Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Virgo Solar Eclipse September 1st & Pisces Lunar Eclipse September 16th, 2016


This month (September 2016) there are two eclipses… a solar one (at the time of the new moon) in the sign of Virgo on the 1st. And a lunar (at the time of the full moon) in the sign of Pisces on the 16th.
Both indicate key stages in the lunar cycle – solar eclipses tend to indicate new phases or new beginnings, and lunar eclipses often indicate closure or letting go. Especially emotional closure. The Moon is about emotions and feelings, and so they are coming to the forefront this month, to be acknowledged, processed and integrated.

In astrology eclipses are about major turning points, where certain situations have been building up momentum through events for quite some time, for good or ill, and the events at eclipse times are release points, or trigger points for long-term change. You can look back with hindsight at an eclipse period and see how events around that time were movers and shapers of future direction.

September 1st Eclipse = Preparation is Key
During the September 1st eclipse, the planets suggest there has been pressure to act in a certain way, or to act on certain things, but the timing might not be quite right to take action, even if you want to. Withholding or holding fire doesn’t mean failure to launch, it is more about good preparation. The time for action might be more mid-month or beyond, when Mars aligns with the lunar eclipse.

Saturn square Neptune
This planet alignment has been one of the key themes of the year, and it figures highly in the eclipses, especially the solar eclipse on the 1st. This alignment has brought our fears to life in some respects, only for us to find out that our fears hold no power over us in reality.
It’s also about being very careful what we believe in or buy into, as what seems real often turns out to be just a façade. It’s been a year of remembering not to judge books by covers.

Mercury Retrograde
This retrograde period started near to the solar eclipse on 30th August, and will continue for most of the month, ending on the day of the Autumn equinox, 22nd September.
Although Mercury retrogrades three times a year, this one is a strong retrograde because:
-          Mercury is in Virgo, the sign which it rules.
-          North node is in Virgo, which is an indicator of opportunities or open doors that feel ‘fated’ or like ‘destiny’ to walk through. Mercury is therefore planet associated with this north node, which means it’s the planet to watch for the way these opportunities will manifest (Mercury is about communication, logic, pathways, transport, siblings and sibling relationships, and neighbours). As Mercury is Retrograde it means the concept of retrograde is also how those opportunities manifest. Retrograde means reconnection or returning to the past in some way… looking to the past, looking in a different direction, etc etc. 
-          Mercury meets Jupiter at eclipse time. Jupiter is the planet of good luck, good fortune, faith and expansion. Jupiter uplifts what it touches, which gives this Mercury retrograde period a touch of miracle mindedness; a sparkle of extra confidence and self belief. 

Lunar Eclipse = Ready to Receive
When the moon stands opposite the Virgo sun, from the sign of Pisces on the 16th, it also stands next to the asteroid Chiron. This asteroid is about healing, and specifically about being receptive to healing. Being open and accepting of solutions can be a challenge when the problem or symptom is dominant… it takes imagination to look past what looms large in our life, and be open to answers and opportunities. It also means accepting we are deserving of being given to in this way.

Ask and it is given is the mantra of the universe according to Law of Attraction, but the universe can only give by us being open to receive. The lunar eclipse on the 16th suggests events that highlight this idea of being receptive and open to solutions and problems. The time might be right for action too, according to Mars...




Thursday, August 04, 2016

August 2016 Horoscopes

Aries
21st March – 20th April
There’s a genuinely sparkling new moon in your house of creativity, fun and entertainment on the 2nd, which means new beginnings, new ideas, and new doors opening in this area of your life. The planets suggest you are connecting easily to helpful or influential teachers or mentors (especially after 13th), and/or travel or distance might be involved; perhaps with a connection to early March or late May too. Notice what happens around the 24th, give or take a few days, related to all this. Yes, there are challenges during August: mid-month (work) and end of month (relationships) in particular; but the message is keep the faith to keep things in perspective.

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
A new moon on the 2nd indicates new beginnings, make-overs, or redevelopment, related to home and family. There’s positive momentum towards plans, though try not to push or pressure things into place (especially mid-month and around full moon time on 18th) as it can work against you. If things seem slow unfold it’s a case of trust the timing. Your planet Venus is in meticulous mood all month, so it’s all about the details and definition for you, especially in creativity or matters of the heart. Precision and efficiency inspires your creative flow, especially during final week of August when there’s positive expansion and an enormous sense of good luck if you balance cold logic with irrational intuition.

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
New moon on the 2nd is about information and communication that solidifies and stabilises partnerships, contracts and agreements. It’s also about giving and receiving recognition and acknowledgment, so express appreciation where it’s due and watch how your positive state of attention magnetises more of the same to you in return. You have to work harder to keep things in perspective mid-month and end of month (14th, 19th, 25th), or facts and figures lead to losing the magic in plans and ambition, so get still and quiet to find a balance. There’s also an impressive planet pattern from the 22nd (especially 27th) just as your planet Mercury retrogrades (moves backwards), suggesting a positive change of mind or direction for you.

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
A new moon on the 2nd in your income and ownership chart indicates new beginnings and new focus that brings more responsibility and long-term commitments your way. Noticeable developments in this are likely by full moon time on the 18th, but especially around the 24th when your daily schedules or work environment reflects unknown territory and new forms of activity. You might see a connection to events back in mid-April related to all this too. Mid-month and end of month might bring communication challenges or conflict, so be the change you want to see (14th, 15th, 25th). Romance and relationships are about partners and loved ones showing support and presence (1st, 11th, 16th, 18th, 24th, 27th).

