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INTO THE FUTURE: 2017 and 2018

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An Evening with Astrologer Judy Joyce

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OCTOBER 22, 2016

An informative and entertaining astrological look at:

  • The USA presidential election
  • The astrological influences in 2017 and 2018
  • What’s on its way out
  • What’s on its way in
  • How we are preparing to enter a NEW ERA in 2020

Includes Handouts and a 2017-2018 Guide for each participant

Saturday, October 22        7 to 9 pm

Hampton Inn, Boise, Idaho

$45

Add-On Option: Your Personal Forecast for 2017 and 2018 prepared by Judy, $65

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September, October and November 2016 Forecast__________

Times shown below are Mountain Time (Zone 7), either Standard or Daylight time, as appropriate See pertinent astrological aspects at the end of this Forecast. Energy patterns may overlap each other and several things can occur at the same time. Be sure to take note of beginning and ending dates in the following forecast.

We’re in the Home Stretch!

SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2016

Overview

Most of the month of September will be an intensification and a climax of the ongoing challenges and conditions that we have seen in the world all year. This September intensification is due to two eclipses and the final challenging square of Saturn to Neptune. (The Saturn Neptune square was discussed in depth in the last newsletter. Click Here for that information.)

A crisis point is likely to be reached in the first half of September as ongoing situations come to a head and actions

are taken which cause a shift in direction. September 1-18 could be a very changeable and unstable period. The good news is that things will slowly start to get better after September 18 and we should be able to sense that something is changing, even if we can’t quite identify it.

As we move into October we may sense that a murky and depressing cloud is lifting that has been obscuring our thinking and draining our energy. Our minds will become clearer. We should begin to feel more grounded, energetic and optimistic. That doesn’t mean everything is going to settle down! October will be a very active month. Lots of energy will be put into activities that are designed to get things moving. There will still be challenges as we move ahead, but we won’t feel stuck in an endless loop that goes nowhere.

November is also a very active month when big plans and ideas become the focus. There could be a sense of urgency to complete a long term project or goal. We may start looking at alternatives to our plans and considering making some radical changes in our future. New ideas and enthusiasm about making realistic changes could bring the possibility of finding solutions to long standing problems.

September 9, 2016 to November 10, 2017 – Jupiter in Libra

Jupiter, the planet of expansion, growth, confidence, abundance and optimism, will move into the harmonious and balanced sign of Libra on September 9 where it will stay until November 10, 2017. Over the next 13 months the desire for peace and harmony will grow. People will be more willing to work together and inclined toward a reasonable and fair approach to problems rather than emotional reactions. It won’t all be smooth sailing, but there will be real opportunities for peaceful solutions and cooperation.

This is especially good news if you are a Libra. The next 13 months could bring you a surge of optimism, self-confidence and opportunity. You may feel an expanded sense of what is possible and seek to improve your life.

No matter what our sun sign is, we can all benefit from the Jupiter in Libra energy. The next 13 months will be a favorable time for relating to others and bringing more balance and harmony into our lives. Jupiter in Libra will expand cooperation and seek just and peaceful solutions to problems. Libra is associated with the visual arts and beautification, so there could also be an expansion in artistic and aesthetic interests

It is important to know that Jupiter will bring us opportunities for improvement and expansion, but it is up to us whether we act upon them or sit back and let them pass us by.

If you know your chart, locate the house or houses that contain the sign of Libra. This is the area of your life that can expand and improve during this period. A new sense of confidence and a willingness to cooperate with others will bring you opportunities that result in more balance, peace, love and beauty in your life.

 

For all: See the New Moon on September 30 that is listed in the forecast below. The Sun and Moon will be conjuncting Jupiter. That will be a good time to begin activities and plans to improve and expand your life.

Supermoons in October and November

The full moons in October, November and December 2016 will all be Supermoons. We all know about new moons and full moons, but you may not be familiar with the term “Supermoon”. Supermoon is a term originated in 1979 by astrologer, Richard Noelle. A Supermoon happens about 4 to 6 times a year when the new moon or the full moon occurs while the Moon is at (or within 90% of) its closest approach to earth (perigee).

Some feel a Supermoon increases the possibility of strong tidal forces in the earth that can result in extreme high tides, severe weather, earthquakes or tsunamis. The effects last from three days before to three days after the new or full Supermoon. If the Supermoon is also an eclipse, its influence is stronger – up to a week before to a week after the new or full moon. There have been some earthquakes and tsunamis close to Supermoons, but obviously, we do not have a natural disaster every time we have a Supermoon. Still, the Moon does have an impact on the earth (e.g. it does increase the tidal force of the ocean), so it seems reasonable to think that the closer the moon is, the stronger its affect will be. We can also say from an astrological standpoint, that it is possible a Supermoon could have a stronger effect on us as individuals than a regular new or full moon. ______________________________________________________________________________

SEPTEMBER

August 30 to September 21 – Mercury Retrograde in Virgo

This Mercury retrograde period can show us some things about ourselves that we may have previously missed. This could result in a new perspective or direction. As always during Mercury retrograde periods, be aware that people in general could have a tendency to be mentally distracted, which can lead to overlooking details and result in communication or transportation problems. Unexpected mechanical or technological problems may occur. Double check all travel arrangements and make sure communications are clear to everyone concerned. This is especially true if you are a Virgo or a Gemini. See explanation of Mercury Retrograde

September 1-24

This entire period could be a tense time in the world, as many ongoing situations could intensify and reach some sort of a crisis point. Not only will a solar and a lunar eclipse occur, Saturn will square Neptune for the third and final time. Eclipses can bring shifts and surprises and the last Saturn Neptune square could bring one last surge of challenges, upsets, fear and frustration involving:

  • Social/political issues
  • Terrorism and the “Us versus Them” mentality
  • Weather – health – the environment
  • Integrity and practicing what we preach
  • Facing reality and dealing with what actually is, instead of what we wish it was

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The good news:

The heavy and tiring energy we have been experiencing since October 2015 is on its way out. It will start losing strength after September 18 and slowly fade away over the next two months. There are also many bright spots here and there and some new positive influences coming in. Even though we are not quite through this very challenging part of our journey here on earth, we are just about to leave this foggy and dreary time. That doesn’t mean all our challenges will magically disappear, but it does mean we will feel more confident and capable of dealing with whatever lies ahead.

September 1-5: On September 1 a NEW MOON/ SOLAR ECLIPSE occurs in the analytical and practical sign of Virgo at 3:03 am (MDT) and also forms a challenging pattern with the Saturn Neptune square. Eclipses often bring change and surprise, and that combined with the Saturn-Neptune tendency to worry and feel overwhelmed can produce a feeling of uncertainty and instability. The effect may be small or very strong, depending on our individual birth chart. But either way, September is a month when a shift in direction begins. Positively, it can bring a realization about the “reality” of a situation in our personal lives and will help us recognize it is time to make some much needed changes. This five day period is likely to set the tone for the rest of the month.

If you know your chart, look for the house that holds 9 to 10 degrees of Virgo. That is likely the area in your life in which you will experience some changes.

How strongly you will feel this solar eclipse depends on your individual birth chart. Below is a list of the birth dates and planetary placements that are most likely to be affected. If you have any of the things on the list pay attention to the realizations you have about your life in September. You could feel an inner shift and decide to take actions that will get your life moving in a new direction within the next 3 to 6 months:

Virgo born August 29 to September 4

Pisces born February 25 to March 3

Gemini born May 27 to June 3

Sagittarius born November 28 to December 4

Planets, Midheaven or Ascendant at 6 to 13 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius

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September 6-7: Helpful energies over these two days can support our efforts to release old concepts of ourselves and embrace a new version of who we can be. Whether it is an action or a change in attitude, take advantage of these energies and do something to transform and improve your life.

September 8 to 11: The final square of Saturn to Neptune will be exact on September 10, which indicates a serious and a somber mood. Since this will be the 15th anniversary of 9-11 that is not surprising. Jupiter’s entry into Libra (see above) may cause us to think about the toll on humanity due to the terrorism, fear and war in the world and give us the determination we need to find a better way to live with each other on this planet.

September 12-18: Tempers may flare from September 12 to 15 as we approach the FULL MOON /LUNAR ECLIPSE which occurs on September 16 at 1:05 pm (MDT). Although the full moon occurs in the sensitive and idealistic sign of Pisces, the days leading up to it are not likely to be gentle. We will want things to happen and we want them to happen now. Frustration and hasty actions can lead to upsets or accidents during this period. However, if we stay calm and focused there is a good possibility that breakthroughs can occur by September 16-17 through the use of innovative, courageous and surprising actions. This is a good time to think about what we can do to break free of old limiting concepts about what is possible or “appropriate” in our lives. Are you really obligated to keep doing things that you don’t want to do? Do something to liberate yourself, even if it is a small step.

If you know your chart, look for the houses that hold 24 to 25 degrees of Pisces and 24 to 25 degrees of Virgo. Those are the areas in your life in which you could experience a new awareness and decide to make some changes.

How strongly you will feel this lunar eclipse depends on your individual birth chart. Below is a list of the birth dates and planetary placements that are most likely to be affected. A lunar eclipse is usually more inward than a solar eclipse. If you have any of the things on the list below be sure to take note of any realizations you have about your life September 14-18. Pay attention to your dreams and intuition. You may gain some insights during this period that will start you moving in a new direction within the next 3 to 6 months:

Pisces born March 12 to 18

Virgo born September 13 to 19

Gemini born June 13 to 19

Sagittarius born December 13 to 19

Planets, Midheaven or Ascendant at 21 to 27 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius

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September 19-24: We may receive information or have an idea that can prove transformative during this period. Perhaps this information will reveal something that has been hidden or will give us a much deeper understanding. We could end up with a whole new perspective and be able to make sense of something that may have been obscured.

September 25-30

The energies should start to feel a little lighter by this time. September 25 will be an excellent day for social activities large or small. Get out and do something fun that involves other people. On September 26-27 we are likely to start feeling that things are finally moving forward. We may sense that the energies are changing and becoming more dynamic.

September 30: The NEW MOON occurs in the harmonious and relationship oriented sign of Libra at 6:11 pm (MDT). There could be a very strong desire to start improving and expanding possibilities our lives. This new moon will be conjuncting Jupiter which means the activities and plans we initiate at this this new moon have the potential to make big changes in our lives and liberate us in ways we may not have thought of. That will start to become obvious by the full moon on October 15. It will be wise to give some careful thought to what we start at this time. Be aware that it could turn out to be a bigger change than we anticipated.

OCTOBER

October is a month of action. The disheartening and heavy energy we have been dealing with all year will be dissipating and a faster and more energetic feeling will take over. There could be a collective feeling of “Enough already! Let’s get on with it and do something to change things for the better.” Some will do this in a reasonable fashion and others will take a more unruly and impatient approach. Either way, there will be a strong push to make things happen.

October 1-17

October 1-5: This will be a time of optimism and energy. Positive progress can be made. Watch a tendency to do too

much of a good thing on October 4-5. It could be easy to go overboard and make too much work for ourselves, spend too much, or promise more than is necessary.

October 6-9: This is a time when power struggles can ensue. It may seem like everyone wants to be the boss. Information may be revealed that brings us new insights.

October 10-14: Our thinking is likely to be more positive and compassionate at this time. New ideas and information can lift our spirits, but can also challenge us to stand up for our beliefs. By around October 13 the energies of the coming Full Moon/Supermoon will start to be felt. See below…..

October 15-17: The FULL MOON /Supermoon occurs in the fast paced and energetic sign of Aries at 10:23 pm (MDT). (See Supermoon information in Overview section at beginning of this newsletter).The seeds we planted by our thoughts and actions at the New Moon on September 30 are now surging into full bloom for all to see. We may be very surprised at what we experience now. We can be shocked and/or liberated during this period.

