Libra the Scales in 2006
Romance and Lifestyle
Romance and lifestyle are on the rise in 2006, but you'll need to
cut your coat according to your cloth, Libra. You'll want
it all but you'll need to decide how much you can get at
any given time. Saturn in Leo urges you to set your sights
on the horizon, broadening the framework of your goals.
Jupiter initially urges you to narrow the field of operations
so you're not scattering your efforts. Jan and Oct/Nov are
important times to not only move with caution but also to
direct energy to what you want, not wasting time or money
on distractions. A Grand Cross ushers in 2006, urging you
to rein in lifestyle and spending to achieve something of
real worth. Do the things that count as you pursue your
dreams. Don't spend a penny more than you have to. But don't
spend a penny less when it matters.
Jupiter, lord of fortune, is in Scorpio till the end of
Nov. Revise the budget. Balance the books. Understand your
money situation. Broaden your financial base with investment
or important purchases. Change or transform the income base.
Use expert advice. Get rid of distractions and concentrate
on what's important. Opportunity may come but it will bring
an element of risk. Take the right chance and you'll do
well. Be ruthlessly practical.
On Nov 24th, Jupiter moves to Sagittarius, guiding you
on an outward spiral, urging you to develop new communication
skills or embrace new ideas. You may deal with overseas
connections or those of foreign birth or different cultures.
You may learn a new language, study religion or philosophy
or broaden your field of knowledge. You may travel overseas
to learn or expand your horizons. Some may travel for business.
You may express beliefs or convictions more strongly. You
can catch the tail of a comet or link up with people that
think or speak or do things differently. New projects will
be discussed or floated. New ideas will run. Take a risk
or play your luck. There will be a slice of the latter to
come your way with fortuitous meetings or opportunities.
Love and Money
Chiron, the wounded healer, and Venus the goddess launch
the year from Aquarius and your solar fifth house. Romance
with an erotic or unusual flavour will feature. Singles
will meet someone new, someone that's different from the
accustomed mold. Those in a relationship will need to refresh
romantic and erotic life with new leisures, pleasures and
romantic or lifestyle activities. Both may make lifestyle
changes, seeking a different kind of existence. For some,
a child will enter your life. For others, new skills or
working methods will become part of your activity cycle.
Learn to play with your lover and loved ones. Learn tantric
yoga or ballroom dancing or hang-gliding, anything that
will spice up the richness of life with something different.
Changes with food or diet may feature. Creative endeavour
should touch the way you live and the way you enjoy romantic
or personal life.
Venus is retrograde as the year begins, set to move back
to Capricorn and your solar fourth house. There may be an
element of withdrawal or reluctance with matters of love
or money. You may pay for past spending or past relations.
There may be old contacts or connections that return to
your life. This may lead to a renewal of affection or to
a healing about past matters. You may lay old ghosts with
family. You may spend time with family to resolve past matters
and develop new relations in the present. You may examine
your life now and see how patterns from the past are reflected.
Venus moves direct on Feb 3rd. You may consider the balance
of lifestyle and career success in Mar and Aug, seeking
to change what you're doing or how you're living in accordance
with new needs.
Home and Family
Changes in romantic life, career, health or lifestyle will
influence domestic life. You may make change at work or
choose a different lifestyle and so change the way you live
at home. You may decide to move for work or for lifestyle
reasons. Older family members may find success or recognition.
Early on, you will have the opportunity to spend time with
family from whom you've been separated or somehow alienated.
Take it! It can bring healing, resolution or closure with
past matters. Siblings may travel or change their work situation
or life direction from the last week of Nov.
Work and Health
With Uranus in Pisces, the cycle of change with work,
health or daily routine continues. There will be occupational
change as some of you take a different avenue, especially
if re-training is involved. You may branch out or be pushed
by altered conditions. New interests will determine where
you go. For some, care or service may be a theme while for
others there may be creative or spiritual frontiers to cross.
Changes at work or changing work patterns will become the
norm. These may be disruptive, stimulating or unusual. Some
may move out of the work suddenly or unexpectedly. Others
not working may suddenly be thrown in at the deep end. Uranus
is the master of reversals so don't worry if things don't
go according to your plans. Life will have another plan.
The reward for following it will be to discover new potentials,
skills and experiences that reveal different sides of you.
Changes in the pattern of daily life will set new directions,
health wise. Some of you will embrace new diets, exercise
programs or alternative treatments. If you have problems
with the nervous system or toxicity, take proper steps to
deal with them. Some of you may learn to care for yourselves
in a different way while others may have to learn to care
for those around you. The healer's path may call some of
you by dint of personal experience. The key to good health
in this era will be found in your readiness to change your
thinking and embrace a new way of life.
