racing bet. Here is another Taurus; Joanna Lumley who gives her time for nothing to causes she values most. I mention these two venerable ladies because they also have that Taurean quality of sticking, not bending. If you fake this in 2014, Sagittarius, you’ll move on up, more than you ever thought possible. Read more about the money further on, in the section on Jupiter in Cancer.

PSYCHE – YOUR INTERNET LIFE AND WRITTEN PROJECTS

The story you write, sing or speak is written forever this year and will outlast you. What Oscar Wilde wrote endures. What Mama Cass sang also endures. It’s all about being heard and read and this is a very special year as Psyche hovers in Aquarius.

Psyche is represented by the butterfly, which the Romans took to be a symbol of the eternal soul. The butterfly gets off to a shaky start, though, as you will delays or changes with the project or plan (possibly the fault of a computer) from January 23rd, past Saint Valentine’s Day, through to March 17th. The Sun-Mercury conjunction very close to February 14th is particularly wobbly so be aware of that. Have Plan B and back up. Yet even as the year ends with the Mars ingress into Aquarius near 4th December there is a sense that what you have crafted on the computer, behind a microphone, or face-to-face is something that will outlive you.

MARS AND THE NORTH NODE – GROUP PSYCHOLOGY, FRIENDSHIP STRATEGIES

Strategise, strategise. From around 23rd March Ceres moves into Libra so you will be dealing with lots of issues this year about who has the power and who does not have the power. This is all temporary stuff but it could eat up your time if you buy into it. The  lunar eclipse on 15th April is a lousy time for a big judgement call about the group, or your friend, and also avoid leaping into action near April 23rd as an inflammatory issue may return near 25th June. Be equally aware of the neat for less heat and speed around 12th July at the Mars-Ceres conjunction. Fortunately Mars moves out of Libra by July 26th. For your next piece of astrological wizardry, allow for the story to be held up or changed with your friend, or this group, from September 14th through November 8th as Mercury is retrograde. I would describe this year, especially on social media, as hopping from one rock to the next. This also applies to any formal society, team, association, charity, political party and so on.

JUPITER – THE BENEFITS OF ABUNDANT FLOW

Cash or cash in kind? It’s all useful. You stand to gain from March in particular as Jupiter turns direct, and you should have reached a milestone near 24th May. However, be aware that from May 30th through July 16th the story will alter once or twice. It still looks good, of course, and by July you will be glad you persisted – yet read the fine print or allow for the numbers to alter before your very eyes. Basically this is a power-building year for you in terms of your house, apartment, money, charity, possessions or business interests. Simple luck – being the right person in the right place at the right time – helps you enormously by July. It is also the moment to fully understand how much power and control you could hold in both hands if only you were to change old, irrelevant habits.

SATURN – YOUR HIDDEN SELF, YOUR SECRET WORLD

You will be pleased to hear the hardest part of the Saturn cycle affecting your hidden self, secret world, confidential project, classified plan or behind-the-scenes role is over.  What happens around 24th May is a turning point. From 26th July though there could easily be an escalating conflict over the in-the-shadows stuff, near 25th August unless you actively avoid it. Watch your timing with ‘solid’ agreements, paperwork, documents and so on from around 28th September to November 10th too. And if you’re still following this diary trail of fancy footwork, please remember what happens near 23rd October at the eclipse suggests you’re not being shown the full story at all with what you have covered up from other people, or deliberately kept behind the scenes. However, after all this, around 13th November there’s a real moment of truth and you should welcome it. It will be several decades before will you have the burden you had to shoulder in 2013. Time to move on.

JUPITER – TRAVEL, PUBLISH, TEACH, STUDY, WRITE, EXPLORE, BELIEVE

You are about to come into your own Sagittarius and do what you were put on the planet to achieve. What part of the map? Which medium do you prefer, the internet or paperbacks? Would you rather teach, guide and mentor other people, or enrol in something that fascinates you? What about your beliefs, in astrology as well as other philosophies of life? Jupiter has not been in Leo for 12 years and it’s time to ride the rocket from 16th July which takes you all the way to August 2015. Dates for your diary include the days around 22nd and 24th July when life goes boom, in the nicest possible way – and from 31st July when you realise this could last until next year, in terms of ongoing good effects. Around 2nd August there’s a major green light and you accelerate near the 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 18th. Very close to 25th September, Jupiter trines Uranus too. Jupiter is your ruler so this is a very big deal. You have seldom been quite as intensely Sagittarian as you are at this point and it’s been an awfully long time coming.

URANUS AND THE SOUTH NODE – YOUTH, CHILDREN AND THE YOUNG

This is still the most exciting thing of all. Your very particular relationship with the next generation, no matter if these are your children, or all the world’s children. We might include teenagers or twentysomethings in that category, depending on your age. What excites you also challenges you, though, and you have spent a couple of years feeling as if you were teetering on the edge of something you simply had to have faith in as you have been operating without guarantees or even a life compass!

Diary dates to watch are around 14th and 15th April when we have a total lunar eclipse in Aries and also a Mercury-Uranus conjunction. Take your time and be very aware of what you are setting up with the next generation, and likewise, do this around 23rd April. Ultimately Uranus in Aries does you big  favours as it trines Jupiter in Leo on Thursday 25th September at 7.18pm London time. This is part of a process of several years’ duration when it is through your children, or all the world’s children, that you discover what it means to be on the cutting edge of a revolution which is meant to be. Sometimes this can apply to a relationship that ushers in stepchildren or babies too. Is is through youth, and the young, that you have already broken with the past and with conventional, traditional ideas and views. More breaks this year are important, yet watch the dates mentioned here to avoid the more rupturing effects.

THE DREAM INSIDE THE DREAM – YOUR PEOPLE AND PLACE

From February 1st to March 21st the dream within the dream, tied to your apartment, house, home town, homeland, family or household, steps up in importance. It will also involve delays and changes so please read the fine print and accommodate wavering ‘commitments’ or decidedly un-final final conclusions. Please be particularly careful about launching into anything new near 23rd February as this could befuddle you. Nancy Mitford wrote about chub-fuddling, when fish can be thoroughly befuddled to bring them out of the water. Separate yourself from the fish by watching all these dates like a hawk! From March 26th and 28th the situation becomes much easier to deal with. Nobody would deny you this big escape from the real world. Thank heavens for the glittering oasis that is the home town, the national pride ,the flat, the house, the flatmate, the family or whatever else is giving you that major ‘out’ at the moment. Just watch fuzzy boundaries near April 12th. Remember, too, to get it right from February-April with this and August will be so much easier. Still, be watchful near 19th August at the Mercury-Neptune opposition and again near 29th August at the Sun-Neptune opposition. I can’t think of too many astrologers who would tell you to move or renovate around those dates either. Neptune could so easily leave you all at sea.

PROTECT YOUR IMAGE FOR THE FUTURE

Protect the future in terms of your image – name, face, shape, style, brand, profile – in November and December 2014 as what you do and say then, sets up a situation for the next three years that may extract a heavy toll on your time or energy. Best tip? Keep the stakes low. Next best tip? Be super-conscious of  what you are creating in your life near November 28th and don’t just stumble into judgement calls or big decisions near December 8th as from 23rd December Saturn will not let this go. I would include cosmetic surgery, baldness measures, weight loss or gain in this category as Saturn is moving into your First House. This house of your chart is also about your name and reputation. The art of astrology is to pre-empt the future and neatly avoid what your older, wiser self would tell you to skip. So be hip to this in the final two months of the year and take the steps you need to take.


Capricorn: 2014

2014-capricornPLUTO – BECOMING THE BOSS OF YOURSELF

I am sure that before 2008 you didn’t take your image or reputation all that seriously but since the Pluto in Capricorn cycle you have learned that being attractive is powerful, and that not being attractive is also powerful too. So much for living life beyond a superficial level! Then, in the age of Twitter, Google, YouTube and Gawker, there are also issues about your advertising. It is beyond belief how seriously this labelling affects the rest of your life, but if you have learned anything about 2013, it is that you must be the boss of yourself. Give particular people, companies, organisations or trends an inch and they will take several miles.

Now there is reassuring news. Close to January 1st, 7th and 11th three useful new chapters start developing. Close to January 31st there will be a total transformation. New deal, new year, new person, new you. For the rest of the year it is very important to remember that the battle is always half won by sheer advertising, front, image-building and bells and whistles. That’s how the Romans did it. You need to fly the right flag.

Because you are discovering how to become empowered through all these ‘me’ issues you will have more to think about near these dates – April 21st and 4th July then later, close to 22nd July and 28th July it’s all impossible to ignore. There is another major discovery near 5th September at the Jupiter-Pluto quincunx and near 15th December at the Uranus-Pluto square. You know it’s all so much fluff on the computer screen of your life but you must consistently take ‘me’ matters seriously because other people certainly do.

PSYCHE AND JUPITER – MONEY AND PROPERTY

You will  gain from the money, house, apartment, business or precious possessions in the second half of this year and first half of 2015. Do avoid or manage the delays and changes that Mercury Retrograde brings, though, from January 23rd, through to March 17th. The issue may be the computer, but don’t be caught by the Sun-Mercury conjunction very close to February 14th as this is also the day of a Full Moon and you must read the fine print, get it in writing or have Plan B.

Fortunately life is more manageable from around 16th March  when Mercury behaves himself and Psyche moves in, to stay. She symbolises what lasts for all time. At the end of the year, near 4th December there is an urgent call to action, which puts a seal on the deal. This isn’t just another fleeting story about money, property, charity, business or your precious possessions. This is going to endure. It endures partly because of the abundant new offers, deals, exchanges or savings which roll from 16th July and take you all the way to August 2015. This is the best cycle in 12 years for problem solving and also sheer financial or material world asset building. Around 22nd and 24th July it all starts to gather speed, then from 31st July to August 18th you are flying. Make even more of what happens around 25th September at the Jupiter-Uranus trine. For many, many Capricorn people this is about the sale or purchase of a house, land plot, apartment or residential boat – or perhaps a lease or exchange. You can’t buy freedom and you’ll have it. However you make your choices, this is an abundant year.

