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Astrology is a form of imagination emerging from nature and having direct relevance for everyday life.

It’s an applied poetics, a vision of life on earth stimulated by movements in the heavens, which can take us into areas of self-reflection as no other system of symbols and images can.

Astrology, based on one of the most fundamental of human experiences – the feeling of wonder occasioned by celestial movements – is among the few self-contained symbol systems that can help make sense out of the chaos of life. When we feel confused and lost, we can use the sky for guidance.”                Thomas Moore

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                                                    2016 FOR ALL SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC

Happy new year to everyone and very especially to those who regularly take the time to read my astrological musings that more and more seem to be in line with the Cosmic language. With the certain conviction that in spite of investigating and obtaining some truths along the way, the recognition of knowing something, only reminds us of our ignorance.
As there are many books about the astrological affairs of 2016, which you can buy at a reasonable price, my intention here is to reflect on the astrological aspects that will guide our path this year beginning today, always with the conviction that planets do not drive us in one direction or another, but that there is a certain synchronicity of events on Earth that seem to reflect what happens in the Cosmos, interpreted from the point of view of the archetypes that these planets evoke, with the meanings that we humans attach to them. Many of these events coincide with planetary alignments exactly, as astrologers grow to understand. We have just a few good examples of them in the Paris attacks, when Mars, the planet that evokes the archetype of the Warrior and War, was aligned exactly with the Lunar Nodes, at the time the shootings started, to the 29º of the Virgo-Piscis angle, and as soon as it moved into Libra and made a conjunction to Lilith, exactly, the massacre in San Bernardino California occurred; everything within the framework of the current Neptune-Saturn conjunction, symbolically evoking the struggle between our ideals, our need to feel One with the Whole, our desire to return to the Source, back Home, to the place where we come from, in contrast with the reality of our life, our body and human needs. The responsibility for decisions made in the past, when we did not see clearly, is another aspect of this square.
If you think about the decisions made 12 years ago by some Western Governments, when the Iraq war began, then we can clearly see this pattern, with what is happening today with the Islamic State and Syria. This exodus from Syria towards Europe of some 20 million people, is another perfect example of the resonance of Neptune (crossing the sea in search of a dream of peace and tranquility) in square to Saturn (the regularization of visas, papers work, restrictions, etc).
Another synchronicity of these times is the coincidence of large flooding all over the world, particularly since Jupiter has entered Virgo, on its way to the opposition to Neptune in PISCES which in turn, reactivated the square to Saturn. The eternal struggle between the Ethereal, the connection with the ineffable and the confrontation with the absolute earthly reality, is the subject of this square Neptune in Piscis-Saturno in Sagittarius. Depending on where this falls in your chart, is where you will live this struggle within your psyche, during this 2016. The great lesson from it, among other things, is the understanding that beyond our social, religious and political differences, in the depths of our true Being, such differences do not exist. Becoming conscious that we are all equal, are born equal before beginning our journey to our differences due to our family and cultural conditioning, is one of the most important messages of this planetary combination. As some religion says: “we are all equal in the eyes of God”. The political and religious differences that we have created in order to organize ourselves better, have now turn against us. But it is also true that many religions are needed to explain the concept of God. It is too big to be expressed by a single idiosyncrasy. All views bring us closer to it, but somehow we get lost in the differences, instead of understanding the truth they are trying to express.
Other images of Neptune in Pisces is the fact that today, and above all since Neptune came into its own sign in 2011, we can all take pictures with our mobile and hang them in the Internet. Being Neptune the ruler of everything to do with the image and the cinema, this seems to be the way we express it today. If we think of the image of the Syrian boy drowned on the shores of the Mediterranean, and the power and shock that image caused, I can´t imagine anything more Neptune in PISCES than that, which provoked immediate reaction from politicians and the whole world, and somehow provoked the reaction of Saturn in Sagittarius, which seeks to make sense of the images of madness arising from the unconscious. The picture of the drowned boy brought to consciousness the horror of this exodus and our need to do something about it. Those who migrated, continue migrating remind us that this would not be fixed in a day and will continue to create situations in those countries where they finally establish. The situation in Calais, is another example of this. The message of Neptune to Saturn is that we are made of various dimensions and we can not try to logically explain all of them, and the mystery of the unconscious forces must be respected and understood and in turn Saturn explains to Neptune that we must manage our lives within our system of social and economic beliefs and while dreaming is fine, the reality of our human limitations should not be ignored. As with all squares in astrology, is the friction between the two parties involved in the square what makes us evolve. The search for the balance between the two parties, the work to be done.
