ASPECT OF THE DAY

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Venus in Leo trine Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius

 

IT IS ALL UNDER CONTROL (I THINK)

 

Venus in Leo is playful, sociable and confident, drawing people to her side as she flirts and makes free with her opinions. Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius is trying hard to juggle with major concepts, while still attending to the smaller details. He is anxious, worried and conscientious, uncomfortable in the expansive fields of Sagittarius, when he would rather be tucked away in a darkened room, juggling with figures, or worrying about his future. He is like someone on horseback, who is afraid of horses.

So, today is a good day for expressing yourself expansively to the world and assuring everyone that all is well, having worked hard on difficult ideas behind the scenes. You exude confidence and everyone warms to that confidence, while you may have only a sketchy idea of the organisation or expertise you will need for current or future projects. With Saturn retrograde, you may not have to produce the facts or the figures just yet, which helps. You can set your doubts aside and assure everyone that it is all under control.

It is also a good day for going on a planned trip and having fun, with people you love!

 

Glamorous Venus in Leo with frisky Saturn in Sagittarius.

Glamorous Venus in Leo with frisky Saturn in Sagittarius.

TAROT FOR TODAY

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Friday 20th November 2015

THE WORLD

Getting There

This card features the four suits: Wands, Pentacles, Swords and Cups, also known as Fire, Earth, Air and Water.  Thus, all things and all possibilities are present today. Open your mind and consider ideas you might have eschewed previously. Open your eyes, look at the world that surrounds you and consider your place within it. Spread your wings and see how far you can go. Do not admit any impediments or obstacles – just go for it, whatever it may be. This is a card of travel, because it represents wider horizons and greater considerations than you may have dared to dream before today. There is an awareness of global unity and the contribution you can make to this idea.The World is the ultimate card in any tarot deck and therefore the culmination of a particular journey or aspiration. Today you realise your efforts are paying off, or that a process has reached its fulfillment.

Image: The World by Water Rabbit.

FULL MOON IN TAURUS

 

 

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27 October 2015

 

As the Moon swells and becomes full in the Fixed Earth sign of Taurus, we find our thoughts turning to practical matters, to our homes,our property, the care of our bodies and possessions, our nourishment, our jobs and the money we earn, but also to the beauty of our surroundings, the loyalty of our friends, the security of our children, the steadfastness of our love, the joy of creativity, whether our own or emanating from someone else. If the Earth can be considered to belong to a sign of the zodiac, that sign is Taurus.

What does this Full Moon mean in your life?

ARIES

You are counting your money, looking at the security or otherwise of your job, being forced to slow down and pause for thought and reconsideration, assessing your property, finishing off a work project.

TAURUS

This is a very emotional time for you and people you love are going through important changes which affect you a great deal. You don’t like surprises, but you may receive some now.

GEMINI

This is a time of isolation, during which you can rethink and reassess how you are feeling and what you are doing. You are probably focusing on your home, your domestic arrangements, and those you love.

CANCER

There is contact with friends and colleagues; any groups or clubs to which you belong are looming large now. There is an important meeting or gathering and you may even be personally acknowledged at these events.

LEO

You are taking a look at your whole career now and where you are headed with your life. You are particularly concerned with how your plans affect your home and your family.

VIRGO

You are taking a look at your education and what you may be learning, or the knowledge you are acquiring, in whatever manner. There are also questions of distant travel: you may be travelling now, or simply organizing a journey.

LIBRA

It is time to assess your financial situation, particularly your joint finances with other individuals.  You may find you are quite well off, although there are considerable outgoings, too. You are looking at insurance, taxes and also perhaps thinking out your Will or other questions of long-term security.

SCORPIO

With the Full Moon in your opposite sign, you may find yourself opposed to others and their plans. This is supposed to be your time! Others may perhaps be getting the attention now, particularly within a specific group. On the other hand, someone may also be singling you out for the attention you deserve!

SAGITTARIUS

You are looking carefully at your working methods and conditions. There are a lot of people around you and not all of them are rubbing along as happily as you might wish. Someone may have to go. You are attending to health matters too, your own and that of someone else.