October 18-31

October 18 to November 11: A subtle shift in the general mood will begin on October 18 that favors cooperation, harmony and a reasonable and positive approach. This influence will last until November 11, 2016. Those who choose to be more positive, reasonable and cooperative during this 25 day period are likely to have success. It is very possible that people will be very tired of all the fighting and turmoil and will be ready to find solutions by focusing on the positive and what we can do rather than being obsessed with what is wrong and who is to blame.

October 18-21: The desire for peaceful interactions discussed above may be counteracted by other more aggressive and angrier energies over this four day period. Be patient. A spirit of optimism and cooperation is building that will win out in the long run.

October 22-26: This is an inspiring five day period when the energies are enthusiastic, sociable, caring and uplifting. We will be able to recognize and appreciate the positive things in ourselves, in others and in our lives. It is also a good time for relationships of all types. This can help us work harmoniously with others as we focus on new possibilities for the future.

October 27-28: This can be a tense time when the general energies can be impatient, irritable, overbearing or impulsive. As you might guess, it is a time to drive carefully. Slow down and be aware. Even if you are feeling calm, it doesn’t mean other people are. In some cases, a disruption in our lives can help us see where we need to make some big changes.

October 29: This is a good day to give serious thought to what is really important to us and to focus on and be thankful for what we love and value the most in our lives.

October 30: The NEW MOON occurs in the deep and mysterious sign of Scorpio at 11:38 am (MDT). This new moon is a positive one and will set the tone for the next four weeks. That tone is likely to be an interesting blend of optimism, compassion, practicality and transformation. We will have the energy and ambition to take on the work of making big changes in our lives. This new moon would be a good time to focus on what we would like to deepen and expand, and then move forward to make it so.

NOVEMBER

November 1-14

November 1-11: Energy and enthusiasm will be building regarding the possibility of positive changes and solutions to long standing problems in society. We will begin to see ways in which progress could actually be made in these areas. This is just the beginning of some positive planetary influences that will continue in 2017. Not everyone will go along with these ideas. On November 4-6 there could be power struggles and efforts to upset and sidetrack the general trend, but they will not succeed. The mood is likely to be upbeat on November 7-8.

November 12-14: We will feel the build-up to the Full Moon/Supermoon in the steady and practical sign of Taurus on November 14 at 6:52 am (MST) This full moon will reflect the results of ideas and actions that were begun at the new moon on October 30.

November 15-30

November 15: We may learn about something very interesting at this time, possibly regarding new ideas, technology or science. In our personal lives, this would be a good time open to our minds to new concepts and possibilities.

November 17-19: During this period we may think about why it is important to be compassionate and find positive ways to help others. It can also be a time when we feel more spiritual and in tune with what lies beyond this life.

November 20-26: Excitement and opportunities for change out in the world could be building. Ideas are being discussed. New associations may be forming. These are the beginnings of some planetary patterns that will be even stronger in 2017. We are likely to see strong resistance to these changes by some, and jockeying for power by others.

November 27-30: For the rest of the month we may see some strong arm tactics out in the world by those who want more power. This could involve geo-political, economic, business, political or social issues – or anything involving power and influence. The New Moon on November 29 occurs in the optimistic and expansive sign of Sagittarius

5:18 am, MST) This new moon could offer us the potential for growth and success, but it also is a time of karmic choices. It will be very important to make our decisions based on the highest and best good for all, rather than only thinking of ourselves. If possible, avoid committing to a new project or direction from November 29 to 30. Wait until the first week in December to make up your mind.

Speaking of December, this newsletter has come to an end….. But I do want to let you know that December looks like it’s going to be a great month. Can’t wait to tell you all about it!

Thanks so much for reading and, as always,

Much Love to all You Beautiful Spirits!

Judy

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When a great ship is in harbor and moored,

it is safe, there can be no doubt.

But that’s not what great ships are built for.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Author, Women Who Run with the Wolves

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Sep 1: New Moon/Solar Eclipse, 3:03 am, 9° Virgo.

Sep 2: Sun in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces. Mercury Rx in Virgo conjunct Jupiter

Sep 6: Sun in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn.

Sep 7: Venus in Libra sextile Saturn in Sag.

Sep 9: Jupiter enters Libra, 5:18 am.

Sep 10; Saturn square Neptune, 7:10 am, 10° Sagittarius/Pisces.

Sep 11: Venus in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn.

Sep 12: Mercury Rx in Virgo square Mars in Sag. Sun in Virgo conjunct Mercury Rx.

Sep 13: Sun in Virgo square Mars in Sag.

Sep 16: Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse/SuperMoon 1:05 pm, 24° Pisces.

Sep 17 Mars in Sag trine Uranus in Aries.

Sep 18: Venus in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries.

Sep 19: Venus in Libra sextile Mars in Sag.

Sep 20: Mercury Rx in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn.

Sep 21: Mercury Stationary Direct, 11:31 pm, 16° Virgo.

Sep 22: Sun into Libra, Autumnal Equinox, 8:22 am.

Sep 23: Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto in Capricorn. Venus into Scorpio, 8:51 am.

Sep 26: Sun conjunct Jupiter, 12:59 am, 3° Libra. Pluto Stationary Direct, 8:59 am, 15° Capricorn.

Sep 27: Mars into Capricorn, 2:08 am.

Sep 30: New Moon, 6:11 pm, 8° Libra.

Oct 1: Venus in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces.

Oct 4: Sun in Libra sextile Saturn in Sag.

Oct 5: Venus in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn. Mars in Capricorn square Jupiter in Libra.

Oct 7: Sun in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn.

Oct 11: Mercury conjunct Jupiter in Libra. Mars in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces.

Oct 13: Pluto in Capricorn opposite Jupiter/Uranus midpoint in Cancer. Mercury in Libra square Mars in Capricorn.

Oct 14: Mercury in Libra sextile Saturn in Sag.

Oct 15: New moon/Supermoon, 10:23 pm, 23° Aries. Mercury in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn.

Oct 18: Venus into Sag. (Venus in Sag and Jupiter in Libra will be in the sign of each other’s rulership until Nov 11. This is called mutual reception and is a very positive link between the two energies.)

Oct 19: Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Oct 20 Mercury in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries.

Oct 22: Sun into Scorpio, 5:46 pm. Moon in Leo trine Venus in sag.

Oct 23: Moon in Leo sextile Jupiter in Libra and trine Saturn in Sag.

Oct 24: Mercury into Scorpio, 2:47 pm. Oct 25: Venus in sag square Neptune in Pisces.

Oct 26: Venus in Sag sextile Jupiter in Libra. In mutual reception.

Oct 27: Sun conjunct mercury in Scorpio.

Oct 28: Mars in Capricorn square Uranus.

Oct 29: Venus conjunct Saturn in Sag.

Oct 30: New Moon, 11:38 am, 8° Scorpio. Mercury Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces.

Nov 1: Sun in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces.

Nov 2: Mercury in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn.

Nov 3: Neptune in Pisces conjunct south Node and opposite north Node in Virgo. Mercury in Scorpio conjunct Venus/Jupiter midpoint.

Nov 4: Venus in Sag trine Uranus in Aries. Neptune in Pisces conjunct Mars/Uranus midpoint.

Nov 6: Uranus in Aries square Mars/Pluto midpoint in Capricorn. Saturn in Sag conjunct Sun/Pluto midpoint. Pluto in Capricorn conjunct Mercury/Neptune midpoint.

Nov 7: Sun in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn. Jupiter in Libra conjunct Sun/Node midpoint.

Nov 8: Venus in Sag conjunct Jupiter/Neptune midpoint. Mars into Aquarius, 10:52 pm.

Nov 11: Venus into Capricorn, 9:55 pm. Mutual reception with Jupiter ends. Mercury conjunct Jupiter/Pluto midpoint.

Nov 12: Mercury into sag, 7:40 am.

Nov 14: Full Moon/Supermoon, 6:52 am, 23° Taurus.

Nov 15: Mercury in Sag sextile Mars in Aquarius.

Nov 18: Mercury in Sag square Neptune in Pisces.

Nov 19: Venus in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces. Neptune Stationary Direct, 9:39 pm, 9° Pisces.

Nov 21: Sun into sag, 2:23 pm.

Nov 22: Mercury in Sag sextile Jupiter in Libra. Sun conjunct Jupiter/Pluto midpoint.

Nov 23: Mercury in Sag conjunct Saturn.

Nov 24: Jupiter in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn.

Nov 25: Venus conjunct Pluto in Capricorn and square Jupiter in Libra.

Nov 26: Mercury in Sag trine Uranus in Aries.

Nov 27: Saturn in Sag square Mars/Uranus midpoint in Pisces

Nov 28: Pluto in Capricorn conjunct Mars/Saturn midpoint.

Nov 29: New Moon, 5:18 am, 8° Sag. Venus in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries. Sun square Node in Virgo.

Nov 30: Sun in Sag square Neptune in Pisces. Jupiter in Libra square Mars/Saturn in Capricorn.

 

 

Summer 2016 ~ June, July and August       

The Summer of Shape-Shifting Reality

 

There is a very strong planetary pattern that will dominate this summer.

We are likely to notice it inFSE019 our personal lives and certainly out in the world. This pattern involves a challenge between the realistic energies of Saturn in Sagittarius and mystical energies of Neptune in Pisces. It is not a happy time, but something we can deal with by understanding what is happening.

First, a little bit about the energies of Saturn and Neptune:

Saturn is basically what holds everything together in the material world. It represents the structures, systems, organizations, laws, regulation and authorities in our society. Saturn is connected to the element of earth and is concerned with reality, security, the manifest world, facts and figures. The sign Sagittarius is associated with beliefs (religious, spiritual, moral, ethical), foreign countries, travel and higher learning. Saturn in Sagittarius is honorable, educated, outspoken, is a searcher of truth and justice and can be a stickler for doing what is “right”. Saturn in Sagittarius makes a good teacher, preacher or politician. Out of balance this energy can become self-righteous, opinionated, smug, or could try to impose their beliefs on others.

Neptune represents things that we feel and intuit. It is the inner knowing that tells us there is much more to us than our physical body and the world we see around us. It is the raw material waiting to be made manifest. Neptune is connected to the element of water and is associated with feeling, intuition, compassion, creativity, sensitivity, imagination, spiritual questing, psychic energy and chameleon-like qualities. Pisces is ruled by Neptune and it has generally the same meaning. Pisces is associated with creativity, music, dance, compassion, sensitivity, idealism and devotion. Neptune in Pisces is tuned in to other wave lengths, is inspirational, spiritual, sensitive, creative, visionary, compassionate and is the ultimate shapeshifter. Out of balance Neptune in Pisces energy can be over idealistic and wildly impractical, a drifter, illusionary, delusionary or a true believer.

Saturn and Neptune are currently in a challenging pattern called a square (90° angle). Squares indicate crisis, frustration, action and turning points. The energies of each planet are clashing with each other. When Saturn and Neptune are in this challenging pattern, a period of social/political frustration and unrest (us versus them), instability and changeability often occurs in the world. This influence started last fall and was very strong in November and December 2015. It will be even stronger from June through September 2016. It will start to fade by the end of October.