Chiron entered PISCES in April 2010 and will be transiting this sign until April 2018, it actually begins the year at 17 º Pisces reaching 25 ° on June 27th, when is it will station retrograde until December 1, when it will return to its direct motion at 20 ° 40′. All those with planets in Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, above all in the third decanate, are having a brilliant opportunity to heal old ancestral wounds, bringing consciousness to them, and understanding that these wounds will only affect our Ego and our basic and more physical mind. Awareness that our true “Iamness”can survive any wound is the lesson of these transits. For the mutable signs, such as Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius, resistance will be intense until clarity arrives.
Mars makes its retrograde this year as from 18th April, at 9º Sag until June 30 when it will reach 23 ° of Scorpio. On 24 and 25 August it will join Saturn aligning itself with the square to Neptune, days where you can expect an extra stress to our dilemma. But, those same days we have a conjunction between Mercurio-Venus – Jupiter in Virgo, which will help us find a more optimistic solution.
Mercury begins the year with their first of 4 retrograde that will make this year, although the latter will be incomplete, since it will end in January 2017. First Retrograde: the 3 Kings day, January 6 , the planet closest to the Sun, will station retrograde at 0 ° Aquarius, 57′ until January 26, when it will resume its forward motion at 14 ° Cap 56’. Second Retrograde: April 29 at 23 ° Taurus 34′ until 23rd May at 14 ° Taurus 22′. Third Retrograde: 1 September at 28 ° Virgo 53′ until September 22 at 14º Virgo 50′. Fourth and last Retrograde: begins on December 19 at 15 ° Cap 08′ until the 8th of January 2017. As you can see this year, it all happens in Earth signs, which suggest to us that our the attention must be focus in our finances, our social responsibility and the realization of our projects, as well as our actions with regard to the health of our planet.
Jupiter finally leaves the sign of Virgo on September 9th to enter Libra, but I will write about this later on.
DON’T FORGET TO READ YOUR SUN SIGN AND YOUR ASCENDANT SIGN. IT WILL ALL MAKE YOU MORE SENSE TO YOU
ARIES
With Uranus, still crossing your sign, the lesson about finding stability in instability continues. Chiron transiting your 12th House, inspires your sign to find reasons for your behavior, in family and cultural conditioning from which to free yourself. The messages unconsciously deposited on your shoulders by your culture and ancestors must be recognized in order to transcend them. Pluto from Capricorn keeps the pressure towards transformation and the departure from situations that no longer serve any purpose in your life. – Being the first sign of the Zodiac, and a Fire and Cardinal sign, your strength and courage know no limits. This year you have Saturn on your side, supporting your intentions and your need for stability. But this will come in unusual way, as an internal process, more than in the shape of a stable salary . Vesta transits your sign most of January and February, therefore, the ability to concentrate on the task at hand, will also be without limits and you can find meaning in simply concentrating on what you want to do. As of March 8, Vesta enters Taurus, which will help you focus on your finances and what you consider the most important things in your life. Put all your energies in carrying out whatever you fancy and need at the moment is paramount. If you’re young or if you’re not so young and you want to go back to school, this is also the right time. Jump into action, with faith and determination. Mars, your ruler, makes its retrograde motion from April 18 to June 30, period where you feel that everything becomes slower and need to re-organize or re-consider things. August 24 new impetus will come into your life and from September 9 Jupiter enters Libra, which will bring even more plans and projects that will enable your progress in an orderly and effective manner. Mercury’s Retrograde motion in January will help you re-examine certain plans to organize yourself better, don’t make decisions without studying all the possibilities carefully. These retrogrades of planets are especially important to you, since you tend to move fast and act before you think. You may say: “ok. nothing new under the Sun”, well, just remember that there never is a moment identical to another. Life will always surprise you, and never before like now, with Uranus traveling through your sign until March 2019.
