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STARGAZER FORECAST DECEMBER 2016

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December is both beginning and ending, a month in which we see the resolution of the many themes and topics of 2016 fading and dissolving into memory, but also a time in which the major dynamic influences of 2017 begin to be revealed. The first of a series of alinements between Libra – Jupiter (opposite) Aries – Uranus with Saturn peeking in and assisting from Sagittarius occurs between the 24th and 26th of December. Mars from Aquarius, Sun from Sag. and then Venus from Aquarius all augment and support this very unique configuration, during which we begin to see a culmination of the enterprises and storylines that we initiated in June 2010. (These took firmer hold a bit later – January to March of 2013 were ripe for initiation and rooting down with innovative ideas and life choices.)

The ambience stimulated by Jupiter – Uranus is vitalizing, energetic, volatile and highly unstable. Saturn’s influence here suggests we’ll fortunately be moderated and taking a slower and more methodical approach as we reach this critical juncture for the journey we set out on in 2010. This aspect prevails through September 2017, and with the exception of Venus retrograde next Spring and the shift of the Lunar North Node to Leo, this is going to be the most significant force we are going to contend with over the next 10 months. (It’s more than enough to keep you busy, don’t even imagine it’s going to be a boring year!)

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In the context of Joseph Campbell’s Heroic Journey, the opposition aspect symbolizes that we have reached the Second Threshold, a point of crisis and confronting the abyss, of death and rebirth. Material and other temptations may emerge to lure us from our quest. Saturn, meanwhile, has already moved into the position of receiving the reward. It is our long range efforts that begin to pay off, even if only modestly, and it is within that which we have invested immense if not immeasurable amounts of dedication, that will remind us that there is still treasure to be had if we stay the course. The hard and gritty lessons and determination required during the critical Saturn in Scorpio transit have begun to yield fruit. These fruits will nourish and inspire us over these next incredible 10 months as we attend to our heroic journey. The choice to cross the threshold will take us into The Other World, and in January 2021 we reach the point of Apotheosis. The maturity we gained for remaining true to the conviction of our quest assists us through during this incredible turning point. The Leo eclipse next February will tap into this configuration and offer a very exciting development!

The Sun, Venus and Mars all activate exciting new developments, though Venus and Mars are still at odds, remaining out of one another’s reach until mid April, in the midst of a very, very tough retrograde cycle. (It may in fact be a romantic prospect that brings us back from the brink during that challenging phase.) If the love and sex life are on the meh side of the spectrum, it’s likely because the yin/yang polarity of desire and ability to receive pleasure are in such incongruous spaces, and remain so for a few more months. Your own personal chart aspects notwithstanding, this is a tenuous phase in which to see to significant developments within relationships, especially with that Venus retrograde looming.

It would be incredibly bad form to ever suggest that if you feel love and have a relationship in which you can express these feelings in a healthy, affirming way that you should avoid doing so. Simply that the love and sex drives have disparate outlets right now, and if a relationship is not going as smoothly or gaining momentum as you had hoped it would, that this could provide a clue as to why. The end of December does feature some very positive Venus contacts, as the Goddess of Love locks into the Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn aspect and we get reinforcement (and perhaps resources) that augment our potential to take on the exciting prospect for adventure it represents. Again, it’s less likely this ties into a romantic scenario, but feelings will be very positive and make for spirited Yule festivities.

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TEN OF CUPS: MARS IN PISCES
Let things develop by themselves.
Breathe deeply and let a picture arise in you
which shows you in a state of complete
fulfillment. Life will offer all you need to be
happy. Gerd Ziegler, handbook for the
Aleister Crowley Tarot

While we experience a significant culmination, there is also a strong sense of disintegration and closure as Mars from Pisces (December 19 – January 29) takes all the energy and influences stimulated over the last two years Mars cycle (begun February 19, 2015) and deconstructs these initiatives, offering resolution for what we have managed to accomplish since then. We are in the process of dissolving the prior cycle in preparation for the rebirth that occurs January 29th when Mars transits zero Aries. From Pisces, we return to the vastness of creation itself and the limitless potential of everything. The Ten of Cups is a positive indicator that our hearts overflow with joy and gratitude for what we reap at the closure of this cycle, and that fulfillment is within reach.

Mars represents the vitality and drive we have to achieve our aims or to get what we desire. In this last cycle we (hopefully) learned many things about what is and is not effective or constructive use of our energy, especially during this last retrograde period in April – June. Mars conjunct South Node on the 27th will provide a signal that an activity or association has run it’s course. There can be a setback or karmic occurrence at this time. What ever happens is only meant to adjust or modify the course or to release a fruitless endeavor. You’ll know inside. Energy will also be low, so keep your major initiatives on the burner until late February. When Mars engages the Jupiter – Uranus – Saturn aspect, it’s all systems go!!!

Energy now is directed inward, and guided by compassion and inspiration. You can make the most effective use of this time through creative work, reflection and cultivation of mystical and spiritual practices. Write some music, or get on that meditation kick you’ve been putting off. The psychic realm is active and intuition will be very strong in this phase. At it’s worst, this energy, because it is so receptive, can fall into the trap of illusions or be gullible to predators who perceive this vulnerability as weakness. This is a positive time for ritual, healing and purging. Also a good time to peace out in your girl cave and listen to Mazzy Star, feel free to hang this sign on the door:

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MERCURY RETROGRADE: December 19 – January 8

If you’ve been frazzled by the super hectic pace of the last 5 weeks, you’ll notice things start to slow down at the onset of the month, and that either projects come complete or you otherwise have more time to catch up through mid month. As Mercury retrogrades on the 19th, it just misses contact with Pluto, so it seems a crucial agreement or decision will have to wait until the end of January. With the general quietude of Mars transiting Pisces, (and also Venus through early February) it looks like the next two months are about clearing the decks (or cleaning up the mess) in preparation for a period of much greater activity that arrives during the winter months.

Mercury will retrograde through January 8th. From there the dust clears and we can begin to move forward with things. Have a safe and wonderful New Year, and don’t forget to join me on Patreon.com for my new weekly astrology blog!

STARGAZER HOROSCOPE BY SIGN: (It is suggested you read for your ascendant too. If you are not sure, you can calculate your chart for free on astro.com)

ARIES: Blissful social connections offer so much happiness for you this month. A holiday party can bring about a significant introduction to someone with partnership potential. Let the sparks fly and give this one time to grow into itself. You can lean on what you learned about commitments (and keeping them) in 2014 and have a better idea now of what you really have to offer. Professional matters and where you are heading become the hot topic of conversation, though this one takes a while to hammer out. Listen to offers (and to your own inner voice) through February. The conviction to make an enduring decision and rise to that challenge, will come in a few months time.

TAURUS: The buzz for you is profession and advancement, your big picture goals are in focus and a great deal of energy and enthusiasm can help you move towards a big milestone. An assignment or new job enhances your public profile, and this is a good time to take on an extra position. You might come into contact with someone who can help you up the ladder while doing a freelance gig, so keep your feelers out there. Forces behind the scenes, as well as your intuition are conspiring to your benefit. Spend some time with your confidantes or on your own to heed the important message being sent your way. Friends and associates can brighten your spirits. A connection may come to an end around the 27th. It’s in your best interest to walk away at this time.

GEMINI: After a pretty rough year, you finally hit the sweet spot. Life is very lively and exciting in this phase. A commitment may be deepening in this period, and this could be contributing to your satisfaction as well. A Full Moon in your sign on the 13th shows you how far you have come this year. It’s time to release a defeating pattern or activity associated with your career or vocational objectives. Events or indications around the 27th reveal the details. A better professional atmosphere prevails next month, though 2017 has a few tricks up it’s sleeve. (Give yourself till May to work out all the kinks!) Enjoy the camaraderie and social opportunities available at this time.

CANCER: Could be a long and winding road for a close or exclusive partnership is in store, Mercury retrograde sends out mixed signals about where you are headed with you know who! A serious, deep down and dirty conversation about your commitment needs to happen, but won’t until late January. Hang in there, babe. The more exciting news seems to taking place for you professionally, as a rather dry and dormant period for your career is coming to an end. Events around the beginning and end of the month offer incredible indications, seems you need to leave your comfort zone to make the most of the opportunities in store. A New Moon on the 29th signals changes in your status. See what January has in store before you buy that ring.

LEO: Partnerships are emphasized this month with really incredible social opportunities in store at both the beginning of the month as well as over the weekend of the 25th. If you’ve been feeling like taking a relationship to the next level, you could find you are ready to make a big step this month. The Mercury retrograde cycle impacts your work, health and productivity sector, so if you’ve been waiting to hear about an assignment or promotion, you might be waiting a bit longer. There are good indications towards the end of the month that signal stagnation for your life direction is clearing. You’ll seek some privacy from the limelight towards the end of the month and into the new year. A meditation practice or retreat can be beneficial.

VIRGO: Love and partnerships have likely been a source of all kinds of weird, complicated and beguiling scenarios this year, if not a source of outright frustration. The road gets easier this month and you can proceed with a relationship with a deeper sense of assurance and commitment, though the retrograde period of Mercury will likely see a few missed signals and maybe a reconsideration, Mars and later Venus coming to occupy the part of your chart associated with your other half signal fresh impulses are stirring in your love life. The 27th is time to release a worn out relationship script, I think they call that one beating a dead horse. (January 8th also features some strong clues of what you need to let go of.) Financials are in a state of great vitality, perhaps sudden expansion, and a work from home business can thrive in this phase.

LIBRA: It’s a real bang up of a month for Libra, so much energy is percolating in a creative enterprise or with a romantic relationship. The first few days of the month can seal the deal on an important commitment for either business or pleasure. There is more in store over the weekend of the 24th and you will doubtless be ringing in many happy returns, regardless of how catastrophic 2016 may have been for you at times. Uranus direct from the 29th signals a dry spell in a relationship is coming to an end. If you are not partnered, you will see exciting prospects emerge in February and through the Spring. From the 20th you enter a hard working phase. The assignments you deal with throughout January propel you to success this Summer, so do your best work. Mercury retrograde impacts your residence. If relocating, best to wait till February!

SCORPIO: The cutbacks and commitment you have demonstrated in trying to work out your tough financial issues are beginning to pay off, though probably in a scenario that is very private and behind the scenes. Your desire to self employment or the sense of liberation you seek from the workaday world is rekindled this month, and from New Years forward you see better influences here, particularly from February. Home is where the heart is for you right now, and you will likely be holding your key social and family events at your own place, possibly hosting those from out of town or having a nice, low key soiree. It’s been mostly a bitterly tough year for matters of the heart, and you’ve probably taken some time to lick your wounds. Feelings stir in your romantic sector from the 20th, a trend that takes you right through January. Release an old script on the 27th, and get in touch with someone you lost touch with.

SAGITTARIUS: It’s a boisterous and exciting month for you with very positive indications that your hard work and maturing outlook are really beginning to pay off. Events at the beginning of the month, as well as over the weekend of the 24th provide immense opportunities for making enduring and positive moves. Some of these have to do with a love relationship, and if you’ve been floundering you might find the inroads to make a commitment around the Full Moon on the 13th. Mercury retrograde impacts you money, honey, so get it in writing and don’t make yourself nuts waiting for the check to show up in the mail. It won’t. Or at least not until the end of January. The 10th and 12th are dynamic for you, you make a very positive impression. Bravo!

CAPRICORN: Very dynamic points in your chart are stimulated by the upcoming configurations and your base of operations, profession and private life all play a big role in the upcoming 10 months. It’s not impossible you need to relocate to take an offer or opportunity associated with you career, or that your work is going to keep you on the road a lot as you ascend the heights of your ambition. The work you are doing remains very much behind the scenes through next year. When Saturn moves into your sign next December you’ll enter a new high profile phase, reaping the rewards of the work you are doing now and no doubt an impeccable work ethic. You are learning to trust your inner voice more than your inner critic. Mercury in your sign for most of the next 8 weeks will likely make you busy-busy-busy. Finances are also key this month, with a proper pay off for your work in the early days of the month.

AQUARIUS: By far this will be the best month of the year for you, as Mars and Venus stimulate a very positive and productive ambience, and make harmonious combinations to Uranus and Jupiter throughout the month. An older friend may provide very good advice or support for your endeavors. Your’ ruling planet turning direct on the 29th will help you shake any doldrums. There is an infectiously playful element at work and the Full Moon on the 13th is absolutely delightful for self expression or a romantic relationship. Out and about is the best place to be! Mercury retrograde impacts your private life, and you can get some mixed signals from your subconscious. Dreams will be revealing, and can reveal what you need to say goodbye to. Mars from the 19th makes your finances a high priority. A source of income may come to an end on the 27th.

