JULY and AUGUST 2014 FORECAST
(1) For more information on the 2008-2015 cycle see: Radical Restructuring article
(2) Personal Forecast Reports are available to order. See a sample report: One Year Detailed Forecast Report
(3) The pertinent astrological aspects for July and August are at the end of this Forecast.
DARE TO BE YOURSELF
July 16, 2014 to August 10, 2015
With all the turmoil in the world brought about by the radical restructuring energies, it is nice to know that there are also some easier astrological influences. So this newsletter is going to focus on one of the most positive astrological influences – the planet Jupiter. Now is a good time to discuss the effect of Jupiter because it will change signs in July and that will bring in new energies.
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and is actually has a protective influence on the Earth. Due to Jupiter’s size and gravity, it attracts asteroids and comets that might otherwise come crashing into Earth. In astrology, Jupiter’s influence is also protective and beneficial. Jupiter’s energies are associated with growth and expansion, optimism, doing things in a big way and looking at the “Big Picture”.
The astrological influence of Jupiter brings good fortune, enthusiasm, humor, confidence, faith, optimism, enjoyment, a positive attitude, a philosophical outlook and the urge to improve conditions. Jupiter is like cosmic fertilizer; it causes things to grow and expand. However, Jupiter energies can sometimes get carried away and bring over-confidence, excess and overdoing things. Balance and maturity are needed to optimize Jupiter’s energies. Most people experience the positive effects of Jupiter, but it is good to keep in mind that there really can be too much of a good thing.
Jupiter takes twelve years to move through all the signs, spending about one year in each sign. The year that Jupiter is in the same sign as your sun sign is a very important time in your personal life and often brings positive self development and improvement. It is characterized by positive thinking, growth, expansion and opportunities for personal success and happiness. Even when it’s not in your sign, Jupiter is still moving through your chart and bringing opportunities for growth and expansion in some area of your life.
Jupiter has been in the sign of Cancer since June 25, 2013. Cancer is a water sign and is associated with home, family, security, safety, emotion, sensitivity, intuition and imagination. Those were the qualities that Jupiter expanded during its stay in Cancer over the past year. For most Cancer’s this has been a very helpful influence in their personal lives. However, it wasn’t without some challenges. Jupiter in Cancer formed a difficult pattern with Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn (aka the radical restructuring energies). The effect of Jupiter in Cancer ramped up and increased the radical restructuring energies of Uranus and Pluto. A general feeling of growing unrest has been evident in world conditions over the past year. Disruptive energies expanded in the world and now seem out of control. Many things were brought to our collective attention that were unsettling.
It is now time for a shift in Jupiter’s energies. Jupiter will move from the sign of Cancer to Leo. This should help to slow down the out of control growth of radical change, emotional reactions and disruption. We have all felt this in some part of our lives. It certainly doesn’t mean the radical restructuring energies will go away, but it should help things move in a more manageable direction.
On July 16, 2014, Jupiter will move into the fire sign of Leo and will stay through August 10, 2015. Jupiter’s influence of optimism, confidence, faith, enjoyment, fun, expansion, growth, good fortune, humor, a positive attitude will be expressed through the qualities of Leo. Leo is enthusiastic, spirited, generous, courageous, determined, confident, playful, fun, loving, creative and self expressive. A good combination! This should help us all have a sunnier outlook.
If you are a Leo or have a Leo Ascendant, the next twelve months are very likely to be positive, expansive and exciting for you. If you know your chart, look for planets in Leo, they will also receive a boost.
No matter what your Sun Sign is, Leo will be part of your chart. Your birth chart is a circle comprised of all the signs, and you have a Leo area of life. That is a naturally creative place for you, so your creative energies will be stimulated during Jupiter’s stay in Leo.
To find out where and how Jupiter in Leo will help you become more daring, creative, expressive and loving, read your Sun Sign below. If you know your Ascendant (rising sign) read that, too.
Jupiter in Leo will benefit the area of your life connected with creative self-expression, fun, entertainment, children, love, romance and speculation. This will be a period of expansion and optimism in these areas. You may become involved in the creative arts, drama, music or social events. It will be an excellent time for social activities and enjoying life in general. You will now have the confidence to express yourself creatively and socially. Children may be a positive influence in your life at this time. You can also be quite lucky during this period. Although there is could be a tendency to become over-confident. Even if it seems like it at the time, it really is not a good idea to spend all the grocery money on lottery tickets. All in all, this will be a very pleasant time when you open your heart to more joy and happiness into your life.
Jupiter in Leo will benefit the area of your life connected with home, family, real estate, your past, your childhood, your parents and your inner foundations. This is a very positive and optimistic time for family relationships. Your family is likely to be beneficial to you during this period and you will be beneficial for them. Your family could also expand over the year ahead. You are likely to enlarge or improve your current home, or move to a better and bigger home now. You may do some creative projects in your home or yard. You will want your home to be an expression of who you are. This is usually a very favorable time for real estate matters. Your inner foundations will also feel fortified. Your inner sense of security and happiness will expand.
Jupiter in Leo will benefit the area of your life connected with mental attributes and communication. During this period, your general mental outlook will become more optimistic, expansive and open-minded. You will have the urge to communicate more and may find yourself very busy with errands and short trips. You could become more involved with your siblings or your local community. You may help them or they may help you. The use of telephones, computers, the Internet, texting, and all forms of telecommunications will increase in your life. You also will be seeking new information and this will be a great time to take up a new study that will expand your perceptions and be of benefit to you in the future. You will have an opportunity to fully express your creative thoughts and ideas. It is a favorable time for speaking, writing and working with the media.
Jupiter in Leo will benefit the area of your life connected with personal finances, possessions, values, self-worth and talents. Jupiter’s energies will bring opportunities to improve and expand your finances and your sense of self-worth. You will feel more optimistic about your financial situation now. You will also appreciate what you have and realize what you really value. In addition, you will likely be able to increase your income and possessions. You may also get a chance to use your natural talents in a way that is very gratifying. One caveat – You may be tempted to over-spend now. Be sure to balance your optimism, confidence and generosity with reality and your bank account.
Lucky you! This a very fortunate time period for you. Jupiter will be in your own Sun Sign, and will bring you opportunities to expand and enhance your true essence. During this time you will have the desire to improve the way you express yourself in the world, your appearance, your self interests and your general health. This is likely to be a very positive and successful time for you. Your self-confidence will grow and your outlook on life will become more outgoing, optimistic and expansive.
Beneficial people and opportunities will be drawn to you during this period because of the positive energy you radiate to others. Your popularity will increase and you are likely to meet many new people and expand your social life. There can be a tendency to expand your waistline, too. Keep that in mind when you are tempted to over-indulge. You may be tempted to go overboard or be over-confident at times, but for most people this will not be a big problem. All in all, this will be a very fortunate time for your personal desires and your general sense of well-being.
Jupiter in Leo will benefit the area of your life connected to your inner self and subconscious. You may enjoy being alone more than usual and spend more time meditating, imagining, visualizing, creating and dreaming. You will feel more in tune with the Oneness of us all. Compassion, service to others and charity will appeal to you during this period. This is an excellent time to rest and renew your spirit and expand your spiritual life. It will be a good time for spiritual studies and to commune with the Universe. You may meet a spiritual teacher or be one for someone else. You will also be very compassionate now. You are laying the inner groundwork for a year of positive personal growth and success that will start for you when Jupiter enters Virgo on August 11, 2015.
Jupiter in Leo will benefit the area of your life connected to friends, associates, humanitarian interests, groups and future plans. During this period you will expand your involvement with friends and groups with whom you share common ideals and interests. You may lead a group or do a creative project involving others of like mind. You could become more involved in your community or in political or humanitarian organizations. You are likely to meet many new people during this period and some will become good friends. The friends, professional associates and groups that do come into your life will be mutually beneficial. Your future will improve because of the contacts you will make now.
