Thursday, July 03, 2014

July 2014 Horoscopes

Here's my horoscopes for July! Its all change with Jupiter, planet of expansion and opportunity changing signs from Cancer to Leo, and staying there for the next year. Find out below what that might mean for you (and there's more on the Jupiter change to come).

Aries
21st March – 20th April
Up to midmonth there’s news and communication of interest and time spent feeling more settled about home and family matters. There’s also a sense both of completion and renewal when it comes to long-term plans and ambitions. Then from the 16th lucky planet Jupiter moves into your creativity and entertainment chart for the next year. It means endless opportunities for fun and good times ahead, along with new creative projects and romance as it’s about anything that moves your heart and soul to expression. There’s a stunning new moon on the 26th with events at that time that echo and emphasise all this.

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
While there may be conflicting interests and maybe a few emotional lows to balance the highs, there’s still an outstanding astrological indicator of fabulous times in store in the shape of Jupiter, planet of positive expansion, who begins a year long journey through your home and family chart from the 16th. Last time was around 12 years ago, so think back to what you went through then and how it all contributed to a more positive home and family experience today. An impressive new moon links up to Jupiter on the 26th, and is about a new vision relating to your home comforts and comfort zones.

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
Jupiter is about good fortune, positivity and expansion and from the 16th it’s moving into your communication, news and information chart for a whole year. It’s a mega sign of opportunity and forward movement that can fill you with faith about your chosen path, your chosen partner, and your close relationships, and what happens around the 26th might give you a taster of this. July is also about sorting finances (especially first week and 22nd), romance (especially 12th), and work and career (final week). A change of mind sits well with the mood of the month so don’t be afraid go with the flow of unexpected updates to events.

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
The sun is in your sign till the 22nd, which is a solid indication you’re ready to shine and meet the world on your wavelength (especially around the 9th). You might not feel like shining at times (maybe 4th, 12th, 22nd and 28th) as you are in the mood to clear old clutter and finish unfinished business whatever it takes, but it’s there, and this is emphasised by positive planet Jupiter moving into your finance and resources chart for the next year, from the 16th. Events around new moon time on the 26th might give you a glimpse of the sense of expansion and increase ahead that comes with Jupiter’s presence.

Leo
22nd July – 23rd August
What an inspiring month for Leo! The sun sparkles into your sign from the 22nd giving you a big creative boost, but bigger news is the arrival of Jupiter in your sign for the next year from the 16th. Jupiter indicates expansion, opportunity, renewed faith and self-confidence, and was last here 2002/3; so think back to then to see what good stuff got going. There’s a glorious new moon next to Jupiter in your sign on the 26th, indicating positive events that require faith and belief in your worthiness to receive; it’s all about accepting or allowing (not forcing) your abundance in.

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
There’s a turning point for career and ambition at the beginning of the month, when movement forward gets you looking forward again. Friendship and fun feels deep and meaningful (especially 4th, 12th, 22nd, 28th), and there’s an emphasis on communication midmonth when limits lift and things go your way. Adventurous planet Jupiter moves into the most spiritual part of your chart from the 16th for the next year, which indicates important experiences in store that nourish and nurture the very heart of who you are. Look to events around the 26th for a sense of this; if it’s positive and a good opportunity, that’s Jupiter.

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
Mars has been in your sign since last December, much longer than usual, which has meant more focused action and motivation (and passion, around the 12th) though sometimes also a feeling that if you didn’t do it yourself then nothing would happen. This month, Mars is moving on, indicating a change in this respect; also emphasised by positive and confident Jupiter moving into your friendship chart from the 16th (for the next year), suggesting there’s now more appreciative support for your dreams and desires, along with helpful opportunities and lucky breaks. Events around new moon time on the 26th might be giving you a taste of this.

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
Jupiter’s placing in your chart over the past year has indicated increased faith and confidence in yourself and the world in general, and there’s also been self-development, education and travel that has broadened your horizons and nurtured your adventurous spirit. From the 16th Jupiter is moving into your career and status chart for the next year. It indicates positive expansion and opportunity in this area of your life; profile-raising and recognition too, so it’s getting the credit you feel you deserve. What happens around the new moon on the 26th is all about this.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
It’s a momentous month for Sagittarius; from midmonth and for the next year, your ruling planet Jupiter (planet of positivity and opportunity) moves into the area of your chart linked to travel, education, and basically anything that stirs your sense of adventure. Jupiter here encourages positive expectations and beliefs that help not hinder your chosen path and purpose. It gives a strong sense of direction and the ability to keep the faith when circumstances get tough, which means it’s easier to stick with new plans and projects despite competition or opposition. A magnificent new moon on the 26th ushers in this new era with events that validate and support all this

