Sagittarius the Archer in 2005
Friends, Opportunity and Success
It's a busy year for the Archer! Pluto, the underworld lord, still
works his transformative powers on your life path. Uranus reaches
to the very roots of you to alter the way you live and feel. Jupiter,
lord of the heavens opens first the outer horizons then the inner.
Saturn, the measurer of effort, re-organizes your financial life
and then sets out to make you wise.
Jupiter, your planetary ruler sweeps through Libra and your solar
eleventh house till the last week of October. There will be friends,
opportunities and success in what you do. This is an expansive phase
where you can gain greatly through being out there, keeping a clear
and positive attitude and being ready to take the chances that come.
New ideas, new working associations and new social directions are
keys to the future in the first ten months of 2005.
On October 26th, Jupiter moves on to insightful Scorpio, opening
the door to your solar twelfth house and ushering in a further cycle
of change. This will draw you on the path of a search for truth
and deeper meaning. For some, this will bring an enrichment of current
direction as you seek to know and understand more of what you do.
You may decide to study or increase the dimension of your knowledge
as you move from one level of wisdom to the next. Others may step
back from a path, withdrawing to contemplate your situation or choosing
a new area or discipline of knowledge to expand the inner horizon.
Some of you will step up and take a spiritual path and leave worldly
interests behind. Others will step into the middle of things but
study them insightfully through detachment. For some there will
be a disillusioning process with current circumstances. Powerful
or even tragic events may be the trigger by which such changes are
accomplished. This is a learning phase and, once you have passed
through it, your natural optimism will no longer be in any way a
surface or superficial cheerfulness. It will be a spiritual optimism
drawn from the deepest of wells within you.
Saturn continues his journey through Cancer and your solar eighth
house till July this year. Thus, legacies, joint finances and investments
continue to be a concern for the Centaur. There may be benefit from
joint financial arrangements. There may be a strong demarcation
point or a cyclical change with family monies. A cycle may both
begin and end as you divest yourself of old arrangements or encumbrances
before you move on to the new. The market or investments may be
an appealing prospect for some, but all of you will want your money
to work for you in the balance of this period. Be thorough with
everything you do. Examine all angles with care and patience. The
measured approach brings full measure of benefit. Remember that
a deep financial commitment can lead to good fortune but it can
also become a trap if you take it on unprepared.
On July 16th, Saturn moves to fiery Leo and your solar ninth house.
You are called to the paths of wisdom. There may be overseas travel,
higher learning, important litigations or dealings with people of
status. You will need to study the big picture and make abiding
decisions about where your life is going. You may be called to stand
by your principles. You may study to advance your beliefs and your
knowledge. You may wish to break the shackles of routine existence.
In one way or another you will want to begin a pilgrimage to find
a meaningful and fulfilling existence. December may be a month for
critical decisions of this nature, especially Dec 17th to Dec 22nd.
Love and Money
Venus the goddess in your sign conjoins Mercury and Pluto as
the year begins and is favorably aspected by Jupiter. This is
a year where both singles and those with partners can advance
at speed or change with dramatic intensity. Money and relationships
figure strongly. There may be beneficial news, important opportunity
and romantic meetings all coming at you. Life could change because
of a communication. Laughter brings increase and benefit.
For those married or in a partnership, opportunity may add something
to your lives or change the way you're headed. New goals and new
interests can emerge through contact with new friends and interesting
people. If you're struggling somehow, take the proffered hand
and make a change of direction or involvement that can lift your
spirits. If you need help or advice, seek it unashamedly for it
will be offered freely. Opportunity through study, friends and
gatherings of like-minded people can set you on a new path with
speed. You have the power between you to renew your fires by affirming
your shared course for what you really want.
Singles are on the verge of romance as the year begins. Take the
moment when it comes. You might be asked to go somewhere. Someone
you've been seeing may ask for commitment. A new environment will
serve your emotional needs. All you have to do is say 'yes' to
what comes along.
As for love, so with money. Opportunity is there and all you need
to do is take the risk. When something new presents to train yourself,
travel, mix with new people or change your station, do so. Look
upward and you won't look back. Make friends and you won't regret
it. Embark on a course in which you truly believe and you'll stride
ahead. The time till October 26th is most advantageous for change.
