Gemini 2019 year ahead

You seem frustrated personally in your career and relationship. Are you fulfilled emotionally in your relationship? What is bothering you? Is this relationship one that will stand the test of time? What needs to transform for you personally within your relationship to maintain your commitment to your partner? You seem torn between doing what works for you versus the needs of your relationship. Focus on your career and personal goals – is your partner supportive of what you want to achieve in your life professionally?
Work is very busy – you have many things on the go and this is good. You work is fulfilling. You dream about taking a vacation – make this happen.
Is there a partnership at work that is difficult at the moment? Seems like there are opportunities from a career point of view. Focus on the relationships that are good and working positively for you in your career. There are exciting opportunities that should be considered. You will be rewarded financially if you take the risk. This is a very good period for you financially in your career. Unexpected financial bonus could come your way.

Some thoughts on SA and the ANC 2019 and ahead ANC

Looking back, on 8 Jan 1990, Saturn made a conjunction to the Sun – a time for the leadership of the ANC to step up, taking on new responsibilities. A month later on 2 Feb 1990 the ANC was unbanned by FW de Klerk. It sure was a time for the ANC to play a much more significant role in the leadership and direction of SA.
Fast forward to 2019 and Saturn is once again conjunct the Sun in the ANC chart. A full cycle has completed – 29 year Saturn cycle. It is an important time to look at the roles and responsibilities of the ANC leadership. This is significant as once again it requires the leadership to be disciplined in fulfilling their duties and responsibilities. It is a time to grow up, take charge, make important long term decisions and show leadership, thereafter earning the respect of others. This period is active from Feb to Nov 2019.
In addition there is a very difficult transit affecting the chart of the ANC – Pluto opposed Neptune – March 2019 to Nov 2020. This is going to be a very difficult time for the ANC as it gets to the bottom of all the illicit activities that have been going on within the organisation. Pluto demands that these allegations be investigated thoroughly. It is a time where the ANC needs to purge those involved in illicit activities and deal with matters that have been swept under the carpet. This is not going to be an easy process but is absolutely necessary for renewal. Strong leadership will be incredibly important at this time.
From March to Dec 2020, Saturn will make a conjunction to Uranus in the ANC chart. This last happened on 26 Jan 1991 after the ANC was unbanned in early 1990. This will once again be a time when we are likely to see the emergence of something new within the ANC. It describes that there will be a clash of the traditional versus more modern/innovative/revolutionary values and ideas. It speaks about a time of renewal if undertaken in a responsible, methodical and structured manner. It is likely to be rocky and unstable during this period of transition. Hopefully after this time they have rid the organisation of the corrupt and rotten members of the party and can move forward on a new trajectory.


SOUTH AFRICA
The chart of South Africa has the Sun at 6 degrees Taurus. Uranus is currently moving through the sign of Taurus. This is a time where change is disruptive and unpredictable. The sun in a chart refers to the leadership of the country and this indicates that big changes are necessary. It describes that these times will be rocky and turbulent but could also be exciting if we embrace a new direction. We will need to be bold and innovative.
We do need to clean out the rot and this is not going to be a pleasant process. The SA chart describes that for the next 3 years from 2020 to 2022 we have to embark on a major clean out and those responsible for corruption need to be sent to jail.
From Jul 2023 to April 2024 things will shift significantly. Do we have a woman in the presidency? The public will have had enough and demand significant change. The public service will need to be changed fundamentally. This is not going to be easy. Transformed into a public service – truly at service to the people of SA?

The big themes at this time are Jupiter square Neptune (2019) and Saturn conjunct Pluto (2019 and 2020).


Neptune is associated with spying and illicit activities. Jupiter will exaggerate and magnify these allegations.

Investigations and surveillance are associated with Pluto. Saturn describes doing the right thing and working within defined structures with institutional integrity.

What does this all mean?

All the illicit and illegal activities that have been perpetrated in the past will come to light eventually after a deep and thorough investigation. Those involved in these investigations are likely to be obsessed about finding the evidence to hold those accountable for their actions. It is likely to be a deeply difficult task but rewarding if the rot of corruption and greed are purged. In this way we will have a chance to push the reset button as the skeletons of the past get exposed for what they are and new systems emerge to replace what has gone wrong in the past.

That saying ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’ is very evident at this time. Doing the right thing is important. Equally power and influence can very easily be used in the wrong way. We must insist that leaders holding positions of authority in the political and corporate sectors use their influence for the greater good.

Taurus 2019 year ahead

The big focus is your career and the success you want from your chosen profession or business interest. The focus is the financial rewards from your career. Expect some surprises. Bonus and or unexpected lump sum payment. The circumstances around this financial arrangement are somewhat unpredictable. You may be taken by surprise by the outcome and or speed with which things change. Be open to the unexpected when it comes to career success and financial rewards from your career or business.
It seems like you need to make it happen for yourself. Focus on what you want and what you love. Be bold and embrace new opportunities.
This is an excellent period from a relationship perspective. Your relationship grows from strength to strength. What do you want in terms of your relationship status at this time?
This is an important time financially – especially with regards joint financial resources. Make sure your financial situation is well structed and you have a handle on your debt burden. This is an excellent time to plan for your future – think long term.
You may experience loss at this time.
There is tension in your life between your children and your career. The needs of your children are demanding and not only does the chart describe that the emotional needs of your children are draining – but so too the financial needs of your children.
Do you want to have another child at this time? It may be difficult emotionally. But there are indications that you will be successful falling pregnant. Do you need the assistance of fertility treatment? It may be appropriate to embark on a fertility treatment program. This of course will also have financial implications.

