Saturday, January 31, 2009


This is a GLOBAL MELTDOWN!!! All over the world, governments are doing the same thing - that is printing more and more money and planning to spend their way out of the crisis. Massive stimulus programmes are being instigated, the toxic debts of the financial institutions are being swept up by the governments - they are acting as though there are no consequences to this type of behaviour. They are using 1930's methodologies to tackle 21st century problems. It's ridiculous. The burden will ultimately fall on the taxpayers. This is the effect of Pluto in Capricorn - there's always a certain desperation and obsessive energy connected with Pluto and the fact that Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn, means that governments around the world are going to try their best to keep the status quo.

Just today, Gordon Brown announced that this crisis is unprecedented and we could not look back at history for any answers. Great. So what are they doing? Just repeating history without any thought about the effect they are having on peoples' lives for the future. They have no blueprint to move forward.

Here's the way I see it. We started out with the sub-prime mortgage crisis in 2008 and the subsequent collapse of many banks and financial institutions. Since then, some huge retailers have gone bust: Sharper Image, Linens and More, Circuit City to name but a few. This is just the start. Yesterday over 75,000 job losses were announced. In one day! What you will be seeing will be an enormous collapse of the commercial real estate sector. This will be much bigger than the sub-prime crisis. Imagine all the empty buildings from the companies who are no longer in business. This is going to be huge. The civil unrest I am talking about here relates to the opposition of Saturn in Virgo and Uranus in Pisces. Saturn in Virgo relates to the workers who feel they are not being treated fairly, while the Uranus in Pisces means that drastic and sudden actions are taken that leave people reeling with shock. This is precisely what we are seeing around the world.

The US Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, is pretending that they are saving the banks in the name of national interest. They cannot save the banks - they are pouring all the toxic assets onto the taxpayers. The ship is sinking but lifeboats are only there for the wealthy. Every person is going to be much poorer in order to keep on enriching the elite few at the top. How can they justify taking over $18bn in bonuses during 2008 when leading so many financial institutions into bankruptcy??? It's shocking. And this is only the surface. We are not even seeing 10% of the extent of the greed, dishonesty and unethical behaviour. This is merely the beginning. Do you think that Bernard Madoff is the only one??? No way, he is one of many that have been found out so far. This is more of Pluto in Capricorn in action. Pluto unearths that which is dishonest, unhealthy and hidden - so be prepared for many more scams to be revealed. Remember, Pluto only went into Capricorn on November 26th 2008 - and it stays there for the next 16 years - so we are right at the very beginning of all this.

Already we are seeing the signs of unrest around the world: a million people striking in France this week, riots and demonstrations in Greece, Latvia, Russia, Iceland...Already in the US, they are training the military for riot control. The Arizona police force is training the police for riots and economic calamity.
Be assured that draconian measures will be taken by governments around the world. It could be a bank holiday, it could be confiscating gold, it could be anything - probably something totally unexpected - but it will definitely be something dramatic that will hurt the everyday person and again the rich will benefit.
The riots, demonstrations and sudden measures are all caused by Saturn in opposition to Uranus.

There will be bigger government, more intrusion, more spying. Crime will increase rapidly and there will be a growing underclass.

It is important to prepare for the worst: at least have a couple of weeks of water and food stored away, some gold, some weapons if you think it necessary as well.

Remember the banks might just close for a while - so make sure you have some cash on hand.

It doesn't cost anything to take protective measures.

Again, I tell you, I am not into doom and gloom, but I felt I had to write this blog urgently right now so that as many of you as possible can make preparations to protect yourselves.

For the future, we will have to come together much more: Jupiter in Aquarius close to Neptune in Aquarius during 2009 will bring idealistic attitudes and ideas to the table. People will start to think more about their immediate community and work out ways to help one another.

Yes, these are hard times, no question about that, but there will be many good outcomes once we are through all this.

Take care

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pluto in Capricorn - more predictions

Pluto moved into Capricorn on November 26th 2008 and stays there for the next 15-16 years. This is a new cycle we have moved into and already the effects of it are showing.

I predicted that it would mean a new way of looking at death, our old people and reincarnation.

Recently, the monarch of Luxemburg vetoed the decision of Parliament to legalise euthanasia. This was an amazing step, as he has no rights to do this. It shows, how this issue is coming to the forefront of activity in many countries. Add to this the fact that the BBC recently filmed the assisted suicide of Craig Ewitt - Live on Air. He had to go to Switzerland to do it legally - but it was shown on tv.

More of these events will be coming to the forefront in the months and years to come. There will be those that wish to keep the situation as it is and not help people to die who wish to - and those who wish to break out of this, and new legislation will be enforced in forward thinking countries. What you can expect is that there will be more interest in this subject and it will become more mainstream.

Also our understanding and interest in death and dying will increase. It will not be stuffed down and into the background out of fear, but it will come out more into the open. It will be a time for the wisdom (Capricorn) to be unearthed (Pluto) about reincarnation and the veil between the two worlds will be lifted. More and more people will be able to tune into the new vibrations that will show that there is really no end, but a continuation.

Our old people, who in the main are not treated very well in our communities will be the subject of much more concern. After all, the baby-boomers are soon reaching retirement age - and there will be so many of them - this will be an area of focus and there will be an opportunity to bring more fairness and equality into the system. Where there has been a lack of integrity, it will be brought into the open,and new structures can be put into place that serve both the old people and their families.

Exciting and interesting times ahead!

Mercury Retrograde - how to make the best of it

Mercury is still retrograde until the end of January 2009. The general effect of Mercury retrograde is annoyance. Little things go wrong and frustration emerges. Anything involving communications, verbal activity, technology and short trips can be affected.

Look how Obama fluffed his lines during his inauguration - that's an example of Mercury retrograde.

I went out and bought a new computer during Mercury retrograde - I can't believe I did it - not listening to my own words - but true to form, it has needed repairs, it's been in the shop, it's noisy - and I only wish I had waited until after the retrograde period!

Definition: three or four times a year, Mercury appears to turn around and go backwards in the sky for about 3-4 weeks. It isnt really going backwards - it's an optical illusion based upon the relative speeds and orbits of the Earth and Mercury around the Sun.

Think of riding in a fast car on the motorway which is passing a slower-moving car. The slower moving car appears to be moving backward, but it isn't really .It's just the relative speed and direction of the two cars that gives that illusion. Retrograde Mercury is similar to that.

What to avoid during Mercury retrograde:
signing legal documents
closing big deals
scheduling meetings to make a bit decision

It's a good time to:
do follow ups on a project already in motion
complete a project you had already started
research a new project thoroughly
catch up on paperwork
hold and information-sharing meeting

backup your hard drive before the retrograde
avoid installing new computer software during the retrograde
do needed repairs on machinery before the retrograde

Forthcoming retrogrades in 2009-2010:
May 7th-31st 2009
September 7th - 28th 2009
December 20th 2009 - January 14th 2010

Good luck!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

A New World Currency - Astrological Predictions

One of the many things I love about the subject of Astrology, is that it can be applied not only on a personal level – to your health, your career, your finances, your relationships, but also to national and international events.

For the purposes of this blog, I have examined the natal charts of three countries in depth: the USA, the UK and Japan. I took a look at how their progressions and transits are affecting their currencies, their economies and what the perspective is for their future.

