For others, it may be the call of independence
comes and you will have to strike out on your own. Make sure you're
chasing rainbows you can catch if you go this road, otherwise
you may look back on the sacrifices you've made and find you've
nothing to show for them. Nonetheless, the call to adventure will
be strong. The singles among you may find that travel or study
may lead you to the one you're looking for. New love may be found
in the far climes or in a new environment. And, somewhere along
the road, the golden light of new beliefs may be found.
Giant Jupiter, lord of fortune, moves into Libra and your solar
fifth house of creativity, children and romance on September 25th.
This marks the beginning of a cycle of new romance or the renewal
of love. There will be parties, gatherings, creativity, children
and interesting people all around you. Socialize! Enjoy! Make
sweet romance! You will have the best of partners and friends
if you put yourself out there. In this way you'll get the best
from yourself as well. There could be good fortune and enjoyment
if you speculate wisely or take the calculated risk. Don't be
extravagant but enjoy what you do. Love life and life will love
Saturn, the measurer of effort sets the mood for money and finance
this year as he moves through Cancer and your solar second house.
While Jupiter urges you to greater things, Saturn urges caution
and the 'long term' view. This is a good period to restructure
your financial operations. Look to the future. Go for the 'gilt
edge' proposition. Take the advice of experts and those in the
know. If you put your money into what's worthwhile and cut back
on frivolous expenses, you can do well. Some will be involved
in transactions or negotiations involving the family home or new
living arrangements. Money put into property could be money well
spent. Good work on budgetting will show promise or even pay dividends
by April of this year.
Home and Family
Home improvement may be the theme until the
last week of September. You may be renovating, signing contracts
that pertain to work on the home or just generally trying to improve
domestic circumstances. If repayment plans or mortgages become
cumbersome or difficult, get good advice and restructure. Don't
just leave a problem to grow worse. For some, health matters may
affect you or a family member. For others, overseas travellers
or people of status or authority may be involved in family or
domestic affairs. Litigation or negotiations of some kind may
affect family life for the first nine months of the year.
Work and Health
As the South Lunar Node travels through
Scorpio and your solar sixth house this year, routines related
to health and work may be affected by the return of people or
conditions from the past. If an old health problem flares up again,
take it seriously and seek proper treatment. What you discover
may open new doors as far as health care is concerned. Health
problems may have karmic content. Thus, it is wise to remember
that what ails you will have a hidden seed of an important or
defining attitude about life and your experience. Changing your
attitudes at a deep level will move you into a new frame of mind
and life. As Saturn moves through Cancer and your solar second
house, make sure you learn the arts of self-nurture. Lack in this
area could be at the root of health issues.
Some of you may reconnect with people you've worked with in the
past. In some instances, there may be conflict in this process
as you find yourself locking horns with an old rival or enemy.
Look beyond immediate concerns in such a meeting and see if you
can discern what's at work underneath. Insight will shift you
out of the frame of any tension. For others, there may be an attraction
that is renewed through the return of someone to your work circumstances.
Make the most of it, though it will be important to realize there
will be repercussions. The Lunar Eclipse in May could have a disturbing
influence around such issues.
Some of you may find yourselves working alone or keeping your
own company this year, not always an easy thing for the sociable
Twins. Keep pace with what's required and try to see the bigger
picture. Don't lose the dream because you become immersed in the
details or the simple facts of daily life.
As revolutionary Uranus is established in
Pisces and your solar tenth house from the beginning of the year,
your career, public status and responsibilities may be subject
to unexpected changes or developments. Early born Twins will be
most strongly affected. There may be changes with career or work
direction. You may race off at a tangent and explore pastures
new. Work may take an unusual turn or you may find yourself dealing
with unusual or eccentric people in public life. Some may experience
disruption or change while others may decide on change and enact
it in dramatic fashion.
New possibilities in career matters will catch
the interest of some while others may experience a dramatic shift
in interests or beliefs that opens a new road. You may start a
career or finish one. Those who have been focused on career matters
may go through a change of heart and move in a different direction.
Others may discover a focus or interest not there before and start
to build a career unexpectedly. For some, dealings with authorities
will be a minefield. Tread carefully and learn new rules. For
others there will be a rapid change of status. Some may suddenly
want to buck the system and do something completely different
while others will find themselves going through a dramatic shift
of attitude or awareness about vocational matters. One way or
another, these next seven years will bring change to this arena.
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.
Communications with partners and close associates may be under
review as the year begins with Mercury still retrograde in Sagittarius
and your solar seventh house. Resolve difficulties arriving from
misunderstandings. Review aims and belief to see where you're
going and if you're going there together. This comes to an end
on January 7th.