These changes are emphasized more strongly from Jun 22nd
when the Lunar Nodes move out of Aries and Libra and into
Pisces and Virgo. As they change, the Nodes clash with Pluto,
underworld lord, setting in place a major cycle of breaks
or changes that will culminate in Oct as Pluto squares the
Nodes. During the course of this, some will break with familiar
people or the customary environment where work, travel,
neighbours and city life are concerned, seeking other circumstances.
Some may leave a community of people either for a time or
for good, deciding to walk away from the usual daily round
for reasons of work, lifestyle or health. There may be clashes
or opinion or belief that set you apart from others and
send you in a different direction.
With Saturn in Leo, it's time to pursue important personal
goals. You can gauge how successful your efforts have been
in any direction by the level of acceptance or acclaim you
gain. A leadership role may fall to you. Groups or teamwork
may become a theme in the fulfillment of your dreams. You
may decide to step away from one group and work with another.
You may decide to go it alone, pursuing more individual
goals, either personally or professionally. You may win
approval or acceptance from superiors, authorities or the
public. Success will come as a measure of the effort you
put in. Important decisions about career and money will
come in Jan and again in Oct/Nov. Don't be hasty making
them! Watch for conflicting advice. Trust your inner judgement.
With Chiron, the wounded healer, in Aquarius, some will
move to creative endeavours or learn new skills or activities.
Others may still struggle to find a balance with obligations
in different areas of life. Some may make career change
and move to something radically different. An unusual or
challenging child may come into your life through someone
else. A healer, teacher or creative individual may cast
an influence over life direction.
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 turns retrograde in Pisces on Mar 3rd, squaring
Pluto, underworld lord, as he does so. There may be change
or disruption at work. Watch communications, equipment and
travel arrangements in particular. There may be differences
of opinion or belief that affect work or daily life. A work
project may be scrapped or revived. Minor health matters
may trouble, especially movement or impact related injury.
Take care. Communications may be confusing or misleading.
Keep a good perspective at this time. Things may not be
what they seem. The cycle ends on Mar 26th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on Jul 5th, in range of
a T-square with Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron. There may be
unexpected changes or reversals with friends or with dreams
you're pursuing. You may fall out with a friend or experience
a separation. Some may break from a social group because
of a change in work. You may discuss options with someone
in authority as Mercury moves back to Cancer on Jul 10th.
You may revise your plans or strategies in dealings with
professional matters or authorities. New activities or a
new lifestyle may test social interaction. You may have
too many ideas or strings to your bow and will need to slow
down and sort out what you want. This cycle ends on Jul
Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on Oct 28th, in a
conjunction with Jupiter. There will be unexpected change
or developments with finance. There could be a reversal
or an unexpected windfall. Review finances or holdings.
You may have to consider the real cost of a purchase or
a regular expenditure and put it into a bigger picture.
Advice from experts or sharing the burden of costs may help
with finance. You may look to plug a gap or make better
use of what you have. The bigger picture with finance may
touch your own financial situation. This cycle ends on Nov
Your Full Moon comes on Apr 13th, bringing surprises or
developments in partnership matters. Someone new may enter
your life. There may be an adjustment of the balance in
your relationship with someone. Relations at work may be
subject to sudden change. You may change your image or the
way you operate to suit new or changing circumstances. Feelings
between you and someone else may suddenly come to light,
changing relations between you.
Your New Moon comes on Oct 22nd. Take charge. Set out in
a new direction. Put career plans or new dreams into action.
Don't wait for a moment. Be vigorous and energetic in pursuit
of goals. Someone may throw their lot in with you. Make
the most of support or advice for a scheme. Put your ideas
out there. Older people may assist with plans. It's an opportune
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
Mar 14th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in
Virgo. You may be tired or suffer from minor health problems.
There may be change or difficulty with co-workers. Travel
or communications at work may also be affected. An 'out
of the blue' event may stop you in your tracks for a moment.
Females or money could create minor glitches.
Mar 29th brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Aries.
There may be a change or an end with a partner or close
associate, either personally or work wise. The effects will
be temporary. You may have to do without someone close for
Sep 7th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Pisces.
Work or health may be affected by interruptions or endings.
A female may be involved with changes at work. Health may
be affected by minor problems. Watch your diet. Home life
may be disrupted by changes in working life or with a health
Sep 22nd brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Virgo.
You may be tired. You may feel a need to withdraw. You or
someone about you may need care or take attention away from
daily routines. There may be a shift or an interruption
with creative or spiritual practices. Minor health matters