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
So much revolves around partnership, contracts and agreements this month. It might be emotionally intense at times (maybe 4th, 12th, 22nd or 28th) yet also productive; as there’s the finishing up of some unfinished business, and a sense of renewal or rebirth in key relationships. From the 16th and for the next year, positive planet Jupiter indicates good opportunities and expansion linked to shared resources and deep, meaningful connections, so let go of your inner control freak and resist getting caught in power trips or messy dynamics, as the unknown might hold a treasure you’ve been looking for. Events around new moon time on the 26th underlines this.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
This time last year you wouldn’t have thought you could have fit in all the expansion and developments that your daily schedule has come up with, especially in the past 6 or 7 months, but somehow you manage and even enjoy it. From the 16th and for a whole year, that same sense of positive expansion is now reaching certain relationships, contracts and agreements. It’s a time of opportunity and recognition in those areas of your life, so get ready for developments (maybe starting with the new moon on the 26th?). Before that, there’s an adventure or two to appreciate, around and about the 12th.

Pisces
19th February – 20th March
Positive planet Jupiter has been in the most heart-shaped, heart-felt area of your chart for the past year, which symbolises how you’ve been in the mood to let the good times roll and to appreciate life’s sweetness when and where it presents itself. From the 16th and for the next year, Jupiter offers expansion and development to your daily life, work schedule and health and fitness routine. Jupiter represents that faith-filled inner gut feeling that drowns self-doubt, so choose its confidence and believe in what the feeling of wellbeing can open you to in life (Maybe events around new moon time on the 26th will give you a sense of this).

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Full Moon in Sagittarius, 13th June 2014...

... this full moon is on Friday 13th June at 5.11am, UK time.

And what's it all about? well firstly, my perspective is that Friday 13th is just another day astrologically, it's not lucky or unlucky, so don't be put off by that date!
Next, a full moon is always a beautiful symbol of culmination or fulfilment; it indicates contentment and satisfaction relating to a finish line or completion of certain situations.... also it can indicate movement where there is inertia/stuckness, and a turning point where there is the call for new direction. 

Sagittarius is all about direction, and chosen paths, whether these are literal journeys or paths of belief and faith. This moon in Sagittarius is full of faith and promise about the road ahead. The challenge is to keep the faith when it comes to new opportunities and especially when it comes to opportunities to feel and express self confidence and self worth.

The writing below, by the wonderful Anita Moorjani, gets the moon in Sagittarius message across perfectly.... Sagittarius is the sign that enjoys learning and expanding through life experience more than books (although very at home in a classroom as it's about expansion and growth); so who better than Anita Moorjani's words of wisdom to fit the mood of the moon, and to offer authentic quality guidance on how to deal with what life throws us at this time (or any time!)
Happy full moon,
Namaste
Barbara

"I understood that true joy and happiness could only be found by loving myself, going inward, following my heart, and doing what brought me joy. I discovered that when my life seems directionless and I feel lost (which still happens to me frequently), what it really means is that I’ve lost my sense of self. I’m not connected with who I truly am and what I’ve come here to be. This has tended to happen when I stop listening to my own internal voice and give my power away to external sources, such as TV commercials, newspapers, big drug companies, my peers, cultural and societal beliefs, and the like.
 
Previously when I felt lost, one of the first things I did was to search outside for answers. I looked to books, teachers, and gurus, in the hope that they’d provide me with the ever-elusive solution. That’s exactly what I did when I was first diagnosed with cancer. But I only ended up feeling even more adrift because I was giving my own power away again and again.
 
I FOUND THAT HAVING AN INSIDE-OUT VIEW MEANS being able to fully trust my inner guidance. It’s as though what I feel has an impact on my entire universe. In other words, because I’m at the center of my cosmic web, the Whole is affected by me. So as far as I’m concerned, if I’m happy, the universe is happy. If I love myself, everyone else will love me. If I’m at peace, all of creation is peaceful, and so on.
 
If things seemed challenging, instead of trying to change them physically (which is what I did pre-NDE), I began checking in with my internal world. If I’m stressed, anxious, unhappy, or something similar, I go inward and tend to that first. I sit with myself, walk in nature, or listen to music until I get to a centered place where I feel calm and collected. I noticed that when I do so, my external world also changes, and many of the obstacles just fall away without my actually doing anything.
 
What I mean by being “centered” is experiencing being at the center of my cosmic web, being aware of my position. This is really the only place any of us ever are, and it’s important to feel our centrality at the core of it.
 
