2016 Horoscopes Overview
2016 Overview Horoscopes
The following are short overview horoscopes for the year 2016. For other Yearly Horoscopes, see our 2016 Preview Horoscopes, and 2016 Love Horoscopes.
Overview of 2016
Jupiter moves through the sign of Virgo until September 9th, and we place strong emphasis on developing our skills, being of service or assistance to others, and improving our health. We value and benefit from these things. We may be more interested in learning about nutrition, health, natural or environmentally green practices, healthy habits, and practical crafts. We might particularly enjoy developing a particular skillset or learning a subject/skill more thoroughly.
Jupiter first formed a trine with Pluto in October, 2015, and does so again in March and June, 2016, with the latter date a better one for pushing plans forward. New ventures can be especially successful, but so can reviving projects already in progress. With this powerful aspect, there can be a stronger sense of confidence as well as increased ambition, gumption, and resourcefulness. We may be seeing opportunities where we previously saw obstacles, and there can be more depth and power in our pursuits.
Jupiter forms a square with Saturn in March and May 2016, and this can be a time when Saturn is laying down the law, forcing us to constrict things a little after a period of expansion, or reminding us of our limits. This is not the time to take shortcuts–they won’t work. It is best to breathe new life into old plans rather than to strike out with a new plan altogether. Take steps to grow, but don’t overextend yourself at this time or you are bound to face frustrations. Jupiter is also retrograde from January 7-May 9 — another signal to slow things down.
Jupiter enters Libra on September 9th, and will continue to transit Libra until October, 2017. This is a strong time for relationships and developing people skills. We aim to be more fair-minded and compromising. The arts, architecture, law, math, counseling, mediating, and politics are possible avenues for success. We might successfully employ charm and grace to reach goals.
Jupiter will form a square with Pluto and an opposition with Uranus while transiting the sign of Libra, and these aspects first occur in November and December, 2016, respectively. We can be quite ambitious now, feeling that if we set our sights high enough, we can achieve anything. However, treading lightly now, while it may not come naturally, is advised as it is easy to stir up opposition. We may take on too many interests, activities, or desires. The tendency now is to push too hard in general, and to ignore the important details. This is a time during which we can open ourselves up to new ways of thinking. However, we could also too easily avoid taking responsibility for things that truly matter.
Saturn transits Sagittarius all year. We grow through possible tests of faith, beliefs, and knowledge under this influence. Until we adjust to this energy, we can experience a fear of the future, some dashed hopes, worries of public disapproval (an especially real concern with social media), and fear of being held back, limited, restricted, not free, or caged in. Adjustment requires redefinition. This is a time for letting go of self-defeating attitudes that have been holding us back, recognizing exactly where we have been overdoing our expectations, and finding new, perhaps more authentic ways to nurture faith, hope, and vision. We are seeing where we’ve been overconfident, sloppy, entitled, and excessive, and how these things have ultimately contributed to stagnation, frustration, or letdown. This transit is about sincerity and authenticity. “Quality over quantity” applies. In order to really benefit and learn from this period, we need to accept that some options may be limited in order to enjoy a simpler, more fulfilling life.
Saturn’s square to Neptune is a challenging one. This can come at or close to a time when Saturn is transiting conjunct the natal Neptune for those born with Neptune in Sagittarius (1970-1984). It’s a time when many of the illusions, dreams, and fantasies we’ve been carrying can be questioned, and when our addictions and vulnerabilities can be exposed. Saturn’s square to Jupiter this year reinforces the themes of Saturn in Sagittarius in a challenging way.
Saturn’s trine to Uranus begins near the end of the year and is then with us for much of 2017. This is a time when we’re more likely to be doing what we enjoy, and enjoying what we’re doing, particularly related to career, work, and life path matters, but extending to other areas of life as well. This can be a time of firsts in the major structures of our lives. Changes we make tend to be deliberate or calculated, but possibly also quite quick. Original ideas may take form or they might be developed quite successfully now. There is an opportunity to combine stability and improvement or excitement successfully. The same can be said of innovation and tradition.
The last eclipse in the Aries-Libra polarity occurs as a Lunar Eclipse in March early in the sign of Libra. This is the final push to resolve conflicts between “me” and “you”. For most of 2016, however, eclipses continue to fall along the Virgo-Pisces service axis. A Solar Eclipse occurs in Pisces in March, and a Solar Eclipse occurs in Virgo in September. A Lunar Eclipse occurs in the sign of Pisces on September 16th.
In the summer, the first eclipse in a set falling along the Leo-Aquarius axis occurs in August as a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius, with the second in this set only to occur in 2017. This eclipse is about striking a better balance between romance and friendship, and between expressing ourselves in personal and impersonal ways. It thrusts us into a state of heightened awareness of flaws in our friendships, attitudes towards others, and group activities. Changes are afoot! However, this will play out over two years, and this summer’s eclipse can be the first push or awakening to the need for change.
