Sagittarius 2019 year ahead

The focus for the year ahead is your career. This period is very positive and there are many opportunities. The theme is all about growth and expansion. It is important that you learn and gather experience in your business and or professional role and enjoy the financial benefits that come your way. It seems like this is a time when luck is on your side. You create your own luck too. Money seems to come easily to you during this time but it equally indicates that you may be spending your resources as quickly as you acquire them. Make sure you are sensible when it comes to your financial situation. This is a very good time to make money – just don’t spend it all at once! It seems like the more you make the more you need. Temper your spending. Plan for your long term financial future.

Home and family life is fulfilling and heart-warming. You are very content at home. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to travel with your family? Children cost money – but are a joy!

Your relationship is an important as your career – make sure you focus as much on your partner as your career.

Excessive debt and spending crisis looming in 2019/2020

We are entering an interesting period astrologically in the next few years. Jupiter entered Sagittarius on 9 Nov 2018. It will stay in this sign for about a year until 2 Dec 2019. Jupiter loves being in Sagittarius, the sign of its rulership. The attributes attached to this combination are of optimism, adventure, travel, trade and gaining a greater knowledge and understanding of the world.

But at the same time Neptune will square Jupiter creating some confusion and deception. This phase starts on 19 Dec 2018 and ends on 19 Oct 2019. It is exact on 16 June and 21 Sep 2019. Expressed positively this will create circumstances that are naively optimistic. Opportunities to speculate and gain with little effort. There will be a sense of endless positive growth and expansion. Expressed negatively this could lead to poor speculation and mass panic as people fear losing their wealth. Circumstances are perfect for scandals to flourish – ultimately caused by an underlying instability. The analysts may have a difficult time diagnosing the real issues. It is also likely a period of extreme greed and wastefulness. This period was last active in 1936.

In early 2019 Saturn will connect with Pluto. This period is effective from 28 Feb 2019 to 24 Nov 2020. This aspect is exact on 12 Jan 2020. This is a difficult combination of 2 powerful planets. Expressed positively it describes toughness and tenacity , extreme endurance and the ability to be disciplined while working in challenging conditions. Expressed negatively it describes a cold-hearted, hard and unfeeling disposition, with a tendency towards violence and fanatical adherence to principals once adopted – no matter the outcome. This is a very self-destructive energy and could imply the loss of one’s fortune or possessions. Pluto rules death, debt and taxes. A crisis will hit those who have not managed their financial affairs appropriately and are unable to service their debt. The tax authorities may eventually catch up with those who have evaded tax for a very long time. Banks may be forced to stop lending and the cycle of spending may cease or slow down dramatically. This period was active in 1914/15 and 1946/47/48 and then again in 1982/83.

In addition Jupiter will connect with Pluto. This period is effective from 29 Feb 2020 to 11 Dec 2020. This aspect is exact on 5 April, 30 June and 12 Nov 2020. Once again this is a powerful combination. It describes an extreme desire for power. Expressed positively it describes the desire to lead the masses and the need for social and or religious regeneration. It describes the search for justice of those oppressed. The world needs a moral and social rejuvenation. Expressed negatively it describes the pursuit of fanatical gains and the desire to exploit the masses. As the saying goes ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’. This is described as a period of massive social uprisings. The loss of social status and the possibility of losing all your worldly possessions. Excessive debt. It describes conflicts with those in power. This period was active in 1918/19 and 1930/31 and 1943 and 1955/56 and 1968/69 and 1981 and 1994 and 2007/08. We know what happened to the global economy in 2008. It all started in 2007 with the subprime mortgage crisis in the US. It soon resulted in a banking crisis with the collapse of Lehman Brothers on 15 Sep 2008. Excessive risk taking by banks across the globe magnified the crisis. Massive bail-outs by governments followed to avert a full blown global financial collapse. The European debt crisis followed.

This pressure cooker situation is at its peak between 8 and 24 Nov 2020. Let us hope that the global leaders can avert a crisis and make a commitment to address the global challenges related to debt, wealth and poverty. Citizens across the world need to hold those in power to account. Corruption and excessive greed and waste need to be stopped. Money and power needs to be used appropriately for the betterment of society as a whole. A new respect for all countries and cultures needs to be cultivated. The oppression of groups of people must stop. We have an opportunity to create a better world once we have made some fundamental changes in policy and application. We need dedicated and committed leaders who respect citizens and are working towards the greater good of the world and humanity.

Mercury retrograde 17 Nov to 6 Dec 2018

Mercury once again changes direction during this period. This is a reminder to back up your phone and computer. Be mindful of any contractual agreements. Do you have all the information at hand? Part of this time Mercury will find itself in detriment in Sagittarius. It could very well behave badly! Be careful how you deliver your message – the brutal truth may be more easily misinterpreted. Travel disruptions and misunderstandings? Check travel details. Pay attention to the detail at this time generally. More likely to have car troubles? Could be an irritation more than anything else.

Scorpio 2018 year ahead

Your focus is looking at the options for your family. Where do you want to live? Here or further afield? There is some discomfort about this issue currently. There are aspects about your current home and family life that are good and then others that are more challenging. Is it time to move further afield? Make a big change. What are the prospects further from home? Will you have a future there? These are things you need to consider at this time.

Your relationship is a focus and together you will need to make decisions about your future. There is tension between wanting to explore options further afield and being connected to your local environment. What needs to change? Being connected to neighbours/siblings is important at this time. What about the school environment? Perhaps it is time to make a big change and look at a different school options? Does something change for one of your siblings and this opens up new options for you too? You seem to be pulled in different directions at the moment. Local versus abroad/looking at your options further afield.

It is important that you deal with any legal matters that require your attention when it comes to your home and family situation. There may well be some issues that need to be resolved.