The following issues are likely to be in the spotlight over the summer:

  • Challenges regarding political, moral, ethical, religious and social belief systems. We can see this reflected strongly in the world since November 2015: USA presidential race, immigration and refugee issues, religious versus secular beliefs, how we treat our fellow human beings and how to protect ourselves from terrorism.
  • There will be a strong need to practice what we preach and to live our lives with integrity.
  • Environmental or health challenges occur (especially regarding water, weather, oil, chemicals, poisons and drugs). Just a sampling of what has happened since Nov 2015: El Niño has brought us lots of water this year resulting in record breaking snow, rain and flooding. Glaciers are melting at more rapid rates than expected. Global temperatures are at all time highs. Water safety concerns are due to failing lead pipes in the headlines, etc. And, a Superbug is now in the US that is resistant to all antibiotics.
  • If previous plans and projects were based on faulty foundations, they may dissolve during this time. Until hidden weaknesses are found and corrected, new plans will be undermined or collapse.
  • Situations/structures/systems (Saturn) may not be what they seem (Neptune) and can change forms in an almost surreal way, causing us to feel mystified by events.
  • We will find it is necessary to face reality and deal with situations we had hoped to avoid.

 

In Our Personal Lives

Events in our individual lives are not likely to be as dramatic as world or national events, but we will certainly feel the prevailing energies. We are all likely to notice these energies in our individual lives to some extent, but some of us will be more affected than others.

This is a time to be aware that during this summer we may unconsciously pick up feelings of doubt, negativity, disappointment or discouragement due to the heaviness of the prevailing Saturn-Neptune conflicting energy pattern and think that they are our own feelings. One way to tell if this is happening is if you find yourself worrying or having doubts that are unlike your usual thoughts. You may be picking up this energy unknowingly.

A big way to help pull our attention away from the ongoing turmoil in mass consciousness is to focus on the positive things in life. Even if we have personal challenges, we can find effective ways to deal with them. Try to avoid watching endless TV news or online reports that over-dramatize doom, gloom and what new terrible thing could happen next.

Make an effort to send out positive thoughts and love whenever possible. This will uplift your spirit and ripple out to lift up others. We each are determining where we are going by what we are focusing upon. It’s okay if we don’t have it all figured out. Be in the present moment and let yourself feel the Love that is always with us and is who we really are. Know you are safe right now in this present moment.

If you feel like you are personally experiencing these heavy conflicting energies, consider the following:

  • Do not be dismayed if something occurs in your life that indicates it is time for a reality check or if you are feeling tired and have less energy than usual. You are at a predetermined place on your life path where it is time for you to take stock of your life, readjust your plans if necessary, and discover ways to make your dreams come true in a more realistic and practical way.
  • You may be questioning your life direction and doubting yourself. Perhaps there is another way of achieving your aims, or maybe you need to let go of impractical goals and focus on what you can do, instead of what you can’t do. Give yourself time to work this out, as this influence will last all summer.
  • Take care of your health. Rest when needed. Be patient and be kind to yourself. Try to simplify your life and don’t try to force something to happen.
  • Because of the duration of these energies, you may feel overwhelmed, discouraged or uncertain. This could cause you to view your challenges as more difficult to overcome than they really are. This is a temporary situation. Conditions are in a state of flux. There will be many changes during the summer months. Be patient. Accept that it may be necessary to make some adaptations. Instead of focusing on what is wrong, look for what is positive in the world. Stay in the present moment. Your confidence and energy will return when this influence has passed.
  • It is also important to know that you are very likely being much harder on yourself than is warranted.

 

The following signs, birth dates and planetary positions may feel the Saturn square Neptune energies more strongly than others.

Sagittarius: Especially those born November 29 to December 8.

Pisces: Especially those born February 26 to March 6.

Gemini: Especially those born May 28 to June 6.

Virgo: Especially those born August 30 to September 8.

If you know your chart, also look for planets, Ascendant or Midheaven at 7 to 16 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo. These parts of you will need to balance reality with your hopes and dreams. The houses in your chart that hold 7-16° of Sagittarius and 7-16° Pisces are likely to be the areas of your life that will be involved.

 

JUNE, JULY and AUGUST 2016

The following forecast will focus on the strongest and most significant astrological energy patterns and how we can use them productively in our lives. Many energy patterns overlap each other. Be sure to notice beginning and ending dates.

 

June 1 – 3

The Saturn square Neptune energies are very strong at this time. There could be a tendency to feel tired, restricted or disappointed, perhaps due to unrealistic expectations. Relationships could be challenging. However, we can also gain insights into ourselves and others that are eye-opening. This would not be a good time to try to force something to happen. Rest, pay attention to what is revealed and stay low key. There could be turmoil in the world.

 

June 4 – 7

The NEW MOON occurs in the curious and adaptable sign of Gemini on June 4 at 8:59 pm (MDT). New information will set the tone for the next four weeks and could shift our plans. Activity and changes are in the air. New possibilities could arise. We may feel scattered and pulled in several directions at once. Communications can be testy. Actions and ideas started June 4 – 7 will show results around the Full Moon on June 20. Be careful what you wish for.

 

June 8 – July 31

This will be a seven week period that could bring even more animosity and aggression in politics, social issues, military actions and frustration in the world. We may see impulsive, erratic and aggressive behavior, rebelliousness and anger. This is because Mars, planet of action, assertion and initiative will be in a conflicting pattern with Uranus, planet of change, upsets, rebellion, and liberation.

Mars went retrograde on April 17, which indicates we are currently in a period of finishing or revising projects and plans. We are hoping to have things completed by June 29 when Mars resumes direct motion. However, from June 8 through July 31, Mars and Uranus will be locked in a situation that calls for further adjustment, both in the world and in our personal lives, before the plans can be completed.

Unexpected conditions may necessitate changes in our plans that can be irritating and frustrating. If this occurs, don’t waste time and energy being angry. We could find that we desire two things to happen in our lives that are completely different from each other. We may feel the need to choose between them. Yet we want both. Grrrr… What to do? The way to successfully use this energy is rather than deciding which inclination is best, find inventive and offbeat ways to combine both of them. Blend them together in your own unique way. Although things may have turned out a little differently than we originally planned, by July 30 we can slowly start moving forward. It may take until August 22 to tie up all the loose ends.

Many of us will see this reflected in the world rather than our individual lives, but some of us will feel this more personally (See birth dates below).

This will be particularly strong for the following birth dates:

Scorpio: born Nov 14 – 18

Taurus: born May 13 – 17

Leo: born Aug 14 – 18

Aquarius: born Feb 11 – 15

Aries: born April 12 – 16

Libra: born October 15 – 19

Also will apply to planets, Ascendant or Midheaven at 22 – 26° of Aries, Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio or Aquarius. The house(s) that contain 23-29° Scorpio and 0-10° Sagittarius will show the area(s) of your life in which you have been finishing up something.

 

June 8-9

Communications could turn confrontational due to misunderstandings, irritation or long standing problems that now are brought out into the open. It will be best to try to clear the air and solve problems now, if not dealt with at this time, there is a good chance they will reappear and cause a crisis of sorts on July 28-29.

 

June 11 – 22

Saturn is exactly square Neptune on June 17 and the pull between reality and manifesting our hopes and dreams will be strong during this period. June 12 – 16: We could have some insights, new experiences or interesting meetings with others. Be open to new ideas. Keep track of ideas and insights. They could be very useful over the next two weeks. June 17 – 18: Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. Take notes, they could be quite revealing.

 

June 20

FULL MOON occurs in adventurous and philosophical Sagittarius, 5:02 am, MDT. Whatever was put into motion at the new moon on June 4 will now reach a peak. It may be hard to communicate as clearly as we would like at this time. We could discover some holes in our logic. The Summer Solstice occurs later this afternoon at 4:34 pm, MDT, when the Sun moves into the sign of Cancer. The longest day of the year has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Summer is officially here. Celebrate the life-giving rays of the Sun!

 

June 20 – July 1:

This period holds the possibility of something positive happening on both a spiritual and a physical level that could be of benefit to many people. People may come together for a shared cause.

This could be a particularly beneficial time personally for the following birth dates:

Virgo: born September 6 – 10

Pisces: born March 5 – 9

Capricorn: born January 5 – 9

Taurus: born May 5 – 9

Also beneficial to planets, the Ascendant or Midheaven at 14 – 19° Virgo, Pisces, Capricorn or Taurus.

 

June 21: This is a favorable day for making improvements. Realistic and concrete actions can be helpful in achieving our goals.

 

June 22

We are likely to feel optimistic and positive about the future. The urge to learn and share information will be compelling. Avoid a tendency to go overboard. We could end up promising more than we can deliver or miss important details. Or we may just be scattered and end up chattering on with nothing to say.

 

June 26 -27

The desire to expand and make positive changes in our lives can be given a boost due to exciting ideas and conversations that pop up unexpectedly. This is a favorable time for spiritual and creative pursuits and to do something that makes the world a better place.

 

June 29 – July 3

Revealing what has been hidden, especially in relationships, can be beneficial. Emotions run deep. Intuition, caring and compassion for others is likely to be strong.

 

July 4

The NEW MOON in sensitive and family oriented Cancer, at 5:01 am MDT. Happy Birthday USA. (Whatever is begun at this time will be important to the US and could involve some sort of transformation and an adjustment in direction.) In general this full moon indicates July could be a transformational month. Actions begun or ideas that start percolating in our lives could bring about surprising changes at the full moon on July 19.

 

July 5 – 7

The energies July 5-6 are favorable for emotional connections, creativity, love and romance. Later in the day on July 6 some information or an inner realization could shift our attention to a deeper level. July 7: This could be a transformational day. What has been hidden could be revealed. The energies could be challenging, but these challenges may help us become aware of what we need to release in our lives in order to be healthy, whether they are material possessions or mental, emotional or spiritual attitudes and beliefs. Encounters with others can be intense. Avoid taking action in the heat of the moment as there could be a tendency to over-react. National and world events are likely to reflect this. Some of the information we receive could be propaganda. It may be hard to know who to believe. Power struggles could occur.

 

July 8 – 10

We may feel a little droopy the afternoon of July 8. Try not to schedule important work or meetings. Take a nice nap instead. July 9 -10: This is an excellent time to tackle a project. We may wake up in the morning of July 9 feeling inspired. The energies are quite productive and positive. July 9 will be a good time to get things cleared up and organized and to do something healthy for our bodies. Enjoy nature. Eat a carrot or maybe even some kale! July 10 will be a very favorable time to share our views with others and to come up with good ideas and solutions to problems.

 

July 11 -12

We may hear about something that is surprising or unsettling that makes us consider changing our previous viewpoint. Wait for further information.

 

July 13 – 16

This can be a period when we are able to get quite a bit accomplished. On July 13 -15 progress can be made on making innovative changes in our lives. Keep an open mind and consider unusual ways of approaching projects or problems. We could have some inspirational ideas that could be quite helpful. However, on July 16 be prepared for a possible unexpected disruption in plans early in the day. If you start to feel tense and irritable, breathe deeply and slow down. Be careful driving or doing anything that could cause an accident due to impatience. Even though we must deal with this erratic energy, it should start to dissipate as the day moves on. Getting together with others later in the day can be enjoyable. Continue to be open regarding unusual approaches and methods. Our energy, motivation and initiative, along with the help from others, can bring needed changes and breakthroughs in our lives now.

 

July 17 to 23

We may feel uneasy or have a sense of foreboding on July 17 due to uncertain and confusing mass consciousness energies that may not have anything to do with our personal lives. However, if you are one of those individuals who are feeling the Saturn – Neptune square personally, you could have an “aha moment” that reveals how this energy is affecting your life. This insight can be helpful in making needed changes. July 18-19 are good days to focus on practical matters and get down to business. However, there will be undercurrents of tension, frustration or anger throughout this week. The Saturn-Neptune square energies discussed at the beginning of this forecast will also be very powerful at this time. The FULL MOON occurs in the responsible and organized sign of Capricorn on July 19 at 4:56 pm, MDT. The results of whatever we started around the new moon on July 4 are now at their peak. A realistic approach is necessary. It will be important to do the “right thing”, but what that is may not be readily apparent. Much depends on our individual belief systems and not everyone has the same system. No easy answers. Perhaps we can focus on the things we do agree upon and find some common ground. July 20-21 could be exciting and possibly surprising. However, tensions could be strong the evening of July 21 an on July 22. There could be a battle of wills. The evening of July 22 could be a bit of a let down. Take time off and rest.