PISCES: You are back stage and getting ready for something really, really big Pisces, as Mars and then Venus come to occupy your slice of the sky. For now, you are working away behind the scenes and seeing some very exciting financial developments from what you have been cooking. A professional venture is highlighted and you may get capital to expand or develop your business, or be getting a raise for your hard work. This is an ongoing process that lasts through August, so you may just be in the initial phases this month, with more to be revealed up ahead. A limiting belief or behavior can effectively be released on the 27th, perhaps an enterprise or activity has run it’s course. You shine brightly on New Years Eve, bring on the bubbly and enjoy a romantic interlude. You are worth it.

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STARGAZER NOVEMBER FORECAST

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The weird and the wonderful. Two major events preside in November’s star scape, the conjunction of South Node to Neptune, (Nov. 18th) and the Jupiter – Pluto square on the 24th. Mars will move into Aquarius on the 9th, charging the atmosphere with excitement and a wiley bit of fun instability. Mars has not been in an air sign since the end of last year, and this transit (through Dec. 20th,) will stimulate intellectual discovery and social connections opening pathways and conduits that have been stuck, stilted and stalled. The very positive aspects culminating between Mars – Jupiter – Saturn and Uranus next month start to build up now, though Mars is essentially a free agent from Aquarius, (just the way Aquarius likes it) until December 1st. (This configuration, BTW, is one of the most dominating influences occurring next year, we just get a taste of it in December, with Aquarius – Mars activating it. More on this next month!)

There is a definite yuk factor with the South Node connecting to Neptune, though having made it though the dreary Saturn – Neptune square that was so inhibiting and challenging this year, this might not be a real “biggie” though the karma returned on disillusioning ourselves (or others) can bring a bout of disheartening disappointment if we had allowed the illusory to slide out of control. An ending occurs where an idealism lies, and while that release may be painful, it’s a necessary part of our evolution right now and we are far better served for letting this one go. Purging and cleansing are effective both ritually and physically.

I had this amazing friend Suzanne, who when I was in the process of trying to rationalize seriously dumb life choices would say to me – “there is no cheese down that hole”. Likewise with this transit, simply acknowledge there is no growth opportunity in the thing you might be clinging to, so don’t waste time deluding yourself or trying to convince yourself otherwise. Letting go lightens your load, so if you find yourself to defaulting to the land of make-believe when things don’t look or go the way you think they are supposed to, just give yourself a little kick in the butt and back up from the hole, reminding yourself all the while – there is no damn cheese in there. In releasing this illusion or refusing to participate in the lie you free yourself to see and be the truth.

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SOMEBODY WEIRD LIKE ME…

An interesting vibration emerges round the 23rd when Black Moon Lillith forms an enticing and erotically healing linkage with Chiron. A passionate connection can deepen considerably at this time although there is definitely an eccentric or unusual quality with this contact. Lillith and Chiron exist totally on the outsider wavelength and it’s here the misfits can find their matches, no doubt somewhere out on the fringes of society. Everyone on some level, no matter how natively conservative, will seek to express the wild side or fly a freak flag. Liberator Mars in Aquarius will urge us to go for it unrepentantly, and there will be some intriguing developments for sure…

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SEIZE THE MOMENT

Then we have Jupiter square Pluto on the 24th, which is tapped into a dynamic with Venus, moving into the configuration on the 25th. On it’s own, there can be a massive shift in the balance (Libra) of power (Capricorn) that becomes very urgent on a personal level (Moon – Venus). Earlier this year we had the trine, or easy flow between them. Look to events in March and June, when an agenda may have galvanized on some level as this will likely be the subject surrounding the events we see transpire late in November here.

This agenda is transformed at this point, as it enters a critical period of culmination. This is one of the dominating themes that will last through next August, and also a significant pivot for endeavors initiated back in December 2007, when Jupiter – Pluto conjuncted at 28 Aquarius. This is the closing phase of a cycle that began at that time, now reaching a period of crisis to finish what we started. The new cycle will begin in 2020. Jupiter is expansion and Pluto is power. Together there can be amplified feelings to gain dominance or control. Ultimately we each only really have the power to control ourselves, as using subversive or Plutonian tactics of coercion to gain authority over others is neither heroic or really a victorious accomplishment. The catalyst here is to look within, transform from within and then together to create better things that can benefit us all. Hopefully the altruism stimulated by Mars in Aquarius will help us to find the way through.

Stargazer Scopes by Sign:

ARIES: The focus moves from intimate and financial matters to your profession this month, as a long negotiation regarding a promotion begins to escalate through the end of the year. A partner can push you forward, or equally over the edge. Look to eliminate negative self talk. If you find yourself sabotaging your own best efforts and interests, might be time to step back from that edge and let go of some negative conditioning. The same rings true for a delusion or ANY addictions.

TAURUS: Partnerships are in a phase of culmination and travel with a loved one (particularly after the 11th) will be incredibly pleasurable. Explore enticing possibilities on the 25th. A Full Moon in your sign on the 14th brings a year of revelations to the fore, you can release the burdens of the past and move forward now. Work and professional matters get a big boost of mojo, with even bigger developments on tap for December.

GEMINI: You’ll feel more comfortable in your skin than you have in ages with Mars in Aquarius from the 9th. Deadlock in a relationship or what has seemed like barren prospects for romantic encounters begin to open into more fruitful dialogues from the 29th, as the New Moon stimulates you to take more initiative. You may find career matters hit a slump, especially where you may have over idealized a circumstance or even your own abilities a situation may come up short.

CANCER: Really romantic vibes come your way from mid month. You may be swept off your feet on the 19th or 25th. Residential improvements are still on the radar, but you and a partner might not see eye to eye on how or when to expand. This is a conversation that could last through next Summer. Nice and easy. A work from home business could really take off from next month, put in some foot work now to secure a good outcome.

LEO: Partnerships get a huge jolt of va va room from the 9th, this energy can translate into feisty and erotic discourse or contentious arguments if you aren’t seeing eye to eye with a mate. Work is also highlighted and job seekers can find new and lucrative assignments. Some intensity in the last weeks at work can bring some changes to the environment. The Full Moon on the 14th sees a professional course come to completion.

VIRGO: Sands are shifting, albeit slowly and from the 19th you should begin to notice a changed atmosphere in your household and with a relationship. You are in one of the most challenging cycles of the decade for these critical elements of your life, trying to build a solid base for yourself while the pervasive illusion of an enticing affair can prove a setback. It’s time to release an old pattern of idealism or deceit. The 19th and 25th can be very alluring, be honest about what you want.

LIBRA: Domestic friction is replaced with harmony and sweetness as you will see from the 13th. Socially this is a very active period, catch up with your buddies and friends and enjoy the brisk pace of communication and day to day life. A creative project may beacon after the 10th, build the positive momentum for this now and see what culminates in December. It’s time to release a bad habit that has been affecting your health or productivity. This is easier after the 19th.

SCORPIO: You are coming back into your own, after a year of self discovery and stop – start progress you are feeling more aligned with your objectives since the Scorpio New Moon last month, a helpful trend that continues for a few more weeks. Partnerships and connecting with your heart’s desire culminate brilliantly around the Full Moon mid month. Meanwhile it’s time to leave behind an old script in a love relationship, an illusion has run it’s course.

SAGITTARIUS: Life gets very busy from mid-month onward. Conversations, errands and social events are on tap for you, and introduce some fun and leisure where the pressure had been on security issues over the last several weeks. A New Moon in your sign on the 29th signals winds of change and a new order. Insecurities surrounding home and profession are stimulated and there can be lot to contend with at this time. A draining attribute of your home situation needs to be released.

CAPRICORN: You experience the sweeter side of things from the 13th. With a Venus transit of your sign, a loving and highly pleasurable bond can be built now. The 19th and 25th are enticing. Focus on your communication. Something has slid out of control and a misunderstanding or assumption needs to be clarified. The end of the month features some volatile influences, seize the day. Professionally matters continue to escalate. Be in it to win it for a big opportunity next month.

AQUARIUS: You are still attending to the behind the scenes business in the first half, but feel complete renewal and invigoration from the 9th as Mars transits your sign, bestowing energy and initiative that has been lacking for most of the year. What culminates over the next 6 weeks is phenomenal, let your inventive spirit guide you. Domestic matters are resolved mid month. A slippery financial situation needs attention. If you have been passively hoping for improvement, it’s time to take a firm stand.

PISCES: A part of your identity is ready to be shed. You are entering a cocoon phase through December 20th, when you will emerge renewed and restored. If you have been evasive or deceptive in anyway it’s time to make clear your intentions both with yourself and to others. Friends and social activities provide a pleasurable atmosphere, and the 19th is an especially favorable date for connecting romantically or otherwise with people who’s company you genuinely enjoy.

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STARGAZER FORECAST OCTOBER 2016

… OF MAGIC AND MASTERY

Mercury begins the month by retracing its’ steps through the last decan of Virgo, clearing the airwaves and removing the residue of the prior 8 weeks as clarity and conviction resume. By the 11th, a long sought after breakthrough is likely as the third Mercury – Jupiter conjunction signals the beginning of a new cycle of growth and expansive activities. Publishing or media can feature, though this energy is equally helpful for articulating our feelings in a relationship and mending fences that may have been damaged over the prior phase.

Mercury leaves shadow on the 7th, swiftly entering Libra for a brisk two weeks. The pace is socially oriented and art events and creative activities can really be enjoyed, especially with well heeled friends or associates. Look for clues around October 4th, when Mercury transits the degree of last months’ Pisces eclipse (September 16th). News or a decision regarding events around that time can now be finalized and put into place. September was a messy month, and it’s around this time we can really find the closure we seek and genuinely move forward. Missed and mixed messages finally reach their intended audience.

Intense Lunations this month feature wild card Uranus conjunct the Aries Full Moon (October 16th) and a passionate New Moon in Scorpio connecting to mystical and visionary Neptune from Pisces on the 30th. Many big changes are afoot, and a sense of new beginnings and transformation should prevail. There is a real keg fire quality to the events of mid month, with Uranus in play there can be a real desire to authentic self expression at any cost, with bridges burned in the melee provoked, so watch where you light those matches, Sparky. The 30th allows us to release all the tough Scorpio lessons of the last 3 years and rekindle our relationship to passion. The Moon is smitten with Neptune at this time, making this one really sparkly, romantic, glamorous and inspirational. This vibration makes for an especially magical All Hallows celebration.

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SATURN SQUARE NODES: FACING THE FUTURE

Saturn is prominent in October, traveling further from the hazy auspices of Neptune that provided so many challenges over the last year, while moving swiftly into a square with the nodes, an aspect that comes most precise around October 8th. Saturn represents time and structure, endless and relentless – the nodes the past and future, as well as destiny and where opportunity for development lies. With Saturn in this position, we come to a pivotal place in our journey. A crucial assessment occurs here. Are we moving in the right direction? Have we truly embraced where we are headed? Taskmaster Saturn may well ask, are you ready to do the work to get there and do you posses the skills required?

The nodes represent a direction in space and our current evolutionary orientation, with the path we should travel indicated by the North Node and thus what we set behind as we move towards that direction, it’s polar or axis opposite, the South Node. On their own they don’t provide a specific atmosphere the way the planets in signs do.

It’s only when the nodes become activated by transiting planets (and of course, most notably, during strong eclipses, which is why these periods are so volatile!) that their influence is most readily experienced and thus able to integrate. Nodal contacts are meant to get us back on course, to embrace that path we are supposed to travel. With Saturn’s highly pressurized, diamond making abilities stimulating that course, this transit presents an opportunity to realign with that objective, though there is equally a painful reminder of what we have left behind or surrendered in order to do so as a consequence of those choices. As much of the year has served thus far, the advancement of life choices, agendas or enterprises that transpired in 2013 is the ongoing theme here.

In this case you may want to think back specifically to September of that year. It was at that time a North Node – Saturn conjunction took place at 8 Scorpio (sextile Pluto 8 Capricorn, no less). Goals set or endeavors that unfolded in that period are being tested and recalibrated now. Our agenda undergoes a period of crisis and transformation as Saturn reaches this pivotal point. The nodes appear to travel backwards, so the current evolutionary objective resides in Virgo. The house being transited in your chart is “where” (the evolutionary emphasis and greatest opportunity for growth is present) and the energy symbolized by the sign representing “how” you will get there.

Again there is the theme of “are you ready to work for it” and with Saturn in the mix these are long range objectives, things you spend many years of your life working to manifest. When you get there, the feeling of accomplishment is so immense, because it requires determination to overcome the many obstacles and because nothing short of mastery of self and the material world also played a role in your success. With the North Node active you should find if you are doing the right things, doors open up for you. If you make the effort and get out of the comfort zone things fall into place. With Saturn the work here is doubled, and the square suggests the sacrifices could feel enormous at this time. You are acutely aware of what you are letting go of as you reach to obtain the future you know intuitively you have to move towards.