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
This is your time of year, with the sun lighting up your sign till the 22nd, which means the world seems more on your wavelength and it’s easier to go with your flow. The annual new moon in your sign (2nd) always indicates important new beginnings and new ways of seeing and experiencing yourself in the world, and this year it’s about strong and stable new responsibilities, especially related to creative projects and matters of the heart, that activate your sense of adventure (especially 7th, 19th, 24th). The full moon on the 18th is in your relationship zone. Again this is an annual astro event for you and it indicates new cycles or phases in all relationships.

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
Jupiter (faith and direction), and Mercury (communication and logic) are already in your sign this month, and are joined by Venus (relationships and resources) from the 5th, and the sun (creative focus and energy) from the 22nd. It means a busy month of sorting your head and heart out (and others!) on various matters (especially 6th, 14th, 19th, 25th), with opportunities to shine (11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 27th, 29th). During final week your ruler Mercury slows pace (indicates you might too), ready to retrograde on 30th, which means a time of turning within or reflection. As Venus and Jupiter are so close to Mercury it shows rare and important changes of mind or direction in communication, faith and relationships, and events will reflect this.

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
A strong and stable new moon on the 2nd in your friendship chart indicates new beginnings and new support for the future. All month you’re balancing the desire to go with the flow of certain situations, while also wanting to fix and change things, and you’re putting too much pressure on yourself to get the balance right at times (noticeable around 6th, 14th, 18th, 25th). Soften your approach to yourself and watch the tension (and demands and expectations) ease up. Romance is renewed and rekindled up to mid-month and around full moon on 18th. Final week is also about love and harmony, as well as important communication and information (possibly related to the past or past perspectives).

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
After weeks of situations that were at a go slow or stalemate, and feeling you’ve less energy than usual, it’s all change this month, starting with Mars stirring up situations involving income and ownership, and a revitalising new moon (new beginnings) in your status and ambition chart on the 2nd. This bodes well for long-term plans, especially career progress, and there might be noteworthy events in this around full moon time on the 18th. Challenges for August might involve the balance between creative vision and creative expression, or the gap between what you want to do and what you are able to do right now. Partners and/or friends are in on this somehow too (7th, 14th, 25th, 27th). 

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
Mars, planet of drive, impetus, and action is back in your sign from the 1st, which means you’re feeling more motivated and focused than you have in a long time (early March and late May perhaps?). New moon on the 2nd is about a new mind-set, and maybe travel or education is the catalyst. There are certain challenges involving balancing home-life and work-life, or personal and public life, which puts pressure or extra responsibility on you (especially mid-month and final week). But you also have a way of getting the best out of these challenges, especially 18th, 22nd, and 27th. Finally, romance is in the air this month, especially 7th and 22nd.

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
There’s an outstanding new moon on the 2nd which harmonises beautifully with your planet Saturn. New moon means new beginnings, and in this case it’s focusing on healing and transformation. Sometimes it’s been easy to lose sight of what matters to you, or lose yourself in challenges or dramas (and there are some this month; perhaps around midmonth and final week), but this new moon is suggesting that events can bring you back to yourself in very positive ways. The corresponding full moon on the 18th represents fulfilment and openness in situations involving income, business and purchases in particular, but also in relationships. Love and romance is highlighted then too, and also 7th, 15th, 22nd, 27th.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
There’s a beautiful full moon in your sign on the 18th, representing emotional completion and fulfilment in certain situations. You, key partnerships, communication, news and information are all involved. Relationships are also a priority before 18th, as are contracts and agreements; and a new moon on the 2nd indicates new beginnings for you there. Also, all month but especially midmonth and final week, there might be tension involving friends or groups. For example, it’s easy not to notice your own value yet deep down expect others to; or to feel obliged to offer support when you really want it for yourself. It’s all about finding a balance that suits you, by softening the inner tension as it arises.

Pisces
19th February – 20th March
You might feel pulled in different directions this month, especially midmonth and final week. The planets are lining up in ways that suggest you have a variety of things to focus on that are equally important to you. You also have a variety of ways to look at the same situation, all equally valid. So it’s about finding a balance; a way of navigating competing demands on your time and attention without wearing yourself out. This is most challenging around 6th, 14th, 19th and 25th, and most successful 2nd, 15th, 22nd and 27th. There might be interesting work news around 24th, and romance is sweet 7th, 18th, 22nd and 27th.



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Monday, July 04, 2016

July 2016 Horoscopes


Aries
21st March – 20th April
Your planet, the mighty Mars, is slowly moving forward again after being in reverse since mid-April. However, Mars doesn’t build any real momentum for a few weeks, so there might be slow moving situations. Speed isn’t the indicator of success though; so just keep going to get there. First week you’re craving comfort and a sense of belonging. Midmonth (especially 16th/17th) there’s positive energy pouring into home and family situations that stirs and even shakes you into action. Doing things by the book might feel irritating (especially full moon on the 19th), but from the 12th and especially from the 22nd, it’s about the fun and feel good factor of creative projects.