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 rewards.
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 possible.
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 yourself uniquely.
See also 2016 Aries Preview Horoscope.
Love and business relationships can be in strong focus this year, dear Taurus. Other headlines in 2016 include creative pursuits, work, financial obligations, and health.
Until September, you enjoy a period in which you’re exploring romantic and creative inclinations more fully and richly. This is a time for renewing or beginning hobbies, dabbling in the arts or developing creative talents, romantic opportunities, and enjoying new recreational pursuits. Jupiter is awakening your need for more “play” and fun in your life. This can encompass many different things, including travel for some, reigniting romance in a current relationship, increased dating activity, more time for leisure activities and hobbies, and so forth. For those of you dating, you are making good impressions on dates. For some, there can be nice lucky breaks with money during this period.
There is more depth and power in your creative output, intensity in your romantic world/feelings, and a stronger commitment to improving your life. Your lifeview expands, enriches, and deepens. Your desire to share yourself with others strengthens. Creativity finds a successful channel or outlet, and you are pouring more of your heart and soul into what you create and share.
However, the first seven months of the year find Mars in your partnership and intimacy sectors, some of which Mars spends in retrograde motion. This can stimulate all kinds of new and buried feelings and desires, as well as a distinct need for excitement and action, when it comes to your close partnerships and relationships. You could be re-assessing the ways in which you approach relationships, as well as what it is you want from them. There can be a return to a previous condition in a partnership, or an old one coming back into focus. Conflicts about give and take in an existing partnership can be stimulated. With Saturn in your solar eighth house concurrently, the possibility that finances and values are heated topics increases. You will be called upon to adjust the way you deal with assertion in your close relationships. Resolution comes in August, when you can make a final decision or plan when it comes to partnerships and financial obligations.
Saturn acts as a bit of a nag for you again this year. There can be some worries and guilt to deal with, and adjustments to make. You are getting a cosmic push to take care of your debts, and to change your lifestyle to incorporate better habits. You’re particularly tuned in to what is unfair in your relationships. There may be some fear or disdain for the confines of an intense relationship to manage, or strains on existing partnerships having to do with intimacy and/or financial and emotional support and sharing. Take care of your resources, and they will take care of you going forward.
Even with, or perhaps because of, these deeper conflicts and concerns, you’re quite determined to inject more fun and excitement into your life.
From September forward, you can be excited about the work you do and about taking better care of your health. The aim is to improve habits, and it may even feel like a fun project. Researching new ways to improve your skills, daily life, and nutrition can be in focus. Work is especially available to you, and you come across well in job interviews if you need them. There is increased job satisfaction and vocational fulfillment, although the tendency to take on too much should be managed.
See also 2016 Taurus Preview Horoscope.
Family and home life can be especially comforting yet exciting at the same time in 2016, dear Gemini. The last quarter of the year brings more opportunities to get out and about and enjoy yourself.
Good energy for the beginning of long-term endeavors and planning continues this year. You may get the financial backing you need to get started. There may be some strings attached, but isn’t there always? If you believe in what you’re doing, you’ll accept the challenges involved.
Career matters and final goals are a bit murky for you at the moment. This is a continuing theme that can be frustrating at times, but have some faith that it may not need to be clear-cut for the time being. Focus on what needs to be done now and explore those things that truly excite and motivate you in your spare time. It’s also important to make the right connections, particularly when it comes to business partnering, and to cut out the associations that are holding you back. Ideally, a personal partnership should also be supportive of your dreams, although there can be some challenges in this respect in 2016, which tend to sort out after September. You need a savvy partner more than ever, and you need others to put their faith in you. In all likelihood, an influence that begins in December and stays with you much of 2017 brings more balance, and helpful people who share your vision, into your life.
Work can be a little more challenging in the first half of 2016 than it has been in other years. You may need to make some adjustments and shifts in your activities. Health can also require you to make important lifestyle adjustments. The positive spin to this is certainly stronger motivation and energy for improving your daily routines and habits.
When it comes to family and home life, you’re in a great position to enjoy, expand, and improve. This is one of the sweetest spots of the year, so take advantage. More suitable, supportive living conditions may be in order now. If relationships with loved ones could use some repair or boosting, this is the time to nurture them. Recognize how important your base of operations is to your life, and focus on developing it to best suit and support your needs.
Saturn’s influence on you is rather strong, particularly for those born June 1-11 or with a Gemini Ascendant of 10-21 degrees. A maturing process, particularly when it comes to partnerships and relating with others one on one, is occurring in 2016. Relationships can feel heavy, and there can be a bit of a physical drain on you as you reassess your priorities. Some of you could be seeing the more unflattering side of committed partnerships, or even of yourselves through the mirror of relationships, while others enjoy improvements to existing relationships, although not without some effort and a few challenges. This is not the time to sweep things under the rug. Face problems head-on.