Mars in Capricorn (through November 9) amplifies this all enormously. The tenacity required to get what we want is available right now. There is a rough and ready quality to October and you can go very far this month if you are willing to focus your activities, dig in and put in the work. Mars harmonizes the nodes on the 15th (from 12 Capricorn), making this a productive day for insight and advancement. Mars conjunct Pluto at 15 Capricorn on the 19th initiates a two year cycle of transformational activities and reclamation of power. There can be malevolence with this aspect when used for personal gain, and even violence. At it’s best and highest this represents a true merger between two entities that seek catharsis through their affiliation. Together they make something so much bigger, better and especially – powerful. From Capricorn this could indicate a business merger is big possibility, but look specifically to where this falls in your chart to see where you will experience this dynamic surge of energy as this is where you will be making a crucial and life changing commitment.

A SPRINKLING OF FAIRYDUST…

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Cinderella by NikitaCosplay @DeviantArt

Venus in Sagittarius (from the 19th) and Jupiter in Libra will keep the ambience outgoing, social and genuinely positive. A unique aspect forming on the 25th – 26th draws together Jupiter and Venus in mutual reception (Jupiter rules Sagittarius, transiting Libra, while Venus rules Libra, transiting in Sag.) forming a sextile while both align with visionary and inspirational Neptune. Meanwhile, Moon in Virgo conjuncts the North Node! Amazing! There is something quite romantic and magical about this configuration. Affection and generosity will be enhanced. The alchemical Jupiter – Neptune quincunx (Venus and Neptune will be square,) adds a fairytale connotation to the whole vibration, while Moon to North Node means we are emotionally and intuitively attuned to the appropriate path we should be on. Good fortune comes where we have prepared for the road to the future. It’s a really divine atmosphere and something quite significant may come to fruition under these auspices.

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The following day, Sun and Mercury conjunct at 3 Scorpio, signaling the beginning of a new four month cycle of activity and communication. The following 6 weeks are the most productive period of the Mercury cycle, and it’s likely events that have transpired over the recent days stimulate the agenda here. We will see the objectives and projects we initiate now come to fruition over the next four months.

STARGAZER SCOPES BY SIGN (You may read for both your Sun Sign and Rising Sign. You can get your chart for FREE on astro.com if you don’t know your chart data!)

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ARIES: The pace is accelerating in all key areas of your life right now. A significant personal milestone can be reached mid month, as the Full Moon in your sign on the 16th pulls the trigger on an exciting chain reaction that lasts through the New Year. A new or developing relationship might be the cause of celebration and excitation. The unexpected features largely here, and you may be the recipient of a new, prestigious role professionally or through your university. The 29th brings all the details to light. A lost connection can be rekindled after the 7th. You’ll find it much easier to express yourself to the one you care for. Your drive and determination can take you far, but be wary of power dynamics NSFW around the 19th. From there the vibe gets enticingly romantic, especially where you can expand your boundaries through a love relationship. Someone who can take you out of the familiar or routine will be particularly appealing, especially on the 26th.

TAURUS: There are promising alinements in your chart for love, and a relationship thrives especially where you can get out of the comfort zone and embrace broader horizons. The 1st and 5th have wonderful vibrations that enhance your romantic desires and make them easier to fulfill. A New Moon on the 30th shows you how far you have come on the road to love, the doldrums and dead ends so much in the rear view mirror for you. Work life, and particularly the work you might be doing behind the scenes is featured after the 23rd. A big splash in your industry is possible and your creativity shines in this late October phase. This approach can also help you with a niggling financial issue. Debt or a repayment may need to be restructured, if these issues are crippling to you, then it’s possible to find a solution now. You might find releasing a cherished dream is the sacrifice, but provides you with a long range solution that gives you peace of mind.

GEMINI: The agents of transformation are hard at work in your life right now, making it worthwhile to embrace the adage “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change form”. The areas of your life that are seeing closure right now are bleeding life, light and energy directly into new realms of expression and discovery you may not have even considered yet. So it it feels like you are walking through a war zone and the wilderness, keep in mind that the next stage of the cycle is regenerative. This awakening may be aided by a kindred spirit. From the 19th to the middle of next month, love may present itself (the 26th is positively magical!) so look for angels and allies in your midst. A commitment you make on the 29th will stand the test of time. What you feel around this time shows you both how far you have come (as well as how far you still have to go) in your own self awareness.

CANCER: The partnership zone intensifies for you and passions will be very much aroused this month. Very pleasurable vibes for you on the 1st and 5th illuminate your creative potential and can be very enticing for romantic encounters. The heat is on (although this “heat” can equally be produced by conflict) in your committed relationships, especially around the 19th. This potent and dynamic period can produce a breakthrough (or equally a breakdown) in your couple as very transformative forces come to play in the life of your partner. The effects these have on you will be meaningful, and potentially create a shift in the balance of power. Set aside expectations for the time being, life is changing swiftly and accelerating circumstances (especially those ignited mid month) carry over into the super sweet and good vibrations you get at the end of the month during the loverly New Moon in Scorpio on the 30th. Also on fire (proverbially) this month is your profession, with a surprise – surprise!! coming in around the 16th during a highly eventful Full Moon in Aries. Depending on how you feel about your current standing in your profession, you might just bite the bullet an make an unanticipated change yourself. Good luck!

LEO: You manage to work out some of the trickier dynamics in the financial realm early this month, though still have numerous opportunities to evaluate and develop sources of income for a while longer. This can be a hardworking phase for you, though tough energy at the office or on the job (mainly relating to dominating personalities,) continue to make for a contentious environment. This will be particularly hard to avoid around the 19th. Mid month could present an exciting opportunity for an unexpected trip or journey. If you are already planning to be away, you can expect an eventful adventure! Very pleasurable and alluring vibrations come your way from the 18th as Venus opens the doors to pleasure from your arena of true romance. Your energy may be a bit low around the 7th, take care with some R+R. Disengage if you cannot see the point of view of a difficult person. Domestic life and the family remain a large priority, and you are rapidly seeing improvements in this arena. You can make a significant change for the better around the New Moon on the 30th, and you may wish to enhance your surroundings with art or decorative objects that inspire you.

VIRGO: The love life can get exciting this month as high energy levels infect your area of true romance and creativity. You’ll seek to express yourself and your affection within a love relationship. The 5th, 11th and 19th are dynamic for breakthroughs, especially if your hopes for a commitment had been dashed or a relationship faltered over the Summer months. Meaningful mergers can be made under the auspices of the Full Moon on the 16th. An unexpected overture can send your heart soaring. You can connect deeply with your lover when you are willing to be completely honest about your expectations and especially your sexual needs and desires. This level of trust brings you to a new level of intimacy. Addressing the domestic challenges gets easier from the 19th. If your place is radiating a spartan sort of appeal or feeling cold to you, spruce it up with a few decorative objects or paint a single wall a stunning, but subtle shade of rose. The shift in consciousness will uplift your spirit immediately. The New Moon on the 30th is significant for a love relationship. Express your heart’s desires to the one you cherish.

LIBRA: The ambience is dynamic and eventful with much going on in so many significant sectors of your life this month. A relationship may get a reboot, mid month is the time to go for your heart’s desire and lay it all on the line in the name of love. A partner must connect with you in an authentic way to win you over, and friendship is a huge part of that. There’s a super-dynamite-wow factor in your relationships around the Full Moon (Oct. 16th) and exciting culminations and dramatic endings could all be highlighted. If you aren’t getting what you want and need on the reals, you might be the one lighting the match at the keg fire. One way or another, a big kaboom is coming. Home and heritage also feature and you might be delving into your family history or uprooting yourself to make a more enduring domestic commitment. The 19th can be revolutionary for a breakthrough related to your childhood or living arrangements. The final week features some very pretty and glamorous vibes, even better if you are traveling or engaged with an artistic association somehow. Business commitments and contracts made towards the end of the month benefit your long range goals.

SCORPIO: You finally get a chance to rectify the mistakes of the past and clear up certain issues with certain someones in time for a new beginning set to take place for you during your New Moon on the 30th. With Saturn and more recently Mars causing so many personal grievances for you over the last 3 years, it certainly will be wonderful to turn a new leaf and page. For now, reflection is due and to make the most of your new beginning you really need to to find closure and make peace with the past. Forgiveness may be a part of this, but also being aware of your own short comings and realizing where you, too, made a mistake or two is a part of this process. With benefic Jupiter aiding the proceedings, you likely find that your landing is padded, and the graciousness available to you here (especially around the 26th) is so valuable as you process the endings you are making in this time period. The longer range challenge still remains in your financial realm, with tough indications (but equally opportunities) this month to fix your problems through hard work. There may be a creative solution that makes a big difference in the outcome, or friends may play a helpful role. Mid month may be the final straw at work, or you could finally get a long sought after promotion. A work from home business could escalate. The New Moon taps your love mojo on the 30th. You’ll realize how far you’ve come, so make that wish.

SAGITTARIUS: After so many months hosting cantankerous Mars in your sign, it will likely be an absolute pleasure to find Venus here after the 18th, especially after an exciting Full Moon triggers unexpected, but enticing developments, in the arena of true romance mid month. You can follow your heart’s desire now. The week of the 24th is splendid and you should do as much as you can to reach out to friends or through social events or activities. Financial and professional goals are within reach now though you have to put in the time and work hard for it. The 19th could bring a long range effort to culmination, intense changes are brewing in your financial realm. The New Moon on the 30th clears the way to release the past. Towards the end of the month you may find a need to go under cover and lay low while you strategize your next move. Events around the 30th show you how far you have come. Take on a goal you set but never got around to. Personal adjustments you make now can have a bigger than usual impact in your profession and public role.

CAPRICORN: It’s a real dynamite month for you Cap, with Mars in your sign you can go after what you want in unprecedented fashion. The destination is well in sight now, though an adjustment has to made to your overall strategy or within your subjective self. Look to limiting or negative self talk around the 8th. If you find you are somehow sabotaging your own efforts you have the opportunity now to address (and then eliminate) why. Really exciting events are taking place from mid month, and you may find you are finally holding the reigns and driving the charge here. What occurs around the 19th demonstrates how significantly you have changed over the last several years, and power can be made available to you (or other substantial resources that enable you to experience life to the fullest of your passionate desires) though this is far more likely if you have really put in some efforts towards the self mastery required to be worthy of such an opportunity. Hint: you must acknowledge the contribution of those around you to what you are creating whether in love, business or otherwise. This has to be about a merger that offers the ability to transform – nothing less. Bear in mind to whom you owe what for making such a profound change possible in your life. Better yet if they are aware of your implicit value and mutual contribution. Now you are getting somewhere. Ready… set… BOOM.

AQUARIUS: There are some highly pleasurable moments in store for you this month and a lot of enjoyment can be experienced through social and intellectual exchanges. From mid month daily life gets really vibrant and harmonious energy prevails. The 26th is lovely for connecting with someone in a cultural setting. You can put your best foot forward in such a circumstance. Stirrings of change in your professional life brewing since early this year finally begin to take foot towards the end of the month. With several years of challenge behind you, it’s time to strike out on a new (or improved) path and find your way towards your higher calling once more. The New Moon on the 30th clears the way for such an upswing, with highly inspirational overtones signaling the right direction to take. A lot is going on behind the scenes for you and a sense of closure or endings could predominate. Pay attention to your inner venting: misplaced feelings of frustration or passive aggressive actions can be instructive of behaviors and attitudes you need to release. From next month you will find a fun and dynamic new atmosphere where you can really go after your hearts desires.

PISCES: There are some very intense vibrations this month, but you haven’t quite reached the do or die moment quite yet. There are choices to be made, it would seem that a key partnership continues to shape and play a major role in your destiny. You can pinpoint the time around the 8th to see the most crucial details arise. For the most part the energy is amenable for you, as Venus from Scorpio (through the 18th) continues to enhance your receptivity to pleasure. Engagement on a passionate level is likely in this period and you may find towards the final weeks that deal making, mergers and the financial auspices of others (lenders, banks, patrons ect.) can play a very helpful role in your upward mobility. A significant relationship may also be established with someone who is connected to you professionally, the energy flows both ways. Very sweet vibrations will be present at this time, do be careful you do not misrepresent yourself. Neptune will be afoot and you might seek to bend the truth to make a better impression, but this will backfire. Really good vibes at the end of the month make for a magical Halloween. The New Moon rekindles your visionary inspiration, see where it takes you!

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Astrology, Horoscopes, September horoscope

STARGAZER FORECAST SEPTEMBER 2016

TURNING POINTS – CROSSING THE THRESHOLD TO A NEW LIFE

A significant turning point in September is largely defined by the Saturn – Neptune square, with the stakes and potential for transformation amplified by two very intense eclipses, falling in Virgo (September 1st) and Pisces (September 16th). Late November of 2015 saw the first aspect occur, the onset of a challenge associated within the manifestation of an ideal (or otherwise the realization of an illusion) that has been pervasive throughout most of the year. The final culmination (September 10th) will show how well we have navigated the confrontation that emerged, and whether or not the attainment of the ideal has been successful. In order to do this we have likely had to overcome something, or prove our dedication. Saturn has a back to basics quality that requires a certain mettle and staunch determination that likely described what was required to overcome the challenge(s) presented. Much has been stripped away in order to complete this task. The reality check here was to really evaluate and define what is real (difficult under the gauzy-hazy auspices of the Neptune square) and work with what we actually have, in order to create that which could possibly be.