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
You are someone who is ok with things taking time, as you understand that everything has a natural process of growth and development, and this month is about small signs of progress that gives big cause for faith and optimism for what’s in store. Communication and information is positively highlighted for much of July, particularly 4th (when it’s all about what’s new), also 11th 17th, 18th, 27th. There are healing vibes for friendships, lovers, and business partnerships too; and contracts and agreements might be signed at last, and unfinished business (maybe linked to mid-February) resolved. From the 20th your focus shifts to family connections and the joy of home comforts.

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
Mars (drive, motivation, passion) is moving forward at last this month, suggesting a turnaround in your day to day life, your health, your fitness and your employment. There might also be links to mid-February in some situations too (unfinished business finished at last?). Meanwhile there’s really fabulous fulfilment and new beginnings around resources and income (first week, particularly 4th, and strongly around 17th and 19th). From the 14th your planet Mercury moves into your house of communication, which energizes and activates messaging and information exchange. Love and romance is sweetest 6th, 17th and 27th; then Mercury turns towards family matters and home comforts from 30th.

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
The sun in your sign till the 22nd is about increase in energy and creativity, as well as the confidence to shine your light brightly. There’s a beautiful new moon in your sign on the 4th, which indicates potential for new beginnings all month (especially first week and 11th, 17th, 18th, 19th); as long as you don’t let reality squelch your dreams before the seeds have taken root. Nurture and feed your faith in what’s in store to grow, rather than listen to others who can’t grasp your vision. Full moon on the 19th focuses on all relationships, whether business or personal, ending stalemates and shifting stuck emotions.

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
Most of July (especially 4th, 5th, 17th and 18th) is about the positive momentum in events that you can find and flow with (it’s always a choice). It’s also about turning within to yourself; whether by meditation, contemplation, or even just more sleeping and dreaming, which serves to put you in touch with inspiration, drive, and passion that has been brewing for ages (perhaps connects to mid-February or mid-April?). Some doors are still not ready to open (it’s all about timing), but some certainly are. Venus (relationships), Mercury (communication) and the Sun (creativity and attention) move into your sign from midmonth (12th, 14th and 22nd), which is about being yourself and enjoying yourself, more than ever.

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
Happy times ahead linked to friendships, groups and gatherings. New moon on the 4th is about new beginnings here, and it’s also about a new sense of purpose with an awareness of your kindred spirits (especially around 6th and 17th). You also a have a new understanding or mind-set that transforms certain situations this month. It’s not that situations change first, it’s you that changes and the situations mould to accommodate, which makes things feel a perfect fit for you. Communication and information exchange is moving forward nicely (if slowly), for the first time since mid-April (mid-February matters for some reason too).

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
New moon on the 4th speaks of the birth and nurturing of long-term plans and ambition all month; especially connected to career, but also anything you’ve been aiming for, or have decided to aim for. Your relationship planet is Mars, which is now moving forward nicely and building momentum for the first time since mid-April, means your relationships are too (events around mid-February might be relevant here), especially 6th (fabulous for romance), 12th, and 17th. As the month continues your attention is drawn to friendship, groups and your support network. Information, meetings and moving more into the spotlight are all on the cards (especially around 17th and 27th)

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
This is a month for a new direction, a new you. You’ve felt this way for a long time now (mid-February and mid-April might be connected), yet circumstances didn’t allow you to move forward on it. But now there’s more action in the right direction, symbolised by a supportive new moon on the 4th that speaks of a new sense of belonging and new space to grow. Education and travel are big for you this month too, and creative projects are energised and enlivened (especially 4th, 6th, 17th). From the 12th and especially 22nd there’s more focus on ambition, status and reputation, and you’re ready for more of the spotlight for so many reasons.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
In some respects, events during July represent a transition phase or a stepping stone. There are doors opening and opportunities presenting themselves, but in order to fully embrace them and feel you belong, there’s a temporary period of having a foot in both worlds. There’s awareness of why you want to move on and what you’re moving away from, and there’s also faith in the unknown required. It’s all an emotional process of acceptance and the planets are incredibly supportive of all this during July. It means there are some very happy and fulfilling moments where things click into place perfectly this month. But there’s also much more to come beyond that.


Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
Power struggles (perhaps around 1st and 7th) come from pushing against what you don’t want. One answer is to focus on what you do want and trust that what you don’t want doesn’t need your attention (It really doesn’t). July is a very relationship-orientated month with partnerships, contracts and agreements all a priority. New moon on the 4th is about new beginnings and new harmony in love, romance, business and finances (also 6th, 8th, 11th and 17th). The full moon in your sign on the 19th is about the fulfilment and satisfaction for you from more commitment and responsibility, and from the 22nd it’s about deepening trust and making peace unknown territory.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
The new moon message on the 4th is that you’re full of inspiration and new ideas and it’s up to you to do something about it. You’re ready to do that (especially around 7th, 11th, 16th, 17th, and 27th) as you’re looking for something to commit to, and because Mars in your aims and ambition chart means more action and activity than ever around goals and plans (events around mid-February and mid-April seem connected to this). July is also about relationships, contracts, and agreements. Venus and Mercury move into this area of your chart on 12th and 14th; followed by sun on the 22nd, which suggests warmth and harmony in communication and a sunny outlook in general.