MARS AND THE NORTH NODE – YOUR AMBITION AND POSITION

From around 23rd March and particularly near the eclipse on 15th April and the planetary clashes of April 23rd give yourself more time and space. Tolerance and patience will also help enormously no matter if the issue is your boss, lecturer, employee, classmates, colleagues or clients, as the best advice for the heat rising near 25th June is not to go there in the first place. Be stratetic, too, near 12th July at the Mars-Ceres conjunction.

The potential for conflict goes after July 26th. After this be wary of major paperwork or discussions from September 14th through November 8th as Mercury is retrograde. Read the fine print, have Plan B and back up your life on a USB stick. Don’t trust what you hear or read as being necessarily final. I can never believe the critics of astrology who ignore the Mercury Retrograde cycle. What is written becomes unwritten, erased or redrafted on this cycle and as this is your career, non-profit role or course you need to use your advantage (it’s secret knowledge) and be suitably aware of the issues.

JUPITER – YOUR FORMER, CURRENT, POTENTIAL PARTNER AND ENEMIES

The person who was against you last year did you a huge favour, the idiot! The gains continue near 24th May and by that stage of your year you should be very pleased that you were trusting your horoscope, as this is a clear case of a weak opponent or a rather useful battle which draws you tremendous support and renewed popularity. If you’re one of the Capricorns who worked very, very hard to avoid a battle, you have put your entire self into a former, current or potential partner instead. Whatever the nature of this partnership (work or love) it’s going to be a high-functioning part of your life until July. Just watch Mercury, though – the story will change once or twice from May 30th through July 16th so take delays or u-turns into account.

SATURN – YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR GROUP

In all cases the friendship or group has been very, very heavy going. You know that. However, Saturn is on the move. You will be pleased to hear the worst is over and you can wave goodbye to 2013 which seldom let you off the hook.

What happens around 24th May is a turning point. From 26th July things move a lot faster with this friend or group, so don’t be pushed or rushed into a potential conflict near 25th August. There are some more timing alerts too as Mercury will be retrograde from around 28th September to approximately November 10th so the story isn’t fixed or final. Then very close to 23rd October at the eclipse take stock again; you’re not seeing the full story. Finally, from around 10th November, as Mercury is out of shadow, it’s time to talk or even get things in writing. I think you can sign off from the story as Christmas gets closer. There may be one more creaking obstacle to jump in 2015 but effectively the cycle is over. Apart from anything else what you wrestled with or endured in the name of friendship or ‘the team’ in 2013 is history. The hardest part is over, Capricorn.

URANUS AND THE SOUTH NODE – YOUR SENSE OF BELONGING

You have completely altered the way you define ‘my place’ and ‘my people’ in the last three years and you are breaking new ground every time you break with your own past. Good thing too – it can be exhilarating when you create a new world of possibility, no matter if it is the way a family works, or the interior of the bathroom. Around 14th and 15th April we have a total lunar eclipse in Aries and also a Mercury-Uranus conjunction. You may prefer to choose another time for your big move when the headwind is in your favour so please do use astrology to your advantage – April is stormy and wild. The period around 23rd April when your path towards independence is more confronting, also needs conscious handling. Similarly around 25th June when you could be moving too fast, or perhaps too left-field, for those around you, step back and look at what you are doing and saying.  In general, though, you are on the right path. You are discovering how to be free, through a radical new interpretation of what a house, apartment, home town or home country should be. Through a revolutionary new approach to the concept of family or household life. Enjoy what unfolds so easily and quickly near Thursday 25th September at the Uranus-Jupiter trine. You Did It Your Way, to quote Mr Sid Vicious.

WORDS, IMAGES, LANGUAGE, BOOKS, COMPUTERS, ESCAPE ROUTES

Start the year right. What you do to be heard or read is still your great escape, but you could hit snags early on. From February 1st to 13th you will be presented with advertisements, e-mails, news, paperwork or key discussions yet you can also expect flux and befuddlment until March 21st. The period around 23rd is particularly flakey because someone or something is quite frankly, all over the place. Once Mercury is well out of shadow, though, around March 26th and 28th you can make your moves.

It will be a two-way street for you near April 12th which helps. Do keep it all real, though, especially with the media, the internet, your phone, the computer, your books and so on – even a language can become an escape route now but you must confine and control what is going on. Very close to 19th August at the Mercury-Neptune opposition and again near 29th August at the Sun-Neptune opposition you could find your escape is challenged, so keep the stakes low as early as March this year.

PROTECT THE FUTURE TODAY – YOUR SECRET LIFE AND HIDDEN WORLD

You are up for a demanding new cycle in 2015-2017 with your secret life, hidden world, confidential project, classified plan, invisible role and private mysteries. Get ahead and deliberately craft what you are creating in November and December when all the non-astrologers will be stumbling in – but you will be uber savvy about outcomes. Keep an eye on what is building near November 28th as from 23rd December anything that is in place, will create work for you for the next three years. Be particularly hip to your own clandestine activities. Even what you do that is barely conscious could be a heavy, heavy burden later on. If you are deliberately deceiving others on any level this is the time to jump on it and be a total realist about what might come to pass within three years. Saturn is a heavy planet. He rules you. That is why this is a fairly heavy part of your horoscope but I would rather you were forewarned. Even if you’re writing a book under a pseudonym, working for MI6 or hiring a private detective – all kosher parts of life – just be as cynical and wary as possible about what you might be summoning into your life.


Aquarius: 2014

2014-aquariusPLUTO – TAKE BACK CONTROL OF WHAT OTHERS DON’T SEE

This is about your invisible role behind the scenes where others get the credit. It is about your very dark secret which you cover up from other people. It is also about your confidential project which others have no idea about! Near January 1st, 7th and 11th there is progress and near January 31st there will be a transformation. Forget feeling pressured or pushed, as you did last year.  If you look twice at what has built up around you, though, you will realise you are actually being given the gift of more power, if you would only use it. Own the controls. You can now.

This is worth remembering near April 21st, 4th July, 22nd July and 28th July at the Venus-Pluto opposition and near 5th September at the Jupiter-Pluto quincunx too. The issue becomes even more heated from 26th October when Mars enters Capricorn and unless you want a fight near 10th November you will be tactical.

Near the 15th December at the Uranus-Pluto square it’s time to remind yourself that if you want to be potent, influential and effective (rather than pulled this way and that, by circumstances) you must use what you’ve been given. If you want to know the secret, it’s faking life as a Pisces. Lots of Aquarians have Pisces planets of course, which makes it easier (you can check at astro.com if you don’t know). Pisceans are elusive, slippery, mysterious and invisible. They inhabit a world below the surface which nobody else properly understands or even sees. This is where your power lies in 2014.

PSYCHE – YOUR NAME OR FACE LIVES FOREVER

First things first. You do have epic decisions to make about your name, reputation, face, style, shape or brand this year and the results will resonate in a very special way forever. The year begins with changes and delays, though as Mercury Retrograde urges you to read the fine print and allow for u-turns or protracted and prolonged situations, from around January 23rd to March 17th. From around 16th March though, just as this flakey cycle ends, Psyche also moves to Aquarius and you contribute to an Eternal Flame, to quote The Bangles. The flame is you, or at least your advertising or image.  You will be immortalised in photographs, a portrait, your own words, the media, online or in print this year and it will out-live you. Psyche is a powerful asteroid and she does not often visit Aquarius.

MARS AND THE NORTH NODE – YOUR INTERNET AGENDA

This cycle is about the internet because it is the key to your travel and foreign interests. It is the pathway to academia or education. It is where the books are. It is also where the spirituality and religion rests these days and it’s also where the astrology is too. You can expect a high octane six months through to July.  It’s unusual to see Mars in Libra for such a long time, and the North Node is there too, from late February. Then, from 23rd March Ceres moves into Libra so you will be dealing with the most intense questions; be very cautious around the eclipse on 15th April because you won’t be seeing the full story then. Equally, don’t start anything inflammatory near April 23rd as it may be back near 25th June. Conditions near that April 23rd date and also close to 12th July are also volatile, but from July 26th life is less pointedly about rising tension. Finally allow the situation to change or be held up from around September 14th through November 8th as Mercury is retrograde. If you are travelling  then read the fine print on the ticket. I would describe this year as fancy footwork for Aquarians who travel, write, publish, teach, study or pursue their beliefs to the exclusion of other priorities. You have the dates though; you’re well ahead.

JUPITER IN CANCER AND YOUR DAILY LIFE

Jupiter in Cancer helps your daily life move forward in terms of your workload and housework, through to July – despite the bigger career, university or charity issues, you have tremendous luck on your side just in terms of how life is on a day-to-day basis. Do be  aware that from May 30th through July 16th the story will alter once or twice; do be flexible and read the fine print. This also applies to your body as well as your chosen role in life. This cycle protects and helps you enormously in work terms (your service and duty to other people) but also in terms of your physical functioning. All of which makes your heavy Saturn cycle (more on that below) so much easier to deal with.

SATURN – YOUR MISSION

There are certain basic realities about your chosen industry, special subject, field or business which you simply could not have avoided in 2013 but now the most intractable part of this Saturn in Scorpio cycle is over. What happens near 24th May is a turning point. From 26th July things move a lot faster but as your C.V. is the issue – try to slow down and cool down or you may hit a conflict situation very close to 25th August. Here are some more tricks and tips to get you through the second half of this very demanding Saturn cycle. Watch your timing with ‘solid’ paperwork, news or handshake agreements when Mercury will be retrograde from around 28th September to November 10th. Just before this, around 23rd October at the eclipse, you may also want to reserve judgement on the industry, work or business issues as you’re not seeing the total picture. Around 10th November, as Mercury is out of shadow – then around 13th November there’s a real moment of truth. This cycle is hard going. It was very tough in 2013 and I’m sure you are resigned to some of the realities about 2014 already. What I can cheer you up with, though, is the news that from Christmas 2014 you are going to be looking at your ambition, mission and position with different eyes. The elephant is off your back.