But from time to time, I would forget my central place in the cosmos. I got caught up in all the dramas, contradictions, angst, and pain of the physical world and couldn’t see myself as one of the expanded, magnificent, infinite beings we all truly are.
 
Luckily, I realized at those times that we never really become disconnected from the center. Rather, we temporarily lose sight of it and don’t feel the sense of peace and joy that comes from it. We get caught up in the illusion of separation and can’t see that happiness and sadness go hand in hand—like light and dark, yin and yang. Our sense of disconnection is simply part of the illusion of duality that makes it difficult to see oneness forming out of perceived separation. But getting centered means seeing through this and once again feeling our infinite place at the center of it all . . . at the center of oneness.
 
I still had the visceral knowledge that we’re all one with the universe. Therefore, I knew that even while I’m in my physical body, whether I’m aware of it or not, I am at the center of the great cosmic web that is the universe! This is the same as realizing my magnificence and my connection to the Infinite." ~ Anita Moorjani, from Dying To Be Me

Monday, June 02, 2014

June 2014 Horoscopes

We are racing through the year yet again! June already! Here's the horoscopes for this month, hope you enjoy :)


Aries
21st March – 20th April
The year has moved forward in fits and starts; sometimes your motivation was strong, sometimes not, sometimes it felt better to stop and wait a while, sometimes to retreat. It was all a bit unpredictable, which matched your restless mood. January and April were key months in this, and whatever happened at that time is somehow relevant again during June, only now you’re finally moving beyond any sticking points in your own mind or in outer circumstances (especially 13th and 25th). Certainly as far as relationships go, it’s clear that while there’s no more going back, there’s more freedom to feel more at home (especially from the 27th).

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
Venus, planet of wealth and worth is your planet, and it continues its home visit to your sign till the 23rd. This indicates increased focus on relationships, whether business or pleasure, including the relationship you have with yourself; ownership, values and attraction are your interest now, especially around the 9th and 18th, and also under the financially focused full moon on the 13th that calls powerfully for you to respond to any circumstance with self-approval and self-appreciation. Second half of June is about pushing forward with (rather than pushing aside) certain intuitions or gut feelings you’ve had this year. It’s time to go with the flow on all that.

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
The sun is in your sign till the 21st, followed by harmony-seeking Venus from 23rd, so the world feels more on your wavelength, while confidence, creativity and clarity all get a boost. Your ruling planet Mercury is retrograde from the 7th, which traditionally is the time when computers, communication and schedules get scrambled or delayed; maybe this is most likely around 17th or 25th but there’s method to the madness of changes in timing or direction so relax into any twists and turns. Also, a full moon on the 13th focuses on fulfilling relationships, while a new moon on the 27th connects to new income and resources.

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
There have been times this year (January and April specifically) where you’ve felt unsettled about long-term goals and plans, with unpredictable and unexpected events to contend with (especially relating to home and family), and you felt the need for more freedom within long-term commitments. Up to now it hasn’t been resolved in a satisfying way but maybe events during June hit the spot for you. From the 7th you notice you’re looking at things differently, which makes all the difference when the unsettled feelings re-emerge (maybe midmonth, most likely final week), and the beautiful new moon in your sign on the 27th symbolises renewed faith and confidence in your future.

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
It’s a busy, fun and social first start to June, with focus on friendships, groups and gatherings, and reconnections to familiar places and faces you haven’t seen for a while. The full moon on the 13th emphasises all this and encourages your adventurous spirit out to play. After the 21st you’re ready to slow the pace somewhat and take some quiet time to yourself, with a new moon on the 27th all about finding solace in your favourite comfort zone, but there’s still plenty to dive into as this is also the time that certain communication suddenly moves forward in a way you’ve been waiting for, all year in some cases.

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
Mercury is retrograde from the 7th (appearing to move backwards). It means a change of mind or approach might be needed, especially linked to friendships, groups and gatherings, and from midmonth a re-think regarding career or long-term plans and ambition. Sounds like a lot to think about in one month, but really there’s been a long build-up to all this that makes it the next logical step to crack on with. Links to January and April this year are also relevant around the 17th, and as far as relationships or contracts go, there are beautiful new beginnings from the new moon on the 27th, with important links to the past. 

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
From the 7th the urge to return to education or to broaden horizons is strong (maybe career linked?) especially around the 21st when planet Venus moves to the travel and expansion area of your chart. Midmonth, particularly during the full moon of the 13th, your buttons are being pressed big style (maybe connecting to January and April somehow?) but resist blaming others (or yourself) as defensiveness and denial only keeps you tethered to a negative spot. By the final week of June you understand that balance is never achieved by focusing on imbalance, and that’s the kind of invaluable wisdom you just can’t learn in any class.  