Pisces
19th February – 20th March
New moon on the 4th speaks of success in launching new creative projects and turning hobbies or interests into something more. There’s a message to be flexible, as there might be a few things going on at once, and it takes your sense of humour to keep all the plates spinning (especially around 7th).  It’s also a month for more commitment in romance or dating; or more fun and light-heartedness for long-term relationships (especially 6th, 17th and 19th). In general, there’s a good easy flow to July, and certain situations feel particularly pleasing in the way they work out. From midmonth and especially from 22nd there’s positive focus on health and fitness (especially 17th).



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Saturday, June 04, 2016

June 2016 Horoscopes

Aries
21st March – 20th April
Your ruler Mars has been retrograde (appearing to move backwards) since mid-April, meaning it’s been a time of readjustment and/or redirection in order to continue doing what matters most to you. Mars is moving forward again at the end of the month (30th), so June is about being on the way to an important turning point or change in direction. And on the way some situations will press your buttons or become a sore point (perhaps related to events late February?); if so, it’s a message to accept what you want can be a reality (if you don’t accept it, why should anyone else?). Noteworthy dates in all this are 5th, 9th, 12th, 15th and from 18th.

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
There’s heavy focus on money, security, values and self-worth all month, especially new moon time on the 5th which is about important new beginnings on these themes. Certain situations seem fixed and inescapable during June, so it’s up to you to provide the flexibility. In other words, be the tree that bends not breaks in the wind. Appearances can be deceptive too, so don’t take anything or anyone at face value (easiest around 26th). From the 17th discussion and learning becomes increasingly important when Venus moves into your house of communication. You want to inform and be informed, and you’re in the mood to seek harmony, even when full moon solstice tension peaks (20th).

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
It’s your time of year. The new moon in your sign on the 5th suggests it’s a particularly powerful time for new beginnings and for building strong foundations in key areas of your life, and the sun in your sign until the 20th, is always about events that encourage your creative spirit to shine and be seen. The planets suggest this is not the easiest of months though, as they show sticking points and limits reached (2nd, 18th, 20th, 22nd); yet this only helps you focus more sharply and more clearly towards what you want. So bless the fog and frustrations for the sweet clarity you find as a result.

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
For much of the month certain things appear beyond your direct control that you just have to go with the flow of and have faith in the bigger picture about. The new moon on the 5th speaks strongly of this, with the message that new beginnings are inevitable, especially involving communication and information. From the 17th love and harmony planet Venus moves into your sign, and on the 20th there’s an uplifting, adventure-seeking full moon on the day the sun moves into your sign (summer solstice). It all suggests that some situations are reaching a peak or coming to a head, and more choice and control is on the way.

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
Basically the message of the month is that you know what to do for progress and development and so do it. Everyone around you has an opinion or new information about it that they are ready to share with you (especially around new moon time on the 5th). But at some point it’s time to let go of discussion and start valuing your own wisdom about it all. The seasonal marker of summer solstice along with an adventurous full moon on the 20th is about winds of change that gets things moving. Mars ends retrograde motion and moves forward from the 30th, which means momentum is building in the right direction.

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
It’s a peak or pivotal month in long term plans and ambition, especially regarding career, status and reputation, but also connecting to home, relationships and contracts or agreements. New moon on the 5th is about new beginnings in all this, while full moon on the 20th is about things coming to a head, or moving into fulfilment. Certain events do seem inevitable and unavoidable this month, but Saturn and Neptune join forces to dissolve pressure and limits (especially time limits). Communication can make you sensitive, and touch sore points or press buttons (maybe connects to mid-late February?), but there’s healing if you’re open and receptive to solutions (meaning decide you deserve to receive them).

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
This is the kind of month where you can reap the rewards of previous hard work (also known as good preparation).  Things are coming into alignment, or clicking into place at this time that couldn’t have happened before now, so there might be a feeling of fate or destiny that comes with some events (maybe noticeable around 2nd, 5th, 12th, 27th and 30th). You’re expanding horizons through travel or learning for much of the month, and integrating new ways of seeing and thinking about your world. From the 17th and especially after the 20th, you’re ready to focus on long-term plans and ambitions, especially career plans. Success has a way of making you want to look forward.

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
It’s a month of turnarounds and turning points, although it might be next month before you see the full effect of it all and feel momentum building in a really strong and tangible way. Mars is one of your planets, meaning it indicates significant happenings for you, and Mars has been retrograde (appearing to move backwards) since mid-April. It has been a period where action and activity has been about going over old ground, perhaps at a slower pace, or different direction. This will change from the 30th, but before that there’s some old wounds to heal (with links to events in February?), and some compassion to give yourself, and others.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
It’s a relationship-themed month, whether it’s romance, family, work or business related. And for a freedom loving being like yourself, some events are challenging to experience as they seem too fixed, unchangeable or rigid (even stuck fast). The challenge can bring reward though, as less movement means more stability and focus, and therefore more clarity when you need inspiration and ideas the most (especially around 5th, 13th, 18th, 22nd). There’s a full moon in your sign on the 20th, full of rainbows and promises, and it’s up to you to keep the faith about it all. Message for the month is don’t forget to breathe (tension can do that), and find some fresh air to feel freedom.