TAURUS
You start the year with Mars traveling through your opposite sign of Scorpio during January and February which can bring certain confrontations in personal relationships, demanding patience of you and careful conscious effort in understanding your own needs and those of the other. In April, Mars begins its retrograde period, from Sagittarius to Scorpio, therefore the emphasis will be on your ability to provide security for yourself, breaking away from dependence on your partner’s or other people’s money. With Uranus still traveling through Aries, something from your unconscious asks for freedom, especially if you are financially dependent. This is a good time to meditate about it. Pluto from Capricorn, continues to demand transformation according to the evolutionary needs of your soul. Neptune and Chiron traveling through your natal House 11, makes relations with friends and your interaction in groups the topic where awareness will be raised. Certain people may disappoint you, allowing you to look at your own expectations and ability to change. Keeping up the tradition is a powerful intention in your life, but if it means stagnation, then you must open doors to new visions and let the present come into your life. Pallas Athena, the goddess of wisdom, daughter and second in importance to Zeus, walks through your House 10 for most part of the year, bringing your attention to your professional projects, your self-esteem, and the feeling of being efficient member of society. Jupiter continues in Virgo until September 9, bringing opportunities to your door, therefore, trust the Universe and put all your intention in the development of your skills. The month of May with Venus, your absolute ruler, traveling through your sign, will feel as if life is sweetened and will be better than ever. Between April 29 and May 23, Mercury makes its retrograde in your sign, use that opportunity to re-vise whatever protect you have in your hands. As of March 8, until May 17, Vesta will also travel through your sign, helping you to concentrate on the task you are performing, and to be alone with yourself in search of the understanding that there is a part of you, that does not suffer when you suffer, and does not get angry when you are upset. Take advantage of these blessings of the Cosmos to understand this.
GEMINI
This is an immensely important year in your life , when things really happen and when you are forced to go slower (not easy for your) and re-consider. Your innate duality, your struggle between your need for variety and your eternal search for stability, has led you more than once, to leave the chosen path and change direction. From the end of 2014, when Saturn entered Sagittarius for the first time and then from September of the year that has ended, a new inner strength, a new voice is asking you to persevere, to achieve what you want. A more committed dimension calls you now and perhaps you are feeling you cannot act so freely. The limits can come from a partner, and the expression of it can go from a proposal of marriage, up to the end of a relationship, but the domestic issue is simply a call to putting your energies in developing your talents and your vocation if you know what it is, or go out in search of it if you still don’t know. The theme of Neptune-Saturn square, is about the struggle between the time that you dedicate to yourself and your work, and the time you put into your relationship. How to keep both things without conflict? Although much will depend on your age, the reality of this year, takes you to believe that with hard work and dedication, it is possible to realize your dreams; especially those you often experienced as a vision of the future, when you really saw yourself doing something you would really love doing, even if at present that option seems difficult. Although there is no need for a special purpose in life, it is true that our soul or inner self, asks us to do something and we consciously or unconsciously respond to it, sometimes in the form of dreams. If you’re confused at times, keep walking in the chosen direction, which in time everything will begin to make sense. In April Mars becomes retrograde in the angle of your birth chart that separates the job and relationships, it will be a tense time when you have to fight to maintain the harmony between these two aspects of your life. Pallas and Vesta, the two virgins of Olympus, who encourage us to seek our individuality through our professional life, will be helping you, making you feel strongly that your energies must go in that direction, above all. If you are living abroad, and you are learning to live in other cultures, it will fill you with joy and if you haven’t, maybe you will. Mercury your ruler, makes his third retrograde in September in the sign of Virgo, which will give you a great opportunity to take your time and look at what you’re doing in order to modify and readjust your life.
