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Your ruling planet Mars is set to turn retrograde in Libra—your 7th house of intimate, open partnerships. It and asteroid Vesta are as good as conjunct to the northnode which has recently moved into Libra making all manner of partnerships karmic and you protective of them. You have been investing a great deal of energy into partnerships but with your ruler in it’s ‘fall’ in this sign, making headway in the ever-striving-to-be-equitable Libra, has had it’s frustrations. Aside from Uranus spurring you on to revolutionise yourself, relationships may have seemed to be dragging the chain somewhat—with you wondering if they’re holding you back. With the Sun, Moon, Neptune, Chiron and Juno all in Pisces in your solar 12th house this has been the time of year to withdraw a little and hedge your bets. As Mars reverses through Libra you will get an opportunity to examine and refine your approach to your partnerships and with it relief from the old head/desk routine.
This new Moon in your 12th house makes a lovely aspect to Jupiter who is currently residing in Cancer your ‘home’ turf and the place of your foundations. Jupiter stationing direct mid-week in aspect to this new Moon- a lovely trine, will certainly reinforce the need and the space you have at home to gain quietude from the cut and thrust of life on planet Earth.
Saturn in your house of death, sex and taxes stations retrograde on Monday and this will turn your mind back to thoughts of the unfathomable mysteries of life, which while difficult to articulate you are certainly more aware than you’ve ever been about how severely the unseen can impact in ways . . . most mysterious. Ceres arrival into this house (briefly) suggests a future bounty in this area.
Mercury stationing direct in Aquarius, co-inciding with the today’s new Moon will see you renewing connections with people you’ve recently seen little of and Venus gliding into your solar 11th house will help with any noses that have been put out of joint by your apparent and seemingly uncharacteristic withdrawal.
Jupiter in your solar house of communications has been retrograde since early November last year. While you have wanted to be able to . . speak expansively since November you have felt a bit thwarted—especially when you’re also very aware of the emotional ramifications on those nearest and dearest through the simple act of calling a spade a spade. You are a compassionate soul Taurus and love has been very important to you of late-- seriously so. You understand the severity of words and how this can seriously damage the N&D’s. So at least since November you have wisely stayed schtumm and acted in a clearly needed supporting role even when you might have secretly wondered about the viability of what those who are nearest and dearest to you are doing. Mars stationing retrograde in your solar house of health, work and service will see you revisiting all that you’ve done from the point of view of careful reflection and perhaps with the wisdom of hindsight you will see that frustrations were probably best kept under wraps because as it turns out, everything is turning out, issues are being resolved and you can be very proud of your noble restraint and kind support. In a weird way you might not have rationally foreseen a few months ago the intuitive, better stay schtumm, tactic has worked pretty well.
Mercury stationed direct in your career house which will help you move forward with plans regarding your public life. Mid-week Venus arrives here (in Aquarius) too adding her glamour, ease and general affability to those things which have become a bit stuck in your career or public life.
The Sun, Moon, Neptune, Chiron and Juno are all in your house of friends, futures, and social connections. The Sun and Moon wont’ hang around for long, but take advantage of the luminaries presence in Pisces and a lovely trine today to Jupiter to get a little more clarity in this area of your life. Neptune has been giving a ‘now you see it’ (ahah!) Er . . . ‘now you don’t’-- take on what has been going on around you with regard to friends and your plans for the future. It is confusing. There are moments when you will be thinking ‘clowns to the left of me jokers’ to the right’.
Asteroid Amor is firmly plonked midstream in Taurus. The loving kindness that you do so well is your current default position. While Mars travels ‘backwards’ through Libra channel energies and direction into serving the needs of your body and fulfilling the demands made upon you with care, grace and reflection.
Jupiter stationing direct midweek will get the money moving --probably in both directions. The great benefic expanding your house of cash is, if we believe the hype, the best possible thing that can happen to anyone on the planet. Having said that this is however not a good time to pursue some kind of debt spiral because Jupiter’s expansive nature doesn’t always team up with all due caution. He can bring you great wealth in this house or he can bring you great debt.
Mars stationing retrograde in your 5th house of creativity will be a boon to your planning, output, and ideas departments. Nobody has been thriving particularly well while action planet Mars wades through Libra. Libra is a reasonably cautious sign, always wanting to get at both sides of the argument so as to pass judgement equitably and Mars just wants to get on with it NOW! Whatever creative ideas you have been struggling to get off the ground, while difficult to launch, are in fact worth it, and worth the wait. You have other fish to fry Gemini; you always have more than one iron in the fire. Putting those really exciting creative ideas on the backburner does not mean they are not worth pursuing. The northnode in close proximity to Mars (and Vesta) suggests they are karmically worth following up on after some revision—consciously or unconsciously.
