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January 2019

This is Eclipse month with a Solar Eclipse (New Moon) on the 6th and a Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) on the 21st so there will be heightened anticipation and an edgy mood about impending changes (See under Eclipses).

Even without those it would still be a testing, challenging month with the tough Saturn Pluto in Capricorn drawing closer together, bringing a need for grit and perseverance; with the tail-end of the disruptive Uranus Pluto square still in effect.

The earthy, materialistic Capricorn Sun around till the 20th will have a bumpy passage, where finances and ambitions are concerned, as it crosses discouraging Saturn on the 2nd, forms a challenging Solar Eclipse on the 6th, meets a pressured Pluto on the 11th and finally gets jolted by an unsettling Uranus on the 19th before exiting into Aquarius.

Jupiter picking up a square to Neptune towards mid month hints that high hopes will bring disappointments especially where money is concerned. Being realistic will be more sensible than staying in a bubble of false happiness.

Mars zipping into assertive, abrasive, none-too-tactful Aries from the 1st won’t help to calm the mood since it won’t respond well to the delays and slow progress of the month.

Venus in adventurous Sagittarius will attempt to lighten and liven the social mood with a few highlights to relieve tension.

The final ten days with the Aquarius Sun in place, start on a Lunar Eclipse and an irritable, slightly accident-prone Mars Saturn clash. Needing to balance opposites and maintain tact and diplomacy in the face of difficulties won’t be easy.

A small triumph on the 25th will add a touch of sparkle and enthusiasm to proceedings though the shadow of testing influences in early February will not make for a light-hearted mood.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

1st: Mars into Aries until February 14th – straight ahead, pro-active, ambitious, argumentative.

2: Sun conjunct Saturn in Capricorn – downbeat, practical, need to unpick mistakes, face reality.

4: Mercury in Sagittarius trine Uranus – bright ideas, lively chats.

Sun sextile Neptune in Pisces – kind, dreamy, creative.

5: Mercury into Capricorn till 24th – like to see solid results from discussions, earthy, sensible, grounded.

6: Solar Eclipse in Capricorn – New Moon, requires focus and resolutions to change one area of life (See Eclipses).

Uranus direct in Aries – subtle shift, more energy for plans.

7: Venus into Sagittarius till February 3rd – wanting lovers to be friends, lighter-hearted and more adventurous socially.

8: Mercury square Mars – outspoken, sharp comments, provocative.

11: Sun conjunct Pluto – blocked and pressured in days beforehand, need to be neither too submissive nor too forceful.

13: Mercury conjunct Saturn – serious charts, negative comments.

Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune – over-confidence leads to let down, need to stay realistic.

14: Mercury sextile Neptune – kind, vague.

18: Venus trine Mars – passionately enthusiastic, wholehearted.

Mercury conjunct Pluto – persuasive, though dogmatic.

19: Sun square Uranus – sudden surprises, upsets, need to be free and not compromise.

20: Sun into Aquarius for four weeks – communicative, fast-thinking, curious, good for discussions, sharing ideas, friendships and group activities.

21: Venus square Neptune – romantic daydreams, not realistic.

Lunar Eclipse in Leo – pulled in two directions, need to find better balance.

23: Mercury square Uranus – flashes of inspiration, bright ideas, low boredom threshold.

24: mercury into Aquarius till February 10th – quick-witted, curious, chatty, stubborn.

25: Mars trine Jupiter – good for starting new projects, mix of dynamic energy and good luck.

30: Sun conjunct Mercury in mental overdrive, talking constantly.

31: Saturn sextile Neptune – trying to balance idealism with materialism, reality with imagination and promoting an attitude of fairness.

OUTER PLANETS

Jupiter into its own sign Sagittarius for a year from November 8 2018. Sagittarius is sporting, active, well-travelled, likes foreign cultures and countries; can also be philosophical, thoughtful, well-informed and narrow-minded.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till 2020/21 – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till May 15 2018 returning briefly from early November 2018 to early March 2019, when it leaves for good – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. From March 2019 into Taurus for seven years – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

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December 2018

The fiery Sagittarius Sun until the 21st will make for a communicative, restless and adventurous few weeks. Grand plans and ambitious schemes will be aired though not all will be practical or realistic. Sagittarius likes to think big, can sometimes be dogmatically self-righteous but is usually optimistic and good at inspiring enthusiasm.