Jupiter in Leo will benefit the area of your life connected to your career, life path, social status, public self, reputation, or any outer world pursuits. This is a very important and fortunate time for you. Opportunities to enhance your career/outer life path will increase. You could receive a promotion and recognition at work. You could begin a new career that is connected to travel, writing, teaching, creative arts, other cultures, the law, imports, exports or publishing. Powerful people could also be very beneficial to you now. If you own your own business it will expand and become more successful. You will feel confident about your abilities and others will see you as a successful person. You are likely to be in the public eye more at this time. Opportunities to be noticed may come out of the blue. Be prepared by being positive and looking your best when you are out in public.
Jupiter in Leo will benefit the area of your life connected to belief systems, travel, world view, advanced studies, writing, teaching and publishing. This is a time when you will want to spread your wings and fly to faraway places or at least to somewhere new and exciting. You will feel optimistic and inspired during this period. This is a good time to explore or revive your spiritual/religious views through studying, teaching, writing or traveling. You could feel a desire to share your philosophy of life with others. You may start an advanced degree, publish a book, begin a spiritual study or embark on a major journey. This is also the area of philosophy and politics, so you could get involved in politics or expand a particular world view in which you have a strong belief.
Jupiter in Leo will benefit the area of your life connected to joint finances, intimacy, sexuality, power, transformation and the mysteries of the unknown. During this time you are likely to benefit through the resources of others. Other people can provide material, emotional and psychological support. Your spouse or significant other could have an increase in income. Getting a loan will be easier than usual. If you are a business owner, others will be more willing to invest in your creative ideas and plans at this time. Because Jupiter energies can be over-confident at times, be realistic when signing up for future financial commitments. You could also experience an increase in intimacy and sharing in your close relationships. This can be a time when you gain a deeper understanding of yourself through therapy and spiritual or psychic experiences. You could also find that your psychic abilities and paranormal interests are expanded over the next year.
Jupiter in Leo will benefit and improve the area of your life connected to relationships. This will be a fortunate time for you in all your one-to-one encounters. Other people will be drawn to you. Your relationship with your spouse, significant other, business partners, close friends advisors, or counselors will be very beneficial for you during this time. Relationships will improve. Previous problems with others can be solved. Even if you end a relationship now, it will be for the best.You may form an alliance with others to work on a project involving the creative arts, children or social events. Agreements and contracts are favored. This is also a good time for public relations and promotions. Others will be drawn to your warm, expansive and generous nature. Opportunities will come your way to meet many new people and your social life will be quite enjoyable.
Jupiter in Leo will benefit the area of your life connected to your work, working conditions, health, pets and service to others. During this time the work you do will be very creative, enjoyable and fulfilling. If you have a job, working conditions and relationships with co-workers and your boss will improve and expand. If you have your own business, employees will be happier and more productive. If you work independently, you will be able to do what you love. The help and service you give others will not seem to be a chore and you will be happy to help. Your health should be robust at this time. You may start a positive new health regimen now. However, at times, you may over-optimistically convince yourself that pies, cakes and cookies will not cause you to gain weight. Unfortunately, that assumption will be incorrect.
Thanks for reading. May you enjoy the blessings of Jupiter in your life!
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserve your love and affection.
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Pertinent Astrological Aspects
Times shown are Mountain Daylight Time. Degrees have been rounded off.
July 1: Mercury Direct, 6:50 am, 24º Gemini.
July 4: Sun opposite Pluto, 2:00 am, 12º Cancer/Capricorn.
July 7: Venus sextile Uranus, 12:49 am, 16º Gemini/Aries
July 8: Sun square Uranus, 10:23 am, 16º Cancer/Aries.
July 8: Sun trine Saturn, 6:29 pm, 16º Cancer/Scorpio.
July 12: FULL MOON: 5:25 am, 20º Capricorn.
July 12: Mercury into Cancer, 10:45 pm.
July 13: Venus trine Mars, 2:22 am, 24º Gemini/Libra.
July 16: JUPITER into LEO, 4:30 am.
July 18: Venus into Cancer, 8:06 am.
July 18: Mercury trine Neptune, 11:37 pm, 7º Cancer/Pisces.
July 19: Sun square Mars, 12:32 am, 26º Cancer/Libra.
July 20: Saturn Direct, 9:21 am, 17º Scorpio.
July 21: 8:53 pm, Uranus Retrograde, 17º Aries.
July 22: Mercury opposite Pluto, 12º Cancer/Capricorn.
July 22: Sun into Leo, 3:41 pm.
July 24: Venus trine Neptune, 5:10 am, 7º Cancer/Pisces.
July 24: Sun conjunct Jupiter: 2:44 pm, 2º Leo.
July 24: Mercury square Uranus, 6:07 pm, 17º Cancer/Aries.
July 24: Mercury trine Saturn, 8;11 PM, 17º Cancer/Scorpio.
July 25: Mars into Scorpio, 8:25 pm.
July 26: NEW MOON, 4:42 pm, 4º Leo.
July 28: Venus opposite Pluto, 12:37 am, 12º Cancer/Capricorn.
July 31: Mercury into Leo, 4:46 pm.
July 31: Venus square Uranus, 10:43 pm, 16º Cancer/Aries.
August 1: Venus trine Saturn, 4:22 am, 17º Cancer/Scorpio.
August 1: Mars square Jupiter, 4:47 pm, 4º Scorpio/Leo.
August 2: Mercury conjunct Jupiter, 1:33 pm, 4º Leo.
August 2: Mercury square Mars, 6:01 pm, 4º Leo/Scorpio.
August 7: Mars trine Neptune, 6:14 am, 7º Scorpio/Pisces.
August 8: Sun conjunct Mercury, 10:21 am, 16º Leo.
August 8: Mercury trine Uranus, 2:14 pm, 16º Leo/Aries.
August 8: Sun trine Uranus, 6:36 pm, 16º Leo/Aries.
August 8: Mercury square Saturn, 8:50 pm, 17º Leo/Scorpio.
August 9: Sun square Saturn, 9:11 am, 17º Leo/Scorpio.
August 10: FULL MOON, 12:09 pm, 18º Aquarius.
August 12: Venus into Leo, 1:24 am.
August 15: Mars sextile Pluto, 3:25 am, 11º Scorpio/Capricorn.
August 15: Mercury into Virgo, 10:44 am.
August 17: Venus conjunct Jupiter: 11:21 pm, 7º Leo.
August 18: Mercury opposite Neptune, 9:42 pm, 6º Virgo/Pisces.
August 21: Mercury trine Pluto, 1:19 pm, 11º Virgo/Capricorn.
August 22: Sun into Virgo, 10:46 pm.
August 25: Mercury sextile Mars, 2:46 am, 18º Virgo/Scorpio.
August 25: Venus trine Uranus, 3:38 am, 16º Leo/Aries.
August 25: Mercury sextile Saturn, 6:30 am, 18º Virgo/Scorpio.
August 25: NEW MOON, 8:13 am, 2º Virgo.
August 25: Mars conjunct Saturn, 1:30 pm, 18º Scorpio.
August 26: Venus square Saturn, 12:22 pm, 18º Leo/Scorpio.
August 27: Venus square Mars, 9:46 am, 19º Leo/Scorpio.
August 29: Sun opposite Neptune, 8:33 am, 6º Virgo/Pisces.
JUNE 2014 FORECAST
(1) For more information on the 2008-2015 cycle see: Radical Restructuring article
(2) Personal Forecast Reports are available to order. See a sample report: One Year Detailed Forecast Report
(3) The pertinent astrological aspects for June are at the end of this Forecast.