JUPITER –FORMER, CURRENT OR POTENTIAL PARTNERS

Never was a year so divided between the old style of relating to this man or woman (mentioned above) and the new way. What begins from around 16th July and takes you all the way to August 2015 is of lasting benefit and you should be extremely happy around 22nd and 24th July when you must say a loud ‘Yes!’ no matter if you want to get married, move in together, have children – or just pursue the world’s most timely separation. At this point if you are single and don’t want to be, you should have at least one really intriguing person to date. Then as Jupiter moves on, around 2nd August there’s a major green light and you accelerate near the 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 18th. Very close to 25th September, Jupiter trines Uranus your planetary ruler.

I would suggest channelling this cycle through love and sex, as Jupiter is a very traditional archetype in the chart. If you are far more interested in a professional duet, though, by all means spend July and August pursuing this double-act.

Difficult or problematic marriages and relationships which should have ended or been fixed years ago will be helped enormously by what comes to pass in the middle of 2014 and especially at the end of September. If you two are happy you could easily welcome a pregnancy, new home, shared business or world trip after the door opens in mid 2014.

This is the only cycle in astrology when having an enemy, opponent or rival is good news. This misguided individual can only help you move onto better and bigger things. Shame.

URANUS AND THE SOUTH NODE – YOUR INTERNET LIFE

Uranus in Aries continues to confront and challenge you this year, but in a way that exhilarates and excites you online, even as you feel the earth move. Diary dates to watch in this digital path towards the freedom trail can help you avoid too much instability. Around 14th and 15th April we have a total lunar eclipse in Aries and also a Mercury-Uranus conjunction. Take your time and then, take more time again, near 23rd April. Nevertheless, you will be vindicated in your quest to be free (and to live an utterly authentic life on the internet) when Uranus in Aries trines Jupiter in Leo on Thursday 25th September at 7.18pm London time. What has been happening in the last two years has separated you from traditional or conservative people, but you know you are right. You simply could not stick to the old way of writing, speaking, signing or using images to communicate. This is a confronting, challenging, exciting, rewarding year.

THE MONEY, HOUSE, BUSINESS, CHARITY OR APARTMENT

What you own or earn is your escape from reality and if you haven’t woken up to that, throw a bucket of cold water over yourself immediately. This is not real. It is supposed to be a temporary holiday from reality, not a substitute for what is actually regular and normal life! This applies to credit cards and also ‘rivers of gold’ in whatever form they take. It also applies to possessions you were lent (they are not yours) or some other bubble protecting you from the cash, property, charity or business reality that ordinary people who are not Aquarian must live with now!

From February 1st to March 21st this story becomes a bigger deal than usual. You had such a high level of non-reality with it all in 2013,  you need to be aware of a story that will also spin backwards and forwards in February and March so make allowances for that. Please be particularly careful about launching into anything new near 23rd February yet from March 26th and 28th the situation becomes much easier to deal with. In the meantime read the fine print and allow for changes and delays.

The trick with the escape route  is to contain and control it.  Thus, be watchful near 19th August at the Mercury-Neptune opposition and again near 29th August at the Sun-Neptune opposition. If you’ve been sensible about this then you will not be too troubled by the big reality check then. Astrology can be very useful as an early warning device. So right from January 1st be aware that this is not Wonderland and you are not Alice. This is not Glastonbury and you are not Blur. This is not a Salvador Dali painting or a deep-sea dive. It’s just a lovely little escape hatch and you need to monitor the time it’s open.

PROTECT YOUR FRIENDSHIPS AND GROUP COMMITMENTS FOR 2015

In 2015-2017 you will have more work to do than usual in terms of your friend or the group and it may become rather heavy and onerous. You can make it less challenging by managing your November and December commitments and decisions very carefully. This gives you a huge advantage! Look at what is happening, around November 28th and December 8th too. Think about the next three years. November and December is your prep time. This is particularly important if you are signing on the dotted line with a charity, committee, association, rock band, cricket team and so on. What are you actually agreeing to and what can you glean from others who have been there before you? Even a friendship will come with a price tag next year so be fully aware of what you take on.

 


Pisces: 2014

2014-piscesPLUTO – TAKING BACK YOUR POWER IN THE GROUP

Empowerment is a long hard journey sometimes and the cost of giving away your power to someone in the group (or a friend) in 2013 was considerable. As you know so well,  you can’t just bank on having the controls back! Near January 1st, 7th and 11th three useful new chapters start developing then close to January 31st there will be a total transformation in the way the friendship or group operates. Essentially you are finding out what it feels like to have the gift of group psychology, or friendship within a network. You are well-known for having zero boundaries, but this is entirely new; it is now absolutely necessary to keep the tribe light, bright and well-aerated. This also applies to your friend. You have to keep this oxygen-rich. The reason some group project work better than others is down to high tolerance, lots of space and the tacit avoidance of messy emotional, sexual or psychological situations. In a way, 2014 is about disconnecting in order to connect.

All year long the issue for you is the cost of empowerment, because it’s not free by any means. It will come up again near April 21st and close to 4th July at the Sun-Pluto opposition – then  about three weeks later at the 22nd July Mercury-Pluto clash and finally near 28th July at the Venus-Pluto opposition.

At 5th September near the Jupiter-Pluto quincunx you can see just how much you have to gain by co-creating a different world with this friend or group. After 26th October when Mars enters Capricorn it would be so easy to race into some kind of stand-off near 10th November – but unless the stakes are worth it – you may prefer to have peace of mind instead. Near 15th December at the Uranus-Pluto square it’s time to confront the same issues from January.

Why is it so intense with the group or the friend? Because you need to realise how much nuclear-level power is available to you. Every time there is another shift in the arrangement or agreement, no matter if it’s unspoken or down on paper, you are given another chance to become a more effective and potent human being.

PSYCHE – WHAT YOU COVER UP, HIDE OR DO BEHIND THE SCENES

Psyche spends most of this year in Aquarius, having a huge impact on an uncredited and invisible role behind the scenes where you are not the face or name, but still pull the strings. Some Pisceans are on a darker path and you may be covering up a very big secret. Psyche was put through all manner of tests and trials in Roman mythology but in the end, she was granted immortality. This will last forever. The year begins in a fairly wobbly way despite this; Mercury Retrograde from January 23rd to March 17th is the only excuse you need to read the fine print, have Plan B and make allowances for delays or changes. Please note: the Sun-Mercury conjunction very close to February 14th is also the day of a Full Moon and it is not the full, final and finished story. From around 16th March Psyche moves in, so it all becomes epic and poetic on some level – then, near 4th December the agenda speeds up again. Psyche is an asteroid. She is the daughter-in-law of Venus and she describes the process of immortality. That’s why this secret, invisible role or confidential project is so crucial. It will last.

MARS, URANUS AND THE NODES – MONEY, PROPERTY, BUSINESS, CHARITY

I am sure the issue with the money, house, flat, business, possessions or charity that affects you from late February makes you think ‘Been there, done that’ so at least you are familiar with it. There is a risk of tension or even conflict, though, in the first six months of this year. Have a strategy and extend it for some months, as from around 23rd March Ceres moves into Libra so it’s all about who owns what – and who is owed what. There will have to be a carve-up and compromise by July, so keep the stakes low and skip the periods around 15th April and 23rd April and again near 25th June for big judgement calls. You could also slow down and cool down near 12th July at the Mars-Ceres conjunction which would make your life so much easier!

The heat or urgency disappears after July 26th. Soon after this it looks like it’s time for The Talk. Mercury is retrograde from September 14th through November 8th though so please allow for this story to change, perhaps once or twice. You may even prefer to sign off on big decisions in August or December. A Mercury Retrograde cycle, on top of a cycle where Uranus is in your zone of finance, property, business and charity requires some consideration. Read the fine print, have Plan B and stay very, very tuned.

Help yourself, too, by avoiding moves which are too radical and confronting  near 14th and 15th April and again around 23rd April.  Be careful about pushing too fast, too hard and too far near 25th June in addition.  Close to 25th September the whole year makes sense at last, yet in your pursuit of independence and freedom with the money, house, flat, business, possessions or charity – remember that revolution involves rejection. This rejection or distancing is part of the deal with Uranus in Aries yet it’s the way you treat people and are treated, that matters. Most of all, remember that freedom, space, oxygen and independence are priceless commodities not available on Wall Street.

JUPITER – THE BENEFITS OF THE NEXT GENERATION

What you experience near 24th May is a vindication of your faith with one particular son, daughter, godchild or young relative – or with a project involving the young – or a relationship which always promised to usher children in. However, you may prefer to skip changes and delays ahead by avoiding signatures or discussions from May 30th through July 16th . At the very least accept that the story may change once or twice in that time-frame. What you can do in the first six months of 2014 is substantial, though. You were dropped into a very new, very different situation last year which required you to operate like a Leo. That means a leading role with the next generation; your heirs or dynasty, no matter if they are yours or not. The more you fulfil this role as guide, mentor and inspiration to a younger generation the more you will gain by July.

SATURN – YOUR WEB AGENDA

The web connects you to the foreign countries, cultures and nationalities which matter so much. To the digital or traditional publishing projects. To particular religions and belief systems like astrology. To academia and education in all its forms. What happens around 24th May is a turning point after a very tough year (2013) when Saturn sent you one obstacle after another to deal with. From 26th July things move a lot faster so be careful with your levels of tolerance and patience to avoid a set-to near 25th August. You also need to watch your timing with ‘solid’ agreements, paperwork, documents and so on – Mercury will be retrograde from around 28th September to November 10th. What happens near 23rd October at the eclipse confirms you are not seeing the whole picture. Fortunately things come together very quickly and clearly, almost at the end of this cycle, around 13th November. What your horoscope suggests is that 2014 is already going to be a lot easier than 2013, and by Christmas you will be able to write ,teach, use the internet, study, travel or deal with foreign cultures in a far easier, simpler way.