CAPRICORN

You are in the mod for romance, but you may find that, although you are surrounded by friends and admirers, there is no one individual at this time who seems to be for you. However you can have a lot of fun, partying and socialising. This may be coupled with travel.

AQUARIUS

Your mind is on your your domestic arrangements. Someone seems o be affording you more space. Perhaps someone is moving out, or rearranging your quarters. It is good to have things sorted.

PISCES

You are very aware of your surroundings now. Your home or your garden is being improved, whether by you or more likely, with the assistance of someone else. There is also contact with a sibling.

 

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It’s Hallowe’en!

 

HALLOWE’EN

The Day of the Dead

31st October

 

Hallowe’en has its roots in the ancient Celtic Druid tradition, long before Christianity reached the shores of Ireland. Hallowe’en, rightly called Samhain (meaning Summer’s End), was harvest time, the time when the crops must all be in, the apples picked and all made ready for the long, cold winter ahead.

It was also one of the four great Celtic Fire festivals marking the turning of the seasons,   the festivals falling between the Equinoxes and the Solstices. Two of these festivals were of male energy (Samhain and Beltane) and two held female energy (Imbolc and Lughnasadh). Each was celebrated for three days.

At Samhain, all the fires in the land were extinguished and then torches were lit from the great fire kindled by the chief Druid. In Ireland, this fire was lit on the Hill of Tara. Representatives of the five provinces would gather and torches lit from the bonfire would be carried home to relight the fires for the coming year. Thus Hallowe’en carries with it the idea of death and rebirth.

But what would a Celtic festival be without a party? Aside from the formal ceremonies, there would also be fairs, markets, horse racing, political discussions and naturally, a good amount of eating and drinking.

The Celts were very fond of the notion of betwixt and between, of the gateway from one state to another and accordingly, at Samhain, the veil between this world and the Otherworld (the Sidh) grows very thin. We have one foot in each world and we are in neither and both, at the same time. The spirits of the dead walk abroad at Samhain and may cause mischief, if not welcomed and appeased.

In older times, food and drink would be set out for dead ancestors and others, particularly those who had passed since the last Samhain. Sometimes, places would be set at the table for these spirits.

To protect themselves from possible harm (not all spirits might have your best interests at heart) people would don disguises and masks, so they would not be recognized. The “trick or treat” idea obviously comes from the need to appease the spirits, so they would not harm you in any way. (“Help the Hallowe’en party” does not have quite the same ring to it!)

So the bonfire has been very much a part of tradition since the earliest times, as have costumes and masks.

But if the faery folk, the spirits and the dead can walk in our world at Hallowe’en, so may we cross more easily into their territory. Therefore at Samhain there is a Druidic tradition of ritual fortune telling, continuing to this day. Some also like to attempt deliberate contact  with those who have passed, whether through a medium or other means. More simply, we also like to visit the graves of those we have loved, to bring flowers and to remember them.

Samhain, like so many pagan festivals, was sanitized when Christianity challenged the ancient Celtic traditions and became All Saints Day, followed by All Souls Day

But tradition dies hard. Will you be lighting your sacred fire and scaring away the spirits in your Hallowe’en costume? Me too!

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PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE AND NEW MOON IN VIRGO

 

Sunday 13th September 2015

A Time of Healing.

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There is a partial solar eclipse today, as the moon passes between the earth and the sun, visible from parts of southern Africa and Antarctica.

This is a wonderfully opportune time for healing and you will find that, whether you deliberately face your issues now and seek a solution, or just let events wash over you regardless, there will be a great deal happening in your life.

With the Sun and Moon conjunct in Virgo, the sign of healing, opposing both Neptune and Chiron, you may find you have extraordinary dreams which lead you to great insights. It is a perfect opportunity for meditation or even daydreams and you will find the answers to many questions that have been plaguing you for a very long time. You may find images, words, colours or patterns floating into your consciousness, which will then resolve themselves into a definite “Aha!” moment, as you suddenly realise what you need to do to resolve a problem, whether it is on the physical, emotional, mental or spiritual plane.

This is a time of great creative energy, when you may find you are expressing yourself in ways you never thought possible.

