Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Venus Retrograde Readings Now Available!

The lovely Venus is retrograde from 25th July until 6th September 2015. Curious to know what this might mean for you? Or what the dickens it means at all? Interested to know how to get the best of this period?

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Spacecraft Drives by Pluto, while Pluto opposes Mars, July 2015

On January 19th 2006 a spacecraft began travelling to Pluto for the first time, to take a closer look at it for us. On July 14th 2015 that spacecraft reaches its closest contact with the planet. Read all about the details and background here.

And unsurprisingly to astrologers, Pluto is at the centre of the astrological action this week, with Mars and Pluto meeting for an opposition aspect the day after this historic mission completes (opposition means they are in opposite zodiac signs, Mars in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn).

Whenever Pluto is a highlight of the astrological skies it means that ‘trust versus control’ is a big theme. This is expressing perfectly in the Pluto spacecraft journey itself, as the spacecraft is going to be left to its own devices for a good few hours while it photographs the surface of Pluto; it can’t photograph and communicate with earth at the same time so those at mission control are going to have to cross their fingers or sit on their hands while the main event happens out of their sight, out of their reach, out of their control.

This is kind of what the week is about for all of us...the comfort zone of control and the discomfort zone of feeling out of control.... what do we do, and how do we respond when feeling 'out of control'? Trust the process, says Pluto in Capricorn...





Wednesday, July 08, 2015

July 2015 Horoscopes

Here are this month's horoscopes (better late than never!) hope you enjoy. (btw, my scopes are printed in the Crack Magazine, which is a magazine devoted to what's happening in my beloved North East of England, you can find it online here). Happy July to you :)

Aries
21st March – 20th April
Early July it feels so easy to be inspired to the right direction and just go with the flow, but then it might feel you’re losing your magic touch, especially midmonth, and during a nostalgic new moon in your home and family chart on the 16th. That’s the time a particularly stubborn planet pattern symbolises a struggle to push situations into place, but stop trying to control the uncontrollable and things get more comfortable. Certain relationships, partnerships, contracts or agreements experience an important change of direction from the 25th (which is part of what you’d been pushing for all along). It’s ongoing so watch this space.

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
Events of early July and midmonth seem very connected, like a natural progression from events around full moon time on the 2nd and what happens around new moon time around the16th. Communication, information, education, local community, or travel are important to this somehow, with a theme of delayed action or plans; maybe you feel on the brink of something and the wait is excruciating, or perhaps you or someone close is bottling something up. Trust that the timing is perfect on it all though, because it is. Around the 18th and 25th is a highly significant time for you, when you change direction on all this, maybe an indication the wait is over.

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
The blue moon on the 31st suggests this is a rare kind of month. It has ups and downs (or more accurately stated, expansions and contractions), but for sure the ups make the downs worthwhile as there’s real fulfillment happening; nothing trivial here. The full moon on the 2nd is a peak of ease and flow in finance and resources, as well as career. The new moon on the 16th repeats this theme, yet also suggests a learning curve too, with an extended, and at times frustrating struggle to get things that matter sorted. The mood lifts from the 23rd with interesting information, connections and reconnections in store.

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
It’s all about relationships for much of the month. Whether romantic, family, business, etc., there’s so much regarding harmony, agreements and contracts. It’s intense at times (especially 14th – 17th), with conflict and disagreement on the way to what you and others seek together, but the planets suggest you have this amazing ability to find exactly the right perspective or view to heal rifts and soothe troubled waters. Notice this during the first week, and particularly during the annual new moon in your sign on the 16th. A blue moon on the 31st suggests unknown territory is calling you in a rare way, and trust, intimacy and shared resources hold greater significance.

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
July is unusual and sometimes puzzling. There’s a sparkling connection between Venus and Jupiter in your sign during week one, indicating a lucky break or opportunity arising. Yet at the same time (and especially midmonth) you seek quiet time, and situations might feel static and certain folk frustrating. Go with the flow and trust this turn of events however, and it will help rather than hinder you long-term. Things make far more sense after the energising sun and intelligent planet Mercury move into your sign from the 23rd, symbolising fresh clarity and focus, then a blue moon in your relationship chart on the 31st indicates rare and exceptional happenings ahead.