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
There’s lots that feels out of your control this month, and plenty of demands, yet the chaos you expect to happen doesn’t. Possibly because there’s not that much flexibility about how things can go, which provides order and direction. Your ruler, sensible Saturn, meets nebulous Neptune again this month (last time was last November). It points to more challenges around communication, sibling relationships, and/or your neighbours and local area, but the positives are easy ice-breakers, blank slates, and bad habits dissolved. It’s a good time for a stock take of your life, as you aren’t attached to what needs to go, compassionate towards your mistakes, and have a weakness for celebrating your success.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
This month there’s enough synchronicity and serendipity in situations to challenge the idea that events are random or coincidental; meaning you will miss out on so much if you reject the idea that there’s a touch of magic in the air for you just because you can’t explain it or don’t understand how. The times you feel ‘in the zone’ matters right now. When all the traffic lights turn green as you approach and the checkout queues work in your favour; it’s real and measurable, and the more you notice it the more it happens. It’s the universe reminding you that there’s purpose to your path, so experiment and enjoy.

Pisces
19th February – 20th March
Your planet is Neptune, and this month Neptune is at the heart of the astrology pattern; meaning you get to the heart of what matters to you despite any obstacles or limits. New moon in Gemini on the 5th is about new beginnings linked to home and family, and whatever makes you feel safe and emotionally settled. Neptune connects with practical, sensible Saturn (18th), which suggests you’re wanting everything to feel completely planned out and feasible right now which isn’t easy, or necessary, as it’s only the next obvious step that needs to be workable at any time; so rest of month (especially from 20th) is about letting go of your doubts about what’s possible.



Thursday, May 05, 2016

May 2016 Horoscopes


Hello! Here are my horoscopes for you for this month. Just a reminder that I do offer astrology and tarot readings, you can book from my website bondwiththemoon.co.uk  (you can also message me to tailor a reading just for you). Happy May to you all :) 


Aries
21st March – 20th April
Work and career are in the spotlight this month, in very constructive ways. There’s a flow to find, a groove to settle into; where things transform and unfold around you with the greatest of ease. From around 6th to 15th is especially strong for this. Action-orientated Mars is your planet, and it’s still retrograde (appearing to move backwards) this month. There are huge positives to this, including returning or reconnecting with old places, projects or faces from the past; also turning points or changes in direction that expand and broaden your experience. Notice events around full moon time on the 21st for this, as Mars is igniting and inspiring action and movement in powerful ways.

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
No messing around this month, Taurus. Get your head down and get stuck into projects, creative work, travel and learning. It’s a wonderful month for you, symbolised by the fresh, earthy and practical new moon in your sign on the 6th. It means new beginnings, and a renewed sense of purpose and confidence (especially from 9th), along with the feeling that certain things are just meant to be. It’s not all straightforward however, and at times you feel pulled in different directions, but when you remember your sense of security is so sound, then all the activity can enliven and inspire you, rather than deplete or deprive you.

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
A sense of divine destiny and purpose pervade the month. It’s as if a complex weaving of threads from past, present and future are finally pulling together and converging into a pattern you recognise, value, and want more of. Don’t get in your own way with doubts, go with the flow (especially from around the 6th to the 15th), and notice how the universe always gets the timing spot on, with miracles of synchronicity playing into the most mundane down to earth details. A remarkable relationship-themed full moon on the 21st is a focal point for all this, just as the sun moves into your sign for the next few weeks.
                                                                     
Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
The new moon on the 6th indicates new beginnings linked to key relationships, friendships, groups and gatherings. It’s busy in this area of your life all month (especially from 6th to 15th), and there’s important communication and information (8th, 14th and 23rd). This new moon also links to hopes and dreams for the future, and as the planets are in exactly the right mood for making wishes come true (especially 6th, 9th, 14th, 21st) make sure you stay in the right mood to receive. Not always easy as there are challenges, including sticking points and stalemates (especially around 26th) but it’s worth the effort of keeping your heart and mind open and ready for a miracle.

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
First half of May you’re in practical mode; work, finances, career or long-term plans have your attention. New moon on the 6th is about new beginnings relative to all this, which might mean revisiting some goals or projects from the past but it’s still a new beginning as it’s about who you are now, not then. Delays, blocks, or feeling blocked creatively are all indicated by planet patterns for this month but it’s not a sign to give up, just work with it not against it. Busy activity around full moon time on the 21st might move some stuck situations, or provide some welcome distractions until things are ready to move. 

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
May is a month for experiencing a change of direction in your approach to certain situations (noticeable from 9th and 23rd); towards renewed faith in yourself and towards looking forward and moving forward instead of looking to the past or re-treading old, familiar ways as you have been recently. May is also about expanding horizons through travel, or education and learning; particularly if you’re returning to it in some way, perhaps rediscovering a subject, renewing a project, or revisiting a favourite destination (6th, 8th, 14th, 22nd link to this). Sometimes, especially by final week (26th), there are sticking points or stalemates that can make you second guess earlier progress, yet progress continues.

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
It’s a month of change and transformation, and it’s likely involving something you’ve been waiting a while for. There’s support and assistance available when you need it, especially at the beginning of May, and it’s useful and practical help, that leads to doors opening and to great new opportunities (notice events around 8th, 9th, 14th and 21st for this). It’s the sort of month where end up with the new job, get the promotion, or get the business opportunity, even though it’s also the kind of month where you might feel you’re driving with the brakes on at times. Just shows that things don’t have to be perfect in order to work out well.