Jupiter encourages you to explore, entertain, love, and have some fun from September forward. Creatively speaking, you’re in top form now. With some seriousness and more accountability in a partnership, Jupiter’s move to a romantic and playful sector is a needed breath of fresh air.
The last quarter of the year is about opening up. You’re cheerful, taking things in stride, and confident in yourself. Kids can be a source of great joy for some. People are paying attention and enjoying you. Opportunities to creatively express yourself emerge. New or renewed hobbies can be in focus. If you’ve always wanted to explore a particular talent or try your hand at a creative hobby, this is the time to do so. The types of projects and pastimes you take on now are ones that get you out of bed quickly and happily in the morning. Romance can be especially fun, and you’re more fertile and creative. Day-to-day problems seem less difficult when your life is enriched with exciting projects.
See also 2016 Gemini Preview Horoscope.
Major themes in 2016 are learning, skill-building, work, health, and family and home life, dear Cancer. This may not be the most glamorous of years, but it’s a time for getting your life into better order and laying important ground work.
With Jupiter in your solar third house until September and Saturn in your solar sixth house all year, you’re going to be doing a lot of learning, skill-building, and detail work, and yes, this can get overwhelming at times. Uranus in your career sector can certainly keep things up in the air, and with all of these factors combined, there can be a real sense that you’re not sure where you’re headed. However, be assured that what you’re building now will eventually pay off. You definitely need to find ways to alleviate stress and lighten the load, particularly in March and May when time management is top priority. What excites you may not always be what you need to do for the time being, but finding a better balance between your activities and responsibilities will set you on the right path, even if the end goal is not yet in focus. Even so, you’re likely to get a nice hint of what that might be, or at least a light at the end of the tunnel can appear, in December, when Saturn and Uranus form an alliance. This influence will follow you into 2017 and develop further then, and you’re likely to find that hard work seems to be paying off.
The need for more self-discipline with your health and wellness programs as well as daily routines will make itself obvious at times this year. Areas of excess need to be pared down with Saturn in Sagittarius and your sector of work, health, and habits. Even so, work may require more learning, skill-building, and connecting. Paperwork, appointments, small trips, and errand-running can be in big focus this year. It will be important to improve your reliability and your ability to maintain schedules. Health and fitness goals are very attainable this year – it’s in fact an excellent time to shape up.
Relationships with siblings and classmates can thrive. For some, neighbors can play key roles in your life this year. You can be very productive with studies, teaching, and writing. You are building your communications skills and are becoming far more confident about expressing yourself, and for good reason.
Love relationships can be angsty at times in the first half of the year. For much of the first seven months of 2016, Mars is heating up your desires and romantic life, some of this time in retrograde motion. The month of June may be the trickiest, when there can be a change of heart and some backtracking in romance. There can be hemming and hawing, some reconsidering of recent decisions, and for some, an old relationship comes into strong focus. A new approach to going after who and what you want becomes attractive, or downright necessary. July will see these matters clearing up, when motivation returns and you begin to slowly but surely express yourself more directly and spontaneously in love.
Alternatively or in addition, you can be feeling a great hunger to express yourself through creative channels. This can be a time for picking up hobbies or bringing old ones back to life in new, wonderful ways.
The last quarter of the year finds you more involved with family and home life, and quite a bit of joy in so doing. Some of you could be moving into bigger and/or better, more suitable homes, and others can be strongly focused on improving the ones they have. Family relationships can improve considerably. This is also a time when major new beginnings occur, even if you are not yet seeing where you’re going with them (2017 is better for this). Some of the recent pressures on your time subside and you find it easier to center yourself and attend to your personal and emotional needs.
See also 2016 Cancer Preview Horoscope.
Themes this year continue to involve reworking and transforming your daily routines, work, and health, dear Leo, as well as building and developing talents and resources. Later this year, you’ll be diversifying, making more connections, and spreading your energy a little more.
Learning, changing belief systems, travel, and culture continue to be in focus. Spiritual awakenings happen through your new experiences and exposure to different beliefs and knowledge. Healing techniques and methods begun last year or implemented this year are powerful and even life-changing. There is good, needed focus on your earnings, earnings potential, the building of natural talents, and development of business.
You continue to take love connections more seriously – a theme that began in 2015 and that is still developing in 2016. Whether to trust or protect your heart is an issue for many with a Saturn-Neptune square playing out for much of the year in your fun and intimacy sectors. Partnerships may be formed through learning and traveling experiences, and some of you are exploring long-distance relationships this year. Love connections could be made through your pursuit of work, health, and wellness goals, or the major lifestyle changes you are making bring you into contact with new lovers and friends.