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
Certain changes you’ve wanted to make this year stalled for quite some time, leading to frustration and guilt about not pushing things hard enough. But let the self-disapproval go (especially midmonth, and particularly full moon time around the 13th), and let this month show you how things really move only when the time’s right. Maybe it’s a case of third time lucky now, linking back to January and April somehow; maybe you will see the same old obstacles stack up, but now you move easily beyond them after applying what you learned in past months during delays. The lesson is that no time is ever wasted.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
An adventure-loving full moon in your sign on the 13th shakes your restless spirit into action, and there’s a return journey in store this month; maybe to the right time and place to finish unfinished business, or perhaps you or a partner backtracks on recent decisions (it’s likely temporary and can be beneficial). Circumstances linking back to January and April might also be significant (especially around the 17th and 25th), while both business and love benefit from wealth and worth planet Venus moving from the 23rd. Finally, a new moon on the 27th indicates new experiences requiring trust and intimacy that feel like home sweet home.

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
Trying to get the balance right on work life versus home life is just one of the recurring issues this year (particularly January and April). It’s been difficult to plan or look long-term at many areas at times, either down to circumstances or because you wanted a very different path that wasn’t moving forward as you’d like. Those issues might surface again this month, but this time more productively. Key relationships figure highly in this, notice the change of mind or direction in partnerships from the 7th, and feel your faith restored in others under the new moon on the 27th.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
Deep and perceptive insights about life, love and the universe have flowed easily though wordlessly to you for a long time now; meaning certain ideas that often unpredictably pop to your mind haven’t been that easy for you to describe or express to others with the fullness you first received them. And because Aquarius believes it’s all better out than in, this led you to doubt their relevance at times. June is about progress on this, and even though it might feel annoying or deja-vu when the same old situations show up again (maybe related to January or April?), this time you aren’t lost for words when it matters most to you (13th, 17th and 25th in particular).


Pisces
19th February – 20th March
Family reunions, nostalgia, or old home comforts might be in store from the 7th. Venus also moves into your family and home chart from the 23rd, indicating harmony, balance and bridge-building are priorities this month, with maybe a bit of a restyle or redecoration for you home too. Whatever was left unfinished from January or April time looks likely to get the go ahead this month and be prepared to sail through any previous sticking points, especially midmonth and around the 25th. The new moon in your creativity chart on the 27th is fabulous for fun, entertainment and general good times. Pick a project and put your heart and soul into it.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

May 2014 Horoscopes

A bit late posting, but here are May horoscopes at last :)


Aries
21st March – 20th April
Venus, planet of love and money, is in your sign from the 3rd, so love rivals don’t stand a chance against your competitive edge, and financial goals are fun for the challenge. Midmonth is the most interesting time for this, especially if you let go of needing to stay in control of everything. You feel a new sense of freedom from the 15th, followed by a highly significant turning point around the 20th, when your ruler Mars moves forward again for the first time since March. Many situations might start to run smoothly from then; enhanced by the mega-supportive atmosphere of the final week.

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
The pressures and stresses of last month will keep lessening as May unfolds. Your ruler Venus enters the most secluded part of your chart from the 3rd, which suggests sleep, meditation and alone time will feel pretty attractive to you right now, though there’s a seriously potent full moon in your relationship chart on the 14th, indicating change and completion, and that is maybe enough to lose some sleep over. Whether it’s a high buzz of excitement or a low brooding mood, it’s uncertainty of the unknown behind it, but that’s something you are increasingly adapting to, particularly by the final week of May.

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
Attention has been squarely on money, resources, friendship and fun for some time now. Maybe you felt the strain of being pulled in those different directions, or maybe problems in those areas were more stubborn than they could have been, but whatever, this month sees a gradual release of tension or stuckness. Your ruler Mercury is in your sign from the 7th, followed by the sun on the 21st, indicating a fresh clarity and sense of stability regarding current circumstances. Friendships are undergoing powerful change midmonth, and an imaginative new moon on the 28th is all about a new you.

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
There have been some stress and challenges over recent weeks that have felt immovable or unrelenting, yet there are clear signs of a smoother road ahead this month. That said, there’s a powerful full moon on the 14th, which suggests tension linked to certain career or relationship plans so make your goal harmony and co-operation. There’s significant movement forward on a home and family matter from the 20th (maybe related to events in March), and the final week (especially 24th) is about a super supportive environment around you that makes you feel more and more confident about your current direction and purpose.