CANCER
Fortunately, in addition to being homelike, you are a cardinal sign, and this quality, cardinality, is what separates you from the other Water signs. Is that relentless fighting spirit in you, which tells you, that you can overcome it all and that you can do it on your own which keeps you going. While Uranus continues in Aries , during the 2016, which speaks volumes about your struggle for professional stability, and Pluto in Capricorn, which has brought you so many changes, the theme seems to continue on the path to establishing yourself within your creativity in search of that place you yearn for, which speaks of recognition of your talents and your work. The magical inspiration of Neptune and Chiron in PISCES takes you to places never thought before, where a spiritual world opens before you eyes and takes you on a journey never before imagined. The passage of Neptune through PISCES which will last until 2018, will never repeat in your life, so enjoy this connection with the divine and the source of creativity and dare to express everything you are. The struggle for many Cancerians at this moment, seems to have something to do with the limitations one may have due to lack of studies, qualifications, etc. This is a good time to resolve this, obtaining the necessary qualifications if that ’s what you want or otherwise finding value in the recognition that the experience and wisdom that you have collected through out life gives you great strength. Not everything are diplomas in life, but if you want to do jobs where you need them, then go for it. From 26 July until 20 October, Vesta will travel through your sign, giving you the energy needed for a project that will allow you to connect with your true creative flow that presently seems to be blocked. Juno makes her retrograde motion this year in Scorpio, for those with children going to college or simply moving to another country or leaving home, this will be the challenging time, when you finally learn to let go of them, something not so easy for Cancerian mothers. Cancer without someone to care for, seems to pale in their vital energy. Mars also makes its retrograde in April in the area of the health and work. Mental and physical stress during that month, can be difficult to manage. Carefully balance your energies. Jupiter continues to reinforce the popularity of Cancer, which helps you feel at ease in your closest environment, something very important to you.
LEO
You begin the year with Venus and Saturn in Sagittarius, blowing airs of self-esteem and appreciation for achievements through hard work and years of dedication to a task. The intention of the Cosmos for you appears to be stability and payments of karmic debts for work well done. Something finally stabilizes, although there is still work to be done, especially in matters in your home front. Finance with the influence of Jupiter in Virgo, seem to improve, but the tendency to spend more than what you can afford is still there, so this is a good time to consider these issues. Juno travels though Scorpio in the bulk part of the year, making its retrograde in this sign and area of your chart that deals with your home forcing you to solve and say goodbye to situations that are long overdue . Mars also travels through the same area throughout January and February, so there will be tensions on that front, but the end is the freedom from a situation you have ignored for too long. Ceres which starts the year in the sign of Aquarius showing you the way to get the most from your work without breaking the skin, makes its retrograde right in your MC, therefore issues about whether the work you do is really your vocation or just a job, it will be on your table. The idea of training again, returning to school, if you are young or old enough to do so, is one of the possibilities. One can always keep learning from others, whatever you do or whichever stage you are in your professional life. A new adventure is always interesting and an important lesson for any fixed sign as yours. The retrograde Mercury from April 29 to May 23, is in the sign of Taurus, therefore professional decisions can take longer than desired, and if you’re a teenager, stress can come from your parents and especially the mother. Children can be a source of concern this year, if they are old enough, learning to set boundaries between your self and your children, the year’s theme, for many Leos. If you don’t have any children, this could be the time do so.
VIRGO
This promises to be a year of contrasts and challenges for you. With Jupiter the great benefactor still traveling through your sign until September 9, opportunities are still on your way, pay attention, or you may miss them But Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius are in a kind of theatrical play and you are caught right in middle of it, somehow confusing you and challenging you to put some order in your life. Since Neptune entered PISCES in 2011, a new dimension has entered your life that somehow is forcing you to take things in a calmer way. All that mattered to you before, suddenly seems to have changed and what was vital for you, now seems to have lost importance. The theme is how to realize your ideas and put order in your relationship if you have one and if you don’t the importance of understanding why not. Relationships with siblings and neighbors seem to be tense at the beginning of the year and Mars makes its retrograde in the area of your chart that reflects your situation at home. Outstanding issues on this front need your attention so you can live a more peaceful life. The 4 Mercury retrogrades of this year are in Earth signs, which has a concrete effect on you. Beginning with this first one one 6 January, then in May, September and at the end of the year, something seems to be insisting that you look carefully at what you are doing, the decisions you make, and somehow everything seems to be encouraging you to concentrate in your home situation. A parent may become a source of responsibility for you. The profound transformation that you have endured in recent years, has left you scarred, yet something within you does not suffer, and you seem to know this. Even in the most difficult of predicaments as you have experienced, something within your psyche was a simple observer. It is as if your body needed the lessons but not your soul. Vesta, your ruler, like Mercury, will be transiting your 9th house from March 8 to May 17. This is a great time to meditate, do spiritual retreats, to connect with that all-knowing inner self, which does not suffer, that observes from the depths of your being. Far from being a bad year, this is one of those moment of life when you will become aware of these things and which will drive you to continue enjoying and discovering this incredibly magical and mysterious life.