Home and Family
Revolutionary Uranus is established in Pisces and your solar
fourth house of home, family and emotion. He journeys there for
seven years, bringing radical shifts, unexpected changes or reversals
of circumstance. Some may change home or country of residence.
This could be temporary or, in some cases, permanent. Others will
experience a change of family constitution, with people coming
or going unexpectedly or with dramatic speed. 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 at an accelerated
rate. 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 emotional or domestic life and opt for something different.
The more conventional Centaur may go alternative while those on
the alternative path may shift to a conservative road.
As the changes unfold over the next years, allow them to do so
and commit 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 new awareness that understands
and accepts the change that has taken place.
Work and Health
Opportunity, travel, learning and plain good fortune (your specialty)
all play their part in your working life this year. The emphasis
is on creative projects and new ventures that involve speculation
with money or possibilities. The 'new' paves the road ahead and
new associates are the stimulus that sets your feet on the road.
Travel, communications and the expansive network are the ways
With regard to health, there is a resilient quality in your health
aspects that will serve to get you through almost anything. The
main concern is misadventure or mishap related to travel or work.
Extra vigilance with safety or fatigue is required. Watch yourself
if you're pushing the limit. The loss of that extra edge of your
concentration can make a crucial difference, especially when you're
on the move. The testing times are the April Lunar Eclipse and
the last three months of the year when Mars is retrograde in Taurus
and your solar sixth house. Watch especially the first half of
November. Overall, if you're careful, you can end the year in
better condition than you started with health.
Career prospects are boosted by Jupiter in Libra in harmony
with Mercury, Venus and Pluto in your sign as the year begins.
This influence is at work till the last week of October. While
it's working, opportunity knocks and it's up to you to answer.
And, as a general rule, there's little that stops you responding
to such a call as you draw on the well of boundless enthusiasm
native to your sign. This is a year to talk, to make connections,
to teach, be taught and to pursue new dreams and ventures, especially
those where the fellowship of others is involved. The support
or assistance of friends is invaluable and you may have fortunate
or opportune encounters or meet with unusual people. Opportunity
comes through those you meet and you may expand your activities
into new areas through such influence. The luck of others may
rub off. You will have luck yourself so make the most of it and
strike while the iron is hot. All of this may contribute to career
As we have seen, Uranus is in your solar fourth house and this
too may contribute to career change. There could significant changes
with regard to family or emotional life that may see some of you
taking a new direction or changing what you've been doing in order
to adjust to new circumstances. Such change can come about suddenly
or dramatically. Some may take on a career where others may leave
one because of change in family life.
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 retrograde cycle comes in Aries and your solar
fifth house, beginning on March 20th. There may be interruptions
or delays with lifestyle matters or creative projects. Children
may be difficult or provide testing conditions. You may be confused
about what you really want. This is not a good time to engage
in speculative ventures or to be self-indulgent. Some of you may
kick start an important project that has recently stalled. This
cycle ends on April 12th.
The messenger's second reverse cycle begins on July 23rd in the
sign of Leo and your solar ninth house. There may be confusion
or misunderstanding with overseas links or communications. There
may be delays or unexpected developments with legal matters or
study. Relationships with in-laws may be problematic. There may
be unexpected dealings with people from overseas or people with
academic status. Overseas travel plans may be subject to change
or delays. You may be wondering about your belief system. There
may be confusion about doings in the bigger picture. There may
be discussion or conflict over matters of belief or conviction.
This cycle finishes on August 16th.
Mercury's third retrograde cycle comes in your sign, starting
on November 14th. Watch communications and travel during this
time. There may be minor mishaps or confusion. You may find communication
with partners or close associates difficult or confusing. There
may be some unexpected interruption to the cycle of your contact.
You may be uncertain about what you want to say or find yourself
getting tongue-tied. You may be restless or frustrated with who
you are or where you're going. If you sit down and conduct an
inner review, you will discover the hidden thoughts or feelings
at the bottom of all this. Watch especially the period from November
26th when Mercury moves back to your solar twelfth house. This
cycle comes to an end on December 4th.
