Aries (March 21-Apr. 19)
This is the time every year when your interactions with others intensify, dear ram, as the Scorpio Sun travels in the part of your chart where you merge your energies with others on every level – psychologically, philosophically, intellectually, financially and sexually.
What adds to this powerhouse energy this year is the cycle of Mars, your ruling planet also in intense, magical Scorpio after the 11th. Be prepared for the urge to merge to continue as the Scorpio New Moon on the 12th begs the question: What do you most want from your relationships and what are you willing to invest to get it? Well, this is the time to plant those seeds, oh pioneer of the zodiac.
And while you are always prepared in life to go it alone because others usually can’t keep up with your pace, you know that when you align with others, it’s much more exciting and fulfilling.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Remember the story of Ferdinand the bull? All he wanted to do was sit under the cork tree and smell the roses – until one day he sat on a bumblebee and they thought he must be ferocious enough to fight the bull in the ring in Madrid.
With the Scorpio Sun in your house of relationships, joined by Mars, the planet of passion and desire in Scorpio on the 11th and the New Moon in Scorpio on the 12th, you may feel like that bull who sat on a bumblebee. Normally, you abhor confrontation, you peace-loving bull, and it may seem that your relationships are egging you on – but the truth is that underneath that desire for peace at any price your soul wants greater intimacy and the only way to have greater intimacy is to be willing to dance in the fire.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
As the adaptable, versatile and sometimes scattered and flighty air sign of the zodiac, you’ve been wondering what hit you as life has been fraught with power struggles lately, with Pluto, the planet of power, dancing opposite your Sun in Gemini. And you’ve been learning to surrender, haven’t you?
With the Sun, Mars and the New Moon all in Scorpio on the 12th, it’s time for you to transform the day-to-day quality of your life. If this intense energy seems to be taking its toll on your health and general sense of well-being, look at what you eat, how much sleep you get, if you exercise on a regular basis and decide to make changes in these areas so that you create a vibrant, healthy mind/body/spirit.
Scorpio is the sign of transformation, magic, healing and regeneration. So plant the seeds of renewal at this Scorpio New Moon because the Universe always says YES!
Cancer (June 21-Jul. 22)
It’s not easy being you, you say, dear crab? There’s no question that you’ve had to be more disciplined and responsible for your feelings and your emotional well-being. With Saturn, the planet of responsibility and discipline, in Cancer since June, 2003, you’ve had quite a lesson in self-parenting and self-nurturing – not to mention taking responsibility for EVERYTHING you feel without making it someone’s else’s fault.
You know now, dear Moon child, that you’re just as capable of abandoning you as anyone else. With Saturn retrograding on the 8th, you’ll have one more opportunity to create those internal structures that truly support who you are now.
Remember, a playpen is an appropriate, safe structure to protect a child, but that same playpen is confining and restrictive to an adult. Saturn’s message is that you have what it takes to be your own mommy and daddy.
Leo (Jul. 23- Aug.22)
While you are normally gregarious, fun-loving and outgoing by nature, you may be feeling more private, with-drawn, introspective and reflective, with the Sun and Mars in Scorpio cycling in the house of your physical and emotional foundations.
This is the time to entertain yourself in the privacy of your home and celebrate the miracle of your inner life. It would be good to undertake a project in your home so that you have a physical outlet for the intense, powerful energy of Mars, the planet of desire and action, in Scorpio.
If there is friction at home or underlying tension, try to remember when you felt similar energies as a child, because the 4th house is also your past – and if you’re willing to fearlessly face what may be up with the courage of the lion, you will create an amazing present out of that past.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept. 22)
What a ride you’ve had for the last year as you expanded on every level possible, perhaps even your waistline? Mercury, your guardian angel planet, leaves the focused, determined, penetrating Scorpio energy and journeys into optimistic, exuberant, enthusiastic Sagittarius on the 4th and then retrogrades on the 30th until December 20. The message of Mercury in fiery Sagittarius is to lighten up on yourself, dear Virgo. Quit being so anal about everything having to be just so. You can miss the miracle of life if you’re so focused on every little detail.
