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May 1, 2016
Sun forms a sextile with Neptune this morning, and we have better access to
our imagination and intuition. What feels like serendipity experienced now may
actually have to do with a good sense of timing and feeling in synch. We are
more generous and charitable with our time and energy. We are able to see people
and situations from a different perspective--one that allows for, and finds
beauty in, differences. Charitable acts can be satisfying. This is a good time
for self-improvement programs or efforts. Instinctual judgment is enhanced under
this influence. The Moon continues its transit of Aquarius until 10:34 AM EDT,
when it enters Pisces. The Pisces Moon is compassionate, sensitive, giving, and
perceptive at its best and noncommittal or avoidant when challenged.
The year ahead is strong for doing important ground work, expanding a
business or major project, improving your health, and, in the last quarter of
the year, attracting a helpful, possibly wise, partner into your life, or
improving and enhancing an existing relationship. Forming a new alliance can be
in focus for some, and for others, strengthening a current one brings joy and
Until September, take every opportunity to expand and improve the work you do
and your daily routines, at least up until the point of excess. This can be a
time when you find truly suitable doctors, stumble upon the right information
that helps you heal, and get especially good health care. Work is available to
you, sometimes in excess. However, you're making improvements that help boost
your confidence and joy in what you're doing.
Intimacy and/or financial matters can be a challenge, especially in the month
of June, but also an area of important life lessons. Financially speaking, this
is not about your income but about monies owed or shared with others. These are
areas of flux and change, and you'd be wise to try to settle debts as much as
While there is unlikely to be any shortage of work to do, the first half of
the year can frustrate at times with your ruler, Mars, retrograde. Officially,
this occurs from April 17 to June 29, but there is always a shadow period to
deal with in the weeks surrounding the proper dates of retrograde periods. Mars is spending an unusual amount of time in your intimacy sector
in the first seven months of the year. You will be
learning a lot about yourself and a partner during this time. This can be
animated time, when there can be struggles with the balance of power in a close
relationship. Some of you could be struggling with
matters of trust, passion, and possibly betrayal (more likely fear of betrayal)
in a partnership in June. Others may be frustrated that they can't yet move
exciting plans forward. The Full Moon on April 22nd occurs towards the beginning
of the Mars retrograde period, confounding matters, and heightening emotions
surrounding these issues. It can bring an intimate matter to light. Work on anger issues
regarding a spouse, intimacy, debts, and obligations to others, which can be
sensitive spots for you.
This can also be a time when you're actively trying to publish an important
work, but experiencing delays. Try to treat delays as chances to make
improvements, and you'll end up with a better final product.
This is a great year for getting a whole lot of work done, and the focus
should be on improving, expanding, attention to detail, and more confidence with
what you're doing and producing. You could be developing new products or
redesigning your business, and recognition for your efforts is forthcoming.
There can be wonderful opportunities to hook up with the right people who can
help you to grow your business or improve your well-being.
From September 9th forward, you have Jupiter in your relationship sector,
helping you attract truly helpful people into your life - people who tend to
boost your confidence and who might add some cultural or mental flavor to your
life through different perspectives and experiences. For some, partnering can be
a profitable venture now.
This is an excellent period for benefiting from consulting or counseling, for
public relations, and for negotiations in general. You're also taking more
responsibility for improving your skills.
2016 is strong for making lasting improvements. In December, an especially
helpful cycle begins and will be with you for much of 2017. It's a time for
putting your plans into motion as you find concrete channels for expressing
Uranus continues to move through your sign,
dear Aries, and will be most
intense for those
born April 6-14 or with an Aries Ascendant of 16.5 to 24.5 degrees of Aries. You are looking for freedom to express yourself, and
don't want to feel confined. Independence tends to trump other drives in most
areas of your life, including relationships!
once-every-twelve-years transit begins in September 2016 that has the potential
of real joy coming through a partnership. This thirteen month long influence is
strong for one-on-one relationships. For some, this is a business or special
friend setup, and for others, it's about love. This is one of the stronger
influences for relationship boosts. Whether you're attracting a new partnership,
enhancing and building a current one, or releasing yourself from a difficult
relationship, there is a stronger feeling of fulfillment in the relationship
department during this cycle that lasts from September 2016 to October 2017.
influence is strong for meeting with someone from a vastly different cultural
background than yours, or met through travels, higher education, or long
distance, possibly through the internet. This can also be a time when shared beliefs, interests, and ideologies are a
focal point in a close relationship. For some, a significant person comes into
your life with common educational goals or belief systems, possibly through
long-distance connections, schools, or publishing/online activities. For many of
you, you are attracting people who want to help, who are on your side, and who
take a strong interest in you.
Last September, Saturn firmly left your intimacy sector and began harmonizing
with your sign, and this continues in 2016 and 2017. You're feeling far less inhibited when it comes to
getting close to someone. This influence brings
greater stability to your life in general, and also relieves some pressure on
intimate expression, shared finances, and issues of control in a partnership.
Certainly, after close to three years of this, you've learned a lot about your
limits. Some of you have experienced some level of disenchantment regarding
one-to-one relationships. In fact, it has been since late 2009 that partnerships
have gone through tests and trials, and you've learned much about what you want
(and don't want) from close relationships. You may have met the more
unflattering side of people, and possibly of yourself if you struggled with
relationship problems, and now you're moving forward, ideally older and wiser
for it all.
Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29, 2016, and this affects you quite
directly because Mars is your ruler. The retrograde occurs for some of this
period (from May 27-June 29) in your intimacy sector, and this points to a
return to a previous condition in your intimate life before you're ready to move
forward and break new ground.
During the Mars retrograde cycle, you don't assert yourself or state what it
is that you want as directly as you normally do, and you could be withdrawn and
introspective, pulling back from life a little as you figure out what it is that
you truly want from it. Because of the retrograde, Mars spends an unusually long time in your
intimacy and spirit sectors. You are doing very important "work" that can
benefit you greatly. Conflicts about give and take in an existing partnership
can be stimulated. Itís a good time to assess what it is that you have been doing on "auto
pilot", how you have been asserting your needs and desires, and how you have
been dealing with anger - all of this so that you can make improvements.
For those of you with Pluto challenging your Sun (those born April 4-8),
dealing with anger and resentment is especially important. If you're holding on
to grudges, this can interfere with current or new relationships. Forgiveness is
not an easy thing to do but it's essential not only for your well-being, but
also for beginning any new relationship on the right foot. If you feel that
you've been wronged, then it can be even more difficult, but focusing on
forgiving a person rather than the actual wrongdoing might help.
Venus does not retrograde during this period but will do so partly in your
sign in 2017 (from March 4th to April 15th, 2017). More on that later!
A relationship-themed eclipse set that began in October 2013 ends in March
2016. This March 2016 Lunar Eclipse occurs in your partnership zone and can
bring epiphanies about partnerships - it's time to clear up past patterns that have been holding you back from personal
fulfillment, particularly those that are relationship-centered or that revolve
around your confidence, boldness, and authenticity of expression. This is the final
thrust that tends to force action.
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.