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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.

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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.

August 2018

A firecracker start to the month arrives courtesy of a disruptive, overly excitable Mars Uranus square on the 2nd. No one will want to compromise so some differences of opinion may flare up. Then the entertaining, flamboyant and attention-demanding Leo Sun will be in exuberant form as it connects with expansive Jupiter thereafter before heading for the Solar Eclipse on the 11th. This is the third eclipse in the space of a month, one more than usual, so it will be a time of edgy anticipation.

Venus in sociable, fair-minded Libra from the 6th will be doing its best to pour oil on troubled waters and maintain calm, as well as throwing elegant parties.

Mars will reverse out of argumentative Aquarius on the 13th, into ambitious, practical Capricorn for a month bringing more constructive action and fewer words.

Mercury in colourful Leo will go direct on the 19th for an end to irksome delays and communication glitches.

Then the Sun proceeds into hard-working, conscientious Virgo in the final week with common-sensical and innovative aspects to Uranus and Saturn.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

2: Mars in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus – noisy, disruptive, rebellious.

6: Sun in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio – confident, lazy, expecting results with no effort. Putting in effort will make it luckier.

Venus into Libra till September 9th – charming, tactful, peace-loving, superficial, sociable.

7: Uranus in Taurus retrograde till early January – little effect though certain innovative plans may need to be rethought.

8: Venus trine Mars – passionately enthusiastic, romantic, go-ahead.

9: Sun conjunct Mercury – chatty, in mental overdrive.

10: Venus square Saturn – romantically cool, separated, duty before pleasure.

11: Mercury square Jupiter – confident in communication, over-promise, not realistic.

Solar Eclipse in Leo – important to focus on priorities and decide what to change over coming months.

13: Mars retrogrades into Capricorn till September 11th – money-minded, ambitious, practical.

18: Mercury sextile Venus – whispering sweet words in the right ears, diplomatic.

19: mercury direct – ends 3 weeks of delays in letters, phone calls, texts, agreements.

Jupiter trine Neptune in Pisces – sympathetic, dreamy, not realistic.

23: Sun into Virgo for four weeks – practical, hard-working, nit-picking, good with detail, helpful, health-conscious.

25: Sun trine Uranus and trine Saturn – good for pushing new ideas ahead in a practical way.

26: Full Moon in Pisces – pulled in two directions

Venus square Pluto – seductive, manipulative, jealous.

27: Mars direct in Capricorn – plans you have been rethinking recently get the go-ahead.

28: Mercury square Jupiter – positive-thinking and speaking, overly-confident, careless of detail.

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.

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.

July 2018

An Eclipse month always means a heightened sense of anticipation. The emotionally self-protective Cancer Sun until the 22nd starts in enthusiastic and upbeat mood with a Jupiter trine spreading around cheer especially over home and family matters. Then tenses up with Pluto in opposition before the Solar Eclipse on the 13th, an especially powerful New Moon. This is a chance and a challenge to develop, to shake off old habit patterns and expand one area of life. Letting go is never easy under Cancer’s umbrella but living with feet stuck in the past won’t work.  Venus moves out of showy, extravagant Leo on the 10th into understated, keen-to-be-of-service Virgo for a few weeks.

Mars continues its contrary, ornery way in Aquarius with a rumble early on and makes its presence felt more obviously in the final days. By that time the Sun has moved into flamboyant, sociable Leo hits a square to rebellious Uranus and then makes an argumentative opposition to Mars on the day of the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius, a powerful Full Moon. So it won’t be a peaceful finish to July with a few outbursts and disruptions. In the middle of which the Lunar Eclipse demands balance, finding a way of giving due attention to both head and heart, paying attention to detail keeping the big picture in mind, finding time for friends as well as loved ones.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

5: Sun in Cancer trine Jupiter in Scorpio – lucky, lazy, confident.

Mercury in Leo opposition Mars in Aquarius – definite opinions delivered theatrically and assertively.

8: Sun trine Neptune in Pisces – dreamy, kind, vague, evasive.

9: Mercury square Jupiter – confident, promise more than can deliver, carless of detail.

10: Venus into Virgo until August 7th -easier to be helpful than spontaneously outgoing, enjoys chores.

Jupiter direct in Scorpio – cash plans move into more go=-ahead phase, as do intimate relationships.