 

July 24 – 25

The energies are rambunctious and excitable. It may be hard to settle down. There could be some surprises and power struggles. July 26 -27:  Although the energies now become more down to earth and practical, we could come up with some far out ideas that could actually could work very well. Be open to the new and unusual. July 28 – 29: There could be some disagreements or irritations early in the day on July 28 that seem to go away later that evening. However, there is a good chance that the same or similar situation will return more strongly on July 29. Be patient and be sure communications are clear and respectful. July 31: Emotions are strong. We may feel like being with family and loved ones during the day, but by evening we may want to kick up our heels and do something fun and exciting.

 

August 1 – 7

On August 1 we may feel like progress can be made in making our lives more stable and organized. The NEW MOON occurs on August 2 in the fiery and creative sign of Leo at 2:44 pm, MDT. Over the next 2-3 days we will be setting in motion the theme for the next four weeks. This new moon indicates we may want to bring more fun and creative self expression into our lives but find there are challenges to do so. This will cause us to think about and study ways to achieve our goals. We may feel a little disheartened August 4 – 7 when discussions or some thing we learn about in the news bring doubt or confusion. Wait for more information before making decisions. Close relationships may also be tense.

 

August 8 – 17

Things should clear up on August 10 when we could get information or have a realization that is revealing, uplifting and positive. We still may not have the complete story, but our thinking will have turned in a new direction. The weekend of August 12 – 14 brings the challenging Saturn -Neptune square energies discussed at the beginning of this forecast into the spotlight. Reality comes calling, uninvited. There may be sadness or upsets in the world. But, starting the evening of August 14 and through August 17, there will also be a positive outflow of inspiration, creative ideas, optimism and excitement.

 

August 18 – 22

A FULL MOON/LUNAR ECLIPSE occurs on August 18 in the humanitarian and futuristic sign of Aquarius at 3:26 am, MDT. This full moon is the culmination of actions which started at the previous new moon on August 2. This eclipse suggests that communications and information can have a healing or a wounding effect. It will be wise to think carefully before speaking or pushing the send button. There will be a Solar Eclipse and another Lunar Eclipse next month in September. This indicates we are entering a major time of shifting circumstances. What we thought was happening as we began the month of June may change dramatically by the end of September. August 21 – 22 could be a beneficial time for discussions or learning something that expands our perceptions.

 

August 23 -31

August 23 -26 could be quite tense in the world and in the personal lives of some of us. Mars, planet of action, energy, anger and aggression, joins Saturn in the square to Neptune producing irritation, frustration and bad judgment. This is a very unfavorable time to make decisions, make purchases, reach agreements or start a new venture. Sit this one out. We may see violence or deception out in the world around this time. August 27 -29 is a much more favorable time. Social occasions and being with others should be very enjoyable. Mercury will be retrograde in Virgo from August 30 to September 21. We may find ourselves easily mentally distracted, which can lead to overlooking details and having communication or transportation problems. Double check all travel arrangements and make sure communications are clear to everyone concerned. This is especially true if you are a Virgo or a Gemini. See explanation of Mercury Retrograde

 

September 1

NEW MOON/SOLAR ECLIPSE in Virgo – more about that next time……..

 

Happy Summer and Much Love to All You Beautiful Spirits ~

Sun and Woman

Thank You for Shining Your Light in the World! 

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Pertinent Astrological Aspects for this month are listed below. Times shown are Mountain Time, either Standard or Daylight Time, as appropriate.

 

Jun 1: Sun in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces.

Jun 2: Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces, Sun in Gemini opposite Saturn in Sagittarius.

Jun 3 Venus in Gemini opposite Saturn in Sag.

Jun 4: NEW MOON, 8:59 pm, 15° Gemini. Sun and Venus in Gem square Jupiter in Virgo. Moon in Gem square Neptune in Pisces, opposite Saturn in Sag, square Jupiter in Virgo and conjunct Sun and Venus in Gem.

Jun 8: Mars Rx in Scorpio quincunx Uranus in Aries – in effect until Jul 31.

Jun 9: Mercury in Taurus opposite Mars in Scorpio.

Jun 11: Sun in Gem opposite Mars/Pluto midpoint. Moon in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces, square Saturn in Sag and conjunct Jupiter in Virgo.

Jun 12: Venus in Gem sextile Uranus in Aries.

Jun 13: Neptune Rx at 12° Pisces.

Jun 14: Sun in Gem sextile Uranus in Aries.

Jun 15: Sun in Gem quincunx Mars in Scorpio. Mars opposite Sun/Uranus midpoint.

Jun 17: Saturn in Sag square Neptune in Pisces, 9:23 pm, 12° Sag/Pis.

Jun 18: Moon in Sag opposite Mercury in Gem, conjunct Saturn in Sag and square Neptune in Pis.

Jun 19: Mars in Scorpio quincunx Uranus in Aries.

Jun 20: FULL MOON, 5:02 am, 29° Sag. Mercury in Gem opposite Saturn in Sag and square Neptune in Pisces. SUMMER SOLSTICE, 4:34 pm, Sun into Cancer.

Jun 20-24: N. Node 15-16° Virgo conjunct Jupiter in Virgo and trine Pluto in Capricorn.

Jun 22: Mercury in Gem square Jupiter in Virgo.

Jun 26: Jupiter in Virgo trine Pluto in Cap, 6:10 am, 16°. Mercury in Gem sextile Uranus in Aries.

Jun 27: Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces.

Jun 29: Mars Stationary Direct. 23° Scorpio. Moon in Taurus sextile Sun in Cancer and sextile Neptune in Pisces.

Jun 30: Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Cap. Moon in Taurus trine Pluto in Cap and trine Jupiter in Virgo early morning.

Jul 1: Venus in Cancer sextile Jupiter in Virgo.

Jul 3: Sun in Cancer trine Neptune in Pis.

Jul 4: NEW MOON, 5:01 am, 13° Cancer

Jul 5: Mercury in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces.

Jul 6: Venus in Cancer trine Mars in Scorpio. Sun conjunct Mercury in Cancer.

Jul 7: Mercury in Cancer opposite Pluto in Cap. Venus in Cancer square Uranus in Aries. Sun in Cancer opposite Pluto in Cap.

Jul 8: Moon in Virgo square Saturn in Sag and opposite Neptune in Pisces.

Jul 9: Sun in Cancer sextile Jupiter in Virgo. Moon in Virgo sextile Sun, conjunct Jupiter, and sextile Mercury, Mars and Venus.

Jul 10: Mercury in Cancer trine Mars in Scorpio.

Jul 11: Mercury in Cancer square Uranus in Aries. Moon in Libra square Pluto in Cap and square Sun in Cancer.

Jul 12: Moon in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries and square Mercury in Cancer (am). Moon in Scorpio square Venus in Leo (pm).

Jul 13: moon in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces and sextile Pluto in Cap.

Jul 14 Moon in Scorpio trine Sun in Cancer and conjunct Mars in Scorpio. Mars in Scorpio quincunx Uranus in Aries.

Jul 15; Moon in Sag trine Mercury and Venus in Leo (am) and conjunct Saturn (pm).

Jul 16: Sun in Cancer square Uranus in Aries (am). Mercury conjunct Venus in Leo. Sun in Cancer trine Mars in Scorpio.

Jul 17: Sun in Cancer opposite Saturn/Neptune midpoint in Capricorn.

Jul 18: Mercury in Leo trine Saturn in Sag. Moon in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces, and conjunct Pluto in Cap. Saturn in Sag opposite Sun/Uranus midpoint. Mercury in Leo opposite Mars/Uranus midpoint.

Jul 19; FULL MOON, 4:56 pm, 28° Capricorn. Moon in Cap square Uranus in Aries and sextile mars in Scorpio. Sun in Cancer opposite Saturn/Neptune midpoint. Moon in Cap conjunct Saturn/Neptune midpoint.

Jul 20: Venus in Leo trine Saturn in Sag. Moon in Aquarius sextile Sat in Sag, and opposite Venus and Mercury in Leo.

Jul 21: Moon in Aquarius sextile Uranus and square Mars in Scorpio.

Jul 22: Sun into Leo, 3:30 am. Mercury in Leo opposite Saturn/Uranus midpoint in Aquarius. Moon in Pisces square Saturn in Sag and conjunct Neptune in Pisces (pm).

Jul 24: Moon in Aries trine Sun in Leo and trine Saturn in Sag.

Jul 25: Moon in Aries square Pluto in Cap, trine Venus and mercury in Leo, and conjunct Uranus in Aries. Uranus in Aries opposite Sun/Pluto midpoint in Libra.

Jul 26: Moon in Taurus square Sun in Leo.

Jul 27: Mercury in Leo trine Uranus in Aries. Moon in Taurus trine Pluto in Cap, square Venus in Leo and trine Jupiter in Virgo.

Jul 28: Moon in Taurus square Mercury in Leo and opposite Mars in Scorpio (am). Moon in Gemini sextile Sun in Leo (pm).

Jul 29 Mercury in Leo square Mars in Scorpio. Uranus stationary Retrograde at 24-25° Aries.

Jul 30: Mercury into Virgo, 12:19 pm.

Jul 31: Venus in Leo trine Uranus in Aries. Moon in Cancer opposite Pluto in Cap.

Aug 1: Sun in Leo trine Saturn in Sag. Moon in Cancer trine Mars Scorpio.

Aug 2: Mars into Sag. NEW MOON, 11° Leo, 2:44 pm. Moon in Leo trine Saturn in Sag. Mercury in Leo opposite Uranus/Pluto midpoint.

Aug 3: Moon in Leo trine Uranus in Aries and conjunct Venus in Leo.

Aug 4: Moon in Virgo conjunct Mercury, square Saturn and opposite Neptune.

Aug 5: Venus enters Virgo, 9:27 am

Aug 6: Mercury in Virgo sqr Saturn. Venus in Virgo sqr Mars Sag.

Aug 7: Mercury in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces.

Aug 10: Mercury in Virgo trine Pluto in Cap.

Aug 12: Jupiter quincunx Uranus. Moon in Sag sqr Venus in Virgo, conjunct Sat in Sag and sqr Neptune in Pisces (am). Moon square Mercury in Virgo (pm).

Aug 13: Saturn Stationary Direct, 3:51 am, 10° Sag. Venus in Virgo sqr Saturn in Sag.

Aug 14: Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces.

Aug 15: Moon Cap conj Plu (am), trine Mercury, square Uranus and trine Jupiter (pm).

Aug 16: Sun in Leo trine Uranus in Aries.

Aug 17: Ven in Virgo trine Pluto in Cap.

Aug 18: FULL MOON/ LUNAR ECLIPSE, 3:26 am 26° Aquarius.

Aug 22: Mercury in Virgo conjunct Jupiter in Virgo.

Aug 23: Mars in Sag sesquiquadrate Uranus in Aries.

Aug 24: Mars in Sag conj Saturn.

Aug 25: Mars in Sag square Neptune in Pisces. Moon in Gemini opp Sat, opp Mars, sqr nep.

Aug 27-: Venus conjunct Jupiter in Virgo. Sun opposite Uranus/Pluto midpoint.

Aug 28: Mercury conjunct Venus in Virgo.