Neptune’s impulses come from a etherial and creative place that stimulates divine inspiration. Saturn demanded that the inspiration be crystalized into some kind of workable and tangible form. Jupiter from Virgo added emphasis to the material realm, and gave us some beneficial tools to work with, assisting us in finding new methods to stimulate productivity. Health and wellness have also been a focus, with the North Node pointing us toward an evolutionary path that shows us better ways to manage well being. Finding the right life management patterns has a positive and outward effect on all else going on with us and around us. Feeling good most certainly boosts our availability to be present, both for generating the endurance that is required as we work toward successful outcomes as well as to meet the demands of more critical challenges as they inevitably occur.

The eclipses this month represent a real shake up, and may prove severe testing points for the durability of the structures we have developed or the path to the future we wish to sow. September 1st can be volatile, as our 9 Virgo eclipse falls right in the cross hairs of the culminating Saturn – Neptune square, which is already strong enough by the end of August to clearly be felt. A Solar Eclipse represents a moment for monumental growth forward and engagement of a new opportunity, and while this will certainly be no exception, this particular prospect is inhibited by the ongoing challenges Saturn – Neptune represent. It’s also possible an event or insight that occurs around this time provides the necessary breakthrough or catalyst through which we find the solution to a sizable conflict. With the Eclipse ruler (using Mercury as the traditional ruler of Virgo) in detriment because it is retrograde, it’s going to take an extra bit of sorting through to get there. (Bookmark October 6th as the place where everything can begin to fall into place, at least on an organizational level.) Sun conjunct North Node on September 5th will provide clearer directives that illuminate the pathway to the future.

PISCES ECLIPSE 9/16:

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While the Solar Eclipse may be vexing, mainly because of the impediments to that which we seek to get off the ground, it’s really the Lunar Eclipse at 24 Pisces on the 16th that packs the punch. Lunar eclipses signal endings, and with Mars in hard aspect, square both Sun and Moon, it could be an ending that comes out of an argument or disagreement. Saying goodbye is always more difficult under the auspices of a bad break or burning a bridge, and there is a rather hostile and contentious atmosphere at this time. It could equally be that a significant culmination occurs that someone on the sidelines disapproves of and responds to argumentatively or aggressively. An ethical or legal dispute can also present an issue or conflict around this period.

Moon and Chiron in Pisces will also be close at the time of the Eclipse, and there can be a healing release connecting back to events last March. Letting go of pain, and perhaps more significantly, the idea we have to continue putting energy into a situation out of feelings of sympathy – as opposed to a genuine desire to participate, are also significant topics of the eclipse that seek resolution. This also ties into feelings of personal self worth, or a lack there of, that keeps us tenuously bound to unhealthy or unsatisfying relationships or conditions. This will be a potent time in which to evaluate these feelings and make an effort to resolve these issues where we find them to be present. Sensitivity will be heightened immensely at this time, so take it real easy if you are naturally empathic/intuitive. In the following days, the Aries Moon rejuvenates and from September 17 – 19, Venus, Mars and Uranus all align playfully, igniting a really fun and dynamic ambience for love, pleasure and sex, especially where you are ready to try something, or even someone, new.

Mercury retrograde (August 30 – September 22) underscores the dynamic atmosphere of the month, in some ways muddling the proceedings, but also ensuring we get it right, so we can move forward with clarity and conviction into the incredibly advantageous final quarter of the year. Mercury has two significant accomplices during the RX cycle, Jupiter and Pluto, which will actually stimulate a very positive ambience for growth through the conversations and negotiations that will take place throughout September. Jupiter, with which Mercury remains in very close communication with from August 20 – September 5th, infuses communication and thinking with hope and optimism for the future. From Virgo, refinement of a concept or the methods we engage in order to manifest it are highlighted. The combination of the two augurs good will and expansion. So towards the end of August we are generating big and exciting ideas, and making very positive strides within communication based activities.

Mercury then takes a step back to reevaluate the grand design it’s working on, spending the final two weeks of September in harmonious alignment with Pluto, the period from the 20th – 23rd signaling the peak of their contact. The cosmic messenger takes the bold ideas it formed with Jupiter and intensifies them through the connection with Pluto, ensuring these prospects and activities augment and enhance the deeper transformation that is occurring in our lives. The modification that transpires now is crucial and will boost our chances at success, so don’t feel deterred if things seem to be taking a while to get sorted. Important information has yet to be revealed and Virgo – Mercury seeks to establish a methodology that will generate the best results. This does not necessarily indicate a loss of momentum, just a period of reassessment that will likely be very busy as we attend to numerous details!

Look to developments that occurred in March and June (when Jupiter and Pluto were trine) as we are currently in the process of articulating and manifesting the goals and opportunities represented by those contacts. This period from the 20th – 23rd is when the most vital conversations will occur, with Mercury turning direct on the 22nd, we pivot towards a new agenda directly out of the agreements and discussions taking place at this vital and significant time. Mercury will combine forces emphatically with Jupiter at 7 Libra for a third time on October 11th, and it will be all systems go on the relationship, lifestyle and enterprise from there.

With Jupiter in Libra from the 10th, we shift from the learning phase of the last year into a climate ripe for initiative and new beginnings. Jupiter in Libra will emphasize creating balanced relationships between ourselves and others, and offer expansive opportunities through relating, especially within artistic and intellectual activities. Jupiter will engage with Pluto and Uranus this year, encouraging a more diplomatic response to the more volatile and abrasive confrontations we have endured since 2012. Partnerships will thrive, as the Sun – Jupiter conjunction (Sep. 26th) and Libra New Moon on the 30th will quickly attest to. Venus in Libra through September 23rd sets the tone, stimulating amenable social conditions and the cultivation of connections that will enhance prosperity and growth.

The ambience really gets a jolt at the end of the month, as Pluto resumes direct motion on the 26th and Mars enters Capricorn the following day. An executive and professional atmosphere prevails and our most determined efforts and conviction towards success become stimulated. A persevering quality is present through mid November, and makes this a good period in which to tackle a tough project or challenge you can completely immerse yourself within, particularly if it leads to promotion and advancement. (Mars conjunct Pluto and square Jupiter in October will really amplify the desire to succeed, perhaps at any cost!) With so many challenges otherwise overcome, and the tumultuous back and fourth we’ve experienced so far this year, by the time we reach the Fall Equinox (Sept. 22nd) a new beginning transpires that signals the turning point we have all been waiting for. Things get better from here on out, as we enter the most productive and positive quarter of the year, which in many ways will seem like it’s only beginning. Happy Autumn Time, I hope it will be most magical for you!

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HOROSCOPES BY SIGN:

ARIES: Unsettled issues regarding a job or promotion are highlighted this month, with your life direction becoming more sorted in the final week. You have to compromise some of your mobility to achieve a milestone in your profession, as educational pursuits are still occupying much of your time. Partnerships are also highlighted, with some of the best opportunities to rekindle or begin an alliance around the New Moon on the 30th shifting attention to what you really want in a business or romantic relationship. Wishes can come true under these auspices and the weekend of the 17th will offer super enticing vibrations. Walking the road less traveled will open the door to exciting experiences in love. Professionally you see signs of life from the last week of the month. A conversation occurring from the 20th – 23rd sets the stage for the advancement of your goals. This trend continues through mid November, largely defining the rest of the year for you. Hard work pays off now, as the right people finally see how much effort you have put in and offer awards accordingly.

 

TAURUS: Creative and romantic energy continues to be a dominant theme, and a cathartic, behind the scenes love connection can unfold over the weekend of the 17th. You may be parting with a group or organization mid month. A collective project ends with bang and maybe a blowout! Your mojo gets ignited from the 27th, you seek to grow in new directions and can embark on a new frontier at this time. The value you place on your productivity and health will also be a topic, and your creative instincts can lead to a promotion this month, so polish your portfolio and put your best foot forward. You can make a great impression on the right people from the 19th – 20th. Relationships deepen and intensify from the 23rd. If things have been unsettled within your personal affairs, you’ll see a swift turnaround from here on out.

 

GEMINI: A domestic resolution is in sight, though it will likely take till the end of the month to square away the details. If you and a partner can’t see eye to eye on the matter, you may want to call a truce or time out until all the details regarding a loan or joint financial issue are resolved on the 23rd. This is a great month otherwise for self expression and pleasure pursuits, a year long transit of Jupiter in your realm of true romance is fully ignited on the 30th, putting you at ease and providing opportunities for real growth experiences. Connect with friends over the weekend of the 17th, an introduction can spark an exciting new attraction. A way of life comes to an end mid month, you may be moving up the ladder of success or stepping down to start a new professional journey. Eclipses signal changes within your life direction, and a partnership may be at the crux of your decision.

 

CANCER: Daily life is a mess this month, your best bet is to keep your schedule (and mind) as open as possible. You can take enormous comfort in the pleasures of home, Venus and Jupiter encourage you to feather your nest and find happiness through close and familial connections. The 26th provides a great opportunity to expand or renovate your residence. Hosting a party or get together can also be spectacularly successful now. The New Moon on the 30th will highlight a monumental and positive shift in your domestic arrangements. Moving house could feature. The 20th – 23rd is a good time to make amends or reach accord with your partner. Confusion dissipates and the communication line reopen. A professional development over the weekend of the 17th is promising. Your productivity leads to advancement or promotion.

 

LEO: The financial realm is volatile this month, with both an influx and output of resources contributing to some bewilderment and confusion. Your children or creative projects are implicated and you may be forced to curtail certain expenses to meet unexpected costs associated with them. If you have been waiting for news on a raise or promotion, or expecting payment from a client, you may be waiting until the 23rd. Use the days prior to negotiate an appropriate deal for yourself. From the 26th you get busy on a new job or assignment. Daily life and communication are enhanced. If you have thinking about starting a night class, writing a book or blog, the 26th and 30th are auspicious for decisions and new communication based projects.

 

VIRGO: It’s topsy turvy for Virgo this month, hang on to your hat! So many vital opportunities are on offer for you, (potentially connected to a life changing commitment you make within a partnership mid month) but can only come to bear their delectable fruits when you finally resolve the endemic issue surrounding your home or family. The weekend of the 17th is your most advantageous period in which to deal with these issues and find the resources or financial support (also possible through a partnership) that can stimulate the resolution you seek. The following days (20th – 23rd) are equally supportive as you reconcile differences with your love connection. The lines of communication are open and you can articulate your heartfelt desires as they become clearer to you over the course of the week. Intuition is highlighted on the 5th, pay attention to clues. Financial opportunities emerge around the 26th and 30th. Learning the value of your own worth and contribution pays of big time.

 

LIBRA: You have phenomenal auspices this month, though attending to unfinished business seems to require your attention before you can truly embrace the substantial upgrades that are on route. You may spending some time in limbo as you reflect on the past so you can genuinely release burdens and baggage. It’s a good period in which to reflect on what has or has not worked, and to eradicate patterns of behavior tied up mainly in feelings that contribute to self sabotage. So many bigger and brighter things are on the way! Mid month events require dexterity, and emancipation from burdensome lifestyle arrangements or a job or habit that is holding you back from the massive success story in store for you over the coming year is highly likely at this time. Health can be precarious, especially if you are keeping a hectic schedule. An emphasis on the living arrangements come into focus during the last week and you can begin to make headway on your residential goals. The New Moon on the 30th begins a period of growth and prosperity for the coming year. Set intentions and make your wish.

 

SCORPIO: A love relationship continues to mutate in strange and mysterious ways, and the time is ripe to release the notion that someone is, or needs to be, perfect all the time and see this situation (and this person) for what it really is. Financial shortfalls continue to provide a contentious environment for the satisfaction of your desires, and may motivate you to press harder and harder for resolution, this will be especially apparent mid month. A job or assignment can produce a helpful boost in income over the weekend of the 17th. A soulful sojourn is possible now, as Venus and Jupiter illuminate your hidden desires. Intuition strengthens and dreams and premonitions illuminate what you seek in a love relationship. From the 23rd, the ambience shifts favorably, as Venus enters your sign. Pluto direct a few days later sees you back in your element, sensations of desire and intimacy resume their course and allow you to deepen your commitments accordingly.