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
Friendships and links to groups and gatherings of like-minded folk are important for July, as there’s something to be said for those who share or support your supposedly impossible dream (Nothing’s impossible, but it might feel that way at midmonth, when certain situations seem intensely unyielding for no apparent reason). Planet Venus enters your sign on the 18th, and retrogrades (appears to move backwards) from the 25th, which means that till early September you’re revaluating relationships, especially your relationship with yourself, while love, harmony, income and self-worth become extra-important themes in situations. Prepare for reconnections and reunions, too.

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
The final week of July has significance for Libra, as your ruling planet Venus begins a retrograde phase (where it appears to move backwards) until early September. It indicates an important period of re-evaluating certain relationships, especially friendships and/or your involvement with groups and gatherings. It also indicates reunions and reconnections. All this begins with a turning point or change of direction from you in some way, around the 25th. It might feel that the month’s events are building towards this date, and there’s some challenging (yet constructive) dynamics around all month, especially first week and 14th-16th. There are also very sweet times too, such as 2nd and 21st

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
Communication, education, travel and new perspectives are very much in focus this month and can be important sources of fun, entertainment and creativity, especially at full moon time on the 2nd. As the month continues, and most intensely between 14th and 17th, challenges also come into focus linked to these themes and also involving career or ambition, and it can really push your buttons. But if certain circumstances seem impossible to change at that time, then it’s important to choose a view on it that makes you feel good, regardless of what’s happening. A blue moon on the 31st lightens pressures and moods, personally and professionally.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
The planets are very busy during July. A lot is going on in your life; even when it feels that’s not the case (midmonth), because things feel static, stuck or a struggle, there’s huge value in the emotional process. It’s a learning curve, and you will the reap benefits of experience in future. July opens with a good-feeling full moon on the 2nd, focusing on self-worth and shared resources, and what unfolds in the days that follow links to that. Issues involving unfamiliar territory, trust, healing, change and transformation all arise. There’s also a blue moon on the 31st, and yes it means things that rarely happen are happening.

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
The planets are packed into your relationship chart during July. This means lots of your energy and attention is directed towards situations involving partnerships (romance, business, family, etc), also contracts and agreements. It’s all about seeking harmony and balance with others while making sure no-one (including you) has to compromise on what’s important to them. Early July is easiest and midmonth most challenging in this (14th – 17th), and the new moon on the 16th suggests solutions (and new partnerships) come via good communication. Also, certain plans that might have been on hold till the 18th again might take a different turn around the 25th. Reunions are in store too.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
Towards the end of July (from 23rd) might feel lightest or brightest, but don’t write off the rest of the month. There’s huge focus on daily routines, such as work schedule, stream-lining your day, problem-solving, etc. This also includes health and fitness too. It might sound dull or boring but get this sorted and there’s less clutter and obstacles to bump into, emotionally or physically. Also, certain situations are just intense this month, no matter how much you try to make them otherwise (especially midmonth), while other situations seem to be heading one way and end up another; for the time being at least (from the 18th).

Pisces
19th February – 20th March
There’s much happening to keep you amused this month. The planets point to plenty of fun and good times, with a few wishes granted along the way; especially during the easy flowing full moon energy on the 2nd, when the vibe is high, and a sense of abundance surrounds you. But don’t be disheartened by the dip that follows (especially midmonth). Nothing’s gone wrong, you’re just busy working through certain situations and it takes time (not forever). Also, Venus (love and money) moves into your relationship chart from the 18th, and retrogrades (appears to move backwards) from the 25th. It means the past becomes important for now, with reunions, re-connections, etc.






Monday, June 01, 2015

June 2015 Horoscopes

June 2015 is a very beautiful month in astrology, enjoy :)

Aries
21st March – 20th April
Prosperity planet Jupiter meets unconventional planet Uranus this month. This has special significance for Aries, indicating brilliant opportunities that come out of the blue, or in ways you weren’t expecting. This lasts all month but is especially dynamic on 2nd, 8th, 22nd and 26th. These are times when creative power shines bright and brilliant, and matters of the heart really matter (especially 26th!) while fun feels fabulous. This is also an amazing month for communication: first half of June you’re catching up and reconnecting, then the lively new moon on the 16th suggests it’s all about new contacts and connections, new discussions and new information.

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
The full moon on the 2nd focuses on faith, hope and promises, especially relating to finance and resources, and after the 11th you might notice a turning point that moves certain situations along nicely (maybe communication sorts things out). Midmonth into the third week of June sees you making some strong choices that feel right, regarding new beginnings and unusual opportunities. Partnership and romance is important this month (2nd, 7th, 14th, 16th), while home and family matters are highlighted from the 5th and 16th; and in a very significant way around 25th/26th when events are extra special indeed.