April 7th brings Mercury's second retrograde phase for the year.
This comes in Taurus and your solar twelfth house. You may need
to withdraw and spend time considering your inner life and your
spiritual direction. You may look again at an old creative project.
There could be unexpected failures or unforeseen problems with
communications or travel. You may feel more stress than usual.
It may seem as though others are unfairly critical. Rest, time
and a deeper perspective are the solutions to such problems. This
cycle comes to an end on May 1st.
Mercury's third cycle of reverse motion begins on August 11th,
coming in Virgo and your solar fourth house. Communication could
be testing in the family or domestic arena. There may be changes
of plans or thinking in these matters. There may be an enforced
change with domestic arrangements. If there are problems affecting
your emotional life, talk them through with those close to you.
Service appliances and equipment used around the home. Watch domestic
accidents. This cycle comes to a close on September 3rd.
The busy little messenger begins his last reverse motion cycle
on December 1st in the sign of Sagittarius and your solar seventh
house. Once again, there will be a need to be clear in all your
communications with partners and close associates. Make an effort
to talk through any problems. Partners may go through unexpected
changes of belief or action. Sudden events around them may affect
the course of your lives. There may be intense feelings as old
problems come up again because they weren't solved in the first
place. Work on them with insight and honesty. You may meet someone
from the past in a way that will have a profound impact or effect.
This cycle comes to an end on December 21st.
Your New Moon comes on June 17th, with Mercury
and Venus retrograde in your sign. You may need to explain yourself
or go back over old ground. Old friends or connections may come
back into your life. You may have to make a new start with something
already in motion. Issues around money or communications may need
sorting out. Take direct action but be considerate. Something
you're entitled to may be heading your way.
Your Full Moon comes on November 26th, with
Sun and Moon clashing with Uranus in Pisces. There may be unexpected
changes with work or responsibilities. There may be a clash with
an unusual or difficult individual. A sudden development may send
you off down a new track. Be ready to ride the waves from a surprise
revelation or an upheaval. There may be a change of status or
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 with the New Moon in Aries and your solar
eleventh house of friends, hopes and wishes on April 19th. A friend
may break from your circle. You may go through a change with regard
to the path you're pursuing. There may be an unexpected or unforeseen
element to what occurs. Strike out boldly but wisely in a new
The Full Moon in Scorpio brings a Lunar Eclipse in your solar
sixth house on May 4th. There may be a change or ending at work
with regard to tasks or co-workers. Problems or conflict may come
to a head, especially where women are concerned. Be careful of
work-related accidents. You may need to watch health matters.
Take time to recuperate if you need it. There may be interruptions
to daily routines. Something you've been expecting may not arrive
or occur. Adapt!
October 14th brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Libra
and your solar fifth house. There could be changes with the children
in your life. A cycle may end. Make a new start if there are difficulties.
You may finish with a leisure or recreational activity. You may
come to the end of a romantic cycle. A romantic interlude may
A Lunar Eclipse comes with the Full Moon in Taurus on October
28th, blocking the light in your solar twelfth house. There may
be an unexpected end in home or family matters. You may go through
spiritual changes because of unforeseen events. Pressure around
work or health matters may cause you to end a cycle in your life.
You may have an astounding revelation. You may be inspired to
begin new creative or spiritual work.
Venus the goddess moves into a retrograde
phase in your sign on May 18th. You may meet old friends or connections
from the past, giving you cause to review old matters. A partner
or associate you've been separated from may come back into your
life. If there's an overdue or outstanding matter between you
and someone else, sort it. You may want to withdraw from current
associations and consider where you want to go and with whom you
want to go there. There could be changes of self-image as you
hit the beauty parlour, hairdresser or boutique for a makeover.
There may be problems with communications and social arrangements.
Take time to sort them out. Overall, give attention to social
and romantic life, reviewing your needs and the way they're fulfilled.
If things have changed, change with them. As Venus moves forward
again on June 30th, you may have revamped your situation or you
may find yourself in changed circumstances.
The end of 2004 may see a strong swing towards matters of friendship
and also your own hopes and dreams, as well as matters of romance
and children. This comes as the Lunar Nodes move into the signs
of Aries and Libra, influencing your solar eleventh and fifth
houses. A new cycle may be in preparation because of changes with
your associates, connections and partners. For some of you, new
partnership may be on the horizon and children may come into the
spectrum of your life. This will bring a changing diet of activity
and interest, and perhaps even changed goals. For others, new
activities or creative projects will bring new people into your
life. Much of this will unfold in the years to come.