 

SAGITTARIUS: Incredible dynamics are at play for you professionally, and despite a few road blocks and the twists and turns (Mercury retro, up ahead) it’s fair to assume a fantastic outcome when all the kinks have finally been ironed out. It looks as though you are in negotiation for a promotion and a lot of dialogue between the 20th – 23rd surrounding the topic of your compensation will be settled at that time. From there, everything moves and grooves forward, and with Mars leaving your sign on the 27th you’ll be feeling less antsy and hot under the collar. Domestic issues will culminate mid month, and a change is in the works in which you can settle a residential of family matter. There is a tense ambience around this transition that affects you personally, so don’t burn a bridge unless you really can afford to. The 17th – 19th speaks to love and creativity, you may meet someone with whom you spark unexpected and exciting synergy. Wonderful!

 

CAPRICORN: While clarity will not improve immediately, the clearing is in sight, and what you are capable of doing is setting targets and intentions, even if you are not quite sure how you will get there yet. Future objectives and especially professional pursuits are favorably highlighted (the weekend of the 17th and the New Moon on the 30th are especially advantageous) with significant developments for you particularly from the last week of the month. Pluto direct on the 26th and Mars from your sign the following day boost your charisma enormously, what ever frustration or delay you may have experienced so far this year, the time is right to make your boldest and biggest moves. Remember: iron fist – velvet glove, Jupiter in Libra bestows fortune on those who are tactful and diplomatic, so speak to your passion and conviction without bullying for the best results. Romantic and passionate energy is also generated under these auspices and you can (re)connect from the 23rd onward with someone who really stimulates your deepest desires.

 

AQUARIUS: Eclipses affect your finances this month and you may be seeing an end to one source of income, which in most cases has become a burdensome prospect or enterprise anyway, in order to make room for new growth (which you are likely to discover closer to the end of the year). You will find prosperity through a partner’s income or with a grant or loan right now, though the twists and turns of Mercury retrograde over the next few weeks will slow the process accordingly. News and developments unfolding from behind the scenes between the 20th – 23rd will reveal the missing links and from there you will be ready to move forward. Professionally you get a big boost from the 23rd, as positive influences help remedy some of the more abrasive challenges that have underscored your career quest for most of the year. Socially this remains a vibrant and exciting period, with Venus and Jupiter both stimulating genuine feel good vibes for you, and the weekend of the 17th an incredibly potent period for love and relationship building, you can anticipate some fun and revelry as well.

 

PISCES: It can be a volatile if not life changing month for the Fishes, with a huge culmination or meeting with destiny on the cards, particularly in regard to a key relationship. Partnerships are evolving at incredible speed right now, (look to the dates of both eclipses for crucial events) and even with a Mercury retrograde muddying the water, where you wind up at the end of this transformational month is going to look a whole lot different for you than where it began! With the dankness of the Saturn – Neptune square coming to closure, you will begin to see more clearly in the near future who or what your heart truly seeks. Thunderbolts and unexpected meetings or developments are stimulated, and the revelation of a soul mate connection is possible that leads you there. A conflict mid month can trigger professional anxiety or restlessness. Use the very positive days that follow (September 17th – 19th) to make financial inroads and grow your prosperity and reputation. A positive attitude will take you very far.

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Astrology, August Horoscope 2016, Horoscopes

STARGAZER FORECAST AUGUST 2016

TAKING AIM: VIRGO, SAGITTARIUS, AND THE ULTIMATE PRECISION

Mars exits the intense recesses of Scorpio on the 2nd, signaling a palpable change of atmosphere as it shifts into fiery Sagittarius. We emerge from the nether regions, having delved over several long months in-depth consideration of many of our most personal issues, new vistas open before us as we begin to embrace the future and the possibilities that lie ahead. It’s not all fun and games, though the Leo Sun transit may tempt us to think so. A strong Saturn influence as well as several activations to the North Node in Virgo, indicate August is future oriented, particularly where we are embarking on long range goals (Saturn) that have eluded us since last Spring. Reorientation has been required, and a Mars double dip in Scorpio charged us with the task of purging the relationships and activities that were preventing us from engaging in truthful and meaningful emotional exchanges. The motto of the last few months could have been “Go Deep or Go Home”.

This meaningful inquiry into the nature of desire itself has been of paramount importance since the very beginning of the year. It may be we don’t fully comprehend the powerful changes that have transpired (many have occurred in the recesses of the subconscious after all,) until Mars shifts signs. From the 2nd onward you may become more aware of precisely how different things are now, and perhaps ready to acknowledge the end of a significant relationship or to relinquish a way of life extensively explored during the prior phase. What ever the outward manifestation is, the perceptible change in consciousness should be observed as this is where you have gained the most perspective. All have undergone a period of critical evolution and metamorphosis in some area of life.

Mars in Sagittarius is motivated and ready for action. The road is perilous though and dicey aspects (Mars conjunct Saturn Aug. 24th, Mars square Neptune Aug. 26th, square Nodal Axis Aug. 29th) have to be navigated conscientiously. These transits can also imply our circumstances compel us to deal with certain evasive and challenging issues as a matter of priority. Mars – Saturn is the toughest nut to crack, beginning a two year cycle in which we first have to confront the obstacle and take up action to remedy the situation. Difficulty can lie in the paradoxical nature of these planets: Mars seeks to take immediate and direct action, Saturn a strategic and deliberate course. With Saturn direct from the 13th, we can begin to take initiative to fix the Saturn problem and form a plan of action to do so. We’ll begin to see the positive results of what we begin now in early December when Mars and Saturn sextile. Mars – Neptune is slippery and evasive, but can reveal where we may have deluded ourselves (or been deluded). This is not a good time for action, although creative inspiration will be high, and artistic activities may prove rewarding. Mars on the Nodal Axis at the end of the month super charges our evolutionary directives, though this can be unsettling where we haven’t fully embraced developing the North Node – Virgo attributes we are called upon to through this transit.

Venus will also endure a bit of a rough ride this month, so where we may have thought we were hopefully closing in on resolution of our inter-personal dynamics in the aftermath of the Mars retrograde cycle, there is a bit of a work in progress vibe over the first two weeks. Venus square Mars on the 6th, which can be very frustrating where a relationship is not living up to our perception of it’s potential or satisfying romantic or sexual longings. There can be a real sense of urgency to solve/resolve a situation in the moment, or simply to bail if circumstances provoke our temper to get out of control. There is great value in examining our feelings today, as they can be very instructive in revealing what needs to be worked on, even if aggravation or disappointment is a part of that examination, it is telling you where you need to build more satisfying conditions in your relationships, or even to move away from a situation which is not fulfilling your true desires. Venus square Saturn (Aug. 13th) and opposite Neptune (Aug. 14th) also reveal intensive confrontations within our partnerships. Saturn will weed out the weak or impractical and Neptune provides either a deliriously romantic ambience or shatters our illusions. How we experience these aspects correlates directly to the legitimacy of our relationships. This final gauntlet proves, for better or for worse, if our affections lie in the hands of those worthy of receiving them. Healthy relationships will mutate meaningfully, the unhealthy will self destruct. Better auspices to cultivate enduring connections occur during Venus trine Pluto (Aug. 17th) and Venus conjunct Jupiter (Aug. 27th). The Venus – Jupiter cycle renewing at 27 Virgo is an opportunity for growth though productive and conscientious efforts over the coming year. Virgo is an artisan and master planner and these qualities will resonate within our new cycle of growth in the realms of love, creativity and finances.

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 11.58.52 AMEIGHT OF PENTACLES – SUN IN VIRGO

“That which is coming into flower in you is of exquisite beauty and delicacy. Provide for it the nourishment needs. You don’t need to force anything! Everything unfolds at the proper time.”

ZEN MEDITATION: Silently sitting, doing nothing, the Spring comes and the grass grows by itself.

GERD ZIEGLER – TAROT, MIRROR OF THE SOUL

Meticulous Virgo energy predominates throughout the month as Mercury, Venus (from the 5th), Jupiter and the Sun (from the 22nd) transits provide a positive climate for organization and handling the details of a project or enterprise. Mercury will enter retrograde shadow on the 10th, so you may notice the pace slows down over the rest of the month. There is an initial reevaluation taking place as we move towards the retrograde cycle commencing at the end of the month. This makes the first 10 days of the month the most productive we’ll have for quite some time. You may still be active throughout August, but put the organization, planning and agreements into place by the 10th to maximize your productivity over the next two months. Mercury – North Node (August 8th) and Venus – North Node (August 16th) signal exciting developments triggering positive karmic implications for future oriented activities. Communication and romantic alliances have beneficial undertones, and fateful meetings or occurrences may transpire around these dates. Equally significant will be clues revealed on the 6th and 13th, as Mercury and Venus transit the eclipse degree (9 Virgo), stimulating events or awareness signaling what is to manifest in a few weeks time.

Saturn remains stationary at 9 Sagittarius for most of the month, turning direct on the 13th. (If you have planets or chart angles in Gemini, Virgo, Pisces or Sagittarius near this degree, this can prove a challenging, but pivotal period for you.) As Saturn marches forward once again, it moves towards it’s third and final exact square to Neptune at the end of the month. This culminates in it’s highest intensity on September 10th, the difficulties diminish from there onwards. As the Virgo eclipse (September 1st) falls in such hard alignment to Saturn – Neptune, it’s influence is strongly felt throughout the last week of August through the first week of September. As with any eclipse, there is the opportunity for change. The Lunar Eclipses signal endings, and Solar Eclipses, like the upcoming one in Virgo, stimulate beginnings. The beginning we’ll seek to make will require arduous work and complex maneuvering to take root. It really does not help that Mercury will be in retrograde at the time, as solutions will be even harder to come by. In some ways, though, it’s possible the eclipse can provide the necessary catalyst to overcome a circumstance, obstacle (Saturn) or illusion (Neptune) in order to embrace what is being offered.

The Virgo Eclipse chart, lots of t-square. We’ll discuss this more next month…

Virgo Eclipse

Lunations this month are far easier to handle, and stimulate incredible momentum within the ongoing storylines that will culminate positively at the end of the year during the Saturn – Uranus trine in late December. The New Moon on the 2nd at 10 Leo harmonizes to Saturn, lending stability and endurance for beginnings made and opportunities that arise at this time. A mild Lunar eclipse occurs at 25 Aquarius on the 17th, portending changes, (though none so critical or life changing as what is on tap for next month!) harmonizing fruitfully with a now retrograde Uranus, we may see a fortuitous culmination for activities we began in February. Socially and intellectually this is a vibrant period in which collaborations and innovative projects can come to positive resolution. This vibration underscores events around Jupiter quincunx Uranus on the 13th, which continues to urge us to find an unconventional solution. Circumstances in early November 2015 and again in March compelled action to manifest a goal representing innovation. Though Virgo, Jupiter influences us to apply methodical and practical approach within this endeavor. Initiative taken now also ties into completions revealed this December, as Jupiter plays a big role (opposite Uranus/sextile Saturn) from Libra at that time. What moves, shifts and grooves this month sets us up for the crucial and very positive alinements that unfold, you find success where you take a chance on unconsidered avenues. Time to try something different, again.

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ARIES: After months of mutations within financial agreements and intimate associations, you see the clearing and can finally come up for air. The future begins to unfold now and this is a mostly good month for reaching towards your dreams and promoting your ideas to larger audiences, though you have to remain incredibly mindful about attending to your wellness to keep up with the pace of activity you are heading into. As the stench of the prior several months begins to lift, you feel more at ease to push your agenda, though pushing it too hard around the 24th will lead to defeat. Tread carefully – rules and regulations apply here. You’ll appreciate some of the unexpected and revolutionary forces of Uranus in retrograde impacting you with less force, but also spend the rest of the year contemplating whether you have really gone far enough in breaking through the restrictions inhibiting your personal expression meaningfully enough. Clues around the 13th will clarify how successful you have been in liberating yourself, or where you might still have some work to do there. Work life, assignments and your productivity are favorable this month, and what you take on really sets strong ground work for incredible professional expansion on route this November – December. You can make exceptional progress on the 10th and 17th. A creative project or romantic alliance is highlighted this month as well, and you may notice shifting dynamics with a group of friends to accommodate your more personal longings and desires. The 6th and 13th can be challenging for romantic affiliations, especially if they involve someone you work with. Better auspices are present from the end of the month, as Venus transits Libra and conditions for love become more favorable.

TAURUS: As the friction surrounding your closest partnerships diminishes, you may find yourself wanting to play the game of love again as seductive vibrations (from the 6th) enter the zone of true romance. Very positive indications feature largely this month and you can begin anew or start a fresh chapter in your romantic life now. Circle the 14th, 16th and 17th for the biggest developments. The weekend of the 27th is also spectacular for discovering someone with huge potential, wedding bells could be in the air at this magical time, bully-bully. Not to be ignored is intuition about a tricky financial matter, most likely involving the influence of an outside source of income, loan or a partners’ income. The 6th and 24th bring all the dirty details to the surface, it’s up to you to muddle through what is revealed. There is not a short term solution to the financial problems or issues revealed in this phase, but you can use the information and insight illuminated at this time to make a practical and long range strategy that will see you through to the next stage. Ridding yourself of debt may be a serious issue you need to address right now. Feeling of limitation and debilitation will reveal what you need to solve or relinquish. Lunations (Aug. 2 and Aug. 17) this month send some shock waves through your domestic and professional life, one might need to be seriously modified to meet the demands of the other and you may see a career path come to an end, or otherwise your change your domestic scene (even move to another locale) in order to embrace a promotion or make a sought after change in life direction. Both Lunations are marked with very positive aspects, so what ever occurs is well supported and offer progress. Positive outcomes later in the year (especially where professional opportunities will be featured) are the pay off for changes you make now.