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
It’s your time of year Gemini, and definitely your kind of month, starting with a partnership-themed full moon on the 2nd that gets you thinking and talking about what you want from your most valued relationships, and also important contracts and agreements. The 7th and 8th are about positive action and motivation, then after midmonth you’re ready for a change of direction in some way. There’s plenty of time for friends and fun all month, particularly around the 16th during the annual new moon in your sign. A new moon means new beginnings and there are first steps and doors opening for you, especially around 26th when events positively sparkle with opportunity.

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
With such a lot you can’t directly control as June gets underway, it’s a case of ‘go with the flow’, and it’s highly likely it all works out in your favour, even without pushing or forcing the issue (especially around 16th). Then on the 21st the creative and empowering sun moves into your sign, followed by action planet Mars on the 24th, which means you’re much more energised and motivated and the time feels right to make moves. There’s an outstandingly positive aspect between lucky Jupiter and unconventional Uranus active all month which is a superb sign of unexpected opportunity and expansion linked to work and finance (especially 26th)

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
Friendship, fun, and your involvement with groups and gatherings have your attention this month, right from the first week when there’s a bit of constructive or creative tension, which shows it’s possible to get a positive from a negative. And talking of positive, there’s an exceptionally promising planet aspect all month that suggests unexpected expansion coming your way in all shapes and forms. It’s as if you are carrying good luck with you this month so make the most of your magic from the 5th and around the 22nd, but especially around the 26th, when your sparkle, charisma and confidence is simply irresistible.

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
Your focus for much of the month is long-term plans, aims and ambitions. Your ruler Mercury is retrograde (appearing to move backwards) till the 11th, so you’re maybe stuck at the same rung on the ladder of success till then, or perhaps you need to reconnect with the past before you can move forward with plans. Whatever, after midmonth there’s a turnaround, and a new moon on the 16th symbolises strong desire for action, and how you’re ready and willing to reach (step by step) for what you want. You have good support for this, and luck is definitely on your side all month, especially during the final week.

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
June has the potential to be an exceptionally positive month, so don’t be fooled by people or events claiming otherwise (perhaps 2nd and 12th); in fact it’s prudent to tune out people or events who are not on the positive wavelength if you can, and this will help you make the most of the very real prosperity and expansion available now. So switch off the news, laugh at the sceptics and doubters and just take an umbrella in case of rain on your parade. Then your faith in the bright side of the road will be restored and rewarded in all kinds of ways; some quite unexpected but still very welcome (particularly around 22nd and 26th!).

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
Since 2012 you’ve experienced more limits and boundaries on your time or your physical self, as well as a stronger sense of commitment to certain areas of your life. Sometimes this felt like more stress and pressure, more duty and obligation, and a more serious outlook from you, but on the whole it’s been positive and productive. From mid-June to mid-September this is all in focus again, maybe from unfinished business or loose ends to tie up. Meanwhile the pressure eases on finances and resources and there’s strong, sound opportunities to make the most of all month. Love and romance is also special, and extra-special during the final week.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
Your ruler, the lucky Jupiter, is in aspect to unconventional Uranus all month (strongest around 22nd), indicating fabulous, freeing, unexpected and unique opportunities for expansion, prosperity and success, particularly via travel, education, creativity and romance. The once-a-year full moon in your sign on the 2nd is about sorting your priorities; then limits and delays lift after midmonth, especially regarding partnership, contracts and agreements. A relationship themed new moon on the 16th is about new beginnings, with powerful hints of a positive future to put your faith in, and around the 26th it’s an exceptional time for your kind of magic and miracles.

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
You’re kept pretty busy this month reorganising and rearranging your schedule, desk, or plans. It’s a more streamlined experience that you’re after, which most likely clicks into place after midmonth. There’s also focus on friendship and group involvement, with reconnection or restructuring happening and it’s a great month for sorting health and fitness, with a turning point or change of direction from the 11th and a new moon indicating new beginnings from around the 16th. There is real positivity around home and family matters, and shared finances all month but especially about the 22nd and 26th, when there’s a wonderfully abundant wave of unexpected opportunity and positive progress.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
You’ll find strong support for your adventure and journey into the creative process this month, so focus on the fun and enjoyment of putting your heart and soul into a project or experience and see where it takes you. It’s also an exceptionally positive and promising month for relationships, contracts and agreements, where it’s the right time for talks, discussions and documents to move (maybe after a stalemate or delay) and to get things moving forward and expanding your horizons. Stand out dates are 6th, 8th, 16th (new moon time), 22nd and especially around the 26th.

