Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19)
From the 5th until the 19th Mercury transits its home sign of Gemini which is in your third house of communication and the mind. Clarity and perception are very sharp now. These resources will serve you well with family issues this month. Be patient with your burgeoning innovative ideas. They will see the light of day but let the Universe help you with the timing of their implementation. Be here now! It is vacation time, so unwind a bit. New friends may offer fresh insight. A shift in energy at the solstice helps you to feel closer to that future dream.
Taurus (Apr. 20 – May 20)
During this month the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn take up occupancy in your first three houses of identity, values and the mind. It is a rich time to explore what makes you tick and what you want. Challenge yourself. There may be a hiccup of unbullish self-doubt early on and even a little reticence about reaching beyond your safety zone. On your path, however, there is no going backwards so embrace the new currents. Creative energy is strong this month and giving full expression to it will be a steadying influence. Go shopping and buy an inspiring book. Chat up friends and keep them informed about what’s important to you now. You may find a good sounding board and a great friend.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Happy Birthday to you, Gemini… both of you! Your birthday gift this month will be a great adventure. It’s all about feeling, passion and possibility this month but don’t be alarmed, intelligent one. It’s really an awesome opportunity to re-balance your sometimes overused right brain and underappreciated left brain. Take action to step out of your safety zone a little bit. Roll with the flow. Step out of responsibility mode a little and stand in your joy. Ask how you see yourself becoming more free to be who you want to be in career and relationship. You may feel there are some new talents or skills to learn or bring into what you already do. Plant some of those seeds now. The Sun will oppose Pluto in your relationship house on the 12th. Use this time to understand why that less-than-charming Mr. Hyde sometimes pops out in relationships when you were really trying your best to show your intelligent Dr. Jekyll. This could be a key month for breakthrough and clarity in relationship. Trust your perceptions. Inspire others… they will really appreciate you for it!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Saturn, the lesson bringer of the zodiac, normally indicates a time for introspection, focus and discipline with respect to developing who we want to be. This month Saturn reaches the middle degrees of your birth sign and thereby provides an opportunity to get some perspective on your progress in these matters over the last year. In addition dynamic, innovative Mars inspires us to action and stirs our creative passion through the 23rd. You may be inspired to go back into your shell for respite and safety but consider the ramifications if you do. Communications, teaching or writing are generally strong now. This is a particularly good time to connect, network and make important new friends and associations but be cautious about romance. Promote yourself or advertise your business.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
It is time to hone in on creative fulfillment through career. Your energy and talents need to be expressed more fully and opportunities in this area are coming into focus. You might feel you are bursting at the seams for some creative shift, but don’t take any short cuts. Be as clear as you can be about your goals and what you need for cellular level creative satisfaction. If you can be clear about what you want, then what you want will come to you. This is a good time for emphasis on purification, health and service to others. You may feel like indulging yourself by buying something nice. Use some discretion and go for it! Use your relationships to express the depth, breadth and truth of who you are. Don’t hold back.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Benefic planet Jupiter rolls through your sun sign until September. For now that means the energy of expansion abounds. Keep these energies well harnessed and in balance. Keep your perspective. What are your most important priorities and goals? This is the best time to practice the art of conscious intention and thereby let go of some of those encumbering control issues. What do want to manifest? Remember that the practice of intention presumes that there is a Universal intention that is the guiding creative force of the Universe. Although you have a flawless capacity to make things happen, don’t get so swept away or overconfident that you lose sight of your relationship with the All That Is. It is time to consider putting your trust in Divine Timing. Keep things realistic and flexible. Virgo is the most sensitive, vulnerable sign of the zodiac. Direct that sensitivity towards your loved ones and friends. It will return to you a thousandfold.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Your ruling planet is Venus which is the highlight of the planetary show this month. Energy should be pulsing through your veins when retrograde Venus moves across the face of the Sun on the 8th. Insight and inspiration will be sparked. Retrograde means that we are re-considering ideas or going back over old territory we visited just a couple months earlier. The best way to handle a retrograde period is to go within rather than try to make sense out of unsettled external circumstances. This is a period for the Soul and not the mind. Venus is retrograde in your 9th house of philosophy and higher teachings. Maybe you are searching for answers to some of your deepest questions or looking for the right path for you. Keep yourself inspired. Things have been spacey or uncertain recently. Let that be okay. God does move in mysterious ways sometimes but you can rest assured She won’t keep you in the mist too much longer. Career will likely emerge as an area of focus after Venus changes from retrograde to forward motion at the end of the month.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
You are on a roll as the month begins. Things will be heating up as time goes on. The energy of transformation abounds and we all know that is appealing to scorpions. If you could sit down at a drafting table and re-design who you are, what would the new you look like? Think about it while this deliciously intense energy abounds but don’t set yourself up to become a martyr to your own idealism and expectations. Your optimism is on an uptick. Friends are looking for you to be the life of the party. This could be a month for profound illumination. Balance fun and inspiration. If a new path or direction are what you are looking for then give them a chance. Listen to the whispers.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Wow! Benevolent Jupiter remains in your career house through September. Healer asteroid Chiron occupies your second house of talents and money. Spiritual Neptune occupies your third house of the mind. Things are building toward a crescendo later this year. This month gives you an opportunity to clear away thoughts that might block your optimism and confidence about those approaching changes. Feelings and passions may get stirred up but clarity and wisdom will win the day. Friends might disappoint you but maybe it is a message about being among those who are more supportive of you. Vacation or rest and relaxation are a requirement this month.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Healer asteroid Chiron completes its transit of your sun sign over the next nine months and won’t return there for almost 50 years. These nine months are the perfect gestation period for creating a more healthy relationship with your sense of responsibility. Practice easing up on yourself in this department particularly in the area of relationships. The ruler of your sun sign is Saturn which is transiting through your relationships house. Put yourself on notice… I am not responsible for his or her happiness. Focus on breaking through this month around your fear of letting others down. It is an old story that has outlived its usefulness. This month’s mantra: I take responsibility to dream my undreamed dreams. Lots of clarity and healing particularly from the 6th to the 19th.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Retrograde Neptune spends the month smack dab in the middle of your sun sign. The uncertainty continues but fear not. Watery Neptune will ultimately energize your airy, thought-filled energy field with feelings of passion and creativity. Avoid the temptation to escape to your ivory tower of idealism. Being smug simply won’t solve anything now. Focus instead on home, nest and comfort. Nurture yourself big time. Be on guard about falling into an old rut at work. Your developing more patience now will pay huge benefits in a couple of months. A summer romance is possible now. Do something wonderful with the family. Make a meaningful connection with the children.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20)
As the month begins there is some tension between your fourth house of needs/emotions and your tenth house of career/showing up to others. Take a look at how you put the needs and expectations of others above your own needs. Take notes, keep a diary, communicate, be honest to yourself. Get things out in the open. The sky is not going to fall if you define your life on your terms! Be with the family. Keep the company of like-minded, inspiring friends. Start a new, self-nurturing discipline like a yoga class or membership at the gym.