Let me begin by stating, that I predict that there will be a new world currency in the years to come. When this cycle is complete, the way we use and create money around the world will have changed completely. We will be in a totally new paradigm and the global arena of finance and economics will be transformed. How the new currency will ultimately come together, I cannot yet say, however, it could be a global currency – one for the whole world, it could be a mixture of three currencies coming together, for example, the USA, Europe and an Asian currency. Many talk about the Amero being introduced in the USA – to amalgamate the currencies of the US, Canada and Mexico. There are many possibilities. However, what is clear, is that the whole system needs to change dramatically and there will be a new world system of money.

In my view, there will need to be complementary currencies that are used in tandem with the national currencies. We are moving inexorably towards local communities, sustainability and local means of exchanging goods and services. Climate change, peak oil and the economic crisis are forcing us to think and act locally and to become more self-sufficient.

The USA has three planets in the second house of money one of which is Venus which rules the nation’s currency. During the next 5-7 years, transiting Pluto in Capricorn in the 8th house is making an opposition to natal Venus in Capricorn in the 2nd house. This is going to be a constant stress point over this time period with Pluto alternately opposing Venus and Jupiter. By 2014, transiting Pluto in Capricorn is in opposition to natal Sun in Cancer. All this activity is taking place in the two houses of money. Remember too, that natally, the USA has Pluto in Capricorn in the 9th house, so this transit is going to be particularly transformative. The greatest stress comes during the period of 2009-2015. With Pluto in opposition for this extended time period, there are going to be repeated challenges with respect to the US dollar and the way people earn their living.

Pluto means endings of situations and things that are past their “sell by” date. Pluto in the 8th house will unearth all situations pertaining to investments and money that have been hidden. Any unscrupulous dealings will come out into the open and Pluto in Capricorn can be very harsh in its judgment and actions where integrity has been compromised. You can expect to see many more financial debacles over the next several years. When the experts say that this crisis is half way through – don’t believe them. It has a long way to go yet and Pluto is going to unearth many more hidden scams and schemes. Pluto also encourages transformation, so don’t be surprised if month after month more and more is revealed. It is going to be shocking – even more shocking than it has been.

Leaders are going to have to come up with new solutions. Doing the same thing repeatedly and hoping for a different answer is just not going to work. The fact that Pluto in Capricorn is opposing the natal Venus in Cancer in the 2nd house, means that the very way that the people of the US sustain themselves will be under threat. Cancer rules food, medicine, health care and these are all areas that will be challenged. Capricorn rules the banking system, large corporations and governments. This will not be all doom and gloom, because although Pluto does destroy, it also makes space for the new to be born. However, in the meantime, it will be a rough ride for many.

By the end of October 2009, Saturn goes into Libra. In the US natal chart, Saturn is in Libra, and in December 2010, March 2011 and August-September 2011, it makes an exact conjunction with the natal Saturn of the USA. While this is happening, short cuts will not work. It means that hard work and dedication will be required in all fields. However, the fact that Saturn is exalted in Libra can also signify that if the US government and its leaders bring about justice for its people and doesn’t continue to rip them off, then Saturn in Libra has the possibility of bringing about a new stability and security for the country. However, as always with Saturn, whatever has not been done properly, or skimmed over, will have to be redone or it will not succeed.

In December 2009, transiting Uranus in Pisces in the 11th house is in direct opposition with natal Neptune in Virgo in the 5th house. This could well stimulate issues in the Middle East again, especially as Uranus rules Israel and the 11th house is associated with allies and friends. With Neptune in opposition, the USA may not see the issues clearly and may be forced to act in a crisis (Uranus).

In April 2011, transiting Uranus in Aries in the 11th house is square natal Venus in Cancer in the 2nd house. Once again, I see this as huge stress on the US dollar with unforeseen shocks and sudden events being the flavour of this difficult square. The US could be forced to change direction at this point with respect to their economy and financial position. Also at this time, natal Sun in Cancer in the 2nd house is square to transiting Saturn in Libra in the 5th house. This could mean some very hard lessons for the US and possibly a devaluation of its currency. The 5th house rules speculation and with Saturn there, it will not be a time for the US to be taking financial risks. It will be a time for tightening its belt, for frugality and for making best use of resources.

In October 2012, there are three important squares: transiting Uranus in Aries in the 11th house squaring natal Jupiter in the 2nd house in Cancer. Uranus in the 11th house can indicate uprisings and discontent by the people in connection with the financial and employment situation. Also, this square with Jupiter can indicate great loss of finances, or overspending that has to cease abruptly. The second square is the progressed Moon in Libra in the 5th house square natal Sun in Cancer in the 2nd house. Again, this is another indication that the economics of the country will come under even more strain. Finally, there is a square between progressed Sun in Pisces in the 10th house with natal Uranus in the 1st house in Gemini. This could indicate a strong pull between wanting to create a brand new paradigm and keeping the status quo within corporations and big business. The fact that progressed Sun is in Pisces could mean that the leaders have rose tinted glasses on and do not wish to see the situation clearly at all. The lead-up to October 2012 will be one of great upheaval and change.

The consistent aspect throughout this period up until 2014 is the opposition of Pluto in Capricorn to natal Sun, Jupiter and Venus in Cancer. It is like a relentless power struggle between keeping the banking system afloat in any way possible, to the ultimate detriment of the US dollar. No matter what the authorities try to do, anything that is unfair to the people in general will be destroyed (Saturn in Libra transiting 5th house). These are testing times for the US, but with the Uranus right on the Ascendant, it does have the ability to re-create itself time and again, and once it comes through this huge crisis, it will be renewed, reinvigorated and will play a leadership role in the new world currency.

Let’s move onto the situation in the UK. Natally, Uranus is at 28 degrees Sagittarius and Pluto made an exact conjunction with natal Uranus in September and October of 2008. This is the precise time in which the banking system in the UK came very close to collapsing. The government suddenly had to come up with huge bailout funds for failing financial institutions. Pluto in Capricorn is hovering between natal Uranus in Sagittarius and natal Sun in Capricorn for the next 5-6 years. This could indicate sudden shocks and also a complete transformation of the way in which the UK governs itself. Capricorn ruling structures, buildings, big business and government, will bring out into the open anything that is unethical and immoral and will insist on a new structure that has integrity and is for the good of all. Huge changes ahead for the UK. It’s not going to be easy, it will come through this a completely changed country.

In October 2009, transiting Saturn goes into Libra in the 6th house of work and employment. It is square to natal Uranus in the 9th house in Sagittarius. This could mean sudden and great loss of jobs. By November the progressed Moon in Virgo in the 6th house is square Uranus in the 9th house possibly signifying emotional pain with the loss of jobs and financial security. People will have to come up with new and creative ideas to survive the crisis. (Uranus). By April 2010, transiting Pluto in Capricorn is within a few degrees of the Midheaven indicating a possible change of government or leadership.

In the middle of 2016, natal Sun and Midheaven in Capricorn are in opposition to progressed Venus in Cancer crossing the IC. This will be the time that the Pound comes under extensive pressure. There will be significant changes in the way that people earn money, especially from home, fighting against the big corporations and business that will want the workers to go out and leave the home and family. There will be a pull between home and family and having to earn money and being out in the world. This could also be connected to the fact that the people will want sustainability, nurturing and nourishment (progressed Venus in Cancer on the IC, just going into the 4th house of home and family). Food supplies could be threatened and the people will want to protect what they have. There could be a move back to the land and earning income from the land. (progressed Venus in Cancer, 4th house).

Saturn in Sagittarius will be transiting the 8th house of investments, banking, insurance and financial institutions during 2016, before going into Capricorn and becoming conjunct with natal Sun in Capricorn in December 2018. This will be a period of upheaval, some hardships financially and also the opportunity to create new structures in the financial industry as a whole. The whole area will be pared down to its barest necessities. There will not be the expansionist actions taken in previous times. There could also be a move towards more right-wing politics and towards even more Big Brother systems in government. The next decade is certainly going to be transformative for the UK and I am optimistic that they will come through it better than ever. The spirit of the people is very strong and vibrant and they will knuckle under and do what it takes to survive.