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
There are a few planets retrograde (appearing to move backwards) this month, including both your ruling planets (Mars and Pluto). It means changes of direction and unfinished business; perhaps the past is more prominent in your mind, or a message or convo needs repeating. Whatever it is, there’s also a fabulous new harmony in relationships to tap into (especially from 6th to 16th). This is love and romance but also friendship or business, as our soulmates appear in many forms. It’s a productive month; boxes are ticked, and long lists too, so hold your nerve through any limitation or restriction as it’s worth the hassle.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
You might not always feel the most confident you’ve ever felt this month (especially final week), yet the planets clearly suggest this is a time when some long-term plans and ambitions are moving forward whether you’re ready or not (especially related to work). There’s a wonderfully supportive and harmonious vibe around all of May, so the message is don’t wait for perfection there’s no time like the present. It’s a down to earth kind of month; it’s practical and industrious, yet serendipity sparkles brightly enough to make you wonder why you ever doubted yourself or circumstances in the first place (especially 6th, 9th, 14th, 21st and 22nd).

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
It’s an amazing month of change and transformation for you, indicated by a new moon on the 6th of rebirth, renewal and refreshment; particularly linking to creativity, entertainment and matters of the heart. The planets speak of stability and continuity despite some quite significant changes of mind and direction throughout May, so relax and be receptive to the natural cycle of events, allowing yourself to trust the bigger picture and your place within it. The 8th, 9th and 14th are more stand out days for this. Also, all month, and especially from 22nd, there are links to March or last August, and what feels like a test of faith likely brings golden opportunity.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
There’s loads of activity around home and family for much of the month, starting with a new moon on the 6th that speaks of new beginnings, reconnections, renewals and updates that are ongoing all May, but especially around 8th, 9th, and 14th. There are important turning points and some changes of direction too from the 9th, especially the adventurous full moon time from the 21st. This full moon focuses on movement and momentum involving friendships, gatherings, group support and teamwork. There are certain limits or restrictions that might challenge you (especially during final week) but expansion and progress is the shape of things to come.

Pisces
19th February – 20th March
For much of May, especially up to midmonth, there’s lots of focus on new or renewed communication, relationships, and involvement with groups and gatherings. New moon on the 6th spotlights the new beginnings, and there’s an unusually smooth harmony and flow with all this that firstly brings you a welcome sense of stability and security, and secondly brings developments, progress and expansion (it’s not all straightforward, but it is easy to run with changes). From around the 20th the focus shifts to long-term plans, status and reputation (especially work and career). There are challenges with this, and what happened in March or last August might be relevant too.


Sunday, April 03, 2016

April 2016 Horoscopes

Aries
21st March – 20th April
Planet Venus (love and finances) enters your sign from the 5th, indicating instant attraction (especially around 12th and 22nd), bold intentions and impulsive moves. The new moon in your sign (7th) is about powerful new beginnings and radical transformations, especially in the realm of career, status, reputation, and long-term ambition. It also applies to you as an individual; whether it’s a new style or new approach there’s a unique path or course of action unfolding with your name clearly all over it. Your ruler Mars supports all this by retrograding (appearing to move backwards) from 17th until August; indicating turning points, revisits and reviews linked to travel, education, beliefs and perspectives.

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
This is a powerful month for you Taurus. Steady constructive expansion and transformation is indicated, especially midmonth; though events in and around new moon (7th) and full moon (22nd) might make you question this, as things can happen unexpectedly, and unpredictably (not necessarily unwelcome though). Mercury retrogrades (appears to move backwards) in your sign on the 28th, which means turning points in communication, or a change of mind or in approach from you. Venus, your ruling planet, moves into your sign (30th) which suggests strong self-worth and being a magnet for harmony and prosperity.

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
The message of the month is don’t get too focused on obstacles as they won’t affect what’s unfolding in the long-term. In general things have been improving for some time, and the planets suggest this progress remains steady, secure, and well grounded (meaning you aren’t imagining the improvement). New moon on the 7th is about new beginnings and radical transformation linked to friendship, groups, and deepening support for your hopes and dreams (also 9th, 12th, 19th, 22nd). Midmonth is secure and stable (14th, 18th) with a key turning point for relationships from 17th. Mercury retrogrades from the 28th, so go with a change of mind, direction, communication or information.

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
This month (especially around new moon time on the 7th) brings the awareness that certain relationships and emotional connections are not the comfort zone they used to be (especially linking to career or ambition). It’s because situations are evolving; so relationships will transform or rebirth, or they clear the way to welcome a new updated version.  Either way change can bring upheaval and a sense of loss, but April has very supportive planet patterns, enhancing feelings of security and wellbeing, and encouraging constructive progress (particularly midmonth and 22nd). The past meeting present is also an important theme, especially around communication, information, status and ambition (notice 17th, 18th and 28th for this)

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
There’s a breakthrough new moon on the 7th in the faith and belief area of your chart. It suggests new ways of seeing the same situation brings different results, so if there’s been a sticking point or stalemate, then things might get moving (also 9th, 12th, 17th or 22nd).  While travel and education are in the spotlight again for April, there’s also an increasing focus on career, status and reputation. It’s a month to feel proud of achievements and celebrate progress (especially 14th, 18th, 30th), and to feel the courage of your convictions regarding a change of mind or change of direction (especially from 17th and 28th).

