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December 2017

A high-octane, high-tension start to the month comes courtesy of Mars opposing Uranus on the 1st which is usually argumentative, intolerant or accident-prone with computers going haywire. Happily Venus moves into ever-optimistic Sagittarius to join the Sun and Mercury there on the same day so even despite Saturn’s rather downbeat presence it should sparkle up the mood in the days thereafter. Thoughts of travel, exotic holidays or social adventures will loom large.

Neptune may fog up the 3rd but taking a welcome rest from aggravations will be no bad thing. Mars which has been roaring through Libra for a few weeks now slides stealthily into Scorpio from the 9th to stay till late January. Mars is less vocal here though ultra-determined and not above getting its own back if criticised or thwarted. The fiery Sagittarius Sun will romp on undeterred until switching sign into Capricorn on the 21st just a day after Saturn does the same.

Saturn only changes sign every two to three years so it will mean a significant mood shift from the recent phase of self-righteous, argumentative Sagittarius into downbeat, dourly determined and more practical Capricorn, running through till 2020/21. Pluto is already in Capricorn so it’ll be building towards the Saturn Pluto conjunction of 2019, which does suggest a degree of hardship and generally tough conditions. Saturn rules Capricorn, which is an ambitious, workaholic sign, so it will double up the energy.     Difficulties will be overcome by sheer persistence.

Mercury goes direct on the 23rd so any delays in festive communications should disappear. On the 25th Venus also moves into Capricorn, unfortunately crossing Saturn that day, which will put a slight damper on frivolity, indulgence and romance. Venus here is keen on keeping up appearances and tends to aim for cool chic rather than gaudy displays.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

1: Venus into Sagittarius until the 25th – wanting social excitement, planning fun parties, needing lovers to be friends. Mars in Libra opposition Uranus in Aries – self-willed, intolerant, irritable.

3: Jupiter in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces – head in the clouds. Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius till 23rd so communication hitches and glitches. Sun in Sagittarius square Neptune – vague, dreamy, low energy. Full Moon in Gemini – pulled in two directions.

6: Mercury conjunct Saturn – serious, negative, critical. Mercury sextile Mars – outspoken. Mars in Libra sextile Saturn – hard-work, requires grit and perseverance.

9: Mars into Scorpio till January 26th – stubbornly determined, never-say-die ambitions, slightly vengeful.

10: Mercury trine Uranus – inspired ideas, bright chats. Venus square Neptune – romantic dreams but not realistic, kind.

13: Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive, talking non-stop.

15: Mercury conjunct Venus – harmonious way with words, diplomatic, loving.

16: Sun trine Uranus – positive changes, new opportunities.

18: New Moon in Sagittarius – new beginnings.

20: Saturn into Capricorn till 2020/21 – sensible, ambitious, persevering, having to cope with difficulties especially financial. Venus trine Uranus – social fun, flirtatious.

21: Sun into Capricorn for four weeks – traditional, earthy, conscientious though can be indulgent. Sun conjunct Saturn – downbeat, setbacks, need to face mistakes and fix.

23: Mercury direct – irritating delays cease.

25: Venus into Capricorn – socially ambitious, putting on a good show. Venus conjunct Saturn – separated in love, or duty before pleasure.

28: Mars trine Neptune – can be glamorous and attract publicity, or low energy and lacking in will power.

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 Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous. Into Capricorn from December 20th 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 mid 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. Then into 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.

November 2017

Emotionally intense, passionate and secretive Scorpio holds sway with the Sun in place till the 22nd, seductive Venus there from the 7th all month, plus lucky, expansive and feminine-friendly Jupiter also in Scorpio for months and months ahead. There will be a merging of souls as well as a money-magnet to bring cheer. Plus to be admitted jealousy and darker feelings. But determination which is Scorpio’s hallmark will win out. Not for nothing is Scorpio known as the miracle maker of the zodiac. Once a decision is made, heaven, earth and mountains will be moved to reach the goal. Mercury is in crusading, outspoken and overly-honest Sagittarius from the 5th as well.