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
Like last month, you’re focused firmly on the future but the difference is what seemed depressingly stuck is becoming flexible. Therefore a positive outlook is required despite any lingering perceived limitations so maybe this is easier after a midmonth full moon that challenges comfort zones and broadens horizons. This especially links to career and travel plans, but includes any deeply held desire that secretly occupies the spotlight of your imagination. There’s a big turning point in communication from the 20th (links back to early March somehow); and then there’s a fabulous final week with an easier, more supportive environment to nurture future plans (especially 31st).

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
Recently it hasn’t been easy to get the ball rolling on anything, which though frustrating provided a sort of stability just from lack of movement. But May is giving way to much firmer foundations of faith hope and clarity, so release thoughts of being held back by circumstances and welcome a new sense of freedom. Maybe midmonth will be a turning point in this, when you heed the call to trust the process, then from the 20th you’re finally ready to move forward regarding finance and resources (this links back to early March). Final week flows with solid, supportive communication that heals rifts and mends hearts.

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
Mars, planet of action and drive, has been retrograde (appearing to move backwards) in your sign since early March. This can mean temporary slowdowns or delays in situations, also reduced desire or motivation, even tiredness and fatigue, but consider that time to have been an incubation period for your now emerging self, and as time and energy well spent. From the 20th Mars moves forward again, and before that there’s a clarifying full moon on the 14th about security and self-worth in both love and money. Then momentum builds magnificently for the rest of May, suggesting there’s expansion and opportunity where and when you need it most.

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
The last few weeks have been tough; keeping up with the changes that haven’t come quick enough, and the changes you didn’t expect or ask for. This kind of pattern is set to dissipate through May, especially the final week, when a magnificent planet line-up restores your faith in humanity and rewards faith in yourself. But before that there’s a full moon on the 14th, all about not being hard on yourself for anything, and about giving your nearest and dearest a break too; maybe it was all the stress and pressure of recent months that made you see things more limited and restricted than needed.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
The tension of being pulled in many directions has been something you’ve had to get used to in recent weeks. Things feel progressively more relaxed this month, even with a rather full on full moon on the 14th, as there’s plenty of support  to relieve pressure, and it’s also a productive time, which means fun and interest for you; especially from the 20th when situations that have been slow since March begin to gain momentum. There’s new or renewed love and partnership symbolised by the new moon on 28th, but choose either scepticism or faith; you can’t pendulum swing between the two without missing what’s important to see right now.

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
There’s more of an emphasis on moving forward instead of just adjusting to the sticking points of recent weeks. Midmonth might still be a bit sticky, as an intense full moon puts any situation under a magnifying glass that you’ve got your attention on, so make sure your attention is on what you want, not what you don’t want. From the 20th career and long-term plans and ambitions gain momentum for the first time since March, and then a really beautiful pattern of planets align; suggesting strength, stability, ease, comfort and harmony in partnerships, friendships and communication.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
Though recent months was about challenge, tension and pressure that you thought you could do without, as the energy now begins to relax and flow forward again, you might miss the intense concentration and focus it all stimulated in you. Also, having to dig deep and find more of yourself to give to a situation has been satisfying and empowering, so make the most of the times this month (especially full moon on the 14th), when the opportunity arises again for such powerful growth and self-confidence to occur. A particularly easy flow and harmony in ambition, resources and employment is another powerful and consistent experience for May.


Pisces
19th February – 20th March
Certain situations are beginning to shake loose and move forward during May, which is a welcome relief after weeks, even months of being slow, stuck or delayed. Other situations still require acceptance and your understanding; meaning if it appears broken, make peace with the break or it will never mend. There’s a big focus on family and home this month, especially under the new moon of new beginnings on the 28th, and there’s a quite beautiful line-up of planets that speak of good support and organisation where you need it most, including travel, education and matters of the heart.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

April 2014 Horoscopes

April 2014 is a mega month astrologically. Two eclipses and a rare, potent planet line-up means it's a meaty kind of month that can bring out the best in you, as well as some lasting change and expansion in your life. So don't miss out; stay present, stay positive, and watch how the universe can deliver despite any challenge.

Aries
There’s a slow, steady build-up for this month’s unusually powerful planet pattern on the 21st. The tension is tangible in certain situations, and the key is acceptance of yourself and others. It’s hard not to react negatively (especially when they deserve it), but now more than ever, that’s what’s required (also especially 7th, 8th, 15th and 16th). That said, April is a positively pivotal month, right from the first week when things move forward in new and unexpected ways. Relationships, contracts and agreements also have significant, long-term developments, highlighting the themes of balance and equilibrium playing out in different ways now for you.