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
You are on firm foundations for April. The planets indicate secure, steady, expansive progress in general. Your ruler Mercury turns retrograde (appears to move backwards) from the 28th, which symbolises an important change of mind or change of direction (perhaps both) that you’re ready for, with situations revolving around reviews, reconnection, repetition or retreat.  Leading up to this there’s a breakthrough new moon on the 7th indicating sudden or unexpected new beginnings and endings especially linked to shared resources and creative projects (also around 19th and 22nd). Matters of the heart deepen and require trust from 19th, and until August you’re returning to the past somehow in home and family matters.

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
The sun and Venus light up your love-life during April, especially around a new moon (7th) of new beginnings in relationships, and new or renewed contracts and agreements too. Home and family priorities are highlighted, and the planets suggest there’s no softly-softly approach to situations; it’s about radical transformation with instant impact (especially 7th and 19th to 22nd). Midmonth there’s a steady, earthy vibe of firm foundations and reliable progress, which is constructive for change and conducive for enjoying some fruits of your labours. Mars retrogrades from the 17th, so there’s also a returning to, or reviewing of, old ground in relationships; particularly in communication and information.

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
The annual full moon in your sign on the 22nd symbolises significant events coming to a head or reaching a turning point this month (especially 7th, 14th, 19th and 22nd). Stuck situations or stalemates might begin to move or improve too. The planets are highlighting relationships, contracts, health and fitness, occupation and daily schedules in all this. Some changes this month have been a long time coming, some are unexpected and some have a particular sense of destiny or purpose (especially around the 18th). With a number of planets retrograding (appearing to move backwards) you might be retreating or re-treading old ground on certain issues, and there’s value in doing so.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
A revolutionary new moon of creativity and vision on the 7th indicates the launch of new projects and/or the transformation of existing plans. If you’ve felt creatively blocked, this is the month that might make all the difference (particularly 22nd). Romance, fun and entertainment are also highlighted in the same way, because enjoying your heart’s desire is the key to moving energy and going with your flow (especially around 19th). Midmonth Mars (planet of action and inspiration), retrogrades in your sign (appears to move backwards) until august 22nd. This points to big changes in priorities and approach, and maybe past meets present for some (good) reason.

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
The new moon on the 7th suggests important change and transformation in home and family matters, with radical make-overs, expansion, and changes in priorities over the coming weeks or months. Some of this might unfold in unexpected or unpredictable ways, and it all links to rebirth or renewal in yourself too. The new moon (7th) and full moon (22nd) indicate a more challenging experience of all this, with twists and turns and ups and downs in events, and with others, that can take time to process and integrate. But there are plenty of moments this month where the inherent stability and integrity of your life, inside and out, shines through strongly and sweetly (especially 12th, 14th, 18th).

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
You’re pulling no punches when it comes to communication this month. People who know you are used to your latest approach but those who are not familiar with your style might need time for your message to settle in. New moon on the 7th suggests new beginnings (and endings) all month that revolve around communication and information. It’s about freedom of speech, unusual conversation and deep, transformative questions and answers. Mighty Mars, planet of action and drive is retrograde from the 17th until August, indicating important turning points in communication, as well as changes in direction or priorities, when it comes to friends, groups and gatherings.

Pisces
19th February – 20th March
It might feel like a make or break month at times, as certain situations push your patience and challenge your faith in the bigger picture, but in general there’s a certainty at the heart of things that everything always works out somehow, no matter how it appears along the way. You don’t mind breaking the mould and breaking with routine this month (especially 7th, 9th, 19th, 22nd). Mars retrogrades (appears to move backwards) from the 17th, till August, suggesting plans or ambitions change direction or end up on the backburner. Remember it’s temporary and there’s much value to be gained from this stage of the journey.


Monday, March 14, 2016

March 2016 Horoscopes

Better late than never, here are the horoscopes for this month!! (Mercury is not even retrograde, I have no excuse for forgetting to post till now!). How has your month gone so far, did I get it right?

Aries
21st March – 20th April
Mars moves into your beliefs and perspectives chart from the 6th, indicating a broadening of horizons and a spiritual journey. Perhaps it’s via travel or education, or just the latest learning curve, but the 14th, 20th (when the sun moves into your sign), and especially final week relates strongly to this. As do two powerful eclipses on the 9th and the 23rd, which are about events holding long-term significance. Solar eclipse on the 9th says stop tripping yourself up with self-doubt or self-denial and go with the flow of positive feelings and insights instead. The lunar eclipse on the 23rd is about emotional turning points and new phases in relationships, contracts and agreements.

Taurus
21st April – 21st May
Lots of focus on fun, friendship, groups and gatherings for much of the month, with significant events that move you forward and feel fulfilling. It’s all indicated by a powerful solar eclipse on the 9th that speaks of new beginnings in these areas of life that might initially require you to hold your nerve or stand your ground but are ultimately expansive and productive. Midmonth your ruler Venus is in on this, adding the power of your values and a sparkle to attraction. Lunar eclipse on the 23rd is about a new phase in your spiritual journey, and in health and fitness (maybe it’s all linked)

Gemini
22nd May – 21st June
Lots of focus on long-term aims and ambition this month; particularly revolving around status, reputation and career. The planets are gathering in this area of your chart in a significant way, including Mercury (your ruler) from the 5th, and Venus (relationship and receptivity) from the 12th. A solar eclipse there on the 9th is about events during March that can shape aims and ambitions for this future. The lunar eclipse on the 23rd has similar meaning, but focusing towards fun, friendship, creativity, and links to groups or teams. You’re feeling single-minded when it comes to relationship priorities, and there’s an important turning point due in this around the 25th.