JUPITER – YOUR BRILLIANT NEW LIFESTYLE

Your brilliant new lifestyle incorporating a much better way to work and look after your body, begins soon after 16th July and takes you all the way to August 2015, so you have one very big year to fulfil your potential and around 22nd and 24th July you will  see what is possible –  and from 31st July the options seem golden. This may be about the work you do on a daily basis or the relationship you have with your body but any issues will be resolved so easily it’s almost as if you didn’t have to try, Pisces. Jupiter in your Sixth House is not a common occurrence in your chart so make the most of it. Around 2nd August there’s a major green light and you will then accelerate near the 8th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 18th. If you have gone full tilt from July, then around 25th September there will be a total vindication of your efforts. You are being asked to redefine what work can be, or should be. Service and duty do not have to mean a bore or a chore; they can be sublime. It is also time to understand how your physical state defines who you are and what you do. You have so much to gain from pursuing this.

YOU ARE THE ESCAPE

You want this ‘me’ trip you are on at the moment to remain as a sanctuary or alternative, rather than become a source of confusion. From February 1st to 13th you will be presented with news, paperwork or key discussions about the ‘me’ priorities, yet you also know your horoscope now, and Mercury is appearing to move backwards –  so you’ll allow for changes or delays all the way to March 21st. Please be particularly careful about launching into anything new near 23rd February as this could become awfully muddled or unclear. You can confuse others and also be confused on a Neptune transit through Pisces and the issue is your image, reputation, name, shape, face, style and persona.

Continue to be savvy about all this near 19th August at the Mercury-Neptune opposition and again near 29th August at the Sun-Neptune opposition. You are ruled by Neptune so try to keep it real at this stage. Again, this is about the ‘me’ issues which surround you.

PROTECTING YOUR AMBITIONS AND POSITION IN 2015-2017

You are up for a challenging career, academic or non-profit cycle in 2015-2017 so be fully aware of the long-term impact of what you decide near November 28th and December 8th as when Saturn changes signs from 23rd December some outcomes of your decisions then may be with you for a long time unless you are wise.

A good example would be resigning, accepting a new job or committing to a new university course or non-profit role – without reading the fine print or asking people who have the inside story. November and December set up your professional, academic, business or charity life in 2015, 2016 and part of 2017 so you need to be a total realist about who and what you are letting yourself in for.

Saturn brings an obstacle course anyway. You can choose from small pebbles or huge immovable rocks, though, and that is what November and December are all about. Protect the future by planning the present. That is also what astrology is all about!

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Aries: 2013

ARIES AND ARIES ASCENDANT

If your Sun Sign is Aries and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here.

Once you’ve found your Ascendant Sign, look up that horoscope too. This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you.

If you’d rather just read your Aries Sun Sign horoscope, that’s fine too. And here it is.

 

MEDIA, INTERNET, PUBLISHING, EDUCATION IN 2013

Media, internet, publishing and education will bring huge rewards by 26th June. Between January and April you will be dealing with some complicated people, but keep your eyes on the prize. It may be multimedia, film, the internet, the book world – or just developing your communication skills in an old-fashioned way. The opportunities to connect to more people, more effectively are amazing, though.

Vesta and Ceres join Jupiter in Gemini until April. Women (or feminine men) who eat up your time and energy could distract you from the real goal, which is to take your written or verbal skills to the next level. Or do you want to master technology, language or the creative arts? Be prepared to do a little fancy footwork with some females. It pays off.

The asteroid Vesta tells me, one man will be ‘top dog’ with two or more women. This situation should really be handled with a sense of humour, but failing that, the women should support each other, rather than compete, and refuse to flatter this male’s ego by vying for his approval and attention. Men can suffer from this game-playing as much as women, so be aware if you are an Aries or Aries Ascendant male!

Ceres is a bigger deal, because she brings people who are intensely emotional and have a big sense of entitlement. There is a tremendous fixation with who ‘owns’ the power or control in a situation. Try to read minds and hearts and be patient. And enjoy the sense of release that comes after 6th April when the issue vanishes! This special project, plan or setting for your communication skills is worth it.

Close to 27th May you will be pleased you persisted, as horoscope patterns not possible for 12 years unfold, and you reach a peak of achievement and happiness. By that stage you will be heard, watched or read in a way you never dreamed was possible. It may be a message T-shirt if you are a designer or your first screenplay if you are an actor. Maybe it’s time to write an e-book, take up part time P.R. for a band or master TV. Enjoy it.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS IN 2013

You will renovate, redecorate, invest in the perfect property or move to a bigger home or better area by July 2014 and could be in your new situation by Christmas 2013 if your personal horoscope agrees. Watch for bargain apartments, land and houses in the final half of 2013 and also the most stunning home exchange advertisements.

A lift in the atmosphere will make everything seem lighter and brighter in term of your home life and property after June 26th as for the first time in 12 years, Jupiter is moving through an area of your chart where you build a true sense of home and belonging.

In the second half of 2013 any issues you have had with family, flatmates or live-in partners will be resolved, as this cycle is about the successful win-win resolution of problems, even if they have been there for years. A member of your family or household will also benefit you. New in-laws or babies, or long-lost relatives, will be good news.

Even the delays, complications or information gaps which occur with your home, household, home town, family or homeland until around 5th August have their place. A real-estate bungle could benefit you, for example, or a property market fluctuation could play to your advantage. There are many possibilities so read your monthly horoscope at Cosmopolitan magazine in June, July and August as I will give you specific dates. Not every astrologer covers the tricky Mercury Retrograde cycle fully but when it comes to paperwork, you need to be specific. Visit me at cosmopolitan.co.uk.

Be very careful with the fine print on paperwork, verbal agreements with people like builders or ‘firm’ understandings with flatmates or family members from around 26th June to 5th August as Mercury is Retrograde. Ask yourself what would happen if things were to change, or be held up or cancelled, as the chances are extremely high. This cycle may coincide with freakish weather, for example – or flakey people.

From around 5th August, though, you are on your way. The powerful little asteroid Fortuna joins her father Jupiter in the final five months of 2013 and a real life Wheel of Fortune game will help turn your destiny around. The Immum Coeli of your horoscope, which is now so strongly affected, describes the place and people you belong to. This is where problems will be solved and massive opportunities will unfold in connection with your home, family, home town, household or homeland, so enjoy this amazing cycle.

 

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

Don’t give up with the finance, property or business issues. Be careful with written or verbal commitments from around 1st October to 27th November, though. Read fine print.

Don’t reject radical change, if it affects the way you look, or the way you are seen. Aries people like Caitlin Moran and Vivienne Westwood are great role models. Break free.

Do not lose yourself in any secret or private pursuit if you know it brings mental confusion. Cheap hippy drugs are a good example! Avoid any murky deep secrets too.

Keep the stakes low when dealing with people or organisations who disempower you. In other words, make sure your job is not on the line. The situation will be over eventually.


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Taurus: 2013

TAURUS AND TAURUS ASCENDANT

If your Sun Sign is Taurus and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here

This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you. If you’d rather just read your Taurus Sun Sign horoscope, that’s fine too. And here it is.

WEALTH AND ABUNDANCE IN 2013

Opportunities to solve problems preventing you from being wealthier, or being more abundant, are already here. The reason nothing has happened as quickly or as easily as you would like, is simple. Jupiter has been appearing to move backwards in the heavens which means the high hopes you had in 2012 have not yet paid off.

The situation is already improving from New Year’s Day, when both Venus and Minerva are in Sagittarius, which rules other people’s money, possessions, houses and apartments. Women or feminine men could really help you in January, so the year is off to a great start.

The individual personalities of particular people may complicate the business, financial or property story from February-April, but do not let that put you off. As Winston Churchill once said, several times, never give up! This applies no matter if you are involved with a charity fundraiser or you just want to profit from your time and energy investments. Stay the course – Taurus and Taurus Ascendant people are good at that.

The most important thing to remember is that anything from a change in the value of your local currency, to the escalating price of an antique, could help you enormously. You are one of only two signs (Scorpio is the other one) who can actually gain from the fearful global economic climate in 2013.

There are many examples of the way abundance could enter your life by June, so be open to all possibilities.

You were quite right to put certain plans in motion, or park your dreams with particular people, in 2012. Nothing has been wasted even if you hit delays or complications in October and November last year. The key to greater wealth, prosperity and abundance is your gift for handling people, and although you will be dealing with a passing parade of extremely different personalities in 2013, by June you will be pleased you persisted.

PUBLISHING, MEDIA, INTERNET GAINS IN 2013

It may be a matter of embracing new technology, fixing known problems or just trying a better way to be heard (or read). You have many choices in the second half of 2013, when it comes to publishing, the media and the internet and it’s good to be ambitious. Even old-fashioned ways of reaching people, like public speaking, hold stunning potential.

Take your time as you turn over the new options from June 10th, as Mercury is shadow from that point, and this planet rules websites, newspapers, digital publishing and related issues – like basic communication. It may feel as if you are writing things in stone from that point, especially after a big leap of hope after June 26th. Astrology and history are telling you to bide your time, though, as it will not be until around August 5th that Thunderbirds Are Go.

Before then, anything from a business card misprint to a classic piece of verbal misunderstanding could affect your big new goals. Be patient in July, as even though you want to rush ahead with opportunities to write or speak (or use technology) in a new way, there may be delays or errors. Wait until early August.

With Jupiter’s protective umbrella, though, even random delays or mistakes will only benefit you. Do set up some ambitious targets as a writer, speaker or publisher, though. This extends to life as a student or public speaker for obvious reasons, or to teaching, debating, stand-up comedy, scriptwriting, singing and so on. Once you find the right medium for your message (and the menu will be exquisitely long until 2014) you should be pretty happy with your results.

Between June 2013 and July 2014, Jupiter in the emotionally sensitive sign of Cancer will help you to reach more people, more effectively. The technology is there to help you, so never think you can’t afford the time, money or energy. As you will see by Christmas 2013, if you hold a strong image in your mind of what you want to achieve, then the right niche will appear. The internet changes every time we look at it. There is something enormous waiting for you online, as you will see, close to 21st August.

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

Stick to your own positive way of seeing life, even though your former, current or potential partner brings challenges. This also applies to enemies or opponents.

The real freedom in your world comes from something you do, that nobody else can see or understand. What you cover up, or pursue inside yourself, is crucial in 2013.

Put in boundaries with friends or people in your group, team or circle. Put things in writing if you can. People who are chaotic, messy or forgetful may create issues.