Here are the highlights for June 2014
June – All Month: Mercury goes retrograde on June 7 and will stay that way until July 1. However, the days just before and just after the actual retrograde period can be quite intense, too. June will be a good time to clear out clutter in your home, do some repairs, catch up on chores, and for heaven’s sake, finally read or throw away that pile of magazines/articles/etc. you’ve been saving for months (years?). Focus on completing, refining or revising projects already started. Stay flexible if you are traveling and keep your schedule open. That will enable you to accommodate unexpected changes and take advantage of spontaneous opportunities. More about Mercury Retrograde
June 4-8: This will be a favorable time for pleasant social contacts and strengthening connections with others. Dare to be yourself and follow your heart.
June 12: The FULL MOON in adventurous and optimistic Sagittarius can bring a positive slant to some serious issues that could arise now. The bill is likely to come due at this time for any over spending or impractical ideas that were initiated around the last New Moon on May 29. Oh oh. Something that seems challenging may actually lead to a deeper understanding of love and commitment. Focus your attention on what is most important and worthwhile in life, whether it is material, emotional, physical or spiritual.
June 13-14: Projects or issues that began back in December 2013 now are ready for one last big push to completion now through July 25. Focus on getting some major things done during these two days. The radical restructuring energies will be strong. Energies are high and a lot can be accomplished. Keep a positive attitude and avoid power struggles.
June 17-18: Keep your ears and eyes open the morning of June 17. Be observant of the world around you. It could be very enlightening and interesting. Both days are favorable for social occasions with friends and loved ones. The general feeling is peaceful, generous and lighthearted.
June 21: SUMMER SOLSTICE is at 4:51 am, MDT, when the Sun enters the sign of Cancer. This is the time of year to embrace the fullness and sumptuousness of Mother Nature. Celebrate the life-giving rays of the Sun. Connect to your own Inner Light and let it shine!
June 23: Venus, planet of love and enjoyment, enters Gemini, the sign of communication, curiosity and lighthearted fun, where it will stay until July 17. Get out and about, have some interesting conversations and try something new just for fun.
June 24-25: This will be another two days of intense activity related to something you have been dealing with for months (see June 13-14, above). The radical restructuring energies are surging and the urge for liberation and freedom will be strong. Avoid impatience, impulsiveness and irritability. Breathe deeply and try to relax. You may finally break free of whatever has been holding you back. A breakthrough of some kind could certainly occur, but the way it happens may surprise you.
June 27: The NEW MOON is in nurturing and emotional Cancer today. Time to shift your focus to family, security and your home over the next 30 days. This would be a good time to ask yourself the following questions: What does “home” mean to you? What do you need to feel physically and emotionally safe and secure? What does it take to make you feel snug as a bug in a rug? Does your home life reflect this? If not, make some changes. If yes, enjoy!
June 28-29: Focus on caring and sharing feelings. Romance, imagination, intuition and creativity are favored at this time. Be aware that there could also be a tendency for over-idealism and some unrealistic expectations.
Keep your feet on the ground and your head in the stars and
Have a Great Summer!
Pertinent Astrological Aspects
Times shown are Mountain Daylight Time. Degrees have been rounded off.
June 4: Venus sextile Neptune, 7:16 am, 8º Cancer/Pisces.
June 6: Sun sextile Uranus, 5:20 am, 16º Gemini/Aries.
June 7: Mercury retrograde, 5:57 am, 3º Cancer, goes back to 24º Gemini. See July 1.
June 8: Venus trine Pluto, 7:38 pm, 13º Taurus/Capricorn.
June 9: Neptune retrograde, 1:51 pm, 7º Pisces.
June 12: Venus opposite Saturn, 10:09 pm, 18º Taurus/Scorpio.
June 12: FULL MOON, 10:11 pm, 22º Sagittarius.
June 14: Mars square Pluto, 6:34 am, 13º Libra/Capricorn.
June 17: Mercury retrogrades back into Gemini, 4:05 am. Moon in Aquarius trine Sun and Mercury in Gemini, 6 am to noon.
June 18: Venus sextile Jupiter, 3:16 am, 24º Taurus/Cancer.
June 21: Sun into Cancer, 4:51 am, SUMMER SOLSTICE.
June 23: Venus into Gemini, 6:34 am.
June 25: Mars opposite Uranus, 2:25 am, 16º Libra/Aries.
MAY 2014 FORECAST
(1) For more information on the 2008-2015 cycle see: Radical Restructuring article
(2) Personal Forecast Reports are available to order. See a sample report: One Year Detailed Forecast Report
(3) The pertinent astrological aspects for May are at the end of this Forecast.
We made it through April and “The Big One” out in the world didn’t happen. There were many accidents, attacks, environmental/weather related incidents, etc. that were certainly radically restructuring to those involved, but no one huge event that affected mass consciousness. Yet, maybe we are being radically restructured in ways that are not so obvious.
Individually, for many people there was (and continues to be) a sense of being overwhelmed at times by a relentless pressure to make changes. This is accompanied by a feeling of great urgency to do something immediately to resolve the situation along with extreme frustration because of either not knowing what to do, or not being able to make things happen. Then the pressure lifts and we realize there is no need to take such immediate drastic action. Things weren’t nearly as critical as they seemed. This cycle repeats itself a few days later, perhaps getting a tiny bit easier each time. Still, there is no closure. Collectively, we have seen the frustration of no closure in several situations, e.g. the missing Malaysian jet, the sinking of the South Korean ferry and the Ukraine situation.
Instead of looking outward for the Big Event that will change everything, it could be a better idea to look inward and see how we are being transformed slowly and individually. Radical restructuring is also an inside job. All the ups and downs that we have been experiencing are altering us in ways that are not yet clear. We feel the pressure intensely, and just when we think we are literally going to pop, it lets up for a few days. This is a powerful emotional, psychological, spiritual and physical experience. Could it be that each of these cycles of intensity is changing us inwardly? Are we given as much as we can take, and then offered a chance to assimilate the changes, each time with some inner restructuring being accomplished?
Even if we don’t realize it yet, decisions made and actions taken in April were pivotal, both in the world and individually. We are not done yet. It can help to realize that it is okay that we are feeling what we are feeling. It is part of the process. When we go through something so deep and intense, we are apt to be a little tender for awhile. We need to be kind and understanding toward ourselves and others.
The mark of your ignorance is the depth
of your belief in injustice and tragedy.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the word,
the master calls a butterfly.
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
May 2: Communications will be important on May 2. This will be a day to focus on practical matters. Be accurate and clear in all interactions with others. It is good to be serious, but watch a tendency to get carried away and end up being negative and critical. Get your ducks in a row on May 2, but wait a day or so before making your decision final.
On the evening of May 2, Venus, planet of love and money, will move into the fiery and action-oriented sign of Aries. Many people will be feeling more assertive, daring and impulsive in love and money matters now through May 27.
May 3 – 4: Confidence and a sunnier attitude will prevail. The ability to face whatever needs to be done will make changes occur more easily than usual.
May 5-6: Positive astrological influences will bring an optimistic outlook, especially concerning security, home and family matters.
May 7: Mercury, the planet of communication and mental outlook, will move into clever and witty Gemini, where it will stay until May 28. Communications will become fast paced and changeable during this three week period. This influence will bring increased flexibility and objectivity. Be aware and careful in all communications and don’t jump to any conclusions. Mercury will go retrograde in June. Think before you speak or push send on your computer or cell phone. What you say or write in May could come back for reconsideration in June.
May 9-10: At this time it will be necessary to deal with reality. There could possibly be a temporary delay in plans which could be frustrating. Do what is necessary. Be patient. Trying to make things happen faster will just cause more resistance.
May 10-18: Venus in Aries will make challenging aspects to Mars, Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter, which will rattle the radical restructuring cage. Venus rules love and money. Could this mean economic radical restructuring in the world? Possibly.
