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April 2017

April gets off to a tough start with a blocked, irritable, challenging, slightly risky Mars trine Pluto on the 6th, followed by a stuck Aries Sun square Pluto on the 9th. On the upside Venus moving into sensitive, seductive Pisces on the 3rd, staying till the 28th, will soften a few rough edges. And a lucky, enthusiastic opposition from Jupiter to the Sun will lift spirits on the 7th. The widening Uranus Pluto has another ripple with the lively, disruptive Sun conjunction to Uranus on the 14th,before settling into a calmer gear with a trine to sensible Saturn four days later.

There are several retrogrades – Saturn and Pluto which will be negligible – and Mercury in Taurus from the 9th causing a few hitches and glitches into early May.

From the 20th the Sun slides into down-to-earth, indulgent Taurus for four weeks just as Mars exits into chatty, argumentative Gemini two days later. The Venus hops cheerfully into Aries on the 28th – so a month of mixes, chopping and changing, but the start apart, should not be too stressful.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

3: Venus into Pisces till the 28th – sensitive, self-protective, kind, timid, creative.

6: Mars in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn – high-octane energy, risky, impatient with restrictions.

Saturn in Sagittarius retrograde until late August – less opinionated, more thoughtful.

7: Sun in Aries opposition Jupiter in Libra – can be confident to over confident, promises more than can deliver, exuberant and lazy.

8: Venus in Pisces square Saturn – cool romantic, separated in love, good for business-like charm.

9: Sun square Pluto – requires perseverance to shift stuck situations.

Mercury retrograde till May 3rd – communication delays and muddles.

11: Full Moon in Libra – pulled in two directions

14: Sun conjunct Uranus in Aries – excitable, uncompromising, sudden changes, impulsive.

15: Venus direct in Pisces – slightly more outgoing

17: Venus sextile Mars in Taurus – passionately enthusiastic, sociable

Sun trine Saturn – practical, good for planning

19: Sun into Taurus for four weeks – earthy, enduring, possessive, likes pleasuring the sense.

20: Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive, talkative.

Pluto retrograde till late September – some financial and practical plans need re-thought.

Mercury retrogrades into Aries till May 16th – straightforward, outspoken, not tactful.

21: Mars into Gemini till June 4th – lively conversations and discussions which can get heated.

Venus square Saturn – chilly emotionally

24: Mercury trine Saturn – sensible, practical chats

26: New Moon in Taurus – new beginnings

28: Venus into Aries till June 6th – upfront about love, irrepressible, doesn’t take rejection to heart, sociable.

Mercury conjunct Uranus – bright ideas, overly truthful.

 

OUTER PLANETS:

Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

March

A softer Neptunian start to the month will make for a vague, dreamy, maybe disappointing mood. But Jupiter Uranus on the 3rd will bring a spark of luck; and two days later a spine-straightening Mars Saturn will get life back on track. The emotionally sensitive and self-protective Pisces Sun will ebb and flow until the 20th with a setback around the 17th. Luckily Mars moving into earthy, practical Taurus on the 10th for several weeks will be better adapted to seek realistic solutions to problems and bring common sense to bear as well as determination.

Venus in Aries all month will be romantically upfront, aiming for enjoyment and entertainment. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Faint heart never won in the love stakes.

Then the Aries Sun bounces into place from the 20th for four weeks which will bring a fiery, inspirational mood where risks can be taken and new plans actioned. A surge of high confidence (a touch too much in certain cases) on the 30th from Jupiter square Pluto will finish the month on a high. Just don’t think rules won’t apply since transgressions could backfire.

 

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

2: Sun conjunct Neptune in Pisces – head in the clouds, kind but can be undermining.

3: Jupiter in Libra opposition Uranus – adventurous, risk-taking, relieves tension though not always realistic.

4: Venus in Aries retrograde till April 15th – romance on a go slow, more inner work required.

Mercury conjunct Neptune in Pisces – vague, evasive, can’t concentrate, intuitive.

5: Mars in Aries trine Saturn – requires perseverance, grit and self-discipline to reach goals.

7: Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive, talking constantly, creative.

8: Mercury sextile Pluto – deep thinking, persuasive

9: Sun sextile Pluto – get it together, lessons learned, can now move ahead decisively.

10: Mars into Taurus till April 21st – ultra-determined, resourceful, stubborn, jealous, acquisitive.

12: Mercury square Saturn – serious, gloomy.

Full Moon in Virgo – pulled in two directions

13: Mercury into Aries till 31 March – upfront, straightforward, not devious, speak before think.

17: Sun square Saturn – mistakes surface, delays, setbacks, requires practical action.

18: Mercury conjunct Venus in Aries – sweet words, charming

20: Sun into Aries for four weeks – restless, full of initiative, good for starting new projects, not tactful but can be relied on for straight answers.

24: Mercury square Pluto – negative or overly stubborn.

