2008 Horoscope Forecast
Pisces, the Fishes in 2008
friends, hopes and wishes...
Friends, groups, community and partnership will be the issues as the Heavens turn to the element of Earth with Saturn, the measurer of effort in Virgo while Jupiter, the lord of fortune and Pluto, lord of the underworld move through Capricorn. Practical dealings and material accomplishments in tandem with others will be the themes and means by which you can make personal advancement or a change of direction. It's not just what you do, it's with whom you do it, Pisces! You may have to give up some of that desire you have for solitude or privacy as group activities, friends and important projects shine a light to the road ahead.
With Jupiter, the lord of fortune in Capricorn, this is a stellar year as far as friends and hopes for the future are concerned. New contacts and fresh ideas will urge you into further realms of knowledge, or on into new community associations. New horizons, interests or beliefs will put a spring in your step. You will be gregarious, taking an interest in friendship and forming associations that will expand your world. New people will introduce new ideas and themes to you. You'll pursue goals with vigour and a better grasp of what you can achieve by sharing the load or joining in. The influence of others will add quality or diversity to the dreams of your own heart. You'll either teach or learn during this transit, forming stimulating contacts or beginning group activity. A broader understanding of life in its diversity comes to you and new connections lead you on the path of success. Some of you will be recognized publicly for the work you do. Achievement comes through practical connections and good business acumen.
Jupiter is in forward motion as the year begins, turns retrograde on May 9th then moves ahead again on Sep 8th. The mighty Lord of Fortune remains in Capricorn for the balance of the year, urging you to find your way through the practical realities as much as through the aspirations and ideals that call you.
Jan 28th sees Pluto, lord of the underworld follow Jupiter into Capricorn, entering there for the first time since the Eighteenth Century. Intense relations arise with friends or groups and you are driven towards new activities or ventures in order to find success or freedom. Powerful relationships and teachings will become influential in your life. You may find a teacher, but you may also become one as you embrace new ideas or interests. Seek success or friendship with fierce determination. The influence of Pluto will unfold over the years to come, realigning your hopes and wishes and creating new or powerful links with your community.
Love and Money
Your year in romance will not present a soft landing. It will bring demands, obligations or, in fact, a whole new era in your personal life. It won't be a year of 'sweet nothings' or 'bedroom heat', though you can expect a bit of that. However, you will gain much more that is of enduring value by forging a working bond with someone close. In fact, you need to learn new skills or methods to deal with the changing spectrum of your partnership situation. Health or work concerns will influence, alter or even build a relationship for you. Some of you will come to work closer with a loved one where others will find that 'long term' change in your loved one's life or interests may take the two of you down different roads. All of this is due, of course, to Saturn in the sign of the Virgin.
Saturn, measurer of effort is in Virgo and your solar seventh house, bringing changes with partnership and making this a potent period for relationships. For some, there will be an increase in responsibilities as you enter a new phase with loved ones. For others there may be a break or separation in a close tie. Separation may mark the end of a cycle. Singles among you may enter into an important relationship that will be part of your future. You struggle at times with the commitment this requires, but can benefit greatly if you work to understand what the relationship asks of you and how to give that while remaining an independent being. Don't focus on the outcome, focus on the methods you use to create your boundaries and your sense of commitment.
If you're in a close relationship, this can be a make-or-break period, as you encounter obstacles or opposition with your loved one. There may be a conflict of interest or practice or it may be you will pursue different courses or take different directions. If you deal with these matters patiently, you will come through to a stronger situation and a better sense of your bond. Some of you will find partners or close associates ask more of you, while others find that partners need more distance or freedom. In either case, negotiate a position, then step up to meet the requirements. Watch health and energy in this process, as you'll often be asked to give the most at the point where you're most tired or stretched. Don't be afraid to step forward. The more you take on, the greater will be the reward at the end of the journey.
Saturn starts the year in retrograde motion, moves forward on May 3rd and continues that way til year's end.
Home and Family
Warrior Mars is moving in reverse in Gemini, clashing with Pluto, lord of the underworld on the bell of New Year. Home will be a place of activity, interest or change. For some, there will be a move, generated by change in the outer world or due to changes in career, profession or in dealings with authority. You'll move because you need to or have to. Such a move will take place at speed. It may well be final, as there will be no going back. A conflict emerges over ownership or control. You take on someone who has a fierce or determined disposition. Show determination yourself and negotiate.
For others, there will be change at home as you undertake renovations, improvements or repairs. Such things may be overdue or brought about by external conditions. Problem areas include wiring, communications equipment or vehicles kept at home. If you're working on the home, take care with safety. Watch yourself with sharp edges, blunt objects and metal. Use protective head or hand gear. Males present a strong presence in family or domestic life. Difficulties arise with someone who is testy or overly energetic. You may have to deal with someone at home who doesn't have freedom of movement or energy, thus requiring care.