In our individual lives, be aware that there will be a tendency to be headstrong during this nine day period in love and money matters. Venus in Aries wants what she wants when she wants it, which is always right now! This could lead to impulsive purchases and relationships in order to satisfy an amped up desire for instant gratification.
Relationships can heat up. Breakthroughs can occur. This could result in passion and more closeness, a break-through, or a break-up, depending on the nature of the relationship. New relationships started at this time will be exciting and possibly transformational. Will the new relationship last? Good question.
The May 14 FULL MOON in Scorpio will also occur during this period and could reveal something serious, surprising and previously hidden. The necessity of dealing with this can put a damper on the Venus in Aries desire to do something fun, liberating and innovative. Be patient and pay attention to events/ realizations at this time, they could be quite illuminating.
Relationships and financial transactions could be fine, and are certainly likely to be quite exciting at this time. Just don’t go overboard and throw caution to the wind. Impulsiveness and rash actions could easily bring about unintended consequences.
This is likely to be a turning point as Mars, planet of action and initiative, ends its retrograde phase and begins to slowly move forward. Ideas and projects started in December 2013 that have been spinning their wheels since March 1 will get back on track and should be completed by the end of July.
May 20-31: The last ten days of the month are under a very positive influence that favors business agreements and other long term projects. Optimism and confidence will be balanced with practicality and organization. This helpful influence will be especially strong over Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-26).
However, be circumspect at the Gemini NEW MOON on May 28. Things set in motion on May 28-29 will set the tone for the next month. There could be a tendency to be too trusting and to overlook details that are important during this two day period. Double-check and verify information. Whatever starts at that time is likely to go through revisions in June, so allow for flexibility and changes in plans. Pay careful attention to all communications, verbal and written, to avoid problems next month. Do not go overboard on spending. Think ahead. The bills will come due around the Full Moon on June 12.
On May 28 Venus leaves fiery Aries and moves into earthy and sensual Taurus. The quest for love, money and enjoyment will slow down and be more peaceful and practical now through June 22. Mercury will also change signs on May 29 when it leaves intellectual Gemini and enters emotional Cancer. Mercury will go retrograde ion June 7 and will go back into Gemini for awhile. Be aware that communications and plans made now could change in June. Stay flexible.
May 30-31 will be positive and energetic days for action and accomplishment. Take the initiative and start moving!
Thanks for Reading!
Pertinent Astrological Aspects
Times shown are Mountain Daylight Time. Degrees have been rounded off.
May 2: Mercury opposite Saturn, 6:56 pm, 21º Taurus/Scorpio.
May 2: Venus into Aries, 7:21 pm.
May 3: Sun trine Pluto, 6:34 pm, 13º Taurus/Capricorn.
May 6: Sun sextile Jupiter, 3:54 am, 16º Taurus/Cancer.
May 7: Mercury into Gemini, 8:57 am.
May 10: Sun opposite Saturn, 12:28 pm, 20º Taurus/Scorpio.
May 11: Venus opposite Mars, 3:27 am, 10º Aries/Libra. Mercury square Neptune, 6:35 am, 7º Gemini/Pisces. Moon in Libra conjunct Mars, opposite Venus, square Pluto, opposite Uranus, and square Jupiter.
May 12: Mercury trine Mars, 10:02 am, 9º Gemini/Libra.
May 14: Venus square Pluto, 11:47 am, 13º Aries/Capricorn. FULL MOON, 1:16 pm, 24º Scorpio.
May 15: Mercury sextile Venus, 3:54 pm, 14º Gemini/Aries. Mercury sextile Uranus, 5:22 pm, 15º Gemini/Aries. Venus conjunct Uranus, 5:54 pm, 15º Aries.
May 17: Moon in Capricorn square Mars and conjunct Pluto.
May 18: Venus square Jupiter, 9:31 am, 18º Aries/Cancer. Moon in Capricorn square Uranus, square Venus, opposite Jupiter.
May 19: Mars Direct, 7:31 pm, 9º Libra.
May 20: Sun into Gemini, 8:59 pm.
May 22: Moon forms water grand trine with Jupiter and Saturn. Moon trine Jupiter, 2:14 pm, 19º Pisces/Cancer. Moon trine Saturn, 3:05 pm 19º Pisces/Scorpio.
May 24: Jupiter trine Saturn, 11:48 am, 19º Cancer/Scorpio.
May 28: NEW MOON, 12:40 pm, 7º Gemini. Sun and Moon square Neptune, 7º Gemini/Pisces.
May 28: Venus into Taurus, 7:46 pm.
May 29: Mercury into Cancer, 3:12 am.
May 31: Sun trine Mars, 2:01 am, 10º Gemini/Libra.
APRIL 2014 FORECAST
Notes: (1) For more information on the 2008-2015 cycle see: Radical Restructuring article
(2) Personal Forecast Reports are available to order.
See a sample report:
(3) The pertinent astrological aspects for April are
at the end of this Forecast.
April 2014: The Short Version……..
Life altering events and actions are very likely to occur in the world and in the lives of many individuals during this month. Changes and transformations that have been pending for months or years can finally move forward. April 1 to 23 will be the most active and intense period. After that, things will start to settle down and become a bit easier.
April 2014: The Long Version…….
What in the World?
In 2008, an intense cycle of transformation and change began that has been shaking up the world’s economic, social and political systems ever since. This cycle will continue through 2015. In April 2014, it will reach a significant peak. Astrologically, these radical restructuring energies are represented by a challenging square (90 degree angle) between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. The energies of great change (Uranus) and total transformation (Pluto) have manifested as economic meltdowns, upsets, uprisings, revolutions, power plays, conflicts and violence in the world. The 2008-2015 radical restructuring cycle indicates that it is time to dismantle the things that aren’t working and that are outworn or corrupt. And then to build a new healthy foundation. Basically, it is a death and a rebirth. The new can’t be born as long as we are clinging to the old. April can bring us the stimulation and motivation to finally let go of the old and start on the path of rebuilding. Let’s take a look at some of the current world conditions that are in need of restructuring: Worldwide unstable economic conditions make life uncertain. Unemployment has been high and many people have found it necessary to change their lifestyle. We are experiencing the largest divide ever between the rich and the poor. The middle class is shrinking. Political infighting has reached toxic levels, stopping any real progress in fixing our problems and bringing a loss of confidence in our leaders. Conflicts regarding social issues such as gay rights, abortion rights, religious rights, minimum wage, privacy concerns and health care that have caused further turmoil and divisiveness. The USA and Europe are at loggerheads with Russia regarding Crimea, Ukraine and other issues. Worries about a new Cold War abound. Uprisings and revolutions in the Middle East seem to go on and on with no resolution in sight. Ongoing weather extremes have caused tremendous destruction and damage. Concerns about climate change and the future are building. The astrological energies in April will bring plenty of opportunities for transformation. On April 21, Uranus and Pluto will form the fifth in a series of seven exact squares that mark the important peaks in the 2008 -2015 radical restructuring cycle. But this fifth square will be a super-peak. That’s because Uranus and Pluto will also be dynamically interacting with the energies of the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. The combination of planets will form a rare and powerful planetary pattern called a Grand Cross. This Grand Cross will be in the action-packed cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Issues that have been simmering are very likely to come to a boil and demand action. We will be stimulated and motivated to make long overdue changes and transformations, whether we are ready or not. Quite possibly this will be the most pivotal time in the entire eight year cycle. Below is a chart showing the Grand Cross formation. This formation will be in place for most of April. For illustration purposes, I am using a chart for April 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. at 6:09 am showing the Grand Cross. On that day, the Moon in Libra will become part of the Grand Cross formation. Mercury and Uranus in Aries are on the ascendant. Pluto is standing still, intensifying and concentrating its transformative power as it gets ready to go retrograde later that evening. Then, in the wee hours of April 15, a lunar eclipse occurs, which indicates a culmination and shifting circumstances. This means April 14-15 will be a particularly dynamic and important time, but not necessarily the most intense time during the month. In the illustration below, Pluto in Capricorn is at the top of the Grand Cross. On the right arm of the cross are Mars and the Moon in Libra. Jupiter in Cancer is at the bottom of the cross. On the left arm of the cross are Mercury, Uranus and the Sun in Aries.