Week one will start lively, flirtatious and perhaps argumentative but it won’t be boring. There will be muddles with a few projects not going to plan. Though the New Moon will sweep aside uncertainty and any failures for a fresh start.

Venus in passionate, secretive and intense Scorpio will be joined by Mercury for a few days, so there’ll be discreet liaisons and whispered heart-to-hearts. And Venus’s seductive persuasion will continue on into early January.

Just after mid-month there’ll be a need for perseverance, persistence and a hard push to make progress. By the 20th there’ll be sudden positive surprise which will lift tensions and provide new opportunities. The final days will be ruled by practical, ambitious and traditionalist Capricorn. It may not all be singing and dancing since shadows of a troublesome January cast backwards will damp more indulgent moments.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

1: Venus in Libra square Uranus – emotionally excitable, not want to be tied down by possessive partners, sudden insights.

Mercury retrogrades into Scorpio till the 12th – sharp words. Stinging responses to criticism, good for research.

2: Venus into Scorpio till January 7th – sexy, sociable, wanting passionate intimacy, jealous.

3: Sun in Sagittarius square Mars in Pisces – fired up, raring to go, scattered, combative

5: Sun square Neptune in Pisces – kind, confused, low energy.

6: Mercury goes direct in Scorpio – communications delays, hitches and glitches ease off.

7: New Moon in Sagittarius – new beginnings

Mars conjunct Neptune – can attract glamour, publicity and pzazz if Mars fires up Neptune, otherwise it tends to bring a sense of panicky failure about plans dissolving.

12: Mercury into Sagittarius till January 5th – chatty, outspoken, directly honest, knowledgeable.

16: Venus sextile Saturn – charming in a business-like way. Work and duty before pleasure.

17: Mars sextile Pluto in Capricorn – depth understanding but requires considerable effort to push ahead and put plans into practice.

20: Sun trine Uranus in Aries – lively, new doors open, sudden changes, opportunities need to be grasped for anything new.

21: Venus trine Neptune – romantic, day-dreamy, kind.

Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius – upbeat, mean well but promise more than can deliver, morale boosting.

Sun into Capricorn for four weeks – earthy, can be indulgent as well as ambitious, conservative tastes.

22: Full Moon in Cancer – pulled in two directions.

25: Mercury square Neptune – vague, evasive, crossed lines.

28: Venus sextile Pluto – sociable, persuasive, seductive.

OUTER PLANETS

Jupiter into its own sign Sagittarius for a year from November 8 2018. Sagittarius is sporting, active, well-travelled, likes foreign cultures and countries; can also be philosophical, thoughtful, well-informed and narrow-minded.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till 2020/21 – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till May 15 2018 returning briefly from early November to early March 2019, when it leaves for good – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. From May 15 2018 into Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature. Stays for seven years.  In Taurus for good from March 2019 for seven years.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

November 2018

The ultra-determined, secretive, emotionally intense Scorpio Sun will plough ahead with dreams intact and in a problem-solving mood for three weeks. It doesn’t play too well with Mars in contrary and airy Aquarius but there won’t be too many clashes. Mars will be alternately passionately enthusiastic and freedom-seeking till mid month.

The major astro-news is expansive, lucky Jupiter moving into its own sign of Sagittarius from the 8th. Jupiter stays a year per sign and hasn’t been here for 12 years, so there will be a definite gear shift into a more adventurous phase with opinions being handed out freely and frankly, and a risk of self-righteousness. But travel will be well-starred as well.

Mars moves down a gear into Pisces from mid month till January 1st so will be less argumentative, more creative, favouring dance and yoga, and being more helpful.  Though an over confident push on the 20th may not be too realistic.

Mid month also Venus goes direct in Libra for a sunnier, sociable phase ahead; and Mercury goes retrograde for three weeks accompanied by the usual communication hitches and glitches.

The Sun in the final weeks joins Jupiter in Sagittarius for an upbeat finish to the month with high hopes, general good feelings though promises may be made which can’t be delivered since Fire energy isn’t always practical.

PLANETARY ASPECT:

6: Sun in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces – vague, kind, idealistic, dreamy.

