Love and Money
Venus the goddess begins the year in Aquarius and your solar
third house, conjoining with mystic Neptune. Friends and contacts
will abound, some of them bringing unusual or unexpected influences
to bear in your life. Some of you may take a more spiritual direction
through friendships or contacts while others may find themselves
among new or different people, sharing ideas and interests. For
the single Centaur, there may be romance that comes through friendships
or social contacts. A sudden meeting or realization about someone
you know could make your head spin. For those in a relationship,
there may be a change in your social spectrum as you begin to
enjoy the company of new and different people. There may be a
temptation for some of you already involved to stray from the
path because of a new romantic interest. Be discerning. Make sure
you know what you're getting into before you make a major change
in your love life. Overall, enchanting or unusual people will
enter your sphere, especially women, bringing bright new ideas
and lots of stimulating company.
With Venus the goddess glittering in your solar third house
as the year begins, there are many opportunities to make money
on the horizon for the Archer. However, not all of them will be
what they seem. If you're discerning and thorough, you'll choose
the right one or find the right strategy to put your finances
in good order. Just don't try to rush it. Saturn moves through
Cancer and your solar eighth house of joint holdings and deep
desires for the whole of the year. A legacy may come to some while
there may be an end to a cycle in family relations. Some of you
may benefit from joint ventures or financial arrangements. So,
if you've a mind to get started on something of this nature, then
do so. The markets or investments may seem an appealing prospect
for some Centaurs to put their money to work this year. Make sure
you investigate things thoroughly beforehand. If you move into
a deeper level of financial operation with others or with credit
agencies or banks, examine all the angles with care and patience.
The measured approach will bring full measure of benefit. Remember
that they very same commitment that can lead to good fortune can
also become a trap if you take it on unprepared.
With Chiron moving through Capricorn and your solar second house,
this is a year to examine any emotional or spiritual issues you
have around money. If you're struggling, try to isolate whatever
it is in your emotional or family background that causes you to
make things hard for yourself financially when they could be easy.
Home and Family
As the year begins, revolutionary Uranus establishes
himself in Pisces and your solar fourth house of home, family
and emotion where he journeys for the next seven years. Uranus
creates radical changes, unexpected shifts or reversals of current
circumstance. Thus, the Centaur can expect big changes on the
home front or in the emotional life over this time. Some of you
may change your home or even country of residence. This could
be temporary or, in some cases, permanent. Others will an experience
a change of family constitution, with people coming or going unexpectedly
or with dramatic suddenness. So too could the emotional life of
some Centaurs go through dramatic change! Some of you could be
in or out of a new or old family group with blinding speed. There
may be a new member coming into the family or an old one leaving.
There may be a sudden change of domestic circumstances or situation
for some, one that takes you by surprise. Some of you may simply
change your mind or your ideas about what you want in your emotional
or domestic life and opt for something different. The more conventional
Centaur may go alternative while some on the alternative path
may go through a dramatic shift to a more conservative road.
As the changes unfold for all over these next years, allow them
to do so and make a commitment to learning the most you can from
the radical or unexpected developments that lie ahead. Uranus
is the planet of accelerated or altered consciousness. As he brings
events into our lives, whatever their nature, we must find a new
level of awareness that understands and accepts the change that
has taken place.
Work and Health
With the Lunar North Node in Taurus
and your solar sixth house as the year begins, you need to develop
simple and practical healthcare routines. Associations with groups
or practitioners in the health field will be of benefit and plain
persistence down a simple path will give you the care you need.
The Archer is not always the world's most disciplined creature,
tending towards flair rather than consistency.
This year you need to have your daily round going like clockwork
so as to keep yourself in good working order. A good exercise
routine, perhaps involving sport or a discipline such as yoga
will be of benefit. A plain and simple diet will give you the
energy you need to do a good day's work. This is not a time to
let Jupiter, your ruler, lead you on the path of indulgence or
the 'larger than life' style. The Lunar Eclipses in May and October
may provide key pointers with regard to good health practices.
Work will ask you to keep your head down and just get the task
done. If you're after a really expansive period of activity, then
wait until after September 25th when Jupiter moves into Libra.
Until then, keep focused and keep it simple.
The important issue with career development
is to keep a clear sense of method and sequence in what you do
until later in the year when the stars favour you with the natural
good fortune that comes to those ruled by Jupiter. Skill, the
art of negotiation and attention to detail will be the focus till
September. In dealings with authorities, make sure you have a
sense of respect for their position in the scheme of things, as
well as your own. This is not a good time to tilt at windmills
or unveil the 'force nine' passion for justice. After that, new
people and opportunities will open the doors that you've been
knocking at for some time. You could really sail ahead in the
last quarter of the year.