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The Grand Cross shows the dynamic and active energies as they push across and sideways against each other. Something has to give. (Did I mention it looks like April will be an eventful month?)
Who in the World?
The whole world will feel this powerful astrological influence, but some countries, leaders, institutions and systems will be directly in the crosshairs of the Grand Cross. Those with a birth date in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will be strongly affected, especially the following birth dates, which will be super activated.
This means it is very likely that they will go through major changes in April.
Aries – March 31 to April 5, 9-16º Aries
Cancer – July 2 to 8, 9-16º Cancer
Libra – October 3 to 9, 9-16º Libra
Capricorn - January 1 to 7, 9-16º Capricorn
The list below provides a fascinating look at just some of the countries, institutions and leaders that are likely to be affected by the Grand Cross because they were born under the signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, and/or have natal or progressed planets at, or very close to, the super-activated 10-15 º of those signs. Birthdates on the super activated dates are underlined. Those who will be affected by the April 15 lunar eclipse are also noted… Degrees shown below have been rounded off. Secondary progressions are noted as sp. and solar progressions as sa.
China – Libra -October 1, 1949: Sun 8º Libra; Mercury 13º Libra; Neptune 15º Libra; sp. N Node 14 Libra. (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: conj sa. Pluto 22º Libra; sqr Jupiter 23º Capricorn; sqr sa. Venus 24º Capricorn)
The Euro – Capricorn – January 1, 1999: Sun 10º Capricorn; sp. Midheaven 15º Cancer; sp. Asc 12º Libra; sa. Asc 15º Libra; sp. Moon 9º Capricorn; sp. Mercury 13º Capricorn. (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: conj sp. Mars 26º Libra; opp Saturn 27 º Aries; sqr Venus 26º Capricorn; sqr sp. Sun 26ºCapricorn)
Federal Reserve -Capricorn - December 23, 1913: sp. Sun 13º Aries; sp. Midheaven 11º Cancer; sp. Ascendant 10º Libra; sa. Pluto 11º Libra. (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: opp sp. Venus 25º Aries; sqr Neptune 27º Cancer; sqr Jupiter 23º Capricorn)
France – Scorpio – October 28, 1946: sp. Sun 13º Capricorn; sp. Mars 13º Capricorn.
French President – Francois Hollande – August 12, 1954 Leo: Jupiter 17º Cancer; N Node 13º Capricorn; sp. Sun 17º Libra; Moon 17º Capricorn.
Germany – Libra – October 3, 1990: Sun 9º Libra; Midheaven 11º Aries. (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: conj sa. Venus 25º Libra)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel - Cancer - July 17, 1954: sa. Moon 13º Aries; Jupiter 12º Cancer; sp. Mercury 11 Libra; N. Node14º Capricorn; sp. Mars 9º Capricorn. (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: conj Midheaven 22º Libra; conj sa. Pluto 21º Libra; conj Neptune 23º Libra; Sqr Sun 25º Cancer; sqr Uranus 23º Cancer; sqr Chiron 26 Capricorn)
Iran – Aries - April 1, 1979: Sun 11º Aries; sa. Moon 11º Cancer; sa. Saturn 13º Libra. (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: opp sp. Mercury 23 Aries; opp sp. Mars 23 Aries; sqr sa. Neptune 25 Capricorn)
Israel – Taurus – May 14, 1948: sa. N Node 17º Cancer; sa. Pluto 16º Libra; sp. Moon 9º Capricorn; sp. Neptune 10º Capricorn. (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: conj Asc 23º Libra; sqr Midheaven 25º Cancer; sqr sp. Sun 27º Cancer)
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -Libra – October 21, 1949: N Node 16º Aries; Mercury 10º Libra; Neptune 16º Libra. (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: conj Sun 27º Libra; conj sa. Pluto 23º Libra; sqr Jupiter 24º Capricorn)
North Korea - Virgo – September 10, 1948: Mercury 10º Libra; Neptune 12º Libra; sp. Venus 16º Libra; sa. Mars 9º Capricorn; sa. N Node 12º Cancer.
Russia - Capricorn - December 25, 1991: N Node 10º Capricorn; sp. Mercury 10º Capricorn; sa. Mars 12º Capricorn; Uranus 13º Capricorn; Neptune 16º Capricorn. (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: sqr sp. Sun 26º Capricorn)
Russian President Vladimir Putin – Libra - October 7, 1952: Sun 14º Libra; sa. Venus 13º Capricorn. (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: Mercury 23º Libra; sp. Neptune 23º Libra; sp. Saturn 24º Libra; sa. Pluto 24º Libra; sa. Jupiter 21 Cancer; sp. Venus 26 Capricorn)
Syria – Capricorn - January 1, 1944: Sun 9º Capricorn.
United Kingdom: Capricorn - January 1, 1801: Sun 10º Capricorn; N Node 14º Aries; Midheaven 9º Cancer.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron – Libra – October 9, 1966: Sun 15º Libra; Venus 8º Libra; sa. Mars, 15º Libra.
USA: Cancer - July 4, 1776; Sun 13º Cancer; Saturn 15 Libra. (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: conj sa. Moon 23º Libra; opp sp. Venus 24º Aries; sqr Mercury 24º Cancer; sqr sp. N Node 25º Cancer; sqr Pluto 27º Capricorn)
US President Barack Obama – Leo – August 4, 1961; sa. Asc 9º Aries; sp. Vertex 11º Libra; sa. Uranus 16º Libra.* (April 15 Lunar Eclipse 25º Libra: conj sp. Mars 27º Libra; conj sa. Pluto 28º Libra; opp sp. Asc 28º Aries; opp sa. Chiron 26º Aries; sqr Saturn 25º Capricorn; sqr sa. Moon 24º Cancer)
How in the World?
The Grand Cross could manifest in a variety of ways. Much depends on previous actions and choices that have led to present conditions. In general, major changes and transformations affecting existing economic, business, government and social structures could occur suddenly and with great power. There is a strong possibility of any of the following: big economic shifts, escalating conflicts, extreme environmental conditions, or startling actions from unexpected sources. Breakthroughs, discoveries and realizations that challenge existing structures and systems could occur that will shake us up and wake us up. Whatever happens, it is likely to create a stir.
How Will this Affect Our Personal Lives?
Thankfully, individuals are much more likely than countries to use this energy in a positive and effective way. Not that it won’t be challenging. In our personal lives, this can be a time when we will have the energy, courage and confidence to make breakthroughs, take chances and start making big changes. Surprising events could occur to prompt this.
Those born in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will be strongly affected, especially those born on (or within a couple days) of the following super-activated birth dates:
Aries – March 31 to April 5, 10-15º Aries
Cancer – July 2 to 8, 10-15º Cancer
Libra – October 3 to 9, 10-15º Libra
Capricorn - January 1 to 7, 10-15º Capricorn
Those with the birth dates or planets and angles at the degrees mentioned above, are likely to experience some life-changing events or realizations. If there are issues or projects pending in your life, April will very likely bring them to the forefront. You will find it necessary to deal with them and move on. However, you are also likely to be motivated to take action, even if it is due to events beyond your control.
No matter when we were born, all of us will feel the waves of radical restructuring in some way. If you have your own chart, look at the houses containing 10-15º of the cardinal signs and for any natal or progressed planets/angles at those degrees to see where the action is likely to occur in your life.