Pisces
19th February – 20th March
Around the 2nd you might be feeling at odds with yourself as a rather full on full moon spotlights confusing or unbalanced situations. There’s method to the madness though, as it leads to the clearing and harmonising of it all. The full impact might only be recognised in months to come, but don’t underestimate the power of your progress right now. It’s a month for home and family, and for nurturing your nearest and dearest emotional attachments, and the planets suggest it’s one of the most positive months there’s been in a long time; finances, work and health are all full of excellent and unexpected opportunities, especially during the final week.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

May 2015 Horoscopes

Aries
21st March – 20th April
Communication, information and learning can be bumpy or awkward at times (around 3rd and 15th) and it’s easy to get the wrong end of the stick (9th, 19th and final week), so check facts before acting and don’t be discouraged. Your ruler Mars moves into your communication zone from the 12th and Mercury retrogrades (appears to move backwards) from the 19th, so there’s plenty of activity, debate and discussion which might make you revise plans or review your priorities (especially 27th). You’re also very focused on finance and resources, especially during the emotional full moon (4th) and the business-like new moon (18th), when security matters most.

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
The sun is in your sign till the 21st, so it’s your time of year with the world on your wavelength when it comes to what you want. The full moon in your relationship chart on the 4th is about moving on from the past and adjusting to unfamiliar territory; then Mercury turns retrograde (appearing to move backwards) in your income and resources chart from the 19th, suggesting a change of direction after a review of priorities. Tricky planet patterns here suggest muddles or misunderstandings with money (double-check small print midmonth and final week). But the new moon in your sign on the 18th is about a new era of stability and security when you stand your ground.

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
It’s a busy month, with your ruler Mercury in your sign from the 1st and retrograde from the 19th, which can stir up dormant situations or reconnect you to faces and places from the past. Action-planet Mars also in your sign from the 12th means certain communication and information is calling you to take action (especially midmonth and 27th). The Sun in your sign from the 21st strengthens creativity and encourages you into the spotlight, but there’s also a few times when it’s easy to lose faith and clarity in yourself or others (9th, 15th, 23rd, 29th, 31st), so let the inherent magic and mystery of the month make a believer out of you all over again (16th, 18th, 27th and 30th).

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
Friendship is the focus for much of the month, both as a sense of stability and security, and also as the centre of any activity or drama. Creative projects, fun, entertainment and your links to groups and gatherings are connected to all this, particularly during the emotionally deep full moon on the 4th, which can move mountains and open even tightly closed hearts. Note that this is not the month for idle gossip or negative talk, as there’s huge focus on kind communications and connections, especially midmonth and final week, when it’s prudent to dodge empty words or promises. Around 16th into the earthy new moon on the 18th is a special time; for friends as well as lovers.

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
You might feel quiet or more reflective at full moon time on the 4th; maybe seeking some quality time with yourself, to reconnect and replenish your inner reserves. There are sweet dreams around the 7th, 16th and 22nd, and sweet friendships from the 12th onwards. There’s a lot of focus on your professional life and long-term ambitions this month with new life being breathed into career and status around new moon time on the 18th, as well as groups, gatherings, teamwork, and friends. Mercury is retrograde from the 19th (appearing to move backwards), which means faces and places pop up from the past (especially 27th), and certain communication and information is relevant again. It’s all good, and healing.

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
You’re serene and philosophical under the earthy and emotional full moon on the 4th. It would be great to bottle that experience and bring it out for the times when pressures feel heaviest (mainly midmonth). But next best thing is use your imagination. This means only think about things that make you feel good. Don’t clutter your mind with doubts or settle for second-best day dreams, as with so much activity in your aims and ambition chart from the 12th it pays to keep faith in the best outcome. Your ruler Mercury is retrograde from the 19th, so it’s places and faces from the past that matter most.