LIBRA
Despite the continuous transit of Uranus through your opposite sign of Aries which somehow does not let you find peace and quiet in your relationships, or even have that stability you crave for in relationship, added to Pluto in Capricorn which continues to encourage you to transform, you must have learned by now to handle these energies that have brought so much change into your life. You start the year with Vesta also walking through your opposite sign, until March 8, which somehow brings more isolation and apparent loneliness. If you’re a true Libra, nothing you will stop in your search for that relationship that may bring balance and meaning to your life. But this is not the time to do so, unless you’re willing to accept the kind of relationship that these gods bring at this point in time to your life, which look more like friendship with certain rights than the idea that you have of a relationship. But learning to live this type of emotional detachment has its advantages, as it leave you more time to do what you have to do for yourself. Vesta will travel through the House 9 of your birth chart, from 17 May until June 26, which will bring your attention teaching and studying, to certain activities like yoga or meditation which can help you contact the divine, opening doors to your spiritual and intellectual growth. With Pallas traveling through Aquarius for most of the year, with put the emphasis on yourself, in the development of whatever it is you call profession and what allows you to provide yourself not only with spiritual but also material security. With Juno in Scorpio, to work with a partner is very possible and many lessons will come along that path. The changes that have occurred in recent years have made it clear to you that nothing will stops you, and that you can function without the other, even though your destiny will always bring you back to relationships of personal kind. If you do a creative work, this is an extraordinary moment full of possibilities and with Mars traveling through Scorpio the first two months of this year, you will be surprised the energy that will invest in it and in making money. The tension will arise if what you are trying to do is not of your liking or is not an expression of your soul, because your health may suffer as a result. Communication with your co-workers may be affected, but all this will take you to simply challenge yourself in order to evolve. Does your work allow you to express your creativity, your talents? Then you are in for a good time. These are times to take care of your health and pay attention to the food you eat and to how you feel within your work. The relationship with brothers and sisters as with neighbors may suffer this year, with an increase in responsibility because of them. Despite all this, something tells you inside of you, you’re on the right track.
SCORPIO
Your have started this year with Mars in your sign all of January and February and with Juno, also in Scorpio for the most part of the year. Energy will flow in abundance, but you don’t increase your activity, may be difficult to manage. Big plans and resolutions will be turning your head, all with enough optimism and enthusiasm. The situation at work has been very stable, which forces you to review your finances and make sure that you can handle everything. These past two years have not been the easiest but they should have been quite productive and 2016 is a year when you can take advantage of your work financially if you’re willing to put the work. The birth of a new project can bring more responsibility and effort, but fortunately you are not famous for avoiding a challenge at the first obstacle. Even so, if the passage of Saturn through your birth-sign during 2013 and 2014 left you exhausted, this is not time to relax. Something is changing in your mind and you do not see life in the same way you did. Neptune and Chiron from PISCES are asking that you connect with your creativity and daring to express it without self-criticism and with faith in your own wisdom. The relationship with your children, if you have them, will make aware of the need to put more limits as part of your job as a parent, something you find very difficult at present. Issues of money may also arise with them. The second retrograde of Mercury, of the four we have this year, between April 29 and May 23, occurs in your opposite sign of Taurus, and you’ll need more patience with your personal relationships practicing listening more carefully. Not everything the other says or does is aimed at you. Do not personalize all the actions of your partner. October can bring tensions with brothers and sisters or neighbors, but friends relationships seem to give you everything you need emotionally at this time. Your difficulty in letting go and managing the intensity of your emotions, find a place of comfort with friend who somehow allow you to feel connected with demanding so much of you . Both March and May can bring very nice moments with loved ones, although the return of Mars to your sign by the largest part of June can bring more stress. Do not take out on those closest to you. June 14 Neptune goes retrograde until November 20. This will be a time of self-questioning, but above all a close encounter with something inside yourself which is crying to be expressed.