Cancer
22nd June – 22nd July
Your sign has a unique affinity for the moon and its cycles, and there are two powerful eclipses this month (9th and 23rd) that are indicators of significant events with potential for long-term impact. Sometimes these events aren’t very dramatic or even very noticeable, but they can be a reason to do things differently, or be a starting point for a whole new direction. They are also doorways for opportunities to build on past progress, and the solar eclipse on the 9th is about this related to learning, and the broadening of horizons. Then important communication linked to long-term ambition and plans (especially career) might be exchanged around lunar eclipse time on the 23rd.

Leo
23rd July – 23rd August
There are two eclipses this month. They are powerful indicators of progress, development, new beginnings, and changes in direction. The solar eclipse (9th) speaks of events during March that can trigger profound emotional healing in longstanding situations. Issues around trust and/or intimacy become important, as do finances and security. The lunar eclipse (23rd) might feel lighter and brighter for you as it’s about changing perspective or view of things; sometimes quite literally via travel or education, but especially through communication. All this coincides with Spring Equinox (20th), which is a time of year that suits your nature, and always refreshes your sense of clarity and passion.

Virgo
24th August – 22nd September
The planets show it’s all going on at once during March, which can overwhelm your urge for order and efficiency if you forget that you enjoy the creative conflict in organising chaos. There are two important eclipses (9th and 23rd) which are about situations unfolding with long-term impact. The first eclipse links to new turning points in relationships, contracts and agreements; the second is about things coming to a head related to self-worth, values, income, and purchases. Some situations this month can’t be sorted all at once; some can’t be sorted without opening your mind and/or heart to new possibilities. Either way, mess and muddle can be part of the perfect path.

Libra
23rd September – 23rd October
As March begins there’s a lot you feel prepared for, but some things you don’t feel ready for. There’s an emphasis on seeking solutions (and finding them) especially around solar eclipse time (9th), and midmonth. Eclipses are important because they indicate events with long-term significance, and there’s a second eclipse (23rd) with extra importance because it’s in your sign, and also because it coincides with events that challenge your current perception of yourself; especially in key relationships. It’s like a reboot or update to your system, with a temporary pause in connection and communication while restart occurs. After that you feel ready for anything.

Scorpio
24th October – 22nd November
There’s a bunch of planets, including a powerful solar eclipse (9th) in the most creative zone of your chart this month. It means this is the perfect time to learn about Law of Attraction and your innate power to manifest your dreams into reality (by thinking about what you want; not what you don’t want). It means lots of activity around projects and plans, peppered with plenty of opportunity for romance and fun; with a sense of ‘destiny’ or déjà vu in the mix too. There’s also a second eclipse on the 23rd which symbolises significant situations coming to a head involving justice, fairness, balance and equilibrium.

Sagittarius
23rd November – 21st December
Mighty Mars, planet of action and momentum is in your sign from the 5th, so be crystal clear with yourself about what you want; especially during the final week when you start to restructure or re-establish your role in certain situations. There are two big eclipses on the 9th and 23rd, indicating events with potential to shape things long-term in a significant way. Solar eclipse on the 9th suggests new beginnings and turning points relating to home, family, your past, and your comfort zone. Lunar eclipse on the 23rd is about events coming to a head, with new phases related to friendship, fun, groups and gatherings.

Capricorn
22nd December – 20th January
There are two eclipses in March. Eclipses indicate events holding long-term significance and purpose. The first on the 9th deals in a big way with communication and information exchange and lots of planets currently in this area of your chart indicates more energy and activity for these situations too; key dates are 9th, 11th, 14th, and 17th. The second eclipse on the 23rd is about turning points and new phases linked to status and ambition, with emphasis on home and family and comfort zones. Your ruler Saturn is retrograde from the 25th, till August, indicating you’re restructuring and reorganising in a significant way. Don’t resist your process.

Aquarius
21st January – 18th February
Two eclipses during March (9th and 23rd) suggest this is a month in which events have long-term significance or deeper meaning and purpose, especially in relation to certain areas of your life. The solar eclipse on the 9th takes place in your self-worth and income chart which means your values, self-esteem, and relationship with money are highlighted areas. Plenty of other planets are involved too, which increases the activity and momentum in situations (especially 12th, 14th, 17th, 20th). The full moon eclipse (23rd) is about communication, information, and learning that inspires important changes in your perspective or mind-set; and a long-term learning curve comes to a head.

Pisces
19th February – 20th March
Much of the planet action revolves around Pisces during March, which suggests this could be a standout month for you. On the 9th it’s the first of two eclipses, and it’s in your sign. It’s a solar eclipse, indicating important new beginnings unfolding with long-term impact. There’s a balancing act between nourishing your own needs, and putting time in to expand partnerships, contracts and agreements with others, and this is emphasised by the lunar eclipse on the 23rd which speaks of turning points linked to self-worth, income and shared finance. Stand out dates for harmony and romance are 12th and 14th, while 5th and 25th are productive, if pressured.