Don’t be power-tripped by people involved in publishing, education or travel. This also applies to those from other cultures or regions. Read the fine print on commitments.


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Gemini: 2013

Gemini may 22 - jun 21GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

If your Sun Sign is Gemini and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here

This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you.
If you’d rather just read your Gemini Sun Sign horoscope, that’s fine too. And here it is.

 

YOUR PROFILE AND PACKAGING IN 2013

The right people, brands or companies have been hovering around you since 2012, ready to assist with your profile or packaging. If you were swept along by an extreme optimist in 2012, or a big-thinking organisation, you may have felt disappointed when nothing happened as quickly, or as massively, as you might have hoped. This was a dress rehearsal, though, as from February you will finally be in a position to relaunch the way you look, or sell yourself to the world.

If you can deal with some fairly standard people problems until April, then by May and June you will be celebrating the fact that you kept the faith. You may want to lose weight. You may want to become a star in the US, Europe, Asia or other new territories. Perhaps you want to clean up your image, or just gain credibility and respect in the right circles.

Manage those around you (and their politics) with the wit and cleverness you are famous for, as these are temporary concerns. The way you look, or appear, will improve enormously and take you into intriguing new territory after April – it may be a shift in your shape, or personal style. It may be a particular title or aura around you. Do invest time and energy, though, as there is nothing wrong with making yourself the priority!
What happens around 27th May is a personal best, even by your standards. The conjunction between your ruler Mercury and Jupiter, followed on the 28th May by Venus and Jupiter, could take you so much higher. Any issues you may have had about the way the world perceives you, will vanish at that point.

If there is anything in your past, or in the darkest recesses of Google, which you would rather people forgot about you (or at least, forgave) then this is your time to sort it out. Jupiter is only in Gemini once every 12 years and he is a potent image-booster for you.
2013 is your renaissance and rebirth. You can shed a layer that no longer suits you, or uncover something about yourself that you needed to show the world. This is your best chance in over a decade to find fame and popularity in new areas or global destinations.

MONEY, PROPERTY, BUSINESS IN 2013

From around your birthday to the middle of 2014 you can create a powerful financial, property or business position which is unparalleled. It has been over two centuries since Pluto was in the ambitious and practical sign of Capricorn. From June 26th, when Jupiter changes signs, there will be new opportunities to overcome obstacles and enjoy enormous opportunities to have more of what you love. You may be a sworn capitalist, a true philanthropist, a committed Green or a business guru. Whatever your personal values, there will be a way to make them work for you, in the most rewarding way.

Be careful at the start of this cycle as your ruling planet Mercury is shadow from around 10th June. Information, communication and transportation may all be moving forward, but the truth is, after Mercury turns retrograde, on June 26th, you may well find that things change or hit delays. Read the paperwork particularly carefully in July.

You be handed the most remarkable opportunity involving cash (or cash in kind) after the final week of June. Let time pass, though. You can feed the opportunity without necessarily making final judgements or unchangeable commitments. If you can wait until around August 5th, you should be able to move firmly on the paperwork or agreement, as by then the tricky Mercury Retrograde cycle will be completely over.

What happens at the Pluto-Jupiter opposition near August 8th is a great lesson about power, as well as money or the material world.
At that point you will become aware of a redistribution in the balance of power in your wider financial, business or property sphere. It may involve a large organisation, like a bank or sharemarket – or just one person, like a partner. You stand to gain, but you also need to put a price-tag on empowerment and control. Those are potent issues, and have been for the five years.

By now, you have learned quite a lot about the way influence actually works, no matter if your concern has been Goldman Sachs or the gold coins your flatmate keeps in a jam jar. Use those lessons to orchestrate an arrangement which acknowledges the deep need people (and organisations) have for control. There is much at stake in the second half of 2013 and first half of 2014, but also a great deal to gain.

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

Your job, lifestyle, health or course brings tough new challenges in 2013. You will need a firm daily system in place to manage this. Don’t be over-influenced by negative people.

Your social life can and must change. Allow the revolution to take place, as old friendships and group involvements are supposed to alter. And new people must arrive.

Your career, or other calling in life, could become confusing unless you are firm about boundaries. People who are chaotic (or always cross the line) should be managed.

Read the fine print on property, business and financial arrangements and read between the lines, too. If there is the potential for a power struggle, then you know what to do.


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Cancer: 2013

cancer jun 22- jul 23CANCER AND CANCER RISING

Welcome to 2013. If your Sun Sign is Cancer and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here

This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you.
If you’d rather just read your Cancer Sun Sign horoscope, that’s fine too. And here it is.

 

2013 – A RIDDLE WRAPPED IN A MYSTERY

Sir Winston Churchill was describing Russia in his famous quote – “It is a riddle, wrapped inside a mystery, inside an enigma.”

If you have the Sun in Cancer (or a Cancer Ascendant) he may as well have been describing you, in the first half of 2013. With so much opportunity, so much space, so much room for improvement in 2013, how can you resist submerging yourself in places and mental spaces that others cannot reach?

By submerging yourself, I mean diving deeply below the surface of what other people consider to be the real you. Exploring your own hidden depths is one way to get this sense of expansion and to experience the most powerful positive energy. You can do this by meditating (it’s free, just borrow a library book) or by pursuing yoga, dream coaching and other spiritual pursuits.

Neptune is in Pisces between February and June, when this cycle is most powerful. This means you need to be careful about some of the belief systems or philosophies which may draw you in. They will speak to your spirit, but if the motive seems to be money or ego for the organisers, be extremely careful. This Neptune cycle has a reputation for fooling people and there are a lot of dregs out there masquerading as ‘spiritual’ beings.
I have had some messages on Twitter from Cancer and Cancer Ascendant people about this. Neptune dissolves boundaries, so if you are pursuing a spiritual or quasi-religious path where people have a poor reality function (or worse, nefarious motives) take care.

That aside, Jupiter’s transit through the Twelfth House (also ruled by Neptune) should be good for you in every way. If you always wanted to kick a secret addiction without telling anybody, now is the time. It has not been this easy for 12 years.

With Neptune in Pisces, a significant number of Cancerians are also pursuing publishing, both in the digital and traditional markets. You may be working on a secret project or writing under a nom de plume. This will work extremely well for you, if you can persist, but do be aware of some people politics from January-April as the asteroids Ceres and Vesta are chasing Jupiter through your horoscope.

YOUR RELAUNCH IN 2013

Jupiter enters Cancer on June 26th and your relaunch will develop in slow but steady stages, between now and July 2014. Jupiter, the planet of problem-solving and growth, will be transiting the First House of your horoscope, which is where you package and present yourself for the outside world. The First House is about your reputation and profile. Your personal style and physical appearance. It’s about Brand Cancer.
You may get off to a slow start, or find reversals or complications along the way. Mercury is shadow from June 10th so read the fine print if you are booking cosmetic surgery, committing to a weight-loss organisation, joining a gym, signing up for a new website, arranging events which showcase yourself, publishing your name in print, appearing in the media and so on.

What appears to flow from June 10th could hit cross-currents just as Jupiter makes the ingress into Cancer on June 26th and you don’t really want to waste time or money pursuing image or brand issues, especially in July.

If at all possible, wait until Mercury is over his final shadow, around August 5th and then clear a space for an unseemly amount of self-obsession until Christmas. It’s perfectly fine to do this, because you only have one Jupiter in Cancer transit every 12 years. Your relaunch, rebirth and renaissance may involve a new website or a new look, but from August 2013 through mid-2014 it is time to peel off a layer, or uncover one you forgot.

A high percentage of Cancer people have personal planets in Gemini (check your horoscope at www.astro.com if you have not already done so). If this is you, and your Gemini planets stretch from 6-29 degrees, then Jupiter will conjunct, or meet them, in the first half of 2013.
If this is you, then public speaking, writing, the internet, singing or other ‘words’ pursuits will be part of your big relaunch or renaissance, set for the final six months of 2013 and first six months of 2014.

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

Saturn brings challenges involving your son or daughter, pregnancy, fertility, young relatives, godchildren and next-generation projects. Seek professional expertise.

Your career or profession is in turmoil as Uranus crosses your midheaven. Don’t hang onto the past. Let go. Experiment with freedom and independence. Radical? Good.

Publishing, travel, religion, spirituality and education are all areas where you could hit chaos or confusion. Avoid people who do not live in the real world, or use drugs.

Your former, current or potential partner could put you in situations where there is a power imbalance. Skip controlling behaviour on either side by monitoring those rules.


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Leo: 2013

leo jul 24 - aug 23LEO AND LEO RISING

If your Sun Sign is Leo and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here
This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you.
If you’d rather just read your Leo Sun Sign horoscope, that’s fine too. And here it is.

 

YOUR WINNING TEAM IN 2013

It will be worth all the mini soap-operas to stick with a particular team, group or circle of people in the first six months of the year. It is through this network of friends or acquaintances that some of the most wonderful possibilities for your life will unfold, and more than one big problem will be answered by this collection of individuals.

The soap-opera element may feel like an old episode of Neighbours or perhaps the most dramatic moments of Eastenders and Days of Our Lives! Keep going, though, because Vesta and Ceres will not complicate the group forever, and you will love the rewards for your persistence in May and June. Beyond that, the groundwork you have done with this cluster of people will continue to have a beneficial, healing effect on your life, as you will see in the final six months of 2013. At that point the asteroids Panacea and Aesculapia will arrive to turn things around.

There are two issues to look at with your friends (or Facebook friends, if you are still on Facebook). The first concern is gender politics, as a man who manufactures competition between women will be at the heart of a gigantic game. Do you want to play? Consider the waste of time and energy involved and the decision should be a no-brainer. This applies to female Leos and women with a Leo Ascendant, of course. Even male lions should be wary of gender politics, though. Why encourage it?

Ceres in Gemini is a reminder that passion is a wonderful and admirable thing, but also that people who are too passionate, can affect the chemistry in a group. Even when it seems difficult, keep working towards a compromise, or finding your way back to a clever way to share the control, the influence or the power. It will be worth it, as the situation you create in the first four months of the year brings great karma by Christmas. This could be like a gold-medal winning Olympics team for you. Or England in 1966.