Aug 29; Venus into Libra, 8:07 pm.

Aug 30: Mercury stationary Rx, 7:04 am, 29° Virgo.

Sep 1: NEW MOON/SOLAR ECLIPSE:  3:03 am, 9° Virgo. Sun & Moon Sqr Sat, Opp Nep, Sqr Mars.

 

 

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SPRING 2016

March, April and May

 

March, April and May will be a busy three month period. Several important and overlapping energies will occur. They are:

1. Jupiter in Virgo Square Saturn in Sagittarius

In Effect: March, April and May

Time to Make Some Needed Changes

Jupiter’s desire to expand and improve will be expressed through the earthy Virgo qualities of analysis, fact-checking, practicality and attention to detail. Saturn’s urge to be responsible, duty-bound, authoritative and traditional will be expressed through the fiery Sagittarian qualities of looking at the big picture, strong philosophical, moral and religious beliefs, a search for truth and justice and outspokenness. The square aspect indicates that these two energies are likely to be in conflict with each other at first. Progress may be blocked as each side digs in and insists on having its own way. In the world, this square is likely to be a crisis point involving political, social and economic structures.

In our personal lives, we may also feel blocked. This could be minor or major, depending on our individual charts. We will want to expand and improve, but we may not know how to proceed. What to keep? What to let go? Jupiter in Virgo indicates we might underestimate our potential or get caught up in worry and details. Saturn in Sagittarius indicates we might be so sure of our beliefs and their “rightness” that we dismiss or overlook important information.

During this three month period we can break free of patterns that have been leading us in a circular path like a hamster on a wheel. If there is an area in your life that fits that description, you can be sure that by thinking and behaving in the same old way, you will continue to end up in the same old place – stuck. Something has to change. If you could get unstuck, where would you like to go? First, take a cold, hard look at what is really holding you back and ask yourself, “How many of these limitations are self-imposed because of old attitudes or beliefs, habits, fear, guilt  or an exaggerated sense of responsibility?” Second, open your heart and expand your vision of what is possible in your life. Then do something about it.

You can find ways to begin to manifest your dreams during this three month period. It will be a process that takes until the end of May or early June to complete. It probably won’t be easy and will require patience and determination, but it will be worth it.

Dates when this pattern will be most active:

March 3 to 5, 7-8, 13-14, 20 to 29

April 3 to 6, 14 to 20, 25, 28 to 30

May 2, 8 to 11, 15, 21 to 29

The following birthdates will be strongly affected: Virgo born September 3 to 10; Sagittarius born December 3 to 10; Gemini born June 1 to 8; Pisces born March 2 to 9.

If you know your birth chart, look for the houses containing 11 to 18 degrees of Virgo and Sagittarius. These will be the areas of your life where the need for change could occur. Also note if you have any planets, the Ascendant or Midheaven at 11 to 18 degrees Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces, as these parts of you will also be involved in the changes.

 

 

2.  Jupiter in Virgo Trine Pluto in Capricorn

In Effect: March

Opportunities to Improve Life and Expand Power

This energy pattern is directly related to the Jupiter square Saturn information in #1 above and can be quite helpful – if we take advantage of it. Pluto’s desire for transformation and power will be expressing its energies through the realistic Capricorn qualities of organization, structure, authority and responsibility. Pluto’s energies blend very easily with the Jupiter in Virgo qualities of analysis, practicality and a love of facts. We can use this realistic energy to analyze and determine what practical steps will be necessary to expand our horizons. This will also help us let go of attitudes, situations, habits or whatever is no longer useful in our lives and make room for a wider viewpoint and new opportunities. We are likely to have reasons to feel optimistic about the future and could be offered a chance to expand our potential. However – opportunity could pass us by if we don’t make an effort, try something new and take some sort of action ourselves. What we do now can be enhanced the last half of June when Jupiter will trine Pluto one more time.

Dates when this pattern will be most active:

March 6 to 8, 12 to 21, 26

May 8 to 13, 29-30 (The Jupiter-Pluto trine will start building again and will come back in June. During the days shown in May, the Jupiter-Pluto energies will be receiving a positive boost.)

This can be a particularly fortunate time for the following birth dates: Virgo born September 6 to 11; Capricorn born January 5 to 10; Taurus born May 5 to 10. It is also fortunate for Cancer born July 6 to 11; Scorpio born Nov 6 to 11; Pisces born Mar 5 to 10.

If you know your birth chart, look for the houses containing 14 to 19 degrees of Virgo and Capricorn. These will be the areas of your life where the need for change could occur. Also note if you have any planets, the Ascendant or Midheaven at 14 to 19 degrees Virgo, Capricorn, Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces, as these parts of you will also play a role in improving your life.

 

 

3. Uranus in Aries Square Pluto in Capricorn

In Effect: March to mid-April

Are We There Yet?

We are still dealing with a long term pattern of tremendous upheaval and change on a global scale (and for many of us in our personal lives) that has been occurring over the past several years. This energy pattern indicates we are living in a time of “radical restructuring” in the world and in our personal lives. We are being faced with the repercussions of previous actions, choices and decisions.

This energy pattern won’t really be gone until 2020 when several new major cycles take over. Until that time, it will weaken and will have a flare-up now and then. Even though it is no longer exact, it has been quite strong since the end of December 2015 and will likely continue until mid-April 2016. We can definitely see the more negative manifestation of this energy playing out in the world as anger, frustration, upsets and fighting (e.g. USA politics, one of many examples in the world).

March through mid-April will continue to see situations that have been brewing for quite some time get stirred up, which can result in unexpected and transformative changes. It will not be business as usual.

Dates when this pattern will be most active:

March 4, 10, 24, 29 to 31

April 5 to 10, 17 to 22

Something could occur that is an important step in an ongoing transformation in your life that will continue through the end of this year for the following birthdates: Aries born April 4 to 10; Cancer born July 6 to 12; Libra born October 7 to 13; Capricorn born January 5 to 11.

If you know your birth chart, look for the houses containing 14 to 20 degrees of Aries and 14 to 20 degrees of Capricorn. These will be the areas of your life that are undergoing a radical restructuring. Also note if you have any planets, the Ascendant or Midheaven at 14 to 20 degrees Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, as these will also play a role in your transformation.

 

 

4. New Moons and Full Moons, Eclipses and Supermoons, Oh My!

In Effect: March, April and May

We all know about new moons and full moons, but you may or may not have heard about Supermoons. Supermoon is a term originated in 1979 by astrologer, Richard Noelle. A Supermoon happens about 4 to 6 times year when the new moon or the full moon occurs while the Moon is at (or within 90% of) its closest approach to earth (perigee).

Some feel a Supermoon increases the possibility of strong tidal forces in the earth that can result in extreme high tides, severe weather, earthquakes or a tsunamis. The effects last from three days before to three days after the new or full Supermoon. If the Supermoon is also an eclipse, its influence is stronger – from at least a week before to a week after the new or full moon. There have been some earthquakes and tsunamis close to Supermoons, but obviously, we do not have a natural disaster every time we have a Supermoon. Still, the Moon does have an impact on the earth (e.g. it does increase the tidal force of the ocean), so it seems like it would be reasonable to think that the closer it is, the stronger its affect will be. We can also say from an astrological standpoint, that a Supermoon could have a somewhat stronger effect on us as individuals than a regular new or full moon.

We will get a chance to test this out for ourselves over the next three months because the new moons in March, April and May will all be Supermoons. Since we can’t see the new moon, it won’t make the visual impact that a full moon does, however it still is a Supermoon. (We will be able to see three full moon Supermoons later this year. The full moons in October, November and December 2016 will all be Supermoons.)

There are also two eclipses in March. A solar eclipse at the Supermoon New Moon and a lunar eclipse at the Full Moon. Eclipses indicate a shift in direction which results in a change in circumstances over the next 3 to 6 months. This is another reason to believe that March, April and May 2016 will be a pivotal time.

 

March 8, 2016: Supermoon New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 6:54 pm, MST, 19° Pisces. Because this Supermoon is also a solar eclipse, it could be strongly felt from at least March 1 to 15. In addition, this solar eclipse opposes Jupiter, squares Saturn, sextiles Pluto, is semisextile Uranus, and activates  1. and 2. above. Jupiter is also in a challenging aspect (a quincunx) with Uranus, which adds even more energy to the mix. That should get March off to a brisk start!

Birth dates most strongly affected: Pisces born March 5 to 11; Virgo born September 8 to 14; Gemini born June 6 to 12; Sagittarius born Dec 8 to 14.

If you know your birth chart, look for the house containing 16 to 22 degrees of Pisces. This will be the area of life in which the changes could occur. Planets, the Ascendant or Midheaven at 16 to 22 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius may also be part of a shift in circumstances.

 

March 23, 2016: Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon at 6:01 am, MDT, 3 ° Libra. Decisions being made over the next four days are important. More shifting.

Birth dates most strongly affected: Aries born March 22 to 26; Libra born September 24 to 28; Cancer born June 22 to 26; Capricorn born Dec 23 to 27.

If you know your birth chart, look for the houses containing 1 to 5 degrees of Aries and Libra. This will be the area of life in which the changes could occur. Planets, the Ascendant or Midheaven at 1 to 5 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn may also be part of a shift in circumstances.

 

April 7, 2013: Supermoon New Moon at 5:24 am, MDT, 18° Aries. This new moon is conjunct Uranus in Aries. This will activate the radical restructuring energy (see #3 above) by conjuncting Uranus and squaring Pluto. Expect fast-paced and possible surprising or unsettling developments April 5 to 10.

 

April 21, 2016: Full Moon at 11:24 pm, MDT, 3° Scorpio. Developments related to actions taken around the New Moon on April 7 above come to fruition.

 

May 6, 2016: Supermoon New Moon at 1:29 pm, 17° Taurus. This should be a favorable time for business and financial activities or anything that is down to earth, stable and practical.

 

May 21, 2016: Full Moon at 3:14 pm, 1° Sagittarius. May 20 to 24 will be a high energy time. It will be important to slow down and take a few deep breaths as people in general may be feeling impulsive and a bit hot headed. Drive carefully. This could be a time of culmination when many of the things we have been working on since March are in the final stretch.

 

 

5. Mars Retrograde

In Effect: April 17 to June 29

Back to the Drawing Board

 

Mars is the planet of action and energy. It is the inner drive that makes us go after the things we want in life and represents action, energy, passion, determination, anger, courage, confidence and strength. Mars is our personal warrior energy and rules the fight or flight response. Mars also rules the military, law enforcement, surgeons, militants, weapons, violence and fire.

Around every 26 months there is a period of about ten weeks when Mars goes retrograde (appears to move backwards from our perspective on earth). The Mars retrograde period is usually not the best time to begin something brand new. But it is a good time to redirect our energies and to revitalize and work on something we have already initiated. We can use this time to regroup and strengthen our position. Then when Mars moves forward again we will be in good shape to bring things to a successful completion.

Mars will be retrograde in Scorpio and Sagittarius from April 17 to June 29, 2016. Since mid-February you may have been thinking about something in your life that you already started and would like to work on again. When Mars goes retrograde you will find you can do just that. Another possibility is that something you have already been working on is delayed or changed, requiring you to either wait or to go back and redo what you have already done. It’s okay! Delays or reworking will ultimately make it a better project. Once the retrograde periods ends on June 29, it is likely to take until around August 22 to tie up all the loose ends cross the finish line.

Dates when Mars will be most active:

March (Pre-retrograde: 4, 11 to 18, 24 to 26)

April (Pre-retrograde: 1, 10, 12), Retrograde: 15 to 17, 24

May Retrograde: 4- 5, 7, 14, 20 to 25, 27

Birth dates most strongly affected: Scorpio born November 14 to 21; Sagittarius November 22 to Dec 2; Taurus May 13 to 20; Gemini May 21 to 31.