Finally, let’s take a look at Japan. Right now, the aspects for Japan are quite benign in nature. Although they are feeling the credit crunch just like the rest of the world, their currency is strong relative to the US dollar and the Euro at the moment and they have already experienced deflation and a difficult economy for many years. However, by August 2009, transiting Neptune is conjunct natal Mercury in Aquarius in the 10th house and then Sun in Aquarius in the 10th house. Neptune is hovering over Sun and Mercury throughout the rest of 2009 and 2010 so you can expect some dissolving of existing structures in Japan. There will be some corruption in governmental and big business areas and also some confusion over the general direction of the country. Also, there is the possibility of a charismatic leader coming to the fore who can take Japan into the next stages of its growth. The fact that Jupiter is in Aquarius for the next year until January 2010, means that it is divinely protected for this period and will not undergo such a serious depression as the rest of the world.

Progressed Venus is in Taurus in the 12th house, so there is much going on behind the scenes with respect to finances, money and planning for the future. I would not be at all surprised if the Japanese government is in secret discussions with financial institutions and trying to work out ways to secure the future of their economy. Also, this will affect the health care too as the 12th house rules hospitals, laboratories and the exploration of new drugs. A cure for a serious illness could come out of Japan in the next few years that will make them a huge amount of money.

Around April of 2012 will be a serious time for Japan. Pluto will be transiting the 8th house of banking, insurance, investments and finance, so you can expect great changes to take place. Also, some past secrets will be revealed and corruption scandals will come out into the open. The fact that Pluto is squaring natal Venus in Aries in the 11th house indicates that this is the time that pressure will be put upon their currency. Transiting Uranus in Aries will also be conjunct natal Jupiter in Aries in the 11th house indicating shocks and changes to the Japanese Yen. It looks like there will be a period of calm before the storm. Between 2009 and 2011, Japan will muddle through and will not have too many serious challenges. However, by 2012, there will be a crisis period which will force Japan to move in a totally new direction both politically and economically.

In conclusion, all three countries are in for extreme turbulence and change over the next several years. The credit crisis is far from over. Anyone who claims that it will be over by next year is dreaming. We are just at the very beginning of it now in January 2009. Given that the USD is the reserve currency of the world, and the difficult aspects between the 2nd and 8th houses for the next 5 years, indicates that there will be huge transformational changes ahead for the US and the rest of the world. The UK’s banking system will be reformed and over the next 5-10 years, government structures will be vastly different. There is the risk of a turn to severe right wing politics to try to keep the status quo. Already many UK banks are nationalised, there is more serious talk of joining the Euro (nearly at parity with the UK Pound even now) and as the unemployment figures rise there could be severe civil unrest. Japan’s situation will not reach a peak for another 3-4 years, at which point it too will face a crisis of government and economy.

Given these progressions and transits, I reiterate that I see a new world currency emerging from these troubled times. The fact that we are now in the Age of Aquarius, money needs to become our servant and not our master. It is the humanitarian age where the gap between the haves and the have-nots diminishes and everyone gets a fair chance in the world. Out of this pain, shock and crisis, I see great opportunities for creating a new world that is less self-centred and focused primarily on the rich people, but a world which is more generous, caring and sustainable for the long-term good of our planet. Aquarius rules the air waves, and there will be creative new ideas that will catapult us forward into a brighter, better and more balanced world.

Remember, when new currency becomes a reality, you first heard about it here!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pisces Forecast 2009

Main themes: attaining your goals and dreams, turning points in career, work and relationships.

Pluto moved into Capricorn at the end of 2008 and is there for the next sixteen years. This is a compatible sign to Pisces so you will find that your energies flow more easily now. It is transiting your eleventh house of hopes, dreams, friendships – your goals are changing and your friends are changing too. Or at least the quality of your friendships are changing.

It will be another wild and crazy year for Pisces, as Uranus continues its transit through your sun sign until 2010. This brings both excitement and sudden, unexpected, events into your life. Saturn is in Virgo until the end of October 2009, which is in opposition to transiting Uranus, so this could be positive in terms of reaching a peak in your career, but it can also bring some anxiety about the future.

Plans will not unfold as you expect and this will require you to be very flexible, adapting quickly to new situations. New people, new responsibilities, new skills being learned, are all part of the positive things that you may experience. But the prospect of so many things happening that you did not anticipate can lead to moments of great stress and worry too. You don’t like to be forced to rush things in your life, and these events may make you feel hurried and pressured.

Jupiter is in Aquarius all through 2009, which is in your twelfth house of healing, charity, helping others and going inwards. This aligns with Neptune which brings hope, altruism and generosity. You may find yourself becoming involved with helping people in need, or helping within your community in some way. There could be creative work behind the scenes involving film, music, drama or painting. Jupiter moves into Pisces in 2010 and it is at this time you will find your success in the outer world. 2009 will be about the dreams and visions you see for yourself and the world, while in 2010 you can achieve what you want in the outer world.

There could be a turning point in your career. Something is changing, either because of new skills you are learning which make your work even more excellent, or due to circumstances outside of your control which force you to make changes in your work.

You may want to be careful about new offers proposed to you. They sound good and they may mean more income. But they also may involve a lot more work than you want to commit to. As far as financial matters, you may be feeling quite confused these days. Therefore, you may need to find a trusty financial advisor – someone you know is honest and won’t take advantage of you. All this is setting you up for 2010 which holds the promise of an even better year financially for you.

This can be a year of turning points in relationships as well. With Saturn in your seventh house of relationships until the end of October 2009, you may fall in love quickly, but you may fall out of love quickly this year. Long term relationships may encounter more than their usual share of crisis, and may become so difficult that you have no choice but to end them.

If you are in a long-term relationship, like marriage, then you may be feeling the urge to break free. This is a year where separation is possible. But you may be in great conflict about this, for a part of you doesn’t like to be alone. The fear of being along could compel you to try to make up and rekindle the love that was once there. But chances are it is over, and it is time for you to begin a new chapter in your life. Once you accept that, you will find you can meet some exciting people. But emotionally you may not be ready yet for a commitment or real intimacy. It may take a while for you to get there, so be patient with yourself.

If you are single, this year can be filled with great fun and excitement. You can try things you never tried before and find them fascinating and adventurous.

You have to watch your health this year, especially for issues related to worry and stress. Meditation and relaxation can be very helpful, so will rides or walks through beautiful parts of nature. These things can calm your mind and inspire you to clearer thoughts.

Aquarius Forecast 2009

Main themes: opportunities for growth, success and recognition, compassion and charity.

Pluto moved into Capricorn on November 26th 2009 and is in your twelfth house of inner growth and reflection. It also rules compassion and love for others. There will be times of solitude and then times of going out into the world.

With Jupiter in your sign all year, this indicates a year in which your confidence will be high and you will be popular, well-liked and charismatic. For you the future looks very bright and you are optimistic about your prospects. Your circle of friends is very supportive and there are many opportunities to make new friends as well. It is a year of expansion in many areas of life, and you will enjoy it thoroughly. With Jupiter in your first house, there is a feeling of optimism and hope, even though those around you may not feel as you do. Some very important contacts will come into your life this year especially while the North Node is in Aquarius until August 2009.