Team Leo could be your greatest advantage by July 2013 but only if you are prepared to use your famous leadership talents to steer your way around people politics.

KEEPING SECRETS IN 2013

You will be very tempted to keep secrets in the second half of 2013 and it will pay off beautifully. Some secrets may concern your mysterious inner life. Your chakra system or aura, for example. Your dreams or your psyche.

On a more practical note, perhaps you have phobias or addictions which nobody else knows about. Stop covering them up. This is the best time in 12 years to embark on therapy, counselling or new age workshops.

What other people cannot see, and do not know, lies at the heart of 2013. From July until Christmas, it is the parts of yourself, and your life, which lie deeply hidden below the surface, that offer the most.

Go into this cycle slowly, as from around June 10th Mercury, the planet of plans and information, is shadow. Even if you want to take off in a positive, optimistic new direction from June 26th, it may not be until early August that everything pans out. So, for example, if you are enrolling in Alcoholics Anonymous, you may want to keep the faith, but delay the paperwork until Mercury is out of his final shadow, near August 5th.

This also applies to an anonymous blog, a pseudonymous book, a CIA contract (seriously) or anything else which is deeply hidden and hard to fathom. Jupiter and his daughter Fortuna are crossing the Twelfth House of your horoscope, which is where the real story always lies several leagues below. There is a song by the lovely Tex Perkins and The Cruel Sea called Down Below, which sounds exactly like this cycle feels.

It’s time to play Shady Lady or James Bond. The issue may be your own psychological wellbeing or spiritual life. It may be a hobby, job or other project that you conceal so well, the casual observer has no idea what lurks below. It has been 12 years since you experienced this cycle, though, so despite a slow start, remember that early August through December is your time to reap enormous rewards from covering things up.

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

When it comes to your family, home, household, home town or homeland – keep a strong and unshakeable faith in tactics that you know are sensible, trusted, positive and wise.

Join the revolution that is taking place in education, academia, the internet, publishing and travel – or with your beliefs. Don’t resist these changes as they will set you free.

Get boundaries clearly stated with money, possessions, business and property. Read the fine print in February and March. My Cosmopolitan column will have specific dates.

Your lifestyle, job, university course or volunteer position needs careful handling. Try to avoid setting up any situation where control-freak companies (or people) can dominate!


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Virgo: 2013

virgo aug 24 - sep 23VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

If your Sun Sign is Virgo and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here.

This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you.
If you’d rather just read your Virgo Sun Sign horoscope, that’s fine too. And here it is.

 

PROMOTION, AWARDS, PROFESSIONAL PEAKS IN 2013

By 26th June you could have hit the heights in an alternative career, landed an amazing new job, or won a major award. A prestigious promotion is also possible – and if you define success in less conventional ways, perhaps you will create your own.

There have been plenty of big hints from the universe in the closing months of 2012 but as Jupiter’s cycle in your career zone was also accompanied by Vesta and Ceres, you had people politics getting in the way. In addition to this, Jupiter (the planet of opportunities and expansion) appeared to be moving backwards, which also delayed your breakthroughs.

Hopefully you kept the faith in 2012 and continued to make the right noises, as Jupiter will move forward on 30th January and you then have five months of amazing potential.

People scale the bestseller lists and pick up Oscars under cycles like this. They win landslide elections or win incredible business contracts. Promotions and impressive new jobs are also standard when Jupiter crosses the midheaven of your chart.

Feed what you seed. As you read this you will already have planted a few seeds for future success, but from February, make sure you fertilise them. Jupiter will help you, as he will provide the magic ingredients for a growth spurt on several occasions between then and June.

You will have to deal with one or more complicated women along the way. Men who are strongly feminine may also be an issue. That is nothing you haven’t coped with before, but for a quiet life, you may prefer to avoid any gender politics. You will be confronted with an ego-driven male boss, lecturer, colleague, employee, client or classmate. He feeds his ego by manipulating situations with two or more women, so that he plays Pontifex Maximus, and they play Vestal Virgins.

This sounds like the script for a bad Carry On film. Keep it that way. You may be male or female, but avoid career scenarios like that as they waste everybody’s time.

You will be amazed at the way your patience and persistence pay off after April, when at last Jupiter can begin helping you without any complication or obstruction, and by mid-2013 you will have something to be extremely proud of, in your career portfolio.

GROUP PURSUITS, VALUABLE FRIENDS IN 2013

A group you have been involved with for some time, or perhaps a new circle of people, changes your destiny after June 26th and by 2014 you will be glad you put in so much time and energy. This network may be official (like a political party) or random (a social network on Twitter). Do not underestimate what is possible, though, as there will be enormous benefits from playing your part and taking your place.

Friends will also be worth their weight in gold, from the middle of 2013 until the middle of 2014. An old friend will be in the right place, at the right time, and offer you exactly what you need. You will also make important new friendships with wonderful people. Some will be from other cultures or countries. Others will be graduates and travellers.

This cycle begins with some delays and reversals so read the fine print from around 26th June through 5th August as there may be issues with computers, paperwork, phones or the post. This is a Mercury Retrograde cycle that it’s easy to like, as even the snags will be strangely beneficial, but as you are ruled by Mercury, you may prefer to enter into new group or friendship commitments slowly – allowing for changes.
From August until Christmas, though (and into 2014) you will love what your social network can do for you. Your Twitter following could skyrocket or you could meet fascinating people there, who turn out to be more helpful than you imagined.

Again and again, true friends will prove themselves and either fix your biggest problem, or give to you in the most generous and unconditional way.

Most of all, though, 2013 is about Team Virgo. If you are an actor, choose an ensemble cast. If you are a philanthropist, find your perfect charity. If you are a writer, look for an anthology. Any group you poured time and energy into, but have not yet seen rewards from, will amaze you with its rich karmic payback. You’ll be glad you got involved.

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

The internet, the written word, public speaking or communication in general will challenge you. This also includes the media. Seek expertise and professional help.

You are now completely over the heaviest money cycle in 29 years. Do not be scared of change, though. Finance, property and business offer freedom if you are radical.

Keep firm boundaries with people who are against you in any way, and may cross the line. Keep things clear and realistic with your former, current or potential partner too.

Do not set up a situation with the next generation that results in power-tripping or controlling behaviour. This covers pregnancies through to teenage work projects.


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Libra: 2013

libra sep 24 - oct 23LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

Welcome to 2013. If your Sun Sign is Libra and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here

This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you. You also have the advantage of an Astrology Show birthday report, created for Libra Sun and Ascendant readers, which is waiting for you here.

 

TRAVEL, PUBLISHING, EDUCATION PEAKS IN 2013

You have been patient and persistent as a traveller, student, writer, teacher or publisher. If you put all your time and energy into another region, nationality, country or culture instead, then you also deserve a medal. In 2012 you must have questioned your faith many times, as although an opportunity was clearly there, nothing happened as it should. Hang onto your fundamental belief, though, because by June 2013 you will be thrilled with what takes place.

Jupiter in Gemini is moving through the Ninth House of your horoscope, which is where you explore the world and its greatest and most intriguing ideas. Perhaps there is great potential for you in an exciting new country – or across a whole range of territories, which once seemed foreign, but now seem tempting.

There may be a digital or traditional publishing idea which takes you beyond what you imaged was possible. Or are you intrigued by the idea of scaling the heights academically? Jupiter will give you the stepping stones you require between February (when he moves forward) and June (when he finishes this cycle).

In 2012 this horoscope pattern was obstructed and interrupted. However, what happens in April-June should compensate for any time you feel has been wasted. Around 28th May there is a stunning conjunction between Jupiter and Venus, your ruling planet, which repays your trust in a person who sees your dreams as a two-way street.

If you were born with the Sun at 23 Libra (around 17th October) then the closing days of may will put you firmly in the spotlight for the most wonderful reasons.

Even if you have issues with people’s complex personalities until April, do not be put off the scent. Libra is the sign which is well-known for balance and you are famous for your ability to turn complicated situations around. Ceres and Vesta in Gemini suggest there will be issues with women, or feminine men.

These can be overcome, as the prize is worth it. But to save time and energy, do not buy into a situation where one man is deliberately setting up a situation where two or more women feel they have to compete for his blessing. Who does he think he is? Men who come from all-female families, or men who have a female entourage of admirers, are often the worst culprits. Don’t let this distract you. By June 2013, if you persist, you could be beating your personal best. Your dream may be tied to the USA, Europe or Asia. It may revolve around publishing or academic ambitions. Just stick with it, Libra.

YOUR MISSION, POSITION AND AMBITION IN 2013

It has been 12 years since Jupiter, the planet of expansion and empire-building, passed over the top of your horoscope. This is where you will hit the heights by Christmas 2013 or July 2014 if you follow the signs and put in the work.

A prestigious new position, an amazing comeback or a huge career achievement (perhaps in a different field, if you want it) are in store. You could also hit a personal best in another region or country, expanding your business or talents.

This cycle, which is off to a delayed or complicated start in June, picks up around August 5th. From that point forward, the sky is the limit and all you have to do is plant the seeds and play career gardener.

Jupiter provides repeated ‘hits’ of whatever you require from August and the opposition with Pluto around August 8th is significant. The square to Uranus around August 21st takes the story forward and the conjunction between Mars and Vulcanus near August 28th completes a month of forward thrust.

Even when you hit obstacles on the path, someone (or something) urges you to keep the faith. The Romans knew Jupiter as Optimus Maximus. In the second half of 2013 your optimism will always maximise your chances.

Even if your upward trajectory stalls after Jupiter appears to move backwards, from around November 8th, keep your eyes on the prize. From March 2014 you can pick up where you left off and July 2014 could be your grand finale if you have done the work.

To help your success, maintain firm boundaries with your boss, lecturer, colleagues, classmates, clients or professional competitors. Neptune is in your Sixth House of work and you need to contain and control all the relationships and professional arrangements so that your job remains a wonderful escape, and not a recipe for chaos.

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

Money, business, property trends are serious as Saturn and the Moon’s Nodes go through your cash and lifestyle zones. Rethink your budget. Maybe even re-evaluate what’s valuable!