Saturn in Sagittarius is  trine Uranus in Aries on the 11th which will shed light on old problems, bring a better way ahead, combining the best of the old with the best of the new.

What to watch out for in the days before is the Mars square Pluto on the 19th which can bring a trapped, frustrating, aggravating or even fearful feeling. Being neither too submissive nor too dominating is the trick. And taking more care since it can be accident-prone or attract undesirables.

In the final ten days the enthusiastic Sagittarius Sun will turn minds towards adventure, travel, broadening horizons and far flung places. The mood will be fiery, colourful and more outgoing.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

3: Venus in Libra sextile Saturn in Sagittarius – cool, sophisticated, charming in a business-like way.

Sun in Scorpio sextile Neptune in Pisces – kind, dreamy, vague.

4: Venus opposition Uranus – flirtatious, emotional insights and surprises, possessive relationships will be unsettled.

Full Moon in Taurus – pulled in two directions.

5: Mercury into Sagittarius till January 11th – bluntly outspoken, always straight with no devious side.

7: Venus into Scorpio till December 1st -sexy, seductive, passionate, possessive.

9: Sun sextile Pluto in Capricorn – getting it together, past mistakes overcome, lessons learned, time to push ahead.

11: Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries – common sense applied to innovative ideas, old rigidities given a positive nudge, good balance between the old and the new.

13: Venus conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio – frivolous, extravagant, sociable, charismatic.

Mercury square Neptune – vague, dreamy, evasive.

16: Venus trine Neptune – romantic, unrealistic, kind.

17: Mercury sextile Mars in Libra – outspoken, straightforward in discussions.

18: New Moon in Scorpio – new beginnings

19: Mars square Pluto – blocked, trapped, fearful, irksome, requires immense effort to make progress, brings out the worst in people so caution advised.

21: Venus sextile Pluto – sociable, persuasive, seductive, ultra-charming.

22: Sun into Sagittarius for four weeks – broadening horizons, less emotionally intense, more high-flying and adventurous, and outspoken.

Neptune goes direct in Pisces – subtle shift which favours spiritual or creative schemes.

25: Mercury trine Uranus – bright ideas, short attention span, stimulating chats.

28: Mercury conjunct Saturn – serious, practical chats, negative, critical.

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. Surprisingly helpful for women, pushing them into prominent positions.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous. Then into Capricorn till 2020.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till May 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. Then into 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.

October

A heavy start to the month will be worth ploughing through since the finish will be a great success. The Libra Sun for three weeks really yearns for harmony, balance, good manners and the chance to socialise and indulge. However Mars and Venus in earthy Virgo combined with Pluto in earthy Capricorn will set a different agenda, being more concerned with solid results from hard work and not above a hint of manipulation. Putting your shoulder to the wheel and not giving up till you see real progress will be the main motto. You may have to get your hands dirty but the end result will be worth it. Don’t let anyone push you around or let irritations and setbacks towards the 11th send you into the glooms.

What will add a dollop of cheer is Jupiter moving into Scorpio for the year ahead from the 10th, which should attract money and closer connections. And gradually as Venus on the 14th and then Mars a week later move into Libra, the mood should lighten. Just after midmonth Uranus will blow away a few cobwebs, rattle the bars of cages and insist on more freedom. The triumph towards the month’s end comes from the Sun conjunct Jupiter on the 26th which should bring a morale boost and positive outcomes.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

1: Mars in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn – requires grit and perseverance, but considerable effort will make progress.

3: Venus in Virgo trine Pluto – sociable, seductively charming, persuasive.

5: Venus conjunct Mars – passionately enthusiastic, probably about projects.

Full Moon in Aries – pulled in two directions.

8: Venus in Virgo square Saturn in Sagittarius – separated in love, work before pleasure.

Sun conjunct Mercury in Libra – talking and thinking fast.