Aries 2019 year ahead

Family and home life is a focus. But it seems like there is tension at home and this relates to your career or business. Your work role is frustrating and you are conflicted about your work and daily life. Managing your children and work is perhaps also proving to be challenging.
This is an important time personally – you need to focus on your financial situation. Focus on long term financial goals. Deal with debt. Put measures in place to deal with these matters. You need to be serious about sorting out financial matters. This is a very good time to be making decisions and putting plans in place. What changes do you need to make in your business/career? What is the impact on your day to day work role? What must change at home to make matters easier financially? It is time to be disciplined and time to act.
It is important that you and your partner/spouse are on the same page and ready to make some changes to alleviate the issues at home. There is something on the home front that you are not dealing with and or not seeing. Make sure you are communicating and sorting out family matters.

Mercury Retrograde – March 2019

Mercury changes direction on 5 March and travels retrograde until 29 March 2019 before turning direct again. What will make this retrograde period more challenging is that Mercury finds itself in Pisces – the sign of its detriment and fall. Mercury is not comfortable in Pisces. Mercury concerns itself with details. In Pisces which is Jupiter ruled, the focus is the big picture and the search for the truth. It is a time where we are going to need to go over things and re-look small details and sift through the bits and pieces of information in search of the truth. Jupiter is in Sagittarius the sign of its rulership and is particularly strong at the moment. The search for the truth is very powerful at this time. The trickster (Mercury) will be desperate to continue telling stories and half-truths. There will be intense pressure for the truth to come out. But deception is all over Mercury and those peddling lies will continue to fabricate stories and half-truths. This is powerful when Neptune will connect with Mercury on 24 March and 2 April. Neptune will add to the confusion. Be aware of lies and being deceived. Seems appropriate that South Africa is dealing with matters of corruption and state capture through the various commissions of enquiry. Let’s hope the truth comes out.
Make sure you back up phones and computers. Hold off making travel plans. Make sure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions. Things may change or you may become aware of things that may influence your travel plans. Use this time for research and information. Don’t get mad if people don’t get back to you – they may not have received your email. You may very well have to start the conversation again.
Be mindful about any business dealings. Are you being deceived? Is the deal too good to be true? If so, it probably is.

Pisces 2019 year ahead

This is a very good year personally. You are full of joy and optimism. You want to travel and explore the world. This seems like your main mission at this time. It would also be a good time to study if you so desired.
Your focus is your family and ideally you would love to travel with your family – but there seem to be some issues. Your partner appears to be uncertain and the rest of the family members may also have their doubts. Can you convince them and pull it off or will it be best to go on your own?
This is an important year financially. It is a time to be sensible and prudent financially. Think about your long term financial situation. It is important that you make sensible decisions about the value of things and what they cost. Be careful about excessive debt at this time. Make sure that if your financial situation changed at some point in the future that you would still be able to service the current debt. Be sensible about borrowing and perhaps it is time to be more prudent and cautious financially.
You are wanting some adventure – perhaps try a new sporting and or creative activity. It may not work out as you expect.
What about your children at this time? Things may be up and down and your child/children may be more challenging than normal – perhaps a bit rebellious?

Computer viruses and cryptocurrencies – 2019 and 2020

In 1981 Elk Cloner created a program called the “Elk Cloner” which was developed for the Apple II Systems. It was created to infect Apple DOS 3.3. These programs were designed to spread through files and folders that were transferred to other computers via the floppy disk.
In 1983 the term “virus” was coined by Frederick Cohen. These were defined as computer programs that were infectious as they had a tendency to replicate themselves.
During this period Saturn was conjunct Pluto – it started on 21 Jan 1982 and ended on 26 Sep 1983.
We are approaching another cycle of Saturn conjunct Pluto. This period starts from 28 Feb 2019 and ends on 24 Nov 2020. These 2 planets are exact on 12 Jan 2020.
We need to mindful of computer viruses during this period. It could very well be described as another kind of war. I wonder what the impact will be on the cryptocurrencies?

Aquarius 2019 year ahead

Your big focus at this time is your career and status in the world. This is a very good time to look at your roles and responsibilities and make changes if required. There may very well be some issues that you need to deal with and these relate to power dynamics in the work place. Some could be toxic. What must you change? Look long term at your professional goals. Don’t be afraid to make changes if necessary. You may need to let go.
Home is a very good place for you right now. You have made it feel just right. But there is tension between home, career and work. What about resources and debt? You need to set up sustainable solutions going forward. This is an important time to be sensible financially and plan for your future. Your personal financial situation may be unstable and unpredictable currently.
You are in a confident place personally. You are ready to back yourself and act. It seems like you want to travel and or study again. This is a very good time to look at both these options.
What about a relationship with someone further afield or abroad? Perhaps you connect with a foreigner? This is all very appropriate right now. What do you plan to do about this relationship? It is time to back yourself and act.

Capricorn 2019 year ahead

Your focus is your home and family. Home provides stability in your life. It is also a responsibility – family, children and the house. Perhaps it is time to teach your children more about their own roles and responsibilities. Do they understand the value of money? You have concerns about your financial situation and the family need to understand the value of things. What is important to you and your family – and what is this worth? Understanding your financial situation and your value system is important at this time. Perhaps your personal and joint financial situation is not what you desire. It is likely that your joint financial situation changes unexpectedly. How does this impact on you personally? It is an unpredictable time.

Your work and day to day routine are also a focus in terms of the structure this brings to your life. Work provides for your family. There is however some discontent with your career. You are pulled in different directions. Are you using your knowledge and experience professionally? Are you happy about where you find yourself professionally? What do you need to change?

Your relationship needs your attention and energy at this time. It is a good time to find common purpose and make sure you are on the same page in terms of schools and or neighbourly issues. This is a good time to connect with siblings and sort out any misunderstandings.