Here are some ways we can use these energies most effectively:
(1) Be open to change.
(2) Don’t spend all our energy resisting the changes and transformations that are pending or necessary in our lives. Focus on what kinds of positive actions we can take to move forward.
(3) Get on with it! Stay grounded and take one day at a time. Go with the flow. For some, changes will be minor. For others, this will be a time of major life direction shifts.
(4) Expect some surprises and maintain flexibility. Planning may help us feel better, but don’t take anything for granted.
(5) Be aware that the powerful energies at play in the world are affecting everyone. Keep this in mind when interacting with others.
(6) Be assured that it is all part of our path on Earth at this time. Don’t jump to conclusions. We are in the middle of a transformation and what we are becoming is not clear yet.
Quote for the month:
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
French philosopher, Montaigne
General April Forecast
April 1-13 ~ Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines
Apr 1-4: The enthusiastic energy of the Sun in Aries will blend its fiery energies with the radical restructuring energies. In the world, this could manifest as over-reaching, over-reacting or over-confidence which could lead to rash actions or accidents. Watch the news; it will be a harbinger of things to come later this month. In our personal lives, we may find the courage to start making big changes. Surprising events could occur to prompt this. It can be exciting, but stressful. Stay grounded and realistic.
On April 5 at 2:31 pm, MDT, Venus, planet of love and enjoyment, enters the compassionate and creative water sign of Pisces, where it will stay for the rest of the month. Venus in Pisces will be a gentle, understanding and caring influence. The public may be drawn to mystical and spiritual matters during this period. This gentle energy won’t overrule the more dynamic energies at play in April, but it could be helpful. If you get overwhelmed this month, tune in to the soothing Venus in Pisces energy, and visualize yourself relaxing peacefully by water in a beautiful and mystical place.
April 6-7 will bring a desire for taking care of home and family matters. Emotions and sensitivity will be strong. Mercury, planet of communication, moves into Aries on April 7 where it stays until April 22. This will bring lots of enthusiasm, original ideas and foresight, but also a tendency for fiery oratory, impatience and impulsiveness. April 8 is a day with lots of energy that needs to be used. People may be feeling more assertive than usual. Unresolved conflicts may come to a head. Do something that requires activity. A great deal of work can be accomplished today.
On April 9 take some time out and do something fun and entertaining, but make it an early evening. Play time will be over by 9 pm, MDT. April 10-12 will be a good time to pause and do some organizational and housekeeping duties. It could also be a time when you help out someone else. Attend to practical matters and get your ducks in a row. The next week will be a busy one. It may be hard to sleep the night of April 13. If that happens, don’t worry, you are just picking up the power building in the Grand Cross formation.
April 14-30 ~ GO!
From April 14 to 23, the radical restructuring energies will be intense. Mercury in Aries, Mars in Libra and Jupiter in Cancer join Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn to form the Grand Cross pattern.
Apr 14-16: We could have some surprises with our morning coffee. Things will most likely be happening very quickly. There could be surprising news. Some will be caught off guard. Those in power stand their ground and bear down with more pressure. At the Full Moon/ Lunar Eclipse in Libra on April 15 we realize that something is shifting. The tide is turning and events could happen rapidly. Communications will be active, assertive, and fast-paced. The possibility of accidents is increased, as many will be impatient and in a hurry. Reckless and damaging words could be spoken in the heat of passion. Possibly a “war of words” will occur out in the world.
In our personal lives, these three days are likely to be busy and hectic. We definitely could be booted out of our comfort zone. It can be a challenging time, but it can also be a time of breakthroughs. People in general are apt to be more assertive and confrontational than usual. If you find yourself in a conflict, count to ten and breathe deeply before saying something that will unnecessarily make the situation worse. Something that seems very annoying at the moment may not be important in a few days. Stay grounded and try to slow down whenever possible.
Apr 17-18 will have the potential to be a somewhat calmer and fortunate time. Openness, optimism and a friendly attitude toward others could bring positive results. The theme for these two days could be “Let’s make a Deal”. The Sun leaves fiery Aries and moves into Taurus on April 19 at 9:56 pm. This will bring in practicality and steadiness and should slow down the pace a bit.
However, the Grand Cross energies are still at the height of their power on Apr 19-23 and will continue to shake things up. This period could be a culmination of the previous two weeks. On Apr 24-27 there is a strong indication that the dust will settle and cooler heads will prevail, even if everything isn’t all settled yet. On April 24-25, the cool waters of the Moon in Pisces and Sun in earthy Taurus bring calmer conditions, empathy, stability and a focus on practical down-to-earth matters.
On April 29 the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Taurus occurs at 12:14 am, MDT. The New Moon is a time for a new start and we will be ready for it. Since this will be a Solar Eclipse, it also indicates there will be shifting and changing circumstances that could set the tone for the next 3-6 months. This will be good time for realistic thinking, solid communications and new plans. Major changes can be made now.
Woohoo! We made through April!!
Thanks for Reading!
* Birth information sources: Countries and The Euro: The Book of World Horoscopes by Nicholas Campion All others: Astro Databank
Pertinent Astrological Aspects Times shown are Mountain Daylight Time. Degrees have been rounded off.
Apr 1: Sun square Jupiter, 1:40 am, 12º Aries/Cancer.
Apr 2: Sun conjunct Uranus, 1:08 am, 13º Aries. Mercury trine Saturn, 9:02 pm, 23 º Pisces/Scorpio. Apr 3: Sun square Pluto, 3:19 am, 14º Aries/Capricorn.
Apr 5: Venus enters Pisces, 2:31 pm. Moon in Cancer trine Venus in Pisces, 3:46 pm.
Apr 6-7: Moon 12-19º Cancer conjunct Jupiter, square Uranus in Aries, opposite Pluto in Capricorn, square Sun in Aries and square Mars in Libra (in affect from 2 pm on Apr 6 to 7 am on Apr 7). Mercury enters Aries, 9:35 am.
Apr 8: Sun opposite Mars, 3:04 pm 19º Aries/Libra.
Apr 11: Venus conjunct Neptune, 8:24 pm, 7º Pisces.
Apr 14: Moon 12-17º Libra opposite Mercury in Aries, square Jupiter in Cancer, opposite Uranus in Aries, square Pluto in Capricorn and conjunct Mars in Libra (in effect from 12 am to 11am). Mercury square Jupiter, 12:32 pm, 13º Aries/Cancer. Mercury conjunct Uranus, 5:15 pm, 13º Aries. Mercury square Pluto, 10:12 pm, 14 Aries/Capricorn. Pluto Sta. Retrograde, 5:44 pm, 14º Capricorn (13º 35′).
Apr 15: Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, 1:42 am, 25º Libra.
Apr 16: Mercury opposite Mars, 5:15 am, 16º Aries/Libra.
Apr 17: Venus trine Jupiter, 7:19 pm, 13º Pisces/Cancer.
Apr 18: Venus sextile Pluto, 3:24 am, 14º Pisces/Capricorn.
Apr 19: Sun enters Taurus, 9:56 pm.
Apr 20: (Easter Sunday) Jupiter square Uranus, 1:25 am, 14 Cancer/Aries. Jupiter opposite Pluto, 5:05 pm, 14º Cancer/Capricorn. Moon 14-15º Capricorn square Uranus in Aries, conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, opposite Jupiter in Cancer and square Mars in Libra (in affect from 5 pm to 9 pm).
Apr 21: Uranus square Pluto, 12:38 pm, 14º Aries/Capricorn.
Apr 22: (Earth Day) Mars square Jupiter, 1:38 pm, 14º Libra/Cancer.
Apr 23: Mars opposite Uranus, 1:09 am, 14º Libra/Aries. Mars square Pluto, 7:47 am, 14º Libra/Capricorn. Mercury enters Taurus, 3:16 am.
