Monday, December 29, 2008

January Horoscopes

Wow, 2009 eh! Have a Happy New Year with the January Horoscopes...

21st March – 20th April

Fabulous start to the year; three important planets are at the top of your chart, showing big focus on long-term goals and commitments. The sun here symbolises creativity and pulling power for plans, while Pluto is about shedding skins; letting go to make room for new experience, and Mars, the planet that rules your sign, is about priorities. Top priority is plans that are slow to ripen; unusual for the Ram who likes everything done yesterday, but that’s what happens with this Mars mood. And of course, January can feel a bumpy ride at times, but be honest, you’d be bored otherwise.

21st April – 21st May

Expansion orientated Jupiter arrives in the long-term goals section of your chart for the next year, breathing new life into tired old plans, and midmonth it might feel there’s some kind of resolution to tension left over from late last year. It’s not down to the planets themselves of course; it’s all down to your changing perspective and ideas that are being strongly mirrored through current planet patterns. Especially so around the 26th, when circumstances around the new moon eclipse (new long-term cycle) is about revealing your most freedom-seeking side in all its unconditional and uncompromising nature.

22nd May – 21st June

To get the new year off with an interesting twist, your ruler Mercury begins a retrograde cycle (appearing to move backwards), during the full moon around the 11th. Full moons symbolise strong energy building and releasing, and the pressure can be tangible. This one takes place across the trust/security axis of your chart, and might feel like loose ends being tied up on tense events last midmonth. Mercury’s change of direction is about a change in thinking, a review or reassessment, during which a significant new moon eclipse (new long-term phase), gets under way from the 26th.

22nd June – 22nd July

Two important events this month: first a full moon in your sign on the 11th works like an emotional amplifier; meaning that if a situation feels good, it’s going to feel even better, but any situation you’ve ignored your feelings or gut instinct is going to feel off balance. Secondly, there’s a new moon eclipse on the 26th. Eclipses set the tone for the next 6 months or more, and this one takes place in the trust angle of your chart. So trust issues, the unknown, intimacy, un/guardedness, etc etc, are going to be key themes.

23rd July – 23rd August

Expansion-seeking planet Jupiter is now in the relationship angle of your chart for the next year. Jupiter energy really is the bringer of jollity, apparently due to its eternal ability to see the bright side of any scenario, but really it’s because Jupiter knows how to plug into the bigger picture, which always results in an abundance of expansive opportunities (and soothingly wise sayings) when needed. Expect all partnerships to take on the flavour of this Jupiter energy from January, especially around the 26th when a fabulous new moon eclipse sets a vibe for the months to come.

24th August – 22nd September

Your ruler, mind planet Mercury, is retrograde from the 11th (appearing to move backwards), which represents a turning point or change in direction. It’s really a change in perspective that inspires any action, as looking at things that bit differently moves you differently too. My fave part of January for Virgo is the new moon eclipse on the 26th. Eclipses set the scene for months to come, and this one is solution-orientated and has opportunity planet Jupiter in the picture while Mars meets Mercury, strengthening the courage of your conviction regarding long-standing either/or dilemma’s.

23rd September – 23rd October

Since transformation planet Pluto moved into the angle of your chart ruling comfort zones and emotional attachments, you’ve been busy clearing clutter that blocks the new emotional space your more than ready to move into. There’s plenty of time with that as it’s a step by step process, but this month there’s other planets involved, including your relationship indicator, which shows how what’s happening at the moment depends on partnership and joint forces. A new moon eclipse in the most creative zone of your chart on the 26th highlights this under unusual or unexpected circumstances.

24th October – 22nd November

Both your ruling planets, Mars and Pluto start the year in the communication angle of your chart, reflecting the importance that contact and connections have for you now. Pluto transforms what it touches, while Mars fires and motivates, so there’s a lot of power in your message at the moment, and as Pluto is also the planet of trust, it’s also about how far confidence in your own words can take you. The eclipse on the 26th marks the start of a new path somehow. Again, it’s a powerful time for communication, so choose words that reflect the new path not the old.