Mercury opposite Jupiter – the opposite, overly positive, definitely wanting to be heard

25: Sun conjunct Venus in Aries – romantic, flirtatious, indulgent, extravagant, charming

26: Mercury conjunct Uranus in Aries – bright inspirations, impulsive opinion-giving, low boredom threshold

27: Mars in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces – can be glamorous or publicity attracting, also low energy

28: New Moon in Aries – new beginnings

29: Mercury in Aries trine Saturn – sensible, good for planning.

30: Jupiter in Libra square Pluto – pushily confident, achievement-oriented but need to keep within bounds.

31: Mercury into Taurus till April 20th – practical, realistic, slow to make up mind, stubborn.

 

OUTER PLANETS

Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late December 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till May 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. Then in Taurus for seven years.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

February 2017

A Lunar and a Solar Eclipse this month will make it one filled with anticipation. Eclipses lay down a challenge to change life in some way, usually in the chart area ruled by the house in which it falls. It can feel like a crisis but in reality it’s an opportunity to upgrade and improve that area if the right steps are taken and followed through. Out in the world they usually accompany significant events.

The Aquarius Sun until the 18th is well supported by good aspects from lively Uranus, lucky and successful Jupiter, and sensible Saturn; with the Lunar Eclipse in Leo/Aquarius giving a wake-up call around the 11th. Since this is an especially powerful Full Moon, the hint is to find a better balance in life.

Venus in romantically upfront Aries from the 3rd will add a splash of adventure to love and social activities. Mercury in inquiring, stubborn and argumentative Aquarius from the 7th will keep conversations lively.

The Pisces Sun from the 18th for four weeks will be more emotional, self-protective and creative. It won’t appreciate the hard and aggressive Mars in Aries square Pluto on the 22nd which is usually frustrating, enraging, trapped and sometimes risky. By the Solar Eclipse (New Moon) on the 26th the mood will be volatile. The Eclipse itself promises pleasant surprises, but there’s a disruptive Mars square Uranus and over-confident opposition to Jupiter the next day, so the good news may take a few days to percolate through. Eclipses have an effect for several months ahead.

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

2: Mercury in Capricorn square Jupiter – confident, promising more than can deliver.

3: Venus into Aries till March 10th – socially active, upfront about feelings and undeterred by rejections.

6: Jupiter retrograde in Libra till early June – good luck harder to come by; a time to work on inner ideals.

7: Mercury into Aquarius till 25th – curious, wide ranging interests, obstinate and tolerant at the same time.

9: Sun in Aquarius sextile Uranus – new opportunities, positive changes.

10: Mercury sextile Venus – harmonious chats, sweet words.

11: Lunar Eclipse in Leo/Aquarius – need to find a better balance.

Sun trine Jupiter – lucky, lazy, good news.

14: Sun sextile Saturn – practical, common sense, good for planning and work.

16: Mercury sextile Mars – lively debates.

18: Sun into Pisces for four weeks – dreamy, emotionally sensitive, artistic.

21: Mercury sextile Uranus – bright ideas, inspired chats.

Mercury trine Jupiter – confident, upbeat.

22: Mars in Aries square Pluto – bulldozer meets brick wall, stuck, furious, avoid confrontations and difficult people.

23: Mercury sextile Saturn – sensible, practical

25: Mercury into Pisces until March 13 – kind, vague, evasive.

26: Solar Eclipse in Pisces – new beginnings but need to be pro-active.

27: Mars conjunct Uranus – explosive, disruptive, no compromise.

Mars opposition Jupiter – over pushy, chancers’ charter.

 

OUTER PLANETS:

Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

January 2017

The New Year opens on the 1st with a Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces which can be creative, ethereal, glamorous but will most likely go the other way to be an energy slump with paralysed activity. It just depends which planet takes the lead. Mars can make Neptune’s dreams come true; or Neptune can undercut Mars’ dynamic energy and morale. Venus joins both in Pisces from the 3rd till early February which is romantic, daydreamy, kind but not always realistic.

Luckily the practical Capricorn Sun holds sway until the 19th, admittedly having to push through a few hoops with a challenging conjunction to Pluto on the 7th followed by a jolting square to Uranus on the 10th. Happily Jupiter follows along by the 12th to boost morale and sprinkle a little luck around.

Mars continues in watery Pisces, not its happiest sign, until nearly the month’s end, forming a tough-minded sextile to Pluto on the 11th and an irritable, accident-prone square to Mars on the 19th. Then with great relief it accelerates into Aries on the 28th to stay till early March, sweeping all obstacles to one side.

By that time the Sun from the 19th has moved into airy, communicative, stubborn Aquarius for four weeks.

 

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

1: Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces – inspiring or lack-lustre

3: Venus into Pisces till February 3rd – a true romantic, seductive, sympathetic, but prone to building castles in the air and getting disappointed, self-protective emotionally.