If you know your birth chart, look for the houses containing 22 to 29 degrees of Scorpio and 0 to 10 degrees of Sagittarius. These will be the areas of your life in which Mars will direct its retrograde energies. Planets, the Ascendant or Midheaven 22 to 29 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Leo or Aquarius, or 0 to 10 degrees Sagittarius, Gemini Virgo or Pisces will also be play a role in the Mars retrograde period.

 

 

6. Mercury Retrograde in Taurus

In Effect: April 28 to May 22

Get Your Ducks in a Row

Mercury, the planet of communication, mental attitudes, commerce and transportation goes retrograde about three times a year and is part of a natural cycle that gives us an opportunity to stop, catch up and clear out. On April 28 Mercury will go retrograde in the sign of stable, earthy and practical Taurus. Time to get our lives and our checkbooks in balance and focus on finances, business, practical matters and completing projects. It will also be a good idea to double check communications and travel plans. Since Taurus has an affinity with nature and gardening, this could be a good time to work outside in the garden or just spend time outdoors in general. Mercury will go direct on May 22. Want more information? See: What is Mercury Retrograde?

Although the usual caution to double-check all communications, drive carefully and focus on clearing up old matters applies, this particular Mercury Retrograde period looks like it will be a good time for working on ways to expand and improve life in a material way. The only major aspects Mercury in Taurus will make are positive trines to Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn (forming a grand trine) and a conjunction to the Sun and Venus. All positive aspects. This is an indication that the opportunity exists to manifest things in the world that are tangible, stable and secure. This will be very helpful to # 2 and # 3 above. Don’t wait for your fairy Godmother to appear and wave her magic wand. It will take personal effort and action to fulfill the potential of these positive energies.

Dates when Mercury will be most active:

April (Pre-retrograde: 1 to 18

May Retrograde 9 to 13, 20 to 24, 29-31

If you know your birth chart, look for the house containing 14 to 24 degrees of Taurus. That is the area of your life where Mercury will be retrograde. Also note if you have any planets, the Ascendant or Midheaven at 14 to 24 degrees Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius, as these parts of you will also feel the Mercury retrograde energies.

 

Have a Wonderful Spring!

Much Love to all you Beautiful Spirits,

Judy

 

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The year’s at the spring

And day’s at the morn;

Morning’s at seven;

The hillside’s dew-pearled;

The lark’s on the wing;

The snail’s on the thorn;

God’s in His heaven –

All’s right with the world!

~Robert Browning

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Pertinent Astrological Aspects are listed below. Times shown are Mountain Time, either Standard or Daylight Time, as appropriate. Major aspects are in all caps- the time shows when the aspect is exact, but it can be in effect from one day to all month, depending on the planets involved.

The major influences over this three month period are:

 

Mar 2: Venus sextile Uranus, 6:13 pm, 18° Aquarius/Aries

Mar 4: Mercury square Mars, 10:43 pm, 29° Aquarius/Scorpio

Mar 5: Mercury into Pisces, 3:24 am; Mars into Sagittarius, 7:30 pm; Sun square Saturn, 11:04 pm, 16° Pisces/Sagittarius

Mar 6: Sun sextile Pluto, 9:38 pm, 17° Pisces/Capricorn

Mar 8: Super Moon/New Moon/Solar Eclipse, 6:54 pm, 19° Pisces. New Moon is opposite Jupiter, conjunct Chiron, square Saturn, semi-sextile Uranus and sextile Pluto. Jupiter quincunx Uranus (was exact on March 6).

Mar 10: Mercury conjunct Neptune, 11:01 pm, 10° Pisces.

Mar 12: Venus into Pisces, 3:24 am

Mar 14: Mercury square Saturn, 1:26 pm, 16° Pisces/Sagittarius; Venus square Mars, 2:48 pm, 3° Pisces/Sagittarius

Mar 15: Mercury sextile Pluto, 12:57 am, 17° Pisces/Capricorn; Mercury opposite Jupiter, 3:42 am, 17° Pisces/Virgo

Mar 16: Jupiter Trine Pluto (2 of 3), 2:26 pm, 17° Virgo/Capricorn

Mar 19: Sun into Aries, VERNAL (Spring) Equinox, 10:31 pm

Mar 20: Venus conjunct Neptune, 11:46 am, 10° Pisces

Mar 21: Mercury into Aries, 6:19 pm

Mar 23: Jupiter Square Saturn (2 of 3), 4:15 am, 16° Virgo/Sagittarius

Mar 23: Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse, 6:01 am, 3° LIBRA; Sun conjunct Mercury, 2:11 pm, 3° Libra

Mar 24: Mercury trine Mars, 4:45 pm, 6° Aries/Sagittarius

Mar 25: Saturn goes Retrograde, 4:01 am, 16° Sagittarius; Venus opposite Jupiter, 5:58 am, 16° Pisces/Virgo; 10:48 am, Venus square Saturn, 16° Pisces/Sagittarius

Mar 26: Sun trine Mars, 4:33 am, 6° Aries/Sagittarius; Venus sextile Pluto, 5:10 am, 17° Pisces/Capricorn

Mar 29: Mercury trine Saturn, 9:02 pm, 16° Aries/Sagittarius

Mar 30: Mercury square Pluto, 8:52 am, 17° Aries/Capricorn

Mar 31: Mercury conjunct Uranus, 2:49 pm, 20° Aries

April 5: Sun trine Saturn, 10:09 am, 16° Aries/Sagittarius; Venus into Aries, 10:51 am; Mercury into Taurus, 5:10 pm

April 6: Sun square Pluto, 2:10 pm, 17° Aries/Capricorn

April 7: SUPER MOON/NEW MOON, 5:24 am, 18° Aries

April 8: Sun conjunct Uranus, 3:27 pm, 20° Aries

April 12: Mercury sextile Neptune, 3:40 am, 11° Taurus/Pisces; Venus trine Mars, 1:17 pm, 9° Aries/Sagittarius

April 14: Mercury trine Jupiter, 14° Taurus/Virgo

April 17: Mercury trine Pluto (1 of 3), 3:21 am, 17° Taurus/Capricorn;

Apr 17: Mars goes Retrograde, 6:14 am, 9° Sagittarius

Apr 18: Pluto Retrograde, 1:23 am, 17° Capricorn; Venus trine Saturn, 8:38 am, 16° Aries/Sagittarius

April 19: Venus square Pluto, 2:49 pm, 17° Aries/Capricorn

APRIL 21: FULL MOON, 11:24 pm, 3° SCORPIO

April 22: Venus conjunct Uranus, 3:00 pm, 21° Aries

Apr 28: Mercury goes Retrograde in taurus, 11:20 am, 24° Taurus

April 29: Venus into Taurus, 6:36 pm

May 1: Sun sextile Neptune, 6:01 am, 12° Taurus/Pisces

May 3: Sun trine Jupiter, 1:58 am, 13° Taurus/Virgo

May 6: SUPER MOON/NEW MOON, 1:29 pm, 17° Taurus

May 7: Sun trine Pluto, 17° Taurus/Capricorn

May 9: Jupiter goes Direct, 6:16 am, 13° Virgo; Venus sextile Neptune, 6:41 am, 12° Taurus/Pisces; Transit of Mercury (Sun conjunct Mercury Rx), 9:12 am, 20° Taurus

May 10: Venus trine Jupiter: 13° Taurus/Virgo

May 12: Mercury Rx trine Pluto (2 of 3), 8:51 pm, 17 Taurus/ Capricorn

May 13: Mercury Rx conjunct Venus, 1:11 pm, 17° Aries; Venus trine Pluto, 8:18 pm 17° Taurus/Capricorn

May 20: Sun into Gemini, 8:37 am

MAY 21: FULL MOON, 3:14 pm, 1° Sagittarius

May 22: Sun opposite Mars Rx, 5:17 am, 2° Gemini/Sagittarius; Mercury goes Direct, 07:20 am, 14° taurus

May 24: Venus opposite Mars Rx, 8:38 pm, 1° Gemini/Sagittarius

May 26: Jupiter Square Saturn (3 of 3), 6:28 am, 14° Virgo/Sagittarius

May 27: Mars Rx back into Scorpio, 7:51 am, 29° Scorpio

May 30: Mercury trine Pluto (3 of 3), 9:05 pm, 17° Taurus/ Capricorn

FEBRUARY 2016    

2016 Valentine

 

Times shown below are Mountain Time (Zone 7), either Standard or Daylight time, as appropriate. See pertinent astrological aspects for the month at the end of this Forecast.

 

February 2016 Overview

In February we will continue to see transformative and challenging energies in the world, as Uranus and Pluto remain close to a square formation. (For more information See Radical Restructuring article.) This is part of a long term pattern of tremendous upheaval and change on a global scale that started in 2008. We are now being faced with the repercussions of the actions, choices and decisions that have occurred since 2008. This pattern should start to weaken by the end March, but is likely to be felt off and on until mid April 2016.

Although the challenging Uranus-Pluto pattern stays in place, February will be different than January because the faster moving planets are always moving and changing. There will be several bright spots with positive and hopeful energies this month. See the February Week by Week forecast below for more information.

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February 2016 Week by Week

 

February 1 – 7

Feb 1- 3: Despite being bombarded by current political and outer world events, this three day period can be a positive one in our personal lives. We are likely to feel more optimistic and positive and realize we are actually getting something accomplished.

Feb 4-7: Focus on routine chores, maintenance and completing what has already been started during the daytime hours (MST) on Feb 4. That evening will be a good time to clear the decks and get ready for the weekend. Feelings in general and relationships in particular may be intense, changeable and exciting on Feb 5-7. Breakthroughs and new possibilities are possible. We have the opportunity at this time to look beyond the details of our current challenges and see the “big picture” that lies ahead.

 

February 8 – 14

Feb 8: The NEW MOON in the humanitarian and futuristic sign of Aquarius occurs at 7:39 am, MST. This New Moon could bring out some differences of opinion regarding the future and ego conflicts in the outer world that will reach a climax around Feb 22. In general, Feb 8 will be a day of high energy with a tendency to be impatient or easily irritated. Avoid needless confrontations. By counting to ten and channeling our energies into productive outlets, we can accomplish a great deal. The seeds we plant now will blossom at the Full Moon on Feb. 22.

Feb 9-10: This is likely to be a positive time. The energies are an effective blend of compassion, imagination, vision and practicality. People are likely to work well together. Feb 10 would be a good day to have a meeting or come together for a group planning session.

Feb 11-12: These are fast-paced days of action, tension and getting things started.

Feb 13-14: In general, this should be a positive time and an excellent weekend to get things done. We are likely to feel optimistic and energized. Valentine’s Day is Feb 14, so this will be a romantic weekend for some. The most favorable time to celebrate Valentine’s Day will be anytime on Feb 13, or until 4 pm (MST) on Feb 14. The late afternoon and evening of Feb 14 are not likely to be relaxing and fun because there could be a tendency to push too hard which may cause animosity, overwork or physical stress. Slow down and take the evening off.

 

February 15 – 21

Feb 15-16: These are good days for intellectual activities and communication with one exception: Feb 16 between 9-11 am, MST, – hold back at that time. Get out and about, learn something new or do something to stimulate your brain cells.

Feb 17-19: The focus could be on home, family, security and feelings during this time. The energies will be active and possibly challenging on Feb 18 from about 5 to 10 pm, but other than that, this can be a good time to take care of domestic and personal matters.

Feb 20-21: In our individual lives, this can be a good weekend to do something fun, creative, romantic or entertaining. In the outer world, we may notice an intensifying of challenging energies.