In your career and finances, it is a year to move onto a bigger stage. If you currently have a job, you could be promoted and earn a greater income. If you don’t have a job, or wish to have a better paying job, this is the year to seek that out. If you work for yourself, this is the time to see your business grow in leaps and bounds. Your career looks great, but of course you have to do something to make it grow. It will not grow if you are not attentive. But just a little bit of attention and responsibility on your part can go a very long way this year. Best of all, you seem to make a lot of friends wherever you work. Everyone wants to be your friend, and through your social network, more and more offers and opportunities come to you. Some of these may involve travel to interesting places, but more importantly, you are earning money and seeing your career grow. As the year goes on, you become more and more responsible, so this upward direction in your professional life may continue for a couple of years if you want it to. This is especially true if your work involves creativity, imagination, music or helping others. It is also a good year for those involved in writing and marketing or advertising. You may even experience some fame and recognition for your creative work this year.

If there is any downside, it may have to do with saving money. As much as you can make, you can also spend. It would be wise to try and save some of your money this year. With Saturn in Virgo in your eighth house of joint finances, taxes, insurance and debt, this may also be a time of completions with financial ventures with other people. However, if you do save some money, it is also a good idea to reward yourself a little with something you would truly enjoy, like a wonderful vacation. When Saturn moves into Libra at the end of October 2009, your focus will be on education, teaching, media, and getting your ideas out into the world. Aquarius always wants to bring humanitarian causes to centre stage and when Saturn moves into Libra, a lot of what you are driving for will manifest in reality.

You are extremely popular and well-liked this year. Love has a way of finding you, and you don’t even have to look for it. If you are single, you could find your soul mate. There is one danger, however, and that is that you – or the partner- may be involved with another lover. If you are single and wish to be involved in more than one relationship, just remember to be honest and open with each. If you are involved with someone else who has another relationship, you may need to protect yourself emotionally against an unrealistic expectation as to where this relationship may be going. If you are married or in a committed relationship, make sure that you spend a lot of time with your partner doing things you both enjoy so much. The general trend for Aquarians is to experience great pleasure in love in 2009.

Your health should be good this year, however, watch out that you do not try to burn the candle at both ends. Try to get sufficient rest, for without it you could feel dizzy and light-headed. For personal relaxation, try meditation and music that you enjoy.

Capricorn Forecast 2009

Major themes: your life purpose and destiny, your self-confidence, making money.

Pluto has been in Sagittarius, the shadow side of Capricorn for the last thirteen years. On November 26th 2008, it moved into Capricorn where it will stay for the next sixteen years. For the last thirteen years, many Capricorns have been feeling inner changes. It’s as though you have been “on hold” and this could have caused you feelings of depression. However, Pluto is coming out of the shadows now and you are coming into your own power. This is a huge turning point in your life. Some Capricorns will already be feeling the changes, while others will take a little longer to come into their own. It is important for you to know, however, that you are now in one of the most self-empowering and transformative periods of your life.

Jupiter moved into Aquarius on January 5th 2009 aligning with Neptune in your second house of money. This is a great aspect for making money. Neptune dissolves old patterns and allows new ones to be created. For the last ten years you may have been feeling nervous about your business and financial security, but with Jupiter in your second house of money, it will give you the confidence to create new ways of earning money. From February 5th to March 14th, Mars is in Aquarius, so this will be the catalyst for the Jupiter (opportunities) and Neptune (dreams) to start working for you.

You will continue to experience great gains and success in your career. Whatever projects you take on, you have the ability and the vision to complete them in a way that commands respect and appreciation from others. You show that you are truly a professional by completing these projects with a sense of great responsibility. Your efforts also continue to lead to greater income, especially if you are in control of these projects.

Saturn, your ruling planet is currently transiting your ninth house in Virgo. This relates to learning, training and long-range plans. Your goals in life are changing. On the one hand, you have a sense of how great you could be if you really wanted to push yourself to the limit. There is no limit to what you could accomplish and the changes you could affect in your world, if you were willing to make this type of commitment to any effort. On the other hand, there is also a growing compulsion to retreat form the world, and to make your life simpler and less complex. This dynamic could result in major changes in your lifestyle. You are about to enter a period of self-transformation.

As you enter this period of self-reflection, you are also going through a period of self-discovery. This leads to very creative thoughts, and maybe some very exciting new business ideas. At the same time, you find you have a lot of strength and the ability to finish major projects this year. With Saturn moving into your tenth house of career at the end of October 2009, this could be a period of success through hard work in your career over the next two and a half years.

This year could go either way in relationships. If you are content, you relationships can be stable and normal. It is not overly exciting or boring. If you are not committed fully, then you may experience many peaks and valleys this year in love. Relationships work best for you if you are committed. Some of you will want to be alone now, as this gives you the time you need to delve into your inner self and discover who you really are and what you truly want out of life. Close and intimate relationships may distract you from your goals this year. The point is that you need love, but you also need distance. Can you find the right balance? If you do, then relationships will be successful for you.

You need to be careful of taking on too many responsibilities in 2009. You may need to learn to say “no” to the many requests others make of you. Otherwise without these boundaries, you create much stress, for you are a person who takes your work commitments seriously. Make sure you get your body checked out this year. Eat well and exercise regularly and make sure you put more fun and less work into your life, or health issues could surface.

Sagittarius Forecast 2009

Main themes: gaining more self-confidence, making your career more secure, selling your ideas.

Pluto, the planet of utter transformation has been in Sagittarius, your sign, for the last thirteen years. All Sagittarians have been going through big changes during this period. At last, Pluto moved out of Sagittarius on November 26th 2008 and many Sagittarians will already feel as though a heavy pressure has been released. You have had a major learning period and have certainly had to change many areas of your life and your thinking. Now Pluto is in your second house for the next sixteen yours. This will bring changes to the way you make money. You will want to sort out your earning capacity once and for all and much of your energy and time will go into make secure investments for the future. This could be in the form of learning new skills in order to further your career, or coming up with incredible ideas which can earn you regular and even multiple streams of income.

Saturn has been in Virgo since the fall of 2007 and stays there until the end of October 2009. It is therefore in your tenth house of career meaning that this is a great time to clarify your business objectives. This is a culmination of a thirty year time period which could mean endings and new beginnings in your career goals.

Jupiter, the sign of good fortune and abundance, went into Aquarius on January 5th 2009 where it stays for the rest of the year. It is in your third house of communications, sales, writing, teaching, learning and making new friends in your community. This is a great year for all these activities and with Jupiter there, you will find there will be an abundance of learning, teaching and sharing those skills throughout the year. It’s also a good time for taking some short trips. Neptune aligns with Jupiter during 2009, which will make you very creative especially in the arts: music, acting, poetry, writing and also giving you the ability to come up with some inspired ideas.

With Pluto in your second house of money, Saturn in your tenth house of career and Jupiter with Neptune in your third house of ideas, this is a great year for bringing it all together. You can make more money and gain more self-confidence and start making your mark in the world. There will be opportunities to increase your income, especially in sales.

The challenge to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and make wise decisions in the face of suddenly changing circumstances is a major test for most Sagittarians these days. As a mutable and fire sign, you are by nature adaptable and optimistic. However, you may also be impetuous in the face of these sudden and unexpected events that derail your plans. Rather than thinking out a plan that considers longer-term consequences, you may be more apt to seek quick solutions that don’t really solve the problem. This is caused by Uranus, the planet of sudden change being in opposition to your Sun in Sagittarius. You need to seriously consider the consequences of different decisions that are available. You may be looking for someone to come to your rescue, and perhaps they will with Jupiter and Neptune in Aquarius. But is that enough? It will be if you haven’t taken excessive risks and compounded losses with one bad decision after another.