Mercury sextile Venus – whispering sweet nothings in the right ear, harmonious.

4: Mercury retrogrades into Sagittarius till the 12th – outspoken, lively chats.

7: Sun conjunct Pluto in Capricorn – slow going a few days before, pushing against resistance or obstacles. Takes real effort to achieve goals.

8: Mercury direct in Sagittarius – communication glitches and delays disappear.

10: Sun square Uranus in Aries – sudden surprises, no one wants to compromise.

11: Mars in Pisces sextile Pluto – depth insights bring solution to problem. Effort required.

12: Sun square Jupiter in Libra – confident, optimistic, lazy.

Full Moon in Cancer – pulled in two directions.

Mercury into Capricorn till February 7th – talking focussed towards practical ends, realistic.

Venus conjunct Neptune – compassionate, disappointed in love.

19: Mars square Saturn in Sagittarius – impatient as delays and setbacks pile up. Passive aggressive. Grit teeth, then explode.

Sun into Aquarius for four weeks – inventive, tech-minded, wanting to chat, explore, friendly.

20: Venus sextile Pluto – persuasive, sociable, seductive.

23: Mercury sextile Neptune – vague, evasive, kind.

27: Venus square Saturn – cool romantically, separated in love, sophisticated.

28: New Moon in Aquarius – focussed

Mars into Aries till March 10th – full steam ahead, not sensitive or tactful, but will waken life up.

29: Mercury conjunct Pluto – intense chats, dogmatic, negative.

Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others, that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.

December 2016

After a lacklustre start, the month zips up with more enthusiasm and then runs into a few delays and setbacks. The adventurous Sagittarius Sun will be undermined by Neptune, and restricted by Saturn, but given a morale boost by Jupiter. So the first half will be one step forward and one back. Luckily Mercury in practical Capricorn will sort out a few tangles. And a friendly Venus in Aquarius after the 7th will make parties and leisure activities fun. Taking the rough with the smooth will help. After mid month Mars moves out of outspoken Aquarius into creative and sensitive Pisces till late January. This will foster artistic activities especially physical ones like dance, and be less confrontational than of late.

The Capricorn Sun after the 21st for four weeks is renowned for being a workaholic but it also has an earthy, super-indulgent streak which will also want out to play. Two notable influences mark the final days. One is Saturn trine Uranus which suggests that new plans can be put into gear which marry the best of the old with the best of the new. No tremendous upheavals, just steady progress of a constructive variety. And Jupiter opposing Uranus which is lively, lucky, risk-taking and usually relieves tension.

 

PLANETARY ASPECTS:

1: Sun in Sagittarius square Neptune – vague, low energy, kind.

2: Mars in Aquarius trine Jupiter – great for starting new projects. Exuberance mix with luck.

Mercury into Capricorn till January 4th – practical, sensible.

3: Mars sextile Saturn – disciplined, hard-working.

7: Mars sextile Uranus – lively, innovative, risk-taking

Venus into Aquarius till January 3rd – great for friendships and team relationships. Any group activities prosper. Not jealous or possessive.

9: Sun sextile Jupiter – confident, good news financially or in other ways

10: Mercury sextile Neptune – kind. Vague

Sun conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius – mistakes need faced, sorted out, serious, not indulgent or high in entertainment value.

12: Sun trine Uranus – bight ideas, inspirational, experimental, grasp new opportunities.

14: Full Moon in Gemini – pulled in two directions.

19: Mars into Pisces till January 28th – dislikes arguments, tends to slide round problems, loves yoga and dancing.

Mercury retrograde in Capricorn till January 8th – communication glitches and hitches.

21: Sun into Capricorn for four weeks – ambitious socially and in career. Practical, though also keen on pleasures of the flesh, restless, has initiative.

25: Saturn trine Uranus – balanced between stability and change.

Venus trine Jupiter – frivolous, charming, sociable, indulgent

Venus sextile Uranus – romantic fun, flirtatious.

Venus sextile Saturn – coolly sophisticated.

26: Jupiter opposition Uranus – a lucky break, new opportunity, risk-taking, fun.

27: Mercury sextile Neptune – vague, kind.

Sun sextile Mars – assertive, energetic.

28: Sun conjunct Mercury – chatty, in mental overdrive.

Mercury sextile Mars – upfront chats.

29: New Moon in Capricorn – new beginnings.

Uranus in Aries direct – new plans can move faster.

30: Sun sextile Neptune – sympathetic, drifting and daydreaming.

 

OUTER PLANETS

Jupiter in Libra from September 9th 2016 until October 11 2017 – keen on reaching better agreements with others that are fair to all, expansive for one-to-one partnerships.

Saturn: In Sagittarius from September 19th 2015 till late 2017 – serious about knowledge, education, legal matters, religion. Defensive about criticism, self-righteous.

Uranus: In Aries from 1 March 2011 till 2018 – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead.

Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.

Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.