Uranus retrogrades into Aries until early March 2019 – excitable, go-ahead, rebellious.

7: New Moon in Scorpio – new beginnings.

8: Jupiter into Sagittarius till early December 2019 – thoughtful, well-informed, opinionated, likes to travel.

9: Venus in Libra trine Mars in Aquarius – charmingly assertive, go-ahead.

11: Sun sextile Pluto in Capricorn – get-it-together time, problems solved, lessons learnt, move on.

15: Mars sextile Uranus – pro-active, dislikes interference, inventive.

Mars into Pisces till January 1st – emotional, prefers to operate out of sight, energy into artistic expression.

16: Venus direct in Libra – less inward looking, more sociable and romantic.

17: Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius till December 6th – irksome delays in communications.

20: Mars square Jupiter – opportunistic, looks before it leaps, lively.

22: Sun into Sagittarius for four weeks – outgoing, active, sporty, talkative.

25: Full Moon in Gemini – pulled in two directions.

25: Neptune direct in Pisces – subtle shift, less introspective, visions can be pushed forward.

26: Sun conjunct Jupiter – good news, confidence surge, can be lazy but with effort can bring solid results.

Mercury square Mars – argumentative, outspoken.

27: Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive, talking fast.

Mars sextile Saturn in Capricorn – requires perseverance to get results.

Mercury conjunct Jupiter – morale boosting, confident chats.

 

OUTER PLANETS:

Jupiter in Scorpio from October 11 2017 till November 8 2018 – could be a money-magnet, usually good for business and joint finances, or attracting bonuses. Interest in secrets and what lies beyond reality in the hidden realms of the paranormal. Then into its own sign Sagittarius for a year.  Sagittarius is sporting, active, well-traveled, likes foreign cultures and countries; can also be philosophical, thoughtful, well-informed and narrow-minded.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till 2020/21 – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till May 15 2018 returning briefly from early November to early March 2019, when it leaves for good – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. From May 15 2018 into Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature. Stays for seven years.  In Taurus for good from March 2019 for seven years.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

October

The sociable, thoughtful, fair-minded, extravagant, at times indecisive, and not as balanced as its reputation might suggest Libra Sun is in place till the 23rd. Barring a blockage from Pluto on the 12th it isn’t too distracted by other planets. Mercury joining Venus in intense, secretive Scorpio from the 10th will be good for research, secret passions with a tendency for sharp comments. Mars in contrary and uncompromising Aquarius will clash with both at times but only in passing.

In the final week the Sun moves into Scorpio immediately opposing disruptive or at least surprising Uranus on the 24th, so plans will go awry with less cooperation around. Then Venus will set about smoothing rough edges and sprinkling a little romantic dust around two days later. Though even Venus has a glitch and a hiccup as it retrogrades in opposition to Uranus just before it moves backwards into the calmer climes of Libra on the 31st.

 

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

1: Pluto direct in Capricorn – not much effect, though slightly less stagnation in organizational and financial matters.

3: Mercury in Libra square Pluto –  intense discussions, stubbornness, negativity.

5: Venus retrograde till mid November – in Scorpio till end of the month, then into Libra – time for a rethink of relationships and your love life, less outgoing, more reflective.

8: New Moon in Libra – new beginnings.

10: Mercury into Scorpio till the 31st – digging deeply into everything, secretive, with a tendency to sting back if criticised or hurt.

Mercury opposition Uranus in Taurus – outspoken, quick-thinking.

11: Venus in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius – enthusiastic though not necessarily sensitive.

12: Sun square Pluto – pressured in days before, progress through considerable effort, blocked.

Mercury sextile Saturn in Capricorn – sensible, practical.

15: Mercury conjunct Venus – sweet-talking, charming.

19: Mercury trine Neptune – kind, vague, evasive.

Mercury square Mars – on a short fuse, argumentative.

22: Mercury sextile Pluto – persuasive, productive discussions.

23: Sun into Scorpio for four weeks – emotionally intense, determined, secretive.

24: Sun opposition Uranus – sudden insights, or changes in circumstances, tricky to get cooperation.

Venus sextile Saturn – cool, sophisticated, diplomatic over practical matters.

26: Sun conjunct Venus – sexy, charming, affectionate.