Continuing attention to debt, shared resources, and areas of drain or neglect with your finances is important. You may be drawn to investing in the wrong ventures or people, perhaps ignoring practical considerations in the process. Creative ventures need special attention. Whether to expand or focus on getting the practical basics right can be an issue.
An important area of focus in the first seven months of the year is about taking charge of your home and family life, which may be demanding at times. Home life may be a little hurried and hectic. There may be increased noise and activity on the home front or with family, stimulating restlessness and impatience. Family disputes are possible. Home improvements can leave things in a state of flux. Old problems, whether they’re around the home or emotional ones, can resurface. By working on your inner foundation and your “base”, you’ll improve many other life departments as well.
Until September, there can be a feeling of abundance, and for some, a chance to indulge, take a pause, and revel in things. Some of you could acquire something of value that you’ve always wanted, invest, or enjoy an increase in business and income. There can be a strong emphasis on comfort and enjoying simple (and sometimes not so simple) pleasures. You can take great pleasure in growing and building a business or exploring creative pursuits and talents.
An eclipse in August introduces a new theme that will play out over the coming two years. This can be experienced as the first cosmic push to better define your life in terms of your partnership needs, bringing up themes of cooperation versus independence.
From September forward, you may be exploring and developing writing, speaking, and teaching skills. You can be reaching out more often and finding new things to learn. Some will be intensely involved in detail work and skill-building, and while this may not show immediate rewards or profits, these things can be extremely helpful in projects down the road. Skills and knowledge gained now can be very profitable and useful in the years ahead. You are bringing tons of creativity to your communications. There can be interesting opportunities emerging through courses, meetings, siblings, neighbors, and classmates. Love relationships might begin through pursuit of learning and mental interests. New and improved ways to commute and connect are also in focus.
See also 2016 Leo Preview Horoscope.
2016 can be a popular and fruitful year, dear Virgo. Bountiful Jupiter continues to transit your sign until October 9th, encouraging you to find everything to love about life, and about yourself as well! Jupiter comes around to a sign for approximately a year, about every twelve years. This particular Jupiter transit occurs while your sign is receiving some challenges from Saturn, Chiron, and Neptune, however, so it may feel a little tamer at times. This may in fact be a good thing, as Jupiter can be extravagant and excessive on its own, and often needs a little Saturn to bring it down to earth.
When Jupiter isn’t beleaguered, life is all about discovery, experimentation, opening up, getting around, and enjoying experiences that you typically overlook or don’t often feel empowered enough to grab. This is a time for a fresh start in some significant way. For some, it will be about home and family. For others, it’s about finances. April and May are special for a sense of freedom on financial or intimate levels, and much of the first six months of 2016 is powerful for finding yourself, or your voice, through creative projects and communications. New ventures can be especially successful, but so can reviving projects already in progress. You’re seeing opportunities where you previously saw obstacles.
You’re certainly vying for more freedom, but responsibilities to home and family do need attention. There can also be some ups and downs or times of dysfunction in a partnership that can seem to intrude on this very powerful time of self-discovery. Don’t be afraid to work on making yourself happy – in fact, it’s the major key to success now. Explore independence. Let your personality shine. Others are enjoying, recognizing, and even applauding your creative endeavors. Some are turning to you as a leader.
A Solar Eclipse in March is an important one for recognizing partnership needs, and the Lunar Eclipse in September can push the matter. Use the energy of the Lunar Eclipse in late March to sort out any tricky financial problems, particularly related to debts and shared resources.
You need to test and taste experiences for yourself and by your own guidelines in order to truly believe in them. Taking the lead is important in 2016. Attend to your responsibilities, but draw up boundaries with others if they are over-stepping (and current influences suggest that they are likely to do so). This is a time for taking some of yourself back, as you’ve been giving so much that you may have begun to forget what you truly want. Neptune and Chiron in your partnership sector all year and beyond can have the effect of blurring boundaries to the point that what you feel you need may in fact be what a significant other wants. Jupiter in your sign is attempting to even this out.
You have wonderful opportunities to work on your communications in 2016, particularly from is essential this year, particularly in the first seven months, when assertive, fiery Mars moves through your solar third house of communication for most of that period, some of this time in retrograde motion. You are taking charge and taking the lead when it comes to learning, communicating, commuting, and connecting. There may be some problems with brusqueness and a tendency to impulsive speech and movement, but you’ll get the chance to refine this, particularly in June.
Love should be more about your needs this year than about giving if you’ve been out of balance in this arena. In reality, relationships are rarely even in the give and take department – there is a natural ebb and flow in relationships as there is in other life arenas – but overall, this should balance out. In 2016, it’s your turn to take some personal space and to rediscover your personal needs.