This Pisces new Moon is all about you in the world and a renewal of your image and your public profile. Neptune has been making this area of your life mystifying to say the least, but the trine from the Sun and Moon to Jupiter, and Chiron (also in Pisces) in friendly aspect to Pluto, means this new Moon’s luxe suggests your fortunes are set to improve when Jupiter stations direct on Wednesday.
Your sponsor planet Mercury, now moving forward and Venus’ arrival into your house of social contacts, groups and futures conspire to help you clarify your image and wield your famous charm with the greatest of ease and elegance and so begin to reap the rewards you indeed are due.
Saturn stations retrograde in your solar house of health and service. Giving you some respite to fine-tune your new, no-nonsense approach to health, service and routine.
There seems nowt else for it of late Cancer than to work on a philosophical approach to life. The last few months have been a fairly tumultuous grind. Pressure to grow has felt more like thumbscrews being tightened and through it you have been the very model of diplomacy. Your powers of philosophical insight are what this new Moon in your solar ninth house is all about and when Jupiter stations direct you will begin to really feel the enormous benefit of a sober, considered approach to life’s vicissitudes. At least it hasn’t been dull. Jupiter in Cancer has been a huge boon to us all, retrograde it’s seemed a bit stilted of late, the great benefic does not so much like to mark time but he patiently waits and understands the need to reinforce an important message. But evidently it’s time to move on. With Jupiter in Cancer you are in a position to expand your understanding both of yourself and all who come into contact with you. Black Moon Lilith has been giving this expansion something of a feminist edge to it but she is accelerating away, soon to enter Leo, so if you’ve simply been expanding your Lilith factor, undoubtedly that’s what was called for, however given the culture we live in this may have made you feel a bit like some kind of feminist ogre. You are not. I am here at least to tell you to dispense with the self-criticisms as they relate to the ridiculous demands of a nonsensical and clearly biased culture.
Mars stations retrograde in your solar fourth house, a place of great importance to you and an area of your life that has seen a lot of energy and possibly the furniture being shunted around. Vesta conjunct the north node in Libra highlights the importance of the domestic sphere for all of us as an important space where we can be protected. Vesta literally keeps the home fires burning and our home, in a larger philosophical sense, (i.e, our planet) conjunct the Northnode speaks to us of a future we need to protect and nurture—a planet we need to protect and nurture. Personally Mars’ retrograde through this house gives you the opportunity to retreat and reconsider the energy you have been putting into your home life & maybe move the furniture one more time.
Venus into your solar eighth as Jupiter stations direct can sometimes mean untried-for funds from nowhere. Yipee.
Mercury retrograde in your solar seventh house has made communication with the N&D’s fraught and prone to many a misunderstanding. Never fear and I know you rarely do, even while Jupiter has been stomping around in your solar twelfth house making your secrets, your enemies your wishes, desires seem very much more frightening than they actually are. The trine from the Sun and Moon to the big gas giant Jupiter flushes out the unknown in relation to all that has been bemusing you with regard to sex, death, taxes and joint finances. The new Moon in Pisces falls in the house that governs these mysterious elements of life. (interesting how ‘tax’ falls into the mysterious!) You will not succumb to paranoia Leo, because it’s just not you! A lesser mortal might lilt under these stars but nobody is ever likely to accuse you of being ‘lesser’ at anything. You were born to roar not wilt.
Venus to the rescue. Love will be renewed, communication channels will clear and you will once again know where you stand with relation to your nearest and dearest. Your unconscious life has been expanding with Jupiter in your solar twelfth but not without niggling doubts about how to approach your sexuality regardless of your gender. Use this new Moon to gain clarity around this issue. It sparks off the sleeping giant in your unconscious but it will serve to reconfirm for you that --confidence thy name is Leo.
Saturn stations retrograde in your solar fourth house where you have been scruitinising the foundations of your being and coming to terms with what ancestoral or parental influences have made you what you are. Saturn gives you a chance to reflect dispassionately and in this house, also get your actual bricks and mortar establishment in good working order.
Mars stationing retrograde in your house of communications, siblings, neighbours and short travels (travails?) gives you an opportunity to take back and clarify confusing and somewhat aggresssive declarations with a bit more care. With the northnode now having moved into this sign, you are becoming what you have been moulded to become and Vesta here too suggests that this is a brave, resolute, protective affirmation, sans regrets about past wrongs.