Taurus
The eclipse in your sign on the 29th is like a welcome light at the end of the tunnel; nice after taking things on faith, to feel rays of clarity and understanding. That is the power of a new moon eclipse in your sign. Before though there’s the tunnel to traverse, where it might feel like circumstances are presenting you with limited options but remember it’s not just what you are receiving, it’s how you respond that makes all the difference to where you go from here. Tension and pressures might mount up by the 21st, when a mega powerful planet pattern finally clicks into place bringing things to a head. This is when keeping the faith really matters.

Gemini
The planets are building to an unusually intense formation by the 21st, symbolizing how you’ve felt pulled in different directions for some time, and also how badly you want harmony in all the different directions, not just some. Perhaps the planet message is that it’s possible for you to have it all, and that the universe is planning it that way, but to have faith in the transformation by accepting each stage of the journey even/especially before reaching your destination. It’s important to not lose yourself in your thoughts this month; stay present even through stormy situations and they clear much faster. Minimize analysis and breathe from the heart.

Cancer
The full moon eclipse on the 15th focuses on home and family situations, as well as future plans and ambitions. Eclipses magnify whatever emotions matters most to you, and keeps it all relevant for weeks or months to come, so as tension and pressure peaks in many situations during April (around 21st), after weeks or months of build-up, it’s important to keep heart and mind open to the best outcome. There’s so much that can’t be controlled during April, except your attitude, toward yourself and to others around you. Make an effort to stay on the positive side of what’s happening and the rewards are huge.

Leo
April will bring (amongst other things) much clarity and definition about the future. The solar eclipse on the 29th symbolizes a whole new launch-pad coming into place for new plans and ambitions, especially for steps up the career ladder, public profile and reputation raising. The full moon eclipse on the 15th is big for broadening horizons, whether through travel or education; while the main momentum of the month revolves around the 21st, and the high impact planet line-up that clicks slowly into place at that time. Exactly how it will play out is unpredictable, but change and transformation of some sort is inevitable.

Virgo
There’s another long-term line-up of planets active for April, suggesting deep and meaningful experiences dominate the month. Last time was November, so look back to what happened then as it’s now the next chapter. For example, more than one sticky or slow situation might be coming to a head; anything that has been on the backburner, at deadlock or stalemate is being pushed to breaking or breakthrough point by around the 21st, but especially during the final week. Change and transformation is usually out of our comfort zone, something we choose to avoid, yet this is likely to feel a big relief, as mounting tensions and pressures will lessen with the move.

Libra
The importance of justice being served (at last!), as well as themes of causes and effects, consequences of actions, balance and rebalancing are everywhere in situations, especially in key areas of your life like partnerships and home-life. A full moon eclipse in your sign on the 15th is about looking long-term and developing plans regarding all this; maybe some inspired action is called for, or maybe not just now as there’s plenty of time and space coming to make the move the right one. The 21st is the culmination of a long slow connection between important planets in your chart. Tension abounds, but you can choose your mood and your response. Stay soft-hearted as it’s where true strength really lies.

Scorpio
Another step in your personal makeover is revealed over the coming weeks. It’s been going on in stages since summer 2012, and as Scorpio is an all or nothing kind of sign, it’s been about a total transformation of you and your lifestyle. While it often feels like the big stuff is out of your control (especially during the unusually strong planet line-up around the 21st), looking back over the past couple of years you can see how even the big stuff was working for your transformation, not against it. So the message for all this month (but most especially the final week) is trust the process.

Sagittarius
It’s been quite an intense journey already into 2014, and it’s not going to lessen for April. In fact your ruler Jupiter is involved in one of the most powerful planet patterns for a very long time; it’s so powerful that even though the planets align on the 21st, chances are you will be feeling the onset all month. The symptoms are a tangible tension and pressure in situations, with unexpected twists and turns to events, and both highs and lows that feel like deep and meaningful learning curves. Don’t waste a second of this fabulous potential for change and transformation (especially during the final week of the month), dive in and embrace your fate with faith.

Capricorn
The desire for change in key areas of your life is building in intensity all month, symbolized by a mega-powerful pattern of planets that slowly connect around your chart by the 21st. There are pressure points in important relationships, in home and family connections, and in links to career or future plans (especially midmonth), and the tension builder is in the urge to act toward certain changes, yet finding circumstances aren’t accommodating. Timing is something that Capricorn is fabulous at, so trust the timing rather than pushing things too hard into place. It’s happening for sure, just not always to your schedule.

