For some there will be changes with siblings, altering patterns
established through family life. The 'early born' Goat will feel
these changes more strongly at first, but all will follow down
this road over the years.
Love and Money
With Saturn, the measurer of effort in Cancer and your solar
seventh house, this may be another testing year for relationships.
For some, there will have been an increase in responsibilities
as you enter a new phase of family life. For others there may
have been a break or separation with regard to close relationships.
In some cases, a separation may mark the end of a cycle. This
can be a 'make or break period' as you encounter obstacles or
opposition. If you deal with such matters with patience, you can
come through to a strong situation and a better sense of yourself
and your ability. Some of you will find that partners or close
associates will ask more of you where others will 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
during this process, as you'll often be asked to give the most
at the point where you're tired or stretched. Don't be afraid
to step forward in this time. The more you take on, the greater
will be the reward at the end of the journey.
With Venus the goddess in Aquarius and your solar second house,
conjoining with mystic Neptune, keep relationships on a practical,
day to day footing. Enjoy simple things together. Hold your ideals
in place but work together to achieve of important goals. Some
of you may have to put romantic niceties aside in order to get
where you want to go. If you're in a relationship, work out what
you're going to do and how you're going to do it. If you're single,
you may have to put romance aside while you work towards something
important. Don't be seduced by the call of anything dishonest
or untoward in either love or money. Play by the same rules for
both and you can cement a position romantically or financially.
Home and Family
Warrior Mars is in Aries and your solar fourth
house as the year begins. He hovers there in tension with Saturn
in Cancer and your solar seventh house. For some, there may be
difficulty or conflict between family members. Such situations
may reach an impasse and need effort at resolution. A need for
control by someone close could be at the root of the problem.
Some of you may be in the midst of changes or renovations in the
home and find there are delays or obstacles with regard to completion.
Work through difficulties with determination. Someone in the home
may need extra care or attention, causing disruption or change
in domestic routines. This may be an elderly person or it may
be that life for an elderly person is disrupted by a new arrival
on the domestic scene. Some may be making a new start with emotional
or domestic life, but what you have to do may not inspire the
cooperation of others. Work around obstacles or resistance slowly
and carefully. Overall, the emotional temperature on the domestic
scene may be high at times. Family or emotional life may be in
a state of flux for a time. Work to keep things calm and fluid.
Work and Health
With Chiron the wounded healer in
your sign, there are two important avenues for good healthcare.
Firstly, exercise, the outdoors and fresh air will be of benefit
to the system and the spirit. You need to get away from controlled
environments and air-conditioning. Make sure you take every opportunity
to get into the open or down to the sea. Relaxation of this kind
will reinvigorate you. Exercise taken in this way will put a spring
in your step. The other important issue will be to deal with matters
from the past that may have left you feeling hurt or disadvantaged.
Now is the time to come to grips with past pains and the patterns
they've ingrained. Now is the time to find your true self as you
walk the road of life. Between the refreshing of the inner self
through deep exploration and the invigoration of the body through
exercise and the outdoors, you can give yourself a much-needed
Communication skills and new ideas are keys that will help to
keep your working life on track. Wherever you can add strings
to your bow or learn a new approach, do so, especially till the
end of September while Jupiter is in Virgo. New knowledge combined
with a good orderly approach and effective health routines will
see you flourish and also help to hold at bay any added weight
of responsibility that may come from your dealings with partners
and close associates.
With Jupiter in Virgo and your solar ninth
house as the year begins, some of you may be studying or upgrading
your skills in order to advance your situation. Travel may play
a part in career development for others. Healthcare or outdoors
activity may contribute to your development. On September 25th,
Jupiter, the lord of fortune, enters Libra and your solar tenth
house. There may be an increase in status or responsibility. Some
of you may find yourselves dealing with new people. You may have
to take the responsibilities of staff or other people much more
seriously. Some of you will have a lot to learn from others. There
may be a real need to understand the attitudes or beliefs of others.
Legal matters of ideas about justice may come to play a part in
your working life. It's time to come to grips with negotiations
or dealings with others from a more human point of view.
Overall, this is a time of opportunity. Be prepared to make
necessary adjustments and work with what's going on around you.
Cooperation and understanding are the doorways to success. Some
may come to an opportunity through the agency of someone else.
Some may find a new sense of partnership on the career road. A
new partnership may be the key to success.
Mercury the Messenger
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.
The year begins with Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius and your
solar twelfth house. You may need to withdraw from things for
a little to restore your own peace of mind. There may be unexpected
developments or changes that you have to cope with. There could
be small losses or confusions that will take time to sort out.