SAGITTARIUS
Suddenly life has become serious and full of responsibilities and the jovial and optimistic spirit that characterizes you is being tested this year. This, far from being negative, is exhilarating and pivotal. Saturn in your sign, simply asks you to turn your plans and ideas into reality , give them shape, not allowing yourself to be distracted with more than one project you can not finish. Saturn as archetype, represents structure, compliance, but above all the structure of consciousness. Be aware of what happens in your life and why your are in the situation you are. Decisions 7, 14 or 21 or 28 years ago, whatever your situation or age may be, are now bearing their fruit. If you have made wrong decision in the past, now you have a chance to fix it and turn into positive what was negative. However, if you made the right decisions, then you will now reap the fruits of it. This is the reason why Saturn is called the Lord of Karma. Your sign has to do with the meaning of everything, law, education, travel, the eternal search for the truth, so with Saturn fastening belt, you get full of opportunities to realize a dream, carefully guarded in the depths of your soul, or to correct any error from the unconsciousness of the past. Sagitarians travel in search of adventure, yet this time the traveling may be towards the understanding of your spiritual journey, studying, researching on the computer, instead of looking out from a tourist bus. Sagittarius may also relate to fanaticism, religious, idiosyncratic, so if you have followed the truth according to the precepts of others, it is possible that Saturn will bring you back on track into your own spiritual, so you find your own divine images rather than those imposed by others. Saturn will be traveling round hand in hand with Neptune in PISCES, which will feel like a slow down of your energies. Discrimination will come into your life with force, in a desperate need to shape internal images seeking expression. Making sense of your inner chaos, is a feature of this combination. The Mercury retrograde in the sign of Virgo in September, will be felt quite strongly. The last two weeks of August, can be particularly challenging, but don’t forget to use your natural wisdom, to try to elucidate the symbolism wrapped in the real facts. Each experience has a very special meaning. Don’t let it escape you. Jupiter your ruler, you will be traveling through Virgo until September, so bursts of optimism will come to help you at all times.
CAPRICORN
Your sign is a specialist in getting up from a fall, and this year will be no exception. The goat goes out in search of food into the mountains and despite falling several times, especially the youngest, they climb again over and over again. Everything seems to continue to change in your life without having greater control over this, and the pressure to change what you resist changing, continuous. A ray of light is filtered in your consciousness and with Jupiter in Virgo from September of 2015, and the entrance of Saturn, your ruler, in Sagittarius, the need to find the true meaning of your destiny is an uncontrollable intention. This year, all the retrogrades of Mercury, which are 4, occur in Earth signs, giving you plenty of opportunities to reflect, restructure and re-evaluate your situation. Saturn in square to Neptune, focuses specifically on your intention to express the inexpressible. Suddenly, the meaning of inspiration makes sense in your life and a wealth of ancestral information seems to be available to you. The fearsome Ethereal world, the ineffable, seeks expression from the depths of your psyche. You start the year with Vesta, the guardian of the divine fire from your 4th house of your birth chart that evokes finding home and the connection with our origins. Suddenly your home becomes a sanctuary, where you can give free rein to your imagination in search of your own inner fire. From March, Vesta enters your House 5, helping you to connect with that fire that allows you to continue with a sense of purpose before ignored. Jupiter in Virgo brings optimism and helps connect with ideals that you thought asleep. The instability lived at home, can lead you to understand that the real “home” is in the depths of your heart and that the rest is geography. With Mars and Juno walking through your House 11 the first two months of the year, your friendships will be affected, in response to the internal changes that you are experiencing. Those who share your transformation will remain at your side, those who don’t, will leave your life forever.
Mars will pass through your sign from September 27 until 9 November, pushing you further to make resolutions that you’ve been putting off, the third week of October will be particularly challenging and you will understand that we can not block change, never mind what we do. Fortunately your sign is a cardinal sign, which means that action and change live in the depths of your soul, helping you enjoy these challenges that allow you to test yourself, over and over again with the profound understanding that is exactly that what helps you evolve.