Aquarius
Lovely new beginnings linked to home and family are symbolized by the long-term looking new moon eclipse on the 29th, but before that there’s plenty to get prepared for as this is likely to be the kind of month that you look back on with admiration for how you handled the demands and pressures, and how you sorted through the competing priorities to make space for what matters most to you. Events just keep on having that deep, meaningful, unexpected or revolutionary quality to them; maybe culminating by the 21st when the planets connect in rare formation with powerful long-term effects. Love and let live is the mantra of this revolution.

Pisces
With the strong, long-term focus of two eclipses (15th and 29th), and the most powerful pattern of planets there’s been in a very long time (culminating around the 21st), April is indeed a month to be reckoned with. But Venus moves into your sign from the 5th, so don’t underestimate the power of your fuzzy warm-heartedness and rose tinted glasses this month, as no matter how potent you perceive any opposition, it’s harmony and bridge building rather than pushy or sharp action that will stand the real test of time. So fear no challenge that April can throw at you, just imagine a better solution and don’t take your eyes from that prize.

Monday, March 03, 2014

March 2014 Horoscopes

Aries
21st March – 20th April
From the 1st, and until May, planet Mars retrogrades (appears to move backwards) under a powerful, reflective and healing new moon, suggesting that for you there’s now big turning points in relationships, agreements and contracts, born from your strong urge for changes. Remember that changes of approach or direction can be exactly what’s needed to refresh your perspective and open you up to places you were struggling to find; though this might be hardest to believe on the 17th when there’s pressure and tension about, and easiest into the final week, especially under an exceptionally dynamic new moon of new beginnings, on the 30th. 

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
It’s a month of makeovers, restructuring and reorganisation in key areas of your life, especially career and work environment, but also relationships, contracts and agreements. There’s also a renewed focus on health so perhaps a return to a discarded fitness plan or a health review is coming up. You are profile raising too as your public image becomes more important to you, and communication in general moves forward for the first time in months. The pushy and unpredictable new moon on the 30th can sweep clean old clutter in an instant so don’t take anything for granted or what’s being neglected will go too.

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
It’s easy to see and feel things are moving forward for you again this month, especially when it comes to relationships and agreements, so in certain areas you begin a period of re-assessing your priorities and reconnecting with what really matters to you. An important new moon on the 1st reinforces this, suggesting long-term plans and commitments are becoming more defined through your assessment process. Friendships, group involvement and social gatherings are all highly starred for March; there’s a theme of things starting up again, a return to old haunts, or important reunions. Basically, where there’s fun there are meaningful encounters.

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
There’s a very healing new moon on March 1st that suggests new horizons, literally or intellectually, are coming up that answer longstanding questions. There’s a sense of moving forward again, for the first time since late last year, and there’s also a turning point in a home and family situation now too as things are happening from now until May that move you (maybe literally) in different directions in that area of your life. From the 20th Career, status and long-term plans have got your attention, and very much so around the 30th, when a powerful new moon with revolution on its mind inspires you to take a stand for what you want.

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
Going with the flow is a good idea for March, especially during a tender and loving new moon on the 1st, which brings bright ideas and expansion to situations involving shared resources, and a new sense of trust and intimacy in relationships. You are in the mood to sort out home and family matters, and heck, even the whole neighbourhood if they need it too. Communication and education are hugely important till May, and travel too; especially around a particularly powerful new moon on the 30th, when broadening your horizons has never felt so freeing, or so revealing.

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
You are making progress with problem-solving right from the start, and as this is the month for new beginnings in relationships, this might be the month to meet a match. Finance and resources, and also contracts and agreements, are in the spotlight till May; related to this is an important turning point, a need to reach a balance, and a brand new start of some sort, all before March ends. The annual full moon in your sign on the 16th magnifies your emotions on all this; it’s a bit like giving yourself a second chance at some New Year resolutions (pick any year). 

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
This is a significant month for Libra. On the 1st, under a health and healing focused new moon, your relationship planet Mars retrogrades (appear to move backwards) in your sign, until May. This suggests an important period of re-balancing and re-orientating yourself when it comes to key partnerships, contracts and agreements. Added to this, there’s a power-packed relationship-themed new moon on the 30th which indicates new choices and paths emerging, and that you’re in the mood to fight for freedom and fairness wherever you see imbalance; the success of which requires you to begin with the most important relationship of all: the one you have with yourself.

