Sagittarius the Archer in 2006
Reflection & Inner Growth
Early in 2006, Jupiter, the lord of fortune, opens the inner doors for you to
reflect and grow. Later, he opens outer doors to reveal wide horizons
for you to pursue, Sagittarius. Saturn, measurer of effort, sends you on a
quest for knowledge, belief, higher learning and the broader sweep
of life. Pluto, the underworld god, still works his transformative
powers in your sign while Uranus reaches into the very roots of
you to alter the way you live and feel.
The year begins with Jupiter in Scorpio, drawing you inwards
on a search for truth and meaning. You may enrich your current
direction as you seek to understand more of what you do, perhaps
studying to increase your knowledge. You may step back from a
path to contemplate your situation or choose another area or discipline
to expand your inner horizons. Some will take the spiritual path,
leaving worldly interests behind. Others will be in the middle
of things but study them insightfully or with detachment. You
may be disillusioned with a current situation. Potent events may
be the trigger for such change. This is a learning phase. As you
pass through it, your natural optimism will no longer be a surface
or superficial cheerfulness. It will be a spiritual optimism drawn
from the deepest of wells within. Jupiter turns retrograde in
Scorpio on Mar 4th, then goes direct on Jul 6th.
On Nov 24th, Jupiter moves to your sign, sending you into a
whirl of activity on the path of expansion. Professional or personal
opportunity, overseas travel, higher education and connections
with important people or teachers may play a part in a cycle of
growth. You'll be ready for anything and full of the natural humour
and optimism for which your sign is legend. Open your mind and
your life to new possibilities. Make the gesture. Take the trip.
Your luck could be in. Just make sure the expansion confines itself
to your horizons and doesn't do the waistline or the brain cells
any damage, for lordly Jupiter can bring lead us to indulgence
just as he leads us to opportunity.
Love and Money
Venus the goddess is in reverse motion in Aquarius as the year
begins, joining with Chiron, the wounded healer. You may revive
old business schemes or be reunited with old associates. Neighbours
or siblings may feature in odd or unexpected change. People connected
with your past may come back to your life through unexpected connections
or communications. Romance may be a matter of the chance encounter
that comes in the mundane or workaday world. Singles may make
a romantic connection while travelling, on the move or in general
business life. Those in a relationship may find that much time
and energy goes into work, business or the outward spiral of contacts
When Jupiter moves to your sign on Nov 24th, your luck is in.
In both love and money, you can afford to take a gamble or a risk
though you won't want to be excessive. Singles may begin a new
romance. Fortune or an opportune encounter may play a part. Those
in a relationship may be able to explore its contours more expansively,
travelling together or seeking new horizons to expand and grow.
Money needs to be saved or put into developmental practices
such as study or diversification of skills or interests till the
end of Nov. From there, it's time for a risk or the big splash.
Try your luck!
Home and Family
With Uranus in Pisces, there may be radical shifts, unexpected
changes or reversals of condition that will touch your emotional
or family life or domestic situation. Some may change homes or
even countries, temporarily or permanently. Others may have change
in the family structure, with people coming or going unexpectedly
or at speed. The emotional life of some Centaurs may go through
dramatic change, coming into or out of a new or old family group
at an accelerated rate. There may be a new member coming into
a family or an old one leaving. There may be a sudden change with
the domestic situation, a change that takes you by surprise. Some
of you may change your thinking about what you want in emotional
or domestic life and opt for something different. A conventional
Centaur may go alternative while those on the alternative path
may shift to a more conservative road. As changes unfold over
the next years, learn what you can from the radical or unexpected
shifts that come. Uranus rules accelerated or altered consciousness.
As he brings change to our lives, whatever its nature, we must
find awareness to match it.
On Jun 22nd, the Lunar Nodes move out of Aries and Libra and
into Pisces and Virgo. This will shift attention and associations
towards the balance of home and professional or working life.
Family or personal matters may be increasingly important or claim
attention. You may negotiate or deal with authoritative bodies
with a family or domestic situation. You may shift attention away
from more outward of gregarious matters and on to the inner focus
of your personal life. There may be breaks or changes with lifestyle
patterns or with recreational or leisure activity. Emotional attachments
or family obligations may alter your lifestyle. As the Lunar Nodes
change sign in tension with Pluto, lord of the underworld, culminating
in an exact square in Oct, potent changes or developments at a
very personal level will contribute to this process. Some may
go through a complete change of life as an old way of living comes
to an end.