You might feel as if someone is being critical or unfair to you.
Try to work out what's being said and why. You may simply need
time to give attention to your creative or spiritual life. This
cycle ends on January 7th.
The messenger's second reverse motion cycle begins on April
7th in the sign of Aries and your solar fourth house. There could
be tension at home. There may be difficulty with someone's temper
or a young male. There may be confusion in arrangements with your
loved ones or it may be that communications with them could be
problematic. If there is something wrong, then make an effort
to talk matters through. What appears to be wrong on the surface
may not be the real problem. Only by in-depth discussion will
you get to the root of the matter. Domestic appliances or equipment
may fail under pressure. Watch for overheating or small fires.
This cycle comes to an end on May 1st.
Mercury's next retrograde phase comes in Virgo and your solar
ninth house, beginning on August 11th. There may be difficulty
with contacts or communications overseas. Some of you may have
to alter travel plans. There may be developments to consider with
regard to matters or study or legal dealings. Review your position
and wait upon events. Some may have problematic communications
with in-laws. Take time to resolve any confusion or misunderstanding.
In the overall, you may just need to step away from the details
and get a clear sense of the big picture. This cycle comes to
an end on September 3rd.
Mercury's final retrograde phase begins on December 1st in Sagittarius
and your solar twelfth house. If there's confusion, you may be
best to retire to a safe distance and let problems solve themselves.
You may feel under pressure from others or be a target for verbal
outbursts. You may have to deal with unreasonable or uncommunicative
people. Creative or spiritual life may need attention. There may
be a blockage with a creative project. Your powers of concentration
may slip for a time as you focus on your inner state. Schedules
may change unexpectedly. Communication may be troublesome as messages
or meanings get lost in the wash. Pace yourself! Take things slowly.
This cycle comes to an end on December 21st.
Your Full Moon comes on July 2nd, bringing
harmonious aspects with Jupiter and the Lunar Nodes. You may have
an important meeting or just a get together. Opportunities may
come from such encounters. There will be friends around and benefit
may accrue from the contact. Those you're in contact with could
have links with overseas or they may be people of standing or
professional accomplishment. You may have to defer to the needs
or emotions of someone close. If you do so graciously, you'll
sail through this time.
There is no New Moon in your sign this year.
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 may affect work, direction and relations
with people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon may affect matters
of home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and
children. Both may affect your health.
A Solar Eclipse comes at the New Moon in Aries and your solar
fourth house on April 19th. There may be a change in the family
constitution, with someone arriving or departing, bringing a cycle
to an end. There may be changes around the home itself, coming
out of necessity or unexpected developments. Your emotional life
may take a knock and you'll have to review your situation. You
may experience a deep in change with regard to your feelings and
May 4th brings a Lunar Eclipse at the Full Moon in Scorpio,
blocking the light in your solar eleventh house. A friend may
pass from your circle or you may fall out with someone you know.
There may be a break with a group with whom you have been associated.
You may experience a change or a shift in your hopes or wishes.
There may be a realization that a plan that you've been trying
to carry out will not work. Redirect your energies. Use insight
to understand what's taken place.
A Solar Eclipse comes on October 14th at the New Moon in Libra
and your solar tenth house. There may be a change with status
or authority in your professional situation. A work cycle may
come to an end. There may be an end or a change with responsibilities.
You may lose contact or end a connection with someone you've been
obliged to keep in touch with. Dealings with authorities over
some matter or other may come to the end of the road. There may
be a change in relationship with your parents.
October 28th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Taurus
and your solar fifth house. Leisure or recreational activities
may suffer a break or an interruption. There may be changes with
regard to children. There may be delay or a blockage in creative
projects. Your romantic affairs may experience a glitch or an
Venus the goddess turns retrograde in Gemini and your solar
sixth house of work and health on May 18th. There may be difficulty
in relations with co-workers, especially female. There may be
changed working conditions, with people coming or going. You may
have a temporary change back to something you used to do with
work or daily routines. Someone who used to be part of daily life
may make a comeback. There may be something that needs to be discussed
with working conditions. Negotiate your position. You may have
to deal with difficult people in your working environment and
it may take a while for them to come around to your way of thinking.
There may be confusion over who is supposed to be doing what in
your working life or daily routines. This may come about because
of a change in the people you deal with. Good communication and
informed discussion solve problems. There may be new people to
deal with in health matters or practices. You may go back to seeing
a practitioner you used to see in the past. For some, there could
be benefit as an outstanding matter is resolved. This period ends
on June 30th.