Warrior Goddess, Pallas Athene currently retrograde at 1º of Virgo will be noticed as a force for confidence when she backs into Leo i.e. you will notice her once she’s gone. She will be back and you are right to feel if quietly confident all ‘round Virgo, even though you may not be ready to display that confidence to all and sundry yet. Mars retrograde in your house of cash may mean cashflows slow down or even start their dastardly reverse but you’ve been putting in the hard yards to get on top of your finances and the north node’s arrival into your 2nd house of cash suggests you will win this perennial battle, that your destiny is tied up with how you manage the material ‘stuff of life’.
The Pisces new Moon concurrent with Mercury stationing direct represents a turning point in your intimate relations. Which way they turn is up to you. Jupiter gets pinged off with the new Moon and he stations direct on Wednesday. Your ever expanding social network courtesy of Jupiter in your solar eleventh house may have been a source of bewilderment to you. But the trine from Jupiter to the Moon and Sun suggests a comforting message from ‘big ears’ in your larger social group. If Mercury retrograde in Aquarius (your solar sixth house) has meant mix-ups, or a lack of clarity about your health or your work, his moving forward again and Venus’ arrival here will make this area of your life go ahead with more grace . . .and less waste.
Saturn stations retrograde on Monday in your communications sector. Speaking your mind has not been easy with Saturn bearing down with his no-nonsense-&-do-mind-the-consequences of your every utterance. He drives the message home one more time that communications or a lack thereof can have disastrous consequences By now however you’ve gotten the hang of having Saturn here, even if he has caused you to clam-up more than is comfortable for your usual MO. Once Saturn has exited Scorpio at year’s end you will have thoroughly honed your communication style and will know precisely—exactly, how to say what you mean and mean what you say.
Sappho in cahoots with Pluto is revolutionising your approach to creativity, fun and children and Venus in your 5th house of creativity has helped take the edge off the tumult that Pluto may have ploughed up in this area. Your creative life and how you approach what (or who) you have created is being overhauled. There’s not a lot you can do but ride this one out and forget about trying to dig your heels in. Resistance in this area is futile. Pluto gets at the truth and this is a good and a very powerful placement for tapping into your art.
Mars stationing retrograde soon after the Pisces new Moon suggests you turn this attention towards your health and wellbeing. You have had more energy than you’ve really known what to do with and in itself this is oddly exhausting. With Mercury retrograde in your creativity sector, your frustrations may have felt like they were at fever pitch. Time to turn your attention elsewhere and let Mars take you back through this empowering phase of your life and reflect on your gains and not stew on any faux pas or losses. I read somewhere else regarding Mars turning tail in Libra that you need to guard against turning this energy in on yourself in a destructive way. The new Moon, Sun, Neptune, Chiron (in particular) in your solar sixth house suggest you resolve to put one foot in front of the other in your daily affairs and in your attitudes towards your body, with care and self-compassion. Both Saturn and Mars turning retrograde within days of each other in your first and second house suggests you ease up on yourself. There is work to be done, you have the requisite energy but a change of focus is what’s called for. Venus moves into Aquarius as Jupiter stations direct on Wednesday and your ruler in harmonious aspect to your sign will make you feel a whole lot better and give you new ideas that can feed into your work and wellbeing. It’s a process that you need to allow happen. The northnode in Libra conjunct as it is right now with Vesta suggests a type of protection for you, a destiny that is tied up with ensuring your security. You can worry all you like, but it wont’ make any difference to these stars. What will make a difference is a change of focus to one that is more grounded in the harmonious workings of the everyday. With Jupiter stationing direct your professional life/your public life responds beautifully to a new approach to each day. One wherein you do not beat up on yourself. One where a calm, measured, approach, (you are born to fulfil) results in recognition and opportunities to prove what you can do with those huge reserves tucked quietly way. Resistance is futile. Beating yourself up is clearly a pointless exercise. So don’t succumb, you wont’ have to make too many decisions with Mars turning tail you are in a unique position to let the processes of the planets unfold before you. It’s all about approach and with this new Moon in intuitive dreamy, sensitive Pisces—Softly, softly, gently, gently, tread the brave.
The new Moon in cousin Pisces is your cue to refresh your approach towards your creative output with ease. There have been snarl ups of late on the homefront—thank you Mercury, ructions in your underworld thank you Mars and Saturn ever present in your face, has set a serious tone you’ve gotten used to by now, even if you’re not entirely thrilled about. All this have made the first couple of months of 2014 something of a ‘drag’. Venus has helped the pathway of communications hanging around in Capricorn for oh such a long time, but you Scorpio could be forgiven for thinking you’re facing the thin edge of the wedge. Then suddenly, voila, sweet Jesus-- relief. Those uncanny insights that you dare not speak have been keeping you at least metaphorically, if not actually, pacing the rooms of your mind at night. How can you possibly tell others what you now know? Come the light of day, Venus has helped you communicate with great diplomacy. But huge forces are afoot and you haven’t been sure how long you can stop yourself from spilling the beans. You’re a Scorpio, you know all about secrets and how to keep them, they fascinate you, but the pressure has been getting ridiculous!