AQUARIUS
You start the year with much activity in your House 10, with Mars walking through it during January and February, and Juno doing its retrograde of the year there. Your attention goes to professional projects and restructuring it. Your wonderful futuristic vision sometimes makes you forget the present and its teachings, especially when it comes to your financial situation. With Neptune and Chiron traveling through your House 2 which is related to the way in which you find stability, something needs to be confronted and re-organized to be able to take advantage of your effort. If you work with a group of people or friends, this will be the most obvious tension point, where Saturn seems to demand boundaries and structure, and you will be forced to make decisions not so popular among those around you. Yet Saturn being the traditional ruler (before Uranus was discovered) of your sign, may bring to consciousness, the need to accept your human condition and the importance that friends have in your life. When all other personal relationships seem to crumble, your friends are still there, and it fills you with satisfaction. Pallas Athena will travel through your sign almost throughout the year, passing its retrograde motion there , therefore your profession and the development of it is still the most important thing for this year. Ceres also begins the year in your sign and will be there until the end of February which this year has 29 days being a leap year. This may also help you organize your work to be able to get more out of your effort. If you’re young and still studying, the entrance of Jupiter in your House 9 from September 9, can take you to other places in search of knowledge, other countries. If you’re not working anymore or are a pensioner, in your continuous search for meaning, you can now enjoy time investigating what it had been postponed in your years of work. If you are still fighting for your survival, this is a year full of possibilities where you can measure and control what you do and benefit from it. Vesta will be in Taurus, therefore in your House 4, from March 8 to May 17, and suddenly you enjoy living in your home which has become your own sanctuary, a place where you can concentrate on the task to be carried out with peace and quiet. The last two months of the year, Mars will be passing through your sign therefore the need to increase your physical activity is evident, and a renewed vitality comes into your life. The god of War, works best within a structure, yet the feeling is to fight against it. The Mercury of May will give you the opportunity to slow down and re-view your decisions. The entrance of Jupiter in Libra on September 9 will bring you a good harvest for the crop you planted during the year.
PISCES
This is definitely an extremely important year for fishes of the zodiac. Definition and setting limits is what is on the agenda, something that doesn’t come natural to you. Something inside your soul calls for structure, the awareness that what’s wrong in your life is not the fault of others, the political situation, or your bosses, but a theme in the depths of your psyche that emanates from your ancestral and cultural history. The victimization you often hang on to, will not help you now . This, far from being negative, will fill you with inner power, when you begin to realize that change as well as inevitable, is stimulating and conducive of work and satisfaction. Your ruler Neptune entered your sign in 2011, for the first time in the life of all of us who are alive today, opening a door towards the possibility of understanding something Pisces instinctually knows, which is that we are all One. What lives inside of us, beyond our family and cultural conditioning, is not separated by political, religious, economic and social beliefs. It is precisely this connection with everything, which fills us with power, and makes us understand that if we connect with it, we can really change the world. As if it were a play, we all accept unconsciously to represent a role, which serve the purpose of the Great Soul. Awareness that we must become the change we want to see in the world is the lesson that Neptune in your sign, brings us all. Chiron will do its retrograde in your sign from June 27 to September 1 when the opportunity to delve into your ancestral wound, will help you to understand what’s wrong in your life, not to find guilty one but to understand your story. All the pain lived by our ancestors is reflected in each of our cells and recognizing it is the only thing that helps us in our journey towards individuation. January and February are very active in the House of studies and learning, with Mars transiting it, this will bring renewed energy in that area but can also create tensions that you must learn to manage in order to avoid unwanted outcomes. Being in the sign of Scorpio, this energy will be assimilated positively by you, something inside you calls for more exercise and activity. If you are studying, use this extra energy to charge your batteries and push your studies, although some tension will arise with your teachers or instructors. Vesta will transit your House of communication and your immediate surroundings, your relationship with brothers and sisters through out March and April, which will help you understand that you are part of a pattern that we call family. Saturn in its square to your ruler Neptune which is the most significant feature of this year, demands structure in your profession, definition. This is the real challenge for those who insist the money tis not important in their lives. The struggle to achieve a position of respect and social recognition, at the same time that the spirituality of the soul, tells you that that is just nonsense, is the big inner dilema of this year for Pisces.