12: Venus trine Uranus in Taurus – flirtatious, sociable

Sun opposition Pluto – challenging in days before, need to push to overcome obstacles and achieve, power struggles.

13: Solar Eclipse in Cancer – need to get focus on what changes have to be made in the month ahead, especially around close relationships.

14: Venus trine Saturn in Capricorn – cool, sophisticated, charming in a business-like way.

22: Venus sextile Jupiter – sociable, indulgent, frivolous.

Sun into Leo for four weeks – entertaining, sociable, flamboyant, showy.

24: Venus square Neptune – romantic, dreamy, unrealistic.

25: Sun square Uranus – sudden surprises, mood of no compromise, need space, disruptive.

26: Mercury retrograde until August 19 – communication hitches and glitches, minor irritations.

27: Sun opposition Mars – competitive, on short fuse, assertive.

Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius – pushed and pulled in two opposite directions, need to find a way of balancing.

28: Venus trine Pluto – persuasive, sociable, seductive, manipulative.

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. Also good for all matters sexual and intimate.

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.

 

 

June 2018

The Sun is in light, bright, chatty Gemini till the 21st and Mars makes no assaults on outer planets, so it should be a relatively amiable month. Gemini multi-tasks like mad, does have a darker side but usually never stays there long, opting instead for variety, choice and constant movement.  Mercury will magnify those tendencies sitting in its own sign as well until the 12th, so keeping scattered wits collected won’t be easy. Happily Venus in home-loving Cancer till the 13th will bring some respite in family indulgence and fun entertaining.

A lack-lustre, dreamy, vague square to Neptune on the 13th is the only aspect the Sun makes, otherwise life will pitter patter on enjoyably. Social high-jinks will be added to the mix from the 14th with Venus in flamboyant Leo which is never shy about declaring feelings or hiding out of sight.

In the final ten days the self-protective, emotionally-sensitive Cancer Sun picks up for four weeks. Although reputed to be good at baking apple-pies and darning socks, in reality it’s a creative sign with initiative and ambition. But always rooted in a secure family life. There will be a down moment or two around the 27th with Saturn in play; and certain projects will drag their heels with Mars going retrograde till late August. Time to hit the pause button and have a rethink,

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

1: Mercury in Gemini trine Mars in Aquarius – lively debates

Venus in Cancer trine Jupiter in Scorpio – frivolous, extravagant, sociable.

2: Venus trine Neptune in Pisces – dreamy, romantic, kind, not realistic.

6: Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive. Thinking and talking fast.

Venus square Pluto in Capricorn – emotionally intense, charming, manipulative, possessive.

Mercury square Neptune – absent-minded, muddled chats, evasive.

7: Sun square Neptune – low energy, drifting and daydreaming, low will power, kind.

12: Mercury into Cancer until the 29th – talking about home family and emotional matters, hyper-sensitive, takes offence easily, can be biased, creative.

13: Mercury sextile Uranus in Taurus – bright ideas, truthful. New Moon in Gemini – new beginnings.

Venus into Leo until July 10th – socially outgoing, fun-loving, entertaining, extravagant.

15: Venus square Uranus – sudden insights about emotional relationships, surprises, upsets.

16: Mercury opposition Saturn – chats about serious matters, negative, critical.

18: Neptune retrograde in Pisces until late November – subtle effect, inward looking.

19: Mercury trine Jupiter – confident in communication, positive thinking.

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

Sun into Cancer for four weeks – home-loving, creative, has initiative.

Venus opposition Mars in Aquarius – passionately enthusiastic, though not necessarily sensitive to others.

23: Sun sextile Uranus – relief at tensions lifting, small but positive changes.

Mercury opposition Pluto – intense discussions, stubborn, negative.

25: Venus square Jupiter – frivolous, extravagant, indulgent, sociable.

26: Mars retrograde in Aquarius until late August – a need to go back to the drawing board and be less pro-active until better plans are drawn up.

27: Sun opposition Saturn in Capricorn – discouraging, mistakes emerge and need sorted, relationships feel cool.

28 Full Moon in Capricorn – pulled in two directions.

29: Mercury into Leo until early September – talking extravagantly, attention-seeking, entertaining.

30: Mercury square Uranus – outspoken, sudden flashes of inspiration, short attention span.

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. Also key to the #metoo movement as it shines its light on sexuality.

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: This is the year of a change with a brief retrograde backwards. 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 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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