GEMINI: It’s your home base and roots that are most implicated this month, though you’ll see that you have a lot of good luck here, too, especially if your patience or prospects had worn thin over the prior months. There will likely be some back and forth in regard to new residential agreements, Mercury will shuffle backwards through this area next month, so bear all positive developments with a grain of salt and compromising spirit. If you are signing a lease or making a decision you may have to wait until closer to the end of September. Friction at your job or a vexing health issue that seemed unrepentant since early this year finally diminishes, and the emphasis of the coming period falls on partnerships and commitments you make to others. The first few weeks will resonate the themes revealed in April and if a relationship came but then quickly fell off the radar in that period, you may see new signs of life now. Because you are taking your one on ones much more seriously at this point in your life, you may find it challenging to reconcile renewed passions with your sense of responsibility, especially around the 24th. If you feel a sense of restriction in regard to finding a suitable partner, this is more likely a signal that you require a more profound sense of connection than what you have experienced in the past. Someone may need to prove their devotion to you at this time.

CANCER: The financial situation can intensify this month in a positive way, a position or promotion you had sought after can present you with an opportunity to prosper around the New Moon on the 2nd. The instability that has rocked you professionally for the last several months (or even years) diffuses through the end of 2016, though you will likely question at this time if you have achieved the liberation and autonomy you seek in this realm. Positive indications on the 1st and 16th point you in the right direction. The 16th also has interesting connotations, you may devise a scheme that gets you noticed. Socially this is set to be a vibrant period, with a great deal of communication and vibrancy in your day to life. Sharing your daily adventures and intellectual interests with your loved one brings you closer or you may meet someone of interest while in the midst of your daily routine. The 14th, 17th and 27th all bring magical enchantment to your love life. A great deal of energy and responsibility is indicated at your job or in your work life. With your productivity high, you do need to find a way to pace yourself, otherwise you could experience some issues around your health around the 24th. Chronic issues that are revealed around that time should be addressed immediately. Symptoms like fatigue can actually be indicators of bigger problems so get checked out if you notice recurring problems.

LEO: You enter a far more positive period, as Mars in Sagittarius stimulates new opportunities for love and self expression. A sense of responsibility continues to permeate these matters, but new inroads can be made now where you accept the responsibility for your desires and move forward with a personal agenda with maturity. A New Moon in your sign on the 2nd signals fresh new beginnings tied to long range efforts or commitments you are making in a love relationship, as a parent or in your creative self expression. In about a years’ time you will see how important the choices you make now were in retrospect. Relationships also rock this month, and there can be a significant culmination in a partnership around the 17th. Someone from a distance may be a feature here, and tantalizing, unexpected treats may lie in store. Money, earnings, values and possessions will also be a significant topic, with very good indications for progress and expansion. Look to the 17th, 22nd and 27th especially for good news. Paradoxically, the very assured progress you may be making in your personal enterprises can prove inimical to your financial well being (this will be most glaringly obvious around the September 1st eclipse), and the 6th and 13th can reveal the challenges. An innovative solution at this time can point you in the direction of the autonomy you seek. The 16th is also brilliantly lit, and you may uncover an opportunity and this is a fantastic time to express yourself to a wider audience, possibly even in foreign places or through media and publishing.

VIRGO: Love and romance can certainly be on the agenda this month, though you have to overcome some obstacles in the first half to get to the goodies that lie in store. Where you live and more significantly how you feel about where you come from (in regard to both the past and present tense) can provide challenges to the attainment of the love you might seek. Events on the 14th and 17th can bring a romantic affiliation to a head, you may want to dive in head first with someone who arouses your deepest desires and fantasies. Plan something special on the 27th, you are captivating and can win the game of love now. With so much still set to transpire over the next 8 weeks, (and truly culminating in mid September) enjoy these incredible moments on the way to the fulfillment of this meaningful relationship. While you have gone through several growth spurts since last August, this is the month in which you will find it easiest to make the upgrades you have sought to manifest for so long. The 16th and 22nd are phenomenal for positive developments. Domestic matters need sorting and to the extent these have gotten away from you over the last few month the more work you have in store to rectify the situation. What demands your harder review this month is the domestic situation, with a huge kaboom coming in early September if you don’t address the situation at home or with a family member now. Especially heed cues that come on the 24th and 29th. The situation requires wheeling and dealing and you are currently in fine form to attend to what is required of you this month. You’ll see the positive rewards for your efforts in December, keep chipping away.

LIBRA: Unstable influences that have presided in your partnerships require review, though a very significant culmination in your love life on the 18th can signal the future direction of a relationship, and calls upon you to answer the age old question, should I stay or should I go? A spontaneous gesture can move mountains, especially in situations that have been dicey or even completely came off the rails over prior months. Your subconscious reveals a desire you may have been keeping under wraps, stimulating a romantic idealism on the 27th, and fantasy fulfillment is possible, if you are willing to share your secrets. Compassionate and selfless expression of love for someone can bring deep satisfaction and grow your bond. You are in a very reflective phase this month, with intuition stimulating you to release the outmoded as you probe the deeper recesses of your psyche. This kind of purge can be very effective, as the resolutions and even endings that transpire now make room for the very new and improved conditions coming your way in September. This is especially useful if your self-talk is denigrating or self sabotage is holding you back from growth experiences. As these revelations occur, you do well to ask yourself why you don’t believe you deserve something, or if you really want it at all. You can effectively shed a lot of “programming” now. Communication and agreements demand clarity and precision, especially around the 24th. Social life may intrude upon your desire for privacy, pick and choose the invitations you accept. With so many positive (and life changing) developments on queue beginning next month, you can really use this period to eliminate what no longer resonates with your newly established values moving forward. The 6th and 13th are potent in revealing precisely where you have room for improvement.

SCORPIO: There’s no question you aren’t quite the same person you were at the beginning of the year, and while you are probably satisfied with how far you have managed to come, you will equally not miss the trails of fire and ice you endured to get where you are right now. Mars in your sign can stimulate an ambience of strife and conflict you are probably ready to rid yourself of. A far more socially oriented phase is beginning, and there are wonderful opportunities to connect (or reconnect) with friends and allies this month. If you’ve been missing out on the love game, check out the 16th – 17th and and 27th for really enticing developments. Sharing your hopes and dreams deepens intimacy at these times. Finances require immediate appraisal and if a nagging matter has been shelved in the prior phase, you’ll get an inkling to do something big about it on the 24th. Where resources present an obstacle, especially where your most cherished wishes are on the table, it is time to strive for a solution. The upcoming eclipse on the 17th can see you shuffling home/career priorities. You’ll see you have come a long way since February, especially where a residential goal was concerned. With the domestic arrangements coming sorted, you have leeway to pursue your aspirations, a factor that becomes increasingly significantly important next year (from May to September 2017 you’ll really see a boost in your popularity and even fame). The New Moon on the 2nd portends a golden opportunity to move up the ladder of success, perhaps a project that will elevate your status (and definitely boost your earnings potential) if you are willing to move slow and steady towards this goal.

SAGITTARIUS: After months of internal review, you burst fourth into an exciting new cycle of life and activity. From the 2nd, Mars transits your sign (through September 27th) awakening you to the latent possibilities you have likely imagined over the last 2 months, if not the entirety of the year so far. Mars is pure energy, but this transit can also be accompanied by a degree of friction. You are very willful in this phase and contacts to Saturn (Aug 24) and Neptune (Aug 26) can be a bit rocky for you where you seek to push your agenda too strongly. A slippery issue regarding your residence can be a debilitating factor, Neptune suggests you are not seeing a situation clearly, or that someone in your domestic realm is somehow draining your emotional or financial resources. The Saturn contact urges you to take slow and cautious action, and despite a sense of urgency, your new found maturity will act as a guide in this period, should you yield to the messages you get around the 24th. Also a huge topic for the next two months is your reputation, profession and achievement. This has been a big year for career advancement, and despite the snails pace thus far, the next 8 weeks are your prime time to step up your efforts to meet your destiny and get on your life path. The 8th, 16th, 17th, 22nd and ESPECIALLY the 27th – 29th are absolutely phenomenal for making a big impression on those who can help you up the ladder of success in your chosen field. The eclipse next month (Sept. 1) pushes you even further, and you can clear the way for success this month by dealing with the nagging Neptune and Saturn issues as much as possible. The New Moon on the 2nd signals a meaningful shift in consciousness.

CAPRICORN: Huge shifts in the ambience this month will allow you to make plans for the future and get traction going on key endeavors that have been elusive so far this year. With the stagnant months of indecision far behind, it’s time to anticipate the big changes that are on the way. You can do this most effectively by articulating your goals to a broader audience this month, and the 17th, 27th and 29th really stand out for you to make a big impression. Some of the work requires maneuvering behind the scenes, with major financial implications in store on the 2nd and 17th. A business partnership can change your financial status for the better. Follow leads and opportunities, your intuition is sharp in this phase and will lead you to materialize a major shift in your earnings. Positive developments in your love life can also be forthcoming, the 6th onward sees a harmonious shift in energy that will enhance your appeal and receptivity to romantic encounters, though you’ll be challenged to resolve issues around self sabotage or feelings of inadequacy on the 6th, 13th or 24th. Momentous encounters between the 14th – 17th point you in the right direction. Events occurring at the end of the month could see you traveling to distant shores in the name of love or signal a fantastic professional opportunity. Much, much more is on tap next month as Venus and Jupiter move up to the apex of your chart, opening up a period of prosperity and advancement unlike anything you have experienced in over a decade. The hard work of the last several years pays off, and with Saturn, your ruler, direct from the 13th, you’ll be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel very soon.

AQUARIUS: Partnerships are hot in August, with a New Moon (Aug. 2) and Eclipse in your sign (Aug. 17) there can be some significant developments within a love relationship. Very pleasurable moments strike at the beginning of the month, an exciting connection can be made on the 1st. In the case of an ongoing relationship, deepening intimacy can be a feature over the next 8 weeks, although some twists and turns should be anticipated while Mercury retrogrades in September. This will also impact your financial agreements, particularly those with outside lenders or sources of revenue or joint bank accounts. At this phase you are examining your shared values and building emotional trust within a relationship. The commitments you make are reflexive of how much others value your contribution within a merged effort, in love, in finances, what ever is shared and where a mutual contribution is made, will be an important topic. The 17th, 22nd, 27th and 29th are all very favorable for conversations and negotiations surrounding these topics. Socially this is a very exciting period, and after a very hard working phase which began at the onset of the year, you’ll be ready to let the hair down and get back out among the people. If you have by trying to connect with a more mature, prestigious or goal oriented crowd, you’ll have opportunities when you get over any stumbling blocks that may be present around the 24th. Pay attention to financial matters around the 26th, as a deceptive and potentially delusional energy is afoot. A friend or colleague may present a get rich quick scheme. Best to back out of that conversation as quickly as possible.

PISCES: You sense of life direction becomes clearer this month, and you may embark on a real mission to establish your authority or reputation over the next two months. Partnerships are emphasized, and while many lovely developments are on queue to enhance an existing bond or begin a new one, events this month, and even more so in the next, not only bring unforeseeable developments, but also stand to challenge your own emergent sense of direction and urgency for personal achievement. (See the 6th and 13th for the dirty details!) So the road to where you are headed, while clearer to you now than before, is sure to be quite convoluted, but hang in there, as potent developments ensure you’ll get there… in time. The key is flexibility. You’ll be in the midst of negotiating a promotion or new position this month, and the period from the 24th – 26th is imbued with incredible potential if you keep your dealings pragmatic and respectable, and try not to let a crisis of confidence bog you down. Really phenomenal developments in your relational sphere, and especially through partnerships are forthcoming and will lead you towards an incredible culmination next month. Mercury retrograde could see some past issues resurface and this will be a period strewn with twists and turns, but destiny is guiding your hand right now, and you have some powerful forces at work moving you towards, potentially, the love of a lifetime. The 14th – 17th is a special period in which you can trust your heart. The weekend of the 27th is also magical, and all these dates can prove to be lovely markers on the path to true romance.