Mars turns tail in your 12th house, Mercury stations direct at home and voila mid-week Venus moves in at home with her gaiety and light and a lot of angst simply falls away. Where’d it go? Who cares? It’s gone and this new Moon is about renewing your commitment to your creative output, finding new ways of doing things, new ways to have fun & new ways to engage your offspring. Right now as I type the Sun in watery Pisces is sending beams to a rousing giant Jupiter who has been slumbering, honing, measuring and regarding all received wisdom. Jupiter is in your solar ninth house, making your relationship to ‘received wisdom’ and your relationship with wider world expand. If when he stations direct you decide to jump on a plane, take on a new course of study, or somehow deepen or change your philosophy towards life, don’t be surprised and don’t hold back. Saturn in your sign acts as a protector, there’s no way he will allow you to blithely stuff up.
The Pisces new Moon is in your solar fourth house and trines the stationing-direct-mid-week-Jupiter in your solar 8th house of shared resources, sex, death and taxes. With Mars in your solar 11th house of groups, the future and social involvements and Mercury recently retrograde in your communications sector, it’s not a bridge too far to suggest that you may have been unwittingly guilty of giving the wrong impression with a certain amount of force of late. (ahem) Saturn however tucked away in your house of deepest darkest secrets, has been your friend in this and you’re actually quite aware of the possible ‘wrong’ impressions you may have been giving and perhaps you have taken steps to alleviate this, censor yourself or curb your (FFS!!) findings, but the force of your frustrations with people, groups and the world ‘out there’ has probably been hard to hide. You’re a Sagittarian you know you do ride roughshod at times but when you’re on a quest well…. such is life. The instructions for you didn’t come with ‘must be sensitive to every soul alive’ when you were hatched. It’s not a part of your nature to simply be malicious for the sake of it, so trust yourself and know that Saturn is having a word in your ear about the impressions, probably ‘wrong’ of late you have been giving.
But be prepared for Mars to backtrack through some of your assertions to all and sundry in your social circles of late and reflect on whether the gung ho approach did you any favours. Venus moves into airy, friendly Aquarius mid-week and you will be pleasantly surprised at just how easily it is to suddenly give the right impression. These friendships, groups and your future are very much tied in with each other at the moment and while always there will be one or two people you’d just as soon as distance yourself from, burning bridges is not something that will hold any particular appeal.
Venus leaves Capricorn after an extended stay; you and may have found she did send a few more shekels your way, that left as quickly and easily as they arrived. It’s Pluto in your house of cash who is really turning your finances upside down & inside out, but after a few years of Pluto in Capricorn, you have probably by now reconciled yourself to the new financial order. The challenge is as for everybody to reconcile the energies of Pluto with those of Uranus. Your ruler Jupiter would have charged ahead the minute he could were it not for Uranus exacting a 90º square with a hold-your-horses type of restraint. It might be that Jupiter and Uranus want to share a bit of information and energy and there is nothing to suggest this is an awful, awkward and certainly won’t be a long standing square-off. Sudden is a word we can attach to Uranus and in Aries we can add a ‘really’ to that. With Jupiter in your eighth house it could well mean suddenly a windfall too. Buy a ticket you lucky thing you.
The trine from the Sun and Saturday night’s new Moon to Jupiter marking time in your relationship sector opens a nice portal to help you get your this part of your life back into growth mode. The Sun, Moon, Neptune, Chiron, and Juno are forming a heavenly cluster in your 3rd house which governs communication in all its forms, siblings, neighbours and short distance travel. The message the chart conveys seems obvious Capricorn, you have a unique opportunity to initiate healing conversations with close partners which will help your relationships to grow and you wont’ even have to try particularly hard for this to happen. Just don’t resist it when it does.