The work you do on sorting out your finances, debts, and obligations begins to pay off considerably by the final quarter of 2016. Confidence in your own income or ability to provide for yourself and any dependents gets a real boost, and this can translate to improved earning power. This will increase considerably in 2017, but for now, you’ll begin to see some nice progress. Many of you will be boosting up and improving your comfort and feelings of security in the home.
See also 2016 Virgo Preview Horoscope.
The year ahead continues to emphasize your emotional life, behind the scenes activities, and detail work, dear Libra. In September, however, Jupiter moves into your sign, kicking off a thirteen-month stay. This lucky transit occurs only every twelve years, and it’s a time for rediscovering your enthusiasm and zest for life. Use the first eight months of the year well by exploring your deeper needs, tying up loose ends, and working on boosting karma. This way, you can bring a clean slate to your Jupiter-blessed year, ready to get the most out of it.
If you feel indebted, work on coming to a better balance of give-and-take. With Jupiter in your spiritual house until September: forgive, apologize, heal, and help! Clear your conscience, resolve matters from the past, and get in touch with what truly motivates you. From May 10th until September 9th, you’re in a good position to clear out the dead-weight in your life, and to put an end to projects, situations, and attitudes that no longer support your spiritual growth. The Solar Eclipse on September 1st will give you the necessary push to put difficult situations behind you.
You’re in an especially good position to resolve problems with family from March to June. An eclipse in March stimulates a need to attend to neglected emotions. This is an important time when many of you will be coming to important conclusions about partnerships and matters of independence. While you may revisit decisions made then while Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29, you are nevertheless listening to your heart.
Money matters can be tricky in the first half of the year, but there are wonderful opportunities to sort out your income situation after some review. Motivation to increase your own income is strong now. Many benefits can come through working towards some level of financial independence this year. Despite all of this, spiritual needs are the most pressing in 2016. Of course, organizing your practical affairs can help ease your mind and calm your emotions.
Love matters can be on the heavy side in the first half of 2016. Many of you will be doing some serious thinking about what you truly need from partnership. You can also be a little withdrawn and rather loaded with work or personal interests that keep you busy, often at the expense of your personal life. Strong romantic feelings may emerge in August, and they can stir up all sorts of desires that motivate you to make plans for a little more excitement in your life. The last week of September through November find you more confident about pursuing your desires and putting your plans into motion.
With Jupiter in your privacy sector much of the year and Saturn stimulating more mindfulness with your communications all of 2016, you can be noticeably more introverted and less sociable until the last quarter. Projects can take up a lot of your time, and many of you will be working on important endeavors behind the scenes. Be sure to get some fresh air from time to time, both literally and figuratively.
This can be an important time for developing your skills and, for some, formal training. You may be working on projects that require a lot of attention to detail, or could be involved in demanding but satisfying learning endeavors. Students are in a strong position for applying themselves and taking on responsibility this year, but there can be times when they feel a little overwhelmed. Particularly in the last few months of the year, you are gaining more credibility and may be considered an authority in your field.
The last quarter of 2016 finds you coming out of your shell – not in all ways, but in significant ways. You can find yourself in high demand – people want to be around you, tend to extend you help or offers, and seek out your advice. Your desire to move forward is powerful now – you want to start fresh and enjoy brand new experiences now. It’s an important time for personal presence. Be sure to scope out opportunities to grow, improve, connect, and learn, as they’re likely to be enriching.
See also 2016 Libra Preview Horoscope.
2016 is an important year for expanding your contacts, building upon your natural talents, and putting your financial affairs into order, dear Scorpio. Jupiter continues to harmonize with your sign until September 9th, and this boosts your overall mood as well as protects you from too much focus on petty problems.
Fiery, assertive Mars, one of your rulers, is a guest in your sign January 3-March 3, and then May 27-August 2nd – a total of four months compared to the average two. This boosts your energy and personal power levels, and motivates you to pursue personal plans.
However, there are hurdles, particularly while Mars is retrograde from April 17-June 29. Until the retrograde period, be sure not to overplay your hand. While Mars is retrograde, energy may be wasted, or you could feel as if you’re spinning your wheels from time to time. Desires can be complicated, and you might often feel frustrated as you don’t know where to direct your energies. Learn about your innermost desires and motivations and focus on reorganizing during this period, especially May 27-June 29, and then apply what you’ve learned as you move your plans forward with more clarity and confidence in July.
This is an important year for your social life and creative world. There can be some drama and eye-opening experiences in romance with both Solar and Lunar eclipses stimulating your sectors of romance, creativity, and friendship in March and September. Any feelings you’ve kept at bay about people in your life are awakened and can seem urgent.
A new communications project can excite you and bring you into contact with interesting, helpful people, particularly from March to June. Some of you are expanding internet businesses now. You are in a great position to build a following for your projects and ideas. Learn, share, and enjoy the enthusiasm.