Your Full Moon comes on May 23rd, with harmonious aspects to
Chiron the wounded healer. This is a revealing time when communications
and understanding with others will advance. You will be able to
talk things through with partners or close associates and see
them in a different light. Partnership matters may become a dominant
concern for a time. You may be heading towards a change or an
ending with an old cycle. This will help you to leave something
behind for good.
Your New Moon comes on Dec 1st, hovering in an unusual configuration
with Uranus, Mars and Jupiter. You can make a new beginning, leaving
old patterns behind. There may be a powerful or dramatic process
of adjustment needed but the Heavens will support the act of making
it. This could affect work, health and career direction. You may
make a change of a profound nature because of changing spiritual
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.
There is a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon in Aries on April 8th,
falling in your solar fifth house. There may be lifestyle changes
or a change of cycle with children. There may be an interruption
or an ending with a creative project or a recreational activity.
Any departure or change will bring new inspiration or understanding.
The Full Moon on April 24th brings a Lunar Eclipse in the sign
of Scorpio and your solar twelfth house. There may be a shift
with spiritual values or understanding. You may be at the end
of an old cycle of beliefs. You may realize that someone has been
acting against your interest. There may be stress with health
matters and you will need rest. There could be a health issue
for a co-worker. Such things could affect communications or travel.
There is a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon in the sign of Libra
on October 3rd, falling in your solar eleventh house. There may
be a change or an end with friends or associates. You may fall
out with someone or someone may leave your circle. This could
be because of an old matter that comes to the surface once again.
You may put aside your pursuit of a goal or dream. This could
be for a time or for good. It may also be that someone will come
back into your circle, changing the balance of your connections
The Full Moon on October 17th brings a Lunar Eclipse in Aries
and your solar fifth house. Relationships with children may go
through change. There may be a change or an end with lifestyle
patterns or creative projects. There may be strong emotional reactions
at this time. There may be dealings with important people or overseas
connections that influence this process. This time may test your
faith in authority or change your beliefs. This could bring an
important change of direction over time.
Warrior Mars turns retrograde in the sign of Taurus on October
1st. This may disrupt or delay matters related to work, health
and daily routines, creating testing conditions. Take care with
safety matters. You may have to change what you do or the way
you are doing it. New methods will serve. Don't be stuck in a
pattern with your approach. Liven yourself up. Freshen your ideas.
You may hit delays or obstructions with work or a project you're
pursuing and have to go back to basics.
You may hit challenges with health. Take the correct steps towards
wellness and allow proper recuperation time. You may need to take
an overdue break because of fatigue or overwork. For some, there
might be obstructive or obstreperous people at the work. Work
around them. Males could be especially difficult. A clash of values
may be at the root of such problems. Some of you may find that
you no longer have an interest in going forward with your chosen
profession. This may be because of disinterest or because of disaffection
from the ideals or values involved. Make change. Seek training
to carry you to more enchanting horizons.
This may be a testing time with safety and accidents, especially
if you're in an area involving tools, firearms or anything that
has a percussive function or sharp edges. Also, any business that
involves chemicals or cattle could be testing, especially around
the first two weeks of November. This is a time that may be negotiated
very well if you're prepared to change what you're doing or the
way you do it. The real risk is to keep going with something when
interest has waned. Don't stay too long at the fair. This cycle
ends on December 10th.
Chiron the wounded healer moves to Aquarius and your solar third
house on February 21st where he remains until August 1st. He moves
back there on December 6th. There are changes with thinking or
communication. You may embrace new ideas or begin a learning process.
You may be speaking or writing more or in a different way. There
may be issues or exchanges with siblings. Your mind may function
differently. You may develop or need to develop a new means of
expression. You may be travelling more than usual. Be careful
with accidents or health problems related to the nervous system.
Venus the goddess turns retrograde in Aquarius in conjunction
with Chiron on Christmas Eve. Unexpected events may occur with
communications. You may deal with an unusual woman, one you may
have known before. The health of others may be a concern. You
may have an unusual interaction with a female neighbour. There
may be money or relationship issues around people you know. You
may deal with people with whom you've been involved in the past
with regard to communications, publishing, communications or business
Jupiter turns retrograde on February 2nd and moves forward again
on June 4th. Take advantage of his periods of forward motion to
travel, learn or advance your situation.