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
Your most creative side is in full flow as March starts, and the planets support any venture you sincerely have your heart set on. This includes adventures that broaden your intellectual and physical horizons, as any delays or obstacles in that area have recently been lifted, and the only limitations you now encounter are self-imposed via self-doubt or confidence issues. Working through these issues can take time, so allow for that, but all reviews and assessments will help sort your priorities, and help bring you the clarity and confidence of renewed and refocused intention. The new moon on the 30th is a powerful symbol of this process underway.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
From the 6th there’s a turning point, as your ruling planet Jupiter moves forwards for the first time since November. It symbolises improved clarity about relationships and emotional attachments, while trust and intimacy deepens and you feel more open and relaxed when it comes to shared resources. Your friendships and group involvement also reach a turning point at that time too, as until May you are reviewing your priorities, and also reactivating old contacts that will one day move you forward on new projects with links to the past. An utterly dynamic new moon on the 30th pushes you firmly in the right direction on this.

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
Some situations are suddenly moving forward with ease while others seem to suddenly be taking backward steps. The message is to trust the timing; relax and go with your changes of mind and others changes of direction, especially regarding communication at the start of the month. There’s a turnaround in a relationship or agreement that feels positive, and from now until May you’re reviewing and restructuring long-term plans, especially linking to career, as well as home and family matters. Also, a spirited new moon on the 30th feels full of enterprising solutions and dynamic new beginnings, especially linked to home and family.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
Some situations are moving forward, while some are stalling or in reverse. Maybe it’s a lesson in stepping back and going with the flow, even if it’s a disorganised kind of flow; but once Venus moves into your sign on the 5th it’s going to feel a lot sweeter managing any direction or turning point. The full moon on the 17th emphasises this, and also indicates more communication and clarity coming your way, particularly if you’re returning to plans involving travel or education (or both). Final week (especially new moon on 30th) is just amazing for all communication; it’s fast and furious, where past meets present for courageous new beginnings.


Pisces
19th February – 20th March
There’s a really special new moon in your sign on the 1st. It has a strong theme of healing, and as ever with Pisces, there’s a little magic and a few miracles there too. It takes faith and belief to activate all this, and you have access to that in abundance, especially from the 6th when lucky Jupiter moves you forward for the first time since November when it comes to matters of the heart, and (therefore) all your creative projects. Relationships are coming back into balance, as are shared finances, then a truly dynamic pattern of planets at the end of the month indicates a bold and brave investment.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Jonathan Cook on Brand versus Snow

I really love what Jonathan Cook has to say about the recent interview clash between Russell Brand and Jon Snow. Brand is certainly fit for the job of wordy Olympic athlete in dialogue and debate given his Gemini Sun and Aries moon.
It also reminds me of what goes on with the sceptic versus the spiritually orientated, when the mainstream science-minded smugness assumes the only stable and 'sensible' reality is their own and the ones who include spirit realms as a day to day common-sense reality must be a charlatan or in denial of the truth and holding delusions that should be apologised for. I love that Russell Brand won't be shamed by the old order....



Cook writes:
"The lessons of Russell Brand’s TV clash 15 February 2014 .............Russell Brand is back, with another incredible performance – and that is what it has to be, given the paradigm of debate he is forced into. This 15-minute interview with Ch4′s Jon Snow starts slowly, focusing on Brand’s efforts to change Britain’s primitive drugs laws. But it rapidly widens out into a fascinating ideological clash between the old order and the new. Again, the old order wants to discredit his argument that we should not legitimise our corrupt political systems by voting for them. The most interesting thing about these confrontations is watching Brand’s skilful manoeuvring as he refuses to allow himself to be intellectually sidetracked or cornered. It’s like watching an Olympic athlete. He has to use every skill in his considerable emotional and intellectual armoury: humour, matiness, intelligence, quick-wittedness, compassion, muted anger. So few of us have quite such a complete range of talents. This looks like hard work even for Brand. The reason is not that Snow is intellectually superior or has the better arguments; it is simply an illustration of power. Snow is representing the elite consensus, the version of reality that we are presented with day in, day out by the corporate media. Snow does not have to make his case, because his case is assumed to be the rational, sensible one. He can simply concentrate on various lines of attack. Brand, on the other hand, has both to turn complex, rarely expressed, non-intuitive arguments into soundbites and to ward off Snow’s attempts to discredit him at the same time. That is hard, exhausting work – and one senses how difficult it is even for Brand. Nonetheless he joins the ranks of the tiny number of people, like Noam Chomsky and Glenn Greenwald, who can do this against these very experienced enforcers of consensus. The treatment of Brand in this and other interviews by the corporate media is a useful reminder that the system is precisely designed to silence, intimidate and marginalise those who challenge the manufactured consensus. Those like Brand, Chomsky and Greenwald whom the corporate media cannot easily ignore but who can also stand their ground against the onslaught provide a rare chance for us to understand that media debate does not have to be this way". http://www.jonathan-cook.net/blog/2014-02-15/the-lessons-of-russell-brands-tv-clash/