Despite the series of unexpected events that arise in your life, you are still able to pick yourself up and create opportunities through your ability to present yourself as positive and hopeful about the future.

There could be many changes in your relationships. This is not a particularly stable year as far as relationships are concerned. Your independent streak will be quite strong, and it will be important for you to communicate clearly to those you love about the changes that are going on within you. Otherwise your closest contacts are liable to see you behaving erratically and feelings could get hurt by not sharing with them.

In the area of romance, 2009 can be quite exciting. Your charm and smile may win you the affection of someone you are strongly attracted to. Be aware, however, that many of you are not ready for a long-term commitment just yet.

Your nerves will need taking care of this year. Events happen so suddenly and without warning that you are prone to stress this year. Meditation and relaxation will work wonders for you. By practicing simple breathing techniques for about twenty minutes a day, you can minimise your stress levels and protect your nervous system.

Scorpio Forecast 2009

Major themes: expressing your ideas, learning new things, home and family, consolidating your plans and goals.

Your ruling planet is Pluto and when Pluto changes signs, as it did at the end of November 2008, it affects you deeply. It always signals the start of a new phase of activity. Pluto has been in Sagittarius for the last thirteen years, which has not been easy for Scorpios as the fire does not mix too well with water. However, as it is now in the earth sign of Capricorn, it is more compatible with the water of Scorpio. The last thirteen years have not been an easy time for you and with Pluto in Capricorn you will begin to feel more secure. Pluto falls into your third house so you will be expressing your ideas with more confidence. It’s a great time to do in-depth research, teaching, writing and learning.

You will continue on your path towards greater and greater self-empowerment. Your organisational skills are improving constantly and your ability to handle crises is incredible. The key to your success now is to simply move things out of your life that have no relevance, and begin to re-invent yourself.

In your work area, this could bring you unexpected proposals. Changes in your career could be very positive as long as you take the time to research these offers. Financially things can look very promising. The questions you need to ask are: is this what I want, and am I overlooking some details that are important? Something offered may not be exactly as it was presented. You are in a period of opportunities that can seem attractive, but also in a period in which there may be exaggerations and inflations of possibilities. You need to check out the details carefully. If you make an error in judgment, it could be very costly.

With Jupiter moving into Aquarius on January 5th 2009 for the next year, it will be in your fourth house. Jupiter is the planet of good fortune and luck, so it could bring both endings and new beginnings in your home area. It will be a new chapter of opportunities coming to you at home. It could mean working from home and not needing to travel to make money. Neptune aligns with Jupiter this year, so your dreams and wishes about home and family could well come to pass.

Saturn went into Virgo in the fall of 2009 and stays there until the end of October 2009. At the moment it is in your eleventh house which deals with your dreams, goals and aspirations. You will feel that your goals and dreams are starting to become a reality. There could be some endings in friendships that no longer serve you. There will be opportunities for transformations and healing.

In your relationships, your powers of attraction remain strong in 2009. New people can turn into new friends or new romances, whichever you prefer. The key for relationships to work out for you this year is honesty. However, you may find that this is quite a challenge. There is a danger of deception about the nature of a relationship in your life.

Basically there are two things happening in relationships and love. One is exciting and new. It makes you feel good about yourself and more confident. The other is confusing and perhaps deceptive, and may cause you anxiety and stress. This one is taking place also in the home area and may involve a family member and an aspect of avoidance or deception. The basis for a healthy relationship in each case, however, is trust. This is what you seek and this is what you need to convey in all your relationships at this time. Without trust, you lose your power. There is no lack of attracting relationships this year. The challenge is to attract those you can trust. If you are single, it is a great year to meet new people, but make sure they are emotionally available to you.

You may be a bit lazy in taking care of yourself healthwise. You do need to take care of your diet, otherwise an imbalance could leave you feeling tired and anemic. Make sure you are getting enough minerals in your diet, especially iron. Are you working too hard? You may simply need more rest.

Libra Forecast 2009

Main themes: home & family, creativity, vision and dreams, personal development and career.

Pluto moved into Capricorn at the end of 2008 where it will stay for the next sixteen years. This affects your fourth house of home and family. It will make the beginning of a sixteen year reconstruction of your entire life. The more you approach this period with the idea of dismantling the things in your life that haven’t worked in the past, and don’t work now with the idea of finding out what will work, the better off you will be. Much honest introspection is required. It is important that you do not go into denial and rationalise everything, but rather look inward for changes and begin to be authentic. This can be a very empowering time for you.

Jupiter went into Aquarius on 5th January 2009 where it will stay for the next year in your fifth house of creativity, pleasure, romance and fun. This makes it a favourable time for making more money. You may be offered new work, or you may expand your own business, especially if sales are involved. You can sell anything to anyone this year. Your powers of persuasion are very strong. You make others want to be involved with you in business activities.

With Neptune aligning with Jupiter this year as well in your fifth house, you may find romance comes into your life and you may even have the greatest love affair of your life. Your charisma will be very strong. If you are married, you will do some pleasurable things with your mate. There is the possibility of travel and social parties. Your physical beauty, grace and charm are at a height. Others will find you extremely attractive and romantic, and many will wish to court you. In choosing new companions it is important that you think longer term. These exceptional aspects for relationships may be fleeting. They may only last a year unless you have made great strides in self-awareness. This means honestly looking at your own issues in relationships and making the effort to understand those issues – and changing them if necessary. If you can do that, then you can have not only one year, but several years of sharing romance and great intimacy with another person.

But inside of you things are stirring. There is restlessness and a sense that something is not quite right. Your history is to look at the external world to find the cause of this foreboding. But that is not its location. It is within you, and it has to do with being honest with yourself – honestly acknowledging your own issues, especially in regards to relationships with others. It may benefit you to seek help from skillful counsellors, or to seek greater spiritual endeavours. Once the awareness comes to you, and the commitment to rebuild the inner dimension, you will on your way to much greater happiness and joy.

Saturn went into Virgo in the fall of 2007 and stays there until the end of October 2009. This means that Saturn therefore, is in your twelfth house. It has been a serious time for you and you have probably felt as though a lot of your life has been on hold. When Saturn moves into your sign, Libra, towards the end of 2009, you will find yourself at a turning point in your life. You will be starting a new thirty year cycle and you will feel as though you are coming out of a cocoon. You may have felt depressed and disoriented. Some of you will have started to build a new career already. If so, once Saturn does go into Libra, it will be the time to put it into a real context. You will need to be quite patient and do the behind-the-scenes work in the meantime. Once Saturn goes into Libra, it will start to become clearer for you.

As far as health is concerned, you do need to watch your diet in 2009 more than usual. You need to be committed to a healthy diet and regular exercise. This has to do with Pluto in Capricorn and the square aspect it makes with your Sun Sign, Libra. Either you will be disciplined and keep these matters under control, or you will grow old and tired very quickly. The choice is yours and it requires action.

Virgo Forecast 2009

Major themes: creativity, job opportunities, hard work toward your goals, feeling more secure.

Pluto moved into Capricorn on November 26th 2008 where it will stay for approximately sixteen years. This is an earth sign like Virgo and is highly compatible with Virgo. It has been in Sagittarius for the last thirteen years which has been very stressful for many Virgos. The next sixteen years will be a better flow for you as Pluto is in your fifth house of creativity, play, romance, self empowerment and finding your unique identity. The North Node, which is a karmic aspect, moves into Capricorn on August 22nd 2009 for two years, so you will find that you begin to feel much more in alignment with your life. It will not feel as disjointed as it has been feeling for the past several years.