Work and Health
With warrior Mars in Taurus as the year begins, you will need
to be active and work to maintain good health. It's not a year
for coasting. Step up and do what's required. Daily exercise with
a minimum of indulgence will be best. Watch for accidents or safety
matters in the workplace. Be careful about conflict there, especially
with males. As Mars is one of the four arms of the Grand Cross
in fixed signs that ushers in the year, work or health will need
to be in balance with the growth of your beliefs and creative
or spiritual endeavours. You may study to advance knowledge or
skills. You may change work methods or even your line of work
because of a shift with beliefs or convictions. You may take on
a new line of work or a new style of action that could transform
your working life. Communications, overseas links and new spiritual
directions may be involved. Take extra care with planning and
carrying out your travel schedules. Changes with travel arrangements
may affect daily life and work routines. Don't give way to inattention
if on the move. You may be in contact with new or unusual people
and their opinions and beliefs through work. You may make change
with daily routine because of a change with work or health. Appliances,
vehicles or machinery may be troublesome so service everything
in advance of the due date.
With Saturn in Leo, you're in a formation period with career.
You will need a broader horizon to bring new prospects, new frontiers
or a sea change. Overseas travel, higher learning, important litigations
or dealings with people of status may feature. You will need to
study the big picture and make abiding decisions about where your
life is going. You may feel a call to stand by your principles
and change what you do in life as a result. You may study to widen
your knowledge or beliefs. You may wish to break the shackles
of routine and, in one way or another, start a pilgrimage to find
a more meaningful existence. With Jupiter in Scorpio, such things
will come as a consequence of powerful inner shifts or the impact
of powerful events or changes in the outside world. But, as Jupiter
enters your sign on Nov 24th, you will choose the path or lead
the way. Look out world! Here I come!
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 difficulty in communications
or arrangements with family or loved ones. Be careful with accidents
or mishaps at home, especially where water and electricity are
concerned. You may have to change plans or arrangements about
domestic matters due to unexpected developments. Family members
or home may require extra attention. Older people or powerful
events may feature. 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. Overseas contacts may be subject
to changes, confusion or delay. There may be difficulty with communication.
You may review a situation connected with study, travel, legal
matters or in-laws. You may need to talk things over to clear
a matter up or prevent further misunderstanding. Communications
equipment may be the problem. There may be difficult dealings
with elderly people who won't adapt to changes. Authoritative
bodies may be obstructive. Be patient. Go over things. Wait for
the root cause to be revealed. There may be startling news. The
cycle ends on Jul 30th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on Oct 28th, in a conjunction
with Jupiter. Take care with confusion or inattention, as you
may be wrapped up in your own thoughts. Some may be preoccupied
with worries in the bigger picture. Others may be thinking deeply
about life in general. You may have a profound spiritual realization
or be engrossed in a creative project or a process of spiritual
change. Such things may have been triggered by powerful external
events or powerful internal decisions. However, confusion may
reign in daily life and you will need to take extra care to stay
at pace. Events that come out of the blue may change your plans,
ideas or beliefs. This cycle ends on Nov 18th.
Your Full Moon comes on Jun 11th. There may be tensions that
surface with partners or close associates. You may need to gather
the scattering threads of a situation and negotiate a new weaving
of them. It may seem as if everyone or everything is heading in
different directions but, if you sit down and talk things through,
there are solutions all around you. There is a big change of focus
or activity coming that will affect both personal and professional
Your New Moon comes on Dec 20th. Make a potent new beginning.
Bring efforts to bear where you've developed new foundations or
areas of operation. Study, legal matters, overseas travel and
the wider picture may, one or all, point the way from here. If
a break is needed with past associates or a past situation, make
it clean and complete. A powerful event may set a new cycle in
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.
Mar 14th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Virgo.
There may be a change of cycle with career or responsibilities.
Someone you have been dealing with may pass out of the picture.
This may be a female. A skill or task you're accustomed to using
as part of your professional endeavours may no longer be required.
Mar 29th brings a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon in Aries. There
may be a break or change with romantic activity. Lifestyle or
leisure pursuits may be interrupted or delayed. Watch for accidents
with recreational pursuits. There may be difficulty or a change
with an emotional or active child.
Sep 7th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Pisces.
Home or family members may be affected by changes or endings.
A female or a child may be involved. This may come suddenly, generating
a need for discussion or for changing arrangements with work or
Sep 22nd brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Virgo.
There may be change or an end of cycle with professional matters,
dealings with authority or responsibilities. You may stop doing
something you've been engaged in, temporarily or permanently.
You may have to start afresh after a change or a disappointment
with career matters. Someone that you're accustomed to dealing
with professionally may pass from the scene.