With all the Scorpio planets in your 3rd house of communication and Mercury in philosophical Sagittarius, you’ll find the words to see the bigger picture and communicate with greater power, meaning and purpose at the Full Moon in Gemini on the 26th.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
You’re having a ball now, aren’t you, oh lover of relationships, teamwork and cooperation, with Jupiter, the planet of growth and expansion, traveling in your sign until October, 2005.
If you’re cashing in now, it’s because you deserve it. You’re reaping what you’ve sown over the last 12 years as it appears that everyone is your raving fan. And with Venus, your guardian angel planet, in Libra until the 22nd when she flows into powerful Scorpio, people are coming out of the woodwork to support you in making your dreams come true.
Yes, everything you touch can turn to gold because you believe it. Of all the signs in the zodiac, you recognize the value and the gift in all relationships and now’s the time for you to reaffirm that every match is made in heaven.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
This is your month of rebirth, healing, regeneration and maximum intensity, dear Scorpio. Whether you express the scorpion, snake or phoenix/eagle energy of Scorpio is up to you to decide. And this November is particularly powerful for you as Mars, your guardian angel planet of desire and action, joins the Sun in Scorpio on the 11th.
Expect things to really heat up after the 11th as you become one with your passion. And when you’re focused on your heart’s desire, there’s no one more focused, determined and relentless than you. Passion is your middle name and Mars in your sign, which only occurs every two years, just doubles the pleasure and doubles the fun. And for those of us who love you, it’s best to just get out of your way.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec 21)
There’s always the potential for lots of behind the scenes activity in November, dear Archer, as the Scorpio planets flow in your 12th house of dreams, inspiration, spirituality and your unconscious. And very likely it will be easy for you to share what’s going on as Mercury, the planet of communication, cycles into your sign on the 2nd where it will be until January 10, 2005, because of its retrograde journey beginning on the 30th.
Wherever you need clarity and direction in your life, ask for answers in your dreams, especially around the New Moon in Scorpio on the 12th, because while the body sleeps the soul never does. And with Jupiter, your guardian angel planet now in Libra, the sign of teamwork and cooperation, people are coming out of nowhere to support you and your process.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
While you usually know where you’re going, your path up the mountain may not be all that clear as Saturn, your ruling planet, begins its 5 month retrograde cycle on the 8th.
As the Lord of Karma backtracks in your partnership house, take a long hard look at the quality of your relationships, both personal and business and if they are pulling their weight. This is a great time to set boundaries and ask for what you want. And be prepared that your partners will be letting you know, in no uncertain terms, what they need from you.
In your career, which is most important to you, you may be ready for a raise, a promotion, a new job or all three as Jupiter’s expansive energy traverses your 10th house. You’re ready to step up and assume greater responsibility and if you can’t do it in your current job, you may decide to look for a new one and a new and better job may find you because you deserve it.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
You may feel like you’re waking up after a long sleep as Uranus, your guardian angel planet of awakening, breakthrough and rebellion, moves forward again on the 11th after its 5 month tailspin. It’s time for magic in your career this month as the Scorpio planets travel in your 10th house. You feel a powerful sense of mission, especially when Mars cycles into Scorpio on the 11th and the New Moon in Scorpio occurs on the 12th.
You are the humanitarian of the zodiac and it’s time to express your uniqueness, originality and inventiveness in your job and move beyond all restrictions and eliminate what’s not working once Uranus moves forward. There are numerous opportunities for powerful alliances now with people where you can be of mutual benefit to each other.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March )
With Uranus, the planet of awakening and originality moving forward again in your sign on the 11th, your head may be spinning as you step up to who you really are. You are in a creative re-awakening and are coming into your own.
The dazzling planet Uranus puts you at the center of divine change which may also feel like your own personal revolution so that you can discover the real you. Reinvent yourself and revise your personal life itinerary. More than ever before, you need to be you and do what you want to do in your own unique way.
Normally gentle, compassionate and self-sacrificing, it will surprise you how easy it will be to blast anyone or anything out of sight and mind that prevents you from expressing your inventiveness and individuality. And whatever you give up or lose will be replaced by a rare cosmic gift, your independence – something to treasure forever.