Love and Money
Venus the goddess starts the year in Aquarius and your solar
twelfth house, conjoined with mystic Neptune so this may be something
of an uncertain or mysterious year in this sector of your life.
Some of you may come to know a measure of sadness or loss, as
changes that you must accept run their course. In time such changes
will make you wiser if you learn new spiritual understanding.
For some, there may be an awakening to spiritual knowledge or
concerns because of events around you. You may share new knowledge
or beliefs with a partner. For others, changes of belief may take
you away from a partner and onto a new road. Some of you may have
to give time and effort to care for someone close. This can be
an uplifting experience, but it may take you away from the normal
pattern of your life. Some of you may know a measure of retreat
from your usual existence. In some cases, this may see you travelling
a new road spiritually and even entering a committed group or
organization of some kind.
The single Pisces may need to be wise in their romantic choices,
as not everyone you meet will be what they seem. It may be easier
than you think to misread another person or the situation that
you're in. This could come from simple misunderstanding or outright
deception. Opt for the sensitive or the spiritual qualities in
your chosen companions. Some of you will find true love this year,
but it will truly change your ideas and even the course of your
life. The committed Pisces will be a different story. Some of
you will need to give care to your partner or receive it from
them. Some may experience a loss of some kind. This may draw you
even closer together or pull you apart, depending on how you respond.
Some of you will find a sublime new level of closeness in your
relationship while others may even choose to go their separate
Jupiter, the lord of fortune, is in Virgo and your solar seventh
house as the year begins. Thus there can be benefit, excitement
and stimulation through the efforts of a partner or loved one.
For some, travel or study will touch the partner's lives while
for others there may be a rise in status for the partner as opportunity
comes and contracts are negotiated. This influence continues until
the last week of September.
Money may come from creative projects or spiritual endeavours.
With warrior Mars in Aries and your solar second house, its time
to surge forward in a new direction. Get new ventures or projects
underway. Be bold and determined to break new ground. However,
as Mars is tested by Saturn, the measurer of effort, you may need
to realize it will take time and effort to get things off the
ground. If you're looking for the easy road or the quick fix,
you'll be disappointed. On the other hand, if you're in for the
long haul and set something important and meaningful in motion,
you'll be richly rewarded in time. Banks or financial institutions
may not be immediately willing to back you in the first nine months
of the year. If you want to go this road, realize you'll have
to prove a case. September 25th sees Jupiter, lord of fortune,
moves into Libra and your solar eighth house. From here, money
could become a driving concern and opportunities to extend credit
facilities or benefit through investment or inheritance will be
there. Push ahead, but don't push too far. It's easy for the Fishes
to want too much. If you indulge you'll pay the price but a calculated
risk backed by good advice and good support could pay a good dividend.
Home and Family
Family, children or your emotional life will
be important issues for many of you Fishes and many will want
to devote themselves to finding stability in one or more of those
areas. However, it will be important that your own sense of purpose
and direction doesn't keep taking a back seat to the needs of
those around you. There is no easy solution to this ongoing consideration.
The art of compromise will be essential to the process. Realize
that partners, loved ones and children all have needs and desires
as strong as your own. The art of negotiation will be a key ingredient
to finding your emotional happiness and security this year. Not
everything will be to your liking, but not everything can be.
Work and Health
The load of responsibility could be
a heavy one this year and you may have to balance one activity
against another when you'd prefer to have a simpler focus. There
may be a feeling that a measure of freedom has been lost for some
of you. You may just have to bear with this. Make sure you build
some beneficial activities into your busy day so that you can
keep good health through enjoyable recreational activity. Some
of you may have to budget your time to do this. Others may experience
a loss of familiar leisure activities because of a major change
of circumstances or commitments. If you're being prevented from
doing something of choice because of other conditions, teach yourself
the necessary sense of acceptance to bear with it. Good health
can come from a strong sense of inner peace or serenity if you're
prepared to cultivate it.
Pluto, the underworld lord, continues his
journey in the sign of Sagittarius and your solar tenth house.
This year Fishes born towards the end of the second week of March
will feel the winds of his passing chariot. The coming year may
bring transformational change. There will be intense encounters
or dramatic events that will shift your life into a new course.
For some this will be the result of a conscious decision while
others may find that fate takes a hand in the enactment of the
change. There will be intensity and stress, but many of you will
find that extraordinary new possibilities or dimensions will emerge
as a consequence of a new sense of destiny.