Mercury stationed direct in Aquarius in the early hours of Saturday morning in your 2nd house of cash. If this area of your life has been difficult with annoyances such as lost wallets, lost credit cards, lost keys, or you have been thwarted or, you have been holding off on money related issues, you can move ahead now . Venus’ arrival into Aquarius after her long stay in Capricorn will be a relief to all and while she has been gracing your sign since early November—all good things must come to an end. Her move into your second house of cash helps to energise this part of your life—gracefully, making the shadow phase of Mercury much less likely to be fraught. Mercury gets out of shadow phase by March 21st and only the extremely prudent and unhurried will wait until then before signing off on major deals. With Mars in Libra, in your career/public life you may have felt like you were under fairly constant pressure to do, do, do. But Mars in Libra and more recently with Mercury retrograde, attempts to get people moving on jobs, or beating yourself with a big stick to try and force greater achievement hasn’t really amounted to anything other than a lot of angst. Mars stations retrograde in Libra tomorrow in your 10th house so where you have been trying unsuccessfully to bulldoze your way through, you are likely after tomorrow and in the light of this new Moon in your ‘comms’ sector reconsider your approach and refocus your attention towards your immediate surroundings, family, siblings and neighbours. With Pluto in Capricorn quietly digging up and exposing all manner of issues and the northnode now in Libra, what you do do in the world, if temporarily put on hold for now, adds up to a providential time for Capricorns. Keep the faith, redirct your gaze. On Monday Saturn starts to track back through your 11th house of groups, friends and future prospects making it a whole lot easier to make amends where you may have been brusque with others and to quietly adjust your sails to a new more pleasant, breeze.
Jupiter stations direct mid week squaring off for a time, Uranus in Aries. This could spark old issues between work/home balance but there’s no need to flog that particular dead horse again now. Not when you have an opportunity to rethink, replan and renegotiate in many areas of your life with grace and ease.
The urge to get your message across always seems more prominent when Mercury visits. This time he hung around for a little longer than usual in Aquarius, but now that he has stationed direct again, the urge to communicate won’t change but your successes at it might. This new Moon is in your solar 2nd house of cash—Pisces—the somewhat nebulous, which probably explains your position towards the readies . . . somewhat nebulous. With Neptune here you have had to transcend any stupid worries about money and simply trust that another fifty bucks will turn up from somewhere in time. Neptune is beyond our means to control and if we’re insistent on getting our knickers in a knot about lucre, chances are he’ll offer us a drink or two or three or some other mind altering substance in an effort to get us to stop worrying about something as mundane as money. This new Moon conjunct the Sun as new Moons always are, trines Jupiter in your solar 6th house. The relationship between the money house and the health house might be hard to figure. But what will happen when Jupiter stations direct mid-week is any niggling areas in your body, aches, pains, mysterious, unutterable symptoms (that nobody would ‘get’ even if you could be bothered to tell them) will start to improve and probably quite markedly. It may be that you need extra cash to see a ‘health care professional’ or maybe someone useful, but having been retrograde since November 13, Jupiter going backwards in your house of health and daily routines has started to take its toll on your poor old bod. Not a moment too soon and hey! Hello Venus, sliding out of Capricorn where she’s been feeling a bit . . . straightlaced and left you feeling frankly unrewarded and into the free for all of Aquarius helping you get your health back and glow like you should. Saturn stations retrograde in your 10th house of career giving you a well earned break there. There’s nothing for it now but to shoot the Aquarian breeze confidently, have a bit of fun and get some unexpected but overdue appreciation for your quietly persistent efforts/sufferings.
The end is nigh Pisces. In fact by Wednesday everyone will be behaving a bit more like the humans beings they claim to be. You’ve been a bit shocked and horrified at the terribly inhumanity of it all and have been slowly but surely heading inwards to retreat from the ever maddening crowd. It’s tough being a Pisces and knowing in a weird way what everybody else is going through—it really is enough to drive you to drink or a hermitage, a cave in nature and decide to live out the rest of your life with Bambi, who is never rude or crude or god forbid violent.
Jupiter stationing direct in your art house is a very good sign too for getting those ideas made more manifest somehow. Venus’s long stay in Capricorn has made social intercourse a lot more pleasant but with Mercury retrograde in your solar 12th house you have basically been wanting to remain on familiar turf and as far away as possible from what has seemed like a veritable barrage of cruelty and vulgarity that socks you in the face when you dare to read the paper or turn on the television. Far be for me to suggest you should do anything other than exactly what you have been doing Pisces. Saturn stationing retrograde in your house of higher learning means old esoteric texts, poems, novels or material that gave you great succour in the past might be worth pulling out to reflect on. Ceres promises an abundance of material here later in the year. Mercury gets out of Aquarius again and into Pisces by March 18th, and you might have to wait until then before you really feel happy about mixing it with seething masses. But happily the seething masses all get a dose of Piscean compassion and sweet release this month. Possibly before April which by all accounts promises something of an astrological minefield. You’re doing well and we would have killed one another and everything without you.