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
The theme for May is security and stability. The full moon on the 4th in your income and resources chart indicates there are some issues it’s best to acknowledge and accept, and some best to turn away from, but only you can decide which is which. You’re in protective and nurturing mode from the 7th, then around the 16th into the earthy and grounding new moon on the 18th you’re in full flow, following your heart and letting your light shine bright. Travel and education is increasingly in focus from midmonth. It’s all about perspectives, old and new; some worth fighting for, some not (you choose which).

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
You’re not in the mood to settle for anything shallow or skin deep this month, especially not in the first week with a deep and powerful full moon in your sign on the 4th. It’s the truth of a person or situation you’re after, as you prefer the inner sense of stability and security that the truth brings you to. Midmonth, and especially around 16th and 18th (during a new moon focusing on new relationships and contracts), there’s a sense of balance, harmony and oneness to discover; and increasingly (from the 12th and 19th) there’s action and movement around communication and information and you return to unfinished business.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
May is a time of deep healing and renewal as you now have the energy for what it entails, meaning you’re breathing new life into plans and projects, and there’s important rebuilding or restructuring happening. This might not always seem so significant as it can be as simple as revamping or redecorating, but it’s the motivation behind it that matters. Relationships are also included in all this, especially from the 19th (as Mercury retrogrades) when a change of direction, or approach, get things moving and developing in a different way to before. It’s not the most wonderful time to sign new contracts or agreements though, so use your gut instinct.

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
There’s the potential for lots of good times this month, with a full moon in your friendship and fun chart on the 4th, and the sun in your entertainment chart till the 21st. There might be existing situations that feel out of your direct control, or maybe you just don’t know the best way forward yet, which makes for helpless or hopeless feelings, but there are signs that midmonth you might be receiving what you need for the situation to feel more balanced. Relationship and harmony-seeking Venus is moving through your partnership chart from the 7th which makes for extra cosy and caring connections all month.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
May offers plenty of opportunities for progress and development, even though the deep feeling full moon on the 4th might coincide with events that really push your buttons; if button-pushing brings situations to a head that were overdue your attention, then it’s an opportunity that serves you. If you’ve already been waiting for a certain outcome then perhaps when Mercury retrogrades from the 19th, you might be getting the kind of results you’ve been looking for, and also at that time (18th) there’s a stable and secure new moon in your home and family chart that speaks of new beginnings and firm foundations.

Pisces
19th February – 20th March
You’re keeping it real when it comes to communication this month, especially during the first week and full moon on the 4th, when you are highly motivated to get to the truth and heart of a situation in the best way you can. Midmonth is soft and romantic, but maybe cut others some slack from the 19th, as a change of mind or direction might be as much of a mystery to them as it is to you. Keep home and family relationships as clear as possible after midmonth too, meaning don’t let misunderstandings become more than they need to, and give the benefit of the doubt instead. It’s all worth your effort this month.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

April 2015 Horoscopes

Aries
21st March – 20th April
A lunar eclipse on the 4th and a new moon on the 18th both focus on relationships, aims and ambitions, and most of all…you! It’s clear you’re still asking a lot from yourself (which is to ‘be the change you want to see’), so just keep getting out of your own way to find your own way forward. You have support from generous Jupiter this month, which means fresh opportunities and figures of faith and freedom arrive to help you out (especially on or after the 8th). Security and stability are important to you now, and notice how you’re motivated to act on this around the 23rd.
 
Taurus
21st April – 21st May
April is about movement, whether it’s the seeds for future growth (keep faith in the vision) or new signs of progress from the past efforts, it’s all symbolised by a ‘go with the flow’ full moon eclipse on the 4th, and by balance-seeking planet Venus moving into your security and resources chart from the 11th. The sun is your sign from the 20th, indicating creative vibes, fun and entertainment, the spotlight, and long overdue updates and make-overs. Communication planet Mercury in your sign from the 14th; and Mars in your sign all month indicates increased stamina and determination. Notice what unfolds from this (especially linked to communication) around the 23rd.
 
Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
A powerful full moon eclipse on the 4th impacts matters of the heart, creativity, friendship, fun and entertainment. It indicates a hunger for harmony, balance, and justice in these areas and it’s all intensified when relationship planet Venus moves in your sign from the 11th. There’s a turnaround or change of direction in romance and/or important communications from the 8th and midmonth don’t isolate or hide yourself away from pressures or pains; you have allies and supporters who are on your side so let them in. The final week is busy and eventful and you have strong purpose and motivation, especially around the 23rd and 26th.
 
Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
Events around a restless lunar eclipse on the 4th focus on the radical change you’re craving in career or status (the new moon on the 18th is about a new beginning there), as well as the emotional intensity and intimacy you’re seeking in relationships, and the harmony and balance you’re hungry for in home or family matters. In other words, it’s a mover and shaker of a month, with ups and downs but also with satisfying progress and developments (in security and resources for example, thanks to a significant turning point or move forward from the 8th). Also, good friendship and group connections are highlighted all month, especially 11th, 20th and 23rd.
 
Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
It’s a full on kind of first week in April; there’s a powerful lunar (emotional) eclipse on the 4th that magnifies your need for answers right now. Keep talking because the answers are there. Harmony and balance in communication gets you the harmony and balance of answers you seek. This is most challenging in some ways by the 8th or 10th, but there’s also a lot of positive support at that time, and a forward-looking change in direction. Travel, education and new perspectives also have your attention (around the 18th especially), then from the 20th your focus is career, status and reputation (23rd looks very interesting for that).
 
Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
There’s a lunar eclipse on the 4th, in the resources section of your chart. It means you might be seeking who and what you can rely on and count on, and giving more thought to what really matters to you and what you value. Give and take, and balance and equality are key components to situations this month; as is choosing and sorting priorities (emphasised around the 18th). After midmonth and especially from the 20th, you realise how perspective is everything, yet also how flexible and subjective it is. Particularly around the 23rd when you feel the relevance of the idea that from small acorns huge oak trees grow.
 
Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
Events around the lunar eclipse in your sign on the 4th makes you question if it’s asking too much to seek harmony and balance in so many circumstances right now. (No, it’s not asking too much). The key is your own inner peace about it all, meaning you must make peace with the way things stand, before things can change. That’s challenging, as you are often physically jolted by an incongruent or disordered environment, but you also understand that works of art are created from a messy process. The new moon on the 18th is about new priorities, so top of the agenda for April is to ‘let it be (for just now)’.
 
Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
An important lunar eclipse on the 4th carries an important message that this month is all about things being set to rights, put back in balance, and brought back into harmony. How this is achieved focuses around choices; meaning who or what you choose to align with, believe in, or buy into. Understanding your own priorities and values makes these choices easier, and this has your attention up to the 20th. After that, partnership is your strongest focus, as well as contracts and agreements with others. What happens around the 23rd might be interesting in this.
 
Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
For you the harmony-focused lunar eclipse on the 4th highlights friendships, your links to groups and team work, as well as what and where you find fun and entertainment. For the past few years now, you’ve been redefining your sense of security and updating income and resources (yes you can be practical when you need to be), and this transformation and renewal is always ongoing, kind of like your ever-evolving self. But there’s visible progress along the way and this is what you’ll be noticing during April; probably around the 2nd, 18th, and 23rd, but particularly around the 8th, when an important turning point or change of perspective is also happening.
 
Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
Now that your ruler planet Saturn is in the most non-resistant area of your chart, you might be finding yourself less irritated by or allergic to certain people or situations. It’s all becoming a bit like water off a ducks back to you, which might really work for you this month, as there’s a long-term focused lunar eclipse on the 4th, impacting the most public part of your chart dealing with reputation, status, career and ambition. You have a very strong sense of what you want and of your priorities right now, and it’s all about honouring this while not allowing others to distract or unbalance you with their different perspectives. See what happens around the 23rd relative to this.
 
Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
An insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge has brought experiences that transformed you, especially over the last 3 years. All along it was really more about self-knowledge and feeling more at home in yourself, no matter where on earth you found yourself. You are still digesting experiences and deciding what has relevance for who you are now, and this is what the first half of April is about (events around the lunar eclipse on the 4th point to this). After the 8th there’s a lovely turning point in love and partnership, then from midmonth and especially around 23rd, you thrive on the grounding and stability from home and family matters.
 
Pisces
19th February – 20th March
A lunar eclipse on the 4th focuses on trust; whether it’s trust in others, or others trusting you, it’s about a powerful need for certain situations to feel balanced, fair and harmonious even though there may be many uncontrollable or unknown/unknowable factors within those situations during April. The message of this moon is to keep believing in win/win solutions and keep choosing to step forward from the perspective that everyone can be happy with a situation even if you personally can’t make everyone happy. Then after the 20th, communications and connections are strong and stable (and focused on renewal and regeneration around the 23rd).