Now is the time to make changes in your life and build something that is going to last. There is a real tug of war going on within you and perhaps in your external world too. On the one hand, you feel inspired to do something great. You have a great idea, maybe even a brilliant one because you are naturally very smart. On the other hand, there seems to be something holding you back. Maybe it is a sense of duty and responsibility to something or someone you have been involved with for some time. You can’t just leave it easily. Or maybe it is a lack of money. You can’t just set up a new business without enough capital. Or maybe it is lack of time. Whatever it is you want to do requires a long-term commitment, and you are not sure you want to make that type of commitment yet.

Saturn went into Virgo in the fall of 2007and is there until the end of October 2009. Having Saturn in your natal sign has meant that you have had to work extremely hard on yourself, your attitudes and your life in general. It probably feels as though nothing has come easily to you. It is a very karmic time and you do need to learn the lessons that are being shown to you. There have probably been some endings and goodbyes during this period, but these are turning points that will lead you to more nourishing friendships and work. When Saturn goes into Libra on October 29th 2009, you will probably breathe a huge sigh of relief as you will feel much of the heaviness drop away from your shoulders. At this point, Saturn is in your second house of money and finances for two and a half years. This will give you the opportunity to build more financial security for yourself and to nail down your money-making efforts. You will have to work hard, but this is nothing new to you Virgos, but you will be rewarded for your efforts. You may take on more responsibility in your work or you may change jobs or roles within your existing work.

Jupiter the planet of good fortune, moved into Aquarius on January 5th 2009. This means it is in your sixth house for the next year. This will be helpful with your health and you may even start to have so much more fun that you may gain weight, but not for too long as your Virgo mentality takes good care of your health anyway. Neptune aligns with Jupiter during 2009 making you feel more hopeful and inspired around your work.

Neptune in Aquarius is in your sixth house of health, so if you do get sick, the traditional medical profession will be unable to find anything. It is best that you find natural solutions and tune into your own body and listen to what it is trying to tell you. You may experience fatigue, so make sure that you take time out. Don’t overwork and ensure that you relax. Stretching and breathing are good for you.

This year will be a turning point for you. You are coming out of a period of much stress and you will be bringing more balance into your life. You need to give yourself permission to start enjoying yourself more, to lighten up a bit and not to worry so much.

In relationships, you may decide that you want your freedom. Things will be coming to a head. You will need to be upfront and honest with your emotions and needs. The key for you is not to panic if the unexpected happens – which it probably will. Just remember this is a crucial year for you and you are moving into a new fifteen year cycle when you will be making yourself into a better person than you ever imagined.

Leo Forecast 2009

Main themes: work, job skills, making money, partnership opportunities and relationships.

With Pluto in Capricorn now until 2024 in your sixth house of job skills and work responsibilities, you may find that you go from being an employee to being an employer. You will certainly experience huge changes in your work area. Pluto destroys and builds fresh and new. So don’t be surprised if by the end of this Pluto cycle that you are doing something completely different. It is hard to keep a Leo down. No matter how bad things may become, there is also hope. Faith and hope keep you confident and optimistic.

Jupiter went into Aquarius on January 5th 2009 which means it is in your seventh house of relationships for the next year. The key area of life in 2009 is relationships and your sense of identity. You are in a position to receive interesting proposals this year, anything from business to romantic or even marriage proposals. They look good and feel good to you. They are the source of great happiness and joy. But are you seeing them realistically? It is quite possible that what you really want in love or a relationship is not exactly what is being offered. Are you emotionally able to make the adjustment in order to stay in the relationship? If not, it may result in disillusionment and/or disappointment.

Many Leos will meet someone special during this year and as this is the traditional house of marriage, you may well find that you commit to getting married this year. It is also beneficial for signing contracts with anything to connected with business. Neptune aligns with Jupiter for most of 2009 and this brings new hope for all your relationships. You also need to be aware that Neptune is apt to cause confusion so you are also quite vulnerable here. Whilst you could well attract the love of your life, you need to be careful who you attract. Your charisma is extremely strong and you will find that Jupiter in this seventh house will attract many new people to you. So you will have your choice – just make sure that you take your time and you choose wisely.

Saturn has been in Virgo since the fall of 2007 and stays there until the end of October 2009. It is currently in your second house of money and finance. This has been a serious time financially for you and you do have the feeling that you have to work hard to make money. You may be overhauling your job skills, your values or even starting a new business. Saturn goes into Libra on October 29th 2009 and moves into your third house. This is an Air sign and is more compatible with Leo. This will mean that you may embark on a new course of study that will extend your skills, or you may finally sit down and put pen to paper and start writing your book.

In your career and finances, you may need to adapt to changing circumstances. Be careful if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Trust your intuition. Save your money this year. Do not take big risks. You can make money in 2009, but you can lose it too, so you must be aware of your spending patterns and try to save more than you spend.

As far as your health is concerned, you may be feeling tired with all the hard work you have been putting in lately. Are you working too hard and getting nowhere? Are you involved in a relationship that seems not to have the future you desire? Whatever the cause, the result can be fatigue and loss of energy. However, if you do need to seek medical advice for anything, make sure that you get three professional opinions. There is the possibility that you could be misdiagnosed and be given incorrect medications. Also, try to notice your energy levels and when you are needing rest, do not push yourself, just take a break earlier rather than later. Exercise is very important. Since you may find this boring, you may prefer to swim or walk in areas of beautiful nature. You are visually oriented, so it may be helpful to surround yourself with nature or things of beauty.

Cancer Forecast 2009

Themes: marriage, partnerships, business ventures, learning and ideas.

There are lots of big things happening for you especially in personal relationships and in the business area. Pluto moved into Capricorn on November 26th 2008 and stays there for the next sixteen years. This means that it falls into your seventh house as Capricorn is the opposite sign to Cancer. Your one-to-one relationships will come under the microscope during this Pluto cycle. There will be huge transformation in this area. For some of you it could mean divorce and upheavals and maybe even going for marriage counselling. For others, it may mean finding space for your soul mate and life partner to come into your life.

Big things are starting to happen in your life. These are the kind of things that will define the quality and direction of the rest of your life. One the positive side your personal charisma and innovative mind wins you great support. At times you can feel truly inspired, especially when it comes to ideas on how to grow your business, increase sales or solve problems. In personal relationships, your power of attraction is strong. If you wish, you may meet many new and interesting people this year that may turn out to become part of your social circle.

Yet there are also stirrings deep within you that seem obsessed with the idea that you must make drastic changes in your life.

With the North Node in Capricorn from August 2009- 2011, it is also in your seventh house of relationships. This means that if you have cleared out old baggage it will be a great time for you to find your soul mate and to connect with some very important, life-changing relationships.

Jupiter is in Aquarius from 5th January 2009 for the next year. This brings opportunities and luck in your eighth house. This means that you are protected in anything connected with taxes, insurance, debts and joint finances. However, with Neptune making a conjunction with Jupiter during 2009, it is wise to be very careful about your financial advisers and banks and to make sure that you have protected yourself adequately. Sometimes Neptune can bring people who are not honest or sincere and may not be acting in your best interests. Make sure any verbal agreements are made in writing as well.

Saturn has been in Virgo since the fall of 2007 and stays there until the end of October 2009. This means it is currently in your third house of studying, learning, your community and short trips. You may find yourself studying, reading and working hard on a written project. On October 29th 2009, it moves into Libra and will be in your fourth house for the next two and a half years. This brings endings and new beginnings into the area of home and family. You will need to let go of the old and create space for the new to come in. Often this means a move to a new home or renovating and repairing the one you are in.