9: Mercury square Pluto – stubborn, deep-thinking, negative, tricky discussions.

10: Sun square Pluto – slow in days before, having to push against resistance and not allow others to get the upper hand.

Jupiter into Scorpio until November 2018 – good for joint finances, intimate relationships, and attracting secrets.

11: Mars square Saturn – accident prone, setbacks, irritations, requires gritted teeth and self-control.

13: Mercury sextile Saturn – practical, sensible chats

14: Venus into Libra till November 7th – diplomatic, sociable.

15: Mercury opposition Uranus in Aries – outspoken, fast-thinking, bright ideas.

16: Sun sextile Saturn – down-to-earth, good for planning.

17: Mercury into Scorpio till November 5th – good at attracting confidences, persuasive, has a sting in the tail.

18: Mercury conjunct Jupiter – confident, upbeat, positive chats.

19: Sun opposition Uranus – sudden surprises and change, uncompromising

New Moon in Libra – focussed.

22: Mars into Libra till December 9th – keen on fairness, argumentative when pushed.

23: Sun into Scorpio for four weeks – emotionally intense, private, deep-thinking, can be vengeful if hurt.

24: Mercury trine Neptune in Pisces – kind, vague, intuitive.

26: Sun conjunct Jupiter – lucky, expansive, a morale boost, can be lazy.

28: Venus square Pluto – sexy, possessive, sociable.

Mercury sextile Pluto – persuasive.

Jupiter in Libra until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships. Then into Scorpio until 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 Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous. Then into Capricorn till 2020.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. Then into 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

Neptune hangs over the start and finish of the month which will bring a sympathetic though confused and low energy mood, despite the best efforts of the hard-working Virgo Sun until the 22nd and Mars also in Virgo from the 5th till late October. So there’ll be patches of pushing on with chores, getting details sorted out; and other times of drift and daydream. Luckily Mercury goes direct early on to get rid of recent tiresome irritations and delays and by the 9th a Sun trine to Pluto should get certain matters under control. Saturn holds forth towards midmonth, requiring a realistic approach and an acceptance that mistakes need to be fixed. Luckily Venus in fun-loving Leo for three weeks will sprinkle a little stardust and romance around as well. The fair-minded and extravagant Libra Sun picks up on for the final week into October which is more relationship-oriented than self-sufficient Virgo. Though Mars remains and is joined by Venus so it won’t all be indulgence and hand-holding. Duty will still call. An exuberant, risk-taking Jupiter opposition Uranus on the 28th will bring a swoosh of enthusiasm though common sense may be lacking.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

2: Mars in Leo trine Uranus in Aries – innovative, experimental, excitable, uncompromising.

3: Mercury conjunct Mars in Leo – argumentative, exaggerates, dramatic.

5: Sun in Virgo opposition Neptune – untypical muddle and slump.

Mars into Virgo till October 22nd – nose to the grindstone, perfectionist, good for specialised work.

Mercury direct in Leo – communications glitches disappear.

5: Full Moon in Pisces – pulled in two directions.

9: Sun in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn – back in control, getting it together, over past mistakes and forging ahead.

10: Mercury into Virgo till 30th – good for detail, practical discussions, critical.

13: Venus trine Saturn in Sagittarius – cool, sophisticated, business-like charm.

14: Sun square Saturn – delays, obstacles, can be discouraging but also helpful in getting rid of illusions.

15: Venus sextile Jupiter in Libra – frivolous, sociable, indulgent.

16: Mercury conjunct Mars in Virgo – snappy, irritable, heated chats.

18: Venus trine Uranus – flirtatious, social fun.

20: Venus into Virgo till October 14th – being helpful easier than being romantic.

Mercury opposition Neptune – muddled, evasive, slippery in discussions

New Moon in Virgo – in focus, moving ahead.

22: Mercury trine Pluto – persuasive, deep thinking.

Sun into Libra for four weeks – wanting balance, prefer one-to-one partnerships, cool, chatty, ambitious.