28: Sun sextile Saturn – good for planning, common sense.

29: Mercury conjunct Jupiter – confident, positive thinking, enthusiastic.

31: Mercury into Sagittarius until December 1st – outspoken, strong opinions, lively.

Venus opposition Uranus – flirtatious, want freedom in emotional relationships.

Venus retrograding into Libra till December 3rd (goes direct November 15) – harmonious, a peacemaker.

OUTER PLANETS

Jupiter in Scorpio from October 11 2017 till November 8 2018 – could be a money-magnet, usually good for business and joint finances, or attracting bonuses. Interest in secrets and what lies beyond reality in the hidden realms of the paranormal. Then into enthusiastic Sagittarius for a year.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till 2020/21 – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till May 15 2018 returning briefly from early November to early March 2019, when it leaves for good – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. From May 15 2018 into Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature. Stays for seven years.  Retrograding back into Aries from early this November to early March 2019, then in Taurus for seven years.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

September

The hard-working Virgo Sun is in good form, joined by Mercury on the 6th, and boosted by lucky Jupiter and influential/persuasive Pluto as they move through the first three weeks. Definitely a time to get a grip and get cracking, leaving no detail unattended and no stone unturned. Neptune will cause a minor slump on the 7th but that’s a passing moment. The 12th could bring good news or a triumph.

Venus in seductive and emotionally intense Scorpio from the 9th will add a hint of passion.

Although Mars returning to Aquarius on the 11th till mid November will cause a few waves with its rebellious, no-compromise and contrarian stance. And causing more than a few arguments and disruption as it squares Uranus on the 18th.

The final week sees a shift into fair-minded Libra which will be more sociable, diplomatic and balanced. There’ll be a few practical problems to untangle with Saturn around but an equal amount of high-octane energy from Mars so the month should end on a high.

 

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

3: Mercury in Leo sextile Venus in Libra – charming, soothing words.

6: Mercury into Virgo till the 22nd –  needing practical outcomes to all discussions, focussed on detail, can be critical.

Saturn direct in Capricorn – subtle shift, faster progress with financial and organisational matters.

7: Mercury trine Uranus in Taurus – inspired, bright ideas, honest.

Mercury trine Saturn – sensible, realistic

Sun in Virgo opposition Neptune in Pisces – low energy, kind but not realistic, dreamy.

9: Venus into Scorpio till October 31 – sexy, pleasure-seeking, possessive.

New Moon in Virgo – focussed on practical outcomes.

11: Mars into Aquarius till November 15 – outspoken, argumentative, innovative, uncompromising.

Sun sextile Jupiter in Scorpio – lucky, confident.

Sun trine Pluto – on top of problems, back in the driving seat, in control.

12: Jupiter sextile Pluto – successful, positive approach plus determination will create good fortune.

Venus opposition Uranus – flirtatious, want romantic freedom, emotional upsets.

13: Venus sextile Saturn – cool, sophisticated, emotionally cool.

14: Mercury opposition Neptune – vague, evasive, confused.

16: Mercury trine Pluto – deep-thinking, persuasive.

Mercury sextile Jupiter – enthusiastic, positive discussions, good news.

18: Mars square Uranus – upheavals, sudden surprises, over-reactions, impulsive, reckless.

21: Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive, talking fast.

22: Mercury into Libra until October 10th – good for negotiating, seeing the other point of view, tactful.

23: Sun into Libra for four weeks – relationship-oriented, seeking balance, wanting togetherness.

Mercury square Saturn – critical, negative, practical.

24: Mercury trine Mars – straight speaking, gritty, forceful discussions.

25: Full Moon in Aries – pulled in two directions.

Sun square Saturn – delays, mistakes need faced and fixed, discouraging, hard-working.

27: Sun trine Mars – surge of energy and courage, forging ahead.

 

OUTER PLANETS

Jupiter in Scorpio from October 11 2017 till early November 2018 – could be a money-magnet, usually good for business and joint finances, or attracting bonuses. Interest in secrets and what lies beyond reality in the hidden realms of the paranormal. Then into enthusiastic Sagittarius for a year.

Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till 2020/21 – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till May 15 2018 returning briefly from early November to early March 2019, when it leaves for good – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. From May 15 2018 into Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature. Stays for seven years.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

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