Career and money will be a most critical area for you. It is an excellent time to train for a new career, but make sure it is something you really want to do. As a Cancer you like to nurture something to success, so be sure about your direction.

However, this year you may accomplish much. You are hard working and productive, as well as original and innovative.

In relationships you will have bags of charm and attractiveness and also Pluto in the seventh will give you chemistry with another person. You may meet someone from abroad and also have some wonderful experiences with friends.

With you health it is vital that you pay attention to your emotions and verbalise your feelings. There is a tendency for you to hold everything in and then it erupts later on in an unpleasant way. If you can force yourself to speak up while it is happening, you will save yourself a lot of heartache down the line. Some of you are feeling more vigorous and youthful than you have felt in years, while others may be suffering great stress. In the former case, your physical and mental well-being come from being active and productive. You are attracting new people and new conditions in your life, and this gives you a greater sense of confidence. You have a “glow” about you that is very attractive.

The other Cancers are lacking these same qualities. Instead of discipline and being productive you seem to spend way too much time brooding about your present and future conditions. The pressure of work or an unfulfilling relationship is taking a toll on your health, both mentally and physically. The sooner you let it go, the more quickly you can start over again, and that process will bring you relief.

Gemini Forecast 2009

Themes: making money, preserving money, education, home and family

Pluto moved into Capricorn on November 26th 2008 where it will stay until 2024. Capricorn is eight signs past Gemini and therefore Pluto falls into your eighth house of death and rebirth. This means it is time to get rid of what is not working and especially anything to do with joint finances, banking, loans, credit, insurance and taxes. Pluto clears away anything that is not serving you and enables you to begin anew. People often come into their greatest wealth during this cycle. Pluto breaks down the old and allows you to attract the wealth you deserve.

The North Node is currently in Aquarius, but at the end of 2009 it goes into Capricorn until early 2011. This means that the Karmic pull catches up with the Pluto in your eighth house. Some of you will inherit money, legal settlements will tend to work in your favour and situations where you have had trouble getting your money back will resolve themselves.

Jupiter moved into Aquarius on January 5th 2009, which is a fellow Air sign and highly complimentary for Gemini. It is in your ninth house which will lead to opportunities in education, travel, media, marketing, publishing, writing and spiritual learning. Neptune conjoins with Jupiter during 2009 which brings hope, gifts from abroad, possibly an internet business that markets you internationally, spiritual studies and maybe publishing your book. One area of potential hazard is in agreements with others. Are they operating in good faith? With Neptune in this house, there could be legal issues that come to the surface. Do not take chances, make sure you have contracts that are signed and sealed. If you can disciple yourself to avoid trouble, or people who represent danger to your well-being, then you can find 2009 to be a year of great success. Otherwise, you may be tempting a great loss.

Saturn entered Virgo in the fall of 2007 and is still there until the end of October 2009. This has been a very stressful time for Gemini in the area of the home. There have been some burdens connected with real estate with endings and new beginnings. By October 2009, Saturn goes into Libra which makes a favourable aspect to Gemini, moving into your fifth house of creativity, adventure, sport and fun. Hope will start to spring when Mars enters Aquarius for the first time in two years from February to March 2009. There will be more hopefulness again from October 2009 onwards to the end of the year.

Many Geminis are likely to experience a year of steep valleys and peaks in 2009. On the positive side, this year indicates an increase in confidence and hopefulness about the future. It favours travel, education and publishing. It also favours romance, or travel to romantic places and entertainment venues that have a romantic aspect to them. Your social life will go quite well. There are very few problems on the surface, where you are in control.

However, behind the scenes, things may be falling apart in ways you never imagined. Events occur that are totally unexpected, due to Uranus making a square to your sun sign, and they may greatly disrupt your life and your plans. You may be counting on things to unfold in a certain way, but they don’t unfold the way you planned. There is nothing you can do about this except adjust as quickly as possible.

You will not be lacking for opportunities to increase your income. You can make more money in 2009. You may also find yourself in a risky position where financial loss is possible. Therefore it is not a year to take risks.

If you are single and available, this year can bring you exciting new relationships. You may engage in activities you never tried before, or go to places where you have not been before. It is a good year to fall in love with someone. However, with Pluto in your eighth house, it is also a year when you could separate or divorce so there will be mixed blessings in relationships. You do need honesty and open communication so that issues can be brought into the open and resolved amicably.

This is a year in which it would benefit you to learn to relax and take your time. Meditation and slow conscious breathing would be very helpful to you in reducing your stress levels.

Taurus Forecast 2009

Themes: education, travel, career dreams, learning to play more.

With Pluto moving out of Sagittarius where it has been for the last thirteen years and into Capricorn on November 26th 2008, where it will stay for the next sixteen years, many Taureans will be breathing a huge sigh of relief. This has been quite a stressful time for Taurus and you have had to deal with many upheavals and changes. Now that Pluto is in an Earth sign like Taurus, you will find that you will feel less stressed. Pluto is moving into your ninth house which rules education, international matters, legal affairs, teaching and publishing. All these areas could come under the spotlight during this next Pluto cycle. You will be expanding your horizons and could very well take up a deeper course of study or research something spiritual that appeals to you. Your challenge this year is to be more realistic and practical in all aspects of your life. When you are focused and full of energy, you are able to accomplish wonderful things. You are inspired and you can start new projects that will lead to success, as long as you stay the course and do not entertain too many unrealistic thoughts that detract from this purpose. Overall it will be a good year for Taureans with plenty of opportunities for success. However, it also appears to be a year of distractions and fantasies. You are advised to shake them off, and set your sights upon the attainable and real.

Jupiter moved into Aquarius on January 5th 2009 and is transiting your tenth house. It stays there for the next year, so this is an excellent time to expand your career. You may want to change jobs or to explore new avenues. Neptune aligns with Jupiter in your tenth house during this year, so you may well find success and expansion to go after your career dreams. With Neptune in your tenth house, you may find that you are fantasising about your career ambitions and may be setting yourself up for disappointment. If you live in the now, you will be all right as you will exude plenty of charisma this year, but you must assess carefully the people who come into your life at this time. The North Node is in Aquarius from 2008 until August 2009 – so you will have the destiny pull of the North Node with Neptune in your tenth house of career. This is likely to open up many doors for you, especially in February and August.

Saturn points us to where we need to be responsible in our lives. It has been in Virgo since September 2007 and will stay there until October 29th 2009. It is currently transiting your fifth house encouraging you to get in touch with your creativity and your identity. You also need to have more fun in your life and to lighten up a bit more. It’s time to find some balance between working conscientiously which you Taureans are apt to do, and also having some more pleasure in your life. On October 29th 2009 Saturn goes into you sixth house of work so you may find yourself learning new skills in order to prepare for a different field of work. Also your health will be a focus and you will need to be responsible about your nutrition and getting sufficient exercise. The sixth house also rules service to others so you may be volunteering or finding work that involves your local community where you can make a difference.

There are plenty of opportunities for accomplishment and success in work this year. If you wish, you could even find multiple streams of income. Your earning power is great, and your reliability instills trust in you from others. It is possible that your dependability brings forth attractive offers to do even more important work , with more responsibilities. You can do it now.

The first part of the year will be about your career dreams becoming possible and by the end of the year it will bring them into reality. It is potentially a turning point year for you.

To recap, with career and money, there will be plenty of opportunities for success with creating multiple streams of income. You do need to take advantage of the opportunities that will come to you. Be careful of jealousy around you especially in the workplace. Make sure you are discreet and keep important information to yourself.