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Astrology, Horoscopes, July Horoscope, Uncategorized

STARGAZER FORECAST JULY 2016

PHOENIX RISING

July features intensely transformational overtones, as Uranus and Pluto themes are reactivated during our key Lunations – the Cancer New Moon (July 4th – opposite Pluto,) then Capricorn Full Moon (July 19 – square Uranus) as well as by transiting planets in Cancer. July is a pivotal period ripe with dynamic potential for change. If you are ready to jump the shark, massive breakthroughs are possible now! Mars is direct and gaining momentum every day. Where indecision prevailed on how or where to take action, initiative and clarity comes to replace confusion or misdirection. In many ways this month is about reconciling issues that have been endemic or evasive since the beginning of the year, with the cosmos offering much support to resolve that which has proved challenging and finally move forward. From the depths of Scorpio, passion is aroused, a Phoenix Rising from the ashes and embers of all that we will leave behind.

While we can hopefully we can make the most of these influences on a personal level, these challenges are being played out on the world stage as well. The most pernicious of these would be the Saturn – Neptune square, which is strongly featured throughout the Summer, peaking in influence June 17th and September 10th. Neptune represents our collective idealism, and Saturn in hard aspect indicates there are massive philosophical and ethical boundaries being drawn in harsh conflict with that idealism. England’s shocking and historical exit from the EU, terror events in Orlando and Istanbul (among others), controversies in Brazil surrounding the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in August, even the terrifying rise of the xenophobic and race baiting Donald Trump in our current US presidential election, are all indicative of this conflict. The other shoe drops in mid 2025 – as a new cycle begins when Saturn – Neptune conjunct in the earliest degrees of Aries, incidentally, Pluto will collaborate from Aquarius. A technological breakthrough (probably associated with reproduction or genomics) at this time will be highly relevant for the upcoming 30 year cycle. Brave New World? Possibly. The choices we make now, and especially the political and economic policies put into place over the next few years will be instrumental when Saturn/Neptune announces the new normal that comes into fruition in 7 – 9 years.

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“You are now ready to make the necessary changes in your life. Accept the pain that may come with the loss of the old.” – Gerd Ziegler Tarot Mirror of the Soul

Healing Opportunities

It’s likely the prior Mars retrograde phase brought up highly intensive appraisals where our most intimate alliances and passions are concerned. Mars now direct, (from June 29) gives us the energy to really confront these issues, many of which were instigated at the onset of the year. A process of resolution is now taking place, and particularly the topics of late February and early March will resonate throughout the month. The Sun from Cancer, (and also Venus until the 13th) supports this process immensely. The period of the 16th – 18th is highly constructive for us emotionally, as an affirming and healing Grand Water Trine from Sun – Cancer to Mars – Scorpio and Chiron – Pisces offer a glimpse into the deepest of our emotions and desires. The opportunity to resolve wounds is possible when we let our true feelings emerge and express our desire for emotional clarity and security. Chiron is a bit of a renegade, so don’t be surprised if there in an unconventional or punk rock twist to developments that occur at this time. Embracing the unusual is favored and encourages positive results.

This trine gives us incredible strength, and urgency – with Mars direct now, to address a significant and emotionally charged or complicated issue. (February 23rd and June 11th may reveal clues for this topic, as Mars visited 25 Scorpio on these dates, as it does now.) Venus sextile Jupiter (July 1) and Venus trine Mars (July 6) are very harmonious, and encourage growth within relationships that may have undergone a barrage of challenges over the last several months. Venus will harmonize Chiron July 8th, and a love relationship that has endured the trials and tribulations of the prior months can provide great satisfaction now as well.

The Full Moon in Capricorn on the 19th taps right into the trine, turning it into a kite. This is a powerful and majestic configuration to behold. With Capricorn at the top of the kite, our highest ambitions and enterprises are stimulated and backed up by incredible emotional conviction. Uranus can be a bit intrusive at this time, squaring the Full Moon from Aries, and charging the ambience with some friction or instability. The rapid and unexpected changes brought on by Uranus will lose some intensity when Uranus goes retrograde at the end of the month. While Uranian changes are liberating, they also tend to be disruptive and unexpected, so an ease out (through the end of December) could be a welcome respite!

The Cancer New Moon (July 4th) falls in opposition to Pluto, so dynamics of power and control will be a prominent theme at this time. The instinctual nature of Cancer is associated with protection, though there may be a very stormy episode in store that pushes us out of our comfort zone as we are called upon to attend to a crisis or confrontation. In doing so we have the potential to resolve and eliminate a long standing conflict associated with oppression. Keep your motives and actions altruistic, as engaging duplicity or dishonesty to prevent an altercation will cost you far more in the end. This is a period that calls for brutal honesty and rock solid conviction. Act with integrity from your emotional center, and do not be deterred. This is one of the more transformational passages of the year, and a genuine breakthrough is possible, resolving endemic issues surrounding the balance of power once and for all.

DEEP HEALING – WATER GRAND TRINE: Chiron/Pisces; Mars/Scorpio; Sun/Cancer

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Fresh Perspectives – The New Mercury Cycle

Sun and Mercury conjunct on July 6th at 15 Cancer, establishing a new course of directives and activities extending through the end of October. As always, the retrograde period (occurring in September,) will provide a pivot point or reorientation for the endeavors set into motion at this time. As it ties in closely to the events that occur during the New Moon a few days prior, (Sun and Mercury oppose Pluto on the 7th, articulating the themes of the power dynamics we seek reconciliation for, as indicated by the New Moon) you can expect some heated dialogue around the topics that arose a few days earlier. Exchanges may be prickly, and it can be that the beginnings made now are made under highly contentious influences.

Mercury towards the end of the Retrograde Cycle is in a super close and harmonious angle to Pluto from Virgo, for the whole last two weeks of September, as it stations direct. What seems like a super pervasive obstacle now, or a hindrance or burdensome commitment, actually yields a treasure in a few months down the road. It may be an issue of having to coddle to superiors, or to relinquish some form of power, but that which forces transformation in the current context becomes a genuine source of strength very soon. As perspective shifts over the next few months, we’ll come to realize that alliances formed now (or breaking off with those which have been holding us back,) served us in the long game. Changes we make in this period feed right into the success story we can embrace in September.

Saturn in Sagittarius – Reaching the Destination

Transiting Saturn tends to harshen the area (or themes, in the case of transits to planets,) in which it resides, applying pressure and challenges in order to signal you to what requires work and commitment at a given time to find enduring satisfaction within the realm of experience currently being transited. On an objective level, these transits can be fraught with tension, shortages, blockages and even strife. The intent of Saturn is to stimulate a subjective confrontation that asks you to examine how successfully you have achieved what you sought in these arenas, which only through steady and conscientious effort can the desired results be achieved. By paying close attention to where you feel you are coming up short, not good enough or being slighted your wishes, the truth of what you need to work towards is most readily revealed.

It is worth particular consideration for the next 6 weeks, as Saturn completes it’s retrograde cycle, to examine how successfully you have attended to the work of this transit. Until August 13th, we are still living off the karma we had built up from last Fall, and that karma reveals where we can still do better, and make improvements that will fortify this important topic or issue. Supportive aspects of Mercury (July 19), Venus (July 20) and Sun (August 1) from Leo to Saturn in Sagittarius can provide marvelous opportunities that benefit our long range objectives. Important directives can be initiated and move forward at these times. Creativity and risk taking play a role.

From August both Mars and Saturn are in better form to bring conviction to our efforts and get those long range objectives back into motion and begin to take shape. Use this month to start to set those goals by reflecting on what has and has not worked so far, as well as clarify your own objectives. Sagittarius seeks to take aim, so the more specific you are, the more likely you are going to reach your target.

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MONTHLY HOROSCOPE BY SIGN:

ARIES: A positive turn around regarding a financial/monetary agreement or intimate relationship can be expected, following a highly transformative period over the last several months. An ongoing negotiation, likely stemming as far back as 2012, may finally come to standing resolution. You’ve struggled to finalize this matter, a loan, divorce settlement, or a substantial commitment can now successfully be addressed. The 6th is golden for such an agreement. Professional developments around the 19th are the result of all the hard work you’ve been putting in, good work! Just in time as your romantic and creative prospects blossom from the 13th onward. Enticing vibrations stimulate your passions this month, with a revealing moment on the 6th showing you your hearts’ truest of intentions. Make a commitment on the 20th. This one is built to last. Mercury (July 19), Venus (July 20) and Sun (August 1) from Leo to Saturn in Sagittarius are positive for your academic career, travel or publication. Your creativity and self expression allow you to tap a broader audience and offer exciting serendipities for your love life. Your domestic and personal realm is also super charged through the first half of the month, with significant changes afoot in your family life. The New Moon on July 4th sees you taking a big step forward, possibly into unknown territory.

TAURUS: Your social life is buzzing this month and delays or separations from a partner endemic since early this year are soon rectified. Mid month is magical, though you can also circle the 6th and 10th for very positive developments. Communication is emphasized and daily life will be bustling with excitement. If you have been apart from the one you love, you will see an upsurge in activity. Express your heart’s desire on the 8th or 16th, you will be heard loud and clear and love the response. More vexing will be a matter associated with travel, exploration or education. Stimulation to reach out to the world abroad could prove challenging, as you have some changes in agenda you may have to accommodate to make a situation work. Big indications arrive around the 19th. From mid month the emphasis shifts to home and personal life, with stabilizing influences from the 19th and 20th offering the opportunity you have been waiting for to set down roots or make long lasting changes to your current living arrangements. Financial news you get can assist you in obtaining your objectives, and relationships with family and those closest should run smoothly. You may be welcoming an older relative or flatmate into your house hold who provides a mature perspective from within your household.

GEMINI: It’s been difficult to remain productive with any degree of consistency so far this year, despite a huge dose of inspiration and initiative that likely struck in May. While you’ll likely be attending to financial matters for the first few weeks, (some of these likely quite vexing, particularly if the money of others features here) there is an interesting career prospect or assignment that will capture your attention mid month. If you work in a healing profession or are willing to engage an unconventional route here, you can really succeed at this time. Intense lunar activity this month highlights financial activity and you can make a breakthrough in a situation that has seemed insurmountable. Pay attention to hunches in the first week. Intuition is highlighted and the New Moon on the 4th can bring an unanticipated opportunity into the mix. From mid month the ambience becomes far more social with many events and meetings taking place through August. A partnership can start to see signs of life as well, and the 20th is highlighted for cementing a relationship or renewing your commitment. Someone comes through for you and shows you how much they care.

CANCER: Really dynamic (and potentially confrontational) energy abounds this month, you might seal the deal on a meaningful commitment or see a relationship implode. What occurs of course depends on your circumstances, and in the case of an ending or separation, remain philosophical and move on. Events occurring this month are meant to move you into the right place, so if you are with the wrong person, you are merely clearing the way to let the right one in. For those in the mad throes of passion, you can easily cultivate your connection on the 6th and 16th. The Capricorn Full Moon (July 19th) speaks volumes and signals a fortunate change in your partnership status. Commitments can be made under these auspices, and your emotional center will be tapped right into developments that occur during this vibrant lunation. From mid month, finances are in the spotlight, and a work assignment can be lucrative for you if you are willing to accept and live up to the attendant responsibilities this position will require. Positive developments on the 20th and and 27th send beams of encouragement for your enterprises.

LEO: After a year comprised of highly private and subjective considerations, you finally begin to come into your own this month as energy and initiative begin to bubble to the surface. A family or residential matter that got sidetracked earlier this year can now be resolved. The 6th and 18th stimulate the opportunities for change you have been aching to make. From the 13th, Venus in your sign makes you far more receptive to pleasure and romantic exchange, a rekindling of passion is possible. You’re likely taking your love relationships more seriously in this phase (Saturn in Sagittarius), and positive influences on the 19th and 20th allow these ties to deepen in commitment organically. If there is no one about with whom you feel the urge to “get serious”, examine where your personal standards and reality are (or aren’t) intersecting. While there is no need to rush out and grab for the first available person you meet, Venus can open up a sweet spot you may have thought you had outgrown, reminding you first and foremost that you are deeply romantic soul after all, and helping you lower your guard just long enough to let someone in. Passion is ignited next month, at long last! Use the feelings gestating in this period to tap into your forgotten or abandoned wish. You’ll be surprised what develops through the rest of Summer.

VIRGO: You’ve been in the hot seat for quite some time there Virgo, and for the most part July is a bit of a breather as you prepare for a rock and roll September. (August has a few challenges in store for you in regard to family and residence, and although Venus in your sign will smooth things over in many ways, this one is a bit more mellow for you.) Relationships seem to be paramount this month, and some volatile influences presiding over friendships and romantic relationships (and the conflicts that divide them), figure largely, suggesting turning points within your alliances this month. Having to choose between your crew of comrades over a love interest around July 4th can have harsh consequences. Make it up to them quickly on the 6th, (super enticing) or you might suffer a setback on the 7th (very, very volatile). By the time of the Full Moon on the 19th, you or this person will have made up their mind about the state of this union, and while underlying factors favor achieving harmonious emotional rapport in a relationship, if a separation occurs, accept it and move on. Assuming you have come through substantial obstacles to maintain this relationship (Saturn – Neptune) and the love is still there, this can be a culminating moment with your partner. In two months time, eclipses dynamize this union, or bring an opportunity to begin anew. Stay true to your heart, and you will never go wrong.