Uranus is pushing you to consider new ways of thinking and being, even if these adjustments seem awkward or painful at first. Sometimes we just need to break a pattern, if it is not serving us. Right now the door is open and we can move through it to greet a shiny new version of ourselves. Take this chance to heal yourself and others, as you continue on your path to self-realisation.

However, in order to do this, you will need to release old habits of thought and behaviour, karmic patterns that may have been with you through life after life. Wouldn’t it feel great to escape from this negative repetition?

With Saturn in the final degree of Scorpio for a second time, we are getting a second chance to clear away some deeply ingrained karma, with the extra boost of the New Moon and the Eclipse.

As the Sun is partially eclipsed, so do we lose a portion of what we consider to be our selves, but we are much greater than we think and we will certainly survive this change. You may find a person, or a habit, or a job, or something you previously considered vital to your being, will move out of your life at this time. Change is inevitable and resistance merely makes it more painful. Much better to take an opportunity such as this and move with it, towards increased spiritual growth and harmony.

 

 

You can view the eclipse live via a free webcast hosted by the Slooh Community Observatory, beginning at 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT) Sunday . It can be viewed live on Slooh.com along with night sky webcasts. It will run through 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT), with the time of maximum eclipse expected at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT).

You can also watch the solar eclipse live on Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.

 

New Moon image by Kelley Rosano.

Tarot For Today

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Thursday 27th August 2015

QUEEN OF SWORDS

Speak Your Piece.

 

Well well, here she is again. It would appear that the business matters you were dealing with on Tuesday are not finalised yet. Keep a cool head, approach matters in a calm and clear manner and you should be able to sort them out.  It is no good getting into a flap, or losing your temper – that will not help at all. Swords represents the Element of Air and Air deals in words, not deeds.  Make some phone calls, write some emails, get texting and tweeting, have a chat about your finances, your property, or your latest project.

Don’t stay at home – get out and see people today! Who knows what may happen when you get talking and making connections?

The Queen of Swords is quite a cool lady. She may be witty, but she is noticing everything around her and making calculations. She will come away with numerous impressions, thoughts and deductions, based on what she has seen and heard.

Watch your words today – the Queen of Swords can be a little cutting in her comments. If it is you she picks on, try to laugh it off. In a battle of wits, she will probably come off better.

 

Image: The Queen of Swords from The Wizards Tarot.

Aspect Today

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Thursday 20th August 2015

 

         MERCURY INCONJUNCT URANUS

Out Of The Blue

 

Mercury is working in a precise and careful manner at present.  Your thinking is practical and your actions are the same. Mercury in Mutable Earth means that, not only are the ideas flowing freely, but also that those ideas are grounded in reality and stand an excellent chances of become concrete.

But what about Uranus, a contrary planet, in a particularly ornery mood by virtue of being retrograde? Not to mention that Uranus is in the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries and does not want to be held back by any silly rules or regulations.

Thanks to Uranus, Mercury’s careful plans are likely to be upset very suddenly. Of course, this could be fun! An impulsive decision to do something different, helped into being by that practical Mercury? What’s not to love?

On the other hand, if you are moving from A to B and Uranus decides to trip you up, that is less amusing. Be extra careful when driving, or even walking the dog.

It is a likely time for impulse purchases, too. Virgo’s careful cash-counting may go for nought when you spot that must-have item in a shop window. On the other hand, if someone suddenly offers you a large sum for your motor bike, or your garden shed, why not grab it?

Observed from the opposite point of view, Mercury in Virgo may be very helpful in putting the brakes on any mad schemes cooked up by the slightly crazy Uranus in Aries and that could be quite a good idea!

Mercury in Virgo applies his energy to healing and this will particularly manifest in the area of alternative therapies, represented by Uranus in Aries. We may hear of a medical breakthrough or two at this time.

You may also hear some unexpected news, get a call from someone out of the blue, or uncover some information that surprises you!

This aspect is like a neat little accountancy clerk being knocked off her feet by a manic skateboarder. Will he stop to pick her up? Will she find it exciting and exhilarating  and learn to skateboard too? Let us know!