24: Mars opposition Neptune – low energy, slight sense of panic about plans not working, can attract glamour and publicity.

25: Mercury square Saturn – negative, serious chats

28: Jupiter opposition Uranus – relief from tension, freedom, not always sensible, over-confident.

Pluto direct in Capricorn – only subtle shift but good for business/finance.

30: Venus opposition Neptune – romantic but can be disappointing in love as dreams don’t come true

Mercury into Libra until October 17 – good for negotiating better agreements, indecisive since dilemmas will be thought round from every angle before decisions reached, tactful.

OUTER PLANETS

Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships. Then into Scorpio for a year.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous. Then into Capricorn till 2020.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. Then into 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.

August 2017

A month with a Lunar and a Solar Eclipse and Mercury retrograde is guaranteed to produce a few surprises and glitches. Eclipses always produce a sense of heightened awareness, as if significant events were about to challenge the status quo. Part of the eclipse effect is to prod everyone into making changes in their lives, to throw away old attitudes and foster new growth in the area of life ruled by the house(s) in which the eclipse falls. They come round every six months to remind us that life should not be static.

The Leo Sun till the 22nd, accompanied by Mars, will make it a sociable, confident, assertive and noisy time as all of Leo’s attention-demanding tendencies get a boost. The Jupiter Pluto square on the 4th is also no shrinking violet and may lead to over-confidence and bullying behaviour. The powerful eclipsed Full Moon in Aquarius on the 7th demands that a better balance be found, between opposites – independence and interdependence, detail and grand plans, home and career, loved ones and friends, doing and being. Then a happy-go-lucky Jupiter sextile the Sun on the 10th will boost morale and bring luck in small ways.

Venus in Cancer till the 26th will make for indulgent moments at home or with the family, although will be sensitive to slights and mood swings.

The Solar Eclipse in the final degree of Leo on the 21st, is a powerful New Moon, though this one could be low energy and prone to muddled thinking with false information coming in. Then the Sun moves into earthy, sensible Virgo for four weeks, to get hard work under way and practical matters resolved. It won’t all be duty however as both Venus and Mercury before the months’ end move into flamboyant, entertaining Leo.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

3: Uranus retrograde till early January – only a subtle shift, though certain innovative plans may need a rethink.

4: Jupiter in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn – might makes right, a law unto itself, social niceties will be swept to one side as over-confidence turns pushy.

7: Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius – pulled in two directions, a need to find a middle way.

10: Mercury in Virgo sextile Venus in Cancer – sweet words, gentle persuasion.

Sun in Leo sextile Jupiter – lucky, expansive, lazy.

12: Venus trine Neptune – kind, romantic, dreamy.

13: Mercury retrograde till September 5 – delays in communications, minor irritations.

Sun trine Saturn in Sagittarius – sensible, practical, good for planning.

15: Venus opposition Pluto – charismatic, jealous, possessive, manipulative.

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

20: Mars in Leo sextile Jupiter – surge of positive energy, good for starting projects, can create own luck.

21: Sun trine Uranus – sudden new opportunities, restrictions ease.

Solar Eclipse in Leo – focus on change.

22: Mars trine Saturn – persevering, practical, requires effort.

Sun into Virgo for four weeks – earthy, practical, hard-working, adaptable, communicative and critical.

24: Venus square Uranus – flirtatious, sociable, dislikes possessiveness, wants freedom.

25: Saturn direct in Sagittarius – not noticeable difference, though some viewpoints will be easier to get across.

26: Venus into Leo till September 20th – sociable, fun-loving, romantically upfront.

Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive, talking fast.

27: Jupiter sextile Saturn – good balance between idealism and materialism, enthusiasm and common sense.

31: Mercury into Leo till September 10th – entertaining, speaking exuberantly.

 

OUTER PLANETS:

Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships. Then into Scorpio for a year.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous. Then into Capricorn till 2020.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. Then into 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.