Mars will be causing ructions in Aries for the first two weeks, kicking off with a blocked, frustrated, bad-tempered square to Pluto on the 2nd – which will have been in effect for a few days before. Then it moves towards a mid month conjunction with rebellious and uncompromising Uranus. The Aquarius Sun till the 18th will be trying hard to spread tolerance and a few jokes around to lighten the mood. And Venus in sophisticated Capricorn will be keeping up appearances after the 3rd.
Mars moves out of over-excitable and impulsive Aries on the 14th into ultra-determined Taurus where it stays till March 31st. The mood will be less reckless, more money-minded and materialistic, emotionally possessive and jealous.
But for all that there will be a softening in the atmosphere with the sensitive, emotional, creative Pisces Sun picking up for four weeks from the 18th – soft music and candlelit suppers will soothe and smooth any rough edges.
2: Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn – teeth-gritting, requires courage and perseverance to move ahead. Can be risky so a need for caution. Avoid bullies.
Venus in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries – sociable, flirtation, fun.
3: Mercury in Aquarius sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius – confident chat, positive thinking.
Venus moves into Capricorn until March 1st – elegant, restrained feelings, indulgent, a liking for mixing with the right people in upmarket places.
4: New Moon in Aquarius – new beginnings
8: Sun sextile Jupiter – confident, lucky, good for health, wealth and happiness in a minor way, lazy.
Mercury sextile Mars – outspoken.
10: Mercury into Pisces until mid April – intuitive, imaginative way of speaking, kindly intentioned.
13: Mars conjunction Uranus – hasty, over-reactive, accident-prone, irritable.
14: Mars into Taurus until March 31st – earthy, practical, stubborn, keen on material security, money, indulgences and can be jealous.
17: Venus sextile Neptune – romantic, dreamy, kind.
18: Sun in Aquarius sextile Uranus – new doors open, positive changes in a small way.
Venus conjunct Saturn in Capricorn – emotionally cool, separated in love, duty comes first.
19: Mercury conjunct Neptune – vague, evasive, confused, kind.
Full Moon in Virgo – pulled in two directions.
20: Mercury sextile Saturn – sensible, good for planning
22: Mercury square Jupiter – confident, promise more than can deliver, enthusiastic.
23: Venus conjunct Pluto – seductive, persuasive, sociable, manipulative.
Mercury sextile Pluto – persuasive.
28: Sun sextile Mars – energised, go-ahead.
Jupiter into its own sign Sagittarius for a year from November 8 2018 until December 2019. 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 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.