Powerful events outside of your control generate change with home life or the family situation. You may need to leave, make a new start or regenerate home life through interest, activity or effort, but home will definitely be a place of activity this year. Some frustration or confusion is likely to be connected with that. Things may be chaotic at times as you find yourself constantly halfway through something or changing from one task to another. It is hard to find a settled pattern, so it's best to go with the flow! In the end, if there is upheaval or change, take positive and determined action and you will somehow be able to begin again. Negotiate or face the obstacles in order to win what you want from your home situation or your family life. A landmark change will bring a new era. Some of you receive a huge upgrade or uplift in home life. Others need or want to go back basics and begin again.
Work and Health
The Lunar North Node is in Aquarius while the South Node is in Leo. Health concerns may trouble you this year and you may look to change your routines or circumstances in order to find the right measure for daily life. Some of you are searching for new truths or practices to take you away from the mundane situation that you're in. Others will find that a health condition or a switch in work circumstances changes the vista before you. Either way, you'll seek change or change will find you.
Under this influence, you will make unusual contacts, touching new people or their beliefs and will find yourself on a search for meaning or embracing new ideas or interests. Some of you will form an attachment to a spiritual group or community, while others journey to the inner world, encountering hidden truths or exploring the hidden realms of your creative or spiritual potential. A health or spiritual concern may take you out of current employment or activity. Some of you are rolling along in the normal fashion till a change in health or personal contacts opens another door. April, May and June see new influences or people at work in your spiritual life, or somehow touching your inner world and moving you towards change. You find yourself searching for new meaning in your endeavours and may look for work or activity that reflects that. You'll need to learn to let go of the past, emotionally or spiritually and begin again. Faith may bring the comfort you're looking for.
With Venus the goddess in fiery Sagittarius, career or professional matters will feature, especially in the social whirl. Mix business and pleasure, for a career phase is in the wind where you'll deal with people socially or operate with members of the public. Functions or occasions will play a part in professional life. You will negotiate professionally or you will deal with staff. You need to operate in a caring or sensitive manner. As there is a touch of tension between Venus and Saturn in Virgo, you may have to stand away from a familiar contact or a close relationship in order to pursue new interests or activities. Be prepared to spend time apart from your loved one due to career or professional involvements.
Jupiter is in Capricorn, urging you onward and upward as you find new friends, join in with group activities, or share in the efforts of like-minded people. It's time to take a greater part in your own community, or join with a community of purpose. You will embrace new ideas or interests on the road to fulfilling your hopes and wishes. Be ready for professional or career changes or developments as you seek to participate in new activities or join a new group or circle. Connections will provide the possibility of advancement that you seek. Your breadth of contacts will contribute to your opportunities. It's the right time to become socially involved, or active with those in the business community. Business projects incline to social responsibility or benefit for the wider social spectrum.
Mercury moves into retrograde (reverse) motion three times a year for about three weeks each time. This phase heralds a time of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect arrangements, travel, transport, appliances, machinery and communications. The breakdowns that occur are a function of neglect, inattention, simple misunderstandings or component failure. They will often bring to the fore the very contingency we should have planned for and didn't. When the retrograde phase occurs, watch out for such possibilities as well as putting off major decision-making or the signing of crucial documents and agreements. We tend to miss things while Mercury is in reverse motion and then have to come back and do them again. A process of review in the retrograde phase can efficiently show where problems might lie and help us with damage control or the mending of things. Double check arrangements at these times! What you think you've said and what others have understood will often prove to be two different things.
Mercury's first reverse motion cycle begins in Aquarius on Jan 28th. Communication will test you in this period. You may be absorbed in reflection, or distracted and unable to concentrate. It's difficult to focus on tasks or routines as you have other projects or ideas on your mind. You may be worried or uninterested in what's going on around you. It's hard to understand what others say or what they mean. Misunderstandings will affect arrangements or communications. You need to go over what's been said or organized. As far as work is concerned, you'll need to go back over old ground or make a remedy for a past mistake or problem. You may be a target for unwarranted criticism or you may find others have been talking about you behind your back. You come to inner realizations about what's needed for your creative or spiritual life. Focus on the inner world will cost you in the outer, but it may be worth it. The busy messenger moves forward again on Feb 19th.
Mercury's second reverse motion cycle begins in Gemini on May 26th, bringing difficulty at home due to problems with tools, equipment or appliances or because of poor or confusing communications. It will be hard to coordinate schedules. You'll need a 'heart to heart' with someone at home to get things straight. If you're working at home, take care with servicing or safety, especially electrics. Unexpected news or communications will catch you out or alter your plans. There will be difficulty dealing with someone talkative or over-energised. It may be that someone is impeded from movement or communication and everyone suffers. Siblings or neighbours trouble the home and things will need sorting. Travel arrangements or vehicles may be a problem in organizing movements in or out of the domicile. As Mercury clashes with Uranus moving into reverse, much of this will arise with sudden or dramatic speed. Mercury moves forward on Jun 19th.