23rd November – 21st December

Your ruler Jupiter (planet of positive perspectives and opportunity-orientated approaches) is moving into the angle of your chart that deals with communication. It’s a move that lasts the year, and will reflect a change in emphasis or mood in you, from resource building or security seeking, to dialogue making or contact creating. You’ll get the idea of this shift in vibe during the days of the new moon eclipse around the 26th, as events around that time show a recognisable theme, which thread a pattern through months to come.

22nd December – 20th January

The sun is in your sign till the 20th, along with feisty Mars. Solar energy is creative and illuminating, while Mars energy is about motivation and inspiration. And remember that transformation planet Pluto is still at a significant spot in your chart, so put it all together and you have real potential for any New Year’s resolutions to have lasting effect. The new moon eclipse (new long-term phase) is on the 26th, and events around that time seem designed to be seeds for what unfolds in future months; what matters now just keeps on mattering.

21st January – 18th February

Fabulous! Jupiter, planet of opportunity, broadmindedness, wise old sayings and bad Christmas cracker jokes, is moving into your sign for a year-long stay. Last time was 12 years ago, so think back then for memories of effortless expansion (traditionally it’s around the waistline when Jupiter visits your own sign), or any urges to broaden horizons, or undertake seeker/quest style journeys. On the 26th there’s a new moon eclipse (new long-term phase) in your sign with Jupiter right at the centre. The vibe around that time is important; it’s going to be inspiring your focus for months to come.

19th February – 20th March

Jupiter is important for you, being one of the planets that rules your sign, and this month it starts a journey through the most psychic angle of your chart. When you aren’t in sceptic mode you’re one of the most psychic signs of the zodiac, so the ESP experience won’t feel that weird, especially as Jupiter works much like a guardian angel in this context. It’s all about that sense of knowing there’s a bigger picture to tap into, and you don’t need to know how it works to get the benefit. Events around the eclipse on the 26th will support you on this.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

New Moon In Capricorn And Byron Katie

It's AGES since I wrote anything here, so a Capricorn new moon with Saturn in Virgo is just the ticket to feel guilty about not keeping up to speed with something :)

There's 6 planets in Capricorn at the moment: Sun and moon together (making the new moon), Jupiter, Mercury, Pluto of course, and Mars which has just moved into this sign, right next to Pluto. That's a lot of planet energy focusing in a Capricorn way. Capricorn loves taking responsibility and being the boss, because its the boss who makes the rules, and as there's nothing better for Cap than following the rules, the only way to make sure you're going to like telling yourself what you 'should' be doing, is to be the one who makes the rules. Capricorn is also the sign associated with time, age, and the awareness of mortality, so it's no surprise that Old Father Time is connected to this month, as the old year passes away and a new year starts, and I feel it's the time we feel stress and pressure the most too (stress and pressure aka 'resistance' in current spiritual thinking)... the holiday season does that to people it seems... but it's all that responsibility, all that following rules and traditions; and especially with Capricorn ruler Saturn in the sign of Virgo the perfectionist at the moment, it brings out the 'get it right or it means you are wrong' kind of thinking. And mix this with a fiery Mars and intense Pluto coming together things can easily feel heavy and traumatic right now.

So as there's this new moon (new beginning) happening today through the qualities of Capricorn, and as Mercury, planet of thoughts and communication, is also in this sign, and as Mars is the planet of action and motiviation while Pluto is the planet of transformation, this seems like a good time for Byron Katie's approach to alleviating stress and pressure, to lessen that load of the Capricorn burden a bit... her method is called 'The Work', which is a hugely Capricorn name in itself, and it's a four step approach. You take a thought that is bothering you, upsetting you, obsessing you, weighing you down, or that you feel you have no option about, and you ask:

-is it really true, yes or no?
-can I know this with absolute certainty?
-how do I react when I believe this thought?
-who would I be without this thought?
...then turn the thought around (eg, he never listens to me becomes I never listen to me, etc). The process is outlined in detail at her website here

if you think this sounds simplistic, have a look at her in action using the process with a woman who has a 'he shouldn't lie' thought. Fabulous!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

December Horoscopes

My horoscopes for December are out. Have a look and see what's going on for your sign here