You are in a good place to focus on your own direction at this time. What do you want personally and in your career? It is time to act and engage in a business that suits your personal requirements. This is an excellent time financially in business. Patience pays dividends in the end. Look long term and make good decisions about what you want in personally and in business. Use your professional network to look at opportunities at home and beyond. Your reputation is highly regarded amongst business colleagues.

Old friends provide incredible support at this time. These are the friendships that you have nurtured over time and those friends that have come a far way with you in life.

Do you want to have a child and fall pregnant? Make a plan. This is your time.

Libra 2018 year ahead

Resources are a concern and a focus at this time. There is some discomfort personally when you think about resources and your work. You are very dedicated to your job and to your daily responsibilities. But it seems like you need to consider these responsibilities and how you are rewarded financially for the work that you do. Is there something that you need to give up so that you can take on a new role/responsibility at work. Write down what is working and not working and think about your direction in life. What are you goals and aspirations? What do you need to commit to each day to make this happen?

The chart also describes a focus on relationships – personal and or business and shared financial responsibility. Are you and your partner on the same page? What changes do you need to make at home at this time? Could be a good time to move or engage with home improvements. Your family is growing – what about another child?

It seems like you are keen for an adventure but is your partner keen to join you or not?

Virgo 2018 year ahead

This is a good time to focus on your own personal requirements especially your financial situation. This is a good time for you financially. Money comes your way with relative ease. Is your career something you value and are the financial rewards worth it? It seems like your work and or your daily life is getting you down. You are working incredibly hard and your work is emotionally draining. Is your work fulfilling? What changes do you need to make day to day? It may be appropriate to change roles and look at other opportunities. The chart indicates that if your relationship with your work continues as it currently is then your overall health and well-being will be compromised. You need to learn to let go – perhaps you need to delegate more to others around you. You seem obsessed about doing everything yourself and this is really not good for you. It may be a good idea to see your GP and get an overall health check.

Perhaps the real issue is that you have no time to enjoy yourself or you are not making time for your sporting and or creative pursuits. Schedule time for these activities and make a commitment to yourself to find time to do the activities that bring you joy. As they say – all work and no play is no good at all!

It would be a great idea to plan an adventure. Do something you have always wanted or travel to an exotic destination. A little adventure would go a long way to getting your spark back.

8 to 24 Nov – 2020 – Time of fundamental readjustment globally

• Saturn finds itself in rulership in Capricorn hence very powerful. This is the authority. Doing what is right and knowing right from wrong. Being responsible and taking charge. Setting limits and boundaries. Knowing and understanding what responsibility is and what it entails.

• Jupiter finds itself fallen in Capricorn – the real lesson here is knowing what is enough. Jupiter wants us to expand our knowledge and understanding of the world. The problems of greed and excessive use of authority will be problematic at this time.

• Pluto finds itself in Capricorn and one gets the sense that this is very much about power and authority and the use of this influence. So the saying ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’ seems to describe this time very appropriately. One can only hope that all that is wrong with the current system collapses at this time. Those who find themselves holding positions of power and influence who have not used these positions to create good in the world must take responsibility for this abuse of power. This applies to people as well as corporations, institutions and governments.

What is concerning is that Mars (God of War) is squaring this very powerful collection of planets. This is something that should have us all concerned. Mars finds itself in Aries and this is a powerful and aggressive Mars.

In 1940 and 1941 Saturn and Jupiter were conjunct (WW2). In 1915 and 1916 Saturn and Pluto were conjunct (WW1).

Jupiter conjunct Saturn – happens about every 20 years
Jupiter conjunct Pluto – happens about every 13 years
Saturn conjunct Pluto – happens about every 35 years

It truly does seem like the world needs to take stock of where we find ourselves and take responsibility for our actions and decisions taken to get to this point. One would hope that those found wanting end up paying the ultimate price for their abuse of power and that a new set of leaders can emerge at this time that want to do things differently for the betterment of society and humanity.

So many retrograde planets!

On 7 Aug Uranus starts its retrograde motion. There are currently 6 planets in retrograde. Those being Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto!
It seems like we really need to retrace our steps! From 19 August things shift as Mercury travels direct again, followed by Mars on 27 August, then Saturn on 6 September, Pluto on 1 October and Neptune on 25 November. Uranus will turn direct again on 6 Jan 2019.
It appears to be a frustrating period. Not easy to get things done at this time. Not easy to see who takes responsibility? What about the communication misunderstandings? Seems like processes and procedures are getting blocked at each and every turn. Have to check the details. We may have to retrace our steps before we can proceed.

Total lunar eclipse – 27 July Pretoria 2018 and its connection to South Africa

This eclipse is powerfully connected to the South Africa chart of 27 April 1994. The eclipse forms a strong connection to the Government and ruling party and the opposition. This is a powerful configuration with Moon and Mars forming a grand cross with the Sun, Uranus and Jupiter. Mars is powerful in Capricorn but finds itself retrograde and frustrated. Mars is square Uranus which in itself is a very volatile and aggressive combination. The connection to Jupiter magnifies this tension and aggression.

A lunar eclipse in the first 10 degrees of Aquarius is a health warning for a certain king or leader. SA experienced this eclipse as total and this magnifies the impact in our country.

Leo 2018 year ahead

This is a great time to get involved in any sporting or creative activity that you enjoy. Find self-expression through the pursuit of pleasure. Children are a big focus too. If you want to have a child it seems like a great time to proceed.

This is a very important time professionally. Your career provides you with status and authority. You are determined to achieve success professionally. Your personal financial situation may change unexpectedly. Perhaps a bonus comes your way?

It seems like your relationship and your working life needs attention. Is your work getting in the way of your relationship? Your joint financial situation is showing growth at this time.

Plan an adventure with your family.