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.

Mercury retrograde 26 July to 19 Aug 2018

Are you about to sign a contract? Things might well get delayed. Get all the information – some extra information might also reveal itself in this time. Delays are inevitable and may help the process ultimately.
Back up phones and computers.
Be conscious of your conversations and your general communication with others. This is a classic time when things can easily get misunderstood.
Look after your car keys – they may more easily get lost!
Be careful on the roads – you don’t want to get involved in an unnecessary car accident. It could be a real inconvenience.

Partial solar eclipse – 13 July Cape Town

This eclipse takes place at 20 Cancer at the new moon. Pluto (retrograde) opposes the Sun and Moon. This adds a level of intensity to this eclipse. In the Cape Town chart this eclipse is taking place in the financial houses – yours and those you share with your partner or spouse. Pluto rules debt and death. What needs to shift? Look at your levels of debt and make some fundamental adjustments to your lifestyle. Do you experience loss and perhaps benefit financially? How does this allow you to perhaps restructure your debt levels?

William Lilly described the solar eclipse in the last 10 degrees of Cancer as a signal that men of this sign will suffer from many diseases. He specifically talks about French Pox. This was because of the outbreak in the French army and this disease refers to syphilis. So take care from a health perspective.

This eclipse also belongs to the saros series 2 Old North. This eclipse is thought to bring unfortunate news concerning friendships or relationships. The concept of loss and or endings is appropriate. It does however describes that with this unfortunate news things are likely to turn out positively in the end. You will know what must be done to move forward with the situation you find yourself in.

Cancer 2018 year ahead

Life seems to be a balancing act at the moment. The tension currently relates to balancing the demands and responsibilities of your home and family with that of your career and personal requirements. It is important that you focus on yourself and your personal and professional goals at this time. Focus too on the financial rewards from your career. Are you happy where you are personally and professionally? What changes need to be made? Work requires your energy and application, your dedication too. You may find yourself questioning your value system and what this effort is worth to you personally and financially.

Your home and family are very important at this time. This is the foundation of your life. Your family keeps you grounded and rooted. This is very good. This stability and responsibility is appropriate currently. The focus is very much on financial matters and the needs and responsibilities you have towards your home, family and children.