 

 

Your Week Ahead

 

YOUR WEEK AHEAD

Monday 17th August – Sunday 23rd August 2015

On Sunday, the Sun leaves the Fixed Fire sign of Leo and moves into the Mutable Earth sign of Virgo.  Where Leo is playful, creative, luxury-loving and romantic, Virgo is more work-oriented, although with a love of nature that may see you attending to your garden, or getting out your hiking boots, swimsuit (or skis, depending where you live!) to commune with the great outdoors. Just before the Sun leaves Leo, it will encounter the bright star, Regulus, one of the Royal stars, also known as the Heart of the Lion and this will result in some power struggles, as people push and shove for the best position. 

ARIES THE RAM ( 21 March – 20 April)

It is hard for you to complete anything this week, as you keep getting distracted, with your thoughts wafting off into assorted dreams and schemes, fears and fancies. Your sleep pattern may be disrupted now, or you may be too hyped up to sleep at your usual time, so you will feel very tired.  At the weekend, you will be the centre of attention and as the Sun conjuncts the star Regulus, the Lawgiver, in Leo, there could be a bit of a fight for dominance, but it should end happily for you, with the help of benevolent Jupiter. 

TAURUS THE BULL (21 April – 21 May)

You are very focused on family affairs now and there will be plenty of family parties and gatherings this week. You will be inviting people into your home to enjoy your legendary hospitality – there is always great food in a Taurus house – and you are in a very generous and loving mood. However, at the weekend, you may have to make it very clear who is boss in a certain situation, but you will then be moving into a very pleasant period of fun, relaxation and travel, which you will enjoy greatly.

GEMINI THE TWINS (22 May – 21 June)

You are restless and industrious now, thinking about all the things you need to do and getting to work on them.  However, try to stay focused and to complete one job before starting on the next.  You should be able to make some headway in your career and you will be clearer about exactly where you are going. You are running about, bringing friends or colleagues together for an interesting gathering this week. Make sure you speak up about what you want at the weekend.

CANCER THE CRAB (22 June – 23 July)

The Moon, your ruler, is currently waxing, so that this is a good week for making preparations for future events, and to nurture projects through their latter stages. You will feel a sense of increasing optimism, as matters progress.  Circumstances may force you to stand up and say your piece, as your position is challenged, probably in the workplace, and you need to make it clear just who is in charge around here. Do some pleasant travelling at the weekend.

LEO THE LION (24 July – 23 August)

Enjoy being the focus of attention now and having friends and family around you. As your ruler, the Sun, conjuncts the Royal Star Regulus – known as the Heart of the Lion, in the constellation of Leo – you will need to defend yourself against criticism, but also against your own feelings of insecurity and anxiety. After that, you can turn your thoughts to freedom and travel.  In a burst of generosity or extravagance, you may spend quite a lot of money this week!

VIRGO THE MAIDEN (24 August – 23 September)

There are so many thoughts running through your head, so many possibilities and worries!  Other people can help you to calm down, if you give them half a chance. However, you may receive quite a variety of opinions and advice, so that, in the end, you do need to decide for yourself what you will do. At times, you are likely to make rash decisions which may turn out to be unwise, so do take the time to sit down quietly and think things out before you make a move. You will be taking a nice trip at the weekend.

LIBRA THE SCALES (24 September – 23 October)

While your ruler Venus is retrograde, your energy is low and you may easily become unwell, so look after your health and don’t allow yourself to become overtired. It is awkward that, during this time, you are required to shine socially, maybe even to organize some social events. Do not be swayed by others who may want to impose their ideas upon you, perhaps in quite an underhand manner, especially at the weekend. By Sunday, you will feel a wonderful sense of freedom, even if there is still plenty to be done.

SCORPIO THE SCORPION (24 October – 22 November)

You want very much to control your immediate environment, but there is always something unexpected coming up to interfere with this. It may be best to simply roll with the punches, instead of constantly bemoaning the fact.  At the end of the week, you feel very challenged as you try to assert your authority and you may even feel unable to cope. However, by the weekend, you in a far happier frame of mind and may even be kicking up your heels with friends, at a social event.