Your former, current or potential partner is the route to freedom and independence. So is anyone who is against you. When in doubt go for who/what liberates you.

Your daily routine, work situation, regular tasks and lifestyle choices (from food, to drink, to drugs, to health) requires control and boundaries. As do the people involved.

Keep the stakes low when dealing with family, home, household, home town or homeland issues where power and control are passionate matters. Less to deal with!


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Scorpio: 2013

scorpio oct 24 - nov 22SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

If your Sun Sign is Scorpio and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here

This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you. There is also a birthday horoscope waiting for you at Harper’s Bazaar, which I cast on your birthday in October or November 2012.
If you’d rather just read your Scorpio Sun Sign horoscope, that’s fine too. And here it is.

 

FINANCIAL, PROPERTY, CHARITY BUSINESS REWARDS IN 2013

Scorpio, the Eighth House of your horoscope is where you benefit from arrangements with second or third parties, with a large financial, property, charity or business reward. The work you did in 2012 is yet to take you as far as it can, yet from February you should start to see the opportunities pile up.

From that point, you will also find that Jupiter helps existing plans and goals to expand, as you will be in the right place, at the right time, to benefit.

You may need to play the psychologist with women (or feminine men) as you are bound to strike situations where people feel entitled or competitive.

One way to minimise this, is to steer clear of any situation where one man has two or more females dancing around him. Why buy into that, when it only wastes time and energy? One example might be the male head of a household doling out money to his wife and daughter. Another example might be a male-dominated corporation which expects women to play a particular role. This applies no matter if you are a man or a woman. If you can avoid gender politics in connection with finance, property, charity or business, then do so.

The rewards will be in line with everything you planted in 2012, and perhaps earlier than that. Any issues with individual personalities will vanish after April and by June you should feel very happy with what you have gained.

The Eighth House rules family inheritance, business investment, sharemarket stocks, commission earnings, bank interest, marital mortgages, legal settlements, tax returns and charitable donations. What else is on your list from February-June? You could make progress as early as January 2013 as Venus in Sagittarius gives you a loyal ally.

FOREIGN CONNECTIONS, PUBLISHING, ACADEMIA IN 2013

From 26th June you are in the best position for 12 years with European, US and Asian connections. By July 2014 you will have expanded your professional and social life into a brand new territory you love, or returned to a distant place you always knew was in your destiny.

Along the way, you may find one special place becomes a second home, an export possibility, a future career location or an emigration fantasy. Follow up on offers, invitations or opportunities as the natives are more than friendly and their cultural, spiritual or philosophical values meet yours perfectly.

If you feel you don’t know your own country well enough, then other regions, counties or states which are a flight or long car journey away, will deliver what you want, in the second half of 2013 and 2014. The right holiday property at the right price may appeal, or you could find stunning hospitality or professional potential.
Timing is everything in astrology, so although the opportunities will appear in June, wait until Mercury is past his shadow, around August 5th, to make commitments. If you can’t wait, then at least read the fine print on flights, hotels, passports and so on.

Scorpio and Scorpio Ascendant people who are interested in beating their personal best in publishing should snap up every opportunity which arrives after June. Again, you may prefer to wait until after August 5th, as Mercury (information, communication) appears to be moving backwards and forwards.

From that point forward, though, everything you plant will take off, either exactly as planned, or through offshoots. Even if your internet or publishing goals stall when Jupiter turns retrograde in November 2013, keep the faith. You will be glad you did by 2014.

Academia, informal study or professional education could take you to the next level in the second half of 2013 and first half of 2014. The organisation or guru you will be dealing with has an endless supply of time, energy and generous encouragement and as the old saying goes, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. It works both ways too, so if you are a teacher, academic or lecturer, the second half of 2013 could take you further than you dreamed.

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

Saturn is in Scorpio for the first time in 29 years. When in doubt about your reputation, profile or personal appearance, seek out the best professionals and get second opinions.

The most electrifying freedom and independence will be yours, if you are prepared to accept a revolution in the way you work, study or volunteer. A new lifestyle is waiting.

The next generation is a potential source of chaos for you. Set boundaries with those born 20 years or more after you, or with any pregnancy issues. Rules are the new black.

Update yourself regularly on the internet, computers and phones to spot potential problems. Avoid ideas, projects and plans with power-trippers and control freaks.


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Sagittarius: 2013

sagittarius nov 23 - dec 22SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

If your Sun Sign is Sagittarius and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here

This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you. There is also a birthday report waiting for you at Harper’s Bazaar

If you’d rather just read your Sagittarius Sun Sign horoscope, that’s fine too. Here it is.

 

BRILLIANT BALANCING ACTS IN 2013

You can achieve a brilliant balancing act with your former, current or potential partner in the first six months of 2013. The potential was there in 2012 but to date, obstacles or delays have stood in your way. This situation changes from the end of January, when your ruling planet Jupiter moves forward.

You will have some intense issues to deal with together until April. That is why this prediction is about a balancing act, not instant happiness. If you are single you will be thrilled with the person who appears (or reappears) in the first six months of 2013 but you must manage a complex situation which should teach you a lot about female psychology.

Ceres and Vesta will be with you until April, so even though the opportunity to improve and expand a relationship is there, it will be necessary to handle one of these scenarios:

One man and two or more women, competing for approval and acceptance. This is like King Henry VIII and his six wives. It may not end in execution but it does waste time and energy. One example might be a man who will not let go of his former partner. Another one might be a man who has a best female friend who he encourages to compete with his wife or girlfriend. Men with one or more daughters, or an ever-present mother, might also be in the frame. The situation will end in April but in the meantime, a sense of humour goes a long way. In some cases, though, a strong choice must be made about this ‘harem’ situation.

Your relationship with your former, current or potential partner may involve recognising that passionate people often feel very possessive. This is the influence of Ceres, the planet associated with a sense of entitlement. Someone in this situation may find it hard to let go and share. The issue will disappear after April but until then, there are lessons about compromising and redistributing the amount of power or control you, he and/or she possess.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Ascendant people will welcome May and June, the final two months of the cycle, when faith and hard work pay off. At that point there may be a significant turning point. Closure with a former partner, commitment with a new one, or a happy period of expansion and future-building with an existing partner.

Jupiter’s transit through the Seventh House can sometimes coincide with a separation or divorce, if the relationship feels too restrictive. Any problems associated with such a move are classically solved by Jupiter.

A partnership in difficulty can also be rescued by Jupiter. In fact, even after he moves into Cancer, in the middle of 2013, it will not be long before other members of his family enter your Seventh House of relationships. The asteroids Panacea and Aesculapia will offer you solutions, cures, remedies, fixes and even one way to bring something (or someone) back from the brink.

FINANCIAL AND LIFESTYLE GAINS IN 2013

You will gain from other people’s money, property, possessions or business assets in the second half of 2013 and first half of 2014. Your ruling planet Jupiter is set to enter your Eighth House for the first time in 12 years. His transit through the sign of Cancer will immediately lift the atmosphere and make life seem richer with possibility, after June 26th.

For the best results you may want to delay final signatures or agreements until Mercury is out of his shadow after August 5th as before that date, despite the generally positive new atmosphere, you may hit complications. If you must go ahead, then make allowances for a waiting game, mistake or reversal and read the fine print accordingly.

From early August, though, you have several clear months in which to lay the foundations for a better financial, property and business future.
One significant date is the Pluto-Jupiter opposition around August 8th, when you also learn an important lesson about the way people (and organisations) channel their need for power, through money, property and business.

There is always more power around, to be hogged, shared or divided, when Pluto is in Capricorn. This has been the case for you in terms of the money, house, business or flat since 2008 and nothing has changed in 2013. What does work in your favour, though, is the chain of opportunities which lies ahead. Now that you know so much more about the way power works, you can use that to ensure that you also have access to the controls, even if a new arrangement must arise.

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

Serious, sombre Saturn is passing through an area of your horoscope where everything is below the surface. Share secrets with a wise, trusted confidante.

The next generation, born 20 years or more after you, offer freedom and independence in 2013. You will have to  be radical but you can’t go back.

Boundaries are so important with your house, apartment or garden. One or more people may cross the line – doors, fences and firm rules about space help.

As your experiences since 2008 have taught you, no person or organisation must ever be allowed to take, or take over again. Especially if money is involved.


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Capricorn: 2013

capricorn dec 24 - jan 20CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

Welcome to 2013. If your Sun Sign is Capricorn and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here

This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you.

If you’d rather just read your Capricorn Sun Sign horoscope, that’s fine too. And here it is.

 

YOUR BIGGER, BETTER LIFESTYLE IN 2013

You deserve a lifestyle with more room to move, and improvements in every detail. Jupiter in Gemini, passing through your Sixth House, will offer you a chain of chances to fix issues and pursue wonderful opportunities.

Every Capricorn is different. You may work part-time or full-time. You may be a volunteer, student or parent. You must still interpret your 24 hours in a way that guarantees a sense of deep satisfaction, though.

To begin with, your health and wellbeing is overdue for improvement, and in the first half of 2013 you will be given exactly what you need to help you go to the next level. In astrology, the mind, body and spirit are linked. You are about to be given several chances to fix issues in all three areas, and on a wholistic level, your physical and spiritual health will benefit in synch with each other. Of course, nobody can force you to take up the opportunities which are about to arrive between February and June. Even if you only sample a change in diet, medical advice, fitness, wellbeing or alternative health care, though, you may be thrilled at the difference.

This lifestyle satisfaction has been missing recently as Saturn in Libra passed over the Midheaven of your chart, and from 2010 through October 2012, you had some serious and difficult issues to face, affecting your role, profession or ambitions. You also had the South Node in your work zone in 2011 and 2012, so no matter what you did or said, nothing ever changed. Your job, course or volunteer commitments in those years kept you stuck fast in a kind of perpetual loop.