Apr 24: Venus trine Saturn, 11:15 pm, 21 Pisces/Scorpio.
Apr 25: Sun conjunct Mercury, 9:27 pm, 5º Taurus Apr 26: Mercury sextile Neptune, 11:27 am, 7 Taurus/º Pisces.
Apr 27: Moon 12-14º Aries opposite Mars in Libra, square Pluto in Capricorn, conjunct Uranus in Aries and square Jupiter in Cancer (in effect from 12 am to 6 pm). Sun sextile Neptune, 4:34 am, 7º Taurus/Pisces.
Apr 29:New Moon Solar Eclipse, 12:14 am, 9º Taurus. Moon 14º Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn and sextile Jupiter in Cancer (in effect from 7 to noon) Mercury trine Pluto, 11:29 am, 14º Taurus/Capricorn. Apr 30: Mercury sextile Jupiter, 2:32 am, 14º Taurus/Cancer.
March 2014 Forecast
March 2014 Forecast Notes:(1) Radical Restructuring is a phrase below to describe the profound change, upheaval and transformation that has been affecting our world and our individual lives for the last several years. It will continue through 2015. Astrologically, these energies are represented by a square (90 degree angle) between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. For more information see: Radical Restructuring article. (2) Personal Forecast Reports are available to order. See a sample report: One Year Detailed Forecast Report (3) The pertinent astrological aspects for March are at the end of this Forecast.
FORECAST FOR MARCH 2014
March 1-9 ~ Deciding on a Direction
This will be an important nine day period. Several planets will begin to gradually move into position for a gathering of energies that will coalesce into a powerful surge of change and transformation (radical restructuring) in April 2014. This directional shift will be reflected in both world situations and our individual lives. The shift may be subtle in the beginning, but will build during the month of March and accelerate in April. March 1 begins with a New Moon in the sensitive and imaginative sign of Pisces. The New Moon takes place every 29.53 days. It signals a time for a new beginning and brings in energy for a fresh start. This New Moon carries the seeds of imagination, intuition, creativity, optimism and compassion. The urge to improve and transform our lives will receive a boost of inspiration and positive energy. Usually the days right after a New Moon are a good time to begin something new, but be aware that things in general will be in flux this entire week, as you will see in the following paragraphs. With so much shifting, it will not the best time to lay a foundation for a new project. Go ahead and think about what you want to initiate, but wait until March 12-13 to launch any big projects. On March 1-2, Venus, planet of love, enjoyment and sociability will be actively challenging Mars, planet of action, war and passion. Mars will be very strong because it is turning retrograde on the day of the New Moon (discussed below). Venus has been in Capricorn since November 5, 2013. Many people have been re-evaluating relationships, finances, priorities and responsibilities over the past couple months. Venus is getting ready to change signs and it is time to bring this phase to a close. On March 1-2, intensity will build in relationships regarding sexual attraction, affection, partnerships, finances or possessions. Relationships and partnerships of all kinds could reach some sort of turning point on issues that have been undergoing a re-evaluation for the past four months. Relationships that are basically healthy and open could find this exciting and refreshing. Relationships that have underlying tensions may experience conflicts or disputes. These two days will be a time to clear the air and get on with it, whatever “it” may be. Mars in Libra will go retrograde on March 1 (click here for more information) and will stay retrograde until May 19, 2014. During that 2½ month period, many people will focus their energy on the next phase of a project or idea that began in December 2013. Around the end of February and the beginning of March, we are likely to have realizations that prompt us to look at our previous plans and ideas with a fresh perspective. This will result in a realignment of our energies. Positively, our new insights can give us the energy and courage to break through blockages that have been holding us back from making desired changes in our lives. The radical restructuring energies in the world will also be strongly affected. Mars likes to stir things up, get things started and take action – NOW. Mars will be actively poking a stick into the smoldering radical restructuring energies and adding oxygen (or gasoline) to the fire off and on over the next four months. The action will be at its peak in April. On March 2, Saturn, planet of limits, responsibility and hard work will also turn retrograde. From then through July 21, we will find it necessary to clarify and focus on responsibilities and obligations. The next 4½ months will be a good time let go of the things in our lives that are no longer appropriate, whether they are situations past their expiration date, possessions, or our own attitudes and habits. Time to clean out the closet, literally and figuratively! It may take time, attention and patience, but it will pay off in the future. It will also help us use the radical restructuring energies much more effectively. March 3 could bring an opportunity to make meaningful changes and reforms. On March 5, Venus, planet of relationships, love and money will leave the practical and responsible sign of Capricorn. It will move into the objective, friendly and humanitarian sign of Aquarius, where it will stay until April 5. The new, the unusual, progressive ideas, independence and equality will be popular themes during that four week period. On March 6, Jupiter, planet of optimism and expansion goes Direct (starts moving forward), bringing us the urge to move forward with improvements we have been considering since last November. On March 7-9, we will be looking realistically at what it will take to manifest these changes. To summarize, March 1-9 will be a time of many realizations, shifts and changes.
March 10-16 ~ Tying Up Loose Ends and Moving On
This week will be a good time to clear up and complete projects and plans that have been hanging around for several weeks. March 10-11 could bring to light some misunderstandings or roadblocks that have been slowing things down. Use this opportunity to straighten out any communication problems. On March 12-15 we will feel like we have a clearer direction and will be ready to initiate our plans and projects.
The radical restructuring energies will be stimulated on March 14-16. This can bring breakthroughs in our individual lives. We may hear unsettling news regarding world events. Things will reach a climax as we approach the March 16 Full Moon in the practical and analytical sign of Virgo. Finding a way to balance dreams with reality is likely to be an issue. Some adjustments will need to be made.
March 17-23 ~ Spring Arrives!
There could be a deep inner rumbling all this week. It will be the vibration in the earth as the wheels of radical restructuring roll toward April. Try doing something thing fun and different on March 18. It could reveal some inventive ways to bring about positive changes that will be liberating. On March 20 the Sun enters Aries at the Spring Equinox. The stage is being set for April as the vitality and focus of the Sun moves closer to joining the radical restructuring energies. Can you feel something stirring? On March 21-22 there will be a spirit of hope and compassion. Our thinking will be more affected by our emotions than usual. However, we need to be aware that information and our perceptions may not be very clear at that time. Take what you hear with a grain of salt. Things are likely not what they seem. Instead of making important decisions during this two day period, go to a movie, do something imaginative or just take some time to relax.
March 24-31 ~ Here We Go
March 24 will bring an active start to the week. Get organized now. You’ll be glad you did as the tempo is about to speed up. On March 25-28, we could have some inventive and intuitive ideas about ways to improve and transform our lives. On March 29 we are likely to be torn between being open-minded and adventurous versus being conservative and overly serious. Try to find a balance between the two. The New Moon On March 30 will be in fiery, action-oriented, and assertive Aries This New Moon will light the torch at the radical restructuring gathering that will occur in April. Let the games begin! March 30-31 will be very active days as a major phase of transformation begins. What do you want to transform in your life? A thought before I go….. Even though this forecast is all about future possibilities, the only time that anything ever happens is right now in the present moment. It can be helpful to have some awareness of the energies that are ahead, but it’s important not to get so absorbed with the future that we miss the present.
What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Happy Spring and Thanks for Reading!