Aries Forecast 2009

Themes: career, work responsibilities, new friendships.

Pluto moved into Capricorn on November 26th 2008 and stays there for the next sixteen years. This means it will be transiting your tenth house sector of career, public reputation and life destiny. It is forcing you to take a closer look at your career – you need to clear the decks of anything that is no longer working for you and create more of a sense of purpose in your life. You are beginning a long-term process of uprooting and rebuilding nearly everything you have constructed in your life so far. This could involve home, family, relationships of all kinds and your goals for the future. You are probably coming to a point where you realise that the path you are on is either not fulfilling, not challenging enough for you, or you feel overwhelmed with too many problems that seem like they will never end. Something inside you craves for more usage of your deepest resources or talents. It is as if you feel that only part of your life potential is activated, and you seriously desire a more completely engaging life. You may be in danger of feeling bored or trapped. This is an uncomfortable feeling for you, because your basic nature is adventurous, and if you are bored or trapped, there is no telling what you might do on an impulse if it is strong enough.

Jupiter went into Aquarius on January 5th 2009 for the next year, which falls in your eleventh house. This is all about friendships, dreams and wishes which will be a big focus for you in the coming year. There will be lots of new friends who will expand your goals and will bring new opportunities to you. Mars goes into Aquarius in February until mid March 2009 and will be the catalyst for you to take action in all areas of your life.

Jupiter aligns with Neptune in Aquarius during 2009. Neptune deals with faith, hope, creative aspiration, film, the arts and healing. This brings hope to your eleventh house, making your dreams possible. However, it can also bring confusion, so it is important that you keep your wits about you and make sure you discern between true friends and those who are fair-weather friends who will only be with you during the good times.

Saturn in Virgo is in your sixth house until October 2009. This means you need to focus on your job skills and you may have to learn new skills. You will also need to be more focused. Saturn goes into Libra on October 29th 2009 for two and a half years. It is in the opposite sign to Aries, so the focus will be not as strongly on your job, but more on your relationships. Any relationships that are difficult – business and personal relationships – will either have to end, or you will have to work hard at them. Many will divorce, or on the other end of the scale, many of you will commit to a marriage. If you have been alone and consumed with your work, Saturn will bring more of your attention to your relationships. Saturn was in Aries about fifteen years ago which brought about a more inward cycle for you. From October 2009 it will be time to get out into the world and to transform your career and business. As the year progresses, you are going to manifest your goals or at least start to see that they are possible.

With Saturn in your sixth house, it is important that you keep up with your health maintenance and you regularly exercise and eat well. It is not a time to overindulge or to neglect your daily regime.

For the first nine months of the year, it is vital that you try to find out exactly what you want to do with your life.

In relationships, your social scene will expand, but make sure that you don’t get serious too quickly. Give yourself time and make sure you are really ready if someone wants a more committed relationship. Aries is not a sign that likes to lose its independence, so it is better to start with a friendship and to stay on that level until you are sure that you want further involvement.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Jupiter & Neptune conjunction in Aquarius - what does it mean?

The keywords for Jupiter are: faith, luck, expansion, optimism, abundance, growth.

The keywords for Aquarius are: awakening, originality, technology, futuristic thinking, idealism, friendship, collaboration, the new, the unconventional, humanitarianism.

Look out for innovations that bring radical change to our society and expand the vision of how the universe works. Jupiter seeks to widen the breadth of vision, and in Aquarius, that’s likely to bring about a new perspective in relation to our idea of time. Maybe we will start to time travel? There will probably be an increase in interest in subjects such as astrology, the occult, psychic phenomena and the like. Much of the current interest in ancient wisdom could expand and be integrated into the 21st century.

We are likely to see more interest in life beyond Earth, much more space travel and new advances in exploring the frontiers of the mind. The buzz about UFO’s will continue to grow and this could be the time that we have our minds blown open. There will be more studies into the development of our brains and how we can utilise much more of our brainpower.

It’s going to be a great year for brainstorming in large groups as Jupiter in Aquarius boosts collective endeavours, especially the ones that encourage reform or even revolution. Jupiter rules faith and we could be focusing on global meditations or prayer. There will be a coming together of people from around the world – without boundaries of religion, sex or gender. In many ways we will see more optimism and faith in the people even though our old structures may be crumbling around us. The financial system is going to change radically. Most likely is that the proliferation of complementary currencies will continue worldwide and people will come together to create more sustainable local communities. The crisis in the financial system will force the brightest brains to come together to build a new economic architecture for the future. Our banking systems will be unrecognisable a decade from now. There will be new innovations and most likely a new world currency. It’s going to be exciting and scary at the same time. But out of all this destruction will hopefully come positive transformation for the betterment of our world.

In 2010, Jupiter will align in the sign of Aries, at zero degrees, or what is commonly known as the World Point. When this alignment occurs there is a great scientific breakthrough that impacts the world, facilitating an even greater shift in consciousness. Where this conjunction falls in your horoscope shows you where you will feel compelled to take a risk with your life, to experience adventure, to explore your creative potential and to overcome the fear of life.

Watch out for tremendous breakthroughs in computing and high-tech to take place, potentially empowering more rapid positive change to manifest. Some of these radical ideas will be local currencies – which are already growing – digital barter economies and the gathering together of tribes resonating with a particular purpose.

Jupiter will catch up with and conjunct Neptune in Aquarius in May of 2009, and stay conjunct all summer. This can be great for the spiritually evolved, but not too good for those with serious drinking and drug issues. Jupiter which rules excess combined with Neptune which rules liquids and drugs shows how this could manifest. The last time Jupiter was conjunct with Neptune in Aquarius was 168 years ago – so it has not happened in our lifetime.

The last Jupiter conjunction in another sign was January 9th, 1997 at 27 degrees Capricorn. That year there was record flooding (Jupiter – too much of Neptune – water) in Northern California, as well as major floods in the Ohio River Valley, the Red River in Grand Forks, and Fort Collins, Colorado.

To be on the safe side, I recommend that you purchase flood insurance cover for 2009. There also need to be more tsunami warning systems in place before the summertime. Religious or ideological fervour could run rampant as well. In fact, large political movements will have plenty of energy.

Not all of the ways that Jupiter and Neptune can manifest are pleasant, especially within the context of difficult Saturn aspects to Uranus and Pluto. I have already mentioned the possibility of extensive flooding, but there can also be many natural disasters during 2009 and into 2010. Neptune rules tears and sadness. Symbolically, Jupiter and Neptune can correspond to a time of great sadness and many tears. With Pluto in Capricorn being squared by Saturn in Libra towards the end of 2009, the potential for a loss of a popular leader, or for many people to experience natural calamities such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis could be on the cards.

Perhaps we will get another motivating and inspirational speech as Barack Obama take office on January 20th 2009. Since he was elected president when Saturn was at 19 degrees Virgo, he’s going to have to try to do the impossible and keep his promises or he will come under severe criticism when Saturn resumes direction motion. Since the Israeli war with the Palestinians began just before Saturn’s retrograde this suggest it will continue through January and then again when Saturn approaches 21 degrees Virgo near the solar and lunar eclipses in August.

If you have been waiting for that time when you would have a voice and could be heard, then 2009 is your year. You could find your voice and you will find that others share the same concerns as you do. In 2009, there will be strength in numbers. It’s going to be a year of extremes – especially with the Saturn Uranus opposition occurring on and off throughout the year. We will come face to face with extremism, in the world, in our communities and in our personal lives. We will make progress in the areas of health, global pollution, energy and cleaning up the corruption in politics and in government. The key will be moderation on all levels: globally, in your community and personally.