Avoid, as much as possible, taking on so many things that you don’t have the time to specialize. Jupiter’s enthusiasm is a wonderful thing, but it can sometimes lure us into thinking that life will always be this exciting, when the truth is our energy levels ebb and flow.
Money matters require special attention again this year. This is about moderation and simplicity with Saturn in your resources sector for all of 2016 and 2017. Cutting back on personal expenses can help boost business income, which looks quite strong until September. Think in terms of reorganizing and cutting back on redundancies. Consider that entertainment or romance may be, in some way, draining either your bank account directly or indirectly as these things can take you away from earning what you’re worth. Of course, you need to have some fun, and this is fine, but there can be some real areas of waste in these areas with Neptune in your creativity, romance, and children sector. Saturn in your money zone wants you to earn what you’re worth and to take charge of your income and possessions. Beginning in December, you’ll have an easier time finding innovative ways to boost your financial status.
From September 9th forward, Jupiter moves into your spiritual house of endings and will be a guest there for thirteen months. This is a time for discovering the benefits of enjoying moments of stillness and solitude, and getting more comfortable with alone time, as well as spiritual renewal. Faith in yourself follows faith in your intuition. This is a preparatory year that precedes the Jupiter in Scorpio transit that will begin in October 2017. It’s a time for resolving any feelings of spiritual debt you may have to the world and to others. While this is a somewhat private period, and happily so, it’s also a time when coming to peace with yourself improves your feelings of self-worth and even your finances. There can be work done behind the scenes now. Pay special attention to the need for some level of retreat and to spiritual needs and concerns for excellent results.
2016 is strong for socializing, communicating, making powerful connections, sorting out finances, and healing. Make time for yourself and peace with others for maximum success and reward.
See also 2016 Scorpio Preview Horoscope.
This is a year for really getting your act together, dear Sagittarius! You’re maturing and looking at the world a little more realistically. Fortunately, others are seeing your growth as well, and very much admiring your competence. This is a good year for working hard but also for opportunities to lead and excel in your public or career life.
While you may be putting on a brave or at times even stoic front with Saturn in your sign, Neptune continues to influence your personal life and deeper feelings. In truth, you are becoming softer on the inside – more emotionally sensitive and spiritually vulnerable. Saturn and Neptune clash in 2016, with the last conflict occurring in September, and this dichotomy can present some problems. There may be times when you want to reach out for help or support from others, and may not know how to do so. Do what you can to find someone you trust and explain any issue you’re dealing with now. It can feel lonely at the top, especially if you’re projecting an image that doesn’t represent what’s going on inside you!
Your earnings and natural talents can play a large role in your identity and general outlook this year. Fortunately, you have strong opportunities to build up your resources in 2016 and beyond. Look to March and June in particular for business opportunities and the chance to use your natural talents more fully in the work you do. Now and in coming years, you have the opportunity to totally transform your financial life. There is real power here!
There is a Mars retrograde this year, and for all signs there can be some troubles acting confidently and pursuing goals and desires directly during this period that runs from April 17th to June 29th. This retrograde begins in your sign and then moves back into Scorpio, the sign behind yours, so it’s a little more personal than usual. Mars first enters Sagittarius on March 5th, and you can become quite pumped up, ready to pursue your personal goals, and for some, personal magnetism skyrockets as well. However, you may second-guess yourself while Mars is retrograde in your sign from April 17th to May 27th. There will be times when you’re really spinning your wheels. Desires are complicated, and there can be some anger and resentment to deal with. Use this time to really get in touch with what motivates and drives you, and then put your plans into action when Mars returns once again to your sign, this time direct, from August 2 to September 27.
It’s very appropriate to push your career forward this year, and to put more of yourself into your work. The extra effort will be rewarded. The Solar Eclipse on the first of September is a real motivator – it’s time to really go after what you want.
Even so, when Jupiter moves into your social sector on September 9th, kicking off a thirteen-month stay, you’ll feel a little more relieved, less pressured, and more connected with others. During this cycle, you’re appreciated for how well you get along with others more than how you’re performing or what you’re accomplishing. This is a forward-moving, optimistic time, even if there will be times when you’re a little over-scheduled in your social world.
Keep in mind that even though Jupiter moves out of your career and reputation sector on September 9th, the Moon’s North Node remains there all year and beyond, so it’s important to bring continued focus to getting the career that truly suits you and for pushing your practical and professional interests forward. Status and reputation can improve in 2016.
Love in general can be exciting and also up and down. While Mars is direct in your sign, you are especially attractive (from March 5-April 16, and then from August 2-September 27). This is especially prominent from March 24-26 and September 16-19. While it isn’t necessarily a year for strong focus on romance, it can nevertheless be useful to avoid taking yourself too seriously in 2016 – take some time for fun and games. Much of October and November, either Mercury or Venus is out of bounds in your sign, suggesting it’s a time for going all out in your social life, love life, and with learning and communicating. Follow your heart now. December forward is strong for finding a creative friend or partner to assist you in moving your plans forward.