Now you can make up for lost time. You can take the basic notion of duty and service and reshape it, to give yourself the maximum benefits and rewards. For the first time in years you can also interpret those 24 hours in every day, in a way that allows you to do the work, but enjoy it as well.
There may be some temporary work or university politics (especially with women) between January and April, but by May and June you will be on your way. A significant number of Capricorn and Capricorn Ascendant people will see the following outcomes, by the middle of 2013

  • A complete lifestyle change which brings incredible benefits
  • An amazing new part-time or full-time position
  • Huge improvements in your current workplace or university

THE POWER OF TWO IN 2013

After 12 years away, in June 2013 Jupiter moves into the horoscope zone which describes your relationship with a former, current or potential partner. There will be sublime opportunities to expand and improve what you share with each other, until July 2014. Consequently everything you plant in the second half of 2013 will reward you, either with the exact result you wanted, or alternatively, from an unexpected side-effect.
If you are single you will attract more than one admirer, and at least one potential lover in the second half of 2013 will be a traveller, academic, foreigner or student of life. This helps you to expand your horizons, geographically or mentally.

In an existing marriage or partnership, you will find you have the time, money, energy or space in your lives to take the next step, and by 2014 could have added a child, new home, ambitious trip or rewarding business to your shared history.

If your partnership restricts you and does not grow as you desire, then Jupiter the problem-solver will have a solution for you in the second half of 2013, either thanks to a genuine remedy for the issue – or if necessary, a useful separation.

This cycle gets off to a slow start. You will feel the atmosphere lift and lighten in June but it may not be until after 5th August, when Mercury is direct, that you can make straightforward plans or have firm replies.

This is especially important if you have high hopes for a potential new lover, or see the return of someone you care about. To avoid teeth-gnashing, wait until early August to make up your mind and allow for communication issues, absences or unanswered questions in June and July.

The opposition between Jupiter in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn, your sign, near 8th August is significant. It says as much about you, as it does about the power of two.

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

The challenges you face with a particular friend or group in 2013 have been experienced by other people before you. Compare notes with trusted experts or seek professionals.

You are famous for your cautious control of life but when it comes to your home, family, home town, household or homeland – experiment. That way lies freedom and space.

Put in and maintain firm boundaries with your phone, computer and the media. Your communication needs to be monitored so that you avoid chaotic or confusing situations.

As you have discovered since 2008, the way you look (or appear) really matters. This is where people, situations or organisations which take – or take over – must be locked out.

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Aquarius: 2013

aquarius jan 21 - feb 19

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

Welcome to 2013. If your Sun Sign is Aquarius and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here

This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you.

If you’d rather just read your Aquarius Sun Sign horoscope, that’s fine too. And here it is.

 

THE NEXT GENERATION IN 2013

In the first half of 2013, your relationship with the next generation offers you the chance to expand, explore and gain so much more from life.

Jupiter is passing through your Fifth House, which is associated with Leo and the Sun in astrology. It is linked to the idea of a dynasty and heirs. This applies no matter if you have children or not. Those who are born 20 years or more after you, inherit your influence. Sometimes this cycle points to your son or daughter, but it can also describe work or charity projects involving the next generation. They are your heirs too. In 2013, the legacy you leave to those who come after you, is its own reward.

Classic outcomes of this cycle include pregnancy, new godparent status, babies in the family, successful adoption and approved foster-parenting. Jupiter in the Fifth House can also describe a bigger, more rewarding and more meaningful relationship with a son or daughter, godchild or younger relative.

Some Aquarians channel their need to nurture and protect into professional challenges involving younger people or a big commitment to organisations which secure the future for the next generation. If this is your path in life, then the first six months of 2013 will give you a chance to develop this commitment and take it to a new level.

Ceres and Vesta are around you until April, so there will be some political situations involving women, or men with a strongly developed female side. Two random examples might be a mother’s issues with a daughter’s choices – or a father whose wife and daughter compete with each other!

For more detailed information, read your Cosmopolitan horoscope as I will be writing about the transits of Vesta and Ceres in more detail there.

In general, though, despite some temporary issues with female psychology and strong personalities until April, once you reach May and June, you should be very happy with the outcomes for ‘your’ heirs or dynasty. Your personal impact and influence on the next generation could be far-reaching and bring one of the biggest win-win results for years.

YOUR BRILLIANT NEW LIFESTYLE IN 2013

Between early August 2013 and the middle of 2014, you will gain from opportunities to explore a brilliant new lifestyle. Jupiter is set to move into the Sixth House of your horoscope. Here are some classic outcomes –

  • Leaving full-time work to go happily part-time, or to pursue your own business.
  • Accepting lucrative or prestigious new projects which redefine work for you.
  • Quitting work to have a baby, or returning to work after being a full-time parent.

The general atmosphere and outlook will lift dramatically in June, but as Mercury (information and communication) is in shadow, you may have to wait until the first week of August to really see straightforward results, with no delays or u-turns.

Despite this, the last five months of the year will bring a chain of solid chances to improve and upgrade the tempo, atmosphere and environment in your working life. This applies no matter if you consider your career, course, parenting duties or volunteer commitment as your duty. In all cases Jupiter will help to fix any issues you may have and bring fantastic new ways to enjoy what you do.

It is common to find new connections from across the country, or around the world, entering your work sphere when Jupiter transits the Sixth House. A new job, company reshuffle or tempting policy on professional trips may be behind the change.

There has never been a better time to look for a new job, aim for a promotion or top your personal best as a professional or businessperson.
If your idea of lifestyle is Alternative with a  capital A, then you will be free to stretch the boundaries of what is possible in the final half of 2013 and first half of 2014.

This cycle co-exists with Saturn in your Tenth House of success, so even though you will be dealing with people, organisations or industry trends which are negative, the irony is that on a day-to-day level, you will have plenty of reasons to be positive – and happy.

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

Try to understand that pessimistic and self-sabotaging people, corporations or industries are living in fear of the future. That will not affect your success if you don’t want it to.

Aquarians are ruled by Uranus, the planet of freedom, independence and genuine liberation. How do you find that in 2013? On the internet, phone or computer. Connect!

Make sure all written agreements about money, property, business and possessions are clearly defined with no room for misunderstanding. No written deals? Better get some.

Any secrets you are keeping will attract people or organisations which want to control and dominate. This will not last, but be extremely cautious with what you cover up.


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Pisces: 2013

pisces feb 20 - mar 20

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

Welcome to 2013. If your Sun Sign is Pisces and you would like a detailed, personal reading then combine this with your Ascendant Sign forecast. To find out your Ascendant Sign, using your time, place and date of birth please create a free horoscope based on your time of birth here

This method gives you one of 144 forecasts, which is the most highly specialised prediction I can offer you.

If you’d rather just read your Pisces Sun Sign horoscope, that’s fine too. And here it is.

YOUR PEOPLE, YOUR PLACE IN 2013

Any issues which prevent you from being completely with your people (the clan, the family, the household) and your place, disappear in 2013.

Jupiter is a great problem-solver and any remaining issues from 2011-2012 will be taken care of, particularly after April. May and June could  be exceptional months when at last you feel you can relax and enjoy the rewards of a particular relative, home, family tree branch or special region. Every Pisces person defines comfort, belonging and security differently. At last, it is time to fully enjoy the people and place you truly feel are yours.

The Fourth House or Immum Coeli in astrology describes where you come from and where you belong. It grounds you in the world. All your hard work in 2012 will pay off in 2013 as your persistent faith in a property decision, renovation plan, family choice, household initiative or local incentive will start to reward you. You will either achieve exactly what you wanted, or find your good intentions and opportunism result in an offshoot event, which is just as satisfying.

You need to get two issues between January and April, but they are easily handled.

The first one involves people who feel they can allow others to dance around them, in order to win affection or approval. That situation is not healthy for anyone and a sense of humour (or solidarity between the competing players) can resolve it instantly.

One example of this might be a father whose former wife, daughters and new wife find themselves waltzing to his tune and wasting their time.

The second issue you will face by April involves a person who has defined his/her identity by controlling another human being, or keeping them small. This person needs to understand that everyone has the right to be empowered and if that means giving up, or letting go, then c’est la vie.

One example of this might be a mother who has no career, and blocks her adult daughter’s independence so that she can continue to be Yummy Mummy…forever. Nobody wins in this kind of situation, as any astrologer who works with the asteroid Ceres will tell you!

These scenarios can also translate into shared households, or couple households. Any problem will vanish in April, though, and until then you can use your famous intuition to help you persist with your dreams.

Pisces and Pisces Ascendant people have the biggest and best opportunities in 12 years to achieve the kind of clan and home that offers them deep security and a greater sense of belonging. By June, all this could be yours!

THE PISCES LEGACY IN 2013

The legacy you leave in the second half of 2013 and first half of 2014 has nothing to do with money or property. It has everything to do with your sons and daughters (if you have children) or perhaps godchildren or younger relatives.

In other cases your legacy describes the huge impact of your ideas, personality and projects on those born 20 years or more after you. The next generation, who stand to inherit the essence of your character and vision.

If you already have children then the second half of 2013 and first half of 2014 will resolve any issues you might have – for example, their health, happiness or education. The relationship between parent and child (no matter what their age) will become more meaningful, rounded and deeply fulfilling at this time, as Jupiter’s transit through the Fifth House always brings rewards.

Common and classic manifestations of this cycle include pregnancy, successful adoption, fulfilling foster parenting, the honour of godparenting and happy news for grandparents.

Parents may share in their childrens’ success and it is also common for marriages in the family to occur now, which expands and extends your legacy, and the Pisces dynasty.

If you work or volunteer in fields where those 20 years or more your junior gain from your talent and time, then Jupiter will remind you that you also deserve to see some rewards and what happens in the second half of 2013 will take you to the next level.
This cycle begins slowly, as Mercury is shadow. Even if you have high hopes in June, you may need to allow until around 5th August to see plans firm up.

YOUR 2013 STRATEGY

Special challenges involving travel, foreign cultures, publishing and education require a firm strategy, developed with the help of experts and experienced people you trust.

You have survived the toughest financial, business and property cycle for 29 years. Now you are being offered genuine freedom, which money cannot buy. Start a revolution.

When it comes to your image, reputation or personal appearance, put in firm boundaries. Contain and control any situation, organisation or person which could create chaos.

Avoid friends or groups where people are too controlling or even power-mad. Research before you commit. What are other people’s experiences? Learn from 2008-2012.


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