SAGITTARIUS THE ARCHER  (23 November – 21 December)

As your planet, lucky Jupiter, smiles down upon you from your Solar Midheaven, you are in line for all kinds of good fortune and pleasant events. However, your exhaustion and your many tasks, especially in the domestic sphere, may prevent you from taking advantage of the opportunities coming your way. Deep down, you are not as sure of yourself as you would appear to be. Be prepared for a sneaky swipe at your position, quickly followed by a happy reprieve. 

CAPRICORN THE GOAT (22 December – 20 January)

It does not really help to hold your feelings in and this week you will have the opportunity to talk things over with someone who is both discreet and wise. In fact, there are quite a few people around you – friends as well as experts – who can be of great assistance to you. However, one of these people may seek to control you completely.  Make sure you don’t give in out of sheer apathy! The weekend is a great time to take off on a trip, especially if you go in search of culture, or the beauty of the natural world.

AQUARIUS THE WATER BEARER (21 January – 19 February)

You are full of enthusiasm and ideas these days, even although memories of the past seek to undermine your efforts at times. Your mind is particularly active now, although also prone to anxiety and worry. Physical activity, sports  and putting your energy into whatever jobs are to hand, will help you to calm down.  People around you may seem particularly feisty or controlling at the weekend, but don’t dismiss everyone out of hand. Someone really does have some helpful advice or information, if you care to listen. 

PISCES THE FISHES (20 February – 20 March)

You are full of uncertainty these days and this may not be the week when you get things sorted. However, it may help to listen to someone who is a good talker and has some very practical, down-to-earth ideas.  A colleague is not particularly  supportive now, but may actually be unwell, or certainly very tired, so try to be understanding. Pisces is so sympathetic that you often attract bullies and this week someone is quite likely to try to impose their ideas upon you. You will need to stand your ground.

 
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SUN IN LEO TRINE URANUS RETROGRADE IN ARIES

TODAY’S ASPECT

 

Thursday 13th August 2015

 

SUN TRINE URANUS

Taking To The Stage

 

The Sun in Leo is today making an exact trine aspect to retrograde Uranus in Aries.  Leo is a Fixed Fire sign and therefore like a steady warm glow, rather than a raging fire. Leo people draw others around them like a moth to a flame and feel very comfortable being the centre of attention. When the sun is in Leo, we feel empowered, we feel we are allowed to be playful and flirtatious, yet at the same time, we use our power to look out for others, so that we can help and guide them.

Uranus in the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries (more a forest fire than a warm glow) is bold, enterprising, rash, a little crazy, experimental and headstrong, especially while retrograde. He wants to take his own path and do his own thing, and he doesn’t care whether or not anyone follows, or cares.burning-man1

Thus today is a day when exciting things may happen. You may be going out somewhere, but not the same old same old. Things will be a little different. However today, Uranus will not be going it alone (although he often does). No, today he’ll either be swept into the orbit of someone dazzling (Sun in Leo), or else there will be a really fun gathering, with lots of laughter and maybe a competitive edge. There may be a dazzling concert or performance by someone very extrovert.

It is unlikely you will be alone today, but if this is unavoidable, you may be watching an exciting tv programme or film, or having a laugh with friends on   skype, or else doing something really different and creative. Leo is immensely creative and Uranus in Aries can produce some really wild and unusual ideas.

On the world stage, this may be a day when well-known people surprise their fans – or at least, the public – with an unexpected move. In some cases, people become well known through their extraordinary actions or experiences today.

 

Mars Retrograde in Libra

RETROGRADE MARS:

The Wounded Soldier

 

by Shirley Johnson.

 

Mars is the red planet, the planet of fire, of energy, of martial conquest, foolhardy courage, enterprise and physicality.  When it turns retrograde, as it did on 2nd March this year, all of that fiery energy goes into abeyance. And what is retrograde motion? That’s when a planet, as viewed from the earth, appears to be going backwards.  It’s not, of course, but its usual energy becomes blocked, distorted and hampered, until  the planet in question eventually turns direct once more.

With mighty Mars retrograde, we no longer charge forward, eyes on the horizon, hopes and dreams waving overhead like a streaming banner.  Instead, we become hesitant, we question what we are doing and we waver, one foot in the future and one in the past.