 

February 22 – 29

Feb 22-23: The FULL MOON in the discerning and analytical sign of Virgo occurs on Feb 22 at 11:20 am, MST. This Full Moon is the culmination of seeds planted around the New Moon on Feb 8. It could be a very tense time out in the world, especially for the US.

If there is something that has been brewing in our personal lives, it is likely to reach a peak on Feb 22-23. The energies of this Full Moon suggest a new awareness and perspective could be revealed that are surprising and transformative. By the afternoon of Feb 23, we should begin to see some positive benefits due to our new understanding of the situation.

Feb 24-26: Information and communication over this three day period can be very helpful and productive. New ideas, cooperation and positive relationships are possible. The only time that there could be tension or restlessness is on Feb 26 between 12:00 am and 5 am. Some may find it hard to sleep. Keep a pen and notebook handy. We could get flashes of insight and intuition during the wee hours and throughout the day on Feb 26. Write your ideas down before they slip away!

Feb 27-28: Feelings are passionate, imaginative and inspirational during this period. We will have a desire to get to the heart of a matter. Psychic sensitivity is strong. Pay attention to insights and intuition.

Feb 29: This day can provide us with opportunities to have positive, stabilizing and practical interactions with others. We will appreciate our friends and relationships. Between noon and 2 pm, MST, we may have the courage to take the initiative and get something moving. However, there will also be a tendency to come on too strong, be irritable or overly forceful during that 2 hour period. This can be fine if you are calm and confident. If you are feeling pushy or irritable, wait until a little later for interactions with others. The peak of the positive energies is around 6 pm, MST, and will continue through the evening.

 

Love and Light to All You Beautiful Spirits!

Judy

 

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The appearance of things changes according to the emotions;

and thus we see magic and beauty within them,

while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.

Khalil Gibran, The Broken Wings

 

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Pertinent Astrological Aspects for this month are listed below. Times shown are Mountain Time, either Standard or Daylight Time, as appropriate. Major aspects are in all caps- the time shows when the aspect is exact, but it can be in effect from one day to all month, depending on the planets involved. Moon aspects are in effect for a few hours and fade away. Degrees have been rounded off.

Feb 1: Moon in Scorpio sextile Mercury in Capricorn 7-9 am, and sextile Jupiter in Virgo 4-6 pm.

Feb 2: No exact aspects.

Feb 3: MARS SEXTILE PLUTO, 3:47 am, 16° Scorpio/Capricorn. SUN SEXTILE SATURN, 11:18 am, 14° Aquarius/Sagittarius. Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Saturn, sextile Sun and trine Uranus, 11 am – 7 pm

Feb 4: Moon void of course in Sagittarius until 5:44 pm.

Feb 5: VENUS CONJUNCT PLUTO, 6:12 pm, 16° Capricorn. Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto, conjunct Venus and square Uranus, 10 pm on Feb 5 to 2 am on Feb 6.

Feb 6: SUN SEXTILE URANUS, 9:39 am, 17° Aquarius/Aries. MERCURY TRINE JUPITER, 11:45 am, 22° Capricorn/Virgo. VENUS SQUARE URANUS, 3:03 pm, 17° Capricorn/Aries.

Feb 7: SUN SQUARE MARS, 5:08 am, 18° Aquarius/Scorpio. VENUS SEXTILE MARS, 8:01 am, 18° Capricorn/Scorpio.

Feb 8: NEW MOON, 7:39 am, 19° Aquarius. Moon in Aquarius square Mars in Scorpio, 5-8 am.

Feb 9: Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune, 3-5 pm.

Feb 10: VENUS TRINE JUPITER, 12:54 am, 22° Capricorn/Virgo. Moon in Pisces trine Mars, opposite Jupiter, sextile Venus, 9 am – 4 pm. Moon sextile Mercury, 8-10 pm.

Feb 11: No exact aspects.

Feb 12: Moon in Aries square Pluto and conjunct Uranus, 5-8 am. Moon sextile Sun, 5-7 pm.

Feb 13: Mercury into Aquarius, 3:32 am. MARS SEXTILE JUPITER, 3:59 pm, 21° Scorpio/Virgo. Moon in Taurus sextile Neptune, 6-8 pm.

Feb 14: Moon in trine Pluto and trine Jupiter, 7 am-5 pm. Moon in Taurus opposite Mars, 4-6 pm. Moon square Sun 11 pm to 1 am on Feb 15.

Feb 15: Moon in Gemini trine Mercury in Aquarius, 10 am-noon.

Feb 16: Moon in Gemini opposite Saturn, 9-11 am. Moon in Gemini sextile Uranus, 1-3 pm, Moon square Jupiter, 7-9 pm. Venus into Aquarius, 9:17 pm.

Feb 17: Moon in Gemini trine Sun in Aquarius, 8-10 am. Moon into Cancer, 12:24 pm.

Feb 18: Moon in Cancer opposite Pluto and square Uranus, 5-10 pm. Sun into Pisces, 10:34 pm.

Feb 19: Moon in Cancer trine Mars, 6-8 am. Moon void of course in Cancer 7:36 am to 6:17 pm.

Feb 20: Moon in Leo opposite Mercury, 11 am – 1 pm. Moon trine Saturn 11 pm to 1 am on Feb 21

Feb 21: Moon in Leo trine Uranus, 4-6 am and square Mars, 5-7 pm.

Feb 22: FULL MOON, 11:20 am, 4° Virgo. This Full Moon is opposite transiting Uranus/Pluto midpoint at 2° Pisces and opposite USA progressed Sun at 4° Pisces. Moon in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces, 9-11 pm.

Feb 23: Moon in Virgo square Saturn, 10 am – noon. Moon in Virgo trine Pluto, noon-2 pm and conjunct Jupiter, 6-8 pm.

Feb 24: Moon in Virgo sextile Mars, 6-8 am. Moon into Libra, 3:42 pm.

Feb 25: MERCURY SEXTILE SATURN, 1:06 am, 16° Aquarius/Sagittarius. Moon in Libra trine Venus, noon- 2 pm. Moon in Libra sextile Saturn, 10 pm – midnight.

Feb 26: MERCURY SEXTILE URANUS, 4:02 pm, 18° Aquarius/Aries. Moon in Libra square Pluto, trine Mercury and opposite Uranus, 12 am- 5 am.

Feb 27: Moon in Scorpio trine Sun and trine Neptune, 9 pm – midnight.

Feb 28: SUN CONJUNCT NEPTUNE, 8:48 am, 9° Pisces. Moon in Scorpio square Venus, 8-10 am. Moon in Scorpio sextile Pluto, 1-3 pm, sextile Jupiter 6-8 pm and square Mercury, 11 pm to 1 am on Feb 29.

Feb 29: VENUS SEXTILE SATURN, 6:07 pm, 16° Aquarius/Sagittarius. Moon in Scorpio conjunct Mars, 11 am – 1 pm.

 

 

 

JANUARY 2016

 

Times shown below are Mountain Time (Zone 7), either Standard or Daylight time, as appropriate. See pertinent astrological aspects for the month at the end of this Forecast.

A NEW YEAR BEGINS                        

 

January 2016 – a new year begins and the question arises, “What lies ahead over the coming year?” Astrology can’t tell us exactly what will happen, but the astrological patterns in 2016 can provide us with a description of the types of influences or “energies’ we will be experiencing and the times when they will be most likely to manifest. It can also provide suggestions on how to use these energies effectively.

 

THE WORLD IN 2016

The world and mass consciousness will continue to deal with many of the same energies we experienced in 2015. Although we are slowly moving away from the unsettling transformation, disruption and changes that have occurred throughout the world since 2008, there are still many unresolved problems that will move into 2016. Social unrest, terrorism, immigration concerns, Middle Eastern conflicts, economic concerns, unstable and unusual weather, and the craziness of the political presidential race in the US will all continue. There will be times throughout 2016 when some progress can be made, but it will most likely be in November and December 2016 before we begin to feel we have passed through the hardest part of a challenging period.

 

2016 OVERVIEW

January and February 2016

This two month period is likely to be tense and similar to November and December 2015, as Uranus and Pluto remain close to a square formation. For more information See Radical Restructuring article. This is part of a long term pattern of tremendous upheaval and transformation that the world has been experiencing since 2008. Even though the pattern is starting to separate, we still have to deal with the repercussions of the actions, choices and decisions that have occurred since 2008. This pattern should start to weaken by the end March, but is likely to be felt off and on until mid April 2016.

In our personal lives this influence can provide us with the energy to restructure and reorganize where necessary. For some, this will be minor. For others, this can be a time of major restructuring. If this describes your life, don’t sap your energy fighting the changes. Instead, use your time and energy to focus on getting your ducks in a row and doing what needs to be done. See January forecast below for more information.

March 2016

March will bring the need to find a way to balance practical considerations with the desire for improvement and growth. It is also a month when big transformations could begin that may last through June. Important decisions and adjustments are likely. There can be a great effort by some to obtain power. We may see political/social/economic power plays in the US and in the world in general.

 

From Mid- April to the end of June 2016,

Mars, the planet representing action, energy and the military, will be retrograde in Sagittarius and Scorpio from Apr 17 to June 29. Plans for action may need to be reviewed. We can use this period to revise or complete our plans and projects. Military campaigns could also be revised or stymied during this period. Patience and taking the time to get things done correctly is likely to be required.

May and June 2016 could bring further developments and a completion of activities begun in March. See March 2016 above.

 

From June to October 2016

The world is likely to be forced to deal with some troubling issues and feelings that bring uncertainty, fears, confusion, discouragement and low motivation. This can be related to energies that were strong in Nov and Dec 2015. The influence we will be feeling is the square of Saturn in Sagittarius to Neptune in Pisces. Basically this is a challenge between our hopes and ideals versus the unpleasant aspects of reality. This energy pattern requires us to face things we would rather not deal with and have been hoping would go away. Yet we feel unsure about what to do. These issues are likely to have started in November 2015 and include:

  • Challenges regarding political, moral, ethical, religious and social belief systems.
  • Environmental or health challenges, especially regarding water, the weather, oil, chemicals, poisons and drugs.
  • Previous plans and projects that were based on faulty foundations may dissolve. Until hidden weaknesses are found and corrected, new plans will be undermined or collapse.
  • The necessity of facing reality and dealing with a situation we cannot avoid.

Because of the duration of these energies, we may feel overwhelmed, discouraged and uncertain during this five month period. This can cause us to view our challenges as more difficult to overcome than they really are. This is a temporary situation. Instead of focusing on what is wrong, look for what is positive in the world – yes, it will be there! Appreciating nature, friends, family and kindness given and received is a good place to start. Our confidence and energy will return when this influence has passed.

September 2016 is likely to be very intense month, which will cause yet another shift in direction.

October 2016 could bring surprises around the Full Moon on Oct 15. By mid-October we should feel the gloominess of the Saturn square Neptune energy pattern starting to evaporate. Hooray!

 

November and December 2016

We may sense that something is changing. There are still challenges, but exciting and positive potentials will bring us renewed energy and optimism in December of 2016. These energies will carry over to 2017. Everything won’t be magically resolved, but we will feel hopeful, energized and ready to tackle whatever needs to be done.

 

Our Personal Lives in 2016

Events in our individual lives are not likely to be nearly as dramatic as world events, but we will certainly feel the prevailing energies. How they will manifest in our lives depends on each individual chart, but we always have a choice as to how we react to whatever comes our way.

The most challenging influences, though uncomfortable,  can provide the impetus to make needed changes or breakthroughs in our lives. Likewise, even the most positive influences can be overlooked or taken for granted and fail to be utilized.

