Astro Update: January 2015

Astro Update: January 2015

Happy New Year! Change is in the air, as 2015 marks the final phase of the powerful Uranus/Pluto squares that have dominated the scene since 2012. This intense planetary influence has corresponded with much upheaval, politically, economically and personally.  And yet, the dramatic events that have unfolded over the past few years have shed light on underlying problems that truly needed attention. And sometimes, a tipping point for positive action does not occur until things get really, really hot! The same kind of astrological pattern was also present back in the 60’s, a time when social unrest was in high gear and many important issues regarding the women’s movement, inequality and racism erupted into full view. The changes in social awareness that will come out of this period won’t solve all human problems but will help us to continue to evolve, as the Aquarian Age marches on.

The final square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn occurs during March of 2015. This represents the turning of the tide and many more positive influences will roll in during this important year. 2015 is also the Year of the Green Sheep in Chinese astrology, which is considered a calming, peaceful and prosperous vibration. That should be helpful!

All 3 Mercury Retrograde cycles (January, May and September) will be in Air Signs this Year. This will have a strong connection to all things related to communication technology…so 2015 will be a year to really make sure you are keeping your computers and devices healthy!

Mercury will turn retrograde in Aquarius on January 21, 2015 but the influence will be felt soon after the New Year begins. Mercury will direct on February 11 but the influence will linger on through the rest of February. These cycles are not always favorable for starting new ventures, travel, new purchases (like cars or computers) and communication. Life goes on but if you have important plans to do new things, you might want to wait until the end of February to get started. This is also good advice when it comes to planning elective surgeries.

 

Horoscopes for January 2015

For all the Sun Signs: Starting the New Year with Mercury Retrograde coming in for a landing might seem a bit weird but remember, it is good for some things! You may have some interesting and significant encounters with people from the past. I always tell people, if an “ex” shows up during retrograde, it isn’t always a sign you should get back together! More often than not, it is some kind of cosmic review session, to take stock of previous relationship lessons. Sometimes, during Mercury Retrograde, we get insight about past issues and are able to get “closure” or tie up loose ends. It’s also a good time to research, plan and refine future plans. My best advice is to be patient, persistent, tenacious and tolerant. Hey, that’s always good advice, right?

There’s a Full Moon in Cancer on January 4, 2015 and a New Moon in Aquarius on January 20, 2015. The best weekend for weddings or party plans is January 16, 17 and 18.

 

Astro-Opportunity Days: January 1, 2, 5, 9, 16, 17, 23, 25, 29

 

Aries (March 21-April 19) If you are ready to bite the bullet and tackle the “big stuff” you will be setting the stage for some significant life changes. Put in the effort and don’t procrastinate. 2015 can be a revolutionary year for you.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) A new day is dawning and you are in a great position to move forward. You will benefit from opportunities to learn new things. This is a period that represents progress, growth and expansion. Residential moves are favored now as well.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) Time to assess your life and let go of anything that no longer fits. Address endings and prepare for new beginnings. Pay careful attention to money issues that are tied to others.

Cancer (June 21-July 21) The Full Moon in Cancer on January 4, 2015 will surely highlight many issues around your relationship life. Positive connections with others will help you to make plans for future financial growth.

Leo (July 23-August 22) In some ways, you might find that daily life and your work schedule require extra attention now. Nevertheless, relationships are highlighted, with positive vibes from Venus opening up your mind about new possibilities.

Virgo (August 23-September 22) Take advantage of earthy planetary forces lining up in your romance and creativity department! This should be a great time for single Virgos to put their best foot forward. This vibration could also help you in business if you are proactive.

Libra (September 23-October 22) Take care of business around the home and with family. Don’t get frustrated if there are a few problems to be solved there. This is a good time for love relationships to blossom, or possibly the start of a new romance.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21) Lots of new ideas are coming to you now. Consider waiting until late February to launch them. Saturn is no longer hanging around in your sign, so 2015 will represent a very different kind of progress for you, with more impetus to move forward with fewer obstructions.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) 2015 starts off on a somewhat serious note, as Saturn has entered your sign. Logic and practicality are not always your favorite modalities but can serve you well now. Pay close attention to finances and you’ll avoid any costly mistakes this month.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Happy Birthday Capricorn! The theme this year is transformation. Don’t be afraid to tackle “the big stuff.” This is a year you’ll be able to make major decisions that will clear the path for a very different life, if you are ready for it!

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) This is a great time to address all matters concerning healing, mental, emotional and physical. Have old patterns been holding you back? Dig deep and find pathways to help release outworn structures preventing your growth. And take advantage of Venus in your sign this month, which could help with all relationship matters.

Pisces (February 19-March 20) There is lots of energy coming from your social network. This can be friends or work colleagues and they’ll be a great benefit to you now. There are lots of possibilities for improvement and growth in the workplace.