We droop, despondent and depressed. Our energy dissipates and we may even become ill. We look to the past, instead of the future. We become doubtful about new career enterprises and financial schemes. We cling closer to home, either because we don’t want to travel, or because we can’t.

The work we’ve been doing on and around our homes slows down and may cease altogether, at least for now. Home seems to us noisy, lacking in harmony, yet full of activity. We can’t indulge in our usual sports, or fun pursuits. In our careers, we feel almost as though we are going backwards, putting in a lot of effort and seeing very little result.

Our sex lives lack enthusiasm and may even cease for the moment; we become uncertain of our partnerships – especially during this cycle, with Mars parked in its least favourite sign, Libra, symbolic of relationships and co-operation.

The money we spend seems to go nowhere – if we are making any. We quarrel with our friends and can’t decide whether to fit in with group decisions or to stand alone, equally unhappily.

So, what to do?  Firstly,  let’s look at the positive aspects of Mars retrograde.  It is a perfect time for delving into the past, whether you are doing research, checking out your family tree or going back over tasks already completed. It represents time out, so take advantage of that.   Make sure you take a rest every day, regardless of the work screaming at you for attention. Look after your health. Look into ailments you’ve been neglecting and put together a good health regime. Acknowledge the hidden anger you’re harbouring and deal with it. Go and scream on a mountain top, go for a run, or punch a cushion. You don’t need to identify the source of your anger (it could be from long ago). Instead, just acknowledge it and express it in safe ways. (Shouting at your partner and kicking the cat are not recommended!)

Make plans for your career, to be put into effect after Mars goes direct, on 19th May.

If you get to take a trip, go to a place that’s familiar to you, that will require little effort.

Set aside your frustration about the jobs not getting done and instead, plan strategies for their execution in the future, when the aspects are better.

Instead of blaming your partner for the way you’re feeling, concentrate on yourself and find ways to relax and quietly further your own life goals.

 

Here’s a brief run-down on the twelve signs and how they’re likely to be feeling during this Mars retrograde period.

 

ARIES

With Mars, your planetary ruler, retrograde, relationships are your difficult area at this time. You may feel that your partner – among others – is showing too much independence, without regard for your feelings. You may be doing the same yourself, without realising it. With Uranus influencing you these days, you want excitement and personal freedom and you’re feeling frustrated, because these things seem beyond your reach. Calm down and be patient. Your partner is exhausted and possibly not very well. Don’t let misdirected anger spoil a good relationship. Develop your spiritual side.

 

TAURUS

Mars retrograde is influencing your career and your working conditions, in various negative ways. There are frustrations, delays and assorted annoyances, all of which are having an unfortunate effect on your income. People you’re dealing with, colleagues, clients and  others, seem to you out of sorts and unnecessarily antagonistic. There’s not a lot of work coming in, either. Your health may not be the best. You feel very tired and low in energy, which can open the door to various ailments, from headaches to kidney problems. You hate to consult a doctor and generally wait for ill health to “fix itself” which sometimes works, but not always. Have a thorough check-up.

 

GEMINI

There’s not much fun in your life at present – and you need fun and laughter. Group activities are hard to put together and you’re totally frustrated by the lack of cohesion. Do you act alone, or do you wait for co-operation? You like to do things quickly and that’s just not possible now. Children and young people in your life are having a few problems with their energy levels – either they’re lying around exhausted, or they’re bouncing off the walls and driving you crazy. Let them rest if they seem to need it and put them outside to play an energetic game if they’re over-active. Romance seems  lack-lustre, too. There are few signs of devotion from your lover and you’d like to see some!  Be patient and hang in there till May 19th.

 

CANCER

This is not the best time to be undertaking repairs or renovations to your property, but it’s likely you’ll be doing just that.  Unfortunately, it will not go very well. There may be delays, or mistakes, which will drive you nuts! This is also a likely time for family rows, with people rubbing each other up the wrong way. Who exactly is in charge here? Try to work co-operatively, if you can.  Part of the difficulty is the anger and frustration you are harbouring within, which may actually have nothing to do with the problems seen on the surface. Allow yourself to be angry, but don’t take it out on the family. Instead, do something vigorous and active, which will let off some steam!