Pertinent Astrological Aspects Times shown from March 1-8: Mountain Standard Time, from March 9-31: Mountain Daylight Time. Degrees have been rounded off. Mar 1: New Moon, 12:59 am, 11º Pisces. Sun and Moon trine Jupiter, 11º Pisces/Cancer. Mars Retrograde, 9:24 am, 28º Libra. Mar 2: Saturn Retrograde, 9:19 am, 23º Scorpio. Venus square Mars, 1:04 pm, 28 º Capricorn/Libra. Mar 3: Sun sextile Pluto, 12:13 pm, 13º Pisces/Capricorn. Sun conjunct Chiron, 6:26 pm, 13º Pisces. Mar 5: Venus enters Aquarius, 2:03 pm. Mar 6; Jupiter Direct, 3:42 am, 10º Cancer. Mar 7-9: Sun at 17º Pisces opposite Jupiter/Saturn midpoint at 17º Virgo. Sun at 17º Pisces Semisquare Saturn/Uranus midpoint at 2º Aquarius. Sun at 18º Pisces square Saturn/Pluto midpoint at 18º Sagittarius. Mar 11: Mercury square Saturn, 12:14 am, 23º Aquarius/Scorpio. Mar 13: Sun trine Saturn, 3:16 pm, 23º Pisces/Scorpio. Mar 14: Mercury trine Mars. 10:17 am, 26º Aquarius/Libra. Mar 15: Mercury conjunct Uranus/Pluto midpoint at 28 º Aquarius. Mar 16: Full Moon, 11:08 am, 26º Virgo. Moon at 26º Virgo quincunx Mercury at 28º Aquarius. Sun at 26º Pisces quincunx Mars at 26º Libra. Mar 17: Mercury enters Pisces, 4:24 pm. Mar 18: Venus sextile Uranus, 1:00 pm, 12º Aquarius/Aries. Mars at 26º Libra opposite degree of Oct 18, 2013 lunar eclipse at 26º Aries. Mar 20: Spring Equinox, 10:57 am, Sun enters Aries. Mars conjunct degree of Apr 15, 2014 lunar eclipse at 25º Libra. Mar 21: Moon at 6º Sagittarius square Mercury and Neptune at 6º Pisces. (In effect from about 3 pm to 9 pm.) See Mar 22. Mar 22: Mercury conjunct Neptune, 2:16 pm, 6º Pisces. Mar 24: Moon at 11–13º Capricorn, opposite Jupiter at 11º Cancer, square Uranus at 12º Aries and conjunct Pluto at 13º Capricorn. (In effect from about 6 am to 3 pm.) Mar 26: Mercury trine Jupiter, 7:11 am, 11º Pisces/Cancer. Mar 28: Mercury conjunct Chiron, 10:09 pm, 15º Pisces. Mar 29: Venus trine Mars, 1:05 pm, 23º Aquarius/Libra. Venus square Saturn, 23º Aquarius/Scorpio. Mar 30: New Moon, 12:45 pm, 10º Aries. (Sun and Moon square Jupiter at 11º Cancer, conjunct Uranus at 12º Aries, square Pluto at 13º Capricorn.)
The pertinent astrological aspects for February are at the end of this Forecast.
FORECAST FOR FEBRUARY 2014
February 1-8 ~ Hit the Pause Button
2014 is a breakthrough year. Things are moving. Big plans for action and change are on deck for many people over the next three months. The radical restructuring energies will be strong in February and March as they build to an action-packed climax in April. World events are likely to be shocking and surprising. In our individual lives we may find this influence to be unsettling and unexpected, or liberating and exciting, or all of the above! We may be inspired and impatient to take action on Feb 3. However, before we rush out and initiate major changes, it will be wise to do some careful thinking and tweak our plans a bit (or a lot) during February. Mercury, the planet ruling communication, transportation, thinking and perceptions, will be retrograde from February 6 to 28. The heavens are telling us that it is time to pause, clear up, clean up, revise, reorganize and reconsider. Focus on refining and improving current plans and projects during this period. It will be well worth the effort. To learn more about the meaning of Mercury Retrograde, see: Mercury Retrograde On Feb 7 there will be a strong tendency for unrealistic thinking, daydreaming, forgetfulness or miscommunications. Avoid making important decisions that day and make sure all communications are clear. Do something creative and imaginative or take that day off for some rest and relaxation.
February 9-15 ~ Wake-Up Call
February 14 (Valentine’s Day) Full Moon, 4:53 pm MST, 26º Leo – Whatever needs to reorganized or revised is likely to come to our attention over this seven day period. The astrological patterns show a strong possibility for challenging or unsettling events in the world. The Full Moon in Leo on Feb 14 also suggests a major release of radical restructuring energy could erupt sometime this week. If so, it will have an eye-opening effect for many people. Startling revelations or even revolutions could occur. In our individual lives, the energies this week are more likely to manifest as major insights and realizations. This can energize and motivate us to take positive action to bring about needed change and transformation in our personal lives. The Full Moon on Friday, Feb 14, falls on Valentine’s Day and will activate both the radical restructuring energies and Mercury retrograde over the weekend. Something unexpected could cause us to see things from a new point of view, resulting in an exciting, surprising and transformational experience.
February 16-22 ~ Focusing
On Feb 16, we could be enthusiastic about proceeding with a previous idea or a project that originated in January. However, on Feb 18, we will realize more work and attention is needed before we can move forward. Don’t be discouraged. Keep focusing on your goal. Think of this as a work week and do what needs to be done. Improvements made now will pay off in the future. Don’t take shortcuts. If we avoid taking the time to do things right now, we will have to face the consequences in mid-March.
Feb 23-28 ~ Openings
The urge to expand our horizons and the confidence to do so will be strong as February comes to a close. We are likely to feel more optimistic and ready to take a chance during the last six days of February. Mercury will go direct on Feb 28. Our revising and reorganizing time will be drawing to a close. However, there will still be a possibility of communication mix-ups this entire week and the first few days of March. Don’t take anything for granted. Feb 28 brings happy and positive astrological influences. The New Moon in the sensitive and creative sign of Pisces occurs on at midnight on Feb 28 for those in the Pacific Time zone and in the wee hours of Mar 1 for the rest of the USA time zones. After a month of work and focus, this New Moon will usher in fresh energy for the next step in our journey. More about that next time!
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See more articles on astrology Pertinent Astrological Aspects (Times are shown for Mountain Standard Time Zone, degrees have been rounded off) Feb 3: Moon in Aries conjunct Uranus in Aries, square Jupiter in Cancer, square Pluto in Capricorn, square Venus in Capricorn. Feb 6: Mercury Retrograde, 2:43 pm, 3º Pisces. Feb 7: Moon in Gemini square Mercury and Neptune in Pisces. Feb 9: Mars conjunct degree of Apr 15, 2014 Lunar Eclipse at 25º Libra. Feb 11: Sun square Saturn, 23º Aquarius/Scorpio. Jupiter at 11º Cancer Sesquisquare Uranus/Pluto midpoint at 26º Aquarius. Mars at 26 º Libra opposite degree of Oct 18, 2013 Lunar Eclipse at 26º Aries. Feb 14-15: Full Moon, 4:53 pm, 26º Leo. Moon at 26º Leo opposite Uranus/Pluto midpoint, 26º Aquarius. Sun conjunct Uranus/Pluto midpoint at 26º Aquarius. Feb 15: Mercury Rx conjunct Uranus/Pluto midpoint at 26º Aquarius. Feb 16: Mercury Rx trine Mars, 26 Aquarius/Libra. Feb 18: Mercury Rx square Saturn, 23º Aquarius/Scorpio. Feb 20: Pluto conjunct Sun/Saturn midpoint at 13º Capricorn. Feb 23: Sun conjunct Neptune, 5º Pisces. Feb 24: Venus sextile Saturn, 23º Capricorn/Scorpio. Feb 25: Jupiter square Uranus, 11º Cancer/Aries. Moon in Capricorn square Uranus, opposite Jupiter, conjunct Pluto, sextile Saturn and conjunct Venus. Feb 28: Mercury Direct at 18º Aquarius. Sun trine Jupiter, 11º Pisces/Cancer. Mar 1: New Moon, 12:59 am at 11º Pisces. Moon trine Jupiter, 11º Pisces/Cancer.
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