See also 2016 Sagittarius Preview Horoscope.
The year ahead is strong for learning, broadening your horizons, and career advances, dear Capricorn. Jupiter transits your sector of spirit until September 9th, helping you to see the positive in whatever you do. Take advantage of any opportunity to learn, grow, and improve during this fortunate transit. There can be opportunities to publish, share ideas, and connect with people who help open your mind and expand your consciousness.
All year, you’re encouraged to build your faith and understanding of where you stand as well as what you believe in. Study, learn, and connect in order to make the most of this positive time of growth and perspective. This is also a strong time for teaching, guiding, and mentoring. There can be recognition for your wisdom.
In March, use the energy of the Solar Eclipse in your communications sector to push a communications project forward, and the power of the Lunar Eclipse for sorting out your ambitions and career aspirations.
Socially, there can be some hiccups in 2016, particularly from May 27-June 29. This can also be a time for reorganizing some of your long-term goals and plans. Any slowdowns or delays occurring now can be fortunate – they help you make important changes and edits, or to perfect and strengthen a project.
Saturn, your ruler, spends the entire year in your privacy sector, and this can have the effect of pulling into yourself more frequently. You could find it difficult to make commitments and you might feel drained by daily communications, particularly while Saturn squares Neptune, peaking in June and September. It will be important to make a conscious effort to reach out to others more often. The Full Moon on May 21st can bring strong awareness of health or emotional issues that have been standing in the way of progress. You may be attracted to alternative ways of living, and to self-study fields, such as psychoanalysis, which can be very helpful.
Pluto continues to transit your sign, challenging you to get in better touch with yourself and to embrace who you are. You are ridding yourself of false images, changing the way you view yourself and altering the ways others see you. There is a rebirth of your image happening now, and combined with Saturn’s influence in your solar twelfth house, this is a powerful time for making personal changes. People are seeing a new “you”, and it’s more authentic.
2016 is an important year for professional and self-development, with less emphasis on love relationships. Without major influences on your romantic and partnership sectors this year, you’re less likely to make big changes in your love life. Mid-May and the last week of June to mid-July are the stronger periods of the year for attraction and relationship developments, even if they are minor ones. Friendships and family relationships are transforming, however.
August is a strong month for money matters, particularly related to the home. This is a strong year for doing work from home and work on the home as well. Many of you are vying for more financial independence. Overall, however, there is more focus on developing your skills and reputation or status in 2016 than there is on increasing income, although an influence beginning at the tail-end of the year should place more emphasis on organizing money matters.
A boon to your career, status, or reputation begins in September and is with you until October 2017. This is a time of strong visibility, even if your private life is still quite intense and in focus. It’s a period for reaching higher, embracing your ambitions, and putting yourself out there professionally. Bosses and parents are seeing you in a very pleasant light. Your services or charity may come before the public eye, and there are opportunities for recognition. There is more prestige or increased pride in your work. You can be a stronger manager, teacher, or leader now.
From December forward, until well into 2017, blockages are released, particularly emotional ones and matters related to housing, family, and home life. This is a constructive period when solutions to long-standing problems arrive and help free you from mental pressure.
See also 2016 Capricorn Preview Horoscope.
In 2016, there is a continued focus on your intimate life, dear Aquarius, until September. You are more introspective than usual, and perhaps quite selective about what you share. There is a lot on your mind, and not enough time to share it with everyone. Your approach to friendships, networking, and group associations is changing; and so are your core values. More time to yourself ruminating can do you a world of good now, although people in your life may find you hard to reach at times!
Fortune or luck is found behind the scenes and even beneath the covers while Jupiter continues to expand your intimacy sector until September 9th. You’re discovering and embracing your deeper desires and needs. There may be stronger focus on one friend or partner during this period. It’s a powerful time for dealing with deeper psychological matters as well. You may be able to hone in on problem areas that have been holding you back from embracing the happiness you deserve.
From mid-September, your focus begins to turn outward and onward. While some introspection continues to benefit you all year, this is a time for adding some adventure and action to the mix. Many of you will be focusing on learning, traveling, and publishing. It’s an excellent time for boosting your skills in preparation for a career peak of sorts happening in 2017 and 2018. Connections with faraway cultures, people, or a broader knowledge base can open up opportunities to grow personally. Teaching and sharing knowledge can be in strong focus. It’s a good time for publishing and media.