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 the messenger retrograde in your
sign. Communications may be troublesome and you will need to be
especially careful speaking and listening. Get your message across
but listen to what's being said in return. It may help to look
at the way you communicate generally. You could be accident-prone
at this time, especially if you have to act at speed. Be careful
while travelling. This period finishes on January 7th.
The messenger's next retrograde cycle comes in Taurus and your
solar sixth house on April 7th. Make sure you're up to date with
servicing for vehicles or equipment you need for work. Be clear
in communications with co-workers. There may be misunderstanding
or disagreement. These could come over work methods. Health matters
may be a concern. Work-related accidents could trouble you. Take
extra care. If your lifestyle is affecting your performance at
work or your health, make adjustments.
Mercury turns retrograde in the sign of Virgo and your solar
tenth house on August 11th. There may be confusion or misunderstandings
with bosses or those in authority. For some, there may be confusion
or disagreement with a parent. There may be a setback or delay
with a career matter. You may have to re-negotiate your position
with regard to a professional or working situation. You may have
some kind of assessment or audit process to deal with unexpectedly.
Whatever the situation, work through what it demands or you patiently
and methodically. This is not a time to cut corners or try to
solve problems in haste. This cycle comes to an end on September
The messenger's last reverse motion cycle for the year comes
in your sign, beginning on December 1st. Don't act or speak in
haste at this time. If you do, you'll end up crashing into the
furniture or riding roughshod over someone else's sensitivities.
Put the emphasis on patience so you can review your life and yourself.
Be clear in communications with your nearest and dearest. The
meaning of what's said might easily go astray at this time. This
cycle ends on December 21st.
Your Full Moon comes on June 3rd, bringing
tension with Jupiter, lord of fortune, in Virgo and your solar
tenth house. You may tend to overreact to things as you experience
some pressure with regard to partners or close associates and
your work situation and responsibilities. Partners may be emotional.
One way or the other, there could be a great deal of feeling that
erupts to the surface. Have things out and clear the air but make
sure you listen to the other side of things. There could be tension
or an eruption with someone in a position of power or authority.
Don't overstate your case.
Your New Moon comes on December 12th, forming a union with Pluto,
the underworld lord while Mercury the messenger is retrograde
in your sign. You may need to make a new start, either emotionally
or with how you see or present yourself. The need for this may
come from unexpected developments or plans that have gone astray.
Begin again from the bottom up. Making small changes won't help.
There may be a powerful impact from which you'll need to recover.
This may present an unexpected opportunity for you. Delayed good
news may come.
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.
The New Moon in Aries brings a Solar Eclipse to your solar fifth
house on April 19th. There may be an interruption or an end to
a cycle with a child or children in your life. There could be
changes with leisure or recreational activities. A new start in
romance may founder. Creative projects may be subject to delay
or blockage. Speculative ventures may not pay expected dividends.
A Lunar Eclipse comes with the Full Moon in Scorpio and your
solar twelfth house on May 4th. You may be tired or fatigued from
the build up of stresses or pressures. There may be a loss of
contact with someone, especially a female, with whom you've had
a regular connection. You may experience disillusionment with
your beliefs. You may want or need to pull back from the external
world for a time. For some, this could be a testing time for health.
A Solar Eclipse comes with the New Moon in Libra and your solar
eleventh house on October 14th. A friend may depart from your
circle. You may experience a setback or delay with a goal you're
pursuing. There may be a change or ending with a group you've
been associating with. You may have to revise you're plans after
this time. You may be unable to discuss a problem with a friend.
The Full Moon in Taurus and your solar sixth house brings a
Lunar Eclipse on October 28th. There could be a change in your
daily routines and health matters or a change in your working
situation might be the cause. Take a remedy for whatever ails
you at this time. There might be a problem or a break with a female
co-worker. Some of you may experience an enforced change with
work circumstances or situation.
Venus the goddess turns retrograde in Gemini
and your solar seventh house on May 18th. You might find that
partners or close associates from the past will come back into
your life. There may be outstanding matters between you to be
dealt or it may simply be that you can take pleasure in an old
friendship renewed. Some of you may find you have to deal with
close friends or partners connected with your own partner. Be
accommodating if that's what's required. If you've any outstanding
money matters that are connected with partners or close associates,
use this time to sort them out. Some of you may have to deal with
changeable people, especially women. Others may find themselves
separated from a partner or familiar associate at this time. Use
this time to conduct a review of relationships in your life generally.
This cycle comes to an end on June 30th.