LIBRA: A great deal of positive momentum and heightened visibility is present this month both financially and professionally. The New Moon on the 4th portends a big change, a kind of “grab for the brass ring” moment of opportunity. Significant alterations will be required in your personal or residential life to accommodate this offer, but auspices confer success favoring the bold and the brave right now. What you set into motion now has long range implications – in a year from now Mars will come to occupy the apex of your chart, while Jupiter from your sign (from September) confers good fortune and expansion. The whole of next Summer could be among the most significant for your career, reputation and highest aspirations for many years to come. Events and initiatives that occur this July play a large role in how successful you will be. If you go back a year in time, you’ll recall you dealt with some pretty harsh financial realities and wake up calls. Critical in that period was defining your personal sense of self worth and your values. You get a second chance to tackle money matters this month, after a long period of delay or indecision. Projects or assignments that generate revenue and resources can move forward. Scorpio’s involvement with your financial sector can indicate money from outside sources. The 1st, 6th, 8th, and 10th are dynamite for sealing lucrative contracts connected to your career. There is an unconventional twist to all this mid month. Someone close to home assists you.

SCORPIO: After exhaustive and substantial consideration and reconsideration of where and how you can most effectively direct your energy (mostly as it pertains to your sense of identity, values and personal definition) you can come to an inroads that gets you going towards a more clearly defined target. Deliberate and intentional use of your power makes this a potent period for getting what you want, and the emotional resonances abundant within the first two weeks (and also between the 16th – 18th) will put you back in touch with what your innermost heartfelt longings. Desire speaks for itself on the 6th, you can connect readily within a relationship that may have seen delays over the prior months. A sense of urgency is pervasive around the 14th to finish up that which has been, for one reason or another, impossible to resolve since early February. A work matter is likely emphasized and it may be high time to move on to greener pastures. Ultimatums are being thrown left and right, you may be dodging or dealing the artillery. The 7th, 11th and 16th are volatile. It’s time to drop worn out scripts and change your approach entirely. From the 13th, emphasis shifts to your public role, fame and profession. For four super charged weeks, your reputation escalates. The 16th, 20th and 27th are remarkable for making an impression on those who can take you far up the ladder of success. You’ll have a chance to rectify your financials next month, for now focus on where your want or need to be. Slow and steady.

SAGITTARIUS: For months you have been attending to the inner work, the behind-closed-doors super internal soul seeking. July is a significant turning point for you, as transformations, (many of which you have been undergoing since the beginning of the year) really take root, and you can finally find the closure you have sought, possibly aided by an intimate connection. Look to the 6th for a meaningful connection to bring a turning point. The flow of feelings is strong as you realize you can release a limitation or burden. Lunations this month emphasize financials, and there can be some anxiety in this regard. Trust your instincts and values, there is a make or break dynamic present, especially in agreements you make with others. Look specifically to the first week for a breakthrough. A financial commitment you undertake around the 6th plays a big role in the big career news that resonates in September. From the 13th, the preparation you have made internally opens you to a far more fun and appealing new ambience. As Venus, then Mercury and finally the Sun (July 23) all move into Leo, creating the kind of supportive and constructive atmosphere that has been absent for you for much of the year. The 19th and 20th, as well as August 1st offer substantial developments that allow you to engage with real growth experiences. Saturn has asked you to make concessions and remain focused on a few very important topics. You will now see how this has benefited you in the long term. Opportunities for travel and self expression will provide stimulating encounters. Trust in these serendipities now, next month you absolutely take flight.

CAPRICORN: Massive breakthroughs are possible this month, and for those of us Caps who have recently been through the scouring effects of Uranus square Sun and Pluto conjunct Sun can testify, changes of both chaotic and epic proportions have only served to strengthen and fortify our aims. The Capricorn Full Moon on the 19th brings it all home and is infused with a genuine sense of possibility of all that is yet to come. Even the delays and frustrating setbacks experienced since February suddenly click and make sense. Something could not have happened yet, simply because it simply was not ready to. That fruit is now maturing, as Mars collaborates effectively with the Full Moon, you can begin to manifest a significant personal enterprise. Finding the right people has been paramount, and for the most of July, the right partner. The New Moon on the 4th opens the doorways to a very meaningful one on one connection, with the 6th, 10th and 16th elaborating on the possibilities that this union represents. There is volatility underfoot, and groundbreaking energy over the first week (and coupling with the Full Moon in your sign) represents breakthroughs in a partnership, and abandoning scripts that have outlived their purpose or failed to live up to their potential. From the 13th, invigorating and stimulating intimacy coalesces, commitment deepens. The 20th seals the deal on financial or romantic agreements. As you are about to enter one of the most important professional periods of the decade, you are empowered right now to choose who you want to bring into this next, highly significant cycle of growth.

AQUARIUS: It’s a busy month at the onset for work and assignments, and your personal productivity is back on track, allowing you to make real professional progress after months of delay and set backs. Look back to the goals you set last Summer, these are the ones that are now ready to manifest. Serendipities on the 6th, 10th and 16th offer opportunities for advancement and assure progress in your work and daily routine over the first two weeks. Cultivation of good habits is easier in this phase. The 16th – 18th are powerful for you professionally. You showcase your abilities brilliantly and can earn a promotion or new position. Intuition and emotion runs high. You have been working towards these goals since 2012, so the realization of them will feel overwhelming! The New Moon on the 4th opens the door to a new chapter, this will see a positive outcome this Fall. From the 13th the emphasis moves to close partnerships and your key relationship(s). A fun and social ambience from the 13th – 19th can bring an introduction ripe with possibility or see you busy with your sweetheart attending parties and events. The 16th is exceptional for a love proclamation. More divine intervention on the 19th, 20th and 27th sees you and yours deepening your connection. The commitments made now endure, and enhance your ability to realize your hopes, wishes and dreams.

PISCES: You are deep in your comfort zone for most of July, and although friends and lovers may not quite be getting along in this phase, abundant serendipities can provide an outlet for your creative energy. A potent beginning in a love relationship or within an enterprise connected to your self expression is highlighted during the New Moon on the 4th, but don’t let friends be too critical or undermine your growing self confidence. Having to prove yourself to someone, or even a group of friends or colleagues can actually push you into uncharted waters, look to the 6th, 7th and 16th for outstanding developments. Being a creature of comfort, some of these can be disconcerting, though if alliances have out lived their usefulness, you can cut ties graciously around the time of the Capricorn Full Moon on the 19th. A key partnership develops harmoniously in this phase, and the 5th, 8th, 10th and 16th offer welcomed developments here. From mid month, work and productivity is highlighted, with the 13th to 18th ripe for finding a job or assignment in which you can showcase your creativity. Professional endeavors which have kind of taken a back seat to the more immediate concerns of the last few months get a boost on the 20th, 27th and August 1st. Events and developments around these dates set the stage for a massive victory next month, when your career catches on like wild fire. For the first half, recreation and vacation can be fulfilling, while facilitating a necessary recharge. Your time is coming, for now enjoy the beauty all around you!

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Solstice Forecast – Stargazer Summer

Summer begins on an auspicious note, as Jupiter and the North Node reach a second conjunction at 15 Virgo on the 21st. Very positive developments can occur now, as assistance and luck can be present in our evolutionary endeavors that set us on course for bigger and better opportunities ahead. Jupiter trine Pluto Sunday June 26th expands upon this opportunity, as good fortune and optimism stimulate a longer range transformation that has been occurring. Dreams and objectives that unfold in the large scale can manifest now. Look back to the activities and enterprises you engaged with early October of last year as well as in March. Initiative you have taken can now trigger really expansive opportunities that allow you to completely change your life for the better.

Mars is direct from Wednesday June 28th. After 2 1/2 months of misdirection and thwarted agendas, we can begin to put things into motion and move forward. From the depths of Scorpio, we are all considering/reconsidering our closest alliances, and matters of intimacy and establishing emotional trust have been a rather intensive subject for the last several weeks. Saturn traveled a substantial part of it’s retrograde last Summer in this precise area of the zodiac, so if you are feeling a sense of de ja vous, or that the topics, obstacles and delays of that period are being revisited, you are right on with that intuition. With Mars now direct and finalizing it’s journey through Scorpio through July, there is energy on hand to tackle an ongoing issue endemic over the prior year. Cancer transits and particularly Venus trine Mars July 6th and Sun trine Mars July 16th will offer the necessary emotional insight required to rectify an issue that exists in our most interior realm, generating a harmonious climate for smoothing over the difficulties that may have been present recently. Mercury trine Mars on July 10th is a great day to have a significant conversation that will bring clarity to this matter.

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Venus in Cancer – Two of Cups: “There is nothing to do but enjoy what life offers. I am now ready to let into my life the love relationships which will fulfill me.” ~ Gerd Ziegler

From Cancer, energy turns inward, and a nurturing ambience is present throughout July. Not so easy are oppositions to Pluto/Capricorn and squares to Uranus/Aries, which present unpredictable turning points marked by crisis or confrontation. The Cancer New Moon on July 4th falls in stark opposition to Pluto, and there will be a critical departure or significant change at this time. Late June into July has a highly gestational quality about it. We will withdraw to cultivate our treasure from within the interior world. Leo transits – beginning with Venus on July 13th – open us up to fun and recreational avenues that enhance pleasure, love and self expression. The gestation is complete and that which has undergone metamorphosis within us can now be revealed to the outer world.

By August we move into a brisk and exciting, but potentially tense phase that leads up to the immensely significant Virgo Eclipse on September 1st. In many ways, the major activity cycle for 2016 begins now. The North Node and Virgo-Jupiter are highly active, but harsh alinements from Virgo to Saturn in Sagittarius suggest we have major obstacles to overcome in order to engage with the evolutionary opportunities offered by this Eclipse. Mercury triggers the eclipse degree on August 6th, and Venus on the 13th. Intuition into future developments, as well as agreements and conversations around these dates can offer clues and set the stage for that which develops around September 1st.

Saturn resumes direct motion on August 13th as well, allowing us to release the karma of the prior phase and build anew with a greater understanding of our personal objectives currently manifesting through Sagittarius. A week later, Mars leaves the shadow of the prior retrograde, creating a fire and ice conjunction with Saturn on the 24th at 9 Sagittarius. This signals the beginning of an important 2 year cycle in which the topics of Saturn – Sagittarius are now really crystalizing. Mars transverses through the eye of the needle, stimulating action to be taken upon these goals with urgency. This conjunction can be very challenging, your drives are subjugated to practical concerns and this can manifest in feelings of restriction or frustration. The best use of this energy is to methodically and patiently work towards long range goals or on aspects of life that require more effort as they are quite obvious now.

Ouch! A whole lot of Saturn square during the Virgo Eclipse! At least Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in cahoots should help us stay optimistic🙂

Virgo Eclipse

The Virgo Eclipse is an incredibly potent period in which we’ll see massive culminations and transformations occur. The Mutable t-square is activated, and the longer issue of it’s resolution is possible now. From Virgo, transiting planets, as well as the Eclipse period itself tap Neptune in opposition and Saturn by square. Pluto lends support by trine, an aspect that governs significantly over the Mercury – Virgo retrograde, (August 31 – September 22) with the two locked into a deeply penetrating conversation throughout the last two weeks of September. It’s highly likely developments, activities and opportunities that emerged in June (Jupiter – North Node, Jupiter trine Pluto) are featured prominently, with really remarkable growth occurring from August into September.

What makes this whole thing a bit squirrly is this issue between the transiting planets and North Node in Virgo conflicting with Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius as well as Neptune off in Pisces. And Mercury, that rascal and trickster, is retrograde, tying up our progress as we attend to renegotiating massive chunks of all the positive prospects revealed during this phase. Virgo is of course, the master of details, refinement and attainment of perfection. To get there, Virgo must see all the components that make up the whole, which has a decisive quality to it, while Sagittarius is focused on The Bigger Picture. Pisces – Neptune seeks to infuse inspiration and spiritual conviction, though most impractically, which can have an unravelling effect on our efforts. Finding a way to make all these disparate energies work together is the key to resolving the dilemma we are confronted with, and quite worthwhile to undertake. When you successfully reconcile this issue, you become practically invincible in having all these energies at your disposal. Choose to be controlled by nothing by not allowing distractions to derail your efforts. Take August and September one day and one task at a time. If you have set your intentions in June, stay that course.

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Libra – The Scales of Justice

September 9th we herald the return of Jupiter to Libra, a highly beneficial placement that enhances the development of fairness and equilibrium within our one on one partnerships. The next 14 months will encourage diplomacy and lend a wonderful ambience to our one on one relationships. Growth through partnerships is highlighted. The September 30th New Moon in Libra will make a significant connection to this placement, and will signal the brilliant culminations on route for December.

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