Things will get better, but we will have to be patient. We can use the energies in 2016 to help us reorganize our lives and rid ourselves of possessions, situations, attitudes or fears that weigh us down and hold us back. By doing this, we will ultimately improve our lives and experience renewed optimism for the future by the end of the year.

We are all going through this together. It can be helpful to accept, honor and view the events and experiences in 2016 as the current conditions on humanity’s path of spiritual evolution. We are passing through this time and learning from it, but we will move on.

One thing we can always count on is that everything changes.

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January 2016

January 1-9:

This will be an intense time, but also a time when we can start the process of changing our lives for the better, whether we want to or not!

Jan 3-4: We may feel like something is shifting on Jan 3. Avoid discussing important matters or making decisions from Noon to 3 pm (MST), as there could be a short-lived tendency for miscommunications, emotional over-reactions and hasty decisions. Helpful and practical insights and positive relations with others can occur on Jan 4 during in the afternoon. By that evening, we will feel a further intensifying of energy and sense that the week ahead could be important.

Jan 5-8:  Several important astrological influences are occurring.

On Jan 5 Mercury, the planet of communication travel and technology, will turn retrograde. This will occur at the same time that Mercury is squaring Mars, the planet of action, assertion and impatience. Not a particularly easy combination. Energies will be high and we may have a strong urge to get things done, but be mindful of a general tendency to be irritable, impatient, argumentative, stubborn or over-assertive.

Mercury will be retrograde from Jan 5 – 25. This time period can be used to finish up projects that have already been started and to clear up and clean up our environment. Basically it is a time for “re” words – revise, repair, rethink, recover, reorganize, research and re-evaluate. It is also a time when delays, changes or misunderstandings may occur regarding communications, technology, commerce, transportation and travel. Double check and verify communications, travel plans and contracts. Click here for More Information on Mercury Retrograde.

Venus will be squaring Neptune on Jan 5, which indicates a tendency to be overly idealistic and unrealistic, especially in relationships. However, it is also a very creative and compassionate influence and good for creative inspiration.

And last, but certainly not least, the Sun in Capricorn will conjunct Pluto in Capricorn the evening of Jan 5, and then will move on to square Uranus in Aries on Jan 7. This strongly suggests that the energies of transformation and change will be activated this week.

Jan 6-7: The energies during this two day period continue to be unsettled. Our routine or plans could be disrupted due to the unexpected, or changes could occur that leave us feeling uncertain.

Jan 8: Relationships tend to be serious and reflective. Practical considerations and a responsible outlook regarding financial matters bring about positive results.

Jan 9: The NEW MOON occurs in the realistic and organized sign of Capricorn at 6:30 pm (MST). This New Moon will strongly activate the radical restructuring energies and indicates that the next 28 days will continue to be a time of change and transformation. We can use this energy very productively. Determine what needs to be thoroughly re-organized over the next four weeks and get started. Whether it is minor or major – this is the time to make some changes.

 

January 10-16

Jan 11-14: Although the challenging energies remain with us, this four day period will add some lighter and positive energies. Spirits may lift and we could feel excited, stimulated, enthusiastic and more optimistic and hopeful. We may have begun making changes that are improving our lives. There may be a few hours of doubt or confusion during the morning and early afternoon of Jan 13, but it will fade out quickly. Jan 11-14 will be a good time to focus on the positive ways we can enhance our lives. Take advantage of the opportunity to do so.

Jan 15-16: The energies are fast paced and spirited. These two days are likely to refocus our attention on the areas of change and reorganization in our lives.

 

January 17-23

Jan 17-18: This is likely to be an enjoyable two days. Around Noon (MST) on Jan 17 could be a little hectic, but after that, Jan 17-18 will be good days for relaxation, entertainment, stability and socializing. It is also a time when we may be feeling spiritual, charitable and compassionate. It will be a good time to help others. Only one caveat – there could be an urge to be overindulgent, extravagant and to overspend. Wait until you can think things over before making any big purchases.

Jan 19-22: The energies change from easy and pleasant and return to active and changeable. Mercury’s retrograde influence will be strong and will remain that way through Jan 31. Double check communications, travel plans and agreements. Be extra aware while driving.

Jan 23: The FULL MOON occurs in the generous and positive sign of Leo at 6:46 pm (MST). Actions we began at the New Moon on Jan 10 are now in full bloom. We should be able to see some results from our efforts to make changes and transformations in our lives over the previous two weeks. Our work is not done, but we are making progress.

January 24-31

Jan 24: We may feel a little over emotional early in the morning, but the afternoon will be a high energy time in which we can creatively blend the old with the new in our quest to reorganize our lives. Do something fun and different this evening.

Jan 25-26: Mercury finishes its retrograde motion on Jan 25 and goes Direct, but its retrograde qualities will be felt strongly through Jan 31. Continue to double check communications, travel plans and agreements. Be extra aware while driving. Communications may be confusing Jan 25-26. Verify plans.

Jan 27: This is a good day to get things done. Work and health concerns are favored. Our efforts should be productive and bring positive results.

Jan 28-31: The unsettled energies of change and transformation will be strongly active once again. Jan 28 to Feb 7 will be the last big push to get ourselves reorganized. By the end of Jan, we may be surprised to see how much our lives have been restructured and changed in only one month!

 

Love and Light in 2016 to All You Beautiful Spirits!

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Pertinent Astrological Aspects for this month are listed below. Times shown are Mountain Time, either Standard or Daylight Time, as appropriate. Major aspects are in all caps- the time shows when the aspect is exact, but it can be in effect from one day to all month, depending on the planets involved. Moon aspects are in effect for a few hours and fade away. Degrees have been rounded off.

 

Jan 1: Mercury into Aquarius, 7:21 pm. Moon in Libra square Sun in Capricorn and sextile Saturn in Sagittarius, 8 pm to midnight.

Jan 2: Moon in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn and opposite Uranus in Aries, 5 am to 11 am.

Jan 3: Mars into Scorpio, 7:33 am. Moon in Scorpio conjunct Mars and square Mercury, 11 am to 3 pm.

Jan 4: Moon in Scorpio sextile Sun and Pluto in Capricorn, 3 to 8 pm.

Jan 5: Mercury square Mars, 5 am, 1° Aquarius/Scorpio. Mercury Stationary Retrograde, 6:06 am, 1° Aquarius. Venus square Neptune, 7:34 am, 8° Sagittarius/Pisces. Moon in Scorpio sextile Jupiter in Virgo, 9 am to noon. SUN CONJUNCT PLUTO, 8:26 pm, 15° Capricorn.

Jan 6: Moon in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces, conjunct Venus and Saturn in Sagittarius, 1 to 3 pm.

Jan 7: SUN SQUARE URANUS, 5:22 am, 17° Capricorn/Aries. Moon trine Uranus, 7 to 8 am, Sagittarius/Aries. . Moon square Jupiter, 6 to 9 pm, Sagittarius/Virgo. Jupiter Stationary Retrograde, 9:40 pm, 23° Virgo.

Jan 8: Mercury retrograde back into Capricorn, 12:37 pm. VENUS CONJUNCT SATURN, 9:11 pm, Moon in Capricorn sextile Mars in Scorpio, noon to 2 pm and sextile Neptune in Pisces, 9 to 11 pm. Neptune activates Mercury/Pluto and Mercury/Uranus midpoints on Jan 8-9.

Jan 9: Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn and Square Uranus in Aries, 10 am to 3 pm. NEW MOON, 6:30 pm, 19° Capricorn.

Jan 10: Moon in Capricorn conjunct Mercury retrograde, 9 am to noon. Moon into Aquarius, 1:23 pm. Moon square Mars, 7 to 9 pm, Aquarius/Scorpio.

Jan 11: Moon in Aquarius sextile Saturn and Venus in Sagittarius, and sextile Uranus in Aries, 9 am to 7 pm.

Jan 12: VENUS TRINE URANUS, 4:11 am, 17° Sagittarius/Aries.

Jan 13: Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces and square Saturn in Sagittarius, 5 am to 3 pm. Sun trine Jupiter, 3:49 pm, 23° Capricorn/Virgo. Moon in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn, 6 to 8 pm, and square Venus in Sagittarius, 10 to midnight.

Jan 14: Sun conjunct mercury retrograde, 7:05 am, 23° Capricorn. Moon in Pisces opposite Jupiter in Virgo, and sextile Mercury and Sun in Capricorn, 7 to 11 am. MERCURY RX TRINE JUPITER, 7:15 pm, Capricorn/Virgo.

Jan 15: Moon trine Saturn, 4 to 6 pm, Aries/Sagittarius. Moon square Pluto and conjunct Uranus, 8 pm on Jan 15 to 1 am on Jan 16, Aries/Capricorn/Aries. Sun conjunct Saturn/Neptune midpoint.

Jan 16-17: Moon square Mercury retrograde, 6 to 9 am, Aries/Capricorn. Moon square Sun, 3 to 5 pm, Aries/Capricorn. Mercury retrograde activates Sun/Pluto and Sun/Uranus midpoints. Sun activates Mars/Pluto and Mars/Uranus midpoints. Moon in Taurus opposite Mars in Scorpio and sextile Neptune in Pisces, 10 am to 1 pm. VENUS SQUARE JUPITER, 10:10 pm, 23° Sagittarius/Virgo.

Jan 18: MARS TRINE NEPTUNE, 4:02 am, 8° Scorpio/Pisces. Moon in Taurus trine Mercury in Capricorn and trine Jupiter in Virgo, 6 am to 3 pm and trine Sun in Capricorn from 10 pm on Jan 18 to 1 am on Jan 19.

Jan 19: moon in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces (3 to 5 pm) and opposite Saturn in Sagittarius midnight to 2 am on Jan 20.

Jan 20: Sun into Aquarius, 8:28 am. Mercury retrograde square Uranus, 11:28 am, 17° Capricorn/Aries.

Jan 21: Moon in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces and trine Mars Scorpio, 7 pm to midnight. Saturn activates Mars/Uranus midpoint.

Jan 22: Mercury retrograde conjunct Pluto, 3:04 am, 16° Capricorn. Moon in Cancer opposite Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn and square Uranus in Aries, 9 am to 1 pm.

Jan 23: Venus into Capricorn, 1:32 pm. FULL MOON, 6:46 pm, 3° Leo. Uranus activates Mars/Jupiter midpoint.

Jan 24: Saturn activates Mars/Pluto midpoint. Moon in Leo square Mars in Scorpio, 8 to 10 am. Moon in Leo trine Saturn in Sagittarius, noon to 2 pm. Moon in Leo trine Uranus in Aries, 7 to 9 pm.

Jan 25: Mercury Sta Direct, 2:50 pm, 16° Capricorn. Moon void of course in Virgo all day until 8:46 pm.

Jan 26: Moon in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces, 11 am to 1 pm; Moon sextile Mars, 8 to 10 pm; Moon square Saturn, 10 pm to midnight.

Jan 27: Moon conjunct Jupiter, 4 to 6 pm, 23° Virgo.

Jan 28: Moon in Libra square Venus, 8 to 10 pm.

Jan 29: Moon in Libra square Mercury, square Pluto and opposite Uranus, 2 to 8 pm. Mercury conjunct Pluto, 10:52 pm, 16° Capricorn.

Jan 30: Venus sextile Neptune, 9:45 am, 8° Capricorn/Pisces.

Jan 31: Moon in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces and sextile Venus in Capricorn, 1 to 6 pm. Mercury square Uranus, 8:41 pm, 17° Capricorn/Aries. Saturn activates Sun/Uranus midpoint.

Times shown below are Mountain Time (Zone 7), either Standard or Daylight time, as appropriate. See pertinent astrological aspects for the month at the end of this Forecast.

 

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