 

 

Astro Update: July 2014

Astro Update: July 2014

The month begins with Mercury going direct (yippee) on July 1, 2014.Issues connected to communication, travel, computers, home remodels, machinery, cars, and new projects will be much more positive now. So, if you’ve been holding your breath about making new plans you can exhale now! Hold off for a few more days before buying new phones or computers, though…Give Mercury a chance to straighten out a bit more. 

As usual, I’d like to add a note of caution for July. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be a good astrologer. The Sun in Cancer will be opposing Pluto in Capricorn, and then squaring Uranus in Aries during the first days of the month. July 4 and July 8 will be key dates. This will “re-activate” the Grand Cardinal Cross, a controversial and volatile astrological influence that occurred in late April of 2014. Those of you who were on that wild roller-coaster ride around the last two weeks of April will remember it well, I imagine. 

Without being all doom and gloomy, suffice it to say that the beginning of July may have some drama associated with it. Power struggles are likely during this period, both on the personal level, and in the political arena. Oh, and the fact that the Sun/Pluto opposition is exact on July 4th makes it an auspicious and tense day for the Good Ole US of A, as that it her birthday. And a head’s up for Cancers born July 1-10. This will be a year of strong transformational energy for you!

There’s a Full Moon in Capricorn on July 12. Full Moons are a focal point for energy each month. With the Sun in Cancer and the Full Moon in Capricorn, the energy will be about the Yin/Yang polarity, responsibility, commitment, and family. This Full Moon sheds light on the balance, or lack thereof, between business life and personal life. Use the strong energy of the Full Moon to align yourself with your spiritual side, but remember to keep your feet on the ground!

There’s a New Moon in Leo on July 26, opening up a window for new thoughts and plans. New Moons are quiet, neutral, and potent times for inward reflection and preparation for future action. 

Astro-Opportunity Days: July 7, 8, 9, 16, 20, 25, 29 and 30. 

 Horoscopes for July 2014

For all the Sun Signs: Mercury direct will be a wonderful opportunity to get connected to your aspirations and ambitions. Some of the things that happened last month may have been frustrating. This is a great time to fix up anything that went haywire in June and put it behind you. Watery energy abounds with the Sun in Cancer, Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces. Take advantage of this unique vibe. Connect to your emotions. Share your feelings. Work with your psychic abilities. Connect to your dreams. All things “watery” are enhanced during this time period. Even being in or near water has a more powerful effect! So plan a trip to an ocean, lake, or river near you! This is also a fantastic time for art and creativity. 

Aries (March 21-April 19) Aries born in early April are probably wondering what the *&)(% as the Universe keeps demanding they break from their old patterns. All Rams will benefit now by taking time to bring more balance and harmony into the home and family department. 

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Taureans, particularly those of you born in early May, are learning powerful lessons about relationship. Don’t waste time with those who do not reciprocate. Pay attention to writing and communication now. Get to the point and avoid being scattered. Take care of car issues. 

Gemini (May 21-June 20) Venus, the Love Goddess, is in your sign! Single twins (oxymoron) should expect to get lucky! Your creativity will be high, so use it! On the more mundane front, take care of any loose ends pertaining to money. This includes any financial obligations you have with a partner. 

Cancer (June 21-July 21) Powerful forces are pushing you to change to change the way your present yourself to the world, and some of your most important relationships. Your life is transforming. Make a conscious effort to gain clarity about your top priorities. Fateful decisions now will open new roads to achievement and personal satisfaction. 

Leo (July 23-August 22) This is a good time to slow things down a little and regroup. Take care of your health and all matters of daily life. Jupiter will be in your sign soon enough, and you will want your wits about you. Many amazing things will be possible in the weeks to come. Conserve your energy. 

Virgo (August 23-September 22) This could be a highly fortuitous period for social interaction. Helpful people abound…so make sure you are making out their connecting to them. You may feel some nervous energy around finances. Just keep putting energy into progress there, and things will improve. 

Libra (September 23-October 22) Your outer world beckons now. Put energy into career goals. Let people see you are and what you are capable of. Don’t be lazy. Now is the time to stretch your wings. Don’t cling to old goals that haven’t materialized. Concentrate on the NEW. 

Scorpio (October 23-Novemeber 21) Saturn in Scorpio has probably become your BFF by now.  And that’s a good thing. You should have the energy and patience to remove obstacles and forge ahead. This month could be both pleasant and productive. 

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) Finish up old business and get ready to truly put the past behind you. It’s time. Sagittarians me be wondering about relationships, both business and personal, that are not quite tangible. My advice: connect with those whose interest in you is obvious. 

Capricorn (December 22-January 19) The challenge this month: how to make yourself happy, and please others at the same time. Frankly, if you are having anxiety about committing to things or people, it’s probably your “gut” telling to take a step backwards. 

Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Sometimes you just have to attend to the business at hand. If things aren’t flowing in your personal world, health, and your home environment,  it will affect your outer world eventually. Find your inner balance. 

Pisces (February 19-March 20) Use your inspiration and creative energy to manifest your own needs. Sounds simple, right? But if you are not being clear about your true needs and priorities, suddenly, it becomes impossible. Eyes wide open!