 

LEO

You may have a few problems connected with getting about. This could be anything from the car breaking down, to twisting your ankle while executing some cool dance moves.  If the universe sees fit to bring your gallop to a halt, then maybe it is time to pause and ask yourself just where you are going with your life. Take the opportunity to think things over and direct yourself positively. If you are travelling, by whatever means, take special care.

It is a good time to revisit the past, perhaps your childhood home. Also, take special care with how you express yourself, as misunderstandings can easily occur and tempers could flare up unnecessarily. Be especially tactful in dealing with your siblings.

 

VIRGO

This is quite a tricky time for you in your career.  Money is not exactly flowing in; in fact, it is likely to be going in quite the opposite direction. And these days, you don’t really have the support you require for your endeavours.  Assistance is quite precarious and you cannot rely upon it. Nonetheless, you are working very hard, although you find it extra tiring and things rarely go according to schedule.  Make sure you have plenty of variety in your work, as you thrive upon it. Your health is not the best while Mars is retrograde. Balance your energies.

 

LIBRA

With Mars in your own sign, this is a difficult time for you. You are putting as much energy as you have into your projects, but that is not a great deal these days. You are continually tired, perhaps unwell and nothing seems to be going quite right. Generally speaking, it is other people who have you off balance and you feel you are supporting them, rather than the other way around. Folks continue to do unexpected things, so that you never quite know where you stand. This is very annoying to someone who values harmony and balance as you do. Rest all you can, don’t rely on anyone and spend time doing research, ready for more propitious times.

 

SCORPIO

With Mars, your co-ruler, in your Solar Twelfth House, you are not exactly bursting with energy these days and this may worry you, as you like to be always on top of your game. It could be late July before you feel like your old self again, but don’t worry, it will happen. Deal with any latent or chronic ailments – don’t wait for a crisis before you act. You may even be feeling a little depressed these days, but this too will pass, all in good time. Deal with any simmering resentments. You will be the loser if you allow such feelings to ferment unchecked. You’ve been dealing with many responsibilities lately and although you’re well able to do this, it is no fun at all. Escapist entertainment is invaluable to you now.

 

SAGITTARIUS

Although you apparently have a great deal of support at present, you may find friends are lacking in energy or enthusiasm for causes you have espoused together. Not only that, but there seems to be a bit of dissension over who exactly is running the show. Egos may clash and unfortunately, you are not innocent in this. You’re struggling with hidden anxiety regarding your own worth, but don’t make the mistake of letting this dictate your actions. You wish you felt more secure in your home life – you are not sure where you are, or where you would like to be. More cheerfully, there’s money coming your way this year.

 

CAPRICORN

Your career seems to be totally stalled at present and that includes, not only your job, but  your whole life path. You are experiencing a great deal of frustration, as you try to push through problems, only to find more piling up. Sometimes you feel you are on a treadmill, going nowhere. This frustration may even extend to your relationship. However, if you can just hang in there, all will be well after 19th May. You are going through much personal change and growth and you feel that is quite enough to be dealing with right now. Be patient and these anxieties will fade away..

 

AQUARIUS

You would love to be expanding your knowledge, but somehow you are just going over the same old ground. If only you could put your amazing new ideas into practice! However, you are certainly of great value in teaching, or otherwise passing on your acquired expertise.  At least any research is going well! You would love to be embarking on an exciting trip or two, but instead, you’re just returning to the same old places – if that. Your career is a bit of a struggle these days and money seems simply to disappear without trace. Try to enjoy the same old same old, if you can, and wait for more exciting times.

 

PISCES

Where on earth is the money going?  You seem to be spending it as fast as it comes in – if it is coming in at all. And if you’re not spending it, then people close to you are helping to make it disappear. Generally speaking, you’re not too bothered about material matters, but you may need to get organized and examine your resources at this time. Nobody is being very helpful and you’re having to do pretty well everything yourself. In many instances, you have to return to square one and begin making plans all over again. Look after your health, as an earlier ailment may reappear.