Money matters continue to require attention this year with eclipses occurring that shake things up. There can be changes in a spouse’s income for some, or in your support systems. Financially, when Jupiter moves into the ninth house in September, the picture looks brighter – not that it was difficult before then, but there is now more forward motion, easier flow, and an optimistic approach to earning and acquiring. It’s more about your power to earn than about dependencies on systems and other people. This can also be a time for investing in higher education or specialized training. Until September, incoming support can be strong. It’s generally a good time to borrow, within reason, of course.
Regarding career, while there is some activity with Mars in Scorpio (from January 3-March 5 and then May 27 to August 2nd), overall this is not an area of much change in 2016. You’re likely to be adjusting your goals and doing some extra thinking about career aspirations, particularly in June, which you can apply or put into action in July.
There is a Lunar Eclipse occurring in your sign in August, and this is the first in a set of eclipses that are designed to pull you out of usual habits when it comes to close partnerships and matters of independence. This process occurs from August 2016 to January 2019, and will force issues that may have been brewing. You have a lot of time to sort out your needs for both autonomy and partnership, but you’ll start to see signs of the need for changes this August.
Intimacy and depth in love relationships is emphasized until September, after which freedom and discovery become stronger themes. June and July seem to be the busiest times for love and attraction. There can be times when you might go out on a limb for pleasure and romance in June.
There is especially good energy with you for communications, publishing, and learning. Particularly from September forward, Aquarians who are studying or specializing can find good channels and connections for expression and improvement. April is also quite strong for connecting and sharing ideas. Relationships with fellow students as well as teachers are strengthened. Beneficial friendships may be formed through your pursuit of education goals or through travel. From December forward, and well into 2017, you benefit from a wonderful angle between your rulers, Uranus and Saturn, connecting you in beneficial ways with friends and groups. This can be a stabilizing time, when finding a good work-life balance comes naturally.
See also: 2016 Aquarius Preview Horoscope.
You are in the process of finding yourself, in part through your relationships and professional standing, in 2016, dear Pisces. Much of the year, three outer planets are in angles in your solar chart, suggesting it’s an important year for taking charge. As well, you have the North Node of the Moon and eclipses occurring here. Partnerships are in strong focus, and benefits come from partnering up, consultations, and negotiations.
Saturn at the top of your solar chart can serve as a strong reminder of the importance of responsibility, reputation, and structure in your life. This is not always an easy lesson, but it’s a vital one. This is a time for establishing clear priorities and getting to the heart of your goals. Many of you will be making changes so that your career path better reflects the principles closest to your heart. For some, this is a time of a career peak. Recognition for what you’ve accomplished is likely now.
However, the year is not all about work and career, not by a long shot. Relationships are big news in 2016. Until June, there can be a partnership opportunity through a friend or team, associate, education, or travel. Others may be integral in boosting your confidence for expanding a business or pushing your ambitions forward. It’s also a good time for attracting customers, particularly if your work involves consulting, and developing important relationships with colleagues.
You’re in a great position to get support and help all year with Jupiter moving through two sectors of your solar chart that rule close relationships and intimacy. For some, this is about entering into a partnership; for others, it can be about enhancing and deepening an existing connection, or beneficial involvement in consultations and alliances. Be sure to accept help and support that is offered to you, or to seek it out if you need it. Saturn in challenging aspect to your Sun can sometimes convince you to do it all alone, but with Jupiter in relationship sectors, you’ll find that people can be very helpful.
Eclipses continue to fall in your sign and opposing sign, encouraging you to address issues of dependence and independence, and to find a healthy balance. This is a year for setting major themes for many years to come in this respect. While you’ll get the final push from these eclipses in February 2017, you’re coming to important conclusions now that will drive decisions then.
Partnering is joyful and beneficial, and can be romantic, social, or business-themed. Helpful people enter your life, or a current relationship improves considerably. From September forward, those of you who have entered new partnerships may begin the process of merging. If so, Jupiter’s presence in your intimacy sector can help this along, and in fact, make this a joyful experience. There can be new levels of intimacy reached now, and great pleasure in being close to someone.
From September forward, you’re also in a strong position for financial support, pooling resources, and good relationships with lending institutions or financial advisors. It’s a good time to settle taxes and debts as well. If you need backing for a career move, this can be an excellent time for getting it.
This can also be a time of tremendous discovery and connection with your innermost desires. You’re embracing your deeper feelings and learning a lot about your own motivations in the process.
Pay closer attention to health and body matters this year. One of the most important ways of doing so involves feeding your spirit. The mind-health connection is powerful now.
Career matters are in strong focus as well, and there will be times when you feel the weight of responsibilities quite heavily. Look for creative, innovative ways to do business. Saturn in your career sector begins to receive nice support in December, and this will continue well into 2017. This can be a time for realizing important goals and turning dreams into reality, so try to lay the groundwork before then so that you can make the most of this period.
While the year is important for adding more structure to your life and for following more rules than usual, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to express your creative, imaginative side as well.
See also 2016 Pisces Preview Horoscope.
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