Mercury the messenger begins the year in reverse motion in Sagittarius
and your solar tenth house. Some of you will need to review where
you're going with career matters, status and responsibility. Are
you on track? Are you doing what you want and need to do? Change
may be the order of the day. Some of you may return to a line
of work that was part of your life before. Others may need to
review strategies and alter your approach. Are you aiming high
enough? Is what you're doing in line with the ideals or beliefs
that are important? If the answer to these questions is 'no' then
you may need to look at change in order to get focused. With Jupiter,
lord of fortune, in square to Pluto as the year begins, there
may be tension or an impasse with you and a partner or close associate
over what you can do and how you want to express yourself. The
conditions of your life simply may not allow you to branch out
in the way you want to in the early part of the year. The end
of July and August mark a turning point with where you're going
and how things stand in your primary relationships. Move forward
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.
Mercury is retrograde in Sagittarius and your solar tenth house
as the year begins. There could be confusion in dealings with
superiors or those in authority. There may be a review period
with career matters. You may feel swamped by responsibility or
obligation. This cycle comes to an end on January 7th.
The messenger's next reverse motion cycle begins on April 7th
in Aries and your solar second house. There may be confusion or
misunderstandings over money. You may need to review budget or
spending. There may be unexpected communications about money.
You may have dealings with those who work with money in order
to sort out a problem. This cycle ends on May 1st.
Mercury's next retrograde cycle begins on August 11th in Virgo
and your solar seventh house. You may have difficulty communicating
with partners or close associates. Some of you may experience
a separation with someone close. Messages or arrangements with
your partner may go astray or become confused. It will be important
to sit down and talk things through with partners so that each
of you knows where you stand. An unresolved matter or issue from
the past may affect your nearest and dearest. A partner's sibling
may come to visit. This cycle ends on September 3rd.
The final reverse motion cycle for Mercury begins on December
1st in Sagittarius and your solar tenth house. Dealings with superiors
or those in authority may be subject to misunderstanding or confusion.
This may include dealings with parents. Professional matters or
plans may be subject to delay. You may be looking at your career
direction with a view to making change. Your responsibilities
or obligations could be difficult to manage. This cycle comes
to an end on December 21st.
Your New Moon comes on February 20th, conjoining
with revolutionary Uranus. This could be an unsettled time, with
a lot of restlessness in the air. You can forge ahead from here
if you're prepared to set out on a new or different course. Make
a bold decision. Take uncharacteristic action. Use inventive means
to set something new in motion. Good 'long term' results can come
if you ride out the immediate surges of unsettlement or change.
Home life may be unsettled for a time.
Your Full Moon comes on August 30th, once again hovering with
revolutionary Uranus. There could be tensions or problems with
a partner or close associate. A child or domestic matters may
be involved. Something that's been simmering underneath may burst
to the surface. Let the eruption of feeling come and clear the
air, then sit down and talk things through. There may be a hidden
problem, a health matter or a conflict over routines or work at
the root of what's wrong.
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.
April 19th brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Aries and
your solar second house. There could be a change with financial
circumstances. A source of income you've relied on may dry up
or be suspended for a time. There could be an unexpected expense
that may stretch the budget. News may cause you to review your
A Lunar Eclipse comes at the Full Moon in Scorpio and your solar
ninth house on May 4th. There may be disruption to overseas communications
or connections. Any plans you have to go abroad may be subject
to delays or have to be changed. There may be a problem with in-laws
or a change in your relationship with them. You may have reached
the end of cycle in your relationship. Study plans or practices
may be subject to change. A legal matter may emerge and claim
October 14th brings a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon in the sign
of Libra and your solar eighth house. There could be a problem
with joint finances or holdings. You may need to review credit
arrangements or overdraft. Expenses may have mounted up more quickly
than you realized. There may be the end of a cycle with a joint
financial arrangement. An investment may dry up or fail to yield
what you expected.
A Lunar Eclipse comes on October 28th at the Full Moon in Taurus
and your solar third house. Travel plans may be disrupted. There
may be problems with communication or you may miss a vital piece
of information. There may be an end or a change in your relationship
with a sibling. An associate may move on from your life. Watch
problems with cars or transport. They may come unexpectedly
Venus the goddess turns retrograde in Gemini and your solar
fourth house on May 18th. Home life may be changed because of
a departure or arrival. Someone from the past may come back into
your life and your home. There may be changes around the home
itself as you decide to beautify or renovate. Women may feature
strongly in the home or your emotional life. You may have dealings
with a changeable or difficult woman. You may need to dwell on
past emotional patterns in order to understand relationships now.
Financial obligations and emotional ties may become intertwined.
There may be a process of discussion to sort out what needs doing.
For some, you may need to withdraw into your home in order to
deal with your emotional state where for others you may be away
from home for a time. This cycle comes to an end on June 30th.