Mercury's final reverse motion cycle begins in Libra on Sep 24th. Money will be on your mind and problems or confusion emerge affecting joint finance. Late payments will be a concern. Unexpected expenses or a delay in one area affect others. You'll have to negotiate with those involved in finance. Be ready for wrangles or disputes over money; you'll need to discuss differences to resolve them. You may change your financial advisers, or you may find someone you rely on is away or out of touch. Review current financial structures due to changes in the financial picture. Keep financial matters close to your chest, especially if party to secrets or to matters discussed in confidence. Misunderstandings or confusion are likely to affect fiscal dealings. Double check the paperwork and don't sign anything until this period ends. A tempting possibility may fade or dissolve, making you glad you stayed out of it. Mercury moves forward on Oct 15th.
Your New Moon comes on Mar 7th, conjoined with revolutionary Uranus and under the protection of Jupiter, the lord of fortune. You will make a new start that somehow reveals a change of direction, of image or in personal relations. You will turn your life around or you will see things from a new or altered point of view. Be willing to throw in your lot with friends, for you will have group support for new endeavours. There may be a new romantic link, or you may enter a new phase of relations with your loved one. If you feel excitable or restless, you may decide upon an unusual remedy for your situation. Feeling whimsical? You may actually be ready for a full-blown change in personal life or relations. Be conscious of the demands or requirements that others have; be ready to strike out on your own behalf. Luck or opportunity will offer new directions.
Your Full Moon comes on Sep 15th. Demands or obligations are in the air from partners or close associates and you'll be asked to meet them. You'll respond in an unusual or an uncharacteristic fashion. You may be pulled between individual concerns or interests and your obligations to a group or community. You may suddenly choose to take on a new role or direction. It's time to break from what has been the pattern of obligation or duty and undertake something on your own behalf. For some, an issue or concern with a child will alter your attitudes or involvements. For others, a creative venture or activity will alter your commitments. There may be a flash of romantic fire! There may be a sudden change in your affections.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often indicate the end of a cycle or a significant change in the direction or pattern of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse falls. Eclipses of the Sun affect work, direction and relations with people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon affect matters of home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and children. Both may affect your health.
A Solar Eclipse comes with the New Moon in Aquarius on Feb 7th, marking a tiring time that can bring minor health concerns. You will find yourself questioning your beliefs or the direction of your life. Step back from a form of religious or spiritual involvement to reflect on such matters, or just find your own way. Old beliefs eventually pass, leaving room for a new understanding to come. A departure, an absence or a loss affects you personally. Is it time to end a cycle of involvement, or an association? The actions or views of someone will surprise or shock you. You may lose track of an involvement or an interest, as you find yourself less interested in things around you and more focused on the inner world than the outer.
A Lunar Eclipse comes with the Full Moon in Virgo on Feb 21st, stimulating a change or a break in relations with a partner or close associate. This is an actual end for some as circumstances change. For others, it's a break or a shift in direction that will affect the nature or operations of your relationship. There will somehow be a shift of the balance or attention between you. Health is a factor for some. For others, a new work situation or the development or new skills or methods will affect things. A partner may cease a line of activity, a routine practice or a job in order to look in a new direction. A partner or close associate may go through personal change and seek a new style of life.
A Solar Eclipse comes with the New Moon in Leo on Aug 1st. Breaks or changes affect work, health or daily routine. Some Fish are at the end of a cycle with work or health. For others, there may be delay or disruption that affects work or your health regime. Co-workers or relations with the public could be set for change. Prepare to move to different duties, as you come into contact with different people. The setting for work may alter; a strong-willed authority figure may depart. The activities you use to stay healthy may alter or be subject to changes or delays. You may deal with a new or different individual connected with your heath routines. Take the time to address a health matter, especially if it affects your situation at work. Be ready to leave behind a set of duties or the job itself.
A Lunar Eclipse comes with the Full Moon in Aquarius on Aug 16th, awakening an unexpected outburst or upset from someone near you. This may be revealing in one way or another and may just mark the end of passage of dealings or interaction. Someone is likely to depart the scene of your life or work quite unexpectedly. Minor health concerns arise, leaving you weakened or needing time out to rest or recuperate. You will end by feeling disillusioned, or you may be upset or worried over where your life is going (or not going). Disillusion, loss of interest or an emotional low is in the wind. Be ready to make changes over your beliefs or your sense of trust. If you feel tired, be sure to take time out to rest. Something you've missed about people or your involvements may suddenly come clear, but you may not like the feeling.